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Jurassic World is a fanfiction by The Geeky Zoologist that consists in a longer and darker reimagining of the 2015 film Jurassic World.

The premise is similar to that of the latter, but with a few differences:

After twelve years of existence, the theme park Jurassic World on Isla Nublar is thriving and a major family destination as it houses dinosaurs and other prehistoric species brought back from extinction thanks to breakthroughs in genetics made three decades earlier.
But this is not enough to satisfy the ambitions of the park's management who announce the upcoming exhibition of the Indominus rex, a genetically designed dinosaur hybrid whose behaviour raise more and more concerns while the phantom of the Jurassic Park's and San Diego's incidents linger.
When the Indominus escape, the park's staff and the troops of the Grey Guard are thrown in a race against clock to prevent the park from falling into chaos and this while ominous signs herald the imminence of another kind of danger.

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This fan-fiction was first written in French and a full version in that langage had been published in 2019. An English version was completed in April 2020.

The story can be found on Fanfiction.net[1] and Archive Of Our Own [2].


The Geeky Zoologist's Jurassic World contains examples of:

  • Action Girl:
    • Claire Dearing becomes this over the course of the story
    • Every woman in the Grey Guard.
    • Jemma Thomson, a visitor and one of the passengers of the attacked safari truck is a cop back in England.
    • Olivia Decker and Esmeralda Pizarro, the only women among the Slayers.
    • In addition to them, there are several minor or unnamed female characters among the park keepers, the J-SEC, and Ingen Security’s soldiers.
  • Actor Allusion:
  • Adaptation Expansion: This fic reimagine the story of the 2015 film Jurassic World but while the latter was a 124 minutes long blockbuster, this version of Jurassic World has enough material for two films or an entire season.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Several of the film's characters are concerned by this trope.
    • Claire Dearing: While film Claire started as a “stiff” and acted a bit wooden, this version of the character starts with a more expressed personality (by being a Lady Swears-a-Lot, a Cool Aunt to Zach, making snarks on regular occasions, successfully putting Owen back in his place and she thinks he’s going too far with his innuendoes, listening some opera while working in her office and walking barefoot in it). On the other hand, she’s also a meaner bos, criticize Masrani behind his back and she cope with the stress of her job by drinking alcohol. The tragic aspects of her downfall are more explored and she suffers from a Sanity Slippage in the second half of The Fallen Kingdom, nearly killing Dr Preston in an outburst of rage, attempting to commit suicide, and threatening the control room’s technicians when they show reluctance to play a part in her plan of releasing Roberta the tyrannosaur.
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    • Owen Grady: This story’s version of Owen Grady is portrayed less as your classic PG-13 action hero protagonist and more like a Lancer and a Hypercompetent Sidekick for Dearing in the second half of The Edge of Chaos and overall shines more through his knowledge of animal behaviour than any action feat (and the grey guards are the action heroes of this story). This also reflects in his appearance, with this character’s version having Barbarian Long Hairs. He also has a more complex behaviour, by being, one hand, a little bit nerdier and less good with people than his film counterpart, aspects that can make Adorkable in the eyes of some; and on the other, having a sterner and cautious attitude with characters that tends to make mistakes with dinosaurs (Leon in the chapter The Raptor Whisperer; the park’s management with the Indominus during the first half of The Edge of Chaos). He can also show a much darker aspect when pushed against a wall (openly threatening Hoskins and barely having any consideration for the lives of the In Gen mercenaries killed by his achillobators) and lose his cool when his emotions takes over.
    • Gray Mitchell: Gray is calmer during the park’s visits, though he is just as enthusiastic, and is snarkier and more dismissive (towards his aunt at least) than his film counterpart.
    • Zach Mitchell: This version of Zach is less jerky and though he is not as much of a fan of the park and the dinosaurs than his brother, he is less jaded during the visit, even liking some of the attractions. He also have some hidden depths, by having paid attention to information about the island’s history in the first day of their visit or having learned horse riding before the story’s events.
    • Victor Hoskins: In this story, Vic Hoskins is less cartoony and a much serious character. He is a more reasonable authority figure (by taking measures in favour of the park’s visitors and employees security and advising Masrani on some of the issues during the disaster), having some standards (which causes conflict between him and Susan Lynton, In Gen’s vice president), being genuinely concerned for In Gen’s future, and a Frontline General (unlike his film counterpart who stayed in the control room during the raptors’ mission). He’s also perfectly aware that deploying raptors in a battlefield would be non-sensical and he explains to Grady that his plan is more to use them for tracking and skirmishes operations.
    • Henry Wu:
    • Simon Masrani: Masrani is here still an affable billionaire genuinely concerned for the park, its animals, employees and visitors, but wrong him or insult him, he will take the gloves off and adopt a more imperious attitude.
    • Zara Young: Though she seems to be at the first the same Aloof Dark-Haired Girl than her film’s counterpart, it’s later subverted in the chapter Night Life where she befriends Zach and shows a more fun aspect of her. She’s also really helpful to Dearing in finding the Mitchells brothers, by searching them among the pictures taken by the motion sensors. However, the later reveal that she was a spy working for one of In Gen’s rivals throws some shade on her.
  • Adaptational Species Change: Instead of being Velociraptor like in film, Owen's raptors are Achillobator.
  • Advanced Ancient Acropolis: There is an entire underground city and necropolis under one of Isla Nublar's mountains, built by an extinct pre-columbian civilization.
  • Age Lift:
    • Katashi Hamada is around a decade older than his film counterpart.
    • Claire Dearing is around 35 years old in this story while she is supposed to be a few years younger in the canon of the JW films.
    • Zach Mitchell is stated to be 18 instead of 16 like in the film.
  • Alternate History: In this universe, Rolando Araya Monge became president of Costa Rica instead of Abel Pacheco and attended the inauguration of Jurassic World.
  • An Arm and a Leg:
    • During her fight against Roberta, the Indominus has one of her arms ripped off.
    • Claire loses her right forearm when the Indominus' jaws close on it.
  • Animal Nemesis:
    • The Indominus is this to the grey guards and Claire Dearing.
    • Ghost-Hand and the Three Gorgons are this to Ingen's troops during the Saurian Wars.
  • Anyone Can Die: Nearly two thirds of the main characters dies during the Fall of Jurassic World.
  • Arc Words: The author has shared on Deviantart two fan-made covers with taglines for each of the two books that makes the story.
    • Paradise is not granted. for the first one, The Edge of Chaos.
    • Who will you be at the end? for the second one, The Fallen Kingdom.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology:
    • Although they are more scientifically accurate than their counterparts from the film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the Baryonyx of this story sport two pairs of catfish-like barbels.
    • Unlike the other Coelurosaurians dinosaur species introduced in this story, the proceratosaurs are scaly. This is justified in-universe as they descend from individuals that were kept at Jurassic Park when the 1993 incident happened and those had been created in accordance to the paleontological knowledge of that time.
  • Ascended Extra: Several minor or unnamed characters from the film go through varying levels of this in this fic.
    • In the film, the trio made by Hal Osterly, Erica Brand and Jim Drucker appears only in one scene. Here, these characters are part of the group that goes to the Indominus' coliseum in the context of a preview visit and are given more lines.
    • Leon, the young man who falls in the raptor paddock in the film, is promoted to status of secondary character once the story reach the Achillobator arc.
    • The unnamed Ingen contractor with whom Hoskins talk with on the beach and who is seen evacuating Wu in the film is given here a name and more lines. He also has been promoted to the role of Ingen Security's number two.
  • Badass Preacher: Gregor Sherman, the leader of the Slayers, was a military chaplain once.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted.
    • During the pterosaurs' attack on Burroughs, Zach is cut on the cheek by one of the Grey Guard’s steelbolt, which leaves him a scar.
    • Later, during the climax, Claire Dearing is disfigured by the Indominus and loses her right forearm.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Over the course of the story, multiple antagonists appear.
    • The Indominus.
    • The Slayers, who send the Indominus on Brunet's platoon and murder Gareth Turner, Mei Tian and Patience Bellamy, actions that will trigger a war between the Grey Guard and Ingen.
    • In Gen's board of directors, especially Susan Lynton, its ruthless vice-president.
    • Depending on the perspective, Gilbert Brunet can be included in this as he is the leader of a violent insurgency against Ingen. While he doesn’t arm the civilians left on the island, the troops that had been originally sent by Hoskins to hunt the Indominus are slaughtered by the insurgents on Brunet's orders. He later threatens to have every animal of Jurassic World killed if Ingen's board of directors doesn’t comply to its demands.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: This story is gorier than the film it's based upon and the original trilogy, with a lot of gruesome deaths and descriptions of bodies and maulings.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent after the first Jurassic Park film,Biosyn is once again mentioned and according to Word of God, the person which calls Wu is Lewis Dodgson.
  • The Cameo:
    • Thomas Kretschmann as Helmut Störmer, sixth marshal of the Grey Guard. Doubles as an Early-Bird Cameo since this character is planned to return in an eventual sequel.
    • Faroese singer Eivør Pálsdóttir plays the grey guard that sings an eulogy during the funerals scene.
  • Canon Foreigner: A lot of them and they actually outnumber the characters originally created by the film's screenwriters.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Among others, there are references to Game of Thrones, the Middle-Earth films, Mass Effect but some of the hypothetically-casted actors have played or voice-acted in those franchises. Sometimes it's played for laugh. For example, Nataliya Darbinian says that morality and common sense forbid guests to fornicate with the hosts at Jurassic World, which is ironic since the actress hypothetically casted as Darbinian is Angela Sarafyan, who played the prostitute Clementine Pennyfeather in Westworld.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The bolt used by Claire during the climax to slay the Indominus while both are on the barrier reef is the same that Zach dodged during the Battle of Burroughs.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death:
    • Steve, one of the veterinary assistants, has his body bisected by the Indominus' jaws.
    • Duncan Glenmore is crushed under his horse before having his head ripped off by a metriacanthosaur.
    • Several of the truck's passengers suffers this in Loudwater. Dom is ambushed and eaten by a metriacanthosaur, Bucephalus smash open one of the visitors' head with his front legs, and others drown when the truck falls off the waterfall and crashes into the basin below.
    • The surviving passengers, including the Thomson family, have their fate being unknown until Hamada and Brunet's platoon find their mauled bodies near the creek, discovering that they had been attacked and massacred by the Indominus, which left only one survivor, the son of the Thomsons, whose face had been eaten by compies in the meanwhile. The guards are forced to grant him a Mercy Kill.
    • Mei Tian and Gareth Turner, who are left bleed to death after having their throats cut.
    • Patience Bellamy, who Reynald Faraci strikes to death with a club.
    • Erin Laurence is stabbed in the abdomen by a Quetzalcoatlus and dies shortly after in the explosion of the Pegasus.
    • The Battle of Burroughs is full of those with people being impaled or flayed by Quetzalcoatlus, zerg rushed by Harpactognathus or marine predators, trampled by Pachyrhinosaurus or other people, drowning in a submerged tunnel, or trapped in burning buildings.
    • Tamara Durant is trampled by a panicked crowd. She dies from internal bleeding shortly after.
    • Léopold Butu, at the hands of the Indominus. She first tear off one of his arms, then crush his thoracic cage and finally threw him to the Neoraptor and the Proceratosaurus, who start eating him while he still lives.
    • The young mercenary who opened the hostilities with the grey guards. Brunet pins him on the ground and smash his skull against steps until his brain is exposed.
    • Maggie, one of Ingen's mercenaries, has her arm broken by Blue and then her face torn to shreds by the latter's claws.
    • Victor Hoskins is eaten alive by Blue, Delta and Echo.
    • Many of the Slayers and Ingen's mercenaries suffers this during their battle against the insurgent grey guards. Ford burst into pieces when his flamethrower's tank explodes, Mc Namara burns alive in his own armour, Leng has his skull smashed by a horse's hooves and Olsen has probably the goriest death. First, his tendons are cut, then a spear is thrusted into his mouth and finally his head is cleaved by an axe.
    • Some of the fleeing mercenaries are brutally killed by baryonyxes as they cross a river, with one of them becoming the object of a tug-of-war game between two of the predators. An before that, his lower jaw was teared off by a claw swipe.
    • After the beforementioned battle, Faraci gets a taste to his own medicine when the insurgents strike him one after the other with his own mace, breaking his bones, before Drekanson shots him in the head. Before the insurgents kills them,Sherman and Parker are tortured, with the latter being poisoned with Octopus' venom.
    • Gray Mitchell, slaughtered along other civilians by the Indominus while she prevents them from taking the postern to the other side of the entrance's wall.
    • During their attack of the palace, the neoraptors tear off their victims' throats before letting them bleed to death.
    • Simon Masrani, dropped by the Indominus on a burning Christmas Tree to be burned alive.
    • Niall Forrester, crushed between the Indominus' jaws and then thrown against a balustrade.
    • The Indominus herself also counts. First, one half of her face suffers third-degrees burns due to the combination of splashed alcohol and a fire arrow at the end of her confrontation with the grey guards, has later one of her arms ripped off by Roberta the tyrannosaur, is stabbed in the belly by Claire Dearing, and when the mosasaur grabs her, she crushes her hip bones under her jaws. She only dies when her neck is snapped by the marine reptile.
    • Pilar Morales' baby, snatched, killed and eaten by an Ornitholestes.
  • Cultural Chop Suey:
    • Burroughs is described having a mix of Spanish colonial and Mayan and Olmec influences in its architecture. The only known exception in the city is the Palace of the Lost Valley, which was mainly inspired by some palaces built in the time of colonial India.
    • In addition to being an international military organization, the Grey Guard shows multiple cultural influences in its culture and gear.
      • As the founder of the organization was a Welsh aristocrat, their fort on Isla Sorna bears a Welsh name and the symbolic animal of the organization is a dragon.
      • They have units called hoplites and retiarii.
      • Their helmets features a spectacle guard and cheek pieces, not unlike some types of Viking helmets.
      • Their sabres are described having an Eastern Asian design.
      • Their protective gear feature small scale-like structures at their surface. The inspirations behind this are the Roman Lorica squamata, Scythian scale armours, and some armours from Feodal Japan and Ancient China.
  • Dark Action Girl:
    • As they are part of the Slayers, Olivia Decker and Esmeralda Pizarro are this.
    • Nataliya Darbinian. Although she is one of the protagonists and can be a good and loyal friend and comrade, she is not above intimidating Wu, killing in cold blood and showing cruelty towards her enemies. The other female grey guards among the insurgents might count as well.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Gilbert Brunet. It turns out that when he was a mercenary in his youth, he worked for the Gadhafi’s regime in Libya, and was involved in the First Congo War and the Rwanda Genocide. He also ended up in the Grey Guard only because he originally went to the Five Deaths Archipelago as a hired gun for a poaching crew.
  • Darker and Edgier: This reimagining of Jurassic World has a way higher body count and is more violent and gorier than both the film upon which it is based and the Jurassic Park original trilogy. Some of the creatures are nightmarish, the main characters go through more suffering, children count among the victims of the fall of Jurassic World, there is a certain number of anti-heroes among the protagonists, and brutal human-on-human violence is not unaccounted.
  • Death by Adaptation:
    • Gray Mitchell, slaughtered along with other civilians by the Indominus.
    • Roberta the tyrannosaur, who succumbs to the severe wounds she got during her battle with the Indominus.
    • The mosasaur, killed and incinerated with other animals by In Gen as part of a scorched-earth tactic to prevent rival companies from getting DNA of their creations.
  • Death of a Child:
    • Children aren't spared during the fall of Jurassic World and Gray Mitchell, the main kid character ends up counting among the Indominus' victims
    • A baby is abducted and eaten by an Ornitholestes in the epilogue.
  • Death Seeker: Claire Dearing during the climax, after realizing that she will have no future because of her role in the fall of the park and that she is likely to get imprisoned. Learning that her DNA is part of the Indominus' genetic makeup doesn't help.
  • Death World:
    • Isla Nublar is this from the Jurassic Park incident to the end of the Saurian Wars and becomes this again at the end. Besides the Indominus and other dangerous animals escaping and killing people, Mount Sibo erupts halfway in the story and an armed conflict break out on the island in The Fallen Kingdom.
    • Isla Sorna, and by extension the rest of the Five Deaths, are still this due to their population of feral dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles. Some even compares Sorna to [[Film/Avatar Pandora]].
  • Dinosaurs Are Dragons:
    • According to Claire Dearing, the Indominus is supposed to evoke a dragon.
    • The motto of the Grey Guards who patrol the dinosaurs' islands is Cave Draconem, "beware of the dragons". The Slayers, In Gen's team of seasoned dinosaur hunters, style themselves as dragonslayers and their emblem even depicts Saint George.
  • Disaster Dominoes:
    • The Indominus scares a mamenchisaur who, in its panic, heads towards the metriacanthosaurs' paddock and ends up destroying a section of its fence, allowing the pack of predators to escape. While the Indominus is attacking the safari truck in which the Mitchell brothers and other visitors are, the metriacanthosaurs attacks a herd and trigger a stampede. Hearing said stampede while she is facing off the mounted grey guards, the Indominus retreats and the riders and the truck are soon caught in the stampede.
    • Not only the quetzalcoatluses makes a tour helicopter crash into the Cartago Aviary but the helicopter breaks the cable of the Gondola Lift in its fall, making several cabins full of trapped visitors crash.
    • During the Battle of Burroughs, another of the tour helicopters crash, this time into the Mosasaur's lagoon. Curious, the mosasaur approaches it and seeing people inside, tries to reach them. To do so, she brings the helicopter to the nearest barrier reef but in the process, she scrapes the aircraft against one of the bay windows and ends up creating a breach. The tunnel is flooded and the emergency system isolate it with doors, trapping some unlucky visitors in it and those drowns.
  • Downer Ending: The Indominus was killed and Mount Sibo's eruption ended... and that's pretty much all the good news there is. The park is in ruins, hundreds of people met their death during its fall, the grey guards suffered heavy losses, the whole northern part of Isla Nublar has been turned into a volcanic desolation, and the very symbol of the first film and Fan Favourite Roberta the Tyrannosaurus has passed away. Things don't improve in the following weeks, with Operation Fallen Kingdom managing to rescue only one third of the animals before being hindered by the US government who prevents Ingen from bringing its creatures back to the United States for now, forcing it to keep them in a facility in mainland Costa Rica, which triggers protests and political tensions. The company is also about to face another economic crisis because of the fall and many Ingen employees are fired, including Owen Grady who can no longer take care of Blue, his only surviving Achillobator. Not only Claire Dearing has been disfigured and crippled by the Indominus, but it's also very implied that her family will turn its back on her, with her half-sister Karen blaming her for Gray's death. On Ingen's side, Lynton is likely to order Wu to resume his work on genetically-engineered dinosaurs for military applications. And to top it all off, the epilogue reveals that an Ornitholestes and a group of Compsognathus have managed to reach the mainland by their own means and a series of attacks begins, ensuring that things aren't even halfway from over.
  • Domesticated Dinosaurs: At Jurassic World, several species fill the roles that domesticated animals have in other theme parks and zoos. Visitors can feed and pet Avimimus, Kunbarrasaurus and Hypsilophodon in the Children's Zoo while there is another attraction which consists in a tour aboard trams drawn by teams of Mantellisaurus.
  • The Dragonslayer: The Slayers, In Gen's team of seasoned dinosaur hunters, were inspired by this trope. Their emblem even depicts Saint George.
  • Enemy Civil War: From the Indominus' perspective, this happens in the second half of the story with the insurgency of the Grey Guards.
  • Expy:
    • As it is an island-wide advanced society won by hubris that ends up being destroyed during a cataclysm, the park Jurassic World is one to Atlantis and Numenor from Tolkien's Legendarium. It's downplayed though as Isla Nublar doesn't end up lost to the waves.
    • The lost Spaniard colony of San Fernandez, destroyed during a volcanic eruption and then forgotten, is one to Pompeii.
    • The Global Broadcasting Company for which Hal Osterly, Erica Brand, and Jim Drucker work is one for NBC.
    • The 18+ forum of Videogames.com is an Anglo-Saxon expy of the forum du 18-25 of the French website jeuxvideo.com.
    • As she fight against beings she once saw as gods in the middle of a theme park, the Indominus can be seen as a dinosaurian version of Dolorès Abernathy.
    • The Palace of the Lost Valley is one to the Palace of the Lost City of the South African resort Suncity.
    • Angus McClenn, one of the grey guards that confronts the Indominus inside the burning Palace of the Lost Valley, is one of Sandor Clegane. Just like the actor who portrays that character in Game of Thrones, he is Scottish.
  • Faction Motto:
    • The Grey Guard have "Cave Dracones"
    • The Unidad Especial de Intervencion, Costa Rica's Special Forces: "For God, Fatherland, and Honor!", just like in Real Life.
  • Fake Nationality: Several cases induced by the hypothetical casting.
    • German Alexander Dreymon as American Owen Grady.
    • Armenian Angela Sarafyan as Russian Nataliya Darbinian. Downplayed as Darbinian is of Armenian descent.
    • Honduran Miguel Izaguirre as Costa Rican Julio Velasquez.
    • British Christine Adams as American Patience Bellamy
    • Mexican Gerardo Taracena as (Costa Rican) Tun-Si Paco Cortès
    • Canadian Terry Chen as American Kevin Leng
    • French Guillaume Delaunay as American Nolan Olsen
    • Canadian Tom McBeath as American Dominick Silverman
    • Canadian Erik Knudsen as American Ivan Preston
    • Spanish Oscar Jaenada as Venezuelan Jaime Aguilera
  • Fantasy Conflict Counterpart: The conflict between Ingen’s Security Forces and Isla Nublar’s feral carnivores that took place during the construction of Jurassic World, named the Saurian Wars, draws inspiration from the Indian Wars, the Vietnam War, the Roman conquest of Britain, and some episodes of the French Resistance.
  • Flamethrower Backfire: During the ambush in The Fury of the Dragons, one of the insurgents shoots in the tank of Ford's flamethrower. He dies in the following explosion and Mc Namara and two mercenaries are caught in the fire ball.
  • Genre-Busting: This reimagining of Jurassic World is an Epic that blends sci-fi, thriller, horror, disaster and action-adventure elements, along with mythological and Fantasy inspirations and references.
  • Gentle Giant Sauropod: Subverted. While the appearing sauropod species doesn't show any kind of gratuitious agressivity towards the humans, they can be pose a huge threat if they panic. It also seems that Apatosaurus doesn't follow this trope since a subadult male attack the Indominus.
  • Ghost Town: San Fernandez, a colony that the Spaniards had built on Isla Nublar at the end of the 16th century and which was destroyed during an eruption of Mount Sibo.
  • Ghost City: Burroughs become this after the fall of Jurassic World.
  • Knight of Cerebus:
    • Once the Indominus is introduced, the story starts to deal with the darker aspects behind the fantasy of the park and by the end of the scene in the Coliseum, the reader knows that it’s only a matter of time before things goes south because of her.
    • The group of mercenaries who have staged the Indominus' ambush on Brunet’s platoon and murdered Gareth Turner, Mei Tian and Patience Bellamy, darkens the story’s atmosphere even more. When the grey guards discovers that this group of mercenaries is actually In Gen’s black ops team, things escalate and a war break out on the island between In Gen and the Grey Guard.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Not only all the characters from the film are brought back in this story but dozens of original characters had been added to the roster. In total, there is more than sixty named characters.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters:
    • The raptors from the original trilogy, who had been renamed Neoraptor one year after the events of Jurassic Park 3, turns out to be this as they are a genetic hybrid of Achillobator giganticus and Deinonychus antirrhopus. This was unintentional from Ingen' geneticists as both species were classified under the Velociraptor genus back in the 80's by some paleontologists. And it's a downplayed example as Neoraptor can be easily mistaken as a large unfeathered Deinonychus.
    • The Indominus is undoubtedly this. Her base genome is Giganotosaurus and she has genes from several species of predatory dinosaurs (Tyrannosaurus, Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Megaraptor, Proceratosaurus, Neoraptor), two modern bird species (Southern rockhopper Penguin, Red-bellied Woodpecker), a Cretaceous Crocodyliform (Kaprosuchus), several modern reptiles (Boa constrictor, Eyelash Viper, Texas horned Lizard, Giant Girdled Lizard, Blue-eyed anglehead Lizard) and other species with uncommon abilities which are the frog Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni( allowing her to hide her thermal signature),the Common Cuttlefish, allowing her to camouflage,the rodent Acomys percivali, known for its regenerative abilities; and, beware huge spoilers,Homo sapiens.
  • Monster Delay: The Indominus is only fully revealed near the end of the first book. Before that, only her overall shape and some of her body parts are seen by the POV characters.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • In the prologue, In Gen’s hunters use a box that produces ultrason against Roberta, just like Biosyn’s group did in The Lost World novel against some dinosaurs, including a couple of T.rex. We learn later that the Slayers have weaponized this device and use it against the creatures they are tasked to eliminate. And just like in the TLW novel, the device broke at one point and one character is brutally killed shortly after because of this malfunction.
    • Burroughs, the main hub of Jurassic World, shares its name with a village in Jurassic Park: Trespasser. Some of the inspirations behind its architecture were the buildings in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis and the Jurassic Park area in Universal Studios Hollywood park.
    • The Pteratops Lodge from the novel and which is featured in one of Jurassic Park’s concept arts appears.
    • Masrani’s and Wu’s debate in the chapter Tea is heavily inspired by the Version 4.4 scene of the original novel. original novel
    • In Of Marketing, Grady mentions the necessity of knowing an animal's behaviour before giving it a tranquiliser, using the differences between the elephant, the rhino and the hippo as an example, just like Muldoon did in the novel.
    • Grendel, the company which acted as the main villain in John Sayles’ Jurassic Park IV script, is mentioned as being one of Ingen’s two biggest rivals along with Biosyn.
    • The entrance of the Expedition: Lost World attraction is similar to that of Jurassic Park's river adventure at Islands of Adventure.
    • The way the Indominus bursts out of the vegetation when she attacks the mounted Grey Guards escorting Walter's truck is reminiscent to that of Roberta when she lunges on one of the Gallimimus in the first Jurassic Park.
    • Ammut, the spinosaur who plays an important role in Hamada’s and Brunet’s backstory and whose skull now adorn Caer Draig’s Great Hall, is the one from Jurassic Park 3.
    • At one point, Lowery mentions that the sensors network doesn’t cover the Loudwater Valley, where some visitors had disappeared. A similar problem occurs in the original novel with the sensors not covering the Jungle Cruise’s river itself.
    • The room where the members of Ingen’s board of directors are seen is where Ludlow expose his plan to Ingen's executives in a cut scene of The Lost World.
    • During their phone conversation, Henry Wu and Lewis Dodgson talk about Prometheus and his fate. In the novel, Wu has his innards devoured by a raptor, just like Prometheus has an eagle that devours his liver.
    • A raptor is killed by a rocket launcher, like in the original novel.
    • Owen Grady and Barry Sembène discovers some MORO-12 gas grenades in a cave full of proceratosaurs skeletons and nests. In the novel, some of the characters suggest to use this gas to kill all the raptors in the underground storage area.
    • The chapter title The Forest explodes is the same as one of Michael Giacchino's tracks in the album of The Lost World.
    • The family names of the Archangel's pilots are Cafaro and Yoder.
    • Gilbert Brunet uses Conus purpurascens venom to end Damian Parker's sufferings.
    • The geosternbergias that have a brief cameo after the funerals at Caer Draig are more based on a concept-art made for the TLW than the actual pteranodons that appears at the end of that film.
    • The Farm, Ingen’s complex in the Ismaloya Mountains, is based on the facility that In Gen uses to grow plants in the novel canon.
    • When Claire and Owen discuss about Roberta when he visits her at the hospital, she mentions that, according to Caer Draig’s resident palaeontologist, the whole theory about the tyrannosaur’ visual acuity being based on movement is bullshit. In the Lost World novel, Levine says a similar thing.
    • Owen brings Claire in an excursion to the reserve of Cabo Blanco, where the Bowman incident happens in the novel.
    • As they are sitting on the beach, Claire and Owen see Brown Pelicans flying over the ocean.
    • The Epilogue is set in the village of Bahia Anasco, where the original novel started and just like in it, a Morales woman see a baby being devoured by dinosaurs.
  • Offwith His Head: Duncan Glenmore gets his head ripped off by a Metriacanthosaurus.
  • The Other Darrin: Although most of the characters originally created by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly,and Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, globally look like their counterparts from the 2015 film aside from some clothing and capillary differences, it isn't the case for Katashi Hamada and Owen Grady who have to be imagined portrayed by different actors in this story. In his author's notes, The Geeky Zoologist has given his alternate hypothetical casting for these characters: Alexander Dreymon as Owen Grady and Hiroyuki Sanada as Katashi Hamada.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: The Grey Guards ambush and slaughter the Slayers for sending the Indominus on them and murdering three of theirs. In order to get information, they are also not above torturing Gregor Sherman and Damian Parker.
  • Popcultured Badass:
    • Claire Dearing, who is a fan of Tolkien, Mass Effect and seems familiar with Allan Quatermain and the Alien Franchise. As she calls J.J Abrams and Rian Johnson clowns at one point, one could count her among the Star Wars fans disappointed by the sequel trilogy.
    • Owen Grady, who makes references to Romancing the Stone, Indiana Jones, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Skyrim, Warhammer, Alien: Resurrection, and is also familiar with Tolkien works and its adaptations.
    • Nataliya Darbinian is a James Bond fan, especially of the Connery-era films.
    • Gilbert Brunet is also familiar with the James Bond series as he compares Wu to Dr No in one of his POV parts.
  • Private Military Contractors:
    • The Grey Guard can be considered as this. They have been tasked to guard the Five Deaths Archipelago by Costa Rica and the United Nations and helps Masrani Global with the security of Jurassic World.
    • Ingen Security is partly made of this.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Played with as the animals and the people who has those colours aren't necessarily evil.
    • The pachyrhinosaurs are described having scarlet and black markings.
    • Although she is mostly white, the Indominus has black stripings and red spots.
    • Red and black are among the colours of the insurgent grey guards' warpaints.
  • Ribcage Ridge: In the prologue, the convoy drives past several Giraffatitan skeletons.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After learning that Ingen Security stabbed them in the back by using them as unwitting test subjects, the Grey Guards do this as well.
  • Science Marches On: Some species that had appeared in the original trilogy had been renamed in universe according to the advancements made in Real-life. Thus, the brachiosaurs had been reclassified as Giraffatitan while the "velociraptors" of the original trilogy had been classified as a new species, Neoraptor athertonii, by Wu himself, as they are actually hybrids of Deinonychus antirrhopus and Achillobator giganticus.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Achillobator, Anzu, Geosternbergia, Harpactognathus, Henodus, Kunbarrasaurus, Manteliisaurus, Metriacanthosaurus, Nothosaurus, Pegomastax, Platecarpus, Proceratosaurus, Ptychodus, Shantungosaurus, Tupandactylus, Unenlagia, and Yinlong are among the featured prehistoric species.
    • Obscure modern species native from Costa Rica also appears, including the American Crocodile, the American Ibis, the White-nosed Coati, the Military Macaw, the Chestnut-mandibled Toucan, the Variegated Squirrel, and the King Vulture.
    • A part of the species that makes the Indominus' genetic makeup falls under that category: Megaraptor, the Southern rockhopper Penguin, the Red-bellied Woodpecker, the Eyelash Viper, the Giant girdled Lizard, the Blue-eyed anglehead Lizard, Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni, and Acomys percivali.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The pteranodons who escaped from Isla Sorna in 2001 went to British Columbia and captured a boy there and took him to their nests.
    • The Mitchells brothers embark on the Avalon at the dock B and the gate 24.
    • To enter in Jurassic World, they and the other visitors have to pass a gate built in the middle of a tall wall. The park's entrance is thus even more similar to the wall in King Kong than the gate in the first film.
    • In the topic he made for his fic on the forum jurassic-park.fr, The Geeky Zoologist has shared his inspirations behind Burroughs and some of the park's main structures. Aside from those related to the Jurassic Park franchise (see Mythology Gag above), we have:
      • Dinotopia's Waterfall City and the Holy City from Paraworld for Burroughs.
      • Various natural history museums' rotundas and the inside of the Moon Tower of Minas Ithil as seen in Middle-earth: Shadow of War for the Discovery Center's rotunda.
      • The Mesa Hub from Westworld for the Administration.
      • Seaworld's orca shows arenas and the Zoo d'Amnéville's Tiger World for the Indominus Coliseum (double as a Take That!)
      • Babylon's Hanging Gardens for those of the Grand Nublarian hotel.
    • Owen Grady's nickname, The Raptor Whisperer, is an obvious one to the novel The Horse Whisperer and to Kevin Richardson, also known as The Lion Whisperer.
    • When he and the other officers of the Grey Guard's garrison discuss about Dearing’s uncooperative attitude, Gilbert Brunet says that it’s not like that they are asking her to build watch towers along the coast. In Kaamelott, Léodagan de Carmélide (played by Lionnel Astier, see Hypothetical Casting above) often ask Arthur to build other watch towers. Doubles as an Actor Allusion.
    • In Cave Dracones, Nataliya Darbinian and Percy Baker are watching the film Westworld, directed by Michael Crichton.
    • Lambert Ross, the innkeeper of The Merry Iguanodon and former soldier of Ingen Security, begins his story in the following manner, paraphrasing Asterix's opening narration:
      • Lambert Ross: The year is 2003 CE. Isla Nublar is entirely occupied by In Gen. Well, not entirely... Small clans of indomitable dinosaurs still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the soldiers of In Gen who garrison the fortified construction site of Burroughs…
      • Speaking of Asterix, the Saurian Wars has some similarities with the overall plot of one of the albums, The Mansions of the Gods. You just need to replace the Gauls by dinosaurs, the Romans legionaries by In Gen troops, Caesar by Masrani and the Mansions of the Gods' project by Jurassic World... Unlike the Gaul village, the feral carnivores don't have an happy ending though...
    • In Of Marketing, several are made by Owen Grady.
    • Some of the metriacanthosaurs' names. Terrence, Philippe and Kenny are from South Park, and Sheala and Philippa from The Witcher.
    • The part where a panicked mamenchisaur allows the metriacanthosaurs to escape by destroying a section of their paddock's fence is inspired by the escape scene in the final episode of Prehistoric Park.
    • The stampede and truck chase that occurs just after the Indominus[='-] attack on the truck are inspired by the brontosaurs' stampede in King Kong but also by cattle's stampede in [[Film/Australia Australia]], some action sequences from the Uncharted series, the classic coach attack scenes from Westerns, and the elephants' stampede level from one of the videogames associated with Disney's 1999 animated film Tarzan.
    • In Threats, Susan Lynton calls Isla Nublar a few acres of ash. This echoes Voltaire's words about Canada.
    • For those familiar with the forums of the French website jeuxvideo.com, the chapter The Leak is full of references to it.
    • The following exchange is a reference to a running gag from Alain Chabat's RR Rrrrr!!!.
      • Technician: It's going to be dark!
      • Harriman: Shut up...
    • During her discussion with the cleaning lady, Claire Dearing bring out The Children of Húrin (and inwardly makes a parallel between her and Túrin Turambar). There is later a couple of big shout-outs to this story of the First Age of Middle-Earth. First,her suicide attempt mirror that of Túrin as she intend to cast herself upon a sword like him. Later, she face the Indominus on the bridge that led to the palace, a visual that greatly evokes Túrin's and Glaurung's confrontation before the gates of Nargothrond.
    • The chapter title Men dream of being kings is taken from the album of Anno 2070's extension, Deep Ocean.
    • The chapter Under the Lapacho was written with the Sept of Baelor sequence from [3] in mind.
    • The part where the civilians wait (mostly) in silence and terrified in the halls of the Palace of the Lost Valley whilethe Indominus and the Pack have entered in Burroughs can evoke the scenes set within the Glittering Caves in The Two Towers or in Winterfell’s Crypts in Game of Thrones’ episode The Long Night. It’s even Lampshaded by a young visitor that compares the situation to the ending of the seventh season. Speaking of ASOIAF/GOT, the Indominus shows a behaviour reminiscent of two Targaryen rulers during that part of the story. First, she has started to develop a certain fascination for fire and plans to use it to destroy her enemies, like Aerys, and once she takes the palace, she wants everyone and everything to show submission to her, like Daenerys at the beginning of Eastwatch. Simon Masrani dies in circumstances similar to those of Rickard Stark (Ned Stark’s father, burned alive by Aerys).
    • The part where one of the neoraptors throw a child off a railing during the attack of the Palace is inspired by a description of the Sack of Troy by Homer, where the Achaian soldiers throw Trojan babies off the walls and the roofs.
    • A man carrying an older one on his back and followed by his wife and his son passes by Barry Sembène and Leon.
    • During her confrontation with the Indominus, Claire Dearing quote Ellen Ripley and later paraphrases the Witch-King of Angmar.
      • Claire Dearing: Get away from her you bitch!
      • Claire Dearing: Don't stand between a tyrannosaur and its prey...
    • The scene with Roberta fighting the Indominus while the latter has Dearing in her hand is like an inversion of King Kong's iconic scene. Here, it’s the more human-like monster that is the villain and not the tyrannosaur.
    • Just like Dutch during the climax of Predator, Dearing cover herself in mud in order to avoid being detected immediately.
    • The way Claire ambush the Indominus on the reef barrier and strikes her from below is very inspired by the confrontation between Sigurd and Fafnir, which also inspired Tolkien for The Children of Húrin.
    • The chapter that sees the end of the volcanic long night on Isla Nublar and the defeat of the avatar of death that is the Indominus is named Amidst Salt and Smoke. In the lore of A Song of Ice and Fire, it is said that the second coming of Azor Ahai, the hero that will stand against the darkness, will be reborn amidst salt and smoke.
    • The yacht thanks to which an Ornitholestes and some Compsognathus reach the mainland is called Epeios. Epeios is an alternate name for Epeius of Phocis, a Greek soldier who was the architect of the Wooden Horse during the Trojan War.
  • Social Ornithopod: This fic features Parasaurolophus, Corythosaurus, Shantungosaurus, Dryosaurus and Hypsilophodon. All of them are being depicted as gregarious.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: Zigzagged. Averted with Eve, the female boa that lives around Owen’s bungalow and which is harmless but played straight with the Indominus, who has not only snake DNA but has also snake-like manners sometimes.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: Apatosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Avimimus, Baryonyx, Compsognathus, Corythosaurus, Dimorphodon, Dryosaurus, Gallimimus, Hypsilophodon, Mamenchisaurus, Mosasaurus, Neoraptor (once erroneously considered as Velociraptor in-universe), Ornitholestes, Pachycephalosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Quetzalcoatlus, Rhamphorhynchus, Stegosaurus, Styracosaurus, Therizinosaurus, Triceratops, and Tyrannosaurus appears.
  • Temper-Ceratops: This story has two ceratopsian species with a significant appearence, Triceratops and Pachyrhinosaurus. Though they are herbivorous and seems relatively placid if undisturbed, they can be very dangerous if they are under agression or panicked.
    • The stampeding herd near the middle of The Edge of Chaos includes several Triceratops and those are responsible for the deaths of several grey guards and visitors. Earlier, some mounted grey guards avoids riding near them since they know that they can be temperamental, not unlike modern-day elephants.
    • In the beginning of The Fallen Kingdom, a group of Pachyrhinosaurus are one of the biggest threats during the Battle of Burroughs as they rampage through the city in their panic, trampling countless people on their way.
  • Threatening Shark: Subverted. During their journey through the Depths, Claire Dearing, Owen Grady and Zach Mitchell passes in the subaquatic tunnel that crosses the Western Interior Seaway Lagoon. Zach becomes worried when he notices that a huge shark is resting near the tunnel but said shark is revealed to be a Ptychodus, a non-aggressive durophagous species. Bothered by the trio's flashlights, the Ptychodus quickly retreats in the darkness.

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