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|“||Name's Dennis! I've been hired to exterminate you.||„|
|~ Dennis introducing himself when he and SpongeBob and Patrick meet up.|
|“||Come on, kid, give it up! Dennis always gets his man!||„|
|~ Dennis as he is preparing to kill SpongeBob.|
He was voiced by Alec Baldwin, who also played Fred Frenger Junior in Miami Blues, Jed Hill in Malice, Nick Kudrow in Mercury Rising, Mark Cordell in The Juror, Donald Trump in Saturday Night Live, Makunga in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Kennebrew Beauregard in BlackKk Klansman, Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross, and Larry Quinn in The Cat in the Hat. In the video game, he was voiced by Fred Tatasciore, who also played The Mawgu.
Dennis is a tall and slender fish who has olive green skin. He usually wears a black cowboy-type hat, a gray shirt, a black vest with the word "DENNIS" on his back, a pair of silver shoulder pauldrons, a right-hand fingerless spiked glove, a pair of black sunglasses, a red neckerchief which covers his mouth, black trousers, a dark gray utility belt with a skull symbol, and a pair of black boots with spikes underneath. When Dennis is crushed by the Cyclops, his clothes are damaged and ragged, he also has eyes with black irises and a mouth reveals sharp and pointy teeth. His appearance was inspired by various motorbike gang members.
Dennis is portrayed as a fearmongering and homicidal sadist who never shows mercy towards his targets. He is a vituperative and bloodthirsty assassin who supposedly tries to slaughter SpongeBob and Patrick and prevent them from bringing the crown to King Neptune. Despite this, he's ready to let his victims go if they're able to bribe him such as when he grabs SpongeBob's money and says "It's gonna take a lot more than five...", which shows that he is willing to let them go but it is unknown what the exact amount is because he noticed that SpongeBob gave him Goofy Goober Dollars which are obviously not currency. He's murderous since he says "Dennis always gets his man!", which implies that Dennis successfully killed all of his previous victims.
Despite his sadism, Dennis sometimes presents himself as a professional. Not only is he ready to spare his targets if they pay him an unknown sum of money, but he is somewhat affable when not angry. However, he generally only does this because as a hitman, he must present himself as a normal being to avoid detection. He proves that he is more than willing to murder people who aren't his targets if they cross him. He seems to show some slight respect to his victims such as when he says that SpongeBob has guts after he jumped to David Hasselhoff's other leg.
Powers and Abilities
Dennis is an experienced bounty hunter, claiming to having always succeeded in killing his targets. He is strong enough to rip the mouths off of others, catapult a heavy thug high into the air with a single punch, and even travel along the ocean while still stuck to a boot. He's very durable too, having survived getting stepped on by a human, and is quite fast, having caught up to Spongebob without him noticing. He can also grow a mustache instantly on command. For equipment, Dennis had a motor-bike which he was proficient in riding, boots with retractable spikes on the bottoms and a knife.
In the video game, he had a multitude of knives to throw at his opponent and once used Spongbob as a bat.
Dennis's past is unknown, but he was a infamous assassin who claims to have always succeeded in destroying his targets. Plankton had apparently heard of him and prepared to hire him when the time arrived.
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
After Plankton had stolen King Neptune's crown and framed Mr. Krabs for it, Spongebob and Patrick volunteered to retrieve the crown from the forbidden land of Shell City in exchange for Krab's life. Afraid that they might succeed at this and expose him as the real thief, Plankton contacts Dennis and assigns him the mission of locating and eliminating the duo.
Dennis first appears in the film riding hard on Spongebob's trail. Just on the outskirts of Bikini Bottom, he inspects left behind sesame seeds from the Patty Wagon and the two gasoline workers insult his hat. Annoyed by this, he literally pulls their mouths off before resuming his search for SpongeBob and Patrick. He then follows the duo's trail to the Thug Tug, where he finds that SpongeBob and Patrick blew some bubbles before causing a fight. As he blows a bubble to verify that Spongebob and Patrick were there, Dennis meets up with Victor and his thugs, who threaten him for blowing a bubble, but Dennis just punches Victor into the Thug Tug, sinking it before leaving to find his prey. He is then seen riding through a road littered with the bones left behind by the Frogfish, crushing one of the skulls in his hand.
SpongeBob and Patrick first encounter Dennis for the first time after they had managed to escape a monster-infested trench. He informs them that he had been hired to kill them, but they laugh it off while still under the illusion that they are men (on account of Mindy tricking them that she made them older with her "Mermaid Magic" by putting seaweed on their lips to resemble mustaches). Dennis then reveals the lie by removing their fake mustaches, making them lose confidence and become afraid. When SpongeBob asks why Dennis wants to kill him and Patrick, Dennis explains Plankton hired him to do so, and in his overconfidence, he accidentally reveals to his victims that Plankton was the one who stole the crown and sent it to Shell City. Dennis then lifts up his foot to crush the duo with his "big" spike boot, laughing maniacally as he is about to murder them, only to be crushed by the Cyclops' "bigger boot".
After the events at Shell City, SpongeBob and Patrick escape and ride on the backside of David Hasselhoff, who speedily swims through the ocean in order to send them back to Bikini Bottom. During the middle of the swim, SpongeBob and Patrick see the boot of the Cyclops that he stepped on Dennis with. It stops behind his foot and lifts back to show Dennis, who is squished into a green pulp like Plankton always does when somebody steps on him. Dennis then detaches from the boot and onto Hasselhoff, revealing that he is still alive. Patrick prepares to stand his ground, but Dennis knocks the starfish away and then tries to kill SpongeBob. After failing to get away from Dennis, Spongebob attempts to bribe the assassin by offering five Goober Dollars, but Dennis wasn't fooled by the childish currency and grabs SpongeBob by the throat. The latter then offers some bubbles liquid for him, and the bubbles blow into the hitman's eyes, making him to toss away SpongeBob. After Patrick manages to catch his friend, the enraged Dennis then corners the duo on Hasselhoff's heel. As Dennis prepares to crush SpongeBob and Patrick with his cleated boot, he suddenly hears the honk of a boat's horn. Dennis turns around to see, to his horror, Hasselhoff swimming straight towards a catamaran. Dennis is struck by the catamaran and his fate remains unknown.
He also made a non-physical cameo in a wanted poster in the SpongeBob episode "Call the Cops", but this doesn't solve Dennis' fate as The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is the finale of the series.
- As The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is chronologically the finale, Dennis was never seen again for the rest of the franchise. However, he later made a non-physical cameo on a wanted poster in "Call the Cops".
- Despite being hired by Plankton, Dennis was never seen interacting with him on-screen.
- Dennis can breathe outside of water without any trouble, although this could be because he was under the Cyclops' boot for some time and the boot sped through the water, thus giving Dennis more moisture.
- Although he is the secondary antagonist of the film, Dennis is shown to be dangerous and much more evil than Plankton and any of the other villains as he appears to take things seriously with his victims, especially he soon became a fan favorite.
- Alec Baldwin accepted to play Dennis because his children were fans of the series.
- Dennis' defeats were due to luck only.