The tough guy is a minor character in SpongeBob SquarePants. He appears in several episodes. He is also one of the enemies in the SpongeBob levels in the DS version of Nicktoons Unite! In that game, he and the others who look like him are referred to as "bullies."
He is an olive brown fish who has a big, muscular figure with tattoos dotted all around his body. He has orange hair made into "spikes." He wears headphones.
"Shanghaied" - Tough guy first appears in this episode as a cameo.
"Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV" - Tough guy appears in this episode as a customer in the Krusty Krab. When Squidward tries to give him his order, SpongeBob makes him spill the food on the tough guy's face. Tough guy then punches Squidward in the face for the incident.
"Krabby Land" - Tough guy reappears in this episode, where SpongeBob hires him to help stall the children. He also calls his friend later.
"To Love a Patty" - He later appears in "To Love a Patty" and speaks for the first time. Squidward gives Patty to the tough guy and SpongeBob saves her and replaces the patty with his shoe. Tough says he loves grilled shoe and happily eats. Tough guy is voiced by Tom Kenny is this episode.
"Boating Buddies" - Tough guy also appears in this episode as a running gag, where he continuously beats up Squidward. He wears footwear identical to SpongeBob's in this episode.
"Demolition Doofus" - Tough guy briefly appears in this episode as a driver in Mrs. Puff's thought bubble of wanting to kill SpongeBob.