4 Extremely Dark and Chilling Theories About Scooby-Doo

The beloved show Scooby-doo, Where Are You! was aired for the first episode in 1969. Scooby-Doo show has various iterations by using the mystery machine, which was used far and wide to solve harebrained whodunits. In the popular TV show, it is often shown that monsters turn from bad guys in masks to real-life paranormal entities or vice versa.

Scooby-Doo – Main Character


Scooby-Doo is a creepy character. Moreover, its premise is bizarre. It’s no surprise that fans of this TV show have devised several dark Scooby-Doo fan theories that muse how much darker this cartoon could be.

Fan theories 

The range of fan theories relating to Scooby-Doo is from plausible to highly bizarre. Weird stories of Scooby-Doo have strange elements to an already groovy and psychedelic show. Each conspiracy plotted out was sure to make the next viewing show fraught with new interpretations. Scooby-Doo theories will shock you more than discovering a bank-robbing ghost.
Let’s have a quick look at some of the popular fan theories which will shock you!

1) Shaggy the Pothead 

Shaggy & Scooby Doo

Amongst the various fan theories, this long-lasting and high-standing fan theory purports Shaggy as a total pothead. It is shown several times and at several levels. Shaggy is always paranoid about the existence of ghosts. He spends most of his time blabbering to his dog. His personality does relatively fit stereotypical pothead to a T.

2) The Gang Live in Post

Scooby-Doo Gang is almost always creeping around shoddy places like run-down hotels, abandoned theme parks, etc. The villains in the series try to pull off money-making schemes. These are generally intelligent, highly employable people like scientists, entrepreneurs, etc. These theories are laid before people during the Depression when they could not find work in poor economic conditions. Also, it depicts that Shaggy could never afford food for Scooby and himself. Being a vigilante detective does not pay the bills. Instead, the pair almost exclusively lived off of biscuits. If they come across real hot meals, they are filled with enthusiasm because they are usually starving.

 3) Scooby-doo exists in-universe with supernatural entities 

Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island

This theory focuses on the existence of supernatural entities in the Scooby-Doo world. The genuine monsters in “Scooby-Doo! The zombie island” exist in a secluded area and are killed by people. These monsters get sealed in remote locations.

 4) Velma Is a Lesbian

velma a lesbian

This theory suggests that Velma is Lesbian, although the writer put her and Shaggy in a relationship in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. It is observed that Velma gets jealous when Daphne always picks Fred as her number one. She didn’t feel right. Velma does not have any boyfriend. When she gets Shaggy, she feels he is unsuitable as he chooses his dog over her. The given theory gets backed by think pieces written by emerging writers. This theory suggests that Velma might be a lesbian who has not come out of her closet.

Sources- Ranker, Mental floss

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