Tropes pertaining to the characters in the Dino Crisis series.
- "End of the line for you, handsome... You're extinct!"
- Ambiguously Asian: Her in-game appearance as well as cg artwork of her suggests that she may be of Asian heritage, though it hasn't been confirmed. Complicating things is that in Dino Crisis 2, her character model appears to have been altered slightly to look a bit more Caucasian.
- Action Girl: Is she ever.
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: She is a bit shaken with her first dinosaur encounter, but she is rather chill about dinosaurs in general afterwards and even snarks about the persistent T-Rex.
- The Cynic: She tends to not be a very positive person, as Rick points out.
- Deadpan Snarker: Snarks at everyone, which includes Dr. Kirk and her own teammates.
- Dull Surprise: Her first reaction to seeing the corpse of a disemboweled man is to nonchalantly say "That's disgusting."
- Fiery Redhead: Subverted. She's a soldier with a cool disposition.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: For what reason, we wonder...
- Hypocrite: Her reaction to Rick who mocked her over her first dinosaur encounter since he didn't believe her at first:Regina: This isn't a joke, you idiot! We were attacked by a big ass lizard!
- Pretty justified on Rick's end because earlier Regina was snarking at Gail when he came across a mutilated corpse and she makes a tasteless jokes saying that it could've been him who caused it.
- Male Gaze: Her in game model textures emulate leather highlights in the darkness, however, it also shows she has a nice butt.
- Ms. Fanservice: And how!
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Word of God states that Regina is only a code name. Her real name is unknown.
- Statuesque Stunner: She is stated to be 5'9" in the manual for Dino Crisis 2.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or bright reddish pink in her case.
Dr. Edward Kirk
- "A god or a devil. I don't care about that, only my experiment."
- Ambiguous Disorder: It is very easy to diagnose Dr. Edward Kirk with some form of Bipolar Disorder. Mood swings? Check. Aggressive Behavior? Check. Poor Judgement? It's in his bio that he can't tell the difference between right and wrong so check. Risky behavior? Check. Will to complete goals? BIG check. It is also, however, easy to diagnose him with Antisocial Personality Disorder. Kirk fits almost every symptom on the the list.
- Baddie Flattery: He notes that Regina appears to have a "small degree of superficial intelligence" as he has a gun pointed at her head.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: You have to admit, Kirk does look rather feminine.
- Evil Brit: Cares not for human life and is glad to use them to further his experiments. Also has a British sounding accent.
- Faking the Dead: So that he could continue his research.
- For Science!: Lives to see his experiments to fruition, consequences be damned.
- Jerkass: Basically, he thinks very highly of himself and very poorly of others.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Has quite the long blonde hair on him and a pretty face to boot.
- Karma Houdini: In one of the endings, it appears that, while you rescue Gail from dying, Dr. Kirk got away without any comeuppance for his actions. Either that or he got caught up in the overloading of the Third Energy generators.
- Mad Scientist: He seriously should be more concerned about what his experience has unleashed, to say the minimum.
- Speak Ill of the Dead: If Gail dies, Kirk mocks him and proclaims that he gave his life for a government that only used him as a tool. Regina has none of it and decks the doctor in the face.
- Would Hit a Girl: He shot and killed a dying female researcher in order to lure Regina into a trap in order to kill her as well.
- "I have a little unfinished business to take care of..."
- Brains and Brawn: The brawn to Rick's brain. All the game sections where you choose which teammate to listen to, Gail chooses a brute force approach, which means less puzzles, more dinosaur fights.
- Jerkass: He is quite harsh towards his teammates, particularly Rick.
- He's also willing to let Tom die, because going out of his way to save him would waste too much time. As a result, Tom predictably dies a death that could have been avoided if Gail took the time to care.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He doesn't tell his teammates the true purpose of the mission because he was concerned for their safety if they knew and feared they wouldn't have the heart to finish the mission if they new the truth.
- Percussive Prevention: There's no animation for it, but in the ending where Gail survives, the sound of an impact can be heard when he starts to collapse into Regina's arms. He was already badly injured, but the implication is that she knocked him out so he wouldn't get himself killed.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Rick's blue oni.
- "Oh-ho-ho! Now that's a good one! So, who was it? Barney?"
- Badass Bookworm: He's a elite agent, but also a genius hacker.
- Black and Nerdy: As stated above, he spends most of his time in the control rooms, unlocking certain areas of the facility as well as giving Regina access to the laser gates.
- Black Dude Dies First: Averted. He survives in all the endings.
- Brains and Brawn: The brain to Gail's brawn. All his path choices in the game have you doing more technical puzzles and less dinosaur fighting.
- Everyone Has Standards: Despite his noticable dislike for Gail, he still requests that Regina stop him from chasing Kirk after Gail gets seriously injured when the ceiling collapses on him. If Regina chooses to follow Rick, he will tend to Gail's wounds.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Gail's red oni.
- "Chew on this!"
- Doomed Hurt Guy: There is no way to save him.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Sacrifices his life to save Rick by taking on a dinosaur while heavily wounded, and gets a pre-mortem one-liner. When you finally reach the room, both Tom AND the Dinosaur are dead. Whether it was a Mutual Kill or Rick avenged him, it was still awesome.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Chew on this!"
CooperThe group's radioman who was separated from the others and eaten by the T-Rex before the opening movie even ends.
- Butt-Monkey: Nothing went right for this man as soon as he started to parachute down to Ibis Island. First, he gets blown off course and lands far from the rendezvous point and gets lost in the middle of the jungle. And then he gets eaten. All before the opening movie ends.
- Red Shirt
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He got eaten moments after being introduced.
- Big Bad: Serves as the biggest threat in the original and the biggest obstacle to escaping the island.
- Implacable Man: Nothing will stop it's pursuit. No amount of damage will deter it, and even seeing its prey try to escape on a hovercraft only prompts it to swim after it.
- Lightning Bruiser: More so in cutscenes where it runs fast enough to keep up with a helicopter and swims fast enough to keep up with a hovercraft.
- Super-Persistent Predator: For whatever reason it keeps chasing whatever humans it sees throughout the game.
- Tyrannosaurus rex: Well duh.
Dylan MortonThe Co-protagonist of Dino Crisis 2, is the Commanding Officer of the T.R.A.T. a military team assigned to the Edward City mission. Dylan was to collaborate with Regina on accomplishing the mission objectives
- Dark and Troubled Past: He was part of a street gang whose rivals killed his mother and sister while there is no mention of his father.
- Disappeared Dad: Dylan talks about his mother, sister and Future Dylan mentions his wife but there is no mention of Dylan's father.
- Good Parents: After his conrades are killed and the children injured and in a coma, Coronel Dylan Morton / Future Dylan makes the bold decision of not escaping and instead looking after his daughter as much he could. Present Dylan also becomes this upon finding out Paula is his child and while he could ensure her existence and maybe even prevent the deaths of the children and their parents by going back to his original timeline he still chooses to remain by her side when her legs get crushed by a computer and is unable to move, he asks Regina to come back for them before dying along with Paula when the facility explodes.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Papa Wolf: He becomes this to Paula after finding out she is his future daughter.
- Survivor Guilt: He experiences this when his mother and sister are killed by his treet gang's rivals and joins the army to make up for his mistake.
- Tragic Keepsake: According to Word of God, Dylan kept his late sister's necklace and gave it to Paula when she was born.
- White Gang-Bangers: He reveals to Regina that he used to be in a street gang. Said street gang activity resulted in the murders of his mother and sister.
David FalkA fellow T.R.A.T. member and a friend of Dylan. He survives the initial dinosaur onslaught, only to be killed later on when he saves Dylan from being eaten.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He becomes this when he saves Dylan from being eaten by an Allosaurus.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He shoots a rocket into the T-Rex's face in an attempt to kill it and save Regina and Dylan. It doesn't work very well, somehow.
A teenaged girl and member of the mysterious "Helmet People". She is later revealed to be Dylan's daughter from the year 2055.
- Action Girl
- Artificial Stupidity: In the Escort Mission, Paula walks very slowly and stands perfectly still when dinosaurs attack. There's also a point in the second segment where the character runs ahead of you, climbs a ledge, and forces you to find a ladder while they get attacked by other dinosaurs almost immediately.
- Boyish Short Hair: She has short blonde hair to about her neck. In Dino Stalker, her hair looks a little longer and more feminine.
- Custom Uniform of Sexy: Wears tight shorts and knee-shin guards instead of long pants like her teammates.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She is very nice and caring.
- HeelFace Turn: After being reunited with the younger version of her father Paula loses interest in protecting the dinosaurs and is no longer hostile towards Regina.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Luke, You Are My Father: She reveals to Dylan that he is her father by taking him to the Habitat Support Facility and showing him a message from his future self.
- Missing Mom: Her mother was killed by the dinosaurs. Nothing is known about her other than that her name is Julia.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Appears to be this when Paula tries to stop one of her conrades from killing Dylan, only for said conrade to accidentally jump off the bridge they are in, leading to his death. Paula takes one look at him and runs away, ignoring her father and her broken necklace on the floor.
- Orphan's Plot Trinket: Paula Morton is carrying one of these. It turns out to be inverted: said trinket is Dylan's dead sister's necklace. Towards the end of the game, Dylan watches a holographic message from his future self and learns that Paula is his daughter.
- Teens Are Short: She is the shortest human character overall.
- Tragic Keepsake: When Paula was born Dylan gave her his late sister's necklace, which Paula wore until she lost it when she tried to defend Dylan from one of her colleagues, although it's possible Dylan gave it back to her.
- Slippedthe Ropes: Averted the first time she is captured and handcuffed by Regina but played straight the second time when Dylan handcuffs her at the ship before he and Regina leave to resume their search for more survivors, only to come back empty handed and with Paula long gone.
- Sole Survivor: She is the only known survivor of the Noah's Ark Plan since it is never revealed whether Dylan and Regina saved the other children after Regina went back in time to save Dylan and Paula.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She is basically a female version of her father, except for her hair being a bit darker than Dylan's.
- The Smurfette Principle: She is the only known female member of the Helmet People.
- The Voiceless: At first she can only speak two words and makes animal-like sounds the rest of the time. In "Dino Stalker" she is able to speak in short sentences.
- You No Take Candle: Her long habitation within machines originally intended for the psychological development of dinosaurs led to her and the other children having speech difficulties. Paula mostly grunts and makes sounds similar to that of an animal or a small child, the only words she can say are "Paula" and "Papa". In Dino Stalker she is able to speak more words and short sentences.
The "Helmet People"
Mysterious teenagers who attack Regina and Dylan on sight. They are later revealed to be children from the year 2055.
- Artificial Human: A file in Dino Crisis 3 suggests that some of these helmeted teenagers were in fact Androids created by Dr. Jack Morton. This may explain why the two deceased helmet people are seen to have glowing red eyes instead of faces.
- Children Forced to Kill: They have killed an unknown amount of citizens of Edward City and try to kill Dylan and Regina as well since the life support chambers the children were placed in to heal the wounds the dinosaurs caused them were originally intended for the psychological development of dinosaurs and programmed them to protect the dinosaurs.
- Child Soldiers: They become this once they wake up from their coma to protect the dinosaurs at all costs.
- Cool Helmet: They wear black helmets with red visors which they never take off except for Paula due to Regina taking her helmet after capturing her.
- Deceptively Human Robots: A file in Dino Crisis 3 suggests that some of these helmeted teenagers, were in fact Androids created by Dr. Jack Morton. This is reinforced by the fact that Paula's teammates are seen to have glowing red eyes.
- Disappeared Dad / Missing Mom: Their parents were killed by the dinosaurs. Paula is the only one with a surviving parent.
- Feral Child: The children show some shades of this since the chambers programmed them to survive as a pack just like the dinosaurs and they, or at least Paula, seem to communicate though animal-like grunts.
- Freudian Excuse: They have killed many people in cold blood, even if the humans don't make any attempts to hurt them or the dinosaurs, and may not be above endangering their comatose conrades to kill Dylan although it's not their fault due to them spending a long time in the life support chambers originally meant for the growth of dinosaurs, which resulted in them being programmed to protect the dinosaurs and losing their ability to speak, making them unable to properly communicate with other humans and didn't have their parents to give them proper guidance since they had already been killed by the dinosaurs.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Their uniforms consist on black biker suits.
- Kill All Humans: After being brainwashed by the life support chambers they view other humans as a threat to the dinosaurs, whom they believe they must protect and will kill any human in sight without a moment of hesitation.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Rivals!: If the first helmeted boy had stopped and questioned Paula about why she was protecting Dylan and the second helmeted boy had shot Dylan when he was distracted they, Paula and the still comatose children wouldn't have died.
- No Name Given: Their organization was never given a name. The game's script refer to them as "Full Faces", Dylan refers to one a "that helmet guy" or "those people with the helmets" in the game and the development team nicknamed them the "Youth Group". The helmeted youths (sans Paula) also remain nameless.
- Robot Soldier: See above.
- Teen Genius: They know a lot about advanced technology and managed to survive for a long time in an extremely dangerous world without their parents.
- Teens Are Monsters: They kill every human they cross paths with without a moment of hesitation, even if the humans are not trying to hurt them or fight back. Justified though as it's not really their fault.
- The Voiceless: Their long habitation within machines originally intended for the psychological development of dinosaurs led to the children having speech difficulties. Paula's conrades don't talk, scream or make a single sound while Paula grunts and wails.
- Those Two Guys: Paula's teammates.
- Too Dumb to Live: The first helmeted boy had the perfect chance to grab his gun and shoot Dylan after throwing Paula aside but instead he tries to tackle the older, stronger man and ends up tripping and falling off the highway overpass they were in and the second helmeted boy choose to activate the Habitat Support Facility's self-destruction system which resulted in the deaths of the boy, Paula, Dylan and possibly the children who were still in the chambers.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Paula's teammates are the "Two Guys" while Paula is the girl.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: While Paula was saved it is unknown whether her conrades/the children who were still on their life support chambers were saved as well.
- Would Hit a Girl: They shoot Regina on sight as they will kill anyone who isn't a dinosaur.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast
The second main dinosaur antagonist after it kills "Cyclops" the Tyrannosaurus rex.
- Accidental Hero / Villainous Rescue: Inadvertently saves Regina from the T.rex, killing the other carnivore and putting and an end to the threat it poses. Unfortunately, the Giganotosaurus is far more dangerous than the T.rex ever was, making things go From Bad to Worse.
- Always a Bigger Fish: "Cyclops" the T.rex corners Regina at last. And then the ground starts shaking and the Giganotosaurus rams the nearby compound wall down.
- Animals Not to Scale: Possibly the most extreme case in the series. In real-life, Giganotosaurus was around the same size as the T.rex, if not slightly longer, with a maximum length of around 43 feet. Here, it's over 65 feet long and over 22 feet tall according to the Dino File. It's been said somewhere on the internet that the radiation from the Missile Silo caused it to mutate and grow far beyond its natural size.
- Artistic License Paleontology: Other than its extremely exaggerated size, another inaccuracy is that the in-game cutscenes depict it as having two fingers on each hand. In real-life, it had three. However, the FMV cutscenes accurately depict it as having three fingers.
- Big Entrance / Signature Scene: Its first appearance, towards the end of the game. Regina is cornered by the T.rex, which stops short of reaching her and looks over to a wall next to it, roaring at something unseen. Suddenly, the Giganotosaurus bursts through the wall, letting out a roar of its own before stomping into the area. The next shot shows the Giganotosaurus and the T.rex staring each other down, the former being several feet taller than the latter. See Curb-Stomp Battle below for more details.
- Bigger Bad: Both literally and figuratively. For most of the game, the T.rex is the biggest threat to the player. Then this thing comes along and replaces it near the end of the game.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers an absolutely brutal one to the T.rex. After breaking through the wall of the Missile Silo, it knocks the smaller theropod back with a swing of its head, who retaliates with a bite to the leg that doesn't even faze the Giganotosaurus. It then slams down on the T.rex's back, completely winding it and causing it to relinquish its bite. Finally, it grabs the T.rex with its massive jaws, lifts it up off the ground, and throws it several yards away. The battle ends with the Giganotosaurus killing the critically wounded T.rex with one last massive chomp.
- Diabolus ex Nihilo: The only hint it even exists before Regina encounters it is a few hidden data logs which imply its existence. The Dino File for it even says that anybody who went looking for it was never seen again, so nobody could officially confirm its existence until Dylan and Regina came across it.
- Eye Awaken: How it is shown regaining consciousness after Regina disarms the warhead in the Missile Silo.
- Final Boss / True Final Boss: Kills the T.rex, who had been following Dylan and Regina since the start of the game, and replaces it as the main stalker, and is the final enemy fought in the game.
- Five-Second Foreshadowing: When the T.rex approaches Regina in the Missile Silo, it stops and turns towards the large wall next to it, as if sensing something on the other side. Then the Giganotosaurus bursts through the wall and attacks.
- Foreshadowing: In the first game, a T.rex roar is heard when you start the game from the main menu. A completely different roar (which belongs to the Giganotosaurus) is heard when you do the same thing in Dino Crisis 2. Given that the T.rex was the biggest threat in the first game, the fact that this 'other' roar is heard in the sequel implies that something other than the T.rex is going to serve as the Final Boss.
- Giant Equals Invincible: Like the T.rex, it can't be killed with any weapon the player has, and requires special means to be taken down.
- Historical Badass Upgrade: Oh yes. Much larger, stronger, and tougher than its real-life counterpart. It is far and away the largest and most dangerous creature encountered in the game, and not even the T.rex poses much of a threat to it.
- Immune to Bullets / No-Sell: Again, like the T.rex, bullets don't do any damage and barely even affect it. The only weapons that can reliably stun it are the Rocket Launcher (which staggers it in one shot), the Anti-Tank Rifle (which staggers it for a couple seconds with every 2-3 shots), and the Solid Cannon (which only really stuns it if used to interrupt the Giganotosaurus' attacks).
- Implacable Man / Made of Iron: As mentioned above, conventional weapons have pretty much no effect on it. The Rocket Launcher, the most powerful gun in the game, only staggers it for a few seconds at most. It shrugs off a bite to the leg from the T.rex, which had one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom. It is only temporarily incapacitated (for mere minutes) after taking several streams of fire to the face. Even a collapsing missile, which is far bigger than it is, doesn't put it out of commission for long. The only way to kill it is to use Anti Satellite system at the end of the game to completely vaporize it.
- The Juggernaut: "Cyclops" could at least be put down temporarily with enough gunfire. The most shooting this will do is momentarily stun it. Getting caught in an exploding missile silo has no apparent effect on it. It takes a giant Kill Sat to stop it.
- Kaiju: Is virtually twice the size of a real Giganotosaurus, resulting in it pretty much being this.
- Kill It with Fire: Subverted in that it doesn't actually kill it, but the way to bring it down during its first boss battle is to use Regina's Stun Gun to ignite gas emitted by a pair of terminals, turning them into giant flame throwers. After several bursts of flame to the face, the Giganotosaurus is briefly knocked unconscious.
- Lightning Bruiser: Due to its immense size, it can cover distance pretty quickly during its boss battles. Its attacks are fast and can cause a lot of damage. In terms of defense, none of your weapons will deter it for long, with the Rocket Launcher merely stunning it for a couple seconds.
- Meaningful Name: Giganotosaurus means 'Giant Southern Lizard'. The 'Giant' part is definitely appropriate, given how large it is in the game.
- Mighty Roar: Has one even stronger than the T.rex, which can knock the player off their feet instead of merely disorienting them.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Its mouth is filled with razor-sharp teeth.
- Not So Invincible After All / There Is No Kill Like Overkill : How it's finally killed. During the Final Boss battle, Dylan activates a Kill Sat orbiting the Earth, which fires a laser at the Giganotosaurus and completely disintegrates it.
- Prehistoric Monster: The ultimate apex predator of the game, and far larger and more dangerous than it was in real life. Every other creature, even the mighty T.rex, is prey to it.
- One-Hit Kill: If it knocks the player off their feet and the player doesn't get up quickly enough, the Giganotosaurus can pick them up in its jaws for an instant kill.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over / Spikes of Villainy: Not exactly 'evil', but it has a mostly red body with black spikes adorning its head, and it's definitely not on our heroes' side.
- Rule of Cool / Rule of Scary: A likely reason for its appearance in the game. Like the Spinosaurus in Jurassic Park III, which came out 3 years after this game, the creators probably wanted something bigger, stronger, and scarier than the T.rex. The spikes on its head, and the fact that it dwarfs the T.rex, definitely adds to its cool/scary factor.
- Stealthy Colossus: Despite being way bigger than any other living creature in the future world, and even though there were rumors of its existence, nobody who saw the Giganotosaurus was able to survive long enough to report it before being eaten by the colossal dinosaur. With something that massive, you would assume that somebody somewhere would have caught a glimpse of it, or at least heard it roaring or stomping around. It even manages to avoid detection by the T.rex until it's practically at its front door, even though the T.rex should have been able to smell and/or hear it behind the walls surrounding the Missile Silo.
- Super-Persistent Predator: Just as much as the T.rex. After killing said T.rex, the Giganotosaurus leaves it behind to go after Regina, and then manages to track Dylan down to the Habitat Support Facility (which is some distance away from the Missile Silo) at the end of the game.
- Trailers Always Spoil: It appears a few times in the FMV Trailer, which only shows scenes of plot-related moments from the game. The fact that it appears alongside the T.rex and Velociraptor, the two most recognizable enemies from the Dino Crisis series, spoils the fact that the Giganotosaurus will be an important enemy in the game.
- Up to Eleven: You thought the T.rex was bad? This thing makes the T.rex look like a puppy compared to it. It's bigger, stronger, and can withstand even more damage. Even its roar is stronger.
- Use Your Head: It often attacks by swinging its massive head, and in the final battle it likes to attempt to flatten the player under it.
- Volumetric Mouth: Best shown after it regains consciousness after its first boss battle. As Regina flees from it, it lets out a deafening roar, its mouth opening wide enough to fit an adult human standing straight up inside it.
- Walking Spoiler: You can't find much information about it on the internet without coming across spoilers.
A soldier from the year 1943 who fought in World War II.
- Face Death with Dignity: In the end Mike accepts that he will die after the time crisis is resolved so he encourages Paula to send him back to the time of his death. He gets better, though.
Caren VelasquezA mysterious survivor that Patrick finds. She's later revealed to be an android halfway through.
- Artificial Human
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Invokes this trope herself when she sacrifies herself to the Cebalrai.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or pinkish-purple.