Super Predator Usage
Hell-Hounds are used by the Super Predator Clan to flush out their prey, the same way as a hunter would use dogs to flush out their quarry. The Hell-Hounds are controlled by the Tracker Predator. The Tracker has a whistle device that is used to call the hounds back to their master to prevent the Hell-Hounds from doing too much damage and killing the prey. If this were to happen, the Super Predators would have no prey to hunt. It was stated by Robert that the reason the "dog handler" has armor on his legs and the armor on his arms are because of the large horns and spikes that are present on the Hell-Hounds. They have a high pain tolerance and they are also very resilient, as evidenced by the Hell-Hounds' surviving many gunshot wounds which would be fatal to creatures from Earth. Several shots are required to take them down or possibly hit their vital organs. They can even survive being shot with a weapon like an M134 Minigun, and remain standing for a good amount of time. On the Game Preserve Planet, Russian soldier Nikolai Fedorov used at least a few hundred rounds from his minigun on just one hound, eventually killing it, but not before wasting ample ammunition.
The Super Predators unleash the Hell-Hounds and watch their prey split up as they struggle to survive. They stalk their prey's every move. If their prey is injured they will whistle and send the Hell-Hounds back, they will finish off their prey either by a brutal kill or they will make trophies of them.
Biology and Appearance
Despite being called dogs or hounds, Hell-Hounds appear to be therapsids (primitive, reptilian-looking ancestors of mammals); they have scales and have an almost ankylosaur-like appearance, but look vaguely canine at the same time. They also resemble the Predator Hounds used by the Upgrade Predator.
Hell-Hounds bear resistance against the acid blood of Xenomorphs, as during a Xenomorph Hunt, the Tracker's Hell-Hounds "did not leave a shred of the prey intact".
- The Hell-Hounds bare a striking resemblance to the Kurn from Alien vs. Predator: Extinction.
- They also share certain similarities to Skags from the Borderlands and Borderlands 2 video games.
- The Tusked Xenomorphs used by the Killer Yautja Bad Blood clan are of a similar concept.