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!!The Gang
[[folder:As A Whole]]
* AdaptationalBadass: Most of the recent continuities will give this to one or more of the gang members in some form or another.
* CharacterExaggeration: And each passing continuity will exaggerate at least one character. For example, Fred into someone who's obsessed with traps (especially in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''), Velma into a HollywoodNerd, and Shaggy and Scooby had their cowardice turned UpToEleven.
* KidHero: They're teenagers in most adaptations.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Some adaptations, such as ''Mystery Incorporated'', will have them at odds with the law.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: In the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' series, Velma as 15, Daphne was 16 and Fred and Shaggy were both 17 (hence the term "Meddling ''Kids''"), yet they looked and sounded like they were at least in their mid-twenties. Perhaps in response to this, they are sometimes given an AgeLift in later continuities (such as the DTV movies between ''Zombie Island'' and ''Cyber Chase'' where they're in their twenties and ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' where they seem to be college aged.)

[[folder:Scoobert "Scooby" Doo]]
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/DonMessick (1969-1994)\\
Hadley Kay (1997)\\
Scott Innes (1998-2001, 2001-2006 video games)\\
Neil Fanning (2002-2004 Live Action Films)\\
Creator/FrankWelker (2002-present)\\

* AdaptationalBadass: In some incarnations, mostly the movies and ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
* AdaptationalJerkass: In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' he is more of a jerk and talks more often, which adds to the attempt in developing the characters. He gets better, of course.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: In the live-action movies he is really dumber.
* ActionPet: When he needs to be.
* BigEater: With Shaggy. When Shaggy is about to bite his DagwoodSandwich, expect Scooby to swallow it.
* BigFriendlyDog: Scooby is not aggressive. He does not attack monsters. He runs away from them. It's easy to forget since he's so goofy, but Scoob's almost as big and heavy as a grown man.
* TheBigGuy: Dumb as a dog, but loyal -- though he may require a Scooby snack -- and necessary to sniff out clues.
* ButtMonkey: Often drifts into this.
* CartoonyTail: Scooby's tail may closely resemble a real Great Dane's, but was designed to look and act like that of a cat's.
* CatchPhrase: "Scooby Dooby Doo!", [[SpeechImpairedAnimal "Rover rere" and ”Ruh-oh!"]]
* CharacterExaggeration: He was originally just scared easily but ever since ''What's New, Scooby-Doo?'' he has been looked upon as a full blown coward to the point just uttering the words haunted and place in the same sentence will make him run and hide for cover. The same with Shaggy as well.
* ClassicalAntiHero: In a way. With his massive cowardice, Scooby's just as likely to avoid taking part in a mystery, as he is to take the role of the hero.
* CoolUncle: Scrappy thinks of Scooby this way, despite Scooby's cowardice.
* CowardlyLion: Scooby's cowardice was likely [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] through time, but whenever you get in his way, he can definitely take you down.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In some iterations.
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' had his most Badass form when he "killed" a robot double who tried to kill his friends with a forklift! His line to the robot? "PLAY DEAD!"
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' had the Scooby Gang run into Batman and Robin. It just happens that [[RealityWarper Batmite]] also [[TookALevelInBadass helps]] Scooby and Shaggy into the fight as well.
** In "Never Ape an Ape Man", not only he aided the actress to escape the Ape Man by holding the bridge, he barked at it and even fought him with punches and kicks while bouncing on a branch until he defeated the monster. And that was on its first iteration!
* DetectiveAnimal: Whenever the gang is investigating another mystery.
* DogsAreDumb: Played with, for while he's certainly [[WesternAnimation/YogiBear smarter than the average dog]], Scooby is usually the least intelligent member of the team. There are times he gets lucky in what he does just happens to be heroic enough to save the day (once when Jeannie was trapped in a bottle and surrounded by a force field that only sound could penetrate, Scooby howled at a pitch high enough to shatter the bottle's glass). In the movies, he very obviously TookALevelInDumbass.
* TheDragAlong: Like Shaggy, Scooby has to be coerced with promises of Scooby Snacks.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: The name ''Scoobert'' wouldn't be officially established until ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo''.
* FurryDenial: "Dog? Where?"
* HeroicDog: And the VillainOfTheWeek would have gotten away with it, if YouMeddlingKids didn't have a dog.
* HeroismIncentive: WouldYouDoItForAScoobySnack
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Shaggy, in a rare man and dog example.
* IdiotBall: Scooby carries this throughout some movies and incarnations.
* InvincibleIncompetent: With Shaggy. They always seem to end up finding the weekly monster despite their cowardice, laziness, and their usual lack of investigative skills.
* KidAppealCharacter: According to WordOfGod, in order to air the series on the CBS Saturday morning timeslot, the series had to lighten is DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere. Scooby's character, who was envisioned as more of a side character than anything else, was promptly made the lead, and the show became all about his comedic antics. His nephew would later follow suit.
* LargeHam: Often in the original series when he needs to be the bait and tries to get out of it.
* LetsGetDangerous: When anyone he really cares about is in trouble. There was even one moment when Velma was captured and Scooby turned down a Scooby Snack, saying he didn't need it to be persuaded to help rescue her.
* LovableCoward: He and Shaggy provide the page image.
-->'''Creator/EddieIzzard:''' We love Shaggy and Scooby because they were cowards! [[ThisLoserIsYou Because we can identify with them.]] We love them! The other guys driving the van? Fuck off!
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His real name is Scoobert.
* PapaWolf:
** He always has to keep a watchful eye on his nephew.
** In an episode of ''What's New Scooby Doo?'' he faced a huge menacing cat creature that was attacking a litter of puppies. Having spent the whole night already rescuing the pups from a pair of kidnappers, Scooby was in no mood to put up with the monster's threats, and flat out tackled it. Don't threaten innocent puppies in front of Scooby Doo.
* PhraseCatcher: "Scooby, would you do it for a Scooby Snack?"
* RogerRabbitEffect: Even though the humans are also cartoons, Scooby-Doo far exceeds them in his ability to do ToonPhysics. Shaggy shares this ability to a lesser degree. Scooby is CGI in the live action movies.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: All of Scooby's words invariably start with an 'R', except for when he says his name, and sometimes even then.
* TalkingAnimal: A talking Great Dane.
* TeamPet: Although it could be argued that ''he'' is the hero, and the MeddlingKids are his ''sidekicks''.
* VocalEvolution:
** Messick's original voice for Scooby was much higher-pitched and less raspy sounding before it transitioned to the style everyone's familiar with today. This is notable in several first season episodes of the original series; for example in "A Clue for Scooby-Doo", Scooby's voice repeatedly switches from the way it usually sounds to the higher voice throughout the episode, particularly in its second half.
** Frank Welker's Scooby has all but lost the speech impediment in recent years, which is pretty evident in ''Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!''.

[[folder:Norville "Shaggy" Rogers]]
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/CaseyKasem (1969-1997, 2002-2009)\\
Creator/BillyWest (1998)\\
Scott Innes (1999-2001, 2009[[note]]European releases of ''Samurai Sword''[[/note]], 2001-2009 video games, 2017 commercial)\\
Creator/ScottMenville (2006-2008 ''Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!'')\\
Matthew Lillard (2002-2004 Live-Action Movies, 2010-present)\\
Nick Palatas (Creator/CartoonNetwork Films)
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Not as much as Velma, but ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' and the live-action films do feature a Shaggy more attractive than the skinny, lanky original Shaggy.
* AdaptationalBadass: In some movies and in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
* BadassDriver: Not as readily apparent as Fred's [[BadassDriver badass driving skills]] (since Fred is usually the one driving), but WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf shows that Shaggy is an accomplished race car driver, somewhat akin to Anime/SpeedRacer. He also managed to successfully maneuver the Mystery Machine around other cars and over a ''river'' without crashing or hitting the water, at high speed, with no breaks in WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheMonsterOfMexico. On very rare occasions he has crossed into BackseatDriver territory, reaching over and grabbing the wheel if Fred loses control of the van.
* {{Beatnik}}: He is part this and part hippie, minimizing the usual beatnik stereotypes.
* BigEater: With Scooby. If Fred wants to find a monster, Shaggy will volunteer to investigate the kitchen, and prepare a large snack for himself and Scooby -- until the monster comes to interrupt the meal.
* ButtMonkey: He is the victim of practically every unfortunate occurence in the series, from Fred's insane plans to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. More than one instance sees him as literal live bait.
* CatchPhrase: "Scooby-Doo, where are you?", "Zoinks!" and "Gang Way!"
* CharacterExaggeration: He and Scooby have both grown increasingly cowardly over time, although they do have their Badass moments.
* ClassicalAntiHero: Shaggy's probably even ''more'' likely to turn tail on a mystery than Scooby is.
* CowardlyLion: Not quite to the same extent as Scooby, but when his friends are in trouble he can be counted on to swallow his fear (and his goofiness) and help them any way he can - even if it means walking into danger.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In some iterations.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Shaggy is depicted as a vegetarian in ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'', the [[Film/ScoobyDoo live-action movies]] and the DTV movies between ''Legend of the Vampire'' and ''Samurai Sword''. This is due to the fact that Casey Kasem only agreed to play Shaggy if he was vegetarian (see WagTheDirector below). Since Kasem retired the role in 2010, Shaggy has gone back to eating meat.
* TheDragAlong: He always gets paired with Scooby even though both have a fear of the paranormal.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Norville. Thus, he only goes by "Shaggy".
* GreaseMonkey: Some of Shaggy's careers are related to cars or mechanics.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Scooby. In fact, he's the ''only'' character other than Scooby himself to appear in every version of the franchise.
* InvincibleIncompetent: With Scooby. They always seem to end up finding the weekly monster despite their cowardice, laziness, and their usual lack of investigative skills.
* KavorkaMan: Shaggy has been paired with more women than pretty much anyone else in the Hanna-Barbera line, including: Daphne (in WesternAnimation/TheThirteenGhostsOfScoobyDoo), Googie and Sadie Mae in the Superstars 10 films, Mei Ling and a clerk girl in ''What's New'', Crystal in ''Alien Invaders'', Madelyn in ''Abracadabra-Doo'', and later even attempted with Velma in the ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Mystery Inc.]]'' continuity.
* TheLancer: When the gang does split up, Shaggy leads one half. Shaggy (along with Scooby) often notices creepy things that Fred had missed. Shaggy likes to sneak away with Scooby to [[BigEater eat a large snack]].
* LetsGetDangerous: He'll do anything to help his dog. This applies also to the girls and Fred, but to a lesser extent.
* LikeIsLikeAComma: Part of his [[ValleyGirl Hippie Speak]]. In one episode of ''Mystery Inc'', like, Velma is trying to, like, make him, like, stop. It puts him on the receiving end of a scathing TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from Creator/HarlanEllison in one episode.
* LovableCoward: In the early seasons, it's justified as even though the so-called monster is a person pulling a ScoobyDooHoax, they are still sometimes dangerous criminals who will kill if their trick doesn't scare off the intruder. Later seasons remove that fact.
* LovableJock: It isn't apparent at first, but Shaggy is actually a school athlete. His considerable speed - that he puts to use in running away from the monster - is the product of his time on the school track team, and in the original series episode "What a Night for a Knight", Daphne says that he's "the swinging-est gymnast in school".
* NervousWreck: Usually. He's easily scared and tends to panic under pressure.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Subverted; he's often thought as this by modern viewers, but he was based off a ''{{beatnik}}'' character[[note]]Maynard G Krebs, for those who care[[/note]] from the late 50's sitcom ''Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis''.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: An [[TheArtifact unintentional]] example. Shaggy kept his SkintoneSclerae twenty years after his initial debut, even throughout the late '80s, where he was placed with other characters who ''did'' undergo ArtEvolution, and were granted white coloring to their eyes.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: You'd never know what his real name was in the original show – it was revealed in ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'' and reiterated in ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Mystery Inc.]]'' The name was used in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' and his friends didn't know who "Norville" was until the character who mentioned the name said he's also known as Shaggy.
* StonersAreFunny: Shaggy may or may not be an actual stoner, but how can people ''not'' jump to that conclusion? He's always hungry (he eats ''dog treats'', for crying out loud), he's always freaking out over monsters, he thinks his dog (Scooby) can talk – though granted, his friends all think so too – he looks and speaks like a hippie stereotype, along with being a vegetarian during the TurnOfTheMillennium. Talk about GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* ToughRoom: Shaggy doesn't get laughs often, and when he does, it's usually just Scooby (who ''himself'' isn't too sure what's so funny.)
-->'''Scooby''': [[CatchPhrase I don't get it]].
* UnfortunateNames: Of the CrossCulturalKerfuffle variety. To British viewers, "Shaggy Rogers" sounds more like a porn name than most actual porn names do, on account of "to shag" and "to roger" both being slang words for the same activity...
* ValleyGirl: Like, a male example of Hippie Speak. Still doing it forty years later, man.
* VerbalTic: His frequent use of the hedge word "like".
* {{Ventriloquism}}: Shaggy will sometimes use his ability to "throw his voice" to fool the villains.
* VocalEvolution:
** Casey Kasem's Shaggy got slower and rougher as he aged.
** When Matthew Lillard portrayed Shaggy in the live-action films, his voice sounded almost identical to Casey Kasem's, save for being slightly higher-pitched. Ever since he permanently took over voicing the character in 2010, the voice became goofier-sounding and more distinct from Kasem's portrayal.
* WagTheDirector: Invoked. Whenever Casey Kasem played Shaggy in later years, the character became vegetarian because Kasem (himself a staunch vegetarian) refused to reprise the role otherwise.

[[folder:Velma Dace Dinkley]]
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Nicole Jaffe (1969-1973, 2003 DTV films)\\
Pat Stevens (1976-1982)\\
Marla Frumkin (1979-1980, 1984)\\
Christina Lange (1988-1991 ''A Pup Named Scooby-Doo'')\\
Creator/BJWard (1997-2001)\\
Mindy Cohn (2002-2015)\\
Creator/KateMicucci (2015-present)\\
Creator/LindaCardellini (2002-2004 Live-Action movies)\\
Hayley Kiyoko (Creator/CartoonNetwork movies)
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Varies, but she gets hit with this semi-often. While never truly ugly, Velma was traditionally overweight looking, with a short-and-stout appearance, tacky haircut and a relatively plain face. Starting with ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland Zombie Island]]'', this started to change somewhat, ''especially'' in ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' and the movies (much like Shaggy), where she's made very petite with a tiny waist and an [[http://i.imgur.com/zqU4ktl.jpg hourglass figure, with a cute-as-a-button face to boot]]. And in the live action films, she's played by very attractive actresses. The most recent animated movies fuse these two somewhat, and ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Mystery Inc.]]'' also splits the difference – Velma sports a cuter, more stylized version of her original appearance, complete with little bows in her hair. She didn't gain extra weight and freckles until a bit later after the debut so her new attractiveness is [[http://s897.photobucket.com/user/LadySomething/media/hula.jpg.html a bit closer to how she originally looked]].
* AdaptationalJerkass: In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' she is more cynical, self-centered, vain, and sarcastic, similar to the titular protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. Most of these changes however, are to do with her being written a lot more like an actual teenager would act.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Half her dialog in ''The Mystery Begins''.
* {{Adorkable}}: Not so much in the original series, but definitely later on.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: She becomes one in ''Where's My Mummy'' and probably has the greatest CrowningMomentOfAwesome in Scooby history. Interestingly, in an episode of ''The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries'', Velma has an uncle named John who's an archaeologist.
* AgentScully: She is the more vocal skeptic of the group, but for the most part she just goes along with it. Though in one episode of ''Mystery Incorporated'', she wishes for once the monster turns out to be real.
* ArtEvolution: As mentioned in the AdaptationalAttractiveness entry above, Velma didn't have freckles and was slightly thinner in the original series.
* BlindWithoutEm: "My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!"
* BrainyBrunette: Maybe not the original, but certainly one of the best examples... if one considers her a brunette (her hair has always been sort of brownish chestnut).
* ButtMonkey: In the early series, she's often forced to carry her friends to run away from the monster, or her friends would hide behind her.
* CatchPhrase: "Jinkies!"
* CharacterExaggeration: While she was always TheSmartGirl, it wasn't really played up as the crux of her role in the formula until ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo''. These days, her being a HollywoodNerd is typically exaggerated, and she's often the only one allowed to do intelligent things (like the summation).
* TheChessmaster: Sometimes tends to be the benign version of this trope, [[spoiler:most notably in "Where's My Mummy".]] She also seems to love secrecy (see CrypticConversation), probably implying that she [[LovesSecrecy derives pleasure from baffling others]].
* CrypticConversation: Sometimes tends to be cryptic and keeps most of her conclusions to herself till TheReveal; this is a trait she shares with [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes]] and many other fictional detectives.
* DeadpanSnarker: Played up in her most recent incarnations, as well as the earliest shows before her [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]] traits were played up.
* GadgeteerGenius:
** At least in ''What's New, Scooby-Doo?'' where she's capable of building (among other things) a robot dog with a remarkable number of functions and an MP3 player the size of a sugar cube (though the latter lacked an earphone jack).
** In ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', she built (apparently from scratch) a computer that defies all manner of reality in how it can be stored or moved, and has features that even modern rigs lack.
* TheGlassesComeOff: Averted. Not only she is blind without her glasses, she also loses some of her intelligence. She even mistakes the Black Knight for Shaggy in the first episode.
* HiddenBuxom: Whenever she is in any outfit from her iconic sweater, she is shown to have a very nice figure.
* HiddenDepths: Velma is a surprisingly good singer, as seen in the finale of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMusicOfTheVampire'', though she herself has StageFright until she actually starts singing and realizes how much the crowd is loving it.
* HollywoodNerd: Glasses? Check. Freckles? Check. Always looks for a logical explanation? Check. The third one comes back to bite her in ''The Goblin King'', when freaky Halloween things start happening simultaneously.
* InkSuitActor:
** Velma is pretty much the spitting image of her first voice actress, Nicole Jaffe.
** Kate Miccuci also looks like she could play a live-action Velma.
* MagicSkirt: Her skirt almost never goes up. Though in one scene in ''Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island'' and an episode of ''Mystery Incorporated'', when he gets up in the air she immediately pulls down her skirt in embarrassment.
* {{Meganekko}}: Possibly even an UrExample of the trope. Early Japanese dubs even renamed her ''Megako'' to invoke the trope.
* OnlySaneWoman: Compared to her friends at least. Then again, it's not hard to seem this way when paired with a talking dog, a cowardly hippie, an accident prone Valley Girl and an ascot wearing blond jock who drives a green hippie van with orange flowers on it.
* PerpetualSmiler: Unless something annoys or scares her, she can almost always be seen sporting a content smile no matter what's going on - especially noticeable during the summations, which she almost always does with a big smile on her face. Particularly used in the more recent movies, where most things that make her frown last less than a few seconds. Dramatically reversed in ''Mystery Incorporated,'' where she spends a ''lot'' of time annoyed with her teammates. Her default facial expression here is "grumpy".
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Early in the series she is capable of carrying the entire gang while running away from the monster despite being the shortest member.
* PluckyGirl: Arguably the most fearless member of Mystery Inc.
* PutOnABus: In the '80s era productions, Velma left the group to work for NASA, occasionally visiting for episodes about astronauts or the White House being haunted.
* RaceLift: Vaguely [[AsianAndNerdy Asian]] in the live-action TV movies.
* ScoobyDooHoax: Actually pulls off one of these herself in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInWheresMyMummy'' in order to protect the tomb of Cleopatra from greedy TV Producers, adventurers, and tomb raiders, having plotted with Prince Omar to terrorize them as Cleopatra's mummy and her undead army that turned said grave robbers to stone with some incredible special effects.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Her dialog in ''The Mystery Begins''.
* ShesGotLegs: Not quite to the same level as Daphne's, but they look nice anyway due to Velma usually wearing a pleated skirt.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: DependingOnTheArtist, of course, but according to some guidebooks, she's only 4'9".
* SicklyNeuroticGeek: In the ''What's New, Scooby-Doo'' episode "There's No Creature Like Snow Creature", she gets a cold from the freezing snow and is stuffed up for the rest of the episode.
* TheSmartGirl: Arguably a TropeCodifier.
* SweaterGirl: Just ''look'' at her! Especially in the original series (with its LimitedWardrobe), it was extremely rare she ever took that oversized sweater off.
* TeenGenius: She's a teenager like the others and highly intelligent. She is usually the one to figure out the mystery.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Daphne's Girly Girl. She has BoyishShortHair and is traditionally more into the actual investigations.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or clowns, in ''What's New Scooby-Doo?'' as the result of an incident at a childhood birthday party where many of her favorite books and encyclopedias were thrown into a wood chipper by a party clown.
* YouthfulFreckles: In most incarnations, though not all. It's one of the few physical hints that Velma is, in fact, the youngest member of the group (not counting Scooby).
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade C.

[[folder:Daphne Ann Blake]]
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Indira Stefanianna Christopherson (1969-1970)\\
Heather North (1970-1997, 2003 DTV films)\\
Kellie Martin (1988-1991 ''A Pup Named Scooby-Doo'')\\
Creator/MaryKayBergman (1998-2000[[note]]posthumously, as Bergman committed suicide in 1999[[/note]])\\
Music/GreyDeLisle (2001-present)\\
Creator/SarahMichelleGellar (2002-2004 Live-Action movies)\\
Kate Melton (Creator/CartoonNetwork movies)
* ActionGirl: In some adaptations (especially the live-action movies), Daphne has displayed many abilities such as having a black belt in Karate.
* AdaptationalBadass: Overall, Daphne has been portrayed as more badass in later adaptations than in earlier ones, but she still flits between being an ActionGirl and DistressedDamsel in each production.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: In ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo'' she is very ditzy compared with previous incarnations, although she remains very competent and courageous.
* BareYourMidriff: Becoming increasingly common as of late. She spends a good portion of ''Aloha'', ''Camp Scare'' and a few episodes of ''What's New, Scooby-Doo?'' in a bikini or other midriff baring outfit.
* BikerBabe: Shown in recent movies, such as ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooLegendOfThePhantosaur Phantosaur]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/BigTopScoobyDoo Big Top]]''. And yet, according to ''Moon Monster Madness'', she doesn't have a driver's license.
* BoundAndGagged: Not as often as you might think for a character nicknamed "Danger-Prone Daphne", but regularly enough to deserve an honorable mention.
* TheBusCameBack: Shaggy and the dogs would then join her in her new career as a reporter in the second half of the 80s.
* CatchPhrase: "Jeepers!"
* CharacterExaggeration: She gets hit with this a lot less than the others, primarily because writers are always trying to pin down a personality for her, but depending on the series or movie things like her being a fashionista or being clumsy can be exaggerated.
* CrimefightingWithCash: In ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', she's revealed to basically be the financier for all the investigations.
* CuteClumsyGirl: In the early days. Other cast members sometimes sarcastically refer to her as "Danger Prone Daphne."
* DamselInDistress: She is often kidnapped by the villain of the week in most incarnations. Later incarnations such as the live-action movies have her saving herself or fighting off her attackers. Many of the later animated movies and series have followed suit in terms of upgrading Daphne's combat competency.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: In ''Camp Scare'' and ''Legend of Phantasaur'', she's depicted with noticeably tanner skin than the other members of Mystery Inc.
* DefrostingIceQueen: As a kid, in flashbacks and prequels.
* DesignatedVictim: Typically being the member of the gang most likely to get abducted, get trapped, get hypnotized, fall through a secret passage. According to ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheLochNessMonster'', this is apparently a Blake family trait. When being introduced to the family's castle, it's explained that the Blake family developed a reputation for falling into traps ''of their own design''.
* TheDitz: Occasionally she would guess the culprit wrong for the real one to be revealed by Velma.
* FieryRedhead: She easily has the shortest temper of the entire cast.
* GirlyBruiser: In the live action movies she is portrayed as a black belt who can fight, while still being the pretty GirlyGirl type.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Her outfit consists of a purple top, dress, pink pantyhose, and purple shoes. She also wears a plastic purple headband. And in some versions, she has purple eyes.
* HotScoop: After she starts her career as a reporter.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: She has a very voluptuous figure for her body in most installments, though her original design in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' is more realistic, as are many of the DTV movies.
* InSeriesNickname: Danger-Prone Daphne.
* InnocentBlueEyes: In the comics and close ups of the original.
* IntrepidReporter: Whenever she's an adult, this is usually her career.
* TheKlutz: In the original ''Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?''. Other cast members sometimes sarcastically refer to her as "Danger Prone Daphne" because of this.
* MacGyvering: In ''What's New, Scooby Doo?'' it's not rare for Daphne to do this, usually with items she carries around in her purse.
%%* MagicSkirt
* MsFanservice: Daphne Blake has been providing a very ''large'' amount for kids of all ages for many, many years. And quite a few {{parent|Service}}s as well. Especially in the direct-to-video movies. For example, in ''WesternAnimation/BigTopScoobyDoo'', she wears a circus gymnastic outfit that [[ShesGotLegs shows off her long shapely legs]] and voluptuous body and her clown costume also has a very low neckline. Or in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare'' where she wears shorts and appears in a bikini.
* PluckyGirl: Along with Velma, the most fearless member of the group, and she becomes more confident and independent as time went on.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Her regular outfit from the various incarnations. Of course, then it gets played for {{Fanservice}} in the LiveActionAdaptation.
* PutOnABus: Daphne disappeared with the rest of the cast not named Shaggy and Scooby in the 80s.
* ShesGotLegs: Daphne tends to wear a purple mini dress with pink tights and other outfits that highlight her long shapely legs.
* SpoiledSweet: Her family is absurdly wealthy, but she rarely acts like it (except in ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'').
* StylishProtectionGear: In winter episodes, she wears a fancy coat [[PrettyInMink trimmed with fur]].
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The longer haired fashionable Girly Girl to Velma's Tomboy.

[[folder:Fredrick "Fred/Freddie" Herman Jones]]
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/FrankWelker (1969-present)\\
Carl Stevens (1988-1991 ''A Pup Named Scooby-Doo'')\\
Freddie Prinze Jr. (2002-2004 Live-Action movies)\\
Robbie Amell (Creator/CartoonNetwork movies)
* AdaptationalBadass: In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' where his traps are far more effective and have a greater success ratio, without losing their complexity. In addition to all, he has the most physical prowess of the gang and has occasionally used that to his advantage.
* AdaptationalJerkass: He has become this in ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo'', rendering him into a control freak and an unmasking hog.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: He was originally the second smartest in the gang but has Taken a Level in Dumbass ever since Daphne started becoming more competent. Essentially Daphne took a good portion of his leadership skills and intelligence. Some incarnations exaggerate this even more. He seems to have returned to his original portrayal in ''Be-Cool, Scooby-Doo'' while Daphne was turned into a CloudCuckoolander with an AmbiguousDisorder.
* AgentScully: Surprisingly enough, and likely in reaction to his portrayal in ''A Pup Named Scooby-Doo'', the earliest installments of the video film series saw Fred insist that there must be a rational explanation for the supposedly haunted goings-on they kept running into. Problem is, this trend started with ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''.
* TheAllAmericanBoy: A young, blond, good-natured, fit and athletic KidDetective (er...[[NonIndicativeName teenager]]) that always relies on his ingenuity and cunning.
* AttentionWhore: He is an egomaniac in ''Shaggy's Showdown''.
* BadassDriver: He's the one who actually owns the Mystery Machine, and it's one of the main reasons why he is needed on the team (along with leadership skills), because when you see the insane obstacle courses the gang encounter in all of these mysteries, you know that Fred ''has'' to be an awesome driver to make sure the mystery is solved. He never disappoints in this field.
* BrainlessBeauty: In the live-action films, and occasionally elsewhere.
* CatchPhrase: "Let's split up, Gang!" and "Looks like we've got another mystery on our hands!" In "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" He would often brag about being able to bench press 220 pounds, and said it enough times for it to qualify as a catchphrase.
* CharacterExaggeration:
** His interest in trap-building has turned into an ''obsession''.
** Subverted when it comes to being a DumbBlond. ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'' could be considered a launching point for this characterization, but most modern versions of Fred are toned down from the nimrod he was in this show. He seems to have returned to his original portrayal in ''Be-Cool, Scooby-Doo''.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Often in recent times, but ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'' is the worst offender.
* CluelessDetective: Fred started out as being perhaps the most intelligent member of the team behind Velma, and essentially become less competent the longer the franchise has run, [[TookALevelInDumbass with a lot of his intelligence and leadership qualities changing hands from him into Daphne]]. This reached its apex in situations where he became the least competent member of the team with Shaggy and Scooby often outwitting him. He's gotten a bit better since then.
* ConspiracyTheorist: As a kid in ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo''. See the Red Herring example below.
* CrazyPrepared: In ''What's New, Scooby-Doo?'', Fred has made enough "special modifications" to the Mystery Machine to put Han Solo and Batman to shame, including fitting it with a roof airbag which conveniently enables Shaggy to save Velma when she falls off a highrise movie set in "Lights, Camera, Mayhem". In an episode of "Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!" The Mystery Machine can be turned into a plane!
* DumbBlond: Starting with ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', but more prevalent with his portrayal by Freddie Prinze, Jr. and then increasingly obvious in the installments ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
* GadgeteerGenius: In ''What's New, Scooby Doo?'', Fred at least comes close with his improbably sophisticated modifications to the Mystery Machine. Turned UpToEleven in ''Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!'' with modifications that would make Batman jealous.
* TheGenericGuy: Former TropeNamer. He was the least interesting member of the cast in the original series, but later portrayals of him avert this, usually making him goofy and naïve. Being TheHero also makes him the StandardizedLeader.
* TheHero: A rare case of being one that the series he's in ''doesn't'' focus on.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: To Daphne in several incarnations, especially in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' where the two has a real and problematic relation.
* IconicItem: He will defend his (outdated even at the time it was introduced) orange ascot vigorously against any fashion police who mock it.
* TheLeader: Type II/IV primarily, and a subtle Type III that gets {{Flanderized}} and parodied in later instalments.
* LetsSplitUpGang: The TropeNamer. Fred says this '''''a lot'''''. Lampshaded from time to time in the revival instalments.
* LovableJock: Fits the mold a bit better than Shaggy does; Fred was on the football team and often boasts about being able to bench 220 in ''What's New, Scooby-Doo?''.
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: This trend appears to have started with WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheMonsterOfMexico, but whenever Fred tries to talk to people in other languages he ends up saying something ridiculous that everyone laughs at, Spanish and Italian being memorable examples. The closest he came to saying the correct phrase was in Monster Of Mexico, where he attempted in Spanish to thank a man for his wise words of advice. He ends up saying "Thank you for your wise words of ostrich." ''So close.''
* ObliviousToLove: In some incarnations like ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' Fred is a teenager with only one thing on his mind. Unfortunately for Daphne, that something happens to be "solving mysteries and building traps!"
* ProperlyParanoid: In ''A Pup Named Scooby-Doo''.
* PutOnABus: In the 1980s era productions, Fred left the group and as revealed in a later appereance was revealed to have become a mystery novelist.
* RedHerring: In ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', Freddy would constantly accuse TheBully ''[[MeaningfulName Red Herring]]'' of being the culprit of whatever mystery they were looking into at the time. He was wrong in almost every case except for the gang's first mystery (which took place way back when ''in the sandbox'') [[spoiler: and the case where Fred was ''forbidden'' from accusing Red Herring at all by the gang]].
* RoleReprisal: With the exception of ''A Pup Named Scooby-Doo'' and the Live-Action films, Frank Welker has always been the voice of Fred, and is the only character to have the same voice actor throughout the entire series' fifty year run.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Downplayed in ''What's New, Scooby-Doo?''. Whenever the gang are in another country, Fred claimed that he speaks the language there which leads to hilarious results when he tried to talk to any of the locals.
* StandardizedLeader: Some of the later shows and movies try to remedy this, to the point where the Fred in one incarnation can seem like a totally different character from the Fred in another.
* SupportingLeader: He may be the leader, but he isn't the main character. Except in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare'', which is something of ADayInTheLimelight for him.
* {{Tuckerization}}: Fred is named for television executive [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Silverman Fred Silverman]], who helped with ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou's'' development and subsequent broadcast.
* VocalEvolution: Over the decades, Frank Welker has given Fred more and more of a Minnesotan accent as a result of the character's personality becoming increasingly goofier... and when the movies started downplaying his silliness, Welker reigned it back in. As of ''Be Cool, Scooby-Doo'', he has toned the voice back down to a more realistic level.

!!Supporting Characters
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Lennie Weinrib (1979-1980)\\
Creator/DonMessick (1980-1988)\\
Scott Innes (2002 Live-Action movie)

Scooby's more courageous nephew. The one who yells, "Let me at 'em!", when he sees the MonsterOfTheWeek. To prevent spoilers, some of Scrappy's tropes from the 2002 movie ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' are not listed here.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the 2002 live-action movie.
* BadassUnintentional: In "South Seas Scare", he, Shaggy and Scooby are being chased by a huge lava monster. Nearing the end of the short, Shaggy wishes that someone would put the Lava Monster back in the volcano. Scrappy asks him why he and Scooby didn't say so sooner, turns around, trips the lava monster, picks it up, and races it back up to the volcano and throws it back in. Shaggy and Scooby are stunned, but Scrappy doesn't see why.
* BrooklynRage: In his earliest appearances he had a definite Brooklyn accent, which was toned down after a while. Justified that he grew up in New York.
* CatchPhrase: "Scrappy Dappy Doo", "Da-da-da-da-da-da, Puppy Power!" and "Let me at 'em, Let me at 'em!"
* CharacterExaggeration: Zig-Zagged. Through his initial run in the franchise he gradually began to show other interests besides 'splatting' monsters and solving mysteries, and using his iconic catchphrases less and less to the point where "Puppy Power!" was not uttered once throughout Reluctant Werewolf. Fast forward to the 2000s, where if he is appeared or referrenced, he is portrayed as obsessed with 'splatting' the monster just for the sake of splatting the monster, his confidance is dialed to egotism, and his moments of competence and PintSizedPowerHouse tendencies are completely forgotten in favor of the "small=weak" stereotype. Then it was subverted with his portrayal in the Scooby-Apocalypse-Comic, which is pretty much InNameOnly.
* CheerfulChild: Through thick and through thin.
* CousinOliver: Scrappy joined the cast later as Scooby's young nephew.
* {{Expy}}: Of Henery Hawk, FoghornLeghorn's pint-sized predator from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', according to Creator/MarkEvanier. Lennie Weinrib's original portrayal even sounds a bit like Henery (which makes sense considering H-B had tried [and failed] to recruit Mel Blanc himself to do the voice).
* FearlessFool:
** Whenever a monster shows up, Scrappy always tries to fight it, with little to no effect. Several of these instances include real monsters, where if Scooby had not snatched him out of the way and ran, Scrappy would've been mince meat.
** Averted a few times when his Scrappy traps seem completely capable to catching "something" (although Shag and Scooby get caught more often then the monsters) and in The Nutcracker Scoob, Scrappy has zero problem defeating a cat that's bigger than him and throwing it right out the building. He also dispatches of a larger human Farquard in ''Boo Brothers''. ''Definitely'' averted with the ending of "South Seas Scare", especially since it ''was'' a real monster.
* FreudianExcuse: In the movie, [[spoiler:he became a villain because the rest of the group abandoned him in the desert because they had enough of his attitude.]]
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Other than Scooby, the rest of the gang doesn't really like him much. A flashback from the live-action movie reveals that him trying to usurp leadership of the gang is the last straw, leading to him being abandoned.
* HeroicDog: At least until [[spoiler:the movie.]]
* HiddenDepths: In an episode of the New Scooby Doo Mysteries, he's shown to be a big fan of Dungeons And Dra-*Cough* I mean, Wizards and Warlocks.
* InHarmsWay: "Did you say haunted? Oh boy!"
* KidAppealCharacter: WordOfGod says this is exactly why he was created. At the time, it worked to save the franchise. Since then, it's been famously disputed.
* KnightOfCerebus: Either PlayedStraight or {{Inverted}}, depending on your view of the character. His continuation within the series past 1979 crossed a brand new threshold for the monsters to become RealAfterAll, but also [[ReverseCerebusSyndrome forced the show to take a]] DenserAndWackier approach to everything.
* LeeroyJenkins: "Let me at 'em, I'll splat 'em!" Scooby prefers to run away, but Scrappy likes to charge in and yell at the monster.
* LetMeAtHim: His CatchPhrase.
* MouthyKid: Or Mouthy Puppy. He is ''far'' more talkative than Scooby.
* {{Nephewism}}: Scooby suddenly has a nephew. Scrappy often talks about "Uncle Scoob". Lampshaded in the title sequence. Scooby's just as confused as the viewers.
** In one of the 80's shorts, we do see his mom in a flashback.
* NoodleIncident: It is implied in Mystery Incorporated that [[NoodleIncident something]] happened involving him and that they [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain don't want to talk about it]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: It's mentioned at one point by Velma in the 2002 movie that he was never a puppy but in fact had a glandular disorder.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He ''is'' able to lift Scooby and Shaggy with one hand.
* PutOnABus: Hasn't been seen since the 2002 movie.
* TheRunaway: In "Runaway Scrappy" Scrappy gets awoken to his Uncle Yabba and Dusty loudly complaining about a mosquito that had been bothering them. He thinks they're talking about him, and so he sets off on his own-complete with a BindleStick.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: A cute puppy-dog.
* ShooOutTheNewGuy:
** Oh, so much since the franchise's late-90's revival. One particular example – In ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Mystery Inc.]]'', Daphne glances at a life-sized statue of him, about to wax nostalgic before Fred stops her calmly informing her that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain they promised to never speak of him again]]. '''Ever'''.
** In a mock interview with the gang, Fred mentions the "6th member". Shaggy replies with,"Like, you said we weren't supposed to talk about Scrappy".
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: The most that Scrappy can do is annoy the monster, because Scrappy is no real threat. Some of his Scrappy-Traps do catch Shaggy and Scooby, so perhaps the monster would have been caught too had Shaggy and Scooby not gotten in the way.
* TalkingAnimal: Lennie Weinrib in the first year, Don Messick afterward.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DawsButler

Scooby-Doo's cousin, who appeared in ''The Scooby-Doo Show''. A grey Great Dane who definitely lives up to his name. Has not been seen or mentioned since the final iteration of the original series ended in the mid-80's. He is a member of the Scooby Doobies in the Laff-A-Lympics.
* AdaptedOut: He and Sooey Pig do not appear in the Laff-A-Lympics comics by Marvel Comics.
* AdvertisedExtra: Scooby-Dum is featured in the opening sequence of the Scooby Doo Show, but only appears in four out of the forty total episodes.
* CatchPhrase: "Dum dum dum DUM!" (from Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's ''Fifth Symphony.'')
* DeepSouth: His speech was a (poor) approximation of that accent.
* TheDitz: He lives up to the "Dum" in his name.
* DogsAreDumb: He makes Scooby Doo look smart by comparison.
* FearlessFool: Played with. He's not fearless, as he can get scared, but most of the time he appears to be extremely brave, only because he's too [[TheDitz dumb to realize he's in danger in the first place.]]
* MeaningfulName: Just as dim-witted as his name implies.
* NiceHat: He's distinguished from his cousin by his red hat.
* SimpletonVoice: A low voice to go with his foolish personality.
* TalkingAnimal: Though he never has much interesting to say.
* ToonPhysics: Arguably even better at employing them than Scooby Doo. In "The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller," the gang are trapped in a tomb, so they stand on top of each other to reach the ceiling; they still can't reach. Scooby Dum, who is on the bottom, just ''pulled himself out from the bottom and climbed to the top'', and since he can get away with that apparently because he doesn't know how gravity works, they escaped.

[[folder:Flim-Flam [=McScam=]]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Susan Blu

Flim-Flam joined the cast in ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo''. The only character who could ''possibly'' be more disliked than Scrappy.
* AintTooProudToBeg: He'll go from trying to con someone to screaming "Please don't hurt me!" in all of two seconds flat if they call him out on what he's doing. Shaggy even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]] when he tells Flim Flam to skip the begging and just ''run''.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: He is a Tibetan orphan with that name . . .
* BetaCouple: He was basically the Shaggy to Scrappy Doo's Scooby.
* ConMan: It's in his ''name''.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Though he's also an UnreliableNarrator, so he could just be a runaway.
* CousinOliver: An unusual example, as he was clearly meant to be a part of the cast from the beginning (despite not actually joining until the second episode).
* {{Hammerspace}}: His hoodie's pocket. He's pulled a ''flatscreen TV'' out of there.
* ImprobableAge: He can't be more than ten years old.
%%* KidDetective
* LovableRogue: Well, that's what the creators intended, at least.
%%* MasterOfDisguise
* SnakeOilSalesman: Again, it's in his ''name''.
* TakeThat: The same episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' that included the Scrappy statue featured a Flim-Flam statue. Daphne notes that he's serving a 25-to-life sentence for his crimes.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: He's the smartest of the cast, especially whenever Daphne isn't around.

->'''Voiced by:''' Frank Welker
Scrappy's other uncle and Scooby's brother. Seen only in the Old West segments of the 1982–83 season.
* CatchPhrase: "Yippity-Yabbity-Doo!" Logic would dictate that it would be "Yabba-Dabba-Doo", [[TheFlintstones but someone else already says that...]]
%%* {{Cowboy}}
%%* CowboyCop
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Dusty.
%%* [[MessyHair Messy Fur]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: In "Runaway Scrappy" He and Dusty dress up as female escorts to infiltrate an outlaw hideout.
** Also poses as "Yabba Sue" [[ItMakesSenseInContext to save the town from Horrible Homer]].
-->'''Yabba''': The things I do for Tumbleweed!
* ZanyScheme: His "Yabba Plan"s.

[[folder:Vincent Van Ghoul]]
->'''Voiced by:'''\\
Creator/VincentPrice (''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'')\\
Creator/MauriceLaMarche (''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'')

* AdaptationalWimp: In "Mystery Inc", he has no magic powers here, is just an actor.
* BigGood: In ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo''
* DarkIsNotEvil: He might be a warlock and voiced by Vincent Price but he is the BigGood of ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo''.
* EvilLaugh: He is the ONLY heroic character in Western Animation history who has one, to be fair he's Vincent Freakin' Price!
* FunctionalMagic: In ''13 Ghosts''.
* InkSuitActor: He's basically just Vincent Price with sorcerer abilities. ''Mystery Inc'' plays this up for all it's worth.
* MrExposition: Explains much of the ghost bios in the first appearance and goes into great details about his mansion in the latter.
%%* SpiritAdvisor
* WhoYouGonnaCall: Though you run the risk of making him mad if you do so at an inopportune time.

[[folder:The Hex Girls]]
->'''Thorn Voiced by:''' Creator/JenniferHale\\
'''Dusk Voiced by:''' Jane Wiedlin\\
'''Luna Voiced by:''' Creator/KimberlyBrooks

An all-girl rock band with a Goth motif, extremely popular in the ''Scooby''-verse. They first appeared in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'', and have popped up from time to time since, including in ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Mystery Inc.]]'', where they inadvertently have a major impact on the main gang's character arcs.
* AscendedExtra: They were created for ''Witch's Ghost'', mostly as suspects and a [[ChekhovsGunman convenient way]] to get rid of the antagonist. Their popularity has since ensured that they've frequently shown up at least once in almost every subsequent series at some point.
* BeautyMark: Dusk has one on her left cheek, except for when she appears in ''Mystery Inc.''
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Dusk, Thorn (even with the red color), and Luna.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Luna has dark skin and red hair in ''Witch's Ghost'' and ''Mystery Inc.''. The media between the two lightened her skin though.
* DarkIsNotEvil: They dress in dark clothing, wear vampire fangs, and have bat stickers on their instruments, and yet they're environmentally friendly rock stars with hearts of gold.
* {{Expy}}: They are essentially a CaptainErsatz of ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats with a coat of {{goth}} and ecofeminist paint.
* GirlishPigtails: Dusk.
* GothGirlsKnowMagic: Subverted in ''Witch's Ghost''. The Hex Girls "ritual" turns out to be for show and the "potion" they were seen making was just an herbal treatment for their vocal cords. DoubleSubverted when one of them turns out to be part Wiccan, which is treated like a WitchSpecies.
* GranolaGirl: An unusual thing to mix with their Goth exterior, but they do it.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Thorn, Dusk, and Luna are StageNames. Only Thorn's real name was revealed in ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost Witch's Ghost]]'' (it's Sally [=McKnight=]).
* PerkyGoth: They identify themselves as "Eco-Goths", are deeply involved with environmental causes, and the lead singer's Wiccan background becomes key in dealing with the titular Witch's Ghost.
%%* ThePowerOfRock
* SoapboxSadie: In their initial appearance. They get better in subsequent ones.

[[folder:Red Herring]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ScottMenville

A neighborhood bully in Coolsville and Freddie's prime suspect in any mystery in ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo''.
* ArchNemesis: Freddie ''really'' wants him to be the criminal.
* TheBully: Largely spends his time insulting those mystery solving dorks.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's constantly insulting the gang.
* MeaningfulName: As you might have guessed.
* PhraseCatcher: "It could only be... Red Herring!"
* RedHerring: [[OnceAnEpisode You could]] [[RunningGag say that.]] The only time Red ''was'' the mastermind was when Freddie ''didn't'' accuse him. [[HeroicBSOD He didn't take it well]].

[[folder:Monsters and Ghosts]]
* AdaptationalBadass: In the various video games, where it's required that they be more hostile and antagonistic.[[note]]For example, in ''Night of 100 Frights'', the Space Kook gains a RayGun. In ''Unmasked'', the pterodactyl can breath ''fire''.[[/note]]
* AliensAreBastards: Natch. The Space Kook, the first of many other villainous "extra"-terrestrials, is an alien and it's just as troublesome as the other monsters they chase.
* AmbitionIsEvil: In the Scoobyverse, changing one's life means taking some frightening extremes. To be fair, some of this is because the villains take the villainous route even when they ''could'' do things honestly; for example, at the end of "Mine Your Own Business", the guy the villain was trying to scare off noted that it was too bad he resorted to bad tactics, as he would have been happy to be partners in the mining business.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Too many to count, up to (and including) Charlie the Funland Robot, Velma's haywire computer, the Night Ghoul of London, the animatronics of Cyber Gulch, and Shari, a computerized "house of the future."
* AnimatedArmor: The Black Knight Ghost(s) of "What A Night for a Knight" and "Scared a Lot in Camelot".
* BearsAreBadNews: The Devil Bear.
* BedSheetGhost: Three! The Phantom of Vazquez Castle, the ax-wielding phantom from "Haunted House Hang-Up", and the Ghost of Scooby Manor in "Scooby's Roots" [[spoiler:which, bizarrely, turned out to be a real ghost in a costume]].
* BigCreepyCrawlies: The mantis of Vulture's Claw.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The Snow Ghost is the ghost of a deceased Yeti, as well as the ghost of Bigfoot.
* TheBlank: The no-faced Zombie and the ghost of Captain Moody.
* BlobMonster: Several. The Gloppy Green Ghost, the Wax Phantom, the Cheese Monster ([[SincerityMode seriously]]), the Tar Monster, the Mud Monster, the Sludge Monster, and the Creature from the Chem Lab.
* BlowYouAway: The Windmakers.
* CaptainColorbeard: Redbeard's ghost.
* {{Chupacabra}}: In ''Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico''.
* CoDragons: The Hooded Zombies to Zentuo in "Mystery Mask Mix-Up".
* ContemporaryCaveman: In "Scooby's Night With a Frozen Fright".
* CoolShip: Space Kook's UFO is a floating tennis birdy.
* CriminalDoppelganger: To the kids in "A Scooby-Doo Valentine".
* CutLexLuthorACheck: A few can fall under this if their effects skills are particularly good, but the biggest offender is probably the Creeper. He robs a bank overnight...when he's the bank president and should therefore be very rich.
* TheCameo: Several of them appear in ''Mystery Incorporated'' as displays in the Crystal Cove spook museum. The Creeper also shows up in a flashback,[[spoiler:which [[RetGone never happened]] thanks to Scooby killing the Nibiru Entity.]]
* DefeatCatchphrase / SharePhrase: [[YouMeddlingKids You know the one]].
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The pterodactyl[[note]]Though pterosaurs are ''not'' technically dinosaurs[[/note]] of "Hang in There, Scooby-Doo", the Snow Beast (of sorts) from "A Scary Night With a Snow Beast Fright", and the dinosaurs of "The Dinosaur Deception" and "3-D Struction".
* EvilChef: The ghosts of Chefs Maras and Pierre [[IncrediblyLamePun Ghoulache]].
* EvilIsHammy: If they talk, this is usually guaranteed.
* EvilLaugh: The Space Kook has an awesome one.
* EvilTwin: Arlene's LongLostRelative of "To Switch a Witch".
* EvilPuppeteer: In "The Backstage Rage".
* TheFaceless: Iron Face and the Ghostly Gondolier.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Quite a few turn out to be people with rather humble occupations (Caretakers, Farmers, Fishermen, etc.).
* GiantFlyer: The Giant Vulture, the Willawaw, and the Wakumi.
* GracefulLoser: Unlike the other villains from the original series, Bluestone The Great, aka the Phantom of Vazquez Castle, doesn't show much resentment toward the Gang for foiling his plans. Rather, he proudly demonstrates how he was able to pull off such convincing illusions, not even uttering the famous "Meddling Kids" line.
* {{Greed}}: The most common motivation of all.
* TheGrotesque: The Titanic Twist.
* HeadlessHorseman: From Washington Irving's original creation, to a TotallyRadical headless ''skateboarder''.
* HumanoidAliens / StarfishAliens: A little from column A, a little from column B.
* JekyllAndHyde: A monster from the original series. [[spoiler: It turns out that "Hyde" is actually just Jekyll in a suit]]. Hyde is also the main disguise of the villain from the Creator/SandyDuncan episode.
* {{Invisibility}}: The Invisible Madman.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Terrorizing people and stealing property is never a problem for them.
* KillerGorilla: The Ape Man.
* KillerRabbit: The Osomons.
* LaughablyEvil: The Ghost Clown and the Phantom of Vasquez castle are clearly having a lot of fun messing with the gang.
* LegionOfDoom: Different teams of them appear in ''Cyber Chase'' and ''Monsters Unleashed''.
** In ScoobyDooFrankencreepy, [[spoiler: four old villains team up to get revenge on '''Mystery Inc.''']]
* MadScientist: Dr. Jekyll and the ghost of Dr. Coffin.
* {{Mummy}} / NephariousPharaoh: All over the place, starting with the mummy of Ankha.
* MonsterClown: Some ghostly, some robotic.
* LightIsNotGood: The 10,000 volt ghost, the Neon Phantom, and the Star Creature.
* LittleGreenManInACan: Space Kook seems to be a grey skeleton in a futuristic space suit.
* MixAndMatchCritters: The Jaguaro.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The Gator Ghoul and Gator People.
* NoNameGiven: Some villains are never given proper identification, and {{Fanon}} has to fill in the blanks. Thus, nameless monsters like the ones in "The Creepy Cruise" and "The Creepy Heap From the Deep" have been dubbed, "the Future Shocker" and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "the Creepy Heap"]], respectively.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The thirteen ghosts, bordering on flat-out {{Gods Of Evil}}.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Traces throughout the franchise.
* OurGargoylesRock: The gargoyles of "Ready To Scare" and "A Good Medium is Rare".
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The first of which was a BedsheetGhost; the series, particularly the [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou first one]], often went out of its way to ram home the fact that each monster was a ghost of ''some'' variety, even the ''[[ClassicalMovieVampire vampire]]'' and the ''[[HumanoidAlien Space Kook]]''.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: But are often [[ClassicalMovieVampire classical]].
* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Cat creatures, which appear infrequently in both the series and films.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: The first of which was a WolfMan.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The first of which was a VoodooZombie.
** IncongruouslyDressedZombie: It's a good thing the zombies of "Mystery Mask Mix-Up" we're openly identified as such; it'd be pretty hard to tell, [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/scoobydoo/images/d/d6/Scare_Pair.png/revision/latest?cb=20131111064644 otherwise.]]
* PlantPerson: Stinkweed.
* PokemonSpeak: Averted, then played straight, with the Creeper, who repeats the word, "[[{{Macguffin}} paper]]", over and over again in his titular episode, but [[{{Retcon}} only says his own name]] in every subsequent appearance.
* PsychoElectro: The 10,000 volt ghost.
* RetGone: In the new timeline at the end of ''Mystery Incorporated'', all of the monsters and hauntings solved by Mystery Inc, including the ones from the original series(they can be seen in the Crystal Cove museum) are wiped from history because they were never dreamed up. The sole exception might be Charlie the Robot, who wasn't created to be evil to begin with.
* SandWorm: In "The Fast and the Wormious".
* ScaryScarecrow: In "The Frickert Fracas" and "A Scooby-Doo Halloween".
* SealedEvilInACan: The ghosts of the Chest of Demons.
* SeaMonster: Every so often, such as the Creepy Heap and the Beast of Bottomless Lake.
* SharkMan: The [[GratuitousSpanish Pescado Diabolico]] and Demon Shark.
* SharePhrase: "And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!"
* {{Snowlem}}: In "A Scooby-Doo Christmas".
* StarterVillain:
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' had the Black Knight, a suit of AnimatedArmor who kidnapped a historian, and was actually [[spoiler:museum curator Mr. Wickles seeking to cover up his forgery scheme]].
** The gang's chronologically first case, that is, the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', was the Gloppy Green Ghost, who ran off with Shaggy's bike [[spoiler:because he was actually a counterfeiter who needed the chain to repair his printing machine]].
* StockNessMonster: In "The Loch Ness Mess", "A Highland Fling With a Monstrous Thing", and ''Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster''.
* TakenForGranite: The powers of the mummy of Ankha and the Moon Monster.
* TheaterPhantom: Several variations on this archetype, beginning with the Puppet Theater Phantom in the original series and including the amusing Phantom of the ''Soap'' Opera.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Bogel and Weerd.
* VillainOpeningScene: Most episodes and films open with the MonsterOfTheWeek, prior to cutting to the gang.
* WitchDoctor: Several, from both a HollywoodVoodoo and MagicalNativeAmerican perspective.
* WizardsAndWitches: Only a couple of the former, but plenty of the latter.
* WouldHurtAChild: Some clearly had a little more guts than others.
* YouMeddlingKids: They're the TropeNamers, with Professor Wayne from the original series being the first to use it.
* YowiesAndBunyipsAndDropBearsOhMy: The Yowie is portrayed as colossal and vampire-like in ''The Legend of the Vampire''.