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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''.
27th Nov '16 8:06:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Dinotopia}}'', it is almost a given that some deinonychosaurs crop up from time to time, due to the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Loads And Loads Of Dinosaurs]] in this work. Two examples are Malik the ''Stenonychosaurus'' (today believed to be a synonym of ''Troodon'') and Enit the ''Deinonychus'', who both work in Waterfall City as the Time-Keeper and the Chief Librarian respectively. Both of these are victims of ScienceMarchesOn and lack feathers, which probably explains why they don't show up in the fourth book (which is ''filled'' with feathered depictions of deinonychosaurs and other dinosaurs, including [[spoiler:Emperor Hugo Khan the ''Microraptor'']]).

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* In ''{{Dinotopia}}'', ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'', it is almost a given that some deinonychosaurs crop up from time to time, due to the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Loads And Loads Of Dinosaurs]] in this work. Two examples are Malik the ''Stenonychosaurus'' (today believed to be a synonym of ''Troodon'') and Enit the ''Deinonychus'', who both work in Waterfall City as the Time-Keeper and the Chief Librarian respectively. Both of these are victims of ScienceMarchesOn and lack feathers, which probably explains why they don't show up in the fourth book (which is ''filled'' with feathered depictions of deinonychosaurs and other dinosaurs, including [[spoiler:Emperor Hugo Khan the ''Microraptor'']]).
26th Nov '16 10:28:36 PM VVK
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* Scaly raptors are [[http://www.wowhead.com/npcs=1?filter=fa=11#0+2+1 fairly common]] in ''WorldOfWarcraft''. They are particularly heavily associated with trolls, especially the playable Darkspear tribe, who use them as [[HorseOfADifferentColor mounts]] and hunting companions (troll hunters start with a raptor pet). Among their pantheon of loa spirits, the Darkspear seem to follow Gonk the Hunter, who takes the form of a raptor, most closely.
** To complicate matters slightly, some strains of raptors express ''tribal'' behaviors, like wearing feathers and fetishes.

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* Scaly raptors are [[http://www.wowhead.com/npcs=1?filter=fa=11#0+2+1 fairly common]] in ''WorldOfWarcraft''. They are particularly heavily associated with trolls, especially the playable Darkspear tribe, who use them as [[HorseOfADifferentColor mounts]] and hunting companions (troll hunters start with a raptor pet). Among their pantheon of loa spirits, the Darkspear seem to follow Gonk the Hunter, who takes the form of a raptor, most closely.
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closely. To complicate matters slightly, some strains of raptors express ''tribal'' behaviors, like wearing feathers and fetishes.fetishes. Later on, feathered raptor-shaped dinosaurs called falcosaurs are introduced -- but they're also beaked and generally bird-themed.
26th Nov '16 9:16:40 PM DimensionalShambler
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** There's a reasonable fan theory that Michael Crichton may have based or confused the velociraptors in Jurassic Park with Achillobator, which were the size of Jurassic Park raptors.

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** There's a reasonable fan theory that Michael Crichton may have based or confused the velociraptors in Jurassic Park with Achillobator, which were the size of Jurassic Park raptors.raptors and also from Mongolia.
26th Nov '16 6:38:59 PM DimensionalShambler
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** The third film gave them some color -- to the male raptors. Somewhat justified, in that the first and second film's raptors were female or changed to males.

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** The third film gave them some color -- to the male raptors. Somewhat justified, in that the first and second film's raptors were female or female, or, thanks to faulty DNA hybridization to fill in the damaged strands, changed to males.



** 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 the real animals by emphasizing that these were not, and never will be, "pure" dinosaurs, due to the incomplete nature of DNA from amber or bones.

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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 the real animals by emphasizing that these were not, and never will be, "pure" dinosaurs, due to the incomplete nature of DNA from amber or bones.bones and the non-dinosaur genes used to fill in the gaps.
** There's a reasonable fan theory that Michael Crichton may have based or confused the velociraptors in Jurassic Park with Achillobator, which were the size of Jurassic Park raptors.
21st Nov '16 4:00:24 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Besides ''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 ''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''.
20th Nov '16 6:48:03 PM DimensionalShambler
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** Tree Creepers, a hypothetical climbing dinosaur, resemble muscular, long-armed raptors. Without feathers. Or noticeable killing claws. [[SomewhereAPaleontologistIsCrying Or any other features that might suggest they're raptors and not just giant intelligent monkey-lizards.]]

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** Tree Creepers, a hypothetical climbing dinosaur, resemble muscular, long-armed raptors. Without feathers. Or noticeable raptors, but lack feathers and the killing claws. [[SomewhereAPaleontologistIsCrying Or any other features that might suggest they're raptors and not just giant intelligent monkey-lizards.]]claws.
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