History Literature / Carnosaur

26th Feb '17 12:11:14 AM Kooshmeister
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* WouldHurtAChild: Penward plans to have Simon, the little boy that survived the third dinosaur attack, after his {{Mooks}} fail to do it themselves. [[spoiler:Fortunately he's distracted by more pressing matters before he can do so, as the dinos get loose, rendering the issue of the boy moot, and Penward forgets about him.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: Penward plans to have Simon, the little boy that survived the third dinosaur attack, murdered, after his {{Mooks}} fail to do it themselves. [[spoiler:Fortunately he's distracted by more pressing matters before he can do so, as the dinos get loose, rendering the issue of the boy moot, and Penward forgets about him.]]
26th Feb '17 12:10:46 AM Kooshmeister
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* WouldntHurtAChild: Unlike their boss, Penward's goons opt not to kill Simon, [[MinionWithAnFInEvil due to not liking the idea of killing a child]], reasoning no one would believe him.

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* WouldntHurtAChild: Unlike their boss, Penward's goons opt not to kill Simon, [[MinionWithAnFInEvil [[HalfheartedHenchman due to not liking the idea of killing a child]], reasoning no one would believe him.
26th Feb '17 12:10:22 AM Kooshmeister
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* WouldHurtAChild: Penward plans to have the boy murdered. [[spoiler:Fortunately he's distracted by more pressing matters before he can do so, as the dinos get loose, rendering the issue of the boy moot, and Penward forgets about him.]]
* WouldntHurtAChild: Penward's goons opt not to kill Simon, the little boy that survived the third dinosaur attack, [[MinionWithAnFInEvil due to not liking the idea of killing a child]], reasoning no one would believe him.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Penward plans to have Simon, the little boy murdered.that survived the third dinosaur attack, after his {{Mooks}} fail to do it themselves. [[spoiler:Fortunately he's distracted by more pressing matters before he can do so, as the dinos get loose, rendering the issue of the boy moot, and Penward forgets about him.]]
* WouldntHurtAChild: Unlike their boss, Penward's goons opt not to kill Simon, the little boy that survived the third dinosaur attack, [[MinionWithAnFInEvil due to not liking the idea of killing a child]], reasoning no one would believe him.
26th Feb '17 12:08:35 AM Kooshmeister
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* CollectorOfTheStrange: Penward's hobby is collecting live predatory animals.
21st Feb '17 6:15:10 PM Kooshmeister
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* EscapedAnimalRampage: Needless to say, the dinosaurs escape from Penward's estate and rampage across Cambridgeshire.
28th Nov '16 10:02:02 PM schoi30
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* PredatorsAreMean: Almost all of the carnivorous dinosaurs (and one plesiosaur) are extremely vicious, relentlessly hunting down and devouring humans. Justified in that they were fed cattle in captivity and thus view mammals as easy food. The ''Megalosaurus'' is an exception, being more interested in searching for a mate than for prey.

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* PredatorsAreMean: Almost all of the carnivorous dinosaurs (and one plesiosaur) are extremely vicious, relentlessly hunting down and devouring humans. Justified in that they were fed cattle in captivity and thus view mammals as easy food. The ''Megalosaurus'' is more or less an exception, being more interested in searching for a mate than for prey.
28th Nov '16 9:57:19 PM schoi30
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* PredatorsAreMean: All of the carnivorous dinosaurs (and one plesiosaur) are extremely vicious, relentlessly hunting down and devouring humans. Justified in that they were fed cattle in captivity and thus view mammals as easy food.

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* PredatorsAreMean: All Almost all of the carnivorous dinosaurs (and one plesiosaur) are extremely vicious, relentlessly hunting down and devouring humans. Justified in that they were fed cattle in captivity and thus view mammals as easy food. The ''Megalosaurus'' is an exception, being more interested in searching for a mate than for prey.
28th Nov '16 9:54:01 PM schoi30
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* PrehistoricMonster: Despite being fairly progressive in dinosaur depictions, it is still very much guilty of this. All but one of the dinosaurs mercilessly hunt down humans and devour them long after their appetites should be sated. This is especially weird for creatures like ''Dilophosaurus'' and the plesiosaur, which would not be very well equipped to eat large, fast moving prey like human beings. However in the case of the larger carnivores like the ''Deinonychus'' and ''Tarbosaurus'', this could be [[JustifiedTrope explained]] in that mammals would have been a common food source for them as babies and they were fed cattle at Penward's estate. Just as humans have an atavistic fear of dinosaurs, the dinosaurs would have an atavistic instinct to equate mammals with easy food.

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* PredatorsAreMean: All of the carnivorous dinosaurs (and one plesiosaur) are extremely vicious, relentlessly hunting down and devouring humans. Justified in that they were fed cattle in captivity and thus view mammals as easy food.
* PrehistoricMonster: Despite being fairly progressive in dinosaur depictions, it is still very much guilty of this. All but one of the dinosaurs mercilessly hunt down humans and devour them long after their appetites should be sated. This is especially weird for creatures like ''Dilophosaurus'' and the plesiosaur, which would not be very well equipped to eat large, fast moving fast-moving prey like human beings. However in the case of the larger carnivores like the ''Deinonychus'' and ''Tarbosaurus'', this could be [[JustifiedTrope explained]] in that mammals would have been a common food source for them as babies and they were fed cattle at Penward's estate. Just as humans have an atavistic fear of dinosaurs, the dinosaurs would have an atavistic instinct to equate mammals with easy food.



** So, to sum it up, 2 great stock, 3 secondary stock, 1 rarely seen stock, and the rest are non-stock.

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** So, to sum it up, 2 great stock, 3 secondary stock, 1 rarely seen rarely-seen stock, and the rest are non-stock.
28th Nov '16 9:47:21 PM schoi30
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* SeldomSeenSpecies: Knight uses ''Tarbosaurus'' instead of a ''T. rex'' as the novel's main threat. ''Altispinax'' (now known as ''Becklespinax'' and just as obscure by that name) and ''Scolosaurus'' briefly turn up as well.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: Knight uses ''Tarbosaurus'' instead of a ''T. rex'' as the novel's main threat. ''Altispinax'' (now known as ''Becklespinax'' and just as obscure by that name) and ''Scolosaurus'' briefly turn up as well. ''Megalosaurus'' is an example of a seldom-seen [[StockDinosaurs stock dinosaur]].



** ''Deinonychus'' is the most featured dinosaur of all, and it's arguably great stock in all but name. Interestingly, this was before raptors were made stock dinosaurs
** ''Dilophosaurus'' is featured. This is also before it was made stock, and as such, isn't depicted as frilled or poisonous.

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** ''Deinonychus'' is the most featured dinosaur of all, and it's arguably great stock in all but name. Interestingly, this was before raptors were made stock dinosaurs
dinosaurs.
** ''Dilophosaurus'' is featured. This is also before it was made stock, and as such, isn't depicted as frilled or poisonous.venomous.



* TyrannosaurusRex: Subverted. The only ones that appear are a pair of hatchlings. ''Tarbosaurus'' instead takes its place as the main threat.

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* TyrannosaurusRex: Subverted. The only ones that appear featured are a pair of hatchlings.hatchlings [[spoiler:which only appear in the end devouring Lady Jane]]. ''Tarbosaurus'' instead takes its place as the main threat.
30th Oct '16 12:06:13 PM schoi30
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* Carfu: [[spoiler: The sub-adult ''Megalosaurus'' gets taken out by a 20-ton lorry on accident.]]

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* Carfu: {{Carfu}}: [[spoiler: The sub-adult ''Megalosaurus'' gets taken out by a 20-ton lorry on accident.]]



* SequelHook: [[spoiler: Two ''Tyrannosaurus'' hatch and no one knows where they are at]]. Considering it's been about 30 years, and the author died, it's unlikely to be followed up on.



* SequelHook: [[spoiler: Two ''Tyrannosaurus'' hatch and no one knows where they are at]]. Considering it's been about 30 years, and the author died, it's unlikely to be followed up on.
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