Mystery Incorporated is an amateur crime solving group of teenagers consisting of Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, Shaggy Rogers, and Scooby-Doo. Originally based in Coolsville, they have since expanded globally, collecting clues and following leads in order to discover the identity of masked assailants.
Ever since their childhood, the gang of Mystery Incorporated has worked together to solve mysteries. These usually consist of investigating seemingly supernatural phenomena which usually (but not always) involves villains who are trying to scare people away from their location so as to not have their villainous schemes uncovered. Through a combination of skillful deduction, clever traps, and sometimes, dumb luck, Mystery Incorporated will find the truth behind the phenomena and unmask the villain(s) responsible for it. And most often, the villains will admit to their schemes, adding "And I/we would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for you meddling kids!"
Methods, equipment, and abilities
While the members of Mystery Incorporated don't have superpowers or special training like the Teen Titans, each member has their own special skills that contribute to their ability to solve mysteries:
Fred is the de facto leader of Mystery Incorporated, and has a knack for building traps to catch villains using anything available on hand.
Daphne has an uncanny ability for finding trouble, giving her the nickname "Danger-Prone Daphne." More often than not, however, her mishaps help further the investigation.
Velma is the most intelligent member of Mystery Inc., and her ability to piece clues together is what most often leads to finding the truth behind the mysteries they solve.
Shaggy is a coward with a huge appetite, yet his fear reactions are second to none, and his ability to flee makes him excellent bait to lure the villains into Fred's traps.
Scooby-Doo has the same cowardice and appetite as Shaggy, but also has a strong sense of smell which is useful for sniffing out clues.