Strong Bad's Strength

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Strong Bad by name, but not by nature.

Even though Strong Bad's name, as well as those of his brothers Strong Mad and Strong Sad, imply that they are physically strong, Strong Bad's true strength is demonstrated with ambiguity in the Homestar Runner universe. He is sometimes shown to be weak and out of shape, but there are also instances where he is incredibly strong.

[edit] Strength

[edit] Weakness

  • Original Book and Strongest Man in the World — Though Strong Bad claims to be the strongest contestant, he could not hold 22 of the giant grapes without The Cheat's help, while Homestar Runner and Pom Pom could do it by themselves. The grapes fall on top of him once Homestar puts his down and removes The Cheat.
  • Marshmallow's Last Stand — Strong Bad loses the "War for the Star" after being barely able to fight Homestar Runner at all, with the exception of him shoving a bomb down Homestar's throat and punching him in the stomach, which ultimately backfires.
  • A Jumping Jack Contest — Strong Bad gets Strong Mad and The Cheat to dress as and stand in for him during the contest. Towards the end, he is shown lounging by a pool.
  • In Search of the Yello Dello Commentary — After Strong Bad says he wouldn't trust Pom Pom any farther than he can throw him, Strong Sad remarks that he "must trust Pom Pom a whole lot". Because Pom Pom floats, it's implied that Pom Pom is very lightweight.
  • Homestar Quiz — The quiz sheet on Strong Bad's desk 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 weak", "a week", and "pepper".
  • Strong Sad's Lament — Strong Sad writes that Strong Bad's punches do not hurt him, while Strong Mad's punches do.
  • Email stunt double — Strong Bad claims that "only big wusses and lesser wimps" use stunt doubles, and yet he uses Strong Sad (wearing oven mitts and a paper bag with his face drawn on it) as his stunt double. At the end, he again assures that he did his own stunts.
  • Email date — A 3D polygon-rendered Homestar Runner says that "Strong Bad's muscles could beat [him] up". However, this is likely untrue, as this takes place within a computer program written by Strong Bad that contains other pieces of self-praise.
  • Email lady fan — Strong Bad cannot do a single push-up, and claims he could do at least four in the past.
  • Email strong badathlon — Strong Bad says that Homestar Runner can beat the crud out of himself harder than he can.
  • Homestar Ruiner — Strong Bad cannot carry a small weight on a pogo stick without lightening the load with balloons.
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