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* AccidentalMisnaming:
** Semick once referred to Sam Throramebi as "Thornabi". In fact, Sam's bitterness about this suggests that people often mispronounce his last name.
** Donnie couldn't remember Dietrich Luzwheit's name. When he tried to tell Walter about it, he ended up saying "Ludwig" (a fairly common German first name, made famous by Ludwig Van Beethoven), "Luftwaffe" (the name given to the German air force during World War II) and "Luxan" (an alien species from the TV show ''Series/{{Farscape}}'').
** Greybeard mispronounced Anubis's name as "Arubis", subtly referencing a typo that [=PeabodySam=] made when first introducing the character.
** Sam Sinister could not remember Paulie Gonepus's given name and instead called him various made-up names such as "Penta", "Hexa", and "Octo".



** Both Sarah Bishop and Helen Rutherford were worried sick about their children being out on the battlefield. Unfortunately, Kate is bullied by [[ColonelKilgore Rotor]] while Scout is killed by [[spoiler:[[TheMole Ata]]]].

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** Both Sarah Bishop and Helen Rutherford were worried sick about their children being out on the battlefield. Unfortunately, Kate is bullied by [[ColonelKilgore Rotor]] while Scout is killed by [[spoiler:[[TheMole Ata]]]].TheMole.



** Not quite, but it is worth noting that, out of four figures from the FictionalCountry of Barron (which is essentially a representation of stereotypical Germany), three are villains and one is a MadDoctor. Additionally, Kuru met a German scientist working for XERRD.

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** Not quite, but it is worth noting that, out of four figures from the FictionalCountry of Barron (which is essentially a representation of stereotypical Germany), three are villains and one is a MadDoctor. MadDoctor.
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Additionally, Kuru met a German scientist working for XERRD.



* AlternateTimeline: The Future Villains created an alternate timeline by going back in time and changing the past, with the point of divergence being the early Dino Attack when they joined forces with their past selves.

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* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: All of Enter Fishstick's characters (Zyra, Zorikk, and Zzerz) have names that begin with the letter Z.
* AlternateTimeline: The Future Villains FUTURE created an alternate timeline by going back in time and changing the past, with the point of divergence being the early Dino Attack when they joined forces with their past selves.



* AlwaysAccurateAttack: Most of the team has invoked this concept at some point.
** Subverted twice by Lance Williams. The first time he attempted to fire and Loop while he was jumping out of a helicopter, only causing minor damage. Later on he tried to fire at two "Stromlings" (in actuality Clint Wayne and Kate Bishop) but somehow managed to avoid hitting either of them despite using a machine gun.



* AmbiguousGender: In a reference to [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 his inspiration]], some characters argued about [[{{Pyromaniac}} Pyro's]] gender. Officially, Pyro was said by [=PeabodySam=] to be a man... until the suit was removed by Atton Rand and [[SamusIsAGirl Pyro was revealed to be a woman]]. And then, because Pyro was NotAsYouKnowThem, this was {{Retcon}}ned so that Pyro was male all along and the female Pyro was actually an imposter.

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* AmbiguousGender: In a reference to [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 his inspiration]], some characters argued about [[{{Pyromaniac}} Pyro's]] Pyro's gender. Officially, Pyro was said by [=PeabodySam=] to be a man... until the suit was removed by Atton Rand and [[SamusIsAGirl Pyro was revealed to be a woman]]. And then, because Pyro was NotAsYouKnowThem, this was {{Retcon}}ned so that Pyro was male all along and the female Pyro was actually an imposter.



* AprilFoolsDay: ''Dino Attack RPG'' has observed three April Fools' Days, starting in 2010. In 2010, [[HostileShowTakeover Dr. Rex hacked the Dino Attack RPG Wiki and changed into a XERRD propaganda website]]. In 2011, playing off players' expectations of Dr. Rex returning to the wiki, [=PeabodySam=]'s IC post contained a [[EasterEgg hidden message]] from Dr. Rex himself. In 2012, [=PeabodySam=] released a list of spoilers that [[RunningGag most frequently]] involved [[OverlyLongGag characters slipping on a banana peel and having a heart attack while sipping a cup of tea]].
* AreTheseWiresImportant: Little Bot managed to cut the ''[[CoolAirship Voltage]]'''s power by cutting a few wires.

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* AprilFoolsDay: ''Dino Attack RPG'' has observed three multiple April Fools' Days, starting in 2010. 2010.
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In 2010, [[HostileShowTakeover Dr. Rex hacked the Dino Attack RPG Wiki and changed into a XERRD propaganda website]]. website]].
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In 2011, playing off players' expectations of Dr. Rex returning to the wiki, [=PeabodySam=]'s IC post contained a [[EasterEgg hidden message]] from Dr. Rex himself. The hidden message simply informed readers that there was no hidden message.
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In 2012, [=PeabodySam=] released a list of spoilers that [[RunningGag most frequently]] involved [[OverlyLongGag characters slipping on a banana peel and having a heart attack while sipping a cup of tea]].
** In 2015, Mustache Maniacs Film Co. [[http://mustachemaniacpressroom.blogspot.com/2015/04/an-epic-new-film-arrives-as-another-is.html announced]] a movie adaptation of ''Dino Attack RPG''.
** In 2016, the Dino Attack OST mix "The End of All Things" was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ-Fp04bWF4 reuploaded]] with most of the music tracks (regardless of mood or context) replaced with [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII "Guile's Theme"]], because [[MemeticMutation "Guile's Theme" goes with everything]].
** In 2017, ''Dino Attack: Legacy'' was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycBnDlr8lXM reuploaded]] with nearly all minifig characters replaced with Kevin "Knuckles" Kabrinsky. This reupload was titled ''Dino Attack: Legacy [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles and Knuckles]]''. ''Dino Attack RPG'' was also featured in [[http://mustachemaniacpressroom.blogspot.com/2017/04/mustache-maniacs-film-cos-movies-are.html Mustache Maniacs Film Co.'s own April Fools' Day joke]], which advertised a ''Toys/LEGODimensions'' fun pack starring Zachary Virchaus.
* AreTheseWiresImportant: Little Bot managed to cut the ''[[CoolAirship Voltage]]'''s ''Voltage'''s power by cutting a few wires.



* AuthorAvatar: Players often (but not always) model their primary characters after themselves. A classic example would be the characters Canama and Cookieo, who were clearly [[AuthorAvatar Author Avatars]] of their respective players.

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* AuthorAvatar: Players often (but not always) model their primary characters after themselves. themselves.
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A classic example would be the characters Canama and Cookieo, who were clearly [[AuthorAvatar Author Avatars]] avatars of their respective players.players, even sharing their [=BZPower=] usernames.



*** 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 [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]].



** [[ChekhovMIA After being M.I.A. for six years, seven months, and seven days (real-time)]], [[spoiler:Trouble]] finally made his long-anticipated return... [[spoiler:and got killed by Glados.]]

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** [[ChekhovMIA After being M.I.A. for six years, seven months, and seven days (real-time)]], [[spoiler:Trouble]] finally made his long-anticipated return... [[spoiler:and and got killed by Michelle Glados.]]



** [[BigBad Dr. Rex]], especially just before the final battle, was well-acknowledged as mad by his fellow XERRD scientists, but ruled over them through fear. He showed little regard for their safety and saw their suggestions as treason. He refused to acknowledge [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Baron Typhonus's]] involvement in the Dino Attack]], forcing his fellow scientists to continue their work.

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** [[BigBad Dr. Rex]], Rex, especially just before the final battle, was well-acknowledged as mad by his fellow XERRD scientists, but ruled over them through fear. He showed little regard for their safety and saw their suggestions of surrendering as treason. He refused to acknowledge [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Baron Typhonus's]] [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus's involvement in the Dino Attack]], forcing his fellow scientists to continue their work.



* BadassBystander: Ben Gunn during [[spoiler:[[TheMole Ata's]]]] attempted escape.

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* BadassBystander: Ben Gunn during [[spoiler:[[TheMole Ata's]]]] [[spoiler:Ata's]] attempted escape.



* BadassMustache: Marco Martinet, thanks to his [[SuperMarioBros inspiration]].

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* BadassMustache: Marco Martinet, thanks to his [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros inspiration]].



* BagOfHolding:
** Spy sometimes carries around a briefcase containing the clothes of various Dino Attack agents and allies so that he can disguise himself. Imagine having to pack that thing.
** In one of Kat's earliest appearances, she pulled a bag of styrofoam packing peanuts seemingly out of nowhere while making an improvised firebomb.



* BaitAndSwitch: XERRD succeeded in pulling off a BaitAndSwitch against Dino Attack Team ''[[RuleOfThree thrice]]''. First, Dr. Rex lured the Dino Attack Team into Quadrant 14 of the [[UndergroundLevel Goo Caverns]] with the promise of looking for a powerful weapon, where they were instead ambushed by a Mutant Dino army. Second, Paulie Gonepus led the Dino Attack Team to the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins, tricking them into thinking that it was the Maelstrom Temple, only for them to eventually discover that it was merely a RedHerring. Third, a random Mutant T-Rex in silver armor was at the front lines of XERRD's Mutant Dino army, and everyone naturally assumed that it was Dr. Rex, while the real Dr. Rex was leading some Mutant Dinos through the subway system and sneaking past Dino Attack Team's front lines.

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* BaitAndSwitch: XERRD succeeded in pulling off a BaitAndSwitch against Dino Attack Team ''[[RuleOfThree thrice]]''. thrice]]''.
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First, Dr. Rex lured the Dino Attack Team into Quadrant 14 of the [[UndergroundLevel Goo Caverns]] Caverns with the promise of looking for a powerful weapon, where they were instead ambushed by a Mutant Dino army. army.
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Second, Paulie Gonepus led the Dino Attack Team to the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins, tricking them into thinking that it was the Maelstrom Temple, only for them to eventually discover that it was merely a RedHerring. RedHerring.
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Third, a random Mutant T-Rex in silver armor was at the front lines of XERRD's Mutant Dino army, and everyone naturally assumed that it was Dr. Rex, while the real Dr. Rex was leading some Mutant Dinos through the subway system and sneaking past Dino Attack Team's front lines.



* BagOfHolding:
** Spy sometimes carries around a briefcase containing the clothes of various Dino Attack agents and allies so that he can disguise himself. Imagine having to pack that thing.
** In one of Kat's earliest appearances, she pulled a bag of styrofoam packing peanuts seemingly out of nowhere while making an improvised firebomb.



* BalefulPolymorph: Mutant Dino Serum (as well as similar means, such as the Shadows' technology) transforms Dino Attack agents into Mutant Dinos. In the process, the agents usually lose their humanity and start attacking their teammates, while themselves becoming the target of other Dino Attack agents who think they're normal Mutant Dinos.



** Dr. Rex and [[spoiler:[[TheMole Attila Hunstman]]]] collaborated on a BatmanGambit to leak information on a secret Antarctica mission through their android, Cam O'Cozy, to stir distrust and animosity between realists and idealists.
** Sam Sinister actually engineered a minor BatmanGambit, counting on the personalities of those involved, to ensure that he [[spoiler:saved the alpha female T-Rex from Paulie Gonepus]] by sending Mr. Cunningham to hunt her.]]

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** Dr. Rex and [[spoiler:[[TheMole Attila Hunstman]]]] TheMole collaborated on a BatmanGambit to leak information on a secret Antarctica mission through their android, Cam O'Cozy, to stir distrust and animosity between realists and idealists.
** Sam Sinister actually engineered a minor BatmanGambit, counting on the personalities of those involved, to ensure that he [[spoiler:saved the alpha female T-Rex from Paulie Gonepus]] by sending Mr. Cunningham to hunt her.]]



* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the cases of Talia Kaahs and Holly Vinyaya, both of whom received some nasty scars across their faces.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] {{Subverted|Trope}} in the cases of Talia Kaahs and Holly Vinyaya, both of whom received some nasty scars across their faces.



** Katerina Schattenberg closed off most of her mind and memories in order to keep Cane from realizing she had survived as Kat.
*** And then this turned into a slight [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] when it was revealed that the mask that she became became a separate entity.

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** Katerina Schattenberg closed off most of her mind and memories in order to keep Cane from realizing she had survived as Kat.
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Kat. And then this turned into a slight [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] when it was revealed that the mask "mask that she became became became" had actually become a separate entity.



** In the [[UndergroundLevel Goo Caverns]], when Rex was held prisoner in an abandoned Ogel outpost and about to watch the Brickspider Bot kill Ben Gunn, General and Shock barge in with their Ogel Drilling Vehicle and save the day.

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** In the [[UndergroundLevel Goo Caverns]], Caverns, when Rex was held prisoner in an abandoned Ogel outpost and about to watch the Brickspider Bot kill Ben Gunn, General and Shock barge in with their Ogel Drilling Vehicle and save the day.



*** Dr. Dunkelheit was a Dino Attack nurse. Anyone who speaks German would know that "dunkelheit" is German for "darkness", spoiling the fact that she was actually a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Stromling Agent]] in disguise.

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*** Dr. Dunkelheit was a Dino Attack nurse. Anyone who speaks German would know that "dunkelheit" is German for "darkness", spoiling the fact that she was actually a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Stromling Agent]] Agent in disguise.



** The [[SuperMarioBros Dr. Mario/Super Mario]] CaptainErsatz is from Madarch City. "Madarch" is a Welsh word for "mushrooms".

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** The [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Dr. Mario/Super Mario]] CaptainErsatz is from Madarch City. "Madarch" is a Welsh word for "mushrooms".



** [[BigBad Dr. Rex]], [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus]], and the [[PrehistoricMonster Mutant Dinos]] were finally defeated, but at the cost of the lives of [[spoiler:Rex, General, Semick]], and many others. However, a lot of emphasis is put on the "sweet" aspect of "bittersweet", such as it being said that their deaths should not be mourned but instead celebrated, to prevent this from sounding like a DownerEnding.

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** [[BigBad Dr. Rex]], [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus]], and the [[PrehistoricMonster Mutant Dinos]] Dinos were finally defeated, but at the cost of the lives of [[spoiler:Rex, General, Semick]], and many others. However, a lot of emphasis is put on the "sweet" aspect of "bittersweet", such as it being said that their deaths should not be mourned but instead celebrated, to prevent this from sounding like a DownerEnding.



** Elizabeth's story about how she totally did ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not]]'' hijack an [[TankGoodness Iron Predator]] and cargo ship in order to get to LEGO Island.

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** Elizabeth's story about how she totally did ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not]]'' hijack an [[TankGoodness Iron Predator]] Predator and cargo ship in order to get to LEGO Island.



* BlindWithoutEm: Zach's field of vision is extremely limited without glasses.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] while Zach was a Stromling. The Maelstrom presumably improved his eyesight, defeating the purpose of glasses.

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* BlindWithoutEm: BlindWithoutEm:
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Zach's field of vision is extremely limited without glasses.
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glasses. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] while Zach was a Stromling. The Maelstrom presumably improved his eyesight, defeating the purpose of glasses.
** In his old age, Finister has poor eyesight and can barely see without his
glasses.



** Mutant T-Rexes that have been mutated beyond their normal capabilities tend to use this trope. For example, both Tex and Crunchbite, who were mutated by Green Goo exposure, and [[BigBad Dr. Rex]], who was possessed by the Maelstrom.

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** Mutant T-Rexes that have been mutated beyond their normal capabilities tend to use this trope. For example, both Tex and Crunchbite, who were mutated by Green Goo exposure, and [[BigBad Dr. Rex]], Rex, who was possessed [[spoiler:possessed by the Maelstrom.Maelstrom]].



** Pterisa's lightning bolt barely even hurt [[spoiler:the Darkitect]], and was more akin to [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Flipping Off Cthulhu]] than [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punching Out Cthulhu]]. [[spoiler:The Darkitect responded by knocking off her helmet, causing Pterisa to suffer a HeroicBSOD.]]
** The team did eventually expel the Maelstrom from the planet, but much like [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] it is still very much alive and could come again. Additionally, [[AnyoneCanDie half the cast died]] in the process of achieving that temporary victory, as well as the fact that Kate, Sam Race, Sarah Bishop, and untold numbers of other survivors were severely traumatized by the experience.

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** Pterisa's lightning bolt barely even hurt [[spoiler:the Darkitect]], and was more akin to [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Flipping Off Cthulhu]] than [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punching Out Cthulhu]]. [[spoiler:The Darkitect Darkitect]] responded by knocking off her helmet, causing Pterisa to suffer a HeroicBSOD.]]
HeroicBSOD.
** The team did eventually expel the Maelstrom from the planet, but much like [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] it is still very much alive and could come again. Additionally, [[AnyoneCanDie half the cast died]] in the process of achieving that temporary victory, as well as the fact that Kate, Sam Race, Sarah Bishop, and untold numbers of other survivors were severely traumatized by the experience.



* BuryYourGays:
** Samantha Orange died before ''Dino Attack RPG'' even began.
** Averted by her girlfriend, however. Andrea Jackson and Maria made it through the war okay, even if they only got together at the very end.

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* BuryYourGays:
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BuryYourGays: Samantha Orange died before ''Dino Attack RPG'' even began.
** Averted by her girlfriend, however. Andrea Jackson and Maria made it through the war okay, even if they only got together at the very end.
began.



* ButYourWingsAreBeautiful: Although Pterisa is very insecure about her appearance, numerous Dino Attack agents have comforted her. Specifically, Dr. Cyborg invoked this trope and Rex even referred to it by name.



* ChessMotifs: A few of them surrounding, [[SarcasmMode you'd never believe this]], [[spoiler:the false]] Wallace ''Bishop''. Especially in the way that [[spoiler:his messages were contained within chess pieces]] and his declaration that, sometimes, "the bishop must be sacrificed" to win.

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* ChessMotifs: A few of them surrounding, [[SarcasmMode you'd never believe this]], surrounding [[spoiler:the false]] Wallace ''Bishop''. Especially in the way that [[spoiler:his messages were contained within chess pieces]] and his declaration that, sometimes, "the bishop must be sacrificed" to win.



** In the early days of ''Dino Attack 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]].

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** In the early days of ''Dino Attack RPG'', there were numerous players whose primary characters were ChildSoldiers as young as 9 7 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]].



* {{Claustrophobia}}: Implied to be the case with A.J. Orange, explaining why she suffers from hallucinations when wearing [[{{Pyromaniac}} her father's]] gas mask.

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* {{Claustrophobia}}: Implied to be the case with A.J. Orange, explaining why she suffers from hallucinations when wearing [[{{Pyromaniac}} her father's]] father's gas mask.



** Ben Gunn, who was suffering from senility during his time in the [[UndergroundLevel Goo Caverns]].

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** Ben Gunn, who was suffering from senility during his time in the [[UndergroundLevel Goo Caverns]].Caverns.



** A possible explanation regarding the notable difference in strength between [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Stromling Agents and Stromling Explorers]]. There are rarely more than one or two Stromling Agents on-screen at a time, and they prove very hard to defeat. Stromling Explorers almost always act as a group, leaving them as nothing more than CannonFodder.
** Even noticeable with common [[PrehistoricMonster Mutant Dinos]]. Compare how hard it is to kill one [[RaptorAttack Mutant Raptor]] versus an entire pack of Mutant Raptors.

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** A possible explanation regarding the notable difference in strength between [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Stromling Agents and Stromling Explorers]].Explorers. There are rarely more than one or two Stromling Agents on-screen at a time, and they prove very hard to defeat. Stromling Explorers almost always act as a group, leaving them as nothing more than CannonFodder.
** Even noticeable with common [[PrehistoricMonster Mutant Dinos]]. Dinos. Compare how hard it is to kill one [[RaptorAttack Mutant Raptor]] Raptor versus an entire pack of Mutant Raptors.



* CoolOldGuy: Solomon is in his eighties. General, Ben Gunn, and Frank Einstein are in their late seventies. Greybeard is supposedly older than everyone else, as part of a running joke.[[note]]According to WordOfGod, Greybeard is at least ninety years old.[[/note]]

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* CoolOldGuy: CoolOldGuy:
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Solomon is in his eighties. eighties.
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General, Ben Gunn, and Frank Einstein are in their late seventies. seventies.
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Greybeard is supposedly older than everyone else, as part of a running joke.[[note]]According to WordOfGod, Word Of God, Greybeard is at least ninety years old.[[/note]]



** In an example of EvilVersusEvil, three of the LEGO villains who allied with Dino Attack Team (Evil Ogel, Sam Sinister, and Lord Vladek) had counterparts who allied with XERRD (Dr. Inferno, Senor Palomar, and Willa the Witch).



* FollowTheLeader: ''Dino Attack RPG'' itself is an example, following the footsteps of ''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.


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* FreakinessShame: Although Pterisa is very insecure about her appearance, numerous Dino Attack agents have comforted her. Specifically, Dr. Cyborg invoked this trope and Rex even referred to it by its former name, "But Your Wings Are Beautiful".


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** This happens as the result of Mutant Dino Serum (or other similar means) [[BalefulPolymorph transforming Dino Attack agents into Mutant Dinos]]. Their fellow Dino Attack agents might mistake them for a normal Mutant Dino and fire upon them or capture them (the latter happened to Zorikk after he was turned into a Mutant T-Rex). The Shadows deliberately invoked this in their plan to wipe out Dino Attack Team by turning Dino Attack agents into Mutant Dinos.
25th Mar '17 8:59:01 PM PeabodySam
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: In an effort to get rid of [[LEGOIsland Enter and Return]], David gave them some money to go about getting their desired items. Enter and Return somehow managed to go to a store, buy a fishing pole, go the harbor, catch a shark, and then return to the hospital in about 30 seconds.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: In an effort to get rid of [[LEGOIsland Enter and Return]], Return, David gave them some money to go about getting their desired items. Enter and Return somehow managed to go to a store, buy a fishing pole, go the harbor, catch a shark, and then return to the hospital in about 30 seconds.



* BlindIdiotTranslation: Yes, "von" is the German word for "of", but in the context of a title like "[[LEGOAdventurers Baron von Barron]]", it does not mean "Baron of Barron". "Baron von Barron" refers to a baron whose name is Barron, not a baron of a place called Barron. However, seeing as Sam's surname is definitely Sinister, since it is also his sister Alexia's maiden name, this "Blind Idiot" Translation was done [[InvokedTrope intentionally]] as a means to canonize both names for the character. And, seeing as Barron is essentially "[[{{Expy}} not-Germany]]", it might make some sense that some German words do not mean ''quite'' the same thing in Barron, meaning that "Baron von Barron" might mean "Baron of Barron" in Barron.

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: Yes, "von" is the German word for "of", but in the context of a title like "[[LEGOAdventurers Baron "Baron von Barron]]", Barron", it does not mean "Baron of Barron". "Baron von Barron" refers to a baron whose name is Barron, not a baron of a place called Barron. However, seeing as Sam's surname is definitely Sinister, since it is also his sister Alexia's maiden name, this "Blind Idiot" Translation was done [[InvokedTrope intentionally]] as a means to canonize both names for the character. And, seeing as Barron is essentially "[[{{Expy}} not-Germany]]", it might make some sense that some German words do not mean ''quite'' the same thing in Barron, meaning that "Baron von Barron" might mean "Baron of Barron" in Barron.



* DeconReconSwitch: Placing the [[CloudCuckooLander zany]] paramedics [[LEGOIsland Enter and Return]] in the Dino Attack Hospital Wing, where more realistic doctors like Alan Pierce work, resulted in them constantly being called out on their questionable procedures that would never be allowed in a real hospital. However, this {{Deconstruction}} was ultimately [[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructed]], as it turned out that Enter and Return's methods, however zany, are still proven to work quite effectively.

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* DeconReconSwitch: Placing the [[CloudCuckooLander zany]] paramedics [[LEGOIsland [[VideoGame/LEGOIsland Enter and Return]] in the Dino Attack Hospital Wing, where more realistic doctors like Alan Pierce work, resulted in them constantly being called out on their questionable procedures that would never be allowed in a real hospital. However, this {{Deconstruction}} was ultimately [[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructed]], as it turned out that Enter and Return's methods, however zany, are still proven to work quite effectively.
19th Mar '17 3:43:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* AuthorFilibuster: Although exaggerated either for storytelling or for humorous purposes, many of the things that in-universe characters complain about, such as the LEGOPowerMiners color scheme or the quality of modern music, is just an excuse for their writers to complain about something they don't like.

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* AuthorFilibuster: Although exaggerated either for storytelling or for humorous purposes, many of the things that in-universe characters complain about, such as the LEGOPowerMiners Toys/LEGOPowerMiners color scheme or the quality of modern music, is just an excuse for their writers to complain about something they don't like.
20th Feb '17 11:43:46 AM PeabodySam
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* DisposablePilot: Fate and Lucky, the ironically-named pilots of the ''Renaissance''. They were both killed when it crashed while Hertz, who was merely a passenger, survived.



* ElectricTorture: The torture of Little Bot in Villains Headquarters.

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* ElectricTorture: The torture of This is how Little Bot was tortured in Villains Headquarters.Headquarters.
* EliteFour:
** During the penultimate StoryArc, XERRD was primarily represented by four of the organization's highest-ranking scientists: Wallace Bishop, Michelle Glados, Walter Breen, and Zed Provhezor.
** There were also four main villains in the final battle: Dr. Rex, Dr. Inferno, Willa the Witch, and [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus]].



* FinishingStomp: Dr. Rex finished off [[spoiler:General]] during the final battle by crushing him underfoot.



* FourIsDeath: that guy from that show likes to use the number four and Lutsky drew the four of clubs in Dust's card trick. Imaginary Dust explained that the four of clubs is one of the most ominous cards becuse it is sometimes called "the devil's bedstead".

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* FourIsDeath: FourIsDeath:
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that guy from that show likes to use the number four and Lutsky drew the four of clubs in Dust's card trick. Imaginary Dust explained that the four of clubs is one of the most ominous cards becuse it is sometimes called "the devil's bedstead".bedstead".
** ''Time and Place'', a short story with death as a central theme, opens with Anubis waking up at 4:04 AM.
9th Jan '17 8:14:21 AM PeabodySam
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** And then Swerve was an Ogel Drone.

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** And then Swerve [[spoiler:Swerve]] was an Ogel Drone.Drone.
* AndThisIsFor: Near the end of the final battle, the comm chatter calls out a bunch of things that this is for, including (but not limited to) fallen friends, a year of misery, the whole world, everything, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a ruined family reunion]].



* {{Animorphism}}: The effects of Mutant Dino serum.

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* {{Animorphism}}: The effects effect of Mutant Dino serum.serum is transforming minifigs into Mutant Dinos, usually against their will.



* TheArtifact: Various elements of the early RPG, including but not limited to Rex's true identity and Frozeen's G.E. Body, stick out like a sore thumb in later canon (hence why the Dino Island Lab story arc nullified both of those aforementioned examples) but were so integral to the story that they couldn't simply be declared non-canon like a lot of other EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.

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* TheArtifact: TheArtifact:
**
Various elements of the early RPG, including but not limited to Rex's true identity and Frozeen's G.E. Body, stick out like a sore thumb in later canon (hence why the Dino Island Lab story arc nullified both of those aforementioned examples) but were so integral to the story that they couldn't simply be declared non-canon like a lot of other EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.
** The term "agent", used in reference to Dino Attack soldiers. This is an Artifact of early fan speculation on Toys/LEGODinoAttack being a continuation of Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam (not helped by the fact that Mission Deep Freeze minifig faces were used as substitutes for Specs, Digger, Shadow, and Viper when the sets were revealed at Toy Fair 2005). Once official story details were published through LEGO's website and magazine, it would become clearer that Dino Attack and Alpha Team were unrelated, and it simply no longer made sense that the militaristic Dino Attack Team would refer to its members with the same designation as the Alpha Team secret intelligence agency. However, by this point, the term "Dino Attack agent" had become so well-used and familiar to RPG players that nobody bothered to stop using it, so it stuck around even though it didn't make sense.



** Redshirt was just, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well]], a RedShirt in the original RPG, and he was killed off mere sentences after being introduced. He got considerably more screentime in ''The Madness of Agent Zero'', in which he was the leader of the mission to LEGO Studios.

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** Redshirt Anubis was just, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well]], a minor RedShirt in the original RPG, and he was killed off mere sentences after who accidentally survived being introduced. killed. He got considerably more screentime received ADayInTheLimelight in ''Time and Place'', which provided some much-needed characterization.
** ''First Assignment'',
''The Madness of Agent Zero'', and ''Time and Place'' fleshed out several unimportant extras, such as Walker, Lisa, Redshirt, Fate, and Belle, giving them much more screentime than they had in which he was the leader of the mission to LEGO Studios.original RPG.



** Elizabeth's story about how she totally did ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not]]'' hijack an [[TankGoodness Iron Predator]] and cargo ship in order to get to LEGOIsland.

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** Elizabeth's story about how she totally did ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not]]'' hijack an [[TankGoodness Iron Predator]] and cargo ship in order to get to LEGOIsland.LEGO Island.



** French Fries was specifically brought back to serve such a role (so that players could get back at him for all the trouble he put them through in the LEGOIsland arc, [[GoneHorriblyRight though Atton Rand didn't expect it to be quite as... brutal as his comeuppance ended up being]]).

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** French Fries was specifically brought back to serve such a role (so that players could get back at him for all the trouble he put them through in the LEGOIsland LEGO Island arc, [[GoneHorriblyRight though Atton Rand didn't expect it to be quite as... brutal as his comeuppance ended up being]]).



** Elizabeth claimed she could drive an [[TankGoodness Iron Predator]] because she once tried to steal one, referencing her rather controversial theft of an Iron Predator in order to get to LEGOCity harbor early in the LEGOIsland arc.

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** Elizabeth claimed she could drive an [[TankGoodness Iron Predator]] because she once tried to steal one, referencing her rather controversial theft of an Iron Predator in order to get to LEGOCity LEGO City harbor early in the LEGOIsland LEGO Island arc.



** ''Time and Place'' features early appearances by Belle, Colonel, Dallas, Elfman, and Fate, who were all introduced in ''At War's End''.



** [[Franchise/RockRaiders Axle]] had a notable role in the RPG as a member of the Dino Attack Team, something nobody seems to remember anymore.

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** [[Franchise/RockRaiders [[Toys/RockRaiders Axle]] had a notable role in the RPG as a member of the Dino Attack Team, something nobody seems to remember anymore.



* DancePartyEnding: The various parties across the LEGO Planet after the Dino Attack war ended, most notably the celebration on LEGOIsland.

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* DancePartyEnding: The various parties across the LEGO Planet after the Dino Attack war ended, most notably the celebration on LEGOIsland.LEGO Island.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Many of Atton Rand's first posts in ''At War's End'' were written from the perspective of the staff of Outpost 4, showing their reactions to the mutant dinos' attack on the Rear Guard camp. His primary character Zenna was reduced to little more than one or two passing mentions.
* DeaderThanDisco: In-universe; how [[{{Troll}} Grease]] views [[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] and [[Franchise/RockRaiders Rock Raiders]].

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* ADayInTheLimelight: ADayInTheLimelight:
**
Many of Atton Rand's first posts in ''At War's End'' were written from the perspective of the staff of Outpost 4, showing their reactions to the mutant dinos' attack on the Rear Guard camp. His primary character Zenna was reduced to little more than one or two passing mentions.
** The short stories ''The Huntsman'' and ''Time and Place'' serve this purpose for Ata and Anubis, respectively.
* DeaderThanDisco: In-universe; how [[{{Troll}} Grease]] views [[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] and [[Franchise/RockRaiders [[Toys/RockRaiders Rock Raiders]].



* DefectingForLove: Covert, who started as Magma's arch-nemesis and, after [[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] and [[LEGOAgents Agents]] joined forces in the Dino Attack, ultimately fell in love with him.

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* DefectingForLove: Covert, who started as Magma's arch-nemesis and, after [[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] and [[LEGOAgents [[Toys/LEGOAgents Agents]] joined forces in the Dino Attack, ultimately fell in love with him.



** It can seem strange reading Atton Rand's early posts, which at best were a rough summary of what was happening, full of contrived coincidences and artistic license in medicine (with his characters repeatedly suffering absurd injuries and recovering quickly) along with his three characters- Zenna, Axle, and Elizabeth- compared to his numerous [=NPCs=] now. Also his depiction in the LEGOIsland arc of a very clear cut "[[{{Demonization}} realists are evil]]" ideology is noticeably different from his more recent posts, which are more morally gray and tend to be somewhat grounded in reality whenever possible.

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** It can seem strange reading Atton Rand's early posts, which at best were a rough summary of what was happening, full of contrived coincidences and artistic license in medicine (with his characters repeatedly suffering absurd injuries and recovering quickly) along with his three characters- Zenna, Axle, and Elizabeth- compared to his numerous [=NPCs=] now. Also his depiction in the LEGOIsland LEGO Island arc of a very clear cut "[[{{Demonization}} realists are evil]]" ideology is noticeably different from his more recent posts, which are more morally gray and tend to be somewhat grounded in reality whenever possible.
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* DeaderThanDisco: In-universe; how [[{{Troll}} Grease]] views [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] and [[Franchise/RockRaiders Rock Raiders]].

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* DeaderThanDisco: In-universe; how [[{{Troll}} Grease]] views [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam [[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] and [[Franchise/RockRaiders Rock Raiders]].



* DefectingForLove: Covert, who started as Magma's arch-nemesis and, after [[LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] and [[LEGOAgents Agents]] joined forces in the Dino Attack, ultimately fell in love with him.

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* DefectingForLove: Covert, who started as Magma's arch-nemesis and, after [[LEGOAlphaTeam [[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] and [[LEGOAgents Agents]] joined forces in the Dino Attack, ultimately fell in love with him.



* FailureKnight: Libo bears several qualities of a FailureKnight. Due to hubris, his entire organization was decimated by Ogel's forces, forcing Libo to advocate for a replacement organization ([[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]]). As Little Bot, he worked from behind-the-scenes in Ogel's bases to ensure that Alpha Team would succeed where his own organization had failed.

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* FailureKnight: Libo bears several qualities of a FailureKnight. Due to hubris, his entire organization was decimated by Ogel's forces, forcing Libo to advocate for a replacement organization ([[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam ([[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]]). As Little Bot, he worked from behind-the-scenes in Ogel's bases to ensure that Alpha Team would succeed where his own organization had failed.
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** Most XERRD scientists are CaptainErsatz versions of science-oriented characters from various forms of media, ranging from Dr. Wily from ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' to GLaDOS from ''Videogame/{{Portal}}''; from Professor Elvin Gadd of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' to Ze Professor from ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''; from Dr. O'Brien of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' to Dr. Insano of ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment''.

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** Most XERRD scientists are CaptainErsatz versions of science-oriented characters from various forms of media, ranging from Dr. Wily from ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' to GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] from ''Videogame/{{Portal}}''; from Professor Elvin Gadd of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' to Ze Professor from ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''; from Dr. O'Brien of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' to Dr. Insano of ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment''.
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The sewage tunnel that leads to Dinosaur Island.



** ActionMom: Sarah Bishop.
** DarkActionGirl: Silencia Venomosa.

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** * ActionMom: Sarah Bishop.
** DarkActionGirl: Silencia Venomosa.
Bishop.



* AlienTropes: With the presence of Dino Aliens and [[LEGOLifeOnMars a Martian]], some of these were inevitably invoked.
** AlienInvasion: A recon group of Dino Aliens was scouting the LEGO Planet in preparation for the full invasion.
** AliensSpeakingEnglish: Laxus.
** AmusingAlien: Laxus, being a Deadpan Snarker, has several pretty amusing lines.
** DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: Dino Aliens. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because Reptile did not know their true name and, when writing about them in the Dino Attack Database, nicknamed them after their appearance and tactics.
** HumanoidAliens: Laxus and Dino Aliens both fit the standard.
*** TheReptilians: Dino Aliens.
** LowCultureHighTech: The Dino Aliens are invaders and conquerors who view the LEGO Planet as primitive and Minifigs as a lesser race.

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* AlienTropes: With the presence of Dino Aliens and [[LEGOLifeOnMars a Martian]], some of these were inevitably invoked.
**
AlienInvasion: A recon group of Dino Aliens was scouting the LEGO Planet in preparation for the full invasion.
** * AliensSpeakingEnglish: Laxus.
** AmusingAlien: Laxus, being a Deadpan Snarker, has several pretty amusing lines.
** DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: Dino Aliens. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because Reptile did not know their true name and, when writing about them in the Dino Attack Database, nicknamed them after their appearance and tactics.
** HumanoidAliens: Laxus and Dino Aliens both fit the standard.
*** TheReptilians: Dino Aliens.
** LowCultureHighTech: The Dino Aliens are invaders and conquerors who view the LEGO Planet as primitive and Minifigs as a lesser race.
Laxus.



** [[SubvertedTrope Ironically]], the only character who is revealed to actually be German and not Barron, Frank Einstein, is a complete [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of this trope.

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** [[SubvertedTrope Ironically]], one of the only character few characters who is revealed to actually be German and not Barron, Frank Einstein, is a complete [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of this trope.trope. For another German character, Dr. Cyborg, this trope is a BerserkButton.



* AmusingAlien: Laxus, being a Deadpan Snarker, has several pretty amusing lines.



* AppropriatedAppellation:
** The "zeen" in "Frozeen" came from a kindergarten teacher's botched attempt at reading Zachary Abody's handwriting.
** The origin of Amanda's nickname "Amanda Claw" was the result of Roger Remous flubbing the act of introducing her to Rex. She thought it was amusing and decided to keep the nickname.
** The name "Fogel" was originally coined as an insult, but Fogel decided to bear it with pride.



* BatmanGrabsAGun: Rex, the extreme idealist who swore to never kill Mutant Dinos, went into HeroicSafeMode, grabbed a metal pipe, and beat a Mutant Lizard to death with it. Followed by a moment of MyGodWhatHaveIDone



* BigStupidDoodooHead: The harshest insult that Fogel, an even darker and more evil version of Evil Ogel, could come up with was "Mrs. Dumb-Mouth".



* BlatantBurglar: The Brickster, who wears a DominoMask and a jail jumpsuit at all times. His Brickster-Bots also wear the jail clothes.



** LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
*** When talking about Stromlings, Trigger told his companions to "forget everything you've seen in [[PlayByPostGames text-based RPGs]]" and proceeded to explain how a person who was a Stromling is practically dead, and love doesn't work. It's ironic when one considers that he ''is'' in a text-based RPG and [[DramaticIrony there actually was a character who overcame his Stromling infection through the power of love]]. Of course to be fair it might be that the latter was just a once-in-a-lifetime case that only occurs with true, genuine love, and that such a thing does not happen very often, in which case his statement still makes sense.
*** [[Website/BZPower For reasons he cannot explain, Zachary Virchaus cannot bring himself to say the word "idiot", censoring the word with the phrase "cool dude".]]
*** In a conversation played both for laughs and drama, Shaw, talking about her faith, mentioned "[=PeabodySam=]" as a possible deity.
** MediumAwareness:
*** Although Trigger slightly touched upon this when he [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Leaned on the Fourth Wall]], Aster Oid and [[spoiler:Zero]] are the only ones who figured out that they were actually ''in'' a [[PlayByPostGames text-based roleplay game]] (and, before that, [[VideoGame/LEGORacers a polygon-based videogame]] in Aster's case).
** NoticingTheFourthWall:
*** [[spoiler:Zero]] noticed the fourth wall for the first time when he realized that [[spoiler:his story is a work of fiction being rewritten and retconned]].



* BuildLikeAnEgyptian: Adventurers' Island Sphinx Area.



* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Trouble and Zenna]], both in a BackForTheFinale fashion.
* BusCrash:
** If a player is banned from Website/{{BZPower}} after leaving ''Dino Attack RPG'', their characters are said to be formally discharged by Specs.
** Libo was killed off-screen sometime during his absence, a la DroppedABridgeOnHim.



* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: [[spoiler:The main reason Baron Typhonus stepped in with his DivineIntervention to save Dr. Rex from death. He would not so easily let his strongest tether to LEGO Planet simply die, even if that meant keeping said tether in a perpetual FateWorseThanDeath.]]

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* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: [[spoiler:The The main reason Baron Typhonus [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus]] stepped in with his DivineIntervention to save Dr. Rex from death. He [[spoiler:He would not so easily let his strongest tether to LEGO Planet simply die, even if that meant keeping said tether in a perpetual FateWorseThanDeath.]]]]
* CaptainColorbeard: Greybeard, Goldbeard, and Redbeard.



** PredatorsAreMean: There are four main types of mutant dinosaurs (two of which technically aren't actually dinosaurs), all of which are carnivorous breeds. There have been no known sightings of a Mutant Triceratops, a Mutant Stegosaurus, or Mutant Brontosaur.



* CerebusRetcon:
** Some of Chompy's dialogue in ''Dino Attack RPG'' suggests that he suffered some emotional scarring as a result of Dr. Kilroy giving him to Frozeen in ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG''. Even though Dr. Kilroy did it out of gratitude to Alpha Team and Frozeen was a NiceGuy who always cared for Chompy, being taken from his family at such a young age without any say in the matter was probably not the best thing for Chompy.
** Roger Remous was literally introduced for no purpose other than to introduce Amanda Claw [[RedShirt and then get killed off without much fanfare]]. As of the LEGO Island story arc, his death has taken a far more serious toll on Amanda, and ''Love and War'' made his disappearance the driving force of Rex and Amanda's motivations in the second half of the story.
** ''The Madness of Agent Zero'' explains BZP Noob #30000's now non-canon Toys/{{BIONICLE}}-related material as Zero slowly suffering a mental breakdown. He nearly gets killed by a Mutant T-Rex when he thinks that he has transformed into a Toa but is really just wearing a pair of night -vision goggles.
** In ''Dino Attack RPG'' and ''Merciful Escape'', Rex's LaserGuidedAmnesia was treated as little more than a plot point. In ''First Assignment'', we learn for the first time just what effect an erased memory had on Rex's mental state:
-->Having nothing, not even memories to look back upon, left him with a terrible, overwhelming emptiness that often kept him awake at night. He often felt as though he was peering into a black hole, fearing that what little remained of him would soon be dragged into the darkness as well. At times, he could feel that it was only his sense of purpose in joining Dino Attack Team that kept him grounded in reality.
** Aster Oid's memory card getting dusty and resulting in him BreakingTheFourthWall? Hilarious! [[spoiler:Zero]] experiencing the same MediumAwareness, which causes him to GoMadFromTheRevelation? Suddenly not funny anymore.



* ChekhovMIA:
** Ben Gunn, who became M.I.A. at the end of the Goo Caverns mission only to return after the Adventurers' Island mission to warn the Dino Attack Team about the upcoming final battle.
** [[spoiler:Trouble]] returned to save Rex in the final battle after being M.I.A. for six years, seven months, and seven days (in real-time).
* ChekhovsBoomerang: The return of Ata during the LEGO Island story arc, during which time he found the Constructopedia. And again, Ata became important just before the final battle... [[spoiler:when it was revealed that he was a [[TheMole mole]] working for XERRD.]]
* ChekhovsGag:
** 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 ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' had a brief relapse to grant him InsanityImmunity.
** The idea of a cyborg Mutant T-Rex was first brought up by Dr. Cyborg as a joke while he was riffing ''Dino Cop'' with Andrew, Joike, Pterisa, and Laxus before the FinalBattle. In the Final Battle itself, Cyrista's Bane showed up... and nobody was laughing at the joke anymore.



** ChekhovsBoomerang: The return of Ata during the VideoGame/LEGOIsland story arc, during which time he found the Constructopedia. And again, Ata became important just before the final battle... [[spoiler:when it was revealed that he was a [[TheMole mole]] working for XERRD.]]
** ChekhovsGag:
*** 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 ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' had a brief relapse to grant him InsanityImmunity.
*** The idea of a cyborg Mutant T-Rex was first brought up by [[AmusingAlien Laxus]] as a joke while he was riffing ''Dino Cop'' with Andrew, Joike, Pterisa, and Dr. Cyborg before the FinalBattle. In the Final Battle itself, Cyrista's Bane showed up... and nobody was laughing at the joke anymore.
** ChekhovsGunman:
*** Ghost was character that rode on a Fire Hammer with Minerva to the rear guard camp. After Brikman [=McStudz=] reread the ''Dino Attack RPG'' and remembered the existence of Ghost, he reintroduced him as being [[TheMole a spy]] for the Maelstrom for his entire existence.
*** Loop was initially an unnamed Inferno henchman who framed Kat and B for murder, only to later return and be revealed as part of [=ShadowTech=].
*** Ata, at first, was a seemingly-random unnamed communications expert who thought his GPS was glitching. He ended up helping Rex and Amanda return to the Dino Attack Team. Then, he became a ChekhovsBoomerang... twice.
*** Oh, Frank Einstein. Started off as a seemingly-random extra, ascended to [[spoiler:an ultimate DeepCoverAgent / ReverseMole]].
*** Matthew Vherestorm was just some guy apart of Nazareno's past. As the final battle rolled around, he was revealed to have reformed as Blaire Darkling, a member of XERRD.
** ChekhovMIA:
*** Ben Gunn, who became M.I.A. at the end of the Goo Caverns mission only to return after the Adventurers' Island mission to warn the Dino Attack Team about the upcoming final battle.
*** [[spoiler:Trouble]] returned to save Rex in the final battle after being M.I.A. for six years, seven months, and seven days (in real-time).
** ChekhovsVolcano: Rather early in the Goo Caverns mission, it was established that Quadrant 14 was home to some rather unstable volcanoes. Guess what erupted at the end of the mission?

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** ChekhovsBoomerang: The return of Ata during the VideoGame/LEGOIsland story arc, during which time he found the Constructopedia. And again, Ata became important just before the final battle... [[spoiler:when it was revealed that he was a [[TheMole mole]] working for XERRD.]]
** ChekhovsGag:
*** 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 ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' had a brief relapse to grant him InsanityImmunity.
*** The idea of a cyborg Mutant T-Rex was first brought up by [[AmusingAlien Laxus]] as a joke while he was riffing ''Dino Cop'' with Andrew, Joike, Pterisa, and Dr. Cyborg before the FinalBattle. In the Final Battle itself, Cyrista's Bane showed up... and nobody was laughing at the joke anymore.
**
* ChekhovsGunman:
*** ** Ghost was character that rode on a Fire Hammer with Minerva to the rear guard camp. After Brikman [=McStudz=] reread the ''Dino Attack RPG'' and remembered the existence of Ghost, he reintroduced him as being [[TheMole a spy]] for the Maelstrom for his entire existence.
*** ** Loop was initially an unnamed Inferno henchman who framed Kat and B for murder, only to later return and be revealed as part of [=ShadowTech=].
*** ** Ata, at first, was a seemingly-random unnamed communications expert who thought his GPS was glitching. He ended up helping Rex and Amanda return to the Dino Attack Team. Then, he became a ChekhovsBoomerang... twice.
*** ** Oh, Frank Einstein. Started off as a seemingly-random extra, ascended to [[spoiler:an ultimate DeepCoverAgent / and ReverseMole]].
*** ** Matthew Vherestorm was just some guy apart of Nazareno's past. As the final battle rolled around, he was revealed to have reformed as Blaire Darkling, a member of XERRD.
** ChekhovMIA:
*** Ben Gunn, who became M.I.A. at the end of the Goo Caverns mission only to return after the Adventurers' Island mission to warn the Dino Attack Team about the upcoming final battle.
*** [[spoiler:Trouble]] returned to save Rex in the final battle after being M.I.A. for six years, seven months, and seven days (in real-time).
**
* ChekhovsVolcano: Rather early in the Goo Caverns mission, it was established that Quadrant 14 was home to some rather unstable volcanoes. Guess what erupted at the end of the mission?



* ChewBubblegum: Sarah Bishop shouted a BZP-friendly version of the famous line before killing a bunch of Inferno henchmen and Hybrids.



* CigarChomper: Don Bricassius, Clint, Snake, and Trigger.



* ClosestThingWeGot:
** Garry's rationale for ordering Fuchs to help in the emergency room.
** The rationale of the founding members when they temporarily promoted Shannon Grimton, who was a technology expert, to head of communications. Of course, they only remembered afterwards that they had Hertz, who was much closer for the job...
** When Pierce decided to marry Sarah Bishop, the closest thing they had to an actual minister was a shy, semi-religious young doctor. Not exactly the best choice but it was either her or Pharisee.
** Think a semi-religious doctor the ClosestThingWeGot to a minister? During Rex and Amanda's WartimeWedding, Greybeard proclaimed that ''he'' was the Closest Thing We Got... because he's the oldest Minifig on the team?



* CodeName: Many Dino Attack agents signed up under codenames.



** Rex and Reptile used [[TankGoodness Iron Predators]] to defend a power station from a Mutant T-Rex attack, which culminated in the arrival of the founding members in a [[DeathFromAbove T-1 Typhoon]] to save the day and drive the T-Rexes back across the river. This whole scene was a ContinuityNod to a battle described on the LEGODinoAttack website.
** 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 ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'', during the same mission that ended with Frozeen adopting Chompy.

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** Rex and Reptile used [[TankGoodness Iron Predators]] to defend a power station from a Mutant T-Rex attack, which culminated in the arrival of the founding members in a [[DeathFromAbove T-1 Typhoon]] to save the day and drive the T-Rexes back across the river. This whole scene was a ContinuityNod to a battle described on the LEGODinoAttack Toys/LEGODinoAttack website.
** In the Ugalego temple, there was a wrecked [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam [[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Scorpion Orb Launcher]]. The last time a Scorpion Orb Launcher was seen on [[LEGOAdventurers Adventurers' Island]] Island was early in the ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'', during the same mission that ended with Frozeen adopting Chompy.



** According to Frozeen, aside from a mishap involving a billboard and a stray Mutant Raptor, reconstruction of LEGOCity has been going smoothly. The incident involving the billboard and Mutant Raptor was a reference to a comic in LEGO Brickmaster Magazine's November-December 2005 issue.

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** According to Frozeen, aside from a mishap involving a billboard and a stray Mutant Raptor, reconstruction of LEGOCity Toys/LEGOCity has been going smoothly. The incident involving the billboard and Mutant Raptor was a reference to a comic in LEGO Brickmaster Magazine's November-December 2005 issue.



* ContinuityPorn: With over seven years of canon, ''plus'' references to other [=RPGs=] and numerous LEGOThemes, it's not hard to get overwhelmed by all the canon in ''Dino Attack RPG''.

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* ContinuityPorn: With over seven years of canon, ''plus'' references to other [=RPGs=] and numerous LEGOThemes, Toys/LEGOThemes, it's not hard to get overwhelmed by all the canon in ''Dino Attack RPG''.



* DarkActionGirl: Silencia Venomosa.



* DeathMountain: The Ogel's Island volcano.



* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:Adventure's]] last words were a big "''[[PardonMyKlingon ZNAP]] YOU!''" to [[SNKBoss Dr. Rex]].



** The mood of the RPG can shift from post to post, from dark and serious to goofy and light-hearted. For example, after LEGOIsland entered the Torn World, [[MoodWhiplash the mood shifted between Andrew's despair over the destruction of his hometown and the comic relief antics of Enter and Return]].

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** The mood of the RPG can shift from post to post, from dark and serious to goofy and light-hearted. For example, after LEGOIsland LEGO Island entered the Torn World, [[MoodWhiplash the mood shifted between Andrew's despair over the destruction of his hometown and the comic relief antics of Enter and Return]].



* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: Dino Aliens. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because Reptile did not know their true name and, when writing about them in the Dino Attack Database, nicknamed them after their appearance and tactics.



** This did not stop [[ColdSniper Sniper]] from saying "bloody" as a curse word later on. In fact, during the mission brief that he was assigned to Second Headquarters Squad, Sniper referred to the Hybrids as "buggers", which is a seemingly innocent word in North America with a much more offensive meaning elsewhere in the world.

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** This did not stop [[ColdSniper Sniper]] Sniper from saying "bloody" as a curse word later on. In fact, during the mission brief that he was assigned to Second Headquarters Squad, Sniper referred to the Hybrids as "buggers", which is a seemingly innocent word in North America with a much more offensive meaning elsewhere in the world.



** [[spoiler:Pterisa struck the Darkitect in the chest with a bolt of lightning. It barely hurt him, but the fact that he was actually hit by another being who was turning his own powers against him was a huge insult to the Darkitect. The good news is that it broke his concentration long enough for Rex and Hotwire to realize that they were fighting illusions. The bad news is that Pterisa [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Broke Her Arm Flipping Off Cthulhu]].]]

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** [[spoiler:Pterisa Pterisa struck the Darkitect [[spoiler:the Darkitect]] in the chest with a bolt of lightning. It barely hurt him, but the fact that he was actually hit by another being who was turning his own powers against him was a huge insult to the Darkitect.him. The good news is that it broke his concentration long enough for Rex and Hotwire to realize that they were fighting illusions. The bad news is that Pterisa [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Broke Her Arm Flipping Off Cthulhu]].]]



* DismantledMacGuffin: The Constructopedia, which had many missing pages gradually recovered by Dino Attack agents.



* DitzyGenius: Naomi Carver was originally introduced as TheDitz, and indeed this was Hertz's first impression of her. Later, however, Hertz commented on Naomi's intelligence.



* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: Angel Eyes.
* DitzyGenius: Naomi Carver was originally introduced as TheDitz, and indeed this was Hertz's first impression of her. Later, however, Hertz commented on Naomi's intelligence.



* DontAsk: You probably don't want to know the reason why Amanda knows not to hide dead or unconscious bodies in utility closets.
* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: Dr. Rex to Talia Kaahs.
* DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Sam Race was easily startled by Greybeard after the final battle, one of several hints pointing towards PTSD being a long-term effect of the Dino Attack for Race.
* DontYouDarePityMe:
** Minerva did not want Zach to feel sorry for her because of her past.
** Rex's response to anyone who feels sorry for him because of [[spoiler:Amanda's death]].



** DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:Adventure's]] last words were a big "''[[PardonMyKlingon ZNAP]] YOU!''" to [[SNKBoss Dr. Rex]].
** HeroicSacrifice:
*** Tracer, who allowed his entire Creative Spark to be used as Maelstrom antidote after having been fatally shot by Zelda Frodongan.
*** Mur allowed himself to be killed by the Dino Attack Team so Cranky could finally be defeated.
*** [[spoiler:Frank Einstein]] sacrificed his life so that his Creative Spark could empower the Imagination orb and defeat [[spoiler:the Darkitect]].
*** [[spoiler:Adventure]] sacrificed himself to buy Rex and others enough time to escape [[SNKBoss Dr. Rex]].
*** Libo performed one to save General, Shock, and Sam Throramebi.
*** [[spoiler:Semick and Swerve/Septimus]] each performed one to hold off [[SNKBoss Dr. Rex]] from reaching the headquarters.
*** [[spoiler:Rex]] sacrificed himself to let his team use his Creative Spark to power the Einstein Device.
*** HeroicSuicide: Rev Raptor, to avoid [[InTheBlood turning out like his father]].
*** YouShallNotPass: Libo, who destroyed the Stone Tower Bridge (while still standing on it) to prevent the Mutant Dinos from following his friends.



* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The Goo Caverns.



* EmbarrassingNickname: Ronald E. Army, whose nickname "Soldier" is actually an insult to his status as a sergeant.



** RotatingProtagonist: Every post in ''Dino Attack RPG'' shifts the perspective to another character, especially since players are not allowed to post twice in a row due to Website/{{BZPower}} forum rules.
*** It can even happen in just one post. Many players in the RPG have a number of NPC's besides their main character, and a single post will often shift between the perspectives of different characters. For instance, Atton Rand's post frequently switched between the point of view of Rotor, Pierce, Cabin, Kate, and occasionally Clint Wayne.



* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Señor Palomar has his Spanish Honor.
** Several high-ranking XERRD scientists, most notably Dr. Breen and Dr. Bishop, seemed opposed to the idea of abandoning XERRD Fortress and leaving the lower-ranking scientists for death.
** Dr. Strangebrick is more than willing to help XERRD take control of the Maelstrom, but when he's betrayed by his superiors that's where he draws the line.
** Evil Ogel, whose minions are literally zombies, expressed disgust at the concept of the Quasifigus Hybrids.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep:
** TheBartender in Greybeard's flashback/dream sequence.
** Helmie was simply referred to as "the barge helmsman" during the beginning of the Goo Caverns story arc.



** EvilVersusOblivion: Pretty much the justification for the above cases of EvilVersusEvil. For example, Ogel wishes to rule the world, while [[spoiler:[[OmnicidalManiac Baron Typhonus]] seeks to destroy it through XERRD]], prompting Ogel to ally with Dino Attack Team to help defeat the Maelstrom.

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** * EvilVersusOblivion: Pretty much the justification for the above cases of EvilVersusEvil. For example, Ogel wishes to rule the world, while [[spoiler:[[OmnicidalManiac Baron Typhonus]] seeks to destroy it through XERRD]], prompting Ogel to ally with Dino Attack Team to help defeat the Maelstrom.



* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Rex let loose bottled-up anger from [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Kotua]] and [[ColonelKilgore Rotor]] upon [[InsaneAdmiral French Fries]] in a particularly brutal moment of ''At War's End''.



* EyepatchOfPower: Snake, Demoman, Colonel, Holly Vinyaya, and Captain Click.



** Greybeard lost all vision in his right eye due to a Mutant Raptor attack. Holly Vinyaya's own right eye was clawed at by an acid-dipped Mutant Raptor claw.

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** Greybeard lost all vision in his right eye due to a Mutant Raptor attack. attack.
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Holly Vinyaya's own right eye was clawed at by an acid-dipped Mutant Raptor claw.



** Kotua and Zachary each preformed FaceHeelTurns against their will.

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** Kotua and Zachary each preformed FaceHeelTurns Face-Heel Turns against their will.will. They both got better in the end.



* FinalBossNewDimension: While it wasn't the final boss of the whole RPG, the Brickspider Bot was the final boss of the LEGO Island story arc and it was fought in the Torn World.



* FirstNameBasis: Kate, David, Zachary, Jenny, Rex, and Andrew.



* ForScience: Michelle Glados's primary motivation.



** Trigger himself outright stated that Silencia killed five of his six partners at Mindstorms, Inc. Given that we actually see Trigger trying to call Montoya, it becomes clear that it doesn't end well for Orange, Scorsese, Verbal, Keaton, or Deniro.
*** Due to Silencia Venomosa's threat to Michelle Glados, it's obvious that the flashback won't end well for Uærlig Sindstorme or Edward Korrupte either.

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** Trigger himself outright stated that Silencia killed five of his six partners at Mindstorms, Inc. Given that we actually see Trigger trying to call Montoya, it becomes clear that it doesn't end well for Orange, Scorsese, Verbal, Keaton, or Deniro.
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Deniro. Due to Silencia Venomosa's threat to Michelle Glados, it's obvious that the flashback won't end well for Uærlig Sindstorme or Edward Korrupte either.



** Similarily, the previous story arc had not one, not two, but ''three ''different plots going on. Much focus was on the LEGOIsland mission, but it wasn't long before we were jumping back and forth between the agents in the Torn World, the mission in Antarctica, the refugee riots, Zenna's exposure of the Antarctica mission and ensuing chaos, an entire civil war going on as the result of a genocidal maniac wanting to murder anyone with the slightest idealistic beliefs, the comic relief provided by Enter and Return, Zenna's working relationship with Pierce in the hospital, and Hotwire and B gallivanting off to find Kat after Cane returned and captured her.

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** Similarily, the previous story arc had not one, not two, but ''three ''different plots going on. Much focus was on the LEGOIsland LEGO Island mission, but it wasn't long before we were jumping back and forth between the agents in the Torn World, the mission in Antarctica, the refugee riots, Zenna's exposure of the Antarctica mission and ensuing chaos, an entire civil war going on as the result of a genocidal maniac wanting to murder anyone with the slightest idealistic beliefs, the comic relief provided by Enter and Return, Zenna's working relationship with Pierce in the hospital, and Hotwire and B gallivanting off to find Kat after Cane returned and captured her.


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* FullNameBasis:
** Sam Throramebi, Sam Sinister, and Sam Race are victims of this trope for obvious reasons.
** When referred to by his real name, Andrew Jackson, Pyro falls under this trope in order to avoid confusing players, due to two other Dino Attack agents named Andrew Anderson and Barry Jackson.


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* FutureMeScaresMe: Lord Sam Sinister made it known that he was afraid of Finister. Even Evil Ogel felt uncomfortable around Fogel.
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** Rex and Amanda's "you may kiss the bride" moment during their Wartime Wedding, as a ShoutOut to the scene from ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean At World's End]]''.

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** Rex and Amanda's "you may kiss the bride" moment during their Wartime Wedding, as a ShoutOut to the scene from ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''.
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** In ''The Madness of Agent Zero'', Zero is told that his old adventures no longer makes sense in the later canon [[spoiler:and therefore must be {{retcon}}ed. This causes Zero to GoMadFromTheRelevation as he realizes that he is a fictional character, and the entire ''Dino Attack RPG'' universe is just a work of fiction.]]

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** In ''The Madness of Agent Zero'', Zero is told that his old adventures no longer makes sense in the later canon [[spoiler:and therefore must be {{retcon}}ed. This causes Zero to GoMadFromTheRelevation GoMadFromTheRevelation as he realizes that he is a fictional character, and the entire ''Dino Attack RPG'' universe is just a work of fiction.]]
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