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No one outwits Danny Darrow!

Escape from Mystery Manor

Danny Darrow was a crazed hermit, and the last surviving member of the Darrow family.

Physical appearance

Danny as a child.

Due to his self imposed exile and obsession over his treasure he has grown into a decrepit, malnourished dwarf with an unkempt look after living over 70 years underground.[1]

His post-Nibiru counterpart is taller and healthier with brown hair, just like his younger self.[2]


As a young boy, Danny Darrow - like his family - became obsessed with their piece of the Planispheric Disk. He survived the destruction of Darrow Mansion with the piece and it corrupted his mind as he lived beneath the ground in the mansion ruins. After Mystery Incorporated unsuccessfully tried to acquire the disk piece, he became obsessed with tormenting them in death traps should they ever return again. However, after getting caught by Mystery Incorporated's successors, he came back to his senses and was able to realize how much the disk piece and his greed concerning the cursed treasure had warped him. Darrow, free of the disk piece's influence, was ultimately willing to sacrifice himself for others.[1]

Skills and abilities

Though clearly psychotic from years of isolation and loneliness, Darrow had unusual skills with traps and uses good sword skills with his hot poker.[1]


Early life

Darrow and his family were fighting over a puzzle-piece artifact at Halloween. At the time he got his hands on it, an earthquake caused their mansion to be swallowed up below ground.[1]

He somehow survived there for about 75 years, having outlived his family because he was the youngest. When disturbed by the old Mystery Incorporated, Darrow thought they were after his treasure, so he tried to fill the mansion with traps for them, with some traps arranged in ways that would pray on their weaknesses, but they left while he was still working on them.[1]

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Season one

When the gang discovered a way down to the mansion, Darrow's crazed mind mistook them for the original Mystery Inc. (for example, he believed Fred Jones, Jr. and Daphne Blake to be Brad Chiles and Judy Reeves), and he tried to trap and kill them. They managed to escape, and eventually he realized they were not who he thought. He gave them the puzzle piece and let them escape, just as the ground around the mansion began collapsing again, leaving his fate ambiguous.[1]


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When the gang created an alternate timeline, Daniel had become the dean of Darrow University, and Darrow Mansion was now a historic landmark.[2]



  • In Escape from Mystery Manor, Danny seems to be loosely based on Bobby Barrows from Clock Tower, he also bears many similarities to Smeagol/Gollum from Lord of the Rings, as well as, Jigsaw from Saw.
  • Danny is the only Shaggy Rogers equivalent to be short rather than tall.


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