Eugene[3] H.[4][5] Krabs[6] (born November 30, 1942;[7] age 73), simply and more commonly known as Mr. Krabs, sometimes called Krabs by Plankton and frequently called Eugene, is a crimson sea crab who is the owner and founder of the Krusty Krab as well as the employer of both SpongeBob SquarePants and Squidward Tentacles. Series creator Stephen Hillenburg describes Mr. Krabs as another antagonist of the series. He is extremely greedy and quite literally obsessed with money. He will freak out if anything happens to his money, except in “New Digs,” when the money is in the pickle jar, he likes it. He treats money as if it was royalty in some aspects. Mr. Krabs is mostly respected by SpongeBob (maybe as a fatherly figure to SpongeBob), while Squidward tends to loathe him. The series exaggerates Mr. Krabs’ greed with him often anthropomorphizing money. He will do almost anything to obtain money or not lose it no matter how small the amount, usually with no regard to the safety or well-being of others or even himself. His nemesis and business rival is Sheldon J. Plankton, who was his best friend in their childhood, but now constantly attempts to steal the Krabby Patty Secret Formula. Mr. Krabs has a daughter, a sperm whale named Pearl. Since the beginning of the series, Mr. Krabs’ overall characterization has become more and more negative, to the point that Stephen Hillenburg himself once said in an interview that he and Plankton are both the main antagonists (in some episodes) of the show, with Mr. Krabs being just as bad; if not worse than, Plankton himself. He has the fourth most appearances in the series with 240, following Patrick with 269, Squidward with 295, and SpongeBob in all the episodes.