The character of Fred Jones is a clean cut teenage boy who usually wears a white sweater over a blue shirt, blue pants and an orange ascot. He is the nominal leader of Mystery Inc. and the one who designs elaborate traps to capture the villains.
In most cases, television series and movies in the franchise are considered to be in the same continuity - i.e. "standard continuity". This does not mean that there are no inconsistencies between them, but rather that those differences are relatively minor. Occasionally, however, the differences are so great a new continuity, or universe, is created. The Fred Jones from a different universe will be indicated as such in the list below.
- Fred Jones: The standard continuity version.
- Freddy Jones: The incarnation in the prequel TV series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
- Fred Jones: Virtual character based on the standard continuity version in the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode E-Scream.
- Fred Jones, Jr.: The incarnation in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated continuity.
- Fred Jones, Sr.: The former mayor of Crystal Cove and illegal adoptive father of Fred Jr. in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
- Fred Jones: The incarnation in Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! continuity.
Theatrical and Live Action
- Fred Jones: The incarnation in the theatrical continuity, i.e. Scooby-Doo: The Movie and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
- Fred Jones: The incarnation in the live-action TV films continuity, i.e. Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster.
- Fred Jones: The incarnation in SCOOB!
Direct to Video
- Cyber Fred: The video game character based on the standard continuity version in the DTV Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase.
- Fred Jones: The incarnation in Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map continuity.
- Fred Jones: The incarnation in LEGO continuity in stop-motion shorts, a TV special, and direct-to-video films.
- Biographical account of comic appearances
- Fred Jones: The incarnation in Scooby Apocalypse continuity.
- Biographical account of video game appearances
- Fred Jones: The incarnation in the video game continuity, i.e. Scooby-Doo! First Frights and Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp.