|This needs a stretch.|
|Release date||July 2001|
|Part of||Scooby-Doo! #48|
|Writer||Terrance Griep, Jr.|
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The gang's personalities get all mixed up by a mad scientist. Can they escape a moat monster while trapped in one another's minds?
Scott McCrae switches with Dave Hunt for the privilege of inking Mr. Staton's excellent Scooby pencils for the second story, but Terrence Griep Jr. should know better. The story derails the Scooby-Doo formula in a harsh way. The science fiction element is intensely hoary, and something that would be right at home in a dreaded, evil Scrappy Doo story. This however is not the worst crime Mr. Griep Jr. perpetuates:
"I wish I were as resourceful as you are--"
Daphne does not act in such a manner. She contributes to solving the mystery nine times out of ten. She has no self-esteem issues, and she's a pretty tough character in the annals of the cartoon kingdom. In "Personality Disorder" Daphne acts like a stereotypical girl. She behaves in a shallow manner:
"Careful with my head, Velma! Do you know what it takes to get my hair to look like this?"
Daphne does not suffer from such inflated vanity and egotism.
When encountering bats, Daphne screams:
"Don't let them get in myyyy hairrr!"
Daphne isn't a wimp. Certainly, she becomes frightened when encountering a particularly gruesome costumed criminal, but her catch-line is "This way, chickens." She manhandles (pun not intended) Scooby and Shaggy back to where the "ghost" haunts.