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A character sheet for the surreal web animation series ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.

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

[[folder:Homestar and Friends]]
!!Homestar Runner
->''Evewybody loves the me! I'm a tewwific athlete!''
->Debut: ''"Literature/TheHomestarRunnerEntersTheStrongestManInTheWorldContest"''

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.
* AchievementsInIgnorance:
** As Strong Bad put it, "sometimes Homestar does something so stupid, he flips back to smart." To cite one example, his answer for "2+2" is to recite [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coulomb%27s_law Coulomb's Law]]. And when Strong Sad calls him out for that, Homestar realizes his mistake and says that 2+2 equals 22.
** In "Jibblies 2", Homestar is the only character besides Homsar who doesn't get the Jibblies, because he's too oblivious to be scared by the painting. However, since he's aware of what the Jibbles are, it could be he's just a NiceGuy who's not scared of Rocoulm and obliges his "Come on in here!" command. He ''does'' however, get the Jibblies from the updated version of the painting (where Rocoulm is replaced with some guy's dad)
* {{Adorkable}}: He may be an idiot and a klutz, but he's also a real sweetie.
* ArmlessBiped: Despite his lack of arms, he's still capable of activities like typing on a computer.
* BadLiar: Homestar can't lie, and when he does, he usually slips up and reveals what he's trying to hide. Mixed with ActingUnnatural in "I Killed Pom Pom".
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He, Pom Pom, and Coach Z seem to be the law enforcers in Free Country USA.
* TheBore: 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.
* CastAsAMask: In [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/lappynapped.html this toon]], he initially sounds like [[spoiler: Marzipan]] due to getting a spit bubble caught in his throat.
* CatchPhrase: "Seriously"[[note]]''Sewioswy''[[/note]]. He (extremely) briefly tried to incorporate a new one: "That's bupkus!"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his earliest appearances, Homestar wasn't really dumb at all.
* CharacterTic: He has a tendency to flick his head back and forth when he's talking, usually to put emphasis on something.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: While he's usually just a ditz, he can fall into this at times, especially in "the movies".
* CoolShades: Even Strong Bad admits he looks cool with sunglasses.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: He's the only person who can tell that the Thnikkaman is just a PaperThinDisguise of Bubs.
* TheDitz: Yeah, he's a bit dim. Sometimes averted in scenes with characters who are so far out in {{Cloudcuckooland}} (like Coach Z) that he can't help but look like the OnlySaneMan by comparison. Notably, he's also the one person in Free Country that can see through Bubs' PaperThinDisguise as the Thnikkaman.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome:
** Evewybody loves the Homestaw Wunnew. He's a tewwific athelete. He acknowledges that he has "twouble with [his] aw's."
** He didn't have it in his high school years, but since the person recounting it was [[UnreliableNarrator Strong Bad]], who has a self-admitted "doodle memory," it's doubtful whether it's true or not.
* FailedASpotCheck: Part of his ComicallyMissingThePoint personality.
-->'''Marzipan:''' Awww, there there, Homestar. It's not so bad. Everybody thinks I'm a broom.\\
'''Homestar:''' ''(geniunely annoyed}'' You're not a broom?!
* TheFool: No matter how dangerous the situation may be, Homestar always comes out with no lasting injuries. He doesn't always make it out [[AmusingInjuries unscathed]] though.
* HenpeckedHusband: Or boyfriend in this case as Homestar lives with Marzipan. However she treats him like environmentally-friendly dirt. Subverted in that [[TheMasochismTango Homestar often treats her like dirt, too]].
* HoYay: Invoked, as sometimes he'll talk to Strong Bad with a ''very'' loving voice -- to the latter's horror.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He's friends with Strong Bad, despite Strong Bad not considering him to be a friend at all.[[note]]Though they eventually fall into VitriolicBestBuds level late in the series.[[/note]] Though his relationship with Marzipan is more justified, Marzipan has been an abusive girlfriend to him in the past.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Homestar tends to say things that offend people out of sheer stupidity rather than any malicious intent.
* InvisibleAnatomy: He once wore a long sleeved coat that actually moved when he picked up something, yet he still has no visible arms. Lampshaded often, such as in April Fool's 2015, when he craves the Trogdor backpack. "Can you imagine having ''three'' arms? I can! ''(shudders in delight)''"
* JerkassBall: Sometimes holds the ball, especially in regard towards Marzipan. Once, he refused to answer the phone for her because "I'm busy not answering the phone!"
* {{Keet}}: Probably the most cheerful character on the site.
* KindheartedSimpleton: A good guy, just incredibly dull-witted.
* LongPants: The Trope Namer. Played with in Strong Bad Email #127: "long pants".
-->'''Strong Bad:''' Let's talk about your pants. Or your lack thereof.\\
'''Homestar:''' What are you talking about? I wear long pants!\\
'''Strong Bad:''' No, from what I can tell, you wear ''no'' pants and have blue soles glued to the bottoms of your feet.
* LovableJock: As mentioned in his quote above, which is a variation of the original children's book's opening line.
* ManChild: Acts very childish for someone who appears to be the same age as Strong Bad. When he checked into a hotel, he ordered a race car bed. And he along with Strong Mad and Homsar are in Marzipan's Kindergarten Class.
* MisterSeahorse: He thinks he's a pregnant woman in ''[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail158.html cliffhangers]]''.
* NakedOnArrival: He claims to be an aversion, in that he was born with his hat on.
* NiceGuy: Tries to be one, when he's not being selfish.
* NiceHat: He just [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/wheremyhat.html wouldn't be the same]] without his "[[InsistentTerminology buzzer]]".
* NoListeningSkills: He is prone to this, being both The Ditz and a Cloud Cuckoolander. For example, in "4 branches" , Coach Z tries to warn Homestar about the dangers of exposing a "flame pro-tardant polymascotfoamalate" costume to a campfire. Homestar zones out and imagines a commercial for polymascotfoamalate from the 1930s, then concludes "So I should be perfectly safe!" Then merrily goes on building a campfire inside the costume.
* ThePollyanna: His cheery demeanor doesn't falter even if [[Recap/StrongBadEmailE190Licensed his face is covered in broken glass,]] or [[Recap/HomestarRunnerDoomyTalesOfTheMacabre his legs have spontaneously gained several more knees]].
* RandomlyReversedLetters: In "The Interview", Homestar's "resume" ([[OhWaitThisIsMyGroceryList actually his grocery list]]) has the esses reversed.
* SarcasmBlind: Homestar didn't notice that Bubs was speaking to him in very thinly veiled anger in "Donut Unto Others" missing the tone of his voice, the smoke coming from his head and the face he's literally red in the face.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: He likes to do this whenever he uses a phone or opens a door, saying sounds like "boop" and "ding-dong."
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: He used to be known as "The Homestar Runner" before the "The" was dropped. His Old-Timey counterpart is called "The Homestar Runner" as a reference to this.
* StupidSexyFlanders: He manages to cause this reaction to Strong Bad sometimes, most notably in the second Costume Commentary when a hot girl dressed as Homestar is seen.
-->'''Strong Bad''': So confused... what to think? Hot Homestar?! My brain is splitting in half!
* TooDumbToLive: Just to cite one example, he once lit a fire inside of a mascot costume while ''inside of it''. That would be stupid even if it wasn't made of highly flammable [[AppliedPhlebotinum Polymascotfoamalate]]. Another time he somehow got himself stuck inside an office water cooler.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: In "Halloween Potion-ma-jig", when Homestar is changed to having only one eye, he's shocked and disappointed to find out he hasn't been dating twin Marzipans the entire time, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar which seems to imply]] he likes this trope.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Strong Bad. Homestar is usually oblivious to Strong Bad's hatred toward him, although there are occasions where they either get along or the dislike becomes mutual.
* VocalEvolution: Homestar's voice has gotten a bit deeper and gravelly over the years. Sorta explained in the 2014 April Fools episode: he had a piece of crab shell stuck in his throat for several years.

->''I'm a fiercely independent woman, and I'm fiercely independent about the soy products I choose.''
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/HomestarRunnerMarshmallowsLastStand Marshamallow's Last Stand]]"''

Homestar's on-again, off-again girlfriend, largely by the fact of being [[Main/TheSmurfettePrinciple the only major female character on the website.]] Marzipan is a grade-A GranolaGirl 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.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Coach Z to the extent that she put a restraining order on him. Strong Bad tends to occasionally hit on her, to her disgust. Strong Sad himself has shyly put the moves on her once or twice, which annoys her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Even though she seems like the basic hippie chick stereotype, she injures or practically tortures Homestar on frequent occasions (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=] (the latter after he floated her potted plant in a wading pool.)
* TheChick: Being the only girl, she's the most feminine member of the cast.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She can be pretty loopy sometimes, such as treating a sandwich like it was a talking baby, mistaking Homestar's voice for the sandwich's.
* CrossPlayer: Marzipan usually dresses up as male characters during Halloween, something that gets lampshaded by Homestar in "Most in the Graveyard."
* GagNose: Before she had her "questionable voluntary surgery", she had [[http://www.hrwiki.org/w/images/7/7a/Mam15pernt2.png a really long nose]].
* GranolaGirl: To the point that Strong Bad once described her as a dirty hippie without the dirt.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: 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).
* HippyTeacher: 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.
* InvisibleAnatomy: She has no visible limbs, yet she has no trouble doing any regular activities.
* LineOfSightName: Her band "Cool Tapes" was created because Homestar once scribbled it on her wall.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Occasionally, she plays this role to Homestar, such as when she registers him as a pet for a pet show competition.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Marzipan is the only main female character. The others are usually one time only characters.
* SoapBoxSadie: She has a habit of protesting subjects environmentalists typically oppose. This can get ridiculous sometimes, such as literally interpreting the phrase "olly olly oxen free" as setting oxen free.
* StrawmanPolitical: Marzipan is often used for {{Take That}}s 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.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Though she openly and vocally hates Strong Bad, she does occasionally welcome his presence or try to help or hang out with him from time to time.
* VocalEvolution: Her voice is a bit deeper as of ''I Killed Pom Pom''.

!!Pom Pom
->''(bubble bubble)''
->Debut: ''"Literature/TheHomestarRunnerEntersTheStrongestManInTheWorldContest"''

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.
* TheAce: About the only thing he doesn't excel in is [[VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory 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
* TheArtifact: He rarely does anything of note anymore, but he's still spotted sometimes.
* BadassAdorable: Not only has he been crowned the strongest man in the world, 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.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As mentioned above. His laid back personality doesn't stop him from being dangerous if provoked.
* ChickMagnet: He's been described as being popular with the ladies by the other characters.
* ClusterFBomb: Once or twice, Pom-Pom has apparently done this, with Homestar gasping and scolding, "Watch your language!"
* DemotedToExtra: Was introduced as Homestar's best friend and played an important role in the site's early history as a favorite of The Brothers Chaps (starring as the ''only'' character in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/pompom.html their first ever Flash]] and getting [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/pomwhole.html his]] [[{{ADayInTheLimelight}} Day in the Limelight]] ''well'' before the site caught on in popularity), but seems to have [[{{TheArtifact}} sunk more into the background]] as of late, thanks in no small part to his role as TheUnintelligible limiting his potential for jokes.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: Everyone can understand him even though he only speaks in bubbling noises.
* KavorkaMan: Pom Pom apparently gets a lot of chicks, despite being a giant bouncy ball thing.
* MartyStu: In-universe example. Strong Bad seems to think so.
--> ''Stupid Pom-Pom and and his boring physical superiority.''
* OnlySaneMan: As such, he tends to get annoyed whenever Homestar acts particularly stupid.
* SatelliteCharacter: Was first introduced as Homestar's best friend and nothing more, but CharacterDevelopment has been kind enough to give him a few unique traits of his own.
* SilentSnarker: Despite being TheUnintelligible, Pom Pom can often come across as this towards the others through his facial expressions alone, usually when they're acting especially weird.
* StraightMan: Being the OnlySaneMan in a cast full of cuckoolanders, he acts as the straight man to their antics.
* TheUnintelligible: He can only speak in bubbling sounds.

[[folder:The Brothers Strong]]

!!Strong Bad
->''You don't know it yet, but [[JustHereForGodzilla I'm the real reason you're here]]. Check me out! No, seriously, check me out.''
->Debut: ''"Literature/TheHomestarRunnerEntersTheStrongestManInTheWorldContest"''

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

He is [[GuestFighter one of your opponents in]] ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'', along with [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Heavy]], [[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Max]], and [[WebComic/PennyArcade Tycho]].
* BadBoss: Strong Bad can be pretty cruel to The Cheat, sometimes for no reason at all.
* BadLiar: His attempts at prank calling Marzipan are pretty bad. He doesn't change his voice or does a poor job of disguising it, and many of his pranks consist of telling Marzipan to do stupid things no one with any common sense would do. Marzipan even seems to enjoy hearing his prank calls, and gives him suggestions and constructive criticism on them.
* {{Badbutt}}: He's absolutely convinced that he's a full-on badass. Suffice it to say, he's not. Perhaps best summarized by [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail197.html this]].
* BerserkButton: He gets annoyed when e-mails ask him how he can type with boxing gloves on or end with any form of the word "crap".
* BigBrotherBully: While his villainous side has mostly been {{flanderized}} away, even his less physically harmful treatment of Strong Sad is well into psychological abuse territory.
* BreakoutCharacter: He started out as the bad guy who opposed Homestar Runner, before eventually becoming the face of the whole site, even getting [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople his own video game series]].
* BuffySpeak: He has a habit of making up his own words. Strong Sad even called him out on it in the "Fan Club" email.
* BullyingADragon: He ''intentionally'' ticks off [[DumbMuscle Strong Mad]] sometimes.
* ButtMonkey: Nowhere near the levels of Strong Sad and The King Of Town, but Strong Bad's attempts at various schemes tends to end in embarrassment and pain.
* CardCarryingVillain: He sometimes thinks of himself as this. Why ask to borrow Homestar's newspaper when you can steal it dressed as a cat burglar?
* CasanovaWannabe: He considers himself a ladies' man, yet he's never seen with any around. In fact, the only woman he does interact with hates him.
* CatchPhrase: He used to "like-a to say, 'holy crap'!" but this quickly became a DiscreditedMeme. As his Dangeresque counterpart, he has "Looks like I'm gonna have to jump...!"
* CharacterBlog: Has a Twitter account that can be found [[https://twitter.com/strongbadactual here]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He's gone from being the main villain and Homestar's foil to just a jerk who occasionally inconveniences people. His relationship with Homestar has also improved dramatically from the days of their rivalry; especially since the April Fools Day 2015 cartoon and on. He seems much less annoyed with Homestar and even tries to get him to come to the fallout shelter when Flash is 'dying.'
* CheatersNeverProsper: Most of the time.
* TheChewToy: Getting HundredPercentCompletion in ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Baddest of the Bands]]'' requires the player to find all five ways of Strong Bad getting abused.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: He's been caught in his [[StockUnderwear tighty-whities]] sometimes.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: He often misinterprets the e-mails he receives, although sometimes he does this on purpose.
* CoolMask: He wears a luchador mask, or rather, his luchador mask is his face.
* DeadpanSnarker: Since he strives to be a bad guy, he doesn't bother trying to be polite.
* DefiantStoneThrow: He, or rather, his headless body, once opposed the King of Town by throwing stones at him.
* {{Defictionalization}}: In-universe, a lot of things Strong Bad makes up end up becoming real, like the bands Limozeen and Taranchula and the cartoon Sweet Cuppin' Cakes.
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Strong Bad's attempts to cheat often backfire on him.
* DiscoDan: Aside from the New Paper and the Compé, he has ridiculously outdated technology. For starters, he considered [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Mode 7]] to be state-of-the art. He also seems to have quite an affinity for video games OlderThanTheNES. When he does use new technology, he's shown to be very out of touch with it, such as trying to enter the email command in The Cheat's [=iMac G3=] from 2002. When he gets the out-of-his-competence-zonely modern Compé, he mistakes the wallpaper for a full-colored photo taped to the monitor, and when it's crushed by six years worth of dust into another older-style computer, the Lappier, he considers it a step ''up''.
* DrunkOnMilk: He once acted drunk after drinking soy sauce.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While the canonicity of this is up for debate, in ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'', when [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Heavy]] delves into RussianHumor about [[ColdBloodedTorture what he did to an Engineer]], Strong Bad replied "'''That is some [[SoundEffectsBleep [BLEEP]-ed]] up [[SoundEffectsBleep [BLEEP] ]], man!'''" and when the Heavy tells a story about a [[TearJerker boy killing a bird, then running, leaving heavy to bury it]], Strong Bad replies "That's not even a little bit funny, man". Unlike the former, Heavy agrees with this statement.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: A couple instances with Homestar, plus an email from a lovestruck dude named Brian. Strong Bad takes the time to answer him in an email to ward him off:
-->Look, man, unless Brian is short for... "Brianrietta" or "Brian-Sue" or something like that, it's just not gonna work out between you and me, alright? Sorry to crush your hopes and dreams, Strong Bad.
* EvilIsCool: {{Invoked}}: Undoubtedly the reason why he keeps trying to proclaim himself a villain when he [[HarmlessVillain clearly]] [[PokeThePoodle isn't]].
** Meanwhile, when he's genuinely abusive to his brother, it's never played as ''cool''. {{ZigZagged}}, to say the very least.
* ExpressiveMask: Justified in that his mask is actually his face. The one time he took it off ([[TheUnReveal offscreen]]), it caused him extreme agony and gurgling noises.
* {{Expy}}: Strong Bad gets both his name and the red-masked luchador appearance from the Data East NES game ''Tag Team Wrestling''.
* FashionModel: He puts up pictures to see if he got hired, and was given a job as the model for the "Husky Head" catalog.
* GenreSavvy: He often incorporates his knowledge of video games and movies into his logic.
* GrammarNazi: Strong Bad will always make fun of people whose emails have bad spelling and grammar.
* HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday: He often reminds people that he has many girlfriends, none of which are ever actually seen.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** He enjoys criticizing people's grammar, but his isn't perfect either.
** He finds it ridiculous that someone would still use Windows 98 even though his technological preferences are even more outdated
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain:
** The emails "rampage" and "your edge" has Strong Bad getting called out on it and trying his absolute best to assure everyone that he's not, [[PokeThePoodle with mixed results]].
** Zig-zagged with his career as a thief. He's been known to break into the King of Town's castle not just unopposed (there's usually only one actual guard, The Poopsmith) but also undetected until the next day. At the same time, his absolute lack of a budget and the ClosedCircle nature of Free Country means there aren't a lot of places for him to hide.
* InsultBackfire: His prank calls on Marzipan are so bad, that in "Marzipan's Answering Machine version 4.0", Marzipan actually suggests Strong Bad call her with a particular prank call because it's her favorite.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: There have been occasions where Strong Bad gets along perfectly fine with other people, even helping them out.
* {{Jerkass}}: Strong Bad has been a jerk to ''everyone''; his friends, his family, and even his fans. The only person he has never been mean to is the Little Girl.
* JerkassHasAPoint: In some cases like "A Decemberween Mackerel".
-->'''Strong Bad''': What's goin' on here?
-->'''Marzipan''': Help, quick! I think Senor Cardgage is dying!
-->'''Strong Bad''': And what makes you think that?
-->'''Marzipan''': He told me so when I brought him a hot covered dish to brighten his dismal life.
-->'''Strong Bad''': ''He'' told you. [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter You decided to take, at face value, something]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} the guy who lives in a bush and talks to melty candy bars said]].
-->'''Marzipan''': Maybe?
-->'''Strong Bad''': And, who not fifteen minutes ago, told me I "[[{{Malaproper}} might paste away if I Dinty Moore.]]" [[spoiler: Besides, everybody knows the way to save Senor Cardgage is to [[MakesAsMuchSenseInContext cut a bunch of motor sports magazines in half and pour gravy on a defibrillator]]. A-like so]].
--> ([[spoiler:Strong Mad tears a stack of magazines in half while The Cheat pours gravy on the defibrillator. [[CrazyEnoughToWork It actually works]]]])
* KickTheDog: While Strong Bad is generally a HarmlessVillain with a tendency to PokeThePoodle, he does have these moments when he gets a little more aggressive/violent.
* LargeHam: He can be over-the-top sometimes.
* LittleBigBrother: Much smaller than his younger brother Strong Sad.
* MaskedLuchador: He used to be a wrestler with all sorts of gimmicks. The only kind he didn't use was being a masked wrestler, despite having a mask for a face.
* MenaceDecay: Acknowledged in the sbemail "Your Edge".
* MetaGuy: He breaks the fourth wall more than most of the other characters combined.
* MetalScream: And the Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!!!!!!!
* {{MST}}: [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/costumes.html On]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/costumes05.html some]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/costumes06.html Costumes]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/costumes2007.html made]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/costumes08.html by]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/costumes2009.html fans]] They are quite funny. Not to mention [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemailintro.html the site intro]].
* TheNapoleon: Strong Bad is the shortest of the Brothers Strong (and one of the shortest main characters), and is easily the biggest jerk among them.
* {{Narcissist}}: He's convinced that he is the paragon of handsomeness, to the point where he once got distracted by a dancing toy of himself. Interestingly, he often imagines himself as being more buff than he actually is.
* {{Neologizer}}: So much so that he's written an entire dictionary of his expressions. [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Glossary Many of them are here]].
* NostalgiaFilter: Strong Bad frequently shows a preference for old technology instead of new technology. He's repeatedly shown his disdain towards the New Paper for being worse than the old Paper, and once mocked the Cheat for using "new computers." When he discovers that the sound the Compé-per makes could be changed, he replaces its pop-up sound with the first Paper's sound. This quote from when the original Paper failed sums it up best:
-->The Paper, NOOO! Why do all my thirty-year old electronics keep breaking on me?
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Despite his "PokeThePoodle" behavior he can have pretty nasty moments, such as the abuse he heaps on Strong Sad and The Cheat and his more violent tendencies.
* PetTheDog: Though it's usually on Strong Sad's part, there are times when Strong Bad actually gets along with him.
* PokeThePoodle: As the years wore on, Strong Bad's ideas of evil acts shifted toward not inflating a deflated basketball, throwing feathers at people (he claimed he couldn't afford the hot tar), and spreading mayonnaise all over the living room and waiting almost half-an-hour before cleaning it up.
-->"'''THIRTY WHOLE MINUTES!! Can you believe!!'''-yeah okay, we're losing our edge."
* RedBoxingGloves: His boxing gloves are actually his hands.
* RoguesGallery: Refers to himself, Strong Mad, and the Cheat as a "multi-purpose criminal element" in his character video. However, they are [[HarmlessVillain not much of a threat.]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: One of his most defining characteristics is how inflated his ego is compared to his actual accomplishments.
* SmokingIsCool: Zig-Zagged. The private office he works in sometimes in almost always has a lit cigarette in an ashtray next to him, especially when he's playing the hardboiled P.I. Dangeresque in his homemade ''Dangeresque'' films. However, he's rarely seen actually holding it, and usually uses it just to fill the air with smoke. He actually DID smoke a cigar [[http://www.hrwiki.org/w/images/d/d7/Thank_You_2.PNG once]], but there's no way of seeing the short toon anymore.[[note]]To see it, you had to buy something from the store between 5 AM and 11:59 PM, but even then there was only a 1/3 chance that that was the one you would see. And on top of that, they discontinued the store messages in 2008.[[/note]] Coach Z once found him "smoking," but Strong Bad denies being a smoker, and admits it's just a white crayon he lit on fire so he can use it to get a smoke break after he used all his other breaks that day, including maternity.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: He's had more screen time and importance than the character the website is actually named after.
* TalkingInYourSleep: For some reason, he tends to mumble names of various UsefulNotes/SuperNES games while dozing.
* {{Technopath}}: We've actually seen how he types with boxing gloves -- he just bumps his fists against the keys and magically gets the letters he wants. However, this isn't limited to just his fists; not only can he type with his forehead and feet, the words that result still match his mood (despair, hyperactivity, etc.)
* UnreliableNarrator: His massive ego, combined with his "doodle memory", means his recollection of past events are usually warped beyond recognition.
* TheUnreveal: In a sbemail, Strong Bad takes off his mask... [[spoiler:...only for his chair Le Restige to block the view.]]
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Thanks to being a {{Jerkass}}, a lot of bad things that happen to him are PlayedForLaughs.
* VillainProtagonist: He aspires to be one, and is to a degree when one considers some of his crueler acts. However, he's a HarmlessVillain for the most part.
* VitriolicBestBuds: What his relationship with Homestar evolved into, becoming his co-star in the ''Dangeresque'' films and co-workers at some unnamed cubicle corporation.
* VocalEvolution: He used to have some kind of Hispanic accent. There's even a DVD exclusive email entirely about Strong Bad's old accent. There are still traces of the accent in his current voice, but it's nowhere near as thick as it was in his earlier appearances.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He's almost never seen wearing a shirt.
* WouldHitAGirl: He insults Marzipan on a regular basis, and has tried to hurt or even kill her several times throughout the series, but he's never actually succeeded.
* WrongGenreSavvy: His genre savviness can end up being this sometimes as RealityEnsues.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: TropeNamer. His anime counterpart, Stinkoman, has blue hair for some inexplicable reason.

!!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 [[DumbMuscle 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.
* AndCallHimGeorge: 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.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: The name of his character in the "Dangeresque" films is "Killingyouguy".
* BerserkButton: Whatever you do, do ''not'' harm The Cheat unless you want to face his wrath.
* BigBrotherBully: 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.
* TheBigGuy: When he's not helping Strong Bad in his schemes, he acts like the dumb, strong guy of the group.
* BoisterousBruiser: He's big and strong, highly protective of The Cheat, and has NoIndoorVoice.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: He has a big letter "M" on his singlet.
* TheBrute: He serves as the muscle in Strong Bad's schemes.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Although he is the eldest of the Strong brothers, he's also the most naive. Not only does he [[NoIndoorVoice not have an indoor voice]], but, 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!
* TheDitz: Possibly the dumbest character in the series.
* DumbMuscle: He's strong enough to carry Bubs' Concession Stand, yet dumb enough to fall for Homestar's PaperThinDisguise as The Cheat.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He eats everything but guitars. Yes, he also eats The Cheat. Several times to give him baths, if Strong Bad is to be believed. [[UpToEleven He can even drink internet bandwidth.]]
* GentleGiant: For all his muscle and hostility, he also has a big heart and a soft side, especially towards The Cheat, [[PapaWolf of whom he is quite defensive]].
* ManChild: While Strong Mad is the oldest of the Strong brothers, he is also the most childish and naïve. Overlaps with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and GentleGiant.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''STRONG MAD.'' And when he's acting in the Dangeresque movies, he's called "Killingyouguy," and as such, is the page image for this trope.
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: He serves as the bassist in Marzipan's band, but he doesn't get much recognition. Case in point, when one of their songs listed the names of the band members, he's only referred to as their bass player.
* OffscreenTeleportation: In "[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Homestar Ruiner]]".
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: He once set the record for "Most Macaronis Nailed To A Paper Towel Tube...By Strong Mad."
* PapaWolf: Towards The Cheat.
* PerpetualFrowner: His default expression is a big, angry frown. He has smiled on occasion though.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Averted, even when he wears glasses, he doesn't get any smarter.
* TerribleArtist: He apparently has a creative streak and has dabbled in the arts from time to time, but his creations aren't really that good. His attempts at origami are just a bunch of crumpled up paper balls, he once sent Strong Bad a childish MS Paint drawing of a brontosaurus having breakfast, and the one cartoon he made (called "Doug the Dino") was a crude and nonsensical claymation short.

!!Strong Sad
->''Each day, we die a little more.''
->Debut: ''"Super NES"''

Strong Bad's depressed, sarcastic and possibly undead punching bag of a 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. He's also noted for his elephant or rhino feet, which he calls "soolnds."
* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: Has a habit of pronouncing words as if they had accented letters when they don't, to sound fancy or erudite or something.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Strong Bad certainly considers him this.
* TheBore: 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 [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Homsar.]])
* ButtMonkey: He suffers more abuse than everyone else on the site, usually from Strong Bad.
* BigLittleBrother: He's the youngest of three siblings but is taller than Strong Bad.
* CharacterBlog: [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sadjournal/index.html Here]], though "I haven't updated that thing in years." In keeping with his EmoTeen characterization, it's modeled on Website/LiveJournal.
* DeadpanSnarker: His most frequent way of getting revenge on Strong Bad is to snark at him whenever possible.
* DeathSeeker: In "Most in the Graveyard", he's thrilled at the thought of having willed himself to death.
* TheDogBitesBack: Strong Sad does get Strong Bad back every once in a while, such as pelting him with snowballs in "rough copy" and tasering the living crap out of him in ''[[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Baddest of the Bands]]''.
* TheEeyore: He even tries his best to ''avoid'' being happy sometimes.
* EmoTeen: He may or may 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".
* {{Flanderization}}: His status as TheEeyore has steadily taken a backseat to his {{Hipster}} qualities over time. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Marzipan's Answering Machine 17.2'', where he starts to feel depressed about not getting to be depressed very much anymore.
* {{Hipster}}: Among all the cast he's the most natural source of jokes on this, like his Fugazi-referencing "This is not a the geddup noise t-shirt" and calling the Geddup Noise a "freakin' sell-out". His favorite band is sloshy (all lower case), which itself prides itself on being obscure -- and having broken up at least four times.
* IntoxicationEnsues: Bad things happen when Strong Sad drinks coffee. It doesn't even matter if its decaf or not. Just don't give him [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail91.html caffeine]].
* IronButtMonkey: It's often glossed over, but he suffers through some stuff that would probably be fatal in real life, like being boarded up in a full bathtub on a yearly basis.
* LeFilmArtistique: Combined with NoBudget. To wit, the soundtrack of his latest independent film has him crying into the wrong side of an saxophone.
* MadEye: When he gets caffeinated, one of his eyes gets bigger.
* MetaGuy: He often remarks how weird life can be in the series.
* {{Narcissist}}: Downplayed. While he usually has low self-esteem, there have been occasions where Strong Sad tries to stroke his own ego, such as in the Strong Bad Email "pizza place" where he calls himself a fan favorite, and the "fan club" email where he inserts a blatant MartyStu of himself into a story.
* {{Nerd}}: He tends to be a fan of obscure subjects.
* NoRespectGuy: The rest of the cast generally [[ButtMonkey treats him pretty badly]], even though he's the [[TheSmartGuy smartest (intelligible) person in the cast]].
* NotSoAboveItAll: Although he usually has one of the most grounded personalities of the main cast, there are occasions where he contributes to the wackiness, such as when he is one of the people laughing at Andy Griffith's head taped to the turned off TV in "extra plug" and when he gets overly excited about esoteric topics like iambic pentameter or Boolean operators.
* OnlySaneMan: One of the few rational characters in the series, when he's not wallowing in self pity.
* TheSmartGuy: Probably the smartest character of the main cast. 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 ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' on a single grain of rice in four languages.
* StrawNihilist: Played for laughs in [[VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Strong Badia the Free]]'s Maps and Minions minigame.
* TooKinkyToTorture: He considers being horribly sick to be the best day of his life, and was happy about the prospect of being struck blind.
* TwitchyEye: When he gets high on caffeine, one of his eyes gets twitchy.
* VocalEvolution: His voice used to be lower and monotone, before it became higher and more expressive.

!!The Cheat
->Debut: ''"Literature/TheHomestarRunnerEntersTheStrongestManInTheWorldContest"''

Strong Bad's small, yellow, [[TheUnintelligible 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 [[StylisticSuck badly-drawn and voiced]] members of the rest of the cast [[HerCodenameWasMarySue singing the praises of The Cheat and giving him trophies]]).
* TheAce: When he isn't helping Strong Bad, he's this.
* BizarreAlienBiology: As Strong Bad put it once, "[[http://hrwiki.org/w/images/3/32/thecheat_physiology.png The Cheat's physiology]] just plain baffles me."
* TheChewToy: People like kicking him. One game even features Strong Bad building a machine (comprised of a giant replica of his foot) designed to kick The Cheat into a brick wall. There was also a weird running gag where The Cheat's [[YourHeadASplode head would suddenly explode]] for no reason.
* TheDragon: Often serves as the sneaky sidekick to Strong Bad during his more antagonistic roles.
* DrunkOnMilk: He got drunk once after drinking soy sauce.
* {{Expy}}: Of both [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] and Eugene the Jeep, the latter of ''Thimble Theater'' and ''{{ComicStrip/Popeye}}'' fame.
* GoldTooth: He has one, when his teeth are shown.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: His "Powered by the Cheat" animations either have him stealing the spotlight from someone else, or inserting himself into them for no reason.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Usually played straight, but averted on a number of occasions. Sometimes The Cheat can accomplish tasks remarkably well, such as stealing a cantaloupe from Marzipan's garden in a matter of seconds. Other times he causes things to fall apart, such as using fireworks instead of explosives on a door, causing him and Strong Bad to get caught. On the whole, Zig-zagged.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: Despite only communicating in squeaks around the other characters, they usually have no trouble understanding him.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: The Cheat gets kicked a lot, but given his criminal tendencies, he definitely deserves some of that kicking.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: He is "The Cheat." The "The" is always capitalized and is emphasized as being part of his name, not an article ("And out of that egg popped a The Cheat!").
* StylisticSuck: His "Powered by The Cheat" animations have poor animation, are filled with mistakes, and have bad voice acting.
* TheUnintelligible: A strange case, since he is fully capable of coherent speech as it's been confirmed he does all the voice acting for his animations. Otherwise, he's completely unintelligible.
* WeaselMascot: Especially his old-timey counterpart, "The Sneak", which is a rat/possum-like creature.
* YourHeadASplode: One RunningGag involves The Cheat's head exploding for whatever reason, leaving him with an AshFace.

[[folder:Other Main Characters]]

->''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.''
->Debut: ''"Literature/WhereMyHatIsAt"''

An enthusiastic but not entirely honest salesman and handyman, and proprietor of Bubs' Concession Stand. Also something of a party animal.
* AmoralAttorney: When Bubs served as Coach Z's defense attorney, he decided that Coach Z was guilty without even knowing what the crime was.
* BadBoss: Toward Strong Bad, as seen in the email "[[http://homestarrunner.com/sbemail121.html part-time job]]". It turns out Bubs forced Strong Bad to buy [[BadJobWorseUniform his sad clown hot dog costume]] himself.
** Also, as seen in "On Break", Bubs only gives one smoking, bathroom, coffee and maternity leave break per day, and doesn't allow Pom Pom to take any breaks at all since he is not in the union.
* BerserkButton:
** Don't ever say he's not the original Bubs, as Strong Bad found out when Bubs beat the ever-living crap out of him for doing so.
** Also, don't make fun of his weight as Homsar and Coach Z can attest to.
** And don't set up a shop ten feet away from his concession stand.
* CatchPhrase / BigShutUp: "Yeah, shut up, kid!" (as the Thnikkaman)
* FingerlessHands: He has no fingers, yet he has no problem holding things normally.
* FormerlyFit: Bubs claims to have the ability to fly. After letting himself go, he can now hover no higher than three inches off the ground.
* HonestJohnsDealership:
** And how! [[http://hrwiki.org/wiki/Bubs%27s_Shady_Business_Practices Here's a list of his more questionable practices.]]
** Turns out it's enforced or invoked. He sells his legit quality merchandise on the black market and his inferior and often dangerous products at his storefront because he has a reputation to uphold.
** Ironically, Bubs himself is pretty susceptible to being swindled, like the time The Cheat tricked Bubs into accepting pencil shavings as legal tender.
--->'''Bubs:''' ''(as an invisible Strong Bad carries them off)'' My chocolates! Come back, chocolates! I didn't mean what I said!
* JiveTurkey: Strong Bad mentions that some of the things he says don't make sense.
* {{Kaiju}}: King Bubsgonzola (Supreme).
* LongPants:
* MrFixit: If something's broken, you go to Bubs. His solutions can be pretty shoddy sometimes, such as fixing a broken clock by taping a working clock to it. [[spoiler: Or fixing a computer virus by shooting the computer with a shotgun!]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** Until about 2004, when [[Main/VocalEvolution his voice changed]], his voice was Matt Chapman's best attempt at sounding like Redd Foxx.
** Post evolution, he voice turned into a Scatman Crothers impersonation.
* OnlyShopInTown: His Concession Stand is this to Free Country, USA.
* OrangeBlueContrast: He has a blue face, and an orange body.
* PaperThinDisguise: His "Thnikkaman" disguise is literally a piece of paper taped to his chest and a pair of sunglasses. Oddly enough, only ''Homestar'', of all people, can see through the disguise; even the normally sensible people, like Strong Sad and Marzipan, don't seem to see it.
* PerpetualSmiler He has a permanent toothy grin on his face which merely moves around as he talks, no matter what his emotions are.
* TheScrooge: His stinginess is the main reason why many of his products are so subpar.
* SelfMadeMan: He is, he is!
* ThemeSong: "Here comes the Thnikkaman!"
* TopHeavyGuy: Strong Bad once described him as having "ample top portions."
* WeSellEverything: He seems to sell anything the characters need at the moment.

!!Coach Z
->''I have more than two praerblems!''
->Debut: ''"Literature/WhereMyHatIsAt"''

A lonely, vaguely creepy, and quite possibly crazy coach and aspiring rap artist with an exaggerated northern 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 [[Main/{{Flanderization}} it now dominates his character]].
* TheAlcoholic: Unconventional, as he prefers to get his alcohol from Listerine, of all things.
* AnythingThatMoves: In keeping with his [[StalkerWithACrush creepiness]], he seems to have shown interest in not only [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Marzipan]], but also Bubs (possibly requited), Homestar, Pom Pom, and even a drawing. And he [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/strong_badathlon#Commentary_Transcript apparently]] had a crush on "a hot blonde" at one point.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: "Z" on his medallion.
* ButtMonkey: Things very rarely ever go well for Coach Z. At best they'll go slightly less bad.
* CatchPhrase: "You can't just rush into the score zone!" and, in a couple of later cartoons, "I say we run the picket fence at 'em."
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His grasp on reality can be pretty tenuous, such as the time he had a conversation on a broken phone. {{Deconstructed}} in that he acknowledges he is mentally ill, and has "[[PerpetualPoverty more]] [[TheFriendNobodyLikes than]] [[TheAlcoholic two]] [[ThePigPen prablems]]".
* DiscoDan: He rivals Strong Bad in this department, as much of the technology he uses is really outdated.
* [[DreadfulMusician Dreadful Rapper]]: Some of his lyrics just consists of counting.
* EveryoneHasStandards: As bad as his hygiene is, even he thinks drinking melonade from a toilet with slippers is too gross. And he also finds Senor Cardgage and Marshie creepy.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Nobody in the main cast seems to enjoy his company (and it's hard to blame them most of the time), but they still hang out with him on a fairly regular basis.
* FunnyForeigner: He's "a crazy man from another country," at least according to [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/yearbookcz.html this old character page]]. Might help explain his [[UnexplainedAccent ridiculous accent]], at any rate.
* GiftedlyBad: With the exception of his part in [[AwesomeMusic "Rap Song", "Loading Screens" and "Fish Eye Lens"]].
* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: Flashbacks show him sporting a large brown afro and mustache.
* InformedAttribute:
** It is well known in the H* R universe that Coach Z is ThePigPen. It's just not that obvious to us. Averted later in the series where his poor hygiene is made more explicit.
** There's an in-universe version, where Coach Z likes to boast about having "fairly good teeth" despite having NoMouth.
* ItsPronouncedTroPay: The Z in his name is pronounced as "Zee" like in America, not like "Zed" in the UK, Commonwelth, and Canada. Lampshaded in "Where My Hat is At" when his name is spelled as "Coach Zee" and in "Do Over" where Strong Bad jokes that a Canadian viewer would probably call him "Coach Zed".
* JiveTurkey: And unlike Bubs, he doesn't make it sound cool.
* MonochromaticEyes: His eyes are completely white.
* NiceHat: Almost always wears a backwards purple baseball cap.
* PerpetualPoverty: He lives in a locker room, he wants to go to prison so he can have three square meals a day, and then there was that time he ran out of power.
-->"Aw, crackles! I forgot to pay my bills again this year."
* ThePigPen: He has been known to have questionable hygiene. At one point, he also leaked what could only be crude oil after [[FanDisservice taking off a ratty thong]] in the swimming pool.
-->'''Strong Mad:''' PUT IT BACK ON! '''PUT IT BACK ON!!'''
** He also makes an offhand comment in VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople that implies that the track's showers are so disgusting and poorly cleaned that the ''[=CDC=]'' has to step in periodically to bleach the place to prevent a biological disaster.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Originally, he just called himself a coach because he thought [[http://homestarrunner.com/oldflash.html "Coach Z sounds cooler than just Z"]], but this idea [[RetCon has been pretty thoroughly abandoned]]. Doesn't stop him from doing just as much rapping and janitorial work as coaching nowadays, though.
* PissTakeRap: 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.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: He tries to be, but he's not very fly at all.
* SpeechImpediment: "JEOOOOOORGHB!!!!!"
* StalkerWithACrush: 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.
* TotallyRadical: He desperately tries to sound cool with bad rap and dated slang.
* UnexplainedAccent: 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.
** {{Lampshaded}} in "Fish Eye Lens".
--->'''Coach Z:''' Strong Bad, wake up! The people need your help!\\
'''Strong Bad:''' Wait, the who?\\
'''Coach Z:''' I mean, the pyorple!\\
'''Strong Bad:''' There you go.
** 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.\\
'''Coach Z:''' You say tomater, I zay dermatermortz.
* YourAnswerToEverything:
** 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 [[LampshadeHanging 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. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I also did not ever try to eat my own mustache]].''
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/HomestarRunnerMarshmallowsLastStand Marshamallow's Last Stand]]"''

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.
* AuthorityInNameOnly: The only people he's the king of are his loyal servants. Everyone else just considers him a lame old man. He even used to be the TropeNamer. However, the Poopsmith often keeps the rest of the cast in line. He also has his own army. When Marzipan mentions that he has the authority to try people for treason and execute them, he's more than pleased (later having Homsar guillotined.)
* BenevolentBoss: He's shown to be pretty nice to his servants, such as defending the Poopsmith when Strong Bad made fun of his costume.
* BerserkButton: Do not steal or tax his food. [[spoiler: Strong Bad [[BatmanGambit uses this]] to get King back in the castle in ''SBCGFAP'' by raising the tax on snack food.]]
* BigEater: Some of his feats include eating an entire Thanksgiving banquet and drinking a pool filled with jello and people.
* ButtMonkey: Nobody likes him except for his loyal servants.
* ADayInTheLimelight: [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/kotpopshow.html The King of Town's Very Own Quite Popular Cartoon Show]]
* DoesNotLikeSpam: The only thing he won't eat is peas. He used to have an aversion to [[ToiletHumor "whatsit"]], but later toons heavily imply he eats that too now.
* DrunkWithPower: A running gag in later cartoons and ''SBCGFAP'' is the King steadily increasing his power throughout Free County with the aid of "The Municipality", his own private goon squad.
* EatsBabies: An easter egg in the sbemail ''rated'' has him demand the Poopsmith to pack his bags for Transylvania, because he heard Strong Bad say that you're required by law to eat puppies for breakfast there.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: His middle name is Wad. Both Strong Bad and Bubs made fun of him when they found out.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He's eaten toilet paper, lightbulbs, and even piles of whatsit, among other inedible objects. In "Later That Night", he claims he eats Scrubbing Bubbles to clean his insides of the previous inedible objects.
* {{Flanderization}}: Had little to no personality at first, but then his unnatural appetite and unpopularity became his main character traits.
* InformedDeformity: His morbid obesity. While he ''is'' rather round, so are a substantial chunk of the rest of the cast.
* InvisibleAnatomy: Much like Homestar and Marzipan, he has no arms.
* IWasQuiteALooker: In the Strong Bad email "flashback", he is depicted as the "svelte, young Prince of Town", looking much slimmer and having a visible chin. An Easter Egg at the end of the cartoon shows him claiming a lifetime supply of fish sticks for himself--presumably this was his first step towards becoming the morbidly obese King of Town we know today.
* JabbaTableManners: Among other examples, he eats cake batter straight out of the bowl and simply inhales a pile of salt.
* LukeIMightBeYourFather: Mixed with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. Early character bios listed him as being Marzipan's father, but this was never brought up in the videos and was quietly dropped. In "Marzipan's Answering Machine V.17.2", the King of Town leaves a message to Marzipan revealing that he read something online that said that he was, at least at one point, her dad. He himself can't remember whether this is true or not, and claims that performing a DNA test would be impossible since he had all of his DNA replaced by MSG.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:In the second episode of [=SBCG4AP=], he uses a [[BatmanGambit surprisingly well thought-out plot]] to trick Strong Bad into usurping him, allowing the KOT to take over Strong Bad's email show.]]
* MasochistsMeal: Some of the things the King of Town has eaten are downright hazardous to normal people, such as automotive fluids, deodorant products, tapeworms and even the Poopsmith's pile of whatsit. Once, he gulped down a heaping plate of ''salt'', which caused him to seemingly hiccup repeatedly (according to the King, they were ''heart attacks''.)
-->'''Strong Bad:''' "I can't believe I ate that entire pile of whatsit!" said the King of Town.
-->'''King of Town:''' I wish that ''were'' fiction.
* PetTheDog: He'll sometimes offer to ''share'' his food, though often it's inedible junk.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He claims to be about 300 years old in "Which 'Ween Costumes?", and is implied to have been around for the first Decemberween in "A Decemberween Pageant".
* SatelliteCharacter: Most notably the Poopsmith, but also the rest of his retinue: the Blacksmith, the Hornblower, the Knight, the Cleric, and the Little Chef Guy.
* ShowWithinAShow: The above "Quite Popular Cartoon Show".
* SmarterThanYouLook: [[spoiler: Episode 2 of [=SBCG4AP=] shows that he's more than capable of outsmarting and manipulating Strong Bad.]]

!!The Poopsmith
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/HomestarRunnerMarshmallowsLastStand Marshamallow's Last Stand]]"''

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 [[{{Pun}} crappy]] job."
* BerserkButton: Do not steal or [[BreadEggsMilkSquick eat]] the Poopsmith's pile of whatsit.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The Poopsmith is the King of Town's personal law enforcement agent.
* FourFingeredHands:
* TheLancer: He's the more controlled Number Two to The King Of Town.
* {{Nerd}}: Judging from his Halloween costumes, he seems to have a keen interest in science fiction and video games.
* ThePigPen: Considering his job, he always has some whatsit on his gloves.
* SatelliteCharacter: He doesn't have much personality other than being The King of Town's Poopsmith and sometimes, enforcement officer.
* TheSilentBob: He doesn't have much difficulty communicating with the other characters despite his vow of silence.
* TalkingWithSigns: Despite the fact that he doesn't talk, he has, on rare occasion, used this to communicate.
* ToiletHumour: Basically all the humor that revolves around him either involves this or his unexplained vow of silence.
* TheVoiceless: He doesn't speak because he has taken a vow of silence, which seems to be a requirement for his job. [[spoiler: Until he broke that vow in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemailtwohundred.html email thunder]], in which he finally sings. And he is voiced by [[Music/TheyMightBeGiants John Linnell]].]]

->''I'm a song from TheSixties!''
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE2Homsar 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).
* AscendedExtra: He was originally a one-off gag. He's now one of the main cast members.
* ArmlessBiped: Just like Homestar, he has no arms, yet has no trouble doing any activities that require them.
* BrickJoke: Homsar was "raised by a cup of coffee" and "the son of a Chipwich". One Easter egg shows a picture of his "parents" (coffee, Chipwich), which also appear on the [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Countries_in_Strong_Badia_the_Free#Homsar_Reservation Homsar Reservation Flag]].
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: "Homsar" is written on his shirt.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A definite resident. And only seems to speak in his native tongue too.
* TheDitz: Practically everything Homsar says has no sense of logic.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In his early depictions, Homsar's ramblings actually made sense. Notwithstanding his drawling accent, his first ever spoken line was, "What is it, Strong Bad?", plus his debut on Marzipan's Answering Machine v5.0 had him thanking Marzipan for visiting him at the hospital in perfect, coherent English. Nowadays, any sense of logic with his words seems to have left him. Of course, this is eventually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in Marzipan's Answering Machine v17.2, where a coherent Homsar discovers he only makes sense when on the phone and even [[SelfDeprecation laments over the fact he'll have to go back to spouting nonsense eventually]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: His genesis was a misspelling of "Homestar", and his physical appearance and personality all follow suit, being a distorted and exaggerated take on Homestar's looks and ditziness.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: As seen in episode 2 of [=SBCG4AP=], his nonsensical phrases all apparently translate.
-->"I'm a knock-knock jokes about jogging suits!" = "Hello, Strong Bad, what's the haps?"
-->"Sign me up for soccer class, Debra!" = "Why are you talking gibberish, Strong Bad? You sound like a two-years-old boy."
-->"Pucker up, dice man! I'm as upholstered as I wanna be!" = "Why should my people risk open war for you and your considerable style?"
* HiddenDepths: Same as above. Once Strong Bad learns to understand him (through copious use of NoodleImplements), Homsar turns out to be soft-spoken and intelligent. The fact that his country apparently has free health care may be a sign.
* InheritedIlliteracyTitle: He was created to poke fun at a fan's misspelling of "Homestar," then stuck around.
* InvisibleAnatomy: If he does have arms, then they're invisible.
* LongPants:
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Is a parody of this in episode 2 of [=SBCG4AP=]. Despite still being voiced by Matt, he even somewhat sounds like [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill John Redcorn]] for a few minutes of gameplay.
* NiceHat: Which moves in erratic patterns whenever Homsar speaks. It's even capable of shape-shifting.
* NoSell: Homsar is immune to a lot of things. For example, he doesn't get the Jibblies; in fact, he gives the painting the Jibblies.
* OddballDoppelganger: Not that Homestar himself wasn't already an oddball, but Homsar takes it to a completely new level.
* OnlyOneName: Unlike Homestar Runner.
* RealityWarper: One of his defining traits. Gravity has no power over him and he's even shown to be able to warp the world around him by yelling.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: He owes ''his very existence'' to this trope.
* TalkativeLoon:
** Almost everything he says is a word salad, minus the things he says early on before Strong Bad drops the Heavy Lourde on him, possibly implying the injury caused him to speak in word salads. He occasionally drifts back into sense-make (more or less) for a few seconds, as seen in the sbemail "for kids":
--->'''Homsar''': That's a real popular song! Who wants to hear of it fifty times more?
** Apparently, [[spoiler:calling Marzipan's answering machine allows him to make sense for a few minutes,]] according to the 2016 April Fools' toon.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: One of his powers seems to be coming back from the dead. His death was highly implied at the end of "A Decemberween Mackerel," which was one of the last toons before the website's 4-year hiatus. Then he reappeared unharmed in the 2014 Halloween Toon, "I Killed Pom Pom", only for him to apparently be executed without trial in the 2015 Halloween Toon, "The House That Gave Sucky Tricks", before coming back again in "Marzipan's Answering Machine 17.2".

[[folder:AlternateUniverse Characters]]

->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE53Comic Email comic]]"''

A [[StylisticSuck 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, [[KillEmAll everybody dies]] before this is accomplished. See [[WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad its own page]] for applicable tropes.

[[caption-width-right:350:Fat Dudley, The Homestar Runner, and Old-Timey Marzipan]]
->Debut: ''"Kick the Can"''

The universe in the style of [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1930s cartoons]]. As in the original children's book, Homestar is [[SpellMyNameWithAThe "The" Homestar Runner]]. The characters have to deal with [[TheGreatDepression 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.
* AdaptationalIntelligence: Compared to his modern-day counterpart, Old-Timey Homestar is quite a bit more on-the-ball about things. However, he also seems to be partially deaf, as he has difficulty understanding people and just goes "What?"
* AnachronismStew: 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 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hully_Gully the Hully Gully]], which was first introduced in 1959.
* AntiquatedLinguistics:
--> Old-Timey Strong Bad: Everything ''is'' better with this pescatory oculation![[note]]"fish eye lens"[[/note]]
* TheChewToy: Strong Sad's counterpart, Sickly Sam, possibly even more so than Strong Sad himself; The Homestar Runner refers to him as the gang's "worst friend".
* CardCarryingVillain: Old-Timey Strong Bad, compared to his modern-day counterpart, is much more villainous.
* DastardlyWhiplash: Old-Timey Strong Bad.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The whole sub-series. Exceptions are Sickly Sam's Big Outing which parodied early color films where one color was added afterwards (in this case, pink) and the 2014 April Fools where it was colorized. Sickly Sam still showed up in grayscale.
* DemBones: 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.
* FlatWhat: Spoken by The Homestar Runner several times in "Parsnips A-Plenty" when Old-Timey Strong Bad challenges him to a duel over a parsnip.
-->'''Old-Timey Strong Bad:''' We'll have our parsnip pie and The Homestar Runner ''will go hungry!'' It's curtains for you!\\
'''The Homestar Runner:''' ...What?\\
'''Old-Timey Strong Bad:''' ''(producing a gun)'' We'll have a duel!\\
'''The Homestar Runner:''' What?\\
'''Old-Timey Strong Bad:''' ''(as he and The Homestar Runner hold the guns)'' Ten paces, turn and fire!\\
'''The Homestar Runner:''' What?
* HalloweenSpecial: "That A Ghost".
* LargeHam: Old-Timey Strong Bad. "Curses! I've gone to hell! How unfortunate!"
* {{Retraux}}: Made in the style of black and white cartoons from the early 1900s.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: How Old-Timey Strong Bad speaks.
* StylisticSuck: They have deliberately bad pacing and voice acting. Marzipan, in particular, has horrible timing and often repeats her lines awkwardly until somebody responds.

[[caption-width-right:350:Stinkoman, 1-Up, and Cheatball]]
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE57JapaneseCartoon Email Japanese cartoon]]"''

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 [[VideoGame/Stinkoman20X6 game]], in which Level 10 has been in the works for... a while now...
* CallingYourAttacks: [[LargeHam DOUBLE DEUUUUUUUCE!!!]]
* CatchPhrase: Stinkoman screams: DOUBLE DEUUUUUUUCE!!! Also do you happen to be ASKING FOR A CHALLENGE?!?!?!?!?!?
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Stinkoman has no comprehension of anything beyond challenge-n-fighting.
--> '''Stinkoman:''' ''Oh man,'' those first 400 bites of dirt were not so good. ''Maybe'' the next one will be ''better''.\\
''(reaches his hand into ground and bumps against something in it)''\\
'''Stinkoman:''' ''What'' is this? Some sort of a challenge buried in the ''GROUND''?
* DeadUnicornTrope: 20X6's "anime" spoofs are more reminiscent of '80s/early '90s video games than anything.
** FridgeBrilliance: In-universe, it was created by Strong Bad, whose knowledge of anime is limited to having seen one once. On the other hand, he is ''quite'' knowledgeable on the subject of [[PacManFever 80's/early 90's video games]]...
* JustAKid: 1-Up. Maybe when he's older...
* LargeHam: Stinkoman. Every sentence has him at the top of his lungs at some point.
* NoIndoorVoice: Again, Stinkoman has a habit of punctuating his words at the top of his lungs.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Stinkoman likes to dish this out.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Cheatball is round and huggable.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Prawns for Stinkoman and pudding for 1-Up.
* VolumetricMouth: Practically ''everyone'' when speaking. The only real exception is the Cheatball. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Strong Bad, when describing Stinkoman:
-->"Then there's my mouth. Real tiny when it's closed; ridiculously huge when it's open."
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Stinkoman, the TropeNamer.

!!Cheat Commandos
[[caption-width-right:350:Top row, L-R: Silent Rip, Fightgar, and Ripberger; Bottom row, L-R: Crackotage, Gunhaver, Firebert, and... Cracotage again?]]
->Debut: ''"Cheat Commandos"''

An AffectionateParody on GIJoe and other MerchandiseDriven cartoons from TheEighties. Every character (not counting the voice actors and A. Chimendez) resembles The Cheat.
* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: 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.
* AtrociousAlias: Firebert.
-->'''Gunhaver:''' Firebert, you stay here and think of a better commando name!
* BigShutUp: In "Comamndos In the Classroom", one of the "pro-positive life tools" Gunhaver gives to Reynold is to "envision [his] inapprorpriate-ors as giant slices of pizza". In an Easter egg, Blue Laser Commander says this to some Blue Laser foot soldiers who 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!
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Weirdly inverted with Reynold. The other Cheat Commandoes will treat him like absolute garbage for pretty much any reason they can think of and typically use him as their scapegoat when things go wrong, but any time he's actually the one responsible for a screw up, the others will usually let him off or misinterpret it as an act of courage and commend him for it.
* TheChewToy: Reynold
* TheChick: [=FoxFace=] and New Bad Guy Girl Character
* {{Crossover}}: WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad episode 7 in an Easter Egg.
* EmoTeen: Reynold's brother
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: New Bad Guy Girl Character
* FaceHeelTurn: During the "2-Part Episode", [[spoiler:Reynold is so disgruntled by the Commandos' treatment of him that he joins forces with Blue Laser as Scrawn Job.]]
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: 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, apparently his special skill on the team. See ArtisticLicenseGunSafety above.
* FightingClown: A literal example with Fudgeclank of the Topplegangers.
* MonsterClown: Face Clay
* NoIndoorVoice: Blue Laser Commander
* OnlySaneMan: Flashfight
* TheOtherDarrin: In-Universe Example. Gunhaver's voice actor, Crack Stuntman, is temporarily fired due to "contractual mumbo-jumbo". Crack also tries to take over the role of Crackotage at one point.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: 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 (or they try to, but are hindered by something like ''mildew'').
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: New Bad Guy Girl Character is added to the show simply because Crack wanted his girlfriend to be able to play a character.
* RedShirt: The Green Helmets
-->'''Gunhaver:''' We've got, like, 50 of them.
* RhymesOnADime: Crackotage usually speaks in rhyme.
* SissyVillain: Blue Laser Commander.
* VerbalTicked: Crackotage doesn't always succeed in making rhymes.
-->'''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:''' [[LampshadeHanging I think my rhymes are truly broke! Broke, broke, broke, broke, broke, broke, broke!]]
* WhosLaughingNow: Reynold / [[spoiler:Scrawn Job]]

!!Sweet Cuppin' Cakes
[[caption-width-right:350:L-R: Sherlock (the cowcopter), Eh! Steve (with D-ween styles), The Worm, Keyboard Strong Bad, and The Wheelchair]]
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE72CrazyCartoon Email crazy cartoon]]"''

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.
* AllThereInTheManual: Sherlock--the cowcopter--is never named in any of the videos on the site, but on one of the [=DVDs=].
* BrooklynRage: The Wheelchair is apparently from Brooklyn judging by the way he pronounces "boiled" ("burled"). He's also pretty angry.
* CatchPhrase: Eh! Steve's is "Eh! Steve."
* CelebrityVoiceActor: [[invoked]] Parodied with the Wheelchair, who is "voiced by" Bubs.
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: The whole place lacks any kind of sense.
* DerangedAnimation: Made intentional with the challenge of Strong Bad to make a crazy cartoon.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Sherlock.
* MindScrew: Even its creator doesn't understand a lick of it.
* NonIndicativeTitle: The show has nothing to do with cupcakes at all.
* SitcomArchnemesis: The Wheelchair to Eh! Steve. Or vice versa. Hard to tell.
* SurrealHumor: So surreal, that the humor in the rest of the show seems normal.
* TheUnintelligible: Sherlock.
* TheVoiceless: Ready for Primetime (aka Eh! Greg) and Keyboard Strong Bad.

[[caption-width-right:350:Dangeresque and his sidekick Reynaldo]]
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE80StuntDouble Email stunt double]]"''

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.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Baron Darin Diamonocle gets everyone's names wrong--for instance, "Dangerskew" and "Perdukey".
* ActingForTwo: [[invoked]] Marzipan (as Cutesy Buttons and [[spoiler:Sultry Buttons]]), Strong Sad (as five suspiciously identical informants and everybody's stunt double), and [[spoiler:Homestar (as Dangeresque Too? and Uzi Bazooka)]] in ''Dangeresque 3''. Several characters also play different roles between episodes.
* AerithAndBob: Dangeresque, Reynaldo, Perducci... and Craig.
* [[AprilFoolsDay April Fool's Gag]]: ''Dangeresque 6'', InUniverse.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Invoked with Uzi Bazooka.
* BadBadActing: Everyone talks in a stilted tone as if they're just reading something out loud. Except The King of Town, oddly enough.
* BigBad: Perducci in "Dangeresque 1" and (supposedly) Baron Darin Diamonocle in "Dangereseque 2".
* BigBadDuumvirate: Perducci and Uzi Bazooka in "Dangeresque 3".
* BrownBagMask: All of Strong Sad's costumes while serving as someone's stunt double include wearing a paper bag over his head.
* TheBrute: Killingyouguy.
* CatchPhrase: "Looks like I'm gonna have to jump...!"
* TheCity: Brainblow City (a badly-painted cardboard backdrop).
* ClassyCatBurglar: Sultry Buttons.
* CoolShades: Dangeresque's trademark. Both of them.
* CowboyCop: Except when he's a PrivateDetective.
* CrosscastRole: The Poopsmith as a "beautiful woman" in ''Dangeresque 3''.
* DevelopmentHell: ''Dangeresque 3'' was stuck there for several years, in-universe and out.
* DistressedDamsel: Dangeresque's maybe-girlfriend, Cutesy Buttons (played by Marzipan).
* DistressedDude: Reynaldo in "Dangeresque 3".
* TheDragon: Killingyouguy plays this role to Perducci.
* DyeingForYourArt: [[invoked]] Marzipan's normally blond hair is dyed black as Sultry Buttons.
* FemmeFatale: Dangeresque's ex-girlfriend, Sultry Buttons (played by Marzipan with a dye job).
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Theses films serve as an attempt by Strong Bad to make himself look as cool as possible. Key word being "[[StylisticSuck attempt]]."
* HighClassGlass: Worn by Diamonocle.
* InformedAttribute: His jobs as a secret agent and celebrity pharmacist.
* InformedLoner / IWorkAlone: "Let's get one thing straight, meatball. Face. Butt. I work alone! 'Cept when I work with Reynaldo. Which is all the time."
* MacGuffin: The serum in ''Dangeresque 1'' and various collectable items in ''Dangeresque 3''.
* MixAndMatchWeapon: His nunchuck gun.
* MovieMakingMess
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Parodied with Killingyouguy, played by Strong Mad.
* NoEscapeButDown: See CatchPhrase, above.
* NumberedSequels: ''Dangeresque 1: Dangeresque... Too?'', ''Dangeresque 2: This Time, it's Not Dangeresque 1!'', and ''Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective''.
* ObviousStuntDouble: Strong Sad serves as everyone's incredibly obvious stunt double.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with Dangeresque, Too?
* OnIce: ''Dangeresque: Put 'Em on Ice''.
* PrivateDetective: Strong Bad can't seem to make up his mind if Dangeresque is this or a police detective.
* TheProfessor: Professor Experimento, played by Pom Pom.
* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler:Uzi Bazooka]].
* RoguesGallery: Baron Darin Diamonocle (played by Bubs), Perducci (played by the King of Town), Killingyouguy (Strong Mad), Uzi Bazooka ([[spoiler:Homestar]]), Szechuan Steve (the Cheat), Craig (also the Cheat), and an unnamed villain played by Shark Tooth Bubs.
* SayMyName / SkywardScream: "'''Perducciiii!!!'''"
* SerkisFolk: Strong Sad was ''supposed'' to play motion capture for a tentacle-armed T-rex in ''Dangeresque 3'', but the Cheat forgot to fix it in post.
* ShowWithinAShow: These are homemade movies made by Strong Bad.
* StylisticSuck: Basically what a movie made in a weekend would look like if Strong Bad was writing and starring.
* WorthyOpponent: Uzi Bazooka.

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

!!Strong Bad's Computers
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE1SomeKindaRobot Email some kinda robot]]"'' (Tandy 400), ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE41Invisibility Email invisibility]]"'' (Compy 386), ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE119Animal Email animal]]"'' (Lappy 486), ''"Compy Catalog"'' (Compé), ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE206Sbemail206 Email sbemail206]]"'' (Lappier)

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 [[{{Bathos}} didn't bother him much]], the Compy being shot affected him greatly. He started off with the green-screened Tandy 400, [[StuffBlowingUp 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 [[RunningGag blew up.]] He then switched to the Compé, but he only answered 3 emails on it before he let it collect so much dust that it was compressed into the Lappier, which he now uses.
* AnachronismStew: With the exception of the Compé, Strong Bad uses old style command prompt computers.
* BackForTheDead: In [=SBEmail=] retirement, the first and second computers 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.
* BackFromTheDead: The first and second computers come back for the [=SBEmail=] retirement.
* DiscoDan: 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. It must be noted The Cheat uses state of the art equipment, hinting it may be misinforming Strong Bad.
* FingerInTheMail: The older computers send Lappie's "toe" (a key from her keyboard) to Strong Bad with a ransom note.
* JackassGenie: The Tandy sometimes ignores Strong Bad's orders fully. Other times, it takes advantage of his ExactWords (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.
* RealityWarper: When the Compy is infected with a virus that infects reality.
* TheNthDoctor: The Lappier is technically the Compé, in exactly the same way a diamond is just coal. (i.e. One was crushed into the other.)
* UnexplainedRecovery: The Compy inexplicably appears as Strong Bad's computer in the 2014 April Fool's cartoon, even though in its last appearance it was eaten by Strong Mad.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Strong Bad uses the Compé for a grand total of '''3''' emails, and then after the hiatus ended it was covered in so much dust it was compressed into the Lappier. This is, of course, lampshaded by Strong Bad:
-->''Ah, Compé, we hardly knew yé.''

!!The Papers
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE1SomeKindaRobot Email some kinda robot]]"'' (The Paper), ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE173ThePaper Email the paper]]"'' (New Paper), ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE203Independent Email independent]]"'' (Compé-per), ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE206Sbemail206 sbemail206]]"'' (Currently unnamed "CG" paper)

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.
* BackFromTheDead: The original paper 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.
* KilledOffForReal:
** The Paper.
---> Strong Bad: "Why do all of my thirty year old electronics keep breaking on me?"
** The New Paper is "killed" along with the Lappy in email #201, and is replaced by a digital speech bubble that Strong Bad calls the "Compé-per".
* PerspectiveMagic: Is able to print itself to talk even out of nowhere.
* ReplacementScrappy: In universe, Strong Bad sometimes lamented that the New Paper is worse than the Old Paper.

!!The Stick
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/HomestarRunnerWheresTheCheat Where's The Cheat]]"''

[[CaptainObvious It's a stick.]] Designates the local cool hangout for the Brothers Strong.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Strong Bad and Homestar secretly loathe The Stick for unknown reasons.

!! Wagon Fulla Pancakes
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE117Montage Email montage]]"''
* AnimateInanimateObject: In the final montage Strong Bad films, the Wagon challenges Homestar to the "Champeenship", and pulls itself during the training montage.
* CargoShip: In-universe. Strong Bad films a montage of himself falling in love with the wagon.

!! The Bennedettos
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE93Army Email army]]"''

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.


->''Don'cha like me?''
->Debut: ''"Fluffy Puff Commercial"'' (EarlyBirdCameo), ''"Meet Marshie"'' (official debut)

A floating marshmallow with a face, Marshie is the annoying, overbearing and more-than-a-little disturbing mascot of Fluffy Puff Marshmallows. Marshie is desperate to get kids to like him, but his overbearing attitude, bizarre sense of advertising aesthetic and sheer innate creepiness make him universally despised. In particular, the normally good-natured Homestar hates Marshie because he took his job as the Fluffy Puff spokesman.
* AccidentalNightmareFuel: His main schtick. Marshie really, ''really'' wants you to like him, but his commercials are... off-putting, to say the least. Marshie commercials include creepily-spoken lines, jarring non-sequiturs, unsettling close-ups, disturbing imagery and in one instance a behind-the-scenes meltdown.
-->'''Marshie''': (Handheld footage in a changing room) WHAT MORE DO THEY WAAANT!?
* AdorableAbomination: His "[[http://www.hrwiki.org/w/images/thumb/2/28/Gel-Arshie.png/180px-Gel-Arshie.png Gel-arshie]]" persona, who serves as the mascot for "Red Flavored Fluffy Puff Translucent Dessert Related Substance" (red gelatin). As cute as he may be, he's even more terrifying than Marshie, with a creepy distorted voice and a ''visible brain'' inside his head.
-->'''Gel-arshie''': ''I'M AN ABOMINATION!'' And I'm comin' to your house after school!
* ChildHater: Hates his younger counterpart Nibbles, who, despite his similarities to a CousinOliver, is actually a very tolerable mascot in comparison to Marshie. Also implied in an outtake;
-->'''Marshie''': Those little punks next door won't know what hit 'em, when you fill 'em... full of lead...
* MyBelovedSmother: Apparently, he can't do enough for his mother, as seen in "Cliffhanger".
* TheScrappy: InUniverse example. Homestar absolutely ''despises'' him, and for good reason - even if he ''wasn't'' in-universe NightmareFuel, he still took Homestar's job as Fluffy Puff Marshmallow ad spokesman.
-->'''Homestar''': I hate that freakin' marshmallow...
* StepfordSmiler: He's ''constantly'' smiling, but it's very clear that he's mentally disturbed on the inside.

!!The Goblin
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/HomestarRunnerHomestarloweenParty Homestarloween Party]]"''

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 [[spoiler:he saves them from a Carnivorous Undead Sheep]] in "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/ween08.html Most in the Graveyard]]".
* ArmlessBiped: He has no arms.
* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Most In Graveyard'', [[spoiler: when he saves Homestar and Pom Pom from the undead sheep]].
* TheCameo: In most of the Halloween cartoons, except "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/ween08.html Most in the Graveyard]]", there he has a more important role.
* CoolCar: According to Bubs's fireside story, [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/File:gremlin_homestarloween.png he owns a tricked-out]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gremlin_%28car%29 '73 Gremlin]]. (Note [[Film/BackToTheFuture flux capacitor]].)
* {{Leitmotif}}: The jingle that plays whenever he does his dance.
* OddFriendship: He's shown to hang out with the Rocoulm occasionally, despite him saying the Goblin has "serious problems". [[spoiler:They even got married, according to ''Later That Night...'']]
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: The only thing he really has in common with most goblins is that he's small, green, and hangs out on Halloween.
* TheVoiceless: He never speaks.

!!Homeschool Winner
->Debut: ''"Character Cards"''

A scrapped taller looking character resembling Homestar, only blue and with an overbite. He appeared once on a now hidden trading card animation, in the background of the game Dancin' Bubs, and as a silhouette in [[Recap/HomestarRunnerADecemberweenMackerel "A Decemberween Mackerel"]]. 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.
* ArmlessBiped
* {{Foil}}: Apparently for Homestar, judging by his name, his intelligence, and his pronounced overbite.
* OCStandIn

->''I got the heart of a lion and the wings of a bat--BECAUSE IT'S MIDNITE!''
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE16BandNames Email band names]]"'' (mentioned), ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE61MonsterTruck Email monster truck]]"'' (in-person)

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.
* AdaptationDecay: In-universe, ''Limozeen: But They're in Space!''
* AffectionateParody:
** Of real-life glam metal bands like Van Halen and Poison.
** "But They're in Space" is a parody of ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats In Space''.
* AscendedExtra: Limozeen started as just an example of how metal bands create their name in "Death Metal" [=SBEmail=].
* BandToon: ''Limozeen: But They're in Space!''
* BigEater: Mary in the cartoon (a parody of Ray Stanz from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', who was inexplicably fat).
* CatchPhrase: From Doug Teegland, "I'm afraid I've got some bad news, boys."
* DumbAndDrummer: Mary in the cartoon.
* EndOfSeriesAwareness: "I'm afraid I've got some bad news, boys. Our pilot episode has been canceled!"
* FamilyThemeNaming: The Palaroncini brothers' names all rhyme.
* FakeBand
* GenderBlenderName: Mary.
* GroupieBrigade: In ''But They're in Space!'', they're stalked by a horde of alien groupies.
* HotBlooded" They're very passionate about the metal they play.
* InkSuitActor: Doug Teegland basically ''is'' Mike Chapman.
* LargeHam: Larry. The rest are all pretty sedate.
* MyspeldRokband
* NoIndoorVoice: Larry screams all of his dialog as if he were in front of a screaming crowd. Even when sitting in a quiet restaurant commenting on his food.
* OneEpisodeWonder: InUniverse, their cartoon. It was cancelled before the credits ran.
* RealityBleed: They started off as a random band name thrown out by Strong Bad in one of his emails before becoming a full-fledged part of the universe.
* RecycledInSpace: Parodied by their cartoon, ''Limozeen: But They're in Space!''
* {{Scatting}}: Their song "Feed the Childrens" is nothing ''but'' scatting, much to Strong Bad's annoyance.
* VerbalTic: Larry ends most of his sentences with "-uh!"
* YouDontLookLikeYou: In the cartoon, Mary is unexplainably fat and red-haired.

->Debut: ''"Main Page 1"''

A little green alien who floats around in outer space. No one likes his style.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Is the boss of Level 5 in the Stinkoman 20X6 game.
* AmusingAlien
* ArmlessBiped: Has no arms.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace
* BizarreAlienBiology: He's mostly mouth and has no arms. Though compared to the likes of Marzipan or the Cheat, his anatomy is downright normal.
* ButtMonkey: Nearly all of his appearances are followed by someone saying no one likes his style, causing him to leave with a sad expression on his face.
* PhraseCatcher: "Get out of here, Nebulon! No one likes your style."
* TheVoiceless

!!Senor Cardgage
->''Cargeenan, Monteljohn, can you detect me to the nearest bus stamp?''
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE92KindOfCool Email kind of cool]]"''

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.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Due to his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} nature, he always calls other characters by female names, regardless of gender. And then there was the time he called Homestar "Hot Pooey".
* AscendedExtra: While he has never officially become a main character like Homsar has, he has had major roles in several toons including "Senor Mortgage," "Senorial Day," "Non-Sequitur Championship," "Coach Z Pukes in Dude's Toupee," and "A Decemberween Mackerel," and has made more appearances than any other character outside of the main twelve.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He rarely has a coherent thought.
* CoolOldGuy: Strong Bad saw him as this at first, but as time went on he slowly realized why nobody else saw him as this as well.
* {{Curse}}: His character video curses those who watch it... to have their lips become realistic human lips, their voice becoming strange, and to put their hands on their hips [[note]] which doesn't visibly affect Homestar because of his invisible arms [[/note]] whenever they say "tertiary". The curse is so specific it takes a "7 or 8 years later" FlashForward before anybody notices the effects.
* DirtyOldMan: If constantly referring to everyone as women is any indication.
* {{Foil}}: For Homsar. Heck, the Deleteheads even debate who's more of a CloudCuckoolander. (He lost.)
* HiddenDepths: As ''too cool'' shows, his handwriting is noticeably fancy, if the package he sends Strong Bad is anything to go by.
* HonestJohnsDealership: [[LampshadeHanging 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.[[note]]Translation: he's trying to sell a backwards lawnmower as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segway_PT Segway scooter.]][[/note]]
* HumansAreSmelly:
-->'''Homestar:''' ''(to Pom-Pom)'' Hey, Pom-Pom, this guy smells like pea soup. ''(to Senor Cardgage, singsong)'' You smell like pea soup!
* IdenticalStranger: He's just Strong Bad but taller and lankier with a beer belly, combover, goatee and glasses. He looks more like Strong Bad than his brothers do, but the two are unrelated.
* {{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." For example, he'll combine "Excuse me" and "Pardon me" into "Excardon me".
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: 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 ChalkOutline 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.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Especially in lines, while eating old candy.
* PerpetualPoverty: He's homeless and sleeps outside in a sleeping bag, with the closest thing he has to a home being a bush.
* RamblingOldManMonologue: Constantly. In "too cool", he went on one that apparently lasted for two or three hours before informing Strong Bad that they had "run out of film" (since he was being filmed on [[ItMakesSenseInContext an old air freshener]]).
* RealAfterAll: Senor Cardgage first appeared when a fan asked Strong Bad what he would be like if he wasn't cool. At first he appears to just be a hypothetical version of Strong Bad, but then Strong Sad appears at the end of the episode to tell Strong Bad that he was basically describing Senor Cardgage, the creepy guy that lived down the street from them when they were little.
* SelfDeprecation: 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!
* TalkativeLoon: When he isn't saying malapropisms, he's speaking complete gibberish. He even competed with Homsar over the title of "Non-Sequitor Champion". [[spoiler: It's a 50-50 chance who will win, if watching the flash cartoon. If Homsar wins, he'll be there wearing a "THUMP" key hat saying, "My name's Millions, and I'm a son of a Chipwich!" If Senor Cardgage wins, he'll say, "Carrageenan, Monteljohn. Can you detect me to the nearest bus stamp?"]]
-->'''Strong Sad:''' ... debate's over!
* VagueAge: He's...older. Ish.

!!Shark-Tooth Bubs
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE104ThemePark Email theme park]]"''

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 AffectionateParody of unlicensed toys. However, every appearance since then has been as a character (complete with spoken lines) as opposed to just being a prop.
* AscendedExtra: Not much of one, but considering that his first appearance was as a mere prop...
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: just listen to him on ''Puppets on the Road'' on the 4th Strong Bad Email DVD or on the DVD commentary for ''Long Pants''.
* JiveTurkey: Much like Bubs, he speaks hip.
* TheManBehindTheMan: In [[spoiler: ''The Curly-Fried Caper'']]
* NothingPersonal: "Sorry Piles, I've got my own styles."
* RousingSpeech: "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."
* RuleOfThree: See the RunningGag below
* RunningGag: In ''Puppets on the Road'', while in Philadelphia, he keeps referring to "the chicken man", a Philadelphia-based crime boss.
* TurnCoat: Apparently, he doesn't care ''who'' owns the pile, so long as he gets to be "pile manager".

->''Trogdor was a man!''
->''I mean... he was a dragon-man!''
->''Er... maybe he was just a dragon...''
->''But he was still TROGDOR!!! TROGDOR!!!''
->Debut: ''"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE58Dragon Email dragon]]"''

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 AdventureGame, ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'', introduced the heroic peasant Rather Dashing, who will stop at nothing (sans burnination) to stop Trogdor.
* BreakoutCharacter: He's gotten some games in real life, and his theme song even appeared in ''VideoGame/GuitarHero''
* CreatorBacklash: [[invoked]] From Strong Bad in "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/trogday08.html Trogday 08]]".
-->''"You internet types ruined Trogdor! Just like you did zombies, pirates, ninjas, and Strong Bad! Er, wait, no. Yeah!"''
* HeavyMithril: His theme song.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: For starters, he has sticks for legs, tiny wings, disembodied eyebrows, and one big beefy arm sticking out the back of his neck.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "Burninate".
* TheRedBaron: "The Burninator", "the Wingaling Dragon", etc.
* WasOnceAMan: According to his theme song. Or maybe he was a dragon-man, or just a dragon.

!!Cherry Greg
-> Debut: ''"Fluffy Puff Commercial"''

The mysterious director for the Homestar website.

* ButtMonkey: Tends to be this when he's recording Homestar trying to get his lines right, only to fail constantly.
* {{Determinator}}: He has enough patience to put up with Homestar's terrible habit of forgetting his lines.
* TheFaceless: His face is never shown as he's always shown in the background.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: He won the Remote Put event in the Strong Badathelon.

!! Peacey P.
-> Debut: ''"Teen Girl Squad 13"''
A popular rapper who specializes in guest appearances, even guest starring in his own album.

* CatchPhrase: "Ya Biscuitheads!"
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It's left ambiguous whether or not he's an actual rapper or if he's a fictional creation of Strong Bad's or the Cheat's as he's only appeared in Teen Girl Squad and Powered by the Cheat videos. He is shown doing compilations with Taranchula and Coach Z.