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Character Analysis

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Grew Up... as a talking Great Danepuppy with his best (human) friend, Norville “Shaggy” Rogers. 

Living... with Shaggy and their friends Fred, Daphne, and Velma. Unlike most dogs, Scooby can stand on two legs and talk, though he tends to put an “r” in front of most words. But mostly, Scooby lives to eat. That’s something he has in common with Shaggy. 

Profession... caninedetective. Well, Scooby rarely handles the actual mystery-solving, but he’s part of Mystery Inc. with his four human friends. Together, they drive around in their “Mystery Machine” van to solve paranormal cases. They are forever running into ghosts, zombies, and other ghouls, though in truth the supposedly supernatural visions usually turn out to be fakes perpetrated by folks who are up to no good. That doesn’t mean Scooby and Shaggy get any less scared by spooky sights.

Interests... eating Scooby snacks. Scooby is often too frightened to take part in crime-solving, so his friends (especially Velma) need to bribe him with Scooby snacks. It never fails.

Relationship Status... single. Scooby doesn’t tend to meet too many other talking dogs.

Challenge... helping solve supernatural mysteries despite the fact that he’s a scaredy-cat. Or a scaredy-dog, anyway. Even so, Scooby is capable of moments of bravery when the chips are really down. He feels satisfaction when yet another busted criminal laments, “I would’ve gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t been for you meddling kids and your pesky dog!”

Personality... easy-going and friendly, but cowardly. It’s hard not to like Scooby. He just wants to eat yummy food and have a good time. Unlike many Great Danes, though, he would make a terrible watchdog. He’s basically afraid of his own shadow – unless, of course, the shadow is holding a Scooby snack. In that case, he’s hungry.


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