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6th Sep '17 1:45:00 PM PeabodySam
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* TheGhost: In a humorous shout-out to ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', there have been a few passing references to "Keyser Soze", a crime boss (one who Pierce believed to be a myth). Given the film actually treats Soze as a mythical figure (and in the process makes him even more terrifying), a Keyser Soze CaptainErsatz does not appear in the RPG.

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* TheGhost: In a humorous shout-out to ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', there have been a few passing references to "Keyser Soze", a crime boss (one who Pierce believed to be a myth). Given the film actually treats Soze as a mythical figure (and in the process makes him even more terrifying), a Keyser Soze CaptainErsatz Expy does not appear in the RPG.



* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Slash reprogrammed Harpunia to fight for Dino Attack Team. The reprogrammed Harpunia had no moral qualms about fighting his fellow [=ShadowTech=] robots immediately afterward.



* HowWeGotHere: ''Love and War'' opens with Rex, Zero, and Phantom fleeing from Perfect Chaos. It then flashes back to the events leading up to the chase, including Kotua transforming Chaos into Perfect Chaos.



* ICannotSelfTerminate: In the original version of Rev Raptor's Heroic Suicide, he asked Banchicto to do the deed. However, since Banchicto was {{retcon}}ned into CanonDiscontinuity in order to work with modern RPG canon, this trope no longer applies.

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* ICannotSelfTerminate: In the original version of Rev Raptor's Heroic Suicide, he asked Banchicto Banchito to do the deed. However, since Banchicto Banchito was {{retcon}}ned into CanonDiscontinuity in order to work with modern RPG canon, this trope no longer applies.
20th Aug '17 2:09:32 PM nombretomado
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: The ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}} [[XMeetsY Meets]] [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] RPG'' incident was clearly a misguided attempt at adding "instant awesome" into the RPG.

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: The ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}} [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Meets]] [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] RPG'' incident was clearly a misguided attempt at adding "instant awesome" into the RPG.
1st Jul '17 10:20:34 AM PeabodySam
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* LetXBeTheUnknown: Agent X.

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* LegoGenetics: LEGO jokes aside, Mutant Dino genetics is not depicted as a hard science at all. With means such as Mutant Dino Serum or the Shadows' DNA machine, Mutant Dino DNA can actually override minifig DNA and quickly [[{{Animorphism}} transform minifigs into Mutant Dinos]], and the transformation can be just as easily reversed. If the Shadows' mutations were only partially inflicted or cured, the result would be a HalfHumanHybrid. There are other MixAndMatchCritters created by XERRD, including the [[HalfHumanHybrid Quasifigus]], the Octosaur, and numerous hybrids of Mutant Dinos and mythical Vikings Monsters.
* LetXBeTheUnknown: Agent X.X and the X-Rex.
10th Apr '17 8:49:58 AM PeabodySam
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* HappilyFailedSuicide: In ''Time and Place'', after Anubis nearly kills himself in a game of RussainRoulette, he decides that his purpose in life is to save the lives of others. With that epiphany, he seems much happier with the fact that he is still alive.



** Frozeen also has his own Hero Safe Mode which results in [[UnstoppableRage Unstoppable Rages]].

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** Frozeen also has his own Hero Safe Mode which results in [[UnstoppableRage Unstoppable Rages]].{{Unstoppable Rage}}s.



* HideYourLesbians: Before ([[SweetPollyOliver the imposter]]) Pyro's [[SamusIsAGirl gender reveal]], Pyro's wiki page stated that he had a wife and kids. When Pyro was revealed to actually be a woman, this made Pyro the ''Dino Attack RPG'''s first explicitly homosexual character. However, as [[ExecutiveMeddling not everyone was not happy with this revelation and wanted Pyro to remain heterosexual]], [=PeabodySam=] changed Pyro's biography from "wife and kids" to a more generic "family" to avoid any further controversies. Ultimately, this was averted when Andrea Jackson Orange and Maria shared a kiss.
* HighClassGlass: Lord Sam Sinister
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus]] did not actually appear until the last few months of this seven-year-long RPG. In that time, he revealed himself to be TheManBehindTheMan and ultimately [[DemonicPossession took control of Dr. Rex's body]].]] [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the comm chatter in the FinalBattle.

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* HideYourLesbians: Before ([[SweetPollyOliver the imposter]]) (the imposter) Pyro's [[SamusIsAGirl gender reveal]], Pyro's wiki page stated that he had a wife and kids. When Pyro was revealed to actually be a woman, this made Pyro the ''Dino Attack RPG'''s first explicitly homosexual character. However, as [[ExecutiveMeddling not everyone was not happy with this revelation and wanted Pyro to remain heterosexual]], [=PeabodySam=] changed Pyro's biography from "wife and kids" to a more generic "family" to avoid any further controversies. Ultimately, this was averted when Andrea Jackson Orange and Maria shared a kiss.
* HighClassGlass: Lord Sam Sinister
Sinister.
* HijackedByGanon: For much of the RPG's run, the BigBad was Dr. Rex, an original character. [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus]] Typhonus]], a canon LEGO villain, did not actually appear until the last few months of this seven-year-long RPG. In that time, he revealed himself to be TheManBehindTheMan and [[spoiler:and ultimately [[DemonicPossession took control of Dr. Rex's body]].]] [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the comm chatter in the FinalBattle.



* INeedAFreakingDrink: After having some problems of his own and finding out that two of his teammates were killed, Spy ''really'' needed a cigarette to clear his head so he could figure out the identity of [[TheMole the killer]].

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: After having some problems of his own and finding out that two of his teammates were killed, Spy ''really'' needed a cigarette to clear his head so he could figure out the identity of [[TheMole the killer]].TheMole.



** In his youth, General was considerably handsome. Assuming the recurring male figure in Ben Gunn's photographs is a younger version of himself, he was also handsome in his youth.

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** In his youth, General was considerably handsome. handsome.
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Assuming the recurring male figure in Ben Gunn's photographs is a younger version of himself, he was also handsome in his youth.



* InterruptedSuicide: In ''Time and Place'', Anubis's game of RussainRoulette is interrupted by Fate. It is later revealed that, if Fate hadn't interrupted, Anubis would have shot himself.



* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Brickolini's pizza. [[DoesNotLikeSpam At least, for everyone not in the Bishop family.]]

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* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Brickolini's pizza. [[DoesNotLikeSpam At least, for everyone not in [[DoesNotLikeSpam the Bishop family.]]



** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by Dino Attack Headquarters. After Firecracker filled the building with explosives and detonated it, it seemed likely that it would collapse, but it withstood the explosions. Then, Mutant Dinos attacked the building, creating huge structural damage and setting the upper floors on fire. Still, as a symbol of what the Dino Attack Team stood for, when the smoke cleared, Dino Attack Headquarters was still standing. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen However, it's notable that, in earlier drafts of the final battle, PeabodySam actually intended for this trope to be Played Straight.]]

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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by Dino Attack Headquarters. After Firecracker filled the building with explosives and detonated it, it seemed likely that it would collapse, but it withstood the explosions. Then, Mutant Dinos attacked the building, creating huge structural damage and setting the upper floors on fire. Still, as a symbol of what the Dino Attack Team stood for, when the smoke cleared, Dino Attack Headquarters was still standing. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen However, it's notable that, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen in earlier drafts of the final battle, PeabodySam actually intended for this trope to be Played Straight.]]



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: [[BigBad Dr. Rex]] always was losing his mental stability, but at a very slow rate. Through [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan the Darkitect's]] manipulation]] and the Dino Attack, he's really lost it in the past few months.

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: [[BigBad Dr. Rex]] Rex always was losing his mental stability, but at a very slow rate. Through [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan the Darkitect's]] manipulation]] and the Dino Attack, he's really lost it in the past few months.



* KillItWithFire: [[{{Pyromaniac}} Pyro]], [[ActionMom Sarah Bishop]], [[SweetPollyOliver Andrea Jackson Orange]], and Rex.

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* KillItWithFire: [[{{Pyromaniac}} Pyro]], [[ActionMom Sarah Bishop]], [[SweetPollyOliver Bishop, Andrea Jackson Orange]], Orange, and Rex.Rex have used flamethrowers in battle.



** The Infomaniac illusion Andrew saw in the Maelstrom temple died in a similar fashion.

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** The Infomaniac illusion Andrew saw in the Maelstrom temple Temple died in a similar fashion.



** Although not many knife fights have occurred, Dust fits the persona of a knife fighter rather well. Since a hero often gets a sword, the anti-hero is thematically forbidden to use such extravagant weapons. Hence, Dust preferred weapon is the knife. Dust actually does use a scimitar in the fight against the [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Stromling Crocodile]].
** [[ColdSniper Sniper]] versus TheMole. Although Sniper's "knife" was [[UpToEleven a machete]], the mole won.

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** Although not many knife fights have occurred, Dust fits the persona of a knife fighter rather well. Since a hero often gets a sword, the anti-hero is thematically forbidden to use such extravagant weapons. Hence, Dust preferred weapon is the knife. Dust actually does use a scimitar in the fight against the [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Stromling Crocodile]].
Crocodile.
** [[ColdSniper Sniper]] Sniper versus TheMole. Although Sniper's "knife" was [[UpToEleven a machete]], the mole won.



* LadyMondegreen:
** In-universe; Semick once referred to Sam Throramebi as "Thornabi". In fact, Sam's bitterness about this suggests that people often mispronounce his last name.
** Also in-universe, Donnie couldn't remember [[HerrDoktor 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}}'').
** Again in-universe, Greybeard mispronounced Anubis's name as "Arubis", subtly referencing a typo that [=PeabodySam=] made when first introducing the character.



* LaserBlade: The Space Knights' [[StarWars laser saber]].

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* LaserBlade: The Space Knights' [[StarWars laser saber]].saber.



** The ramblings of the Wallace Bishop in Antarctica revealed that he was once the lab partner of Einstein. Bartholomew Enderson thought that he was talking about UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, but from what we later learned from [[spoiler:Frank Einstein in the Maelstrom Temple]]... Other things said by Wallace Bishop foreshadowed the big reveal.
** Word Of God states that one can easily deduce [[TheHermit Ben Gunn's]] true identity simply by paying attention to the things that he kept in his cave.

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** The ramblings of the Wallace Bishop in Antarctica revealed that he was once the lab partner of Einstein. Bartholomew Enderson thought that he was talking about UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, but from what we later learned from [[spoiler:Frank Einstein Einstein]] in the Maelstrom Temple]]...Temple... Other things said by Wallace Bishop foreshadowed the big reveal.
** Word Of God states that one can easily deduce [[TheHermit Ben Gunn's]] Gunn's true identity simply by paying attention to the things that he kept in his cave.



* LovedOnesMontage: Rex used one in order to break free of [[spoiler:[[FaceYourFears the Darkitect's illusions]]]].

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* LovedOnesMontage: Rex used one in order to break free of [[spoiler:[[FaceYourFears the [[spoiler:the Darkitect's illusions]]]].illusions]].



** Scout finds out that [[LadykillerInLove Spy]] is his father.

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** Scout finds out that [[LadykillerInLove Spy]] Spy is his father.
19th Feb '17 7:44:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheHunter: Scratch.
11th Jan '17 9:20:22 AM PeabodySam
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** When Solomon and Trigger are arguing, an amused Shiller asks if he sould get a ruler. It could be a juvenile measure of who is taller, [[BiggerIsBetterInBed but it could also be a measure of something else]]...

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** When Solomon and Trigger are arguing, an amused Shiller asks if he sould should get a ruler. It could be a juvenile measure of who is taller, [[BiggerIsBetterInBed but it could also be a measure of something else]]...



* TheGhost: In a humorous shout-out to ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', there have been a few passing references to "Keyser Soze", a crime boss (one who Pierce believed to be a myth). Given the film actually treats Soze as a mythical figure (an in the process makes him even more terrifying), a Keyser Soze CaptainErsatz does not appear in the RPG.
* GhostCity: LEGOCity was initially this, although it is been somewhat repaired and some of the population is back. However, it is still played with [[LEGORacers Sandy Bay]] and other cities occasionally visited.

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* TheGhost: In a humorous shout-out to ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', there have been a few passing references to "Keyser Soze", a crime boss (one who Pierce believed to be a myth). Given the film actually treats Soze as a mythical figure (an (and in the process makes him even more terrifying), a Keyser Soze CaptainErsatz does not appear in the RPG.
* GhostCity: LEGOCity LEGO City was initially this, although it is been somewhat repaired and some of the population is back. However, it is still played with [[LEGORacers Sandy Bay]] Bay and other cities occasionally visited.



* HellishCopter: The T-1 Typhoon used by Rex, Hotwire, and Zyra to travel to the [[UndergroundLevel Goo Caverns]] was probably the least safe method of traveling to Ogel's Island imaginable.

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* HellishCopter: HellishCopter:
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The T-1 Typhoon used by Rex, Hotwire, and Zyra to travel to the [[UndergroundLevel Goo Caverns]] Caverns was probably the least safe method of traveling to Ogel's Island imaginable.



* InstantWinCondition: The Einstein Device had (and used) the ability to wipe out practically the entire Mutant Dino army without turning LEGOCity into a nuclear fallout zone. Because of this, [=PeabodySam=] went to great measures to make sure that preparing the Einstein Device required teamwork and cooperation from other players, and during the FinalBattle against [[FinalBoss Dr. Rex]], the Einstein Device could only be fired when Viper had a clear shot at Dr. Rex from aboard the ''Amanda''.

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* InstantWinCondition: The Einstein Device had (and used) the ability to wipe out practically the entire Mutant Dino army without turning LEGOCity LEGO City into a nuclear fallout zone. Because of this, [=PeabodySam=] went to great measures to make sure that preparing the Einstein Device required teamwork and cooperation from other players, and during the FinalBattle against [[FinalBoss Dr. Rex]], the Einstein Device could only be fired when Viper had a clear shot at Dr. Rex from aboard the ''Amanda''.


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* LowerDeckEpisode: [=Andrewnuva199's=] original intention was that his posts, and Andrew's role by extension, would show the Dino Attack from this perspective. This was no longer the case as Andrew found himself pulled more and more into the RPG's main plot, but [=Andrewnuva199=] still tried to give focus to the "lower deck" through means such as the comm chatter.
28th Dec '16 10:27:49 AM PeabodySam
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* GangplankGalleon: Pirates Forbidden Island.



* GenderBlenderName: While multiple characters are named "Sam" (all being male), Andrea's spouse Sam Orange's gender was originally left ambiguous in part due to HideYourLesbians. Ultimately, "Sam" was revealed to be short for "Samantha".



* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Not in ''Dino Attack RPG'' itself, but in the ''Dino Attack: Legacy'' tribute, Databoard knocks some sense into Kotua with a DopeSlap.



* GivenNameReveal: Greybeard's real name was left unknown until illusion!Beatrice referred to him as "Grisbarba" in the Maelstrom Temple.



* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Smoking usually designates that a character is either a badass or a {{jerkass}}.
** CigarChomper: Bricassius, Clint, Snake, and Trigger.
** DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: Angel Eyes.

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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Smoking usually designates that a character is either a badass badass, like Spy, or a {{jerkass}}.
** CigarChomper: Bricassius, Clint, Snake, and Trigger.
** DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: Angel Eyes.
{{jerkass}}, like Trigger.



* HailfirePeaks: Adventurers' Island is essentially ShiftingSandLand + JungleJapes + {{Prehistoria}}.



** How did XERRD fit a Mutant T-Rex, [[{{LEGO}} LEGO's]] largest non-Creator dinosaur, in a disguise the size of a Minifig? Some sort of shrinking serum that reacts with oxygen. But, if you think that's bad, [=PeabodySam=]'s original explanation was [[AssPull even worse]]: XERRD just somehow ''stuffed'' Rex into that disguise really, really well.
** How did [[Franchise/RockRaiders Axle]] suddenly end up at Eldorado Fortress? Teleporter malfunction.

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** How did XERRD fit a Mutant T-Rex, [[{{LEGO}} [[Franchise/{{LEGO}} LEGO's]] largest non-Creator dinosaur, in a disguise the size of a Minifig? Some sort of shrinking serum that reacts with oxygen. But, if you think that's bad, [=PeabodySam=]'s original explanation was [[AssPull even worse]]: XERRD just somehow ''stuffed'' Rex into that disguise really, really well.
** How did [[Franchise/RockRaiders [[Toys/RockRaiders Axle]] suddenly end up at Eldorado Fortress? Teleporter malfunction.



* HeroicSafeMode: Rex is prone to this. The results range from rescuing Dr. Einstein from a Mutant Raptor while using only rope to beating a Mutant Lizard to death with a metal pipe after it threatened Amanda Claw.

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* HeroicSafeMode: HeroicSafeMode:
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Rex is prone to this. The results range from rescuing Dr. Einstein from a Mutant Raptor while using only rope to beating a Mutant Lizard to death with a metal pipe after it threatened Amanda Claw.



* 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 Dr. Rex.
** Libo performed one to save General, Shock, and Sam Throramebi.
** [[spoiler:Semick and Swerve/Septimus]] each performed one to hold off 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]].



* HiddenElfVillage: Adventurers' Island Aztec Village.



* HideYourLesbians: Before ([[SweetPollyOliver the imposter]]) Pyro's [[SamusIsAGirl gender reveal]], Pyro's wiki page stated that he had a wife and kids. When Pyro was revealed to actually be a woman, this made Pyro the ''Dino Attack RPG'''s first explicitly homosexual character. However, as [[ExecutiveMeddling not everyone was not happy with this revelation and wanted Pyro to remain heterosexual]], [=PeabodySam=] changed Pyro's biography from "wife and kids" to a more generic "family" to avoid any further controversies. This, of course, gave rise to certain UnfortunateImplications. Ultimately, this was averted when Andrea Jackson Orange and Maria shared a kiss.

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* HideYourLesbians: Before ([[SweetPollyOliver the imposter]]) Pyro's [[SamusIsAGirl gender reveal]], Pyro's wiki page stated that he had a wife and kids. When Pyro was revealed to actually be a woman, this made Pyro the ''Dino Attack RPG'''s first explicitly homosexual character. However, as [[ExecutiveMeddling not everyone was not happy with this revelation and wanted Pyro to remain heterosexual]], [=PeabodySam=] changed Pyro's biography from "wife and kids" to a more generic "family" to avoid any further controversies. This, of course, gave rise to certain UnfortunateImplications. Ultimately, this was averted when Andrea Jackson Orange and Maria shared a kiss.kiss.
* HighClassGlass: Lord Sam Sinister



* HoldingHands: Considering the amount of love stories in the seven-year-old RPG, it would be too impractical to list every time this happened.
** Everyone held hands and calmly accepted their fate in ''[[WhatIf December 21, 2010]]''.

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* HoldingHands: Considering the amount of love stories in the seven-year-old RPG, it would be too impractical to list every time this happened.
** Everyone
happened. However, a notable example is when everyone held hands and calmly accepted their fate in ''[[WhatIf December 21, 2010]]''.



* HookHand: Sam Sinister, Finister, Greybeard, and briefly Zachary.



* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Greybeard mused this after he seemingly defeated Dr. Rex, only afterwards realizing that it was a RedHerring.
* HubCity: LEGO City.



* HumanoidAliens: Laxus and Dino Aliens both fit the standard.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: The maxim of many realist agents, including Greybeard. Rex also used this line when explaining why he did not tell Amanda about Roger's death.
* IDidntTellYouBecauseYoudBeUnhappy: The reason why Rex did not tell Amanda about Roger's death.



* IDontLikeYouAndYouDontLikeMe: Frozeen to Grease during the final battle.
* IHaveAFamily: Bartholomew Enderson used this line when he was confronted by Silencia Venomosa. He later confessed that it was the greatest mistake he ever made, since she decided to use it as leverage against him.
* IHaveManyNames: A major character trait of Trigger, although we've only seen two of his names in-universe (the other name being "Schiess").



* INeedAFreakingDrink: After having some problems of his own and finding out that two of his teammates were killed, Spy ''really'' needed a cigarette to clear his head so he could figure out the identity of [[TheMole the killer]].
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Medic didn't mind being called out on his questionable methods. He ''did'' mind, however, when Pierce falsely accused him of using rusty tools.
* IWasNeverHere:
** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Edward Korrupte]] made it quite clear to Silencia Venomosa that neither of them were in his office at that time on that day, and they were most certainly not having a conversation about infiltrating Mindstorms, Inc.
** According to Specs, he most certainly did ''not'' have an argument in his office with Rex and Amanda about the identity of the mole.



* IllKillYou:
** One of the few phrases that Dromus knows in the Mutant Dino language.
** Rex made it very clear to French Fries that, if French Fries actually did run over Trouble, Rex would kill him.



* ImNotDoingThatAgain: Frozeen in regards to relapsing into insanity.
* ImYourBiggestFan: The Brickster is Ogel's self-proclaimed #1 fanboy.
* ImYourWorstNightmare: Pterisa introducing herself.
* IveComeTooFar: Said over the comm chatter as a ShoutOut to ''Videogame/Left4Dead2''.
* AnIcePerson: Robo-Subzero, Crystal, and the Ice Snake King.
* IfICantHaveYou: Dr. Rex to Talia Kaahs.
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Said by Michelle Glados during the final battle, [[MillionToOneChance regarding Dino Attack Team's chances of winning]].
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim:
** Garry's moral issues over whether to turn in Rotor. On the one hand he could keep quiet, allowing the team to keep a good leader that they will need in the upcoming battle, but he is still an accomplice to cold-blooded torture, making him no better. On the other hand, he could turn Rotor in. However, the team would be deprived of the one man who can lead a T-1 squad. He would also most likely be punished himself though probably not as severely as if he kept quiet, and worst of all Rotor might try to kill him out of anger. Interestingly, Garry actually chose to keep quiet, though he deliberately faked Jenny's death to get her as far away from Rotor as possible.
** Called out by Carolyne Provencal when she was at Zach's mercy with her One-Hit Kill Agony Beam staff. Despite wishing to humanely kill Provencal, Zach causes him to go ahead and kill her with the staff.



* InformedAttribute: Sometimes, the way a character is depicted is not exactly how the character is described.
** InformedAbility: Rex is incredibly skilled with ropes, [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything even though he only uses ropes about three or four times the entire RPG]]. Aster Oid, Greybeard, Sam Race, King Joseph Race, and Sir Robert Batrick are apparently skilled racers, but we've only really seen Sam Race behind the wheel. Many other examples exist. Mostly, these are ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything.
*** Mutant Lizards (and by extension, ''Quasifigus lacteriilia'') are said to be adaptable, never falling for the same trick twice. This really has not been displayed much in ''Dino Attack RPG'', though. Although, numerous times in the final battle, it was mentioned that Greybeard and Frozeen had to occasionally switch tactics to keep the Mutant Lizards from adapting.
*** Kat, who is supposedly an expert in security systems, has never demonstrated this beyond escaping a pair of handcuffs.
*** Hertz is said to be an expert in cryptology and [[CunningLinguist linguistics]] but has never exhibited this skill.
*** Trigger is described as cold and logical, but all of his actions so far have shown him to be hotheaded and almost entirely ruled by emotion.
*** Trigger was hired by Dino Attack Team for his driving skills... and we've ''never'' seen him behind the wheel.
** InformedFlaw: Frozeen's Asperger's syndrome, which, despite the character's eight-year-long literary history, never really presented itself until the last few months when Gromtin was introduced.
** [[InformedJudaism Informed Islam]]: WordOfGod says Dust is Muslum, however there is no evidence that he follows the faith since he comes off as a skeptic and drinks liquor. Given his background, a rational explanation would be that he is of Islamic descent, and maybe grew up learning Islamic culture, but Dust himself is not very religious and so does not follow the all of standard traditions.
** InformedJudaism: WordOfGod says that Frank Einstein is Jewish. Given his [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein namesake]], this shouldn't be ''too'' much of a surprise.
*** Dr. Solomon Koplowitz is also Jewish.
** InformedLoner: Despite Voltage, Kai, Hammer, Magma, and Reptile being Informed Loners, they all ended up working closely with other Dino Attack agents.
* InnocentBystander: Trigger's flashback contained a few unfortunate bystanders who happened to be in the way of his illegal job. Of particular note is the unnamed truck driver that was murdered when his cargo was hijacked (though that was self-defense, as he did try to pull a gun), Edward Korrupte's secretary Ursula Bennett who was shot during the heist, and even Dust became one briefly.

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* InformedAttribute: Sometimes, the way a character is depicted is not exactly how the character is described.
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InformedAbility: Mostly, these are ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything.
**
Rex is incredibly skilled with ropes, [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything even though he only uses ropes about three or four times the entire RPG]]. RPG]].
**
Aster Oid, Greybeard, Sam Race, King Joseph Race, and Sir Robert Batrick are apparently skilled racers, but we've only really seen Sam Race behind the wheel. Many other examples exist. Mostly, these are ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything.
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wheel.
**
Mutant Lizards (and by extension, ''Quasifigus lacteriilia'') are said to be adaptable, never falling for the same trick twice. This really has not been displayed much in ''Dino Attack RPG'', though. Although, numerous times in the final battle, it was mentioned that Greybeard and Frozeen had to occasionally switch tactics to keep the Mutant Lizards from adapting.
*** ** Kat, who is supposedly an expert in security systems, has never demonstrated this beyond escaping a pair of handcuffs.
*** ** Hertz is said to be an expert in cryptology and [[CunningLinguist linguistics]] but has never exhibited this skill.
*** ** Trigger is described as cold and logical, but all of his actions so far have shown him to be hotheaded and almost entirely ruled by emotion.
*** ** Trigger was hired by Dino Attack Team for his driving skills... and we've ''never'' seen him behind the wheel.
** * InformedFlaw: Frozeen's Asperger's syndrome, which, despite the character's eight-year-long literary history, never really presented itself until the last few months when Gromtin was introduced.
* InformedJudaism:
** [[InformedJudaism Informed Islam]]: WordOfGod says that Frank Einstein is Jewish. Given his [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein namesake]], this shouldn't be ''too'' much of a surprise.
** Dr. Solomon Koplowitz is also Jewish.
** On a related note, Word Of God
says Dust is Muslum, however there is no evidence that he follows the faith since he comes off as a skeptic and drinks liquor. Given his background, a rational explanation would be that he is of Islamic descent, and maybe grew up learning Islamic culture, but Dust himself is not very religious and so does not follow the all of standard traditions.
** InformedJudaism: WordOfGod says that Frank Einstein is Jewish. Given his [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein namesake]], this shouldn't be ''too'' much of a surprise.
*** Dr. Solomon Koplowitz is also Jewish.
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* InformedLoner: Despite Voltage, Kai, Hammer, Magma, and Reptile being Informed Loners, they all ended up working closely with other Dino Attack agents.
* InnocentBystander: InnocentBystander:
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Trigger's flashback contained a few unfortunate bystanders who happened to be in the way of his illegal job. Of particular note is the unnamed truck driver that was murdered when his cargo was hijacked (though that was self-defense, as he did try to pull a gun), Edward Korrupte's secretary Ursula Bennett who was shot during the heist, and even Dust became one briefly.



* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by the [[DorkAge infamous]] ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}} [[XMeetsY Meets]] [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] RPG'' incident.
* InstantEmergencyResponse: Justified in most instances. J.D.'s murder recieved a quick response because it was ''inside'' the medical tent, right in front of at least three Doctors. The sudden death of Engineer arguably recieved similar, as did Medic.

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by the [[DorkAge infamous]] The ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}} [[XMeetsY Meets]] [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] RPG'' incident.
incident was clearly a misguided attempt at adding "instant awesome" into the RPG.
* InstantEmergencyResponse: Justified in most instances. instances.
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J.D.'s murder recieved a quick response because it was ''inside'' the medical tent, right in front of at least three Doctors. Doctors.
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The sudden death of Engineer arguably recieved similar, as did Medic.



* IntendedAudienceReaction: Atton Rand feels repulsed by [=Andrewnuva199=]'s illustration of Pterisa, which was the exact impression that [=PeabodySam=] wanted [[TheGrotesque Pterisa's appearance]] to invoke.

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* IntendedAudienceReaction: IntendedAudienceReaction:
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Atton Rand feels repulsed by [=Andrewnuva199=]'s illustration of Pterisa, which was the exact impression that [=PeabodySam=] wanted [[TheGrotesque Pterisa's appearance]] to invoke.



* IronicName: An unintentional example, but one of Trigger's old partners who was killed by Silencia Venomosa was named "Verbal". While it was never actually stated if this was his last name, a nickname, or just an alias, it's interestingly ironic on two fronts. First, the guy didn't talk much. Second, it's funny when you consider his name was meant as a shout-out to Verbal Kint, Creator/KevinSpacey's character in the 1995 film ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. In that film, Verbal Kint was the only survivor of a job organized by a shady criminal mastermind, with most of the plot centered around him telling the story of how it all happened.
* IronicNickname: Soldier, who is a sergeant, and Shotgun, who is a sniper.



* ItHasBeenAnHonor:
** Dust wanted Rockford to know that it was an honor to have known him.
** Specs, Semick, and Rex have all invoked this trope when talking to their fellow Dino Attack agents towards the end of the FinalBattle.
* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: Reptile said this after the defeat of Dr. Rex. This was also the theme of the final ''Dino Attack RPG'' post, emphasizing that the end of ''Dino Attack RPG'' marks the beginning of a brand new chapter in everybody's lives.
* ItIsNotYourTime: Played with. The mysterious voice that Kotua, Databoard, Frozeen, Trigger, and Rex all heard upon death told them that it ''was'' their time. Kotua, Databoard, and Frozeen had to convince the voice otherwise in order to be revived, and by the time it was Frozeen's turn, the voice was less than willing to comply. Trigger did not even get a chance to convince the voice, and Rex is the only one who peacefully accepted the voice.



* ItsPersonal: The motivations of Shadow, Blade, Jordan, and Talia Kaahs. Also King Joseph Race, after Willa the Witch killed Sir Robert Batrick. Rex, too, during the later stages of the final battle.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Dust was right oh so many times.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: JerkassHasAPoint:
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Dust was right oh so many times.



* JungleJapes: The jungles of Adventurers' Island, Ogel's Island, Dinosaur Island, and Pirates Forbidden Island.



* JustFriends: Minerva claimed that she and Zach were this. However, it was apparent before and after her statement that their feelings for each other was beyond being "just friends".

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* JustFriends: JustFriends:
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Minerva claimed that she and Zach were this. However, it was apparent before and after her statement that their feelings for each other was beyond being "just friends".



* KatanasAreJustBetter: Despite Nazareno's status as a sci-fi ninja-type guy, he primarily uses two golden katanas to fight everything from cutting down fortress guards to ''shattering ''the skull of a Mutant Raptor. Enforced by Solomon Koplowitz and Zelda Frodongan.
** RuleOfCool is definitely at play here as well, given that real-life katanas -- while indeed incredibly sharp -- are not all that strong.

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* KatanasAreJustBetter: RuleOfCool is definitely at play here as well, given that real-life katanas -- while indeed incredibly sharp -- are not all that strong.
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Despite Nazareno's status as a sci-fi ninja-type guy, he primarily uses two golden katanas to fight everything from cutting down fortress guards to ''shattering ''the skull of a Mutant Raptor. Raptor.
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Enforced by Solomon Koplowitz and Zelda Frodongan.
** RuleOfCool is definitely at play here as well, given that real-life katanas -- while indeed incredibly sharp -- are not all that strong.
Frodongan.



* KillEmAll: ''[[WhatIf December 21, 2010]]'' ended with ''the entire world'' blowing up, and an explicit description saying that none of the six main characters survived. It's made more heartbreaking by the references to some of the most likable characters having died long before, meaning this small group of people were the only ones left.
** While it was established that Minifig life exists on other planets, the destruction of their home world and largest population would be harsh blow to Minifigkind and a major victory for the Maelstrom, which would have spread to the LEGO System and began destroying other worlds such as [[Toys/LEGOLifeOnMars Mars]] and [[Toys/LEGOSpace Ice Planet 2002]].

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* KillEmAll: KillEmAll:
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''[[WhatIf December 21, 2010]]'' ended with ''the entire world'' blowing up, and an explicit description saying that none of the six main characters survived. It's made more heartbreaking by the references to some of the most likable characters having died long before, meaning this small group of people were the only ones left.
** *** While it was established that Minifig life exists on other planets, the destruction of their home world and largest population would be harsh blow to Minifigkind and a major victory for the Maelstrom, which would have spread to the LEGO System and began destroying other worlds such as [[Toys/LEGOLifeOnMars Mars]] and [[Toys/LEGOSpace Ice Planet 2002]].



* KillHimAlready: What Greybeard wanted to do after Dr. Rex's fall. If only Rex had listened to him instead of wanting to give Dr. Rex some CruelMercy...



* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:Walter Breen.]]
** The Infomaniac Andrew saw in the Maelstrom temple died in a similar fashion.
* TheKirk: Rotor to some extent.

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* KilledMidSentence: KilledMidSentence:
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[[spoiler:Walter Breen.]]
Breen]] was shot and killed in the middle of a boast.
** The Infomaniac illusion Andrew saw in the Maelstrom temple died in a similar fashion.
* AKindOfOne: It's unclear whether the egg came before the chicken, but what is known is that the species names for the three unused Quasifigus species (''Quasifigus tyrannus'', ''Quasifigus velosis'', and ''Quasifigus pterisa'') also happen to be the names of the three specimens created by Wallace Bishop (Tyrannus, Velosis, and Pterisa, respectively).
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TheKirk: Rotor Greybeard, in comparison with the [[TheMcCoy more emotional]] Rex and the [[TheSpock more logical]] Frozeen. Of the three, he comes across as the most practical, able to some extent.balance his emotional drive and his experience-based logic, therefore knowing what he must do in any situation. He is much more down-to-earth than Rex, but is also able to emotionally relate to his companions much better than Frozeen can.


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* LastNameBasis:
** Most of the medics as well as the majority of XERRD's scientists.
** Also applies to Dino Attack agents Remous, Wright, and Shiller.


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* 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.
** For reasons he cannot explain, Zachary Virchaus cannot bring himself to say the word "idiot", [[Website/BZPower 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.


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* LetXBeTheUnknown: Agent X.
* LetsDance: Said by Glide to Kotua.


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* LikeASonToMe:
** Seeing as he was a barren man, Wallace Bishop viewed his lab assistant as his daughter.
** Although they are not biologically related, Greybeard sees Mary Rose as if she really were his granddaughter.


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* 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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* GenreSavvy: Discussed during the infiltration of the XERRD Fortress. When they were trying to find a place to hide some unconscious mooks that were MuggedForDisguise, Amanda warns her teammates not to hide the bodies in a utility closet like in SpyFiction movies... because the people in charge of security most likely have also seen those movies, and so the closet will be the first place they check.



* HeelFaceMole: The Hybrids appeared to undergo a HeelRaceTurn and join Dino Attack Team's side, but then it turned out they were still working for XERRD the whole time. By the time Dino Attack Team realized this, the Hybrids had already taken over key outposts in Castle Cove and Gold City.



** In a very Darth Vader-esque example, not only does Minerva’s suffering force Zach to change his ways but overthrow the big boss and save the girl.

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** In a very Darth Vader-esque example, not only does Minerva’s Minerva's suffering force Zach to change his ways but overthrow the big boss and save the girl.



* HeelRaceTurn: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by the Quasifigus Hybrids. They appear to have switched sides twice during the war: first a HeelFaceTurn, then a FaceHeelTurn. However, they never actually were on Dino Attack Team's side; they were working for XERRD the whole time, and their Heel Face Turn was just a ploy and thus there was no real Face Heel Turn.

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* HeelRaceTurn: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by the Quasifigus Hybrids. They appear to have switched sides twice during the war: first a HeelFaceTurn, then a FaceHeelTurn. However, they never actually were on Dino Attack Team's side; [[HeelFaceMole they were working for XERRD the whole time, time]], and their Heel Face Turn was just a ploy and thus there was no real Face Heel Turn.


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* LoveHurts: The worst emotional pains that characters such as Rex, Fullmetal, and Hertz go through are the result of loving someone.
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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Smoking usually designates that a character is either a {{badass}} or a {{jerkass}}.

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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Smoking usually designates that a character is either a {{badass}} badass or a {{jerkass}}.
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Kareem Nazareno and Clarke Deadworth.
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