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* History is incomplete.
- For other sheriffs, see Sheriff (disambiguation).
|“||That's what we in the sheriffing world call fraud... I think.||”|
—Sheriff Bronson Stone, Web of the Dreamweaver!
Sheriff Bronson Stone is the sheriff of Crystal Cove. His first name is actually Sheriff, which came from his mother's anticipation of him getting the job. He is also the boyfriend-turned-husband of Mayor Janet Nettles.
Sheriff Stone is a tall, middle-aged man with a buzzcut, moustache, broad shoulders and a wide jawline. He was born with brown hair, but gray is visible in the front of his hair and at the temples. He wears a sheriff's uniform, with dark brown pants and a tan shirt with dark brown accents and a gold star-shaped sheriff's badge. His uniform is completed with brown boots, a brown necktie, and a brown western style hat.
His duties as sheriff are less to stop the frequent mysterious happenings in the town and more to stop anyone who tries to solve mysteries so the town can make money, putting him into conflict with Mystery Incorporated countless times. Mayor Fred Jones, Sr. had the same view of making money for the town, and begrudgingly arrest the scammer. When Mayor Jones was indicted of his crimes as the Freak of Crystal Cove, Sheriff Stone was heartbroken. He didn't get along with his replacement, Janet Nettles, at first, as she was more into debunking the mysterious the town. Eventually he started to romance her, and they began a relationship.
His selfishness and incompetence hadn't gone unnoticed and saw his redemption in taking charge of the uprising against Professor Pericles and the Kriegstaffebots, who had turned the townspeople into slaves, forcing them to unearth the Evil Entity's seal.
He always puts emphasis on pronouncing "Bronson."
He almost had a problem with Scooby-Doo talking, and would almost always make a remark about it whenever he showed up.
He has a strong dislike and fear of cicadas.
As a child, he played Crypts and Creatures, with Melvin Keisterbaum, Horbert Feist, and Francilee Jackson. He seemed to act as a dungeon master-type, with his own character called the Dreamweaver. During one game, he got mad at their horsing around, threatening to leave with his dice and cola. In the same game, Horbert lost to the Dreamweaver, taking it badly.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
He put the gang in jail and took delight in the fact that he would have to call their parents, who he had on speed dial. He later took a dehydrated, cocooned body away from the scene of a crime, involving the Slime Mutant. He received a call from Franklin Fruitmeir after a disturbance at Fruitmeir's and arrested Prof. Emmanuel Raffalo, who was discovered to be the Slime Mutant in disguise. Though once again annoyed with the gang's involvement, once again costing the town revenue, he notably thanked them for saving the bank.
He came to virtually deserted Gatorsburg to arrest the Gator family (even if he had no jurisdiction), who were making illegal fake gator products. This infuriated the Sheriff, who was wearing a gator skin tracksuit (which he paid a fortune for) at the time. He comments on how it was getting a little "funky" smelling.
He told the gang about the Que Horrifico and how it made children all SPOOKIFIED! He also said that the children would be safely taken care of. Later, he was extremely furious to find that Que Horrifico was actually Mary Anne Gleardan, as the town was now stuck with boxes of t-shirts, pamphlets, dance CDs, all about Que Horrifico.
After hearing from the gang and Hex Girls about the phantom kidnapping Daphne Blake, he seemed more concerned about the price of the concert t-shirts. He noticed Fred acting "squirrely." When he was further pressed, he didn't know how to treat the phantom. He then took a couple of t-shirts so he didn't waste a trip to come over, and said that he would call the mayor so they could try to make the phantom into a tourist attraction.
He and the mayor at first wanted the Gnome to be another tourist attraction, but then let the gang solve the mystery when it paralyzed people. He then took the criminal to jail, mocking his short stature.
He was at the Tiki Tub with the mayor, listening to Trini Lee perform "The Words Get Stuck in My Throat". Sheriff Stone congratulated Mayor Jones for making this happen, with the Mayor also congratulating him for keeping the peace. Just then the green, hairy ape-like monster crashed through the nightclub. Sheriff Stone thought it was a part of the act and was extremely excited, hoping the Mayor had insurance because he wanted an encore. The gang came to investigate the next day, where he was more than happy to tell them his theories on the monster, who he dubbed "Humungonaut", and believed it be from another planet. Later, he was angry that Fred lied to him, making him think he was invited to a barbeque when he was really meant to come and help the gang with their problems. Finally, he was very surprised that the Humungonauts (a red equivalent having appeared, too) were Crystal Cove's insurance people. When he heard that the Humungonaut suits were going to be in a circus act called the "Hercules Apes," he thought "Humungonaut" sounded better.
He wrongfully arrested Scooby because everyone believed that he was the evil robot dog that had attacked some people. He made unreasonable theories of how it was possible whenever the gang tried to prevent this. He came to Steelco Industries, where the gang had destroyed Scooby's impersonator, and discovered that its operator was Mrs. Wyatt.
He expressed a fear toward a cicada when it flew on to his tie, jumping around trying to get it off, needing help from Mayor Jones. He also freaked out when explaining the cicada monster to the gang and backed away in comical disgust when he thought Dr. Yantz was the cicada creature. He took the criminal behind the cicadas to jail.
Just before the scheduled Mystery Solvers Club State Finals, Scooby-Doo had a feverish dream in which Sheriff Stone traced his hand, making a turkey. In the dream, the principal called the sheriff for help using a confiscated student phone, warning him that Lord Infernicus was on the loose, but Sheriff Stone, seeing the caller ID, thought it was a prank call and hung up.
When the Wild Brood came to Crystal Cove he gave them a speech about how they should go back to dark places like caves where their kind lurks, until the Mayor chimed in about the possibility that tickets could be sold. When the Wild Brood was revealed to be geeks, he was freaked out by them and demanded they keep their masks on.
He was tricked into arresting Cachinga for being the Headless Horror so Mystery Inc. could lure the Marion Spartan real villain into a trap. He complimented the gang, but then said if they told anyone he would deny it.
He idolized the first sheriff of Crystal Cove, Iron Will Williamson a.k.a. Dead Justice. He was devastated when his hero came back as a ghost and seemed to turn against him, especially since it cost him a Crimey Award and his job. He started working as an assistant shucker at Skipper Shelton's Clam Cabin, wearing a paper bag over his head and calling himself Baghead. When evidence suggested that the ghost wasn't real, he set out to get his job back, with the help of the gang. The gang and Sheriff Stone checked out the home of the Night Ranger, a blogger critical of Sheriff Stone, but while at investigating at his home, Dead Justice attacked, with the gang and Sheriff Stone actually being saved by the Night Ranger.
The gang and Sheriff Stone set a trap, with Sheriff Stone pretending to be the Ghost of Nitro Wisinski (with Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo as his horse), the old nemesis of Dead Justice. Dead Justice was revealed to be Deputy Bucky, who wanted to replace Sheriff Stone, but couldn't because he was failing at his test. Sheriff Stone was appalled as he saw Bucky as father, despite the fact Bucky was twenty years younger.
He turned up at the Old Spanish Church with the gang's parents, after receiving frantic calls from them. He witnessed the unmasking of the Freak of Crystal Cove, revealed to be Mayor Jones. He started crying after he revealed the truth about his past crimes, saying "Please, tell me this isn't true!"
Sheriff Stone was almost blown up by a "man baby" called Crybaby Clown, narrowly escaping his exploding car. When the gang visited City Hall to talk of the crisis, he didn't hold back his contempt for the new mayor, Janet Nettles, feeling put out by because of his own rule about becoming "emergency mayor" in ex-Mayor Jones's arrest. During the meeting, Crybaby Clown made a surprise appearance and said he'd leave them alone for five million, with Sheriff Stone more than willing to cooperate. When the gang turned down his offer, Crybaby Clown shut the lights off causing a pandemic, with Sheriff Stone going into a fetal position. Crybaby Clown activated a giant diaper bomb, but everyone managed to escape in time.
Around the time three aliens showed up, he believed it was related to his an abduction when he was a child. In reality, it had been because he was hallucinating due to bad clams.
When the Evil Entity was destroyed, his negative influence over the town was gone, allowing Sheriff Stone and Mayor Nettles' relationship to blossom quicker, to the point where they married and had three boys and one girl; Eastwood, Norris, Billy Jack, and Lynda Carter. The gang caught them as they were going to the beach, as they spoke to Daphne Blake about babysitting for them; he told what time the boys had to go to bed, but Lynda Carter could stay up as long as she wanted because she was more adorable.
In other languages
|Γιάννης Στεφόπουλος (Giannis Stefopoulos)||Greek|
|Carlos Seidl||Brazilian Portuguese|
- The Sheriff told the gang that Dead Justice was his third idol after Mayor Jones and himself.
- Out of all the recurring characters in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, the Sheriff, has had the most appearances, with a total of 31.
- Stone himself is named after the late actor Charles Bronson, who was famous for his "tough guy" movies.
- The joke of his being "Sheriff Sheriff" recalls the character Major Major Major Major in the 1961 novel Catch-22, who was named Major Major Major by his father and then became an army Major.
- Dead Justice, season 1, episode 24.
- Come Undone, season 2, episode 26.
- Web of the Dreamweaver!, season 2, episode 4.
- All Fear the Freak, season 1, episode 26.
- The Night the Clown Cried, season 2, episode 1.
- Grim Judgment, season 2, episode 9.
- Aliens Among Us, season 2, episode 16.
- Gates of Gloom, season 2, episode 24.
- When the Cicada Calls, season 1, episode 13.
- Beware the Beast from Below, season 1, episode 1.
- The Creeping Creatures, season 1, episode 2.
- The Secret of the Ghost Rig, season 1, episode 3.
- Revenge of the Man Crab, season 1, episode 4.
- The Song of Mystery, season 1, episode 5.
- The Legend of Alice May, season 1, episode 6.
- In Fear of the Phantom, season 1, episode 7.
- The Grasp of the Gnome, season 1, episode 8.
- Battle of the Humungonauts, season 1, episode 9.
- Howl of the Fright Hound, season 1, episode 10.
- The Secret Serum, season 1, episode 11.
- Mystery Solvers Club State Finals, season 1, episode 14.
- The Wild Brood, season 1, episode 15.
- Where Walks Aphrodite, season 1, episode 16.
- The Siren's Song, season 1, episode 20.
- Attack of the Headless Horror, season 1, episode 22.
- Pawn of Shadows, season 1, episode 25.
- All Fear the Freak, season 1, episode 26.