The Rodent is a superhero alter-ego of Sandy Cheeks who appears in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and the video game SpongeBob HeroPants. She is a giant real-life squirrel who is Sandy's superhero alter ego.


She is a giant live-action squirrel who has the power to shoot out nuts from her mouth and do karate.


She is among the main characters' (excluding Gary) superhero alter-egos. When she first appears, the team is freaked out by her appearance. She then tells the team that it's just her and that they can call her The Rodent.