Hindenburg is the Artificial Intelligence that controls the shipboard computer of the FSS-CH7. Like all felinoid smartships, the neural network that forms his AI is sentient and capable of independent thought, learning and emotion. This design is intended to make the smartship feel a kinship with the team by causing it to consider itself a member of the team. Unlike Fluffy, who basically rejects this programming, Hindenburg follows it to an extreme, being willing to sacrifice himself for the crew in even the most benign and trivial crisis. Because of this, the hull of the ship has been destroyed or in need of substantial repair more times than any other smartship in the fleet.