The Cheat, with his unconventional looks and complex relationships, is an integral part of the Homestar Runner universe. At a mere 1' 2" and weighing 18lb, The Cheat's petite stature and spotted yellow fur might remind one of a cheetah, but his character goes beyond mere aesthetics. The Cheat's loyalty to Strong Bad, one of the primary characters of Homestar Runner, is rooted in a multifaceted relationship. Often seen earning privileges for entertaining Strong Bad, The Cheat operates in a world where pencil shavings are a valuable currency and soft tacos serve as legal fees. A fanart Homestar Runner cursor with The Cheat.