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1st Aug '17 8:37:17 AM Geosternbergia
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* ''FanFic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'' actually gives [[ShownTheirWork as close to the correct scientific explanation]] as the author - and his AuthorAvatar - is aware of, when he briefly interrupts the narrative to correct several other characters who thought that a heat wave killed off the dinosaurs.[[note]]Not that they were exactly wrong - the blast front from the Chixiclub meteor impact is thought to have packed the same energy as 100 teratonnes of TNT (420 ZJ), over a billion times the energy of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.[[/note]] Humorously, [[TheIncredibles Frozone]] later gets to make a jab at the infamous "Ice age" line from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', as noted below.

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* ''FanFic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'' actually gives [[ShownTheirWork as close to the correct scientific explanation]] as the author - and his AuthorAvatar - is aware of, when he briefly interrupts the narrative to correct several other characters who thought that a heat wave killed off the dinosaurs.[[note]]Not that [[note]]While they were weren't exactly wrong in a sense - the blast front from the Chixiclub meteor impact is thought to have packed the same energy as 100 teratonnes of TNT (420 ZJ), over a billion times the energy of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Nagasaki - the original context referred to a heatwave produced by the sun. The food chain collapse that led to the extinction was because the dust from the impact ''blocked out'' the sun, causing most of the plant life to die out and take the food chain with it.[[/note]] Humorously, [[TheIncredibles Frozone]] later gets to make a jab at the infamous "Ice age" line from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', as noted below.
1st Aug '17 8:33:58 AM Geosternbergia
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* ''FanFic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'' actually gives [[ShownTheirWork as close to the correct scientific explanation]] as the author - and his AuthorAvatar - is aware of, when he briefly interrupts the narrative to correct several other characters who thought that a heat wave killed off the dinosaurs.[[note:Not that they were exactly wrong - the blast front from the Chixiclub meteor impact is thought to have packed the same energy as 100 teratonnes of TNT (420 ZJ), over a billion times the energy of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.]] Humorously, [[TheIncredibles Frozone]] later gets to make a jab at the infamous "Ice age" line from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', as noted below.

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* ''FanFic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'' actually gives [[ShownTheirWork as close to the correct scientific explanation]] as the author - and his AuthorAvatar - is aware of, when he briefly interrupts the narrative to correct several other characters who thought that a heat wave killed off the dinosaurs.[[note:Not [[note]]Not that they were exactly wrong - the blast front from the Chixiclub meteor impact is thought to have packed the same energy as 100 teratonnes of TNT (420 ZJ), over a billion times the energy of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.]] [[/note]] Humorously, [[TheIncredibles Frozone]] later gets to make a jab at the infamous "Ice age" line from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', as noted below.
1st Aug '17 8:33:23 AM Geosternbergia
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* ''FanFic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'' actually gives [[ShownTheirWork as close to the correct scientific explanation]] as the author - and his AuthorAvatar - is aware of, when he briefly interrupts the narrative to correct several other characters who thought that a heat wave killed off the dinosaurs.[[Note:Not that they were exactly wrong - the blast front from the Chixiclub meteor impact is thought to have packed the same energy as 100 teratonnes of TNT (420 ZJ), over a billion times the energy of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.]] Humorously, [[TheIncredibles Frozone]] later gets to make a jab at the infamous "Ice age" line from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', as noted below.

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* ''FanFic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'' actually gives [[ShownTheirWork as close to the correct scientific explanation]] as the author - and his AuthorAvatar - is aware of, when he briefly interrupts the narrative to correct several other characters who thought that a heat wave killed off the dinosaurs.[[Note:Not [[note:Not that they were exactly wrong - the blast front from the Chixiclub meteor impact is thought to have packed the same energy as 100 teratonnes of TNT (420 ZJ), over a billion times the energy of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.]] Humorously, [[TheIncredibles Frozone]] later gets to make a jab at the infamous "Ice age" line from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', as noted below.
1st Aug '17 8:33:00 AM Geosternbergia
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* ''FanFic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'' actually gives [[ShownTheirWork as close to the correct scientific explanation]] as the author - and his AuthorAvatar - is aware of, when he briefly interrupts the narrative to correct several other characters who thought that a heat wave killed off the dinosaurs.[[Note:Not that they were exactly wrong - the blast front from the Chixiclub meteor impact is thought to have packed the same energy as 100 teratonnes of TNT (420 ZJ), over a billion times the energy of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.]] Humorously, [[TheIncredibles Frozone]] later gets to make a jab at the infamous "Ice age" line from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', as noted below.



* Inverted in ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'', where it's revealed dinosaurs [[spoiler:were actually alien prehistoric creatures introduced to Earth by the Dinaurians, a species ascended from them, in an attempt to recreated their dangerously close to extinction species on Earth. The dinosaurs' extinction foiled their plan, and they awoke too late to rectify it.]]

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'', where it's revealed that dinosaurs [[spoiler:were actually alien prehistoric creatures introduced to Earth by the Dinaurians, a species ascended from them, in an attempt to recreated their dangerously close to extinction species on Earth. The dinosaurs' extinction foiled their plan, and they awoke too late to rectify it.]]


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* Averted with more or less every single fossil ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'', since there isn't any mention of an extinction event 65 million years ago that killed off such critters as Aerodactyl or Tyrantrum ''en masse'' (and in fact, all the fossil Pokemon are stated to have originally existed 100 million years ago). Some of the flavor in fact gives relatively plausible reasons for why certain specific fossil Pokemon went extinct, such as when Omastar's shell eventually became too heavy to catch prey ([[CripplingOverspecialization presumably the faster-swimming creatures which were left behind after the slow-moving prehistoric Shellders they hunted had died out]]).
4th Jun '17 8:12:42 PM NightShade96
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A subtrope of HistoricalInJoke. See TheDinosaursHadItComing when the dinosaurs' extinction is blamed on themselves. Compare ArtisticLicensePaleontology, which this trope can fall into if not done well. Contrast with LostWorld, where the dinosaurs manage to duck and cover in a cave/valley/jungle before the big event. See also TheCretaceousIsAlwaysDoomed, which is about the tendency of time-travelers to arrive at dates of historical significance--''especially'' the end of the dinosaurs--by complete coincidence; that trope can overlap with this one if the reason they're present for the extinction is because they ''caused'' it.

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A subtrope of HistoricalInJoke.HistoricalInJoke and RealEventFictionalCause. See TheDinosaursHadItComing when the dinosaurs' extinction is blamed on themselves. Compare ArtisticLicensePaleontology, which this trope can fall into if not done well. Contrast with LostWorld, where the dinosaurs manage to duck and cover in a cave/valley/jungle before the big event. See also TheCretaceousIsAlwaysDoomed, which is about the tendency of time-travelers to arrive at dates of historical significance--''especially'' the end of the dinosaurs--by complete coincidence; that trope can overlap with this one if the reason they're present for the extinction is because they ''caused'' it.
19th May '17 9:47:29 PM schoi30
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* In one of the "Terrible Thunder Lizards" segments in ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', the dinosaurs became extinct because of giant robot clown the dinosaurs unleashed. In another episode, they become extinct because a sitcom was keeping them too distracted to do anything about the asteroid.

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* In one of the "Terrible Thunder Lizards" segments in ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', the dinosaurs became extinct because of giant robot clown the dinosaurs unleashed. In another episode, they become extinct because a sitcom was keeping them too distracted to do anything about the asteroid.Ice Age.
22nd Apr '17 9:47:11 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'', the dragons developed an "iridium bomb," which ended up nearly wrecking the planet. The remaining survivors reverted to a pastoral existence until [[HumansAreBastards those wacky knights showed up]].
* ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'': In [[[[http://www.pbfcomics.com/55 one strip]], the psychic dinosaurs brings the end on themselves.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'', the dragons developed had an atomic-level civilization during the late Cretaceous, which ended with a nuclear war using "iridium bomb," which ended up nearly wrecking bombs" (explaining the planet.iridium layer attributed to an asteroid strike). The remaining survivors reverted to a pastoral existence until [[HumansAreBastards those wacky knights showed up]].
* ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'': In [[[[http://www.[[http://www.pbfcomics.com/55 one strip]], the psychic dinosaurs brings the end on themselves.
1st Apr '17 2:25:21 AM pvsage
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* In ''Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs'', Lisa Randall presents the hypothesis that dark matter (the source of gravity that holds galaxies and galactic clusters together, observable only due to its gravitational lensing, making it one of the Phlebotina of astrophysics) deflected the asteroid responsible for the dinosaurs' extinction.
18th Mar '17 9:30:30 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''ComicBook/GodzillaRageAcrossTime'', the dinosaurs were killed out by a fight between Earth's Kaiju and a Xillian invasion that included Kaiser Ghidorah.
17th Mar '17 9:44:48 AM ChronoLegion
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*** In another novel he claimed that he gave humanity fire as a joke (predictably, the first thing they did was light one another on fire and laugh hysterically). The other Q were angry, as this made humans dominant instead of cockroaches.

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*** In another novel he claimed that he gave humanity fire as a joke (predictably, the first thing they did was light one another on fire and laugh hysterically). The other Q were angry, as this made humans dominant instead of cockroaches.cockroaches, and punished him in the way we know from the Prometheus myth.
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