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* BadassMoustache: Just about everybody in the movie, especially the Earps. Especially in RealLife.

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* BadassMoustache: Just about everybody in the movie, especially the Earps. Especially in RealLife. Interestingly, despite Doc Holliday arguably being the most badass character in the movie, he probably has the least impressive moustache.
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->''"All right, Clanton, you called down the thunder, well now you've got it! You see that? It says United States Marshal. Take a good look at him, Ike, 'cause that's how you're gonna end up. The Cowboys are finished, you understand? I see a red sash, I kill the man wearin' it. So run, you cur. Run! Tell all the other curs the law's comin'. You tell 'em I'm coming, and Hell's coming with me, you hear? '''Hell's coming with me!'''''"
-->-- '''Wyatt Earp'''

''Tombstone'' is a 1993 [[TheWestern Western]] starring Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/SamElliott, and Creator/BillPaxton. Set in the 1880s in Tombstone, Arizona, it centers on Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday facing off against the criminal Cowboys. The film had a large ensemble cast, with 85 speaking roles. The main Cowboys were played by Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Creator/StephenLang, and Creator/ThomasHadenChurch. Creator/CharltonHeston cameos as a ranch owner. Creator/BillyZane [[ShowWithinAShow plays an actor]].

Wyatt Earp, the legendary former lawman, moves to Tombstone, Arizona looking to begin a prosperous new life with his two brothers, Virgil and Morgan, and their wives. Also in town is an old friend of his, Doc Holliday. After Wyatt establishes himself as a dealer in a local saloon, and rejects many requests to help maintain law and order in the town, the town marshal is shot dead by Curly Bill Brocius, the leader of a band of criminals known as the Cowboys. Their ire is raised when Wyatt insists that Curly Bill stand trial. With the town now lacking respectable law and order, Virgil and Morgan volunteer to become marshals and enforce a new policy banning wearing guns into town. The tension between the lawmen and the criminals reaches the breaking point when a group of illegally-armed Cowboys gather at the OK Corral. Virgil insists that they must be confronted and the infamous shootout takes place, resulting in several dead Cowboys.

The Cowboys later seek revenge for the fight by shooting at the Earps' wives, shooting Virgil in the street, and fatally shooting Morgan in the back. Virgil, who loses the use of his left arm, and the wives take the train out of town while Wyatt remains behind and forms a band of marshals to eliminate the Cowboys. The posse is ruthless in hunting down anyone wearing the red sash of the Cowboys, shooting them on sight. In a big showdown at a creek, Wyatt rushes at them with guns blazing, killing Curly Bill and several others. The Cowboys are not yet finished, however, as their new leader is the psychotic gunman Johnny Ringo, who challenges Wyatt to a duel. Doc Holliday duels Ringo instead, making good on an earlier challenge that never led to a fight, and expertly shoots Ringo in the [[BoomHeadshot head]]. The last of the Cowboys eliminated, the film ends with the quiet death of Doc in a hospital bed and an epilogue describing Wyatt's life, happily ever after.

The film is [[TruthInTelevision somewhat accurate]], although it does portray an idealized version of the Earps while also making the whole story a lot more dramatic. In reality, the conflict between the Earps and the Cowboys is not entirely clear-cut; the Earps are generally regarded as the "good guys" only because they happened to be the ones wearing badges at the time.
The exact sequence of the events at the OK Corral remains ambiguous. Critics of the Earps point out that many of them were veteran gunfighters (at least Civil War veteran Virgil was; Wyatt had been in one gunfight in Dodge City at that point, and Doc's reputation as a gunfighter is questionable to say the least), while for the Cowboys the shootout was their first (and last) and that it was therefore unlikely that they would have been the aggressors. However, as the film depicts accurately, some of the unarmed Cowboys were allowed to flee unscathed, highlighting that the Earps weren't there to massacre the Cowboys. Also, Earp's defenders point to the testimonies of the unbiased witnesses H.F. Sills (whose testimony backed up Wyatt's, and who earlier heard the Cowboys threaten murder) and Addie Bourland (who testified that just before the fight, no one had their hands up). Johnny Ringo's death in particular is shrouded in mystery and originally ruled a suicide. Some other examples are the idea that both Morgan and Virgil were shot the same night, when they weren't, or the notion that the ex-Cowboys eventually joined Wyatt's posse (which was never confirmed).

TheOtherWiki has articles of interest [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunfight_at_the_O.K._Corral here]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earp_Vendetta_Ride here]] if you want to see the differences between RealLife and film. IMDB has a fairly complete compilation of differences [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108358/faq#.2.1.17 here]]

While the film largely focuses on Wyatt Earp, most find Doc Holliday--as portrayed by Val Kilmer--[[EnsembleDarkhorse to be more memorable.]]

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and Hell's coming with me, you hear? '''Hell's coming with me!'''''"
-->-- '''Wyatt Earp'''

''Tombstone''
Creator/RedEntertainment, ''Fossil Fighters'' (''Kaseki Horider'', or "Fossil Hunters", in Japan) is a 1993 [[TheWestern Western]] starring Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/SamElliott, and Creator/BillPaxton. Set in the 1880s in Tombstone, Arizona, it centers on Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday facing off against the criminal Cowboys. The film had a large ensemble cast, with 85 speaking roles. The main Cowboys were played by Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Creator/StephenLang, and Creator/ThomasHadenChurch. Creator/CharltonHeston cameos as a ranch owner. Creator/BillyZane [[ShowWithinAShow plays an actor]].

Wyatt Earp, the legendary former lawman, moves to Tombstone, Arizona looking to begin a prosperous new life with his two brothers, Virgil and Morgan, and their wives. Also in town is an old friend of his, Doc Holliday. After Wyatt establishes himself as a dealer in a local saloon, and rejects many requests to help maintain law and order in the town, the town marshal is shot dead by Curly Bill Brocius, the leader of a band of criminals known as the Cowboys. Their ire is raised when Wyatt insists that Curly Bill stand trial. With the town now lacking respectable law and order, Virgil and Morgan volunteer to become marshals and enforce a new policy banning wearing guns into town. The tension between the lawmen and the criminals reaches the breaking point when a group of illegally-armed Cowboys gather at the OK Corral. Virgil insists that they must be confronted and the infamous shootout takes place, resulting in several dead Cowboys.

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the Earps' wives, shooting Virgil in tropical Vivosaur island, the street, and fatally shooting Morgan in Richmond archaeological foundation has built a fantastic resort. Using the back. Virgil, who loses brilliance of Dr. Diggins, they have developed a process to revive dead animals from fossil fragments. ([[Film/JurassicPark Sound familiar?]]) As a side-effect of this process, the use of his left arm, and the wives take the train out of town while Wyatt remains behind and forms a band of marshals to eliminate the Cowboys. The posse is ruthless in hunting down anyone wearing the red sash of the Cowboys, shooting them on sight. In a big showdown at a creek, Wyatt rushes at them with guns blazing, killing Curly Bill and several others. The Cowboys dead animals are not yet finished, however, as their new leader is the psychotic gunman Johnny Ringo, who challenges Wyatt to a duel. Doc Holliday duels Ringo instead, making good on an earlier challenge that never led to a fight, and expertly shoots Ringo in the [[BoomHeadshot head]]. The last complete copies of the Cowboys eliminated, the film ends with the quiet death of Doc in a hospital bed and an epilogue describing Wyatt's life, happily ever after.

The film is [[TruthInTelevision somewhat accurate]], although it does portray an idealized version of the Earps while also making the whole story a lot more dramatic. In reality, the conflict between the Earps and the Cowboys is not entirely clear-cut; the Earps are generally regarded as the "good guys" only because
creatures they happened to be the ones wearing badges at the time.
The exact sequence of the events at the OK Corral remains ambiguous. Critics of the Earps point out that many of them were veteran gunfighters (at least Civil War veteran Virgil was; Wyatt had been in one gunfight in Dodge City at that point, and Doc's reputation as a gunfighter is questionable to say the least), while for the Cowboys the shootout was their first (and last) and that it was therefore unlikely that they would have been the aggressors. However, as the film depicts accurately, some of the unarmed Cowboys were allowed to flee unscathed, highlighting that the Earps weren't there to massacre the Cowboys. Also, Earp's defenders point to the testimonies of the unbiased witnesses H.F. Sills (whose testimony backed up Wyatt's, and who earlier heard the Cowboys threaten murder) and Addie Bourland (who testified that just before the fight, no one had their hands up). Johnny Ringo's death in particular is shrouded in mystery and
originally ruled were in life--they gain unusual appearances and best of all--superpowers. Vivosaur Island has become a suicide. Some playground for the rich where wealthy young dinosaur fanatics can revive extinct animals in the form of superpowered monsters and fight them against each other examples are for glory and fame.

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the idea that both Morgan second game) who aspires ToBeAMaster. You hunt fossils, battle other fans, and Virgil were shot raise in the same night, when they weren't, or ranks, with the notion that help of his friends. But the ex-Cowboys eventually joined Wyatt's posse (which was never confirmed).

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* ''Fossil Fighters'' (''Bokura wa Kaseki Horider'', or "We Are Fossil Hunters", in Japan), 2008 JP/2009 US Nintendo DS
* ''Fossil Fighters: Champions'' (''Super Kaseki Horider'', or "Super Fossil Hunters" in Japan), 2010 JP/2011 US Nintendo DS: This game features improved, [[CelShaded cel-shaded graphics]] (with FMV cutscenes), a female player character, a revamped movement system, new islands, new villains,
and film. IMDB the ability to Super Revive certain Vivosaurs into evolved forms.
* ''Fossil Fighters: Frontier'' (''Kaseki Horider Mugengear'', or "Fossil Hunters Infinite Gear" in Japan), 2014 JP/2015 US Nintendo 3DS: The new feature for this title is the ability to fight wild Vivosaurs and to drive around in customizable vehicles. The combat system
has a fairly complete compilation of differences [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108358/faq#.2.1.17 here]]

While the film largely focuses on Wyatt Earp, most find Doc Holliday--as portrayed by Val Kilmer--[[EnsembleDarkhorse to be more memorable.]]
also been entirely overhauled.



!! This film contains examples of:
* AccidentalMurder: When Curly Bill Brocius accidentally shoots and kills Tombstone's town marshal, Fred White, while high on opium. Historically, the real life Brocius and White were friends, and everyone, even Wyatt Earp himself (who arrested Brocius after the shooting and testified during Brocius's trial that the gun went off accidentally) said so (and in the end, Brocius was acquitted of murder and the shooting ruled accidental). In the movie, this is made clear by Curly Bill repeatedly (and mournfully) asking, "Get up, Fred! C'mon now, get up!"
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Several of the Cowboys who were ready to throw down with the Earps laugh when Doc spins his cup around in mocking Johnny Ringo's fancy GunTwirling.
** Also, just before he dies, [[spoiler: Doc Holliday notes the irony in that he isn't wearing his boots.]]
* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: [[spoiler: As Doc lays on his death bed, he confesses a few of his life's regrets to Wyatt, before encouraging him to pursue Josephine.]]
* AgeLift: Seventy-two year old HarryCareyJr, a long-time veteran of countless Westerns, plays Marshal Fred White, who was barely into his thirties when the events depicted in the film occurred.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Cochise County Sheriff's Deputy Billy Breckinridge, who seems to have a crush on the actor. "Curly Bill" Brocious has a few possible hints as well.
** [[RealityIsUnrealistic Surprisingly, going from Earp's recollections, this was]] TruthInTelevision for Breckinridge. Not so much for Curly Bill, though.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Some aspects of the real story are ShroudedInMyth, but certain known facts are altered/omitted. See also HistoricalHeroUpgrade and HistoricalVillainUpgrade below.
** The events depicted in the movie were actually spread out over several years. Morgan and Virgil were shot five months after the OK Corral fight, and not on the same night.
** Wyatt's brother Warren Earp is omitted from the story entirely.
** Curly Bill Brocius only became leader of the Cowboys after the death of Old Man Clanton. Clanton, who frequently led the gang into Mexico to rustle cattle, was driving a herd back into Arizona and was attacked a mile south of the border on August 12, 1881. Clanton and all but two of the men with him were killed. The Clanton Gang's activities were causing major diplomatic problems, and the US Government had promised their Mexican counterparts, who were threatening a military response, that it would be taken care of.
** Milt Joyce of the Oriental Saloon was no friend of the Earps. The altercation in the saloon was actually between Johnny Tyler and Doc Holliday, and escalated into Doc and Joyce shooting at each other. Joyce and Sheriff Behan tried to frame Doc for a double murder committed by Cowboys a few months later.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Johnny Ringo. His name (at least his last name) was almost certainly an alias. Some contemporary sources render it as Ringgold. He evidently preferred Ringo in real life, though.
** Doc Holliday's real name was John Henry Holliday.
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Wyatt''': Run! Tell all the curs that the law is comin'!! You tell 'em I'M comin!!! And Hell's comin' with me, y'hear! '''HELL'S COMIN' WITH ME!!!'''
** Needless to say Wyatt comes after [[spoiler: the Cowboys]] with a hellbent vengeance.
** And then there's Doc Holliday's "I'm your huckleberry", which, in context, is his way of saying "If you want to fight to the death, I'm more than happy to oblige you."
* BadassFamily: The Earp brothers.
* BadassLongcoat: Particularly Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp.
* BadassMoustache: Just about everybody in the movie, especially the Earps. Especially in RealLife.
* BangBangBang: Played liberally straight.
* BatmanGambit: Doc Holiday knows Wyatt Earp can't beat Ringo, so while showing himself to be very ill he manipulates Wyatt Earp into giving him his U.S. Marshal's badge, by asking him what it's like to wear one of those. [[spoiler:He then sneaks off to the meeting place and uses the badge to manipulate Ringo into dueling him instead, saving Wyatt's life]].
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: It almost counts as a FridgeLogic moment, but the reason [[spoiler:after the duel between Doc and Ringo why Wyatt Earp takes off Ringo's boots and stages his death scene like a suicide is to make it exactly the way in RealLife Ringo's body was found.]]
* BigBadWannabe: Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan acts like he runs Tombstone, but the Cowboys mostly ignore him and the Earps consider him more nuisance than threat. Even when he draws his gun, nobody takes him seriously, as he lacks the balls to do anything with it. Then there is Ike Clanton, who is the second most prominent Cowboy after Curly Bill, runs his mouth constantly, but every time a fight gets ready to happen, he turns and runs.
* BigNo: Wyatt Earp, is wading through a river with gunshots just barely missing him; he's shouting "No!" as he shoots at the bad guys. This culminates in a long, slow-motion, "Nooo!" at the end.
* BilingualBonus: The unsubtitled Latin dialogue between Ringo and Holliday. The intention is to show that these two characters are [[CulturedBadass educated]]. Ringo calls Holliday a drunk; Holiday tells Ringo to mind his own business and dismisses him. Ringo then threatens him by saying something to the effect that fools learn from their mistakes, gesturing to his gun with Doc ending the dialogue with a line ambiguous between calling for peace and threatening death. [[http://latindiscussion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6909 Commentary]]
** Translation of the Latin:
*** In vino veritas. [In wine (is) the truth]
*** Age quod agis. [Do what you're going to do] (Bring it on.)
*** Credat Judaeus apella, non ego. [May the Jew Apella, not I, believe it] (Tell it to someone who cares.)
*** Iuventus stultorum magister. [Youth (is) the teacher of fools] (Allow me to teach you a lesson.)
*** In pace requiescat. [May he rest in peace] (It's your funeral.)
* BlastOut: Portrays the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral as a tense standoff before a sly wink from Doc Holliday to Billy Clanton turns it into a full blown blast out.
* BlingBlingBang: Wyatt's personalized pistol, a custom made Buntline Special from "the grateful citizens of Dodge City".
* BoomTown: As stated in the prologue, silver had been discovered in Arizona making Tombstone "queen of the boom towns".
* BottomlessMagazines: The gunfight at the OK Corral is really guilty of this.
* BringIt:
-->'''Cowboy''': (pointing a gun at Holliday) I got you now, you sonofabitch!
-->'''Holliday''': You're a daisy if ya do!
** And, more famously:
-->''Ringo'': {to the Earps} Don't any of you have the guts to play for blood?
-->''Holliday'': {holding a gun behind his back} I'm your huckleberry.[[note]]Historically, this meant "the right man for the job".[[/note]]
* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: Occurs all the time in film, but a notable example occurs during the showdown between Doc and Ringo. Doc outdraws Ringo and shoots him in the forehead. Ringo is killed, but only has a small, neat, nearly bloodless hole in his head from the bullet. In reality, getting shot in the forehead at that range with Doc's gun would have blown the top of his head off. It's not just the bullet, it's the ballistic pressure wave.
* ButtMonkey: Billy Breckinridge is openly mocked by the Cowboys, prompting Wyatt to remark after the OK Corral gunfight, "All they ever did was laugh at him." Only Curly Bill treats him with any kind of respect. He does TakeALevelInBadass later in the movie.
* ByronicHero: Doc Holliday.
* CallBack: Early in the movie a Mexican priest predicts that someone will wreak revenge upon the Cowboys for their crimes and quotes from Revelation 6:8. [[note]]"And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him."[[/note]] Wyatt unknowingly calls back to this moment with his "Hell's coming with me!" speech. One wonders if Ike Clanton noticed.
* TheCameo: Charlton Heston.
* CircuitJudge: When someone gets tried for a crime, it's whenever Judge Spicer shows up.
* CowboyCop: Wyatt [[spoiler:when he leaves Tombstone and gets a U.S. Marshal's badge, using it as a means to cover his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the Cowboys who wounded Virgil and killed Morgan.]]
* {{Cukoloris}}: A short scene involving a traveling show features a decidedly low-tech version, where the effect of flickering flame (symbolizing FireAndBrimstoneHell in a reading of Faust) is created by having a stagehand slosh a half-full bottle of whiskey in front of the light.
* CulturedBadass: Johnny Ringo and Doc Holliday. (Ringo as a villain is technically WickedCultured.) Early in the film Ringo understands a Mexican priest's warning (in Spanish), and translates it by quoting Literature/TheBible. Holliday is described as a (former) SouthernGentleman and plays Chopin on the piano. The two hold a conversation in Latin during their first meeting.
* DeadpanSnarker: Doc Holliday.
-->'''Doc''': Maybe poker's just not your game, Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!
* DealWithTheDevil: Used by the theatre company's rendition of ''{{Faust}}''. Curly Bill says he'd take the deal and then [[FaustianRebellion shove the contract up the devil's backside]]. When he asks Johnny Ringo what he'd do, Ringo says he already did.
* DeathSeeker: Doc Holliday, who suffers from tuberculosis and takes every opportunity to be a smart ass to the most psychotic Cowboys.
** Johnny Ringo shows a reckless need to get into fights and borders this trope as a means of scaring the crap out of everyone else. [[spoiler:The one person Ringo DOESN'T want to fight - Doc - just happens to be a deadlier and more sincere DeathSeeker than he is.]] This may be a TruthInTelevision [[spoiler:because the RealLife Johnny Ringo was found dead under mysterious circumstances that left the coroner with only one possible conclusion of "suicide".]]
* DirtyCop: County Sheriff Johnny Behan, at least in-film where he's seen siding with the Cowboys [[spoiler:and leads a Cowboy-filled Posse chasing after Wyatt's vendetta]].
* DirtyCoward: Ike Clanton. He repeatedly talks tough and then collapses into a whimpering mess whenever the shooting starts. During the Corral shootout, the Earps let him go as he surrenders as an unarmed participant; he immediately holes up in a nearby building, takes a gun from the man inside, and starts shooting at the Earps from behind. In his last scene of the film he rips off his Cowboy sash while being pursued by Wyatt and the Immortals. The narrator lets us know - during the WhereAreTheyNow closing as the credits roll - that Ike was later killed during a robbery in New Mexico.
* DrugsAreBad: As evidenced by Mattie Earp, Wyatt's laudanum-addicted wife. She died later of a drug overdose.
** Curly Bill had just come out of an opium den, high as a kite, when he accidentally shot Fred White. [[TruthInTelevision This matches historical accounts of the incident.]]
** Also, the [[{{Mooks}} Cowboys]] are seen smoking [[OpiumDen Opium]]. One even mistakes [[YourHeadASplode a gun for a pipe]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Doc Holliday's first appearance.
** For Virgil, it's when he sees that the Cowboys have even injured the town's schoolmarm and terrorized innocent children. His conscience will not rest until he gets sworn in as a deputy.
** Wyatt's blunt handling of a bullying faro dealer (Creator/BillyBobThornton) that was ruining a hotel's business, throwing him out (literally) on his ear and negotiating a sweet job with the owner in return.
*** Before that there's a scene where Wyatt sees a man whipping an unruly horse, something Wyatt takes exception to. He grabs the whip and gives the man a couple thwacks. "Hurts, doesn't it?"
** The Cowboys shoot up a wedding in the opening scene, executing the bride and groom and terrorizing the guests. They purposefully avoid killing the priest, who continues to shout verses from Revelation at them, until Johnny Ringo shoots him on an impulse. Now, who do you think will turn out to be the sociopath of the group?
* EvenEvilHasStandards / TokenGoodTeammate: Sherman [=McMasters=]--drops his red sash in front of Wyatt and fall in with the Earp brothers after someone fires a gun into the Earp household, nearly killing the brothers' wives; [=McMasters=] flatly states that attacking defenseless women was something he simply couldn't stomach. (This is foreshadowed during the implied rape scene at the Mexican wedding in the introduction.) He even joins Earp in his vendetta against the Cowboys.
** Though he laughs about it immediately afterwards, Curly Bill is visibly shocked when Johnny Ringo shoots the Mexican priest at the beginning. He also repeatedly tells Ringo to cool down and--[[NotSoDifferent parallel with Earp]]--tries to maintain what passes for peace in the town.
* EvilCounterpart: Johnny Ringo, to Doc Holliday. Both well-educated men, both death-dealers (and in their own ways, death-seekers). Ringo is TheDragon to Curly Bill, with Doc TheLancer to Wyatt.
-->'''Doc Holliday''': Look, darling, Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do you think, darling? Should I hate him?
-->'''Kate''': You don't even know him.
-->'''Doc Holliday''': Yes, but there's just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don't know, reminds me of... Me. No. I'm sure of it, ''I hate him''.
* FamousLastWords: "Oh my. This is funny." (TruthInTelevision)
* {{Fanfare}}: Just really on the dramatic end.
* FiringOneHanded: Wyatt Earp blows away a fleeing enemy with a double-barreled shotgun... one-handed, while riding on a horse, at full gallop. Granted, since it's a shotgun, you don't have to be precise, but...
** If someone wasn't firing GunsAkimbo, they're doing this trope.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the beginning, the Mexican priest condemns the Cowboys in Spanish until Ringo shoots him. Curly Bill asks Florentino what he said, and Florentino says a "sick horse" will get them. Ringo corrects him, saying that the priest was quoting the Bible, referring to the "pale horse" ridden by Death. [[spoiler:Of course, "pale" and "sick" can both refer to Doc Holliday, who kills Ringo.]]
** Sherman [=McMasters=] is the only Cowboy who looks uncomfortable when the other Cowboys start dragging the bride away at the beginning of the movie. He eventually joins Wyatt in fighting the Cowboys.
* GoodBadGirl: Josephine. As she puts it:
--> '''Josephine:''' ''(To Wyatt, cheerily)'' Oh, I know. Don't say it: I'm rotten. I tried to be good. It's just so ''boring''.
--> '''Wyatt:''' ''(Awed)'' The way you talk...
--> '''Josephine:''' Never heard a woman talk like that?
--> '''Wyatt:''' ...Never.
--> '''Josephine:''' I don't have ''time'' to be [[ProperLady "proper"]]. I'm a woman, I like men. If that means I'm not "ladylike", then I guess I'm just not a lady. [[AtLeastIAdmitIt At least I'm honest.]]
--> '''Wyatt:''' You're ''different''...there's no arguing that. [[SpiritedYoungLady But you're a lady, all right.]] I'll take my oath on it.
* GoodIsNotNice/GoodIsNotSoft: The Earp Vendetta Ride shows that they weren't really discreet in how they went about their business.
* GottaKillThemAll: After Wyatt Earp's family is attacked by the red sash-wearing Cowboys, he declares, "From now on, I see a red sash, I kill the man wearing it!"
* GraveHumor: Seen in Boot Hill. "Here lies Lester Moore, took four slugs from a .44. No [[IncrediblyLamePun Les]], no more." In fact, this is a real gravestone at the cemetery.
--> '''Wyatt Earp''': I just want you to know it's over between us.
-->'''Curly Bill''': Well... bye.
-->'''Johnny Ringo''': Smell that, Bill? Smells like someone died.
* GunsAkimbo: Doc Holliday confronts Billy Clanton (Ike's younger brother) and pulls a pistol on him. Clanton says that Holliday is so drunk (which he clearly is) he's probably seeing double. Holliday then pulls out a second pistol with the other hand, points both of them at the guy, ''flips each one in a different direction while still holding his cup'', and says, "I have two guns... one for each of ya."
** Everybody does this at least once in the movie. At the gunfight, Doc provides covering fire by dual-wielding his Colt Single Action Army and Colt Lightning together.
** Curly Bill wears a two-gun rig and sometimes uses both pistols. He aims and fires one while cocking the other. It requires some coordination, but it's actually realistic.
* GunTwirling:
** Johnny Ringo. And then memorably parodied by Doc Holliday with a tin cup in place of a gun.
** Also done memorably by Doc later on, with two guns. One clockwise, one counter-clockwise. He's still holding his tin cup.
* HandshakeRefusal: Doc Holliday refuses to shake the hand of the corrupt fop of a sheriff who is in league with the Cowboy gangs, though this is because he's a Lawman, and has nothing to do with his corrupt foppery.
* HappilyMarried: Virgil and Allie Earp. According to numerous biographies and eyewitness accounts, this was TruthInTelevision. Then with Wyatt and Josie.
** Subverted all to hell with Wyatt and Mattie. Whatever reasons they married were soon lost the second Mattie found the laudanum.
* HairTriggerTemper: Johnny Ringo. Doc Holliday surmises that Johnny has a gaping hole in him that can never be filled with enough murder, theft or other horrible deeds because Johnny is angry at the whole world for being born.
** Johnny Tyler, the crooked blackjack dealer who Wyatt swiftly deals with.
* HarbingerOfImpendingDoom: This movie gave the trope its original title, when Wyatt tells Ike that "Hell is coming with me!" He still winds up being this for the Cowboys.
* HeelFaceTurn: [=McMasters=] decides the Cowboys organization have crossed it and quits in protest.
** Breckinridge after [[spoiler:Cowboys murder the actor Fabian]]. In a DeletedScene he even hunts and kills those responsible.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Doc and Wyatt. The two are willing to do anything for each other.
--> (after Doc has a bad coughing fit) '''"Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson''': Doc, you oughta be in bed. What in the hell are you doing this for anyway?
--> '''Doc Holliday''': Wyatt Earp is my friend.
--> '''"Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson''': Hell, I got lots of friends.
--> '''Doc Holliday''': ...I don't.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: While Doc Holliday's reputation as a feared gunfighter is acknowledged, the Earp faction in Tombstone is whitewashed. Holliday and the Earps had numerous run-ins with the law and assorted violent encounters. When they were lawmen themselves, they often exploited their authority for profit.
** Wyatt Earp actually had a reputation for being a remarkably ''fair'' frontier lawman before coming to Tombstone. Where [[FairForItsDay many of his contemporaries]] might shoot first and ask questions rarely, he mostly [[PistolWhip used his pistol as a club]], which, if not exactly gentle, still allowed the man on the receiving end to continue breathing. Although he was ''willing'' to kill someone if he had to, it was never his go-to option. At least until Morgan got shot...
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade:
** Ike Clanton gets this, according to his descendants. Historical records don't really support their claims, though.
** Johnny Ringo. While the film shows Ringo as a remorseless killer, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Ringo historic research]] can only conclusively point to him committing one murder. At one point in his life, he even served as a town marshal, and was to all accounts a conscientious and efficient lawman. It's his awesome name (which was probably an alias), the grudge that is known to have existed between him and Holliday, plus Ringo's mysterious death several months after the events this film depicts, that has the various movies on the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral boost his status as a lethal counterpart to Doc Holliday.
*** Though he's only known for certain to have committed one murder, he was at least connected to numerous others. He is known to have shot an unarmed man's ear off in a bar [[FelonyMisdemeanor because the victim politely refused Ringo's offer to buy him a shot of whiskey, saying he preferred beer]]. He's also known to have had a very antagonistic relationship with the Earps and especially Holliday. How fair Michael Biehn's [[AxeCrazy awesome portrayal]] is will probably never be known, because all primary sources regarding his character were either [[UnreliableNarrator his close friends or his mortal enemies]].
** The Cowboys in general are portrayed as an organized gang of vicious killers who are tearing the town apart and ruthlessly persecuting the heroic Earp family. In reality, the Cowboys were a loose association of cattle rustlers who primarily stole cattle in Mexico. They had a lot of local support and helped consolidate local resistance against northern industrialists. Their feud with the Earps, however, ''was'' quite bloody and they weren't above murdering the Earps and their supporters after the OK Corral gunfight. As in most movies, the real situation's much more GrayAndGreyMorality than its screen depiction.
* HonourBeforeReason:
-->'''Virgil''': They're carrying guns, Wyatt.
-->'''Wyatt''': Virg, that's a misdemeanor. You go down there to arrest them, something goes wrong, maybe this time somebody really gets his head broke. You'll have Cowboys coming round looking for trouble from here to Christmas. You wanna risk all that over a misdemeanor?
-->'''Virgil''': Damn right I'll risk it. They're breaking the law!
** Although the Cowboys were making direct threats to their lives as well.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: '''Tombstone''', Arizona.
* ImmuneToBullets: [[spoiler: Wyatt Earp. With all the gunfights he ends up being in, he walks away from ''each one'' without so much as a flesh wound (all the other heroes, Doc included, get hit at least once). This is remarked on as borderline miraculous after the fight at the waterhole where he walked out of cover and picked off the Cowboys one by one with bullets flying past the whole time. Massively TruthInTelevision because in the shootouts at the O.K. Corral and at Iron Springs (the waterhole), Wyatt DID walk away from them without a scratch.]]
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Most notable when Wyatt wades across a watering hole into a hail of bullets, and all the bad guys miss him. This is based on a real life event where, [[RealityIsUnrealistic according to eyewitnesses]], this is exactly what happened.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: [[spoiler:Doc Holliday, who really did die of tuberculosis.]]
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Wyatt and Doc Holliday are crack shots.
* InVinoVeritas: Holliday [[LampshadeHanging quotes the trope by name]] during his first exchange with Johnny Ringo to let everyone know that while he ''is'' drunk, he also means everything that he says -- namely, that he hates Ringo at first sight.
* KissingCousins: Doc reveals towards the end that the only woman he ever loved was not Big Nosed Kate, but rather a first cousin of his, who left him at 15 to join a convent over the affair.
* KnightKnaveAndSquire: The Earp brothers and Doc Holliday. Virgil and Wyatt share the role of the Knight, Doc Holliday is the Knave, and Morgan the Squire.
* LargeHam: Wyatt has his [[BigNo moments.]] So does Curly Bill.
* LaserGuidedKarma: The Cowboys all get theirs at some point. Even Ike, who managed to escape Wyatt, gets shot and killed later in life.
* LimitedWardrobe: While the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday wear different outfits throughout the films, the Cowboys wear the exact same thing from start to finish, including Curly Bill with his trademark red vest while Ike and Billy Clanton always wear blue vests.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: 85 speaking roles. Creator/KurtRussell claims that he cut his own role down to allow other cast members more screen time.
* LoveAtFirstSight: The first time Wyatt and Josephine lay eyes on each other is played this way. Even Doc Holliday [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it:
--> "''Well''...! An enchanted moment."
* LoveTriangle: Wyatt, Mattie (his wife), and Josie (the actress).
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Josephine Marcus.
* MeaningfulEcho: Doc to Ringo " I'm your huckleberry [...] Say when! "
* MisplacedRetribution: The murder of Morgan by the Cowboy gang makes Wyatt swear to kill any member of them he finds. This includes Cowboys he may never have even met and who did nothing to him personally.
* MistakenForAnImpostor: When the famous Wyatt Earp introduces himself to the owner of the bar where he and his brothers will run a gambling operation, the bar owner snorts and says "Yeah, right."
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Much of the reason the Earps are gunning for the Cowboys and vice versa is because of Ike Clanton. He runs his mouth off more than Doc Holliday, threatening the Earps and Holliday, raising paranoia about how they came to Tombstone to bring the law. All the Earps wanted to do was make some money and retire in peace.
* NoodleIncident: The events of Dodge City that made Wyatt a living legend are only referenced within the film without the details. The real life events are documented.
* OhCrap: When Wyatt sees the looks on the Cowboy's faces in the O.K. Corral standoff and sees they're going to draw, all he says is ''"Oh my God"''.
** When Johnny Ringo sees who he thinks is Wyatt Earp showing up for their gunfight, he's very confident and arrogant, knowing he's faster than Wyatt. When he sees that it's actually Doc Holliday, he stops dead in his tracks. Right at this point his facial expression is one of the best Oh Crap moments in the history of cinema. Trying to talk his way out of it carries absolutely no weight with Holliday, who makes it perfectly clear to Ringo that it's way too late for him to back down now.
** The film spent a lot of time building up to the showdown between Ringo and Doc, and a considerable amount of foreshadowing and preparation went into it. The main reason for Ringo's Oh Crap expression is not only was he not expecting Doc, but he's at a ''severe'' disadvantage and he knows it. If you pay attention to the movie, Doc has seen Ringo draw, but Ringo has never seen Doc draw. Also, the way each one wears their gun is entirely to Doc's advantage. Ringo wears his on his hip, in the traditional fashion, but Doc wears his across his stomach, with the butt of the gun towards his drawing hand. When you look at the scene, Doc's hand is so close to his gun he can casually tap it, and the total distance he has to move his hand to draw and fire the gun is ''very'' much less than Ringo, with his traditional holster, has to cover. Ringo even tries to negate Doc's advantage here by keeping his body angled in such a way that Doc cannot see his gun, but there's no way he can start to draw the gun without his shoulder and upper arm telegraphing the movement.
* OneManArmy: Wyatt at the Iron Springs shootout. He wades into a hail of gunfire without so much as a scratch, and kills almost half a dozen Cowboys in return, including their leader.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: John Henry Holliday is only ever referred to by his nickname 'Doc'.
* OpeningMonologue: Introduces the setting, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, and the Cowboys. (Narrator played by Robert Mitchum.)
* OpiumDen: Appears twice: First when Curly Bill gets high and [[strike:murders]] accidentally shoots the marshal, and then later in a {{montage}} when a Cowboy is shown absentmindedly trying to smoke from Wyatt's gun barrel (and yes, it does go off in his mouth).
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Josie carries one in her first scene.
* ThePianoPlayer: Doc has fun with this at the bar in one scene.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The Cowboys don't get up to much organized crime - they mainly just drink, gamble, make trouble, and shoot people who try to stand up to them. This is because the actual historical Cowboys were cattle rustlers who crossed the border into Mexico to steal cattle to sell back in Arizona. Hence why they're regarded as good for business in Tombstone until they make too much trouble.
* PistolWhipping: Done in a conventional fashion with revolvers and also via the stock of a shotgun to [[BloodFromTheMouth bloody effect]].
* PowerWalk: The Earps with Holliday walking towards the OK Corral. They did make that walk in RealLife. It's so awesome that this movie replays the PowerWalk during the end credits.
* PragmaticVillainy: Curly Bill is usually the one to talk the other Cowboys (especially Ringo) out of impulsively fighting the Earps, urging them to wait for the opportune moment to strike.
* PrecisionFStrike: The music lover apparently hasn't heard of "Frederic fucking Chopin". This is the sole F bomb in the film.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Doc [[spoiler:gives an awesome one to Johnny while he's staggering and dying from a gunshot to the head.]]
-->'''Doc''': You're no daisy! [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You're no daisy at all!]]
* ProfessionalGambler: Doc Holliday. The degree to which his RealLife counterpart corresponded to this trope is debatable.
* PsychoForHire: Johnny Ringo. Firmly established within the first few minutes when he guns down a priest, something the other Cowboys had avoided during a massacre moments prior.
* PunchClockHero: Wyatt Earp starts the film [[RetiredBadass not wanting]] [[RetiredGunfighter to be a lawman]] anymore. He helps keep order after the marshal is [[strike:murdered]] killed, but then tries to convince Virgil and Morgan that being a marshal is a bad idea. Near the end of the film he says that all he ever wanted was a normal life.
* QuoteToQuoteCombat: Again, the scene where Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo trade thinly-veiled barbs at one another in Latin.
* RatedMForManly: Russel, Kilmer, Elliot, and so on...each with a BadassMoustache and skill with a gun. So much macho it ''hurts''.
* RecklessGunUsage: Curly Bill, after a night in an opium den, starts shooting wildly at buildings and people, culminating with a dogged attempt to shoot the moon out of the sky.
* ReCut: An extended version was released on DVD. About nine minutes of never-before-seen footage were restored. The most noticeable are:
** A scene showing the depths of Mattie's addiction to laudanum and her jealousy over Josephine.
** A somber soliloquy by Doc quoting Kublai Khan.
** A scene explaining Kate's sudden disappearance from the film, with Doc stressing the importance of friendship.
** A scene with McMasters and the Cowboys meeting one last time. A small scene showing the graphic result of that meeting has been re-inserted, with the line "They got McMasters!" being moved into this small insert.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Wyatt refuses to take up the mantle of lawman again, despite every official under the sun pleading with him to make a return. He becomes ResignedToTheCall in support of his brothers, [[spoiler:and later [[JumpedAtTheCall throws himself headfirst]] into the fray, becoming a U.S. Marshall to hunt down the Cowboys after they murder Morgan.]]
* ReluctantWarrior: Wyatt does not want to fight or become a lawman again and does everything he can to avoid it [[spoiler:until Morgan is murdered.]]
* RetiredGunfighter: Wyatt Earp, a well-known peace officer, settling down in Tombstone. He refuses to get into any trouble saying he's retired. Of course, things soon get messy as [[spoiler:the leader of the Cowboys kills the town marshal, so Wyatt's two brothers take his place. As one of them is maimed by criminals, and another is killed, this [[ItsPersonal gets personal]], so Wyatt confronts the outlaws]].
* RightBehindMe: Ike drunkenly threatens the Earps for arresting Curly and Doc for beating him out of poker only to find Virgil standing behind him.
** Frank Stilwell doesn't even have enough time to regret asking where Wyatt is before the latter shoots him.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Wyatt Earp swears to [[GottaKillThemAll wipe out the entire band]] of Cowboys after they ambush his brothers. See the quote at the top of the page.
** The film shows Wyatt and his allies wiping out a mass army of Cowboys, but in the real vendetta ride Wyatt killed [[spoiler: four men (Frank Stilwell, "Indian Charlie" Cruz, Johnny Barnes and Curly Bill) before fleeing to Colorado after two weeks of riding. The film's climactic duel between Ringo and Holliday is based loosely on Wyatt's claim that he had snuck back into Arizona to finish the Rampage of Revenge on Ringo.]]
** Though :
-->'''Doc Holliday:''' No, make no mistake. It's not revenge he's after. It's a reckoning.
* RunningGag: The number of times Wyatt has to tell people he's retired as a lawman. By the time the mayor tries to ask him, he can't even get two words out after introducing himself before Wyatt cuts him off.
* SaloonOwner: Milt.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When the stage coach rolls up with [[spoiler:the recently-killed actor]], Josephine [[ShamingTheMob shames the mob]] by [[spoiler:pointing out that he only wanted to make their lives better by performing on stage. The sheriff's deputy Breckinridge (who had sided with the Cowboys) decides that this has gone too far, saying "We have to have some kind of law," and quits]].
** Also Ike Clanton's forte. He runs from a fight no less than 5 times.
* SharpDressedMan: Sheriff Behan wears the hell out of those pinstripes.
* ShoutoutToShakespeare: Fabian performs the Saint Crispin's day speech from ''HenryV''.
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: Duel between Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo. They stand an arm's length from one another, circle slowly, and draw. Slightly subverted though in that the duel was supposed to be between Wyatt and Ringo, and at seven o'clock.
* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: Doc and Ringo have a whole conversation of death threats in Latin.
* SmugSnake: Cochise County Sheriff Behan is in it to gain power and popularity and nothing else. He even sides with the Cowboys while they still have a numbers and firepower advantage over Wyatt and the other marshals. Nobody on either side ever takes him seriously.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo, culminating in a duel of Latin phrases.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Josephine, through and through. She's free-spirited and independent, can ride a horse with the best of them, and even plays the part of Mephistopheles in the acting group's scene from ''Faust''. She even confides with Wyatt that she isn't sure if she qualifies as a "lady". He earnestly tells her she is.
* StockFootage[=/=]SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: A cowboy near the beginning of the film shoots at the camera/audience. The footage is straight from ''Film/TheGreatTrainRobbery''; the actor is Justus D. Barnes.
* SouthernGentleman: Doc Holliday oozes charm, even when he's [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]].
* TheStoic: Virgil Earp
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Johnny Ringo tempts the heroes into a duel by torturing and killing [[HeelFaceTurn Sherman [=McMasters=]]] and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sending his body]] to the heroes.
* SympatheticMurderBackstory: Wyatt feels nothing but remorse over killing a man in a gunfight (despite being on the side of right and doing his job as a lawman) in the George Hoyt shooting in Dodge City. He tells Morgan that he shouldn't ever want to find out what its like to kill another man, right or wrong.
* TapOnTheHead: Wyatt's preferred method of subduing Cowboys was to "buffalo" them, IE. smacking them in the head with the barrel of a revolver.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: At the gunfight, Wyatt and Doc pretty much empty their revolvers into Billy.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Invoked by Wyatt on the way to the O.K. Corral.
-->'''Wyatt''': How the hell did we get ourselves into this?
* ThrowItIn: According to the director, all of BillyBobThorton's lines were ad-libbed, as he was told to just sound like a bully.
* TokenRomance: Wyatt's thing with the actress serves little more than to expand on his inner conflict [[spoiler:and to provide a happy ending. But then again, said romance happened in RealLife too...]]
* TorchesAndPitchforks: Not literally pitchforks, but pickaxes. A lynch mob, including miners with pickaxes, appears after Curly Bill kills the town marshal. Wyatt disperses the mob by saying there will be a trial.
* UndyingLoyalty: Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
-->'''Turkey Creek Jack Johnson:''' Doc, you oughtta be in bed. What the hell are you doin' out here?
-->'''Doc Holliday:''' Wyatt Earp is my friend.
-->'''Turkey Creek Jack Johnson:''' Hell, I got lotsa friends.
-->'''Doc Holliday:''' ...I don't.
* UnwantedSpouse: Wyatt Earp's laudanum-addicted wife. Treated as part of the TokenRomance plotline.
* VillainsOutShopping: When the travelling show comes to town, The Cowboys show up ''en masse'', and seem to have a genuinely good time and be very appreciative of the performance. They even give Fabian a standing ovation for his rendition of the [[HenryV St. Crispin's Day speech.]] They do, however, freak out one of the performers by shooting at him for the hell of it.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The narrator describes what happened to various characters later in life.
* WickedCultured: Johnny Ringo.
* WhoWillBellTheCat: Wyatt invokes this one, placing his revolver to Ike Clanton's head as the other Cowboys threaten to shoot him up.
-->''"Your friends might get me in a rush but not before I [[BoomHeadshot turn your head into a canoe]], do you understand me?"''
* YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost: "Why, Johnny Ringo, you looked like somebody just walked over your grave."
* YoungGun: Wyatt Earp's younger brother Morgan, to some extent. This is mostly in his portrayal as the least experienced of the four heroes at the OK Corral and in Wyatt's disapproval of his participation.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Doc Holliday does the DeadpanSnarker version, saying how Ringo reminds him of himself... which just means that Doc ''really'' hates Ringo.

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* AccidentalMurder: When Curly Bill Brocius accidentally shoots and kills Tombstone's town marshal, Fred White, while high on opium. Historically, the real life Brocius and White were friends, and everyone, even Wyatt Earp himself (who arrested Brocius after the shooting and testified during Brocius's trial that the gun went off accidentally) said so (and AbsentMindedProfessor: Dr. Diggins in the end, Brocius was acquitted of murder and the shooting ruled accidental). first game, Professor Scatterly in ''Champions''.
* AbsurdlyLowLevelCap:
In the movie, this is made clear by Curly Bill repeatedly (and mournfully) asking, "Get up, Fred! C'mon now, first game, it's set surprisingly low at just twelve, and you can get up!"
as high as rank eight by fossil cleaning alone (''ten'' if you get a full set of rare red fossils). The second game ups the cap to 20, though viviosaurs gain stats more slowly to go with it.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Several AcceptableHobbyTargets: InUniverse. The three commanders of the Cowboys who were ready to throw down with Barebones Brigade? They're a hipster, a hippie, and a metalhead. The game especially has fun taking potshots at Cole, the Earps laugh when Doc spins his cup around in mocking Johnny Ringo's fancy GunTwirling.
hipster, and Todd remarks that it's no wonder everyone was so terrified of him.
** Also, just before he dies, [[spoiler: Doc Holliday notes the irony in It's later {{deconstructed}}. The fact that they were such acceptable targets meant [[FriendlessBackground no one wanted to have anything to do with them]], meaning they desperately attached themselves to the first charismatic figure who appeared to them and had no trouble [[WhosLaughingNow turning on those who mocked them]]. But it's also why, despite the fact that they were used, they can't stay mad at said figure--they know he isn't wearing his boots.tried to do what he thought was right, and they were ecstatic that they'd been shown ''any'' [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe kindness at all]].]]
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Nevada Montecarlo, who is a DarkSkinnedRedhead version of [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] (with Franchise/IndianaJones' whip).
** ''Champions'' has an even more direct CaptainErsatz of Franchise/IndianaJones called Joe Wildwest.
* AllNaturalGemPolish: Everything you find in the Jewel Rocks.
* AncientAstronauts: [[spoiler:The dinaurians.
]]
* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: AndYourRewardIsClothes: The first two games include a series of masks that your character can collect and wear.
* AgentPeacock: Ryne from the ''Champions'' DLC. He wears the only pink Brigade suit in the game and draws attention to himself because of it. But he is also the first character in the franchise to actually make his own Vivosaur, discounting
[[spoiler: As Doc lays on Zongazonga and his death bed, he confesses a few [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack purple evil]] zombiesaurs. [[WordSchmord Magic shmagic.]] [[MemeticMutation Booo!]]]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Cole in ''Champions''. It's hard to tell which parts
of his life's regrets campness just come from his obsession with fashion, and which parts come from... somewhere else.
* AnnouncerChatter: In the first two games, the two announcers like
to Wyatt, prattle on with each other about nonsensical things only tangentially related to the battles taking place.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: ''Frontier'' cleans up some of the issues with finding fossils in the field; identifying fossils on sight and allowing immediate excavations, rather than requiring the player to haul an entire inventory back to base
before encouraging him they even know what they have. Vivosaurs can also be revived from any fossils, not just the heads.
* ArtEvolution: ''Champions'' featured a much more detailed, and more {{Animesque}}, art style than the original's more cartoony look.
** ArtShift: [[spoiler: Rosie's icon in ''Champions'' is in the same style as the first game, making her stand out next
to pursue Josephine.the anime-style characters from the second game.]]
* AgeLift: Seventy-two year old HarryCareyJr, a long-time veteran of countless Westerns, plays Marshal Fred White, who was barely into his thirties when the events depicted in the film occurred.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Cochise County Sheriff's Deputy Billy Breckinridge, who
** ''Fossil Fighters: Frontier'' seems to have a crush on significant change in the actor. "Curly Bill" Brocious has a few possible hints design of... just about everything, really.
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Fully justified by the fact that vivosaurs are explicitly stated to be dinosaur-''like'' creatures and not actual dinosaurs. Beyond that, it's generally averted since the creators have ShownTheirWork and keep their data
as well.
** [[RealityIsUnrealistic Surprisingly, going
accurate as possible.
* AuthorAvatar: The first game's announcers are the game's two creators, and the idea of putting them in the game started out as a joke.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Many high-level vivosaurs with really high Attack or LP are devastating
from Earp's recollections, this was]] TruthInTelevision for Breckinridge. Not the Attack Zone... but if they end up in the Support Zone somehow, they'll turn your attacker into a quivering pile of useless mush. T-Rex is a perfect example--he has the highest attack in the game and can attack all of your enemies at once, but, if he ends up in the support zone, he reduces all your attacker's stats by ''30%!''
** Zino and Centro. Every hit from them will be a critical-but their accuracy is
so much for Curly Bill, though.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Some aspects
terrible that the rest of the real story team needs to be focused around buffing accuracy/evasion stats to get them to even land a hit. In other words: CriticalHitClass meets ATeamFiring.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Joe Wildwest in ''Champions'' and Captain Stryker in ''Frontier''.
* [[BadJobWorseUniform Bad Sidequest, Worse Costume]]: So... how 'bout that Hare Club? Y'know, the one where you have to wear a bunny mask, then clean 100 fossils to 80 points or higher?
* BagOfHolding: We really have ''no'' idea how a twelve-year-old can lug around up to ''64'' fossils as long as his entire body and not get sore, esecially when some of those rocks contain an ''entire skeleton''. Justified and averted in ''Frontier'', where A) you travel by car, which can much more easily accommodate the size and weight, and B) fossils
are ShroudedInMyth, processed automatically, so you're not even carrying them around in the first place.
* BigOlEyebrows: The samurai, with a BigOlUnibrow chaser.
* BittersweetEnding: Subverted in the first game. [[spoiler:Guhnash]] is defeated,
but certain known facts are altered/omitted. See also HistoricalHeroUpgrade your partner didn't quite make it out of [[spoiler:stone sleep]]. You've saved the world, at a cost, and HistoricalVillainUpgrade below.that's how it has to be... [[spoiler:and then the Digadig chieftain shows up and tells you to use the hip-shaker dance!!]]
* BlackAndNerdy: Dr. Diggins in the first game is a professional-grade [[Series/{{Scrubs}} blerd]]. Who's dorky enough to wear shorts and a Hawaiian shirt beneath his lab coat, no less.

** The events depicted * BluntMetaphorsTrauma: It's no wonder Nick Nack mangles foreign languages so bad--he barely gets ''English!'' "I can have my snacks and feet them too!"
* BodySurf: This is how [[spoiler:Zongazonga's immortality spell]] works
in the movie were ''Champions''. His latest victim is actually spread out over several years. Morgan and Virgil were shot five months [[spoiler:the owner of the Fossil Park, Joe Wildwest.]]
* BonusBoss: After you beat the final boss of the first game, almost ''every character you've fought before becomes a BonusBoss.'' Almost all of them have maxed-out teams, some of them you have to fight one right
after the OK Corral other, and the prizes for beating them range from "BraggingRightsReward" to "OlympusMons." You can even take on the FinalBoss again as often as you like! The most difficult BonusBoss fight, however, is probably against [[spoiler: Dynal, Duna, and Raptin]] ''all at once.''
** There's also an {{Early Bird|Boss}} BonusBoss named Petey, who requires you fight him with three very specific vivosaurs. If you take the time to max out said three and wait until you're near the end of the game, he's
not on so tough... But try him ''without'' copius LevelGrinding, and he proves to be quite the same night.KillerRabbit.
** Wyatt's brother Warren Earp is omitted from * ABoyAndHisX: Thanks to the story entirely.player getting a sidekick, ''Frontier'' is a "Boy/Girl and his/her dinosaur" story.
* ButtBiter: A RunningGag in ''Frontier'' involves your little vivosaur sidekick chomping down on Nate's butt. In the little guy's defense, Nate is usually literally asking for it by sticking his butt out and taunting him.
* ButtMonkey: Rosie.
* CallARabbitASmeerp: The names have been changed to emphasize that Vivosaurs aren't really dinosaurs, and to trim down the {{Overly Long Name}}s that real dinos often have. There's a mode that gives detailed information on the animals that inspired each dinosaur.
* CanonName: The main character of the first doesn't really have one, but Nintendo's guide suggests "Buckland", after an early paleontologist. The official mini-manga gives his name as "Hunter." The second game's protagonists, though, are [[AnimalThemeNaming Dino and Dina]].
** ''Frontier'' has nameable protagonists "Jura" and "Tria". The puns just don't stop. The canonical name for their little dino sidekick is "Nibbles".
* CardboardPrison: Only in the first game, but it's exaggerated. [[PoliceAreUseless What happens in that police station is anybody's guess.]]
* CelShading: ''Champions'' uses cel-shaded graphics, as well as more detailed graphics in general.

** Curly Bill Brocius only became leader of the Cowboys after the death of Old Man Clanton. Clanton, who frequently led the gang into Mexico * ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:The hip-shaking dance, used to rustle cattle, was driving a herd back into Arizona and was attacked a mile south of the border on August 12, 1881. Clanton and all but two of the men with him were killed. revive Rosie/Duna from tainted stone sleep.]]
* [[TheChiefsDaughter
The Clanton Gang's activities were causing major diplomatic problems, and the US Government had promised their Mexican counterparts, who were threatening a military response, that it would be taken care of.
** Milt Joyce of the Oriental Saloon was no friend of the Earps. The altercation
Chief's Granddaughter]]: [[spoiler:Pauleen.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Trip Cera
in the saloon was actually between Johnny Tyler and Doc Holliday, and escalated into Doc and Joyce shooting at each other. Joyce and Sheriff Behan tried to frame Doc for a double murder committed by Cowboys a few months later.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Johnny Ringo.
second game. His first name (at least his last name) was almost certainly an alias. Some contemporary sources render it as Ringgold. He evidently preferred Ringo in real life, though.[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs seems appropriate]].
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The vast majority of Vivosaurs are absent in ''Frontier'', in particular nearly all of the non-dinosaur Vivosaurs are gone, with the exception of a few pterosaurs.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Since you can't use them to revive vivosaurs, nobody wants dropping fossils. Except Nick Nack...
** Doc Holliday's real name was John Henry Holliday.
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Wyatt''': Run! Tell all
Guano replaces him in the curs that sequel. John's even ''weirder,'' if that's possible. He's standing not three feet away from a lady who offers dropping fossils in exchange for fossil cleaning. The only catch is, he'd have to wear the law Hare Mask to join the club to do so. EveryoneHasStandards?
* CombatCommentator: In ''Fossil Fighters'', they're {{Author Avatar}}s. In ''Champions'' we have a two talking Vivosaurs. ''Frontier'' doesn't have any announcers.
* ContinuityNod:
** In ''Champions'', Pauleen
is comin'!! You tell 'em I'M comin!!! And Hell's comin' a throwback to the first game's Digadig tribe. [[spoiler:You also get to fight Rosie in the post-game.]] [[spoiler:Duna, Raptin, and Dynal]] also make appearances in some bonus content.
** In ''Frontier'', the Vivosaur Island and Caliosteo Fossil Parks from the first two games get mentioned occasionally. Characters from ''Champions'' (or at least people
with me, y'hear! '''HELL'S COMIN' WITH ME!!!'''
** Needless to say Wyatt comes after [[spoiler:
the Cowboys]] with a hellbent vengeance.same names) can show up in the in-game tournaments; one such team is Joanie, Pooch, and Tonzilla and another is Todd, Rupert, and Pauline.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Mt. Lavaflow in the first game, and Mt. Krakanak in the second.

* CowardlyLion: Todd in ''Champions''.
* CrooksAreBetterArmed: Wanted vivosaur thief Blambeau carries around a shotgun. The [[PoliceAreUseless unarmed and largely ineffective police force]] send [[KidHero Hunter]] after him. Thrice.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Nevada Montecarlo, who also likes to WhipItGood.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Rosie can be seen as a deconstruction of TheLoad[=/=]DamselInDistress. She is those things, but realizes it, and is sorry for the times when you have to save her. After one instance she even asks if you hate her.
* DefiedTrope: The final boss of ''Fossil Fighters Champions'':
-->''"Yes, well, [[BondVillainStupidity let's not waste any more time with empty threats]] or [[JustBetweenYouAndMe the revealing of plans]], mmm?"''
* DemBones: The [=BareBones=] Brigade's boneysaurs in ''Champions''.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Averted. When the bad guy pulls out an {{Olympus Mon|s}}, you need to get your own before you can properly challenge him. (Unfortunately, you can't keep it - see NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup below)
** And then However, it's later played straight with [[spoiler:Guhnash--apparently, all you have to do is destroy his brains. Easy-peasy.]]
** In ''Champions'' [[spoiler:The FinalBoss, Zongazonga, is pretty much exactly this. A body-snatching skull that turns into a literally on fire zombie T-Rex with giant, bloody skeleton arms coming out of it? Just send some kid with his pet dinosaurs to beat it up.]]
* DinosaursAreDragons: The Fire-type Vivosaurs breathe fire, but remember - they're no longer Dinosaurs, they're ''[[CallARabbitASmeerp Vivosaurs]]''.
** In ''Champions'', the Super Revive function in the sequel plays this to the hilt, essentially morphing your Vivosaurs from dinosaur-like creatures into more draconic monsters. Also, [[spoiler:the BigBad Zongazonga literally refers to the dinosaurs as dragons in his magic chant in the penultimate battle.]]
* [[AnimalMotif Dinosaur Motif]]: In ''Champions,'' the male PC has a T-Rex motif, while the female PC has a triceratops motif.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Frigisaur, and the leader of the BB Bandits with him.
* DiscOneFinalDungeon: Boy, isn't Mt. Lavaflow climactic! The lava! The HeelFaceTurn! The impending epic battle between the opposing forces of Frigisaur and Ignosaur! ...Wait, whaddiya ''mean'' half the plot threads still haven't been followed up on?
* DiscOneNuke: The Spinax you're given at the beginning of the first game is strong enough to last you until endgame.
** In ''Champions'' the starters are powerful enough to last you the entire game, particularly Dimetro.
** The 'Donation Point' dinosaurs also count, particularly Compso in the first game. There's nothing to stop you from grinding all the way to him the moment you get access to your first dig-site, and his support-effects will make you basically unstoppable for the rest of the game. To a lesser degree, Stego - being the cheapest of the DP-dinosaurs, you can, again, fairly easily get all 4 parts of him, in [[RareRandomDrop 'red' quality]], for an instantly high-level 'Tank' who can solo practically anything up to late-mid-game if needs be.
** Giga Raja in Champions, which is created by evolving Raja (available in the first area) with a gold fossil (can be found early with some dedication). Giga Raja's already powerful attacks can be bolstered by his ability to Charge-Up for a turn, causing him to hit like a meteor and deal damage exceeding the highest possible Life Points for anything in the game!
* DoWellButNotPerfect: In ''Champions,''
there's Doc Holliday's "I'm a man who wants your huckleberry", which, help making hard-boiled eggs in context, the hot springs. They need to be in there for 10 seconds ''exactly,'' and hardly a millisecond longer. However, boiling the eggs for ''9.9 seconds exactly'' is his the only way to get the [[spoiler: elemental chick]] fossils. Better bring a stopwatch. Or learn how to count to 7-1.
* DownloadableContent:
** The original game briefly featured four
of saying "If the five Mysterious Egg fossils available for download on the Nintendo Channel, but they were taken down eventually. (They're still available in-game, though; it just takes longer.)
** ''Champions'' features [[OlympusMons Frigisaur and Ignosaur]] from the first game, along with sidequests from a... ''strange'' character named Ryne, and downloadable fights with [[spoiler: Duna, Raptin, and Dynal.]]
** ''Frontier'' distributed its bonus content through AR cards rather than actual downloads; including some Bone Buggys, versions of Yutie in all four elements, the villains' dark vivosaurs, and some ''actual'' dinosaurs.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Averted. The [=NPC=]s' dialogue changes to praise
you want as you progress through the story and ranks.
* {{Eagleland}}: The Fossil Park America in ''Frontier''. The whole place is lit up like Las Vegas, the Warden in charge is TotallyRadical and [[AmericansAreCowboys dresses like a cowboy]], and the first dig site is in a southwest canyon. To its' credit, the Starry Falls dig site is a South American jungle instead of being a US stereotype. Fossil Parks Asia and Europe aren't all that much better when it comes
to fight cultural stereotypes.
* ElementalPowers: It turns out that the cloning process gives these to animals as a [[CursedWithAwesome side-effect]].
** BlowYouAway
** DishingOutDirt
** MakingASplash
** PlayingWithFire
** NonElemental
** InfinityPlusOneElement: "Legendary" in the first two games, though in practice these vivosaurs are treated as Neutral; they just have better stats. The first game has [[spoiler:Frigisaur, Ignosaur, and all the parts of Guhnash]] and ''Champions'' has [[spoiler:Zombie Tricera, Zombie Ptera, Zombie Rex, Zombie Plesio, and Zongazonga; plust the return of Frigi and Igno]]. ''Frontier'' drops the designation.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Fire beats Air, which beats Earth, which beats Water, which beats Fire. Neutral has no advantages or disadvantages.
* ElvisImpersonator: Rockin' Billy from ''Champions.'' Did you catch the PunnyName?
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Duh!
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Everything's Better With Princessaurs]]: Maia (Maiasaurus) is a pink dinosaur with a feminine face and a princess-crown. She's also a support-skill powerhouse, the only one in the game to have both healing and anti-status-ailment skills.
* EvolutionaryLevels: [[spoiler:The Dinaurians have a devolution beam. It turns humans into "triconodonta", a ratlike mammal ancestor.]]
** The three "Transformation-Class" Vivosaurs also transform into later descendants of theirs: Guan turns into T-Rex, and Proto turns into Tricera. Aoptryx is somewhat more confusing--it can turn into ''any'' neutral-type Vivosaur. Even those that technically came before it. And even those it ''could not possibly be related to'' (Apato isn't even a ''theropod!'').
** In ''Champions'', some vivosaurs can "Super Evolve" into stronger forms.
* {{Expy}}: Pauleen in ''Champions'' has a lot in common with Rosie from the first game. In addition to being your designated female hanger-on and being surprisingly powerful for such a young age, both have bright pink TwinTails... and the same (accidental, in Rosie's case) VerbalTic.
* FeatheredFiend: Aopteryx. It can semi-reliably steal FP with Thieving Talons, recover LP with Life Drain and as mentioned above, transform into any Neutral vivosaur. [[JokeCharacter Unfortunately, it needs significant support to dish out and/or take damage...]]
* FetchQuest: AND HOW. The first game is loaded with these. Thankfully, most of them go by quickly enough to keep the story rolling.
* FireWaterJuxtaposition: Frigisaur and Ignosaur in the first game represent the Fire/Ice version.
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: And [[WaterIsAir inverted]] when fighting in [[UnderTheSea Bottomsup Bay]].
* FossilRevival: ...It's the backbone of the series.
* GeniusSweetTooth: Dr. Diggins has a weakness for Dino Cakes.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Professor Scatterly in the second game manages to slip a [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch "Sod it"]] past the radar. Similarly, the game goes to absolutely ''zero'' lengths to disguise the fact that Pauleen has a [[HoYay girl crush]] on the female protagonist. She grabs the female PC's hands, stares deeply into her eyes, and then admits she has no idea why she's blushing.
* GlobalCurrencyException: Redundant fossils are donated
to the death, I'm more than happy museum, which gives you donation points based on how good they are. These points are the only currency the cleaning station store accepts. Averted in ''Frontier'', where you just get cash for extra fossils.
* {{Gonk}}: Baron von Blackraven, especially compared
to oblige you.his two PrettyBoy associates.
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:Don Boneyard and the [=BareBones=] Brigade, trying to stop the Caliosteo Cup in order to stop Zongazonga's scheme. Well, the Brigade didn't know Don Boneyard was a good guy, but they don't have a problem with it when they find out.]]
* GottaCatchEmAll
* GreenHillZone: Greenhorn Plains in the first game, Treasure Lake in ''Champions'', and Paradise Beach in ''Frontier''.
* HarmlessFreezing: Frigisaur freezes you and Rosie completely after your first fight with it. But you're still OK.
* HarmlessVillain: The Barebones Brigade aren't exactly what you'd call menacing at first. Their eeeeevil plans involve such plots as "Pampering girls so they forget to participate in a tournament," and "Fill the hot springs up with powdered gelatin so people get stuck and can't participate.
"
* BadassFamily: The Earp brothers.
* BadassLongcoat: Particularly Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp.
* BadassMoustache: Just about everybody in
** NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: Their fourth plan, the movie, especially the Earps. Especially in RealLife.
* BangBangBang: Played liberally straight.
* BatmanGambit: Doc Holiday knows Wyatt Earp can't beat Ringo, so while showing himself to be very ill he manipulates Wyatt Earp into giving him his U.S. Marshal's badge, by asking him what it's like to wear
one of those. [[spoiler:He then sneaks off to the meeting place and uses the badge to manipulate Ringo into dueling him instead, saving Wyatt's life]].
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: It almost counts as a FridgeLogic moment, but the reason [[spoiler:after the duel between Doc and Ringo why Wyatt Earp takes off Ringo's boots and stages his death scene like a suicide
Don comes up with, is to make it exactly destroy the way in RealLife Ringo's body was found.''entire Caliosteo island system''. Egads.]]
* BigBadWannabe: Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan acts like he runs Tombstone, but the Cowboys mostly ignore him and the Earps consider him more nuisance than threat. Even ** [[spoiler: It's later {{justified|Trope}} when he draws his gun, nobody takes him seriously, as he lacks you learn that Don Boneyard is, in fact, the balls real Joe Wildwest in disguise. He didn't want to do anything with it. Then there is Ike Clanton, who is hurt anybody. When he [=OKed=] the third plan, things were getting ''extremely'' desperate, and it went slowly enough to give the people plenty of time to evacuate.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: The BB Bandits - well, the TerribleTrio team, anyway; the {{Mooks}} don't seem to turn.]]
** [[spoiler: The entire [=BareBones=] Brigade.]]
* HelloInsertNameHere: All games actually allow you to change your main character's name at any time! The first game doesn't allow you to name your {{Mon}}s, strangely, though this was changed in the second.
* HopelessBossFight: [[spoiler: Round one against Frigisaurus.]]
* HotSpringsEpisode: In
the second game, there's a hot spring-themed dig site called Hot Spring Heights. Not surprisingly, most prominent Cowboy after Curly Bill, runs his mouth constantly, but every time a fight gets ready to happen, he turns and runs.
* BigNo: Wyatt Earp, is wading through a river with gunshots just barely missing him; he's shouting "No!" as he shoots at the bad guys. This culminates in a long, slow-motion, "Nooo!" at the end.
* BilingualBonus: The unsubtitled Latin dialogue between Ringo and Holliday. The intention is to show that these two characters are [[CulturedBadass educated]]. Ringo calls Holliday a drunk; Holiday tells Ringo to mind his own business and dismisses him. Ringo then threatens him by saying something to the effect that fools learn from their mistakes, gesturing to his gun with Doc ending the dialogue with a line ambiguous between calling for peace and threatening death. [[http://latindiscussion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6909 Commentary]]
** Translation
of the Latin:
*** In vino veritas. [In wine (is)
plot in that area revolves around the truth]
*** Age quod agis. [Do what you're going to do] (Bring it on.)
*** Credat Judaeus apella, non ego. [May the Jew Apella, not I, believe it] (Tell it to someone who cares.)
*** Iuventus stultorum magister. [Youth (is) the teacher of fools] (Allow me to teach you a lesson.)
*** In pace requiescat. [May he rest in peace] (It's your funeral.)
hot springs.
* BlastOut: Portrays the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral as a tense standoff before a sly wink from Doc Holliday to Billy Clanton turns it into a full blown blast out.
* BlingBlingBang: Wyatt's personalized pistol, a custom made Buntline Special from "the grateful citizens of Dodge City".
* BoomTown: As stated in the prologue, silver had been discovered in Arizona making Tombstone "queen of the boom towns".
* BottomlessMagazines: The gunfight at the OK Corral is really guilty of this.
* BringIt:
-->'''Cowboy''': (pointing a gun at Holliday) I got you now, you sonofabitch!
-->'''Holliday''': You're a daisy if ya do!
** And, more famously:
-->''Ringo'': {to the Earps} Don't any of you
HumansAreSpecial [[spoiler: Not only do they have the guts to sci-fi standard "pluck," but the dinaurians are impressed by their capacity for both compassion and forgiveness.]]
* HypnotizeThePrincess: Comes into
play late in Champions. [[spoiler: It's Todd.]]
* InconsistentDub: ''Frontier'' changes a couple names from previous games. The coin-like items vivosaurs are stored in were "Dino Medals" but are now "Dino Gears", and Becklespinax's vivosaur name goes from "Spinax" to "Beckles" - of course, the first two games identified it as an Altispinax, and its Japanese name was "Altis", which would explain the change.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: T-Rex in the first game, natch. Also, [[KillerRabbit Compso, who debuffs the enemy's attack power by 90%]]. Even moreso are [[spoiler:Duna, Dynal, and Raptin]], with their ridiculous support effects, and crazy abilities.
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:Before the final battle with Guhnash, you can choose to bring either Rosie or Duna with you. Choosing Duna leads to this. And considering that little mishap with the devolution ray, Rosie technically counts
for blood?
-->''Holliday'': {holding a gun behind his back} I'm your huckleberry.[[note]]Historically,
this meant "the right man for too.]]
* ItemGet: Every last fossil is one of these in
the job".first two games. The hero bends over, picks up the rock, faces the camera and thrusts it above his/her head triumphantly. The fanfare plays, and a blurb appears stating the nature of the rock found. It's a thing of beauty.
* JokeCharacter: In the first game, Anato. Its expression can only be described as "derpy," and even the ''game'' goes out of its way to point out how stupid it looks. It's a vivosaur who tries to sell itself based ''solely on'' the fact that it looks ridiculous. From a gameplay perspective, it also tries to lay claim to having a 100% effective [[StandardStatusEffects Confusion skill]], but said skill also does no damage and costs ''240 FP.'' Similar skills on other vivosaurs not only do damage, they also cost ''over 100 FP less.''
** LethalJokeCharacter in ''Champions '' It gets an [[TookALevelInBadass upgrade]] to gold confusion which means that the vivosaur inflicted has a chance of attacking itself or any of its allies. In addition its super evolver form Papygon, is widely accepted as one of the best in the game.[[note]]However, it's worth nothing that Papygon's PaletteSwap brother Teffla is much more the fan favorite of the two, and can deal heavier direct damage.
[[/note]]
* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: Occurs all JustifiedTrope: The game goes out of their way to emphasize that Dinosaurs didn't really have superpowers, and a great deal of the Vivosaurs aren't even really revived from Dinosaurs, per se, but are rather other forms of prehistoric life.
** Driven home in ''Frontier'', where [[spoiler:you travel back in
time and encounter ''real'' dinosaurs. Unlike vivosaurs, dinosaurs are all Neutral-type, [[RealIsBrown have brown skin]], and are identified by their full names (like "Triceratops" instead of "Tricera")]].
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Mihu, a ceratopsian found
in film, but a notable example occurs during Japan, has ''katanas for horns.''
* KidHero: The main characters.
* KingIncognito: During ''Champions'', you're tasked with finding
the showdown between Doc Princess of Nomadistan, who has quietly entered the tournament; and Ringo. Doc outdraws Ringo are shown a picture of a girl and shoots him in the forehead. Ringo is killed, but only has a small, neat, nearly bloodless hole in his head from the bullet. In reality, getting shot in the forehead at her dog that range with Doc's gun you ran into earlier. [[spoiler:The Princess turns out to be ''the dog''; the girl's her retainer. Both the fact that this would have blown been good to know earlier and the top absurdity of his head off. It's not just the bullet, it's the ballistic pressure wave.
* ButtMonkey: Billy Breckinridge
[[CaligulasHorse appointing dogs as royalty]] is openly mocked by the Cowboys, prompting Wyatt to remark after the OK Corral gunfight, "All they ever did was laugh at him." Only Curly Bill treats him with any kind of respect. He does TakeALevelInBadass later in the movie.
* ByronicHero: Doc Holliday.
* CallBack: Early in the movie a Mexican priest predicts that someone will wreak revenge upon the Cowboys for their crimes and quotes from Revelation 6:8. [[note]]"And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him."[[/note]] Wyatt unknowingly calls back to this moment with his "Hell's coming with me!" speech. One wonders if Ike Clanton noticed.
* TheCameo: Charlton Heston.
* CircuitJudge: When someone gets tried for a crime, it's whenever Judge Spicer shows up.
* CowboyCop: Wyatt [[spoiler:when he leaves Tombstone and gets a U.S. Marshal's badge, using it as a means to cover his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the Cowboys who wounded Virgil and killed Morgan.
lampshaded.]]
* {{Cukoloris}}: A short scene involving a traveling show features a decidedly low-tech version, where LampshadeHanging: The {{Combat Commentator}}s sometimes do this.
-->'''P.A. Leon''': I was wondering, why do we talk through every fight?
-->'''Slate Johnson''': I'm wondering how we can ''see'' every fight happening!
-->'''P.A. Leon''': Excellent point, Slate.
* LargeHamAnnouncer: All
the effect announcers, but special mention must be given to Trip Cera. A couple choice quotes:
-->Not as excited as me! BOOYAH, GRANDMA!

-->'''Trip:''' Just like my wife with a credit card! Zing!\\
'''Ty:''' You're not married, Trip.\\
'''Trip:''' I'M SO LONELY!

-->There is a literal river
of flickering flame (symbolizing FireAndBrimstoneHell in a reading of Faust) is created by having a stagehand slosh a half-full bottle of whiskey in front of sweat running over my laptop! Seriously, I may electrocute myself before the light.
* CulturedBadass: Johnny Ringo and Doc Holliday. (Ringo as a villain
day is technically WickedCultured.) Early over!
* LastLousyPoint: The five elemental [[spoiler:baby birds]]
in the film Ringo understands a Mexican priest's warning (in Spanish), and translates it by quoting Literature/TheBible. Holliday is described as a (former) SouthernGentleman and plays Chopin on the piano. The two hold a conversation in Latin during their first meeting.
* DeadpanSnarker: Doc Holliday.
-->'''Doc''': Maybe poker's just not your
game, Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!
* DealWithTheDevil: Used
who can only be obtained by getting every other vivosaur in the theatre company's rendition of ''{{Faust}}''. Curly Bill says he'd take the deal game and then [[FaustianRebellion shove the contract up the devil's backside]]. When he asks Johnny Ringo what he'd do, Ringo says he already did.
* DeathSeeker: Doc Holliday, who suffers
''maxing their levels.'' Yikes! They used to be downloadable from tuberculosis and takes the Nintendo Channel on the Wii, but have since disappeared, as the aforementioned channel is no longer supported.
** More generally, you may find yourself gritting your teeth over the last lousy point of
every opportunity to be single fossil you can clean. Properly-cleaned fossils are worth a smart ass to the most psychotic Cowboys.
** Johnny Ringo shows a reckless need
ton of experience points, way more than you can reasonably give any specific vivosaur through combat. It's not ''mandatory'' to get everything perfect, but for perfectionists...
* LeakedExperience: Three vivosaurs participate in each fight, but all five that you're carrying (including defeated ones) get the experience. Averted in ''Frontier'', where all vivosaurs are available to use at all times but only the one used in battle gets experience.
* LizardFolk: In the second half of the game [[spoiler:a race of dromaeosauridae that evolved
into fights and borders this trope as a means of scaring hyper intelligent humanoids become the crap out of everyone else. [[spoiler:The one person Ringo DOESN'T main antagonists after the BB Bandits are defeated. They want to fight - Doc - just happens to be a deadlier and more sincere DeathSeeker than he is.]] This may be a TruthInTelevision [[spoiler:because the RealLife Johnny Ringo was found dead under mysterious circumstances that left the coroner with only one possible conclusion of "suicide".KillAllHumans, naturally.]]
* DirtyCop: County Sheriff Johnny Behan, at least in-film where he's seen siding with [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Foreign]] {{Malaproper}}: Nick Nack does this. Airy cat oh! Donkey shine!
* MaskedLuchador: There seems to be a thriving masked-battler community, since each game involves some:
** Saurhead in
the Cowboys [[spoiler:and leads a Cowboy-filled Posse chasing first game, who wears [[RefugeInAudacity no less than]] ''[[RefugeInAudacity thirty]]'' full-head dinosaur masks at any given time. [[TheUnreveal Can't risk]] [[DramaticUnmask being unmasked]], after Wyatt's vendetta]].
* DirtyCoward: Ike Clanton. He repeatedly talks tough
all.
** Pauleen from ''Champions'' also wears a mask. [[spoiler: She wears it because it's shy,
and then collapses into a whimpering mess whenever it helps her feel more confident--but the shooting starts. During the Corral shootout, the Earps let him go as he surrenders as an unarmed participant; he immediately holes up in a nearby building, mask is enchanted to bestow confidence, and ''evil,'' so it takes a gun from over the man inside, wearer's body in a rather literal case of BecomingTheMask.]]
** In ''Frontier'', it's Dino Gigante. You have to find his old rival, the Flying Smile Kid,
and starts shooting at the Earps from behind. In his last scene of the film he rips off his Cowboy sash while being pursued by Wyatt and the Immortals. The narrator lets us know - during the WhereAreTheyNow closing as the credits roll - that Ike was later killed during a robbery in New Mexico.
* DrugsAreBad: As evidenced by Mattie Earp, Wyatt's laudanum-addicted wife. She died later of a drug overdose.
** Curly Bill had just come
draw him out of an opium den, high as a kite, when he accidentally shot Fred White. [[TruthInTelevision retirement to try and win his belt in order to get the piece of MacGuffin on it.
* MetalDetectorPuzzle:
This matches historical accounts is your entire means of finding {{Mons}}--you have sonar and need to search the incident.ground for stuff.
* MisterMuffykins: Joannie and Madame Pooch in ''Champions''. [[spoiler:Joannie's pampering is justified as Madame Pooch is legitimately royalty as "Princess Pooch"; see KingIncognito above.
]]
** Also, * {{Mon}}: It's a dinosaur-collecting and battling game.
* MythologyGag: Many visual details of
the [[{{Mooks}} Cowboys]] Vivosaurs are seen smoking [[OpiumDen Opium]]. One even mistakes [[YourHeadASplode based on facts about their dinos:
** Some are [[PunnyName name puns]] (Krona is covered in clock-like Roman numerals, and Coatlus was made to look like its namesake, Quetzalcoatl.)
** Others are based on the location of their discovery (U-Raptor (''Utahraptor'') has feathers that look like
a gun for Native American headdress, Carchar has Egyptian details, Chinese Shanshan is designed to look like a pipe]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Doc Holliday's
ChineseGirl crossed with an Asian dragon.)
*** The fact that Breme (''Bradycneme draculae'') is vampiric is both a name and location reference, as it was discovered in Transylvania and and consequently named after {{Dracula}}.
** And more have their own fun facts (M-Raptor was exceptionally bird-like and so resembles a parrot; Megalo was one of the
first appearance.
** For Virgil, it's
discoveries ever, so according to the graphic designer "[[http://www.fossilfighters.com/html/making-of/5/ I deliberately used the design of a dinosaur as it was conceived by people long ago.]]")
* {{Nerf}}: Support effects were nerfed quite heavily in ''Champions.'' In the first game, vivosaurs had their full support effects regardless of their level, making things like [[GameBreaker Compso]] incredibly dangerous. In the sequel, support effects grow
when he sees that your levels do... meaning the Cowboys have even injured game gives you a Compso in the town's schoolmarm ''very beginning of the game,'' and terrorized innocent children. His conscience will not rest until he gets sworn in as a deputy.
feels no remorse.
** Wyatt's blunt handling of a bullying faro dealer (Creator/BillyBobThornton) that was ruining a hotel's business, throwing him out (literally) on his ear and negotiating a sweet job with the owner in return.
*** Before that
But there's a scene where Wyatt sees a man whipping also an unruly horse, something Wyatt takes exception to. He grabs inversion, as some game mechanics got stronger in the whip transition from the original game to ''Champions''. In the original game, only the vivosaur in the Attack Zone could have a negative status effect put on them, and gives switching zones got rid of status effects. This made attacks whose only purpose was to cause a status effect somewhat weak, but this hurt poison attacks especially--you would need to use a chain of either knockback or [[StandardStatusEffect excite]] skills to get a poison attack to work, and the man a couple thwacks. "Hurts, extra damage frequently wasn't that spectacular. In the sequel, however, all zones can have status effects and rotating doesn't it?"
** The Cowboys shoot up a wedding in the opening scene, executing the bride and groom and terrorizing the guests. They purposefully avoid killing the priest, who continues to shout verses from Revelation at
get rid of them, until Johnny Ringo shoots him on an impulse. Now, who do meaning the extra damage from poison is more likely to stick around.
** A similar inversion applies to counterattacks. In the first game, counterattacks only had a 40% chance of working, making them a rather weak and luck-based strategy. In the sequel, counterattacks were upped to a 70% success rate, making them far more dangerous.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: The Dinomatons are robot dinosaurs, and the aforementioned Breme is a vampire dinosaur.
** And the sequel brings us skeleton [[spoiler:and zombie]] dinosaurs.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: A rare living example in [[OlympusMons Frigi(saur) and Igno(saur)]]. As soon as
you think will turn out to be defeat the sociopath of former, the group?
* EvenEvilHasStandards / TokenGoodTeammate: Sherman [=McMasters=]--drops his red sash in front of Wyatt and fall in with the Earp brothers after someone fires a gun into the Earp household, nearly killing the brothers' wives; [=McMasters=] flatly states that attacking defenseless women was something he simply couldn't stomach. (This is foreshadowed during the implied rape scene at the Mexican wedding in the introduction.) He even joins Earp in his vendetta against the Cowboys.
** Though he laughs about
latter vanishes as well due to them cancelling each other's powers out. Still, it immediately afterwards, Curly Bill is visibly shocked when Johnny Ringo shoots the Mexican priest at the beginning. He also repeatedly tells Ringo removes a god-like power from your party to cool down and--[[NotSoDifferent parallel with Earp]]--tries to maintain what passes for peace in the town.
* EvilCounterpart: Johnny Ringo, to Doc Holliday. Both well-educated men, both death-dealers (and in their own ways, death-seekers). Ringo is TheDragon to Curly Bill, with Doc TheLancer to Wyatt.
-->'''Doc Holliday''': Look, darling, Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do
prevent a Game Breaker. [[spoiler:Until you think, darling? Should I hate him?
-->'''Kate''': You don't even know him.
-->'''Doc Holliday''': Yes, but there's just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don't know, reminds me of... Me. No. I'm sure of it, ''I hate him''.
* FamousLastWords: "Oh my. This is funny." (TruthInTelevision)
* {{Fanfare}}: Just really on the dramatic end.
* FiringOneHanded: Wyatt Earp blows away a fleeing enemy with a double-barreled shotgun... one-handed, while riding on a horse, at full gallop. Granted, since it's a shotgun, you don't have to be precise, but...
** If someone wasn't firing GunsAkimbo, they're doing this trope.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the beginning, the Mexican priest condemns the Cowboys in Spanish until Ringo shoots him. Curly Bill asks Florentino what he said, and Florentino says a "sick horse" will get them. Ringo corrects him, saying that the priest was quoting the Bible, referring to the "pale horse" ridden by Death. [[spoiler:Of course, "pale" and "sick"
can both refer to Doc Holliday, who kills Ringo.win them from post-game {{Bonus Boss}}es, anyway.]]
** Sherman [=McMasters=] is * NothingIsScarier: When [[spoiler: the only Cowboy who looks uncomfortable when the BB Bandits take over Vivosaur Island]], no music plays even in friendly areas.
* NotQuiteBackToNormal: Poor Rosie. The
other Cowboys start dragging girl's ending shows she hasn't fully thrown off the bride away at the beginning effects of the movie. He eventually joins Wyatt in fighting Digadig charm ''or'' the Cowboys.
[[spoiler: deevolution ray]].
* GoodBadGirl: Josephine. As she puts it:
--> '''Josephine:''' ''(To Wyatt, cheerily)'' Oh, I know. Don't say it: I'm rotten. I tried to be good. It's just so ''boring''.
--> '''Wyatt:''' ''(Awed)'' The way you talk...
--> '''Josephine:''' Never heard a woman talk like that?
--> '''Wyatt:''' ...Never.
--> '''Josephine:''' I don't have ''time'' to be [[ProperLady "proper"]]. I'm a woman, I like men. If that means I'm not "ladylike", then I guess I'm just not a lady. [[AtLeastIAdmitIt At least I'm honest.
OddNameOut: Three of Holt's V-Raptors in the mini-manga are Odin, Thor, and Steve.
* OlympusMons: Frigisaur and Ignosaur.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:The main villains of both ''Champions'' and ''Frontier'' turn themselves into monstrous dino-beasts for the final battle.
]]
--> '''Wyatt:''' You're ''different''...* OverlyLongName: Avoided. Many dinos have these, but their Vivosaur counterparts have them cut short.
* PaletteSwap: In ''Frontier,'' certain dinos have variants (based off famous specimens) that are colored differently. They sometimes differ in elements and skills, too--Hypsi comes in Air, Water, and Fire versions.
* {{Panspermia}}: Subverted. [[spoiler: The Dinaurians seeded the planet with life, but it was Earth's own species that survived instead.]]
* PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling: There's a bonus boss post-game that most people have trouble with. However, with the right team (ex. Seismo, Hoplo, and Compso) you can consistently defeat said bonus boss over and over again in about 6 turns each time by abusing a team skill and how long-range attacks work, making leveling up all your vivosaurs to rank 12 easy.
** In the second game,
there's the three Barebones Brigade officials. They use teams made up entirely of Boneysaurs; although Boneys have powerful support effects, they're also extreme {{Glass Cannon}}s, meaning vivosaurs several levels lower of them can take them out with some decent planning. They grant a full 30 points (in a game where level-ups come every 50 points) on defeat, making them great for grinding.
** Also in the second game, after you beat the game, you can talk to Prof. Scatterly to "reenact" the final battle with Zongazonga. By thee end of the game your vivosaurs will probably be strong enough to take him out
no arguing that. [[SpiritedYoungLady But problem, and he gives you 50 points, so any dinosaurs can be leveled up just by being put in the support group.
* PlanetEater: [[spoiler:Guhnash.]]
* PlayableEpilogue: A whole crop of stuff opens up after you beat the game. UnusableEnemyEquipment becomes [[InfinityPlusOneSword usable]], new areas open up, everyone becomes a BonusBoss, you get ''both'' the OlympusMons...
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: [[spoiler:Inverted; Dinosaurs were introduced on Earth by the Dinaurians.]]
* PopQuiz: The second go through the Secret Tunnels has you correctly answering dinosaur trivia to advance in the maze.
** In ''Champions'' there's a roaming quiz show sidequest run by Tess Score.
* PowerTrio: Hunter, Rosie, and Holt become one of these in the mini-manga. In ''Champions'', it's the player, Todd, and Pauleen; with Rupert as SixthRanger.
* PowerupLetdown: Getting the upgrade for Dark Fossils lets you find red fossils, which you could already find anyway, jewels, which you could find anyway, and dino droppings, which you ''couldn't''. Also, dark fossils have an outer shell that can only be broken with a hammer. If there's a speck of outer shell covering that perfect red fossil, expect to lose some points smashing it.
** Yes, but you don't get challenged for finding Dark Fossils in the original. Meaning you don't have to fight tooth-and-nail for every [[VendorTrash Emerald and Diamond]] that you dig up. In addition, the best jewels are available in Dark Fossils, meaning you can now get those all-important case, sonar, and cleaning tool upgrades without running around swinging a pickaxe like a maniac for hours on end. BoringButPractical.
* PunnyName / MeaningfulName: Where to start? We've got name changer Ty Tull, advice giver Tipper, Sam Inaro who teaches seminars... And these are just from the ''first'' game.
** Gets lampshaded:
--->'''Rosie:''' Oh, I can't believe I didn't make the connection before... Knickknacks... ''Nick Nack''. Ugh. Waa ha ha! To think we're out looking for knickknacks for a guy named Nick Nack... It's like some awful joke!
** NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Even the [=NPC=]s warn you that "We've heard all the jokes" about Bea Ginner (who teaches novices).
* PurelyAestheticGender: Your gender has no effect on the plot in ''Champions'' or ''Frontier''.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: In ''Champions,'' both Professor Scatterly and Rupert show signs of it. Rupert is more of a nascent one, though he certainly shows signs of Britishness.
* RandomlyDrops: Some fossils are ''much'' rarer than others, and you'll have to go back and forth between the main town and the area where they're found if you want to complete your fossil collection. Averted in ''Frontier'', where fossils for a specific vivosaur can be counted on to show up near each other and always in the same areas; plus they're identified on sight and you no longer need to go back to town to excavate them.
* TheReptilians: [[spoiler:The dinaurians in the original game.]]
* RibcageRidge: Treasure Lake in the second game has a gigantic skull of some variety, smack dab in the middle of the lake.
** Could also be a parody DesertSkull. Food for thought.
* RichBitch: Bling sisters Ruby and Sapphire, aka "the Posh Pair", in ''Frontier'''s postgame; who consider the player a commoner and recruit him/her in a few schemes to get rare jewels. Averted with [[spoiler:Penny]], who is only revealed to come from a rich family in the postgame and is SpoiledSweet.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: A great deal of the Fossil Fighters are implied to be this.
* RoadApples: Yes, you can dig up fossilized dino dung. Nick Nack and John Guano are the only ones who want it for whatever reason (the shop will ''accept'' it, but will pay next to nothing).
* RobotBuddy: [=KL-33N=], the cleaning robot. Rupert has a prototype digging robot called [=Di66-R=]. In ''Frontier'', the Bone Buggies have an onboard AI called [=VR-00M=] (whose picture looks like the robots from the prior games).
* RoseHairedSweetie: Nate from ''Frontier'' is a RareMaleExample, in {{Adorkable}} flavor.
* RuleOfCool: Dinosaurs battling it out is cool enough, but the sequels give them even more powerful, awesome-looking forms.
* RunningGag: In ''Champions'', every time [[spoiler: someone's skull jumps into your pocket]], it is always described as "lumpy."
* SamusIsAGirl: In ''Frontier,'' it's revealed that the MascotMook T-Rex--the big red, yellow, and black one that appears on the box art of every game--is specifically a female version (named [[GeniusBonus Sue]]). The male version is a [[RealMenWearPink purple]] variant named [[FluffyTheTerrible Stan.]]
* SaveScumming: If you save before you talk to the cleaning robot, you can reload the save until he gives satisfactory results. No longer the case in ''Frontier'', where you do all the cleaning out in the field where you ''can't'' save.
* SchmuckBait: The Secret Tunnels of the Mole Brothers contain several treasure chests, but a nearby plaque warns you that "greed is its own setback." Opening them keeps you from advancing in the maze. It's later confirmed that opening these chests is why Lemo and O'Mel got separated in the first place.
* SetBonus: Putting three vivosaurs with something in common on the field can unlock a special attack for each.
* ShoutOut:
** One poor nameless NPC is tasked with standing guard over a warehouse, and nothing else. Keep talking to him, and he'll eventually reveal the "deep, philosophical" thoughts he's been having: "'''What is a man''''s life worth? Nothing but guarding '''a miserable pile of secrets?'''"
** The cleaning robots resemble Japanese emoticons.
** A cinematic from the sequel shows [[Film/JurassicPark a helicopter transporting new people to the island.]]
** In ''Champions'', one park staffer is trying to come up with new ideas:
-->Fast cars are exciting, right? Maybe we could [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds have people battle while driving around a racetrack]]! [[TakeThat No,
you're right. That's a lady, all right.]] I'll take my oath on it.
* GoodIsNotNice/GoodIsNotSoft: The Earp Vendetta Ride shows
dumb idea.]]
** Stella, Staff leader of Ribular Island informs the Hero(ine)
that "[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Your dig site is on another island!]]" once they weren't really discreet in how they went progress past Round 2 of the Cup. She then wonders why that sounds familiar.
** ''Champions'' also features a fisherman who became lost at sea. His name is [[Literature/RobinsonCrusoe Robinson,]] and he also talks to [[Film/CastAway a ball, whom he calls his best friend]].
** When its programming goes haywire, Rupert's robot says things such as "[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda I AM ERROR.]]" and "[[Videogame/ProWrestling A WINNER IS YOU.]]"
** In ''Frontier'', if you talk to a shopkeeper
about their business.
* GottaKillThemAll: After Wyatt Earp's family is attacked by
cleaning a daily random fossil, they'll say [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda "It's a secret to everybody."]] During a tournament during one of the red sash-wearing Cowboys, he declares, "From now on, I postgame quests, one character will also reference [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem "playing with power"]].
* ShownTheirWork: The information on the extinct animals, also
see a red sash, MythologyGag above.
* SignificantAnagram: The Mole Brothers' names are Lemo and O'Mel. Hm.
I kill the man wearing it!"
wonder what ''those'' [[SarcasmMode are anagrams of]]?
* GraveHumor: Seen in Boot Hill. "Here lies Lester Moore, took four slugs from a .44. No [[IncrediblyLamePun Les]], SinisterSchnoz: Snivels, no more." In fact, this is question.
* SkullForAHead: Don Boneyard [[spoiler:and anyone else who became
a real gravestone at the cemetery.
--> '''Wyatt Earp''': I just want you to know
victim of Zongazonga]].
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler: Guhweep]] has one, but
it's over between us.
-->'''Curly Bill''': Well... bye.
-->'''Johnny Ringo''': Smell that, Bill? Smells like someone died.
* GunsAkimbo: Doc Holliday confronts Billy Clanton (Ike's younger brother)
not immediately obvious until it [[spoiler: uses Tears of Dark Light... and pulls a pistol on him. Clanton says that Holliday is so drunk (which he clearly is) turns upside down]].
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The Glacier dig site from the first game, though it doesn't open up until the endgame.
** All of the Ilium Island digsites in ''Champions'' apply. Ilium isn't called "The island where warmth goes to die" for nothing!
* TheSlowPath:
** In the first game, [[spoiler:Dr. Diggins after
he's probably seeing double. Holliday then pulls out a second pistol with sent back to the other hand, points both of them at Jurassic. Thank goodness he manages to find the guy, ''flips each one Stone Sleep device!]]
** Also seen
in ''Frontier''. [[spoiler:While time-traveling, your vivosaur partner gets left behind in the late Cretaceous in order to make sure you get home safely. Eventually, you realize that a fossilized Dino Gear-like artifact you'd found earlier in the game really ''is'' your partner's Dino Gear.]]
* StanceSystem: Used in ''Frontier''. While previous games had tactical systems based on a vivosaur's placement on the field, ''Frontier'' instead focuses on how your vivosaur is standing: straight ahead, rearing up, ducking down, or turned around and baring its tail. Each vivosaur has
a different direction set of strong and weak stances, and different attacks can change your or your opponents' stances (though a vivosaur's stance is always reset when it takes its turn).
* StarterMon: Each game in the series does it differently:
** ''Fossil Fighters:'' You start the game with a Spinax who,
while still holding common, is decently powerful. However, at the game start, you also get a free bonus fossil of a dinosaur based on how you answer some questions about what you like in your dinos.
** ''Champions:'' Joe Wildwest lets you pick between dinos of the four basic elements, which are hard to get until late game. All can [[MagikarpPower Super Evolve.]] Plus, boys get a T-rex and girls get a Tricera.
** ''Frontier:'' You befriend Chomp, the most traditionally mons-like dino in the series. He's no recognizable dinosaur species, he's quite powerful, and he evolves at certain points in the game. Plus, he's your TeamPet and your close friend.
* StatGrinding: A mild case in the first game; most stat gains are at levelups but vivosaurs also gain HP gradually between levels. ''Champions'' removes this.
* StockDinosaurs: But also includes any new prehistoric mammals and dinosaurs discovered during the creation of the game.
** The sequel appears to be continuing this, including many other prehistoric creatures from before and after the age of dinosaurs.
* StopHavingFunGuys: [[{{In-Universe}} Rupert]] in ''Champions''. After witnessing Todd take
his cup'', loss to you in stride, he's baffled as to why Todd's not upset about losing. Though it turns out it's less arrogance that his way is the right one and says, "I have two guns... one more ignorance that there are other ways in the first place.
** Turns out it comes from his dad, who tried to drive the "have fun" mentality out of him and wanted him to bail out when facing even a 50% chance of failure. [[spoiler:This game being high on the idealistic end of the scale, this was just dad trying to protect Rupert from the pain of losing. [[ManipulativeBastard Or so he says...]]]]
* StrangelyEffectiveDisguise: [[spoiler: Somehow, the majority of the Dinaurians are fooled by yours and Dr. Diggins' masks.]]
** See also ''Champions'', where the hero(ine) receives a Ty Ranno mask
for each disguise purposes. No other mask keeps [=NPC=]s from immediately knowing who he/she is; how is this mask different?
* SummonBiggerFish: Calling up Ignosaur to fight Frigisaur.
* TakeThat: After completing the main quest and all the sidequests
of ya.''Frontier'', you'll take a group photo with the main cast; to which Dahlia comments "And it's a PICTURE, got it? Not a selfie. That word is so overused these days."
** Everybody does this at least once in the movie. At the gunfight, Doc provides covering fire by dual-wielding his Colt Single Action Army and Colt Lightning together.
** Curly Bill wears a two-gun rig and sometimes uses both pistols. He aims and fires one while cocking the other. It requires some coordination, but it's actually realistic.
* GunTwirling:
** Johnny Ringo. And then memorably parodied by Doc Holliday with a tin cup in place of a gun.
** Also done memorably by Doc later on, with two guns. One clockwise, one counter-clockwise. He's still holding his tin cup.
* HandshakeRefusal: Doc Holliday refuses to shake the hand of the corrupt fop of a sheriff who is in league with the Cowboy gangs, though this is because he's a Lawman, and has nothing to do with his corrupt foppery.
* HappilyMarried: Virgil and Allie Earp. According to numerous biographies and eyewitness accounts, this was TruthInTelevision. Then with Wyatt and Josie.
** Subverted all to hell with Wyatt and Mattie. Whatever reasons they married were soon lost the second Mattie found the laudanum.
* HairTriggerTemper: Johnny Ringo. Doc Holliday surmises that Johnny has a gaping hole in him
TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:The [[LizardFolk dinaurians]] have technology that can never be filled with enough murder, theft or other horrible deeds because Johnny is angry at the whole world for being born.
** Johnny Tyler, the crooked blackjack dealer who Wyatt swiftly deals with.
* HarbingerOfImpendingDoom: This movie gave the trope its original title, when Wyatt tells Ike
do this. The technology that "Hell un-stones them is coming with me!" He still winds up being this also responsible for the Cowboys.
* HeelFaceTurn: [=McMasters=] decides the Cowboys organization have crossed it and quits in protest.
** Breckinridge after [[spoiler:Cowboys murder the actor Fabian]]. In a DeletedScene he even hunts and kills those responsible.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Doc and Wyatt. The two are willing to do anything for each other.
--> (after Doc has a bad coughing fit) '''"Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson''': Doc,
how you oughta be in bed. What can revive dinosaurs in the hell are you doing this for anyway?
--> '''Doc Holliday''': Wyatt Earp is my friend.
--> '''"Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson''': Hell, I got lots of friends.
--> '''Doc Holliday''': ...I don't.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: While Doc Holliday's reputation as a feared gunfighter is acknowledged, the Earp faction in Tombstone is whitewashed. Holliday and the Earps had numerous run-ins with the law and assorted violent encounters. When they were lawmen themselves, they often exploited their authority for profit.
** Wyatt Earp actually had a reputation for being a remarkably ''fair'' frontier lawman before coming to Tombstone. Where [[FairForItsDay many of his contemporaries]] might shoot
first and ask questions rarely, he mostly [[PistolWhip used his pistol as a club]], which, if not exactly gentle, still allowed the man on the receiving end to continue breathing. Although he was ''willing'' to kill someone if he had to, it was never his go-to option. At least until Morgan got shot...
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade:
** Ike Clanton gets this, according to his descendants. Historical records don't really support their claims, though.
** Johnny Ringo. While the film shows Ringo as a remorseless killer, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Ringo historic research]] can only conclusively point to him committing one murder. At one point in his life, he even served as a town marshal, and was to all accounts a conscientious and efficient lawman. It's his awesome name (which was probably an alias), the grudge that is known to have existed between him and Holliday, plus Ringo's mysterious death several months after the events this film depicts, that has the various movies on the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral boost his status as a lethal counterpart to Doc Holliday.
*** Though he's only known for certain to have committed one murder, he was at least connected to numerous others. He is known to have shot an unarmed man's ear off in a bar [[FelonyMisdemeanor because the victim politely refused Ringo's offer to buy him a shot of whiskey, saying he preferred beer]]. He's also known to have had a very antagonistic relationship with the Earps and especially Holliday. How fair Michael Biehn's [[AxeCrazy awesome portrayal]] is will probably never be known, because all primary sources regarding his character were either [[UnreliableNarrator his close friends or his mortal enemies]].
** The Cowboys in general are portrayed as an organized gang of vicious killers who are tearing the town apart and ruthlessly persecuting the heroic Earp family. In reality, the Cowboys were a loose association of cattle rustlers who primarily stole cattle in Mexico. They had a lot of local support and helped consolidate local resistance against northern industrialists. Their feud with the Earps, however, ''was'' quite bloody and they weren't above murdering the Earps and their supporters after the OK Corral gunfight. As in most movies, the real situation's much more GrayAndGreyMorality than its screen depiction.
* HonourBeforeReason:
-->'''Virgil''': They're carrying guns, Wyatt.
-->'''Wyatt''': Virg, that's a misdemeanor. You go down there to arrest them, something goes wrong, maybe this time somebody really gets his head broke. You'll have Cowboys coming round looking for trouble from here to Christmas. You wanna risk all that over a misdemeanor?
-->'''Virgil''': Damn right I'll risk it. They're breaking the law!
** Although the Cowboys were making direct threats to their lives as well.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: '''Tombstone''', Arizona.
* ImmuneToBullets: [[spoiler: Wyatt Earp. With all the gunfights he ends up being in, he walks away from ''each one'' without so much as a flesh wound (all the other heroes, Doc included, get hit at least once). This is remarked on as borderline miraculous after the fight at the waterhole where he walked out of cover and picked off the Cowboys one by one with bullets flying past the whole time. Massively TruthInTelevision because in the shootouts at the O.K. Corral and at Iron Springs (the waterhole), Wyatt DID walk away from them without a scratch.]]
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Most notable when Wyatt wades across a watering hole into a hail of bullets, and all the bad guys miss him. This is based on a real life event where, [[RealityIsUnrealistic according to eyewitnesses]], this is exactly what happened.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: [[spoiler:Doc Holliday, who really did die of tuberculosis.
place.]]
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Wyatt and Doc Holliday are crack shots.
* InVinoVeritas: Holliday [[LampshadeHanging quotes the trope by name]] during his first exchange with Johnny Ringo to let everyone know that while he ''is'' drunk, he also means everything that he says -- namely, that he hates Ringo at first sight.
* KissingCousins: Doc reveals towards the end that the only woman he ever loved was not Big Nosed Kate, but rather a first cousin of his, who left him at 15 to join a convent over the affair.
* KnightKnaveAndSquire: The Earp brothers and Doc Holliday. Virgil and Wyatt share the role of the Knight, Doc Holliday is the Knave, and Morgan the Squire.
* LargeHam: Wyatt has his [[BigNo moments.]] So does Curly Bill.
* LaserGuidedKarma: The Cowboys all get theirs at some point. Even Ike, who managed to escape Wyatt, gets shot and killed later in life.
* LimitedWardrobe: While the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday wear different outfits throughout the films, the Cowboys wear the exact same thing from start to finish, including Curly Bill with his trademark red vest while Ike and Billy Clanton always wear blue vests.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: 85 speaking roles. Creator/KurtRussell claims that he cut his own role down to allow other cast members more screen time.
* LoveAtFirstSight: The first time Wyatt and Josephine lay eyes on each other is played this way. Even Doc Holliday [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it:
--> "''Well''...! An enchanted moment."
* LoveTriangle: Wyatt, Mattie (his wife), and Josie (the actress).
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Josephine Marcus.
* MeaningfulEcho: Doc to Ringo " I'm your huckleberry [...] Say when! "
* MisplacedRetribution: The murder of Morgan by the Cowboy gang makes Wyatt swear to kill any member of them he finds. This includes Cowboys he may never have even met and who did nothing to him personally.
* MistakenForAnImpostor: When the famous Wyatt Earp introduces himself
ATasteOfPower: Do you go straight to the owner of confrontation with [[spoiler: Ignosaur]] in your party... or do you have some fun with the bar where he and his brothers will run a gambling operation, [[OlympusMons godlike beast]] beforehand?
* TerribleTrio: The BB Gang. Also counts as
the bar owner snorts and says "Yeah, right."
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Much of the reason the Earps are gunning
GoldfishPoopGang for the Cowboys and vice versa is because first half of Ike Clanton. He runs his mouth off more than Doc Holliday, threatening the Earps and Holliday, raising paranoia about how they came to Tombstone to bring game. In the law. All the Earps wanted to do was make some money and retire in peace.
* NoodleIncident: The events of Dodge City that made Wyatt a living legend are only referenced within the film without the details. The real life events are documented.
* OhCrap: When Wyatt sees the looks on the Cowboy's faces in the O.K. Corral standoff and sees they're going to draw, all he says is ''"Oh my God"''.
** When Johnny Ringo sees who he thinks is Wyatt Earp showing up for their gunfight, he's very confident and arrogant, knowing he's faster than Wyatt. When he sees that
sequel, it's actually Doc Holliday, he stops dead in the Barebones Brigade. ''Frontier'' has Baron von Blackraven and his tracks. Right at this point his facial expression is one gang.
* TheTetrisEffect: Expect to see fossils in various states of cleaning every time you close your eyes.
* TyrannosaurusRex: The game's mascot, and somewhat
of the best Oh Crap moments in InfinityPlusOneSword. One NPC ensures the history of cinema. Trying to talk his way out of it carries absolutely no weight with Holliday, who makes it perfectly clear to Ringo that it's way too late for him to back down now.
** The film spent a lot of time building up to the showdown between Ringo and Doc, and a considerable amount of foreshadowing and preparation went into it. The main reason for Ringo's Oh Crap expression is not only was he not expecting Doc, but he's at a ''severe'' disadvantage and he knows it. If you pay attention to the movie, Doc has seen Ringo draw, but Ringo has never seen Doc draw. Also, the way each one wears their gun is entirely to Doc's advantage. Ringo wears his on his hip, in the traditional fashion, but Doc wears his across his stomach, with the butt of the gun towards his drawing hand. When you look at the scene, Doc's hand is so close to his gun he can casually tap it, and the total distance he has to move his hand to draw and fire the gun is ''very'' much less than Ringo, with his traditional holster, has to cover. Ringo even tries to negate Doc's advantage here by keeping his body angled in such a way that Doc cannot see his gun, but there's no way he can start to draw the gun without his shoulder and upper arm telegraphing the movement.
* OneManArmy: Wyatt at the Iron Springs shootout. He wades into a hail of gunfire without so much as a scratch, and kills almost half a dozen Cowboys in return, including their leader.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: John Henry Holliday is only ever referred to by his nickname 'Doc'.
* OpeningMonologue: Introduces the setting, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, and the Cowboys. (Narrator played by Robert Mitchum.)
* OpiumDen: Appears twice: First when Curly Bill gets high and [[strike:murders]] accidentally shoots the marshal, and then later in a {{montage}} when a Cowboy is shown absentmindedly trying to smoke from Wyatt's gun barrel (and yes, it does go off in his mouth).
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Josie carries one in her first scene.
* ThePianoPlayer: Doc has fun with this at the bar in one scene.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The Cowboys don't get up to much organized crime - they mainly just drink, gamble, make trouble, and shoot people who try to stand up to them. This is because the actual historical Cowboys were cattle rustlers who crossed the border into Mexico to steal cattle to sell back in Arizona. Hence why they're regarded as good for business in Tombstone until they make too much trouble.
* PistolWhipping: Done in a conventional fashion with revolvers and also via the stock of a shotgun to [[BloodFromTheMouth bloody effect]].
* PowerWalk: The Earps with Holliday walking towards the OK Corral. They did make that walk in RealLife. It's so awesome that this movie replays the PowerWalk during
player near the end credits.
* PragmaticVillainy: Curly Bill is usually
of the one to talk game that "all the other Cowboys (especially Ringo) out of impulsively fighting the Earps, urging them to wait for the opportune moment to strike.
* PrecisionFStrike: The music lover apparently hasn't
hype you've ever heard about it is true!"
* TheUnintelligible: Rex
of "Frederic fucking Chopin". This is the sole F bomb in the film.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Doc [[spoiler:gives an awesome one to Johnny while he's staggering and dying from a gunshot to the head.
BB Bandits.
** EloquentInMyNativeTongue: [[spoiler:His true speech patterns tend toward SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. Those kooky English bulldogs...
]]
-->'''Doc''': You're no daisy! [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You're no daisy at all!]]
* ProfessionalGambler: Doc Holliday. The degree to which his RealLife counterpart corresponded to this trope is debatable.
* PsychoForHire: Johnny Ringo. Firmly established within
UnknownItemIdentification: In the first few minutes when he guns down a priest, something the other Cowboys two games, fossils had avoided during a massacre moments prior.
* PunchClockHero: Wyatt Earp starts the film [[RetiredBadass not wanting]] [[RetiredGunfighter
to be brought back to base and excavated before they could be identified. In ''Frontier'', fossils are "unknown" the first time they're excavated but the sonar will be able to ID them afterward.
* UnusableEnemyEquipment: Boy, the Dinatomatons sure are cool, aren't they? Who wouldn't want
a lawman]] anymore. He helps [[VideoGame/RobotDinosaursThatShootBeamsWhenTheyRoar Robot Dinosaur That Shoots Beams When It Roars?]] Well, sorry, but ''you don't get none.'' And you'll have to keep order after your paws off [[spoiler:Duna, Dynal, and Raptin]] too... [[spoiler:until they all become available in the marshal is [[strike:murdered]] killed, but then tries to convince Virgil and Morgan postgame, that being a marshal is a bad idea. Near the end of the film he says that all he ever wanted was a normal life.
* QuoteToQuoteCombat: Again, the scene where Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo trade thinly-veiled barbs at one another in Latin.
* RatedMForManly: Russel, Kilmer, Elliot, and so on...each with a BadassMoustache and skill with a gun. So much macho it ''hurts''.
* RecklessGunUsage: Curly Bill, after a night in an opium den, starts shooting wildly at buildings and people, culminating with a dogged attempt to shoot the moon out of the sky.
* ReCut: An extended version was released on DVD. About nine minutes of never-before-seen footage were restored. The most noticeable are:
** A scene showing the depths of Mattie's addiction to laudanum and her jealousy over Josephine.
** A somber soliloquy by Doc quoting Kublai Khan.
** A scene explaining Kate's sudden disappearance from the film, with Doc stressing the importance of friendship.
** A scene with McMasters and the Cowboys meeting one last time. A small scene showing the graphic result of that meeting has been re-inserted, with the line "They got McMasters!" being moved into this small insert.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Wyatt refuses to take up the mantle of lawman again, despite every official under the sun pleading with him to make a return. He becomes ResignedToTheCall in support of his brothers, [[spoiler:and later [[JumpedAtTheCall throws himself headfirst]] into the fray, becoming a U.S. Marshall to hunt down the Cowboys after they murder Morgan.
is.]]
* ReluctantWarrior: Wyatt does not want to fight or become a lawman again VendorTrash: Digging up and does everything he can to avoid it [[spoiler:until Morgan cleaning gemstones is murdered.]]
* RetiredGunfighter: Wyatt Earp, a well-known peace officer, settling down in Tombstone. He refuses to get into any trouble saying he's retired. Of course, things soon get messy as [[spoiler:the leader of
the Cowboys kills the town marshal, so Wyatt's two brothers take his place. As one of them is maimed by criminals, and another is killed, this [[ItsPersonal gets personal]], so Wyatt confronts the outlaws]].
* RightBehindMe: Ike drunkenly threatens the Earps for arresting Curly and Doc for beating him out of poker
only to find Virgil standing behind him.
** Frank Stilwell doesn't even have enough time to regret asking where Wyatt is before the latter shoots him.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Wyatt Earp swears to [[GottaKillThemAll wipe out the entire band]] of Cowboys after they ambush his brothers. See the quote at the top of the page.
** The film shows Wyatt and his allies wiping out a mass army of Cowboys, but in the real vendetta ride Wyatt killed [[spoiler: four men (Frank Stilwell, "Indian Charlie" Cruz, Johnny Barnes and Curly Bill) before fleeing to Colorado after two weeks of riding. The film's climactic duel between Ringo and Holliday is based loosely on Wyatt's claim that he had snuck back into Arizona to finish the Rampage of Revenge on Ringo.]]
** Though :
-->'''Doc Holliday:''' No, make no mistake. It's not revenge he's after. It's a reckoning.
* RunningGag: The number of times Wyatt has to tell people he's retired as a lawman. By the time the mayor tries to ask him, he can't even get two words out after introducing himself before Wyatt cuts him off.
* SaloonOwner: Milt.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When the stage coach rolls up with [[spoiler:the recently-killed actor]], Josephine [[ShamingTheMob shames the mob]] by [[spoiler:pointing out that he only wanted
way to make their lives money. The better by performing on stage. the gem, the more money.
* VerbalTic:
The sheriff's deputy Breckinridge (who had sided with Digadigs, including Pauleen in ''Champions''. Rosie [[GotMeDoingIt picks it up]] when she is mystically made part of the Cowboys) decides that this has gone too far, saying "We have to have some kind of law," tribe, and quits]].
** Also Ike Clanton's forte. He runs from a fight no less than 5 times.
she is very ''diga-''displeased.
* SharpDressedMan: Sheriff Behan wears the hell out of those pinstripes.
* ShoutoutToShakespeare: Fabian performs the Saint Crispin's day speech from ''HenryV''.
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: Duel between Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo. They stand an arm's length from one another, circle slowly, and draw. Slightly subverted though in that the duel was supposed
VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Roise asks "you probably hate me now, don't you?". You actually are ABLE to be between Wyatt and Ringo, and at seven o'clock.
* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: Doc and Ringo have a whole conversation of death threats in Latin.
* SmugSnake: Cochise County Sheriff Behan is in it to gain power and popularity and nothing else. He even sides with the Cowboys while they still have a numbers and firepower advantage over Wyatt and the other marshals. Nobody on either side ever takes him seriously.
say "yes".
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Doc Holliday ** In ''Frontier,'' when you [[spoiler: travel back in time]], you can encounter dino nests. You can cheerfully drive your Bone Buggy over them and Johnny Ringo, culminating in a duel of Latin phrases.
shatter them to pieces, for no other reason than they're there. (Though they magically reform themselves if you wait.)
* SpiritedYoungLady: Josephine, through and through. She's free-spirited and independent, can ride a horse with XMeetsY: ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' meets {{Mon}}s. (''Magazine/NintendoPower'' said "meets ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''", but "meets ''VideoGame/{{Spectrobes}}''" is much more apt.)
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: In
the best of them, and first game's Master-rank Level-Up Battles, losing even plays one vivosaur makes you lose the part of Mephistopheles in the acting group's scene from ''Faust''. She even confides with Wyatt that she isn't sure if she qualifies as a "lady". He earnestly tells her she is.
* StockFootage[=/=]SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: A cowboy near the beginning of the film shoots at the camera/audience. The footage is straight from ''Film/TheGreatTrainRobbery''; the actor is Justus D. Barnes.
* SouthernGentleman: Doc Holliday oozes charm, even when he's [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]].
* TheStoic: Virgil Earp
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Johnny Ringo tempts the heroes into a duel by torturing and killing [[HeelFaceTurn Sherman [=McMasters=]]] and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sending his body]] to the heroes.
* SympatheticMurderBackstory: Wyatt feels nothing but remorse over killing a man in a gunfight (despite being on the side of right and doing his job as a lawman) in the George Hoyt shooting in Dodge City. He tells Morgan that he shouldn't ever want to find out what its like to kill another man, right or wrong.
* TapOnTheHead: Wyatt's preferred method of subduing Cowboys was to "buffalo" them, IE. smacking them in the head with the barrel of a revolver.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: At the gunfight, Wyatt and Doc pretty much empty their revolvers into Billy.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Invoked by Wyatt on the way to the O.K. Corral.
-->'''Wyatt''': How the hell did we get ourselves into this?
* ThrowItIn: According to the director, all of BillyBobThorton's lines were ad-libbed, as he was told to just sound like a bully.
* TokenRomance: Wyatt's thing with the actress serves little more than to expand on his inner conflict [[spoiler:and to provide a happy ending. But then again, said romance happened in RealLife too...]]
* TorchesAndPitchforks: Not literally pitchforks, but pickaxes. A lynch mob, including miners with pickaxes, appears after Curly Bill kills the town marshal. Wyatt disperses the mob by saying there will be a trial.
* UndyingLoyalty: Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
-->'''Turkey Creek Jack Johnson:''' Doc, you oughtta be in bed. What the hell are you doin' out here?
-->'''Doc Holliday:''' Wyatt Earp is my friend.
-->'''Turkey Creek Jack Johnson:''' Hell, I got lotsa friends.
-->'''Doc Holliday:''' ...I don't.
* UnwantedSpouse: Wyatt Earp's laudanum-addicted wife. Treated as part of the TokenRomance plotline.
* VillainsOutShopping: When the travelling show comes to town, The Cowboys show up ''en masse'', and seem to have a genuinely good time and be very appreciative of the performance. They even give Fabian a standing ovation for his rendition of the [[HenryV St. Crispin's Day speech.]] They do, however, freak out one of the performers by shooting at him for the hell of it.
whole fight.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The narrator describes what happened WellDoneSonGuy: Rupert's father is... difficult to please, shall we say.
* {{Whateversaurus}}: Along with the term "vivosaur" itself, this is used liberally for the
various characters later made-up species.
* WindIsGreen: Air-type Viviosaurs are revived from green fossils.
* WombLevel: The Bonehemoth
in life.
''Champions.''
* WickedCultured: Johnny Ringo.
* WhoWillBellTheCat: Wyatt invokes this one, placing his revolver to Ike Clanton's head as
WordSaladTitle: In ''Champions,'' all the other Cowboys threaten to shoot him up.
-->''"Your friends might get me
songs in a rush but not before I [[BoomHeadshot turn your head into a canoe]], do you understand me?"''
* YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost: "Why, Johnny Ringo, you looked
the sound test have silly and non-indicative names, like somebody just walked over your grave."
"Sleepy Robin," "Chocolate Soiree," or "Raspberry Bell."
* YoungGun: Wyatt Earp's younger brother Morgan, to some extent. This is mostly in his portrayal YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Rosie's pink hair could be passed off as the least experienced an [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis artistic rendtion]] of the four heroes at the OK Corral and in Wyatt's disapproval of his participation.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Doc Holliday does the DeadpanSnarker version, saying how Ringo reminds him of himself... which just means that Doc
a strawberry blonde, but there's ''really'' hates Ringo.no explaining why Dr. Diggins' hair is ''green.''
** Siamo actually has blue hair, despite being a dinosaur.
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Johnny Ringo's gun twirling skills. He's obviously spent a lot of time practicing, but it's a worthless skill in a gunfight and completely fails to impress Doc. What's overlooked is during the whole time he's putting on this show, Doc is measuring him up and quickly determines that Ringo is no match for him.
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Johnny Ringo's gun twirling skills. He's obviously spent a lot of time practicing, but it's a worthless skill in a gunfight and completely fails to impress Doc. What's overlooked is during the whole time he's putting on this show, Doc is measuring him up and quickly determines that Ringo is no match for him.
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-->-- '''Wyatt Earp''', ''Tombstone''

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-->-- '''Wyatt Earp''', ''Tombstone''
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* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: Occurs all the time in film, but a notable example occurs during the showdown between Doc and Ringo. Doc outdraws Ringo and shoots him in the forehead. Ringo is killed, but only has a small, neat, nearly bloodless hole in his head from the bullet. In reality, getting shot in the forehead at that range with Doc's gun would have blown the top of his head off. It's not just the bullet, it's the ballistic pressure wave.
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* {{Poker}}: Doc Holliday says it's an honest trade. Faro, however, isn't.
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* MisplacedRetribution: The murder of Morgan by the Cowboy gang makes Wyatt swear to kill any member of them he finds. This includes Cowboys he may never have even met and who did nothing to him personally.
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** Curly Bill Brocius only became leader of the Cowboys after the death of Old Man Clanton. Clanton, who frequently led the gang into Mexico to rustle cattle, was driving a herd back into Arizona and was attacked a mile south of the border on August 12, 1881. Clanton and all but two of the men with him were killed. The Clanton Gang's activities were causing major diplomatic problems, and the US Government had promised their Mexican counterparts, who were threatening a military response, that it would be taken care of. Wyatt Earp was and is widely believed to have been one of shooters, acting on behalf of the US Marshals Service. Warren Earp and Doc Holliday are also believed to have been there, and the fact that Warren missed the OK Corral because he was recovering from a previous gunshot wound lends credence to the story. [[CaptainObvious This did not exactly help relations between the Earps and the Cowboys.]]
** Milt Joyce of the Oriental Saloon was no friend of the Earps. The altercation in the saloon was actually between Johnny Tyler and Doc Holliday, and escalated into Doc and Joyce shooting at eachother. Joyce and Sheriff Behan tried to frame Doc for a double murder committed by Cowboys a few months later.
** Doc's relationship with Big Nose Kate was pretty toxic and had already ended by the time of the OK Corral fight. Kate had long since left town.

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** Curly Bill Brocius only became leader of the Cowboys after the death of Old Man Clanton. Clanton, who frequently led the gang into Mexico to rustle cattle, was driving a herd back into Arizona and was attacked a mile south of the border on August 12, 1881. Clanton and all but two of the men with him were killed. The Clanton Gang's activities were causing major diplomatic problems, and the US Government had promised their Mexican counterparts, who were threatening a military response, that it would be taken care of. Wyatt Earp was and is widely believed to have been one of shooters, acting on behalf of the US Marshals Service. Warren Earp and Doc Holliday are also believed to have been there, and the fact that Warren missed the OK Corral because he was recovering from a previous gunshot wound lends credence to the story. [[CaptainObvious This did not exactly help relations between the Earps and the Cowboys.]]
of.
** Milt Joyce of the Oriental Saloon was no friend of the Earps. The altercation in the saloon was actually between Johnny Tyler and Doc Holliday, and escalated into Doc and Joyce shooting at eachother.each other. Joyce and Sheriff Behan tried to frame Doc for a double murder committed by Cowboys a few months later. \n** Doc's relationship with Big Nose Kate was pretty toxic and had already ended by the time of the OK Corral fight. Kate had long since left town.
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