Top 10 Best SpongeBob SquarePants Characters

The Top Ten
1 Squidward Tentacles Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character voiced by actor Rodger Bumpass in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Even though Squidward's no longer my favorite in SpongeBob SquarePants, I still respect and like him because his personality is like mine in these ways.

1. He's uptight, sarcastic, cynical, moody, serious, mature, and ill-tempered.

2. He can't stand SpongeBob and Patrick due to their excessive mischief.

3. He hates Mr. Krabs for abusing him.

4. He can relate to Mrs. Puff due their hatred for that damn SpongeBob.

As I typed earlier, Squidward's being serious is one of the reasons that I like him. And I like serious character because I can relate to them. I don't like funny characters very much because they bug the hell out of me just as people who claim that Squidward is funny does. They're delusional if they think he's funny.

Since I'm similar to Squidward, I wish that I could beat the hell out outta Patrick 'n' SpongeBob because of how inconsiderate they are to that octopus. Why, I remember being antagonized by bullies who used humor as an ...more

Where do I start with the Squidster? He's one of the most AMAZING people ever. I love his clarinet playing, art, and especially his dances, like in Culture Shock. I feel sorry for him, especially in Modern Spongebob. Squidward's actions feel completely justified, I want him to win! If Squidward gets tortured without a justified reason then the episode is bad. Examples of these terrible episodes include Culture Shock, A Place For Pets, Bunny Hunt, and especially Ink Lemonade. Episodes where he wins are great, such as Skill Crane and Band Geeks.

Squidward said it best when he said his art was "too good for this low-brow museum".

Squidward is easily the best character on the Show, in both classic and modern SpongeBob. In classic SpongeBob, he's a lovable jerk who is punished for his bad actions, and deep down cares for his friends.

In Modern SpongeBob, he's the only character left with any Morality (besides Gary). I mean Patrick has admitted he is stupid on purpose, SpongeBob stalks and harasses Squidward, Mr. Krabs gleefully tried to drive someone to suicide, Planktons the villain, Sandy is completely immoral in her pursuit of science, and even the town is mean. But Squidward is just a normal guy, and is beaten down by the world. He's the only relatable one left, and I admire him for that.

Squidward is my all-time favorite character in Spongebob because of his seriousness. He likes living a calm, peaceful, and elegant life, and dabbles in the arts, like me. He may have a cynical mood sometimes, but he sticks up for Spongebob in "Pizza Delivery" and cares about people that treat him nicely. He also feels unappreciated, and he is. Honestly, other people in Bikini Bottom don't even pay attention to the things he does! Unfair! Squidward works so hard and so much to get people's attention and get at least a little credit. Does he get it? No. Sadly, he is left unappreciated. I can see why he wants to be alone so much, living around such awful company. I also understand his annoyance with Spongebob. In the episode "Tentacle Vision", Spongebob and everybody else LITERALLY enters his home during a TV SHOW! Then they party all night when Squidward is just trying to rest in his OWN HOME. Disgusting. Squidward is the number one best character in Spongebob. I don't understand how ...more

2 Patrick Star Patrick Star is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, and he is one of the 10 main characters in the show. He is voiced by actor Bill Fagerbakke, who also voices numerous other characters on the show. Created and designed by marine biologist and cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg, the series creator, Patrick first appeared on television in the show's pilot episode "Help Wanted" on May 1, 1999. more.

Please tell me you guys think Patrick is the CUTTEST star fish ever seen. Patrick isn't my ONLY favorite Spongebob Squarepants character. Spongebob is my favorite character too, I have 2 favorites on this show. Patrick is really dumb, but that's what makes him funny, and funny is what makes him cute, and his cuttness is what makes him popular on this show, and all that makes him an ADORABLE star fish most peaple can't resist. Same thing for spongebob. Oh and spongebob is the CUTTEST SPONGE ever seen. If only I could vote twice.

I think Patrick is a great character. He is my favorite but he has had some bad moments like in The Card where he created chaos for fun. And the time he took care of Gary In Pet Sitter Pat. Or when he got spongebob stuck in the wringer. But still I love Patrick he always makes me laugh and without Patrick the show wouldn't have been a success

Patrick is an awesome character. He makes the show funny, and he can function without the top of his head. He can also eat Plankton's Chum Sticks without getting sick. "A bit dry and flavorless. I'll take 2 dozen! ". I also like his face freeze, he also looks funny like that. He also acts sympathetic, unlike Krabs.

Okay, only the OLD Patrick was funny, and the one you grew up with. From seasons 1-3, Patrick was a dumb character, but dumb enough to make you laugh. Now, the new Patrick sucks! The series 4-9 Patrick is so dumb, that whenever I see him, I want to throw the T.V. out the window! Well, at least Patrick was good once...

3 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is a fictional character and the titular character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.

Spongebob is my second favorite. True, he (along with Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Mrs. Puff, and Sandy) was terrible in the later seasons, but if I had to rank them all based on terribleness of the latest seasons, Spongebob would be least. Observe:
1. Mr. Krabs
2. Patrick
3. Mrs. Puff
4. Sandy
5. Spongebob

SpongeBob SquarePants is a lot like your typical adult. He works at a fast-food/restaurant place, yet he "keeps his head up" and likes to have fun. He is an opposite to Squidward, a cynical, sad, nihilistic squid who also works at a dead end job. In this way, SpongeBob proves that you can still have fun and be optimistic, innocent while being an adult and having responsibilities.

He's the star of the show! Even though his personality traits have gone to mush in the later seasons, he was much more relatable in the first 3 seasons despite his childish personality and occasionally dimwitted nature. At least in earlier seasons, he had some form of maturity and adulthood that gave episodes better development.

SpongeBob SquarePants, you ROCK! You and Squidward and all these amazing characters here are #1! No matter how many times people say you're annoying, you're the best person Bikini Bottom has ever met! You rule! Keep being awesome! You're so good at making the world smile! We love you SpongeBob!

4 Sheldon J. Plankton Sheldon James Plankton, or simply Plankton, is a character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Plankton: Ah, come on, kid. You asked me that already. Now quit wasting my time!

Mable: Hey, you can't talk to my son that way! Who do you think you are?

Plankton: I'm Plankton, you old hag. And your son smells like boogers.

Truck Driver: Hey, you can't talk about my wife that way. What do you think this is?

Plankton: I think it's time for you to lose some weight, fatty. That's what this is.

Mary: Hey, you can't talk to my grandson like that. Someone oughta put you in a mental hospital.

Plankton: Someone should put you in a box floating down the river, Grandma!

Mary: You're probably right.

I love this scene!

I love Sheldon J. Plankton he is hilarious and evil and he makes me want the Krusty Krab to shut down. I hope one day he does get the formula he deserves it he works so hard for that and Mr. Krabs is a jerk who wouldn't let his best friend share the least bit of credit for his success. I just wish he would give a bit more credit to Karen but other than that he is amazing. Squidward Quincy Tentacles is my second favorite and I love him to (hard decision) Squidward's hot! So is Plankton (he just needs more height)

I remember in 'Chum bucket supreme', when Plankton made that machine that made a 'Ka-Ching! ' Noise every time he sold some chum. It made Mr Krabs cry. That is one of my favourite SB moments ever! Times like this make you realise that Plankton is a great villain and can be very funny. I feel he has a well developed personality and, despite his evilness, can be very soft (see 'Plankton's Pet', and whenever he's around Karen). Quite often, Plankton makes Krabs cry. That makes me, and the other Krabs haters out there happy :) So I'm Team Chum Bucket and I am as devoted to he and Karen as a Twilight fangirl is devoted to Team Edward or Jacob. Characters like Plankton give the series an extra something that makes him stand out. The only Character funnier (NOT better, though) is Patrick Star.

I feel sorry for Plankton, he is not as greedy as Mr Krabs. He doesn't want to get the Krabby Patty Formula to take over the world, he just wants to get the formula to see the ingredients of how to make a Krabby Patty so he can make them and people will go to hiis restaurant. Mr Krabs is so greedy and selfish and he abuses Plankton too much. Plankton always tried to get the Formula and have more customers but he always failed. I prefer Plankton more than Mr Krabs.

5 Sandy Cheeks Sandra "Sandy" Cheeks is a fictional character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Sandy is a squirrel from Texas and then she went to Bikini Bottom! We first saw her in Tea and The Treedome. She is such a loving character to Spongebob and Patrick and she is super strong. She even tried to risk her life from The Alaskan Bull Worm. What a good character! In my opinion, She has became one of the shows best characters

In my opinion, I hate sandy because she's sometimes rude to SpongeBob, like calling him "that SpongeBob is as dumb as a sack of peanuts". and she is so narcissistic about her "brains". in my opinion, SpongeBob is smarter than her.

Oh, how she is now my top favorite since the day I watched SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of The Water, and even though she is in 5th (November 23 2020) she is the favorite of my favorites. I also like her attitude, she is not mean rude, and has a big heart and yet she is not bland, annoying and boring, oh how it excites this 11 year old boy to see her. I've only watched 2 seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants seasons 6 and 7 and even her rarely being in those episodes she is still #1 in my picks. (I do not want a fight in the votes I only want people to vote on whomever they wanna vote.) -MiguelEthan

I love Sandy because she is From Texas like me and I thought that was so cool when I was little. She is a funny, daredevil, squirrel! And she is great at karate!

6 Gary the Snail Gerald´╗┐ "Gary" Wilson Jr. is a fictional character who is a pet snail owned by SpongeBob SquarePants in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Gary is OK for me (or a bit less than OK). I find this character severely overrated. There are some episodes which Squidward is attacked by the not-so-innocent pet, and of course, Plankton, is attacked by this snail too. Look, for example, in "Pineapple Invasion", Gary attacks Plankton, because he tried to steal the formula. Don't get me wrong guys, I know that Gary was almost eaten by Puffy Fluffy, but this snail isn't an angel.

Gary is great. Possibly the cutest thing under the sea.

Even though most his appearances are cameos, you'll need the tissues once he's gone (Have You Seen This Snail? )

Gary has a personality much like Shaun the Sheep. He's speechless, yet highly intelligent which makes him a fun character to watch.

I don't know about Gary. He seems to not enjoy SpongeBob's company that much. I can't tell because all he says is meow.

7 Eugene H. Krabs Eugene H. Krabs, or simply Mr. Krabs, is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Can't believe everybody hates him just because of One Coarse Meal. Trust me, I hate him too, but he was good in the pre movie episodes since he was caring of his employees. Like in the Suds where he tells Spongebob to go home and get some rest. In "Born Again Krabs" he is cheap and sells Spongebob for 62 cents, but Squidward chews him out for it, and when he realizes what he has done, he gets incredibly upset about it and learns that people are more important than money, so he begs for Spongebob back. Character Development, folks! I miss the old Krabs. And if he can get hate for "One Coarse Meal", than Patrick can get hate for "Yours, Mine, and Mine" and "The Fish Bowl".

Even though pre-season-6 Mr. Krabs was much more of a tolerable and lovable character, I simply can't forgive him for how much of a dick he became in later seasons. Mr. Krabs is completely cruel and greedy and the fact that he's never antagonized in most of his episodes makes him one of the worst characters in any cartoon.

Come one people, One Coarse Meal isn't the only episode on this show. Mr. Krabs was a good character just like Patrick was. But now both of them have been involved in torture based episodes. So why does Patrick get 1st place despite all that and Krabs gets this?

I know everyone hates him because of One Coarse Meal, but he was the funniest character in seasons 1-3. Besides, why does everyone hate him so much after One Coarse Meal, but Patrick was arguably just as bad in Ink Lemonade, but then people give him a pass?

8 Barnacle Boy Barnacle Boy is a fictional character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He is voiced by Tim Conway.

I like him better than Mermaid Man because of his similarities to Squidward, who I also like. Since those tall and skinny guys are humorless like me, they're cool in my book. But then again, I like folks with no sense of humor depending on who they are.

Dude BATMAN voiced him! Mermaid Man is completely senile and Barnacle Boy is like the useless sidekick!

I love heroes. However, I liked them younger

He never failed to make me laugh pre-movie.

9 The Flying Dutchman The Flying Dutchman is a recurring character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

The Flying Dutchman is the best. He embodies subtle hilarity and expresses slight tolerance for the annoying antics of the main characters. Plus, what would the show be without him? Not much different, actually. But there would be no perfume department, no fly of despair, no Davy Jones' locker, no motivational video about "the power within," no howling scene, and more. The Flying Dutchman added more potential for the show to actually be funny.

He's the only SpongeBob character to not have any terrible episodes yet.

I still don't know why he has an entire Macy's Perfume Department on his ship.

Classic spongebob character, why would this show be without him?

10 Mermaid Man Mermaid Man is a fictional character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He was voiced by Ernest Borgnine from 1999 to his death in 2012.

Mermaid Man- Your mother's right son. Mermaid man will understand.
Barnacle Boy- *Flips him off*

He is so funny and dumb

The Contenders
11 Mrs. Puff Mrs. Puff is a fictional character appearing in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants and both films based on the franchise.

It was okay to have her around for a couple episodes, but now she's literally just what would happen if you removed all the untortured parts of Squidward and what would be left. It looks like her only purpose is to get tortured eternally by Spongebob and never get peace. I hope one of these days Spongebob just gets his drivers license and she finally can rest in peace.

Worst character in SpongeBob, the show would do better without her. She is definitely not funny, wants to kill SpongeBob and is insane. The show needs to get rid of her because it spoils the humour that Patrick, Mr Krabs and SpongeBob (etc) add to the show.

Ms. Puff is usually a good character, but her behavior was terrible in the episode "Demolition Doofus" where she tries to kill Spongebob.

She used to get torture episodes, but now I think she's just crazy. I don't think people should hate because of "Demolition Doofus" since Squidward ALSO tried to kill SpongeBob.

12 Larry the Lobster Larry the Lobster is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Larry is important too, you know! He actually debuted before Plankton.

"SpongeBob, you are so righteous. Will you sign my pants? "

Underrated in my opinion. This guy needs to be closer to the top.

He doesn't play a big role in either of the movies. I want him to appear more

Sandy makes him look weak, and pathetic.

13 Patchy the Pirate Patchy the Pirate is a fictional character who is a pirate appearing in many SpongeBob SquarePants specials and major events, as the "host" of these. He is the president of the SpongeBob SquarePants Fan Club and is portrayed by SpongeBob's voice actor, Tom Kenny. He resides in a small home in Encino, California.

I really like the patchy the Pirate! He's pretty much the best part of the show for me. (I like seeing him do cool stuff like being in a cave, going on a treasure hunt, And having a fit about SpongeBob)

I love Patchy! He's funny, and he makes SpongeBob unique. The only things I liked about the episode Truth or Square were the Patchy scenes.

I love Patchy the Pirate! The guy's hilarious and awesome! Plus, he's played by Tom Kenny, the same person who voices SpongeBob!

He should be in the top 15. Not #23! Patchy is awesome! And he's really funny! Especially in the episodes Party Pooper Pants & Ugh!

14 Fred Rechid Fred Rechid is a background character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He is best known for screaming "My leg!" in certain situations.

Hey all you people, hey all you people, hey all you people won't you listen to me? I just hurt my leg. No ordinary pain, but pain that hurts really really badly. MY LEG!

That guy's awesome! He always gets hurt and no one ever sees him. I think in one of the episodes, they should show his appearance. I bet everybody including me wants to see him.

He's better than any of the main or recurring characters.
Yes, a mainly background one, is the best.
I mean, he's the guy behind "My leg! ", "Deuueaugh", "Revv up those fryers", and many more amazing quotes.
Plankton and Squidward are my other favorites.

Even though he is a flat character he is still one of my favourites. Along with Patrick Star and Squidward and Gary too.

15 Karen Valencia Plankton

She is better the plankton! She is nicer and smarter than plankton! Girl, you should have a good long chat with him!

Pretty well-developed. I like her relationship with Plankton.

Since when did Karen have a middle name?

Karen has a middle name?

16 DoodleBob DoodleBob is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, who appears in the episode "Frankendoodle" as the main antagonist.

Look at him he makes me sick just looking at him. Those big bulgy eyes, that square body, those two buck teeth and that stupid tie. But it looks good on Spongebob though.

He deserves to beat number 1 he is the funniest and coolest character in spongebob the only problem. He only wants to defeat spongebob.

From FrankenDoodle Doodlebob is a fantastic villain who erases anything and everything in his way. I just wish the new writers would bring Doodlebob back.

I really liked DoodleBob, I think that he is a great character. It is unfortunate that he is in for only 1 episode.

17 Squilliam Fancyson Squilliam Fancyson is a fictional character in American animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. He is a rival of Squidward Tentacles. He appears in the episodes Band Geeks and Squilliam Returns as the main antagonist. He is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.

Yes Squilliam is a jerk, but he's an antagonist and he's supposed to be a jerk.

I hate him with a passion!

I love jerks x)

18 Man Ray

He's the arch-nemisis of Mermaid Man and Barnacle boy, who are parodies of Aquaman and Aqualad. You simply cannot go wrong what that!

One of the best villains. I only like him in that one episode with the tickle belt

He is even cooler than most of the marvel and D. C villains, he is underrated he should be higher up on the list

19 Tom Smith Tom Smith is a background character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. His most famous appearance is in "Chocolate with Nuts" when he started chasing after SpongeBob and Patrick trying to buy all of their chocolate, screaming "CHOCOLATE!", which has become a popular more.

Very funny chocolate guy

20 Patrick Not-Star Patrick Not-Star is a character who appears in the episode "Hide and Then What Happens?" of cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants.

This guy shouldn't be this high since he only appears for 30 seconds, but I still like him. He teaches a very good moral, it's ok to lose as long as you had fun playing. No offense though, we were probably taught this lesson in preschool.

If he's Patrick Not-Star, then why is he a star? Shouldn't he be a triangle?

He only appeared like 15 seconds why is he #18?!

He was from hide and then what happens?

21 Old Man Jenkins Old Man Jenkins is a fictional character voiced by actor Dee Bradley Baker in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

This is not Old Man Jenkins, this is Old Man Walker. The real Old Man Jenkins is the one from Senior Discount, and I'm not even sure if he is on the list. by the way, Hans is great as well.

"I told you nothing good would come from city folk and there flying machines! " My favorite line!

See you later, bran flakes!

Very funny old fish

22 Hoopla Fish

Poor kid dies when he gets hit by a brick.

23 Perch Perkins

He's both purple AND orange, they just changed him to orange for the show for a decade or so because of a wall that prevented new-to-movie elements (save for a Goofy Goober reference) in the show.

Is he the blue fish or the orange fish?

A fish that talks with fish lips!

24 The Hash-Slinging Slasher

All he wanted was a job at the Krusty Krab...

He comes and kills you with his spatula hand. He used to work at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza too

I love that episode it is great!

Great scary character sike nah he got spongebob and squid ward good

25 Narrator

Are you talking about the French narrator voiced by Tom Kenny?

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