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Daphne Blake
Daphne Blake
Vital Statistics
Alias Miss Blake[Note 1]
Nickname(s) Daph; Danger-prone Daphne
Species Human
Gender Female
Hair color Red
Eye color Black
Other Statistics
Occupation Amateur sleuth (for other jobs, see below)
Affiliation Mystery Inc.; Scooby-Doo Detective Agency (formerly)
Family Nedley Blake (father); Elizabeth Blake (mother)
Production Details
First appearance SDWAY: What a Night for a Knight
Played by Grey DeLisle (for previous actors, see below)

Daphne Blake[1] is the fashion-loving member of Mystery Inc.. Daphne's characteristic trait in the gang is her tendency to get into danger, hence earning the nickname "Danger-prone Daphne".

Physical appearance

Daphne is an attractive young woman with an hour glass figure and shoulder-length red hair. Her most worn outfit consists of a purple top, dress, headband (which she uses to keep her hair from falling in front of her eyes), pink pantyhose, and purple shoes, accessorized by a green scarf.

Personality

While not as smart as Velma Dinkley, Daphne would always solve her problems in a different way. She later became more confident and started playing a more active role as time went on,[Note 2], having learnt self defense.[2][3]

In junior high, Daphne was more vain and fashion sensitive, likely to stop in the middle of investigating due to a dirt patch on her clothes, than being afraid of ghosts (which she had a strong disbelief in). She would commonly call upon her butler, Jenkins, to do various tasks, such as ridding her of people, beating a monster up, etc.

Skills and abilities

Daphne has displayed many abilities, such as having a black belt in Karate; she can use different kinds of. She can use her make-up acessories to open locked doors and cages [4] she is very flexible, and can think quickly during a fight. Also, she is very good at surfing.[5][6][7] She's an amateur musician, playing both the piano[8] and being able to sing.[9]

History

Animated history

Main article: Daphne Blake/animated history

Comic history

Main article: Daphne Blake/biographical account of comic appearances

Novel history

Main article: Daphne Blake/biographical account of novel appearances

Video game history

Main article: Daphne Blake/biographical account of video game appearances

Appearances

Family and relatives

For a complete list of Daphne's family members, look here. For other relatives, look here.

Romantic interests

There have been several instances where Daphne has noticed and gained the attention of the opposite sex, which seems to be on a frequent basis these days.

Occupation

Despite her family's extravagantly rich background, she chooses to life independent of that wealth in her adolescence, having the same money prblems that the rest of the gang do.

Additionally, when she was younger, her father put her in charge of his arcade, (APNSD: Horror of the Haunted Hairpiece) while in her adolescence, she and Fred formed a singing duo to compete in Talent Star. (Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright)

Notes/trivia

Behind-the-scenes

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Voices of Daphne

Daphne was voiced in the first season (1969-70) of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! by Indira Stefanianna Christopherson. When Christopherson married in 1970, Heather North assumed her role. North continued to voice Daphne until 1980, when Daphne was dropped from the series.

Daphne returned to Scooby-Doo with The All-New Scooby and Happy-Puppy Hour Show in 1983, and North resumed her role as voice actress until Scooby-Doo was cancelled in 1986. North returned to play Daphne in the Johnny Bravo-Scooby Doo crossover episode before taking leave again. She returned once again to play Daphne in Scooby-Doo! And The Legend Of The Vampire and Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico before leaving for good. Kellie Martin voiced the junior-high school aged Daphne in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo from 1988 until 1991. Recent voice actresses have included the late Mary Kay Bergman (1998-2000) and Grey DeLisle (2001-current).

In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Shaden Abu Dehn Arabic Current
Julia Haacke German Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire, Aloha, Scooby-Doo!
Paola Quattrini Italian Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Scooby Goes Hollywood; original, former
Domitilla D'Amico What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King, Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword, Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo, Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare, Scooby-Doo! Legend Of The Phantosaur, Big Top Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon, Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright, Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!, Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games, Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays, Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Scarecrow, Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace; current
Jasmine Laurenti Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island, Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire, Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico, Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster, Aloha, Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?; former
Rossella Acerbo The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders, Bravo Dooby-Doo; former
Laura Boccanera The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries; former
Emanuela Fallini The Scooby-Doo Show; former
Simona Ramieri Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo; former
Stella Musy A Pup Named Scooby-Doo; former
Trine Svensen Norwegian The Scooby-Doo Show (season 1 and 2), The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island
Guri Schanke The Scooby-Doo Show (season 3), A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Scooby Goes Hollywood
Hanne Dancke Arnesen Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
Agnes Fasting Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost
Beata Jankowska-Tzimas Polish Since the 90s
Lena Ericsson Swedish Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island, Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase
Elin Abelin Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire

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See also

Footnotes

  1. Jenkins, APNSD
  2. a result of changing attitudes towards women during the 1970s and 1980s

References

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