The Doberman Gator was a reptile-like animal that was cut out from Halo 2, but appeared in its Collector's Edition DVD. Doberman was also the name of the software company that created the unofficial Halo Zero.
Robert McLees: "Hey!"
Marcus Lehto: "There you go, Rob."
Shi Kai Wang: "It's the... uh..."
Robert McLees: "Gator?..."
Shi Kai Wang: "Dog?..."
Robert McLees: "Doberman?..."
Marcus Lehto: "Doberman Gator?"
- It appears from the transcript above that Bungie originally did not know what to name the creature, and simply fused "Doberman" and "Gator" together to form "Doberman Gator".
While developing the Halo games, Bungie, 343 Industries and Ensemble Studios have had to cut some content, such as vehicles, gameplay, and story elements, from the final products. Much of this content has been confirmed by videos and commentary in special edition DVDs, interviews with developers, and released concept art.
- ↑ Halo 2 Limited Edition DVD: Deleted Species