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24th Jul '17 9:44:18 AM ElSquibbonator
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* The fire-breathing sauropod logo of New York's [[http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que]].

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* The fire-breathing sauropod logo of New York's [[http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que]].Bar-B-Que]], although that may be a case of FireBreathingDiner instead.
18th Jul '17 4:26:21 PM nighttrainfm
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-->'''[[http://www.spoonyexperiment.com/2008/05/13/fmv-hell-mighty-morphin-power-rangers/ Spoony]]''' I never really understood what the Green Ranger's HumongousMecha was. He doesn't even fit into the whole dinosaur thing, he just yells "Dragonzord!" And I have no idea where dragons fit into the whole dinosaur thing."
** When PR started using Dairanger footage, the dinosaur (or not) HumongousMecha were explicitly transformed into mythical creature HumongousMecha - of course, the Tyrannosaurus became a dragon.

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-->'''[[http://www.spoonyexperiment.com/2008/05/13/fmv-hell-mighty-morphin-power-rangers/ Spoony]]''' I never really understood what the Green Ranger's HumongousMecha was. He doesn't even fit into the whole dinosaur thing, he just yells "Dragonzord!" And I have no idea where dragons fit into the whole dinosaur thing."
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** When PR started using Dairanger ''Dairanger'' footage, the dinosaur (or not) HumongousMecha were explicitly transformed into mythical creature HumongousMecha - of course, the Tyrannosaurus became a dragon.
18th Jul '17 4:25:38 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' / ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' - the FiveManBand got mecha that were either dinosaurs or prehistoric animals we're fairly certain *existed*. The SixthRanger? Giant mechanical dragon. This goes further in the Sentai example, because these particular heroes are actually warriors who existed at the time of the dinosaurs and who were revived in the modern age, and their "designations" (i.e. their Ranger names and their mecha) are actually dinosaur gods that watch over and protect them.

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* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' / ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' - ''Franchise/SuperSentai''
** In ''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]]'' / ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers MMPR]]'',
the FiveManBand got mecha that were either dinosaurs or prehistoric animals we're fairly certain *existed*. The SixthRanger? Giant mechanical dragon. This goes further in the Sentai example, because these particular heroes are actually warriors who existed at the time of the dinosaurs and who were revived in the modern age, and their "designations" (i.e. their Ranger names and their mecha) are actually dinosaur gods that watch over and protect them.
15th Jul '17 8:15:00 AM Sonofstranger
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** The skull of the pachycephalosaurus ''Dracorex hogwartsia'' is housed at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Its name, which means "Hogwarts' Dragon King", was voted on by fans of ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Most visitors probably see past the name. Though ''Dracorex'''s [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracorex head]] ''does'' look a lot like a horned dragon, [[JustifiedTrope so the name fits in this case]].

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** The skull of the pachycephalosaurus ''Dracorex hogwartsia'' is housed at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Its name, which means "Hogwarts' Dragon King", was voted on by fans of ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Most visitors probably see past the name. Though ''Dracorex'''s [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracorex head]] ''does'' look a lot like a horned dragon, [[JustifiedTrope so the name fits in this case]]. However, adept paleontologists will notice that the ''Dracorex's'' fossil has molars and incisors, rather than canines; it was a herbivore.
13th Jul '17 3:08:13 PM MBG
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** Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju. A Dinosaur-Type monster has never looked so much like a dragon - unsurprising, given that he's a RentAZilla.

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** Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju. A Dinosaur-Type monster has never looked so much like a dragon - unsurprising, given that he's a RentAZilla.NotZilla.
13th Jul '17 3:07:37 PM MBG
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** Jim "Crocodile" Cook in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'''s deck features Fossil Dragons, which are essentially walking fossilized dinosaur skeletons. He explains that this is a tribute to the above-mentioned "dragon bones" confusion. For the record, the Fossil Dragons in question are neither Dragon nor Dinosaur: they're [[DishingOutDirt Rock]].
13th Jul '17 3:01:14 PM MBG
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** The card "Two-Mouth Darkruler" was originally classified as a Dragon-Type, but is now a Dinosaur-Type. Hilariously, it has a counterpart known as Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon (which, aside from a {{palette swap}}, looks exactly the same) which is made by fusing two Thunder Dragons. To further complicate it, Thunder Dragon and Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon are ''Thunder''-Type monsters, and as such are neither Dinosaurs nor Dragons. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon doesn't actually even have two heads... or look even remotely like the Thunder Dragons that fuse to make it.]]



** Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju. A Dinosaur-Type monster has never looked so much like a dragon.



** "Jurrac" is a dedicated Dinosaur archetype that reeks of this trope, with most of its monsters either breathing or otherwise manipulating fire in some way.
** "Evol" is another chiefly Dinosaur archetype, but its strongest monsters, the "Evolzar," are all Dragon-type.

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** "Jurrac" is a dedicated Dinosaur archetype that reeks of this trope, with most of its monsters either breathing or otherwise manipulating fire in some way. It mostly works, by virtue of adding in some meteor/volcano symbolism.
** "Evol" is another chiefly Dinosaur archetype, exploits this, with three tiers of monsters: weak Evoltiles, which are Reptile-types, are used to bring out stronger Evolsaurs, which are Dinosaurs, and they themselves are used to bring out Evolzars, which are Dragons. Essentially, [[EvolutionaryLevels as they evolve, they "advance" from ordinary reptile to dinosaur to dragon.]]
** Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju. A Dinosaur-Type monster has never looked so much like a dragon - unsurprising, given that he's a RentAZilla.
** Due to a misprint, the card "Two-Mouth Darkruler" was originally classified as a Dragon-Type,
but its strongest is now a Dinosaur-Type. Hilariously, it has a counterpart known as Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon (which, aside from a {{palette swap}}, looks exactly the same) which is made by fusing two Thunder Dragons. To further complicate it, Thunder Dragon and Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon are ''Thunder''-Type monsters, and as such are neither Dinosaurs nor Dragons. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon doesn't actually even have two heads... or look even remotely like the "Evolzar," are all Dragon-type. Thunder Dragons that fuse to make it.]]
21st Jun '17 2:55:26 AM Wynauttica
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DinosaursAreDragons may be considered a subtrope of PrehistoricMonster, which talks about the pop-portraits of general prehistoric life. See also OurDragonsAreDifferent, FierySalamander, HereThereWereDragons, GiantFlyer, ReptilesAreAbhorrent, PteroSoarer, and (naturally) ArtisticLicensePaleontology.

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DinosaursAreDragons Dinosaurs are Dragons may be considered a subtrope of PrehistoricMonster, which talks about the pop-portraits of general prehistoric life. See also OurDragonsAreDifferent, FierySalamander, HereThereWereDragons, GiantFlyer, ReptilesAreAbhorrent, PteroSoarer, and (naturally) ArtisticLicensePaleontology.
27th May '17 5:57:08 PM BattleMaster
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* The Creatonist/Cryptid novel ''The Lost Kingdom'' featured the Congo cryptid Mokele-mbembe as a living Sauropod dinosaur that had the ability to breathe fire. This was, [[SomewhereABiologistIsCrying sadly]] not the most scientifically implausible thing featured in the book.
20th May '17 5:44:29 PM nombretomado
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* Kent "Dr Dino" Hovind claims that dinosaurs were dragons, breathed fire, rode on Noah's Ark and may still be alive in remote places (and was possibly the inspiration for the ''WaterlooRoad'' example above).

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* Kent "Dr Dino" Hovind claims that dinosaurs were dragons, breathed fire, rode on Noah's Ark and may still be alive in remote places (and was possibly the inspiration for the ''WaterlooRoad'' ''Series/WaterlooRoad'' example above).
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