Almost a month after planet Pluto's demotion, Bluto - popular villian and arch enemy of Popeye the sailor man (toot, toot) gets the axe. Bluto has been officially demoted to Blutoid status, which contains other has-been villains such as Yellow Pinky, Goldflipper the walrus, Dr.O the opossum and Morocco Mole's evil twin of Secret Squirrel fame, Mandark from Dexter's Laboratory and - in a move that surprised many - Dick Dastardly and Muttley of Wacky Races fame.

Bluto(id)Bluto was reportedly disappointed by this decision from the panel of experts which chose to demote his status, "This is a real blow for genuine bad guys. I'm being axed for doing my job. Meanwhile, Popeye is setting a bad example by continually smoking the pipe."

Popeye, on the other hand, seemed rather amused by the apparent demise of his rival, "Ug! Ug! Ug! Ug! Now I gotz Olive all to meself!"

He was last seen heading toward Ms.Oyl's bedroom with a tin of spinach.

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