Lord Royal Highness (also known as L.R.H.) is the emperor of the lost city of Atlantis. He appears as the main antagonist of the episode "Atlantis SquarePantis." He is voiced by the late David Bowie in the episode and Nolan North in the game SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis.


His skin is blue and his brain is clearly visible. His lips are large and red and his nose is similar to SpongeBob's. His hair is orange like Bowie's was in real life in the mid-'70s and again in the mid-to-late '90s, and his left eye is colored green while the other one is blue.


He is usually polite towards others and has a positive attitude, until SpongeBob and Patrick pop the world's oldest bubble. This infuriates him and he orders the Atlanteans to seize them.

He also appears clumsy, because he fell down the stairs to the royal palace. He has had visitors before because he says that people do not usually stay with the tour that long. When he finds Plankton, "a talking speck," as a replacement for the bubble, he is no longer angry and is back to his old, friendly self.

Role in series

"Atlantis SquarePantis"

His antagonistic side is revealed when SpongeBob and Patrick pop the oldest bubble. Lord Royal Highness orders the other Atlanteans to go after SpongeBob and the rest of the crew. However, after Plankton replaces the bubble, he is friendly again to the main characters.

Atlantis SquarePantis Bus Rush

He appears on the title screen of the game.

SpongeBob's Atlantis Treasures

He appears in one of the cutscenes.


  • Lord Royal Highness's heterochromia iridium is a reference to a common misconception regarding his voice actor, David Bowie. It is often believed that Bowie had one blue eye and one green eye, as is present in his character's design, but in reality, Bowie suffered from anisocoria, the permanent dilation of the pupil, in his left eye; the condition was the result of a fistfight he got into when he was a teenager.
  • He and the other Atlantean citizens resemble the Blue Meanies from the Beatles' animated music video and movie"Yellow Submarine."
Atlantis SquarePantis (VE)

Characters:Lord Royal HighnessAtlantean citizensCaptain of the Sea Ship AtlantisAtlantean RobotsRobot touristsRed AtlanteanNandoAggressive Case of the SnifflesOrange guardBubble SpongeBobVultureDave (cave)GermsNorblock FiveMagenta thugGreen jellyfishGhost jellyfishBlack jellyfishMagma jellyfishDiamond JellyfishSteel JellyfishRoyal Guard Commander

Locations:AtlantisMuseum of AtlantisMuJellyfish FieldsEncinoGasMusic StationNickelodeon Animation StudioBikini Bottom MuseumBikini BottomKelp ForestThe Bubble RoomThe Science Room

Objects:Plankton's tankAtlantean amuletSea Ship AtlantisOldest living bubbleGolden spatulaHooksBubble Collector 2000Frampton Comes AliveSquidward tikiCanned BreadAnchor ArmsJellyfish netSquidward's clarinet

Songs: The Bubble SongFueling the BusMr. Krabs' songSandy's songSquidward's songPlankton's songGoodbye, AtlantisBack in Encino

Shorts: Are We There Yet?Beware Flying JellyfishDocumenting Our Road Trip

Miscellaneous: DVDBookVideo gameMobile gameOnline gameSpongeBob's Director's CommentaryMy Trip to Atlantis - by SpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis SquareOffInside the SpongeBob Animation StudiosBehind the PantisOn the Road AgainFrom the Beginning, Pt.2The Best 200 Episodes EverSpongeBob SquarePants Specials Collection, Vol. 1The First 100 EpisodesThe Complete Fifth SeasonSeason 5 Volume 2Blitz GamesAltronSpongeBob Z-A CountdownSwapBob SpareFaceHappiness to Go!Best Bikini Bottom Stories Ever!The SpongeBob Super Square Collection

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