Homestar Runner Evolution

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Of all the characters in the Homestar Runner universe, the titular character has gone through the most changes. His original name, The Homestar Runner, has been inherited by his Old-Timey counterpart.

Image Info Created Appearances What's Changed?
This is the first "The" Homestar Runner design. July 1996 Original Book; Super NES; flashback; Main Page 20 N/A
This is the second Homestar Runner design. June 1999 Where My Hat Is At?; Second Flash His eyes are now ovals and have moved to the left, his mouth is smaller, he has thicker outlines, his star is bigger, his shirt is darker and no longer shown open at the bottom and he has some shading on his head and legs. His feet are a different shape, his hat and feet are brighter and his head is smaller.
This is the third design. By this point he is no longer referred to as "The" Homestar Runner and is now just "Homestar Runner" November 1999 Old loading screen; Marshmallow's Last Stand; Old Characters Page; Old Intro; personal favorites; His shirt is a brighter color, his feet have changed shape again, his shading is in different places, his underbite doesn't jut out as much and his hat and shoes have shading. He also doesn't look "sketchy" anymore.
This is the fourth design. 2000 Old Intro 2; Character Cards; Dancin' Bubs; The Reddest Radish; Yearbook Character Page (in photo) His star is smaller, his outline is thinner, his design is more realistic, and his eyes changed to the current shape. He's lost his shading, his shirt is darker and his legs are longer, closer together and a different shape. His eyes now have a little glare in them and are more clearly defined. He is slightly taller.
This is the fifth design 2000 A Jumping Jack Contest; virus; Main Page 22; No Hands On Deck! His shading is back, his hat, shirt and shoes are darker, his star is bigger and more pointed, and he has a thinner outline.
This is the sixth design May 2000 Theme Song Video; The Luau; Homestarloween Party; A Holiday Greeting; Main Pages 9 and 12; In Search Of The Yello Dello DVD (Theatrical trailer); Yearbook Character Page; Homestar Runner Screensaver; Why Come Only One Girl? His outlines are colored instead of just plain black, his colors are brighter, and the shading on his legs have changed.

The back view of this design is sometimes used in toons that use the newest design, such as japanese cartoon (Easter Egg), A Jorb Well Done and Malloween Commercial.
This is an early version of the current design February 2001 Fluffy Puff Commercial; Sing Along; Tis True, Pom Pom, Tis True; halloweener; Some Stupid Turkey; The House That Gave Sucky Treats; The Interview; Intro He's taller, his head and torso are less broad, his shirt is brighter, his standing position has changed, he has much lighter outlines, his propeller is bigger, and his underbite is straight, not curved and juts out further. Sometimes, the shirt design was fused with the newest design.
This is the current design March 2001 (A Jorb Well Done), May 2001 (A Mother's Day Message), and November 2001 All Main Pages except 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 20, and 21; toons from A Jorb Well Done to current; First Time Here?; various Strong Bad Emails starting with the bird; Marzipan Answering Machine Versions 9.2 and 13.2 His outline is thicker and darker, and the star on his shirt has slightly changed shape. His shirt has more shading and his legs have less. His legs also seem shorter and a slightly different shape, and his shirt is darker.

Sometimes, this design is slightly different, e.g., in time capsule and modeling his eyes are closer together, and in one scene of A Jorb Well Done, his legs are an older design but the rest of his body is the current one.
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