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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:
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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:
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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.
8th Jan '17 6:34:45 PM nombretomado
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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.
2nd Jan '17 5:59:16 PM nombretomado
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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''.
28th Dec '16 10:27:43 AM PeabodySam
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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.
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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.
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* 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).
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* 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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* ArchnemesisDad: Rev Raptor's greatest foe was his father, Jecht "Landro" Raptor.



* ArtifactTitle: ''Love and War'' is a rewrite of the scene where Rex and Amanda first met and fell in love with one another. However, ''Love and War'' itself does not feature any love between Rex and Amanda; in this version, the seeds for a future romantic relationship are planted, but at this time it is only a platonic friendship.



* AscendedExtra: Rex, Trouble, Kat, Ata, Helmie, Hertz, Frank Einstein, Zelda Frodongan, and the alpha female T-Rex.

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* AscendedExtra: Rex, AscendedExtra:
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Trouble, Kat, Ata, Helmie, Hertz, Frank Einstein, and Zelda Frodongan, Frodongan all began as minor unimportant characters who, after being brought for a second appearance, became members of the main cast.
** In the case of Rex
and the alpha female T-Rex.T-Rex, they were unnamed extras in ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' who were brought back as major characters in this RPG, with Rex becoming [=PeabodySam=]'s primary character and the alpha female T-Rex becoming central to the Adventurers' Island story arc.
** 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.



** 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.]]



*** Although Trigger slightly touched upon this when he [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Leaned on the Fourth Wall]], Aster Oid is the only one who figured out that he was actually ''in'' a [[PlayByPostGames text-based roleplay game]] (and, before that, [[VideoGame/LEGORacers a polygon-based videogame]]).

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*** Although Trigger slightly touched upon this when he [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Leaned on the Fourth Wall]], Aster Oid is and [[spoiler:Zero]] are the only one ones who figured out that he was they were actually ''in'' a [[PlayByPostGames text-based roleplay game]] (and, before that, [[VideoGame/LEGORacers a polygon-based videogame]]).videogame]] in Aster's case).



*** Again, when Aster Oid's memory card is dusty.

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*** Again, [[spoiler:Zero]] noticed the fourth wall for the first time when Aster Oid's memory card he realized that [[spoiler:his story is dusty.a work of fiction being rewritten and retconned]].



** In ''The Madness of Agent Zero'':
*** Semick, Bluetooth, Raider, Pilot, Scout, Defend, and Pharisee are featured in a story set before any of those characters were introduced to the original RPG. Ata also makes an early appearance, but only just barely, since this story takes place just before Ata's debut in the RPG. While he doesn't actually appear, Python refers to a rookie agent who is implied to be Alpha (again, before Alpha's player joined the RPG).
*** When Zero [[spoiler:holds "Rex's" hand, he sees Dr. Rex's armored mutant form, the destruction of LEGO Island, the Maelstrom, Ata's arrest, and the Einstein Device]], referencing events that would not happen until later in the RPG.



** [[CaptainObvious Sniper]].

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** [[CaptainObvious [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sniper]].


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* ComicBookAdaptation: ''DINO ATTACK: Saga of a Conflict'' is a graphic novel adaptation of ''Dino Attack RPG'', created by Mustache Maniacs Film Co.


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** Tons of these pop up in ''The Madness of Agent Zero'', especially during Zero's interrogation and subsequent mad dash to the technology center. In addition to the non-canon elements of BZP Noob #30000's writings, it's shown that things such as Banchicto and Hyrode's African viper form were among Zero's hallucinations.


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* ExpandedUniverse: After the original RPG ended, its story, universe, and characters have been fleshed out in other media, primarily short stories such as ''First Assignment'', ''Ghosts'', and ''The Madness of Agent Zero''.
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* {{Canada}}: This is where Commander Johnson is from.
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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.
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