Dark But Interesting 'Scooby-Doo' Fan Theories About Shaggy And Scoob

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Vote up the most interesting fan theories about Shaggy and Scooby-Doo.

Scooby and Shaggy are one of the most recognizable duos in all of television, but that doesn't mean there aren't empty corners of their history for fans to fill in with interesting – and sometimes dark – theories.

  • 1
    130 VOTES

    Shaggy Is A Pothead

    From Redditor u/reine212:

    Obviously, because it’s geared towards kids they wouldn’t say he’s a stoner or show him smoking anything but do u think the writers made him the way he does to imply that he’s just gettin high all day. what if Scooby can talk to him bc Shaggy’s so fried and he’s imagining it.

    130 votes
  • 2
    96 VOTES

    Red Shirt Shaggy Is Stuck In An Alternate Dimension

    From Redditor u/ToastJustToast:

    I’ve been a massive Scooby-Doo fan for as long as I remember. Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Bros is my favorite movie of all time. My Dad stole it from the hospital for me when I was ill when I was young. Recently my friend brought up the theory ‘Red Shirt Shaggy’ is stuck in Cyber Chase because he only ever seems to encounter real ghosts. Which bugs the hell out of me because it’s true!! But the Boo Brothers have to be real they’re so nice!

    96 votes
  • 3
    85 VOTES

    Shaggy And Fred Are Draft Dodgers

    From Redditor u/bigelow6698:

    Scooby-Doo is supposed to take place sometime in the late 1960's, when the Vietnam War was going on. The entire gang looks like they are probably young adults. If Shaggy and Fred are between the ages of 18 and 25, they would be eligible for the draft.

    85 votes
  • 4
    77 VOTES

    Shaggy Is Actually A Wizard

    From Tumblr user Eternal Phantom:

    This initially started as a joke on my part, later dubbed Crack Theory A. It was a commentary about how Shaggy would do things like levitate or pull things out of nowhere. Normally, not even worth a mention in a cartoon. Except he and Scooby are the only ones that do this.

    But the more I watched, the more it seemed like less of a joke. Things like Shaggy painting a doorway and having it turn real, or the way the two inflated themselves in ‘The Beasts Awake at the Bottomless Lake’ seemed to take it a bit further.

    The first overtly supernatural occurrence in Scooby-Doo as a whole was Shaggy unwittingly casting a spell and its reverse in 'Highrise Hairraiser’ Actual supernaturals can out of the woodwork to show themselves to him, but almost never the rest of the gang. He even got a job in a monster’s only school.

    It’s not just the old stuff too. Newer movies still have him being the only one to see supernatural stuff (Samurai Sword) or know it was real (Kiss Rock and Roll Mystery). He also did things like not needing to inhale for 3 hours and lots of acrobatic stunts that shouldn’t have been possible (Legend of the Phantosaur)

    The kicker was ‘Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King,’ in which you have a magical character who seems to expect Shaggy to already be familiar with magic and flat out calls him a wizard (once clearly and once inferred).

    Read the full theory here.

    77 votes
  • 5
    47 VOTES

    Scooby Pretends To Be Spooked But Usually Solves The Crime Before Anyone Else

    From TVTropes.com:

    Every so often, Fred or Velma will ask Scooby to act as a sort of bloodhound and get him to pick up the scent of the petty felon in the mask messing with them; the problem is that they tend to be hazy on the fact that Scooby can't turn his sense of smell on or off like a machine. Like any other of his senses, it's on twenty-four/seven; that means that the costumes can't and don't keep him from knowing who the crook in the suit is. To him, it's just another suit of clothing that the person happens to be wearing; since people know that he can speak English, he thinks that his ability to identify the malefactor du jour is a source of danger to the teenagers that happen to be in his vicinity. He only feigns a belief in monsters so that the gang doesn't realize this and put themselves in harm's way trying to protect him.

    47 votes
  • 6
    93 VOTES

    Shaggy Was In The Military

    From Redditor u/cakebatter:

    I would say that it would have been reasonable that Shaggy could have been drafted. The cartoon started in the late ‘60s and the Mystery gang are probably in their early twenties, so within the age for the draft. Shaggy is also athletic (noted as the best gymnast in high school and he also ran track), so it's possible he served for a little while.

    93 votes