If you were looking for the article about the song of the same name, then see El Diablo (song).

El Diablo is the tertiary antagonist of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. He is portrayed by Danny Trejo.


He is a live-action character with red clothes, golden buttons, tassels, a hat, and a mustache.

Role in movie

He is part of the challenge given to Patrick Star and SpongeBob SquarePants. He was the leader of the Flesh-eating cowboy pirate zombies, before Patrick and SpongeBob accidentally kill him. However, he revives adapting a tornado form. Then, he chases SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sage, and after a long chase, he stumbles and falls, then dissolves.


  • His name is similar to the main antagonist from the Disney film, Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
  • His name, El Diablo, means The Devil in Spanish.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (VE)

Characters: King PoseidonSageOttoChancellorThe GamblerEl DiabloTiffany HaddockDocumentary narrator

Locations: Atlantic CityThe Lighthouse CasinoCamp Coral

Objects: Challenge CoinWindow of MeanwhileWall of Failure

Songs: It's Always Summer in Bikini BottomOn the Road AgainDream WeaverEl DiabloHow We DoLivin' La Vida LocaAka Waka Maka MiaGary's SongMy Heart Will Go OnSecret to the FormulaAguaKrabby StepSnail: I'm AvailThings Go Better With Friends

Miscellaneous: DVDBlu-rayThe SpongeBob Movie Game: Sponge on the RunBookThe Great Gary Rescue!Official Activity BookWelcome to Camp Coral!Happy Campers!Paramount+Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under YearsBest Year EverThe SpongeBob 3-Movie CollectionI'm Urchin You to Leave

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