Classification: Cybernetic Dingo Dogs

Location/Base of Operations: The Reaver's Base at Cooterman's Creek,  Northern Territories, Australia

Known Members: Three unnamed Cyborg Dingos

Affiliations: Donald Pierce (Created their cybernetics),  Lady Deathstrike (Yuriko Oyama), the Reavers (Bonebreaker, Wade Cole, Angelo Macon, Pretty Boy, Murray Reese, Skullbuster (The male version))

Enemies: Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett)

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#252 (Mid-November, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: The Cyborg Dingos were normal Dingos (Australian wild dogs) which were converted into cyborgs by Donald Pierce. Outwardly they appeared to be completely mechanical dogs, made of an unknown metal, with a hair-like fringe along the neckline and red cybernetic eyes. It is unknown what internal alterations have been made. The Cyborg Dingos are incredible trackers, but are limited by their programming. Donald Pierce programmed them to seek out Wolverine, and they quickly did so, but ignored Jubilee completely. As Wolverine told Jubilee "Computers limited by their programming. Cyborgs were keyed to my scent. Far as they were concerned you didn't exist." They presumably possessed cybernetically enhanced senses of smell, sight and hearing, as well as enhanced speed, agility, durability and strength along with razor sharp claws and fangs. The Cyborg Dingos on the cover of UXM#252 were depicted as having fur-covered, wolf-like heads, varying from the version in the story.

History: (Uncanny X-Men#252) - When Donald Pierce was told by Bonebreaker that the computers in their base were unable to track the wounded Wolverine (Who had escaped the Reaver's attempts to crucify him), he decided to find him "the old fashioned way", and summoned three Cyborg Dingos to his side. He explained to Bonebreaker that they were cyborgs like himself, "hunter-killers. Pierce programmed them to trace Wolverine's scent, but before he went off, he offered one of the Dingos to Lady Deathstrike for "Assistance, and, if necessary, protection." Lady Deathstrike refused, and noted that Pierce was the one who appeared afraid as she walked away to search on her own. The Dingos managed to track Wolverine's scent, only to be shredded by the Mutant. Pierce confronted Logan, but was too afraid to attack him outright. Before he could make a decision, Jubilee, who had been undetected by the Dingos, emerged from the shadows and fired a plasma burst, burying Pierce beneath a pile of rubble.

(Wolverine II#72) - Wolverine and Jubilee went to the Reavers' old hideout to investigate what had happened after the sentinels had destroyed it. There they encountered a halfway destroyed cyborg dingo, and Wolverine put it out of its misery.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Rick Leonardi, Kent Williams and Glynis Oliver, the cover versions were designed by Jim Lee and Rick Leonardi

The Reavers team biography in The Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe: Master Edition #29, lists the Cyborg Dingos as "Standard Weaponry" for the Reavers, so I would assume that there are more than three of them. Though they were badly damaged by Wolverine, I have no doubt that a cybernetics genius like Donald Pierce could repair them with little effort, though after this particular battle he was occupied repairing his own damaged men. It's been shown that some cyborgs can be repaired after even extended periods of time, as the Reavers and Pierce were rebuilt some time after being 'killed" during the attack by Trevor Fitzroy's Sentinels in Uncanny X-Men I#281-282.

   The computers were unable to track Wolverine because of alterations the X-Men had made with the computer systems while using Cooterman's Creek as their own base. Bonebreaker insisted that the computers could get around the X-Men's "cloaking" that rendered them invisible to all scanning and recording devices, but he was unable to confirm this due to confusion caused by the upgrades and alien tech added by the X-Men.

A bunch of "cyberwolves" as Phil Coulson called them appeared in The Cavalry: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary#1 (November, 2015) one-shot attacking Melinda May and a bunch of S.H.I.E.L.D. cadets at former Hydra base Sickle. According to Cadet Avery the cyberwolves' optical input was a few generations old. Maybe they were connected to the Cyborg Dingos.
--Markus Raymond

Thanks to Christian Baehr Hansen for pointing out the Wolverine II#72 appearance and for giving a nearly complete synopsis (he wasn't so sure about the outcome anymore as he read it a long time ago). Thanks to Der_Gilb for correcting it by telling me that the dingo was killed by Wolverine.

Profile by Darc-Light


No known connection to:

  • Dingo, Australian, member of The Pack, reformed, helped defeat alien invasion @ The Gargoyles Animated Series
  • Mechanical Dogs, robotic dogs used by Deathwatcher to gaurd his home, @ Captain America Annual#5
  • Mecha-Rodents, cybernetic rats created by Yellow Claw, killed by Nick Fury @ Strange Tales III#1
  • or any other Dingos or Cyborgs.

Uncanny-X-Men I#252, p22, pan1 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#252, p29, pan2 (second image)
Wolverine "From Then 'Til Now II" Trading card #54, Donald Pierce (the image is the same as the cover of Uncanny X-Men I#252)

Uncanny X-Men I#252 (Mid-November, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Kent Williams (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Wolverine II#72 (August, 1993) - Larry Hama (writer), Dwayne Turner (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Bob Harras (editor)

Last updated: 06/14/16

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