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In the [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|Homestar Runner]] body of work, there are numerous references to the subject of '''death'''.  These range from a [[character]]'s death or near-death, to imagining or behaving as though a character has died.  As in many cartoons, when a character dies, the death is usually impermanent — the character may reappear alive, often with no explanation.
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There are numerous references to the subject of '''death'''.  These range from a [[character]]'s death or near-death, to imagining or behaving as though a character has died.  As in many cartoons, when a character dies, the death is usually impermanent — the character may reappear alive, often with no explanation. However, in the Homestar Runner universe, death is kept mainly as a running gag that nearly every cartoon today has, and is no exception in that sense. Usually, death is an empty threat that Strong Bad and several other main characters use, and, possibly excluding [[Strong Bad's computers]], no main universe character has remained dead forever.
==Appearances==
==Appearances==
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===[[Bad Graphics Ghost]]===
 
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*In an [[Easter egg]] in the [[Strong Bad Email]] [[ghosts]], it is possible to "kill" the Bad Graphics Ghost by erasing the pixels.
 
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===[[Bubs]]===
===[[Bubs]]===
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*In the Strong Bad Email [[pom pom]], Bubs mentions having "almost died the 15th time."
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*Email [[pom pom]] — Bubs mentions having "almost died the 15th time".
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*In [[Sample of Style]], [[Mike Chapman]] rips the cardboard tube that "produces" Bubs's voice. [[Matt Chapman]] says that they will have to kill off Bubs, "just like [[Homeschool Winner]]". A picture of Bubs's grave then appears.
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*[[Sample of Style]] — [[Mike Chapman]] rips the cardboard tube that "produces" Bubs's voice. [[Matt Chapman]] says that they will have to kill off Bubs, "just like Homeschool Winner". A picture of Bubs's grave then appears.
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*In the Strong Bad Email [[unnatural]], Strong Bad frequently suggests that they kill the rampaging [[King Bubsgonzola Supreme]].
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*Email [[unnatural]] — Strong Bad frequently suggests that they kill the rampaging [[King Bubsgonzola Supreme]].
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*[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]] — Bubs gets his head bitten off by his concession stand after the latter turns into his head.
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===[[Charlemagne]]===
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*[[Homestar Ruiner]] — Strong Bad claims that the wilted plant on the main floor of the house of Strong is Charlemagne, Strong Sad's plant. He goes on to explain that it had previously been in good health, but decided to commit suicide when Strong Sad began talking to it. Strong Sad denies this, to which Strong Bad replies, "That's not what the note said!"
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*[[Strong Badia the Free]] — Strong Bad still claims Charlemagne committed suicide, but says "If only we'd read his journal, we might have seen the signs..."
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*[[Baddest Of The Bands]] — Strong Bad now says, "We like to keep the Charlemagne's rotting remains around in hopes he'll one day rise from the grave!"
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*[[8-Bit is Enough]] — Strong Sad throws Charlemagne to Trogdor, in hopes of getting him out of the house.
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===[[The Cheat]]===
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*Email [[caper]] — Strong Bad sings a song saying how he is so glad that [[The Cheat is not dead]].
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*Email [[bedtime story]] — The Cheat's vitals are tested after being [[Roach Killa!|bug-bombed]] in order to go to sleep.  Strong Bad also says "If we're lucky, The Cheat will wake up alive the next morning".
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*[[Date Nite]] — Strong Bad suggests drowning Marzipan and The Cheat.
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*[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]] — The Cheat is accidentally eaten by Strong Mad while shoveling candy into their mouths. Strong Bad, however, claims this is no big deal and actually happens about four times a day and is how they give The Cheat baths.
===[[Cheat Commandos]]===
===[[Cheat Commandos]]===
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*In the original [[Cheat Commandos (toon)|commercial]], [[Firebert]] is shown killing two [[Blue Laser Minions]] by blowing up a cliff above them, sending rocks crashing down on top of them. ([[Coach Z]] similarly "kills" five Blue Laser Minion action figures by using [[Reinforcements]]' [[Justice Rocket Backpack Rocket Rocket]] to send a [[pie]] plate crashing down on them.)
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*[[Cheat Commandos (toon)|Cheat Commandos]] — [[Firebert]] is shown killing two [[Blue Laser Minions]] by blowing up a cliff above them, sending rocks crashing down on top of them. ([[Coach Z]] similarly "kills" five Blue Laser Minion action figures by using [[Reinforcements]]'s [[Justice Rocket Backpack Rocket Rocket]] to send a [[pie]] plate crashing down on them.)
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*In [[Shopping for Danger]], [[Crackotage]] remarks that [[Reynold]] would "prob'ly die" if he went on a mission with the rest of them, later heading back to base "to make sure Reynold isn't dead".
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*[[Shopping for Danger]] — [[Crackotage]] remarks that [[Reynold]] would "prob'ly die" if he went on a mission with the rest of them, later heading back to base "to make sure Reynold isn't dead".
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*In [[Commandos in the Classroom]], two Blue Laser Minions are just about to shoot [[Fightgar]] when we cut away from them.
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*[[Let us give TANKS!]] — All of the main Commandos (except Reynold) are ostensibly killed in a nuclear explosion at the [[Blue Laser Cottage]], along with the [[Blue Laser Commander]] and at least two Blue Laser Minions. The commander of the [[Green Helmets]] asks [[Gunhaver]] for air support in a battle because of the "heavy losses" they're suffering.
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*In [[Let us give TANKS!]], all of the main Commandos (except [[Reynold]]) are ostensibly killed in a nuclear explosion at the [[Blue Laser Cottage]], along with the [[Blue Laser Commander]] and at least two [[Blue Laser Minions]].
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*[[Blue Laserdisc Challenge]] — There are several different ways for the Blue Laser Commander to die by his own [[booby traps]] if the player chooses incorrectly, such as being eaten by a monster or cut in half by a bladed pendulum.
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**In the same toon, the commander of the [[Green Helmets]] asks [[Gunhaver]] for air support in a battle because of the "heavy losses" they're suffering.
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*[[2 Part Episode: Part 2]] — [[Gunhaver]] accidentally shoots [[Flashfight]] while assuming he's wearing the bullet proof vest from [[2 Part Episode: Part 1|part one]]. It is unknown if the shot killed him.
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***Also in the same toon, [[Fightgar]] threatens to shoot the Blue Lasers with "bullet-shooting guns" (but it turns out he was just kidding).
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* In [[Blue Laserdisc Challenge]], there are several different ways for the [[Blue Laser Commander]] to die if you choose incorrectly, such as being eaten by a monster or cut in half by a bladed pendulum.
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===[[Frank Bennedetto]]===
===[[Frank Bennedetto]]===
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*In the Strong Bad Email [[army]], Frank Bennedetto "dies", after being kicked by Strong Bad. He is later seen alive in [[Labor Dabor]].
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*Email [[army]] — Frank Bennedetto "dies" after being kicked by Strong Bad. He is later seen alive in [[Labor Dabor]].
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**In the email [[more armies]], a memorial statue for Frank Bennedetto is seen. This may mean either that his death was real, or that his service in the Homestarmy was worthy of commemoration.
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*Email [[more armies]] — A memorial statue for Frank Bennedetto is seen. This may mean either that his death was real, or that his service in the Homestarmy was worthy of commemoration.
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**Another memorial, a picture of Homestar over the defeated Bennedetto, is seen in [[Strong Badia the Free]]. Also, if a "Bennedetto" (any inanimate object) is drafted, Homestar will prevent the draft, saying "Hasn't that family suffered enough?" and the like.
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===[[Homeschool Winner]]===
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*[[Sample of Style]] — Matt Chapman briefly talks about the time they killed Homeschool Winner off.
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*Email [[buried]] — Strong Bad draws a map that shows a skull that appears to belong to Homeschool Winner underneath Strong Badia.
===[[Homestar Runner]]===
===[[Homestar Runner]]===
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*In the Strong Bad Email [[the show]], Homestar says, "But it turned out I didn't die."
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*[[Main Page 6]] — Homestar is in [[Heaven]].
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*In [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 2.0]], Strong Bad as "[[Aliases Used in Prank Calls|Detective Everybody]]" said Homestar was shot 37 times for being too stupid.
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*[[Main Page 7]] — Homestar is shown as an undead zombie.
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*Homestar is in [[Heaven]] on [[Main Page 6]] and is seen in a zombie-like form on [[Main Page 7]].
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 2.0]] — Strong Bad as "[[Aliases Used in Prank Calls|Detective Everybody]]" said Homestar was shot 37 times (and killed) for being too stupid.
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*In [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2]], Homestar calls to say he is sinking in quicksand, and says that if Marzipan helps, he would be "really, really still alive."
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*Email [[the show]] — Homestar says, "But it turned out I didn't die."
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*In [[the movies]], Strong Bad instructs Homestar to die before firing his bazooka at him.
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*[[Where the Crap Are We?]] — Homestar guesses that he and Strong Bad are dead.
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2]] — Homestar calls to say he is sinking in quicksand, and says that if Marzipan helps, he would be "really, really still alive".
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*Email [[the movies]] — Strong Bad instructs Homestar to die before firing his bazooka at him.
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*Email [[winter pool]] — Homestar instructs Strong Bad to preserve his body in red Jell-O when he dies.
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*[[A Death-Defying Decemberween]] — Homestar performs a "death-defying" stunt. Bubs does not appear to expect Homestar to survive, as he gives him a sled that doubles as a headstone. Strong Bad tries to make sure that Homestar actually dies during his stunt.
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*[[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective]] — Homestar's villain character, [[Uzi Bazooka]], is killed in the film's climax.
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*[[I Killed Pom Pom]] — A preview for "next season" shows Pom Pom slicing Homestar in half, prompting a title card that reads, "I Killed Homestar."
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*[[The Homestar Runner Enters the Spooky Woods‎]] — Strong Bad scares Homestar to death.
===[[Homsar]]===
===[[Homsar]]===
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*In the [[Strong Bad Email]] [[homsar]], [[Strong Bad]] "kills" him with the [[Heavy Lourde]] at the request of Vinnie C. Although [[The Brothers Chaps]] intended at first for him to be killed, he was later revealed to be alive but seriously injured in [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 5]]. The Heavy Lourde is dropped on him again on the [[Homsar Main Page]].
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*Email [[homsar]] — Strong Bad "kills" Homsar with the [[Heavy Lourde]] at the request of Vinnie C. Although [[The Brothers Chaps]] intended at first for him to be killed, he was later revealed to be alive but seriously injured in [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 5.0]]. The Heavy Lourde is dropped on him again on the [[Homsar Main Page]].
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*In the Strong Bad Email [[origins]], he and [[Marzipan]] are glued together and "left for dead" at [[The Stick]], even though neither one actually dies.
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*Email [[origins]] —  Homsar and [[Marzipan]] are glued together and "left for dead" at [[The Stick]], even though neither one actually dies.
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*In [[cliffhangers]], Strong Bad drops [[Homsar]] and [[The King of Town]] off a [[cliff]].
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*[[Strong Badia the Free]] — Homsar claims he's ready to die side-by-side with Strong Bad.
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*[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]] (Easter Egg) — [[Strong Sad]] in his macabre tale crushes Homsar with a Heavy Gourd.
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*[[A Decemberween Mackerel]] — Homsar is seen dying at the end of the toon.
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*[[The House that Gave Sucky Tricks]] — Homsar is seen in a guillotine. The blade starts to drop just before the transition to the next scene.
===[[Kerrek]]===
===[[Kerrek]]===
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*In [[interview]], an Easter egg shows him after being "smote" by [[Trogdor]].
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*Email [[interview]] — An Easter egg shows him after being "smote" by [[Trogdor]].
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*In the game [[TROGDOR!]], when you reach the level 50 interlude, Kerrek is burninated by Trogdor.
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*Game [[TROGDOR!]] — When you reach the level 50 interlude, Kerrek is burninated by Trogdor.
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*In [[Peasant's Quest]], he is slain by Rather Dashing with his bow and arrow.
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*[[Peasant's Quest]] —  Kerrek is slain by Rather Dashing with his bow and arrow.
===[[The King of Town]]===
===[[The King of Town]]===
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*In [[Halloween Fairstival]], after seeing an X-ray of [[Ham|the King's heart]], Strong Bad is content to "let the King die in peace."
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*[[Halloween Fairstival]] — After seeing an X-ray of the King's heart, Strong Bad is content to "let the King die in peace".
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*In [[cliffhangers]], the King is dropped from a cliff, along with [[Homsar]].
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*Email [[original]] — Strong Bad suggests that the King has died twelve times, each time replaced with a new actor, at least one of which may have been an onion. In one Easter egg, Marzipan says that Strong Bad "just made all that stuff up", but another Easter egg shows a graveyard populated solely by Kings of Town I-XI ("Onion King of Town" replaces the grave for "King of Town IV").
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*[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]] — Drowns in a cauldron of mutton stew.
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*[[Poker Night at the Inventory]] — The Heavy misunderstands Strong Bad when he asks if he can "take care of the King of Town" for him, thinking Strong Bad wants him to assassinate the King.
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2]] — The King of Town says he thinks he's dying.
===[[Marzipan]]===
===[[Marzipan]]===
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*In the Strong Bad Email [[origins]], Marzipan and [[Homsar]] are glued together and "left for dead" at [[The Stick]], even though neither one actually dies. Strong Bad later comments on Marzipan's "considerable resistance to death".
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 6.0]] — In a prank call pretending to be her doctor, Strong Bad tells Marzipan that she has only 2 weeks to live.
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*In [[Date Nite]], Strong Bad suggests drowning Marzipan and The Cheat.
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*Email [[origins]] — Marzipan and Homsar are glued together and "left for dead" at [[The Stick]], even though neither one actually dies. [[Strong Bad]] later comments on Marzipan's "considerable resistance to death".
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*[[Date Nite]] — Strong Bad suggests drowning Marzipan and The Cheat.
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===[[Multi-Function Dragon]]===
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2]] — In another prank call claiming to be from Grody Lab Results, Incorporated, Strong Bad tells Marzipan she's dying, or possibly already dead.
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*In [[KOT's VOQPCS!]], the Dragon is killed when speared by [[The Knight]] in the "instant death" section of his chest.
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===[[Old-Timey]]===
===[[Old-Timey]]===
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*In [[Parsnips A-Plenty]], [[Old-Timey Strong Bad]] falls off a cliff.  He is later revealed to be in [[Hell]] in an Easter egg.
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*[[Parsnips A-Plenty]] — [[Old-Timey Strong Bad]] falls off a cliff.  He is later revealed to be in [[Hell]] in an Easter egg.
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*In [[That A Ghost]], all of the [[Characters#Old-Timey|main characters]] are reduced to skeletons, and [[Old-Timey Bubs]] pokes his head out of a grave asking [[Strong Man]] to "please keep it down."
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*[[Rumble Red]] is killed by [[Old-Timey Marzipan|Old-Timey Marzipan's]] [[Old-Timey Marzipan's Contraption|machine]], which she gave to him as a [[Decemberween]] present.
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*During the Old-Timey portion of [[Decemberween Short Shorts]], there is a snowman in the background that has been beheaded.
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*[[Sickly Sam]] buries himself alive on Tuesdays, and has numerous traits of an undead being, including a partially exposed skeleton.
*[[Sickly Sam]] buries himself alive on Tuesdays, and has numerous traits of an undead being, including a partially exposed skeleton.
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*In [[Malloween Commercial]], [[Mr. Shmallow]]'s grave is seen in one scene.
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*[[That A Ghost]] — All of the [[Characters#Old-Timey|main characters]] are reduced to skeletons, and [[Old-Timey Bubs]] pokes his head out of a grave asking [[Strong Man]] to "please keep it down".
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*[[Malloween Commercial]] — [[Mr. Shmallow]]'s grave is seen in one scene.
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*[[Decemberween Short Shorts]] — [[Rumble Red]] is beheaded by [[Old-Timey Marzipan|Old-Timey Marzipan's]] [[Old-Timey Marzipan's Contraption|machine]], which she gave to him as a [[Decemberween]] present.  Also, [[The Homestar Runner]] is forming a pile of dead rats.
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===[[The Paper]]===
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*Email [[the paper]] — After The Paper breaks, Strong Bad is forced to apply a mercy killing with the [[BMW Lighter]].
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*Email [[email thunder]] — Despite dying in the email mentioned above, The Paper returns for a brief moment. Shortly after its return, a spark hits it, thus causing it to burn.
===[[Pom Pom]]===
===[[Pom Pom]]===
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*In the Strong Bad Email [[pom pom]], Kevin wonders what would happen to Pom Pom if he was poked with a pin. Strong Bad decides to try this, except that he would also be blindfolded and Pom Pom would be set on fire with the [[BMW Lighter]]. He believes that Pom Pom exploded in "a big fiery ball that was visible from space", when in reality he got a "severe pummeling" by Pom Pom. He even wrote [[General and Fraulein Pom Pom|Pom Pom's parents]] a letter of condolence.
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*[[Main Page 7]] — Pom Pom's ghost flies out of his grave.
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*In [[Where's The Cheat?]], Strong Bad calls [[Marzipan]] and pretends to be [[Homestar Runner]], and he tells her that he got mad and killed Pom Pom.
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*[[Where's The Cheat?]] — Strong Bad calls [[Marzipan]] and pretends to be [[Homestar Runner]], and he tells her that he got mad and killed Pom Pom.
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*Pom Pom's ghost flies out of his grave on [[Main Page 7]].
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*Email [[pom pom]] — Kevin wonders what would happen to Pom Pom if he was poked with a pin. Strong Bad decides to try this, except that he would also be blindfolded and Pom Pom would be set on fire with the [[BMW Lighter]]. He believes that Pom Pom exploded in "a big fiery ball that was visible from space", when in reality he got a "severe pummeling" by Pom Pom. He even wrote [[General and Fraulein Pom Pom|Pom Pom's parents]] a letter of condolence.
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*[[Late Nite JengaJam Interview - 4 Oct 2007]] — [[The Brothers Chaps]] talk about what would happen if they killed off Pom Pom.
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*[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]] — Pom Pom gets blown up by [[The Poopsmith]], eventually exploding.
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*[[I Killed Pom Pom]] — The entire toon revolves around Homestar mistaking a deflated inflatable pumpkin for a popped Pom Pom, and trying to cover up his apparent murder of him. At the end, he ''actually'' pops Pom Pom. A preview for "next season" reveals that he gets put back together, though.
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===[[Rather Dashing]]===
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===[[The Sad Kids]]===
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*Rather Dashing can die in a variety of ways throughout ''[[Peasant's Quest]]''.  The most noteworthy of these is when he gets burninated by [[Trogdor]] at the end of the game.
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*[[Homestarloween Party]] — The kids are crushed by the short-circuited Visor Robot, and neither of them live.
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*[[Meet Marshie]] — The kids are crushed by the "[[Fluffy Puff Marshmallow]]" logo.
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*[[Mr. Shmallow (toon)]] — The kids are crushed when the shack's roof collapses.
===[[Señor]] and [[Mr. Bland]]===
===[[Señor]] and [[Mr. Bland]]===
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*According to the email [[origins]], they were by far the most popular characters until they were crushed by a falling [[Bubs' Concession Stand]]. However, they manage to reappear in [[Strongest Man in the World]].
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*Email [[kids' book]] — In the [[Strumstar Hammer]] Easter egg, Strong Bad writes that Señor died after the grapes squished him.
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*Email [[origins]] — They were described by Strong Bad as "by far the most popular characters until they were crushed by a falling [[Bubs' Concession Stand]]." However, they manage to reappear in [[Strongest Man in the World]].
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===[[Senor Cardgage]]===
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*[[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective]] — Senor Cardgage's character, [[Dadgeresque]], is killed by [[Uzi Bazooka]].
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*[[A Decemberween Mackerel]] — The toon consists of [[Marzipan]] helping Senor Cardgage, who claims he is dying.
===[[Strong Bad]]===
===[[Strong Bad]]===
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*Strong Bad is in heaven on [[Main Page 6]] and he rises from his grave on [[Main Page 7]].
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*[[Main Page 6]] — Strong Bad is in heaven.
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*Strong Bad's grave is seen at the end of [[replacement]].
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*[[Main Page 7]] — Strong Bad rises from his grave.
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*In the email [[time capsule]], an emailer asks Strong Bad how he can be "soooo awesome" if he's dead, and requests that he make a [[The Time Capsule|time capsule]].
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*[[Where The Crap Are We?]] — Homestar guesses that he and Strong Bad are dead.
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*The Strong Bad Email [[your funeral]] consists entirely of Strong Bad imagining what his funeral would be like.
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*Email [[replacement]] — Strong Bad's grave is seen at the end.
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*An egg in the likeness of Strong Bad's head smashes in [[Eggs (toon)|Eggs]].
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*Email [[time capsule]] — An emailer asks Strong Bad how he can be "soooo awesome" if he's dead, and requests that he make a [[The Time Capsule|time capsule]].
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*[[Biz Cas Fri 1]] and Email [[bike thief]] — Strong Bad proclaims he would "rather die" than do the things Strong Sad and Homestar request.
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*Email [[your funeral]] — The email consists entirely of Strong Bad imagining what his funeral would be like.
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*[[Eggs (toon)|Eggs]] — An egg in the likeness of Strong Bad's head smashes.
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*Email [[hiding]] — Strong Bad proclaims that he will carry the location of his hiding place "to the grave".
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*[[Place ya bets!]] — Homestar appears to be plotting Strong Bad's demise; however, he does not have any real weapon to use, other than red candles made to look like dynamite.
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*[[8-Bit is Enough]] — Strong Bad is killed by the scorpions if he has the scorpion food with him. However, he is revived by a checkpoint.
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**Also, when Strong Bad comes too close to the [[Munchox]], he will be hit by his tail and fall over, with a text box proclaiming his death. However, he gets up and simply ignores it.
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===[[Items#Strong Bad's Computers|Strong Bad's Computers]]===
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*Email [[invisibility]] — Strong Bad throws out the [[Tandy 400]], which then passes away in the trash can.
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*Email [[ghosts]] — The Tandy returns to haunt Strong Bad and The Cheat in [[Bad Graphics Ghost|ghost]] form.
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*Email [[virus]] — In order to stop [[the virus]], Bubs "fixes" the [[Compy 386]] by shooting it with a shotgun.
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*[[Biz Cas Fri 3]] — The [[Corpy NT6]] explodes.
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*Email [[retirement]] — The Tandy and Compy return from beyond the grave to kidnap the [[Lappy 486]]. They threaten to kill it using a magnet (causing it to display the Teal Screen of Near Death) unless they are allowed to check one last email. Strong Bad allows them to do so before destroying them both a second time.
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*Email [[environment]] — Marzipan holds a sign with "Lappy, Take the Dirt Nappy!" on it. There is a gravestone on this sign, with "RIP" on it.
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*Email [[hremail3184]] — Strong Bad blows up the Lappy.
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*Email [[sbemail206]] — The [[Compé]] is compressed into the [[Lappier]].
===[[Strong Sad]]===
===[[Strong Sad]]===
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{{seealso|Strong Sad's Death}}
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{{seealso|Strong Sad's Severed Head}}
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*[[Theme Song Video]] — Strong Bad ties Strong Sad to a wheel and throws a knife at him.
*[[In Search of the Yello Dello Commentary]] — Strong Sad reveals that he ''himself'' dreams of his own death (over and over and over...).
*[[In Search of the Yello Dello Commentary]] — Strong Sad reveals that he ''himself'' dreams of his own death (over and over and over...).
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*[[A Folky Tale]] — Strong Sad "faints", making [[Coach Z]] believe he killed him.
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*[[The House that Gave Sucky Treats]]— Strong Sad claims he nearly died after eating too much colored chalk.
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*Email [[caffeine]] — Strong Bad concludes that his "test subject" is dead (which Strong Sad immediately denies).
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*[[A Folky Tale]] — Strong Sad "faints", making Coach Z believe he killed him.
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*Email [[impression]] — In complimenting The Cheat's costume, Coach Z says "It's as if Strong Sad was still alive and with us today!"
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*Email [[unnatural]] — Strong Sad paints a picture with the word "Death", instead of "Dial", on a bar of soap.
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*Email [[fingers]] — As Strong Bad imagines what it would be like if he used fake fingers, the viewer can see a dead Strong Sad behind the couch in one scene. Also during this sequence, two Easter eggs show Strong Sad stuffed inside a [[Coach Z's Locker Room|locker]] and a [[soapbox]].
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*[[Decemberween Short Shorts]] — Strong Sad, as a glass [[Decemberween]] ornament, shatters when Strong Bad "bedazzles" him off the tree, although it is not known whether he died.
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*Email [[personal favorites]] — Strong Bad types "I swear on Strong Sad's grave" in the unaired email "[[Tape Leg]] 2".
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*[[Strong Badia the Free]] —  
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*[[HomestarRunner.com PAY PLUS!]] — A picture on the first screen shows The Cheat serving Strong Bad a platter with Strong Sad's head on it.
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**Strong Sad refuses to help Strong Bad burn the invisible fence, saying Strong Bad would end up burning the whole house down with him in it. Strong Bad admits that was the plan.
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*Email [[retirement]] — "Strong Sad's ghost" and "Strong Sad's corpse" are among the entries in Strong Bad's Cloud Shape Spotting Log, as seen in an Easter egg.
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**When Strong Bad asks Strong Sad if he wants to die, Strong Sad considers the offer.
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*[[Decemberween Short Shorts]] — Strong Sad's ornament falls to the ground and breaks into several pieces.
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 16.2]] — The King of Town talks about a plan that involves killing Strong Sad.
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*Email [[unnatural]] — Strong Sad paints a picture with the word "Death" on a bar of soap.
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*[[Where My Hat Is At? (toon)|Where My Hat Is At?]] — Strong Bad and The Cheat attempt to drown Strong Sad in a pool after cementing his body in concrete.
===[[Teen Girl Squad]]===
===[[Teen Girl Squad]]===
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*The main characters in Teen Girl Squad are killed off nearly every episode in a variety of ways, yet they always come back alive in the next issue, and sometimes later in the same issue, as seen with [[Cheerleader]] in [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 7]].
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*The main characters in Teen Girl Squad are [[Teen Girl Squad Deaths|killed off nearly every episode in a variety of ways]], yet they always come back alive in the next issue, and sometimes later in the same issue, as seen with [[Cheerleader]] in [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 7]].
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*In an Easter egg of [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 10]], [[What's Her Face]] suggests killing someone off for their tenth [[Teen Girl Squad]] issue.
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*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 10]] (Easter egg) — [[What's Her Face]] suggests killing someone off for their tenth issue. Strong Bad is more than happy to comply, by killing all four at once.
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===[[The Cheat]]===
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===[[Thy Dungeonman (character)|Thy Dungeonman]]===
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*The Cheat has his own song, [[The Cheat is Not Dead]].
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{{see|Thy Dungeonman II#Ways to Lose the Game}}
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*In the Strong Bad email [[bedtime story]], The Cheat's vitals are tested after being [[Roach Killa!|bug-bombed]] in order to go to sleep.  Strong Bad also says "If we're lucky, the Cheat will wake up alive the next morning".
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*At the beginning of [[Where's an Egg?]], when the Videlectrix logo is shown, the mascot shoots the logo with a [[gun]], but the bullet ricochets back and kills him.
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*During the mountain scene in the [[In Search of the Yello Dello New Version|new version]], [[Pom Pom]] aims his gun at the Yello Dello, but throws it away when Homestar says he wants to "take her alive."
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**Memories of the '''Visor Robot'''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s former life move him to tears and short out his circuits.
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*Strong Bad's computers often meet with untimely demises, as seen in [[gimmicks]], [[virus]], and [[Biz Cas Fri 3]]. The [[Tandy 400]] returned in ghost form in [[ghosts]], and both the [[Compy 386]] and the Tandy appeared in ghost form after Strong Bad destroyed them in [[retirement]].
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*[[In Search of the Yello Dello New Version]] &mdash; During the mountain scene, [[Pom Pom]] aims his gun at the '''[[Yello Dello]]''', but throws it away when Homestar says he wants to "take her alive".
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*Email [[ghosts]] &mdash; In an [[Easter egg]], it is possible to "kill" the '''[[Bad Graphics Ghost]]''' by erasing all of its pixels.
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*[[The Paper]] died in the [[the paper|eponymous]] email. After its printer broke, Strong Bad was forced to apply a mercy killing with the [[BMW Lighter]].
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*[[Peasant's Quest]] &mdash; '''[[Rather Dashing]]''' can die in a variety of ways throughout the game. The most noteworthy of these is when he gets burninated by [[Trogdor]] at the end of the game. See [[Peasant's Quest Walkthrough#Ways to Die]] for a complete list.
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*Email [[for kids]] &mdash; Strong Bad becomes enraged with his child audience and threatens to kill them and [[Killing Dogs|all their dogs]].
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*[[Stinkoman 20X6]] &mdash; In the first level's opening cutscene, after defeating '''Tampo''', Stinkoman mentions having "killed" him.
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*[[Bug In Mouth Disease]] &mdash; Homestar is revealed to have shot '''Caleb Rentpayer'''. Although Caleb's death cannot be confirmed, Tucksworth remarked that he wasn't breathing in the previous episode.
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*[[The King of Town's Very Own Quite Popular Cartoon Show!!]] &mdash; The '''[[Multi-Function Dragon]]''' is killed when speared by [[The Knight]] in the "instant death" section of its chest.
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*[[Where's an Egg?]] &mdash; If '''the detective''' fails to find an [[egg]], he is exiled to Siberia and the game ends with him turning into a skeleton.
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*[[Limozeen vs. Sloshy]] &mdash; In a [[Limozeen: "but they're in space!"]] cartoon Easter egg, '''[[sloshy]]''' and their tour bus are destroyed by [[Limozeen]].
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*[[Marshie vs. Little Girl]] &mdash; [[Marshie]] calls '''[[Little Girl]]''' "the dead kid".
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*Email [[licensed]] &mdash; The outline of a murder victim can be seen outside [[Papa Cardgage's Puddin' Patch]].
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*Email [[buried]] &mdash; Bubs tries to cover up the death of someone named '''Rich''' by burying his corpse in [[Strong Badia]].
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*[[Baddest of the Bands]] &mdash; The '''[[Von Blaubloods]]''' are eaten by [[The King of Town]] on the stage of [[DÖI]].
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*[[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective]] &mdash; Strong Bad claims that Coach Z's character, '''[[Renaldo]]''', dies at the end of the film. This makes Coach Z unhappy, and he joins a mob against Strong Bad.
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*[[8-Bit is Enough]] &mdash; '''[[Coach Z]]''' is "killed" over and over again by [[scorpions]] at the [[Halfathlon]].
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*Email [[hremail3184]] &mdash; A '''paper''' is destroyed in the Lappy's [[explosion]] at the end of the email. Although it is not said which paper is killed, in the following email, both papers were replaced by the [[Envelope Paper]].
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*[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]] &mdash; After inflating Pom Pom until he explodes, '''[[The Poopsmith]]''' quickly asphyxiates on the poison gas that Pom Pom was apparently filled with.
==See Also==
==See Also==
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*[[Blood]]
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*[[Characters' Injuries]]
*[[Grim Reaper]]
*[[Grim Reaper]]
*[[Skulls]]
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*[[Strong Bad and Strong Sad's Relationship#Strong Bad Hurting Strong Sad|Strong Bad Hurting Strong Sad]]
 
*[[Strong Sad's Severed Head]]
*[[Strong Sad's Severed Head]]
*[[The Cheat's Head Exploding]]
*[[The Cheat's Head Exploding]]
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*[[Ghosts]]
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*[[Heaven]]
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*[[Hell]]
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*[[Tombstones]]
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[[Category:Violence]]

Current revision as of 04:59, 31 October 2019

For the personification of death, see Grim Reaper.
"Oh, he looks so peaceful."

There are numerous references to the subject of death. These range from a character's death or near-death, to imagining or behaving as though a character has died. As in many cartoons, when a character dies, the death is usually impermanent — the character may reappear alive, often with no explanation. However, in the Homestar Runner universe, death is kept mainly as a running gag that nearly every cartoon today has, and is no exception in that sense. Usually, death is an empty threat that Strong Bad and several other main characters use, and, possibly excluding Strong Bad's computers, no main universe character has remained dead forever.

Contents

[edit] Appearances

[edit] Bubs

[edit] Charlemagne

  • Homestar Ruiner — Strong Bad claims that the wilted plant on the main floor of the house of Strong is Charlemagne, Strong Sad's plant. He goes on to explain that it had previously been in good health, but decided to commit suicide when Strong Sad began talking to it. Strong Sad denies this, to which Strong Bad replies, "That's not what the note said!"
  • Strong Badia the Free — Strong Bad still claims Charlemagne committed suicide, but says "If only we'd read his journal, we might have seen the signs..."
  • Baddest Of The Bands — Strong Bad now says, "We like to keep the Charlemagne's rotting remains around in hopes he'll one day rise from the grave!"
  • 8-Bit is Enough — Strong Sad throws Charlemagne to Trogdor, in hopes of getting him out of the house.

[edit] The Cheat

  • Email caper — Strong Bad sings a song saying how he is so glad that The Cheat is not dead.
  • Email bedtime story — The Cheat's vitals are tested after being bug-bombed in order to go to sleep. Strong Bad also says "If we're lucky, The Cheat will wake up alive the next morning".
  • Date Nite — Strong Bad suggests drowning Marzipan and The Cheat.
  • Doomy Tales of the Macabre — The Cheat is accidentally eaten by Strong Mad while shoveling candy into their mouths. Strong Bad, however, claims this is no big deal and actually happens about four times a day and is how they give The Cheat baths.

[edit] Cheat Commandos

[edit] Frank Bennedetto

  • Email army — Frank Bennedetto "dies" after being kicked by Strong Bad. He is later seen alive in Labor Dabor.
  • Email more armies — A memorial statue for Frank Bennedetto is seen. This may mean either that his death was real, or that his service in the Homestarmy was worthy of commemoration.
    • Another memorial, a picture of Homestar over the defeated Bennedetto, is seen in Strong Badia the Free. Also, if a "Bennedetto" (any inanimate object) is drafted, Homestar will prevent the draft, saying "Hasn't that family suffered enough?" and the like.

[edit] Homeschool Winner

  • Sample of Style — Matt Chapman briefly talks about the time they killed Homeschool Winner off.
  • Email buried — Strong Bad draws a map that shows a skull that appears to belong to Homeschool Winner underneath Strong Badia.

[edit] Homestar Runner

[edit] Homsar

[edit] Kerrek

  • Email interview — An Easter egg shows him after being "smote" by Trogdor.
  • Game TROGDOR! — When you reach the level 50 interlude, Kerrek is burninated by Trogdor.
  • Peasant's Quest — Kerrek is slain by Rather Dashing with his bow and arrow.

[edit] The King of Town

  • Halloween Fairstival — After seeing an X-ray of the King's heart, Strong Bad is content to "let the King die in peace".
  • Email original — Strong Bad suggests that the King has died twelve times, each time replaced with a new actor, at least one of which may have been an onion. In one Easter egg, Marzipan says that Strong Bad "just made all that stuff up", but another Easter egg shows a graveyard populated solely by Kings of Town I-XI ("Onion King of Town" replaces the grave for "King of Town IV").
  • Doomy Tales of the Macabre — Drowns in a cauldron of mutton stew.
  • Poker Night at the Inventory — The Heavy misunderstands Strong Bad when he asks if he can "take care of the King of Town" for him, thinking Strong Bad wants him to assassinate the King.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2 — The King of Town says he thinks he's dying.

[edit] Marzipan

  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 6.0 — In a prank call pretending to be her doctor, Strong Bad tells Marzipan that she has only 2 weeks to live.
  • Email origins — Marzipan and Homsar are glued together and "left for dead" at The Stick, even though neither one actually dies. Strong Bad later comments on Marzipan's "considerable resistance to death".
  • Date Nite — Strong Bad suggests drowning Marzipan and The Cheat.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2 — In another prank call claiming to be from Grody Lab Results, Incorporated, Strong Bad tells Marzipan she's dying, or possibly already dead.

[edit] Old-Timey

[edit] The Paper

  • Email the paper — After The Paper breaks, Strong Bad is forced to apply a mercy killing with the BMW Lighter.
  • Email email thunder — Despite dying in the email mentioned above, The Paper returns for a brief moment. Shortly after its return, a spark hits it, thus causing it to burn.

[edit] Pom Pom

  • Main Page 7 — Pom Pom's ghost flies out of his grave.
  • Where's The Cheat? — Strong Bad calls Marzipan and pretends to be Homestar Runner, and he tells her that he got mad and killed Pom Pom.
  • Email pom pom — Kevin wonders what would happen to Pom Pom if he was poked with a pin. Strong Bad decides to try this, except that he would also be blindfolded and Pom Pom would be set on fire with the BMW Lighter. He believes that Pom Pom exploded in "a big fiery ball that was visible from space", when in reality he got a "severe pummeling" by Pom Pom. He even wrote Pom Pom's parents a letter of condolence.
  • Late Nite JengaJam Interview - 4 Oct 2007The Brothers Chaps talk about what would happen if they killed off Pom Pom.
  • Doomy Tales of the Macabre — Pom Pom gets blown up by The Poopsmith, eventually exploding.
  • I Killed Pom Pom — The entire toon revolves around Homestar mistaking a deflated inflatable pumpkin for a popped Pom Pom, and trying to cover up his apparent murder of him. At the end, he actually pops Pom Pom. A preview for "next season" reveals that he gets put back together, though.

[edit] The Sad Kids

[edit] Señor and Mr. Bland

[edit] Senor Cardgage

[edit] Strong Bad

  • Main Page 6 — Strong Bad is in heaven.
  • Main Page 7 — Strong Bad rises from his grave.
  • Where The Crap Are We? — Homestar guesses that he and Strong Bad are dead.
  • Email replacement — Strong Bad's grave is seen at the end.
  • Email time capsule — An emailer asks Strong Bad how he can be "soooo awesome" if he's dead, and requests that he make a time capsule.
  • Biz Cas Fri 1 and Email bike thief — Strong Bad proclaims he would "rather die" than do the things Strong Sad and Homestar request.
  • Email your funeral — The email consists entirely of Strong Bad imagining what his funeral would be like.
  • Eggs — An egg in the likeness of Strong Bad's head smashes.
  • Email hiding — Strong Bad proclaims that he will carry the location of his hiding place "to the grave".
  • Place ya bets! — Homestar appears to be plotting Strong Bad's demise; however, he does not have any real weapon to use, other than red candles made to look like dynamite.
  • 8-Bit is Enough — Strong Bad is killed by the scorpions if he has the scorpion food with him. However, he is revived by a checkpoint.
    • Also, when Strong Bad comes too close to the Munchox, he will be hit by his tail and fall over, with a text box proclaiming his death. However, he gets up and simply ignores it.

[edit] Strong Bad's Computers

  • Email invisibility — Strong Bad throws out the Tandy 400, which then passes away in the trash can.
  • Email ghosts — The Tandy returns to haunt Strong Bad and The Cheat in ghost form.
  • Email virus — In order to stop the virus, Bubs "fixes" the Compy 386 by shooting it with a shotgun.
  • Biz Cas Fri 3 — The Corpy NT6 explodes.
  • Email retirement — The Tandy and Compy return from beyond the grave to kidnap the Lappy 486. They threaten to kill it using a magnet (causing it to display the Teal Screen of Near Death) unless they are allowed to check one last email. Strong Bad allows them to do so before destroying them both a second time.
  • Email environment — Marzipan holds a sign with "Lappy, Take the Dirt Nappy!" on it. There is a gravestone on this sign, with "RIP" on it.
  • Email hremail3184 — Strong Bad blows up the Lappy.
  • Email sbemail206 — The Compé is compressed into the Lappier.

[edit] Strong Sad

See also Strong Sad's Death
See also Strong Sad's Severed Head
  • Theme Song Video — Strong Bad ties Strong Sad to a wheel and throws a knife at him.
  • In Search of the Yello Dello Commentary — Strong Sad reveals that he himself dreams of his own death (over and over and over...).
  • The House that Gave Sucky Treats— Strong Sad claims he nearly died after eating too much colored chalk.
  • A Folky Tale — Strong Sad "faints", making Coach Z believe he killed him.
  • Email unnatural — Strong Sad paints a picture with the word "Death", instead of "Dial", on a bar of soap.
  • Decemberween Short Shorts — Strong Sad, as a glass Decemberween ornament, shatters when Strong Bad "bedazzles" him off the tree, although it is not known whether he died.
  • Strong Badia the Free
    • Strong Sad refuses to help Strong Bad burn the invisible fence, saying Strong Bad would end up burning the whole house down with him in it. Strong Bad admits that was the plan.
    • When Strong Bad asks Strong Sad if he wants to die, Strong Sad considers the offer.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 16.2 — The King of Town talks about a plan that involves killing Strong Sad.
  • Where My Hat Is At? — Strong Bad and The Cheat attempt to drown Strong Sad in a pool after cementing his body in concrete.

[edit] Teen Girl Squad

[edit] Thy Dungeonman

See Thy Dungeonman II#Ways to Lose the Game
See Thy Dungeonman 3#Ways to Lose the Game

[edit] Videlectrix Mascot

  • At the beginning of Peasant's Quest, when the Videlectrix logo is shown, the mascot runs in with a sword, then trips and impales himself on it.
  • At the beginning of Where's an Egg?, when the Videlectrix logo is shown, the mascot shoots the logo with a gun, but the bullet ricochets back and kills him.

[edit] Other Characters

[edit] See Also

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