Strong Bad

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Character: Strong Bad
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Strong Bad is one of the most well-known characters on He started out as the villain who always tried to cheat his way to the top but was always doomed to fail before Homestar Runner. Now he's less of a villain and more of a highly expanded form of comic relief. He answers e-mails with a passion. He will make fun of your grammar, punctuation, and spelling, but doesn't seem to be worried about his own. He also writes, illustrates, and narrates the Teen Girl Squad comics. He is the middle child of the Brothers Strong. His is the dominant personality and he loves to push everyone around: he's often abusing Homestar, kicking The Cheat, prank-calling Marzipan, or tormenting Strong Sad (although he and Strong Sad did seem to get along when they were younger). He has boxing gloves for hands (that always have square window reflections on them, no matter where he is), and a lucha libre mask for a head (as confirmed in this interview). His choice of pants, shirtlessnesss, and general appearance may also have been affected by Senor Cardgage, who he looks upon as an idol despite his brother, Strong Sad, claiming that Cardgage "gives him the creeps". (kind of cool). He also claims to not wear underwear in New Boots. His mouth is rectangular, though it often becomes round when he says words with the letter "o". His favorite saying is (or was for a time) "holy crap", though he hates when people use the word crap when signing emails. He also hates to be asked "Hey, Strong Bad, how do you type with boxing gloves on?". He usually does what he does best when he gets an e-mail like that: DELETED!!! The blue diamond on his face may also gives him the power to mentally open Cold Ones and even pop Homestar's hat off his head; however this seems to have been abandoned. Strong Bad may also have a Homestar-like telekinesis as demonstrated in the Holiday special Pumpkin Carve-nival. Strong Bad owns his own country, Strong Badia, a barren field behind the dumpsters that is completely devoid of any sentient life.

Strong Bad talks a big line, claiming to be a criminal mastermind, a muscle man, and totally popular with the ladies, though there is little evidence of any of these claims, but no shortage of evidence that they are all untrue. Strong Bad refuses to acknowledge this however, and continues unfazed with his delusions of grandeur. He thinks Marzipan likes him when in fact she "really doesn't like him at all." He seems to have a grudge against birds, as shown in issues of Teen Girl Squad. He also loves to listen to Peter Frampton, Limozeen and Taranchula. His favorite show is Caleb Rentpayer. He also enjoys doing Jumble puzzles and baking. His love for older technology (cassette tapes, command prompt computers, old video games, laserdiscs) and the titles of events such as "Awexome Cross '98", and "TrogdorCon '97" suggest that Strong Bad is "stuck in the 90's". Despite his love of the nineties, he seems to despise and destroy anything from any previous decade, like 8-Tracks, TVs that lost their essence in the 70s, and the Nintendo Entertainment System.

"Aw, man! That freakin' duck swallowed both of my pixels!"

Strong Bad has sung many hit singles, his most popular being "Everybody to the Limit". He also stars as the protagonist in the blockbuster action series "Dangeresque". He works with Homestar and The Cheat at an unnamed tech company, though despite this fixed income, he seems to have financial troubles as he often attempts money making solutions of questionable legitimacy and burns his bills with his BMW lighter. Strong Bad is somewhat prejudiced; he has been banned from the UK, and often ridicules non-English speakers on their e-mails. He also hates old people and children, although he claims to have children of his own, including Jeffrey Beffrey Mudgeman, at his second secret home where he goes by the name Vance Mudgeman. He doesn't appear to care much for those children either, or perhaps he does and truly believes that "you got to be firm."

Character Video Transcript

{Page Title: Get ready for the new!} {Place: Strong Badia}

{Strong Bad is seen standing next to several cardboard props, including one of Homestar Runner with a snake wrapped around his head. He is moving some of the props around.}

STRONG BAD: Hold on, I'm not done with the props yet! {turns to camera} Greetings, party people in the place to be! I am called Strong Bad! Hand over all your moneys in a paper and/or plastic bag! Ladies, form a line to my left for makeouts! Dudes, form a line to my right for high fives! Like I said, I'm Strong Bad. I've been described as cool, awesome, hot, video games, the hottest, and real real hot. Me and my big brother and our The Cheat pretty much run the show around here, as well as serve as a sort of multi-purpose criminal element. Yeah, we got a lot of—


STRONG BAD: What are you doing here?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Well, I was gonna get a high five, but, I see that I'm already here. And with a snake on my head!

STRONG BAD: Yeah, that's right. So I'm gonna have to charge you double. You know, since you're both here.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: That sounds reasonable! {pronounces it re-ZON-able}

STRONG BAD: Okay, I only accept gold nuggets. Or maybe Denver Nuggets. ...Whatever you got on ya. Chicken nuggets?

Fun Facts

  • "Party peoples in the place to be!" is a reference to an Ultramagnetic MC song called "Ego Trippin'", during which before the song, the announcer says, "party peoples in the place to be! Just for you, it's the Ultramagnetic MCs!"
  • The Denver Nuggets are a professional NBA basketball team.
  • Strong Bad and Strong Mad, and their original role as tag team wrestlers, came from the Nintendo video game Tag Team Wrestling created by Data East U.S.A. in 1986. In this game, one of the teams is called "The Strong Bads".
  • Apparently, Strong Bad is able to survive, stand up, and even talk, with a hole blasted in his head, as shown in Marshmallow's Last Stand and the email
  • Strong Bad has never closed his eyes completely, even when he is sleeping.
  • He also has never completely closed his mouth, and he apparently has a green tongue.
  • Strong Bad has only used his super power once, in the email super powers.
  • Strong Bad was originally conceived as a masked wrestler because in their childhood, The Brothers Chaps viewed masked wrestlers as the embodiment of evil, making them an ideal choice for an antagonist.
  • As seen by Lil' Strong Bad and in highschool, his head seems to get more oval-shaped as he grows older.

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Puppet Strong Bad

Halloween Costumes

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