Ages of Characters

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(Adding sentence explaining that this article refers to years lived, not biological age. (For example, the KOT may still be "in his 60s" in 2059, even if he's been alive for at least 110 years. :S ))
(that's actually not at all how i set up the age calculations)
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[[Image:Strong Bad's Age.png|thumb|250px|Strong Bad's age being protected by a sect of closely guarded [[The Three Keepers of Trogdor|monks]] high atop the Coches Mountains.]]
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Although the '''ages of the characters''' are left intentionally ambiguous, there are some, albeit contradictory, indications. All the figures calculated on this article refer to the number of years each character has lived, rather than their biological ages.
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Although the '''ages of the characters''' are left intentionally ambiguous, there are some, albeit contradictory, indications.
== [[Bubs]] ==
== [[Bubs]] ==

Revision as of 20:20, 20 May 2009

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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Bubs

  • Email narrator — Strong Bad refers to Bubs (and Coach Z) as "old men".
  • Fall Float Parade (Easter egg) — Homestar Runner calls Bubs "Old Mr. Bubs".
  • 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.
Probable Age: Younger than 72, per rated.

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 narrator — Strong Bad refers to Coach Z (and Bubs) as "old men".
  • Email caffeine — Coach Z refers to himself as "an old man".
  • Email highschool — Coach Z (albeit in Strong Bad's "doodle memory") was a baby along with Strong Bad, Pom Pom, The Poopsmith and Strong Sad, even though he is apparently older than all of them.
  • Email what I want and Decemberween Short Shorts — Coach Z's afro'd visage is featured on an ornament from 1974.
  • Email senior prom — Coach Z is apparently old enough to be the 'chaperon' of the senior prom.
  • 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 casettes and CDs. The heyday of the 8-track was from the late '60s to mid '70s.
  • Email winter pool — Due to the age difference between him and Homestar in highschool, Coach Z must also be considered a "young'un" to Bubs.
  • 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.
Probable Age: Older than 46, per what I want and Decemberween Short Shorts, younger than 72, per rated

Homestar Runner

  • Email old comics — Homestar and Strong Bad are featured in The Castlefunnies before the "Dry Pencil Scare of '47". This may mean they were alive at the time, but it could be breaking the fourth wall, referencing the fact that they are ageless cartoon characters. So the two of them may or may not be over 60 years old.
  • Email trading cards — Homestar recalls getting 22 butt pats from Coach Z in 1984, meaning he was alive at that time.
  • Email highschool — Homestar (albeit in Strong Bad's "doodle memory") was older than all of the other characters, even older than Coach Z, who appeared as babies.
  • Email senior prom — Homestar is apparently young enough to be a participant in what is supposedly a high school prom.
  • Email winter pool — Homestar is called a "young'un" by Bubs, implying he is much younger.
  • Email slumber party Homestar is not allowed to play M rated video games, implying that he is under the age of 18.
  • Date Night — Homestar is seen drinking a 'old one, implying that he is over 21.
  • 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 in 1994, implying that they were probably at least in their adolescence at this time.
Probable Age: Older than 36, per trading cards

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 in 1994, implying that they are much, much older than 15.
Probable Age: Older than 26, per Donut Unto Others

Strong Bad

  • Strong Bad is older than Strong Sad (depressio; different town; lady...ing) but younger than Strong Mad (the facts), 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 may mean they were alive at the time, but it could be breaking the fourth wall, referencing the fact that they are ageless cartoon characters. So the two of them may or may not be over 60 years old.
  • 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 26 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.
Probable Age: Older than 33, per all the 1987 references, younger than 72, per rated

Strong Mad

  • Strong Mad is the eldest of The Brothers Strong.
Probable Age: Older than 33, per Strong Bad's minimum possible age

Strong Sad

  • Strong Sad is the youngest of The Brothers Strong.
  • Email boring (really) easter egg — Strong Sad was not yet born in 1916.
  • Email rough copy — Strong Sad's dialogue indicates that he must be older than eight.
  • Email looking old — Strong Bad visits with Strong Sad after vowing to "relate to some 18–24 year olds".
  • Email senior prom — Strong Sad is apparently young enough to be a participant in what is supposedly a high school prom.
  • Emails radio and concert — Some of Strong Sad's musical preferences seem to place him in the "college-age" demographic.
  • Email winter pool — Strong Sad is called a "young'un" by Bubs, implying he is much younger.
Probable age: Older than 21, per rough copy, younger than 72 per Strong Bad's maximum possible age

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: Older than 24, Per Original Book

The Cheat

  • Email cheatday — The Cheat was almost certainly not born on 4/18/1961.
  • Email flashback — Strong Bad recounts the Cheat's supposed "birth".
  • The Original Book was made in 1996 and the Cheat was hatched in the same storybook era, making him at least 24.
Probable age: Older than 24, Per Original Book

The King of Town

  • 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).
  • Email the bet — Strong Bad calls The King of Town a creepy old man.
  • 3 Times Halloween Funjob — Strong Bad calls The King of Town "old man" after the latter approaches him to ask if he can hang out with him.
Probable Age: Older than 75, per space program

The Poopsmith

  • Yearbook Character Page - The Poopsmith — The yearbook page says that Homestar thinks that The Poopsmith is 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 73.
Probable Age: Older than 73, per old comics

Teen Girl Squad

  • 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 3, Strong Bad states that the Teen Girl Squad are between the ages of 13 and 19.
  • In Issue 9, What's Her Face claims to have had her driver's license for over a year. Given that American teenagers 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.
Probable Ages: 13-19, per Teen Girl Squad Issue 3

Trogdor

  • As seen in Happy Trogday, Trogdor's birthday is the day that dragon debuted (January 13, 2003), making him 17 years old.
Probable Age: 17 or older, per dragon

Stinkoman

  • Stinkoman's birthday is the day that japanese cartoon debuted (January 6, 2003), making him 17 years old.
Probable Age: 17 or older, per japanese cartoon
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