Top 8 SpongeBob Villains

SpongeBob villains come in all shapes and sizes. The SpongeBob SquarePants series is never short of exciting villains whose evil actions have profoundly impacted the life of our favorite hero, SpongeBob.

SpongeBob and Plankton

Who is on your top list of SpongeBob evil characters? Here are our top eight (8) SpongeBob Squarepants villains in the entire series.

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His full name is Sheldon J. Plankton, and he is one of the main SpongeBob super villains of the animated comedy television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Plankton persistently plots to steal the Krabby Patty formula together with his aware computer wife, Karen.

They both run a profitless restaurant named the Chum Bucket. His restaurant is located just across from the Krusty Krab. Though he is the smallest character in the series, he dreams of stealing the formula to attain world domination.

Man Ray

To restrain his fury, Man Ray has to be kept frozen in Tartar Sauce until he meets SpongeBob and Patrick, who free him of deception. He is considered one of the most challenging enemies of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.

Man Ray from SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon

Aquaman’s archenemy, Black Manta, inspires man, Ray. He possesses a variety of weapons and presents an ominous threat to both Mermaid Man and SpongeBob.


He is an evil assassin that Plankton hired to rid of SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star, who both embarked on a journey to prevent Eugene H. Krabs’ wrongful execution.

Dennis from SpongeBob SquarePants movie

Dennis is a strong villain who likes to rip people’s faces. He almost successfully killed SpongeBob and Patrick; if only the Cyclops didn’t stomp him.

Flying Dutchman

The Dutchman is a reappearing character in the show whose ghostly presence terrifies Bikini Bottom. He glows in green and wears a pirate hat and a handbag with a mark that says, “soul.”

SpongeBob Patrick and The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman continues to spook the seven seas for revenge on people who made him a dummy mannequin when he died. He is powerful enough to change shape and even warp reality causing terror beyond imagining.


Cyclops is a human hardhat diver who captures sea creatures to sell in a gift shop in Shell City. He is one of the cruelest villains that SpongeBob encountered, and he seems to enjoy hurting animals. For some reason, he never takes off his scuba attire, even on land.

Cyclops from SpongeBob SquarePants movie

Flats the Flounder

The flounder fish is a sadistic bully who can not reciprocate SpongeBob’s friendship but tortures him instead. He appeared in season 3 as SpongeBob’s classmate in Mrs. Puff’s Boating School.

SpongeBob and Flats the Flounder

Flats the Flounder can torture SpongeBob psychologically as he continuously announces that he wants to kick his butt. Flounder can not hurt SpongeBob physically because he’s a sponge.

Dirty Bubble

He is one of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy’s powerful enemies, along with Man Ray.

Dirty Bubble is a giant, transparent, brown bubble that confidently proclaimed himself a supervillain in Bikini Bottom. His power allows him to trap and incapacitate victims inside his bubble.

Dirty Bubble from SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon

Fortunately, he can be easily blown out by sharp objects.

Tattletale Strangler

The Tattletale Strangler is an army green fish with a distinctive brow, brown hair, and teeth as sharp as a shark’s. He is a well-known criminal who even the bravest fish in Bikini Bottom fears.

SpongeBob and The Tattletale Strangler

Breaking the law is his favorite pastime, and he would not think twice about strangling his victims.

Who do you think is the top SpongeBob bad guy?

Check out one of SpongeBob’s most popular episodes about the future, SB-129, SpongeBob’s Spatulas, Gary, and Jellyfish Jam, for more SpongeBob lists.

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Brandon Crombar

Brandon Crombar

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Brandon is an animation enthusiast and animated film critic. He has been writing about animation since 2013 to celebrate animated movies, characters, and songs. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King.


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