Fred Jones (A Pup Named Scooby-Doo!)

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Fred Jones (A Pup Named Scooby-Doo!)
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"The (name of monster) is none other than Red Herring!"
Gender: Male
Type: The Dumb Side of Fred Jones
Total Idiot
Age: 11
Species: Human
Portrayed by: Carl Steven
Status: Alive
Media of Origin: A Pup Named Scooby-Doo!


Frederick Herman Jones also known as Fred and Freddy is a fictional character in the Scooby-Doo franchise. While his teenager self is likable (with the exception of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!), the same can’t be said for his child self in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo!, as he was badly flanderized and became very out-of-character.

Why He Sucks

NOTE: This article only applies to the character as depicted in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo!

  1. He was badly flanderized and became very out-of-character, where he went from a smart and likable teenage leader into a kid who is a complete idiot.
  2. He blames Red Herring for no good reason other than that he doesn’t like him, which is a pathetic excuse for such a reason like that.
  3. He also never gives Red Herring a break, as he keeps blaming him over and over again, to the point where it gets overused.
  4. He believes what isn’t real, for example, he insists that the nonsense he reads in comic books are the culprits of the case.
  5. He also makes ridiculous theories, like the comic book characters or Red Herring being the culprits, and they make no sense whatsoever.
  6. He can be very annoying sometimes, like in "The Computer Walks Among Us", where he and the gang goes "Naaaa", which is repeated four times.
  7. In the same aforementioned episode, he was also very dumb, thinking that the now disgusted Velma is someone else.
  8. Due to his stupidity, he is not a very good leader.
  9. His stupidity is also annoying, rather than charming, as he doesn’t have the certain uniqueness that Shaggy and Scooby have when it comes to their sillness.
  10. While most of the main cast are younger versions of themselves that were decently written, he (along with Daphne) is one of the only 2 main characters that were very poorly written.
  11. He would then get flanderized again as a teenager, but only worse.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. He was a much more likable character as a teenager (except for Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!).
  2. His character design is a perfect one, as he looks very cute as a child.
  3. The late Carl Steven did an awesome job voicing him.
  4. His parents actually make appearances (that are relevant to the story most of the time), giving him at least somewhat of a background.
  5. He has a decent amount of, and not too many, fourth-wall breaking moments.
  6. He has some funny moments, like how he blames almost everything on a bully named Red Herring, which often prompts him to appear to assert that he was innocent (despite being overused).
  7. He can be likable sometimes, and shows that he still cares about the gang very much.
  8. A lot of fans really appreciated Fred Jones in "Bravo Dooby-Doo" (crossover with Johnny Bravo), because the producers removed any traces of his stupidity, and made him smarter to make him a more likable character.

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