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Characters: Homestar Runner
A character sheet for the surreal web animation series Homestar Runner.

Note: Most characters are voiced by Matt Chapman, apart from Marzipan (Missy Palmer), Pom Pom and the Powered by The Cheat characters (Mike Chapman)
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    Homestar and Friends 

Homestar Runner

Evewybody loves the me! I'm a tewwific athlete!

Ostensibly the main character of the site. Homestar is a dim but (usually) lovable doofus with no arms and no clue. He means well, but his idiocy often leads him to accidentally say and do things that alienate his friends. Seems to think that he and Strong Bad are buddies, to the chagrin of the latter.

  • Armless Biped: Despite his lack of arms, he's still capable of activities like typing on a computer.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He, Pom Pom and Coach Z seem to be the law enforcers in Free Country USA
  • The Bore: Often, the sort who is totally oblivious to the disinterest of whomever he's talking to. He's also the one playing the part of the "office dullard" in Sbemail #37.
  • Cast as a Mask: in this toon.
  • Catch Phrase: "Seriously"note . He (extremely) briefly tried to incorporate a new one: "That's bupkus!"
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In his earliest appearances, Homestar wasn't really dumb at all.
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Evewybody loves the Homestaw Wunnew. He's a tewwific athelete. He acknowledges that he has "twouble with [his] aw's."
    • Averted in his high school years, however.
  • Henpecked Boyfriend: Marzipan treats him like environmentally-friendly dirt.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He's friends with Strong Bad, and he's Marzi's boyfriend.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Homestar tends to say things that offend people out of sheer stupidity rather than any malicious intent.
  • Invisible Anatomy: He once wore a long sleeved coat that actually moved when he picked up something, yet he still has no visible arms.

Marzipan

I'm a fiercely independent woman, and I'm fiercely independent about the soy products I choose.

Homestar's on-again, off-again girlfriend, largely by the fact of being the only major female character on the website. Marzipan is a grade-A Granola Girl whom Strong Bad has described as "a dirty hippie, without the dirt". She has a tendency to protest things at the drop of a hat. Marzipan has also expressed artistic leanings: she frequently sings and plays songs on her guitar Carol, and has been showing painting and indulging in other forms of arts and crafts from time to time.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Even though she seems like the basic hippie chick stereotype, she injures or practically tortures Homestar on frequent ocassions (see below), and hurts Strong Bad quite a few times, such as minor cartoon slapstick like hitting him with her guitar, or outright shoves a pencil into his head in SBCG4AP. That last one was just because he needed to record a make-out scene for Dangeresque 3.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Some of her more extreme actions include locking Homestar in a cupboard for a few months with no food (she'd told him there was cake in there) and handing Strong Bad a rake, and shovel and a Garden Weasel to smash into Homestar's face. And Homestar's her boyfriend (most of the time).
  • Hippy Teacher: She's the teacher at L.U.R.N., which is more or less what happens when you mix a hippie cult with a classroom.
  • Strawman Political: Marzipan is often used for Take Thats at left-wing politics.
  • Tsundere: Type A. Even though her treatment of Homestar at times is less than reasonable, she seems to generally enjoy having him around. She never outright admits it, however.

Pom Pom

(bubble bubble)

Homestar's best buddy. Despite looking like an orange-and-yellow ball with an ovoid head and arms and only communicating through bubbling noises, Pom-Pom is apparently a hip, tech-savvy ladies' man.

  • The Ace: Although he isn't the best at Texas hold 'em.
  • Acrofatic: Despite his ball-like shape, he once jumped over Strong Badia and the Concession Stand in a single bound, after jumping through the treetops of a nearby forest
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's been voted 'most likely to beat everyone in an all-out death match' ever since he pummeled Strong Bad for trying to pop him with a pin. He's also a martial arts master and has an itchy trigger finger when it comes to firearms, so watch out.
  • Kavorka Man: Pom Pom apparently gets a lot of chicks, despite being a giant bouncy ball thing.
  • Marty Stu: In-universe example. Strong Bad seems to think so.
    Stupid Pom-Pom and and his boring physical superiority.
  • Satellite Character: Was first introduced as Homestar's best friend and nothing more, but Character Development has been kind enough to give him a few unique traits of his own.

    The Brothers Strong 

Strong Bad

You don't know it yet, but I'm the real reason you're here. Check me out! No, seriously, check me out.

Arguably the real main character of the website. Strong Bad is an egotistical fellow who appears to be wearing boxing gloves and a luchador mask, though it's explained those are what his face and hands actually look like. His hobbies include tormenting his neighbors (especially Homestar Runner, Marzipan, and Strong Sad), responding to e-mails from his fans, and playing retro video games. His pet peeves include Homestar and people asking him "How do you type with boxing gloves on?"

He is one of your opponents in Poker Night at the Inventory, along with The Heavy, Max, and Tycho.

Strong Mad

I'M STRONG MAD!!!!! [beat] I DON'T LIKE THIS MOVIE!!! [another beat; smiles] I LIKE THE CHEAT!
Debut: "Super NES"

Strong Bad's hulking brute big brother. Doesn't say much, but what he does say is always said in a sort of guttural half-shout. Best buds with The Cheat.

  • And Call Him George: He once stayed over at Homestar's house to play. Homestar got buried under cinderblocks, had the Concession Stand thrown at him, and got hit by a meteorite. Though the meteorite wasn't Strong Mad's fault.
  • Big Brother Bully: He sometimes torments Strong Sad, though not to as great of an extent as Strong Bad does.
    • He is also not above tormenting Strong Bad, especially if he lashes out at The Cheat.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Not only does he not have an indoor voice, according to Strong Bad, he also has "a pretty tenuous grasp on the English language." Example:
    Strong Bad: Hey, Strong Mad, what's my favorite movie?
    Strong Mad: GARBLEDINA!

Strong Sad

Each day, we die a little more.
Debut: "Super NES"

Strong Bad's depressed, sarcastic punching bag younger brother. Years of being picked on by his brothers have given him an outlook on life that's as grim and gray as he is. Strong Sad is fairly smart, though, and occasionally gets one over on Strong Bad.

  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: That wasn't Strong Sad that said "I'm saaaaad that I'm flying"; it was The Cheat. Similarly, the line "Oh, some animal died," was originally said by Homestar impersonating Strong Sad. Even the creators get this one confused. He eventually got around to saying both, though.
  • The Bore: He's rather resigned to the fact that nobody except Marzipan and Homsar are interested in his art, poetry, and music. (And it's hard to tell with Homsar.)
  • Emo Teen: He might not be teenage, but he fits otherwise.
  • Fanboy: In the email "fan club", it's revealed that Strong Sad heads the fan club devoted to Strong Bad Emails, the "Deleteheads".
  • The Smart Guy: He deduced a way to return King Bubsgonzola (Supreme) back to his normal size by using a bowl of Kashi, and is also capable of calculating the temperature, humidity and barometric pressure using no tools when asked. At one point he transcribed Paradise Lost on a single grain of rice in four languages.

The Cheat

Meh!

Strong Bad's small, yellow, unintelligible, and snarky pet/lackey. He supposedly lives in the King of Town's grill, but hangs out in the house of the Brothers Strong to work on his computer, Tangerine Dreams, where he makes his own Flash cartoons (usually with badly-drawn and voiced members of the rest of the cast singing the praises of The Cheat and giving him trophies).

    Other Main Characters 

Bubs

I'm a self-made man, I am, I am! I sell hot dogs, chili dogs, slaw dogs, ketchup dogs and mustard dogs. I got drinks, drinks, drinks, candy and snow cones. I can fix everything what needs fixing. Like cars, TVs... marriages... [...] I guess the best word that describes me is... "personality". Um, because I have a good personality.

Enthusiastic (and not entirely honest) salesman and handyman, and proprietor of Bubs' Concession Stand. Also something of a party animal.

Coach Z

I have more than two praeblems!

A lonely, vaguely creepy, and quite possibly crazy coach and aspiring rap artist with an exaggerated Midwestern accent ("Great jaerb, Homestar!"). He was originally just someone to whom Homestar came for advice, but the Brothers Chaps have played up the seedy side of Coach Z's life to the point that it now dominates his character.

  • The Alcoholic: Unconventional, as he prefers to get his alcohol from Listerine, of all things.
  • Anything That Moves: In keeping with his creepiness, he seems to have shown interest in not only Marzipan, but also Bubs, Homestar, and even Pom Pom. And he apparently had a crush on "a hot blonde" at one point.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": "Z" on his medallion.
  • Catch Phrase: You can't just rush into the score zone!
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • Disco Dan
  • Dreadful Rapper
  • Funny Foreigner: He's "a crazy man from another country," at least according to this old character page. Might help explain his ridiculous accent, at any rate.
  • Giftedly Bad
  • Informed Attribute: It is well known in the H* R universe that Coach Z is The Pig Pen. It's just not that obvious to us.
  • Jive Turkey: And unlike Bubs, he doesn't make it sound cool.
  • Monochromatic Eyes
  • Perpetual Poverty: "Aw, crackles! I forgot to pay my bills again this year."
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Originally, he just called himself a coach because he thought "Coach Z sounds cooler than just Z", but this idea has been pretty thoroughly abandoned. Doesn't stop him from doing just as much rapping and janitorial work as coaching nowadays, though.
  • The Pig Pen: He has been known to have questionable hygiene. At one point, he also leaked what could only be crude oil after taking off a ratty thong in the swimming pool.
    Strong Mad: PUT IT BACK ON! PUT IT BACK ON!!
  • Piss Take Rap: He's made dozens of songs, only one of which could be considered "good." One of his songs consists entirely of him counting to four and counting to two.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy
  • Speech Impediment: "JEOOOOOORGHB!!!!!"
  • Stalker with a Crush: Shown in the Answering Machine tapes. He has probably broken into Marzipan's house at least once, and as of the latest AM installment, Marzi actually has a restraining order on him.
  • Unexplained Accent: His accent is so strange the main characters occasionally accuse him of making it up. For example, when he and Bubs go trick-or-treating in "Three Times Halloween Funjob":
    Coach Z: Trick 'er trort!
    Bubs: Come on, man...
    Coach Z: Okay, trick 'er treat...
    • Then, in the same scene, if given a packet of Swedish Fish:
      Coach Z: Ooh, the Swordish Forsh!
      Bubs: What did I just tell you?
      Coach Z: Cut me some slack! It's a crowd pleaser.
    • It's speculated, in fact, that his accent may be entirely his own, as mentioned in "Fall Float Parade", when they see a balloon that resembles Pom Pom:
      Coach Z: It's the Pam Pam b'loon!
      Marzipan: That's "Pom Pom balloon" for those of you who don't speak Coach Z.
  • Your Answer to Everything: His advice to Homestar is always "It's like a great sports play—you can't just rush into the score zone", regardless of whether it actually applies to the situation. This is even lampshaded in "The Best Decemberween Ever":
    Coach Z: Buying a Decemberween present for Strong Bad is like a great sports play.
    Homestar: (listlessly) Lemme guess: I can't just rush into the score zone.
    Coach Z: Hey, that's right!
    Homestar: (annoyed) Coach, that's your answer for everything!
    • In later cartoons, Coach Z is fond of planning an attack by saying, "We should run the picket fence at 'em!"

The King of Town

Now, despite rumors to the contrary, I did not just buy a crown at the costume palace and ask people to start calling me the King of Town. I earned my title the same way I earned a free combo meal: by purchasing one of equal or lesser value. I also did not ever try to eat my own mustache.

The self-proclaimed ruler of Free Country, USA, who's really just a fat, gluttonous old man who happens to have a crown, a castle, a retainer of servants, and a painful awareness of how unpopular he is with the other characters. He's tried to make himself more popular, with limited success, by doing things such as learning to play guitar and trying to get his very own quite popular cartoon show.

The Poopsmith

...

The King of Town's most prominent (and disgusting) servant, the Poopsmith is an odd fellow who, as the name suggests, shovels whatsit for a living. Also, for some reason he has taken a vow of silence. According to Homestar, "The Poopsmith is a good guy. He's just got a crappy job."

  • Beware the Nice Ones: The Poopsmith is the King of Town's personal law enforcement agent.
  • Nerd: Judging from his Halloween costumes, he seems to have a keen interest in science fiction and video games.
  • The Pigpen: Considering his job, he always has some whatsit on his gloves.
  • Satellite Character: To the KoT.
  • The Silent Bob
  • Talking with Signs: Despite the fact that he doesn't talk, he has, on rare occasion, used this to communicate.
  • Toilet Humour: Basically all the humor that revolves around him either involves this or his unexplained vow of silence.
  • The Voiceless: He doesn't speak because he has taken a vow of silence, which seems to be a requirement for his job. Until he broke that vow in email thunder, in which he finally sings. And he is voiced by John Linnell.

Homsar

I'm a song from The Sixties!
Debut: "Email homsar"

A short, pudgy fellow that vaguely resembles Homestar, and speaks in warbling non-sequiturs. He came to be when a fan e-mailing Strong Bad misspelled "Homestar". He's apparently capable of defying the laws of physics whenever he feels like it and is an even bigger Cloudcuckoolander than anyone else in the cast (or maybe anyone else in the world).

    Alternate Universe Characters 

Teen Girl Squad

A badly-drawn comic made by Strong Bad. The main characters are 4 girls who only want one thing: Boys. Lots and lots of BOYS. However, more often than not, everybody dies before this is accomplished. See its own page for applicable tropes.

Old-Timey

Fat Dudley, The Homestar Runner, and Old-Timey Marzipan

The universe in the style of 1930's cartoons. As in the original children's book, Homestar is "The" Homestar Runner. The characters have to deal with economic hardship as well as the schemes of the Old-Timey Strong Bad. Other recurring characters include The Homestar Runner's friends Old-Timey Marzipan and Fat Dudley (Pom Pom), Strong Bad's lackeys The Sneak (The Cheat) and The Strong Man (Strong Mad), Sickly Sam (Strong Sad), the Fort Wayne Locomotive (Coach Z), Old-Timey Bubs, Mr. Shmallow (Marshie), and Rumble Red (probably Nebulon). Old-Timey versions of the other characters also show up in most episodes.

  • Anachronism Stew: Despite being set in the 1930s, there are also some references to eras before and after that period, such as, in the case of "Ballad of The Sneak", The Sneak doing the Hully Gully, which was first introduced in 1959.
  • Antiquated Linguistics
  • The Chew Toy: Strong Sad's counterpart, Sickly Sam, possibly even more so than Strong Sad himself.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Old-Timey Strong Bad, compared to his modern-day counterpart, is much more villainous.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: Old-Timey Strong Bad.
  • Deliberately Monochrome
  • Dem Bones: As seen in "That A Ghost", the characters get so scared of the ghost in question that their skins all melt off, revealing their skeletons inside. Marzipan has bones in her pigtails, and Old-Timey Strong Bad has bones in his mustache and his shoes.
    • Also, Sickly Sam has bony legs.
  • Halloween Special: "That A Ghost".
  • Large Ham: Old-Timey Strong Bad.
  • Retraux
  • Stylistic Suck: They have deliberately bad pacing and voice acting.

20X6

Stinkoman, 1-Up, and Cheatball

The Animesque 20X6 is the future where all the Homestar characters have Japanese cartoon versions of themselves. Here, everyone seems to be obsessed with challenging, especially Stinkoman (Strong Bad). There is currently a game, in which Level 10 has been in the works for... a while now...

Cheat Commandos

Top row, L-R: Silent Rip, Fightgar, and Ripberger; Bottom row, L-R: Crackotage, Gunhaver, Firebert, and... Cracotage again?

An Affectionate Parody on G.I. Joe and other merchandise-driven cartoons from The Eighties. Every character (not counting the voice actors and A. Chimendez) resembles The Cheat.
  • Artistic License - Gun Safety: The crew play with a new bulletproof vest they got by shooting each other with Gunhaver's gun. Later Admiral Flashfight is killed because everyone thought he was wearing the vest.
  • Big "Shut Up!": In "Comamndos In the Classroom", one of the "pro-positive life tools" Gunhaver gives to Reynold is "envision [his] inapprorpriate-ors as giant slices of pizza". In an Easter egg, some Blue Laser foot soldiers are dressed up like pizza slices:
    Blue Laser minion: (to Blue Laser Commander) Um, I'm not entirely sure this is what they were talking about, sir.
    Blue Laser Commander: SHUT IT! Pizza can't talk!
  • The Chew Toy: Reynold
  • The Chick: FoxFace and New Bad Guy Girl Character
  • Crossover: Teen Girl Squad episode 7 in an Easter Egg.
  • Emo Teen: Reynold's brother
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: New Bad Guy Girl Character
  • Face-Heel Turn: During the "2-Part Episode", Reynold is so disgruntled by the Commandos' treatment of him that he joins forces with Blue Laser as Scrawn Job.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms: Played with. The two factions use laser weapons and play this trope straight (Blue Laser's name even deriving from it), but Gunhaver carries a real pistol. See Artistic License - Gun Safety above.
  • Fighting Clown: A literal example with Fudgeclank of the Topplegangers.
  • Monster Clown: Face Clay
  • No Indoor Voice: Blue Laser Commander
  • Only Sane Man: Flashfight
  • The Other Darrin: In-Universe Example. Gunhaver's voice actor, Crack Stuntman, is temporarily fired due to "contractual mumbo-jumbo".
    • Crack tries to take over the role of Crackotage at one point.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: As an evil league of violence, Blue Laser naturally has several plans for world domination. However, the toons seen never actually show them carrying out such plans.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: New Bad Guy Girl Character is added to the show simply because Crack wanted his girlfriend to be able to play a character.
  • Red Shirt: The Green Helmets
    Gunhaver: We've got, like, 50 of them.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Crackotage
    Crackotage: Movie night is my favorite night. I think it is my favorite night!
    Silent Rip: Are you even trying anymore?
    • In an Easter egg in the toon where the above line of dialog is said, there is another exchange between Silent Rip and Crackotage:
    Silent Rip: Aw, you can do it. Try another one.
    Crackotage: I think my rhymes are truly broke! Broke, broke, broke, broke, broke, broke, broke!
  • Sissy Villain: Blue Laser Commander
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Reynold / Scrawn Job

Sweet Cuppin' Cakes

L-R: Sherlock (the cowcopter), Eh! Steve (with D-ween styles), The Worm, Keyboard Strong Bad, and The Wheelchair

When Strong Bad is challenged by a viewer to make "[his] craziest cartoon", the result is something so bizarre even he doesn't understand it. Sweet Cuppin' Cakes is apparently about a half-cow/half-helicopter creature who tries to get a little worm out of the ground, and a wheelchair (voiced by Bubs) who chases a talking trapezoid named Eh! Steve... but who can tell? Strong Bad himself is also a character, except his head is an old keyboard that plays the demo music when he gets angry.

Dangeresque

Dangeresque and his sidekick Reynaldo

A character played by Strong Bad in a trilogy of home movies produced, written, directed, and starring himself. He's a private and/or police detective who doesn't play by the rules, aided by his sidekicks Reynaldo (played by Coach Z) and Dangeresque, Too? (played by Homestar). The rest of the cast play various supporting roles, and Strong Sad plays pretty much everyone's beleaguered stunt double, mostly against his will.

    Pseudocharacters 
In the HR world, many of the characters tend to treat other objects like they were people. Some of them actually might be.

Strong Bad's Computers

All of Strong Bad's ancient computers seems to have their own minds, and they all seem to hold grudges. Although the deaths of the Lappy and Tandy didn't bother him much, the Compy being shot affected him greatly. He started off with the green-screened Tandy 400, until it blew up,, then moved to the Compy 386, which was shot by Bubs after getting infected by over 400,000 computer viruses, and then the Lappy 486, which Strong Bad blew up. He now uses the Compé.
  • Anachronism Stew: With the exception of the Compé, Strong Bad uses old style command prompt computers.
  • Disco Dan: Strong Bad's first state of the art computer had two contrast knobs! His first laptop had five whole minutes of battery life and weighed an extremely portable forty two pounds! Strong Bad viewed them as the epitome of computing.
  • Jackass Genie: The Tandy sometimes ignores Strong Bad's orders fully. Other times, it takes advantage of his Exact Words (though during the instance described below, it was malfunctioning, having exploded (oddly enough) a few emails beforehand).
    Strong Bad: "Deleted!."
    Tandy: "Saved forever."
    Strong Bad: (sarcastically) Oh, that's great. Great, thank you. Yeah, go ahead and save that one, why don't you, yeah. So I can treasure it for years and years, and show it to my kids.
  • Reality Warper: When the Compy is infected with a virus that infects reality.
  • Back from the Dead: The first and second computers.
    • Back for the Dead: In SBEmail retirement, they demanded to have one more email checked on each of them. Strong Bad obliged, but in such a way that permanently destroyed both of them.

The Papers

Two perspective altering printers and a pop up balloon. They usually appear at the end of an email to prompt an email to Strong Bad.
  • Killed Off for Real: The Paper.
    Strong Bad: "Why do all of my thirty year old electronics keep breaking on me?"
    • Back from the Dead: It surprisingly returns from the dead for the 200th email, only to accidentally get burned to a crisp once more by sparks flying off Homestar's short-circuiting Happy 8600. It has not been seen since.
  • Perspective Magic
  • Replacement Scrappy: In universe, Strong Bad sometimes lamented that the New Paper is worse than the Old Paper, as well as the Compeper, to New Paper.

The Stick

It's a stick. Designates the local cool hangout for the Brothers Strong.

Wagon Fulla Pancakes

The Bennedettos

Marzipan's appliances, who Homestar thinks are people (as he recruited Frank Bennedetto, a popcorn machine, for his "Homestarmy"). Other members include Mrs. Bennedetto, Marzipan's microwave, and others, Frank's "brothers", referred to in Strong Badia the Free. Mr. Bennedetto owes Homestar five bucks.

    Misc. 

The Goblin

An armless green critter who turns up most Halloweens, the Goblin looks around, does a dance, and disappears for another year. The rest of the characters don't seem to like him that much—until he saves them from a Carnivorous Undead Sheep in "Most in the Graveyard".

Homeschool Winner

A scrapped taller looking character resembling Homestar, only blue and with an overbite. He appeared once on a now hidden trading card animation, and in the background of the game Dancin' Bubs. Matt said in an interview that he was made after a friend thought their website was called "homeschoolwinner.com". They describe him as incredibly smart and more than a little creepy.

Limozeen

I got the heart of a lion and the wings of a bat—BECAUSE IT'S MIDNITE!

The greatest hair metal band in the world (at least in Strong Bad's eyes), made up of brothers Larry (vocals), Gary (lead guitar), Perry (bass), and Mary (drums) Palaroncini. They sing songs about love and living in the fast lane, do gigs in Free Country USA and beyond, and have never quite left 1987. They had their own Saturday morning cartoon show in the '80s that was canceled before the first commercial break. Their manager is the nerdy Doug Teegland, and Strong Bad is their biggest fan.

Nebulon

A little green alien who floats around in outer space. No one likes his style.

Senor Cardgage

Cargeenan, Monteljohn, can you detect me to the nearest bus stamp?

An older, vaguely sleazy man who constantly uses nonsense-words. Strong Bad looks up to him; Marzipan looks down on him. While he lost the non-sequitur championship to Homsar, he's still not exactly known for his eloquence. He carries around a grocery bag full of melty candy bars that he eats loudly while standing to close to people.

  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • Cool Old Guy: Strong Bad sees him as this.
  • Dirty Old Man
  • Honest John's Dealership: At least he's aware of it:
    Senor: (standing on a lawnmower) Why, hello, Miss Trela. Check out Senor Cardgage's Intregway. Dump Tell No Mandy — it's just a landmower moved bankways.
  • Jerkass: At times, such as when he walked off with Strong Bad's football after promising to "hit him on the slant".
  • Malaproper: His signature character trait is saying things that "aren't one word but aren't quite another."
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: He is this in some cartoons, such as when he is heard singing a creepy rhyme within a children's day care building with barbed wire and a Chalk Outline outside. Strong Sad also sees him as such, informing Strong Bad that he gave him nightmares. And despite his hero worship of the guy, Strong Bad himself bore witness to this in "hremail3184" when Senor Cardgage walked in place sans friction as disembodied traffic sounds echoed around him.
    Strong Bad: ...I'm quite scared right now.
  • Rambling Old Man Monologue: Constantly.
  • Self-Deprecation: Possibly in "Senor Cardgage Mortgage" in one of his few coherent moments
    Act now and see if you can stand to talk to me for more than four seconds!
  • Vague Age: He's...older. Ish.
  • Word Salad

Shark-Tooth Bubs

An alternate version of Bubs with two dot eyes, a set of fangs, and a unicorn-type horn coming out of his head. Unlike most of the H*R cast, he's voiced by Mike instead of Matt. Like the regular Bubs, he runs (or claims to run) a concession stand (in his case, called "Eight Burgers"). As with most of Mike's characters, his appearances are few and far-between. With the exception of his debut in Theme Park, he has only appeared as a puppet or as a voice on the DVD commentaries.

Looks and name aside, his personality is only marginally similar to his better-known counterpart. Think of a slightly more articulate version of Homsar or Senor Cardgage and you're probably on the right track.

The brothers came up with the character after a Chinese toy designer sent them prototype plush toys of some of the characters. They were very amused at how the designer misinterpreted Bubs's eyes and mouth and decided to work him into one of their upcoming cartoons (The Theme Park email). They initially put him in a cartoon as an Affectionate Parody of unlicensed toys. However, every appearance since then has been as a character (complete with spoken lines) as opposed to just being a prop.

  • Ascended Extra: Not much of one, but considering that his first appearance was as a mere prop...
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: just listen to him on Puppets on the Road on the 4th Strong Bad Email DVD or on the DVD commentary for Long Pants.
  • Jive Turkey
  • The Man Behind the Man: The Curly-Fried Caper
  • Nothing Personal: "Sorry Piles, I've got my own styles."
  • Rousing Speech: "Heaven help us! Let us rest in the wake of the hours beneath! For tomorrow is a grand style! Courageously affording the brothers of our...Lester Brothers."
  • Rule of Three: See the Running Gag below
  • Running Gag: In Puppets on the Road, while in Philadelphia, he keeps referring to "the chicken man", a Philadelphia-based crime boss.
  • Turn Coat: Appatently, he doesn't care who owns the pile, so long as he gets to be "pile manager".

TROGDOR the BURNiNATOR

Trogdor was a man!
I mean... he was a dragon-man!
Er... maybe he was just a dragon...
But he was still TROGDOR!!! TROGDOR!!!

A stick-figure dragon with one beefy arm drawn by Strong Bad when a fan asked him to show his "skills of an artist", Trogdor is a monster who comes in the night, burninates all the people who live in thatch-roofed cottages, and generally terrorizes the land of Peasantry. Created as a one-off joke, Trogdor proved immensely popular thanks to his rocking metal theme song and soon starred in his own video game, and the legend grew from there. A full-length text-based Adventure Game, Peasant's Quest, introduced the heroic peasant Rather Dashing, who will stop at nothing (sans burnination) to stop Trogdor.


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