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Currently of dubious importance, the number 413, or some variation of it, appears sporadically throughout Homestuck. The number is particularly fitting for a story about the apocalypse; 4 in many East Asian countries is considered unlucky because it sounds very similar to the word for "death" while 13 carries the same connotations in the West, and 1314 in Chinese numerology means "an existence" or "a lifetime" (which is a lucky number, though it's worth noting that 413 means "death throughout lifetime"). The number 612 appears to be its equivalent in Hivebent, and later on 1025 (the added sum of 413 and 612) becomes another recurring number. The post-scratch universe B introduced in Act 6 has its own number, 11 11 11.

Use this page to list examples and sightings of 413.

Appearances as a DateEdit

  • Homestuck proper began on Monday, April 13, 2009. The date the comic takes place is also April 13 as evidenced by the dates on John's calendar and Rose's walkthrough. April 13 is also significant in that it is John's birthday. Homestuck would also "end" 7 years later, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
    • All of Rose's TinyURL links in her walkthrough have the extension "/0413[File Name]," likely because April 13 is the date she took the screenshots.
    • In the first room of the underground base Rose enters when the timer on the wall is set to 4 minutes and 13 seconds.
    • In the second room of the underground base, the control panel was automatically set to the date April 13.
    • Dave, Rose, and Jade were all born in December, making them all 4 months and 13 years old at the time of the comic.
  • The old newspapers in Dad's safe are dated Monday, April 13 199-. This would mean the year they are from is either 1992 or 1998; however, the Betty Crocker facility was hit by a meteor on December 1, 1995.
  • Jade's, Dave's, and Rose's birthdays are on the first, third, and fourth of December, respectively.
    • On this pageSburb Logo, the first, third, and fourth of December are all marked on John's calendar.
    • The four dates John appearified some Paradox ghost slime from are the first, third and fourth of December 1995, and the 13th of April 1996.
  • Becquerel's birthday was discovered by Jade to be April 13, the same as John's. Since Becquerel came on the same meteor as the Frog Temple, that event must therefore have taken place on that date.
  • The Exiles command the kids from 413 years in the future. (Homestuck launch year: 2009, Exiles' year: 2422)
  • The Appearifier in the Skaianet Laboratory is locked ontoSburb Logo Jaspers 3,140 days ago (September 7, 2000, at 4:13).
  • After Jade took Dave's copies of Sburb from the Lotus Time Capsule in the Frog Temple, it was reset to open again in 413 years.
    • When the Sburb discs were first put into the capsule, it was set to open in 413 million years.
  • Jade first contacted John on April 13 (of an unspecified year) at 4:13 A.M.
  • In the Midnight Crew Intermission, Cans punches Droog from the 13th of an unspecified month into the following week. Though the month is not specified, the calendar page shown has thirty days and shows the 13th on a Monday, which matches the calendar for April 2009.
  • Jade's Dreambot took a photoMspa icon of the meteor heading towards Dave's house on 8/26/08. 826 is 413 times 2.
  • 4/13/2010 was the one year anniversary of Homestuck. The occasion was marked with the release of the flash Jack: AscendSburb Logo.
  • 4/13/2011 was the two year anniversary of Homestuck. The occasion was marked by the end of Disc 1Sburb Logo.
  • Dirk and Roxy landedSburb Logo 413 years after Jane and Jake (Dirk admitsSburb Logo that he and Roxy live in 411 P.C. when younger).
  • According to this panelSburb Logo, Act 6 Intermission 2 takes place on John's 14th birthday - or at least it does for the characters traveling the Yellow Yard. As such, the date in-story can be thought of as 4/13/10, one year after the events of Acts 1 through 5
  • Andrew Hussie was killed by Lord English on 4/1/12. Adding the final two digits of the date to each other results in the sequence 413.
  • Act 6 Act 3 began on 4/13/12.
  • The end of the fourth year of HomestuckSburb Logo was in 2013.
  • This panelSburb Logo shows that it is Jane's birthday. Since, from Jack's tally marks in Act 6 Act 4, the current "date" in the post-scratch session is expected to be 4/13, it is implied that Jane shares this "birth" date with John.
  • John was reunited with everyone from the meteor as part of the 4/13/13 update, which was 4/13/12 in-comic.
  • The Year Four Megapause started on 4/14/13
  • Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 1, with a new Flash structure, began on 6/14/13
  • Paradox Space launched on 4/13/2014 at 4:13 PM EDT.
  • Act 6 Act 6 Act 5 began on 4/13/2015.
  • Summerteen RomancePXS icon ended on 4/13/15.
  • Act 7 was posted in its entirety on 4/13/16.
  • In Hiveswap one of Joey's diary entries is dated 4/13/1994, in the entry she expresses the desire to expand her social circle.

Appearances as a TimeEdit

(Many instances appear using the 24-hour clock, e.g. 16:13.)

  • John first gets online at 4:13 P.M. He sees that Dave has been trying to contact him.
    • Simultaneously with this (12:13 P.M. local time), the pumpkin dropping onto Jade's head is disappearified by the Wayward Vagabond.
  • The countdowns on John's and Rose's Cruxtruders start at 4 minutes and 13 seconds. Dave's starts at 4 hours and 13 minutes thanks to Jade's forethought. Later when Dave is installing Grist Torrent, the Cruxtruder countdown is at 3 hours and 41 minutes.
    • When Rose connects to the new network, John's Cruxtruder is down to 41 seconds remaining.
  • The meteor impacts in the old newspaper articles are recorded as occurring "shortly after 4 a.m.", likely 4:13.
  • When Jade opens FreshJamzSburb Logo, two remixes by Dave, Showtime Remix and Aggrieve Remix, appear. If you add their duration to each other you get 4:13 (2:02+2:11).
  • The Reboot countdown in the Skyship Base started nonchalantly at four hours and thirteen minutes. After the Wayward Vagabond finished his game of chess, there were 4 minutes and 13 seconds remaining. In the second room of the underground base, the control panel gave the time as 16:13 (or 4:13 P.M.).
  • Karkat pesters Jade hereSburb Logo at 13:04.
  • Another, longer, countdown exists in the Skaianet Laboratory. We first see the countdown start at 3:14. As Rose fritters about the tea set and scarf, we see the countdown continue downwards from 1:43 to 1:34.
  • The Appearifier in the SkaiaNet Laboratory is locked onto Jaspers at 4:13 P.M. When Jaspers is appearified into Mother's room, the time reads 4:13:14 (a palindrome of 413s). Additionally, when Jaspers reveals his secret to Rose in the past, the time is 4:13:13.
  • During the end of Act 3, Jade discovers a machine with a countdown. We first see it when it’s at around 4:30, but it cuts to Dave and Rose, and then when we see it again it is at 4:13, which directly corresponds the time on Rose's Cruxtruder when it is activated.
  • The time on Spades Slick's Crosbytop is 4:13.
  • When Clover appears for the first time, the time on the safe clock is 4:13.
    • Additionally, the text on the same pageSburb Logo states that Clover appeared at the strike of 4. Therefore, number four of the Felt was watching for 13 minutes.
  • When Spades Slick kills two Sawbucks with one sword, the time when the clock is destroyed is 4:58, and 5 + 8 = 13, making 413.
  • When Jade retrieves Dave's betas from the time capsuleSburb Logo, the clock resets to 413 years, 12 hours, 3 minutes and 14 seconds.
  • When it is 9:00 at Jade's house (13 minus 4), it is 4:00 at Rose's, 1:00 at John's, and 3:00 at Dave's.
  • On this pageSburb Logo, Dave's countdown is at 3 hours and 41 minutes.
    • And hereSburb Logo, it starts at 4 minutes and 13 seconds.
  • Davesprite claimsSburb Logo to have spent about four months in his timeline - suggesting that the exact time is four months and thirteen days.
  • The timer for The Reckoning in the End of Act 4 Flash reads 00:14 then 00:13
  • Karkat's first appearance is when he pesters Jade at 13:04.
  • Coincidentally, Karkat respondsSburb Logo to a memo which Jade participates in at 01:34, the time of which contains the three digits of 413.
  • When the timer for The Reckoning hits 0:13, 4 lights flash on and off.
  • Jade first contacted John on April 13 of an unspecified year at 4:13 A.M.
  • Seen hereSburb Logo, Terezi is separated from the responders to her memo by 03:14 hours.
  • The clock on the crocodile statueSburb Logo reads 4:13.
  • The animation for the Fear No Anvil's special attack in John: Enter village includes a clock displaying the time 4:13.
  • The trolls' version of Derse is destroyedSburb Logo with roughly 4:13:00Sburb Logo left on the timer to the Critical Moment.
  • Around 3:14:00 left on the timer to the Critical Moment, Terezi watchesSburb Logo Coin-Flip Dave die and Vriska killsSburb Logo Tavros.
  • From 2:41:39 to 2:41:35 on the countdown to the Critical MomentSburb Logo, Tavros's corpse falls and lands next to Terezi.
  • The time capsule seen hereSburb Logo shows that 4 hours and thirteen minutes are left before it opens.
  • In CascadeSburb Logo, The Tumor is shown with 4 minutes and 13 seconds remaining on its countdown.
  • In Begin intermission 2Sburb Logo, for a second after Lord English blasts off in the Cairo Overcoat an analog clock is visible. The time displayed on the clock is 4:13.
  • The first conversationSburb Logo we see between Jane Crocker and Calliope is at 11:17. 17 is the sum of 4 and 13.
  • This conversationSburb Logo between Jane Crocker and Dirk Strider takes place at 1:43 PM.

Appearances as a Random NumberEdit

  • The wireless network called SN_LAB0413 that Rose connects to is labeled "0413". This turns out to be related to the 413th hub on the Hubgrid, which was the only unlocked one out of 8400 hubs numbered 0 to 9999, skipping 2304-2495, 4800-5199, and 7504-7695, to make paths through the Hubgrid, and to the center.
    • Two sections of the grid read 0000-0143 and 0288-0431
  • Dave's Bro has a copy of Complete Bullshit, a content aggregator, installed on his computer. The software's version number is 4.13.
  • When the Skyship Base traveled through the sky, its altitude was 4130.
    • When it started landing because fuel was empty, the altitude shown first was 3104.
  • Rose's Mom opens a secret passage in Jaspers' Mausoleum by pushing the 4th, 1st, and 3rd buttons on a keypad. The 3rd button is the last and also the only one seen being pressed, but the book commentary confirms it.
  • A deck of cards, to which there are several references, has 4 suits of 13 cards each.
  • On this pageSburb Logo, the pool balls on the right are 4,1, and 3.
  • As seen hereSburb Logo, Dave's (and by extension John's) version of Virtual Porkhollow is 41.3.
  • On the same page, the first six digits of the amount of money are 216,314. The first three are 612 backwards, while the other three are 413 backwards.
  • On the list of grists on the Porkhollow, the grist fourth from the bottom, a blue cube, one of the numbers that flashes by in the first column is 3.41.
  • On this pageSburb Logo, in her burst of randomness Aradia types "+ ?*rand(413^612)" after one sentence.
  • Dave, John and Rose all entered the Medium in Acts 4, 1, and 3 respectively.
  • The code to John's dad's safe is 024913.
  • John has 9,413,612 Boondollars after ascending to the very top of his Echeladder by extinguishing the flames covering LOWAS with The Windy Thing.
  • On this panelSburb Logo, one of the usernames is "gb_131334". The numbers in the username include one 4, two 1s, and three 3s.
  • On this pageSburb Logo, one of the readings near the bottom say "41.3455".
  • Repeatedly and in different combinations in the Trickster Mode transition for Alterniabound.
  • On this pageSburb Logo, Rose is seen writing numbers on cans. The can she is holding reads "413 4".
  • During this flashSburb Logo, the cards John places down when playing solitaire are a 4, an ace and a 3. Since an ace is the equivalent of a 1 in a deck of cards this makes the number 413.
  • Dave is shown to have at least 41 separate timelinesSburb Logo, and 13 Daves are present at onceSburb Logo when Jade is viewing that same time period.
  • On this pageSburb Logo, Caliborn types "HAA." 275 times. But if you count the number of letters/symbols in "HAA." you get 4. In each column of his typing, not counting the first and last column, it says "HAA." 13 times. Putting the numbers together you get 413.

Appearances related to the CharactersEdit

  • There are four Homestuck Kids, each originally 13 years of age. Note that John was only 10 during the Homestuck Beta (Which premiered on April 10.)
  • Each of the Kids has 4 letters in their first name and either 6 or 7 letters in their surname (6+7=13).
  • Out of the 4 kids, 1 does not have eyewear, while 3 do.
  • Dad's username for Serious Business is Pipefan413.
    • In-universe, this may be a case of him using his son's birthday in his username.
  • Jade has 52 Captchalogue Cards which, when no Fetch Modus is selected, are arranged into thirteen stacks of four.
  • At the beginning of the Midnight Crew Intermission, there are 4 members of the Midnight Crew and 13 living members of the Felt.
  • Playing cards, which symbolically represent the Midnight Crew and the quadrants, deal with 413, as there are 4 suits of cards and 13 cards within a suit, as well as a group of 13-year old trolls trying to find matches in four different quadrants.
  • In one of the pagesSburb Logo where Hearts Boxcars is struggling with Eggs and Biscuits, there are four visible Biscuits, each wearing a hat with 13 written in it. There are also 6 visible Eggs wearing hats with 12 written on them (one Eggs is missing a 12 hat).
  • While Clover presentsSburb Logo his riddles to the Midnight Crew, there are three pool balls in the lower-right corner of the image: a 4-ball, a 1-ball, and a 3-ball, in this order.
  • Terezi and Latula's Typing Quirks consist of replacing each "A", "I" and "E" with 4, 1, and 3, respectively.
    • These substitutions, according to her character descriptionSburb Logo, utilize the "numerals that the blind prophets once used".
    • At one point, Terezi asks Dave to wire her exactly 413 boonbonds, once again citing the number's significance as the number of the blind prophets. Terezi is the only character so far to directly acknowledge the number as being significant, although Dave mentions that he has seen it frequently. When the money arrives in Terezi's account earlier in her timeframe, this extravagant and exact donation causes her to take an interest in Dave.
    • In the background of Terezi's roomSburb Logo, there is a chalk drawing of what appears to be a dragon with the text "BLAR" above its head. Its is clearly noticeable that the "A" in "BLAR" is a 4, and the "B" in "BLAR" is probably intentionally made up of the numbers 1 and 3 put closely together, however the R is also made up of two strokes put closely together. You wouldn't be making fun of a blind girl's penmanship, would you?
  • Vriska's blood hue is 134 in MSPaint, despite that the obvious spot to put her would be 140 (Kanaya's being 100, Terezi 120, Equius 160, Gamzee 180, et cetera).
  • On page 4130Sburb Logo, Vriska's doomsday device is activated, although this may be a coincidence.
  • In Becquerel's first spritelog, he speaks in a series of blinding green static. There are four rows of static, a space, one row of static, another space, and then three rows of static.
  • Adding together the digits of 4, 1, and 3 make 8, which is associated with Snowman and Vriska. The digits of 1025 (the sum of 413 and 612) also add up to eight.
  • Six Alternian Solar Sweeps is equivalent to thirteen Earth years; thus, one Alternian solar sweep is equal to two and one-sixth Earth years (2 1/6, which can relate to 612), and two Alternian solar sweeps is equal to four and one-third (4 1/3) Earth-years.
  • In Myststuck, Gamzee charges Jane 420 for each potion, 420 in addition to its association with stoners being 413+7, the number of characters in the troll cast who are now dead (or at least, dead enough that he can sell their blood)
  • The four pre-scratch kids have monosyllabic first names. One of the post-scratch kids has a polysyllabic first name, this being Roxy. The other three post-scratch kids have monosyllabic names, these being Jane, Jake, and Dirk. This making 4 in the first group, 1 in the second, then 3 in the last group. It may just be complete coincidence however.
  • Similarly, there are four kids who prototyped twice after entering (Jane, Roxy, Dirk, and Jake), one kid who did two prototypings before entering (Rose), and three kids who did one prototyping before entering and one after (John, Dave, and Jade)
  • In the original pre-scratch/post-scratch combinations of players, there are 4 human kids and 13 aliens from their viewpoint, if Calliope's and Caliborn's relationship is counted.
  • First one kid, John, gets to god tier in John:Rise Up, then three kids, Dave, Rose and Jade during Cascade, then four kids, Dirk Strider, Roxy Lalonde, Jake English and Jane Crocker during Act 6 Act 5 Act 1 x 2 Combo.
  • Andrew Hussie's sprite is 413 pixels tall and 143 pixels wide.

Appearances related to the ActsEdit

  • The summary of the first year's events contained exactly 52 (4 multiplied by 13) paragraphs. 52 is also the number of weeks in a year.
  • The End of Act 4 Flash was intended for, and appeared to be posted on 5/31/2010, day 413 of Homestuck, though it was actually posted three days later.
  • The End of Act 4 Flash is 4:13 long, ignoring the preloader and the brief sequence at the end.
  • Dave, John, and Rose enter The Medium at the end of Acts 4, 1, and 3.
  • Andrew has said on the forums that Homestuck may be comprised of 3 acts, followed by 1 intermission and 4 more acts, which he later confirmed on Formspring.
    • With Act 5 being bifurcated, this could also read as 4 acts of kids, 1 act of trolls, and 3 more acts of kids.
  • Act 5 Act 2 ended on October 25th. It lasted 1 year, 4 months, and 13 days in total.
  • Act 6 Intermission 5 ended on 4/13/13.
  • There are 143 [S] pages between the beginning of Homestuck and the start of the Gigapause

Appearances related to the SongsEdit

Other AppearancesEdit

  • On this pageRyanquest Logo, starting from the top, there is 1 "yes", followed by 4 more "yes", then 1 more, and then 3.
  • 413 is the inverse of π's first three numbers (3.14). 413 could also resemble "PIE" in a variation of leetspeak, a language similar to Terezi Pyrope's typing quirk.
  • 4 + 1 + 3 = 8 (The number of letters in Hivebent), and 6 + 1 + 2 = 9 (the number of letters in Homestuck).
  • The first denizen to be shown in-comic, Yaldabaoth, was finally revealed on 3/14/13.
  • Starting on this pageSburb Logo, the appearances of John's arm throughout Homestuck are grouped into four pages of thirteen panels.
  • on 12/10/10, ==>Sburb Logo, the image depicts the end of Rose's skirt as a vague four, then herself as the one, and her waist sash as a three.
  • For the 4/13/15 Gigasale, everything in the Whatpumpkin store was 41.3% off.

Appearances outside of MS Paint AdventuresEdit

  • In the movie Saw VI, Jill Tuck's apartment number is 413.
  • The asteroid 99942 Apophis was predicted to have a small chance of impacting Earth on April 13, 2036 before later observations ruled out the possibility.
  • 413 is, by complete coincidence WEIRD REAL ESTATE SHIT, the area code of the area that Andrew Hussie recently moved to.
  • In the movie Face/Off (starring Nicolas Cage), a bomb is disarmed by the code 413. Also, episode 13 of season 4 of Breaking Bad was titled Face Off.
  • The bond energy of a carbon-hydrogen bond (C-H) is 413 kJ/mol. C-H bonds are the most common chemical bonds found in all life we have discovered in the universe.
  • 4 is a number of death in many Asian cultures, while 13 is a number of death in many European cultures. (Both numbers are often avoided in the floors of buildings, which may be referenced by Sburb's building aspects.)
  • 143 is a pager number used to communicate, "I love you".
  • In Adventure Time, Finn and Jake retrieve a video file at one point labeled "File 413".

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