How Did Mr. Krabs Die? Death of SpongeBob Character Explored

Fans of the show SpongeBob SquarePants all over the world were left in shock upon hearing that Mr. Krabs had passed away. We all know that Mr. Krabs was the owner of the Krusty Krab restaurant and SpongeBob’s boss, but what really happened to him? 

Mr. Krabs was found dead inside his restaurant, with a slit across his throat. The wound had been caused by a metal spatula which was found lying on the floor next to him. At the back of his head, there were also signs of blunt-force trauma. In the end, it seemed that he had died alone in his establishment.

This well-loved character left us with more questions than answers, and so we are here to investigate what could have possibly caused his sudden and unexpected death. Was it foul play? Or just a tragic accident? There are a few theories as to his untimely demise. Let’s dive in! 

Theory 1: Mr. Krabs was killed by an envious Plankton

It is said that Plankton could not bear the success of The Krusty Krab because of its precious recipe. The owner of the Chum Bucket has been trying to steal the secret formula for the Krabby Patty for years, but he has always been thwarted by Mr. Krabs. So, when Plankton finally got his hands on the secret formula, he decided to take matters into his own hands and kill Mr. Krabs so that he would be the only one who knew how to make the perfect Krabby Patty.

This might explain why Plankton seemed so relieved after hearing about Mr. Krabs’ death; while most of the show’s characters were mourning his passing, Plankton appeared almost…happy? Could this be evidence that Plankton had something to do with it? We may never know for sure… 

Theory 2: Mr. Krabs was killed by a resentful Spongebob

Spongebob had been working at the Krusty Krab for many years and had suffered under Mr. Krabs’ oppressive rule. Not only did he have to work long hours, but he was paid a pittance in comparison to what most people would expect to make in such a job. On top of all this, Spongebob was expected to take on any task that Mr. Krabs requested, regardless of how dangerous or unpleasant it may be. So when Mr. Krabs finally decided to fire Spongebob after all his hard work, it pushed him over the edge; it was simply too much for him to bear after so many years of mistreatment and disrespect. 

Mr. Krabs would sometimes act like a father figure to him. There were even some instances when he would show care and concern. But, the emotional pain of being treated unfairly accumulated until he could no longer contain it and lashed out with violence. The act of killing was certainly an extreme reaction, but it can also be seen as an expression of the anger and resentment that had built up inside Spongebob over the years due to his mistreatment at the hands of Mr. Krabs. His rage was so great that he couldn’t control himself anymore, which is why he resorted to killing his former boss in a fit of rage. 

All in all, the combination of years spent working for little pay under Mr. Krab’s tyrannical rule combined with his sudden dismissal from employment drove Spongebob into a frenzy that culminated in him taking the life of his former boss. Every second spent employed by Mr. Krabs contributed towards this fateful act, as every moment filled with despair and injustice slowly eroded Spongebob’s sanity until he finally reached breaking point and committed murder out of desperation and anger.

Theory 3: Mr. Krabs was killed by vengeful Squidward

Squidward has held a long-standing grudge against Mr. Krabs since he began working at the Krusty Krab. The chief source of Squidward’s enmity towards his boss is his overwhelming feelings of envy and resentment. Mr. Krabs’ success has made him something of a celebrity in Bikini Bottom, where he is universally adored and admired, something that Squidward can only dream of achieving himself. 

Faced with this unattainable goal of fame and respect, Squidward was driven to extreme measures: killing Mr. Krabs so that he could finally be free of his oppressive workplace environment and perceived lack of recognition from his peers. After all, if Mr. Krabs were out of the way, then Squidward would no longer be subjected to unfair pay or constant belittling. On top of that, eliminating Mr.Krabs would also give him a chance to finally get revenge on all those who have wronged him over the years.

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In conclusion, driven by the desperate desire to be appreciated and respected within Bikini Bottom’s social hierarchy as well as being fuelled by feelings of intense jealousy towards his superior, it was only natural for Squidward to attempt to assassinate Mr. Krabs to achieve these goals for himself

Who knows what really happened to poor old Mr. Krabs? While there are numerous theories out there, none of them can be proven without further investigation from authorities or insiders from the show itself. Until then, we can only speculate about what led to the unfortunate death of this beloved cartoon character—but hopefully one day the truth will come out and justice will prevail! Until then, rest in peace, dear friend!