We seem to have a tradition of using the Homestar Runner character 'Trogdor the Burninator' to request tag deletion.

Screenshot of Trogdor, the burninator

I thought we could use crisper images, so I made my own. >:)

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  • Who wants to be the first to use these? :) – iglvzx Feb 7 '12 at 18:57
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    A Trogdor bat signal? – Robert Harvey Feb 7 '12 at 19:02
  • There will have to be a tag 'trogdord" or "burninated" for those that fall to Him – Raystafarian Feb 7 '12 at 19:02
  • @RobertHarvey Yes. – iglvzx Feb 7 '12 at 19:04
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    Nice! Only devs can completely burninate tags, but the burninator signal will be a nice addition to burnination-request posts. Now that Jeff's leaving, I'm not sure who will be the new trogdor... we'll see! – nhinkle Feb 7 '12 at 19:35
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    Related: The true meaning of burninate – Pops Feb 7 '12 at 21:00
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    +2 just because I can. – Daniel Beck Feb 7 '12 at 21:19
  • Shouldn't those images be posted as an answer, instead? – Chris Frederick Feb 7 '12 at 21:23
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    @Chris Why yes, they should... which also lets us up-vote multiple times! That said, I couldn't help thinking of Alex Trebek when I read your comment... – Andrew Barber Feb 7 '12 at 21:28
  • @Chris Fixed it! – iglvzx Feb 7 '12 at 22:25
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    @iglvzx meta.askubuntu.com/posts/2489/revisions :D – Sathya Feb 8 '12 at 2:45
  • @Sathya Use the new graphic. I fixed a few minor problems with the coloring. :P – iglvzx Feb 8 '12 at 3:06
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    @iglvzx congrats :P meta.askubuntu.com/a/2502/1182 – Sathya Feb 8 '12 at 6:12
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    Rep cap two days in a row, what did I say? ;) – Daniel Beck Feb 8 '12 at 20:16
  • rofl, rofl, rofl. – RolandiXor Feb 10 '12 at 20:21
up vote 70 down vote accepted

Request:

request

request-alt

Burninated:

burninated

BONUS:

The above were made using a Trogdor reference from an unknown person on the internet, which has some inaccuracies. I went to the source (Strongbad), and retraced Trogdor. This is the real Trogdor, in color, in higher definition:

Trogdor the Burninator

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    my name is Jeff Atwood and I approve of this message. – Jeff Atwood Feb 7 '12 at 22:40
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    So happy! @Jeff I hope you still stick around for some good ol' burninating from time to time. – nhinkle Feb 8 '12 at 2:41
  • @Jeff UPDATED! NOW IN COLOR! – iglvzx Feb 8 '12 at 3:05
  • *and transparent backgrounds. – iglvzx Feb 8 '12 at 4:00
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    @troggy will be happy :P – Sathya Feb 8 '12 at 4:29
  • @YiJiang'sProble_ You do not need to change the kerning. If you watch the cartoon, the text is actually spaced like that. :) – iglvzx Mar 17 '12 at 7:46
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    @iglvzx Oh, okay, but it's just that the... bad kerning... must... resist... argh! *stabs eye with pen* – Yi Jiang Mar 26 '12 at 14:43
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    Those Vs are so consummate! tears up – Ben Brocka Apr 8 '12 at 1:10
  • Tshirt of Burninator Signal plz. – Nicole Sep 26 '12 at 0:53
  • Request: Trogdor animated GIF – jkd May 30 '15 at 4:09

This inspired me, so I made some ASCII:

                                     {
                                   ( ) }
                  "--____            ))
           "      ) -_(        \/   (
      ___-´ \     | _(        0  o
        )_-  `_   / (__-+`''-------=.         _____
          )_-  \,/-'       ,--______:     .--´   /      ___
    __.-----_)_-\        <(    V v v  ---'     _'=-----'/
  .´    --   /             `-----___. -__     {__ `----'_
  |   ,    .´          ___----------'    `-_     '-----___----'
 (    /'--'|         --                     `--.__---''
 (    /   '         /
  |  /_   |        |
  (  _-)  \        \
   '-_)    '.       \_
              -_       \_
                `--_     `-__
                    `-__     `-_
                /\      `-_     \
        --.__A-/__\       _)     |          B  U  R  N  I  N  A  T  E  D  !
             `--   `-/\_-'     _/
                `-__      ___-'
                  | `-.--'
                  |    \
                  L__   \_.-
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    Well done. pun-intended – iglvzx Feb 8 '12 at 3:08
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    I entered 10 puns into a contest to see which would win. No pun in ten did. – Jordan Arseno Feb 10 '12 at 6:12

@iglvzx's Trogdor is great, sure, but I always imagined trogdor as having a red skin (yes, I have played peasant's quest, but my artistic style is not to be questioned!).

I have also taken on the daunting task of converting our good friend Mr. Troggie into a vector format (SVG), which you can download here: imageDescr http://dl.dropbox.com/u/108400557/TROGDOR.svg

And for those of you who don't have a browser capable of SVG, then here's a PNG render:

Trogdor PNG

Do what you will with this file, and hopefully trogdor can burninate more!

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    Inkscape? Pfft, I hand craft my SVGs. – bjb568 Jun 7 '14 at 5:48
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    @bjb568 Honestly I would have, I'm just a terrible artist. Here's the best I could do with about 10 minutes in pixelmator: imgur.com/lBQhmB2, just to give you an idea of how horrible I truly am. – Richard J. Ross III Jun 7 '14 at 6:19
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    Oh, god. Well +1 for macs. Apple FTW! – bjb568 Jun 7 '14 at 6:32
  • Your link is dead! :( – Wai Ha Lee Jan 13 '16 at 12:16

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