Mystery Incorporated character Velma Dinkley is finally shown by a gay character in the most recent animated film, Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!
According to Variety In the meantime, footage from the film’s release have been making rounds on Twitter including a particularly popular clip showing Velma’s initial encounter with the costume maker Coco Diablo. The 13-second clip shows the bespectacled police officer caught off guard when she sees Coco and she immediately falls in love with while her glasses get smudges.
In another video, Velma is shown being kind to Coco when she says that Coco has the abilities to observe “brilliant observations” during a recent meeting that they had just before Coco puts her hands on her shoulder, which triggers an emotional response from Velma who is clearly struggling to hide her love for her new lover.
Google was celebrating the event by throwing up screens with a shower of animated confetti, as well as a variety of LGBTQ+ flags when queries like “Velma,” “Velma Dinkley” and “Velma Scooby-Doo” were entered through the engine. the result pages of the results appearing with the option of replaying the video and share the video with friends.
The news comes just two years after James Gunn said he attempted to create Velma sexually gay canonically in the live-action version of the Hanna-Barbera animation, but the studio “kept adding water and drinking it back down” until it was “ambiguous (the version that was shot) and then it was no one (the published version) and then finally getting the girlfriend (the sequel).”
Tony Cervone, supervising producer on the Mystery Incorporated series, also has previously confirmed that Velma’s sexuality is confirmed in a post in Instagram: “I’ve said this previously but Velma from Mystery Incorporated is not bi. She’s gay. We had always anticipated Velma being a bit off and out of character while she was in a relationship with Shaggy because the relationship wasn’t right for her and she experienced not spoken about her concerns regarding the reason.
“There are clues to the reason about the mermaid and If you go through the entire Marcie storyline, it’s to be as clear as it could create it 10 years back,” he continued. “I believe that Marcie and Velma had the time to express their feelings on time, however, after the reset, they’re an actual couple. You may not agree with it however, we wanted to do it.”
Halloween is here! Scooby-Doo! is available through Prime Video and will debut on HBO Max on October 16 — so get some Scooby Snacks and add it on your list to watch, together with the other major movies that will be available on your favorite streaming services this month..