Daphne Blake

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Daphne Blake
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Daphne in "What a Night for a Knight."
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Member of: Mystery Incorporated
The Hex Girls in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (SDMI)
Affiliation: Vincent Van Ghoul
Occupation: Sleuth
Journalist
Father: Nedley Blake
Mother: Elizabeth Blake
Sibling(s): Four named sisters: Delilah, Daisy, Dawn, Dorothy; one unnamed sister in SDMI
Other relative(s): Unnamed brother-in-law in SDMI: "Revenge of the Man Crab"
Marital status: In SDMI and Scooby Apocalypse, she was engaged to Fred Jones
First appearance: SDWAY: "What a Night for a Knight" (1969)
Played by: Stefanianna Christopherson (1969-70)
Heather North (1970-2003)
Robyn Moore (1981)
Kellie Martin (1988-91)
Mary Kay Bergman (1998-2000)
Grey DeLisle (since 2001)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (2002, 04)
Kate Melton (2009, 2011)
Sarah Jeffrey (2018)
Taylor Meskimen (2020-2022)
Amanda Seyfried (2020)
Mckenna Grace (2020)
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The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
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A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
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Scooby-Doo
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What's New, Scooby-Doo?
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Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!
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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
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Scooby-Doo! and the Beach Beastie
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
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Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map
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Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
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Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood
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Scooby Apocalypse
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Daphne & Velma
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Daphne and Velma (Scholastic)
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Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
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Scoob!
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Velma

Daphne Blake is a member of Mystery Incorporated in the Scooby-Doo animated franchise. Her voice was originated by Stefanianna Christopherson, which was only a brief stint and is more fondly remembered by her replacement, Heather North.

Throughout the years, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network, and Warner Bros. Animation, as well as book and video game publishers, have conceived several incarnations, which don't always fit together because new writers have come on board and disregarded what has come before or there has been a complete reboot, but the general concept has been the same, perhaps except for DC Comics' radically altered Scooby Apocalypse.

Character description

Daphne is a fair-skinned teen with a hourglass physique, reddish-pink lipstick and long red hair. She has worn various outfits over the years, but her usual outfit consists of a purple top with mini-dress; pink pantyhose; mauve heel shoes with bows on top; a green-lime scarf; and a mauve headband. The hems and cuffs on her dress are mauve in color.

In The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, she wore purple one-piece overalls, a belt and pixie boots. She lacked a headband in this series and her hairstyle was also altered to resemble Debbie's from Speed Buggy as well. Sometimes, she also wears either a long sleeved mauve top with a rolled collar, matching mauve pants and legwarmers with a purple puffer vest and matching high heels, a long sleeved purple dress with two lilac belts, hoops at each shoulder and lilac boots or a purple coat over a short sleeved lilac dress with a purple belt and purple high heels as well.

As a child in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Daphne has a pink sweatshirt with a red skirt, pink pantyhose and white go-go boots. Her hair was shorter in length around this period, and headband was white.

In What's New, Scooby-Doo?, she wore a short long-sleeved purple dress with a wraparound top. Her outfit also includes pink pantyhose, a mauve headband, and platform shoes.

Though not as smart as Velma, Daphne finds a way to solve problems at her own hand. Initially in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, she always had the tenacity to get into danger, hence her nickname "Danger-Prone Daphne". That part of her personality has since been lessened overtime, as in later installments, she had gained a more active role and learnt how to do self defense.

Appearances

TV series

Movies

Specials

Shorts

Comics

Books

Video games

Stage performances

Biography

German Expressionism is an Art Form

The N̶e̶w̶ Decades Old Scooby-Doo M̶o̶v̶i̶e̶s̶ 40 Minute Episodes

Back to Basics

Dynomic Duo

Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood-Meta

The Scrappy years

Scrappy Saves the Show

Daphne, Freddy, and Velma MIA

Daphne Tests Well

Gotta Catch 'em All

The Coolest Pup Around

THIS TIME THE MONSTERS ARE REAL

Cartoon Network Spoofs

Harvey Birdman Represents

Daphne Gets Real

Daphne Goes (Pop)Punk

What's New in the Movies

Gonna Sing This Song ALL DAY LONG

Daphne Gets Real (again)

Return of the Ascot (DTVs since Abracadabra-Doo)

Crystal Cove Chronicles

Daphne Ain't Nobody's Puppet

Daphne in the LEGO world

Daphne Griffin

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Lib World

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who the Creators Wanted to See Thirty Years Ago?

Daphne Goes YA in Scholastic's moderately more successful Daphne and Velma

SCOOB! on the Big Screen (epic fail)

Daphne sells out

Daphne is in the first State Farm commercial.

In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Cartoon Feud," Daphne and her friends are forced to compete against the Teen Titans in Family Feud.

In the Warner Bros. Serververse in Space Jam: A New Legacy, the gang (based on their SCOOB! designs), arrive at the basketball game between the Tune Squad and the Goon Squad in the Mystery Machine, then watch from outside the van. Mystery Inc., like all the other IPs, has no particular preference and just reacts to whatever is happening.

Daphne in the Funny Books

Marvel's Laff-a-Lympics

Daphne Survives the Apocalypse in a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Violent World

Daphne in the Cyber Realm

Development

Gallery

Main article: Daphne Blake/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Daphne Blake/Toys

Behind the scenes

  • Daphne shares the same outfit and has similarly long hair as Kitty Jo, an anthropomorphic cat, on The Cattanooga Cats, which debuted the same year as Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in 1969.

In popular culture

  • In Disney's Doug episode "Doug's Bloody Buddy," the teaser depicts a fantasy in which Doug and his friends are like Mystery Inc. searching for the Bluffington Vampire. Beebe is the counterpart to Daphne.
  • In the Timon and Pumbaa episode "Werehog of London," a fortune teller warns Timon and Pumbaa that no one is safe of the curse of the werehog, not even "those meddling teens and their pesky dog," and then the camera reveals an orange and blue van resembling the Mystery Machine that has been abandoned after it was knocked into a lampost.
  • In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Costume Contest," Robin does a drawing of Teen Titans as Mystery Inc., with Starfire as Daphne.
  • On the second episode of The X-Factor: Celebrity, Nicole Scherzinger referred to the contestant Jenny Ryan as starting out as Daphne to becoming a full-blown diva. This is a somewhat confusing critique, as Ryan does have red hair like Daphne, but also wears glasses like Velma, who Scherzinger presumably meant.

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