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This article is about the Ape Man from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode Never Ape an Ape Man. For the Ape Man from the Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! episode Night of the Upsetting Shorts​​, look here.

The Ape Man was the disguise of Carl, the stuntman.

Physical appearance

The Ape Man was a rather tape ape, with dark blue fur. He had sharp teeth, a big snout, and red pupils with yellow sclera.


He was rather aggressive, trying to knock Candy Mint off a bridge.

Powers and abilities

The Ape Man appears to be super-strong, although he has rarely actually showcased extraordinary strength; instead, he mostly uses his smarts to outwit and scare the gang.


Early life

According to the legend, the Ape Man burnt down the old mansion.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Season one

Carl caught on film.

The filming of a scene in The Ape Man of Forbidden Mountain has gone awry due to the Ape Man acting more hostile than usual, being clear it's not the stuntman Carl in the costume, and instead of jumping on the bridge as scripted to knock Candy off, he shook the bridge. But Scooby-Doo, showing a rare case of courage, saves Candy and manages to knock the Ape Man away, but only temporarily. Among finding Carl the Stuntman locked in a chest in his room, he claims that it was the real Ape Man that locked him in, and says he'll be quitting the movie, along with Candy Mint, if the case isn't solved.

The Ape Man overhears the Scooby gang's initial plan to catch him, and sets out to stop them. A clue he accidentally leaves behind is a half-eaten hamburger that he had been eating (Daphne pointed out that animals like gorillas typically don't eat meat). One attempt at scaring Mystery Inc. away is sending a still stuffed Ape Man dummy on a wheeled platform at the gang, which Shaggy demolishes in his panic attack. Then, in a library set, he dons a rubber Scooby-Doo mask among seeing the real Scooby checking for clues on the shelves, coming to an opening and impersonating his reflection at a phony "mirror." Once revealed, he chases them, but Scooby manages to ward him off with his growling.

The gang comes up with another plan to capture the Ape Man, and among hearing this, he spies on the bait Scooby and Shaggy, initially pretending to be a stuffed trophy head. Then he sneaks up behind Shaggy when he and Scooby attempt to play pool, and winds up chasing the two, but the plan fails when Scooby accidentally fogs up Velma's glasses and she pulls a wrong switch, instead getting Shaggy caught in their trap. Then when Shaggy and Scooby are playing around with costume parts in a wardrobe trailer, Shaggy sees the Ape Man with his mask off, and snaps a picture with an instant camera. With his head back on, the Ape Man attempts to catch the gang again, but the chase through a set leads the gang to send the Ape Man sliding down a ramp and crashing into some furniture, where he is caught. Shaggy then shows the picture, revealing the Ape Man was indeed Carl the whole time, angry for not having gotten the lead male role in the film and set out to sabotage it.[1]

Scooby-Doo (DC Comics)

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Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost

The gang had apparently been given the disguise as a keepsake, but when they were forbade to pursue anymore mysteries after nabbing the wrong guy, this necessitated to remove all trace of their past mysteries, which included having a garage sale of selling off the Ape Man mask along with other mementos.[2]



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