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Ding! Strong Bad is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.

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Character galleries

Hm, what should we do about character gallery sub-pages? I'd just as soon not have them, but I know that will make someone mad. Do we add a gallery section to the page? I sure wish we could do thumbnails. I need to talk with our host about installing ImageMagick. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 11:31, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)

Hmm. I was just thinking the same thing about how that screenshot would look better in a box up on the right. What would we have to do to get ImageMagick? For the galleries... I don't know. Really they were just made by one person who just did a Google image search for them. They are just hotlinked images ripping off someone else's bandwidth. I say we don't need them. -- Tom 11:37, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)

Character Bios in General

Yeah, these character bios need some series work. Do we really need to mention things that happened in one toon? (The underwear thing? Sibbie?) I think we should stick to the general stuff. -- Tom 11:37, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)

"TAG TEAM WRESTLING" NOT "TAG TEAM PRO WRESTLING" (DATA EAST 1986)


No, the first guy is right. In that game, from Data East, there are only two wrestling teams, one names the "Ricky Fighters" and one called "The Strongbads." The strongbads consisted of one red masked wrestler that created red impact signs (easily mistaken for gloves) when he hit somebody. The other wrestler was a fat bearded guy. Data East has a strong case for copyright infringement...

do some research


I agree

These need more stuff about their personality. for begginners

What could also be added to this is the origination of the characters. Like say, Strong Bad. He was in a 1986 NES video game entitled "Tag Team Pro Wrestling" and is somehow copyrighted to homestarrunner.com when it was clearly copyrighted in that game. The true ownership should be credited to the real character owners.


THAT'S NOT TRUE! You can play "Tag Team Pro Wrestling" on www.everyvideogame.com . Not only is it a crappy video game, the wrestlers are NAMELESS, and none of them wear anything resembling Strongbad's mask!

Ironically, so are both of you guys. As for StrongBad, He does not come from that game. 20X6 GEM


true guy from the 'bove--Valf 19:42, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Strong Bad... A HARRY POTTER WIZARD!?

I think Strong Bad might be a wizard. Here are some reasons A. His house's layout changes. B. He has a hobby of "Barbzerdry" C. He has telekinetic powers. D. He has acess to moving pictures. (Strong Bad E-mail "No Loafing")

Is he a wizard or not?

The moving picture was simply a goof. --Gafaddict 15:02, 5 May 2005 (UTC)
"telekinetic powers"? Where? --Tony Stony 21:28, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

Dude, It's from Strong Bad Email super powers. Amy Whifflepoof


Boxing gloves?

Why is anybody mentioning how SB can type with boxing gloves on? I think it is well worth mentioning


How are we even sure that those even are boxing gloves? It said in one of the interviews that Strong Bad's face is a mask, and he doesn't hae anything underneath it. Maybe his boxing gloves ARE his hands. --Darklinkskywalker 20:47, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)

His boxing gloves are, in fact, his hands: some kinda robot Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 21:31, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)
In some kinda robot this is proven. 20X6 GEM
He's right. That and in "New Hands". His face is a mask and his hands are Boxin' gloves. Yup...I'm gonna go start somethin on Sweet Cuppin' Cakes.Check it out.-Maarshmallow(Zaak)

Age

I've found enough evidence to form an estimate of Strong Bad's age.

  • In the SB E-mail "Two Years", Strong Bad shows us a photo of himself in 1987 which shows that he was still an adult at that time.
  • In The SB E-mail "Stand-Up", we see Strong Bad as a child. Coach Z's afro indicates that the time period was the 70's.

With this evidence, I have estimated Strong Bad's age at 30-35 years old.

I have found some evidence that contadicts your claim:
  • Strong Bad is a cartoon character.
It's dot com 21:41, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

An interesting idea, but the idea of Stand up has been debated in STUFF, and we thought that Coach Z had no fashion sense, and that his afro was out of style. And Strong Bad isn't exactly human, so we really can't think of his age. Rogue Leader / (my talk)

Actually, in a pure sense of considering everything, what about Strong Bad's appearance in The Castlefunnies, which got cancelled prior to 1948! That puts his age at 57, at least. Anyway, he's whatever age he needs to be for a particular cartoon. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 23:02, 10 August 2005 (BST)

That's contradicts, not contadicts, and Strong Sad is much better than Strong Bad. -Mips Whats yer problem,Mipsy?!?Strong Bad is TONS better than Strong Sad. Strong Sad is stupid and a bone figure wearin' a potato sack in "Ballad of the Sneak" and in "Highschool"'s Easter egg.Click on Roman Times on the last page of the e-mail to see him in a bag of Olives. -Maarshmallow(Zaak)

Elvis Costello

A few days ago I was watching tv and came across a song that featured a man in boxing gloves typing on a typewriter this left me wondering if that song (I don' know the name of the song I just know it's from Elvis Costello) was the inspiration for strong bad.--Sultn 08:07, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

After a quick search, I found that the video for "Every Day I Write The Book" featured actors playing Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Charles is sitting at his typewriter plugging away on the book (while wearing boxing gloves). Meanwhile Princess Di is watching cheesy swashbuckling romantic black and white movies, intermittently looking over at Charles and sighing. Via [1]. -- Tom 15:13, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

So are you saying that, it wasn't the inspiration, or it was?

Triangle or Diamond?

Okay, is the thing on SB's face a triangle or diamond? Because It's shaped like a triangle, but in SB' biography, BazookaJoe keeps changing it to diamond. Am I missing something? Homestramy20 22:45, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)

1. Never on the site is it referred to as a triangle.
2. Don't get confused between a diamond and something diamond-shaped. Not all diamonds are diamond-shaped (or more accurately, a rhombus).
BazookaJoe 22:49, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Oh-kay... Good advice. But where is it referred on the site that it's a diamond? Homestramy20 02:31, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

super powers. —FireBird|Talk 02:33, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
HRWiki Search for "diamond"; HRWiki Search for "triangle"BazookaJoe 02:36, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Ohh.. right. Sorry about that. Homestramy20 02:48, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Don't feel sorry about wondering. —BazookaJoe 02:49, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Okay Homestramy20 04:39, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

all the real girls

strong bad was apparently seen in the background in some scenes in the 2003 movie, "all the real girls", at least according to IMDb http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0299458/

See Matt Chapman#Acting for details. -- Tom 04:41, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)

No he wasn't.I saw that movie...you must be hallucinating.No sleep, huh?Overaddicted to H*R?-Zaak(Maarshmallow)

Matt Chapman has a minor appearance in the movie. His character's appearance shows up as Strong Bad in the credits.

Green tounge?

When was strong bad seen with his tounge?

Nikolce Kocovski 07:49, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

He has a green tongue in Super NES. --DorianGray

strong bad's basement

You know the wall painting in the basement, is that a flag or some made up design?

Nikolce Kocovski 07:48, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Are you talking about the white and blue stripe that goes across the wall with a few zig-zags? If so, I think it's just meant to be a basic pattern. It's not any flag that I recognize, anyway. Hope that helps? Heimstern Läufer 07:55, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Also, it's based on a real wall in a room the Brothers Chaps sometimes use. See Making of Email 100 for a picture. --DorianGray
And TBC probably just liked it 'cause it was a random design or something. — talk Bubsty edits 03:32, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
It's not based on a real wall. The real wall was painted to match the basement. —Zelinda 03:33, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
Oh really? I thought it was vica-versa. — talk Bubsty edits 05:32, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

It's one of those Wallpapers.Ya know for people who are really broke. like Strong Bad.-[Zaak(Maarshmallow)]

Strong Bad's Poor Word Usage

I'm sure many of you have noticed Strong Bad's numerous spelling and grammatical errors throughout his email career. Do you think this deserves it's own page, an amendment to the current character bio, or just the throwaway mention it currently has? Just asking.
---Jeff J. W.(Talk·Contribs)hr.png 05:26, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

First of all, I'd like to move that the word "hypocrisy" not be used, since it's a pet peeve of mine when it's used to mean "someone failing to live up to what they preach". It really ought to be reserved more for situations of duplicity and misrepresentation, in which people try to make themselves appear to hold beliefs or standards that they inwardly know they don't. But to answer your question, yeah, it's common enough that it deserves something. Either expanded coverage on this page, or maybe a page to itself. I was starting to mention Running Gags and Inside Jokes, but I guess one problem is that some of these seem to be TBC goofs rather than gags. Hm. —AbdiViklas 05:39, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Stricken from the record. In face I won't even call it Hy****sy any more. We'll call it Josh. Ok, so would you favor just expanding the character bio more, or having it's own page that we could link stuff to? I would personally favor a new page simply because it's a slightly more complex issue than the standard bio. If someone wants to dig deep enough into the subject, they'll find a nice page waiting for them. But that's just me.
---Jeff J. W.(Talk·Contribs)hr.png 05:59, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Mm—I'm not sure. I can see merits of both. (Of having a page because it would be easy to link to and because this does have the marks of a recurring phenomenon, if not an intentional gag; and of keeping it on this page just because we seem to be making new pages every day chronicling every instance of specific conceptual entities, and maybe we need to ease up on them.) I'm... hesitant. —AbdiViklas 06:02, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Understandable. I must confess that I am guilty of creating a probably useless page, though it was fun to do, and far more efficient than just tacking it on to the page in question (specifically The Paper. See Preeow and tell me what you think). Part of me is probably just looking for crap I can take credit for and I'm surpressing that urge because that's not what the Wiki is about. However, I think this particular phenomenon merits closer study and categorization, just because I keep finding loose refernces to Strong Bad's spelling errors, and I'd like to have them corralled in one place.
---Jeff J. W.(Talk·Contribs)hr.png 06:09, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Well, yeah, I can see how Preeow might have less of a leg to stand on. And I agree, this phenomenon does need documentation. I think I'm leaning toward a page of its own. —AbdiViklas 06:25, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
I think I'll start on it tomorrow. It's late here. Hopefully by then H*R is working again. I'm having trouble loading certain parts of it, but the sbemail section is unharmed. Also, someone hasn't beaten me to it and hopelessly screwed up a good idea. Thanks for the input Viklas. It was not came's. He borrowed mine. I think I has the solution: width times height.
-Stark Dålig...just kidding.
---Jeff J. W.(Talk·Contribs)hr.png 06:32, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
We have a Spelling article for non-Strong Bad errors. Consider including your information in this article or using the same format for your new article. -- Tom 14:26, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the input Tom. I think I'm going to give it it's own page, but use a similar format. Should have a first draft for everyone to rip apart in an hour or so. Thanks again everybody!
---Jeff J. W.(Talk·Contribs)hr.png 15:47, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

STRONGBADIOPHAGE

Why do Strongbadiophage and the other Free Petry(sic.) Dish USA characters not have their own articles, or at least their explanations?-BassBone

They're listed at Stylized Character Designs — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 00:56, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Also, we don't really know they existed, because of Strong Bad's "Doodle Memory". --Jangles5150 00:26, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

The Cheat

Ya know the Cheat Theme Song on Powered By The Cheat?This should be on The Cheat disscusions, but why wasn't Strong bad in it?Marzipan and Homestar Were.At least really crappy versions of them.-Maarshmallow(Zaak)[Gir007]

you are so right gir

Who is this?Click the freakin' scribbley thing at the top of the screen to sign your name so other people can get in!Is this The Double Deuce?Chuck Norris will Roundhouse kick you.Or maybe Strong Bad.--Gir007 23:17, 14 February 2006 (UTC)


it is me Zaak--The-double-deuce 00:00, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

how did homestar get strong bad to hug that tree.

seriously how did he do that?--The-double-deuce 00:06, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

No one knows.Let's Ask other people!How did he get him to hug the tree?!Hug it!Keep on huggin it!--Gir007 00:36, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Prejudice

You have his ethnic prejudices on this page - they are minor if existant. I think that as long as that is there it is worty mentioning that he seems to be homophobic, based on his reactions to come-ons from Homestar and Brian (brianrietta). Don't you think this is worth mentioning?

You didn't sign your post, that's worth mentioning. Anyway, I'd hardly call his behavior in brianretta homophobic. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 15:14, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
I agree, that's not homophobic. Someone being wierded out over someone of the same gender coming on to you is just normal. Homophobic means that you are generally afraid of gays or are afraid of becoming gay. Although, according to wikipedia the definition had been widely broadened to mean that you are homophobic if you disagree with homosexuality...which I think is a view that only liberals have because I think most people that think that homosexuality is wrong but still tolerate homosexuals would not consider themselves homophobic. I R F 20:08, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Not homophobic. In fact, I appreciate him taking it very well. --Jnelson09 03:34, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Two Words. Two Different Words.

strongbad is one word. this is not up for debate.

Strong Bad is two(2) count 'em TWO words. This is just a common misconception.--Gir007 21:23, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

It isn't up for debate, you're right. It is two words. Two different words. That are not one word. That are 'Strong' and 'Bad'. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:27, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
Darn you and your edit conflicty powers! :p --Fourth of Jay (Fireworks!) 21:29, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Why use Montage?

The picture of Strong Bad from montage has been there for a while, and when ever I try to change it someone changes it back. I always change it to the Strong Bad on a white background from japanese cartoon, as it is a better view. Why can't we use the one from japanese cartoon instead of montage?

If you've read what I wrote in the edit summary when reverting you, you would have realized that the picture from japanese cartoon is from a previews evolution of Strong Bad. We like to have the most updated character art on our pages. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 12:35, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Dizzy

I'm 100% sure this is a coincidence, but a long time ago there was this video game character who had an egg-shaped head, boxing gloves for hands and red boots. His name was Dizzy [2] and I suddenly began to think about it earlier today.

No, he has an Egg for a body. Not a head. --Jangles5150 22:44, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Strong Bad's head

I wrote

  • Strong Bad's head moves around when he is speaking a lot more when he is facing away from the camera. This is true even when he thinks he is facing the camera.

This was reverted by Qermaq with the comment "I dunno. It's highly subjective, plus the animation demands make this kinda likely". I want to argue this, and the talk page is a better place to do it than edit summaries.
I don't see how that is highly subjective. Maybe a little subjective. It's pretty obvious in The Cheat Theme Song, and Main Page 23. He doesn't move his head from side to side at all from the front, but he does it a lot from the back.
And I do know why it was done, but I just thought it was interesting. Shwoo 02:14, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

The out-of-universe explanation is that TBC thought it would be easier and more interesting to animate Strong Bad's head for Strong Bad Emails, and doing so isn't necessary when he's facing the camera. They, as explained on DVD commentaries, regret this decision. — It's dot com 03:10, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Filmography

Uh... I don't think Strong Bad's been in more toons than Homestar, not including SBEmails, if you counted those. You hafta think that there hasn't been a toon where SB's in (as a main part, not counting an easter egg or like, one word) that H*R isn't. I haven't counted their filmographies, though yet, so, I dunno really anything about it. Its just it seems highly unlikely. Strong Devon 21:44, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Add his rocket?

Hey! I was thinking I could add a paragraph about his rocket in his biography? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man

Why? it comes up once. Like once. I see no reason for it. --Jangles5150 (words+helps) 00:13, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
I see your point. Your right. Thanks for pointing that out! User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man
Well, not an entire paragraph. Mabye a sentence or two. --Jangles5150 00:24, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

World domination?

Doesn't it seem as if Strong Bad is taking over the Homestar Runner universe? I mean... He's in more episodes then Homestar and he is kinda twisted like that...Comments? Name 18:31, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Dude your right... that's crazy.... --Jangles5150 (words+helps) 21:12, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Computers

I think someone should make a template for all his computers. Not me. I dont know how. --Jangles5150 (words+helps) 00:13, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Hows this?


<noinclude>[[Category:Navigation_Templates|C]]</noinclude> --Jangles5150 00:19, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

I like it — I can't see any reason not to have it at the bottom of those computers' pages. Also, it shouldn't be too hard to combine it with the infoboxes for the main three computers so that they're one single template. I'll poke around with this for a minute... Trey56 00:27, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
So should I put it on the Computer Pages? --Jangles5150 00:40, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Well, we really should've waited a little longer for other users to weigh in, but we can remove the templates if there's a great public outcry :P
By the way, I didn't have any immediate luck in wrangling the parserfunctions to incorporate the infoboxes into the template, but that can be done later perhaps. Trey56 00:47, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
i don't know what a Parserfunction is. But, whatever. --Jangles5150 00:49, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
It's just a conditional function that would include the infoboxes in the template when it appeared on they Tandy, Compy, and Lappy pages, but not the other two. Like you said, whatever :P Trey56 00:51, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Well, there was three users, in case you didn't notice it was mee that created the template page. And Jangles, instead of coping the code for the template, just put {{strongbadcomputers}}. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 00:52, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Well, three users could've been enough if we had waited a little while and no one else replied, but I think it would have been better to wait in this case. Anyway, what's done is done, and it can always be reversed if necessary. (Also, Super Martyo Brother, it would have been nice to let Jangles make the template page since he put the work into creating it.) Trey56 00:59, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
I agree with you. I was just bored and there wasn't much goin' on, so I went to the sandbox and saw his template and made a tweak to it then I noticed you guys were having a discussion about it being a template so I put it on a template page. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 01:10, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Ok. I think that we should change the search feature so that you dont have to type in excactly the page you want to get to in order to get to it. --Jangles5150 00:55, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
And that's why we have a magical thing called redirects. i.e. if you wanted it so strong bad redirects to Strong Bad (which it does) you'd put #REDIRECT [[Strong Bad]] on the strong bad page. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 00:58, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
If this is a new topic, this would be better posted at Talk:Main Page or Da Basement. If not, huh? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:00, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

(bringing this discussion back to earth...) Well, yes, but his question was answered with my reply, so... '-_- Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 01:03, 21 April 2007 (UTC) Just wondering. I don't really care if Super Maryto Brother made the template page. It's okay with me. --Jangles5150 12:00, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

SB fully closing his eye

Okay - does the unexpected wink in Field Day intro count as closing an eye fully? Just wondering, Addict 2006 04:23, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

No. Part of his eye can still be seen. Shwoo 04:25, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
Does Jibblies 2 count? Bad Bad Guy 00:20, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Um... whenever Stro Bo tries to close his eyes, you can still see little green slits.Chipwich

Jim-jams

could it be added that SB, at some point, slept in "oh, I dunno, long V-neck undershirt with a pair of questionable tighty-whities underneath" be added to this article, like as a fun fact? -Shaggy

sorry, forgot to link. it's from "slumber party"

I don't think this is relevant enough to be mentioned here. Strong Bad has worn a lot of other customesLoafing 02:24, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
   alright --Shaggy 02:36, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Winter pool mouth

Should we post a photo of Strong Bad's weird mouth in winter pool Coach B| PRANK CALL!|

His walk

  • I think that perhaps the way he walks (or at least used to walk) with his head held high is worthy of a mention somehow... Danny Lilithborne 08:31, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

SB Robots article

Should we have a "Strong Bad Robots" article? Look at all the robots of SB. Grape Nuts, Animatronic, the one from tgs 12. It's an inside joke, or even a running gag. DrPepper42 01:30, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Blinking

I just noticed that Strong Bad doesn't seem to have a blinking loop. Is that worth a mention, since (as far as I can tell) it isn't already? - Dementedc 21:30, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Naw, because Homestar and Marzipan are the only characters who do blink regularly. Homestar-Winner (talk) 01:03, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Fair enough. - Dementedc 04:29, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Lighting

Shouldn't it be noted that Strong Bad always has window shines on his boxing gloves, even when he is not standing next to a window. Also, the shines go in different direction suggesting that there is windows on both sides of him, but there isn't. Just look at all his videos, when he's outside. The Pony man 01:28, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Puppet Strong Bad

Why isn't Puppet Strong Bad listed in Variations? Coach z's cool 03:44, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Well, there's an image with a link... What, that's not close enough? =3 --DorianGray 03:46, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
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