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Raptormaniacs is a Webcomic by our own troper Albertonykus. He describes it as "an attempt at a web comic side project with maniraptors. They express whatever funny or unfunny jokes that turn up inside my head, parody songs, and occasionally provide a few legitimate scientific facts."

Check it out. Also now available in Askblog form.


This comic provides examples of:

  • Bat Out of Hell: Ostrom states they mostly subvert this trope, although he recalled waking up with a bleeding cut on his foot made by a vampire bat (who apparently made a bet that it could drink 30 grams of his blood).
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  • Butt-Monkey: Ostrom always gets pummeled in conflicts against other creatures. In other times, he is never given a chance to make a kill.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Ostrom will always get beaten up or chased away when pitted against anything bigger than himself, in a Take That! to media depictions of dromaeosaurids being able to kill larger creatures.
    • By contrast, Savape can easily kill pretty much anything, regardless of size.
  • Dumb Muscle: Subverted with the stegosaurids, as Skull learned the hard way.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Savape is only crow-sized, and yet she can kill anything with ease.
  • Prickly Porcupine: Savape states that they, along with armadillos, are difficult for her to eat.
  • Raptor Attack:
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    • Averted by Skull the Eumaniraptor Trio.
    • It's played straight once, but it was intentional.
  • Running Gag: On the Askblog, when asked about opinions about a certain movie, Zahavi will always say "I like the part where everybody exploded."
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Jinfengopteryx, Tsaagan, Caudipteryx, and Therizinosaurus. Obscure species also often pop up in the Askblog as well.
  • Shown Their Work:
    • The strip's maniraptorans are all properly feathered.
    • A strip featuring a tyrannosaurid correctly shows its fused nasal bones.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: Deinonychus and Archaeopteryx. A generic tyrannosaurid and diplodocid appear in a recent strip. Allosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Dilophosaurus, and Ceratosaurus appear in the museum battle/Rickroll strip. Many stock dinosaurs are mentioned/referenced on the Askblog.
  • Taken for Granite: Zahavi fossilizes in one strip.
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  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: No one seems to care when Zahavi fossilizes or lifts objects with his mind. They even seem slightly annoyed at it.

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