After hours of questioning and relaying the reports of the results to the media, the Enforcers, the SWAT Kats, and Mystery, Inc. finally got all the answers they were going for, and it didn’t help the cause that some things were pretty upsetting to all three groups. But, here were all the solutions to the puzzle, including some things that weren’t discovered before.
1. Dublin, Michaels, and Jerky all had parents who ran rival vodka companies, and all the parents were doing everything they could to get their kids to continue running the company even after their deaths.
2. Dublin, Michaels, and Jerky had hidden cameras in their homes (since none of them had moved out of their parents’ homes yet due to the fact a tornado had recently destroyed a bunch of homes they had their sights on), and the footage revealed the parents were holding their kids up at gunpoint while the kids made the phone calls to Mr. Jenkins, who had just left his answering machine going.
3. The Dublins wanted to hired a gunman to kill their son when it became apparent he wasn’t going to do what they said. But, the gunman turned out to be an Enforcer in disguise, working as a double agent on orders from Felina. He subsequently tipped off Dublin and gave him advice on what to do next. The parents then decided to kill him themselves.
4. The parents of Michaels and Jerky were supposed to have been helping the Dublins, but instead perished in the aforementioned tornado. The idea of counterfeiting the money was their idea.
5. Prior to his death, Mr. Michaels, Sr. had been discovered to have been practicing witchcraft of sorts, which is how he was able to come in contact with Madkat, who subsequently returned to Earth and broke Rex Shard (chosen at random) out of prison. Practicing such things was against the laws of Megakat City; thanks to Callie for that one.
6. Madkat and Rex Shard robbed the various banks in order to comply with the wishes of the Dublins, and in return, the Dublins sent them the phony cash to pass around at the amusement park.
7. Madkat had also built the secret tunnels himself, and these tunnels connected the amusement park to Jenkins’s warehouse, which explained the secret underground hideout.
8. The Dublin’s reason for putting sports themes on the counterfeit money was due to their false beliefs that it would shame their son into doing what they wanted, buying out Jenkins and then using the business as a cover-up for the counterfeiting operation. Only after he did this would they go back to making the fakes look like the real thing.
9. The Dublins confessed they really thought their sales were at an all-time high. Lenny revealed that the charts they used to prove it were all mixed up and upside-down. They were really at an all-time low: zero.
10. The Dublins used their hooded people disguises to hide their identities, and decided to use their special trap in order to kill their son, but the Enforcer ammo that was stolen was actually stolen by Madkat and given to them later on. A blue switch is what started the trap, but there was an extra red switch in the counterfeiting room that was supposed to release the guns and weapons. Somehow, Daphne missed it when she landed, and as a result, it didn’t attempt to open fire on her as it did when the crooks themselves fell into their own trap.
11. The cardboard boxes were gray because it was painted to match the colors of the vodka labels.
12. All three companies were planning to sue one another for copyright infringements, even though there were no such infringements actually happening.
13. The armored car the kids had originally discovered was also stolen from one of the banks Madkat had robbed, and the Dublins hired extra crooks to drive it around at night.
14. The parents themselves had decided to offer samples of their vodka to get Jenkins to change his mind, and confessed they were plotting to kill him in the end. But, they wanted their son dead first.
In the end, it was really all done mainly because of hate and prejudice, as well as jealousy, and flat-out stupidity.
Mr. Jenkins, as an additional thank-you, sent gift boxes to the kids with some of his fruit juice products, as well as a few fruit snacks that Scooby could eat. With their permission, he was hoping to find a way to invent a few fruit-flavored Scooby snacks in honor of the Great Dane. (Each box also had $200 of real cash inside as well as a $200 gift card.)
As for the criminals, the judges in charge of their trial sentenced them to an appropriate number of years in prison based on all the charges that were given, but when you add it up, it was virtually a life sentence. The judges also ruled while no wills had been written, Dublin, Michaels, and Jerky were to inherit their parents’ property, money, companies, etc., but the three closed down the vodka companies and saw to it that their money was invested into their real dreams. Soon, Dublin got to own the golf course he had his eyes on, and Michaels and Jerky broke ground on converting one of the headquarters buildings of the vodka company that Jerky’s parents owned into the bowling alley they wanted. Except after measuring it, they discovered they had room for 24 lanes, not 16.
As a bonus reward, Scooby went for a ride in the Turbokat with the SWAT Kats, and later, due to a previous agreement between the SWAT Kats and the Enforcers and the alliances they made, the duo went ahead and took the gang on another tour of their secret hideout and the salvage yard that was part of it before revealing their regular identities as Chance Furlong and Jake Clawson.
Additionally, it was noted that since their original purpose was to pay off the debts from the destruction of Enforcer HQ – which Ulysses Feral himself was actually responsible for, but took no responsibility on himself, denying everything and blaming it on the duo – they were effectively “serving a community service sentence of a thousand years.” The news would later reveal that the same judges who sentenced the Dublins also chose to reverse the sentence and cancel off the debt since it was now common knowledge Feral himself was guilty. The duo was also cleared of any wrongdoings originally charged on them.
The heroes all discussed this while having breakfast at a local diner the next day.
“That was some plan they had, huh?” Velma said.
“You talk about dealing with the devil,” Fred commented.
“Like, I was just glad to get away from them; I was sick of hearing all those curse words,” Shaggy put in. “Like, why do people think they have to say those things?”
“They don’t know any other adjectives,” Chance replied. “Or sometimes it’s because they’re just hateful. Either way, the whole thing was to get their kids involved in the business and then have them framed for the crimes their parents were really doing. I’d say their heads were just screwed on backwards as well as being on too tight.”
“The sports themes on the money were their way of hoping it would shame their son into doing their bidding, but that doesn’t make any sense,” Lenny put in. “Then again, nothing about the case made sense, but it was the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”
“In the end, the real hero is Scooby-Doo since he got all the crooks,” Shaggy nodded. “By the way, where is he?” He turned around to look until he saw the dog. “Oh, no! Look at him!”
The group got a few laughs out of seeing Scooby, for there he was dressed in a SWAT Kat uniform!
“I guess he wants to be a SWAT Dog!” Jake chuckled.
“Like I said before, what a ham!” Velma put in.
The gang had another laugh or two as Scooby gave a big grin and then shouted, “Scooby-Dooby-Doo!”
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