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She was inspired by the giant monsters in the Japanese movies of her day.
Scooby-Doo (DC Comics)
The gang quickly subdues and unmasks Hester when she first appears in costume but to their surprise she isn't arrested. Instead the whole town pretends nothing happened, and then tries to drive them out of town with lame, improvised monster disguises.
The gang figures out the reason and realize the old monster isn't working any more, so they help the young people of the town build a bigger and better one.
- Her name suggests Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter, another woman whose secret was openly known in her town (but without the approval).