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15th Apr '16 4:04:00 AM aye_amber
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*** TheSmartGuy: Axle (yes, ''[[LEGORockRaiders that]]'' Axle)

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*** TheSmartGuy: Axle (yes, ''[[LEGORockRaiders ''[[Franchise/RockRaiders that]]'' Axle)
19th Mar '16 10:37:49 AM nombretomado
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*** It speaks for itself that that guy for that show would cast Jim Parsons in the role of Frozeen, and [=PeabodySam's=] real-life friends often tell him that he reminds them of [[BigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]].

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*** It speaks for itself that that guy for that show would cast Jim Parsons in the role of Frozeen, and [=PeabodySam's=] real-life friends often tell him that he reminds them of [[BigBangTheory [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]].
8th Jan '16 10:38:12 AM Lopiny
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: One Dino Attack agent [[Videogame/HalfLife2 dreams about cheese]].
23rd Sep '15 3:49:19 PM nombretomado
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*** Toa Antrakha may have [[ShoutOut named Ragnorok after]] a mech from ''Videogame/MechAssault'', but it is likely derived from the Norse word Ragnarok. According to NorseMythology, Ragnarok was essentially the apocalypse in the form of ultimate destruction of the gods and men in a cataclysmic battle with evil, monsters, and darkness. Sounds rather close to the Dino Attack, doesn't it?

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*** Toa Antrakha may have [[ShoutOut named Ragnorok after]] a mech from ''Videogame/MechAssault'', but it is likely derived from the Norse word Ragnarok. According to NorseMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, Ragnarok was essentially the apocalypse in the form of ultimate destruction of the gods and men in a cataclysmic battle with evil, monsters, and darkness. Sounds rather close to the Dino Attack, doesn't it?
16th Aug '15 5:19:56 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanAccents: Maria speaks in a "Texas Drawl" style.

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* AmericanAccents: UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Maria speaks in a "Texas Drawl" style.
20th May '15 11:57:36 AM erforce
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* BootCampEpisode: A short flashback in which James [=McGregor=] recalls an incident during his training, which apparently took place in a boot camp straight out of ''FullMetalJacket''.

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* BootCampEpisode: A short flashback in which James [=McGregor=] recalls an incident during his training, which apparently took place in a boot camp straight out of ''FullMetalJacket''.''Film/FullMetalJacket''.
7th Mar '15 2:11:52 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DreamCrushingHandicap:
** Played with. Rex got paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair, yet somehow he's still allowed to go on the front lines during a combat mission which largely takes place in a jungle. However, that has not stopped other Dino Attack agents from suggesting that he stays away from the front lines and even earned some HypocriticalHumor from [[EvilCripple Zed Provhezor]]. Also, as a result of his situation, Amanda Claw refuses to leave Rex's side.
** Hotwire referenced Rex's paralysis as justification for also remaining on the front lines even though his left leg now ends just after the knee.
24th Feb '15 8:23:02 AM PeabodySam
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** In the ''Dino Attack RPG'''s early days, there were numerous players whose primary characters were ChildSoldiers as young as 9 years old. This was something that [=PeabodySam=] had not considered when he made the ''Dino Attack RPG'''s sign-up form, so he later altered the form to state that primary characters had to be at least 18 years old. The ChildSoldiers were later {{retcon}}ned to be 17 years old and lying about their age when listed in the [[http://dinoattackrpg01.wikia.com/wiki/Dino_Attack_Team/Agents Dino Attack Team/Agents]] page on [[TheWikiRule the wiki]].

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** In the early days of ''Dino Attack RPG'''s early days, RPG'', there were numerous players whose primary characters were ChildSoldiers as young as 9 years old. This was something that [=PeabodySam=] had not considered when he made the ''Dino Attack RPG'''s sign-up form, so he later altered the form to state that primary characters had to be at least 18 years old. The ChildSoldiers were later {{retcon}}ned to be 17 years old and lying about their age when listed in the [[http://dinoattackrpg01.wikia.com/wiki/Dino_Attack_Team/Agents Dino Attack Team/Agents]] page on [[TheWikiRule the wiki]].
15th Feb '15 12:54:34 PM PeabodySam
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* BookEnds: A surprising, yet completely unintentional, meta example. ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', which introduced [=PeabodySam=] to PlayByPostGames and thus directly led to the creation of ''Dino Attack RPG'', its SpiritualSuccessor, was started on December 21, 2004. ''Dino Attack: At War's End'' finally ended on [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]]. Things truly do come full circle after all.

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* BookEnds: A surprising, yet completely unintentional, meta example. ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'', which introduced [=PeabodySam=] to PlayByPostGames and thus directly led to the creation of ''Dino Attack RPG'', its SpiritualSuccessor, was started on December 21, 2004. ''Dino Attack: At War's End'' finally ended on [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]]. Things truly do come full circle after all.



* BroadStrokes: How ''Dino Attack RPG'' treats the canon of various Toys/LEGOThemes, along with fan works such as ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', ''LEGO Island 3'', and ''FanFic/{{LMS}}''. This is even how, in its later years, it treats its own early canon.

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* BroadStrokes: How ''Dino Attack RPG'' treats the canon of various Toys/LEGOThemes, along with fan works such as ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'', ''LEGO Island 3'', and ''FanFic/{{LMS}}''. This is even how, in its later years, it treats its own early canon.



** At one point in the ''Alpha Team: Ogel's Last Stand RPG'', a man named Bishop was among the trainees learning to defend himself against fresh fruit. He mentioned having a wife and a daughter around the age of twelve. This was initially a reference to Kate (who is in her late teens in the ''Dino Attack RPG'', and probably would have been somewhere around the age of 11 or 12 at the time). However, this is no longer canon due to Kate's backstory revealing Sarah Bishop to be a single mother.

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** At one point in the ''Alpha Team: Team RPG: Ogel's Last Stand RPG'', Stand'', a man named Bishop was among the trainees learning to defend himself against fresh fruit. He mentioned having a wife and a daughter around the age of twelve. This was initially a reference to Kate (who is in her late teens in the ''Dino Attack RPG'', and probably would have been somewhere around the age of 11 or 12 at the time). However, this is no longer canon due to Kate's backstory revealing Sarah Bishop to be a single mother.



** In the ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', [=PeabodySam=] made an explicit point stating that PBB would never be killed off. A year later, PBB was killed off in the ''Dino Attack RPG''.



*** Ben Gunn's "[[{{Videogame/Portal}} That cake is a lie]]" was nothing more than an amusing line at first... [[spoiler:that Rex later remembered and helped him break away from the Darkitect's [[FaceYourFears illusions]].]] Similarly, Frozeen's insanity from the ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' had a brief relapse to grant him InsanityImmunity.

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*** Ben Gunn's "[[{{Videogame/Portal}} That cake is a lie]]" was nothing more than an amusing line at first... [[spoiler:that Rex later remembered and helped him break away from the Darkitect's [[FaceYourFears illusions]].]] Similarly, Frozeen's insanity from the ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' had a brief relapse to grant him InsanityImmunity.



** In the Ugalego temple, there was a wrecked [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Scorpion Orb Launcher]]. The last time a Scorpion Orb Launcher was seen on [[LEGOAdventurers Adventurers' Island]] was early in the ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', during the same mission that ended with Frozeen adopting Chompy.

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** In the Ugalego temple, there was a wrecked [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Scorpion Orb Launcher]]. The last time a Scorpion Orb Launcher was seen on [[LEGOAdventurers Adventurers' Island]] was early in the ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'', during the same mission that ended with Frozeen adopting Chompy.



* CrossOver: Essentially, the ''Dino Attack RPG'' has crossed over with the ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' and the original ''Pirates RPG''.

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* CrossOver: Essentially, the ''Dino Attack RPG'' has crossed over with the ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' and the original ''Pirates RPG''.



* CrypticBackgroundReference: Dino Attack RPG takes place in 2010 and was first started in 2005. Since the details of what would happen over the next five years (in both official LEGO story and in Website/{{BZPower}} LEGO RPG story) could not be predicted, [=PeabodySam=] seized the opportunity to make Cryptic Background References regarding the fates of his ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' characters, such as the death of Rebel Drone and the mysterious disappearance of Frozeen. Although some of this background information was intended to be explained by a later Alpha Team RPG (likely ''Ogel's Last Stand''), even in 2012 many questions about what exactly happened in this six-year span between ''Alpha Team RPG'' and ''Dino Attack RPG'' remain unanswered.

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* CrypticBackgroundReference: Dino Attack RPG takes place in 2010 and was first started in 2005. Since the details of what would happen over the next five years (in both official LEGO story and in Website/{{BZPower}} LEGO RPG story) could not be predicted, [=PeabodySam=] seized the opportunity to make Cryptic Background References regarding the fates of his ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' characters, such as the death of Rebel Drone and the mysterious disappearance of Frozeen. Although some of this background information was intended to be explained by a later Alpha Team RPG (likely ''Ogel's Last Stand''), even in 2012 many questions about what exactly happened in this six-year span between ''Alpha Team RPG'' and ''Dino Attack RPG'' remain unanswered.



* DerivativeDifferentiation: ''Dino Attack RPG'' started off as [[FollowTheLeader a near-clone of]] ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' [[RecycledInSpace recycled in]] Toys/LEGODinoAttack, but eventually adopted its own unique style starting with the introduction of the StoryArc formula.

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* DerivativeDifferentiation: ''Dino Attack RPG'' started off as [[FollowTheLeader a near-clone of]] ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' [[RecycledInSpace recycled in]] Toys/LEGODinoAttack, but eventually adopted its own unique style starting with the introduction of the StoryArc formula.



** The exact nature of the mysterious voice that Frozeen heard upon death is unclear, but it originated from ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' as a DeusExMachina created by Kotua in Space to restore Kotua's Minifig body through death and revival. It was again used as a Deus Ex Machina to restore Frozeen's Minifig body, and its true nature has not been revealed beyond that which Kotua in Space created (aside from a NeverHeardThatOneBefore moment). Aside from this one example (which was in fact intended to strip Frozeen of his G.E. Body and thus reduce his strength), [=PeabodySam=] does not wish to have this feature reappear in ''Dino Attack RPG'', especially due to its ability to be easily abused (Databoard and Kotua were frequently revived as such in the ''Alpha Team RPG'').

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** The exact nature of the mysterious voice that Frozeen heard upon death is unclear, but it originated from ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' as a DeusExMachina created by Kotua in Space to restore Kotua's Minifig body through death and revival. It was again used as a Deus Ex Machina to restore Frozeen's Minifig body, and its true nature has not been revealed beyond that which Kotua in Space created (aside from a NeverHeardThatOneBefore moment). Aside from this one example (which was in fact intended to strip Frozeen of his G.E. Body and thus reduce his strength), [=PeabodySam=] does not wish to have this feature reappear in ''Dino Attack RPG'', especially due to its ability to be easily abused (Databoard and Kotua were frequently revived as such in the ''Alpha Team RPG'').



* DolledUpInstallment: When ''Dino Attack RPG'' first began, it was basically ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' [[RecycledInSpace in a Dino Attack setting]]. Much of the original expository post was copied from the ''Alpha Team RPG'', and many members of that time were originally members of the ''Alpha Team RPG''.

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* DolledUpInstallment: When ''Dino Attack RPG'' first began, it was basically ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' [[RecycledInSpace in a Dino Attack setting]]. Much of the original expository post was copied from the ''Alpha Team RPG'', and many members of that time were originally members of the ''Alpha Team RPG''.



* FollowTheLeader: ''Dino Attack RPG'' itself is an example, following the footsteps of ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''. Rather interestingly, most later LEGO [=RPGs=] ended up following ''Dino Attack RPG'''s example. This makes ''Dino Attack RPG'' a follower that eventually became a leader.

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* FollowTheLeader: ''Dino Attack RPG'' itself is an example, following the footsteps of ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''.''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG''. Rather interestingly, most later LEGO [=RPGs=] ended up following ''Dino Attack RPG'''s example. This makes ''Dino Attack RPG'' a follower that eventually became a leader.
25th Nov '14 2:31:54 PM PeabodySam
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** The comm chatter mentions Condr, Mutant Vinscale Octomus, [=ShadowTech=], the Raptors gang, a train that still runs, and rotten eggs in the Res-Q Station, which are all elements from the early days of ''Dino Attack RPG''. The comm chatter also features a Dino Attack agent who [[StopHavingFunGuys tells other agents to stop making references]] prompting another Dino Attack agent to respond with a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' quote, just like a similar discussion that took place during the FinalBattle's comm chatter.

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** The [[invoked]]The comm chatter mentions Condr, Mutant Vinscale Octomus, [=ShadowTech=], the Raptors gang, a train that still runs, and rotten eggs in the Res-Q Station, which are all elements from the early days of ''Dino Attack RPG''. The comm chatter also features a Dino Attack agent who [[StopHavingFunGuys tells other agents to stop making references]] prompting another Dino Attack agent to respond with a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' quote, just like a similar discussion that took place during the FinalBattle's comm chatter.
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