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|“||Maybe it is stupid, but it's also dumb!||„|
|“||Is mayonnaise an instrument?||„|
|“||Knowledge can never replace friendship. I prefer to be an idiot!||„|
|~ Patrick in Patrick SmartPants.|
|“||I'm sorry, SpongeBob, but Gary's with me now. You had your chance and you failed. You have to stop living in the past. Face it, SpongeBob, you're only hurting yourself. It's what Gary wants, and what Gary wants is me! Right, Gary?||„|
|~ Patrick patronizingly telling a heartbroken SpongeBob to let it go since Gary already made his choice, only to upon see him only wanting a cookie in his pocket all along and then return to being with SpongeBob again, much to his devastation.|
Patrick Star is the deuteragonist of the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. He is also the deuteragonist of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, a supporting character in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, the tritagonist of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, and the titular protagonist of his own spin-off series The Patrick Star Show.
He is SpongeBob's best friend, neighbor, and sidekick. He is a very foolish, clueless and unintelligent starfish but still friendly and well-meaning. Patrick is quite overweight and loves ice cream and many other junk foods. He resides under a rock which he claims he built all by himself. SpongeBob and Squidward are his neighbors.
Patrick's characterization in the post-movie seasons has been subject to controversy among viewers as his negative traits were "flanderized". However, he's ultimately still a kind, helpful and benevolent starfish that behaves like a hero most of the time.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Biography
- 3.1 SpongeBob SquarePants
- 3.2 Kamp Koral
- 3.3 The Patrick Star Show
- 3.4 Movies
- 4 Powers and Abilities
- 5 Weakness
- 6 Character Controversy and Morality
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Navigation
Patrick's portrayal is pleasant, overweight, lazy, unmannerly, unintelligent, friendly, helpful, and generally ignorant, even with either performing unintended act of malice or dangers around him. His personality may be based on the deadly sin of Sloth, which is the sin of being lazy and having little to no motivation.
Despite this however, Patrick does appear to have anger problems and his ignorance can result in him unintentionally (and sometimes purposely) cause problems and even harm to others around him. He dislikes being called tubby.
He is also a nudist as shown in "Naughty Nautical Neighbors", "Patty Hype", and "Pranks a lot".
SpongeBob and Patrick often annoy Squidward to no end, but they have no idea they are being annoying to Squidward. Patrick first appeared in the episode: Help Wanted although his first main role in Season 1 is in the episode: Jellyfishing. He disappears very often in Krusty Krab episodes, but he does get a job there in other episodes. He is also very loyal and loving to anyone he knows. Once, to help SpongeBob get into the Salty Spitoon, he pretended to get beat up by SpongeBob so his best friend would seem tough. In the episode, I'm Your Biggest Fanatic, SpongeBob and Patrick went to the Bi-Annual Jellyfish Convention and saw many of their favorite jellyfish enthusiasts, such as Jeffery the Jellyfish, who Patrick admires greatly. Patrick can also play the drums. As seen in the episode, Band Geeks, he plays the drums.
Although he is unintelligent and is usually carefree, well-meaning, detached and a close friend to SpongeBob, Patrick has frequently acted cold, shrewd, selfish, and even quite psychotic many times in the series.
The Patrick Star Show
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
The SpongeBob Movie: Spoge Out of Water
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Powers and Abilities
- Strength: Patrick has shown to be physically strong in various episodes, such as lifting up a road and chopping an old boat in half perfectly, but the only instance where he couldn't use his strength properly was when he couldn't tear a paper apart in Krusty Krushers.
- Driving: Patrick appears to be a better driver than SpongeBob, whom seems to be never meant to able for driving considering his countless failures.
- Singing: Patrick has never had a solo and rarely sings; however, he does it fairly well when he does.
- Drumming: Patrick has remarkable skills in drumming.
- Dancing: He presumed to be a remarkable dancer, giving that he could dance Jazz well with his friend SpongeBob.
- Disguise: He was good in disguise, which the notable example was in That's No Lady where he disguised as the female version of himself named Patricia.
- Intelligent: This is rare because of Patrick's stupidity but Patrick seems to be smarter than he looks. This can be seen in various episodes. While Patrick is dumber than SpongeBob he does have a lots of knowledge such as when Squidward refused to go jellyfishing Patrick states that he doesn't want to go jellyfishing which SpongeBob replies the opposite. This ability has been implied such as when someone asked about his stupidity he usually replies with it varies. Some argues that he is a psychopath, yet such assumptions deemed irrational taking into account of how much he truly care with others and the show's controversial flanderization until eventual revision by Stephen Hillenburg. Ironically, real-life starfishes lacks brain while Patrick himself (as well as other starfishes in the show) has one. This could imply Patrick smarter than his species but is dumber than the other cast.
- Seahorse Riding: He seems to be able to ride a seahorse, but seems unable to do it at first.
- Survival Skills: In To Save a Squirrel, he and SpongeBob nearly eat each other to survive. He also made earmuffs out of his own bellybutton lint so they could play without Sandy harassing them in Survival of the Idiots. He also made warm clothing out of her fur.
- Jellyfishing: Patrick sometimes forgets how to jellyfish, however once reminded, he does it particularly well.
- Eating: In Pressure, Patrick ate a Krabby Double Deluxe in one bite. Not only that, but Patrick is shown to have an enormous appetite and can swallow large foods in one bite by either abnormally enlarged his mouth temporary or sucking all of the foods like a vacuum cleaner though he normally eating in conventional manner.
- Doing absolutely nothing for a very long period: In Stanley S. SquarePants, Patrick showed SpongeBob and Stanley on the art of doing nothing, and in The Pink Purloiner, he did nothing for 8 hours straight, while SpongeBob was spying on him. In Big Pink Loser, he even gets an award for doing absolutely nothing longer than anyone else.
- Staring: Patrick is good at staring with SpongeBob in their Staring Contest Game in various episodes, as he capable to not blinking for a considerable amount of time.
- Karate Chopping: In Karate Star, Patrick is a skilled karate "genius" at chopping. However, his hand started to go out of control and he cut it off before starting another rampage it, regenerating his limbs like SpongeBob in Graveyard Shift.
- Performing anything dangerous: In "A Life in a Day," Patrick wanted to "live like Larry" by torturing himself in life-threatening skills. He soon gave up this lifestyle.
- Performing extreme stunts: Patrick is sometimes an ultimate daredevil in "I Had an Accident" and "A Life in a Day."
- Regeneration: In "Karate Star", after losing his control over his tendencies to cleaving anything around him with karate chop attack and nearly killed SpongeBob, he resorts by ripped his arm off. Once he explained to SpongeBob starfish regenerate their arms, they were both fine with it. But unfortunately, the severed arm grows into a perfect clone of himself.
- Teleportation: Patrick was implied to possesses this in "The Secret Box", as when Spongebob took his secret box and ran the other way, he immediately bumped into Patrick in front of him. This led to speculation that he possibly have psychic power, but his low IQ made it difficult to be proven nor estimate how good he using the said power.
- Levitation: Patrick seems to be able to fly without any aid, which also led to speculation that he possibly have psychic power, but his low IQ made it difficult to be proven nor estimate how good he using the said power.
- Ice Cream Summon and Control: As Mr. Superawesomness, he can summon and control a huge number of ice cream telekinetically, which are cone ice cream. He could send them all at once to hail any enemy they hits like missiles, but ineffective against those whom have acute agility like Burger Beard.
- Rubber-Like Physiology: As Elastic Waistband, he could expand and contract his body like a rubber near limitlessly. He also extremely flexible capable of twisting, and bending his body in an inhuman fashion. But he couldn't properly used it for his advantages as he had little to no training in using this superpower.
- Ghost Physiology: After he and SpongeBob accidentally shave Flying Dutchman's beard, the powerful ghost cursed SpongeBob and Patrick by stripping them from their flesh and blood, turned them into ghosts. This gave them various ghost powers including intangibility, flight, ectoplasm creation, and turned inanimate object into the said object's ghost version. Although, Flying Dutchman eventually had to restore SpongeBob and Patrick back to normal due to their newfound cursed powers proving to be too much for them to handle (Patrick claimed his intangibility made him able to see through his eyelids).
- Low IQ: Patrick’s worst weakness is his low IQ, as his stupidity tends to cloud his judgement and hindered him from doing anything right, even when attempting to commit evil acts. While the show meant to have this played for laughs, the flanderization ended up exaggerated this trait so that he ended up being portrayed more like an outright malicious being, if not outright out of character as seen in Pet Sitter Pat where he repeatedly attempted to expose Gary to anything that can potentially kill him, arguably the character's greatest controversy due to him genuinely loving the snail. Another controversial portrayal of the starfish's flaw is The Card episode where he is portrayed to be excessively ignorant to his stupidity.
- Distraction: Patrick sometimes tends to be distracted, in some cases, by something that he favors like ice cream. Notable example would be when he supposedly used his powers as Mr. Superawesomeness to summon a pair of ice cream as weapon (presumably either as melee weapon or thrown weapons that thrown in the same manner with shurikens), his love for ice cream ended up leading him to eat the summoned ice cream instead.
- Laziness: Patrick is very lazy and usually takes poor care of himself and his "house".
- Stinginess: As of "Dumped", he refused to get Gary back until the end, as of "The Secret Box", he even refused to let SpongeBob see his secret from the box, and as of "Yours Mine and Mine", he never let SpongeBob shares toy with him, unlike SpongeBob who loves to share. This marks him become selfish.
Character Controversy and Morality
Due to some episodes (mainly the modern episodes from Season 4 to Season 9) portraying him as an unlikable character, Patrick's morality brought misconception and controversy. In fact, he was sometimes portrayed as an antagonist, other times as an outright hero, and somewhere in between depending on the writer. In the series, more his role was due to his low IQ, which is apparent due to the show's flanderization.
Because of it, the worst side of his personality, much like other members of the main cast, was exposed and exaggerated, which at times made him more selfish and mean, while his stupidity made him prone to doing dangerous things regardless of his intentions, something that made him more looked like a manipulative sociopath (or more accurately, Semi-Sociopath) who is capable to hide his malicious agenda by pretending to be very stupid. The character's greatest controversy was in Pet Sitter Pat, where his stupidity infamously (or rather unrealistically) turned him into ruthless killing machine who was hellbent on killing Gary, outraging fans and critics alike.
In spite of his controversial portrayal in Post First Movie Seasons, Patrick is actually generally a good-hearted person; most of the time, he's shown to actually care for and love his friends, especially SpongeBob and Gary. This was shown where Patrick once became disillusioned towards SpongeBob for neglecting Gary as seen in Have You Seen Me? and was horrified that he had unknowingly abused his rule as a king in Rule of Dumb. As of recent episodes starting from Post Second Movie Seasons, he became a likable character once again when the series underwent extensive revision by the late Stephen Hillenburg.
- Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill were both considered for the role of Patrick for the live-action film adaption to the series.
- As a result of his portrayals in post-first movie seasons, many fans and ex-fans of SpongeBob alike consider Patrick to be one of the worst characters in the entire series. It is debatable who is worse, but some can make the argument that Krabs is the worst because, unlike Patrick, he is more fully aware of his actions and is more of an antagonist than Patrick is.
- The negative portrayal due to the flanderization ultimately created enough controversy that near the end of Season 9 (which was around the release of the second movie), both of the character's portrayals were revised back to their Season 1 selves, re-earning the love from fans.
- Patrick sometimes complains of missing body parts that others have and not him. In No Nose Knows, he has a nose graft to feel but his dislike of the bad smell even the most minor, exasperates all the world which leads to the destruction of his nose. In Sponge Out Of Water, when he says he has sore feet, SpongeBob reminds him that he has no feet, which exasperates him.
- Many have theorized and rumored to have believe that Patrick's voice for his dialogue "Maybe it's the way your dressed" was to be used as a speaking sound for Sans from Undertale.
- As noted by fans and suggested by writer/voice actor Doug Lawrence in the DVD commentary for the season one episode "Plankton!", main casts of SpongeBob SquarePants were intended to represent Seven Deadly Sins. In Patrick's case, he represented Sloth due to his unemployed status and laziness, a train which (fortunately) not necessarily negative as it allowed him to win an award for doing "nothing" longer than anyone else in "Big Pink Loser".
- Patrick is similar to Darwin Watterson from Cartoon Network's The Amazing World of Gumball from who was goofing off and doing funny faces.
- Earl from the ToeJam & Earl video game series has a similar appearance to him, except he's an alien rapper and Patrick is a starfish who lives under a rock under the sea.
- He, SpongeBob, and Gary are very similar to Heffer Wolfe, Rocko Rama, and Spunky from Rocko's Modern Life, another Nickelodeon series in which Stephen Hillenburg directed.
- Patrick shares the same VA with his sister Sam Star.
- Patrick along with Spongebob has been in the YouTube series Cartoon Beatbox Battles and battled against his greatest rival Goofy, and won. he went again against his unfriendly rival Thanos and won again, lastly he went against the evil clown of the sewers: Pennywise and won yet again.
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