Stickybeard, formerly known as Stickyfuzz, is a candy-loving pirate who sails around the suburbs where the members of Sector V, live in his ship: the Sweet Revenge. Along with his crew of Candy Pirates, Stickybeard hoards candy in the same manner that traditional pirates horde gold, and gets this candy primarily by stealing it from various children. Stickybeard's name references the notorious real-life pirate Blackbeard, much like his ship references Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge, as well as the fact that his beard has several pieces of candy stuck to it. The candy of Stickybeard and his crew is very prominent to the point that parts of the ship itself is made of candy, and they use weapons made of candy, such as candy cane swords and gumball cannons.

He was once a cabin boy of Licorice pirates when he was a boy, under the name Stickyfuzz.


Stickybeard, being the captain of Candy Pirates, wears a hat despite being a pirate captain. He is a large man who has an eye patch at one eye. He also has a long and fuzzy orange-colored beard that seems to be sticken with different flavored lollipops. He also wears a black captain hat with the symbol of their pirate crew.


Stickybeard, like every adult villain, hates the KND. He favors Sector V as his target, especially Numbuh 5. He views the Kids Next Door as competition for candy as if it were scarce even though he already possesses a ship filled with mountains of candy. Stickybeard can also be kind to some kids he seems to trust.

He views Numbuh 5 as a rival, but respects her as "a fellow sweet tooth" and when they first met, he kidnapped her and tried to convince her to betray the KND and join his crew as his new first mate and eventual captain of his ship once his teeth have completely rotted.


Battling Kids Next Door

Stickybeard frequently targets the Kids Next Door due to their large stash of candy, and is most closely associated with Numbuh 5, also a lover of candy, who he respects as a rival; he even offered her the position of First Mate and heir aboard his ship in Operation: P.I.R.A.T.E., which she turned down.

He has aided members of the KND on multiple occasions, including saving them from the great white asparagus monster and giving Numbuh 5 and her teammates care on the way back to shore in Operation: A.F.L.O.A.T. and teaming up with Numbuh 5 in Operation: L.I.C.O.R.I.C.E. to save Heinrich von Marzipan from evil cursed pirates made out of licorice, who Stickybeard worked for as a cabin boy on their ship in his youth. He was also on Numbuh 4's bowling team in Operation: M.I.S.S.I.O.N.. He especially eats candy in a rush, as seen in Operation: Q.U.I.E.T..

In Operation: V.I.D.E.O.G.A.M.E., Stickybeard is the boss of Operation S.H.I.P.S.H.A.P.E., fought by Numbuh 5. In Operation: A.W.A.R.D.S., Stickybeard was nominated for best villain at the Villains' Choice Awards, along with Gramma Stuffum, Mr. Boss, and Father. In Operation: G.I.R.L.F.R.I.E.N.D., he tried to steal the Sweater of Sweetness, but was foiled by Numbuh 1. He last appeared in Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S., where he stole Yipper Card #87 from the Nerd Zombies, which resulted in the Nerd Zombies chasing Stickybeard and his Candy Pirates away.

Stickybeard also served as an Assist Trophy in the game, Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion, as well as the boss of Flapjack's World.

List of appearances

# Title Aired
3a Operation: P.I.R.A.T.E. December 20, 2002
12a Operation: Q.U.I.E.T. February 28, 2003
28a Operation: A.F.L.O.A.T. June 18, 2004
37a Operation: T.R.I.C.K.Y. October 29, 2004
69a Operation: A.W.A.R.D.S. August 2, 2006
78 Operation: G.I.R.L.F.R.I.E.N.D. November 2, 2007
82-83 Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S. January 21, 2008


  • When sailing as a cabin boy to Black John Licorice, Stickybeard was known as Stickyfuzz.
  • Stickybeard is shown to have a solid hatred for vegetables, as shown in Operation: A.F.L.O.A.T., where he saves Sector V from the Great White Asparagus. He says that even though he hates the Kids Next Door, he'll "be dipped in chocolate before [he] lets a blasted vegetable do anyone in."
  • According to Operation: M.I.S.S.I.O.N., he is one of the villain's league bowling champs.
  • He's a parody of Captain Blackbeard.
  • Numbuh 5 sometimes calls him "Stickybum"


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