For the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated incarnation, see Vincent Van Ghoul (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated).
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Vincent Van Ghoul is a renowned magician and warlock, with extensive knowledge of the supernatural.

Physical appearance

Vincent Van Ghoul is a middle-aged Caucasian male, with slicked back black hair with streaks of grey. He often wears a black suit with a red and black cape, or a blue outfit with a purple cape.


Despite being very angry with Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo for unleashing the ghosts, he agreed to help them in their ghost-questing, and gives the group a crystal ball through which he can contact them.

Powers and abilities

He has extensive magical abilities including magical transport and casting his image through a crystal ball.


Early life

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The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

He was first visited by Shaggy, Scooby and Daphne, with Scrappy and Flim-Flam, after they needed some help with their plane, which had crash-landed in a nearby temple in Nepal. After Shaggy and Scooby unwittingly unleashed thirteen terrible ghosts from the chest in which they were locked, Van Ghoul told them that they must trap them again. "Why us?" a terrified Shaggy moans, to which Van Ghoul replied, "Because you let them out!"[2]

Van Ghoul acted as a mentor, and readily guided Scooby and Shaggy (it was strongly established that he believed the pair needed guidance to keep out of trouble).[2] He directed them to the palace where Maldor the Malevolent had taken over. Despite a valiant effort on Scooby's part (by stealing the wand Maldor wanted) it was Van Ghoul's advice that a Danish prince- Scooby himself, who is a Great Dane- that saved the day.[3]

He had to come to the gang via a flying carpet, due to malfunctions in his crystal ball thanks to the Shadow Demon. He helped them escape, and later filibustered until dawn, when Queen Morbidia and her monsters lost their power. In "Reflections in a Ghoulish Eye", the gang was falsely lured to a magic convention under the belief that Van Ghoul awaited them there. He revealed that it was a trick, disguised himself and came to the convention. He, in disguise, handed Daphne the amulet they needed, which proved useful when they were later trapped in a mirror haunted by a monster.[4]

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  • Vincent Van Ghoul is himself a parody of Vincent Price, who voiced him, and, like Price himself, presented his character in a pseudo-serious way. He often made serious comments that still managed to be funny, much as Price did.

In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Marcos Miranda (died 1988) Brazilian Portuguese
Hallvard Lydvo Norwegian