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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: You could interpret Bad Rap's behaviour as being motivated by guilt for causing the death of other dinosaurs (or at least other velociraptors) in the pilot, thus explaining why he is so obsessed with exterminating humans and bringing back a dinosaur era on Earth.
  • Angst? What Angst?: While the Dinosaurs were sometimes saddened that they were the last of their kind, Hard Rock quickly got over the fact that he was stranded on Earth with no way to get back home again.
  • Bizarro Episode: "The Extreme Files". A parody of, of all things, The X-Files. Pork and several other airplane passengers mysteriously disappear, so agents Scolder and Mully get called up to investigate it. They suspect that Roswell and Pork might be in involved. They along with other FBI agents infiltrate Pork's home where the Dinosaurs are. Scolder and yes Mully are surprised by talking dinosaurs actually existing. The dinosaurs and the FBI agents suspect Roswell scientist Becky Scarwell who has a history with Scolder. Turns out that several aliens abducted the passengers as hostages in exchange for the aliens Scarwell has been keeping captive. They free the aliens and the airplane passengers return to their seats. Oh and the Raptors don't appear at all in this episode.
    • "Agent Double-O Dinosaur", a parody of James Bond that features T-Bone going on a solo mission in Europe, complete with hidden gadgets. The other dinosaurs make only minor appearances, and T-Bone is forced to work with the Raptors... until they inevitably backstab him so they can overthrow the human villain and get the episode's plot device for themselves.
  • Critical Research Failure: Though it wasn't very common knowledge when the show aired, Pteranodons, of course, aren't dinosaurs and Stegosaurus did not live at the end of the Cretaceous. Also, the raptors are depicted a la Jurassic Park rather than their real selves.
  • Ear Worm: The theme-song, big time. "Extreme, Extreme, EXTREME DINOSAURS...!"
  • Invincible Hero: Considering the villains are raptors while the heroes get all the more powerful dinosaurs and pterosaur (T-rex, triceratops, pteranodon and stegosaurus), this is to be expected. To be fair, the Raptors can be a real threat when they go with a plan, but whenever it comes to direct confrontation, they tend to lose quite quickly.
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  • Tear Jerker: There's one point where it finally dawns on the team that they're the only dinosaurs left and everyone they knew before they were mutated is dead. Special mention goes to poor Bullzeye, who briefly mistakes a pteranodon skeleton in a museum for a living pteranodon. When he sees what it really is, he's visibly upset.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Ridge from the Colossal Dome two parter. He looked like he would join the team as the sixth dinosaur, but he stays with the rebels and never appears again.
    • Argor Zodrak. He's the one who mutated both the Extreme Dinosaurs and the Reckless Raptors (who are loyal to him) but he's barely in the show at all.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The plot involving the Raptors finding raptor eggs and trying to have them hatch in order to raise an army had the Extreme Dinosaurs steal an egg and trying to raise it as one of them, hoping this might result in at least one good raptor, with Spike being sceptic about the idea. In the end, the eggs turn out to actually be ostrich eggs. While this twist is undiscutably hilarious, no one can deny it would have been cool to have a good raptor as a new character considering all that would have involved.
  • The Woobie: Haxx.
    • Spittor in "Jurassic Art." His partners gave him no support for his short lived artist career. In fact, they were the ones to end it.
    • Even though they're both evil, you can't help but feel a little sympathy for them.

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