History Headscratchers / ScoobyDoo

22nd Jan '17 2:54:21 PM MichaelKatsuro
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* How come they never mention the idea of the monster being fake until the end of the episode, when they've caught the monster and it's time to pull the mask off? When Velma pulls the mask off, she usually says "Now let's see who's really behind this," or something like that. So she's acting on the assumption that it's obviously just a person in a suit. But before that moment, they never say a word about the monster being fake, and basically just act like they're dealing with the real thing. They never ever say things like "Hm, the monster is sure to be a person in a suit. I wonder who! Let's catch it and find out." Why is mentioning the fact that monsters are fake such a taboo?
9th Jan '17 2:29:35 PM SuperMagneto
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* Shouldn't the Scooby-Doo Gang be arrested for vigilantism? They're fighting dangerous criminals, solving mysteries, and taking matters in their own hands. I can see them getting away with this in the 1969, but the late 2000s?

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* Shouldn't the Scooby-Doo Gang be arrested for vigilantism? They're fighting dangerous criminals, solving mysteries, and taking matters in their own hands. I can see them getting away with this in the 1969, but the late 2000s?
9th Jan '17 2:28:46 PM SuperMagneto
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* Shouldn't the Scooby-Doo Gang be arrested for vigilantism? They're fighting dangerous criminals, solving mysteries, and taking matters in their own hands.

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* Shouldn't the Scooby-Doo Gang be arrested for vigilantism? They're fighting dangerous criminals, solving mysteries, and taking matters in their own hands. I can see them getting away with this in the 1969, but the late 2000s?
9th Jan '17 2:27:51 PM SuperMagneto
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* Shouldn't the Scooby Doo Gang be arrested for vigilantism? They're fighting criminals even though they're disguised as ghosts.

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* Shouldn't the Scooby Doo Scooby-Doo Gang be arrested for vigilantism? They're fighting criminals even though they're disguised as ghosts.dangerous criminals, solving mysteries, and taking matters in their own hands.
9th Jan '17 2:26:06 PM SuperMagneto
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* Shouldn't the Scooby Doo Gang be arrested for vigilantism? They're fighting criminals even though they're disguised as ghosts.
24th Sep '16 8:23:51 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Perhaps they want to keep the illusion that there's no protective mechanical frame surrounding them by faking pain? Of course [[TheyJustDidntCare there's always the other answer]].

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** Perhaps they want to keep the illusion that there's no protective mechanical frame surrounding them by faking pain? Of course [[TheyJustDidntCare there's always the other answer]].
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4th Sep '16 6:36:38 AM fruitstripegum
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** A fan came up with a possible explanation [[http://rapid-artwork.tumblr.com/post/149776154811/the-dark-truth-about-the-scooby-doo-universe here]].
30th Aug '16 11:37:07 AM SuperMagneto
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* Some villains only want to scare people away so they can find hidden treasure without being disturbed, right? Wouldn't dressing up as a ghost/monster attract more attention? Wouldn't that make people travel to your island to check out the mysterious ghost pirate that is terrorizing your neighbors?

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* Some villains only want to scare people away off the island so they can find hidden treasure without being disturbed, right? Wouldn't dressing up as a ghost/monster attract more attention? Wouldn't that make people travel to your island to check out the mysterious ghost pirate that is terrorizing your neighbors? pirate?
30th Aug '16 11:33:25 AM SuperMagneto
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* Some villains only want to scare people away so they can find hidden treasure without being disturbed, right? Wouldn't dressing up as a ghost/monster attract more attention? Wouldn't that make people travel to your island to check out the mysterious ghost pirate that is terrorizing your neighbors?
4th May '16 7:06:43 AM Homemaderat
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* Right. In one episode Velma explains that she worked out who the culprit was because the 'ghost' had been supposedly sabotaging amusement park rides, but the rides turned out to actually be safe - they were just altered to ''look'' sabotaged. And apparently this means that this one person has to be guilty. My problem with this is that Velma is essentially implying that if any of the other suspects wanted to look like they were sabotaging something, they'd ''actually sabotage it''. So she thinks that every suspect who turned out to be innocent is a sociopath, basically. And ''no-one takes offence at this''.

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* Right. In one episode Velma explains that she worked out who the culprit was because the 'ghost' had been supposedly sabotaging amusement park rides, but the rides turned out to actually be safe - they were just altered to ''look'' sabotaged. And apparently this means that this one person has to be guilty. My problem with this is that Velma is essentially implying that if any of the other suspects wanted to look like they were sabotaging something, they'd ''actually sabotage it''. So she thinks that every suspect who turned out to be innocent is a sociopath, basically. And ''no-one takes offence offense at this''.






* How do they decide which criminals get off scot-free? In "What's New Scooby-Doo?" I seem to remeber one or two getting off the hook, because they apparently didn't commit any crimes. What about the miner 49-er? He just ran around and growled and [[spoiler: tried to keep an oil discovery secret]] and yet he still went to jail.

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* How do they decide which criminals get off scot-free? In "What's New Scooby-Doo?" I seem to remeber remember one or two getting off the hook, because they apparently didn't commit any crimes. What about the miner 49-er? He just ran around and growled and [[spoiler: tried to keep an oil discovery secret]] and yet he still went to jail.



** It probably depends on whether anyone's willing to press charges. In most cases, the villains were malacious enough and the victims harrassed enough that they're only too happy to call the cops, but every now and then, it's a lighthearted and personal enough situation that once the truth comes out, everyone involved is willing to laugh it off.

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** It probably depends on whether anyone's willing to press charges. In most cases, the villains were malacious malicious enough and the victims harrassed harassed enough that they're only too happy to call the cops, but every now and then, it's a lighthearted and personal enough situation that once the truth comes out, everyone involved is willing to laugh it off.



** Also, there's that fairly infamous line, "Daphne and I will check out the bedroom."

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** Also, there's that fairly infamous line, "Daphne and I will check out It became a resurrected plot point in the bedroom."WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries. It even takes up one of the subplots of /WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooStageFright.




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** Daphne's first relative is a famous director. She was implied to come from money. Later spinoffs pretty much indirectly made it all of them come from families that are all decent wealth. Shaggy and Scooby themselves having more than one big fancy ancestral home to their names.




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** That's actually a misconception from some of the earliest episodes. As far as seasons with the five original gang members, Fred and Daphne aren't alone together that often. By sheer numbers Velma goes with them more often than she goes with Scooby and Shaggy.
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