- This article is about the original incarnation of Daphne Blake. For other incarnations, see Daphne Blake (disambiguation).
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.
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.
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  she is very flexible and can think quickly during a fight. Also, she is very good at surfing. She's an amateur musician, playing both the piano and being able to sing.
- Biographical account of animated appearances
- Biographical account of comic appearances
- Biographical account of novel appearances
- Biographical account of video game appearances
Family and relatives
Relatives of Daphne shown during the series' run include:
- Nedley Blake: Daphne's father, the creator of the product Blake's Bubble Bath.
- Elizabeth Blake: Daphne's mother.
- Great-grandpa Blake: He fired his chef Pierre Goulash.
- Uncle Matt: Daphne's paternal uncle, a cattle rancher.
- John Maxwell: Daphne's uncle, a film director.
- Olivia Dervy: Daphne's aunt.
- Jennifer: Daphne's cousin.
- Danica LeBlake: Daphne's French cousin, a famous model.
- Shannon Blake: Daphne's paternal Scottish cousin.
- Uncle John: Film director. He was being haunted by a gladiator ghost whilst filming in the Colosseum.
- According to a quiz on the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Complete 1st and 2nd Seasons DVD boxset, Daphne's father bought the gang the Mystery Machine after tired of taking them around everywhere to solve mysteries. This has never been established in any form of media and the only canon origin given to the Mystery Machine is in the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode, It's Mean, It's Green, It's the Mystery Machine, that it belonged to the Mystery Kids' keyboardist, Flash Flannigan, who died. There's nothing to say he didn't buy it from perhaps the band's manager, but this has never been established.
- As a member of the Blake family, she is likely to get into danger.
- A common goof throughout episodes would be the disappearance of one or more of Daphne's pink tights, replaced with her natural skin color in some stills.
- Due to different animators, Daphne's eye color is completely variable, ranging from black, to blue, to green. Black is the base color used for all characters in What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and it's not possible for everyone to have the same color, so it can be presumed her eyes are greenish-blue/turquoise according to the first four direct-to-DVD movies.
- According to The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, Daphne is presumably ticklish.
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
- Villains who have kidnapped Daphne Blake
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