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16th Jun '16 9:15:24 AM PeabodySam
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* SenselessSacrifice: Although [[spoiler:Semick and Swerve/Septimus]] slowed down Dr. Rex's charge, Pointman's sacrifice... really did not accomplish much in the grand scheme of things. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the comm chatter and briefly addressed by Andrewnuva199 when discussing [[spoiler:Semick]]'s [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]].

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* SenselessSacrifice: Although [[spoiler:Semick and Swerve/Septimus]] slowed down Dr. Rex's charge, Pointman's sacrifice... really did not accomplish much in the grand scheme of things. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the comm chatter and briefly addressed by Andrewnuva199 [=Andrewnuva199=] when discussing [[spoiler:Semick]]'s [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]].



* ShatteredWorld: The Torn world, consisting of a deconstructed LEGO Island floating in space.



* SpeaksInShoutOuts: The comm chatter.



*** According to Word Of God, this is how Rex learned that Fssinister killed Roger Remous.

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*** According to Word Of God, this is how Rex learned that Fssinister Finister killed Roger Remous.



* TailSlap: Dinosaurs, including non-mutants such as Razor and Chompy, often use this as an attack.



* TalkingIsAFreeAction: There are plenty of examples throughout the RPG, but these two instances draw attention to it.
** Michelle Glados gave Rex and Amanda plenty of time to have one last conversation. Apparently, she found sadistic pleasure in watching them.
** Finister was noted to be very patient while waiting for Rex, Remous, Zero, and Phantom to argue over his identity.



* TangledFamilyTree: Rex's big screwed-up family tree, largely caused by several adoptions and one FreakyFridayFlip. This family tree includes the Infomaniac (yes, ''[[VideoGame/LEGOIsland that]]'' Infomaniac), PBB (a robot), Chompy (a T-Rex), Cane (the leader of [=ShadowTech=]), and Kat (a synthfig who temporarily downloaded her consciousness into a helicopter).




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* TeleportationSickness: Rex suffered from this after using the portal to travel from the Ogel Control Center to Dino Attack Headquarters.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Needless to say, after Rex announced his plans to defy DeusExMachina and arrive in a BigDamnHeroes moment, the plan... didn't exactly work out as planned.

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Needless to say, after Rex announced his plans to defy DeusExMachina and arrive in a BigDamnHeroes moment, moment at the Forbidden Ruins, the plan... didn't exactly work out as planned.planned.
* UnstoppableMailman: Not even the apocalypse itself could stop Ed Mail.



* UnusualAnimalAlliance: On Dinosaur Island and Adventurers' Island, species of both carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs will put aside their differences to defend their homes from Mutant Dinos.



** Plastic Serpent is probably the worst case of the lot. The negative portrayals of agents and Power Miners were largely the result of NostalgiaFilter and players growing up on their spiritual predecessors, but it was at least made clear that this may simply be the viewpoint of many of the characters and not absolute fact. Plastic Serpent, meanwhile was a completely unnecessary allegory to emphasize a claim that later turned out to be entirely false [[note]]Atton Rand was trying to get back at players mistaking Snake for an {{Expy}} of [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] rather than the [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]], and obtaining some very flimsy "evidence" concluded that Solid Snake was a rip-off of Snake Plissken. He then proceeded to write a bunch of posts in which "Snake Plissken" beat up "Solid Snake" to emphasize his opinion that Snake Plissken was better, and ignored his fellow players' attempts to suggest alternative theories towards the characters' similarities.[[/note]]. Admittedly it's made all the worse by the fact that he tried to change Solid Snake from a government-hired {{Badass}} mercenary into a low-life criminal scumbag who ended up being UnintentionallySympathetic while the "better" Snake came off as a complete {{Jerkass}} at best [[note]]Yes, the original Snake Plissken was kinda a jerk, but it worked in the context of his movie because it was the kind of attitude necessary to survive in his world, and between the authoritarian police chief and the "Duke of New York" he looks pretty nice in comparison[[/note]].

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** Plastic Serpent is probably the worst case of the lot. The negative portrayals of agents Agents and Power Miners were largely the result of NostalgiaFilter and players growing up on their spiritual predecessors, but it was at least made clear that this may simply be the viewpoint of many of the characters and not absolute fact.fact; additionally, Agents and Power Miners were progressively depicted in a better light over the course of the RPG, thanks to characters like Osprey and Semick. Plastic Serpent, meanwhile was a completely unnecessary allegory to emphasize a claim that later turned out to be entirely false [[note]]Atton Rand was trying to get back at players mistaking Snake for an {{Expy}} of [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] rather than the [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]], and obtaining some very flimsy "evidence" concluded that Solid Snake was a rip-off of Snake Plissken. He then proceeded to write a bunch of posts in which "Snake Plissken" beat up "Solid Snake" to emphasize his opinion that Snake Plissken was better, and ignored his fellow players' attempts to suggest alternative theories towards the characters' similarities.[[/note]]. Admittedly it's made all the worse by the fact that he tried to change Solid Snake from a government-hired {{Badass}} mercenary into a low-life criminal scumbag who ended up being UnintentionallySympathetic while the "better" Snake came off as a complete {{Jerkass}} at best [[note]]Yes, the original Snake Plissken was kinda a jerk, but it worked in the context of his movie because it was the kind of attitude necessary to survive in his world, and between the authoritarian police chief and the "Duke of New York" he looks pretty nice in comparison[[/note]].



* YouNoTakeCandle: Some of the [=TumTum=] Tribesmen, such as Taglong, spoke with broken English, although this trope was averted by Achu.



* YourHeadASplode: Katerina Schattenberg blows up the [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Stromling Crocodile's]] head with a unstable cosmotronic ray. Later, Hertz does it with an oxygen canister to a Mutant T-Rex.

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* YourHeadASplode: YourHeadASplode:
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Katerina Schattenberg blows up the [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Stromling Crocodile's]] head with a unstable cosmotronic ray. Later, Hertz does it with an oxygen canister to a Mutant T-Rex.
14th Dec '15 3:10:48 PM Discar
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* TrojanPrisoner: Lord Sam Sinister during TheInfiltration of the XERRD Fortress. [[GoneHorriblyRight Ironically]], he ended up becoming ThePresidentsDaughter when he was recognized by Dr. Breen and Dr. Provhezor.

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* TrojanPrisoner: Lord Sam Sinister during TheInfiltration of the XERRD Fortress. [[GoneHorriblyRight Ironically]], he ended up becoming ThePresidentsDaughter a LivingMacGuffin when he was recognized by Dr. Breen and Dr. Provhezor.
23rd Oct '15 4:28:18 PM nombretomado
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** Another one apparently took place between [[TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Anju and Kafei]], according to the comm chatter.

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** Another one apparently took place between [[TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Anju and Kafei]], according to the comm chatter.
17th Mar '15 5:21:19 PM MyTimingIsOff
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* WaterWorks: Kate while trapped inside the XERRD fortress. It didn't help that she had been locked in a tiny office immediately after confronting the man running the base and findng a picture of her own mother on his desk, then had to listen to her fellow agents argue over whether they could use her as bait.
7th Mar '15 2:11:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs:
** Played with. Rex got paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair, yet somehow he's still allowed to go on the front lines during a combat mission which largely takes place in a jungle. However, that has not stopped other Dino Attack agents from suggesting that he stays away from the front lines and even earned some HypocriticalHumor from [[EvilCripple Zed Provhezor]]. Also, as a result of his situation, Amanda Claw refuses to leave Rex's side.
** Hotwire referenced Rex's paralysis as justification for also remaining on the front lines even though his left leg now ends just after the knee.
24th Feb '15 12:31:15 AM schoi30
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* SeldomSeenSpecies: The Mesozoic Morphing Monsters can take the form of Ouranosaurus, Camarasaurus or Centrosaurus, and Postosuchus.
15th Feb '15 12:59:27 PM PeabodySam
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** PBB, considering that he was a major character of the ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' and was also a close friend of Rex in ''Dino Attack RPG'' itself.

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** PBB, considering that he was a major character of the ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' and was also a close friend of Rex in ''Dino Attack RPG'' itself.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''.''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG''.



* StealthSequel: To ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', ''Alpha Team RPG: Ogel's Last Stand'', ''LEGO Pirates RPG'', ''LEGO Island RPG'', and ''LEGO Island 3''.

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* StealthSequel: To ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'', ''Alpha Team RPG: Ogel's Last Stand'', ''LEGO Pirates RPG'', ''LEGO Island RPG'', and ''LEGO Island 3''.



** NeverHeardThatOneBefore: After Frozeen was killed by Dr. Rex, he was revived through the same deus ex machina process as Kotua and Databoard in ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''. 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''.

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** NeverHeardThatOneBefore: After Frozeen was killed by Dr. Rex, he was revived through the same deus ex machina process as Kotua and Databoard in ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''.''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''.



** In ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', a Vinscale Octomus was a rare sight. In ''Dino Attack RPG'', there was an entire swarm of Mutant Vinscale Octomus off the coast of LEGOCity, which has thankfully been exterminated.

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** In ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'', a Vinscale Octomus was a rare sight. In ''Dino Attack RPG'', there was an entire swarm of Mutant Vinscale Octomus off the coast of LEGOCity, which has thankfully been exterminated.



* {{Transplant}}: Greybeard, Coral, and Elizabeth Winsor from ''Pirates RPG''; Samuel "Lay" Go and Ben Baseplate from ''LEGO Island RPG''; and many [=NPCs=] originating from ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''.

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* {{Transplant}}: Greybeard, Coral, and Elizabeth Winsor from ''Pirates RPG''; Samuel "Lay" Go and Ben Baseplate from ''LEGO Island RPG''; and many [=NPCs=] originating from ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''.''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG''.
3rd Sep '14 11:52:13 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* XMeetsY:
** ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} Meets [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] RPG''. [[CanonDiscontinuity Enough said]].
** The early days of ''Dino Attack RPG'' could be best described as ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' Meets [[Toys/LEGODinoAttack Dino Attack]], especially due to the fact that many of LEGO General Discussion's RPG players were members of both [=RPGs=] at the time.
** The three story arcs can be summed up as [[Toys/LEGODinoAttack Dino Attack]] Meets [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] Meets [[Toys/LEGOAgents Agents]] (Goo Caverns), Dino Attack Meets VideoGame/LEGOIsland (LEGO Island), and Dino Attack Meets [[Toys/LEGOAdventurers Adventurers]] Meets VideoGame/LEGOUniverse (Adventurers' Island).
9th Jul '14 8:43:05 AM XFllo
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* SexySoakedShirt: Naomi has a sexy soaked scrubs scene when she steps under the hole in the roof into the waterfall of rain above the teleportation pad.



* WetSariScene: Naomi has a wet scrubs scene when she steps under the hole in the roof into the waterfall of rain above the teleportation pad.
13th May '14 3:08:47 PM PeabodySam
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** Joe Harry, being {{The Generic|Guy}} IdealHero in comparison to Duke, was intended as a TakeThat to the idealist-dominated mentality of ''Dino Attack RPG'' at the time.
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