The main character is a bald, hunchbacked humanoid with light-green skin, and no visible nose or ears. His long, strangely-shaped fingers are his most notable feature. They were the focus of the first episode of the series, where Salad Fingers is shown deriving pleasure from rubbing various objects, particularly rusty spoons and taps. Salad Fingers appears to suffer from psychosis with some autistic traits, and is unable or unwilling to distinguish between living beings and inanimate objects, and is frequently found talking to various inert articles (notably his finger puppets and in two cases a human corpse). He often assigns such objects proper names and appears to believe that they can communicate with him directly, sometimes voicing their perceived thoughts himself. He lives alone in a small shack (containing, among other things, an oven, bedroom, safety cupboard, radio, phone, and table) with the number 22 on the door. His talents include playing the flute and speaking French. It is implied that the desolate world Salad Fingers inhabits is the aftermath of the "Great War", a conflict which is referenced several times throughout the episodes.
Salad Fingers takes up various habits, including a regular measurement of the distance between his house and a tree, tasting of the dirt ("floor-sugar"), and listening to his radio. It seems from his ingestion of dirt ("floor sugar") that Salad Fingers suffers from Pica.
The name "Salad Fingers" was invented by Firth's co-writer, Christian 'Crust' Pickup, who described Firth as having salad fingers while playing the guitar.
in Newgrounds Rumble, Salad Fingers's art style has evolved much from the series he originates from, and so far he has the longest reach of any of the characters. the major flaw with him is that he is a slow character.
Throughout the game, he tries to make friends with the Alien Hominid. and judging by Tankman's story mode, he finally does
- Incredible reach
- Good damage
- Very slow
- Low health