"Everybody's a critic."

Squidward Quincy Tentacles is the tritagonist of the Nickelodeon animated comedy series, SpongeBob SquarePants. He is a grumpy octopus which is a friend of his neighbors SpongeBob and Patrick, however he's often annoyed by them obviously because of their childlike behaviors. He is a turquoise octopus who lives in an Easter Island head.

Why He Rocks

  1. Despite being a bad artist, he did make good art that people have enjoyed.
  2. He is vain and grouchy, but those traits are put to good use.
  3. He is proven to be more caring than his employer, Mr. Krabs. He even called him out for selling SpongeBob to the Flying Dutchman just to save a couple of bucks.
  4. Rodger Bumpass does an awesome job voicing the character.
  5. His clarinet skills may be poor most of the time, but that isn't always the case; he played the clarinet very nicely a few times.
  6. His design is great, but his superhero design as Sour-Note is even better!
  7. He is one of the most realistic and relatable characters in the show.
  8. Though Squidward alone is cynical often, SpongeBob finds the good in him.
  9. He finds Mr. Krabs a cheapskate, unlike SpongeBob.
  10. There are times where he cares for Spongebob like in the episode "Pizza Delivery", he stood up for him.
  11. His laugh is very good, and is a vibrant side to him.
  12. His maturity makes him relatable to adults.
  13. He does have a point on berating his neighbors SpongeBob and Patrick for their immaturity and annoyance.
  14. In some episodes, he is put in charge of the Krusty Krab when Mr. Krabs is away. SpongeBob may have a good work ethic, but Squidward's maturity and intelligence give him an edge over SpongeBob. In fact, these qualities are the reason why he is chosen over SpongeBob to be the initial manager of the Krusty Krab 2 in the first movie!
  15. He even leads a marching band with tremendous success, much to his rival's shock!

Bad Qualities

  1. Some can be annoyed by his bad attitude.
  2. Some people get confused about whether he is a squid due to his name, even though he is actually an octopus.
  3. He was a punching bag in seasons 6-8.
  4. He was flanderized in season 6-12 at the point where he hates Spongebob with a passion and wants to see him die.
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