“Life finds a way”

Films: Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Jurassic Park 3 (2003)

Alias: Velociraptors (the Big One), Brachiosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Triceratops, Rexy the Tyrannosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Gallimimus, Compsognathus (Compies), Stegosaurus, Mamenchisaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, the Tyrannosaurus family (Buck, Doe, and Junior), Pteranodons, Spinosaurus, Corythosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Ceratosaurus

Type: Ancient/Man-Made

Location: Jungle/Haunted home/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of a puppy (Compsognathus) to that of a tall building (Brachiosaurus).

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: It is one of the greatest dreams of any child. To bring real life dinosaurs back from extinction and into the real world. In truth, this is mankind's greatest accomplishment...and it's biggest blunder. For on the isles of Nublar and Sorna, Murphy's Law is in full effect 24/7...

History: John Hammond's biggest dream was to build a park on an isolated island, create dinosaurs from DNA gathered from ancient mosquitos, and entertain the masses. Alas, no matter how many times he tells us he spared no expense, there's still the fact that his dreams were full of holes. Aside from the pitfalls of making a park on what was later revealed to be a volcanic island (?!?), he also didn't hire very trustworthy people, and the inevitable storms resulted in some of the nastier dinosaurs breaking loose. These included the ferocious yet rather solitary Tyrannosaurus Rex later known as Rexy, and the deceptively intelligent Velociraptors led by the Big One. At the very least, Hammond had another island, Isla Sorna, where the dinosaurs could roam free intentionally. Too bad that place invited hunters and thrill-seekers just so they could all get picked off by the locals, including a genetically modified hybrid Spinosaurus that ruled the place for a while.

Notable Kills: The lawyer's demise at the broken outhouse, the "clever girl" routine, two Rexes sharing a body like a spaghetti noodle, the infamous "Spinosaurus neck snap", the Sornan Velociraptors using a barely alive person as a trap before killing him. Suffice to say, death doesn't come cheap.

Final Fate: Many of the dinosaurs, particularly the villainous ones, perish either at the hands of man or each other. Then again, every greedy and exploitative person who draws their ire goes out horribly. And for the longest time, it seemed as if the dinosaurs would occupy their islands in peace away from humanity. Then in 2005...the park reopened with the new name, but also a greater catastrophe or two...

Powers/Abilities: Some dinosaurs can change their sex to mate, while the Velociraptors come with a stunning intelligence.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: .5-Admittingly, most of the herbivores are rather docile. But the carnivores are nothing less than the epitome of everything you ever feared about the Mesozoic Era. The Tyrannosaurus is more terrifying in a majestic sense, but the Velociraptors are practically the past's answer to serial killers and hitmen.

Trivia: -The franchise has become infamous for housing some admittingly dated designs. In particular are the Dilophosaurus and the Velociraptors. The former was actually much bigger and scarier in real life, while the raptors were no bigger than small dogs. The raptors from the original book were actually based off Deinonychus, and even then, they outsized those. Also, raptors have feathers. Live with it.

-Originally, the Spinosaurus was going to be a Baryonyx, but this was scrapped. Also, his fight with the T.Rex and his true demise would have been elaborated upon had it not been for budgetary and timely constraints, particularly how his animatronic decapitated the Rex one during filming.

Image Gallery

Must have felt like that long due to how films are usually made.

Because 3D makes everything better, right?

First impressions are important. This is no exception.

It's feeding time, but it's prison food compared to the real thing.

Accurate? No. Terrifying? Still.

Something should have quit while it was ahead.


Not sure how you share bigger meals, but yeah.

This island is not a home.

Alan! What?! We had to say it!

"You have a voicemail."

Pteranodons are not eagles! STOP IT!
Open these gates and you may have forfeited your life.

Paradise made and found.

She's like a puppy...that could kill you ten times over.

Clever girl, indeed...

Remember, kids! They're basically water buffaloes, only more dangerous and tempermental.

"We don't need long grass to scare you."

Something this film kinda did.

A lust for conquest. That is the Spinosaurus.

Behold, the new king.

Loving the new haircut!

Guess the cast of Dinosaur really did flourish.
A fitting omen.

Okay, who mutated the Tyrannosaurus?!

Smash it! SMASH IT NOW!

The school cafeteria kitchen just got more forbidden.

Guess what? They're just co-stars in this film.

Hope that glare causes you to swerve.

Hail to the queen, New York.

And not even the water is safe...

The scene that killed the movie is about to play out. It's not too late! STOP!

"Florida people?! That's it! You're on your own, apes!"

Goofy, as reincarnated as a Ceratosaurus.

Real dignified entrance for an iconic dinosaur.

Oh, hey. Cannon fodder!

"OOOOOOHKLAHOMA, where the wind goes rolling down the plain..."

What did you THINK was going to happen?!

Yeah, good luck catching them.

One for the album!

It only leaves corpses, unworthy ones.

This...this is Dinosaur Hell...

Cue the fan rage in 3...2...

When did those test-tube morons have the time to make THEM?!

Like all bullies, one major bit of resistance and he's pouting away.