- "I warned you about stairs, bro!!!! I told you dog! I told you man! I told you about stairs"
- — Hella Jeff
Stairs are a contiguous set of steps connecting two floors.
Stairs appear overtly in Problem Sleuth and Homestuck. They may also be in Bard Quest, as the bard jumps out of a second story window to escape the codsmith. This hints at the presence of stairs, though this may also indicate a ladder instead.
In Homestuck, stairs are an in-game meme thanks to Dave and his comic. In SBaHJ #1, Sweet Bro falls down a flight of stairs. Hella Jeff had previously told Sweet Bro about the stairs, but it nonetheless keeps happening.
- Doc Scratch also makes a reference to this, claiming he told Rose not to look into the ball: I told her about stares. [8^y]
- Consequently, it is one of the few Homestuck has been referenced in other media, including the internet game Stealing the Diamond (Choosing to walk down the stairs results in falling, with a prompt of "I TOLD you bro, I TOLD you about stairs.").