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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, excluding the Tandy 400's and Compy 386's, no real and visible character has remained dead forever.



Bad Graphics Ghost

  • Email ghosts — In an Easter egg, it is possible to "kill" the Bad Graphics Ghost by erasing the pixels.


Caleb Rentpayer

  • Bug In Mouth Disease — Homestar is revealed to have shot Caleb. Although Caleb's death cannot be confirmed, Tucksworth remarked that he wasn't breathing in the previous episode.


  • 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 commited 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 dead!"
  • 8-Bit is Enough — Strong Sad throws Charlemagne to Trogdor, in hopes of getting him out of the house.

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.

Cheat Commandos

Coach Z

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.

The Goblin

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 Homeschool Winner's skull underneath Strong Badia.

Homestar Runner

  • Main Page 6 — Homestar is in Heaven.
  • Main Page 7 — Homestar is shown as an undead zombie.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 2.0 — Strong Bad as "Detective Everybody" said Homestar was shot 37 times (and killed) for being too stupid.
  • Email the show — Homestar says, "But it turned out I didn't die."
  • 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."
  • Email the movies — Strong Bad instructs Homestar to die before firing his bazooka at him.
  • Email winter pool — Homestar instructs Strong Bad to preserve his body in red jello when he dies.
  • 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 an epitaph. Strong Bad tries to make sure that Hometsar actually dies during his stunt.



  • 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.

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").

Little Girl


  • 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.

Multi-Function Dragon


The Paper

  • Email the paper — After The Paper broke, Strong Bad was 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 his return, a spark hits it, thus causing The Paper to burn.

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.

Pom Pom's Girls

Rather Dashing

  • Peasant's Quest — 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.

The Sad Kids

Señor and Mr. Bland


Strong Bad

  • Main Page 6 — Strong Bad is in heaven.
  • Main Page 7 — Strong Bad rises from his grave.
  • 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.

Strong Bad's Computers

  • 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.
  • Email environment: Marizpan holds a sign saying "Lappy, Take the Dirt Nappy!". There is a gravestone on this sign, with the word "RIP", on it.

Strong Sad

See Also

Teen Girl Squad

  • 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.
  • 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.

Unseen Characters

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.

Visor Robot

Von Blaubloods

The Where's an Egg? Detective

  • If the detective fails to find an egg, he is exiled to Siberia and the game ends with him turning into a skeleton.

The Yello Dello

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