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20th Aug '16 3:07:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Canada}}: This is where Commander Johnson is from.
27th Jul '16 10:15:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the final battle, Rex attempted to lure Dr. Rex into a trap by using his [[TankGoodness Iron Predator]] as TheBait. Almost worked, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy but Dr. Rex realized that it was a trap too soon]]. The trap only worked when Evil Ogel was used as TheBait.

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** In the final battle, Rex attempted to lure Dr. Rex into a trap by using his [[TankGoodness Iron Predator]] as TheBait. Almost worked, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy but Dr. Rex realized that it was a trap too soon]].soon. The trap only worked when Evil Ogel was used as TheBait.
14th Jul '16 3:59:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In the [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] scene where Papa Brickolini was arrested by the Nick Brick, the Brickolinis were exaggerated ''heavily''. In the original games, the Brickolinis spoke with a light Italian accent and accidentally freed the Brickster twice (and the second time, they were GenreSavvy enough to try to prevent it from happening again). In this scene, the Brickolinis' Italian accents were turned UpToEleven, and the two chefs were depicted as completely oblivious as they incompetently freed the Brickster again and again over the years by constantly sending super-spicy pizzas to the jail, even after what happened the first two times.

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** In the [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] scene where Papa Brickolini was arrested by the Nick Brick, the Brickolinis were exaggerated ''heavily''. In the original games, the Brickolinis spoke with a light Italian accent and accidentally freed the Brickster twice (and the second time, they were GenreSavvy enough to try tried to prevent it from happening again). In this scene, the Brickolinis' Italian accents were turned UpToEleven, and the two chefs were depicted as completely oblivious as they incompetently freed the Brickster again and again over the years by constantly sending super-spicy pizzas to the jail, even after what happened the first two times.
9th Jul '16 2:27:29 PM nombretomado
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** Much material from the RPG's early days, ranging from Lord Sam Sinister going blind to the infamous ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} [[XMeetsY Meets]] [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] RPG'' incident, has been retconned into CanonDiscontinuity if it cannot be [[ReimaginingTheArtifact reimagined]].

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** Much material from the RPG's early days, ranging from Lord Sam Sinister going blind to the infamous ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}} [[XMeetsY Meets]] [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] RPG'' incident, has been retconned into CanonDiscontinuity if it cannot be [[ReimaginingTheArtifact reimagined]].



** Heck, just read the early ''Dino Attack RPG'' in general. Minifigs turning into [[Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} Toa]]? A villain from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''? Rahaga in [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force Mechs]]? EarlyInstallmentWeirdness indeed.

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** Heck, just read the early ''Dino Attack RPG'' in general. Minifigs turning into [[Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} [[Toys/{{BIONICLE}} Toa]]? A villain from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''? Rahaga in [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force Mechs]]? EarlyInstallmentWeirdness indeed.



** T.O.A.[[note]]Tactical Operations Armor[[/note]], the PoweredArmor worn by Zero and Phantom in ''Love and War''. The T.O.A. suits are a {{reimagining|TheArtifact}} of Zero and Phantom transforming into [[Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} Toa]] in the original RPG.

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** T.O.A.[[note]]Tactical Operations Armor[[/note]], the PoweredArmor worn by Zero and Phantom in ''Love and War''. The T.O.A. suits are a {{reimagining|TheArtifact}} of Zero and Phantom transforming into [[Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} [[Toys/{{BIONICLE}} Toa]] in the original RPG.
18th Jun '16 7:46:04 PM PeabodySam
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* AnAssKickingChristmas: The FinalBattle took place only a few days before Christmas. This was acknowledge by several Dino Attack agents who, fearing they might not survive the battle, decided to celebrate Christmas during the battle.

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* AnAssKickingChristmas: The FinalBattle took place only a few days before Christmas. This was acknowledge acknowledged by several Dino Attack agents who, fearing they might not survive the battle, decided to celebrate Christmas during the battle.



** X.E.R.R.D.[[note]]Xenon Elite Researchers Regarding Destruction. During the Dino Attack, Destruction was changed to Dinosaurs but the acronym remained the same.[[/note]]

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** X.E.R.R.D.[[note]]Xenon Elite Researchers Regarding Destruction. During the Dino Attack, Destruction was changed to Dinosaurs but the acronym remained the same.[[/note]][[/note]] If you don't get why a nonsense word qualifies for this trope, "XERRD" is "Dr. Rex" spelled backwards.
16th Jun '16 8:58:02 AM PeabodySam
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* BlackCloak: Fssinister, the Frickster, Frozeen as The Phantom, and the spirit in Greybeard's dream.

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* BlackCloak: Fssinister, Finister, the Frickster, Frozeen as The Phantom, and the spirit in Greybeard's dream.



** Word Of God says that this is how Roger Remous died at the hooks of Fssinister, which has considerably helped Amanda Claw accept his death.

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** Word Of God says that this is how Roger Remous died at the hooks of Fssinister, Finister, which has considerably helped Amanda Claw accept his death.
16th Jun '16 8:32:39 AM PeabodySam
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* TheArtifact: Rex's T-Rex body and Frozeen's G.E. Body, which is why they were both nullified in the Dino Island Laboratory battle.

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* ArtStyleDissonance: Despite how dark and grim the RPG gets, it is almost always represented in the cutesy LEGO artstyle.
* TheArtifact: Various elements of the early RPG, including but not limited to Rex's T-Rex body true identity and Frozeen's G.E. Body, which is stick out like a sore thumb in later canon (hence why they were both nullified in the Dino Island Laboratory battle.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.



* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: Edward Korrupte gave one to Silencia Venomosa as a forward payment, promising another one after the job was finished.



* CallForward: A number of these in ''First Assignment'':
** Williams, Lisa, and Batman were introduced via the FinalBattle's comm chatter, while Walker made a brief cameo appearance. Williams, Lisa, and Walker all appear in ''First Assignment'', with Batman given a mention. Rick and Trouble (and possibly Stranger) make early appearances as well.
** Walker suggests the nickname "Adventure" to Rick, who later goes by that nickname in ''At War's End''. Similarly, Rick bestows the nickname "honcho" upon Rex, which is what he always called Rex in ''At War's End''.
** Rick mentions the original Headquarters Squad and Ronald E. Army. Rex also finds a deli called Tzenovich's Sandwiches, possibly the same shop opened up by Ivan Tzenovich.
** [[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.
** The entire scene with Rex and Trouble in the deli takes place on Playwell Avenue. In the FinalBattle, Playwell Avenue was the site where [[spoiler:Trouble sacrifices himself to save Rex]], making this a retroactive case of bittersweet BookEnds.

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* CallForward: CallForward:
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A number of these in ''First Assignment'':
** *** Williams, Lisa, and Batman were introduced via the FinalBattle's comm chatter, while Walker made a brief cameo appearance. Williams, Lisa, and Walker all appear in ''First Assignment'', with Batman given a mention. Rick and Trouble (and possibly Stranger) make early appearances as well.
** *** Walker suggests the nickname "Adventure" to Rick, who later goes by that nickname in ''At War's End''. Similarly, Rick bestows the nickname "honcho" upon Rex, which is what he always called Rex in ''At War's End''.
** *** Rick mentions the original Headquarters Squad and Ronald E. Army. Rex also finds a deli called Tzenovich's Sandwiches, possibly the same shop opened up by Ivan Tzenovich.
** *** [[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.
** *** The entire scene with Rex and Trouble in the deli takes place on Playwell Avenue. In the FinalBattle, Playwell Avenue was the site where [[spoiler:Trouble sacrifices himself to save Rex]], making this a retroactive case of bittersweet BookEnds.BookEnds.
** A few more show up in ''Love and War'':
*** Numerous hints are dropped towards Amanda's backstory as Silencia Venomosa, which wouldn't be revealed until much later in the original version of the story. This includes her preference for being a KnifeNut, but her regret and old shame associated with that life.
*** Throughout the story, Rex fears what would happen if he crossed the DespairEventHorizon and suffered from SanitySlippage, just as Phantom did, and ultimately decides that having Amanda as a LivingEmotionalCrutch would prevent such a thing from happening. In ''At War's End'', [[spoiler:Rex crosses that horizon and goes mad after Amanda is killed]].



* ClimbingTheCliffsOfInsanity: Dino Attack Team's ascent of the Ogel's Island volcano.



* CompleteTheQuoteTitle: Chapter 11 of the downloadable archive is titled "Creatures of Chaos". This is part of a quote from ''VideoGame/LEGOUniverse'', "[...] and creatures of chaos have no master." This foreshadows what happens to Kotua and Chaos during the chapter.



** Subverted by the H.R.D.B. When Rex tells his teammates to fire at its head, it turns out that the T-Rex head is only a hologram; the actual robot doesn't appear to have a head.



* DeadpanSnarker: Just about every character who does LampshadeHanging, especially Andrewnuva199's characters.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Just about every character who does LampshadeHanging, especially Andrewnuva199's [=Andrewnuva199=]'s characters.



** From the perspective of Andrewnuva199's posts during the final battle, the general outlook on Dino Attack Team's progress in the battle was fairly optimistic. However, things looked much bleaker from the points of view of [=PeabodySam=] and [=TakunuvaC01=].

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** From the perspective of Andrewnuva199's [=Andrewnuva199=]'s posts during the final battle, the general outlook on Dino Attack Team's progress in the battle was fairly optimistic. However, things looked much bleaker from the points of view of [=PeabodySam=] and [=TakunuvaC01=].



* FallenHero: Kotua, Spino, Raptor, Zachary Virchaus, and Oswald Fabello, to name a few examples.

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* FakeKillScare: In the Maelstrom Temple, Perfect Chaos apparently killed Amanda, which gave Rex quite the shock. However, the whole thing was only an illusion, and Amanda was still alive.
* FallenHero: Kotua, Phantom, Spino, Raptor, Zachary Virchaus, and Oswald Fabello, to name a few examples.



* FiveBadBand:
** Using prominent characters involved in XERRD
*** [[BigBad The Big Bad]]: Dr. Rex
*** TheDragon: Michelle Glados
*** [[EvilGenius The Evil Genius]]: Zed Provhezor and Walter Breen
*** TheBrute: Blaire Darkling, Oswald Fabello, and [[spoiler:Attila Huntsman]]
*** [[DarkChick The Dark Chick]]: Carolyne Provencal and Paulie Gonepus
*** SixthRanger: Raul
*** SixthRangerTraitor: Matthew Cyrista, Soloman Koplowitz, and Dr. Strangebrick
*** [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: Baron Typhonus]]
** The Maelstrom's forces on Adventurers' Island
*** [[BigBad The Big Bad]]: [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus]]
*** [[CoDragons The Co Dragons]]: Zachary Virchaus and Ahua
*** [[EvilGenius The Evil Genius]]: Palmer
*** TheBrute: Colonel
*** [[DarkChick The Dark Chick]]: Zelda Frodongan
*** SixthRanger: Loop
*** TeamPet: Cranky and Kiddy
* FiveManBand:
** Using only ''At War's End'' primary characters:
*** TheLeader: Rex, Andrew, Reptile, or Zachary Virchaus
*** TheLancer: Fullmetal, Hotwire, or B
*** TheBigGuy: Peter Walter
*** TheSmartGuy: Dust, Hertz, Doctor Cyborg or David Norman
*** TheChick: Zenna
*** SixthRanger: Kuru
** Using only Medics:
*** TheLeader: Pierce
*** TheLancer: Wade
*** TheBigGuy: Medic and Marco Martinet
*** TheSmartGuy: Crusher
*** TheChick: Carver
*** SixthRanger: Copper, Shaw, and possibly Hale.
** Using only that guy from that show's characters:
*** TheLeader: Dust
*** TheLancer: Lutsky
*** TheBigGuy: Pharisee
*** TheSmartGuy: Hertz
*** TheChick: Naomi
*** SixthRanger: Solomon
*** [[{{Mentors}} The Mentor]]: Dr. Saran
** Using only Atton Rand's initial party on Adventurers' Island
*** TheLeader: Zenna
*** TheLancer: Pierce
*** TheSmartGuy: Kate
*** SixthRanger: George Brown
** Using Atton Rand's characters in the LEGO Island Arc
*** TheLeader: Zenna
*** TheLancer: Elizabeth
*** TheSmartGuy: Pierce or Frank Bowman
*** TheBigGuy: Cam O'Cozy at first.
*** Using Atton Rand's characters early during his time in the RPG:
*** TheLeader: Zenna
*** TheLancer: Elizabeth
*** TheSmartGuy: Axle (yes, ''[[Franchise/RockRaiders that]]'' Axle)
** Using only the non-Second Headquarters Squad agents present in Gold City:
*** TheLeader: Clint Wayne
*** TheLancer: Angel Eyes (though he somewhat took on the leader role later on)
*** TheBigGuy: Firecracker
*** TheSmartGuy: Maria
*** SixthRanger: Harmonica
** Using [=PeabodySam=]'s main cast:
*** TheLeader: Rex
*** TheLancer: Greybeard
*** TheSmartGuy: Frozeen
*** TheBigGuy: Chompy or General
*** TheChick: Amanda Claw
*** SixthRanger: Sam Throramebi or Sam Race
** Using Brikman [=McStudz=]'s main cast:
*** TheLeader: Zachary Virchaus
*** TheLancer: Minerva Fabello
*** TheBigGuy: Holly Vinyaya
*** [[{{Mentors}} The Mentor]]: Kareem Nazareno
*** SixthRanger: Zelda Frodongan
** Using Andrewnuva199's main cast:
*** TheLeader: Semick (also doubles as [[{{Mentors}} The Mentor]])
*** TheLancer: Raider/Stranger
*** TheSmartGuy: Bluetooth/Andrew
*** SixthRanger: Laxus



** [[http://youtu.be/nbUN2OWSeyg Anyone Can Die]], the soundtrack for a scene that takes place in the final battle, makes appropriate use of the Clock Tower bell from ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.

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** [[http://youtu.be/nbUN2OWSeyg Anyone Can Die]], the The soundtrack mixes for a scene scenes that takes take place in the final battle, makes battle (e.g. "Divine Intervention", "Anyone Can Die", and "The End Of All Things") make appropriate use of the Clock Tower bell from ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.



** Andrew mentioning that he felt, in spite of being about to face Stromling!Zach in a duel, that all would be well by Christmas when they would partcipate in an island-wide celebration. Cue Andrewnuva199's final posts nearly two years later...

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** Andrew mentioning that he felt, in spite of being about to face Stromling!Zach in a duel, that all would be well by Christmas when they would partcipate in an island-wide celebration. Cue Andrewnuva199's [=Andrewnuva199=]'s final posts nearly two years later...



** Zachary Virchaus was just an average LEGOIsland civilian. When he was corrupted into a Stromling, he became one of the most dangerous (and [[EvilIsHammy hammiest]]) generals serving the Maelstrom.

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** Zachary Virchaus was just an average LEGOIsland LEGO Island civilian. When he was corrupted into a Stromling, he became one of the most dangerous (and [[EvilIsHammy hammiest]]) generals serving the Maelstrom.


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** F.U.T.U.R.E.[[note]]Foundation of Unstoppable Terror and Ultimate Ruthless Evil[[/note]], the organization formed by Fogel, Finister, Frickster, and Fladek. This means that the future villains are actually F.U.T.U.R.E. villains.
** T.O.A.[[note]]Tactical Operations Armor[[/note]], the PoweredArmor worn by Zero and Phantom in ''Love and War''. The T.O.A. suits are a {{reimagining|TheArtifact}} of Zero and Phantom transforming into [[Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} Toa]] in the original RPG.
2nd Jun '16 11:53:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil:
** Agent Ghost ended up being a Stromling.
** Oswald Fabello ended up a XERRD mercenary.
** Carl Lutsky turned out to be a narcissistic and murderous jerk driven by his lust for revenge against Dust.
9th May '16 3:09:36 AM erforce
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* {{Determinator}}: Silencia Venomosa. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by a quote from ''TheTerminator''.

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* {{Determinator}}: Silencia Venomosa. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by a quote from ''TheTerminator''.''Film/TheTerminator''.
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)
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