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This article is about the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated incarnation of Shaggy Rogers. For other incarnations, see Shaggy Rogers (disambiguation).

Norville[1] "Shaggy" Rogers is a teenage citizen of Crystal Cove, and the owner and best friend of the Great Dane, Scooby-Doo. He lives in a respectable mansion with both his pet and his parents.

Physical appearance

Shaggy is a lanky male in his late teens. He has a shaggy appearance like his name suggests, not always grooming his dusty blond hair or shaving his chin regularly. He wears a lime green V neck T-shirt with red bell-bottom pants, both of which fit him quite loosely, and wears black shoes.

Personality

Shaggy is the comical member of the gang who prefers to be eating rather than going on mysteries. He is very cowardly, scared at even the mention of monsters, and shares his fear of monsters and love of food with Scooby, his best friend.

He has a strong bond with Scooby, and when he started dating Velma Dinkley he wanted to wait until Scooby would be ready to hear the news. He was never able to tell him and Scooby found out the hard way when he caught them at the prom together. An even worse shock was when he caught them kissing outside Shaggy's home. Scooby and Velma soon gave him an ultimatum on who he wanted to be with more. He wasn't able to choose until Scooby's life was put in jeopardy by the Fright Hound, and he broke up with Velma.[2]

Despite ending things with Velma, he still has feelings for her. However, when Velma tells him she wants to stay friends, he is shown to be upset, but this appears to be short lived, as he doesn't show romantic feelings for Velma after that, and the two are able to remain friends.

Interestingly, when Scooby began spending time with Nova, whom he fell involve with, Shaggy feels upset and left out, interestingly putting him in Scooby's position when he was dating Velma.

He is often forced to do things he doesn't want to do and is a bit of a pushover. This includes things like going to the prom with Velma, dressing up as a girl[3] or being bait.

History

Early life

He and the other kids were caught in haystacks along with the Creeper.[4]

He became obsessed with the Crypts and Creatures dice game, locking himself in his room, and then acting out on Professor Emmanuel Raffalo, before realizing his problem.[5]

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Season one

Shaggy and Scooby disguised as waitresses.

The gang were arrested by Sheriff Bronson Stone for interfering in police business. After being taken home by his parents, he had breakfast, with Colton & Paula trying to dissuade him into finding less troublesome friends to no avail. On their way to school in the Mystery Machine, Velma wanted to know why he hadn't called her the other night, with Shaggy explaining he had fallen asleep to Vincent Van Ghoul movie. She tried to kiss him, but he didn't want Scooby to see who he thought wasn't ready to know and didn't want to hurt his feelings. Velma didn't care and was about to tell Scooby, when the Slime Mutant attacked them. Later, the gang found out that the Slime Mutant was connected to the Fruitmeir's dessert, which made Shaggy believe that if they solved the mystery, they could have their own shop and an endless supply of the dessert. But what it actually meant was Shaggy and Scooby disguising themselves as girls so they can take waitress jobs and let the gang in at night to investigate.[3]

He got stuck in Gatorsburg with the gang when the van's engine had been stolen. He tried calling his parents, but they didn't answer due to still-life painting night. He then had to figure out what he was doing wrong with Velma. They ended up alone together in Drowsy Gator Hotel, but were interrupted by Scooby who was on the run from the Creeping Creatures.[6]

Shaggy walking in new pants.

Velma didn't wanted Shaggy to change his eating habits, which in a moment of weakness led to Daphne Blake getting kidnapped by the Man Crab.[7]

She also wanted him to wear new pants, giving him a pair of really tight ones.[8]

Velma wanted Shaggy to take her to the prom, which he had to do by walking out on a Van Ghoul movie marathon with Scooby. Scooby got suspicious and thought he was being taken away by the Ghost Girl. He later found out the truth and felt betrayed.[4]

He tried replacing Shaggy with a dummy named Harry, but they eventually reconciled, much to Velma's disdain.[9]

He wore a pirate costume at the Royal Knights Faire, where it got him kidnapped by the Gnome.[10]

But things were about to get worse when Scooby caught Shaggy and Velma kissing. Scooby and Velma then demanded that Shaggy decide on who he wanted to be with.[11]

Scooby was framed with attacking Angie Dinkley's tour group, when it was the similar looking robot canine Fright Hound. Sheriff Bronson Stone was eager to put him in the Crystal Cove Animal Asylum for the Criminally Insane, which caused Shaggy to be distraught. This was what caused Shaggy to chose Scooby over Velma.[2]

Following their break-up, the girls and boys decided to investigate the Vampire case separately.[1]

His father drove him to Darrow University to check out as a potential college. Before leaving, he told Shaggy not to mention their relation.[12]

He had gained a love for Nature Slivers.[13]

Shaggy along with Fred, Daphne and Velma got captured by Lord Infernicus, who made identical guinea-pig.[14]

While Shaggy and Velma were investigating the Headless Horror, they started to regain their romantic chemistry. By the time the mystery was solved, however, Velma told him that she wanted to just be friends, despite his continued interest in her. Though the news upset him, he agreed to see if food would make him feel better.[15]

Season two

Shaggy was indeed sent to military school and given a makeover to match, although the drill sergeant, who referred to Shaggy as "Private Hippy", reprimanded him for keeping his chin stubble, but according to Shaggy it had a mind of its own. Soon Scooby-Doo broke him out with a tank.[16]

Appearances

Notes/trivia

  • While Shaggy and Scooby are terrified of monsters, they love Vincent Van Ghoul movies. They even watch a week long marathon of Van Ghoul movies together every year.[4]
  • Shaggy is the only member of the group to have kissed the both female members of the group; Velma in Battle of the Humungonauts and Daphne in Night Terrors, though the latter was unintentionally as both were under the influence of Terror wood.
  • Shaggy's speech is peppered with 'like' and some people have expressed annoyance at the bad habit, notably Velma in The Song of Mystery and author Harlan Ellison in The Shrieking Madness.
  • There could be a chance that Shaggy has a crush on Daphne because after they kissed under the influence of terror wood smoke in Night Terrors , he described the moment as "the most amazing kiss of his entire life" and "kissing the lips of an absolute angel".
  • This incarnation of Shaggy is an only child.

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See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Secret Serum, season 1, episode 111.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Howl of the Fright Hound, season 1, episode 10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Beware the Beast from Below, season 1, episode 1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Legend of Alice May, season 1, episode 6.
  5. Web of the Dreamweaver!, season 2, episode 4.
  6. The Creeping Creatures, season 1, episode 2.
  7. Revenge of the Man Crab, season 1, episode 4.
  8. The Song of Mystery, season 1, episode 5.
  9. In Fear of the Phantom, season 1, episode 7.
  10. The Grasp of the Gnome, season 1, episode 8.
  11. Battle of the Humungonauts, season 1, episode 9.
  12. The Shrieking Madness, season 1, episode 12.
  13. When the Cicada Calls, season 1, episode 13.
  14. Mystery Solvers Club State Finals, season 1, episode 14.
  15. Attack of the Headless Horror, season 1, episode 22.
  16. The Night the Clown Cried, season 2, episode 1.
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