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For the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated incarnation, see Vincent Van Ghoul (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated).

Vincent Van Ghoul is a renowned magician and warlock, with extensive knowledge of the supernatural.

Physical appearance

Vincent Van Ghoul is a middle-aged Caucasian male, with slicked back black hair with streaks of grey. He often wears a black suit with a red and black cape, or a blue outfit with a purple cape.


Despite being very angry with Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo for unleashing the ghosts, he agreed to help them in their ghost-questing, and gives the group a crystal ball through which he can contact them.

Powers and abilities

He has extensive magical abilities including magical transport and casting his image through a crystal ball.


The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

He was first visited by Shaggy, Scooby and Daphne, with Scrappy and Flim-Flam, after they needed some help with their plane, which had crash-landed in a nearby temple in Nepal. After Shaggy and Scooby unwittingly unleash thirteen terrible ghosts from the chest in which they were locked, Van Ghoul told them that they must trap them again. "Why us?" a terrified Shaggy moans, to which Van Ghoul replied, "Because you let them out!"[1]

Van Ghoul acted as a mentor, and readily guides Scooby and Shaggy (it is strongly established that he believed the pair needs guidance to keep out of trouble).[1] He directed them to the palace where Maldor the Malevolent currently has taken over. Despite valiant effort on Scooby's part (by stealing the wand Maldor wants) it is Van Ghoul's advice that a Danish prince- Scooby himself, who is a Great Dane- that saves the day.[2]

He had to come to the gang via a flying carpet, due to malfunctions in his crystal ball thanks to the Shadow Demon. He helps them escape, and later filibuster until dawn, when Queen Morbidia and her monsters lose their power. In "Reflections in a Ghoulish Eye", the gang is falsely lured to a magic convention under the belief that Van Ghoul awaits them there. He reveals that it was a trick, disguising himself and coming to the convention. He, in disguise, hands Daphne the amulet they need, which proves useful when they are later trapped in a mirror haunted by a monster.[3]


  • Vincent Van Ghoul is himself a parody of Vincent Price, who voiced him, and, like Price himself, presented his character in a pseudo-serious way. He often made serious comments that still managed to be funny, much as Price did.
  • In some ways he also resembles a mix of Mandrake with Dr. Strange.

In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Hallvard Lydvo Norwegian
Marcos Miranda (died 1988) Brazilian Portuguese