Flying Dutchman

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The Flying Dutchman
  • Former Pirate, now Ghost
First Appearance:
Latest Appearance:
  • Unknown
  • 914 B.C.
  • Squidward
  • People who dress up like him and mock him
  • SpongeBob and Patrick (occasionally)
  • Lord Poltergeist

The Flying Dutchman, voiced by Brian Doyle-Murray, is a green pirate ghost named after the famous fictitious ghost ship of the same name, but in some episodes, he lives undergound. He also has a clearly distinctive Scottish accent. He lives in a giant ship that floats in the underwater "sky". As evidenced in the episode Squidward, the Unfriendly Ghost, many people who worked in a clothing shop used his body as a window display after his death (though his demise was never explained how). Now he haunts the seven seas because he was never put to rest. Whenever he appears, a thunderstorm suddenly occurs, it is always green. Squidward Tentacles once was mistaken to be the Flying Dutchman.

According to the episode Your Shoe's Untied, he last wore shoes 5,000 years ago. He has won the Fancy Knotting contest for the past 3,000 years and the knots he knows are: Pretzel Knot, Double Diamond Knot, Square Knot, The Constrictor, Gut Knot, Pillow Knot, Butterfly Knot, Monkey Chain, Monkey's Fist, The Monkey and the Loop Knot a.k.a. Poop Loop. In addition, he cannot eat without his dining sock as mentioned in the episode: Shanghaied. For some odd reason, he says "I'm the Flying Dutchman" while snoring. In the episode: Shanghaied the Flying Dutchman generates The Fly of Despair.

The Flying Dutchman once lost his "scare," according to the episode Ghost Host. He got so carried away, that he stopped scaring for months. He became a couch potato in SpongeBob's house until finally SpongeBob helped him be scary again. In the same episode, he was shown that he had some sort of wedding ring.

The Flying Dutchman escorts people to Davy Jones' Locker. This actually almost happened to Mr. Krabs. The Flying Dutchman has been mentioned in the episode: Squidward, the Unfriendly Ghost (only on the cover of a magazine), and appeared in the episodes Scaredy Pants, Arrgh!, Your Shoe's Untied, Shanghaied, Born Again Krabs, Ghost Host, Money Talks and SpongeBob vs. The Big One (he encountered Mr. Krabs and said that he dated Aunt Sally in High School in that special). He made appearances in SpongeBob video games, his first appearance was in the video game, Revenge of the Flying Dutchman as the main antagonist. And Battle for Bikini Bottom as a mini boss. It is shown in the game that The Flying Dutchman can shoot green fire from his nose, and is very sensitive with his tail. He appears again in the episode The Curse of Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob and Patrick cut his beard off with Squidward's Lawn Mower. His girlfriend wanted to marry him, but he said he wasn't the marrying type.

[edit] Skills

  • Can change his size
  • Can fulfil wishes
  • Can generate the fly of despair...seen in Shanghaied
  • Can tie knots (unfortunately naccumulate)
  • Can turn his head around 360 degrees
  • Can shapeshift into any monsters.
  • Can spew fire from his nostrils
  • Can float through walls
  • Can shoot lasers from his eyes
  • Can create illusions
  • Can turn Sponge's legs and arms into Tentacles
  • Can turn sea creatures into fruits and ghosts
  • Can breath fire
  • Can tie many knots

[edit] The Origin of the Flying Dutchman

When the Flying Dutchman died, citizens used his body as a window display in a clothing shop. Now he haunts the seven seas because he was never put to rest. SpongeBob finds this in a comic book in the episode Squidward, the Unfriendly Ghost while SpongeBob and Patrick were cleaning Sqidward's closet, where Squidward owns the comic book in the closet.

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