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Scooby-Doo is the 2002 live action adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon franchise, written by James Gunn, and directed by Raja Gosnell starring Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Linda Cardellini as Velma, and Matthew Lillard as Shaggy. The cast also features Rowan Atkinson as Emile Mondavarious, the head of Spooky Island.

After a sudden break-up of Mystery Inc., the gang had gone about their separate ways for some time. Until one day they're all invited to an amusement park to once again solve a mystery together.

The film is more of a self-aware parody of the Scooby-Doo franchise than a straight adaptation. It also pushes its PG rating pretty hard (it was originally supposed to be PG-13, and its first cut even received an R rating) with many raunchy jokes and double entendres. It wasn't a critical success, but it grossed almost $300 million at the worldwide box office and spawned a more family-friendly sequel two years later. It was the last Hanna-Barbera property to be overseen by founders William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who served as executive producers. Hanna passed away a year before the film was released.

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  • Accidental Hero: Shaggy and Scooby accidentally cause the other members of Mystery, Inc. to fail to capture the Luna Ghost at the beginning, but still manage to get the Ghost captured by accident when they are stuck in a barrel and hanging from a hook, and end up swinging into the Ghost.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Only once in the entire movie could Fred say Mondavarious' name correctly.
  • Action Prologue: At the start of the film, Mystery Inc. is working the case of the Luna Ghost, whom they capture within 5 minutes. Aside from establishing the main characters and their relationship dynamics, the case also functions as the catalyst that breaks the gang up.
  • Actor Allusion: It's no coincidence that Daphne's Xenafication in the live-action film comes along when she's being played by Buffy. Also, her line, "This must be the secret relic thingy they worship," could be considered Buffy Speak.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Velma's hair is darker in the film than it is in the cartoons, being more of a dark chestnut color than auburn. Subsequent live-action projects would also cast dark brown-haired actresses to portray Velma.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The novelization actually expands a lot of things, adding more dialogue to short scenes - and giving backstories for a lot of moments. It also restores some deleted scenes and treats them as Canon (Daphne finding possessed Velma, Shaggy seeing Daphne getting possessed).
  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • Daphne gets this big time, mostly because in the original cartoon, she didn't have much of a defined character. Here she's a lot like a Valley Girl as well as an obsessive fashionista.
    • In the novelization, Fred is written to be far more of an airhead than in the film. He thinks NASA is the company that created Pokémon, and is prone to Comically Missing the Point.
    • Scrappy turns from a friendly, if impulsive fellow to an arrogant evil mastermind.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Velma goes from this to this after she was brainwashed to be more hip, even not needing her glasses at one point. The fact that she's played by the busty Linda Cardellini makes this more overt.
  • Adaptational Badass: Daphne goes from an accident-prone damsel in distress in the animated series to a certified Action Girl in the movie. A case could be made for the entire Mystery Inc. gang, who go from teenage sleuths to a crew capable of saving the entire world.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Everyone.
    • Fred goes from being the calm, laid-back leader to a narcissistic jock who takes advantage of the team's success, despite not even doing much of the planning.
    • Velma goes from being the sensible voice of reason to being an argumentative know-it-all, also demonstrated by the fact that Fred, Daphne, and Velma spend the majority of the film just arguing with each other.
    • In the cartoons, Shaggy's first instinct when facing anything spooky would be to run. However, whenever his friends were in danger, he would almost always come through and try his best to rescue them. Here, after Fred and Velma are captured by monsters, he's initially more than willing to abandon them (although this could be because he's being emotionally distant from them after not seeing them for years).
    • The flashback with Scrappy-Doo shows Mystery Inc. just abandoning him in the middle of nowhere, which is jarring since Scooby is Scrappy's uncle and parental figure.
    • While Scrappy could be obnoxious in the cartoons (his first in particular), he was a good-hearted individual who cared about his friends. Here, however, he's an arrogant, egotistical jerk whose obnoxiousness is taken up to eleven, leading to him getting kicked out of the gang. And that's before he's revealed to be a villain.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Scrappy-Doo of all people is the Big Bad.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the cartoons, Scrappy had super-strength and was a Pint-Sized Powerhouse, able to punch through solid rock and once survived falling off a rooftop without a scratch and would occasionally be the one to incapacitate the bad guy, while movie's Scrappy (once depowered) goes down with a single punch.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of the Scooby franchise in general. Originally it was supposed to be a more openly parodic PG-13 movie like The Brady Bunch Movie, but the final version of the film was heavily toned town to become more family-friendly. It still retains a notable parodic edge, to the point where it's more a spoof than a straight-up adaptation.
  • And the Adventure Continues: Implied at the end, when Mystery Inc. get back together for good and decide to take on the case of the Mud Bog Ghoul wreaking havoc in London.
  • Animated Credits Opening: The movie was originally intended to have an animated opening that would transition into live action but it was cut. It can still be seen completed as a Deleted Scene.
  • Answer Cut: During the airport scene when Shaggy appears to meet up with the rest of the gang, Velma asks where Scooby is. Cut to Scooby dressed as an old woman making his way towards them.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Shaggy and Scooby initially decline the invitation to Spooky Island.
    Shaggy: Oh, Scoob and I don't go near any place with "spooky", "haunted", "forbidden", or "creepy" in the name.
    Scooby: Or "hydrocolonic".
    Shaggy: Right, or "hydrocolonic". But that's for a totally different reason, man.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Velma mentions that this continuity's Scrappy-Doo was not a puppy, but an adult with a glandular disorder. Hormonal balance disorders causing dwarfism in canines do exist, but there are several more symptoms than just being smaller than average—lethargy and sickliness in general comes to mind, while Scrappy seems to be in perfect health (in particular, very lively) other than allegedly stunted growth. Dogs with such disorders also don't live very long without regular treatment, so Scrappy would have died shortly after being ditched in the middle of nowhere with no medical support.
    • In addition to having stunted growth, another common symptom in dogs is mental dullness. Scrappy can perfectly impersonate a polite, successful businessman and keep up that masquerade and everything it required for over two years.
  • Artistic License – Law: Abandoning an animal on the side of the highway, any animal, puppy or not, is illegal in almost all states of the USnote  and can be punished with a fine of up to 1000 dollars and/or six months in prison. Velma of all people doesn't seem to know or care, though this is probably a result of the screenwriter not knowing this either. Though it's worth mentioning, at the end, when Scrappy's been arrested (and thus there are police officers present) and Velma is tasked with explaining everyone, she leaves that bit out.)
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Daphne really doesn't like Fred very much, but at the end, she still consents to The Big Damn Kiss. Afterwards, however, she tells him to cut it out.
  • Batman Cold Open: The film begins with Mystery Inc. catching the Luna Ghost, showing each member of the gang's specialty and role in the Five-Man Band, and once he's captured, they immediately break up, setting the tone of the first act of the plot.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Being captured is Daphne's. In the two years that Mystery, Inc. split up, she becomes a black belt to try and stop this from happening.
    • Flicking any dog on the nose. Fred does it to Scooby on the plane, and gets punched in the face for it. In the climax, Scooby does the same thing to Scrappy, who immediately roars in Scooby's face.
  • Big Bad: Emile Mondavarious, who really turns out to be Scrappy-Doo operating a robot.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Fred and Daphne have one at the end. Afterwards, she tells him to cut it out.
  • Big Eater: Shaggy and Scooby. In fact, this is the sole reason they go to Spooky Island in the first place, because of the all-you-can-eat deal that comes with the invitation. The thought of all-you-can-eat makes Scooby pass out.
  • Big "NO!": Scrappy yells "No" when Shaggy uses the pincer to remove the Daemon Ritus from his chest.
  • Big Red Button: One sets off the security alarm in the castle.
  • Black Sheep: Velma says every family has one nut. In the case of Mystery Inc., it was Scrappy.
  • Blatant Lies:
    • Scrappy urinating on Daphne was an "accident".
    • Velma states that "The culprit of the spooky island hijinks was Scrappy, who was sadly corrupted by the Daemon Ritus. She delivers the line with an enormous smile on her face.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Velma, to the point where she tries to strangle Fred thinking he's Daphne, when the latter steals her glasses.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: If you include the three female leads there is Velma who is definitely a Brainy Brunette, Daphne is quite the Fiery Redhead and Mary Jane is more Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold than Dumb Blonde. If you swap Fred out for Mary Jane then you get the Dumb Blonde.
  • Bookcase Passage: Velma and Fred are trapped in a dead-end corridor with a pair of swinging axes gradually advancing towards them. There's a bookcase at the end of the corridor, so Velma quickly realizes that one of them must trigger a secret passageway, but with no way to figure out which, they're forced to just keep flinging books off the shelf until they find the right one. By the time the axes are stopped, there's only one book left on the shelf; turns out that's the right one.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: After going One-Winged Angel on Mystery, Inc., Scrappy mockingly shouts, "Scooby Doo, where are you?!"
  • Breaking the Fellowship: The gang decides to break up Mystery Inc. and go about their own paths early in the movie. They get better.
  • Brick Joke: While on the island, it's announced there is a phone call for "Mr. Doo". A guy named Melvin Doo asks if it was for him, but it was for Scooby. Later, when it is announced Scooby will be sacrificed, he panics and says "Me? Don't you mean Melvin Doo?", pointing at the same guy.
  • Bros Before Hoes: Inverted. Turns out Mary Jane is allergic to dogs, so on the plane, Shaggy sends Scooby to sit with Fred and Velma so he can spend time with Mary Jane. He later doesn't believe Scooby when he tells Shaggy that she has been possessed. Fed up of this behaviour, Scooby angrily tells Shaggy, "You're whipped!", which leads to an argument between them.
  • Burping Contest: Shaggy and Scooby engage in a burping and farting contest until Daphne walks in on them.
  • Butt-Monkey: Daphne, she becomes Damsel in Distress so often that her friends don't care about this happening to her anymore, despite her best attempts to get out of this, she fails miserably. In opening of the movie, she is captured by the Luna Ghost, she gets Wedgie, and in a Flashback Scrappy urinated on her, only this time the gang do not act unsympathetic towards Daphne and scold Scrappy for it.
  • The Cameo:
    • Pamela Anderson appears at the start of the film, apparently as the one who got Mystery Inc on the case. She appears to be a spokesperson for the factory.
    • The band Sugar Ray performing at Spooky Island.
  • Canine Confusion: Scrappy Doo is said to have a glandular disorder, but the only symptom he has from it is that he looks like a puppy when he isn't. In real life, dogs with glandular disorders express symptoms such as increased thirst, hair loss, and thin skin.
  • Canon Discontinuity: The events of this film were not even referenced in the 2004 sequel.
  • Captain Obvious: The Voodoo Maestro has this to say after he accidentally causes an explosion: "Something tells me that was the wrong ingredient!"
  • Cassandra Truth: Shaggy refuses to believe Scooby saying Mary Jane has been possessed. Scooby manages to say "Told you so!" when she does a Neck Lift on them both in a later scene while still possessed.
  • Casting Gag:
    • The reason Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Geller were cast was because they wanted to cast a real Hollywood couple as Fred and Daphne.
    • In the Japanese dub, Velma is voiced by Yuriko Fuchizaki, who already voiced sexy girls with glasses previously in her career.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • Subverted. On the plane to Spooky Island, Fred flicks Scooby on the nose to stop him barking at a cat. It doesn't work. It earns him a punch in the face. Later, in the climax, Scooby attempts to do the same thing to Scrappy. That doesn't work either.
    • Played straight with the disco skull and the Daemon Ritus, both of which come back in the climax.
  • Chekhov's Hobby:
    • Daphne mentions after the gang meet up at the airport that she undertook becoming a blackbelt. This comes in handy during her fight with Zarkos at the end.
    • Played straight with Shaggy showcasing his skill at manipulating the claw machine game to win a plush shrunken head toy for Mary Jane. During the climax, this skill came in handy when he needed to manipulate the giant claw-like pincher machine to rip the Daemon Ritus from Scrappy's chest.
  • Cleavage Window: Daphne's top in a deleted scene, featuring a martial arts practice session.
  • Compliment Backfire: Fred attempts to compliment Velma...
    "I'm a man of substance. Dorky chicks like you turn me on too."
  • Contrived Coincidence: Mystery, Inc. all go up to the castle to investigate around the same time on the same night, with Fred and Velma going up separately offscreen, then Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby joining them inside.
  • Counting to Three:
    • Played with. Shaggy tells Scooby when the latter is about to be sacrificed that they should get the hell out of there on the count of five. As they're counting, Scooby's soul is sucked out of his body.
    • Played straight during the credits when Shaggy and Scooby are each about to down a jar of hot peppers.
  • Covers Always Lie: Downplayed. The poster for this film shows Mystery Inc. in the shadow of the Luna Ghost...whom they capture within 5 minutes of the start of the film and is never seen again.
  • Cowardly Lion: Shaggy. Averted at one point, as after Fred and Velma are captured, he suggests leaving them behind. Daphne talks him out of it. Played very straight when he releases the souls of the gang back to their bodies after they are captured, and vows to save Scooby when he learns Scooby is to be sacrificed. With the help of the others, he does. He's also the one to remove the Daemon Ritus from Scrappy's chest.
  • Create Your Own Villain: The gang don't so much kick Scrappy out of the gang as leave him out in the desert. He's later revealed to be the main villain out for revenge. Good job, guys.
  • Curse Cut Short: This line from Scrappy at the end:
    "And I would have gotten away with it too if not for you meddling sons of-" (helicopter door is slammed shut)
  • Damsel in Distress: Daphne tries hard to avert this. In the end, she does...
  • Damsel out of Distress: ...and becomes one of these at the end.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Velma. One snark at the beginning leads to Daphne snatching Velma's glasses off her face.
  • Deconstructive Parody: The film enjoys taking apart the tropes of the Scooby Doo Universe, Daphne getting kidnapped, warning of obviously dangerous and scary locations and examining the roles of the team.
  • Designated Victim: Deconstructed with Daphne. She is genuinely offended when the gang talk about her always getting kidnapped and uses that as her reason to leave, eventually learning martial arts to overcome this.
  • Didn't Want an Adventure: Shaggy and Scooby initially refused the invitation to Spooky Island. The only thing that got them to accept it was the all-you-can-eat deal that came with it.
  • Disneyfication: The novelization does this with a couple of the radar-dodging moments, eliminating Shaggy's line about that naughty French line. Daphne complains about the Luna Ghost groping her in the film, but in the book just complains about his bad breath.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Fred flicks Scooby on the nose on the plane to Spooky Island to try and stop him barking at a cat. In retaliation, Scooby punches Fred in the face.
  • Distracted by My Own Sexy: When Fred's protoplasm ends up in Daphne's body, he immediately realizes the benefits of being stuck as an attractive woman, even sneaking a peek down "his" top before leaving with Velma. He then plays the trope straighter and checks his original body out while flirting with Daphne-as-Fred.
    Fred (in Daphne's body): Hey, I can look at myself naked!
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Shaggy when he first sees Mary Jane on the plane to Spooky Island. So much so that he doesn't notice or react to Scooby gobbling up Shaggy's sandwich right out of his hand.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: An early scene has Shaggy cooking eggplant burgers in the van, but it opens up outside the van with smoke coming out of the sunroof while Shaggy and Scooby giggle uncontrollably inside. Then someone starts banging heavily on the van looking for the duo (to employ their services in solving a mystery), prompting the two to panic and try to make a quick getaway. The whole thing plays out like a stoner trying to avoid getting arrested in a drug bust.
  • The Dragon: Zarkos is this to N'Goo Tuana, who himself is arguably this to Scrappy.
  • Dramatic Unmask: The opening with the Luna Ghost, everyone but Velma is surprised of who the culprit is.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: After the team realise the nature of the threat they're facing, Fred is the one to wonder why Mondavarious would have invited the entire team if he only needed Scooby for his ritual, but at the time Shaggy insists that they focus on saving Scooby rather than wondering about that.
  • Every Man Has His Price: Played with. Shaggy is offered $10,000 to go to Spooky Island, but he says materialism isn’t his thing. What convinces him and Scooby to accept the deal is the all-you-can-eat offer.
  • Exact Words: The Big Bad needs a "pure soul" as a sacrifice. No one said it had to be human...
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Scooby gets a moment of this. He correctly suspects Mary Jane has been possessed when, while riding the quad bikes, she hits a branch and her face is bent out of shape, causing him to start angrily barking at her when the chase ends.
  • Evil Is Hammy: The creatures try to blend into human society with utterly outdated Totally Radical speech. Judging by the instructional video, their true personalities are markedly different.
    Actor 1: Hey, sorry bro.
  • Evil Laugh: The two Coast Guards after hanging up on Mary Jane.
  • Evil Uncle: Inverted. It's actually Scrappy, Scooby's nephew, who's the villain.
  • Fainting: Scooby, after being told that if he and Shaggy accept the offer to go to Spooky Island, they will be given an all-you-can-eat deal.
  • Fake Food: In-Universe. When Shaggy and Scooby are held by strings of sausages in the castle, Shaggy suggests eating them to escape. Scooby bites one, and finds it's made of plastic.
  • Fanservice:
    • Most (if not all) of Mary Jane's outfits are like this.
    • Velma in one of her outfits, plus in a deleted scene, a bikini (albeit while she's possessed).
    • Zarkos's wrestler outfits make him a rare male example
  • Fat Flex: In the middle of Scrappy Doo's transformation near the end, he flexes and poses before suddenly gaining a muscle gut.
  • Flanderization:
    • Shaggy's cowardice reaches a new low when he suggests abandoning Fred and Velma to their fates.
    • Scrappy's obnoxiousness and over-confidence is exaggerated at the expense of his better qualities.
  • Flat "What": The boy in the orange jumper in the airport when he sees Scooby (dressed as a woman) makes his way towards the others.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Velma losing her glasses. Daphne does it as a Kick the Dog moment early on, but then she loses her glasses when the creatures attack, it ends up getting her captured.
    • The fact that Scooby is particularly important (his soul is the purest one to be absorbed through the Daemon Ritus) are hinted at first of all with the whole thing with the hamburgers in the woods before the castle scene and again when Shaggy and Scooby run into the possessed rock band and possessed-Fred says, "Get the dog."
    • Also played straight with Emile Mondavarious's initial introductory scene when he was revealed as a hidden person operating a large greeting robot from the inside. Later, it was revealed that Emile Mondavarious is actually a robot being operated from the inside by a hidden Scrappy Doo all this while because the real, human Emile Mondavarious have been put aside and imprisoned by Scrappy two years earlier.
    • After The Reveal that Emile Mondavarious is the Big Bad, having brought Scooby to the island, there's several hints in the scene where he talks to Scooby that point to his 'real' identity. First he has a photo of Scooby hanging around, a bobblehead cat, and other small things - pointing to a certain nephew, Scrappy. Also, the way he scratches at his neck earlier during Scooby's freakout at the hotel after seeing one of the monsters is similar to the way a dog scratches itself.
    • The name of the Wow-O! Toy Factory. Only one character said "Wow-O-Wow!" on a consistent basis: Scrappy. Said factory is possessed by a hostile force, wreaked havoc upon by mystery inc., and Old Man Smithers as the Lunar Ghost even threatens to blow it to bits with a match and lighter. A bit similar to what they did with Scrappy's character, no?
    • Fred pointing out that Emile Mondovarius had no reason to invite all of them if he just needed Scooby for his ritual is a sign it's someone with a vendetta against the whole gang, not someone who just wanted to use the Daemon Ritus.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Mystery Inc. minus Scooby after their souls were transferred to different bodies. After a few switches, they end up back in the correct bodies.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Scrappy. When he tried to appoint himself the new leader of the gang in flashback, he said it was either that, or he was not staying. The rest of them unanimously decide to dump him and drive off.
    • Daphne to a lesser extent, nobody really cares when she gets kidnapped, swung around a few stories in the air in the precarious grip of a madman, and given wedgies while she's wearing a dress, (Shaggy and Scooby are more wrapped up in their own fear of the ghost, Velma heads the rescue attempt with sarcasm and a great deal of begrudgement, Fred's more intersted in fiddling with his hair) and Fred himself not hesitate To feel her up without a moment's regret or trying to restrain himself when he switches bodies, even when Daphne is right there and clearly perturbed by it. Velma's reaction to seeing her in the airport is an Oh, Crap! and she and Fred laugh in her face when she tells them about her karate lessons. Scrappy in this continuity makes his feelings clear by casually urinating on her. (Jarringly, this is the one time where the others treat her suffering as anything but an inconvenience)
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: As the film is set up with an acknowledgment to the animated series, Velma is annoyed at being the odd man out yet again during the obligatory Let's Split Up, Gang! (Shaggy & Scooby, Fred & Daphne). Fred volunteers to partner up with her, but as they don't hang, Fred struggles to carry a conversation with her, but she appreciates the effort.
  • Game Face: The possessed students' eyes glow green. When Mary Jane is hit in the face by a branch, it's literally bent out of shape, revealing her as a monster in disguise, though only Scooby notices.
  • Gender Bender: When the gang keeps switching bodies due to the approximity of the Daemon Ritus, Daphne and Fred find themselves in each other's bodies. Daphne is repulsed by Fred's body whereas Fred finds Daphne's body very hot and says he can look at himself naked. Shaggy also winds up in Velma's body and later Daphne's, although he is more focused on Daphne's lack of eating and why he is dressed as a girl.
  • Genre Savvy: When Shaggy and Scooby hear a man asking for them outside of the van, they realize that it's someone trying to hire them to investigate a mystery, causing them to try to beat it out of there before he can find them.
  • Girly Bruiser: Daphne becomes this, as she's more of a ditzy Valley Girl in this incarnation, and she has undergone Xenafication to become a black belt. She does all her ass kicking in pink and purple outfits.
  • Groin Attack: After a henchman is Mugged for Disguise by Shaggy near the end, he gives the henchman one when he wakes up.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Mary Jane who is kind and sweet to everyone, as well as sharing Shaggy's love of food.
  • Hate Sink: Scrappy-Doo appears in a flashback showing how he was kicked off the team, though he's portrayed as a massively egotistical jerk instead of merely being overconfident. He's also the main villain of the movie, acting out of a desire for vengeance over being kicked off the team.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: A justified variation. Any good character who gets possessed by the monsters becomes bad, as seen a few times such as with Fred, Mary Jane and Velma in a deleted scene, when the former two go after Shaggy and Scooby. When their soul returns to their body, they become themselves (good) again.
  • "Hell, Yes!" Moment: Shaggy when he and Scooby are trapped in a garage by possessed-Fred and the possessed rock band, and Scooby finds two quad bikes under a sheet. The two use these to escape and pick up Mary Jane.
  • The Hero: Deconstructed with Fred. Velma is the one who figures out most of the mysteries, yet Fred takes credit for all her plans. Deleted scenes reveal that Fred attempts to promote a book about himself but fails miserably without the rest of the gang.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing:
    • Shaggy and Scooby are having eggplant burgers for breakfast before they receive the invitation to Spooky Island.
    • Before the castle scene, Shaggy and Mary Jane are hanging out on the island and Shaggy wins a prize from a crane machine for Mary Jane.
    • The morning after Fred and Velma are captured, a group of teens is playing volleyball further along the beach that Shaggy, Mary Jane and Daphne slept on while waiting for the Coast Guard.
    • Shaggy and Scooby are seen during the early part of the credits enjoying the all-you-can-eat deal that got them to come out to Spooky Island in the first place.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: A rare man and man's best friend case — Shaggy and Scooby-Doo. They're best friends and always look out for each other, and as such are nearly always seen together. For example, when Scooby falls down the hole during his argument with Shaggy, Shaggy dives down after him to try and find him. He's the first to actively decide to rescue Scooby after it's discovered Scooby's soul is the pure one needed for the demons' ritual. He also tries to attack Mondavarious to stop the actual absorption from happening.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Shaggy demonstrates to Mary Jane that he is quite good at crane machines, by winning a stuffed dismembered head toy for her from one.
    • N'Goo Tuana turns out to be pretty good at the piano.
    • While Velma is understandably upset that Fred took all the credit for her plan, it's implied he figured out the Luna Ghost's motive on his own.
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar had done I Know What You Did Last Summer together prior to this. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Matthew Lillard had done She's All That, with brief cameo appearance in that film by Sarah, as well as Wing Commander and Summer Catch.
  • Ironic Echo: Fred tries to tame Scooby by flicking him in the nose, with Shaggy ordering him to sit down (to no avail). Later, when Scrappy-Rex has Scooby in his palm, Scooby tries using the same technique on him (also to no avail).
    Shaggy: (on the plane) Sit, grandma! Bad grandma! Don't eat the kitty!
    Scooby: Scrappy, down! Sit! Bad Scrappy.
  • Ironic Name: This version's Scrappy's middle name is revealed to be Cornelius. The first recorded Cornelius is found in the bible, and is described to be an extremely pious, righteous, and god fearing man, one of the first gentiles to convert to Christianity. The film Scrappy...does not really appear to match up to this.
    • It also is very similar to the hebrew verb, qrn, which means "radiance". Once again, Scrappy's actions do not bring the adjective "radiant" to mind.
    • Especially since light is lethal for demons, and radiance is essentially concentrated light.
  • Irony: There are two references to Scrappy episodes from The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries: Fred and Velma becoming an author and a NASA worker respectively is exactly like in Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo and the "Evil Elf" auditions-which mirrors the Evil Elf King, villain ofNight of the Living Toys. The former has Scrappy playing a major role in helping save Scooby's life, while he was trying to kill him here. He also manages to knock over both a prominent suspect and the costumed villain, where has his two fights here in his normal form end badly when Mystery Inc easily kicks him out and drops him onto the road by his head, and Scooby easily KO's him with a single punch at the end. The latter has a stark contrast to Scrappy's attitude on being called "cute". In the movie here he indignantly claims that he's as cute as a powerpuff girl, (along with being adored and getting his own show) there, he gets disgusted at the idea of being cute (a trait which shows just about every continuity he's in except for this one) and even declares that he knew he couldn't trust the villain as soon as she "started putting ribbons on him."
  • It's All About Me:
    • Scrappy in the flashback depicting him shows him as an egotistical jerk, which leads to the rest of Mystery, Inc. kicking him out. Velma even calls him an egomaniac.
    • Fred to a lesser degree. Daphne calls him egocentric as well when Fred-in-Daphne's body won't stop touching herself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Fred is very self-loving and takes credit for Velma's plans, but he's still a good guy despite that and still cares for the other members of Mystery Inc., as can be seen several times.
  • Kick the Dog: Daphne pulls Velma's glasses off her face for making fun of the fact that Daphne gets captured a lot, mocking her by saying "Who's helpless now?"
  • Knight's Armor Hideout: Shaggy and Fred in the castle to hide from Zarkos and some Mooks. Daphne and Velma make do with a princess outfit and a bearded scholar outfit respectively.
  • Let's Get Out of Here:
    • Fred says the trope name when the small henchman sets off the security alarm in the castle.
    • Shaggy later invokes the trope in the climax when Scrappy goes One-Winged Angel and attempts to capture him and Scooby.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang!: The team decides to go off on their own for a while to investigate different aspects of their new mystery.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: Shaggy does this a lot. Maybe half his lines have him saying it at some point.
  • Literal-Minded: Scooby has a moment of this in the castle. He and Shaggy enter a room to find a feast laid out on the tables. Shaggy starts to say, "Pinch me, I'm in heaven", only for Scooby to actually pinch him mid-sentence. Shaggy irritably tells him it's a figure of speech.
  • Little "No": Shaggy's response to Velma quitting the gang is a soft "no".
  • The Load: Mostly averted with Shaggy, who sees himself as this and early on he calls himself "the dude that carries the bags". He still is very capable of helping the others out, and in fact, some parts of the film couldn't occur without his help, as he is the only member of the gang not to get captured by the creatures, and so he is able to release the souls of the others back to their bodies when they get captured.
  • Logo Joke: A bite is taken out of the Warner Bros. shield; although you don't see him, Scooby's laugh is heard. Then the logo disappears and Scooby's dog tag reading "SD" appears, underneath it says "A Mystery Inc. Company".
  • Lots of Luggage: Daphne has seven carry-on bags she wants to take with her to Spooky Island.
  • Magic Skirt: Linda Cardellini had her skirt taped to her legs so it wouldn't flip over in the scene where she (as Velma) dangles upside down by one foot in a scaffold chain. This was Warner Bros.' edict to help preserve the "family film" integrity.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Scrappy-Doo is the real villain of the film, with Emile just being a very convincing human robot suit he pilots.
  • Master Actor: It's revealed that Emile Mondavarious is really Scrappy-Doo, who pulls off a very convincing gentlemanly human businessman.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Daphne walks around dressed in plenty of flattering dresses that show cleavage.
    • Velma became this due to being played by the buxom Linda Cardellini with her wearing a tight cleavage-friendly blouse during the second half of the movie.
    • There's also the cameo from Pamela Anderson in a sheer white tank top.
    • Mary Jane also wears some very figure-flattering clothes.
    • An infamous deleted scene has Daphne walking in on a possessed Velma dancing around in a locker room wearing nothing but a tiny red bikini, along with several other scantily-clad girls.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • When Shaggy is explaining why he and Scooby "don't do castles", the spooky things he mentions ("paintings with eyes that watch you, and suits of armor you think is a statue, but there's a guy inside who follows you every time you turn around!") are a reference to the first ever episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, "What a Night for a Knight".
    • Fred being an Author and Velma claiming to working for NASA is to The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries.
    • Likewise, the "Evil Elf" auditions is a reference to an episode from that series...where there really were evil elves.
  • Mugged for Disguise: After Shaggy swings into a henchman near the end, he disguises himself by wearing the henchman's clothes over his own. He ditches the disguise when he goes to attack Mondavarious.

    Tropes N to Y 
  • The Napoleon: A flashback to the "good old days" shows Scrappy attempting to usurp leadership of the gang from Fred, saying he "doesn't have the scrote for the job!" before unceremoniously being given the boot.
  • Neck Lift: Possessed Mary Jane lifts Shaggy and Scooby by their necks near the end.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Despite only needing Scooby for the ritual, Emile Mondavarious/Scrappy-Doo invited the entire gang of Mystery Inc. to the island when the members had already broken up and went their separate ways, just so that they can witness his moment of triumph. This subsequently results in the previously-hostile Scooby Gang rekindling its relationship and coming together to defeat Scrappy's plan.
  • No Name Given: The young man who flirts with Velma over a drink and tries to defend her when the demons attack is never named.
  • Nobody Here but Us Statues: In the castle, the gang sees the approaching shadows of Zarkos and some Mooks while they're standing in front of a medieval display. Fred says he has a plan, the camera pans to Zarkos and the Mooks entering the corridor, and when it pans back to the display three seconds later, the gang have managed to hide themselves in two suits of armor (Shaggy and Fred) a metallic gargoyle (Scooby), a princess costume (Daphne) and a bearded scholar costume (Velma) in the display.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • According to Fred about Scooby:
      "This is the most embarrassing thing you've done since you decided to clean your beans at Don Knotts' Christmas party."
    • According to Shaggy, he and Scooby tried to eat a man in a hot dog costume.
  • No, You: Shaggy's response to Scooby telling him that his mother eats feline excrement is simply to parrot the insult.
    Shaggy: No, Scooby-Doo, your mom eats cat poop!
  • Not So Above It All: Velma is the most mature and serious-minded of the gang but even she couldn't resist the opportunity to scare Daphne with a haunted house's animatronics.
  • Oh, Crap!: A LOT of them and has its own page.
  • Older Than They Look: When Scrappy appears in a flashback, Velma mentions how he wasn't a puppy anymore despite his appearances thanks to a gland disorder.
  • One-Winged Angel: Scrappy after absorbing the souls.
  • Outside-Context Problem: The entire situation is this for the gang; as Fred notes, their "area of expertise is nutjobs in Halloween costumes", and they are now facing a legitimate demon threat.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Big dogs aren't allowed on the plane so Shaggy dresses Scooby up in a dress, big hat and sunglasses as "Grandma". Velma and Daphne say that no one will fall for it and then Fred does. The novelization (written from Velma's point of view) says that the disguise fooled everyone on the plane.
  • Perspective Flip: The novelization, which tells each chapter from a different character's point of view. For example, Velma's POV covers the opening break-up and the next chapter is from Shaggy's.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Shaggy says, "Like, dude... You're a bad puppy!" just before he removes the Daemon Ritus from Scrappy's chest.
  • Pre-Explosion Glow: When the monsters are exposed to the sunlight, they glow with bright spots just before they explode.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Velma to the monster that just emerged from Daphne's body: "You could use a little sunlight!" before opening the window blind and causing the sunlight to make the monster explode.
  • Pretty Boy: Scrappy seems to think Fred is one, as when he becomes a monster after absorbing the souls, he yells, "Take that, pretty boy!" when he knocks Fred over.
  • Product Placement:
    • Cans of Sprite and Diet Coke are seen behind Scooby in the Mystery Machine when he and Shaggy are having eggplant burgers.
    • A Coca-Cola cooler is visible outside the quad bike shed that Shaggy and Scooby take refuge in.
  • Properly Paranoid: Before going into the castle, Shaggy worries aloud that castles have paintings that eyes that watch you and suits of armor that appear to be empty, but actually have a person inside. He's right about both parts of it, as the small henchman glimpses Fred and Velma through a peephole with the eyes of a figure on the wall, and Velma briefly hides in a skeletal cloaked figure to scare Daphne. Shaggy himself later has to hide in an actual suit of armor to avoid being captured by Zarkos.
  • Pool Scene: Occurs during the performance by Sugar Ray the morning after Fred and Velma are captured by the monsters.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: At one point during Daphne’s fight with Zarkos, he has her held above his head and smugly says, “Captured again, señorita!” She manages to partly free herself and say (in slow-motion), “Not...this...time!” before biting his hand.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Daphne is trying to prove that she's an Action Girl and wears nothing but purple and pink. As seen in the prologue, she also has a purple Mercedes SUV.
  • Punny Name: Emile Mondavarious, be it intentional or not, actually makes a coherent phrase in italian: E mi le mondava.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: Shaggy and Scooby want Mystery Inc. to get back together when coincidentally all five of them are invited to Spooky Island by Emile Mondavarious. After saving Scooby from Scrappy and saving the world, the gang does get back together.
  • Red Is Heroic:
    • Fred's red ascot, the sole red item of clothing he wears.
    • Velma probably fits this more closely, as her wardrobe is entirely red and orange.
  • Remake Cameo:
    • Frank Welker, the original voice of Fred, voices a guard with a green skeletal outfit saying "Uh, no" to Velma.
    • In the Latin American Spanish dub, Arturo Mercado, who regurlarly voiced Shaggy in the animated adaptations until the 2010s, voiced Scrappy, a role he voiced as well, while his son, Arturo Mercado Jr., voiced Shaggy instead.
  • Reverse Psychology: A voodoo man warns Daphne not to go into the Spooky Island Castle, which she takes as a trick and decides to do just that.
  • Right Behind Me: The Luna Ghost behind Shaggy as he's trying to explain there's no such thing as monsters. He lampshades it when Scooby points out the Luna Ghost is behind him. Happens again later on as he and Scooby are having a farting contest. He doesn't notice that Daphne is right behind him.
  • Ruder and Cruder: There are some mature references, albeit mild, for the older audience, some of which poke fun at the "realities" of the characters:
    • Shaggy and Scooby are implied to be stoners, with smoke coming from the top the Mystery Machine, only to reveal that they're cooking from a mini-grill; "Mary Jane", which happens to be Shaggy's favourite name, is a drug euphemism; Shaggy isn't knocked out by the mist from the possessed Mary Jane, but instead delighted by it.
    • Velma says "Crap", after first seeing Daphne at the airport.
    • Daphne wants to open a can of Chinese "whoopass".
    • During the possessed Fred's conversation with other college students, he uses the term, "biatch".
    • Velma consumes alcohol, getting drunk. It's also implied she's never had it before.
    • After Scooby sees a creature out the window, he makes a commotion about it, and Fred reacts by telling him he hasn't been this embarrassed since the former cleaned his "beans" at Don Knotts' Christmas party.
    • After Fred is initially freaked out by being in Daphne's body, he realizes the benefits, which irks Velma.
  • Rule of Three:
    • Velma is seen without her glasses three times. The first is during a Kick the Dog moment when Daphne removes Velma's glasses on purpose. The second time she loses them, she gets captured by the creature who returns them to her. The third time is when Shaggy returns her soul to her body, as she is seen without her glasses and puts them back on when the creature who had previously been possessing her explodes upon exposure to sunlight.
    • Fred and the rest of the gang tell Mondavarious that they have three suspects as to who's behind the mystery when he comes across them at the hotel after the castle scene: N'Goo Tuana, the Voodoo Man, and Mondavarious himself.
    • Mary Jane's soul is the third one we see to return to its body when Daphne knocks Zarkos down a shaft into the protoplasm vat, knocking it over.
  • Say My Name:
    • Velma screams "Fred!" after the latter accidentally sprays a fire hose at her and causes her to fall off a ledge.
    • Daphne screams "Fred!" when he is captured by a monster at the hotel. Shaggy then screams "Velma!" when she is captured too. Daphne then does it again when Mondavarious is captured.
    • Shaggy, Daphne and Mary-Jane all scream "SCOOBY!" during an Oh, Crap! moment when Scooby accidentally pushes them out of a window.
    • Shaggy screams "SCOOB!" when the latter falls down a tunnel. Moments later, Shaggy dives down the tunnel to try and find him.
    • Shaggy does this again a few times, when Scooby's soul is sucked out of his body by N'Goo Tuana's pincer.
  • Schmuck Bait: The mysterious phone call Scooby receives the night the gang arrive at the island.
    Caller: Got a bag of uhhh... hamburgers here for ya.
    Scooby: Mmmm!
    Caller: Just walk into the dark shadowy part of the forest where no one can see you.
    (Beat, dramatic music)
    Scooby: Roh-kay!
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here:
    • This happens when Velma, Fred and Daphne quit Mystery Inc., leaving only Shaggy and Scooby. Velma even says "I'm outta here" before walking away.
    • Subverted later on. Shaggy and Scooby try fleeing the Mystery Machine when the man attempts to invite them to Spooky Island, but when they burst out, they bump right into him and end up going anyway.
    • When the alarm is triggered in the castle with Mystery Inc. inside, they all get a Mass "Oh, Crap!" and run for it. At least by then, they had picked up some clues they needed.
    • Shaggy suggests doing this after Fred and Velma are captured. Daphne talks him out of it.
  • Self-Deprecation: In a flashback, Scrappy is portrayed as an egotistical maniac instead of merely overconfident, as part of a nod to how reviled he was by fans.
  • Shag Wagon: Shaggy and Scooby turn the Mystery Machine into one of these after Mystery, Inc. breaks up, complete with a fake-out weed joke.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Velma and Fred, Daphne and Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray. Especially in the former case, since the official pairing in the movie is Fred and Daphne. The latter have barely interactions except for the body-swapping scene and The Big Damn Kiss at the end. Compare that with...
    • The fact that Fred's subplot revolves around learning to appreciate Velma.
      • Despite being established as very self-absorbed and easily irritated in this continuity, Fred is surprisingly patient when Velma accidentally tries to strangle him at the beginning of the movie, just gently pushes her off and goes, "Watch the ascot!"
      • Them being the only two members of Mystery Inc. to not immediately start bickering with another when they meet again, and sitting next to each other on the plane to spooky island.
      • Velma is very bitter when Fred wants to go off with Daphne, and when she makes her jealousy known Fred actually obliges her.
      • Just all of their time in the castle. All of it.
      • And then we have this lovely moment from the novelization:
        Velma: Jinkies.
        Fred's Internal Monologue: Hearing her say that brought back a wave of memories. I suddenly felt a wave of tenderness for good old Velma.
      • It really doesn't help that every time the two have a touching moment there is as swell of almost romantic sounding music...seriously, was someone on the team secretly a Frelma shipper or something? The Fraphne bits seem almost like an afterthought.
    • The novel also ships Daphne with Shaggy, describing Shaggy as "The only person she was happy to see."
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Daphne, as portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar, who has green eyes.
  • Skewed Priorities: When Velma strangles Fred after Daphne removes her glasses early on, he makes her let go and indignantly says, "Watch the ascot!"
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Daphne swaps out her traditional long-sleeved outfit for dresses that have no sleeves. But then again in the final scene where she does the most ass-kicking, she's wearing a bodysuit with sleeves.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Velma, who wears glasses and is The Smart Guy. The only thing that slows her down is the glasses themselves, as she is Blind Without 'Em.
  • Split and Reunion: Mystery Inc. splits up in the first few minutes of the movie. It's only two years later they are individually called to Spooky Island to investigate the mystery there. However, they cannot seem to get along nor have any wish to return as a team. They get back together.
  • The Stinger: The first part of the credits feature Scooby and Shaggy in a hot pepper eating contest.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • Daphne finds out at the airport she can't take seven bags as hand luggage.
    • Daphne gets fed up of being the Damsel in Distress and undergoes martial arts classes offscreen to stop it from happening. She still gets captured. However, at the end, what she learned does help her to defeat Zarkos.
    • Being The Friend Nobody Likes of Mystery Inc., Fred and Velma aren't too happy to see Daphne at the airport, and the feeling is mutual.
    • Two years after Mystery Inc. split up, even though all of them were invited to Spooky Island, only Shaggy and Scooby want the gang to reunite. The others were the ones who instigated the split in the first place and are initially reluctant to work together, because the bitterness and resentment they each felt towards each other was obviously still present. They only decide to work together when they realise the scale of the threat they're facing and how one of their own - Scooby - is in danger of being sacrificed. Their success in stopping Scrappy's plan does inspire the gang to finally reunite, though.
  • Targeted Human Sacrifice: The Big Bad needs a pure soul for his ritual. The only soul meeting the requirements on the whole island is Scooby's.
  • Take That!: "Spooky Island" is a gleeful slam on all Standards and Practices, and is proven to be wildly popular with college students for precisely all reasons. Possibly a given, since Joe Barbera, who was very vocally against what he saw as over-cleansing in the 80's, was one of the executive producers.
  • Team Hand-Stack: Mystery Inc. do two of these. The first one is when they decide to save Scooby and stop the Darkopalypse ritual from happening. The second one is when they officially get back together at the end.
  • Technicolor Death: When the monsters possessing the humans are freed and exposed to sunlight, they explode into sparks and green smoke.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • In the airport scene, Daphne tells Fred and Velma that she won't talk to them and turns away, then almost immediately asks why they're there.
    • This quote from Fred: “There’s absolutely, absolutely, no such thing as...” Guess what bursts in right at that moment. “MONSTER!”
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Happens in the climax with MXPX's cover of the theme song playing.
  • Toilet-Drinking Dog Gag: While investigating a scary ride, Scooby and Shaggy find themselves entangled on sausages with the only option being to eat their way out. After one bite, Scooby complains about it being plastic only for Shaggy to quip how Scooby drinks out of the toilet. Scooby's response to the statement is telling Shaggy that he does that too.
  • Toilet Humour: Scooby and Shaggy have a farting contest and Scrappy urinates on Daphne.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Daphne had a radical change from her classic Damsel in Distress characterization. Elements of this change stuck around in future Scooby-Doo media, notably in What's New, Scooby-Doo?.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Everyone compared to the original series. Fred is the most glaring example, frequently taking credit for the plans Velma came up with. Even Shaggy and Scooby aren't immune. And of course, Scrappy becomes egotistical on top of his overconfidence, even before he seeks his revenge on the gang.
  • Totally Radical: The creatures have learned to imitate human speech - using this as an example. So it's easy to spot who's been possessed and who hasn't.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Chocolate-covered eggplant burgers for Shaggy. He says so in the first scene we see after the two-year gap as he's about to eat one. Also Scooby snacks, for Shaggy as well as for Scooby.
  • Tree Buchet: A monster that tries to capture Scooby in the woods ends up being flung away in this manner.
  • Un Limited Wardrobe:
    • All of the gang, especially fashionista Daphne. Her outfits are: Long-sleeve dress, scarf, gogo boots, headband (Luna Ghost investigation; this one has the closest resemblance to that of her cartoon counterpart); Trench coat, headband, sunglasses, gogo boots, mini dress (airport); Cheongsam top, athletic headband, flats, pants (deleted scene); Halter top, sunhat, sunglasses, flare pants, gogo boots (arriving at Spooky Island); Sleeveless low-cut dress, gogo boots, clutch purse (Investigating the castle); Different sleeveless dress from above, gogo boots, different clutch from above (monsters); Different long-sleeve dress, scarf, and headband (flashback); Cropped halter tankini top with skirt bottoms, wedges, handbag (Beach/captured); Lowcut wrap dress, gogo boots, 3rd clutch (Possession); Jumpsuit, gogo boots (Battle/Epilogue).
    • Velma is the same case, although not as bad as Daphne.
  • Tropical Island Adventure: The gang are invited to Spooky Island, a tropical island resort with a ghostly and mystical theme.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Shaggy gets Daphne's protoplasm out of the vat after freeing Velma and Fred. She tells him to put her back in, as she wants to get herself out. He releases her anyway.
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: The gang formulates a plan to stop the sacrificial ceremony and briefly explain what it is before it commences. Naturally, everything goes wrong but in the end it still does its job.
  • Urine Trouble: In a flashback Scrappy pees on Daphne, which — in addition to his massive ego — is what got him kicked off the team.
  • Valley Girl: Daphne talks like this at the beginning but has dropped it when the gang reunite.
  • Villain Ball: Scrappy-Doo's plan to unleash the demon army and take over the world might have succeeded, but since he wanted Mystery Inc. to witness his victory, he invited the entire team and encouraged them to come together (albeit while disguised), thus giving them the chance to defeat him.
  • Villainous Crush: Why else would Scrappy urinate all over Daphne in the flashback? In Fred's words, he was "marking his territory".
  • Villains Out Shopping:
    • After the castle scene, N'Goo Tuana is seen playing the piano at the hotel. He's pretty good at it, considering the applause he gets afterwards.
    • Possessed characters are seen in a pool, playing with a beach ball and generally just chilling and listening to Sugar Ray perform, who are also possessed, before turning on Shaggy and Scooby.
  • Vocal Dissonance: When Mary Jane says "No, Shaggy" when Shaggy tells her he has to rescue Scooby, she mysteriously sounds like a man. Justified because she was possessed at the time.
  • Voices Are Mental: When the members of Mystery Inc. swap bodies.
  • Wasn't That Fun?: After the capture of the Luna Ghost, Shaggy remarks this to Scooby about the chase they just had, and that they should find another skateboard and "like, do it again".
  • Wham Line: Mystery Inc. deduced that the villains need a pure soul for their plans. Fred wonders where they are going to find a pure human soul.
    Velma: I didn't say human...
  • Wham Shot: Fred removes what he thinks is a mask of Mondavarious's face. Underneath is not a human face, but a series of robotic workings, revealing him to be a robot.
  • Who's Laughing Now?:
    Daphne: (having just overpowered Zarkos) Now who's the damsel in distress?
    Zarkos: Me?
    Daphne: Straight up!
  • Who Would Be Stupid Enough?: Near the beginning of the movie, when Scooby disguises himself as an old woman in order to be allowed onto the plane.
    Daphne: No one is stupid enough to believe that.
    Fred: Who's the ugly old broad?
  • Who Would Want to Watch Us?: Shaggy mentions how creepy castles always have paintings with eyes that watch you and suits of armor that have guys in it who follow you but stop every time you turn around. Daphne has to ask how many times has it actually happened. According to Shaggy, the answer is 12.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Daphne falls into this three times with her handling of Voodoo Maestro:
    • She thinks he's pulling Reverse Psychology by telling her not to go to a creepy castle so she'll fall into a trap he set up.
    • She then thinks he's pulling a Batman Gambit and is hiding something in there that ties him to the case, and by telling her not to go, she'll avoid it to avoid being trapped. She decides it's worth going either way, but he really was just trying to protect her safety.
    • After she ends up nearly getting killed albeit still finding some valuable clues, she pegs Voodoo Maestro as the culprit, as opposed to him just being Properly Paranoid.
  • "You!" Exclamation: Daphne's soul before it enters Fred's body the first time.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: The hilarious expression of a boy in an orange jumper at the airport seeing Scooby poorly disguised as a woman. Velma states the trope almost word-for-word immediately afterwards.
  • You Need a Breath Mint: When one of the island demons growls in Velma's face, Velma says "Nice Mask, bad breath".
  • Your Mom: Comes up during a tiff between Scooby and Shaggy.
    Scooby: Your rama reats rat roop!
    Shaggy: No, Scooby-Doo, your mom eats cat poop!

Alternative Title(s): Scooby Doo


I Can Look At Myself Naked!

Fred has mixed feelings about accidentally ending up in Daphne's body.

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