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Basic Trope: Feathered dinosaurs are portrayed as goofy-looking and harmless.

  • Straight: The feathered Velociraptor is fluffy, tries to fly, and is friendly.
  • Exaggerated: All feathered dinosaurs, avian or not, are pink, cluck like chickens, and do not kill anything.
  • Downplayed: The Velociraptor is sometimes used for comic relief, but is mostly played for horror.
  • Justified:
    • The Velociraptor is domesticated, and was bred for companionship.
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    • The Velociraptor was genetically modified to make feathered dinosaurs look goofy.
  • Inverted: Feathered dinosaurs are swift, agile, and deadly, while the featherless dinosaurs are cold-blooded, sluggish, and lazy.
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  • Double Subverted: The feathered Velociraptor is laughed at, but then pounces on one of the humans. It then turns out that it is only licking the human playfully.
  • Parodied: A scaly Velociraptor that did not kill anyone is considered the most feared dinosaur, but another, feathered Velociraptor that has killed 1,000 people is still seen as a harmless laughing stock.
  • Zig Zagged: Some of the feathered dinosaurs are fluffy and silly, but others are dangerous.
  • Enforced:
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    • The Velociraptor was originally going to be a villain, but the director demanded that it be changed to a comic relief character.
    • The work was created by people that dislike feathered dinosaurs, and the work was created to make feathered dinosaurs look stupid.
  • Lampshaded: "If the dinosaurs have feathers, they're harmless. If it has scales, run. Don't ask me why the dinosaurs are like that."
  • Invoked: The Velociraptor was genetically modified to make feathered dinosaurs look goofy.
  • Exploited: Bob uses the feathered Velociraptors to attack Alice, knowing that the feathers will make them be underestimated.
  • Defied: Bob tells Alice to stop laughing at the feathered Velociraptors.
  • Discussed: "I don't care if it has feathers. It's still a dangerous creature that we need to be careful around!"'
  • Conversed: "So I'm watching a show with a feathered dinosaur, and you guessed it, the feathered dinosaur was goofy."
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