King Crab is a witty small talking crab and ruler of King Crab Island off the shores of Neverland. It is currently unknown how long or how he learned of the heroic action of Jake but he and his subjects desperately needed his help protecting their precious treasure, The Golden Claw from Captain Hook who has been searching King Crab Island in hopes of capture the Golden Claw for himself.
King Crab and his crab subjects first appeared in the episode Cubby's Crabby Crusade, Cubby stays behind while the rest of the crew gathers some food on Never Land, Cubby noticed Jake left his sword and began pretending he was Jake unaware a group of pirate crab witness his actions mistaking him for Jake soon Cubby nods off and takes a nap in the dingy. While Cubby slept the pirate crabs take him to King Crab Island to meet their king. King Crab introduced himself to Cubby believing he was Jake, the brave young pirate he heard about. Cubby protests, but King Crab doesn’t believe that he’s not Jake and asks for help to stop Captain Hook from stealing their most precious treasure, The Golden Claw.
King Crab and his crab subjects reappear in the episode "A Royal Misunderstanding ", planning for the big crab race they held at the beach every year. However, Queen Coralie and her mermaids wish to use the location for their ballet performance. King Crab and Coralie soon begin to bicker about who should stay. Jake and his crew soon arrive to watch both the crabs race and the mermaids dance when they overhear the bickering. Jake suggested that both King Crab and Coralie share the location. However, King Crab and Coralie aren't the only ones interested in the beach, as Captain Hook also desired the beach for his date with Red Jessica and when Captain Kook and Mr. Smee dressed as mermaids he wrecked the race tracks the crabs were working on and the crabs were so mad they went off to tell the king, king crab accused queen coralie for sending two mermaids to wreck the race track and when the two royals found out that hook was behind all this they decided to give hook a taste of his own medicine as payback.