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Puppets are recurring objects and motifs in Homestuck.

In Dave and Bro's houseEdit

Dave Strider's house is full of puppets and images of puppets belonging to his Bro. Many of the puppets are dressed in clothing reminiscent of stereotypical "gangsters" (or pimpsHS). Though Dave initially insists that puppets are awesomeHS despite John's opinion, he later admits that John might have been right about the puppetsHS, which are beginning to unnerve him.

Many of the house's puppets are placed in dangerous scenarios referencing the Saw franchise.

The house's living room is home to puppets resembling Mr. T and Chuck NorrisHS chained together with a pair of handcuffs, kept in the apartment with a sense of profound humorous irony. A wizard puppet hangs beside the living room televisionHS, and a harlequin sits on a speaker beside Dave's Bro's computerHS.



PlushRump: your one stop go-to for the plumpest plushiest bare rumps this side of Jim Henson's most sordid fantasies.

The most common puppets in Dave's house are the smuppets, an apparently multi-billion dollar a year enterpriseHS related to his Bro's PlushRump website. Smuppets are characterised by their phallic proboscises and pronounced rear ends, but otherwise come in a number of colors and with various Muppet-like hairstyles.

Shortly before the beginning of Sburb a group of four smuppets with colours loosely matching those of Dave and his friends were found stuffed within the apartment's microwaveHS.

Lil CalEdit

Main article: Lil Cal

The most prized puppet in Dave's Bro's collection is the manHS Lil Cal, which he displays around the house when he's not taking it on gigs with himHS.

In Dirk's houseEdit

Though decorated with less puppets than the room of his pre-Scratch counterpart, Lil Cal and a pile of smuppets can still be found in Dirk Strider's room, as well as some Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff characters manufactured in the same style. Dirk claims to love puppets (holy SHIT)HS and possess the extreme dexterity to operate them without being seen, but also the technological knowledge to make them move on their own. He is also proficient in their use in combatHS.

Other puppets and dollsEdit

Jade dolls

Jade gathers all of her dolls into a rather cozy looking pileHS.

Jade Harley's room is decorated with a series of plush toys in a similar style to Smuppets called MANTHRO CHAPSHS, combining aspects of animals with dapper gentlemen and each coming with formal attire, vaccination kit and slop trough accessories. Her collection also includes several plush squiddles.

Doc ScratchEdit

Main article: Doc Scratch

Due to being ectobiologically derived from Lil Cal, Doc Scratch shows several puppetlike qualities, including a white cotton filling. He appears to become just a limp lifeless puppetHS in Andrew Hussie's presence, like a reverse Calvin and Hobbes kind of thing.

The FeltEdit

Main article: The Felt

Akin to Scratch, Caliborn describes the members of the Felt as PUPPET PEOPLEHS due to their felt-like skin.

As a metaphorEdit

Puppets and puppetry are frequently used as metaphors for manipulation in Homestuck.

Mindfang refers to her manipulation of Dualscar's slave as puppeteeringHS, while Dirk uses the term pulling the stringsHS as part of an extensive puppet metaphorHS regarding his control over the Sburb session. Jake English also once refers to Dirk's brain ghost as a brain puppetHS.

In Pesterquest (Dubiously Canon)Edit

A mysterious set of marionette strings seemingly commanded by Doc Scratch assail the protagonist and Boldir Lamati in the Vriska route of Pesterquest: Volume 6.

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