Frederick Herman Jones also known as Fred and Freddy is a fictional character in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He is the leader of Mystery Incorporated, and is a great loyal friend to his teammates. He’s the man with the plan when solving mysteries and trapping bad guys.
Why He Rocks
- He’s the very likable and unforgettable leader of Mystery Incorporated.
- He has many memorable catchphrases and lines of dialogue, such as ”Hold the phone’”, "It’s trapping time!" or “Well, gang, it looks like we’ve got another mystery on our hands”.
- He’s a great traps expert, as he knows when to build traps to catch villains, and usually has Shaggy and Scooby as bait to lure the bad guys to the traps.
- Frank Welker does an amazing job portraying/voicing the character.
- His plans usually end up failing hilariously, but it’s also nice when his plans actually work sometimes.
- He’s a good detective, as he’s great at finding clues and knows that splitting up is a great way to cover more ground.
- He is a great and loyal friend to his teammates, especially Daphne, because most fans suspect they are in a relationship, which is actually explored in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and some of the animated movies in the franchise, and they have some cute moments.
- He’s generally very handsome, but he’s also a nice guy, especially towards his friends, and is always there to help anyone who needs it.
- While his design looks good in most Scooby-Doo media, there were unfortunate times where it did not look good:
- In Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!, he looks really weird and a little uncanny. It's interesting to note that he’s supposed to represent his live-action appearance from the live-action Scooby-Doo movies.
- In Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, his redesign is awful and looks very little to nothing like his original counterpart, and instead looks more like a bad attempt to imitate Seth MacFarlane's art style like Family Guy, American Dad! or Brickleberry's art style. Speaking of his redesign, it is unfitting in the Scooby-Doo franchise, as it fits more into an adult cartoon or parody.
- He’s absent in a few Scooby-Doo shows, most notably Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! after appearing in just one episode, which was wasted potential.
- There have been unfortunate times where he fell into flanderization land:
- In Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, while he wasn’t actually flanderized, it felt like he was, because he became stuck in his own ego much like he was in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, and has a huge obsession with traps.
- In Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, he was flanderized into dialing it up to 11 and is stuck in his own ego even more than he was in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, where he is into traps.
- Fred is the only character that will have his character design faithful in the Scooby-Doo spinoff Velma in which will release in 2023.