Plankton is one of the animated characters in the cartoon series, SpongeBob SquarePants; he is the owner of the Chum Bucket restaurant competing for customers with Krabs’ rival business. It is only in an episode like Plankton’s Army that viewers learn the full name of the character: Sheldon J. Plankton. Not even his computer wife Karen knows the full name of her husband. When she finds out together with the rest of us, she is terribly amused by it, making Plankton feel really embarrassed. The funny part about this character consists in his continuous attempts to steal Mr. Krabs secret recipe.

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Sheldon Plankton plays the smallest of the characters in SpongeBob SquarePants, being able to fit into SpongeBob’s hand. This one-eyed zooplankter is easy to recognize by his voice too, that will surprise the first time viewer with its deep tonalities. In a funny episode, within an equally funny context, Plankton is very close to becoming Mr. Krabs’ stepfather: now, picture that! In the movie version of the animation, Plankton finally succeeds in stealing the Krusty Krabs’ secret recipe and he is the happiest zooplankter in the world. Unfortunately, SpongeBob ruins his dream of world domination.

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The life goals of the character are definitely in clear contradiction with his appearance. Who would expect mighty things from the jelly green bean-shaped creature that is 99% evil and only 1% good. The flaws of his nature keep him away from getting hands on the Krabby Patty formula, because he makes stupid mistakes out of impatience and too much haste. Jealous and sneaky, Plankton forgets that once, Mr. Krabs used to be his friend and the only one who didn’t laugh at him and protected him against the others. Plankton’s anger is often targeting SpongeBob whom he thinks to be too silly and babyish, and who on top of everything knows the ingredients of the Krabby Patty recipe.


Plankton is the only villain and antagonist character in SpongeBob SquarePants. He makes all sorts of major plans to achieve his goals and usually gets to work with characters that are much stronger in terms of physical appearance; actually, the fact that he is so small does not prevent him to have a huge ego and a really self-deceptive perception. From a certain perspective, Plankton wins viewers over by his miserable failures at getting something that seems so important for him. Plankton really makes the animation series a lot spicier.

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