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Velma Daisy[1] Dinkley is one of the main characters in the Scooby-Doo franchise. She is portrayed by Hayley Kiyoko in the live-action adaption Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and its 2010 sequel Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster.

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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins[]

Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster[]

Personality[]

Throughout her various incarnations, Velma is usually portrayed as a highly intelligent young woman with highly specific interests in science or merely being very well read on obscure fields, such as Viking writing (as in the third Scooby-Doo series The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries). In Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo, Velma is described by her younger sister Madelyn as being "born with a mystery book in her hand". Consequently, Velma is usually the one to figure out the mystery, sometimes with the help of Fred and Daphne. Velma Dinkley was inspired by the brainy tomboy Zelda Gilroy, as played by Sheila James, from the late 1950s/early 1960s American sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.[2]

A running gag in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and The New Scooby-Doo Movies is Velma's severe nearsightedness and her trouble with keeping her glasses on her face (often resulting in them falling off while she is being chased by the villain).[3] Another running gag is that despite the fact that she is the smallest of the Scooby-Doo gang she can actually carry away the whole gang in her arms from a villain.

When Scooby-Doo is too afraid to volunteer to help with a mission, Velma often offers him a dog treat called a "Scooby Snack" as a bribe. She also occasionally displays a strong, take-charge personality when needed, sharply ordering Shaggy to "march!" in an early episode, and she is not above physically attacking a villain when provoked, as when she kicked The Creeper in the knee for snatching her glasses right off her face. Her catchphrases are: "Jinkies!" and "My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!" (when she accidentally loses her glasses).

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Hayley Kiyoko's filmography
Characters (major ones)
Velma DinkleyStevie NicholsStella YamadaGabiAja LeithRaven RamirezLexi Himitsu
Shows
Unfabulous • Wizards of Waverly Place • Zeke and Luther • The Vampire Diaries • The Fosters • CSI: Cyber • Insecure
Web
The Fosters: Girls United • Five Points
Movies
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery BeginsScooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake MonsterLemonade Mouth • Blue Lagoon: The Awakening • Adrift • Hello, My Name is Frank • Insidious: Chapter 3 • Jem and the Holograms • XOXO
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