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* The Cordoba Fighting Dog is an extinct breed of dog used mainly for dog fighting. It was completely unsuitable to keep as a pet because it was bred to be as aggressive as possible and it would attempt to maul its owner if it could. Part of the reason it went extinct was that it was so vicious the male would often kill the female during breeding.


** Also, the mercenary Kincaid's nickname is "the Hound of Hell" or just "the Hellhound." He claims to be human, although Harry has his doubts after an early meeting Kincaid when kills a number of [[spoiler: red court vampires]] without missing a single shot. He also displays senses much sharper than any human, including being able to identify a specific type of antipersonnel mine because "the Brits use a different chemical primer." To no particular surprise, it turns out he's [[spoiler: not fully human, and is actually half demon]].

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** Also, the mercenary Kincaid's nickname is "the Hound of Hell" or just "the Hellhound." He claims to be human, although Harry has his doubts after an early meeting Kincaid when kills a number of [[spoiler: red court vampires]] without missing a single shot. He also displays senses much sharper than any human, including being able to identify a specific type of antipersonnel mine by scent because "the Brits use a different chemical primer." To no particular surprise, it turns out he's [[spoiler: not fully human, and is actually half demon]].


** Also, the mercenary Kincaid's nickname is "the Hound of Hell" or just "the Hellhound." He claims to be human, although Harry has his doubts after an early meeting Kincaid when kills a number of [[spoiler: red court vampires]] without missing a single shot. He also displays reactions much sharper than any human, including being able to identify a specific type of antipersonnel mine because "the Brits use a different chemical primer." To no particular surprise, it turns out he's [[spoiler: not fully human, and is actually half demon]].

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** Also, the mercenary Kincaid's nickname is "the Hound of Hell" or just "the Hellhound." He claims to be human, although Harry has his doubts after an early meeting Kincaid when kills a number of [[spoiler: red court vampires]] without missing a single shot. He also displays reactions senses much sharper than any human, including being able to identify a specific type of antipersonnel mine because "the Brits use a different chemical primer." To no particular surprise, it turns out he's [[spoiler: not fully human, and is actually half demon]].


** Also, the mercenary Kincaid's nickname is "the Hound of Hell" or just "the Hellhound," and he's not entirely human. He displays senses much sharper than any human, including being able to identify a specific type of antipersonnel mine because "the Brits use a different chemical primer."

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** Also, the mercenary Kincaid's nickname is "the Hound of Hell" or just "the Hellhound," and he's not entirely human. Hellhound." He claims to be human, although Harry has his doubts after an early meeting Kincaid when kills a number of [[spoiler: red court vampires]] without missing a single shot. He also displays senses reactions much sharper than any human, including being able to identify a specific type of antipersonnel mine because "the Brits use a different chemical primer."" To no particular surprise, it turns out he's [[spoiler: not fully human, and is actually half demon]].


* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' has Sammael, a [[EldritchAbomination tentacled, insectoid]] devil dog. It's also the "Hound of Resurrection": it can immediately recover from any non-fatal injury, and every time it is killed, two more of it are born to take its place.

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* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'' has Sammael, a [[EldritchAbomination tentacled, insectoid]] devil dog. It's also the "Hound of Resurrection": it can immediately recover from any non-fatal injury, and every time it is killed, two more of it are born to take its place.


* Cerberus was the guardian of Hades in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]]. His younger brother Orthrus, servant of Geryon, is one too.
* In the ''[[Myth/HinduMythology Rigveda]]'', Yamraj is the god of death/hell. He has two dogs with four eyes and wide nostrils guarding the road to his abode. They are said to wander about among people as his messengers.

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* Cerberus was the guardian of Hades in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]].Myth/ClassicalMythology. His younger brother Orthrus, servant of Geryon, is one too.
* In the ''[[Myth/HinduMythology Rigveda]]'', Myth/HinduMythology, Yamraj is the god of death/hell. He has two dogs with four eyes and wide nostrils guarding the road to his abode. They are said to wander about among people as his messengers.



* Garmr from Myth/NorseMythology is a dog who guards the gates of Niflheim, the realm of death. At Ragnarok he will kill Tyr. Fenrir, the son of Loki, is a ferocious wolf that is destined to fight and kill Odin at Ragnarok.

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Garmr from Myth/NorseMythology is a dog who guards the gates of Niflheim, the realm of death. At Ragnarok he will kill Tyr. Fenrir, the son of Loki, is a ferocious wolf that is destined to fight and kill Odin at Ragnarok.Ragnarok.
** One of the Black Dogs could appear on your hearth. If it did, you'd have to care for it for a year.



* In Norse mythology, one of the Black Dogs could appear on your hearth. If it did, you'd have to care for it for a year.



* In Inuit myth, the Amarok are described as giant supernatural wolves which stalk and kill hunters that are foolish enough to hunt alone at night. As for their temperament, one of the stories to show them in a kinder light has one [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown beating the extraneous bones out of a small boy]] [[TrainingFromHell to make him strong enough to wrestle three bears.]]

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* In Inuit myth, Myth/InuitMythology, the Amarok are described as giant supernatural wolves which stalk and kill hunters that are foolish enough to hunt alone at night. As for their temperament, one of the stories to show them in a kinder light has one [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown beating the extraneous bones out of a small boy]] [[TrainingFromHell to make him strong enough to wrestle three bears.]]


** Shortly after Guts abandons his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against demonkind, he starts being tormented by the "Beast of Darkness" - a vicious pointy-snouted creature with [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] lightning-bolt eyes, which tries to [[TheCorruptor egg him on to violent and depraved acts]] (among other things, whispering that Casca is no longer the [[ActionGirl brave warrior]] he loved, and that he should murder her [[HeroicBSOD "husk"]] for distracting him from [[CombatSadomasochist the thrill of revenge]]). The disturbing part (to both the audience [[EvilMeScaresMe and Guts]]) is that [[EnemyWithin the Beast exists entirely in his head]], being a manifestation of his bottled-up [[ShellShockedVeteran traumas]] and [[MurderMakesYouCrazy violent impulses]] that no longer have an outlet - its doglike shape appears to come from the part of him that still longs to return to [[BrokenPedestal Griffith]]'s service, even if he has to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil abandon morality]] to do it. This comes to a peak when Guts [[SuperpoweredEvilSide loses himself to the Berserker Armor]], and with a screech of metal-on-metal its helmet ''transforms into the Beast's face''.

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** Shortly after Guts abandons his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against demonkind, he starts being tormented by the "Beast of Darkness" - a vicious pointy-snouted creature with [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] lightning-bolt eyes, which tries to [[TheCorruptor egg him on to violent and depraved acts]] (among other things, whispering that Casca is no longer the [[ActionGirl brave warrior]] he loved, and that he should murder her [[HeroicBSOD "husk"]] for distracting him from [[CombatSadomasochist the thrill of revenge]]). The disturbing part (to both the audience [[EvilMeScaresMe and Guts]]) is that [[EnemyWithin the Beast exists entirely in his head]], being a manifestation of his bottled-up [[ShellShockedVeteran traumas]] and [[MurderMakesYouCrazy violent impulses]] that no longer have [[CrazySane an outlet outlet]] - its doglike shape appears to come from the part of him that still longs to return to [[BrokenPedestal Griffith]]'s service, even if he has to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil abandon morality]] to do it. This comes to a peak when Guts [[SuperpoweredEvilSide loses himself to the Berserker Armor]], and with a screech of metal-on-metal its helmet ''transforms into the Beast's face''.


* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' has an example of this trope in the form of the Beast of Darkness. It's a vicious, sadistic pointy-snouted wolf-like creature with lighting-bolt shaped eyes that seeks to corrupt Guts. The disturbing part is that [[SuperPoweredEvilSide the Beast exists]] [[EnemyWithin entirely in Guts's head]]. The Beast is the embodiment of Guts' own rage and hatred at the Godhand, the Apostles and especially Griffith after the Eclipse. Among other things, it wants Guts to kill Casca so that he can get back to seeking revenge. When Guts gets hold of the Berserker Armor, it acts as an outlet for the Beast, and takes on its characteristics when Guts goes berserk.

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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' has an example of this trope in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''
** Shortly after Guts abandons his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against demonkind, he starts being tormented by
the form "Beast of the Beast of Darkness. It's Darkness" - a vicious, sadistic vicious pointy-snouted wolf-like creature with lighting-bolt shaped eyes [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] lightning-bolt eyes, which tries to [[TheCorruptor egg him on to violent and depraved acts]] (among other things, whispering that seeks to corrupt Guts. Casca is no longer the [[ActionGirl brave warrior]] he loved, and that he should murder her [[HeroicBSOD "husk"]] for distracting him from [[CombatSadomasochist the thrill of revenge]]). The disturbing part (to both the audience [[EvilMeScaresMe and Guts]]) is that [[SuperPoweredEvilSide the Beast exists]] [[EnemyWithin the Beast exists entirely in Guts's head]]. The Beast is his head]], being a manifestation of his bottled-up [[ShellShockedVeteran traumas]] and [[MurderMakesYouCrazy violent impulses]] that no longer have an outlet - its doglike shape appears to come from the embodiment part of Guts' own rage and hatred at the Godhand, the Apostles and especially Griffith after the Eclipse. Among other things, it wants him that still longs to return to [[BrokenPedestal Griffith]]'s service, even if he has to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil abandon morality]] to do it. This comes to a peak when Guts [[SuperpoweredEvilSide loses himself to kill Casca so that he can get back to seeking revenge. When Guts gets hold of the Berserker Armor, it acts as an outlet for Armor]], and with a screech of metal-on-metal its helmet ''transforms into the Beast, and takes on its characteristics when Guts goes berserk.Beast's face''.


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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', one of the [[{{Psychopomp}} Guides]] is the Moddey Dhoo, a giant black dog with [[GlowingEyes fiery eyes]]. Like all the Guides, he's [[DarkIsNotEvil nicer than he looks]].
** There's also a bonus page featuring several [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=360 "Black Dogs of the British Isles,"]] based on actual folklore.
* ''Sivine Blades'' subverts it by having the "wild" hellhounds relatively harmless. However, when one is captured and used as a guard dog...

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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', one of the [[{{Psychopomp}} Guides]] is the Moddey Dhoo, a giant black dog with [[GlowingEyes fiery eyes]]. Like all the Guides, he's [[DarkIsNotEvil nicer than he looks]].
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looks]]. There's also a bonus page featuring several [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=360 "Black Dogs of the British Isles,"]] based on actual folklore.
Isles"]] from real-life folklore, namely the Gytrash, Gurt Dog and Lean Dog, all variations of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_dog_(ghost) Black Dogs]] of British folklore, and the Cŵn Annwn, the spectral hounds of the Otherworld who ran with TheWildHunt.
* ''Sivine Blades'' ''Webcomic/SivineBlades'' subverts it by having the "wild" hellhounds relatively harmless. However, when one is captured and used as a guard dog...



* ''Speak With Monsters'' [[http://speakwithmonsters.badgods.com/comics/hellhound speculates]] on what might happen if hellhounds were bred with other types of dog.
* Becquerel, Jade Harley's pet in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', at least according to Dave. He is a mixture of PhysicalGod, RealityWarper, CanisMajor, and BigFriendlyDog.
** [[spoiler:Jack Noir probably counts as a malevolent version after Bec is prototyped.]]
* Subverted by one of the species of sentient canines in ''WebComic/{{Wurr}}'': While they're called "hellhounds" by one of the other species, they're really just big, [[BodyHorror freakishly mutated]] dogs with no particular great inclination towards evil (although they've certainly got their share of {{jerkass}}es and [[AxCrazy wackos]]). "Hellhound" is actually considered something of a [[FantasticRacism racial slur]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', Cerberus is the Devil's pet, and spends his time menacing the cast (especially Slick) and eating mailmen.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-08-18 Li'l Evil summons one]]. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-08-19 It can, at least, breath fire.]]
* ''Webcomic/OffWhite:'' The [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-192 form]] [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-193 Hati]] takes on in the realm he takes Iki to [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-194 evokes]] this. His more normal looking form might fit as well.

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* ''Speak With Monsters'' ''Webcomic/SpeakWithMonsters'' [[http://speakwithmonsters.badgods.com/comics/hellhound speculates]] on what might happen if hellhounds were bred with other types of dog.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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Becquerel, Jade Harley's pet in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', at least according to Dave. He is a mixture of PhysicalGod, RealityWarper, CanisMajor, pet, minder and BigFriendlyDog.
supernatural guard dog, is an eyeless white hound with RealityWarper powers, and is hundreds of millions of years old.
** [[spoiler:Jack Jack Noir probably [[spoiler:probably counts as a malevolent version after Bec is prototyped.]]
prototyped and he gains his powers and appearance, matching them with a sadistic drive to kill]].
* ''WebComic/{{Wurr}}'': Subverted by one of the species of sentient canines in ''WebComic/{{Wurr}}'': canines. While they're called "hellhounds" by one of the other species, they're really just big, [[BodyHorror freakishly mutated]] dogs with no particular great inclination towards evil (although they've certainly got their share of {{jerkass}}es and [[AxCrazy wackos]]). "Hellhound" is actually considered something of a [[FantasticRacism racial slur]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'':
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Cerberus is the Devil's pet, and spends his time menacing the cast (especially Slick) and eating mailmen.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-08-18 Li'l Evil Evil's attempt to summons one]].one]] leaves him with a minute and distinctly unintimidating lapdog. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-08-19 It can, can at least, least breath fire.]]
fire]], in the same sense that a cigarette lighter does.
* ''Webcomic/OffWhite:'' The [[http://off-white.''Webcomic/OffWhite'': Hati, one of the two wolf gods, [[://off-white.eu/comic/page-192 takes the form]] [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-193 Hati]] takes on in the realm he takes Iki to [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-194 evokes]] this. His more normal looking form might fit as well.of a giant black wolf with glowing red eyes and a complexly decorated SkullForAHead.



* In issue 4 of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheBlackDog'' it's shown that in the 1920s a group of special investigators found a series of killing sprees were connected with reports of a black, spectral dog. [[spoiler: It turns out to be possessing the killers until they commit suicide. The survivors of the group founded the titular Order to investigate other occult cases.]]
** The beast reappears in [[http://orderoftheblackdog.com/comic.php?pid=20141126 issue 6]], stalking Melissa in 2037. [[spoiler: And then rips out a fragment of the EldritchAbomination that possessed her in the first issue. It's been trained a bit.]]
* One gets summoned [[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2012-06-17/comic/the-bookend-of-unimaginable-power/dog-of-war/ accidentally]]in ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow''.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheBlackDog'': In issue 4 of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheBlackDog'' , it's shown that in the 1920s a group of special investigators found a series of killing sprees were connected with reports of a black, spectral dog. [[spoiler: It turns out to be that [[spoiler:the dog was possessing the killers until they commit suicide. The suicide, and that the survivors of the group founded the titular Order to investigate other occult cases.]]
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cases]]. The beast reappears in [[http://orderoftheblackdog.com/comic.php?pid=20141126 issue 6]], stalking Melissa in 2037. [[spoiler: And then rips out a fragment of the EldritchAbomination that possessed her in the first issue. It's been trained a bit.]]
* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'': The Hound, the dark god of war and violence, takes the form of a giant, red, anthropomorphic hound; his daemons likewise all resemble hellhounds in some way or another. One gets summoned [[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2012-06-17/comic/the-bookend-of-unimaginable-power/dog-of-war/ accidentally]]in ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow''.accidentally]] after Virus tampers with a villain's summoning circle, resulting in a huge, three-headed, black-and-red and extremely foul-tempered demonic hound appearing in the mortal plane.



* They're a controlled species in ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn''.
* A talkative, massive specimen tracks follows the bleeding unicorn protagonist of ''Webcomic/HoovesOfDeath,'' but is only interested in the mysterious human girl that Glitter rescued the day before. Comments by Glitter indicate this Hellhound is ''actually'' from Hell, and its presence indicates the story goes deeper than "[[JustForFun/XMeetsY Unicorns versus]] [[ZombieApocalypse Zombies]]."

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* %%* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'': They're a controlled species in ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn''.
species.
* ''Webcomic/HoovesOfDeath'': A talkative, massive talkative specimen tracks follows the bleeding unicorn protagonist of ''Webcomic/HoovesOfDeath,'' protagonist, but is only interested in the mysterious human girl that Glitter rescued the day before. Comments by Glitter indicate this Hellhound is ''actually'' from Hell, and its presence indicates the story goes deeper than "[[JustForFun/XMeetsY Unicorns versus]] [[ZombieApocalypse Zombies]]."Zombies]]".


** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': Chaos Warhounds, creatures associated with both the Beastmen and the human followers of chaos, are the descendents of regular wolves and dogs mutated by exposure to the influence of Chaos. The resulting animals are hideous, hulking, front-heavy beasts with any of a number of further mutations such as protruding tusks, horns, bodies studded with spikes and unnaturally wide or long jaws bristling with fangs.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': Chaos Warhounds, creatures associated with both the Beastmen and the human followers of chaos, are the descendents of regular wolves and dogs mutated by exposure to the influence of Chaos. The resulting animals are hideous, hulking, front-heavy beasts with any of a number of further mutations such as protruding tusks, horns, bodies studded with spikes and unnaturally wide or long jaws bristling with fangs.fangs. Those further affected by Chaos sport even more monstrous mutations, such as distorted human faces, scorpion tails, coats of rock-hard scales and bladed tongues capable of impaling foes.


* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** Flesh Hounds of Khorne, although they look more like lizard-dog hybrids than the traditional hellhound.
*** The Flesh Hound special character [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/File:Karanak_(4th_edition).jpg Karanak]] has three heads, and is used by Khorne to hunt down and catch those mortals who earn his ire. One head tracks you through space, one through time, and the last tracks your ''thoughts''.
** The Dark Eldar have ugly half-Warp/half-real creatures called Warp Beasts or khymerae that invoke the look (and some translations actually call them "Warp hounds").
** There's also an Imperial Guard unit called the Hellhound (as well as its variants, Devil Dog and Bane Wolf), but it's simply a tank with a ''really'' big [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' had several Awakened (magical) canine monsters.
** The Barghest had a protruding spine on its back, glowing red eyes and glowing ''teeth''. It could cause fear and had a paralyzing howl.
** The Hellhound could breathe out fire and was immune to fire.
** The Gabriel Hound could freeze you in place and was a terror in combat.

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* Creator/GamesWorkshop:
** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': Chaos Warhounds, creatures associated with both the Beastmen and the human followers of chaos, are the descendents of regular wolves and dogs mutated by exposure to the influence of Chaos. The resulting animals are hideous, hulking, front-heavy beasts with any of a number of further mutations such as protruding tusks, horns, bodies studded with spikes and unnaturally wide or long jaws bristling with fangs.
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''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** *** Flesh Hounds of Khorne, although they look more like lizard-dog hybrids than the traditional hellhound.
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hellhound. The Flesh Hound special character [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/File:Karanak_(4th_edition).jpg Karanak]] has three heads, and is used by Khorne to hunt down and catch those mortals who earn his ire. One head tracks you through space, one through time, and the last tracks your ''thoughts''.
** *** The Dark Eldar have ugly half-Warp/half-real creatures called Warp Beasts or khymerae that invoke the look (and some translations actually call them "Warp hounds").
** *** There's also an Imperial Guard unit called the Hellhound (as well as its variants, the Devil Dog and the Bane Wolf), but it's simply a tank with a ''really'' big [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' had several Awakened (magical) (creatures descended from natural animals mutated by magic) canine monsters.
** The Barghest had has a protruding spine on its back, glowing red eyes and glowing ''teeth''. It could can cause fear and had has a paralyzing howl.
** The Hellhound could can breathe out fire and was is immune to fire.
** The Gabriel Hound could can freeze you in place and was is a terror in combat.



* Deformed zombie dogs called Cerberus appear in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''.

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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'': Deformed zombie dogs called Cerberus appear in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''.as enemies.



* "Heck Hounds" in ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' were a {{Bowdleris|e}}ation of hellhounds.
* Hellhounds are one kind of demonic enemy fought in ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown''. One sidequest in the game involves conducting research for someone convinced that hellhounds can be domesticated. After completing and turning in the quest, you learn that [[TooDumbToLive the hellhound-loving fellow would since go missing, never to be heard from again.]]
* Barghests are an enemy in the ''VideoGame/WildArms'' series.
* In the MMORPG ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'', hellhounds are a fairly strong standard monster that look like giant red dogs. There's also a quest boss called a skeletal hellhound, which is both ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin and, strangely, weaker then a normal hellhound.
** Without muscles and skin, you'd be weaker too!

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* ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'': "Heck Hounds" in ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' were are a {{Bowdleris|e}}ation of hellhounds.
* ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'': Hellhounds are one kind of demonic enemy fought in ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown''.the game. One sidequest in the game involves conducting research for someone convinced that hellhounds can be domesticated. After completing and turning in the quest, you learn that [[TooDumbToLive the hellhound-loving fellow would since go missing, never to be heard from again.]]
* %%* ''VideoGame/WildArms'': Barghests are an enemy in the ''VideoGame/WildArms'' series.
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* In the MMORPG ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'', hellhounds ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'': Hellhounds are a fairly strong standard monster that look like giant red dogs. There's also a quest boss called a skeletal hellhound, which is both ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin and, strangely, weaker then a normal hellhound.
** Without muscles and skin, you'd be weaker too!
hellhound.



* The first boss in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening'' is Cerberus, here portrayed as being frozen in ice and chained in front of the door to Temen-Ni-Gru. You have to shoot the ice off before you can effectively hurt him, and he can refreeze himself at will. As he loses health, two of his heads get blown off, and halfway down his health bar he TurnsRed and snaps some of his chains.
* A number of these appear in ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts''; perhaps the most notable are the Mailmen, demons that appear as hounds with human arms jutting from their mouths. In the first game, when backed into a corner, the mayor of Bistriz turns himself into a hideous, giant dog made of flayed flesh, named [[ShoutOut Tindalos]].
* Cerberus is very popular. In the first ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'', a police dog transforms into a giant three-headed monster.

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* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening'': The first boss in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening'' is Cerberus, here portrayed as being frozen in ice and chained in front of the door to Temen-Ni-Gru. You have to shoot the ice off before you can effectively hurt him, and he can refreeze himself at will. As he loses health, two of his heads get blown off, and halfway down his health bar he TurnsRed and snaps some of his chains.
* ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'': A number of these appear in ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts''; the game; perhaps the most notable are the Mailmen, demons that appear as hounds with human arms jutting from their mouths. In the first game, when backed into a corner, the mayor of Bistriz turns himself into a hideous, giant dog made of flayed flesh, named [[ShoutOut Tindalos]].
* Cerberus is very popular. ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'': In the first ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'', game, a police dog transforms into a giant three-headed monster.



* ''[[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams']]'' Cerberus.

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* %%* ''[[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams']]'' Cerberus.



* The first boss in ''VideoGame/LostKingdoms 2'' is a monster called Hell Hound, the best Jump card. There's also the monster Cerberus. It too is a Jump card, but not as good.

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* The first boss in ''VideoGame/LostKingdoms 2'' 2'': The first boss is a monster called Hell Hound, the best Jump card. There's also the monster Cerberus. It too is a Jump card, but not as good.



* Somehow, ''{{VideoGame/Quest 64}}'' gets away with this one. Naturally, it's a one-headed wolf that breathes fire. Its cousin, Ghost Hound, is no different.
** ''{{VideoGame/Quest Brians Journey}}'' has both of these as well, but they're more powerful due to bigger stats. Otherwise, they're identical.
* Both episodes of ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'' have evil dogs akin to the ones in ''Resident Evil'' and ''Silent Hill''. They feature more prominently in ''Overture''.

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* Somehow, ''{{VideoGame/Quest 64}}'' gets away with this one. Naturally, it's ''VideoGame/Quest64'': The Hell Hound is a one-headed wolf that breathes fire. Its cousin, Ghost Hound, is no different.
** ''{{VideoGame/Quest Brians Journey}}''
different. ''VideoGame/QuestBriansJourney'' has both of these as well, but they're more powerful due to bigger stats. Otherwise, they're identical.
* ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'': Both episodes of ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'' have evil dogs akin to the ones in ''Resident Evil'' and ''Silent Hill''. They feature more prominently in ''Overture''.



* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty World at War'' has literally named Hell Hounds in the later Nazi Zombies maps, which charge at the player on fire and sometimes explode. All prefaced with a creepy voice saying 'Fetch me their souls!' and the map getting foggy.
** Non-supernatural attack dogs are also quite threatening throughout the series.

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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty World at War'' has literally named Hell Hounds in the later Nazi Zombies maps, which charge at the player on fire and sometimes explode. All prefaced with a creepy voice saying 'Fetch me their souls!' and the map getting foggy.
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foggy. Non-supernatural attack dogs are also quite threatening throughout the series.



* The barghests in ''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 ''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.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'', gigantic Doberman-like monsters appear when you drive around town after midnight.
** Also, according to WordOfGod, [[spoiler:Willie, Forrest Kaysen's CanineCompanion is one relaying messages to him from the Red World, therefore making him something of an EldritchAbomination.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheWitcher'': The barghests in ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' certainly qualify, being ghostly, monstrous dogs brought about (like many monsters in the setting) by the evils of the village they haunt.
* In the Greek-themed ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'', ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'': At one point, 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.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'', gigantic Doberman-like monsters appear when you drive around town after midnight.
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midnight. Also, according to WordOfGod, [[spoiler:Willie, Forrest Kaysen's CanineCompanion is one relaying messages to him from the Red World, therefore making him something of an EldritchAbomination.]]



* Cerberus appears as a demon or persona (depending on the series) in almost all the games in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' family. Interestingly, he frequently appears as a white ''lion'' with an armored tail. In ''VideoGame/Persona3'' and ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'', he is a three-headed dog. From ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' onwards, though, the white beast design was changed to include three heads.
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' has Twinbellows. Like his name implies, he has two heads.

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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'': Cerberus appears as a demon or persona (depending on the series) in almost all the games in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' family.franchise. Interestingly, he frequently appears as a white ''lion'' with an armored tail. In ''VideoGame/Persona3'' and ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'', he is a three-headed dog. From ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' onwards, though, the white beast design was changed to include three heads.
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' has Twinbellows. Like Twinbellows, a gigantic fiery dog with, like his name implies, he has two heads.



* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' introduced a variant of the [[CanisMajor Zinogre]] in ''3 Ultimate'' called the Stygian Zinogre. Unlike the regular ShockAndAwe Zinogre, the Stygian deploys [[TheDragonslayer dragon element]] attacks in the form of eerie ''red lightning'', is RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver as opposed to its teal-blue colored cousins, and can be far more volatile. [[WordOfGod According to the designers]], evoking the image of a hellhound was the point with this variant.

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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' introduced ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'':
** ''Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate'' introduces
a variant of the [[CanisMajor Zinogre]] in ''3 Ultimate'' called the Stygian Zinogre. Unlike the regular ShockAndAwe Zinogre, the Stygian deploys [[TheDragonslayer dragon element]] attacks in the form of eerie ''red lightning'', is RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver as opposed to its teal-blue colored cousins, and can be far more volatile. [[WordOfGod According to the designers]], evoking the image of a hellhound was the point with this variant.



* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has the Mutant or [=FEV=] Hounds, feral dogs mutated by Super Mutants into enormous freaks. Imagine a bulldog with a longer muzzle full of sharp teeth and green skin. Super Mutants use them as hunting and guard dogs. With ''Far Harbor'' installed you can buy three of them called Gracie, Scout, and Moby from a Super Mutant called Erikson to use as guard dogs. With ''Wasteland Workshop'' you can capture and tame Mutant Hounds to fight in a bloodsport.

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* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has the Mutant or [=FEV=] Hounds, feral dogs mutated by Super Mutants into enormous freaks. Imagine a bulldog enormous, over-muscled freaks resembling bulldogs with a green skin and longer muzzle muzzles full of sharp teeth and green skin.teeth. Super Mutants use them as hunting and guard dogs. With ''Far Harbor'' installed you can buy three of them called Gracie, Scout, and Moby from a Super Mutant called Erikson to use as guard dogs. With ''Wasteland Workshop'' you can capture and tame Mutant Hounds to fight in a bloodsport.



* ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' has Cerberus as one of the playable 'deities' (they are not a God, but the game itself has had some mythological monsters like Medusa or Fafnir as playable characters) as a Guardian-type character with strong sustain who can poison their enemies, rip the enemies' souls out or manipulate the enemies' positions.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' has Cerberus as one of the playable 'deities' "deities" (they are not a God, but the game itself has had some mythological monsters like Medusa or Fafnir as playable characters) as a Guardian-type character with strong sustain who can poison their enemies, rip the enemies' souls out or manipulate the enemies' positions.positions.
* ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'': Chaos Warhounds, hideous, mutated canines with huge tusks, horns and/or bodies covered in spikes, depending on the individual, appear as swift and dangerous [[GlassCannon but squishy]] units for Chaos-aligned factions such as the Warriors of Chaos, Norsca and the Beastmen. A further variant, Poison Warhounds, have poisonous attacks, jaws dripping with bright green slime and scorpion tails.


** The [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]/[[CombatPragmatist Dark]]-types Houndour and Houndoom serve as the Hunter type. Houndoom especially is TheDreaded in-universe; has a distinct skull motif, demonic horns, and an arrowhead-tipped tail; and breathes toxic flames that, if they touch you, cause burns whose pain [[WoundThatWillNotHeal will never go away]]. Houndoom also got a mega evolution in X and Y that has more bone armor and other design adjustments. The anime portrays them as being being capable of being good and kind Pokemon, which is rare for this trope; one episode revolves around one caring for and protecting a baby Pokemon. It helps that they ignore the game's aforementioned lore about it's fire (which, to be fair, seems a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation). However, they are often used by the various evil organizations, with Team Rocket, Team Magma, Team Galactic, and Team Flare all using them in large numbers.

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** The [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]/[[CombatPragmatist Dark]]-types Houndour and Houndoom serve as the Hunter type. Houndoom especially is TheDreaded in-universe; has a distinct skull motif, demonic demonic-looking horns, and an arrowhead-tipped tail; and breathes toxic flames that, if they touch you, cause burns whose pain [[WoundThatWillNotHeal will never go away]]. Houndoom also got a mega evolution in X and Y that has more bone armor and other design adjustments. The anime portrays them as being being capable of being good and kind Pokemon, which is rare for this trope; one episode revolves around one caring for and protecting a baby Pokemon. It helps that they ignore the game's aforementioned lore about it's fire (which, to be fair, seems a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation). However, they are often used by the various evil organizations, with Team Rocket, Team Magma, Team Galactic, and Team Flare all using them in large numbers.


** The [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]/[[CombatPragmatist Dark]]-types Houndour and Houndoom serve as the Hunter type. Houndoom especially is TheDreaded in-universe; has a distinct skull motif, demonic horns, and an arrowhead-tipped tail; and breathes toxic flames that, if they touch you, cause burns whose pain [[WoundThatWillNotHeal will never go away]]. Houndoom also got a mega evolution in X and Y that has more bone armor and other design adjustments. It goes from evil looking to downright satanic. The anime portrays them as being being capable of being good and kind Pokemon, which is rare for this trope; one episode revolves around one caring for and protecting a baby Pokemon. It helps that they ignore the game's aforementioned lore about it's fire (which, to be fair, seems a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation). However, they are often used by the various evil organizations, with Team Rocket, Team Magma, Team Galactic, and Team Flare all using them in large numbers.

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** The [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]/[[CombatPragmatist Dark]]-types Houndour and Houndoom serve as the Hunter type. Houndoom especially is TheDreaded in-universe; has a distinct skull motif, demonic horns, and an arrowhead-tipped tail; and breathes toxic flames that, if they touch you, cause burns whose pain [[WoundThatWillNotHeal will never go away]]. Houndoom also got a mega evolution in X and Y that has more bone armor and other design adjustments. It goes from evil looking to downright satanic. The anime portrays them as being being capable of being good and kind Pokemon, which is rare for this trope; one episode revolves around one caring for and protecting a baby Pokemon. It helps that they ignore the game's aforementioned lore about it's fire (which, to be fair, seems a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation). However, they are often used by the various evil organizations, with Team Rocket, Team Magma, Team Galactic, and Team Flare all using them in large numbers.


* Garmr from Myth/NorseMythology is a dog who guards the gates of Niflheim, the realm of death. At Ragnarok he will kill Tyr.

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* Garmr from Myth/NorseMythology is a dog who guards the gates of Niflheim, the realm of death. At Ragnarok he will kill Tyr. Fenrir, the son of Loki, is a ferocious wolf that is destined to fight and kill Odin at Ragnarok.


* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} Bites'' has a monster called the Heck Hound.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Messenger_from_the_Underworld Messenger From the Underworld]], with bonus points for being a [[FusionDance Tuner Monster]] that has a [[UselessUsefulSpell ridiculously high level]] (7), admittedly one that can be [[InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality weakened to drop the level to something usable (5)]].
** There's also [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Twin-Headed_Wolf Twin-Headed Wolf,]] based on Cerberus (or, more correctly, Orthrus, Cerberus' two-headed brother), and, of course, several cards based on the mother of all hellhounds, Anubis.
** There also are a couple associated with fire: There's the original Flam Cerberus, as well as Flamvell Firedog, which appears to be made out of lava and has two protrusions coming out of it's shoulders, which vaguely makes it look like it has 3 heads.



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':



* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':



* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' has [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Messenger_from_the_Underworld Messenger From the Underworld]], with bonus points for being a [[FusionDance Tuner Monster]] that has a [[UselessUsefulSpell ridiculously high level]] (7), admittedly one that can be [[InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality weakened to drop the level to something usable (5)]].
** There's also [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Twin-Headed_Wolf Twin-Headed Wolf,]] based on Cerberus (or, more correctly, Orthrus, Cerberus' two-headed brother), and, of course, several cards based on the mother of all hellhounds, Anubis.
** There also are a couple associated with fire: There's the original Flam Cerberus, as well as Flamvell Firedog, which appears to be made out of lava and has two protrusions coming out of it's shoulders, which vaguely makes it look like it has 3 heads.
* ''{{Munchkin}} Bites'' has a monster called the Heck Hound.



* A recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. Notable variation is in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' where the enemy that is a dual ''jawed'' dog named Cerberus.

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* ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders'': Red-skinned, lizard-tailed, fire-breathing Hell Hounds appear as units in the Undead roster in the first game. They return as unaligned summonable creatures in ''Age of Wonders 2''.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
A recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. Notable series.
** A notable
variation is appears in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' where ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', with the enemy that is a dual ''jawed'' dog named Cerberus.

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