History WesternAnimation / Dinosaucers

29th May '17 10:55:39 AM thebluebus
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: This why the Tyrannos fail half the time. In one episode, the Tyrannos go back to old jobs to make the Dinosaucers think they've given up and let their guard down, allowing the Tyrannos to attack the Dinosorcerer and Dinosorceress without any opposition. However, since the Tyrannos went back to their old jobs, they're too busy to aid Rex and Dei with the attack.



* GracefulLoser: When the Secret Scouts foiled Perry Porter's plan to photograph the captured Dinosaucers, he merely shrugged it off, saying "You win a few, you lose a few."
** When Sara beat her rival Giselle in the school Olympics, Giselle was visibly annoyed that she lost, but still gave Sara a congratulatory handshake.
** When Allo saved the Secret Scouts from a Tyranno film shoot, Attila Rex told Genghis not to be too upset since "That's showbiz!"
* HarmlessVillain: Most of the Tyrannos. They rarely get around to doing anything really ''evil'', and even when they try to they mess up. Some of them (Terrible Dactyl and Plesio) are also known to show [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes non-evil]] [[PetTheDog behavior,]] and at times they [[GoKartingWithBowser play games with the Dinosaucers]]. [[FriendlyEnemies In fact, in one episode Quackpot is allowed to babysit Bonehead's baby brother]].



* HarmlessVillain: Most of the Tyrannos. They rarely get around to doing anything really ''evil'', and even when they try to they mess up. Some of them (Terrible Dactyl and Plesio) are also known to show [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes non-evil]] [[PetTheDog behavior,]] and at times they [[GoKartingWithBowser play games with the Dinosaucers]]. [[FriendlyEnemies In fact, in one episode Quackpot is allowed to babysit Bonehead's baby brother]].


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* IntrepidReporter: A villainous example with Perry Porter, a newspaper photographer who was accidentally given Sara's pictures of the Dinosaucers and teamed up with the Tyrannos to capture them and make them the scoop of the century.


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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Egbert Feeney, a birdwatcher who was able to capture Teryx in order to make her the find of the century, without any help from the Tyrannos or anyone else. Granted, Teryx was sick at the time, but still.


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** Not to mention all the times they misinterpret simple Earth things, like thinking that toy commercials are advertisements for weapons, that summer camp is really boot camp, that 'reduced for clearance' means a guy named Clarence has a shrink ray (also that he wears stilts is proof of this), that an actor on TV is really a superhero, etc. The Dinosaucers sometimes fell victim to this too.


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* WeaksauceWeakness: How does Sara defeat the Sabertooth tiger pirates? With catnip.
28th May '17 6:12:44 AM thebluebus
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The entire show's premise may be ridiculous, but hey... [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs it's dinosaurs]], and it was boosted by general tongue-in-cheek writing and pretty good characters. Compare/contrast the genuinely ridiculous ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs'', ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad'' and ''WesternAnimation/KungFuDinoPosse''.

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The entire show's premise may be ridiculous, but hey... [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs it's dinosaurs]], and it was boosted by general tongue-in-cheek writing and pretty good characters. Compare/contrast the genuinely ridiculous ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs'', ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad'' ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuDinoPosse'' and ''WesternAnimation/KungFuDinoPosse''.
''ComicBook/JurassicStrikeForceFive''.
13th Apr '17 6:26:39 AM thebluebus
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The entire show's premise may be ridiculous, but hey... [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs it's dinosaurs]], and it was boosted by general tongue-in-cheek writing and pretty good characters. Compare/contrast the genuinely ridiculous ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs'' and ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad''.

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The entire show's premise may be ridiculous, but hey... [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs it's dinosaurs]], and it was boosted by general tongue-in-cheek writing and pretty good characters. Compare/contrast the genuinely ridiculous ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs'' ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs'', ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad'' and ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad''.
''WesternAnimation/KungFuDinoPosse''.
31st Jan '17 11:33:51 AM BluTaiger
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* CowardlyLion Stego. Usually preferring to avoid confrontation, and typically [[TurtlePower ducking his head into his suit]] at the first sign of trouble, Stego has, on two separate occasions, infiltrated the Tyranno base ''by himself'' to rescue his friends. First Teryx and Sara, and later a human boy he had just met that day.

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* CowardlyLion Stego.Stego:. Usually preferring to avoid confrontation, and typically [[TurtlePower ducking his head into his suit]] at the first sign of trouble, Stego has, on two separate occasions, infiltrated the Tyranno base ''by himself'' to rescue his friends. First Teryx and Sara, and later a human boy he had just met that day.



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* GoneHorriblyRight: In one episode, Genghis Rex steals a formula that would make him beautiful so the people of Earth would follow him willingly. It works, but Rex didn't realize that what [[ValuesDissonance Tyrannos consider]] [[SpikesOfVillainy beautiful,]] humans consider ''terrifying''.



* HarmlessVillain: Most of the Tyrannos. They rarely get around to doing anything really ''evil'', and even when they try to they mess up. Some of them (Terrible Dactyl and Plesio) are also known to show [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes non-evil]] [[PetTheDog behavior,]] and at times they [[GoKartingWithBowser play games with the Dinosaucers]]. [[FriendlyEnemies In fact, in one episode Quackpot is allowed to babysit one of Bonehead's relations]].

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* HarmlessVillain: Most of the Tyrannos. They rarely get around to doing anything really ''evil'', and even when they try to they mess up. Some of them (Terrible Dactyl and Plesio) are also known to show [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes non-evil]] [[PetTheDog behavior,]] and at times they [[GoKartingWithBowser play games with the Dinosaucers]]. [[FriendlyEnemies In fact, in one episode Quackpot is allowed to babysit one of Bonehead's relations]].baby brother]].



* InformedSpecies Bonehead is supposed to be a pachycephalosaurus, but only bears a passing resemblance to one.

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* InformedSpecies InformedSpecies: Bonehead is supposed to be a pachycephalosaurus, but only bears a passing resemblance to one.
31st Jan '17 10:49:57 AM BluTaiger
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*** Then again, when he dinovolves, he definitely ''looks'' like a dimetrodon.



** Although Terrible Dactyl had teeth and a tail, which Pteranodon didn't, a more primitive pterodactyl called Rhamphorhynchus did. In fact, the animators of Dinosaucers were clearly inspired by Ramphorhynchus when designing Terrible Dactyl.

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** Although Terrible Dactyl had teeth and a tail, which Pteranodon didn't, a more primitive pterodactyl pterosaur called Rhamphorhynchus did. In fact, the animators of Dinosaucers were clearly inspired by Ramphorhynchus when designing Terrible Dactyl.Dactyl.
*** On the other hand, this wouldn't be the first, or last time pteranodons were depicted with [[PteroSoarer such inaccuracies.]]


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* InformedSpecies Bonehead is supposed to be a pachycephalosaurus, but only bears a passing resemblance to one.
**Plesio is supposed to be a plesiosaurus, but his long tail, [[BeardOfEvil beard]] and tendrils trailing off his scalp make him look more like a [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon.]]
31st Jan '17 10:33:38 AM BluTaiger
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* CowardlyLion Stego. Usually preferring to avoid confrontation, and typically [[TurtlePower ducking his head into his suit]] at the first sign of trouble, Stego has, on two separate occasions, infiltrated the Tyranno base ''by himself'' to rescue his friends. First Teryx and Sara, and later a human boy he had just met that day.
** In fact, there was an episode parodying ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. No points for guessing who played the Cowardly Lion.



* EvilCounterpart[=/=]GoodCounterpart: Many of the characters are good/evil counterparts of each other - Allo/Genghis Rex, Teryx/Terrible Dactyl, Bronto Thunder/Brachio, Tricero/Styraco, and Ichy/Plesio.

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* EvilCounterpart[=/=]GoodCounterpart: Many of the characters are good/evil counterparts of each other - Allo/Genghis Rex, Teryx/Terrible Dactyl, Bronto Thunder/Brachio, Tricero/Styraco, Stego/Ankylo and Ichy/Plesio.
31st Dec '16 12:48:26 PM McJeff
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** In one episode, the Secret Scouts were chased into a cavern by "the largest of all dinosaurs, a ''Supersaurus''" (a dinosaur that was basically a larger version of Brachiosaurus). There was a brief period of time when this was widely accepted as accurate, although it was later discovered that Supersaurus was actually related to Diplodocus not Brachiosaurus. However, none of this excuses making the Supersaurus ''carnivorous'', with a serpentine neck and sharp teeth.
29th Dec '16 9:11:38 AM McJeff
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* ADayInTheLimelight: Styraco was probably the least-used character in the show, but he got one episode all to himself - he got kicked out of the Tyrannos, then disguised himself as a human and went to school. It was a [[BLAMepisode weird episode]].
20th Oct '16 8:04:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** There's [[RuleOfCool a little leeway]] given that these are all [[IntelligentGerbil aliens who happen to resemble anthropomorphic versions of Earth animals]]. Still, there are some weird things such as Quackpot's fangs and Terrible Dactyl's long tail. Further, the Dinosaucers and Tyrannos who ''aren't'' dinosaurs (but who end up being called as such in [[TheyJustDidntCare low-quality]] children's books), Dimetro, Terrible, Ichy, and Plesio, keep calling themselves dinosaurs.

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** There's [[RuleOfCool a little leeway]] given that these are all [[IntelligentGerbil aliens who happen to resemble anthropomorphic versions of Earth animals]]. Still, there are some weird things such as Quackpot's fangs and Terrible Dactyl's long tail. Further, the Dinosaucers and Tyrannos who ''aren't'' dinosaurs (but who end up being called as such in [[TheyJustDidntCare low-quality]] low-quality children's books), Dimetro, Terrible, Ichy, and Plesio, keep calling themselves dinosaurs.
17th Jul '16 4:06:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* HumansAreSpecial: The dinosaurs of Reptilon ''love'' humans, their cultures and traditions. Everything. Its amusing to see the [[PunyEarthlings huge technologically advanced beings]] who often [[FantasticRacism insult the people of Earth]] by derogatorily calling us "just mammals", forget themselves and just fanboy over us. The reason why? Its the very same reason why you think [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dinosaurs are so amazing]].

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* HumansAreSpecial: The dinosaurs of Reptilon ''love'' humans, their cultures and traditions. Everything. Its amusing to see the [[PunyEarthlings huge technologically advanced beings]] who often [[FantasticRacism insult the people of Earth]] by derogatorily calling us "just mammals", forget themselves and just fanboy over us. The reason why? Its the very same reason why you think [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dinosaurs are so amazing]].amazing.
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