In the Sonic Underground television series, Dingo is a large, orange, muscular anthropomorphic dingo with green eyes and ratty, blonde hair. For attire, Dingo wears green shorts, purple glasses, brown gloves, a brown belt with a silver buckle, brown armor on his left leg, and a gold earring.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Dingo's shape remains mostly the same, although his fur is colored brown, and his hair is colored green. Additionally, wears slightly different attire then his TV series counterpart, lacking the armor on his left leg, and possessing silver bracelets in place of the brown gloves, and wearing red shorts and gray boots. However, he still possesses the brown belt and gold earing from his television series design.
Dingo and his partner Sleet were originally independent bounty hunters, but were forced into servitude by Doctor Robotnik, who wanted them to hunt down the royal family, namely Sonic, Manic, and Sonia. Dingo quickly developed a crush on Sonia, which she often used to her advantage in order to escape. Despite his efforts, Dingo constantly failed at his missions with Sleet and only rarely succeeded.
When Evil Sonic arrived at the Sonic Underground Zone to collect the piece of Giant Borg supposedly hidden there, Dingo and Sleet escorted him to Robotnik, believing him to be their version of Sonic. Along the way, Evil Sonic questioned them for the location of the Giant Borg piece, confusing them as their Zone was never involved in the battle. Upon reaching Robotnik, Dingo and Sleet presented Evil Sonic to Robotnik, with Evil Sonic mistaking Robotnik for his cohort Robo-Robotnik, and handing over the Giant Borg pieces to him as a result. As Robotnik was unaware of Evil Sonic's mistake, and still believed him to be his Zone's version of Sonic, he ordered Sleet and Dingo to imprison Evil Sonic, and roboticize him at the first opportunity. However, Sonia and Manic would later disguise themselves in cloaks, and steal the cell key from Dingo which they used to free Evil Sonic.
In the Sonic Underground LCD game, Dingo appears as a boss along with Sleet and Doctor Robotnik. Dingo attacks by throwing the player and can morph into anything. He is last seen guarding Robotnik's base and is fought alongside Sleet.
Dingo is very gullible and incompetent, doing whatever Sleet tells him to do, and frequently does not understand an insult or parts of a sentence. Despite (or even due to) his incompetence, however, Dingo can be quite dangerous. However, while, Dingo's outward demeanor denotes a tough person, deep inside he is quite soft.
Sometimes during his transformations, Dingo can be heard to say, "Oh, not again!", implying that he does not enjoy shape-shifting. He also appears to get scared very easily.
Powers and abilities
Dingo's main defining trait is his ability to be transformed into into a variety of different forms and objects. Such transformations are activated by the Shapeshift Remote, as Dingo himself has no control over his transformations. Despite this, he usually retains his orange and yellow colors and voice patterns (although in some transformations his coloring and tone change). Due to his shapeshifting nature, Dingo can also harness chaos energy (accidentally and unwillingly), which transforms him into a monstrous version of himself with chaotic powers, and immunity to the Shapeshift Remote.
He has also displayed a degree of above average strength, even being able to bend iron bars with effort, and serves as an adequate pilot and marksman, capable of piloting his and Sleet's trademark vehicles. Dingo is also very durable, able to survive constant physical abuse.
On some occasions, Dingo has wielded several weapons such as laser pistols.
- Dingo has an thick Australian accent.
- Dingo cannot pronounce the word independent.
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