Physiology of The Cheat

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The Journal of The Cheat Science and Medicine

The physiology of The Cheat is indeed a mysterious one. Although it is one of the great mysteries of the Homestar Runner universe, an in-depth and detailed look at the anatomy of The Cheat was published in the The Journal of The Cheat Science and Medicine. It was first seen as an Easter egg on the Strong Bad Email big white face. The Cheat's physiology just plain baffles Strong Bad.


External features

Yet another biological mystery

The Cheat's external and more easily observed features include his teeth, including one gold tooth (also one of the Internal features). Although only four teeth are visible on the outside, it is revealed that The Cheat has five total. The Cheat has yellow and black fur with about 30 black spots visible at once.

Internal features


The Cheat has 18 or 19 bones (if the Skelebrate is considered one bone), which are probably fairly sturdy given the amount of kicking going on.


The Facebone is probably The Cheat's equivalent of a skull. It features five teeth, all on the top row of The Cheat's mouth (four regular teeth and one gold tooth). It also has the "for seeing" sockets, where The Cheat's eyes go. The Cheat's brain is presumably located inside of it.


The Skelebrates are probably The Cheat's backbone, although it is attached to nothing except for the facebone. Its name is a mix of "skeleton" and "vertebrate".


The Cheat's chest contains the aptly named "organ" (its function is unknown), six independently supported ribs, and a "tube" (also aptly named, probably an esophagus).

Sclipula and Ulterior Sclipula

A sclipula is a bone which serves as some kind of leg or leg-like structure. It is accompanied by an ulterior sclipula, also a bone and similarly shaped to a sclipula. The sclipula always faces whichever way The Cheat is facing and the ulterior sclipula always faces towards The Cheat's back. The Cheat appears to move by shuffling the sclipulae. Both the normal and ulterior sclipula were named on a chart of the physiology of The Cheat.


The Cheat's arms seem to go unnamed, so they can still be considered arms. The left arm has two bones, and the right has only one visible bone (the other bone is either obscured or doesn't exist).

The Cheat also has two clusters of nerves (or possibly veins; their identity is not revealed): one coming from the bottom of the facebone and one coming out of the back of the facebone and extending into The Cheat's left arm(-like structure). There may be another such cluster of nerves (or veins) extending into The Cheat's right arm, but if there is one it is not visible.

Apparently The Cheat can survive with one pulse every 4.45 seconds, even after being bombed with two or three roach foggers in bedtime story.

The Cheat's vocal organs (not shown in the picture, but presumed to exist) can only make squeaky sounds, regarded as his own language or "The Cheat". He cannot pronounce simple words like Douglas.

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