- Anti-Climax Boss: Moorkus Rex himself. If you try to confront him without the complete tablet, he growls a series of increasingly alarming threats, then eventually eats you. If you collect the final piece of the tablet from his lair first, all you have to do is click him with it: His facade is then shattered, and he's revealed to be a mouse, who quickly scurries away.
- Complete Monster: Moorkus Rex, obviously. He doesn't want to conquer the world so much as simply dismember it, and his Tyranns cut swaths of destruction wherever they go. His real power is illusion and fakery - he lies every time he opens his mouth, trying to sow confusion and despair, while the real threat — the Tyrann — destroys everything in their path. It unfortunately works all too well on Dina.
- The Enslaver. He sent the dinosaurs and humans through hell and broke their trust all because he hated them. If it hadn't been for him the Tyrann wouldn't have returned and invaded.
- Crowning Music of Awesome: Thaa's Secret.
- Actually, a majority of the soundtrack is Crowning Music of Awesome, especially Thaa's Secret and the main theme.
- Chekhov's Gun: Staring at you the whole time you play, your cube-shaped mouse cursor. When you finally assemble the tablets, your mouse cursor is replaced by the resulting cube, allowing you to defeat Moorkus Rex merely by clicking him. Doubles as Foreshadowing.
- Nightmare Fuel: Plenty of it in this game.
- The Castra◊ tribe and their almost emotionless whisper start out as this. Their first act is to hold Eve hostage, and it goes downhill from there. They eventually apologize and ally themselves with you, but Dina chooses to stay permanently and mourn Mungo, denying you your spirit guide until near the end of the game.
- The Embalmer tribe. Their masks rival the Castra for sheer creepiness, and their ritual which you have to do with your father's body involves cutting out the heart — for starters. It's so bad that Jabber the executioner is mentally scarred from being tricked into performing it.
- Moorkus Rex is a prime example, especially when you meet him at the end. He's one bloody nasty customer. What he does to Mungo, Dina's mate, is enough to make anyone shudder. He shows you his dismembered horn, says Mungo begged to be his slave, then says that he tortured Mungo to death. Fortunately, the horn is shown later to be a fake, and Mungo is found alive and uninjured..
- The Tyrann mooks were no prettier. They looked like mutated Utahraptors, and if you were unfortunate enough to encounter them in the field, it didn't end wellnote .