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21st Jun '16 7:59:05 AM Wildstar93
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* A ''Deinonychus'' christened Sharpclaw by the islanders in ''FanFic/KataangIslandAdventure'' has only an island to claim as his territory, so he contends with the islanders. The leader, Aratak, goes after him because she thinks him responsible for [[spoiler:killing her wife Nanuk and their baby]]. Even Aang and Katara become victims of his attacks, Aang being struck in the back by his tail and Katara getting her shoulder sliced by his claws. But when they find [[spoiler:[[MoralityPet his family]]]], they spare Sharpclaw and take him to the four nations.
** He is also a shout-out to supposed living dinosaurs like Mokele Mbembe.

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* A ''Deinonychus'' christened Sharpclaw by the islanders in ''FanFic/KataangIslandAdventure'' has only an island to claim as his territory, so he contends with the islanders. The leader, Aratak, goes after him because she thinks him responsible for [[spoiler:killing her wife Nanuk He and their baby]]. Even Aang and Katara become victims other raptors are shown with scales instead of his attacks, Aang being struck feathers, though it was said in the back by his tail and Katara getting her shoulder sliced by his claws. But when epilogue that they find [[spoiler:[[MoralityPet his family]]]], they spare Sharpclaw and take him to the four nations.
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grew feathers for winter. He is also a shout-out to supposed living dinosaurs like Mokele Mbembe.
15th May '16 5:21:57 PM KaijuKing1990
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** The book also incudes three other species: a smaller, blue-tailed variety of ''Venatosaurus''; the crested fish-eater ''Ambulaquasaurus''; and strangest of all, the ''Arsarticaedes'', a mountain predator that ''runs on all fours''.
23rd Apr '16 11:42:26 AM TVRulezAgain
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* The third ''TheLandBeforeTime'' movie features JP-style raptors as the main [[CallARabbitASmeerp sharptooth]] opponents.

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* The third ''TheLandBeforeTime'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' movie features JP-style raptors as the main [[CallARabbitASmeerp sharptooth]] opponents.



* The ''WesternAnimation/LandBeforeTime'' television series had a pair of villainous ''[[ThoseTwoBadGuys Utahraptor]]'' named Screech and Thud who were often seen with the BigBad Redclaw. Both lack feathers and have two fingers instead of three.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/LandBeforeTime'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' television series had a pair of villainous ''[[ThoseTwoBadGuys Utahraptor]]'' named Screech and Thud who were often seen with the BigBad Redclaw. Both lack feathers and have two fingers instead of three.
14th Apr '16 4:21:41 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Besides ''[[strike: Velociraptor]] Deinonychus'' and ''Utahraptor'', this trope potentially encompasses all portrayals of other [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromaeosauridae#Deinonychosauria deinonychosaurian]] dinosaurs in media as well, such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromaeosauridae dromaeosaurids]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodontidae troodontids.]] In reality, the group is made up of many species with various hunting strategies ranging from tiny to huge in size, sharing traits like their famous sickle claws, carnivorous diet, bipedal stance, and recently discovered feathers. In fiction, however, the family shares traits like near-human intelligence, green or brown scaly skin, roughly human size, an insatiable desire to kill, and the name ''Velociraptor''.

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Besides ''[[strike: Velociraptor]] Deinonychus'' ''Velociraptor'', ''Deinonychus'' and ''Utahraptor'', this trope potentially encompasses all portrayals of other [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromaeosauridae#Deinonychosauria deinonychosaurian]] dinosaurs in media as well, such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromaeosauridae dromaeosaurids]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodontidae troodontids.]] In reality, the group is made up of many species with various hunting strategies ranging from tiny to huge in size, sharing traits like their famous sickle claws, carnivorous diet, bipedal stance, and recently discovered feathers. In fiction, however, the family shares traits like near-human intelligence, green or brown scaly skin, roughly human size, an insatiable desire to kill, and the name ''Velociraptor''.



Basically a deinonychosaurian equivalent of PteroSoarer.

Subtrope StockDinosaurs. Usually an example of ArtisticLicensePaleontology, what with ''Film/JurassicPark'' being the TropeCodifier, and sometimes of EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs, if raptors are added just for coolness. Related to ArtisticLicenseOrnithology and TyrannosaurusRex.

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Basically a deinonychosaurian equivalent of PteroSoarer.

Subtrope of StockDinosaurs. Usually an example of ArtisticLicensePaleontology, what with ''Film/JurassicPark'' being the TropeCodifier, and sometimes of EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs, if raptors are added just for coolness. Related to ArtisticLicenseOrnithology See also PteroSoarer and TyrannosaurusRex.
6th Apr '16 2:39:09 PM WillKeaton
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* Franchise/StarWars gives us the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tiss%27shar Tiss'shar]], who are, for the most part, Jurassic Park raptors, although there are feathered Tiss'shar. It also gives us the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ssi-ruu Ssi-ruu]], though they take more traits from TyrannosaurusRex and [[DinosaursAreDragons dragons, of both the Eastern and Western variety.]]

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* Franchise/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' gives us the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tiss%27shar Tiss'shar]], Tiss'shar,]] who are, for the most part, Jurassic Park raptors, although there are feathered Tiss'shar. It also gives us the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ssi-ruu Ssi-ruu]], Ssi-ruu,]] though they take more traits from TyrannosaurusRex and [[DinosaursAreDragons dragons, of both the Eastern and Western variety.]]
6th Apr '16 2:37:16 PM WillKeaton
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* Deinonychosaurs will often be depicted as {{Lightning Bruiser}}s, among the speediest of all dinosaurs. While troodonts and basal dromaeosaurids were well built for running, the larger, more derived dromaeosaurids (including ''Velociraptor'' and ''Deinonychus'') were not (they are, however, still much faster than a person, but not nearly as fast as pop culture depictions). In fact, going by leg proportions alone, derived dromaeosaurids were among the ''worst'' runners among ''all'' theropods (meat-eating dinosaurs), with only a few specialists (''Therizinosaurus'', etc) being much slower. As early as the 1960s, scientific analyses have concluded that advanced dromaeosaurids were built for short-range and fast bursts of speed (similar to modern big cats and the cougar) and low-speed endurance running instead of high-speed sprinting for long distances (like modern canids, to which dromaeosaurs often get compared), and the bone walls of ''Utahraptor'' are around twice as proportionally thick as those of ''Allosaurus''. However, the leg structure ''does'' indicate that they do appear to have been very agile and had a good sense of balance (which is more important to chasing things anyways), which sort of makes up for it. In sum, advanced dromaeosaurs were more akin to [[JackOfAllStats Jacks of All Stats]] or [[MasterOfAll masters of all]] than what the movies say, in that they stressed more emphasis on CombatParkour (which ironically qualifies a raptor as a LightningBruiser) and [[http://dinogoss.blogspot.com/2011/12/waddle-achillobator-waddle.html claw-to-claw dogfighting than fleetness of foot]].

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* Deinonychosaurs will often be depicted as {{Lightning Bruiser}}s, among the speediest of all dinosaurs. While troodonts and basal dromaeosaurids were well built for running, the larger, more derived dromaeosaurids (including ''Velociraptor'' and ''Deinonychus'') were not (they are, however, still much faster than a person, but not nearly as fast as pop culture depictions). In fact, going by leg proportions alone, derived dromaeosaurids were among the ''worst'' runners among ''all'' theropods (meat-eating dinosaurs), with only a few specialists (''Therizinosaurus'', etc) being much slower. As early as the 1960s, scientific analyses have concluded that advanced dromaeosaurids were built for short-range and fast bursts of speed (similar to modern big cats and the cougar) and low-speed endurance running instead of high-speed sprinting for long distances (like modern canids, to which dromaeosaurs often get compared), and the bone walls of ''Utahraptor'' are around twice as proportionally thick as those of ''Allosaurus''. However, the leg structure ''does'' indicate that they do appear to have been very agile and had a good sense of balance (which is more important to chasing things anyways), which sort of makes up for it. In sum, advanced dromaeosaurs were more akin to [[JackOfAllStats Jacks of All Stats]] or [[MasterOfAll masters of all]] than what the movies say, in that they stressed more emphasis on CombatParkour (which ironically qualifies a raptor as a LightningBruiser) and [[http://dinogoss.blogspot.com/2011/12/waddle-achillobator-waddle.html claw-to-claw dogfighting than fleetness of foot]].foot.]]
6th Apr '16 2:36:14 PM WillKeaton
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Besides ''[[strike: Velociraptor]] Deinonychus'' and ''Utahraptor'', this trope potentially encompasses all portrayals of other [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromaeosauridae#Deinonychosauria deinonychosaurian]] dinosaurs in media as well, such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromaeosauridae dromaeosaurids]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodontidae troodontids]]. In reality, the group is made up of many species with various hunting strategies ranging from tiny to huge in size, sharing traits like their famous sickle claws, carnivorous diet, bipedal stance, and recently discovered feathers. In fiction, however, the family shares traits like near-human intelligence, green or brown scaly skin, roughly human size, an insatiable desire to kill, and the name ''Velociraptor''.

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Besides ''[[strike: Velociraptor]] Deinonychus'' and ''Utahraptor'', this trope potentially encompasses all portrayals of other [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromaeosauridae#Deinonychosauria deinonychosaurian]] dinosaurs in media as well, such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromaeosauridae dromaeosaurids]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodontidae troodontids]]. troodontids.]] In reality, the group is made up of many species with various hunting strategies ranging from tiny to huge in size, sharing traits like their famous sickle claws, carnivorous diet, bipedal stance, and recently discovered feathers. In fiction, however, the family shares traits like near-human intelligence, green or brown scaly skin, roughly human size, an insatiable desire to kill, and the name ''Velociraptor''.
6th Apr '16 2:35:54 PM WillKeaton
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ScienceMarchesOn has further complicated things. At the time Creator/MichaelCrichton wrote ''Jurassic Park'', subfamily Velociraptor''inae'' was classified as a large collection of species resembling its namesake member which included ''Deinonychus''. Thus this species ''was'' at the time considered to technically be a ''Velociraptor'''ine''' '' [[note]]Including in reference books such as Gregory Paul's ''Predatory Dinosaurs of the World'', which was a major reference source for Michael Crichton while writing ''Jurassic Park''[[/note]], and the RuleOfCool dictated Crichton use the name that could be shortened to [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "raptor"]].

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ScienceMarchesOn has further complicated things. At the time Creator/MichaelCrichton wrote ''Jurassic Park'', subfamily Velociraptor''inae'' was classified as a large collection of species resembling its namesake member which included ''Deinonychus''. Thus this species ''was'' at the time considered to technically be a ''Velociraptor'''ine''' ''Velociraptor'''ine,''' '' [[note]]Including in reference books such as Gregory Paul's ''Predatory Dinosaurs of the World'', which was a major reference source for Michael Crichton while writing ''Jurassic Park''[[/note]], Park,''[[/note]] and the RuleOfCool dictated Crichton use the name that could be shortened to [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "raptor"]].
3rd Apr '16 2:33:45 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* ''{{VideoGame/Saurian}}'' aims to avert this with both their ''Acheroraptor'' and ''Dakotaraptor'', both of which are appropriately feathered and birdlike.
23rd Mar '16 9:59:28 PM TrollMan
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** The sisters also feature a wide variety of color patterns as a direct result of their individual genetic mixes. Blue is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blue]] with patterns from a Black-throated African Monitor Lizard, Charlie is brownish-green (like the raptors in the original movie) with striped patterns from an Iguana, Delta is green, and Echo is sandy yellow. The film also acknowledges that the franchise's ''Velociraptors'' (or dinos in general) look nothing like what they're supposed to by claiming that they're all hybrids and, in fact, the goal has always been to create cool-looking dinosaurs that attract the crowds.

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** The sisters also feature a wide variety of color patterns as a direct result of their individual genetic mixes. Blue is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blue]] with patterns from a Black-throated African Monitor Lizard, Charlie is brownish-green (like the raptors in the original movie) with striped patterns from an Iguana, Delta is green, and Echo is sandy yellow. The film also acknowledges that the franchise's ''Velociraptors'' (or dinos in general) look nothing like what they're supposed to the real animals by claiming that they're all hybrids and, in fact, the goal has always been to create cool-looking dinosaurs that attract the crowds.
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