Homestar Runner and Strong Bad's Relationship

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Homestar and Strong Bad as enemies.

Homestar Runner and Strong Bad have had an interesting relationship throughout the story arc of the Homestar Runner body of work. 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 "lovable oaf" who often tries to be Strong Bad's friend. Strong Bad, meanwhile, now seems to regard Homestar as more of a nuisance than an arch-enemy, and occasionally shows a soft side for the terrific athlete (though he would never openly admit to it).

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 get it back.
  • A Jumping Jack Contest — Strong Bad uses all sorts of tricks to try to beat Homestar at the jumping-jack competition.
  • 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 says, "Oh man, I hate this guy!"
  • Halloween Potion-ma-jig — Strong Bad tricks Homestar into running off a cliff, then tells The Cheat to "throw a TV on 'im".
  • Strongest Man in the World — This is an animated version of the original book where Homestar Runner made his debut, showing Homestar and Strong Bad competing for the title of "Strongest Man in the World".
  • Ever and More! — Strong Bad goes into a long rant about why he should be leader of the Broternal Order of Different Helmets instead of Homestar. However, afterwards he addresses Homestar as "Supreme Overlord".
  • Bug In Mouth Disease — Homestar asks Strong Bad for help, and it ends in Strong Bad calling Homestar "McDorkle" and hits him in the head with a skillet. Later in the toon, Strong Bad throws a remote at Homestar's face for killing his favorite TV show.
  • 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 kids' book — In an Easter egg, Strong Bad edits the Original Book to make fun of Homestar.
  • 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 do over — Strong Bad smacks Homestar with his keyboard for imitating The Cheat.
  • 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.
  • Email mascot — Strong Bad mentions a difficult upcoming game of Golf Club against Homestar's Knees Tech.

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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