Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman is a recurring character that appears on and off throughout the show. The Flying Dutchman is usually an antagonist for most episodes. He first appears in "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost" in a magazine, but his first, real, physical appearance is "Scaredy Pants."


The Flying Dutchman is a ghost with a green aurora all around him. He has a beard, and yellow eyes. The Flying Dutchman also has a pirate hat with a piece if it missing, and a coat. He also has a bag starpped on that is marked "souls". He doesn't have any legs, and his body ends in a "tail".

Video Game Appearances

The Flying Dutchman's first video game appearance was in Legend of the Lost Spatula. He also appears in SuperSponge as a boss and in Operation Krabby Patty as an enemy as well. The Flying Dutchman appears in The Yellow Avenger to give SpongeBob a task of finding three keys for him. The Flying Dutchman is a minor boss in Battle for Bikini Bottom as well.

The Flying Dutchman is the main antagonist of the two games Revenge of the Flying Dutchman and Dutchman Dash.


The Flying Dutchman is shown to be rather evil in most of the episodes he appears in. An example is in "Scaredy Pants" where he attempts to take the souls of everyone in the Krusty Krab because of SpongeBob ruining his image. While the Flying Dutchman takes strong delight in scaring people, he doesn't live exclusively to haunt mortals, having sometimes tormented them only out of boredom (scaring SpongeBob for months to wait for his ship to be fully repaired), or otherwise because someone had provoked him.
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