Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
I defy you, heart man!

The heart man is a fish dressed in a heart costume used to entertain children. He appears in the episodes "Valentine's Day" and "The Night Patty," and the book The World's Greatest Valentine. He is a mascot for the Valentine's Day Carnival.


The heart man is a fish in a heart costume. The costume is shaped like a huge bright red heart with a big smile on his face.

When Patrick rips the heart off of him, the fish inside of the suit is shown to be olive green.

Role in series

"Valentine's Day"

The heart man first appears with a group of children at the carnival. Patrick, furious over not receiving any special gifts, rips his costume in half and scares the children, revealing underneath a fish in his boxers.

"The Night Patty"

The heart man reappears in this episode. He is among the many people who SpongeBob pulls out of the cooler in the Krusty Krab kitchen.


  • The fish wearing the heart man costume in "Valentine's Day" bears a striking resemblance to Incidental 106.
  • The scene in "Valentine's Day" where Patrick rips apart the heart man's costume and says "I defy you, heart man!" has become an internet meme.
  • "The Night Patty" marked his first appearance after over 18 years.