Trogdor

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This article is about the character. For the song, see Trogdor (song). For the game, see TROGDOR!. For the karaoke video, see Trogdor (karaoke). For the poster, see Trogdor Poster.
"And the Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!!!"

Trogdor the Burninator is an S-shaped wing-a-ling dragon with a beefy arm that originated in the email dragon. Trogdor burninates the countryside, peasants, and thatched-roof cottages of Peasantry. He sprung from the wild imagination of Strong Bad when he was asked to show his "skills of an artist."

Trogdor quickly became more popular than The Brothers Chaps ever could have imagined, developing into one of the most recognizable figures from the Homestar Runner body of work, both on the Internet and in the real world. According to the Giant Magazine Interview, the Trogdor shirt sold in the store is the best-selling item there, even more than the strongbad_email.exe DVD. Fans even dress up as the character as seen in Fan Costume Commentary and More Fan Costumes, and created some interesting fanstuff. In September 2006, the store began selling a line of baby clothing bearing a more child-friendly image of Trogdor that sold out one day later.

In his debut email, there is a heavy metal song about Trogdor with a music video drawn in pencil. According to dragon's commentary, there originally wasn't supposed to be a song in the email, but after Matt started singing it off the top of his head while making eggs, The Brothers Chaps knew they had to put it in the email. The Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits contains an extended version of the song. The song is also featured in KaraokeFun on the DVD. Homestar Runner is the singer and gets a score of 84 out of 100.

In November 2006, the extended version of the Trogdor song made an appearance as a bonus song in the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 game Guitar Hero II.

The goal of the arcade game found in Strong Bad's Basement (called TROGDOR!) is to squish enough peasants required to achieve burnination, while at the same time avoiding The Red and Blue Knights and the Siamese archers. The player controls the anti-hero Trogdor. The game was a fan favorite before the debut of Peasant's Quest.

In the game Peasant's Quest, killing the Burninator is Rather Dashing's goal. After Trogdor burninates his thatched-roof cottage, he journeys to the Trog-Cave, only to get burninated by the dragon like many before him. In this game, Trogdor's voice is an old speech synthesizer called the Software Automatic Mouth, or S.A.M. It's revealed that Trogdor cannot be killed in this game, yet he can be in TROGDOR!.

A 20X6 version of Trogdor, called Trogador, was revealed at the NYU Talk, but did not appear in the Homestar Runner canon until Happy Trogday was released on the third anniversary of Trogdor's debut.

According to the email myths & legends, at some point the CG Dinosaur Channel created a special called "Walking With Trogdor".

In the email concert, Strong Bad receives an email purporting to be from "Your Dragon, Trogdor", which he considered to be an impersonation.

How to draw Trogdor (according to Strong Bad)

  1. Draw an S.
  2. Draw a more different S.
  3. Close it up real good at the top for his head.
  4. Using consummate V's, give him teeth, spinities, and angry eyebrows.
  5. You can add smoke or fire.
  6. And maybe add some wings, you know, if he's a wing-a-ling dragon.
  7. Put one of those beefy arms back on him for good measure.
  8. Name him TROGDOR the BURNiNATOR.
  9. Add majestic lines... for majesty.

Trogdor's many incarnations


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