Hound is an Autobot, a technical specialist, carries over many guns, a lot better than Ironhide and the supporting character from Transformers: Age of Extinction and it's sequel Transformers: The Last Knight. He is voiced by John Goodman who also voiced James P. Sullivan in the 2001 Disney, Pixar film, Monsters, Inc. and the 2013 prequel Monsters University, Larry from Dreamworks TV Series Father of the Pride, Rex in We're Back! A Dinosaur's story, Pacha in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove series and Baloo in Disney's The Jungle Book 2 and portrayed Fred Flintstone in the live action The Flintstones and Bill Randa in Kong: Skull Island.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Hound was among the Autobots who went into hiding on Earth after Cemetery Wind began hunting down the Autobots. Hound was overjoyed when Optimus Prime returned to the surviving Autobots. Though delighted that the Autobots were a team again, Hound expressed his immense distaste of humans following their betrayal. He didn't take kindly to Drift's haikus defending humanity, and nearly came to blows with him before trying to open fire on Cade Yeager, his daughter Tessa, and her boyfriend Shane. That night, Hound was sobered when Optimus asked if there were signs of any other surviving Autobots, and thanks to Cade's tinkering with Cemetery Wind's drones, the Autobots learned of an attack on Ratchet, as well as Leadfoot's demise. Hound was saddened to learn of his friend's fate, and saluted his fallen comrade, bitterly cursing his assailants as "savages". The loss of Leadfoot helped convince Hound to join in Cade's mission to infiltrate KSI. However, the Autobots suffered another blow when they learned of Ratchet's death and subsequent melting down for raw material. Hound gladly joined in the enraged Optimus' attack on KSI.
After fighting their way through several rooms and facilities, the Autobots came upon the imprisoned Brains, who Hound took the time to free from his predicament. Hound was eager to kill Joshua Joyce for the atrocities he'd committed, but after a lecture on how the Autobots now meant nothing to humanity, Optimus quietly ordered a retreat, to Hound and Brains' disappointment. The Autobots fled KSI, only to be pursued by Galvatron and Stinger. The Autobots were subsequently separated from their leader and thus unable to save Optimus and Tessa from Lockdown. The Autobots, Cade and Shane ventured to Chicago, and covertly stowed away on Lockdown's ship (though Hound admitted it was probably a bad idea). After warning the group about Lockdown's inevitable booby-traps, Hound had to aggressively prod Crosshairs into helping rescue Optimus and Tessa. Hound took charge of the Autobots and led them in the search for Optimus, assigning Cade to search the cell block for Optimus and Tessa. Eventually, the group found Lockdown's high-security vault, where Hound had a disgusting encounter with an alien life-form. Despite the creature's relative harmlessness, Hound couldn't find it in him to let it survive, and quickly destroyed it. It was at that moment Optimus made his presence in a cell known, and ordered Hound to commander the separate ship docked with Lockdown's the cell block was in, though he confessed to Optimus he was a "sucky" pilot. Indeed, when the team regrouped, the ship was found to have made an extremely rough landing. Hey, at least the big guy was honest.
Optimus ordered the Autobots to abandon humanity forever and flee to the stars aboard the stolen ship, a plan Hound was soundly with. After Optimus and Hound revealed the Creators' hand in Earth's past and their race's origins, Brains revealed Galvatron's nature as a reincarnated Megatron. Optimus ultimately decided to stop Galvatron, retrieve the Seed, and subsequently leave Earth for good. Hound piloted the ship to China, and left the pilot's seat in order to help retrieve the Seed from Joyce. However, incoming fire from Galvatron's army knocked him and Bumblebee into the streets of Hong Kong. Although he ended up briefly stuck in a building thanks to his plump shape, and did not appreciate Joyce calling him fat (the inventor earned one of Hound's cigars being flicked at him in retaliation), Hound fought tooth and nail to protect the humans and the Seed from Galvatron's forces with Bumblebee's support.
When Hound found himself running out of ammo and weaponry, he convinced Cade to join the battle with him. Despite overwhelming odds and an enormous amount of enemy fire whittling him down, Hound fought on as long as he could, also utilizing his skills as a "fat ballerina" to his advantage. After taking out a group of KSI Transformers with a grenade, Hound finally ran out of ammo, but fought on using his hat, belt, and even his cigar. Hound finally collapsed, exhausted from the battle, but was reinvigorated when Optimus joined the battle with the Dinobots. Hound soon joined in attempting to escort the Seed to safety, but when Lockdown arrived and unleashed his ship's tractor beam, Hound escaped its influence and helped escort the seed across a nearby bridge to safety. Soon, Lockdown was defeated, and after regrouping, Optimus assigned Hound and the Autobots to protect the Yeager family before departing into space with the Seed.
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
In the years since Optimus Prime's departure from Earth, Hound had taken refuge at Cade Yeager's junkyard with the other Autobots. Hound regularly helped set up one-way phone calls between Cade and Tessa, who was away at college. One day, when Cade and Bumblebee were caught in a stand-off with the Transformers Reaction Force, Hound arrived to provide his friends with extra firepower. Cade was able to defuse the stand-off, though Hound egged on the TRF to shoot him as he departed. Hound unknowingly had two stowaways in the form of the young Izabella and her companion Sqweeks, who hitched a ride back to the junkyard with him. They were soon visited by Daytrader, who Hound considered the "most irritating, annoying Tranformer" and threatened the rogue with violence the entire time. later, after defending his weight to the newly arrived Izabella, he set up another call between Cade and Tessa. After the call he reassured Cade that he was a good father before bemoaning how his own father never called him. The next day, the Decepticons, asisted by the TRF, found and attacked the junkyard. While Cade led the others away to set up a trap in a nearby town, Hound stayed behind to buy them some time. Hound faced off with Megatron but was taken out of the fight by a blast from his fusion cannon.
Much later, after recovering, when Cybertron had made its way to earth and loomed in the skies overhead, Hound joined the other Autobots in heading for Stonehenge to partake in the forthcoming battle, as Daytrader finally Delivered Lockdowns former ship to them. Izabella easily convinced Hound to let her join them, and the Autobots met up with the returned Optimus, though Hound complained that he didn't get a chance to say hello before Optimus flew off to lead the attack. En-route, he and the other Autobots observed the Guardian Knights with mixed feeling, with Hound declaring that they "looked like wusses". Hound and Bumblebee shared an Orbital Assault Carrier to tangle with some airborne Decepticons forces, but he soon hopped off to provide some aid to their human friends. Even with their combined firepower, Hound was unable to push forward thanks to the presence of a gun emplacment and the Infernocons. Eventually Sqweeks cleared a path, and Hound joined Optimus, Bumblebee, Hot Rod, Cade, and Viviane Wembly in charging forward, though he mocked the other humans for abandoning the fight.
Within the control center, he once again took on Megatron, this time alongside his fellow Autobots, and was almost killed by the Decepticon leader had it not been for Hot Rod's "timely" aid. Viviane ultimately saved the day, and Hound returned to Cybertron with his fellow Autobots.
|“||Human beings. Bunch of backstabbing weasels||„|
|~ Hound about Cemetery Wind|
|“||We're the pathetic dirty foursome. And you make five||„|
|~ Hound about the rest of the Autobots|
|“||Oh that's Leadfoot.||„|
|~ Hound seeing Leadfoot's death by the Cemetery Wind|
|~ Hound after viewing Leadfoot's death|
|“||I'm gonna blow your head off, Megatron! Sayonara, Bubblehead!||„|
|~ Hound when firing at Megatron.|
- Hound is a smoker, as seen in the fourth and fifth film, comics and his artworks.
- He never quit smoking throughout the film as it proves he is a heavy smoker.
- He became both a soldier and a doctor in the 5th film and he is the first Autobot to have a military vehicle mode.
- He is the only Autobot to take over the previous Autobots' jobs like Ironhide and Ratchet (Ironhide was killed by Sentinel Prime in Dark of the Moon and Ratchet was killed by Lockdown and Cemetery Wind in Age of Extinction).
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