For other incarnations, see Headless Horseman (disambiguation).

The Headless Horseman is a real monster who lives in the spirit world.

Physical appearance

He wears an old and tattered blue Civil War-era military garb, complete with a buttoned shirt/vest, blue pants, blue boots, royal-blue gloves, black belt and a blue cape. He also wields a fearsome sword.


He likes to kill people and it appears he can only laugh or grunt. Not at any point does he talk. He's obsessed with claiming Jack O'Lantern for his new head.

Powers and abilities

He is immortal, having survived being decapitated. He can also control Jack once he is placed between his shoulders. He is also a skilled horse rider.


He has a sword and axe.


Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King

Jack O'Lantern on Headless Horseman

Jack O'Lantern on the Headless Horseman's body.

The Headless Horseman pursued Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo when they left the monster bar with Jack O'Lantern. When the three saw the Headless Horseman, they ran into a pumpkin patch, where the Headless Horseman followed. The Headless Horseman destroyed every pumpkin until he was near the three hiding as a pumpkin. They ran again as the Headless Horseman followed on his horse. They tried to stop him by using magi cards giving to them by Mr. Gibbles. Scooby fell behind and not short after Shaggy fell into a lake. Jack saw the Headless Horseman approaching him and tried to hop away. But the Headless Horseman caught up to him and grabbed him by his root on top of his head. The Headless Horseman then proceeded to move Jack on top of his headless body and pressed him on. Jack couldn't escape as he had become one with the Headless Horseman, who was now in control. The Headless Horseman returned to finish off Shaggy, with his newly acquired head, but Scooby swooped in and grabbed Jack. The connection was severed and Jack returned to himself. The three then escaped the headless horseman by running over a covered bridge.


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