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2nd Dec '16 5:10:54 AM Morgenthaler
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As noted in StockDinosaurs, ''T. rex'' is by far the most common dinosaur that appears in fiction. While it may not have been the biggest carnivorous dinosaur ever, it was probably among the most powerful and dangerous. It is certainly the most famous, mainly because it looks {{Badass}}, and is also the ''only'' dinosaur popularly known for the whole scientific name (genus ''Tyrannosaurus'', species ''rex'') instead of just the first term. It helps the name was described by [[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} Randall Munroe]] [[https://xkcd.com/1056/ as]] [[AwesomeMcCoolName the most badass scientific name ever]] after ''Smilodon fatalis'' ([[PantheraAwesome Saber-toothed cat]]).

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As noted in StockDinosaurs, ''T. rex'' is by far the most common dinosaur that appears in fiction. While it may not have been the biggest carnivorous dinosaur ever, it was probably among the most powerful and dangerous. It is certainly the most famous, mainly because it looks {{Badass}}, badass, and is also the ''only'' dinosaur popularly known for the whole scientific name (genus ''Tyrannosaurus'', species ''rex'') instead of just the first term. It helps the name was described by [[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} Randall Munroe]] [[https://xkcd.com/1056/ as]] [[AwesomeMcCoolName the most badass scientific name ever]] after ''Smilodon fatalis'' ([[PantheraAwesome Saber-toothed cat]]).
6th Nov '16 1:57:03 PM wootzits
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* One episode of ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' had a resurrected ''Tyrannosaurus'' that does tricks [[AllAnimalsAreDogs like a dog]]. That is, [[OhCrap until the mind control device attached to its head comes off...]]

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* One episode of ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' had a resurrected ''Tyrannosaurus'' that does tricks [[AllAnimalsAreDogs like a dog]]. That is, [[OhCrap until the mind control device attached to its head comes off...]]
30th Oct '16 7:44:06 PM MagnusForce
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* ''VideoGame/ArkSurvivalEvoled'' logically has a ''Tyrannosaurus''. ''However'', it's a ''T. dominum'' instead of a ''T. rex''. It's a lot like a ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-[[ArtisticLicensePaleontology style T. rex]] though, except [[DomesticatedDinosaurs you tame it and]] [[RuleOfCool ride it around]].

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* ''VideoGame/ArkSurvivalEvoled'' ''VideoGame/ArkSurvivalEvolved'' logically has a ''Tyrannosaurus''.''Tyrannosaurus'', being a [[DinosaurMedia video game with dinosaurs]]. ''However'', it's a ''T. dominum'' (that's "Tyrant Lizard Lord", to you!) instead of a ''T. rex''. It's a lot like a ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-[[ArtisticLicensePaleontology style T. rex]] though, except [[DomesticatedDinosaurs you tame it and]] [[RuleOfCool ride it around]].
30th Oct '16 7:42:38 PM MagnusForce
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* ''VideoGame/ArkSurvivalEvoled'' logically has a ''Tyrannosaurus''. ''However'', it's a ''T. dominum'' instead of a ''T. rex''. It's a lot like a ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-[[ArtisticLicensePaleontology style T. rex]] though, except [[DomesticatedDinosaurs you tame it and]] [[RuleOfCool ride it around]].
30th Oct '16 6:21:30 PM schoi30
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* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Carnosaur}}'', in which a carnivore-obsessed billionaire can't find any ''T. rex'' DNA to clone, so raises a ''Tarbosaurus'' instead. Lampshaded in that everyone who sees it assumes it's a ''T. rex''. [[spoiler: Later in the end, a pair of ''Tyrannosaurus'' were cloned and hatched, and they deliver KarmicDeath to the billionaire's insane wife.]]

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* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Carnosaur}}'', in which a carnivore-obsessed billionaire can't find any ''T. rex'' DNA to clone, so raises a ''Tarbosaurus'' raised by a carnivore-obsessed billionaire is the main threat instead. Lampshaded in that everyone who sees it assumes it's a ''T. rex''. [[spoiler: Later in the end, a pair of ''Tyrannosaurus'' were cloned and hatched, and they deliver KarmicDeath to the billionaire's insane wife.]]
30th Oct '16 6:05:48 PM MagnusForce
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* The 2014 film ''Dinosaur Island'' features a [[ShownTheirWork feathery T. rex with a chunky, birdlike body frame]]. There's also a brief TakeThat to ''Film/JurassicPark'' and its depiction of the ''T. rex's'' eyesight...

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* The 2014 children's film ''Dinosaur Island'' features a [[ShownTheirWork feathery T. rex with a chunky, birdlike body frame]]. There's also a brief TakeThat to ''Film/JurassicPark'' and its depiction of the ''T. rex's'' eyesight...



* Speaking of Impossible Pictures and dinosaurs... it was refreshingly {{averted}} in ''Series/{{Primeval}}''... except for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_Event one of]] [[ExpandedUniverse the novels]]. Finally makes an onscreen appearance in the penultimate episode of series 5. Of course, by this point the show had already dealt with other large predators like ''Giganotosaurus'' and ''Spinosaurus'', so the ''T. rex'' feels much less egregious.

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* Speaking of Impossible Pictures and dinosaurs... it was refreshingly {{averted}} in ''Series/{{Primeval}}''... except for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_Event one of]] [[ExpandedUniverse the novels]]. Finally makes an onscreen appearance in the penultimate episode of series 5. Of course, by this point the show had already dealt with other large predators like ''Giganotosaurus'' and ''Spinosaurus'', so the ''T. rex'' feels much less egregious.{{egregious}}.
24th Oct '16 11:18:08 AM Geosternbergia
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': While many prior {{Mons}} were designed after, or shared aspects, with ''T. rex'' (especially Tyranitar, which is actually a NotZilla), ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' finally introduces an unambiguously ''Tyrannosaurus''-based Pokémon with Tyrunt and its evolution Tyrantrum, a [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]]-rex revived from a fossil. As it evolves into Tyrantrum, it gains a [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning crown]] and a BadassBeard, making it look like a stereotypical king.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': While many prior {{Mons}} were designed after, or shared aspects, with ''T. rex'' (especially Tyranitar, which is actually a NotZilla), ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' finally introduces an unambiguously ''Tyrannosaurus''-based Pokémon with Tyrunt and its evolution Tyrantrum, a [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]]-rex revived from a fossil. As it evolves into Tyrantrum, it gains a [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning crown]] and a BadassBeard, making it look like a stereotypical king. Prior to the upcoming Sun and Moon generation, Tyrunt and Tyrantrum were the only Pokemon with the ability [[ManBitesMan Strong Jaw, which powers up biting moves]], a clear reference to ''T. rex'' having some of the most powerful jaws of any terrestrial predator. [[ShownTheirWork They also have more feathers than half the depictions on this page combined,]] with Tyrantrum's in particular resembling a RegalRuff.
5th Oct '16 9:40:00 AM schoi30
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* The ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Dem Bones" had Dog trying to eat the [[DinosaurDoggieBone bones of a dinosaur in a natural history museum]]. Guess which species of dinosaur?

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* The ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Dem Bones" had Dog trying to eat the [[DinosaurDoggieBone trying to eat the bones of a dinosaur in a natural history museum]]. Guess which species of dinosaur?
5th Oct '16 9:39:13 AM schoi30
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* The ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Dem Bones" had Dog trying to eat the [[DinosaurDoggieBone bones of a dinosaur in a natural history museum]]. Guess which dinosaur?

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* The ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Dem Bones" had Dog trying to eat the [[DinosaurDoggieBone bones of a dinosaur in a natural history museum]]. Guess which species of dinosaur?
5th Oct '16 9:38:27 AM schoi30
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* ''T. rex: A Dinosaur in Hollywood'', a TV program which is all about the history of ''T. rex'''s discovery and role in popular culture.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Dem Bones" had Dog trying to eat the [[DinosaurDoggieBone bones of a dinosaur in a natural history museum]]. Guess which dinosaur?
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