|Gary the Snail|
|Color:||Pink shell, blue body|
|Eye Color:||Red/aqua green, some blue|
|Aliases:||Gare, Gare-Bear, Mrs. Tuffsy|
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| *Sluggo the Leech (father)
|Friends:|| SpongeBob SquarePants|
|Enemies:||Sheldon J. Plankton, Squidward Tentacles, Puffy Fluffy, Mrs. Wormsley, Smelly, Chip, Cute Sponge Krab|
|Interests:||Books, education, poetry, cookies|
|First appearance:|| "Help Wanted" (SpongeBob)|
None (SpongeBob's Runaway Roadtrip)
|List of characters|
In the television series, Gary is SpongeBob's loyal pet, although his behavior in several aspects resembles a snail. Gary is the rightful king of Bikini Bottom and is related to Patrick. Gary is shown to be very bored and massively cheeky, although, being a pet, he lacks the communication skills to convey this.
Gary does not appear at all in SpongeBob's Runaway Roadtrip, though is a main character in the original SpongeBob SquarePants series. Gary is considered a main SpongeBob's Runaway Roadtrip character as he does appear in episodes on the "SpongeBob's Runaway Roadtrip" DVD, which is related to the series.
Gary has a blue body and green-yellow slime and eye stalks, big green eyes, red irises and black pupils, and a orange/pink-peach shell with purple spots and red swirl and a large tumor in his lower stomach area. He has what looks like to be a room under his shell, in which he has said to have had a New Years Eve party.
Information regarding Gary's early life is limited to that he lived with SpongeBob while the latter lived in his parents' house. Also, younger SpongeBob and young Gary are featured in SpongeBob's scrapbook in a SpongeBob episode.
Since SpongeBob was littler, he has taken the ownership of Gary. Gary is an intelligent, fully domesticated snail. His intelligence shines through in the fact that he has more intelligent solutions to SpongeBob's dilemmas than SpongeBob himself. Gary tends to disagree with some of SpongeBob's ideas, and usually makes an effort to warn him. Gary is generally shown to find SpongeBob oblivious, ignorant and annoying, yet still willingly tolerates him (probably due to the fact that SpongeBob takes care of him), and in many episodes, it is shown that he cares a lot about SpongeBob.
Gary speaks mostly with cat-like meowing (except on one occasion, where he roared instead of meowing), although SpongeBob is shown to understand what Gary is saying, which is shown to be a very rare trait in the show, in comparison to the other main characters.