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Elite Agent Rex Alexander

Primary character of PeabodySam

Originally intended as XERRD's infiltrator in Dino Attack Team, Rex instead suffered from Laser-Guided Amnesia due to sabotage by Frank Einstein and wound up Becoming the Mask. Rex quickly became known for being a Wide-Eyed Idealist who preferred catching and taming the mutant dinosaurs instead of hunting and killing them, although the war gradually caused him to take on a more cynical outlook. As an elite agent, Rex rose to the role of The Leader and became a hero in the eyes of many of his fellow Dino Attack agents.

  • Amnesiac Hero: At the start of Dino Attack RPG (and in the short stories Rex's Awakening and First Assignment), Rex has no memories. This doesn't stop him from becoming a dedicated member of Dino Attack.
  • Angst Coma: Rex slipped into one as a result of his Heroic BSoD during the Final Battle.
  • Anti-Hero: During the later stages of the Final Battle, as a result of crossing his Despair Event Horizon.
  • Ascended Extra: Originated as a Red Shirt from Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG.
  • Audience Surrogate: In Rex's Awakening, Rex serves as the Audience Surrogate as readers see the Dino Attack from the perspective of someone who just woke up in a collapsed building while suffering from Laser-Guided Amnesia.
  • Bad Liar: Rex's Blatant Lies about Dr. Rex being his relative show that he's not exactly good at coming up with lies on the spot. The frequent pauses and breaks in his speech certainly doesn't help his case.
  • Badass Beard: He has a rugged goatee to suit his tough, heroic look.
  • Badass on Paper: At least, Rex views himself as having accomplished many of his feats through luck and convenient Deus ex Machina rather than any skill of his own.
  • Batman Grabs a Gun: Rex, the extreme idealist who swore to never kill Mutant Dinos, went into Heroic Safe Mode, grabbed a metal pipe, and beat a Mutant Lizard to death with it during the battle for the LEGO Island Laboratory. Later, during the Final Battle, he grabbed a Sonic Screamer, a Cosmotronic Ray, a flamethrower, and a shotgun. With Rex, OOC is very serious busness.
  • Battle Couple: With Amanda Claw.
  • Be All My Sins Remembered: Especially later in the RPG, Rex started believing that his grave mistakes outnumbered his successes, and therefore he saw himself as undeserving of the high regard and respect that his team gave him.
  • The Beast Master: The Mutant Dinos caught and tamed by Rex, such as Trouble, became loyal to him. He could also use his ability to communicate with dinosaurs to send Mutant Dinos, even wild ones that he had not tamed, to fight for him, which he usually exploited during his clashes against Kotua and Chaos.
  • Berserk Button: After Kotua's betrayal, Rex has developed a Berserk Button towards Dino Attack agents who are traitors or try to hurt other agents without reason. Even worse, if you dare to try hurting one of his friends, you're just asking for a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Body Horror: Maelstrom energy took root in Rex's body and slowly poisoned him; Zachary Virchaus described the Maelstrom as though they were tendrils wrapped around Rex's Creative Spark, and one can only imagine what it would have actually looked like. After his Creative Spark was extracted, the Darkitect possessed his body, causing the tendrils of Maelstrom energy to spring out from his body. Zachary turned the Maelstrom's destructive energies against itself, causing Rex's body to age at an accelerated rate and ultimately decay into dust before the Maelstrom collapsed upon itself.
  • Broken Tears: After Amanda's death, he was unable to do anything except weep in despair. After recovering from his Heroic BSoD, these tears turned into Berserker Tears.
  • Characterization Marches On: Rex was originally introduced as the ultimate idealist, who mourned the death of a random Mutant T-Rex he accidentally killed. As Characterization Marched On, the horrors of war eventually drove Rex to a considerably more cynical outlook.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Rex crossed this line after the death of Amanda, as most evidenced by his Anti-Hero personality and lust for revenge after recovering from his Heroic BSoD.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Rex's response to anyone who feels sorry for him because of Amanda's death.
  • Doom Magnet: Rex, during the final battle. To elaborate, his attempt to defeat Dr. Rex only made things worse and caused the death of Adventure, and shortly afterward Rex's wife Amanda and close friend Trouble were both killed.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference:
    • Early depictions of Rex as a human minifigure depicted him with blue hair due to reusing Zed's head from LEGO Alpha Team. His hair color was cemented as black when later visual depictions showed him with the face of Jake Raines from Pharaoh's Quest.
    • An early photo of Rex in his prototype Mutant T-Rex form showed him looking the same as an ordinary Mutant T-Rex. Later, he was given a new design drawn in Adobe Flash, in which he resembles a Mutant T-Rex with smoother skin and without any horns. This was replaced later on with a new Flash illustration depicting him as a LEGO Adventurers T-Rex with the color scheme of a Mutant T-Rex. On a related note, the original RPG said that Rex had red eyes as a hint to his true form; however, this is no longer canonical, seeing as the first Flash illustration gave him black eyes (matching his minifigure) and the current Flash illustration gives him green eyes (matching a natural T-Rex).
  • Empty Eyes: While possessed by Baron Typhonus, his eyes turned blank white.
  • Everything's Better With Mutant Dinosaurs: While Dino Attack RPG obviously revolves around dinosaurs, Rex's origin story is a particularly gratuitous inclusion of dinosaurs that only existed because it would be cool to play as a Mutant T-Rex.
  • Evil Me Scares Me: Near the end of the Final Battle, once Rex stops and realizes that he has given in to madness, much like Dr. Rex before him, he becomes terrified of what he has become.
  • Failure Hero: Just look at Rex in the events following Dr. Rex's apparent defeat.
  • Famous Last Words: "Goodbye."
  • A Father to His Men: As an elite agent, Rex was willing to do whatever it took to ensure the safety of troops under his command.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: One of the weapons that Rex was wielding during the later stages of the Final Battle was a flamethrower.
  • First-Name Basis: Granted, he had Only One Name before his marriage, but even after then, he was always referred to by his first name.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Rex was one of the first Dino Attack agents who attempted to tame Mutant Dinos, including Trouble.
  • A Good Way to Die: Rex saw his own death via powering the Einstein Device as a means to continue to do good, even in his very final moments. Knowing that he would help save the world and would be Together in Death with Amanda, he died with no regrets.
  • Handicapped Badass: As of the end of the LEGO Island story arc, which left him wheelchair-bound and paralyzed from the waist down, yet did nothing to stop him from fighting alongside the rest of his team on the battlefield.
  • Hands Off My Fluffy!: Rex is very protective of Trouble, and both Kotua and French Fries have learned that trying to hurt Trouble is a surefire way of pushing Rex's Berserk Button.
  • He's Back: Rex after recovering from his Heroic BSoD during the Final Battle. And he's back... with a vengeance!
  • The Heart: Rex's compassion for his fellow Dino Attack agents as well as the Mutant Dinos cemented his role as the emotional support in the team.
  • Heel Realization: In the form of a Tomato in the Mirror, Rex realized that he was XERRD's agent planted in Dino Attack Team.
  • The Hero Dies: Despite being the closest thing to a main character in the RPG, Rex did not survive the final battle.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffered a brief one in the Maelstrom Temple and a massive one in the Final Battle; in both instances, the death of a loved one was enough to cause him to lose the ability to do anything except mourn.
  • Heroic Resolve: The source of Rex's tendency to violently attack anyone who dares to lay a finger on Amanda, Trouble, or anyone else close to him.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Rex sacrificed himself to let his team use his Creative Spark to power the Einstein Device.
  • Heroic Safe Mode: Rex is prone to this. The results range from rescuing Dr. Einstein from a Mutant Raptor while using only rope to beating a Mutant Lizard to death with a metal pipe after it threatened Amanda Claw.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite the team's high regard for Rex, he feels that he is undeserving of his great reputation, considering himself a Failure Hero. This became most apparent towards the end of the Final Battle, though this was compounded by his guilt over Amanda's death.
    Rex: "And what good am I? PBB, Aster Oid, Adventure... Amanda... even Trouble... they've all died because of me. Me. A so-called 'ropes expert' who can't do anything without endangering the lives of others and relying on Deus ex Machina to save the day if the Big Damn Heroes don't arrive in time. And in our darkest hour, when you need a hero the most, where was I? Giving in to the very madness and lust for death that Dr. Rex and Baron Typhonus live for. I failed you. I've failed you far too many times."
  • Humanity Ensues: Rex was originally a T-Rex. Through a series of complex, convoluted, and convenient circumstances, he ended up as a human.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Rex used this line when explaining why he did not tell Amanda about Roger's death.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Rex feels great guilt over the deaths of his teammates, but especially after the death of Amanda Claw.
  • Ideal Hero: Rex is considered the poster boy of idealistic Dino Attack agents, due to his strong belief that exterminating the Mutant Dinos is morally wrong and his choice to save as many lives as he can.
  • Informed Ability: Rex is incredibly skilled with ropes, even though he only uses ropes about three or four times the entire RPG.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Rex has used this trope when talking to his fellow Dino Attack agents towards the end of the Final Battle.
  • It's Personal: During the later stages of the final battle, where the deaths of his closest comrades have caused him to become extremely motivated to end the Mutant Dinos for once and for all.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: Although he started as an idealist, Rex started to wear these towards the end of the LEGO Island Story Arc as the horrors of war drove him to a more cynical outlook. He was definitely wearing them in the later stages of the Final Battle.
  • Killed Off for Real: Rex died during the final battle. Several steps were deliberately taken just to ensure that his death was permanent, such as Rex accepting the "It is time" voice (in contrast to Frozeen, Databoard, and Kotua) and Dr. Cyborg failing to create an A.I. backup.
  • Knows the Ropes: Rex became reputed for his skill with rope, which stems from that time in Rex's Awakening when he single-handedly incapacitated a Mutant Raptor using nothing more than rope.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Played with, and ultimately subverted. In Rex's Awakening, Rex wakes up with no memory of his life prior to the Dino Attack. The fact that he's wearing a XERRD labcoat leads him to infer that he must have been a scientist. This turns out to be not be the case.
  • The Leader: Ever since becoming an elite agent, Rex found his peers looking up to him and depending on him to lead them in times of danger, and he has stepped up and assumed this role on multiple occasions.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Rex adopted the Code Name "Peasam", which is one of PeabodySam's nicknames, while trying to hide his identity from Phantom.
  • Leitmotif: Rex is one of the few characters to have an original theme song composed for him by PeabodySam. However, in the Complete Soundtrack playlist, Rex's theme is "Mission Complete: Ending Suite" from Harmony of a Hunter.
  • Living Dinosaurs: As a native of Adventurers' Island, Rex is descended from dinosaurs who escaped the extinction event.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: After Specs told him that Roger Remous was one for Amanda, Rex volunteered to become her new crutch. As the war went on, this relationship ended up becoming reciprocated, with Amanda becoming Rex's crutch as well, and therefore he crossed the Despair Event Horizon after she died, leaving him without support.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Rex was a T-Rex, although he didn't know that when he coincidentally received that name.
  • The McCoy: Rex fills this role, in contrast to the more logical Frozeen and the more practical Greybeard. He is guided largely by emotion for better or worse, and is prone to making passionate yet irrational decisions based upon what he believes is right in the moment. This includes his preferences for saving Mutant Dinos (in a war intended to exterminate them) and the way he'll respond if someone threatens a friend (such as attacking Pharisee and Bogart when they tried to place Amanda under custody, even though they were doing it for her own safety).
  • Meaningful Name: He used to be a Tyrannosaurus rex (it's a long story).
  • invokedMemetic Badass: An in-universe example. Andrew mentioned that there was a song in the refugee facilities that hyped up Rex's awesomeness.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: After Rex's mutation was cured, he gradually lost the ability to understand the language of the Mutant Dinos, which was an instinctual part of his brain while he was a Mutant T-Rex. It became even more difficult for him to understand after he became a Minifig.
  • The Mole: XERRD intended Rex to be an agent planted in Dino Attack Team, though that plan backfired badly when he Became The Mask.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Rex was horrified by what he had done after realizing that he beat a Mutant Lizard to death with a metal pipe.
  • No Immortal Inertia: Rex inherited Dr. Rex's body, which is actually 80 years old but looks only 27 thanks to overdosing on Jugend Serum. Rex, on the other hand, did not take any Jugend Serum, leading to the body starting to degenerate and playing a role in his paralysis. After being possessed by Baron Typhonus, Rapid Aging took full effect, looking his true age in a matter of seconds before continuing to decompose after that.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: When he's partnered up with Greybeard, Rex is the Noble Male while Greybeard is the Roguish Male.
  • Not Afraid to Die: It is noted that Rex is the only character who is confirmed to have heard the "It is time" voice and willingly accepted death (contrast with Kotua, Databoard, and Frozeen, who argued with the voice because they believed it wasn't their time).
  • Oblivious to His Own Description: When revealing Rex's past as a prototype Mutant Dino infiltrating Dino Attack Team, The Phantom tries to drop enough clues for Rex to realize that he's the one being described. However, Rex misinterprets these clues and mistakenly believes that he was a XERRD scientist working on the prototype Mutant Dino. The Phantom ends up needing to spell it out for Rex by cutting open his hand.
  • Official Couple: With Amanda Claw. They were dating on-and-off over the course of the RPG, and finally married during the final battle.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Rex is a supposed "ropes expert", but he only uses rope no more than half a dozen times over the course of the RPG.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Rex during his No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of French Fries:
    Rex: "YOU... SICK... 4+ FIGURE...!"
  • Rapid Aging: Between Baron Typhonus possessing his soulless body and Zachary forcibly turning the Maelstrom's destructive energies against itself, Rex's body rapidly aged and decayed until all that was left was dust.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Rex delivered one to Michelle Glados during the Final Battle, telling her that her lack of emotion and humanity made her weak.
  • Red Baron: Rex earned his name by displaying the bravery of a T-Rex.
  • Rugged Scar: Rex has a clean scar above his left cheek. It doesn't matter how he got it; it just shows that he's a tough guy who has lived through a lot.
  • Sanity Slippage: The mounting stress and tension of the Dino Attack, combined with the news of his days being numbered and the paranoia of the mole hunt, hasn't exactly had a positive effect on Rex's mind. Things only got worse during the final battle.
  • Secretly Dying: Rex was keeping his fatal Maelstrom infection a secret in an effort to boost Dino Attack Team's morale.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Can communicate with natural dinosaurs and, to a lesser degree after being cured, Mutant Dinos.
  • Taking You with Me: Rex sacrificed his Creative Spark to finally kill Dr. Rex.
  • Talking Animal: As a T-Rex. Justified because XERRD experimented with his vocal cords, permanently altering them to allow him to speak.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Rex was already Secretly Dying, and his life was miserable thanks to being a Doom Magnet. What better way to end it all than to Take Dr. Rex with Him?
  • They Look Like Us Now: Through ample use of mad science, XERRD was able to disguise Rex (a Mutant T-Rex) as a human minifig with the goal of infiltrating Dino Attack Team. The Human Disguise is organic in nature and is genetically modeled after Dr. Rex himself.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Rex during his Heroic BSoD Angst Coma could do little more than stare blankly ahead.
  • Throwing Off the Disability: Subverted. Baron Typhonus used the Maelstrom to cure Rex's paralysis. Then, the Maelstrom turned on Rex, constricting him and leaving him unable to even move. When the Maelstrom finally let go, Rex was once again paralyzed.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: When Rex was approached by The Phantom, he learned of XERRD's plot to destroy Dino Attack Team from the inside by disguising a Mutant Dino as a Dino Attack agent. Then The Phantom reveals that this Mutant Dino is none other than Rex himself. Both Downplayed, since Rex does not let this knowledge stop him from continuing to fight alongside Dino Attack Team, and Justified, since Rex's role as an infiltrator required for him to under go brainwashing to make his cover as realistic as possible (which, of course, Went Horribly Right).
  • What the Hell, Hero?: What Rex did to French Fries was not the right thing to do. Pharisee called Rex out on it, and Atton Rand (who wanted to see French Fries get punished) was shocked by the brutality of the situation.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Rex was the poster-boy of this for a long time due to his refusal to kill Mutant Dinos, instead preferring to capture and tame them whenever possible. However, as the war dragged on, his wide-eyed idealism gradually faded away.
  • You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: Rex usually refers to Zachary Virchaus as "Zachary" or "Virchaus". He called him "Zach" just before he sacrificed his Creative Spark.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Rex is slowly dying thanks to Dr. Rex essentially poisoning himself with Jugend Serum and Maelstrom.
  • Zombie Advocate: Towards Mutant Dinos. In a war intended to exterminate the mutants, Rex strongly advocated for capturing and taming them instead.

Elite Agent David "Hotwire" O'Neal

Primary character of Jackson Lake

  • Action Survivor: David O'Neal was just an ordinary civilian before he was recruited by Dino Attack Team as a soldier.
  • Asexuality: Hotwire is confirmed to be an aromantic asexual; he feels little to no romantic attraction to others.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He makes a lot of a snarky comments about the Dino Attack's more ridiculous moments.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: Hotwire and Shiller went to school together.
  • Handicapped Badass: Hotwire lost his left leg during the Adventurers' Island mission and had to make do with a mere peg leg for the remainder of the Dino Attack.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffered a brief one in the Maelstrom Temple as a result of the Darkitect's illusions.
  • Oblivious to Love: Played with. He's aware of the existence of romantic love and the effect it has on others; he just doesn't feel it himself.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Kat. They're very close teammates, but do not feel any romantic love towards one another.
  • Put on a Bus: During Jackson Lake's hiatus from Dino Attack RPG. The Bus Came Back when Jackson Lake returned just as the Goo Caverns Story Arc began.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Rex apparently worked with Hotwire at some point before the Goo Caverns mission, even though Jackson Lake joined Dino Attack RPG around the time that Rex was discharged from Dino Attack Team and revealed his true Mutant T-Rex form.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Hotwire was the Savvy Guy to Kat's Energetic Girl in the early days of the RPG.

Elite Agent Reptile

Primary character of TakunuvaC01

Standard Agent Benton "B" Kabrinsky

Primary character of Benton Kabrinsky

Elite Agent Andrew Anderson

Primary character of Andrewnuva199

  • Action Survivor: Andrew was just an ordinary civilian before joining Dino Attack Team.
  • All There in the Manual: While it was never mentioned in the RPG, Andrew's surname was revealed in the Newcomer Referral for the At War's End DeviantArt mirror.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: In the temple of Hotep III, Andrew's mind took a very dark turn. He had to fight hard to push back his dark conscious.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Due to being Genre Savvy and recognizing many tropes seen in the Dino Attack, Andrew is quick to make snary comments about cliches and other silliness.
  • Fantastically Indifferent: As a result of being an Unfazed Everyman. He commented to Pterisa that he was not particularly surprised when her identity was revealed.
  • Heroic BSoD: Andrew hit a minor BSOD upon realizing fully that LEGO Island, his hometown whose salvation was a major factor in him signing up for the team, had vanished into the Torn World.
  • Interspecies Friendship: The Martian Laxus is his best friend, and Zorikk somewhat counts if you consider a guy who can turn into a Mutant T-Rex another species (and saving him from near-certain death "friendship"). And of course, there's Pterisa, whose friendship with Andrew escalates to Interspecies Romance.
  • Interspecies Romance: As of the New Year's celebration on LEGO Island, Andrew is dating the Half-Human Hybrid Pterisa.
  • Leitmotif: In the Complete Soundtrack playlist, Andrew's theme is "Blue Room" from Island Xtreme Stunts.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: Andrew may be an elite agent of the Dino Attack Team, but he's a big fan of pop culture.
  • The Smart Guy: Andrew has a strong knowledge of history and building.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Andrew is just your average civilian from LEGO Island who hangs out with Laxus and Pterisa while fighting an apocalyptic war against Mutant Dinosaurs, all without so much as raising an eyebrow.

Elite Agent Zachary Virchaus

Primary character of Brikman McStudz

A young American who was left on LEGO Island at a young age for the safety of his unborn siblings, Zachary Virchaus joined the Dino Attack as an Agent before dropping out and joining the Dino Attack Team, hoping to make a difference. He did end up making a name for himself during his first mission, though not in the way he intended.

  • And Then Zachary Was A Stromling: Not long after fighting Stromling Islanders on Adventurers' Island, Zachary became a Stromling Agent.
  • An Arm and a Leg: His right hand was shot off by Scratch, which led to..
  • Artificial Limbs: His right hand was replaced with a robotic substitute.
  • Author Avatar: He is closely modeled after his player, Brikman McStudz.
  • Badass Beard: Gained one after being saved from the Maelstrom. He shows signs of growing another one at the end of the RPG.
  • Battle Couple: With Minerva Fabello.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Zachary can't see without his glasses. Subverted while he was a Stromling; the Maelstrom presumably improved his eyesight, defeating the purpose of glasses.
  • Chastity Couple: With Minerva; even while spending the night outside in midwinter — a situation in which cuddling would have been not only heartwarming, but practical — they roll away from one another before going to sleep.
    • May or may not have been Subverted on New Year's Eve on LEGO Island.
  • Co-Dragons: He and Ahua were running the Maelstrom while answering to the Darkitect
  • Evil Is Hammy: Very much so as a Stromling, where he tended to act very theatrical.
  • Evil Laugh: Definitely liked to laugh as a Stromling...
  • Evil Redhead: Inverted, as Stromling!Zach's hair was purple instead of red.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Against his will, he became a Stromling.
  • Fake Arm Disarm: Zachary's robot hand was broken during the Maelstrom Temple battle, requiring a replacement.
  • Fallen Hero: As a result of his Face–Heel Turn, he went from being a promising Dino Attack recruit to a major villain. He managed to get back up, though.
  • First-Name Basis: Most people just call him Zachary or Zach. It was not until he became a Stromling Agent that he proudly announced his surname, Virchaus.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Went from nice, average LEGO Island citizen to a dangerous (and hammy) Stromling bent on destroying everything.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Later in the war he would frequently use a knife in combat while Minerva would use a gun.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In a very Darth Vader-esque example, not only does Minerva’s suffering force Zach to change his ways but overthrow the big boss and save the girl.
  • Hook Hand: Had one briefly after his fight with Scratch.
  • Human Shield: He was used as one by Blaire Darkling.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: Called out by Carolyne Provencal when she was at Zach's mercy with her One-Hit Kill Agony Beam staff. Despite wishing to humanely kill Provencal, Zach causes him to go ahead and kill her with the staff.
  • Interspecies Friendship: With Cranky as a Stromling. Cranky's death was about the only time Stromling!Zach felt actual sadness.
  • Leitmotif: In the Original Soundtrack mixes, Zachary's themes are "I Have to Let You Go" and "Last Ride of the Day" by Nightwish, while Stromling Zachary's theme is "Scaretale".
  • Locked into Strangeness: Earned a purple stripe in his hair after being cured of the Maelstrom's corruption.
  • Love Redeems: Zach's love for Minerva was the driving force for Zach to regain control of his body to defeat Ahua and get injected with a Maelstrom cure.
  • Multicolored Hair: His new permanent hair coloring is red with a purple stripe, but prefers to die out the violet with his natural red color.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His surname, Virchaus, is an amalgamation of "Virtus Chaos", which roughly means "Power of Chaos" in Latin.
  • Official Couple: With Minerva Fabello.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: Zachary is a big fan of pop culture in addition to being a Dino Attack elite agent.
  • Rapid Aging: As a Stromling, he aged about a year in a matter of days, serving as a Mythology Gag regarding the invokedDevelopment Hell between Dino Attack RPG and At War's End.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Zachary developed PTSD after the war and needed therapy, support, and medication to recover.
  • Shipper on Deck: Very much so, pretty much pairing Holly Vinyaya with at least one character from every player in the RPG.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After discovering a Maelstrom pool, he became a lot more unfriendly, ultimately leading to his corruption into a Stromling. He got better after being purified, but gained a shorter temper in the process.
  • Touched By The Maelstrom: Being corrupted by the Maelstrom gave Zachary his power to manipulate it.

Elite Agent Dr. Matthew "Cyborg" Cyrista

Primary character of avmatoran

Elite Agent Charlie "Hertz" Schultz

Primary character of that guy from that show

  • Action Survivor: Charlie Schultz was just an ordinary civilian before joining Dino Attack Team.
  • Ascended Extra: Hertz was introduced as a disposable agent who could fill in a gap created by Reptile's removal. While intended as a character who could easily be killed off, Hertz has gained a notable role in the RPG since his introduction and went on to become that guy from that show's new primary character.
  • Butt-Monkey: Hertz noted that, out of everyone on the Dino Attack Team, he seemed to get hurt the most and spend the longest time recovering.
  • Communications Officer: His role in Dino Attack Team is handling telecommunications.
  • Cunning Linguist: Hertz is skilled with linguistics and codes.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Charlie Schultz was a geeky guy who went to Star Wars conventions.
  • Informed Ability: Hertz is said to be an expert in cryptology and linguistics but has never exhibited this skill.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Hertz was like this before he joined the Dino Attack Team, but he developed more social skills since working with them.
  • Leitmotif: In the Complete Soundtrack playlist, Hertz's theme is "Glenn's Wheels" from The Walking Dead.
  • Mauve Shirt: Hertz was initially introduced as a Red Shirt but did not die, and ultimately proved successful enough to graduate from Mauve Shirt to become a member of the main cast.
  • Men Don't Cry: Played straight and then subverted. After Naomi rejects him, Hertz does not cry... until he is out of her sight.
  • Nerd Action Hero: Hertz is usually a non-action Hollywood Nerd, but he has stepped up to participate in the battles of the Dino Attack.
  • No Indoor Voice: After he lost his hearing, having to speak loudly was an unfortunate side effect.
  • Non-Action Guy: Hertz is a techy so his skills tend to be confined to whatever he can do in the command tent.

Elite Agent Rotor

Primary character of Atton Rand

  • Ace Pilot: Rotor is a skilled T-1 Typhoon pilot and is known for leading Dino Attack's air forces in battle.
  • Anti-Hero: Rotor would probably qualify as an Unscrupulous Hero.
  • Battle Couple: Rotor and Cabin definitely come close to qualifying. At least, until the war ended.
  • Characterization Marches On: Rotor was actually first introduced in the Alpha Team RPG: Ogel's Last Stand. While he showed signs of his aggressive nature and a love for classical music, his main role was simply that of a helicopter pilot to help Atton Rand's primary character get around. Ironically he went on to become Atton Rand's primary character (albeit as the result of a sudden decision to kill off his previous primary character who really was not working out the way he'd hoped). His more familiar characterization only happened after he was brought into the Dino Attack RPG as a major character.
  • Colonel Kilgore: The trope-naming character was a major inspiration, right down to his frequent habit of playing classical music while attacking his enemies.
  • Cool Shades: Rotor is always depicted wearing sunglasses.
  • Death from Above: Pretty much any combat action once Rotor gets involved. Of course this should hardly come as a surprise to anyone who's seen Apocalypse Now and is familiar with Rotor's inspiration.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Rotor and Cabin's relationship didn't last long after the war ended.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Rotor tried to make an example of a T-1 crew by having them executed because the pilot had refused an order to fire on the XERRD fortress while Dino Attack Agents were still inside.
  • Expy: Of Lt. Colonel Kilgore.
  • Foil: Rotor, the aggressive commander who tries to think realistically and practically, putting his own personal morals aside and embracing the dark side of the war makes him the perfect foil for Zenna, the kind and compassionate idealist who thinks things through and puts her friends above all else. It's interesting to even note the two different fates of the characters, Zenna ended up paralyzed in one arm and with every bone in her body broken, while Rotor's so far made through most of the war without a scratch.
  • General Ripper: Rotor comes dangerously close.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Rotor may be an accomplished Dino Attack agent, but he is just as tough on his men as he is on his enemies.
  • Hanging Judge: Rotor's already pretty aggressive on the battlefield. If you want the defendant to live, you should keep him out of the court room.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner: This is why you should keep Rotor out of the courtroom.
  • Karma Houdini: Rotor almost got punished for his court-martial, and only escaped after the camp was overrun by mutant dinos. Otherwise he's also more or less gotten away scot-free with torturing a child.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Arguably, considering he's managed to get himself in a position of authority, knows how to get people to do as he says, and has gotten away with some surprisingly nasty things.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Rotor's real name is never revealed.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Rotor is willing to do whatever it takes to win the war, even beating a child if he thinks it will get important intel on the enemy (or so he claims).
  • Psycho for Hire: Comes dangerously close, with some of his more violent tendencies causing others to question why Dino Attack allowed him to become an elite agent.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Rotor cusses more than most of the RPG's main cast.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Rotor has massacred his enemies while playing classical music, had an entire T-1 Typhoon crew put on trial because the pilot disobeyed orders (not to mention trying to have them all shot), ordered an inexperienced teenager into an enemy fortress filled with toxins, bombed said fortress while his own men might have still been inside, tortured children for fun... and did I mention that he's a good guy who nearly earned his happy ending?
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Rotor massacres his enemies by the dozens, puts his own men on trial and tries to kill them, tortures children (which may or may not be just for fun)...
  • Trigger Happy: Rotor is all too keen to execute his enemies.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Rotor has the same goals as the rest of the team - to bring an end to the invasion of the mutant dinos. It's just that he's willing to take a few more risks that others would normally object to.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Rotor has George arrested for disobeying orders. Technically, while he may have had good reasoning for doing so as he had been thinking of the agents inside he did still explicitly refuse to carry out a direct order given by a superior officer, so Rotor's charges were valid. However, rather than simply talking to him and maybe some small punishment, he tries to have him executed by firing squad. Some people reacted the same way when he proceeded to attempt to torture Jenny.
  • Wicked Cultured: Listens to classical music even as he lays waste to his opponents.
  • Would Hurt a Child: While there has been no explicit mention of children being killed, Rotor has shown that he has no problem torturing them and possibly even enjoys doing so.

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Elite Agent Kotua

Primary character of Kotua in Space

An Alpha Team agent and technology expert, Kotua is a veteran of Mission Deep Freeze and one of the first Alpha Team agents to be assigned to Dino Attack Team. However, shortly into the Dino Attack, Kotua became Brainwashed and Crazy and turned against the team, first abducting and killing agents with the Voltage, then unleashing Chaos upon LEGO City.

  • Arc Villain: Kotua started off as the closest thing the RPG had to a main villain during its first Story Arc, although Chaos was eventually revealed to be the true mastermind.
  • Back for the Finale: Kotua made a brief cameo appearance during the Final Battle.
  • Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts: A variation with Kotua's cameo appearance during the Final Battle. Kotua mysteriously shows up after being M.I.A. for a long time (and assumed by some to be dead), then mysteriously disappears after Sherlock looks away. An interesting twist is that it's Kotua who offers Sherlock a ride, not the other way around. Note that while Kotua is actually neither dead nor a ghost, this scene has all the proper elements of this trope and was intended to invoke this trope.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Kotua was not in control of his actions during his Face–Heel Turn. First, he had been brainwashed by one of ShadowTech's machines, which was powered by Maelstrom energy. This made him much more violent and irrational, as well as making it easier for Chaos to control him.
  • Expy: A mad, brilliant inventor in control of an airship, an army of robots, and a water monster powered by seven emeralds who later betrays him? Well, when you put it like that, Kotua certainly seems like an Expy of Dr. Eggman.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Kotua went from being a heroic Alpha Team agent to a major villain, although it was against his will.
  • Fallen Hero: Kotua fell from being a heroic Alpha Team agent when he became a villain fighting his former friends. He eventually managed to get back up, though.
  • Flanderization: When Kotua appeared in the Maelstrom Temple, he was a mere amalgamation of his negative qualities, with most emphasis put on his violently realist outlook, his obsession with making Rex suffer, and his association with Perfect Chaos. However, this is a deliberate and justified example, since this was not the real Kotua, but rather a Stromling disguised as Kotua by the Darkitect's illusions. Most likely, the Darkitect looked into Rex's mind and only picked out the traits of Kotua that would work best in forcing Rex to Face His Fears. Later, when thinking more rationally, Rex was able to recall some of Kotua's other qualities, including the positive ones, besides the ones that were depicted in the Flanderization.
  • Leitmotif: In the Complete Soundtrack playlist, Kotua's theme is "Runway" from GoldenEye (1997). As a villain, his theme is "Theme of Eggman" from Sonic Unleashed.
  • Only One Name: In the BZPower RPGs, including Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG and Dino Attack RPG. It is worth noting, however, that in an Alpha Team RPG on another forum, Kotua's surname was stated to be Irigoyen.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Even before being Brainwashed and Crazy, Kotua believed that the best way to deal with the Mutant Dino threat was to exterminate them.
  • Put on a Bus: After Kotua in Space left Dino Attack RPG.
  • Starter Villain: In the first few months of the RPG (now considered to be its first Story Arc), Kotua filled the role of the first main villain for multiple players to fight.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Kotua disappeared after Sherlock looked away.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Kotua, in regards to Databoard and Frozeen, during his time where ShadowTech and Chaos turned him Brainwashed and Crazy. He and Databoard were able to team up again later, though they never got a chance to reunite with Frozeen.

Standard Agent Rev Raptor

Primary character of The Castle Gear

One of the first agents to sign up for the Dino Attack Team, Rev Raptor soon found that he had connections to the Dino Attack itself in ways that he could not have thought possible when he discovered that his father was a former XERRD scientist.

  • Accent Slip Up: Rev has a Scottish accent. He normally covers it up, but it slips through when he is in pain and unable to concentrate on hiding his accent.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the original RPG, Rev Raptor had alien DNA. In the Director's Cut, he is a normal human minifig.
  • Heroic Suicide: To avoid turning out like his father.
  • I Call It "Vera": Rev had named his chainguns "Lethal" and "Injector".
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: In the original version of Rev Raptor's Heroic Suicide, he asked Banchito to do the deed. However, since Banchito was retconned into Canon Discontinuity in order to work with modern RPG canon, this trope no longer applies.
  • Ideal Hero: He realized that a Mutant T-Rex was only aggressive due to Dino Attack agents intruding upon her nest, but also recognized that it was necessary to kill her, so he chose to give her a painless death. He later noticed that Trouble was not hostile and therefore went to great lengths to protect the Mutant Lizard from Kotua. However, this is downplayed compared to other idealist agents, since he has no problem killing Mutant Dinos by the dozen.
  • In the Blood: Rev Raptor was afraid that this trope would cause him to follow in the footsteps of his father Landro, so he committed suicide to prevent this from happening.
  • Killed Off for Real: Despite apparently lingering as a ghost for a short time (at least, according to Anubis), Rev's death was one of the first permanent primary character deaths in the RPG.
  • The Name Is Bond, James Bond: According to his sign-up form, Rev Raptor introduces himself as "Raptor, Rev Raptor".
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Despite his important role in the Landro subplot, Rev does not appear in the Landro segment of the Director's Cut trailer. This is because PeabodySam wasn't able to create a satisfactory visual appearance for him.

Elite Agent Dan "Databoard" Harra

Primary character of Chronicler of Ko-Koro

An Alpha Team agent and skilled mechanic, Databoard is a veteran of Mission Deep Freeze and one of the first Alpha Team agents to be assigned to Dino Attack Team, quickly rising the ranks to become an Elite Agent due to his skill and experience. During the Kotua crisis, Databoard was known for being the only one who stood a chance against his former teammate.

  • Back for the Finale: In the Director's Cut, Databoard pulls a Big Damn Heroes Gunship Rescue to save Voltage's T-1 Typhoon, as heard over the comm chatter.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: After Chronicler of Ko-Koro left Dino Attack RPG, Databoard went from being a major recurring protagonist to never appearing again. Even in-universe, characters often wonder what happened to Databoard.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He tends to make sarcastic comments about the dangerous situations he always finds himself in.
  • The Engineer: He is a skilled mechanic.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Databoard is a skilled inventor, creating technology such as a phasing device.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Spent a brief time as a half-human, half-Mutant Lizard hybrid due to experiments by the Shadows.
  • In-Series Nickname: His friends call him "Data".
  • Leitmotif: In the Complete Soundtrack playlist, Databoard's theme is "This Is Snake" from Harmony of Heroes.
  • Nerves of Steel: Databoard is known for his calm demeanor. Even in the face of danger, he remains calm and cool.
  • Put on a Bus: Databoard was last seen going on a mission to rescue Stealth, effectively (if not intentionally) putting him out of the main story for the rest of the RPG.

Standard Agent Dromus

Primary character of Lewa Freakazoid

A Dino Attack agent who wields a chain whip and understands a few Mutant Dino phrases. Dromus is notable for being the first female Dino Attack agent introduced in Dino Attack RPG, and is one of only two female primary characters.

Elite Agent Zero

Primary character of BZP Noob #30000

  • Ascended Extra: In the original RPG, after the Kotua crisis ended, Zero was Demoted to Extra and then was unceremoniously dropped from the story once his writer left. In the Director's Cut, he is given a much greater role during the second story arc, due to writing brand-new scenes for him as well as integrating the Expanded Universe short story The Madness of Agent Zero directly into the main story to give him a proper sendoff.
  • Break the Cutie: The hardest part of seeing Zero Go Mad from the Revelation is knowing that he used to be the Plucky Comic Relief.
  • Broken Ace: Zero went on a lot of missions with Rex and soon became a highly-regarded member of the Dino Attack Team. What nobody realized (until it was too late) was that he was struggling with hallucinations and mental instability.
  • Broken Tears: Going mad from the revelation left Zero crying while curled up in a fetal position.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Shortly after joining the RPG, Zero went on adventures to Mata Nui and Metru Nui, encountered Bohrok and Rahkshi, and was ultimately transformed into a Toa by a Great Disk, all treated as lighthearted and good fun. When BIONICLE content was declared non-canon, the subsequent reinterpretation of these events led to Zero suffering from Sanity Slippage.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: While he had already suffered from Sanity Slippage, Zero went off the deep end after learning that he was hallucinating. Then, he really went off the deep end after learning that the entire Dino Attack RPG was just a work of fiction.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Zero adopted the Code Name "Norik", which was part of BZP Noob #30000's username at the time (Norik the Silver Toa), while trying to hide his identity from Phantom.
  • Leitmotif: In the Complete Soundtrack playlist, Zero's theme is "Ko-Wahi" from BIONICLE: Quest of the Toa.
  • Medium Awareness: As of The Madness of Agent Zero, Zero knows that the entire Dino Attack RPG is a work of fiction that is prone to retcons.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Described as having a humorous personality, Zero frequently cracks jokes to lighten the mood for his teammates.
  • Powered Armor: After BIONICLE content was declared non-canon, Zero's Toa transformation was retconned so that Zero and Phantom discovered prototype suits of Tactical Operations Armor aboard PBB's airship.
  • Sanity Slippage: Zero developed mental instability over the course of the war and was experiencing hallucinations, eventually leading to his discharge.

Special Agent Magma

Former primary character of TakunuvaC01

  • Agents Dating: With Covert, after the war.
  • Cool Shades: He is always depicted wearing sunglasses.
  • Dating Catwoman: While Covert (as well as the rest of the Agents Defense Organization) is not a villain, she served as an antagonist to Magma for at least two years during the inter-agency rivalry between Alpha Team and the Agents. After the Dino Attack, Magma and Covert openly declared their love for one another, making this too explicit to be Foe Romance Subtext.
  • Informed Loner: Despite being a loner, Magma ended up working closely with other Dino Attack agents.
  • Last Minute Hookup: With Covert, in TakunuvaC01's final post in At War's End.
  • Given Name Reveal: Subverted. He revealed his true name to Covert in TakunuvaC01's final post, but the reader doesn't get to find out what it is.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He is only known as Magma to readers. With the exception of Covert, he is also only known as Magma to the rest of the cast.
  • Temporary Name Change: For a brief time, Magma changed his codename to the Cloaked Hunter, which was later simplified to just the Hunter. Eventually, he decided to go back to being Magma again.
  • That Man Is Dead: During his time as the Cloaked Hunter, people would still address him as Magma, prompting him to declare that Magma was dead.

Standard Agent Slash

Primary character of Metty the Black Wizard

  • Adaptational Mundanity: In the original RPG, Slash possessed the powers of the Cyber Matrix, a magical form of shapeshifting powered by souls. In the Director's Cut, the Cyber Matrix is reimagined as a technological device worn on his wrist that can control his motor functions to perform certain acts, but shapeshifting is definitely not one of them.
  • Back for the Finale: In the Director's Cut, Slash partakes in the final battle, as heard over the comm chatter.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call him a "newb".
  • Cain and Abel: Slash and Axey are twin brothers, and because the latter joined ShadowTech, they frequently came in conflict with one another during the Dino Attack.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: In the Director's Cut, the Cyber Matrix is a wristwatch-like device that can control Slash's motor functions and make him do incredible feats.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Started to hallucinate BIONICLE characters and settings after being tranquilized by ShadowTech. Given the prominent role he played in the later BIONICLE Meets Exo-Force RPG incident, it's likely that this had a lasting effect on his mental stability.
  • Friendly Sniper: Slash is a skilled sniper, but is very friendly and outgoing.
  • Leitmotif: In the Complete Soundtrack playlist, Slash's theme is the main theme from Pacific Rim.
  • Master Swordsman: His weapon of choice is a White Tiger Blade, and he even claims that his name is "Slash B. Swordsman" to boast about his swordsmanship.
  • Meaningful Rename: Originally signed up under the Code Name "Blade", but changed it to "Slash" after fighting Axey for the first time.
  • Medium Awareness: Slash occasionally breaks the fourth wall, such as reading the Dino Attack RPG Player's Guide to figure out how to fight Shadow-Blades, or acknowledging that he failed to read Stealth's flashback a few posts earlier. Given what happens to other characters who possess Medium Awareness, it's no wonder that he's a Cloudcuckoolander.
  • They Call Him "Sword": Slash used to go by the name "Blade". His personal weapon was the White Tiger Blade, and he is a Master Swordsman.

Elite Agent Zenna

Former primary character of Atton Rand

  • Ace Pilot: Zenna is a skilled pilot, enough that Specs entrusted her to fly his T-1 Typhoon during the final battle.
  • Action Girl: Zenna is the second primary character to be female.
  • Back for the Finale: Made an unexpected return during the final battle due to popular demand.
  • Butt-Monkey: When first introduced, Zenna had a habit of constantly getting herself into trouble and getting hurt in various ways only to miraculously recover. During the LEGO Island arc (by which point Atton Rand's writing had greatly improved) she was given a bit more competence and wasn't always quite so lucky.
  • Characterization Marches On: Zenna's medicinal skills were only introduced after the RPG started Growing the Beard. No indication of such things were made before that point- made all the more ironic by various posts early in the RPG in which she'd get hurt in unscrupulous manners
  • Combat Medic: Although Zenna is a medic, she is mostly working out in the battlefield rather than the HQ's hospital wing.
  • Demoted to Extra: Atton Rand introduced a number of NPCs during the Adventurers' Island story arc, resulting in his own primary character being taken out of focus in favor of stories focusing on the various medics and Kate's efforts to fit in with the team.
  • Disney Death: While she survived the battle for the XERRD Fortress, Zenna was considered as good as dead due to falling into a comatose due to blood loss. She got better, though.
  • Ideal Hero: During the "idealists vs. realists" debate, Zenna was firmly on the side of the idealists, and she thought it was immoral that Dino Attack Team would conduct a secret black operations mission to exterminate Mutant Dinos without letting everyone else know.
  • Leitmotif: In the Complete Soundtrack playlist, Zenna's theme is "A Survivor Is Born" from Tomb Raider (2013).
  • The Medic: Zenna is a skilled medic.
  • Only Mostly Dead: After being shot by a XERRD sniper, Zenna was nearly dead... but not quite, and that's all it took for her to survive and recover.
  • Only One Name: We only ever know her as Zenna.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Despite being an Ace Pilot, Zenna rarely is seen flying anything.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: While there doesn't seem to be any malicious intent on Atton Rand's part, Zenna was Put on a Bus after having nearly died from blood loss and was not even mentioned in most of Dino Attack: At War's End, with all of Atton Rand's posts focusing on his NPCs instead. Additionally, had Atton Rand not decided to just Throw It In! after that guy from that show confirmed that Zenna survived, Zenna might have even died. Luckily, though, Zenna was ultimately able to catch a bus leaving from Hell and was Back for the Finale.
  • Unexplained Recovery: The last time we saw Zenna during the Adventurers' Island mission, she nearly died from blood loss and was in a coma. Only a few days later, she's almost back to full health and flying the Amanda during the final battle.

Standard Agent Prof. David Norman

Primary character of imperial officer

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: David suddenly stopped appearing after imperial officer left Dino Attack RPG.
  • First-Name Basis: Although David Norman isn't the only David in the RPG (since Hotwire's real name is David), he's the most well-recognized one by that name, so most players just call him David.
  • Ideal Hero: He even took it upon himself to hold meetings of idealist agents during the Cam O'Cozy crisis and team schism.
  • Nice Guy: Described as quite friendly in his profile.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Professor Norman is a chemist, mathematician, and machine operator.
  • The Smart Guy: At age 19, he could work a supercomputer. As a professor, David is a chemist and can figure out how to operate very complicated machinery and make complicated sums.

Standard Agent Leonidas "Fullmetal" Spartana

Primary character of Toa Antrakha

  • Action Survivor: Fullmetal lived in a small town where he helped out on a farm, and he was evacuated when the town was attacked by Mutant Dinos, leading to him volunteering for Dino Attack Team.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Quite literally, as Fullmetal lost his right arm and left leg in a fight against Enox Phorm. This was after he already lost his right hand in an Octosaur attack.
  • Artificial Limbs: His right arm and left leg are entirely mechanical, after his mission to Mt. Bricklake.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: After Toa Antrakha left Dino Attack RPG. Fortunately, he came back for the Expanded Universe.
  • Dragon Ancestry: Valencia is Fullmetal's mother. As a result, Fullmetal has the ability to breathe fire.
  • Dragon Rider: Played with, since Fullmetal rides the dragon-dinosaur hybrid Tex.
  • Ideal Hero: He adopted Tex without hesitation, which led to him getting into a fight with the Pragmatic Hero Greybeard.
  • Meaningful Rename: Originally signed up under the Code Name "Sauro-Hunter", but changed it to "Fullmetal" during the GAIA Squad's mission to Mount Bricklake.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Named after King Leonidas of Sparta.
  • Sudden Name Change:
    • When Fullmetal first joined the RPG, his codename was Antrakha. Shortly afterward, it was changed to Legolas. Both these names were considered non-canon once his codename changed to Sauro-Hunter.
    • Fullmetal's real name was originally Andrew Olin before it was retconned to Leonidas Spartana.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: He has been repeatedly fitted with Artificial Limbs as he loses An Arm and a Leg in the battlefield.

Gahiji "Dust" Thutmose

Former primary character of that guy from that show

Born to an alcoholic father and a drug addicted mother, Dust was grew up in a Bedouin tripe in Egypt. After killing his father, he was taken under the wing of Professor Charles Kilroy at the Cairo museum, where he became obsessed with his heritage and Pharaoh Hotep III. After he was fired from his affluent position, Gahiji took the name Dust and swore to find the lost temple of Hotep III. Using his skills as a master manipulator, Dust infiltrated the Dino attack and used their resources to locate the building.

  • Affably Evil: Although not necessarily evil, Dust has proven himself to be quite charming.
  • Alcoholic Parent: His father, Mr. Thutmose, was a drunk and abusive to his son.
  • Anti-Hero: Dust is more pragmatic than all the heroic primary characters before him.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Imaginary Dust always appears in a nice suit as he speaks to Carl Lutsky.
  • Badass Bookworm: Dust is very well-read for someone who grew up on the streets.
  • Bald of Awesome: Dust is bald, which helps cement his tough and rugged appearance.
  • Bastard Bastard: Dust is the illegitimate Son of a Whore, and he acts like an uncaring self-centered jerkass to everyone around him.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: In Dear Sister, Gahiji agrees to help Roger track down Frank because Roger was always a good man to Gahiji.
  • Berserk Button: Because of his manipulative skills, Dust knows how to find anyone's Berserk Button and can successfully use it to accomplish his goals, as he did with Carl Lutsky.
  • Blood from the Mouth: After being shot by Lutsky, Dust coughed up blood. True to the trope, it was fatal.
  • The Chessmaster: Dust has had a master plan for some time considering his plans to take the temple of Hotep III ranging from dropping care packages for himself on strategic points across the island, blackmailing members of the D.A., infiltrating the XERRD base and destroying critical data, and falsely translating the blueprints to the temple.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Dust has a habit of manipulating Dino Attack Team, genuinely working with them, betraying them, and doing it all over again.
  • Con Man: How he made his living after being fired from the Cairo museum.
  • The Corrupter: Dust's rhetoric and manipulations drove Carl Lutsky to insanity.
  • The Cynic: Dust whole philosophy for most of his life. He justified his actions by saying that others would do the same to him. Eventually he had an epiphany he was wrong then he died.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Dust is a Son of a Whore, grew up with an Alcoholic Parent that he murdered, lived on the streets, and was fired by Dr. Kilroy (the first person who actually cared for him) after being blackmailed by his mother.
  • Death Equals Emotion: Invoked in Dust's death. In his dying moments, he asked his teammates to tell Rockford that it was an honor to work with him and to send his apologies, something that Dust would never have requested in life.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Dust's teammates went from hating him for tricking them to trying in vain to save his life after he was fatally shot.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Unlike most snarkers on the team who comment on the RPG's more ridiculous tropes and cliches, Dust's snarking comes from the fact that he sees himself as above everyone else.
  • Evil Can Not Comprehend Good: While Dust was not evil, he could not understand the selflessness exhibited by the rest of the team.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Dust really used his eyebrow to its full potential.
  • Freudian Excuse: Dust never knew his mother and his father was an alcoholic and abusive.
  • Friendless Background: Dust never did nor has any desire to have friends. Likely because of the emotional barriers he has placed around himself.
  • Heel Realization: Dust had his Heel Realization at the last possible moment. While he stood atop the steps of the temple, he came to the sudden realization he was a jerk. Sadly, he was shot moments later.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Dust realized he was one after researching his genealogy. He was descended from the kings of Egypt but was born to an alcoholic father and a drug addicted mother. Both were horrible and pathetic people and dishonored the family name. When Dust left, the knowledge of his royal heritage was all he had.
  • Improbable Age: Dust became a respected archeologist at the Cairo museum at age 20.
  • Informed Islam: Word of God says Dust is Muslum, however there is no evidence that he follows the faith since he comes off as a skeptic and drinks liquor. Given his background, a rational explanation would be that he is of Islamic descent, and maybe grew up learning Islamic culture, but Dust himself is not very religious and so does not follow the all of standard traditions.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Dust wanted Rockford to know that it was an honor to have known him.
  • Jerkass: Dust has proven to be aggressive, and since he got into the team, he has made little effort to be liked by the rest of the Dino Attack agents. He does not often care about the people around him.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He may have been a selfish jerk, but Dust was right so many times.
  • Kick the Dog: He really did not need to shoot that XERRD secretary.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dust did end up being killed in the Temple of Hotep III.
  • Knife Nut: Dust is a master knife fighter, having killed five natives with just a knife.
  • Leitmotif: In the Complete Soundtrack playlist, Dust's theme is "Ben's Theme" from Lost.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Dust wore a cowl, balaclava, and goggles when he first arrived on the island.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Dust was willing to lie to and manipulate the Dino Attack Team during their crucial world-saving mission, just so that he could get the Temple of Hotep III that he desired.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname, Thutmose, is a reference to his royal heritage.
  • Mind Rape: Dust plays with Lutsky's mind to such a degree that he turns him into a paranoid psychopath. Eventually, that comes back to bite him.
  • Missing Mom: Dust never knew his mother, Claudia, until she came back in his adulthood to blackmail him.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Gahiji is Arabic for "hunter".
  • Noble Fugitive: He is a descendant of Pharaoh Hotep III, and yet usually finds himself on the run from authority.
  • Nominal Hero: He could care less about which side wins the war. All he wants is to find a temple belonging to his ancestor, and he's willing to use and manipulate Dino Attack Team to get him there.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: Dust didn't join the Dino Attack Team to fight the Mutant Dinos and retake the world; he just cares about finding his temple.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Dust really smiles a lot, and it's usually when he's freaking somebody out.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Dust gave one to Lutsky while he was being interrogated in true Hannibal Lecture style, and later to the agents at the temple of Hotep III.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Considering that he was a nomad who had survived on his own wits and skills for many years and a very important character of the Adventurers' Island story arc, and yet he was apparently doomed to die from the very beginning by his own writer.
  • Schemer: Always coming up with cunning plans to manipulate his environment and surrounding people to his advantage.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Dear Sister implies that Dust might have figured out that Amanda Claw was really Silencia Venomosa, although he never tells anyone about this.
  • Shirtless Scene: The infamous image of Dust that informed all players of the RPG that Dust did not need a shirt.
  • Sinister Shades: Dust wears a large pair of sunglasses that mask the upper half of his face, giving him a darker and more sinister appearance.
  • Son of a Whore: Confirmed by Word of God. Could not be explicitly stated on LEGO website like BZPower.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Dust was not evil, but in comparison to other upstanding members of the Dino Attack Team...
  • Villainous Breakdown: Dust has had on-again off-again villainous breakdowns when he allows his emotions to get in control of his plain. Most notably when he lost it after the assault on the south coast and became a fugitive. He has however managed to maintain his composure in the end.
  • Wicked Cultured: A street rat and Manipulative Bastard who is very well-read and educated on history.

Standard Agent Trigger

Former primary character of Atton Rand

A cold-blooded, tough-as-nails mercenary who doesn't care about anything except his own life and his money.

  • Anti-Hero: Trigger is definitely unscrupulous.
  • Asshole Victim: Trigger was a jerk to everyone, so no one really mourned his death.
  • Badass Driver: Supposedly one of the reasons he was hired by Dino Attack Team.
  • Cigar Chomper: Trigger is almost always smoking.
  • Contrasting Replacement Character: With Zenna being a friendly and selfless medic, Atton Rand chose to go in the opposite direction and make her replacement, Trigger, a jerk mercenary who only cares about himself.
  • Cool Shades: Trigger sometimes wears sunglasses, as inspired by Jack Crow.
  • Dirty Coward: For someone who takes his jobs so seriously that anyone who interferes must die, Trigger has no problem walking out on his most important job of all time and deserting the Dino Attack Team... during the Final Battle... and tries to justify it as the money not being worth it.
  • Expy: Of Jack Crow.
  • Foil: When Atton Rand started planning his new primary character, he intentionally tried to make the exact opposite of Zenna. She is a woman, the new character's a man. Zenna was a kind and compassionate idealist, the new guy is a cold, selfish realist. Zenna actually cared for the good of her planet and the cause of the team, he doesn't give a znap and is only in it for the money. The result was the character of Trigger, whom he found a lot more enjoyable.
  • Good Is Not Nice: If you're willing to stretch the definition of "good", since he is hired by Dino Attack Team after all, but Trigger is ruthless, politically incorrect, and a Jerkass to everyone around him.
  • Hired Guns: Trigger isn't really an agent so much as a mercenary who's willing to fight with them because he was offered money.
  • I Have Many Names: A major character trait of Trigger, although we've only seen two of his names in-universe (the other name being "Schiess").
  • Informed Attribute: Trigger is described as cold and logical, but all of his actions so far have shown him to be hotheaded and almost entirely ruled by emotion.
  • Informed Ability: Trigger was hired by Dino Attack Team for his driving skills... and we've never seen him behind the wheel. Made even more ironic by the fact that in the flashback it was shown that Sindstorme had already hired Montoya to act as the designated driver (and ultimately the getaway driver during the heist- though in fairness this was because Trigger was the one leading the men into the building- someone had to be on lookout, and be ready to go quickly if something went wrong).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Trigger seems to be pretty cold, his relationship with Snake and Carrie Enderson does seem to suggest that he is in fact capable of making friends.
  • Jerkass: Trigger's Lack of Empathy bred a lot of conflicts with his teammates.
  • Killed Off for Real: Trigger died during the final battle.
  • Lack of Empathy: Trigger has little to no consideration for any of his comrades or their cause, to the point where he will shoot other agents if neccessary.
  • Meaningful Name: His alias "Schiess" was a reference to Christian Ferdinand Schiess, a Swiss mercenary who won the Victoria Cross for his role in the Battle of Rorke's Drift- this was partially depicted in the 1964 film Zulu.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: While working at Mindstorms Inc. Trigger used the alias "Schiess", taken from Christian Ferdinand Schiess, a Swiss mercenary who won the Victoria Cross for his role in the Battle of Rorke's Drift.
  • Nominal Hero: He's only in it for the money.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: Due to having done a fair share of missions in space, Trigger doesn't view the Dino Attack apocalypse as anything significant. Therefore, he doesn't care about Dino Attack Team winning the war; he just cares about being paid in the end.
  • Only in It for the Money: Trigger has made it abundantly clear that he only ever cares about money.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: A major part of Trigger's character is that he never gives his real name. Every job he's done he's operated under a codename or pseudonym.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Trigger was hired by Dino Attack Team for his driving skills, but we've never seen him behind the wheel. Ironically in the flashback his partner Montoya is clearly established as the team's designated driver.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Trigger openly criticized Hotwire and Rex for continuing to fight despite physical disabilities (the former being right in front of him at the time). He did raise a valid point regarding the impracticalities of having someone in a wheelchair fighting on the front lines, especially in an environment like a jungle, but he didn't word it well and with the ongoing battle, it was hardly the time for such remarks.
  • Psycho for Hire: For supposedly being cold and only caring about money, Trigger certainly has proven to be violent and unpredictable toward whoever is closest.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Trigger quickly realized he was in over his head with the Silencia issue and took a brief period of distraction to escape, so he decided to ditch the team and make a run for it.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He delivers a lto of Obligatory Swearing and is known for detonating a Cluster F-Bomb at the drop of a hat, most likely to show that he's one of the team's most cynical agents.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Trigger is one of the few characters to play the trope straight, being a smoker who is intended to look cool while doing so.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Trigger thinks that he can just walk away from a battle that will determine the fate of a post-apocalyptic planet that has been placed under quarantine by the rest of the universe. Even worse, after Amanda pointed this out to him and then proceeded to threaten him to make sure that he stayed, Trigger continued going about his plan to desert the Dino Attack Team as though he did not hear a word she said.

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