The Golden Kelp is simply Plankton wearing a gold-colored mask over his head and a belt.
Powers and abilities
Due to being infused with the power of kelp via the kelp creatures' teachings, the Golden Kelp is able to fly through the air. He also knows the martial art of "kelp-kwan-foo."
Role in comic book
After Plankton crash lands into a bed of kelp, kelp creatures move to his aid and heal him, before eventually teaching him the art of kelp-kwan-foo and helping him reach serenity. These teachings transform Plankton and infuse him with kelp powers, turning him into the Golden Kelp. The kelp creatures then give him a mask and belt, and Plankton tells the kelp that he will use his powers for good, before flying back to Bikini Bottom.
Plankton later reveals that he lied to the plants, and is going to use his powers to try and steal the Krabby Patty secret formula. As the Golden Kelp, he tells some Bikini Bottomites of his plans, but they accidentally squash him and end his reign as the Golden Kelp.
- He is named after the Laminaria ochroleuca, a species of kelp commonly called golden kelp.
- He is the only supervillain featured in SpongeBob Comics Annual Super-Giant Swimtacular No. 1 to not have any relation to Mermaid Man.