The story of the greedy Mr. Krabs, one of the iconic characters of Nickelodeon's popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.


Eugene Harold Krabs was born with the blood of a pirate. His grandfather, Redbeard the pirate, mostly taught and raised him. During his preteen years, he took over the family ship, the Krusty Krab. However, he realized he was not making a profit, so he decided to run away with his grandfather's last words haunting him, "A pirate never lies". He then joined the Pacific Navy. Krabs earned the nickname Armor Abs Krabs, and the title of being the manliest of the crew. His shipmates were Torpedo Belly, Mutton Chop, Iron Eye, and Lockjaw Jones. Krabs's manhood began after the war, where he was secluded in the deep depression that seemed endless. His luck changed when he bought a local bankrupt retirement home, "The Rusty Krab", which he decided to turn into a restaurant, adding a K to "Rusty", thus making it the Krusty Krab after his pirate ship. He decided to go into business, selling his family's Krabby Patty burgers. The Krusty Krab was extremely successful from the beginning, and has for years stood as Bikini Bottom's premiere daytime eatery. Said success resulted in Krabs becoming greedier over time.

At some point of his life, he was the head chef of the S.S. Diarrhea and cleaned the bathrooms on the S.S. Gourmet. Krabs's arch business rival is his one-time friend Plankton, who owns a restaurant called the Chum Bucket literally right across the street from the Krusty Krab. Plankton, a mad scientist and a technological and scientific genius, constantly attempts to steal the Krabby Patty Secret Formula, frequently using his various robots and other creations. This, along with bitterness that stems from their former friendship, resulted in them competing with each other for several decades.

Occasionally, Plankton uses other tactics besides stealing the formula in order to hinder Krabs and attract customers to him. However, all of Plankton's schemes are doomed to fail, and are constantly thwarted by Krabs, with help from SpongeBob, Patrick, and other allies with some being undone by Plankton's shortcomings. On multiple occasions, Plankton states that he has never had a single customer (however, in some recent episodes, such as "Chum Caverns", Plankton's plots do give him brief success).

In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Mr. Krabs opens The Krusty Krab 2, right next door to the original Krusty Krab. He chooses Squidward to manage the restaurant despite his poor treatment of customers, much to SpongeBob's dismay. However, at the end of the movie, (after SpongeBob saves Bikini Bottom and Krabs's life), he is appointed new manager of the Krusty Krab 2. In "Squilliam Returns", Krabs works as the chef in Squidward's fancy new version of the Krusty Krab, but is apparently a terrible cook, creating a disgusting and freakish "appetizer", which eventually comes to life and begins attacking the restaurant's patrons. Even though he weighs 5 ounces, in one of the episodes he says he only put on a couple of pounds.

Before he established the restaurant, he tried to open a business along with his former best friend, Plankton. Their first customer was Old Man Jenkins, which their burger poisoned. Plankton and Krabs blamed each other and fought over the recipe, resulting with ingredients dropped into the meat, which became the Krabby Patty. At the end, Plankton only got one ingredient: Chum.

Krabs was a Navy cadet for some time and retired to running a business again. He bought a retirement home named the Rusty Krab and made it a restaurant. Currently, he has two employees: one loyal and hardworking and the other who does not care about his job and sleeps during his shifts. Occasionally, he would have extra employees to boost his success often being better without them in the end because they either aren't as loyal as Spongebob, or even lazier than Squidward. Less often, he works for someone else or had another business. Sometimes, he leaves either Spongebob or Squidward in-charge when he isn't around.

In some episodes such as "Culture Shock" and "Squirrel Jokes", he provided entertainment to the customers. Other businesses that he owned include the Pretty Patties restaurant and the Kuddly Krab, which were not successful in the end. In The Krabby Kronicle, he was the editor-in-chief of the newspaper that he used to advertise the Krusty Krab. However, him forcing Spongebob to write lies about the citizens of meant forced him to stop publishing them. During Squilliam Returns, he served as the chef for the "five star restaurant" that Squidward "owned" with him letting Squidward use his restaurent as he hated Squilliam almost as much. He looked for a job when he was looking for something to do which led him to become the dishwasher in "Selling Out".

Some restaurants or businesses that he owned were a reformed version of the original Krusty Krab, a separate store, or a different idea. Some changes of the Krusty Krab turned the restaurant into others like the Kuddly Krab, 5 Star Krusty Krab, Krabby O'Monday's and The Krusty Sponge. Separate restaurants include the Pretty Patties Store and Krusty Krab 2. New ideas were made such as hotels like Krusty Towers Hotel.

Villainous Acts

Mr. Krabs had an extremely prevalent villainous acts and plays a recurring villainous role due to his extreme greed mostly because he's the villain side in conning and criminality as well as committing illegal misdemeanors and felonies at occasions. When it comes to his business rival, Plankton, their rivalry corrupted Mr. Krabs to the point where he takes pure joy in Plankton's suffering and refuses to let him have any form of happiness or even a single customer. He goes as far as being the aggressor without Plankton even plotting to steal the formula. He even breaks boundaries Plankton doesn't.

Mr. Krabs often couldn't care less about his employees, treating them as if he owned them. He breaks several worker's rights laws as if they are nonexistent to him, leading to even free labor at times. He'll bill his employees instead of giving them their paychecks ("Squid on Strike" and "Big Pink Loser"), have them replaced when they go on strike ("Squid on Strike"), pay them with fake money ("One Coarse Meal"), make them work 24 hours a day for over a month ("Graveyard Shift" and "Fear of a Krabby Patty"), hunt them down to drag them into work early, put them in bad working conditions ("Fear of a Krabby Patty"), claim their prize money as his own ("Lame and Fortune" and almost in "Krusty Krushers"), steal their tips ("Krusty Krab Talent Show"), force them into labor even outside of work ("Sanitation Insanity"), and force them to do his sentences while he relaxes and later takes credit ("Sanitation Insanity"). He especially abuses SpongeBob's kindness, loyalty, and obliviousness, which almost always succeeds.

His cheap nature also makes him put a price on everything if it means he'll make at least one penny. This includes ridiculous things such as napkins ("Imitation Krabs") and using the bathroom ("SpongeBob You're Fired"). He even makes his employees pay extra for his various scams, such as when he pretended to be an automatic voice message just to make SpongeBob put another coin in the phone booth ("Spongicus"). One of his most cheap actions was when he made his customers pay a dollar for every step they took ("Kracked Krabs").

His lust for money even forces himself to actually steal money. An obvious example being when he used Gary to steal coins from civilians ("The Cent of Money"). He'll even steal the property of others so he won't have to spend any money ("Life of Crime," "Growth Spout," and "Hello Bikini Bottom!"). He'll also steal for his own profit ("The Smoking Peanut" and "The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom").

Season 1

  • Help Wanted: He and Squidward get rid of SpongeBob by tricking him into buying hydrodynamic spatula from Barg'N-Mart, but he actually buy it for real and saved both from the anchovies. After that, he rewarded SpongeBob by hired him as a fry cook.
  • Pizza Delivery: He antagonized Squidward by making him deliver the Krusty Krab Pizza with SpongeBob. This is also a labor law violation because it was closing time before the pizza order even began. Furthermore, he likely made them continue working right afterwards despite the delivery taking all night.
  • Pickles: It is revealed that the Krusty Krab has a refund policy, but Mr. Krabs had it written very small on the sign that it was almost impossible to see. Despite losing $2 from the refund, he takes it out of SpongeBob's paycheck.
  • Squeaky Boots: He took SpongeBob's boots away from him, because of the squeaky noise. The squeaky noise hallucination forced him to tell the truth (similar to the Narrator of "The Tell-Tale Heart"), eating them, and at the end of the episode, he got hiccups sounding exactly like the squeaky noise of the boots.
  • Culture Shock: He charged his customers to throw food at Squidward.
  • Karate Choppers: He threatened Spongebob to fire him if he will not stop doing karate (even out of worktime) after he strikes one of the customers thinking he was a disguised Sandy. When he saw Spongebob gets attacked by Sandy (in that moment Spongebob wasn't doing anything and it was clearly visible) he fires Spongebob, causing him cry. He rehired him only after Sandy explained him that SpongeBob tried to tell her, but she would not listen.
  • Arrgh!: This is the first episode where Krabs is entirely the main antagonist of an episode. His first notorious deed was he hired Patrick just so he can fire him. Then, he kept harassing SpongeBob and intruded his pineapple house just to keep playing the board game, as while SpongeBob is exhausted and wants to go to sleep. The next morning, Mr. Krabs gets SpongeBob and Patrick to be pirates and help him find the Flying Dutchman's treasure. He becomes a tyrannical control freak towards the two, condemning them that they're tired and hungry from the treasure hunt, then makes them sleep on the cold ground while he himself gets a warm tent. The two eventually see that Mr. Krabs was using their gameboard as a map and that he wanted the treasure for himself. SpongeBob and Patrick then finally get fed up with Krabs's greed and fight over the treasure chest, then when the Flying Dutchman gets angered at how loud their arguing is and that they dug up his treasure, Krabs immediately incriminates SpongeBob and Patrick. In a twist of irony, the Dutchman rewards the latter two with actual gold doubloons and only gives plastic to Krabs.
  • Hooky: He reveals that no one at the Krusty Krab has taken a break "Since the chum famine of 59," and he gets mad at SpongeBob for taking a break. This is illegal, as all employees are entitled to a break. Mr. Krabs and Squidward humiliate SpongeBob in front of Pearl and her friends by "Hooking" his pants and making him take off his underwear. This was to get him to never play on the hooks again.
  • Neptune's Spatula: After telling SpongeBob he has full confidence that SpongeBob will win the fry cook challenge, Mr. Krabs bets all his money on Neptune winning. However, SpongeBob was declared the winner and Mr. Krabs started crying. SpongeBob, thinking Krabs is crying since the former is being forced by Neptune to move to Atlantis to be a fry cook, tries to assure Krabs "I'll miss you too", but Mr. Krabs complains he's crying about losing all his money.

Season 2

  • Big Pink Loser: Despite Mr. Krabs's nonexistent appearance in this episode, he hires Patrick so he can pay him $50 an hour to work at the Krusty Krab. It is also revealed that SpongeBob had to pay Mr. Krabs $100 an hour when he started working. These actions are obviously illegal and have no given reason besides making more self-profit.
  • Bubble Buddy: Makes Squidward cater to Bubble Buddy, threatening to make his life miserable otherwise. Later he joins Squidward and everyone else in popping Bubble Buddy because SpongeBob had paid Krabs in (worthless) bubble-money for expensive services and food until they found out he was alive.
  • Patty Hype: Despite he and Squidward makes fun of SpongeBob's pretty patty ideas, he later takes over SpongeBob's Pretty Patties stand so he can earn money to take advantage of its financial success (even though he and Squidward ridiculed SpongeBob earlier about his idea of pretty patties). However, the Pretty Patties turned out to have side effects that angered the customers. After pointing out the Patties added unnatural color to their appearances and demanding refunds, Mr. Krabs then ran away screaming in fear (because he's worried he'll lose his money, not because the crowd is angry at him). The angry mob of color-mutated fish may have caught up on Mr. Krabs and physically beat him up.
  • Life of Crime: Steals various objects from people and lies to SpongeBob and Patrick about borrowing. The lesson he taught them caused them to fight after a candy bar incident and the lollipop incident (Patrick also accused the policemen).
  • Pressure: Joined Squidward, Spongebob & Patrick into mocking Sandy just to prove that Sea Creatures are more superior.
  • The Smoking Peanut: Mr. Krabs steals Clamu's pearl and abuses Free Day. SpongeBob believed he was the one who did it, but it was Patrick who became the scapegoat and people threw peanuts at him as revenge. The zookeeper explains Mr. Krabs angered Clamu by stealing her egg (containing a baby clam). Mr. Krabs doesn't apologize, only making up the excuse "But it's Free Day!" and the fish all throw peanuts at him. Off-screen, Mr. Krabs presumably was arrested by the police for petty theft.
  • Graveyard Shift: Made his employees work 24 hours without a break or hiring extra employees for the night shift (much to Squidward's dismay).
  • Sailor Mouth: He used foul language along with SpongeBob and Patrick after explaining to them about swearing and was about to punish them by making them paint the restaurant. However, this only began when he stubbed his foot and lost his temper from the pain. 
  • Jellyfish Hunter: Tricks SpongeBob into collecting jellyfish. SpongeBob soon discovers that Mr. Krabs is squeezing jelly out of them so more Jelly Krabby Patties can be made (this even kills off lots of jellyfish up to where the factory resorted to using barrels to store their dead bodies). Unfortunately, the jellyfish became an endangered species because of Mr. Krabs. The jellyfish are set free and sting Mr. Krabs all at once, burning and electrocuting his body. He has no choice but to take jelly off the menu. This is the episode where Moar Krabs meme begins.
  • Krusty Love: He puts SpongeBob in charge of his money on his date with Mrs. Puff so that he does not end up spending it all, yet demands SpongeBob to buy several increasingly unnecessary items for her before they even leave her house to go to the park, and still getting mad at SpongeBob just for doing what he was told. Eventually, SpongeBob loses his temper and gives Mr. Krabs a verbal scolding before walking off in a huff.
  • The Fry Cook Games: He and Plankton turn SpongeBob and Patrick against each other by making them compete in the Frycook games and even make them fight each other.
  • Squid on Strike: He refuses to pay his employees and instead makes them pay him for reasons as ridiculous as breathing and existing. Forcefully charges his employees for their "slacking", even though the stuff they did on the slacking list were needed to do their jobs (such as existing, talking, standing) and fired both of them. After SpongeBob destroyed the Krusty Krab in revenge, Mr. Krabs forces him and Squidward to pay for the damages by working for him "FOREVER". The next scene cuts to SpongeBob and Squidward still working even after they've been reduced to skeletons.
  • Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm: When Sandy said she would catch the worm if they're willing to pay, Mr. Krabs freaks out and says he would rather have the worm eat everyone alive than to get a cent out of him.

Season 3

  • The Algae's Always Greener: After Plankton and Mr. Krabs switch lives, Mr. Krabs who is stark naked follows Plankton's motive to steal the secret formula.
  • My Pretty Seahorse: Mr. Krabs tried to get rid of Mystery (in which SpongeBob tries to hide her from him and Squidward). He told SpongeBob about a story about losing a friend (actually a dollar he spent on soda) which inspired SpongeBob to release Mystery into the wild. It should be noted that Mr. Krabs wished for Mystery to be given up as he noticed she was not enjoying her unnatural surroundings and did console Spongebob when he tearfully gave up Mystery stating he had done the right thing for her. After Mystery does gallop away, Mr. Krabs tries to comfort SpongeBob who is lamenting her (as Krabs is in a good mood about having gotten rid of Mystery), Squidward teases that Mystery managed to eat the Krusty Krabs's cash reserves and therefore Krabs yells at SpongeBob to quickly get her back. The audience can imply that SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs never found Mystery since she didn't make another appearance and so Mr. Krabs never recovered the money she ate.
  • Nasty Patty: Forces SpongeBob to help him make a Nasty Patty by threatening to fire him, because he thought the health inspector in his restaurant was a phony. He along with SpongeBob try to get rid of the "body" which was still alive, getting the health inspector injured more and more.
  • The Sponge Who Could Fly (Lost Episode): Mr. Krabs along with everyone else in Bikini Bottom took advantage of SpongeBob and his flying pants by making him do their favors.
  • One Krabs's Trash: Mr. Krabs tries to take back a soda-drinking hat he sold to SpongeBob after hearing about its price. He scares SpongeBob out of it with a paper ghost and defiles a grave to get it back, only to find out it was worthless. He also kills an army of skeloton people who just wanted the hat back.
  • As Seen on TV: When he sees that the Krusty Krab commercial Squidward set up looks expensive (despite it all being necessary), Mr. Krabs scolds Squidward and angrily fires all the crew members except a clown (who ends up leaving anyway). Despite Squidward's chagrin, He decides to make the commercial using "the cheapest crew in the world" (himself, Squidward, Pearl, and SpongeBob (who has a small background role)), which turns out to be terrible and at a time that no one (except SpongeBob (because of his loyalty)) is awake to watch it.
  • Can You Spare A Dime?: He is the overarching antagonist of the episode as he accuses Squidward for stealing his first dime, until SpongeBob shakes him. He then accuses Squidward for putting the dime in his pants at the end of the episode.
  • Wet Painters: Asks SpongeBob and Patrick to paint the walls of his house and messes with them by scaring them into thinking the paint they were using was permanent and tells them if any paint got onto anything but wall, he would chop their butts off. After they get some on his first dollar, he licks it off and confesses his lie and that it comes off with saliva and laughs while the two walk out angrily. He ruins Spongebob and Patrick's work by laughing about his own joke, causing saliva to hit the walls. It was noted that his first dollar came from his childhood.
  • Clams: After he got his million dollar, he cheaply invited SpongeBob and Squidward to go clam fishing with him, much to Squidward's dismay. As Squidward was injured, Mr. Krabs couldn't care about that. However, he lost his million dollar and refuse to accept his loss. Because Squidward reluctantly promises to help him get the dollar back, Mr. Krabs told both that they cannot leave until they got him his dollar back. After waiting for a clam to come for days, Squidward initially tricked Mr. Krabs into thinking that they got a million dollar, but Mr. Krabs guesses it. Because of this, he throws away the food, made SpongeBob and Squidward stay in the fishing boat, and holds them hostage to get back his millionth dollar from a giant clam. It gets worse when he refuses to take another dollar Squidward had (he uses them as a bait to lure a clam). He gets his dollar back after trading his body with the clam. It also was first time when Mr. Krabs nearly crossed Moral Event Horizon.
  • Mid-Life Crustacean: Mr. Krabs goes through a mid-life crisis and does several activities with SpongeBob and Patrick to feel young again. After doing several activities, SpongeBob and Patrick asks him "are you feeling it now, Mr Krabs?" Feeling embarrassed, he then says "I'm feeling like a total barnacle-head!" And throws the kids off him. After insulting SpongeBob and Patrick, Patrick convinces him to do "The Panty Raid." He then breaks into an unsuspecting victim's house to steal their underwear which he finds out to be his mother, which makes her ground him for the rest of the night.
  • Born Again Krabs: Tries to sell a rotten Krabby Patty to customers. He gets sick after eating it and is persuaded to be generous by the Flying Dutchman. However, after realizing it wasn't a dream, he steals back toys from children, soda from a customer, stopped another customer from watching free TV, nearly rips someone's arm off for a penny, and trades SpongeBob's soul for 62 cents. Squidward was the one who was horrified that Mr. Krabs would sell SpongeBob's soul, especially when SpongeBob defended Krabs. Luckily, Krabs regretted selling out SpongeBob and disavowed the 62 cents.
  • Krabby Land: Creates a bogus theme park and masquerades as a clown so he can collect children's money. This brings SpongeBob to tears, and the children beat Mr. Krabs up and take his money after finding out he didn't care one bit about them, only their money. As punishment for his scam, Mr. Krabs gets forced to eat a truckload of lima beans.
  • 'Pranks a lot: Shows Spongebob and Patrick naked to people in the krusty Krab.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

In the first feature-length movie based on SpongeBob SquarePants, he cons out Mrs. Puff to pay nine dollars for the press conference of the Krusty Krab 2's grand opening, and had Sandy pay an additional dollar for the fact that she is a land creature, making it a rip-off. Despite SpongeBob being a great and most loyal fry cook from day one, he gives the job of manager to Squidward since SpongeBob is "just a kid" (despite it being confirmed that he's an adult) and Squidward is "more mature" than him (even though SpongeBob is his most loyal employee and loves his job unlike Squidward who is shown to be a lazy employee and clearly hates his job) leads to SpongeBob going into developing depression. The next day, after assuming that King Neptune is coming to the Krusty Krab 2 to eat, he changes the cost of a Krabby Patty with cheese from $1 to $101 in an attempt to get more money off of him. His karma is when King Neptune claims that he is only here to retrieve his crown (which Plankton stole and framed Mr. Krabs for) and threatens to kill him once learning that the crown was in the forbidden Shell City. Later, he finally receives the karma he deserves for the many years of mistreating his rival when Plankton finally steals the secret formula and starts selling Krabby Patties at the Chum Bucket. Mr. Krabs was forced to watch this while being unable to stop him since he was frozen in place by King Neptune.

Season 4

  • Fear of a Krabby Patty: Plankton makes Mr. Krabs open Krusty Krab for 24 hours after seeing that Plankton opens the Chum Bucket for 23 hours as he's unaware that it is part of Plankton's plan, making Squidward upset, and SpongeBob fearing Krabby Patties (although he conquered his fear by sleep). He then works SpongeBob, Squidward, and even himself to near death for 43 restless days straight, not letting any of them even go home. In the end, he decides that 23 hours a day is enough.
    • This is the second time he kept the restaurant open for 24 hours; the first time was in Graveyard Shift. However, unlike in aforementioned episode, he stays at the Krusty Krab with his employees, thus suffering from the same lack of sleep that they do.
  • The Lost Mattress: When Squidward tells Mr. Krabs he threw away his old mattress, Mr Krabs attacks Squidward and antagonizes him because all his money was in the mattress, which Squidward didn't know.
  • Krabs vs. Plankton: Mr. Krabs was being negligent by not putting a wet floor sign on the ground, which has the possibility of injury. Being that he is the owner of the Krusty Krab he has a duty of care, but failed to meet with this standard of care. Squidward reveals he hasn't had a day off in over 3 years, which is illegal, as all employees have to have days off throughout the year.
  • Have You Seen This Snail?: Neglects SpongeBob's depressed state and doesn't even bother to understand him and ask him what's his problem, only to focus on the amount of his tears being dropped onto the patties that the customers are asking for refunds, informing him that working more should help as an attempt to increase self-profit. As karma for his insensitive nature and his petty greed, SpongeBob leaves his job until further notice to work harder to find Gary, much to Mr. Krabs' shock at the realization.
  • Skill Crane: Took advantage of Squidward's obsession over the new crane machine to pay him in quarters only, just as he was in the middle of being broke. Mr. Krabs may have later encouraged him to keep going, but only because Squidward was making him rich and even decided to keep the deed to Squidward's house after he found it in the mass of quarters he took out of the machine.
  • Krusty Towers: Plagiarises the motto of the hotel he visited into the Krusty Towers making Squidward miserable. Squidward quit and returned as a customer ragging Mr. Krabs the same way he did with him. At the end of the episode, he decides to build a hospital and force his employees to become doctors making Squidward miserable again.
  • Whale of a Birthday: It was revealed that Pearl's social life became crippled overtime as her birthday parties also go in ruins due to Mr. Krabs' cheap nature. He also originally planned to give Pearl nothing despite being oblivious of her daughter's 16th birthday and her age. Choosing his cheap nature over his daughter's wishes, he changes just about everything on her list to make them "even better," such as hanging a banner that said "It's a Boy!", serving stale popcorn instead of fresh popcorn, serving dishwater instead of punch, having a statue made of Krabby Patty meat by Squidward instead of ice by a professional, using cardboard instead of an actual cake (although it still had frosting), and having Squidward perform instead of Boys Who Cry. Because of this, Pearl's 16th birthday was at first, horrible, causing her to run out crying, but she manages to get a lot of presents, including a boat and Boys Who Cry, bought by SpongeBob through Mr. Krabs' credit card, which was most likely maxed out. Mr. Krabs was originally gonna scold SpongeBob for it, but the fry cook lucked out when Pearl praised her father, despite not learning anything from his cheap nature.
  • Wishing You Well: Plans a wishing well scheme to increase self-profit. During that, he put SpongeBob in there so he can get the coins, saying he'll see him in 8 hours, not even promising he'll let him out. Later that night, after getting some coins in his well, as expected, he wouldn't let SpongeBob and Patrick leave just so he can get more coins from any late-night wishers. He also didn't bother planning on paying Patrick for staying in the well. Near the end of the episode, he told SpongeBob that there is no such thing as magic (even though SpongeBob and Patrick struck magic down the well) and regardless of seeing Sandy, Mrs. Puff, and Plankton's wishes coming true, he still didn't believe him. To prove SpongeBob wrong, Mr. Krabs wished he was served as a meal, but in the end, ends up playing himself when he ends up on a plate as a man prepare to eat him. Before being eaten, Mr. Krabs cried that he now believes in magic in hopes of it getting reversed, thus karma strikes again.
  • Bummer Vacation: Keeps SpongeBob away from the Krusty Krab to avoid paying a fine to the Fry Cook labor union, eventually leaving him lost in the forest. Doing so, he managed to save five cents - more than what SpongeBob makes in a year.
  • Rule of Dumb: When SpongeBob and Patrick comes to the Krusty Krab, he thought that Patrick was the king and offered him to eat in the Krusty Krab in hopes of getting a lot of money. After hearing all free, he then proceed to kicks both out of the restaurant.
  • Born To Be Wild: Invites the Mild Ones to the Krusty Krab much to SpongeBob's chagrin. Counts as an antagonism because SpongeBob still mistook the Mild Ones as the Wild Ones.
  • New Leaf: When Plankton surrenders and tells Krabs he's done competing with him, he decides to open a souvenir shop and quit the food business. Mr Krabs does not believe this, and he confronts Plankton and goes on a rage. He destroys his new gift shop and smashes all of his Nic Nacks. Although this was an elaborate scheme to get the Krabby Patty formula, Plankton never revealed it until the end of the episode.

Season 5

  • Le Big Switch: He sells Squidward when he goes bankrupt.
  • The Original Fry Cook: During a flashback of Jim's relationship with Mr. Krabs at his former job at the Krusty Krab, he constantly tries to change the subject when Jim was generously asking him for a raise on his paycheck at the end of every week, much to reveal how cheap he really is at nature. When Jim is finally able to demand a raise, Mr. Krabs mockingly laughs as if he just heard a hilarious joke, causing him to quit. Despite not learning anything from it, he manipulates SpongeBob into making him think that his cheap nature is what benefits everything, only for financial gain, still finding Jim's "joke" hilarious to date.
  • Krabs à la Mode: Refuses to have the thermostat changed from 62° to save money. He even enforces this rule when it is obvious there are icicles on the ceiling and the floor is ice. This shows that he is too stupid and oblivious to the fact that the temperature was not 62° and was more concerned about saving money. After Plankton revealed to him that the temperature was -15°, it is unknown if he felt guilty for not believing Squidward. His karma for being too stubborn was being frozen by Plankton several times. At the end of the episode, he is seen drinking Plankton from a glass of lemonade.
  • Money Talks: Does not listen to his money when they want to be spent on objects. He also kicks an elderly couple out of their seat after being bribed by a fish who wanted the seat. This episode also shows that he has sold his soul to many demons, depressing the Flying Dutchman. He also sold his soul to SpongeBob because he was five cents short on payday.
  • The Krusty Sponge: Mr. Krabs makes Squidward cook spongey patties (rotten patties), thus poisoning the customers and bringing himself to court. He made Squidward ride the judge around on a train to pay.
  • The Krusty Plate: Instructs SpongeBob to clean up a plate and to not leave work without doing so, yet angrily chases after SpongeBob at the end despite all of the best attempts he did to complete his task. In which case his neglect by leaving him alone essentially makes him responsible for the Krusty Krab's accidental damage to begin with.
  • Atlantis Squarepantis: Opened an illegal stand by a museum, which had free admission, and forced an old woman to pay for entering.  Then the woman told a guard on him causing Mr. Krabs to run away from him.
  • What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?: After SpongeBob deep fried his money, he angrily kicks him out of the Krusty Krab and calls him an "idiot boy". In the next day, he felt remorse over what has he done.
  • The Two Faces of Squidward: In an attempt to bring the customers back, Mr. Krabs repeatedly slams the door into Squidward's face, to no avail.
  • Stanley S. SquarePants: Blames SpongeBob for the damaged things his cousin Stanley broke. SpongeBob may have taken the blame for Stanley at first, but then he started to accuse SpongeBob without question. He also admitted that he denied his own nephews a job at the restaurant and sent them off. Near the end of the episode, he blames SpongeBob for his spatula's destruction, but it is unknown if he felt bad after SpongeBob explained the truth to him. At the end of the episode, he hands Stanley over to Plankton so he can destroy the Chum Bucket even though Plankton didn't try to steal the secret formula in the episode.

Season 6

  • Penny Foolish: Mr. Krabs sees SpongeBob picking up a "penny" (which was actually $500 dollar bill) and tries various plans to take it from him, even to the point of breaking into SpongeBob's house with a metal detector.
  • Patty Caper: He stole the secret ingredient of the secret formula, so he wouldn't have to pay for delivery ($1.99) and tried to frame Spongebob for it to the police. As punishment, he was forced to sell free Krabby Patties all day and watch it go down.
  • Plankton's Regular: Grows jealous of Plankton having a regular customer (even though he gets way more), and tries to steal his secret recipe. It was later revealed that the "customer" was only eating at the Chum Bucket to get paid, and Plankton started crying over his failure once again while Mr. Krabs watched with joy.
  • Krabby Kronicle: Creates a newspaper and makes SpongeBob write lies about people, ruining their lives. SpongeBob tries to stop but Mr. Krabs threatens to take away his spatula. When Spongebob exposes his Mr. Krabs's scheme, an enraged crowd (including Plankton) steals his money. However, one dollar is left behind and he puts it on the newspaper printer creating counterfeit cash. 
  • The Slumber Party: He was being cheap to his daughter Pearl by giving her crackers with ketchup instead of Pizza, and tries to ruin her slumber party by making up all these ridiculous rules like no laughing, eating snacks, chewing gum etc... Which gets him kicked out of his house, causing him to stay at SpongeBob's house. He vandalizes SpongeBob's house and forces SpongeBob spy on Pearl and her friends against his will. After Pearl's party is ruined, Mr. Krabs' forced to spend his money for a new party at Goo Lagoon as his punishment for not trusting Pearl.
  • No Nose Knows: Mr. Krabs, along with Squidward and Sandy, planned on hurting Patrick and kick him out of town when his new nose causes him to attempt to get rid of every bad smell. But they were immediately stopped by SpongeBob who reminds them that it wasn't Patrick's fault and that they should simply get rid of his nose.
  • Porous Pockets: He takes advantage of SpongeBob giving out his newly earned fortune to strangers. He also prevents Patrick from going to SpongeBob, believing him to be an obstacle. He asks for more money from SpongeBob, but after SpongeBob realizes all his money is gone, Mr. Krabs rudely reminds SpongeBob to not be late for work tomorrow instead of consoling him for losing all his money.
  • Krusty Krushers: Puts SpongeBob and Patrick in danger of being killed by huge wrestlers so he can earn the $1,000,000 prize. However, at the end of the fight, SpongeBob and Patrick choose wrestle camp instead, much to Mr. Krabs's dismay.
  • No Hat for Pat: Made a fortune when Patrick kept falling on his face, disappointing SpongeBob. Eventually, he made Patrick fall into a bucket of spiny sea urchins and while Squidward was falling, he charged the customers more money to watch them both get hurt. SpongeBob tried to stop him, but he wouldn't listen. People took their money back, because only Squidward was hurt and not Patrick. He then realizes it was his hat making him fall. Refusing to accept loss, he made Patrick cry by firing him and taking his Krusty Krab hat away.

Season 7

  • Chum Caverns: Invades Plankton's caverns to steal his customers. When Plankton claims what Mr. Krabs is doing is unethical, Mr. Krabs instantly calls all building right under his restaurant without any legal action. When they are all trapped underground, he still has the customers pay to eat, claiming that he should've thought of captive customers sooner.

Mr. Krabs running an illegal commercial for "The Krusty Krab" on Squidward's show.

  • Tentacle Vision: Mr. Krabs ran an illegal commercial on Squidward's show and had stated on his illegal commercial that he wants to take people's money.
  • Greasy Buffoons: He and Plankton sell customers greasy food (mostly just grease period). This eventually turns people (including Patrick) into overweight, mindless zombies. SpongeBob calls a health inspector, resulting in both the Krusty Krab and the Chum Bucket being shut down until the grease was cleaned up.
  • Kracked Krabs: Mr. Krabs charged everyone $1 per footstep as shown in a video tape.
  • Growth Spout: He steals numerous food items from characters' houses. Though he only does so to satisfy Pearl's extreme hunger. He maybe stolen all the food so he cannot spent all of his money for food.
  • Truth or Square: It is revealed that he has cameras watching his friends. He also adds an extra zero to everything on the menu in hopes of getting more money.
  • One Coarse Meal: It is revealed that Mr. Krabs pays SpongeBob with fake money. On discovering Plankton's crippling fear of whales, Mr. Krabs dresses up as Pearl and terrorizes Plankton for 17 days. He scares Plankton into being too scared to eat dinner, having nightmares, and even trying to commit suicide. It was shown he was cruelly enjoying, even laughing at Plankton's anguish and responded gleefully and uncaring when informed Plankton was trying to kill himself. When Plankton discovered that he's the culprit, he punishes Mr. Krabs by inviting mime to terrifying him. In the end, it is unknown if he finally learned his lesson. It was Mr. Krabs' at least the most evil moment in the entire franchise.
  • The Play's The Thing: Mr. Krabs made money by letting customers throw objects and food at his employees.
  • Rodeo Daze: When SpongeBob asked Mr. Krabs to help save Sandy, he told him to say it again and leave out anything that had nothing to do with making money.
  • The Cent of Money: Mr. Krabs uses Gary as a coin magnet. He steals everyone's money, brings Gary to exhaustion, all the while completely ignoring or writing off the poor animal's suffering, and distracts SpongeBob by giving him tedious chores. Mr. Krabs is soon crushed by a tidal wave of money and put in the hospital, where every cent he collected is used up to pay his bill.
  • A Pal for Gary: He sees SpongeBob bringing his pet snail to work as a way to use Gary for free labor as he hands him a spatula.
  • Yours, Mine and Mine: He stole a Krabby Patty from a customer (who most likely already paid for it) to turn it into a toy. He also charged a dollar extra for a smaller patty (which is paying more for less). Also, he charges $13.50 for a toy.
  • Squidward in Clarinetland: He refuses to imply with the Bikini Bottom Labour Regulations because it gives him hives. After Squidward demands a locker, he forced him to share with SpongeBob since it is "required by law." Also, he sweet talked a lady out of 20 bucks.
  • The Curse of the Hex: Refused to let Madame Hagfish have a krabby patty and takes away the krabby patties SpongeBob made for Madame Hagfish.
  • The Wreck of the Mauna Loa: Mr. Krabs gives away SpongeBob and Patrick's secret hideout by turning it into an amusement park ride. Most of the people had a severe accident and Mr. Krabs was arrested.
  • Buried in Time: Mr. Krabs accidentally bury SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward who still in the time capsule. Although in his defense, he probably did not know they were in the time capsule.
  • Model Sponge: She banish SpongeBob from Krusty Krab since he spending with SpongeBob for a long time. This is false as he let her pet go.

Season 8

  • The Googly Artiste: Adds Artistic Advice on the menu for $25 after Squidward said it wasn't on the menu, and forces him to give advice to Patrick. Then while Mr. Krabs was scolding Patrick and Spongebob for taking his customers from him and selling merchandise made from his own, which was illegal, Patrick explained to Mr. Krabs that he was trying to follow Squidward's "advice", making Mr. Krabs blame Squidward for being responsible for his actions.  Then Mr. Krabs agrees to let Patrick sell his art, but only he gets payed, and gets Squidward to be his student.
  • Sponge-Cano!: He nearly tried to take SpongeBob and Squidward's life essences (kill them).
  • The Masterpiece: He attempts to plagiarize the Sea Chicken Shack to get his customers back. He has Squidward make a statue, but disapproves of the finished masterpiece and calls it a weapon, a doohickey, and a piece of junk. He is later painted gold and has the kids play on him. Squidward stills seems to be mad at him about his disapproval of his art.
  • Drive Thru: Smashes a hole in the wall for a drive thru window instead of having someone install one properly. Even though SpongeBob bought a microphone and a menu board, Mr. Krabs uses old napkins as a menu board and tin cans as a microphone instead of using the items SpongeBob bought (despite that using the drive through items wouldn't cost Krabs any money at all since they're already paid for). He also forces SpongeBob and Squidward to work extra hard instead of hiring more employees to work for both drive-thrus. When SpongeBob and Squidward tell him that the customers are starting to riot, Mr. Krabs does not believe them until the Krusty Krab sign crashes through the window. Mr. Krabs then smashes more walls in the Krusty Krab, believing that he will make more money if there are more drive thrus.
  • Frozen Face-Off: Mr Krabs abandons his team to try to win the sled race by himself with plans of keeping the million dollar prize all to himself without sharing any of it. He also tells the monster to eat Squidward.
  • Walking the Plankton: He wins two tickets to a cruise, which he first attempted to go by himself. When SpongeBob pointed out that it was two tickets, he decided to only let someone else join him if they agreed to be his unpaid man servant (with SpongeBob agreeing to do so). When he started selling Krabby Patties on the cruise (which he would most likely need a permit for), he tried to scam what he assumed was a rich man into paying $100 on a Krabby Patty. Once he realized it was Plankton however, he had SpongeBob take it back from him without giving him a refund.
  • Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation: He heads off to go on "vacation" with Pearl and SpongeBob. Once on the road, he purposefully leaves Bikini Bottom and drives by several vacation spots to get Pearl's hopes up, eventually returning to Bikini Bottom and stopping at their true destination, the Bikini Bottom Mint. It can also be said that he lied about it being an actual vacation since it was obviously just a tour experience he didn't have to pay for. Once there, it is obvious that Mr. Krabs had the intention of keeping some of the money made there as he heads onto a conveyer belt. When he redeems himself for his actions throughout the tour by stopping actual robbers, he and SpongeBob are both rewarded dollars with their faces on them. However, Mr. Krabs decides to steal SpongeBob's reward as payment for tagging along on his vacation, only for Pearl to steal both dollars from him as payment for bringing her on a terrible vacation and immediately spent them on shoes right in front of her dad as if they were just regular dollar bills. This karma causes Mr. Krabs to start crying, which destroys the Mint.
  • Barnacle Face: Decides not to help Pearl with her barnacle problem. It was soon revealed that he used krabby patty grease to make the soap used by Pearl, thus revealing the cause for the barnacle problem. He loses his diamonds because of this and tries to run after Pearl for his diamonds.
  • The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom: Steals growth serum from Sandy's house so he could test it on a Krabby patty to increase the success in his business. This results in a monstrous krabby patty creature wreaking havoc.
  • Karen 2.0: He charges his customers to watch Karen and Karen 2.0 fight, and at the end of the episode he makes Squidward wear Karen 2.0's screen like a mask while taking orders, much to Squidward's dismay.
  • Fiasco!: After his employees are falsely arrested by the police, he only bails out SpongeBob and Patrick, leaving Squidward in jail. It is also obvious why he refused to bail out Plankton, implied that he still hated him.
  • Free Samples: After Plankton tricks the town into hating Krabby Patties, Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob that they have to do everything in their power to bring them back, with his idea being tripling the prices. He is then convinced by SpongeBob that they should lower the prices instead, which he only does by one cent, even having a disappointed mood about it. It could also be said that he kept all the money SpongeBob made after getting the customers back.
  • InSPONGEiac: Snaps at SpongeBob and being picky at his work, like too much mustard (101%) and saying the way that he filps krabby patties is wrong and kicks him out to get some sleep for he believes he's wasting his profits, claiming that he'd be broke in 411 years. Then after seeing Spongebob crying out the right amount of mustard, he starts saying it's a terrible thing just to make him cry more.
  • Chum Fricasee: Tells Squidward that he doesn't value him at all, causing Squidward to get a new job at the Chum Bucket for his cheap nature for a doormat and his years of treating Squidward as if he owns him, and then becomes famous for his grandmother's recipe. Mr. Krabs gets karma from his actions as this nearly causes the Krusty Krab to go out of business. His mistreatment of his employees catches up to him, as Squidward humiliates him as revenge for the years of abuse.
  • Hello Bikini Bottom: When Colonel Carper promotes SpongeBob and Squidward to become a band, Mr. Krabs steals this band for the money they would bring in. He also steals his sound equipment (since his equipment was sabotaged) and takes things from several other people. Basically, he denies Squidward and SpongeBob their happiness (Squidward from performing in concerts and SpongeBob from the Krusty Krab - since he sold it).
  • Restraining SpongeBob: He remove the star from Krusty Krew employee chart after SpongeBob showing his restraining order. He hires Patrick Star, much to Squidward's dismay.

Season 9

  • Patrick-Man: He was about to carry groceries for an old woman crossing the street (who is actually The Dirty Bubble in disguise), when he spots a dollar, and then it blows away making him chase after it leaving the old woman behind in the middle of the crosswalk trapped in the middle of cars passing by.
  • Squid Baby: Doesn't show sympathy for Squidward who was suffering from "head-go-boom-boom-itis."
  • Safe Deposit Krabs: Tried to take money from the Bikini Bottom Bank, but was kicked out twice.  Then he got locked into the money safe becoming savage from hallucinations.
  • SpongeBob You're Fired: Fires SpongeBob because SpongeBob's salary is a nickel, which is much less than minimum wage. He later relents and rehires SpongeBob after his own horrendous cooking almost destroys his business (he solves the nickel problem by installing a pay toilet).
  • Tutor Sauce: His driving methods to SpongeBob were illegal. He mentions that he taught Pearl how to drive without her needing a license. After using Gary to stir the wheel to help SpongeBob, the police checks on them. Mr. Krabs tells the officer that he isn't a registered driving instructor to where instead of getting a ticket (or even having SpongeBob paying for it), he gets to be a student at Mrs. Puff's Boating School to his shock.
  • What's Eating Patrick?: Teaches Patrick how to eat in order to win the eating contest, even in means of depriving him from tasting the patties. During the contest, Patrick tries to leave because he was tired of not tasting, only for Krabs to tell him if he does, he bills him, stating that all the training patties become eating patties. While Krabs's threat to Patrick held some morality (such as how the boy and the rest of the town would be upset if they lost the contest yet again), his methods were still harsh to Patrick's esteem of eating.
  • The Sewers of Bikini Bottom: He, along with Crupski, showed no concern about the customers' safety at the stadium and cared less about the consequences when the plumbing system begins to go haywire.
  • Larry's Gym: After overhearing Larry about that the opening of the gym is free only for today, Mr. Krabs takes advantage of the opportunity and stays there thoroughly. He even taunts Larry several times (especially when he becomes unfit). However, at the end of the episode, Mr. Krabs becomes cooked from staying in the sauna in preserves from abusing the opportunity.
  • Lame and Fortune: After Squidward won money as an award for being the most miserable cashier thanks to a fortune cookie, Krabs took the money from Squidward abrasively stating "Me register, me money" (also considered stealing), making Squidward miserable again.
  • Bulletin Board: He intended on hitting a nice old lady after she refused to tell everyone about her satisfaction. But luckily, he was immediately stopped by SpongeBob.
  • Move It or Lose It: Both he and Plankton won't comply with the law of restaurants having to be more than 100ft of each other, when one of them only has to move a couple inches. This causes both of them to fight.
  • Mutiny on the Krusty: Acted like a tyrant and abused his power throughout the episode. He cared less about the rip current that's endangering everyone and the only thing he cared about was having his customers spend their money in his restaurant, mostly out of petty crankiness due to the fact that this was the day that he must pay his employees for their service. He even berated and belittled the customers and his workers after being called tyrant and claimed himself as the captain of the restaurant, much to everyone's disdain. He even acted like a spoiled child when he selfishly refused to save the customers from the monster. However, SpongeBob managed to get him to his senses when he almost spent his first dime on candy. At the end of the episode, he forced Squidward and the customers to push the Krusty Krab back to Bikini Bottom, despite performing a heroic act of saving them from a sea monster. He cancels payday for Squidward.
  • Safe Deposit Krabs: While on accident, he breaks into a safe and had plans of stealing the money, only to be prevented by his hallucinations from lack of oxygen.
  • Goodbye, Krabby Patty: He sells the Krusty Krab to sell frozen Krabby patties, and changed the secret formula to have the Krabby Patties being made of sand, which all Bikini Bottom residents ate, and completely changed The Krusty Krab. He shows a lot of greed as he did this to become rich. He also end his friendship between SpongeBob and Patrick. At the end of the episode, Patrick's truth make everyone depressed, which considered karma.

Season 10

  • Krusty Katering: Lied to a hi-class lady about being a hi-class caterer just so he can get her check, but he did cater for her party (which Patrick ruined in the end).
  • The Incredible Shrinking Sponge: After SpongeBob accidentally shrinks himself thanks to the grill overheating, Mr. Krabs mistakes him for Plankton. Before SpongeBob could say anything, he tosses his shrunken fry cook to the Chum Bucket. After SpongeBob is kicked back to the Krusty Krab and is mistaken for an action figure, it is only then that Mr. Krabs learns that it's SpongeBob. He decides to take advantage of his small size by only paying him one penny a year.
  • Lost and Found: Mr. Krabs has SpongeBob go to the Lost and Found to find a kid's teddy fish. Mr. Krabs points out that there's a ladder, making SpongeBob think there was already a ladder there and causing him to fall. A few seconds later, Mr. Krabs throws down the actual ladder, which both hurts SpongeBob and isn't tall enough for him to get out. With SpongeBob gone for so long, he throws Squidward into the Lost and Found so he could look for SpongeBob. Once there, Squidward learns that Mr. Krabs took Squidward's clarinets from his locker and put them in the Lost and Found. As time goes on, Mr. Krabs decides to abandon the mission, believing his employees to be forever lost as he closes the hatch. SpongeBob eventually escapes with the teddy fish, the lost children, and a juvenile tylosaurus. Squidward, however, is still trapped in the Lost and Found by the end of the episode, caught in a river and surrounded by prehistoric reptiles in the Lost World.
  • SpongeBob's Place: He becomes jealous of SpongeBob for getting all the customers' attention. He tries to get rid of him by lying about the restaurant being haunted with ghosts. He tries to cook the same way SpongeBob does, but this fails. He goes over the edge when he traps the customers by putting a river of lava around the restaurant. But this also fails when the customers stretched him into a bridge for them to cross, which resulted in him getting burned, which is considered karma.

Season 11

  • Spin the Bottle: He selfishly demands the bottle to use it for corruptive matters.
  • There's A Sponge In My Soup: He grabs some rotten food from the trash cans in order to make the Krabby Soup, which is against many health code violations.
  • Krabby Patty Creature Feature: When Sandy and Mr. Krabs create a new Krabby Patty, SpongeBob becomes worried and fears that the patty might be dangerous. SpongeBob attempted to talk Sandy and Mr. Krabs out of it, but they refused to listen to reason. Soon, SpongeBob's worst fears came true when she, Mr. Krabs, and the rest of Bikini Bottom were transformed into Krabby Patty zombies. Since she and Mr. Krabs made the patty, they didn't test to see if it was safe and were unaware of the patty's horrible side-effects. But having been turned into Krabby Patty monsters is considered punishment for failing to see the consequences of making something that could lead to dangerous results. After SpongeBob turned everyone back to normal with Plankton's chum, Sandy and Mr. Krabs both learned their lesson and decided to never sell the Secret Patty again.
  • Patrick's Coupon: When Patrick was going to buy an ice cream for SpongeBob, Mr Krabs tried to con Patrick out of the coupon. He almost succeeds in obtaining it from Patrick in exchange for a handshake but Squidward intervenes and reprimands Krabs for taking advantage of Patrick's naive and gullible nature.
  • Out of the Picture: After Mr. Krabs finds out that Squidward's art would be valuable if Squidward was "out of the picture," Mr. Krabs sends Squidward on various errands, hoping that he will never return. After nothing works, Mr. Krabs tries to kill Squidward with a mallet.
  • Sanitation Insanity: He cared less about the punishment he got from the trash inspectors and forces SpongeBob and Squidward to clean up the mess for him. When he sees them in a trash fight with Patrick, he blatantly lies that they are ruining his hard work, even though he did not clean up any trash. Soon, he gets involved with the trash fight. Luckily, the trash inspectors puts their fight to a stop and Mr. Krabs sadly accepts the punishment by helping SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward clean up the trash, even though Patrick is not seen with them.
  • Pat the Horse: He forced Patrick to carry a lot of kids on his back to make money. He even did the same thing with Squidward and bragged SpongeBob that his horse is better than Patrick. He and SpongeBob challenged to a race to see who gets to deliver the food to a customer at Black Devil Bay first. During the race, he cheated in hopes of winning even though Sandy told them not to, which means that Mr. Krabs doesn't want to play fair. He even impersonated an officer during the race which almost lead him to getting arrested by the police. He eventually wins the race, but gets the punishment he deserves when Patrick steals his arms and starts acting like a real crab. 
  • Bottle Burglars: He stuffs both SpongeBob and Squidward in the safe of the Krabby Patty formula as his "new security system." This is yet another time he abuses his workers.
  • Shopping List: He gives SpongeBob a phony shopping list containing strange, exotic items and sends him and Sandy on a dangerous but pointless mission to retrieve them. When Plankton steals the fake ingredients, he revealed that he wanted SpongeBob to keep Plankton away from him just so he can go shopping for the real ingredients at the Barg'N-Mart. Which meant that he lied about the supposed apocalypse if SpongeBob loses the list. Sandy gets really mad at Mr. Krabs since his stupid little ruse almost got her and SpongeBob killed and it costed the loss of her tail and her submarine. Mr. Krabs gets the karma he deserves when Sandy beats him up in his office, takes his bag of money, and sends him flying out through the roof of his restaurant as payback for deceiving his employee. He even admits his defeat at the end when he says to himself, "Well, I guess I had that coming."
  • Whale Watching: He imprisons Pearl in his own home by barricading everything with prison bars when she was intending on going to a teen party. He even threatened Squidward, who was hired to babysit Pearl, that if anything happens to his daughter while he's away, he'll have SpongeBob torment him for the rest of his life.
  • Life Insurance: Mr Krabs tells SpongeBob and Patrick what life insurance really is, and signed SpongeBob's contract to take Squidward's money when he dies, and cheered for Squidward to jump in the lava, hoping he will die.
  • Surf N' Turf: When there is a ship-in-a-bottle contest, Mr Krabs destroys Sandy's house to make a ship and steals Sandy's treedome to get the prize money.
  • Plankton Paranoia: He starts to become paranoid and a psychopath himself when Plankton isn't coming to get the Krabby Patty secret formula. He mistakes a customer for Plankton and forces out the skeleton, hooks Mrs. Puff to take away her Krabby Patty, and forces everyone to wear barrels by suggestion of Squidward. Mr. Krabs bans all of his customers, Sandy, and even SpongeBob and Squidward just because he thinks that they are all minions of Plankton to hunt over the secret formula. Mr. Krabs stays up all night, and starts to hallucinate Plankton being everywhere (even his eyestalks). He checks on the Chum Bucket and finds that all of his friends, his daughter, and Old Man Jenkins are entering the Chum Bucket. SpongeBob informs Mr. Krabs that Plankton kidnapped Squidward (in an unnatural-sounding tone), and Mr. Krabs comes armed with Krabby Patties with traps in them. Mr. Krabs comes to the Chum Bucket, only to find it is a surprise party and that Plankton wanted to celebrate the anniversary of stealing the formula. SpongeBob explains everyone was planning the event, as Mr. Krabs regains his sanity and realizes that he had been a paranoid jerk all this time. He even realizes that his own insane behavior nearly destroyed his restaurant business and reconciles with everyone by apologizing for his behavior, but since they knew that he was only trying to protect the secret formula, they naturally forgive him. However, when he sees everyone going to eat the Danger Patties, he rushes over and takes them back in order to protect them from getting hurt, causing Mr. Krabs to get painfully mauled by the patties as punishment for his behavior. At the end of the party, the group leaves Chum Bucket, but Plankton finds out Mr. Krabs left the formula behind. However, the formula bottle has dynamite inside of it, and Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob both watch the Chum Bucket explode.
  • ChefBob: He shows no concern for SpongeBob's stage fright problem and threatens to fire SpongeBob if he does not perform. He receives karma when he is insulted about his weight from ChefBob and slapped by him with money, as well as having his office taken from him.
  • Call the Cops: Mr. Krabs happily mocks Plankton for getting sent to jail. He also forced SpongeBob to celebrate with him or else he’s fired. However, tables turn on him when the police take the Krabby Patty Secret Formula as evidence. When he objects, he gets hit with a baton. He impersonates as a police officer to get the formula back and makes SpongeBob impersonate an officer too. But even though SpongeBob reluctantly wants to do it, Mr. Krabs once again threatens to fire him if he fails to obey his offer. Mr. Krabs even lies to SpongeBob that being an officer is like being in the navy, which in reality is not true. Although he succeeds in finding the formula and takes it away from Plankton, he gets caught and arrested. Getting himself arrested by the police is considered karma for impersonating an officer, stealing evidence, and for forcing SpongeBob to impersonate one as well.
  • Appointment TV: Mr. Krabs forces SpongeBob to organize his coins despite his objections.
  • The Grill is Gone: He unfairly flings Plankton out of the race as soon as it starts to prevent him from having a fair chance of winning the grill. His karma could be being sabotaged by the kids during the race. Mr. Krabs might've been only protecting the Krabby Patty formula, but he could've just beat Plankton in the race since Plankton's selected vehicle seemed too slow anyway.
  • Bubbletown: After getting a call from SpongeBob that he's in Bubbletown jail, he causes a jailbreak just so he can get SpongeBob back to work. When a guard catches him in the act, Mr. Krabs goes helicopter-pincher-mode and pops the entire city, causing SpongeBob to be really upset. He even ignores the damage he caused (claiming that they were just bubbles) and was about to bring SpongeBob to the Krusty Krab, telling him to forget about it. Later, when SpongeBob was able to inflate the entire town again with the help of Bubble Buddy, a new Krusty Krab (the Bubbly Krab) was inflated as well. Once he realized there was no exchange rate for bubbles to real money, Mr. Krabs popped the restaurant and left with SpongeBob in his claws to the real Krusty Krab.

Season 12

  • FarmerBob: He has SpongeBob work for Old Man Jenkins to pay off his debt rather than pay for the materials that he buys from a garden. He also does not believe in SpongeBob and Patrick's claim in a UFO appearing. However, he receives karma when he sees the aliens for himself and is abducted for his cheap nature.
  • The Krusty Slammer: Mr Krabs turns The Krusty Krab into a jail after he found out jail guard would give him a lot of money. He constantly tortures Plankton with a bunch of punishments while he's in the jail, until Plankton got released early. He then finds out how costly running a prison is, which makes him take away the prisoners food, and he releases the criminals before their prison time was over which is illegal. Mr Krabs gets arrested for this and gets his comeuppance when he gets locked in a prison cell while getting chum thrown at by Plankton.
  • Gary's Got Legs: It is revealed that he charges each of his customers five dollars to make a complaint. Once he realizes that Gary is making the patties and getting slime everywhere, he heads out to make SpongeBob return to work. Once at SpongeBob's door, it at first looks as if he's concerned about SpongeBob having the flu or being at death's door, only for him to yell that those aren't valid excuses for missing work. Once SpongeBob explains the situation and tells Mr. Krabs how happy Gary is to have limbs, he effortlessly cuts them off anyway and brings SpongeBob back to work. However, his actions could be justified since he brought things back to normal.
  • Broken Alarm: When SpongeBob didn't arrive at the Krusty Krab, he makes the customers more upset when he announces his supposed death. He even scared them with horror stories of SpongeBob's house. Throughout the entire episode, he continuously made threats to SpongeBob about being late to the Krusty Krab if he doesn't get a proper alarm clock. He even tried to find a replacement fry cook if SpongeBob doesn't arrive on time. But he changed that when SpongeBob made it, even though he was sound asleep. When Mr. Krabs discovered that SpongeBob is still asleep after arriving to work, it looked as though if he was going to fire him as punishment for being late. But instead, he makes a cheap and pathetic excuse by saying that he'll have to open and close the restaurant an hour later. Mr. Krabs receives his karma in the end when Patrick comes in and shows SpongeBob that he fixed his alarm clock.
  • Senior Discount: He tries to get rid of Old Man Jenkins using very cruel ways: turning up the heat to very hot temperature, playing very loud rock music and even shaking him making his skeleton fall off his body. Seeing that this all didn't work, he brings over his family so they can get rid of Jenkins. He even disturbs the ghosts of his ancestors although they just wanted to party.
  • SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout: He is seen stealing money from people in the party as payment for entering the Krusty Krab section of the party. He does this by tricking them into a pat down before entering.
  • SpongeBob in RandomLand: Mr. Krabs forces SpongeBob and Squidward to make a delivery to RandomLand in order to make a quick buck well ignoring the protesting Squidward and ejected him by bashing him out with the malfunctioning cash register. His karma is having the customer Rodger come to the restaurant after his employees couldn't make the delivery on time. As a result, he is forced to give the order for free, much to his dismay. He receives further punishment for his employees on a dangerous goose chase.
  • Breakin': it was revealed that Mr. Krabs doesn't give his employees any breaks. After being confronted by a labor authority officer, Mr. Krabs only agreed to give SpongeBob the minimum amount of break time: 5 minutes every 20 years or else he will pay a fine. It was also revealed that he hid an actual break room behind the wall to prevent his employees from taking breaks in the first place. After SpongeBob's break was up, he once again covers up the break room, unknowingly trapping Squidward inside.
  • My Two Krabses: He steals Squidward's lunch, claiming that employees are not allowed to bring their own food into the restaurant (which probably hints that they have to order from the menu and pay for their food like a customer for them to eat which would be reasonable if not what's revealed later). This rule turned out to be a con by Mr. Krabs to get free food as he hypocritically looks through Squidward's bag and eats his strawberry ice cream sandwich.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

In this sequel to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Mr. Krabs committed several heinous acts, making himself different from his comparably more innocent self in the previous movie. Examples are down below:

  • Mr. Krabs and numerous Krusty Krab customers constantly tease Plankton, who is actually a robotic decoy of him, thinking that he's suffered from another failure to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula.
  • After SpongeBob and Plankton see the secret formula surprisingly disappear, Mr. Krabs shows up and accuses Plankton of stealing it, even though Plankton truthfully said that he didn't do it. Mr. Krabs wouldn't listen, even when SpongeBob was defending him that he's telling the truth, and traps Plankton in tape and tells a knock-knock joke to make Spongebob do his signature laughter and torture Plankton forcing him to tell where the secret formula is. Then, while Mr. Krabs and the Bikini Bottom citizens attempt to attack him, SpongeBob rescues him with a giant bubble. Mr. Krabs instantly thinks that Spongebob has been a double agent working for him and Plankton all these years as they both float away.
  • Mr. Krabs then becomes a leader of a savage group of apocalyptic sufferers. Then, while they were planning a sacrifice for the burger gods, which a savage Sandy explained, Spongebob and Plankton return from time traveling. Then, even when Spongebob tried to convince the people how savage they've become with the formula missing, Mr. Krabs and the rest attempt to sacrifice Spongebob by having him get squashed by a falling burger-bun-shaped stone. Spongebob smelled the familiar scent of Krabby Patties coming from the outside surface, which is coming from Burger-Beard who's the one that really stole the formula. Then, as the stone is about to fall on Spongebob, Mr. Krabs stops it after he and the others smell the scent as well, as they aid Spongebob to follow the scent.
  • Mr. Krabs notices that Burger-Beard is selling his Krabby Patties for $8.99 and says to himself, "Why didn't I think of that?"
  • During the end credits, he pulls Patrick's wallet out of his pocket.

Battle For Bikini Bottom

  • He has a large posession of Golden Spatulas which he knows are needed for Bikini Bottom to be saved, but refuses to let Spongebob have them unless he trades them for a large quantity of shiny objects.
  • When Spongebob reluctantly disagrees to give him a hard earned Golden Spatula, Mr. Krabs makes Spongebob's break time at work -5 minutes, effectively meaning he has no break and has to work an extra 5 minutes.
  • After having bought all the Golden Spatulas Mr. Krabs has, the player can still talk with him. However, he only ever says the one thing; "The only good robot is the one that's givin' me them shiny objects". This is a subtle reference to the possibility that Mr. Krabs thinks of Spongebob as a robot which is actually another word for slave.

Other media

  • The Endless Summer: Mr Krabs takes advantage of Global Warming and increases the temperature to get everyone to swim in the pool for more money. He makes the temperature extremely hot, causing everyone to evacuate Bikini Bottom.

Other Depictions

Internet Parody

Moar Krabs

Moar Krabs is a meme character who appeared in the episode "Jellyfish Hunter", where Mr. Krabs wants SpongeBob to catch so many jellyfish. Moar Krabs appeared in lots YouTube Poop videos and has became a meme.

Mr. Plankton Universe

"Good grief! He's naked!"

Enjoy your victory screech, Plankton, because someday the Krabby Patty formula will be mine!
~ Krabs

In the episode "The Algae is Always Greener", an alternate version of Mr. Krabs serves as the main antagonist.

Role in the episode

In the episode, after Plankton unsuccessfully attempts to steal the Krabby Patty formula yet again, he becomes frustrated by all of Mr. Krabs' success and wishes to switch lives with him just to know what it's like to be him. Then Karen suggests using a device he had recently built to do just that. Activating the device, Plankton suddenly finds himself in the boss' room of the Krusty Krab wearing his rival's attire, showing the switch was a success, much to his happiness.

However, he would come to regret this decision due to having to deal with Spongebob's idiocy or the dissatisfaction of the customers. But the thing that truly drove him over the edge was the realization that by switching lives with Mr. Krabs, he had taken over Plankton's job of stealing the Krabby Patty formula, which he had attempted to do so once again. Krabs attempted to escape with a sandwich, but Spongebob managed to thwart him shooting clothes at him, eventually succeeding with a bra. He gives back the formula but vows to return every single day until he succeeds. Ultimately, Plankton couldn't take it anymore and presses a button to return him to his own reality.

Robot Chicken


SpongeBob SquarePants learns the truth Robot Chicken Adult Swim

In an episode of the series Robot Chicken, SpongeBob finds out that Mr. Krabs has been feeding his customers Krabby patties that are made from crab meat and a variety of other sea creatures (such as tuna and squid). Mr. Krabs attempts to justify his actions by claiming to be the last honest person in Bikini Bottom, stating this is how nature wanted it. He is ultimately defeated when the customers, along with Squidward and Patrick, beat him to death.

Pamtri's Videos

Mr. Krabs is one of the main characters of the Pamtri's Mythos. He runs the Ugli Krab (an obvious parody of his restaurant) and tries everything to get rid of Plankton while keeping his sociopathic employees in check. Like in the cartoon, he abuses SpongeBob and Squidward, and sometimes cooks them, usually after being murdered by Santiago.

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