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24th Oct '16 1:36:10 PM intastiel
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* TheSeriesHasLeftReality: While the original series starts out pretty grounded in reality, some of the sequel series introduce real supernatural creatures in place of regular guys in masks.
27th Aug '16 1:02:14 PM N8han11
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** Since Bigtop Scooby Doo, it appears the writers of the DTV films enjoy taking shots at Mystery Incorporated or the fanbase type that got attached to it. This runs the line between the Mystery Machine with a Crystal Cove license plate getting blown up to the gang dreding to go to Fred's house when it's drawn like it was in MI.



*** Such may be considered a TakeThat at Mystery Incorporated that made it a whole part of the plot to put the characters into actual relationships.



* TheStoner: Shaggy. Okay, so the show never actively ''says'' he's TheStoner but he's stick thin, scruffy, always hungry, will eat dog snacks, thinks his dog can talk (the others could be humoring him or are probably as wasted as he is), and he's always freaking out. Who ''cares'' if the show never dared to canonise it?
** Only creators Joe Ruby and Ken Spears could vouch for it. The show ''was'' created for the 2-11 age bracket on Saturday mornings after all.

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* TheStoner: Shaggy. Okay, so the show never actively ''says'' he's TheStoner but he's stick thin, scruffy, always hungry, will eat dog snacks, thinks his dog can talk (the others could be humoring him or are probably as wasted as he is), and he's always freaking out. Who ''cares'' if the show never dared to canonise it?
** Only creators Joe Ruby and Ken Spears could vouch for it. The show ''was'' created for the 2-11 age bracket on Saturday mornings after all.



* TookALevelInBadass: Daphne in the current run of feature-length cartoons, ''What's New'' and the live-action films. While sometimes still filling her classic [[DistressedDamsel damsel]] role, she now has martial arts skills, frequently gets the gang out of trouble by MacGyvering their way out of a trap with items in her purse and generally seems no more helpless than Fred or Velma.\\
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It happened even earlier than that. In ''WesternAnimation/TheThirteenGhostsOfScoobyDoo'', she turned in her purple dress for a jumpsuit and went off with Shaggy and Scooby to ''hunt down actual ghosts''.
** Shaggy turns it up to eleven in ''Legend Of The Phantosaur'', [[spoiler: provided the key word is given to him at the right time.]]
** You can't leave the feats done by Scooby and Shaggy in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheSamuraiSword'' and ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGoblinKing'' out. They actually catch some waves ''[[LavaSurfing on lava]]''!



* TownWithADarkSecret: The town of werewolves in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', who coincidentally have nothing to do with the Chest of Demons.
** Well, the mayor does state that it was their ancestors who first trapped the ghosts, which is why the ghosts cursed the townspeople with lycanthropy.

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* TownWithADarkSecret: The town of werewolves in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', who coincidentally have nothing to do with the Chest of Demons.
** Well, the mayor does state that it was their ancestors who first trapped the ghosts, which is why the ghosts cursed the townspeople with lycanthropy.
''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo''.



* WhoIsDriving: Zig-zagged twice in the episode "Foul Play In Funland." First, Velma and Scooby are in a runaway bumper car which Velma can't control after losing her glasses (and she even taps her foot on the floorboard searching for a brake, which bumper cars don't have). Then, the gang is helping Mr. Jenkins find his recalcitrant robot in a jeep, which Velma's driving. She's only fifteen! Does she have a permit?\\
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And after the ride in the bumper car, where is Scooby sitting in the jeep Velma is driving? Shotgun!

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* WhoIsDriving: Zig-zagged twice in the episode "Foul Play In Funland." First, Velma and Scooby are in a runaway bumper car which Velma can't control after losing her glasses (and she even taps her foot on the floorboard searching for a brake, which bumper cars don't have). Then, the gang is helping Mr. Jenkins find his recalcitrant robot in a jeep, which Velma's driving. She's only fifteen! Does she have a permit?\\
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And after the ride in the bumper car, where is Scooby sitting in the jeep Velma is driving? Shotgun!
26th Jun '16 1:50:07 PM CatcherInTheWry
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** The trope was parodied in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.

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** Later incarnations that went for a DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere have on purpose tried to avert this a lot more as time goes on.
** The trope was once parodied in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.



** Later incarnations that went for a DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere have on purpose tried to avert this a lot more as time goes on.
26th Jun '16 1:48:28 PM CatcherInTheWry
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** The trope was parodied in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.

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** The trope was parodied in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.
26th Jun '16 1:47:39 PM CatcherInTheWry
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** The trope was parodied in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.
-->'''Scrappy:''' We've reached a dead end, Shaggy!
-->'''Shaggy:''' (Scared) Like I wish you hadn't said dead, Scrappy!
28th Apr '16 11:57:02 PM Homemaderat
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* UnexpectedInheritance: In "A Night of Fright is No Delight" on WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou the plot centered around a Scooby getting the chance at inheriting an unexpected inheritance worth millions - which turned out to be millions in Confederate currency, which was worthless (clearly they never thought of selling all that Civil War memorabilia to museums or other collectors).
25th Apr '16 10:37:14 AM erforce
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** In the movie LooneyTunesBackInAction, Scooby and Shaggy are seen in a studio cafeteria threatening Matthew Lillard, who played Shaggy in the 2002 and 2004 live-action Scooby theatrical feature films (averted seven years later, when Lillard would assume Shaggy's voice on the cartoon).

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** In the movie LooneyTunesBackInAction, ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', Scooby and Shaggy are seen in a studio cafeteria threatening Matthew Lillard, who played Shaggy in the 2002 and 2004 live-action Scooby theatrical feature films (averted seven years later, when Lillard would assume Shaggy's voice on the cartoon).
19th Apr '16 10:14:39 AM erforce
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: ''What's New'' fairly frequently dropped in thinly-veiled expies of well-known real-life celebrities and fictional characters, including [[DoesThisRemindYouofAnything a professional golfer named Cougar Forest]] and an Australian archaeologist named [[IndianaJones Melbourne O'Reilly]].

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: ''What's New'' fairly frequently dropped in thinly-veiled expies of well-known real-life celebrities and fictional characters, including [[DoesThisRemindYouofAnything a professional golfer named Cougar Forest]] and an Australian archaeologist named [[IndianaJones [[Franchise/IndianaJones Melbourne O'Reilly]].
12th Apr '16 2:18:06 AM Tuomas
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* OnlyOnePlausibleSuspect: Used frequently in various versions of the franchise. Subverted once in ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' though, in the episode "It's All Greek to Scooby". The crook turns out to be [[spoiler:some random person the gang has never met before]]. Velma naturally is rather displeased and keeps insisting her theory about who was the monster was at least plausible.
6th Feb '16 10:08:50 AM Homemaderat
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* NeverSayDie: Increasingly averted in later installments and adaptations, in an effort to one-up each other with its own DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere.

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* NeverSayDie: Increasingly averted While some are less aware, this has changed throughout the franchise. In which case in later installments and adaptations, the earliest season the gang are in an effort real danger, but it is often not really spoken about directly. The only exceptions being when somebody had to one-up each other with its own die to set up the episode's villain. (as in the week's monster is the ghost of somebody)
** Later incarnations that went for a
DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere.atmosphere have on purpose tried to avert this a lot more as time goes on.
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