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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, possibly excluding Strong Bad's computers, no main universe character has remained dead forever.


[edit] Appearances

[edit] Bubs

[edit] Charlemagne

  • 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 committed 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 grave!"
  • 8-Bit is Enough — Strong Sad throws Charlemagne to Trogdor, in hopes of getting him out of the house. Notably, Strong Sad claims that Charlemagne “went out a true hero”, suggesting that, in his mind, the plant wasn’t entirely dead.

[edit] 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.
  • Doomy Tales of the Macabre — The Cheat is accidentally eaten by Strong Mad while shoveling candy into their mouths. Strong Bad, however, claims this is no big deal and actually happens about four times a day and is how they give The Cheat baths.
  • Skills of an Artist LIVE!!‎ — Strong Bad draws a cross-section of The Cheat, saying "This Cheat is so dead" after being sliced with a Cold Ones bottle.

[edit] Cheat Commandos

[edit] Coach Z

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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 a skull that appears to belong to Homeschool Winner underneath Strong Badia.

[edit] Homestar Runner

[edit] Homsar

[edit] Kerrek

  • 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.

[edit] 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").
  • Doomy Tales of the Macabre — Drowns in a cauldron of mutton stew.
  • Poker Night at the Inventory — The Heavy misunderstands Strong Bad when he asks if he can "take care of the King of Town" for him, thinking Strong Bad wants him to assassinate the King.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2 — The King of Town says he thinks he's dying.
  • Dangeresque Roomisode 3: Keep my Enemies, LoserPerducci, as played by the King of Town is subject to four assassination attempts that he strong-arms Dangeresque into foiling. Deaths include a thrown knife to the back, a poison dart, a sniper shot and a sattelite crashing down on his head. In the end, Dangeresuqe escapes by poisoning Perducci's cocktail with the remaining poison in the dart, leaving it vague if Perducci will survive.

[edit] Marzipan

  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 6.0 — In a prank call pretending to be her doctor, Strong Bad tells Marzipan that she has only 2 weeks to live.
  • 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.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2 — In another prank call claiming to be from Grody Lab Results, Incorporated, Strong Bad tells Marzipan she's dying, or possibly already dead.

[edit] Old-Timey

[edit] The Paper

  • Email the paper — After The Paper breaks, Strong Bad is 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 its return, a spark hits it, thus causing it to burn.

[edit] 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.
  • Late Nite JengaJam Interview - 4 Oct 2007The Brothers Chaps talk about what would happen if they killed off Pom Pom.
  • Doomy Tales of the Macabre — Pom Pom gets blown up by The Poopsmith, eventually exploding.
  • I Killed Pom Pom — The entire toon revolves around Homestar mistaking a deflated inflatable pumpkin for a popped Pom Pom, and trying to cover up his apparent murder of him. At the end, he actually pops Pom Pom. A preview for "next season" reveals that he gets put back together, though.

[edit] The Sad Kids

[edit] Señor and Mr. Bland

[edit] Senor Cardgage

[edit] Strong Bad

  • Main Page 6 — Strong Bad is in heaven.
  • Main Page 7 — Strong Bad rises from his grave.
  • Where The Crap Are We? — Homestar guesses that he and Strong Bad are dead.
  • 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. However, he is revived by a checkpoint.
    • Also, when Strong Bad comes too close to the Munchox, he will be hit by his tail and fall over, with a text box proclaiming his death. However, he gets up and simply ignores it.
  • Dangeresque: The Roomisode Triungulate — Dangeresque will be killed in the game over screens of Roomisodes 2 & 3 but reverses it with a slick edit.

[edit] Strong Bad's Computers

  • Email invisibility — Strong Bad throws out the Tandy 400, which then passes away in the trash can.
  • Email ghosts — The Tandy returns to haunt Strong Bad and The Cheat in ghost form.
  • Email virus — In order to stop the virus, Bubs "fixes" the Compy 386 by shooting it with a shotgun.
  • Biz Cas Fri 3 — The Corpy NT6 explodes.
  • Email retirement — The Tandy and Compy return from beyond the grave to kidnap the Lappy 486. They threaten to kill it using a magnet (causing it to display the Teal Screen of Near Death) unless they are allowed to check one last email. Strong Bad allows them to do so before destroying them both a second time.
  • Email environment — Marzipan holds a sign with "Lappy, Take the Dirt Nappy!" on it. There is a gravestone on this sign, with "RIP" on it.
  • Email hremail 3184 — Strong Bad blows up the Lappy.
  • Email sbemail 206 — The Compé is compressed into the Lappier.

[edit] Strong Sad

See also Strong Sad's Death
See also Strong Sad's Severed Head
  • Theme Song Video — Strong Bad ties Strong Sad to a wheel and throws a knife at him.
  • In Search of the Yello Dello Commentary — Strong Sad reveals that he himself dreams of his own death (over and over and over...).
  • The House that Gave Sucky Treats— Strong Sad claims he nearly died after eating too much colored chalk.
  • A Folky Tale — Strong Sad "faints", making Coach Z believe he killed him.
  • Email unnatural — Strong Sad paints a picture with the word "Death", instead of "Dial", on a bar of soap.
  • Decemberween Short Shorts — Strong Sad, as a glass Decemberween ornament, shatters when Strong Bad "bedazzles" him off the tree, although it is not known whether he died.
  • Strong Badia the Free
    • Strong Sad refuses to help Strong Bad burn the invisible fence, saying Strong Bad would end up burning the whole house down with him in it. Strong Bad admits that was the plan.
    • When Strong Bad asks Strong Sad if he wants to die, Strong Sad considers the offer.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 16.2 — The King of Town talks about a plan that involves killing Strong Sad.
  • Where My Hat Is At? — Strong Bad and The Cheat attempt to drown Strong Sad in a pool after cementing his body in concrete.

[edit] Teen Girl Squad

[edit] Thy Dungeonman

See Thy Dungeonman II#Ways to Lose the Game
See Thy Dungeonman 3#Ways to Lose the Game

[edit] 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.

[edit] Other Characters

[edit] See Also

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