History Main / Hellhound

8th Sep '17 12:28:37 PM Malady
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* The barghests in ''TheWitcher'' certainly qualify, ghostly, monstrous dogs brought about (like many monsters in the setting) by the evils of the village they haunt.
* In the Greek-themed ''QuestForGloryV'', you literally journey to Hades and meet Cerberus himself. You can either bribe him with food (each of his heads has a different favorite) or [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer whack him with a sword]] until [[IAmLegion the three heads]] get tired of telling you [[IAmLegion they're]] immortal.

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* The barghests in ''TheWitcher'' ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' certainly qualify, ghostly, monstrous dogs brought about (like many monsters in the setting) by the evils of the village they haunt.
* In the Greek-themed ''QuestForGloryV'', ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'', you literally journey to Hades and meet Cerberus himself. You can either bribe him with food (each of his heads has a different favorite) or [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer whack him with a sword]] until [[IAmLegion the three heads]] get tired of telling you [[IAmLegion they're]] immortal.
5th Sep '17 5:21:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Arawn}}'': Arawn always had a connection to wolves, but they don't start to fit this trope until he becomes an EvilOverlord and resurrects the last two wolves from his pack as his personal pets with [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]].
1st Sep '17 2:21:28 AM PaulA
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* The Hounds of Tindalos created by Creator/FrankBelknapLong for the Franchise/CthulhuMythos are Hellhounds mixed with EldritchAbomination. Their existence predates multicellular life on Earth, they are immortal, and they can travel freely through time and space. Since they can exist in the "angles" of time (everything else lives in the "curves"), they can manifest through any corner (120 degrees or less) anywhere. The Hounds aren't named as such for their appearance (the original story implies a more bat-like appearance but later illustrations depict them as canines) but for their relentlessness. The Hounds hunger for something other living creatures possess that they lack; once they become aware of something or someone they will ''never'' stop hunting them. An easy way to gain their attention is to travel through time.

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* The Hounds of Tindalos Literature/TheHoundsOfTindalos created by Creator/FrankBelknapLong for the Franchise/CthulhuMythos are Hellhounds mixed with EldritchAbomination. Their existence predates multicellular life on Earth, they are immortal, and they can travel freely through time and space. Since they can exist in the "angles" of time (everything else lives in the "curves"), they can manifest through any corner (120 degrees or less) anywhere. The Hounds aren't named as such for their appearance (the original story implies a more bat-like appearance but later illustrations depict them as canines) but for their relentlessness. The Hounds hunger for something other living creatures possess that they lack; once they become aware of something or someone they will ''never'' stop hunting them. An easy way to gain their attention is to travel through time.
16th Aug '17 1:00:46 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', Clavicus Vile, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[DealWithTheDevil Bargains]] and [[LiteralGenie Wishes]], is typically accompanied by his [[MoralityPet external conscience]], Barbas, in the form of a CanineCompanion. Subverted in that Barbas may ''look'' like a Hell Hound in his statues, but is much closer to a BigFriendlyDog in terms of personality and in appearance when he manifests in the mortal world.
7th Aug '17 5:23:58 AM Jubileus57
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* In the Underwhere, a parody of Hell hailing from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', lives the Underchomp, a vicious three-headed Chain Chomp (Chomps being the ''Mario'' universe's equivalent of dogs) which guards the last door leading to the Overthere and can be put to sleep with music.
7th Aug '17 5:09:31 AM Jubileus57
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* ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' has the Cerberus as one of the boss, which bear one Mii face on the back of each of its three heads. There also are smaller variations of it with less Mii features.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' has the Cerberus as one of the boss, bosses, which bear one Mii face on the back of each of its three heads. There also are smaller variations of it with less Mii features.
7th Aug '17 5:09:10 AM Jubileus57
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** Cerberus is also a summon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.



* ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' has the Cerberus as one of the boss, which bear one Mii face on the back of each of its three heads. There also are smaller variations of it with less Mii features.



* Cerberus is a summon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
13th Jul '17 12:19:47 PM Theriocephalus
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* Early ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' had several types of hellhounds, including one that could breathe out fire and one as part of TheWildHunt. By 2nd Edition and onwards, actual hellhounds were established as huge, fire-breathing dogs ''literally'' from {{Hell}} that are used by devils to hunt mortals or summoned by evil spellcasters. Other similar monsters include the shadow mastiff and the yeth hound. Their GoodCounterpart is the blink dog.
** Barghests are LawfulEvil Outsiders -- a catchall term for creatures not native to the mortal worlds -- hailing from the Lower Plane of Gehenna, who can take the appearance of either a [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent bestial goblin]] or a giant, monstrous wolf. They gleefully hunt down sentient beings and consume them [[YourSoulIsMine body and soul.]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
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Early ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' editions had several types of hellhounds, including one that could breathe out fire and one as part of TheWildHunt. By 2nd Edition and onwards, actual hellhounds were established as huge, fire-breathing dogs ''literally'' from {{Hell}} that are used by devils to hunt mortals or summoned by evil spellcasters. Other similar monsters include the shadow mastiff and the yeth hound. Their GoodCounterpart is the blink dog.
** Barghests are LawfulEvil Outsiders -- a catchall term for creatures not native to the mortal worlds -- hailing from the Lower Plane of Gehenna, who can take the appearance of either a [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent bestial goblin]] or a giant, monstrous wolf. They gleefully hunt down sentient beings and consume them [[YourSoulIsMine body and soul.]]
soul]]. Their shapeshifting powers can make them difficult to tell apart from normal dogs, except that the natural dogs themselves hate them and will attack them whenever possible.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''
25th Jun '17 11:00:59 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Mephistopheles first appears as a black ''poodle'' in ''Faust''. Back then they were the Standard (i.e: Big) Hunting Dogs, not the smaller prissy dogs we think of today.

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* Mephistopheles first appears as a black ''poodle'' in ''Faust''.''Theatre/{{Faust}}''. Back then they were the Standard (i.e: Big) Hunting Dogs, not the smaller prissy dogs we think of today.
10th Jun '17 12:08:47 PM greshnak
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* ''The Bones of Time'' by Kathleen Ann Goonan provides various instances.
** One being three huge black barking mastiffs of the guardian kind, accompanying Lynn, Akamu and Hawkins to the Tibetan yurts after an escape. A narrow one at that.
** Another involves Maui petting two large black dogs - guardians too - amid consonant-free utterings, to assuage their teeth-bared barking at Cen's appearance at their oriental hideout.
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