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Despite rumours that Velma is a lesbian and in love with Daphne, writers . was set to be a stoner, Velma and Daphne had a side relationship. It was almost inevitable that Daphne, the petite, sexy, bimbo of the gang and Doo while deprived of sleep, noticed some definite clues to their relationship. When pairing off, Fred usually orders "Velma, you go with Shag and Scoob, Daphne will go with me. There are numerous clues to Shaggy and Scooby's dark side. Doo movie, Velma and Daphne were going to have a romantic side plot. Fred and Daphne kiss, and that relationship is so out of nowhere.
Focusing only on the original series, the teenagers are clearly not employed; so, how do they pay for expenses? Feeding Shaggy and Scooby must cost a small fortune! Thankfully, Daphne has a big fortune. Mystery Incorporated's redhead comes from a wealthy family who can afford mansions and butlers. Okay, that makes a lot of sense! Daphne's main role in the team is to act as a bank.
For example, late on, the franchise decided to give Fred a personality besides "leader. She has gone from incompetent to an expert martial artist while securing numerous jobs along the way. While her main profession tends to be journalism, which is often used as an excuse to solve mysteries, Daphne also worked as a fashionista.
At times, it has felt like Scooby-Doo has no clue what to do with Daphne. Could this be on purpose? It is hardly uncommon for a young adult to lack direction.
Could Daphne be one of television's most grounded portrayals of a teenager? That might be stretching it. Sarah Michelle Gellar's version only needs make-up to unlock a cage, while the animated incarnations have pulled off more than their fair share of mesmerizing escapes. If the mystery-solving business dries up, Daphne has all the skills necessary to become a master thief. Considering the villains who populate Scooby-Doo's universe, she would instantly rank among the best of the bunch.
Where did she learn these tricks, anyway? Admittedly, there are tutorials for everything on the internet, but Daphne does not seem like the type of person who would follow a YouTube video on how to pick locks. Could the Blake family be hiding an even darker secret? Gang, it seems we have a mystery on our hands! Following up the fantastic Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, this series decided to go in a more comedic direction. The team is presented as caricatures of themselves and the mysteries serve more as a backdrop for the group's hijinks.
Blake is slightly insane. Daphne is presented as a hyper teenager who desperately wants to experience everything the world has to offer. In every single episode, she obsesses over same mundane activity or trend, before moving on to something else.
Admittedly, this version of Daphne is more than capable of handling herself, but she often gets in the gang's way. At times, Velma refuses to be paired up with her, actively choosing to go with Scooby and Shaggy. Occasionally, Fred even loses his temper since Daphne seems more preoccupied with having a good time than solving the mystery. In comparison with the villains, Shaggy and company might come across as pretty young, but we would hardly call someone in their mids as kids.
Fred drives like a seasoned pro and Daphne dresses like an uptown housewife. How old could they really be? Ready for a shock? She cannot even vote! Fred and Shaggy are only 17; so, technically, there is not a single adult within Mystery Inc. Not only was the show at its peak in the late 60s-early 70s, when drug use was REALLY taking off, but there are some lesser known clues that Cami and I have found during our extensive research. We don't know all the details, but this is how we think it started.
One of the villians that they confronted before the show was even on air gave Shag and Scoob some hallucinogens such as L. D, as well as large doses of marijuana to keep them from catching him. This went on for about a week, until Fred and Daphne, who were "busy" in the Mystery Machine, showed up to help them catch the bad guy. Unfortunately for the gang, Scoob and Shag were already hooked on marijuana.
Velma, being the only really intelligent one of the group, and a science whiz, decided to help her addicted friends out. She went into her laboratory and make up delicious snack cookies called "Scooby Snacks". These were no ordinary cookies, they were laced with pot, and probably some other drug, not known to Cami and I at the time.
You'll notice in the episodes whenever the guys are too scared to do something, Velma says "I'll give you some Scooby Snacks if you do it. Luckily, Velma was allowed back into Mystery Incorporated.
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That much can be taken as fact, but it also feels like a gross understatement. Rather than young adults, Mystery Incorporated's members were still in Junior High, meaning Velma was around years-old. Taking her "smart-girl" persona to its absolute limit, kid Velma designed and created a computer light years ahead of anything that was on the market. Why is the 20th century's greatest mind wasting her time solving mysterious?
NASA could use a Velma. Fred acted as the leader and creator of misguided plans, Daphne filled the damsel-in-distress part, while Shaggy and Scooby brought the humor.
In Velma's case, she usually found clues and solved the mystery, but her intelligence was not presented as the crux of her character. As the years slipped by, Mystery Incorporated started to depend more and more on Velma. There is always a disgruntled real estate owner hiding behind the ghostly mask.
Despite their history, the gang tends to approach any given mystery from the perspective that the monster might actually be real.
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Real estate owners deserve the benefit of the doubt! To be fair, the evidence backed up her claim. In some cases, people discover an inner strength they never knew they possessed, one capable of seeing them through a difficult period. When it comes to Velma, her power manifests in a more literal sense; as, suddenly, the year-old teenager managed to lift like nobody's business! Still, this happens often enough to establish the teenager's prowess as a defining characteristic.
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From the very start, Velma has literally carried Mystery Incorporated. So, what talent has Velma kept hidden? Apparently, Velma is a pretty great singer. She has quite a set of pipes on her, but stage fright derailed Velma's career as a singer.
Thankfully, she knew the words to this particular song. As this was the late '90s, Garofalo would have been the obvious choice for the role, as the comedian even had the character's witty sarcasm down to perfection.
As time would prove, the role went to Linda Cardellini, who did a more than decent job as the iconic teenage sleuth.