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If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see BlackJack.

BlackJack[1] is the muscular cousin of SpongeBob, Todd and Stanley, and the main antagonist of the episode "BlackJack."


As kids, BlackJack was much larger than SpongeBob and often terrorized him while calling him a "little man." However, when he met SpongeBob again, he was only the size of SpongeBob's big toe. It is implied that he stopped growing when he was young, as evident by SpongeBob saying that he hasn't changed a bit. BlackJack has a very gruffly voice and is circle-shaped, compared to SpongeBob's square shape. He also has very muscular arms for his small size. On his arms are blue-colored anchor tattoos. He has shiny black hair and dresses up in biker-gang clothing in that he wears a white shirt, red wristbands, blue jeans with a belt buckle like SpongeBob's and black cowboy-like boots.

He has a pet worm and lives in a cabin-like house only next door to his Uncle Blue SquarePants' house. BlackJack is known to be very tough.


As his appearance would suggest, BlackJack is a masculine, brave, rough and intimidating individual with traits which he loves to exploit when around weaklings like SpongeBob. He does not seem to share a good relationship with sensitive and childlike individuals and bullies them due to their contrasting lack of courage. Despite this, he has a decent bond with his aunt and uncles, showing that he is not as mean as he seems.

Abilities and talents

  • Strength: As evident by his muscles, BlackJack was at one point very strong, able to assault a young SpongeBob and throw him at the wall. However, as he got older he stopped growing and was reduced to the size of SpongeBob's big toe, thus diminishing his strength and causing no harm to his targets, rather tickling SpongeBob when he tried to assault him during the family reunion.

Criminal record

Being intimidating and abrasive, BlackJack has committed a few crimes, but was only arrested for one of them: littering, precisely.

  • Assault/Child abuse: During SpongeBob's childhood, BlackJack would very often torment and inflict unwanted physical attacks upon the former to take advantage of his weakness. Since SpongeBob was a kid back then, this doubles as child abuse. When both of them become adults, BlackJack attempts to assault SpongeBob again during their reunion, but due to his size reduction and deteriorating strength, fails.
  • Littering: It is mentioned by Mr. SquarePants that BlackJack was to prison for littering, but subsequently renounced his criminal ways and was released as a result.
  • Threat: Despite changing his reputation following his prison release, BlackJack subsequently sends SpongeBob a threatening letter challenging him to a wrestling match against his will, which induces panic in the latter.


Prison time

BlackJack went to prison for littering, but was released from prison during the events of "BlackJack."


SpongeBob receives a note from his cousin BlackJack, saying that he is going to pay his parents a visit. When he goes to his parents' house, he gets another note from BlackJack, saying he is going to pay their grandma a visit.

SpongeBob later goes to BlackJack's house and hears his mother screaming from the basement. He goes down there and it is then revealed that SpongeBob's parents are in no danger; they were in fact holding a surprise party to celebrate BlackJack's release from prison, as he renounced his criminal ways of littering.

BlackJack still has the intent of beating up SpongeBob however, who is ready to stand up to himself. As he charges at him, it is revealed that BlackJack is no bigger than SpongeBob's foot and can't do any harm whatsoever.


SpongeBob SquarePants

Cousin BlackJack is older and tougher than SpongeBob. He used to be a bully to him and both of them had a sibling rivalry with each other. BlackJack also calls SpongeBob a "little man," not just because SpongeBob is younger than him, but due to the fact that SpongeBob used to not make any attempt to duel with him and was thus cowardly.


BlackJack is known to be a powerhouse. When SpongeBob informs Gary of BlackJack's release from jail, Gary is notably scared, meaning he saw him before. SpongeBob's grandmother and parents are shown to not be scared of him at all, in fact, they enjoy his company and spent quality time with him. On the other hand, Uncle Captain Blue SquarePants was very scared to learn that BlackJack was out of prison and was quick to flee to his home after dropping off SpongeBob.


  • He is named after the card game Blackjack.
  • He is the only one of SpongeBob's known relatives to have been sent to jail for criminal activity.
  • He is voiced by John DiMaggio, who also voiced Bender Rodriguez from Futurama, Dr Drakken in Kim Possible, the Scotsman in Samurai Jack, and Jake the Dog from Adventure Time.

See also


  1. ^ "BlackJack." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
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