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Beau Neville is a police detective who worked undercover as a gardener of Simone Lenoir and Lena Dupree's mansion, unaware that the culprits were right underneath his nose. While he was an instant suspect to both Velma Dinkley and Fred Jones. However, Daphne Blake thought he was cute (making Fred jealous).


Physical appearance

Beau is a Caucasian adult male with a tall, thick and muscular build, with left-sided curved brown hair and hazel eyes. He wears work clothes consisting of a white tank top underneath a thick long-sleeved brick red denim shirt. His sleeves are rolled up to his biceps. Both of his shirts are tucked in his tight graphite denim pants pulled up to his waist. The first button on his shirt is undone. His belt and shoes match with his hair. And he also wears dull yellow gloves.

Personality

While undercover, Beau was very irritable, brutish, and very protective of his plants. These qualities made him a potential suspect for Velma and Fred. Whether or not this was just a cover is unknown. However, he was shown to have a softer side, enjoying poetry and even reciting a piece he'd composed to Velma. He also appeared to have a sense of humor, joking with Velma when they were captured. He was also brave, attempting to defend the others from the cat-creatures, trying to get Velma, Fred and Daphne down when they were levitated and saving Velma's life on one occasion (stopping her from falling into quicksand). Beau appeared to admire Velma and may have had romantic feelings for her, though this is never confirmed.

History

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

Beau was a mysterious gardener who had been employed for several months by Simone. With the exception of Daphne, the Gang did not trust him, as they didn't know much about him. Beau appeared a bit cranky, but this could be because Scooby ruined his garden while chasing Simone's cats.

Scooby and Shaggy ran into Beau again seeing the zombie of Morgan Moonscar, the pirate. However, when Beau decided to investigate he didn't see anyone. When the rest of the gang, along with Lena and Simone, heard the screams and found Shaggy, Scooby, and Beau, he again rebuffed their explanation, saying he never saw anything. Velma quickly interrogated him, asking why he was so far away from the plantation. He said he was planting, but when Velma saw that the holes he dug were far too big for plants (perhaps even the size of elephants), Beau grumbled and left.

Later on Lena tells the group that she left Beau his dinner but he wasn't in his room. Simone tells them that Beau normally keeps to himself and eats by himself. While Fred immediately believed he was a criminal, Simone mentions that he had excellent references when they first hired him. Velma, Fred, and Daphne later ran into Beau in the swamp while searching for Scooby and Shaggy, whom they heard screaming.

Daphne was the first to volunteer to split up with Beau, much to Fred's annoyance. Velma agreed to go with him to keep her eye on him, but Beau quickly tired of Velma's treatment of him as a suspect. Despite this, he saves her from quicksand. They eventually bump into Fred and Daphne, and Beau soon witnesses the three Mystery Inc. members suddenly levitate, despite his attempts to prevent it. He was punched by Velma, who was then hit by Daphne.

Beau, Velma, Daphne, and Fred would soon return to the mansion and find Simone missing. They found Lena who said that the zombies had dragged Simone down a secret passage under the mansion, dating back from the Civil War. Eventually, they were led into a trap set up by Lena and Simone. Witnessing the two attacking the gang with their voodoo dolls, Beau attempted to stop them, only to become quickly immobilized when they unleashed a voodoo doll of himself.

Just as Beau and the rest of the gang were about to have their life forces drained by Simone and Lena (who turned into cat creatures), Scooby and Shaggy arrived at the scene to temporarily distract them. With the help from the Gang, Beau is eventually set free from his own voodoo doll, and proceeded to protect Scooby and Shaggy from the cat creatures.

While Beau tried one last attempt to help protect the Gang by using a torch, it was to no avail. But luck was on their side; just as Simone reached out for them, their skin began to disintegrate. Velma revealed that the harvest moon was no longer in alignment and their time was up. The gang then watched Lena, Simone and Jacques' bodies disintegrate and their bones exploded into dust.

While the gang is in shock, they worry how the police won't believe them. However, Beau takes out a police badge to reveal he's really an undercover detective who had come to work as a gardener to figure out the mystery behind the disappearances that have been happening in Moonscar Island. He had really been digging around for evidence, but wasn't sure what to tell his superiors. Daphne is thrilled (because she had a witness to prove what she and the others saw that night), and asks him to be a guest on her TV show.

Later on in the morning as they depart from the island, Beau recites an enchanting poem to Velma, which leaves her awestruck. While he's flattered by her reaction, he confessed he'd like to write detective novels. Velma says she's always been fond of a good detective—novel and told him about the bookstore she ran (which specializes in mystery novels), which impressed him.

Appearances

Notes/trivia

  • In the book Scooby-Doo! Scooby...Don't!, a holographic image is included on each page. On one of its pages, it showed a hologram of Beau, and when turned, his head would turn into a skull.
  • All the major supporting characters of Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island are referenced in some way in Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island, except for Beau.

In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Hermes Baroli Brazilian Portuguese
Mikael Roupé Swedish
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