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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/XenozoicTalesDarkHorse01small.jpg]]In 2020, the Earth is shaken by upheavals and disaster. Mankind retreats underground, hiding in shelters, waiting for the end, kept alive by the mechanics working on the machines. So dependent are the survivors on the mechanics that they become a cult, a religion.

450 years later, mankind emerges to find a world that should not exist, filled with animals and plants from all ages of Earth's history. A world where dinosaurs hunt sabertooth cats and pterosaurs wheel above oceans filled with trilobites. Welcome to the Xenozoic age.

The world first appeared in ''Death Rattle'' #8 in a short story called ''Xenozoic!'' which introduced the characters and concepts. This was rapidly spun off into its own series under the name ''Xenozoic Tales'', which premiered in February, 1987 and ran through issue 14, published in October 1996. Never officially canceled, creator Mark Schultz (not the Christian singer) still insists he'll be getting issue 15 out at some point. Don't hold your breath. Issue 14 didn't show up until two years after issue 13, largely due to the lushly detailed artwork Schultz drew. It's somewhat better known under the label "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs", which was the title of the first trade and rapidly supplanted the actual title in the minds of many fans.

The series focused on Old Blood Mechanic Jack Tenrec, who seeks to protect mankind against another catastrophe by working with the environment instead of against it. He also enjoyed working on classic cars, buried in the underground chambers with humanity during the long retreat from the surface. He lives in the City In the Sea (the remains of New York, now mostly submerged), protecting people from dinosaurs and dinosaurs from people and driving his precious ancient cars (modified to run on dinosaur guano) around the nearby deserts.

Alternately working with and against Jack is Hannah Dundee, ambassador from the city of Wassoon (Washington, D.C.), who has come to the City In The Sea for hidden reasons. While Jack is the NatureHero, Hannah is the pragmatic type, believing in scientific explanations. Together, they struggle against poachers, corrupt politicians, and the wilderness while coming ever closer to understanding the mysteries of their world, including the sentient, reptilian Grith, who apparently knew far more than they ever let on.

The series was popular enough to have several [[SpinOff spin-offs]], usually under the ''Cadillacs and Dinosaurs'' label, including a Saturday morning cartoon by {{Nelvana}}[[note]] and animated by {{APPP}}[[/note]], an RPG setting, two video games (an arcade BeatEmUp by {{Capcom}} and a visual novel for the [[SegaGenesis Sega CD]]), and even comics published by other companies during the lengthy gaps between issues of the main title.
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!!Contains examples of:
* AfterTheEnd: The basic setting.
* AndManGrewProud: Whether the Old Blood Mechanics story of what caused the end is true or not is a matter of debate.
* AnimatedAdaptation: It's based on a comic book, it's got dinosaurs, what better to do with it than put it on Saturday Morning?
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Used in the dream sequences when Hannah ends up unclothed. Jack gets the SceneryCensor treatment.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The world's random mix of wildlife from all different stages of earth's history is explained by [[spoiler:a mysterious substance found in some meteorites that [[EvolutionaryLevels "speeds up evolution"]].]]
* ArtEvolution: Mark Schultz' skill at drawing improves dramatically between the first ''Death Rattle'' story and the last issue of the series. Unfortunately, there's an inverse relationship between his skill drawing and the length of time between issues.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: That's the second biggest [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvestmen harvestman]] I've ever seen.
* BareYourMidriff: Hannah a majority of the time.
* BerserkButton: ''Don't abuse the dinosaurs while Jack's watching.''
* CallARabbitASmeerp: Different names have developed for the dinosaurs (slithers), which makes sense if you assume that dinosaur books weren't a priority inclusion in the underground shelters. Examples include tyrannosaurs (shivats), allosaurs/deinonychus (cutters), triceratops (macks), and pterosaurs (zekes). Inexplicably, every isolated city seems to have independently used the same names. Averted in the case of mammoths which are called mammoths.
* CoolCar: Modified to run without gasoline. Any car that has to outrun charging styracosaurs is automatically cool.
* CoolPet: Hermes, Jack's pet "cutter" (which looked an awful lot like a Deinonychus or a Velociraptor) in the cartoon.
** Hermes is a [[CallARabbitASmeerp "cutter"]] but what dinosaur that is varies. In the comics and the cartoon, he's portrayed as an Allosaurus; in the toy line and the video game he's a Deinonychus, probably to cash in on the Jurassic Park 'raptor's popularity.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Well, dreaming of things that are currently happening, but which the characters are unaware of, at least.
* DreamSequence: Used at least twice.
* EgomaniacHunter: Lord Drumheller.
* EvilPoacher: The primary antagonists for the early part of the series, especially the Terhune family.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: For obvious reasons.
* ExecutiveMeddling: According to Schultz himself, another reason why the cartoon died early. The suits wanted it to be a [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Turtle]]-killer, and Nelvana was trying to break away from making cartoons made for older audiences at the same time, leading to problems. And then there were concerns over adding Hannah to TheMerch, since the suits thought that female characters belonged in [[{{Franchise/Barbie}} the pink aisle]] only.
* FatBastard: Gorgostamos, Scarnhorst, Hammer Terhune. I sense a Aesop about overconsumption...
* FurBikini: Hannah wears a fur-one-piece swimsuit at one point. It is, however, a swimsuit, not her typical clothing.
* GreenAesop: Talk to an Old Blood Mechanic, any Old Blood Mechanic.
* HotScientist: Hannah, arguably. She never is seen actually '''doing''' anything scientific, but she represents science as a positive force in the series.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Drumheller plays this with Jack as prey.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Hannah is particular about how she is insulted.
* LicensedGame: Both an RPG and two video games, one of which was an arcade side scrolling BeatEmUp by good ol' {{Capcom}} and is considered a classic in its genre. The other is a visual novel for the SegaCD is which less well remembered.
* LostTechnology: Less advanced than most lost technology, but still lost, including an atomic bomb...
* LowerDeckEpisode: The backup stories not only allowed the comic to be filled-in with a faster artist, but gave some screen time to people besides the main characters (both minor and just new).
* MisplacedWildlife and MisplacedVegetation: Justified by the AppliedPhlebotinum. As long as [[BellisariosMaxim you don't think about it too hard]].
* MotherNatureFatherScience: Hannah and Jack both invert and subvert this.
* MysteriousProtector: The Grith, to Hannah.
* NatureHero: Jack Tenrec has some elements of this, as do most of the other Old Blood Mechanics.
* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: And don't ask where Hannah gets pants that fit her that well.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Jack. In fact, it's his Achilles heel throughout the series.
* OrphanedSeries: *sniff*
* PulpMagazine: Not an actual pulp adventure, but clearly influenced by them.
* RagnarokProofing: Miles and miles and miles of Earth have been wiped clean of any sign humanity ever existed, continents have been reshaped, and the sea level has risen. But New York's skyscrapers are still standing, despite having all the lower levels soaked.
* RaisedByWolves: Hannah finds a child who was raised by the Grith and doesn't understand other humans.
* RuleOfCool: Oh, come on, Cadillacs AND dinosaurs! In the future! After the apocalypse!
* SceneryPorn: Mark Schultz drawing style is so detailed by the end of the series it can take several minutes to absorb each panel.
* SchizoTech: Justified in that the 20th century technology is recovered from the vaults.
* ScienceIsBad: Jack's opinion. Hannah disagrees in a good way, Scarnhorst disagrees in a bad way.
* SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying: It has to be admitted. Not because Schultz didn't know better, but because he very consciously chose to discard it to make a better story. Schultz dinosaurs, at least in the later issues, are actually very well-researched and as accurate as he could make them.
* StockDinosaurs: Averted, many, many types of dinosaurs are used in the series, beyond the commonly known few.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Hannah and Jack.
** In the cartoon series, yes. In the comic, [[spoiler: Drumheller hunts Jack because he wants Hannah, and he caught Jack and Hannah doing the nasty (this is shown on-panel). This comes several issues after a story in which they spend the night in a tent together, and the narrator of that story says in no uncertain terms that not only were they having sex then, but that it's pretty well-accepted among their friends and acquaintances that the two run off and go at it whenever the mood strikes them. The series doesn't clearly define the boundaries of the relationship, but sex is certainly not where the tension lies for those two.]]
* TheVoiceless: The Grith do not speak, but communicate with humans using Scrabble tiles. It's also implied they have some kind of telepathy. Neither does the human child they raised.
* WeirdMoon: Earth picks up an extra moon after the cataclysm.
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!!The ''Cadillacs and Dinosaurs'' arcade game contains examples of:

* CompetitiveBalance:
** '''[[color:blue:Jack]]''': [[JackOfAllStats of All Stats]], of course.
** '''[[color:red:Hannah]]''': FragileSpeedster
** '''[[color:green:Mustapha]]''': LightningBruiser
** '''[[color:orange:Mess]]''': MightyGlacier
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The second stage's boss, the Butcher, is considered to be a loathsome nutjob even by the other bad guys.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In some stages, the enemies will wake up Shivats (Tyrannosaurs) to attack you. Unfortunately for them, the Shivats are just as happy to attack the bad guys as well as the good ones.
* MadScientist: Dr. Fessenden, the BigBad.
* PaletteSwap: As traditional in this sort of game, you see a lot of reused, color-swapped sprites for the more powerful enemies.
* SkippableBoss: During the fight with Tyrog, it's possible to kill the flying organism part after it detaches from a dead host, avoiding the second and/or third stage of the fight.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The third stage has you driving a car and mowing down the sort of enemies you'd normally fight mano-a-mano.
* TheVirus: The third-last boss, Tyrog, is initially a small, flying organism, but when it latches onto a person it mutates them into a huge, vicious monster. Worse still, killing the mutated victim doesn't immediately kill the main Tyrog organism.
* WasOnceAMan: Many of Dr. Fessenden's experiments involve this.

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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/XenozoicTalesDarkHorse01small.jpg]]In 2020, the Earth is shaken by upheavals and disaster. Mankind retreats underground, hiding in shelters, waiting for the end, kept alive by the mechanics working on the machines. So dependent are the survivors on the mechanics that they become a cult, a religion.

450 years later, mankind emerges to find a world that should not exist, filled with animals and plants from all ages of Earth's history. A world where dinosaurs hunt sabertooth cats and pterosaurs wheel above oceans filled with trilobites. Welcome to the Xenozoic age.

The world first appeared in ''Death Rattle'' #8 in a short story called ''Xenozoic!'' which introduced the characters and concepts. This was rapidly spun off into its own series under the name ''Xenozoic Tales'', which premiered in February, 1987 and ran through issue 14, published in October 1996. Never officially canceled, creator Mark Schultz (not the Christian singer) still insists he'll be getting issue 15 out at some point. Don't hold your breath. Issue 14 didn't show up until two years after issue 13, largely due to the lushly detailed artwork Schultz drew. It's somewhat better known under the label "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs", which was the title of the first trade and rapidly supplanted the actual title in the minds of many fans.

The series focused on Old Blood Mechanic Jack Tenrec, who seeks to protect mankind against another catastrophe by working with the environment instead of against it. He also enjoyed working on classic cars, buried in the underground chambers with humanity during the long retreat from the surface. He lives in the City In the Sea (the remains of New York, now mostly submerged), protecting people from dinosaurs and dinosaurs from people and driving his precious ancient cars (modified to run on dinosaur guano) around the nearby deserts.

Alternately working with and against Jack is Hannah Dundee, ambassador from the city of Wassoon (Washington, D.C.), who has come to the City In The Sea for hidden reasons. While Jack is the NatureHero, Hannah is the pragmatic type, believing in scientific explanations. Together, they struggle against poachers, corrupt politicians, and the wilderness while coming ever closer to understanding the mysteries of their world, including the sentient, reptilian Grith, who apparently knew far more than they ever let on.

The series was popular enough to have several [[SpinOff spin-offs]], usually under the ''Cadillacs and Dinosaurs'' label, including a Saturday morning cartoon by {{Nelvana}}[[note]] and animated by {{APPP}}[[/note]], an RPG setting, two video games (an arcade BeatEmUp by {{Capcom}} and a visual novel for the [[SegaGenesis Sega CD]]), and even comics published by other companies during the lengthy gaps between issues of the main title.
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!!Contains examples of:
* AfterTheEnd: The basic setting.
* AndManGrewProud: Whether the Old Blood Mechanics story of what caused the end is true or not is a matter of debate.
* AnimatedAdaptation: It's based on a comic book, it's got dinosaurs, what better to do with it than put it on Saturday Morning?
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Used in the dream sequences when Hannah ends up unclothed. Jack gets the SceneryCensor treatment.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The world's random mix of wildlife from all different stages of earth's history is explained by [[spoiler:a mysterious substance found in some meteorites that [[EvolutionaryLevels "speeds up evolution"]].]]
* ArtEvolution: Mark Schultz' skill at drawing improves dramatically between the first ''Death Rattle'' story and the last issue of the series. Unfortunately, there's an inverse relationship between his skill drawing and the length of time between issues.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: That's the second biggest [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvestmen harvestman]] I've ever seen.
* BareYourMidriff: Hannah a majority of the time.
* BerserkButton: ''Don't abuse the dinosaurs while Jack's watching.''
* CallARabbitASmeerp: Different names have developed for the dinosaurs (slithers), which makes sense if you assume that dinosaur books weren't a priority inclusion in the underground shelters. Examples include tyrannosaurs (shivats), allosaurs/deinonychus (cutters), triceratops (macks), and pterosaurs (zekes). Inexplicably, every isolated city seems to have independently used the same names. Averted in the case of mammoths which are called mammoths.
* CoolCar: Modified to run without gasoline. Any car that has to outrun charging styracosaurs is automatically cool.
* CoolPet: Hermes, Jack's pet "cutter" (which looked an awful lot like a Deinonychus or a Velociraptor) in the cartoon.
** Hermes is a [[CallARabbitASmeerp "cutter"]] but what dinosaur that is varies. In the comics and the cartoon, he's portrayed as an Allosaurus; in the toy line and the video game he's a Deinonychus, probably to cash in on the Jurassic Park 'raptor's popularity.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Well, dreaming of things that are currently happening, but which the characters are unaware of, at least.
* DreamSequence: Used at least twice.
* EgomaniacHunter: Lord Drumheller.
* EvilPoacher: The primary antagonists for the early part of the series, especially the Terhune family.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: For obvious reasons.
* ExecutiveMeddling: According to Schultz himself, another reason why the cartoon died early. The suits wanted it to be a [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Turtle]]-killer, and Nelvana was trying to break away from making cartoons made for older audiences at the same time, leading to problems. And then there were concerns over adding Hannah to TheMerch, since the suits thought that female characters belonged in [[{{Franchise/Barbie}} the pink aisle]] only.
* FatBastard: Gorgostamos, Scarnhorst, Hammer Terhune. I sense a Aesop about overconsumption...
* FurBikini: Hannah wears a fur-one-piece swimsuit at one point. It is, however, a swimsuit, not her typical clothing.
* GreenAesop: Talk to an Old Blood Mechanic, any Old Blood Mechanic.
* HotScientist: Hannah, arguably. She never is seen actually '''doing''' anything scientific, but she represents science as a positive force in the series.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Drumheller plays this with Jack as prey.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Hannah is particular about how she is insulted.
* LicensedGame: Both an RPG and two video games, one of which was an arcade side scrolling BeatEmUp by good ol' {{Capcom}} and is considered a classic in its genre. The other is a visual novel for the SegaCD is which less well remembered.
* LostTechnology: Less advanced than most lost technology, but still lost, including an atomic bomb...
* LowerDeckEpisode: The backup stories not only allowed the comic to be filled-in with a faster artist, but gave some screen time to people besides the main characters (both minor and just new).
* MisplacedWildlife and MisplacedVegetation: Justified by the AppliedPhlebotinum. As long as [[BellisariosMaxim you don't think about it too hard]].
* MotherNatureFatherScience: Hannah and Jack both invert and subvert this.
* MysteriousProtector: The Grith, to Hannah.
* NatureHero: Jack Tenrec has some elements of this, as do most of the other Old Blood Mechanics.
* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: And don't ask where Hannah gets pants that fit her that well.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Jack. In fact, it's his Achilles heel throughout the series.
* OrphanedSeries: *sniff*
* PulpMagazine: Not an actual pulp adventure, but clearly influenced by them.
* RagnarokProofing: Miles and miles and miles of Earth have been wiped clean of any sign humanity ever existed, continents have been reshaped, and the sea level has risen. But New York's skyscrapers are still standing, despite having all the lower levels soaked.
* RaisedByWolves: Hannah finds a child who was raised by the Grith and doesn't understand other humans.
* RuleOfCool: Oh, come on, Cadillacs AND dinosaurs! In the future! After the apocalypse!
* SceneryPorn: Mark Schultz drawing style is so detailed by the end of the series it can take several minutes to absorb each panel.
* SchizoTech: Justified in that the 20th century technology is recovered from the vaults.
* ScienceIsBad: Jack's opinion. Hannah disagrees in a good way, Scarnhorst disagrees in a bad way.
* SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying: It has to be admitted. Not because Schultz didn't know better, but because he very consciously chose to discard it to make a better story. Schultz dinosaurs, at least in the later issues, are actually very well-researched and as accurate as he could make them.
* StockDinosaurs: Averted, many, many types of dinosaurs are used in the series, beyond the commonly known few.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Hannah and Jack.
** In the cartoon series, yes. In the comic, [[spoiler: Drumheller hunts Jack because he wants Hannah, and he caught Jack and Hannah doing the nasty (this is shown on-panel). This comes several issues after a story in which they spend the night in a tent together, and the narrator of that story says in no uncertain terms that not only were they having sex then, but that it's pretty well-accepted among their friends and acquaintances that the two run off and go at it whenever the mood strikes them. The series doesn't clearly define the boundaries of the relationship, but sex is certainly not where the tension lies for those two.]]
* TheVoiceless: The Grith do not speak, but communicate with humans using Scrabble tiles. It's also implied they have some kind of telepathy. Neither does the human child they raised.
* WeirdMoon: Earth picks up an extra moon after the cataclysm.
----
!!The ''Cadillacs and Dinosaurs'' arcade game contains examples of:

* CompetitiveBalance:
** '''[[color:blue:Jack]]''': [[JackOfAllStats of All Stats]], of course.
** '''[[color:red:Hannah]]''': FragileSpeedster
** '''[[color:green:Mustapha]]''': LightningBruiser
** '''[[color:orange:Mess]]''': MightyGlacier
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The second stage's boss, the Butcher, is considered to be a loathsome nutjob even by the other bad guys.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In some stages, the enemies will wake up Shivats (Tyrannosaurs) to attack you. Unfortunately for them, the Shivats are just as happy to attack the bad guys as well as the good ones.
* MadScientist: Dr. Fessenden, the BigBad.
* PaletteSwap: As traditional in this sort of game, you see a lot of reused, color-swapped sprites for the more powerful enemies.
* SkippableBoss: During the fight with Tyrog, it's possible to kill the flying organism part after it detaches from a dead host, avoiding the second and/or third stage of the fight.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The third stage has you driving a car and mowing down the sort of enemies you'd normally fight mano-a-mano.
* TheVirus: The third-last boss, Tyrog, is initially a small, flying organism, but when it latches onto a person it mutates them into a huge, vicious monster. Worse still, killing the mutated victim doesn't immediately kill the main Tyrog organism.
* WasOnceAMan: Many of Dr. Fessenden's experiments involve this.

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22nd Jan '14 7:13:21 PM nombretomado
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* ExecutiveMeddling: According to Schultz himself, another reason why the cartoon died early. The suits wanted it to be a [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Turtle]]-killer, and Nelvana was trying to break away from making cartoons made for older audiences at the same time, leading to problems. And then there were concerns over adding Hannah to TheMerch, since the suits thought that female characters belonged in [[{{Barbie}} the pink aisle]] only.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: According to Schultz himself, another reason why the cartoon died early. The suits wanted it to be a [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Turtle]]-killer, and Nelvana was trying to break away from making cartoons made for older audiences at the same time, leading to problems. And then there were concerns over adding Hannah to TheMerch, since the suits thought that female characters belonged in [[{{Barbie}} [[{{Franchise/Barbie}} the pink aisle]] only.
26th Sep '13 1:39:16 PM philipnova798
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The series was popular enough to have several [[SpinOff spin-offs]], usually under the ''Cadillacs and Dinosaurs'' label, including a Saturday morning cartoon, an RPG setting, two video games (an arcade BeatEmUp by {{Capcom}} and a visual novel for the [[SegaGenesis Sega CD]]), and even comics published by other companies during the lengthy gaps between issues of the main title.

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The series was popular enough to have several [[SpinOff spin-offs]], usually under the ''Cadillacs and Dinosaurs'' label, including a Saturday morning cartoon, cartoon by {{Nelvana}}[[note]] and animated by {{APPP}}[[/note]], an RPG setting, two video games (an arcade BeatEmUp by {{Capcom}} and a visual novel for the [[SegaGenesis Sega CD]]), and even comics published by other companies during the lengthy gaps between issues of the main title.
14th May '13 2:40:40 AM OlfinBedwere
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* CompetitiveBalance: Used in the Cadillacs & Dinosaurs arcade game.
** '''[[color:blue:Jack]]''': [[JackOfAllStats of All Stats]], of course.
** '''[[color:red:Hannah]]''': FragileSpeedster
** '''[[color:green:Mustapha]]''': LightningBruiser
** '''[[color:orange:Mess]]''': MightyGlacier



!!The ''Cadillacs and Dinosaurs'' arcade game contains examples of:

* CompetitiveBalance:
** '''[[color:blue:Jack]]''': [[JackOfAllStats of All Stats]], of course.
** '''[[color:red:Hannah]]''': FragileSpeedster
** '''[[color:green:Mustapha]]''': LightningBruiser
** '''[[color:orange:Mess]]''': MightyGlacier
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The second stage's boss, the Butcher, is considered to be a loathsome nutjob even by the other bad guys.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In some stages, the enemies will wake up Shivats (Tyrannosaurs) to attack you. Unfortunately for them, the Shivats are just as happy to attack the bad guys as well as the good ones.
* MadScientist: Dr. Fessenden, the BigBad.
* PaletteSwap: As traditional in this sort of game, you see a lot of reused, color-swapped sprites for the more powerful enemies.
* SkippableBoss: During the fight with Tyrog, it's possible to kill the flying organism part after it detaches from a dead host, avoiding the second and/or third stage of the fight.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The third stage has you driving a car and mowing down the sort of enemies you'd normally fight mano-a-mano.
* TheVirus: The third-last boss, Tyrog, is initially a small, flying organism, but when it latches onto a person it mutates them into a huge, vicious monster. Worse still, killing the mutated victim doesn't immediately kill the main Tyrog organism.
* WasOnceAMan: Many of Dr. Fessenden's experiments involve this.

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5th Apr '13 9:15:06 AM akih08
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Added DiffLines:

** Hermes is a [[CallARabbitASmeerp "cutter"]] but what dinosaur that is varies. In the comics and the cartoon, he's portrayed as an Allosaurus; in the toy line and the video game he's a Deinonychus, probably to cash in on the Jurassic Park 'raptor's popularity.
4th Feb '13 7:07:21 AM NekoSavior
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* BareYourMidriff: Hannah a majority of the time.
29th Aug '12 8:50:37 PM mlsmithca
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* SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying: It has to be admitted. Not because Schultz DidNotDoTheResearch, but because he very consciously chose to discard it to make a better story. Schultz dinosaurs, at least in the later issues, are actually very well-researched and as accurate as he could make them.

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* SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying: It has to be admitted. Not because Schultz DidNotDoTheResearch, didn't know better, but because he very consciously chose to discard it to make a better story. Schultz dinosaurs, at least in the later issues, are actually very well-researched and as accurate as he could make them.
27th Apr '12 8:19:29 AM MightyKombat
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* AnimationAgeGhetto: Basically what killed the cartoon after a few episodes. They tried to make it a smarter, darker ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 TMNT]]''-killer and it was a bit too heady for a Saturday morning cartoon. Maybe if they had revived it for the CartoonNetwork era it would have had more success...
27th Apr '12 8:18:08 AM MightyKombat
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* LicensedGame: Both an RPG and two video games, one of which was an arcade side scrolling Beat 'Em Up by good ol' Capcom and si considered a classic in its genre. The other is a visual novel for the SegaCD is which less well remembered.

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* LicensedGame: Both an RPG and two video games, one of which was an arcade side scrolling Beat 'Em Up BeatEmUp by good ol' Capcom {{Capcom}} and si is considered a classic in its genre. The other is a visual novel for the SegaCD is which less well remembered.



* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Averted; the beat-em-up arcade game is considered to be one of the classics of the genre.
27th Apr '12 8:16:59 AM MightyKombat
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* LicensedGame: Both an RPG and a video game.

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* LicensedGame: Both an RPG and a two video game.games, one of which was an arcade side scrolling Beat 'Em Up by good ol' Capcom and si considered a classic in its genre. The other is a visual novel for the SegaCD is which less well remembered.
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