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    Grant 

Dr. Alan Grant

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"I guess... I guess we'll just have to evolve too."
Click here to see him in Jurassic World Dominion 
Played By: Sam Neill
Dubbed in French By: Hervé Bellon

Appearances: Jurassic Park | Jurassic Park III | Jurassic World Dominion

"The world has just changed so radically, and we're all running to catch up. I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but look... Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?"

A world renowned paleontologist who specializes in hadrosaur and other duck-billed dinosaurs. He is approached by John Hammond, the eccentric billionaire and creator of Jurassic Park, to take a tour of the park and endorse it so his investors would be more confident. When the park fails, Grant finds himself the self-appointed protector of Lex and Tim as they fight their way back to safety.

After surviving the fall of Jurassic Park, Grant would find himself drawn back to Las Cinco Muertes when he would be scammed into helping rescue Eric Kirby. As the years went on, Grant resigned himself to a lonely life as dinosaurs eventually spread across the world.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the book, he was short and pudgy.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: He's generally a lot more closed off and cynical, especially towards children. He grows out of it, however. His book version loves children, finding their curiosity and love of dinosaurs endearing, and as such he hits it off with Tim immediately, compared to the movie where he initially avoids the boy and only comes to care for him over the course of the story. Steven Spielberg's Author Appeal at work.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the book, Grant was a Friend to All Children. In the movie, he isn't... at first.
  • Admiring the Abomination: He greatly respects Velociraptors, and when they're fed a cow, he is noticeably torn between a mixture of horror and intense satisfaction at having witnessed a dinosaur he specializes in making a kill in action. After it's all over, his breath has noticeably quickened and he has a weird kinda smile on his face.
  • Affectionate Nickname: He is refered as "Dinosaur Man" by Ellie's eldest son.
  • Amicable Exes: With Ellie in the third film. They remain good friends and Grant has an amicable relationship with her husband. The sixth movie reveals that Grant still carries a bit of a torch for Ellie, which comes to the forefront when Ellie reveals things between her and Mark didn't work out. They get back together by the end of the film.
  • Badass Bookworm: In addition to being a badass, he's a respected paleontologist and author.
  • Big Good: In the sixth film, he helps serve as this by default by helping Ellie during her plot to bring down Biosyn.
  • The Bus Came Back: Alan Grant returns in the sixth film, which is 21 years since his latest appearance in the third film.
  • Character Development: From Child Hater to Friend to All Children due to saving and bonding with Hammond's grandchildren.
  • Child Hater: At first. He dislikes children, alternating between scaring them and avoiding them. "Kids are noisy, messy, expensive and they smell." His Character Development involves him getting over it by bonding with Lex and Tim, and his interactions with Charlie and Eric in the third film show that he's left that trait behind.
  • Cool Old Guy: By the sixth film, he's polite and well-spoken, and still loyal to his friends.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Aside from the standard escape from a dinosaur-infested island alive formula, Jurassic Park III mostly focuses on Grant's professional and personal life and his effort to keep traditional paleontology alive.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In a much more subdued way than Malcolm or even Ellie, but he does have a sense of humour as dry as petrified wood.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The sixth film sees him become a renowned hero tenfold due to his part in bringing down Biosyn's conspiracy to wreak a global famine, presumably finally saving his dig site from ever having to endure financial troubles again. But most importantly, he has finally rekindled his long-lost romance with Ellie after decades of missing her.
  • Every Man Has His Price: He's primarily focused on his excavation work, but he can be persuaded to go to the dinosaur islands for the right price. Justified since funding is a necessary concern for the paleontological work that he's built his career on. John Hammond offers to fund his team's digs for the next three years if he goes to Isla Nublar, while Paul Kirby basically offers him a blank check to be his tour guide on a flight over Isla Sorna. While Hammond's offer is apparently sincere, Kirby is actually scamming Grant in a desperate attempt to find his missing son. It's strongly implied in The Lost World: Jurassic Park that he took Ingen's payout for keeping his mouth shut about the Isa Nublar incident.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite his initial disdain for children, he doesn't hesitate for a second to put his own life on the line to draw Rexy's attention away from the kids. He also strongly disapproves of Gennaro's cowardice when he leaves them behind.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: He initially dislikes Ian due to his being... Ian, and his hitting on Ellie. They do manage to bond when they're alone during the failure of the park, but they become staunch allies when they work together to save the kids from Rexy, proving to each other that they're both good men at heart. In Dominion, they spend most of their shared screentime snarking back and forth at each other and pulling one another out of tight situations.
  • First Guy Wins: He's the first man Ellie is involved with before she gets married to her husband Mark sometime before III. The sixth film reveals things between Ellie and Mark didn't work out, and she and Grant end up back together by the end of the movie.
  • Foil:
    • The introverted Grant is a foil for talkative, sarcastic Malcolm.
    • Him and Owen Grady are by-and-large the topmost experts on raptors, those Grant studies them many from fossils while Grady actually interacts and trains with them. Grant is undoubtedly the astromer to Grady's astronaut.
  • For the Funnyz: Pretending to be electrocuted by the perimeter fence was probably not the best thing to do in the situation, although Tim appreciated it.
  • Freudian Trio: He's the Ego to Hammond's Id and Malcolm's Superego.
  • Honorary Uncle: To Ellie's son, Charlie.
  • Idiot Ball: Minor example, but when observing the herd of Gallimimus, Grant notes their course change as being "Just like a flock of birds evading a predator." Which of course is exactly what they're doing, but Grant just stands there watching. Until Tim points out that, "They're flocking this way."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: To a lesser extent than Malcolm, disliking children even not above having a go at trolling Hammond's grandchildren when they are trying to escape the island but he eventually starts to warm up to them and considers their safety more important than his.
    • In the third movie, he gets off to a rough start with the Kirby family when he discovers they were lying about their background as a ruse to bribe and take him to Isle Sorna/Site B but eventually understands when they admit their son is stranded on the island and has to be rescued. He still has a strong moral heart when he discovers Billy has stolen the Velociraptor's eggs and planning to sell them in order to fund the digging site they were assigned to work at and chews him out but eventually forgives him when Billy rescues them nearly getting himself killed and returning the eggs to where it belongs.
  • Kubrick Stare: When he says, "You've bred raptors...?"
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Briefly becomes this when he gives a bratty kid a very graphic description of a Velociraptor attack. Downplayed in III, where briefly mentions the hunting habits of meat-eating dinosaurs to Ellie's two-year-old son but is much more friendly and educational about it... and Ellie stops him before he gets too carried away.
    • Him pretending to be electrocuted when he grabs the perimeter fence might count, considering what happened to Tim soon afterward.
  • Oh, Crap!: He looks very concerned when he learns that the Jurassic Park scientists have been breeding Velociraptors, and this appears to be the point where he starts having doubts about the viability of the park as a concept.
  • Older and Wiser: In the sixth film, he has gotten better with age.
  • Only in It for the Money: He only agrees to visit and inspect Jurassic Park after Hammond promises to fully fund the next three years of his research. Likewise, the allure of a big (although ultimately bad) check to continue funding Alan's dig is how Paul Kirby cons him into going to Site B.
  • Only Sane Man: Especially in the third film, where he's the only one who knows exactly how much danger they're all in.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Sam Neill's American accent holds up pretty well, except for one line during the scene where he throws the stick at the fence.
  • Papa Wolf: Despite his earlier claims of not liking children, he goes through a lot to protect Lex and Tim in the first film.
  • Parental Substitute: Despite starting off as a Child Hater, Grant has a streak for becoming this to many of the children he comes across; he protects Lex and Tim when they get lost in the original park, acts as a sort of mentor figure to Eric Kirby, and develops a grandfatherly instinct with Maisie.
  • Parting-Words Regret: In III, when he discovers that Billy stole a pair of Velociraptor eggs "with the best intentions," he chews him out, outright telling him that he's "no better than the people that built this place." Shortly afterwards, Billy pulls off a Heroic Sacrifice to save Eric from being eaten by a flock of Pteranodons.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The blue boy to Ellie's pink girl.
  • Pretender Diss: How he regards the InGen dinosaurs as of III. During his lectures, Grant states outright that they're not true dinosaurs, but rather "circus freaks" and "genetically engineered theme-park monsters".
  • Put on a Bus: Grant didn't appear in The Lost World, but was aware of the events that happened in it. So much so that in Jurassic Park III, Grant gets a little annoyed that people believe he was present during the San Diego incident during his lectures.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In III, he gives Billy one of these when he discovers that Billy stole raptor eggs to use for funding, along with Billy's insistence that it was "with the best intentions":
    Grant: With the best intentions? Some of the worst things imaginable have been done with the best intentions. You know what, Billy? As far as I'm concerned, you're no better than the people that built this place.
  • Seriously Scruffy: In contrast to trendy Malcolm, suit-wearing Gennaro and white-suited Hammond, Grant dresses in a more casual, pragmatic way to emphasize his rugged, salt-of-the-earth character. It's also more practical, as unlike the others Grant spends most of his working time at various paleontological digs in out-of-the-way places.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Like Malcolm and Ellie, Grant makes it clear that he never wants to return to Isla Nublar or Isla Sorna. When Billy blows the raptor whistle, he freezes up like the raptors were right there with him and then later has a nightmare on the plane.
  • Signature Headgear: Grant is frequently seen wearing a nifty hat. It also serves a practical purpose in shielding his head from the brutal sun at his digsites. He loses it in the first film when the T. rex blows it off his head and again in the third film when falling into the river, though he gets this one back when Billy rescues it. He still has it decades later in the sixth film, which then gets devoured by a Dimetrodon.
  • Silver Fox: He's still rather handsome twenty years between the third and sixth films.
  • Skewed Priorities: Tries to retrieve his hat back while in the middle of being attacked by Dimentrodons, Ellie calls him out on this.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: In the third film, when he has to escort the Kirbys.
  • Time-Passage Beard: Grant has a beard like his book counterpart by the time of Dominion.
  • Troll: Alan has no problems scaring a kid, when said kid questions the viciousness of a Raptor, nor does he have a problem making Lex and Tim think he electrocuted himself despite being in the middle of a park full of various dinosaurs on the loose (at least Tim thought it was funny).
  • Took a Level in Cynic: In the third and sixth films, aside from conversely no longer being a Child Hater and instead a Friend to All Children, he is noticeably more grumpy, cynical, and snarky, which only intensifies once he actually goes to Isla Sorna. Completely justified due to 1.) His near-death experiences in the first film have made him something of a Shellshocked Veteran, 2.) The existence of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, the opening of Jurassic World, and the fact that dinosaurs are now part of the modern global ecosystem all potentially threaten his livelihood as a paleontologist since this means that people are far less interested in funding his dig sites, meaning that he is constantly short of cash to fund his excavations, not to mention people have become more interested in the genetically-created InGen dinos roaming among them than in learning about the real ones whose remains he's trying to dig up and research.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He frequently grows exasperated with Ian's eccentric nature, but it's clear they still care about each other. In the sixth film in particular they fight tooth and nail to help each other whenever the other is in a rough spot.
  • Walking Tech Bane: He makes TV screens go screwy just by touching them. When the tour breaks down at the park he instantly asks what he touched.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Grant spends the entire first half of the original film demonstrating that he has no use for children whatsoever only to almost seamlessly transition into Papa Wolf mode once he's stranded in the middle of the park with Tim and Lex. The smiles he and Ellie exchange when he's cuddled between them on the helicopter ride home speak volumes to this.
  • The Worm Guy: Although respected in his field, Grant is understandably confused as to why anyone would want his input on a theme park. He's confused about why his expertise is needed, until he sees exactly what kind of park it is.

    Sattler 

Dr. Ellie Sattler

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"Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the Earth."
Click here to see her in Jurassic World Dominion 
Played By: Laura Dern
Dubbed in French By: Rafaèle Moutier

Appearances: Jurassic Park | Jurassic Park III | Jurassic World Dominion

"You never had control, that's the illusion! I was overwhelmed by the power of this place. But I made a mistake, too. I didn't have enough respect for that power and it's out now."

A paleobotanist who works alongside Dr. Grant in the Badlands of Montana. Her specialty and expertise draws the attention of John Hammond, the owner of Jurassic Park. When the park fails, she is put to the test as the park's dinosaurs begin hunting every last human.

Her relationship with Grant ultimately didn't work out, but they remained friends even as she settled down with Mark and had a family with him.


  • Adaptational Modesty: She wears much more practical clothing than her book counterpart, who wore a midriff-baring top.
  • Action Girl/Action Survivor: Ellie might not be any kind of trained combatant, but she's a survivor through and through. She's able to successfully outrun (and physically fight off) multiple raptors through good use of her environment, i.e. slamming their heads with freakin' doors.
  • Amicable Exes: With Grant in Jurassic Park III. They remain good friends, Grant is an Honorary Uncle to her child, and has a friendly relationship with her new husband. Subverted in Dominion.
  • Ascended Extra: She doesn't really do much in the novel, but in the film she's one of the central characters. This is largely due to her taking over much of Harding and Gennaro's roles, due to them being Demoted to Extra.
  • Big Good: In the sixth film, sharing this with Grant and Malcolm, since she spearheads the effort to bringing down Biosyn.
  • The Bus Came Back: Ellie Sattler returns in the sixth film, which is 21 years since her latest appearance in the third film.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Out of the original trio, Ellie gets the most focus and is also the first to be reintroduced in the sixth film. This was done specifically because both Ian and Alan had headlined their own sequels twenty years earlier.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's in competition with Malcolm for the snarkiest character in the film.
    "Alan, if you wanted to scare the kid, you could've pulled a gun on him."

    Hammond: And there's no doubt our attractions will drive kids out of their minds.
    Grant: [meaning the attractions] What are those?
    Ellie: [Comically Missing the Point] Small versions of adults, honey.

    "Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth."

    "Look... We can discuss sexism in survival situations when I get back."
  • Demoted to Extra: She has two scenes in Jurassic Park III, in the beginning and in the last act. Her first scene mostly serves to set a Chekhov's Gun about Grant being able to ask for anything as assistance. Her second and last scene has Grant calling her for help, though most of the scene focusses on her toddler picking up the phone call.
  • Failed a Spot Check: An especially hilarious case as she's so preoccupied with an extinct plant that was brought back for the park that she misses the skyscraper-sized Brachiosaurus right in front of her until Grant physically grabs and turns her head.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: In Jurassic Park III, she receives a garbled message from Alan. Immediately, she realizes — correctly — that a lot of shit must be going down and calls in the Navy and the Marines.
  • Improbable Taxonomy Skills: Due to being a paleobotanist, she's able to recognize formerly extinct plants and differentiate which ones are poisonous.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Though tremendously downplayed vs. the book (where she's a grad student in her early 20s and much loving prose is lavished on her legs).
  • Official Couple: After her marriage to Mark falls apart, she and Grant end up back together at the end of Dominion after twenty years.
  • Older and Wiser: In the sixth film, she has gotten better with age.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The pink girl to Grant's blue boy.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Wears a pink shirt when she arrives on the island. She loses it off-screen on her way back to the Visitor Center after turning the power back on.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: In the original book, Ellie was Grant's student and there was no romantic connection between them. Here, she's both a colleague and his love interest, although their interactions are downplayed and never draw attention away from the main storyline. She officially gets with Alan in Dominion.
  • Screaming Woman: She lets out a few shrieks in the first film when the raptors attack her. She also does a fair amount of screaming in Dominion thanks to her encounters with giant locust swarms, the Dimetrodons, and the Giganotosaurus nearly eating her.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: When Grant discusses how the raptors are smarter than they ever guessed, Ellie looks downright terrified and admits that she'll never forget the sounds the raptors made when hunting her.
    • Ellie and Claire have a brief exchange in Dominion about the nightmares which have never gone away.
  • Silver Vixen: Ellie still retains most of her blonde hair and facial visage in her sixties.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only (human) female adult in the movie.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's played by 5'10 Laura Dern, and Ian Malcolm certainly makes note of her attractiveness (granted, he still towers over her due to being played by 6'4 Jeff Goldblum, but still).
  • Took a Level in Badass: Ellie was always a tough lady, but she reaches another level by tangling with raptors up-close-and-personal. To even taking on modified Biosyn locusts.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She gives a powerful one to Hammond, criticizing him for his denial and inability to learn from his mistakes even when they're staring him in the face. Hammond takes it to heart.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Ellie is utterly creeped out that one of Biosyn's secret labs is housing thousands of living genetically-enhanced locusts.
  • The Worm Guy: Much like Grant, although her area of expertise is much more narrow. She winds up tagging along on Hammond's suggestion. She still does provide some good insight into the flaws and dangers of the park, pointing out that it's impossible to predict how an extinct creature will behave and the ignorance of the designers in picking plants and dinosaurs that look pretty but are also dangerous.

    Malcolm 

Dr. Ian Malcolm

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"Life, uh, finds a way."
Click here to see him in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 
Click here to see him in Jurassic World Dominion 
Played By: Jeff Goldblum
Dubbed in French By: Richard Darbois

Appearances: Jurassic Park | The Lost World: Jurassic Park | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | Jurassic World Dominion

"God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs."

A mathematician at the Santa Fe Institute who specializes in chaos theory. He's invited to Jurassic Park by Donald Gennaro with the hopes of easing the minds of InGen's investors. He quickly becomes disillusioned with the way the park is run and is proven completely correct when he predicts they will ultimately fail in what they're doing.

After the park fell, Ian violated his NDA when the island's victims were swept under the rug and lost his credibility and career as a result. Ian ended up racing to Isla Sorna to join John Hammond's expedition to document the dinosaurs there, mostly to save his girlfriend Dr. Sarah Harding.

Years later, Ian, having regained his credibility and career, observed the consequences humanity would have to face in the wake of the fall of Jurassic World and the disbursement of dinosaurs into modern day society.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the original book, Malcolm was balding and very skinny.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: He's Deadpan Snarker who provides most of the laughs. In the novel, he mainly serves the role of explaining chaos theory and is a relatively serious character, although he still has some funny moments. An especially prominent one is found in the second book, which was written to hold some similarities with the original film.
  • Adaptational Heroism: During the paddock attack scene in the novel, Malcolm runs away from the rest of the group and ends up being attacked by Rexy, managing to survive being bit and flung away (although heavily injured). Goldblum proposed to Spielberg about making Malcolm pull off a Heroic Sacrifice to draw Rexy away from the kids (and unknowingly leading the ''T. rex'' to where Gennaro is hiding), which was put on the final film.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: The book Malcolm's argument against the park was based on its creators massively underestimating what a huge random factor the dinosaurs themselves were, and everything fell apart precisely how his mathematical models predicted it. The movie version massively simplifies it to an emotional and inconsistent Creating Life Is Bad appeal that he can't back up. It's not helped by things mostly being under control until the security is sabotaged in the movie instead of it having been subverted by the animals long before as in the book. Examined in some depth here.
  • Admiring the Abomination: When the group witnesses the Velociraptors being fed, Malcolm is the one watching with the most intense interest. By the end, though, that interest has waned considerably, and he looks a little ill, even holding his stomach.
  • Badass Bookworm: A world famous mathematician, willingly draws the attention of Rexy to chase him and survives, becomes even more one in the second and sixth films.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Despite the fact that in The Lost World he was willing to risk his own life to prevent the authorities from shooting the Bull Rex when it got loose and rampaged through San Diego searching for its infant, by the events Fallen Kingdom he appears to no longer have any sympathy towards the dinosaurs as he advocates at a U.S. Senate meeting against rescuing them from the erupting Mount Sibo and instead leaving them to die.
  • Berserk Button: Blatant hubris. He verbally lets Hammond, Ludlow, and Dodgson have it when it becomes obvious that their overwhelming pride has blinded them to the dangerous implications of their work.
  • Big Good: Becomes this in the second half of The Lost World: Jurassic Park, where he teams up with Dr. Sarah Harding to stop the Buck T.rex's rampage in San Diego while ensuring no harm came to it or its infant. In the sixth film, he plays a major role in bringing down Biosyn, serving as a more covert example of this trope and helping Ellie and Alan take more direct action.
  • Breakout Character: Among the humans in this franchise anyway; his book equivalent died of his injuries but the sequel novel The Lost World — which was written with a film adaptation in mind — retconned that so he could be the protagonist. He's only become more popular as the years have passed, becoming the first of the original trilogy's principals to appear in the Jurassic World films. In fact, Malcolm is the only Jurassic character to appear in both books and all six films in some fashion.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent from the third and fourth film, he returns in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, making the argument that while it is sad for the dinosaurs to die, they should be left to re-extinction. He also points out that rescuing the dinosaurs may lead to terrible consequences, both ecological and human...and the ending suggests he's right. Again.
    These creatures were here before us. And if we're not careful, they could be here after.
  • The Cameo / Freeze-Frame Bonus: While he is not actively in the film, it is shown that some time between The Lost World and Jurassic World Dr. Malcolm had written a new book called God Creates Dinosaurs.
  • The Cassandra: He predicts that things will turn wrong and chaotic. His concerns are dismissed by other characters, before they are vindicated by the dinosaurs in the first two films and the locusts in the sixth.
  • Cassandra Truth: His mathematical risk assessment of the park exposed that the dinosaurs were too big of an unknown factor to keep under control and said so to Hammond. Even when the other experts brought to the park (Sattler and Grant) agreed with him on this fact (but approached it from different angles), Hammond didn't get the hint of how bad an idea the park was up until everything went to hell. The second movie has him telling the InGen expedition and his own people how bad an idea it is to get anywhere near the island, let alone explore it/take the dinosaurs away (knowing from personal experience how things go around dinos), but he still is not heard until things go bad.
    Boy, do I hate being right all the time.
    • Also, between the two films he violates the nondisclosure agreement he signed with InGen and tells the world about the existence of the cloned dinosaurs. Not only does the company go after him legally, no one believes him anyway and he is publicly and professionally disgraced. After what happens in San Diego, though...
  • Character Development: Compare and contrast him in Jurassic Park and then several years later in The Lost World. By the time of the second film, he's much less eccentric, and doesn't sport the almost rockstar-like image he has during the first film. Given some of Hammond's comments toward him, it could be that the events in the park were something of a wake-up call for him. That and the fact that going public about his experience in violation of his non-disclosure agreement with InGen left him with his tenure revoked, possibly jobless, and no longer being taken seriously by the scientific community or the general public.
  • Character Exaggeration: He's a comical Deadpan Snarker. In the original novel, he was a much more serious character, although he did have some humorous moments such as dismissing the argument comparing reviving dinosaurs to using cloning to save the California Condor by pointing out the obvious fact that dinosaurs weren't driven extinct by man-made deforestation, and oh, by the way, condors don't eat people. Although, perhaps as a nod to this change, while delirious from drugs and severe injury in the sequel novel, he temporarily takes on a talkative, wisecracking persona similar to his movie one, although much more over-the-top.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Downplayed in comparison to the book (particularly since he never ends up on morphine), and only in the first film. He tends to act very eccentric and cheerful and his explanations of chaos theory are strangely, though appropriately told. It mostly goes away after his injury.
  • Cool Shades: Before everything becomes chaotic, Malcolm rarely removes his sunglasses.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Malcolm gets his in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which focuses on his relationship with Sarah, his attempt to bond with Kelly and the effect that the Jurassic Park incident has had on him thus far.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Quite possibly the snarkiest character in the franchise. Takes on a darker edge in the second film, though.
  • Determinator: The second movie shows that he decided to tell the world about InGen's experiments even when doing so was a breach of non-disclosure and made him a mockery of the scientific community. Decides to go to Isla Sorna to save Sarah even if it's exactly what he doesn't want to do (because that is what Hammond wants).
  • Disappeared Dad: His daughter outright accuses him of as much; he gets better, though. As, in the first movie, he mentions having three kids, and in the sixth he says 5, so he has four other kids that never appear in the franchise.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Starts The Lost World as a disgraced laughingstock and constantly Disappeared Dad to his daughter Kelly; ends the movie with his relationship with her restored, his relationship with Sarah strengthened (perhaps the start of a new family unit built from the pieces of previous ones), and his career and professional reputation restored and then some, as not only are all of his claims now known to be true but he helped save San Diego from a rampaging T. rex, making him a public hero. In the interim between this film and his appearance in Fallen Kingdom he has at least one book about his experiences published, too.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Downplayed as most people don't flat-out dislike him so much as they are really annoyed by him. Though to quote Hammond of all people...
    "I really hate that man..."
  • Friend to All Children: He has three kids of his own and told Grant he loves kids. He even risked life and limb on two separate occasions to try to keep kids out of harms way from dangerous dinos. Even though he's bitter towards Hammond, he never takes it out on Lex or Tim when he visits the household. By the time Jurassic World Dominion takes place decades later, he's had two more children and claims to have taken the BioSyn job in part to keep up with expenses.
  • Genre Savvy: Displayed from the second film onward, when he accurately predicts how things start out as whimsical and awe inspiring but quickly go to hell as soon as the predator species get involved.
  • Gibbering Genius: He is probably pop culture's most famous/influential example of the trope, played as he is by an actor who has made such characters a specialty. He manages to insert lots of exposition, snark, and verbal pauses into quick speeches.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Very narrowly averted in the first film when he's trying to save the kids from Rexy by distracting her. Played with in The Lost World when they get chased by the raptors; he manages to draw the lead raptor's attention long enough for Sarah and Kelly to get to safety. Averted in Jurassic World Dominion as he uses a flaming locust on a stick to distract the Giganotosaurus from his companions — and then shoves the stick into its mouth and catches up with them!
  • Insufferable Genius: Summed up by his comment "Boy do I hate being right all the time." after seeing the T. rex on the loose. A conversation between Grant and Eric in the third film goes to show that even adolescent kids reading Malcolm's books pick up on this trope!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is quite annoying to both Grant and Hammond, but he cares about Hammond's grandchildren and makes a Heroic Sacrifice to save them (he survives, thankfully).
  • Major Injury Underreaction: His reaction after almost getting killed by the T. rex and getting his leg injured?
  • Motor Mouth: Manages to insert lots of exposition (and snark) in quick speeches.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Has an open shirt for most of the second half of the first movie (in fairness, as Goldblum himself pointed out, it would have been warm on Isla Nublar). The hefty splintering of his leg (courtesy of the T. rex attack) may detract from it, though.
    • The shirt gets a very short, but very funny calback in Dominion, when Kayla gives Ian's partly open shirt a pointed glance, and he hastily starts rebuttoning.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Gennaro might've survived a bit longer, if not the entire movie, if Ian hadn't decided to distract Rexy away from Lex and Tim (after Alan already had the situation handled) by running, flare in hand, in the direction of the restrooms Gennaro was hiding in. For that matter, Ian wouldn't have gotten injured, either.
  • Older and Wiser: In the fifth film, he has gotten better with age — humbler and more rational than in the previous films.
  • Only Sane Man: With the possible exception of the Brachiosaurus scene, Malcolm only ever regards the dinosaurs with shock and terror. He doubts the park's safety and in The Lost World he's one of the few people in the second movie to be fully aware of the implications of entering dinosaur-infested territory...that this time around has no fences or other methods of containment. It still holds up in Fallen Kingdom, where he's publicly advocating that the dinosaurs be left to their fate on soon-to-catastrophically-erupt Isla Nublar while a sizable number of people want them to be saved.
    Hammond: I don't think you're giving us our due credit. Our scientists have done things which nobody's ever done before—
    Malcolm: Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should!
  • Papa Wolf: He nearly sacrifices himself in the first film to save Lex and Tim from Rexy. And he's willing to do almost anything to save his daughter in The Lost World.
  • Properly Paranoid: He was staunchly skeptical about the possibility of dinosaurs and humans sharing the planet from the start and every single film in this series justifies why.
  • Really Gets Around: "I'm always on the lookout for the future ex-Mrs. Malcolm." Kelly briefly calls him out on this in the sequel.
  • Science Is Bad: He sees InGen's carefree reintroduction of dinosaurs into a world that has long since left them in the past, just because other people's scientific discoveries (ones likely intended for better ends) made it possible to do so, as a terrible thing. When Hammond asks him "How can we stand in the light of discovery and not act?" Malcolm coolly responds that discovery is "a violent, penetrative act that scars what it observes. What you call discovery...I call the rape of the natural world."
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran:
    • It's made clear in The Lost World that Malcolm does not want to go anywhere near Isla Sorna and although his Foreshadowing is delivered in a joking manner, viewers also know that he's remembering the brutal deaths of Muldoon, Nedry, Arnold, and Gennaro whenever he utters a warning.
      Malcolm: Oh, yeah. "Ooh, aah." That's how it always starts. But then later, there's running, and, um...screaming.
    • When the T. rex roar is heard for the first time in Lost World, he gets a brief Thousand-Yard Stare, clearly having flashbacks to the rex attack from the first movie. Fitting, as he's the only one on the island who knows exactly what a rex attack is like.
  • Shirtless Scene: Downplayed. (See Mr. Fanservice above.)
  • Silver Fox: Like Grant, he's still rather handsome nearly two decades since his last "Jurassic" adventure.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Definitely has this vibe with John Hammond. The two develop an adversarial relationship due to their strong disagreements with the park and its vision. It's usually played for laughs due to Malcolm's never-ending snark and Hammond's growing frustration with him, and even while the former is recovering from his injuries in the film's second half, the two still can't resist throwing passive-aggressive barbs at one another.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In Fallen Kingdom, Malcolm appears in exactly two scenes (in the opening and the very end of the movie) and never interacts with the main cast, but the speech he gives in the beginning of the movie motivates the US government to not attempt to save the Isla Nublar surviving dinosaurs from a volcano, which is the reason Owen and Claire are sent back to the island, and thus starts the whole plot.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the Jurassic Park novel, he was said to have died of his injuries. This was retconned in the novel of The Lost World (which was created and released after the first film), and completely averted in the films.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Dresses mostly in black (the second novel even has him making a joke about it).
  • Took a Level in Badass: Before everything becomes chaotic in the first film, he spends most of his screen time to snark here and there, and only there to annoy the others until the T.rex got loose and he risks his life to distract it from Grant and the kids. The second film has him overcoming his fear of the dinosaurs to travel to Site B and talk Sarah out of staying there and later, he's shown repeatedly doing everything possible to keep Sarah and Kelly safe from harm. He also helps save San Diego from the T.rex rampage. And in Dominion he tops even that by standing up to the Giganotosaurus and thrusting a flaming stake directly into its mouth after distracting it so Grant, Ellie, and the others can get to safety.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: He's noticeably more The Comically Serious in the second film. Justified as this experience in the first film left him badly injured and going public about it resulted in him losing his tenure and most of the prestige he had going in. By Fallen Kingdom, he's gotten most of the latter back but is still initially in favor of leaving Isla Nublar's dinosaur population to die by volcano as opposed to a more humane way of containing them, and in Dominion has only become more cynical about humanity's inability to learn from its mistakes.
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to add in an "uh" in every other sentence. He also tends to get caught piecing together his sentences, giving him an odd halting syntax to his speech.

    Gennaro 

Donald Gennaro

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"We're gonna make a fortune with this place."
Played By: Martin Ferrero
Dubbed in French By: Gilbert Lévy

Apperances: Jurassic Park

"And we can charge anything we want, 2,000 a day, 10,000 a day, and people will pay it. And then there's the merchandise..."

The attorney sent on behalf of Jurassic Park's investors to investigate the safety of the park after several reports of missing or dead workers.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the book, Gennaro wasn't that nice of a guy, but he had some moments of heroism and was genuinely concerned about the park's safety. Here, he's a Dirty Coward who abandoned Lex and Tim and dropped all his concerns when he saw Jurassic Park's money-making potential.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the book, Gennaro is a Cowardly Lion who, despite having several fearful moments, goes along with Muldoon to find the kids and later, to catch Rexy, beats a Velociraptor in a hand-to-hand fightnote , intimidates a ship captain with Technobabble, and survives to the end. In the film, he becomes a Dirty Coward who dies a particularly embarrassing death. This is mostly because he's more of an adaptation of Ed Regis than of the original Gennaro.
  • Asshole Victim: He shows his true colors when the Tyrannosaurus rex makes her appearance, abandoning children to die and hiding in a nearby bathroom. He's still there when Rexy breaks it open and gets quickly eaten.
  • Camping a Crapper: He ends up being eaten by Rexy while sitting on a toilet.
  • The Can Kicked Him: How Gennaro goes out in the film. Particularly embarrassing because Rexy smashed down the walls of building he was in, leaving him right there on the toilet for all to see, just before shredding him.
  • The Comically Serious: Gennaro's mind is all business, which nicely serves as stark contrast to Hammond's jovial Cool Old Guy Deadpan Snarker persona. When Hammond snarks that he brings a "rock star", Gennaro's response is to look confused and say "Huh?" After they got out of helicopter and were riding jeeps to go to the park, he firmly reminds Hammond that they're not there for vacation. Even after seeing the park, the first thing that came to his mind is how to make money from the park as much as possible. And when Hammond mockingly addresses him as "blood-sucking lawyer", he merely responds with a confused "Thank you".
  • Composite Character: Of the novel version of Gennaro and Ed Regis (from the novel). He's a lawyer like Gennaro, but he takes on Regis' personality as a Dirty Coward. He also inherits John Hammond's pennypinching motivational traits.
  • Deadpan Snarker: What few moments of comedy he gets involve him being somewhat sarcastic, such as when the goat is brought out to try and attract Rexy.
  • Death by Adaptation: Torn apart by Rexy as a Karmic Death for leaving the kids alone during the attack (the exact death of Ed Regis on the novel, with some changes). His novel version survives all the way to the end of the book and is more of a Cowardly Lion with a few moments of hidden badass.
  • Death by Irony: When Rexy shows up, he flees the car and leaves Lex and Tim to their fate while he hides in a bathroom stall so as to not get hurt. After Malcolm gets Rexy to chase him, she destroys the bathroom stall, and kills Gennaro.
  • Demoted to Extra: Due to Death by Adaptation, his role is much smaller than in the book, and his Character Development is excised completely.
  • Dirty Coward: Abandons Lex and Tim once he realizes the Rex's fence is no longer electrified. He later pays for the ultimate act of cowardice with his life via some Laser-Guided Karma. Poor Lex's panicked whisper of "He left us. He left us!" is haunting and later becomes almost a Madness Mantra for her.
  • Doomed Contrarian: He first disagrees with the scientists, then abandons the party.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be / Ludicrous Gibs: Muldoon finds his body, and Ellie finds his body a few meters away.
  • Heroic BSoD: Well, for a given definition of "hero." This is his reaction to witnessing the Velociraptors being fed. He simply stares in stupefied horror, like what he's witnessing is so brutal his brain switched off. It's even possible he was fortunate enough to have died long before they got loose, considering being shaken to death by Rexy is quicker than "You are alive... when they start to eat you."
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • While Ellie and Grant are tending to the sick Triceratops, Gennaro is the first to suggest that they head back to the Visitor's Center before the storm arrives. Granted, he was in turn reminded by a sudden clap of thunder.
    • It's definitely not cool that he just left Lex and Tim to fend for themselves once he realized the T. rex's fence was off and fled in terror, but it's an understandable reaction.
  • Mr. Exposition: His first two speaking scenes involve him clarifying the reasons for the visit to the park, one of which is done under the guise of reminding Hammond that the trip is an investigation and not a vacation. After this, Gennaro doesn't have that much to do.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction to the T. rex.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: He leaves the kids alone and runs for shelter once Rexy gets out of the paddock. Unfortunately for him, said "shelter" was not really that secure when it came to handling a T. rex bursting in...
  • Undignified Death: Dies whimpering for his life, on a toilet, after cowardly abandoning two children to Rexy.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In the book, he's short and muscular, while here he's relatively thin and tall.

    Lex 

Alexis "Lex" Murphy

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Played By: Ariana Richards
Dubbed in French By: Alexandra Garijo

Appearances: Jurassic Park | The Lost World: Jurassic Park

"It's a UNIX system, I know this! It's the files for the whole park. It's like a phone book — it tells you everything."

John Hammond's granddaughter and Tim Murphy's older sister. Unlike her brother, Lex isn't a fan of dinosaurs and prefers to spend her time on the computer.


  • Adaptational Intelligence: In addition to an age lift, Lex is given knowledge of computer systems that she didn't have in the books. This change is likely to make sure that Lex doesn't come across as utterly unlikable and useless, as she does in the book.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Unlike her book counterpart, who was a whiny, sports-obssessed, Spoiled Brat who enjoyed bullying Tim for his fondness toward dinosaurs along with her dad, she's more friendly, easygoing and seems interested, or at least neutral, toward the dinos. She and Tim still snark at each other a lot but they clearly care for each other.
  • Age Lift: In the novel, she's the younger sibling.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Lex and Tim snark a lot at each other during the second half of the movie. But when it seems Tim would have died from the electric fence encounter, she is bawling her eyes out.
  • Big Brother Instinct: In the kitchen, she attracts the raptors' attention so that they go after her instead of Tim.
  • Chekhov's Hobby: Her computer hacking.
  • Decomposite Character: In the book, Tim knows both about informatics and dinosaurs, while Lex is useless.
  • Demoted to Extra: Has a cameo appearance in The Lost World along her brother when Malcolm visits Hammond in the beginning.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Appears to have undergone this between the first and second films.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Crossed with Children Are Innocent — she's clearly very well-intentioned, and doesn't take being abandoned by Gennaro well.
  • Idiot Ball: Grabs it big time when Rexy breaks out of her enclosure. In a panic, Lex grabs and activates a torch, the shining light grabbing Rexy's attention and leading to her attacking the vehicle Lex and her brother are in.
  • Insistent Terminology: "I prefer to be called a 'hacker.'"
  • Kid-Appeal Character: In-Universe example: Hammond calls her and Timmy the "park's target audience" when he firsts introduces them to the rest of the visitors.
  • Little Miss Badass: Handles herself better within the park and brings more useful skills to the table than her novel version.
  • The Millstone: Neither her nor Tim can really be blamed for being The Load since they're both just kids caught up in a horrifying situation, but Lex's decision to grab a lantern and start spotlighting an angry T. rex turns her into this. Had she simply froze in terror and done nothing, both children would have been in less danger.
  • The Load: Moreso than Tim; Lex does extremely dumb things, but she has her useful and smart moments, too (in the film anyway). Both the film version of Tim and the book version of Lex can be forgiven as they are young kids.
  • Oh, Crap!: An epic one, as seen in the picture, when she spots a Velociraptor shadow through the cafeteria wall.
  • Playful Hacker: At the least, this is what she insists on being called. She is able to reboot the park's computers when the grownups and people who know about the systems are either dead or too occupied elsewhere to help.
  • Precocious Crush: Lex quickly gets one on Dr. Grant.
  • Screaming Girl: And how! In fact, Spielberg cast Ariana Richards because he thought she was a good screamer.
  • She Is All Grown Up: As pointed out by Ian during her cameo in the second film.
  • Signature Headgear: She wears a baseball cap in the first film, which is likely a homage to her sports-loving depiction in the novel.
  • Tomboy: The book version of Lex is a huge baseball fan. The movie version of Lex is older and more nerdy but she still wears a baseball cap and seems pretty capable at things like climbing, so she might count to a lesser degree.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Spends most of first movie as The Load. When the raptors attack, her hacking skill becomes useful to help the heroes. Her and Tim working together to trap one of the Raptors in a walk-in freezer is pretty awesome too.

    Tim 

Timothy "Tim" Murphy

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Played By: Joseph Mazzello
Dubbed in French By: Alexis Tomassian

Appearances: Jurassic Park | The Lost World: Jurassic Park

"What do you call a blind dinosaur?"

John Hammond's grandson and Lex Murphy's little brother. He's very interested in dinosaurs.


  • Age Lift: In the novel, he's the older sibling.
  • Demoted to Extra: Has a cameo appearance in The Lost World along his sister when Malcolm visits Hammond in the beginning.
  • Dented Iron: Because of repeatedly taking what even adults would be lucky to survive, by the end of the film, he has a limp, his hair is singed, his arm is bandaged, one of his ears is bleeding, and he has a dazed look about him. (and according to a Character Blog, hilariously traumatized).
  • Hero-Worshipper: Tim is a huge fan of Dr. Grant, largely because Grant is a paleontologist and Kids Love Dinosaurs.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: In-Universe example: Hammond calls him and Lex the "park's target audience" when he first introduces them to the rest of the visitors.
  • Idiot Ball: Not as bad as his sister, but he grabs it a couple of times.
    • He closes the car door while Rexy is right next to the vehicle, tipping her off to their location when she had previously thought the light being shone by Lex was coming from the jungle and leading her to attack the car.
    • With both Grant and Sattler fighting to keep the raptor from getting in the control room, Tim just stands there panicking instead of picking up the dropped gun and handing it to one of the adults.
    • Justified in both cases, however, in that he is a very young child in a dangerous situation and thus isn't thinking clearly.
  • The Load: As mentioned above, moreso Tim; Lex does extremely dumb things, but she has her useful and smart moments too (in the film anyway). Both the film version of Tim and the book version of Lex can be forgiven as they are young kids. He is smart enough to lure the Velociraptor into the freezer and lock it in, too.
  • Made of Iron: This kid survives nearly being eaten by Rexy, getting knocked off a cliff while still in the jeep, having said jeep fall down a tree and then almost crush him, getting shocked on the high-voltage paddock fences, and finally being stalked and attacked by a group of escaped raptors.
  • Motor Mouth: When Dr. Grant first meets Tim, he has to put up with Tim gushing about him and the book he wrote.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He wises up a lot by the end of the film, quickly realizing just how much danger they're in and using some of his dino knowledge to keep him and Lex alive.
  • Wild Hair: Gains that after, you know, being almost shocked to death.

Jurassic World Visitors

    Zach & Gray 

Zach & Gray Mitchell

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"I can't wait to tell Mom about this!"
Played By: Nick Robinson & Ty Simpkins
Dubbed in French By: Léonard Hamet et Victor Biavan

Appearances:Jurassic World

"They're going to shave our heads and we'll have to make root beer in the toilet!"

Claire's two nephews who go to visit their aunt and enjoy a vacation at Jurassic World at a rather unfortunate time.


Both of them

  • Action Survivor: The siblings were never equipped to handle dangerous dinosaurs, but they manage to survive through teamwork and their own skills.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other:
    • Their relationship with each other certainly qualifies. Zach can be aloof and a bit of a bully, but he's always there for Gray and makes sure he's safe.
    • A more minor case, but while Zach seems very disinterested by his girlfriend's little "farewell" before the trip and he spends the trip ogling other women, he still takes the time to look at her little "miss you" message during the Mosasaurus feeding.
  • Badass Adorable: Both of them are wide-eyed, cute kids. Zach manages to zap a rogue Velociraptor and Gray manages to outwit Delta using just his quick wits and an Innovation Center hologram.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Zach and Gray, respectively. When the visitors are told to return from their ride, Gray wants to obey the instructions, but Zach opts to continue venturing, despite not knowing what kind of problem the Park is having.
  • For Want of a Nail: Camp Cretaceous reveals that Claire wanted them to join the rest of the campers so that they could be with people thier own ages. Ironically, not going to the camp actually turned out for the best, as the kids aren't able to make it to the docks before the last ferry leaves.
  • Harmful to Minors: Service for children and teens continues as normal in the grand tradition of Jurassic Park and it's sequels as Zach and Gray endure a seriously traumatic series of events. They're attacked several times, their loved ones are placed in danger and people die horribly right in front of them with some regularity.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: By virtue of being the only kids among the human characters.
  • Nephewism: Claire's close familial connection to Zach and Gray is required to justify her taking a considerable level in badass. Only something as personal as the endangerment of her young nephews could spur her character into going all out Mama Bear on marauding dinosaurs.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Shown perfectly when they think their parent are getting a divorce — Gray is openly crying and not ashamed, Zach is telling him to stop and toughen up, explaining that "life isn't fair."
  • Shipper on Deck: They both, especially Zach, think Owen is a great boyfriend for Claire.
  • Sibling Team: They work together to survive in Jurassic World when the I. rex gets loose.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Zach is a cynical Jerk with a Heart of Gold and is very low-energy, and he is initially unimpressed by Jurassic World, thinking it is for little kids; Gray is an optimistic Nice Guy with an abundant amount of energy, and his establishing character moment is fanboying about visiting Jurassic World.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Occasionally between the two of them, such as when Gray catches Zach staring at some pretty girls.
    Gray: [loudly] What exactly do you expect to achieve by just staring at them?
    Zach: ...thanks.
    Gray: You're welcome.

Zach

  • Beware the Nice Ones: If you mess with Gray, Zach will thwart you. Right, electroshocked raptor and hungry I. rex?
  • Big Brother Bully: Zach is a mild case for Gray, which is one of the reasons their mother is upset with Claire for foisting them off on Zara, but he stops once the real danger begins. Karen exaggerating it a bit seems to be a sign that she's often been a neglectful parent and similar to Claire in regards that she's not very attentive to her family and probably only assume Zach is Big Brother Bully on superficial level. That's also probably why Zach doesn't seem to think much of her, either, given that his father at one point semi-sternly told him to listen to her when she's talking to him and Gray.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Zach always makes sure Gray is safe when the I. rex or other dinosaurs start to attack. He manages to save Gray's life when the I. rex grasps Gray's belt and tries to pull him out. Using one hand (as the other is holding Gray back), he manages to unclip the belt and save his little brother.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Zach as regards saying "I love you" to his girlfriend.
  • Chick Magnet: He doesn't cheat on his girlfriend but it's clear he's able to attract a lot of the girls he interacts with in Jurassic World.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Zach is visibly ogling every girl in the park despite having a girlfriend back at home.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: While telling his younger brother to stop crying over their parent's divorce is kind of a mean move, Zach does have a point that there is nothing Gray can do about it and he will need to deal with it. He does try to cheer him up afterward so it's more him just not being the sentimental type than being a Jerkass to his brother.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Zach seems to have "deadpan bemusement" as his default facial expression, whether he's talking to his brother, his girlfriend or his aunt.
    Claire: The last time I saw you must have been, what, three, four ye—
    Zach: [bluntly] Seven. But, you know, close.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Zach is revealed as a talented mechanic, able to repair an original Jurassic Park Jeep left to rot in the jungle for 20 years. He is also a lot more active than his bored teenage look lets on when dinosaurs start attacking.
    • He's also remarkably level-headed and logical during Indominus's attack on the gyrosphere and the immediate aftermath. While Gray understandably loses his head and is screaming and crying, Zach does his very best to try to calm him down and get them out of danger while they're still in the gyrosphere (though it's spoiled by their being hit by the clubbed tail of an ankylosaur) and he also figures out exactly when to unlatch both himself and Gray as Indominus destroys the gyrosphere, and to not immediately try running as soon as they hit the ground lest they be sliced to ribbons by the broken glass. To top it all off, when they jump into water to finally escape from Indominus, he holds Gray back underwater and gestures that the dinosaur is probably still up above them, saving both of their lives by tricking Indominus into thinking they weren't coming back out of the water.
  • Informed Flaw: According to Karen, Zach "can be so mean" to Gray. While Zach is usually pretty aloof towards Gray and isn't especially nice, he's not actively malicious either and shows a powerful Big Brother Instinct towards Gray when they're both in danger.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even his mother describes him as "mean." When it comes down to it, however, he proves himself to be a loyal and protective brother.
  • Kick the Dog: When Gray is clearly upset by his parents' apparent decision to get a divorce, Zach's response is to tell his crying, distressed younger brother that he has toughen up and that it's not his choice what happens to their parents. He's right, but it's still pretty damn harsh.
  • Nerves of Steel: He is rather good at staying calm and rational in a crisis.
  • Pet the Dog: When Gray grows increasingly distraught about their parents' upcoming divorce, Zach decides to take their Gyroscope off-road in order to distract his little brother.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: He seems to have this dynamic with his girlfriend as while she is shown to be bubbly, Zach is shown to be somewhat lethargic.

Gray

  • Audience Surrogate: Gray's unstoppable excitement to get into the park as the iconic John Williams theme blares reflects the attitude of many a fan happy about the franchise's return, and represents the view of any dinosaur fan who would finally get to see non-bird dinosaurs in real life.
    Gray: I don't wanna wait anymore!!!
  • Fanboy: Gray is a huge expert on dinosaurs.
  • The Glomp: Gray glomps his aunt Claire at one point. Her reaction is priceless. Probably because his head is exactly the right height to fit right in her breasts.
  • Jaw Drop: Played for Drama. Gray's expression when Zara dies mirrors how the viewer would react if they witnessed something like that in person.
  • Keet: Gray has a tendency to get really excited when it comes to dinosaurs. Indeed, take a look at this adorableness.
  • Motor Mouth: Gray can't seem to stop talking whenever dinosaurs are involved.
  • Nice Guy: Gray is sensitive, polite, and energetic.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Downplayed. The look on Gray's face when he sees Zara die certainly looks like this, but Zach snaps him out of it immediately.
  • Troll: Gray is a lot smarter than he looks. One could wonder if he spoke out to the girls about Zach staring at them just to be a troll.

    The Investors 

Hal Osterly, Jim Drucker & Erica Brand

Played By: James DuMont, Matt Burke & Anna Talakkottur

Appearances: Jurassic World

"Hal Osterley, vice president. Jim Drucker, bad hair. Erica Brand, deserves better."
Claire Dearing

A trio of Verizon Wireless executives visiting Jurassic World to evaluate the possibility of sponsoring an attraction. Claire and Dr. Wu are introduced pitching the Indominus rex to them as a worthy target for their funds.


    Camp Cretaceous Campers aka the Camp Fam 

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