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6th Sep '17 1:51:42 PM PeabodySam
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* TheMenInBlack: [=ShadowTech=].



*** Similarly, Sam Sinister kept mispronouncing Paulie Gonapus's name, and one such mispronunciation was "Octo Gonapus". [[WebAnimation/TheLazerCollection Dr. Octogonapus]] serves as the inspiration for Paulie Gonapus.

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*** ** Similarly, Sam Sinister kept mispronouncing Paulie Gonapus's name, and one such mispronunciation was "Octo Gonapus". [[WebAnimation/TheLazerCollection Dr. Octogonapus]] serves as the inspiration for Paulie Gonapus.



** The comm chatter in ''First Assignment'' contains a number of these gags. One comment suggests sending a team of six heroes to deal with the Mutant Dino threat at Enchanted Island, which makes a lot more sense when one considers that a retcon replaced Mata Nui with Enchanted Island when ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' content was removed from the RPG. Another comment accuses his teammates of being children, referencing ''Dino Attack RPG'''s early problems with underage ChildSoldiers. There's also an argument on the comm chatter over whether Zed of ''LEGO Alpha Team'' or Jake Raines of ''LEGO Pharaoh's Quest'' just joined Dino Attack Team, referencing the fact that Rex (who, in ''First Assignment'', was a rookie that just joined the team) was first represented with Zed's head and later represented with Jake's head; the former was also referenced during the Goo Caverns story arc when an Ogel Drone mistook Rex for Zed.
** In ''Love and War'', Zero refers to the new Dino Attack Headquarters as a "tower of trials". This references BZP Noob #30000's original version of the story, in which the new building was called the Tower of Eight Trials.
** Related to the above, Phantom tells Rex that Zero saw a "super Mutant Pterosaur" in the hangar on the headquarters' top floor, although he later reveals that there might not have been a super Mutant Pterosaur at all. This references the Super Mutant Pterosaur located on the top floor hangar of the Tower of Eight Trials, which very quickly became part of an AbortedArc.
** Continuing the references to the Tower of Eight Trials in ''Love and War'': when Rex is unable to open the front door, he sarcastically wonders if solving a riddle will make it open. Guess how Rex and Zero had to enter the Tower of Eight Trials.

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** The comm chatter in ''First Assignment'' contains a number of these gags. One comment suggests sending a team of six heroes to deal with the Mutant Dino threat at Enchanted Island, which makes a lot more sense when one considers that a retcon replaced Mata Nui with Enchanted Island when ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' content For example, there was removed from the RPG. Another comment accuses his teammates of being children, referencing ''Dino Attack RPG'''s early problems with underage ChildSoldiers. There's also an argument on the comm chatter over whether Zed of ''LEGO Alpha Team'' ''Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam'' or Jake Raines of ''LEGO Pharaoh's Quest'' just joined Dino Attack Team, referencing the fact that Rex (who, in ''First Assignment'', was a rookie that just joined the team) was first represented with Zed's head and later represented with Jake's head; the former was also referenced during the Goo Caverns story arc when an Ogel Drone mistook Rex for Zed.
** In ''Love and War'', Zero refers to the new Dino Attack Headquarters as a "tower of trials". This references BZP Noob #30000's original version of the story, in which the new building was called the Tower of Eight Trials.
** Related to the above, Phantom tells Rex that Zero saw a "super Mutant Pterosaur" in the hangar on the headquarters' top floor, although he later reveals that there might not have been a super Mutant Pterosaur at all. This references the Super Mutant Pterosaur located on the top floor hangar of the Tower of Eight Trials, which very quickly became part of an AbortedArc.
** Continuing the references to the Tower of Eight Trials in ''Love and War'': when Rex is unable to open the front door, he sarcastically wonders if solving a riddle will make it open. Guess how Rex and Zero had to enter the Tower of Eight Trials.
Zed.



** Rex and Reptile used Iron Predators to defend a power station from a Mutant T-Rex attack, which culminated in the arrival of the founding members in a T-1 Typhoon to save the day and drive the T-Rexes back across the river. This whole scene was a reference to a battle described on the Toys/LEGODinoAttack website.
** The T-1 Typhoon battle against Dr. Rex and the occasional Mutant Pterosaur atop a burning Dino Attack Headquarters was modeled after the box art for the T-1 Typhoon set.[[note]]Although, in the RPG, Specs and Viper are in a separate T-1 Typhoon from the one flown by Shadow and Digger.[[/note]]
** Although they are given OnlyOneName in the RPG itself (being consistent with their North American names), the full names of Willa the Witch and Mr. Cunningham [[AllThereInTheManual on the wiki]] combine their various {{Dub Name Change}}s.



* NebulousEvilOrganisation: In an alternate timeline, FUTURE was an international pact of LEGO villains with the goal of promoting evil acts, killing heroes, and instilling fear in the public.



* ObiWanMoment: [[spoiler:Semick, Rex, and even Dr. Rex]] had Obi-Wan Moments when they died.
29th Aug '17 10:56:43 PM PaulA
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* {{MIB}}: [=ShadowTech=].

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* {{MIB}}: TheMenInBlack: [=ShadowTech=].
8th Aug '17 11:10:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RaceAgainstTime: A few examples of this include the XERRD Fortress's six-minute countdown to [[DeadlyGas toxins]] flooding the base and Zachary Virchaus's [[YouHave48Hours You Have Sixty Hours]] proposal, although the latter was ultimately subverted because Virchaus kept pushing the deadline back.

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* RaceAgainstTime: A few examples of this include the XERRD Fortress's six-minute countdown to [[DeadlyGas toxins]] flooding the base and Zachary Virchaus's [[YouHave48Hours You Have Sixty Hours]] proposal, sixty hours deadline, although the latter was ultimately subverted because Virchaus kept pushing the deadline back.
1st Jul '17 10:24:29 AM PeabodySam
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* ProphecyTwist: In ''The Huntsman'', Master Yogen prophecized that a "man, with knowledge far beyond his years, held the power to banish the Maelstrom from an entire planet, even if he could not realize it." Attila Huntsman took this prophecy to heart and believed that Dr. Rex had the power to eradicate the Maelstrom. In the end, [[spoiler:Dr. Rex ''did'' banish the Maelstrom from LEGO Planet... by resisting the Darkitect's control long enough to willingly let himself be shot and killed with the Einstein Device, which banished the Darkitect and ended the Dino Attack.]]



** [[CaptainObvious Pyro]] and Andrea Jackson Orange.

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** [[CaptainObvious [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pyro]] and Andrea Jackson Orange.


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* QuizzicalTilt: Mutants, such as Shade, occasionally do this to indicate curiosity. Amanda Claw also tended to do this, especially during her days as a mute.
9th Jan '17 8:22:34 AM PeabodySam
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* OminousLatinChanting: Can be heard in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0P7LQwu2xY Divine Intervention]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0frMSjt1rc Eye to Eye]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIhAjFOHQtE Redemption]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZrvDcQ2h5k&list=UUOJFwFMcmgM8RTOIAyl5MtA Internal Confrontation]]", and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwf6M0bl1xA The End of All Things]]", courtesy of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', ''[[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay Conker: Live & Reloaded]]'', ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'', ''[[Music/{{Nightwish}} Imaginaerum]]'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''[[Music/ESPosthumus Unearthed]]'', ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion 2.0]]'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', and more.

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* OminousLatinChanting: Can be heard in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0P7LQwu2xY Divine Intervention]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0frMSjt1rc Eye to Eye]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIhAjFOHQtE Redemption]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZrvDcQ2h5k&list=UUOJFwFMcmgM8RTOIAyl5MtA Internal Confrontation]]", and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwf6M0bl1xA The End of All Things]]", courtesy of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', ''[[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay Conker: Live & Reloaded]]'', ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', ''[[Music/{{Nightwish}} Imaginaerum]]'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''[[Music/ESPosthumus Unearthed]]'', ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion 2.0]]'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', and more.



* OriginsEpisode: In a way, each of [=PeabodySam=]'s short stories serves as one for how a particular character: ''Merciful Escape'' for Rex, ''First Assignment'' for Trouble, ''Love and War'' for Amanda, and ''The Huntsman'' for Ata.

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* OriginsEpisode: In a way, each of [=PeabodySam=]'s short stories (excluding ''Time and Place'') serves as one for how a particular character: character became involved with Dino Attack Team: ''Merciful Escape'' for Rex, ''First Assignment'' for Trouble, ''Love and War'' for Amanda, and ''The Huntsman'' for Ata.



* PointyHairedBoss: French Fries, the crazy Elite Agent who apparently thought that upon discovery of the Antarctica mission it would be a smart move to broadcast it all over LEGOCity.

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* PointyHairedBoss: French Fries, the crazy Elite Agent who apparently thought that upon discovery of the Antarctica mission it would be a smart move to broadcast it all over LEGOCity.LEGO City.



** Early in the RPG, Atton Rand only had three characters; Zenna, [[Franchise/RockRaiders Axle]], and [[PirateGirl Elizabeth]]. However, Axle's role was dropped in favor of focusing on characters that were introduced by Atton Rand himself[[note]]although most of Atton Rand's cast consists of CaptainErsatz and {{Expy}} characters[[/note]] rather than the [[Franchise/{{LEGO}} LEGO Company]] after his return from hiatus, and Zenna was critically wounded in the Adventurers' Island campaign, leaving Elizabeth as the only one of them to still be present in ''At War's End''.

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** Early in the RPG, Atton Rand only had three characters; Zenna, [[Franchise/RockRaiders [[Toys/RockRaiders Axle]], and [[PirateGirl Elizabeth]]. However, Axle's role was dropped in favor of focusing on characters that were introduced by Atton Rand himself[[note]]although most of Atton Rand's cast consists of CaptainErsatz and {{Expy}} characters[[/note]] rather than the [[Franchise/{{LEGO}} LEGO Company]] after his return from hiatus, and Zenna was critically wounded in the Adventurers' Island campaign, leaving Elizabeth as the only one of them to still be present in ''At War's End''.


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* RussianRoulette: Anubis tries to play Russian roulette in ''Time and Place'', but is interrupted by Fate before he can pull the trigger. It is later revealed that, if Fate hadn't interrupted, Anubis would have lost the game.
8th Jan '17 6:35:07 PM nombretomado
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** Additionally, there was the group of villains consisting of [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Evil Ogel]], [[Toys/LEGOAdventurers Sam Sinister]], [[VideoGame/LEGOIsland the Brickster]], and [[Toys/KnightsKingdom2 Vladek]], as well as [[MyFutureSelfAndMe another group consisting of their futuristic counterparts]].

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** Additionally, there was the group of villains consisting of [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam [[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Evil Ogel]], [[Toys/LEGOAdventurers Sam Sinister]], [[VideoGame/LEGOIsland the Brickster]], and [[Toys/KnightsKingdom2 Vladek]], as well as [[MyFutureSelfAndMe another group consisting of their futuristic counterparts]].



** Dino Attack Team [[EnemyMine allied with]] [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Evil Ogel]], [[Toys/LEGOAdventurers Sam Sinister]], [[VideoGame/LEGOIsland the Brickster]], and [[Toys/KnightsKingdom2 Lord Vladek]].

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** Dino Attack Team [[EnemyMine allied with]] [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam [[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Evil Ogel]], [[Toys/LEGOAdventurers Sam Sinister]], [[VideoGame/LEGOIsland the Brickster]], and [[Toys/KnightsKingdom2 Lord Vladek]].
28th Dec '16 10:27:54 AM PeabodySam
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* MacGuffin: Green Goo during the Goo Caverns mission and the Constructopedia during the LEGO Island mission.
** DismantledMacGuffin: The Constructopedia, which had many missing pages gradually recovered by Dino Attack agents.
** MacGuffinEscortMission: Frozeen and Greybeard bringing the Maelstrom Crystal to the Maelstrom Temple.

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* MacGuffin: Green Goo during the Goo Caverns mission and mission, the Constructopedia [[DismantledMacGuffin Constructopedia]] during the LEGO Island mission, and the Maelstrom Crystal during the Adventurers' Island mission.
** DismantledMacGuffin: The Constructopedia, which had many missing pages gradually recovered by Dino Attack agents.
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* MacGuffinEscortMission: Frozeen and Greybeard bringing the Maelstrom Crystal to the Maelstrom Temple.



** This happened a lot in the early days of the RPG, with characters getting into potentially lethal scenarios and only taking on minor damage.
*** It was [[AvertedTrope averted]] a lot more by the end. Rex didn't get away from LEGO Island without partial paralysis, Zenna took on severe wounds on Adventurer's Island that left her in a coma, Hotwire was forced to wound his leg to the point of amputation being necessary after getting a Maelstrom infection, Hertz and Raider both broke arms that never fully healed, and so on. Then of course came [[AnyoneCanDie the death toll...]]]

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** This happened a lot in the early days of the RPG, with characters getting into potentially lethal scenarios and only taking on minor damage.
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damage. It was [[AvertedTrope averted]] a lot more by the end. end, with characters like Rex didn't get away from LEGO Island without partial paralysis, Zenna took on severe wounds on Adventurer's Island that left her in a coma, and Hotwire was forced sustaining permanent injuries, not to wound his leg to the point of amputation being necessary after getting a Maelstrom infection, Hertz and Raider both broke arms that never fully healed, and so on. Then of course came mention [[AnyoneCanDie the death toll...]]]]]



** Dust wore a cowl, balaclava, ''and'' goggles when he first arived on the island.
** Cowls and Hoods: Spy wears a cowl, while Frozeen and the Future Villains were all InTheHood.
** DominoMask: The Brickster.
** Ski Masks: Specs and X wear balaclavas, and of course Spy has his cowl.
* TheManBehindTheMonsters: Dr. Rex.
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus.]]

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** Dust wore a cowl, balaclava, ''and'' goggles when he first arived arrived on the island.
** Cowls and Hoods: Spy wears a cowl, while Frozeen and the Future Villains were all InTheHood.
** DominoMask: The Brickster.
Brickster wears a DominoMask.
** Ski Masks: Specs and X wear balaclavas, and of course Spy has his cowl.
balaclavas.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus, the man manipulating Dr. Rex from behind-the-scenes. That is, if he can even be called a "man" after becoming the [[HumanoidAbomination Darkitect]].]]
* TheManBehindTheMonsters: Dr. Rex.
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus.]]
Rex, the leader of XERRD and creator of the Mutant Dinos.



* MassOhCrap: Dino Attack Team when they saw the size of the Mutant Dino army at the dawn of the FinalBattle.
* MassTeleportation: As a T-1 Typhoon approached the LEGO Island Laboratory, the XERRD scientists inside began endlessly teleporting Mutant Lizards aboard the helicopter. Dino Attack Team also began a MassTeleportation of evacuees to Antarctica during the FinalBattle.



* MeaningfulName:
** General Evil, Little Bot, Rex, Trouble, Stealth, Dr. Rex, Greybeard, Dr. Wolf, Pilot, Gunner, Dr. Cyborg, Colonel, Scratch, Hacker, the entire Second Headquarters Squad... the list goes on.
** Dust's surname, Thutmuse, is a reference to his royal heritage.
** Anyone who'd seen Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982'' should have quickly realized the significance of the names Clark and Palmer.
** Many of Trigger's former colleagues had names referring to crime films. Two of them (Deniro and Scorsese) were named after famous people associated with them, while another three were named after specific characters. The one exception to this rule is Montoya, who was named after Daniel Baldwin's character in ''Film/JohnCarpentersVampires'', which was nothing more than a shout-out to the inspiration behind Trigger/Schiess, as the characters look similar but are otherwise completely different.
** Interestingly, Montoya's name has an unintentional double meaning. While it was originally intended as a shout-out to Trigger's inspiration, he also shares the name with Inigo Montoya, a swordsman from ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. Much like how [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya Inigo]] [[PrepareToDie was determined to find]] [[YouKilledMyFather the man who killed his father]], Montoya is determined to find revenge on the woman who killed his partners.
** The name Amanda means "having to be loved," "deserving to be loved," or "worthy of love." When you consider Amanda Claw's role in ''Dino Attack RPG'', you realize that there could not have possibly been a more fitting name.
* MeaningfulRename:
** When Agent X renamed himself Xeke.
** From George Ogel [[FaceHeelTurn to]] General Evil [[HeelFaceTurn to simply]] General, a rename for this character means a significant change in personality.



* MedievalEuropeanFantasy: Castle Cove.



* 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).



* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Most, if not all, [[RedShirt Red Shirts]] are male. Somewhat justified, as there is a greater ratio of men to women in the team.
** Interestingly, at one point during the Adventurers' Island arc, a female RedShirt was mentioned, but she was only wounded and never explicitly said to have died.

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Most, if not all, [[RedShirt Red Shirts]] are male. Somewhat justified, as there is a greater ratio of men to women in the team.
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team. Interestingly, at one point during the Adventurers' Island arc, a female RedShirt was mentioned, but she was only wounded and never explicitly said to have died.



** RedHerringMole: [=PeabodySam=] has numerous Red Herring Moles planted in Dino Attack Team. For a list of them, see the Wild Mass Guessing page.
*** There was also Clark, who Palmer fooled people into thinking was infected by the Maelstrom.
** ReverseMole: Dino Attack Team had a ReverseMole planted in XERRD: [[spoiler:Frank Einstein, under the identity of "Wallace Bishop".]]



** FutureMeScaresMe: Lord Sam Sinister made it known that he was afraid of Finister. Even Evil Ogel felt uncomfortable around Fogel.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
** FutureMeScaresMe: Lord Sam Sinister made it known Rex had one of these moments after realizing that he was afraid beat a Mutant Lizard to death with a metal pipe.
** Garry got this ''twice'', though he didn't use those exact words. First when he visited Jenny shortly after torturing her in cold blood, and then a second time when he unwittingly botched the assault on the real Maelstrom temple by bringing a power-hungry Stromling inside.
** Oswald has this as a part
of Finister. Even Evil Ogel felt uncomfortable around Fogel.his VillainousBSOD.



* MysteriousMiddleInitial: Ronald E. Army, Tex S. Holdem, and Grisbarba L. Pirata.



* NamingConventions: Conventionally.
** 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".
*** The name "Fogel" was originally coined as an insult, but Fogel decided to bear it with pride.
** CaptainColorbeard: Greybeard, Goldbeard, and Redbeard.
** CodeName: Many Dino Attack agents signed up under codenames.
** EmbarrassingNickname: Ronald E. Army, whose nickname "Soldier" is actually an insult to his status as a sergeant.
** FirstNameBasis: Kate, David, Zachary, Jenny, and Rex.
** 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, what with two other Dino Attack agents named Andrew and Barry Jackson.
** 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".
** GivenNameReveal: Greybeard's real name was left unknown until illusion!Beatrice referred to him as "Grisbarba" in the Maelstrom Temple.
** IHaveManyNames: A major character trait of Trigger, although we've only seen two of his names in-universe (the other name being "Schiess").
** 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.
** 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).
** LastNameBasis:
*** Most of the medics as well as the majority of XERRD's scientists.
*** Also applies to Dino Attack agents Remous, Wright, and Shiller.
** LetXBeTheUnknown: Agent X.
** MeaningfulName:
*** General Evil, Little Bot, Rex, Trouble, Stealth, Dr. Rex, Greybeard, Dr. Wolf, Pilot, Gunner, Dr. Cyborg, Colonel, Scratch, Hacker, the entire Second Headquarters Squad... the list goes on.
*** Dust's surname, Thutmuse, is a reference to his royal heritage.
*** Anyone who'd seen Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982'' should have quickly realized the significance of the names Clark and Palmer.
*** Many of Trigger's former colleagues had names referring to crime films. Two of them (Deniro and Scorsese) were named after famous people associated with them, while another three were named after specific characters. The one exception to this rule is Montoya, who was named after Daniel Baldwin's character in ''Film/JohnCarpentersVampires'', which was nothing more than a shout-out to the inspiration behind Trigger/Schiess, as the characters look similar but are otherwise completely different.
*** Interestingly, Montoya's name has an unintentional double meaning. While it was originally intended as a shout-out to Trigger's inspiration, he also shares the name with Inigo Montoya, a swordsman from ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. Much like how [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya Inigo]] [[PrepareToDie was determined to find]] [[YouKilledMyFather the man who killed his father]], Montoya is determined to find revenge on the woman who killed his partners.
*** The name Amanda means "having to be loved," "deserving to be loved," or "worthy of love." When you consider Amanda Claw's role in ''Dino Attack RPG'', you realize that there could not have possibly been a more fitting name.
** MeaningfulRename:
*** When Agent X renamed himself Xeke.
*** From George Ogel [[FaceHeelTurn to]] General Evil [[HeelFaceTurn to simply]] General, a rename for this character means a significant change in personality.
*** ShedTheFamilyName: Blaire did this after falling out with his parents and running away from home.
** MysteriousMiddleInitial: Ronald E. Army, Tex S. Holdem, and Grisbarba L. Pirata.
** NamedByDemocracy: [[EmbarrassingNickname Soldier]] and Medic.
** NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Many examples of this trope, most notably including [[RLeeErmey Ronald E. Army]] and [[Creator/ClintEastwood Clint]] [[Creator/JohnWayne Wayne]].
** NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Anyone familiar with the namesakes of [[Videogame/HalfLife2 Dr. Breen]] and [[Videogame/{{Portal}} Dr. Glados]] would know to stay ''far'' away from them.
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Adjectives}}: Evil Ogel, [[spoiler:the Darkitect]], and Blaire Darkling.
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/AncientDeadLanguages: Zachary's last name, Virchaus, is an amalgamation of "Virtus Chaos", which roughly means "Power of Chaos" in Latin.
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Animal}}: Dragon and Brickspider Bot v1.0.
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/BodyPart: "Robo-Limb" (also known as the Frickster).
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Conquerors}}: Ivan Tzenovich, Napoleon XIV Mental Institution, and Mr. Bonaparte.
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/ForeignLanguageNames: Schattenberg ("schatten" is German for "shadow"), Silencia Venomosa ("silencio" and "venomosa" are Spanish for "silent" and "venom"), Gahiji Thutmose ("Gahiji" is Arabic for "hunter"), Doctor Dunkelheit ("dunkelheit" is German for "darkness") Dino Attack Agent Verrat ("verrat" is German for "betrayal"), Tod Fabello ("tod" is German for "death"), Grisbarba L. Pirata ("barba gris" and "pirata" are Spanish for "gray beard" and "pirate"), Edward Korrupte ("korrupte" is Danish for "corrupt"), and Uærlig Sindstorme ("uærlig" and "sind storme" are Danish for "dishonest" and "mind storms").
*** NameOfCain: Canis "Cane" Schattenberg
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/NotoriousKillers: Bricassius.
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/ReligiousNames: Bonus points goes to the Mutant T-Rex named Ragnorok, since "Ragnarok" of Norse Mythology essentially refers to the apocalypse.
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}}: Doctor Bishop (covering both the Bishop and Doctor categories), "Boss" (also known as Fogel), Doctor Breen, Doctor Provencal, Doctor Glados, Doctor Gonepus, Doctor Strangebrick, Sergeant Army, Colonel Quartich, and [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus]].
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Weapons}}: "Hooks" and "Dark Sword" (also known as Finister and Fladek).
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/XtremeKoolLetterz: XERRD and Enox Phorm.
*** NamesToRunAwayFrom/MixAndMatch: Doctor Wolf (Animal and Titles), Doctor Ronald "Rex" Alexander (Animal, Conquerors, and Titles), Doctor Dunkelheit (Foreign Language Names and Titles), Doctor Zed Provhezor (Titles and Xtreme Kool Letterz), General Evil (Adjectives and Titles), and Lord Sam Sinister von Barron (Adjectives and Titles).
** NoNeedForNames: Many characters never have their names revealed.
*** 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.
*** OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The majority of Dino Attack Agents are only ever referred to by their codenames. Most of the time, we never find out their real names.
*** A major part of Trigger's character is that he never gives his real name. Every job he's done he's operated under a codename or pseudonym.
** NonIndicativeName:
*** Barry Jackson's codename is "Shotgun" even though he's a professional sniper and his main weapon is a sniper rifle. This is largely due to the codename "sniper" already being taken by [[ColdSniper Brixton Hale]].
*** There's also Clint Wayne, who draws a lot out of inspiration from Creator/ClintEastwood, but almost nothing out of Creator/JohnWayne.
** OnlyKnownByInitials: Formerly [[SweetPollyOliver A.J. Orange]] (A.J. was eventually revealed to be short for Andrea Jackson).
** OnlyOneName: Dr. Strangebrick, Andrew, and Maria. Formerly Katerina "Kat" Schattenberg, Zachary Virchaus, Jenny Strangebrick, and Rex Alexander.
** OneSteveLimit: Zig-Zagged. There have been at least two agents operating under the codenames of Pilot and Alpha, and at least three agents with the codenames Hunter and Snake. Played straight when Barry Jackson received the codename Shotgun because Sniper was already in use.
** PunnyName: Pick any member of Second Headquarters Squad. His real name is a pun. Bart Helmutson, Cameron O'Cozy, [[RedShirt Gonnerman]], Mailstorm, and [[TheBartender Bartholomew Enderson]] are a few other examples of pun-based names.
** RealNameAsAnAlias: Played with in a case of LeaningOnTheFourthWall. Rex and Zero both adopted variants of their players' [[PenName usernames]] ("Peasam" from [=PeabodySam=] and "Norik" from Norik the Silver Toa) while trying to hide their identities from Phantom.
** RedBaron: Rex, who earned his name by showing the bravery of a T-Rex.
** RobotNames: [=A5T3R=]-01D falls under the category of "A similar string of numbers or letters which resembles a word or name, either as written, or when read aloud" since it reads aloud to "asteroid". Purple-Headed Frozeen's Model of a Brickster-Bot (PBB) and Brickspider Bot fall under the category of "Something-tron or Something-bot".
** ShoutOutThemeNaming: Many of Atton Rand's characters were inspired by characters from other works. Their names are often a combination of the first name of the actor who played the character and the last name of the person. For example:
*** Alan Pierce- [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000257/ Alan Alda]], who played Benjamin Franklin Pierce in Film/{{Mash}} ("Donald" was considered as a middle name, which would have referred to Donald Sutherland, who plays him in the movie).
*** Giovanni Wade- [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000610/ Giovanni Ribisi]], who played Irwin Wade in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.
*** Gates Crusher- [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000533/ Gates McFadden]], who played Dr. Beverly Crusher on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
*** Noomi Shaw- [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0636426/ Noomi Rapace]], who played Elizabeth Shaw in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''.
*** Barry Jackson- Barry Pepper, who played Private Daniel Jackson in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.
*** Kurt [=MacReady=]- [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000621/ Kurt Russel]], who played R.J. [=MacReady=] in ''Film/TheThing1982''.
*** Inverted with Garry Moffat. The last name was taken from actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0595567/ Donald Moffat]] who played Garry in ''Film/TheThing1982''. This was because the film never stated the last name of the character.
** SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Brickster, The Frickster, The Phantom, and [[spoiler:The Darkitect]].
** SpellMyNameWithAnS: Paulie's surname swings back-and-forth between Gonapus and Gonepus.
** StevenUlyssesPerhero:
*** With a name like Grisbarba L. Pirata, [[SarcasmMode who would have guessed]] that he one day would have become a pirate with a gray beard?
*** Although it was not his real name, Ronald Alexander loved going by his nickname Dr. Rex. [[SarcasmMode Who would have ever guessed]] that he would not only be a scientist, but also a T-Rex one day?
** StockForeignName: AsLongAsItSoundsForeign.
*** German: Dietrich Luzwheit.
*** Russian: Ivan Tzenovich.
** ThemeNaming:
*** Most Dino Attack agents' codenames are based upon dinosaurs, including Reptile, Tail, and Rev Raptor.
*** Rotor and Cabin are both helicopter pilots whose names refer to parts of a helicopter.
*** All of Enter Fishstick's characters have names that begin with the letter Z.
** {{Tuckerization}}:
*** Kara Wise seems to be based on and named after a friend of avmatoran.
*** While his name was created in a name generator, Kareem Nazareno's initials were intended to reference [=KillerNinja7=], the former username of a friend of Brikman [=McStudz=]'s who created Nazareno's minifig. Desiree and Kayla Virchaus are named after two of Brikman [=McStudz=]'s friends and James Virchaus is named after Brikman's father.
*** Amanda Claw and Shannon Grimton are named after two of [=PeabodySam=]'s friends. Zachary Abody is named after [=PeabodySam=]'s friend [=Stormcrow926=], while Faith Abody is named after [=PeabodySam=]'s cousin flamingchibi.
** TwoFirstNames: The Alexanders (Ronald, Catherine, Rex, and Amanda), Joe Harry, and Athena Chase.
** TheVonTropeFamily: An interesting variation with Lord Sam Sinister von Barron. ''Dino Attack RPG'' interprets the "von" of "Baron von Barron" as the German word for "of", making "Baron von Barron" a title meaning "Baron of Barron" rather than a Baron with the surname Barron; this is because Lord Sinister's surname seems to be truly Sinister, since his sister is named Alexis Sinister. This lead to the creation of Barron, a FictionalCountry seemingly populated by [[HerrDoktor Herr Doktors]] with stereotypical East European [[FunetikAksent Funetik Aksents]] (a nod to the Baron's accent in ''VideoGame/LEGORacers'').
** WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Gates Crusher seems like a pretty strange name, made all the more bizarre by the fact that her first name was taken from a real-life actress.

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* NamingConventions: Conventionally.
** 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".
*** The name "Fogel" was originally coined as an insult, but Fogel decided to bear it with pride.
** CaptainColorbeard: Greybeard, Goldbeard, and Redbeard.
** CodeName: Many Dino Attack agents signed up under codenames.
** EmbarrassingNickname: Ronald E. Army, whose nickname "Soldier" is actually an insult to his status as a sergeant.
** FirstNameBasis: Kate, David, Zachary, Jenny, and Rex.
** 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, what with two other Dino Attack agents named Andrew and Barry Jackson.
** 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".
** GivenNameReveal: Greybeard's real name was left unknown until illusion!Beatrice referred to him as "Grisbarba" in the Maelstrom Temple.
** IHaveManyNames: A major character trait of Trigger, although we've only seen two of his names in-universe (the other name being "Schiess").
** 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.
** 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).
** LastNameBasis:
*** Most of the medics as well as the majority of XERRD's scientists.
*** Also applies to Dino Attack agents Remous, Wright, and Shiller.
** LetXBeTheUnknown: Agent X.
** MeaningfulName:
*** General Evil, Little Bot, Rex, Trouble, Stealth, Dr. Rex, Greybeard, Dr. Wolf, Pilot, Gunner, Dr. Cyborg, Colonel, Scratch, Hacker, the entire Second Headquarters Squad... the list goes on.
*** Dust's surname, Thutmuse, is a reference to his royal heritage.
*** Anyone who'd seen Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982'' should have quickly realized the significance of the names Clark and Palmer.
*** Many of Trigger's former colleagues had names referring to crime films. Two of them (Deniro and Scorsese) were named after famous people associated with them, while another three were named after specific characters. The one exception to this rule is Montoya, who was named after Daniel Baldwin's character in ''Film/JohnCarpentersVampires'', which was nothing more than a shout-out to the inspiration behind Trigger/Schiess, as the characters look similar but are otherwise completely different.
*** Interestingly, Montoya's name has an unintentional double meaning. While it was originally intended as a shout-out to Trigger's inspiration, he also shares the name with Inigo Montoya, a swordsman from ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. Much like how [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya Inigo]] [[PrepareToDie was determined to find]] [[YouKilledMyFather the man who killed his father]], Montoya is determined to find revenge on the woman who killed his partners.
*** The name Amanda means "having to be loved," "deserving to be loved," or "worthy of love." When you consider Amanda Claw's role in ''Dino Attack RPG'', you realize that there could not have possibly been a more fitting name.
** MeaningfulRename:
*** When Agent X renamed himself Xeke.
*** From George Ogel [[FaceHeelTurn to]] General Evil [[HeelFaceTurn to simply]] General, a rename for this character means a significant change in personality.
*** ShedTheFamilyName: Blaire did this after falling out with his parents and running away from home.
** MysteriousMiddleInitial: Ronald E. Army, Tex S. Holdem, and Grisbarba L. Pirata.
**
NameOfCain: Canis "Cane" Schattenberg
*
NamedByDemocracy: [[EmbarrassingNickname Soldier]] and Medic.
** * NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Many examples of this trope, most notably including [[RLeeErmey Ronald E. Army]] and [[Creator/ClintEastwood Clint]] [[Creator/JohnWayne Wayne]].
** * NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Anyone familiar with the namesakes of [[Videogame/HalfLife2 Dr. Breen]] and [[Videogame/{{Portal}} Dr. Glados]] would know to stay ''far'' away from them.
*** ** NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Adjectives}}: Evil Ogel, [[spoiler:the Darkitect]], and Blaire Darkling.
*** ** NamesToRunAwayFrom/AncientDeadLanguages: Zachary's last name, Virchaus, is an amalgamation of "Virtus Chaos", which roughly means "Power of Chaos" in Latin.
*** ** NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Animal}}: Dragon and Brickspider Bot v1.0.
*** ** NamesToRunAwayFrom/BodyPart: "Robo-Limb" (also known as the Frickster).
*** ** NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Conquerors}}: Ivan Tzenovich, Napoleon XIV Mental Institution, and Mr. Bonaparte.
*** ** NamesToRunAwayFrom/ForeignLanguageNames: Schattenberg ("schatten" is German for "shadow"), Silencia Venomosa ("silencio" and "venomosa" are Spanish for "silent" and "venom"), Gahiji Thutmose ("Gahiji" is Arabic for "hunter"), Doctor Dunkelheit ("dunkelheit" is German for "darkness") Dino Attack Agent Verrat ("verrat" is German for "betrayal"), Tod Fabello ("tod" is German for "death"), Grisbarba L. Pirata ("barba gris" and "pirata" are Spanish for "gray beard" and "pirate"), Edward Korrupte ("korrupte" is Danish for "corrupt"), and Uærlig Sindstorme ("uærlig" and "sind storme" are Danish for "dishonest" and "mind storms").
*** NameOfCain: Canis "Cane" Schattenberg
***
** NamesToRunAwayFrom/NotoriousKillers: Bricassius.
*** ** NamesToRunAwayFrom/ReligiousNames: Bonus points goes to the Mutant T-Rex named Ragnorok, since "Ragnarok" of Norse Mythology essentially refers to the apocalypse.
*** ** NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Titles}}: Doctor Bishop (covering both the Bishop and Doctor categories), "Boss" (also known as Fogel), Doctor Breen, Doctor Provencal, Doctor Glados, Doctor Gonepus, Doctor Strangebrick, Sergeant Army, Colonel Quartich, and [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus]].
*** ** NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Weapons}}: "Hooks" and "Dark Sword" (also known as Finister and Fladek).
*** ** NamesToRunAwayFrom/XtremeKoolLetterz: XERRD and Enox Phorm.
*** ** NamesToRunAwayFrom/MixAndMatch: Doctor Wolf (Animal and Titles), Doctor Ronald "Rex" Alexander (Animal, Conquerors, and Titles), Doctor Dunkelheit (Foreign Language Names and Titles), Doctor Zed Provhezor (Titles and Xtreme Kool Letterz), General Evil (Adjectives and Titles), and Lord Sam Sinister von Barron (Adjectives and Titles).
** NoNeedForNames: Many characters never have their names revealed.
*** 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.
*** OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The majority of Dino Attack Agents are only ever referred to by their codenames. Most of the time, we never find out their real names.
*** A major part of Trigger's character is that he never gives his real name. Every job he's done he's operated under a codename or pseudonym.
** NonIndicativeName:
*** Barry Jackson's codename is "Shotgun" even though he's a professional sniper and his main weapon is a sniper rifle. This is largely due to the codename "sniper" already being taken by [[ColdSniper Brixton Hale]].
*** There's also Clint Wayne, who draws a lot out of inspiration from Creator/ClintEastwood, but almost nothing out of Creator/JohnWayne.
** OnlyKnownByInitials: Formerly [[SweetPollyOliver A.J. Orange]] (A.J. was eventually revealed to be short for Andrea Jackson).
** OnlyOneName: Dr. Strangebrick, Andrew, and Maria. Formerly Katerina "Kat" Schattenberg, Zachary Virchaus, Jenny Strangebrick, and Rex Alexander.
** OneSteveLimit: Zig-Zagged. There have been at least two agents operating under the codenames of Pilot and Alpha, and at least three agents with the codenames Hunter and Snake. Played straight when Barry Jackson received the codename Shotgun because Sniper was already in use.
** PunnyName: Pick any member of Second Headquarters Squad. His real name is a pun. Bart Helmutson, Cameron O'Cozy, [[RedShirt Gonnerman]], Mailstorm, and [[TheBartender Bartholomew Enderson]] are a few other examples of pun-based names.
** RealNameAsAnAlias: Played with in a case of LeaningOnTheFourthWall. Rex and Zero both adopted variants of their players' [[PenName usernames]] ("Peasam" from [=PeabodySam=] and "Norik" from Norik the Silver Toa) while trying to hide their identities from Phantom.
** RedBaron: Rex, who earned his name by showing the bravery of a T-Rex.
** RobotNames: [=A5T3R=]-01D falls under the category of "A similar string of numbers or letters which resembles a word or name, either as written, or when read aloud" since it reads aloud to "asteroid". Purple-Headed Frozeen's Model of a Brickster-Bot (PBB) and Brickspider Bot fall under the category of "Something-tron or Something-bot".
** ShoutOutThemeNaming: Many of Atton Rand's characters were inspired by characters from other works. Their names are often a combination of the first name of the actor who played the character and the last name of the person. For example:
*** Alan Pierce- [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000257/ Alan Alda]], who played Benjamin Franklin Pierce in Film/{{Mash}} ("Donald" was considered as a middle name, which would have referred to Donald Sutherland, who plays him in the movie).
*** Giovanni Wade- [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000610/ Giovanni Ribisi]], who played Irwin Wade in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.
*** Gates Crusher- [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000533/ Gates McFadden]], who played Dr. Beverly Crusher on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
*** Noomi Shaw- [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0636426/ Noomi Rapace]], who played Elizabeth Shaw in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''.
*** Barry Jackson- Barry Pepper, who played Private Daniel Jackson in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.
*** Kurt [=MacReady=]- [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000621/ Kurt Russel]], who played R.J. [=MacReady=] in ''Film/TheThing1982''.
*** Inverted with Garry Moffat. The last name was taken from actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0595567/ Donald Moffat]] who played Garry in ''Film/TheThing1982''. This was because the film never stated the last name of the character.
** SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Brickster, The Frickster, The Phantom, and [[spoiler:The Darkitect]].
** SpellMyNameWithAnS: Paulie's surname swings back-and-forth between Gonapus and Gonepus.
** StevenUlyssesPerhero:
*** With a name like Grisbarba L. Pirata, [[SarcasmMode who would have guessed]] that he one day would have become a pirate with a gray beard?
*** Although it was not his real name, Ronald Alexander loved going by his nickname Dr. Rex. [[SarcasmMode Who would have ever guessed]] that he would not only be a scientist, but also a T-Rex one day?
** StockForeignName: AsLongAsItSoundsForeign.
*** German: Dietrich Luzwheit.
*** Russian: Ivan Tzenovich.
** ThemeNaming:
*** Most Dino Attack agents' codenames are based upon dinosaurs, including Reptile, Tail, and Rev Raptor.
*** Rotor and Cabin are both helicopter pilots whose names refer to parts of a helicopter.
*** All of Enter Fishstick's characters have names that begin with the letter Z.
** {{Tuckerization}}:
*** Kara Wise seems to be based on and named after a friend of avmatoran.
*** While his name was created in a name generator, Kareem Nazareno's initials were intended to reference [=KillerNinja7=], the former username of a friend of Brikman [=McStudz=]'s who created Nazareno's minifig. Desiree and Kayla Virchaus are named after two of Brikman [=McStudz=]'s friends and James Virchaus is named after Brikman's father.
*** Amanda Claw and Shannon Grimton are named after two of [=PeabodySam=]'s friends. Zachary Abody is named after [=PeabodySam=]'s friend [=Stormcrow926=], while Faith Abody is named after [=PeabodySam=]'s cousin flamingchibi.
** TwoFirstNames: The Alexanders (Ronald, Catherine, Rex, and Amanda), Joe Harry, and Athena Chase.
** TheVonTropeFamily: An interesting variation with Lord Sam Sinister von Barron. ''Dino Attack RPG'' interprets the "von" of "Baron von Barron" as the German word for "of", making "Baron von Barron" a title meaning "Baron of Barron" rather than a Baron with the surname Barron; this is because Lord Sinister's surname seems to be truly Sinister, since his sister is named Alexis Sinister. This lead to the creation of Barron, a FictionalCountry seemingly populated by [[HerrDoktor Herr Doktors]] with stereotypical East European [[FunetikAksent Funetik Aksents]] (a nod to the Baron's accent in ''VideoGame/LEGORacers'').
** WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Gates Crusher seems like a pretty strange name, made all the more bizarre by the fact that her first name was taken from a real-life actress.
Titles).



* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: After Frozeen was killed by Dr. Rex, he was revived through the same deus ex machina process as Kotua and Databoard in ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG''. However, Frozeen found it harder to convince the mysterious voice to revive him than either Kotua or Databoard, since the mysterious voice was tired of reviving individuals ''every time'' they insisted "But my friends need me!" Played for laughs, since Kotua and Databoard abused the voice's revival abilities in the ''Alpha Team RPG''.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: In one of ''Dino Attack RPG'''s more brutal moments, Rex beat a Mutant Lizard to death with a metal pipe. While [=PeabodySam=] did not go into much detail regarding the lizard's death, picturing the event itself can be unsettling.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
**
In one of ''Dino Attack RPG'''s more brutal moments, Rex beat a Mutant Lizard to death with a metal pipe. While [=PeabodySam=] did not go into much detail regarding the lizard's death, picturing the event itself can be unsettling.



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

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** ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Rex let loose bottled-up anger from [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Kotua]] and [[ColonelKilgore Rotor]] upon [[InsaneAdmiral Pharisee took turns beating the crap out of French Fries]] in a particularly brutal moment of ''Dino Attack RPG''.Fries.



* NonIndicativeName:
** Barry Jackson's codename is "Shotgun" even though he's a professional sniper and his main weapon is a sniper rifle. This is largely due to the codename "sniper" already being taken by [[ColdSniper Brixton Hale]].
** There's also Clint Wayne, who draws a lot out of inspiration from Creator/ClintEastwood, but almost nothing out of Creator/JohnWayne.



* NoodleIncident: We never did find out exactly what happened to Pyle, beyond the fact that it "[[TakeOurWordForIt did not end well]]". Of course, considering [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysRLZIlcQsU what happened to his namesake]], it's probably for the better.

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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident:
**
We never did find out exactly what happened to Pyle, beyond the fact that it "[[TakeOurWordForIt did not end well]]". Of course, considering [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysRLZIlcQsU what happened to his namesake]], it's probably for the better.



* NoodleImplements: Atton Rand had to abandon the idea of Pierce completing Medic's failed examination of Engineer because he couldn't figure out a way to work with the process described (sticking two needles in the person's eyes and somehow projecting the last thing they saw onto a screen) without it sounding incredibly stupid and unrealistic.

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* NoodleImplements: NoodleImplements:
**
Atton Rand had to abandon the idea of Pierce completing Medic's failed examination of Engineer because he couldn't figure out a way to work with the process described (sticking two needles in the person's eyes and somehow projecting the last thing they saw onto a screen) without it sounding incredibly stupid and unrealistic.



* NostalgiaLevel: Most locations are based upon classic Toys/LEGOThemes as opposed to modern LEGO themes.
* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: According to Word of God, this is how Greybeard vanquished his illusion in the Maelstrom Temple.



* NotQuiteDead: The Brickspider Bot v1.0 and Raptor were both seemingly killed, only to return several pages later as quite alive, if not always in the same body. Kat, after she became a computer-dwelling disembodied consciousness.

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* NotQuiteDead: NotQuiteDead:
**
The Brickspider Bot v1.0 and Raptor were both seemingly killed, only to return several pages later as quite alive, if not always in the same body. Kat, after she became a computer-dwelling disembodied consciousness.



* NotSoDifferent: When Digger took over the Dino Attack Team and fought against the realists, Libo told him that he was acting Not So Different from his Demonization of realist agents. However, Digger's negative emotions were influenced by the Maelstrom at the time, and the whole conflict was part of a XanatosGambit by Dr. Rex, so a calmer, more rational Digger may have acted differently.

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent:
**
When Digger took over the Dino Attack Team and fought against the realists, Libo told him that he was acting Not So Different from his Demonization of realist agents. However, Digger's negative emotions were influenced by the Maelstrom at the time, and the whole conflict was part of a XanatosGambit by Dr. Rex, so a calmer, more rational Digger may have acted differently.



* NotSoStoic:
** As an anonymous samurai, Pterisa appears to be TheStoic... but as soon as her identity is revealed, she is revealed to actually be NotSoStoic after all.
** Under great stress, Michelle Glados will break character and show her true emotions.
** Whenever Silencia Venomosa acted NotSoStoic, [[TheBartender Bartholomew Enderson]] was surprised.



* 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]].



* ObligatorySwearing: If it weren't for the fact that most of the swears are [[PardonMyKlingon humorous LEGO curses like "MegaBlok"]], ''Dino Attack RPG'' would have dropped more f-bombs than an R-rated movie.

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* ObligatorySwearing: ObligatorySwearing:
**
If it weren't for the fact that most of the swears are [[PardonMyKlingon humorous LEGO curses like "MegaBlok"]], ''Dino Attack RPG'' would have dropped more f-bombs than an R-rated movie.



* ObliviousToLove: Kareem Nazareno.

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* ObliviousToLove: ObliviousToLove:
**
Kareem Nazareno.



** MassOhCrap: Dino Attack Team when they saw the size of the Mutant Dino army at the dawn of the FinalBattle.

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** MassOhCrap: Dino Attack Team when they saw the size of the Mutant Dino army at the dawn of the FinalBattle.* OldMaster: When angered, [[BewareTheSillyOnes Ben Gunn]] single-handedly bested Rex and Greybeard.



* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Trigger. Dust also came seeking riches, just a different kind...

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: OneSteveLimit: Zig-Zagged.
** There have been at least two agents operating under the codenames of Pilot and Alpha, and at least three agents with the codenames Hunter and Snake. However, this trope was also enforced when older characters with these codenames had their names retroactively altered to distinguish them from the current holders of these names.
** Played straight when Barry Jackson received the codename Shotgun because Sniper was already in use.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney:
**
Trigger. Dust also came seeking riches, just a different kind...



* OnlyKnownByInitials: Formerly [[SweetPollyOliver A.J. Orange]] (A.J. was eventually revealed to be short for Andrea Jackson).
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The majority of Dino Attack Agents are only ever referred to by their codenames. Most of the time, we never find out their real names.
** A major part of Trigger's character is that he never gives his real name. Every job he's done he's operated under a codename or pseudonym.



* OnlyOneName: Dr. Strangebrick and Maria. This trope formerly applied to Katerina "Kat" Schattenberg, Zachary Virchaus, Jenny Strangebrick, Rex Alexander, and Andrew Anderson.



* OoCIsSeriousBusiness: If someone acts out-of-character, pay attention. It's important.
** 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
** 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.
** NotSoStoic: As an anonymous samurai, Pterisa appears to be TheStoic... but as soon as her identity is revealed, she is revealed to actually be NotSoStoic after all.
*** Under great stress, Michelle Glados will break character and show her true emotions.
*** Whenever Silencia Venomosa acted NotSoStoic, [[TheBartender Bartholomew Enderson]] was surprised.
** OldMaster: When angered, [[BewareTheSillyOnes Ben Gunn]] single-handedly bested Rex and Greybeard.
** SuddenlyVoiced: Amanda Claw forsakes her vow of silence during the LEGO Island mission upon learning about Roger's death.
** YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Variation. If Chompy says "please", it must be serious.
*** Rex usually refers to Zachary Virchaus as "Zachary" or "Virchaus". He called him "Zach" just before he sacrificed his Creative Spark.

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* OoCIsSeriousBusiness: If someone acts out-of-character, pay attention. It's important.
** BatmanGrabsAGun: Rex, the extreme idealist who swore to never kill
important. This includes events such as [[BatmanGrabsAGun Rex purposefully killing Mutant Dinos, went into HeroicSafeMode, grabbed a metal pipe, and beat a Mutant Lizard to death with it. Followed by a moment of MyGodWhatHaveIDone
** 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.
** NotSoStoic: As an anonymous samurai, Pterisa appears to be TheStoic... but as soon as her identity is revealed, she is revealed to actually be NotSoStoic after all.
*** Under great stress, Michelle Glados will break character and show her true emotions.
*** Whenever Silencia Venomosa acted NotSoStoic, [[TheBartender Bartholomew Enderson]] was surprised.
** OldMaster: When angered, [[BewareTheSillyOnes Ben Gunn]] single-handedly bested Rex and Greybeard.
** SuddenlyVoiced:
Dinos]] or [[SuddenlyVoiced Amanda Claw forsakes breaking her vow of silence during the LEGO Island mission upon learning about Roger's death.
** YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Variation. If Chompy says "please", it must be serious.
*** Rex usually refers to Zachary Virchaus as "Zachary" or "Virchaus". He called him "Zach" just before he sacrificed his Creative Spark.
silence]].



* PersonalEffectsReveal: Pierce and Wade went through J.D.'s few belongings after he died, although mainly with the intention to find any trace of his research. Wade still has several letters from him which he hopes to send eventually.

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* PersonalEffectsReveal: PersonalEffectsReveal:
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Pierce and Wade went through J.D.'s few belongings after he died, although mainly with the intention to find any trace of his research. Wade still has several letters from him which he hopes to send eventually.



* {{Pirate}}: Just about everyone from Pirates Forbidden Island. They are almost always Type 2 examples.
** HookHand: Sam Sinister, Finister, Greybeard, and briefly Zachary.
** {{Pirate}}: Greybeard, Coral, and Elizabeth.
** APirate400YearsTooLate: Greybeard, Coral, Goldbeard, Elizabeth, [[Toys/LEGOPirates Redbeard]]... the list goes on.
** PirateGirl: Elizabeth Winsor, "Bad Luck" Beatrice, and Tetra Frodongan.
** {{Privateer}}: Arguably Greybeard and Coral, since they are both official Dino Attack agents.
** SwordAndGun: Greybeard's weapons of choice are a cutlass and a flintlock pistol.
** TalkLikeAPirate: Greybeard.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Considering that there are several pirates working with the Dino Attack Team, they really have not committed much piracy.

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* {{Pirate}}: Just about everyone from Pirates Forbidden Island.Island, including Greybeard, Coral, and Elizabeth. They are almost always Type 2 examples.
** HookHand: Sam Sinister, Finister, Greybeard, and briefly Zachary.
** {{Pirate}}: Greybeard, Coral, and Elizabeth.
**
* APirate400YearsTooLate: Greybeard, Coral, Goldbeard, Elizabeth, [[Toys/LEGOPirates Redbeard]]... the list goes on.
** * PirateGirl: Elizabeth Winsor, "Bad Luck" Beatrice, and Tetra Frodongan.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything:
** {{Privateer}}: Arguably Greybeard and Coral, since they are both official Dino Attack agents.
** SwordAndGun: Greybeard's weapons of choice are a cutlass and a flintlock pistol.
** TalkLikeAPirate: Greybeard.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Considering
A literal example: considering that there are several pirates working with the Dino Attack Team, they really have not committed much piracy.



* PlayerHeadquarters: Dino Attack Headquarters.



** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with [[spoiler:Amanda Claw, who was a long-runner in the RPG thanks to her PlotArmor only to be killed in the final battle.]]



* PopCulturePunEpisodeTitle: ''At War's End'', a pun based upon ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End]]''.



* PortTown: Eldorado Fortress.
* PortalNetwork: King Joseph Race and Sam Race established a Portal Network between Dino Attack Headquarters and Ogel Control Center.



* PosthumousCollaboration: Long after Kotua in Space left the RPG, Jackson Lake wrapped up the story of [=ShadowTech=] and Canis Schattenberg.

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* PosthumousCollaboration: PosthumousCollaboration:
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Long after Kotua in Space left the RPG, Jackson Lake wrapped up the story of [=ShadowTech=] and Canis Schattenberg.



* ThePowerOfRock: In a nod to ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Rock Band]]'', various rock groups such as Music/DavidBowie and Music/{{Queen}} attempted to calm the Antarctica riots with rock music. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Greybeard, who doubted that it would work, and Lord Vladek, who [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant reminisced about times when The Power of Rock meant dropping a boulder on someone]].

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** The story of characters belonging to BZP Noob #30000, Zero and Phantom, were wrapped up by [=Andrewnuva199=] and [=PeabodySam=] in the ExpandedUniverse after BZP Noob was banned from Website/{{BZPower}}.
* ThePowerOfRock: ThePowerOfRock:
**
In a nod to ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Rock Band]]'', various rock groups such as Music/DavidBowie and Music/{{Queen}} attempted to calm the Antarctica riots with rock music. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Greybeard, who doubted that it would work, and Lord Vladek, who [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant reminisced about times when The Power of Rock meant dropping a boulder on someone]].



*** Played straighter with Thaddeus Brickhouse, who played a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laSyqVGlPGQ metal cover of "Montagues and Capulets"]] from his helicopter during the final battle.

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*** ** Played straighter with Thaddeus Brickhouse, who played a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laSyqVGlPGQ metal cover of "Montagues and Capulets"]] from his helicopter during the final battle.



* PrayerIsALastResort: Dr. Noomi Shaw finds enough comfort in faith (even if she's not sure exactly which deity to believe in) that she wears a cross and sometimes tries to get a prayer in during surgery, though she does try not to draw attention from her fellow doctors by doing so.

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* PrayerIsALastResort: PrayerIsALastResort:
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Dr. Noomi Shaw finds enough comfort in faith (even if she's not sure exactly which deity to believe in) that she wears a cross and sometimes tries to get a prayer in during surgery, though she does try not to draw attention from her fellow doctors by doing so.



* 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.
* {{Prehistoria}}: Dinosaur Island and Adventurers' Island Dino Park.



* {{Privateer}}: Arguably Greybeard, Elizabeth, and Coral, since they are pirates who are officially hired by Dino Attack Team.



* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Stromlings]] and the Maelstrom.

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* PunnyName:
** Pick any member of Second Headquarters Squad. His real name is a pun.
** Bart Helmutson, Cameron O'Cozy, [[RedShirt Gonnerman]], Mailstorm, and [[TheBartender Bartholomew Enderson]] are a few other examples of pun-based names.
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Stromlings]] Stromlings and the Maelstrom.



** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Trouble and Zenna]], both in a BackForTheFinale fashion.
** BusCrash:
*** If a player is banned from ''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.
** PutOnABusToHell: While there doesn't seem to be any malicious intent on Atton Rand's part, Zenna was Put on a Bus after having nearly died from blood loss and has not even been mentioned in ''Dino Attack: At War's End'', with all of Atton Rand's posts focusing on his [=NPCs=] instead. Additionally, had Atton Rand not decided to just ThrowItIn after that guy from that show confirmed that Zenna survived, Zenna might have even died. [[spoiler:Luckily, though, Zenna was ultimately able to catch a bus leaving from Hell and was BackForTheFinale.]]

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** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Trouble and Zenna]], both in a BackForTheFinale fashion.
** BusCrash:
*** If a player is banned from ''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.
**
* PutOnABusToHell: While there doesn't seem to be any malicious intent on Atton Rand's part, Zenna was Put on a Bus after having nearly died from blood loss and has not even been mentioned in ''Dino Attack: At War's End'', with all of Atton Rand's posts focusing on his [=NPCs=] instead. Additionally, had Atton Rand not decided to just ThrowItIn after that guy from that show confirmed that Zenna survived, Zenna might have even died. [[spoiler:Luckily, though, Zenna was ultimately able to catch a bus leaving from Hell and was BackForTheFinale.]]



* RedBaron: Rex, who earned his name by showing the bravery of a T-Rex.



* RedHerringMole:
** [=PeabodySam=] has numerous Red Herring Moles planted in Dino Attack Team. For a list of them, see the Wild Mass Guessing page.
** There was also Clark, who Palmer fooled people into thinking was infected by the Maelstrom.



** Roger Remous was basically introduced so that he could be eliminated only a few posts later. Unlike most Red Shirts, Roger received much more posthumous importance, ultimately leading to a moment in the LEGO Island arc where news of his death caused the Dino Attack Team to hesitate long enough for the Brickspider Bot to take the Constructopedia. Interestingly, "Roger" was [[NamesTheSame also the first name]] of another one of [=PeabodySam=]'s Red Shirts introduced in ''Two Worlds''.

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** Roger Remous was basically introduced so that he could be eliminated only a few posts later. Unlike most Red Shirts, Roger received much more posthumous importance, ultimately leading to a moment in the LEGO Island arc where news of his death caused the Dino Attack Team to hesitate long enough for the Brickspider Bot to take the Constructopedia. Interestingly, "Roger" was [[NamesTheSame also the first name]] name of another one of [=PeabodySam=]'s Red Shirts introduced in ''Two Worlds''.''[[FanFic/{{LMS}} Two Worlds]]''.



** RedShirtArmy: Most unnamed [=NPCs=] are considered [[RedShirt Red Shirts]], including an entire group of unnamed Dino Attack agents [[DressingAsTheEnemy disguised as XERRD grunts]].

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** * RedShirtArmy: Most unnamed [=NPCs=] are considered [[RedShirt Red Shirts]], including an entire group of unnamed Dino Attack agents [[DressingAsTheEnemy disguised as XERRD grunts]].



* ReferenceOverdosed: As a result of having so many {{Shout Out}}s.



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: [[PrehistoricMonster Mutant Dinosaurs]].

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* RememberTheNewGuy:
** Rex apparently worked with Hotwire at some point before the Goo Caverns mission, even though Jackson Lake joined ''Dino Attack RPG'' around the time that Rex was discharged from Dino Attack Team and revealed his true Mutant T-Rex form.
** Rex also recognized Scout and Sniper from the LEGO Island mission, even though they were not introduced until after the mission ended.
** Barry Jackson's biography mentions that he was present at the battle against the skeleton mummy, although that occured before he was introduced. Justified, in that there were a number of anonymous agents present, so he could very well have been among them.
** Frozeen instantly recognized Shannon Grimton when she was first introduced. This was [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Greybeard, who referred to this trope by name when he was confused about how Frozeen and Shannon knew each other.
** Zelda Frodongan and Scratch are described as having participated in the Goo Caverns, LEGO Island, and Antarctica missions despite Brikman [=McStudz=] not joining the RPG until the Adventurers' Island story arc.
** Semick met Zero during a mission to LEGO Studios that took place before the Dino Island Lab was discovered, even though BZP Noob #30000 left the RPG long before [=Andrewnuva199=] joined the RPG.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: [[PrehistoricMonster Mutant Dinosaurs]].Dinosaurs]] generally fit this trope for the most part, but also frequently subvert it because you have mutants like Trouble or Tex that are loyal to Dino Attack Team. Natural dinosaurs avert this trope.
* TheReptilians: Dino Aliens.



** After the introduction of Andrew Jackson, Pyro's role in the RPG was retconned so that Andrew Jackson was the real agent Pyro and [[SweetPollyOliver A.J. Orange was posing as him]]. The Pyro we saw on LEGO Island and at Gold City was the real Pyro. The Pyro we saw during the mole hunt and beyond was Retconned to be the imposter. Additionally, while the real Pyro's name was originally Andrew Jackson Orange, this was Rewritten so that "Orange" was only the surname of the false Pyro, meaning any references to "A.J. Orange" prior to the mole hunt are considered non-canon.
** 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.
** {{Rewrite}}: ''Love and War'' is a ground-up rewrite of Rex and Zero's story in Chapter 10 of the downloadable archive, with the primary goals of incorporating later canon, correcting non-canon material, and fixing the RomanticPlotTumor. It is considered the definitive canon depiction of these events.
** RememberTheNewGuy:
*** Rex apparently worked with Hotwire at some point before the Goo Caverns mission, even though Jackson Lake joined ''Dino Attack RPG'' around the time that Rex was discharged from Dino Attack Team and revealed his true Mutant T-Rex form.
*** Rex also recognized Scout and Sniper from the LEGO Island mission, even though they were not introduced until after the mission ended.
*** Barry Jackson's biography mentions that he was present at the battle against the skeleton mummy, although that occured before he was introduced. Justified, in that there were a number of anonymous agents present, so he could very well have been among them.
*** Frozeen instantly recognized Shannon Grimton when she was first introduced. This was [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Greybeard, who referred to this trope by name when he was confused about how Frozeen and Shannon knew each other.
*** Zelda Frodongan and Scratch are described as having participated in the Goo Caverns, LEGO Island, and Antarctica missions despite Brikman [=McStudz=] not joining the RPG until the Adventurers' Island story arc.
*** Semick met Zero during a mission to LEGO Studios that took place before the Dino Island Lab was discovered, even though BZP Noob #30000 was banned from Website/{{BZPower}} long before [=Andrewnuva199=] joined the RPG.

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** After the introduction of Andrew Jackson, Pyro's role in the RPG was retconned so that Andrew Jackson was the real agent Pyro and [[SweetPollyOliver A.J. Orange was posing as him]]. The Pyro we saw on LEGO Island and at Gold City was the real Pyro. The Pyro we saw during the mole hunt and beyond was Retconned to be the imposter. Additionally, while the real Pyro's name was originally Andrew Jackson Orange, this was Rewritten retconned so that "Orange" was only the surname of the false Pyro, meaning any references to "A.J. Orange" prior to the mole hunt are considered non-canon.
** 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.
** {{Rewrite}}: ''Love and War'' is a ground-up rewrite of Rex and Zero's story in Chapter 10 of the downloadable archive, with the primary goals of incorporating later canon, correcting non-canon material, and fixing the RomanticPlotTumor. It is considered the definitive canon depiction of these events.
** RememberTheNewGuy:
*** Rex apparently worked with Hotwire at some point before the Goo Caverns mission, even though Jackson Lake joined ''Dino Attack RPG'' around the time that Rex was discharged from Dino Attack Team and revealed his true Mutant T-Rex form.
*** Rex also recognized Scout and Sniper from the LEGO Island mission, even though they were not introduced until after the mission ended.
*** Barry Jackson's biography mentions that he was present at the battle against the skeleton mummy, although that occured before he was introduced. Justified, in that there were a number of anonymous agents present, so he could very well have been among them.
*** Frozeen instantly recognized Shannon Grimton when she was first introduced. This was [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Greybeard, who referred to this trope by name when he was confused about how Frozeen and Shannon knew each other.
*** Zelda Frodongan and Scratch are described as having participated in the Goo Caverns, LEGO Island, and Antarctica missions despite Brikman [=McStudz=] not joining the RPG until the Adventurers' Island story arc.
*** Semick met Zero during a mission to LEGO Studios that took place before the Dino Island Lab was discovered, even though BZP Noob #30000 was banned from Website/{{BZPower}} long before [=Andrewnuva199=] joined the RPG.
non-canon.


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* ReverseMole: Dino Attack Team had a ReverseMole planted in XERRD: [[spoiler:Frank Einstein, under the identity of "Wallace Bishop".]]


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* {{Rewrite}}: ''Love and War'' is a ground-up rewrite of Rex and Zero's story in Chapter 10 of the downloadable archive, with the primary goals of incorporating later canon, correcting non-canon material, and fixing the RomanticPlotTumor. It is considered the definitive canon depiction of these events.


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* RobotNames:
** [=A5T3R=]-01D falls under the category of "A similar string of numbers or letters which resembles a word or name, either as written, or when read aloud" since it reads aloud to "asteroid".
** Purple-Headed Frozeen's Model of a Brickster-Bot (PBB) and Brickspider Bot fall under the category of "Something-tron or Something-bot".


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* 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 [=NPCs=] 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.
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** After Anubis realizes that he just barely avoided losing a game of Russian roulette, he wonders if it was fate or if he was just lucky. Fate and Lucky were the codenames of the two ''Renaissance'' pilots.
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** A half-asleep Shaw gets the job of keeping an eye on Enter and Return. From what little she could gather their operation involved the use of a megaphone, a pineapple, a DVD copy of ''TheHurtLocker'', a basketball, two lumps of sugar, a steering wheel, a baseball bat, a film camera, a mailbox, a pine tree, a shrubbery, a herring, 16 tons of TNT, a frying pan, a model train, a bicycle wheel, a single dollar, a map of LEGO Island, a book on aeronautics, a toy car, a lunchbox, a suitcase, a spoonful of honey, a bananna, a pointed stick, a fedora, running into each other and then arguing over whose clothes were whose, [[EverythingsSatiatingWithSandwiches a sandwich]], a copy of the complete works of Creator/HPLovecraft, a bag of nitroglycerin, a rolled up magazine, a few raspberries, a chicken leg, a turkey dinner, another bush, a brick, a can of soda, a wafer thin mint, a slip of paper, and a jolly roger. Too bad Shaw wasn't awake enough to observe the process for medical research.

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** A half-asleep Shaw gets the job of keeping an eye on Enter and Return. From what little she could gather their operation involved the use of a megaphone, a pineapple, a DVD copy of ''TheHurtLocker'', ''Film/TheHurtLocker'', a basketball, two lumps of sugar, a steering wheel, a baseball bat, a film camera, a mailbox, a pine tree, a shrubbery, a herring, 16 tons of TNT, a frying pan, a model train, a bicycle wheel, a single dollar, a map of LEGO Island, a book on aeronautics, a toy car, a lunchbox, a suitcase, a spoonful of honey, a bananna, a pointed stick, a fedora, running into each other and then arguing over whose clothes were whose, [[EverythingsSatiatingWithSandwiches a sandwich]], a copy of the complete works of Creator/HPLovecraft, a bag of nitroglycerin, a rolled up magazine, a few raspberries, a chicken leg, a turkey dinner, another bush, a brick, a can of soda, a wafer thin mint, a slip of paper, and a jolly roger. Too bad Shaw wasn't awake enough to observe the process for medical research.
11th Sep '16 4:05:30 PM Drewsko
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** We never did find out about that LEGO Studios incident in which Bluetooth apparently demonstrated his leadership capabilities.
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