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->"Tyrannosaurus ''is the most superb carnivorous mechanism among the terrestrial Vertebrata, in which raptorial power and speed are combined."''
-->-- '''Henry Fairfield Osborn''', the paleontologist who coined the new genus in 1905
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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. It helps the name was described by [[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} Randall Munroe]] [[https://xkcd.com/1056/ as]] [[AwesomeMcCoolName the most badass scientific name ever]] after ''Smilodon fatalis'' ([[PantheraAwesome Saber-toothed cat]])[[note]]by normal codes of nomenclature the T. rex -- in all likelihood -- should be named the rather less impressive "Manospondylus gigas" ("giant porous vertebra")... but by the time this became clear -- and the rules of nomenclature had been standardised enough -- T. rex was already so entrenched in the public consciousness that no-one bothered to push for M. gigas and it was more-or-less ignored until T. rex was officially granted specific status and hence was 'allowed' to supersede M. gigas. It also almost ended up with the still admittedly impressive but [[OverlyLongName something of a mouthful]] ''Dynamosaurus imperiosus'' ("imperial powerful lizard"). There were actually two T.rex skeletons discovered nearby, initially thought to be separate species, and the on named D. imperiosus was mixed with an incomplete ankylosaur skeleton and thought to have an armored back. "D. imperiosus" was the first of the two discovered, but the priority in scientific names is based on the first to be '''described''' in a scientific paper. The same paleontologist, Henry Fairfield Osborn, discovered both skeletons and his descriptions of both "species" were published in the same paper in 1905. ''T. rex'' by coincidence ended up with a lower page number than "D. imperiosus" and thus took priority, because its description was published a few minutes earlier.[[/note]]. The ''T. rex'' in general is often used as a RuleOfCool stereotype, and is a frequent target of the NinjaPirateZombieRobot trope. (Vampire ''T. rex'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAYf9YJSKXc anyone?]].)

In fiction, ''Tyrannosaurus'', like all carnivorous dinosaurs, seems to [[ToServeMan 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 ''Tyrannosaurus'' [[RoarBeforeBeating roaring constantly]] and [[BadVibrations shaking the earth with every step]] as well as always active and on the prowl, [[SuperPersistentPredator 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]] Paleontologists now seem to think that ''Tyrannosaurus'' and other large theropods may not have roared at all and probably made hissing, rumbling, and growling sounds like crocodiles, which physically ''can't'' roar. It might have also been on a frequency too low for human ears to register like the sounds often made by modern elephants, and we wouldn't hear it, we'd ''feel'' it. However, roaring is impressive, and ''T. rex'' is perhaps the most impressive land predator in history, so in fiction it ''must'' roar despite the lack of evidence as to whether it was capable of doing so in reality.[[/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 addition, it's theorized that large, adult ''Tyrannosaurus'' would hunt less and basically KillSteal the hunts of other carnivores and younger ''T. rex''; the highly advanced olfactory sense of the creature allowed it to sniff out carrion from miles away, and a roar would have ''definitely'' helped scare off smaller dinosaurs from a kill. Due to an adult's size and strength, however, it's also very possible that it simply fought animals like ''[[TemperCeratops Triceratops]]'' and won[[note]]Though recent evidence suggests that they sometimes [[BadassCrew hunted in packs]][[/note]], whereas younger, smaller ''Tyrannosaurus'' hunted hadrosaurs[[note]]Duck-billed dinosaurs who were once theorized to have lived by rivers and ran when confronted[[/note]] the old fashioned way. Even in that case, a roar could've been helpful; even the most active predators are unlikely to ''pass up'' the opportunity to steal a free meal if they can, and a ''Tyrannosaurus'' might well have needed to threaten off other dinos (including other ''Tyrannosaurus'') while eating.

In earlier fiction especially, ''all'' carnivorous dinosaurs on the bigger-than-a-human side tend to be confused with ''T. rex'', and ''Tyrannosaurus'' 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 ''Tyrannosaurus'' 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 ''Tyrannosaurus'''s bite, which is theorized to have been the most powerful bite of all dinosaurs, hence the need to have small arms where other predators would have clawing weapons. 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 200 pounds (90 kilograms). Because of this, ''T. rex'' might have used them to hold onto struggling prey while it dispatched it with its jaws. In addition, they could have also been used to help lift the ''T. rex'' from a sleeping position when it was waking up. 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 ''Tyrannosaurus'' 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 Stone Age -- 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 ''Tyrannosaurus'' by a good 10 million years ''longer'' than ''T. rex'' predates us.

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/StockDinosaursSaurischianDinosaurs Tarbosaurus]]'' and the smaller North American ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursSaurischianDinosaurs Albertosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Daspletosaurus]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursSaurischianDinosaurs Gorgosaurus]]''. Earlier members were small and quick, such as ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Eotyrannus]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherSmallTheropods Guanlong]]''.

There is also ongoing research about the theory that it (along with other tyrannosaurids) might have had feathers similar to the dromeaosaurids, ornithomimids, therizinosaurids, oviraptorids and (of course) modern-day birds due to being in the same clade as them ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coelurosauria Coelurosauria]]), as well as having a relative in China named ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Yutyrannus]]'', which is proven to have sported plumage. Even if it did have feathers, most paleontologists speculate that it likely wouldn't have adhered to the GoofyFeatheredDinosaur image and would've only had a thin coat of feathers at most in adulthood given its sheer size. While nothing has [[StealthPun been set in stone]] (with being either feathered or "naked" both equally plausible, though some think it [[TakeAThirdOption was only partially covered]]), the debate continues to this day, since on the other hand impressions of scales on parts of the body have been found on other types of tyrannosaurids and even ''T. rex'' itself.

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 [[ArtisticLicenseGeography 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'', and in fact that's still debated among paleontologists.[[note]]The one known species, ''Tarbosaurus bataar'' ([[AwesomeMcCoolName Alarming Lizard Hero]]) is so similar to ''T. rex'' that the name ''Tyrannosaurus bataar'' might be more appropriate (though "Tyrant Lizard Hero" would be something of an oxymoron). However some scientists have concluded based on skull analysis that ''Tarbosaurus'' did not have binocular vision (that is, the ability to focus both eyes in the same direction, allowing for depth perception) while ''Tyrannosaurus'' did, which would be a rather significant difference despite the two species being otherwise very similar. Given the lack of surviving genetic samples from 65 million years ago to compare, it's probably impossible to know for sure. So far, ''Tarbosaurus'' skeletons have on average been smaller than those of ''Tyrannosaurus''. The same debate has come up with another more recently discovered Chinese tyrannosaur, ''Zhuchengtyrannus magnus'' ("Great Zhucheng Tyrant"), whose two specimens discovered are in between the other two species' average sizes.[[/note]]

Since ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', another, even larger theropod, ''[[SavageSpinosaurs Spinosaurus]]'', became ''T. rex'''s archnemesis, despite being from a different time period and a different continent. See SpinosaurusVersusTRex for more detail.

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''.]]''

For the 1960s-1970s glam rock group variously known as Tyrannosaurus Rex or simply [[http://vevegames.com/prehistoric-pizza T.Rex]], go '''[[Music/MarcBolan here]]'''.

Compare ''{{Megalodon}}'' (another extinct giant predator).

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* ''Anime/DinoZaurs'': Dino Tyranno takes the form of a T-Rex and is the leader of the Dino Knights as one would expect of a team of dinosaur-themed heroes.
* 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''.
* 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 Conductor Tyranno, who currently holds the title of the most powerful monster that can be normal summoned, Tyranno Infinity, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill whose effect can make him one of the most powerful monsters in the game]], and Ultimate Conductor Tyranno, an ''extremely'' powerful boss monster that combines the best traits of Ultimate and Super Conductor. A few other monsters have some resemblance to ''T. rex'' as well, including Cyber Saurus (a cyborg ''T. rex''), Dinomist Rex (a robotic vehicle-like ''T. rex''), Fossil Dragon Skullgios ([[DemBones a skeletal ''T. rex'']]), and the InNameOnly monsters Two-Headed King Rex and Giant Rex (a [[DinosaursAreDragons two-headed dragon]] and a ''Spinosaurus'', respectively).
* 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 title character from ''Manga/{{Gon}}'' is one. The video game adaptation has him fighting a full-grown ''Tyrannosaurus''.
* ''Manga/{{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'', [[SpinosaurusVersusTRex it defeats their pet]]''[[SpinosaurusVersusTRex Spinosaurus]]''.
** ''T. rex'' also appeared in other ''Doraemon'' works, namely ones about dinosaurs.
** A latest episode featuring snow-roaming dinosaurs showed a [[ShownTheirWork nicely-feathered]] ''Tyrannosaurus'', as well as its [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter adorably-floofy]] baby which the main protagonists befriend. However, both are depicted [[MisplacedWildlife living in the Arctic]] (the smaller ''Nanuqsaurus'' would have been a more appropriate choice).
** Subverted in ''Nobita's New Dinosaurs'', where the rex's Asian counterpart ''Tarbosaurus'' fills in for the role.
* ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' 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]].
* ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'': In the 2-part episode "Fossil Fools", one of the dinosaur monsters created by Dr. Moro is the D-rex, a cross between a ''Tyrannosaurus'' and King Dedede. Earlier in Part 1, the Cappies dig up a whole fossilized skeleton of a ''T. rex'', and later King Dedede dreams that he is riding a living one [[DinosaursAreDragons that breathes fire]].
* In ''Anime/YouAreUmasou'', both our core protagonist and several of his most persistent antagonists are all T. rexes, referred to as Big Jaws.
* The homeroom teacher of the protagonists, Terano-sensei from ''Manga/SetonAcademyJoinThePack'' is a 116 years old T. rex. Despite his scary expressions he's quite reasonable towards his students.
* ''Tyra and Cera'': One of the titular protagonist is a ''T. rex'' named Tyra, who [[IJustWantToHaveFriends desires to make a friend]] and attempts to befriend the other titular protagonist, a ''Triceratops'' named Cera, though her carnivorous nature makes it awkward (and often terrifying). As with all the dinosaur and reptile characters, her design shifts from a dinosaur (in reality) to [[LittleBitBeastly a human girl with a tyrannosaur's tail]].
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} has a giant animatronic ''[[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman%27s_T-Rex 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.''
* ''ComicBook/MajorBummer'' features a Nazi dinosaur from a parallel universe named "[[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/001/845/056/392 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".
* 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.
* 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.
* ''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.
* ''ComicBook/SuperDinosaur'' is a ''T. rex'' genetically modified to be smaller and smarter - close but not-quite-human in both respects. Also, many of the villains are anthropomorphic dinosaurs; and one of the major ones is Tyrannosaurus X.
* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': At one point a time traveling Wondy runs across a T-rex, except it's also in a time it doesn't belong in. She decides it must have somehow been preserved in ice from the ice age.
* ''ComicBook/{{XTNCT}}'': The leader of the group of [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters rogue dinosaur soldiers]] is a Tyrannosaurus Rex [[ADogNamedDog named Rex]].
* ''ComicBook/XMen'' has a couple of examples.
** In ''Uncanny X-Men #62'', the original five X-Men visit the Savage Land and find themselves face to face with a tyrannosaurus. ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/x-men/images/9/96/62big_cyclops-trex.gif/revision/latest?cb=20091106170313 gives it a face full of optic blast.]]
** In ''Uncanny X-Men #19'' (of the 2010s renumbering), ComicBook/{{Magneto}} is attacked by a tyrannosaurus. This is actually not an example of the usual "inexplicable taste for human flesh" -- [[https://xmenxpert.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/trex-2.png it's being mind-controlled]] by ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}.
* Subverted in the ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' comic ''Turtles in Time'', where T. rex's close relative ''Tarbosaurus'' takes its place as the big predator the heroes have to deal with.
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* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' has "the awesome Tyrannosaurus Mex" ruling the land SouthOfTheBorder. Of course, the king of the dinosaurs has been the subject of several other cartoons like one where a family is sitting around the dinner table. The father is holding a bowl of mashed potatoes and saying to his wife "Hey look, I am trying to pass the potatoes!...My arms are just as useless as yours."
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin in his fantasies often imagines himself as a Tyrannosaurus gorging himself 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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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* 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.
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' features Sue, the ''T. Rex'' skeleton in the Field Museum in Chicago, which in the sequel [[spoiler: gets reanimated by Harry Dresden, as in ''Literature/DeadBeat'']].
* One of the MechaMooks in [[spoiler:the Ultra-Humanite's]] lair in ''Fanfic/NeitherABirdNorAPlaneItsDeku'' happens to be a ''T. rex'' that [[BreathWeapon breathes fire]].
* ''Fanfic/PrehistoricEarth'', which is heavily based upon both ''Franchise/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' and ''Series/PrehistoricPark'', naturally includes the species as one of the animals rescued for display in the titular park. The representatives rescued include a mated pair of adults (with the female in said pair named after the BigBad from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''), three juveniles, and an elderly male named [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Sharptooth]] (with another adult female named Rhea joining the party much later in the story after initially serving as a distraction for a villainous prehistoric animal smuggling operation). And out of all of the t-rex featured, Sharptooth in particular proves particularly difficult to deal with during his earliest appearances, and is also so [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever gobsmackingly large]] that he ends up [[{{Notzilla}} bringing heavy comparisons to Godzilla in mind]] over the course of an EscapedAnimalRampage he goes on before he later calms down and becomes more of an antisocial GrumpyOldMan who forms an InterspeciesFriendship with assistant veterinarian Yolanda Hall.
* ''Fanfic/PrehistoricParkReimagined'', being both a ''Series/PrehistoricPark'' fanfic as well as a ContinuityReboot of the above mentioned ''Prehistoric Earth'', includes the species as one of the target species for rescue. Specifically, in the 6th episode of the 1st 'season', ''Return of the King'', an entire family of the species (consisting of two adult parents and their two juvenile offspring) proves both TheDreaded resident KnightOfCerebus amongst the animals of Cretaceous Period Hell Creek, and are successfully rescued alongside multiple other local prehistoric wildlife just in time to avoid falling victim to extinction via the [[TheCretaceousIsAlwaysDoomed infamous]] [[ColonyDrop KT Event asteroid]].
* In ''Fanfic/ThisBites'', when the Straw Hats arrive to Little Garden, [[SelfInsert Cross]] declares his intent to ride himself a T. rex, rodeo style. And boy, does he! He gets to do it two more times: during the Thriller Bark arc, this time with a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot zombie cyborg T. rex]] [[DinosaursAreDragons that breathes fire]], [[RuleOfThree and then once]] more during Skelter Bite, on X. Drake's Zoan form.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* One pops up in ''WesternAnimation/MeetTheRobinsons'', brought from the past by [[BigBad Bowler Hat Guy]] to capture [[TheHero Lewis]]. He's actually not so bad once the bowler hat mind-controlling him comes off. The focus on his only speaking scene lead to him becoming the EnsembleDarkhorse.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantasia}}'' features a fight between a ''T. rex'' and a ''Stegosaurus''. 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/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' 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 kicking his ass.
* The ''Carnotaurus'' in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{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}}d by Kron being surprised about the Carno being "this far North". No kidding.
* ''Animation/SpecklesTheTarbosaurus'' subverts the typical trope of when a big theropod is the lead in a movie with a ''T.rex''. The protagonist is a ''Tarbosaurus'', a close relative but distinct genus from ''Tyrannosaurus''. Instead the featured ''Tyrannosaurus'' named One-Eye is the antagonist.
* The main villain of ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' series is Red Claw, the "biggest, meanest, most ferocious [[CallARabbitASmeerp 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. Chomper, a sharptooth who appeared in two of the sequels joins the cast in the TV adaptation.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' features a family of ''T. rex'' cattle ranchers as supporting characters. They are definitely the most badass dinosaurs that Arlo and Spot encounter, driving off other predators with sound of their {{mighty roar}}s and teaching Arlo the concept of courage. Butch, the ThePatriarch of the family, tells a story of how he drowned a crocodile in its own blood and has the scars to prove it.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The 1925 film ''Film/TheLostWorld'' marks ''T. rex'''s first ever appearance on the big-screen. Although ''Allosaurus'' is supposed to be the main predator of the film, the tyrannosaur shows up for one scene where it kills an ''Agathaumas'' (a dubious genus of ceratopsian) that just gored the allosaur to death, proving to be the stronger predator.
* ''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 threats are 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 ''[[SpinosaurusVersusTRex T. rex]]'' [[SpinosaurusVersusTRex killed by the larger]] ''[[SpinosaurusVersusTRex 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).
** The park in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' has been successful enough for years to have regular ''T. rex'' feeding sessions without a hitch. However, the park has made dinosaurs so mundane over the course of a decade that [=InGen=] scientists decide to make a completely new hybrid dinosaur called ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Indominus rex]]'', whose DNA was mostly based on ''T. rex'' but with additions from ''Giganotosaurus'', abelisaurs, cuttlefish, [[spoiler:and ''Velociraptors'']]. Notably however, the film features the return of the exact same female ''Tyrannosaurus'' from the first film, still around on the island after 20 years and with scars on her neck from her encounter with the ''Velociraptors''.
* ''Franchise/KingKong'':
** King Kong in the original [[Film/KingKong1933 1933 film]] battles a ''T. rex''.
** The [[Film/KingKong2005 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 Tyrannosaurid that had been evolving for all the 65 million years the rest of the dinosaurs were dead, into the forms seen in the film. AllInTheManual explains that this species is even bigger due to island gigantism, being almost twice the weight of a ''T. rex''. 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.
** In the original script for ''Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah'', Godzilla was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen supposed]] to be a ''Tyrannosaurus'' before his mutation. Special effects designer Shinji Nishikawa decided against it and instead came up with Godzillasaurus.
* The ''T. rex'' is the DesignatedVillain in the BMovie ''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.
* One ''T. rex'' appears in the 2009 ''Film/LandOfTheLost'', nicknamed "Grumpy" (the same nickname given to him in [[Series/LandOfTheLost1974 the original 1970s TV series]]). 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.
* ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' 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. WordOfGod states it's a ''Giganotosaurus'', but it looks more like a ''T. rex'' with thumbs.
* The 2014 children's film ''Film/{{Dinosaur Island|2014}}'' features a [[ShownTheirWork feathery]] ''[[ShownTheirWork T. rex]]'' [[ShownTheirWork with a chunky, birdlike body frame]]. There's also a brief TakeThat to ''Film/JurassicPark'' and its depiction of the ''T. rex''[='s=] eyesight...
-->'''Kathryn:''' What are you doing!?\\
'''Lucas:''' It can't see us if we don't move!\\
'''Kathryn:''' Where did you get a silly idea like that!? It can see you fine, run!
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* The ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book ''Literature/RobotCommando'' is set on a planet where {{Humongous Mecha}}s are used to herd dinosaurs. Including their king, of course, the ''T. rex'', which can be seen tussling with a mech right on the cover.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* 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 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 ''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.
* 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.
* 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 ''Tarbosaurus'' raised by a carnivore-obsessed billionaire is the main threat 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.]]
* The main antagonist of the first ''Literature/TheMagicTreehouse'' book is one. Also appears in the anime movie, where it was actually portrayed with [[ShownTheirWork non-pronated hands]].
* ''Of course'' a book titled ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' has Tyrannosaurs in it. There aren't many, but each of them (except for the old, toothless and blind Imperial Executioner) is feared and causes awe in all onlookers - and for a good reason. The most commonly-seen example is [[FluffyTheTerrible Snowflake]], albino mount of villainous count Falk.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* 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'', ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', and ''Series/KishiryuSentaiRyusoulger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoFury''.
** 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 during ''Kyoryuger'' was nominally ''Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters'', the actual main selling point was that ''Zyuranger''[='s=] and ''Abaranger''[='s=] Red Rangers were showing up too and bringing their Tyrannosaur mecha to team up with Kyoryu Red and ''his'' Tyrannosaur. This was later adapted as part of ''Series/PowerRangersBeastMorphers''.
** In ''Series/KikaiSentaiZenkaiger'', each of the Zenkaigers is based on a different popular ''Sentai'' theme and can turn into a HumongousMecha reflecting that theme. Zyuran is based on the dinosaur series and can turn into a ''T. rex''.
* In ''Series/MrBean'', our hero sees a Nativity set in a department store and stages a special drama, in which a ''T. rex'' menaces the Holy Family before it gets driven off by tanks and [[Series/DoctorWho a Dalek]].
* 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''.
* The final episode of ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' focused on a family of ''T. rexes'' and an antagonistic ''T. rex''. [[spoiler:They all die.]]
* Double subverted in the documentary ''Series/PlanetDinosaur''. ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' never shows up in the series, with the focus largely being given to less well-known fauna of the Mesozoic. However, the king is very frequently mentioned as essentially a measuring stick for how strong every other creature is, showing that its legendary reputation precedes it.
* ''Tyrannosaurus Rex'' is the very first main target animal for rescue in the edutainment series ''Series/PrehistoricPark'', with two young siblings (named Terrence and Matilda) being safely rescued from extinction alongside a baby triceratops and a herd of ornithomimus to be put on display in the titular FantasticNatureReserve.
* In the Season Two premiere of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', the Waverider crew ends up scattered across time. Ray is found in the Cretaceous Period, while running away from a female ''T. rex'' (whom he named Gertrude) whose eggs he snatched for lunch.
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[[folder:Roleplay]]
* 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 [[EnergyWeapon Frickin' Laser]] EyeBeams, [[BreathWeapon breathe nuclear radiation]], and are {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le. Several notable Mutant T-Rexes include [[ItMakesSenseInContext one that is disguised as a human to be a spy]], a ''T. rex''/[[DinosaursAreDragons 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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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': 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/SmashUp'': The most powerful minion for the Dinosaur faction (and the most powerful minion for any faction that doesn't come with some sort of drawback) is the redundantly-named "King Rex".
* ''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''.
** It also consistently holds the distinction of being one of, if not the, strongest creature of the "Beast" type, making it a very common component in [[{{Munchkin}} overpowered combos]] involving the Polymorph spell, to the point that turning a player into a T. Rex as a solution to every problem in the world is almost a [[MemeticMutation meme]] by now. One Druid spell in 5e may (depending on the DM's interpretation of the rules, as it's not flat-out stated whether the player determines the creatures summoned, or the DM) allow a Druid to summon 8 pixies at once, each of which knows Polymorph - more than enough to turn '''an entire party and then some''' into T. Rexes.
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The climax of the former ''Ride/BackToTheFutureTheRide'' at the Ride/UniversalStudios parks involved the riders getting sent back to a primeval Hill Valley, where they were briefly menaced by a ''T. rex''.
* In most versions of the ''Ride/BigThunderMountainRailroad'' coaster at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, the ride ends with the guests zooming by an excavation site where the skeletal remains of a ''T. rex'' have been uncovered.
* In ''Ride/JurassicParkRiverAdventure'' at the [[Ride/UniversalStudios Islands of Adventure]], a tour of a "fully functional" live dinosaur theme park predictably goes wrong and ends with the boat full of tourists barely avoiding (or, actually being swallowed whole) by a T-Rex.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Takara Tomy has released a fully articulated ''Tyrannosaurus'' [[note]]labelled as ''Tyrannosaurus'' instead of ''T. rex''[[/note]] figure as the first dinosaur figure under the ''Ania Animal Adventure'' line, with the mouth, legs and tail being moveable. It comes with three different colours as well as a feathered variant. In May 2018, they also released a ''T. Rex'' figure based on Rexy from ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom'', with a new head sculpt and a leaner body.
* ''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).
** Despite [[CriticalResearchFailure how inaccurate]] the [[FanNickname Bayformer]] [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries film series]] could be in many sciences, the Grimlock in ''Age of Extinction'' is actually somewhat accurate to the real ''T.rex'', even down to the scaling between him and Optimus Prime being the same as the scale of a human to a normal ''T.rex''...and ''properly digitigrade feet in beast mode''! Granted, he has massive horns jutting out the back of his head and pronated arms (neither of which ''T.rex'' had), but the accuracy is fairly outstanding for a medium like Transformers (which has never really concerned itself with being on top of science).
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[[folder:Video Games]]

* ''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!''
* The BigBad of ''The Adventures of Bleeposaurus'' is a ''T. rex'' named King Tyrannus. Interestingly, the main character is a ''Triceratops''.
* In ''VideoGame/AdventuresOfDinoRiki'', the second boss is a fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus.
* 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/TheArchotekProject'' has one.
* ''VideoGame/ArkSurvivalEvolved'' logically has a ''Tyrannosaurus'', being a [[DinosaurMedia video game with dinosaurs]]. ''However'', it's a ''T. dominum'' (that's "Tyrant Lizard Lord", to you!) instead of a ''T. rex''. It's a lot like a ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-[[ArtisticLicensePaleontology style T. rex]] though, except [[DomesticatedDinosaurs you tame it and]] [[RuleOfCool ride it around]].
* ''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.
* The dinosaur hunting simulator ''VideoGame/{{Carnivores}}'' features the ''T. rex'' as the most dangerous game animal. As soon as it detects the player, it will sniff the air then start charging at a frightening speed. And it can be only killed via a shot in the eye; shooting it at any other spot will simply agitate it.
* ''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/{{Culdcept}}'' features 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/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.
* Both ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' and ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis2'' (think ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' meets ''Franchise/JurassicPark'') have the protagonists being pursued by SuperPersistentPredator ''T. rex''es. The [[VideoGame/DinoCrisis3 third game]] features ''mutant undead T. rexes.''
* ''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'']].
* ''VideoGame/DinosaurSafari'' has one as part of its "Therapod Clad". What kind of dinosaur game would it have been if it hadn't?
* In the UsefulNotes/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.
* ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'' has ''Tyrannosaurus'' (called Tyrasaurus in the English version) as the boss of Chapter 3. They are very strong and hard to attack without the right features. They return again as survivors in later chapters, but are [[DegradedBoss reduced to mere enemies]] and humbled - after being hunted by a Yeti family in Chapter 4, they are saved by the FinalBoss and made into his servants. There are also ''Allosaurus'' (Omosaurus in the English version), which serve as TheDragon for the ''Tyrannosaurus'' in Chapter 3. While not as powerful, they are also hard to inflict damage.
* 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.
* ''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 sequels scale it back a bit; the ''T. rex'' is still powerful and makes it onto the packaging, but not quite ''as'' powerful or prominent as it was before. The third game, ''Fossil Fighters: Frontier'', also gives the player a sidekick that's like a little ''T. rex'' (but is instead a made-up species called a Nibblesaurus).
* Both ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' games feature ''T. rex''es.
* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', the Donderasaurus is essentially a ''T. rex'' in spiky armor. It's TheDragon to Emperor Dondera, though not [[DinosaursAreDragons a dragon]].
* A recurring boss from ''[[VideoGame/JoeAndMac Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja]]''. The last level took place [[WombLevel inside it, even]].
* 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).
* ''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.
* ''VideoGame/{{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.
* In ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', O-D-O, 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]]. [[spoiler:And judging by later reveals, it may not even be natural.]]
* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/LostEden'' uses ''Tyrannosaurus'', called Tyrann, as invading armies.
* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
** 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.
** One of the Sigma Stage bosses in ''VideoGame/MegaManX1'', D-Rex, was intended to be a [[HumongousMecha humongous ''T. rex'' mecha]], but by the time the base was discovered by the protagonists, only the head was complete, forcing Sigma to convert it into a tank.
* ''Videogame/MonsterHunter'':
** Tigrex, a type of Flying Wyvern. It has a head that heavily resembles that of ''T. rex'' from Jurassic Park, and as its name implies, is a wyvern version of both a tiger and a T. rex.
** "Brute Wyverns" are [[DinosaursAreDragons a category of theropod dragons]], many of which resemble ''T. rex'' and other dinosaurs. Two infamous ones are the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deviljho]], a ''T. rex'' mixed with {{NotZilla}}, and Glavenus, a ''T. rex'' / ''Carnotaurus'' hybrid with a {{BFS}} for a tail.
** The Anjanath in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunterWorld'', one of the aforementioned Brute Wyverns, is a Tyrannosaurusoid monster. While its head is the correct shape, its arms are incorrectly pronated and sized more appropriately for an ''Appalaciosaurus''. Unique to the game is its vulture-based feather coat, with its head bare and body coated in gray-black feathers. It also has the obviously fantastical addition of an expandable noseridge and fins along its spine in addition to [[DinosaursAreDragons breathing fire]].
* The Dragos in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' are essentially ''T. rex''es 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]]..]].
* 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.]]
* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime's'' Jurassic Marsh has them as one of the dinosaurs. They will use a MightyRoar to scare all zombies in its lane, [[StatusBuff making them move and eat much faster]]. If [[MookFaceTurn charmed by the Perfume-Shroom]], it eats the zombies for a OneHitKill, including Gargantuars. Strangely enough, said ''T rex'' has lots of inaccuracies, for one, it has pretty large arms and it [[AllAnimalsAreDogs sits down on all fours while panting and wagging its tail like a dog]].
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Tyrunt and its evolution Tyrantrum are Rock/[[DinosaursAreDragons Dragon]]-type Pokémon revived from a fossil. As Tyrunt evolves into Tyrantrum, it gains a [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning crown]] and a BadassBeard, making it look like a stereotypical king. Upon their introduction, Tyrunt and Tyrantrum were the only Pokemon with the ability [[ManBitesMan Strong Jaw, which powers up biting moves]], a clear reference to ''T. rex'' having some of the most powerful jaws of any terrestrial predator. [[ShownTheirWork They also have more feathers than half the depictions on this page combined,]] with Tyrantrum's in particular resembling a RegalRuff.
** Some other Pokémon have traits of ''T. rex'', even if not directly based on it like the Tyrunt line. Tyranitar is named after ''Tyrannosaurus'' in English, but is more of a ShoutOut to Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, who himself is based on dinosaurs. The Legendary Pokémon Groudon is an AnimalisticAbomination that resembles ''T. rex'' and similar dinosaurs. Charmander and Charmeleon, like Agumon, are lizards that look slightly like mini ''T. rex'', but they evolve into Charizard, a winged dragon [[DinosaursAreDragons that retains some saurian characteristics like many other dragons in fiction]].
* ''[[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.
* The FinalBoss in ''VideoGame/PrehistorikMan'' is the [[FossilRevival reanimated skeleton]] of a huge ''Tyrannosaurus Rex'' so big only its head is visible during the battle.
* ''Tyrannosaurus'' is one of the playable dinosaurs in ''VideoGame/PrimalCarnage'', and the [[SuperToughness toughest of any class]].
* ''VideoGame/PrimalRage'' has two ''Tyrannosaurus rex''-shaped gods named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Diablo and Sauron]].
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/PuttPutt Travels Through Time'' had a timid but otherwise friendly ''Tyrannosaurus''. This is also probably one of the few works to remember ''T. rex'''s tiny arms [[ShownTheirWork are actually very powerful]].
* 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.
* One of Simmons's forms in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' has him transforming into a zombie ''T. rex'' in his battle against Leon and Helena.
* ''VideoGame/RobotDinosaursThatShootBeamsWhenTheyRoar'', obviously, features a player character named Tyrannosaurus X.
* ''{{VideoGame/Saurian}}'' features one as one of the playable dinosaurs. Unlike most depictions, it is covered in feathers, which it is believed to have possessed in real life. But then [[ScienceMarchesOn science marched on]], and it will be depicted as featherless.
* ''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.
* Among the more wackier enemies to appear in ''VideoGame/SeriousSamII'' 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]].
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** ''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''.
* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'':
** ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' features ''T. rex'' cowboys as enemies in the level "Dino Mines". There are two types: one is green and shoots with a pair of guns (very accurately, too) while the other is blue and throws dynamite sticks. Averted, however, with their incarnation in ''VideoGame/SpyroReignitedTrilogy'', where they have been changed to [[AnthropomorphicShift more anthropomorphic]] [[CartoonCreature non-descript theropods]].
** In ''VideoGame/SpyroEnterTheDragonfly'', much of the [[{{Mooks}} Riptocs]] are based on ''T. rex''. One in particular is the T-Rex 1000, robotic ''Tyrannosaurus'' that [[EyeBeams fire lasers from one eye]] with deadly accuracy.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' features many dinosaurs, some of which are inspired by ''T. rex''. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' features a photorealistic (if not completely accurate) ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-style ''T. rex'' for Mario to [[GrandTheftMe Capture]] and wreak (benevolent) havoc with. Before its introduction, there was also series staple Yoshi, a cutesy frugivore therapod that vaguely resembles ''T. rex'', and Rex, a Yoshi-like dinosaur enemy that resembles [[DinosaursAreDragons a winged (albeit flightless) dragon]]. BigBad Bowser, while a CartoonCreature turtle monster rather than a dinosaur, also has some design features reminiscent of ''Tyrannosaurus''. In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion3'', the caveman ghost Ug possesses a ''T. rex'' skeleton in the Unnatural History Museum to attack Luigi. You have to break open its ribcage to smack Ug out of there.
* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'':
** The [=RedEye=] tribe consists 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.
* A ''Tyrannosaurus Rex'' is one of four StockDinosaurs to appear in the [[JungleJapes Amazon stage]] from ''VideoGame/StriderArcade'', resurrected as part of the Grandmaster's experiments. There's also the fourth boss in the [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canonical]] ''VideoGame/StriderReturns'', which is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot fire-breathing, half-rotten cyborg alien Tyrannosaurus]] with a {{BFG}}.
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}: Dinosaur Hunter''. The second-to-last boss is a {{Cyborg}} ''T. rex'' armed with [[SlowLaser Slow Lasers]] .
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe 2'' has Drill Sargeant Big John, a '''T. rex''' wearing a military helmet and vest.
* In ''VideoGame/WiiPlayMotion'', the final enemy of the ''Trigger Twist'' minigame is a Tyrannosaurus rex that will chase your Mii down.
* 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.
* The ''{{VideoGame/Xenoblade}}'' series has the Saruos species, which very much are based on the ''T. Rex''. Though, their counterparts in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' more closely resemble them.[[note]]Funny enough, the main character of ''2'' is simply named Rex.[[/note]]
* Adoptable in ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon'', in the Dino Digs or Extinct Animals expansions for 1 and 2. Very Popular. Very hungry.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Terry from ''WebAnimation/DinosaurOffice''.
* King Rexxtopher from ''WebAnimation/MightyMagiswords''. [[ShownTheirWork Commendably]], he may be the first cartoon ''T. rex'' to be portrayed with feathers, although he is very much cartoonish and stylized such as having a kangaroo-stance and an additional opposable digit.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': ???'s [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Tyrannomon.]]
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'':
** Cro-Marmot gets attacked by a ''T. rex'' in "Dino-Sore Days".
** Disco Bear gets crushed by a ''T. rex'' and ripped apart by a raptor in his Halloween Smoochie.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* 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.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Dan's adventuring party is chased by a ''T. rex'' at the end of the [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=119 "Dan in the MUD"]] storyline.
* King Samrick from ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' has a talking ''T. rex'' named Benny, with a another head and mouth hidden inside the first, as his herald.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Tagon and the others encounter a group of sapient raptors who were rescued from the asteroid millions of years ago. They have, among others, a dinosaur that the humans refer to as a "T-rex". Of course, the raptors have no idea what that means, and require some clarification.
-->'''Tagon:''' Is... is Sorlie riding a T-rex?\\
'''Raptor:''' That depends on what you mean by "tee-rex."\\
'''Murtaugh:''' One of Earth's ancient apex predators. Our scientists called it "tyrant king of the lizards."\\
'''Raptor:''' A noble name. We domesticated them. In ''our'' language their name means "beast which allows children to enjoy hunting."\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Tagon:''' Is Sorlie hunting something?\\
'''Raptor:''' No. [[AllAnimalsAreDogs Fluffy-Winkle just wanted to go for a run]].
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* ''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.
* Grarrls from Website/{{Neopets}}, which have the distinct ability (shared with Skeiths) to eat any item the user wishes.
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* ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'': The title [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTgUKCrkVoc Dinosaur]].
* In the ''WebVideo/TierZoo'' episode "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vny05XYFpT0 Should Dinosaurs be Unbanned?]]" Tier Zoo discusses about how well dinosaurs would do in the modern day. The ''T. Rex'' was deemed to have CripplingOverspecialization towards modern day survival -- during the Mesozoic Era, its high attack was useful for hunting large dinosaurs, but in the modern day it would only be useful against elephants as it had [[MightyGlacier slow speed compared to several other types of wildlife]] which would outrun it. Thus, it was AwesomeButImpractical due to having only one viable prey and considered only a C-rank animal. Hilariously, it was hypothesized that the tiny arms were due to the playerbase trolling the devs in retaliation for nerfing their rage ability.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* 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.
* 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.
* Tina from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''.
* 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/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** In "Mesozoic Mindy", Mindy gets menaced by a ''Tyrannosaurus'', despite [[PapaWolf Buttons' attempts to bark at it away]]. The ''T. rex'' soon turns out to be the mother of the egg Mindy had been chasing throughout the episode, and she leaves in peace when Mindy returns her young, though she accidentally sends Buttons flying with a tail whip.
** "Video Review" has the Warners getting chased by a ''T. rex'' that emerged from a ''Film/JurassicPark'' VHS.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has an episode set in Dinosaur Island. Guess what's the first species Bats and Plastic Man encounter?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'': In "Washington, B.C.", Dr. Animo uses his gadget to bring ''Tyrannosaurus'' bones to life.
* A ''T. rex'' wearing a wristwatch and sipping tea makes an appearance in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}''.
* Naturally, there is a ''T. rex'' in ''[[ComicBook/XenozoicTales Cadillacs and Dinosaurs]]''
* The ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Dem Bones" had Dog [[DinosaurDoggieBone trying to eat the bones of a dinosaur in a natural history museum]]. Guess which species of dinosaur?
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has Dan trying to take down a giant dinosaur that destroyed his car.
* One of the one-time villains of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' is a motorcycle-riding ''Tyrannosaurus'' named Johnny T. Rex.
* Watch ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', and several other animated series [[Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse set in]] Franchise/TheDCU 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.
* Tyrannor from ''WesternAnimation/DinkTheLittleDinosaur''.
* 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.
* Completely subverted in ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'' where all of the ''T. rex'' characters are friendly.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', ''Tyrannosaurus'' played the role as the main threat of two episodes, "Dinosaur Ducks" and "Time is Money -- Part 1". As with most depictions at the time, it was portrayed as a giant, slow-moving, tripodal-stanced lizard.
* General Galapagos from ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat''.
* T-Bone from ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs'' is an anthropomorphic ''T. rex'' and is the leader of the heroes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': ''Tyrannosaurus'' appeared in the episodes "The Big Bash" and "Land Before Timmy". Wanda even turned into one in the intro of the TV movie ''WesternAnimation/AbraCatastrophe''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In a CutawayGag, 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.
* Surprisingly averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. ''T. rex'' never shows up until ''The New Fred and Barney Show'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids''. ''Tyrannosaurus'' does make a cameo at the beginning of the made for TV movie ''I Yabba-Dabba Doo''. It is used by the workers at the quarry to grind down huge stones into tiny chunks thanks to its powerful teeth.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** "The Scary Door" segment in ''Bender's Game'' features "the humblest of all 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' follows the TimeTravel corollary. In the episode "Lions and Lambs", Providence faces off against [[ThinkingUpPortals Breach]], who's been empowered with TimeTravel abilities. She opens a portal and brings forth, yeah, you guessed it. Our hero, not knowing yet about Breach's new powers, 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 [[{{Pun}} Tyrannosaurus, Rex]].
* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gigantosaurus}}'', which stars a ''Giganotosaurus'' as its main large carnivore instead of ''T. rex''. That said, ''T. rex'' is frequently mentioned throughout the series, particularly in the episode "Rock Out" where Bill mentions a ''T. rex'' named Toby, who is said to be one of the toughest dinosaurs in all the land.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** The episode "Land Before Swine" has the gang travelling to an AbandonedMine and discover dinosaurs trapped in tree sap, and naturally ''Tyrannosaurus'' is among them. [[spoiler:One of the sap-preserved ''T. rex'' later gets used as a fist for the Shacktron in the final battle against Bill Cipher.]]
** Stan also keeps a ''T. rex'' skull next to the living room sofa, where it's being used as an end table.
* ''I'm a Dinosaur'' has a ''Tyrannosaurus'' with a crown... and three fingers.
* ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois'': The first episode has a ''T. Rex'' chasing after an ''Anatosaurus'' and attacking a ''Triceratops''. Like many cartoons from the '70's, this one depicted ''T. Rex'' in its [[ScienceMarchesOn now-outdated]] "kangaroo" stance.
* 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.
* Because it {{lampshade|Hanging}}s on the idea of [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats Secret Hero Mutant Team]], ''WesternAnimation/KungFuDinoPosse'' has one being the leader.
* ''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.
* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': In episode "Animan", the eponymous villain can take the form of any animal. For the final confrontation, he takes the shape of a ''T. rex''. Cat Noir protests that it's cheating, while Ladybug points that, even extinct, a ''T. rex'' is still an animal.
* 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...
* Noah from ''WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeKeR''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': [[NotZilla Reptar]] is supposedly a mutated ''Tyrannosaurus''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SchoolHouseRock'' depicts 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In the fifth "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" episode, when Homer [[ItMakesSenseInContext travels back in time using a toaster]], he ends up in an era where "dinosaurs aren't just confined to zoos". He remembers that [[ForWantOfANail interacting with anything in the past could alter the future]] and decides not to touch anything. A big Tyrannosaurus is the first thing to attack him and in a subsequent travel, Homer sneezes on him...and causes the extinction of dinosaurs ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and a few Pteranodon]]).
---> '''Homer''': "''This is gonna cost me... ''"
** A resurrected and trained ''T. rex'' with a teddy bear and a sleeping cap appears in "Days of Future Future" where it is told by a grown-up Bart to do a juggling act, which it fails at due its tiny arms and even sheds a tear from it.
** The final segment of "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" has the senior citizens of Springfield transforming into dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles. [[SarcasmMode Surprisingly]], one of the elderly women turns into a ''T. rex''.
* ''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/{{Super 4}}'': In the "Origins" four-parter, a ''T. rex'' is terrorizing the village TeamPet Alien is coming from. The newly formed protagonist group manages to lure it away back into the LostWorld it originated from.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'': A ''T. rex'' appeared in the episode "Timon Alone". However, [[HorrifyingTheHorror even it is scared]] of Pumbaa's UnstoppableRage.
* Tyrannosaurs appear numerous times in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'', starting with "Trex", a bio-mechanical dinosaur designed as a museum exhibit. A Tyrannosaur appears in the flesh in the season 3 opener, "The Land Before Prime", as an escapee from an underground LostWorld. Optimus Prime himself adopts a Tyrannosaurus form after scanning Trex. Optimus Prime's form is somewhat "retro" in design: walking in "kangaroo" stance. The "real" tyrannosaur is more accurately posed and, rather fancifully, has horny protrusions around its eyes. The toy of Optimus in this form is properly stanced.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' featured a ''T. rex'' that spoke with a British accent.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', Xavier and Magneto find themselves trapped in the Savage Land, an island that contains dinosaurs, among other oddities. The two wind up being chased around by a ''T. rex''.
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the most superb carnivorous mechanism among the terrestrial Vertebrata, in which raptorial power and speed are combined."''
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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
following:
* KingOfTheDinosaurs,
for the whole scientific name (genus ''Tyrannosaurus'', species ''rex'') instead depiction of just the first term. It helps the name was described by [[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} Randall Munroe]] [[https://xkcd.com/1056/ as]] [[AwesomeMcCoolName the most badass scientific name ever]] after ''Smilodon fatalis'' ([[PantheraAwesome Saber-toothed cat]])[[note]]by normal codes of nomenclature the T. rex -- in all likelihood -- should be named the rather less impressive "Manospondylus gigas" ("giant porous vertebra")... but by the time this became clear -- and the rules of nomenclature had been standardised enough -- T. rex was already so entrenched in the public consciousness that no-one bothered to push for M. gigas and it was more-or-less ignored until T. rex was officially granted specific status and hence was 'allowed' to supersede M. gigas. It also almost ended up with the still admittedly impressive but [[OverlyLongName something of a mouthful]] ''Dynamosaurus imperiosus'' ("imperial powerful lizard"). There were actually two T.rex skeletons discovered nearby, initially thought to be separate species, and the on named D. imperiosus was mixed with an incomplete ankylosaur skeleton and thought to have an armored back. "D. imperiosus" was the first of the two discovered, but the priority in scientific names is based on the first to be '''described''' in a scientific paper. The same paleontologist, Henry Fairfield Osborn, discovered both skeletons and his descriptions of both "species" were published in the same paper in 1905. ''T. rex'' by coincidence ended up with a lower page number than "D. imperiosus" and thus took priority, because its description was published a few minutes earlier.[[/note]]. The ''T. rex'' in general is often used as a RuleOfCool stereotype, and is a frequent target of the NinjaPirateZombieRobot trope. (Vampire ''T. rex'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAYf9YJSKXc anyone?]].)

In fiction, ''Tyrannosaurus'', like all carnivorous dinosaurs, seems to [[ToServeMan 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 ''Tyrannosaurus'' [[RoarBeforeBeating roaring constantly]] and [[BadVibrations shaking the earth with every step]] as well as always active and on the prowl, [[SuperPersistentPredator 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]] Paleontologists now seem to think that ''Tyrannosaurus'' and other large theropods may not have roared at all and probably made hissing, rumbling, and growling sounds like crocodiles, which physically ''can't'' roar. It might have also been on a frequency too low for human ears to register like the sounds often made by modern elephants, and we wouldn't hear it, we'd ''feel'' it. However, roaring is impressive, and ''T. rex'' is perhaps the most impressive land predator in history, so in fiction it ''must'' roar despite the lack of evidence as to whether it was capable of doing so in reality.[[/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 in fiction, where it used to be. In addition, it's theorized that large, adult ''Tyrannosaurus'' would hunt less and basically KillSteal the hunts of appears far more commonly than other carnivores and younger ''T. rex''; the highly advanced olfactory sense of the creature allowed it to sniff out carrion from miles away, and a roar would have ''definitely'' helped scare off smaller dinosaur species.
* TRexpy, for
dinosaurs from a kill. Due to an adult's size and strength, however, it's also very possible that it simply fought animals like ''[[TemperCeratops Triceratops]]'' and won[[note]]Though recent evidence suggests that they sometimes [[BadassCrew hunted in packs]][[/note]], whereas younger, smaller ''Tyrannosaurus'' hunted hadrosaurs[[note]]Duck-billed dinosaurs who were once theorized to have lived by rivers and ran when confronted[[/note]] the old fashioned way. Even in that case, a roar could've been helpful; even the most active predators are unlikely to ''pass up'' the opportunity to steal a free meal if they can, and a ''Tyrannosaurus'' might well have needed to threaten off other dinos (including other ''Tyrannosaurus'') while eating.

In earlier fiction especially, ''all'' carnivorous dinosaurs on the bigger-than-a-human side tend to be confused with ''T. rex'', and ''Tyrannosaurus'' 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'',
[[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] which aren't that closely related, and aren't nearly referred to 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 ''Tyrannosaurus'' 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 ''Tyrannosaurus'''s bite, which is theorized to have been the most powerful bite of all dinosaurs, hence the need to have small arms where other predators would have clawing weapons. 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 200 pounds (90 kilograms). Because of this, ''T. rex'' might have used them to hold onto struggling prey while it dispatched it with its jaws. In addition, they could have also been used to help lift the ''T. rex'' from a sleeping position when it was waking up. 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 ''Tyrannosaurus'' 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 Stone Age -- 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 ''Tyrannosaurus'' by a good 10 million years ''longer'' than ''T. rex'' predates us.

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/StockDinosaursSaurischianDinosaurs Tarbosaurus]]'' and the smaller North American ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursSaurischianDinosaurs Albertosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Daspletosaurus]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursSaurischianDinosaurs Gorgosaurus]]''. Earlier members were small and quick, such as ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Eotyrannus]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherSmallTheropods Guanlong]]''.

There is also ongoing research about the theory that it (along with other tyrannosaurids) might have had feathers similar to the dromeaosaurids, ornithomimids, therizinosaurids, oviraptorids and (of course) modern-day birds due to being in the same clade as them ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coelurosauria Coelurosauria]]), as well as having a relative in China named ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Yutyrannus]]'', which is proven to have sported plumage. Even if it did have feathers, most paleontologists speculate that it likely wouldn't have adhered to the GoofyFeatheredDinosaur image and would've only had a thin coat of feathers at most in adulthood given its sheer size. While nothing has [[StealthPun been set in stone]] (with being either feathered or "naked" both equally plausible, though some think it [[TakeAThirdOption was only partially covered]]), the debate continues to this day, since on the other hand impressions of scales on parts of the body have been found on other types of tyrannosaurids and even ''T. rex'' itself.

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 [[ArtisticLicenseGeography 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'', and in fact that's still debated among paleontologists.[[note]]The one known species, ''Tarbosaurus bataar'' ([[AwesomeMcCoolName Alarming Lizard Hero]]) is so similar to ''T. rex'' that the name ''Tyrannosaurus bataar'' might be more appropriate (though "Tyrant Lizard Hero" would be something of an oxymoron). However some scientists have concluded based on skull analysis that ''Tarbosaurus'' did not have binocular vision (that is, the ability to focus both eyes in the same direction, allowing for depth perception) while ''Tyrannosaurus'' did, which would be a rather significant difference despite the two species being otherwise very similar. Given the lack of surviving genetic samples from 65 million years ago to compare, it's probably impossible to know for sure. So far, ''Tarbosaurus'' skeletons have on average been smaller than those of ''Tyrannosaurus''. The same debate has come up with another more recently discovered Chinese tyrannosaur, ''Zhuchengtyrannus magnus'' ("Great Zhucheng Tyrant"), whose two specimens discovered are in between the other two species' average sizes.[[/note]]

Since ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', another, even larger theropod, ''[[SavageSpinosaurs Spinosaurus]]'', became ''T. rex'''s archnemesis, despite being from a different time period and a different continent. See SpinosaurusVersusTRex for more detail.

In addition,
''Tyrannosaurus rex'' should never be confused but are neverthless clearly inspired by it.
* UsefulNotes.TyrannosaurusRex,
for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._rex_%28disambiguation%29 another]] '' [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8623332.stm ''T. rex''.]]''

For
the 1960s-1970s glam rock group variously known as Tyrannosaurus Rex or simply [[http://vevegames.com/prehistoric-pizza T.Rex]], go '''[[Music/MarcBolan here]]'''.

Compare ''{{Megalodon}}'' (another extinct giant predator).

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/DinoZaurs'': Dino Tyranno takes the form of a T-Rex and is the leader of the Dino Knights as one would expect of a team of dinosaur-themed heroes.
* 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''.
* 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 Conductor Tyranno, who currently holds the title of the most powerful monster that can be normal summoned, Tyranno Infinity, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill whose effect can make him one of the most powerful monsters in the game]], and Ultimate Conductor Tyranno, an ''extremely'' powerful boss monster that combines the best traits of Ultimate and Super Conductor. A few other monsters have some resemblance to ''T. rex'' as well, including Cyber Saurus (a cyborg ''T. rex''), Dinomist Rex (a robotic vehicle-like ''T. rex''), Fossil Dragon Skullgios ([[DemBones a skeletal ''T. rex'']]), and the InNameOnly monsters Two-Headed King Rex and Giant Rex (a [[DinosaursAreDragons two-headed dragon]] and a ''Spinosaurus'', respectively).
* While the ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}'' franchise has mecha based off all sorts of animals, one of the most common appears to be
RealLife species ''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 title character from ''Manga/{{Gon}}'' is one. The video game adaptation has him fighting a full-grown ''Tyrannosaurus''.
* ''Manga/{{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'', [[SpinosaurusVersusTRex it defeats their pet]]''[[SpinosaurusVersusTRex Spinosaurus]]''.
** ''T. rex'' also appeared in other ''Doraemon'' works, namely ones about dinosaurs.
** A latest episode featuring snow-roaming dinosaurs showed a [[ShownTheirWork nicely-feathered]] ''Tyrannosaurus'', as well as its [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter adorably-floofy]] baby which the main protagonists befriend. However, both are depicted [[MisplacedWildlife living in the Arctic]] (the smaller ''Nanuqsaurus'' would have been a more appropriate choice).
** Subverted in ''Nobita's New Dinosaurs'', where the rex's Asian counterpart ''Tarbosaurus'' fills in for the role.
* ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' 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]].
* ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'': In the 2-part episode "Fossil Fools", one of the dinosaur monsters created by Dr. Moro is the D-rex, a cross between a ''Tyrannosaurus'' and King Dedede. Earlier in Part 1, the Cappies dig up a whole fossilized skeleton of a ''T. rex'', and later King Dedede dreams that he is riding a living one [[DinosaursAreDragons that breathes fire]].
* In ''Anime/YouAreUmasou'', both our core protagonist and several of his most persistent antagonists are all T. rexes, referred to as Big Jaws.
* The homeroom teacher of the protagonists, Terano-sensei from ''Manga/SetonAcademyJoinThePack'' is a 116 years old T. rex. Despite his scary expressions he's quite reasonable towards his students.
* ''Tyra and Cera'': One of the titular protagonist is a ''T. rex'' named Tyra, who [[IJustWantToHaveFriends desires to make a friend]] and attempts to befriend the other titular protagonist, a ''Triceratops'' named Cera, though her carnivorous nature makes it awkward (and often terrifying). As with all the dinosaur and reptile characters, her design shifts from a dinosaur (in reality) to [[LittleBitBeastly a human girl with a tyrannosaur's tail]].
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} has a giant animatronic ''[[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman%27s_T-Rex 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.''
* ''ComicBook/MajorBummer'' features a Nazi dinosaur from a parallel universe named "[[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/001/845/056/392 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".
* 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.
* 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.
* ''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.
* ''ComicBook/SuperDinosaur'' is a ''T. rex'' genetically modified to be smaller and smarter - close but not-quite-human in both respects. Also, many of the villains are anthropomorphic dinosaurs; and one of the major ones is Tyrannosaurus X.
* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': At one point a time traveling Wondy runs across a T-rex, except it's also in a time it doesn't belong in. She decides it must have somehow been preserved in ice from the ice age.
* ''ComicBook/{{XTNCT}}'': The leader of the group of [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters rogue dinosaur soldiers]] is a Tyrannosaurus Rex [[ADogNamedDog named Rex]].
* ''ComicBook/XMen'' has a couple of examples.
** In ''Uncanny X-Men #62'', the original five X-Men visit the Savage Land and find themselves face to face with a tyrannosaurus. ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/x-men/images/9/96/62big_cyclops-trex.gif/revision/latest?cb=20091106170313 gives it a face full of optic blast.]]
** In ''Uncanny X-Men #19'' (of the 2010s renumbering), ComicBook/{{Magneto}} is attacked by a tyrannosaurus. This is actually not an example of the usual "inexplicable taste for human flesh" -- [[https://xmenxpert.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/trex-2.png it's being mind-controlled]] by ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}.
* Subverted in the ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' comic ''Turtles in Time'', where T. rex's close relative ''Tarbosaurus'' takes its place as the big predator the heroes have to deal with.
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* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' has "the awesome Tyrannosaurus Mex" ruling the land SouthOfTheBorder. Of course, the king of the dinosaurs has been the subject of several other cartoons like one where a family is sitting around the dinner table. The father is holding a bowl of mashed potatoes and saying to his wife "Hey look, I am trying to pass the potatoes!...My arms are just as useless as yours."
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin in his fantasies often imagines himself as a Tyrannosaurus gorging himself 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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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* 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.
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' features Sue, the ''T. Rex'' skeleton in the Field Museum in Chicago, which in the sequel [[spoiler: gets reanimated by Harry Dresden, as in ''Literature/DeadBeat'']].
* One of the MechaMooks in [[spoiler:the Ultra-Humanite's]] lair in ''Fanfic/NeitherABirdNorAPlaneItsDeku'' happens to be a ''T. rex'' that [[BreathWeapon breathes fire]].
* ''Fanfic/PrehistoricEarth'', which is heavily based upon both ''Franchise/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' and ''Series/PrehistoricPark'', naturally includes the species as one of the animals rescued for display in the titular park. The representatives rescued include a mated pair of adults (with the female in said pair named after the BigBad from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''), three juveniles, and an elderly male named [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Sharptooth]] (with another adult female named Rhea joining the party much later in the story after initially serving as a distraction for a villainous prehistoric animal smuggling operation). And out of all of the t-rex featured, Sharptooth in particular proves particularly difficult to deal with during his earliest appearances, and is also
rex''.

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so [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever gobsmackingly large]] that he ends up [[{{Notzilla}} bringing heavy comparisons to Godzilla in mind]] over the course of an EscapedAnimalRampage he goes on before he later calms down and becomes more of an antisocial GrumpyOldMan who forms an InterspeciesFriendship with assistant veterinarian Yolanda Hall.
* ''Fanfic/PrehistoricParkReimagined'', being both a ''Series/PrehistoricPark'' fanfic as well as a ContinuityReboot of the above mentioned ''Prehistoric Earth'', includes the species as one of the target species for rescue. Specifically, in the 6th episode of the 1st 'season', ''Return of the King'', an entire family of the species (consisting of two adult parents and their two juvenile offspring) proves both TheDreaded resident KnightOfCerebus amongst the animals of Cretaceous Period Hell Creek, and are successfully rescued alongside multiple other local prehistoric wildlife just in time to avoid falling victim to extinction via the [[TheCretaceousIsAlwaysDoomed infamous]] [[ColonyDrop KT Event asteroid]].
* In ''Fanfic/ThisBites'', when the Straw Hats arrive to Little Garden, [[SelfInsert Cross]] declares his intent to ride himself a T. rex, rodeo style. And boy, does he! He gets to do it two more times: during the Thriller Bark arc, this time with a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot zombie cyborg T. rex]] [[DinosaursAreDragons that breathes fire]], [[RuleOfThree and then once]] more during Skelter Bite, on X. Drake's Zoan form.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* One pops up in ''WesternAnimation/MeetTheRobinsons'', brought from the past by [[BigBad Bowler Hat Guy]] to capture [[TheHero Lewis]]. He's actually not so bad once the bowler hat mind-controlling him comes off. The focus on his only speaking scene lead to him becoming the EnsembleDarkhorse.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantasia}}'' features a fight between a ''T. rex'' and a ''Stegosaurus''. 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/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' 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 kicking his ass.
* The ''Carnotaurus'' in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{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}}d by Kron being surprised about the Carno being "this far North". No kidding.
* ''Animation/SpecklesTheTarbosaurus'' subverts the typical trope of when a big theropod is the lead in a movie with a ''T.rex''. The protagonist is a ''Tarbosaurus'', a close relative but distinct genus from ''Tyrannosaurus''. Instead the featured ''Tyrannosaurus'' named One-Eye is the antagonist.
* The main villain of ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' series is Red Claw, the "biggest, meanest, most ferocious [[CallARabbitASmeerp 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. Chomper, a sharptooth who appeared in two of the sequels joins the cast in the TV adaptation.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' features a family of ''T. rex'' cattle ranchers as supporting characters. They are definitely the most badass dinosaurs that Arlo and Spot encounter, driving off other predators with sound of their {{mighty roar}}s and teaching Arlo the concept of courage. Butch, the ThePatriarch of the family, tells a story of how he drowned a crocodile in its own blood and has the scars to prove it.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The 1925 film ''Film/TheLostWorld'' marks ''T. rex'''s first ever appearance on the big-screen. Although ''Allosaurus'' is supposed to be the main predator of the film, the tyrannosaur shows up for one scene where it kills an ''Agathaumas'' (a dubious genus of ceratopsian) that just gored the allosaur to death, proving to be the stronger predator.
* ''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 threats are 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 ''[[SpinosaurusVersusTRex T. rex]]'' [[SpinosaurusVersusTRex killed by the larger]] ''[[SpinosaurusVersusTRex 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).
** The park in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' has been successful enough for years to have regular ''T. rex'' feeding sessions without a hitch. However, the park has made dinosaurs so mundane over the course of a decade that [=InGen=] scientists decide to make a completely new hybrid dinosaur called ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Indominus rex]]'', whose DNA was mostly based on ''T. rex'' but with additions from ''Giganotosaurus'', abelisaurs, cuttlefish, [[spoiler:and ''Velociraptors'']]. Notably however, the film features the return of the exact same female ''Tyrannosaurus'' from the first film, still around on the island after 20 years and with scars on her neck from her encounter with the ''Velociraptors''.
* ''Franchise/KingKong'':
** King Kong in the original [[Film/KingKong1933 1933 film]] battles a ''T. rex''.
** The [[Film/KingKong2005 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 Tyrannosaurid that had been evolving for all the 65 million years the rest of the dinosaurs were dead, into the forms seen in the film. AllInTheManual explains that this species is even bigger due to island gigantism, being almost twice the weight of a ''T. rex''. 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.
** In the original script for ''Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah'', Godzilla was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen supposed]] to be a ''Tyrannosaurus'' before his mutation. Special effects designer Shinji Nishikawa decided against it and instead came up with Godzillasaurus.
* The ''T. rex'' is the DesignatedVillain in the BMovie ''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.
* One ''T. rex'' appears in the 2009 ''Film/LandOfTheLost'', nicknamed "Grumpy" (the same nickname given to him in [[Series/LandOfTheLost1974 the original 1970s TV series]]). 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 points 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.
* ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' 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. WordOfGod states it's a ''Giganotosaurus'', but it looks more like a ''T. rex'' with thumbs.
* The 2014 children's film ''Film/{{Dinosaur Island|2014}}'' features a [[ShownTheirWork feathery]] ''[[ShownTheirWork T. rex]]'' [[ShownTheirWork with a chunky, birdlike body frame]]. There's also a brief TakeThat to ''Film/JurassicPark'' and its depiction of the ''T. rex''[='s=] eyesight...
-->'''Kathryn:''' What are you doing!?\\
'''Lucas:''' It can't see us if we don't move!\\
'''Kathryn:''' Where did you get a silly idea like that!? It can see you fine, run!
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* The ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book ''Literature/RobotCommando'' is set on a planet where {{Humongous Mecha}}s are used to herd dinosaurs. Including their king, of course, the ''T. rex'', which can be seen tussling with a mech right on the cover.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* 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 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 ''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.
* 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.
* 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 ''Tarbosaurus'' raised by a carnivore-obsessed billionaire is the main threat 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.]]
* The main antagonist of the first ''Literature/TheMagicTreehouse'' book is one. Also appears in the anime movie, where it was actually portrayed with [[ShownTheirWork non-pronated hands]].
* ''Of course'' a book titled ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' has Tyrannosaurs in it. There aren't many, but each of them (except for the old, toothless and blind Imperial Executioner) is feared and causes awe in all onlookers - and for a good reason. The most commonly-seen example is [[FluffyTheTerrible Snowflake]], albino mount of villainous count Falk.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* 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'', ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', and ''Series/KishiryuSentaiRyusoulger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoFury''.
** 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 during ''Kyoryuger'' was nominally ''Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters'', the actual main selling point was that ''Zyuranger''[='s=] and ''Abaranger''[='s=] Red Rangers were showing up too and bringing their Tyrannosaur mecha to team up with Kyoryu Red and ''his'' Tyrannosaur. This was later adapted as part of ''Series/PowerRangersBeastMorphers''.
** In ''Series/KikaiSentaiZenkaiger'', each of the Zenkaigers is based on a different popular ''Sentai'' theme and can turn into a HumongousMecha reflecting that theme. Zyuran is based on the dinosaur series and can turn into a ''T. rex''.
* In ''Series/MrBean'', our hero sees a Nativity set in a department store and stages a special drama, in which a ''T. rex'' menaces the Holy Family before it gets driven off by tanks and [[Series/DoctorWho a Dalek]].
* 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''.
* The final episode of ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' focused on a family of ''T. rexes'' and an antagonistic ''T. rex''. [[spoiler:They all die.]]
* Double subverted in the documentary ''Series/PlanetDinosaur''. ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' never shows up in the series, with the focus largely being given to less well-known fauna of the Mesozoic. However, the king is very frequently mentioned as essentially a measuring stick for how strong every other creature is, showing that its legendary reputation precedes it.
* ''Tyrannosaurus Rex'' is the very first main target animal for rescue in the edutainment series ''Series/PrehistoricPark'', with two young siblings (named Terrence and Matilda) being safely rescued from extinction alongside a baby triceratops and a herd of ornithomimus to be put on display in the titular FantasticNatureReserve.
* In the Season Two premiere of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', the Waverider crew ends up scattered across time. Ray is found in the Cretaceous Period, while running away from a female ''T. rex'' (whom he named Gertrude) whose eggs he snatched for lunch.
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[[folder:Roleplay]]
* 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 [[EnergyWeapon Frickin' Laser]] EyeBeams, [[BreathWeapon breathe nuclear radiation]], and are {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le. Several notable Mutant T-Rexes include [[ItMakesSenseInContext one that is disguised as a human to be a spy]], a ''T. rex''/[[DinosaursAreDragons 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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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': 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/SmashUp'': The most powerful minion for the Dinosaur faction (and the most powerful minion for any faction that doesn't come with some sort of drawback) is the redundantly-named "King Rex".
* ''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''.
** It also consistently holds the distinction of being one of, if not the, strongest creature of the "Beast" type, making it a very common component in [[{{Munchkin}} overpowered combos]] involving the Polymorph spell, to the point that turning a player into a T. Rex as a solution to every problem in the world is almost a [[MemeticMutation meme]] by now. One Druid spell in 5e may (depending on the DM's interpretation of the rules, as it's not flat-out stated whether the player determines the creatures summoned, or the DM) allow a Druid to summon 8 pixies at once, each of which knows Polymorph - more than enough to turn '''an entire party and then some''' into T. Rexes.
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The climax of the former ''Ride/BackToTheFutureTheRide'' at the Ride/UniversalStudios parks involved the riders getting sent back to a primeval Hill Valley, where they were briefly menaced by a ''T. rex''.
* In most versions of the ''Ride/BigThunderMountainRailroad'' coaster at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, the ride ends with the guests zooming by an excavation site where the skeletal remains of a ''T. rex'' have been uncovered.
* In ''Ride/JurassicParkRiverAdventure'' at the [[Ride/UniversalStudios Islands of Adventure]], a tour of a "fully functional" live dinosaur theme park predictably goes wrong and ends with the boat full of tourists barely avoiding (or, actually being swallowed whole) by a T-Rex.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Takara Tomy has released a fully articulated ''Tyrannosaurus'' [[note]]labelled as ''Tyrannosaurus'' instead of ''T. rex''[[/note]] figure as the first dinosaur figure under the ''Ania Animal Adventure'' line, with the mouth, legs and tail being moveable. It comes with three different colours as well as a feathered variant. In May 2018, they also released a ''T. Rex'' figure based on Rexy from ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom'', with a new head sculpt and a leaner body.
* ''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).
** Despite [[CriticalResearchFailure how inaccurate]] the [[FanNickname Bayformer]] [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries film series]] could be in many sciences, the Grimlock in ''Age of Extinction'' is actually somewhat accurate to the real ''T.rex'', even down to the scaling between him and Optimus Prime being the same as the scale of a human to a normal ''T.rex''...and ''properly digitigrade feet in beast mode''! Granted, he has massive horns jutting out the back of his head and pronated arms (neither of which ''T.rex'' had), but the accuracy is fairly outstanding for a medium like Transformers (which has never really concerned itself with being on top of science).
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[[folder:Video Games]]

* ''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!''
* The BigBad of ''The Adventures of Bleeposaurus'' is a ''T. rex'' named King Tyrannus. Interestingly, the main character is a ''Triceratops''.
* In ''VideoGame/AdventuresOfDinoRiki'', the second boss is a fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus.
* 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/TheArchotekProject'' has one.
* ''VideoGame/ArkSurvivalEvolved'' logically has a ''Tyrannosaurus'', being a [[DinosaurMedia video game with dinosaurs]]. ''However'', it's a ''T. dominum'' (that's "Tyrant Lizard Lord", to you!) instead of a ''T. rex''. It's a lot like a ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-[[ArtisticLicensePaleontology style T. rex]] though, except [[DomesticatedDinosaurs you tame it and]] [[RuleOfCool ride it around]].
* ''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.
* The dinosaur hunting simulator ''VideoGame/{{Carnivores}}'' features the ''T. rex'' as the most dangerous game animal. As soon as it detects the player, it will sniff the air then start charging at a frightening speed. And it can be only killed via a shot in the eye; shooting it at any other spot will simply agitate it.
* ''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/{{Culdcept}}'' features 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/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.
* Both ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' and ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis2'' (think ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' meets ''Franchise/JurassicPark'') have the protagonists being pursued by SuperPersistentPredator ''T. rex''es. The [[VideoGame/DinoCrisis3 third game]] features ''mutant undead T. rexes.''
* ''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'']].
* ''VideoGame/DinosaurSafari'' has one as part of its "Therapod Clad". What kind of dinosaur game would it have been if it hadn't?
* In the UsefulNotes/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.
* ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'' has ''Tyrannosaurus'' (called Tyrasaurus in the English version) as the boss of Chapter 3. They are very strong and hard to attack without the right features. They return again as survivors in later chapters, but are [[DegradedBoss reduced to mere enemies]] and humbled - after being hunted by a Yeti family in Chapter 4, they are saved by the FinalBoss and made into his servants. There are also ''Allosaurus'' (Omosaurus in the English version), which serve as TheDragon for the ''Tyrannosaurus'' in Chapter 3. While not as powerful, they are also hard to inflict damage.
* 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.
* ''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 sequels scale it back a bit; the ''T. rex'' is still powerful and makes it onto the packaging, but not quite ''as'' powerful or prominent as it was before. The third game, ''Fossil Fighters: Frontier'', also gives the player a sidekick that's like a little ''T. rex'' (but is instead a made-up species called a Nibblesaurus).
* Both ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' games feature ''T. rex''es.
* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', the Donderasaurus is essentially a ''T. rex'' in spiky armor. It's TheDragon to Emperor Dondera, though not [[DinosaursAreDragons a dragon]].
* A recurring boss from ''[[VideoGame/JoeAndMac Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja]]''. The last level took place [[WombLevel inside it, even]].
* 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).
* ''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.
* ''VideoGame/{{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.
* In ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', O-D-O, 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]]. [[spoiler:And judging by later reveals, it may not even be natural.]]
* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/LostEden'' uses ''Tyrannosaurus'', called Tyrann, as invading armies.
* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
** 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.
** One of the Sigma Stage bosses in ''VideoGame/MegaManX1'', D-Rex, was intended to be a [[HumongousMecha humongous ''T. rex'' mecha]], but by the time the base was discovered by the protagonists, only the head was complete, forcing Sigma to convert it into a tank.
* ''Videogame/MonsterHunter'':
** Tigrex, a type of Flying Wyvern. It has a head that heavily resembles that of ''T. rex'' from Jurassic Park, and as its name implies, is a wyvern version of both a tiger and a T. rex.
** "Brute Wyverns" are [[DinosaursAreDragons a category of theropod dragons]], many of which resemble ''T. rex'' and other dinosaurs. Two infamous ones are the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deviljho]], a ''T. rex'' mixed with {{NotZilla}}, and Glavenus, a ''T. rex'' / ''Carnotaurus'' hybrid with a {{BFS}} for a tail.
** The Anjanath in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunterWorld'', one of the aforementioned Brute Wyverns, is a Tyrannosaurusoid monster. While its head is
the correct shape, its arms are incorrectly pronated and sized more appropriately for an ''Appalaciosaurus''. Unique to the game is its vulture-based feather coat, with its head bare and body coated in gray-black feathers. It also has the obviously fantastical addition of an expandable noseridge and fins along its spine in addition to [[DinosaursAreDragons breathing fire]].
* The Dragos in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' are essentially ''T. rex''es 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]]..]].
* 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.]]
* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime's'' Jurassic Marsh has them as one of the dinosaurs. They will use a MightyRoar to scare all zombies in its lane, [[StatusBuff making them move and eat much faster]]. If [[MookFaceTurn charmed by the Perfume-Shroom]], it eats the zombies for a OneHitKill, including Gargantuars. Strangely enough, said ''T rex'' has lots of inaccuracies, for one, it has pretty large arms and it [[AllAnimalsAreDogs sits down on all fours while panting and wagging its tail like a dog]].
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Tyrunt and its evolution Tyrantrum are Rock/[[DinosaursAreDragons Dragon]]-type Pokémon revived from a fossil. As Tyrunt evolves into Tyrantrum, it gains a [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning crown]] and a BadassBeard, making it look like a stereotypical king. Upon their introduction, Tyrunt and Tyrantrum were the only Pokemon with the ability [[ManBitesMan Strong Jaw, which powers up biting moves]], a clear reference to ''T. rex'' having some of the most powerful jaws of any terrestrial predator. [[ShownTheirWork They also have more feathers than half the depictions on this page combined,]] with Tyrantrum's in particular resembling a RegalRuff.
** Some other Pokémon have traits of ''T. rex'', even if not directly based on it like the Tyrunt line. Tyranitar is named after ''Tyrannosaurus'' in English, but is more of a ShoutOut to Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, who himself is based on dinosaurs. The Legendary Pokémon Groudon is an AnimalisticAbomination that resembles ''T. rex'' and similar dinosaurs. Charmander and Charmeleon, like Agumon, are lizards that look slightly like mini ''T. rex'', but they evolve into Charizard, a winged dragon [[DinosaursAreDragons that retains some saurian characteristics like many other dragons in fiction]].
* ''[[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.
* The FinalBoss in ''VideoGame/PrehistorikMan'' is the [[FossilRevival reanimated skeleton]] of a huge ''Tyrannosaurus Rex'' so big only its head is visible during the battle.
* ''Tyrannosaurus'' is one of the playable dinosaurs in ''VideoGame/PrimalCarnage'', and the [[SuperToughness toughest of any class]].
* ''VideoGame/PrimalRage'' has two ''Tyrannosaurus rex''-shaped gods named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Diablo and Sauron]].
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/PuttPutt Travels Through Time'' had a timid but otherwise friendly ''Tyrannosaurus''. This is also probably one of the few works to remember ''T. rex'''s tiny arms [[ShownTheirWork are actually very powerful]].
* 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.
* One of Simmons's forms in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' has him transforming into a zombie ''T. rex'' in his battle against Leon and Helena.
* ''VideoGame/RobotDinosaursThatShootBeamsWhenTheyRoar'', obviously, features a player character named Tyrannosaurus X.
* ''{{VideoGame/Saurian}}'' features one as one of the playable dinosaurs. Unlike most depictions, it is covered in feathers, which it is believed to have possessed in real life. But then [[ScienceMarchesOn science marched on]], and it will be depicted as featherless.
* ''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.
* Among the more wackier enemies to appear in ''VideoGame/SeriousSamII'' 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]].
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** ''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''.
* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'':
** ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' features ''T. rex'' cowboys as enemies in the level "Dino Mines". There are two types: one is green and shoots with a pair of guns (very accurately, too) while the other is blue and throws dynamite sticks. Averted, however, with their incarnation in ''VideoGame/SpyroReignitedTrilogy'', where they have been changed to [[AnthropomorphicShift more anthropomorphic]] [[CartoonCreature non-descript theropods]].
** In ''VideoGame/SpyroEnterTheDragonfly'', much of the [[{{Mooks}} Riptocs]] are based on ''T. rex''. One in particular is the T-Rex 1000, robotic ''Tyrannosaurus'' that [[EyeBeams fire lasers from one eye]] with deadly accuracy.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' features many dinosaurs, some of which are inspired by ''T. rex''. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' features a photorealistic (if not completely accurate) ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-style ''T. rex'' for Mario to [[GrandTheftMe Capture]] and wreak (benevolent) havoc with. Before its introduction, there was also series staple Yoshi, a cutesy frugivore therapod that vaguely resembles ''T. rex'', and Rex, a Yoshi-like dinosaur enemy that resembles [[DinosaursAreDragons a winged (albeit flightless) dragon]]. BigBad Bowser, while a CartoonCreature turtle monster rather than a dinosaur, also has some design features reminiscent of ''Tyrannosaurus''. In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion3'', the caveman ghost Ug possesses a ''T. rex'' skeleton in the Unnatural History Museum to attack Luigi. You have to break open its ribcage to smack Ug out of there.
* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'':
** The [=RedEye=] tribe consists 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.
* A ''Tyrannosaurus Rex'' is one of four StockDinosaurs to appear in the [[JungleJapes Amazon stage]] from ''VideoGame/StriderArcade'', resurrected as part of the Grandmaster's experiments. There's also the fourth boss in the [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canonical]] ''VideoGame/StriderReturns'', which is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot fire-breathing, half-rotten cyborg alien Tyrannosaurus]] with a {{BFG}}.
* 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.
* ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}: Dinosaur Hunter''. The second-to-last boss is a {{Cyborg}} ''T. rex'' armed with [[SlowLaser Slow Lasers]] .
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe 2'' has Drill Sargeant Big John, a '''T. rex''' wearing a military helmet and vest.
* In ''VideoGame/WiiPlayMotion'', the final enemy of the ''Trigger Twist'' minigame is a Tyrannosaurus rex that will chase your Mii down.
* 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.
* The ''{{VideoGame/Xenoblade}}'' series has the Saruos species, which very much are based on the ''T. Rex''. Though, their counterparts in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' more closely resemble them.[[note]]Funny enough, the main character of ''2'' is simply named Rex.[[/note]]
* Adoptable in ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon'', in the Dino Digs or Extinct Animals expansions for 1 and 2. Very Popular. Very hungry.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Terry from ''WebAnimation/DinosaurOffice''.
* King Rexxtopher from ''WebAnimation/MightyMagiswords''. [[ShownTheirWork Commendably]], he may be the first cartoon ''T. rex'' to be portrayed with feathers, although he is very much cartoonish and stylized such as having a kangaroo-stance and an additional opposable digit.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': ???'s [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Tyrannomon.]]
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'':
** Cro-Marmot gets attacked by a ''T. rex'' in "Dino-Sore Days".
** Disco Bear gets crushed by a ''T. rex'' and ripped apart by a raptor in his Halloween Smoochie.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* 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.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Dan's adventuring party is chased by a ''T. rex'' at the end of the [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=119 "Dan in the MUD"]] storyline.
* King Samrick from ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' has a talking ''T. rex'' named Benny, with a another head and mouth hidden inside the first, as his herald.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Tagon and the others encounter a group of sapient raptors who were rescued from the asteroid millions of years ago. They have, among others, a dinosaur that the humans refer to as a "T-rex". Of course, the raptors have no idea what that means, and require some clarification.
-->'''Tagon:''' Is... is Sorlie riding a T-rex?\\
'''Raptor:''' That depends on what you mean by "tee-rex."\\
'''Murtaugh:''' One of Earth's ancient apex predators. Our scientists called it "tyrant king of the lizards."\\
'''Raptor:''' A noble name. We domesticated them. In ''our'' language their name means "beast which allows children to enjoy hunting."\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Tagon:''' Is Sorlie hunting something?\\
'''Raptor:''' No. [[AllAnimalsAreDogs Fluffy-Winkle just wanted to go for a run]].
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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.
* Grarrls from Website/{{Neopets}}, which have the distinct ability (shared with Skeiths) to eat any item the user wishes.
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* ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'': The title [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTgUKCrkVoc Dinosaur]].
* In the ''WebVideo/TierZoo'' episode "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vny05XYFpT0 Should Dinosaurs be Unbanned?]]" Tier Zoo discusses about how well dinosaurs would do in the modern day. The ''T. Rex'' was deemed to have CripplingOverspecialization towards modern day survival -- during the Mesozoic Era, its high attack was useful for hunting large dinosaurs, but in the modern day it would only be useful against elephants as it had [[MightyGlacier slow speed compared to several other types of wildlife]] which would outrun it. Thus, it was AwesomeButImpractical due to having only one viable prey and considered only a C-rank animal. Hilariously, it was hypothesized that the tiny arms were due to the playerbase trolling the devs in retaliation for nerfing their rage ability.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* 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.
* 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.
* Tina from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''.
* 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/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** In "Mesozoic Mindy", Mindy gets menaced by a ''Tyrannosaurus'', despite [[PapaWolf Buttons' attempts to bark at it away]]. The ''T. rex'' soon turns out to be the mother of the egg Mindy had been chasing throughout the episode, and she leaves in peace when Mindy returns her young, though she accidentally sends Buttons flying with a tail whip.
** "Video Review" has the Warners getting chased by a ''T. rex'' that emerged from a ''Film/JurassicPark'' VHS.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has an episode set in Dinosaur Island. Guess what's the first species Bats and Plastic Man encounter?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'': In "Washington, B.C.", Dr. Animo uses his gadget to bring ''Tyrannosaurus'' bones to life.
* A ''T. rex'' wearing a wristwatch and sipping tea makes an appearance in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}''.
* Naturally, there is a ''T. rex'' in ''[[ComicBook/XenozoicTales Cadillacs and Dinosaurs]]''
* The ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Dem Bones" had Dog [[DinosaurDoggieBone trying to eat the bones of a dinosaur in a natural history museum]]. Guess which species of dinosaur?
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has Dan trying to take down a giant dinosaur that destroyed his car.
* One of the one-time villains of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' is a motorcycle-riding ''Tyrannosaurus'' named Johnny T. Rex.
* Watch ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', and several other animated series [[Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse set in]] Franchise/TheDCU 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.
* Tyrannor from ''WesternAnimation/DinkTheLittleDinosaur''.
* 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.
* Completely subverted in ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'' where all of the ''T. rex'' characters are friendly.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', ''Tyrannosaurus'' played the role as the main threat of two episodes, "Dinosaur Ducks" and "Time is Money -- Part 1". As with most depictions at the time, it was portrayed as a giant, slow-moving, tripodal-stanced lizard.
* General Galapagos from ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat''.
* T-Bone from ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs'' is an anthropomorphic ''T. rex'' and is the leader of the heroes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': ''Tyrannosaurus'' appeared in the episodes "The Big Bash" and "Land Before Timmy". Wanda even turned into one in the intro of the TV movie ''WesternAnimation/AbraCatastrophe''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In a CutawayGag, 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.
* Surprisingly averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. ''T. rex'' never shows up until ''The New Fred and Barney Show'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids''. ''Tyrannosaurus'' does make a cameo at the beginning of the made for TV movie ''I Yabba-Dabba Doo''. It is used by the workers at the quarry to grind down huge stones into tiny chunks thanks to its powerful teeth.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** "The Scary Door" segment in ''Bender's Game'' features "the humblest of all 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' follows the TimeTravel corollary. In the episode "Lions and Lambs", Providence faces off against [[ThinkingUpPortals Breach]], who's been empowered with TimeTravel abilities. She opens a portal and brings forth, yeah, you guessed it. Our hero, not knowing yet about Breach's new powers, 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 [[{{Pun}} Tyrannosaurus, Rex]].
* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gigantosaurus}}'', which stars a ''Giganotosaurus'' as its main large carnivore instead of ''T. rex''. That said, ''T. rex'' is frequently mentioned throughout the series, particularly in the episode "Rock Out" where Bill mentions a ''T. rex'' named Toby, who is said to be one of the toughest dinosaurs in all the land.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** The episode "Land Before Swine" has the gang travelling to an AbandonedMine and discover dinosaurs trapped in tree sap, and naturally ''Tyrannosaurus'' is among them. [[spoiler:One of the sap-preserved ''T. rex'' later gets used as a fist for the Shacktron in the final battle against Bill Cipher.]]
** Stan also keeps a ''T. rex'' skull next to the living room sofa, where it's being used as an end table.
* ''I'm a Dinosaur'' has a ''Tyrannosaurus'' with a crown... and three fingers.
* ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois'': The first episode has a ''T. Rex'' chasing after an ''Anatosaurus'' and attacking a ''Triceratops''. Like many cartoons from the '70's, this one depicted ''T. Rex'' in its [[ScienceMarchesOn now-outdated]] "kangaroo" stance.
* 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.
* Because it {{lampshade|Hanging}}s on the idea of [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats Secret Hero Mutant Team]], ''WesternAnimation/KungFuDinoPosse'' has one being the leader.
* ''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.
* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': In episode "Animan", the eponymous villain can take the form of any animal. For the final confrontation, he takes the shape of a ''T. rex''. Cat Noir protests that it's cheating, while Ladybug points that, even extinct, a ''T. rex'' is still an animal.
* 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...
* Noah from ''WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeKeR''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': [[NotZilla Reptar]] is supposedly a mutated ''Tyrannosaurus''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SchoolHouseRock'' depicts 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In the fifth "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" episode, when Homer [[ItMakesSenseInContext travels back in time using a toaster]], he ends up in an era where "dinosaurs aren't just confined to zoos". He remembers that [[ForWantOfANail interacting with anything in the past could alter the future]] and decides not to touch anything. A big Tyrannosaurus is the first thing to attack him and in a subsequent travel, Homer sneezes on him...and causes the extinction of dinosaurs ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and a few Pteranodon]]).
---> '''Homer''': "''This is gonna cost me... ''"
** A resurrected and trained ''T. rex'' with a teddy bear and a sleeping cap appears in "Days of Future Future" where it is told by a grown-up Bart to do a juggling act, which it fails at due its tiny arms and even sheds a tear from it.
** The final segment of "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" has the senior citizens of Springfield transforming into dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles. [[SarcasmMode Surprisingly]], one of the elderly women turns into a ''T. rex''.
* ''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/{{Super 4}}'': In the "Origins" four-parter, a ''T. rex'' is terrorizing the village TeamPet Alien is coming from. The newly formed protagonist group manages to lure it away back into the LostWorld it originated from.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'': A ''T. rex'' appeared in the episode "Timon Alone". However, [[HorrifyingTheHorror even it is scared]] of Pumbaa's UnstoppableRage.
* Tyrannosaurs appear numerous times in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'', starting with "Trex", a bio-mechanical dinosaur designed as a museum exhibit. A Tyrannosaur appears in the flesh in the season 3 opener, "The Land Before Prime", as an escapee from an underground LostWorld. Optimus Prime himself adopts a Tyrannosaurus form after scanning Trex. Optimus Prime's form is somewhat "retro" in design: walking in "kangaroo" stance. The "real" tyrannosaur is more accurately posed and, rather fancifully, has horny protrusions around its eyes. The toy of Optimus in this form is properly stanced.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' featured a ''T. rex'' that spoke with a British accent.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', Xavier and Magneto find themselves trapped in the Savage Land, an island that contains dinosaurs, among other oddities. The two wind up being chased around by a ''T. rex''.
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* 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 [[MechaMooks Mecha-Mook]] whose head is harder than steel.


* 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'', ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', and ''Series/KishiryuSentaiRyusoulger''.

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* 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'', ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', and ''Series/KishiryuSentaiRyusoulger''.''Series/KishiryuSentaiRyusoulger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoFury''.


* 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'', ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', and ''Series/KishiryuSentaiRyusoulger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoFury''.

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* 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'', ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', and ''Series/KishiryuSentaiRyusoulger''/''Series/PowerRangersDinoFury''.''Series/KishiryuSentaiRyusoulger''.


* ''Fanfic/PrehistoricEarth'', which is heavily based upon both ''Franchise/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' and ''Series/PrehistoricPark'', naturally includes the species as one of the animals rescued for display in the titular park. The representatives rescued include a mated pair of adults (with the female in said pair named after the BigBad from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''), three juveniles, and an elderly male named [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Sharptooth]] (with another adult female named Rhea joining the party much later in the story after initially serving as a distraction for a villainous prehistoric animal smuggling operation). And out of all of the t-rex featured, Sharptooth in particular proves particularly difficult to deal with during his earliest appearances, and is also so [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever gobsmackingly large]] that he ends up [[{{Notzilla}} bringing heavy comparisons to Godzilla in mind]] over the course of an EscapedAnimalRampage he goes on before he later calms down and becomes more of an antisocial GrumplyOldMan who forms an InterspeciesFriendship with assistant veterinarian Yolanda Hall.

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* ''Fanfic/PrehistoricEarth'', which is heavily based upon both ''Franchise/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' and ''Series/PrehistoricPark'', naturally includes the species as one of the animals rescued for display in the titular park. The representatives rescued include a mated pair of adults (with the female in said pair named after the BigBad from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''), three juveniles, and an elderly male named [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Sharptooth]] (with another adult female named Rhea joining the party much later in the story after initially serving as a distraction for a villainous prehistoric animal smuggling operation). And out of all of the t-rex featured, Sharptooth in particular proves particularly difficult to deal with during his earliest appearances, and is also so [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever gobsmackingly large]] that he ends up [[{{Notzilla}} bringing heavy comparisons to Godzilla in mind]] over the course of an EscapedAnimalRampage he goes on before he later calms down and becomes more of an antisocial GrumplyOldMan GrumpyOldMan who forms an InterspeciesFriendship with assistant veterinarian Yolanda Hall.

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* ''Fanfic/PrehistoricEarth'', which is heavily based upon both ''Franchise/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' and ''Series/PrehistoricPark'', naturally includes the species as one of the animals rescued for display in the titular park. The representatives rescued include a mated pair of adults (with the female in said pair named after the BigBad from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''), three juveniles, and an elderly male named [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Sharptooth]] (with another adult female named Rhea joining the party much later in the story after initially serving as a distraction for a villainous prehistoric animal smuggling operation). And out of all of the t-rex featured, Sharptooth in particular proves particularly difficult to deal with during his earliest appearances, and is also so [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever gobsmackingly large]] that he ends up [[{{Notzilla}} bringing heavy comparisons to Godzilla in mind]] over the course of an EscapedAnimalRampage he goes on before he later calms down and becomes more of an antisocial GrumplyOldMan who forms an InterspeciesFriendship with assistant veterinarian Yolanda Hall.
* ''Fanfic/PrehistoricParkReimagined'', being both a ''Series/PrehistoricPark'' fanfic as well as a ContinuityReboot of the above mentioned ''Prehistoric Earth'', includes the species as one of the target species for rescue. Specifically, in the 6th episode of the 1st 'season', ''Return of the King'', an entire family of the species (consisting of two adult parents and their two juvenile offspring) proves both TheDreaded resident KnightOfCerebus amongst the animals of Cretaceous Period Hell Creek, and are successfully rescued alongside multiple other local prehistoric wildlife just in time to avoid falling victim to extinction via the [[TheCretaceousIsAlwaysDoomed infamous]] [[ColonyDrop KT Event asteroid]].


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* ''Tyrannosaurus Rex'' is the very first main target animal for rescue in the edutainment series ''Series/PrehistoricPark'', with two young siblings (named Terrence and Matilda) being safely rescued from extinction alongside a baby triceratops and a herd of ornithomimus to be put on display in the titular FantasticNatureReserve.

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