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|“||Correction. The new, improved Scrappy! Because I, Scrappy Dappy Doo, have absorbed enough energy to - to rule the world with my all-powerful army! Ooh! And I brought you, puny, pathetic Mystery Inc. - to witness my moment of triumph! All I need to complete my transformation is...Scooby-Doo!||„|
|~ Scrappy taunts his former friends Mystery, Inc. as he rises to power during his transformation into Scrappy Rex.|
Scrappy Cornelius "Dappy" Doo is the main antagonist of Scooby-Doo: The Movie.
Unlike his original counterpart in the TV series, he is portrayed as Scooby-Doo's obnoxious nephew who plots to get revenge on his former friends, Mystery Inc. for abandoning him years ago and wants to use the Daemon Ritus to absorb all souls in order to rule both Spooky Island and the world.
He was voiced by Scott Innes in his normal form and by J.P. Manoux in his monstrous form. In his Emile Mondavarious disguised, he was portrayed by the legendary Rowan Atkinson, who also played the real Emile Mondavarious in the film as well as Edmund Blackadder in Blackadder.
Introduced in 1979, Scrappy is introduced in an attempt to save the Scooby-Doo franchise from irrelevancy. Unfortunately however continued appearances and overuse in the years to come winded up making him infamous as one of the most hated fictional characters of all time fans, critics and audiences alike.
Scooby-Doo: The Movie
During a flashback recalled by Velma at one point in the film, Scrappy is first seen harassing the gang in the Mystery Machine, bragging about how he will fight ghosts and monsters. Fred annoyingly tells him he has told him before ghosts do not exist (referencing the fact that the versions of the show Scrappy is in by portraying real supernatural creatures as commonplace). Scrappy argues that ghosts do exist and when he finds them, he'll give them a dose of his "puppy power" and he then accidentally urinates on Daphne, giving a long hot stream of yellow pee on her as he sighs with relief, demonstrating his puppy power, much to Daphne's disgust. When Scrappy realizes this, he gasps in shock and Fred immediately stops the Mystery Machine, sending Scrappy flying into the windscreen.
As he slides off, Fred angrily scolds him for urinating on Daphne. After fixing himself, Scrappy crosses his arms and irritably states it was an accident, but Fred calls his bluff and furiously accuses him of marking his territory. Scrappy angrily tells him he isn't worthy of being the team leader. He then demands that the gang appoints him as the new leader or else he'll leave. Scrappy is then unceremoniously thrown out of the van in the middle of the desert along with his suitcase, with no one giving a second thought (not even Scooby). The puppy hollers out to them they can't do this since people adore him (which is not exactly true). He then angrily kicks his suitcase in frustration and anger and painfully hurts his foot. Scrappy says he's as cute as "a Powerpuff Girl" and that he'll get his own TV show as he sits on his suitcase, alone and friendless. However after this, Scrappy plotted revenge against his former friends.
Several years later, Scrappy traveled to the Spooky Island theme park resort, under the pretense of auditioning for an evil elf character. He abducted the park's owner, Emile Mondavarious, and locked him up in a hole. He then built an android duplicate of him and impersonated him with it. He then met and teamed up with an insane man named N' Goo Tuana and a masked wrestler named Zarkos. Scrappy and his allies summoned an army of monstrous purple demons with a pyramid object called the Daemon Ritus. Scrappy planned to command the purple demons to help him enslave the world (this was probably to get back at Scooby and the others) but the monsters die when exposed to sunlight, so they possessed humans to become immune to sunlight while Scrappy and his gang stole the humans' souls, converted them into protoplasm and kept them in a cauldron in a cave beneath the island. After Scrappy absorbs the souls, he would become a powerful monster known as Scrappy Rex.
He needed a pure soul in order to complete his transformation and become unstoppable. He invited his uncle Scooby (because he had a pure soul), and also invited his friends to Spooky Island so they could witness Scrappy's triumph. He greeted the gang in his Mondavarious disguise and told them the case details. He later greeted the gang in his Mondavarious disguise again that night during a party when the demons attacked. Scrappy left with the demons and they captured many people including Fred and Velma, however Shaggy rescued them. Eventually Scrappy's minions captured Scooby and brought him to him.
While Scrappy was still in his Mondavarious disguise, he asked Scooby to be a sacrificed to which he agreed. During this, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred figured out Mondavarious was behind the plot and went to rescue Scooby. Scrappy's minions captured Fred and Velma and Scrappy, in his Mondavarious disguise used the Daemon Ritus and absorbed some souls. He was about to absorb Scooby's soul when suddenly, Shaggy jumped on the claw holding it and released it. Shaggy knocked Scrappy's robot and Fred and Velma approached it, the Daemon Ritus melted into the Mondavarious bot, and here Scrappy finally revealed himself. With the Daemon Ritus stuck to his chest, the wicked Scrappy morphed into a giant monster and knocked Fred and Velma aside.
He then chased Scooby and Shaggy until he finally had them cornered. He then managed to capture Scooby after Shaggy's girlfriend Mary Jane, possessed by a demon, brings him over. Scooby orders his nephew to sit down and pokes him in his nose, causing Scrappy to roar in anger and take him over to the Pinscher to extract his protoplasm. However, Zarkos falls over the vat after his fight with Daphne (who pushed him in), releasing the people's protoplasm to their bodies, returning to their body while the demons exploded from being exposed to the sunlight reflection on the skeleton disco ball. Refusing to admit defeat, Scrappy goes ballistic and tells Fred and Velma their fight isn't over and he'll still kill them, but Shaggy controls the claw and pulls the Daemon Ritus out of his chest, returning Scrappy to his normal form. Scrappy faces Scooby, telling him he can still take him and he challenges him to a rematch, but an annoyed Scooby easily whacks Scrappy into a wall.
Scrappy and his henchmen are then arrested and taken to prison as police helicopters arrive on the island, with a humiliated Scrappy being taken away in a dog cage by the police officer. His last words to the gang are, "And I would have gotten away with it, too! If not for you meddling sons of--", only to be cut off by a police officer shutting the door as the puppy continues to rant and rave. The gang are in shock over Scrappy almost saying the bad word (also wondering where he heard it), but the subject is immediately changed with the news people talking to the gang again.
It's currently unknown what happened to Scrappy and his henchmen in the end, but they most likely remained in prison for life.
Scrappy is characterized by extreme arrogance and egomania, believing he could overpower any opponents with his "puppy power". He is also very blasphemous, manipulative, and disrespectful towards the gang and frequently mocked them, calling them "losers" (and later, even trying to call them "meddling sons of--", but was cut off before he could finish). His insistence that ghosts were real, coupled with his obnoxious and detestable behavior, annoyed Mystery, Inc. to no end, culminating with Scrappy arrogantly demanding that they appoint him their "unquestioned" leader or else he would leave, foolishly believing that they valued his company, when in reality, they would gladly take the chance to get rid of him (even his own uncle). This led to his abandonment, which would cause his downward spiral into outright villainy.
As a villain, Scrappy shows no problem with committing murder and kidnapping and was perfectly happy to consume the souls of thousands (perhaps millions or trillions) of innocent people in order to increase his own power, kill Mystery, Inc., and rule the world with his army of monsters. Upon assuming the form of Scrappy Rex, he becomes even more brutal, arrogant, and insensitive, and even after his defeat, he still insists that he could kill the gang, only to be quickly overpowered (though his ego was not damaged in the slightest).
In the cartoons, Scrappy is also egotistical, tough-acting, and overconfident, though not as obnoxious and to a much lesser extent, and is also more judicious, analytical, and intelligent, sometimes proving to be an even better sleuth than most of the gang, with the possible exception of Velma. He also idolizes Scooby, and is firmly loyal to the group, often courageously (or brazenly) standing up for them when they were being attacked. How Scrappy went from cocky but heroic to obnoxious and demanding (then villainous and cruel) is unknown, though perhaps in the cartoons, he never became a villain and/or something really terrible happened to him — or was caused by him, inadvertently or otherwise — that caused the gang to stop talking about him.
In his normal form in the live action film, Scrappy is a small brown Great Dane like Scooby but wears a black studded collar unlike Scooby who wears a traditional collar that is blue. As Scrappy Rex, he is a muscular, overweight and monstrous creature with large teeth, sharp claws and huge eyebrows. He is significantly larger than he was before and on his chest contains the Daemon Ritus. While disguised as Emile, Scrappy had the appearance of an eccentric and friendly middle aged man wearing a variety of different snazzy clothes before changing into regal blue robes in the film's climax.
In the cartoon, he was a small brown Great Dane puppy with a blue collar the same as his uncle.
Powers and Abilities
As Scrappy-Rex, he has the ability to knock aside enemies with brute force and could lift Scooby Doo.
In other media
Thanks to Scrappy being the villain in the movie (and of course being extremely unpopular), he hasn't been seen again, at least physically, in any more Scooby Doo projects to date. Although he is sometimes referred to, regarding on how nobody likes him.
- In a Cartoon Network bumper, Scrappy rants about how other cartoons are getting more love and fame than he is. Shaggy is seen in that bumper, and he backs away in sheer terror at the very sight of him.
- In another bumper, Scrappy is in a locker room with other cartoon dogs saying mean things about Scooby behind his back. Scrappy says he was brought onto Scooby's show because they needed good acting. Scooby then enters and sit in front of Scrappy. A picture of Daphne is seen on a locker.
- In a 6 minute Scooby Doo cartoon on the Aloha, Scooby-Doo! DVD, Freddy mentions a sixth member of the group to which the gang gasps at. Shaggy mentions they were not supposed to talk about Scrappy. Fred says he meant the Mystery Machine.
- In the 2008 direct-to-video movie Scooby Doo and the Goblin King, dolls of Scrappy appear when the possessed Mystery Machine (turned into a monster by Krudsky) chases Freddy. The van then crashes onto them and destroys the dolls and the stand.
- In the Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated episode The Siren's Song, Fred and Daphne are walking down the halls of the Crystal Cove Spook Museum which houses the costumes of Mystery, Inc.'s defeated past enemies, like the Ghost of Captain Cutler, the Miner 49er, and the Space Kook, when Daphne spots a statue of Scrappy. Daphne mentioned she hadn't seen Scrappy's statue before, before Fred hurriedly turned her away and reminded her that they'd agreed never to speak of Scrappy again, probably so they wouldn't upset Scooby. Some fans have suggested this might refer to the events of the live-action Scooby-Doo film, implying that the events of the movie actually happened in the Mystery Incorporated universe some time before the events of Mystery Incorporated, which makes sense since the Luna Ghost from the movie appeared in the shows pilot episode Beware The Beast From Below, though others believe otherwise due to canonicity differences.
- In a promo for Cartoon Network's 20th anniversary, when the CN characters are taking a picture, Jake the Bulldog pulls Scrappy out of the photo before it is taken. Velma, Shaggy and Scooby appeared in that bumper.
- There is a game on cartoonnetwork.com called "Scrappy Stinks". The object of the game is to throw things at Scrappy and not Shaggy or Scooby.
- Scrappy was in one of the bloopers of the 2003 Scooby-Doo film Scooby-Doo! And The Monster of Mexico.
- In the 2005 short film An evening with the Scooby gang, Fred mentions a sixth member of Mystery Inc. and Shaggy says he thought they weren't supposed to talk about Scrappy before Fred clarifies he is referring to the Mystery Machine.
- Scrappy was mentioned in the 2019 movie Scooby-Doo! And The Curse of the 13th Ghost, which is follow-up to The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, the last Scooby-Doo TV show to feature him as a main character.
- Scrappy was mentioned on the season 1 finale of Scooby-Doo And Guess Who?
- Scrappy is also portrayed as a villain in the comic book series Scooby Apocalypse.
- Scrappy's original voice actor in the 1979 series was Lennie Weinrib.
- Scrappy's voice actor from 1980 to 1989, Don Messick was also Scooby's original voice actor.
- Scrappy's voice actor in the 2002 movie, Scott Innes also voiced Scooby in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (because of Messick's death in October 24, 1997) and both Scooby and Shaggy in Scooby-Doo! And The Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo! And The Alien Invaders and Scooby-Doo! And The Cyber Chase. He also played classic Scooby villain The Creeper in Cyber Chase but was uncredited.
- At one point in the film, Velma reveals that Scrappy is in fact not a puppy, but has a glandular disorder.
- Scrappy was seen in a 2014 State Farm ad.
- In 2015, Warner Bros. released a DVD containing Scrappy's first 16 episodes and Scrappy was included on the front cover.
- One of the 2015 LEGO Scooby-Doo sets features a monster from one of Scrappy's episodes but Scrappy is not featured in the set.
- Scrappy's appearance in the movie was probably hinted at when Warner Bros. released Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf and Scooby-Doo and The Ghoul School, two of his earlier movies in the Scooby-Doo franchise on DVD before the release of the film.
- Despite being infamous, Scrappy is often chosen as Boomeroyalty on Boomerang, where they have a month-long marathon with Scooby Doo projects starring him.
- Despite being the main antagonist of the film, Scrappy has little screen time as himself and is mostly in his Emile Mondavarious disguise and the only scenes (aside from the end) of him without his Emile Mondavarious disguise are Velma's flashback and his transformation into Scrappy Rex.
- On a related note, an instance of foreshadowing that Mondavarious was actually Scrappy was displayed when he, as his said persona, was seen scratching his face in a way that only a dog would do.
- Given the scope of his scheme and how he endangered billions of not trillions of people and the world itself, this version of Scrappy could be one of the most evil villains in the franchise. Despite this, his more comedic traits and little screen time prevent him from being purely evil as Mola Ram from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
- Early drafts of the film included the Luna Ghost as the culprit masquerading as Emile Mondavarious rather than Scrappy, who was mentioned in a joke about him having been euthanized. Though an alternate ending featuring the Luna Ghost as the villain was filmed and screen-tested, James Gunn ultimately resolved to reveal Mondavarious as Scrappy due to the producers being uncomfortable with the idea of giving the villains role to "an anonymous monster", as well as his extreme hatred towards Scrappy.
- Tim Curry was originally in talks to portray Emile Mondavarious in the film, but turned it down upon learning that Scrappy was to be included in the film, due to his hatred of the character. Curry had previously voiced Ben Ravencroft in Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost. On a related note, Curry provided the voice of the Mastermind in the video game Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights which was released the same year as Scooby-Doo: The Movie. Coincidentally, Scott Innes, who voiced Scrappy in the movie, returned to voice Scooby and Shaggy in that game.
- Scrappy is the villain who mentally scarred Mystery Inc. to the deepest extent, as it was revealed in Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated that the gang agreed to never speak of him again.
- Scrappy was made the villain of the movie because director James Gunn (along with a majority of Scooby-Doo fans) loathed the character, though he apologized when it turns out that Scrappy had some fans who weren't pleased with the portrayal of him in the movie. The fact that the Mystery Gang are portrayed negatively in the movie and the fact that they left him to die in the desert, though he did challenge them to do that, didn't really help matters.