new headcanon: the Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc. gang was a group of friends all set to go to college until one of their friends was inexplicably shot and killed. the police put a half-hearted effort into searching for the murderer and dropped the case, leaving the rest of the crew distraught and pissed off. realizing that they couldn’t trust the cops, they formed their own sleuthing agency in order to solve their friend’s murder and to get to the bottom of countless other Black deaths near and far that the police refuse to properly follow up on. Velma was all set to major in forensic criminology in the fall, but now uses her skills in the pursuit of the truth. Daphne’s parents have guap out the ass and she helps fund the gang when needed, plus gives the best personal advice when everyone’s morale is low and frustration gets to intensely high levels. Freddy’s people skills help them glean information from possible witnesses and suspects. Shaggy knows basically everyone on the block and the amount of trust and respect he garners allows people to feel comfortable when helping out with leads and other information. Scooby is the muscle when they’re in danger, but the sweetest dog ever. He started out as a fighting dog, but Shaggy rescued him and they’ve been inseparable ever since.