Welcome to another fun fact of the week! This week, my lovely friend Bradford N. Smith joins us again for another fun categorization project we did together, like the female villains pie chart and spreadsheet from three weeks ago. This time, we categorized all the villains by type of monster, and counted up the number of each monster type throughout the entire franchise. We did not include any of the live action or LEGO films in this count. In the case of ghosts, since there are so many, and Scooby seems to love making ghosts of monsters (i.e. the ghost werewolf, the ghost clown, etc.), we chose to categorize each multi-hyphenate monster by its primary category, so “werewolf” and “clown” just so this project was manageable.
In our count, we found that there were 18 aliens, 20 beasts, 5 cat creatures, 8 clowns, 9 cryptids, 28 demons, 7 dinosaurs, 8 dragons, 9 Frankenstein monsters, 4 gargoyles, 11 ghouls, 14 gooey creatures, 16 Greek legends, 7 headless creatures, 11 indigenous spirits, 7 knights, 21 mummies, 4 that were members of Mystery Inc. as the villains (i.e. the 30 foot Shaggy), 38 non-ghost humans, 8 pirates, 7 plants, 22 robots, 4 scarecrows, 38 sea monsters, 15 skeletons, 6 snow monsters, 7 stone monsters, 4 super villains, 20 vampires, 5 vehicles, 17 werewolves, 15 witches, 10 wizards, and 16 zombies. There were also 36 misc. monsters that did not fit in any particular category. The top 2 types of monsters were 61 animals and 144 ghosts.
When counting each monster, if it was, for example, a horde of zombies like in Zombie Island, this was only counted as one as not to artificially inflate the count. However, if the monsters were different enough in species, such as the Dragonfly Monster and the Spider Monster in Reluctant Werewolf, they were counted each as one individual monster even though they were categorized under the same monster type.
For those wondering, the very silly Vampire Werewolf Mummy Ghost from Outer Space from Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!’s “Some Fred Time” was categorized as an alien, given its appearance and the fact that its primary attribute is that it is a cross-hybrid species from another world.
Here's how the monster types divide up by percentage:
You can check out a more detailed rundown of how these numbers add up here:
Thanks so much again to Bradford for collaborating together on this fun project! If you have any questions or arguments that we should have included something that we didn’t, or for some reason notice an error, please let us know!
~ WildwindVampire ~