Redbeard Krabs is a pirate and the paternal grandfather of Mr. Krabs. He appears in the episodes "Grandpappy the Pirate" and "Lame and Fortune."


He is shown to be a very old crab (over 100 years old since he's Krabs' grandfather and Mr. Krabs is over 70 years old) and wears blue sailor clothes and light brown pants. He has an eyepatch over his right eye which has a large cut, and has a large gray beard.

He has a black and white shirt and a black and gold belt. He has slightly darker red skin than Mr. Krabs, which is shown to be bruised, presumably due to fighting as a pirate.


Redbeard Krabs was born to an unknown Mr. and Mrs. Krab, the former of which might have been Mr. Krabs' great grandfather. He may have been born from one of at least two children, the other of which may have been Sally.

At some point, Redbeard Krabs became a pirate.

At some point, he married an unknown crab, who may have been Mr. Krabs' grandma.

At some point, the two had a son, who they named, "Victor Krabs."

Sometime later, before Eugene Krabs, Redbeard's grandson, joined Grandpa Redbeard, he either divorced his wife or she died.

Sometime in or shortly after 1945, Redbeard took custody of the infant Eugene. Redbeard then taught Eugene how to be a pirate.

Several years later, when Eugene had been a captain of his own pirate ship, but decided to sell the ship, Redbeard checked up on him, but did not learn that the ship was sold.


  • He has one large, and one small claw, which indicates that he may be a fiddler crab. His small claw could also be a prosthetic replacement (or not, because he can move it).
  • His name is a reference to Blackbeard the Pirate.
  • Real pirates did in fact have rules, called the "Pirate Codex" or "the Code."
  • In "Grandpappy the Pirate," Grandpa Redbeard thinks that Pearl is a sea monster, which means that before that episode, he did not know or realize that she is his great granddaughter.
    • Also, he is the first (other than her father) relative besides Mr. Krabs to appear in the same episode with her.
Crustaceans (VE)

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