History WesternAnimation / DinoRiders

28th Nov '17 6:05:16 PM Dravencour
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* DistressBall: [[IdiotBall Llahd]] is kidnapped many times by Rulons and constantly need rescuing.

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* DistressBall: [[IdiotBall Llahd]] is kidnapped many times by the Rulons and constantly need needs rescuing.



* EnergyWeapon: Aside from the usual lasers, the Rulon created a pulse cannon and the Dino-Riders [[{{BFG}} a particle beam cannon]]. The pulse cannon doesn't do anything new and the beam look like another laser. It does has a different sound effect though. The particle beam cannon use the STEP crystal for an energy source, but this risk of breaking the STEP.
* EquivalentExchange: Serena's healing ability draws from her life-force. If a patient is close to death, it will drain most of Serena's energy, severely weakening her. If used too much times in a row, it can kill her.

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* EnergyWeapon: Aside from the usual lasers, the Rulon Rulons created a pulse cannon and the Dino-Riders [[{{BFG}} a particle beam cannon]]. The pulse cannon doesn't do anything new and the beam look like another laser. It does has a different sound effect though. The particle beam cannon use used the STEP crystal for an energy source, but this risk of risked breaking the STEP.
* EquivalentExchange: Serena's healing ability draws from her life-force. If a patient is close to death, it will drain most of Serena's energy, severely weakening her. If used too much many times in a row, it can kill her.



* GenreBlindness: Rulon suffer greatly from this:

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* GenreBlindness: Rulon The Rulons suffer greatly from this:



** Rulon is confident that no one could break through one of their back-door without the code access, so they posted no guards. Mind-Zei, who's ''blind'', cracked the access code.

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** Rulon is The Rulons are confident that no one could break through one of their back-door back-doors without the code access, so they posted no guards. Mind-Zei, who's ''blind'', cracked the access code.



** Rulon captured dinosaurs that belonged to the Dino-Riders. They aren't brain boxed or restrained. The Dino-Riders use this to their advantage and control them.
** Whenever Dino-Riders are captured by Rulon they never think of removing their AMP crystals. This lead to the Dino-Riders using their AMP to telepathically warn others or call dinosaurs for help.

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** Rulon The Rulons captured dinosaurs that belonged to the Dino-Riders. They aren't brain boxed or restrained. The Dino-Riders use this to their advantage and control them.
** Whenever Dino-Riders are captured by Rulon Rulons they never think of removing their AMP crystals. This lead to the Dino-Riders using their AMP to telepathically warn others or call dinosaurs for help.



** [[spoiler:In the two-part finale, Questar is accused of transmitting secret plans to Rulon. You think the Dino-Riders would start searching Questar's computer to see if anything is wrong. No! They only do so near the end of the second episode and have to deal with a big mess in between.]]

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** [[spoiler:In the two-part finale, Questar is accused of transmitting secret plans to Rulon.the Rulons. You think the Dino-Riders would start searching Questar's computer to see if anything is wrong. No! They only do so near the end of the second episode and have to deal with a big mess in between.]]



* LargeAndInCharge: Krulos is tallest and largest of the Rulon Empire. His dinosaur, the ''TyrannosaurusRex'', is also the biggest dinosaur of the Rulons's army.

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* LargeAndInCharge: Krulos is tallest and largest of the Rulon Empire. His dinosaur, the ''TyrannosaurusRex'', is also the biggest dinosaur of the Rulons's Rulon army.



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Whenever a dinosaur is Brain Boxed, its eyes turn red. Not that they really become evil, but they are under Rulons' control.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Whenever a dinosaur is Brain Boxed, its eyes turn red. Not that they really become evil, but they are under Rulons' Rulon control.



* VillainExitStageLeft: Almost every episode end with Rulon retreating.

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* VillainExitStageLeft: Almost every episode end ends with Rulon Krulos and the Rulons retreating.
24th Nov '17 11:50:58 AM schoi30
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* MindControl: The villains used "Brain Boxes" to control their mounts, unlike the protagonists who simply befriended them... [[NotSoDifferent by projecting foreign thoughts into their brains]]. At least the Dino-Riders respected dinosaurs as living creatures, seemed to be actually holding telepathic conversations with them at some points, and only recruited to their ranks those who were willing to fight alongside them while allowing other dinosaurs to remain free. To the Rulons, they were only war machines to be captured, broken in, and forced to participate in combat.

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* MindControl: The villains Rulons used "Brain Boxes" to control their mounts, unlike the protagonists who simply befriended them... [[NotSoDifferent by projecting foreign thoughts into their brains]]. At least mounts. To them, they were only war machines to be captured, broken in, and forced to participate in combat. Unlike the Dino-Riders who respected dinosaurs as living creatures, seemed to be actually holding telepathic conversations with them at some points, and only recruited to their ranks those who were willing to fight alongside them while allowing other dinosaurs to remain free. To the Rulons, they were only war machines to be captured, broken in, and forced to participate in combat.
24th Nov '17 11:49:46 AM schoi30
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* MindControl: The villains used "Brain Boxes" to control their mounts, unlike the protagonists who simply befriended them... [[NotSoDifferent by projecting foreign thoughts into their brains]].
** At least the Dino-Riders respected dinosaurs as living creatures, seemed to be actually holding telepathic conversations with them at some points, and only recruited to their ranks those who were willing to fight alongside them while allowing other dinosaurs to remain free. To the Rulons, they were only war machines to be captured, broken in, and forced to participate in combat.

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* MindControl: The villains used "Brain Boxes" to control their mounts, unlike the protagonists who simply befriended them... [[NotSoDifferent by projecting foreign thoughts into their brains]].
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brains]]. At least the Dino-Riders respected dinosaurs as living creatures, seemed to be actually holding telepathic conversations with them at some points, and only recruited to their ranks those who were willing to fight alongside them while allowing other dinosaurs to remain free. To the Rulons, they were only war machines to be captured, broken in, and forced to participate in combat.
24th Nov '17 11:49:02 AM schoi30
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* PteroSoarer: The Dino-Riders had ''Quetzalcoatlus'' (Yungstar's mount of choice), ''Pterodactylus'', and several small ''Rhamphorhynchus'' which came with the ''Brontosaurus'' set. The Rulons had ''Pteranodon'', and as late addition also a ''Quetzalcoatlus''. A [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife leopard-patterned]] one.
** Serena flew a ''Pteranodon'' with a ''Quetzalcoatlus'' saddle.

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* PteroSoarer: The Dino-Riders had ''Quetzalcoatlus'' (Yungstar's mount of choice), ''Pterodactylus'', and several small ''Rhamphorhynchus'' which came with the ''Brontosaurus'' set. The Rulons had ''Pteranodon'', and as late addition also a ''Quetzalcoatlus''. A [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife leopard-patterned]] one.
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one. In the cartoon, Serena flew a ''Pteranodon'' with a ''Quetzalcoatlus'' saddle.
24th Nov '17 11:37:15 AM schoi30
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** The above mentioned ''Brontosaurus'' was not the only dinosaur depicted [[AnimalsNotToScale out of scale]]. For example, the ''Deinonychus'' was made larger and bulkier than the real one (who could hardly have carried a human on its back) but, [[HilariousInHindsight amusingly]], about the same size as the much-later-discovered ''Utahraptor''. ''Kentrosaurus'' is also too big, about the same size as ''Stegosaurus'' instead of half as large. Not to mention ''Pterodactylus'' (referred to as "Pterodactyl") is the same size as ''Pteranodon'', which is already portrayed as large and strong enough to carry a full-grown human. And ''Dimetrodon'' was in no way large enough to cart around a rider and all that armor, and the whole "hide behind the sail and raise a seat above it as cover" trick would never work. Plus, ''Smilodon'' was certainly not as big as a ''Styracosaurus''.

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** The above mentioned ''Brontosaurus'' was not the only dinosaur depicted [[AnimalsNotToScale out of scale]]. For example, the ''Deinonychus'' was made larger and bulkier than the real one (who could hardly have carried a human on its back) but, [[HilariousInHindsight amusingly]], about the same size as the much-later-discovered ''Utahraptor''. ''Kentrosaurus'' is also too big, made about the same size as ''Stegosaurus'' instead of half as large.large, though this, also amusingly, makes it more similar to ''Dacentrurus''. Not to mention ''Pterodactylus'' (referred to as "Pterodactyl") is the same size as ''Pteranodon'', which is already portrayed as large and strong enough to carry a full-grown human. And ''Dimetrodon'' was in no way large enough to cart around a rider and all that armor, and the whole "hide behind the sail and raise a seat above it as cover" trick would never work. Plus, ''Smilodon'' was certainly not as big as a ''Styracosaurus''.
24th Nov '17 11:33:17 AM schoi30
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** ''Brontosaurus''. Never mind at that time it should be known as ''Apatosaurus'', it was at the centre of a two-part storyline that had the Dino-Riders and Rulons battling over it because it was "the largest dinosaur in the world." A great idea in concept, and to an eight-year old it was an absolutely epic story, but ''Brontosaurus'' was not the largest dinosaur known to science even then -- the ''Brachiosaurus'' was taller and heavier. Other species like ''Argentinosaurus'' are much larger, and ''Diplodocus'', a frequently-seen dinosaur in the show, was longer. Here, it is depicted as a mini-sized version of the ''Brontosaurus'' -- both the toy and cartoon versions of the ''Brontosaurus'' are more than twice as long and tall as the smaller sauropod.

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** ''Brontosaurus''. Never mind at that time it should be known as ''Apatosaurus'', it was at the centre of a two-part storyline that had the Dino-Riders and Rulons battling over it because it was "the largest dinosaur in the world." A great idea in concept, and to an eight-year old it was an absolutely epic story, but ''Brontosaurus'' was not the largest dinosaur known to science even then -- the ''Brachiosaurus'' was taller and heavier.heavier (one wonders why they couldn't have used it instead of ''Brontosaurus''). Other species like ''Argentinosaurus'' are much larger, and ''Diplodocus'', a frequently-seen dinosaur in the show, was longer. Here, it is depicted as a mini-sized version of the ''Brontosaurus'' -- both the toy and cartoon versions of the ''Brontosaurus'' are more than twice as long and tall as the smaller sauropod.



** The second and third series however break the "Counterpart" set-up, as the heroes end up getting far more figures (the ''Brontosaurus'' has no counterpart, and neither do the ''Dimetrodon'', ''Struthiomimus'', or any of the Ice Age creatures), including a few more head and palette swaps of the Ceratopsians (''Pachyrhinosaurus'' for the large-sized model, and ''Chasmosaurus'' for the small one).

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** The second and third series however break the "Counterpart" set-up, as the heroes end up getting far more figures (the ''Brontosaurus'' has no counterpart, and neither do the ''Dimetrodon'', ''Struthiomimus'', ''Edmontonia'', or any of the Ice Age creatures), including a few more head and palette swaps of the Ceratopsians (''Pachyrhinosaurus'' for the large-sized model, and ''Chasmosaurus'' for the small one).
24th Nov '17 11:30:56 AM schoi30
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*** The second series gives us the Valorian ''Stegosaurus'' and the Rulon ''Kentrosaurus'' (upgraded in size to match the Stego's size), and the Valorian ''Pachycephalosaurus'' and the Rulon ''Saurolophus'', which are also of similar scale. The Valorian ''Protoceratops'' and Rulon ''Placerias'' are also about the same size.
*** The second and third series however break the "Counterpart" set-up, as the heroes end up getting far more figures (the ''Brontosaurus'' has no counterpart, and neither do the ''Dimetrodon'', ''Struthiomimus'', or any of the Ice Age creatures), including a few more head and palette swaps of the Ceratopsians (''Pachyrhinosaurus'' for the large-sized model, and ''Chasmosaurus'' for the small one).

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*** ** The second series gives us the Valorian ''Stegosaurus'' and the Rulon ''Kentrosaurus'' (upgraded in size to match the Stego's size), and the Valorian ''Pachycephalosaurus'' and the Rulon ''Saurolophus'', which are also of similar scale. The Valorian ''Protoceratops'' and Rulon ''Placerias'' are also about the same size.
*** ** The second and third series however break the "Counterpart" set-up, as the heroes end up getting far more figures (the ''Brontosaurus'' has no counterpart, and neither do the ''Dimetrodon'', ''Struthiomimus'', or any of the Ice Age creatures), including a few more head and palette swaps of the Ceratopsians (''Pachyrhinosaurus'' for the large-sized model, and ''Chasmosaurus'' for the small one).
29th Oct '17 9:27:46 PM schoi30
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** The above mentioned ''Brontosaurus'' was not the only dinosaur depicted [[AnimalsNotToScale out of scale]]. For example, the ''Deinonychus'' was made larger and bulkier than the real one (who could hardly have carried a human on its back) but, [[HilariousInHindsight amusingly]], about the same size as the much-later-discovered ''Utahraptor''. ''Kentrosaurus'' is also too big, about the same size as ''Stegosaurus'' instead of half as large. Not to mention ''Pterodactylus'' (referred to as "Pterodactyl") is the same size as ''Pteranodon'', which is already portrayed as large and strong enough to carry a full-grown human. And ''Dimetrodon'' was in no way large enough to cart around a rider and all that armor, and the whole "hide behind the sail and raise a seat above it as cover" trick would never work.

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** The above mentioned ''Brontosaurus'' was not the only dinosaur depicted [[AnimalsNotToScale out of scale]]. For example, the ''Deinonychus'' was made larger and bulkier than the real one (who could hardly have carried a human on its back) but, [[HilariousInHindsight amusingly]], about the same size as the much-later-discovered ''Utahraptor''. ''Kentrosaurus'' is also too big, about the same size as ''Stegosaurus'' instead of half as large. Not to mention ''Pterodactylus'' (referred to as "Pterodactyl") is the same size as ''Pteranodon'', which is already portrayed as large and strong enough to carry a full-grown human. And ''Dimetrodon'' was in no way large enough to cart around a rider and all that armor, and the whole "hide behind the sail and raise a seat above it as cover" trick would never work. Plus, ''Smilodon'' was certainly not as big as a ''Styracosaurus''.



* BadBoss: Krulos constantly yells at his underlings, physical abuses them and uses them for target practice.

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* BadBoss: BadBoss:
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Krulos constantly yells at his underlings, physical abuses them and uses them for target practice.



* LargeAndInCharge: Krulos is tallest and largest of the Rulon Empire. His dinosaur, the TyrannosaurusRex, is also the biggest dinosaur of the Rulons's army.

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* LargeAndInCharge: Krulos is tallest and largest of the Rulon Empire. His dinosaur, the TyrannosaurusRex, ''TyrannosaurusRex'', is also the biggest dinosaur of the Rulons's army.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When the Brain Boxed's Brontosaurus main particle beam is overloaded, many Rulon troops evacuate. Antor suggest they run, but [[TooDumbToLive Krulos demand more power routed to the cannon]]. Antor wisely escape and abandon the Emperor to his fate.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When the Brain Boxed's Brontosaurus ''Brontosaurus'' main particle beam is overloaded, many Rulon troops evacuate. Antor suggest they run, but [[TooDumbToLive Krulos demand more power routed to the cannon]]. Antor wisely escape and abandon the Emperor to his fate.
29th Oct '17 9:24:39 PM schoi30
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** On the other end of the spectrum, the Dino Riders ''Ankylosaurus'' was tiny compared to its real life counterpart, and ''Saurolophus'' was barely larger than the ''Deinonychus'', despite the actual animal being comparable in scale to the ''Tyrannosaurus'' (the toy version is smaller than the ''T. rex'''s ''leg''). ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is the same size as ''Pteranodon''. And ''Megatherium'' is as big as the ''Smilodon'', even though it's actually taller than a woolly mammoth when standing on two feet (here, it's only half the size of the mammoth).

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** On the other end of the spectrum, the Dino Riders ''Ankylosaurus'' was tiny compared to its real life counterpart, and ''Saurolophus'' was barely larger than the ''Deinonychus'', despite the actual animal being comparable in scale to the ''Tyrannosaurus'' (the toy version is smaller than the ''T. rex'''s ''leg''). ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is the same size as ''Pteranodon''. And ''Megatherium'' is as big as both the entelodont and the ''Smilodon'', even though it's actually taller than a woolly mammoth when standing on two feet (here, it's only half the size of the mammoth).
29th Oct '17 9:22:52 PM schoi30
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** On the other end of the spectrum, the Dino Riders ''Ankylosaurus'' was tiny compared to its real life counterpart, and ''Saurolophus'' was barely larger than the ''Deinonychus'', despite the actual animal being comparable in scale to the ''Tyrannosaurus'' (the toy version is smaller than the ''T. rex'''s ''leg''). ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is the same size as ''Pteranodon''. And ''Megatherium'' is as big as the ''Smilodon'', even though it's actually taller than a woolly mammoth when standing on two (here, it's only half the size of the mammoth).

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** On the other end of the spectrum, the Dino Riders ''Ankylosaurus'' was tiny compared to its real life counterpart, and ''Saurolophus'' was barely larger than the ''Deinonychus'', despite the actual animal being comparable in scale to the ''Tyrannosaurus'' (the toy version is smaller than the ''T. rex'''s ''leg''). ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is the same size as ''Pteranodon''. And ''Megatherium'' is as big as the ''Smilodon'', even though it's actually taller than a woolly mammoth when standing on two feet (here, it's only half the size of the mammoth).
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