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The Cyclops gazing down at SpongeBob and Patrick in Shell City

The Cyclops (portrayed by Neil Ross) is a large, male hardhat diver that appeared in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie as the tertiary antagonist. This air breathing monster never takes off his gear, even on land, possibly because he is too excited about selling knick-knacks or to scare sea creatures for fun. The anonymous diver owns and works at the dreaded Shell City and is feared by all inhabitants of the sea, mainly because he looks frightening, is gigantic compared to marine animals, captures them, and dries them out under a constantly burning desk lamp in Shell City to dry them out and turn them into "smelly knick-knacks" that he can sell (as seen in the movie). He doesn't have any lines except for evil laughing, humming, "uh-oh," and "huh" when the dead sea creatures came proceeding to beat him up, but mostly you just hear the breathing from inside his helmet.


[edit] History

We first learn of the Cyclops' existence in the beginning of the movie when Mindy first mentioned him while she was warning our protagonists about the hazards of venturing out to Shell City, where Neptune's crown is being witheld. The Cyclops was said to guard Shell City and was described as giant when Mindy classified him as the worst of the hazards. Later in the movie, just when Dennis and his spiked "big boot" is about to step on SpongeBob and Patrick, we finally see the heinous diver appear, more specifically, his "bigger boot", (as SpongeBob and Patrick call it) step on Dennis in an ironic fashion, saving our duo from Dennis (at the moment), but unfortunately not from the Cyclops himself. Patrick is just about to make a run for it screaming "Bigger boot!" when SpongeBob notifies him that the hardhat diver's benefactor of a boot had saved their lives. They display gratitude towards the pernicious diver for saving them from Dennis, referring to the Cyclops originally as "Stranger" for not knowing the Cyclops' true identity at the time. But the Cyclops just stands there, looking for his next victims. Then fear and realization strike SpongeBob and Patrick when the Cyclops looks directly down at them (most likely because he finally heard SpongeBob when he said, "Uhh... Stranger?"), hands ready to grab. SpongeBob and Patrick then discover that this abnormally large "Stranger", who rescued them from the evil Dennis, is the even more monstrous and giant Cyclops who guards Shell City mentioned in Princess Mindy's warning. SpongeBob and Patrick try to run away, but with the diver's boots clomping down behind them, fail, and the Cyclops picks them up, gives them a long stare, and proceeds onward, abducting them to the surface. Our duo (who recently fainted) are stuffed in a bag, and driven to Shell City in the Cyclops' boat (as shown in script). The Cyclops then puts SpongeBob and Patrick in his glass bowl, and holds them captive in Shell City. First, he decides to scare our two heroes for entertainment, so he sneaks up behind them, stalks them a bit, exaggerates his breathing, and when SpongeBob and Patrick turn around, he scares the two and evilly laughs. He then takes out a small toolbox that SpongeBob refers to as his "evil instruments of torture." He takes glue and google eyes out, and answers SpongeBob's question about what his business is with them in front of the duo's glass bowl by making a humorous diorama of "Alexander Clam Bell" out of a dead clam, a play hat, a small rotary phone, and the craft tools he took out of his toolbox while happily humming to show them what he does to sea creatures and that they are next to be transformed into knick-knacks. Once he had done these two things, he grabs SpongeBob and Patrick and places them under his heat lamp so they would dry up and die so he could turn them into smelly knick-knacks. The Cyclops then grabs a book, and walks into a restroom. Before their death, they both shed a single tear which later rolls down the heat lamp's wire and shorts out a power outlet that smokes up, causing the fire sprinklers to set off. Apparently they're in the bathroom too because as the two proceeds to lift Neptune's crown, we see the Cyclops picking it up and giving SpongeBob and Patrick a growl before the sea creatures the Cyclops had killed are revived and begin to beat him up as revenge after being squirted in the face with glue. During the scene where the two ride David Hasselhoff, the Cyclops' "bigger boot" emerges from the water with Dennis on the boot's ratel.

[edit] Looks

The Cyclops is giant and wears worn down, standard, vintage hardhat diving dress consisting of the following:

  • Loose grimy tan diving dress with legs folded up to his ankles
  • Mildew stained wrist cuffs
  • Weight control belt connected to underbelt
  • 2 faded rubber shoulder straps
  • Dented copper diving helmet with two regulators and helmet window stained with florescent algae (hence why he is called the Cyclops)
  • Copper breastplate with unintelligible manufacturer logo
  • Brass corselet
  • Weighted boots with brass soles, straps, and rope-like laces tied in a crude knot
  • Rough, slightly loose, cracked brown diving gloves

His appearance is a reference to Polyphemus from Homer's epic poem, the Odessey.

[edit] Relationship

[edit] Loves

  • Making smelly knick-knacks and dioramas with puns for the titles
  • Capturing and killing sea creatures
  • Reading in the bathroom
  • Scaring marine life
  • Wearing his vintage diving suit and gear

[edit] Hates

  • Marine life

[edit] Weaknesses

  • Glue (specifically Elmer's brand)
  • Large swarms of marine life
  • Violent fish

[edit] Advantages

  • Giant
  • Can step on a fish quickly with his weighted boots
  • Large hands to grab more marine life
  • Rough gloves for traction on his victim so they can't escape
  • Diving helmet protects his head
  • Looks terrifying, making his targets easier to spot because they're running away

[edit] Appearances

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Characters: David HasselhoffDennisCyclopsGoofy GooberKarenKing NeptuneEugene H. KrabsPatrick StarMindySheldon J. PlanktonSpongeBob SquarePantsGas Station AttendantsCar StealerThe Pirates
Locations: Krusty Krab 2PlanktopolisShell CityGoofy Goober's Ice Cream Party BoatThug Tug
Songs: Now That We're MenGoofy Goober RockThe Best Day EverThe Goofy Goober SongUnder My RockYou Better SwimJust a KidSpongeBob and Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy
Video Games: SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie

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