Daphne Blake

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This article is about the original incarnation of Daphne Blake. For other incarnations, see Daphne Blake (disambiguation).
Daphne Blake
Nickname(s) Daph; Danger-prone Daphne
Gender Female
Hair color Ginger
Eye color Black
Occupation Amateur sleuth
Affiliation Mystery Inc.; Scooby-Doo Detective Agency (formerly)
Family Nedley Blake (father); Elizabeth Blake (mother)
First appearance SDWAY: What A Night For A Knight
Played by Grey DeLisle

Daphne Blake[1] is the fashion-loving member of Mystery Inc.. Daphne, depicted as coming from a wealthy family, is noted for her red hair, her fashion sense, and her tendency to get into danger, hence earning the nickname "Danger-prone Daphne".

Physical appearance

Young Daphne Pup Named Scooby Doo
Young Daphne in "A Pup Named Scooby Doo"

Daphne is a pretty young woman with shoulder length red hair and blue eyes. Both her dress, headband and shoes are purple as it is her favorite color and has pink tights or pantyhose. During Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, she wears a green ascot. She always knows about fashion, she never wears clothes that don't match, with the exception of when she appeared using one purple shoe with a green one (in the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode, E-Scream, but it wasn't really her). In What's New, Scooby-Doo?, she sometimes uses a green purse that has every kind of thing inside. Even if her clothes change, they stay the color purple.


While not as smart as Velma Dinkley, Daphne would always solve her problems in a different way. The character later became more confident and started playing a more active role as time went on,[2].

Daphne's character is more danger prone in the early Scooby-Doo spinoffs, when the focus of the series briefly shifted to her, Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo, and Shaggy Rogers. This was particularly noteworthy in the spinoff The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.

The version seen in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, depicts a youthful Daphne who would commonly call upon her butler, Jenkins, to do various tasks, such as ridding her of people, beating a monster up, etc. This version was also portrayed as much more fashion-sensitive and yet completely spoiled than the mature Daphne.

Skills and abilities

Daphne has displayed many abilities during the show: she has a black belt in Karate, she can use different kinds of weapons, she can use her make up acessories to open locked doors and cages [3], she is very flexible and can think quickly during a fight as shown in the movies. Also, in the film Aloha Scooby Doo, she is shown to be very good at surfing (although Scooby Doo won the surfing contest unintentionally). She can play the piano. [4]


Family and relatives

Relatives of Daphne shown during the series' run include:


Actresses portraying 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).


  1. TNS&SDS: No Sharking Zone
  2. a result of changing attitudes towards women during the 1970s and 1980s
  3. What's New, Scooby-Doo?
  4. The Diabolical Disc Demon

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