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Characters: Scooby-Doo
Looking for characters from Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated or Scooby-Doo Direct-to-Video Film Series? Visit their character pages here and here.

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    Mystery Inc. 

Scoobert "Scooby" Doo

Voiced by:
Don Messick (1969-1994)
Hadley Kay (1997)
Scott Innes (1999-2001, 2001-2006 video games)
Neil Fanning (2002-2004 Live Action Films)
Frank Welker (2002-present)

Norville "Shaggy" Rogers

Voiced by:
Casey Kasem (1969-1994, 1997, 2002-2009)
Billy West (1998)
Scott Innes (1999-2001, 2001-2009 video games)
Scott Menville (2005-2008)
Matthew Lillard (2002-2004 Live-Action Movies, 2010-present)
Nick Palatas (Cartoon Network Films)

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Not as much as Velma, but "What's New Scooby Doo" and the live actions films do feature a Shaggy more attactive than the skinny, lanky original Shaggy.
  • Adorkable
  • Big Eater: 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.
  • Catch Phrase: "Zoinks!"
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In some iterations.
  • Depending on the Writer: Whether Shaggy is vegetarian or not. In The Movie he's portrayed as vegetarian, as he was in What's New, Scooby-Doo? and the Scooby Doo Behind the Scenes shorts, but recently he seems to be back to his old ways.
  • The Drag-Along
  • Embarrassing First Name: Norville. Thus, he only goes by "Shaggy".
  • Flanderization: He and Scooby have both grown increasingly cowardly over time, although they do have their Badass moments.
  • Grease Monkey/Mr. Fixit: Whenever Shaggy is shown to actually have a job, it's invariably related to cars or mechanics.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Scooby. In fact, he's the only character other than Scooby himself to appear in every version of the franchise.
  • Invincible Incompetent: With Scooby. They always seem to end up finding the weekly monster despite their cowardice, laziness, and their -usually- complete lack of investigative skills.
  • Kavorka Man: It's not so much that Shaggy is a pimp, but many episodes and movies have shown that many an attractive female seems to think Shaggy is hot.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: You'd never know what his real name was in the show. (It was revealed in a A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.)
  • The Lancer: When the gang does split up, Shaggy leads one half. Shaggy (along with Scooby) often notices creepy things that Fred had missed. Shaggy is likes to sneak away with Scooby to eat a large snack.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: He'll do anything to help his dog. This applies also to the girls and Fred, but to a lesser extent.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: Part of his Hippie Speak. In one episode of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, like, Velma is trying to, like, make him, like, stop.
  • Lovable Coward: In the early seasons, it's justified as even though the so-called monster is a person pulling a Scooby-Doo Hoax, they are still sometimes dangerous criminals who will kill if their trick doesn't scare off the intruder. Later season remove that fact.
  • Nervous Wreck: Usually.
  • Stoners Are Funny: Shaggy from Scooby-Doo 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, and he even looks and speaks like a hippie stereotype. Talk about Getting Crap Past the Radar.
  • Valley Girl: Like, a male example of Hippie Speak. Still doing it forty years later, man.
  • Ventriloquism: Shaggy will sometimes use his ability to "throw his voice" to fool the villains.
  • Wag the Director: Whenever Casey Kasem played Shaggy in later years he became vegetarian, because Kasem (himself a vegetarian) refused to reprise the role otherwise.

Velma Dace Dinkley

Voiced by:
Nicole Jaffe (1969-1973, 2001, 2003-2004)
Pat Stevens (1976-1982)
Marla Frumkin (1979)
Christina Lange (1988-1991)
BJ Ward (1984, 1997-2001)
Mindy Cohn (2002-present)
Linda Cardellini (2002-2004 Live-Action movies)
Hayley Kiyoko (Cartoon Network movies)

Daphne Ann Blake

Voiced by:
Indira Stefanianna Christopherson (1969-1970)
Heather North (1970-1997, 2003)
Kellie Martin (1988-1991)
Mary Kay Bergman (1998-1999)
Grey DeLisle (2000-present)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (2002-2004 Live-Action movies)
Kate Melton (Cartoon Network movies)

Fred "Freddie" Herman Jones

Voiced by:
Frank Welker (1969-1983, 1997-present)
Carl Stevens (1988-1991)
Freddie Prinze Jr. (2002-2004 Live-Action movies)
Robbie Amell (Cartoon Network movies)

    Supporting Characters 


Voiced by:
Lennie Weinrib (1979-1980)
Don Messick (1980-1986)
Scott Innes (2002 Live-Action movie)

Scooby's more courageous nephew. The one who yells, "Let me at 'em!", when he sees the Monster of the Week. To prevent spoilers, some of Scrappy's tropes from the 2002 movie Scooby-Doo are not listed here.

Scrappy is famous as the Trope Namer for The Scrappy. But that's an audience reaction, and belongs in our YMMV section.
  • Brooklyn Rage: In his earliest appearances he had a definite Brooklyn accent, which was toned down after a while.
  • Catch Phrase: "Da-da-da-da-da-da, Puppy Power!" and "Let me at 'em, Let me at 'em!"
  • Cousin Oliver: Scrappy was not in the original cast, but joined later. He is much smaller (and so we presume, much younger) than Scooby, Shaggy, or the rest of the original cast.
  • Expy: Of Henery Hawk, Foghorn Leghorn's pint-sized predator from Looney Tunes, according to Mark Evanier.
  • Fearless Fool: 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.
  • In Harm's Way: "Did you say haunted? Oh boy!"
  • Kid-Appeal Character: A famously disputed one.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Either Played Straight or Inverted, depending on your view of the character. His continuation within the series past 1979 opened a brand new threshold for the monsters to become Real After All, but also forced the show to take a Denser and Wackier approach to everything.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: "Let me at 'em, I'll splat 'em!" Scooby prefers to run away, but Scrappy likes to charge in and yell at the monster.
  • Let Me at Him!: His Catch Phrase.
  • Mouthy Kid: Mouthy Puppy, who talks far more often than Scooby does.
  • Nephewism: Scooby suddenly has a nephew. Scrappy often talks about "Uncle Scoob".
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He is able to lift Scooby and Shaggy with one hand.
  • Small Annoying Creature: 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 too had Shaggy and Scooby not gotten in the way.
  • Talking Animal: Lennie Weinrib in the first year, Don Messick afterward.


Voiced by Daws Butler

Flim-Flam McScam

Voiced by: Susan Blu

Flim-Flam joined the cast in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. The only character who could POSSIBLY be more disliked then Scrappy.


Scrappy's other uncle, seen only in the 198283 season.

Vincent Van Ghoul

The Hex Girls

Voiced by:
Thorn: Jennifer Hale
Dusk: Jane Wiedlin
Luna: Kimberly Brooks

Monsters and Ghosts

  • Ambition Is Evil: In the Scoobyverse, changing one's life means taking some frightening extremes.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Charlie the Funland Robot and Shari, a computerized "house of the future." Charlie was sabotaged by the caretaker's sister, while Shari grew jealous of her creator.
  • Animated Armor: The Black Knight Ghost(s) of "What A Night for a Knight" and "Scared a Lot in Camelot".
  • Bed Sheet Ghost: 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" which, bizarrely, turned out to be a real ghost in a costume.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: The Snow Ghost is the ghost of a deceased Yeti, and the ghost of Bigfoot showed up, too.
  • The Blank: The no-faced Zombie.
  • Blob Monster: Several. The Gloppy Green Ghost, the Wax Phantom, the Cheese Monster (seriously), the Tar Monster, the Mud Monster, and the Creature from the Chem Lab.
  • Blow You Away: The Windmakers.
  • Captain Colorbeard: Redbeard's ghost.
  • Co-Dragons: The Hooded Zombies to Zentuo in "Mystery Mask Mix-Up".
  • Cool Ship: Space Kook's UFO is a floating tennis birdy.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: 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.
  • The Cameo: Several of them appear in Mystery Incorporated as displays in the Crystal Cove spook museum. The Creeper also shows up in a flashback,whichnever happened thanks to Scooby killing the Nibiru Entity.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: The pterodactyl of "Hang in There, Scooby-Doo", the Snow Beast (of sorts) from "A Scary Night With a Snow Beast Fright", and the dinosaur of "The Dinosaur Deception".
  • Evil Chef: The ghosts of Chefs Maras and Pierre Ghoulache.
  • Evil Is Hammy: If they talk, this is usually guaranteed.
  • Evil Laugh: The Space Kook has an awesome one.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Quite a few turn out to be people with rather humble occupations (Caretakers, Farmers, Fishermen, etc.).
  • Giant Flyer: The Giant Vulture, the Willawaw, and the Wakumi.
  • Graceful Loser: Unlike the other villains from the original series, Bluestone The Great 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.
  • Headless Horseman: From Washington Irving's original creation, to a Totally Radical headless skateboarder.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: A monster from the original series. It turns out that "Hyde" is actually just Jekyll in a suit. Hyde is also the main disguise of the villain from the Sandy Duncan episode.
  • It's All About Me: Terrorizing people and stealing property is never a problem for them.
  • Laughably Evil: The Ghost Clown and the Phantom of Vasquez castle are clearly having a lot of fun messing with the gang.
  • Legion of Doom: Different teams of them appear in Cyber Chase and Monsters Unleashed.
  • Mad Scientist: Dr. Jekyll and the ghost of Dr. Coffin.
  • Light Is Not Good: The 10,000 volt ghost, the Neon Phantom, and the Star Creature.
  • Little Green Man in a Can: Space Kook seems to be a floating skull contained in a space suit. In Mystery Incorporated, this outfit gets stolen and used by another (much smaller) fake alien.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Pretty much all of them turn out to be this, but some deliberately use this look, such as the two "Witch Doctors" and Old Iron-Face.
  • Master of Illusion: Some of them pull off some pretty complicated effects to maintain their facades. Justified with the Phantom of Vasquez, as he's a stage magician.
  • Monster Clown: The Ghost Clown. A later episode even had a giant robot clown.
  • Monster of the Week
  • Multiple Head Case: Boogedy Bones. He even has one on his foot!
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Chickenstein, the Jaguaro.
  • You Meddling Kids: Trope Namer.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: The gang has faced both Western and Eastern dragons.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: More and more so each new iteration.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Actually, they're all pretty classic.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: The one haunting Franken Castle was pretty normal for a werewolf, but the next one was an undead werewolf.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: The first of which was a Voodoo Zombie.
    • Incongruously Dressed Zombie: Had they not been explicitly identified as such, it'd be pretty hard to tell the Chinese zombies of "Mystery Mask Mix-Up" were actually supposed to be zombies.
  • Real After All: The zombies from Zombie Island and the entire monstrous cast of the first Three Shorts series.
    • And in some later direct-to-video movies.
  • Samus Is a Girl: The Gator Ghoul, Iron Face, and the Beast of Bottomless Lake, to name a few.
  • Scary Scarecrows: Utilized in "The Frickert Fracas" and "A Scooby-Doo Halloween".
  • Scooby-Doo Hoax: These guys are the Trope Namer.
  • Skull for a Head: Space Kook.
  • Villain Opening Scene: A large majority of the episodes begin with introduction of the monster, prior to cutting to the gang.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Most of the antagonists are definitely not above this.


The Boo Brothers

Voiced by:
Freako: Ronnie Schell
Shreako: Rob Paulsen
Meako: Jerry Houser

Grimwood Girls

Voiced by:
Sibella: Susan Blu
Winnie Werewolf: Marilyn Schreffler
Elsa Frankenteen: Pat Musick
Phantasma: Russi Taylor
Tanis: Patty Maloney


Voiced by: Frank Welker

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