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Mcgruff
The Dog that Takes a Bite out of Crime
McGruff the Crime Dog
Origin Public Service Announcements
(1980)
Company National Crime Prevention Council
Appearance(s) Smokey Bear VS McGruff the Crime Dog
Voice Actor(s) Chris Rager (DEATH BATTLE!)
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.

History

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

Background

  • Full Name: McGruff the Crime Dog
  • Height: 6' | 1.8 m
  • Weight: 155 lbs | 70 kg
  • Bloodhound
  • 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

Feats

  • 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."

Gallery

Trivia

References

DEATH BATTLE Combatants
Season 1 Boba Fett - Samus Aran | Akuma - Shang Tsung | Rogue - Wonder Woman | Goomba - Koopa Troopa | Mike Haggar - Zangief | Leonardo - Donatello - Michelangelo - Raphael | Zitz - Leonardo | Yoshi - Riptor | Felicia - Taokaka | Kratos - Spawn | Bomberman - Dig Dug | Vegeta - Shadow the Hedgehog | Mario - Sonic the Hedgehog | Justin Bieber - Rebecca Black | Luke Skywalker - Harry Potter | Chun-Li - Mai Shiranui | Starscream - Rainbow Dash | Master Chief - Doomguy | Dr. Eggman - Eggman's Infantry - Badniks - Metal Sonic - Dr. Wily - Wily's Infantry - Robot Masters - Bass | Princess Zelda - Princess Peach | Thor - Raiden | Link - Cloud Strife | Batman - Spider-Man | Pikachu - Blanka | Son Goku - Superman
Season 2 He-Man - Lion-O | Shao Kahn - M. Bison | Ryu Hayabusa - Strider Hiryu | Ivy Valentine - Black Orchid | Fox McCloud - Bucky O'Hare | The Terminator - RoboCop | Luigi - Tails | Venusaur - Blastoise - Charizard | Fulgore - Sektor | Godzilla - Gamera | Batman - Captain America | White Tigerzord - Gundam Epyon | Ryu - Scorpion | Deadpool - Deathstroke | Kirby - Majin Buu | Ragna the Bloodedge - Sol Badguy | Gaara - Toph Beifong | Boba Fett - Samus Aran | Chuck Norris - Segata Sanshiro | Guts - Nightmare | Iron Man - Lex Luthor | Beast - Goliath | Solid Snake - Sam Fisher | Darth Vader - Doctor Doom | Son Goku - Superman | Donkey Kong - Knuckles the Echidna | Wolverine - Raiden | Hercule Satan - Dan Hibiki | Yang Xiao Long - Tifa Lockhart | Mega Man - Astro Boy | Green Arrow - Hawkeye | Red - Charizard - Tai - Agumon
Season 3 Dante - Bayonetta | Bowser - Ganondorf | Ratchet & Clank - Jak & Daxter | The Flash - Quicksilver | The Joker - Sweet Tooth | Mewtwo - Shadow the Hedgehog | The Meta - Agent Carolina | Cammy White - Sonya Blade | Tracer - The Scout | Ken Masters - Terry Bogard | Amy Rose - Ramona Flowers | The Hulk - Doomsday | Roronoa Zoro - Erza Scarlet | Deadpool - Pinkie Pie
Season 4 Lara Croft - Nathan Drake | Scrooge McDuck - Shovel Knight | Venom - Bane | Megazord - Voltron | Natsu Dragneel - Portgas D. Ace | Sub-Zero - Glacius | Android 18 - Captain Marvel | Metal Sonic - Zero | Lucario - Renamon | Balrog - TJ Combo | The Shredder - Silver Samurai | Smokey Bear - McGruff the Crime Dog | Thor - Wonder Woman | Naruto Uzumaki - Ichigo Kurosaki | Batman Beyond - Spider-Man 2099 | Sephiroth - Vergil
Season 5 Black Panther - Batman | Raven - Twilight Sparkle | Jotaro Kujo - Kenshiro | Crash Bandicoot - Spyro the Dragon | Sora - Pit | Leon S. Kennedy - Frank West | Doctor Strange - Doctor Fate | Ryu - Jin Kazama | Samurai Jack - Afro Samurai | Carnage - Lucy | Optimus Prime - RX-78-2 Gundam | Nightwing - Daredevil | Mario - Sonic the Hedgehog | Ultron - Sigma | Master Roshi - Jiraiya | Thanos - Darkseid
Season 6 Aquaman - Namor | Mega Man - Mega Man X - Mega Man Volnutt - MegaMan.EXE - Star Force Mega Man | Black Widow - Widowmaker | Captain Marvel - Shazam | Wario - King Dedede | Ben Tennyson - Green Lantern | Weiss Schnee - Mitsuru Kirijo | Johnny Cage - Captain Falcon | Aang - Edward Elric | Ghost Rider - Lobo | Dragonzord - Mechagodzilla | Sasuke Uchiha - Hiei | Ganondorf - Dracula | Mob - Tatsumaki | Deadpool - The Mask | All Might - Might Guy
Season 7 Miles Morales - Static | Black Canary - Sindel | Leonardo - Red Ranger | Genos - War Machine | Gray Fullbuster - Esdeath | Goro - Machamp | Cable - Booster Gold | Obi-Wan Kenobi - Kakashi Hatake | Danny Phantom - Jake Long | She-Ra - Wonder Woman | Beerus - Sailor Galaxia | Zuko - Shoto Todoroki | Wally West - Archie Sonic | Queen Maeve - A-Train - The Deep - Starlight - Billy Butcher | Winter Soldier - Red Hood | Venom - Crona
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