- “The coolest girl in school just got a harsh reality check. Trapped in the body of an overweight, middle-aged man, her looks are no longer her greatest asset.”
- —Jumanji movie website
Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon is one of the five selectable playable character in the Video Game version of "JUMANJI", that appears in "Welcome to the Jungle", as the chosen avatar of Bethany Walker, and in "The Next Level" as the avatar of Anthony "Fridge" Johnson.
Shelly Oberon's background before coming to "JUMANJI" with his three companions is unknown, but he is described as a genius and code-breaker, and has qualifications in archeology and paleontology.
His symbol on the player select screen is a square academic cap, referencing his title as a professor of many things.
|"Strength" / "Weakness"||Welcome to the Jungle||The Next Level||Description|
|"Cartography"||He is an expert in the study of maps, making him the only character who is able to read the Map of "JUMANJI".|
|"Archeology"||He is an expert in the study of ancient human history.|
|"Palaeontology"||He is an expert in the study of prehistoric life.|
|"Geometry"||He is an expert in the study of lines, shapes, and space.|
|"Endurance"||Presumably referring to him having low stamina, evident by his robust physique.|
|"Heat"||He is unable to withstand intense heat.|
|"Sun"||He is unable to withstand direct sunlight for an extended period of time.|
|"Sand"||He is unable to withstand sand.|
- Shelly is essentially an abridged version of the Guide from the original picture book, since they are known to read maps.
- Shelly (Bethany) and Ruby Roundhouse (Martha) were the only characters to lose a life intentionally. Shelly when giving one of his lives to Seaplane McDonough (Alex) to save his life from being lost permanently and Ruby did it so she could give the stone to Smolder Bravestone (Spencer).
- The reason why Bethany chose Oberon was because his nickname was Shelly and was labeled the Curvy Genius; obvious misleading her into in believing Professor Oberon was a female avatar.
- His symbol on the 2017 film's closing credits next to his actor's credit is a Hippopotamus, referencing Shelly (Bethany) losing a life to one at the game start.
<ref>tags exist, but no
<references/>tag was found