History Literature / RaptorRed

2nd Apr '17 2:55:01 PM schoi30
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* HerbivoresAreFriendly: Averted. The herbivorous dinosaurs fight back when they are threatened, and they are very good at it too. Helps that this is written by a paleontologist who frequently points out in his works how ''dead wrong'' this trope is. The whip-tail in particular is especially vicious.

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* HerbivoresAreFriendly: Averted. The herbivorous dinosaurs fight back when they main viewpoint characters are threatened, carnivores, and they are very have to work ''hard'' for their meals against wary and violent prey. Some herbivores they won't even touch outside of extremely unusual circumstances because of how good at it too. Helps that this is written by a paleontologist their defenses are. And woe betide the predator who frequently points out in his works how ''dead wrong'' this trope is. The whip-tail in particular is especially vicious.encounters an unknown herbivore who doesn't fear them: it usually means they have a deadly trick the carnivore doesn't know about until it's too late.
15th Dec '16 11:14:07 PM albertonykus
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* ChekhovsGunman: ''Kronosaurus''. Raptor Red and her consort discover they can 'play' with the Kronos by baiting them into lunging out of the ocean. [[spoiler:Raptor Red later uses the trick to get an Acrocanthosaur eaten by a Kronosaur.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: ''Kronosaurus''. Raptor Red and her consort discover they can 'play' with the Kronos by baiting them into lunging out of the ocean. [[spoiler:Raptor Red later uses the trick to get an Acrocanthosaur ''Acrocanthosaurus'' eaten by a Kronosaur.''Kronosaurus''.]]



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Several. The ''Astrosaurus'' that Raptor Red and her first mate kill [[spoiler:and her first mate's subsequent death]], an Acrocanthosaur's death at the hands of a ''Kronosaurus'' - even the scorpion that was killed by the ''Aegialodon''.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Several. The ''Astrosaurus'' ''Astrodon'' that Raptor Red and her first mate kill [[spoiler:and her first mate's subsequent death]], an Acrocanthosaur's ''Acrocanthosaurus''' death at the hands of a ''Kronosaurus'' - even the scorpion that was killed by the ''Aegialodon''.
15th Dec '16 3:58:06 PM McJeff
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Several. The ''Astrosaurus'' that Raptor Red and her first mate kill [[spoiler:and her first mate's subsequent death]], an Acrocanthosaur's death at the hands of a ''Kronosaurus'' - even the scorpion that was killed by the ''Aegialodon''.


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* TooDumbToLive: Tragically, [[spoiler:Raptor Red's sister]] because she doesn't know or ignores one of the essential laws of predators - if something isn't scared of you it probably has a good reason not to be scared and you should leave it alone.
15th Dec '16 3:51:21 PM McJeff
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* ChekhovsGunman: ''Kronosaurus''.

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* ChekhovsGunman: ''Kronosaurus''. Raptor Red and her consort discover they can 'play' with the Kronos by baiting them into lunging out of the ocean. [[spoiler:Raptor Red later uses the trick to get an Acrocanthosaur eaten by a Kronosaur.]]
20th Nov '16 8:31:46 PM schoi30
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* HerbivoresAreFriendly: Averted. The herbivorous dinosaurs fight back when they are threatened, and they are very good at it too. Helps that this is written by a paleontologist who frequently points out in his works how ''dead wrong'' this trope is.
* HiddenDepths: The sliding-with-Troodons scene. "[[http://www.luisrey.ndtilda.co.uk/html/rapred.htm The concepts do not go together.]]"

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* HerbivoresAreFriendly: Averted. The herbivorous dinosaurs fight back when they are threatened, and they are very good at it too. Helps that this is written by a paleontologist who frequently points out in his works how ''dead wrong'' this trope is.
is. The whip-tail in particular is especially vicious.
* HiddenDepths: The sliding-with-Troodons sliding-with-troodons scene. "[[http://www.luisrey.ndtilda.co.uk/html/rapred.htm The concepts do not go together.]]"
20th Nov '16 8:27:32 PM schoi30
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* RedOniBlueOni: Raptor Red is the blue oni to her sister's red.

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* RedOniBlueOni: RedOniBlueOni:
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Raptor Red is the blue oni to her sister's red.
20th Nov '16 8:27:12 PM schoi30
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* MamaBear: Raptor Red's sister.

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* MamaBear: MamaBear:
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Raptor Red's sister.
27th Jul '16 10:34:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The whip-tail. [[spoiler:After its first TailSlap knocks Raptor Red's sister down and she stops moving, [[MakeSureHesDead it closes in and hits her three more times.]]]]


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* MakeSureHesDead: The whip-tail. [[spoiler:After its first TailSlap knocks Raptor Red's sister down and she stops moving, it closes in and hits her three more times.]]
15th Jun '16 2:56:11 PM schoi30
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Mostly averted, since the author actually ''is'' a paleontologist. If anyone's crying, it's probably because they don't agree with Bakker's views or because [[ScienceMarchesOn Science Has Marched On]] - the book came out in 1995, and was pretty accurate up to that year.\\
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There was one flaw, but its only one that someone who really pays attention to paleontology would notice. ''Utahraptor'' was from the Barremian stages of the Early Cretaceous. ''Acrocanthosaurus'' was from the Aptian and Albian stages of the Early Cretaceous. While most people (with the exception of some incredibly pedant paleontologists) will allow some overlap of dinosaur taxa from neighboring stages due to the patchiness of the fossil record, ''Acrocanthosaurus'' rose to prominence ''after'' ''Utahraptor''. Thereby making the ending where the Acros were nearly wiped out by plague allowing ''Utahraptor'' to dominate the continent temporally inconsistent. If anything, ''Utahraptor'' would have been the one to go first.

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Mostly averted, since the author actually ''is'' a paleontologist. If anyone's crying, it's probably because they don't agree with Bakker's views or because [[ScienceMarchesOn Science Has Marched On]] - the book came out in 1995, and was pretty accurate up to that year.\\
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There was one flaw, but its only one that someone who really pays attention to paleontology would notice. ''Utahraptor'' was from the Barremian stages of the Early Cretaceous. ''Acrocanthosaurus'' was from the Aptian and Albian stages of the Early Cretaceous. While most people (with the exception of some incredibly pedant paleontologists) will allow some overlap of dinosaur taxa from neighboring stages due to the patchiness of the fossil record, ''Acrocanthosaurus'' rose to prominence ''after'' ''Utahraptor''. Thereby making the ending where the Acros were nearly wiped out by plague allowing ''Utahraptor'' to dominate the continent temporally inconsistent. If anything, ''Utahraptor'' would have been the one to go first.
12th Jun '16 9:01:54 PM schoi30
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* HerbivoresAreFriendly: Averted. Helps that this is written by a paleontologist who frequently points out in his works how ''dead wrong'' this trope is.

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* HerbivoresAreFriendly: Averted. The herbivorous dinosaurs fight back when they are threatened, and they are very good at it too. Helps that this is written by a paleontologist who frequently points out in his works how ''dead wrong'' this trope is.
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