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->''"''Tyrannosaurus'' is [[BadassBoast the most superb carnivorous mechanism among the terrestrial Vertebrata]], in which [[LightningBruiser raptorial power and speed are combined]]."''
-->-- '''Henry Fairfield Osborn''' ({{Trope Namer|s}})

As noted in StockDinosaurs, ''T. rex'' is by far the most common dinosaur that appears in fiction. While it may not have been the biggest carnivorous dinosaur ever, it was probably among the most powerful and dangerous. It is certainly the most famous, mainly because it looks {{Badass}}, and is also the ''only'' dinosaur popularly known for the whole scientific name (genus ''Tyrannosaurus'', species ''rex'') instead of just the first term.

In fiction, ''T. rex'', like all dinosaurs, seems to [[KillAllHumans really like the taste of humans]], despite the fact that we're fricking tiny compared to it (imagine passing on a turkey dinner to run a mile for Chicken [=McNuggets=]). Expect to see ''T. rex'' [[RoarBeforeBeating roaring constantly]] and [[BadVibrations shaking the earth with every step]] as well as always active and on the prowl, never stopping to rest in order to conserve its energy. RuleOfCool always wins, but in RealLife predators will tread softly and shut up while hunting; otherwise [[FridgeLogic how would they ambush their prey with success]]?[[note]] Palaeontologists now seem to think that ''Tyrannosaurus'' and other large theropods may not have roared at all and probably made hissing and growling sounds like crocodiles.[[/note]] It is also usually implied to be male, perhaps because ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' means "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Tyrant Lizard King]]". Some scientists have suggested the females were larger; though this is plausible, solid scientific evidence for this hypothesis is not as strong as it used to be.

In earlier fiction especially, ''all'' carnivorous dinosaurs on the bigger-than-a-human side tend to be confused with ''T. rex'', and ''T. rex'' itself will sometimes be depicted with non-tyrannosaur features, such as three fingered hands (tyrannosaurs only have two). Sometimes the authors will dismiss ''T. rex'' as "cliché" and use another large theropod as their DesignatedVillain. The attempt to be anti-cliché will usually be self-defeating, as the other theropod will tend to be used in such an inaccurate, Pseudo-Rex fashion that they might as well have just used the obligatory ''T. rex'' anyway. This tends to happen to poor ''[[StockDinosaurs Allosaurus]]'' most often, despite that fact that they really don't look that much like ''T. rex'', aren't that closely related, and aren't nearly as large. Fortunately, as new fossil evidence helps us straighten out how the various Theropods are related, this is becoming a lost subtrope. (See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theropoda that other Wiki]] for more information about this.)

In older fiction, tyrannosaurs and many other bipedal dinosaurs were typically portrayed in an upright "tripod stance" like a kangaroo (pretty much the only bipedal animal with a long tail early paleoartists could use as a model; see Franchise/{{Godzilla}}). ScienceMarchesOn, however, and by the '70s, it was generally agreed by the paleontological community that dinosaurs did not drag their tails. However, it wasn't until ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' came along in 1993 that this view managed to filter into pop culture: just the scene of a group of humans in a jeep being chased by a ''T. rex'' with that proper anatomic structure, and looking like she had a real chance of catching them, was enough to lock it in the public imagination. Even then, newer works still sneak in the tripod stance every so often, usually by showing ''T. rex'' in a "triumphant" pose that resembles the stance.

Its puny arms are a staple of ridicule. Very often they are thought of as useless, scrawny, and weak. Part of this is practicality; large arms would have gotten in the way of the ''T. rex'''s bite. Additionally, in spite of their size the arm bones show signs of large muscle attachment and thus, they were very strong and capable of lifting a ton. Because of this, ''T. rex'' might have used them to hold onto struggling prey while it dispatched it with its jaws. Also, as with all theropods, its hands are almost always depicted as pronated, when this is now considered impossible in real life. They are supposed to face each other, like a person about to clap.

If a work of fiction involves TimeTravel, the probability of a ''T. rex'' appearing is directly proportional to the number of episodes. If the characters time-travel once in a series, they will either end up in a hilariously inaccurate version of the late Cretaceous and meet a ''T. rex'' or a hilariously inaccurate version of the old west -- where they may meet a ''T. rex'' anyway. Likewise, a machine that merely pulls things out of the past, or other dimensions, seemingly has a 90% chance of grabbing a ''T. rex''. If the work of fiction supposedly ''doesn't'' involve TimeTravel, there's a good chance of the ''T. rex'' nevertheless [[AnachronismStew encountering critters from wildly different eras]], such as ''Stegosaurus'', which predates ''T. rex'' by a good 10 million years ''longer'' than ''T. rex'' predates us.

'''Note''' -- While we're here, a word about spelling, punctuation, and TaxonomicTermConfusion: the correct way to refer to the species is ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' or ''T. rex'' -- upper-case T, lower-case r, period after the T in the abbreviated version. And italicized. Not "T Rex", "T-Rex", "t-rex" and so on.

Also, there was far more than one kind of "tyrannosaur". The word "tyrannosaur" can be used to describe various relatives of ''T. rex'' belonging to the superfamily [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrannosauroidea Tyrannosauroids]]. It turns out this group included members both large and powerful like the almost-identical Asian ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLife Tarbosaurus]]'' and the smaller North American ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLife Albertosaurus]]'' , ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLife Daspletosaurus]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLife Gorgosaurus]]''. Earlier members were small and quick, such as ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLife Eotyrannus]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLife Guanlong]]''.

Another important note: ''T. rex'' lived only in what is now central North America (ranging from about Alberta to Texas), so don't expect your time traveler to [[YouFailGeographyForever bump into them]] if they take off from anywhere else in the world ([[TimeAndRelativeDimensionsInSpace unless it's one of those time machines that can go to a different location]]). This is partly due to ScienceMarchesOn - specifically, the Asian ''Tarbosaurus'' was long suggested to be a species of ''Tyrannosaurus''.

In addition, ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' should never be confused for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._rex_%28disambiguation%29 another]] '' [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8623332.stm T. rex.]]''
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* [[YouTubePoop Tyrannosaurus Alan]].
* What better animal to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_The_Dinosaur teach your kids to take better care of their teeth]]?
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The villains in ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'' mainly use a ''T. rex'' for fighting. [[FridgeBrilliance The word "King" isn't there for nothing]].
* A rather scary-looking ''Tyrannosaurus'' is the main antagonist in ''Anime/DaikyouryuNoJidai''
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', former Rear Admiral [[DefectorFromDecadence X. Drake]] of [[FutureBadass The Eleven Supernovas]] has eaten a Ancient Zoan type [[TouchedByVorlons Devil's Fruit]] that turns him into this. His form is smaller than a real one, but like other Zoans, he has a yet-to-be seen half-man, half-''T. rex'' form, and can bite through a MechaMook whose head is harder than steel.
* A large number of Dinosaur-type monsters, especially the more powerful ones, in the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game are based on ''T. rex''. The menacing looking Black Tyranno, the inaptly named Ultimate Tyranno whose effect could backfire, Super Conducter Tyranno, who currently holds the title of the most powerful monster that can be normal summoned, and finally, Tyranno Infinity, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill whose effect can make him the most powerful monster in the game]].
* While the ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}'' franchise has mecha based off all sorts of animals, one of the most common appears to be ''Tyrannosaurus rex''. Many of them are completely fantastic and bear no resemblance to the real animal (even accounting for their being huge robots), but even then they are supposedly "Tyrannosaurus-types". Oddly enough, several Zoids that aren't Tyrannosaurus-types, such as Deadborder, Gravity Saurer and Gojulas Giga are often mistakenly identified as Tyrannosauruses, both in English and Japanese (and, for the record, are ''Tarbosaurus'', ''Suchomimus'' and ''Giganotosaurus'', respectively).
* The ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise really loves loves ''T. rex'', specifically ones that [[DinosaursAreDragons breathe fire]]:
** [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Agumon, Greymon]], [[Anime/DigimonSavers GeoGreymon]], [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Tyrannomon, DarkTyrannomon]], [[Anime/DigimonTamers Guilmon, Growlmon]] and [[AllThereInTheManual Dinorexmon]] are all permutations of the concept of the ''T. rex''. Special mention goes to [[Anime/DigimonAdventure MetalGreymon]], a ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot missile-launching flying cyborg T. rex]]'', and similarly to [[Anime/DigimonTamers MegaloGrowlmon]] and [[Anime/DigimonSavers RizeGreymon]], who follow the same vein.
** Tyrannomon also has a Metal evolution, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin MetalTyrannomon]], but the special prize goes to the Tyrannomon's line fully-evolved form: [[BigBad the Dark Master Mugendramon]], a gargantuan robotic tyrannosaurus built with quite possibly every weapon imaginable. There are also anthropomorphic armoured tyrannosaur warriors ([[Anime/DigimonAdventure WarGreymon]], [[Manga/DigimonNext VictoryGreymon]], [[Anime/DigimonSavers ShineGreymon]]). Digimon really, ''really'', loves the rex.
** They also have Allomon, which really does look like an ''Allosaurus'' (apart from the Native American chief getup).
* The title character from ''Manga/{{Gon}}'' is one.
** The video game adaptation has him fighting a full-grown ''Tyrannosaurus''.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', the overly elaborate SchoolFestival includes a full-size ''T. rex'' robot built by the engineering club, apparently because "[[RuleOfCool why the hell not?]]" It was so realistic that Negi briefly thought it was real.
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''
** The 2006 movie has a ''T. rex'' attack the main heroes and a herd of ''Alamosaurus'', only to be tamed by Doraemon with some Momotaro-esque dangoes. Later, the same ''T. rex'' returns and the main heroes use it to defeat some [[EvilPoacher dinosaur hunters]], and in a TakeThat to ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', it defeats their pet ''Spinosaurus''.
** ''T. rex'' also appeared in other ''Doraemon'' works, namely ones about dinosaurs.
* Pretty much the first species encountered in ''Anime/JuraTripper''.
* One episode of ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' had a resurrected ''Tyrannosaurus'' that does tricks [[AllAnimalsAreDogs like a dog]]. That is, [[OhCrap until the mind control device attached to its head comes off...]]
* ''Bouken Tyranno-san'' is about a ''T. rex'' named Ralph who was killed during the K-T Extinction and was reincarnated in the body of a teenaged girl named Kana.
* ''Dinosaur Hour!'' has a ''Tyrannosaurus'' that sits around looking confused and with its mouth agape... until two recurring ''Protoceratops'' characters come near it.
* [[ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]: A ''Tyrannosaurus'' '''skeleton''', powered by magnetism, makes an appearance in ''The Skeleton Curse''.
* [[Anime/CardfightVanguard Cardfight!! Vanguard]] has the clan Tachikaze, an entire clan based on cyborg dinosaurs, has several units based on the T. Rex, namely [[http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Tyrant,_Deathrex Tyrant, Deathrex]] (which fans nicknamed MetalGreymon), [[http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Chaos_Dragon_Dinochaos Chaos Dragon, Dinochaos]], [[http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Ravenous_Dragon,_Megarex Ravenous Dragon Megarex]], [[http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Destruction_Dragon,_Dark_Rex Destruction Dragon, Dark Rex]], [[http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Ravenous_Dragon,_Battlerex Ravenous Dragon, Battlerex]], [[http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Ancient_Dragon,_Baby_Rex Ancient Dragon, Baby Rex]] (a good example of "If you hurt the child, the parent will not be far away."), and finally [[http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Ancient_Dragon,_Tyrannolegend Ancient Dragon, Tyrannolegend]].
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''
** ''T. rex'''s {{Badass}} status is parodied with their joke set card [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=74235 Old Fogey]].
** But in a "serious" set, they have [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Imperiosaur Imperiosaur]], who is an obvious {{Expy}} of the ''T. rex'', down to the name.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/{{Batman}} has a giant animatronic ''T. rex'' in the Batcave, a souvenir from one of his earliest adventures. ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' reveals that he calls it "Fido". In the same story, he gets it to stomp on some attacking [[EliteMooks Talons]] to buy himself some time.
-->''Activate Fido.''
* The OldManLogan arc of ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' features a ''Tyrannosaurus''. Which was infected by [[Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} Venom]].
* The humorous TheDCU character [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Bummer Major Bummer]] features a Nazi dinosaur from a parallel universe named "[[http://sadpanda.us/images/153656-QXMDTP8.jpg Tyrannosaurus Reich]]".
* ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' has rich people riding "tame" (and anatomically inaccurate) ''T. rex''es across Mars hunting poor people. Said ''T. rex''es were sourced by time travellers who went back to hunt dinosaurs for their "flesh".
* ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'': Horacio, a '''vegetarian''' ''T. rex'' created by Brazilian artist Maurício de Sousa (who is basically his AuthorAvatar, being the only of Mauricio's characters that continues to be only written by him).
* Invoked in ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' by villain King Tyrant Lizard (the literal translation of "Tyrannosaurus rex"), although he's "just" nine feet tall and also hasn't the short arms.
* One of the many adversaries which ComicBook/JudgeDredd has to overcome during "The Cursed Earth" arc is cloned a ''T. rex'' named Satanus.
* Although set in the paleolithic era, ''ComicBook/{{Rahan}}'' sometimes features throwback dinosaurs, including a ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' in one issue. Rahan manages to kill it by planting a metal spear on its head during a thunderstorm, which then attracts lightning, frying the ''T. rex''.
* The Marvel Comics character [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_Dinosaur Devil Dinosaur]] is a scaly, three-fingered red ''T. rex''. Along with his [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys ape-like]] partner Moon-Boy, he is a native of "Dinosaur World", a version of Earth in a parallel universe where dinosaurs co-exist with tribes of primitive humanoid beings.
* Called [[CallARabbitASmeerp shivats]] in ''XenozoicTales'', they make a few appearances. One saves Jack's life by eating an ''Allosaurus'' that has been pursuing him. Not on purpose, of course, Jack is too insignificant for the shivat to notice.
* ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' has Chicken, a ''T. rex'' who chases the pygmies in issue 3. He falls a cliff, but comes back as a zombie in issue 9, as part of the ''Infestation'' CrossThrough. [[CloudCuckoolander Nooby]] befriends him, but has to make him leave the island. When the pygmies are attacked by a giant octopus in issue 11, Chicken rises out the ocean to save them. The two disappear under the water and haven't been seen ever since.
* A ''T. rex'' made a brief appearance in ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Issue 16.
** Another ''Tyrannosaurus'' with Fluttershy's coloring and cutie mark appeared in the seventeenth issue.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin in his fantasies often imagines himself as a Tyrannosaurus gorging him on hapless humans or picking a fight with the ferocious saber-toothed tiger (Hobbes). Later strips has him more accurately terrorizing other dinosaurs in the Late Cretaceous. Then there was also the strip where Calvin put [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Tyrannosaurs in F-14s]].
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* The main character, Rexy, and his mother from the Hungarian animated short ''Animation/PangeaTheNeverendingWorld''.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8085799/1/Pinkassic-Park Pinkassic Park]]'', several ''Tyrannosaurus'' were accidentally released into the research compound and serve as major antagonists towards the main characters.
* The first dinosaur that appears in ''Fanfic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'' is Devil Dinosaur (see the Comics section above). Later chapters would introduce the tyrannosaur family from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'' mentioned below, with the father being an adult version of Chomper from ''TheLandBeforeTime''. [[RefugeInAudacity And to top it off,]] [[spoiler:Violet later obtains a OneWingedAngel form called V-Wrex -- an armor-plated ''T. rex'' that speaks through {{Telepathy}} and is ImmuneToBullets.]]
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* One pops up in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. He's actually not so bad once the bowler hat comes off. He did hog up a lot of the ads, though. The focus on his only speaking scene lead to him becoming the EnsembleDarkHorse.
* ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' features a fight between a ''T. rex'' and a ''Stegosaurus''. Guess who wins? Though some fans mistake the creature for an ''Allosaurus'', they pretty explicitly call it a ''Tyrannosaurus'' in the intro to the Rite of Spring sequence, and concept art also refers to it as a ''rex''. It has three fingers simply because [[ArtisticLicense Walt thought it looked better that way]].
* Rex from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is an inversion of the usual depictions, as he is very timid and insecure. He does try to be fearsome, but he fears it might come across as annoying instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'' features a mother ''T. rex'', who turns out not to be that bad at all. In fact, even she is afraid of the film's real BigBad, a huge white ''Baryonyx'' (related to ''Spinosaurus'', but lacking a sail) that goes by the unlikely name of [[FluffyTheTerrible Rudy]]. That still doesn't stop her from coming back in the end and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kicking his ass]].
* The ''Carnotaurus'' in Disney's ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' is another example of the "Pseudo-Rex" trope in action. While much smaller than ''T. rex'' in reality, the filmmakers beefed it up to tyrannosaur size in the film. This issue is compounded by the fact that the animatics for the film depict a ''T. rex'' in place of the ''Carnotaurus'', suggesting that the filmmakers merely shoehorned the Carno's into a role originally written for ''T. rex''. Considering the film is set in North America, where the ''T. rex'' lived but ''not the Carnotaurus'', the ''T. rex'' would actually be more accurate. [[HandWave Handwaved]] by Kron being surprised about the Carno being "this far North". No kidding.
* [[CallARabbitASmeerp Sharptooth]] is the antagonist in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', and Chomper (who appeared in two of the sequels) joins the cast in the TV adaptation.
* The protagonist of the film ''Anime/YouAreUmasou'' is a ''T. rex'' named "Heart", who raises a baby ''Ankylosaurus''.
* The BigBad of ''SpecklesTheTarbosaurus'' is a ''Tyrannosaurus'' named One-Eye.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/JurassicPark''
** [[Film/JurassicPark The first movie]] has a ''T. rex'' chasing the heroes all over the place -- though it's somewhat of a subversion, as the real threat is the Velociraptors. Additionally, in the original film, she ''is'' seen hunting actual dinosaurs, and at one point gives up on chasing the protagonists when they outrun her in a jeep. And finally, she comes back at the climax of the film to [[spoiler:[[VillainousRescue save the protagonists from the raptors]]]].
** ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' upped this by having ''three'', including a baby, and the [[PapaWolf Papa Rex]] goes on a rampage in southern California.
** ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' has the ''T. rex'' killed by the larger ''Spinosaurus'', which is more likely a [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology fish eater]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinosaurus#Feeding_ecology generalist carnivore]] than the unstoppable BigBad the film made it out to be. The ''Spinosaurus'' falls under the "Pseudo-Rex" trope mentioned above. Somewhat justified, as Grant mentions, since these aren't real dinosaurs, but mutations. The animals were bred by [=InGen=] using non-dinosaur filler-DNA and raised in environments (and with other animals) they may have never otherwise encountered. This would lead to strange behavior at best, and outright mutation into new species at worst (which is essentially what happened).
** It should be noted that despite the fact that ''T. rex'' had been appearing in media since at least half a decade after its initial discovery, the ''Jurassic Park'' franchise is easily the TropeCodifier for this dinosaur's modern image.
* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Back and Forth'', Blackadder and Baldrick briefly end up in the late Cretaceous period. Guess what's waiting for them.
* ''Film/KingKong''
** The original (1933) King Kong battles a ''T. rex''.
** The 2005 version, and its various merchandise, actually subverted this trope. There, the family of ''T. rex''-like dinosaurs were called ''Vastatosaurus rex'', apparently a kind of Tyrannosaur that had been evolving for all the 65 million years the rest of the dinosaurs were dead, into the forms seen in the film. However it does have Kong fighting no less than ''three'' of them at once, all over one tiny little human. Who one of them chased for several hundred metres, despite carrying a perfectly good dead animal in its mouth most of the way. It tore half of it off in the process, the half it lost being BIGGER than the human it was chasing.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'s design was based on a ''T. rex'', with the dorsal plates of a ''Stegosaurus'' and the forelimbs of an ''Iguanodon''. In the films, however, depending on the continuity, he is either a huge, prehistoric sea monster, or a mutated specimen of the fictional "Godzillasaurus". Incidentally, a theropod from the Triassic period was [[TheRedStapler later named Gojirasaurus]], after the movie monster, though it bears no resemblance to Godzilla beyond being a large, bipedal reptile.
* The Ray Harryhausen film ''Film/TheValleyOfGwangi'' features the title dinosaur, Gwangi, who was [[InNameOnly billed as an Allosaurus]] but was modelled after a Tyrannosaurus.
* The ''T. rex'' is the DesignatedVillain in the B-movie ''Film/PlanetOfTheDinosaurs''.
* The SoBadItsGood ''Aztec Rex'' featured what the [[{{Mayincatec}} Aztec]] InNameOnly local tribe called "Thunder Lizards", worshipping them and leaving sacrifices because they keep the valley free of intruders.
* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' has the skeleton of a ''T. rex'' coming to life at night. But it's actually very friendly. It likes drinking water out of a fountain, playing fetch with its own rib, and generally [[AllAnimalsAreDogs behaves like a gigantic dog]].
* One ''T. rex'' appears in the 2009 ''Film/LandOfTheLost'', nicknamed "Grumpy". Creator/WillFerrell's character, Dr. Rick Marshall, insults him, by claiming that his brain is the size of a walnut, causing a personal grudge to develop between them. Grumpy later tosses a huge walnut at the group during the night, bigger than a baby carriage, before slinking off into the jungle with a sinister smirk on his face. After a few further chases, Grumpy swallows Marshall whole, before returning at the end of the film with Marshall on his back [[BigDamnHeroes to save the others]]. Turns out, whilst Marshall was in Grumpy's stomach, he dislodged some sort of intestinal blockage, causing Grumpy to [[{{Squick}} literally poop him out]] and be in a much better mood afterwards. The walnut joke is perhaps made funnier in that it is actually false that Tyrannosaurus had a brain that size (it was actually almost as large as a human brain). The only dinosaur considered to have a brain the size of a walnut is ''Stegosaurus'', which is also false in that its brain was actually twice the size of a walnut.
* The ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' movie featured King Koopa, a tyrannical ruler whose ancestry dated back to the prehistoric ''T. rex''. This heritage gives Koopa a feeling of entitlement and divine right, which was the pretense under which he took control of the government. After a brief stint in a [[DevolutionDevice devo chamber]], Koopa periodically "flicks" in and out of a reptilian appearance before finally [[spoiler:de-evolving backwards through four different stages of ''T. rex'' and then primordial sludge.]]
* The 2008 version of ''Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' has a ''T. rex'' chasing the protagonists. They later ride a boat made out of a T. rex skull.
* The little-seen movie ''Film/TammyAndTheTRex'' has the brain of Tammy's boyfriend put into a robotic ''T. rex'' by a MadScientist for... some reason. Never really explained.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Leigh Clark's novel ''Carnivore'' deals with a ''T. rex'' that goes on a rampage [[MisplacedWildlife in an Antarctica research station]] after being hatched from a frozen egg ''and'' exposed to radioactive waste.
* Sue, the ''T. rex'' at the Chicago Field Museum shows up in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Literature/DeadBeat'', though mostly only as the display of bones you'd expect in a museum. [[spoiler:Until the climax, where Harry [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot reanimates it]] and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome rides it into battle]]'' against a [[NightOfTheLivingMooks horde of zombies]] and necromancers.]]
* ''T. rex''es are featured in the ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' books, obviously.
** The spinoff novel ''Dinotopia Lost'' explores the full implications of ''T. rex'' parents going MamaBear! James Gurney does his homework, though, and numerous other large theropods appear as well, including ''Allosaurus'' and ''Giganotosaurus''.
** ''Journey to Chandara'' also portrays some ''T. rex''es who are scavengers, and don't actually hassle the unarmored human and tiny ceratopsian passing through. Given that many smaller carnivores are apparently able to live in civilization and eat fish, one wonders if these might join them.
* Robert Sawyer's ''End of an Era'' featured ''T. rex''es.
* As did his ''Literature/QuintaglioAscension Trilogy''. Not only is the "Blackdeath" clearly a tyrannosaur, the Quintaglios themselves are HumanoidAnimals descended from the smaller Tyrannosauroids.
* The Literature/{{Animorphs}} encountered ''T. rex'' in the time-traveling Megamorphs special, and, of course, used it as their go-to battle morph once they managed to acquire one (that morph [[ResetButton was lost]] in the transition back to the present). Two of them, however, only had ''[[RaptorAttack Deinonychus]]'' morphs. [[BloodKnight Rachel]] complains about this.
* In ''Literature/ASoundOfThunder'', hunters go back in time to shoot a ''T. rex.''
* Creator/LSpragueDeCamp's "A Gun for Dinosaur" (more time-traveling big game hunters) features ''Tyrannosaurus trionyches'', a fictional cousin of "the famous ''rex''."
* The first book of Steve Alten's ''Meg'' series, has a ''Tyrannosaurus'' being killed by a ''{{Megalodon}}'' (a really big prehistoric shark supposedly related to the Great White) whilst chasing Hadrosaurs in the shallow sea. This scene is factually wrong, as not only did ''Megalodon'' not even live in the same time period as any dinosaur (try almost 50 million years after they went extinct), but the scene was clearly thrown in [[TheWorfEffect purely to try and present ''Megalodon'' as a more lethal predator]] (an oceanic predator being more effective in its element than a land predator? [[SarcasmMode Never!]]). No prizes for guessing what would happen if (in Alten's version of prehistory) a ''Megalodon'' beached itself on the shore whilst a hungry Rex was passing by.
* Nina Bangs's ''Gods of the Night'' series features 11 immortal men, 10 of which are fused with the souls of the ultimate prehistoric predators, among them (of course), a ''T. rex'' called Ty. It's worth noting that each of these characters were referred to by some shortened form of the dinosaur or predator they were fused with.
* In the first set of ''Literature/{{Dinoverse}}'' books, a boy ends up inhabiting the body of a ''Tyrannosaurus rex'', while three others ended up possessing different prehistoric creatures. On their quest to get back to their own time and bodies, they are menaced by a "''[[PrehistoricMonster Tyrannosaurus imperator]]''", a fictional dino even bigger than the rex but otherwise identical. This one is perhaps justified, since it was one of the Imperator's bones added to the time machine which got it to take the kids back to that period in the first place. Other books feature different kids in the bodies of different dinosaurs from other periods of time, but there's always someone in each group in a huge theropod - acrocanthosaurus, carcharodontosaurus -- which gets compared to ''T. rex''.
* The Museum of Unnatural History in the ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' books at one point has a live one in a cage. The Collector moved the entrance to his hideout there, so he could use the creature to protect his most prized treasures.
* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Carnosaur}}'', in which a carnivore-obsessed billionaire can't find any ''T. rex'' DNA to clone, so raises a ''Tarbosaurus'' instead. Lampshaded in that everyone who sees it assumes it's a ''T. rex''. [[spoiler: Later in the end, a pair of ''Tyrannosaurus'' were cloned and hatched, and they deliver KarmicDeath to the billionaire's insane wife.]]
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* There were ''T. rex''es in all versions of ''Series/LandOfTheLost''.
* Any time ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/''Franchise/PowerRangers'' does a dinosaur theme, the ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' gets TheHero treatment as the [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority Red Ranger]]'s patron dino: ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''/''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', and ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''.
** Also featured in ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'' / ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', with the V-Rex/Quantasaurus Rex (or Q-Rex) mecha. And sure enough, when Wes and Eric visit {{Prehistoria}} in ''Time Force'', they encounter the real thing.
** There's also the ''T. rex''-like [=GouJyuJin=] (mainly [=GouJyuRex=] mode) from ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' which, fittingly enough, is intended as a InternalHomage to ''Zyuranger'', ''Timeranger'', and ''Abaranger''. ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' takes it and even names it the Q-Rex in honor of the ''Time Force'' mecha.
** Other ''T. rex''-themed mecha include ''Go-Onger''[='s=] T-Line and ''Goseiger''[='s=] Tyranno Headder, both of which stick a Tyrannosaur head on a vehicle.
** Tie-in movies featuring the Kyoryugers have loved to play up their ''T. rexes''. ''Superhero Taisen Z'' includes a shot of ''all'' the various Rex mecha listed above ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and a sauropod from]] ''Shinkenger'') working together; and while the annual Versus movie is nominally ''Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters'', the actual main selling point is that ''Zyuranger''[='s=] and ''Abaranger''[='s=] Red Rangers are showing up too and bringing their Tyrannosaur mecha to team up with Kyoryu Red and ''his'' Tyrannosaur.
* In ''Series/MrBean'', our hero sees a Nativity set in a department store and stages a special drama. Guess what menaces the Holy Family before being driven off by tanks and [[Series/DoctorWho a Dalek]]? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDOO3FvGsZ4 See it to believe.]]
* On ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', the heroes sometimes slide into Earths where dinosaurs have survived (alongside humans or not). Initially averted, as the first big predator to chase them is an ''Allosaurus'' (and described as such). In a later episode, though, they meet the obligatory ''Tyrannosaurus rex''.
* The last episode of ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' focused on a mother ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' trying to raise her three babies in the unforgiving Late Cretaceous. [[ColonyDrop A meteorite]] [[RocksFallEveryoneDies fell, and]] [[DownerEnding everyone died.]]
* The first episode of ''Series/PrehistoricPark'' centers on Nigel's attempts to obtain a ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' for the park. [[spoiler:He does -- two juveniles who grow up over the course of the series.]]
* Speaking of Impossible Pictures and dinosaurs... it was refreshingly {{averted}} in ''Series/{{Primeval}}''... except for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_Event one of]] [[ExpandedUniverse the novels]]. Finally makes an onscreen appearance in the penultimate episode of series 5. Of course, by this point the show had already dealt with other large predators like ''Giganotosaurus'' and ''Spinosaurus'', so the ''T. rex'' feels much less egregious.
* Referenced, but not seen, in an episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. One particular member of the expedition have begun to suspect [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Teyla]] of leading the Wraith to her team because of how often they seem to show up. When Sheppard's team is yet ''again'' running for their lives back to the gate, he immediately assumes this is the case again... when Sheppard and Ford inform him the Wraith had nothing to do with it, and they were just chased by something very much like a ''T. rex''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionOfTheDinosaurs Invasion of the Dinosaurs]]" has a ''T. rex'' brought to London via TimeTravel.
** Subverted in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"]]. The characters find a fairly young ''T. rex'' sleeping (although one still big enough to at least ''look'' menacing). It gets a brief OhCrap moment when they suspect they might have run into a nest, but wisely decide to get the heck out of there before any adults find them or the young ''T. rex'' in front of them wakes up. There's a brief but tense sequence involving their attempts to tiptoe around it, but we never actually see any other tyrannosaurs.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]" the TARDIS is vomited up by a {{Kaiju}}-sized ''T. rex'' by the shores of the Thames. [[RentAZilla She's not the focus of the story]], however, and is perfectly docile. She just wanders around as a background element until she's abruptly killed by the episode's real antagonist.
* The final episode of ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' focused on a family of ''T. rexes'' and an antagonistic ''T. rex''. [[spoiler:They all die.]]
* Never shows up in the flesh on ''Series/TerraNova'', but Taylor had a desk partly made out of a T. rex skull, because he was a {{Badass}}.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Best known for the GlamRock hit "Bang a Gong (Get It On)", Music/MarcBolan's band was originally ''called'' "Tyrannosaurus Rex".
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfHzJU-Rlo4 Your two-penny prince, he'll give you hot love, oh-ho-ho...]]"
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic
** The FilkSong "Jurassic Park": ''"Someone let ''T. rex'' out of his pen I'm afraid those things'll harm me 'Cause they sure don't act like [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]...''" Cut to a ''T. rex'' chomping Barney's head off, later to puke it out after getting the Heimlich maneuver from a brachiosaurus.
** ''"A huge Tyrannosaurus ate our lawyer, which only goes to show, they're really not all bad"''.
* A list here wouldn't be complete without listing "[[http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Mesozoic+ Mesozoic Mind]]": "''I hid behind a wall of rock when Allosaurus roared''". Poor ''Allosaurus''. The [[PoorMansSubstitute Poor Man's]] ''T. rex''.
** Lest we forget, the singer in the music video is a ''T. rex''.
* SchoolHouseRock has a song called "Tyranosaurus Debt", which portrays America's national debt as a dinosaur that keeps growing larger and is always hungry for more money.
* "Gor-Gor" by Music/{{GWAR}} is about the [[CrazyAwesome title giant, mutant, crack-fueled Tyrannosaur destroying America.]]
* As you might be able to guess from the title "[[http://tgwtg.bandcamp.com/track/the-t-rex-song The T-Rex Song]]" (note: curse heavy) released by The Great Luke Ski and Creator/DougWalker in the wake of ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review of ''Franchise/JurassicPark''. Mostly a spoken song about a talking ''T. rex'' living in modern times going about his day-to-day business till someone pisses him off and he then eats them.
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[[folder:Pinballs]]
* ''3-D Ultra Pinball: The Lost Continent'' has at least one, who can eat the pinball whole. To make matters worse, the protagonist is named Rex, leading a scientist to this: "That's interesting... Rex meets ''T. rex''."
* Atari's ''Pinball/MiddleEarth'' has one front and center on the playfield, as part of the game's LostWorld theme.
* Prominently featured on the playfield of Creator/DataEast's ''Pinball/JurassicPark'' pinball. He follows the ball during the game, and if the opportunity arises he'll bend down and grab the ball in his jaws.
** [[Pinball/TheLostWorldJurassicPark The sequel]]'s WizardMode has a T. Rex rampage in San Diego, just like [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark the film it's based on.]]
* In ''Pinball/PoliceForce'', the criminal BigBad is a T. rex named Mafiosaurus Rex.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Although many are loath to acknowledge it, [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]] is (supposedly) a ''T. rex''. Indeed, the sight of one of the most {{Badass}} animals ever being turned into a cuddly giant plush toy who is friend to children everywhere is certainly one of the reasons why Barney is so despised.
** Some sources claim that Barney is actually an [[RaptorAttack Utahraptor]], which sounds much more disgraceful.
** Some artists set out to [[http://th07.deviantart.net/fs13/PRE/f/2007/086/4/9/PC_Barney_by_lucky2563.jpg make things]] [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_83_22-awesome-ways-to-reboot-classic-tv-shows_p22 right]], however.
** Lampshaded in Ian [=McDowell=]'s short story "Bernie". A cloned (and very well-trained, and sedated) mini-theropod is created to do public appearances as a Barney-{{expy}}. [[KillAllHumans It does not end well...]].
** It says something about America that, when brainstorming what creatures would be suitable hosts for a show aimed at the pre-''Series/SesameStreet'' demographic, Barney's creator thought ''a gigantic bloodthirsty carnivore'' was a perfectly rational choice.
** It's rumored that in one episode, someone called Barney out on this by asking "Aren't you a meat eater?" To which Barney replied, "Oh, now I only eat veggies."
* In ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'', Earl's best friend is a bachelor ''T. rex'' named Roy. He was not ferocious at all, a bit on the dumb side, and had a tendency to angst about his tiny little arms (which, like most of the show's dinosaurs, have an extra, opposable digit).
-->'''Roy:''' Why am I always picked last on the bowling team?
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[[folder:Software]]
* The pixelated T-rex that appears when Google Chrome is unable to connect to the internet.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Partially subverted (like many things) in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', where a Tyrant Lizard, while a seriously dangerous creature to mortals, is not only not the toughest of the animals in the world, it's not even a real challenge for an Exalt (you play an Exalt in most games). However, if you are one of the said mortals, then run. Run as fast as you can, 'cause this thing will eat you and your house [[AndYourLittleDogToo and your village]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': While technically belonging to a birdlike species, [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080303213907/warhammer40k/images/b/b8/Greater_Knarloc_Model.jpg there is no denying a Kroot Greater Knarloc]] is just as badass.
* The [[LizardFolk Lizardmen]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' can use a Carnosaur as a mount, which is essentially a ''T. rex'' in all but name.
* Tyrannosaurs, along with various other well-known dinosaurs, appear in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' as monsters. It is also possible for players to get them as allies -- high-level druids can take a ''T. rex'' as an animal companion, and casters can summon celestial or fiendish versions. Yes, that's right -- an evil cleric can quite literally summon a demonic ''T. rex''.
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[[folder:Toys]]

* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''
** "Me Grimlock most famous Transformer to have ''T. rex'' alt mode!"
** The original Grimlock turned into the more outdated "kangaroo"-postured T. Rex. More modern versions of the character, like in WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated have more scientifically accurate builds.
** A number of others have had ''T. rex'' modes (or at least [[BroadStrokes ones that to a layman resemble a]] ''[[BroadStrokes T. rex]]'') such as Trypticon, and ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' [[BigBad Megatron]], ''[[VerbalTic yeeeessss]]'' (albeit a ludicrously under-sized one).

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[[folder:Video Games]]
* It wouldn't be ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' without one. The tie-in games all featured it as a boss, and ''The Lost World'' platformer had it as a playable character, wrecking havoc on the hunters. ''Warpath'' also featured it as a playable character, out of a lineup of similar big, badass carnivores (and four herbivores).
* ''Savage Quest'' is an arcade game where you play as a T. rex rampaging against other dinosaurs, big lizards, and cavemen to retrieve your eggs from a wizard.
* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 4'' has a stage filled with dinosaurs, including a ''T. rex'', despite taking place in the modern day. A story-mode cutscene that takes place in the stage has the dino terrorize Hitomi before Jann Lee kicks it in the face and knocks it out with one punch, saving her life. Hitomi chastises him for hurting it, the ungrateful bitch.
* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''
** The [=RedEye=] tribe in is a tribe of ''T. rex''es.
** The [=SharpClaw=] tribe is based slightly more on ''Allosaurus''. Their leader, [[BigBad General Scales]] even seems to resemble a small, anthropomorphic ''Giganotosaurus'' a bit more than a ''T. rex''.
** Then there was the only enemy of the "Walled City"', the "Red Eye" tribe, and [[ExpositionFairy Tricky's Father]] was to be sacrificed to "King Red Eye", who lived under the city. Both were NightmareFuel, and unbeatable until one learned how to kill them properly.
* The appearance of Rexy in the first ''Franchise/TombRaider'' game was so iconic that he even made a cameo appearance in ''Tomb Raider II'', ''III'' and ''Golden Mask'', later returning in ''Anniversary''. Three guesses who's on the menu each time.
* A common enemy type in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. See also DinosaursAreDragons. To name a few:
** The ''Allosaurus'' from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', as well as the ''[[MetalSlime Tyrannosaur]]''.
** Tyrannosaurs from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. The Earth Dragon also took on this form.
** T-Rexaurs from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. You will occasionally find one roaming the Training Area in Balamb Garden if you walk around long enough, which tends to be fatal if you attempt this at the start of the game.
** The Tyrant enemy class in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' definitely count. Notably, the Earth Wyrm, which is larger than all the other ''T. rex'' types, and the ''T. rex'' boss from the demo.
* One of the more awesome segments of ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' takes place in a museum with a dinosaur exhibit. Her nemesis has control over a large quantity of mitochondrial goo that can apparently bring the fossilized dinosaurs back to life. The boss of the area is, of course, a ''T. rex''. [[DinosaursAreDragons That breathes fire.]]
* A recurring boss from ''[[VideoGame/JoeAndMac Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja]]''. The last level took place [[WombLevel inside it, even]].
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has the heroes square off against a ''T. rex'' that [[DinosaursAreDragons breathes fire]] in the prehistoric era. Its descendent shows up in a later optional dungeon.
* ''VideoGame/PrimalRage'' has two ''Tyrannosaurus rex''-shaped gods named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Diablo and Sauron]].
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': While many prior {{Mons}} were designed after, or shared aspects, with ''T. rex'' (especially Tyranitar, which is actually a NotZilla), ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' will finally introduce an unambiguously ''Tyrannosaurus''-based Pokémon with Tyrunt and its evolution Tyrantrum, a [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]]-rex revived from a fossil. As it evolves into Tyrantrum, it gains a [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning crown]] and a BadassBeard, making it look like a stereotypical king.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''
** The Tyranto Rex dream eater is a [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife very colorful]] [[DinosaursAreDragons fire breathing]] one, predictably packing a truckload of HP and attack power. You fight an appropriately sized one as a mini-boss, but the rest are small by ''T. rex'' standards (though still one of the largest normal dream eater varieties), looking around to be eight feet tall or so. [[VocalDissonance They also sound kind of like angry housecats.]]
** It also has a [[DemBones skeletal]] variant known as the Skelterwild, which is even worse/better, due to having freezing breath and the ability to detach their heads to have them attack independently of their bodies.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has ''Tyrannosaurus "Tex"'' as a mini-boss you might encounter during the Naughty Sorceress quest.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', beware of the [[BossInMookClothing Devilsaurs]] in [[LostWorld Un'goro Crater]]. Unless of course you're a hunter who has learned the "Tame Exotic Beasts" skill.
** Two are encountered in Northrend: A rare spawn in Sholozar Basin and an optional boss in Drak'tharon Keep.
** With the introduction of Zandalari Dinomancers in Pandaria, they've been turned into beasts of war. Oondasta was the most difficult world raid boss at the time of his release and Thok the Bloodthirsty is a boss in the Siege of Orgrimmar.
* ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}: Dinosaur Hunter''. The second-to-last boss is a HollywoodCyborg ''T. rex'' with armed FrickinLaserBeams.
* Burn Dinorex/[[ShoutOut Mattrex]] from ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'', which is yet ''another'' fire-breather. Well, he is a ''robot''.
** Another robot one shows up as a MidBoss in ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' in Slash Man's stage. And the fossils (again, robotic?) appear in Freeze Man's stage in the same game.
* Both ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' and ''DinoCrisis2'' (think ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' meets ''Franchise/JurassicPark'') have the protagonists being pursued by SuperPersistentPredator ''T. rex''es. The third game features ''mutant undead T. rexes.''
* Both ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' games feature ''T. rex''es.
* In the end of the Soviet campaign in ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 Red Alert: Yuri's Revenge]]'', the defeated villain Yuri highjacks a time machine and attempts to escape. Soviets manage to override the controls of the machine and overload its core and send Yuri one-way straight to prehistoric times. Gues who's waiting for him there. Note that in this case the ''T. rex'' is actually a ChekhovsGunman, as in the first Soviet mission if you move really quickly when you're accidentally sent back there you can capture one and return it to the present -- where you can send it on a rampage in present-day San Francisco. It seems to have gained much tougher skin in the time travel tripe than the dozens you have no choice but to slaughter before you make the return trip -- you can take out most of the enemy base with "Rexy" alone.
* ''{{Lineage 2}}'' has an entire island of dinosaurs. The ''T. rex'' is a raid-boss like, aggressive mob that will, occasionally, eat other dinosaurs and be surrounded by a glowing blue effect. They normally wander around a set area (per 'rex) but there's one or two that walk around the whole Primeval Forest. And they're also aggro. The developers actually kept the poor eyesight of the ''T. rex'', and have given players a chance to run away: if you see the ''T. rex'' say "?" it means you have been noticed.
* ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'' uses ''T. rex'' as its mascot. However, the only way to obtain one without trading is during the PlayableEpilogue, ''after'' beating the game! It's also the hardest single dinosaur to find. The game treats it as an InfinityPlusOneSword, but it is much less so in comparison to the likes of [[spoiler:King Dynal]]. The sequel, ''Fossil Fighters: Champions'', makes it available much earlier in the game but its Infinity+1 attributes only emerge with leveling now, and it's been made only a secondary mascot after ''Triceratops''.
* The original ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' has our protagonist travel through many different eras from pre-history through to the far future... in order to catch rogue monkeys with a net. One early level featured a mini-boss monkey astride a ''T. rex''.
* ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'' features the Baby T-Rex and Daddy T-Rex transformations. The latter has a roar powerful enough to frighten cavemen away.
** [[GiantFootOfStomping Stomponadon]] is assumed to be a ''T. rex'' or some other large carnivorous theropod judging by the shape of his feet.
* ''VideoGame/{{Culdcept}}'' games feature a ''T. rex'' card as well as the "Mesozoic Song" spell which causes all of your placed monsters to become ''T. rexes'' in battle!
* ''[[VideoGame/PrehistoricIsle Prehistoric Isle in 1930]]'' features a Godzilla-sized ''T. rex'' as the final boss, the sequel has (sorta) normal sized ones as sub-bosses.
* ''Tyrannosaurus'' is one of the playable dinosaurs in ''VideoGame/PrimalCarnage'', and the [[MightyGlacier toughest of any class]].
* In the PC88 version of ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'', one of the enemies sort of looks like a Tyrannosaurus, and apparently is supposed to be one. Oddly enough, it's the second weakest enemy.
* In ''VideoGame/AdventuresOfDinoRiki'', the second boss is a fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus.
* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/LostEden'' uses ''Tyrannosaurus'', called Tyrann, as invading armies.
* ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'' has ''Tyrannosaurus'' (called Tyrasaurus) as the boss of the Dinosaur Age level. They are very strong and hard to attack without the right features. They return again as survivors in later levels, but are [[DegradedBoss reduced to mere enemies]]. There are also ''Allosaurus'' (Omosaurus in the game), which, while not as powerful, are also hard to inflict damage.
* ''Dinosaur Hunting'' has ''Tyrannosaurus'' with a feather mohawk. Surprisingly, in this game they are mere mooks (although one is a mini-boss), and easy to bring down if you have the right formula. Later near the end, two ''T. rex'' corpses were found, torn to pieces by an unknown gigantic predator. [[spoiler:Implied to be a giant mutated ceratosaur who the final boss, which also kills a ''Spinosaurus'']].
* ''3-D Monster Maze'', the first 3-D game ever made, involves you trying to navigate a maze while avoiding a ''T. rex''. For a game with retro graphics, it is pure NightmareFuel.
-->''Rex has seen you!''
* Among the more wackier enemies to appear in ''VideoGame/SeriousSam2'' is the T-Mech, a cigar smoking T.rex biomechanoid. It's backstory reveals that it is the son of the Major Biomechanoid from the previous games, explaining the [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute resemblance]].
* The BigBad of ''The Adventures of Bleeposaurus'' is a ''T. rex'' named King Tyrannus. Interestingly, the main character is a ''Triceratops''.
* ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheSecretRings'' featured a ''T. rex with horns and a spiked tail''.
** ''VideoGame/SonicRushAdventure'' gives us the Ghost Rex, which is basically a robotic ''T. rex''.
* ''VideoGame/RobotDinosaursThatShootBeamsWhenTheyRoar'', obviously, features a player character named Tyrannosaurus X.
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe 2'' has Drill Sargeant Big John, a '''T. rex''' wearing a military helmet and vest.
* In ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', the final boss of the prehistoric chapter is a ''Tyrannosaurus'' who is worshipped as a god by a caveman tribe. [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology Before your inner palaeontologist starts sobbing]], this is the ''only'' non-avian dinosaur seen in the level, making it likely that's it's the [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Its Kind]].
* The Dragos in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' are essentially T. rexes with small, pointy ears, though the baby ones look like an entirely different species. They're also friendly, unlike most of the examples, [[spoiler: at least until one of them is [[UnwillingRoboticisation transformed]] into a [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul cyborg]]...]]
* ''Videogame/MonsterHunter'' has the [[DinosaursAreDragons "Brute Wyverns"]], a species of theropod dragons. One of them is the infamous [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deviljho]] which is a T.Rex in all but the name.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Terry from ''WebAnimation/DinosaurOffice''.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Webcomic/{{Poharex}} is one.
* A zombie ''T. rex'' shows up in [[http://www.th3rdworld.com/web-comic/Holiday-Wars/episode/Holiday-Wars-Episode-47 an episode]] of ''Webcomic/HolidayWars''.
* The main character of ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' is a ''T. rex'' named T-Rex.
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'': [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/11/7/ This is what happens]] when Gabe is left to write the comic on his own.
* If there was anyone out there who doubted that ''Webcomic/AxeCop'' is something truly special, it dissipated once [[http://axecop.com/index.php/acask/read/ask_axe_cop_8/ Axe Cop's pet]], Wexter the ''T. rex'', is introduced.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Blog/TheTyrannosaurChronicles'': Several show up in Traumador's adventures, especially his cousin Larry. [[spoiler:Traumador himself turns out to be a distinct species of ''Tyrannosaurus'', ''T. traumadori''.]]
* The website "[[http://trextrying.tumblr.com/ T. Rex Trying...]]" highlights the numerous problems of having such tiny arms.
* ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'': The title [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTgUKCrkVoc Dinosaur]].
* Grarrls from Franchise/{{Neopets}}, which have the distinct ability (shared with Skeiths) to eat any item the user wishes.
* Mutated ''T. rexes'' ([[TheCoconutEffect intentionally misspelled "T-Rex"]] in keeping with [[Toys/LEGODinoAttack its source material]]) are one of the four major breeds of mutant dinosaur enemies in Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG. They have [[FrickinLaserBeams Frickin' Laser]] EyeBeams, [[BreathWeapon breathe nuclear radiation]], and are NighInvulnerable. Several notable Mutant T-Rexes include [[ItMakesSenseInContext one that is disguised as a human to be a spy]], a [[DinosaursAreDragons T-Rex/dragon hybrid]], a {{Cyborg}} T-Rex, and even [[ScaledUp the main villain's final form]]. Not to mention the several tyrannosaurs who appear and are shown to be ''extremely'' intelligent, having their own society, and a language that can be understood and "translated". There's even one or two that can fully comprehend English.
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* The main villain of ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' series is Red Claw, the "biggest, meanest, most ferocious Sharptooth of all". Which is a HUGE example of an InformedAbility as Red Claw is probably among the least dangerous Sharpteeth to appear in the entire series (he retreated after having fruit catapulted at him), especially in comparison with the first film's antagonist, who famously killed Littlefoot's mother.
* There was a cartoon called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_T-Rex The Adventures of T-Rex]]'', about a group of anthropomorphic ''T. rex''es that [[AnimalSuperheroes fight crime]]. Yeah.
* Naturally, there is a ''T. rex'' in ''CadillacsAndDinosaurs''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DinoRiders'', BigBad Krulos rides a ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' into battle. In one episode, the Rulons plopped a young ''T. rex'' in the middle of the Valorians' camp and let its parents wreak havoc.
* The BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'' was a ''T. rex'' named "Genghis Rex". Funnily enough, the leader of the heroes was an ''Allosaurus'', the first of many BashBrothers-ish counterparts that make up the cast, and the show also features Teryx, a very rare heroic maniraptor.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
** "The Scary Door" segment in ''Bender's Game'' features "the humblest of God's creatures: The ''Tyrannosaurus rex''" taking down alien saucers.
** Fry rides one in a kiddie park in "I Dated a Robot". He even feeds it a live pig (from a food dispenser). It eats his hands.
* Watch ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', and several other animated series [[Franchise/{{DCAU}} set in the DC universe]] and you'll [[EpilepticTrees eventually come to the conclusion]] that all the [[{{Animorphism}} animal-specific shapeshifters]] had a meeting and decided that ''[[DinosaursAreDragons T. rex]]'' would be their go-to OneWingedAngel equivalent.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has an episode set in Dinosaur Island. Guess what's the first species Bats and Plastic Man encounter?
* The one and only time-travelling episode of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' features Jonny and Jessie spending a short time in the late Cretaceous being chased by a ''T. rex'', of course.
* ''WesternAnimation/SchoolHouseRock'' depictes the National Debt as a hungry Godzilla-sized ''Tyrannosaurus'' that sits on Capitol Hill, constantly eating money received from taxpayers. And "Tyrannosaurus Debt" is still growing.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', Xavier and Magneto find themselves trapped in the Savage Land, an island that contains dinosaurs, among other oddities. Of course the two wind up being chased around by a ''T. rex''.
* T-Bone from ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs'' is an anthropomorpic T. rex and is the leader of the heroes.
* Because it {{lampshades}} on the idea of [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats Secret Hero Mutant Team]], ''Kung Fu Dino Posse'' has one being the leader.
* Tina from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''.
* Completely subverted in ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'' where all of the ''T. rex'' characters are friendly.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "It's About Time" (not the only time travel episode, but the only one where they go into prehistoric times), Phineas, Ferb, Candace, and eventually Isabella's entire [[ScoutOut Fireside Girl troop]] go back to 300 million BC and almost get eaten by a ''T. rex''. 300M BC is waaaaaay too early to meet a tyrannosaur, but [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Danville]]... ''might'' be in Central North America...
* Tyrannor from ''WesternAnimation/DinkTheLittleDinosaur''.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' follows the TimeTravel corollary. In the episode "Lions and Lambs", Providence faces off against an EVO with TimeTravel powers. She opens a portal and brings forth, yeah, you guessed it. Our hero, not knowing yet that he's facing a TimeMaster, assumes that what looks like a Tyrant Lizard King is actually an [=EVO=], and tries to [[BroughtDownToNormal Bring It Down To Normal]]. Yeah, that's not going to work, because it's a real [[IncrediblyLamePun Tyrannosaurus, Rex]].
* A ''T. rex'' wearing a wristwatch and sipping tea makes an appearance in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}''.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' featured a ''T. rex'' that spoke with a British accent.
* In the "Death of the Dinosaurs" episode of ''Albert Asks'', a ''Tyrannosaurus'' shows up and chases after Albert while Zora tries to manipulate the Tempus Fidget to save him. Fortunately for Albert, an ''Albertosaurus'' shows up and battles the ''T. rex'', giving enough time for Zora to pick him up and save him. Surprisingly, the ''Albertosaurus'' manages to win the fight.
* One of the one-time villains of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' is a motorcycle-riding ''Tyrannosaurus'' named Johnny T. Rex.
* ''I'm a Dinosaur'' has a ''Tyrannosaurus'' with a crown... and three fingers.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Stanley}}'' made an episode dedicated to ''Tyrannosaurus'', which is pretty much the only episode about dinosaurs (not counting the TV movie). Interestingly, the ''T. rex'' in this cartoon shifts from the obsolete tripod stance (without tail-dragging) to the more modern horizontal stance. Too bad it has [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology alligator belly scales, a bendy tail, and the standard three fingers]]. They also state it to be solitary, possibly due to ScienceMarchesOn
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' has one episode where the class travels back in time and starts hanging out with dinosaurs, except for the most part it's primarily plant eaters. Partially subverted in that when a ''T. rex'' '''does''' appear, it's just taking a nap and upon waking up, turns out to just want a quick meal without too much trouble.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has Dan trying to take down a giant dinosaur that destroyed his car.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'': A ''T. rex'' appeared in the episode "Timon Alone". However, even it is scared of Pumbaa's UnstoppableRage.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Dagget brings home a marine park orca that terrorizes him, Norbert, and their friends. At the end, the orca gets eaten by a ''Tyrannosaurus rex'', which Dagget also brought home.
-->'''Norbert:''' Where in the name of DeusExMachina did that ''T. rex'' come from!?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'': In "Washington, B.C.", Dr. Animo uses his gadget to bring ''Tyrannosaurus'' bones to life.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': ''Tyrannosaurus'' appeared in the episodes "The Big Bash" and "Land Before Timmy". Wanda even turned into one in the into of the TV movie ''AbraCatastrophe''.
* Surprisingly averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. ''T. rex'' never shows up at all. That is, until ''The New Fred and Barney Show'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids''.
* General Galapagos from ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** In a ManateeGag, Peter has owned a T. Rex named Patches and played fetch with it... only for Patches to bring back a screaming human. Peter tells the dinosaur to repeatedly drop him, and when it does, Peter only remarks "Eww, it's got spit all over it."
** Another scene has a ''T. Rex'' preparing to watch internet porn only to find out that his arms were too short to let him masturbate. In a rage, he destroys the computer and storms off, making a random guy sing about the dinosaur.
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* Recently, the science of paleontology has [[ScienceMarchesOn begun to march on]], and has discovered many new predators who were either bigger or more {{Badass}} than ''T. rex''. Among these the most likely contenders for next top Badass are the allosauroids (yes [[PoorMansSubstitute those]] [[ButtMonkey allosauroids]]). These include ''Allosaurus'' (duh), who could reach sizes approaching that of the average tyrannosaur, probably hunted in packs, used its head as a hatchet to take chunks of flesh from a living prey, and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu could take on sauropods (at least weaker ones) many times their size]]. Their carcharodontosaurid relatives, like ''Giganotosaurus'' and ''Mapusaurus'', matched in size or even surpassed the largest tyrannosaurs, had 2-meter long skulls that worked like giant serrated scissors, and were specialized on taking down giant sauropods. In packs (probably at least). Then, we have spinosaurs like the eponymous ''Spinosaurus'', which, despite being often taken lightly due to their fish-catching lifestyle, were able to outcompete [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcosuchus SuperCroc]] in its own game (better at being crocodiles that crocodiles themselves, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchomimus Suchomimus]]'' was aptly named), and dealt with freshwater coelacanths and sharks like storks do with trout. Not to mention that ''Spinosaurus'' reached almost 1.5 times the size of ''T. rex'' or ''Giga'', despite a lighter and more awkward build. Pretty useful when you live in a hot, muggy swamp with at least two rex-sized predator species running around.
** Ultimately, it's an exercise in futility to argue which dinosaur was truly the most {{Badass}}; paleontologists only ever get into the question when doing shows like ''Series/JurassicFightClub'', and we should probably remember that all these theropods were probably pretty successful at what they had evolved to do. That being said, ''T. rex'' was a very sophisticated predator very well suited to taking out prey animals quickly and efficiently. Tyrannosaurs as a group were also pretty Badass, outcompeting all other predators wherever they went; by the time the meteor was just about to hit, the allosaurs were extinct in the Northern Hemisphere, and even the dromaeosaurs were mostly reduced to being coyote-analogues, the bigger raptors having been outcompeted in the big game niche by the tyrannosaurs and carcharodontosaurs. We may make fun of ''T. rex'' and tyrannosaurs as being old news, but they were the ultimate upstarts of their time, starting out as lowly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coelurosauria coelurosaurs]] and methodically making their way up to the top.
*** Largest carnivore from the Hell Creek formation: Seven-ton ''Tyrannosaurus''. Second largest was ''Quetzalcoatlus'' which weighed less than a quarter of a ton [[GiantFlyer (still huge)]].
** There is evidence that ''T. rex'' and other tyrannosaurs hunted in packs as well. Specifically, two relatives of ''T. rex'', ''Albertosaurus'' and ''Daspletosaurus'', have a few bonebeds consisting of multiple individuals fossilized together, and the most famous ''Tyrannosaurus'' specimen, Sue, was found with the fragmentary remains of another ''T. rex''. Also the largest known ''Mapusaurus'' skeleton has a frame quite lighter that that of ''Tyrannosaurus''.
*** [[RuleOfCool The evidence isn't conclusive.]] It's a possibility, and they probably ''hung around'' in groups, but ''hunting'' in groups isn't fully confirmed.
** While it IS true that there were bigger carnivores like the ''Spinosaurus'' and ''Giganotosaurus'', the ''T. rex'' was unmatched for the sheer strength it had with its jaw. In fact, the scene in ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', where the spinosaur slips out of the ''T. rex'''s jaw would never have happened had they actually fought; the ''T. rex'' jaw evolved specifically to crush the bones of other large dinosaurs and even penetrate the natural body armor of creatures like ''Triceratops''. A real-life confrontation would have the spinosaur's neck crushed as soon as Rex got its jaws around it. For a long time, ''T. rex'' was believed to have the strongest bite force of all time, only recently being dethroned by an enormous sea-dwelling reptile nicknamed "Predator X" (now known as ''Pliosaurus funkei'').
** Also ''T. rex'' had probably the biggest brain to body size ratio out of all the similar and slightly larger sized carnivorous dinosaurs. It was, in fact, likely one of the smarter dinosaurs, though not the smartest of all (that would be the much smaller ''Troodon''), and definitely one of the smartest ''large'' dinosaurs, which has led some to speculate that it possessed a more complex suite of hunting and fighting behaviors that might have given it an advantage in a hypothetical one-on-one battle with another large theropod. That's right, ''T. rex'' was a GeniusBruiser among dinosaurs.
*** Other large theropods were no pushovers when it came to intelligence, either. While not as smart as ''T. rex'', they were still more intelligent than crocodiles, which are not stupid, contrary to popular belief. Crocodiles are just little less intelligent than dogs. You can actually teach them tricks (if you're badass enough to teach tricks to animal that can freaking eat you that is). Most theropods being smarter than that and T.rex being smarter than other theropods...
*** Dinosaur intelligence gets overstated a lot. Even the smartest dinosaurs probably only got about as smart as ostriches, not very brainy compared to modern animals, only about half as smart as a cat or dog. This is one of the reasons the hunting in packs is still very controversial. Birdbrains are, at least in some aspects, better "designed" than those of mammals, but even then ''T. rex'', while smarter than most earlier large theropods, was no supergenius.
*** While ''T. rex'' brains weren't very large; they were still smart enough to become the only large predator of its region and plenty intelligent enough to effectively hunt and kill animals its known size as a lifestyle (something even many humans can't - and shouldn't - do). Anyway, the size of the brain isn't able to determine the exact intelligence of an animal and so it could still be said Tyrannosaurus is still fairly intelligent.
** There's also evidence that ''T. rex'' had exceptional sensory perception, including an absurdly good sense of smell, meaning it could have been able to find and track prey from miles away without the prey even knowing it was being followed.
** It's recently been determined through computer analysis of their body structure that ''T. rex'' probably grew much faster and to greater weight than was previously believed. Which actually matches up pretty well with its on-screen depiction in ''Franchise/JurassicPark''.
** Less awesome about them was that [[WeAreAsMayflies their lifespan was pretty short]]. Most T. rexes found are estimated to be about 18 years old. The oldest, Sue, was 28.
** [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/tyrannosaurs-prowled-in-packs-b-c-tracks-show-1.2715834 A group of tracks found in B.C.]] indicates that the T.Rex did indeed travel in packs of at least three individuals.
* A primitive Tyrannosauroid named ''Yutyrannus'' was discovered in China, which was found to have had feathers. It lived 60 million years before T. rex in a cooler climate, and the distribution of the feathers indicate they'd probably have covered its entire body, for insulation. Though smaller than ''Albertosaurus'', at around a ton it's still the largest dinosaur confirmed to have had feathers (and also the largest ''animal'' known to have feathers.)
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