“The Noir Mesozoic”

Films: Anonymous Rex (2004)

Alias: Various, notably Vincent Rubio, Ernie Watson, Gabriel Watson, Raal, the Voice of Progress/Circe, Shin

Type: Ancient

Location: Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of average humans (usually).

Affiliation: Good (most of them), Evil (the Voice of Progress)

Summary: Dinosaurs being alive in the 21st century is hardly a novel concept. Them here with sapient intelligence is better, but also explored. But how about a hardboiled detective story where all the main characters are dinosaurs wearing human guises most of the time? Now, we're interested...

History: Long ago, a few dinosaur species survived the K-9 extinction, and went into hiding. Over the centuries, they tried numerous ways to blend in to human society. Sometimes they prospered, such as in Egypt and especially China, but in places like Europe, they were hunted and discriminated against. After many years of inspiring stories of Gods and dragons, the dinosaurs took to developing convincing disguises that only got better with time, until they were a part of expensive hologram technology. Now, they live among us as regular folk. One dino, a velociraptor detective named Vincent Rubio, is about to discover a cult bent on radical social change. This cult is named after and led by Circe, or the Voice of Progress, and hopes to overthrow humanity as the dominant species to get back at them for forcing them into the shadows. Some want to prove their mettle though smarts, while at least one wants to turn dinos into savages to take down mankind by force. Either way, Vincent is at a crossroads as to whether he should support this cult or put his personal beliefs aside for the greater good.

Notable Kills: Nothing special, though eating raw meat is a mark of shame in modern dino society.

Final Fate: Eventually, Vincent chooses to not go with the whole dinosaur revolution, and resumes his job. He's still a little uncertain about where things are going, but as far as he's concerned, it was never meant to be easy.

Powers/Abilities: The dinosaurs have access to hologram technology that perfectly conceals their looks.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 2.5-Aside from some bad CGI and horribly dated dino designs, most of them are just trying to live life despite all of the prejudice that could arise. That said, the bad eggs could pose a threat to us, but probably nothing worse than an average terrorist attack. Which is no joking matter, but still.

Trivia: -This film was based off a book series of the same name, though it was more based off the prequel novel, "Causal Rex", than the first.

-This film was meant to be the start of a TV series, but the poor reception canned that concept.

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Said every conspiracy theorist.
Zilla's disguise must have failed hard.
"They almost made me accurate. MOSTLY."
With little horns like that, no wonder he disguised himself.