Who doesn’t love Scooby Doo? The lovable Great Dane and his Mystery Inc. friends have been entertaining children and adults alike for decades. If you’re a fan of the franchise, then you might want to consider dressing up as one of your favorite characters for Halloween or a themed party. Here are some of the most popular Scooby-Doo characters to choose from.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is Scooby-Doo?
- 2 Most Popular Scooby-Doo Characters Ranked Worst To Best
- 2.1 Scrappy-Doo
- 2.2 Flim Flam
- 2.3 Hot Dog Water
- 2.4 Professor Pericles
- 2.5 Batman
- 2.6 Red Herring
- 2.7 Blue Falcon & Dynomutt
- 2.8 Sheriff Bronson Stone
- 2.9 The Hex Girls
- 2.10 Vincent Van Ghou
- 2.11 Velma Dinkley
- 2.12 Fred Jones
- 2.13 Daphne Blake
- 2.14 The Original “Mystery Incorporated”: Mr. E (Ricky Owens)
- 2.15 Scooby-Doo Shaggy Rogers
- 2.16 Scooby-Doo
- 2.17 Scooby-Dum
- 2.18 Scooby-Dee
- 2.19 Yabba-Doo
- 2.20 Weerd and Bogel
- 2.21 13 Ghosts
- 3 FAQs
- 4 Conclusion
What is Scooby-Doo?
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Ran from 1969 to 1970 and was the first Scooby-Doo-themed cartoon. It set the basic format for more than 30 years of stories.
Most Popular Scooby-Doo Characters Ranked Worst To Best
Everyone loves to hate Scrappy-Doo, but believe it or not, the character was made to save Scooby-Doo from being canceled in the late 1970s, when the show’s ratings were going down sharply. Scooby and the rest of the gang might not even be alive today if it weren’t for Scrappy and his puppy power.
At the end of the 1980s, Scooby-Doo became Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, and the fast-talking puppy took the place of Scooby characters Mayor Fred, Velma, and Daphne for most of the decade. The rest of the group came back slowly, but Scrappy stayed until the 1988 TV movie Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf, in which Shaggy was turned into a werewolf.
Scrappy would never again be a hero, but he did show up at the end of the live-action movie from 2002, where it was revealed that he was the bad guy.
Scrappy gets a bad name because even though he can be annoying at times, he loves his dear old uncle Scooby. Shaggy and Scoob can’t beat him in bravery and courage because he never backs down from a fight (often against real monsters).
Scrappy is mentioned here and there, and the 2011 episode Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated even had a moment that became a meme because of it, but he hasn’t been in the franchise much since the gang got back together.
Even though Flim Flam was only in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo for a short time in the mid-1980s, he still left his mark on the Scooby-Doo fandom as a whole. This boy was living on the streets in Tibet when he joined Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne, and Scrappy-Doo, who were all wearing red shirts, to find all the missing ghosts from the Chest of Demons.
But the show was cancelled before the gang could finish their mission around the world. Flim Flam wasn’t mentioned again except in Mystery, Inc. until Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost, an animated movie that brought the 13 Ghosts gang back together (minus Scrappy) to finish what they started all those years ago.
As a kid, Flim Flam was a bit of a con artist who would jump at any chance to make a few bucks, but his love for the gang always won out over his own goals. He once stopped Daphne from turning into a werewolf.
As an adult, Flim Flam was just as brave as he had been as a child, and he helped the other kids figure out what was going on with the last 13th ghost. I guess he wasn’t for everyone.
Hot Dog Water
Marcie Fleach first showed up in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated as a bad guy. Most people called her Hot Dog Water because she smelled bad, but she eventually became a gang friend.
Linda Cardellini, who played Velma in both live-action Scooby-Doo movies, played Marcie. She was meant to be both a foil for Velma and a friend. She is probably one of the most intelligent people in any Scooby-Doo series because she made the Manticore and the Dark Lilith personas (and high-tech suits) to scare the people of Crystal Cove.
At one point, Marcie even joined the Mystery Inc. gang. She took Daphne’s place in The Night the Clown Cried II: Tears of Doom! and Web of the Dreamweaver, even in the opening credits. It didn’t last long, though. When Daphne came back, she was kicked out of the gang quickly.
She went back to a life of crime because of this, but she eventually gave her life so the gang could stop the Evil Entity under Crystal Cove and save not just the world but the whole universe (yeah, pretty heavy for a Scooby-Doo show). Even though Marcie was brought back to life after the gang reset the timeline, that didn’t make Velma’s grief over her death any less.
Professor Pericles was a powerful enemy. He was a lousy parrot and the old mascot for the first Mystery, Inc. Pericles is the main character in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and his little scarf always hides more than meets the eye.
After getting out of the Crystal Cove Animal Asylum for the Criminally Insane, Professor Pericles quickly went back to his search for the hidden Planispheric Disk pieces so he could find the cursed treasure himself. Because of this, the evil parrot had to work with Scooby-Doo more than once, but he always had his own plans.
Pericles might be the evilest Scooby-Doo character on this list, and he is definitely the cruelest. He was even in charge of a whole army of Nazi robots.
The evil parrot has slowly become one of the most well-known Scooby-Doo villains over the years, and after two seasons of Mystery, Inc. where he often kills his enemies, it’s easy to see why. But on the bright side, once the group reset the timeline, his past was erased from history, and the Evil Entity of Crystal Cove could no longer hurt him.
Yes, Batman has been a recurring character on Scooby-Doo since the early 1970s. In The New Scooby-Doo Movies, which weren’t really movies, Scooby and the gang would team up with just about any famous person. Batman and Robin came to help the gang on a few occasions, often revealing the Joker and the Penguin as the central criminals.
Of course, it helped that the legendary Casey Kasem was the voice of both Shaggy and Robin at the time. Still, the Dynamic Duo became a mainstay of Scooby-Doo crossovers, and the gang eventually joined Batman on his own show, Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
The crossovers between Batman and Scooby-Doo were so popular that in 2018 a movie called Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold was made. The film reminds us that Batman goes wherever puppet-related crime rears its ugly head.
In Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, Batman worked with Mystery Inc. to find Daphne’s missing uncle-but-not-uncle Alfred Pennyworth. This started a new era of Batman-Scooby-Doo team-ups, and that’s not even counting the comic book series that did the same thing.
Even though the Dark Knight isn’t the most apparent Scooby-Doo character, he may be the most well-known. Even though he didn’t start with the Hanna-Barbera series cartoon, he has made significant contributions to its history.
Remember when all your favorite cartoon characters, like the Looney Toons and the Muppets, were turned into babies in the late 1980s and early 1990s? A Pup Named Scooby-Doo brought Scooby and his friends into the fun, and people loved it.
Even though it was more of a meta-parody than a classic Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? episode, it was always meant to be funny, and it was. Before our young heroes were old enough to start Mystery Inc., Scooby-Doo Detective Agency was the perfect place to learn how to do their jobs.
Red Herring, which was supposed to be a red herring, was one of the best additions to the Scooby mythos that the show gave us. Every crime in Coolsville was always blamed on Red, especially by Fred. Of course, in Night of the Boogey Biker, the one time Fred doesn’t blame Red for a crime, he’s the one who did it. Still, he was always the most likely person to be responsible.
Red didn’t last long after A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. Since then, he hasn’t had a fundamental role. Though he did make brief appearances in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (who didn’t?) and Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo! animated movies are coming out in 2020, where he was aged up a bit to fit the stories. At least he didn’t always have to be a baby…
Blue Falcon & Dynomutt
You’ve probably heard of the Blue Falcon and Dynomutt from the movie Scoob! coming out in 2020, but this heroic duo has been around since the early 1970s and met Scooby and his friends in The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. Since then, these Hanna-Barbera characters have left their mark on Scooby-Doo and other Warner Brothers shows.
Frank Miller’s Batman-inspired a darker version of the Blue Falcon that showed up on Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. It was after a robot dragon for revenge, but Dynomutt was still happy.
The two would meet up again in the animated movie Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon, which was more of a meta-deconstruction inspired by Adam West’s 1960s Batman series and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy.
Even though Blue Falcon is a clear copy of Batman, Dynomutt’s role as a funny Scooby-Doo-like character has always kept the two in balance, no matter how dark his friend B.F. gets. Blue Falcon and Dynomutt came to help Scooby and the rest of the gang solve the mystery of the Medusa Monster in Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? which is a bizarre episode.
Still, you can bet that Shaggy, Scooby, and the rest of the gang will call Blue Falcon and Dynomutt first if they ever need a hero.
Sheriff Bronson Stone
Sheriff Bronson Stone is one of the most incompetent sheriffs you could find, but we love him anyway because he is one of the most popular Scooby-Doo! characters. The Sheriff, played by Patrick Warburton, has some of the best parts of the whole show.
He sticks to his oath to serve and protect (except when it comes to man-crabs), and even though he doesn’t solve as many crimes as the Mystery Inc. crew, he does sometimes do the right thing.
Sheriff Bronson Stone (Sheriff is his first name) is always there to send criminals off into the night, whether he caught them. He does this as a counselor for the group’s makeshift help session or as the mayor’s right-hand man.
Sheriff Bronson Stone has been in 34 of the 52 episodes of Scooby-Doo! The original Mystery Incorporated. He may be the most frequently seen character in all of Scooby-Doo, if not just Scooby-Doo! His only appearances were in the Mystery, Inc. series, and he hasn’t been back since. That doesn’t make him any less popular with Scooby fans, though, who still hope he’ll show up again somehow.
The Hex Girls
When they came out in the late 1990s, the Hex Girls were an instant hit with Scooby-Doo fans everywhere. The Hex Girls first appeared in the animated movie Scooby-Doo! and the Witch’s Ghost. When the gang went to Oakhaven to look for Sarah Ravencroft’s ghost, they were at first suspicious of the Hex Girls.
Thorn, Dusk, and Luna’s Eco-Gothic girl-power rock drew us in with their first song, and we haven’t been able to look away since. As it turned out, the girls weren’t behind the witch’s ghost after all. They would show up again in Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire a few years later, in What’s New Scooby-Doo? Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
After their best songs were put on the soundtrack for Scooby-Doo! and the Witch’s Ghost, religious groups protested what they thought was the Hex Girls’ occult influence on children. Even though they complained, Warner Bros. stuck with the characters and often brought them back to Scooby-Doo. Shaggy, Scooby, and the Hex Girls even competed against a popular ghostly ska band in a band battle.
Vincent Van Ghou
In The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, a strange warlock named Vincent Van Ghoul joined a diverse group of characters who had to catch the ghosts Scooby and Shaggy accidentally let out of the Chest of Demons. Van Ghoul was based on horror icon Vincent Price, and he also gave the character’s voice. This made the character even better.
Price narrates the opening of 13 Ghosts with a laugh that sounds like the laugh at the end of Thriller. This casts a dark shadow over the short-lived series from the start. The 13 Ghosts story was finally finished with Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost, which starred Maurice LaMarche as Van Ghoul after Vincent Price died in the early 1990s.
It was shocking that it took almost 30 years to be brought back. Even though LaMarche does a great job of making fun of Price, the horror icon was still the best Vincent Van Ghoul.
The Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated version of Van Ghoul, also voiced by LaMarche, was a B-movie horror actor who Shaggy and Scooby looked up to. This version was actually a lot of fun and an excellent way to honor the original 13 Ghosts series and Vincent Price himself.
It’s no secret that Velma is an integral part of Mystery Inc., and it’s also no secret that she’s one of Scooby- Doo’s most popular characters. Velma is always the group’s Agent Scully. She would rather die than admit that something can’t be explained by science or reason, but that’s why we love her: she’s always looking for the facts.
Velma will always have a special place in our hearts, whether she’s dating Shaggy, running her own occult bookstore, or even the monster behind the mystery (it’s happened more than once). She has been the smart one for most of Scooby-Doo’s history, but it wasn’t until Scooby-Doo!
Mystery Incorporated that she got a more developed personality with a lot more sass and sarcasm than she had before.
In 2021, it was announced that The Office star Mindy Kaling was working on an adult animated Velma series for HBO Max, and we couldn’t be more excited. After all these years, Velma should finally get what’s coming to her… Now, she should be able to keep her glasses on for more than 5 minutes.
Let’s go our separate ways and look for clues! Aside from Scooby’s catchphrase, these might be the most famous words ever said in a Scooby-Doo show. Fred is always the one with a plan. He has been in charge of the gang for decades, even when they were doing strange and unknown things (they even crossed over with Supernatural once upon a time).
Mayor Fred Jones has always had his head on his shoulders and is ready for anything, even though he’s in love with Daphne and wouldn’t kiss her until Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright in 2013. Fred has become a lot more self-aware and reflective in recent years. The live-action 2002 film and Scooby-Doo!
Mystery Incorporated made him seem like a blockhead, and the most recent animated films have followed suit. Even so, it’s nice to see the fearless leader of Mystery Inc. show a softer side as he charges into battle.
Even though the show is called Scooby-Doo, Fred’s leadership and strength are critical to the success of the Mystery Inc. group. Without him, the show would look very different.
In the Scooby-Doo! Mystery incorporated episode “The Song of Mystery,” his teacher Mary-Ann Geerdon calls him Fredrick. On the other hand, he is called Fredward in Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map.
Fans of Scooby-Doo love the youngest member of the Mystery Inc. gang, one of the most well-known. Daphne wasn’t just your first cartoon crush when you were a kid; she’s so much more than that. In fact, Daphne has been with Scooby-Doo longer than anyone else except Shaggy.
She was on both The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo and The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries crews (though Fred and Velma would return in the latter). Danger-Prone Daphne has changed a lot over the years. Monsters still capture her a lot, but in the 21st century, she has learned to fight back.
Since Sarah Michelle Gellar played Daphne in the 2002 movie and its sequel, Daphne has taken care of herself and her friends a little better than she could in the 1970s. But in DC Comics’ Scooby Apocalypse series, Daphne went from being a reporter to a post-apocalyptic survivor with a gun who held Fred as he died. This was the most significant change. Yes, it is pretty rough.
But Daphne would always been a fan favorite because she never gives up and fights for her friends, no matter how many times she is kidnapped or how well-off she was raised. This makes her the heart of the gang. That’s what a real hero does, and it’s why Daphne is still one of the most well-known Scooby-Doo characters.
The Original “Mystery Incorporated”: Mr. E (Ricky Owens)
Mr. E, whose name is a play on the word mystery, is a mysterious person who gives the gang clues all through the first season. He doesn’t tell the gang who he is or what he looks like, but he does help them solve their mysteries and gives them clues to figure out the truth about the Curse of Crystal Cove.
With the help of these clues, they learned about a cursed Conquistador treasure, the secret history of Crystal Cove’s founding family, the Darrows, and the unsolved disappearance of the First Mystery, Inc.
At the end of the first season, it is revealed that he is Ricky Owens, a former member of Mystery, Inc. and the owner of the evil megacorporation Destroido. He was Shaggy’s old Mystery, Inc. partner. Like Shaggy, he used to be skinny, but now he’s fat and wears a long dark coat. Mr. E owns a Enigma Machine van, which is like the Mystery Machine but is all black.
Although Mr. E has been cryptic with them on numerous occasions, it is unclear if he is a friend or foe of the new Mystery Incorporated. During The Legend of Alice May and Pawn of Shadows, he caused the gang to solve the mysteries using Alice May twice.
The first time was to retrieve an old Crystal Cove High School yearbook to learn more about the original Mystery Incorporated. The second time was to use them as parrotbait to convince Professor Pericles that he would help the children escape the Obliteratrix danger to secure the Planispheric Disc he took from Mayor Fred Jones, Sr.
Scooby-Doo Shaggy Rogers
Shaggy fits all the beatnik and hippie stereotypes from the 1960s and 1970s, which is how the classic horror stoner trope came to be. However, Shaggy is much more than that. Shaggy is the only human character who has been the main character in every version of Scooby-Doo.
He is always by his best friend’s side. So much so that in Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., he broke up with Velma because their relationship was getting in the way of their friendship. Even though that might not be the best way to do things, it shows that Shaggy is loyal, if nothing else.
Also, he’s always happy to grab a bite to eat. What makes a good friend more critical? Casey Kasem voiced Shaggy for many years. In 2002, with the first live-action film, Matthew Lillard took over the role. Since then, he has played Shaggy in many movies, TV shows, and video games.
Shaggy has also become something of a meme culture icon, and in recent years he has even been used in animated shows. No doubt, as long as Scooby-Doo is out there looking for and solving mysteries, Shaggy will be right there with him, even if they end up running away screaming.
Scooby himself was the most well-known Scooby-Doo character ever. As if there is any doubt, Scooby has been loved by people worldwide for more than fifty years, with dozens of animated shows and a special about the show’s history. Scooby-Doo is a favorite of everyone.
This cute Great Dane might be a bit of a coward, but when Scooby Snacks are involved, he’ll always finish the job. Scooby has always been the show star, whether he’s the mythical heart of the jaguar or just a curious puppy. The fact that he can talk, which is impressive in and of itself, has only made him more timeless.
Scooby-Doo is one of the most well-known cartoon characters in the world. He is just as funny as Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, but he has been on more exciting adventures.
Scooby-Doo wouldn’t be the same without Scooby just look at that terrible Daphne and Velma spinoff—and if time has shown anything, he’s always going to be popular.
Scooby-Dum is a side character on The Scooby-Doo Show. Daws Butler gives him a voice. Scooby-Dum is Scooby-dumb Doo’s cousin. He is a gray Merle Great Dane with spots and buck teeth (his lineage is dubious because Shaggy has said that he is his brother on one occasion but also his cousin, though it is most likely that they are cousins).
Dum lives with Ma and Pa Skillet in the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. Scooby-Doo says Scooby, Dooby, Dooby, Dum, and Scooby-Dum says Scooby, doobie, doo when Doo and Dum meet. Then they do a special handshake where they give each other two high fives.
Scooby-Dum always pulls out a magnifying glass and chants Dum, dum, dum, DUM! when he hears the word Clue, even after the mystery has been solved. He does this while playing the first four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Scooby-Dum is thought to be one of the first mistakes made in Scooby-Doo cartoons.
Scooby-Dee is a white-haired female Great Dane who first appeared on The Scooby-Doo Show. In the episode The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller, she played Scooby’s distant cousin, who helped them figure out what was going on.
She also makes a cameo appearance in Homeward Hound, an episode of the second season of What’s New, Scooby-Doo? where she is one of many dogs at a dog show where the gang is. In the beginning, she walks by the screen in two different scenes.
Scooby-Dee was supposed to come back to The Scooby-Doo Show as Scooby-girlfriend, Doo’s, but the show ended before she could.
Janet Waldo, who many people know as the voice of Judy Jetson, was the one who did Scooby-voice. Doo’s
Yabba-Doo is a Great Dane that is white. His adventures take place west, where he fights crime with his master, Deputy Dusty, and his enthusiastic nephew Scrappy-Doo. Scooby’s catchphrase was Scooby-Dooby-Doo! while Yabba’s was Yippity-Yabbity-Doo! (and not Yabba-Dabba-Doo!, likely because Fred Flintstone used that one). Don Messick gives Yabba his voice.
Weerd and Bogel
Weerd is a tall, skinny ghost, and Bogel is a fat, dumb ghost. Weerd is the one who came up with the plan. They appear in more than one episode of 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. Their first appearance is in To All the Ghouls I’ve Loved Before. Weerd plans to get Shaggy and Scooby to open the Chest of Demons so that he and Bogel can get some fame with the 13 ghosts.
Weerd and Bogel try to help one of the chest escapees finish their master plan every episode. Throughout the series, Weerd and Bogel try to join S.A.P.S., which stands for Spook and Poltergeist Society and is a group of the scariest ghosts and ghouls with the highest honors.
The 13 Ghosts are a group of evil ghosts and demons locked up in the Chest of Demons. Weerd and Bogel tricked Shaggy and Scooby into freeing them by opening the Chest of Demons. Scooby-Doo and his friends are the ones who let the 13 ghosts out, so it’s up to them to catch them again.
During this time, Weerd and Bogel worked with the 13 Ghosts to get closer to their goals and try to get the Chest of Demons back, but they were unsuccessful.
Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost is a movie about the 13th Ghost, Asmodeus, who had gotten away from Scooby-Doo. Vincent van Ghoul and Flim Flam get back together with Mystery Inc. to help catch Asmodeus. Asamad Van Ghoul was Vincent Van Ghoul’s ancestor, so Asmodeus used to be him.
Vincent’s friend Mortifer Quinch, whose voice was done by Nolan North, pretended to be Asmodeus to make money off the Chest of Demons, but Mystery, Inc. stopped him. As Velma figured out that Asamad was trying to keep Vincent safe, he turned back into his proper form, Asamad Van Ghoul. This was Velma’s plan, which she told Flim Flam in secret.
What was the original Scooby-Doo series called?
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Ran from 1969 to 1970 and was the first Scooby-Doo-themed cartoon. It set the basic format for more than 30 years of stories.
Who were the characters in Scooby-Doo?
Scooby characters Doo’s include the cowardly, greedy, but good-natured dog Scooby-Doo, who traveled around the U.S. in a van called the Mystery Machine with four young friends, the Mystery, Inc. gang: slacker Shaggy, slacker Daphne, slacker Fred, and slacker Velma. Shaggy, Fred’s intelligent group leader wears an ascot, beautiful Daphne, who is “prone to danger,” and bright, tomboyish Velma. Scrappy-Doo, Scooby’s rude nephew, later joined them.
When did the original Scooby-Doo make its debut?
The first Scooby-Doo show came out in 1969 and was a big hit. The idea for the show came from CBS TV executive Fred Silverman, who worked with Joe Ruby and Ken Spears to make it.
When was the first live-action Scooby-Doo film released?
Scooby was computer-animated in the first live-action Scooby-Doo movie, which came out in 2002. The name of it was Scooby-Doo.
Who is Scooby Doo’s owner?
Warner Bros, which is part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia group, owns Scooby-Doo and all the other shows created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1960s and 1970s. Since late July, Warner Bros has been counting down 50 Days of Scooby, which ends today with the official anniversary.
How old is Shaggy from Scooby Doo?
(1969) by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, which told things about the Scooby-Doo characters’ ages, parents, and home/school lives never shown in the original show. In the original series bible written by Ruby and Spears, Fred and Shaggy are both 17, Daphne is 16, and Velma is 15.
Scooby Doo fans rejoice! The beloved animated franchise is set to return in 2022 with an all-new movie. While details are scarce at the moment, we do know that the film will feature a new cast of characters. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming Scooby Doo movie.
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