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Mr. Krabs
SpongeBob SquarePants character
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First appearance Help Wanted
Voiced by Clancy Brown (main)Joe Whyte (video games)Seth Green (Robot Chicken)
Information
Species King Crab
Occupation Owner and Founder of the Krusty Krab
Relatives Children: PearlParents: Betsy (mother) and Victor Krabs (father/deceased)Grandfather: RedbeardNephews: 3 unnamed tripletsAncestors: Prehistoric Krabs, King Krabs, Pearl Krabs I and Western KrabsSiblings: Unknown, but at least one since he has nephews

Captain Eugene Harold "Armor Abs" Krabs[1]better known as simply Mr. Krabs, is a fictional character on the American Nickelodeon animated television comedy SpongeBob SquarePants who often causes trouble for others due to his obsession with money. He was known for being a sailor and was the chef for the navy ship S.S. Diarrhea. Along with this, he cleaned the bathrooms on the S.S. Gourmet.

Mr. Krabs will do almost anything to obtain money or not lose it, usually with no regard to the safety or well-being of others or even himself. He is even selfish to his own daughter and mother, who all ask for an allowance from him since he has a lot more money than them.

His arch-nemesis and business rival is Plankton, who was his friend in their childhood but now constantly attempts to steal the Krabby Patty Secret Formula.

Mr. Krabs has a daughter, a sperm whale named Pearl - who often suffers due to her father's incredible cheapness, to the point he often tries to swindle his way out of buying the things she wants and even trying to be as cheap as possible on important days such as her birthday.

Since the beginning of the series, Mr. Krabs' overall characterization has become more and more negative, to the point that Stephen Hillenburg himself once said in an interview that he and Plankton are both the primary antagonists (in some episodes) of the show, with Mr. Krabs being just as bad, if not worse than, Plankton himself. After the movie, Mr. Krabs' role as a father figure to Spongebob is pretty much completely destroyed, and he is pretty much considered a full-blown villain now.

For a very good example of Mr. Krabs as a prominent antagonist one should watch the episode "Born Again Krabs" (though he does show signs of redemption near the end) - another good episode to consider is "Jellyfish Hunter" and "One Coarse Meal" - which all show Mr. Krabs at his worst.

A hideous, demonic version of Mr. Krabs that appeared for one second in an episode of the show and now is seen frequently in videos on the internet is Moar Krabs.

Mr. Krabs also rarely says my and rather says "Me" such as They're after me money! and Me millionth dollar!". He is voiced by Clancy Brown. Mr. Krabs is seen in most episodes of the show, as well as in movies, video games, and other media based on the series. Additionally, he has been featured on countless toys, games, dolls, and other popular merchandise items. Often referred to as Eugene H Krabs, his name may have been inspired by Eugene F Kranz the retired NASA Flight Director. Eugene H. Krabs is the penny-pinching owner and founder of the Krusty Krab, a fast food restaurant in Bikini Bottom. In his childhood, he formed a friendship with Sheldon J. Plankton which eventually turned into a bitter rivalry. He's the 4th main character of the show. Eugene lives with only Pearl, suggesting that he may be separated or divorced. It is more likely that Krabs is divorced, because he had a short relationship with Mrs. Puff in Krusty Love. Clancy Brown provides the voice of Mr. Krabs.

AppearanceEditEdit

Mr. Krabs is short, red and plump, and has very tall eyestalks, a crinkled nose, large claws, and very short, pointy legs. He wears a blue shirt and slackers. Krabs is often likened to a sailor or pirate ship. Many times when he appears onscreen, sailor's music is played.

VoiceEditEdit

Krabs speaks with a stereotypical pirate-type accent and uses sea-faring vocabulary: he refers to his staff as his "crew", disagreement as "mutiny", SpongeBob's kitchen as the "galley". In early episodes, he refers to Squidward almost exclusively as "Mr. Squidward". During the pilot, he refers to SpongeBob as "Mr. SquarePants". In Krusty Krab Training Video, it stated that he is paranoid or possibly has automatonophobia (fear of robots) which explains how his restaurant is primitive compared to others.



Voices

  • Clancy Brown - Mr. Krabs speaking voice.
  • Dee Bradley Baker - Mr. Krabs singing voice.
  • Joe Whyte - Video Games (Operation Krabby Patty, SuperSponge and Battle of Bikini Bottom).

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Early lifeEdit

Eugene H. Krabs was born November 30, 1942, along with Plankton, and is the son of Mama Krabs and Victor Krabs, and grandson of Grandpa Redbeard Krabs. When Mr. Krabs and Plankton were in Poisedon Elementary, Mr. Krabs was teased because of his clothes were made out of the dumpster. After meeting a wealthy man, Stinky, they decided to open their own restaurant in the dump. But after Plankton gets a piece of the formula of their own, so some ingredients collapse and make the most Tastiest Patty in the Sea, calling it the "Krabby Patty". Eugene succeeds indeed, making Plankton jealous wanting to steal the formula. (As learned in Friend or Foe? Baby Krabs and Baby Plankton

Love Edit

Mrs. Puff was Mr. Krabs' love interest in Krusty Love. He also has a great love for money and on several occasions has been seen dating it.

Biography Edit

Krabs sometimes identifies himself as a sailor, most likely because he did serve in the Navy at one point and he's from a pirate dynasty. The Navy was where he earned the tough manly nickname "Armor Abs Krabs". During his service, he was the chief janitor on the S.S. Gourmet and "head chef" on the "S.S. Diarrhea". Sometimes when he appears onscreen, sailor's music is played; Krabs uses sea-faring vocabulary; he calls his staff his 'crew', and the disagreement as 'mutiny', while his laugh is also appropriate ('Ar 'ar 'ar 'ar 'ar'). In contrast to his namesake, Krabs is something of a miser; he is known to go insane if he has to give up so much as a penny. In "Born Again Krabs", he gave SpongeBob up to the Flying Dutchman for only sixty-two cents, but repented later. When customers leave the restaurant because they do not like the food (which is usually due to SpongeBob or Squidward's inaccuracies), he uses catchphrases - these include "That's me money walkin' out the door!", or "There's gonna be a few changes around here!".

However, he's a caring and thoughtful crab; he appreciates his employees, SpongeBob SquarePants and Squidward Tentacles (who help keep his restaurant afloat), dotes on his daughter, Pearl Krabs, with Spongebob's help, and in one episode, he found his second love (after money), Mrs. Puff (in "Krusty Love"). Mr. Krabs' arch-rival and somewhat friend is Sheldon J. Plankton, the owner of rival restaurant the Chum Bucket across the street from his establishment. He has a mother, Mama Krabs, who lives in a near identical version of his anchor home, except it is pink. His address was also revealed to be 3541 Anchor Way. Mr. Krabs tries to keep it cheap when purchasing anything, even though he's the richest crab in the ocean, which often results in Pearl becoming extremely disappointed in her gifts, such as used batteries, or the infamous Squeaky Boots. Mr. Krabs also owns a pet worm named "Mr. Doodles" as seen in the episode "As Seen On TV" and "Sandy's Rocket". It is also shown in the episode Mid-Life Crustacean that he can extend his arms to great distances to collect items. Even though he's a cheapskate he will not use anything but the best ingredients in his Krabby Patties and is against them being manufactured probably since the Secret Formula is his pride, and he realizes that if he uses cheap ingredients people will stop coming. Mr. Krabs' manhood began after the war, where he was secluded in deep depression that seemed endless. His luck changed when he bought a local retirement home, "The Rusty Krab," which he decided to turn into a restaurant, adding a K to "Rusty," thus making it the Krusty Krab. He decided to go into business, selling his family's Krabby Patty burgers. The Krusty Krab was extremely successful from the beginning, and has for years stood as Bikini Bottom's premiere daytime eatery. At some point of his life he was the head chef of the S.S.Diarrhea and cleaned the bathrooms on the S.S. Gourmet.

Mr. Krabs' arch business rival is his one-time friend Plankton, who owns a restaurant called "The Chum Bucket" literally right across the street from the Krusty Krab. Plankton, a mad scientist, and a technological and scientific genius, constantly attempts to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula, frequently utilizing his various robots and other creations. Occasionally, Plankton uses other tactics besides stealing the formula in order to hinder Krabs and attract customers to himself. However, all of Plankton's schemes are doomed to fail, and are constantly thwarted by Krabs, with help from SpongeBob, Patrick, and other allies. On multiple occasions Plankton is stated to never have had a single actual customer (However, in some recent episodes, such as "Chum Caverns", Plankton's plots do give him brief success).

In "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie", Mr. Krabs opens The Krusty Krab 2, right next door to the original. He chooses Squidward to manage the restaurant, much to SpongeBob's dismay. However, in the end of the movie, (After SpongeBob saves Bikini Bottom and Mr. Krabs' life), he is appointed new manager of the Krusty Krab 2. In "Squilliam Returns", Mr. Krabs works as the Chef in Squidward's fancy new version of the Krusty Krab, but is apparently a terrible cook, creating a disgusting and freakish "appetizer", which eventually comes to life and begins attacking the restaurant's patrons.

CareerEditEdit

Before he established the restaurant, he tried to open a business along with his former best friend Plankton. Their first customer was Old Man Jenkins which their burger poisoned. Plankton and Krabs blamed each other and fought over the recipe, resulting with ingredients dropped into the meat which became the Krabby Patty.

Krabs was a Navy cadet for some time and retired to running a business again. He bought a retirement home named the Rusty Krab and made it a restaurant. Currently, he has two employees: one loyal and hardworking and the other who doesn't care about his job and sleeps during his shifts. Occasionally, he would have extra employees to boost his success often being better without them in the end. Less often, he works for someone else or had another business.

In some episodes such as "Culture Shock" and "Squirrel Jokes," he provided entertainment to the customers.

Other businesses that he owned include the Pretty Patties restaurant and the Kuddly Krab which weren't successful in the end.

In "Krabby Kronicle," he was the editor-in-chief of the newspaper that he used to advertise the Krusty Krab.

During "Squilliam Returns," he served as the chef for the "five star restaurant" that Squidward "owned." He looked for a job when he was looking for something to do which led him to become the dish washer in "Selling Out."

Businesses OwnedEditEdit

Some restaurants or businesses that he owned were a reformed version of the original Krusty Krab, a separate store, or a different idea. Some changes of the Krusty Krab turned the restaurant into others like the Kuddly Krab, 5 Star Krusty Krab, Krabby O'Monday's and The Krusty Sponge. Separate restaurants include the Pretty Patties Store and Krusty Krab 2. New ideas were made such as hotels like Krusty Towers Hotel.

RivalryEdit

Sheldon J. Plankton, born on the same day as Krabs, was his best friend from birth. While at the carnival, Mr. Krabs was amazed at a penny he found, when Plankton told him all about money. In the episode "My Pretty Seahorse", Mr. Krabs told SpongeBob of a story about his father giving him a dollar at the age of five years old. He recalls that he loved that dollar; however, he spent it on a soda, one hot day at the beach.

Rivalry with his ClassEdit

Because of his family's poverty, Krabs was teased at Poseidon Elementary School, where Plankton was his only friend. The only place to get a burger in Bikini Bottom was Stinky Burger, which was owned by a wealthy citizen, Stinky. Once, Krabs and Plankton wanted to get a burger there, but Stinky didn't like them hanging around his restaurant. After seeing Stinky's wealth, this inspired Krabs and Plankton to create their own burger. When they finally completed it, no one was around to buy it. Upon seeing Old Man Jenkins there, he was the first to try the "Plabs burger". However, the burger was contaminated and Jenkins passed out. This caused Plankton and Krabs to argue about the burger. Plankton attempted to steal the formula, which ripped in half. Plankton took their burger batch and decided to go into business alone. A shelf in their dump restaurant collapsed, which combined certain ingredients together to form a perfect burger batch. Both Plankton and Krabs attempted to sell their separate creations separately, where only Krabs succeeded. Since the recipe is said to be an old Krabs family recipe, Mr. Krabs' accidental recipe for a burger patty combined with his family's secret sauce. This lead Mr. Krabs to start a business which lead his family out of poverty. Mr. Krabs and his family lived in a pink house where Betsy Krabs, his mom, continues to live now. Mr. Krabs room is still filled with his old toys.Career Mr. Krabs' career began after a war, when he was secluded in a deep depression that seemed endless. He bought a pirate ship and became a pirate, like his grandfather, but then sold his ship and bought a local bankrupt retirement home, "The Rusty Krab," which he decided to turn into a restaurant. He went into business selling his family's Krabby Patty burger. It was revealed to be a family secret in "Dunces and Dragons", and it was King Krabs who named the burger, back in the Middle Ages. In 1959, a chum famine wiped out all of the chum crops, causing Krabs to give no breaks to his employees.

The Krusty Krab has come close to going out of business due to such rival restaurants as the aforementioned Chum Bucket, Pretty Patty stand, Krabby O'Mondays, and KelpShake, just to name a few. The building is also in serious disrepair, as its walls frequently ooze green slime, and it has seriously faulty electrical wiring. Mr. Krabs' idea of maintenance is to simply place giant bandages on cracks in the walls, which obviously is inadequate. Also, in one episode, only half of the Krusty Krab is lit and other is in the dark (Krab's reason was that he shouldn't need to light the entire "store").

An Olympics-type sporting event that was started about 1981, called The Fry Cook Games, runs every year. Krabs and Plankton compete in the games, in which Krabs hopes to glorify his restaurant. Mr. Krabs won gold one year for a challenge by lifting a pickles-dumbell, however lost to Plankton in the Onion-Ring Routine.

In the Movie, Mr. Krabs opened The Krusty Krab 2, right next to the original burger stand, where Squidward is chosen to be the manager (much to SpongeBob's dismay)... that is until the end of the movie, where SpongeBob becomes its manager.

[edit] LifestyleEdit

Mr. Krabs lives in a rusty anchor with his adopted 16-year old daughter Pearl.

Pearl is constantly embarrassed by her dad and his cheap antics, leading them to show some distance with each other.

He is also revealed to have been in the Navy as he mentions his service multiple times throughout the series.

He has been said to have fought in a war, as revealed in the "Krusty Krab Training Video"

In the episode "Grandpappy the Pirate", he reveals to his grandfather Redbeard that he is not a pirate and believes he had caused his grandfather great disappointment, but Redbeard is actually very proud his grandson's cheap prices for the food in the Krusty Krab (in the same episode, it's revealed that Mr. Krabs was once a pirate too, but felt that it was not profitable enough, and so quit to go into the restaurant business).

Mr. Krabs has also been seen with a pet worm named Mr. Doodles, who has been seen in only a few episodes, but is usually seen walking with Mr. Krabs.

Born November 11, 1942 according to Sleepy Time.

Personality Edit

Mr. Krabs is a wealthy, salty, red crab, but is an extreme tightwad (he still keeps the first dollar he ever earned)[2] and very greedy.[1] In fact, he considers money to be living beings, and in more recent episodes, he berates other persons when they lose money and whenever he thinks he has a chance to get rich, parts of his body (and sometimes even his entire body) turn into the shape of dollar signs, gold, or silver bars. The lengths Mr. Krabs will go to obtain and hold onto his money are often ridiculous and insane. Mr. Krabs has sold his soul multiple times,and once lost his mind in pursuit of a single dollar (his one millionth). Eugene H. Krabs has always been a penny-pinching financial genius, and has always been obsessed with money. He once sold SpongeBob to the Flying Dutchman for 62 cents. He gives his employees a bill, instead of a paycheck, because they kept goofing off on the job, participating in activies such as breathing, standing, or tying ones shoe. He also attempted to retrieve a dollar, or the fragments of it, after it had been put through a blender. In Welcome to the Chum Bucket, he had a good singing voice. Mr. Krab's nose is also very sensitive and can smell up to anything that he detests. According to Hooky, he can smell 30,000 miles of laziness. Also, he has made the Krusty Krab's employee law that no one should take a break at the Krusty Krab up to 3 generations. Mr. Krabs also has no life insurance, car insurance, or hospital insurance as revealed in The Lost Mattress because he's a very, very greedy and cheap man who never likes to spend his money. He doesn't have a bank account either. His vocal qualities are seemingly based on an Irish accent. As stated above, Mr. Krabs is extremely greedy and miserly, often being portrayed as being just as bad as, if not even worse than, Plankton. His only interest is to make money, and could not care less for his customers or employees. He frequently associates his customers and products with money, with lines such as "That's me money walking out the door!" It should be noted that, while Mr. Krabs was portrayed as being obsessed with money to the point of anthropomorphizing it from the beginning, he became more miserly, cheap and immoral as the series progressed. His money hunger may stem from his childhood poverty. When SpongeBob uses the term, obsession, to describe his relationship with money during "Plankton's Good Eye," he denies it and claims it to be a strong word.

He is prone to fits of insanity if he has to give up so much as a penny, and often goes to irrationally great lengths to acquire or to avoid losing money with little, if any, regard to the safety or well-being of others or even himself (in "Squid's Day Off", he loses both arms and suffers a severe head injury while attempting to pull a dime out of the sink). In "Born Again Krabs", he sells SpongeBob's soul to the Flying Dutchman for sixty two cents, despite the fact that SpongeBob put his life on the line to protect him from the Dutchman. In the same episode, he forces SpongeBob to sell a disgustingly old and contaminated patty that he found under the grill, refusing to let anything that he could potentially make money with go to waste. Ironically, this results in the Krusty Krab losing weeks of business. He has also been shown twice to have little respect for the dead, most notably in One Krabs Trash, where he defiles a grave to obtain a presumably rare drink hat to obtain a million dollars. Additionally, he has little respect for royalty: in "Rule of Dumb", when Patrick is believed to be the king of Bikini Bottom, he only allowed him to eat at the Krusty Krab in the hopes of getting tons of money, and promptly kicked him out (literally) when he discovered that he never intended to pay at all, shouting, "No one eats at my restaurant for free, king or no king!", and in "Neptune's Party", when he failed to take Krabby Patties away from King Neptune when ordered to do so, and was promptly electrocuted when he asked who was to pay for them all. There has been at least two occasions where SpongeBob has burst into the Krusty Krab to warn him about oncoming disaster, only for him to think of it as an opportunity to try and sell them Krabby patties, the first time to an oncoming biker gang, and the second when he tried selling Krabby patties to giant whelks when SpongeBob described them as ravenously eating everything in their paths, he continued to try and push his products despite them obviously being vicious wild monsters and was promptly eaten.

His treatment of his employees is just as bad: while inconsistent throughout the series, SpongeBob and Squidward's wages are always stated to be extremely low, far below minimum legal wage. In "Bummer Vacation", SpongeBob comments that a dime is "more than (he makes) in a year." In "Big Pink Loser", he implies that instead of being paid, he actually has to pay his boss. He is also shown to abuse his employees, most notably in "Fear of a Krabby Patty", in which he literally forces them to work nonstop 24 hours a day, seven days a week without rest for more than 40 days. In "Squid on Strike", Mr. Krabs gives SpongeBob and Squidward bills instead of checks on payday, which charge them for any non work-related activity, including standing, breathing, and even existing, and SpongeBob even reveals in "One Coarse Meal" that Mr. Krabs actually pays him in play money. His safety measures and maintenance of the restaurant are extremely poor, if not nonexistent, frequently resorting to improvised and obviously inadequate measures to avoid paying for actual insurance and repairs. In "Pickles," he took money out of SpongeBob's paycheck for one small mistake.

In multiple episodes, Mr. Krabs takes advantage of the situation in order to make money, only to have it backfire later on. For example, in "The Krusty Sponge", after a food critic gives the Krusty Krab a good review because of SpongeBob, he completely changes the Krusty Krab to center all around SpongeBob, with SpongeBob condiments, SpongeBob train rides, SpongeBob napkins, SpongeBob ice cubes, and even "Spongy Patties" (really old, rotten Krabby Patties). The "Spongy Patties" give all the customers food poisoning, and Krabs is arrested by one of the customers, who happens to be a cop. In "Money Talks", it is revealed Krabs has sold his soul multiple times to various evil spirits and demons, including to the Flying Dutchman and SpongeBob ("He was five bucks short on payday.") In Drive Thru, he turned a hole in the wall into a drive-through with a menu made of napkins & a microphone made of tin cans on a string, but due to the increase in customers, he keeps knocking more holes in the walls of his restaurant until it eventually collapses.

Mr. Krabs can also be incredibly petty. In Plankton's Regular, where the Chum Bucket gets a regular customer, Mr. Krabs breaks down crying, saying that he can't let Plankton have even one solitary customer, even though Plankton said beforehand that he wouldn't try to steal the Krabby Patty formula anymore on the grounds that he "just can't afford it". Another example is in "Penny Foolish", where he goes to ridiculous length's to acquire a penny that SpongeBob found, setting up numerous tricks that would ironically cost far more than a penny. In "Born Again Krabs", he attacks an innocent bystander who found a penny on the floor and nearly tore the man's arm off to get the penny. During his schemes, he often forces SpongeBob to help him by threatening to fire him. Mr. Krabs has also shown that he believes that he has full control over SpongeBob's personal life: in "Karate Choppers", he forces SpongeBob to give up karate altogether, including outside of work, or else be fired. In "My Pretty Seahorse", where Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob to not just stop bringing Mystery to work, but to get rid of her entirely, and once forced his employees to work nonstop and told them that they could never go home.

Despite his cruel and money-grubbing behavior, it is shown that Mr. Krabs is not completely heartless. He has apologized for his actions on occasion, and he does care for Pearl, going to great lengths to acquire food for her in "Growth Spout". Despite his abusive treatment of SpongeBob and Squidward, he does care for and appreciate them, as the two help keep his restaurant afloat. In "Krusty Love", Krabs finds his second love (after money): Mrs. Puff. However, their relationship has not been explored at all after this episode. Also in Best Day Ever, when SpongeBob is sad, he actually uses his money to try and cheer him up. Additionally, in "Born Again Krabs", he struck a deal with the Flying Dutchman for a second chance at life on the grounds that he be a non-cheap, generous man, something that he did very well until he discovered he had no money in the cash register. As shown in "Hooky" (free water for Pearl and her friends), "Whale of a Birthday" [cardboard cake, dishwater for party drink, and Boys Who Cry (really Squidward)], and "The Slumber Party" (crackers and tap water, and "how about some pizza, just put sauce on crackers"), he loves money more than his own daughter.

Eugene Krabs' home is an anchor, in the vein of SpongeBob's pineapple and Squidward's tiki. His address is 3541 Anchor Way, which suggests that there may be other anchors on his street. Mr. Krabs lives with his seemingly adopted whale daughter, Pearl. He also owns a pet worm named "Mr. Doodles" as seen in "Sandy's Rocket" and "As Seen on TV". He has a mother, who lives in a near identical version of his anchor home, except it is pink, and is slightly smaller.

Mr. Krabs seems to be incredibly fit for someone his age and weight, as he has demonstrated titanic strength on a number of occasions. In "Squeaky Boots", he lifts the whole Krusty Krab, filled with numerous customers, like a feather. In Bucket Sweet Bucket he pushes the whole Krusty Krab across the street and then throws it into the air. In "Le Big Switch", he tips over the Krusty Krab from the back, dumping all the customers out. He also possesses a remarkable sense of smell; he is actually able to smell money, and in "Hooky", he tracked down SpongeBob and Patrick by sense of smell at least a few hours after the two left the Krusty Krab, claiming that he can "smell laziness up to ten thousand leagues."

As stated above, Mr. Krabs is extremely greedy and miserly, often being portrayed as being just as bad as, if not even worse than, Plankton. His only interest is to make money, and could not care less for his customers or employees. He frequently associates his customers and products with money, with lines such as "That's me money walking out the door!" It should be noted that, while Mr. Krabs was portrayed as being obsessed with money to the point of anthropomorphizing it from the beginning, he became more miserly, cheap and immoral as the series progressed. His money hunger may stem from his childhood poverty. When SpongeBob uses the term, obsession, to describe his relationship with money during "Plankton's Good Eye," he denies it and claims it to be a strong word.

He is prone to fits of insanity if he has to give up so much as a penny, and often goes to irrationally great lengths to acquire or to avoid losing money with little, if any, regard to the safety or well-being of others or even himself (in "Squid's Day Off", he loses both arms and suffers a severe head injury while attempting to pull a dime out of the sink). In "Born Again Krabs", he sells SpongeBob's soul to the Flying Dutchman for sixty two cents, despite the fact that SpongeBob put his life on the line to protect him from the Dutchman. In the same episode, he forces SpongeBob to sell a disgustingly old and contaminated patty that he found under the grill, refusing to let anything that he could potentially make money with go to waste. Ironically, this results in the Krusty Krab losing weeks of business. He has also been shown twice to have little respect for the dead, most notably in One Krabs Trash, where he defiles a grave to obtain a presumably rare drink hat to obtain a million dollars. Additionally, he has little respect for royalty: in "Rule of Dumb", when Patrick is believed to be the king of Bikini Bottom, he only allowed him to eat at the Krusty Krab in the hopes of getting tons of money, and promptly kicked him out (literally) when he discovered that he never intended to pay at all, shouting, "No one eats at my restaurant for free, king or no king!", and in "Neptune's Party", when he failed to take Krabby Patties away from King Neptune when ordered to do so, and was promptly electrocuted when he asked who was to pay for them all. There has been at least two occasions where SpongeBob has burst into the Krusty Krab to warn him about oncoming disaster, only for him to think of it as an opportunity to try and sell them Krabby patties, the first time to an oncoming biker gang, and the second when he tried selling Krabby patties to giant whelks when SpongeBob described them as ravenously eating everything in their paths, he continued to try and push his products despite them obviously being vicious wild monsters and was promptly eaten.

His treatment of his employees is just as bad: while inconsistent throughout the series, SpongeBob and Squidward's wages are always stated to be extremely low, far below minimum legal wage. In "Bummer Vacation", SpongeBob comments that a nickel is "more than (he makes) in a year." In "Big Pink Loser", he implies that instead of being paid, he actually has to pay his boss. He is also shown to abuse his employees, most notably in "Fear of a Krabby Patty", in which he literally forces them to work nonstop 24 hours a day, seven days a week without rest for more than 40 days. In "Squid on Strike", Mr. Krabs gives SpongeBob and Squidward bills instead of checks on payday, which charge them for any non work-related activity, including standing, breathing, and even existing, and SpongeBob even reveals in "One Coarse Meal" that Mr. Krabs actually pays him in play money. His safety measures and maintenance of the restaurant are extremely poor, if not nonexistent, frequently resorting to improvised and obviously inadequate measures to avoid paying for actual insurance and repairs. In "Pickles," he took money out of SpongeBob's paycheck for one small mistake.

In multiple episodes, Mr. Krabs takes advantage of the situation in order to make money, only to have it backfire later on. For example, in "The Krusty Sponge", after a food critic gives the Krusty Krab a good review because of SpongeBob, he completely changes the Krusty Krab to center all around SpongeBob, with SpongeBob condiments, SpongeBob train rides, SpongeBob napkins, SpongeBob ice cubes, and even "Spongy Patties" (really old, rotten Krabby Patties). The "Spongy Patties" give all the customers food poisoning, and Krabs is arrested by one of the customers, who happens to be a cop. In "Money Talks", it is revealed Krabs has sold his soul multiple times to various evil spirits and demons, including to the Flying Dutchman and SpongeBob ("He was five bucks short on payday.") In Drive Thru, he turned a hole in the wall into a drive-through with a menu made of napkins & a microphone made of tin cans on a string, but due to the increase in customers, he keeps knocking more holes in the walls of his restaurant until it eventually collapses.

Mr. Krabs can also be incredibly petty. In Plankton's Regular, where the Chum Bucket gets a regular customer, Mr. Krabs breaks down crying, saying that he can't let Plankton have even one solitary customer, even though Plankton said beforehand that he wouldn't try to steal the Krabby Patty formula anymore on the grounds that he "just can't afford it". Another example is in "Penny Foolish", where he goes to ridiculous length's to acquire a penny that SpongeBob found, setting up numerous tricks that would ironically cost far more than a penny. In "Born Again Krabs", he attacks an innocent bystander who found a penny on the floor and nearly tore the man's arm off to get the penny. During his schemes, he often forces SpongeBob to help him by threatening to fire him. Mr. Krabs has also shown that he believes that he has full control over SpongeBob's personal life: in "Karate Choppers", he forces SpongeBob to give up karate altogether, including outside of work, or else be fired. In "My Pretty Seahorse", where Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob to not just stop bringing Mystery to work, but to get rid of her entirely, and once forced his employees to work nonstop and told them that they could never go home.

Despite his cruel and money-grubbing behavior, it is shown that Mr. Krabs is not completely heartless. He has apologized for his actions on occasion, and he does care for Pearl, going to great lengths to acquire food for her in "Growth Spout". Despite his abusive treatment of SpongeBob and Squidward, he does care for and appreciate them, as the two help keep his restaurant afloat. In "Krusty Love", Krabs finds his second love (after money): Mrs. Puff. However, their relationship has not been explored at all after this episode. Also in Best Day Ever, when SpongeBob is sad, he actually uses his money to try and cheer him up. Additionally, in "Born Again Krabs", he struck a deal with the Flying Dutchman for a second chance at life on the grounds that he be a non-cheap, generous man, something that he did very well until he discovered he had no money in the cash register. As shown in "Hooky" (free water for Pearl and her friends), "Whale of a Birthday" [cardboard cake, dishwater for party drink, and Boys Who Cry (really Squidward)], and "The Slumber Party" (crackers and tap water, and "how about some pizza, just put sauce on crackers"), he loves money more than his own daughter.

Eugene Krabs' home is an anchor, in the vein of SpongeBob's pineapple and Squidward's tiki. His address is 3541 Anchor Way, which suggests that there may be other anchors on his street. Mr. Krabs lives with his seemingly adopted whale daughter, Pearl. He also owns a pet worm named "Mr. Doodles" as seen in "Sandy's Rocket" and "As Seen on TV". He has a mother, who lives in a near identical version of his anchor home, except it is pink, and is slightly smaller.

Mr. Krabs seems to be incredibly fit for someone his age and weight, as he has demonstrated titanic strength on a number of occasions. In "Squeaky Boots", he lifts the whole Krusty Krab, filled with numerous customers, like a feather. In Bucket Sweet Bucket he pushes the whole Krusty Krab across the street and then throws it into the air. In "Le Big Switch", he tips over the Krusty Krab from the back, dumping all the customers out. He also possesses a remarkable sense of smell; he is actually able to smell money, and in "Hooky", he tracked down SpongeBob and Patrick by sense of smell at least a few hours after the two left the Krusty Krab, claiming that he can "smell laziness up to ten thousand leagues."

Near-Death ExperiencesEditEdit

Help Wanted: 'He and Squidward are nearly eaten by countless anchovies'. Bossy Boots: Has a heart attack and goes into a coma after hearing SpongeBob fire Pearl.

Dying for Pie: Caught in an explosion by a pie bomb.

Imitation Krabs: Nearly eaten by a hungry hand.

Pressure: He, Squidward, SpongeBob, and Patrick are nearly eaten by hungry seagulls.

Jellyfish Hunter: Stung by hundreds of jellyfish.

Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm: He and most of Bikini Bottom get crushed by the giant worm.

Clams: Attacked by a giant clam and loses half his body.

Born Again Krabs: Dies from eating a stale Krabby Patty, but revived by the Flying Dutchman.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Set on fire, frozen solid, and almost killed by King Neptune.

The Lost Mattress: Goes into a coma after Squidward throws out his mattress with his money in it.

Krusty Towers: He, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward are almost killed in the Krusty Towers' destruction.

Wishing You Well: Wishes that he was steamed and served on a dish with melted butter. He gets eaten.

SpongeBob vs. The Big One: He, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward are almost killed by The Big One.

The Clash of Triton: He is repeatedly zapped by Queen Amphitrite when she felt insulted by him.

Whelk Attack: Swallowed by a whelk.

Frozen Face Off: Frozen in a block of ice. In the past, he and his crew were eaten alive by The Abominable Snow Mollusk.

[edit] Role in SpongeBob SquarePantsEdit

Mr. Krabs, Sandy Cheeks, and Squidward Tentacles are the tritagonists of SpongeBob SquarePants. Mr. Krabs is the owner and founder of the Krusty Krab restaurant. His rival (and former best friend) Sheldon Plankton has a struggling restaurant called the Chum Bucket located across the street from the Krusty Krab. Sheldon Plankton is always trying to steal Mr. Krabs secret recipe.

Notable Crimes / MisdeedsEditEdit

Mr. Krabs with a whole bag of cash and coins. Due to his popularity many people find it hard to see Mr. Krabs as an outright antagonist and in fairness he doesn't always show himself as one - however he has done some nasty things in the show, some of the more notable are as follows:

  • Making his employees at the Krusty Krab pay him for their services, which is a hint of extortion or swindling.
  • In the short endless summer, Mr. Krabs was trying to make global warming even worse to make tempuratures rise drasticly, just to make more money for the public pool he opened.
  • He copies a dollar bill into a printing machine that creates hundreds of copied images of dollars. This is called counterfeiting which is extremely illegal.
  • In the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, he made Sandy pay more money to see the grand opening of the Krusty Krab 2 than everyone else most likely because she is a land animal, which is illegal segration and/or discrimination. Or he could just have let Mrs. Puff, who had said she paid less than Sandy, get in a little cheaper because of the feelings he has for her.
  • Mr. Krabs has also stolen many, many items throughout the series.
  • He decides to charge SpongeBob and Squidward for extra expenses to the most unfair reasons, including existing, talking, and standing which they both must do to do their jobs. Squidward decided to go on strike while SpongeBob was too stupid to realize what a strike is and was misguided by his stable obedience to Mr. Krabs.
  • He forces SpongeBob to pay him often, and SpongeBob is either too stupid or too generous to realize he is being scammed. SpongeBob mentioned he paid Mr. Krabs $100 per hour at the beginning of his career rather than Mr. Krabs paying him. SpongeBob is actually also underpaid in the episode Bummer Vacation, SpongeBob claims he earns less than 10 cents for a year.
  • Mr. Krabs pays his employees in "Wacky Bucks," which aren't usable as money.
  • Used a sealion to terrify customers into overpaying Krabby Patties.

Antagonistic SideEditEdit

Mr. Krabs has an extremely prevalent antagonistic side and plays a villainous role, along with his rival Plankton, and one of his employees Squidward to his extreme greed mostly because he's the villain side in conning and criminality.

Season 1EditEdit

  • Pizza Delivery: He antagonized Squidward by making him deliver the Krusty Krab Pizza with Spongebob. This marks the first time Mr. Krabs acted antagonistic.
  • Squeaky Boots: He took Spongebob's boots away from him, because of the squeaky noise. The squeaky noise halucination forced him to tell the truth, eating them, and at the end of the episode, he got hiccups sounding exactly like the squeaky noise of the boots.
  • Karate Choppers: He fired Spongebob until Sandy told him the truth.
  • Arrgh!: Mr. Krabs gets SpongeBob and Patrick to be pirates and help him find the Flying Dutchman's treasure. The two eventually see that Mr. Krabs was using their gameboard as a map and that he wanted the treasure for himself.
  • Hooky: Ruins Spongebob and Patrick's funtime by telling them to stop playing on the hooks. He also joined Squidward in "teaching Spongebob a lesson".

Season 2EditEdit

  • Bossy Boots: Hires Pearl much to Squidward's dismay. He also made Spongebob take the Kuddly Krab stuff to his house crushing Gary.
  • Bubble Buddy: Joins Squidward and everyone else in popping Bubble Buddy until they found out he was alive.
  • Patty Hype: Takes over Spongebob's business so he can earn money. The side effects anger the customers and they chase Mr. Krabs back and forth.
  • Life of Crime: Steals various objects from people and lies to Spongebob and Patrick about borrowing. The lesson he taught them caused them to fight after a candy bar incident and the lollipop incident (Patrick also accused the policemen).
  • Pressure: Joins Spongebob's dare in prooving Sandy that sea creatures are best at everything.
  • The Smoking Peanut: Mr. Krabs steals Clamu's pearl and abuses Free Day. SpongeBob believed he was the one who did it, but it was Patrick who became the scapegoat and people threw peanuts at him as revenge. When the zookeepers explain Mr. Krabs angered Clamu by stealing her pearl (containing a baby clam), the people instead throw peanuts at Mr. Krabs.
  • Graveyard Shift: Made his employees work 24 hours (much to Squidward's dismay).
  • Sailor Mouth: He used foul language.
  • Jellyfish Hunter: Tricks Spongebob into collecting jellyfish. Spongebob soon discovers that Mr. Krabs is squeezing jelly out of them so more jelly krabby patties can be made. The jellyfish are set free and sting Mr. Krabs all at once, burning his body. He has no choice but to take jelly off the menu.
  • Squid's on Strike: Forcedfully charges his employess for their slacking, fired both of them, and got them to work for him "forever" (in reality in eternity with only their skeletons).

Season 3EditEdit

  • The Algae's Always Greener: Tried to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula in the Mr. Plankton universe.
  • My Pretty Seahorse: Mr. Krabs tried to get rid of Mystery (in which Spongebob tries to hide her from him and Squidward). He told Spongebob about a story about losing a friend (which Spongebob let Mystery into the wild), as he was about proud, Squidward told Mr. Krabs that Mystery ate his money. With no other choice Mr. Krabs and Spongebob tried to get Mystery back.
  • Nasty Patty: Lead Spongebob into making a Nasty Patty, because he thought the health inspector in his resteraunt was a phony.
  • One Krabs's Trash: Mr. Krabs tries to take back a soda-drinking hat he sold to SpongeBob after hearing about its price. He scares SpongeBob out of it with a paper ghost, defiles a grave, and fights an army of skeletons to get it back, only to find out it was worthless.
  • Can You Spare A Dime?: Accuses Squidward for stealing his first dime, until Spongebob shakes him. He then accuses Squidward for putting the dime in his pants at the end of the episode.
  • Wet Painters: Would willingly chop Spongebob and Patrick's butts off, and lies to them about permanent paint actaually white paint that comes off with saliva. He ruined his house by laughing about his own joke.
  • Clams: He throws away the food, made Spongebob and Squidward stay in the fishing boat, and holds them hostage to get back his millionth dollar from a giant clam.
  • Born Again Krabs: Tries to sell a rotten Krabby Patty to customers. He gets sick after eating it and is persuaded to be generous by the Flying Dutchman. However - after realizing it wasn't a dream - he steals back toys from children, soda from a customer, stopped another customer from watching free TV, nearly rips someone's arm off for a penny, and trades SpongeBob's soul for 62 cents.
  • Krabby Land: Creates a bogus theme park and masquerades as a clown so he can collect children's money. SpongeBob calls him cheap, and the children beat Mr. Krabs up and take his money after finding out.

Season 4EditEdit

  • Fear of a Krabby Patty: Makes the Krusty Krab open for 24 hours, making Squidward upset, and Spongebob fearing Krabby Patties (although he conquered his fear by sleep).
  • Krusty Towers: Steals the law of the hotel he visited into the Krusty Towers making Squidward miserable. Squidward quitted and returned as a customer ragging Mr. Krabs the same way he did with him. At the end of the episode, he decides to build a hospital making Squidward miserable again.
  • Bummer Vacation: Keeps SpongeBob away from the Krusty Krab to avoid paying a fine, eventually leaving him lost in the forest. Doing so, he managed to save five cents - more than what SpongeBob makes in a year.
  • That's No Lady: Mr. Krabs falls in love with Patrick as Patricia (along with Squidward) as well as annoying him, until he learns the truth.
  • Rule of Dumb: Gets in Patrick's bad side by kicking him and Spongebob out.
  • Born To Be Wild: Invites the Mild Ones to the Krusty Krab much to Spongebob's chagrin. Counts as an antagonism because Spongebob still mistook the Mild Ones as the Wild Ones.

Season 5EditEdit

  • Krabs a la Mode: Makes the Krusty Krab cold much to Squidward's chagrin.
  • Money Talks: Does not listen to his money when they want to be spent on objects. He also kicks an elderly couple out of their seat after being bribed by a fish who wanted the seat. This also episode shows that he has sold his soul to many demons, depressing the Flying Dutchman. He also sold his soul to Spongebob because he was five cents short on payday.
  • The Krusty Sponge: Mr. Krabs makes Squidward cook spongey patties (rotten patties), which made the customers ill and brought Mr. Krabs to court.
  • ''The Krusty Plate'': He left Spongebob alone with the Krusty Krab burnt in a flashback. At the end of the episode he chased Spongebob for destroying the Krusty Krab.
  • ''Le Big Switch'': He got rid of Squidward and replaced some workers from a fancy restaurant.
  • Pat No Pay: He made Patrick do some work and threatened him that if he can't to do something right, he will not give him a Krabby Patty to eat again. After Patrick destroyed the Krusty Krab, he disagreed with Patrick's question "Can I eat now?".
  • What Ever Happened To Spongebob?: He forced Spongebob to leave Bikini Bottom forever (along with Squidward, Sandy, and Patrick).

Season 6EditEdit

  • Penny Foolish: Mr. Krabs sees SpongeBob picking up a "penny" (which was actually $500 dollar bill) and tries various plans to take it from him, even to the point of insanely breaking into SpongeBob's house with a metal detector.
  • Patty Caper: He stole the secret ingredient of the secret formula, so he wouldn't have to pay for delivery ($1.99). As punishment, he was forced to sell free Krabby Patties all day and watching it go down.
  • Plankton's Regular: Grows jealous of Plankton having a regular customer, and tries to steal his secret recipe.
  • Krabby Kronicle: Creates a newspaper and makes SpongeBob write lies about people, ruining their lives. Spongebob tries to stop him but Mr. Krabs threatens to take away his spatula. Soon Mr. Krabs' scheme is found out, and an enraged crowd steals his money.
  • The Slumber Party: Makes SpongeBob spy on Pearl and her friends. Pearl's party is ruined and Mr. Krabs is forced to spend his money for a new party.
  • Krusty Krushers: Puts SpongeBob and Patrick in danger of being killed by huge wrestlers so he can earn the $1,000,000 prize. However at the end of the fight, SpongeBob and Patrick choose wrestle camp instead, much to Mr. Krabs' dismay.
  • No Hat for Pat: Made a fortune when Patrick kept falling on his face, disappointing SpongeBob. Eventually, people take their money back after a Patrick stunt failed. Also he made Patrick cry by firing him and taking his Krusty Krab hat away.

Season 7EditEdit

  • Greasy Buffoons: Mr. Krabs and Plankton sell customers greasy food. This eventually turns people (including Patrick) into overweight, mindless zombies. Spongebob calls a health inspector, resulting in both the Krusty Krab and the Chum Bucket being shut down.
  • Kracked Krabs: Mr. Krabs charged everyone $1 per footstep.
  • One Coarse Meal: Mr. Krabs dresses up as Pearl and terrorizes Plankton for 17 days. He scares Plankton into being too scared to eat dinner, having nightmares, and even trying to commit suicide. This is possibly the worst thing Krabs had done, and has even caused many fans to believe that he has crossed the Moral Event Horizon.
  • The Play's The Thing: Mr. Krabs made money by letting customers throwing objects and food at his employeess.
  • The Cent of Money: Mr. Krabs uses Gary as a coin magnet. He steals everyone's money, brings Gary to exaustion, and distracts Spongebob by giving him tedious chores. Mr. Krabs is soon crushed by a tidal wave of money and put in the hospital, where every cent he collected is used up to pay his bill.
  • The Wreck of the Mauna Loa: Mr. Krabs gives away Spongebob and Patrick's secret by turning it into an amusement park. He nearly gets everyone killed, and gets arrested.

Season 8EditEdit

  • Drive Thru: Destroys the Krusty Krab (in which he thought of getting more money by drive thrus). Mr. Krabs cries of this.
  • Barnacle Face: Decides not to help Pearl with her barnacle problem. It was soon revealed that he used krabby patty grease to make the soap used by Pearl, thus revealing the cause for the barnacle problem. He loses his diamonds because of this and tries to run after Pearl for his diamonds.

Trivia Edit

  • Whenever Mr. Krabs - on every occasion - would take a customer's order, he never actually gets to finish it. This is due to the fact that he always is ordering for a robot (Plankton), a squeaking fish, etc.
  • In Christmas Who?, Mr. Krabs had the ability to sing in a high girly voice similar to that of a 70's singer.
  • He appeared the most in Season 4.
  • Like SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward, he is ambidextrous.
  • His last name is spelt like the pronunciation of crabs.
  • In the video game SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!, in the Art Gallery section of the Extras menu, if the player has unlocked it, there will be a mock movie poster entitled "The Bat-Sponge of Bikini Bottom" (a parody of Batman and based on a short sequence in The Sponge Who Could Fly). In very fine print at the bottom of the poster, it lists "other stars". This includes an entry that reads "Eugene 'Gunner' Krabs". This could mean that Mr. Krabs' nickname is "Gunner". He possibly got this nickname during his military service. That one poster in Lights, Camera, Pants! is the only time the nickname has ever been used.
  • It has been revealed in the Season 8 episode The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom that Mr. Krabs has the ability to breathe fresh air, (shared with Sandy), unlike the other characters.
  • On a SpongeBob trivia game on Nick.com, it says that Mr. Krabs's first name is Seymour and Eugene (his real first name) wasn't even one of the four choices.
  • In most games on nick.com, Mr. Krabs is wearing the scarf from Squilliam Returns.
  • He has a fear of "robot overlords". According to the narrator of Krusty Krab Training Video, this is, however, a good thing. This keeps the "balance of technology in check."
  • In the episode Jellyfish Hunter when Mr. Krabs keeps on saying "more" there's a part where it shows a hideous picture of Mr. Krabs saying "more". On YouTube it got extremely popular for Youtube Poops (edited videos of something). The video is called "Moar Krabs".
  • In many episodes or shorts, Mr. Krabs has broken laws or does something illegal. Mentionable things are:
    • Making his employees at the Krusty Krab pay him for their services, which is a hint of extortion or swindling.
    • In the short endless summer, Mr. Krabs was trying to make global warning even worse to make temperatures rise drastically, just to make more money for the public pool he opened.
    • In the SpongeBob SquarePants movie, he made Sandy pay more money to see the grand opening of the Krusty Krab 2 than everyone else most likely because she is a land animal, which is illegal segregation and/or discrimination. Or he could just have let Mrs. Puff, who had said she paid less than Sandy, get in a little cheaper because of the feelings he has for her.
    • Mr. Krabs has also stolen many, many items throughout the series.
    • Mr. Krabs pays his employees in "Wacky Bucks," which aren't usable as money.
  • Mr. Krabs appears the most in episodes of Season Four.
  • It is unknown why Mr. Krabs's daughter, Pearl, is a whale and not a crab just like him. It is possible that Pearl is adopted or his wife was a whale.
  • It is implied in the trivia book that Pearl's mother is a whale, and she just takes more after her. But if this is true, she has to have half of her father's D.N.A, which means she is half crab. Either that or Mr. Krabs is her stepfather or possibly, though unlikely, her adopted father. But this is never hinted, and if this was true, Pearl's last name wouldn't be Krabs, which it is.
  • Sandy's Rocket reveals that Mr. Krabs cares about his money even more than he cares about his own well-being, as shown when he begs SpongeBob and Patrick (Who mistook him for an Alien on the Moon) not to shoot him, and then tells them that they can shoot him, but pleads them not to take his money.
  • He has 3 nephews, how ever he is an only child. Thus they must come from his wife.
  • Mr. Krabs is shown to be afraid of robots (Krusty Krab Training Video) and mimes (One Coarse Meal).
  • He also seems very lucky. Although most of the time it appears that he doesn't deserve it. For example, it was a complete fluke that he discovered the Krabby Patty formula and that Plankton only managed to get one bit of information from their original burger recipe. But Mr. Krabs still treats like a major piece of proof that he is better person overall than Plankton.
  • In Squilliam Returns, Mr. Krabs makes peas in the old-fashioned way; by putting a can full of peas on the stove until the can explodes.
  • Krabs can imitate Pearl's voice perfectly.
  • He can be used as a cash register, as seen in "One Coarse Meal" when Pearl asked him for money.A dollar automatically came out of a slot in his neck.

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