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How did he get his name? Also, what was his first appearance? 16:50, 27 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I suggest emailing TBC to find out how he got his name. You may want to click on the links under appearances for clues. Nearly always, the one at the top of the list is the debut of a character. Some simple research yields that Strong Bad first called him Gavin in personal favorites. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 17:37, 27 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Gavin Filmography

Many characters with around the same number of appearences have a filmography page, (see Senor Cardgage) so I think it's time for everyone's favorite cockroach to get one too. If you object, then post here, and we'll start a vote.

Although I like the idea of a cockroach filmography, Gavin hasn't really been as vital to the emails as, to use your example, Senor Cardgage. As such, I'm kinda neutral on this. --DorianGray
Well, I've got it done. I see your point, though he was the subject of an entire Easter egg in personal favorites and part of Experimental Film's commentary. Plus, having a filmography for him can't hurt.--The Kooky One(talk) 21:43, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
That's true. He does deserve it, and it's not hurting anything. Nice work. --DorianGray
Considering The Hornblower has a filmography, Gavin deserves one.--The Kooky One(talk) 21:47, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
To tell the truth, I was very surprise that he didn't already have one. Kudos for picking up on it. --DorianGray
You wouldn't happen to know where I could call attention to this vote, would you?--The Kooky One(talk) 21:57, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
Thanks, though. - The Kooky One(talk) 22:01, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
Well, you could link to it from your user page. Aside from that, no, I don't. --DorianGray

[edit] Roachface Killa

Is it just me, or does the roach on the bug bomb can look more like the Strong Bad's Room Main Page roach than the ordinary Gavin? --DorianGray

Yeah, I see what you mean. They do look alike. Sbemail(Talk,Contribs.) 04:34, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, it's definitely a more "cartoony" style. But then again, there's no reason it has to be Gavin, the label simply metions him. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 04:35, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
{dejectedly} That's true. --DorianGray
Moments before this conversation began, I added this question about this very issue. And moments before that, I made a forum post about the differences. Looks like my prediction of another debate will hold true. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 04:44, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
If you look at the Gavin page, you can see the old version (which is the one in Strong Bad's Main Page I think), the one on the can, and the new version. I noticed differences such as color, legs (in the new version, theres little hair-like things on its legs, unlike the others),and shape (in the new version, the body parts aren' sould I put obviously seperated as they are in the others). Sbemail(Talk,Contribs.) 04:45, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
I was just thinking of something, could it be possible there are 3 Gavins? One for Strong Bad's Main Page, the new version, and the one on the can??? Sbemail(Talk,Contribs.) 04:50, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
The roach on the can can't be Gavin, because the roach on the can is dead and the bug bomb claims to be "Gavin safe". Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 05:52, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, you do have a point, the roach on the can is upside down....maybe its just taking a nap? I doubt that though! I thought that "Gavin safe" meant that it prevented "Gavins"(you know, roaches) from going where ever you spray it. Like the area is safe from roaches. — Sbemail(Talk,Contribs.) 05:59, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
No, I think it's a reference to "Pet-safe" insecticides. Gavin's treated more as a pet. Thus, it kills "roaches" but is safe for "Gavins."
But how? ...Oh. Right. Don't question these kind of things. Maybe he's had an immunization or something. - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)

[edit] GAVIN: The mysterious thirteenth character?

Yes? No? I this is? — (Talk | contribs) 19:33, 1 July 2006 (left unsigned)

I don't believe so.--H*Bad 18:42, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
There are definitely more than thirteen characters. If you meant main character, no. As a general rule, characters are considered to be a "main character" if they have a character video. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 18:52, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
Gawrsh, I think cock-a-roaches only live about 2 or 3 years, you guys. Poor Gavin's gotta be pushing up a single daisy by now.
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