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" the video games, SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis, SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis SquareOff, SpongeBob's Atlantis Treasures, and a minor character in Paparazzi Parade as Atlantis' ruler who greets SpongeBob SquarePants and the crew upon their arrival.

He also appears in the books Atlantis SquarePantis book, My Trip to Atlantis - by SpongeBob SquarePants, Best Bikini Bottom Stories Ever!, and Happiness to Go! He is voiced by the late David Bowie in the episode and Nolan North in the game.


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 Star 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.

Antagonistic side

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 replaced the bubble, he is friendly again to the main characters.

Role in series

Atlantis SquarePantis Bus Rush

He appears on the title screen of the game.

Atlantis SquarePantis (book)

He appears in this book alongside My Trip to Atlantis - by SpongeBob SquarePants with a similar appearance to "Atlantis SquarePantis", except it is in the book.

SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis

He appears in the video game with a similar appearance to "Atlantis SquarePantis."

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SpongeBob's Atlantis Treasures

He appears in one of the cutscenes.

My Trip to Atlantis - by SpongeBob SquarePants

He appeared in this book alongside Atlantis SquarePantis book with a similar appearance to "Atlantis SquarePantis", except it is in the book.


  • 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.
  • His initials may be a reference to Church of Scientology founder and science-fiction writer, L. Ron Hubbard.
  • His voice actor, David Bowie, died on January 10, 2016.
  • He and the other Atlantean citizens resemble the Blue Meanies from the Beatles' animated music video Yellow Submarine.
Atlantis SquarePantis (VE)

Characters:Lord Royal HighnessAtlantean citizensCaptain of the Sea Ship AtlantisAtlantean RobotsRobot touristsRed AtlanteanYellow AtlanteanNandoSpongeBob hallucinationAggressive Case of the SnifflesOrange guardBubble SpongeBobVultureDave (cave)GermsNorblock FiveMagenta thugGreen jellyfishRed jellyfishGhost jellyfishBlack jellyfishMagma jellyfishDiamond JellyfishSteel JellyfishRoyal Guard CommanderLawrence Whelk

Locations:AtlantisMuseum of AtlantisMuSquirrel Museum of NutsJellyfish 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 ArmsPlankton's shoesJellyfish netSquidward's clarinet

Songs: The Bubble SongFueling the BusMr. Krabs' songSandy's songSquidward's songPlankton's SongGood-Bye, 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 Vol. 7SpongeBob SquarePants Special 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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