- This article is about the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated incarnation of Velma Dinkley. For other incarnations, see Velma Dinkley (disambiguation).
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Velma Dinkley is a teenage citizen of Crystal Cove and a member of the town's newest incarnation of "Mystery Incorporated". She lives with her parents who run the Crystal Cove Spook Museum for tourists interested in the hauntings of Crystal Cove.
Velma has chin-length auburn hair, decorated by small red bows. Velma is always wearing thick-framed, square glasses covering her green eyes and normally wears an orange sweater with a turtle neck, a short red skirt, knee-length orange socks and red shoes.
Velma is frequently referred to as the smartest member of the new Mystery Incorporated, as well as the smartest student at Crystal Cove High. She strongly believes in finding proof and evidence before determining something is real. Velma has also been described as somewhat of a "computer whiz", and is very knowledgeable when it comes to computers and research.
She also seems to be the most scheming and secretive member of Mystery Inc, as illustrated by her posing as the mysterious masked figure, and keeping a number of secrets from other gang members (like the true identity of the Angel Dynamite).
She pursued a relationship with Shaggy Rogers and became frustrated when he seemed more interested in his dog and in food than in her. When she thought Shaggy didn't want to take her to the prom, she actually kicked over several tombstones in a cemetery they were exploring.
After being dumped by Shaggy, she takes the break-up very hard and decides to ignore Shaggy and Scooby's attempts at friendship, showing she can be very bitter. Despite her history with Shaggy and Scooby, she eventually realizes that they need to work together to perform their best as part of the gang, and she admits that she would never let anything bad happen to Scooby despite the fact that her boyfriend chose him over her.
Later she and Shaggy seem to have chemistry again, but that time it's Velma who says she doesn't feel the same way and Shaggy seems disappointed.
Skills and abilities
She seems to be very strong when she's angry, being able to kick tombstones out of the ground.
She demonstrated considerable defensive martial arts training, easily dodging Shaggy and Scooby when they attacked her at once.
She also makes often use of her smartphone, laptop, and binoculars.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
Velma was sent to jail with the gang after solving another mystery, but they were soon released. Velma wanted to be open about their relationship, but Shaggy didn't want to hurt Scooby-Doo's feelings of someone coming between them. After solving the mystery of the Slime Mutant the gang recieved a call from Mr. E at K-Ghoul, warning them that a greater mystery was buried beneath the town. (Beware the Beast from Below)
In Gatorsburg, she was grabbed by the green gator person, but Shaggy saved her and the Creeping Creatures were sent to jail. When Scooby got scared by lightning and jumped on Shaggy, he held Velma's hand. (The Creeping Creatures)
She helped the gang stop Que Horrifico and Shaggy told her that he wanted her to take the tight pants back and it was time she knew that "Shaggy likes baggy" and he danced with Velma and Scooby giggled. (The Song of Mystery)
Velma told Shaggy to go to the prom and Scooby had suspected that they were on a date before the Ghost Girl was taken to jail and released by Mr. E's henchman and Velma wasn't happy that Scooby wasn't polite. (The Legend of Alice May)
She still wasn't happy after Scooby fought her over Shaggy and she tried to fight back, but failed and found a letter from Mr. E that read "Don't panic this has all happened before." and she opened it and a picture of Professor Pericles was shown. (The Grasp Of The Gnome)
Velma and Shaggy were kissing each other and Scooby wasn't happy. (Battle of the Humungonauts)
She didn't wanted to talk to Shaggy anymore. (The Secret Serum)
She and Scooby were left tied up by the Shadowy Orc and she talked to Scooby about Shaggy. Velma almost fell to her death, but Scooby rescued her before the evil orc imposter was jailed.
She fell in love with Shaggy from Aphrodite's love spell and Scooby was immuned to the spell and he has to solve the mystery with Pericles.
She went to Darrow University and met a hermit named Danny Darrow in his home buried beneath the University. When the mansion began to sink farther the gang escaped, but Danny Darrow was left behind and was presumed killed.
Velma had no friends and now she was friends with a mermaid named Amy, but it shows that the mermaid was Amy Cavenaugh the wife of Dr. Spike Cavenaugh and Velma suspected Angel was Cassidy Williams and the Fish Freaks were goners. (The Siren's Song)
She, Fred, Daphne and Shaggy were attacked by a Manticore, but Scooby fought it and the creature said "You are doomed, flea-covered one! Doomed!". The Manticore was revealed to be Hot Dog Water. (Menace Of The Manticore)
She forgave Shaggy and became friends with him, and she wanted it stay that way, which disappointed Shaggy because he was hoping for something more. (Attack Of The Headless Horror)
Velma and the gang met Prof. H.P. Hatecraft again and he unmasked the Obliteratrix revealing Alice May underneath and she was taken to jail again. Velma told Angel Dynamite to tell the truth and Angel told everyone that Angel wasn't her real name, it was Cassidy Williams and she also told them the Freak of Crystal Cove was here, but the gang were mad at Angel for lying to them and they ignored her, but the Freak watches them and laughs evily. (Pawn Of Shadows)
Velma was in trouble with the gang. The Freak was captured and revealed to be Fred Jones, Sr.. Brad Chiles and Judy Reeves were Fred's real parents. Daphne started to cry that Fred was leaving and Mystery Incorporated was "dead", and told Velma that she should have told them the truth about Angel sooner, leaving Velma sad and her parents walked her to their car. (All Fear the Freak)
After failing to catch Crybaby Clown without Daphne's help, Velma suggested Marcie Fleach (Hot Dog Water) as a replacement. It was also revealed that Velma and Marcie had been working together for Mr. E while the gang was split up. (The House of the Nightmare Witch)
She assisted in capturing Crybaby Clown and rescuing Daphne from him, at which point Daphne decided to rejoin the gang. (The Night the Clown Cried II: Tears of Doom)
She, along with the rest of the reformed gang, kicked Hot Dog Water out. However, she expressed regret, claiming she "voted for her to stay". Afterwards, she helped the gang figure out who was behind the Dreamweaver, solving how he was able to do it. (Web of the Dreamweaver)
- Velma's interest in Shaggy may have been based on her original incarnation's younger wizard sister, Madelyn Dinkley, from Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo.
- One notable difference between her and her original self, is that she is more cynical, self-centered, vain, and sarcastic, similar to the titular protagonist of Daria. Most of these changes however, are to do with her being written a lot more like an actual teenager would act, and/or are a result of emphasizing the personality aspects that were merely hinted at in the original series. However, her feelings for Shaggy and her jealousy are a distinctly new element that was not present at all in the original franchise.
- Another personality aspect that was emphasized is her love of secrecy and a bit of slyness. The original series sometimes hinted at it (for instance, she often kept her conclusions a secret till the very end of the episode), and she is the only gang member who perpetrated a hoax herself, albeit for a noble purpose.
- Her disguise in The Night the Clown Cried, along with the distorted voice and speech pattern, makes her very similar to DC Comics hero, the Question, along with Watchmen character, Rorschach.
- Her eyes are revealed to be green when she takes off her glasses in Art of Darkness!, but she had already taken off her glasses before in The Creeping Creatures and they were still black.