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Almost every Scooby-Doo mystery was scifi/fantasy until they were debunked in the end. In all of the Scooby-Doo episodes and movies or comics (excluding anything with his nephew in it) is there even a single instance in which the original gang of meddling kids in Mystery, Inc. solve something that was supernatural or real?

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    By original, do you mean in the original series Scooby Doo, Where Are You? Or are you including the later incarnations, such as when Scrappy was added, or The New Scooby Doo Movies or the revival, What's New, Scooby Doo? Even if you include only the original 5 (Scooby, Freddie, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy), there's still several incarnations of the stories that include only them and also several shows that includes some of them that include supernatural events. – Tango May 26 '12 at 18:52
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    Anything with the original gang of five, the whole five, and only the five (plus celebrity guest stars) – Major Stackings May 26 '12 at 18:55
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    Is this on-topic? – DVK-on-Ahch-To May 26 '12 at 18:56
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    That's my point. From my admittedly very poor familiarity, it's not fantasy, it's mystery with a talking dog. – DVK-on-Ahch-To May 26 '12 at 20:44
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    It's on topic, because it is asking about a supernatural (scifi/fantasy) element of a cartoon. – Gabe Willard May 26 '12 at 21:52
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Yes, they did. I'm not sure of the details but Scooby saw the real Loch Ness Monster after the gang solved the mystery.

  • +1 for being right. That was one of the ones in the direct to video series. There were also real aliens and ghosts in that series. – David Stratton May 26 '12 at 21:32
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    It looks like the first examples of real ghosts/monsters were in The New Scooby-Doo Movies which aired from 1972-1974 on CBS--the wiki article says it "deviated from the established Scooby-Doo format of presenting criminals masquerading as supernatural beings by introducing real ghosts, witches, monsters, and other such characters into the plots." – Hypnosifl Dec 4 '14 at 22:43
  • If "uncovered" is considered an operative word, then no. A real ghost or monster often appeared to tease Scooby or Shaggy at the end. But it was never part of the mystery, and if memory serves, it never revealed itself to the entire gang. Could be wrong about that last, though. – Ted Miller Jan 22 at 2:27
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Yes. In Scooby Doo on Zombie Island, they encounter real undead and werecats. In digging deeper, most of the direct-to-video Scooby Doo movies in this era also feature real supernatural creatures.

Scooby Doo (2002) featured real demons. Scooby Doo 2, Monsters Unleashed contained real monsters, although they were brought to life through "scientific" means and might not really fit the bill as "Supernatural".

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    I feel like there was a whole series of movies where the gang found real monsters. One might have been called "Ghoul School?" – Adele C May 27 '12 at 2:28
  • @AdeleC - Yep. I Googled it,and you're right. Apparently there are a LOT of Scooby Doo movies with real spooks. – David Stratton May 27 '12 at 3:11
  • @AdeleC Ghoul School was a Scrappy-Doo add-on. – Major Stackings May 28 '12 at 5:30
  • @MajorStackings Scrappy Doo delenda est! – Stone True Aug 26 '16 at 4:32
  • @MajorStackings a Scrap-On, if you will... – VBartilucci Jul 2 '18 at 20:21
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In the original series, episode 16 "A Night of Fright is No Delight," the gang catch the two giggling green ghosts who are revealed to be crooked lawyers. However, at the very end they encounter a floating bone which appears to be genuinely supernatural. Fortunately this is the one type of ghost that Scooby isn't afraid of and he promptly chews it.

Obviously it's a silly joke but there's no indication that it isn't real and the gang don't seem particularly surprised at proof of ghosts.

  • A screenshot or video clip would improve this answer – Valorum Jan 21 at 23:58
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On the sci-fi side of things, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase had them fighting a "computer virus" (blue guy who lives in a computer), in cyberspace (VR, sort of?). Although the virus does put on a number of themed outfits throughout the story, none of them really qualify as disguises because they fool neither the audience nor any of the characters. So in this sense, he may be described as "real" because he was not wearing a disguise and was not unmasked at the end.

Note that any resemblance to actual computer science (or indeed physics) is purely coincidental. This is very far on the soft end of the sci-fi scale.

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In addition to the previous answers, there's also a newer animated Scooby Doo TV series called Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TVTROPES WARNING TvTropes page), contemporary with your question, which has supernatural elements. The original team of five looks into the mysteries of the town of Crystal Cove, and eventually uncover supernatural elements. I haven't watched this series and don't know much about the story, but apaprently extraterrestrial aliens are involved.

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