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* TrappedInThePast: Janine figures that since everyone's going to be stuck in the past for good, she might as well [[GoingNative mingle with the locals]].
* TyrannosaurusRex: Despite using a lot of lesser-known dinosaurs, Ciencin doesn't pass up the opportunity to include T. rex in his dinosaur roster.
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* TrappedInThePast: Janine figures that since everyone's going to be stuck in the past for good, she might as well [[GoingNative mingle with the locals]].
* TyrannosaurusRex: Despite using a lot of lesser-known dinosaurs, Ciencin doesn't pass up the opportunity to include T. rex in his dinosaur roster.
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Written by ScottCiencin, and published rapid-fire between 1999 and 2000. One just called ''Dinoverse'' came out first, then was later divided into ''I Was a Teenage T. Rex'' and ''The Teens That Time Forgot''. After that came ''Raptor Without a Cause'', ''Please Don't Eat the Teacher'', ''Dinosaurs Ate My Homework'', and ''Beverley Hills Brontosaurus''. Each pair of books has its own set of characters, though the third pair has Mr. London from the second set and Bertram from the first return.

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Written by ScottCiencin, Creator/ScottCiencin, and published rapid-fire between 1999 and 2000. One just called ''Dinoverse'' came out first, then was later divided into ''I Was a Teenage T. Rex'' and ''The Teens That Time Forgot''. After that came ''Raptor Without a Cause'', ''Please Don't Eat the Teacher'', ''Dinosaurs Ate My Homework'', and ''Beverley Hills Brontosaurus''. Each pair of books has its own set of characters, though the third pair has Mr. London from the second set and Bertram from the first return.



* BigManOnCampus: Mike.

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* BodySnatcher: See {{Animorphism}}

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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* FollowTheLeader: The ''Dinoverse'' series probably wouldn't have been created had it not been for the immense popularity of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. ScottCiencin was also the author of several of the ''{{Literature/Dinotopia}}'' spin-off novels, which probably also played a hand in its creation.

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* FollowTheLeader: The ''Dinoverse'' series probably wouldn't have been created had it not been for the immense popularity of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. ScottCiencin Creator/ScottCiencin was also the author of several of the ''{{Literature/Dinotopia}}'' spin-off novels, which probably also played a hand in its creation.



* LovableAlphaBitch: Eventually, Candayce ends up in this slot.

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* RebelliousSpirit: Janine Farehouse.
* ScienceFair: It all starts with one of those.

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* ShownTheirWork: All of the dinosaurs described are from the Cretaceous, and although ScottCiencin does include stock dinosaurs, many of the species shown are rather obscure.
* ShoutOut: Janine once sings the lyrics to [[{{Film/ThreeAmigos}} My Little Buttercup]].

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* ShownTheirWork: All of the dinosaurs described are from the Cretaceous, and although ScottCiencin Creator/ScottCiencin does include stock dinosaurs, many of the species shown are rather obscure.
* ShoutOut: Janine once sings the lyrics to [[{{Film/ThreeAmigos}} [[Film/ThreeAmigos My Little Buttercup]].



* TeenGenius: Bertram. It's mentioned in passing that Mr. London was like this once, too.

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* TimeTravel
* {{Tomboy}}: Patience [=McCray=] from the second set.

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* DudeMagnet: Candayce. This extends even to when she becomes a ''Leptoceratops'', as she ends up attracting a small harem of male ''Leptoceratopses'' who practically worship her.

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** The first book has an ''Elasmosaurus'' using its neck to constrict like a snake. Plesiosaur necks don't work like that.


** In the second pair, Will names a variety of raptors things like Big Guy, Buddy, Binky, and Junior (later he renames it Hook). He then calls a Tenotosaurus "Tink". Zane calls his body's little brother "Runt". Patience names the first Acrocanthosaurus she meets Number 47, the number of her personal enemy, calls the chivalrous one who likes her first Green Knight, and later GK, and when she meets her body's parents she calls them [[Series/TheBradyBunch Mom and Pop Brady]]. Mr. London names his little posse of hypsilophodon friends Leo (after UsefulNotes/LeonardoDaVinci), Albert (after UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein), Carl (after Creator/CarlSagan), and Hal (after [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL-9000]]).

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** In the second pair, Will names a variety of raptors things like Big Guy, Buddy, Binky, and Junior (later he renames it Hook). He then calls a Tenotosaurus "Tink". Zane calls his body's little brother "Runt". Patience names the first Acrocanthosaurus she meets Number 47, the number of her personal enemy, calls the chivalrous one who likes her first Green Knight, and later GK, and when she meets her body's parents she calls them [[Series/TheBradyBunch Mom and Pop Brady]]. Mr. London names his little posse of hypsilophodon friends Leo (after UsefulNotes/LeonardoDaVinci), Creator/LeonardoDaVinci), Albert (after UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein), Carl (after Creator/CarlSagan), and Hal (after [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL-9000]]).


** In the second pair, Will names a variety of raptors things like Big Guy, Buddy, Binky, and Junior (later he renames it Hook). He then calls a Tenotosaurus "Tink". Zane calls his body's little brother "Runt". Patience names the first Acrocanthosaurus she meets Number 47, the number of her personal enemy, calls the chivalrous one who likes her first Green Knight, and later GK, and when she meets her body's parents she calls them [[TheBradyBunch Mom and Pop Brady]]. Mr. London names his little posse of hypsilophodon friends Leo (after LeonardoDaVinci), Albert (after UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein), Carl (after Creator/CarlSagan), and Hal (after [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL-9000]]).

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** In the second pair, Will names a variety of raptors things like Big Guy, Buddy, Binky, and Junior (later he renames it Hook). He then calls a Tenotosaurus "Tink". Zane calls his body's little brother "Runt". Patience names the first Acrocanthosaurus she meets Number 47, the number of her personal enemy, calls the chivalrous one who likes her first Green Knight, and later GK, and when she meets her body's parents she calls them [[TheBradyBunch [[Series/TheBradyBunch Mom and Pop Brady]]. Mr. London names his little posse of hypsilophodon friends Leo (after LeonardoDaVinci), UsefulNotes/LeonardoDaVinci), Albert (after UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein), Carl (after Creator/CarlSagan), and Hal (after [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL-9000]]).


** In the second pair, Will names a variety of raptors things like Big Guy, Buddy, Binky, and Junior (later he renames it Hook). He then calls a Tenotosaurus "Tink". Zane calls his body's little brother "Runt". Patience names the first Acrocanthosaurus she meets Number 47, the number of her personal enemy, calls the chivalrous one who likes her first Green Knight, and later GK, and when she meets her body's parents she calls them [[TheBradyBunch Mom and Pop Brady]]. Mr. London names his little posse of hypsilophodon friends Leo (after LeonardoDaVinci), Albert (after AlbertEinstein), Carl (after Creator/CarlSagan), and Hal (after [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL-9000]]).

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** In the second pair, Will names a variety of raptors things like Big Guy, Buddy, Binky, and Junior (later he renames it Hook). He then calls a Tenotosaurus "Tink". Zane calls his body's little brother "Runt". Patience names the first Acrocanthosaurus she meets Number 47, the number of her personal enemy, calls the chivalrous one who likes her first Green Knight, and later GK, and when she meets her body's parents she calls them [[TheBradyBunch Mom and Pop Brady]]. Mr. London names his little posse of hypsilophodon friends Leo (after LeonardoDaVinci), Albert (after AlbertEinstein), UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein), Carl (after Creator/CarlSagan), and Hal (after [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL-9000]]).

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* DumbDinos: Averted - the non-transformed dinosaurs the protagonists encounter are often friendly, intelligent, and helpful.


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* TheNicknamer: Pretty much every character meets at least one native that they subsequently name. In the first pair, Mike calls his rival T. Rex [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Moriarty]]. Janine calls an Elasmosaurus Nessie, a 'slow' Quetzalcoatlus Bobo, a Triceratops Mc Gurk, and her semi-boyfriend quetzalcoatlus [[NorseMythology Loki the Trickster]]. In her cameo in a later book, she calls skater boy Aaron "Slick" after he offends the school bully, and refers to Mr. London as Mr. L. Canadayce calls her leptoceraptopsian admirers things like Han and Bluto. Bertram calls the ankylosaur who falls in love with him Beanie - "because she's brown and round. Like a bean."
** In the second pair, Will names a variety of raptors things like Big Guy, Buddy, Binky, and Junior (later he renames it Hook). He then calls a Tenotosaurus "Tink". Zane calls his body's little brother "Runt". Patience names the first Acrocanthosaurus she meets Number 47, the number of her personal enemy, calls the chivalrous one who likes her first Green Knight, and later GK, and when she meets her body's parents she calls them [[TheBradyBunch Mom and Pop Brady]]. Mr. London names his little posse of hypsilophodon friends Leo (after LeonardoDaVinci), Albert (after AlbertEinstein), Carl (after CarlSagan), and Hal (after [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL-9000]]).

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* TheNicknamer: Pretty much every character meets at least one native that they subsequently name. In the first pair, Mike calls his rival T. Rex [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Moriarty]]. Janine calls an Elasmosaurus Nessie, a 'slow' Quetzalcoatlus Bobo, a Triceratops Mc Gurk, and her semi-boyfriend quetzalcoatlus [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Loki the Trickster]]. In her cameo in a later book, she calls skater boy Aaron "Slick" after he offends the school bully, and refers to Mr. London as Mr. L. Canadayce calls her leptoceraptopsian admirers things like Han and Bluto. Bertram calls the ankylosaur who falls in love with him Beanie - "because she's brown and round. Like a bean."
** In the second pair, Will names a variety of raptors things like Big Guy, Buddy, Binky, and Junior (later he renames it Hook). He then calls a Tenotosaurus "Tink". Zane calls his body's little brother "Runt". Patience names the first Acrocanthosaurus she meets Number 47, the number of her personal enemy, calls the chivalrous one who likes her first Green Knight, and later GK, and when she meets her body's parents she calls them [[TheBradyBunch Mom and Pop Brady]]. Mr. London names his little posse of hypsilophodon friends Leo (after LeonardoDaVinci), Albert (after AlbertEinstein), Carl (after CarlSagan), Creator/CarlSagan), and Hal (after [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL-9000]]).


* SpoiledSweet: Claire. However, she hates the constant coddling, and when in the body of a forty-five foot predator claims to be "Holly" and much tougher.


* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Aside from anything bipedal having useable hands and human-style shoulder flexibility, it's generally averted. Lots of things are dated ''now'', but were believed at the time. It does get brought up in the final set, though, in which the MIND Machine's gone berzerk and we have kids inhabiting dinosaurs from many eras in one place and time.

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Aside from anything bipedal having useable hands and human-style shoulder flexibility, it's generally averted. Lots of things are dated ''now'', but were believed at the time. It does get brought up in the final set, though, in which the MIND Machine's gone berzerk and we have kids inhabiting dinosaurs from many eras in one place and time.time.
** T. rex living exclusively on fish?!


* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Aside from anything bipedal having useable hands and human-style shoulder flexibility, it's generally averted. Lots of things are dated ''now'', but were believed at the time. It does get brought up in the final set, though, in which the MIND Machine's gone berzerk and we have kids inhabiting dinosaurs from many eras in one place and time.



* SomewhereAPaleontologistIsCrying: Aside from anything bipedal having useable hands and human-style shoulder flexibility, it's generally averted. Lots of things are dated ''now'', but were believed at the time. It does get brought up in the final set, though, in which the MIND Machine's gone berzerk and we have kids inhabiting dinosaurs from many eras in one place and time.


** Alternate universes may be involved in the second set of books. It's basically stated that [[spoiler: Hook]] is unusually smart, and saving him is tied to the [[TitleDrop Dinoverse]] which has peaceful highly-evolved dinosaurs in the present day.



* [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards Linear Dinosaurs, Quadratic Pterosaur]]: In any given book it doesn't take long for kids in dinosaur bodies to get the hang of it and become as good at any given task as others of the species. They're also just about universally strong and sturdy. Janine in a Quetzalcoatlus body is substantially less sturdy and takes a long time and pronounced effort to learn to fly - but flight is a very intensely useful ability. Flying, Janine could find lost party members, scout out areas for resources and threats, retrieve items from far away, and escape hazards herself. After she learns a fair amount of the book has her absent or unable to fly, for one reason or another. In all the later books, no one else is put into a body that flies.

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* [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards Linear Dinosaurs, Quadratic Pterosaur]]: In any given book it doesn't take long for kids in dinosaur bodies to get the hang of it and become as good at any given task as others of the species. They're also just about universally strong and sturdy. Janine in a Quetzalcoatlus body is substantially less sturdy and takes a long time and pronounced effort to learn to fly - but flight is a very intensely useful ability. Flying, Janine could solve nearly every problem the group faces - she could find lost party members, scout out areas for resources and threats, retrieve items from far away, and escape hazards herself. After she learns a fair amount to fly most of the rest of the book has her absent or unable to fly, for one reason or another. In all the later books, no one else is put into a body that flies.



* SeashellBra: Despite not having anything to cover, Candayce doesn't feel comfortable going naked. She tries sticking leaves on with sap -- they fall off. She ends up getting the quetzalcoatl to make a top-and-bottom out of seashells with holes poked in them and strung together by vines; these last a little longer.

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* SeashellBra: Despite not having anything to cover, Candayce doesn't feel comfortable going naked. She tries sticking leaves on with sap -- they fall off. She ends up getting the quetzalcoatl to make Janine takes pity and makes her a top-and-bottom out of seashells with holes poked in them and strung together by vines; these last this lasts a little longer.



* SpoiledSweet: Claire. However, she hates the constant coddling, and when in the body of a forty-five foot predator claims to be "Holly".

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* SpoiledSweet: Claire. However, she hates the constant coddling, and when in the body of a forty-five foot predator claims to be "Holly"."Holly" and much tougher.

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