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Angel Dynamite/Cassidy Williams
Voiced by: Vivica Fox, Kimberly Brooks as a teenager
The radio hostess of Crystal Cove's K-Ghoul.
It is later revealed that she is Cassidy Williams, one of the members of the missing original Mystery Incorporated, and that she is currently working with Mr. E.
- Action Girl: She has exceptional martial arts and acrobatics skills. She can throw music disks with dangerous accuracy.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: But it's not her real name, is it?
- Back from the Dead: The destruction of the Nibiru Entity removes its influence from time. As a result, she's restored and Happily Married to Ricky.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her first outfit shows it off.
- Black and Nerdy: Back in her Mystery Inc. days.
- Black Best Friend: To Mystery Inc. The relationship gets rocky in Season 2, but they still come to help when she's in danger.
- Disco Dan: She's the most visible example of the show's "CyberFunk" retro-modern aesthetic. Both her outfit and her home stopped aging after The '70s.
- Expy: She is pretty much the Scooby-Doo version of Foxy Cleopatra.
- HeelFace Turn: Cassidy is the only member the original Mystery Inc. who had abandoned the hunt for the disc, and genuinely tried to help the next generation.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gives her life to save the gang in season 2, episode 11.
- Important Haircut: Gets her hair cut all the way down to a more restrained level when she decides she doesn't want anything of Mr. E's plotting anymore.
- Improbable Weapon User: She uses Music disks as throwing stars.
- Meaningful Name:
- "Angel", because she's the Only Sane Woman and Token Good Teammate of the original Mystery Incorporated. She also performs a Heroic Sacrifice.
- "Dynamite" foreshadows her fate, as she dies in an explosion.
- "Cassidy" means "clever".
- "William" means "resolute protector; will". She's the Older Sidekick to the new Mystery Incorporated, and she defies the Curse of Crystal Cove long enough to give up her life to save the kids.
- Meganekko: In her young days she was a classic nerd with big glasses.
- The Mole: She is working with Mister E, but claims to side with the current Mystery Inc. so she can keep tabs on them.
- More Than Meets the Eye: The ending of one of the episodes hinted at this. Episodes 20 and 21 confirm it.
- Not So Different: She told Velma her real identity but doesn't want to tell the others until the time is right... doesn't this seem familiar from, I don't know, the first ten episodes with Velma hiding something also?
- She tells them in episode 25. Fred immediately calls out on how she kept this a secret from the gang. Whether or not he holds the same feelings to Velma—since she kept this a secret for quite some time—is unknown.
- Daphne and Fred hold great resentment for Velma keeping this all a secret.
- Older Sidekick: Hinted to be in her 30s. Would make sense since she was a teenage Cassidy Williams twenty years ago.
- Only Sane Woman: In present day, she comes across as basically the only considerate member of the original Mystery Inc.
- Poor Communication Kills: Not telling Mystery Inc about your past after Velma discovered your identity and telling her not to say anything about it really didn't help you, did it Cassidy?
- Redemption Equals Death: The gang didn't trust her (after found her real identity), until she went with them on an underwater mission against killer robots and ended up sacrificing her life for them.
- Sassy Black Woman: Is a ruse.
- Secret Keeper: Hinted at that she knows the Myth Arc mystery the gang is investigating, but keeps it to herself. It's revealed in episode 20 that she's really Cassidy Williams of the original Mystery Inc and episode 21 reveals that she's working with Mr. E.
- And thanks to keeping a secret, she's now partially responsible for so much trust problems with the gang.
- She's All Grown Up: She looked like a typical nerd as Cassidy Williams, but now...
- Token Good Teammate: She's the only member of the original Mystery Inc who hasn't been corrupted by the search for the Conquistador's treasure and defies her former friends' efforts to seek it.
- Token Minority: The only black member of the original Mystery Incorporated.
- Took a Level in Badass: Between the years that she was gone from Crystal Cove, she's definitely has improved.
- Was It All a Lie?: Fred says this to Angel when she comes clean in episode 25.
Sheriff Bronson Stone
Voiced by: Patrick Warburton
- "That's what we in the sheriff-ing world call fraud... I think."
The head of the Crystal Cove Police Department.
- Ambiguously Bi: After Aphrodite puts the town under a love spell, he's seen dancing with Mayor Jones. Later, he's an Official Couple with Mayor Nettles.
- Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop:
- At least he arrests the culprits when they're caught by the gang... even when he shouldn't."Arrest them... even though I have absolutely no jurisdiction here!"
- At least he arrests the culprits when they're caught by the gang... even when he shouldn't.
- Break the Cutie: You gotta feel sorry for him when Mayor Jones fired him in Episode 24. And then in Episode 26, Sheriff loses what is possibly his only friend when he finds out that the Mayor had kidnapped a baby from his parents and also being the Freak of Crystal Cove, even shedding a tear at the implications this would cause.
- Butt-Monkey: Whenever the gang solves a mystery, it tends to negatively affect him in some form or another.
- This is averted in episode 24; thanks to the gang, he got his job back.
- Bystander Syndrome: He makes it clear that his job is to turn in criminals, not to catch monsters. Although if the Gang manages to trap and unmask the monster, then he has to arrest the culprit.
- There was an exception in episode 24, for good reason.
- Averted in 26; he realizes that he's going to put the mayor behind bars.
- By episode 28, he sees the Mystery Machine getting chased by Baba Yaga's house, and immediately whips his car around, turns on the siren, catches up, and cuffs the monster the second she emerges. Now that's character development.
- Character Development:
- Slowly starts developing respect for the kids, especially when dealing with more dangerous or destructive monsters. Comes to a head in episode 24, where he has to go to them for help catching a ghost who wants his job.
- Also his relationship with Mayor Nettles. He starts off being antagonistic toward her, but ends up respecting her more and then flat-out dating her.
- And by "Gates of Gloom", he comes to admit that he's been a terrible sheriff and leads the resistance against the original Mystery Incorporated.
- Commander Contrarian: Episode 27 has him refusing to acknowledge Janet Nettles as the new mayor in spite of the fact she was elected. He seems to think there's a clause in the sheriff's handbook which appoints him as a de facto Mayor in the case that the regular Mayor is unable to fulfill his duties.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Dead Justice".
- Also "Aliens Among Us" might count.
- Disqualification-Induced Victory: He's won the Crimey Award in Crystal Cove for the past twenty-seven years straight, all because he's the only cop in town that manages to get anything done — and considering he only does his job if the gang does it for him while he's helping Mayor Jones make the Monster of the Week into the newest tourist attraction, the award isn't saying much.
- Easily Forgiven: Even after Mayor Jones fired him and rubbed it into his face about how Dead Justice is better cop than him, Sheriff Stone comes to forgive him at the end of the episode and rationalizes that everything he's said that entire episode was just a joke.
- Eaten Alive: The Evil Entity eats him alive during its rampage in Crystal Cove. He gets better thanks to Cosmic Retcon.
- Establishing Character Moment: In the very first scene of the show, he puts a halt to the gang's celebrations and brags about how much trouble they're in while flashing his badge.
- Even the Sheriff Has Standards: He dislikes the gang meddling in affairs, but the ending of episode 26 indicates that he didn't take Mayor Jones kidnapping Fred from his real parents very kindly, actually crying that his only friend could do something so cruel.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With the Mystery Inc. and Mayor Nettles.
- First-Name Basis: Well, Middle Name Basis, for certain people. So far, Principal Quinlan and Mayor Nettles are the only ones known to refer to him as Bronson.
- Happily Married: After the Nibiru Entity's demise and the resulting Cosmic Retcon, he and Janet are happily married with several children.
- Hidden Depths:
- Turns out he's a bit of an art aficionado. Though as fits his character, his tastes are little odd.
- He claims that if he was really dedicated enough to do so, he could make someone "disappear", though since we never see him try it, we'll never know if it was another one of his Cloudcuckoolander claims or if he's actually a hidden badass.
- His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Let's just say his mom was Crazy-Prepared when it came to the naming department.
- Implied Death Threat: After Fred calls him over to supervise the gang's counseling session by claiming there was a barbecue roast going on, the Sheriff brings a huge griller and a bunch of meat with him. When he learns what's really going on, he calmly tells Fred that if he wasn't his boss's son, he would make him "disappear". All because he didn't get his barbecue roast.
- Insane Troll Logic: Much of the Sheriff's incompetence is due to the fact that his sense of reasoning is completely illogical.
- Inspector Javert: Starts growing out of it by episode 24.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's regularly on the gang's case, but he usually means well.
- Even moreso in the second season. Maybe it's because he no longer works for Mayor Jones, but Sheriff Stone has become less and less of a jerk and more and more of a friend to Mystery Inc.
- Manchild: He's utterly incompetent at his job because of his Insane Troll Logic, and he apparently still lives with his mother, who still babies him around. But then again, it's Patrick Warburton voicing him, what did you expect?
- Manly Tears:
- He starts crying when Mayor Jones fires him in "Dead Justice".
- And when Mayor Jones reveals his past as the Freak of Crystal Cove, realizing the horrible truth that he must arrest his boss.
- Official Couple: With Mayor Nettles.
- One of the Kids: He sleeps in a car-shaped bed for crying out loud!
- Only Friend: He's a jerk and a manchild to just about everyone he meets, so it's no wonder that his only friend is Mayor Jones, who also has Sheriff Stone as his only friend... up until "Dead Justice" reveals that Mayor Jones doesn't actually care about him nor does he see him as his friend, and Sheriff Stone is oblivious enough to believe otherwise and forgives him at the end of the episode. And then when it turns out Mayor Jones himself is a criminal, it breaks him and he's in complete denial about getting a new mayor until Mayor Nettles gets to him after some Character Development. He also gains something along the lines of a friendship with the gang around the same time.
- Police are Useless: In Season 1, Sheriff Bronson Stone outright refuses to investigate any of the monsters claiming it is not his job. He only shows up to arrest the culprits while often complaining how the kids should not have gotten involved. He and the rest of the police force are a bit better in Season 2 where they at least sometimes try to capture the monsters on their own though often failing.
- Reality Ensues: In "The Gathering Gloom", he briefly mentions that all the wrongful arrests he made towards the wrong suspect have led to him having a bunch of lawsuits to deal with.
- The Sheriff:
- It's his actual first name: Sheriff. Bronson is his middle name, apparently.
- In Episode 24, we find out that "Sheriff" is his real first name; that's because his mother believed in planning ahead.
- Those Two Guys: With Mayor Jones, bordering on Those Two Bad Guys. In Season 2, he becomes this with Mayor Nettles.
- Took a Level in Badass: "Gates of Gloom" has him admit that he should've been a better cop and rallies the citizens to fight the monsters off.
- Too Dumb to Live: After the Humungonauts wreck the Tiki Tub (after it was just rebuilt) while he and Mayor Jones are there: "I sure hope you've got insurance, Mayor, cause — I WANNA SEE THAT AGAIN!"
- Was It All a Lie?: Seems really torn up when Mayor Jones spills the beans about being the Freak.
- He probably meant the conspiracy too. Kidnapping carries a high penalty—he's going to have to arrest his boss for sure!
- Moreover, when you realize the kidnapping was kept for at least 17 years, it means that the mayor is holding for life/execution! This might probably one of the last chances the Sheriff will even see the Mayor!
- He probably meant the conspiracy too. Kidnapping carries a high penalty—he's going to have to arrest his boss for sure!
- Why Did It Have To Be Bugs?: Reveals a severe phobia of creepy crawly bugs in "When The Cicada Calls".
- Seems to have a fear of geeks too, actually demanding that the Wild Brood keep their masks on so they'd be easier to look at.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: After several wrongful arrests, he finally arrests a real criminal in "The Gathering Gloom" only to learn the criminal has Diplomatic Impunity.
Marcie "Hot Dog Water" Fleach
Voiced by: Linda Cardellini
A fellow student at Crystal Cove High. She's seen as the local weirdo, namely for her dad's eccentric behavior and her smelling of hot dog water.
- Ambiguously Bi: Like the rest of her peers, she was affected by the Aphrodite effect and was seen in gooey affectations with another guy in the background while her first appearance had her lament the lack of a boyfriend. However, as seen Romantic Two-Girl Friendship, she's quite attached to Velma.
- Ascended Extra: Hot Dog Water appeared twice as a background/cutaway gag; eventually she's revealed as the villain in "Menace of the Manticore", and later as the replacement for Daphne in the Mystery Inc. Gang.
- The Atoner: When she was kicked out of the gang after Daphne came back, despite Velma's protests. Upset, she went back to working with Mr. E, revealing she had been placed as his mole, but showing some trepidation about her role.
- Back for the Dead: In the penultimate episode. A Foregone Conclusion given the destruction of the Nibiru entity.
- Bath of Poverty: In order to save money, her family recycles the water they use to cook hot dogs as bathwater, resulting in her distinct odor, and her Embarrassing Nickname.
- Becoming the Mask: Despite serving as The Mole for Mr. E. against the new Mystery Incorporated, she has come to genuinely like working with them and it pains her to betray them.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Her first two appearances consist of a short mention and Cutaway Gag; by her third, she is far more prominent.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Her nickname is Hot Dog Water due to smelling like the stuff because she bathes in it to save costs.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Right before she's killed, she says to Mr. E.Marcie: (to Mr. E) I guess I expected more from you.Mr. E: So did I, little girl, so did I.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Is known only in name by her body odor: Hot Dog Water. She had since been identified as Marcie Fleach, but Velma, after becoming friends with her between seasons, is the only one who calls her that.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: It's a Sound-Only Death, but the show leaves absolutely no ambiguity to the fact Hot Dog Water was flat-out gunned down by the Kriegstaffelbots.
- Foil: Her design is meant as a contrast to Velma's Mystery Inc. design. She is slender, her glasses are armless with yellow lenses, wears a sweater that fits poorly and her hair are oily, wavy, long and held in place with plastic barrettes instead of bows.
- Food as Bribe: In her joining Mystery Team, she gives Shaggy and Scooby candy she mate with her prisonmates as a form of peace offering. They happily accept it and welcome her to the group.
- Foreshadowing: Dark Lilith resembles her.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She admirably holds off Pericles in the episode before the finale, but is gunned down opening a pathway for the gang. Thankfully, this is undone by the Nibiru Entity's demise.
- HeelFace Turn: She quits Mr. E's services and gives Velma the disk in "The Night on Haunted Mountain". Then, in "Wrath of the Krampus", she steals Mr. E's and Pericles' pieces of the disk for the gang.
- Hollywood Nerd: She's only mildly frumpy at worst, but is pretty low on the social ladder. More had to do with her scent and reason behind it.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Looks quite a bit like Linda Cardellini with the straight dark hair and face shape, especially when she played Velma in the live-action movies.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Implied that beneath her grumpy exterior is that she is pretty lonely. It would explain why she goes from rival to close friends with Velma and why she likes hanging out with the Mystery gang despite only knowing them for a short time.
- Meaningful Name: Marcie, named for Mars, the Roman god of war. She ends up having conflicting loyalty between the original Mystery Incorporated and the current Mystery Incorporated, and ultimately shows her bravery in betraying the original group for her friends to the point of giving up her life for them.
- Meganekko: She wears red-rimmed, armless glasses with yellow lenses.
- The Mole: Works with Mystery Inc. alongside Velma for Mr. E, but is also following orders from Mr. E that Velma isn't aware of. However, she is clearly ucomfortable with it since she discovers she likes hanging out with the gang.
- The Rival: In the first season she was very competitive with Velma; the two sharing a mutual strong disliking of one another and a rivalry in the science club.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Velma in the second season where they bonded after both working together for Mr. E. Marcie affectionately refers to her as "V.". It's even invoked in the altered credits (for the US episodes) wherein she temporarily replaces Daphne and hugs a picture of Velma in the same way Daphne hugged a picture of Fred. As Velma runs off with an epiphany in the finale, Marcie quips, "That's my girl!"
- Sound-Only Death: The Kriegstaffelbots advance on her with their arm cannons, then it cuts to Velma and Scooby, they hear gunfire in the distance, and Scooby starts whimpering. Velma sadly tells Scooby to go on.
- Shadow Archetype: Hot Dog Water is what Velma would be like if she didn't have any friends to help her.
- Sixth Ranger: Downplayed. She fills in for Daphne when she initially refuses to return to Mystery Inc. in the second season. As soon as the original five are back together, though, she's given the boot and becomes the Sixth Ranger Traitor, which is made up for when they recruit her as an ally again in "Wrath of the Krampus". The group does feel guilty about kicking her off, but feel somewhat compelled to. It's implied to the manipulations of the Entity. Always a group of five, including the animal and from what it looks like, all of them of a certain character archetype.
- Stripperiffic: Dark Lilith is a subversion, the skin is all just rubber and Latex, and it's very durable, since she was dragged along a rocky cliff side with only a tear in the leg, exposing it as a costume.
- Temporary Substitute: For Daphne.
Mayor Janet Nettles
Voiced by: Kate Higgins
The new mayor of Crystal Cove after Mayor Jones was arrested.
- Adults Are Useless: Averted. The mayor is the only slightly competent adult who immediately agrees to help get Mystery Inc back together to deal with a new threat to Crystal Cove.
- She also knows when Pericles is trying to frame the gang and makes sure the sheriff doesn't play the supposedly-incriminating tape.
- Ascended Extra: Voice actress example. Kate Higgins previously played Principal Quinlan before taking the role of a recurring character, Mayor Nettles, in season two.
- Big Good: Or at least the closest the gang has to one in regards to town matters.
- Eaten Alive: The Evil Entity eats her alive during its rampage in Crystal Cove. She gets better thanks to Cosmic Retcon.
- Ink-Suit Actor: She resembles her voice actor, Kate Higgins, but as a brunette.
- Ironic Name: To nettle someone is to annoy someone. She's actually quite helpful, unlike most of the other adults in the town.
- Meaningful Name: Janet is derived from Janus, the Greek god of duality and transitions. Shes the Redeeming Replacement to Mayor Jones.
- Ms. Exposition: She serves this role has the season progresses, often assigning mysteries to the kids like Mission Control.
- Official Couple: With Sheriff Stone. The series finale reveals that in an alternate timeline, they marry and have four kids.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Calls on the gang, has given them their own headquarters in City Hall, and puts the welfare of her citizens over profit.
- Redeeming Replacement: To Mayor Jones.
- Retired Badass: Used to fly Blackhawk helicopters for the Air Force, and flies a helicopter in "The Horrible Herd," even partially evading a missile shot at them.
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale, Amy Acker (when possessed)
Brad and Judy's dog.
- Alternate Animal Affection: Like any normal dog, she licks Scooby's face to show affection. Subverted from his end when he kisses her on the forehead in "The Horrible Herd".
- Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Technically. Nova dies and becomes possessed by an Anunnaki. In the final episodes of the show, she helps the Gang with her otherworldly guidance, particularly in the final battle when she pauses the time to give a hint to Scooby on how to defeat the Entity. After the Cosmic Retcon, in the final scene of the show, she is seen watching over the Gang and saying that Scooby is the bravest dog that has ever existed. It's implied that she's partially responsible for everything in the Cosmic Retcon and that either she or the Entity are the pair of eyes seen in the beginning of some Scooby-Doo intros.
- Big Good: Well, the Anunnaki possessing her at least.
- Cute Mute: She looks almost exactly like Lady and only barks and whimpers like a normal dog up until the possession is revealed, where she speaks candidly.
- Damsel in Distress: First in "The Hodag of Horror", and again in "The Horrible Herd".
- Disney Death: Falls out of a helicopter and appears to have been trampled in The Horrible Herd, only to start whimpering and moving when Scooby picks her up. She Appears to flatline at the hospital, but she gets better.
- Demonic Possession: Inverted. Instead of the Nibiru Entity, the thing using her body as an avatar is actually an Annunaki, a benevolent entity dedicated to stopping Nibiru.
- Love at First Sight: She was a character for all of two seconds before Scooby fell hard. Slight hints of The Dulcinea Effect kick in after she's dognapped by the Monster of the Week.
- Miss Muffykins: Judy babytalks her, she sits in laps and is carried around like a teddy bear by the Gang, she's fluffy and well-groomed, but she isn't a yappy, useless runt. She even helps with a trap by alerting the others to incoming monsters in one episode.
- Sixth Ranger: After the Krampus gambit, Scooby decides that Brad and Judy don't deserve her and she ends up being a second Team Pet for the Gang. She now lives with Fred at the Blake house, and served a small role in the team's capture of the Queen of the Horrible Herd.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Amber from Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders, who also seemed to be a normal dog girlfriend for Scooby until things came to a head. That is, Amber turned out to be an alien and Nova dies & gets possessed by an Anunnaki.
The Hex Girls
A popular teen band.
- Age Lift: It can be assumed they were in their twenties in The Witch's Ghost and Music of the Vampire, but they're said to be teenagers in this incarnation.
- Audience Shift: Since society's taste in goth culture has changed since the past ten years when the Hex Girls debuted, this is to be expected. Elegant Gothic Lolita became more popular with the growing interest in Japanese culture in the West. The Hex Girls' new outfits can be chalked up to trying to appeal to the new younger Scooby-Doo audience and can be justified in-universe as trying to appeal to a similar audience since this show takes place around 2010. Same can go for the slightly different renditions of their music.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Dusk, Thorn (even with the red color), and Luna.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: Luna.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Their new look for the series.
- Genki Girl: Dusk.
- Girlish Pigtails: Dusk.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: They wear the outfits of their original incarnations (introduced in Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost) in "Dance of the Undead". When questioned about it, Thorn says that some of their fans liked their original outfits better.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Thorn, Dusk, and Luna are Stage Names.
- The Power of Rock: They return to the town for a band battle against Rude Boy, singing the song, "Good Bad Girls". First they lose, but get back up when Scooby and Shaggy join in breaking the supposed zombie-spell on the town, stopping the music and saving the day.
- Race Lift: Luna. She's a couple shades darker than her appearance on What's New, Scooby-Doo?, but closer to her original appearance.
- Small Role, Big Impact: They help crack a clue of music in the Planispheric Disk near the end of the show, leading to the location of the key of water.
Vincent Van Ghoul
Voice by: Maurice LaMarche
A famous horror movie actor. Shaggy and Scooby are huge fans of his.
- Adaptational Wimp: When he debuted in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, he was a powerful sorcerer. Here, he's just a famous horror movie actor who's been having trouble finding good roles.
- Ambiguous Situation: With the new universe possibly being a Stealth Prequel to the original canon, this may mean that Vincent Van Ghoul is a sorcerer in the new universe.
- Ascended Extra: Vincent Van Ghoul appears in a Mythology Gag movie series commonly seen on the television, before later appearing in person.
- Cowardly Lion: In his movies, he's brave. But when Nightfright arrives in real life; he's not. But he managed to demonstrate how amazing his acting skills really are by goading Nightfright into Fred's trap by being completely nonchalant about the monster's constant attempts at scaring him... until he drops the act and reveals how freaked out he was.
- Chronically Killed Actor: He doesn't seem to have the best of luck in a lot of the movies we see bits of.
- Expy/Shout-Out: To Peter Vincent from the original Fright Night (1985) (who was also based on Vincent Price)...it's even there in the name of the "ghost" he fights, Nightfright!
- Genre Savvy: He's been in so many monster/horror movies that he knows what happens in situations involving the bad guy and the hero.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He doesn't know that he's in a Scooby Doo show.
- Hidden Depths: He's a good cook, a nice Actor Allusion to Vincent Price, said to have been an excellent chef in Real Life. (Whether Maurice LaMarche can cook, on the other hand, is undetermined as of this writing).
- Large Ham: He's heavily based on Vincent Price and he is voiced by Maurice LaMarche. It's to be expected that he'd have a flare for the dramatic.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: This Vincent Van Ghoul is based on the same one from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, who was based on and even voiced by Vincent Price.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In his movies, not so much in real life.
Voice by: Jeffrey Combs
- Adults Are Useless: Averted. In episode 25, he stood up to Obliteratrix/Alice May. Sure he got his butt handed to him, but he's pretty much better than most adults in the series.
- The Bus Came Back: Returned in episode 25 to help the kids figure out the writings on the Planespheric Map.
- Butt-Monkey: In "Pawn Of Shadows", where he's being forced to write a teen vampire romance novel to keep up with a younger author who constantly insults him, then he gets fired.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: In-universe. Apparently, his books are a hit in Japan.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His name, horror-writing career and speech patterns are an obvious homage to H. P. Lovecraft.
- And his personal nemesis is a Stephanie Meyer-expy who writes the tween bestseller Dusk series. Hatecraft goes through a Heroic BSoD over how banal romance and mediocre writing is considered better literature than his well-thought out works. He gets over it when he finds out his stuff is "big in Japan" as stated above, and therefore not only gets his job back, but his nemesis is kicked out.
- Identical Stranger: He shares aspects of the appearance of Ricky Owens, one of the original Mystery Incorporated members.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Towards the end of the episode the dean comes back to reveal that the song Char-Gar-Gothacon, based on his book, is a massive hit in Japan, so Hatecraft gets his job back thanks to bringing all kinds of money to Darrow College (which was the one who published it in the first place).
- You Shall Not Pass!: Tried this on Obliteratrix, but it fails. At least that's better than what most adults do in the show.
Voiced by: Kate Higgins
- "I'll be honest, mystery-solving is not really a priority for me... or anyone else in Crystal Cove... but the school district made a healthy contribution to put on this event, so Mayor Jones encouraged me to take their money."
The principal of Crystal Cove High School.
- Adrenaline Makeover: She drops the glasses and lets her hair down after Speed Buggy coughs up oil on her. She's also Hotter and Sexier and more confident after this.
- Adults Are Useless: While she's one of the only sane characters in the show, she starts as a bit of a doormat that jerkasses like Mayor Jones step all over and she (understandably) cowers under a clothed table after Lord Infernicus takes the kids away. But after some encouragement from Angel, she helps try to get the school's power back on and rescue the kids.
- Aesop Amnesia: She gets a confidence boost in her episode, it turns out the events of the episode were All Just a Dream, meaning that it probably didn't happen in reality, or at least not all of a sudden. Though the show later establishes that there are some truth to dreams, which gives hope that she could still be more confident in the physical world.
- Amazon Chaser: Implied when she comments on Angel's attractive muscles and compares her to female wrestlers.
- Ambiguously Gay: She comments that Angel's arms are rather robust and have nice muscles, like those female wrestlers on TV.
- Ambiguous Situation: It's unknown if she's actually the principal of Crystal Cove High in the physical world or if Scooby just dreamt her to be.
- Butt-Monkey: It's implied that Mayor Jones pushes her around (unsurprisingly), Sheriff Stone is unable to realize that the caller on the other side of the phone is her using a student's confiscated phone, and she has to give CPR to Speed Buggy.
- Character Development: Goes from being a wreck who'd rather be doing something else than supervising a celebration about a fad hobby among teens to actively trying to save the kids and taking matters into her own hands. Too bad it was All Just a Dream.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: After giving CPR to Speed Buggy and he barfs out a bunch of water on her, she's suddenly more confident and Hotter and Sexier, and she wants to do CPR again. By the way, the way she gives CPR to Speed Buggy is by blowing air into what is probably his mouth rather than mouth-to-mouth contact (to quote Angel, "Just blow, girl! Blow!"). The implication is that her character arc is about her becoming a "real woman", if you catch our drift...
- First-Name Basis: She's apparently close enough friends with Sheriff Stone to call him by his middle name, Bronson. Not that it helps him identify who's calling him over any phone...
- The Glasses Come Off: As a part of her Adrenaline Makeover.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: She takes off her glasses as a part of her Adrenaline Makeover and becoming Hotter and Sexier.
- Hotter and Sexier: She lets her hair down and throws away her glasses after giving CPR to Speed Buggy partway through the episode. Also, a subtle change is that her neckline is lower and her cleavage is showing, and her chest also seems to have gotten slightly bigger or she's wearing a push-up bra.
- Ink-Suit Actor: She somewhat resembles her voice actor, Kate Higgins, but as a brunette. She shares this trait with Mayor Nettles.
- Let's Get Dangerous!:...which results in Hotter and Sexier as described above.
- Meaningful Name: "Quinlan" is Gaelic for "beautifully formed; graceful", referring to her becoming an Action Girl, and maybe also becoming Hotter and Sexier?
- Nervous Wreck: She her hair is a mess, and she hides under a table to cower in fear when Lord Infernicus shows up to hijack the event.
- One Name Only: We only know her last name.
- One-Shot Character: She only appears in "Mystery Solvers Club State Finals".
- Only Sane Man: Her predecessor, Principal Scrimm, is implied to have been a Cloudcuckoolander/Bunny-Ears Lawyer, Mayor Jones is pushy, Sheriff Stone is easily confused, and Angel is helpful though her outgoing personality brings in her own eccentricities and causes the introverted Quinlan to shrink. It's also implied that she finds the antics of the other characters (like Fred's obsessions) weird and somewhat annoying. She at least seems to be one of the only few characters in the show that is undoubtedly good, helpful, and mostly normal, though she initially was reluctant and did have her reservations. By the end of the episode, she ends up having a quirk of her own, but compared to everyone else's obsessions, it's rather tame.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Compared to everyone else, she and Angel (and later, Nettles) are probably the only reasonable authority figures in the show.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Angel.Angel: Wired, mystery-solvers! Angel Dynamite's gonna be spinnin' some mad licorice, so watch out! 'Ey now!
- Shout-Out: Her first hairdo resembles Belle's first hairdo in Beauty and the Beast.
- Their First Time: Implied in the Does This Remind You of Anything? way. She awkwardly comments on Angel's build (which implies that Quinlan has never been in a romantic relationship), and after reluctantly giving successfully CPR to Speed Buggy an act she has never done before, she realizes that she likes the rush that came with it and wants to do it again. After that, she becomes more confident and takes on a Hotter and Sexier appearance.
- There Was a Door: While driving Speed Buggy through the hallway, she rams into her office and breaks down the wall instead of just unlocking the door. Might be a case of Drives Like Crazy thanks to her new dangerous personality.
- Took a Level in Badass: After giving CPR to Speed Buggy, she becomes more confident and willing to help Angel & the mascots rescue the kids from Lord Infernicus.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: After she "changes", she pulls her phone out from her bra to try to call for help.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Provided that she exists in physical world, it is unknown what happened to her after the Cosmic Retcon, as not-Mayor Jones is the principal of the high school in the new universe.
The parents of the Mystery Inc.
- Adaptational Intelligence: Angie and Mayor Jones attended Darrow University in their youth, while we have no idea how much education the other parents have received in previous canon. We don't even know what Angie was studying (while Jones majored in history and presumably also studied civics).
- Adaptational Jerkass: Unlike the kids' parents in previous continuities, most of them here are unsupportive jerks.
- Adaptation Personality Change: The gang's parents are significantly less mellow and kindhearted toward their children than they have been in previous continuities.
- Adapted Out: In previous canon, Shaggy had a sister named Maggie who was a couple of years younger than him. This continuity depicts him as an only child.
- Adults Are Useless: In episode 2, none of the kids' parents can/want to pick them up from Gatorsburg after the Mystery Machine breaks down, due to Skewed Priorities.Angie/Mayor Jones/Nan: Hello? / Yellow? / Yes?
Velma/Fred/Daphne: Hey, mom. We're stuck in Gatorsburg. / The van broke down. / Think you could come and get us?
Angie: Oh, I wish I could, but tonight's race night! You know me and horses. [looks at a photo of her petting a horse with Velma in the background]
Mayor Jones: Malevolent mushroom caps, Fred! I've already got the recliner in the recline position. There's no going back from that. [sips glass while sitting next to the fireplace]
Nan: Oh sweetie, it's dark out. I can't go out in the dark.
The Rogers' automated voicemail: [Paula and Colton are busy painting and posing] You've reached the Rogers' residence. We're busy right now, please call back.
Shaggy: Oh, wait, duh. It's still-life night.
- All There in the Script: All of the parents have given names, but Shaggy's mother Paula Rogers and Velma's father Dale Dinkley are the only parents whose names are never spoken within the series and are only revealed in the end credits.
- Badass Bystander: They work together with the gang and the other townspeople to stage an uprising against the original Mystery Incorporated when they get enslaved by them.
- Failed a Spot Check: While dropping off their kids at Darrow University in an attempt to get their attention away from mystery-solving, the parents drop off their kids right behind each other.
- Hypocrite: Whenever they call out the other parents for not teaching their kids any better, maybe they should look in the mirror.
- Idle Rich: All of them except for the Dinkleys are rich/upper-class. We don't know what their jobs are (other than Fred Jones Sr. being the mayor). We at least know that Nan's the head of a charity and wants to learn about notaries, but we know nothing else. In other continuities, some relatives of the Blake and Rogers families are rich, so that may lend credence to something.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: All of them are some combination of annoyed and indifferent to their childrens' antics, but when you really get down to it, they really do genuinely love and care about their kids and ultimately just want what they feel is best for they do care about them when it all comes down to it.
- Karma Houdini: In the good timeline, the Blakes and the Rogers don't seem to act any different than they did in the original timeline, meaning that they were always jerks to begin with, even without the Entity's influence.
- Parental Neglect: They refuse to pick up their children from Gatorsburg when the Mystery Machine breaks down after dark, citing various reasons from "I'm scared of the dark." to "I'm too busy... getting comfortable." This is despite the fact that there have been recent disappearances from the town.
- Skewed Priorities: The kids have just uncovered a conspiracy about the mayor? Well, they had to run away from home to do it first, so this requires disciplinary action. Especially Egregious in Shaggy and Scooby's case, in which they were forced to escape their house because the Freak had followed them home and was going to kill them in their own house.
- Strong Family Resemblance: All of the Gang clearly take after their parents, roughly combining half of each parents features. Interestingly, while Nan Blake looks nearly identical to Daphne, Barty looks like Fred.
- We ARE Struggling Together:
Barty: Spare me. Things like this always happen when the Jones boys are around!
- Colton Rogers essentially tells Angie Dinkley to shut up when she proposes that they deal with their kids by burning sagebrush, calling her a hippy.
- Nan and Barty don't think highly of Mayor Jones any more than they think highly of Fred. Mayor Jones seems to have caught on in a later episode, since he looks on annoyed while the Blakes complain about Fred proposing to Daphne.
Mayor Jones: What's that supposed to mean?!
- Where Did We Go Wrong?: Implied by all of the parents, though Nan's the only one who explicitly wonders this out loud.
Voiced by: Frances Conroy
- A Day in the Limelight: Gets one in "Dark Knight of the Hunters," when she joins the gang in their journey to Mexico to find the Heart of the Jaguar.
- Almighty Mom: Angie spies on Velma through her blog.
- Ambiguously Jewish: Velma has always been implied to be Jewish, which applies to her parents by extension. In Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy, Angie and Dale make cameos on the Dinkley family tree in the opening sequence and we learn that the Dinkley lineage dates back to German immigrants. At the time they immigrated, there also happened to be an Ashkenazi Jewish diaspora. However, that is likely from Dale's side of the family, so this trope may not necessarily apply to Angie if she was of non-Jewish descent.
- Characterization Marches On: A subtle example. In the first few episodes, Velma's mom appeared to be just as thoughtless as the other parents, but as the show progressed the gang would go to her for advice on the supernatural. She even helps them during a case involving a headless zombie, and once offered to "take care" of Shaggy after he chose Scooby over Velma (she was kidding). Granted, Angie still got in a couple of snarky comments here and there, but her reveal that she actually reads Velma's blog is something you'd expect of a typical parent. And, by the disastrous events of the last episode, she's the only parent shown comforting their child and not making the situation worse.
- Demoted to Extra: She appears less often in Season 2.
- Generation Xerox: As a young adult, she looked a lot like Velma.
- Identical Stranger: It's been noted by fans that Angie looks a lot like a young Brad Chiles: same freckles, hair, and dimpled chin. This is a coincidence, however. Probably.
- I Was Quite a Looker: She looked a lot like Velma in her youth, though Velma being cynical, can't believe that men fell head over heels for her mother if they both looked the same.
- Killed Offscreen: The Entity presumably ate her along with the rest of Crystal Cove. This is undone by the Cosmic Retcon.
- Meaningful Name: "Angie" for "Angel", because she's the Only Sane Man and useful adult among the Gang's parents.
- Meganekko: A photo of her when she was younger showed that she rather attractive.
- New-Age Retro Hippie: She has shades of this.
- Noodle Incident: So what exactly happened in Cape Cod with Harlan Ellison?
- Open-Minded Parent: While she does make a big fuss over her daughter solving mysteries and ruining her business, that doesn't stop her from providing her all the resources she can. The only time she seems to discourage her hanging around Shaggy was after he broke Velma's heart, and even then she didn't use that as leverage to try and pry her away from the team.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: It is unknown how much she and her husband have changed in the good timeline, though if Daphne's parents and Shaggy's parents are any indication, probably not much. It is unknown what their jobs are now, as Danny Darrow controls the museum in the good timeline.
Voiced by: Kevin Dunn
- Alliterative Name: Dale Dinkley.
- Ambiguously Jewish: Velma has always been implied to be Jewish, which applies to her parents by extension. In Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy, Angie and Dale make cameos on the Dinkley family tree in the opening sequence and we learn that the Dinkley lineage dates back to German immigrants. At the time they immigrated, there also happened to be an Ashkenazi Jewish diaspora.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Angie and Dale (the latter of which we have barely seen any content on by this point) hold each other when it seems that Velma was killed when the Mystery Machine explodes near the end of Season 2.
- Out of Focus: While it's safe to say that these characters' recurring appearances are fairly consistent, Dale Dinkley appears the least often. You'd be hard pressed at finding his name anywhere in the series, if anywhere at all. While his wife appears more frequently, he is hardly ever seen or mentioned, even in situations where he should be, such as the events of "Dark Night of the Hunters."
Barty and Nan Blake
Voiced by: Frank Welker (Barty), Kath Soucie (Nan)
- Alliterative Name: Barty Blake.
- Ambiguous Disorder: According to Word of God, at least Nan suffers from several. Daphne mentions in "A Haunting In Crystal Cove" that men from the mental asylum once came to their house to take her when she was screaming about something.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Though their motives are less than kind, Barty and Nan do genuinely care about their youngest daughter and ultimately just want what they feel is best for her—Barty even has an Oh, Crap! moment when the Mystery Machine blows up, possibly because he thought Daphne was still inside.
- The Beautiful Elite: Barty and Nan Blake are both impossibly rich and attractive, as are all of their daughters.
- Characterization Marches On: In Episode 3, Nan refuses to pick up Daphne and the Gang from Gatorsburg, because it's dark out and "[she] can't go out in the dark". In a later episode, she's taking night classes to learn about itineraries. Either she was lying about being scared of the dark, she had some other terrible excuse that kept her from going out in the dark until that point, or she got over her fear of the dark.
- Dating What Daddy Hates: Daphne is in love with Fred, but the Blakes want her to date someone with more class and intelligence.
- Irony: Nan accuses the parents of instigating the kids' shenanigans by giving them money to fuel their ops, while also complaining that the kids don't have jobs. In other continuities, it's been stated that Daphne's family funds the gang, and the series finale implies that their ops are partly funded from their rich families and prize money from skill-based competitions.
- Jerkass Has a Point: The Blakes do have a point about Daphne being with Fred, who is a dangerous ditz. They also aren't fond of Mayor Jones either, presumably because he's an arrogant ditz of an Obstructive Bureaucrat.
- Meaningful Name: Nan Blake is the mother of six daughters including a main character, Daphne. It's also an anagram of Daphne's middle name, Ann.
- Mum Looks Like a Sister: Nan Blake is mother to at least six, but looks like a slightly-aged version of her youngest daughter Daphne.
- Not So Different: Both Mayor Jones and Daphne's parents like being the center of attention and having things like wealth and power, but actually hate people and are selfish (Nan and Barty are snobs, while Jones is aloof).
- Parental Favoritism: The Blakes never fail to remind Daphne that she pales in comparison to her sisters.
- Pet the Dog:
- At one point, Nan does come through for Daphne and the gang, working on getting over her fear of the dark so she can take itinerary classes.
- Nan and Barty let Fred use the family yacht to catch Mai Le when it is suspected she has stolen jewels, then compliment him on his usage of traps to put an end to her thievery and are almost about to approve of him... until they get caught in one of his traps by accident moments later.
- The Blakes throw a welcome-back party for Brad and Judy, having been friends with them in the past.
Daphne's five older sisters.
- Alliterative Family: The Blake sisters (Delilah, Daisy, Dorothy, Dawn, Daphne) all have names starting with D.
- The Beautiful Elite: They're impossibly rich, successful, and attractive.
- Child Prodigy: They graduated from Darrow University by the time they were thirteen.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Implied. Dawn tried to train chickens to spell her name for her engagement announcement, but failed. Daphne acknowledges that it could have been a good idea if she had used corn to bait them and electric wire to scare them.
- Equivalent Exchange: Depressingly, the Cosmic Retcon has Daphne's parents be proud of her, but since she had done nothing in that new universe to earn it besides get engaged, her sisters are single losers without amazing careers, shifting their parents' disappointment to them instead.
- Flat Character: Unlike Delilah and Daisy, who at least got a scene or two, Dorothy, Dawn, and the astronaut sister are never explored outside of silent cameos. We don't get to see their relationships with Daphne or each other or even how they live their own lives.
- Generation Xerox: They look exactly like Daphne and their mother. The only thing setting them apart from each other is their hairstyles and height.
- Irony: In other continuities, Daphne pursues a simple career in journalism, nothing grandiose like her sisters here. Might have something to do with the fact that if the show is a Stealth Prequel to the 90s-era movies, then it might be because her parents are more accepting of her in the new timeline as well as some possible guilt over the reset causing her sisters to lose their successful careers.
- The Maiden Name Debate: It's mentioned that they've all been engaged at some point, and unless they didn't see it to marriage or they divorced, they still go by their maiden names by choice.
- No Name Given: The name of Daphne's astronaut sister is never given.
- Parental Favoritism: They're favored by their parents more than Daphne is. This is switched in the Cosmic Retcon.
- So Proud of You: Their parents hold them in high-esteem.
- Trophy Wife: In the Cosmic Retcon, Mr. and Mrs. Blake lament that their children bar Daphne are losers and at least hope that they can get married off to men of high status.
- Wacky Marriage Proposal: Or engagement announcement, in this case. Dawn tried to train chickens to spell her name for her engagement announcement, but it failed. Daphne says it could have been easily done had she used corn and electric wire.
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale
One of Daphne's older sisters. She serves in the Marine Corps.
- Blood Knight: She gets a little sadistic when she recalls some of her stories in the Marines to Daphne.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She's not seen again after Season 1 and only appears in the Season 2 epilogue in the Cosmic Retcon.
- Cool Big Sis: When Daphne is feeling uncertain about her prom date with Fred in "The Legend of Alice May", Delilah gives her a pep talk to help her.
- A Day in the Limelight: Her one major scene is giving Daphne a pep talk about boys and dating in "The Legend of Alice May".
- Token Good Teammate: She's the only Blake sister seen having a positive relationship with Daphne and she's not necessarily a jerkass, though she's implied to be a bit of a Blood Knight.
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale
One of Daphne's older sisters. She is a medical doctor.
- Big Sister Bully: She's nothing but mean to Daphne.
- A Day in the Limelight: Her only major role is in "The Hodag of Horror".
- The Glasses Gotta Go: Implied. The Cosmic Retcon shows her with eyeglasses to help show that she's a loser in the new universe, whereas knowing her original self, she likely ditched them in an effort to look less dorky.
Colton Rogers and Paula Rogers
Voiced by: Casey Kasem (Colton), Grey DeLisle (Paula)
- Adaptational Wimp: In previous canon, Mr. Rogers was a fit police officer. Here, he's not really fit and his job is implicitly one that gives him a lot of money, at least.
- Disappointed in You: Their stance towards Shaggy for the entire show until the epilogue.
- Everybody Has Standards: In "All Fear the Freak", they appear horrified during Mayor Jones's confession.
- Fan Disservice: Apparently, still-life night for the Rogers is Paula painting whatever prop Colton is using, while Colton is naked with only a drape to cover. He's not even in the painting. Maybe it motivates Paula.
- Foil: Paula to Velma. Both are blunt, distant, and skeptical. At least Velma isn't as bad and she undergoes Character Development.
- Henpecked Husband: Downplayed. Paula clearly wears the pants in the house, but she looks to Colton for support and he answers his responsibilities without needing to be pushed by her.Colton: We're not saying "Get new friends"—
Paula: Yes, yes we are.
- I Have No Son!: While dropping off Shaggy at Darrow University, Colton requests him to not tell his last name to anyone there, not wanting the family to be associated with Shaggy.
- Ice Queen: Paula seems rather bossy and cold. Even her nicer moments feel disingenuous.
- Jerkass Has a Point: The Rogers aren't happy that Shaggy slacks off on his schoolwork and that he would rather focus his time on mystery-solving and hanging out with the dog.
- Meaningful Name: "Colton" means "from the dark town"note
- Funnily enough, that makes him a sort of Theme Naming with his son, Norville, which means "[from the] north state/town".
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Paula can carry Shaggy and Scooby at the same time.
- Like Parent, Like Child: It's implied that Shaggy let Velma boss him around in their relationship because he was using his parents' relationship as an example.
- Small Role, Big Impact: It's implied that Shaggy let Velma push him around while they were together was because he thought that the way his parents acted towards each other was normal.
- So Proud of You: In the epilogue, since Shaggy is a professional chef with awards and isn't a slacker in the new universe, they're proud of him.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Shaggy got his head shape and body build from his mother, while he got his hair, hair color, and facial features from his father.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Colton Rogers is short and plump while Paula Rogers is tall and skinny like her son.
- Younger Than They Look: Paula, who is probably about the same age as Colton. In the Season 2 premiere, she expresses interest in getting plastic surgery, which points to her hiding her wrinkles using lotion and make-up.
Fernando el Aguirre and his men
The historical band of Spanish conquistadors that had discovered and founded Crystal Cove.
- Fighting from the Inside: They managed to break free of the Entitys corruption long enough to hide the Planispheric Disks.
- Minor Major Character: They play a major part in the shows Myth Arc despite having lived hundreds of years before the present day.
- Not Quite the Right Thing: El Aguirre, as the Freak in the Sitting Room, has been trying to capture the minds of those who get involved in the hunt for the treasure, not wanting them to succumb to the curse and make the same mistakes like he and his men did. It only reinforces the curse.
- Posthumous Character: Obviously, theyve been dead for a long time. It later turns out that their consciences are still trapped in the Sitting Room, however. With the reset of the timeline, their consciences are presumably free and thus peaceful in death.
- "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: Downplayed. El Aguirre hoped he could stop others from falling victim to the curse, but his emotions overtook him and turned him into the Freak. It later becomes a rare case of the gang not recognizing who the culprit is after the unmasking.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: They had no idea that the the crystal sarcophagus was a prison, not a treasure.
Voiced by: John O'Hurley
- Alliterative Name: Skipper Shelton.
- Badass Bystander: The scene below, he had no real role in the episode, but he still stood up and defended the gang from attack.
- Big Damn Heroes: When investigating a dead robot, the gang is attacked by another near his restaurant, and he shoots a harpoon through its back disabling it. After shouting, he offers the kids some free food to compensate for the disturbance.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: He serves clam everything, from ice cream to cotton candy, sometimes in combinations even Shaggy probably never thought of.
- Eaten Alive: He's one of the named characters that we see get eaten by the Entity in the series finale. He gets better thanks to the Cosmic Retcon.
- Facial Horror: As Played for Laughs as this trope gets: Skipper lost his nose, leaving the middle of his face scarred and whatever hole may be left covered with a patch. To a clam attack.
- I Call Her "Vera": Skipper calls his harpoon gun "Nellie".
- Moby Schtick: Shelton lost his nose to a "fierce and mighty" clam, and has been harvesting and shucking clams to get even ever since. No word on whether his one-armed sardine-fisherman brother likewise lost his hand to a "fierce and mighty" sardine...
- One Steve Limit: Exaggertedly averted; he and his five siblings are all Skipper Shellton.
- Recurring Extra: One of the most recurring adults who doesn't become a villain.
- Red Herring: For The Man Crab.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: When the Town was forced to mine for the entrance to the "treasure," he was the one who smashed through and found it.