Strong Bad

From Homestar Runner Wiki

Revision as of 18:59, 4 January 2009 by That game dude386 (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search
Character: Strong Bad
watch Strong Bad's character video Homestar Runner The Cheat
The ramblin' wreck of email-check!



Strong Bad is one of the most well-known characters in the Homestar Runner body of work. He started out as the villain who tried to cheat his way to the top but was always doomed to fail before Homestar Runner. In the manner that minor characters become breakout characters, he's now less of a villain and more of a highly expanded form of comic relief, with his irascible sarcasm and rough voice seeming to make him ever more popular with fans of the website.

He answers emails with a passion, and will make fun of their grammar, punctuation, and spelling—although he's not overly worried about his own. He also hates to be asked about how he manages to type with boxing gloves on. He usually does what he does best when he gets an e-mail like that: DELETED!! He also writes, illustrates, and narrates the series of Teen Girl Squad comics.

Strong Bad is the middle child of The Brothers Strong. His is the dominant personality and he loves to push everyone around: he's often abusing Homestar, kicking The Cheat, prank-calling Marzipan, or tormenting Strong Sad (although it's been hinted that they got along when they were younger). Although he seems to dislike or positively loathe most people, he enjoys the company of Bubs, The Cheat (his ever-diligent lackey), Strong Mad (his older brother), and, to a lesser extent, Pom Pom.

"That freakin' duck swallowed both my pixels!"

He has boxing gloves for hands (which always have square window reflections on them, no matter where he is), round green eyes and a red with black markings lucha libre mask for a head (as confirmed in some kinda robot). Although he claims that his mask is his face, he once removed it in the the chair. This act caused him a lot of pain but no lasting visible damage. His mouth is rectangular, though it often becomes round when he says words with the letter "o". Most of the time, Strong Bad's mouth is in a slight frown, but there are occasions where he smiles. He also wears black pants (with underwear underneath) and red boots. He usually doesn't wear a shirt; according to him, it's better to show off his abs. The blue diamond on his face also gives him the power to open Cold Ones mentally and even pop Homestar's hat off his head; however, this seems to have been abandoned, as it was only demonstrated in super powers.

Strong Bad rules the land of Strong Badia, a barren field behind the dumpsters that is completely devoid of any sentient life. His favorite saying is (or was for a time) "holy crap", though he hates when people use the word crap when signing emails. He frequently mangles words, as seen in army. ("We're a one man army. Er, a three man one-y. Three-to-one-marny?") It has also been implied that he wets the bed, a fact that he attempts to cover up with little success. However, he seems to sleep instead on the couch in his basement, frequently mumbling video game titles as he wakes surrounded by bags of Potate. Strong Bad also seems to collect eggs, as seen in morning routine, and he keeps them in The Couch.

Strong Bad talks a big line, claiming to be a criminal mastermind, a muscle man, and totally popular with the ladies, though there is little evidence of any of these claims, and no shortage of evidence that they are all untrue. Strong Bad refuses to acknowledge this however, and continues unaffected with his delusions of grandeur. He is convinced that Marzipan likes, or has a crush on, him when in fact she "really doesn't like him at all." Due to his delusional opinions about himself, much of what Strong Bad says is obviously untrue. But Strong Bad also seems to state that he is uncool as seen in the email pizzaz.

He loves to listen to Limozeen, Taranchula, and Peter Frampton. He seems to dislike any band that isn't considered metal, as seen towards the end of concert. His favorite show is Caleb Rentpayer. He also enjoys doing Jumble puzzles and baking. His love for older technology such as cassette tapes, command prompt computers, old video games and laserdiscs, and the titles of events such as "Awexome Cross '98", and "TrogdorCon '97" suggest that Strong Bad is "living in the past". Despite his love of the nineties, he seems to despise and destroy anything from any previous decade, like 8-Tracks, TVs that lost their essence in the '70s, and the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Check out all 3 of my glorious D's!

Strong Bad has sung many hit singles, his most popular being "Everybody to the Limit". He also stars as the protagonist in the blockbuster action series "Dangeresque".

He works with Homestar and The Cheat at an unnamed tech company, though despite this fixed income, he seems to have financial troubles, and often attempts money making solutions of questionable legitimacy and burns his bills with his BMW Lighter. His financial troubles might be partly due to his high electric bill, which he claims to be $70,000 in environment. His dream job, as stated in from work, is to be a 2nd 2nd assistant space whale scrubber.

Strong Bad is somewhat prejudiced; he has been banned from the UK, and often ridicules non-English speakers on their e-mails. In Homestar Ruiner, Strong Bad says that he hates the Swedes and later makes jokes at their expense, though he did say he should get married to the sender of magic trick, possibly partly because she's Swedish. He also does not get on well with old people or children, although he claims to have children of his own, including Jeffrey Beffrey Mudgeman, at his second secret home where he goes by the name Vance Mudgeman. He doesn't appear to care much for those children either, or perhaps he does and truly believes that "you got to be firm."

As evidenced in stand-up, Strong Bad once did stand-up comedy as a kid. He apparently wasn't very good, as he tried to make up jokes instead of using natural comedy or rehearsed jokes. However, he doesn't like talking about his act, because his pants fell down in front of the audience, and he ran away embarrassed.

Strong Bad also made his own band in Baddest Of The Bands which was known as DÖI. In it, Strong Bad does the vocals, The King Of Town plays guitar, and Homsar is on the theremin. Strong Bad didn't really pick who was in this band, as after he signed everyone else up, these two were the only characters left to be in the band.

Character Video Transcript

"Ladies, form a line to my left for makeouts! Dudes, form a line to my right for high fives!"

{Page Title: Get ready for the new!} {Place: Strong Badia}

{Strong Bad is seen standing next to several wooden props, including one of Homestar Runner with a snake wrapped around his head. He is moving some of the props around.}

STRONG BAD: Hold on, I'm not done with the props yet! {turns to camera} Greetings, party people in the place to be! I am called Strong Bad! Hand over all your moneys in a paper and/or plastic bag! Ladies, form a line to my left for makeouts! Dudes, form a line to my right for high fives! Like I said, I'm Strong Bad. I've been described as cool, awesome, hot, video games, the hottest, and real real hot. Me and my big brother and our The Cheat pretty much run the show around here, as well as serve as a sort of multi-purpose criminal element. Yeah, we got a lot of—


STRONG BAD: What are you doing here?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Well, I was gonna get a high five, but, I see that I'm already here. And with a snake on my head!

STRONG BAD: Yeah, that's right. So I'm gonna have to charge you double. You know, since you're both here.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: That sounds reasonable! {pronounces it re-ZON-able}

STRONG BAD: Okay, I only accept gold nuggets. Or maybe Denver Nuggets. ...Whatever you got on ya. Chicken nuggets.

Fun Facts

  • "Party peoples in the place to be!" is a reference to an Ultramagnetic MC song called "Ego Trippin'", during which before the song, the announcer says, "Party peoples in the place to be! Just for you, it's the Ultramagnetic MCs!"
  • The Denver Nuggets are a professional NBA basketball team.


Strong Bad by name, but not by nature.

There is highly conflicting evidence regarding Strong Bad's strength. For the most part, it is implied that Strong Bad is actually very weak and out of shape and that "Strong Bad" is merely his name and not an accurate description: In the email lady fan, he is unable to do even a single push-up, and states that he used to be able to do only four. In addition, the paper on Strong Bad's desk in the Homestar Quiz reads "Strong Bad isn't so strong after all. If he tried hard, which of the following could he lift?", and lists the choices as "an ounce", "a week", "a weak", and "pepper". Strong Sad has stated on his blog that Strong Bad's punches do not hurt, compared against Strong Mad's that do. In Homestar Ruiner, Strong Bad is completely incapable of matching Pom Pom's time in the Race to the End of the Race, and can only beat Coach Z's time by heavily cheating. On the other hand, in the email car, Strong Bad demonstrates the ability to punch Homestar hard enough to hit and crack the wall, and in the email secret identity, he literally tosses both Homestar and the King of Town out of his house. He can also easily pick up and carry the supposedly 42-pound Lappy 486, and is quite adept at kicking The Cheat (hinted in Where's The Cheat? to weigh about 18 pounds). In the email, Strong Bad picks up and throws an anvil. It is possible that, like Homestar's "arms", Strong Bad's true strength may be purposely ambiguous.

Fun Facts

"Well, time to start evolving into mole people. Now shut your eyes really tight and try and heighten your other senses."
  • Strong Bad and Strong Mad, and their original role as tag team wrestlers, came from the Nintendo video game Tag Team Wrestling created by Data East U.S.A. in 1986. In this game, one of the teams is called "The Strong Bads."
  • Apparently, Strong Bad is able to survive, stand up, and even talk, with a hole blasted in his head, as shown in Marshmallow's Last Stand and the email
  • As evidenced in the e-mail your funeral, it appears that his eyes will turn black after he dies.
  • He has never completely closed his mouth, and he supposedly has a green tongue.
  • Strong Bad was originally conceived as a masked wrestler because in their childhood, The Brothers Chaps viewed masked wrestlers as the embodiment of evil, making them an ideal choice for an antagonist.
  • As seen by Lil' Strong Bad and in highschool, his head seems to become more oval-shaped as he grows older.
  • When he is sleeping, he mumbles names of famous SNES games, such as Super Contra or Chrono Trigger.
  • Strong Bad's head moves around a lot more when he speaks facing away from the camera than when he speaks facing towards it. This is true even when he thinks he is facing the camera.
  • As of 24 December 2008, Strong Bad has the highest complete filmography of all the characters on the website, appearing in 410 toons.
    • Of all the characters' lines on the website, he also has the most lines and the largest collection of quotes for a character.
  • Strong Bad hopes to become a 2nd 2nd Assistant Space-Whale scrubber.
  • Strong Bad has a habit of pronouncing certain words with an "uhr" sound the way a stereotypical New Yorker would pronounce them (e.g. he says "soivice" instead of "service" in lackey).
  • As evidenced in from work, 4 branches, and business trip, Strong Bad is currently employed.
  • At his fastest, Strong Bad types approximately 240 words per minute (in a segment in death metal).


Strong Bad's brain in specially marked
Main article: Character Relationships


Puppet Strong Bad
Tiny-handed Strong Bad with sort of a nose

Teen Girl Squad Variations

Halloween Costumes

Quotes of the Week

See Also

External Links

Personal tools