Black John Licorice

Black John Licorice

Black John Licorice is an undead pirate, that was once human, made out of black licorice who appears in Operation: L.I.C.O.R.I.C.E.. He was the captain of Stickybeard when he was young and loves candy above anything else.

He was voiced by Marc Graue.


When traveling in search of candy, Black John and his crew came upon an island of licorice trees, which they promptly cut down and stole. This cursed Black John and his crew, causing all of the stolen licorice to turn from red to black, and the pirates to become skeleton-like licorice figures alive only at night and collapse into piles of licorice bones by day.

Eventually, the Licorice Pirates went to a gypsy, who gave them a magical seed which would cause the licorice trees to grow back and break the curse. Before they could plant it, however, dawn broke and they became lifeless skeletons. Just before sunset that same day, Stickybeard and Heinrich Von Marzipan, his cabin boy at the time, came to the island, where they found the bones of the Licorice Pirates. Heinrich took the seed out of Black John's hand out of curiosity, just before the pirates came back to life and chased after Stickybeard and Heinrich before they managed to escape.

Later, while Heinrich was incarcerated in the KND Artic Prison, Black John appeared and kidnapped him/her. Heinrich reveals that he/she ate the seed, and Black John decides to plant him/her at the top of the licorice tree, causing the seed to grow in his/her stomach and killing him/her in the process. Before this can be done, however, Stickybeard and Numbuh 5 arrive at the island and rescue Heinrich, escaping when the morning arrives and the pirates "die".

However, at the very end of the episode, Black John's ship is seen heading towards the Arctic Prison for Heinrich once again.


  • Black John Licorice is a parody of Hector Barbossa.
    • Geoffrey Rush, who played Barbossa, was offered to voice Black John, but didn't because his rate was expensive.


           KNDLogo Villains

Main Villains: Father | The Delightful Children From Down The Lane | Mr. Boss

Recurring Villains: Toiletnator | Mr. Wink & Mr. Fibb | Count Spankulot | Gramma Stuffum | Stickybeard | Knightbrace | Common Cold | Mr. Fizz | Crazy Old Cat Lady | Professor XXXL | Chester | Henrietta Von Marzipan | Mega Mom & Destructo Dad

Adult Villains: The Proper Patrol | Mrs. Goodwall | Mr. Mogul | The Great Puttinski | Nurse Claiborne | Cheese Shogun Roquefort | Coach Wetterhahn | Mrs. Dirt | Robin Food | Dodgeball Wizard | Black John Licorice | Principal Sauerbraten | Principal Smelling

Teen Ninjas: The Steve | Cree Lincoln | Chad Dickson | Justin Cavallero | Numbuh 12

Destructively Nefarious Kids: Negative Numbuh 1 | Negative Numbuh 2 | Negative Numbuh 3 | Negative Numbuh 4 | Negative Numbuh 5 | Eizzil Enived | Negative Numbuh 86

KND Splinter Cell: Numbuh Infinity | Numbuh 74.239 | Numbuh 48 Flavors

Child Villains: Madame Margaret | King Sandy | Six-Gum Gang | Interesting Twins From Beneath the Mountain | James Nixon McGarfield | Anna Worthington | Valerie | Annoyingly Cute Triplets Who Lived Upon the Hill | Numbuh 30c | Munshi Saban | Windsor | Girl Squad | Crayon Boy

Organization: Parent Teacher Organization of Eradicating Youngsters | Six-Gum Gang | Senior Citizen Squad | Rowdy Hooligans From Across the Square

Monsters: Ice Cream Monster | Mutant Lice | Great White Asparagus | Slamwitch | Delightful Reaper

Others: Grandfather | Laura Limpen | Ice Cream Men | Leaky Leona | Sinister Felines From Atop the Litterbox | Strike (OK K.O! Lets be Heroes)

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