This is a list of Scooby-Doo characters. Scooby-Doo is an American animated franchise based around several animated television series and animated films, as well as live action movies. There are five main characters in the franchise: Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Fred Jones, Velma Dinkley, and Daphne Blake—known as “Mystery Incorporated”. There are also several recurring characters throughout the franchise, including their parents, friends, allies, and enemies. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, premiered in 1969, and has spawned off many follow-up series, and several direct-to-DVD movies. These series have introduced several other characters and additions to the gang, most notably Scooby’s cousin Scooby-Dum and nephew Scrappy-Doo.