Some of you may remember that last year on Halloween, I wrote a fun fact of the week themed around Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School's Sybella Dracula. This year, I thought I'd continue the tradition of the 'Fangtastic Facts' to celebrate the Halloween season. Well either that or maybe I just really enjoy Sybella's fangtastic puns (in my defense, how can you not find those cheesy bat puns adorable?). As Sybella is a bit of a lesser known and appreciated character in the Scooby-Doo franchise, there isn't really one fact that stuck out to me to share, so as with last year, I present you with a hodgepodge of some fun little facts which make up this year's "fangtastic" fact of the week:
During the scene where Shaggy and the dogs take the girl ghouls for a run, Sybella is seen without a headband, however, when she stops to eat the rotten crabapple, a headband suddenly appears on her head. A few seconds later, the headband disappears again when the girls are eating the crabapples while resuming their jog.
Towards the end of the movie when everyone is trying to escape from Revolta's castle, Sybella asserts "I'll fly us out, but I can only take one at a time!" This doesn't really make any sense, as Sybella was able to pick up Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy all at one time when she rescued them from the alligators in Barren Bog earlier in the movie.
I also managed to find this quite odd fun fact when searching for other possibly relevant information about Sybella's character. Apparently, due to the Ghoul School movie, Sybella has become a somewhat popular name on baby naming sites for parents. In searching for info, numerous baby naming sites came up which suggested Sybella (using the *cough* incorrect *cough* spelling of "Sibella" for the character) for being used as a baby name. A few examples (I won't post all of the ones I found here as these probably give you the idea):
And finally, as some of of you are aware, I somewhat dislike the Americanized spelling of Sybella's name (though I am mostly joking). If you believe the correct spelling is Sibella, or if you're not clear on what exactly I mean by "Americanized" spelling, here's an interesting fun fact about the origins of the Sybella name in history.
Sybella is of Greek origin, and means "prophetess or oracle," while according to BehindTheName.com, Sibella is an Americanized spelling of the Greek word Sybella.
So hopefully you enjoyed reading these fun little facts from Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School. I certainly enjoyed writing them! But before I wrap this post up, I thought I'd quick share something really cool I inadvertently discovered writing this post. While trying to screencapture the picture you see above this paragraph of Sybella, I mistakenly bumped the 'capture' button on the screencap software I use about one second too early. In the process of doing so, I managed to screencapture an image which only appears on screen for probably less than a millisecond and would likely be almost impossible to find again in the film even if I tried. What I ended up capturing is a scene of Sybella changing from a bat to a vampire, which in my opinion is a super beautiful representation of both sides of Sybella - her "vampire" self and her "bat" self. Here's what I ended up capturing, and hope you all have a fangtastic Halloween! :)