- Scheck was first mentioned in the chapter book "Arnold for President" when she managed to get his help in building a skateboard ramp at the school, which doesn't sound too bad on paper... until it's revealed to be part of Helga's plan to win the Class Presidency over Arnold by framing him for stealing her idea (when it was actually Arnold's to begin with). This makes it all the more horrifying for Helga when Sheck appears in person and is proven to be a pretty intimidating villain, Probably one of the most evil (human) antagonists of the franchise, and certainly worse than Helga herself..
Scheck: Looking for something? (Arnold & Gerald gasp and see Scheck leaning against the door) Well, here you are, back again. After I patiently explained that your mission is completely hopeless. It still is, though I'm less inclined to entertain you after you broke into my building for the second time. Did you think you could get away with this? There are cameras everywhere. I record everything that goes on, day and night. Did you think I'd let you win, let you save your little neighborhood? Don't you realize who I am? I am Alphonse Perrier Du Von Scheck. (Scheck turns on the light revealing historical art) I can trace my ancestry back to the founding fathers. (Scheck angrily turns to a framed painting) Do you know when we lost control of this city? When that ridiculous Tomato Incident took place in your pathetic little neighborhood. (Scheck takes the painting from the wall, breaks it in half and flings to the floor) Tearing it down and putting my name up in its place will be revenge of the sweetest kind. (Grins evilly)
- When he confronts Arnold and Gerald in the filing room and reveals his true motives for bulldozing the neighborhood, his tone turns dark and intimidating. Paul Sorvino's delivery just gives you chills.
Arnold: But the document! Where's the document?
Scheck: (laughs evilly, reaches into his jacket and pulls out the document and a lighter) Unfortunately, like your little plan, it's about to go up in smoke. (With an evil smirk, Scheck burns the document in front of Arnold and Gerald. The burnt pieces fall at the boys' feet.) My guards will now lock you away where you won't cause any more trouble.
Scheck: Is the overpass wired?
- Just the mere fact that he's so determined to avenge his fallen ancestor Archibald von Scheck, that he is perfectly willing to blow up an overpass and kill four people, three of them children (not to mention any other potential driver headed for it) to see that it comes to fruition. Even Nick Vermicelli, one of the biggest douchebags in the Hey Arnold! universe, tries to talk Scheck out of doing this.
Scheck: Blow it!
Vermecelli: Uh, just so we're being straight here, boss, this is pretty serious.
Vermecelli: Yeah, y'know, as in 15 to life.
Scheck: JUST DO IT, YOU INCOMPETENT MORON!
Nightmare Fuel / Hey Arnold! The Movie