Cheatball

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"Cheatball."
Cheatball in the games menu

Cheatball first appears in the Scrolling Shooter Games Menu. If you pick up the The Cheat-textured "C" pill, your ship becomes a The Cheat-styled fighter, and the game-describing avatar becomes the 20X6 version of The Cheat. His eyes bear a resemblance to the eyes of "Holy-crap-adorable The Cheat" from lady...ing and his facebone has no pointy end, similar to the "cute, fluffy The Cheat" in lady fan.

Cheatball makes another appearance in trading cards in the form of a trading card character. In this form, he has a round ball-like body with no visible arms or legs, and seems to speak only by saying his name, much like a Pokémon character. He attacks with a "Poison Rain Vornado," which is basically a small explosion of green smoke.

The spaceship

In the DVD commentary for japanese cartoon, The Brothers Chaps point out that the spaceship seen in the email was originally going to be the 20X6 The Cheat, and ponder that maybe they should still use it as the 20X6 The Cheat. This may be a reference to Tenchi Muyo!'s Ryo-Ohki, a cabbit that could turn into a spaceship.

What's unusual about Cheatball is that he breaks one of Strong Bad's rules of Japanese cartoons where the mouth is "tiny when it's closed, ridiculously huge when it's open." (see japanese cartoon).

Appearances

Cheatball

Spaceship

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