YMMV / Dinosaucers

  • Critical Research Failure: In the episode where Rex takes the Dinosaucers to court. First, some of their claims (illegal entry and tailgating) are criminal, not civil offenses, for which you can't sue people; instead, you call the police. Second, no single court in the United States would have jurisdiction over all the charges made against the Dinosaucers. Tailgating is a traffic offense, which is usually handled by municipal courts or their equivalent. Assault and battery (civil or criminal) can be handled at the municipal or county levels, depending on the severity of the claim or charge, and illegal entry is a federal offense, which would be handled by an immigration court. To say nothing of the defects in the process (for example, the judge simply taking the litigants' word for things rather than requiring evidence).
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Teryx. For obvious reasons...
    • Terrible Dactyl as well, due to him being the most likeable of the Tyrannos, as well as having many redeemable aspects in his character.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: There are a few fans that ship Teryx with Terrible Dactyl, given several factors like the two of them both being their teams' flyers, Terrible Dactyl being one of the Tyrannos hinted at being redeemable and Teryx's barely existent relationship with Ichy.
  • Fridge Brilliance/Wild Mass Guessing: It's not taken seriously. Allo knew that Rex as a largely Harmless Villain, but on Reptilon he probably was far more of a nuisance. If he managed to get the idea of fighting on Earth into Rex's head, where he'd have to do so in secret, he became even less of a menace. Allo's basically just wasting Rex's time and keeping him out of any real trouble.
    • There was some hint that it was Princess Dei that was involved with putting the idea into Rex's head, to get him and his entire looney crew out of her...hair. The Dinosorceror and Dinosorceress subsequently sent Allo and the gang to keep the Tyrannos out of trouble and from doing too much damage, and conveniently, it got the entire bizarre lot of them out of the Sorcerers'...hair.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One episode has the Tyranos describe Scotland as a "country". Normally a Critical Research Failure, but in the 21st century, Scotland is pursuing independence.
  • The Scrappy: Making no claims about how wide-spread this viewpoint was, some Dinosaucers fans hated all the human characters equally, for taking up plot and episode time that could've been devoted to the dinosaurs.
    • The same can be said for the Furballs, who were little more than annoying pets.
  • The Producer Thinks of Everything: The show makes no claims as to how the dinosaurs of Earth were mysteriously wiped out. It's a mystery. While scientific consensus, or the majority of thinkers, have reason to believe it was likely an asteroid, there do exist alternative explanations. Nothing is ever asserted with absolute certainty.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Teryx and Ichy. Her feelings for him come out of nowhere, Ichy was barely in the episode that featured the couple, and the two had next to no meaningful interactions throughout the rest of the show.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Princess Dei, Rex's older sister who was the true leader of the Tyrannos and the only Tyranno on Reptilon. She only appeared in three episodes, one of which was a dream.
    • Any one-shot villains that weren't the Tyrannos.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The whole series had the potential to be awesome—alien dinosaurs that can transform into giant dinosaurs, and armed with laser guns and cool spaceships. Unfortunately, the show went out of its way to make sure there was as little violence as possible, probably because of the Animation Age Ghetto. It also doesn't help that the characters didn't have much personality.
    • Also the backstory for the show's conflict: Rex and Dei's parents once ruled Reptilon but were overthrown by the Dinosorcerer and Dinosorceress. The planet then split into two factions, those loyal to the sorcerers and those loyal to the house of Rex. Genghis and Dei then formed to Tyrannos to overthrow the sorcerers and reclaim complete control of the planet, Rex being sent to Earth to conquer it and use its resources to take back Reptilon. However, the explanation for the conflict has to be pieced together from info given in different episodes and the show largely ignored this conflict.