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Appearances: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | Jurassic World Dominion
A Stygimoloch who was rescued from Isla Nublar before the eruption.
- Accidental Hero: Stiggy ends up unintentionally freeing Claire and Owen and aiding Owen in disrupting the auction by attacking several of the guards/bidders which ultimately saved several of the other dinosaurs from being taken.
- Artistic License Paleontology: The validity of the Stygimoloch genus name is something that is still debated, though stratigraphic evidence and unpublished specimens point towards the possibility that Stygimoloch is a distinct species from Pachycephalosaurus.note
- Berserk Button: Owen's high-pitched whistles greatly infuriate Stiggy, who starts bashing its head on the cell to try to bring the walls down.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Relatively docile and cute unless threatened and coaxed into ramming into something.
- Canon Immigrant: Stygimoloch has appeared in several Jurassic Park games before debuting in Fallen Kingdom.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Stiggy is mostly friendly and placid but when provoked into a rage will not doubt about sending people flying with its headbutts.
- Demoted to Extra: After playing a key role in Fallen Kingdom, Stiggy only appears in a few scenes in Dominion.
- Foe-Tossing Charge: Stiggy's the one to rough up Mills' Auction of Evil all on its own once Owen goads it into ramming a way out of the enclosure.
- Headbutting Pachy: Naturally for a pachycephalosaurid. Owen entices it to bash down the concrete wall of his cell before it decides to take its anger out on the guards and the auctioneers.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: If a bit ram-happy. Described as one of the heroic dinosaurs, and Owen uses it to free himself by having Stiggy ram down a cage door.
- Ironic Name: Its genus name means "Styx Demon" due to its horns, but Stiggy is relatively docile and helps Owen and Claire in escaping Lockwood Estate.
- Karmic Jackpot: After unintentionally freeing the main characters and aiding Owen in disrupting the auction, Stiggy gets to be the first creature to escape Lockwood Estate and into the outside world (if you're not counting the Mosasaurus that left Isla Nublar a couple of years before the island's destruction).
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Despite its relatively small size, the Stygimoloch is still a force of nature in its own right, capable of head-butting fully grown men across a room and able to break through a brick wall and bust open a steel cage door.
- Remember the New Guy?: Stygimoloch is not mentioned at all on the list of dinosaurs displayed at Jurassic World.
- Use Your Head: Naturally as a member of the pachycephalosaur family, Stiggy can use the dome on its head as a Battering Ram.
- See The Campers
Appearances: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
A Carnotaurus kept at Jurassic World, at some point proving aggressive enough to be put in a quarantine pen. Darius and Kenji run into it while exploring the camp, encountering the campers multiple times afterward.
- Ambiguous Gender: Kenji uses male pronouns while Ben and the others use female ones. Given that most dinosaurs developed are intended to be female (plus this is Kenji we're talking about), you'd think that the latter would be correct. Later Word of God confirmed that Toro is a male and that Ben's slashing near his reproductive organs and his sudden jump is evidence of it.
- Arc Villain: The main villain for Season 1.
- Back for the Finale: Toro returns in Season 5 as one of the main dinosaur threats.
- Beef Gate: In Season 2, Toro sets up between Ben's landing place and Main Street, forcing him to take several levels in badass before he can continue.
- Big Bad Ensemble: With the Indominus rex for Season 1. Toro takes over as the main threat once the Indominus disappears and becomes preoccupied with the events of the first Jurassic World film.
- Butt-Monkey: Throughout the series, Toro is routinely battered after clumsily ramming into things, tumbles down some stairs, gets horribly burned, and loses a fight against Ben and Bumpy, who make him fall off a cliff in Season 2. And then he gets mind-controlled in Season 5.
- The Cameo: He makes a brief appearance in Season 4 as part of Yaz's PTSD-induced nightmare.
- Can't Use Stairs: Thanks to his large feet and stubby arms, he has a lot of trouble climbing stairs when he tries to catch the children since the steps are half the size of his feet.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: After already being Demoted to Extra in Season 2, Toro is nowhere to be found in Season 3. This changes to Put on a Bus in Season 4 once the Campers leave the island, giving Toro a valid reason for not appearing. He will eventually return in Season 5.
- Curbstomp Battle: He doesn't stand a chance against an adolescent Bumpy.
- Demoted to Extra: He makes a single appearance in Season 2 during Ben's flashback episode, serving as the final obstacle he must face.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After spending much of the series being a Butt-Monkey, Toro finally finds peace living on Mantah Corp's island.
- Evil Is Petty: Not exactly evil, but still qualifies. He pursues the Campers throughout the park because he's mad at Darius and Kenji for his scar.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: He kills one of Daniel Kon's goons.
- The Klutz: He keeps stumbling when he chases the children on the stairs and in the tunnels since his build makes him great at sprinting, but terrible at turning.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: After the kids cause a massive gas explosion that leaves him wounded and burned, Toro decides to cut his losses after a tense staredown, seemingly deciding that prey as troublesome as them isn't worth hunting.
- Made of Iron: In the climax of the 1st season, he manages to survive a tremendous oxygen cylinder explosion. Later on, he tanks two hits to the face from Bumpy's tail club in the span of 10 seconds...followed by a 40-foot fall from a cliff.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He managed to survive an encounter with the Indominus rex, something even the raptor squad and Rexy had difficulty with. It's left ambiguous if they actually fought or if the Indominus rex intentionally freed him and then left, as Toro is seemingly uninjured after the encounter.
- Red Is Violent: Toro is a highly aggressive Carnotaurus with red scales.
- Scars are Forever: He gets a scar in his first episode and keeps it for the rest of the series.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: After the kids trigger an explosion that leaves him covered in burns, Toro decides he's had enough of them and heads the other way.
- Shout-Out: Toro's scarring of his face and fierce determination to kill the ones responsible is similar to how the Sharptooth from The Land Before Time wanted revenge on Littlefoot and company for accidentally gouging out his right eye...according to supplemental material. Spielberg co-produced the original LBT with George Lucas, so it can't be a coincidence. He even gets defeated in a similar fashion i.e. being pushed down a cliff.
- Starter Villain: He serves as the primary threat faced by the kids in the first season, but by the second season Ben and Bumpy can fight him evenly by themselves and beat him soundly together, and the rest of the kids have much bigger problems to worry about (namely the poachers, the Baryonyx pack, and especially the E750/Scorpios rex).
- Super-Persistent Predator: As is typical for the franchise, he pursues the children halfway across the park, despite the wealth of other prey he could have taken in the meantime. It's implied he carries a grudge for Kenji and Darius scuffing up his nose. Eventually subverted, as he gives up when his prey prove to be more trouble than they're worth.
- Too Fast to Stop: As a Carnotaurus Toro is very fast for his size, but this comes at a cost of not having good control over it, especially when attacking and hunting his prey. As Darius points out, Toro's reliance on speed means he can't turn properly, which turns out to be the case in any chase scene he participates in, with Toro slipping and falling anytime he tries to turn around whilst running.
- Uniformity Exception: Like Bumpy, Toro has asymmetrical horns that, along with the scar and burn marks he receives later help him stand out from other Carnotaurus in the park.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: There is no information on whether Toro survived the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The Season 5 finale of Camp Cretaceous confirms that Toro has been given a new life on Mantah Corp's island.
Chaos, Grim, and Limbo
Appearances: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
A trio of Baryonyx who are major antagonists in Season 2 of Camp Cretaceous.
- Androcles' Lion: Averted. Darius freeing Grim from her cage doesn't stop them from becoming antagonists later on or even make them particularly hesitant about it. After all, they are animals and have no concept of returning favors.
- Back for the Finale: They return in the final episode of Season 3, after being gone for the entire season. They also return in Season 5.
- Demoted to Extra: After arguably being the main dinosaur antagonists in Season 2, they have just one scene in Season 3. Limbo eventually returns in Season 5 as one of Mantah Corp's mind-controlled dinosaurs while Chaos remains on Isla Nublar and makes a few appearances here and there.
- Dwindling Party: At the end of season 2 Grim is shot by Tiffany, in season 5 Limbo is stolen and transported to Mantah Corp Island and seemingly killed by Big Eatie, leaving Chaos alone on Isla Nublar and her own fate ambiguous as to weather she was among the rescued dinosaurs in Fallen Kingdom or not.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Downplayed in that they aren't evil, just predators, but they really care about each other. They're first seen trying to free a trapped Grim, and Grim later breaks off the pursuit of the kids when she thinks Chaos and Limbo are in danger. When Tiff kills Grim, the other two chase her down and eat/dismember her in revenge.
- Foregone Conclusion: Once Chaos and Limbo come across the carcass of their sister and identify the killer, it takes no detective to predict Tiffany's fate.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Chaos and Limbo proceed to tear Tiff to shreds after she killed Grim and attempted to kill the campers.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile: As members of the Baryonyx genus, they have the appearance and the aggressive predatory nature of crocodilians.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Chaos and Limbo end up unintentionally giving the kids a second chance to escape the island when they kill Tiff in revenge for her shooting Grim before she can escape on her boat, allowing the campers to find it.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: While not incredibly destructive (from what we see, at least), Chaos and Limbo kill Tiff as revenge for her shooting Grim.
- Savage Spinosaurs: A trio of vicious Baryonyx.
- Sibling Team: Three Baryonyx sisters who fight and hunt as a team and will do anything for each other.
- Super-Persistent Predator: Not as much as with Toro or other dinosaurs, but there are shades of this: After Grim was shot dead by Tiff, Chaos and Limbo try to find her to avenge Grim's death. By the end of the season, they succeeded.
- Those Two Guys: Chaos and Limbo are never seen apart, and Grim is only separated from them when taken to a veterinary camp and once she is killed. Subverted when Limbo is taken by Mantah Corp while Chaos remains in Isla Nublar.
- Uncertain Doom: Limbo, while mind-controlled and attacking Little Eatie, is attacked by Big Eatie. She bites hard, shakes them like a ragdoll, and throws them into the woods. Whether they survived the attack is uncertain.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: There is no information on whether Chaos survived the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Appearances: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
A baby Brachiosaurus taken from Isla Sorna to Mantah Corp Island. After her capture, she immediately takes a liking to the campers (especially Ben) and the other babies they rescue.
- And I Must Scream: The chip that Kash injects into her causes her body to completely freeze against her will in mid-step whenever he commands (via table/voice command) her to "Stop". The look on her face while this happens is a silent mix of horror and sheer agony.
- Even more disturbing given that this kind of impending doom is normally prevented at the last second in the series. When Kash brings up his chip gun up to her head, there's that infamous background sound effect to build up the last-moment terror...and this time around, there's no quick way to stop the man from chipping the calf.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: In her attempts to play with Ben, she knocks the poor boy around like a pinball.
- Interspecies Friendship: She starts to get along with Angel and Rebel, the Sino-Spino hybrids as soon as they meet.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: With her big baby eyes and ever-so-frisky personality, it's hard to not fall for her.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She (along with Angel and Rebel) ends up filling a similar role as an animal companion to the campers in the latter half of Season 4, after Bumpy in the first three seasons.
- Team Pet: She, Rebel, and Angel take over this role in the last half of Season 4 from the stowaway Compy in the first half and Bumpy in the first three seasons.
- See Tyrannosaurus
Appearances: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
A male Kentrosaurus bred by Mantah Corp.
- Animals Not to Scale: He's considerably larger than a real Kentrosaurus would've been, being barely smaller than the Stegosaurus and massive enough to hold his own against Big Eatie the T. rex, Toro the Carnotaurus, and the Spinosaurus for a fairly substantial time.
- Artistic License Paleontology: He is much closer to a reconstruction of Stegosaurus before the genus was found to look much different after the discovery of a more complete skeleton, just with plates and spikes more similar to Kentrosaurus, although the plates are larger than and more emphasized and the spikes are thinner and there are fewer of them compared to the real animal.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: His tail is covered with a sharp thagomizer.
- Canon Immigrant: Kentrosaurus is one of the new dinosaur species not seen in any of the films. Although it has appeared in some of the franchise's video games.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: Plays this completely straight, as he's completely calm around all humans. Part of this might have to do with being raised by Mae, but being around multiple strangers calmly is a stretch.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Relatively anyway. He's much smaller than the largest theropods but hits hard enough to knock the Spinosaurus flat on its side.
- Red Is Heroic: Pierce has red scales and is an ally of the campers.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Pierce essentially takes Bumpy's role as the new Tough Armored Dinosaur ally of the campers.
- Tiny-Headed Behemoth: His head is small compared to his body.
- Tough Armored Dinosaur: He is strong enough to hold his own in a fight with Big Eatie, only losing after a considerable amount of fighting that leaves both of them severely injured. He is also able to temporarily stand up to the mind-controlled Toro and Spinosaurus.
- See Hybrids
Ghost, Panthera, Red, and Tiger
Appearances: Jurassic World Dominion
A pack of Atrociraptors kept by Soyona Santos as attack animals.
- Advertised Extra: They're prominently featured in trailers and promotional materials for Dominion, and even given individual names, but their role in the film proper is merely as a plot-irrelevant obstacle that's only encountered in one extended scene, nor do their advertised names ever come up. On top of that, despite being set up as the Evil Counterpart of the Raptor Squad from Jurassic World, they never meet Blue.
- Ambiguous Situation: Whether they are wholesale modified Atrociraptors, some kind of custom-made splice with genes from the Velociraptor of Isla Sorna, or actually modified Sorna raptors packaged under a new name to hide their sourcing is left unclear.
- Its unclear if Ghost is albino considering they are the only white individual in a pack of brownish-orange raptors or if Ghost is a different gender from the rest of their pack akin to the Jurassic Park III Velociraptors.
- Animals Not to Scale: Portrayed similarly large as the franchise's Velociraptor, but the real animal would've been about the same size as the real Velociraptor (turkey-sized). The Dino Tracker site suggests they are hybridized from Isla Sorna's Velociraptor, which would explain their size.
- Artistic License Biology: They're portrayed with supernatural endurance and speed, capable of going at speeds that seem to be considerably faster than even a cheetah and keeping it up for miles and miles. Even when they trip or tumble over, they can pick themselves up really quickly and continue running without catching their breaths. Ignoring the fact that there's not much evidence to suggest any dromaeosaurs were particularly fast dinosaurs, the idea of any animal being that fast and keeping up that speed for so long, genetically engineered or not, is frankly preposterous.
- Artistic License Paleontology: The Atrociraptors as a whole have many of the same issues as the franchise's Velociraptors, being far too large and lacking feathers, alongside common Jurassic World ones such as having a skull that abruptly ends after the eye. Promotional images also show it has a reversed hallux. At least it has non-pronated hands, unlike the Velociraptor (before Dominion in any case).
- Attack Animal: Bred to be attack dinosaurs for the criminal underworld. They're even trained to only attack humans that are tagged by a red laser.
- Canon Foreigner: Dominion is the official debut of Atrociraptor in the franchise.
- Elite Mooks: Soyona Santos uses them as efficient assassins.
- Evil Counterpart: To the Raptor Squad, while not evil per se, they are essentially Attack Animals that are loyal to criminal Santos and would obey her commands in a similar way to how Owens raptors were loyal to him and would follow his orders.
- Gone Horribly Right: The Atrociraptors are exactly what Hoskins envisioned as the end product of militarising the raptors and the hybrid program. They are intelligent, controllable, trainable killers that will relentlessly chase down a target without regard to anything but its elimination. They lack the strength of the Indominus or the Indoraptor but also didn't inherit the severe mental or physical disadvantages.
- Legacy Character: Surprisingly they may be. According to the Dinotracker.com website, Atrociraptors are quite possibly hybridized from the Sorna Velociraptor stock as part of an illegal designer species program.
- Light Is Not Good: Ghost is white and attacks Owen Grady.
- Lightning Bruiser: Atrociraptors are a custom-made attack species, modified for extreme speed (they are perfectly capable of keeping up with a motorcycle on tight roads) and capable of being sideswiped by a moving vehicle without being noticeably injured.
- Living Weapon: They are everything that the Indoraptor was supposed to be.
- Made of Iron: Almost nothing can stop these vicious predators from chasing down their victims. Two of them are hit by a car while chasing Owen and Claire, but it barely even slows them down, and Claire repeatedly strikes one on the head with a metal pipe but it doesn't seem to even notice.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The name Atrociraptor means "savage thief", not exactly a name meant for a peaceful quiet creature. Even to a nonlinguist, the fact that the first two syllables are the same as those of "atrocity" will probably still inspire the same dread.
- Plot-Powered Stamina: They're portrayed as impossibly fast, durable, and tireless, keeping pace with a speeding car and a motorcycle without slowing down for miles, even managing to catch up to an airplane taking off (which, for a moderately-sized aircraft, is around one-hundred miles an hour).
- Psycho Rangers: Counts as this to Owen's Velociraptor Squad. However, they never actually meet Blue.
- Raptor Attack: Obviously. Similar to the franchise's iconic Velociraptor, it looks very little like a real dromaeosaur, aside from having sickle claws.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Ghost is the only Atrociraptor with red eyes, and is very dangerous.
- Red Is Violent: Red has reddish-brown bands and is trained to kill.
- Right-Hand Attack Dog: Santos intends to sell these raptors to the highest bidder, but she makes it clear that she can command them easily with her red laser pointer, making a non-combatant human far more difficult to arrest.
- Super-Persistent Predator: Once given a target, the pack will stop at nothing to kill them, their hyperfocus causing them to trip over themselves and their environment yet get back up each time. Only physically incapacitating them, them being given a new target, or leaving by plane do Owen, Claire, and Barry manage to escape them.
- Super Speed: They are fast enough to keep pace with a motorcycle and a speeding airplane.
- Uncertain Doom: Red is the only Atrociraptor who was clearly captured on-screen. The others have more ambiguous fates - Ghost possibly dying from falling from the plane (either from impact or drowning), Tiger being knocked unconscious by a metal rod and Panthera merely tripping while chasing Owen.
- See Theropods
- Artistic License Paleontology:
- Depicted as capable of chewing food when sauropods were incapable of such motor function.
- Possess skin that is thick wrinkly and elephantine when they should instead have incredibly textured skin with lots of scale shapes and patterns, with rectangles, hexagons, scutate, and flowers patterns.
- They possess elephantine feet when real sauropods had one huge claw on the forefoot and three on the hindfoot. Their foot musculature also is that of elephants while sauropods would have had slimmer column-like legs (though the bone proportions in their legs would at least be similar to that of elephants).
- While this is still debatable, it seems that sauropod mouths would have had hardened keratinous skin resembling a beak rather than fleshy, pliable lips like in the films, based on more well-preserved skulls of Diplodocus, Camarasaurus, and the recently discovered Lavocatisaurus.
- Gentle Giant Sauropod: They interact with humans and other animals regularly without becoming violent, even allowing themselves to be petted and fed. Subverted by Pearl the teenager Brachiosaurus in The Evolution Of Claire, who, while playful and doesn't go out of her way to harm humans in her territory, endangers riders by playing with the Gyrospheres as if they were giant ball toys. Regardless, the sauropods are still gargantuan in size and it is best to not get accidentally hit by their heads, feet, and tails.
- Long Neck: As per usual with sauropods.
- Tiny-Headed Behemoth: The small heads of the sauropods rest high above their massive bodies on the top of their long necks.
Appearances: Jurassic World | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | Jurassic World Dominion
A sauropod bred for Jurassic World's attractions, visible via the Gyrosphere Safari and the Cretaceous River Cruise. When the park fell and the island's volcano erupted, many were captured and released into California.
- Adaptational Late Appearance: Apatosaurus, not Brachiosaurus, was the sauropod present in the original Jurassic Park novel. Despite being such a well-known sauropod genus, Apatosaurus wouldn't appear until the fourth film.
- Adaptational Wimp: Big time. In reality Apatosaurus was a robust, muscular animal that was well equipped to defend itself against predators with sheer size, large thumb claws, a thick neck, and a tail that could shatter bones. In Jurassic World, it's a Sacrificial Lamb that gets slaughtered en masse by the Indominus offscreen (granted the Indominus is a super hybrid that can survive Ankylosaurus tail club blows, Tyrannosaurus rex's bites to the neck and even bullets in addition to the Apatosaurus being raised in softer conditions than they originally would've). To add insult to injury, it's scrawnier than the real animal until Dominion; in the same film's timeline it also regains its species' cred as a powerful animal with one Dino Tracker video even having an individual fend off Rexy with a simple warning tail whip.
- Aquatic Sauropods: The brief scene where an Apatosaurus is shown crossing the river of Jurassic World's Cretaceous Cruise averts this trope.
- Artistic License Paleontology:
- Despite the website stating Apatosaurus cannot chew, the films show them doing so like the Brachiosaurus.
- They have a thinner neck more akin to Diplodocus. The latter inaccuracy has been fixed for Dominion.
- The Dino Tracker site claims Brontosaurus is synonymous with Apatosaurus, a long-popular theory which has been disproven in 2015. It gets jarring when Camp Cretaceous correctly acknowledges the two apatosaurines as separate (Darius points out that Jurassic World doesn't have Brontosaurus when it does have Apatosaurus).
- Beware the Nice Ones: It's one of the friendliest dinosaurs yet as shown in the Dino Tracker website, it will fight back if threatened, one even managing to make the notably aggressive Rexy back off from an attack on its herd with a single tail whip.
- Canon Immigrant: Crossing over somewhat with Mythology Gag; the films have never previously featured an Apatosaurus. The original book, however, does.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: The I. rex horribly mauls a herd of them, then leaves them to die slowly. For fun.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: Their Aggression Index is listed as "Low". This makes the I. rex's brutal attack on them all the more heartbreaking. It's also why the babies could be safely entrusted with kids in the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo.
- Informed Species: Resembles the closely related Brontosaurus more than an Apatosaurus. Justified due to Science Marches On: The two genera were separated during the film's post-production after having been considered synonyms for around 100 years.
- Red Shirt: Owen and Claire find a field littered with Apatosaurus corpses after the I. rex makes its way to Gallimimus Valley.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: The baby ones. Kids can hug them!
- Shown Their Work:
- A rare fictional sauropod with correctly designed forefeet (single claw, no/fused visible digits).
- In Dominion, it has been redesigned with a bulkier neck much like the real animal.
- Tail Slap: As shown in the Dino Tracker website, its tail is powerful and deadly, perfectly capable of making a large predator like the T. rex reconsider an attack on a herd.
- Took a Level in Badass: The Dino Tracker website has one sighting showcase an Apatosaurus managing to defend itself against an attack from Rexy, even making the predator retreat after a single tail whip. A stark contrast to its Red Shirt status in the first Jurassic World.
Appearances: Jurassic Park | Jurassic Park III | The Evolution Of Claire | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous | Jurassic World Dominion
A sauropod distinguished by its domed skull and longer forelimbs bred for Jurassic Park with two distinct variations on Isla Nublar and Sorna. The first variant would later be kept for Jurassic World for the planned attraction "Treetop Grazers" and left near the Camp Cretaceous attraction until the fall of the park. When Nublar's volcano erupted some were captured and released into California.
- Adaptation Species Change: A double whammy example. The book equivalent to her first scene was a herd of Apatosauruses, while the second (Grant and the kids in the tree) was a Maiasaura and her babies.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: The Jurassic Park III individuals are bright green with heads that are colored a dark red.
- Ambiguous Situation: It is unknown if the individuals briefly glimpsed in the BioSyn Valley are new clones made from the embryos briefly seen at the end of Fallen Kingdom or some of the last surviving individuals from Nublar that escaped into the wild before being contained.
- Aquatic Sauropods: Lampshaded when Grant and Sattler encounter their first Brachiosaurus, for they realize that the species does not live in swamps, especially when a pair of them are seen emerging from a lake and walking on dry land. The ending of Dominion shows a pair of them bathing in a lake without being completely submerged.
- A more overt example is from video games, particularly in the SEGA Genesis version of the first game where a Brachiosaurus emerges and retreats underneath a body of water whilst blocking a ledge that the player character has to jump over.
- Artistic License Paleontology:
- Their nostrils are on top of their head (a theory that has long been discredited but was popular at the time of the film).
- There's also not much evidence to suggest sauropods were vocal animals, though it has been suggested that their raised nares supported some sort of resonating structure.
- It's also depicted rearing up to feed on the treetops, but Brachiosaurus was probably the dinosaur least likely to be able to rear up because of their sloped, front-heavy bodies (rather, their sloped, front-heavy bodies made it so rearing up was entirely unnecessary).
- Back for the Dead: After being absent in Jurassic World, a Brachiosaurus returns in Fallen Kingdom, only to be killed off by the eruption of Mt. Sibo. Word of God furthermore states the Brachiosaurus who we see dying at the dock in Fallen Kingdom is the same individual from the first film—the very first dinosaur barring the Big One that we see onscreen in the entire franchise.
- The Big Guy: The biggest dinosaur on Nublar and Sorna.
- The Bus Came Back: Brachiosaurus are absent in Jurassic World before making their return in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, 17 years since their previous appearance in Jurassic Park III.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: In Fallen Kingdom, the one seen as the Arcadia leaves Isla Nublar was either too big to be captured or Sibo's eruption forced Wheatley to abandon any animal they didn't already have. By the time she even reaches the east dock, the ship was already too far for her to get to. The last we see of her is her rearing up as the ash cloud surrounds her and she's burned to death by the lava.
- What makes her death even worse is that it could have been easily avoided. She is the very first dinosaur the humans run into, and they don't take the opportunity to capture her straight away to load her onto the boat with the other dinosaurs and she gets forgotten and left behind as a result.
- The Ghost: The list of genera taken onto the Arcadia reveals Brachiosaurus is among them, but none of them are seen on-screen. If you pay attention during the stampede at the Lockwood Estate, though, it's pretty clear that one almost crushes Mills as it runs for freedom. The final scene of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous has Darius gazing upon a Brachiosaurus from the window of his house that is located south of Lockwood Estate, further confirming that some of Isla Nublar's Brachiosaurus survived the destruction of the island.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: Granted, this might be due to the park engineering its dinosaurs to live up to the public's expectations. Lampshaded a lot.Grant: They're herbivores.
Tim: [to Lex] That means they only eat vegetables. For you, I think they'd make an exception.
- Mama Bear: In Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, a female Brachiosaurus turns back from her stampeding herd to reunite with and help her straggling offspring.
- Noisy Nature: They make loud bellowing noises like whales to communicate, allowing them to be heard from several miles away.
- Nose Nuggets: One of them sneezes directly at Lex. Later Truth in Television once a juvenile sauropod was described with symptoms of a cough, fever, and a running nose.
- Remember the New Guy?: Brachiosaurus wasn't included on the list of dinosaurs featured in Jurassic World. Although we did hear their calls and the species is among the dinosaurs featured on the Holoscape in the Innovation Center. The website also mentioned a planned attraction for them. A small herd of them, with both adults and at least one teenager, are prominently featured in The Evolution of Claire.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: The babies in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Pearl from The Evolution of Claire also fits this trope, as she at one point bends down to let Claire pet her on the head.
- Wham Shot: A Brachiosaurus is the first dinosaur in full on-screen in the franchise (barring the quick shots of Velociraptor eyes at the beginning). This same Brachiosaurus would perish on Isla Nublar after the eruption of Mt Sibo.
- The Worf Effect: Camp Cretaceous has two Brachiosaurus fall victim to both Indominus rex and Scorpios rex, the former kills one offscreen (we only get to see the sauropod dropping dead) and the latter kills it with its venomous quills.
Appearances: Jurassic World DominionA gigantic titanosaur sauropod that appears in the flashback set in the Cretaceous Period, living in a herd moving past a lake. In the present, it was cloned by BioSyn for their sanctuary.
- Anachronistic Animal: The prologue of Dominion shows Dreadnoughtus living 65 million years ago, even though the genus became extinct 70 million years ago.
- Aquatic Sauropods: Downplayed since one of them is seen drinking in the middle of a lake without being completely submerged in the prologue. The same can be said for some of the cloned individuals that live in the BioSyn Valley.
- The Big Guy: The size chart depicts them as even larger than the Brachiosaurus while being a very similar height, even with a somewhat slanted neck position.
- Canon Immigrant: Dreadnoughtus has appeared in several Jurassic Park games before debuting in Dominion.
- Early-Bird Cameo:
- A Freeze-Frame Bonus in Jurassic World shows it on the holographic globe in the Innovation Center.
- Another Freeze-Frame Bonus in the epilogue of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom reveals an embryo vial labeled with its name.
- Expy: Their appearance echoes the Brachiosaurus and Mamenchisaurus from the first and second films, especially, having some of the same sound effects.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: They tolerate the presence of other species and the Dimorphodons that sometimes perch on their backs.
- Meaningful Name: Dreadnoughtus translates as "Fears Nothing", which is fitting since their sheer size and power means they pay no heed to even large carnivores like the Quetzalcoatlus.
- That's No Moon: In the prologue of Dominion, a prehistoric locust lands on what appears to be a thicket of tree trunks, which are actually the pillar-like legs of a Dreadnoughtus.
Appearances: The Lost World: Jurassic Park
A gigantic sauropod with a very long neck bred for Jurassic Park and kept on Isla Sorna, a pair being encountered during Ludlow's safari.
- Animal Stampede: A pair of them is a part of the one shown in the second film.
- Artistic License Paleontology: The Mamenchisaurus in the second film have erect necks and overly long tails, while also lacking the tail clubs, boxy skulls, and humps that the real animals had. They actually more closely resemble Diplodocus, which is based on an outdated hypothesis that Mamenchisaurus was a close relative of Diplodocus.
- The Big Guy: One of the largest known sauropods.
- The Cameo: A pair appears very briefly during the stampede scene, where an InGen mercenary rides a motorcycle between the legs of one of them.
- Informed Species: It actually looks more like a Diplodocus or a Barosaurus than a Mamenchisaurus, which had a boxy Camarasaurus-like head and a tail club note Apparently, it was going to be changed to Seismosaurus (synonymous with Diplodocus hallorum) during mid-production.
- Killed Offscreen: According to the Dinosaur Protection Group site for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Mamenchisaurus were brought to Isla Nublar to be housed in Jurassic World, but the species eventually went extinct in the wild after the Indominus rex incident.
- Long Neck: Mamenchisaurus had 19 vertebrae on its neck, more so than many other dinosaurs, let alone sauropods.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Canonically speaking. It's unknown what happened to the species after the events of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Tie-in material for Fallen Kingdom states that this was one of the first species to go extinct.
- See Ornithischians
- See Non-Dinosaurs