Ages of Characters

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Strong Bad's age being protected by a sect of closely guarded monks high atop the Coches Mountains.

Although the ages of the characters are left intentionally ambiguous, there are some, albeit contradictory, indications.

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[edit] Bubs

  • The Thnikkaman's catchphrase is "Yeah, shut up, kid!".
  • Sample of Style — According to his tombstone, Bubs was born in a year of the 20th century whose last digit is 8.
  • Cool Things — Bubs recalls that he fired Stan after the fifth grade, implying he is old enough to have passed the fifth grade.
  • Fall Float Parade (Easter egg) — Homestar Runner calls Bubs "Old Mr. Bubs".
  • Email narrator — Strong Bad refers to Bubs (and Coach Z) as "old men".
  • Email isp — Strong Bad calls Bubs "Old Man Bubs".
  • Email slumber party — Bubs is among the "older kids" (himself, Coach Z, and the King of Town).
  • Email winter pool — Bubs distinguishes himself from other characters, namely Strong Bad, Homestar, and Strong Sad, calling them "young'uns".
  • Email rated — Bubs is too young to get into a RRR-rated movie; this makes him no older than sixty at the time of that email.
  • Sketchbook — Bubs and Coach Z play in an "Over 40 Men's League".
Probable Age: Forties or fifties. Bubs is probably from the same generation as Coach Z, a generation older than Homestar Runner and Strong Bad, and a generation younger than the King of Town.

[edit] Coach Z

  • Email stand-up — In the Lil' Strong Bad video, Coach Z is portrayed as an adult, indicating that he is substantially older than Strong Bad.
  • Email caffeine — Coach Z refers to himself as "an old man".
  • Email narrator — Strong Bad refers to Coach Z (and Bubs) as "old men".
  • Email senior prom — Coach Z is apparently old enough to be the 'chaperon' of the senior prom.
  • Email trading cards — Strong Bad describes Coach Z as "an old man".
  • Email what I want and Decemberween Short Shorts — Coach Z's afro'd visage is featured on an ornament from 1974.
  • Email slumber party — Coach Z is among the "older kids" (himself, Bubs, and the King of Town).
  • Happy Dethemberween — Coach Z says that in his day "it was 8-tracks" that were put into his slippers by the Decemberween Thnikkaman, rather than blank cassettes and CDs. The heyday of the 8-track was from the late '60s to mid '70s.
  • Email rated — Coach Z is too young to get into a RRR-rated movie; this makes him no older than sixty at the time of that email.
  • Sketchbook — Coach Z and Bubs play in an "Over 40 Men's League".
  • On Break — Strong Bad refers to himself, Homestar, and Coach Z as "three grown men".
Probable Age: Forties or fifties. Coach Z is probably from the same generation as Bubs, a generation older than Homestar Runner and Strong Bad, and a generation younger than the King of Town.

[edit] Homestar Runner

  • Email old comics — Homestar and Strong Bad are featured in The Castlefunnies before the "Dry Pencil Scare of '47". This could be breaking the fourth wall by implying they are ageless cartoon characters, or is simply a result of Strong Bad's doodle memory.
  • Email senior prom — Homestar is apparently young enough to be a participant in what is supposedly a high school prom.
  • Email trading cards — Homestar recalls getting 22 butt pats from Coach Z in 1984, meaning he was alive at that time.
  • Date Nite — Homestar is seen drinking a 'old one, implying that he is over 21.
  • Email slumber party — Homestar is not allowed to play M-rated video games, implying that he is under the age of 17.
  • Email winter pool — Homestar is called a "young'un" by Bubs, implying he is much younger.
  • Hremail 62 — Homestar was old enough to establish his "Bechieve to Alieve" foundation in 1994.
  • Donut Unto Others — Homestar Runner and Marzipan had already broken up 17 times 16 years ago.
  • On Break — Strong Bad refers to himself, Homestar, and Coach Z as "three grown men".
  • A Decemberween Mackerel — In her newsletter, Marzipan says that Homestar started the fourth grade—though this does little to specify his age due to his low intelligence.
  • I Killed Pom Pom — Bubs says that Homestar is a good kid.
Probable Age: Mid-late twenties. Same generation as Strong Bad.

[edit] Marzipan

  • Email stand-up — In the Lil' Strong Bad video, Coach Z mentions "Little Marzipan", implying that Marzipan and Strong Bad are around the same age.
  • Email senior prom — Marzipan is apparently young enough to be a participant in what is supposedly a high school prom.
  • Donut Unto Others — Marzipan and Homestar Runner had already broken up 17 times 16 years ago.
Probable Age: Mid-late twenties. Same generation as Homestar Runner.

[edit] Strong Bad

  • Strong Bad is older than Strong Sad (depressio; different town; lady...ing) but younger than Strong Mad (the facts, imaginary [though the latter is in Strong Bad's "doodle memory"]), therefore making him the middle child of The Brothers Strong.
  • Strong Bad often refers to doing things in 1987, such as checking what Japanese cartoons are called (TrogdorCon '97) and meeting Van Mundegaarde (2 years), so he was presumably born some time before this. A photograph of Strong Bad circa 1987 (seen in no loafing) shows him in his adult form, rather than his child form.
  • The Secrets That I Keep — Strong Bad and Strong Sad were kids at the same time, so they are probably close in age.
  • Email stand-up — Lil' Strong Bad is shown to be younger than Coach Z.
  • Email old comics — Homestar and Strong Bad are featured in The Castlefunnies before the "Dry Pencil Scare of '47". This could be breaking the fourth wall by implying they are ageless cartoon characters, or is simply a result of Strong Bad's doodle memory.
  • Cool Things (Easter egg) — Strong Bad says that "[someone The Cheat found in their "death hole"] moved away after the fifth grade", which implies that he is old enough to have passed the fifth grade.
  • Email coloring — Strong Bad says that he was a "youth" in 1989 when Limozeen was on tour.
  • Email looking old — Strong Bad attempts to stay relevant to a younger audience. When he says he is going to "relate to some 18-24 year olds", he goes to Strong Sad. Since they were kids at the same time, Strong Bad would presumably be around this age. However, Strong Bad also implies that people in this age range are "at least 10 years younger".
  • Email diorama — Strong Bad is demonstrating how to create "middle-school appropriate" dioramas, and mentions he made some based on made-up books prior to the advent of the internet, which made prominent growth in 1996; this would imply that Strong Bad was out of middle school (over 14 or 15) by that year, making him at least 32 years old.
  • Email winter pool — Strong Bad is called a "young'un" by Bubs, implying he is much younger.
  • Blubb-O's Commercial — Strong Bad refers to himself as "being a young person" for the purposes of the commercial.
  • Email rated — Strong Bad is too young to get into a RRR-rated movie; this makes him no older than sixty.
  • Email licensed — One requirement for becoming a licensed unlicensed Strong Bad and The Cheat knock-off seller is that the country of manufacture "changed name five times since [Strong Bad] was in seventh grade".
  • On Break — Strong Bad refers to himself, Homestar, and Coach Z as "three grown men".
  • Poker Night at the Inventory — When Strong Bad comments on the Cold Ones, Tycho asks, "Aren't you like 10?" to which Strong Bad responds, "You, shut face!"
Probable Age: Mid-late twenties. Same generation as Homestar Runner. Younger than Strong Mad and older than Strong Sad.

[edit] Strong Mad

  • Strong Mad is the eldest of The Brothers Strong.
  • Email imaginary — Strong Mad is shown as a teenager while Strong Bad and Strong Sad are kids.
Probable Age: Late twenties or early thirties. Older than Strong Bad and Strong Sad.

[edit] Strong Sad

  • Strong Sad is the youngest of The Brothers Strong.
  • Emails radio and concert — Some of Strong Sad's musical preferences seem to place him in the "college-age" demographic.
  • Email boring (really) Easter egg — Strong Sad was not yet born in 1916.
  • Cool Things — Strong Sad recalls that Dripping Yellow Madness moved away after fifth grade, indicating he is old enough to have passed fifth grade.
  • Email senior prom — Strong Sad is apparently young enough to be a participant in what is supposedly a high school prom.
  • Email looking old — Strong Bad visits with Strong Sad after vowing to "relate to some 18–24 year olds".
  • Email rough copy — Strong Sad's dialogue indicates that he must be older than eight.
  • Email slumber party — Strong Sad got picked up from slumber parties in their basement "once a week for ten years."
  • Email winter pool — Strong Sad is called a "young'un" by Bubs, implying he is much younger.
Probable age: Early twenties. Younger than Strong Bad and Strong Mad.

[edit] Pom Pom

  • Considering the fact Homestar Runner and Pom Pom are best friends most of the time, logically they are probably in the same age group.
  • Email senior prom — Pom Pom must have been old enough to go to the prom.
Probable age: Mid-late twenties. Same generation as Homestar Runner.

[edit] The Cheat

  • Email flashback — The Cheat hatches from an egg on the day Strong Bad meets Homestar, during what appears to be the era of the Original Book. The King of Town is a young prince at the time.
  • New Boots — Strong Bad brings The Cheat his "favorite"; a picnic basket full of baguette bread and wine, implying that he may be 21 or older.
  • Email cheatday — The Cheat was almost certainly not born on 4/18/1961.
Probable age: Twenties in people years. Unknown what that translates to in The Cheat years.

[edit] The King of Town

  • 3 Times Halloween Funjob — Strong Bad calls The King of Town "old man" when the King approaches Strong Bad to ask if they can hang out.
  • Email the bet — Strong Bad calls The King of Town a creepy old man.
  • Email old comics — The King of Town appears to be his current age in The Castlefunnies, before the "Dry Pencil Scare of '47".
  • Email space program — The King of Town claims to be "in [his] sixties".
  • Email slumber party — The King of Town is among the "older kids" (himself, Bubs, and Coach Z).
  • Which Ween Costumes? — The King of Town suggests that he is approximately 303 years old.
Probable Age: Sixty-something. A generation older than Bubs and Coach Z and two generations older than Homestar Runner and Strong Bad.

[edit] The Poopsmith

  • Yearbook Character Page - The Poopsmith — The yearbook page says that Homestar thinks that The Poopsmith is over 1,000 years old. This is most likely incorrect.
  • Email old comics — The Poopsmith was around with the King of Town before the "Dry Pencil Scare of '47" making him at least 67.
Probable Age: At least as old as Bubs and Coach Z, possibly as old as the King of Town.

[edit] Senor Cardgage

  • Email kind of cool — Senor Cardgage is implied to have been a self-sufficient adult when The Brothers Strong were growing up, making him closer to Bubs and Coach Z's generation.
Probable Age: Forties or fifties. He shows various symptoms of middle age, including his comb-over, beer belly, and out of style glasses.

[edit] Teen Girl Squad

  • In Issue 3, Strong Bad states that the Teen Girl Squad are between the ages of 13 and 19.
  • In Issue 5, Cheerleader claims that they are in college, while So and So claims that they are in 8th grade. It is implied that Cheerleader is lying.
  • In Issue 9, What's Her Face claims to have had her driver's license for over a year. Given that American teenagers usually get their license around age 16, this would put What's Her Face around the age of 17.
  • In Issue 15, the girls go to their junior prom.
Ages: 13-19.

[edit] Trogdor

  • As seen in Happy Trogday, Trogdor's birth date is treated as the day that dragon debuted (January 13, 2003), making his character 11 years old.

[edit] Stinkoman

  • As seen in Happy Trogday, Stinkoman's birth date is treated as the day that japanese cartoon debuted (January 6, 2003), making his character 11 years old.
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