History Series / DinosaurRevolution

14th Oct '16 10:44:27 AM albertonykus
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* CarcassSleepingBag: In an episode, a troodon lives through the immediate destruction of the K-T impact, but the suddenly-frigid climate kills its mate and eggs. Wandering in a frozen wood, it finds the carcass of a large predator, and curls up in its open mouth to shelter from the snowfall.

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* CarcassSleepingBag: In an episode, a troodon lives through the immediate destruction of the K-T K-Pg impact, but the suddenly-frigid climate kills its mate and eggs. Wandering in a frozen wood, it finds the carcass of a large predator, and curls up in its open mouth to shelter from the snowfall.



* CatchThatPigeon: The ''Ornitholestes'' tries, [[RoadRunnerVsCoyote and fails]], to catch a ''Rhamphorhynchus'' throughout the second episode.
** An artist who worked on the show said during production the two were nicknamed "[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Sylvester]] and [[IncrediblyLamePun Ptweety]]".

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* CatchThatPigeon: The ''Ornitholestes'' tries, [[RoadRunnerVsCoyote and fails]], to catch a ''Rhamphorhynchus'' throughout the second episode.
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episode. An artist who worked on the show said during production the two were nicknamed "[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Sylvester]] and [[IncrediblyLamePun Ptweety]]".



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The ''Cryolophosaurus'' story, ''Guanlong'' story, ''Utahraptor'' story, and part of the the ''Protoceratops'' story, as well as the ending of the last episode]].
** [[spoiler:And not just the dinosaur part, mind you. The final shot leaves us with a view of an asteroid hovering above Earth, in present day. The talking heads inform us that humanity will die. Oh, dear.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The ''Cryolophosaurus'' story, ''Guanlong'' story, ''Utahraptor'' story, and part of the the ''Protoceratops'' story, as well as the ending of the last episode]].
** [[spoiler:And
episode. And not just the dinosaur part, mind you. The final shot leaves us with a view of an asteroid hovering above Earth, in present day. The talking heads inform us that humanity will die. Oh, dear.]]



* HandicappedBadAss: The ''Allosaurus''.

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* HandicappedBadAss: HandicappedBadAss:
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The ''Allosaurus''.



* HopeSpot: The ''Guanlong'' [[spoiler:safely get off the back of a sauropod they were stuck on, only to find themselves stranded on an island surrounded by crocodylomorphs]].

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* HopeSpot: HopeSpot:
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The ''Guanlong'' [[spoiler:safely get off the back of a sauropod they were stuck on, only to find themselves stranded on an island surrounded by crocodylomorphs]].



* PteroSoarer: Mostly averted at least by the ''Anhanguera''. The implied extended parental care is less acceptable, however. The ''Rhamphorhynchus'' appears to lack pycnofibers and doesn't use a quadrupedal launch. ''Quetzalcoatlus'' shows up, but not enough of it is shown to determine its accuracy.
** Also note that ''Rhamphorhynchus'' is thought to have had behaved like modern nocturnal sea birds (avoiding thus competition from diurnal pterosaurs that also hunted fish in the same regions), thus seeing one far from the open sea and on daylight would not be very common.
** We do get to see the ''Quetzalcoatlus'' (or at least a similar azhdarchid; none of the azhdarchids shown are reffered to as any particular genus) up close in the third episode (in a blink and you miss scene in the ''Protoceratops'' segment); they are largely quite accurate, if maybe displaced in time and space (if they're not just generic azhdarchids).

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* PteroSoarer: PteroSoarer:
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Mostly averted at least by the ''Anhanguera''. The implied extended parental care is less acceptable, however.
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The ''Rhamphorhynchus'' appears to lack pycnofibers and doesn't use a quadrupedal launch. ''Quetzalcoatlus'' shows up, but not enough of it is shown to determine its accuracy.
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Also note that ''Rhamphorhynchus'' is thought to have had behaved like modern nocturnal sea birds (avoiding thus competition from diurnal pterosaurs that also hunted fish in the same regions), thus seeing one far from the open sea and on daylight would not be very common.
** We do get to see the ''Quetzalcoatlus'' (or at least shows up, but not enough of it is shown to determine its accuracy. We do get to see the a similar azhdarchid; none of the azhdarchids shown are reffered to as any particular genus) azhdarchid up close in the third episode (in a blink and you miss scene in the ''Protoceratops'' segment); they are largely quite accurate, if maybe displaced in time and space (if they're not just generic azhdarchids).accurate.



* RuleOfCool: Some features of certain animals, like the crest of ''Cryolophosaurus'' or the tail club of ''Shunosaurus'', had to be enhanced at the expense of scientific accuracy, just so that the audience would find them more interesting.

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* RuleOfCool: RuleOfCool:
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Some features of certain animals, like the crest of ''Cryolophosaurus'' or the tail club of ''Shunosaurus'', had to be enhanced at the expense of scientific accuracy, just so that the audience would find them more interesting.
14th Oct '16 10:36:57 AM albertonykus
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%%* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The body of the juvenile ''Tyrannosaurus''.]]
%%* ChekhovsGunman:
%%** The mosquitoes.
%%** The antagonistic male ''Cryolophosaurus'' returns in the ''Glacialisaurus'' story.
%%* ChekhovsSkill:
%%** ''Troodon'' being able to pick up things two handed.
%%** ''Rahonavis'' mimicking sounds.

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%%* * ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The body of the juvenile ''Tyrannosaurus''.''Tyrannosaurus'' is later used as a shelter by the female ''Troodon''.]]
%%* * ChekhovsGunman:
%%** The mosquitoes.
%%**
** The antagonistic male ''Cryolophosaurus'' returns in the ''Glacialisaurus'' story.
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story and chases off the antagonistic ''Glacialisaurus''.
** The mosquitoes ultimately [[ExitPursuedByABear drive off]] the antagonistic ''Cryolophosaurus''.
*
ChekhovsSkill:
%%** ** ''Troodon'' being able to pick up things two handed.
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handed is first shown when they attempt an unsuccessful raid on the ''Tyrannosaurus'' nest. [[spoiler:The female ''Troodon'' uses this ability to transport her last remaining egg to shelter.]]
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''Rahonavis'' mimicking sounds.sounds comes in handy when it is pursued by the juvenile ''Majungasaurus'', as it [[SummonBiggerFish summons]] some ''Beelzebufo'' to deal with them.



%%* GiantFlyer: ''[[SeldomSeenSpecies Anhanguera]]'' and ''Quetzalcoatlus''.

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%%* * GiantFlyer: ''[[SeldomSeenSpecies Anhanguera]]'' and ''Quetzalcoatlus''.especially ''Quetzalcoatlus'' are both large pterosaurs.



* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: The ''Guanglong'' story ends with [[spoiler:the two goofs (the ''Guanlong''s) trapped on a small island, surrounded by crocodilians.]]

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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: TheHunterBecomesTheHunted:
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The ''Guanglong'' story ends with [[spoiler:the two goofs (the ''Guanlong''s) trapped on a small island, surrounded by crocodilians.]]



%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The rival ''Tyrannosaurus'' in ''End Game''.

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%%* * ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The [[spoiler:The rival ''Tyrannosaurus'' in ''End Game''."End Game" is killed when he is knocked onto the horn of a dead ''Triceratops''.]]



%%* MisplacedWildlife: ''Ornitholestes'' in Portugal.

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%%* * MisplacedWildlife: ''Ornitholestes'' in Portugal.Portugal, even though it is only known from North America.



%%* OffWithHisHead: This befalls an ''Ornitholestes''.

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%%* * OffWithHisHead: This befalls an ''Ornitholestes''.''Ornitholestes'' after a mother ''Allosaurus'' grows weary of its vocalizations.



%%* OldMaster: The old ''Protoceratops'' is depicted as this.

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%%* * OldMaster: The old ''Protoceratops'' is depicted as this.this, even being able to invoke GrievousHarmWithABody on a pair of ''Velociraptor''.



%%* SeaMonster: ''Tylosaurus'' and ''[[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Cretoxyrhina]]''.

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%%* * SeaMonster: ''Tylosaurus'' and ''[[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Cretoxyrhina]]''.Cretoxyrhina]]'' are large marine predators.



* SummonBiggerFish: What appears to happen when the two Beelzebufo croak off in the distance, then Rahonavis mimics the sound. The Beelzebufo both [[JustEatHim eat the baby Majungasaurus]] then just sit there.

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* SummonBiggerFish: What appears to happen when the two Beelzebufo ''Beelzebufo'' croak off in the distance, then Rahonavis ''Rahonavis'' mimics the sound. The Beelzebufo both ''Beelzebufo'' then show up and [[JustEatHim eat eat]] the baby Majungasaurus]] then just sit there.''Majungasaurus''.



%%* TailSlap: The ''Dinheirosaurus''.
%%* TalkingHeads: In spite of original plans not to have these in the show itself.

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%%* * TailSlap: The ''Dinheirosaurus''.
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''Dinheirosaurus'' uses its whip-like tail as a weapon.
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TalkingHeads: In There are cutaways throughout each episode to interviews with paleontologists, in spite of original plans not to have these in the show itself.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Not the trailer itself, but the promotional material contains a number of spoilers. One of the earliest clips released showed [[spoiler:the death of the ''Torvosaurus'']]. One of the flipcards on the Discovery website shows the [[TearJerker very end of the last episode]].

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: TrailersAlwaysSpoil:
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Not the trailer itself, but the promotional material contains a number of spoilers. One of the earliest clips released showed [[spoiler:the death of the ''Torvosaurus'']]. One of the flipcards on the Discovery website shows the [[TearJerker very end of the last episode]].
14th Oct '16 10:25:38 AM albertonykus
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
** The people behind the show went out of their way to avert this, and mostly it works very well. However, a few errors still slip through.

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
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ArtisticLicensePaleontology: The people behind the show went out of their way to avert this, and mostly it works very well. However, a few errors still slip through.



%%* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:The ''Cryolophosaurus'' story.]]
%%* BadassGrandpa: The old bull ''Protoceratops''.

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%%* * TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:The ''Cryolophosaurus'' story.story ends with the antagonistic male defeating the protagonist and killing his eggs.]]
%%* * BadassGrandpa: The old bull ''Protoceratops''.''Protoceratops'' takes on two ''Velociraptor'' and wins.



* BigGuyLittleGuy: The ''Allosaurus'' and ''Rhamphorhynchus''. The ''Rhamphorhynchus'' also switches over to a ''Torvosaurus'' in a brief stint.

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* BigGuyLittleGuy: BigGuyLittleGuy:
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The ''Allosaurus'' and ''Rhamphorhynchus''. The ''Rhamphorhynchus'' also switches over to a ''Torvosaurus'' in a brief stint.
13th Oct '16 10:29:14 PM schoi30
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* AlwaysABiggerFish: Non-predatory example. After eating a young ''Majungasaurus'', one of the ''Beelzebufo'' is stepped on by a ''Rapetosaurus'' passing through.

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: AlwaysABiggerFish:
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Non-predatory example. After eating a young ''Majungasaurus'', one of the ''Beelzebufo'' is stepped on by a ''Rapetosaurus'' passing through.



* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Averted when the ''Cryolophosaurus'' destroys his rival's eggs. However, played straight when he doesn't actually kill his opponent. There's a similar case with the ''Tyrannosaurus''. (However, [[spoiler:the protagonist ''Tyrannosaurus'' and his mate do kill the "BigBad" ''Tyrannosaurus'' during a rematch]].)

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* ApeShallNeverKillApe: ApeShallNeverKillApe:
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Averted when the ''Cryolophosaurus'' destroys his rival's eggs. However, played straight when he doesn't actually kill his opponent. There's a similar case with the ''Tyrannosaurus''. (However, [[spoiler:the protagonist ''Tyrannosaurus'' and his mate do kill the "BigBad" ''Tyrannosaurus'' during a rematch]].)
13th Oct '16 10:28:38 PM schoi30
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* BigBad: Insofar as this can be applicable to dinosaurs, the ''Torvosaurus'' in the second episode.

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* BigBad: BigBad:
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Insofar as this can be applicable to dinosaurs, the ''Torvosaurus'' in the second episode.



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: The ''Allosaurus'', followed by the adult ''Dinheirosaurus''.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: BigDamnHeroes:
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[[spoiler: The ''Allosaurus'', followed by the adult ''Dinheirosaurus''.]]



* ButtMonkey: The poor ''Torvosaurus'' turns into this, since every animal around the water hole is out to get him, even the much smaller ''Allosaurus''. He does have a brief WhosLaughingNow moment, but it doesn't last. As such, this can be seen as a powerful {{Deconstruction}} of the PrehistoricMonster cliché, as it's the seemingly most badass creature in town who gets shoved around, [[spoiler:and even ''killed'']].

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
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The poor ''Torvosaurus'' turns into this, since every animal around the water hole is out to get him, even the much smaller ''Allosaurus''. He does have a brief WhosLaughingNow moment, but it doesn't last. As such, this can be seen as a powerful {{Deconstruction}} of the PrehistoricMonster cliché, as it's the seemingly most badass creature in town who gets shoved around, [[spoiler:and even ''killed'']].



* CarnivoreConfusion: In general, the predators are portrayed as real predators, just doing what they do. Nonetheless, predators that threaten the protagonist animal in each story are often portrayed as antagonistic in a sense [[spoiler:and generally get their comeuppance]].

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* CarnivoreConfusion: CarnivoreConfusion:
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In general, the predators are portrayed as real predators, just doing what they do. Nonetheless, predators that threaten the protagonist animal in each story are often portrayed as antagonistic in a sense [[spoiler:and generally get their comeuppance]].
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* CurbStompBattle: The angered ''Torvosaurus'' is no match for his smaller opponents, and though he manages to [[CurbStompCushion tip an adult]] ''[[CurbStompCushion Dinheirosaurus]]'' [[CurbStompCushion on its side]], he soon finds himself on the receiving end when the sauropod goes on a rampage.

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* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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The angered ''Torvosaurus'' is no match for his smaller opponents, and though he manages to [[CurbStompCushion tip an adult]] ''[[CurbStompCushion Dinheirosaurus]]'' [[CurbStompCushion on its side]], he soon finds himself on the receiving end when the sauropod goes on a rampage.



* FeatheredFiend: The feathered dinosaurs ''Gigantoraptor'', ''Rahonavis'', ''Tyrannosaurus'', and ''Troodon'' are protagonists in their respective stories, but ''Velociraptor'' and arguably ''Guanlong'' and ''Utahraptor'' are antagonistic and play this straight (and there's also an antagonistic ''Tyrannosaurus'', although it's never shown in its fuzzy juvenile stage). [[ShownTheirWork Properly]] feathered carnivorous dinosaurs on TV, finally! At least, as properly as their budget allowed them to, feathers and fur being tough to animate.
** What more, this is [[WesternAnimation/MarchOfTheDinosaurs yet another production]] that doesn't shy away from giving their tyrannosaurs feathers.

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* FeatheredFiend: The feathered dinosaurs ''Gigantoraptor'', ''Rahonavis'', ''Tyrannosaurus'', and ''Troodon'' are protagonists in their respective stories, but ''Velociraptor'' and arguably ''Guanlong'' and ''Utahraptor'' are antagonistic and play this straight (and there's also an antagonistic ''Tyrannosaurus'', although it's never shown in its fuzzy juvenile stage). [[ShownTheirWork Properly]] feathered carnivorous dinosaurs on TV, finally! At least, as properly as their budget allowed them to, feathers and fur being tough to animate.
** What
animate. What's more, this is [[WesternAnimation/MarchOfTheDinosaurs yet another production]] that doesn't shy away from giving their tyrannosaurs feathers.



* InformedAbility: The ''Ornitholestes'' is introduced as a resourceful predator, but never actually succeeds in catching anything on screen.

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* InformedAbility: InformedAbility:
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The ''Ornitholestes'' is introduced as a resourceful predator, but never actually succeeds in catching anything on screen.



* KarmaHoudini: Mama ''Anhanguera'', who throws off her offspring to die in an attempt to have them learn to fly. This wouldn't generally receive any mention (this is, after all, still a documentary, and wild animals get away with things are are far more morally repulsive from a human point of view), except for the fact that karma IS very prevalent in the rest of the series, due to its comedic tendecies.
** She does end up getting crab bits splattered repeatedly in her face. Not exactly punishment, but she is at least humiliated (in the eyes of the viewer).

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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Mama ''Anhanguera'', who throws off her offspring to die in an attempt to have them learn to fly. This wouldn't generally receive any mention (this is, after all, still a documentary, and wild animals get away with things are are far more morally repulsive from a human point of view), except for the fact that karma IS very prevalent in the rest of the series, due to its comedic tendecies.
** She
tendecies. Although she does end up getting crab bits splattered repeatedly in her face. Not exactly punishment, but she is at least humiliated (in the eyes of the viewer).



* MamaBear: The mosasaur, ''Tyrannosaurus'', and ''Eoraptor''. [[spoiler:Subverted by the ''Cryolophosaurus'', which just stands there and allows her eggs to be destroyed.]] The ''Dinheirosaurus'', ''Cedarosaurus'', and ''Miragaia'' are probably either this or PapaWolf, as their genders are never specified.

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* MamaBear: MamaBear:
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The mosasaur, ''Tyrannosaurus'', and ''Eoraptor''. [[spoiler:Subverted by the ''Cryolophosaurus'', which just stands there and allows her eggs to be destroyed.]] The ''Dinheirosaurus'', ''Cedarosaurus'', and ''Miragaia'' are probably either this or PapaWolf, as their genders are never specified.



* MoodWhiplash: One moment we see the young ''Tyrannosaurus'' playing, the next [[spoiler:they are killed by an adult ''Tyrannosaurus'']].

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* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash:
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One moment we see the young ''Tyrannosaurus'' playing, the next [[spoiler:they are killed by an adult ''Tyrannosaurus'']].
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* ShoutOut: As a ''Cryolophosaurus'' lunges at its opponent, for a brief moment they imitate Charles R. Knight's famous dinosaur painting, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Laelops-Charles_Knight-1896.jpg Leaping Laelaps]]. Earlier, it uses a kangaroo kick, a homage to Gregory Paul's art.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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As a ''Cryolophosaurus'' lunges at its opponent, for a brief moment they imitate Charles R. Knight's famous dinosaur painting, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Laelops-Charles_Knight-1896.jpg Leaping Laelaps]]. Earlier, it uses a kangaroo kick, a homage to Gregory Paul's art.



* ShownTheirWork: The theropod hands aren't pronated, most of the coelurosaurs are well feathered, and NoisyNature is averted.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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The theropod hands aren't pronated, most of the coelurosaurs are well feathered, and NoisyNature is averted.
13th Oct '16 10:23:33 PM schoi30
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* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Some sharks kill and eat some baby mosasaurs. [[spoiler:They're [[CurbStompBattle immediately destroyed]] by the [[MamaBear mother]] afterward.]]



* ThreateningShark: ''Cretoxyrhina'' aka the "Ginsu shark".

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* ThreateningShark: ''Cretoxyrhina'' aka the "Ginsu shark". Some of them kill and eat some baby mosasaurs. [[spoiler:They're [[CurbStompBattle immediately destroyed]] by the [[MamaBear mother]] afterward.]]
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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Towards the end of the fourth episode not long after the meteor hits Earth, the younger tyrannosaur stands on a cliff overlooking his dead parents. A mammal runs into frame and he charges at it, only to fall off the cliff and die.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: ThreateningShark: ''Cretoxyrhina'' aka the "Ginsu shark".
* TooDumbToLive:
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[[spoiler:Towards the end of the fourth episode not long after the meteor hits Earth, the younger tyrannosaur stands on a cliff overlooking his dead parents. A mammal runs into frame and he charges at it, only to fall off the cliff and die.]]



%%* TyrannosaurusRex

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%%* TyrannosaurusRex* ''TyrannosaurusRex'': The main focus of the last episode.
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** The ''Ischigualastia'' and ''Pachycephalosaurus''[[note]]Or that's what it's called on the DiscoveryChannel website, but said by [[WordOfGod some other sources]] to be a generic pachycephalosaur, not any intended species[[/note]] don't particularly resemble the genera they are supposed to be, as the models were originally intended to be used for ''Placerias'' and ''Prenocephale'' respectively.

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** The ''Ischigualastia'' and ''Pachycephalosaurus''[[note]]Or that's what it's called on the DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel website, but said by [[WordOfGod some other sources]] to be a generic pachycephalosaur, not any intended species[[/note]] don't particularly resemble the genera they are supposed to be, as the models were originally intended to be used for ''Placerias'' and ''Prenocephale'' respectively.
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