Was Steele Part Wolf?

Was Steele Part Wolf?

Analysis of steele in Balto.

Was Steele part wolf? Here's some clues if he was or not:

1. Balto was a hybrid and hybrids are supossed to be taller then average sled dogs, huskies, and other dogs husky- sized and for the most part, Balto is bigger or as big as most of the sled dogs in the  movie except for Steele, who is the biggest sled dog in the movie.

2. Balto falls off the cliff and climbs back up after realizing he's part wolf (and hinting that only a wolf could survive the fall and be okay). Steele climbs back up faster then Balto and gets home before him!

3. Boris tells Balto that only a wolf could survive the journey alone and Balto barley survives it when he has Steele's team and the white wolf for back up. Yet, after falling off a cliff, Steele somehow gets back in front of Balto (before Balto falls off the cliff) and makes it back to Nome all by himself.

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January 17, 2013
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It was because Steele was probably a malamute and malamutes can get pretty big. And if Steele was part wolf and he knew, he would probably be making fun of himself!

March 24, 2011
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i agree with zuko, i personally think that steele was just fraekishly tall

March 05, 2011
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I agree with Zukothecat.

October 01, 2010
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i dont believe that steele is part wolf but it would be instresting if he was

August 15, 2010
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2. Steele did fall BEFORE balto so, it's normal that steele made it before balto.
I also agree with ZukotheCat.
Also, steele is ALL alaskan malamute.

May 28, 2010
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Steele NO ES PARTE LOBO también. Nos podemos dar cuenta (censored) sólo prestarle atención al dueño del trineo y de él. No quiso a Balto porque era mitad lobo. Si Steele lo fuera, tampoco lo hubiese querido. Además, ¿cómo enamorar a tantas perras siendo mitad lobo?:howl:

January 06, 2010
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I can see your point but I can oppose each.
1). Sure here's bigger than Balto but that is mainly as cartoonish effect. Steele's role in the movie is to be the big bully with more looks and strength, so to seem intimidating he has been drawn and designed bigger and badder

2.) Nothing was hinted. Any dog could've have made the climb. Being wolf has nothing to do with it. Steele may have made it faster due to the fact that he is athletic and in shape.

3.) When boris said that, he was implying that Balto's wolf heritage will give him the strength, courage, and faith to bring back the medicine. A dog couldn't do it because a husky isn't made for the wild as much as a wolf is. Steele returned sooner because Balto left markings that directed to Nome and he didn't have a whole sled to slow him down. He's also trained to run long distances so that would help him imensely

July 26, 2009
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Why would he make fun of Balto if HE was part wolf?

June 25, 2009
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Deidara, Envy, Lust for life!
No, I don't think so. Steele made fun of Balto for being part wolf, and I don't think that means he was insecure hiding the fact that he was wolf, too. Steele sounded too confedient for that. As for Boris's quote, I think he was wrong. Steele did it and he's all malamuse.

June 08, 2009
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The GAME!!!!
XD, just so everyone knows... i'm not stupid. i know the director or producer (or whoever) confirmed him being a siberian husky.... but still, a lot of the points they make make him seem more wolf then Balto!

December 05, 2008
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no all husky beacause i have a husky that looks exacly like him and
his name is steele and a red husky called jenna howl!

November 28, 2008
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ive seen huskies bigger than Steele before, so they can grow that big
Junei!!! pm me for more info.!

November 28, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
love the article, but... steele is a bad guy right?! yeah, sooooo the
bad guy is supposed to look bugger, stronger, and be more agile. well,
there you have it!! steele is supposed to be all big and tough cause
he's the bad guy!! still, love the article!! oh and FidoPaws, for your
information steele Is a HUSKY!!!!! not alaskan malamute!!!

November 12, 2008
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Steele is 100% Alaskan Malamute.

He's supposedly older
than Balto and he's bigger probably to make him look tougher, as a
benefit to his character rather than his genes.

forget, Steele probably made it home faster because he no longer had a
sled team to pull along, being on his own he was able to move faster
and he most likely followed Balto's tree-marks(while messing them up,

November 11, 2008
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Junei, who ever said Siberian huskies couldn't grow that big? No one.
I've seen them that big before.

October 30, 2008
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I say that Steele is all husky.

October 23, 2008
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Its only because the people who made the film wanted little kids to
understand that steele is the ''Bad guy''.So they made him bigger and
able to do things faster than Balto.[Balto can still run faster

October 25, 2008
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ye never know. steele is unusually large for a husky. compared to
balto in those pics there.

October 16, 2008
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I agree with joker. but that is a really good point you brought up

October 10, 2008
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Recruiter of Punk Revolution!
great arcticle, but the two cliffs were different right? and Balto and
the team were held back because of steele's marks and the cliff. once
agin, great arcticle!

October 10, 2008
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Wait, anonim, who ever said that Steele was older than Balto? Balto
was either two years-old or six years-old. And after twelve months,
age doesn't matter for the height, they're done growing by then.

October 07, 2008
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Vampire wolf pack, at war!
dogs come in all shapes and sizes plus the cliff Balto was on broke
unlike steele's so therefore giving steele a head start and we all
know steele is not part wolf

October 06, 2008
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I disagree because, as you've seen from the fan news, that it has been
confirmed he's a purebred husky. And, the moviemakers wanted some
elements of animated movies when he climbs back up the cliff. It's a
movie, as they always say! sorry though

October 03, 2008
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i dont think still is part wolf

October 01, 2008
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Rock of Ages
Steele had to survive the fall because, A this is a film for a family,
not a film full of death and B Steele most likely survived because the
cliff he was on wasn't even half as long as the one Balto fell down,
and with a body like Steele's, I'd be surprised if he HAD died. He's a
pure breed, he wouldn't have been town hero if he were a Wolf/Dog like
Balto, the story would make no sense if Steele were loved for being a
wolf dog and Balto was hated for being a wolf dog like Steele.

September 27, 2008
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Water Tribe
Perhaps Steele is just on the wolflike side, but he is purebred. Don't
forget that his breed is one of the most wolflike of all dog breeds.

September 27, 2008
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It's an animation. The makers of Balto made Steal taller and more
muscular to fit his character, not because he was 'part wolf.'

September 25, 2008
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Ok Steele was NOT part wolf. He was bigger than Balto b/c he was the
villian of the story, and two Balto could be smaller depending on
which of his parents body size he took on, seeing that his father was
a husky and smaller than a wolf. Agian Steele was able to survive the
cliff Fall b/c you can't kill the villian, than there wouldn't be a
plot except to save the children and thats it. He made it back home
first, b/c he followed BALTO'S marks and then messed them up so Balto would have to take the long way around, hoping he would take the team, and get lost through the blizards, but he didn't. AND if you remeber correctly in the last picture you have on your atricle, who out ran Steele? Baltolol But good point to bring out, it was a new article and original so good job! Keep it up.:Be_happy:

September 24, 2008
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Looking for one to take me in
I have photocopies (and the only photocopies made, maybe) of original
Steele sketches. There was some scribbling about him being a Siberian
Husky. PROOF.

September 23, 2008
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Steele got up the cliff faster because Balto had to drag up that heavy
crate and Steele got home faster because he used Balto's marks and he
tricked Balto's team by making false paths so they went off course.


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