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Frederick Herman Jones, also known as "Fred" and "Freddy," is an integral member of the Scooby-Doo series, about a group of mystery-solving teenagers and their their Great Dane, Scooby-Doo. The other members of the gang are Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley, Daphne Blake, and Scooby-Doo.
Fred is the leader of the group and usual drives the gang's van, the Mystery Machine. Fred is smart brave, strong, and very creative in devising plans to capture the creature/monster/ghost. In the later series, Fred is shown as having a great interest in various types of sports, which fits with his strong physique. However, like many of the Scooby Doo characters, Fred's character varies somewhat from series to series. For example, in A Pup Named Scooby Doo (where the gang are portrayed as children), Fred can hardly be called intellectual.
As the leader, Fred often orders the gang to split up to search for clues. He gets bent out of shape if someone else suggests splitting up. Fred usually takes the female members of the gang, Daphne and Velma, with him while Shaggy and Scooby go off by themselves. There are many times that Fred and Daphne team up and send Velma along with Shaggy and Scooby. This pairing up has lead to much speculation what Fred and Daphne were doing off camera.
Fred is also the one who devises various Rube Goldberg traps for villains, with Scooby Doo and Shaggy being used as live bait (or as Scooby would say "Rive Rait"). More often than not, Scooby-Doo and/or Shaggy set off or fall into the trap, instead of the villain. Nevertheless, the villain is somehow trapped in some other way.
In the original series, Fred is the one who gave Daphne the nickmane "Danger-Prone Daphne."
In the 1990s direct-to-video movies and in the 2000s series What's New, Scooby Doo?, Fred got a slight outfit change. He now has stripe across his shirt and no neckerchief. He also is shown as slightly less intelligent (Though he has tricked out the Mystery Machine, with a near infinite number of modifications), and more clueless to his surroundings (Convinced that he can speak foreign languages when the best he can do is mangle words from a phrasebook), similar to how he was depicted in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
Less is known about Freddy than the other members of the Scooby gang. All we really know about Fred's childhood is from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. Fred had a very odd childhood, to say the least. He is clearly hyperactive, not-so bright, gullable, and superstitious. Fred subscribed to a magazine, the National Exaggerator, that "reported" real monsters (his favorites being the mole people and the mud monsters).
The facts for this article came from Wikipedia and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Scooby-Doo," which were found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Jones_%28Scooby-Doo%29on December 29, 2007.