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Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Park Adventure is a fanfiction by Darksage95. It is a crossover between Dinosaur and Prehistoric Park.

The story follows Hazel Veran, Nigel's youngest recruit, as she goes back 65 million years to rescue a herd of dinosaurs. As it turns out, this is the same herd that was migrating toward the nesting ground. Hazel decides to follow them and ends up meeting Aladar and Co. along the way.


As of November 15, 2015, the story is complete. A sequel, Dinosaur: Extinction Lasts Forever,m has been written, which focuses on Hazel and Nigel's efforts to rescue the herd before the meteor hits. It is also complete. The sequel was co-authored with Marc Ello-Re Yes.

On March 16, 2017, a third sequel, DaPPA: Prehistoric Revolution, has been posted. It has focuses on Hazel and Flia's mission to rescue an Allosaurus, and is a crossover with Walking with Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Revolution. Marc is also co-authoring this series. As of February 20, 2018, it is also complete.

On December 24, 2017, a Christmas special, Prehistoric Christmas Bash: A DaPPA Christmas Special, was posted. It was completed a day later on December 25, 2017.

The author has also posted a preview of the fourth book, The Long Night of Winter, as part of the final chapter of Prehistoric Revolution. Once again, Mark is co-authoring the story. The first full chapter was posted on April 17, 2018. It was completed on April 28, 2021.


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    A Prehistoric Park Adventure 
  • Action Girl: Hazel
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: Any examples of this that were present in the parent series were carried into this one.
  • Ascended Extra: Flia makes an appearance in this story, and ends up becoming Hazel's best friend.
  • A Boy and His X: In Hazel's case, a girl and her pterosaur.
  • Breather Episode: Chapter 9: Meanwhile: we get to see Nigel rescue a mate for Theo, as well as Flia and Neera helping the orphans keep up with the rest of the herd.
  • Carnivores Are Mean: Most of the predators in this story are not very nice, but considering who's point of view the story is told from, this is Justified.
  • Continuation Fic: The story is set a few years after the events of the series and treats all of the events that happened in it as canon.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Hazel was not expecting to see Baylene or the lemurs, since Brachiosaurus died out in the Jurassic period, while lemurs would not appear until the Pleistocene.
  • Knife Nut: Hazel's weapon of choice is a dagger.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Hazel's appearance ultimately does nothing to prevent Kron and Bruton's deaths.
  • Last of His Kind: This has hit Theo rather hard, to the point he's barely even eating. Nigel decides to rescue a companion for him. He ends up rescuing a female Triceratops in chapter nine, both as a companion and mate for Theo.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: In Dinosaur, Flia was present at Aladar's hatching and actively helped raise him. Here, to allow for her to introduce Hazel to the herd, she is instead the herd's main scout.
  • Ptero Soarer: Flia has the large crest of a male Geosternbergia/Pteranodon and doesn't have pycnofibres.
  • Raptor Attack: The Velociraptor are bigger than the real animals and lack feathers, which are both lampshaded.
  • The Reveal: Prehistoric Park sits on the same place as the nesting grounds, meaning that it is the nesting grounds.
  • Seldom-Seen Species:
    • From Prehistoric Park: Borealosaurus, Elasmotherium, and Pulmonoscorpius. Carnotaurus, Microraptor, Phorusrhacos, Meganeura, Arthropleura, Deinosuchus, Albertosaurus, Troodon, Plateosaurus, and Protoceratops also qualify as they are rarely-seen stock animals.
    • From Dinosaur: Geosternbergia/Pteranodon sternbergi, Microceratus, Pachyrhinosaurus, and Stygimoloch
    • Original: Therizinosaurus.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Instead of dying, the second Carnotaurus is brought into the present via the time portal.
  • Stock Dinosaurs:
    • From Prehistoric Park: Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Mammuthus, Ornithomimus, Microraptor, Smilodon, Phorusrhacos, Meganeura, Arthropleura, Deinosuchus, Albertosaurus, and Troodon.
    • From Dinosaur: Iguanodon, Velociraptor, Parasaurolophus, Brachiosaurus, Styracosaurus, Struthiomimus and Carnotaurus.
    • Original: Plateosaurus and Protoceratops.
  • Translator Microbes: Hazel has a device in her ear called a communicator, which allows her to understand what dinosaurs and other prehistoric life are saying, allowing her to stay on the same page with the Dinosaur cast. It doesn't work on carnivores, though.

    Extinction Lasts Forever 
  • Adaptation Expansion:
    • It's revealed that the herd was first led to the nesting grounds by an Iguanodon called Old Gatoma, whose skeleton can still be seen on one of the Nesting Ground's mountain walls. This backstory was taken from the deleted scenes of the movie, per Word of God.
    • Additionally, the story reveals how the time portal was created: Hazel's father Jacob helped Nigel design it and used it to study biodiversity in the past. Eventually, the two decided to create Prehistoric Park.
    • In the original series, it's never addressed how exactly the park funds itself. Here, they are given funding by the South African Guardians of Endangered Species (S.A.G.E.S. for short), a fictional wildlife protection agency. To keep them from getting suspicious, they are informed that the park is a preserve for endangered species. Considering that most of the residents would be considered Extinct in the Wild, the park isn't technically lying to them.
    • It's also stated that the park is located off the coast of Africa. The location of the park in the original was never stated.l, but the show was filmed in Africa.
  • Animal Talk: Despite being from different time periods all the Animals can understand and communicate with each other. Additional it's shown that Predators can communicate with Herbivorous, they just choose not too.
  • Avenging the Villain: This is Diablo's motivation for trying to kill Aladar and Hazel: both contributed to the death of his mate. After being defeated in the final battle, he begins to reconsider his motives.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Diablo and Nero. Diablo want's revenge on Hazel and Aladar for killing his mate in the previous story, while Nero wants Aladar's position as herd leader.
  • Broken Pedestal: The herd did not take Hazel withholding knowledge of the second fireball from them well AT ALL. Flia is hit especially hard by this.
    • Rebuilt Pedestal: Gradually, the herd learns to forgive her, after seeing how much the keepers work to care for them.
  • Carnivores Are Mean: With the exception of Diablo, this is subverted: most of the park's predators are nice, though each has their own personality quirks.
  • Celebrity Paradox: In the final chapter, it's mentioned that the lemurs live on an artificial tree resembling the one at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Considering that said amusement park has a ride that is based on one of the parent stories for this crossover, you have to wonder what its equivalent is in this universe...
  • Culture Clash: Between the residents of the park and the herd over having predators live in Prehistoric Park. While the herd members are understandably uncomfortable with living side by side with predators, the long time residents see no problem with living side by side with their former enemies.
  • Did Not See That Coming: Baylene was not expecting to find other sauropods at Prehistoric Park. Consequently, she is both surprised and overjoyed when she meets the park's Borealosaurus
  • Expy:
    • Espantos seems to be based on Caboose from Red vs. Blue, while Sarge appears to be based on the character of the same name from that series.
    • Lethe the Parasaurolophus is based on Winter Schnee. Additionally, Sarge seems to share some of Qrow's mannerisms.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • Both Diablo and Nero have this. Downplayed in Diablo's case: he's really just angry that Hazel is responsible for the death of his mate (Hazel had thrown her dagger in his mate's eye so that Aladar could escape during the battle in the cave). As for Nero, during his duel with Aladar, he makes it very clear that, if he wins, he will KILL all of the humans at the park.
    • Additionally, the herd also has issues with living side by side with carnivores, for obvious reasons. Chapter 18 is devoted to showing them they have nothing to fear.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Marcus. He's the park's head engineer, and is the one who created both the time portal and the communicator. He also built specialized Taser rifles for subduing some of the parks more unruly residents (specifically, Diablo).
  • Game-Breaking Injury: DoubleSubverted with Aladar's injuries from the fireball. While they are a hinderance during his fight with Nero, he still manages to win. However, the effort ends up making several of those injuries worse, and nearly cost him his life during his rematch with Diablo.
  • Genius Bruiser: Diablo. He's a Carnotaurus the size of a Tyrannosaurus and has the strength to match, but he's also very clever. His plan for revenge against Aladar has him trick Nero into freeing him from his enclosure, then causing the rest of the park's residents to stampede, scattering the herd and ensuring his battle with Aladar will be one on one. As for the bruiser part? He's able to overpower Terence and Matilda during the final battle and only loses when they finally decide to bury the hatchet with each other and gang up on him.
  • Gender Bender: In the original show, the Deinosuchus was female. Here, it's male.
  • Happily Married: Besides Aladar and Neera, there is also Naomi and Embo, another pair of Iguanodon from the herd. They adopted the twins Neera was raising, due to their own brood being stillborn.
  • Herbivores Are Friendly:
    • Averted with the park's Elasmotherium: he would really prefer to be left alone, and will make that point clear to anyone, VIOLENTLY if necessary. This is also the case with Nero, who really doesn't like any of the humans and enjoys it when they cower from him.
    • Also, Bruno: while not actively malicious, he does not like being insulted, and will show you why his scientific name means scythe lizard if you do so anyways.
  • Hulk Speak: Bruno the Therizinosaurus.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: More than 20, and it's only going to go up from here.
  • Mythology Gag: Bruno the Therizinosaurus mentions scaring off a predator by hitting once in the head with his claws, so that he can protect his tribe's control over a watering hole. This would make Bruno the Therizinosaurus that Nigel saw fighting a Tarbosaurus during 'The Giant Claw' from Chased By Dinosaurs.
  • Named by the Adaptation:
    • The Iguanodon twins that Neera adopted in the previous story were unnamed in the film. Here, their names are Nolan and Rowyn.
    • More like everyone. All animals that were given focus in Prehistoric Park but were never named in story are given names here, except for....
      • No Name Given: The Elasmotherium. According to Hazel, she was never get him to tell her what his name was.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile:
    • Averted with Irwin. While he's definitely intimidating, he isn't evil at all, though he isn't above scaring people or animals for his own amusement. As for his name, Hazel told him about Steve Irwin some time prior to the story, and he decided to take the name as his own out of respect for him.
    • Additionally, the smaller crocs he shares his exhibit with mostly ignore the herd.
  • Never Recycle Your Schemes: Heroic example: During Diablo's breakout, Irwin tries to attack him the same way he did Matilda, aiming to cripple him and stop his rampage. Unfortunately, he forgot that the staff added a shock collar to him to prevent this kind of incident from happening again.
  • Out of Focus: The Protoceratops quadruplets. Aside from one scene in Chapter 14, as well as another one in Chapter 27, they don't appear in this story at all. Justified, though: They're hatchlings and wouldn't really contribute to the plot in any way.
  • Out Run The Fireball: Chapter 9: Disaster Strikes.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • While Terence and Matilda are a pair of Tyrannosaurus rex, Diablo is almost as big as they are and can easily match them individually. As the still haven't gotten over their Sibling Rivalry prior to the Final Battle, he does very well during the first half of the battle and almost succeeds in killing Terence. It's only when they finally put aside their differences that they manage to turn the tide.
    • Irwin, being a crocodile, is very slow outside of water, so by the time he warns Aladar about the stampede, it's almost literally right behind him.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Irwin ends up giving a muted one in chapter 18, chewing out the members of the herd visiting him over their flaws. Notably, he doesn't give this to Naomi and Embo, because he can tell they don't really have any flaws that would be a problem with him.
  • Running Gag: Whenever a character is tranquilized, they will behave as if they are dying. Hazel lampshades this in Chapter 24.
  • Secretly Dying: A special example involving a nonliving entity: the park is running out of funding, but only Nigel and Marcus are aware of this, as Nigel had forbid Marcus from telling anyone else about the park's financial situation. Furthermore, Marcus was initially able to balance the budget so that the park could continue to function as is. Unfortunately, he didn't include the expenses of the care of the herd when he made those calculations.....
  • Shown Their Work: The Therizinosaurus are fully feathered.
  • The Social Darwinist: Nero. He share's Kron's belief that only the strong should survive, bringing him to blows with both Hazel and Aladar.
  • Solid Gold Poop: How the budget crisis is solved: since each member of the herd produces colossal amounts of crap, the park decides to sell it anonymously as fertilizer.
  • Translator Microbes:
    • The communicator from the previous story is still in use, but now, it also works on carnivores. It's destroyed when Hazel is thrown into the lake by Nero. However, this also gives her the ability to understand prehistoric creatures without the communicator.
    • Marcus makes a larger version of the communicator that can be used by the rest of the park's staff so that all of the residents can communicate with the staff.
    • This story also establishes another limit of the communicator: it only works on prehistoric creatures. Modern ones are still unintelligible.
  • The Stinger: Chapter 28: It's an excerpt from the next story, Prehistoric Revolution, and shows Hazel and Flia observing several Jurassic Dinosaurs, including a baby Allosaurus. The baby is actually Broken Jaw, revealing that, in addition to be a crossover with Walking with Dinosaurs, it will also be crossed with Dinosaur Revolution.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 10: Death's Door: Aladar collapses from injuries sustained in the previous chapter, while Nero reveals that Hazel withheld knowledge of the meteor from the herd, effectively making her an outcast among them. When a crying Hazel calls him out oh his actions (specifically, that he's only using these as an excuse to become leader of the herd), he hits with his paw, nearly killing her and throwing her into the lake, leading to Hazel being electrocuted by the communicator.

    Prehistoric Revolution 
  • Adaptational Species Change: All of the dinosaurs from episode two of Dinosaur Revolution have been changed to their American counterparts:
    • Woodstock the Dinheirosaurus is now a Supersaurus.
    • The Miragaia are now Stegosaurus.
    • spoiler:Broken Jaw is an Allosaurus lucasi.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: The story notes that the Allosaurus pen is meant for an animal that is 40 feet long... even though Allosaurus only reached a maximum length of 32 feet. Justified: this was what author assumed the maximum length of Allosaurus was and is more of a case of Science Marches On, as Epanterias, which used to be classified under Allosaurus, really did get that long, as did Saurophaganax.
  • Ascended Extra: The female Allosaurus that got stuck in the mud in The Ballad of Big Al (named Alyssa in this story) is rescued and brought back to the park.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Charles saves Flia and Hazel from a Marshosaurus duiring their second trip into the past.
  • Carnivores Are Mean:
    • Subverted with Broken Jaw as a child: he's actually rather cute. This makes Woodstock smashing his jaw that much sadder.
    • Played Straight, however, by the Ceratosaurus.
  • Cliffhanger:Chapter 11 ends with Hazel requesting that Nigel and Marcus set up the portal at the park's plains, while the sounds of roars and groans fill the background. Chapter 12 reveals that this was because The Battle on the Salt Plains was happening and they needed to set up the portal fast.
  • Compressed Adaptation: The story follows the timeline of The Ballad of Big Al, so the events of The Wtaering Hole happen much earlier than they did in canon.
  • Deconstruction Crossover: This is debatable, but this story does seem to deconstruct the No One Gets Left Behind idea that Hazel espouses for rescuing prehistoric animals, as twice during the story, her attempts to rescue a dinosaur would have put her in a situation where she would likely have been killed had Flia not convinced her otherwise/dragged her away.
  • Did Not See That Coming: It was expected that Big Al would appear in this story because it was made in response to requests for him to be rescued. What was not expected, though, was the appearance of Woodstock and Broken Jaw, as their story took place at a different point in time and on a different continent.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Shirley ends up being this: while he is the most dangerous predator at the Watering Hole, he dies before the finale.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: A species wide example: the two different species of Allosaurus in this fic apparently separated from their common ancestor when a dry season forced some of them to migrate South. The descendents of the Southern ones, who became A. lucasi, became more aggressive and impulsive then the ones that stayed in the North, which became A. fragilis.
    • Granted, how they became separate species is essentially a myth among the dinosaurs.
    • That being stated, how they're portrayed in The Battle on the Salt Plains does actually lend credence to these opinions: the A. fragilis (including Big Al) are protryaed as being more cautious and focused on trying to isolate a weakling from the rest of the herd, while the A. lucasi (with the massive exception of Broken Jaw) are portrayed more savagely, merely trying to sate their bellies. Case in point, one of them tries to eat Caius and Flit, even though he's in the middle of a sauropod herd.
    • Best exemplified at the end of Chapter 12, when Takomo and Senji end up in a Mutual Kill situation. The fragilis's response? Stunned Silence. The lucasi's response? Laugh at Senji's fate and admit that they all hated him.
  • Dramatic Irony: During their argument after leaving Joel behind to the Allosaurus (he asked them to do so because he didn't want them to get eaten trying to save him, Hazel is particularly angry at Flia, not only because they couldn't save Joel, but also because they didn't rescue a single Allosaurus. The readers, though, know that Broken Jaw ran through the portal alongside Charles' herd.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: When Flia forcibly drags Hazel away from trying to rescue Joel the Diplodocus, Hazel assumes that Flia is accepting the the Social Darwinist mindset that Hazel spent so long trying to convince her was wrong. Flia's real reason for doing this is because Joel was completely surrounded by a pack of Allosaurus and that Hazel's attempts to rescue Joel and the Allosaurus pack would have just got her killed.
  • Expy:
    • Caius and Flit are based upon Timon and Pumbaa.
    • The Ceratosaurus are based on the Fossa from Madagascar.
    • Shirley is based on the leopard seal from Happy Feet.
    • In a continuation of the trend started in Extinction Lasts Forever, Broken Jaw's mother, Red Sand, is based on Raven Branwen.
  • Fantastic Racism: Herbivores have this toward carnivores, for obvious reasons. Even the herd is not immune to this, despite living side by side with carnivores for a few weeks now.
  • Feathered Fiend: Stokesosaurus appears in this story, and is described as having baby blue feathers. However, it's asleep when it is encountered.
  • Foreshadowing: A lot of hints about The Long Night of Winter are dropped in this story:
    • The herd is mentioned as being restless, as by now, they've stayed in the park up to the time they would migrate, but now have nowhere to go.
    • Nigel spends one chapter looking over applications for working at the park, and is offered some by Bob, Suzanne, and Marcus.
    • At the very end of the story, Nigel, Bob, and Breezy the Microraptor all notice how the park's vegetation has lost some of its beauty do to all of the animals living in the park, as well as other things related to the park, and are deciding to fix it.
  • Herbivores Are Friendly: Averted with Woodstock and her father: both are rather aggressive toward predators, with Woodstock making a point of smashing Broken Jaw's jaw purely because he was annoying her.
  • Hulk Speak: How the Ceratosaurus speak. Word of God confirms it was based on the Fossa from Madagascar.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The ultimate fate of Red Sand.
  • More Predators Than Prey: Averted and massively Inverted at the park: there are FAR more herbivores than carnivores, which is why Hazel goes back to the Jurassic: to rescue one of her favorite predators ([Allosaurus).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Just like in canon, Woodstock ends up killing the Torvosaurus by crushing it. Unfortunately, it ends up falling into the watering hole, which ends up poisoning the watering hole. This ticks off the rest of her herd, who abandon Woodstock and her son without a second thought.
  • No Name Given: While he's named outside of the story, Big Al has no actual name within it, or at least is never referred to by it during the story. Finally Averted in Chapter 12, where it's revealed his name is Alekanekelo.
  • Post-Climax Confrontation: Broken Jaw and Big Al's fight, as it takes place after all of the Character Development that each of the mains of the story have undergone, as is essentially a Filler scene. that being said, it's still pretty good.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: In Dinosaur Revolution, the second episode took place in Portugal. Since the Walking with Dinosaurs episodes that featured Allosaurus were set in the Morrison Formation of the United States, all characters from the Watering Hole are moved to North America and changed to North American species that would have occupied the same niche. A case of Shown Their Work: The Allosaurus skull that Broken Jaw was based upon was found in North America, making this story more accurate in regards to the time and species used in it.
  • Quicksand Sucks: When Hazel and Flia find Alyssa, she's stuck inside a muddy lake bank, which fulfils the same role as quicksand. This ends up being a big problem for the rescue, because being stuck in it for a couple days has made Alyssa failry sick and delirious, and there isn't an easy way to extract her from the quicksand.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Othnelia, Dryosaurus, Camptosaurus, Camarasaurus, Barosaurus, Tanycolagrapheus, Ornitholestes, Stokesosaurus, Gargoylesaurus, Coelurus, Marshosaurus, Supersaurus, Allosaurus lucasi, and Torvosaurus. Ceratosaurus is an example of a rarely-seen stock dinosaur.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Hazel manages to convince the herd to spare a Ceratosaurus while they pull Alyssa out of the mud. When she and Flia return, it's revealed that the Ceratosaurus was killed when it attacked a baby Stegosaurus, due to the Woodstock's dad intervening.
  • Shout-Out: In Chapter 7
  • The Social Darwinist: This is a defining trait of Red Sand, Broken Jaw's mother. Granted, she does live in an environment where it makes sense to have this mindset.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Due to Hazel helping her out, the female Allosaurus from the Ballad of Big Al (named Alyssa in this story) is freed from the mud and taken to the safety of the present.
  • The Stinger: This one takes place a few months after the events of the last story, and is a preview for the next book, The Long Night of Winter. Not only does the story feature Hazel's mom and sister, something that was given ZERO Foreshadowing, it also reveals the story is a crossover with the 2013 Walking with Dinosaurs movie.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, Allosaurus, Ceratosaurus, and Rhamphorhynchus.
  • Time Skip: In-Universe, Hazel and Flia return to the Jurassic five years after their first attempt to see if they can find another Allosaurus, because Hazel thought that, if they went forward in time, they might see more allosaurs. Unfortunately for the duo, they arrive in the middle of a drought.
  • Truce Zone: The Watering Hole. No fighting around here or else. This is to prevent it from becoming contaminated by dinosaur blood.
  • Wham Episode: Unlike in the original series, Shirley falls into the Watering Hole after dying (due to how he was hit by Woodstock), contaminating it. This is what causes the nearby dinosaurs to migrate, and also results in Woodstock and Clearwater being kicked out of their herd. The duo, along with Hazel and Flia, decide to join Clearwater's herd to cross a set of salt plains, with Borken Jaw, Caius and Flit deciding to follow them.

    The Prehistoric Park Christmas Bash 
  • Foreshadowing: This is the first time we get to see Hazel's family, who will have a larger in The Long Night of Winter, per the epilogue of Prehistoric Revolution.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Diablo finally does this, advising Hazel to let go of her past with her family and focus on enjoying the present with them. Notably, during the chorus of animal voices at the end of the story, he finally decides to join in.
  • My Beloved Smother: Hazel seems to view her mom this way.

    The Long Night of Winter 
  • Artistic License – Paleontology:
  • The second chapter features Hazel and her new team rescuing a Yi qi, a strictly Chinese North America. Additionally, the team finds said Yi qi on the back of a Stegosaurus, on advice from a Camarasaurus, and are briefly attacked by a pack of Dilophosaurs. Keep in mind that only the ''Stegosaurus'' and ''Camarasaurus'' lived side by side. Granted, the author has admitted to knowing this was inaccurate, but included it anyways for the sake of the story.
    • Aurora the female Alaskan Tyrannosaurus is covered in feathers, even though most evidence indicates that T. rex would probably be primarily scary. The authors have said it is because she lives in a polar forest.
    • Related to the above, Tyrannosaurus is only known from at most 68 million years ago, though a difference of two million years isn't exactly that glaring.
  • And Now For Something Completely Different: Whereas the previous stories (barring the specials) focused on rescuing animals on the brink of extinction, this time around, in order to give the park time to grow and recover from housing so many animals, all of the residents and some of the staff are being sent to a Temporary Park in Cretaceous Alaska.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: WAY MORE SO than the rest of the story. The authors have stated that this story will have more mature content than the previous ones and might be somewhat jarring compared to the ones prior to it.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: The argument between Hazel and Chris in Breaking The Bonds shows this - while Hazel is undoubtedly acting very tyrannical due to the stress she is facing from being a leader up to and including trying to hit Chris with a thrown axe after he mocks her dead father, Hazel is also correct in that the rest of the staff are not taking their jobs seriously enough, as they left the food stores unattended long enough to allow Patch's pack of Troodon to steal most of the stores with aid form Rascal because they wanted to watch something else.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Gorgon to Red Sand. Red Sand is a neglectful parent who nonetheless still thinks highly of her son, Broken Jaw, for managing to survive after she abandoned him. Gorgon, in contrast, is an Abusive Parent who actively manipulates his own daughter into remaining a subordinate of his. Red Sand tends to be a loner while Gorgon is the leader of his pack. Finally, Red Sand has an Undignified Death brought on by her wounded pride, while Gorgon chooses to Face Death with Dignity andanages to patch up things with his daughter before he finally keeps over.
  • Crossover: Besides the ones already stated, we'll also get to see characters from the film version of Walking with Dinosaurs.
    • Chapter 8 reveals it is also a crossover with March of the Dinosaurs.
    • Chapter 16 hints that other members of the cast will appear such as Patch and the Gorgosaurus.
  • Darker and Edgier: Definitely. The very beginning of the story is soul crushing Downer Beginning.
  • Death by Adaptation: Scar's entire herd is killed off by a mudslide.
  • Dramatic Irony: Terence and Matilda go out of their way to try and keep Aurora and Borealis' family from learning about the Temporary Park, unaware that Gorgon has already located it and is planning an attack.
  • The Dying Walk: Gorgon exits the story grievously wounded, claiming he'll walk it off. Word of God, however, confirmed he was mortally wounded and that this trope is in effect.
  • Fantastic Racism: This is still an issue even after a year. When all the carnivores are released to save power for winter most of the park is in an uproar, even the human employees are unnerved, but this only seems to be the case with the newer ones. Though it's shown that a majority of Residents are comfortable with the predators presence. The biggest example of this trope has been [[spoiler:Hazels own mother], she see's the Residents as nothing, but mindless killers who want to gobble up helpless humans,and refuses to listen to any believe otherwise. She has overcome this after a nervous tour with Juniper.
  • From Bad to Worse: Not only did the group arrive in prehistoric Alaska just as winter was about to begin, but they are also forced to disable the white noise machines and several of the other security measures, in order to limit their power usage.
  • Namedbythe Adaptation: The old Edmontonia from March of the Dinosaurs is named Ilana, who speaks with a soft Scottish accent.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While the S.A.G.E.S actions are rather extreme, Nigel IS keeping secrets from them regarding what animals he is keeping at the park.
  • The Mole: Daniel Rimbauer of the S.A.G.E.S.
  • Oh, Crap!: Everyone from the park has this reaction when they learn that Ellis accidentally sent them to prehistoric Alaska just as winter is about to begin.
  • Real After All: Turns out the tv series was real, and implies Chased By Dinosaurs is the same.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • As Hazel has been spending a lot of time working only with Flia during rescue missions, she isn't exactly a stellar teammate. It becomes more painfully obvious during a team training exercise where she leaves the team and her sister in the dust without concern.
    • As the S.A.G.E. group acts as the backer of the park, they are able to see how much it makes in income and spends in expenses. Consequently, they become suspicious when they notice how much Nigel is making in fertilizer, which is far in excess of the amount that would be produced by the amount of living animals at the park (assuming that those animals aren't dinosaurs, of course).
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Juniper is seemly the last for her Herd as she is willing to interact with carnivores of the park. Not saying that Scrowler and Patchi are bad leaders, but one solves his problems threw force and the other is clearly suffering trauma.
  • Little Stowaway: We have three so far; Hazels mother and sister and now Mikiya though only the latter went on purpose.
  • Shout-Out: The events of chapter 8, specifically the ending, resemble the ending of episode three from Planet Dinosaur, as both involve a herd of centrosaurs trying to cross a flooded river, while take losses both from a pack on tyrannosaurs on one bank and from debris in the swollen river.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: Once Nigel desyncs the portal, the plot splits between the younger staff and prehistoric residents (plus stowaways) trying to survive in prehistoric Alaska, and Daniel Rimbauer in the present, who is trying to figure out what Nigel is doing in the park.
  • Weird Weather: A flashback reveals that Hazel and Flia, while acting as scouts for the herd in the first story, encountered a sand storm accompanied with lighting. These actually exist in real life.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: Nigel had Marcus modifiy the portal so that, after the animals move to the Temporary Park, it will lose down, then reopen three months later..but only relative to when the staff arrived there. In the present, it will be two years later when the portal opens again.
    • Due to a mess up, Ellis accidentally set it so that four months pass before the portal reopens.


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