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[1]

Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon is one of the five selectable playable character in Jumanji's video game form that appears in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

He is the avatar of Bethany Walker.


Oberon is described as a genius and code-breaker.


  • Cartography: He is an expert in the study of maps, making him the only character who is able to read the Map of Jumanji.
  • Archaeology: He is an expert in the study of ancient human history.
  • Palaeontology: He is an expert in the study of prehistoric life.


  • Endurance: Presumably referring to him having low stamina, evident by his robust physique.


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  • Shelly is essentially an abridged version of the Guide from the original picture book, since they are known to read maps.
  • Shelly is the first character to lose a life in the film, introducing the players to the concept of having lives to worry about.
  • The reason why Bethany chose Oberon was because his nickname was Shelly and was labeled the Curvy Genius; obvious misleads in believing Dr. Oberon was a female avatar.
  • Shelly gave one of his lives to Seaplane McDonough to save his life.


  1. Official Website