Onion Bubs

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Onion Bubs is an onion version of Bubs that, according to Strong Bad, was one of the many temporary replacements for Original Bubs. Since Strong Bad apparently made up Original Bubs, it initially seemed as though the same was also true of Onion Bubs, but it has since made other appearances.

In terms of appearance, Onion Bubs is nothing more than an onion with Bubs's face drawn on it. Curiously, despite allegedly replacing Original Bubs, his eyes and mouth are shaped more like those found on regular Bubs. Onion Bubs' design is similar to the "evil onions" in Let us give TANKS!.

Strong Bad describes him as a "fan favorite", and, indeed, his appearance was met, along with subsequent appearances, with great cheering and a single overenthusiastic voice shouting his name over and over again. This has since become a running gag, and the voice occasionally shouts his name even when there is no mention of Onion Bubs.

Onion Bubs speaks for the first time in Doomy Tales of the Macabre, when Bubs's head flies off after being chomped off by his monster-transformed concession stand. As the head lands, Onion Bubs says "Welcome to my world!" and laughs evilly. Strong Sad was just making this up, so it's possible that Onion Bubs is not actually able to talk.

In addition, an Easter egg in original indicates that there was once an "Onion King of Town". A bottle of onion powder with the same face gets the same cheering reception in Expando Deck Promo.

Onion Bubs received his own sticker pack in the form of the Onion Bubs iMessage Stickers.

[edit] Appearances

  • Debut: Email original — Onion Bubs is mentioned as a fan favorite among the replacements for Original Bubs.
  • Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective — Onion Bubs is hiding among the onions in Marzipan's enhanced garden as a prank for the cast.
  • Kick-A-Ball — With everyone playing kickball, The Announcer realizes that he has no idea who he's broadcasting to, and Onion Bubs is seen beside a radio that is playing his broadcast.
  • Doomy Tales of the Macabre — The front of Bubs' Concession Stand turns into Bubs's head. Bubs laments this before his own head is bitten off by the Concession Stand face. His head goes flying and lands next to Onion Bubs, who says, "Welcome to my world! Ehh-heheheheheh!"
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    • July 18, 2017 — The Int-Ball, a Japanese camera drone aboard the International Space Station which vaguely resembles Bubs's head, is bumped out of position by Onion Bubs.
    • August 5, 2019 — Strong Bad suggests that a can of "Little Bubs" ale should have the name tweaked to "Onion Bubs" ale.
  • Fan 'Stumes 2019 — Strong Bad describes a costume as an "Onion Bubs-headed Bubs costume" and suggests that it won't get the same enthusiastic reception as Onion Bubs.

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