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Mcgruff
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's catchphrase

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. He was voiced by Chris Rager.

History

In the years before McGruff's creation, America faced an increase 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

​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

McGruff The Crime Dog BlindFerret version

Trivia

  • McGruff and his opponent are the first two PSA characters to appear in Death Battle.
  • McGruff and his opponent are the first two characters in Death Battle to appear in a hand-drawn animation style, with the next two being Samurai Jack and Afro Samurai.
  • McGruff is the second combatant to lose a Joke Battle, with the first one being Starscream.
  • McGruff and his opponent are the third and fourth combatants who have been confirmed to appear in Death Battle before their episode got revealed, after Toph Beifong and Bayonetta.

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 - Dr. Wily - 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
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Voltron Lion Force - 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