History Main / PrehistoricMonster

10th May '16 9:28:30 PM SpinAttaxx
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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', while there are Pokémon designed after dinosaurs, a number of them are extinct and can only be attained by reviving them from fossils, making them ''true'' Prehistoric Monsters. However, this is zigzagged - while most fossil Pokémon are based on predators, Amaura and Auroros are based on herbivores, and have calm personalities. In addition, though the Pokédex describes a number of said predators as dangerous, they still remain loyal to the player, and are even capable of showing affection towards them like any other Pokémon via Pokémon-Amie in Gen VI.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', while there are Pokémon designed after dinosaurs, a number of them are extinct and can only be attained by reviving them from fossils, making them ''true'' Prehistoric Monsters. However, this is zigzagged - while most fossil Pokémon are based on predators, Amaura and Auroros Aurorus are based on herbivores, and have calm personalities. In addition, though the Pokédex describes a number of said predators as dangerous, they still remain loyal to the player, and are even capable of showing affection towards them like any other Pokémon via Pokémon-Amie in Gen VI.
10th May '16 9:27:53 PM SpinAttaxx
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* Several ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' play with this. Obtaining them requires the player to obtain their fossils[[note]]in [[StockDinosaurs Aerodactyl's]] case, its DNA was stored in amber[[/note]] and use the DNA extracted from them to resurrect the creatures. However, none of the ancient Pokémon are treated as dangerous monsters, and most don't even look more scary than average.(With the exception of Kabuto/Kabutops.) In the anime a couple of them are mean, but it's not a general rule. However, Pokémon that look like dinosaurs are usually treated as extremely destructive, even if their stats say otherwise.(Such as Aggron, which is more in the vein of a [[StoneWall bulky defender]] than a destructive attacker. But it looks scary...and is therefore treated as scary.)

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* Several ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' play with this. Obtaining In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', while there are Pokémon designed after dinosaurs, a number of them requires the player to obtain their fossils[[note]]in [[StockDinosaurs Aerodactyl's]] case, its DNA was stored in amber[[/note]] are extinct and use the DNA extracted can only be attained by reviving them from fossils, making them to resurrect the creatures. ''true'' Prehistoric Monsters. However, none of the ancient this is zigzagged - while most fossil Pokémon are treated as dangerous monsters, based on predators, Amaura and most don't Auroros are based on herbivores, and have calm personalities. In addition, though the Pokédex describes a number of said predators as dangerous, they still remain loyal to the player, and are even look more scary than average.(With the exception capable of Kabuto/Kabutops.) In the anime a couple of showing affection towards them are mean, but it's not a general rule. However, like any other Pokémon that look like dinosaurs are usually treated as extremely destructive, even if their stats say otherwise.(Such as Aggron, which is more via Pokémon-Amie in the vein of a [[StoneWall bulky defender]] than a destructive attacker. But it looks scary...and is therefore treated as scary.)Gen VI.
23rd Apr '16 11:56:20 AM TVRulezAgain
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* 2000's Disney ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' averted this trope (like the similar ''LandBeforeTime'') with the herbivorous dinosaurs, having several humanized characters, many of them are gentle and likable, such as Aladar and Neera, but also Eema, Baylene, and Url. Even the villain, Kron (an Iguanadon), was a villain for actual, character-based reasons, and not simply because he was evil. Played straight, on the other hand, [[CarnivoreConfusion with Carnotaurs and raptors]], which never spoke and mostly just wanted to eat everybody else. Furthermore, one can note a crucial difference in portrayal between the social, humanitarian lemurs and the self-centered "Social Darwinism" that permeate ''all'' the dinosaur of Kron's herd (even the old and the young ones, which should actually be the ''victims'' of this mentality). Please note that the lemurs are ''modern'' Sifaka lemurs and not prehistoric primates at all.

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* 2000's Disney ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' averted this trope (like the similar ''LandBeforeTime'') ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'') with the herbivorous dinosaurs, having several humanized characters, many of them are gentle and likable, such as Aladar and Neera, but also Eema, Baylene, and Url. Even the villain, Kron (an Iguanadon), was a villain for actual, character-based reasons, and not simply because he was evil. Played straight, on the other hand, [[CarnivoreConfusion with Carnotaurs and raptors]], which never spoke and mostly just wanted to eat everybody else. Furthermore, one can note a crucial difference in portrayal between the social, humanitarian lemurs and the self-centered "Social Darwinism" that permeate ''all'' the dinosaur of Kron's herd (even the old and the young ones, which should actually be the ''victims'' of this mentality). Please note that the lemurs are ''modern'' Sifaka lemurs and not prehistoric primates at all.
18th Apr '16 6:09:49 AM ironcommando
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* ''Film/TheJungleBook2016'': King Louie received an AdaptationSpeciesChange from an orangutan to the ''much larger'', India-native ''Gigantopithicus'', as well as [[AdaptationalVillainy being more malicious, menacing and serious]] than his Disney Animated counterpart.
15th Apr '16 1:55:59 AM Snicka
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* 1988's ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' may be count as one of the first aversions in Movieland. Here the main characters are thinking dinosaurs trying to reach the Great Valley with the PowerOfFriendship; however the villain Sharptooth is one of the most ferocious T. rexes ever heard, although tyrannosaurs, interestingly, become humanized and even ''friendly'' in the LighterAndSofter sequels (Chomper). Also note the FantasticRacism that permeates some adult herbivorous dinosaurs (most notably Cera's father and sometimes his daughter herself).

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* 1988's ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' may be count as one of the first aversions in Movieland. Here the main characters are thinking dinosaurs trying to reach the Great Valley with the PowerOfFriendship; however the villain Sharptooth is one of the most ferocious T. rexes ever heard, although tyrannosaurs, interestingly, become humanized and and, in the case of the character Chomper, even ''friendly'' in the LighterAndSofter sequels (Chomper).sequels. Also note the FantasticRacism that permeates some adult herbivorous dinosaurs (most notably Cera's father and sometimes his daughter herself).
14th Apr '16 4:55:54 PM schoi30
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* ''Manga/CageOfEden'' is full of these (except non-avian dinosaurs, surprisingly).

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* ''Manga/CageOfEden'' is full of these (except (though non-avian dinosaurs, dinosaurs are absent, surprisingly).
8th Apr '16 2:21:27 PM Dark_Lord_
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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' has three dinosaur based series and all of them avert this trope. Mostly because the mecha in these series are all sentient and allies to the heroes
** In ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', mankind lived alongside the dinosaurs millions of years ago, with both races coexisting peacefully. Their guardian gods even took the shape of mechanical prehistoric beings.
** In the backstory of ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' the dinosaurs did not go fully extinct. Instead, when the BigBad crashed into earth 65 million years ago, the resulting explosion was so powerful that it created a parallel universe, in which the dinosaurs did not die off. Instead, they evolved into sentient lifeforms called Bakuryu, fully capable of human speech. (Japanese human speech that is.) The main three Bakuryu appear to be this trope in their first appearance, as the villains managed to brainwash them, but once they break free of it, they prove to be very friendly creatures. Just imagine a large T.Rex playing with a 5 year old girl, because her adoptive father had no time for her. That's how gentle they are.
** In order to become a member of the ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', the characters had to defeat one of the giant dinosaur mecha to prove they were worthy. The red ranger was the last one to succeed in this task, as his tyrannosaurus partner did not want to deem him worthy. Not because he wasn't powerful enough, but because the T.Rex liked him so much that he did not want to put his life in danger when fighting the bad guys.
5th Apr '16 5:35:09 PM Lymantria
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** Carisu Hime, the female main character in Cambrian QTs, is an anthropomorphic Anomalocaris.

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** Carisu Hime, the female main character in Cambrian QTs, CambrianQTs, is an anthropomorphic Anomalocaris.
24th Feb '16 10:17:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Satirized with relish in this [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/babbletrish/6188862899/ parody of the fictional species]] in ''TerraNova''.

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* Satirized with relish in this [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/babbletrish/6188862899/ parody of the fictional species]] in ''TerraNova''.''Series/TerraNova''.



* ''TheFlintstones'' (started in the 1960s) completely averts the trope, showing funny prehistoric animals that behave either like living tools or pets (Dino).

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* ''TheFlintstones'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' (started in the 1960s) completely averts the trope, showing funny prehistoric animals that behave either like living tools or pets (Dino).
15th Jan '16 5:19:48 PM Maxiboy136
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** And speaking of crocodiles, there's the equally large marine crocodile ''Machimosaurus rex'' - "fighting lizard king".
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