Norville “Shaggy” Rogers is a fictional character and is one of the four human protagonists of the Scooby-Doo franchise. He is usually portrayed as an amateur sleuth and cowardly slacker, and the long-time best friend of his equally cowardly dog, Scooby-Doo.
Shaggy Character description
Shaggy has a distinctive vocal pattern, characterized by his frequent use of the filler word “like”. His voice is quite pubescent and often cracks when he speaks. Also, he is the only character in the group with a beard (consisting of a rough goatee). His signature outfit consists of a large green V-neck t-shirt, baggy brown or brown flared pants and black shoes. In The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo and the early TV movies, he wore a red V-neckline and blue jeans.
Like his dog Scooby, Shaggy is often bribed with Scooby Snacks due to his big appetite and love of food. He and Scooby justify his hunger by insisting that “Being in a constant state of terror makes us constantly hungry!” in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Shaggy’s favorite food is an “extra cheese pizza with pickles” (as revealed in the TV movie Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo). Also, in “Bedlam in the Big Top”, he says that he used to run track, and in “What a Night for a Knight” he claims to be a gymnast, which explains his mysterious abilities to quickly evade bad guys.
He has shown, in some cases, to be able to run even faster than Scooby, even when the latter is running on all fours. Scooby-Doo’s inaugural episode “A Clue for Scooby-Doo”, Where Are You!, reveals that his taste for unlikely food combinations (such as chocolate-covered hot dogs and sausages “a la mode”) is the consequence of a shaggy boy. receive a garbage disposal unit for the first toy from him. In Scooby-Doo! and the monster from Mexico, Fred claims that the reason Shaggy eats so much (while maintaining his slim physique) is his “high metabolism”.
In Scooby-Doo: Behind the Scenes, Fred states that the real reason Shaggy is so skinny is that he is a vegetarian (a reference to Casey Kasem’s veganism). Shaggy is capable of impressive athletic prowess when he is scared; however, these abilities are invariably used for comedy, and Shaggy is only capable of such feats when he panics. For example, after getting scared in Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare, he shakes the iron bars of an old prison cell so hard that they collapse.
Shaggy gets very scared in the face of monsters or other frightening situations, and generally shows far greater cowardice than any other character except Scooby. This was explained in the legend of the ghost as a possible type of panic disorder.