Miss Scarlett is the stock character of a femme fatale. She is typically portrayed as young, cunning, and highly attractive. She was known as Miss Scarlet in the North American version after 1963. She rolls first in the game because she is the first one to notice the death of Dr. Black.
Description[edit | edit source]
The Femme Fatale
Beautiful. Seductive. Ruthless? Manipulative?
Miss Scarlett has always been beautiful, but recently also seems cold-hearted. Black and Scarlett had grown up together and been in all sorts of trouble over the years. As they got older though, their friendship became strained. Black suspected Scarlett had been influencing Sir Hugh's investments. In receiving her invitation to Tudor Mansion, Scarlett assumed all was forgiven...
In the Board Game[edit | edit source]
1949 UK: Miss Scarlett is portrayed as a blonde in her mid 20's. Head mounted on a red pawn.
1949 US: Identical to UK, except now given a body.
1963 US: Cartoon caricature of a young blonde wearing a red dress. Spelling of her name changed to "Scarlet" in the US.
1972 US: Portrayed in photograph as an Asian woman wearing a black dress and smoking a cigarette through a cigarette holder.
UK Super Challenge: Artistically updated version of the original Miss Scarlett; now given a body.
Master Detective: In America, Miss Scarlett is still portrayed as an Asian woman. She is called The Mercenary of Macao and it is suggested that she will do anything for a profit.
1986 US: Similar to the 1972 Scarlet. She is wearing a red shawl along her black dress.
1992 US: Similar to Master Detective, but with close-cropped hair and an elegant red and gold dress. She is holding a Candlestick on the box.
1996 US: The American Miss Scarlet has now become a brunette Caucasian.
1996 UK: Similar to her American counterpart, Miss Scarlett is now a brunette and an actress famous for portraying femme fatales in various motion pictures.
2000 UK/Super Cluedo/Passport to Murder: Miss Scarlett is still a brunette with whom all the gentlemen are quite smitten.
2002 US: A more cubist rendition of 1996 US Scarlet, Josephine Scarlet is the daughter of Mrs. Patricia Peacock, though the two are not on speaking terms. She is an aspiring actress with more aspiration than talent. Now she has become a gold-digger and is taking a holiday at Tudor Mansion to get away from the London Tabloids. Spelling of her name was changed to "Scarlet" in the US.
Discover the Secrets: Miss Scarlet is now 'Kassandra Scarlet, a famous movie star.
The Classic Mystery Game: "Scarlet" is now an alias for the youthful Natalia DeSousa. She is described as a movie star who will do anything to stay in the spotlight.
2016 UK/US - Miss Scarlett is a lifelong friend of Boddy/Black, having grown up together, but has fallen under suspicion of influencing Sir Hugh's investments.
|Original: Dr. Black | Reverend Green | Colonel Mustard | Professor Plum | Mrs. Peacock | Miss Scarlett | Mrs. White|
New: Monsieur Brunette | Miss Peach | Inspector Grey | Madame Rose | Prince Azure | Dr. Orchid