Sheldon

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Sheldon

Sheldon in Splatoon 3
Species Horseshoe crab
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Height
Hair color
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Age
Gender Male
Pronouns
Relations Ammoses Shellendorf (grandfather)
Location Booyah Base, Galleria, Splatsville
Shop Ammo Knights
HP
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Members
Other forms
Hello, hello! What kind of weapon are you in the market for?
— When the player enters Ammo Knights

Sheldon is a character in the Splatoon series. He is a horseshoe crab who is the third-generation owner of Ammo Knights[1], a weapons shop in Inkopolis and Splatsville that appears in all three games of the series.

Appearance

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Sheldon is short with a comparatively large head, has brown eyes, and has buck teeth. Sheldon's shell mimics a soldier helmet, and he is shown to be able retract his body into this shell at will, similar to a turtle. He wears a khaki military jacket and brown boots, as well as a red scarf and a red belt. He also has brass binocular-like goggles that he uses as glasses.

In Splatoon 2, markings can be seen on Sheldon's shell. His goggles have become orange, and he now wears a pair of brown leather gloves. He also wears an apron with three diamond-shaped badges, as well as a Splattershot patch which, according to The Art of Splatoon 2, was crafted by Annie.

In Splatoon 3, Sheldon's binoculars are now yellow-green with a wire ring with a wire attached.

Sheldon's designs in the first two games seem to be inspired by the Boy Scouts of America, as seen in the khaki shirt and neckerchief of his design in Splatoon, and the diamond arrangement of badges in Splatoon 2, which have the same colors and arrangement as those of a Cub Scout.[2]

Personality and traits

Sheldon is a military fanatic from a well-respected family. He has developed extreme nearsightedness due to staying up late every night, tinkering with weapons and small parts. He wanted to become a soldier as a child, but couldn't enter due to his poor eyesight. In Splatoon 2, he seems to have improved his skills in creating weapons as he is now able to create new versions of the Hero weapons as well as upgrade them with a machine he made as well. When the Hero Replicas are available to be purchased, instead of saying he could not replicate the technology like in the first game, he says that the weapon could not be mass-produced by "the guys at the factory".

Sheldon has a great love of weapons, and if the player has unlocked any new weapons, he enthusiastically explains them in great detail. Sheldon is also the director of the Turf Wars association, however a time limit has been put in place for speeches due to how long his speeches took during assemblies. Although Sheldon's verbosity might seem off-putting, Agent 8 finds his speeches to be calming, and Shiver values the advice he has to give on weaponry. Shelly and Donny, who are Sheldon's successors in Inkopolis in Splatoon 3, are also said to look up to him.

Sheldon's favorite weapon class appears to be Brushes, as suggested by his Palette in Side Order.

History

Splatoon 2

In addition to operating his shop, Sheldon also appears in the single-player campaign Octo Canyon after being called by Marie after the player beats Industrial Toast. He provides weapons he is developing to the New Squidbeak Splatoon to assist their development and also provides the Ammo Knights Enhancifier. He also joins Marie as an advisor to Agent 4 during missions, although he speaks less often than her.

Sheldon can be seen flying the flying Splatfest truck during Bomb Rush Blush to transport Marie, and in addition, provides the player with the modified Rainmaker during the last phase of the fight.

Splatoon 3

Sheldon does not appear in Return of the Mammalians, although he does provide the Shel-drone to the player, which can be used to search Alterna for items.

Palette

Sheldon's Palette

Orderbrush

Ink Mine

Ultra Stamp

I personawwy saw this so-called Sheldon
person taking on two small, adowable
disciples a lot like me!

WHICH MEANS...he took two young,
impwessionable children who've known
him since they were babies and waised
them to inhewit his wegacy.

What sort of tewwible person would drill
a wuv for weapons into children so
young? This is an outwage! He must
be PUNISHED!
Most common Tone:
Mobility
Second Most common Tone:
Lucky

Tableturf Battle

Sheldon's Deck
.96 Gal

10

.96 Gal
Range Blaster

9

Range Blaster
Flingza Roller

10

Flingza Roller
Inkbrush

7

Inkbrush
E-liter 4K Scope

13

E-liter 4K Scope
Bloblobber

10

Bloblobber
Ballpoint Splatling

10

Ballpoint Splatling
Dark Tetra Dualies

8

Dark Tetra Dualies
Tenta Brella

12

Tenta Brella
REEF-LUX 450

9

REEF-LUX 450
Splatana Stamper

6

Splatana Stamper
Sprinkler

3

Sprinkler
Fizzy Bomb

3

Fizzy Bomb
Tacticooler

12

Tacticooler
Sheldon

13

Sheldon

In the manga

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Major appearances

In Chapter 46, Sheldon appears in Ammo Knights in Inkopolis Square, giving Specs his repaired Octobrush. A few moments later, he nominates himself as a judge for the Turf War against Team Blue and Team Glasses at Snapper Canal. In the nature of his attention to detail, he explains the history of Snapper Canal, in which Team Blue has no interest in. He notices Team Blue's strength on the field, specifically Goggles, and later asks Goggles to help him uncover the mysterious treasure that his grandfather left behind.

Having recruited Goggles, Sheldon states that some of the weapons that are used in Turf Wars today were made on Mount Nantai, such as the Hero Shot, Dynamo Roller, and Aerospray. The treasure eventually turns out to be a weapon that resembles the Splattershot but is far more powerful. There is also a note inside, and Sheldon is moved to tears reading it. He insists that he will use the weapon for research and not for Turf Wars.

Minor appearances

Sheldon debuts with a brief appearance in Volume 1. He is seen frustrated at Team Blue's silliness when Goggles steals weapons from his shop and wears them. Sheldon later reappears in Volume 12, where he is seen driving Marie's truck in Octo Canyon. Sheldon also introduces two new agents, Agent 4.5 and Agent 4.25, who are revealed as Skull and Vintage.

In the bonus chapter of Volume 12, Grandpappy's Note, Sheldon knocks over a stack of boxes in Ammo Knights and finds a note from his grandfather. He decides that he wants to go and look for it, and starts to think about who he should take along. He eventually decides on Goggles and leads into where Chapter 46 left off.

Quotes

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Gallery

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Manga

Trivia

  • Ammoses Shellendorf, Sheldon's grandfather (or 'Grandpappy' as he calls him in the game), was part of the original Squidbeak Splatoon, led by Cap'n Cuttlefish.
  • Sheldon appears to be missing eight eyes compared to real horseshoe crabs. It is possible that he is wearing something over his shell which would hide the extra eyes.
  • One of Callie and Marie's conversations in Octo Canyon ask whether if Sheldon is part of the New Squidbeak Splatoon or not. Marie says that he was invited, but he said that the "tech team" has to keep its distance from the front lines; neither Callie nor Marie know what this means.
    • Sheldon was likely recruited to help because of his connection to the original Squidbeak Splatoon as the grandchild of a former member, a trait he shares with the Squid Sisters.
  • Sheldon was neutral for the Chaos vs. Order Splatfest, as he cares little about the fate of Inkopolis as long as he can continue building ink-based weaponry.[3]
  • A horseshoe crab similar to Sheldon can be seen in Mahi-Mahi Resort.
  • Sheldon might be looking to hire Agent 8 to work at Ammo Knights, due to their immense responsibility.[4]
  • Sheldon is the only shopkeeper to run his shop in all 3 games while making a physical appearance.

Etymology

Sheldon's name plays on the word shell. This can refer to both an ammunition shell and the shells of horseshoe crabs.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ブキチ
Bukichi
From 武器 buki ("weapon") and 吉 kichi (given male name suffix)
Netherlands Dutch Krabbert From krab or krabbe ("crab") and given name Bert
CanadaFrance French Cartouche From "cartouche" ("cartridge")
Germany German Arty From the English diminutive for Arthur and Artillerie ("artillery")
Italy Italian Armand From arma ("weapon") and male name armando
Russia Russian Пушкин[5]
Pushkin
Russian surname derived from пушка pushka ("cannon", slang for "gun"), a reference to the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin as he's called "the poet of weaponry" in his memcake
Шелдон[6]
Sheldon
Transcription of English name
SpainMexico Spanish Jairo From Spanish given name Jairo and jaiba ("Atlantic blue crab")
China Chinese 武器子[7]
wǔqì zǐ
From 武器 ("weapon") and 子 ("child")
武鲎[8]
wǔhòu
From 武器 ("weapon") and 鲎 ("horseshoe crab")
South Korea Korean 부키치
Bukichi
Transcription of Japanese name
 Internal WeaponShop [9]

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