Team Fortress 2 Dog Names In Pop Culture
As you might have guessed, most of those achievements were incredibly tongue in cheek by design; one of the first theoretical achievements listed, The King of the Moon, requires players to send a picture of them taunting over a defeated enemy player's body to their recently bested foe. Another achievement, aptly titled Hot Dog, required Guard Dog players to defeat an enemy Pyro after Guard Dog has been set on fire and then survive the entire ordeal. Guard Dog had 37 proposed achievements in total, further illustrating the extent to which the fan base had thought out Guard Dog's update.
The amount of proposed cosmetic items for Guard Dog also illustrate just how meticulously this joke character was thought out; Team Fortress 2 has affectionately been referred to as "America's number 1 war-themed hat simulato" due to the increasingly large amount of cosmetic items that players can give to their favorite classes and Guard Dog wouldn't have missed out on the festivities, if the player base had their say. Everything from superhero capes to thematic dog collars were proposed as potential cosmetic items Guard Dog players could obtain and give to their respective four legged avatars to help them stand out from the crowd.
Guard Dog's unique weapons and character abilities would've also helped it stand out from the crowd in that the character was intended to act as something of a Jack of all Trades class who could switch between offensive, defensive, and supportive roles when need be. The Hanger was meant to be Guard Dog's primary offensive tool and it would've acted like an SMG type weapon with a staggering 100 rounds of ammo. The Hanger would've purportedly done very little damage, but it would have also served as an anti-personal weapon meant to keep would be attackers at bay. The Helper was Guard Dog's next unique tool that would've allowed Dog to manually carry health and ammo pickups to teammates. Lastly, Guard Dog's final weapon would've been a collar mounted jet pack that would've enhanced Dog's natural jaw strength to devastating effect. While Guard Dog has been relegated to existing as an incredibly well thought out joke character thus far, many are still hopeful that Valve will eventually give the mercenary mutt an official role in game.
As for actual dogs with Team Fortress 2 names, we can look to Scout the rescue dog from Florida who now spends his days as a therapy dog. Also a superhero dog is Travis, who lives in the UK and has been trained as a hearing dog for a youth who lost his hearing due to cancer. Three legged Misha also has a Team Fortress 2 name and excels as a dog giving out kindness; she travels to nursing homes and also visits hospitalized children who have lost a limb in her home state of Rhode Island. Displaying a toughness beyond measure, these 3 rescued canines are a testament to the real support that dogs can offer to those in need.