Characters appearing in Jurassic World.
Masrani Global Corporation & InGen
The head of Masrani Global Corporation and the son of one of John Hammond's close friends. Following Hammond's death in 1997, Masrani decided to buy InGen and work to bring the original dream of Jurassic Park to fruition. As a result, Jurassic World was opened on Isla Nublar in 2005 and has been a secure success since then.
- Admiring the Abomination: He's both terrified and captivated by dinosaurs, especially the genetic hybrid Indominus rex.Claire: Think it'll scare the kids?Masrani: The kids? This'll give the parents nightmares.Claire: Is that ... good?Masrani: It's fantastic.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Pilots a helicopter to stop the I. rex, but goes down in the attempt.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He's dressed in a flashy business attire, and pilots a chopper to assist in personally stopping the I. rex.
- Benevolent Boss: To the point that he tells Claire that he thinks she focuses too much on her work and needs to relax a little. Even irritable cynic Owen seems to like him, understanding his motivation better than Hoskins.
- Big Good: Acts as this of the fourth film.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite being dressed in flashy suits and being an Expy of John Hammond as an eccentric and benevolent Honest Corporate Executive, he is also a Reasonable Authority Figure and a helicopter pilot, who himself attempts to stop the I. rex from causing bloodshed and dies for it.
- The Coats Are Off: Removes his grey coat when he decides to pilot the helicopter to kill the Indominus rex.
- Decomposite Character: The second half of a decomposite of John Hammond. Masrani is the benevolent businessman who owns the island and the "Jurassic X" franchise. He is also a major fan of the very idea of an island full of dinosaurs who nerds out over his new exhibits, just like Hammond.
- Didn't Think This Through: Dr. Wu quickly points out to Masrani that he signed off on the creation of a badass new carnivore with a variety of intimidating features but never stopped to properly consider what kind of predator such attributes would create. Despite the later reveal of Wu's ulterior motives, he's still got a point.
- Drives Like Crazy: Not with cars — with helicopters. His piloting is bumpy enough that his poor instructor is seen being physically sick in the bushes after a particularly bad landing. Amazingly, while he does die in a helicopter crash, it wasn't because of his piloting skill (or lack thereof).
- For Happiness: Like Hammond before him, Marsani wants to use Jurassic World to fascinate and delight people, and is more concerned with whether or not his guests are enjoying themselves and having fun than he is with profits. He also makes sure to ask if the animals are happy, too.
- Friend to All Living Things: Seems to see himself as one, seeing as he wants to know if the animals are happy as well as the park's guests, and claims that he can tell they're happy just by looking into their eyes. Sadly, this doesn't save him when the I. rex sics a bunch of very unhappy Pteranodons on him.
- Frontline General: Considers himself this, and points it out to the security team when, as the only (semi) trained pilot available, he personally pilots the attack helicopter that goes after the I. rex.
- Genre Blind: He thinks that the I. rex's situation should be kept a secret so that she won't cause a panic in a highly populated park, and asserts that the ACU's track record hasn't failed them before. Clearly, he should have prepared for the worst.
- Honest Corporate Executive: Much like Hammond before him, Masrani sincerely wants to delight people who come to his dinosaur theme park, with profit being a peripheral motive. When he asks Claire how the park is doing, she starts to responds with profit margins, but he restates that he actually wants to know if the visitors and animals are happy. While his company certainly is involved in some amoral endeavors, the sheer magnitude of his wealth and size of his Mega-Corp mean that he cant possibly be aware of everything that goes on under his banner, a fact that Hoskins acknowledges ("He's so diversified, he probably doesnt even know half of the crap he owns!"). Later, when the I. rex is revealed to be far deadlier than necessary for a family park, he refuses to turn a blind eye to Wu's research and calls for an investigation. Then he goes in the helicopter with the machine gunner and the co-pilot to stop the I. rex. It doesn't exactly work too well, but he gives it a good try.
- Hypocrite: He dismisses Claire's requests to make some budget cuts to Jurassic World quoting that John Hammond said "Spare no expenses". However, he refuses to let the Indominus Rex when she breaks free get hunted with lethal weapons claiming that they have $28 million invested in her.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Realizes much faster than anyone else that the I. rex simply cannot be allowed to escape. He does not hesitate to order that the main door to its enclosure be shut, even though there are people inside that the I. rex will kill if they can't get out. The hesitation by the people ordered to close the door bears this out; their concern for the people inside meant the door had not fully closed by the time the I. rex reached it, and that small gap was all the creature needed to force its way out.
- Nice Guy: Quite possibly the nicest character in the franchise. He promised Hammond on his deathbed that he'd make his dream a reality, is friendly to his staff, makes it his top priority to make sure they're all safe and the first thing he asks Claire when they meet at the beginning of the film is whether or not the guests and animals are happy. The only time he gets angry is towards Vic Hoskins and later Henry Wu for their involvement in the I. rex's rampage.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While piloting the helicopter to hunt down the I. rex, he accidentally chases the I. rex towards the Aviary, causing the I. rex to break in and scare all the pterosaurs out of their enclosure. The Pteranodons and Dimorphodons subsequently killed Marsani and his crew, and then proceed to swarm upon the tourists gathered around the main plaza.
- Non-Idle Rich: He's super rich (In-Universe, the eighth richest man in the world), and yet still manages the time to visit the park while earning his wings.
- The Promise: He mentions at one point that he promised Hammond on his deathbed that he would run the park right. Ten years of the park running without incident (and sparing no expense) show that he did a good job fulfilling it until the events of the film.
- Properly Paranoid:
- Unlike Claire, he immediately picks up that things with the I. rex are not right: her paddock's walls had to be extended, she has to be fed with a crane since she almost ate her human feeders (and they threatened to quit), she ate her sibling, and she tried to break the glass of the viewing wall, which is why he asks that Owen be brought in for a second opinion about her security.
- When Wu becomes all defensive and unrepentant about the I. rex, Marsani gets suspicious and tells him that he's ordering all work at Hammond Labs to be suspended pending an investigation.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Spends the whole film in a pink dress shirt.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's very reasonable in judgment and is willing to listen to his employees even if there are problems.
- Sacrificial Lion: He goes down in his helicopter trying to stop the I. rex from causing havoc.
- Stunned Silence: Masrani is already getting cold feet on the I. rex when he sees the construction workers building higher walls, a cracked window in the viewing pen, and the Indominus rex itself. It's when Clarie tells him that the I. rex ate her sibling that he becomes stunned, and the expression on his face shows a justified worry of their new attraction and the enclosure containing it.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He fills almost exactly the same role as Hammond did, albeit Simon is younger and more successful in realizing the fruition of Hammond's dream.
InGen Security Division
The head of security operations for InGen. He has prior experience dealing with dinosaurs, having overseen the "cleanup" operation of Pteranodon flying over Canada in 2001. On top of making sure the tourists are safe on Isla Nublar, his subordinates are also tasked with keeping poachers off of Isla Sorna.
- Admiring the Abomination: Although he sees the raptors as tools more than anything else, he seems rather awe-inspired by them all the same. He tentatively asks Barry if he can touch a restrained Delta, which he does with all the jittery excitement of a little boy. One could even say he uses the raptors like a kid that's found his dad's gun.
- Animals Hate Him: The raptors, in this case. Blue and Delta start snarling and shaking their cages whenever Hoskins shows up, despite being calm and docile when Owen, Barry, or even the other staff are with them. Delta especially seems to dislike Hoskins, and she later pursues and disembowels him in the Creation Lab. Oddly enough, averted in his backstory. He mentions at one point having rescued a wolf puppy and raised it, even allowing it to sleep on his bed ... and said wolf ripping off his wife's arm when she tried to attack him with a knife for an unmentioned reason. He adds that he did not put the wolf down after it did that.
- Asshole Victim: It's hard to feel sorry for him after his foolish and nefarious schemes to engineer weaponized dinosaurs fails, and he gets torn apart by the raptor Delta after spending the whole film planning to exploit her and all her sisters for unethical profit.
- Beard of Evil: As the most prominent human villain, he sports a nice example of the stereotypical "villainous goatee", just in case it wasn't already obvious enough that we're not supposed to like him.
- Big-Bad Ensemble: With the I. rex. He's trying to exploit the dinosaurs for profit as biological weapons of war.
- Blood Knight: He considers war to be the natural state of the world.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: His arm is chomped on by a Raptor and possibly torn off, before he's ripped apart and devoured by the animal. As greedy as he was, let's face it, he really didn't deserve such a horrific end.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Hoskins is pretty sure that Masrani has skeletons in his closet, while Owen (who's just as cynical but much more moral) understands that Masrani just wants to teach people some humility. Hoskins can't conceive of Masrani being an Honest Corporate Executive; Masrani has some shady people working for him (Hoskins himself is a perfect example) but that can be attributed to naivete more than anything.
- Exit, Pursued by a Bear: More like "Exit, Pursued by a Velociraptor."
- Expy: Of Dennis Nedry from the first film and Peter Ludlow from The Lost World. All three are greedy InGen employees who see dinosaurs as nothing more than their property. Both Ludlow and Hoskins lead a mercenary force onto a dinosaur-infested island to further their goals, and all three meet their ends at the claws and teeth of the very animals they want to exploit.
- Failed a Spot Check: He failed to notice a raptor breach in the lab until it was too late.
- Famous Last Words: "I'm on your side!" No, she's not.
- Fatal Flaw: His manipulative nature and exploiting the Velociraptors for his evil deeds causes him to be eaten by one.
- Fat Bastard: Given he's a slimy character played by the chubby Vincent D'Onofrio, a natural.
- Faux Affably Evil: His big smile and easy humor are a poor mask for the opportunistic manipulator he truly is.
- Foil: To Owen. While Owen respects the Velociraptors, Hoskins treats them like tools, viewing them as foot soldiers he could sell for cash.
- Greed: Hoskins has dollar signs in his eyes when he sees Owen's work with the raptors. He believes they have highly promising military applications, while Owen knows that taming a dinosaur isn't as simple as Hoskins thinks it is. Unsurprisingly, the Velociraptors choose to eat him, not Owen.
- Hate Sink: He's a despicable human being who exists to give the audience a human character to root against, because the deadly dinosaurs can only be terrifying as a natural threat.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- While Hoskins' approach is utterly contemptible, the raptors are, indeed, quite capable predators. They would absolutely be ideal for several military applications, and could likely save (and take) lots of lives if they could be properly trained. His problem is he thinks that the raptors take orders from anyone, when in reality Barry and Owen had to train and raise them from birth, and while the raptors respect Owen and Barry they do not hesitate to kill other humans should the opportunity arise.
- Also, when Hoskins takes control of the situation by sending in what amounts to a PMC after the dinosaurs, Hoskins notes to Owen that innocent people are going to die if nothing else is done, since rescue won't be coming for several more hours. Not only that, but the operation is going to happen with or without Owen. This actually convinces Owen to work with Hoskins to defeat the I. rex.
- Karmic Death: Hoskins is ripped apart by one of the animals he sought to exploit.
- Large and in Charge: He has a very high rank within InGen as head of security operations, which is not an inconsiderable leadership position given the sheer size of the company. As for being large, he's played by the 6 ft. 3.5 in. Vincent D'Onofrio.
- Manipulative Bastard: His plan is based entirely on his manipulations of others; he pushes Dr. Wu to create a hybrid so intelligent and vicious that she will inevitably escape, thus giving him two opportunities: field test the raptors to publicize them to the world as the next step in warfare, or use the I. rex for the same purpose. It didn't matter which won, either way Hoskins would have succeeded. His overconfidence means he falls just short of being a magnificent-type villain, meaning he winds up as a high-functioning Smug Snake.
- Noodle Incident: His wife came at him with a steak knife once, but he only alludes to it in a vague way to prove a separate point. It's unclear why she did so.
- Not So Different: He tries to push this with former Navy man Owen, saying they're both "dogs of war," but it's a shallow manipulation like everything else.
- Pass the Popcorn: Swipes a sip of Lowery's drink when the Raptor Squad searches for the I. rex.
- Pet the Dog: Despite his villainy, multiple Pet the Dog moments are seen. After Masrani dies, he has the decency to look sorrowful, though it doesn't stop him from exploiting the situation. Later, despite getting punched by Owen, he doesn't retaliate, or sic his men on him. In addition, after the raptors chose I. rex as their alpha, when Hoskins realizes they have turned their sight on Owen (after being told by Barry "they look at what they want to eat"), he immediately calls his men to open fire on the dinosaurs. And while his reaction is undoubtedly partly due to realizing that his plan has gone south, he's clearly horrified as he watches the raptors tear his men apart. His backstory has a more literal Pet the Dog moment with a wolf cub he raised.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: There's a subtle but very telling moment where he calls one of the raptors a "he" before Barry corrects him. It hints at the hypermasculine tendencies that complements his aggressive, war-loving attitude.
- Psychotic Smirk: Has one on his face when the Pteranodons are wreaking havoc on the park's visitors.
- The Rival: To Owen, at least in his own mind. Hoskins wants to weaponize Owen's raptors; Owen doesn't want Hoskins anywhere near his raptors. It ultimately leads to Hoskins using every under-handed trick he can to undermine Owen's authority and force the raptors into field combat against the rampaging I. rex.
- Smug Snake: He's not quite the brilliant chessmaster he thinks he is. He does have some good manipulative skills, but his arrogance blinds him to the flaws in his plan. Like many Jurassic Park characters before him, he fails to understand that it isn't possible to exert complete control over nature. It's this arrogance that ultimately dooms him.
- Smug Smiler: More often than not, he's wearing a big false grin.
- Too Dumb to Live: As a result of his arrogance in "Fatal Flaw" above. Seriously, what kind of idiot thinks he can control a large, extremely dangerous predator just because he watched someone do it once?
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: After Masrani's death, he places himself in control and immediately replaces everyone with his own trigger-happy team.
- Villains Want Mercy: Complete with attempting to persuade the raptor, "I'm on your side!"
- Villain with Good Publicity: Based on the way Viral Marketing for the film depicted him as the protector of Jurassic World. He caught Masrani's eye through his and his team's "cleanup" operation of Pteranodon flying over Canada in 2001, earning him a promotion to head of security.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Hoskins wants to use the raptors to hunt the I. rex, but the I. rex is a very legitimate concern and his priority seems to be preventing further deaths. It's promptly subverted when it turns out he let the I. rex escape on purpose as a field test for the raptors. His assertions that putting dinosaurs in the field instead of soldiers would spare human lives comes across as rather weak reasoning.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: He sees the dinosaurs less as living things and more as profit makers. That same attitude leads to a massive overconfidence in the ability of him or his staff to control them, hence why he thought creating the I. rex was at all a good plan.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He thinks of raptors as genetically perfect killing machines, but while the genes of dinosaurs are being engineered to fit some purpose they are still animals that can't be tamed and can't be used like an attack dog.
One of the mercenaries brought in by Hoskins after the ACU doesn't perform as well as he'd like.
- Bald of Evil: Well, balding, anyway; he has male-pattern baldness.
- Beard of Evil: The better to match Hoskins.
- Karma Houdini: He gets off scot-free at the end of the film, escaping in a helicopter with Wu.
- Mauve Shirt: It seems as though he's a dead man when he first shows up, especially given the fates of almost all of his men. However, against all the odds he manages to survive the movie.
- Mook Lieutenant: To Hoskins. He seems to be the leader of the mercenaries
- No Name Given: He's just called "InGen Contractor" in the credits.
- Private Military Contractors: It's right there in what passes for his character name, and all of the men he brings with him as pretty clearly mercenaries.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He flees on the helicopter with Wu at the end.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He doesn't do much except stand around with Hoskins looking mean, bordering on being a Satellite Character, but it is through his actions that Wu escapes with all of his work, setting up the sequel.
- Villainy-Free Villain: He doesn't actually do anything that can actually be called evil, and seems pretty dedicated to stopping Indominus rex. However he does side with Hoskins and when things go south he chooses to save himself and ferries Wu and his work off of Isla Nublar, leaving hundreds of people to die.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He is noticeably absent from Fallen Kingdom (although a few nameless mercs do kinda resemble Michael Papajohn, leading to some cases of mistaken identities).
Appearances: Jurassic World | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
A park operations manager at Jurassic World, and the aunt of Zach and Gray.
- Action Dress Rip: Perfoms one mid-way through the film.
- Action Girl: Subverted in a fairly awesome way; Claire actually gets fairly little action in Jurassic World, except when she saves Owen from a rogue Dimorphodon, but the film emphasizes her intelligence over her physical strength, meaning that if she gets a moment of awesome, it's usually because she uses her brain as opposed to strength. Releasing the T. rex, for example.
- Played a bit more straight in Fallen Kingdom, as she's a bit more experienced this time around.
- Action Survivor: She manages to survive the whole ordeal despite not being trained for it.
- Adult Fear: Her nephews, whom she was supposed to care for, are missing on the island when a sociopathic predator she helped to create is on the loose.
- Adrenaline Makeover: She goes from sharply dressed to a disheveled mess due to the traumatic events she goes through.
- Age Lift: As a substitute for Hammond, Claire is a much younger manager for the park.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Owen with her obvious attraction to him. They start dating again eventually.
- Big Damn Heroes: When Owen's Velociraptors are clearly losing against the I. rex, Claire has Rexy unleashed and lures her to fight I. rex in an epic showdown.
- Happens in the climax of Fallen Kingdom when Owen and Maisie are hanging on the ledge on the roof and cornered by the Indoraptor. Claire distracts it enough so that Owen can pull him and Maisie up.
- Break the Haughty: Leaving her clean and controlled "behind-the-scenes" management area for the wild and savage parts of the island fails to have this effect on her, as she steps up to the challenge instead.
- Character Development: During the I. rex fiasco, Claire comes to see that dinosaurs aren't just "numbers on a clipboard" or "assets", but living creatures with feelings. Over the course of the film, she also grows from distant towards her nephews (but still intent on spending time with them at some point, her schedule and her strict adherence to it was in the way) to prioritising them above all else, growing to appreciate the family she has, regardless of whether or not she has kids of her own. In between the first Jurassic World and Fallen Kingdom she founds and heads an animal rights group advocating for the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar to be treated as an endangered species and relocated to escape the soon-to-erupt volcano.
- Clothing Damage: She suffers quite a bit in Jurassic World, as her business dress and skirt get torn and filthy during the movie.
- Combat Stilettos: Despite Owen complaining about her "stupid shoes", she never drops the high heels. It wasn't easy on the actress' ankles. But it's all worth it when she outruns the T. rex in them.
- Averted in Fallen Kingdom, as this time she had time to dress herself appropriately and equipped a nice pair of leather boots before venturing again on Isla Nublar.
- Composite Character: Of John Hammond and Alan Grant. Hammond for his business acumen and enthusiasm about Jurassic Park/World. Doctor Grant in terms of Grant's Character Development being mirrored by her struggle to find her nephews.
- Control Freak:
- Resents any suggestion that runs counter to her decisions or any questioning of her ability to handle the crisis with the Indominus.
- She also apparently turned up to the disastrous date with Owen with an itinerary. Yes, really.
- Cool Aunt: Double Subverted as becoming one is the main point of her Character Development. She's so Workaholic that she barely spends time with her nephews. But when they both disappeared around the time the I. rex went loose, she personally goes along with Owen when he is searching for them and is clearly heartbroken when she thought they're both dead.
- Create Your Own Villain: She contributed to the creation of the I. rex.
- Deadpan Snarker: She throws a few witty jabs at Owen.
- Decomposite Character: One half of John Hammond. Specifically, trying to get expert opinions about the park and its exhibits, to please the investors. Also she appears completely dressed in white and is the adult relative of two child characters visiting the park that happen to find themselves in danger from the dinosaurs' wrath while the adult relative is too far away to protect them. John was the grandfather of Lex and Tim Murphy, while Claire is the aunt of Zach and Gray.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She wears all-white outfits, has icy-blue eyes and has a somewhat aloof demeanor. She's not The Stoic since she displays frustration and nerves even before the circumstances of the film bring out her inner Mama Bear.
- Feet-First Introduction: Claire is introduced like this in an elevator talking to herself. She's memorizing the names of people she's going to be meeting.Claire: Hal Osterly, vice-president... Jim Drucker, bad hair... Erica Brand, deserves better... Hal, Jim, Erica. Hal, Jim, Erica. And I am Claire.Looks at her wristwatch, and the elevator dingsClaire: Three minutes late.
- Fiery Redhead: When she argues with Owen about their unsuccessful first date, and more so when she actively defends Owen and her nephews from attacking dinosaurs.
- The Finicky One: She printed out a full itinerary for her unsuccessful date with Owen.
- Foil: To John Hammond. Claire is an emotionally distant thirty-something workaholic who meticulously obsesses over the park's profits; Hammond was an eccentric elderly showman who started the park to realize a personal dream. Hammond was a doting grandfather, with time to spare for his grandchildren's visit. Claire is an overworked aunt, pushed into taking care of her nephews despite having no time to spare even to greet them in person. Notably, Claire shares Hammond's all-white wardrobe, and she's also asked to watch two children while their parents are going through a divorce. Lampshaded by Simon Masrani, Hammond's more idealogically similar replacement as the owner of the park, when he gets sick of Claire spewing financial figures at him.
- Gender Flip: Of John Hammond, plus an Age Lift, also see Decomposite Character above.
- Getting Hot in Here: Gets less clothing and more sweaty the more running around in jungles she does.
- Godzilla Threshold: During the climax, when the I. rex kills Owen's raptor pack, Claire decides to release the T. rex and bait it into fighting the I. rex.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Just look at the photo, trying to pierce Owen.
- Idiot Ball: Despite all the warning signs that the I. rex is very dangerous: has to be fed with a crane, ate her sibling, etc., she doesn't bother to tell her superiors at InGen until the attraction's public debut is only weeks away.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Spends the whole ordeal in business clothes (at most she drops the jacket after it's damaged enough, but not before rolling back the sleeves and tying the front to make it less cumbersome) and high heels, for the entire movie.
- Mama Bear: Double subverted. She's evidently too much of a Workaholic to look after her own nephews when they visit her at her job, but when things go awry, she ends up protecting them from the monster she created◊.
- Married to the Job: Her dedication to work is such that she has very little time for family and other relations outside of work. She gets called out on it by Owen when he finds out that she doesn't know how old her nephews are, and by her sister when she learns that Claire has fobbed the boys off on her assistant Zara, instead of spending the day with them.
- Ms. Fanservice: Claire effectively disrobing to more "practical" attire for the island jungle. Owen's briefly at a loss for words at this. She then discards her business outfit for an very appealing tank top around the end of the movie. In the sequel, she wears a pair of rather tight, figure-hugging khaki pants.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When the hybrid dinosaur she helped to create has gone berserk. She returns to the control room, guilt creeping over her expression.
- Nerds Are Sexy: As played by Bryce Dallas Howard, who is extremely beautiful. Claire is seen in a very appealing tank top as well. Owen certainly thinks so, at least. (Especially during the Action Dress Rip, where he just... stares.)
- The Protagonist: While Owen Grady gets top billing and appears in several promotional material, Colin Trevorrow stated that Claire is the main protagonist of the film, as it revolves around her Character Development.
- Rule of Symbolism: At the beginning of the film, Claire is conservatively dressed and shows that she is driven by planning and an attention to detail. Throughout the film, however, she loses more and more of her composure, freaking out when her nephews go missing and performing an Action Dress Rip to help Owen track them down. By the finale, she's tied her coat around her waist, is scuffed up and sweating, and outruns Rexy in high-heels after deciding to perform an impromptu plan during the fight between I. rex and the raptors.
- Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: She's present with a very nice looking bob cut early on, but it gets gradually dirtier and messy as she goes through the adventure.
- She's Got Legs: After an Action Dress Rip.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Downplayed when Owen tells her to change her outfit before they search for her nephews. She performs an Action Dress Rip and rolls up the sleeves of her coat to her elbows.
- Tank-Top Tomboy: While she's not tomboyish, she does start to wear a tank top after she Took a Level in Badass.
- Took a Level in Badass: Claire goes from the mostly office-bound manager to rescuing the group on several occasions, such as tranquilizing the Dimorphodon attacking Owen and luring Rexy to fight the I. rex.
- Unkempt Beauty: She winds up injured, sweating, and exhausted, with her hair a ragged mess by the end of it. ... Still gorgeous.
- Uptight Loves Wild: Averted at first, since she didn't enjoy her first date with Owen, but later on comes to feel this way, after his "wild" nature helped her save her nephews.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Owen and Masrani call her out for her tendency to treat the dinosaurs less as animals and more as "assets."
- What the Hell, Hero?: Claire delivers one to Owen in Fallen Kingdom when he turns his back on an opportunity to rescue the endangered dinosaurs. Claire specifically brings up Blue to try and change his mind.
- Workaholic: One of her defining character traits in Jurassic World. In the video game, there's even a point wherein she tells Zara that she's too busy to look at a picture of a dinosaur Gray drew for her.
A Jurassic World employee that works in the control room, along with Lowery.
- Better as Friends: With Lowery. Granted, this is mostly just because she already has a boyfriend.
- Break the Cutie: The disastrous events going on, and Masrani's death, leave her very emotionally broken up to say the least.
- Bridge Bunny: The equivalent in the control room.
- The Heart: Easily the nicest and most moral among the Mission Control members.
- Nerves of Steel: Despite everything going on around her, Vivian remains calm and collected through every announcement and new piece of information, keeping park personnel as up to date as possible.
- Nice Girl: She's rather sweet and considerate. Even when she rejects Lowery, she lets him down gently.
- Oblivious to Love: Evidently didn't know Lowery liked her.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: A specialty of Lauren Lapkus. She looks adorably distraught when Owen and a worker are running from the I. rex.
A tech-savvy control room operator at Jurassic World.
- Adorkable: The guy puts dinosaur toy figures in his workplace area.
- Audience Surrogate: As the quote says, he doesn't like the idea of a hybrid dinosaur to attract an audience and prefers true dinosaurs. This echoes many of the knee-jerk complaints from fans about a 'hybrid dinosaur'. His snark over brand name endorsements on things in the park echoes general audience complaints about ham-fisted Product Placement in any movie.
- Butt-Monkey: Lowery gets put down by almost every character (except Vivian, but especially by Claire) for really no reason, to his own dismay.
- Composite Character: He possesses a blend of Ian Malcolm's prescience, Ray Arnold's snark, and Dennis Nedry's computer skills. He's even wearing glasses remarkably similar to Nedry's.
- Deadpan Snarker:
- After hearing the new sponsorship, "Verizon Wireless Presents the Indominus rex", from Claire, Lowery snarks they should just let the corporations name these hybrids outright to promote their products. He then mutters alternative names for the I. rex such as Pepsisaurus and Tostitodon.
- When Marsani declares that the park's success depends on the ACU's handing on the Indominus rex breakout, stating that situation like this is an eventuality, Lowery cynically replies that they should put that statement in the brochure, along with the eventuality that a dinosaur would be eating the tourists.
- Everyone Has Standards: When Claire is informed that a Pachycephalosaurus broke through an enclosure, damaging its RFID chip, and the containment unit shot it full of tranquilizer darts and is loading it up for recovery (as she sees in a live video feed), she only reacts with frustration. Lowery openly tells her to have some sympathy, as the frightened dinosaur just got shot full of such heavy drugs that he is stoned and on the edge of consciousness. He then says to her (his boss) in as many words that while the park's dinosaurs may have been genetically reconstituted in a lab, now they are live animals and thus experience pain and fear. He considers even non-violently tranquilizing a dinosaur to be verging on animal cruelty.
- Fanboy: Of the original Jurassic Park to the point he has an old Jurassic Park shirt and some dinosaur toys in his monitor desk.
- Foil: To Dennis Nedry. Both are slovenly computer geeks with authority problems, but while Dennis betrays his superiors for personal profit and ultimately dies trying to escape the park, Lowery stays loyal to his boss and ultimately risks his life to stay behind and save Owen and Claire. Notably, Claire chews him out for having a cluttered workspace, just like Ray Arnold did to Dennis in the original.
- Good Counterpart: He's Nedry, but more loyal and morally upright.
- Irony: See the quote under his picture and then remember Wu pointing out that the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park have always been genetic hybrids due to scientists using DNA from contemporary animals to fill the gene sequence gaps and make the dinosaurs fit an idealized, "cooler" vision of them rather than one dedicated to accuracy.
- Nerd Glasses: He has a pretty thick pair of glasses.
- Nice Guy: Is loyal to the park, Claire and Masrani despite his better judgement and annoyance at the more questionable decisions the companies make, makes sure everyone gets out safely while choosing to stay behind himself to help Claire out and respects Vivian's rejection, even though he's evidently not happy about it.
- Perma-Stubble: Lowery sports some bristly stubble, accompanied by a mustache.
- Undying Loyalty: To both the park and Claire. When everyone else is evacuated from the control room, Lowery volunteers to stay behind and make sure everything is still running as smoothly as possible, knowing full well that dangerous dinosaurs are loose all over the park. And it's a good thing he did stay behind, because Claire would've never been able to get Rexy from her paddock without Lowery to open the door remotely.
Appearances: Jurassic World | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
A Jurassic World employee who specializes in researching the behavioral patterns of Velociraptors, which has led to him having a friendly relationship with the animals.
- The Ace: That guy has trained Velociraptors to not only refrain from eating him, but also to respect and obey him. There's nothing he's bad at (except flirting), and what sells it is when asked "Who's the alpha?" of the Velociraptor pack, he simply says, "You're looking at him."
- Adorkable: He can be when off the clock, as seen by his terrible attempt at flirting with Claire. And wearing board shorts on their first date. Being a Chris Pratt character, this comes with the territory.
- All There in the Manual: The canonical backstory for Owen is that he was a dolphin trainer in the Navy, making him the ideal candidate to train highly-intelligent animals that people make the mistake of assuming are fully tamed.
- Amazon Chaser: Does not hesitate to kiss Claire after she opens fire on a rogue Dimorphodon to save him.
- Badass Biker: Owen rides a motorcycle alongside Velociraptors while hunting the I. rex.
- Badass Crew: With his Velociraptors.
- Badass in Charge: Owen is the alpha of the Velociraptors.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Claire, owing to the fact that they went on a date in the past, but found each other too uptight and oafish respectively. Despite that, he still has an obvious attraction to her. And halfway through the movie, they do hook up. The first trailer for Fallen Kingdom implies it didn't last and he's kinda bitter over it.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Owen is a very nice and personable guy who gets along well with his staff and most others in the film, but put people in harm's way or mistreat his raptors and he'll suddenly become a very pissed off Papa Wolf. He punches Hoskins in the face for doing both of those in the same day.
- BFG: It's a customized Marlin 1895 chambered for .45-70.
- Casanova Wannabe: Barry implies him to be this in the video game. His interactions with Claire only confirm this.Owen: [to Claire] You want a consult here or [beat] in my bungalow?
- Composite Character: Owen seems to share the best traits of Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ian Malcolm.
- Control Freak: Shown in Fallen Kingdom when he and Claire are discussing why she left him (again). He says its because she didnt want to live in a truck. She says that he wouldnt even let her drive the truck.
- Cool Gun: He carries a scoped lever-action rifle with a very nice stainless finish, when things get serious. Also a bit of Shown Their Work, as Owen, being a former Navy Man, would recognize the benefit of having a stainless weapon in such a hot, humid environment, as well as the rifle's .45-70 chambering working as an excellent choice for bringing down large, dangerous animals. (Granted, it didn't really help much against the I. rex, but there are very few rifles on Earth that could even scratch it.)
- Deadpan Snarker: He has a rather sardonic sense of humor.
- Death Glare: Owen has one permanently fixed on Hoskins, who wants to use his imprinted raptors as weapons of war.
- Deuteragonist: While his contribution to the plot does stand on equal footing, Claire receives the actual brunt of Character Development.
- Distracted by the Sexy: When Claire rips up her suit, he stares distractedly for several seconds. She gives a Death Glare in response at his reaction.
- Fluffy Tamer: Trains Velociraptors for a living with the hope that the less violent beasts can eventually be introduced to the park safely.
- To Robert Muldoon. Owen is a cheerful, idealistic Fluffy Tamer, where Muldoon was a grim, cynical Great White Hunter. Notably, both of them have special relationships with the Velociraptors, but where Owen tries to train them by forming bonds based on mutual respect, Muldoon merely saw them as worthy adversaries and wanted to see them all exterminated.
- To Vic Hoskins. Unlike Hoskins, Owen does not see the Velociraptors as tools, instead respecting them. In addition, he does not wish to use them as foot soldiers. This is what allows Owen to take control of the Velociraptors instead of Hoskins.
- Friend to All Children: He hits it off with Claire's nephews pretty quickly.
- Friend to All Living Things: Shows genuine care for every dinosaur he encounters and has somehow managed to train four of the most dangerous animals on Earth, but when it comes to the Indominus rex, even Owen doesn't want anything to do with it. He does call Claire and InGen out for isolating and mistreating it, though. Beyond his general suspicion of a novel hybrid, his disgusted dialogue with Claire amounts to "Thanks to you guys, it's too late for anything to make friends with this one."
- Good Parents: To the raptors, in stark contrast to Henry Wu's treatment of the I. rex.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Owen is attracted to the redheaded Claire Dearing. They do make out halfway through the movie, during the attack on Main Street of all places, right in front of her confused nephews.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Appears to be this with Barry. They are both protective, fatherly figures towards the Velociraptors and both actively dislike Hoskins.
- Hyper-Awareness: Owen quickly notices things about the animals' behaviors that other people overlook. Justified, since he has to be on his guard around the raptors at all times and has extensive experience with training other highly-intelligent species.
- Ignored Expert: Yet another victim of InGen's long history of not listening to people they explicitly pay to tell them stuff they need to know. Averted with, ironically enough, Masrani, the park owner himself. He's the one who employed him in the first place to look after and train the raptors and later asked him for advice on how to manage the I. rex paddock. When things finally got out of hand, Masrani is the first person to follow his instructions by meeting up with Wu for info on the I. rex and finally switching the tactic from capturing it alive to killing it outright.
- I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: When Claire asks him if he can track Zack and Gray by their scent or footprints, he says, "I was with the Navy, not the Navajo!"
- Knife Nut: Averted. He carries a knife scout style note all the time, but never uses it as a weapon. He uses it once to cut the fuel line of the vehicle he's hiding under to disguise his scent and once more to pull an I. rex tooth out of the gyrosphere's wreckage.
- Morality Chain: He is the only person the raptor pack won't attack.
- Nature Hero: Complete with living off the grid, despite being well-paid at a luxury park, and a big dose of Not Good with People. His dilapidated trailer/shack implies that he spends far more time at the raptor paddock than at home.
- Nerves of Steel: He manages to keep his cool despite being stuck in a paddock with four Velociraptors that have slipped into hunting mode. And he works with these animals on a daily basis, too.
- Nice Guy: Owen is brave, protective, and cares for his Velociraptors. He also has a friendly relationship with Claire's nephews who, in turn, think he's really cool.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Downplayed. Though in fleeing from the I. rex he led it to the exit of the enclosure, it is Justified in that he had no alternative as the I. rex was blocking the only other exit, and his initial plan was to try and get around the I. rex to the exit it was too big to use. The actual blame should be put on Nick for opening the main gate in the first place.
- Not Good with People: He may have spent too much time convincing the raptors he's an acceptable raptor father-figure.
- No, You: To Claire at one point.Owen: [after hearing the I. rex's name, and barely being able to contain his laughter] The Indominus rex?
Claire: We needed something that was both scary and easy to pronounce. You should hear a four year old try to say "Archaeornithomimus".
Owen: ... You should hear you try to say it.
- Only Sane Man: He seems very uncertain about the whole "create a hybrid dinosaur" idea, and when she gets loose he's the only one to insist they put her down instead of trying to recapture her, because of the danger she poses to the park. He's also the only staff member so far who acknowledges the fact that the animals are, well, animals and need to be treated as such.
- Papa Wolf: At several points in the film, Owen tries to protect Zach and Gray from the I. rex and other dinosaurs and in his second film he goes out of his way trying to keep Maisie safe. Most of his antagonism with Hoskins stems from his need to protect and ensure his raptors' safety. Even during the firefight, Owen never shoots directly at them, instead attempting to distract and lure them away from nearby humans. This ensures that he doesn't lose their hard-earned trust, either.Owen: Gentlemen, you have one big target. Do not shoot my raptors ... please.
- Parental Substitute: To the raptors. It's mentioned by Malcolm in The Lost World that the main reason why Jurassic Park's dinosaurs are so violent and sociopathic is because they had no parents to model their behavior off of, which led to them acting purely on instinct. Owen solves this issue (to an extent) by raising the raptors himself and providing them with a framework for healthy, effective pack behaviors. He's both their alpha and their father-figure, in a sense.
- By the end of Fallen Kingdom, he seemingly has become Maisie's adoptive father having bonded with her throughout the night trying to keep her safe from Mills and the Indoraptor.
- Rated M for Manly: Owen is a retired U.S. Navy dolphin trainer, works with Velociraptors for a living, and prefers a more rugged lifestyle than most of his coworkers. However, unlike Hoskins and his mercs, Owen isn't as extreme about it, considering his genuine concern for the park's animals and their various needs. This especially applies to his four raptors, who he treats with great care and devotion.
- Rescue Romance: Gives Claire a Big Damn Kiss after she rescues him from a Dimorphodon.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: He punches Hoskins for misusing his raptors and tells him to stay away from them from now on.
- Static Character: Owen's story is tied to his thoughts and duties as a park staff (particularly his relationship with his Velociraptors). He himself doesn't undergo much "change" over the course of the film when compared to Claire.
- Team Dad: Also to the raptors. He's the only person they listen to and won't attack on sight, which Owen attributes to maintaining a mutually respectful relationship with them. It also helps that Owen raised them since birth and all four of the raptors (who were given bird DNA instead of frog) have imprinted on him.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: Owen's expression is a mix of shock and horror when Charlie's blown to pieces right in front of him. He just sits there for several moments with glazed eyes, unmoving despite the firefight around him.
- The Worm Guy: Much like Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler before him, Owen's specialty at the park is narrow and focuses almost solely on his imprinted raptors, so he's quite puzzled when Claire requests that he evaluate the I. rex and her paddock. Turns out that this was at least somewhat relevant after all; the I. rex has raptor DNA in her.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He chews out Claire and InGen for not only creating the I. rex, but mistreating it and letting it grow up in isolation.
A tamer who takes care of Owen's Velociraptors.
- Bald of Awesome: Bald as a cueball and able to handle the raptors almost as well as Owen.
- Bilingual Bonus: Barry can sometimes be heard speaking to the raptors in French, which appears to calm them down and annoy Hoskins, who is standing nearby and pretending to understand him.
- Black Best Friend: To Owen, and constantly sides with him, and opposes Hoskins, too.
- Deadpan Snarker: Much like Owen, he has a dry wit.
- Fluffy Tamer: He's the only person besides Owen that can get anywhere near the raptors without losing life or limb, and assists him in the daily upkeep of their enclosures and overall health. Blue even recognizes Barry's voice and stops attacking during the firefight when she realizes exactly who is stuck in the log. This gives Owen the opportunity to draw her off and save his life.
- Gratuitous French: He frequently speaks and swears in French, with "Merde!" being a favorite of his.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Appears to be this with Owen. They are both protective, fatherly figures towards the Velociraptors and both actively dislike Hoskins.
- The Lancer: He is Owen's second-in-command, but is somewhat calmer and more mature.
- Nice Guy: He genuinely cares for the Velociraptors and is disgusted by Hoskins only thinking of them as tools.
- Number Two: After Owen, Barry is the only one the Velociraptors won't attack.
- Only Sane Man: While not as prominent as Owen, Barry thinks that Hoskins is absolutely insane for wanting to weaponize the raptors and shows nothing but disgust for how some of the animals are treated.Barry: Code 19! Asset out of containment. These people never learn.
- Papa Wolf: Much like Owen, Barry doesn't want Hoskins anywhere near the raptors and becomes openly hostile when he suggests using them as weapons of war. He even starts tracking Hoskins and his men to see what their ulterior motives may be towards the pack.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He wears a pink shirt, though not as fancy as Masrani's.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: He has a nickel-plated revolver for emergencies.
A young worker at the Velociraptor paddock.
- Mauve Shirt: He almost dies, but Owen saves him.
- Named by the Adaptation: His name was given in LEGO Jurassic World. He's listed in the film credits as simply "Young Raptor Handler."
- New Meat: He's the newest addition to Owen's team of raptor handlers, and he isn't terribly good at his job at first. Emphasis on the "meat" part, at least as far as the raptors are concerned.
- Too Dumb to Live: At least in Owen's opinion. Not only does he accidentally fall into the paddock attempting to retrieve an escaped piglet, he also turns his back to the bars, which is a huge no-no.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He disappears from the film after he's seen activating the switch that opens the raptor pen. He doesn't appear to be among the raptors' victims when they turn against the humans later on, so his fate is at present unknown.
Asset Containment Unit
The commanding officer of Jurassic World's ACU (Asset Containment Unit).
- All There in the Manual: According to the Junior Novelization, he is a former SWAT team member.
- All There in the Script: One draft of the script describes him as "a man who has killed with his bare hands" before.
- Commanding Coolness: His rank in the ACU (if his display in the control room is anything to go by) is commander, and he's definitely cool.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Suffers this. Like Carter from The Lost World, Hamada gets crushed underfoot by the I. rex.
- *Drool* Hello: Subverted; the blood is from the leaves above. The I. rex is hiding nearby.
- Oh, Crap!: When the I. rex reveals herself, he freaks out as you would.
- Sacrificial Lion: He's seen suiting up impressively with the rest of his team, suggesting he's usually quite formidable, but the I. rex quickly makes short work of him.
- The Worf Effect: Hamada is implied to be a badass in the script and the Junior Novelization, being implied to have dealt with previous dinosaur incidents. See above. Despite this, he is still taken out almost immediately by the ''I. rex''.
- The World's Expert on Getting Killed: Despite being an informed professional, he solely exists to show how big of a threat the I. rex really is.
One of the ACU Troopers under Austin's command.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: As seen below, every trope about him deals with his incredibly badass Heroic Sacrifice.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Is eaten by the I. rex but manages to distract it long enough for his colleagues to make it to safety with an injured teammate.
- Red Shirt: One of the most badass ones in film history.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: Wields a UTAS UTS-15.
- Spared by the Adaptation: He survives in the Junior Novelization.
- Unflinching Walk: He keeps advancing as the I. rex charges towards him, firing the entire time.
One of the ACU Troopers under Hamada's command.
- Action Girl: As one of Hamada's troopers, she definitely qualifies as this. She's also shown to be quite capable in subduing the escaped pterosaurs during their attack on Main Street.
- The Smurfette Principle: The ACU team's only female member.
- Vasquez Always Dies: Averted. She reappears, along with Austin in Main Street and presumably helps with subduing the pterosaurs.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After the Main Street sequence, she just vanishes.
One of the ACU Troopers under Hamada's command.
One of the ACU troopers under Hamada's command.
The personal assistant of Claire Dearing.
- Adaptational Heroism: She has a much larger and more heroic role in the LEGO Jurassic World game. That is enough to almost spare her.
- All There in the Manual: Her last name Shealy is given in the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Survival Guide where she's listed among those killed in previous films.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She always appears very distant and dragged.
- Bridezilla: Definitely seems to be one of these. She remarks to her friend on the phone that "it's my wedding" and says that her fiance can't have a bachelor party because all his friends are idiots. Or animals as she so tactfully puts it.
- Butt-Monkey: Zara doesn't have the best day of her life when Zach and Gray are placed under her supervision. She spends most of her time struggling to watch over them while they frequently run from her. She ultimately meets a grisly fate in the jaws of the Mosasaurus, though not before getting repeatedly savaged by a Pteranodon.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: She's flailed around by multiple Pteranadons and Eaten Alive by the Mosasaurus.
- Death by Genre Savviness: She knows just standing there in the open during a pterosaur attack is a bad idea and she's carried off to her doom as soon as she points this out.
- Eaten Alive: She was still alive when the Pteranodon tried to lift her out of the water, and can be seen pinned beneath it inside the Mosasaurus' mouth before she closes her jaws.
- Failed a Spot Check: During the pterosaur attack, Zach notices a Pteranodon barreling towards them and pulls Gray out of the way before it can grab any of them. Zara, on the other hand, wasn't so lucky...
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Nobody says a single word about her after her death, not even Zach and Gray, who are the only two people that witnessed her demise. Though given the looks on their faces when they witnessed it, it seems unlikely that they'd want to talk about it. Played straight and justified with Claire who would logically be closest to her, with Zara being her PA, albeit by this point, Claire is probably more preoccupied with ensuring her nephews' safety than with giving last rites to a fallen friend.
- Gender Flip: She could be considered a female personification of the original Jurassic Park novel's Ed Regis. Though her depiction is somewhat in contrast to Regis, who was a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing Dirty Coward and abandoned the kids left to his care at the first sign of trouble, while the harried Zara is visibly annoyed at babysitting but ultimately seems much more concerned about Zach and Gray's safety. Sadly, she meets an even worse fate than Regis.
- It's worth noting that her demise bears some similarity to Henry Wu's in Jurassic Park due to her suddenly being attacked just as she tells someone else to get to safety.
- Kill the Cutie: She's quite good-looking, due to being played by Katie McGrath. She gets rather spectacularly killed off.
- Mauve Shirt: She gets a name and some semblance of a personality (not a lot though) before getting an insanely overblown death.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She had one job: Watching over Claire's nephews. But she's so neglectful to them that she never even tries to be friendly to them or at least act like a tour guide for them. It doesn't help that the boys are there to get distracted from their parents' divorce yet they're being neglected by two adult figures, who are supposed to accompany them, in one day, their own aunt and Zara herself. It's a little wonder that the boys just decide to ignore and leave her after they decide the adults around them are useless... which in turn cause them to go to dangerous side of the park, forcing Claire and Owen to search for them.
- Number Two: She's Claire's personal assistant.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: This is Katie McGrath we're talking about.
- Sacrificial Lion: She is killed just to show how formidable the Pteranodons are, and to remind us that Jurassic World has a Mosasaurus.
- Satellite Character: Much of her character revolves around being Claire's assistant and the boys' babysitter.
- Swallowed Whole: How she and her captor meet their end, at the jaws of the Mosasaurus.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: She goes through hell on her way to the afterlife. She's yanked high into the air, thrown around and fought over by a pair of Pteranodons, dropped from a tremendous height into a Mosasaurus exhibit, attacked and dunked repeatedly by a Pteranodon only for the Mosasaurus to snap them both up. What makes it worse? She's probably not dead right away either, so would have to linger in the mouth of the Mosasaur until she suffocated. Also, the Mosasaurus has another row of very sharp teeth inside its jaw that would rip her to shreds on the way down, even if she did manage to avoid suffocating. And, if she did manage to remain in the mouth without being swallowed, then the I. rex or all the water the Mosasaurus gulps in would shove her down and kill her, anyways.
Sam Neill: Boy, what did the English girl do wrong? She got eaten by like three dinosaurs at once. Was she on the phone too much? She did something really wrong.
- Even Sam Neill felt sorry for her!
- White Shirt of Death: She is wearing a white shirt throughout her entire appearance and suffers possibly the most prolonged death scene in the entire series.
A worker supervising the Indominus rex paddock.
- All There in the Manual: His full name, barely legible on his ID badge in the film, is more easily seen in some behind the scenes footage and an unreleased "in-character" interview. He's listed in the film credits as simply "Paddock Supervisor."
- Adaptational Heroism: Like Zara, he has a much larger and more active role in LEGO Jurassic World. He even manages to survive!
- Big Eater: Downplayed. He's seen eating a sandwich and munching Oreos while on duty in the Indominus rex control room, but, despite being overweight, the film doesn't draw much attention to his eating habits.
- Concealment Equals Cover: Parodied to some extent with him hiding (poorly) in front of a pickup. Let's just say that despite their ad campaign claiming they're "like a rock," Chevrolet trucks are no match for dinosaurs.
- Curse Cut Short: Right before he's snatched up, he starts to mouth "Oh, fu—!"
- Death By Genre Savvy: A great big fat guy who can barely move faster than a light jog, he seems well aware of just how screwed he is if he tries running, so he tries to be clever and open up an alternate escape route. Sadly, it just causes the disaster and gets him killed.
- Death by Pragmatism: He notices that Indominus rex is blocking the front gate of the paddock before Owen does, and so while Owen and another worker are running (unknowingly) towards danger, Nick smartly heads for the rear gate to input his security code to escape that way. Unfortunately, in saving himself, he opens up an avenue of escape for Indominus rex, who chases Owen out the open gate. Nick becomes her first post-escape victim.
- Hope Spot: He manages to get the door open and get out of the paddock to presumed safety and hide. He still gets killed.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Because he opens the door to get out, it's partially his fault that I. rex escapes.
- Oh, Crap!: When his pitiful hiding spot is uncovered and he realizes he's about to be eaten.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. The other worker in the scene is named Nick Kilgore.
- Red Shirt: When the Indominus rex escapes, she almost immediately finds Nick and eats him like a Gushers fruit snack
- Small Role, Big Impact: Nick's role in the film is fairly minor and is only seen for a few minutes. In the duration of his screen time he opens the gate to the paddock allowing Indominus rex to escape.
- Surveillance Station Slacker: He's surprisingly inattentive despite managing arguably the most dangerous dinosaur in all of Jurassic World. In fact, he's the only one on duty in the control room both times Claire brings someone to the paddock, and the second time he isn't even monitoring the computer screens. It takes Owen asking why he doesn't see Indominus rex for him to finally start paying attention.
- Tears of Fear: As he hides in front of the truck, he sobs, hoping I. rex won't find him.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Had he not opened the paddock gate, the I. rex wouldnt have escaped.
Jurassic World Visitors
Zach & Gray Mitchell
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.
- 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 a 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.
- 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 Not So Different than 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Adorkable: Gray is a quirky, energetic kid who loves dinosaurs.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Gray is highly intelligent, very quiet, and obsessed with numbers and facts (able to spout out the exact make, model, and paint identity of a Jeep on sight). According to his actor, Gray was originally written as autistic. Although the mention in the final film was dropped, his portrayal doesn't seem to divert much from it.
- 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.
Hal Osterly, Jim Drucker & Erica Brand
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.
Karen & Scott Mitchell
Zach and Gray's parents. Karen is Claire's sister. They send the boys to Jurassic World alone, hoping Karen's sister will look after them.
- Adult Fear: When they learn that their sons are stuck on an island with a rampaging monster.
- Babies Make Everything Better: Karen believes taking care of her nephews will help Claire get some training in for when she has children, and insists "Not if, when!" when Claire points out she doesn't want kids.
- Deadpan Snarker: Karen teasingly tells her sons to "run" if anything chases them. Scott also jokes to Zach that he's "not leaving for war" when his girlfriend gives him a prolonged farewell. Both comments become Harsher in Hindsight in-universe, seeing as both Zach and Gray not only get chased but are almost killed several times in the film.
- Parents as People: A Spielberg trademark, coupled with Parental Neglect. They send their sons on a vacation alone, and, for some reason, expect Karen's Workaholic sister to look after them? Many people would consider it perfectly acceptable to send two children (one of whom is in his teens) on a trip to spend with their aunt, although it's a bit much to expect said aunt to immediately drop everything and spend time with them, with very little notice. Possibly justified in that they have been hiding the fact that they are getting divorced from their children and may need some time to arrange things such as custody. They probably also want their children to enjoy themselves and don't want to come with them in case they have a fight or reveal the divorce.
- Satellite Character: They don't really get much characterization aside from the fact that they're divorcing soon and say some obviously Foreshadowing words. Karen even breaks down crying when talking with Claire on the phone while telling her to be a better aunt to the kids today rather than tomorrow, suggesting that she has a bad feeling that something is going to happen to her kids. And not just because of their impeding divorce.
- Dumb Blonde: She comes off as one.
- Flat Character: She's Zach's girlfriend, and that's all there is to her, unfortunately.
- No Name Given: She's only credited as "Zach's Girlfriend" and the Junior Novelization doesn't identify her by name.
- Satellite Love Interest: Not much is known about her aside from being Zach's girlfriend.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: Almost seems to be trying to invoke this trope with Zach. As the boys leave for the park, she snuggles Zach and tells him to "take plenty of pictures so [she] remembers what he looks like" and sends him an email that consists of a picture of her holding a sign that says "miss you". Ultimately subverted, though, since Zach doesn't seem nearly as interested as she is, and spends the early part of the movie openly ogling other girls.
The Raptor Pack
The Velociraptor Pack
The species of intelligent pack hunters which brought so much bloodshed upon people in years past. This time around, they've been cordoned off from the tourist-accessible park itself while Owen analyzes their behavior. Owen has given them names: Blue, Charlie, Delta, and Echo. Blue is the pack leader and the oldest, Charlie is the youngest and most unpredictable, Delta has more avian DNA than the rest of her pack, and Echo has scars from challenging Blue for dominance when they were younger.
- Action Girl: Confirmed in the LEGO Jurassic World site, which indicates that there isn't amphibian DNA in the mix. Each raptor has DNA from different reptiles and birds, effectively removing any genes that allowed the original pack to change their sexes in a single-sex environment.
- Aerith and Bob: After a fashion. Charlie, Delta, and Echo are NATO alphabet codes, Blue isn't. Though Owen clarifies that she's the Beta.
- Alphabetical Theme Naming: Their names' initials follow alphabetical order: Blue, Charlie, Delta, Echo. Where's Alpha, you ask? Owen IS the Alpha.
- Amazon Brigade: Given that they're a pack of female raptors, saying that they're capable of kicking ass is a bit of an understatement. They can and WILL engage any opponents, regardless of their weapons or size.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: Delta and Echo battle the Indominus alongside Owen. When they're killed, Blue fights the hybrid alongside Rexy!
- Berserk Button: Hurting any of their pack members, raptor and human alike, will result in them trying to rip you apart. Right, InGen mercs and Indominus?
- Color-Coded Characters: The individual raptors have different color patterns as a result of their hybridizations. Blue is blue with patterns from an Black-throated African Monitor Lizard, Charlie is brown (like the raptors in the original movie) with striped patterns from an Iguana, Delta is green, and Echo is sandy yellow.
- Domesticated Dinosaurs: Downplayed. While they're still not exactly safe for the average untrained person to be around, Owen's work with them means that they no longer go into Super-Persistent Predator mode around all humans. Hoskins thinks this means they will obey orders and can be controlled. Owen desperately tries to stress to him that even he can't "control" the raptors and it took years raising them from birth just to be able to get them to pause and stand back instead of attacking him — most of the time. Like an angry zoo lion, they still try to take swipes at him if they're frustrated. They "respect" him as their Alpha, but he continues to respect that they could easily rip out his throat if he's not careful around them; even actual Alphas in nature have to watch their backs lest some challenger for dominance gets the best of them. When Hoskins starts ranting about raptors being trained to replace targeted drone strikes, Owen shoots him a look as if he is insane. Further played with halfway through the film when they start attacking Hoskins and his team, but Owen is nowhere in sight for much of this scene. And immediately afterwards, Delta and Echo attack the van containing Claire and her nephews. Blue also traps and attacks Barry, who is the only human besides Owen that she and the others halfway trust, and has to be distracted by Owen calling to her and revving his motorcycle. To her credit,though, she actually pauses her attack when Barry himself calls her name.
- The Dreaded: They are still feared enough to be left off the list of tourist attractions in Jurassic World. In Fallen Kingdom, Claire outright tells Lockwood that they'll never be able to capture Blue.
- Owen, however, seems to be the exception as they like him.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: None of them can stand Hoskins, especially Delta. Part of this could be due to Owen's obvious dislike of the man himself, but considering Hoskins' blatant disregard of their autonomy and well-being, it's likely that the sisters just plain despise him for his past and present behavior towards them.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Blue? Charlie? Such cute names... for creatures that can tear anybody in half.
- Foil: To both the Indominus rex and the original raptors. While the former dinosaurs are Ax-Crazy psychopaths who kill for sport and have no social skills, Blue and her sisters are well socialized, incredibly loyal, and don't appear to relish killing any more than would be expected of their particular species. They were also raised by Owen, who is caring and completely devoted to their well-being, while the Indominus and Jurassic Park raptors were raised in complete isolation and poorly treated by their supposed caretakers.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: When introduced, they appear tamed, but Owen's hold on them is tenuous at best. When the pack confronts the I. rex for the first time, they decide that she's a better alpha than Owen, making them go on a rampage against the personnel. Finally, when they corner Owen, Claire, and the kids, Owen manages to play on the bond he has formed with them, and the Velociraptors ultimately fight against the Indominus rex.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Their Aggression Index is "Very High". Multiple instances show Owen's the only thing they listen to, and without his input they will attack people at once.
- Has Two Mommies: The only person other than Owen (who is their Alpha) they are comfortable with is Barry, in a way, making him their second dad.
- Imprinting: Presumably the reason they trust Owen. He's the only person they won't attack or kill, and they even turn against the I. rex to protect him.
- It Can Think: Owen makes it abundantly clear that the sisters are hyper-intelligent and will find ways to manipulate a situation to their own advantage. They work incredibly well as a Sibling Team, follow numerous commands when prompted, coordinate surprise attacks on their enemies, and appear to understand that Owen is a devoted caretaker and alpha who won't hurt them. All the while, Hoskins continues to believe that they're little more than dumb animals who can be trained by anyone, even though Owen is clearly the only person they give two craps about.
- Raptor Attack: Accept no substitutes.
- Redemption Equals Death: After Owen manages to reestablish his bond with the raptors, Echo and Delta die while fighting Indominus rex and not much earlier, Charlie dies due to her hesitance to attack Owen.
- Reformed, but Not Tamed: Owen makes it clear that despite success in training them, they're still hostile, aggressive, and liable to turn on their handlers. This is shown early in the film, when Owen is able to distract them from attacking Leon, but they try circling around him and as soon as he turns his back to run for the gate they try to eat him. Sure enough, this is exactly what happens, due to the I. rex being part-raptor, but Owen is able to bring the raptors back on to his side eventually.
- Sibling Team: It's noted in the earlier films that Velociraptors are pack animals, so Owen raises the four sisters together and trains them to healthily function as an effective and loyal pack. This is in stark contrast to the I. rex, who was raised in complete isolation and ate her own sibling.
- Signature Roar: Just like their earlier counterparts, the raptors still have their signature vocalizations of high-pitched shrieks and barking caws. And since they're far more expressive in this film, certain sounds can even be used to gauge the sisters' emotions, such as their extremely loud shrieks around Hoskins' team, Blue's and Charlie's quiet chitters to Owen when they acknowledge him as their alpha, and the infuriated barks of Blue during her Big Damn Heroes charge against the I. rex.
- Stock Dinosaurs: Velociraptor became stock almost entirely because of the Jurassic Park franchise.
- Theme Naming: The raptors have military-esque names (which makes sense considering Owen's military background), though "Blue" is the Odd Name Out.
- Undying Loyalty: Despite the I. rex standing right behind them, all it takes is some close contact with Owen for Delta, Echo, and Blue to turn against the Indominus and fight to the death to protect him. Charlie also hesitates and appears to reconsider their betrayal as soon as she sees Owen in the firefight. It gets her killed.
Appearances: Jurassic World | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The oldest of Owen's raptors and the pack beta. She is blue-grey in color and has a distinctive blue stripe running down her sides.
- All Animals Are Domesticated: Played with, particularly in Fallen Kingdom. Blue is a trained animal that is still extremely dangerous, requiring caution when Owen interacts with her. However, she also demonstrates the traits theorized to be vital to early domestication of a species. Unlike the other Raptors, Blue demonstrated the ability to empathize with Owen and expressed curiosity towards humans as opposed to fear/hostility. As such, Wu believes she is necessary to begin teaching and breeding these characteristics into future animals.
- Anti-Hero: Well, she is a Velociraptor. However, unlike the psychotic ones from the first film, Blue's loyalty to Owen ultimately results in her and her sisters going up against the I. rex in what can only be considered a suicide charge. Blue easily could have sided with the much larger and deadlier alpha, but instead chose to fight for and protect her Parental Substitute and therefore, the rest of the island. In Fallen Kingdom, she's an unambiguous hero, generally only showing aggression towards active threats and at no point attempting to harm any of the main cast.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Blue earned her position as beta by being the toughest and smartest of her sisters. When Echo challenged her for the title, Blue defeated the younger raptor in a physical fight and left a jagged scar across her snout.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Rexy.
- Big Damn Heroes: Blue, when Rexy nearly has her neck snapped by the I. rex.
- In Fallen Kingdom, Blue saves Zia and Franklin from Wu's bodyguards and protects Owen and Maisie when they are cornered by the Indoraptor.
- Blue Is Heroic: Zig-zagged. Blue has a blue color scheme, but isn't exactly heroic. However, that's because of her and her sisters' natural predatory instincts, not out of pure evilness. Blue and her sisters turn on the humans, but don't try to hurt Owen. And when confronted with the I. rex, she and her sisters fight it off to protect Owen. Played pretty straight in Fallen Kingdom, if only to contrast the dark-colored and very obviously villainous Indoraptor.
- But Now I Must Go: Blue at the end, sent off with little more than a nod from Owen.
- Combat and Support: In her team-up with Rexy to bring down I. rex, Blue acts as the Support by distracting I. rex, allowing Rexy to avoid its attacks and land good hits on it.
- David vs. Goliath: She fought the larger I. rex and Indoraptor and survives both battles. While she couldn't do much against the former other than distracting it, she is capable of overpowering the latter.
- Determinator: You may be able to knock Blue down but if you're threatening her sisters or Owen, she will come back every time.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: When the I. rex directs her to attack Owen and the other humans, she turns and roars back at it in defiance. This gets her propelled into a wall in response, but at least we know whose side she's on.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: She not only fights the Indoraptor, which is 2-3 times her size, dino-a-dino, but she somehow manages to send it flying through a window. Not much later, she delivers the final blow that sends the Indoraptor plunging to its death.
- Disney Death: When she turns on the I. rex, the monstrosity responds by clawing her and sending her flying into a concrete pillar. As she slumps to the floor, she isn't moving, leading a lot of audience to think she'd been killed. This is not the case, thankfully.
- Enemy Mine: Blue teams up with Rexy to stop the I. rex.
- Hollywood Healing: In Fallen Kingdom, Blue is shot and the wound is severe enough to almost cause her death by exsanguination. One blood transfusion and a few hours later and she is in perfect shape to jump at mercenaries armed with stun prods, outrun an explosion , fight a super hybrid evenly and throw said genetic abomination out of a window.
- Loyal Animal Companion: Bar her little wobble with the Indominus, Blue is very loyal to Owen. As a hatchling, she showed degrees of empathy beyond the rest of the raptor squad and as an adult she's more than willing to hurl herself face first into danger for him. Wu suggests that this was an unexpected result of her particular genetic make up and not something he can easily replicate. Hence, the desire to capture her and either have her act as a surrogate mother to the next phase of Indoraptor development or use her DNA to develop her more amenable traits in the hybrids.
- The Leader: Her position as pack beta designates her as this whenever Owen isn't around. Blue fits all four flavors of the trope, being headstrong, level-headed, charismatic, and quite the mastermind.
- Last of His Kind: By the time of Fallen Kingdom, Blue is apparently the last living Velociraptor.
- Made of Iron: Knocking Blue down isn't too difficult. Getting her to stay down is the problem. In the span of an hour, Blue nearly gets run over by an SUV, violently thrown into a concrete wall, and then again into several storefronts during the final showdown between the I. rex and Rexy. This does not stop her from charging right back into the fray and clawing at the I. rex's eyes, though. During her fight with the Indoraptor, she is clawed, bitten, and repeatedly flung across Maisie's room by an animal three times her size. She not only comes back for more, she manages to throw it out a window!
- Meaningful Name: She has blue pattern on her skin, appropriately.
- Odd Name Out: She's the only one not to be named from the NATO phonetic alphabet (her sisters are Charlie, Delta, and Echo). Instead she's named for the blue stripe down her body, but it still fits with the Alphabetical Theme Naming. Fallen Kingdom hints that this might be due to Owen forming a closer bond with her as a chick than the others.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Only in comparison to other dinosaurs, though. She is dwarfed by both Rexy and the Indominus, yet plays a vital role assisting the former against the hybrid during the climax. Then, in the sequel, it turns out she has managed to survive in Isla Nublar for years despite losing her pack, and later on goes toe to toe against a dinosaur three times her size and wins, by throwing it out of a window!
- Revenge Before Reason: Just like The Big One, Blue becomes enraged when her pack members are harmed or killed. Whereas any thing with common sense, be it animal or human, would flee in terror from the I. rex, Blue instead charges straight at her. Unlike The Big One, this pays off pretty well for her.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: As a baby, Blue chirping and nuzzling Owen's hand while purring is adorable.
- Sole Survivor: Of the Raptor Pack. Charlie dies to a security member and Delta and Echo are killed by the I. rex.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Baby Blue was friendly, empathetic, and curious. As an adult, she's not only the largest but the most aggressive of the raptor squad, although still well socialized and responsive to Owen as well as very loyal to those who earn her trust.
One of the middle raptors in Owen's pack. She is solid green in color and has small patches of blue around her eyes.
- Animal Nemesis: To Hoskins. He seems to have no clue how much Delta hates him and continually antagonizes her throughout the film.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Echo and Owen, who she fights alongside with in their battle against the Indominus.
- The Brute: Delta is arguably the most "traditionally" velociraptor-like of the pack, being especially snarling around Hoskins and actually attacking her "father" when still quite young.
- Enfant Terrible: When Delta was a baby, she would respond to Owen's Crocodile Tears by immediately attacking him. This in contrast with Blue, who attempted to comfort her adoptive father.
- Funny Background Event: When Owen and Hoskins are talking on the catwalks, Delta can be seen watching them with a disturbing level of attention from inside the enclosure. No one seems to notice her over-eager behavior, or they just don't care because of their mutual dislike for Hoskins. Either way, it's an early moment of Foreshadowing that also showcases Delta's hatred of her alpha's rival.
- The Lancer: Maybe. She's the assumed second-in-command to Blue going off age and that Blue seems to interact with her most.
- It's Personal: Delta really has it in for Hoskins. She violently rattles her cage and snarls whenever he's nearby and then personally tracks down and slaughters him in the Creation Lab. It makes one wonder if they had other unpleasant encounters in the past.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: After Hoskins is revealed to have been behind the entire conflict and spent the entire film treating the raptors like expendable tools, Delta disemboweling him doesn't cost her or them much sympathy.
- Kids Are Cruel: In comparison to Blue at least. Where as her sister reacted to signs of weakness in Owen by making comforting gestures, Delta took it as an opportunity and attacked.
- Kill It with Fire: Delta gets flung into a gas grill by I. rex and is roasted alive.
- Sacrificial Lion: Delta is killed fighting the I. rex. She has the misfortune of being thrown through a window and onto a gas grill, which combusts around her.
One of the middle raptors in Owen's pack. She is sandy-yellow in color and has a jagged scar across her snout.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: Delta and Echo fight Indominus alongside Owen for a brief while before they're killed.
- In-Series Nickname: Due to Echo's permanent sneer from the scar on her snout, some of the handlers have nicknamed her "Elvis".
- Redemption Equals Death: Echo dies fighting the I. rex alongside Delta, getting caught in its monstrous jaws.
- The Rival: She was this to Blue when they were younger and jostling for control of the beta position. It appears to have simmered down as they've aged and established a healthy, functional pack.
- Scars Are Forever: In her juvenile years, Echo fought with Blue for control of the pack and now has a prominent scar along her muzzle to show for it.
The youngest of Owen's raptors. She is dark green in color and has dark brown stripes running down her whole body.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Charlie is constantly whacking her sisters with her tail.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Her quirks (and Owen's first words to her) can downplay the fact that she's still a very deadly Velociraptor.
- Big Sister Worship: The LEGO game reveals that Charlie, the youngest of the pack, will often follow whatever Blue does because she admires her eldest sister. Charlie even apparently offers up some of her meals to feed Blue. Awww.
- Heel Face Doorslam: Just when she looks like she's rejoining Owen, she gets blown up by a rocket launcher.
- Ludicrous Gibs: Charlie has the misfortune of being blown up after seeing Owen and recognizing him. Poor girl doesn't even have a chance to get away from the rocket launcher that's directed at her.
- Quizzical Tilt: Upon seeing Owen after the raptor pack pulls a FaceHeel Turn and she hesitates to attack him. Then she gets blown up.
- Redemption Equals Death: Charlie encounters Owen during the slaughter of the InGen mercenaries and hesitates to attack him. Unfortunately, her hesitation allows someone off-screen to target her with a rocket and kill her.
- Sacrificial Lion: Charlie is blown up by an InGen security member's rocket attack.
- Trailers Always Lie: There's some promotional material showing Charlie having avian eyes with rounded pupils, much like the raptors from Jurassic Park III. In the actual film, however, she has the conventional slit pupils.
The hybrid dinosaur that was created to be the new mascot of the park. Naturally, everything that could go wrong does go wrong and she becomes the main antagonist that terrorizes the park.
- Ambiguously Human: While it's never outright stated by Word of God or the movie itself, the fact that the I. rex has thumbs and demonstrates the ability to do deductive reasoning heavily implies that she has some human DNA.
- Artistic License Biology: Being a genetically engineered creature that natural evolution had nothing to do with, there's bound to be issues in this area. Her large arms, however, are problematic. Such large and powerful arms would require a robust shoulder structure to both support them and allow them to exert their full strength. Her overall body shape, however, is based on the T. rex and resembles it closely, with a massive head containing powerful jaws that is smoothly streamlined down the torso to the tail, so there's no clear indication of strong shoulders. T. rex have almost ridiculously small (but strong) arms, and one of the theories for this is that large and powerful arms combined with the massive head would have shifted the center of gravity forward, making the animal too top-heavy to walk (this can be seen in almost all large carnivorous dinosaurs, and the inverse can also be seen in two-legged herbivorous dinosaurs like the therizinosaurs and ornithomimosaurs, which have long arms and tiny heads). The Indominus is often seen crouching on all fours with its long arms perhaps as a consequence (real theropods were not able to support their weight on their arms, which is why there aren't any four-legged species).
- Ax-Crazy: All other dinosaurs kill for food and self-defense, this one is a depraved Sadist that kills For the Evulz.
- Big-Bad Ensemble: Acts as the main dinosaur antagonist. What sets her apart from the previous dinosaur villains is a mix of her intelligence and depravity; not only does she kill for pleasure and sport, but she's smart enough to cause the breakout of Jurassic World.
- Broken Ace: One of the greatest and most fearsome predators in Jurassic World... and also an unstable sociopath.
- Cain and Abel: She had a sibling, whom she killed and ate.
- Chameleon Camouflage: Her cuttlefish DNA grants her this ability, similar to the Carnotaurus in the novels, which she also has a bit of DNA from. However, she does not use this ability very much and due to her neglectful upbringing, may not know she has it or that she's using it.
- Create Your Own Villain: About as literal an example as you could find. The scientists at Jurassic World created her, and the frankly appalling conditions she was in certainly shaped her into the monster she is. Granted, a genetically engineered dinosaur is a bad idea right of the gate, but intentionally designing her to be aggressive, smart, and scary, and making her completely isolated from other living things? If they had gone for a nice herbivore, or even found a way for her to be able to be around other dinosaurs or a trainer, it probably wouldn't have been as bad.
- Dark Action Girl: She is a fierce and cruel dinosaur, and was bred to be female like most of the other animals in the park.
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: She certainly looks dragon-like, although Colin Trevorrow stated they were trying to not make her look like a dragon, something that was very difficult. This may have been invoked for obvious reasons.
- The Dreaded: She was specifically created to be this to boost ticket sales for Jurassic World. It worked. Way too well. To the point that even the other animals in the Park are terrified of her. She manages to scare the highly territorial Pteranodons out of the Aviary and invokes an "Oh, Crap!" face in an Ankylosaurus.
- Enfant Terrible: The film opens with her and her sibling hatching. Some time after that she ate her sister.
- Evil Albino: Has a white body with red eyes.
- Evil Laugh: Some of her growls actually manage to sound like sinister chuckles. Granted, this may not have been intentional.
- Feathered Fiend: If we're to assume that the quills on her head and arms are meant to be feathers. It may come from the fact that she's part raptor.
- For the Evulz: The I. rex kills simply for sport.
- Frankenstein's Monster: The dinosaur equivalent.
- Freudian Excuse: It's repeatedly mentioned that the various circumstances since her creation (confinement in a much too small paddock, no one to imprint to upon birth, lack of interaction with anything but the crane that brings her food) have led her into becoming an unstable, ultra-violent sociopath.
- Genius Bruiser: She's big, and she's smart.
- Giant Equals Invincible: An absolute juggernaut that is completely unaffected by machine gun fire, rockets, rifle bullets, tranqs, and shotguns throughout the movie. Even multiple fights with other huge dinosaurs and getting a metal pole speared into her barely even slow her down, so it would be fitting that she would ultimately be taken down by the one predator on the island bigger than her.
- Go Mad from the Isolation:
- Her lonely upbringing likely contributed to her psychosis. She is shown to be capable of communication with the Velociraptors, implying that she perhaps needed to communicate, but as Owen notes, the only positive relationship she has at all is with the crane that delivers her food.
- This is also a bit of a Mythology Gag toward The Lost World book: the raptors on Isla Sorna grew up without any parental figures to raise and teach them properly, and thus turned into vicious, feral predators that attack their own kin and murder for sport. They thus act exactly like I. rex does.
- Gone Horribly Right: Claire and Dr. Wu wanted a dinosaur that was bigger, badder, and more intelligent than the T. rex or the raptors. Well, they got her... Hoskins wanted a deadly Living Weapon. He got that, too...
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Her Aggression Index is "Very High."
- Horrifying the Horror: Even the highly aggressive Pteranodons are scared of her.
- Humanlike Hand Anatomy: She has large, strong hands with three fingers and opposable thumbs. It's heavily implied (though not outright confirmed) that this is because of human DNA in its genome.
- Immune to Bullets: During her attack against the ACU team, one trooper shoots her multiple times with a shotgun to no effect. Later, during the night-time ambush, she takes several full mags of combined assault rifle fire and seems completely unphased (in fact the sparks flying off her and lack of blood seem to suggest the bullets are at least partially deflecting off her osteoderms). It takes Owen's big game brush rifle to visibly punch holes in her, and she doesn't seem hindered in any way by the shots.
- Innate Night Vision: Has infrared vision, courtesy of snake genes in her genome. Coupled with her camouflage and ability to change her body temperature, this means she is completely undetectable to humans in environments like the Jurassic World jungle, yet she can easily track her prey.
- It Can Think:
- The most dangerous feature of the I. rex isn't any of her mix and match body parts, but that they intentionally made her hyper-intelligent, even more than the raptors are naturally. The raptors have problem-solving intelligence — the I. rex seems to be outright capable of deductive reasoning, observing that 1) the humans inserted something under her flesh (an RFID chip), 2) the humans seem to be able to track her even when they can't see her, and therefore rationally concluding that 3) the thing they inserted must be how they're tracking her, so she claws out the chip.
- She orchestrates her own escape; using decoy tactics and the understanding that monitoring devices in her enclosure can be fooled by shifting her thermal profile.
- Because she has been shown capable of planning traps, hunting for sport and convincing other dinosaurs that she is their alpha, she's shown as far more humanlike than any dinosaur in the franchise ... does this mean she can comprehend the very human concept of motivation? Owen certainly brings up the possibility. The scariest aspect is that the movie doesn't specify to us just ''HOW'' humanlike she is. At the very least, her opposable thumbs do imply some primate DNA...
- Her problem-solving ability is no slouch, either — when dealing with an Ankylosaurus, she first attempts to bite it in half and she widens her jaw around it, which fails, but she immediately flips it over once she realizes it has a soft underside after getting some purchase with her claws.
- Just Desserts: The mosasaur drags her to a watery grave in the film's climax.
- Karmic Death: Seeks to be the strongest predator on the island, only for an even stronger predator to drag her to her doom.
- Knight of Cerebus: In comparison to previous dinosaur antagonists, this one is the most threatening, homicidal, intelligent, depraved, and frightening. She also manages to kill the Hammond expy Simon Masrani, who only wants to delight the visitors, much like Hammond, and dies trying to stop this dino from going on a rampage, which shows how much a dangerous threat she is: not even the park owner can stop her.
- Leitmotif: Indominus is the first dinosaur in the franchise to have a theme only for her, a series of foreboding notes. It gets a notable reprise in Fallen Kingdom when the sub finds her skeleton at the bottom of the Mosasaurus lagoon.
- Light Is Not Good: Her natural color is white when not activating her camouflage.
- Living Weapon: Hoskins had her made to be this and then fight the raptors to give him a good opportunity to sell one of the two for military use.
- Mascot: This creature was made for the express purpose of usurping this role from Tyrannosaurus to stave off waning public interest in the park. On a meta level, the I. rex's physical profile and almost skeletal, ghastly appearance is almost a one-to-one for the famed T. rex skeleton in the series' logo.
- Made of Iron: She shrugs off tranq darts, nets, cattle prods, and automatic weapons-fire like they're nothing. She charges and kills an ACU guard emptying a combat shotgun into her without even breaking her stride. Shooting her just makes her more mad. Only ANTI-TANK weapons can even stun her: minigun bullets force her to retreat into an enclosure, and a rocket launcher only succeeds in knocking her down and frightening her off. She even takes a direct hit to the face from an Ankylosaurus tail (hypothesized by paleontologists to be capable of breaking a T. rex's leg) without any noticeable damage. It takes the combined might of the T. rex, the last Velociraptor, and the Mosasaurus to finally bring her down.
- Meaningful Name: "Indominus" means "fierce" or "untamable". The former because she was designed to be the ultimate dinosaur, the latter because she can't be controlled.
- Mighty Roar: Her official page states that the I. rex has a roar of 140 to 160 decibels.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: She has attributes and abilities from nearly every creature in her genetic composition. The "base genetic template" was a T. rex, but then they tweaked and spliced in elements from many different species:
- The T. rex template provides her overall body plan and an extremely strong bite force, although her own overall skull shape isn't quite as robust as a Tyrannosaurus's.
- Horns across her head and body are from Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops, and Giganotosaurus DNA. This gives her an almost demonic appearance and a very tough hide, ignoring wounds from other dinosaurs and shrugging off multiple shotgun blasts. This theropod blend also gives her a set of teeth that regrow quickly.
- Camouflage from cuttlefish DNA — the DNA was intended to speed up growth, meaning she's also much larger than a T. rex would be at her age. Her standard color is albino-white, but when in the forest it can shift to a very convincing brown-spackled-with-green pattern.
- Wide-opening jaws, swallowing ability, and infrared vision are apparently from snake DNA.
- Huge, somewhat conical teeth from Deinosuchus.
- The ability to shift her body temperature, from tropical frog DNA. This was meant to allow her to survive without a hitch in Isla Nubla's tropical climate, but it resulted in Indominus having the ability to hide from infrared sensors. The end result is that in a dark forest at night, you can't see the I. rex due to its camouflage and your heat sensors are useless — but she can see you with her own heat vision.
- Long clawed arms, quills, and a slimmer head profile from Velociraptor DNA. Also a source of her heightened intelligence over a T. rex. Being part-raptor means the raptor pack pauses instead of immediately attacking her, starts communicating with her (giving friendly raptor-like chirps), and accepts the huge I. rex as its new Alpha.
- The main source of her large arms with huge claws is actually stated to be Therizinosaurus.
- Since it demonstrates deductive reasoning skills, something almost completely unheard of in the animal kingdom, as well as sociopathic and psychotic behavior, there's also a strong possibility that there may be a bit of human DNA in there as well...
- Opposable thumbs from an unknown source.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: The I. rex has lots and lots of sharp, irregular teeth, similar to the dinosaurs from King Kong (2005). Just take a look at this◊.
- No-Sell: Minigun rounds? No big deal. An Ankylosaurus' tail club? 'Tis but a scratch! Velociraptor attacks? Like the bite of a flea! The Indominus only really has a hard time when she comes face-to-face with the veteran Tyrannosaurus, Roberta.
- Non-Malicious Monster: One of the only dinosaurs in which this is deliberately averted. It's made explicitly clear she doesn't kill for food or some other natural reason, only for the enjoyment of it and being created to be hyper aggressive.
- Oh, Crap!: She tends to inspire this reaction from anyone who crosses her path, but she herself gets one when the Mosasaurus drags her into the lagoon; look at her right after she's grabbed, she gets a look of utter fear on her face.
- Plot Tailored to the Party: Almost the entire movie consists of various attempts to neutralize her, and being countered by a revealed ability perfect for the situation. Justified as she was intentionally given a high intellect and several camouflage abilities as part of Hoskins' and Wu's scheme to create the perfect living weapon.
- Psycho Prototype: It turns out Hoskins knew perfectly well what he was doing when he ordered that the I. rex be made an aggressive predator with high intelligence (apart from the sheer hubris of believing he could control her); he wanted to sell her genetic template as a terror weapon, or possibly the Velociraptors if they brought her down.
- Rapid Aging: Dr. Wu's stated reason for giving her cuttlefish DNA.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has red irises.
- Rule of Cool: Deconstructed. She was designed to be the biggest, baddest, coolest dinosaur of all time. This led to her becoming a violent, uncontrollable, sadistic monster.
- Sadist: She doesn't strictly kill for pleasure, she hunts for it. This is most chillingly brought to light upon discovering she left one of her suffering victims still alive to expire in an excruciating slowness.
- Seldom-Seen Species: Downplayed, among her genetic makeup are several of these; Therizinosaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops, and cuttlefish are not animals you typically see in the media. However, none of these dinosaurs are ever mentioned in the movie, only on the website.
- She Is the King: Indominus rex translates to "Untamable King" or "Unbeatable King", but this "king" is female.
- Skull for a Head: Given her skin is typically white and her skull has recesses in the exact locations that the cavities on a Tyrannosaurus skull are located, it gives this impression.
- Slasher Smile: There are several incidences where the I. rex seems to be sadistically smiling at all of the death and chaos she's caused on the island, mainly because she has no lips and so her teeth are constantly exposed.
- Spikes of Villainy: Her neck and back are armored by pointy osteoderms inherited from her abelisaur genetic contributors — namely Carnotaurus and Rugops — that emphasize her menacing appearance and nature.
- Super Intelligence: Her intelligence isn't even human-like, it's above average human intelligence. Not only it can figure it is being tracked by RFID despite knowing nothing about the technology or the human's tracking ability, but it can set a trap with it, seemingly figures out how pteranodons will react to their birdhouse being destroyed and communicate with another species because it shares a part of her DNA.
- Super Prototype: The Indominus is the first fully developed true dinosaurian hybrid and is far stronger than her successor the Indoraptor, being largely unharmed by even heavy ordanance and capable of overpowering Rexy, whereas the Indoraptor was hurled out of a window by Blue.
- Tragic Monster: Given that she was deliberately engineered to be as aggressive and vicious as possible, and raised in total isolation. Owen theorizes that her actions are driven by the fact that she has no idea how to interact with her environment; therefore, she sees any living creature as a threat.
- Trope Co. Trope of the Week: Claire gets investors to back the I. rex reveal, leading to "Verizon Wireless Presents the Indominus rex". Lowery is not amused.
- Unskilled, but Strong: An engineered apex predator who has brawn and brain, but she has trouble remembering all her perks. It takes a moment before she figures out she can pin Rexy with her arms. since being born in captivity with no sibling aside the one she killed, she does not have that much wild instincts.
- Played straight with the encounter with the T. rex. While the I. rex is tough and formidable, the T. rex is plainly battle scarred and has fighting experience. The encounter with the T. rex is the first time the I. rex has encountered an opponent who isn't afraid, knows how to fight and fights back, and is approximately the same size as she is. The T. rex also has the advantage of not going up against the I. rex alone.
- Villainous Breakdown: When the raptors return to Owen's side, Indominus reacts quite violently. It only gets worse as she fights them while being shot at by Owen, faces off against Rexy, and is distracted and attacked by Blue. That last one causes Indominus to give a body-shaking bellow of pure rage and madness just before she gets beaten up by Rexy and Blue and then dragged underwater by Mosasaurus.
- Villainous Legacy: Her death at the jaws of the ''Mosasaurus'' is confirmed in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, where her skeleton is discovered at the bottom of the Mosasaurus enclosure by a submersible. The bioweapon program that created her, however, deemed her enough of a success to move on to the next stage: the Indoraptor.
- Volumetric Mouth: Played for horror. She can open her mouth extremely wide, possibly as a result of her snake DNA. Check THIS out!◊.
- What Did You Expect When You Named It ____?: Par for the course - naming it after a word meaning "untamable" means all attempts at controlling it will backfire. Owen is close to rolling his eyes when Claire reveals the name.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Being raised in isolation with no other creatures to bond with causes her to see the world outside her paddock as one big hunting ground. The exceptions are the raptors and ultimately, even they aren't safe from her wrath.
One of the planned hybrid attractions, a cross between Triceratops and Stegosaurus.
- Advertised Extra: While prominently featured in the toy line and video-game adaptations, its role in the film was reduced to a Freeze-Frame Bonus in Wu's laboratory.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: Has a Stegosaurus' thagomizer.
- Beware the Nice Ones: This thing has the tail of a Stegosaurus and the horns of a Triceratops. If this thing is made, imagine what would happen if you pissed it off?
- The Cameo: While it was originally going to appear alongside the "Diabolus rex", it was cut early in the script's development and only appears in a single, brief scene in Wu's lab, as one of the planned future hybrid dinosaurs.
- Horn Attack: Has a Triceratops horns.
- Informed Species: Despite being part-Triceratops according to sources, its skull and horns actually resemble those of Natsutoceratops.
- Mix-and-Match Critter: It has the head and body of a Triceratops and the dorsal plates and tail of a Stegosaurus, and additionally has beetle and gulper eel DNA.
A sea lizard (a true lizard since she's related to Komodo dragons, but she's not a dinosaur) in the lagoon that eats sharks. Officially the bigger fish to everything on the island.note
- Accidental Hero: When you get right down to it, she doesn't know the I. rex is the villain, she was just hungry after not being fed since lunchtime.
- Accidental Murder: "Murder" might be too strong a word (she is an animal without a concept of good or evil, after all) but her devouring Zara could be seen as this, as she was clearly aiming for the Pteranodon.
- All-Powerful Bystander: Is the biggest and strongest creature in the park, even more so than the Indominus. However, given her Crippling Overspecialization and Non-Malicious Monster statuses (see below), she mostly just keeps to herself until the Indominus eventually gets too close to her lagoon during the Final Battle.
- Always a Bigger Fish: As part of the feeding show: In an aquatic exhibit surrounding a lagoon, a deceased Great White Shark hangs from a revolving rail towards the lagoon. She's an impressive size, which all but extenuates the enormity of the Mosasaurus, whom promptly lunges out of the water and eats the whole shark in two bites (whatever was left fell from the rail into the water). Later becomes this to a Pteranodon. Then she receives one very large midnight snack when the I. rex, who is pushed close to the lagoon's edge by Blue and the T. rex during the climactic battle, comes within munching reach.
- Animal Jingoism: Surprise surprise, she likes the taste of pterosaur meat.
- Animals Not to Scale:
- Subverted in the first Jurassic World. It was initially feared by viewers that the Mosasaurus in the film would be oversized based on her appearance in the trailer (estimated, based on the relative size of everything around her, to have been blue whale sized or even more), but it turns out this was actually due to forced perspective. The Mosasaurus' true size is the more reasonable estimate of sixty feet (only about a foot longer than the estimated length of the real animal).
- Played straight in the sequel, where she seems to have ballooned up to around eight times her original size. For reference, a roughly 60-foot-long helicopter is the same size as her head, meaning her whole body must be over 200 feet long!
- Big Damn Heroes: Lands the finishing blow on the Indominus rex at the end of the final battle.
- The Cameo: During the end credits for Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock, she's seen snatching a breaching great white shark out of the air, presumably off of the coast of South Africa.
- Canon Immigrant: Mosasaurus has been featured in numerous video games based on the franchise. Though the last time Isla Nublar had a mosasaur it was a Tylosaurus.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She ends up delivering the fatal blow to the I. rex.
- Crippling Overspecialization: She's a powerful creature, the largest carnivore in the park, but she's also confined to her lagoon, and as far as she can jump out of the water.
- Dynamic Entry: The only kind of entry she can make.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Has a high Aggression Index. Unlike the other animals with such indexes, however, the film does little to demonstrate this.
- Kaiju: Had a growth spurt between World and Fallen Kingdom, placing her squarely in this category.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: She even has teeth on her palate!
- Never Smile at a Crocodile: Although a giant sea lizard, she has crocodile-like jaws and several rows of spines on her back that her real life equivalent probably didn't have.
- Non-Malicious Monster: She more or less acted the way any large aquatic predator in a tank would if something foreign fell in or was hanging over said tank. Though her aggression is labelled as being "high", she is not considered to be a threat to the tourists.
- Sea Monster:
- She's a 60-foot-long monster that eats great white sharks for lunch. Subverted, though, as she seems relatively tame (or at least enough to be trusted with a stadium full of people) and her handler is perfectly capable of standing on a platform above her tank without worrying about being eaten. Indeed, she only causes one known human casualty, and only by accident. As well as this, it is shown that she can reach the humans on the bank, as she does it for the I. rex. It seems that, as long as she's regularly fed, she has no interest in munching the humans, who are much smaller than a shark and probably wouldn't fill her up.
- Played straight in Fallen Kingdom, with the now escaped Mosasaurus actively hunting surfers off the coastline.
- Shown Their Work: She has the beginnings of a fluke on her tail and an extra set of teeth on her palate.
- Stealthy Colossus: In the opening scene of Fallen Kingdom, she manages to creep up on the small submarine and close her jaws on it without the men inside noticing her.
- Stock Dinosaurs: Though not a true dinosaur, Mosasaurus is a fairly well-known animal. The thing is, they're rarely depicted in non-documentary material, so this film might change that...
- Stock Sound Effect: Her vocalizations have noticeable whale songs in them, to emphasize the fact that she's a marine animal and thus distinguish her from the land-dwelling animals.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Great white sharks seem to be her favorite snack.
- Your Size May Vary: While slightly over-sized in Jurassic World, in Fallen Kingdom she's suddenly gargantuan for no discernible reason.
One of Jurassic World's attractions, visible via the Gyrosphere Safari and the Cretaceous River Cruise. It is a long necked herbivorous dinosaur.
- Adaptational Wimp: Big time. In reality Apatosaurus was a very robust, muscular animal that was well equipped to defend itself against predators with sheer size, large thumb claws, thick neck, and a tail that could shatter bones. Here it's a Sacrificial Lamb that get slaughtered in mass by the Indominus. To add insult to injury, it's scrawnier than the real animal.
- Artistic License Paleontology: Despite the website stating Apatosaurus cannot chew, it is seen doing so in the movie like the Brachiosaurus from the previous films. Also, its skin is leathery as opposed to pebbled and the thinner neck is more akin to Diplodocus. And while this is still debatable, it seems that sauropod mouths would have had a beak-like keratinonus sheath rather than fleshy, pliable lips like in the film, based on more well-preserved skulls of Camarasaurus and the recently-discovered Lavocatisaurus.
- 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.
- Gentle Giant: Hence why theirs is an enclosure in which humans can interact somewhat with them.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: Their Aggression Index is listed as "Low". This makes the I. rex's brutal attack on them all the more heartbreaking.
- Long Neck: As a sauropod, this is to be expected.
- Red Shirt: Owen and Claire find a field littered with Apatosaurus corpses after the I. rex makes its way to Gallimimus Valley.
- Refitted for Sequel: Apatosaurus was originally supposed to appear in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, but was replaced with Mamenchisaurus.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: The baby ones. A kid actually hugs one of them!
- Shown Their Work: A rare fictional sauropod with correctly designed forefeet (single claw, no/fused visible digits).
- Stock Dinosaurs: A fairly iconic species.
A famous pterosaur (flying reptile, but not a dinosaur) housed in an enormous aviary in Jurassic World, at the end of the Cretaceous River Cruise.
- Animal Gender-Bender: An inversion; it has been confirmed Jurassic World's Pteranodon are both males and females, but they're all depicted having short crests that only the females possess.
- Animal Jingoism: One of them carries on the grand tradition of pterosaurs being eaten by giant sea reptiles.
- Death from Above: Attack people on the ground.
- Eaten Alive: The one that was eaten by the Mosasaurus can be seen feebly trying to flap its wings afterward, implying that it was still alive after being chomped.
- Fragile Speedster: Despite their large size, a single tranquilizer dart can knock them out of the sky. The reason they're difficult to take out is partly because they're capable of flight and thus very mobile and maneuverable, and partly because they attack in massive numbers.
- Glass Cannon: They're powerful flyers and strong enough to hoist a human into the air, but they can be taken down by a single tranquilizer dart.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Stated to have a high Aggression Index. The I. rex uses this to her advantage by scaring them into a frenzy and more or less sending them to attack Masrani's helicopter.
- Historical Badass Upgrade: Just like the previous movie, they're stronger and scarier than real Pteranodons.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: While real life Pteranodons were pelican-like fish eaters, these are eagle-like predators.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: A sort of meta case. The film seems to take a brief sigh of relief after Zara escapes one of the Pteranodons in the lagoon. Then she learns that they can swim...
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Their modus operandi, as two unfortunate ACU troopers learn the hard way. Throughout their attack on Main Street, they can be seen pinning hapless people down and pecking at them with their long, spear-like beaks.
- Kidnapping Bird of Prey: One almost grants Zara the dubious honor of being the first human female to die in a Jurassic Park film, only to have its thunder stolen by the Mosasaurus. Another one tries to do this to a baby Triceratops and presumably some of the kids in the petting zoo.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": The flock flees from the Aviary after the I. rex shows up. Given what the I. rex actually is, can you really blame them?
- Monster Munch: The one that was killing Zara becomes this for the Mosasaurus.
- Non-Malicious Monster: Though they collectively kill more people than any other creature in the film, they only act out of maddened instinct after the I. rex frightens them out of the Aviary.
- Ptero Soarer: For once in the series, this trope is actually kind of subverted. On the one wing, they're naked, have grasping talons, launch by jumping instead of vaulting with their wings and are ugly. On the other wing, they're toothless, quadrupedal and are probably the only movie Pteranodons shown to dive into the water for food (something even documentary media is known to forget). Additionally, the website states that they're fish-eaters. Or at least, primarily fish-eaters. This combination makes them likely the most accurate Pteranodons in the whole franchise.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: They have a red, grey and tan color scheme and act as minor antagonists.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When they see the Indominus rex crashing into their Aviary, their first response is to get out of there as fast as they can.
- Stock Dinosaurs: Like the Mosasaurus, they're not true dinosaurs. However, Pteranodon is the most iconic pterosaur in the public imagination.
- Toothy Bird: Averted this time, as they're correctly portrayed without any teethnote . Oddly enough, the toys play this straight.
- Would Hurt a Child: A swarm of them attacks the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo and one attempts to carry off a baby Triceratops. Fortunately for the little dino, it proves to be too heavy for the Pteranodon to carry.
- You Don't Look Like You: For the third time in the on-screen franchise, they are given a drastic redesign. Justified in that these Pteranodons are most likely a new batch of clones.
- Zerg Rush: After the I. rex scares them and their Dimorphodon neighbors out of the Aviary, they vent their frustrations out on terrified tourists in Main Street en masse. Somewhat Truth in Television, as there is good evidence to suggest that Pteranodons were fairly gregarious creatures (though they'd probably not attack people in such large numbers).
A type of pterosaur that lives in the Aviary alongside the larger Pteranodon.
- Alas, Poor Villain: "Villain" is probably too strong a word, but it's hard not to feel sorry for one of them when it's callously shot out of the air by one of Hoskins' mercenaries.
- Animals Not to Scale: Downplayed; their wingspans are twice as big as the real animal, according to supplementary materialnote .
- Badass Adorable: While they're smaller than their neighbors and a little bit Ugly Cute, they still pack a punch.
- Canon Immigrant: Made its first appearance in the Lost World video game.
- Death from Above: In a place like Jurassic World, would you expect them to be anything else?
- Expy: Their role seems to amount to being flying versions of the Compsognathus from the second movie.
- Fragile Speedster: Like their compatriots, the Dimorphodons are built for flying and quite agile, but they lack proper defenses beyond that, making it easy to simply tranq them out of the sky.
- Glass Cannon: They can attack in superior numbers and are stronger than they look, but their only real defenses are flying and biting.
- Historical Badass Upgrade: The real life Dimorphodon was a poor flyer that spent much of its time on the ground and only took to the air in emergencies. Here, they are Death from Above.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: The real life Dimorphodon was also a harmless creature that was content to grub around in the dirt for bugs or hunt small animals in the trees or on the ground. Here, it's depicted as a tiny little flying demon.
- Killer Rabbit: Smaller than Pteranodon and kind of Ugly Cute, but still deadly.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": The flock flees from the Aviary after the I. rex shows up.
- Non-Malicious Monster: Along with the Pteranodon, they descend upon Main Street after being frightened from the Aviary.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: One of them can briefly be seen lifting a grown man off the ground (though it drops him shortly afterward) and another manages to knock Owen down with surprising ease.
- Ptero Soarer: As usual. Doubly so in that not only is it ever an ugly dragon-like monstrosity (as opposed to the more elegant real pterosaurs), but also in that the real animal was a poor flyer. It's like trying to depict a chicken as a winged menace.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When they see the Indominus rex crashing into their Aviary, their first response is to get out of there as fast as they can.
- Seldom-Seen Species: In educational material, Dimorphodon is a borderline Stock Pterosaur, but in film media it's pretty rare.
- Shown Their Work: In contrast to Pteranodon, they are correctly portrayed with pycnofibres.
- The Swarm: They descend on terrified tourists in one of these.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Inexplicably missing in the sequel.
- Zerg Rush: After the I. rex scares them and their Pteranodon neighbors out of the Aviary, they vent their frustrations out on terrified tourists in Main Street en masse. Unlike the Pteranodons, there isn't real life evidence to suggest that Dimorphodons hunted in groups.
A famous dinosaur with three horns on its face. Baby ones are present in the "Gentle Giants Petting Zoo", while the adults reside in "Triceratops Valley" and the Gyrosphere Safari.
- Artistic License Paleontology: Besides having elephant-like feet, it should have scutes on the back and belly scales like a crocodile. Plus the keratin sheath should form a mask covering the upper part of the head rather than covering just the horns.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Listed as not very aggressive, but their horns are not just used for display.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: Has a low Aggression Index. This may have been so the babies could be trusted with human children.
- Horn Attack: Makes sense, since they're ceratopsians.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: The babies! Kids are even allowed to ride on them!
- Stock Dinosaurs: Triceratops have been fairly prominent in pop culture long before the original film.
A famous dinosaur recognized by the back plates and spiked tail. Resides in "Cretaceous Cruise", but can also be viewed in the Gyrosphere Safari and Gentle Giants Petting Zoo.
- Animals Not to Scale: Averted, as they are accurately sized this time.
- Artistic License Paleontology: The real Stegosaurus had a longer neck with gular armor. It also kept the tail elevated at all times, contrary to the movie, which is jarring given the stegosaurs in previous movies were portrayed with more accurate tail-raised posturesnote . Although this could be justified in that it's a result of living in captivity, seeing as how the tail-raised stegosaurs previously seen were all wild. And then in Fallen Kingdom they seems to have ditched their ornithischian beak (or made it subtle, like with the Gallimimus).
- Beware My Stinger Tail: The spiked tail, famously known as a thagomizer.
- Beware the Nice Ones: While listed with low aggression, they can defend themselves very well.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: Has a low aggression level, even though the wild ones seen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park were fairly aggressive and the real Stegosaurus may well have been among the most dangerous dinosaurs of its time. Possibly justified, as they were raised in captivity and may have also been genetically-altered to be docile towards humans.
- Stock Dinosaurs: Stegosaurus is one of the most iconic dinosaurs in pop culture.
- The Tooth Hurts: One had her tooth torn out by Wheatley in Fallen Kingdom.
A hadrosaur or duck-billed dinosaur known for having a tubelike crest on the back of the head. They can be found in Gallimimus Valley, the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, and the Gyrosphere Safari.
- Animal Gender-Bender: Female Parasaurolophus had rather short crests, but the ones in the film all have long crests. However, some studies suggest the short-crested specimens are actually a separate species (Parasaurolophus cyrtocristatus) from the long-crested ones (Parasaurolophus walkeri).
- Artistic License Paleontology: Adult Parasaurolophus walked on all fours, but the ones in the film are mainly bipedal (they do get quadrupedal for a brief moment in the Funny Background Event mentioned below). It doesn't help they have shorter forelimbs than in reality.
- Funny Background Event: Two of them can be seen fighting while Zach and Gray go gyrosphering offroad.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: On par for the usual harmless depiction of hadrosaurs. Although in Real Life, hadrosaurs may have been much more dangerous, having muscular frames and whip-like tails capable of knocking down large predators.
- Noisy Nature: The crest is used for communication.
- Seldom-Seen Species: Played with. While the genus itself is perhaps the most famous hadrosaur, the Para seen on the viral website and which inhabits Gallimimus Valley is Parasaurolophus tubicen, while the ones seen on the movie proper are the more well-known Parasaurolophus walkeri.
- Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Unlike the other dinosaurs featured and despite being one of the commonly seen herbivores in the film, Parasaurolophus does not appear in the trailers nor has a promotional render, but it does eventually appear in the TV spots nearing the film's premiere. They have an even worse time in Fallen Kingdom, where once again the species doesn't gain a promotional render and never shows up at all in the clips which led to viewers thinking it's not featured in the film.
- Stock Dinosaurs: Parasaurolophus is probably one of the most well-known duck-billed dinosaurs out there, if not THE most well-known duck-billed dinosaur.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The Para are seemingly missing in Fallen Kingdom. Subverted when they finally appear amongst the dinosaurs released from Lockwood Manor.
A large armored dinosaur with a clubbed tail.
- Artistic License Paleontology: Ankylosaurus had more smoothed armor and none of those large spikes along the sides.
- Ascended Extra: A minor example. Ankylosaurus made a few brief cameos in Jurassic Park III, but here they get their own scene interacting with the kids and Indominus, and one of them even fights Indominus briefly.
- Attack Its Weak Point: Its underside and its head are vulnerable. Unfortunately for the one that fights the Indominus, the predator knows this.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: The thick club on their tail. Zach and Gray get to see it in action when the Ankylosaurus nearly smashes their Gyrosphere. The Indominus, however, shrugs off a blow to the head.
- Flipping Helpless: How the Indominus manages to finish one off.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: Averted. Their Aggression Index is "medium". Actually, they will only attack if you come close enough that they feel threatened, though when the I. rex attacks they go into a blind panic and start lashing out at everything in sight.
- Off with His Head!: The one that fights Indominus gets decapitated by her.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": The quartet of them all panic when they are confronted by the I. rex.
- Stock Dinosaurs: Granted, they are not depicted accurately in terms of physical appearance.
- The Worf Effect: Such a resilient creature's defeat at the claws of I. rex is the first clear look at the latter's threat level.
- You Don't Look Like You: The Ankylos seen in the two Jurassic World films bear some notable differences when compared with the original ones seen in Jurassic Park III, which had slightly shorter spikes, a darker armor color, a lighter colored body and a red stripe across their face. This can be easily explained by them being a different batch of clones.
An ornithomimid or ostrich-like dinosaur. Babies can be found in the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, while the adults reside in Gallimimus Valley.
- Artistic License Paleontology: The lack of feathers in the film version notwithstanding, the LEGO version is just a generic theropod that looks nothing like a Gallimimus. Especially jarring considering LEGO Jurassic World's version properly looks more like a Gallimimus.
- Continuity Nod: The scene their cameo takes place in was filmed in the same area as the Gallimimus scene from the original film.
- Fragile Speedster: One of the fastest dinosaurs in the park, but beyond that have no real defenses against predators. As the first film shows, any predator that can go after them is usually capable of easily killing them.
- Funny Background Event: During the stampede from the eruption, one of them doesn't look where it's going and bumps into an Allosaurus, much to the predator's irritance. However, this only occurs in the trailers.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: Inverted. They are omnivorous, but their aggression level is listed as low. Their main tour location is a safari wherein people can ride alongside flocks of them as they run, and children are allowed to hold and pet the baby ones in the petting zoo.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: The babies are tiny and adorable.
- Stock Dinosaurs: Like Velociraptor, they became stock because of the Jurassic Park franchise.
- Toothy Bird: A really weird and confusing example. The ones in the movie have small teeth if you look closely, and the official website shows a picture of a toothed Gallimimus. And yet the website also claims that Gallimimus "doesn't have a single tooth in its mouth". So which is it?
A dinosaur with a thick skull roof, which it uses to hit adversaries.
- Beastly Bloodsports: Their purpose in the park is an arena where they fight each other. The LEGO Adaptation Game suggests a subversion in that the Pachycephalosauruses simply test their skills on large stone pillars rather than each other.
- Butt-Monkey: Between being the first dinosaur captured in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and having to be tranqulized after it gets loose in this film, the poor thing can't seem to catch a break. Lowery even asks for sympathy for it.
- The Cameo: One appears once for a brief moment on security camera footage on the monitor being sedated after having escaped.
- Hard Head: Their best known feature.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: Averted. Once angry, they will headbutt into things.
- Ramming Always Works: The purpose of its thick skull is to use its head to smash stuff. And apparently it's hard enough to break through security barriers, to the park staff's perpetual frustration.
- Stock Dinosaurs: One iconic dinosaur, though in this movie more discussed than seen, in contrast to their appearance in The Lost World).
- Unfortunate Names: The park controllers refer to them as "Pachy" for short. Understandable, as their name is pronounced "Pack-ee-seff-ah-low-soar-us" and it has been a common nickname for several decades now. American filmmakers, however, apparently didn't realize that in British English, the homonym "Paki" is an ethnic slur against Pakistani immigrants.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Is missing in the sequel, though fellow pachycephalosaurid Stygimoloch is featured prominently.