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For the personification of death, see Grim Reaper.
"Oh, he looks so peaceful."

There are numerous references to the subject of death. These range from a character's death or near-death, to imagining or behaving as though a character has died. As in many cartoons, when a character dies, the death is usually impermanent — the character may reappear alive, often with no explanation. However, in the Homestar Runner universe, death is kept mainly as a running gag that nearly every cartoon today has, and is no exception in that sense. Usually, death is an empty threat that Strong Bad and several other main characters use, and, possibly excluding Strong Bad's computers, no main universe character has remained dead forever.





  • Homestar Ruiner — Strong Bad claims that the wilted plant on the main floor of the house of Strong is Charlemagne, Strong Sad's plant. He goes on to explain that it had previously been in good health, but decided to commit suicide when Strong Sad began talking to it. Strong Sad denies this, to which Strong Bad replies, "That's not what the note said!"
  • Strong Badia the Free — Strong Bad still claims Charlemagne committed suicide, but says "If only we'd read his journal, we might have seen the signs..."
  • Baddest Of The Bands — Strong Bad now says, "We like to keep the Charlemagne's rotting remains around in hopes he'll one day rise from the grave!"
  • 8-Bit is Enough — Strong Sad throws Charlemagne to Trogdor, in hopes of getting him out of the house.

The Cheat

  • Email caper — Strong Bad sings a song saying how he is so glad that The Cheat is not dead.
  • Email bedtime story — The Cheat's vitals are tested after being bug-bombed in order to go to sleep. Strong Bad also says "If we're lucky, The Cheat will wake up alive the next morning".
  • Date Nite — Strong Bad suggests drowning Marzipan and The Cheat.
  • Doomy Tales of the Macabre — The Cheat is accidentally eaten by Strong Mad while shoveling candy into their mouths. Strong Bad, however, claims this is no big deal and actually happens about four times a day and is how they give The Cheat baths.

Cheat Commandos

Frank Bennedetto

  • Email army — Frank Bennedetto "dies" after being kicked by Strong Bad. He is later seen alive in Labor Dabor.
  • Email more armies — A memorial statue for Frank Bennedetto is seen. This may mean either that his death was real, or that his service in the Homestarmy was worthy of commemoration.
    • Another memorial, a picture of Homestar over the defeated Bennedetto, is seen in Strong Badia the Free. Also, if a "Bennedetto" (any inanimate object) is drafted, Homestar will prevent the draft, saying "Hasn't that family suffered enough?" and the like.

Homeschool Winner

  • Sample of Style — Matt Chapman briefly talks about the time they killed Homeschool Winner off.
  • Email buried — Strong Bad draws a map that shows a skull that appears to belong to Homeschool Winner underneath Strong Badia.

Homestar Runner



  • Email interview — An Easter egg shows him after being "smote" by Trogdor.
  • Game TROGDOR! — When you reach the level 50 interlude, Kerrek is burninated by Trogdor.
  • Peasant's Quest — Kerrek is slain by Rather Dashing with his bow and arrow.

The King of Town

  • Halloween Fairstival — After seeing an X-ray of the King's heart, Strong Bad is content to "let the King die in peace".
  • Email original — Strong Bad suggests that the King has died twelve times, each time replaced with a new actor, at least one of which may have been an onion. In one Easter egg, Marzipan says that Strong Bad "just made all that stuff up", but another Easter egg shows a graveyard populated solely by Kings of Town I-XI ("Onion King of Town" replaces the grave for "King of Town IV").
  • Doomy Tales of the Macabre — Drowns in a cauldron of mutton stew.
  • Poker Night at the Inventory — The Heavy misunderstands Strong Bad when he asks if he can "take care of the King of Town" for him, thinking Strong Bad wants him to assassinate the King.


  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 6.0 — In a prank call pretending to be her doctor, Strong Bad tells Marzipan that she has only 2 weeks to live.
  • Email origins — Marzipan and Homsar are glued together and "left for dead" at The Stick, even though neither one actually dies. Strong Bad later comments on Marzipan's "considerable resistance to death".
  • Date Nite — Strong Bad suggests drowning Marzipan and The Cheat.


The Paper

  • Email the paper — After The Paper breaks, Strong Bad is forced to apply a mercy killing with the BMW Lighter.
  • Email email thunder — Despite dying in the email mentioned above, The Paper returns for a brief moment. Shortly after its return, a spark hits it, thus causing The Paper to burn.

Pom Pom

The Sad Kids

Señor and Mr. Bland

Senor Cardgage

Strong Bad

  • Main Page 6 — Strong Bad is in heaven.
  • Main Page 7 — Strong Bad rises from his grave.
  • Where The Crap Are We? — Homestar guesses that he and Strong Bad are dead.
  • Email replacement — Strong Bad's grave is seen at the end.
  • Email time capsule — An emailer asks Strong Bad how he can be "soooo awesome" if he's dead, and requests that he make a time capsule.
  • Biz Cas Fri 1 and Email bike thief — Strong Bad proclaims he would "rather die" than do the things Strong Sad and Homestar request.
  • Email your funeral — The email consists entirely of Strong Bad imagining what his funeral would be like.
  • Eggs — An egg in the likeness of Strong Bad's head smashes.
  • Email hiding — Strong Bad proclaims that he will carry the location of his hiding place "to the grave".
  • Place ya bets! — Homestar appears to be plotting Strong Bad's demise; however, he does not have any real weapon to use, other than red candles made to look like dynamite.
  • 8-Bit is Enough — Strong Bad is killed by the scorpions if he has the scorpion food with him.
    • Also, when Strong Bad comes too close to the Munchox, he will be hit by his tail and fall over, with a text box proclaiming his death. However, he gets up and simply ignores it.

Strong Bad's Computers

  • Email invisibility — Strong Bad throws out the Tandy 400, which then passes away in the trash can.
  • Email ghosts — The Tandy returns to haunt Strong Bad and The Cheat in ghost form.
  • Email virus — In order to stop The Virus, Bubs "fixes" the Compy 386 by shooting it with a shotgun.
  • Biz Cas Fri 3 — The Corpy NT6 explodes.
  • Email retirement — The Tandy and Compy return from beyond the grave to kidnap the Lappy 486. They threaten to kill it using a magnet (causing it to display the Teal Screen of Near Death) unless they are allowed to check one last email. Strong Bad allows them to do so before destroying them both a second time.
  • Email environment — Marzipan holds a sign with "Lappy, Take the Dirt Nappy!" on it. There is a gravestone on this sign, with "RIP" on it.
  • Email hremail3184 — Strong Bad blows up the Lappy.

Strong Sad

See also Strong Sad's Death
See also Strong Sad's Severed Head

Teen Girl Squad

Videlectrix Mascot

  • At the beginning of Peasant's Quest, when the Videlectrix logo is shown, the mascot runs in with a sword, then trips and impales himself on it.
  • At the beginning of Where's an Egg?, when the Videlectrix logo is shown, the mascot shoots the logo with a gun, but the bullet ricochets back and kills him.

Other Characters

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