ANN: "8. Ein (Cowboy Bebop)
Ranking number eight primarily due to the sheer popularity of the character, Ein is a scientifically enhanced "data dog" with impressive intelligence, although it's hard to say what exactly these two facts have to do with one another. The real tragedy of Ein's existence is that the crew of the Bebop seems largely oblivious to his contributions, even when Ed speaks for him. Still, a dog who can play shogi, manipulate livestock to help catch a bounty, and and hack a cult's website? Good luck finding one at your local shelter."