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Mermaid Man

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Real Name
First Appearance
Spongebob Squarepants, "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
Stephen Hillenberg
Team Affliation
"Old Coot", Old Man, Milk Maid Man, Savior of the Deep
Base of Operations
Bikini Bottom
Breathing and survivng Underwater, High Speed Swimming, controlling sea creatures, super strength, creating and throwing balls of concentrated water
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience
Tools and Weapons

Mermaid Man is the Saviour of the Deep in the animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants. He, along with his sidekick Barnacle Boy, fight for all creatures that live in sea, against the forces of evil {which is the word he repeatedly says now that he is elderly}.

Mermaid Man is played by Ernest Borgnine (until 2012), Jon Whyte (presently), Joe Alaskey (various video games), Tom Kenny (as young Mermaid Man in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy") and Adam West (as young Mermaid Man in "Back to the Past").


A man named Ernie and his partner Tim were struck by radioactive popcorn in a microwave related accident.  The two were given powers and decided to fight crime as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.


Little is known about "Ernie"'s past before becoming Mermaid main save that he was friends with "Tim".


he has great butt kicking ability, and Is able to breathe underwater with the power of his magic sea star. This power was inherited by an unknown genetic mutation.

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