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Velma Dinkley
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Velma in "What a Night for a Knight."
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Member of: Mystery Incorporated
Affiliation: Scooby-Doo
Shaggy Rogers
Daphne Blake
Fred Jones
The Hex Girls
Occupation: Sleuth
Bookshop owner
Father: Mr. Dinkley
Mother: Mrs. Dinkley
Sibling(s): One younger sister, Madelyn Dinkley[1]
Uncle(s): Four uncles, Uncle John[2]
Dave Walton[3]
Cosmo Dinkley[4]
Aunt(s): Two aunts, Thelma[6]
Aunt Meg[5]
Other relative(s): One cousin, Marcy[5]
Marital status: Wife to Shaggy Rogers in Scooby Apocalypse
Children: One son, Frederick Rogers-Dinkley, in Scooby Apocalypse
First appearance: SDWAY: "What a Night for a Knight" (1969)
Played by: Nicole Jaffe (1969-72, 2003)
Pat Stevens (1976-79)
Marla Frumkin (1979-84)
Robyn Moore (1981)
Christina Lange (1988-91)
B.J. Ward (1997-2002)
C. Martin Croker (1997)
Linda Cardellini (2002, 2004)
Mindy Cohn (2002-2015, 2017)
Hayley Kiyoko (2009, 2010)
Stephanie D'Abruzzo (2013)
Kate Micucci (since 2015)
Sarah Gilman (2018)
Trisha Gum (2019)
Em Eldrige (2020-22)
Gina Rodriguez (2020)
Ariana Greenblatt (2020)
Mindy Kaling (2023)
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Velma Dinkley is a member of Mystery Incorporated of the Scooby-Doo animated franchise. Her voice was originated by Nicole Jaffe.

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

Velma is a teenage girl with an auburn-colored bob cut, a slightly wide waistline and freckles. Her fashion choices are somewhat comfortable, wearing a baggy, orange turtleneck sweater, a red skirt, orange socks that extend to her knees, and black Mary Jane shoes. She is well known for wearing square, thick-framed glasses.

In various incarnations, Velma is a highly intelligent woman with an interest in science. She is well-read on many fields and is fascinated by mysteries. Because of her highly analytical intellect, Velma is typically the first Mystery Inc. member to solve a mystery, and often keeps her conclusions a secret till the very end. She is also the most skeptical of the gang and is most likely to discount any accounts of paranormal activity, often holding a philosophy that there is always a rational explanation in everything. Velma was initially characterized as a humble girl with a no-nonsense attitude, though modern iterations of the character—namely Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated—depict her as highly sarcastic.

Despite using her knowledge in solving mysteries, Velma is prone to nearsightedness, which came from losing her glasses on many occasions.


TV series






Video games

Stage performances


German Expressionism is an Art Form

The N̶e̶w̶ Decades Old Scooby-Doo M̶o̶v̶i̶e̶s̶ 40 Minute Episodes

Back to Basics

Dynomic Duo

Scooby Goes Hollywood-Meta

The Scrappy years

Scrappy Saves the Show

Daphne, Freddy, and Velma MIA

Velma's Break from NASA

The Coolest Pup Around


Cartoon Network Spoofs

Harvey Birdman Represents

Velma Gets Real

Velma Goes (Pop)Punk

What's New in the Movies

Gonna Sing This Song ALL DAY LONG

Velma Gets Real (again)

Return of the Ascot (DTVs since Abracadabra-Doo)

Crystal Cove Chronicles

Velma Ain't Nobody's Puppet

Velma in the LEGO world

Velma Griffin

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

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

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

SCOOB! on the Big Screen (epic fail)

Scoobyless Riverdale

Velma is the titular character. In this series, she is of South Asian descent.

Velma Sells Out

In 2005, Velma appeared in a Dove shampoo commercial, with Wilma Flintstone and Jane Jetson.

In 2013, Velma is in the first State Farm commercial.

In The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Velma pops up in the apocalyptic setting.

In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Cartoon Feud," Velma and her friends are forced by Control Freak 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.

Velma in the Funny Books

Marvel's Laff-a-Lympics

Velma Survives the Apocalypse

Velma in the Cyber Realm

Velma is a fighter in Multiversus. She makes a brief appearance in Scooby-Doo Mystery. She is a playable character in Scooby-Doo! Mystery of the Fun Park Phantom, Scooby-Doo! First Frights, and Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp, and is an NPC in Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (video game), Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem, and Scooby-Doo! Unmasked.


Velma's template when being created was Zelda Gilroy from the 1960s sitcom The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis.[7] Although writer Mark Evanier believes this to result in something "very, very remote and hardly worth talking about", perhaps if one were to ignore the fact that the actress who played her is gay which Velma had recently been revealed to be at the time of his writing.[8]


Main article: Velma Dinkley/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Velma Dinkley/Toys

Behind the scenes

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. Patti is the counterpart to Velma.
  • In the Timon and Pumbaa episode "Werehog of London," a fortune teller warns Timon and Pumbaa that no one is safe from 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 Raven as Velma.
  • For Warner Bros.' 100th anniversary, they celebrated by licensing a range of Looney Tunes Funko Pops with a Scooby-Doo motif, which included Tweety with Velma's hairstyle and glasses.


  1. ^ Scooby-Doo! Abracabra-Doo (2010).
  2. ^ The Scooby-Doo Show: "The Curse of the Viking Lake," season 2, episode 1 (1977).
  3. ^ The Scooby-Doo Show: "Watch Out! The Willawaw!," season 3, episode 1 (1978).
  4. ^ The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries: "Ghosts of the Ancient Astronauts," season 1, episode 6 (1984).
  5. ^ a b c What's New, Scooby-Doo?: "A Scooby-Doo Halloween," season 2, episode 6 (2003).
  6. ^ A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: "Scooby Dude," season 1, episode 9 (1988).
  7. ^ Evanier, Mark (June 10, 2002). "Shaggy Dog Story". News From Me. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  8. ^ Evanier, Mark (October 22, 2022. "From the E-Mailbag". News From Me. Retrieved January 19, 2023.