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->''"Try to imagine yourself in the Cretaceous Period. You get your first look at this [[FeatheredFiend "six foot turkey"]] as you enter a clearing. He moves like a bird, lightly, bobbing his head. And you keep still because you think that maybe his visual acuity is based on movement like ''[[TyrannosaurusRex T. rex]]'' -- he'll lose you if you don't move. [[ItCanThink But no, not]] ''Velociraptor''. You stare at him, and he just stares right back. And that's when the attack comes -- Not from the front, but ''from the side'', from [[ParanoiaFuel the other two raptors you didn't even know were there]]."''
--> -- '''Dr. Alan Grant''', ''Franchise/JurassicPark''

Ever since ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' made ''Velociraptor'' a household name, its iconic image--a man-sized, [[ItCanThink intelligent]], vicious, [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily toothy]], [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent scaly killer]] -- has appeared countless times in popular culture, usually as a ShoutOut to, well, ''Jurassic Park''. In RealLife, ''Velociraptor'' actually were about the size of turkeys, not very fast or intelligent, and the specific species depicted in the books and films were based on a larger cousin called ''Deinonychus'' (which was considered a species of ''Velociraptor'' by Gregory Paul, whose book was used as a reference by Michael Crichton, at the time). [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology As you can imagine, it causes paleontologists an unending amount of sweet, tasty tears.]] As such, the wrong dinosaur gained undeserved fame (being small and feathery, the real ''Velociraptor'' was more of a KillerRabbit than a SuperPersistentPredator.)

Besides ''Velociraptor'' itself, this trope potentially encompasses all portrayals of other deinonychosaurian dinosaurs in media as well: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromaeosauridae dromaeosaurids]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodontidae troodonts]]. Interestingly, some recent analyses suggest that the so-called "first bird" ''Archaeopteryx'' may either be a deinonychosaur as well (in other words, closer to ''Velociraptor'' than to modern birds), or farther from modern birds than deinonychosaurs are. There are also analyses that suggest troodonts and dromaeosaurids were not close relatives at all and/or some groups traditionally considered to be dromaeosaurids were not, instead being closer to modern birds. In any case, it's worthy to note that there is very little difference between the body plans of ''Archaeopteryx'', troodonts, dromaeosaurids, and a number of other small birdy things in that part of the family tree, and, potential color patterns aside, you'd probably have little luck telling them apart in life. This has even led to speculation that traditional deinonychosaurs may have had ancestors who ''became'' flightless.

For a more thorough listing of the inaccuracies that tend to show up in various works, see the folder below. For good examples of ''accurate'' deinonychosaur portrayals, see [[http://mpm.panaves.com/nh/paleoart.htm these]] [[http://emilywilloughby.com/gallery/paleoart websites]].

Basically a deinonychosaurian equivalent of PteroSoarer.

Subtrope of EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs, StockDinosaurs, and ArtisticLicensePaleontology. Related to SomewhereAnOrnithologistIsCrying and TyrannosaurusRex.

For the other kind of raptor, see BigBadassBirdOfPrey.

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[[folder:List of Common Inaccuracies in Media]]
* Being covered in scales instead of feathers. If present in older works this is a victim of ScienceMarchesOn, but we've known since 1999 that deinonychosaurs had feathers[[note]]Indeed, some possible deinonychosaurs such as ''Archaeopteryx'' and ''Rahonavis'' already showed evidence of feathers before then, but had not been recognized as deinonychosaurs when first discovered.[[/note]]. On real deinonychosaurs, scales were only present on the feet, if at all (some had completely feathered feet).
* In the event that deinonychosaurs are portrayed with feathers, it is [[http://dinogoss.blogspot.com/2010/03/youre-doing-it-wrong-1-archaeopteryx.html very, very unlikely]] that the feather distribution and structure will be portrayed accurately. One of the most common mistakes on this front is to have the wing feathers end at the wrist, even though we know that deinonychosaurs actually had wing feathers attached to the second finger as well. Only partially feathering deinonychosaurs is also generally incorrect. It is common for many depictions of feathered deinonychosaurs to portray them as a [[MixAndMatchCritter weird hybrid]] between a bird and a lizard, probably to highlight their "[[HollywoodEvolution missing link]]" iconism. However, we know that deinonychosaurs were almost entirely feathered other than the tip of the snout and sometimes the feet. (Though it is not unreasonable to suggest that the largest deinonychosaurs may have had some naked patches similar to ostriches today.) For a long time it was thought that deinonychosaurs only had pennaceous (modern-style) feathers on the wings and tail (and sometimes the legs), with the rest of the body being covered in protofeathers, but a new study has shown that these protofeathers are likely just misinterpreted pennaceous feathers. So, like modern birds, deinonychosaurs actually [[FeatheredFiend had pennaceous feathers all over the body]]. Incidentally, the pennaceous feathers of many modern flightless birds (such as [[LandDownUnder kiwis]]) are degraded and hair like, so it's possible that flightless deinonychosaurs were similar.
* The hands will be twisted around so that the palms point backwards towards the body, kind of like a zombie. In reality, deinonychosaurs (in fact, most dinosaurs) have palms that naturally face one another, like someone about to clap, and [[ArtisticLicenseBiology twisting them around like that would break the wrists]]. Biomechanical studies have shown that deinonychosaur palms would actually rotate ''upwards'' when the wrists were extended, which would have helped them clutch objects to the chest.
* Deinonychosaurs will often be depicted as {{Lightning Bruiser}}s, among the speediest of all dinosaurs. While troodonts and basal dromaeosaurids were well built for running, the larger, more derived dromaeosaurids (including ''Velociraptor'' and ''Deinonychus'') were not. In fact, going by leg proportions alone, derived dromaeosaurids were among the ''worst'' runners among ''all'' theropods (meat-eating dinosaurs). As early as the 1960s, scientific analyses have concluded that advanced dromaeosaurids were built for short-range and fast bursts of speed (similar to modern big cats and the cougar) and low-speed endurance running instead of high-speed sprinting for long distances (like modern canids, of which dromaeosaurs often get compared to often), and the bone walls of ''Utahraptor'' are around twice as proportionally thick as those of ''Allosaurus''. However, the leg structure ''does'' indicate that they do appear to have been very agile and had a good sense of balance, which sort of makes up for it. In sum, advanced dromaeosaurs were more akin to [[JackOfAllStats Jacks of All Stats]] than what the movies say, in that they stressed more emphasis on [[http://dinogoss.blogspot.com/2011/12/waddle-achillobator-waddle.html claw-to-claw dogfighting than fleetness of foot]].
* AnimalEyes, combined with RuleOfScary and, to some extent, ReptilesAreAbhorrent. Cat-like eyes [[HellishPupils with slits for pupils]] are the most common, which ''might'' be reasonable considering that the only non-dinosaurian archosaurs alive today, crocodilians, have slit pupils as well. However, given the fact that raptors are much more closely related to birds then to crocodilians, their eyes may well be more bird-like with round, fixed pupils. On the other claw, however, the typical raptor skull does not have a supraorbital ridge, so it would be rather unrealistic to give your raptor the same "eagle scowl" as that of the other type of raptor, the BigBadassBirdOfPrey. Thus dromaeosaurs would look less like grounded eagles and more like [[NightmareFuel stout, flightless and carnivorous geese with teeth]]. Not that geese are already horrifying enough as is, but scale it to ''Utahraptor'' size (as big as a adult man '''[[NightmareFuel OR BIGGER]]''' (although this is based on as of yet undescribed specimens, so doubt the estimates non-palaeontologists give , such as 10 feet tall and 20 metres long, as these are unsourced and are likely inaccurate), give it the bite of a hyena, teeth and jaws of a crocodile, clawed wings, a long tail and a sickle-shaped claw and you get something akin to what dromaeosaurines looked like.
* BiggerIsBetter combined with TaxonomicTermConfusion, where works depict "''Velociraptor''" as being more similar to ''Deinonychus'' and sometimes nearing the size of ''Utahraptor'', the TropeMaker being ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', due to Michael Crichton using paleo artist Gregory Paul's book (which considered ''Deinonychus'' a species of ''Velociraptor'') as a source for his novel. This is typically a result of FollowTheLeader when present in other works.
* Overly flexible or overly stiff tails. Due to their tails being surrounded by ossified tendons, deinonychosaur tails were probably not sinuous and whip-like as shown in ''Franchise/JurassicPark''. At the same time, it is a common meme among paleo artists to draw deinonychosaur tails as being stiff rods almost incapable of bending except at the base. Though true to a degree, fossils of sleeping deinonychosaurs such as ''Mei'' show that their tails were flexible enough to curl around the body.
* [[IntellectualAnimal Extreme intelligence.]] Prior to the discovery that modern birds are dinosaurs, deinonychosaurs were widely considered "the most intelligent dinosaurs". (Just look at the door-opening raptors from ''Franchise/JurassicPark''.) Based on brain-to-body ratio and brain structure, deinonychosaurs do appear to have been quite intelligent among Mesozoic dinosaurs. In fact, their encephalization quotient is actually much higher than that of modern-day crocodilians (which may not sound like that much of a compliment, at first, until you remember that, according to a recent study, crocodilians are [[RealityIsUnrealistic actually as intelligent as dogs]]) and comparable to those of some modern birds. However, they were almost certainly not as intelligent as the most intelligent birds alive today. A common paleo meme that arose in the 1980s was the idea that if dinosaurs never became extinct, the most intelligent species (i.e.: deinonychosaurs) would [[LizardFolk develop into]] [[TheReptilians humanoid forms]]. This overlooks the fact that the most intelligent dinosaurs (modern-type birds) ''were'' [[OvershadowedByAwesome the ones that survived]] to begin with, as well as demonstrates something of a HumansAreSpecial attitude. After all, there isn't any good reason why [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2008/03/dinosauroids_2008.php hypothetical highly intelligent dinosaurs]] would necessarily develop a human-like body plan.
* [[RuleOfCool Being capable of taking on impossibly large prey.]] Due to their reputation as pack hunters (which is in itself debatable), deinonychosaurs are popularly shown killing prey much, much larger than themselves with ease. Although we know that some dromaeosaurids potentially preyed on larger prey (for example, one famous fossil preserves a ''Velociraptor'' fighting a ''Protoceratops'', a herbivore that could have been up to twelve times its size in mass), many of these depictions show coyote-sized dromaeosaurids killing prey not just ten times their size, but ''several hundred times'' their size, such as adult hadrosaurs or even sauropods. This paleo-meme may have originated from John Ostrom's description of ''Deinonychus'' as a big-game hunter, using its claws to slash at its prey, but it is now known that its claws did not have the sharp lower edges required for this purpose. Instead, the more advanced dromaeosaurs would have used the hooked claws as [[http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0028964 piercing implements,]] hooking onto moderately sized targets such as juvenile iguanodontians or small ceratopsians, and skewering their vitals (the ''Velociraptor'' vs. ''Protoceratops'' fossil, for example, shows that the raptor's killing claw is embedded in the ceratopsian's throat, where the jugular would be IRL). Furthermore, many other deinonychosaurs (such as troodonts and basal dromaeosaurids) likely [[FragileSpeedster specialized in small prey]], not large ones. (Check out how comparatively [[http://shartman.deviantart.com/art/Wounding-Tooth-200043202 small]] those teeth and claws are in ''Troodon''.) The often invoked predator-prey relation between ''Deinonychus'' (3.4 meters long) and ''Tenontosaurus'' (6 to 8 meters long) is not [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenontosaurus#Predators as set in stone]] as commonly presented either.
* [[FeatherFingers Overly useful hands.]] Many deinonychosaurs had long arms and big hands, and it is therefore tempting to think that they were actually ''used'' like human hands. It is not uncommon to see deinonychosaurs (again, especially ''Troodon'') shown with opposable thumbs, even though the only deinonychosaur that has so far been biomechanically demonstrated to have had opposable thumbs is ''Bambiraptor'', so most deinonychosaurs could only hold objects two-handed (or clutched them towards the chest). In reality, long as their arms were, deinonychosaurs couldn't reach further with their hands than they could with their mouths, and the large feathers known to have been present on the arms and hands of deinonychosaurs would have prevented their use in picking up food from the ground or digging (known traces of digging deinonychosaurs show they dug with their feet, as modern ground birds do). The hand claws were useful as grappling hooks and for holding food that couldn't be eaten in one gulp, but they likely weren't as dexterous as often portrayed.
* Pseudobeaks. In the same vein as the previous, another common way artists attempt to make their deinonychosaurs more birdlike is to add a beak-like sheath on the snout of deinonychosaurs. In fact, we know that deinonychosaurs actually had feathers covering most of the snout, and as they had a full complement of teeth, they didn't really need a beak as well. (Even in prehistoric birds with both beaks and teeth, the beak [[http://dinogoss.blogspot.com/2011/04/youre-doing-it-wrong-birds-with-teeth.html doesn't occupy the same space as the teeth]].) Deinonychosaurs that preserve facial integument show a featherless region at the very tip of the snout, but even then there's no evidence for a keratinous sheath there.
* Killing by disembowelment. The claw is often depicted being used like a blade, slashing the soft underbelly of prey. While this seems initially plausible, the deinonychosaurs' legs are not flexible enough for the task and the "killing claw" is built incorrectly for slashing, since it's curved and lacks an edge. [[CaptainObvious It's also highly dangerous to attack a large prey animal]] ''[[CaptainObvious by getting under it]]''. The most likely theory is that the raptors used their claw like daggers, stabbing weak points like the jugular to kill larger game.
* Inaccurate family life. Possibly due to extrapolation from modern predatory birds, it is popular to portray dromaeosaurids as living in mated pairs feeding their young and sometimes nesting in trees. However, young deinonychosaurs were capable of running around after hatching, so it's not unlikely that they hunted at least some of their food on their own instead of being fed. Although deinonychosaurs (especially the smaller ones) may have climbed trees, ground nesting appears to be basal among birds, even flying ones[[note]]Even basal birds that ''have'' evolved tree nesting, such as wood ducks, tend to nest in tree hollows instead of building a nest in the branches.[[/note]], so deinonychosaurs probably mostly nested on the ground as well (and, indeed, are known to have done so).
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTSwASZ6Iss&feature=related This]] Gatorade commercial from the 90s featuring velociraptors from ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' taking on Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors... in a basketball game.
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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* The opening scene of ''YouAreUmasou'' had a pack of ''Troodon'' raiding the ''Maiasaura'' nests. While the ''Troodon'' were correctly depicted with feathers, they lack the killing claws on their feet. Although to be fair, none of the dinosaurs in the movie look realistic.
** In a later scene, Heart chases a pair of red dromaeosaurs during his frantic search for Umasou. Both dromaeosaurs have scutes on their backs similar to the film's ''Tyrannosaurus'' and what ''could'' be a coat of fuzz.
* The manga of ''{{Gantz}}'' featured aliens taking the form of raptors (with feathers, thankfully) pretending to be display models in a museum.
* ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'' had feathered ''Velociraptor'' (without wings or a tail fan, though), ''Deinonychus'' with only a crest and thin coating of fuzz, and a scaly ''Utahraptor''. It also had a deinonychosaurian ''Megaraptor'', [[ScienceMarchesOn though this was disputed in 2003]].
** The Japanese website has a ''Troodon'' with feather coating (but no wings or a tail fan).
* DinosaurHour actually used ''Velociraptor'' in a chapter about feathered dinosaurs, which was about 2 ''Protoceratops'' discussing about the appearance of a "feathered ''Velociraptor''". They sketch a ''Velociraptor'' and try to add plumage to it, and it ends up looking so ridiculous that they find it amusing. The ''Velociraptor'' is later revealed to have... rather interesting feathering: [[spoiler: it looked like it stuffed its head and torso into 2 giant puffballs, making it look like a cartoonish duckling.]]
** Unfortunately, its ''Troodon'', ''Deinonychus'', and ''Utahraptor'' lack feathers. ''Dromaeosaurus'' is scantily feathered.
* ''JuraTripper'' has typical Jurassic Park-styled raptors, although a ''Utahraptor'' with a feather crest appeared in one episode.
* The Kawasaraptor from ''KirbyOfTheStars''.
* Averted in one episode of ''{{Doraemon}}'', which showed an anatomically accurate ''Velociraptor''.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Old Lace from the comic book series ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' is a genetically engineered Deinonychus. Interestingly enough, she looks just like the ''Jurassic Park''-style Velociraptors and has been mistaken for one as well.
* ''Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games'' managed to avert this trope with completely feathered raptors (although a flashback showed them scaly like in the movies).
* ''CalvinAndHobbes'' has Calvin giving a report about overpopulation, which involves a pack of ''Deinonychus'' devouring Susie.
* ''GI Combat: The War That Time Forgot'' actually has [[ShownTheirWork feathered raptors]].
* ''ComicBook/DinosaursVsAliens'' did not shy away from giving their raptors and troodonts feathers. WordOfGod stated that this was not only for accuracy but also to differentiate them from ''Film/JurassicPark'' raptors.
* More recent strips of ''{{BC}}'' features raptors.
* ''Tyrannosaurus Rex'' managed to avert this with [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/photosizer/upload/T-Rexpg17_02.jpg feathered raptors]]. Strangely, the comic has humans and dinosaurs coexisting (although this was only for fantasy).
* Franchise/StarWars gives us the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tiss%27shar Tiss'shar]], who are, for the most part, Jurassic Park raptors, although there are feathered Tiss'shar. It also gives us the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ssi-ruu Ssi-ruu]], though they take more traits from TyrannosaurusRex and [[DinosaursAreDragons dragons, of both the Eastern and Western variety.]]
* Cooper the ''Utahraptor'' from ''The Midas Flesh'' is certainly feathered, but he lacks primaries on his arms.
* ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles: Turtles in Time'' averts this (except the primaries are attached to the wrists).
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* Three episodes of the DiscoveryChannel miniseries ''Series/DinosaurPlanet'' featured "raptors". The first one was about a female ''Velociraptor'' named "White Tip" (due to her white feathers) trying to find a new pack. The second was about a male ''Pyroraptor'' named "Pod" who ends up on an island inhabited by dinosaurs much smaller than he is including a pack of mini troodonts. In a third episode, ''Troodon'' proper shows up. They were commendably portrayed with feathers, but not quite extensively enough (for example, they lacked pennaceous feathers).
* In the SpeculativeDocumentary / parody ''PrehistoricPark'', a ''Troodon'', later named Rascal, causes trouble by attempting to steal the bait truck. [[spoiler: This sets off a chain reaction of accidents in the park, culminating in the climactic T-Rex escape scene.]] This one [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology lacked feathers]]. Another episode also featured the troodont ''Mei'' and the dromaeosaurid ''Microraptor'', the former of which also lacked feathers, and the latter of which suffered some mild AnachronismStew and splayed its legs while gliding, something that has [[ScienceMarchesOn since been debunked]].
** Actually, the ''Troodon'' do have some very light feathers if you look closely.
* WalkingWithDinosaurs had scaly raptors and in one episode, ''Utahraptor'' [[MisplacedWildlife was shown living in Europe]]. ''Velociraptor'', also in need of plumage, turn up in the ''Chased By Dinosaurs'' spinoff, where they're correctly shown as fairly small, though still fairly dangerous.
* ''Series/ClashOfTheDinosaurs'' had feathered ''Deinonychus'', though again not quite extensively feathered enough. Two ''Deinonychus'' also kill a subadult ''Sauroposeidon'' with a few superficial scratches. Its sort-of sequel ''Last Day of the Dinosaurs'' has something similar: two ''Saurornithoides'' (which used the same model as the ''Deinonychus'') kill an adult ''Charonosaurus''. To make things worse, they're referred to as "saurornithoidids" (Troodontidae has been used for the group since 1987).
* ''Series/JurassicFightClub'' featured ''Deinonychus'', ''Dromaeosaurus'', and ''Utahraptor'', all of which either lacked feathers altogether or had only a tiny crest of them.
* ''WesternAnimation/MarchOfTheDinosaurs'' had ''Troodon'' as one of the main characters. They also aren't feathered properly (though they have feathers), but behaviour—wise are mostly plausible.
* ''Series/MonstersResurrected'' briefly featured ''Deinonychus'' in one episode (''sans'' feathers).
* ''TheTruthAboutKillerDinosaurs'' focused on ''Velociraptor'' in one of the two episodes, discussing how ''Velociraptor'' may have used its killing claw in predation. The fact that dromaeosaurids had feathers is given some attention, though ([[OverlyLongGag as usual]]) the feathering given to the animated ''Velociraptor'' isn't entirely accurate.
* ''WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica'' was one of the first documentaries to feature feathered dromaeosaurids. The scientific consultants [[http://dml.cmnh.org/2001Jul/msg00239.html pointed out]] that the feathers should've been more pennaceous, but they reportedly didn't have enough of a budget to do realistic-looking pennaceous feathers.
* ''Series/AnimalArmageddon'' featured half-arsed ''Velociraptor'' with the wrong skull shape and a pair of naked ''Troodon'' that take down a subadult hadrosaur.
* ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' averts this trope with flying colors by having [[ShownTheirWork raptors with clawed wings, male deinonychosaurs sitting on the nests and omnivorous troodontids.]]
* ''PlanetDinosaur'' went both ways by producing some of the most well-feathered dromaeosaurid television reconstructions to date, but the modelers still attached the wing feathers to the wrong finger, and their troodontids are no more than old-fashioned, lizard-like critters outfitted with a ''very'' thin feather coating, and have no wings, nor a tail fan.
** They also made ''Sinornithosaurus'' venomous, which was a theory that was panned some months before it was released (even though they included research that was ''more'' recent than the rebuttal to the venomous ''Sinornithosaurus'' hypothesis).
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Creator/{{Swing 123}}'s ''Triassic Park: Into the Past'' has ''Deinonychus'' as recurring antagonists in the [[AnachronismStew Late Cretaceous]]. They are as usual depicted as very intelligent and speedy (Calvin at one point said they can run 60 to 70 miles) pack-hunters. Interestingly, they are never mentioned having feathers or scaly skin.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8085799/1/Pinkassic-Park Pinkassic Park]]'' has ''Deinonychus'' that attack the main characters after being accidentally freed from their pens, only to be knocked out after attacking Pinkie Pie's pony decoys stuffed with sleeping gas. They are [[ShownTheirWork explicitly stated to have bird-like feathers]], and WordOfGod said they were used because the ''Velociraptor'' from ''JurassicPark'' were actually based on ''Deinonychus'', [[ShownTheirWork which is quite true]].
* Similarly, ''Fanfic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'' has the protagonists regularly do battle against ''Deinonychus'' {{Mooks}}. Most of them are WeaponizedAnimal version of the standardized JP-style "raptors", but one particular antagonist stands out in this case: Velociripper, a genetically modified, sentient specimen who is also weaponized - [[ShownTheirWork and is explicitly stated to have turkey-like, blood-red feathers.]]
* A ''Deinonychus'' christened Sharpclaw by the islanders in ''FanFic/KataangIslandAdventure'' has only an island to claim as his territory, so he contends with the islanders. The leader, Aratak, goes after him because she thinks him responsible for [[spoiler:killing her wife Nanuk and their baby]]. Even Aang and Katara become victims of his attacks, Aang being struck in the back by his tail and Katara getting her shoulder sliced by his claws. But when they find [[spoiler:[[MoralityPet his family]]]], they spare Sharpclaw and take him to the four nations.
** He is also a shout-out to supposed living dinosaurs like Mokele Mbembe.
* ''Fanfic/TheSevenHunters'' follows a relatively accurate portrayal of ''Utahraptor'' in the case of Littlefoot's pack by including feathers and other traits, but uses the inaccurate portrayal from ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' films for other ''Utahraptor''. This discrepancy is eventually explained away by the rainbowfaces.
* ''FanFic/TheWorldOfTheCreatures'' zig zags between the inaccurate media depictions like the raptors from ''Jurassic Park'' and accurate depictions that represent our current understanding of dinosaurs. Seeing as this all takes place in a character's mind, this zig zagging is justified.
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* The third ''TheLandBeforeTime'' movie features JP-style raptors as the main [[CallARabbitASmeerp sharptooth]] opponents.
* Disney's ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' provides a rather... interesting handling of this. The ''Velociraptors'' that attack Aladar and the lemurs just right before they are all rescued by the Herd are the first of their kind to be drawn anatomically correct in film history -- small, weedy, and with properly oriented wrists -- but unfortunately they still don't have feathers. In fact, they may even avert this trope if it weren't for the fact that they were scaly. This may probably have been due to ExecutiveMeddling, since the higher-ups apparently thought it was cheaper and creepier that way, although ScienceMarchesOn may have also seeped in a bit.
* Averted in "The Rite of Spring" segment of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' where no raptors are to be seen anywhere, as they all weren't even discovered at the time of that film's release (''Fantasia'' was released in 1940, the first raptor skeleton wasn't discovered until the 1950s). However, there was an Archaeopteryx that flapped its wings like a bird, real Archaeopteryx cannot flap their wings, and most likely glided.
** The small dinosaur attacking the ''Archaeopteryx'' is a ''Troodon'' according to WordOfGod, but it is depicted with a domed head and horns as at that time [[ScienceMarchesOn it was considered to be a pachycephalosaur]].
* ''SpecklesTheTarbosaurus'' has scaly ''Velociraptor'' with feathers on its head and arms. Its ''Microraptor'' is decently portrayed, however.
* The small carnivorous dinosaurs that attack our heroes in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'' are vaguely reminiscent of raptors, including the killing claws, but they are ''Guanlong,'' a genus of ''[[ArtisticLicensePaleontology primitive tyrannosaur.]]'' In fairness to the movie, there ''ARE'' deinonychosaurs, but the ''Troodons'' ([[AllThereInTheManual identified as such in the game]]) are depicted as [[TheyJustDidntCare naked vegetarians,]] [[ScienceMarchesOn although in reality they would have technically been omnivorous.]]
** And then there's the ''Archaeopteryx'' that was to be fed to the baby ''T. rexes'', whom Sid threw off a cliff expecting it to fly off but dropped like a stone. Kinda TruthInTelevision, although ''Archaeopteryx'' most likely glided.
** The game app ''Ice Age Village'' has a scaly, JurassicPark-styled ''Velociraptor''. ''Pyroraptor'' has feathers, however.
* ''Turok: Son of Stone'' featured ''Velociraptor'' with protofeathers.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', naturally, is the TropeMaker and TropeCodifier. They seem to grow in intelligence with each movie; the original could at least be fooled by [[HallOfMirrors reflective sheet metal]].
** By the end of ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', they have proven to be fully sapient. The only reason they are not as smart as us is because they are smarter. They are even observed to OPEN DOORS! (Not by breaking, they open it like a human normally would.)
** And when they can't, they throw themselves desperately through the window to reach the food!
** The third film gave them some color -- to the male raptors. Somewhat justified, in that the first and second film's raptors were female or changed to males.
** It also gave their adversaries [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology the skull-phlebotinum, the new handy dictionnary for Raptorese]].
* The 2005 remake of ''Film/KingKong'' introduces the ''Venatosaurus'', a fictional genus of dromeosaurid. For starters, they have scaly skin, prognated hands, and slit pupils. They are shown posessing [[LightningBruiser great speed and strength]], and make the examples involving deinonychosaurs bringing down adult hadrosaurs seem plausible, because they are shown [[UpToEleven hunting a large herd of adult sauropods]].
** In the book it's said they give ''live birth'' and are specialized just to kill large dangerous game even the island's tyrannosaurs can't hunt.
* Raptors appear as the antagonists in the found footage film ''Film/{{Tape 407}}''.
* Raptors appear in the appropriately titled ''Film/RaptorRanch,'' though surprisingly have very little screentime compared to the larger meat-eating dinosaurs.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''{{Primeval}}'' features raptors in some episodes, ''Jurassic Park''-styled. All of them have head plumage, in the style of the raptors in ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', they also have quills covering much of their body to show they at least did a little [[ShownTheirWork research]].
** A [[SuperPersistentPredator Super Persistent]], time-traveling, Raptor is even used to deliver some LaserGuidedKarma to one of the {{Big Bad}}s, tracking them through multiple temporal leaps.
** Tree Creepers, a hypothetical climbing dinosaur, resemble muscular, long-armed raptors. Without feathers. Or noticeable killing claws. [[SomewhereAPaleontologistIsCrying Or any other features that might suggest they're raptors and not just giant intelligent monkey-lizards.]]
** Finally, the raptor model was once more reused to be an unnamed Jurassic theropod that swims between islands in search of food. It's not supposed to be a raptor, and the dim lighting, dark coloration of the creature, and camera angles make damn certain that you can't see the sickle claws. Originally the creature was to be a ''Eustreptospondylus'', which [[ShownTheirWork actually did live on islands in the Jurassic]], but a lack of funds meant they couldn't make a new model. Luckily, instead of re-painting the raptor black and calling it ''Eustreptospondylus'', they re-painted it black and referred to it as just a "theropod" (which means it could be virtually any kind of two-legged carnivorous dinosaur).
* In the BBC show ''My Pet Dinosaur'', speculating on human's relationships with dinosaurs had the meteor not hit, had scaly ''Troodon''s as the equivalent of raccoons and foxes.
* ''Series/TerraNova'' gives us the ''Nykoraptors'', a fictional breed of dromaeosaurid said to have 3 rows of incisors. And they have feathers, if you look at them closely. The equally fictional ''Acceraptors'', called [[BewareMyStingerTail "slashers"]] by the characters and not named onscreen, are sometimes thought of as raptors, but lack the toe claws and more closely resemble primitive tyrannosaurs like ''Guanlong'' (see the example from ''Ice Age'' above).
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Dinosaurs On A Spaceship" features "Raptors" that look more like [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} baby Zillas]] than they do actual Velociraptors. In fact, they actually look very much like the raptors from ''Primeval''.
** In fact, they ''are'' the raptors from ''Primeval'' - the animation model was reused. (Potential CrossOver, anyone?)
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' have had raptors in some of their dinosaur-themed series. In every case, they're some form of biomechanical, so don't bother expecting strict accuracy:
** ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' and ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' gave the Rangers velociraptors as steeds (though ''Dino Thunder'' downplayed them in favor of using motorcycles for personal transportation instead).
** In ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', the Green Ranger is Velociraptor-themed, and the entire team can summon sets of twin Deinonychus mechs that combine into motorcycles.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''RaptorRed'', a novel by paleontologist Bob Bakker, is told from the POV of a female ''Utahraptor''. ''Deinonychus'' and troodonts also show up in the story. Speculation aside, the deinonychosaurs are portrayed accurately for their time, but [[ScienceMarchesOn are illustrated without feathers]]. Also, ''Deinonychus'' and ''Utahraptor'' weren't actually contemporaneous, though both lived in North America in the Early Cretaceous.
* The protagonist of ''Literature/AnonymousRex'', Vincent Rubio, actually ''is'' a velociraptor (and a PrivateDetective in modern UsefulNotes/LosAngeles). He describes his hide as green and scaly, claiming that his species allegedly having had feathers, and in fact ''the entire K-T extinction'', are part of an elaborate hoax designed to keep humans in the dark about the continuing survival of the dinosaurs. (He also mentions his ''external'' ears and the very lizardy HealingFactor of a group of ornithomimids, so... yeah.) For the most part, [[TheMasquerade he acts human]], but can jump and fight like a true dino if there's a need for it.
* In ''{{Dinotopia}}'', it is almost a given that some deinonychosaurs crop up from time to time, due to the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Loads And Loads Of Dinosaurs]] in this work. Two examples are Malik the ''Stenonychosaurus'' (today believed to be a synonym of ''Troodon'') and Enit the ''Deinonychus'', who both work in Waterfall City as the Time-Keeper and the Chief Librarian respectively. Both of these are victims of ScienceMarchesOn and lack feathers, which probably explains why they don't show up in the fourth book (which is ''filled'' with feathered depictions of deinonychosaurs and other dinosaurs, including [[spoiler:Emperor Hugo Khan the ''Microraptor'']]).
* Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Literature/{{Evolution}}'' has a scaly ''Deinonychus'' [[AnachronismStew in the end of the Cretaceous Period]] that appears to be cold-blooded, despite the fact that [[CriticalResearchFailure this is the very dinosaur that sparked the idea dinosaurs were warm-blooded]]. Fortunately, its ''Troodon'' and ''Velociraptor'' are feathered.
* The 2010 National Geographic book ''The Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever'' is a mixed bag, ranging from the dated but otherwise good (''Microraptor'') to the otherwise decent ones lacking primaries (''Buitreraptor'') to those lacking wing feathers altogether (''Troodon'', ''Velociraptor'' & ''Deinonychus'') to the completely naked ones (''Utahraptor''). To make things worse, it uses Dromaeosauridae to encompass every coelurosaur that isn't a tyrannosauroid, ornithomimosaur, therizinosaur or bird (and some non-coelurosaurs, such as the carnosaur ''Xuanhanosaurus'', the chimeric archosaur "Protoavis" and the ankylosaur ''Struthiosaurus'').
* ''Z. Raptor'' has genetically-enhanced ''Velociraptor'' and ''Utahraptor''. Both are sparsely-feathered and the latter spits acid (due to DNA splicing).
* ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' has a deinonychus pack with an extremely structured social hierarchy and set of mores. They even punish members they think have withheld food from the group. One of them also learns how to make fire and [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude many other things]] by watching a human do it. They're scaly, highly dextrous, fast, and can take huge prey.
* ''Velociraptor'' are recurring villains in the ''Astrosaurs'' series. Not only they are scaly and oversized as usual but have forked tongues, which aren't even an archosaur trait. However, the books try to justify this as evolution in space over 65 million years.
* ''Dinosaurology'' (a 2013 installment in Dugald Steer's ''Dragonology'' series) featured feathered ''Deinonychus'' (not feathered enough, though) that bring down a juvenile ''Brachiosaurus'' and more accurately feathered ''Velociraptor'' frightening a herd of hadrosaurs. The events of the book is set in 1907, and yet ''Velociraptor'', discovered in 1924, was able to be identified. Interestingly, the equally identical ''Deinonychus'' is treated as a creature unlike any other. However, the book somewhat HandWaved these inaccuracies in that it is supposed to be the facsimile of a traveler's journal.
** The venomous ''Sinornithosaurus'' speculation was also brought up, but this was just treated as a hypothesis as only the tooth of the animal was featured.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Absolutely parodied with {{Mortasheen}}'s [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/bucbuclaw.htm Bucbuclaw]], an ugly chicken-looking thing, whose main attack involves [[NauseaFuel parasitic poop-eggs.]]
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', there are raptor-like creatures called Cold Ones. The Dark Elves and Lizardmen tame them and use them as mounts for knights and riders. In the case of the former faction, they also use them to pull chariots. Elves in the ''Warhammer'' universe are generally supremely {{Badass}} like that.
* MagicTheGathering: [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5562 Shivan Raptor]].
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[[folder:Toys]]
* The ''DinoRiders'' toy line had not one, but two different sets with a ''Deinonychus''. Until the introduction of a Rulon ''Quetzalcoatlus'', it was therefore the only species that was ridden both by the heroes and the bad guys.
* The ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' toy line had a dozen different variations of the franchise's "trademark" dinosaur, the Velociraptor, ranging from simple repaints to completely different molds. Oh, and two Utahraptors. And three mutant raptors (from the Chaos Effect toyline, whcih featured mutant dinosaurs and ugly recolours of existing toys) - one a mix between it and an Archaeopteryx that, in flavor text, ambushed from the sky, the second a dark-blue recolor of previous velociraptors, stated to be faster, more active, smarter, and extremely sadistic, and a cross between Parasaurolophus and Deinonychus, who would chase prey into waters to tire/drown them.
** Interestingly, some of the raptors have their hands set up correctly (palms inwards), while others have their palms facing down.
* There was a Meanie (Gross-out parodies of Toys/BeanieBabies) named [[StockDinosaurs Veloci]]''[[{{Squick}} crapper]]''.
* Dinobot from the ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' line of ''{{Transformers}}'' toys, as well as his various repaints and retools. Hailing from the '90s, he was naturally a scaly, very robust looking ''Velociraptor'', who strangely had six toes on each feet. In the animated show, he had only three (four would have been correct), and an incredibly bendy tail -- [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he was really a robot. In the 2008 Universe 2.0 toy-line, he received a new mold, up to modern engineering standards but sadly not to modern dino-science: instead, they went for a more [[ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy show-accurate]] look, and gave the toy a wavy tail where the original had a stiff one.
** Grimlock form the comics was a step in the right direction: though his toy form was just a recolored, scaly Dinobot, he was illustrated with a thin covering of fuzz.
** Archadis and Airraptor (basically same toy, but different characters) turn into the classic, green-blue colored lizard-headed ''Archaeopteryx'' with hands that look glued onto their wings.
* Two of the {{LEGO}} ''Dino'' sets have a giant, ''JP''-styled, striped raptor.
** The twin LEGO-lines [[LEGODinoAttack ''Dino Attack'' and ''Dino 2010'']] also had a figure called "raptor", but it was more like a random, generic theropod dinosaur with horns and a tailfin, in keeping with the mutant theme of the set-line.
*** In the same line, there were the "Mutant Lizards" which were rather raptor-like in appearance, and were the same size as most raptors in pop culture.
* The Cuddlekins (a line of plush animals made by the company Wild Republic) has both a Velociraptor and Utahraptor plush. On the one hand, both toys have accurate (at the time the toys were made) information on each of the dinosaurs, look fairly realistic (for plush toys), and have feathered bodies. On the other hand, the Utahraptor plush isn't quite as "fluffy" as the Velociraptor and both plush have their hands facing downwards (something that's impossible for real-life Dromaeosaurs).
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* The ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' licensed games capitalize heavily on the raptors' appeal. The raptor is a playable character in both SegaGenesis games, with Dr. Grant serving as the main antagonist, and ''The Lost World'''s 3d platformer also had a raptor as one of the playable characters.
* ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' had ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' style "Raptors", which disappointingly served as low-level [[TheGoomba goomba]]s.
** And for its next trick, it had {{Super Persistent Predator}}y... Therizinosaurs. (To be fair, that particular group of animals was very poorly understood at the time. For Therizinosaurus itself, all we had were a pair of terrifyingly huge claws -- it has since turned out that their owner looked less like a giant murderbeast and more like Big Bird.)
* ''VideoGame/SecretOfEvermore'' opens with a HeadsIWinTailsYouLose battle against a pair of raptors. These foes tend to pounce forward with their clawed feet extended, making them an annoyance even into the late phase of the game. In the final dungeon, you confront robotic versions.
* The game ''[[http://raptorsafari.com/ Off-Road Velociraptor Safari!]]'' is a work that features Velociraptors with feathers for once, if only because [[RefugeInAudacity raptors getting hit by a car driven by a velociraptor wearing a pith helmet]] [[RuleOfCool looks cooler]] with PerpetualMolt.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has Archen and Archeops, who appear to based on deinonychosaurs/archaeopterygids and are (thankfully) covered in feathers. They lack the killing claws on their feet, however...
** Grovyle and Sceptile, the evolutions of the 3rd gen Grass starter Treeko, have some raptor elements to them, such as inward-facing hands and leaves as "feathers". While they may be inaccurate, the line is mostly based on lizards.
* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' features Necromorphs called Stalkers, whose shape, mannerisms, attack patterns, and vocalizations are clearly influenced by ''JP''-style raptors. In a ShoutOut, the console version features a trophy/achievement (earned by surviving the first encounter with them) called "Clever Girls".
* The ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series started with the Velociprey type enemies, which were actually more Velociraptor sized, but it turns out they were just immature versions. The larger Velocidrome Alphas were the first "large" monster most players fought. ''Tri'' replaced these with the Jaggi family, which lacked the "beak" of the Prey/Drome family.
* ''PrimalCarnage'' has typical scaly raptors, though the developers actually un-pronated their hands.
** Averted with their PreOrderBonus, a fully-feathered raptor.
** Double-averted in that their raptors are an invented species called "novaraptors," in order not to trample over genuine depictions of deinonychosaurs.
** Feathered, beaked DLC skins for the raptor are now available, though explicitly called oviraptors.
* {{Nanosaur}} has you playing as one. With a jetpack and a blaster than can fire lasers, missiles, and nukes.
* ''FossilFighters'' has several vivosaurs revived from fossils of deinonychosaurs like ''Velociraptor'' (V-Raptor), ''Bradycneme'' (Breme), ''Troodon'' (Tro), etc that play this trope straight. To be fair, none of the vivosaurs are realistic.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'', raptors are common enemies.
* There is a video game released in Japan called ''DinosaurHunting'', and it has deinonychosaurs actually cloaked in feathers! And it was made in 2003! This game would be an aversion if they hadn't made ''Velociraptor'' too big, along with an albino big as a ''Utahraptor''.
* Raptors were enemies in ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' 1, 3, and [[VideoGame/TombRaiderAnniversary Anniversary]].
* ''SixtyFiveMillionAndOneBC'' has (once again) Jurassic Park styled velociraptors. However, the reason why they are scaly was because feathers made it difficult for the sprites to animate. The game did, however, have a white raptor with a red crest of feathers.
* Raptors are a fairly common creature in ''GuildWars2''. They're covered in feathers and some are designed to resemble modern day bird species like eagles and vultures.
* Fangy from ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' is supposed to be a raptor, but he looks more like a generic tyrannosaurid in that he has 2-fingered hands and no killing claws on his feet. He was, however, given the footclaws in ''Live and Reloaded''.
* {{VideoGame/Tekken}} 2 features Alex, a ''kickboxing velociraptor''. He's scaly, but that's the least of his problems. He stands up straight, resembling the classic theropod tripod pose, and has long, powerful arms with boxing gloves on the end. His strange posture comes from the fact that he's basically a PalletSwap of Roger, a BoxingKangaroo. And he's ''awesome''. Could be justified in that he's genetically engineered.
* Scaly raptors are [[http://www.wowhead.com/npcs=1?filter=fa=11#0+2+1 fairly common]] in ''WorldOfWarcraft''. They are particularly heavily associated with trolls, especially the playable Darkspear tribe, who use them as [[HorseOfADifferentColor mounts]] and hunting companions (troll hunters start with a raptor pet). Among their pantheon of loa spirits, the Darkspear seem to follow Gonk the Hunter, who takes the form of a raptor, most closely.
* The Chult sections of the ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' expansion ''[[NeverwinterNights2/StormOfZehir Storm of Zehir]]'' have deinoychuses and megaraptors as possible encounters.
* ''ClubPenguin'' has a feathered dromaeosaurid as a new dinosaur transformation for Prehistoric Party 2014.
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* [[MemeticMutation Philosoraptor]]: [[http://www.makemymood.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/philosaptor-30.jpg Seen here]] getting all chemistry nerdy.
* Blog/TheTyrannosaurChronicles: Subverted by a naked ''Deinonychus'' character, who is said to have shaved all her feathers off in order to [[ShoutOut star in]] ''Franchise/JurassicPark''. The other deinonychosaurs are portrayed with feathers, though mostly not pennaceous ones, probably due to massive work load. More properly feathered deinonychosaurs have been shown to be in the works, but the SeriesHiatus on this project has prevented them from yet making an appearance in the story.
* SpecWorld: More or less completely averted, a little bit of ScienceMarchesOn aside[[note]]Most acutely, some of Spec's dromaeosaurids being descended from ''Megaraptor'', now known to have been a carnosaur rather than a giant dromaeosaurid[[/note]], to the point that the creators decided to kill off nearly all troodonts as a stealth TakeThat to humanoid dinosauroids (and indeed, no dinosauroids at all are allowed for the project).
** Among the different kinds of dromaeosaur families that ''DO'' appear, only three are labeled as "raptors" per se. Other families include mattiraptors, hesperonychids, draks, [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninjas]], and arbros.
* [[http://deinonychosauria.deviantart.com/ These]] [[http://feathernazis.deviantart.com/ two]] DeviantArt groups were created specifically to avert this trope.
* Massively averted by AskAVelociraptor, much to the delight of dinosaur enthusiasts.
* Averted with quite bird-like raptors in the ''WebAnimation/ReverseJurassicPark'' AKA ''Quaternary Park'' videos, which are spoofs of key scenes of the first JP movie. In fact, paleontologist Thomas Holtz has deemed these the most anatomically accurate animated ''Velociraptor'' ''ever''.
* One short HappyTreeFriends smoochie focusing on Disco Bear had him being shredded apart by a raptor after being stomped by a T. rex as one of his many deaths.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Referenced numerous times in ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', [[http://xkcd.com/87/ like here]].
** They also apparently ''[[BerserkButton really]]'' hate [[http://xkcd.com/292/ badly-written code]].
** Also this little gem: [[http://xkcd.com/758/ Raptor Fences]].
** [[ShownTheirWork Averted]] in this one: [[http://xkcd.com/1104/ Feathers]]
* [[SpeciesSurname Utahraptor]] from ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics''.
** By the way, if you want to see Utahraptor (and his two theropod friends) portrayed in a [[TitleDrop more historically accurate]] way (meaning feathered), just type in ''&butiwouldratherbereading=somethingmorehistoricallyaccurate'' behind the html-adress of a ''qwantz''-comic of your choice, [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1&butiwouldratherbereading=somethingmorehistoricallyaccurate like this for example]]. Or check out [[DresdenCodak Aaron Diaz']] awesome [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=996 guest comic]]!
* Yoshi from ''[[WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Dr McNinja]]'' is a "classic" ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' Velociraptor (unfeathered, Deinonychus-sized). The authors admit that they do care more for RuleOfCool rather than scientific accuracy.
* Marvin, Libby's [[CoolPet pet dinosaur]] from Webcomic/BloodyUrban is a partial aversion- he's only about as big as a medium-sized dog with feathery tufts on his head and tail.
* Some of the earlier pages in ''Webcomic/DawnOfTime'' (intentionally) depict ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' style dromaeosaurids. However, a feathered ''Velociraptor'' ''does'' show up in a flashback later on, and the dinosauroids that also feature in one of the story arcs refreshingly avert the "LizardFolk dinosauroid" trope.
* Skull and the Eumaniraptor Trio from {{Raptormaniacs}} avert this.
* ParryAndCarney averts this, in spite of some of its deinonychosaurs having been drawn in 2005!
* Averted and lampshaded in this ''SandraAndWoo'' [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/02/28/0459-velociraptor/ comic]].
* {{Nuzlocke Comics}} parody this trope with Scythers.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The ''LandBeforeTime'' television series had a pair of [[ThoseTwoBadGuys villainous Velociraptors]] named Screech and Thud who were often seen with the BigBad Redclaw.
* The villain of ''DinoSquad'' is a humanoid ''Velociraptor'' named Victor Veloci. Curiously, the mentor figure of the titular Squad is also a velociraptor-person.
* Averted by the ''Velociraptor'', ''Archaeopteryx'', and ''Microraptor'' in ''DinosaurTrain'' (ScienceMarchesOn for the coloration of the latter two). The ''Troodon'', ''Utahraptor'' (which initially even gets mispronunced as "Ultraraptor"), and ''Deinonychus really'' lack plumage, however.
* In an episode of the French animated {{Edutainment}} show ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponATime'', the characters watch as a group of '80-styled, kangaroo-''Deinonychus'' attack a large Sauropod dinosaur. What makes them so "kangaroo" is that not only are they shown standing fully erect, they move around by hopping. Raptors can hardly get more retro than this!
* The ''Velociraptor'' that gets locked into Jimmy's closet in a ''JimmyNeutron'' episode is the standard ''JP''-styled fare.
* In ''ExtremeDinosaurs'', three anthropomorphic raptors are the main villains. Even before being transformed, they are much larger than real ''Velociraptors'' and don't have feathers (although feathers were unknown at the time the show was made).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'' may or may not have one deinonychosaur with [[ADogNamedDog Teryx]] the ''Archaeopteryx'', depending on the issue if her genus belongs into this clade or not. (See the paragraph in the introduction.) On the villains' side, Princess Dei, Genghis Rex's sister, is another example. She is featherless, besides the issue of her being a ''Deinonychus'' and him being a TyrannosaurusRex.
** The fact that she's featherless is a case of ScienceMarchesOn, as the show was made in the 1980s.
* ''I'm a Dinosaur'' had a very sparsely feathered ''Velociraptor'' with too broad a skull, a ''Troodon'' that might as well be a ''Coelophysis'' (yeah, have fun in the Arctic without feathers), a decently-feathered ''Sinornithoides'' that [[NoPronunciationGuide can't pronounce its own name]][[note]] Actually sine-OR-nih-THOY-deez, suh-NOR-nith-oyds in the show[[/note]] and a deinonychosaurian ''Megaraptor'' (which wasn't even considered a coelurosaur, let alone a deinonychosaur, at the time).
* ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' episode "The Busasaurus" featured a ''Troodon'' pack. Amusingly, they're sized accurately if you pay close attention, but they sort of tried to hide this using ForcedPerspective. Being outright inaccurate wouldn't do on a science show, after all. They're also scaled, but [[ScienceMarchesOn the episode is from 1995]].
* One episode of AceVentura Pet Detective TheAnimatedSeries had the eponymous detective go into a cage inhabited by a velociraptor the size of a small bear.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooLegendOfThePhantosaur'' REALLY messes up ''Velociraptor'' by not only using the classic ''Jurassic Park'' design, but also giving them [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology HORNS]]. Then again, they turned out to be yet another ScoobyDooHoax but still.
** Then again, the perpetrator apparently found the ''Velociraptor'' costumes in a ''museum''.
* An episode of ''IAmWeasel'' has the Red Guy as a cavewoman try to woo Weasel by offering him a velociraptor pie. [[HilarityEnsues A live velociraptor then pops out of the pie and mauls "her"]].
* The two villains of ''Kung Fu Dino Posse'', Skor and Skrap, are called "raptors", but they don't look like real dinosaurs in any way. They don't have feathers and they have frills like the ''Dilophosaurus'' in ''JurassicPark'' and head quills similar to the ''Velociraptor'' from the third ''Jurassic Park'' film.
* The ''{{WesternAnimation/Simpsons}}'' episode "The Days of Future Future" featured ''Utahraptor'' with feathery tufts on their heads, necks, and arms.
* The ''GoDiegoGo'' special "The Great Dinosaur Rescue" featured ''Troodon'' with only a coating of fuzz (no wings or a tail fan).
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* A six-eyed, cave-dwelling spider was given the name ''Trogloraptor'' due to its distinctive sickle-shaped claws.
** This sounds relatively tame compared to ''Tyrannobdella rex'' a parasitic leech named after ''T. rex''.
* The NBA UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} team the UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}} Raptors' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Toronto_Raptors.svg imagery]] is directly inspired by the ''Jurassic Park'' craze of the mid-90's, as the team was founded in 1995 during the NBA's expansion into Canada.
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