bikini zone

SpongeBob canonically has “religions” which can be inferred from a short interaction at the beginning of S5E18 “Spongehenge”. These religions diverge at who rules the sea: Poseidon or Neptune? Despite this divide being presented so matter of factly, King Neptune has already been established as King of the sea in S1E19b “Neptunes Spatula” as well as later on in the SpongeBob SquarePants movie. This begs the question, why is this divide present? Is the loyalty of ocean dwellers divided among oceanic rulers? If so, is Bikini Bottom a neutral zone in what is a war torn ocean? Was the Bikini Bottom Atoll a nuclear bombing test site in this race to rule the ocean, or was it simply a nuclear bombing test site for humanity? Why does Squidwards face look exactly like a penis? We’ll be discussing these questions and more in my Thesis. Over the nex-