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[[caption-width-right:320:Because dinosaurs that can talk just wasn't extreme enough.]]


''Extreme Dinosaurs'' (1997) is a show, from the creators of the rather similar ''StreetSharks'', about four dinosaurs taken from prehistoric times and turned into AnimalSuperheroes so they could be used as an alien overlord's minions to conquer a planet from AnotherDimension. You can pretty much tell [[TheNineties everything]] [[TotallyRadical you need to know about it]] from the title.

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!!''ExtremeDinosaurs'' provides examples of:
* ActionPrologue: First episode, "Out of Time"
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Raptors (as a species, not only Bad Rap, Spittor, and Haxx).
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The Raptors, in Episode "Tiptoe through the Tulips".
* BadassNormal: Bad Rap, given that his WaveMotionGun was broken in the first episode, relies mostly on his teeth and the VillainBall.
* BigEater
* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue Skinned Space Babe]]: Chedra.
* ButtMonkey: Haxx, so many times. Being used as a guinea pig to test the Jurassic Flu virus is just top of the list. In fact, he's usually the first one to be hit, defeated or seperated from the fray. [[TheWoobie Even his own team mates could be rather firm towards him most of the time.]] [[TheDitz It's usually due to his clumsiness and him being the least smart one.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: The Raptors, especially Bad Rap.
* CatchPhrase: "Cretaceous!", "Let's Fossilise'em!", "Let's Carnivate'em!" (We shudder to think what the last one involves.)
** One might theorize that it has something to do with tearing and rending, [[ColdBloodedTorture which doesn't make it sound any nicer.]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment:
--> '''Bad Rap''': "Do as I say, or I'll pickle your head in the hottest chili sauce I can find."
* {{Crossover}}:
** One episode dealt with them teaming up with the StreetSharks
** Another episode had a crossover with Mulder and Scully from ''Series/TheXFiles''. Yes, really.
* DoomsdayDevice: Various machines, chemicals, and other methods used by the Raptors to bring about global warming.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The entire premise of the show.
* EvilLaugh: Bad Rap does these on occasion, usually [[NearVillainVictory when he has good reason]].
* FatalFlaw: Titanium: Despite being able to smash through concrete walls and break secure bonds, tianium alloys are unable to be bent or dented by the main characters unless it's a plot requirement
* FantasticRacism : The Raptors refer to the humans as "hairless mammals".
* FiveManBand: The Extreme Dinosaurs, while all of them are somewhat {{The Big Guy}}, also cover
** TheLeader: T-Bone
** TheLancer: Spike
** TheSmartGuy: Stegz
** TheHeart: Bullzeye
** TheChick: Chedra
** SixthRanger: Hardrock
* ForcedPrizeFight
* FishOutOfWater: Despite being given sapience and knowledge, they start off very unaccustomed to living from 65 million years ago into the present day. Bullzeye tries to adapt by ordering things of shopping channels and the internet. [[IdiotBall He repeatedly forgets the things he buys were intended for humans]]:
--> '''T-Bone:''' Bullzeye, we're dinosaurs. You don't ''need'' hair products if you don't have hair.
* GeniusBruiser: Stegz
* GenreSavvy: T-Bone knows a Raptor ploy when he sees one
* GoshDangItToHeck: What do you think "Son of a Brachiopod" implies?
* GrapplingHookPistol: Every main character has a grappling hook stored in an item of clothing as small as a bracelet in some cases, with large hooks fired from them.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Bad Rap is voiced by Gary Chalk, who also does Robotnik in ''SonicUnderground'' and Optimus Primal in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''.
** And T-Bone is the ever prolific Creator/ScottMcNeil
* HumanAliens: Chedra's interdimensional species resembles humans with blue skin and elf ears.
* HumongousMecha: [[AwesomeMcCoolname Monstersaurus Truckadon]], a vehicle made and piloted by Spittor [[TitleDrop in the episode of the same name]])
* [[HumanPopsicle Dinosaur Popsicle]] - Used by all the main character to jump from prehistory to the PresentDay
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Two episodes invoke this trope, however one was a Freak Accident on the protagonists and the other from a TransformationRay
* {{Irony}}: Stegz, the highly intelligent member of the gang and arguably the smartest character in the show, is a ''Stegosaurus''. You know, the dinosaur with the small brain.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Haxx. has proven himself the nicest one out of the trio of Raptors in the episode "''Holiday on Ice''".
* JokerImmunity: The Raptors have survived falls, been covered in snow, and even were ''entirely frozen in ice'', and yet are always reunited and perfectly healthy in the next episode.
* KillAllHumans: The Raptors' plots all involve heating up the Earth, making it pleasant for reptiles, but not so good for us humans.
* LargeAndInCharge: All of the Extreme Dinosaurs and Raptors, T-bone and Bad-Rap respectively as leaders.
* LastOfHisKind: All the dinosaurs. Bad Rap is convinced there's other Raptors out there, [[FridgeLogic and no-one has mentioned this to him.]]
** [[FridgeBrilliance Or he just ignored (or beat the crap out) anyone who mentioned it to him, believing there are more in even a maniac way.]]
* ManChild: Haxx and Spittor. Well, mostly Haxx. Haxx believes in Santa Claus and tried to behave himself so he could get presents for Christmas. He was actually the only one on his team with a Christmas spirit.
* MerchandiseDriven
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: "Weresaur" depicts basilisks as having the ability to turn humans into [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent werebasilisks]]. They also apparently lack poison and reproduce naturally, in contrast to their mythology.
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: It's hinted the catacysm that killed the dinosaurs was caused by Bad Rap using his WaveMotionGun. Due to the weapon not being adapted to this dimension, the weapon ended up causing a massive cataclysm which the Extreme Dinosaurs and the Raptors barely escaped by being frozen.
* PlotTechnology: Usually machines capable of causing global warming
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: All of the Dinosaur characters use their {{Tail| Slap}}s rather than punching and kicking
* RaptorAttack: The three main villains.
* RatedMForManly: Just watch the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiujBfxTPWQ intro]]. [[AutobotsRockOut Hard rock]] intro coupled with scenes of [[HeroicBuild muscled-up]] dinosaurs fighting each other pretty much screams this trope.
* SelfDestructMechanism
* SneezeOfDoom: The entire plot of the episode "''Saurian Sniffles''"
* StockDinosaurs: Played mostly straight, although lesser-known dinosaurs are mentioned.
* SpinOff: The Extreme Dinosaurs and Reckless Raptors both appeared in another animated series, ''StreetSharks'', but their origins among other things were drastically changed when they starred in their own show. In the show, both teams were aliens themselves instead of transformed Earth species.
* TeamSpirit Needed for the Extreme Dinosaurs' 'Saurian Stomp' attack.
* TechnoBabble Stegz and, to a lesser extent, Spittor.
* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats: The Raptors and Extreme Dinosaurs obviously.
* TerribleTrio: The Raptors.
* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed: Constant threats of global warming attempts.
* TransformationRay: The cause of main characters' anthropomorphism from regular dinosaurs.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Mexican food for the Extreme Dinosaurs.
* TricksterArchetype: Bullzeye.
* WolverineClaws: Haxx.
* WorldsStrongestMan
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