The Cheat Evolution

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After his first change, The Cheat hasn't changed much in appearance. His shading is the only thing that has really evolved since then.

Image Info Created Appearances What's Changed?
The first The Cheat design 1996 Original Book; flashback; Main Page 20, The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw; Homestar Runner Goes for the Gold N/A
The second The Cheat design January 2000 Old Characters Page; He's wider, larger, and slightly shorter, with thicker outlines, fewer spots, three tufts of fur on his head instead of four and a darker shade of yellow. His eyes are closer together and a different shape, and his right "foot" is shorter. He has gradient-style shading. The front of the head is less pointed.
The third The Cheat Design 2000 Dancin' Bubs; Character Cards; The Reddest Radish; Yearbook Character Page (in photo); virus He looks much smoother and more refined, with thinner outlines and glossier eyes.
The fourth The Cheat design 2000 A Jumping Jack Contest; Hremail 7 He's a slightly darker shade of yellow and his hands are more rounded. His shading has gone. His spot design has also slightly changed - from here on in it is exactly the same in all subsequent designs.
The fifth The Cheat design 2000 Theme Song Video; Homestarloween Party; Strong Bad Sings; 2022 Costume Pack Now Available He has a colored outline, and is a slightly lighter shade of yellow.
The sixth The Cheat design December 2000 A Holiday Greeting; The Luau; A Jorb Well Done; The Interview; A Mother's Day Message; The House That Gave Sucky Treats; Tis True, Pom Pom, Tis True; Some Stupid Turkey; Yearbook Character Page; lunch special; privileges; Toikey TV; Compy Catalog His body is darker and he has a little bit of shading. This design is sometimes used in conjunction with the current design, this design being used when he is lying on his back. Much like Homestar in some certain toons, the back view is also used for toons that have his current design.
Current The Cheat December 2001 Toons from The Best Decemberween Ever to current; Main Pages 15 and 23; various Strong Bad Emails starting with i rule; Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 8.0; Teen Girl Squad Issue 10; Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2 He has more advanced shading, glossier eyes and a darker and thicker outline than the last version. He's a lighter color.

Starting with Where U Goin' 2?, The Cheat has gained a new walking animation, bouncier than the previous ones.

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