Coinkydink Or Coinkydonk? Orko And The Scooby-Doo Brood
A wise man once said:
Do as I say, and as I BOOM! – Michael Bay
Basically, what that translates into is if you’re lucky to find something that pleases the masses, give ’em more!
This Hollywood trick is also known as The Scooby-Doo Brood. Almost as soon as the crime-solving canine entered the animated scene, he was a hit amongst his fans, so Hanna-Barbera thought, give ’em more! And over the course of many, many years, Scooby was brought back and re-purposed in the forms of other family members.
He-Man and the Master of the Universe would later go on to do the same thing with kid-friendly favorite, Orko, and introduce his Trollan Scooby-Doo Brood.
Orko is the original, just like Scooby-Doo.
Dree-Elle is Orko’s love interest, while Scooby-Dee is… SD’s cousin?
Well, Orko’s Uncle Montork is obviously his uncle; so Yabba-Doo is… SD’s brother?
Yuckers is Dree-Elle’s little brother, and Scrappy-Doo is SD’s nephew. Hrm.
Snoob is a misguided Trollan wizard, and Scooby-Dum is just dumb. I’m not seeing a pattern here at all…
Prankster (his real name is Wakrapanike) is the only Trollan to reveal his face, and Dooby-Doo is a rare cousin of SD that has hair. Aargh! That’s not even close…
How about Doctor Zoog is an evil scientist, and Whoopsy-Doo is a clown… Grrr!
Okay, well at least this counts:
The website Totally Looks Like states that Orko looks like the Black Mage from the Final Fantasy game series, but in all actuality, the Black Mage (created in 1987) looks like Orko (created in 1983)… BOOM!
And how’s this for a real-life Scrappy-Doo… DOUBLE BOOM!
(Trollan pics via Frank’s He-Man Page, everything else is from Google)