* It's heavily implied that just ''looking'' at the barnacle has the power to instantly [[spoiler: kill everyone]]. Admit it. That's a badass power.
* Patrick's smile at the end has to count as one. Not only that, but just the mere fact that Patrick can recount the tale of an Apocalypse with a cheery voice and smile!
* '''THE STORY'S ENTIRE EXISTENCE.'''
* The fact that a [[spoiler: one off joke on Spongebob warranted]] ''all'' these TvTropes pages is pretty epic.
* If the barnacle was so ugly that [[spoiler: everyone died,]] then who told the story? Somebody almost as {{Badass}} as a barnacle capable of [[spoiler: killing (almost) everyone,]] that's who!
** Guess who is this guy who told the story, who knew it [[spoiler: because he was there?]] It's [[spoiler: [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Patrick Star]]]].