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The characters in this Scooby Doo series are different in personality than long time fans are familiar with. Huge spoilers ahead.
- Big Damn Heroes: In episode 10.
- Big Eater: In episode 23, Scooby says his stomach needs a stomach.
- Big Friendly Dog
- The Big Guy
- Brain Bleach: In episode 8 after witnessing the "secret pirate".
Scooby: My brain needs a shower.
- Butt Monkey: More than Shaggy in this series.
- Catch Phrase: "Scooby Dooby Doo!", as usual
- And taken into a Badass extreme when he uses it to punctuate his quest to bring the gang back together to stop Pericles.
- Clear My Name: Went through this in episode 10.
- Companion Cube: Scooby uses Shaggy's old ventriloquist dummy to replace Shaggy as a best friend. It's no longer seen at the end of episode 7.
- Cowardly Lion
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- A Day in the Limelight: "Where Walks Aphrodite", if only for the first two acts.
- Don't forget him taking charge in "Mystery Solvers Club States Finals"!
- Deadpan Snarker: Surprisingly.
Shaggy: I can sure go for a big stack covered with clams and syrup at the Clam Cabin. Right, Scoob?
Scooby-Doo: Choke on it.
- Determinator: If his ending phrase to Pericles isn't this, then what is? He's promising to the bird that he'll get the gang back together to stop him.
- Dog Scorned
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Supine.
- It Has Been an Honor: In episode 5, when Scooby and Shaggy are moments away from impending doom at the hands of spookified children.
Scooby: Goodbye Shaggy. You were a dog's best friend.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Scooby is the same Lovable Coward he always was, but if you're trying to kill his friends, he will murder you with a forklift.
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Shaggy.
- Out of Focus: More focus so far has been going into pulling out the human cast from their "traditional" characterizations, so Scooby hasn't been in the spotlight as much. However, Season Two may be entire focused on him, trying to bring the gang back together and to hunt down Pericles.
- Plucky Comic Relief: He seems to be taking this role recently.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In episode 10. "PLAY DEAD!" Granted, he said it to a robot, but still, Scoob was all business as he delivered the final blow.
- Speech-Impaired Animal: Your Trope Codifier at work. Arguably upgraded to Talking Animal, as he tends to speak in much longer sentences and no longer begins each word with an "R" sound.
- In Episode 20, Velma reminds him that he's next to impossible to understand on the phone.
- Skyward Scream: In episode 8.
Scooby: Where's my Raggy!?
- Stealth Insult:
- "Freddie. You're a special boy."
- After forgiving Shaggy, Scooby tells him "You're the only dummy for me."
- At the end of episode eighteen:
Barty Blake: "Fred Jones, you buffoon!!"
Scooby: "Yeah. Buffoon."
- Team Pet
- Took a Level In Badass: Like Shaggy, he steps up and takes action more often.
- Took a Level In Jerkass: During the height of the "love triangle" between him, Shaggy, and Velma.
- Unwitting Pawn: Episode 16 has him get hoodwinked into helping Professor Pericles steal a treasure so he can stop a lesser deluded maniac.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Shaggy sees Scooby as not just a dog, but his best friend. Which leads to problems...
Norville "Shaggy" Rogers
Voice Actor: Matthew Lillard
- Ask a Stupid Question: Shaggy does this all the time, though he did provide the sarcastic answer once:
Velma: What kind of Man Crab needs to use stairs to get under the volleyball tournament?
Shaggy: One that's industrious and has a degree in engineering?
- Big Eater: As usual.
- Break the Cutie: If it's anything to go by, military camp will do that to him.
- There is word that Shaggy will be shaved bald when he gets to military camp, and it will become the butt of jokes.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: But less than Scooby actually.
- Disguised in Drag: Velma points out that Fruitmeyer's is currently hiring female servers, which gives the gang an opportunity to put people on the inside and investigate the place. Cut immediately to Shaggy and Scooby poorly disguised as women in Fruitmeyer's uniforms. When Shaggy questions why he and Scooby are dressed as girls when the gang already has two girls in it, Daphne gives a very good reason - she and Velma refused.
- Dumbass Has a Point: was the first to notice that the greenish coccoon-stuff from episode one was Fruitmeyers.
- Embarrassing First Name: Norville.
- Erudite Stoner: G-rated version.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic.
- Friend Versus Lover: Caught between Scooby and Velma, mainly because he used the idea that Scooby wouldn't approve to avoid letting the others know they were dating. Shaggy tried to take Velma to the prom without telling Scooby first, leaving Scooby behind. Eventually, he caught them alone, accusing Shaggy of "cheating on him". It went downhill from there. In episode 10, he chooses Scooby. Velma, of course, is pissed.
- Shaggy tries to get back with Velma, and she seems to reciprocate before eventually telling him she no longer feels that way about him.
- Heterosexual Life Partners: With Scooby. And boy, did the decision break Velma's heart.
- His parents want to separate the two now; if we take the 'farm' comment though, just how long are they going to be separated?
- Impossibly Cool Clothes: Severely averted in episode 5 by the tight pants Velma bought for Shaggy and insists he wears. He could barely walk in them, let alone look good in them. He goes back to his oversized pants at the end.
Shaggy: Shaggy likes it baggy!
- The Lancer
- Like Is, Like, a Comma:
- Episode 5 lampshades this with Velma making him or someone else pinch him with a wristband every time he does it.
- Harlan Ellison chews him out for it in episode 12.
Ellison: What if "like", like, were used, like, in its proper grammatical form and not, like, a conversational pause, like every third, like word?
- Look a Distraction: Pulls this on Scooby and Velma in episode 9 when they have him cornered with a Friend Versus Lover shake-down.
- Lovable Coward
- Plucky Comic Relief: Now that the Velma/Shaggy/Scooby Love Triangle is over, he has taken this role along with Scooby.
- Raised By A Large Great Dane Mix: If his parents' attitude toward him is any indication, he was probably raised more by Scooby than his parents.
- Took a Level In Badass: While still cowardly, Shaggy has stepped up more than he has in previous series.
Voice Actor: Mindy Cohn
- Berserk Button: Don't tell her you don't want to go to prom with her. Or choose your best friend/dog over her.
- Break the Cutie: Episode 26 was probably the start of a long road of pain that Velma's gonna have to endure for her actions.
- Characterization Marches On: Velma has a more... forceful personality. Her relationship with Scooby has also done a 180. In the past, they had tremendous teamwork chemistry. Now, however, the two got caught up in a bitter Friend Versus Lover feud over Shaggy.
- In the second half of the first season, her forcefulness and bitterness toward Scooby were greatly reduced.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Shaggy.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Hair Decorations: Velma now has small side hairbows.
- Friend Versus Lover: With Shaggy vs. Scooby, and Velma suffered the ignominy of losing her romantic interest to his dog.
- Late in season 1, Shaggy comes back around to showing romantic interest in Velma. She seems to reciprocate at first, then tells him she no longer feels that way and hopes they can still be friends. The following episode, she says she "sent him back to his dog," implying that she may very well still feel romantic feelings for Shaggy, but is afraid she'll give into them, only to be dumped for Scooby a second time.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric.
- Hollywood Nerd
- I Wish It Were Real: In episode 20, she became friends with a mermaid. Or rather it was a professional swimmer disguised as a mermaid. She then quips that she wished that the supernatural stuff was real.
- Magic Skirt: Usually, but averted in episode 4 - Velma has to hold her skirt down, denying a Panty Shot, after she gets catapulted into the air by the Man Crab.
- Meganekko: It helps that this version is quite different than past ones. In past incarnations, Velma was a kinda pudgy, Hollywood Ugly stereotypical nerd. This Velma, however, is quite svelte, while keeping the bust & butt, much cuter, and apparently has a libido to match Shaggy's appetite.
- Nerds Are Sexy
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: You know that whole thing about keeping Angel's identity a secret? Well, remember your line of 'I guess we're not a team anymore' in episode 11? Well, you called it, kiddo!
- Poor Communication Kills: Well, holding onto the identity of a former Mystery Inc. member wasn't the brightest idea you had. Many of your friends are pretty much pissed off at you now!
- Secret Keeper: Kept Angel/Cassidy's real identity secret, and got everyone hating her for it.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Seen in episode 17; when she, Scooby and Shaggy are in a trap, it states that only the smartest of the group could get out. Velma assumes it's her... until we see that the one who created the trap isn't seeing 'Cassidy' as the smartest; it's 'Pericles'! (Scooby). Velma tries to hide the fact that she made an error once they're free.
- The Smart Girl
- Teen Genius: Of course.
- Took a Level In Jerkass: In the first half of the first season, she gets better in the second half.
- Tsundere: Very much. One scene has a quick glimpse of her as a borderline Yandere.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Chewed out by Daphne after Fred is going to leave to find his parents and breaks up Mystery Inc. because of her hiding the fact that she knew who Angel was all along.
- Woman Scorned: When Shaggy tries backing out of going to the prom, Velma gets so mad that she kicks down, not one, but two tombstones.
- You Called Me "X" - It Must Be Serious: You know Velma's really pissed at Shaggy when, in episode 11, she calls him by his proper name.
Velma: (coldly and abruptly) Goodnight, Norville.
Fred "Freddie" Jones
- Break the Cutie: Oh poor Fred, you can't help but want to hug him after what Mayor Jones revealed in episode 26.
- It Gets Worse: The entirety of the season 2 premiere. That is all.
- Calling the Old Man Out: Does to this to Mayor Jones in the last episode, pointing out that he ruined the lives of the original Mystery Inc., framed Professor Pericles for a crime he didn't actually commit, stole Fred from his birth parents, lied to him for his ENTIRE LIFE, and pretty much manipulated everything all for a treasure that might not even exist.
- Characterization Marches On: Freddy has regained a lot of his ditzyness from A Pup Named Scooby Doo and is now a complete Chaste Hero. Poor Daphne.
- Chaste Hero: Later becomes a Celibate Hero.
- Made ever-so-evident in episode 17 after Fred pulls Daphne from Danny Darrow's swimming pool trap. She needs artificial respiration and is expecting mouth-to-mouth. He presses on her stomach instead.
- In episode 24 however, the two kiss and are going to be engaged.
- Scratch the 'are' and make it 'were' now since Fred is off to find his real parents.
- And now let's say goodbye to this pairing as of the season 2 premiere.
- Character Exaggeration: Fred used to always build the traps. This Fred is trap obsessed! He has gone on record saying "For trap's sake", meaning his obsession is either religious, sexual, or, god willing, both.
- Collector of the Strange: Fred's almost fetishistic obsession with traps extends to his decor. He has an open Bear Trap sitting on the floor of his bedroom.
- Crazy Prepared: He has made insane customizations to the Mystery Machine, and has even booby-trapped all of his friends' houses in case a monster strikes.
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud?:
- Fred yells this during his Heroic BSOD in episode 4 after he blurts out that Daphne's voice sounds as "sweet and perfect as a trap snapping shut on a criminal".
- Again in episode 13. Daphne overhears him call the biology teacher, whom they think is behind the cicada attacks, a "girlfriend stealer".
- Zig-zagged in episode 15 after Daphne kisses him:
Fred: She digs me! She digs me!!! SHE!! DIGS!! MEEEEE!!!!
- Ditzy Genius / Genius Ditz: As usual, Fred, though he keeps a closer balance between brilliant but oblivious, a la What's New Scooby Doo, and a moron with a few smart areas, a la A Pup Named Scooby Doo, than ever before.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic.
- Genre Savvy: Has his moments, such as when its revealed he has all his friends houses booby-trapped to protect from monsters or how he gives the disc to Shaggy and Scooby in episode 21 because no one would suspect them of carrying anything important...but then THAT was discovered by Angel...
- The Hero
- Heroic BSOD:
- Has one after he thinks his meddling got Professor Rockelow attacked by the monster. Played for Laughs.
- An even more devastating one occurs during episode 4, when he believes his latest trap has led to Daphne being hurt. Also Played for Laughs.
- Yet another in episode 7 after his trap fails and Daphne is kidnapped. Again.
- The reveal of who he really is in episode 26; this time NOT played for laughs
- I Am Who?: The Heroic BSOD in episode 26 should explain this.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Fred isn't so much about the justice as the traps, but that chin certainly fits the trope.
- Danny Darrow calls him "Mr. Perfect Big-Chin Man" to which Daphne asks if they've met.
- It came from his father Brad from Mystery Inc.
- Danny Darrow calls him "Mr. Perfect Big-Chin Man" to which Daphne asks if they've met.
- Leaving You To Find My Real Parents
- Let's Get Dangerous: Fred in episode 26 is far more focused and serious than he is for most of the series.
- Missing Mom: Who's either dead or divorced from Mayor Jones.
- Episode 23 has Fred waxing emotional after seeing a picture of his mom, whom Shaggy said disappeared when Fred was very young.
- Episode 26 shows that he's really NOT the mayor's son as the picture is from a magazine! He's really the son of Brad and Judy of the original Mystery Inc.
- Nameless Narrative: in his episode 26 backstory, he is only called a "baby boy", so he is now a character with no real name known.
- Oblivious to Love: Initially Fred didn't seem to pick up that Daphne is flirting with him, now he's actively in denial about it. ( Jossed as of episode 24.)
- He's in love alright, but he's holding the engagement while he finds his real parents.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Later episodes show he's not quite as oblivious as he leads the viewer on to be. He even becomes a Clingy Jealous Boy at times.
- Lampshaded in episode 23: Fred has a multi-page list of everything Daphne does, and in his sleep he mumbles Daphne's name and "traps" in the same sentence.
- Pungeon Master: In "Howl of the Fright Hound" with a series of dog puns. He even explains his "flea" pun after capturing the robot dog. Daphne implores him to stop.
- The Reveal: He's really not the Mayor's son, to begin with.
- Shout-Out: In season 2, it is revealed that Fred's appearance and demeanor will mirror that of Tom Hanks in "Cast Away."
- Standardized Leader: Averted!
- Tastes Like Feet: Fred sniffs a bookbag in episode 12, and declares that it smells like "a baboon smoking a cigar while bathing in a bath of moldy tuna and curdled ranch dressing".
- Tin Man: Fred thinks that real men don't have feelings, and is very confused by the fact he does, in fact, have feelings... for traps... and Daphne.
- Episode 23 shows that Fred is probably controlling of Daphne because his mom disappeared and he's afraid Daphne could as well. Daphne assures him it's not happening.
- Episode 24: After Fred's dad declines to thank him for solving the mystery, a disconsolate Fred finds consolation in the only person he believes understands him--Daphne. So much so that he proposes marriage to her after they graduate. She accepts and the two have their first real kiss.
- But now...the engagement's off thanks to the Mayor revealing that he isn't Fred's dad.
- Trap Master
- Episode 17 had him pitted against another villainous Trap Master, in which he treated him as if he were the ultimate rival. Which leads to a a great moment when they start discussing different types of traps.
- Was It All a Lie?: Fred to Mayor Jones about his past. Poor him...
- "Well Done, Son" Guy: which makes sense, because...
- You're Not My Father: Mayor Jones really ISN'T Fred's biological father. Brad and Judy, two of the original Mystery Incorporated members, are his real parents. He was NOT happy.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her Hex Girl outfit.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished:
- Averted in episode 2, when she demonstrates that the alligator products are fake by invoking her allergies to synthetic animal skins. We're given a good long look at huge red pustules all along her arm.
- And averted even harder in episode 4, when we're shown a flashback to her sister's wedding and her allergic reaction to shellfish It wasn't pretty.
- Also averted when Fred's ejection seat throws her out of the Mystery Machine. Her bruised face shows how she landed.
- Big Eater: In episode 19, she's seen eating as much as Scooby and Shaggy due to her dinner date with Fred canceled after waiting 2 hours for a booth.
- Break the Cutie: Episode 26. She is absolutely devastated when Fred cancels their engagement.
- The Chick
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Fred.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Sometimes.
Daphne: Is she trying to tell me that Alice May is the enemy and that Fred is pinned down on the beach and that I can't get up until he's safe! Or is Fred the beach and I'm the one pinned down? Or are we both the beach? It doesn't matter because I understand! ... I think.
- Composite Character: Being most like the first show's version, but more clever and resourceful, like her later incarnations.
- Distressed Damsel: Less so this time around.
- Hair Decorations: Still has her Alice band.
- Exact Eavesdropping: Because she's tied up above him, Daphne overhears Fred expressing frustration about his feelings toward her and how he wishes he didn't care so much about her. After she falls from her captivity, she misses his realization that he does love her.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine.
- Genre Blind: One moment in episode 7 where, when a book drops off the shelf mysteriously, she puts it back instead of reading it. Then it keeps flying out, once with enough force to bounce off the previous shelf, and the mysterious Trickster Mentor (probably Mister. E) lampshades it by saying "Oh, for crying out loud..."
- Magic Skirt: In her Hex Girls outfit.
- Metaphorgotten: Seems to be a common problem with Daphne.
Daphne's Mom: Why settle for ground beef when you can have a nice prime rib?
Daphne: But I don't even like meat! I like vegetables... like Fred.
- Ms. Fanservice: Spends most of episode 4 in a bikini, and there's a scene where Velma rubs suntan lotion on her back. Her Hex Girl outfit in Episode 7 is also very revealing as is her nightie in Episode 15, when the gang and Sheriff Stone are in her bedroom.
- Non-Singing Voice: Averted hard, as seen in episode 7. Anyone who's seen "Mayhem of the Music Meister" knows how well Daphne's voice actress sings.
- Noodle Incident: She has many to tell concerning her family. The latest is that her sister Dawn tried to train chickens to spell her name as part of an engagement announcement.
- Purple Eyes: Matching her dress.
- Redheaded Heroine
- Self-Induced Allergic Reaction: Daphne does this to check the quality of gator goods as fake animal skins make her break out.
- Shaggy Search Technique: Pulls this off in episode 8.
- Tastes Like Feet: Daphne describes a book as smelling like "old clam chowder being gargled by a seal".
- Team Mom: She may not be the most grounded, but she is the most compassionate.
- That Girl Is Dead: Daphne pulls a temporary version, directed at Fred, when she takes the name Crush for her short stint with the Hex Girls. Naturally lost on Fred.
- Took a Level In Jerkass: If it's any indication at the end of chapter 26, she'll be this to Velma. And totally justified due to what happened in the last few episodes.
- She also did this in Episode Six, where she becomes 'Crush' in the Hex Girls. She even goes as far to write a song about how she just can't wait for Fred. She's back to normal in the next episode, though.
- The Unfavorite: She seems to be this to her parents, who expect her to live up to her successful quadruplet (or is it quintuplet?) older sisters. When she balks at going to the same college where they all graduated before age 13, her mother tells her to her face she wishes Daphne had been a boy.
- Woman Scorned: Subverted. She and Fred were about to be married after graduating, but now Fred's called off the wedding so he can search for his parents alone. She's not happy about this.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Wow! Daphne's gonna get married to Fred after graduating! Oh wait, no she's not thanks to Mayor Jones revealing the truth and Fred leaving off to parts unknown.
- Zettai Ryouiki: In her Hex Girl outfit. Seemed to be a solid Grade A, too.
Mayor Fred Jones Sr.
Voice Actor: Gary Cole
- Becoming the Mask: Even though he originally kidnapped Freddy as a hostage against his real parents, he seems to have grown to love the kid in the years of pretending to be his father, enough to save Freddy's life at the cost of being captured. However, given his character, it's hard to believe he may not have alternate reasons for doing so.
- Big Bad: Revealed to be the main villain of season 1 when it comes out that he was responsible for the disappearance of the original Mystery Inc., and thus the entire plot. He's also been manipulating the present Mystery Inc. to try and find the treasure as well.
- Characterization Marches On: In the first few episodes, he seems to be a fairly neglectful parent like all the other kids' parents. But halfway through the first season, we gradually see his true colors - a massive dick who takes glee in putting his own son and his friends and possibly others at risk just to make a profit off the monster mystery exhibits.
- He was even a jerkass when he was younger to begin with; he even took little Fred away from his parents!
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He helped Mystery Inc. solve the mystery of the Planispheric Map, but then backstabbed them by becoming the Freak and threatened to place a curse on them. At the same time, he teamed up with Pericles to take it all for himself then backstabbed Pericles and placed him in the asylum!
- Create Your Own Villain: Surprisingly averted, despite betraying and scarring Professor Pericles, the two only come into conflict over the disk. Pericles hasn't bothered to seek revenge for the betrayal and largly ignores him until he takes his disk piece.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He got a scholarship to Darrow University and was drawn to the legend of the treasure. Met up with the old Mystery Inc. who had the map and then became the Freak of Crystal Cove to stop them. He made a deal with Pericles to go after the treasure together, and then backstabbed him, taking him into the asylum. 2 years after the old Mystery Inc. split up, he took Brad and Judy's son away from them stating that he'd take care of them. Cut to 17 years to the future and said son is Fred Jones Jr and he's mayor and no one's the wiser. Truly the most evil of all characters of this show, at least for now
- Gosh Dang It to Heck: He constantly uses absurd oaths instead of swearing. This is likely because of his Obfuscating Stupidity act. He chooses his speech patterns to fit the character he is playing. "Me prefer Freak.".
- Greed: Wanted that Spanish treasure all to himself and thus caused all of the events for the past 20 years.
- Hidden Depths: In episode 21, he's searching for something, one of those which includes the Cursed Treasure piece the gang recovered from Danny Darrow...
- In episode 23, he has one of the treasure pieces--or as Professor Pericles called it the Planispheric Map Piece--that he stole from Pericles himself. He's denying it however.
- He knew the members cause he became the Freak and wanted the treasure for himself. He even made a deal with Pericles and then backstabbed them. Oh and what makes him so evil? He snatched Brad and Judy's son and made him Freddy Jones, Jr.
- I Want Grandkids: He never says this to Freddie, but he does lament something similar to Sheriff Stone while watching Freddie and Daphne's abysmal second date.
"It'll be a miracle if I ever see any grandkids."
- He won't since his son really isn't his son.
- I Wish It Were Real: He's often disappointed that the monsters aren't real.
- Jerkass: He is willing to let "spookified" children remain untreated, possibly remaining monsters forever, just for the sake of tourism. This isn't even the worst thing he does for said tourism.
- His cruelty and lack of concern for the safety of his own son borders on him being an actual villain at times.
- And taking the baby away from his parents and feeding him lie after lie pushes him off the deep end INTO actual villian territory.
- Knight of Cerebus: As The Freak of Crystal Cove.
- Mayor Pain
- Name's the Same: His name is Fred Jones Sr., but often referred to as Mayor Jones.
- Obviously Evil: In hindsight - it's easy to see he was a jerk, but the reveal is just how much.
- Parental Neglect: Easily the worst of the kids' parents. Even more so when episode 26 came around
- Pet the Dog: He did so much damage in the series to become irredeemable, but when Fred was about to fall off a cliff, he saved him from falling. However, since Fred was the only thing protecting him from Brad and Judy, his motives may not be as selfless as they seem.
- Scooby-Doo Hoax: In episode 26, played the Freak of Crystal Cove. Poor Freddie Jones Jr.
- Seventies Hair
- Suit with Vested Interests
- Teen Genius: He got a scholarship to Darrow University and thus set the wheels in motion to find Mystery Inc.
Voice Actor: Udo Kier
- Affably Evil
- Asshole Victim: It's hard to feel too bad about him being imprisoned for 20 years after learning what he did to his friends...
- Badass Boast: "I am the smartest criminal parrot in the world! You think I wouldn't have a backup plan!? Hahahahaha!"
- Big Bad: As part of a Big Bad Ensemble with Mayor Jones for season one, being a much more direct version of this trope than his fellow Big Bad, causing direct problems for the gang most of the time and was part of how it all started when he betrayed the original Mystery Inc. to side with Mayor Jones. And now Mayor Jones has been revealed and dealt with, Pericles seems set up to be the Big Bad of season 2 and possibly the series as a whole.
- Big Eater: Implied with the flashback in episode 25.
"It was just a possum. Mmmmm, delicious!"
- Not to mention the sunflower seed business in episode 23.
"What can I say? A bird's got to eat!"
- The Chessmaster: Distracted the gang in "Where Walks Aphrodite" to get tools he needed to find a treasure buried underneath Crystal Cove.
- Compelling Voice: Possibly to the point of Reality Warper. How else would Officer Johnson's hand and taser become "mysteriously" duct-taped together... without anybody else noticing?!
- Evil Counterpart: To Scooby Doo...
- Also to Velma. He was his team's Smart Guy, he has a bloated opinion of his own intelligence, and he partially engineered the breakup of his group, albeit on purpose while Velma did it on accident.
- Face Heel Turn: Betrayed his gang for the treasure and made a deal with Mayor Jones.
- Feathered Fiend: Type D. Remember the cute little parrot in the picture? Yeah, he's about tripled in size over the years.
- Friendly Enemy: Doesn't actually hate the new Mystery Inc and actually helps them several times, of course this is because it also helps him. In fact, the few times he actually comes into conflict with them, he's not actually targeting them, he's targeting Fred's dad. Still the gang treats him like an enemy.
- Hannibal Lecture: The gang gets one from him in "Howl of the Fright Hound".
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Command and Conquer fans might recognise him as Yuri.
- Intellectual Animal
- Knight of Cerebus: Episodes where he's involved are inevitably more serious.
- Manipulative Bastard: He spent Episode 16 duping Scooby into helping him find the map for a cursed treasure.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He knew full well about the treasure but played dumb to manipulate the original Mystery Inc into finding the pieces for him. He then intended to betray them but Mayor Jones betrayed him first, leaving him with a scar.
- Polly Wants a Microphone
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: A non-fatal version. After he's finished helpping betray the original Mystery Inc., he outlived his usefulness to Mayor Jones. Jones then knocked him out, scarred his eye, and locked him up in an insane asylum for 20 years.
- Scars Are Forever: Was given to him by Mayor Jones.
- Scooby-Doo Hoax: In Episode 23
- Talking Animal
- Team Pet: For the old Mystery Incorporated. Specifically he belonged to Ricky Owens/Mr. E.
- Token Evil Teammate: For the old Mystery Inc. Made especially clear in the finale. He betrayed them and worked with Mayor Jones to blackmail their families so that he could get a treasure.
Voice Actor: Hynden Walch
- The Bus Came Back: Came back in episode 25 as part of Mr. E's plan to get Pericles out into the open.
- Dark Action Girl: In episode 25
- Daddy's Little Villain: Alice May/Carlswell, daughter of The Creeper.... except not, as it's revealed this is actually a lie orchestrated by Mr. E. to get an old yearbook
- Expy: Looks alot like Gwen Stacy.
- Latex Perfection: Even more than usual; in the intro to "The Legend of Alice May", Alice is apparently wearing a mask of her face over a Ghost Girl mask over her actual face.
- White-Haired Pretty Girl
- Covered in Slime: The Slime Mutant. The radioactivity of said slime borders on I Love Nuclear Power.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: A few of them. The Phantom of Episode 7, for example, decides to skip the Scooby-Dooby Doors chase and instead sets fire to the trailer Scooby and Shaggy are in.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Many are guilty of this, particularly the villain from episode 10.
"I saw how you picked on my son, so I did what any mother would do! I BUILT A ROBOT DOG TO DESTROY YOU!!"
- Eldritch Abomination: Char Gar Gothacon
- Evil Plan: And some of the most ridiculous, overly complicated ones you've ever heard at that. It's lampshaded of course.
"I made a Wild Brood costume of my own! Form that point on, all I had to do was steal a rocket launcher, grab someone to hack a computer to divert the train, reroute said train, board the train from a moving motorcycle, defeat the train's security system, blow up the bridge the train was on which would cause the Swordfish consoles on board to be destroyed in a massive trainwreck, ruining your careers, and hopefully giving rise to my own in the process! Simple!"
Shaggy: "........Dude. Seriously?"
- Or the one that says that suing would take too long and then proceeds to list off a plan that rivals Freddy's traps in complexity.
- Giant Enemy Crab: the Man-Crab
- Hammerspace: Obliteratrix. This was lampshaded by Shaggy.
Shaggy: Like, where does she keep getting these weapons?! That outfit has no pockets!
- Haunted Technology: the Ghost Rig, as in tractor-trailer
- Killer Robot: the Frighthound, an Evil Twin of Scooby-Doo!
- Love Goddess: Aphrodite, though her face averts the standard idea of such a being being gorgeous beyond words...
- Magic Music: Que Horrifico uses a pan-flute to "spookify" children, turning them into goblin-like creatures.
- Monster of the Week
- Mysterious Mercenary Pursuer: Obliteratrix.
- Our Gnomes Are Weirder: The Scary Gnome
- Our Mermaids Are Different: We got two here. We got your scary merfolk in the Fish Freaks. We get totally blue skin mermaid with blue-purple hair and white eyes in Amy the Siren.
- Our Orcs Are Different: Notable in that none of the Wild Brood biker-orcs are the villain, but instead it's an imposter trying to frame them.
- Our Vampires Are Different: This one's after a youth serum
- Playing with Fire: Lord Infericus
- Rhymes on a Dime: The Phantom, who also had a slight tendency to play with fire. The rhyming is partially justified, because he is a professional song-writer. Only one of his rhymes was spur-of-the-moment. The others could have been prepared in advance.
- Sibling Rivalry: the red and green Humongonauts
- Trap Master: Danny Darrow in "Escape from Mystery Manor" and also the ONLY villain who wasn't in some sort of costume.
- The Worm That Walks: The Cicada Creature.
Angel Dynamite/Cassidy Williams
Voice Actor: Vivica Fox
- Awesome McCoolname: Her original name is somewhat cool.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Black and Nerdy: Back in her Mystery Inc. days.
- Black Best Friend: She was to Mystery Inc, but with her secret out it'll be a miracle if the gang even wants to hang at the radio station now.
- Disco Dan: Both her outfit and her home stopped aging after The Seventies.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: 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 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.
- Hartman Hips
- Improbable Weapon User: uses Music disks as throwing stars.
- Jive Turkey
- Mission Control
- More Than Meets the Eye: The ending of one of the episodes hinted at this. Episodes 20 and 21 confirm it.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Well Angel, in your promise to protect the kids, you a) broke them up, b) lost their trust and c) are going to have to live with that guilt for the rest of your life.
- Older Sidekick: Hinted to be in her 30s. Would make sense since She was Cassidy Williams 20 years in the past.
- 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...
- The Mole: She is working with Mister E, but claims to side with the current Mystery Inc so she can keep tabs on them.
- 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 basicaly states this to Angel when she comes clean in episode 25.
Sheriff Bronson Stone
- Adult Child: He sleeps in a car-shaped bed for crying out loud!
- Bad Cop, Incompetent Cop:
- At least he arrests the culprits when they're caught by the Scooby Gang... even when he shouldn't.
"Arrest them... even though I have absolutely no jurisdiction here!"
- 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.
- 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.
- Even 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.
- Inspector Javert
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's regularly on the gang's case, but he usually means well.
- ESPECIALLY shown in episode 24; he goes along with the gang's plan to get his job back, but states that he wasn't gonna be any nice to them after that.
- Manly Tears: He sheds one when Mayor Jones fired him.
- And when the Mayor revealed his part of being the Freak of Crystal Cove and the horror he gained in realizing he must arrest his boss.
- 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.
- Somebody Else's Problem: He makes it clear that his job is to turn in criminals, not to catch monsters.
- 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.
- Too Dumb to Live: "I sure hope you've got insurance, Mayor, cause - I WANNA SEE THAT AGAIN!!"
- Was It All a Lie?: Seems really teared up when Mayor Jones spills the beans about being the Freak.
- He probably meant the conspiracy too. Kidnapping carries a high penatly--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 penatly--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.
Mr. E/Ricky Owens
Voice Actor: Lewis Black, Scott Menville as a teenager
- Ambiguously Evil: We don't know enough about his motivations to really determine whether he's an actual villain or not. His total unconcern for the gang's safety (see Omniscient Morality License bellow for an example) suggests he's a Type V Anti-Hero at best, though for all we know he could be something much worse.
- Batman Gambit: The Alice May mystery was staged by Mr. E so that the gang would discover the yearbook with the picture of the original Mystery Inc. and start looking into the real mystery under Crystal Cove.
- Mr. E does it again in Episode 25 -- in order to bait Prof. Pericles, he hires Alice May again to mess with the gang.
- Deus Ex Machina: Half the time Mr. E contacts the kids, it's not to advance his own agenda but to grant them a clue from "on high". Although, considering we know next to nothing about him, it may all be part of an even bigger plan.
- Though with Fridge Brilliance when you realize that if the gang didn't survive/solve the little mysteries, then they wouldn't unravel the big one about Fred Jones Sr being the Freak and taking Fred from Brad and Judy, and Pericles and the disc, and, well, everything! If he hadn't helped, they wouldn't have done what he wanted later.
- Of course, why he would want all that out in the open is still up in the air...
- Evil Plan: Not sure what it is exactly but its driving the Myth Arc.
- Fat Bastard
- Figure It Out Yourself: At one point, Shaggy just asks Mr. E if he could give them a straight answer instead of a weird riddle.
Mr. E: Where's the fun in that?
- Omniscient Morality License: He seems to believe this, considering that he nearly kills the gang with Alice May in order to lure out Professor Pericles.
- Punny Name / Meaningful Name: Well, his pseudonym is this, not his real name.
- The Reveal: In episode 21, we find out that he's Ricky Owens of the original Mystery Inc, and also the former owner of Professor Pericles.
- Revealing Coverup: Threatens the kids over the locket they found, thereby ensuring they'll investigate it. Which was likely what he was going for.
- A more bizarre example is through the messages in Shaggy's bag of chips, despite having no way of knowing if they'd receive them or in what order they'd be found in.
- The Tape Knew You Would Say That:
- Holds a two-way conversation via car radio... when the other party has no discernable microphone.
- Trickster Mentor
- The Voice: Until we see who he really is in episode 21.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: No emails yet, but he apparently knows the gang's phone numbers and addresses.
- He communicated through a computer in episode 15 though.
Voice actor: Richard Mc Gonagle
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's the head of Destroido, which is among other things guilty of using landfill waste as an ingredient for snack products.
- The Dragon: To Mr. E.
- Enigmatic Minion
- Gory Discretion Shot: The last we see of him is him being asked to deliver a message to Mr. E by Professor Pericles. Pericles then confesses he doesn't mean to say anything. Cut to outside the house with Ed screaming.
Voice Actor: John O'Hurley
- Alliterative Name
- Name's the Same/One Steve Limit: Exaggertedly averted; he and his five siblings are all Skipper Shellton.
Vincent Van Ghoul
- Alternate Continuity: When he debuted in 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, he was a powerful sorcerer. Here, he's a famous horror movie actor who's been having trouble finding good roles.
- 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.
- Expy/ShoutOut: To Peter Vincent from the original Fright Night...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.
- 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).
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: This Vincent Van Ghoul is based on the same one from 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, who was based on Vincent Price.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In his movies, not so much in real life.
- Badass Teacher: 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.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Hatecraft is voiced by Jeffrey Combs, who starred in the Re-Animator series, From Beyond, and many other films based on/paying homage to the works of H.P. Lovecraft. He also provided the voice for a certain faceless conspiracy nut and the Master of Fear.
- 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 homage to H.P. Lovecraft.
- And his personal nemesis is a Stephanie Myer 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.
- You Shall Not Pass: Tried this on Obliteratrix, but it fails. At least that's better than what most adults do in the show.