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* Gold Key adaptation.
This article is about the Ghost of Redbeard from standard animated continuity. For other incarnations, see Ghost of Redbeard (disambiguation).
Ghost of Redbeard (Go Away Ghost Ship)
Ghost of Redbeard (Go Away Ghost Ship)
Vital Statistics
Alias Redbeard's Ghost[1]
Species Human/ghost
Gender Male
Hair color Red
Eye color Black
Other Statistics
Identity C.L. Magnus
Reason To steal cargo from his own ships, for insurance
Affiliation His crew (formerly)
Production Details
First appearance SDWAY: Go Away Ghost Ship
Played by John Stephenson

The Ghost of Redbeard was the disguise of C.L. Magnus, the owner of a steamship line.

Physical appearance

Redbeard's Ghost resembled a middle-aged Caucasian male, with a red beard, hence the name. He wore a black pirate hat with a skull and crossbones, a red coat with a pink interior, pink pants, and brown boots.


He embraced the pirate role, including taking prisoners and chaining them up, threatening death, or forcing them to cook for him.


Early life

Redbeard was known as the terror of the Seven Seas, who was brought to justice by Mr. Magnus's ancestors. He swore his revenge.[2]

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Season one

C.L. Magnus unmasked

Mr. Magnus unmasked.

Magnus's business was losing profit, so he stole his own cargo for the insurance, while disguised as the ghost of the legendary Redbeard, with two henchmen disguised as his crewmen. He was foiled by Mystery Inc..[2]

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy

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Other versions

Gold Key Comics adaptation

The Ghost of Redbeard comic

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  • He wore blue, instead of red, in the Gold Key comic. Also, due to comics having different standards than cartoons, he could be physically violent, which he demonstrated by punching Shaggy in the eye.
  • In a crossover with Batman: The Brave and the Bold, the costume is seen along with those of other classic Scooby-Doo villains.