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(Mr. Krabs: What story?)
The story of how Bikini Bottom was brought to its knees when its beloved Krabby Patty formula was stolen by me, Burger Beard.
(Patrick: How does it end?)
Well, let me see. It looks like, um, Burger Beard becomes the richest food truck proprietor in all of the land.
(SpongeBob: But how did you steal the formula?)
That was easy. I simply rewrote the story and... [holds the formula in his hand] Poof!
(Mr. Krabs: Me formuler!
Squidward: What do you mean rewrote the story?)
Watch this. [dips a feather in a bottle of ink and as he writes, he says...] The brave and handsome Burger Beard banished... our poor heroes to be stranded on Pelican Island! [Everyone disappears to Pelican Island] The end!
~ Burger-Beard

Burger-Beard the Pirate is the main antagonist of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

He was portrayed by Antonio Banderas who played another villain: Miguel Bain in Assassins, which was released 20 years before.

Role in the Film

Magic Book Hunt

Burger-Beard is first seen at the beginning of the movie, where he steals a magic book and defeat the skeleton pirate whom guard it. Though the skeleton pirate eventually send him flying back to his ship, he still victorious due to he himself use the book as the shield and the book himself eventually fell into his possession.

Stealing the Krabby Patty Recipe and Bikini Bottom's Destruction

He then starts to read a story to some talking seagulls. Apparently, he seems to know all about Spongebob and his friends. Also, from the book, he learned that everyone in Bikini Bottom are happy thanks to the Krabby Patty, the famous and the most delicious burger that only available in Bikini Bottom. The said burger also something that coveted by Plankton, whom led to his conflict with Krabs. Aware with the book's immense powers, and obsessed to have the same business with Krabs, Burger-Beard then rewrite the book, which made the recipe instantly teleports on his place.

Once he suceeded, he converts his ship into a food truck to sell Krabby Patties at a beach community named Salty Shoals. In doing so, Burger-Beard alas led the Bikini Bottom into post-apocalyptic state, forcing Plankton and Spongebob to form an uneasy alliance to solve the mystery. He knew that his actions would bring the destruction of protagonists' town, but he didn't care.

First Confrontation and Banishing SpongeBob and His Allies

When the heroes arrive on his food truck, he busily cooked the Krabby Patty. The angered Mr. Krabs then demand the explanation in how he stole the formula and build such business. Confused with their presence, he checked his magic book, and said that the book never told this. Knowing that SpongeBob and his friends would take back the recipe, he demonstrated his reality-warping power by writing the magic book where it said that SpongeBob and his friends would be teleported away to Pelican Island. Much to their horror, SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward teleports away, and materialized on the said island, which is simply a rock full of pelican colony.

Final Battle and Defeat

Using Squidward's ink and one of the ripped pages, SpongeBob and the others transform themselves into superheroes with special powers - SpongeBob becomes The Invincibubble, Patrick becomes Mr. Superawesomeness, Squidward becomes Sour Note, Sandy becomes The Rodent and Mr. Krabs becomes Sir Pinch-a-Lot. They return and encounter Burger-Beard, who drives off with the formula, forcing the team to give chase. During the ensuing battle, the book gets destroyed. The team attempts to apprehend Burger-Beard, but he easily overpowers them.

But when he is about to flee, Plankton, who'd been left on Pelican Island, after hiding in SpongeBob's sock and hoping out, becomes a muscle-bound hero named Plank-Ton and comes to assist them. After retrieving the formula, Plank-Ton/Plankton and Invincibubble/Spongebob work together to create one final attack that sends Burger-Beard all the way to Bikini Atoll.



  • Though his actions motivated by greed and appeared not as notorious as Plankton in the first film, Burger-Beard is arguably the most dangerous (if not cataclysmic) and toughest antagonist of all SpongeBob Squarepants villains, as he easily let Bikini Bottom descent into post-apocalypse state by stealing Krabby Patty recipe through his magic book, have no qualms of Bikini Bottomites' fate, and it took all superpowered main casts alongside superpowered Plankton to finally defeat him.

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