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5th Oct '16 6:16:54 AM erforce
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** PopCulture Pun: ''At War's End'', a pun based upon ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End]]''.

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



** Rex and Amanda's ''[[PiratesOfTheCaribbean At World's End]]''-inspired wedding during the final battle.

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** Rex and Amanda's ''[[PiratesOfTheCaribbean ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''-inspired wedding during the final battle.
11th Sep '16 4:01:17 PM Drewsko
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**Invoked with a direct trope callout by Andrew when improvising to fight against Ghost the Stromling.
5th Sep '16 8:27:35 AM PeabodySam
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** Kotua is another equally-infamous example, considering he became the primary antagonist of an entire story arc and then was never seen again. Interestingly, this example also extends to real life, since Kotua's (the player, not the character) last post in ''Dino Attack RPG'' was one of his last posts on Website/{{BZPower{{, after which time he more or less vanished from the face of the internet and nobody knows what has happened to him since.

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** Kotua is another equally-infamous example, considering he became the primary antagonist of an entire story arc and then was never seen again. Interestingly, this example also extends to real life, since Kotua's (the player, not the character) last post in ''Dino Attack RPG'' was one of his last posts on Website/{{BZPower{{, Website/{{BZPower}}, after which time he more or less vanished from the face of the internet and nobody knows knew what has happened to him since.until he was eventually found on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.


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* WhamEpisode: ''The Madness of Agent Zero''. Specifically its ending, which offers an in-universe justification of the many {{retcon}}s made to the early story, in a reveal in the vein of ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' that arguably shakes up the entire meta universe of the RPG, all the while delivered through the trippy lens of ThroughTheEyesOfMadness.
14th Aug '16 8:00:59 AM PeabodySam
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** There were many TakeThat jabs made towards [[Toys/LEGOPowerMiners Power Miners]] at the beginning of the Goo Caverns story arc, especially since numerous Dino Attack RPG players were [[Franchise/RockRaiders Rock Raiders]] fans who were discontent with the new Power Miners line.

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** There were many TakeThat jabs made towards [[Toys/LEGOPowerMiners Power Miners]] at the beginning of the Goo Caverns story arc, especially since numerous Dino Attack RPG players were [[Franchise/RockRaiders [[Toys/RockRaiders Rock Raiders]] fans who were discontent with the new Power Miners line.



* {{Tomboy}}: With the excaption of Naomi, there are not many girly girls in the Dino Attack Team, which is somewhat understandable, given that D.A.'s primary function is waging apocalyptic war against [[PrehistoricMonster giant horrific superpowered reptiles]].

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* {{Tomboy}}: With the excaption of Naomi, there are not many girly girls in the Dino Attack Team, which is somewhat understandable, given that D.A.'s primary function is waging apocalyptic war against [[PrehistoricMonster giant horrific superpowered reptiles]].reptiles.



* [[invoked]]TooSoon: After poking humor at Engineer's (very recent) death, Zach immediately backpedaled a little and noted that his joke might have been distasteful.



* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: The FinalBattle gives us Dino Attack Team, Alpha Team, Agents, Ogel Drones, Chinese soldiers, Rogue Knights, and Brickster-Bots battling the Maelstrom, Mutant Dinos, Inferno agents, and Fright Knights, with XERRD [[HeelFaceTurn switching sides midway through]]. Even one specific fight within that battle can qualify for this trope: [[{{Cyborg}} Cyri]][[{{Mutant}} sta's B]][[TyrannosaurusRex ane]] versus [[MadScientist Dr. Inferno's]] [[HumongousMecha Robot Mech]].



* TheUnintelligible: [[{{Pyromaniac}} Pyro]] and [[SweetPollyOliver A.J. Orange]] when they are wearing balaclavas.
* UnnecessarilyLargeInterior: Supposedly, the main chamber alone of the [[TempleOfDoom Maelstrom Temple]] was wider than the Aztec Village and taller than Dino Attack Headquarters.

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* TheUnintelligible: [[{{Pyromaniac}} Pyro]] Pyro and [[SweetPollyOliver A.J. Orange]] Orange when they are wearing balaclavas.
* UnnecessarilyLargeInterior: Supposedly, the main chamber alone of the [[TempleOfDoom Maelstrom Temple]] Temple was wider than the Aztec Village and taller than Dino Attack Headquarters.
27th Jul '16 10:24:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* TrickAndFollowPloy: Dino Attack Team "accidentally" let Dr. Paulie Gonepus escape so that he may unwittingly lead them to the true [[TempleOfDoom Maelstrom Temple]]. Ultimately subverted because Dr. Gonepus was being DangerouslyGenreSavvy at the moment and intentionally led them to the wrong temple.

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* TrickAndFollowPloy: Dino Attack Team "accidentally" let Dr. Paulie Gonepus escape so that he may unwittingly lead them to the true [[TempleOfDoom Maelstrom Temple]]. Ultimately subverted because Dr. Gonepus was being DangerouslyGenreSavvy cunning at the moment and intentionally led them to the wrong temple.
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.
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