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Good morning, TV Tropes and all who inhabit it! My name is SpongeBob SquarePants! I live in Bikini Bottom in a pineapple with my pet snail Gary! I also work at the Krusty Krab with my fantastic boss Mr. Krabs and my neighbor Squidward! I see you also got him on this page, too! note 

After an amazing day at work, I go home and hang out with Patrick. We play all the time! We love blowing bubbles, playing tag, jellyfishing, and so much more! I'm also friends with Sandy Cheeks, and we love to play karate, or should I say, KA-RA-TAY! She's so sweet and kind. All of my friends are so sweet and kind! I also love feeding my pet snail, Gary. Gary's also one of my best friends, even if he can't talk.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! On land, you weird-looking humans turned my adventures into a cartoon on Nickelodeon (I really love those!) AND I'M THE STAR! Even though I'm not a starfish. But I don't really like bragging. And of course, if you're reading this page, you should read it in Tom Kenny's voice, or for Spanish-speaking users, Luis Carreño!

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  • Acquired Situational Narcissism:
    • Being in that Krusty Krab commercial kinda got to my head. I only appeared in the commercial for a few seconds when the commercial lasted around three minutes. I don't think that many people even remembered seeing me.
    • Winning truckloads of cash and becoming impossibly rich caused me to become a big fancy snob and even forget Patrick was my best pal. It didn't last long as all the friends I'd made only liked me for my money.
  • All-Loving Hero: I really love everything and everyone! Do you wanna hang out? We can play tag, blow bubbles, and jellyfish…
  • And Call Him "George": I'm so affectionate to just about everyone! Okay, maybe too affectionate.
  • Annoying Laugh: What do you mean… "annoying"?
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: I will admit that I can be distracted sometimes, but... oh, hey, a cookie!
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  • Baby's First Words: Mine were "May I take your order?" I also said "Krabby patty!" and "Mmm, yummy!" as an unborn fetus.
  • Badass Adorable: I've even saved the world on quite a few occasions, and I'm the master of KA-RA-TAY! Okay, so I'm not as good as Sandy or that Liu Kang guy, but I still gotta count, right?
  • Befriending the Enemy: I've done this with Plankton before. Too bad it didn't work out. Nevertheless, there's still some good in Plankton!
  • Berserk Button: I may be a simple sponge with a good heart, but do NOT take advantage of my kindness. Squidward (and even Mr. Krabs) just had to learn this the hard way.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: I don't usually get angry, but when I do, watch out. I even choked the life out of Mr. Krabs for not hiring Squidward back over a dime.
  • Born Lucky: Now, I don't wanna brag or anything… but good things usually seem to happen to me at random. Guess a positive attitude goes a long way!
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Yeah, it's happened. There was that mean customer who yelled at me over not getting a drink, Squidward playing that nasty April Fool's prank on me (though my bawling helped with a counter-prank), the time Gary ran away from home, and when I even got fired once or twice!
    • I also felt very hurt when all my friends called me… (grunt) "Idiot Boy"!
  • Broken Ace:
    • I've taken and failed my boating test thirty-eight… no, wait… thirty-nine times! Wait, that was from a while ago. Now, it's… gimme a second to count… oh. That's a lot.
    • The time Bubble Bass made me think I forgot the pickles, I lost my confidence and forgot loads of things.
    • And when Squidward insulted my artwork, I lost my creative genius and could only do it by the book.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: I REALLY LOVE FLIPPING KRABBY PATTIES!!!! And Mr. Krabs says I'm the best! Anyway, let's go jellyfishing!
  • Captain Oblivious: Oblivious? I don't know what that word means. But now that you mention it, I might have heard Squidward call me oblivious before, so it must be a compliment! Thanks, Squiddy, old pal!note 
  • Captain Obvious: Did you know that tropes are blue?
  • Catchphrase: There's "order up", "barnacles", and my favorite, "I'm ready!"
  • Chaste Toons: Did you know I have not one, not two, but three whole nephews?
  • Childhood Brain Damage: How did you know that?!
  • Child Prodigy: I made my very first Krabby Patty back when I was a baby.
  • Class Clown: What? You've gotta be kidding me! I'll have you know that I am indeed a very decent student. Just ask Mrs. Puff. She knows best!
  • Cloudcuckoolander: I just look at the world in a different way. The best way ever!
  • Comically Missing the Point: I thought this was TV TRAIN, as in a choo-choo train!
  • Companion Cube:
    • I have a spatula named Spat!
    • I also fell in love with a Krabby Patty. It was too perfect to eat. It was weird, now that I think about it.
  • Competition Freak: I got so competitive that I didn't want Squidward to win the Employee of the Month award.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: I've gotten manipulated by a lot of bad guys, especially Plankton when he's tried to use me to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula. Rude!
  • Cuddle Bug: I love hugging people!
  • Dark and Troubled Past: I have a cousin named Blackjack who always tormented me. He stopped doing it when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for littering.
  • Determinator: Nothing will stop me from performing my duty for the Krusty Krab, whether it's delivering a pizza or saving Mr. Krabs from an execution! And no matter how long it takes (and how much destruction I may cause), nothing will stop me from getting my boating license!
    • I promise to do my best to keep the Krabby patty formula away from Plankton! And one time when I made a bet with Squidward to not cry for the rest of the day, I managed to hold in my tears all the way until midnight!
  • Depending on the Writer: Huh. I guess writers sure have a hard time portraying me sometimes.
    • For my popularity, the citizens of Bikini Bottom either seem to like me for my kind nature or seem to hate me for being a big goof. Sometimes, I don't think they even know me.
    • When it comes to my fry cooking skills, everyone sees me as either a celebrity chef or just a lowly fry cook.
    • In the past, I was good enough to hold my own against Sandy in KA-RA-TAE (and even beat her), but more recently, Sandy usually wins... easily.
    • Sometimes I'm smart, sometimes… not so much?
    • I can be really civilized, super fancy, and well-organized, but sometimes I just care about having fun!
    • Sometimes, I'm seen as too weak to even lift a twig with marshmallows as dumbbells, but I've also been strong enough to… lift Mr. Krabs off his feet while grabbing him by the neck. Wow.
  • The Ditz: Me? Dumb? Nah. Maybe I'm a bit naï ve, but I'm nowhere near dumb.
  • The Dog Bites Back:
    • There was the time I got back at Squidward for treating me like his personal slave.
    • There was the time I felt bad for writing stories that ruined the lives of other Bikini Bottomites, but Mr. Krabs took Spat from me and demanded that I write the most outlandish story yet. I did, alright. I published in great detail how Mr. Krabs forced me to write the lies that ruined people, who then took their money back from him.
  • Doing It for the Art: I don't work for the Krusty Krab for money (Mr. Krabs hardly pays me and Squidward anyways), I just love making good Krabby Patties and making everyone happy!
  • Drama Queen: I tend to overreact over the smallest things.
  • Dreadful Musician: I claimed to be a master at the bassinet… apparently, I thought wrong. I do way better on the ukelele, though!
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: I acted as this when training Gary for the Snail Olympics. Though I was too harsh on poor Gare-bear.
  • Drives Like Crazy: I haven't earned my license… BUT I WILL SOMEDAY!
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: I bet it's the eyelashes. But do I look like a pretty lady?
  • Easily Forgiven: I'm a very forgiving person to people who have mistreated me. Well, maybe too forgiving.
  • Easily Impressed: Oh, I was impressed by Squidward reading a book. Sure proud he knows how to spend his time.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: My original laugh sounded low and deep instead of the high-pitched one everyone knows me for.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Sure I'm determined to keep the Krabby Patty secret formula from Plankton, but when Mr. Krabs kept scaring him with his fear of whales, I didn't like it and called him out! Too bad I scared off Plankton at the end of the episode while Mr. Krabs completely got away with it! Sorry, everyone! ("Frankendoodle" taught me to watch my Practical Jokes, too.)
    • It's true that I often feel concerned and worry for Squidward at times, such as when he fainted when I invited him to stay at the pineapple when his house burnt down when he didn't make it out of Hotel Halibut when we were forced to evacuate, and not to mention that Sunday when I tried to get his Sunday papers for him and he called me and Patrick out for stealing his pedicure, and I tried to apologize and offer him a cake as a present. Emphasis on try.
  • Even the Loving Hero Has Hated Ones: While I love everyone in Bikini Bottom, the only person I outright can't is Bubble Bass because he made me lose my confidence when he said I forgot the pickles. Turns out later that he hid the pickles under his tongue to mock me! He's even sat on Plankton once when he wasn't doing anything wrong!
  • Evil Laugh: When I met the Strangler.
  • Extreme Doormat: Some people like Plankton say I'm this on occasion. Well, I'm a sponge. I just don't see any reason to be mean.
  • Eye Scream: Sure I tend to get my eyes injured at times.
    • Once I spilled bubble soap in them to entertain some kids. They loved it!
    • I also got mustard and hot sauce in them for fun a few times. It hurt, but it was fun anyway.
    • When I spilled a blob of ketchup and made a mess, I accidentally sprayed my eyes instead.
    • Mr. Krabs once made my eyes burn like they were full of lava thanks to his flashlight.
    • When Patrick and I fled the Toy Barrel, I had a literal eye burn from the sunlight due to spending a long time in the darkness!
    • During the time I got "Stuck in the Wringer", I caught a left black eye.
    • I also accidentally destroyed the entry of Bubble Buddy's hometown, Bubble Town, after getting bubble soap in my eyes.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: A customer ordered a medium soda and I gave him a LARGE! I GAVE HIM A LARGE! I soiled the good Krusty Krab name! SOILED IT! SOILED IT! SOILED IT! SOILED IT! SOILED— hey, why are you poking me? I mean, it tickles, but what do you mean by an "off switch"?
  • Flanderization: Boy, I've become a LOT more naïve and eccentric over the years. And I also let everyone walk over me more! Squidward says the whole town ended up acting a lot more unusual than normal, but I and everyone else calmed down after a while. Maybe Plankton did it?
  • For Happiness: I love to make everyone happy!
  • Genius Ditz: I'm very good at math! 2 plus 2 is 4, and 4 is 2… squared.
  • Good with Numbers: If you need change for a dollar, do you want 4 quarters? Or 10 dimes? Or 20 nickels? Or 100 pennies? Or 1 quarter, 3 dimes, 7 nickels, and 10 pennies?
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: I'm the Gleeful to Squidward's Grumpy. I'm cheerful and optimistic, and I consider Squidward to be my close friend.
  • Grew a Spine: The time Gary got addicted to Snail Bites and I couldn't help but give him more and more until there was none left in the world, Patrick taught me the best way to make him stop was to firmly say "no!"
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: I am yellow and very kind.
  • Healing Factor: Being a sponge, it's obvious.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Patrick is my best friend in the whole wide world! Also, my best friend is Squidward!
  • Horrible Judge of Character: The fandom thinks I'm this about certain people. Come on! Mr. Krabs is such a good boss. Squidward is a good friend! And Mrs. Puff is the nicest teacher in the world!
  • Iconic Outfit: White shirt, brown pants with belt, and black shoes with white socks with blue and red stripes. My pants are as square as yours truly, hence my name!
  • Identity Amnesia: When I ran away from Bikini Bottom after being called "Idiot Boy" so many times, I hit my head and forgot who I was! It was then I assumed the identity of "CheeseHead BrownPants".
  • Idiot Hero: Hey, that's mean!
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: My large blue eyes represent my innocence.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Some feel I ruin everybody's day, mostly Squidward and Mrs. Puff.
  • Jerkass Ball: Looking back, I do regret the times I've become a massive jerk toward the people I care about. I still feel bad about what I did to Gary after I adopted Fluffy as a friend for Gary. Fluffy was the real bad boy and I should've known it!
  • Keet: I'm happy and I'm proud!
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Snail lover, actually, wonder what you mean by that. But I do love my pet snail, Gary!
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Well, I wouldn't say I'm stupid, but while I'm not a genius, I do have a big heart!
  • Loony Fan: I'm a huge fan of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy! And there's Kevin the Sea Cucumber, but he turned out to be a huge jerk!
  • Magnetic Hero: I make friends with almost everyone I come in contact with, including Squidward!
  • Married to the Job: I love working at the Krusty Krab!
  • Mr. Imagination: Imaaginaaations!
  • Multipurpose Tongue: Oh, I can use my tongue for many things! Sandboarding... holding... who knows what?
  • Nice Guy: You know what they say! To get respect, you need to give respect!
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Squidward says that I'm too chummy around him.
  • Nosy Neighbor: Come on! There's no way I would bug Squidward that much!
  • Oblivious to Hatred: What do you mean Squidward hates me? Oh, you mean that? Don't worry, it's no big deal.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Nice as I may seem, but when there are moments that seem far too uptight, then be prepared for me to go full-on serious mode.
  • Papa Wolf: Don't mess with my Gare-bear!
  • The Pollyanna: Always gotta have an attitude of gratitude!
  • Prank Gone Too Far: I love pranks, but I'm not gonna go around being a sadist about it. note  What? I never said anything about you!
  • Prone to Tears: I admit it. I am a crybaby. I once stubbed my toe watering my spice garden and cried for 20 minutes. Apparently, I didn't know I cried longer than that until Squidward brought it up.
  • Rage-Breaking Point: Though I'm usually a good guy when things don't go my way that's when I BLOW MY TOP!
  • Rapid-Fire Nail Biting: I once had a bad habit of biting my nails.
  • Rubber-Hose Limbs: I do this a lot, hence being a sea sponge. In the case of my arms? Hahaha, I guess they're happy!
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Squidward's jokes are funny!
  • Signature Laugh: DAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAH!
  • Small Name, Big Ego: I tend to be full of myself at times. Granted, I'm a sponge and I live underwater anyway.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: I can speak snail language, though a little bit. It's enough to help me understand Gary.
  • Stalker Without A Crush: Stalker? Oh, don't be silly. I don't stalk Squidward. I'm always eager to know what he's doing.
  • Super Gullible: I tend to believe everything I'm told. Once Squidward told me all of Mr. Krabs' secrets when I was acting manager.
  • Supreme Chef: Oh yes! Everyone loves my Krabby Patties! Even Squidward couldn't resist them!
  • Taking Advantage of Generosity: Sadly, people often take advantage of my kindness. Like that time Squidward wouldn't leave my house to find another job and treated me like his personal slave or that time everyone in Bikini Bottom used my flying abilities to do the simplest tasks like picking out a tie.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: In the later seasons, I've become more aware that life isn't all sunshine and rainbows. I'm starting to see through people's manipulations and I will put my foot down when Mr. Krabs goes too far in his abuse of his authority.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Krabby Patties! K-R-A-B-B-Y P-A-T-T-Y says I!
  • The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: I remember encountering Mermaid Mannote . He wanted to stop me from saving Bikini Bottom from the clutches of Plankton because he thinks I was the one destroying it. If only I could have stopped him from attacking me, we might've been great buddies. Sorry Water Man. I hope you enjoy my drawn tombstone for you.
  • Undying Loyalty: I'm fully dedicated to the Krusty Krab, and Mr. Krabs is a great boss!
  • Unknown Rival: Plankton is also normally a very close friend of mine, depending on if he is trying to steal the Krabby Patty formula again.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite how much of a grouch Squidward is, he's still a great friend! (Squidward: No! We are not friends, you buffoon!) See, Squidward agrees with me! (Squidward: *sigh* You people really need to come to my page.)
  • Workaholic: I love working at the Krusty Krab so much that I would go insane if I was forced to take the day off or worse, take a vacation.
  • Would Hit a Girl: I mean, ka-ra-tay with Sandy is just a game, right?

Well, that's about all you need to know about me! Thank you so much for reading and be sure to visit Squidward's page when and if you have any spare time! Now if you'll excuse me, I gotta go and get back to work flipping those patties.

Alternative Title(s): Sponge Bob Square Pants Sponge Bob Square Pants

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