Scooby Facts: A Guide to the Scooby-Doo Mystery Gang

04 May 2016

We dread to think what kind of ghouls, ghosts, and monsters (or at least people dressed up as them) would be roaming around if it wasn’t for the mystery solving skills of this bunch.

Whether you’ve got a haunted mansion, a creepy abandoned fairground or a longstanding mystery about some hidden treasure – these are the guys to call. Now the Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! is back for a brand new set of adventures, solving clues and running up and down corridors. But who are these meddling kids? We take off their masks to reveal the real Scooby Gang.

Fred - Scooby-Doo

Full name: Fred Jones
Job: The Leader

The man with the plan and the square jawed leader of the gang. Fred’s aim in life is to become the world’s greatest detective. He loves tracking down clues, coming up with elaborate monster catching schemes, and adding new gadgets to the Mystery Machine. Of course, that’s in between sorting out squabbles between the rest of the gang and keeping them from getting distracted!

Daphne - Scooby-Doo

Full name: 
 Daphne Anne Blake
Job: The Heart

At first glance you might think Daphne is only part of the gang because of her good looks. She’s wide eyed, from a prestigious finishing school and seems to have a gravitational pull for peril. However, her unshakeable optimism and slightly sideways way of looking at the world are invaluable to the gang. Daphne helps them to see not just the vital clue to the latest mystery, but also the things in themselves that make them such a great team.

Velma - Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!

Full name:
 Velma Dinkley
Job: The Brains

There’s no doubt that when it comes to knowledge, Velma is the power house of the team. What information she doesn't already hold inside her massive brain she can easily find with a few taps on a computer keyboard or a bit of time inside a decent library. The only thing she doesn't seem to understand sometimes is other people…

Shaggy - Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!

Shaggy and Scooby
Full names: Shaggy Rogers and Scooby Doo
Job: The Appetite

It might sound like an unusual choice for this man and his dog to travel round the country solving paranormal mysteries. Shaggy and Scooby share a level of cowardice that will have them hiding in the bins at even the mention of the word ‘ghost’ and you might wonder if they would be much happier somewhere a long way away from any mysteries that had an all you can eat buffet.


But while these two will often be running away from danger and towards the nearest snacks, their bumbling has a mysterious habit of taking them exactly where the team need to be.  And while they might complain, they’re always willing to go along with Fred’s latest plan.

The Mystery Machine
Full name: The Mystery Machine
Job: The Wheels

This technicolor, ever so slightly hippy-ish van is the way the gang get from mystery to mystery. It might not look like much, but Fred has made various “improvements” since he first got the machine. In a push of a button it can take to the skies or dive under water, or sprout any number of oddly appropriate gadgets. It truly is the sixth member of the team.

Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! - Velma

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