Homestar Runner and Strong Bad's Relationship

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'''[[Homestar Runner]] and [[Strong Bad]]''' have had an interesting relationship over the course of [[Homestar Runner (Flash cartoon)|HomestarRunner.com]]'s existence. While they were originally conceived as enemies, Homestar has become a less heroic character over time and has taken the "lovable oaf" position, trying to be Strong Bad's friend. Strong Bad, on the other hand, now sees him as more of an annoyance than an arch-enemy, and we have seen that he actually has a soft side for the terrific athlete.
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'''[[Homestar Runner]] and [[Strong Bad]]''' have had an interesting relationship over the course of [[Homestar Runner (Flash cartoon)|HomestarRunner.com]]'s existence. While they started off as enemies, both characters have since evolved from the polar-opposite personalities they began with.  Homestar has become less heroic and more of a "loveable oaf" who often tries to be Strong Bad's friend. Strong Bad, meanwhile, now seems to regard Homestar as more of an annoyance than an arch-enemy, and occasionally shows a soft side for the terrific athlete (though he would never openly admit to having one).
==Homestar and Strong Bad's Rivalry==
==Homestar and Strong Bad's Rivalry==
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For the first couple of years of the cartoon, Homestar and Strong Bad were '''rivals''', Homestar being the hero and Strong Bad the antagonist. This was a recurring theme, but any rivalry between the two is very small now.
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Homestar and Strong Bad were originally rivals, with Homestar being the hero and Strong Bad the antagonist. Although this rivalry still exists today, it is greatly reduced, and usually occurs in the form of jokes and pranks.
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*[[Marshmallow's Last Stand]] — The whole toon is built around Homestar and Strong Bad in a tag-team wrestling match after Strong Bad took Homestar's star off his shirt. In the end, Homestar and [[Pom Pom]] come away victorious.
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*[[Marshmallow's Last Stand]] — Homestar and Strong Bad battle it out in a tag-team wrestling match after Strong Bad rips the star off of Homestar's shirt. Homestar and [[Pom Pom]] come away victorious.
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*[[The Reddest Radish]] — Homestar and Strong Bad fight over what they believe is the reddest radish. Strong Bad stole it from [[Marzipan]] so he can win the contest, and Homestar wants to give it back.  
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*[[The Reddest Radish]] — Strong Bad steals one of [[Marzipan]]'s radishes to win a contest.  When Homestar discovers the theft, he fights with Strong Bad to try and give it back.
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*[[A Jumping Jack Contest]] — Strong Bad uses all sorts of tricks to try to beat Homestar at the jumping-jack competition.
*Email [[invisibility]] — An invisible Strong Bad punches Homestar in the gut.
*Email [[invisibility]] — An invisible Strong Bad punches Homestar in the gut.
*Email [[your friends]] — Strong Bad attempts to make Homestar put his head in a pool of lava.
*Email [[your friends]] — Strong Bad attempts to make Homestar put his head in a pool of lava.
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*Email [[techno]] — Strong Bad tells The Cheat to break a glowstick open and pour it into Homestar's Mountain Dew.
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*Email [[techno]] — Strong Bad tells [[The Cheat]] to break a glowstick open and pour it into Homestar's [[Mountain Dew]].
*Email [[army]] — The [[Homestarmy]] attempts to [[The Battle of Strong Badia|invade]] [[Strong Badia]], with minimal success.
*Email [[army]] — The [[Homestarmy]] attempts to [[The Battle of Strong Badia|invade]] [[Strong Badia]], with minimal success.
*Email [[stupid stuff]] — Homestar cheats Strong Bad out of the Grumblecakes by tricking him into saying something stupid.
*Email [[stupid stuff]] — Homestar cheats Strong Bad out of the Grumblecakes by tricking him into saying something stupid.
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*Email [[pom pom]] — Strong Bad thinks Homestar is Pom Pom and pokes him with a pin.
*Email [[pom pom]] — Strong Bad thinks Homestar is Pom Pom and pokes him with a pin.
*Email [[old comics]] — In [[Castlefunnies|The Castlefunnies]], Strong Bad punches Homestar in the face.
*Email [[old comics]] — In [[Castlefunnies|The Castlefunnies]], Strong Bad punches Homestar in the face.
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*Email [[lady...ing]] — An email that is a parody of Marshmallow's Last Stand, Strong Bad kicks Homestar off the screen.
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*Email [[lady...ing]] — In a parody of Marshmallow's Last Stand, Strong Bad uses several wrestling moves on Homestar, but ends up blowing himself up.
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*Email [[keep cool]] — Strong Bad lets Homestar swim in the pool with an antenna during a lightning-storm.
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*Email [[keep cool]] — Strong Bad lets Homestar swim in the pool with an antenna during a lightning storm.
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*Email [[secret recipes]] — Strong Bad gives Homestar some cottage cheese and The Cheat hair, to which Homestar replies that he was told it was sour cream and The Cheat hair.
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*Email [[secret recipes]] — Strong Bad gives Homestar a [[Concoctions|concoction]] made up of cottage cheese and The Cheat hairHomestar replies that he was told it was sour cream and The Cheat hair.
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*[[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]] — Strong Bad tells [[The Cheat]] to drop a TV on Homestar when he jumps from the cliff.
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*[[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]] — Strong Bad tricks Homestar into running off a cliff, then tells The Cheat to "drop a train on 'im".
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*[[Strong Bad's Room Main Page]] — Strong Bad announces of a dart-ridden Homestar poster, "Oh, ''man'', I hate this guy!"
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*[[Strong Bad's Room Main Page]] — When the user hovers over the Toons button, darts are thrown at a poster of Homestar and Strong Bad saysm "Oh ''man'', I hate this guy!"
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*[[Strongest Man in the World]] — A toon version of the [[Original Book|original story]] that started the entire Homestar Runner phenomenon, it shows Homestar and Strong Bad competing for the title of "Strongest Man in the World".
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*[[Strongest Man in the World]] — This is an animated version of the [[Original Book|book where Homestar Runner made his debut]], showing Homestar and Strong Bad competing for the title of "Strongest Man in the World".
==Homestar Runner and Strong Bad's Friendship==
==Homestar Runner and Strong Bad's Friendship==
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Homestar and Strong Bad have also been depicted as '''friends'''. Homestar also tries to hang out with Strong Bad, [[The Brothers Strong|his brothers]] and The Cheat occasionally, but not always successfully. This is paralleled with [[1-Up]]'s attempts to "be the guy" with [[Stinkoman]].
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Over time, Homestar and Strong Bad seem to have developed a somewhat shaky friendship. Homestar occasionally tries to hang out with Strong Bad, [[The Brothers Strong|his brothers]] and The Cheat.  Most of the time, this results in him being embarrassed or shunned, but every now and then, Strong Bad will treat Homestar with a small amount of civility.
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*[[The Best Decemberween Ever]] — Homestar says Strong Bad is "kind of a jerk sometimes, and he says '[[Crap|holy crap]]' a lot, but I think if I get him the perfect present, he just might like me again."
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*[[The Best Decemberween Ever]] — Homestar says of Strong Bad, "He's kind of a jerk sometimes, and he says '[[Crap|holy crap]]' a lot, but I think if I get him the perfect present, he just might like me again."
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*[[Lookin at a Thing in a Bag]] — Homestar tries to be a cool guy.
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*[[Lookin at a Thing in a Bag]] — Homestar tries to be a cool guy, but ends up embarrassed by the group.
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 10.2]] — Strong Bad attempts to teach Homestar the art of prank calling (albeit for $500).
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 10.2]] — Strong Bad attempts to teach Homestar the art of prank calling.  Even though Strong Bad gives up, Homestar still claims it's the [[Best/Worst X bucks I ever spent|second best 500 bucks he ever spent]].
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*Email [[flashback]] — Homestar says that he thinks he might live at Strong Bad's house. Also, Strong Bad reads Homestar a story, and is talked into reading him another.
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*Email [[flashback]] — Strong Bad basically tells Homestar a story, and starts to read a second one before everyone (Homestar included) congratulates him on his hundredth email.
*Email [[dangeresque 3]] — Homestar is Strong Bad's co-star as [[Dangeresque Too]].
*Email [[dangeresque 3]] — Homestar is Strong Bad's co-star as [[Dangeresque Too]].
*Email [[extra plug]] — The only one who likes Strong Bad's [['Lectric Boots]] is Homestar.
*Email [[extra plug]] — The only one who likes Strong Bad's [['Lectric Boots]] is Homestar.
*[[Malloween Commercial]] and [[Decemberween Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]] — Strong Bad can be seen hanging out with Homestar at his house.
*[[Malloween Commercial]] and [[Decemberween Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]] — Strong Bad can be seen hanging out with Homestar at his house.
*[[The Li'l Brudder Show]] — Homestar hangs out at Strong Bad's house.
*[[The Li'l Brudder Show]] — Homestar hangs out at Strong Bad's house.
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*Email [[do over]] — After they serenade [[Ali and Ali's Sister]] together, Homestar begins to fall in love with Strong Bad.  His advances are promptly rejected.
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*Email [[do over]] — After they serenade [[Ali and Ali's Sister]] together, Homestar says that he's starting to fall for Strong Bad.
*Email [[highschool]] — Teenage Homestar and Strong Bad were in the same team of super sleuths; Homestar describes the team as his "friends" in their song.
*Email [[highschool]] — Teenage Homestar and Strong Bad were in the same team of super sleuths; Homestar describes the team as his "friends" in their song.
*Email [[retirement]] — Homestar helps Strong Bad in blowing up the Tandy and sings "Deleted!!!" with him.
*Email [[retirement]] — Homestar helps Strong Bad in blowing up the Tandy and sings "Deleted!!!" with him.

Revision as of 01:22, 26 December 2006

Homestar and Strong Bad as enemies.

Homestar Runner and Strong Bad have had an interesting relationship over the course of HomestarRunner.com's existence. While they started off as enemies, both characters have since evolved from the polar-opposite personalities they began with. Homestar has become less heroic and more of a "loveable oaf" who often tries to be Strong Bad's friend. Strong Bad, meanwhile, now seems to regard Homestar as more of an annoyance than an arch-enemy, and occasionally shows a soft side for the terrific athlete (though he would never openly admit to having one).

Homestar and Strong Bad's Rivalry

Homestar and Strong Bad were originally rivals, with Homestar being the hero and Strong Bad the antagonist. Although this rivalry still exists today, it is greatly reduced, and usually occurs in the form of jokes and pranks.

  • Marshmallow's Last Stand — Homestar and Strong Bad battle it out in a tag-team wrestling match after Strong Bad rips the star off of Homestar's shirt. Homestar and Pom Pom come away victorious.
  • The Reddest Radish — Strong Bad steals one of Marzipan's radishes to win a contest. When Homestar discovers the theft, he fights with Strong Bad to try and give it back.
  • A Jumping Jack Contest — Strong Bad uses all sorts of tricks to try to beat Homestar at the jumping-jack competition.
  • Email invisibility — An invisible Strong Bad punches Homestar in the gut.
  • Email your friends — Strong Bad attempts to make Homestar put his head in a pool of lava.
  • Email techno — Strong Bad tells The Cheat to break a glowstick open and pour it into Homestar's Mountain Dew.
  • Email army — The Homestarmy attempts to invade Strong Badia, with minimal success.
  • Email stupid stuff — Homestar cheats Strong Bad out of the Grumblecakes by tricking him into saying something stupid.
  • Email car — Strong Bad "tricks out his fist" and punches Homestar in the face.
  • Email pom pom — Strong Bad thinks Homestar is Pom Pom and pokes him with a pin.
  • Email old comics — In The Castlefunnies, Strong Bad punches Homestar in the face.
  • Email lady...ing — In a parody of Marshmallow's Last Stand, Strong Bad uses several wrestling moves on Homestar, but ends up blowing himself up.
  • Email keep cool — Strong Bad lets Homestar swim in the pool with an antenna during a lightning storm.
  • Email secret recipes — Strong Bad gives Homestar a concoction made up of cottage cheese and The Cheat hair. Homestar replies that he was told it was sour cream and The Cheat hair.
  • Halloween Potion-ma-jig — Strong Bad tricks Homestar into running off a cliff, then tells The Cheat to "drop a train on 'im".
  • Strong Bad's Room Main Page — When the user hovers over the Toons button, darts are thrown at a poster of Homestar and Strong Bad saysm "Oh man, I hate this guy!"
  • Strongest Man in the World — This is an animated version of the book where Homestar Runner made his debut, showing Homestar and Strong Bad competing for the title of "Strongest Man in the World".

Homestar Runner and Strong Bad's Friendship

Over time, Homestar and Strong Bad seem to have developed a somewhat shaky friendship. Homestar occasionally tries to hang out with Strong Bad, his brothers and The Cheat. Most of the time, this results in him being embarrassed or shunned, but every now and then, Strong Bad will treat Homestar with a small amount of civility.

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