This isn’t a mystery anymore: Scooby-Doo‘s Velma Dinkley is part of the LGBTQ+ community.
The sexuality of the spectacled brains of the group has been confirmed in newly-released clips from Trick or Treat Scooby Doo! In one scene, which has gone viral online, Velma meets costume designer Coco Diablo for the first time. When she lays eyes on her, epic music plays in the background and text pops up on-screen that points out her “incredible glasses,” along with other positive attributes like how she’s “good with animals,” “obviously brilliant” and has “an amazing turtleneck.”
To all this, Velma obviously says her signature catchphrase, “Jinkies!” As she does so, she’s obviously smitten as her glasses fog up and her cheeks redden.
In another scene, Velma tells Daphne that she’s “crushing big time.” In a third, she smiles happily after Coco calls her “the cute one.”
Fans have been overjoyed about this development, with people writing tributes like “LET’S GO LESBIANS” and “OMG LESBIAN VELMA FINALLY CANON CANON IN THE MOVIES LETS GOOOOOO” on Twitter. But no one is more happy than Hayley Kiyoko, who played Velma in the 2009 made-for-television film Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins and its 2010 sequel Scooby Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster.