Depending on the comic or episode, he is either fat but muscular, or has a perfect physique. He often uses his strength to seduce Olive Oyl, the love interest to Popeye. She is often enamored with his physique, until his true personality comes out as a total jerk or worse. After this, she become put off by him so he ends up kidnapping her. Popeye, who is usually beaten up, grabs spinach and gains the strength needed to beat Bluto. Bluto is the archenemy of Popeye in the Popeye comics and cartoon series.