History DinoAttackRPG / TropesSToZ

23rd Nov '17 8:57:10 AM PeabodySam
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* TemporalMutability: The FUTURE StoryArc demonstrates that time travel in this universe works as a Temporal Balancing Act, with time travel able to be used for observation (e.g. [[Toys/LEGOTimeCruisers Time Cruisers]]) or significantly changing history (e.g. FUTURE). Changing the past results in Branching Timelines, and it is possible for the time traveler to return to their original timeline (although much more difficult to return to the deviated timeline); FUTURE's own time machine included an anti-paradox failsafe mechanism to allow them to return to their origin timeline.



** [[YouJustHADToSayIt Greybeard just ''had'' to mention the nice, warm, cozy fire...]]
** Minerva Fabello just ''had'' to suggest that [[spoiler:[[DemonicPossession the Maelstrom was going to turn Dr. Rex's body into an even greater threat]] after his defeat]]...

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** [[YouJustHADToSayIt Greybeard just ''had'' ''[[YouJustHADToSayIt had]]'' to mention the nice, warm, cozy fire...]]
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** Minerva Fabello just ''had'' to suggest that [[spoiler:[[DemonicPossession the [[spoiler:the Maelstrom was going to [[DemonicPossession turn Dr. Rex's body into an even greater threat]] after his defeat]]...
6th Sep '17 2:01:00 PM PeabodySam
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* SaidBookism: [=PeabodySam=] is especially guilty of this, avoiding the word "said" like it was the plague. He even falls into the trap of using verbs that aren't a form of speech, such as "grinned" or "shrugged", just to avoid using "said".



* SdrawkcabName: "XERRD" is "Dr. Rex" spelled backwards.



* ShooOutTheNewGuy: Near the end of the FinalBattle, Atton Rand introduced a cast of characters consisting of ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' {{Captain Ersatz}}es and [[SpotlightStealingSquad put the spotlight on them]], expecting that his fellow players would enjoy these new additions to the cast. Instead, other players were tired of so many Captain Ersatz characters in the RPG, and the last thing they wanted was another group of Ersatzes based on a show they did not watch introduced at the last minute and expected to share the spotlight with the main cast. As a result, Atton Rand quickly shooed out the ''Buffy'' Ersatzes, and they were never mentioned again.

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* ShooOutTheNewGuy: Near the end of the FinalBattle, Atton Rand introduced a cast of characters consisting of ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' {{Captain Ersatz}}es {{Exp|y}}ies and [[SpotlightStealingSquad put the spotlight on them]], expecting that his fellow players would enjoy these new additions to the cast. Instead, other players were tired of so many Captain Ersatz Expies characters in the RPG, and the last thing they wanted was another group of Ersatzes Expies based on a show they did not watch introduced at the last minute and expected to share the spotlight with the main cast. As a result, Atton Rand quickly shooed out the ''Buffy'' Ersatzes, Expies, and they were never mentioned again.



* SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat: Most villains are Global Threats, but for different reasons. For example, while the Future Villains planned on World Domination, [[spoiler:the Darkitect]] is more focused on [[OmnicidalManiac bringing about the apocalypse]].

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* SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat: SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat:
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Most ''Dino Attack RPG'' villains are Global Threats, but for different reasons. For example, while the Future Villains FUTURE planned on World Domination, [[spoiler:the Darkitect]] XERRD is more focused on [[OmnicidalManiac bringing about the apocalypse]].apocalypse.
** [[spoiler:The Darkitect]] is a rare example of a Universal Threat, since he planned on using the Dino Attack to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the entire universe]].



** The squad of ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' {{Captain Ersatz}}es, who were introduced late in the FinalBattle and were expected to take the spotlight from Atton Rand's more important characters like Rotor and Cabin. When other players didn't like that they stole the spotlight, [[ShooOutTheNewGuy they were promptly shoved out of the spotlight]].

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** The squad of ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' {{Captain Ersatz}}es, {{Exp|y}}ies, who were introduced late in the FinalBattle and were expected to take the spotlight from Atton Rand's more important characters like Rotor and Cabin. When other players didn't like that they stole the spotlight, [[ShooOutTheNewGuy they were promptly shoved out of the spotlight]].



* SuddenNameChange:
** The FMB-Bots were consistently referred to as simply "Frozeen's Brickster-Bots" before their name was revealed on the wiki.
** Before the attack on the XERRD Fortress, XERRD was always referred to as "Dr. Rex's scientists". Once XERRD's name was revealed, everyone in-universe suddenly started referring to the organization by name. There was a flimsy in-universe explanation for this where Dino Attack Team only just found out the organization's name, and the information was quickly shared with the rest of the team.



* VillainsDyingGrace: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Baron Typhonus]] tried to make [[BigBad Dr. Rex]] dodge the Einstein Device. However, despite being enslaved to the Darkitect and becoming his possessed puppet, Dr. Rex deliberately resisted the Darkitect's orders and [[ObiWanMoment calmly accepted death]], knowing that it would finally put an end to all the death and destruction that he caused.]]

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* VillainsDyingGrace: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Baron Typhonus]] [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus tried to make [[BigBad Dr. Rex]] Rex dodge the Einstein Device. However, despite being enslaved to the Darkitect and becoming his possessed puppet, Dr. Rex deliberately resisted the Darkitect's orders and [[ObiWanMoment [[FaceDeathWithDignity calmly accepted death]], knowing that it would finally put an end to all the death and destruction that he caused.]]


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* WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: The battle for the Maelstrom Temple, during which Dino Attack agents were forced to experience illusions of their worst nightmares brought to life.
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* UncertainDoom: A number of Dino Attack agents whose players dropped out, such as [=GoldEagle=], Jordan, Spark, and Zap, were last seen in a perilous situation, with no confirmation whether or not they survived.
10th Apr '17 8:51:53 AM PeabodySam
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** All of Enter Fishstick's characters have names that begin with the letter Z.
11th Jan '17 9:41:16 AM PeabodySam
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** A SecretUndergroundPassage connects Dinosaur Island to the sewage and subway systems of LEGOCity.

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** A SecretUndergroundPassage connects Dinosaur Island to the sewage and subway systems of LEGOCity.LEGO City.



** In ''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.

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** In ''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, LEGO City, which has thankfully been exterminated.



** There's a mass invasion of LEGOCity by mutant dinosaurs and what does Walter decide to do? Stay in the safety of HQ? Leave and participate in the fight? No, he just decided to take advantage of the fact that there wasn't anyone running the local bowling alleys and went bowling with Dude and Donnie. [[SarcasmMode This seems like a reasonable decision that probably won't have any unpleasant consequences.]]

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** There's a mass invasion of LEGOCity LEGO City by mutant dinosaurs and what does Walter decide to do? Stay in the safety of HQ? Leave and participate in the fight? No, he just decided to take advantage of the fact that there wasn't anyone running the local bowling alleys and went bowling with Dude and Donnie. [[SarcasmMode This seems like a reasonable decision that probably won't have any unpleasant consequences.]]



** Dino Attack Headquarters is meant to be Dino Attack Team's one safe haven in LEGOCity. It's been leveled by Kotua, bombed by Cam O'Cozy, and nearly destroyed from the inside by Firecracker. And then there's Mutant Dinos infiltrating the building. Wonderful.

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** Dino Attack Headquarters is meant to be Dino Attack Team's one safe haven in LEGOCity.LEGO City. It's been leveled by Kotua, bombed by Cam O'Cozy, and nearly destroyed from the inside by Firecracker. And then there's Mutant Dinos infiltrating the building. Wonderful.



* WaxingLyrical:
** Greybeard, Ben Gunn, Brickspider Bot v1.0, Captain Click, Frank Einstein, Medic, Heavy, Michelle Glados, and Walker have spoken lines that are slightly-altered lyrics from "[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Still Alive]]". Michelle Glados also quotes a lyric from "[[VideoGame/Portal2 Want You Gone]]".
** Greybeard introduced himself to Ben Gunn by quoting a lyric from "[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life For Me)]]". Later, different lyrics from the same song were quoted by Andrew "Pyro" Jackson during his rant.
** After reading a note from Captain Click, Rex made a remark that quoted the song "Notes" from ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. Later, [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus]] and Sam Sinister addressed one another with lyrics from the musical's title song.
** When the voice was scolding Zach for drifting away from the Maelstrom in his dream, he used lines from the song "The Trial" by Music/PinkFloyd.
** Zachary and the Maelstrom voice in his head have lifted lines from songs by Music/{{Nightwish}}, including "Master Passion Greed", "Scaretale", and "7 Days to the Wolves". The phrase used to describe Holly Vinyaya's emotions while being pummeled by Colonel were also lifted from "Master Passion Greed."
** Two comments in the comm chatter referred to [[Music/SystemOfADown Danny, Lisa, rocking out, and being on the radio]].
** An agent on the comm chatter quoted the first lines of "[[Disney/{{Mulan}} I'll Make a Man Out of You]]". In ''First Assignment'', another agent said an altered version of another lyric from the same song.
** The comm chatter quotes a lyric from the "[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgia Critic Anthem]]" by [[WebVideo/SadPandaQAndA Sad Panda]].
** During her final confrontation with Oswald, Minerva quoted two lines from "[[Music/SonataArctica Paid in Full]]".



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Often happens as a result of a character being OutOfFocus.
** An in-universe example of WhatHappenedToTheMouse is that characters often wonder what happened to Databoard.
** 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 knew what happened to him until he was eventually found on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.
** Due to most side stories taking a back seat once the StoryArc formula was introduced, the status of the Dino Alien invasion is unknown.
** What happened to the XERRD scientist who accidentally switched bodies with a Hybrid?



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Often happens as a result of player's characters being OutOfFocus when that player is no longer active in the RPG, leaving those characters' fates largely unknown. Kotua and Databoard are particularly well-known examples, since they each had a huge presence in the RPG only to vanish in the middle of an AbortedArc with no one knowing what happened to them. Even other characters in-universe wonder what happened to them.
** Due to most side stories taking a back seat once the StoryArc formula was introduced, the status of the Dino Alien invasion is unknown.
** What happened to the XERRD scientist who accidentally switched bodies with a Hybrid?



** [=PeabodySam=] and Jackson Lake worked out a rough idea for a confrontation during the FinalBattle between Dr. Rex and Katerina Schattenberg, aka Catherine Alexander, which would cause Dr. Rex to question his actions and fight back against his enslavement to the Maelstrom. Unfortunately, when the moment finally arrived for JL to initiate this confrontation, he got carried away and had Katerina [[spoiler:''disown'' her brother]]. This, of course, [[DespairEventHorizon had the opposite effect from what had originally intended]]. Now there is an enraged, invincible, nigh-unstoppable T-Rex charging towards DAHQ even more determined to raze it to the ground.

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** [=PeabodySam=] and Jackson Lake worked out a rough idea for a confrontation during the FinalBattle between Dr. Rex and Katerina Schattenberg, aka Catherine Alexander, which would cause Dr. Rex to question his actions and fight back against his enslavement to the Maelstrom. Unfortunately, when the moment finally arrived for JL Jackson Lake to initiate this confrontation, he they got carried away and had Katerina [[spoiler:''disown'' her brother]]. This, of course, [[DespairEventHorizon had the opposite effect from what had originally intended]]. Now there is an enraged, invincible, nigh-unstoppable T-Rex charging towards DAHQ even more determined to raze it to the ground.



** [[spoiler:Illusion!]]Kotua taunted Rex by telling him about how Perfect Chaos drowned all his tamed Mutant Dinos.

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** [[spoiler:Illusion!]]Kotua Kotua taunted Rex by telling him about how Perfect Chaos drowned all his tamed Mutant Dinos.Dinos, including Trouble. [[spoiler:Of course, since this was just an illusion and we later confirm that Trouble was still alive, this is most likely a subversion where nobody actually died.]]
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* SandInMyEyes: Greybeard was definitely ''not'' crying during the final battle. It was raining very hard, and [[{{Understatement}} there was a leak in the roof]], in case you haven't noticed.



* ScaryAnimalTitle: Dino might be extinct, but it's still a scary animal.



** SecretSecretKeeper: Frozeen deduced Silencia Venomosa's identity several hours before asking Amanda for confirmation.

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** * SecretSecretKeeper: Frozeen deduced Silencia Venomosa's identity several hours before asking Amanda for confirmation.



* ShedTheFamilyName: Blaire did this after falling out with his parents and running away from home.



* ShiftingSandLand: Adventurers' Island desert.



* ShockAndAwe: Pterisa and Mutant Pterosaurs.



** ReferenceOverdosed: As a result.

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* 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:
** ReferenceOverdosed: As Alan Pierce- [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000257/ Alan Alda]], who played Benjamin Franklin Pierce in Film/{{Mash}} ("Donald" was considered as a result.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.



* SilenceYouFool: [[spoiler:The Darkitect]] is fond of this, especially in regards to Frank Einstein.



* SinisterSubway: The LEGO City subway system.



* TheSleepless: A good chunk of the cast between the the end of the first RPG and the beginning of ''At War's End'', which began the exact same night. Pretty much everyone at Outpost 4 except Fuchs was up for a large portion of the night (out of all of them Garry probably got the most sleep), not to mention the doctors and so forth. Somewhat justified, as they had an urgent need to regroup as soon as possible, though it is somewhat odd that Crusher was the only one who really seemed tired.

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* TheSleepless: TheSleepless:
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A good chunk of the cast between the the end of the first RPG and the beginning of ''At War's End'', which began the exact same night. Pretty much everyone at Outpost 4 except Fuchs was up for a large portion of the night (out of all of them Garry probably got the most sleep), not to mention the doctors and so forth. Somewhat justified, as they had an urgent need to regroup as soon as possible, though it is somewhat odd that Crusher was the only one who really seemed tired.



* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Antarctica and Vikings Isle.



* SoProudOfYou:
** Frank Einstein to Kate Bishop, to motivate her and give her confidence to [[spoiler:stop the Darkitect]]. Not that it did any good once the deed was done...
** Also done with Athena Fabello to her daughter Minerva.
** General to Frozeen. Notice how all these examples happen when [[spoiler:the speaker is dying]]?



* 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?



** BlatantBurglar: The Brickster, who wears a DominoMask and a jail jumpsuit at all times. His Brickster-Bots also wear the jail clothes.
** EyepatchOfPower: Snake, Demoman, Colonel, Holly Vinyaya, and Captain Click.
** HighClassGlass: Lord Sam Sinister, although he has forsaken his top hat for the Dino Attack.
** MadScientist: Nearly every Mad Scientist wears a lab coat (Walter Breen being one of the only exceptions), and Frank Einstein has the EinsteinHair.
** {{Pirate}}: Coral wears a cavalier and Greybeard has a hook
** Spy: Spy, preferring the Film/JamesBond-esque style, goes for the TuxedoAndMartini look.

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** BlatantBurglar: The Brickster, who wears a DominoMask and a jail jumpsuit at all times. His Brickster-Bots also wear the jail clothes.
** EyepatchOfPower: Snake, Demoman, Colonel, Holly Vinyaya, and Captain Click.
** HighClassGlass: Lord Sam Sinister, although he has forsaken his top hat for the Dino Attack.
** MadScientist:
Nearly every Mad Scientist MadScientist wears a lab coat (Walter Breen being one of the only exceptions), and Frank Einstein has the EinsteinHair.
** {{Pirate}}: As {{pirate}}s, Coral wears a cavalier and Greybeard has a hook
** Spy: Spy, preferring the Film/JamesBond-esque style, goes for the TuxedoAndMartini look.



** TyrannosaurusRex: Mutant T-Rex, the Adventurers' Island breed, and one of the Mesozoic Morphing Monsters of Dinosaur Island. [[TheCoconutEffect Keeping with its source material]], ''Dino Attack RPG'' intentionally misspells ''T. rex'' as T-Rex.
** UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs: Pterosaurs are frequently seen as misnomer Mutant Dinosaurs and on Adventurers' Island, while the Mesozoic Morphing Monsters can assume the forms of Plesiosaurus and Mosasaurus or Dimetrodon.
* StockPhrases: Used by the dozen. Not always word-for-word, but their general meaning is there.
** BigStupidDoodooHead: The harshest insult that Fogel, an even darker and more evil version of Evil Ogel, could come up with was "Mrs. Dumb-Mouth".
** ChewBubblegum: Sarah Bishop shouted a BZP-friendly version of the famous line before killing a bunch of Inferno henchmen and Hybrids.
** ClosestThingWeGot:
*** Garry's rationale for ordering Fuchs to help in the emergency room.
*** The rationale of the founding members when they temporarily promoted Shannon Grimton, who was a technology expert, to head of communications. Of course, they only remembered afterwards that they had Hertz, who was much closer for the job...
*** When Pierce decided to marry Sarah Bishop, the closest thing they had to an actual minister was a shy, semi-religious young doctor. Not exactly the best choice but it was either her or Pharisee.
*** Think a semi-religious doctor the ClosestThingWeGot to a minister? During Rex and Amanda's WartimeWedding, Greybeard proclaimed that ''he'' was the Closest Thing We Got... because he's the oldest Minifig on the team?
** DontAsk: You probably don't want to know the reason why Amanda knows not to hide dead or unconscious bodies in utility closets.
** DontMakeMeDestroyYou: Dr. Rex to Talia Kaahs.
** DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Sam Race was easily startled by Greybeard after the final battle, one of several hints pointing towards PTSD being a long-term effect of the Dino Attack for Race.
** DontYouDarePityMe:
*** Minerva did not want Zach to feel sorry for her because of her past.
*** Rex's response to anyone who feels sorry for him because of [[spoiler:Amanda's death]].
** ForScience: Michelle Glados's primary motivation.
** GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Not in ''Dino Attack RPG'' itself, but in the ''Dino Attack: Legacy'' tribute, Databoard knocks some sense into Kotua with a DopeSlap.
** HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Greybeard mused this after he seemingly defeated Dr. Rex, only afterwards realizing that it was a RedHerring.
** IDidWhatIHadToDo: The maxim of many realist agents, including Greybeard. Rex also used this line when explaining why he did not tell Amanda about Roger's death.
** IDidntTellYouBecauseYoudBeUnhappy: The reason why Rex did not tell Amanda about Roger's death.
** IDontLikeYouAndYouDontLikeMe: Frozeen to Grease during the final battle.
** IHaveAFamily: Bartholomew Enderson used this line when he was confronted by Silencia Venomosa. He later confessed that it was the greatest mistake he ever made, since she decided to use it as leverage against him.
** INeedAFreakingDrink: After having some problems of his own and finding out that two of his teammates were killed, Spy ''really'' needed a cigarette to clear his head so he could figure out the identity of [[TheMole the killer]].
** ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Medic didn't mind being called out on his questionable methods. He ''did'' mind, however, when Pierce falsely accused him of using rusty tools.
** IWasNeverHere:
*** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Edward Korrupte]] made it quite clear to Silencia Venomosa that neither of them were in his office at that time on that day, and they were most certainly not having a conversation about infiltrating Mindstorms, Inc.
*** According to Specs, he most certainly did ''not'' have an argument in his office with Rex and Amanda about the identity of the mole.
** IllKillYou:
*** One of the few phrases that Dromus knows in the Mutant Dino language.
*** Rex made it very clear to French Fries that, if French Fries actually did run over Trouble, Rex would kill him.
** ImNotDoingThatAgain: Frozeen in regards to relapsing into insanity.
** ImYourBiggestFan: The Brickster is Ogel's self-proclaimed #1 fanboy.
** ImYourWorstNightmare: Pterisa introducing herself.
** IveComeTooFar: Said over the comm chatter as a ShoutOut to ''Videogame/Left4Dead2''.
** IfICantHaveYou: Dr. Rex to Talia Kaahs.
** IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Said by Michelle Glados during the final battle, [[MillionToOneChance regarding Dino Attack Team's chances of winning]].
** IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim:
*** Garry's moral issues over whether to turn in Rotor. On the one hand he could keep quiet, allowing the team to keep a good leader that they will need in the upcoming battle, but he is still an accomplice to cold-blooded torture, making him no better. On the other hand, he could turn Rotor in. However, the team would be deprived of the one man who can lead a T-1 squad. He would also most likely be punished himself though probably not as severely as if he kept quiet, and worst of all Rotor might try to kill him out of anger. Interestingly, Garry actually chose to keep quiet, though he deliberately faked Jenny's death to get her as far away from Rotor as possible.
*** Called out by Carolyne Provencal when she was at Zach's mercy with her One-Hit Kill Agony Beam staff. Despite wishing to humanely kill Provencal, Zach causes him to go ahead and kill her with the staff.
** ItHasBeenAnHonor:
*** Dust wanted Rockford to know that it was an honor to have known him.
*** Specs, Semick, and Rex have all invoked this trope when talking to their fellow Dino Attack agents towards the end of the FinalBattle.
** ItHasOnlyJustBegun: Reptile said this after the defeat of Dr. Rex. This was also the theme of the final ''Dino Attack RPG'' post, emphasizing that the end of ''Dino Attack RPG'' marks the beginning of a brand new chapter in everybody's lives.
** ItIsNotYourTime: Played with. The mysterious voice that Kotua, Databoard, Frozeen, Trigger, and Rex all heard upon death told them that it ''was'' their time. Kotua, Databoard, and Frozeen had to convince the voice otherwise in order to be revived, and by the time it was Frozeen's turn, the voice was less than willing to comply. Trigger did not even get a chance to convince the voice, and Rex is the only one who peacefully accepted the voice.
** ItsPersonal: The motivations of Shadow, Blade, Jordan, and Talia Kaahs. Also King Joseph Race, after Willa the Witch killed Sir Robert Batrick. Rex, too, during the later stages of the final battle.
** KillHimAlready: What Greybeard wanted to do after Dr. Rex's fall. If only Rex had listened to him instead of wanting to give Dr. Rex some CruelMercy...
** LetsDance: Said by Glide to Kotua.
** LikeASonToMe:
*** Seeing as he was a barren man, Wallace Bishop viewed his lab assistant as his daughter.
*** Although they are not biologically related, Greybeard sees Mary Rose as if she really were his granddaughter.
** MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
*** Rex had one of these moments after realizing that he 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 his VillainousBSOD.
*** See also NiceJobBreakingItHero.
** 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''.
** NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: According to Word of God, this is how Greybeard vanquished his illusion in the Maelstrom Temple.
** SandInMyEyes: Greybeard was definitely ''not'' crying during the final battle. It was raining very hard, and [[{{Understatement}} there was a leak in the roof]], in case you haven't noticed.
** SilenceYouFool: [[spoiler:The Darkitect]] is fond of this, especially in regards to Frank Einstein.
** SoProudOfYou:
*** Frank Einstein to Kate Bishop, to motivate her and give her confidence to [[spoiler:stop the Darkitect]]. Not that it did any good once the deed was done...
*** Also done with Athena Fabello to her daughter Minerva.
*** General to Frozeen. Notice how all these examples happen when [[spoiler:the speaker is dying]]?
** TellMeAboutMyFather: Frozeen asks both Evil Ogel and General about the fate of Zachary Abody.
** ThisIsTheFinalBattle: Take a wild guess.
** ThisIsThePartWhere: [[Videogame/{{Portal2}} Michelle Glados kills you]].
** WasItAllALie?:
*** During the Adventurers' Island StoryArc, shortly after learning about Amanda's identity as Silencia Venomosa and her secret fear that "Amanda Claw" is just a mask, Rex asked Amanda this question in regards to their love. Thankfully, Amanda's response was "no", and that helped to keep her grounded.
*** Rex asked [[spoiler:[[TheMole Ata]]]] this question, and [[spoiler:Ata's]] response was "yes".
** WhatsInItForMe: The Maelstrom, speaking through a Stromling, asked this of the team Dr. Cyborg was leading into the ''real'' [[TempleOfDoom Maelstrom Temple]] when they demanded entrance into the Vortex Chamber.
** WhenLifeGivesYouLemons: Mentioned numerous times during the final battle, either by [[{{Pyromaniac}} Pyro]], or by the comm chatter, as a ShoutOut to ''[[Videogame/{{Portal2}} Portal 2]]'''s infamous take on the phrase. The whole ''Portal 2'' speech was played over the radio by Kara to boost morale.
** WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied:
*** According to Word Of God, this is how Rex learned that Finister killed Roger Remous.
*** [[spoiler:Illusion!]]Kotua taunted Rex by telling him about how Perfect Chaos drowned all his tamed Mutant Dinos.
*** [[spoiler:The Darkitect]] was about to tell Greybeard how Sir Robert Batrick died, but Greybeard cut him off with a ShutUpHannibal
** YouExclamation: Said by Rex when he saw Wallace Bishop in the Temple of Creation.
** YouDoNotWantToKnow: It's probably better that we don't find out what horrific procedure Pierce was put through when Enter and Return were treating him for exposure to super-hot-spicy-tongue-melting-jail-cell-door-opening-pizza.
** YouHaveFailedMe: Said by [[spoiler:[[BadBoss the Darkitect]]]] while killing Ahua.
** YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Spoken far too many times to count, though one notable example is that Glados said this as a ShoutOut to ''[[Videogame/{{Portal2}} Portal 2]]'' when she saw that [[spoiler:[[HeroicSecondWind Trouble was still alive]]]].
** YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: While [[spoiler:[[BadBoss the Darkitect]]]] could heal his subordinates, he sometimes purposely left some Stromlings to die after being critically wounded, such as Kiddy. Ahua was killed by the Maelstrom for this reason.
** YouJustHadToSayIt: Hotwire noted that Greybeard just HAD to mention the warm, cozy fire...
** YouKnowWhatTheySay: According to Dr. Robert Nicholas, [[Videogame/ShadowTheHedgehog the more, the merrier]]!
** YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost: Rex to Frozeen, after the latter caught a glimpse of Ben Gunn using the Super Teleport Pad.
** YoureInsane!: Rex to Michelle Glados.
** YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive: Used too often to list every example, but villains do love referring to Amanda as Rex's "little girlfriend" and Trouble as Rex's "little pet".
* StockSuperpowers: Surprisingly, even though this isn't a universe with any prominent superheroes, some of these have showed up.
** AnIcePerson: The Ice Snake King.
** ShockAndAwe: Pterisa and Mutant Pterosaurs.
** SuperSpeed: Due to some genetic experiments, Alpha was granted this ability. So he used it. Again. And again. And again. [[GameBreaker God-modding, much]]?
** {{Telepathy}}:
*** The ability of Aravis.
*** Amanda Claw was also revealed to be Telepathic at one point, although it was quickly retconned into CanonDiscontinuity due to a number of factors (including the lack of an expected shock factor).

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** TyrannosaurusRex: Mutant T-Rex, the Adventurers' Island breed, and one of the Mesozoic Morphing Monsters of Dinosaur Island. [[TheCoconutEffect Keeping with its source material]], ''Dino Attack RPG'' intentionally misspells ''T. rex'' as T-Rex.
** UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs:
UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs:
***
Pterosaurs are frequently seen as misnomer Mutant Dinosaurs and on Adventurers' Island, while Island.
*** Two of
the Mesozoic Morphing Monsters can assume the forms of Plesiosaurus and Mosasaurus or Dimetrodon.
Dimetrodon, respectively.
* StockPhrases: Used by the dozen. Not always word-for-word, but their general meaning is there.
StockForeignName:
** BigStupidDoodooHead: The harshest insult that Fogel, an even darker and more evil version of Evil Ogel, could come up with was "Mrs. Dumb-Mouth".
German: Dietrich Luzwheit.
** ChewBubblegum: Sarah Bishop shouted a BZP-friendly version of the famous line before killing a bunch of Inferno henchmen and Hybrids.
** ClosestThingWeGot:
*** Garry's rationale for ordering Fuchs to help in the emergency room.
*** The rationale of the founding members when they temporarily promoted Shannon Grimton, who was a technology expert, to head of communications. Of course, they only remembered afterwards that they had Hertz, who was much closer for the job...
*** When Pierce decided to marry Sarah Bishop, the closest thing they had to an actual minister was a shy, semi-religious young doctor. Not exactly the best choice but it was either her or Pharisee.
*** Think a semi-religious doctor the ClosestThingWeGot to a minister? During Rex and Amanda's WartimeWedding, Greybeard proclaimed that ''he'' was the Closest Thing We Got... because he's the oldest Minifig on the team?
** DontAsk: You probably don't want to know the reason why Amanda knows not to hide dead or unconscious bodies in utility closets.
** DontMakeMeDestroyYou: Dr. Rex to Talia Kaahs.
** DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Sam Race was easily startled by Greybeard after the final battle, one of several hints pointing towards PTSD being a long-term effect of the Dino Attack for Race.
** DontYouDarePityMe:
*** Minerva did not want Zach to feel sorry for her because of her past.
*** Rex's response to anyone who feels sorry for him because of [[spoiler:Amanda's death]].
** ForScience: Michelle Glados's primary motivation.
** GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Not in ''Dino Attack RPG'' itself, but in the ''Dino Attack: Legacy'' tribute, Databoard knocks some sense into Kotua with a DopeSlap.
** HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Greybeard mused this after he seemingly defeated Dr. Rex, only afterwards realizing that it was a RedHerring.
** IDidWhatIHadToDo: The maxim of many realist agents, including Greybeard. Rex also used this line when explaining why he did not tell Amanda about Roger's death.
** IDidntTellYouBecauseYoudBeUnhappy: The reason why Rex did not tell Amanda about Roger's death.
** IDontLikeYouAndYouDontLikeMe: Frozeen to Grease during the final battle.
** IHaveAFamily: Bartholomew Enderson used this line when he was confronted by Silencia Venomosa. He later confessed that it was the greatest mistake he ever made, since she decided to use it as leverage against him.
** INeedAFreakingDrink: After having some problems of his own and finding out that two of his teammates were killed, Spy ''really'' needed a cigarette to clear his head so he could figure out the identity of [[TheMole the killer]].
** ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Medic didn't mind being called out on his questionable methods. He ''did'' mind, however, when Pierce falsely accused him of using rusty tools.
** IWasNeverHere:
*** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Edward Korrupte]] made it quite clear to Silencia Venomosa that neither of them were in his office at that time on that day, and they were most certainly not having a conversation about infiltrating Mindstorms, Inc.
*** According to Specs, he most certainly did ''not'' have an argument in his office with Rex and Amanda about the identity of the mole.
** IllKillYou:
*** One of the few phrases that Dromus knows in the Mutant Dino language.
*** Rex made it very clear to French Fries that, if French Fries actually did run over Trouble, Rex would kill him.
** ImNotDoingThatAgain: Frozeen in regards to relapsing into insanity.
** ImYourBiggestFan: The Brickster is Ogel's self-proclaimed #1 fanboy.
** ImYourWorstNightmare: Pterisa introducing herself.
** IveComeTooFar: Said over the comm chatter as a ShoutOut to ''Videogame/Left4Dead2''.
** IfICantHaveYou: Dr. Rex to Talia Kaahs.
** IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Said by Michelle Glados during the final battle, [[MillionToOneChance regarding Dino Attack Team's chances of winning]].
** IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim:
*** Garry's moral issues over whether to turn in Rotor. On the one hand he could keep quiet, allowing the team to keep a good leader that they will need in the upcoming battle, but he is still an accomplice to cold-blooded torture, making him no better. On the other hand, he could turn Rotor in. However, the team would be deprived of the one man who can lead a T-1 squad. He would also most likely be punished himself though probably not as severely as if he kept quiet, and worst of all Rotor might try to kill him out of anger. Interestingly, Garry actually chose to keep quiet, though he deliberately faked Jenny's death to get her as far away from Rotor as possible.
*** Called out by Carolyne Provencal when she was at Zach's mercy with her One-Hit Kill Agony Beam staff. Despite wishing to humanely kill Provencal, Zach causes him to go ahead and kill her with the staff.
** ItHasBeenAnHonor:
*** Dust wanted Rockford to know that it was an honor to have known him.
*** Specs, Semick, and Rex have all invoked this trope when talking to their fellow Dino Attack agents towards the end of the FinalBattle.
** ItHasOnlyJustBegun: Reptile said this after the defeat of Dr. Rex. This was also the theme of the final ''Dino Attack RPG'' post, emphasizing that the end of ''Dino Attack RPG'' marks the beginning of a brand new chapter in everybody's lives.
** ItIsNotYourTime: Played with. The mysterious voice that Kotua, Databoard, Frozeen, Trigger, and Rex all heard upon death told them that it ''was'' their time. Kotua, Databoard, and Frozeen had to convince the voice otherwise in order to be revived, and by the time it was Frozeen's turn, the voice was less than willing to comply. Trigger did not even get a chance to convince the voice, and Rex is the only one who peacefully accepted the voice.
** ItsPersonal: The motivations of Shadow, Blade, Jordan, and Talia Kaahs. Also King Joseph Race, after Willa the Witch killed Sir Robert Batrick. Rex, too, during the later stages of the final battle.
** KillHimAlready: What Greybeard wanted to do after Dr. Rex's fall. If only Rex had listened to him instead of wanting to give Dr. Rex some CruelMercy...
** LetsDance: Said by Glide to Kotua.
** LikeASonToMe:
*** Seeing as he was a barren man, Wallace Bishop viewed his lab assistant as his daughter.
*** Although they are not biologically related, Greybeard sees Mary Rose as if she really were his granddaughter.
** MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
*** Rex had one of these moments after realizing that he 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 his VillainousBSOD.
*** See also NiceJobBreakingItHero.
** 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''.
** NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: According to Word of God, this is how Greybeard vanquished his illusion in the Maelstrom Temple.
** SandInMyEyes: Greybeard was definitely ''not'' crying during the final battle. It was raining very hard, and [[{{Understatement}} there was a leak in the roof]], in case you haven't noticed.
** SilenceYouFool: [[spoiler:The Darkitect]] is fond of this, especially in regards to Frank Einstein.
** SoProudOfYou:
*** Frank Einstein to Kate Bishop, to motivate her and give her confidence to [[spoiler:stop the Darkitect]]. Not that it did any good once the deed was done...
*** Also done with Athena Fabello to her daughter Minerva.
*** General to Frozeen. Notice how all these examples happen when [[spoiler:the speaker is dying]]?
** TellMeAboutMyFather: Frozeen asks both Evil Ogel and General about the fate of Zachary Abody.
** ThisIsTheFinalBattle: Take a wild guess.
** ThisIsThePartWhere: [[Videogame/{{Portal2}} Michelle Glados kills you]].
** WasItAllALie?:
*** During the Adventurers' Island StoryArc, shortly after learning about Amanda's identity as Silencia Venomosa and her secret fear that "Amanda Claw" is just a mask, Rex asked Amanda this question in regards to their love. Thankfully, Amanda's response was "no", and that helped to keep her grounded.
*** Rex asked [[spoiler:[[TheMole Ata]]]] this question, and [[spoiler:Ata's]] response was "yes".
** WhatsInItForMe: The Maelstrom, speaking through a Stromling, asked this of the team Dr. Cyborg was leading into the ''real'' [[TempleOfDoom Maelstrom Temple]] when they demanded entrance into the Vortex Chamber.
** WhenLifeGivesYouLemons: Mentioned numerous times during the final battle, either by [[{{Pyromaniac}} Pyro]], or by the comm chatter, as a ShoutOut to ''[[Videogame/{{Portal2}} Portal 2]]'''s infamous take on the phrase. The whole ''Portal 2'' speech was played over the radio by Kara to boost morale.
** WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied:
*** According to Word Of God, this is how Rex learned that Finister killed Roger Remous.
*** [[spoiler:Illusion!]]Kotua taunted Rex by telling him about how Perfect Chaos drowned all his tamed Mutant Dinos.
*** [[spoiler:The Darkitect]] was about to tell Greybeard how Sir Robert Batrick died, but Greybeard cut him off with a ShutUpHannibal
** YouExclamation: Said by Rex when he saw Wallace Bishop in the Temple of Creation.
** YouDoNotWantToKnow: It's probably better that we don't find out what horrific procedure Pierce was put through when Enter and Return were treating him for exposure to super-hot-spicy-tongue-melting-jail-cell-door-opening-pizza.
** YouHaveFailedMe: Said by [[spoiler:[[BadBoss the Darkitect]]]] while killing Ahua.
** YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Spoken far too many times to count, though one notable example is that Glados said this as a ShoutOut to ''[[Videogame/{{Portal2}} Portal 2]]'' when she saw that [[spoiler:[[HeroicSecondWind Trouble was still alive]]]].
** YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: While [[spoiler:[[BadBoss the Darkitect]]]] could heal his subordinates, he sometimes purposely left some Stromlings to die after being critically wounded, such as Kiddy. Ahua was killed by the Maelstrom for this reason.
** YouJustHadToSayIt: Hotwire noted that Greybeard just HAD to mention the warm, cozy fire...
** YouKnowWhatTheySay: According to Dr. Robert Nicholas, [[Videogame/ShadowTheHedgehog the more, the merrier]]!
** YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost: Rex to Frozeen, after the latter caught a glimpse of Ben Gunn using the Super Teleport Pad.
** YoureInsane!: Rex to Michelle Glados.
** YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive: Used too often to list every example, but villains do love referring to Amanda as Rex's "little girlfriend" and Trouble as Rex's "little pet".
* StockSuperpowers: Surprisingly, even though this isn't a universe with any prominent superheroes, some of these have showed up.
** AnIcePerson: The Ice Snake King.
** ShockAndAwe: Pterisa and Mutant Pterosaurs.
** SuperSpeed: Due to some genetic experiments, Alpha was granted this ability. So he used it. Again. And again. And again. [[GameBreaker God-modding, much]]?
** {{Telepathy}}:
*** The ability of Aravis.
*** Amanda Claw was also revealed to be Telepathic at one point, although it was quickly retconned into CanonDiscontinuity due to a number of factors (including the lack of an expected shock factor).
Russian: Ivan Tzenovich.



** StrawLoser: The "[[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]]" Snake, who was introduced for no purpose other than to be beaten up to make the "[[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]]" Snake look better in comparison.
** StrawMisogynist:
*** Again, Soldier is sexist, and seeing that his sexist remarks usually get him beaten up by Maria, it's PlayedForLaughs.
*** Pretty much every Western character that wasn't part of the team would also qualify, although this was mainly in keeping with their less high-end lifestyle as well as drawing inspiration from actual views of the Western era.

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** * StrawLoser: The "[[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]]" Snake, who was introduced for no purpose other than to be beaten up to make the "[[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]]" Snake look better in comparison.
** * StrawMisogynist:
*** ** Again, Soldier is sexist, and seeing that his sexist remarks usually get him beaten up by Maria, it's PlayedForLaughs.
*** ** Pretty much every Western character that wasn't part of the team would also qualify, although this was mainly in keeping with their less high-end lifestyle as well as drawing inspiration from actual views of the Western era.



* SuddenlyVoiced: Amanda Claw forsakes her vow of silence during the LEGO Island mission upon learning about Roger's death.



* SuperSpeed: Due to some genetic experiments, Alpha was granted this ability. So he used it. Again. And again. And again. [[GameBreaker God-modding, much]]?



* SwordAndGun: Greybeard's weapons of choice are a cutlass and a flintlock pistol.



* TalkLikeAPirate: Greybeard.



** When a post is written from the perspective of Rex, nearly every dinosaur counts, although this is more of a case of BilingualDialogue than TalkingAnimal.



* TeamTitle: Dino Attack is named after the D.I.N.O. Attack team.



* {{Telepathy}}:
** The ability of Aravis.
** Amanda Claw was also revealed to be Telepathic at one point, although it was quickly retconned into CanonDiscontinuity due to a number of factors (including the lack of an expected shock factor).
* TeleportSpam: Michelle Glados uses this with Carolyne Provencal against Zachary, Minerva, and Dr. Cyborg.



* TeleporterAccident: [[NoodleIncident Mentioned by General]] as a ShoutOut to ''Videogame/HalfLife2''.



** 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.
** PortalNetwork: King Joseph Race and Sam Race established a Portal Network between Dino Attack Headquarters and Ogel Control Center.
** TeleporterAccident: [[NoodleIncident Mentioned by General]] as a ShoutOut to ''Videogame/HalfLife2''.
** TeleportSpam: Michelle Glados uses this with Carolyne Provencal against Zachary, Minerva, and Dr. Cyborg.

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** 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.
** PortalNetwork: King Joseph Race and Sam Race established a Portal Network between Dino Attack Headquarters and
* TellMeAboutMyFather: Frozeen asks both Evil Ogel Control Center.
** TeleporterAccident: [[NoodleIncident Mentioned by General]] as a ShoutOut to ''Videogame/HalfLife2''.
** TeleportSpam: Michelle Glados uses this with Carolyne Provencal against Zachary, Minerva,
and Dr. Cyborg.General about the fate of Zachary Abody.
* TempleOfDoom: The Maelstrom Temple.



* 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.



* ThisIsTheFinalBattle: Take a wild guess when characters said this.
* ThisIsThePartWhere: [[Videogame/{{Portal2}} Michelle Glados kills you]].



** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus used the Maelstrom to cure [[HandicappedBadass Rex's]] paralysis. Then, the Maelstrom turned on Rex, constricting him and leaving him unable to even move. When the Maelstrom finally let go, Rex was once again paralyzed.]]

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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus Typhonus]] used the Maelstrom to cure [[HandicappedBadass Rex's]] paralysis. Then, the Maelstrom turned on Rex, constricting him and leaving him unable to even move. When the Maelstrom finally let go, Rex was once again paralyzed.]]



* TitleTropes: Some of these have been played with in ''Dino Attack RPG'' and ''Dino Attack: At War's End''.
** PopCulture Pun: ''At War's End'', a pun based upon ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End]]''.
** ScaryAnimalTitle: Dino might be extinct, but it's still a scary animal.
** TeamTitle: Dino Attack is named after the D.I.N.O. Attack team.
** TitleDrop: One comment on the comm chatter during the FinalBattle uses the phrase "at war's end".

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* TitleTropes: Some of these have been played with in ''Dino Attack RPG'' and ''Dino Attack: At War's End''.
** PopCulture Pun: ''At War's End'', a pun based upon ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End]]''.
** ScaryAnimalTitle: Dino might be extinct, but it's still a scary animal.
** TeamTitle: Dino Attack is named after the D.I.N.O. Attack team.
**
TitleDrop: One comment on the comm chatter during the FinalBattle uses the phrase "at war's end".



** TomboyPonytail: Holly Vinyaya and Zelda Frodongan.

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** * TomboyPonytail: Holly Vinyaya and Zelda Frodongan.



* {{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.
* TyrannosaurusRex: Mutant T-Rex, the Adventurers' Island breed, and one of the Mesozoic Morphing Monsters of Dinosaur Island. [[TheCoconutEffect Keeping with its source material]], ''Dino Attack RPG'' intentionally misspells ''T. rex'' as T-Rex.



* UndergroundLevel: The Goo Caverns.



* VideoWills: Frank Einstein delivered his last message to Rex in the form of a hologram. The message began with the hologram addressing the fact that, if this hologram is seen, then Dr. Einstein must be dead.

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* VideoWills: VideoWills:
**
Frank Einstein delivered his last message to Rex in the form of a hologram. The message began with the hologram addressing the fact that, if this hologram is seen, then Dr. Einstein must be dead.



* VideogameSettings: Most locations can be categorized as Videogame Settings.
** AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The sewage tunnel that leads to Dinosaur Island.
** BuildLikeAnEgyptian: Adventurers' Island Sphinx Area.
** DeathMountain: The Ogel's Island volcano.
** DugTooDeep: The Goo Caverns.
** ElaborateUndergroundBase: The Goo Caverns.
** FinalBossNewDimension: The Torn World.
** GangplankGalleon: Pirates Forbidden Island.
** HailfirePeaks: Adventurers' Island is essentially ShiftingSandLand + JungleJapes + {{Prehistoria}}.
** HiddenElfVillage: Adventurers' Island Aztec Village.
** HubCity: LEGO City.
** JungleJapes: Adventurers' Island jungle.
** MedievalEuropeanFantasy: Castle Cove.
** NostalgiaLevel: Most locations are based upon classic Toys/LEGOThemes as opposed to modern LEGO themes.
** PlayerHeadquarters: Dino Attack Headquarters.
** PortTown: Eldorado Fortress.
** {{Prehistoria}}: Dinosaur Island and Adventurers' Island Dino Park.
** ShiftingSandLand: Adventurers' Island desert.
** SinisterSubway: The LEGO City subway system.
** SlippySlideyIceWorld: Antarctica and Vikings Isle.
** TempleOfDoom: The Maelstrom Temple.
** UndergroundLevel: The Goo Caverns.
** WhereItAllBegan: LEGO City is where the first Mutant Dinos appeared and the first location to appear in the RPG. Seven years later (eight months later in-universe), the FinalBattle is being fought in LEGO City.


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* 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'').


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* WasItAllALie?:
** During the Adventurers' Island StoryArc, shortly after learning about Amanda's identity as Silencia Venomosa and her secret fear that "Amanda Claw" is just a mask, Rex asked Amanda this question in regards to their love. Thankfully, Amanda's response was "no", and that helped to keep her grounded.
** Rex asked [[spoiler:[[TheMole Ata]]]] this question, and [[spoiler:Ata's]] response was "yes".


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* WhatsInItForMe: The Maelstrom, speaking through a Stromling, asked this of the team Dr. Cyborg was leading into the ''real'' [[TempleOfDoom Maelstrom Temple]] when they demanded entrance into the Vortex Chamber.
* WhenLifeGivesYouLemons: Mentioned numerous times during the final battle, either by [[{{Pyromaniac}} Pyro]], or by the comm chatter, as a ShoutOut to ''[[Videogame/{{Portal2}} Portal 2]]'''s infamous take on the phrase. The whole ''Portal 2'' speech was played over the radio by Kara to boost morale.
* WhereItAllBegan: LEGO City is where the first Mutant Dinos appeared and the first location to appear in the RPG. Seven years later (eight months later in-universe), the FinalBattle is being fought in LEGO City.


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* 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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* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied:
** According to Word Of God, this is how Rex learned that Finister killed Roger Remous.
** [[spoiler:Illusion!]]Kotua taunted Rex by telling him about how Perfect Chaos drowned all his tamed Mutant Dinos.
** [[spoiler:The Darkitect]] was about to tell Greybeard how Sir Robert Batrick died, but Greybeard cut him off with a ShutUpHannibal


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* 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.
* YouDoNotWantToKnow: It's probably better that we don't find out what horrific procedure Pierce was put through when Enter and Return were treating him for exposure to super-hot-spicy-tongue-melting-jail-cell-door-opening-pizza.
* YouExclamation: Said by Rex when he saw Wallace Bishop in the Temple of Creation.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Said by [[spoiler:[[BadBoss the Darkitect]]]] while killing Ahua.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Spoken far too many times to count, though one notable example is that Glados said this as a ShoutOut to ''[[Videogame/{{Portal2}} Portal 2]]'' when she saw that [[spoiler:[[HeroicSecondWind Trouble was still alive]]]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: While [[spoiler:[[BadBoss the Darkitect]]]] could heal his subordinates, he sometimes purposely left some Stromlings to die after being critically wounded, such as Kiddy. Ahua was killed by the Maelstrom for this reason.
* YouJustHadToSayIt: Hotwire noted that Greybeard just HAD to mention the warm, cozy fire...
* YouKnowWhatTheySay: According to Dr. Robert Nicholas, [[Videogame/ShadowTheHedgehog the more, the merrier]]!
* YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost: Rex to Frozeen, after the latter caught a glimpse of Ben Gunn using the Super Teleport Pad.


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* YouShallNotPass: Libo, who destroyed the Stone Tower Bridge (while still standing on it) to prevent the Mutant Dinos from following his friends.
* YoureInsane!: Rex to Michelle Glados.


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* YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive: Used too often to list every example, but villains do love referring to Amanda as Rex's "little girlfriend" and Trouble as Rex's "little pet".
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** Dr. Strangebrick has recently started to fill this role.



** The Brickster]always had a strong love for pizza, even if he often used it as part of an elaborate scheme to escape from prison.

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** The Brickster]always Brickster always had a strong love for pizza, even if he often used it as part of an elaborate scheme to escape from prison.



* UrbanWarfare: LEGOCity in the early days of the Dino Attack, although it seems to be somewhat under control as a small portion of the town's population has returned, some of the damage has been repaired, and mutant dinos are scarce aside from a few scattered groups of mutant lizards. However, the FinalBattle takes place in LEGO City.

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* UrbanWarfare: LEGOCity LEGO City in the early days of the Dino Attack, although it seems to be somewhat under control as a small portion of the town's population has returned, some of the damage has been repaired, and mutant dinos are scarce aside from a few scattered groups of mutant lizards. However, the FinalBattle takes place in LEGO City.



** Paulie Gonepus began to suffer one when he could not kill Holly Vinyaya that ultimately peaked with the destruction of his tentatcles and Maelaser.

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** Paulie Gonepus began to suffer one when he could not kill Holly Vinyaya that ultimately peaked with the destruction of his tentatcles tentacles and Maelaser.



* WhyWontYouDie: Glados to Rex during her VillainousBreakdown.

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* WhyWontYouDie: WhyWontYouDie:
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Glados to Rex during her VillainousBreakdown.



** Dust also grew up in an abusive household. His [[AlcoholicParent alcoholic father]] would often hit the ten-year-old boy.
*** Michelle Glados also grew up under the same circumstances.

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** Dust also grew up in an abusive household. His [[AlcoholicParent alcoholic father]] would often hit the ten-year-old boy.
*** Michelle Glados also grew up under the same circumstances.similar circumstances as Dust.
26th Dec '16 10:40:55 AM PeabodySam
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* SmartBomb:
** The Einstein Device during its Doctor Device stage of development.
** Dust can be Smug but is not necessarily a slimy snake.

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* SmartBomb:
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SmartBomb: The Einstein Device during its Doctor Device stage of development.
** Dust can be Smug but is not necessarily a slimy snake.
development.



** Suprisingly used quite a lot for an RPG based on a LEGO line, [[DefiedTrope even though there is a strict "no smoking" policy in Dino Attack Headquarters]]. Many of Atton Rand's characters, especially his tougher ones are seen to smoke frequently, among them Snake, Trigger, Clint, and Angel Eyes.

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** Suprisingly Surprisingly used quite a lot for an RPG based on a LEGO line, [[DefiedTrope even though there is a strict "no smoking" policy in Dino Attack Headquarters]]. Many of Atton Rand's characters, especially his tougher ones are seen to smoke frequently, among them Snake, Trigger, Clint, and Angel Eyes.



* SmugSnake: Evil Ogel, Lord von Barron, Walter Breen, Blaire Darkling, and [[spoiler:the Darkitect]].

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* SmugSnake: Evil Ogel, Lord von Barron, SmugSnake:
** Grease is very snobby and rude, acting like he's better than "outdated losers" like Alpha Team or Rock Raiders. However, he doesn't actually do anything to back up his smug attitude, and is seen running away from the Brickspider Bot or getting his butt handed to him by Mutant Raptors (resulting in him being rescued by some of the "outdated losers" that he previously insulted). Additionally, in Alpha Team RPG: Ogel's Last Stand, he got the snot beaten out of him by Frozeen, who was so irritated by the former's smug attitude that he was even willing to throw inter-agency relations out the window just to shut him up.
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Walter Breen, Blaire Darkling, Breen is confident that his high-ranking status in XERRD gives him the authority to boss everyone around and [[spoiler:the Darkitect]].act like he's the one in charge, and remains smug and arrogant through it all. In return, his fellow XERRD scientists despise him and, at one point, even shoot missiles at him just to get him to shut up.
** French Fries is sure that he is well-deserving of his elite agent ranking and believes that his supposed "friends in high places" will protect him from anyone who raises a finger against him. As such, he comes across as incredibly smug, even boasting to Rex's face that he supposedly ran over Trouble with a vehicle. The result is that he gets utterly humiliated: he is arrested, violently assaulted twice, stripped of his ranking, and discharged from the team, all the while unable to even put up a good fight.



** There are a total of 243 named Dino Attack agents recorded on the official wiki. Out of those, there are only 26 female agents[[note]]Anya, Aravis, Buffy, Cabin, Catless, Claw, Contest, Dromus, Fabello, Holly Vinyaya, Kara Wise, Katana, Kate Bishop, Maria, Mercedes, Parr, Scope, Shock, Shona, Stealth, Willow, Wing, Wright, Zealot, Zelda, and Zenna[[/note]]. Of those 26, only four are elite agents[[note]]Cabin, Fabello, Mercedes, and Zenna[[/note]], in comparison to 25 male elite agents; prior to the Adventurers' Island StoryArc, there were no named female elite agents.

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** Out of 90 primary characters, only Dromus and Zenna are female.
** There are is currently a total of 243 277 named Dino Attack agents recorded on the official wiki. Out of those, there are only 26 31 female agents[[note]]Anya, Aravis, Baudelaire, Belle, Buffy, Cabin, Catless, Claw, Contest, Dromus, Fabello, Gromtin, Holly Vinyaya, Kara Wise, Katana, Kate Bishop, Lisa, Maria, Mercedes, Parr, Scope, Shock, Shona, Stealth, Willow, Wing, Wright, Wyldstyle, Zealot, Zelda, and Zenna[[/note]]. Of those 26, 31, only four five are elite agents[[note]]Cabin, Fabello, Gromtin, Mercedes, and Zenna[[/note]], in comparison to 25 30 male elite agents; prior to the Adventurers' Island StoryArc, there were no named female elite agents.



*** Rex's response to anyone who feels sorry for her because of [[spoiler:Amanda's death]].

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*** Rex's response to anyone who feels sorry for her him because of [[spoiler:Amanda's death]].



** YouJustHADToSayIt: Hotwire noted that Greybeard just HAD to mention the warm, cozy fire...

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** YouJustHADToSayIt: YouJustHadToSayIt: Hotwire noted that Greybeard just HAD to mention the warm, cozy fire...



** {{Telepathy}}: The ability of Aravis. Amanda Claw was also revealed to be Telepathic at one point, although it was quickly retconned into CanonDiscontinuity due to a number of factors (including the lack of an expected shock factor).

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** {{Telepathy}}: {{Telepathy}}:
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The ability of Aravis. Aravis.
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Amanda Claw was also revealed to be Telepathic at one point, although it was quickly retconned into CanonDiscontinuity due to a number of factors (including the lack of an expected shock factor).
19th Dec '16 6:03:26 PM PeabodySam
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* SuperWeight:
** Type -1: Mary Rose and Kate Bishop. As children, they can barely do anything on their own and always require a MamaBear or PapaWolf to protect them.
** Type 0: Non-combat members of Dino Attack Team, such as Noomi Shaw, who stay out of the action and find more mundane (yet necessary) ways of contributing to the cause.
** Type 1: The majority of Dino Attack Team, comprised largely of BadassNormal people who are expected to have it in them to pick up a gun and fight mutant dinosaurs.
** Type 2: Zachary Virchaus, Dr. Cyborg, and Pterisa. Zachary and Pterisa each have a [[SinglePowerSuperheroes single]] Maelstrom-derived power (CastingAShadow and ShockAndAwe, respectively), while Dr. Cyborg's cybernetic enhancements give him additional abilities.
** Type 3: General and Fogel. They are both cyborgs with greatly enhanced physical prowess (speed, strength, endurance, etc.), wings, and NighInvulnerability.
** Type 4: Dr. Rex during the final battle, [[spoiler:after being possessed by the Maelstrom and turned into an unstoppable monster that, in the end, could only be defeated by Imagination]].
** Type 6: Imagination and the Maelstrom ([[spoiler:and therefore, the Darkitect]]), two fundamental forces of the universe with the power to create or destroy entire worlds.
** Type 7: [[spoiler:The authors, if Zero's vision is to be believed.]]



** MassTeleportation: As a T-1 Typhoon approached the LEGOIsland 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.

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** MassTeleportation: As a T-1 Typhoon approached the LEGOIsland 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.



* [[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.

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* [[invoked]]TooSoon: [[invoked]]TooSoon:
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After poking humor at Engineer's (very recent) death, Zach immediately backpedaled a little and noted that his joke might have been distasteful.distasteful.
** Discussed by Rex when he told Dr. Cyborg why it was probably not a good idea to thank Silencia Venomosa for "doing a good job" when her exploits are still recent in people's memories.



* VillainousRescue: Evil Ogel showed up in an airship just in time to save Rex and his friends from a Mutant Vinscale Octomus swarm. Later, he ([[ActuallyADoombot or rather, his disguised drones]]) saved Rex and his friends again, this time from Dr. Rex twice during the final battle.



* VillainousBSOD: Oswald has one upon learning that [[spoiler:he was nothing more than a pawn for the Maelstrom]].

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* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler:Ata]] and Oswald has each have one upon learning that [[spoiler:he was [[spoiler:they were nothing more than a pawn pawns for the Maelstrom]].



* TheVoiceless: Amanda Claw, [[SuddenlyVoiced until she broke her vow of silence]] in the LEGOIsland mission.

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* TheVoiceless: Amanda Claw, [[SuddenlyVoiced until she broke her vow of silence]] in the LEGOIsland LEGO Island mission.
19th Dec '16 4:44:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** 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; 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]].

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** 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; 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}} 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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