History Series / PlanetDinosaur

31st Oct '15 5:11:52 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Averted with the cannibalistic ''Majungasaurus''. To a lesser extent, the ''Daspletosaurus'' and ''Carcharodontosaurus'' are not remotely shy about fighting each other with vicious gusto, and Hurt mentions that the ''Zunityrannus'' will eat one of their own "whether they've killed it or not".

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* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Averted with the cannibalistic ''Majungasaurus''. To a lesser extent, the ''Daspletosaurus'' and ''Carcharodontosaurus'' are not remotely shy about fighting each other with vicious gusto, and Hurt mentions that the ''Zunityrannus'' "Zunityrannus" will eat one of their own "whether they've killed it or not".



** ''Rugops'' is claimed to be an obligate scavenger, but studies on energy efficiency show that only large soaring animals can be obligate scavengers. At the same time, however, this may actually be [[ShownTheirWork based on an unpublished study]] showing that ''Rugops'' was at least ''well built'' for scavenging, rather than just wild speculation. However, a 2006 Creator/DougalDixon book made a similar claim, so the producers aren't necessarily aware of the new study.

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** ''Rugops'' is claimed to be an obligate scavenger, but studies on energy efficiency show that only large soaring animals can be obligate scavengers. At the same time, however, this may actually be [[ShownTheirWork based on an unpublished study]] showing that ''Rugops'' was at least ''well built'' for scavenging, rather than just wild speculation. However, a 2006 Creator/DougalDixon book made a similar claim, so the producers aren't necessarily aware of the new study.



* NoisyNature: Averted during most of the hunting scenes. For instance, the ''Spinosaurus'', ''Carcharodontosaurus'', ''Sinornithosaurus'', ''Daspletosaurus'', ''Allosaurus'', and ''Zunityrannus'' make virtually no noise when stalking prey, save for the occasional breath. Played straight in other scenarios, however, as the dinosaurs will seemingly roar, moan, screech, grunt, bellow, hiss, and even snort at every opportunity.

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* NoisyNature: Averted during most of the hunting scenes. For instance, the ''Spinosaurus'', ''Carcharodontosaurus'', ''Sinornithosaurus'', ''Daspletosaurus'', ''Allosaurus'', and ''Zunityrannus'' "Zunityrannus" make virtually no noise when stalking prey, save for the occasional breath. Played straight in other scenarios, however, as the dinosaurs will seemingly roar, moan, screech, grunt, bellow, hiss, and even snort at every opportunity.
30th Oct '15 6:17:31 PM CJCroen1393
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** Other candidates include ''[[ImAHumanitarian Majungasaurus]]'', ''[[TheBigGuy Chasmosaurus]]'', ''[[BewareMyStingerTail Stegosaurus]]'', ''[[MamaBear Gigantoraptor]]'', ''[[GiantFlyer Hatzegopteryx]]'' and ''[[SeaMonster Pliosaurus]]''.

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** Other candidates include ''[[ImAHumanitarian Majungasaurus]]'', ''[[TheBigGuy ''[[HornAttack Chasmosaurus]]'', ''[[GiantEqualsInvincible Argentinosaurus]]'', ''[[BewareMyStingerTail Stegosaurus]]'', ''[[MamaBear ''[[PapaWolf Gigantoraptor]]'', ''[[GiantFlyer Hatzegopteryx]]'' and ''[[SeaMonster Pliosaurus]]''.
8th Aug '15 8:31:55 AM CJCroen1393
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* TyrannosaurusRex: Subverted. The king itself is frequently mentioned but never actually shows up. It is, however, used as essentially a measuring stick for how tough all the other animals are, showing that its legendary reputation still precedes it.
1st Aug '15 6:27:58 AM PCAwesomeness
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* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Gigantoraptor'', ''Daspletosaurus'', ''Microraptor'', ''Sinornithosaurus'', ''Saurornithoides'', ''Epidexipteryx'', ''Majungasaurus'', ''Rugops'', ''Sinraptor'', ''Magyarosaurus'', ''Centrosaurus'', ''Chasmosaurus'', ''Ouranosaurus'', ''Jeholosaurus'', ''Rahonavis'', ''Saurophaganax''[[note]]Unless it turns out it's just a large ''Allosaurus''[[/note]], ''Camptosaurus'', ''Skorpiovenator'', ''Mapusaurus'', ''Bradycneme'', ''Alectrosaurus'', "Zunityrannus" (an undescribed tyrannosauroid), ''Nothronychus'', the sawfish ''Onchopristis'', the gliding lizard ''Xianglong'', the gigantic pterosaur ''Hatzegopteryx'' (the chaoyangopterid pterosaurs being even more of an example), the angelshark ''Squatina'', and the plesiosaur ''Kimmerosaurus''. Note that a few of these may already be on their way to becoming StockDinosaurs, having appeared in recent media a handful of times.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Gigantoraptor'', ''Daspletosaurus'', ''Microraptor'', ''Sinornithosaurus'', ''Saurornithoides'', ''Epidexipteryx'', ''Majungasaurus'', ''Rugops'', ''Sinraptor'', ''Magyarosaurus'', ''Centrosaurus'', ''Chasmosaurus'', ''Ouranosaurus'', ''Jeholosaurus'', ''Rahonavis'', ''Saurophaganax''[[note]]Unless it turns out it's just a large ''Allosaurus''[[/note]], ''Camptosaurus'', ''Skorpiovenator'', ''Mapusaurus'', ''Bradycneme'', ''Alectrosaurus'', "Zunityrannus" (an undescribed tyrannosauroid), ''Nothronychus'', the sawfish ''Onchopristis'', the gliding lizard ''Xianglong'', the gigantic pterosaur ''Hatzegopteryx'' (the chaoyangopterid pterosaurs being even more of an example), the angelshark ''Squatina'', and the plesiosaur ''Kimmerosaurus''. Note that a few of these may already be on their way to becoming StockDinosaurs, having appeared in recent media a handful of times.



* StockDinosaurs: ''Allosaurus'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Spinosaurus'', ''Argentinosaurus'', ''Edmontosaurus'', and ''Troodon''.

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* StockDinosaurs: ''Allosaurus'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Spinosaurus'', ''Argentinosaurus'', ''Edmontosaurus'', ''Microraptor'', and ''Troodon''.
29th Apr '15 7:23:55 PM CJCroen1393
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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:The ''Gigantoraptor'' dies because his own paternal instincts worked against him; he's buried alive by a sandstorm because he couldn't willingly leave his eggs unprotected]].
16th Apr '15 4:54:18 PM CJCroen1393
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* PaletteSwap: This series is a rather heavy offender in this category: ''Rugops'' and ''Skorpiovenator''; ''Saurornithoides'', ''Troodon'' and ''Bradycneme''; ''Sinornithosaurus'' and ''Rahonavis''; ''Jeholosaurus'' and the small ornithopods in ''The New Giants'' (likely ''Gasparinisaura''); ''Allosaurus'' and ''Saurophaganax''. Additionally, all of the pterosaurs (except [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Hatzegopteryx]]) have the same general appearance and body plan, again with color and size being the only major difference.

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* PaletteSwap: This series is a rather heavy offender in this category: ''Rugops'' and ''Skorpiovenator''; ''Saurornithoides'', ''Troodon'' and ''Bradycneme''; ''Sinornithosaurus'' and ''Rahonavis''; ''Jeholosaurus'' and the small ornithopods in ''The New Giants'' (likely ''Gasparinisaura''); all of the generic pterosaurs, with the exception of ''Hatzegopteryx''; ''Allosaurus'' and ''Saurophaganax''. Additionally, all of the pterosaurs (except [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Hatzegopteryx]]) have the same general appearance and body plan, again with color and size being the only major difference.''Saurophaganax''.



** ''Hatzegopteryx'' is depicted as having the same lifestyle as all other azhdarchids, when it was a specialist in killing the dwarf sauropod adults and other large prey.

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** ''Hatzegopteryx'' is depicted as having the same lifestyle as all other azhdarchids, when it was a specialist in killing the dwarf sauropod adults and other large prey. Granted, this is mostly due to [[ScienceMarchesOn science marching on]], seeing as the portrayal was more accurate at the time the program was made.
31st Mar '15 4:12:11 PM CJCroen1393
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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: ''Hatzegopteryx''.



* OffWithHisHead: This befalls a ''Kimmerosaurus''.
* PaletteSwap: This series is a rather heavy offender in this category: ''Rugops'' and ''Skorpiovenator''; ''Saurornithoides'', ''Troodon'' and ''Bradycneme''; ''Sinornithosaurus'' and ''Rahonavis''; ''Jeholosaurus'' and the small ornithopods in ''The New Giants'' (likely ''Gasparinisaura''); ''Allosaurus'' and ''Saurophaganax''.
* PrehistoricMonster: Being a SpiritualSuccessor of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'', it comes to no surprise that ''Planet Dinosaur'' takes similar pains to [[AvertedTrope avert]] this trope. It is a little DarkerAndEdgier, however, and contains some scenes that are quite violent. Furthermore, since the environments were created entirely with CGI, they got the chance to look more...ominous: many of them being choked with dark cloudy skies and erupting volcanoes. There are also parts where they play it straight by reffering to carnivores as "killers" on several occasions.

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* OffWithHisHead: This befalls a ''Kimmerosaurus''.
''Kimmerosaurus'', courtesy of Predator X.
* PaletteSwap: This series is a rather heavy offender in this category: ''Rugops'' and ''Skorpiovenator''; ''Saurornithoides'', ''Troodon'' and ''Bradycneme''; ''Sinornithosaurus'' and ''Rahonavis''; ''Jeholosaurus'' and the small ornithopods in ''The New Giants'' (likely ''Gasparinisaura''); ''Allosaurus'' and ''Saurophaganax''.
''Saurophaganax''. Additionally, all of the pterosaurs (except [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Hatzegopteryx]]) have the same general appearance and body plan, again with color and size being the only major difference.
* PrehistoricMonster: Being a SpiritualSuccessor of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'', it comes to no surprise that ''Planet Dinosaur'' takes similar pains to [[AvertedTrope avert]] this trope. It is a little DarkerAndEdgier, however, and contains some scenes that are quite violent. Furthermore, since the environments were created entirely with CGI, they got the chance to look more...ominous: many of them being choked with dark cloudy skies and erupting volcanoes. There are also parts where they play it straight by reffering to carnivores as "killers" on several occasions. Played straight with the ''Hatzegopteryx''. Every scene with them involves a ScareChord and PsychoStrings, their hunting scene plays out like something out of a horror movie and the narrator even refers to them as "monsters".
27th Mar '15 2:13:21 PM CJCroen1393
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* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: ''Spinosaurus'', ''Ouranosaurus'', ''Sinornithosaurus'' and ''Hatzegopteryx'' in particular.
25th Mar '15 12:59:03 PM TrollMan
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* MisplacedWildlife: ''Rugops'' is from the Echkar, not the Kem Kem.

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* MisplacedWildlife: ''Rugops'' is from the Echkar, not the Kem Kem.Kem (which is not to say it didn't live with the other animals featured alongside it, as ''Spinosaurus'' and ''Carcharodontosaurus'' are also known from the Echkar).
19th Mar '15 10:16:35 PM TrollMan
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* ConspicuousCGI: Somewhat averted; the models of the animals themselves are usually alright (although they got lazy with some of the feathered dinosaurs by just putting feather texture directly on the bodies of the dinosaurs), but the movements and backgrounds don't look as good.

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* ConspicuousCGI: Somewhat averted; the models of the animals themselves are usually alright (although they got lazy with some of the feathered dinosaurs by just putting feather texture directly on the bodies of the dinosaurs), but the movements and backgrounds don't look as good.good and it's definitely not helped by the fake JitterCam and {{Undercrank}}.
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