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Sheldon J. Plankton

If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see Plankton!.
If you were looking for the article about the Mr. Plankton World, then see Sheldon J. Plankton (Mr. Plankton's Universe).
If you were looking for the article about the Book world character, then see Sheldon J. Plankton (Bikini Bottom 2).

“ Felicitations, malefactors! I am endeavoring to misappropriate the formulary for the preparation of affordable
comestibles! Who will join me?! ”
— Plankton, "Plankton's Army"

Character Gallery Appearances

Sheldon J.[2] Plankton[3] (born November 30, 1942[4]), more commonly

Sheldon J. Plankton
known only as Plankton, is a green planktonic copepod who is Mr. Krabs
business rival.

Plankton runs an unsuccessful restaurant called the Chum Bucket

alongside Karen, a waterproof supercomputer who is his sidekick and
wife. He despises Mr. Krabs for running a successful restaurant because
his own business rarely gets any customers. His primary goal is to steal 01:24

Krabs' secret formula for Krabby Patties. Karen gives him a variety of evil
plans to steal it, but their efforts always end up failing. Who is Sheldon Plankton?

While Plankton is usually an antagonist, he is sometimes portrayed as an

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antihero rather than a villain in episodes that directly focus on him. He is

voiced by Mr. Lawrence, one of the show's staff writers. Both Plankton
and Karen first appear in the episode "Plankton!"

Plankton succeeds at stealing the formula in the movie, but his goal of
world domination is eventually thwarted by SpongeBob. In "Friend or
Foe," it is revealed that Mr. Krabs and Plankton were best friends during
their childhood, but a dispute over the Krabby Patty secret formula ended
their friendship, meaning that Plankton had a part in the creation of the
Krabby Patty.

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General information
Description Residence: Chum Bucket, Bikini Bot-
tom, Pacific Ocean
Plankton is, as his name suggests, a tiny dark green-colored plankton
Interests: Crushing his enemies
who can fit in the palm of one's hand. He has stubby appendages and
Feeding people chum
one yellow eye with a red pupil. He has two long, skinny antennae with
Ruining Mr. Krabs' busi-
four small green spikes sticking out along them. He also has one black ness
thick eyebrow. Trying to rule the world
or Bikini Bottom
Attempting to steal the
Biography Krabby Patty secret for-
Sheldon J. Plankton was born as the only known child of Mama and
Making evil robots to
Gordon Plankton, and is the grandson of Grandma Plankton. He was get rid of Mr. Krabs, de-
born on November 30, 1942. This is also the birth date of his former best stroy the Krusty Krab, and
friend and current rival, Eugene H. Krabs. steal the secret formula

Occupation(s): Owner and founder of the

When they were kids, Plankton and Krabs were considered outcasts by
Chum Bucket and the
other kids, most notably a school group led by Billy because Krabs was Chumporium
poor and Plankton was already very intelligent, which earned him the
Education: Poseidon Elementary
image of a nerd. When they discovered that money could bring them out School
of their poverty, they decided to make money selling hamburger patties, College
and set up a mini-restaurant in the local dump. Mrs. Puff's Boating
School ("Teacher's Pests")
At first, their burgers were not successful; the first of their patties were
Awards: 10 Fry Cook Games tro-
tried by Old Man Jenkins, who was knocked out by the contaminated phies
burger. Plankton started complaining about how Jenkins had been old
and not able to handle the patty. Offended by this, Krabs tried to take the
recipe from Plankton to improve upon. Plankton wanted to do this himself
and both him and Krabs argued, but he only ended up with the corner of
the recipe, which read: "And a pinch of chum."

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Plankton stormed out of the restaurant, and went to create his own Aliases: Dr. Peter Lankton (Mr./Dr.
recipe, using only his memory, the corner of the recipe, and science. At P. Lankton), Planky, Pro-
fessor Plankton, The
school, Plankton tried to sell his chumburgers in a chum bucket and
Amazing Plankton,
failed, while Krabs succeeded with his Krabby Patties, which he had Grammy-Maw, Shelly,
created by accident when Plankton had slammed the door. Ingredients Plank-Ton (in The
SpongeBob Movie:
fell in the patty batter, thus creating the patty. Plankton later named his
Sponge Out of Water)
restaurant the Chum Bucket, after the secret ingredient of the original
unsuccessful patty recipe. Mr. Krabs named his restaurant the Krusty Physical appearance
Krab, after himself. Gender: Male

Color: Deep green

To this very day, Plankton has been single-mindedly obsessed with
obtaining the Krabby Patty formula and running the Krusty Krab out of Eye color: Yellow and red

business. He often goes to incredible and quite ridiculous lengths to do Classification: Planktonic copepod[1]
so. In "SpongeBob's Last Stand," for example, he builds a massive
highway that goes straight through Jellyfish Fields and over the Krusty
Spouse: Karen Plankton (wife)
Krab, leading right to his restaurant simply to do so.
Parents: Gordon Plankton (fa-
In "Dunces and Dragons," it is implied that the fight between the Plankton ther)
and Krabs families began centuries ago when Plankton's evil overlord Mama Plankton
ancestor, Planktonamor, was vanquished by a Krabby Patty. (mother)

Grandparents: Lily Plankton (grand-

Even in the present day of the series, Krabs and Plankton are
occasionally shown to somewhat get along, such as in "New Leaf" and Grand Dad Plankton
"Best Frenemies." (grandfather)
Seymour (great grandfa-
The major on Plankton's degree is Tank Driving.[5] ther)
Basia (great grand-
Later, when Plankton was an adult, he married Karen.[6] He is very mother)
ashamed of his first name, Sheldon, and gets embarrassed when Karen
Cousins: Clem
makes fun of it in "Plankton's Army." However, she calls him Sheldon in Marvin
many other episodes and he does not seem to mind. Many other cousins

Plankton's restaurant, the Chum Bucket, has always been extremely Ancestors: Planktonamor
Dead Eye Plankton
unsuccessful, not only because of competition from the Krusty Krab and
Plankton's rude and cruel treatment of the people in Bikini Bottom, but Other relatives: Fredrick (father-in-law)

also due to the extremely poor quality of the food and Plankton's constant E.M.I.L.P. (mother-in-
failure to clean the place up. As its name implies, the Chum Bucket
serves chum-based foods, all of which taste terrible. In "Plankton's Connections
Regular," the Krusty Krab adds chum to its menu in an attempt to steal
Plankton's single regular customer.

The customer is disgusted by their chum, and says that it is the second
foulest thing he has ever tasted. This implies that chum is inherently
disgusting, and cannot be made to taste good, although this is shown to

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be false in the season 7 episode "Greasy Buffoons," and in the episode Friends: Karen Plankton (wife
season 8 "Chum Fricassee." In the former, Plankton uses excess grease and sidekick)

from the Krusty Krab's grease trap that was dumped near the Chum Spot
Bucket, to make his sales skyrocket, a goal which he succeeded in.
SquarePants (rarely)
However, his business is lost when the health inspector comes to Patrick Star (rarely)
investigate both the Krusty Krab and the Chum Bucket due to the grease Eugene H. Krabs (for-
trend. mer best friend)
Squidward Tentacles
It should be noted that in real life, chum is made of grounded-up fish parts (rarely)
Sandy Cheeks (rarely)
that are inedible to humans, such as heads and guts, and is used as bait
Mrs. Puff (rarely)
for sharks and similar creatures. This would mean that Plankton is killing
Gary the Snail (rarely)
fish, or at least collecting dead fish, and serving their remains to other Dennis
fish, thus promoting cannibalism. This has only ever been touched upon Other Bikini Bottom vil-
lains and evil creatures
in "The Krabby Kronicle," where SpongeBob prints a story claiming this.
Evil Syndicate
However, SpongeBob was being tricked by Mr. Krabs into printing absurd
Man Ray (formerly)
lies to appeal to customers, so this story was supposedly false. As Jumbo Shrimp (possi-
mentioned in the episode "Spongicus," Plankton named off many weird bly)
things that make up his chum, and fish parts were not on the list. Plankton's Cellmates
Plankton has no regular employees, and runs the Chum Bucket entirely Nat Peterson (formerly,
one-sided on Plankton's
by himself, although he spends most of his time in his laboratory, due to
having no customers. Plankton runs the restaurant only when he has
potential customers. In addition, when he does have customers, he also Spike
uses artificially intelligent machines to cover the other positions. Thistle
Although it has been stated on multiple occasions that Plankton has
Pet(s): Spot
never had a single customer, he has had brief success on several Plankton's lab
occasions, particularly in the more recent episodes, such as "Spongicus"
Employer: Mr. Krabs ("Chum Cav-
and "Chum Caverns." erns")

In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Plankton had exhausted all of his Employees: SpongeBob

diabolical plans, and was forced to resort to "Plan Z." As per its SquarePants ("Welcome
to the Chum Bucket")
instructions, he stole the crown of King Neptune and sold it to Shell City,
Patrick Star (several
framing Mr. Krabs for the deed. With Krabs cryogenically frozen by times during the series)
Neptune, Plankton took the Krabby Patty secret formula and became Stanley S. SquarePants
highly successful from producing the burgers. Using mind-controlling ("Stanley S.
bucket helmets, Plankton turned Bikini Bottom into a Stalin-like dystopia
named Planktopolis, where everyone serves the minuscule menace.
However, he was suddenly stopped by SpongeBob and Patrick, who
destroyed the mind-controlling helmets, thus freeing the Bikini Bottomites,
and returned Neptune's crown to its rightful owner. Plankton was left
crippled from being stepped on by the townsfolk, who incarcerated him in
the Institution for the Criminally Tiny.

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Personality Enemies: Mr. Krabs (arch-enemy)

Plankton has an expansive history of deception and committing
SquarePants (most of the
misdemeanors, all while attempting to obtain the Krabby Patty recipe and
outnumber Mr. Krabs' business. He has been arrested five times: in The Pearl Krabs
SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, "Krabby Road," "Sweet and Sour Patrick Star
Squidward Tentacles
Squid," "Fiasco!," and "Call the Cops." Plankton's personality traits and
Sandy Cheeks
actions that came from those include, but are not limited to:
Mrs. Puff
Deception: Plankton has engaged in many unusual acts of Gary the Snail
kindness in the name of personal gain: In "F.U.N.," Plankton King Neptune
pretends to be in a friendship with SpongeBob so as to obtain the Princess Mindy
formula from him. Santa Claus (to a de-
In "Walking Small," Plankton deceives SpongeBob in believing
Burger Beard the Pirate
that berating the beach attendants is done with kindness so
Bubble Bass
he can make an unauthorized development to the property.
Nat Peterson
In "New Leaf," Plankton claims he's changed his ways and Flying Dutchman
showcases that through turning the Chum Bucket into a gift Fangtooth Fish
shop, but this was really just a way of deceiving Mr. Krabs. Yeti Krab
In "Krabby Road," Plankton forms a band with SpongeBob, Guard worm
Patrick, and Squidward with the intent to obtain the secret Sea monkey

formula. Rock monster

Sea urchin
In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Plankton acts disloyal
to the king of Bikini Bottom by stealing his crown and Series information
eventually enslaving him with a mind control helmet.
First appearance: "Plankton!"
Additionally, he betrays the town of Bikini Bottom by renaming
it to suit himself and making the city revolve purely around Portrayer: Mr. Lawrence
List of characters
In "Krabs vs. Plankton," Plankton fakes his injuries in an
attempt to sue Mr. Krabs.
Plankton has used many people's identities to steal the formula, namely,
Mr. Krabs in "Imitation Krabs," Sandy in "Someone's in the Kitchen with
Sandy," SpongeBob's great grandmother in "Gramma's Secret Recipe,"
and Gary in "Shellback Shenanigans."
As a means of deception, Plankton has posed under many job titles without
having the license required or official permission to hold such occupations;
he impersonates a therapist in "Fear of a Krabby Patty," a salesman in
"Shellback Shenanigans," and a Girl Scout in "Pineapple Invasion."
Plankton has disguised himself under many fake identities so as to deceive
others and obtain the formula; he uses the identity "robot game show host"
in "Imitation Krabs" and "Cashina Krabs" in "Married to Money."

Taking advantage of others: When Plankton enslaves Bikini Bottom in the first
movie, he forces Gary to pull a several-ton block of stone. In "Walking Small,"
Plankton uses SpongeBob for unauthorized land development and manipulates him
into following his orders, deceiving him in believing that they are acts of kindness.
The need for power: As well as wanting the Krabby Patty secret formula, Plankton

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had a personality based on wanting power over others.

Plankton's mugshot
In the video game Battle for Bikini Bottom, Plankton creates a spade of robots
to vandalize and threaten Bikini Bottom to increase his possibility of stealing
the formula.
In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Plankton brainwashes the citizens into worship him; once SpongeBob
frees all the citizens from the bucket helmets, the police discover his motive and deal with him.
In "Chum Caverns," Plankton enslaves a group of cave dwellers.
In "Jailbreak!" his chum is used by criminals as knockout gas and disguises, both for robbery.
In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, to prevent SpongeBob and Patrick from making it to Shell City, Plankton
hires an agent by the name of Dennis to deal with the duo. Dennis is eventually hit by a boat.
In "Spongicus," Plankton arranges for Patrick to be eaten by a group of lions for the entertainment of others.

Getting what he wants no matter what: Plankton breaks into SpongeBob's house in "Plankton!" to enter his brain. He
also invades Patrick's house in "Salsa Imbecilicus" to get a copy of his DNA.
Plankton escapes from jail in the episodes "Krabby Road" and "Jailbreak!"
In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, he finally gets a hold on the Krabby Patty formula.
He also steals Sandy's fur pelt in "Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy" and--albeit unintentionally--a piece of
famous art in "Fiasco!," the latter instance of which lands him in jail with Squidward.

Cutting corners: Plankton has poisoned his customers with his chum in numerous episodes, such as in "Plankton's
Regular," "Spongicus," and "For Here or to Go."
In "Friend or Foe," he and Mr. Krabs poisoned Old Man Jenkins with their Plabs Patties.

Disturbing the peace: In "Sweet and Sour Squid," Plankton is arrested for playing clarinet that caused a disturbance
throughout town, even though it is Squidward's fault.

Plankton is married to Karen, a waterproof supercomputer. Plankton built Karen himself
out of a calculator and a mass of wires. She was originally a simple security system, as
revealed in "Friend or Foe," but has become more advanced as Plankton upgrades her
and his other inventions with new technology. Karen lives in the Chum Bucket laboratory
and is the source of his evil plans to steal the Krabby Patty formula.

His grandmother Lily Plankton appears in "Gramma's Secret Recipe" and "Grandmum's
the Word."

Being a microscopic organism, Plankton's biological family numbers are in the thousands.
In "Plankton's Army," he recruits his entire family to help him steal the formula, thinking
them all to be criminal masterminds like himself. However, much to his surprise, his family
consists entirely of uneducated, red-necked hillbillies. These relatives include, but are not
limited to: Clem, Zeke, Rufus, Jeke, Billy Bob, Billy Jim, Billy Billy Bo Billy Banana Fana
Fo Filly Plankton, Doug Plankton, Enis, and Rainchild, whom are the only ones named.

Karen's mobile form

Plankton has two known ancestors. One is the evil wizard Planktonamor, who lived during
the medieval times and appears in "Dunces and Dragons." Another is Dead Eye Plankton,

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a wealthy citizen who attempted a hostile takeover of Bikini Gulch but was defeated by Sheriff SpongeBuck SquarePants.
Dead Eye Plankton lived during the Wild-West era and appears in "Pest of the West."

Mr. Krabs

Plankton and Mr. Krabs have a long history of a feud over the Krusty Krab. When they were kids they were friends until they
had problems over who invented the secret formula as shown in the episode "Friend or Foe." Plankton often makes schemes
to steal them but always ends up losing. Though they are enemies, Plankton and Mr. Krabs help each other sometimes.

Karen Plankton

Karen and Plankton are a married couple. "Friend or Foe" reveals that they started dating while Plankton was still in school.
As stated in "Girls' Night Out," they have been married for 26 years. Because they have been married so long, they are
prone to bickering and starting fights. Karen is the usual source of Plankton's evil plans to steal the formula, but he often
takes credit for her ideas.

SpongeBob SquarePants

Plankton and SpongeBob have a confusing relationship. Sometimes they despise each other, other times they help each
other, much like Mr. Krabs.

Squidward Tentacles

Plankton and Squidward barely interact due to the fact Squidward doesn't care about the secret formula. When they do
interact they despise each other though. Though Plankton pretended to like him in the episode, "Sweet and Sour Squid."

Patrick Star
Plankton and Patrick have interacted a few times, but Plankton often despises Patrick due to his stupidity. In the episode
"Chum Bucket Supreme" however, Patrick gives Plankton a slogan that makes his place boom in popularity, he treats Patrick
well in this episode.

Sandy Cheeks
Plankton and Sandy are somewhat frenemies. He stole her fur pelt in the episode "Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy."
They team up in "Perfect Chemistry" and play chess in "Mimic Madness."

Pearl Krabs
Plankton is afraid of Pearl. This is shown in the controversial episode "One Coarse Meal." However, in other episodes like
"The Algae's Always Greener" he doesn't mind her, he just finds her annoying and nagging.

Gary the Snail

Plankton and Gary have a strong dislike for each other. Plankton pretends to be him in "Shellback Shenanigans." And in the
episode "Pineapple Invasion," Plankton and Gary fight because Plankton tries to get the formula.

Near-death experiences
Like Squidward and SpongeBob, Plankton has also had a large number of near-death experiences in the series, and this

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becomes a running gag in the series. He is usually stepped and trodden on by people because he is a jerk, and when he
angers Karen she will zap him. He is also sometimes launched back into the Chum Bucket by Mr. Krabs when caught
stealing the Krabby Patty secret formula. He is also hurt when his schemes backfire.

Plankton!: Flung back to the Chum Bucket by Mr. Krabs and squished by SpongeBob. When he is in SpongeBob's
head he gets crushed by the brain, then falls in the analyzer.
F.U.N.: Bubble Bass sits on him and squashes him. Nearly gets eaten by Bubble Bass at the end of the episode
because he thinks he's a jelly bean.
Imitation Krabs: When SpongeBob inserts a penny into the 1-cent self-destruct slot, he heads back to the Chum
Bucket and blows up, then is crushed by the fist-like structure on top of his building.
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Stepped on by SpongeBob, and then later squished by everyone in Bikini
Fear of a Krabby Patty: Crushed by Mr. Krabs after he mistakes him for a spider. SpongeBob crushes him with a
piano and then crushed by the ingredient cards in the shape of a piano, which acts like a real piano.
Enemy In-Law: Punched out of the Krusty Krab by Betsy Krabs for forcing her to tell the secret formula and then
zapped by Karen.
Krabs à la Mode: Swallowed by Old Man Jenkins. At the part
where Plankton turns the thermostat up and down, he falls off
and gets trapped in an ice cube when Mr. Krabs turns said
thermostat down.
Goo Goo Gas: Baby Mr. Krabs repeatedly smashes him with
the secret formula, he's run over and squashed by a
shopping kart twice, attacked by an elderly Mr. Krabs and
SpongeBob and other senior citizens and when then gets
teethed on several times by the babies.
20,000 Patties Under the Sea: Mistaken for a dessert, he is
chased by the monster. Plankton pulped.
Banned in Bikini Bottom: Swallowed by Miss Gristlepuss at
the end of the episode.
Plankton's Regular: Skins himself alive in the beginning of the episode.
Spongicus: Got chased away by the lion fish and almost got eaten by it.
Chum Caverns: Trapped in a cavern for about 15 minutes. He and the Bikini Bottomites are dropped from the Chum
Caverns. He and the Bikini Bottomites could have been hurt by the falling rubble. He got nearly crushed by the Krusty
Krab but everybody got inside.
Stanley S. SquarePants: Nearly killed in the explosion of the Chum Bucket after Stanley destroys it.
Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy: Beaten up by a naked and enraged Sandy. Almost suffocates when he is
brought in Sandy's treedome and Sandy traps him in a mustard jar, which irritates his eye.
SpongeBob's Last Stand: Stung by hundreds of jellyfish and later squished by everyone in Bikini Bottom during the
paving of the Shelly Superhighway.
Rodeo Daze: Caught in the explosion of a bomb.
The Main Drain: He is stepped on by SpongeBob, and he is sucked in the main drain.
The Great Patty Caper: A bus flattens him, and when he tries to jump on to the train, he gets smeared on the
windshield of a truck.
Shellback Shenanigans: Went through deadly operations and had to swallow a massive pill while disguised as Gary
and viciously attacked by the real Gary.

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One Coarse Meal: Karen accidentally crushes him while she comforts the paranoid Plankton. Attempts suicide by lying
on the road and waiting to be run over a bus.
Drive Thru: An old man runs him over and squashes him three times and his arm falls off.
Greasy Buffoons: Trips down from his stairs by the grease.
Frozen Face-Off: When he breaks the atoms of Mr. Krabs' safe, he is caught in a huge nuclear explosion. Gets
zapped by Karen and at the end of the episode, he gets eaten by The abominable snow mollusk.
Sweet and Sour Squid: Tortured by Squidward when he played his clarinet.
Plankton's Good Eye: If one looks closely, his arms rip off trying to open the safe. Sandy steps on him. Eaten by Mr.
Krabs when he is mistaken for a pickle and crushed by Bubble Bass when he tries to save him from a fire.
Walking the Plankton: Set on fire by the projector, almost zapped by Karen, crushed by Mr. Krabs' wheelchair, sliced
in half by the ship's propellers and almost zapped by Karen again which sliced the ship in half.
Karen 2.0: Karen tries to zap him, but he dodges them. Karen was going to zap him again but Karen 2.0 unplugged
her. When Karen and Karen 2.0 were fighting, he falls out of Karen 2.0 and gets smashed by her.
It's a SpongeBob Christmas!: Thrown onto Santa's sleigh and gets splattered on the sleigh, and gets buried in some
coal by the elves.
Jailbreak!: Eaten alive by one of the prisoners. He also almost got blown away by the soap bomb.
Evil Spatula: Was blown away from the Chum Bucket after being tricked by Mr. Krabs into pouring an entire bottle of
disulfide into a mixture causing the entire Chum Bucket to blow up.
Lame and Fortune: Swallowed by the Chinese Food customer at the end of the episode after "going on a long voyage
where he gets everything he deserves."
Plankton Gets the Boot: Maimed from being processed by The Analyzer.
Plankton Retires: Gets eaten by his robotic seahorse, gets covered by sea urchins, and gets stung by jellyfish.
The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom: His soul gets taken by the Flying Dutchman and was turned into a ghoul by him. He
also gets stepped on by the Flying Dutchman. He gets saved by SpongeBob afterwards, but got mistaken for candy
and chewed by kids at the end.
No Pictures Please: Stepped on and run over multiple times by Patrick, the tourist, and Krusty Krab customers.
Teacher's Pests: Gets beaten up with an apple tree by Mrs. Puff and gets injured from a fatal accident.
Patnocchio: Gets beaten up by high fives and gets stepped on by Patrick at the end.

Video games
Plankton appears in most SpongeBob-related video games, usually as a major antagonist.

In SuperSponge, Plankton has a brief cameo, in which he yells at SpongeBob for stealing his time machine: "Blast you,
SpongeBrat! You have found my secret time machine! Well, whatever you do, make sure you fill it up before you bring it
In Battle for Bikini Bottom, Plankton devises a plan to take over Bikini Bottom and obtain the Krabby Patty formula by
creating a robot machine called the Duplicatotron 3000. However, the robots do not obey him and begin mindlessly
rampaging across Bikini Bottom because he forgot to set the switch from "Do Not Obey" to "Obey." Plankton convinces
SpongeBob and friends to defeat the robots so that he can have enough time to fix the main Duplicatotron 3000 to take
over the city by controlling the robot army.
In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Game, Plankton is the main antagonist, reprising his role from the movie. Even
though he is the main antagonist, he is not a boss.
In Lights, Camera, Pants!, Plankton appears as a playable character. In the game, he uses a robotic suit to act in the
auditions. In addition, the "Captive" role, as well as the auditions for it, take place in the Chum Bucket.

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In Nicktoons Unite!, Plankton is one of the four main villains of the game. He uses a crab mech to fight the heroes.
In Creature from the Krusty Krab, Plankton is one of three playable characters, as well as the final boss of the game.
He enlarges a Krabby Patty to massive size, only to have it come to life and begin chasing him. Eventually, Plankton
enlarges himself to gigantic size, and begins rampaging across the city in pursuit of the giant patty. He is eventually
defeated and reverted to his original size by Patrick, who was playing as his alter-ego Starfishman.
In SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom, Plankton and four other villains team up with the
heroes to defeat Globulous.
In Nicktoons Racing, Plankton appears as an unlockable character.
In The Yellow Avenger, the player does helpful chores for Plankton, who is a minor character.
In SpongeBob's Boating Bash, Plankton is a playable character from the start of the game.
In Plankton's Robotic Revenge, he is the main antagonist.
In SpongeBob HeroPants, Plankton is a playable character from the start of the game.

Plankton has been shown to be very intelligent and has invented numerous things throughout the series:

Hypno-Pod: Hypnotizes jellyfish to be slaves; seen in the online game Plankton's Pernicious Plot.
Time machine: A time machine Plankton and SpongeBob built together; seen in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of
mind control bucket helmets: Controls the mind of fish and turns them into Plankton's slaves; seen in The SpongeBob
SquarePants Movie.
High-Powered Mechanical Bio Arm: Opens anything - revealed but malfunctioned in "Best Frenemies."
Enlargetron: Makes things bigger, seen in Creature from the Krusty Krab. Although, it was a dream, so this invention
probably doesn't actually exist.
Robot Krabs: Robot version of Mr. Krabs; seen in "Imitation Krabs," Operation Krabby Patty, "New Leaf," and "Spy
The Switch-Lives-Just-To-Know-What-It's-Like-O-Mogrifier. Seen in "The Algae's Always Greener," where Plankton is
able to switch lives with Mr. Krabs.
A brain-control device, as seen in "Plankton!," where Plankton is able to control SpongeBob's brain.
New computer inventions, seen in "Komputer Overload."
The Dispictulator: A freeze ray Plankton uses in Creature from the Krusty Krab.
Brain-Powered Sponge Robot: A robot modeled after SpongeBob that runs on brains.
Karen: Robot computer/wife that can analyze anything.[7] She is mobile. She can also create holographic food.[8]
Apparently she was Mr. Krabs' and Plankton's security system when they were co-running their first restaurant.
Pat-Bot 3000: Built with a paddleball, pogo stick, razor blade, and metal claws; seen in SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D:
Duplicatotron 3000: A machine that creates seemingly endless amounts of robot soldiers. Seen in Battle for Bikini
Karen 2: Capable of hacking into the Chum Bucket's system. Also his new wife, but was destroyed by his new/old wife
Brain Sucker: Capable of getting info from his target/foe.
Death Robot: A robot that has super strength and a built in mallet. It is destroyed by Mr. Krabs after it attempted to
destroy his cash register.
Majestic Sizzlemaster: A spatula that can fly and talk. Plankton used this in attempts to get the secret formula out of

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SpongeBob by earning his trust.

Clam-Digger: A multi-form device used to release and control a super goo bubble in "It Came from Goo Lagoon."
Color Nullifier: A mobile machine that can zaps an object and takes out its color in "Plankton's Color Nullifier."
Many more throughout the series.

In the episode "One Coarse Meal," it is revealed that Plankton is afraid of whales, enough to go insane and attempt to
commit suicide. The reason is that a pod of whales once ate his ancestors. He also fears his plans failing many times.


""Mu-hahahahaha!"" —"Plankton!"

""I went to college!"" —"Plankton!"

""Don't give another penny to those fast food phonies!"" —"20,000 Patties Under the Sea"

""What are you talking about, you gargantuan buffoon?!"" —"Banned in Bikini Bottom"

""Karen, where did you put my Death Ray?"" —"Tentacle-Vision"

""Oh, please. I can cause far more collateral damage than that."" —"Tentacle-Vision"

""Drat!"" —"Evil Spatula"

""Ah who needs that old rust bucket anyhow."" —"20,000 Patties Under the Sea"

""You know Karen, sometimes I wonder if you're here to help me run the Chum Bucket or just to make me feel like I'm
two inches tall."" —"Komputer Overload"

""My eye is burning, and I don't know why!"" —"Komputer Overload"

""Now we're cooking with blubber!"" —"20,000 Patties Under the Sea"

""Eat at the Chum Bucket or perish!"" —"Tentacle-Vision"

""I can't step into the light... the whale might see me..."" —"One Coarse Meal"

""Stop playing this infernal pipe, you're killing me!"" —"Sweet and Sour Squid"

""Take a hike!"" —"Sleepy Time"

""Ravioli, Ravioli, give me the formuoli!"" —"Imitation Krabs"


""It looks like an ordinary penny, because it IS an ordinary penny!"" —"Imitation Krabs"

""Oh, that's really funny, Karen, perhaps you should have just married a pile of cheese!"" —"Walking the Plankton"

""Delectable!"" —"Komputer Overload"

""Yes, thanks to you I'm evil again, and as a token of my appreciation I'll give you all a rousing send-off with my infrared
security attack lasers!"" —"Plankton's Good Eye"

""I'm Plankton, you old hag! And your son smells like boogers!"" —"20,000 Patties Under the Sea"

""Someone should put you in a box floating down the river grandma!"" —"20,000 Patties Under the Sea"

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""Oh sure let me do all the work, while you just sit there like the fat gorilla you are!"" —"Best Frenemies"

""It's on the back of the Phone Book, come on! I paid a LOT of money for that ad!"" —"Enemy In-Law"

""Yeah, baby! This is it. Yeah! Whoo! I got it! I got it! My diabolical, extremely convoluted plan worked! I should've been
a politician."" —"New Leaf"

""I'm so happy I could just burst... this BUBBLE that is!"" —"It Came from Goo Lagoon"

""Curse you!"" —"Banned in Bikini Bottom"

""It's not LOVE, is it? 'Cause you know I hate that stuff."" —"Plankton's Good Eye"

""No, I'm just nervous. I don't know what flying insects have to do with it."" —"Single Cell Anniversary"

""Well, we like to take long walks on the beach, and, uh, we like to talk about our dreams. Our dreams of conquering all
of Bikini Bottom and become supreme overlords of all creation and to trample our enemies beneath our feet.""
—"Single Cell Anniversary"

""Why are you so obsessed with my internal organs?"" —"Single Cell Anniversary"

""Cut the comedy, octopus! I want that formula and I want it NOW!"" —"Sweet and Sour Squid"

""Two eyes, huh? I think I know a cry baby who fits that description!"" —"Plankton's Good Eye"

""Oh! Oh! Oh! It's evil. It's diabolical. [Sniffs it] It's lemon-scented. This Plan Z can't possibly fail!"" —"The SpongeBob
SquarePants Movie"

""No, I am not on my way over to the grand-opening ceremony. I'm busy planning to rule the world!"" —"The
SpongeBob SquarePants Movie"

""No resting! This monument celebrating my glory isn't gonna build itself. Move faster!"" —"The SpongeBob
SquarePants Movie"

""What the scallop?!"" —"The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie"

""Well, that's for me to know, and for you to CLAM UP!"" —"It Came from Goo Lagoon"

""Oh, boy. What a dilly of a pickle."" —"Jailbreak!"

""My precious helmets!"" —"The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie"

""Out of my way, fools!"" —"The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie"

""Karen! HEEEEELLLLLPPP!"" —"The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie"

""Thanks to your brilliant AIM, honey, now I'm stuck inside that fool of a fry-cook!"" —"The Inside Job"

""There's nothing a little duct tape and surgical tubing can't accomplish. Ow! I knew I should've used pipe cleaners.
Hello, I'm your long-lost relative. Can I have the secret formula?"" —"Sweet and Sour Squid"

""MOMMY!"" —"Plankton's Good Eye"

""The customer?! I'LL BOIL THE CUSTOMER IN HOT OIL AND RIP OUT HIS- Oh yes, for the lovely customer.""
—"The Algae's Always Greener"

""But when I add Patrick's DNA to it, it'll become Salsa Imbecilicus."" —"Salsa Imbecilicus"

""You'll pay for this, Krabs!"" —"The Algae's Always Greener"

""You really did it this time ol' Planky. Oh yeah, who's a genius? Have you seen this, seen this, seen my genius, genius,
genius, genius."" —"Chum Bucket Supreme"

""Karen! Baby!"" —"Spot Returns"

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According to "Bottle Burglars," Plankton has a dimple on his chin.
In "It Came From Goo Lagoon," Plankton is called a "creepy bacteria" by Sandy.
Although absent from the final product, Plankton appears in a deleted scene from "Sandy's Rocket," where he is
captured by SpongeBob and Patrick when trying to sneak into the Krusty Krab. In a chapter book adaptation of the
episode, which was based on the original script, this scene is used. [1]
There is a running gag in many episodes he appears in where he is squished by a person.
Another running gag is him being projected through the air back to the Chum Bucket, typically by Mr. Krabs, often
screaming a sentence or a prolonged word meanwhile.

It is revealed in "Single Cell Anniversary" that Plankton is not actually green; his outfit is. Karen removes the green and
the viewer sees an underwear-clad pink Plankton embarrassed by his nakedness. He also has a rack with identical
green suits.
Plankton and Mr. Krabs were born exactly on the same date, as revealed in "Friend or Foe."
Plankton appears in the United Plankton Pictures logo, which is typically displayed at the end of an episode's credits.
He is called "Shelly" by Mr. Krabs in "SpongeBob's Last Stand."
Plankton is college educated, which has become a running gag throughout the series, as he would usually shout "I
went to college!"
Stephen Hillenburg says that chronologically, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is the series' end and thus takes
place after every episode. However, in the movie, Plankton says he's never had a customer, but in "Chum Caverns"
and "Chum Bucket Supreme," he has one at least, and usually more than his only competition, the Krusty Krab.
Plankton is afraid of whales in "One Coarse Meal," but not in "The Algae's Always Greener," "Jailbreak!," or "Married to
Out of his whole family, he is the smartest, as the rest of his family is shown to be clueless and unintelligent.
Plankton's family is made up of hillbillies, and he appears to have forgotten their stereotype after all these years, as in
their episode, he believes they are "criminal masterminds" but when he sees them, he is shocked and says "I've been
away from home longer than I thought."
According to "Truth or Square," Plankton has made 1,003 failed attempts to steal the formula.
At two inches tall, Plankton is actually gigantic for his kind. The creators did this to make viewers see him on the
Plankton actually should be half the size of SpongeBob, as the latter is four inches tall.
Plankton is the smallest citizen of Bikini Bottom.
In "Plankton!," he has a lab, which is just a real Labrador.
In "Single Cell Anniversary" and "The Main Drain," when SpongeBob holds Plankton in his hand, he is bigger or
SpongeBob's hand is smaller, unlike in "Plankton!"
In "The Main Drain," Plankton is unusually bigger than he is in other episodes. This also happens in "Sweet and Sour
He and Mr. Krabs are the only members in their families to ever make friends with each other; their predecessors are
In several episodes from late-season 4 to early season 5, the inside of his mouth is purple. It was corrected back to red
in later episodes.
Plankton has inventions for equipment in contrast to Mr. Krabs' spy technology.
As seen in "Evil Spatula," Plankton is revealed to have a room full of spatulas in the Chum Bucket.
In the episode "Sweet and Sour Squid," Plankton is revealed to have ears.

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Plankton finds Mr. Krabs' life to be worse than his life when he experiences it in "The Algae's Always Greener" and
"Spy Buddies." In the former episode, he found numerous reasons that make Mr. Krabs' life difficult:
SpongeBob is always asking him for a Weekly Performance Review on Tuesday and throws a minor temper
tantrum if Plankton refuses. He also suffers nervous breakdowns when found guilty of minor errors, such as using
too much sauce on a Krabby Patty or giving a customer a large drink when a medium-sized one was ordered.
Squidward complains to Plankton that he doesn't want to work with SpongeBob. Later, when Plankton puts him in
charge of fry cooking, a customer gets angry because the Krabby Patty that Squidward cooked is unappetizing.
Pearl, his virtual reality daughter, throws a big temper tantrum because she doesn't get more than $1.
Mr. Krabs tries to steal the Krabby Patty formula while naked, with an annoying persistence that finally convinces
Plankton that Mr. Krabs' life is intolerable.

In all but one of Plankton's appearances in season 5, he plays a major role, the exception being "Stanley S.
He learns about teamwork in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
The analysis of what is inside Plankton changes. Karen's screen in "Plankton!" shows he is 1% evil and 99% hot gas.
In "Plankton Gets the Boot," he is 30% mean guy, 20% spiteful monster, and 50% evil butt-head, total of 100% big jerk.
Plankton's phone number is 1-800-328-2486 or 1-800-EAT-CHUM according to the episode "Gary's New Toy."
Plankton once had an official SpongeBob Twitter account, at @SheldonPlankton, but it was suspended. It can still be
seen at an archive.
Tweets mentioning the @SheldonPlankton account from Karen's and Mr. Krabs' Twitter accounts are still up.
Examples here and here.

According to the episode "Pineapple Invasion," Plankton does not like the taste of pineapple.

Plankton's sizes drastically vary in the episodes: in some episodes he is the size of a jelly bean; in others he is the size
of a Krabby Patty, and in others, it is difficult to see him without a magnifying glass.
Sometimes, his size even changes within an episode. The only consistency is his being small enough to fit in the
palm of one's hand.

External links
Facebook page

1. ^

2. ^ "Plankton's Army." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.

3. ^ "Plankton!." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. July 31, 1999. Television.

4. ^ "Friend or Foe." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. April 13, 2007. Television.

5. ^ SpongeBob's Director's Commentary of "Tanklantis Plankpantis!" in SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis

6. ^ "Komputer Overload"

7. ^ "Plankton!"

8. ^ "The Algae's Always Greener"

Characters (V • E) [Expand]

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Plankton (V • E)

Sheldon J. Plankton • Clem • Billy Jim Plankton • Joe Plankton • Billy Bob Plankton • Rufus • Billy Billy Bo Billy Banana Fana
Fo Filly • Doug • Enis Plankton • Fletcher McGee • Rainchild • Jeke • Flem • Julio • Timmy • Zeke • Dream Plankton • Sheldon J.
Plankton (Mr. Plankton's Universe) • Gordon Plankton • Lily Plankton • Plank-Ton • Basia • Alvin • Silas Plankton • Planktonamor
• Dead Eye Plankton

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