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History Trivia / DinoAttackRPG

25th Apr '16 9:14:14 AM PeabodySam
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Greybeard had a brief moment of OohMeAccentsSlipping in order for his ShoutOut to Admiral Ackbar's [[MemeticMutation famous]] line from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' to work properly. Andrewnuva199 later quoted the line as it would have normally sounded in Greybeard's [[TalkLikeAPirate Pirate Accent]] and cited it as his favorite variation of the meme.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: Greybeard had a brief moment of OohMeAccentsSlipping in order for his ShoutOut to Admiral Ackbar's [[MemeticMutation famous]] line from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' to work properly. Andrewnuva199 [=Andrewnuva199=] later quoted the line as it would have normally sounded in Greybeard's [[TalkLikeAPirate Pirate Accent]] and cited it as his favorite variation of the meme.



** [=PeabodySam=] is not especially fond of how Talia Kaahs and Shannon Grimton were handled in the RPG and considers them some of the weakest elements of his writing, largely due to being [[SatelliteLoveInterest underdeveloped flat characters who only existed for the purpose of being love interests of other more-developed characters]]. Grimton in particular suffers from being a last-minute addition to the story, giving her very little time to develop and resulting in a very rushed RomanticPlotTumor. Kaahs, on the other hand, was introduced much earlier but was rarely given any screentime; her FishOutOfTemporalWater status was barely even touched upon, even though it could have been PlayedForDrama (much like Steve Rogers in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'') for some much-needed character development.



** Andrewnuva199 feels the "dark conciousness" character in Andrew's head was an awkward and mismanaged idea. It's slightly cringeworthy for him in regards to how he was written into the final encounter with Malestrom!Zach and Ahua, but is at least grateful he was able to wrap it up more or less smoothly there and be done with it.

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** Andrewnuva199 [=Andrewnuva199=] feels the "dark conciousness" consciousness" character in Andrew's head was an awkward and mismanaged idea. It's slightly cringeworthy for him in regards to how he was written into the final encounter with Malestrom!Zach Maelstrom!Zach and Ahua, but is at least grateful he was able to wrap it up more or less smoothly there and be done with it.



** The unnamed XERRD scientist who switched bodies with a Hybrid has been jokingly nicknamed "Gene Rick" by [=PeabodySam=] as a reference to his rather generic physical appearance in ''XERRD: For Science!'' comics. Andrewnuva199 picked up on this nickname and, in a Steam chat, referred to the scientist as such, meaning that "Gene Rick" might be on its way to AscendedFanon...

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** The unnamed XERRD scientist who switched bodies with a Hybrid has been jokingly nicknamed "Gene Rick" by [=PeabodySam=] as a reference to his rather generic physical appearance in ''XERRD: For Science!'' comics. Andrewnuva199 [=Andrewnuva199=] picked up on this nickname and, in a Steam chat, referred to the scientist as such, meaning that "Gene Rick" might be on its way to AscendedFanon...



** During the Maelstrom Temple battle, sometime after Adventure's [[TheCavalry cavalry]] arrived, Andrewnuva199 wrote about one random Dino Attack agent in the temple who had a phobia of butterflies. While making his "In the Maelstrom Temple" video, [=PeabodySam=] used the character model of Adventure to represent this butterfly-fearing agent. Andrewnuva199 decided to ThrowItIn and make it canon that Adventure was, indeed, the Dino Attack agent that was afraid of butterflies.

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** During the Maelstrom Temple battle, sometime after Adventure's [[TheCavalry cavalry]] arrived, Andrewnuva199 [=Andrewnuva199=] wrote about one random Dino Attack agent in the temple who had a phobia of butterflies. While making his "In the Maelstrom Temple" video, [=PeabodySam=] used the character model of Adventure to represent this butterfly-fearing agent. Andrewnuva199 [=Andrewnuva199=] decided to ThrowItIn and make it canon that Adventure was, indeed, the Dino Attack agent that was afraid of butterflies.



* WordOfSaintPaul: This occasionally comes into play, especially regarding {{Retcon}}s made to stories written by players who have long since left the RPG, such as Kotua in Space or The Castle Gear. For example, the suggestion that Landro was a XERRD scientist who went mad and was babbling nonsense was made by Andrewnuva199, not The Castle Gear.

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* WordOfSaintPaul: This occasionally comes into play, especially regarding {{Retcon}}s made to stories written by players who have long since left the RPG, such as Kotua in Space or The Castle Gear. For example, the suggestion that Landro was a XERRD scientist who went mad and was babbling nonsense was made by Andrewnuva199, [=Andrewnuva199=], not The Castle Gear.
15th Feb '15 1:06:24 PM PeabodySam
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** Rex's physical appearance was based upon [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] Special Agent Zed, who was [=PeabodySam=]'s Website/{{BZPower}} avatar when ''Dino Attack RPG'' was created. This was suggested by other members of the RPG during that time, who mentally linked [=PeabodySam=]'s avatar to Rex's appearance. Similarly, Frozeen's appearance was created by ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' host Victor Draven, who imagined Frozeen with Pepper Roni's head.

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** Rex's physical appearance was based upon [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] Special Agent Zed, who was [=PeabodySam=]'s Website/{{BZPower}} avatar when ''Dino Attack RPG'' was created. This was suggested by other members of the RPG during that time, who mentally linked [=PeabodySam=]'s avatar to Rex's appearance. Similarly, Frozeen's appearance was created by ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' host Victor Draven, who imagined Frozeen with Pepper Roni's head.



* FlipFlopOfGod: In ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'', [[WordOfGod PeabodySam]] made an explicit point stating that PBB would never be killed off. A year later, PBB was killed off in ''Dino Attack RPG''.



** Numerous players nicknamed Databoard "Data". The same applied to Databoard's teammates from ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', Subzero ("Sub") and Frozeen ("Fro"), although Subzero does not appear in ''Dino Attack RPG'' and Frozeen has never gone by "Fro" in the ''Dino Attack RPG''.

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** Numerous players nicknamed Databoard "Data". The same applied to Databoard's teammates from ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'', Subzero ("Sub") and Frozeen ("Fro"), although Subzero does not appear in ''Dino Attack RPG'' and Frozeen has never gone by "Fro" in the ''Dino Attack RPG''.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: This was the primary reasoning behind [=PeabodySam=]'s decision to write Frozeen as having difficulties with social interactions due to Asperger's syndrome, rather than trying to out Frozeen as homosexual, to explain why Frozeen never had a girlfriend in ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: This was the primary reasoning behind [=PeabodySam=]'s decision to write Frozeen as having difficulties with social interactions due to Asperger's syndrome, rather than trying to out Frozeen as homosexual, to explain why Frozeen never had a girlfriend in ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''.''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG''.
25th Nov '14 2:38:11 PM PeabodySam
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** Kotua In Space literally disappeared off the face of the internet after 2007. While Kotua is not confirmed to be dead, it is a little suspicious that his cameo appearance during the final battle was a variation of BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts...

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** Kotua In Space literally disappeared off the face of the internet left Website/{{BZPower}} and most LEGO-related sites after 2007. While his character Kotua is not confirmed to be dead, it is a little suspicious that his cameo appearance during the final battle was a variation of BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts...



** Most players who left the RPG also tended to disappear from Website/{{BZPower}} around the same time, and as a result they are all difficult to track down and can be considered reclusive artists, especially due to the anonymous nature of [=BZPower=] usernames. There are exceptions, such as Chronicler of Ko-Koro and Canama, who are still active in the online LEGO community. However, by far the most infamous example of this in ''Dino Attack RPG'' would be Kotua in Space, who not only disappeared from [=BZPower=] but also Brickshelf, [=MOCpages=], and many other websites all at the same time in late 2007 and has not been heard from since.

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** Most players who left the RPG also tended to disappear from Website/{{BZPower}} around the same time, and as a result they are all difficult to track down and can be considered reclusive artists, especially due to the anonymous nature of [=BZPower=] usernames. There are exceptions, such as Chronicler of Ko-Koro and Canama, who are still active in the online LEGO community. However, by far the most infamous example of this in ''Dino Attack RPG'' would be Kotua in Space, who not only disappeared from [=BZPower=] but also Brickshelf, [=MOCpages=], and many other websites all at the same time in late 2007 and has not been heard from since.so he could focus on schoolwork.
25th Oct '14 7:55:47 AM PeabodySam
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* WorkingTitle: ''Merciful Escape'' and ''First Assignment'' were written under the title "HTTYML", which stood for "[[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon How To Train Your Mutant Lizard]]".
25th Oct '14 7:50:37 AM PeabodySam
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* DevelopmentHell: ''HTTYML'' is supposed to be two parts, the first part covering Rex's earliest memories and the second part covering Rex's first Dino Attack mission. It's been over a year and a half since the first part was released and yet no update on the status of the second part.



** Some of [=PeabodySam=]'s original ideas for the end of the FinalBattle, namely the main characters fighting their way through a Mutant Dino-infested Mercy Hospital to reach evacuation on the rooftop, was adapted into the first part of ''HTTYML'' when the idea was left on the cutting room floor.

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** Some of [=PeabodySam=]'s original ideas for the end of the FinalBattle, namely the main characters fighting their way through a Mutant Dino-infested Mercy Hospital to reach evacuation on the rooftop, was adapted into the first part of ''HTTYML'' ''Merciful Escape'' when the idea was left on the cutting room floor.


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** When ''Merciful Escape'' was written in early 2011, a second part was promised. It took over three and a half years, but ''First Assignment'' was finally finished in late 2014.
23rd Aug '14 8:26:46 AM PeabodySam
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** And now that the Website/{{BZPower}} Forum Archive has been taken down following a hacking incident in February 2013, the entire original ''Dino Attack RPG'' has become an extreme case of this trope.[[note]]That's 224 pages, 8924 posts, and about five and a half years of MissingEpisode.[[/note]] Fortunately, about 41% of the RPG was able to be recovered by players and compiled into [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/okzo0bk9seb2odk/Dino_Attack_RPG_Archive.zip a downloadable archive]], but that leaves about 53%, over half of the RPG, LostForever.

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** And now that the Website/{{BZPower}} Forum Archive has been taken down following a hacking incident in February 2013, the entire original ''Dino Attack RPG'' has become an extreme case of this trope.[[note]]That's 224 pages, 8924 posts, and about five and a half years of MissingEpisode.[[/note]] Fortunately, about 41% over a third of the RPG was able to be recovered by players and compiled into [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/okzo0bk9seb2odk/Dino_Attack_RPG_Archive.zip a downloadable archive]], but that leaves about 53%, over half two thirds of the RPG, RPG LostForever.
12th Aug '14 7:40:11 PM PeabodySam
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** And now that the Website/{{BZPower}} Forum Archive has been taken down following a hacking incident in February 2013, the entire original ''Dino Attack RPG'' has become an extreme case of this trope.[[note]]That's 224 pages, 8924 posts, and about five and a half years of MissingEpisode.[[/note]] Efforts were made to try to recover as much of the RPG as possible, but most of it will remain lost forever.

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** And now that the Website/{{BZPower}} Forum Archive has been taken down following a hacking incident in February 2013, the entire original ''Dino Attack RPG'' has become an extreme case of this trope.[[note]]That's 224 pages, 8924 posts, and about five and a half years of MissingEpisode.[[/note]] Efforts were made to try to recover as much Fortunately, about 41% of the RPG as possible, was able to be recovered by players and compiled into [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/okzo0bk9seb2odk/Dino_Attack_RPG_Archive.zip a downloadable archive]], but most that leaves about 53%, over half of it will remain lost forever.the RPG, LostForever.
*** The LEGO Island and Adventurers' Island story arcs were particularly hit hard by this, since very little of the RPG from June 2009 through April 2011 was able to be recovered.
15th Jun '14 10:01:43 AM PeabodySam
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* RealitySubtext:
** After the 2009 Website/{{BZPower}} Time Slip (also known as the Great Dataclysm), which erased six months of ''Dino Attack RPG'' content (including the entire Goo Caverns StoryArc up to that point), the ''Dino Attack RPG'' players agreed to start up again at a time and place shortly before the Time Slip occurred. Since this led to [[{{Rewrite}} rewriting several scenes that were erased by the Time Slip]], Sauro-Hunter remarked that he was experiencing deja vu.
** During his time as a Stromling, Zachary [[RapidAging aged at an accelerated rate]]. The amount of time he physically aged is equal to [[DevelopmentHell the time]] between the end of ''Dino Attack RPG'' and the start of ''Dino Attack: At War's End''.
** According to ''Dino Attack RPG'''s timeline, Toys/LEGOThemes take place during their year of release unless otherwise noted. Some ''Dino Attack RPG'' players were confused on whether or not ''Pharaoh's Quest'' is one of those exceptions, since it was released in 2011 but some sources say that it takes place in 1924; however, 1924 was confirmed as the canon date by WordOfGod. As a result of this confusion, Lord Sam Sinister announced that he was going on an expedition to Egypt in 2011 to recover the golden treasures of Pharaoh Amset-Ra, unaware that Professor Archibald Hale's team had already uncovered those treasures in 1924.
5th Apr '14 6:43:15 PM PeabodySam
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* ActorAllusion:
** More of an Author Allusion, but Sam Throramebi drew comparisons between [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Evil Ogel]] and [[Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} Makuta Teridax]], who are two of Greg Farshtey's favorite villains to write.
** Several of Atton Rand's characters' names follow a ShoutOutThemeNaming, usually consisting of the surname of the character's inspiration and the given name of the actor who played that role.
*** Similarly, Marco Martinet's surname is derived from the voice actor of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]], Charles Martinet.
** Kurt [=MacReady=] was the one sent to catch Snake, and the two of them subsequently got into a brawl. They were inspired by [[Film/TheThing1982 R.J. MacReady]] and [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]], respectively, both of whom were played by Kurt Russel, and served as the lead to Creator/JohnCarpenter movies released a year apart from each other.
** Hauk and Angel Eyes, both of whom are inspired by characters portrayed by Creator/LeeVanCleef, are revealed to be cousins.
** In celebration of ''[[VideoGame/LEGOIsland LEGO Island's]]'' 15th Anniversary, the Brickster referred to himself as "Thumper" and quoted a number of lines from Smartass, the lead weasel of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'''s Toon Patrol. David L. Lander, the original voice actor of the Brickster in ''VideoGame/LEGOIsland'', also voiced Thumper in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' and Smartass in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
18th Mar '14 4:40:33 PM PeabodySam
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* TheDanza:
** The given names of Andrew, Andrew Olin (before being retconned into Leonidas Spartana), Zachary Virchaus, David Norman, David O'Neal, Carl Lutsky, Matthew Cyrista, Sam Throramebi, Samuel Race, and Samuel "Lay" Go are all derived from their respective writers.
** Kara Wise's surname is derived from avmatoran's surname.
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