FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 1
everything, remember even more."
Hound would just as soon be sniffing around the Grand
Canyon or Big Sur as he would a secret Decepticon base.
Perhaps more than any other Autobot, Hound takes pleasure
in being on Earth. Unlike his home planet, which is
entirely composed of metal and machinery, he finds the
natural wonders of Earth endlessly fascinating, and uses
his topographical skills to store every sight he sees
within his memory circuits. Hound's bravery,
fearlessness, and loyalty are unwavering, like any good
advance scout. But his secret desire is to be human.
While in his jeep mode, Hound uses his turret gun to
sweep over the landscape from horizon to horizon, like a
radar scope, and, with the help of internal 3-dimensional
simulation circuitry, stores this information as a
topographical map. Error distortion is no more than one
inch per 150 feet distance from point of data collection.
In robot mode, Hound's turret gun becomes an infrared
radiation collector. It can detect heat differentials as
small as .02 degrees Centigrade, and he uses this ability
in tracking machines as well as humans. Hound's
shoulder-mounted hologram gun can project 3-dimensional
grid laser light images of terrain maps stored in his
memory. He sometimes also can use it to cast simple
Hound's infrared tracking ability can be countered by
thermal interference. High frequency electromagnetic
waves can distort or completely destroy his map-making
ability. Sophisticated manipulation of such waves can
even result in the recording of false images within his