|Death Battle Combatant|
The Dog that Takes a Bite out of Crime
|McGruff the Crime Dog|
|Origin|| Public Service Announcements|
|Company||National Crime Prevention Council|
|Appearance(s)||Smokey Bear VS McGruff the Crime Dog|
|“||Take a bite out of crime!||„|
|~ McGruff the Crime Dog|
McGruff the Crime Dog is an anthropomorphic dog, who was created to increase personal safety and crime awereness. He appeared in the 83rd episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Smokey Bear VS McGruff the Crime Dog, where he fought against fellow PSA mascot, Smokey Bear.
In the years before McGruff's creation, America faced an increase in criminal activity and the public was concerned about those crimes. In 1977, the Department of Justice approached the Ad Council to create a campaign to make the public reduce crime on their own. McGruff was first introduced in November 1979 and got his name July 1980 after a nationwide contest.
Ever since his creation, McGruff teached both kids and adults how to stay safe and how to correctly react towards crimes like drug consume, kidnappings and violence.
DEATH BATTLE! Info
- Full Name: McGruff the Crime Dog
- Height: 6' | 1.8 m
- Weight: 155 lbs | 70 kg
- Product of the War on Crime
- Wears a cool trench coat
- Created in 1979 by Jack Keil
Arsenal & Abilities
- Superhuman perception
- Circle of Respect
- Reality switch
- A monster truck
- Time stopping capability
- Presumed police training
- Omnipotence concerning crime
- Speed & strength of a bloodhound
- Reduced crime nationwide
- Can run 45 mph
- Released a music album
- Approved by 8 out of 10 Americans
- Defeated numerous bullies
- Impressive video editor
- Bite can snap bone
- Can drive, despite being a dog
DEATH BATTLE! Quotes
- "Remember, kids: fire is a dangerous tool, and should never be left unattended."
- "Well, time to go!"
- "I'll show you respect!"
- "Remember, kids: if you're about to be mauled by a bear..."
- "Take a bite out of THIS!"
- "Remember, kids... Remember me."
- McGruff and his opponent are the first two PSA characters to appear.
- McGruff and his opponent are the first two characters to appear in a hand-drawn animation style, with the next eight being Samurai Jack, Afro Samurai, Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Deadpool, The Mask, Genos and War Machine.
- McGruff is the second combatant to lose a Joke Battle, after Starscream.
- McGruff and his opponent are the third and fourth combatants who have been confirmed to appear before their episode got revealed, after Toph Beifong and Bayonetta, and with the next seven being Miles Morales, Sindel, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Danny Phantom, Beerus, Winter Soldier and Crona.