The Gnome Ruler appears in "Power Animal." He is the Grandmaster of the Gnomes and leader of the Beneathaverse. He first appears at Finn and Jake's party on the top of their Tree Fort in disguise as a spy. Standing on the shoulders of his Gnome Minions, he disguises himself as a tall, plump man wearing a large blue coat. He learns that Finn's powers are "endless" and later kidnaps Finn when he is sleeping. He then brings Finn to an underground lair filled with giant machines and his gnome minions.
After he reveals to Finn that he is actually the Grand Master of the Gnomes and the ruler of the Beneathaverse, the underground world that the gnomes live in, he says that he has been looking for someone with endless power for his machine, the Upturnoverdrive, which will turn the world upside down so that gnomes would rule the world. The gnomes use Finn to power the Cyclonic Roticerod, the Plasma Ball, and the Brain Machine (components of the Upturnoverdrive). They shock him whenever he becomes tired.
They are powering their last machine when suddenly Jake jumps down and begins smashing all the machines and frees Finn. The gnome leader attempts to blast Jake with a laser while he has the power bestowed upon him by the Party God. Jake punches the laser and destroys it, defeating the gnome ruler.
He looks like the other gnomes, except his clothes and hat are red. He is also a little bigger than the other gnomes and has a longer beard.
- The Gnome Ruler has an interest in "sexy fun" pole dancing, along with the other gnomes.
- He appears in Sound Castle 2 as an antagonist.