History YMMV / DinoAttackRPG

22nd May '18 3:51:51 PM PeabodySam
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* MagnificentBastard: Dust, without a doubt. In addition to fitting all the criteria, Dust is among the RPG's most popular primary characters for his unique and well-written characterization.

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* MagnificentBastard: Dust, without a doubt. In addition to fitting all Dust. He is very intelligent, despite his humble "street rat" background; he frequently recites history and archaeology as he draws upon the criteria, importance and meaning of art in human culture in order to justify his search for the Temple of Hotep III. Operating on his own, he intercepted messages from the Dino Attack Team and made his way to Adventurers' Island, where he effortlessly outsmarted one of his interrogators before Rockford had to step in. He is a master of XanatosSpeedChess, thinking quickly to manipulate others into getting what he wants (such as when he immediately recognized Naomi's naivety and started playing with it, or when he manipulated the evidence in the XERRD Fortress to convince Dino Attack Team to seek his temple as a top priority), and he goes toe-to-toe with Rockford in an interrogation... a test of wits that is seemingly treated by both participants like a game of chess. In the end, he even succeeded in his goal and claimed the Temple of Hotep III. He is undoubtedly a bastard, a self-serving loner who manipulates the people around him and views them as inconsequential means to an end. However, through CharacterDevelopment, he has also shown himself to be empathetic towards Zachary Virchaus and showed deep respect to Rockford, whom he considered a WorthyOpponent. It's rather telling that, in the climax of his own arc, the characters around him could hate him one moment and then rush to his side the next moment; he had that way with people. In stark contrast to other bastards like Duke or Trigger, Dust is among proved to be one of the RPG's most popular primary characters for his unique and well-written characterization.characterization, with many players appreciating his complex motivations and charismatic personality, which made scenes such as his conversations with Rockford a real treat to read. In the end, many players were saddened when his story finally wrapped up, with his final scene considered a major highlight of ''At War's End''.
15th Apr '18 11:34:52 AM PeabodySam
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** An internal example. In one of [=MetroidDude360's=] posts from 2005, Cobra discusses how the Mutant Dinos' creators had also invented a means of suspended animation. In 2007, when [=PeabodySam=] later revealed that Dr. Rex was the Mutant Dinos' creator, it was also revealed that he kept subjects (including Talia Kaahs, Screech, and Pterisa) in stasis tubes. This was neither {{foreshadowing}} nor a CallBack; this was just a pure coincidence.
17th Mar '18 5:39:31 PM PeabodySam
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** Slash customized his Dino Attack vehicle to be yellow, which would be the color scheme for vehicles from ''Toys/LEGODino''. Becomes doubly hilarious considering Kat's comment about it:
-->'''Kat''': If I were you, I wouldn't paint my next vehicle yellow. The dinos are no doubt attracted to bright colors.



* TheWoobie: Zero, as of ''The Madness of Agent Zero''. He can't understand why he's hallucinating or why nobody else remembers what he's talking about. He asks hallucinations of Phantom and Rex for help, but they can't help him. Worst of all, [[spoiler:he realizes that he is a fictional character who has been [[AuthorExistenceFailure abandoned by his writer]]]].

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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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Zero, as of ''The Madness of Agent Zero''. He can't understand why he's hallucinating or why nobody else remembers what he's talking about. He asks hallucinations of Phantom and Rex for help, but they can't help him. Worst of all, [[spoiler:he realizes that he is a fictional character who has been [[AuthorExistenceFailure abandoned by his writer]]]].writer]]]].
** Talia Kaahs, as of ''Scars''. She's a FishOutOfTemporalWater PlayedForDrama, struggling to fit into a modern world where everyone she knew is either elderly or dead.
24th Sep '17 4:01:41 PM nombretomado
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*** In one photograph, Dust was depicted as shirtless, and that guy from that show justified it by flatly stating that Dust doesn't need a shirt. Cue a series of ChuckNorrisFacts starring Dust...

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*** In one photograph, Dust was depicted as shirtless, and that guy from that show justified it by flatly stating that Dust doesn't need a shirt. Cue a series of ChuckNorrisFacts Website/ChuckNorrisFacts starring Dust...
6th Sep '17 2:30:59 PM PeabodySam
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* CaptainObviousReveal: This happened multiple times, with a few notable examples including "Rex is a mutant", "Specs was [[spoiler:not TheMole after all]]", and "Septimus's true identity is [[spoiler:Swerve]]", which a number of people called long before the reveal.



** It was funny when Noomi Shaw mentioned [=PeabodySam=] as a deity. But in light of ''The Madness of Agent Zero'', in which [[spoiler:Zero is driven mad by the revelation that [=PeabodySam=], [=Andrewnuva199=], and other authors are writing his story]], it becomes a lot less funny.



* TheUntwist: This happened multiple times, with a few notable examples including "Rex is a mutant", "Specs was [[spoiler:not TheMole after all]]", and "Septimus's true identity is [[spoiler:Swerve]]", which a number of people called long before the reveal.
23rd Jul '17 6:23:47 PM nombretomado
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** ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}} [[XMeetsY Meets]] [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] RPG'' fits all the criteria for sure. It came out of nowhere, made no sense even within ''Dino Attack RPG'''s rather boundless limits of sense, and was never mentioned again (aside from the occasional DiscontinuityNod).

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** ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}} [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Meets]] [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] RPG'' fits all the criteria for sure. It came out of nowhere, made no sense even within ''Dino Attack RPG'''s rather boundless limits of sense, and was never mentioned again (aside from the occasional DiscontinuityNod).



** ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}} [[XMeetsY Meets]] [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] RPG'', despite being pure RuleOfCool at the time, is now considered [[DorkAge one of the most ridiculed moments]] of the entire ''Dino Attack RPG''. Come the 2014 wave of ''Toys/HeroFactory'' sets, and fans rejoice over the set designs, which are best described as... wait for it... ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' [[XMeetsY Meets]] ''[[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]]''!

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** ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}} [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Meets]] [[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] RPG'', despite being pure RuleOfCool at the time, is now considered [[DorkAge one of the most ridiculed moments]] of the entire ''Dino Attack RPG''. Come the 2014 wave of ''Toys/HeroFactory'' sets, and fans rejoice over the set designs, which are best described as... wait for it... ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Meets]] ''[[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]]''!
11th Jan '17 9:13:35 AM PeabodySam
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** Donnie kept [[AccidentalMisnaming messing up]] Medic's real name, Luzwheit, and one of the names he came up with was Ludwig. In 2017, the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' comic ''The Naked and the Dead'' finally revealed the [=TF2=] Medic's real name, and it's Ludwig. The same comic also confirmed that [[spoiler:Spy is Scout's real father]], long after their ''Dino Attack RPG'' counterparts had done the same.



** Specs is TheMole? Like [=PeabodySam=] Would Really Do It. Oh, would you look at that... [[spoiler:he didn't]].

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** Specs is TheMole? Like [=PeabodySam=] Would Really Do It. Oh, would you look at that... [[spoiler:he didn't]].didn't really do it]].
10th Jan '17 6:52:35 PM PeabodySam
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** Atton Rand's early work in the RPG was about Zenna, [[Franchise/RockRaiders Axle]], and Elizabeth going on zany, over-the-top, almost cartoonish shenanigans (the current canonicity of which is debatable). These once silly events seem much more bitter now that Atton Rand constantly strives for realism.

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** Atton Rand's early work in the RPG was about Zenna, [[Franchise/RockRaiders [[Toys/RockRaiders Axle]], and Elizabeth going on zany, over-the-top, almost cartoonish shenanigans (the current canonicity of which is debatable). These once silly events seem much more bitter now that Atton Rand constantly strives for realism.



** In the FinalBattle, the original main villain finds himself rejected by his own family. He is horribly mutated into a monstrous reptilian creature that breathes purple fire, [[spoiler:and his body is possessed by a malevolent black/purple-themed demon who has been manipulating him the whole time and now has hijacked the plot, becoming the true main antagonist]]. The [[spoiler:possessed]] villain is forced to keep fighting a battle he no longer wants to fight, and the heroes engage him in final battle atop a great tower in a major city. [[spoiler:Upon his defeat, a wave of "light" energy is released, cleansing the area of the demon's "dark" energy.]] Does this sound familiar? Well, guess what? This was written several months ''before'' the ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'' series finale!

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** In the FinalBattle, the original main villain finds himself rejected by his own family. He is horribly mutated into a monstrous reptilian creature that breathes purple fire, [[spoiler:and his body is possessed by a malevolent black/purple-themed demon who has been manipulating him the whole time and now has hijacked the plot, becoming the true main antagonist]]. The [[spoiler:possessed]] villain is forced to keep fighting a battle he no longer wants to fight, and the heroes engage him in final battle atop a great tower in a major city. [[spoiler:Upon his defeat, a wave of "light" energy is released, cleansing the area of the demon's "dark" energy.]] Does this sound familiar? Well, guess what? This was written several months ''before'' the ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'' series finale!''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' SeriesFauxnale!
30th Dec '16 5:11:29 PM PeabodySam
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* BetterThanCanon:
** Some might hold this opinion of ''Dino Attack RPG'' in comparison to Toys/LEGODinoAttack.
** While Vikings Isle's history bears semblance to the official LEGO Vikings storyline, it is intended to be far less [[SnarkBait corny]] and [[{{Narm}} lame]] in presentation.

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* BetterThanCanon:
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BetterThanCanon: Some might hold this opinion of ''Dino Attack RPG'' in comparison to Toys/LEGODinoAttack.
** While Vikings Isle's history bears semblance to
Toys/LEGODinoAttack, since the official RPG took the barebones premise of the toyline and expanded it into a much bigger story, exploring the full potential of a mutant dinosaur apocalypse in a LEGO Vikings storyline, it is intended to be far less [[SnarkBait corny]] and [[{{Narm}} lame]] in presentation.world.



** [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus, the Darkitect]]. He is considered to be on nearly-Eldritch levels of unspeakable horrors. [[OmnicidalManiac He wants to destroy the entire]] ''[[OmnicidalManiac planet]]''... and then, from there, the rest of the universe. Being the RPG's only Omnicidal Maniac, he is frequently a target of EvenEvilHasStandards and EvilVersusOblivion.He actively plays with the minds of numerous characters, toying with their emotions to increase their suffering or bend them to his will. He has even brought peoples' worst fears to life in some of the cruelest ways possible. One of the worst things he has done on-screen is [[spoiler:his DivineIntervention, saving Dr. Rex from death, but in doing so, leaving him in a state of endless pain and agony while reducing him to little more than a puppet that he could control, forcing him to keep fighting a battle he no longer wanted to fight]]. That's right. He turned Dr. Rex, who was a monster in his own right, into a ''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds woobie]]''. He has no regret or remorse for anything he does. When his minions, nothing more than tools to accomplish his goals to him, outlive their usefulness, [[BadBoss he offs them without a single second thought]]. In fact, throughout everything he does, he remains arrogant and [[SmugSnake smug]] about it, ''enjoying'' seeing the pain he inflicts upon others. While he cannot be killed, [[spoiler:his presence is indefinitely banished from Earth]], which was the only way the RPG could have a remote chance at a happy ending.

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** [[spoiler:Baron Typhonus, the Darkitect]]. He is considered to be on nearly-Eldritch levels of unspeakable horrors. [[OmnicidalManiac He wants to destroy the entire]] ''[[OmnicidalManiac planet]]''... and then, from there, the rest of the universe. Being the RPG's only Omnicidal Maniac, he is frequently a target of EvenEvilHasStandards and EvilVersusOblivion.He actively plays with the minds of numerous characters, toying with their emotions to increase their suffering or bend them to his will. He has even brought peoples' worst fears to life in some of the cruelest ways possible. One of the worst things he has done on-screen is [[spoiler:his DivineIntervention, saving Dr. Rex from death, but in doing so, leaving him in a state of endless pain and agony while reducing him to little more than a puppet that he could control, forcing him to keep fighting a battle he no longer wanted to fight]]. That's right. He turned Dr. Rex, who was a monster in his own right, into a ''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds woobie]]''. He has no regret or remorse for anything he does. When his minions, nothing more than tools to accomplish his goals to him, outlive their usefulness, [[BadBoss he offs them without a single second thought]]. In fact, throughout everything he does, he remains arrogant and [[SmugSnake smug]] smug about it, ''enjoying'' seeing the pain he inflicts upon others. While he cannot be killed, [[spoiler:his presence is indefinitely banished from Earth]], which was the only way the RPG could have a remote chance at a happy ending.
25th Dec '16 11:35:46 AM PeabodySam
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** Aster Oid's [[BreakingTheFourthWall dusty memory card rant]], wherein he rants about how he hates being dragged into a {{Play By Post Game|s}} only to get badly injured and then [[RageAgainstTheAuthor blames the writer for causing his pain and suffering]], becomes a lot harsher when Aster Oid later gets suddenly KilledOffForReal in said RPG.

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** Aster Oid's [[BreakingTheFourthWall dusty memory card rant]], wherein he rants about how he hates being dragged into a {{Play By Post Game|s}} only to get badly injured and then [[RageAgainstTheAuthor blames the writer for causing his pain and suffering]], becomes a lot harsher when Aster Oid later gets suddenly KilledOffForReal in said RPG. Thanks to the CerebusRetcon in ''The Madness of Agent Zero'', the rant is even harder to read now.



** Thanks to the CerebusRetcon in ''The Madness of Agent Zero'', it's rather hard to reread the once-hilarious "dusty memory card rant".


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** [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Chaos]] appearing as a villain in a big LEGO crossover game? [[VideoGame/LEGODimensions 11 years later...]]
** As an extension of the previous bullet, ''Dino Attack RPG'' contains {{Shout Out}}s to works such as Music/TheBeatles, ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', and ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', which would not be officially licensed by Franchise/{{LEGO}} until after the end of the RPG.
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