History Main / RaptorAttack

19th Mar '17 3:45:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Two of the {{LEGO}} ''Dino'' sets have a giant, ''JP''-styled, striped raptor.
** The twin LEGO-lines [[LEGODinoAttack ''Dino Attack'' and ''Dino 2010'']] also had a figure called "raptor", but it was more like a random, generic theropod dinosaur with horns and a tailfin, in keeping with the mutant theme of the set-line.

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* Two of the {{LEGO}} Toys/{{LEGO}} ''Dino'' sets have a giant, ''JP''-styled, striped raptor.
** The twin LEGO-lines [[LEGODinoAttack [[Toys/LEGODinoAttack ''Dino Attack'' and ''Dino 2010'']] also had a figure called "raptor", but it was more like a random, generic theropod dinosaur with horns and a tailfin, in keeping with the mutant theme of the set-line.
14th Mar '17 5:34:47 AM Snicka
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* [[IntellectualAnimal Extreme intelligence.]] Prior to the discovery that modern birds are dinosaurs, deinonychosaurs were widely considered "the most intelligent dinosaurs". (Just look at the door-opening raptors from ''Franchise/JurassicPark''.) Based on brain-to-body ratio and brain structure, deinonychosaurs do appear to have been quite intelligent among Mesozoic dinosaurs. In fact, their encephalization quotient is actually much higher than that of modern-day crocodilians (which may not sound like that much of a compliment, at first, until you remember that, according to a recent study, crocodilians are [[RealityIsUnrealistic actually as intelligent as dogs]]) and comparable to those of some modern birds. However, they were almost certainly not as intelligent as the most intelligent birds alive today. A common paleo meme that arose in the 1980s was the idea that if dinosaurs never became extinct, the most intelligent species (i.e.: deinonychosaurs) would [[LizardFolk develop into]] [[TheReptilians humanoid forms]]. This overlooks the fact that the most intelligent dinosaurs (modern-type birds) ''were'' [[OvershadowedByAwesome the ones that survived]] to begin with, as well as demonstrates something of a HumansAreSpecial attitude. After all, there isn't any good reason why [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2008/03/dinosauroids_2008.php hypothetical highly intelligent dinosaurs]] would necessarily develop a human-like body plan.

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* [[IntellectualAnimal Extreme intelligence.]] intelligence]], in stark contrast to [[DumbDinos other types of dinosaurs]]. Prior to the discovery that modern birds are dinosaurs, deinonychosaurs were widely considered "the most intelligent dinosaurs". (Just look at the door-opening raptors from ''Franchise/JurassicPark''.) Based on brain-to-body ratio and brain structure, deinonychosaurs do appear to have been quite intelligent among Mesozoic dinosaurs. In fact, their encephalization quotient is actually much higher than that of modern-day crocodilians (which may not sound like that much of a compliment, at first, until you remember that, according to a recent study, crocodilians are [[RealityIsUnrealistic actually as intelligent as dogs]]) and comparable to those of some modern birds. However, they were almost certainly not as intelligent as the most intelligent birds alive today. A common paleo meme that arose in the 1980s was the idea that if dinosaurs never became extinct, the most intelligent species (i.e.: deinonychosaurs) would [[LizardFolk develop into]] [[TheReptilians humanoid forms]]. This overlooks the fact that the most intelligent dinosaurs (modern-type birds) ''were'' [[OvershadowedByAwesome the ones that survived]] to begin with, as well as demonstrates something of a HumansAreSpecial attitude. After all, there isn't any good reason why [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2008/03/dinosauroids_2008.php hypothetical highly intelligent dinosaurs]] would necessarily develop a human-like body plan.
12th Mar '17 2:29:36 PM nombretomado
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* Absolutely parodied with {{Mortasheen}}'s [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/bucbuclaw.htm Bucbuclaw]], an ugly chicken-looking thing, whose main attack involves [[NauseaFuel parasitic poop-eggs.]]


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* Absolutely parodied with WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'s [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/bucbuclaw.htm Bucbuclaw]], an ugly chicken-looking thing, whose main attack involves [[NauseaFuel parasitic poop-eggs.]]
10th Mar '17 2:30:10 AM albertonykus
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10th Mar '17 2:03:56 AM CyborgIguana
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* Yet more proof that it's possible to go too far in one's attempts to highlight the avian characteristics of dromaeosaurids: portraying medium to large-sized species as being capable of sustained and powered flight. While all deinonychosaurs were feathered with "wings", and several smaller raptor genera such as ''Microraptor'' and ''Rahonavis'' may indeed have possessed limited flying (or at least gliding) abilities, the relatively small wing-to-body ratio of the majority of the group indicates that ([[ArtisticLicensePhysics unless the laws of physics were somehow radically different in the Mesozoic]]) they were flightless; they likely used their wing feathers for other purposes such as display, insulation, and/or balance while tackling prey.
27th Feb '17 11:59:24 AM Lone-Wolf-X3000
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* The theme Park Lightwater Valley in the UK opened a new ride around 2010 called the Raptor Attack. The ride is based on a an old coal mine, with newspaper reports about raptor fossels being found inside. The visitors then wait for a rollor coaster cart at the end of the mine to continue the tour, while the lights start to dim and a miner via a video camera screams "Do not send anyone else down, their's something moving down here, Smith is dead. Repeat, do not send anyone else down" and the video goes dead. The ride then proceeds to a dark ride coaster with animatronic raptors and dead miners. At the end of the ride, when the vistors are leaving, a raptor jumps out of the water and hisses and a metal doorway clangs as another raptor tries to break out.
13th Feb '17 3:24:45 PM Lymantria
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* ''I'm a Dinosaur'' had a very sparsely feathered ''Velociraptor'' with too broad a skull, a ''Troodon'' that might as well be a ''Coelophysis'' (yeah, have fun in the Arctic without feathers), a decently-feathered ''Sinornithoides'' that [[NoPronunciationGuide can't pronounce its own name]][[note]] Actually sine-OR-nih-THOY-deez, suh-NOR-nith-oyds in the show[[/note]] and a deinonychosaurian ''Megaraptor'' (which wasn't even considered a coelurosaur, let alone a deinonychosaur, at the time).

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* ''I'm ''[[WesternAnimation/ImADinosaur I'm a Dinosaur'' Dinosaur]]'' had a very sparsely feathered ''Velociraptor'' with too broad a skull, a ''Troodon'' that might as well be a ''Coelophysis'' (yeah, have fun in the Arctic without feathers), a decently-feathered ''Sinornithoides'' that [[NoPronunciationGuide can't pronounce its own name]][[note]] Actually sine-OR-nih-THOY-deez, suh-NOR-nith-oyds in the show[[/note]] and a deinonychosaurian ''Megaraptor'' (which wasn't even considered a coelurosaur, let alone a deinonychosaur, at the time).



* The two villains of ''Kung Fu Dino Posse'', Skor and Skrap, are called "raptors", but they don't look like real dinosaurs in any way. They don't have feathers and they have frills like the ''Dilophosaurus'' in ''JurassicPark'' and head quills similar to the ''Velociraptor'' from the third ''Jurassic Park'' film.

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* The two villains of ''Kung Fu Dino Posse'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuDinoPosse'', Skor and Skrap, are called "raptors", but they don't look like real dinosaurs in any way. They don't have feathers and they have frills like the ''Dilophosaurus'' in ''JurassicPark'' and head quills similar to the ''Velociraptor'' from the third ''Jurassic Park'' film.
6th Feb '17 10:15:48 AM iowaforever
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* ''WebComic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': Averted. [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/i-didnt-even-have-a-joke-for-this-week Jet's raptors]] are realistically sized (somewhere between a chicken and a turkey) brightly plumaged, docile enough to be picked up and more interested in begging for scraps of roast chimera than savaging anyone. They also are tame enough to be trained as Ace's waiters (complete with tiny bespoke tuxedos) [[spoiler: and possibly accept a modern-day turkey as their alpha.]]

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* ''WebComic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': Averted. [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/i-didnt-even-have-a-joke-for-this-week Jet's raptors]] are realistically sized (somewhere between a chicken and a turkey) turkey), brightly plumaged, coo like pigeons, docile enough to be picked up and more interested in begging for scraps of roast chimera than savaging anyone. They also are tame enough to be trained as Ace's waiters (complete with tiny bespoke tuxedos) [[spoiler: and possibly accept a modern-day turkey as their alpha.]]
4th Jan '17 5:53:23 PM Xavon
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* ''VideoGame/Hex'' has the card Pack Raptor, which looks like a Jurassic Park raptor. It also gets more powerful the more Pack Raptors you have in play. And when you play it, you get four new copies of the card randomly inserted into your deck.
31st Dec '16 7:28:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''FossilFighters'' has several vivosaurs revived from fossils of deinonychosaurs like ''Velociraptor'' (V-Raptor), ''Bradycneme'' (Breme), ''Troodon'' (Tro), etc that play this trope straight. To be fair, none of the vivosaurs are realistic. They do however receive points for at least feathering the deinonychosaur vivosaurs, save for ''Deinonychus'' (Nychus) until ''Fossil Fighters Frontier''.

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* ''FossilFighters'' ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'' has several vivosaurs revived from fossils of deinonychosaurs like ''Velociraptor'' (V-Raptor), ''Bradycneme'' (Breme), ''Troodon'' (Tro), etc that play this trope straight. To be fair, none of the vivosaurs are realistic. They do however receive points for at least feathering the deinonychosaur vivosaurs, save for ''Deinonychus'' (Nychus) until ''Fossil Fighters Frontier''.
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