Though Backup was only seen a few times throughout the painfully short run of the underrated Veronica Mars, the Mars family's beloved pit bull was an integral part of the show.

In the first few scenes of the pilot, he protects Veronica (Kristen Bell) from a group of bikers who get too handsy, and then we later see him frolicking on the beach with V like it ain’t no thang. Bottom line, Backup is badass, and able to go from hunter to sweetheart in just a few short minutes. Hey, we don’t blame him—who wouldn’t for Kristen Bell?