One day a lonely sailor decided to spank his seamonkey into what he thought was an empty seashell. To his surprise he ended up fathering a half-human half-hermit crab son whom he uncreatively named Herman. Knowing Herman would never be accepted amongst human society the two stayed at sea until the sailor's death. Herman was eventually captured by pirates and forced to join their crew. As pirates are wont to do, Herman lost a couple limbs. He was fitted with large blades and dubbed Hermit Stab by the pun loving captain.