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Mummy of Ankha

Mummy of Ankha

Dr. Najib unmasked

The mummy of Ankha appears in "Scooby-Doo and a Mummy, Too", an episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. It was the disguise of Dr. Najib.

Physical appearance

As the mummy, Dr. Najib was covered in rolls of paper.

Personality

The mummy was hostile and short-tempered. It did not speak much, communicating mostly in ghostly moans and groans. The only word it spoke was "coin", referring to an old Egyptian coin which Shaggy Rogers had put into his pocket by mistake; he persistently chased the gang around in an attempt to obtain it (as Dr. Najib needed it in order to obtain Ankha's diamond scarab).

Powers and abilities

  • Petrifaction: The mummy appeared to be able to turn people and dogs into stone statues. In truth, Dr. Najib was making replicas out of quick-drying concrete mix.
  • Super strength: The mummy could punch holes through wooden doors, and even shatter a vase with one punch.

History

Early life

Ankha was once a feared ruler of ancient Egypt. According to Dr. Najib, Ankha had spoken of a curse. Ankha had vowed that if he was ever removed from his tomb, he would return to life and would turn anyone responsible into stone.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

This seemed to be true, now that he had been moved to the Department of Archeology in the United States. At the time the kids went to pick up some sandwiches, the mummy broke into the museum and turned the professor to stone. When the gang returned, they found Ankha's mummy all over the place. He wanted the Egyptian coin Shaggy had (as he accidentally took it with him before the gang left).

After several encounters, it seemed that Dr. Najib and Scooby-Doo had been turned to stone. As Shaggy mourned over Scooby's apparent petrifaction, Scooby dug himself out of the shed a few feet away. After realizing that Ankha didn't really turn Scooby to stone, the gang knew they had to catch him. In the end, though, Shaggy and Scooby ended up taking a lawn mower ride with him, which ended in Scooby catching him in a basketball goal. The gang then unmasked him to reveal Dr. Najib. He knew that Ankha's coin would unlock the latter's most prized possession: a diamond scarab, hidden in a hippo statue.

Notes/trivia

  • Ankha's appearance seems to based off that of Kharis from the old Universal horror movies.
  • In Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King, a real monster resembling the Mummy of Ankha is among the monsters seen in the monster bar.

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