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"One would think that the two Dino Attack agents had the upper hand due to their sniping post, but the veteran agents knew that one should never believe in impossibilities in a war where Mutant T-Rexes could lay eggs in banks and not break much, and so be chuck full of personal stories that the database read like a convoluted TV show that made Lost look simple."
— Stranger

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First created in 2005 by a recluse, supposedly a centenarian, the Dino Attack RPG exploded with popularity. It followed the life stories of dozens of characters all at once, and occasionally the paths of the characters would cross and result in team-ups or ridiculous conflicts. After a dark age in which the RPG lost most of its popularity, it rose from the ashes with a new system that forced players to join the centenarian on overly-long drawn-out quests that sometimes end in failure. In addition to being confusing as heck, it's full of death, despair, betrayal, violence, and destruction.

... Wait, this is based upon an unpopular half-year LEGO line?

Indeed, strange things come from small packages.

This Play By Post Role-Playing Game takes the idea of LEGO's shortlived Dino Attack line and runs with it, depicting the entire LEGO Planet in a post-apocalyptic state thanks to the rampages of these Mutant Dinosaurs. In addition, it creates a wide cast of characters, each with his or her own extensive backstory, as they band together to take on the Mutant Dino threat. This war takes the cast to Nostalgia Levels inspired by everyone's favorite LEGO themes while creating new and original storylines. This Adaptation Expansion answers many of Dino Attack's unsolved mysteries, such as the origins of the Dino Attack, and brings it to places darker and edgier than The LEGO Group could have possibly imagined.

Dino Attack RPG contains examples of:

  • Abandoned Hospital: Mercy Hospital.
  • Abdicate the Throne: Despite being next in line as alpha of the Adventurers' Island T-Rex pack, Rex knew that this would conflict with his duties to Dino Attack Team, and so Abdicated the Throne in favor of letting Chompy, his oldest sibling, rule in his stead.
  • Aborted Arc: The fate of any character's story when their player leaves Dino Attack RPG. Probably the most infamous example of an Aborted Arc would be Databoard's quest to rescue Stealth, which was left unresolved after Chronicler of Ko-Koro left Dino Attack RPG.
    • Players do not even need to leave Dino Attack RPG for their story arcs to be aborted. For example, TakunuvaC01 had some plans for the Dino Aliens that were ultimately aborted with the introduction of Dino Attack RPG's story arc formula.
    • The alternate ending L.E.G.O. was aborted after only two chapters.
  • Ace Pilot: Zenna, Prince Samuel Race, Mac, Cabin, Rotor, and Kara.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: In an effort to get rid of Enter and Return, David gave them some money to go about getting their desired items. Enter and Return somehow managed to go to a store, buy a fishing pole, go the harbor, catch a shark, and then return to the hospital in about 30 seconds.
  • Action Girl: Amanda Claw, Dromus, Aravis, Minerva, Vinyaya, Cabin, Kat, Maria, Zelda, Zealot, and Kara.
    • Although not actually agent Pyro, Andrea Jackson Orange is a pretty darn good action girl who specializes in flamethrowers.
    • Action Mom: Sarah Bishop.
    • Dark Action Girl: Silencia Venomosa.
  • Action Survivor: Many Dino Attack agents were former civilians suddenly thrust into the action.
  • Actor Allusion: More of an Author Allusion, but Sam Throramebi drew comparisons between Evil Ogel of Alpha Team and Makuta Teridax of BIONICLE.
    • Several of Atton Rand's characters' names follow a Shout Out Theme Naming, usually consisting of the surname of the character's inspiration and the given name of the actor who played that role.
      • Similarly, Marco Martinet's surname is derived from the voice actor of Mario, Charles Martinet.
    • Kurt MacReady was the one sent to catch Snake, and the two of them subsequently got into a brawl. They were inspired by R.J. MacReady and Snake Plissken, respectively, both of whom were played by Kurt Russel, and served as the lead to John Carpenter movies released a year apart from each other.
    • Hauk and Angel Eyes, both of whom are inspired by characters portrayed by Lee Van Cleef, are revealed to be cousins.
    • In celebration of LEGO Island's 15th Anniversary, the Brickster referred to himself as "Thumper" and quoted a number of lines from the lead weasel of Who Framed Roger Rabbit's Toon Patrol. David L. Lander, the original voice actor of the Brickster in LEGO Island, also voiced Thumper in A Bug's Life and the lead weasel in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
  • Actually a Doombot: Wondering why Ogel was killed three times during the final battle and yet still managed to survive? Maybe you should read the March-April 2001 issue of LEGO Mania.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The original LEGO theme had a very simple plot: mutant dinosaurs are attacking the city, and four guys are trying to stop them. However, the Dino Attack RPG revealed that this has happened all over the world, bringing in other LEGO-themed locations and showing the impact that these events have had on them. The Dino Attack Team of the original theme consisted of four men, but the RPG has shown that it is actually much larger and there are women helping out. It's also explained what happened to the citizens of the various places that have been invaded (an issue completely ignored in the original line), and there is even some background as to why the heck all this is happening in the first place.
  • Adult Fear: Both Sarah Bishop and Helen Rutherford were worried sick about their children being out on the battlefield. Unfortunately, Kate is bullied by Rotor while Scout is killed by Ata.
    • Somewhat understandably, Sarah was uncertain when Andrew started to talk Kate into joining him, as she was worried about the very real possibility of Kate being killed in action.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Dust and Adventure.
  • Affably Evil: Some members of XERRD, most notably Walter Breen. Dust also can be well-mannered but is not evil.
    • Edward Korrupte, CEO of Dacta Corporation, may have been a ruthless businessman who was willing to hire a renowned criminal and permitted her to commit murder for a profit, but he sure did know how to make himself sound like the good guy when it came to his rivalry with Mindstorms, Inc.
    • As Matthew Vherestorm, Blaire Darkling was described as being extremely polite by Nazareno.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: Kate Bishop was introduced solely because Atton Rand noticed that all of his characters, sans Zenna and Elizabeth, were male.
    • Kat was introduced because, at the time, the only other female character in the entire RPG was Amanda, who had been turned into a mutant T-Rex
  • After-Action Patchup: Hertz gets one at the end of both the battle for the forbidden ruins and the battle of the temple of creation.
  • After the End: December 21, 2010 takes place in horrible post-apocalyptic world that makes The Road look romanticized. All life on the planet has been reduced to six people and a dinosaur, who are all crammed into one temple. The Maelstrom is destroying the entire planet, and cannot be stopped. There are explicit references to the deaths of major characters (particularly Pierce and Zenna, but after someone asked about the medics, it was stated they were all dead), and finally concluding with the entire planet being blown up and an explicit statement that "there were no survivors".
  • The Ageless: Dr. Rex, so long as he is injecting himself with Jugend Serum.
  • Aggressive Negotiations: Silencia Venomosa seems to love these.
  • Agony Beam: Carolyne Provencal's staff causes a great deal of Maelstrom-influenced excruciating pain before killing the victim.
  • Air Vent Passageway: The XERRD Fortress is full of these... then again, since these are the same air vents that blow out neurotoxins and other poisonous gases, it might not be such a bright idea to crawl through them.
    • Mary Rose hid in the air vents when Mutant Dinos attacked Dino Attack Headquarters. Justified, since she is a little girl.
  • Airborne Mook: Mutant Pterosaurs. The Quasifigus pterisa was originally intended by XERRD to be developed into one.
  • The Alcoholic: Demoman, Clint Wayne, and the various pirates on the team.
  • Alcoholic Parent: David Johnson Glados and Mr. Thutmose. Athena Fabello was this at one point before losing her mind.
  • Alien Tropes: With the presence of Dino Aliens and a Martian, some of these were inevitably invoked.
    • Alien Invasion: A recon group of Dino Aliens was scouting the LEGO Planet in preparation for the full invasion.
    • Aliens Speaking English: Laxus.
    • Amusing Alien: Laxus, being a Deadpan Snarker, has several pretty amusing lines.
    • Descriptively Named Species: Dino Aliens. Justified because Reptile did not know their true name and, when writing about them in the Dino Attack Database, nicknamed them after their appearance and tactics.
    • Humanoid Aliens: Laxus and Dino Aliens both fit the standard.
      • The Reptilians: Dino Aliens.
    • Low Culture, High Tech: The Dino Aliens are invaders and conquerors who view the LEGO Planet as primitive and Minifigs as a lesser race.
  • All Abusers Are Male: Invoked by Greybeard's flashback/dream sequence.
  • All Crimes are Equal: Rotor tried to have a whole T-1 typhoon crew shot because the pilot had disobeyed orders, among them were James McGregor (pretty much the one person besides Pierce that Kate got along with).
  • All Germans Are Nazis: Not quite, but it is worth noting that, out of four figures from the Fictional Country of Barron (which is essentially a representation of stereotypical Germany), three are villains and one is a Mad Doctor. Additionally, Kuru met a German scientist working for XERRD.
    • On top of that, there's Dunkelheit, who was actually a Stromling Agent, and Schattenberg, the founding family of ShadowTech.
      • Though the name 'Schattenberg' resulted more from the fact that German is the only non-english language with which Jackson Lake is familiar.
    • Ironically, the only character who is revealed to actually be German and not Barron, Frank Einstein, is a complete aversion of this trope.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Technically, Kate isn't widely hated by the team and the only person to have really bullied her has been Rotor, but her inability to meet the team's expectations hasn't exactly made her popular.
  • All There in the Manual: The Dino Attack RPG Wiki contains a boatload more information on various characters and events, ranging from Offical LEGO Canon some readers might not be aware of, to backstory of secondary characters like Laxus and Semick that are not fully explored in the RPG proper. There are even some characters, such as Cyber-Bully and Bacon, whose names were never mentioned in Dino Attack RPG and can only be found by looking on the wiki.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Cam O'Cozy's efforts to turn the team against itself resulted in a Civil War inside the Dino Attack Headquarters that got so chaotic it made the average Team Fortress 2 map look peaceful.
    • There was also the mutant dinos' invasion of the camp on Adventurers' Island.
    • Not to mention Dino Attack Headquarters in the later stages of the final battle...
  • Almost Dead Guy: Sir Robert Batrick.
  • Almost Kiss: Rotor and Cabin.
  • Alone with the Psycho: Dust and Lutsky in the confinement tent. Which one is the psycho is up for debate.
    • Whose idea was it to leave a Heroic BSOD Rex alone in a T-1 Typhoon cabin with Andrew Jackson?
  • Always a Bigger Fish: The triceratops stampede during the battle of the Aztec Village.
  • Always Accurate Attack: Most of the team has invoked this concept at some point.
    • Subverted twice by Lance Williams. The first time he attempted to fire and Loop while he was jumping out of a helicopter, only causing minor damage. Later on he tried to fire at two "Stromlings" (in actuality Clint Wayne and Kate Bishop) but somehow managed to avoid hitting either of them despite using a machine gun.
  • Always Identical Twins: Enter and Return.
  • The Amazon: Adventurers' Island, Dino Island, and Ogel's Island.
  • Ambiguous Gender: In a reference to his inspiration, some characters argued about Pyro's gender. Officially, Pyro was said by PeabodySam to be a man... until the suit was removed by Atton Rand and Pyro was revealed to be a woman. And then, because Pyro was Not As You Know Them, this was retconned so that Pyro was male all along and the female Pyro was actually an imposter.
  • Ambiguous Robots: Libo.
  • Ambiguous Situation: The entire scene in the hotel with Trigger is up to interpretation. Is it real, or just a hallucination? Is it even canon? No further details can be offered on the subject, as PeabodySam is understandably reluctant to explore themes of afterlife in Dino Attack RPG.
  • Ambition Is Evil: A character analysis of Dr. Rex revealed that ambition is one of his tragic flaws. Every evil act he has committed, from kidnapping Talia Kaahs to starting the Dino Attack, was due to ambition.
    • Many other XERRD scientists, most notably Michelle Glados and Walter Breen, also became evil due to their ambition.
  • American Accents: Maria speaks in a "Texas Drawl" style.
  • America Saves the Day: After a heated debate on what to do with Rotor after his court-martial, Tesh Carrey wins by calling the American Air Force to pick him up. However it is ultimately subverted, as the man who arrives is Canadian.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Rex and Dr. Cyborg.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: It seems that all animals are just as intelligent as, if not more than, Minifigs.
    • Becomes integral to the story as the Amplified Animal Aptitude is what inspires Rex and other Dino Attack agents to become idealists, finding that they cannot bring harm to other intelligent beings.
  • Anachronic Order: Some posts will take place just before the one prior.
    • To provide a more straight forward example, the flashback alternates between the perspectives of Schiess and Silencia. PeabodySam's descriptions of her murder of Orange and Scorsese as well as Uærlig Sindstorme were all written after Atton Rand had already described Schiess's reactions to them.
    • This could be used to explain why the Adventurers' Island arc in At War's End took place over the course of a day while the Gold City arc took place over two. However, this could also be justified by taking into account the real-life practice of time zones.
    • The interviews conducted by agent Scott directly invoke this trope.
  • Anachronism Stew: As a result of Medieval Stasis, the LEGO Planet and Dino Attack Team is a Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot Anachronism Stew.
    • During the 1957 flashback, characters notably spoke with modern slang words and phrases such as "bro", "my man", and "dude". However, this was intentional. PeabodySam wanted the characters to seem much younger than their 2010 counterparts, and so chose these words and phrases since readers would associate them with youth; however, PeabodySam did not want to use slang from The Fifties such as "swell" or "golly", fearing that they would distract readers with their "corniness" and thus detract from the point of the flashback.
      • In the same flashback, "Duplo School" was mentioned, but Duplo did not exist until 1973.
  • And I Must Scream: Katerina Schattenberg when she was essentially being Mind Raped by Lupus Schattenberg.
    • After Baron Typhonus's Divine Intervention, Dr. Rex was still fully conscious, but suffering a Fate Worse than Death as he was forced to keep living and keep fighting while suffering terrible pain and agony due to the Darkitect's possession. While he could and did scream, that one scream could not possibly account for every passing second of And I Must Scream suffered by Dr. Rex.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: Players are given the opportunity to change their primary character. If their current primary character is an elite agent, players have the choice whether to avert this trope (their new character is also an elite agent) or play it straight (their new character is a standard agent). To date, only Atton Rand has played this trope straight, with standard agent Trigger replacing elite agent Zenna.
  • And the Adventure Continues...: Jackson Lake's story ends with David o'Neal, Lucy Wright, and Ben Shiller starting a cross-country car trip.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: And then Axel, Snake, Amanda Claw, and Zorikk were Mutant Dinos.
    • And then Zachary Virchaus was a Stromling.
    • And then Swerve was an Ogel Drone.
  • Androcles' Lion: Rex tamed Trouble and, as a result, freed Trouble from the slavery of Dr. Rex and the Darkitect. In gratitude, Trouble was willing to die to save Rex's life.
  • Angrish: Andrew Jackson eventually descended into this. Lampshaded by the comm chatter.
  • Animal Talk: All dinosaurs speak the same language. And all Mutant Dinosaurs speak the same language.
  • Animate Dead: Skeleton Mummies have the ability to instantly animate the corpses of people they kill, turning them into zombie minions.
  • Animorphism: The effects of Mutant Dino serum.
  • Another Dimension: The Torn World.
  • Anti-Hero: Dust and Trigger, both of whom have very little concern for the team. Dust just wanted to find a temple, and Trigger openly admitted that he's only in it for the money.
    • Sliding Scale of Anti-Heroes: Dust seems fall under Type III. Rotor, Lutsky, and Snake would all probably qualify as Type IV. Clint Wayne would probably be somewhere between Type II and III. Greybeard and Elizabeth are cases of Type II (although they have slipped into Type III on some occasions). Lance would be a case of Type I. Trigger is definitely close to a Type VI.
  • Anti-Villain: Evil Ogel, Sam Sinister, the Brickster, and Vladek while working with the Dino Attack Team. Also, Katerina Schattenberg and Oswald Fabello.
    • Sliding Scale of Anti-Villains: The four Anti-Villains listed above are best described as Type I while working with Dino Attack Team. Additionally, General Evil was a Type II example who eventually became a true villain before performing a Heel Face Turn. Oswald Fabello is a Type II
  • Anyone Can Die: While most deaths are NPCs, several important NPCs such as PBB and Aravis have been killed off. Primary character deaths are very rare, but Louis "Dryptosaurus" was killed by a Mutant T-Rex and Dust (the primary character of that guy from that show) did end up being killed in the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins. If it were not for a Throw It In situation created by that guy from that show, Atton Rand's primary character Zenna would have been unexpectedly killed off. And now, Rex's Days Are Numbered.
    • Terrifyingly exemplified by the final battle. The final battle has taken the lives of long-runners such as Rex, Amanda Claw, and Trouble, as well as fan-favorites Adventure, Semick, Septimus/Swerve, and Kareem Nazareno. Other notable casualties of the final battle include King Joseph Race, Trigger, Athena Fabello, Contest, Coral, Anubis, and General.
  • Apocalypse How: Class 3a, considering that the entire Dino Attack was engineered by a group of mad scientists.
    • Class X, in December 21, 2010.
  • Apocalyptic Log: Medic had a tape recorder he was presumably using to record the results of his autopsy on Engineer. Instead, it recorded the last few minutes of his life and the immediate aftermath of his murder.
  • April Fools' Day: Dino Attack RPG has observed three April Fools' Days, starting in 2010. In 2010, Dr. Rex hacked the Dino Attack RPG Wiki and changed into a XERRD propaganda website. In 2011, playing off players' expectations of Dr. Rex returning to the wiki, PeabodySam's IC post contained a hidden message from Dr. Rex himself. In 2012, PeabodySam released a list of spoilers that most frequently involved characters slipping on a banana peel and having a heart attack while sipping a cup of tea.
  • Are These Wires Important?: Little Bot managed to cut the Voltage's power by cutting a few wires.
  • An Arm and a Leg: It has happened frequently throughout the Dino Attack RPG, with victims including Zachary and Fullmetal.
  • Arm Cannon: Dr. Cyborg has one in his alt-mode, and Sam Throramebi's prosthetic mechanical arm has a retractable hand that doubles as a plasma cannon.
  • Army Scout: Scout.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Quoted nearly word-for-word by the Brickster.
    • Hertz compares acting without a plan to suicide, a kamikaze attack, and marching "into a Star Wars convention with the intent of declaring midichlorians as the best thing the prequels ever gave us".
    • Rotor's guilty of torturing children and attempting to have disobedient subordinates executed. So far the only thing he's been punished for is bullying Kate.
    • While trying to tell Walter about Luzwheit's murder, Donnie's first mispronunciation of his surname was "Ludwig", which makes some sense as it's a common German first name. He then mispronounced it as "Luftwaffe" (the name given to the air force serving under Nazi Germany, which interestingly could be taken as a reference to common but often jossed fanon that the TF2 medic is an ex-Nazi). The third mispronunciation was "Luxan", a species from a weird science fiction show. How he came up with hat last one is anyone's guess.
    • Snake is guilty of "bank robbery, murder, arson, carjacking, mugging, multiple accounts of physical assault including several on officers of the law, smuggling, and selling pirated DVDs."
    • Matthew Vherestorm/Blaire Darkling is described as having little problem with murder, arson, violence, destruction, chaos, and punting kittens out of airlocks. That last bit apparently really upset humane societies.
  • The Artifact: Rex's T-Rex body and Frozeen's G.E. Body, which is why they were both nullified in the Dino Island Laboratory battle.
  • Artificial Human: Kat and Cameron O'Cozy.
  • Artificial Limbs: The Frickster, Zachary, Fullmetal, Zed Provhezor, and Paulie Gonepus.
    • While he does not have any confirmed artificial limbs, Kareem Nazareno specializes in creating these.
    • Dr. Cyborg not only has artificial limbs, he also has an artificial trunk and artificial half-face!
  • Asexuality: Hotwire is confirmed to be an aromantic asexual; he feels little to no romantic attraction to others.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: A character with a Funetik Aksent is implied to have come from a foreign country.
  • As the Good Book Says: Pharisee (mis)quotes Ezekiel 25:17 and later quotes the beginning of Psalm 94 (MSG) in his non-canon confrontation with Trigger.
    • One comment over the comm chatter was a quote from the Bible, Psalm 23:4.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Greybeard mentions this trope when he suggests that, by sacrificing his Creative Spark to save the world, Rex lives on in everyone.
  • Ascended Extra: Rex, Trouble, Kat, Ata, Helmie, Hertz, Frank Einstein, Zelda Frodongan, and the alpha female T-Rex.
  • The Assimilator: The Maelstrom. While Baron Typhonus himself seems more concerned with destruction, Stromlings will often infiltrate the team by assimilating unsuspecting agents, generally quiet characters who will be less likely to be noticed, as was seen with Zelda, Norris, and Palmer.
  • The Atoner: Amanda, General, George Brown, Solomon Koplowitz, and Blaire Darkling.
    • Heck, if you want to start bringing in real-life examples, Atton Rand could qualify. He spend much of the Adventurers' Island arc deliberately introducing good realists such as Rotor, Clint Wayne, Cabin, and Garry, in an effort to undo the realist image he had unwittingly created in the LEGO Island arc. Also in order to make up for the damage he unwittingly caused he specifically brought back French Fries so that everyone could get back at him for the trouble he put them through (although admittedly the results were a lot more brutal than anticipated- Atton had expected him to get insulted and maybe eventually arrested... he didn't quite count on Rex's beatdown, which did leave him somewhat shocked).
  • Audience Surrogate: Kate Bishop more or less acts like anyone who had been sent on their first mission to a tropical island inhabited by mutant dinos probably would. Pierce could also be considered an example, as his perspective on the issues at hand often reflects that of the players.
    • In HTTYML, Rex serves as the Audience Surrogate as readers see the Dino Attack from the perspective of someone who just woke up in a collapsed building while suffering from Laser-Guided Amnesia.
  • Author Avatar: Players often (but not always) model their primary characters after themselves. A classic example would be the characters Canama and Cookieo, who were clearly Author Avatars of their respective players.
    • avmatoran has explicitly stated that he based Dr. Cyborg on himself.
      • And then avmatoran himself appeared as Matthew Wise.
    • Zachary and Andrew share the names of their creators, so this trope may also be present there.
    • Of all of PeabodySam's characters, Frozeen comes the closest to an Author Avatar; PeabodySam is aware of this and has even taken steps to make Frozeen even more similar to himself, such as diagnosing Frozeen as having Asperger's syndrome. However, nearly all of PeabodySam's characters carry some of his different personality traits, making them all Author Avatars to a degree... the only notable exception being Grease, who was specifically modeled as the exact type of person PeabodySam hates the most.
      • It speaks for itself that that guy for that show would cast Jim Parsons in the role of Frozeen, and PeabodySam's real-life friends often tell him that he reminds them of Sheldon Cooper.
    • The author Samuel Piaker is PeabodySam
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The Dino Attack Headquarters has an entire glass roof. As cool as it looks, it does seem like a poor choice in an otherwise heavily armored building.
    • Then again, it's due to Rule of Cool.
  • Ax Crazy: Most of the Second Headquarters Squad. Firecracker with anything that goes boom!
    • Andrew Jackson. Just... Andrew Jackson.
  • Back for the Dead: Although Sir Robert Batrick never appeared in any RPG or story before, since this is the first time PeabodySam used the character since LEGO Racers, he considers Batrick's cameo appearance a case of Back for the Dead.
    • Mur lasted only a handful of posts in At Wars End before his death.
    • After being M.I.A. for six years, seven months, and seven days (real-time), Trouble finally made his long-anticipated return... and got killed by Glados.
  • Back for the Finale: Trouble and Zenna.
    • After completely vanishing following the death of the original pirates RPG, and not being given so much as a mention in the Dino Attack RPG or even the short-lived remake, Elizabeth's old friend Lt. Robert Maynard was finally brought back in the final story arc, not that anyone really wondered what happened to him.
  • Back from the Dead: After dying, Frozeen met a mysterious voice which tells deceased Minifigs "It is time" but will revive them if convinced that said Minifigs' friends are in danger. Of course, Frozeen successfully convinces the voice, but finds it harder than either Databoard or Kotua.
  • Back Stab: Spy specializes in these, though he was never actually seen to do one on-screen.
    • Silencia Venomosa was revealed to have done this to Deniro and Keaton, two of Trigger's old partners.
  • Bad Boss: Dr. Rex, especially just before the final battle, was well-acknowledged as mad by his fellow XERRD scientists, but ruled over them through fear. He showed little regard for their safety and saw their suggestions as treason. He refused to acknowledge Baron Typhonus's involvement in the Dino Attack, forcing his fellow scientists to continue their work.
    • Baron Typhonus, who cares very little for his minions and has no second thoughts about killing them if they fail him or if he has no use for them any longer.
  • Bad Guys Do The Dirty Work: Three of the four villains working with Dino Attack Team participated in the black ops Antarctica mission because Specs knew that they would have no problem killing the cold-adapted Mutant Dinos and destroying their nests.
  • Badman and Child Duo: Greybeard and Mary Rose.
  • Badman Beard: Semick, Greybeard, Rex, Dr. Rex, and Blaire Darkling. Zachary Virchaus had one briefly.
  • Badman Bystander: Ben Gunn during Ata's attempted escape.
  • Badman Driver: Montoya and Sam Race.
  • Badman in a Nice Suit: Spy and imaginary Dust.
  • Badman in Charge: Commander Pharisee. Blaire Darkling for XERRD.
  • Badman Longcoat: Greybeard wears one of the pirate captain variety. Blaire Darkling also sports one carrying XERRD's emblem. During the heist on Dacta Corporation, Silencia Venomosa wore one. Pharisee wears one as head of internal affairs.
  • Badman Mustache: Marco Martinet, thanks to his inspiration.
  • Badman Preacher: Pharisee is the closest thing the Dino Attack Team has to a preacher.
  • The Bait: Lutsky's plan to use Kate as a means to catch Dr. Wallace Bishop, although it didn't exactly go well with the other agents and it certainly didn't help that he first proposed the idea right in front of her when she was already under extreme stress.
    • In the final battle, Rex attempted to lure Dr. Rex into a trap by using his Iron Predator as the Bait. Almost worked, but Dr. Rex realized that it was a trap too soon. The trap only worked when Evil Ogel was used as the Bait.
  • Bait and Switch: There was a lot of build-up with Andrew's dreams and dark consciousness that seemed to foreshadow a Face Heel Turn, or at the very least a mutation. What happened in the end? Andrew got over it. Ironically, another Dino Attack from LEGO Island, Zachary, ended up fulfilling the Face Heel Turn role.
    • This was mainly the unintentional result of Andrewnuva199 changing his plans for Andrew.
    • Atton Rand once pulled one of these. Immediately after revealing in a post that Clint had something big planned, building up suspense and tension... his next post centered around Pierce and Sarah going bowling with a couple of Big Lebowski expies.
    • XERRD succeeded in pulling off a Bait and Switch against Dino Attack Team thrice. First, Dr. Rex lured the Dino Attack Team into Quadrant 14 of the Goo Caverns with the promise of looking for a powerful weapon, where they were instead ambushed by a Mutant Dino army. Second, Paulie Gonepus led the Dino Attack Team to the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins, tricking them into thinking that it was the Maelstrom Temple, only for them to eventually discover that it was merely a Red Herring. Third, a random Mutant T-Rex in silver armor was at the front lines of XERRD's Mutant Dino army, and everyone naturally assumed that it was Dr. Rex, while the real Dr. Rex was leading some Mutant Dinos through the subway system and sneaking past Dino Attack Team's front lines.
  • Bait-and-Switch Gunshot: Type A example: Breen is pointing a gun at Kate. The ensuing gunshot was not Breen firing at Kate, but Frank Einstein shooting Breen.
    • Type A example: Dust is killed by Lutsky when he pointed his gun at the Dino Attack members. This is a variation on the trope in which the gunman is killed by a bad guy and the person Dust was pointing the gun at was not the hero in question.
    • Type B example: Glados is arguing with Rex, then she raises her weapon and fires. While the following paragraph is written to trick the reader into thinking that she shot Rex... she didn't. Instead, as revealed by the very next paragraph, Glados actually shot Amanda instead.
  • Bag of Holding: Apparently Spy sometimes carries around a briefcase containing the clothes of various Dino Attack agents and allies so that he can disguise himself (although why he would need to do so and how he got them without actually taking them from the agents themselves is anyone's guess). Imagine having to pack that thing.
    • In one of Kat's earliest appearances, she pulled a bag of styrofoam packing peanuts seemingly out of nowhere while making an improvised firebomb.
  • Bald of Awesome: Rex, Dust, and Kareem Nazareno.
  • Bald of Evil: Dr. Rex, Zed Provhezor, and Ahua.
  • Band of Brothers: Dino Attack Team... most of the time.
    • There is a lot of this. Zenna, Andrew, Zach, David, and Hotwire are just a few among one such group.
    • Just about all the medics stationed on Adventurers' Island, namely Pierce, Wade, Crusher, and Carver.
  • Bank Robbery: Technically it was an office building, and they were stealing documents, not money, but Schiess and his team did attempt this against Dacta Corp. Unfortunately, Silencia Venomosa caused it all to go horribly wrong...
  • Bar Brawl: A lengthy fight scene between Snake and Snake in Outpost 4's cafeteria, in the process knocking over a lot of dishes and chairs.
    • This is essentially how Shiller and Wright met each other.
  • The Bartender: Bart and Carrie Enderson, along with the unnamed deceased pirate bartender.
  • Bash Brothers: Heavy and Medic.
  • Batman Gambit: Dust's plans and manipulations of Dino Attack agents to get to the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins.
    • Captain Click manipulated the Dino Attack Team into bringing him the Constructopedia.
    • Dr. Rex and Attila Hunstman collaborated on a Batman Gambit to leak information on a secret Antarctica mission through their android, Cam O'Cozy, to stir distrust and animosity between realists and idealists.
    • Sam Sinister actually engineered a minor Batman Gambit, counting on the personalities of those involved to ensure that he saved the alpha female T-Rex from Paulie Gonepus by sending Mr. Cunningham to hunt her.
  • Battle Amongst the Flames: The final battle against Dr. Rex took place on the roof of a burning Dino Attack Headquarters.
  • Battle Couple: Rex and Amanda Claw, and Zachary Virchaus and Minerva Fabello.
    • Barry Jackson and Teri Dactyl were intended to be such. It did not work quite as originally planned due to their love story being rushed.
    • Rotor and Cabin definitely come close to qualifying.
    • And now Maria and Andrea Jackson Orange are a lesbian battle couple.
  • Battle in the Rain: The final battle.
  • Beard of Evil: Walter Breen.
  • Beauty is Never Tarnished: Harshly averted in the cases of Talia Kaahs and Holly Vinyaya, both of whom received some nasty scars across their faces.
  • Becoming The Mask: General has implied that this was what made him become General Evil.
    • Rex was supposed to be aware that he was a Mutant T-Rex disguised as a Minifig pretending to help the Dino Attack Team. Instead, he ended up believing that he was actually a Minifig and actually supposed to help the Dino Attack Team.
    • Katerina Schattenberg closed off most of her mind and memories in order to keep Cane from realizing she had survived as Kat
      • And then this turned into a slight subversion when it was revealed that the mask that she became became a separate entity.
  • Beeping Computers: The machine that goes "BING!"
  • Belated Backstory: The characterizations of Libo, Amanda Claw, and Katerina Schattenberg underwent massive shifts after their backstories were revealed.
    • A similar thing happened with Kate, who was initially built up as something of a resourceful young girl with McGyvering skills and the potential to become an action girl. She turned into a much more insecure and sympathetic character once Atton Rand started hinting at her troubled childhood.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: It is implied that this was the case with Dr. Rex, who, despite mounting evidence that Baron Typhonus was behind this (including Dr. Rex actually hearing Typhonus's voice in his head), refused to believe that the Darkitect was anything more than a myth and asserted that XERRD's purpose was to repopulate the world with dinosaurs, not to destroy LEGO Planet.
  • Beneath the Earth: The Goo Caverns.
  • Benevolent Boss: Despite seeming cold and harsh, Specs genuinely cares about the welfare of his team.
  • Berserk Button: Never mention "Dr. Rex" to Ben Gunn or talk dismissively of Zachary Abody in front of Frozeen.
    • Somehow, Grease knows how to push everybody's Berserk Buttons.
    • Pierce may normally be a calm and decent man, but if you lay a hand on Kate or put her in a risky situation of any kind, he'll be all over you.
    • Rotor has managed to push the Berserk Buttons of most of the main characters, ranging from facing an angry Pierce after sending Kate alone into an enemy fortress filled with neurotoxins (something he still hasn't forgiven him for) to facing prosecution from every elite agent on Adventurers' Island after attempting to have a group of agents executed.
    • After Kotua's betrayal, Rex has developed a Berserk Button towards Dino Attack agents who are traitors or try to hurt other agents without reason. Even worse, if you dare to try hurting one of his friends, you're just asking for a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
    • Semick and Bluetooth don't respond well to complete idiocy (The former to someone actually thinking LEGO Island's disappearance was faked, the latter to French Fries's final folly).
    • Because of his manipulative skills, Dust knows how to find anyone’s berserk button and can successfully use it to accomplish his goals as he did with Carl Lutsky.
    • Señor Palomar takes pride in his Spanish Honor. Insulting it will push his Berserk Button, ironically, to the point where he will break his own code of honor out of anger.
    • Taken to the extreme with Walter, whose berserk button can literally be triggered by anything, including some guy putting a single toe over the line in a bowling alley.
    • If you want to call Sergeant Ronald E. Army "Soldier", never do so while he is in earshot.
    • Ordinarily, Sarah Bishop is a polite, kind and caring woman... just so long as you stay away from her daughter.
    • Blaire Darkling has only lost his composure when being accused that he still operates as Matthew Vherestorm.
    • And Nazareno doesn't appreciate it when he is unmasked unwillingly.
    • Word of God says Dr. Cyborg does not like it when people make references to certain dictorial groups or anything else related to that to him. So don't do it.
  • Berserker Tears: Rex was still noticeably crying over the deaths of Amanda and Trouble while he mercilessly slaughtered Mutant Lizards and a Mutant Raptor with a Sonic Screamer, flamethrower, Cosmotronic Ray, and shotgun.
  • Beta Couple: General and Talia Kaahs, to Rex and Amanda's Alpha Couple.
  • Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts: A variation with Kotua's cameo appearance during the final battle. Kotua mysteriously shows up after being M.I.A. for a long time (and assumed by some to be dead), then mysteriously disappears after Sherlock looks away. An interesting twist is that it's Kotua who offers Sherlock a ride, not the other way around. Note that while Kotua is actually neither dead nor a ghost, this scene has all the proper elements of this trope and was intended to invoke this trope.
  • BFS: Lt. Winston "Epic Winston" Grendelwulf's five-foot broadsword.
  • Big Bad: Dr. Rex... until it was Hijacked by Typhonus.
    • Big Bad Ensemble: The final battle pits Dino Attack Team against Dr. Rex, Baron Typhonus, Dr. Inferno, and Willa the Witch.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Ultimately why Oswald Fabello chose to care for Minerva after their brother's death and mother's institutionalization. Even with his mental instability, he still wished to save his sister from the apocalypse.
    • Even after 76 years of separation, Dr. Rex still felt Big Brother Instinct towards Katerina Schattenberg. However, this Big Brother Instinct was absolutely obliterated during the final battle thanks to Katerina renouncing him as her brother and the Darkitect goading him on.
  • Big Darn Heroes: Most of the team has become this at some point. Even Kate had one or two moments.
    • The founding members' T-1 Typhoon during the battle for the power station.
    • In the Goo Caverns, when Rex was held prisoner in an abandoned Ogel outpost and about to watch the Brickspider Bot kill Ben Gunn, General and Shock barge in with their Ogel Drilling Vehicle and save the day.
    • Rex, Amanda, Rotor, and Kate lampshaded this trope, hoping to play it straight by going to the Temple of Creation, gathering Imagination, and then arriving at the Maelstrom Temple in the Dino Attack Team's darkest hour to save the day. Unfortunately, due to the Unspoken Plan Guarantee, this trope was ultimately subverted.
  • The Big Darn Kiss: Hertz has one with Naomi before she leaves on the teleport pad.
    • Rex and Amanda's "you may kiss the bride" moment during their Wartime Wedding, as a Shout Out to the scene from At World's End.
  • The Big Guy: Heavy.
  • Biker Babe: Cabin.
  • Bilingual Bonus: See Foreign Language Names for the full list of Bilingual Bonus character names, but here are a few notable examples:
    • The Schattenberg family founded ShadowTech. What does "schatten" mean in German? "Shadow".
    • Dr. Dunkelheit was a Dino Attack nurse. Anyone who speaks German would know that "dunkelheit" is German for "darkness", spoiling the fact that she was actually a Stromling Agent in disguise.
    • Minerva's older brother, Tod Fabello, was accidentally killed in 2004. Not only is Tod a common first name, but it is also the German word for "death".
    • Toa Antrakha may have named Ragnorok after a mech from Mech Assault, but it is likely derived from the Norse word Ragnarok. According to Norse mythology, Ragnarok was essentially the apocalypse in the form of ultimate destruction of the gods and men in a cataclysmic battle with evil, monsters, and darkness. Sounds rather close to the Dino Attack, doesn't it?
    • If one were to interpret the "L" as the Spanish article "la", Greybeard's real name, Grisbarba L. Pirata, basically translates into "Greybeard the Pirate".
    • The Dr. Mario/Super Mario Captain Ersatz is from Madarch City. "Madarch" is a Welsh word for "mushrooms".
    • One of Dr. Rex's Boss Subtitles, Mutant Tyrant Lizard King, basically translates into Mutant Tyrannosaurus Rex.
    • The anti-aging serum was recently revealed to be named Jugend Serum. "Jugend" is the German word for "youth".
  • Bilingual Dialogue: Quite conveniently, most dinosaurs and Mutant Dinosaurs understand English quite perfectly, even if they cannot speak it.
    • The above scenario is inverted with Rex, who can understand the language of dinosaurs and can loosely translate the language of Mutant Dinosaurs, but he can no longer speak either language.
    • Averted with the female T-Rex encountered by Rex and Chompy on Adventurers' Island, who did not know English and needed Chompy as a translator.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Dr. Rex, Baron Typhonus, and the Mutant Dinos were finally defeated, but at the cost of the lives of Rex, General, Semick, and many others. However, a lot of emphasis is put on the "sweet" aspect of "bittersweet", such as it being said that their deaths should not be mourned but instead celebrated, to prevent this from sounding like a Downer Ending.
    • The resolution of the Wallace Bishop side plot is that, despite cutting out the part of his brain that should contain his memories, Wallace still remembers his love for his family. Aww, so sweet, right? But don't forget that Wallace Bishop is still unfit for society and must remain in Napoleon XIV Mental Institution for the rest of his life. That's... rather bitter.
    • Aside from the final post focused on Angel Eyes and Clint Wayne (who have bonded together to the point they are a ruthless duo in Gold City), many of Atton Rand's last posts deliberately tried to focus on the darker elements but as a compromise retained some degree of hopeMontoya goes home to his wife and promises a better life for his kids, but he could very easily come down with PTSD.
      • Sarah Bishop manages to survive the war with her daughter and is reunited with her daughter's biological father, but she is riddled with guilt over her actions and consequently suffering from insomni. Her daughter meanwhile has a severe case of PTSD and a drug addiction, but now the family has a loving husband and father in Pierce who is very clearly determined to help them.
  • Black Comedy: French Fries' shenanigans.... when they're not bordering on (or in some cases unwittingly leading to) outright horror (remember that this was the guy who can technically be blamed for the entire realist-idealist feud simply because he made a stupid choice and forced Zenna to go along with it).
  • Black and Gray Morality: Rotor is a man who enjoys massacring his enemies, playing classical music while doing so, is willing to send inexperienced rookies on a probable suicide mission, will have his own men executed by firing squad to try and hold the team together, and has no problems with shooting children... and he's also trying to stop the mutant dinosaurs who are destroying the entire planet.
    • Pharisee to the people he hunts, Trigger in particular.
    • Trigger to the forces of the Maelstrom.
  • Black and White Insanity: Pharisee suffers from this.
  • Black Cloak: Fssinister, the Frickster, Frozeen as The Phantom, and the spirit in Greybeard's dream.
  • Black Gal on White Guy Drama: Naomi and Hertz.
  • Black Helicopter: ShadowTech's air vehicles are black T-1 Typhoons.
  • Blatant Lies: Elizabeth's story about how she totally did not hijack an Iron Predator and Cargo Ship in order to get to LEGO Island.
    • Dust's cover-up stories in general.
  • Blessed Are the Cheesemakers: One Dino Attack agent dreams about cheese.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: Yes, "von" is the German word for "of", but in the context of a title like "Baron von Barron", it does not mean "Baron of Barron". "Baron von Barron" refers to a baron whose name is Barron, not a baron of a place called Barron. However, seeing as Sam's surname is definitely Sinister, since it is also his sister Alexia's maiden name, this "Blind Idiot" Translation was done intentionally as a means to canonize both names for the character. And, seeing as Barron is essentially "not-Germany", it might make some sense that some German words do not mean quite the same thing in Barron, meaning that "Baron von Barron" might mean "Baron of Barron" in Barron.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Zach's field of vision is extremely limited without glasses.
    • Subverted while Zach was a Stromling. The Maelstrom presumably improved his eyesight, defeating the purpose of glasses.
  • Blond Guys are Evil: Agent Ghost ended up being a Stromling and Oswald Fabello ended up a XERRD mercenary.
    • Carl Lutsky turned out to be a narcissistic and murderous jerk driven by his lust for revenge against Dust.
    • Averted with Zyra and Shiller.
  • Blood from the Mouth: After being shot by Lutsky, Dust coughed up blood. True to the trope, it was fatal.
    • Averted with Loop, who did not cough up any blood at all after receiving a fatal gunshot wound.
    • Amanda was coughing up blood after being fatally shot by Michelle Glados.
  • Blood Knight: Soldier.
  • Bloodless Carnage: For the most part, blood and gore has been kept down to minimum.
    • Of course, one way you could look at it is that there is blood and some degree of gore, but it just is not usually described in depth.
    • The Einstein Device wiped out an entire army of Mutant Dinos without shedding a single drop of blood.
  • Body Backup: Katerina Schattenberg has at least two of these, the first one being Kat, and the second one currently in use.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: A number of Dino Attack agents whose players dropped out shortly after joining, such as GoldEagle, Jordan, Spark, and Zap, were last seen on this note.
  • Boot Camp Episode: A short flashback in which James McGregor recalls an incident during his training, which apparently took place in a boot camp straight out of Full Metal Jacket.
  • Born As An Adult: When Frozeen was reborn after Dr. Rex's fatal Choke Hold, he was restored to a 6-year-older version of his pre-G.E. Body self.
  • Boss Subtitles: A few were given to Dr. Rex, including Mutant Tyrant Lizard King and Evil Madman
  • Both Sides Have a Point: Specs' perspective on the conflicting views of the Dino Attack Team's elite agents.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Partially subverted. Just how often is the team seen reloading their weapons? And yet, occasionally a Sonic Screamer or Cosmotronic Ray will run low or even out of ammo.
    • Subverted by Clint Wayne, who's revolver realistically only holds six shots and he usually has to stop and reload.
    • Most of the team's pirates use flintlock pistols, which are only capable of firing a single shot before one has to clean the barrel, place more gunpowder into the chamber before shoving a tiny metal ball inside. They're not usually seen to reload, but a logical justification is that people like Greybeard simply have multiple pistols so that they can keep shooting while under fire.
  • Bounty Hunter: Silencia Venomosa and Van Cleef.
  • Boxed Criminal: Snake.
  • Brain Uploading: Katerina Schattenberg practiced this.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Kotua during his betrayal.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: The only Mutant Dino phrases that Dromus understands are "yes", "no", and "back away now, or I'll kill you".
  • Break the Cutie: Kate Bishop somewhat, but moreso with Jenny.
  • Break the Haughty: Sam Race wasn't ever haughty, per se, but he was very confident in his own abilities. His failed rescue attempt of Greybeard and King Race, which resulted in King Race's death, really broke Sam Race.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: When Aster Oid's memory card gets dusty, he doesn't just break the fourth wall; he demolishes it.
    • Dr. Cyborg broke the fourth wall as well when he downloaded too much in the XERRD fortress.
    • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When talking about Stromlings, Trigger told his companions to "forget everything you've seen in text-based RPGs" and proceeded to explain how a person who was a Stromling is practically dead, and love doesn't work. It's ironic when one considers that he is in a text-based RPG and there actually was a character who overcame his Stromling infection through the power of love. Of course to be fair it might be that the latter was just a once-in-a-lifetime case that only occurs with true, genuine love, and that such a thing does not happen very often, in which case his statement still makes sense.
      • For reasons he cannot explain, Zachary Virchaus cannot bring himself to say the word "idiot", censoring the word with the phrase "cool dude".
      • In a conversation played both for laughs and drama, Shaw, talking about her faith, mentioned "PeabodySam" as a possible deity.
    • Medium Awareness: Although Trigger slightly touched upon this when he Leaned on the Fourth Wall, Aster Oid is the only one who figured out that he was actually in a text-based roleplay game (and, before that, a polygon-based videogame).
      • Dr. Cyborg knows that it is an RPG as well.
    • Noticing The Fourth Wall: Again, when Aster Oid's memory card is dusty.
      • Again, Dr. Cyborg. Notice a pattern here?
  • Break Them by Talking: Many of the Darkitect's illusions employ this trope, and some of them even succeeded in reducing their victims to Heroic BSODs.
  • Breath Weapon: Fire-breathing Mutant Lizards.
    • Mutant T-Rexes that have been mutated beyond their normal capabilities tend to use this trope. For example, both Tex and Crunchbite, who were mutated by Green Goo exposure, and Dr. Rex, who was possessed by the Maelstrom.
  • The Brigadier: A number of Elite Agents.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Pterisa's lightning bolt barely even hurt the Darkitect, and was more akin to Flipping Off Cthulhu than Punching Out Cthulhu. The Darkitect responded by knocking off her helmet, causing Pterisa to suffer a Heroic BSOD.
    • The team did eventually expel the Maelstrom from the planet, but much like Cthulhu it is still very much alive and could come again. Additionally half the cast died in the process of achieving that temporary victory, as well as the fact that Kate, Sam Race, Sarah Bishop, and untold numbers of other survivors were severely traumatized  by the experience.
      • In a few Steam chats, Atton Rand's Lovecraftian take on the Maelstrom led him to joke about ending all his final posts with his characters going insane and being put in the asylum.
  • Broken Bird: Silencia Venomosa/Amanda Claw bares some traits of a Broken Bird.
  • The Brute: Heavy fits the description pretty well, even if he is working for the heroes.
  • Built With LEGO: The Dino Attack RPG takes place on a planet literally called the LEGO Planet.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Greybeard, King Joseph Race, and Sam Race tried to anger and confuse Dr. Rex by driving circles around him and taking turns firing at him. Lampshaded by Laxus, who knew that it would not end well.
  • Bury Your Gays: Samantha Orange died before Dino Attack RPG even began.
    • Averted by her girlfriend, however. Andrea Jackson and Maria made it through the war okay, even if they only got together at the very end.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: For Schiess, the day Silencia Venomosa killed his team was the most important day of his life. But for Silencia Venomosa... it was Tuesday.
  • But Your Wings Are Beautiful: Although Pterisa is very insecure about her appearance, numerous Dino Attack agents have comforted her. Specifically, Dr. Cyborg invoked this trope and Rex even referred to it by name.
  • Butt Monkey: Plastic Serpent just can't seem to go anywhere without getting beaten up by Snake. Also French Fries was specifically brought back to serve such a role (so that players could get back at him for all the trouble he put them through in the LEGO Island arc, though Atton Rand didn't expect it to be quite as... brutal as his comeuppance ended up being).
  • Butthole Victim: When Trigger died, he was rather unpopular in the RPG.
  • Cain and Abel: Minerva and Oswald Fabello's sibling relationship became strained over the fact they fight for different causes.
  • Call Back: Elizabeth claimed she could drive an Iron Predator because she once tried to steal one, referencing her rather controversial theft of an Iron Predator in order to get to LEGO City harbor early in the LEGO Island arc.
    • In a case used to emphasize a man's stress, Pierce briefly became determined to operate on Amanda. This was intentionally written to set up a miraculous healing like Atton Rand had attempted with Kat. However, it was handled more realistically this time, as Pierce is implied to simply be under stress (which makes sense given he is dealing with massive numbers of casualties at once) and maybe not thinking clearly, as well as the fact that Shaw realistically points out that Amanda was already dead before putting her on the operating table. Unfortunately, Atton Rand had tried to invoke anachronic order a bit too early, leading to some confusion among his fellow players and forcing this otherwise emotional event to be retconned into discontinuity.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Oswald told off Athena as a horrible mother just before shooting her.
  • The Cameo: Tons of Cameo appearances of characters from everyone's favorite LEGO themes took place in Antarctica to support Greybeard's effort to end the riots.
  • Canada: This is where Commander Johnson is from.
  • Canis Latinicus: While lacertilia is Latin, the rest of the Hybrids' species names (quasifigus, pterisa, tyrannus, and velosis) are simply made-up vaguely-Latin-sounding names.
  • Cannon Fodder: Just about every Mutant Dino and unnamed Dino Attack agent.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Frozeen still loves Shannon, but can't bring himself to say it out loud.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Much material from the RPG's early days, ranging from Lord Sam Sinister going blind to the infamous BIONICLE Meets Exo-Force RPG incident, has been retconned.
    • At one point in the Alpha Team: Ogel's Last Stand RPG, a man named Bishop was among the trainees learning to defend himself against fresh fruit. He mentioned having a wife and a daughter around the age of twelve. This was initially a reference to Kate (who is in her late teens in the Dino Attack RPG, and probably would have been somewhere around the age of 11 or 12 at the time). However, this is no longer canon due to Kate's backstory revealing Sarah Bishop to be a single mother.
    • At one point, Amanda was revealed to be telepathic for shock value. It didn't work and was immediately retconned into discontinuity.
    • Atton Rand's Deconstruction of LEGO Island. That is all.
  • Canon Welding: After the death of Pirates RPG, its continuity became welded with that of Dino Attack RPG.
  • Captain Crash: This is why you should never let Sam Throramebi drive.
  • Captain Ersatz: Clint Wayne is pretty much a Captain Ersatz of The Man With No Name, and Dude, Walter, and Donnie are more or less Ersatzes of the main characters in The Big Lebowski.
    • The entire Second Headquarters Squad is based off of the main cast of Team Fortress 2, right down to Heavy's love for sandwiches. All they're missing is a mysterious voice to tell them how much time they have left in their missions.
    • While the Second Headquarters Squad is heavily inspired by the Team Fortress 2 cast but intended to be separate characters, Chaos is for all intents and purposes the Chaos from the Sonic The Hedgehog series. Right down to seven Chaos Emeralds hidden around the globe that transform Chaos into Perfect Chaos.
    • Most XERRD scientists are Captain Ersatz versions of science-oriented characters from various forms of media, ranging from Dr. Wily from Megaman to GLaDOS from Portal; from Dr. Strangelove of How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb to Ze Professor from Conker's Bad Fur Day; from Dr. O'Brien of 1984 to Dr. Insano of The Spoony Experiment.
    • Cranky and Kiddy are Dino Attack RPG's versions of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. Marco Martinet is an Ersatz of Mario, Louie Martinet of Luigi, Pearl of Peach, Primrose of Paulina, Rosalie Mercedes of Rosalina... so on and so forth.
    • In one particularly confusing case, Atton Rand introduced a Captain Ersatz that got repeatedly mistaken for an Ersatz of an entirely different character. Many of his fellow players believed Snake to be an Ersatz of Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid rather than Snake Plissken from Escape From New York. To be fair, if this discussion is anything to go by, then Solid Snake himself is a homage to Snake Plissken, so similarities are inevitable.
    • Now we've got a cast of Captain Ersatz characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer... who were introduced solely because of a character named Giles (who wasn't even related to the show, but rather named after the character from The Crucible).
    • More or less the case with Baldrick. However, Blackadder is based around history in general (with each season set in a different time period of British History) meaning that his namesake is not so much one character as a whole bunch of identical grandsons, although if anything Agent Baldrick is probably closest to the version of his namesake seen in Blackadder Goes Forth (from which his "escape kit" was inspired).
    • Walker, Lovhaug, and Dr. Insano are all Captain Ersatz versions of That Guy From That Show characters.
  • Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: Many of the Elite Agents, particularly people like Rex and Zenna are known to try and operate in a humane manner as much as possible, trying to balance their objectives with doing what is best for those under there command. Then you got people like Rotor and Lutsky, who are known to be a lot more aggressive in their strategies, sometimes even placing their ultimate objective over the lives of their men.
  • Capulet Counterpart: Covert, who started as Magma's arch-nemesis and, after Alpha Team and Agents joined forces in the Dino Attack, ultimately fell in love with him.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Ogel, The Brickster, Vladek, Sam Sinister, and Dr. Inferno. Ogel, Vladek, and Dr. Inferno are part of the Control sphere, and the Brickster falls under the Destruction sphere; while Sam Sinister sees himself as a villain and fits the Card-Carrying Villain trope, he does not fall under any of the three main spheres, as his main motivation is personal greed.
  • Carnivore Confusion: For the most part, we have seen little interaction between carnivores and herbivores. The most we have seen is a T-Rex, four Minifigs, and a pterosaur in the same room, and said T-Rex did not eat or attack any of her fellow roommates, which may invoke (but not necessarily confirm) the idea that non-mutant carnivores are abnormally civil.
    • A T-Rex and a Minifig (i.e. Chompy and Frozeen, the unnamed T-Rex and Taglong, the other unnamed T-Rex and Zachary) will often get along, never mind the fact that, under more realistic circumstances, the T-Rex would likely see the Minifig as prey. However, Chompy can be a brutal predator when he wants to be, an unnamed female T-Rex seemed opposed to helping Minifigs (which, in a case of Fridge Brilliance, she may see as her prey), the other unnamed T-Rex killed Gonnerman, and the queen T-Rex was eager to tear Mr. Cunningham apart on the spot.
    • Let's not forget that Rex was in fact a Tyrannosaurus rex, and yet he's perfectly fine around herbivores. Although, to be fair, Rex has not really been around herbivores since before the Dino Attack (the closest he has been is watching a Triceratops stampede), and his dinosaur instincts were suppressed by XERRD experiments. Not to mention that he is, in fact, no longer a T-Rex.
      • Although, it is worth noting that shortly before the freak accident that switched Rex and Dr. Rex's bodies, Rex attacked Dr. Rex and picked him up with his maw. If Rex had not been still reeling from a prior Sonic Screamer attack, would Rex have done to Dr. Rex what any true T-Rex would have done?
    • Predators Are Mean: There are four main types of mutant dinosaurs (two of which technically aren't actually dinosaurs), all of which are carnivorous breeds. There have been no known sightings of a Mutant Triceratops, a Mutant Stegosaurus, or Mutant Brontosaur.
  • Catchphrase: Walter has a habit of shouting "SHUT THE ZNAP UP DONNIE!"
  • The Cavalry: The Adventurers' Island dinosaurs and TumTum tribesmen in during the battle for the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins.
    • Alpha Team, the Rogue Knights, Emperor Chang Wu's fleet, and Ogel's forces during the final battle.
      • A villainous example from the same battle: the Fright Knights.
  • Cavalry Betrayal: The Hybrids arrived to help the Dino Attack Team in the Goo Caverns, but one of the Hybrids captured Rex so Dr. Rex could lure the team into a trap. Later, they arrived to aid the Dino Attack Team in the Torn World, and then immediately revealed their true allegiance to XERRD after the battle was over.
  • Celibate Hero: Holly Vinyaya was this in the Space Police.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Big time. While the RPG's early days were far from Light and Soft, there was a definite gradual shift to a much darker and serious tone over the course of the RPG's lifetime.
    • PeabodySam and Atton Rand both had Cerebus Syndromes of their own, as they both started with very idealistic characters who usually ended up in amusingly absurd situations, and by the RPG's end, their writing was far darker and much more mature and cynical in tone.
  • Chain Pain: Dromus's weapon of choice. Used to be Amanda's weapon of choice, but after her retool which made her less of a Dromus expy, she dropped the Chain Pain in favor of being a Knife Nut.
  • Chair Reveal: PBB was introduced through one of these.
  • Chaotic Evil: Stromlings seem to be a Type 4 example, especially since the Maelstrom is entirely made up of darkness, destruction, and evil but was created as the concept of Imagination without rules.
    • XERRD is a Type 5 example; see Knight Templar and Well-Intentioned Extremist.
    • Always Chaotic Evil: Although for the most part this trope has been averted thanks to exceptions to every "evil" race, Stromlings are always evil, cunning, ruthless, and proud to be so, without exception.
  • Chaotic Stupid: Baldrick.
  • Character Customization: Every little trait, be it personality or physical, is up to the players.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG, PeabodySam made an explicit point stating that PBB would never be killed off. A year later, PBB was killed off in the Dino Attack RPG.
    • Rex was originally introduced as the ultimate idealist, who mourned the death of a random Mutant T-Rex he accidentally killed. As Characterization Marched On, the horrors of war eventually drove Rex to a considerably more cynical outlook.
    • Stranger was going to be more of a tough, no-nonsense kind of hunter person (not unlike Titan, who in retrospect seems more like a Suspiciously Similar Substitute), but his snide remarks about the ludricousness of the situations he found himself in came to define his more humorous Lampshade Hanging attitude.
    • Rotor was initially introduced in the Alpha Team RPG as a companion to Zenna whose primary role was simply that of a helicopter pilot who could get her and other agents to and from places. While he may still have been a little over-enthusiastic about his job, he was still taking orders and a lot less aggressive, even saving the life of a stranded agent. Then he was introduced to the Dino Attack RPG, where he was suddenly leading squads of helicopters and even attempting to operate behind the backs of his superiors, becoming the tough, battle-hardened, aggressive, classical-music playing Elite Agent with whom most players are familiar.
    • Kate was initially set up as something of a rookie with the potential to become an action girl before evolving into a more deconstructive portrayal of a teenager who joined the team never really knowing what she was getting into.
    • Hertz was introduced as a disposable agent who could fill in a gap created by Reptile's removal. While intended as a character who could easily be killed off, Hertz has gained a notable role in the RPG since his introduction.
    • Garry was originally conceived as a far more brutal character who would not only torture the XERRD prisoners alongside Rotor but blackmail Copper into keeping quiet about their actions. Eventually Atton's posts started to humanize him, making the character somewhat more sympathetic and likeable.
    • When Jenny first appeared, she was described as being "slightly older than Kate". Given that Kate is 18, that would have put Jenny around 19-20. Later posts implied her to be younger, around 12-14.
    • Pierce was originally considered as a love interest for Zenna before his backstory with Kate made Sarah Bishop into his love interest.
    • In a similar situation as Rex, Dr. Cyborg started off a a very idealist agent, thanks to his XERRD background. However, as the game went on, this devolved until it wasn't mentioned much at all.
  • Chaste Hero: Nazareno.
  • Chastity Couple: Zach and Minerva; even while spending the night outside in midwinter -- a situation in which cuddling would have been not only heartwarming, but practical -- they roll away from one another before going to sleep.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The T-1 Typhoon that was left in the desert after Zenna and George were attacked by Natives ended up having a brief but important role in driving an invading army of Mutant Dinosaurs out of the Dino Attack Team's camp on Adventurers' Island.
    • Shortly before the Goo Caverns mission, it was established that Dino Attack Team began developing a weapon powerful enough to destroy an entire army without leveling a city. Think this is going to be important sometime in the future?
    • Hotwire's PDA malfunctioned after Kat's death. Turns out that's what happens when a human consciousness stores itself in a pocket-sized communication device.
    • Chekhov's Boomerang: The return of Ata during the LEGO Island story arc, during which time he found the Constructopedia. And again, Ata became important just before the final battle... when it was revealed that he was a mole working for XERRD.
    • Chekhov's Gag: Ben Gunn's "That cake is a lie" was nothing more than an amusing line at first... that Rex later remembered and helped him break away from the Darkitect's illusions. Similarly, Frozeen's insanity from the Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG had a brief relapse to grant him Insanity Immunity.
    • Chekhov's Gunman: Ghost was character that rode on a Fire Hammer with Minerva to the rear guard camp. After Brikman McStudz reread the Dino Attack RPG and remembered the existence of Ghost, he reintroduced him as being a spy for the Maelstrom for his entire existence.
      • Loop was initially an unnamed Inferno henchman who framed Kat and B for murder, only to later return and be revealed as part of ShadowTech.
      • Ata, at first, was a seemingly-random unnamed communications expert who thought his GPS was glitching. He ended up helping Rex and Amanda return to the Dino Attack Team. Then, he became a Chekhov's Boomerang... twice.
      • Oh, Frank Einstein. Started off as a seemingly-random extra, ascended to a ultimate Deep Cover Agent/Reverse Mole.
      • Matthew Vherestorm was just some guy apart of Nazareno's past. As the final battle rolled around, he was revealed to have reformed as Blaire Darkling, a member of XERRD.
    • Chekhov's M.I.A.: Ben Gunn, who became M.I.A. at the end of the Goo Caverns mission only to return after the Adventurers' Island mission to warn the Dino Attack Team about the upcoming final battle.
      • Trouble returned to save Rex in the final battle after being M.I.A. for six years, seven months, and seven days (in real-time).
  • Chess Motifs: A few of them surrounding, you'd never believe this, the false Wallace Bishop. Especially in the way that his messages were contained within chess pieces and his declaration that, sometimes, "the bishop must be sacrificed" to win.
  • The Chessmaster: Cam O'Cozy, who intentionally created a violent feud between the idealist and realist sides of the team (simply taking advantage of a high period of tension between them at the time), with the ultimate goal of destroying the team. Of course one could also go a step farther and label Dr. Rex himself as such, seeing as he had planted Cam O'Cozy along with some Maelstrom-infected bricks to achieve that goal.
    • The original Chaos served as the Chessmaster controlling Kotua's actions for much of the early Dino Attack in a grand scheme to get its revenge on the Alpha Team agent and free itself from its Mayan prison.
    • Dust has had a master plan for some time considering his plains to take the temple of Hotep III ranging from dropping care packages for himself on strategic points across the island, blackmailing members of the D.A., infiltrating the XERRD base and destroying critical data, and falsely translating the blueprints to the temple.
    • Agent Cane, who surruptitiously hijacked all of Katerina Schattenberg's work in order to settle a feud that started a generation before him.
    • Then there's Palmer, who tricked Garry both into leading him to the source of the Maelstrom (essentially making him a super-Stromling of sorts, especially now that Zach was cured and Ahua is dead, leaving him to take their places) and made his fellow teammates paranoid to the extent that one of them was murdered... by Garry himself.
    • The ultimate Chessmaster of the entire Dino Attack is Baron Typhonus. He manipulated XERRD into creating the Dino Attack in the first place and led Lord Sam Sinister into the Maelstrom Temple with the Maelstrom Crystal, to name a few examples. Even after being defeated at the Maelstrom Temple, Baron Typhonus had a back-up plan to possess Dr. Rex's body.
  • Child Soldiers: Kate is occasionally seen as one. Technically she's in her late teens, but that is still fairly young when compared to the other agents, most of whom are a lot older.
    • Interestingly, there are thirteen other agents that are officially eighteen-years (three that are Elite Agents) and they are not seen as Child Soldiers
    • In the Dino Attack RPG's early days, there were numerous players whose primary characters were Child Soldiers as young as 9 years old. This was something that PeabodySam had not considered when he made the Dino Attack RPG's sign-up form, so he later altered the form to state that primary characters had to be at least 18 years old. The Child Soldiers were later retconned to be 17 years old and lying about their age when listed in the Dino Attack Team/Agents page on this wiki.
  • Choke Holds: Dr. Rex once used one against Frozeen, surprisingly while the latter was in a G.E. Body, to intimidate the other prisoners. Later, he Choke Held Frozeen again, and this time actually strangled him to death.
    • In its final moments, the Brickspider Bot v1.0 had one against Rex and nearly succeeded in killing the Dino Attack agent.
    • Minerva received one from Ahua which involved the Maelstrom choking her as well. She was only saved when Zach refused to watch her die.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: This has happened to many characters when the player controlling them leaves the RPG.
    • Axle had a notable role in the RPG as a member of the Dino Attack Team, something nobody seems to remember any more.
    • There was also Trouble, who was a major character at one point before inexplicably vanishing, and PeabodySam has openly refused to bring him back.
    • Mort, until he returned during the hunt for the mole.
    • This nearly happened to Septimus several times.
    • "Gene Rick," the body-swapped XERRD scientist who Andrew and Laxus rescued, got dropped shortly before Zach's camp ambush.
  • Circling Monologue: The illusion of Kotua gave one of these to Rex, who was lying paralyzed on the floor.
    • Loop gave one to Swerve before mutating him with a Mind-Control Orb.
  • Claustrophobia: Implied to be the case with A.J. Orange, explaining why she suffers from hallucinations when wearing her father's gas mask.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Ben Gunn, who was suffering from senility during his time in the Goo Caverns.
    • Subverted with Cam O'Cozy, who was initially set up as such a character, but the later revelation of him being an android would suggest that this was just a ruse.
    • The real Wallace Bishop (the one locked up in Napoleon XIV Mental Institution in Antarctica).
    • Subverted by Lance Williams. Despite the Apocalypse Now character from whom he was inspired (who by the end was probably about as good an example of this trope as you can possibly get), he is actually fairly sane under normal circumstances, only snapping under extreme stress.
    • When Frozeen goes insane, it's the Cloud Cuckoo Lander type of insanity. He believes that everyone around him is a leprechaun out to steal his gold; the cows must be defeated to save the monkeys; and everything has to do with Mexican food.
    • Athena Fabello comes across as this, primarily when meeting Oswald and Blaire in Napoleon XIV and as a nineteen-year-old.
    • When wearing a helmet, Andrea Jackson Orange thinks that she's in a Sugar Bowl setting populated by cute baby dinosaurs as a result of hallucinations she experienced while suffering from claustrophobia in a makeshift bunker for who-knows-how-long.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Trigger is a walking Cluster MegaBlok-Bomb.
    • One agent on the comm chatter dropped a bomb following Dr. Rex's revival.
  • The Coconut Effect: Many inaccuracies regarding the nature of dinosaurs and Mutant Dinosaurs (see Somewhere A Paleontologist Is Crying) are intentionally preserved in Dino Attack RPG to accurately follow its source material.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Rotor beating the living daylights out of an already terrified and confused child. How much of it was for information and how much was just Rotor being Rotor is up to the reader's interpretation.
  • Cold Sniper: A guard at the XERRD Fortress who briefly caused Rotor's attacking force some trouble.
    • Despite his Team Fortress 2 inspiration, Sniper comes across as a Cold Sniper.
    • Barry Jackson can also come across as one at times, at least whenever he's actually sniping.
  • Colonel Kilgore: Rotor. The trope-naming character was a major inspiration, right down to his frequent habit of playing classical music while attacking his enemies. Soldier to some extent could also be considered an example.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Green Mutant Lizards are camouflage, red Mutant Lizards are fire-breathing, yellow Mutant Lizards are acid-spitting, and black Mutant Lizards are darkness.
  • Combat Medic: Zenna, Medic, and Marco Martinet. Wade could also qualify as he did work in the army as a field medic and has experience working in the midst of combat.
  • Combat Tentacles: Paulie Gonepus
  • Command Roster: The Elite Agents working operating on Adventurers' Island. Rex serves more or less as the Captain as well as a Cunning Linguist, Zenna serves as the Heart, Rotor is the Marine, Hertz is the Communications officer, Rotor and Cabin both serve as Ace Pilots, and they have a small but helpful medical staff including a psychologist.
  • Communications Officer: Hertz, Windows, Bluetooth, and Shannon Gromtin.
  • Common Tongue: Dust talks to Skeleton Mummies. Also see Animal Talk.
  • Conflict Ball: Idealists versus realists, especially during Digger's revolt, although that was justified due to Digger's emotions being manipulated by the Maelstrom.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: A possible explanation regarding the notable difference in strength between Stromling Agents and Stromling Explorers. There are rarely more than one or two Stromling Agents on-screen at a time, and they prove very hard to defeat. Stromling Explorers almost always act as a group, leaving them as nothing more than Cannon Fodder.
    • Even noticeable with common Mutant Dinos. Compare how hard it is to kill one Mutant Raptor versus an entire pack of Mutant Raptors.
  • Conspiracy Redemption: After hanging out with Cam O'Cozy and French Fries, Zenna helped leak information regarding the Antarctica mission and inadvertently caused riots and an idealist-realist conflict of escalated violence. However, she redeemed herself through working quickly and efficiently to defeat Cam O'Cozy, who was fueling the fires of the idealist-realist conflict, and provide medical aid to those injured in the riots, and received a promotion to Elite Agent as a result.
    • Tracer was part of a group of realist agents supporting O'Cozy, but managed to redeem himself by working with Hotwire.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: In many ways, the final battle, especially due to the comm chatter.
  • Continuity Nod: Rex and Reptile used Iron Predators to defend a power station from a Mutant T-Rex attack, which culminated in the arrival of the founding members in a T-1 Typhoon to save the day and drive the T-Rexes back across the river. This whole scene was a Continuity Nod to a battle described on the LEGO Dino Attack website.
    • In the Ugalego temple, there was a wrecked Scorpion Orb Launcher. The last time a Scorpion Orb Launcher was seen on Adventurers' Island was early in the Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG, during the same mission that ended with Frozeen adopting Chompy.
    • The T-1 Typhoon battle against Dr. Rex and the occasional Mutant Pterosaur atop a burning Dino Attack Headquarters was modeled after the box art for the T-1 Typhoon set (although, in the RPG, Specs and Viper are in a separate T-1 Typhoon from the one flown by Shadow and Digger).
    • According to Frozeen, aside from a mishap involving a billboard and a stray Mutant Raptor, reconstruction of LEGO City has been going smoothly. The incident involving the billboard and Mutant Raptor was a reference to a comic in LEGO Brickmaster Magazine's November-December 2005 issue.
    • The celebration on LEGO Island is full of these, sure to please any long-time fan of the series.
  • Continuity Porn: With over seven years of canon, plus references to other RPGs and numerous LEGO themes, it's not hard to get overwhelmed by all the canon in Dino Attack RPG.
  • Continuity Snarl: The Brickspider Bot v1.0 initially denied any connections to Dr. Inferno and referred to the Mad Scientist as a "pitiful fool". When writing later plot developments, PeabodySam forgot about this detail and revealed that the Brickspider Bot had allied with Dr. Inferno.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Lord Sam Sinister could stand at the edge of a volcanic crater with boiling lava below him without any sort of heat-resistant suit.
  • Cool Airship: Although Dino Attack RPG has seen a large number of these in its early days, including PBB's Airship, the Saber, Villains Headquarters, and the Iron Hammer, the Voltage will always stand out in the minds of Dino Attack RPG's early players as one of the definitive traits of the early Dino Attack RPG experience.
  • Cool Mask: Specs always wears a balaclava.
  • Cool Old Guy: Solomon is in his eighties. General, Ben Gunn, and Frank Einstein are in their late seventies. Greybeard is supposedly older than everyone else, as part of a running joke.
  • Cool Shades: Blaire Darkling always wears dark, reflective sunglasses presumably after an accident during the creation of the Mutant Dinos. Trigger also wears them sometimes as does Pharisee and Rotor. True to his inspirations, Paulie Gonepus also wears Cool Shades.
  • The Coroner Doth Protest Too Much: Variation... er... sort of, though the victim in question wasn't actually murdered so much as hidden and too frightened to say anything. To see that Jenny gets proper medical attention without Copper finding out that she'd been deliberately tortured, Garry explained that she tried to escape (she was after all, a prisoner), ran into him, and put up a fight, so he simply acted in self-defense. Somewhat subverted in that he ended up eventually confessing to Copper anyway.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Walter Breen, especially during his days as administrator of Brick League United. Even after he left the company, he retained many traits of a Corrupt Corporate Executive.
    • Cane had a bit of this in him as well, though in his early characterization by Kotua in Space, he was more of a Colonel Kilgore.
    • Uærlig Sindstorme and Edward Korrupte seem to be examples of such, given that they're willing to hire bounty hunters, criminals, mercenaries, and any other form of hired gun to perform armed robberies against each other (which has gotten a few innocent people killed), not to mention the fact that Sindstorme seemed genuinely pleased when his hired guns set up the murder of an innocent bystander as a tragic accident (though it might have been more because he expected to avoid the potential consequences than it was the murder itself). The reason for all this violence? They're trying to steal each other's products for money.
      • If it wasn't obvious enough, the surname of Dacta's CEO is Danish for "corrupt" and the given name of Mindstorms' president is Danish for "dishonest".
    • Implied to be the case with Mr. Bonaparte. He prescribes his patients with "classified" medications, but we have not seen anyone at Napoleon XIV Mental Institution whose mental health has improved under his supervision. Napoleon XIV also has a history of security issues, such as when Wallace Bishop escaped and when Athena Fabello went missing; in the latter case, to avoid bad press and investigations into Napoleon XIV, Mr. Bonaparte wrote a formal letter stating that Athena had passed away.
  • The Corruption: The Maelstrom.
  • Cosmic Horror Story: Not neccessarily intentional, but let's see. Planet that's relatively small and insignificant in the grand sceme of a vastly infinite cosmos? Check. Eldritch Abomination capable of destroying entire worlds with little to no effort? Check. Chances of said Eldritch Abomination being stopped permenantly being non-existant? Check. Eldritch Abomination being so weird an alien that simply looking at it will drive you mad? Partial check, since it at least leaves those who face it severely traumatized if nothing else. Yeah, we got one. The alternate ending December 21, 2012 would also qualify as this taken up a few notches.
  • Cow Tools: The machine that goes "BING!", which, despite being the most expensive machine in Dino Attack Headquarters, has no clear function other than going "BING!".
    • For the most part, Enter and Return's arsenal. However, we did once get to see Enter use a shark in CPR, but what they do with trees is anyone's guess.
  • CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable: Subverted, upon being revived by Enter, the first thing Zelda did was vomit in his face.
  • Cranial Processing Unit: The Brickspider Bot v1.0 can only be disabled by destroying its head. Interestingly, if the head is detached from the body but still intact, the body can still function, but as soon as the head is destroyed, the Brickspider Bot ceases to move.
    • Averted by Aster Oid, whose vital innerworkings were located in his torso, not in his head.
  • Crate Expectations: Injection needles containing the antidote to XERRD's toxic gases were contained in a crate, which Reptile opened using a crowbar.
  • Creepy Monotone: Michelle Glados.
  • Crisis Crossover: If there's a LEGO theme that does not take place on another planet, it will likely show up in some form or another in Dino Attack RPG. And even if it takes place on another planet (i.e. Life on Mars), it still may show up.
  • Cross Over: Essentially, the Dino Attack RPG has crossed over with the Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG and the original Pirates RPG.
  • Cruel Mercy: Rex attempted to give this to Dr. Rex, believing that it would be a fate that he deserved. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out as planned, as it gave Baron Typhonus enough time to make his Divine Intervention.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Dust's appearance at his death was partly inspired by the classic death of William Dafoe's character in Platoon.
  • Cry into Chest: Kate while talking to her mother about Frank Einstein's reveal.
  • Cryptic Background Reference: Dino Attack RPG takes place in 2010 and was first started in 2005. Since the details of what would happen over the next five years (in both official LEGO story and in BZPower LEGO RPG story) could not be predicted, PeabodySam seized the opportunity to make Cryptic Background References regarding the fates of his Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG characters, such as the death of Rebel Drone and the mysterious disappearance of Frozeen. Although some of this background information was intended to be explained by a later Alpha Team RPG (likely Ogel's Last Stand), even in 2012 many questions about what exactly happened in this six-year span between Alpha Team RPG and Dino Attack RPG remain unanswered.
  • Cue the Sun: Dino Attack RPG's final post ended with sunrise on Adventurers' Island.
  • Cunning Linguist: Hertz.
  • Curse Cut Short: General, immediately after discovering the stasis tube of Talia Kaahs. Mind you, this was before the phrase "Son of a MegaBlok" became widely used in the RPG, so at the time it was implied that he did not say "MegaBlok".
    • Just before leaving the Goo Caverns, Greybeard thought about Ben Gunn and, in order to express his pity for the old hermit, was about to describe him by using a word not exactly appropriate for BZPower. Just before he could do so, he was cut off.
    • Oswald was describing Athena (and by extension, Minerva) with a phrase that would have been ended with a word not appropriate for BZPower, only to be interrupted by Minerva.
    • In a Shout Out to Half-Life 2, Andrew's message to Baron Typhonus was obscured by Hertz shouting.
  • The Cutie: Kate.
  • Curb Stomp Battle: Rex vs. French Fries and Pharisee vs. French Fries.
    • Pharisee vs. Trigger was actually a subversion. For most of the fight, it was definitely a Curb Stomp Battle, as Pharisee easily overpowered Trigger in the fight. However, it was ultimately subverted because Trigger knocked out Pharisee in the end, emerging as the victor of that fight.
  • Cyborg: Dr. Cyborg and General.
  • Dance Party Ending: The various parties across the LEGO Planet after the Dino Attack war ended, most notably the celebration on LEGO Island.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Amanda Claw, General, Scratch, Minerva and Oswald Fabello, Dust, Greybeard, and the list goes on.
  • Dark Fic: Look at the source material. Now look at Dino Attack RPG. Notice a difference in tone?
  • Darker and Edgier: Definitely, considering its source material.
  • Darkest Hour: Did it begin with Baron Typhonus's Divine Intervention, the death of Amanda Claw, or the Mutant Lizard invasion of Dino Attack Headquarters? Regardless of where it began, it's certain that the final battle definitely had its Darkest Hour.
  • Dating Catwoman: While Covert (as well as the rest of the Agents Defense Organization) is not a villain, she served as an antagonist to Magma for at least two years during the inter-agency rivalry between Alpha Team and the Agents. After the Dino Attack, Magma and Covert openly declared their love for one another, making this too explicit to be Foe Romance Subtext.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Many of Atton Rand's first posts in At War's End were written from the perspective of the staff of Outpost 4, showing their reactions to the mutant dinos' attack on the Rear Guard camp. His primary character Zenna was reduced to little more than one or two passing mentions.
  • Deader than Disco: In-universe; how Grease views Alpha Team and Rock Raiders.
  • Deadly Gas: The toxins in the air vent system of XERRD establishments.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just about every character who does Lampshade Hanging, especially Andrewnuav199's characters.
  • Dead Man Switch: Demoman's death trap during the mole hunt was set up so that if anything happened to him, the explosives would detonate. Luckily, the explosives were not exactly wired up properly.
  • Death by Origin Story: Amadeus and Rosaria Remous, Alfred the butler, and Bricassius all kicked the bucket in Amanda's origin story.
    • Also in the flashback, Uærlig Sindstorme and Edward Korrupte, along with five of the seven people Schiess worked with.
    • Isaac and Tod Fabello were both killed in Minerva and Oswald's origin story.
  • Death Equals Emotion: Invoked in Dust's death. In his dying moments, he asked his teammates to tell Rockford that it was an honor to work with him and to send his apologies, something that Dust would never have requested in life.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Dust's teammates went from hating him for tricking them to trying in vain to save his life after he was fatally shot.
    • Averted with Loop after he crashed the Maelstrom-controlled Talon, when the Maelstrom prevented him from dying and instead infected him completely.
    • Minerva finally forgave Athena in the latter's dying moments.
  • Death From Above: Pretty much any combat action once Rotor gets involved. Of course this should hardly come as a surprise to anyone who's seen Apocalypse Now and is familiar with Rotor's inspiration.
  • Death Is Dramatic: Amanda Claw and Athena Fabello were both fatally shot, but still able to deliver heartwarming speeches to their loved ones before they died.
    • In Amanda's case, this was actually deliberately invoked. Originally, PeabodySam considered having her die immediately after being shot, with no parting speech. However, believing that this felt too much like Dropping a Bridge on such an important long-runner character, PeabodySam decided to opt for Death Is Dramatic instead.
  • Death Notification: After J.D.'s death, Wade began writing several letters to J.D.'s family and his old friend Marco Martinet.
    • Rex and Specs wrote a letter to Helen Rutherford informing her of the deaths of Scout and Spy.
  • Death Seeker: Oswald Fabello started to become this as his insanity began to take hold. He even thanked Minerva for killing him.
    • After being possessed by Baron Typhonus, Dr. Rex made it his one goal to die as quickly as possible. First, he unwillingly followed the Darkitect's orders, hoping that defeating Dino Attack Team would make Typhonus allow him to die. Then, when the Einstein Device was fired at him, Dr. Rex had an Obi-Wan Moment and did not attempt to dodge.
    • After finding out that his mother died in the refugee facilities, B decided that he had nothing to live for anymore.
  • Decapitated Army: The death of Dr. Rex basically negated the threat of the Mutant Dino army. Justified, in that the weapon that took Dr. Rex's life also killed the majority of the Mutant Dinos, and the death of Dr. Rex cut off Baron Typhonus, the one compelling the Mutant Dinos to be destructive in the first place, from the LEGO Planet for good.
  • Decon-Recon Switch: Placing the zany paramedics Enter and Return in the Dino Attack Hospital Wing, where more realistic doctors like Alan Pierce work, resulted in them constantly being called out on their questionable procedures that would never be allowed in a real hospital. However, this Deconstruction was ultimately Reconstructed, as it turned out that Enter and Return's methods, however zany, are still proven to work quite effectively.
  • Deep Cover Agent: As Wallace Bishop, Frank Einstein was second-in-command of XERRD.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Cyrista's Bane.
  • Defector From Decadence: General, Kat, Dr. Strangebrick, Dr. Cyborg, and Solomon Koplowitz.
    • Dr. Gadd and Dr. Lee attempted to do this during the final battle, only to learn that XERRD was calling a truce with Dino Attack Team, rendering their defection redundant.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: Many of the citizens of El Paso are incredibly sexist, a trait inspired by common views during the real Wild West (and pretty much everywhere else during that era).
  • Dem Bones: Dino Attack agents turned into skeletons and reanimated by Skeleton Mummies.
    • Captain Click and allied Skeleton Drones such as Septimus count as rare non-villain examples.
  • Demonization: Realist agents are often depicted as overly aggressive or sometimes even downright evil, especially by Atton Rand. It does not help that Kotua, Cam O'Cozy, and Rotor are some of the most well-known examples of realist agents (although Kotua went insane and O'Cozy was just a ploy).
    • Possibly averted by Garry, who while aggressive and practical, does at least have another side.
    • Possibly averted with Barry Jackson, who is shown as actually being quite likeable despite being more than willing to shoot to kill (although his only targets so far were an enemy sniper who had already been shooting at his fellow agents, and Stromling Zachary who was about to attack one of the medics).
    • Averted with Tracer, who was also created as an attempt to introduce a likeable realist character.
  • Demoted to Extra: Atton Rand introduced a number of NPCs during the Adventurers' Island story arc, resulting in his own primary character being taken out of focus in favor of stories focusing on the various medics and Kate's efforts to fit in with the team.
    • While technically they do have a significant part in the story, the four official members of the Dino Attack Team have barely appeared in the RPG.
    • Libo, who once appeared frequently in the Dino Attack RPG, has barely been seen or mentioned, especially following the idealist-realist debate. He was finally revealed to have had a Bridge Dropped on Him (literally).
  • Depending on the Writer: Rex is notably more stern and serious when written by Chronicler of Ko-Koro or Brikman McStudz.
    • The mood of the RPG can shift from post to post, from dark and serious to goofy and light-hearted. For example, after LEGO Island entered the Torn World, the mood shifted between Andrew's despair over the destruction of his hometown and the comic relief antics of Enter and Return.
    • Small details will often vary from post to post due to different players interpreting things differently. A good example of this would be in the weapons used. PeabodySam often talks about the characters using "Sonic Screamers" whilst many of Atton Rand's posts describe them to be using standard issue rifles and other conventional weaponry.
    • When PeabodySam writes Stromlings, they are nothing more than weak Cannon Fodder. When Brikman McStudz writes Stromlings, they range from mindless minions to cunning, intelligent, and ruthless. When Atton Rand writes Stromlings, they are an elusive monster that seeks to assimilate other life forms in a Borg or Thing-esque manner, and frequently manipulate people against each other by fueling their paranoia.
      • Similarly, Atton Rand's interpretation of the Maelstrom is far more Lovecraftian than what NetDevil probably intended.
    • When Atton Rand writes Heavy, he depicts Heavy as absolutely obsessed with sandwiches. When PeabodySam writes Heavy, he instead focuses on Heavy's relationship with Medic.
    • From the perspective of Andrewnuva199's posts during the final battle, the general outlook on Dino Attack Team's progress in the battle was fairly optimistic. However, things looked much bleaker from the points of view of PeabodySam and TakunuvaC01.
    • A rather noteworthy example is how the post-war world is handled, as most writers believe that a world Built With LEGO will rebuild fairly quickly while Atton Rand wanted a more realistic depiction of a post-war apocalyptic society. This is visible in even minor details; in a post by PeabodySam, Bartholomew Enderson remarked how quickly LEGO City was being rebuilt, and then in a following post by Atton Rand, Carrie Enderson noticed how slowly the construction crews were working.
    • Literally every player has their own style. For instance PeabodySam and Andrewnuva very clearly try to play up the LEGO-based elements in the style of classic LEGO video games. For instance they'll often make explicit reference to actual LEGO pieces (i.e. "And then he grabbed a 2x4 brick"). Atton Rand and That Guy, on the other hand, both tend to downplay the light-hearted LEGO elements as much as possible, and focus more on creating a believable atmosphere.
      • This sort of thing is reflected in little details. For instance if a certain minor role is called for, PeabodySam or Andrewnuva might bring in an official LEGO character to fill it, while Atton Rand would create his own. A simple example would be that Atton Rand created the character of Scott, not realizing that there were already several official LEGO reporters who could have filled the same role (a fact PeabodySam poked fun at with a brief argument between him and the official characters). Additionally, whereas PeabodySam and Andrewnuva tend to make references to LEGO, Atton Rand's posts are a bit more daring and willing to make reference to real-life celebrities (a fact reflected in the post-war celebration, when a post by Atton Rand noted that someone had swapped out the usual tracks in LEGO Island's jukebox in favor of Running Up That Hill).
  • Despair Event Horizon: Dr. Rex finally crossed this line after Katerina renounced him as his sister.
    • Oswald Fabello finally lost all hope upon realizing Baron Typhonus was controlling the Maelstrom and no matter his plan, both he and his sister would die.
    • Rex crossed this line after the death of Amanda, as most evidenced by his Anti-Hero personality and lust for revenge after recovering from his Heroic BSOD.
  • Destination Defenestration: Ogel had a bad habit of doing this to his drones.
  • Detachment Combat: Captain Click is able to pull this off.
    • Apparently, according to the comm chatter, one of the Flying Legondos participated in the final battle and used this ability.
  • Determinator: Silencia Venomosa. Lampshaded by a quote from The Terminator.
  • Deus Angst Machina: Dr. Rex gets back up, Adventure performs a heroic sacrifice, his Iron Predator is destroyed, Amanda is murdered, and Trouble is Back For the Dead... Rex hasn't been having a good day.
  • Deus Ex Machina: There are many examples, but here are a few notable ones:
    • The exact nature of the mysterious voice that Frozeen heard upon death is unclear, but it originated from Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG as a Deus Ex Machina created by Kotua in Space to restore Kotua's Minifig body through death and revival. It was again used as a Deus Ex Machina to restore Frozeen's Minifig body, and its true nature has not been revealed beyond that which Kotua in Space created (aside from a Never Heard That One Before moment). Aside from this one example (which was in fact intended to strip Frozeen of his G.E. Body and thus reduce his strength), PeabodySam does not wish to have this feature reappear in Dino Attack RPG, especially due to its ability to be easily abused (Databoard and Kotua were frequently revived as such in the Alpha Team RPG).
      • Given the context, the mysterious voice might very well be a literal case of Deus Ex Machina.
      • Spoofed by Atton Rand. When Trigger died the voice retorted by saying it had to take somebody, and claimed to have revived Databoard "like fifty times".
    • When the Dino Attack Team arrived at the base of the Ogel's Island volcano, they had no means of ascending the mountainside. Quite conveniently, Reptile's T-1 Typhoon crash-landed into the volcano and dropped off some climbing gear.
    • Although set up and foreshadowed several posts before it arrived, the stampeding Triceratops herd that ended the battle for the Aztec Village was Lampshaded as a Deus Ex Machina. Interestingly, unlike most examples of Lampshading, this was not played for laughs but for drama, since Rex realized that relying on a Deus Ex Machina to save the day is a poor strategy that could easily backfire.
    • Defied, in that Rex's plan to travel to the Temple of Creation is in response to all the Deus Ex Machina examples of the past, intending to avert yet another Deus Ex Machina saving the day. Unfortunately, due to the Unspoken Plan Guarantee, Rex was punished for defying Deus Ex Machina.
  • Diabolus Ex Machina: While not actually the end of the story, the conclusion to the LEGO Island Arc was a fairly joyous moment (at least from the point of view of those in the Torn World, who didn't know what was happening outside- for others it would have been more of a bittersweet ending). They finally got out of the Torn World, LEGO Island is restored, and the Brickspider Bot is gone for good. Then all of a sudden the hybrids turned against the team and things got pretty dark.
    • Andrew's "dark conciousness" reappearing virtually out of nowhere during his and Minerva's encounter with Zach didn't exactly help matters. At least it proved a minor obstacle.
    • Things were looking pretty optimistic during the final battle after Dr. Rex's defeat... and then he got possessed by the Maelstrom, and it all went downhill from there.
    • Hertz and Naomi had a pretty happy ending. And then everything went downhill for them in the teaser for Dino 2012.
  • Did Not Do The Bloody Research: In an effort to Get Crap Around The Radar, "bloody" was frequently used as a curse word, since it was not censored by the word filter and most of Dino Attack RPG's players live in North America, where the word is not particularly offensive. When Dino Attack RPG actually had a player from the United Kingdom, imperial officer, "bloody" could no longer be used because he took offense to the word.
    • This did not stop Sniper from saying "bloody" as a curse word later on. In fact, during the mission brief that he was assigned to Second Headquarters Squad, Sniper referred to the Hybrids as "buggers", which is a seemingly innocent word in North America with a much more offensive meaning elsewhere in the world.
    • French Fries also referred to Mutant Lizards as "buggers".
  • Did Not Do the Research: Because Atton Rand, unlike PeabodySam or Brikman McStudz, never played LEGO Universe, his interpretations of Stromlings and the Maelstrom proved quite... different in comparison.
    • Atton Rand also did a parody of Solid Snake while admitting to having very little knowledge about the character or the Metal Gear franchise, resulting in what could be seen as a Shallow Parody. Atton Rand also accused Metal Gear of shamelessly ripping off Escape from New York, unaware that John Carpenter gave his blessing to the Metal Gear series.
    • An internal example within the RPG. Atton Rand brought Amanda's body into the medical wing in an Instant Emergency Response Turned Up to Eleven... because he was somehow unaware that Amanda's body was still with Rex, who was last seen surrounded by Mutant Lizards and about to be executed by Glados, and followed up with an OOC message saying not to rescue Rex yet. You have to wonder... did Atton Rand even read PeabodySam's post, or did he just read Andrewnuva199 and avmatoran's OOC reactions to Amanda's death?
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Pterisa struck the Darkitect in the chest with a bolt of lightning. It barely hurt him, but the fact that he was actually hit by another being who was turning his own powers against him was a huge insult to the Darkitect. The good news is that it broke his concentration long enough for Rex and Hotwire to realize that they were fighting illusions. The bad news is that Pterisa Broke Her Arm Punching Out Cthulhu.
    • This trope applies to anyone, such as Pointman or Semick, who attacked Dr. Rex after Baron Typhonus's Baron Intervention.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Ingrid Tromsø in Solomon Koplowitz's arms, and Amanda Claw in Rex's arms.
  • Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Literally with Tex, who is a hybrid between a Mutant T-Rex and a dragon. Additionally, her brother Crunchbite was inspired by the Kardas Dragon.
  • Dirty Coward: Walter Breen.
    • Trigger. For someone who takes his jobs so seriously that anyone who interferes must die, Trigger has no problem walking out on his most important job of all time and deserting the Dino Attack Team... during the final battle... and tries to justify it as the money not being worth it.
  • Disappeared Dad: Zachary Abody is Frozeen's disappeared adoptive father.
  • Disconnected By Death: Happened a few times over the comm chatter, but also notably happened with Adventure.
  • Discontinuity Nod: Andrew and Laxus occasionally dismiss retconned information as faults of the "anybody can edit" system of the Dino Attack Database.
    • When refusing Baron Typhonus's offer, Sam Sinister talked about how, in the past, he was blind in a metaphorical sense. In fanon material earlier in the Dino Attack RPG which was later retconned into Discontinuity, Sam Sinister actually was blind in a literal sense.
    • The comm chatter occasionally references the Early Installment Weirdness that has fallen into discontinuity.
    • Greybeard mispronounced Anubis's name as "Arubis", referencing a typo that PeabodySam made when first introducing Anubis.
  • Disk One Final Boss: XERRD seemed to be nearly defeated in the Maelstrom Temple. Victory was nearly at hand... and then Baron Typhonus showed up.
  • Disney Death: Amanda Claw was last seen attacked by villains, and her torn up uniform was found outside a wrecked police station. Don't worry, Rex, she's alright... this time, at least.
    • Kat was shot in the neck and killed... or so we thought. Good thing she backed herself up on Hotwire's PDA.
  • Disney Villain Death: Brickspider Bot v1.0, although partially subverted in that it was already dead before it fell.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Rotor tried to make an example of a T-1 crew by having them executed because the pilot had refused an order to fire on the XERRD fortress while Dino Attack Agents were still inside.
    • If Sarah's anythiing to go by then apparently Walter pulled a gun on someone for stepping over the line during a bowling match.
    • Edward Korrupte's response to Uærlig Sindstorme sending a team of mercenaries to steal some blueprints? Giving Venomosa permission to kill everyone.
    • Pharisee's retribution could be considered disproportionate. It is actually intentional so he can make a statement and provide a warning to others.
  • Ditzy Genius: Naomi Carver was originally introduced as The Ditz, and indeed this was Hertz's first impression of her. Later, however, Hertz commented on Naomi's intelligence.
  • Dwindling Party: Happened in two intersecting (but mostly unrelated) segments, both of the "hunted" variety- The Second Headquarters Squad being picked off one by one by Ata until only Pyro and Demoman were left, and also in the Trigger/Silencia flashback, where a seven man-team of criminals (eight-people depending on whether you include Silencia herself) are picked off one-by-one following Silencia's double-crossings until only two remained. The latter arguably continued into the present day, too- with Silencia and Trigger's deaths leaving Montoya as the sole survivor.
    • On a related note, Atton Rand does somewhat regret not using this with his "Stromling paranoia" sub-plot with the crew of Outpost 4- with the already paranoid cast getting picked off one by one trying to figure out who's a Stromling.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Cabin is basically a female, slightly less aggressive version of Rotor. Teri is intended to be one for Barry Jackson.
    • Also Bartholomew Enderson's sister Carrie Enderson, who also happens to be a successful bartender, and they both happen to be secret-keepers to two rival mercenaries.
    • Blaire Darkling could be seen as a Spear Counterpart to Amanda Remous in a sense that they were both infamous terrorists/assassins who both attempted to redeem themselves of their crimes.
  • Divine Intervention: Baron Typhonus saved Dr. Rex from death... in about the cruelest and most agonizing manner possible.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: With their Fire Hammers destroyed and an endless number of Mutant Dinos surrounding them, this trope became the primary motivation for Greybeard and King Joseph Race during the final battle. Although Greybeard survived, King Race played it straight.
    • B, Sucker, Knuckles, Crooks, and Rookie died in a battle against bandits, which ended with Stuff Blowing Up.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Athena Fabello.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Sarah Bishop does not like Brickolini's pizza.
    • It even runs in the family, as it turns out her daughter can't stand it either.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: Lord Vladek.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Dr. Strangebrick, Rudo Villano, and Pterisa started helping the Dino Attack Team after realizing that they were considered "disposable" by their superiors.
    • Invoked by Wallace Bishop, who briefly considered turning himself in to Dino Attack Team just so he could lead them to the Maelstrom Temple and get revenge on Señor Palomar. Ultimately subverted when he decided against it, placing his mission before his emotions.
  • Dolled Up Installment: When Dino Attack RPG first began, it was basically Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG in a Dino Attack setting. Much of the original expository post was copied from the Alpha Team RPG, and many members of that time were originally members of the Alpha Team RPG.
  • Donut Mess With a Cop: Elizabeth once managed to get rid of a cop who was trying to stop her from hijacking a ship in LEGO City's harbor by telling him the tavern was offering free donuts.
  • Doom Magnet: Rex, during the final battle. To elaborate, his attempt to defeat Dr. Rex only made things worse and caused the death of Adventure, and shortly afterward Rex's wife Amanda and close friend Trouble were both killed.
  • Doomed by Canon: Johnny Thunder had to forsake his cameo appearances thanks to LEGO Universe.
    • Similarily applied to Sky Lane.
    • In a more positive meaning of the word "doom", Dino Attack Team will ultimately win the war and, based upon the LEGO set line-up for 2011 and on, the LEGO Planet recovers fairly quickly from the Dino Attack, meaning that any worries about post-Dino Attack anarchy and chaos from having to rebuild society will be laid to rest.
  • Double Weapon: Blaire's modified Shinobi katanas.
  • Downer Ending: December 21, 2010.
    • One of Atton Rand's final posts revealed Rotor to be a miserable alcaholic in the aftermath of the war, unable to adjust to modern society and finding his relationship with Cabin rapidly deteriorating.
  • Dr. Jerk: Medic.
  • The Dragon: General Evil to Evil Ogel. While they are both very intelligent, Ogel was the mastermind while General Evil was the muscle.
    • Loop to Cane, though this was only revealed posthumously.
  • Dragon Rider: Formerly Raptor. Played with by Fullmetal, who rides the dragon-dinosaur hybrid Tex.
  • Dramatic Gun Cock: Soldier did one of these after killing Spy.
  • Dramatic Irony: Wade was forced to perform a mercy kill on J.D. by giving him a morphine overdose. His Saving Private Ryan namesake was also involved in a very similar scene, except he was the one who was fatally wounded.
    • A group of Dino Attack agents stationed in Antarctica, after expressing worry about the riots in the refugee facilities, heard the sound of thunder and thought nothing of it. The thunder was the result of Vladek trying to get the attention of the Antarctica refugees so Greybeard could end the riots.
    • After Amanda's death, Frozeen, Greybeard, and Sam Race were listening to the comm chatter and heard someone say that Rex was down, but heard nothing about Amanda. They incorrectly deduced that Amanda survived and Rex was killed.
    • In Scott's interview of Dr. Cyborg, Dr. Cyborg wanted Contest to know that he was alright. Readers would know that Contest perished in the final battle.
  • Dramatic Thunder: A Type 3 variant, foreshadowing the final battle.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Oddly subverted with Andrew, who had dreams about being mutated and yet ultimately managed to overcome them. However, it is more or less played straight with Zachary.
    • Actually played straight subtley, in regards to comments in his dreams about taking interest in small, oddly-colored horses...
  • Dressing as the Enemy: An infiltration squad, as well as Zachary, dressed up as XERRD scientists and guards while sneaking through the XERRD Fortress.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Soldier and Carl Lutsky.
  • Drill Tank: Ogel Drilling Vehicles.
  • The Driver: Arguably Montoya. In the flashback it's implied he is the designated driver for the team (although the others seemed to be capable of driving when neccessary), as he is the one entrusted with driving a stolen Dact Corporation truck to the headquarters of Mindstorms Inc. (and later making it look like a nasty roadside accident), and later goes on to become the getaway driver during the less than successful heist.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Aster Oid and Aravis.
    • Literally done with Libo, and subsequently Lampshaded by Shadow.
    • Naomi Carver in the Dino 2012 teaser.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Athena Fabello after the death of Isacc Fabello.
    • Grisbarba L. Pirata after the violent break-up with "Bad Luck" Beatrice.
  • Drunken Master: Greybeard and Demoman.
    • Clint Wayne to a lesser extent.
  • Drunken Sailor: Given the nature of where they're from, the various pirates on the team are all known to enjoy drinking bottles of rum.
  • Dual Boss: Zach's fight against both Michelle Glados and Carolyne Provencal in the Maelstrom Temple.
    • Dr. Rex and Cyrista's Bane could be seen as Dual Bosses of the final battle.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Andrew Jackson felt this way during the final battle. After helping the Dino Attack Team retake LEGO Island and Gold City, he is rewarded by his teammates telling him to shut up and put some clothes on. Given that he was running around in his underwear and shouting loudly into the radio, while his daughter was posing as him so no one recognized him as agent Pyro, the lack of respect was justified, though.
  • Dual Wielding: Kareem Nazareno, Zelda Frodongan, and Blaire Darkling wield two katanas each.
  • Dumb Muscle: Heavy.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: With his dying breaths, Trouble killed Michelle Glados, and in doing so saved Rex's life and avenged his own death as well as Amanda's. A surefire awesome way for the beloved Mutant Lizard to go.
    • Defiant to the End: Adventure's last words were a big "ZNAP YOU!" to Dr. Rex.
    • Heroic Sacrifice: Tracer, who allowed his entire Creative Spark to be used as Maelstrom antidote after having been fatally shot by Zelda Frodongan.
      • Mur allowed himself to be killed by the Dino Attack Team so Cranky could finally be defeated.
      • Frank Einstein sacrificed his life so that his Creative Spark could empower the Imagination orb and defeat the Darkitect.
      • Adventure sacrificed himself to buy Rex and others enough time to escape Dr. Rex.
      • Libo performed one to save General, Shock, and Sam Throramebi.
      • Semick and Swerve/Septimus each performed one to hold off Dr. Rex from reaching the headquarters.
      • Rex sacrificed himself to let his team use his Creative Spark to power the Einstein Device.
      • Heroic Suicide: Rev Raptor, to avoid turning out like his father.
      • You Shall Not Pass: Libo, who destroyed the Stone Tower Bridge (while still standing on it) to prevent the Mutant Dinos from following his friends.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Nazareno gave one to Zelda in his final moments.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: It can seem strange reading Atton Rand's early posts, which at best were a rough summary of what was happening, full of contrived coincidences and artistic license in medicine (with his characters repeatedly suffering absurd injuries and recovering quickly) along with his three characters- Zenna, Axle, and Elizabeth- compared to his numerous NPCs now. Also his depiction in the LEGO Island arc of a very clear cut "realists are evil" ideology is noticeably different from his more recent posts, which are more morally gray and tend to be somewhat grounded in reality whenever possible.
    • Hoo boy. Just read some of PeabodySam's early posts and try not to get weirded out. Most notably, the whole plot twist about a Mutant T-Rex being disguised as a Minifig. No wonder he later retconned so much of it.
      • Also, it's amusing to mention that, compared to how much Darker and Edgier the RPG currently is, many of PeabodySam's early posts were very... childish. For example, the harshest insult that Fogel could come up with for Amanda Claw is "Mrs. Dumb-Mouth". Although, given that "dumb" has multiple meanings, this could have potentially been a somewhat-clever insult... if that was how PeabodySam originally intended it.
    • Heck, just read the early Dino Attack RPG in general. Minifigs turning into Toa? A villain from Sonic the Hedgehog? Rahaga in Exo-Force Mechs? Early Installment Weirdness indeed.
    • Not exempt from some of the later posts. Andrew's "dark conciousness", anybody?
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Just about every characters went through the death of loved ones, injuries, loss, hopelessness, and more before finally defeating Baron Typhonus and ending the Dino Attack war.
  • Earth is a Battlefield: Mutant Dinos have destroyed most of the world with the exception of Antarctica, and even then an invasion was attempted, although some of the damage has been repaired recently.
    • Noteworthy though is that battles are rarely shown to take place in any locations outside those exclusive to LEGO Canon. One wonders of the untold adventures of Dino Attack fighting in Tokyo, New York, London, Belgium, Billund...
  • Einstein Hair: Frank Einstein, but what did you expect?
  • Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age: Solomon views katanas this way but will not hesitate to use a gun when necessary.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Maelstrom as depicted in the RPG would make H.P. Lovecraft proud.
    • Atton Rand has actually joked about introducing a plot thread in which it turns out that the Eldritch Abominations written by Lovecraft such as Cthulu, Yog-Sothoth, ect. were all based on Stromlings.
  • Eldritch Location: The Torn World.
    • The Maelstrom Temple, to a degree.
  • Electric Torture: The torture of Little Bot in Villains Headquarters.
  • Elite Mooks: Minifig/Mutant Lizard Hybrids.
  • Emperor Scientist: Dr. Rex, Dr. Inferno, and (to an extent) Zed Provhezor.
  • Emphasize Everything: Blaire Darkling intentionally speaks like this, often emphasizing random words with little relevence.
  • Ending Memorial Service: One of the last events to take place on Adventurers' island was the memorial for Dust.
    • And then at the end of the RPG, funerals were held for Nazareno, Athena and Oswald Fabello, and Winston and Mathias Grendelwulf.
      • Additionally, Frozeen and Shannon were making plans for Rex, Amanda, and Roger's memorial services.
  • Enemy Mine: Evil Ogel, Lord Vladek, Lord Sinister, and the Brickster allied with the Dino Attack Team to ensure the defeat of XERRD.
    • A slightly less intense version occurred after the mutant dinos had overrun the team's camp on Adventurers' Island. A group made up of three men who fled into the jungle turned out to be Rotor (who at the time had gained a significant amount of distrust after court-martialling and trying to execute an agent), George (the man who Rotor had tried to have executed), and Commander Johnson (the man sent to apprehend Rotor for his attempt to execute George), and they now had to work together after getting lost. Of course the tension was lowered once they were joined by Lance and Cabin.
    • Clint Wayne and Angel Eyes were old rivals in Gold City before teaming up in the Dino Attack.
  • Enforced Method Acting: In-universe example. Trigger initially did not tell Carrie that the gun he had pressed to her head was loaded with blanks because he wanted a genuine reaction. Later he relented and just asked Carrie to play along.
  • The Engineer: Engineer.
  • Ensemble Cast: The Dino Attack RPG has no single main protagonist.
    • Rotating Protagonist: Every post in Dino Attack RPG shifts the perspective to another character, especially since players are not allowed to post twice in a row due to BZPower forum rules.
      • It can even happen in just one post. Many players in the RPG have a number of NPC's besides their main character, and a single post will often shift between the perspectives of different characters. For instance, Atton Rand's post frequently switched between the point of view of Rotor, Pierce, Cabin, Kate, and occasionally Clint Wayne.
      • In sense, everyone is the protagonist, since for each member, the protagonist is whoever their posts focus on.
  • Ensign Newbie: Carl Lutsky.
  • Eureka Moment: When Frozeen said that he was shocked by the news of Ogel's (apparent) demise, Rex realized that electricity was key to defeating Dr. Rex.
  • Even Bad Man Love Their Mothers: Averted with Oswald Fabello, who absolutely hates his mother for what she did to him and his siblings. After losing all hope and realizing there is nothing left to lose, he shot and killed her.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Although he has not shown true affection towards Kate, Wallace Bishop went out of his way to ensure that Dr. Strangebrick did not harm her. Of course, given what we later learn about "Wallace Bishop", this trope isn't actually played as straight as it first seemed.
    • Dr. Strangebrick was very close to his daughter Jenny, seeing as he personally tutored her in the ways of science and had a close friendship with her as his lab assistant.
    • Though Oswald is extremely conflicted, half of him wanted to save his sister from being killed by Mutant Dinos by having her join XERRD.
    • Despite all that he went through, Dr. Rex still had Big Brother Instinct towards Katerina Schattenberg, even up until the final battle. However, between Katerina renouncing him and Baron Typhonus goading him, the absolute obliteration of his Big Brother Instinct is what absolutely left Dr. Rex past the point of redemption.
  • Everybody Is Single: For the most part, everyone was single upon joining the Dino Attack Team. Subverted with Helm, who has a wife and son; Spy, who had a wife and multiple children; and Wright and Shiller, who were dating prior to the Dino Attack. Also Sarah Bishop and Elizabeth Winsor had been in relationships prior.
  • Everyone Is Related: Katerina Schattenberg is the aunt of Cane and the biological sister of Dr. Rex, who switched bodies with Rex, who is the brother of Chompy, who is the offspring of the alpha female T-Rex and was adopted by Frozeen, who was created by the Brickster and is the adopted son of Dr. Zachary Abody, who used to work with Dr. Rex and General, who is Evil Ogel's brother... Oy vey.
  • Everyone is a Suspect: They did say that anyone could be the mole, and it's notable to say that Specs and Amanda Claw were both top suspects for a time.
  • Everyone Went To School Together: Dr. Rex, Zachary Abody, and General; Dr. Cyborg, Catless, Charon, and Crystal; Frozeen and Gromtin; and Hotwire and Shiller.
  • Everything Sounds Menacing In German: Probably the reason why Medic and Zed Provhezor have stereotypical East European Funetik Aksents, why one unnamed XERRD scientist only speaks German, and why the surnames Schattenberg and Dunkelheit are German-based.
  • Everything's Better With Dinosaurs: The very premise of the RPG.
  • Everything's Better With Monkeys: Kiddy and the army of Stromling Monkeys.
  • Everything's Better With Samurai: Quasifigus lacertilia and Pterisa wear samurai armor, while Solomon Koplowitz is actually a samurai.
  • Everything's Deader With Zombies: Stromlings.
  • Everything's Satiating With Sandwiches: Heavy really likes sandwiches.
  • Evil Can Not Comprehend Good: While Dust was not evil, he could not understand the selflessness exhibited by the rest of the team.
  • Evil Counterpart: Rex and Dr. Rex. Before the villain alliance, Frozeen and General Evil.
  • Evil Cripple: Zed Provhezor.
  • Evil Evolves: An Informed Ability of Mutant Lizards is their ability to adapt, making it difficult to defeat Mutant Lizards with the same battle strategy twice. Additionally, various breeds of Mutant Dinosaurs adapted to the cold arctic climate of Antarctica.
  • Evil Genius: Of all the XERRD scientists, Zed Provhezor probably best fits this trope.
  • Evil is Hammy: Stromling!Zach. Even called out by Andrew.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Go ahead, Dr. Rex. Just inject yourself with trace amounts of a dark and malicious force known to destroy the universe. It's most certainly not going to come back to bite you...
    • Subverted at the last minute by Andrew abruptly having second thoughts on being able to use the Maelstrom for his own purposes.
  • Evil Knockoff: ShadowTech's vehicles are the same as Dino Attack's, only painted black.
  • Evil Laugh: Stromling!Zach. Evil Ogel and the Darkitect also seem to enjoy this to some extent.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: General used to look handsome. Then he became General Evil and got his skin burned off...
  • Evil Old Folks: Dr. Rex, who is eighty years old despite his looks. General Evil and presumably Evil Ogel also count, at least before the villains' alliance.
  • Evil Poacher: Scratch, Rudo Villano, and Mr. Cunningham.
  • Evil Redhead: Carolyne Provencal and Paulie Gonepus.
    • Inverted with Stromling Zach. Although redhaired as a minifig (and his minifig disguise), his hair is purple as a Stromling.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Lord Sam Sinister, Evil Ogel, and the Darkitect.
  • Evil Versus Evil: The Villains versus XERRD.
    • XERRD versus the Maelstrom.
    • ShadowTech versus the Maelstrom.
    • Evil Versus Oblivion: Pretty much the justification for the above cases of Evil Versus Evil. For example, Ogel wishes to rule the world, while Baron Typhonus seeks to destroy it through XERRD, prompting Ogel to ally with Dino Attack Team to help defeat the Maelstrom.
  • The Evils of Free Will: Evil Ogel and General Evil's primary justification for being evil.
  • Exploring the Evil Lair: Kate, Dust, and Zachary all made efforts to explore the XERRD fortress on their own (although the former had no real choice in the matter). Kate and Zachary were captured and Dust was discovered snooping around by Minerva.
    • On two separate occasions in two separate XERRD establishments, Rex and Amanda Claw were part of groups that Explored the Evil Lair.
  • Expy: General Evil is, more or less, a fused Expy of General Grievous from Star Wars and Hopper from A Bug's Life.
    • A mad, brilliant inventor in control of an airship, an army of robots, and a water monster powered by seven emeralds who later betrays him? Well, when you put it like that, Kotua certainly seems like an Expy of Dr. Eggman.
    • In a time when Amanda Claw's personality was still severely underdeveloped, she nearly became an Expy of Dino Attack RPG's only female primary character at the time, Dromus. How so? Her weapon of choice, a chain whip, was blatantly stolen from Dromus. However, especially following the revelation of her backstory, Amanda's Divergent Character Evolution led to her dropping the chain whip and picking up the knife, helping to distance her from Dromus as well as most other characters.
    • Talia Kaahs can be seen as an Expy of Shaak Ti, especially when one considers the popular Crack Pairing of Shaak Ti and General Grievous.
    • Although Greybeard is not really based upon any particular character, he does act as an Expy of Captain Hector Barbossa from Pirates of the Caribbean in certain scenes, especially during Rex and Amanda's Wartime Wedding.
    • PeabodySam's characterization of Specs is essentially an Expy of Colonel Philip Broyles from Fringe.
    • Toa Antrakha did this twice to his characters who were turned into villains. While enslaved by Dr. Inferno, Spino was an Expy of Duskmon from Digimon Frontier. As Enox Phorm, Raptor became an Expy of the titular creatures from Alien.
    • Much of Atton Rand's cast that does not consist of Captain Ersatzes often consists of Expies of movie characters, though many of them manage to break off enough from their inspirations to become seperate individuals. Frank Bowman is loosely inspired by Dave Bowman from 2001. Cam O'Cozy started as an Expy of Major "King" Kong from the movie Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and ended as an Expy of Ash from Alien. Dr. Strangebrick is an Expy of the titular character of Dr. Strangelove. Barry Jackson and Giovanni Wade were loosely inspired by characters in Saving Private Ryan, the staff of Outpost 4 drew inspiration from characters in The Thing, Rotor drew inspiration from Lt. Colonel Kilgore from Apocalypse Now, and Lance also drew inspiration from the same movie (his last name was changed to Williams, rather than Johnson as in the film, to seperate him from the movie), Pierce could be argued as an expy of the main character from M*A*S*H, Cabin's appearance drew some inspiration from Michelle Rodriguez in Avatar, and Trigger was a loose expy of James Woods' performance in John Carpenter's Vampires.
      • Firecracker is an interesting case. While he was based on a character from the obscure spaghetti Western Duck, You Sucker, his depiction isn't so much based on the actual movie's depiction of him as a guilt-ridden ex-terrorist as it is the humorous depictions of him in Atton Rand's Downfall Parodies, where he is shown to be a trigger-happy maniac who loves seeing things explode and has made it his life's ambition to blow up Hitler for reasons unknown.
      • Stromling!Palmer is basically an Expy of Stromling!Zach and Stromling!Ahua, created to fill the gap by the former's Heel Face Turn and the latter's death.
    • Silencia Venomosa and Bricassius are Expies of O-Ren Ishii and the crime boss who killed her parents from Kill Bill.
    • As a friendly raptor partner who follows Demoman around, See the "prototype" Mutant Raptor was developed into an Expy of Rappy from the Rappy "n" Demo series.
  • Eye Beams: Mutant T-Rexes have laser vision.
  • Eye Scream: Greybeard lost all vision in his right eye due to a Mutant Raptor attack. Holly Vinyaya's own right eye was clawed at by an acid-dipped Mutant Raptor claw.
    • The Maelstrom entered General's G.E. Body through the eyeholes in his helmet, invoking this trope.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Word of God says that this is how Roger Remous died at the hooks of Fssinister, which has considerably helped Amanda Claw accept his death.
    • Adventure willingly and eagerly performed a Heroic Sacrifice to buy Rex and others enough time to escape.
    • Semick's death might be one of the most dignified deaths in the entire RPG.
  • Face Heel Turn: Oswald Fabello and Raptor did this when they joined XERRD.
    • Zachary also preformed a Face Heel Turn against his will.
  • Face Your Fears: The Darkitect brought Dino Attack Team's worst fears to life and forced them to fight.
  • The Faceless: Spy always wears a mask in public, even getting married to Mrs. Rutherford.
    • The only instance Nazareno's mask was removed was after he was shot inside the fortress and was being treated by the medics. Even then, his face was not described at all.
    • Specs too, including (for the reader, anyways) when he is actually unmasked!
  • Faceless Goons: When Quasifigus Hybrids wear their helmets.
  • Failed a Spot Check: French Fries was briefly seen casually talking to Zenna in the Dino Attack Headquarters... apparently completely oblivious to the fact that members of both the idealist and realist sides of the team are inside trying to kill each other, and for that matter the entire conflict that he unintentionally caused.
    • When Firecracker tried to pull that Taking You With Me stunt, he failed to notice that only a small fraction of the Mutant Dino army was actually inside the building at that point.
  • Failure Hero: Just look at Rex in the events following Dr. Rex's apparent defeat.
  • Failure Knight: Libo bears several qualities of a Failure Knight. Due to hubris, his entire organization was decimated by Ogel's forces, forcing Libo to advocate for a replacement organization (Alpha Team). As Little Bot, he worked from behind-the-scenes in Ogel's bases to ensure that Alpha Team would succeed where his own organization had failed.
  • Fair Play Whodunnit: XERRD's mole, while not too obvious, can be figured out by paying attention to minor details and allowing oneself to distrust anyone. In fact, it was such Fair Play that PeabodySam had to go out of his way to put less emphasis on the real mole and instead focus on Red Herrings.
  • False Gunshot: This happened at least once while the mutant dinos were invading the Dino Attack Camp on Adventurers' Island. Of course it probably felt like this for everyone in the camp when Rotor suddenly arrived with a T-1 Typhoon and began gunning the dinos from above.
  • Famous Last Words: Considering all the deaths in Dino Attack RPG, this is not going to be a complete list, but here's a few examples:
    • You've... grown up... Uncle Wallace would have been... so... proud." Frank Einstein
    • "Hey, Dr. Rex! I've got a message for you! ZNAP YOU!" Adventure
    • "Mom...? Dad...? Alfred...? Roger...? Is... is that really you...? I have... I have waited... so long... to see you... again..." Amanda Claw
    • "Goodbye." Rex
    • "Your father... would be proud..." General
  • Fan Disservice: Andrew Jackson, who is dirty, sweaty, pale, and unshaven to begin with, was apparently running through the battlefield in his underwear. Brain Bleach now, please.
  • Fantastic Racism: The extremists of the idealist-realist bordered on this trope, attacking anyone with opposing views.
    • Non-mutated dinosaurs always refer to Mutant Dinos as "abominations".
    • Minifigs display Fantastic Racism towards Quasifigus Hybrids. Andrew helping Pterisa integrate into Minifig society are him trying to get people to avert this.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Many characters express confusion or amusement with the raise of an eyebrow.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Dr. Rex was unable to die due to Baron Typhonus's Divine Intervention. However, he was still on the brink of death and suffering terrible agony and pain from his wounds and the Maelstrom, compounded with the knowledge that he was the Darkitect's plaything all along. It's not hard to feel a little pity for him in this state.
  • A Father to His Men: With some exceptions, many of the elite agents are like this.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Carolyne Provencal can be downright terrifying... when she's acting sweet and polite.
    • While not evil, per se, Amanda Claw was able to infuriate Trigger by smiling sweetly at him.
    • Baron Typhonus carried a kind demeanor when speaking. Until you infuriated him...
  • Faux Symbolism: Dust assumes a crucifixion pose after being shot. It does not mean anything; it just looks dramatic.
  • Fictional Country: LEGOLAND and Barron.
  • Final Battle: Dino Attack Team fought one against Dr. Rex and his Mutant Dino forces in LEGO City.
  • Final Boss: Dr. Rex.
  • Final Solution: An extremely rare example in that it's actually somewhat justified. The whole point of the Dino Attack Team was to eliminate the threat of mutant dinosaurs, namely by destroying them.
    • A much more brutal case occurred with Cam O'Cozy, whose plan seemed to involve complete genocide against everyone in the team with the slightest idealistic views. It turned out that his target was actually the entire Dino Attack team, and he simply taken advantage of an already intense rivalry between two sides by manipulating the more aggressive one into violence, hoping that a significant number of both would die in the resulting civil war. Of course the whole thing was planned by Dr. Rex, who in addition to programming Cam O'Cozy used the Maelstrom to corrupt Digger's mind.
  • Fire Breathing Diner: Never eat super-spicy-tongue-melting-jail-cell-door-opening-hot pizza unless you're Aravis, Helmie, or from LEGO Island.
  • Fire Breathing Weapon: The weapon of choice of Pyro, A.J. Orange, Sarah Bishop, and now Rex.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: While most of the Dino Attack Team is a Band of Brothers, there are others who would be classified as Fire-Forged Friends, such as Greybeard and Frozeen, since they would likely have never gotten along if it were not for the Dino Attack.
    • The entire Second Headquarters Squad appears to get along very well with each other, but Soldier and Demoman notably began friends after they worked together to defend a small castle from an angry wizard's dragon.
    • Hotwire and Kat, though admittedly they did have some sort of platonic chemistry from the moment they met.
    • There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and saving someone's life on mutliple occations like Andrew has for Zach is one of them.
  • Five-Bad Band: Using prominent characters involved in XERRD
    • The Big Bad: Dr. Rex
    • The Dragon: Michelle Glados
    • The Evil Genius: Zed Provhezor and Walter Breen
    • The Brute: Blaire Darkling, Oswald Fabello, and Attila Huntsman
    • The Dark Chick: Carolyne Provencal and Paulie Gonepus
    • The Sixth Ranger: Raul
    • The Sixth Ranger Traitor: Matthew Cyrista, Soloman Koplowitz, and Dr. Strangebrick
    • The Man Behind the Man: Baron Typhonus
      • The Maelstrom's forces on Adventurers' Island
        • The Big Bad: Baron Typhonus
        • The Co Dragons: Zachary Virchaus and Ahua
        • The Evil Genius: Palmer
        • The Brute: Colonel
        • The Dark Chick: Zelda Frodongan
        • Sixth Ranger: Loop
        • Team Pet: Cranky and Kiddy
  • Five-Man Band: Using only primary characters:
    • The Leader: Rex, Andrew, Reptile, or Zachary Virchaus
    • The Lancer: Fullmetal, Hotwire, or B
    • The Big Guy: Peter Walter
    • The Smart Guy: Dust, Hertz, Doctor Cyborg or David Norman
    • The Chick: Zenna
    • The Sixth Ranger: Kuru
      • Using only Medics:
        • The Leader: Pierce
        • The Lancer: Wade
        • The Big Guy: Medic and Marco Martinet
        • The Smart Guy: Crusher
        • The Chick: Carver
        • Sixth Ranger: Copper, Shaw, and possibly Hale.
      • Using only that guy from that show's characters:
        • The Leader: Dust
        • The Lancer: Lutsky
        • The Big Guy: Pharisee
        • The Smart Guy: Hertz
        • The Chick: Naomi
        • The Sixth Ranger: Solomon
        • Mentor: Dr. Saran
      • Using only Atton Rand's initial party on Adventurers' Island
        • The Leader: Zenna
        • The Lancer: Pierce
        • The Smart Guy: Kate
        • Sixth Ranger: George
      • Using Atton Rand's characters in the LEGO Island Arc
        • The Leader: Zenna
        • The Lancer: Elizabeth
        • The Smart Guy: Pierce or Frank Bowman
        • The Big Guy: Cam O'Cozy at first.
      • Using Atton Rand's characters early during his time in the RPG:
        • The Leader: Zenna
        • The Lancer: Elizabeth
        • The Smart Guy: Axle (yes, that Axle)
      • Using only the non-Second Headquarters Squad agents present in Gold City:
        • The Leader: Clint Wayne
        • The Lancer: Angel Eyes (though he somewhat took on the leader role later on)
        • The Big Guy: Firecracker
        • The Smart Guy: Maria
        • Sixth Ranger: Harmonica
      • Using PeabodySam's main cast:
        • The Leader: Rex
        • The Lancer: Greybeard
        • The Smart Guy: Frozeen
        • The Big Guy: Chompy or General
        • The Chick: Amanda Claw
        • Sixth Ranger: Sam Throramebi or Sam Race
      • Using Brikman McStudz's main cast:
        • The Leader: Zachary Virchaus
        • The Lancer: Minerva Fabello
        • The Big Guy: Holly Vinyaya
        • The Mentor: Kareem Nazareno
        • Sixth Ranger: Zelda Frodongan
      • Using Andrewnuva199's main cast:
        • The Leader: Semick (also doubles as The Mentor)
        • The Lancer: Raider/Stranger
        • The Smart Guy: Bluetooth/Andrew
        • The Sixth Ranger: Laxus
  • Flanderization: A minor note in the LEGO Island Comic Adventures stated that the Brickster wished to be as evil as Evil Ogel. In Dino Attack RPG, the Brickster has been Flanderized to the point of being Ogel's self-proclaimed #1 fanboy.
    • Especially in Atton Rand and imperial officer's posts, Enter and Return have been Flanderized to the point that the only jokes they are capable of are variations of their "stretcher, megaphone, shark, tree, umbrella, and mailbox" sketch. In some other peoples' posts, their humor extends a little farther (for example, in one of PeabodySam's posts, they were arguing about the color of their shirts), but for the most part, we only hear jokes about bringing a shark.
    • Happens to minor extents for characters certain players aren't quite familiar with. One post between Digger and Solomon Flanderizes Digger's status & agendas with the rest of the team based on somewhat outdated information, protraying him as feeling mistrusted by the other Founding Members and wanting to collaborate with Solomon in secret to more effectively cure Mutant Dinos and not have to kill them all to ensure victory.
    • In the non-canon scene where Papa Brickolini was arrested by the Nick Brick, the Brickolinis were Flanderized heavily. In the original games, the Brickolinis spoke with a light Italian accent and accidentally freed the Brickster twice (and the second time, they were Genre Savvy enough to try to prevent it from happening again). In this scene, the Brickolinis' Italian accents were turned Up To Eleven, and the two chefs were depicted as completely oblivious as they incompetently freed the Brickster again and again over the years by constantly sending super-spicy pizzas to the jail, even after what happened the first two times.
  • Flipping the Table: After hearing his sister's name from his interrogator, Oswald Fabello flew into a rage and flipped over a table trying to reach the interrogator, Zach.
  • The Florence-Nightingale Effect: Pierce apparently got close to a young Sarah Bishop while taking care of her injuries following an accident. Interestingly, they later rekindled their old romance when they met again, but their places switched, with Sarah now taking care of Pierce's injuries. It's also heavily implied that the former case is how Kate was born.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Rex.
  • Foil: Rotor, the aggressive commander who tries to think realistically and practically, putting his own personal morals aside and embracing the dark side of the war makes him the perfect foil for Zenna, the kind and compassionate idealist who thinks things through and puts her friends above all else. It's interesting to even note the two different fates of the characters, Zenna ended up paralyzed in one arm and with every bone in her body broken, while Rotor's so far made through most of the war without a scratch.
    • Actually, while Rotor may have originally been meant as a foil for Zenna, his personality provides a sharp contrast with many of the other characters.
    • Lance. the good-natured but trigger-happy rookie is a foil to Kate, the inexperienced rookie who has trouble adjusting to her surroundings.
    • When they work together, the cranky, pessimistic, and down-to-earth Greybeard is often a Foil to the idealistic and romantic Rex.
    • When Atton Rand started planning his new primary character, he intentionally tried to make the exact opposite of Zenna. She is a woman, the new character's a man. Zenna was a kind and compassionate idealist, the new guy is a cold, selfish realist. Zenna actually cared for the good of her planet and the cause of the team, he doesn't give a znap and is only in it for the money. The result was the character of Trigger, whom he found a lot more enjoyable.
      • Interestingly, in the flashback, Montoya arguably serves as a foil to Trigger/Schiess. Whereas Schiess is professional and practical, Montoya is probably the most moral of the group. While Schiess is simply in it for the money Montoya is actually trying to provide for his girlfriend who he seems to genuinely love and is only involved with crime due to financial problems. For that matter, Montoya was the first person out of the lot who objected when Scorsese refused to pay a waitress's tip. Also Montoya was probably the one person who did the least illegal things out of them all, given that he's simply the driver.
      • Montgonel was partially intended as a foil for Pharisee. Where Pharisee is very "preachy" acting as though he has divine rights to justice, Montgonel is more calm and professional, preferring to follow protocol. Montgonel also thinks more in shades of grey, unlike Pharisee's perceptions of black and white morality. Finally, where Pharisee judges based soley on the crime itself, Montgonel looks more into the details, i.e. motives, background, ect. so while he probably would have nothing against capturing an agent like say... Snake, who was an unrepenetent criminal already charged with bank robbery who had attempted to desert, he would be a bit more lenient toward Montoya, a family man who attempted to kill the woman responsible for killing five of his partners.
      • An unintentional example, as the two were created by entirely different people and haven't actually met (they just missed each other- one had just left in a seperate group to look for wounded when the other's posse ran into Pierce) comes from looking at the two semi-religious characters of Shaw and Pharisee. Shaw is a good person and capable doctor, but she is left shy and somewhat insecure in her beliefs, simply finding comfort in her faith. Meanwhile, Pharisee uses his faith to give his life meaning, believing that the world is black and white, and it is his divine right to impart justice on others.
  • For Doom the Bell Tolls: Played with. While no actual bells are tolling, the sound of thunder before the final battle sounded suspiciously like church bells ringing, according to the prose.
  • Foreshadowing: Dust's nightmare way back at Outpost 108.
    • There were a few hints towards both Frank Einstein and Wallace Bishop being the Reverse Mole. Frank Einstein's biography revealed that he was personally sent by Albert Overbuild and Vanda Darkflame to spy on XERRD, while Wallace Bishop's relationship to Kate Bishop made him seem like prime Heel Face Turn material, not to mention that Dino Attack's Reverse Mole delivered messages in a bishop.
    • Greybeard's speech in Antarctica was intended as a "preview" of Greybeard's speech before the final battle.
    • Andrew mentioning that he felt, in spite of being about to face Stromling!Zach in a duel, that all would be well by Christmas when they would partcipate in an island-wide celebration. Cue Andrewnuva199's final posts nearly two years later...
    • Amanda's death and Rex's Heroic Sacrifice were both heavily foreshadowed in Greybeard's flashback/dream sequence.
    • As Rex was mourning illusion!Amanda's death in the Maelstrom Temple, Stranger's Mutant Lizard arrived to protect him from illusion!Kotua. Although this was Written by the Seat of Your Pants, it served as perfect foreshadowing towards the scene in which Rex was mourning Amanda's actual death in the final battle, and Trouble arrived to protect him from Michelle Glados.
  • Forgiveness: Greybeard finally forgave Beatrice just before he died in December 21, 2010.
  • Forgone Conclusion: As of November 2005, Dino Attack RPG had a Forgone Conclusion in that Dino Attack Team had to win the war.
    • Trigger himself outright stated that Silencia killed five of his six partners at Mindstorms, Inc. Given that we actually see Trigger trying to call Montoya, it becomes clear that it doesn't end well for Orange, Scorsese, Verbal, Keaton, or Deniro.
      • Due to Silencia Venomosa's threat to Michelle Glados, it's obvious that the flashback won't end well for Uærlig Sindstorme or Edward Korrupte either.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: When he tried to appeal to Lord Sinister, the Darkitect appeared as Baron Typhonus. Only after Lord Sinister rejected his proposal did the Darkitect reveal his true form.
  • Four is Death: that guy from that show likes to use the number four and Lutsky drew the four of clubs in Dust's card trick. Imaginary Dust explained that the four of clubs is one of the most ominous cards becuse it is sometimes called "the devil's bedstead".
  • Four Lines, All Waiting: Every player writes from a different character's perspective, resulting in various interconnected plot threads.
    • The Adventurers' Island campaign alone was made up of at least 30 different stories. Aside from the actual mission at hand, there was Zach's corruption, Kate's efforts to fit in with the rest of the team, her gradual relationship with Pierce, Rex's quest to form an alliance with the dinosaurs, Rotor's relationship with the rest of the team, and Minerva's efforts to save Zach.
    • Similarily, the previous story arch had not one, not two, but three different plots going on. Much focus was on the LEGO Island mission, but it wasn't long before we were jumping back and forth between the agents in the torn world, the mission in Antarctica, the refugee riots, Zenna's exposure of the Antarctica mission and ensuing chaos, an entire civil war going on as the result of a genocidal maniac wanting to murder anyone with the slightest idealistic beliefs, the comic relief provided by Enter and Return, and Zenna's working relationship with Pierce in the hospital.
      • Not to mention Hotwire and B gallivanting off to find Kat after Cane returned and captured her.
    • Some of Atton Rand's more recent posts have played this in a more straight forward fashion, shifting between the actual mission though occasionally switching between different individuals involved, Pierce's arrival in Antarctica and his meeting with Sarah Bishop, and the humorous shenanigans of Clint Wayne, Angel Eyes, and the Second Headquarters Squad.
  • Freudian Excuse: Dust never knew his mother and his father was an alcoholic and abusive.
    • Similarly, Michelle Glados's mother died in childbirth, her father was often drunk and abusive, and she grew up without any friends.
    • Dr. Rex was separated from his sister at a very early age, scarring the young boy for life.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Mutant T-Rexes have laser vision.
  • Friend or Foe: Lutsky's infiltration squad unwittingly massacred a group of Dino Attack Agents disguised as XERRD personnel.
    • Sometime afterword, a half-asleep Lance was keeping watch with a machine gun on hand, and panicked when he saw two "Stromlings", and opened fire. Turned out he was actually shooting at Kate and Clint Wayne.
    • Poor Clark, shot through the head because Palmer tricked his teammates into thinking he was a Stromling.
  • Friendless Background: Kate seems to have experienced this during her childhood.
    • Michelle Glados literally had no friends, which ultimately led to her becoming a bitter loner.
    • Before joining Alpha Team, Frozeen had very few friends.
    • Dust never did nor has any desire to have friends. Likely becuse of the emotional barrers he has placed around himslef
  • Friendly Enemy: This was roughly the relationship between Angel Eyes and Clint Wayne before the war- the two roughest, toughest gunslingers in town, and the only ones stand a chance against each ohter- and part of why they're able to work together when they're both assigned to Gold City. 
  • Friendly Sniper: Barry Jackson A.K.A. Shotgun. He's quite a likeable guy... just don't give him any reason to target you.
    • Subverted with Sniper, who is depicted as a Cold Sniper despite his Team Fortress 2 namesake.
  • Friendly Target: Keith Empson.
  • From Bad To Worse: The events following Baron Typhonus's Divine Intervention in a nutshell.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Dr. Ronald Alexander was just an ordinary scientist who grew up in the Great Depression. He would one day become Dr. Rex, the monstrous and maddened Mutant T-Rex who leads the Maelstrom's forces in the apocalypse itself.
    • Amanda Remous was only a young and innocent girl when her parents were murdered. She would later become one of the most infamous assassins in LEGOLAND.
    • Zachary Virchaus was just an average LEGO Island civilian. When he was corrupted into a Stromling, he became one of the most dangerous (and hammiest) generals serving the Maelstrom.
  • Fun with Acronyms: XERRD and D.I.N.O. Attack.
  • Funetik Aksent: Spy, Heavy, Medic, and Zed Provhezor have varying levels of a stereotypical East European Funetik Aksent. Spy's accent pronounces "th" as "z", Heavy's accent pronounces "w" as "v", Medic's accent combines Spy and Heavy's accents and pronounces "s" as "z" and "f" as "v", and Zed Provhezor's accent is Medic's accent plus replacing "c" with "k". Additionally, Heavy drops his articles, while Medic and Provhezor use a few German words such as "und" and "ja". The sentence "Yes, I was at the car dealership the other day and purchased a Volkswagen, but then I crashed it and it caught on fire" would be pronounced the following ways:
    • Spy: "Yes, I was at ze car dealership ze ozer day and purchased a Volkswagen, but zen I crashed it and it caught on fire."
    • Heavy: "Yes, I vas at car dealership other day and purchased Volksvagen, but then I crashed it and it caught on fire."
    • Medic: "Ja, I vaz at ze car dealership ze ozer day und purchazed a Volkzvagen, but zen I crashed it und it caught of vire."
    • Provhezor: "Ja, I vaz at ze kar dealership ze ozer day und purchazed a Volkzvagen, but zen I krashed it und it kaught on vire."
  • G'Day Mate: Hunter 2000, Adventure, Sniper, and other Australian characters tend to talk like this.
  • Gatling Good: Heavy's specialty. Minerva ended up using one after her Fire Hammer was downed by Oswald.
  • Gender Neutral Words: In the Maelstrom Temple, to reflect the ignorance of his characters, PeabodySam refrained from identifying Pterisa's gender. Amusingly, although PeabodySam struggled to play the trope straight, Brikman McStudz simply averted the trope by using "her" right off the bat.
  • General Ripper: Soldier used to be one of these (or so he thought), and Rotor comes dangerously close.
  • Genius Bruiser: Blaire Darkling is said to be this.
  • Genius Cripple: Subverted. Shannon Grimton is a biomedical engineer and technology expert, but she learned all this before breaking both her legs in the Dino Attack and being confined to a wheelchair, so her Genius is unrelated to her Cripple.
  • Genre Savvy: Evil Ogel appears quite aware that Rex has an uncanny ability to survive.
    • Amanda Claw, when it comes to disposing of bodies.
    • Rex, Reptile, and other characters have mused that XERRD seems to follow nearly every villain cliche, right down to Herr Doktor.
    • Anybody from LEGO Island, apparently. Stranger too, to a lesser extent.
  • Genre Shift: Granted it's very hard to determine exactly what genre this would be, but different writers lean toward different angles. While it could be consistently classified as a war story, Between That Guy and Atton Rand it comes closer to science fiction of varying degrees of harness, with efforts to keep things semi-grounded in reality; whereas Andrewnuva treats it more like fantasy. Many of Atton Rand's later posts could almost border on cosmic horror on a potentially Lovecraftian scale, while Andrewnuva's still opted for the relatively lighthearted tone of the source material.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: Doctor Solomon Koplowitz.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: In fiction, swearing is good because it conveys strong emotion. On BZPower, swearing is not good and is censored. The solution? Take non-offensive terms and use them as cusswords.
    • For a LEGO RPG on the family-friendly website BZPower, Dino Attack RPG does contain (some subtle, others not-so-subtle) references to sex, drugs, and alcohol.
    • In the Maelstrom Temple, Henderson had an Oh Crap moment when he realized that "Kate" was actually a Stromling. What happens when you combine a Last-Second Word Swap with an order to fire? "Holy... Shoot!"
    • In one of Soldier's nonsensical rants, what exactly stained the white flag so it turned yellow? Sniper's Jarate?
    • When Solomon and Trigger are arguing, an amused Shiller asks if he sould get a ruler. It could be a juvenile measure of who is taller, but it could also be a measure of something else...
    • On the eve of the final battle, Wright and Shiller decided that there was some "weird business" they needed to take care of.
    • Generally, BZPower frowns on religious discussion (which is understandable due to it being a family-friendly website). Shaw and Pharisee are both characters who are in a way religious or spiritual. It helps somewhat that Atton Rand and That Guy From that Show, their respective players, are generally vague on exactly what religion they are (Pharisee quotes the Bible, but it's never actually been said that he is Christian or that he believes in God- likewise Shaw wears a cross, but her prayers are never described in detail, and it is partially hinted that while she believes in faith, she is undecided on what faith to believe in).
    • After the initial controversy over the notion of Andrea Jackson being gay, Atton Rand initially opted to continue to include those elements, but to downplay them and keep them as subtle as possible (starting with Maria and Andrea holding hands, references to Andrea's old spouse "Sam", and a brief moment in which it was heavily implied they had been engaging in intercourse, but Maria tried to cover it up). Later on once the disputes were settled he was able to get more explicit with their relationship.
    • Holly Vinyaya and Zelda Frodongan were probably not betting on when Zach and Minerva would go see some landmark on LEGO Island...
  • Giant Squid: The Octosaur and Mutant Vinscale Octomus.
  • The Ghost: In a humorous shout-out to The Usual Suspects, there have been a few passing references to "Keyser Soze", a crime boss (one who Pierce believed to be a myth). Given the film actually treats Soze as a mythical figure (an in the process makes him even more terrifying), a Keyser Soze ersatz will most likely not be appearing in the RPG.
  • Ghost City: LEGO City was initially this, although it is been somewhat repaired and some of the population is back. However, it is still played with Sandy Bay and other cities occasionally visited.
  • Ghost Town: Gold City.
  • Ghost Planet: This was pretty much the state of the LEGO Planet in December 21, 2010.
  • Gladiator Games: GAIA Squad was forced to partake in these.
  • A Glass of Chianti: While technically not a villain, Clint Wayne spends much of his time drinking a bottle of whiskey.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Inverted; Frank Einstein's Wham Line came as the result of him putting on the glasses.
  • Go Mad From the Isolation: Ben Gunn.
  • Go Mad From the Revelation: Oswald Fabello finally snapped upon realizing that Baron Typhonus was truly alive.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Amanda and Trouble. Adventure too, according to Word of God.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The Einstein Device is reserved for only this sort of occasion.
  • Going to Give It More Energy: The Overloader's function.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: Chompy sought the aid of the dinosaurs and TumTum tribesmen during the battle for the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins.
    • Dino Attack Team asked Alpha Team for aid during the final battle.
  • Gone Horribly Right: XERRD intended to make Rex act like a Minifig. They succeeded... a little too well.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Trigger.
    • Commander Pharisee, Head of Internal Affairs.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Greybeard has a cool scar over his eye, while General received some nasty burns as General Evil. Scratch also has multiple scars on his face, primarily from his work with Sam Sinister.
    • Talia Kaahs received some nasty scars across her face, harshly averting Beauty is Never Tarnished.
  • Good Shepherd: Shaw seems to have some elements of this.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Smoking usually designates that a character is a badman or... well, a bad man.
    • Cigar Chomper: Bricassius, Clint, Snake, and Trigger.
    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Pipe: Angel Eyes.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Although characters Pardon My Klingon most of the time nowadays, sometimes they resort to this. Usually more common earlier on in the RPG's lifetime.
  • Gratuitous German: Kuru met an unnamed XERRD scientist who only spoke German.
    • Zed Provhezor and Medic will throw in some German (usually "ja" and "und") into their English speech.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Señor Palomar will throw in some Spanish into his English speech.
  • Gray and Gray Morality: Mainly amongst the Dino Attack Team. On the one hand, you've got people like Rex who try to operate in the most humane manner. On the other hand you've got people like Rotor, who is cold, strict, and a lot more daring. While Rex may be respected more by his fellow agents, Rotor is far from evil by any stretch of the term and the fact is that both can get the job done.
    • Even XERRD, the main antagonists of the RPG, has a few sympathetic characters among its staff, such as Austin, the technician who Dust forced to destroy several records before brutally murdering him. There was also Jenny, the teenager who had been raised by XERRD, and presumably taught to believe in its ideology, and is probably just as scared of being caught by the Dino Attack Team as Kate was to be captured by XERRD, if not more so. Most of XERRD's staff also consists of Well-Intentioned Extremists such as Dr. Rex himself.
  • Graying Morality: Many of Atton Rand's earlier posts started off as standard black-and-white morality, with the kind and compassionate Zenna with her loyal friends against definitely evil characters. When the idealist-realist feud broke out, he specifically portrayed the idealists as good and the realists as downright evil. During the Adventurers' Island campaign meanwhile, he introduced Rotor, the agressive and outright brutal realist as a good guy
  • Great White Hunter: Sniper and Adventure both have traits of this trope, especially in their pre-Dino Attack lives.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Dr. Rex, whose first true act of evil was kidnapping Talia Kaahs on her wedding day out of jealousy.
  • Grey's Anatomy Emergency Response: The deaths of Engineer quickly led to Pierce and Medic rushing to the scene of the crime. Pierce more or less did the same again when Medic was killed (though he was implied to be in a different part of the same room).
  • The Grim Reaper: The spirit from Greybeard's dream. To a much lesser extent, Frozeen as The Phantom.
  • The Grotesque: Pterisa.
  • Gun Twirling: Clint Wayne enjoys doing this from time to time.
  • The Gunslinger: Clint Wayne and Angel Eyes.
  • Guttural Growler: Dr. Rex in his Mutant T-Rex form.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Zachary Virchaus used a knife while Minerva Fabello used a gun in the Maelstrom Temple. Zig-Zagged later on during the fight with Blaire Darkling; Minerva and Holly shot, Zach alternated between shooting and smashing, and Zelda smashed.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Clint Wayne once nearly shot Cabin because of this.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The Quasifigus Hybrids.
    • Landro, Stealth, and, briefly, Databoard also count.
  • Halloween Episode: One of PeabodySam's posts, written on October 31, 2010, was intended as a Halloween Episode as it prominently featured Stromlings and Skeleton Mummies.
  • Hand Wave: How did XERRD fit a Mutant T-Rex, LEGO's largest non-Creator dinosaur, in a disguise the size of a Minifig? Some sort of shrinking serum that reacts with oxygen. But, if you think that's bad, PeabodySam's original explanation was even worse: XERRD just somehow stuffed Rex into that disguise really, really well.
    • How did Axle suddenly end up at Eldorado Fortress? Teleporter malfunction.
  • Handicapped Badman: Rex.
  • Hanging Judge: Rotor's already pretty aggressive on the battlefield. If you want the defendant to live, you should keep him out of the court room.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Dust is a master of this trope.
  • Hardboiled Detective: Bogart.
  • Has Two Mommies: A non-homosexual example; Minerva was raised by her two older brothers for the better part of eight years before Tod died.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Pharisee
  • Heads or Tails: It has been confirmed that Nazareno's death was decided based on the flip of a coin.
  • He's Back: Rex after recovering from his Heroic BSOD during the final battle. And he's back... with a vengeance!
  • The Heart: Zenna, Rex, and Pierce.
  • The Heartless: Stromlings.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Kate, though she's technically not an orphan seeing as her mother is still alive and well, but she still experienced a rough childhood, never knew her own father, and lost the only other close relative at a young age.
  • Heel Face Turn: Of the five villains allied with Dino Attack Team, General is the only one who performed a Heel Face Turn.
    • Dr. Strangebrick and Dr. Cyborg have arguably performed heel face turns seeing as they are both former XERRD scientists now working with the Dino Attack team.
    • In a very Darth Vader-esque example, not only does Minerva’s suffering force Zach to change his ways but overthrow the big boss and save the girl.
    • XERRD itself pulled a Heel Face Turn in the final battle, seeing the error of their ways and join the Dino Attack Team in stopping the Mutant Dinos.
  • Heel Race Turn: Subverted by the Quasifigus Hybrids. They appear to have switched sides twice during the war: first a Heel Face Turn, then a Face Heel Turn. However, they never actually were on Dino Attack Team's side; they were working for XERRD the whole time, and their Heel Face Turn was just a ploy and thus there was no real Face Heel Turn.
  • Heel Realization: What ultimately led to General's Heel Face Turn. Rex also had a Heel Realization in the form of a Tomato in the Mirror. Garry also had a turn of sorts, when he started to feel bad about his role in torturing Jenny.
    • Dust had his heel realization at the last possible moment. While he stood atop the steps of the temple, he came to the sudden realization he was a jerk. Sadly, he was shot moments latter.
    • Many members of XERRD, including Blaire Darkling, William Lee, Robert Nicholas, and Alvin Gadd, began to realize that their so-called destiny to repopulate the planet with dinosaurs was nothing more than a plot by Baron Typhonus to destroy the LEGO Planet. As a result, Blaire Darkling had XERRD align itself with the Dino Attack Team to fix its mistakes
    • Oswald Fabello had one upon realizing Baron Typhonus was alive and had manipulated the entire Dino Attack.
    • It's debatable, but after nearly being killed by a High-Voltage Half-Track, Dr. Rex might have had one. Rex, at least, was trying to invoke this trope by drawing out Dr. Rex's death long enough for him to reflect upon all the pain and suffering that he caused when he created the Dino Attack. It's also worth noting that Dr. Rex did not want to continue the fight when he was possessed by the Darkitect and allowed himself to be killed by the Einstein Device, though how much of this was affected by a Heel Realization versus affected by being a Death Seeker is unknown.
  • Hellish Copter: The T-1 Typhoon used by Rex, Hotwire, and Zyra to travel to the Goo Caverns was probably the least safe method of traveling to Ogel's Island imaginable.
    • And then there's the Talon after it became Maelstrom-infected...
  • The Hermit: Ben Gunn.
  • The Hero Dies: Rex.
  • Hero Killer: General Evil, prior to his Heel Face Turn.
  • Hero of Another Story: Many of the recurring NPCs who are off on their own adventures when they are not in the spotlight.
  • Hero Safe Mode: Rex is prone to this. The results range from rescuing Dr. Einstein from a Mutant Raptor while using only rope to beating a Mutant Lizard to death with a metal pipe after it threatened Amanda Claw.
    • Frozeen also has his own Hero Safe Mode which results in Unstoppable Rages.
  • Heroic BSOD: The goal of the Darkitect's illusions. He succeeded in giving Rex, Katerina, Minerva, and Hotwire Heroic BSODs, although the effects did not last as long as he had hoped.
    • Andrew hit a minor BSOD upon realizing fully that LEGO Island, his hometown whom's salvation was a major factor in him signing up for the team, had vanished into the Netherworld.
    • Pterisa suffered a massive Heroic BSOD once the Darkitect revealed her identity to the Dino Attack Team. One moment, she was confident and stoic. Her Heroic BSOD left her extremely fragile and insecure.
    • Rex was suffering a massive Heroic BSOD after the deaths of Amanda and Trouble.
    • Minerva suffered a minor Heroic BSOD after Athena's death. She then entered another one after killing Oswald, only forcing herself out of it after being goaded by the Darkitect into keep fighting and to avenge her fallen family.
    • Kate had one for a while but recovered enough to help in the final battle. Whether she's completely gotten over it yet is debatable, though.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Trouble's Heroic Second Wind is probably the most notable, since he got up from being mortally wounded, withstood being shot several more times, and was able to kill Michelle Glados with his dying breaths.
  • Heroic Sociopath: The entire Second Headquarters Squad in one form or another, but Heavy is probably the worst. Of course, it should hardly come as a surprise given their inspiration.
    • Rotor has massacred his enemies while playing classical music, had an entire T-1 Typhoon crew put on trial because the piot disobeyed orders (not to mention trying to have them all shot), ordered an inexperienced teenager into an enemy fortress filled with toxins, bombed said fortress while his own men might have still been inside, tortured children for fun... and did I mention that he's a good guy who may have earned his happy ending?
  • Heroic Willpower: Amanda Claw is the only known individual to have been infected with Mutant Dino serum and fought off the mental effects through sheer willpower alone. It still transformed her into a Mutant T-Rex, though.
    • Pterisa had enough mental willpower to break free of the Maelstrom's control and Dr. Rex's enslavement.
    • ADO Captain Yena reversed Maelstrom infection with nothing but his own mind.
  • Herr Doktor: Frank Einstein.
    • While they are not actually German, Medic and Zed Provhezor hail from Barron, which is essentially a stereotypical expy of Germany.
  • Hesitation Equals Dishonesty: Every time. For instance, when Rex was bluffing about Dr. Rex being a distant relative, he took very long pauses between his words.
  • Hidden Depths: Cabin is really the only agent whom Jenny has felt the slightest bit of trust towards.
    • Beware the Nice Ones: Rotor's decision to send Kate alone into the XERRD Fortress didn't exactly go over well with Pierce and Wade.
      • Mama Bear: Sarah Bishop was driven to the brink of insanity by her determination to protect her daughter.
        • Athena Fabello tackled, fought, and strangled to death a Mutant Lizard for attacking her son.
      • Papa Wolf: Pierce might be a good-natured doctor whose main focus is on healing, but you lay one hand on Kate and you're in for a world of pain. For example, Pierce punched Rotor in the face just for sending Kate alone into an enemy fortress filled with toxic gas. This trope is Inverted by Frozeen; speak dismissively of his father, and Frozeen will teach you the true meaning of pain.
        • Although he is not Kate's father, Wallace Bishop seems to be very protective of her, even threatening his fellow XERRD scientists in an attempt to keep her safe.
        • Greybeard shows shades of this toward Mary Rose.
    • Beware the Quiet Ones: Amanda Claw.
      • At first glance, A.J. Orange just seems shy and insecure. That's until you give her a flamethrower and a few enemies.
    • Beware the Silly Ones: Ben Gunn in the Goo Caverns.
    • Crouching Moron, Hidden Dragon: Ben Gunn.
    • Fallen Hero: See Face Heel Turn.
    • Hidden Heart of Gold: Cabin may be a tough pilot under normal circumstances, but she is still the only agent to have gained any sense of trust from a captured XERRD teenager, and has since gone out of her way to ensure that both XERRD prisoners are given fair treatment.
      • While Trigger seems to be pretty cold his relationship with Snake does seem to suggest that he is in fact capable of making friends.
    • Jerk With a Heart of Gold: Clint Wayne may initially seem ruthless and amoral, but he is still responsible for saving a large group of agents from being executed by Rotor and he did promise Pierce that he would ensure Kate's safety while the two of them were alone in the jungle.
      • Greybeard can be a real jerk at times, such as when he mutinied against Rex and nearly killed Sauro-Hunter because he disagreed with their morals, but he does have a very soft spot in his heart, especially seen when he cares for Mary Rose.
    • More Deadly Than The Male: Silencia Venomosa, Michelle Glados, and Carolyne Provencal.
  • Hide Your Lesbians: Before (the imposter) Pyro's gender reveal, Pyro's wiki page stated that he had a wife and kids. When Pyro was revealed to actually be a woman, this made Pyro the Dino Attack RPG's first explicitly homosexual character. However, as not everyone was not happy with this revelation and wanted Pyro to remain heterosexual, PeabodySam changed Pyro's biography from "wife and kids" to a more generic "family" to avoid any further controversies. This, of course, may give rise to certain Unfortunate Implications...
    • Ultimately averted when Andrea Jackson Orange and Maria shared a kiss.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Baron Typhonus did not actually appear until the last few months of this seven-year-long RPG. In that time, he revealed himself to be The Man Behind the Man and ultimately took control of Dr. Rex's body. Lampshaded by the comm chatter in the final battle.
  • Hired Gun: Trigger. He isn't really an agent so much as a mercenary who's willing to fight with them because he was offered money.
    • Also in the past, Silencia Venemosa, as well as Trigger's colleagues Montoya, Deniro, Orange, and Keaton.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Two examples by Dr. Rex in the final battle. First, he wore armor fashioned from silge metal, which is completely invincible... but, like all metal, is a high electrical conductor, allowing Adventure to deal a particularly-excruciating almost-death blow upon Dr. Rex with his High-Voltage Half-Track. Then, the Maelstrom experiments he performed plus his self-induced Mutant Dino mutation allowed the Darkitect to take control of his body, giving him a fate worse than death.
  • Holding Hands: Considering the amount of love stories in the seven-year-old RPG, it would be too impractical to list every time this happened.
  • Holier than Thou: Pharisee. Averted by Shaw, who despite being religious is still a reasonably likeable person who mainly uses her spirituality as a means of comfort.
  • Hollywood Heart Attack: Possibly averted. Norris's heart attack happened off-screen.
    • Rex's chest pains, although slightly justified in that it's not actually a normal heart attack and actually a side effect of the Maelstrom poisoning his body.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Hertz is a type 2.
  • Hologram: The messages contained within the chess pieces from Dino Attack's mysterious contact.
  • Holy Hitman: Pharisee.
  • Hospital Hottie: Naomi Carver.
  • Hostage Situation: Done numerous times to poor Kate Bishop in the Maelstrom, first by Rotor and then by Walter Breen. In Rotor's case, it would have failed to work, because shooting Kate would have prompted Wallace Bishop to shoot Rotor; Walter Breen, on the other hand, was using Kate as a Human Shield.
  • Hot Mom: Sarah Bishop.
    • Played with by Athena Fabello. While her physical appearance is never really elaborated on, Zach sees Athena as attractive because of her resemblance to Minerva.
  • Hot Scientist: Dr. Provencal and Crusher.
  • Human Shield: Stromling!Zachary used Holly Vinyaya as one, and Kate Bishop became Walter Breen's Human Shield as part of his Hostage Situation. Blaire Darkling later used Zachary as one.
  • Humans Are Jerks / Rousseau was Right: Dust's philosophy for most of his life.
  • Humans Are White: Somewhat justified, as LEGO people tend to be yellow-skinned by default.
  • The Hunter: Scratch.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: The Trope Namer was referenced by Stromling Zachary as he prepared to hunt down Frozeen and Greybeard.
  • Hypocritical Humour: Dan, the guy who led an entire expedition investigating LEGO Island's dissapearance, saw that the island was gone, a failed attempt to bring it back, and various other forms of evidence gathered by the expedition. His conclusion? The entire thing was an elaborate hoax. He also tried to get away with the Constructopedia Page his crew had recovered with the explicit intention of returning it to the Constructopedia, in order to escape from a group of Dino Attack Agents wanting to do exactly that, who even had the book right there.
    • Zed Provhezor mockingly told Rex a variation of the "Sorry Billy, But You Just Don't Have Legs" trope. Look who's talking...
    • Rotor talking to Snake about how absurd it is that they let unrependant criminals into the team in exchange for pardons... lampshaded when Rotor cuts himself off upon remembering that he himself is a war criminal guilty of attempted murder and torturing a child.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: In the original version of Rev Raptor's Heroic Suicide, he asked Banchicto to do the deed. However, since Banchicto was retconned into Canon Discontinuity in order to work with modern RPG canon, this trope might no longer apply.
  • I Die Free: Trouble.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: As a child, Kate never really had any close friends aside from her mother. She still has trouble getting along with the rest of the team, although she has recently started to form a bond with Pierce.
  • I Know What You Fear: Type 3 example with Baron Typhonus.
  • "I Know You're In There Somewhere" Fight: Andrew tries this before fighting Stromling Zach during Mutant Dino attack in the camp. It was later used by both Minerva and Andrew while fighting Zach in the Temple of Hotep III.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: How Rex felt after the death of Amanda Claw.
  • The "I Love You" Stigma: In his senior year of high school, Frozeen made the mistake of finally confessing his love to Shannon Grimton... while she was already in a relationship with another man.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: In his youth, General was considerably handsome. Assuming the recurring male figure in Ben Gunn's photographs is a younger version of himself, he was also handsome in his youth.
    • Averted with Dr. Rex and Katerina Schattenberg who are still (to a degree) lookers.
  • I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: J.D., Tracer, Frank Einstein, and Rex, with the MacGuffin in question being their Creative Sparks which would be used to stop the Maelstrom.
  • I'm Not Afraid Of You: Said by Rex to Rotor during his speech about fear versus respect, to enforce the idea that Rex had greater authority than Rotor.
  • An Ice Person: The Ice Snake King.
  • Ignored Expert: The agents planning the various incursions into the Maelstrom temple ignored Trigger's advice, when he thought of himself as knowing quite a bit about Stromlings and the Maelstrom.
    • As a matter of fact, it did work. The team did relatively well aganst the Maelstrom at the battle of the temple of creation. They ignored most of what Trigger had to say and only significant casualty was a mole.
    • It happened later again, when Trigger had very good reason to suspect Amanda of being the mole. The problem, of course, being that everyone trusts Amanda and only Trigger knew the truth about her past.
      • The other problem, of course, being the fact that Trigger was wrong.
  • Immortality Begins at Twenty: Dr. Rex began injecting himself with Jugend Serum when he was 27 years old. Kat appears to be in her mid-twenties.
  • Immortality Inducer: Jugend Serum for Dr. Rex, Kat for Katerina Schattenberg.
  • Immortality Seeker: One of the few qualities shared by Dr. Rex and Katerina Schattenberg; neither of them cared to suffer the ravages of age if they could avoid it.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: A whole Maelstrom Temple of XERRD Space Marauders and Sorcerers... and not one of them could hit Rex, Amanda, or Rotor. Lampshaded by Walter Breen.
  • Implacable Man: Between his silge armor and Baron Typhonus's Divine Intervention, Dr. Rex is essentially invincible.
  • Impossibly Delicious Food: Brickolini's pizza. At least, for everyone not in the Bishop family.
  • Imposter Exposing Test: In a shout-out to The Thing, Copper proposed a test for identifying Stromlings that involved mixing their blood with uncontaminated blood. Unfortunately, in yet another shout-out to the same movie, Outpost 31's blood samples were sabotaged before the test could be implemented. Atton Rand toyed with using a similar method to the blood test that ultimately was used in the movie, but this never actually made it into the RPG.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Dust realized he was one after researching his genealogy. He was descended from the kings of Egypt but was born to an alcoholic father and a drug addicted mother. Both were horrible and pathetic people and dishonored the family name. When Dust left, the knowledge of his royal heritage was all he had.
  • Improbable Age: Dust became a respected archeologist at the Cairo museum at age 20.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Silencia Venomosa was able to throw a switchblade at a fleeing Keaton and successfully land it in his spine.
  • In Media Res: Dino Attack RPG begins anywhere from a week to a month after the Dino Attack officially started in April 2010. At this point, Mutant Dinos are already widespread and Rex is already an Elite Agent.
  • In the Blood: According to Word of God, this trope was heavily involved in Frozeen's relationship with Baron von Brickthief and decision to go into hiding and become The Phantom.
    • Rev Raptor was afraid that this trope would cause him to follow in the footsteps of his father Landro, so he committed suicide to prevent this from happening.
  • In the Hood: Anyone wearing a Black Cloak.
  • In Your Nature To Destroy Yourselves: The fate of Mutant Dinosaurs in December 21, 2010.
  • Incompetence, Inc.: Surprisingly, Alpha Team's training used to be like this. Classes consisted of an incompetent Drill Sergeant who always insultingly shouts whatever he has to say regardless of whether he is actually addressing recruits (yes, he'd even talk like that to Dash himself), either forcing people to "march up and down the square" or training them how to defend themselves against fresh fruit (which often result in recruits either getting killed or badly hurt by the drill sergeant's attempts to demonstrate his methods). He often forces random agents to participate in his classes regardless of whether they're actually recruits or not. Other sessions include "the Complaints Department" where people go to listen to a professional complainer, and "Being hit on the head lessons" where recruits are trained in how to properly react to being hit on the head by a mallet.
  • Indy Escape: Sam Sinister's squad had to escape a rolling boulder.
    • Much earlier in the RPG, Rex rolled a boulder after Phantom's Blizzard Blaster.
  • Inescapable Net: In his days as a Fluffy Tamer, Rex had dozens of Inescapable Nets.
    • ShadowTech used Inescapable Nets quite often... which is why several ShadowTech agents were stumped that Rex managed to escape from one of them.
  • Inferred Holocaust: The initial Dino Attack itself. Mutant Dinosaurs appeared all over the world, often times without any warning, in highly-populated areas. Sure, Alpha Team managed to evacuate populations to Antarctica, but some refugee facilities in Antarctica cannot hold an entire planet's population. Fridge Horrifically, that means much of the world population either died in the initial invasion or never made it to Antarctica in time.
    • For that matter, it is possible that some people did make it to Antarctica, but for one reason or another weren't able to get into the refugee facilities, and ended up freezing to death.
  • The Infiltration: Perhaps thanks to its Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG predecessor, Dino Attack RPG reeks of this trope. Examples of Infiltrations include Dr. Rex planting Rex in the Dino Attack Team (which led to Rex Becoming the Mask), XERRD planting a Mole in Dino Attack Team, Dino Attack Team planting a Reverse Mole in XERRD, and the infiltration squads Dressing as the Enemy while sneaking about the XERRD Fortress.
  • Informal Eulogy: Doctor Cybrog's informal but heartfelt Eulogy of Dust which was carved into the wall of the temple of Hotep III.
Inside these walls lies Gahiji "Dust" Thutmose.
May the temple he was
devoted to in life,
Become his resting place
in death.
He acted like a jerk,
but seemed to be changing
when he died.
  • Informed Attribute: Sometimes, the way a character is depicted is not exactly how the character is described.
    • Informed Ability: Rex is incredibly skilled with ropes, even though he only uses ropes about three or four times the entire RPG. Aster Oid, Greybeard, Sam Race, King Joseph Race, and Sir Robert Batrick are apparently skilled racers, but we've only seen Sam Race behind the wheel. Many other examples exist. Mostly, these are Pirates Who Don't Do Anything.
      • Mutant Lizards (and by extension, Quasifigus lacteriilia) are said to be adaptable, never falling for the same trick twice. This really has not been displayed much in Dino Attack RPG, though.
      • Kat, who is supposedly an expert in security systems, has never demonstrated this beyond escaping a pair of handcuffs.
      • Hertz is said to be an expert in cryptology and linguistics but has never exhibited this skill.
      • Trigger is described as cold and logical, but all of his actions so far have shown him to be hotheaded and almost entirely ruled by emotion.
      • Trigger was hired by Dino Attack Team for his driving skills... and we've never seen him behind the wheel.
    • Informed Flaw: Frozeen's Asperger's syndrome, which, despite the character's nearly-eight-year-long literary history, never really presented itself until the last few months when Gromtin was introduced.
    • Informed Islam: Word of God says Dust is Muslum, however there is no evidence that he follows the faith since he comes off as a skeptic and drinks liquor.
      • Given his background, a rational explanation would be that he is of Islamic descent, and maybe grew up learning Islamic culture, but Dust himself is not very religious and so does not follow the all of standard traditions.
    • Informed Judaism: Word of God says that Frank Einstein is Jewish. Given his namesake, this shouldn't be too much of a surprise.
      • Dr. Solomon Koplowitz is also Jewish.
    • Informed Loner: Despite Voltage, Kai, Hammer, Magma, and Reptile being Informed Loners, they all ended up working closely with other Dino Attack agents.
  • Innocent Bystander: Trigger's flashback contained a few unfortunate bystanders who happened to be in the way of his illegal job. Of particular note is the unnamed truck driver that was murdered when his cargo was hijacked (though that was self-defense, as he did try to pull a gun), Edward Korrupte's secretary Ursula Bennett who was shot during the heist, and even Dust became one briefly.
    • According to Amanda, one of the reasons that the Korrupte assassination is so infamous is because it apparently involved the deaths of many Innocent Bystanders.
  • Innocuously Important Episode: The scene in which Rex learned that Frank Einstein was no longer working in the Dino Attack Hospital Wing, which ultimately set into motion the events leading up to the reveal of the Reverse Mole.
  • Insane Admiral: French Fries.
  • Insane Equals Violent: Andrew Jackson.
  • Insane Troll Logic: French Fries claimed he chose his codename because "It's a codename so stupid it'll be the last codename anyone expects".
  • Insanity Immunity: Whenever Frozeen goes insane, his mind is essentially shielded.
  • Inspector Javert: Pharisee had a few traits of this during the mole hunt, especially when he was convinced that Silencia Venomosa was behind the murders.
  • Instant Awesome Just Add Dragons: Valencia and the Maelstrom Dragons.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Mecha: The BIONICLE Meets Exo-Force RPG incident, although Your Mileage May Vary on how much Instant Awesome was produced.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Ninja: Kareem Nazareno and Clarke Deadworth.
  • Instant Emergency Response: Justified in most instances. J.D.'s murder recieved a quick response because it was inside the medical tent, right in front of at least three Doctors. The sudden death of Engineer arguably recieved similar, as did Medic.
    • Turned Up to Eleven in a non-justified example that is probably considered non-canon is that Amanda's body was brought in by the medical department... before her body was even retrieved. A case of Did Not Do The Research.
  • Instant-Win Condition: The Einstein Device had (and used) the ability to wipe out practically the entire Mutant Dino army without turning LEGO City into a nuclear fallout zone. Because of this, PeabodySam went to great measures to make sure that preparing the Einstein Device required teamwork and cooperation from other players, and during the final battle against Dr. Rex, the Einstein Device could only be fired when Viper had a clear shot at Dr. Rex from aboard the Amanda.
  • Intellectual Animal: Most dinosaurs.
  • Intelligence equals Isolation: Hertz was like this before he joined the Dino Attack Team, but he developed more social skills since working with them.
  • Intended Audience Reaction: Atton Rand feels repulsed by Andrewnuva199's illustration of Pterisa, which was the exact impression that PeabodySam wanted Pterisa's appearance to invoke.
    • Brikman McStudz's pity for Dr. Rex, understanding that he is a tragic pawn of the Maelstrom, was the intended reaction PeabodySam was hoping for.
  • Intentional Engrish: A few Shout Outs in the comm chatter.
  • Interracial Relationship: Hertz/Carver (white man/black woman), and Rotor/Cabin (white man/Latino woman).
  • Interspecies Friendship: So much of this apparently exists between Minifigs and dinosaurs. There's also the partnerships of Andrew, Pterisa, and Laxus, Stromling Zach and Cranky, and Raptor and Valencia.
  • Interspecies Romance: Averted. When Rex and Amanda realized that they were not of the same species, they dropped their relationship. On the other hand, after a freak accident that permanently turned Rex into a Minifig, their relationship was free to continue.
    • Played straight by Andrew and Pterisa, ultimately.
  • It Can Think: Jones, Wilkes, and Henderson had a debate regarding how sentient the Maelstrom could be, with Jones believing that It Can Think. Jones was right, considering at that point, Zach's Stromling transformation showed that it and its members were indeed sentient, but the men didn't know of this.
  • It Runs in the Family: Both Kate and Sarah Bishop are disgusted by the taste of Brickolini's pizza.
    • The Alexander family has an aversion to aging, which is one of the few things that Dr. Rex and Katerina Schattenberg have in common.
  • It's A Small World After All: In less than a year, Rex has met some of the biggest names in the LEGO Universe.
    • Somehow Barry Jackson keeps bumping into old army buddies by chance. On Adventurers' Island alone there was Wade, Garry, and Teri.
    • In a flashback intended to develop the relationship between Trigger and Amanda Claw, many other major characters from the Dino Attack made appearances, including Gahiji Thutmose, Kate Bishop, Sarah Bishop, Minerva Fabello, and Walter Breen.
  • It's a Wonderful Failure: December 21, 2010.
  • It's Going Down: Fort Legoredo.
    • Subverted by Dino Attack Headquarters. After Firecracker filled the building with explosives and detonated it, it seemed likely that it would collapse, but it withstood the explosions. Then, Mutant Dinos attacked the building, creating huge structural damage and setting the upper floors on fire. Still, as a symbol of what the Dino Attack Team stood for, when the smoke cleared, Dino Attack Headquarters was still standing. However, it's notable that, in earlier drafts of the final battle, PeabodySam actually intended for this trope to be Played Straight.
  • Jerkman: Dust, Lutsky, and Trigger.
  • Jerkman has a point: Dust was right oh so many times.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner: This is why you should keep Rotor and French Fries out of the courtroom.
  • Judgment of Solomon: After Rex attacks French Fries, Pharisee resolves to beat up French Fries himself so neither French Fries's supporters nor Rex's supporters would take offense.
    • It would have made more sense to beat up Rex.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Dr. Rex always was losing his mental stability, but at a very slow rate. Through the Darkitect's manipulation and the Dino Attack, he's really lost it in the past few months.
  • Just a Flesh Wound: Played straight alot in the earlier RPG. Zenna once got her arm bitten by a Mutant T-Rex and recovered as though nothing happened. Averted more recently, with both Rex and Zenna suffering permanent damage (the latter also very nearly bled to death).
  • Just a Stupid Accent: Although Medic and Zed Provhezor throw in some Gratuitous German words every now and then, all they do is speak English with a very heavy accent; they are never seen speaking a full sentence in German.
    • Similarly, Señor Palomar is described as having a faint Spanish accent in the prose (but never actually reflected in his dialogue) and a few Gratuitous Spanish words thrown in. However, PeabodySam originally intended to subvert this by having Señor Palomar and Greybeard chat entirely in Spanish at one point, though this scene was ultimately never written.
  • Just Before the End: The RPG is about a world being destroyed by mutant dinosaurs, with the entire LEGO Planet's population being confined to cramped facilities in Antarctica, which were badly damaged in several riots. Granted, there is hope that the actual invasion will be stopped, but restoring society is easier said than done.
  • Just Friends: Minerva claimed that she and Zach were this. However, it was apparent before and after her statement that their feelings for each other was beyond being "just friends".
    • Averted with Kat and Hotwire, who actually are just friends.
      • Given their behavior, plus Howire's rant to Shiller and Wright about how the word "just" devalues friendship by implying it is somehow less than romantic love, perhaps this is actually more of a subversion.
  • Kangaroo Court: Rotor's court-martial.
  • Karma Houdini: Rotor almost got punished for his court-martial, but got out due to things getting out of control. Otherwise he's also more or less gotten away scott-free with torturing a child while the Garry (who actually felt bad about it and tried to put a stop to it) ends up taking the blame.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Despite Nazareno's status as a sci-fi ninja-type guy, he primarily uses two golden katanas to fight everything from cutting down fortress guards to shattering the skull of a Mutant Raptor. Enforced by Solomon Koplowitz and Zelda Frodongan.
    • Rule Of Cool is definitely at play here as well, given that real-life katanas -- while indeed incredibly sharp -- are not all that strong.
  • Keystone Army: All Mutant Dinos have Maelstrom in their bodies. Imagination is Maelstrom's only known weakness. Meaning, if you have enough Imagination...
  • Kick the Dog: Rotor had a quite a few of these for a good guy. Among such moments are arresting an entire T-1 crew because the pilot disobeyed orders and then trying to have them all shot, ordering Kate (an innocent and inexperienced teenager) to enter a fortress filled with toxins on her own, and of course there is his habit of scaring his enemies by playing classical music.
  • Kill 'Em All: December 21, 2010 ended with the entire world blowing up, and an explicit description saying that none of the six main characters survived. It's made more heartbreaking by the references to some of the most likable characters like Pierce having died long before, meaning this small group of people were the only ones left.
    • While it was established that Minifig life exists on other planets, the destruction of their home world and largest population would be harsh blow to Minifigkind and a major victory for the Maelstrom, which would have spread to the LEGO System and began destroying other worlds such as Mars and Ice Planet 2002.
    • Benton Kabrinsky's last post ended with his entire cast dying in one swift blow.
  • Kill It with Fire: Pyro, Sarah Bishop, Andrea Jackson Orange, and Rex.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Wade knew that J.D.'s gunshot wound was fatal, and Pierce's efforts were only delaying the inevitable, leading him to intentionally give him a morphine overdose to keep him from standing the pain.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Walter Breen.
  • The Kirk: Rotor to some extent.
  • Kirk Summation: Clint Wayne's efforts to pursuade Rotor to end his court martial and release the captured agents.
  • Knife Fight: Although not many knife fights have occurred, Dust fits the persona of a knife fighter rather well. Since a hero often gets a sword, the anti-hero is thematically forbidden to use such extravagant weapons. Hence, Dust preferred weapon is the knife. Dust actually does use a scimitar in the fight against the Stromling Crocodile.
    • Sniper versus Ata. Although Sniper's "knife" was a machete, Ata won.
  • Knife Nut: Dust, Spy, Silencia Venomosa, Ata, and Oswald Fabello
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Solomon fits this trope perfectly
  • Knight Templar: XERRD.
    • Pharisee. He answers to no authority except his own, believes in Black And White Morality even in the face of demonstrable evidence to the contrary, and is willing to murder anyone whom he sees as anything short of saintly.
  • The Knights Who Say Squee: Bart Helmutson was very happy to meet Junkbot in Antarctica.
  • Lack of Empathy: Pharisee’s opinion is somewhat hypocritical, he feels no empathy toward the people he kills but on the other hand he uses their humanity to acknowledge the moral ambiguity of his actions. Well he understands that feeling empathy toward his targets is liability, he also knows he should accept it so he can punish himself for sins he commits. He feels empathy toward the victims but rarely those who he sees as unrighteous.
    • Trigger seemed to not care about the man he killed until he died.
    • Dust seemed not to show empathy toward the people he killed and conned until the end when he had a Heel Realization.
  • Lady Mondegreen: In-universe; Semick once referred to Sam Throramebi as "Thornabi". In fact, Sam's bitterness about this suggests that people often mispronounce his last name.
    • Also in-universe, Donnie couldn't remember Dietrich Luzwheit's name. When he tried to tell Walter about it, he ended up saying "Ludwig" (a fairly common German first name, made famous by Ludwig Van Beethoven), "Luftwaffe" (the name given to the German air force during World War II) and "Luxan" (an alien species from the TV show Farscape).
    • Again in-universe, Greybeard mispronounced Anubis's name as "Arubis", subtly referencing a typo that PeabodySam made when first introducing the character.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Carolyne Provencal.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Spy, the typical James Bond-esque spy, genuinely fell in love with Helen Rutherford.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Especially whenever a Deadpan Snarker opens his/her mouth.
  • The Lancer: Cabin towards Rotor.
  • Land Downunder: Hunter 2000, Sniper, and Crock.
  • Large and in Charge: Pharisee is the 6'9", over 200 lbs badman head of Internal Affairs.
  • Large Ham: Evil Ogel, Stromling!Zach, and Adventure, to name only a few examples.
  • Laser Blade: The Space Knights' laser saber.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Rex and Phantom both suffered from this, inflicted upon then by XERRD experiments and General Evil, respectively. While Rex eventually recovered most of his memories, Phantom's current state is unknown, although Word of God states that Phantom's amnesia was intended to be only temporary.
    • Dr. Cyborg suffered from Laser-Guided Amnesia, too, after XERRD betrayed him and left him to die. He eventually recovered all of his memories during the Adventurers' Island mission.
  • Last Kiss: The kiss between Nazareno and Zelda. Doubled as a First Kiss.
  • Last Minute Hookup: Frozeen finally admits his feelings for Shannon at the end of it all. The same goes for Vinyaya and Bluetooth.
    • Magma and Covert were not hooked up until literally the very last minute, in TakunuvaC01's final IC post.
  • Last-Minute Reprieve: Sort of... George was saved just as Rotor was organizing the firing squad.
  • Last Request: J.D.'s final request was that Minerva used his prototype Maelstrom cure to save Zach.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: Henderon's Oh Crap moment in the Maelstrom Temple, leading to some Getting Crap Past The Radar.
  • Latex Space Suit: Holly Vinyaya's zero suit underneath her Space Police armor.
  • Laughing Mad: Pyro and Dr. Insano.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: In-universe; Holly Vinyaya, according to Zachary Virchaus.
  • The Law of Conservation of Detail: How many people payed attention to the throwaway line that revealed that Pterisa's chess piece was a knight, while all the other chess pieces sent by the Reverse Mole were bishops?
    • The ramblings of the Wallace Bishop in Antarctica revealed that he was once the lab partner of Einstein. Bartholomew Enderson thought that he was talking about Albert Einstein, but from what we later learned from Frank Einstein in the Maelstrom Temple... Other things said by Wallace Bishop foreshadowed the big reveal.
    • Word of God states that one can easily deduce Ben Gunn's true identity simply by paying attention to the things that he kept in his cave.
    • Rex was having some heart problems throughout At War's End. Guess that meant something important...
    • Minor details about Ata's whereabouts and actions hinted that he was acting a little suspicious...
    • Greybeard was right; there was a very specific reason why, in his flashback/dream sequence, Grisbarba was replaced by Rex and Beatrice was replaced by Amanda. A detail like that cannot possibly be unimportant!
  • Lawful Evil: Evil Ogel and General Evil are Type 1 examples as seen when Ogel convinced General to join him in 2000, promising that the world would have order and control under his rule, especially making a note that a world population of Skeleton Drones meant that everyone would be equal and united.
    • Señor Palomar is a Type 2 example, as he is a strong believer in Spanish Honor. However, insulting his pride in having such honor is pushing his Berserk Button to the point where he will ignore his own code of honor.
  • Left for Dead: Rex and the Brickspider Bot both left Ben Gunn for dead in the Goo Caverns. However, the Brickspider Bot almost averted this (it was about to make sure Ben Gunn was dead when suddenly the Big Darn Heroes arrived), and in Rex's case, he didn't have time to go digging through rubble to find Ben Gunn still alive.
    • Although he was aware that Dr. Rex was still alive, Rex made a big mistake when he left Dr. Rex for dead during the final battle.
    • Had Michelle Glados just made sure that Trouble was dead when she tried to kill Rex, she might have actually succeeded.
  • Legacy Character: King Jayko VIII.
    • Kate Bishop is implied to be the granddaughter of Johnny Thunder RPG's Roy Bishop; by extension, that makes Wallace and Sarah Bishop children of Roy Bishop.
    • Peter "Frozeen" Abody was retconned to be a Legacy Character of Zachary "Frozeen" Abody.
    • Shannon "Gromtin" Grimton is the daughter of Gromit "Gromtin" Grimton from Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG.
  • Let's Split Up Gang: Played with. Garry was initially reluctant to do this in the Maelstrom temple. He relented when it was down to him and Palmer.
  • Lie to the Beholder: Temple Stromlings have this ability, appearing as their beholder's worst fears.
  • Life or Limb Decision: When Hotwire's leg became infected by Maelstrom, he chose the "life" option.
  • Lineage Comes From the Father: Frozeen and Gromtin both inherited their fathers' Alpha Team codenames.
  • Lizard Folk: Quasifigus Hybrids, especially Minifig/Mutant Lizard Hybrids, fall somewhere between this trope and The Reptilians. Unlike the generally fantasy-based Lizard Folk, Quasifigus Hybrids are more sci-fi, but unlike The Reptilians, the Quasifigus are not aliens.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Not an exaggeration.
  • Locked into Strangeness: A consistent after-effect of close encounters with the Maelstrom, as evidenced with Zelda's black and red hair becoming black and purple and Zach gaining a purple stripe in his red hair. Minerva also gained several white streaks in her hair after nearly being suffocated by the Maelstrom. Blaire Darkling's blonde hair turned white after an accident during the corruption of the Temple of Creation into a Maelstrom Temple.
  • Long Lost Relative: Katerina Schattenberg turned out to be Ronald Alexander's sister.
  • Long Runners: Now over seven years old, Dino Attack RPG has outlasted every LEGO General Discussion RPG.
  • Love Confession: Trigger confessed his love for Carrie Enderson... just before pretending to hold her hostage.
    • Frozeen finally confessed his love for Shannon Grimton during the later stages of the final battle.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Hertz proposed to Naomi after only starting a relationship with her three days prior. Neither really knows enough about the other for that level of commitment.
  • Love Redeems: Among a variety of other factors, Zach's love for Minerva prevented him from standing by and watching Ahua kill her and Andrew.
  • Lovecraft Lite: For a malevolent and seemingly indestructible entity, the Maelstrom was ultimately defeated by the power of just two Creative Sparks. There have also been no confirmed cases of insanity (at least not directly caused by the Maelstrom), though at least two people (Kate and Samuel Race) are left traumatized by it.
    • However, the Maelstrom wasn't rendered "dead" by any means of the imagination, and this is understood in-universe. Its presence on the LEGO Planet, anchored by the Maelstrom temple and the infection in Mutant Dinos, was a weak but threatening connection to its primary location at the remains of Crux Prime, and said presence was eradicated by the Imagination from the Orb and Einstein Device, respectively. It is still a threat to the LEGO Universe, but that is a battle meant to be finished through the plotline of the LEGO Universe game (even if circumstances mean that we never get to see it).
  • Loved Ones Montage: Rex used one in order to break free of the Darkitect's illusions.
  • Lowered Recruiting Standards: The Dino Attack Team has so many crazy people. Some RPG players, such as Andrewnuva199 and that guy from that show, offered commentary on this in regards to Duke and Kuru.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Happened twice with Kate, with the reveal that Wallace Bishop is her uncle, and the reveal that Pierce is actually her biological father.
    • Scout finds out that Spy is his father.
    • Rev Raptor learned that Landro, a mutated and maddened XERRD scientist, was actually his father, Jecht Raptor.
  • MacGuffin: Green Goo during the Goo Caverns mission and the Constructopedia during the LEGO Island mission.
    • Dismantled MacGuffin: The Constructopedia, which had many missing pages gradually recovered by Dino Attack agents.
    • MacGuffin Escort Mission: Frozeen and Greybeard bringing the Maelstrom Crystal to the Maelstrom Temple.
    • The President's Daughter: During the invasion of XERRD Fortress, Lord Sinister became an example of this.
  • Mad Doctor: How Medic is often viewed. The Deadly Doctor subtrope also applies, and he seems to have a Morally Ambiguous Doctorate.
  • Mad Scientist: Nearly every member of XERRD.
    • Subverted by Dr. Strangebrick, who was initially introduced as a mad scientist, but has recently started to show a much more caring and compassionate side.
    • Averted by Dr. Breen, who has shown no signs of insanity, sadism, or other traits frequently carried by XERRD scientists.
    • Subverted by Dr. Bishop, who was set up as a mad scientist but ultimately turned out to be a very sane scientist in disguise.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Jenny.
  • Made of Evil: The Maelstrom.
  • Mad of Indestructium: On their own, G.E. and Ssol are two Nigh Invulnerable metals. Combined, they form the completely-indestructible Silge.
  • Made of Iron: This happened a lot in the early days of the RPG, with characters getting into potentially lethal scenarios and only taking on minor damage.
    • It's been subverted a lot more recently. Zenna actually spent several days lying on a bed in the hospital after being injured in the destruction of the refugee facilities. Just before the Adventurers' Island mission, and during said mission Zenna lost the functions of one arm after being shot by an enemy sniper and nearly bleeding to death followed by multiple broken bones in a mutant dino rampage. Pierce also suffered a broken leg when the medical tent collapsed on him.
    • Blaire Darkling. Could possibly be explained (or Hand Waved) that he's dealt with much worse attacks as Matthew Vherestorm.
  • Make it Look Like an Accident: Garry and Rotor covered up their torture of Jenny by making it appear that they fought back in self-defense when she tried to escape and put up a fight. Granted they didn't actually kill her, but poor Jenny is probably too traumatized to tell anyone. He also later performed a less sinister variation, where he sent Jenny off of Adventurers' Island for further medical care, but set it up to look like she'd died from her injuries.
  • Make-Out Point: Barry and Teri... somehow ended up making out in a fire hammer in the parking lot outside Outpost 4.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Even among the Dino Attack Team, wearing a mask is usually a warning of a dangerous character.
    • Cowls and Hoods: Spy wears a cowl, while Frozeen and the Future Villains were all In The Hood.
    • Domino Mask: The Brickster.
    • Ski Masks: Specs and X wear balaclavas, and of course Spy has his cowl.
    • Dust wore a cowl, balaclava, and googles when he first arived on the island.
  • The Man Behind The Monsters: Dr. Rex.
    • The Man Behind the Man: Baron Typhonus.
  • Manipulative Jerk: Dust.
  • Master of Diguise: Spy reportedly is good at it.
  • Master Swordsman: Greybeard bested Fullmetal in a swordfight and is implied to be a master swordsman even while drunk.
  • The Matchmaker: Minerva Fabello to Bluetooth and Vinyaya.
  • Mayan Doomsday: Because of Dino Attack's post-apocalyptic setting, the date December 21 had great significance in Dino Attack RPG, although in-universe the prophesied date was two years earlier to coincide with the 2010 setting.
    • December 21, 2010 is an alternate ending to Dino Attack RPG, showing what would have happened if the Darkitect got hold of the Maelstrom Crystal. Appropriately enough, it's a Class X apocalypse.
    • In the primary continuity, December 21, 2010 is the date of the final battle. Had Dino Attack Team lost the battle, the Class X apocalypse of the alternate ending could very well have been put into place, albeit a few days late.
    • A meta example. On midnight (EST), December 21, 2012 - the actual Mayan Doomsday - PeabodySam posted the final IC post of Dino Attack RPG. Before the day was done, Black Six closed the topic, ending Dino Attack RPG for good.
  • The McCoy: Pierce and Wade.
  • Mauve Shirt: Engineer, Medic, Sniper, Spy, Soldier, Scout, and Heavy, all of the "more likely to be Killed Off for Real" variety.
    • Hertz, who was initially introduced as a Red Shirt but did not die, and ultimately proved successful enough to graduate from Mauve Shirt to become a member of the main cast.
  • Meaningful Background Event: How exactly did Amanda's knife get from inside her sheath to planted in Sniper's back? Carefully pay attention to a throwaway line in the prose.
  • Meatgrinder Surgery: Medic apparently doesn't believe in anesthetics, and he will perform heart transplants on fully conscious patients. He also somehow removed a man's skeleton, though to this day nobody knows how or why he did it.
    • Enter and Return to a lesser extent, although they have yet to actually be seen performing surgery, they still hold the strong belief that sharks, trees, and umbrellas are vital tools for the job.
    • Some of Atton Rand's post focusing on Zenna in the hospital after LEGO Island dissapeared tended to slip into this. Of particular note was a patient who couldn't feel his legs because he didn't have any, resulting in Zenna casually asking for another pair of legs and then placing them on the patient (who was a LEGO minifigure). He even tried to do this with another character's arm but was stopped by PeabodySam. However it has been subverfed in the Adventurers' Island plot arc, where the medics are much more serious and operate somewhat realistically (at least as realistic as one can get when nobody in the RPG actually knows anything about medicine).
  • Mediator: Rex, Dr. Pierce, and Dr. Saran.
  • The Medic: Pierce, Wade, Crusher, J.D., Zenna, Enter and Return, Carver, Copper, Medic, and Shaw.
  • Medieval European Fantasy: Castle Cove.
  • Medieval Stasis: Due to Dino Attack RPG's timeline, this has happened all over LEGO Planet. Medieval Stasis is literally found in Castle Cove, although the Tropical Sea still uses 1700s technology and Adventurers' Island still uses early-1900s technology, not to mention that Gold City still resembles the post-Civil War American West of the 1870's, complete with 19th-century technology.
    • Many of the characters from such locations prefer to use their outdated weapons. For instance, Elizabeth still uses a cutlass, Greybeard still uses flintlock pistols even though they are extremely unreliable and can only fire one shot before requiring a lengthy reloading process, and Clint Wayne is only ever armed with his old revolver.
  • Mêlée à Trois: The battle in the Maelstrom Temple, and the Adventurers' Island mission as a whole, is a fight between the Dino Attack Team, XERRD, and the Maelstrom.
    • During the Kotua crisis, there were usually three factions fighting each other: Dino Attack, Kotua, and ShadowTech. Not to mention the Mutant Dinos caught in the crossfire.
  • Men Are the Expendable Gender: Most, if not all, Red Shirts are male. Somewhat justified, as there is a greater ratio of men to women in the team (though your mileage may vary on just how great that ratio is)
    • Interestingly, at one point during the Adventurers' Island arc, a female redshirt was mentioned, but she was only wounded and never explicitly said to have died.
    • Possibly averted depending on the writer. Most of Atton Rand's posts arguably play it straight in terms of redshirts, and the only three characters of his (Cam O'Cozy, Palmer, and Clark) were men, but to be fair his female characters don't get it much easier, especially in his more recent posts.
  • Men Don't Cry: Played straight and then subverted. After Naomi rejects him, Hertz does not cry... until he is out of her sight.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Pyro.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: This is why Frank Einstein had to die.
    • Kareem Nazareno as well.
  • Merchandise Driven: Given its source material.
  • Mercy Kill: While testing his old rocket launcher, Wallace Bishop killed a Dino Attack agent. Why? He saved the agent from a slow, painful death by neurotoxins and Skeleton Mummies.
    • Wade also found himself reluctantly injecting J.D. with several doses of morphine at his request, apparently with the intent that he would die quickly from the overdose and thus would thus not have to stand the pain from from his gunshot wound. It's made all the more ironic by the fact that this event was inspired by a very similar scene in which Wade's namesake met exactly the same fate.
    • Minerva, despite her reluctance, killed Oswald because she knew he would institutionalized if she captured him, something that would have destroyed him more than he already was.
    • The deaths of all the Mutant Dinos who were killed by the Einstein Device were described as Mercy Kills.
  • Messy Hair: Andrea Jackson Orange after being unmasked.
  • Metaphorgotten: Most of Adventure's metaphors go this way, as well as some of Ben Gunn's senile philosophies.
  • Mexican Stand Off: In the Maelstrom Temple, Rotor pointed a gun at Kate Bishop, Wallace Bishop pointed a rocket launcher at Rotor, Rex pointed a Sonic Screamer at Wallace Bishop, Amanda Claw pointed a knife at Rotor, and Señor Palomar pointed his dual pistols at Rex and Amanda Claw. Lampshaded by Señor Palomar.
    • A smaller-scale Mexican Stand Off took place immediately after Engineer's death. Trigger pointed a gun at Amanda Claw, Dr. Cyborg pointed a gun at Trigger, and Hotwire pointed a gun at Snake.
  • MIB: ShadowTech.
  • Million to One Chance: According to Glados, this is how unlikely it is that Dino Attack Team will win the final battle. Of course, given this trope, we all know what it really means.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: After Rex's mutation was cured, he gradually lost the ability to understand the language of the Mutant Dinos, which was an instinctual part of his brain while he was a Mutant T-Rex. It became even more difficult for him to understand after he became a Minifig.
  • Mind Rape: Dust plays with Lutsky's mind to such a degree that he turns him into a paranoid psychopath. Eventually, that comes back to bite him.
    • More or less what Loop was doing to Katerina Schattenberg just before he died.
  • Minored in Butt-Kicking: Solomon is an esteemed graduate from a prestigious collage. He has a doctorate in Philosophy and teaches classes as a professor. He also has training as a Samurai, fought in the Ninja wars, and was a member of Nexus Force.
  • Minor Major Character: Frank Einstein.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: XERRD, especially Dr. Rex.
  • Mission From God: Pharisee belives he is on one from whatever deity is acceptable in the RPG.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Disloyalty: Dr. Strangebrick, Pterisa, Tyrannus, and Velosis.
  • The Mole: XERRD has a Mole planted in Dino Attack Team: Ata.
    • Palmer turned out to be working for the Maelstrom.
    • At Mindstorms, Inc., Silencia Venomosa was actually working undercover for Dacta Corporation.
    • Red Herring Mole: PeabodySam has numerous Red Herring Moles planted in Dino Attack Team. For a list of them, see the Wild Mass Guessing section.
      • There was also Clark, who Palmer fooled people into thinking was infected by the Maelstrom.
    • Reverse Mole: Dino Attack Team has a Reverse Mole planted in XERRD: Frank Einstein, under the identity of "Wallace Bishop".
  • Monochrome Casting: The fact that everyone is yellow aside, the characters whose races have been revealed have been mostly white. With the exception of Dust (Arabic), Naomi (Black), Pharisee (Black), and Cabin (Latino).
  • Mood Dissonance: The conversation between Crusher and Shaw about their beliefs was supposed to be a very emotional talk about believing in faith and a major step in developing Shaw's character. It still didn't stop Brickman McStudz from bursting into laughter when Shaw mentioned "PeabodySam" as a possible deity.
  • Mood Whiplash: The tone can literally go from being incredibly dark and serious in one post to light-hearted and goofy in the next, often as a result of Depending on the Writer. For example, the LEGO Island story arc went between the serious efforts to recover survivors from the island after its disappearance, an investigation into the disappearance of the island, the efforts by Zenna and Pierce to take care of the wounded patients, a top secret mission in Antarctica, Andrew's despair over the loss of his hometown, mass chaos caused by an insane psychopathic agent trying to exterminate everyone in the team with the slightest idealistic views (which later turned out to be part of a Xanatos Gambit by Dr. Rex) as well as the exposure of the Antarctica mission which resulted in riots in the refugee facilities and... Enter and Return's persistent efforts to get LEGO City's hospitals to start using sharks, trees, and umbrellas.
    • A much smaller-scale Mood Whiplash occurred immediately after the LEGO Island mission, in which the triumph and joy over saving LEGO Island was suddenly interrupted by the betrayal of the Minifig/Mutant Lizard Hybrids.
    • Early in the RPG, amidst all the chaos and fighting created by Kotua's betrayal, Rex suddenly has a... love interest? It was Lampshaded by Greybeard during the Goo Caverns mission as a result of being pointed out by Jackson Lake.
    • The serious tone of Garry trying to get his feelings of guilt over torturing Jenny off his chest was briefly inturrupted when he tried to speak to Copper privately in a fire hammer... only to find his old war buddy Barry Jackson making out with his girlfriend inside.
    • First, there was a very somber scene of Chompy accepting the role of alpha male after the death of his mother, the alpha female... then came a Mood Whiplash and suddenly we're dealing with the amusing antics of the Second Headquarters Squad.
    • Rex is hit with the hard and devastating news that His Days Are Numbered. While he's trying to cope with it in a very somber scene, everyone else is incredibly overjoyed to learn that the Brickolinis are now serving pizza in the Dino Attack cafeteria... and then that is interrupted by Engineer's sudden death and an intense Mexican Standoff as a result of the Whodunnit.
    • French Fries' antics range from black comedy to outright terror.
    • A deliberate example during the final battle, to illustrate the dire hopelessness of the situation. Rex was pretty high, having just married Amanda and defeated Dr. Rex. Then suddenly, Dr. Rex gets back up, Adventure sacrifices himself, the Iron Predator explodes, Amanda is murdered, and Trouble is killed. Just like that, Rex went from rather high to very low.
  • Mooks: Mutant Dinos, Quasifigus lacertilia, and guards for XERRD. Stromlings for the Maelstrom.
  • Mook Face Turn: Despite working for XERRD, Tom is fairly co-operative with the team once captured.
    • Pterisa, the prototype Mutant Dinos, and tamed Mutant Dinos all performed Mook Face Turns.
  • Mook Horror Show: Resident Scary Black Man Pharisee is a terrifying sight to behold when he unleashes his justice.
  • Moral Dissonance: As a medic, Pierce is responsible for helping his patients, yet he was the one who tried to keep J.D. alive when it was clear that his wound was fatal, probably also keeping him in extreme, simply so that he could get some information that might have been written down.
    • Trigger has made it very clear that finishing a job is one of the only things in the world that matters to him, and when Silencia Venomosa him from completing one job, then he vows revenge and won't rest until she is killed, holding the grudge for eight years. Then, despite the fact that he was hired by Dino Attack Team, Trigger deserts them in the darkest hour when they need him the most, because apparently a battle that will decide the fate of the planet is not only "just another job", but also not worth the money.
  • Morality Kitchen Sink: The team contain tons of different people with their own philosophies. For example Rex is an idealist and a Father to His Men who prefers to tame mutant dinosaurs rather than kill them. Now contrast him to Rotor, the ruthless Colonel Kilgore who will massacre the enemy whilst happily listening to classical music, and put an entire T-1 crew on trial because the pilot disobeyed orders, and tries to have them executed publicly to make an example hoping to use fear to keep the team together. He was even willing to have two unarmed XERRD prisoners shot when he knew that one of them was an innocent child. However, neither of these characters are shown as being fully good or evil. Rotor does in fact mean well in his methods and gets the job done, whilst Rex has had moments of cruelty.
  • Mordor: The Maelstrom-corrupted region of Adventurers' Island.
  • More Dakka: Heavy and Engineer. Rotor arguably has a habit of this as well, using helicopters.
  • More Hero than Thou: Rex and Greybeard got into a brief argument over whose Creative Spark should be sacrificed to power the Einstein Device. Rex won the debate; although Greybeard is elderly, Rex was Secretly Dying anyways, and Greybeard still had Mary Rose to look after.
  • Mr. Exposition: Rotor.
    • Most of the cast in December 21, 2010.
    • Dr. Frank Einstein in HTTYML.
  • Mugging the Monster: Sam Sinister and the Brickster had no idea what they were getting into when they threatened Amanda Claw in the subway station.
  • Muggles: In Trigger's flashback, basically anyone who appears that wasn't involved in any of the illegal activities that took place.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: Zachary and Faith Abody.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: General, Frozeen (formerly), and Paulie Gonepus.
  • Multicolored Hair: Zelda Frodongan had a red (later purple) streak running through her black hair. Zachary Virchaus has a purple streak running through his hair that he has dyed to match his normal hair style. Raine Dashworthy, considering her inspiration, has her hair dyed with a multitude of colors.
  • Multinational Team: The Dino Attack team includes pirates, gunslingers, knights, ninjas, space aliens, and civilians from LEGO City.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Before the Adventurers' Island story arc, every time the origin story of Greybeard's hook was brought up, it was different, with some examples including being locked up by Islanders to losing it in battle against Skeleton Pirates, to the point where it was turned into a minor running gag with Greybeard. Ultimately, the "correct" choice of this Multiple-Choice Past was revealed during the flashback/dream sequence.
  • Mummy: Skeleton Mummies. The mummy of Pharaoh Hotep III also had a humorous cameo appearance in a brief cutaway gag.
  • Musical Spoiler: The demo version of "In The Maelstrom Temple" contained several Musical Spoilers regarding what PeabodySam was planning (including What Could Have Been the original death of Michelle Glados), but most blatantly was the use of the Sonic Generations Perfect Chaos Revival music, spoiling what would have otherwise been the surprise appearance of Chaos in the Maelstrom Temple.
  • Musings: Ben Gunn's specialty.
  • Mutagenic Goo: Mutant Dino serum, a solution containing Mutant Dino DNA that is capable of transforming Minifigs into Mutant Dinos.
    • The Green Goo can mutate unhatched Mutant Dinos, causing them to develop unique traits and immunity to Green Goo upon birth. The best-known examples are Tex and Shade.
  • Mutual Kill: Michelle Glados fatally shot Trouble, and Trouble snapped Glados's neck in his dying moments.
  • My Beloved Smother: While it's clear that Sarah Bishop really does genuinely care for her daughter she does seem to go to some unusual lenghts to keep her safe.
    • This actually does make some sense from a psychological standpoint. Considering her father, Roy Bishop fought in World War I (1914-1918), he's probably long dead along with her unnamed mother (if he isn't he'd be pretty friggin' old), Her brother pulled his own brains out and it now locked in an institution, so at this point Kate really is all she has left. Under the current circumstances, she feels compelled to protect her daughter because otherwise she'll be alone.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: The team of three Fire Hammers and one Dino 4WD Trapper was referred to by Sam Race as "LEGO Racers... and Anubis". Justified, in that while Greybeard, King Joseph Race, and Sam Race all originated as custom LEGO Racers characters, Anubis was never connected to the LEGO Racers line.
  • My Future Self And Me: The villains and Future Villains.
    • Future Me Scares Me: Lord Sam Sinister made it known that he was afraid of Fssinister. Even Evil Ogel felt uncomfortable around Fogel.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Pterisa, when compared to most other Quasifigus Hybrids.
  • Mysterious Antarctica: In this word, if you know where to look and you can survive the cold, you might just stumble across an intelligent, sentient, ice snake. There were also mysterious encounters with Mutant Dinosaurs (not to mention the cold-adapted ones). Most of the crew of Outpost 4 worked here in the past, and Mac's page mentions him once finding a flying saucer.
  • Mythology Gag: When writing Trigger's flashback, Atton Rand was originally just going to have him hijack a car belonging to a regular family before deciding to tie it in with the main narrative. The result ended up being a cameo by a young Dust, which also poked fun at many comparisons between the two characters when Trigger was first introduced.
    • Time flows much slower in-universe than in real time, and there have been plenty of nods to this, especially with characters saying that this eight-month-long war has felt like it has lasted for over seven years.
      • After the 2009 BZPower Time Slip (also known as the Great Dataclysm), which erased six months of Dino Attack RPG content (including the entire Goo Caverns story arc), the Dino Attack RPG players agreed to start up again at a time and place shortly before the Time Slip occurred. Since this led to rewriting several scenes that were erased by the Time Slip, one of Toa Antrahka's characters commented that they were experiencing deja vu.
      • During his time as a Stromling, Zachary aged at an accelerated rate. The amount of time he physically aged is equal to the time between the end of Dino Attack RPG and the start of Dino Attack: At War's End.
    • The temple of Tribe Ugalego is a nod to a deleted scene from LEGO Island 2: The Brickster's Revenge.
    • At one point, Minerva Fabello mispronounced Zed Provhezor's name as "Ze Professor", which is the name of the Conker's Bad Fur Day character whom Provhezor is based upon.
      • Similarly, Sam Sinister kept mispronouncing Paulie Gonapus's name, and one such mispronunciation was "Octo Gonapus". Dr. Octogonapus serves as the inspiration for Paulie Gonapus.
    • According to Dino Attack RPG's timeline, LEGO themes take place during their year of release unless otherwise noted. Some Dino Attack RPG players were confused on whether or not Pharaoh's Quest is one of those exceptions, since it was released in 2011 but some sources say that it takes place in 1924; however, 1924 was confirmed as the canon date by Word of God. As a result of this confusion, Lord Sam Sinister announced that he was going on an expedition to Egypt in 2011 to recover the golden treasures of Pharaoh Amset-Ra, unaware that Professor Archibald Hale's team had already uncovered those treasures in 1924.
    • The last known sighting of Evil Ogel was apparently aboard his personal rocket en route to Nimbus System. File divers have discovered a Dummied Out NPC named "Ogel" in the LEGO Universe files, who appears to be modeled after Evil Ogel but bearing the Paradox emblem on his sleeve, hinting that LEGO Universe developers intended to bring Ogel back as a Paradox operative had the game not been cancelled. Based on this, it is most likely that Evil Ogel is traveling to Nimbus System so that he can join the Paradox faction of Nexus Force.
  • Naming Conventions: Conventionally.
    • Appropriated Appellation: The "zeen" in "Frozeen" came from a kindergarten teacher's botched attempt at reading Zachary Abody's handwriting.
      • According to Word of God, this is the origin of Amanda's nickname "Amanda Claw".
    • Captain Colorbeard: Greybeard, Goldbeard, and Redbeard.
    • Code Name: Many Dino Attack agents signed up under codenames.
    • The Danza: Andrew's name (most likely) come from Andrewnuva199's first name; Andrew Olin's (before being retconned into Leonidas Spartana) first name come from Toa Antrakha's first name; Zachary Virchaus' first name comes from Brikman McStudz's first name; David Norman's first name comes from imperial officer's first name; David O'Neal's first name comes from (part of) Jackson Lake's first name; Carl Lutsky's first name comes from that guy from that show's first name; Matthew Cyrista's first name and Kara Wise's last name comes from avmatoran's name; and now Sam Throramebi and Sam Race's first names come from PeabodySam's first name.
    • Embarrassing Nickname: Ronald E. Army, whose nickname "Soldier" is actually an insult to his status as a sergeant.
    • First Name Basis: Kate, David, Zachary, Jenny, and Rex.
      • Some players prefer to identify the medics by their first name when one is given (i.e. Alan, Giovanni, Gates, and Naomi).
    • Full Name Basis: Sam Throramebi, Sam Sinister, and Sam Race are victims of this trope for obvious reasons.
      • When referred to by his real name, Andrew Jackson, Pyro falls under this trope in order to avoid confusing players, what with two other Dino Attack agents named Andrew and Barry Jackson.
    • Gender Blender Name: While multiple characters are named "Sam" (all being male), Andrea's spouse Sam Orange's gender was originally left ambiguous in part due to Hide Your Lesbians. Ultimately, "Sam" was revealed to be short for "Samantha".
    • Given Name Reveal: Greybeard's real name was left unknown until illusion!Beatrice referred to him as "Grisbarba" in the Maelstrom Temple.
    • I Have Many Names: A major character trait of Trigger, although we've only seen two of his names in-universe (the other name being "Schiess").
    • Ironic Name: An unintentional example, but one of Trigger's old partners who was killed by Silencia Venomosa was named "Verbal". While it was never actually stated if this was his last name, a nickname, or just an alias, it's interestingly ironic on two fronts. First, the guy didn't talk much. Second, it's funny when you consider his name was meant as a shout-out to Verbal Kint, Kevin Spacey's character in the 1995 film the Usual Suspects. In that film, Verbal Kint was the only survivor of a job organized by a shady criminal mastermind, with most of the plot centered around him telling the story of how it all happened.
    • Ironic Nickname: Soldier, who is a sergeant, and Shotgun, who is a sniper.
    • A Kind of One: It's unclear whether the egg came before the chicken, but what is known is that the species names for the three unused Quasifigus species (Quasifigus tyrannus, Quasifigus velosis, and Quasifigus pterisa) also happen to be the names of the three specimens created by Wallace Bishop (Tyrannus, Velosis, and Pterisa, respectively).
    • Last Name Basis: Most of the medics, depending on who is writing the post, as well as the majority of XERRD's scientists.
      • Also applies to Dave O'Neal and Ben Shiller.
    • Let X Be the Unknown: Agent X.
    • Meaningful Name: General Evil, Little Bot, Rex, Trouble, Stealth, Dr. Rex, Greybeard, Dr. Wolf, Pilot, Gunner, Dr. Cyborg, Colonel, Scratch, Hacker, the entire Second Headquarters Squad... the list goes on.
      • Dust's surname, Thutmuse, is a reference to his royal heritage.
      • Anyone who'd seen John Carpenter's The Thing should have quickly realized the significance of the names Clark and Palmer.
      • Many of Trigger's former colleagues had names referring to crime films. Two of them (Deniro and Scorsese) were named after famous people associated with them, while another three were named after specific characters. The one exception to this rule is Montoya, who was named after Daniel Baldwin's character in Vampires, which was nothing more than a shout-out to the inspiration behind Trigger/Schiess, as the characters look similar but are otherwise completely different.
        • Interestingly, Montoya's name has an unintentional double meaning. While it was originally intended as a shout-out to Trigger's inspiration, he also shares the name with Inigo Montoya, a swordsman from The Princess Bride. Much like how Inigo was determined to find the man who killed his father, Montoya is determined to find revenge on the woman who killed his partners.
      • The name Amanda means "having to be loved," "deserving to be loved," or "worthy of love." When you consider Amanda Claw's role in Dino Attack RPG, you realize that there could not have possibly been a more fitting name.
    • Meaningful Rename: When Agent X renamed himself Xeke.
      • From George Ogel to General Evil to simply General, a rename for this character means a significant change in personality.
      • An example of this happening in the past would be Trigger going under the name of Schiess.
      • Shed the Family Name: Blaire did this after falling out with his parents and running away from home.
    • Mysterious Middle Initial: Ronald E. Army, Tex S. Holdem, and Grisbarba L. Pirata.
    • Named By Democracy: Soldier and Medic.
    • Named After Somebody Famous: Many examples of this trope, most notably including Ronald E. Army and Clint Wayne.
    • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Anyone familiar with the namesakes of Dr. Breen and Dr. Glados would know to stay far away from them.
      • Adjectives: Evil Ogel, the Darkitect and Blaire Darkling.
      • Animal: Dragon and Brickspider Bot v1.0.
      • Body Part: "Robo-Limb" (also known as the Frickster).
      • Conquerors: Ivan Tzenovich and Napoleon XIV Mental Institution.
      • Foreign Language Names: Schattenberg ("schatten" is German for "shadow"), Silencia Venomosa ("silencio" and "venomosa" are Spanish for "silent" and "venom"), Gahiji Thutmose ("Gahiji" is Arabic for "hunter"), Doctor Dunkelheit ("dunkelheit" is German for "darkness") Dino Attack Agent Verrat ("verrat" is German for "betrayal"), Tod Fabello ("tod" is German for "death"), Grisbarba L. Pirata ("barba gris" and "pirata" are Spanish for "gray beard" and "pirate"), Edward Korrupte ("korrupte" is Danish for "corrupt"), and Uærlig Sindstorme ("uærlig" and "sind storme" are Danish for "dishonest" and "mind storms").
        • Zachary's last name, Virchaus, is an amalgamation of "Virtus Chaos", which roughly means "Power of Chaos" in Latin.
      • Name of Cain: Canis "Cane" Schattenberg
      • Notorious Killers: Bricassius.
        • Clint Wayne to a lesser extent. Clint Eastwood is really quite a nice guy, but the same can't be said for many of his most famous characters like The Man With No Name and Dirty Harry.
      • Religious Names: Bonus points goes to the Mutant T-Rex named Ragnorok, since "Ragnarok" of Norse Mythology essentially refers to the apocalypse.
      • Titles: Doctor Bishop (covering both the Bishop and Doctor categories), "Boss" (also known as Fogel), Doctor Breen, Doctor Provencal, Doctor Glados, Doctor Gonepus, Doctor Strangebrick, Sergeant Army, Colonel Quartich, and Baron Typhonus.
      • Weapons: "Hooks" and "Dark Sword" (also known as Fssinister and Fladek).
      • Xtreme Kool Letterz: XERRD and Enox Phorm.
      • Mix And Match: Doctor Wolf (Animal and Titles), Doctor Ronald "Rex" Alexander (Animal, Conquerors, and Titles), Doctor Dunkelheit (Foreign Language Names and Titles), Doctor Zed Provhezor (Titles and Xtreme Kool Letterz), General Evil (Adjectives and Titles), and Lord Sam Sinister von Barron (Adjectives and Titles).
    • No Need For Names: Many characters never have their names revealed.
      • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: The bartender in Greybeard's flashback/dream sequence.
        • Helmie was simply referred to as "the barge helmsman" during the beginning of the Goo Caverns story arc.
      • Only Known by their Nickname: The majority of Dino Attack Agents are only ever referred to by their codenames. Most of the time, we never find out their real names.
        • A major part of Trigger's character is that he never gives his real name. Every job he's done he's operated under a codename or pseudonym.
    • Non-Indicative Name: Barry Jackson's codename is "Shotgun" even though he's a professional sniper and his main weapon is a sniper rifle. This is largely due to the codename "sniper" already being taken by Brixton Hale.
      • There's also Clint Wayne, who draws a lot out of inspiration from Clint Eastwood, but almost nothing out of John Wayne.
    • Only Known By Initials: Formerly A.J. Orange (A.J. was eventually revealed to be short for Andrea Jackson).
    • Only One Name: Dr. Strangebrick, Andrew, and Maria. Formerly Katerina "Kat" Schattenberg, Zachary Virchaus, Jenny Strangebrick, and Rex Alexander.
    • One Steve Limit: Partially subverted. There have been at least two agents operating under the codenames of Pilot, Alpha, Hunter, and Snake. Played straight when Barry Jackson received the codename Shotgun because Sniper was already in use.
      • Upon realizing that his fellow players believed Snake to be an expy of Solid Snake, and not, as it actually was, based off of Snake Plissken, Atton jokingly remarked that someone should introduce an expy of Solid Snake so that "Snake and Snake" can team up.
        • Played for laughs further when Snake found a Solid Snake expy who was also named Snake, resulting in a lengthy fight between the two Snakes.
      • This can get somewhat confusing with some of the medics, some of whom unintentionally share similar names, given we have Copper, Carver, and Crusher; it's pretty easy to get them confused if you don't play as a medic much. Also now it might be easy to get confused between Noomi Shaw and Naomi Carver, as well as Naomi Hale.
    • Pen Name: All players of Dino Attack RPG are known by their BZPower usernames, with only a few having revealed their real names.
    • Punny Name: Pick any member of Second Headquarters Squad. His real name is a pun. Bart Helmutson, Cameron O'Cozy, Gonnerman, and Mailstorm are a few other examples of pun-based names.
    • Real Name as an Alias: Rex and Zero both adopted variants of their players' usernames ("Peasam" from PeabodySam and "Norik" from Norik the Silver Toa) while trying to hide their identities from Phantom.
    • Red Baron: Rex, who earned his name by showing the bravery of a T-Rex.
    • Robot Names: A5T3R-01D falls under the category of "A similar string of numbers or letters which resembles a word or name, either as written, or when read aloud" since it reads aloud to "asteroid". Purple-Headed Frozeen's Model of a Brickster-Bot (PBB) and Brickspider Bot fall under the category of "Something-tron or Something-bot".
    • Shout Out Theme Naming: Many of Atton Rand's characters were inspired by characters from other works. Their names are often a combination of the first name of the actor who played the character and the last name of the person. For example:
      • Alan Pierce- Alan Alda, who played Benjamin Franklin Pierce in M*A*S*H ("Donald" was considered as a middle name, which would have referred to Donald Sutherland, who plays him in the movie).
      • Giovanni Wade- Giovanni Ribisi, who played Irwin Wade in Saving Private Ryan.
      • Gates Crusher- Gates McFadden, who played Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
      • Noomi Shaw- Noomi Rapace, who played Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus.
      • Barry Jackson- Barry Pepper, who played Private Daniel Jackson in Saving Private Ryan.
      • Kurt MacReady- Kurt Russel, who played R.J. MacReady in The Thing.
      • Inverted with Garry Moffat. The last name was taken from actor Donald Moffat who played Garry in The Thing. This was because the film never stated the last name of the character.
    • Spell My Name with a "The": The Brickster, The Frickster, The Phantom, and The Darkitect.
    • Steven Ulysses Perhero: With a name like Grisbarba L. Pirata, who would have guessed that he one day would have become a pirate with a gray beard?
      • Although it was not his real name, Ronald Alexander loved going by his nickname Dr. Rex. Who would have ever guessed that he would not only be a scientist, but also a T-Rex one day?
    • Stock Foreign Name: As Long As It Sounds Foreign.
      • German: Dietrich Luzwheit.
      • Russian: Ivan Tzenovich.
    • Theme Naming: Most Dino Attack agents' codenames are based upon dinosaurs, including Reptile, Tail, and Rev Raptor.
      • Rotor and Cabin are both helicopter pilots whose names refer to parts of a helicopter.
      • All of Lewa And Axalara... err, Enter Fishstick's characters have names that begin with the letter Z.
    • They Call Him Sword: Oddly averted with Barry Jackson, who was given the codename "Shotgun" even though his weapon of choice is a standard issue sniper rifle.
    • Two First Names: The Alexanders (Ronald, Catherine, Rex, and Amanda), Joe Harry, and Athena Chase.
    • The Von Trope Family: An interesting variation with Lord Sam Sinister von Barron. Dino Attack RPG interprets the "von" of "Baron von Barron" as the German word for "of", making "Baron von Barron" a title meaning "Baron of Barron" rather than a Baron with the surname Barron; this is because Lord Sinister's surname seems to be truly Sinister, since his sister is named Alexis Sinister. This lead to the creation of Barron, a Fictional Country seemingly populated by Herr Doktors with stereotypical East European Funetik Aksents (a nod to LEGO Racers).
    • Tuckerization: Kara Wise seems to be based on and named after a friend of avmatoran.
      • While his name was created in a name generator, Kareem Nazareno's initials were intended to reference KillerNinja7, the former username of a friend of Brikman McStudz's who created Nazareno's minifig. Desiree and Kayla Virchaus are named after two of Brikman McStudz's friends and James Virchaus is named after Brikman's father.
      • Amanda Claw and Shannon Grimton are named after two of PeabodySam's friends. Zachary Abody is named after PeabodySam's friend Stormcrow926, while Faith Abody is named after PeabodySam's cousin flamingchibi.
    • Who Names their Kid "Dude"?: Gates Crusher seems like a pretty strange name, made all the more bizarre by the fact that her first name was taken from a real-life actress.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Kate Bishop.
  • Narnia Time: Word of God states that this exists between the real world and the Torn World, explaining why so much happened in the real world while so little happened in the Torn World.
  • Narrative Profanity Filter: "X cursed under his breath" is a common phrase used in the prose.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: XERRD comes close, but ShadowTech comes closer. Not to mention that its founders were German, because All Germans Are Nazis.
    • If it weren't all just a ploy by XERRD to stir distrust in the Dino Attack Team, Cam O'Cozy's alleged ideas about dealing with idealists can become shockingly similar to the events leading to the Holocaust when one things about it at length.
  • The Neidermeyer: Soldier.
    • Lutsky started out caring for his men but he became a Neidermeyer once his newfound authority got to his head.
  • Nerd Action Hero: Hertz.
  • Never Found the Body: Should have been a clue towards the fact that Ben Gunn survived the Goo Caverns mission...
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: There was a huge Stromling Crocodile in the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins.
  • New Old Flame: Teri, Barry Jackson's ex-military girlfriend and army buddy. Also Sarah Bishop toward Pierce.
  • New Old West: Sort of, the Wild West still exists in the modern day, but if Engineer is anything to go by than at least some modernization has taken place in that region.
  • New Meat: Kate Bishop and James McGregor. Lance Williams could also be considered a case of this.
  • Nice Guy: Pierce, Kate, and David.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Dino Attack agents attacking the XERRD Fortress eventually realized that some of the XERRD grunts they killed were actually disguised Dino Attack agents.
    • Garry travelled halfway across Adventurers' Island and narrowly survived a crash landing just to get to the real Maelstrom Temple and help Rex. Turns out all he did was bring a power-hungry Stromling to the source of Maelstrom itself, and of course with Zach and Ahua out of the picture...
    • Rex and Adventure's plan to defeat Dr. Rex resulted in Baron Typhonus's Divine Intervention, making things go From Bad To Worse.
  • Nice Job Fixing it, Villain: Ahua planned bring Minerva to the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins in hopes that she would weaken and leave Zach defenseless so he could kill him. His plan ended up freeing Zach from the Maelstrom's corruption and resulted in his own death at the hands of the Darkitect.
  • Ninja: Kareem Nazareno, Zelda Frodongan, Clarke Deadworth, Attila Huntsmen, and Blaire Darkling.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: As a space ninja who is skilled with prosthetics, Kareem Nazareno comes close.
    • The Dino Attack Team as a whole can be considered this. Agents and allies include ninjas (i.e. Kareem Nazareno), pirates (i.e. Greybeard), zombies (i.e. Septimus), and robots (i.e. Aster Oid).
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Clint Wayne is heavily based on Clint Eastwood. Soldier also bears some similarities to R. Lee Ermey's various military roles.
    • A much more literal case occurs in the form of various rock bands arriving to calm down the refugees. Among the rock stars were David Bowie and Queen (including their lead singer Freddie Mercury, despite the fact that he's been dead for 20 years) who both appeared in person during the climax of the Antarctica story arc.
    • Also, Bogart is heavily based off of Humphrey Bogart, though mainly his Private Detective roles, although it would be interesting to see a brother based off his character in Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
  • No Endor Holocaust: Being a world Built With LEGO, the post-war society will rebuild fairly quickly, and there will not be any worries of anarchy or chaos.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: In one of Dino Attack RPG's more brutal moments, Rex beat a Mutant Lizard to death with a metal pipe. While PeabodySam did not go into much detail regarding the lizard's death, picturing the event itself can produce some Squick or even Accidental Nightmare Fuel.
    • A more traditional example occured early in At War's End in the form of Rotor and Garry beating the crap out of Jenny. Tom attempted to get revenge on Garry, except the latter being ex-military, he was able to fight back.
    • Colonel beat the crap of Commander Vinyaya outside of the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins.
    • Ghost decided to viciously beat Minerva in hopes of knocking her unconscious so he could take her to Ahua.
    • Extreme Melee Revenge: Rex let loose bottled-up anger from Kotua and Rotor upon French Fries in a particularly brutal moment of Dino Attack RPG.
  • No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: According to Word of God, the Einstein Device. This is intentionally so, since Specs is well aware that, while the Einstein Device's intended payload was Imagination, the device could theoretically be altered to release much more devastating effects. He did all in his power to keep the Einstein Device from ever falling into the hands of someone like Evil Ogel.
    • In a case of What Could Have Been, before the Doctor Device was redesigned into the Einstein Device, PeabodySam considered Specs going to great extremes to accomplish this, even going so far as to order the executions of the engineers who designed the Doctor Device to ensure that Evil Ogel could never extract their memories.
  • No Swastikas: While designing the XERRD emblem, PeabodySam went out of his way to ensure that the Maelstrom's curves were pointing in the opposite direction of the Nazi Germany swastika.
  • Noble Male Roguish Male: Depending on which one he's working with, Rex or Frozeen may be the Noble Male to Greybeard's Roguish Male.
  • Nominal Hero: Trigger, Dust, Snake, and Firecracker. One was in it for money, one just wanted to find a temple belonging to an ancestor and was using the team to get him there, one is an unrependent criminal trying to get out of a prison sentence, and one only joined the team because he wanted to blow stuff up and the Dino Attack Team (fortunately) got to him before XERRD did.
  • Non-Action Guy: Most of the medics with the exceptions of Zenna and Medic. Hertz is a techy so his skills tend to be confined to whatever he can do in the command tent. Kate could also be considered an unusual female version of this.
  • Non Human Undead: The Mutant Pterosaur skeletons reanimated by the Skeleton Mummies.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: Pterisa apparently has hair as her Tertiary Sexual Characteristic, although to be fair she is half-Minifig.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Libo, who barely resembles anything that can be assembled with LEGO bricks. For a while, this was the case with the G.E. Body, until a recent "Minfigization" of its design. However, in Libo's case, he became even less standard following a redesign in mid-2011, since beforehand he could be easily visualized with TECHNIC and BIONICLE pieces.
  • Noodle Incident: We never did find out exactly what happened to Pyle, beyond the fact that it "did not end well". Of course, considering what happened to his namesake, it's probably for the better.
    • Ronald E. Army believed that he was a general after a Noodle Incident involving the Black Falcons. Although this incident will not be elaborated upon, Word of God states that it did not end well.
    • Trigger wasn't exactly too keen to elaborate on just what jobs he committed against Paradox. Then again, he did also seem to imply that there was a very specific reason to keep quiet about it.
    • Similarly, Silencia Venomosa did not go into much detail regarding what happened to the Brickfather. Commander Pharisee looked in Silencia Venomosa's files and saw something pertaining to a hospital fire, but did not go into further detail. Her jobs with Mindstorms, Inc. and Dacta Corporation were originally intended to be Noodle Incidents as well... until Atton Rand decided to help PeabodySam flesh out these events in a flashback.
    • We never did find out about that LEGO Studios incident in which Bluetooth apparently demonstrated his leadership capabilities.
    • Who exactly rebuilt Matthew Cyrista as a cyborg after a Raptor Hunter pack nearly killed him? Who knows, other than the fact they had great technology!
  • Noodle Implements: Atton Rand had to abandon the idea of Pierce completing Medic's failed examination of Engineer because he couldn't figure out a way to work with the process described (sticking two needles in the person's eyes and somehow projecting the last thing they saw onto a screen) without it sounding incredibly stupid and unrealistic.
    • According to the comm chatter, you can apparently put a mutant t-rex to sleep by rubbing bacon on it.
    • We never did find out just what happened with Edward Korrupte. We saw the background to Silencia Venomosa's most infamous assassination, but we never did find out just what exactly what made it so infamous beyond the fact that it had to do with Korrupte getting police escorts after Trigger tried to burn down his office.
      • PeabodySam originally intended for the Mindstorms, Brickfather, and Dacta incidents to be completely Noodle Implements, believing that it would be best if left up to players' imaginations as to what made them so infamous. When Atton Rand chose to expand upon the Mindstorms incident, PeabodySam planned on detailing the events of the Dacta assassination, but once again decided that it would be most effective if it remained unwritten. However, based upon what Amanda told Dr. Cyborg, the police escorts and even a number of innocent bystanders were all killed in what she referred to as a massacre... so whatever happened that day, it was not pretty.
    • A half-asleep Shaw gets the job of keeping an eye on Enter and Return. From what little she could gather their operation involved the use of a megaphone, a pineapple, a DVD copy of The Hurt Locker, a basketball, two lumps of sugar, a steering wheel, a baseball bat, a film camera, a mailbox, a pine tree, a shrubbery, a herring, 16 tons of TNT, a frying pan, a model train, a bicycle wheel, a single dollar, a map of LEGO Island, a book on aeronautics, a toy car, a lunchbox, a suitcase, a spoonful of honey, a bananna, a pointed stick, a fedora, running into each other and then arguing over whose clothes were whose, a sandwich, a copy of the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft, a bag of nitroglycerin, a rolled up magazine, a few raspberries, a chicken leg, a turkey dinner, another bush, a brick, a can of soda, a wafer-thin mint, a slip of paper, and a jolly roger. Too bad Shaw wasn't awake enough to observe the process for medical research.
    • We're not told what exactly happened to Enderson's bar in the initial Dino Attack, but apparently it involved a pack of hungry Mutant Lizards, a Mutant Raptor that was too smart to be locked in the wine cellar, and a Mutant T-Rex with poor eyesight.
  • Nostalgia Filter: Sam Throramebi's distaste towards Power Miners mostly stems from this.
  • Not As You Know Them: Before the mask came off and PeabodySam wrote the character, Andrew Jackson "Pyro" Orange was undoubtedly a man who Jumped Off the Slippery Slope and became a psychotic and Ax Crazy pyromaniac who lusted for revenge against the Mutant Dinos by fighting fire with fire for killing his wife and kids. Once the mask came off and Atton Rand took over writing the character, Andrea Jackson "Pyro" Orange became a woman who acts calm and rather sane unless she's actually on the battlefield and armed with a flamethrower, in which case she sometimes gets carried away and hallucinates about a Sugar Bowl setting in which she is acting nice to Mutant Dinos, and may or may not be homosexual depending on whether or not we're choosing to Hide Your Lesbians today... Are they even the same character anymore?
    • Guess what? They aren't the same character anymore, after all. As a result of all this, it was ultimately revealed that Andrew Jackson and Andrea Jackson Orange are two separate characters, with the former being the real agent Pyro who participated in the LEGO Island and Gold City missions, and the latter posing as him during the mole hunt to protect him from the mole.
    • Over the years, Dino Attack RPG has taken some rather... notable liberties with the characterizations of Specs and Digger. Most notably, in the original Dino Attack line, Specs was depicted as an extreme idealist scientist whose arguments with Shadow could only be broken up by Viper. In Dino Attack RPG, Specs holds a much more balanced view of idealist and realist morals, and his role as a scientist is downplayed in favor of focusing on his leadership of the team. His original "extreme idealist" stance was instead given to Digger, who, despite being a paleontologist like Specs, was less interested in studying the dinosaurs and more interested in the thrills and excitement of battle, which is again downplayed in Dino Attack RPG. During the final battle, there were a few attempts by PeabodySam to rectify this, such as Specs privately admitting that he's a scientist at heart and Digger choosing to join Shadow and Viper on the battlefield while Specs works on the Einstein Device, but it probably won't be enough.
  • Not in This For Your Revolution: Dust, Trigger, and Snake.
  • Not Quite Dead: The Brickspider Bot v1.0 and Raptor were both seemingly killed, only to return several pages later as quite alive, if not always in the same body. Kat, after she became a computer-dwelling disembodied consciousness.
    • Cam O'Cozy initially appeared to be a case of this, seeing as he inexplicably survived riding a bomb. However, considering his later reveal as an android, a logical explanation is that the version who had been responsible for the idealist-realist feud was a separate model with the same appearance.
  • Not So Different: When Digger took over the Dino Attack Team and fought against the realists, Libo told him that he was acting Not So Different from his Demonization of realist agents. However, Digger's negative emotions were influenced by the Maelstrom at the time, and the whole conflict was part of a Xanatos Gambit by Dr. Rex, so a calmer, more rational Digger may have acted differently.
    • Even Pierce has slipped into this occasionally. Rotor sends Kate (whom he has a particularly strong bond with) alone into a fortress filled with neurotoxins, so what does Pierce do? Walk up to Rotor and punch him in the face.
  • Not So Invincible After All: Played with in the case of the Grendelwulf brothers. Despite being portrayed as Memetic Badmans, they were both killed fairly mundanely -- at least in comparison to many of the situations they survived -- and more or less due to twists of bad luck.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: Fuchs was ordered to work in the operating room despite technically being a biologist. Somewhat justified as Garry was simply trying to get the doctors as much help as possible, and Fuchs was the only other person around with a PH.D.
  • Nothing But Skulls: Gathered at the base of the wrecked Scorpion Orb Launcher in the Ugalego Temple. Implied to be the skulls of the Ice Drone army that attacked Adventurers' Island in Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG.
  • Obi-Wan Moment: Semick, Rex, and even Dr. Rex had Obi-Wan Moments when they died.
  • Obligatory Swearing: If it weren't for the fact that most of the swears are humorous LEGO curses like "MegaBlok", Dino Attack RPG would have dropped more f-bombs than an R-rated movie.
    • Likely to show that he's one of the most cynical agents we've ever seen, Trigger turns Obligatory Swearing Up To Eleven.
  • Obligatory War Crime Scene: Rotor's court martial, when he tried to have several agents executed to make an example. There was also the scene where he and Garry tortured Jenny and Tom.
  • Oblivious to Love: Kareem Nazareno.
    • Played with in the case of Hotwire. He's aware of the existence of romantic love and the effect it has on others; he just doesn't feel it himself
  • Off the Rails: Despite repeated warnings about the consequences of failing to keep the Antarctica mission a secret, Atton Rand's characters spilled the beans. PeabodySam had not originally intended for this to happen, but decided to roll with it.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Heavy and Medic's charge through the armies of mutant dinosaurs in Gold City. For a while, much of the action went unseen before Clint and Angel Eyes arrived.
    • King Joseph Race and Lord Vladek battling Willa the Witch and her hijacked Thunder Driller atop the tallest tower of the Night Lord's Castle.
  • Official Couple: Rex and Amanda, General and Talia, Zachary and Minerva, and Shiller and Wright.
  • Oh Crap: Ahua after he realized Zach had escaped the Maelstrom's control. Ahua later has another one when the Maelstrom intended to kill him. Yet another Maelstrom-related instance occured when Garry realized Palmer was a Stromling and when Henderson realized that "Kate" was a Stromling.
    • Mass Oh Crap: Dino Attack Team when they saw the size of the Mutant Dino army at the dawn of the final battle.
  • Older Than They Look: Dr. Rex and Katerina Schattenberg.
  • Old Soldier: Barry Jackson. He's not really that old, but due to his service in the army he certainly has more combat experience than most of the rest of the team.
  • Ominous Crack: Invoked when a pair of Mutant T-Rexes began smashing in the gate of the Aztec Village.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Baron Typhonus.
  • One Degree of Separation: Minerva Fabello once knew and stole from a couple that is heavily implied to be the couple that adopted and trained Blaire Darkling.
  • One-Hit Kill: Carolyne Provencal's Sorcerer staff.
  • One-Man Army: Blaire Darkling.
  • Only In it For the Money: Trigger. Dust also came seeking riches, just a different kind...
    • Downplayed somewhat, but one of Atton Rand's preludes to At War's End revealed that Angel Eyes was actually paid in hard cash to assist in Gold City. This was later alluded to when he was first seen back at Dino Attack Headquarters- trying to split his money evenly with Clint and Maria.
  • Only Mostly Dead: Zenna after being shot by an enemy sniper.
  • Only Sane Man: Clint Wayne and Angel Eyes appear to be such while working with the Second Headquarters Squad, though it could be argued that Spy also qualifies.
  • OoC is Serious Business: If someone acts out-of-character, pay attention. It's important.
    • Batman Grabs a Gun: Rex, the extreme idealist who swore to never kill Mutant Dinos, went into Hero Safe Mode, grabbed a metal pipe, and beat a Mutant Lizard to death with it. Followed by a moment of My God, What Have I Done?
    • Even Evil Has Standards: Señor Palomar has his Spanish Honor. Additionally, several high-ranking XERRD scientists, most notably Dr. Breen and Dr. Bishop, seemed opposed to the idea of abandoning XERRD Fortress and leaving the lower-ranking scientists for death.
      • Dr. Strangebrick is more than willing to help XERRD take control of the Maelstrom, but when he's betrayed by his superiors that's where he draws the line.
      • Evil Ogel, whose minions are literally zombies, expressed disgust at the concept of the Quasifigus Hybrids.
    • Not So Stoic: As an anonymous samurai, Pterisa appears to be The Stoic... but as soon as her identity is revealed, she is revealed to actually be Not So Stoic after all.
      • Under great stress, Michelle Glados will break character and show her true emotions.
      • Whenever Silencia Venomosa acted Not So Stoic, Bartholomew Enderson was surprised.
    • Old Master: When angered, Ben Gunn single-handedly bested Rex and Greybeard.
    • Suddenly Voiced: Amanda Claw forsakes her vow of silence during the LEGO Island mission upon learning about Roger's death.
    • You Called Me X, It Must Be Serious: Variation. If Chompy says "please", it must be serious.
      • Rex usually refers to Zachary Virchaus as "Zachary" or "Virchaus". He called him "Zach" just before he sacrificed his Creative Spark.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Although Greybeard's pirate accent has slowly become heavier and heavier over the course of Dino Attack RPG, there was one moment where PeabodySam intentionally slipped up his accent: during his shout-out to Admiral Ackbar. After all, "It's a trap!" is much funnier than "It be a trap!"
  • Open Heart Dentistry: Upon arriving in the emergency room, Fuchs, a biologist, was ordered to help a psychiatrist.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: The dragons of Castle Cove are primarily Western Dragons, although Valencia depicts dragons as more civilized than the average wild dragon encountered in the Fright Knights region.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Spike, being a Captain Ersatz of the character of the same name, is of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer variety. This seems a little out-of-place when compared to the Classical Movie Vampires of LEGO canon, such as the Vampire from LEGO Studios, Rutger Hemoglobin from Minifigures Series 2, and Lord Vampyre from Monster Fighters.
  • Out of Focus: Whenever a player leaves Dino Attack RPG, his or her characters become Out of Focus.
    • PeabodySam has taken steps to ensure that no other player can decide the fate of another former player's character, since there is still a chance that said former player might return and want to reuse their character. For example, while characters can discuss the fact that Databoard's whereabouts are currently unknown, players are prohibited from revealing Databoard's fate.
  • Outrun the Fireball: Dino Attack Team fleeing the Goo Caverns during the eruption of Quadrant 14.
  • Outside Ride: Silencia Venomosa hitched a ride on the side of Schiess and Montoya's getaway car, during which she slashed their tires before they could shake her off.
  • Overly-Long Gag: Contrary to popular belief, the original joke behind the super-spicy-tongue-melting-jail-cell-door-opening-hot pizza was not its incredible spiciness... it was how many times Vladek was forced to repeat its overly-long name when talking to the Brickster, to the point that Rex and Chompy (whom the villains were spying upon) walked away in the meantime.
  • The Paragon Always Rebels: While Dr. Rex was never really a Paragon, Word of God says that he was the first member of XERRD to fall victim to Baron Typhonus's grand scheme, and the rest of XERRD followed suit.
  • Pardon My Klingon: MegaBlok, Znap, and 4+ Figures are examples of LEGO swears.
    • Some of Atton Rand's posts take this a bit farther and use specific words in place of specific cusses. "Znap" in particular is often used as a replacement for the f and s words (as in "What the znap" or "Oh znap"). "Megablok" is more often used as a substitute for a variation of the f word with the prefex "mother" (as in "megabloking" or "megabloker", though "motherznapper" isn't too uncommon a phrase either).
    • Also MegaBlokland is often used in place of "Hell".
    • This is often used in reference to religion. Since actually religious discussion is generally frowned upon (understandable for a family-friendly website), Deities that are actually brought up are also LEGO-related, such as "Builder" or "Creator" (since LEGO worlds are built by people), or Ole Kirk Christiansen (the original founder of the LEGO Company, though not actually responsible for the brick-based products which fans are familiar with). The only real religions directly referred to are ancient mythologies, mainly because these are more or less dead, making them less likely to offend people.
      • Despite this, while the two religious people who do appear are not explicitly Christian, they do allude to specific elements- Shaw wears a cross (a common symbol of Christianity referring to the cross on which Jesus is said to have been crucified) while Pharisee often uses quotes from the Bible (the holy text of Christianity, which many people who follow it accept as fact).
  • The Paralyzer: Rex was impaled by a fully-charged electro-spear and paralyzed from the waist-down; while these spears are designed to stun enemies on impact, a direct stab can kill enough nerves to cause permanent damage.
    • Subverted with Frank Einstein's revelation that Rex's Days Were Numbered. It was revealed the electro-spears were designed only for stunning. Rex's paralysis mostly came from the Maelstrom poisoning in his body.
  • Parental Substitute: Pierce has become this towards Kate. Ironically subverted when he turned to actually be Kate's father.
  • Parody Failure: The battle between Snake and Snake would have been a humorous satire of Solid Snake and a scathing commentary by Atton Rand about the similarities between Solid Snake and Snake Plissken... if it weren't for the fact that the Metal Gear series already openly acknowledges and fully embraces this fact.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Pharisee's idea of justice
  • The Password Is Always Swordfish: Dr. Inferno's password is "password".
  • Peaceful In Death: Amanda and Trouble.
  • Peer Pressure Makes You Evil: Carolyne Provencal was extremely hesitant about working with XERRD prior to and after the Dino Attack began. A little coaxing from her colleagues turned her into a sadistic monster that shows little regard to both her allies and enemies.
  • Pensieve Flashback: Greybeard's flashback/dream sequence.
  • People Jars: XERRD keeps some subjects contained in stasis tubes filled with Jugend serum. These subjects included Talia Kaahs and Pterisa.
  • Percussive Maintenance: As a humorous Shout Out to Team Fortress 2, all it took was a single hit from Engineer's wrench to fix the bomb cart's engine.
  • Personal Effects Reveal: Pierce and Wade went through J.D.'s few belongings after he died, although mainly with the intention to find any trace of his research. Wade still has several letters from him which he hopes to send eventually.
    • Rex, Frozeen, and Amanda looked through Spy's briefcase after he died, discovering a love letter addressed to Helen Rutherford.
  • Pirate: Just about everyone from Pirates Forbidden Island. They are almost always Type 2 examples.
    • Hook Hand: Sam Sinister, Fssinister, Greybeard, and briefly Zachary.
    • Instant Plunder Just Add Pirates: Greybeard, Coral, and Elizabeth.
    • A Pirate 400 Years Too Late: Greybeard, Coral, Goldbeard, Elizabeth, Redbeard... the list goes on.
    • Pirate Girl: Elizabeth Winsor, "Bad Luck" Beatrice, and Tetra Frodongan.
    • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Considering that there are several pirates working with the Dino Attack Team, they really have not committed much piracy.
      • Zenna is apparently a good pilot, but how often has she actually been seen flying something?
      • Rex is skilled with rope, but went for a long time without actually using this. Following a Lampshade Hanging of this trope, Rex tied himself to a Mutant Lizard with, you guessed it, rope.
    • Privateer: Arguably Greybeard and Coral, since they are both official Dino Attack agents.
    • Sword And Gun: Greybeard's weapons of choice are a cutlass and a flintlock pistol.
    • Talk Like a Pirate: Greybeard.
  • Pistol Whipping: In the Goo Caverns, Greybeard commandeered an Ogel Drilling Machine after Pistol Whipping Rex into unconsciousness.
  • Platonic Life Partners: Hotwire and Kat.
  • Playful Hacker: Hertz has his moments.
  • Plot Armor: How else do you think that so many important characters live while so many minor characters are Red Shirts?
    • Brutally subverted with Amanda Claw, who was a long-runner in the RPG thanks to her Plot Armor only to be killed in the final battle.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Enter and Return. Dude could also qualify, as so far all he's done in the story is humorously ruin the romantic moments between Pierce and Sarah, and of course there's Walter.
  • Pointy Haired Boss: French Fries, the crazy Elite Agent who apparently thought that upon discovery of the Antarctica mission it would be a smart move to broadcast it all over LEGO City.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Trigger's openly criticized Hotwire and Rex for continuing to fight despite physical disabilities (the former being right in front of him at the time).
    • Possibly justified, though, as it doesn't seem to be quite so much out of prejudice (although there hasn't yet been anything suggesting he isn't prejudiced against cripples) so much as the impracticality of relying on people who can't walk properly. After all, he is technically a soldier, a soldier for hire whose loyalties can be bought by anyone but a soldier nonetheless, so he's probably got a lot of experience to draw on.
  • Portmanteau Couple: When Page 24 of At War's End turned into a shipping harbor, pretty much every fan nickname for a ship was a Portmanteau Couple. Examples include:
    • Frozimton (Frozeen/Grimton)
    • Andrisa (Andrew/Pterisa, that for the most part became canon)
    • Nazarelda (Nazareno/Zelda)
    • Snigger (Snake/Trigger)
    • Pteraxus (Pterisa/Laxus)
    • Rotobin (Rotor/Cabin, which did in fact become canon)
    • Naomertz (Naomi/Hertz)
    • Vinyareno (Vinyaya/Nazareno)
    • Piershop (Alan Pierce/Sarah Bishop)
    • Pienna (Pierce/Zenna)
    • Barrydactyl (Barry Jackson/Teri Dactyl)
    • Catborg (Catless/Dr. Cyborg)
    • Pyria (Maria/Andrea Jackson Orange, before Andrew Jackson was revealed to be the real Pyro)
    • Andrate (Andrew/Kate)
    • Kattwire (Kat/Hotwire)
    • Provenswald (Provencal/Oswald)
    • Stranyaya (Stranger/Vinyaya)
    • Vinyatooth (Vinyaya/Bluetooth, which became canon as well.)
    • Sarena Bishello (Sarah Bishop/Athena Fabello)
    • Sarisee (Saran/Pharisee)
    • Sharisee (Shaw/Pharisee)
  • Post Final Boss: Blaire Darkling.
  • Posthumous Character: Edward Korrupte and Uærlig Sindstorme, as well as Orange, Keaton, Deniro, Verbal, and Scorsese, all of whom meet rather nasty ends in the flashback.
  • Posthumous Collaboration: Long after Kotua in Space left the RPG, Jackson Lake wrapped up the story of ShadowTech and Canis Schattenberg.
    • In a way, the Dino Attack RPG itself can be considered a Posthumous Collaboration of the Dino Attack line, as it answered many questions raised by the original LEGO theme such as the very cause of the Dino Attack. This particular question remained unanswered for years until PeabodySam realized that LEGO was never going to provide an official answer, leading to the introduction of Dr. Rex, XERRD, and the Maelstrom.
  • POV Sequel: Many of Atton Rand's posts in At War's End are written from the perspective of Outpost 4's staff, who were gradually drawn into the events his characters from the previous RPG were involved in.
  • The Power of Rock: In a nod to LEGO Rock Band, various rock groups such as David Bowie and Queen attempted to calm the Antarctica riots with rock music. Lampshaded by Greybeard, who doubted that it would work, and Lord Vladek, who reminisced about times when The Power of Rock meant dropping a boulder on someone.
    • Technically, it's Classical music that Rotor always plays, but that still doesn't change the fact that if you're an enemy of the Dino Attack team, and you hear "'Ride of the Valkyries" in the distance, you'd better start running.
  • Power Trio: Early in the RPG, Atton Rand only had three characters; Zenna, Axle, and Elizabeth. However, Axle's role was dropped in favor of focusing on characters that were introduced by Atton Rand himself rather than the LEGO Company after his return from hiatus, and Zenna was critically wounded in the Adventurers' Island campaign, leaving Elizabeth as the only one of them to still be present in At War's End.
    • Even though we never saw them in action, Alex Tage, Dyno, and Jet are apparently a Power Trio.
  • Prayer Is a Last Resort: Dr. Noomi Shaw finds enough comfort in faith (even if she's not sure exactly which deity to believe in) that she wears a cross and sometimes tries to get a prayer in during surgery, though she does try not to draw attention from her fellow doctors by doing so.
    • In December 21, 2010, it was noted that even those who never believed in a deity had resorted to prayer... given that it was literally the end of the world.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Specs and Viper worked together to deliver one to Dr. Rex: "The Mutant Tyrant Lizard King... now extinct!"
    • A bit of a Running Gag with Adventure during the final battle is that he kept trying to deliver Pre-Mortem One-Liners to Dr. Rex, but the trope would always be subverted. On his first attempt, Dr. Rex did not show up, rendering the one-liner useless. On his second attempt, the one-liner appeared to work at first (although it nearly worked against Adventure, giving himself away to Dr. Rex in what should have been a surprise attack), but then it was horribly subverted by the Darkitect's Divine Intervention, which turned the Pre-Mortem One-Liner into just a One-Liner.
  • Preacher Man: Sort of. Given it's on a family friendly board there isn't much religious discussion. As a result, the closest people in the cast to an actual preacher are probably Pharisee and Shaw, the former of whom uses the Bible to justify his actions, while the latter is a doctor who wears a cross and tries to find comfort in faith and the belief in a deity.
    • Interestingly, Shaw subverts many elements commonly associated with depictions of Preachers (though she was never explicitly said to be Christian), having conducted a homosexual wedding.
  • Prehistoric Monster: The Mutant Dinos.
  • Precision Z-Strike: Whenever Garry gets mad.
    • An example of OoC is Serious Business: Rex rarely swears out loud, but after Dr. Rex survived a near-death experience due to Baron Typhonus's Divine Intervention and subsequently killed Adventure, Rex dropped a few MegaBloks.
    • Minerva, who does not swear frequently, let out one precise "znapping" when called by her family nickname by Oswald while fighting him.
  • Previous Player Character Cameo: Samuel "Lay" Go and Ben Baseplate, both from the LEGO Island RPG.
    • Although not exactly cameo appearances, Frozeen, Magma, Greybeard, Coral, and Elizabeth Winsor are all former RPG primary characters who returned as NPCs in the Dino Attack RPG.
    • The cameo appearance of Sir Robert Batrick, who originated as "Bob the Bat", one of PeabodySam's custom characters in LEGO Racers.
  • Principles Zealot: Pharisee
  • Private Detective: Bogart.
  • Professional Killer: Silencia Venomosa.
  • The Professor: Frank Einstein and Fuchs.
  • Promotion to Parent: Oswald to Tod, Minerva, and even Athena Fabello after their father's death and mother's decline in mental health. Tod promoted himself to a parent over Minerva as he grew older.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Nearly every character working for the Agents, who wished to take care of the Dino Attack themselves rather than fund a new Dino Attack Team's foundation, is depicted as snobby and pretentious. The Dino Attack RPG Wiki page for the Agents Defense Organization notes that, because Dino Attack RPG is told from the perspective of the Dino Attack Team, the depiction of Agents in the RPG has been biased against them. In reality, the Agents just want to stop the Mutant Dinos and bring peace to the world; unfortunately, because of the inter-organization disputes, they have been depicted as more antagonistic. Nonetheless, following the decision by Agents and Dino Attack to put aside their differences and work together, the Agents have been portrayed in a better light.
  • Psycho for Hire: In keeping with their inspiration, the Second Headquarters Squad has some elements of this, though Soldier, Heavy, and Medic might be the worst of the lot. Rotor also comes pretty darn close.
    • For supposedly being cold and only caring about money, Trigger certainly has proven to be violent and unpredictable toward whoever is closest.
    • The first thing Snake did once he arrived at the headquarters is beat up a man just because said man had the same name as him.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Dust really smiles a lot. Usually when he's freaking somebody out.
    • Palmer had one just before his reveal, as did a Maelstrom projection of Kate Bishop.
    • When Silencia Venomosa smiles, it's most likely a Psychotic Smirk.
    • Blaire Darkling frequently did this.
  • Ptero Soarer: Mutant Pterosaurs.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Trigger's former partner Montoya is implied to be simply trying to make a living for him and his waitress girlfriend. He also got very defensive when one of his partners refused to pay for a waitress's tip.
    • Even Silencia Venomosa has some traits of a Punch Clock Villain, seeing as she won't go out of her way to kill someone unless she is hired to do so.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Lord Sam Sinister while rejecting Baron Typhonus's proposal.
    • Rex during his No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of French Fries.
    • Michelle Glados while reiterating her belief that emotion is weakness, then proving her point by killing Amanda.
  • Punishment Detail: Played with by Digger following the idealist-realist conflict. He is officially demoted to Standard Agent rank by Specs, Shadow, and Viper, but he also chooses to punish himself by volunteering to be a janitor. Of course, following the revelation that the Maelstrom was behind Digger's mutiny, Digger was relieved of these duties and allowed to resume his status as Elite Commando Agent.
  • Purple is the New Black: Stromlings and the Maelstrom.
  • Put on a Bus: When a player stops contributing to Dino Attack RPG, their characters are Put on a Bus until their return.
    • When PeabodySam realized that he had accidentally subjected Trouble to Chuck Cunningham Syndrome, he instead decided to officially Put Trouble on a Bus until his inevitable return in the final battle.
    • After the Adventurers' Island mission, Chompy was left behind on the island to lead the T-Rex pack, as part of an effort by PeabodySam to reduce his number of NPCs for the final battle.
    • Characters who have been teleported to Antarctica during the final battle, such as Talia Kaahs, Sam Throramebi, Ben Gunn, and Naomi Carver, are considered to be Put on a Bus until the final battle is over.
    • The Bus Came Back: Trouble and Zenna, both in a Back for the Finale fashion.
    • Bus Crash: If a player is banned from Dino Attack RPG, their characters are said to be formally discharged by Specs.
      • Libo was killed off-screen sometime during his absence, a la Dropped A Bridge On Him.
    • Put on a Bus to Hell: While there doesn't seem to be any malicious intent on Atton Rand's part, Zenna was Put on a Bus after having nearly died from blood loss and has not even been mentioned in Dino Attack: At War's End, with all of Atton Rand's posts focusing on his NPCs instead. Additionally, had Atton Rand not decided to just Throw It In after that guy from that show confirmed that Zenna survived, Zenna would have died. Luckily, though, Zenna was ultimately able to catch a bus leaving from Hell and was Back for the Finale.
  • Putting on the Reich: Brikman McStudz's interpretation views the XERRD guard uniforms as strikingly similar to the uniforms worn by the Nazi Schutzstaffel. Blaire Darkling's trenchcoat also sports XERRD's emblem on his shoulder as a reference to soldiers wearing a swastika armband.
  • Pyromaniac: Pyro and Andrea Jackson Orange. Kat in her earliest appearances in the RPG.
  • Quick Draw: You really got to be careful around Clint Wayne because of this. Lutsky is also said to have one.
  • The Quiet One: Clint Wayne is often on his own and isn't usually a huge talker, but if he has something to say he isn't afraid to say it.
    • Even though she now speaks, Amanda Claw is still often quiet and only speaks when she finds it necessary.
    • Jenny hasn't exactly said much, although considering she was raised by XERRD, the main enemy of the Dino Attack Team, it is probably at least partially out of fear.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The main group of high-ranking XERRD scientists includes a mental patient Dragon, a Creepy Monotone inventor, a Corrupt Corporate Executive, and a Herr Doktor with a hover chair.
    • Additionally, there was the group of villains consisting of Evil Ogel, Sam Sinister, the Brickster, and Vladek, as well as another group consisting of their futuristic counterparts.
  • Race Against Time: A few examples of this include the XERRD Fortress's six-minute countdown to toxins flooding the base and Zachary Virchaus's You Have Sixty Hours proposal, although the latter was ultimately subverted because Virchaus kept pushing the deadline back.
  • The Radio Dies First: You know things are heating up whenever the radio goes kaput. However, while this seemed like a Type 2 example played by Rule of Drama at first, it was eventually revealed to be a Type 3 example when the ex-communications officer, Ata, revealed that he was intentionally sabotaging the radio signals.
  • Rage Against the Author: Aster Oid's dusty memory card rant.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Rex has been holding on to a lot of anger, dating back to the Kotua era. Unfortunately for French Fries, he pushed Rex's Berserk Button at just the wrong time.
  • Railroading: When Atton Rand did the sensible thing by trying to keep the Second Headquarters Squad safe, this interfered with PeabodySam's plans, and so the Second Headquarters Squad was immediately removed from their safe location, largely due to incompetence on Soldier's part.
  • Raptor Attack: Mutant Raptors.
  • Rasputinian Death: Maria tries snooping around a bedroom where a mutant hybrid officer just happens to be sleeping. Her solution? Smother him with a pillow, shoot him twice through the head, and then slit his throat.
  • Ray Gun: Nearly every weapon in the game.
  • Reality Ensues: It happens a lot with Hertz. He makes absolutely no progress with his arm injury while it continues to be under stress. After fighting at the temple of creation and later at the headquarters, the injury actually worsens as any broken arm would when it is constantly brought through more and more pressure and trauma.
    • It happens to a greater degree after he survives the explosion in the lounge. It would be impossible to live through a blast such as that without major trauma, and as result he sustains serious hearing damage from the blast. Impaired hearing following an explosion is not uncommon and it becoming permanently deaf is a real possibility.
  • Recruiting The Criminal: Dino Attack Team allied with Evil Ogel, Sam Sinister, the Brickster, and Lord Vladek. Dust could also be considered a criminal, to a degree, since he often ended up in jail and bribed his way out before ended up working with the Dino Attack Team. Trigger isn't neccessarily a criminal, but he has participated in a few illegal activities (his involvement in the Mindstorms Inc. affair quickly springs to mind). And, of course, there's Snake.
  • Recycled IN SPACE!: In the Dino Attack RPG's early days, it was essentially Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG Recycled IN DINO ATTACK!
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Evil Ogel's empire and XERRD.
    • Some Mutant Dinos, usually Mutant T-Rexes but also Mutant Raptors and Mutant Pterosaurs, have black and red scales.
  • Redemption in the Rain: Pharisee could have had a Heel Realization after shooting Carrie. Whether or not this is redemption is debatable, but he now has to live with his failure and understands that Montoya and Carrie did not deserve what he did to them.
    • It seems Trigger may also have experienced one after being fatally shot.
    • Ingrid had one after she sacrificed herself to save Solomon.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Every Stromlings has red eyes. Whenever a Minifig's eyes flashed red during the Adventurers' Island campaign, it meant the Minifig is question is a Stromling in disguise.
    • Blaire Darkling's red eyes that were created during the corruption of the Temple of Creation.
  • Red-Headed Hero: Frozeen, Hotwire, and Zachary Virchaus.
  • Red Herring: Turns out the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins wasn't the Maelstrom Temple after all. It really was the Temple of Creation the whole time.
    • Quadrant 14 of the Goo Caverns contained nothing but an ambush.
    • Dr. Rex is exceptionally fond of Red Herrings, it seems. He dressed a random Mutant T-Rex in silver armor and sent it to the front lines of his Mutant Dino army, knowing that the Dino Attack Team would naturally assume that this T-Rex was Dr. Rex. While they concentrated on fighting the Red Herring, the real Dr. Rex led some Mutant Dinos through the subway system.
  • Red Shirt: There is literally a Dino Attack agent codenamed Redshirt. Or, at least, there was.
    • Roger Remous was basically introduced so that he could be eliminated only a few posts later. Unlike most Redshirts, Roger received much more posthumous importance, ultimately leading to a moment in the LEGO Island arc where news of his death caused the Dino Attack Team to hesitate long enough for the Brickspider Bot to take the Constructopedia. Interestingly, "Roger" was also the first name of another one of PeabodySam's Redshirts introduced in Two Worlds.
    • Pointman was basically introduced so that he could try to perform a Heroic Sacrifice against Dr. Rex.
    • Red Shirt Army: Most unnamed NPCs are considered Red Shirts, including an entire group of unnamed Dino Attack agents disguised as XERRD grunts.
      • Bizarrely inverted in Trigger's confrontation with Pharisee. Pharisee gets knocked out, Carrie Enderson is shot in the leg (though she survived), Montgonel is critically wounded, and Trigger was killed, while at least four unnamed agents got out in one piece (I'll also point out that the unnamed agents were the ones who shot Trigger).
  • Redemption Equals Death: Played with by Frank Einstien/Wallace Bishop. He never needed to be redeemed, since he was good all along. However, it wasn't until after everyone realized that he was a good guy that he was killed by the Darkitect.
    • Amanda Claw joined Dino Attack Team to redeem herself of all the crimes she committed as Silencia Venomosa. Before all was said and done, she kicked the bucket.
    • Okay, how many of you seriously thought that General, who was the Atoner and trying to redeem himself of his past, was going to live happily ever after?
  • Reforged into a Minion: Raptor, after meeting his supposed end at the jaws of a Mutant T-Rex, was reforged into Enox Phorm by XERRD.
  • Reluctant Psycho: Oswald was fighting against his own mental instability before losing it after realizing the Darkitect was manipulating him.
  • The Renfield: Michelle Glados and Carolyne Provencal. Walter Breen mistakenly believed Wallace Bishop to be a Renfield.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Mutant Dinosaurs.
  • Retcon: As a story that has constantly evolved over the span of over seven years, there were some inevitable Retcons made in Dino Attack RPG. See also Canon Discontinuity for entire sections of the RPG that were removed from the canon by Retcons, such as the BIONICLE content.
    • Cerebus Retcon: Some of Chompy's dialogue in Dino Attack RPG suggests that he suffered some emotional scarring as a result of Dr. Kilroy giving him to Frozeen in Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG. Even though Dr. Kilroy did it out of gratitude to Alpha Team and Frozeen was a Nice Guy who always cared for Chompy, being taken from his family at such a young age without any say in the matter was probably not the best thing for Chompy.
      • Roger Remous was literally introduced for no purpose other than to introduce Amanda Claw and then get killed off without much fanfare. As of the LEGO Island story arc, his death has taken a far more serious toll on Amanda.
      • It's unknown if this will be canonized, but Andrewnuva199 expressed interest in explaining BZP Noob #30000's now non-canon BIONICLE-related material as Zero slowly suffering a mental breakdown.
    • Rewrite: Chompy's sibling who appeared to freeze to death during Mission Deep Freeze? He actually survived, and he is none other than Rex.
      • The story of Jecht "Landro" Raptor and Bailey/Banchicto received a major Rewrite in order to fit in with modern RPG canon. Rather than Landro being an alien king of the Mutant Dinos, he is now a mere XERRD scientist who was horribly mutated in a lab accident and went mad (an adaptation of the original story claiming that Landro was behind the Dino Attack). Banchicto was Retconned into Canon Discontinuity and much of Landro's dialogue was Retconned into maddened rambling, now including a claim that he supposedly mutated Bailey (instead of the original revelation that he and Banchicto were brothers).
      • Due to unpronounceable names, the Fbrickster and Fvladek were renamed the Frickster and Fladek.
      • In Dino Attack RPG, the Future Villains travel back in time using a formula that Zero once wrote on a piece of cardboard. On Dino Attack RPG Wiki, this was Rewritten as the Future Villains traveling back in time through illegal use of a Cyber Disc.
      • The very nature of G.E. Bodies was Rewritten in Dino Attack RPG. Originally, they were essentially robots possessed by dead spirits. Post-Rewrite, they are essentially biomechanical suits of armor that encase damaged (but very alive) bodies.
      • Some details of the "Kotua and Chaos" era were Rewritten to better connect some plot elements to more recent plot developments. For instance, ShadowTech's creation of Chaos was connected to their study of the Maelstrom, and the mysterious tower that inexplicably (and never was explained) showed up in place of the destroyed Dino Attack Headquarters has been changed to a new Dino Attack Headquarters built by Brick League United.
      • PeabodySam has expressed interest in rewriting the scene where Rex first meets Amanda to make the Romantic Plot Tumor a little more believable.
      • After the introduction of Andrew Jackson, Pyro's role in the RPG was Rewritten so that Andrew Jackson was the real agent Pyro and A.J. Orange was posing as him. The Pyro we saw on LEGO Island and at Gold City was the real Pyro. The Pyro we saw during the mole hunt and beyond was Retconned to be the imposter. Additionally, while the real Pyro's name was originally Andrew Jackson Orange, this was Rewritten so that "Orange" was only the surname of the false Pyro, meaning any references to "A.J. Orange" prior to the mole hunt are considered non-canon.
    • Remember the New Guy: Rex apparently worked with Hotwire at some point before the Goo Caverns mission, even though Jackson Lake joined Dino Attack RPG around the time that Rex was discharged from Dino Attack Team and revealed his true Mutant T-Rex form.
      • Rex also recognized Scout and Sniper from the LEGO Island mission, even though they were not introduced until after the mission ended.
      • Barry Jackson's biography mentions that he was present at the battle against the skeleton mummy, although that occured before he was introduced. Justified, in that there were a number of anonymous agents present, so he could very well have been among them.
      • Frozeen instantly recognized Shannon Grimton when she was first introduced. This was Lampshaded by Greybeard, who referred to this trope by name when he was confused about how Frozeen and Shannon knew each other.
      • Zelda Frodongan and Scratch are described as having participated in the Goo Caverns, LEGO Island, and Antarctica missions despite Brikman McStudz not joining the RPG until the Adventurers' Island story arc.
      • Semick met Zero at one point, even though BZP Noob #30000 was banned from BZPower long before Andrewnuva199 joined the RPG.
  • Retirony: Possibly inverted. Out of all the criminals in Trigger's flashback, Montoya is clearly the most morally sound, and is the one man out of the lot who was planning to go straight and settle down with his girlfriend. As it happened, not only was he one of the only survivors of the heist, but as of the final battle he's now the last surviving participant.
  • Revolvers are Just Better: Clint Wayne seems to think so, seeing as he is only armed with his old revolver.
    • While Greybeard and Sam Sinister occasionally use modern weapons when in dire need, they prefer using classic pistols.
    • Carl Lutsky likes to fight with big guns but a revolver is his preferred sidearm.
  • Ride of the Valkyries: Among the many pieces of classical music Rotor enjoys. Other tracks include Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra, Beethoven's Ode to Joy, the Blue Danube, and Night on Bold Mountain.
  • Ridiculous Procrastinator: Not specifically any of the in-game characters (although Frozeen admitted to being one in Alpha Team RPG: Ogel's Last Stand), but many of Dino Attack RPG's writers are notorious for this reason, to the point where they stopped referring to it as "procrastination" and started referring to it as "PeabodySam's Disease".
  • Ring Around the Collar: Cranky.
  • River Of Insanity: Adventurers' Island
  • Robot Buddy: PBB and Aster Oid.
    • Somewhat subverted by Little Bot, who was revealed to be more of an Ambiguous Robot.
  • Robotic Reveal: Cameron O'Cozy.
  • Rock Beats Laser: Clint Wayne managed to single-handedly kill several mutant lizards at once using only a revolver.
  • Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies: If it weren't an alternate ending, December 21, 2010 could easily be seen as an example of this.
  • Ron the Death Eater: In-universe; Digger, under the influence of the Maelstrom, revolted against Specs and commanded the Dino Attack Team with an iron fist.
  • Rope Bridge: There was one leading to the Maelstrom Temple. Of course, it snapped.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: Unfortunately, while that guy from that show is one of the RPG's best writers, his work is peppered with these Rouge Angles, so any Grammar Nazis will have to wear a gas mask when reading that guy's work. A couple common examples of these Rouge Angles are "well" (intended to be "while") and "latter" (intended to be "later"). Other Rouge Angles, which are thankfully much fewer in number, tend to be not so innocent, such as "grope" (intended to be "group") and "raping" (intended to be "wrapping")... A more amusing instance was the use of "suet" in place of "soot."
  • Rounded Character: Dust, Minerva, Lutsky, Zachary, and Amanda Claw.
  • Rousing Speech: Considering that Greybeard is probably the RPG's least eloquent English speaker, he's pretty darn good at coming up with Rousing Speeches on the spot, especially in Antarctica and just before the final battle.
    • Specs and Semick are also fond of Rousing Speeches.
  • Rule of Cool: Comes into play at times. For example, why does Dino Attack Headquarters have a glass roof over the science labs? Because it's cool!
  • Rule of Symbolism: Dust appears to Lutsky dressed entirely in black and wearing a suit. In one hand he carries a green apple and in the other he bears a deck of cards that only contains black 4s and Aces.
  • Rule of Drama: Often put into effect, in order to make the story more dramatic.
  • Rule of Funny: When Enter and Return are on-screen, anything goes.
    • Ronald E. Army's comical ineptness and status as a Straw Character allows him to be abused by the Rule of Funny. The results range from him learning that he was never actually a general, to him going on long and pointless monologues that end up getting himself confused, to him constantly being beaten up by anyone whom he insults.
  • Rule of Symbolism: The date December 21 appears to be very symbolic of "the end" to Dino Attack RPG, to the point where it is used thrice over the course of Dino Attack RPG. Is it contrived coincidence? Nah, just symbolism.
  • Rule of Three: The RPG is too long to list every example of this trope, but here's a few of them:
    • There were three story arcs before the final battle.
    • XERRD pulled three Bait And Switches against Dino Attack Team.
    • Evil Ogel was apparently killed three times by Dr. Rex over the course of the final battle.
    • December 21 represents three endings of Dino Attack RPG: the date of an alternate ending, the date of the final battle, and the day on which Dino Attack RPG's final post was published.
  • Runaway Bride: Subverted. General believed that Talia Kaahs stood him up on their wedding day, but did not realize until many years later that she was kidnapped by Dr. Rex.
  • Running Gag: If Evil Ogel ever gets angry, somebody's going to be tossed out a window.
    • Anybody order the super-spicy-tongue-melting-jail-cell-door-opening-hot pizza?
    • You should never EVER under any circumstances allow Enter and Return into an operating room, because their first move will always be to try and replace the equipment with sharks, trees, and/or umbrella. On Adventurers' Island they even got seperated from the team just so they could stop by a river to catch a shark, never mind the fact that sharks only live in salt water.
    • While not a Running Gag within Dino Attack RPG, a brief moment in which Elizabeth got rid of a pursuing policeman by telling him there were free donuts in the tavern was a reference to a bizarre running joke in the second Pirates RPG, where Elizabeth would escape from Imperial soldiers by shouting "drinks on the house", a statement which the soldiers would promptly take literally leading them start climbing on top of a tavern roof while Elizabeth would make her escape.This would often get taken to incredibly bizarre extremes when she'd do this on board a ship (literally resulting in numerous soldiers trying to get to the top of a mast and causing it to topple over).
    • Rex has tried on numerous occasions to propose to Amanda. Every time, a more urgent matter comes up and distracts him. He only finally managed to succeed during the final battle.
    • "Lance Williams, the surfer?" is the most common response to anyone hearing his name, regardless of whether they should logically know a thing or two about surfing.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Roger Remous, Aster Oid, Thaddeus Brickhouse
    • Variation: Plastic Serpent. Atton Rand did not actually kill him off and in fact allowed him to be used by other players, but he introduced him soley to get the crap beaten out of him by Snake.
  • Sacrificial Lion: PBB, considering that he was a major character of the Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG and was also a close friend of Rex in Dino Attack RPG itself.
    • Dust, considering that he was a nomad who had survived on his own wits and skills for many years and a very important character of the Adventurers' Island story arc.
  • Sailor Earth: The original Dino Attack team was made up of four guys. The RPG has introduced 189 additional members of the team, both men and women.
  • Saloon Owner: Being bartenders and secret-keepers of two notorious mercenaries, Bartholomew and Carrie Enderson have some traits of Saloon Owners.
  • Same Character, But Different: It turns out that Septimus, the loveable and naive Skeleton Drone, was actually Swerve from the Alpha Team RPGs. Justified, in that he was subjected to a Mind-Control Orb and suffered from Laser-Guided Amnesia, and upon rediscovering his true identity, started acting more like his old self again.
    • Similarly, Ben Gunn was an appealing character because his constant senile musing and philosophies made him an amusing character to read. After getting hit by a ton of rocks that apparently cured his senility, Ben Gunn became very different in personality, now dark and serious instead of naive and amusing.
  • Samurai: Solomon had formal training in Japan.
  • Samus Is a Girl: None of the founding members realized that Pterisa was female until she spoke.
    • Played With in the case of Pyro. It was originally Played Straight, until more recent developments revealed that Pyro was male all along and the girl was actually posing as Pyro.
  • Sanity Slippage: Dr. Rex, whose sanity has been slowly slipping for over fifty years before being rapidly accelerated in recent times.
    • The war hasn't exactly had a positive effect on Lance's mind.
    • Athena Fabello's sanity began slipping after the death of her husband and her alcoholism to cope. Her son Oswald's sanity started slipping after the Dino Attack began. He finally went off the slippery slope when learned the Darkitect was real and murdered his mother.
    • Carl Lutsky really went off the deep end.
    • The mounting stress and tension of the Dino Attack, combined with the news of his days being numbered and the paranoia of the mole hunt, hasn't exactly had a positive effect on Rex's mind.
    • After Andrew Jackson's family was killed, his sanity really went off the slippery slope.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Ronald E. Army was never actually a general, but truly thought that he was promoted to that rank after a sarcastic statement by the LEGOLAND government.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Hotwire and Kat in the early days of the RPG. Inverted by Kate and Lance. While Lance is the more energetic, trigger happy individual, Kate is much more cautious and knows the danger she's gotten into.
  • Scaled Up: Dr. Rex became a Mutant T-Rex. Kat became a T-1 Typhoon.
  • Scars Are Forever: General is still covered with burn scars, Greybeard has refused any prosthetic eye replacements, Rex is stuck with limp legs, Dust's right hand is dead, Hotwire has refused a mechanical leg, and Talia won't consider plastic surgery for her scars.
    • Zig Zagged with Frozeen. Like General, he had burn scars for the rest of his life. After his life, on the other hand, all scars were removed and he was restored to his pre-G.E. Body appearance.
  • Scary Black Man: Pharisee
  • Science Is Bad: While this trope may be invoked, since two very science-based organizations (XERRD and ShadowTech) have far-from-clean records, this trope is averted by the inclusion of scientists such as Frank Einstein, Reptile, and Fuchs working for the Dino Attack Team.
    • Lampshaded and defied by Rex, who pointed out that science's purpose is to benefit mankind, not to justify holocausts.
  • Scope Snipe: Jackson got lucky and managed to pull one of these against a XERRD sniper.
  • Screw the War, We're Partying: They might be trying to stop an invasion of mutant dinosaurs, but that doesn't exactly stop Rotor from sitting down and listening to some classical music once in a while.
    • After successfully retaking a third of Gold City, the Second Headquarters Squad celebrated in a local tavern. Ironically, this rendered the team vulnerable to the Hybrids' strike back (it did not help that Demoman had a hangover as a result).
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: The Minifig/Mutant Lizard Hybrids deserted Enox Phorm, especially after realizing that Enox thought of them as expendable.
    • Trigger quickly realized he was in over his head with the Silencia issue and took a brief period of distraction to escape, and Snake decided that his promised pardon didn't matter (seeing as he has no intention of reforming, the pardon wouldn't last long, as he'd soon be giving the police other reasons to start hunting him again), so they both decided to ditch the team and make a run for it. Montoya was mistaken for such, but he wasn't actually a part of the team to begin with, and was really just trying to get home.
      • And then Snake went and ditched Trigger in an attempt to get away.
  • Sea Monster: The octosaur, a strange octopus-like creature mixed with mutant dino DNA. Technically, it was mainly living in the good caverns, but the fact that one took a Coast Guard ship by surprise and quickly sunk it some time afterwords proves that they are still a formidable threat that could strike at any time.
    • Mutant Vinscale Octomus, an already-dangerous Kraken-like monster mutated via the same means as Mutant Dinos (presumably involving the Maelstrom). Luckily, the only known Mutant Vinscale Octomus swarm was wiped out thanks to Evil Ogel and General.
  • Seadog Beard: Greybeard and Coral.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Type 2 example with Talia Kaahs, Pterisa, and the prototype Mutant Dinos while they were held in stasis in the Dino Island Laboratory.
  • Seamless Spontaneous Lie: Garry's managed to make a few in an effort to cover up his role in torturing prisoners.
  • Secret Keeper: Bartholomew Enderson to Silencia Venomosa.
    • Secret Secret Keeper: Frozeen deduced Silencia Venomosa's identity several hours before asking Amanda for confirmation.
  • Secret Underground Passage: Cabin discovered one to be discovered under the XERRD Fortress, through which Strangebrick, Jenny, and Tom apparently managed to escape the fortress and past the Dino Attack Agents stationed outside.
    • A Secret Underground Passage connects Dinosaur Island to the sewage and subway systems of LEGO City.
  • Secretly Dying: Rex, who is keeping his fatal condition a secret in an effort to boost Dino Attack Team's morale.
  • Self-Deprecation: According to Frozeen, he is as bad at handling romance as "a socially-inept college freshman writing a poor fan fiction full of lousy Romantic Plot Tumors". Seeing as most of Dino Attack RPG's players are currently in their early college years or late high school years, and a number of players (including PeabodySam, that guy from that show, and avmatoran) have admitted to having difficulty writing romance, this is intended as a playful Take That to the writers of Dino Attack RPG.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Oswald Fabello upon shooting Athena.
  • Sense Loss Sadness: Hertz after loosing his hearing in an explosion.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Although Semick and Swerve/Septimus slowed down Dr. Rex's charge, Pointman's sacrifice... really did not accomplish much in the grand scheme of things. Lampshaded by the comm chatter and briefly addressed by Andrewnuva199 when discussing Semick's sacrifice.
  • Sentry Gun: Engineer set up a few of these throughout Dino Attack Headquarters, only to find them disabled by Ata.
  • Separated at Birth: Rex and Chompy.
  • Sergeant Rock: Rotor and Lutsky.
  • The Schemer: Dust
  • Shaggy Dog Story: The Goo Caverns story arc was all about reinforcing the unstable caverns so that Dino Attack Team could mine Green Goo. It ended with the Goo Caverns being mostly destroyed in a volcano eruption, causing Dino Attack's income of Green Goo to be slowed to a mere trickle.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Talia Kaahs in the eyes of George Ogel and Ronald Alexander in the 1957 flashback.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Lance Williams. Technically, he hasn't been in the team for long, but it has had a significant impact on his mind.
    • The horrors of war left Kate Bishop and Sam Race in a state where they must both seek counseling and psychiatric sessions to help cope with their PTSD.
  • Ship Tease: There's one of these to Pepper Roni/Luna Rom shippers during the LEGO Island celebration.
  • Shipper on Deck: Zachary Virchaus and Minerva Fabello both support Vinyatooth. One random unnamed agent in the final battle supports Vinyareno.
  • Shirtless Scene: The infamous image of Dust that informed all players of the RPG that Dust did not need a shirt.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: One Dino Attack agent attempted (and failed) to stop people from using the radio to make jokes and references during the final battle's Darkest Hour.
  • Shoot the Dog: After J.D. was shot and fatally wounded, Wade first tried to help Pierce keep J.D. alive even though he knew they could not do anything for him and that he was most likely in extreme pain, and then tried to give him an overdose of morphine in order to quickly kill him.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: The entire Trigger/Silencia flashback. Two rival companies are so determined to dominate each other in the market that they begin hiring mercanaries against each other. In the end, the plans for Dacta's latest products are destroyed (burned after the car crashed), the presidents of both companies are dead, several innocent bystanders have been killed (need I remind you that all this was simply to make a profit), and what ultimately happens? Both companies go under (though whether this was temporary or if they actually became permanently bankrupt is unclear) while another uninvolved company exploits their losses in order to rise to the top of the market.
  • Shoot the Medic First: Stromling Zachary made an explicit point of killing J.D., though it wasn't so much because he was a medic as it was because he was worried about him finding a cure to the Maelstrom.
    • Brought up by Minerva when Fuchs offered to help her find Zach, though technically he's actually a biologist, not a medic like Wade or Pierce.
    • It was mentioned in a passing line in December 21, 2010 that all of the Dino Attack Team's medics were killed. This may have been a deliberate strategy by the Maelstrom to Shoot the Medics First and eliminate all hope for medical attention.
    • Medic was the second member of Second Headquarters Squad to be killed by Ata. While he and J.D. are the only on-screen casualties, it is made clear that many of the villains have no problem shooting medics.
    • A proposed but ultimately abandoned sequence would have seen Pierce accidentally murder Crusher.
  • Shotguns are Just Better: Averted, out of all the weapons available to the team, shotguns are probably the least common weapon of choice (yes, they are less common than flintlock pistols).
    • They've become a bit more popular recently. Montoya owns a shotgun, although he never used it. Given he's a civillian, the gun is probably meant as little more than a last resort if he needs to defend himself. A shotgun is also the primary choice of weapon for one Sarah Bishop.
  • Shout Out: So many, they have their own article.
    • Reference Overdosed: As a result.
  • Shown Their Work: When writing Shiller's surgery, Atton Rand actually did some research on the proper proceedures for dealing with internal bleeding and a collapsed lung. As he himself is not a doctor, there are probably still mistakes, but their actions were based on the methods he read about.
  • Shrinking Violet: Pterisa displays some of these traits when she's feeling insecure about herself.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Greybeard, and later Minerva Fabello, to the Darkitect.
  • Sickening Crunch: A pack of Mutant Raptors trapped in a crushing room.
  • Sidekick Ex Machina: Libo and Frozeen, who are far more experienced and capable than Rex.
  • The Silent Bob: Amanda Claw.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: The viewpoint of Dino Attack Team's realist agents.
    • Rex, the extreme idealist who tamed and never wounded a Mutant Dino, is actually slowly falling victim to this trope. This was most obvious when, during the battle in the LEGO Island Laboratory, he beat a Mutant Lizard to death with a metal pipe, followed by a moment of My God, What Have I Done?
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Trigger. Arguably also Rotor and Snake.
  • Skeletons In The Coat Closet: The alpha queen T-Rex dresses up for battle by wearing a T-Rex skull helmet and a Minifig skull necklace, which was likely adorned upon her by the TumTum Islanders.
  • Skip to the End: Greybeard sped up Amanda and Rex's Wartime Wedding due to the fact that they were in the middle of a battle.
  • Skunk Stripe: Minerva has gained a few white streaks in her normally brown hair after a Choke Hold with the Maelstrom.
  • Slashed Throat: Maria killed a few hybrids this way in Fort Legoredo. Also in the Trigger/Amanda flashback this was revealed to be the fate of Orange and implied to have happened to Verbal.
    • Medic, Scout, and Heavy were killed this way by Ata.
  • Slave Mooks: The Mutant Dinosaurs.
  • The Sleepless: A good chunk of the cast between the the end of the first RPG and the beginning of At War's End, which began the exact same night. Pretty much everyone at Outpost 4 except Fuchs was up for a large portion of the night (out of all of them Garry probably got the most sleep), not to mention the doctors and so forth. Somewhat justified, as they had an urgent need to regroup as soon as possible, though it is somewhat odd that Crusher was the only one who really seemed tired.
  • Sliding Scale of Gender Inequality: Somewhere around level 5. Equality does exist between men and women, but the Smurfette Principle does come into play. Out of the few women in or assisting the team, at least one is an inexperienced rookie (Kate), and three are medics (Zenna, Crusher, and Carver). However, there are a small selection of action girls, such as Cabin and Amanda Claw. Also, many elite agents (particularity Rotor) explicitly refer to those under their command as their men, regardless of how many people of each gender are actually present. Most redshirts tend to be male as well.
    • El Paso seems to exist around level 2.
    • Level 5 was invoked just before the final battle. When one male Dino Attack agent bemoaned the fact that he was never going to see his "wife and kids" again, a female Dino Attack agent immediately followed up by lamenting the fact that she was never going to see her "husband and kids" again.
  • Sliding Scale Of Villain Threat: Most villains are Global Threats, but for different reasons. While the Future Villains planned on World Domination, XERRD is more focused on bringing about the apocalypse.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Dr. Inferno considers Blaire Darkling to be this.
  • Smoking is Cool: Suprisingly used quite a lot for an RPG based on a LEGO line, even though there is a strict "no smoking" policy in Dino Attack Headquarters. Many of Atton Rand's characters, especially his tougher ones are seen to smoke frequently, among them Snake, Trigger, Clint, and Angel Eyes.
    • Harshly averted by Amanda, who considered it insulting when Montoya offered her a cigarette. When one remembers that Bricassius was a smoker who burned her home down with a single cigarette, it becomes painfully obvious why Smoking is not Cool in her eyes.
  • The Smurfette Principle: There are currently 193 named Dino Attack agents. Out of those there are currently only 20 female agents (Cabin, Zenna, Aravis, Claw, Dromus, Holly Vinyaya, Minerva Fabello, Shock, Stealth, Wing, Kara Wise, Kate Bishop, Shona, Zealot, Zelda, Maria, Scope, Katana, Wright, and A.J. Orange) plus a handful of female characters who work in the team but aren't officially agents, such as Elizabeth, Pterisa, and Sarah Bishop.
    • This is also mostly in effect for XERRD, with only three named female members (Carolyne Provencal, Michelle Glados, and Ingrid Tromosø).
  • Smurfing: MegaBloks is a noun, but also used in Dino Attack RPG as an adjective and a verb.
  • Snipe Hunt: In order to get rid of Enter and Return by giving them some money and a fishing pole to catch a shark. Played for laughs as they came back 30 seconds later with a shark.
  • Sniper Duel: A brief duel between Jackson and an unidentified sniper working for XERRD.
  • Sniper Rifle: Barry Jackson's weapon of choice. Of course this does make his codename a bit of a misnomer.
  • SNK Boss: Dr. Rex is wearing invincible armor and cannot be killed thanks to Baron Typhonus's Divine Intervention. Dude, is this even fair?
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Where to begin. Rotor massacres his enemies by the dozens, puts his own men on trial and tries to kill them, tortures children (which may or may not be just for fun)...
  • Sole Survivor: Aside from the small group of high-ranking individuals who teleported to safety, Dr. Strangebrick, Jenny, and Tom are the only known members of XERRD to have made survived the fortress being bombed and overrun by skeleton mummies. All of them were later captured by the Dino Attack team.
    • Seeing as Paulie Gonepus also escaped the fortress and there were several unnamed XERRD operatives who tried to capture Cranky and Kiddy, there may be more survivors.
    • Carl Lutsky is the only survivor of at attack on his office building during the Dino Attack, a fact he takes vary hard.
    • With the sudden deaths of Amanda and Trigger, Montoya is now the last surviving participant of the failed heist on Mindstorms Inc.
  • Smart Bomb: The Einstein Device.
  • Smug Snake: Evil Ogel, Lord von Barron, Walter Breen, Blaire Darkling, and the Darkitect.
    • Dust can be Smug but is not necessarily a slimy snake.
  • Someone Has to Die: Rex realized this when he overheard the other elite agents trying to figure out how to power the Einstein Device, since they had no store of Imagination in Dino Attack Headquarters.
  • Somewhere A Paleontologist Is Crying: Sorry, Mr. Paleontologist, but Dino Attack RPG is just accurately following its source material. Lampshaded by Athena Fabello.
  • Sorry Billy, But You Just Don't Have Legs : Averted. Rex got paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair, yet somehow he's still allowed to go on the front lines during a combat mission which largely takes place in a jungle. However, that has not stopped other Dino Attack agents from suggesting that he stays away from the front lines and even earned some Hypocritical Humor from Zed Provhezor. Also, as a result of his situation, Amanda Claw refuses to leave Rex's side.
    • Hotwire referenced Rex's paralysis as justification for also remaining on the front lines even though his left leg now ends just after the knee.
  • Space Police: Commando Holly Vinyaya and Officer Julius Kelp were sent to the LEGO Planet after hearing rumors of the Blacktron allying with a rogue Dino Attack Agent. They both ended up serving as Dino Attack Agents in other parts of the world.
  • Spaceship Girl: Kat, when she was in control of the Talon.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Rex, Keys, Frozeen, and PBB.
    • Dromus speaks animal, but not very fluently; she only knows simple phrases like "yes", "no", and "back away now, or I'll kill you".
  • Spider Limbs: Libo, Brickspider Bot v1.0, and Paulie Gonepus.
  • Spider People: The Brickspider Bot v1.0 is a robotic version of this trope.
  • Spider Tank: The Silver Scorpion.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Dr. Rex's silge armor is covered with these.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG.
  • Split Personality: Invoked but not confirmed. Amanda Claw does not personally believe that she has split personality, simply considering her darker side the result of giving in to negative feelings, but to anyone else it would seem that she has two very separate personalities.
    • Lance Williams is known to go from being calm and relatively quiet but good-natured to overly aggressive and trigger happy at the slightest sign of trouble.
    • Oswald Fabello showed signs of this, alternating between being a caring older brother who wanted to keep his sister safe to a cold and easily angered psychopath.
  • Spot the Imposter: Once word got out about at least two Stromlings in Outpost 4, the agents stationed there started to go somewhat crazy with paranoia. It also didn't help that they were never able to find any real way to determine who was infected and who wasn't apart from the ultraviolet light method, which depended on Dr. Cyborg to succeed; and Copper's theoretical blood test, which was already problematic as he only had blood samples from the people actually stationed at Outpost 31 before they were sabotaged by Palmer.
  • The Squad: There are tons of these. This more or less sums up everyone working on Adventurers' Island, but we also have the Second Headquarters Squad, Mecha Squad, and GAIA Squad.
  • The Squadette: Cabin and Teri.
  • Sssssnake Talk: The Ice Snake King.
  • Standard Redshirt Procedure: Many members of the Dino Attack Team. Possibly subverted by Rotor, who is noticably much more strict, possibly in an effort to keep his men together.
  • Staring Down Cthulhu: Only moments before her Heroic BSOD, Pterisa was confident and brave enough to actually stare down the Darkitect himself.
  • The Starscream: Zed Provhezor.
  • Start of Darkness: The separation of Ronald and Catherine Alexander in their early childhoods can be pinpointed as the exact moment of Dr. Rex's Start of Darkness.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Ben Gunn seems to be a master of this trope, especially the Stealth Bye.
  • Stealth Pun: When Engineer attacked Ata, he hit Ata over the head with a wrench. The action of hitting one over the head can be described as "whacking". Ata is XERRD's mole planted in Dino Attack Team. So what did Engineer do? He whacked a mole.
  • Stealth Sequel: To Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG, Alpha Team RPG: Ogel's Last Stand, LEGO Pirates RPG, LEGO Island RPG, and LEGO Island 3.
  • Stepford Smiler: If Silencia Venomosa is smiling and it is not a Psychotic Smirk, then it is a Type C example.
  • Stock Costume Traits: Unsurprisingly.
    • Blatant Burglar: The Brickster, who wears a Domino Mask and a jail jumpsuit at all times. His Brickster-Bots also wear the jail clothes
    • Eyepatch of Power: Snake, unsurprisingly. In fact the guy who inspired him is the page image. There's also Demoman, Colonel, and Holly Vinyaya.
    • High-Class Glass: Lord Sam Sinister, although he has forsaken his top hat for the Dino Attack
    • Mad Scientist: Nearly every Mad Scientist wears a lab coat (Walter Breen being one of the only exceptions), and Frank Einstein has the Einstein Hair.
    • Pirate: Coral wears a cavalier and Greybeard has a hook
    • Spy: Spy, preferring the James Bond-esque style, goes for the Tuxedo and Martini look.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: Primarily due to the source material (Adventurers, Dinosaurs, and Dino Attack).
    • Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor are two breeds of Mutant Dinosaurs.
    • Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus inhabit Adventurers' Island.
    • The Mesozoic Morphing Monsters take on the forms of Tyrannosaurus rex, Spinosaurus, or Parasaurolophus; Triceratops or Styracosaurus; Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus, or Plateosaurus; and Iguanadon.
    • Tyrannosaurus rex: Mutant T-Rex, the Adventurers' Island breed, and one of the Mesozoic Morphing Monsters of Dinosaur Island. Keeping with its source material, the Dino Attack RPG intentionally misspells T. rex as T-Rex.
    • Stock Dinosaurs Non Dinosaurs: Pterosaurs are frequently seen as misnomer Mutant Dinosaurs and on Adventurers' Island, while the Mesozoic Morphing Monsters can assume the forms of Plesiosaurus and Mosasaurus or Dimetrodon.
  • Stock Phrases: Used by the dozen. Not always word-for-word, but their general meaning is there.
    • Big Stupid Doodoo Head: The harshest insult that Fogel, an even darker and more evil version of Evil Ogel, could come up with was "Mrs. Dumb-Mouth".
    • Chew Bubblegum: Sarah Bishop shouted a BZP-friendly version of the famous line before killing a bunch of Inferno henchmen and Hybrids.
    • Closest Thing We Got: Garry's rationale for ordering Fuchs to help in the emergency room.
      • The rationale of the founding members when they temporarily promoted Shannon Grimton, who was a technology expert, to head of communications. Of course, they only remembered afterwards that they had Hertz, who was much closer for the job...
      • When Pierce decided to marry Sarah Bishop, the closest thing they had to an actual minister was a shy, semi-religious young doctor. Not exactly the best choice but it was either her or Pharisee.
        • Think a semi-religious doctor the Closest Thing We Got to a minister? During Rex and Amanda's Wartime Wedding, Greybeard proclaimed that he was the Closest Thing We Got... because he's the oldest Minifig on the team?
    • Don't Ask: You probably don't want to know the reason why Amanda knows not to hide dead or unconscious bodies in utility closets.
    • Don't Make Me Destroy You: Dr. Rex to Talia Kaahs.
    • Don't Sneak Up On Me Like That!: Sam Race was easily startled by Greybeard after the final battle, one of several hints pointing towards PTSD being a long-term effect of the Dino Attack for Race.
    • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Minerva did not want Zach to feel sorry for her because of her past.
      • Rex's response to anyone who feels sorry for her because of Amanda's death.
    • For Science!: Michelle Glados's primary motivation.
    • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Not in Dino Attack RPG itself, but in the Dino Attack: Legacy tribute, Databoard knocks some sense into Kotua with a Dope Slap.
    • How The Mighty Have Fallen: Greybeard mused this after he seemingly defeated Dr. Rex, only afterwards realizing that it was a Red Herring.
    • I Did What I Had To: The maxim of many realist agents, including Greybeard. Rex also used this line when explaining why he did not tell Amanda about Roger's death.
    • I Didn't Tell You Because You'd Be Unhappy: The reason why Rex did not tell Amanda about Roger's death.
    • I Don't Like YOu And You Don't Like Me: Frozeen to Grease during the final battle.
    • I Need a Freaking Drink: After having some problems of his own and finding out that two of his teammates were killed, Spy really needed a cigarette to clear his head so he could figure out the identity of the killer.
    • I Take Offense to That Last One: Medic didn't mind being called out on his questionable methods. He did mind, however, when Pierce falsely accused him of using rusty tools.
    • I Was Never Here: Edward Korrupte made it quite clear to Silencia Venomosa that neither of them were in his office at that time on that day, and they were most certainly not having a conversation about infiltrating Mindstorms, Inc.
      • According to Specs, he most certainly did not have an argument in his office with Rex and Amanda about the identity of the mole.
    • I Will Definitely Protect You: Used mutually between Rex and Amanda. A tragically ironic instance was when Rex said this to Amanda just before their Iron Predator was destroyed by a XERRD missile.
    • I'll Kill You!: Rex made it very clear to French Fries that, if French Fries actually did run over Trouble, Rex would kill him.
      • One of the few phrases that Dromus knows in the Mutant Dino language.
    • I'm Not Doing That Again: Frozeen in regards to relapsing into insanity.
    • I'm Your Biggest Fan: The Brickster is Ogel's self-proclaimed #1 fanboy.
    • I'm Your Worst Nightmare: Pterisa introducing herself.
    • I've Come Too Far: Said over the comm chatter as a Shout Out to Left 4 Dead 2.
    • If I Can't Have You: Dr. Rex to Talia Kaahs.
    • If My Calculations Are Correct: Said by Michelle Glados during the final battle, regarding Dino Attack Team's chances of winning.
    • If You Kill Him You Will Be Just Like Him: Garry's moral issues over whether to turn in Rotor. On the one hand he could keep quiet, allowing the team to keep a good leader that they will need in the upcoming battle, but he is still an accomplice to cold-blooded torture, making him no better. On the other hand, he could turn Rotor in. However, the team would be deprived of the one man who can lead a T-1 squad. He would also most likely be punished himself though probably not as severely as if he kept quiet, and worst of all Rotor might try to kill him out of anger. Interestingly, Garry actually chose to keep quiet, though he deliberately faked Jenny's death to get her as far away from Rotor as possible.
      • Called out by Carolyne Provencal when she was at Zach's mercy with her One-Hit Kill Agony Beam staff. Despite wishing to humanely kill Provencal, Zach causes him to go ahead and kill her with the staff.
    • It Has Been an Honor: Specs, Semick, and Rex have all invoked this trope when talking to their fellow Dino Attack agents towards the end of the final battle.
    • It Has Only Just Begun: Reptile said this after the defeat of Dr. Rex. This was also the theme of the final Dino Attack RPG post, emphasizing that the end of Dino Attack RPG marks the beginning of a brand new chapter in everybody's lives.
    • It Is Not Your Time: Played with. The mysterious voice that Kotua, Databoard, Frozeen, Trigger, and Rex all heard upon death told them that it was their time. Kotua, Databoard, and Frozeen had to convince the voice otherwise in order to be revived, and by the time it was Frozeen's turn, the voice was less than willing to comply. Trigger did not even get a chance to convince the voice, and Rex is the only one who peacefully accepted the voice.
    • It's Personal: The motivations of Shadow, Blade, Jordan, and Talia Kaahs. Also King Joseph Race, after Willa the Witch killed Sir Robert Batrick. Rex, too, during the later stages of the final battle.
    • Kill Him Already: What Greybeard wanted to do after Dr. Rex's fall. If only Rex had listened to him instead of wanting to give Dr. Rex some Cruel Mercy...
    • Let's Dance: Said by Glide to Kotua.
    • Like a Son to Me: Seeing as he was a barren man, Wallace Bishop viewed his lab assistant as his daughter.
      • Although they are not biologically related, as confirmed by Word of God, Greybeard sees Mary Rose as if she really were his granddaughter.
    • My God, What Have I Done?: Rex had one of these moments after realizing that he beat a Mutant Lizard to death with a metal pipe.
      • See also Nice Job Breaking It, Hero.
      • Garry got this twice, though he didn't use those exact words. First when he visited Jenny shortly after torturing her in cold blood, and then a second time when he unwittingly botched the assault on the real Maelstrom temple by bringing a power-hungry Stromling inside.
      • Oswald has this as a part of his Villainous BSOD.
    • Never Heard That One Before: After Frozeen was killed by Dr. Rex, he was revived through the same deus ex machina process as Kotua and Databoard in Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG. However, Frozeen found it harder to convince the mysterious voice to revive him than either Kotua or Databoard, since the mysterious voice was tired of reviving individuals every time they insisted "But my friends need me!" Played for laughs, since Kotua and Databoard abused the voice's revival abilities in the Alpha Team RPG.
    • Not Afraid of You Anymore: According to Word of God, this is how Greybeard vanquished his illusion in the Maelstrom Temple.
    • Sand in My Eyes: Greybeard was definitely not crying during the final battle. It was raining very hard, and there was a leak in the roof, in case you haven't noticed.
    • Silence, You Fool!: The Darkitect is fond of this, especially in regards to Frank Einstein.
    • So Proud of You: Frank Einstein to Kate Bishop, to motivate her and give her confidence to stop the Darkitect. Not that it did any good once the deed was done...
      • Also done with Athena Fabello to her daughter Minerva.
      • General to Frozeen. Notice how all these examples happen when the speaker is dying?
    • Tell Me About My Father: Frozeen asks both Evil Ogel and General about the fate of Zachary Abody.
    • This Is The Final Battle: Take a wild guess.
    • This Is The Part Where: Michelle Glados kills you.
    • Was It All a Lie?: Rex asked Ata this question, and Ata's response was "yes".
      • Earlier, during the Adventurers' Island story arc, shortly after learning about Amanda's identity as Silencia Venomosa and her secret fear that "Amanda Claw" is just a mask, Rex asked Amanda this question in regards to their love. Thankfully, Amanda's response was "no", and that helped to keep her grounded.
    • What's in it for Me?: The Maelstrom, speaking through a Stromling, asked this of the team Dr. Cyborg was leading into the real Maelstrom Temple when they demanded entrance into the Vortex Chamber.
    • When Life Gives You Lemons: Mentioned numerous times during the final battle, either by Pyro, or by the comm chatter, as a Shout Out to Portal 2's infamous take on the phrase. The whole Portal 2 speech was played over the radio by Kara to boost morale.
    • Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: According to Word of God, this is how Rex learned that Fssinister killed Roger Remous.
      • Illusion!Kotua taunted Rex by telling him about how Perfect Chaos drowned all his tamed Mutant Dinos.
      • The Darkitect was about to tell Greybeard how Sir Robert Batrick died, but Greybeard cut him off with a Shut Up, Hannibal!
    • You Exclamation: Said by Rex when he saw Wallace Bishop in the Temple of Creation.
    • You Do Not Want to Know: It's probably better that we don't find out what horrific procedure Pierce was put through when Enter and Return were treating him for exposure to super-hot-spicy-tongue-melting-jail-cell-door-opening-pizza.
    • You Have Failed Me: Said by the Darkitect while killing Ahua.
    • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Spoken far too many times to count, though one notable example is that Glados said this as a Shout Out to Portal 2 when she saw that Trouble was still alive.
    • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: While the the Darkitect could heal his subordinates, he sometimes purposely left some Stromlings to die after being critically wounded, such as Kiddy. Ahua was killed by the Maelstrom for this reason.
    • You Just HAD To Say It: Greybeard noted that Helmie just HAD to mention the warm, cozy fire...
    • You Look Like You've Seen A Ghost: Rex to Frozeen, after the latter caught a glimpse of Ben Gunn using the Super Teleport Pad.
    • You're Insane!: Rex to Michelle Glados.
    • Your Little Dismissive Diminutive: Used too often to list every example, but villains do love referring to Amanda as Rex's "little girlfriend" and Trouble as Rex's "little pet".
  • Stock Superpowers: Surprisingly, even some of these have showed up.
    • Shock and Awe: Pterisa and Mutant Pterosaurs.
    • Super Speed: Due to some genetic experiments, Alpha was granted this ability. So he used it. Again. And again. And again. G-modding, much?
    • Telepathy: The ability of Aravis. Amanda Claw was also revealed to be Telepathic at one point, although it was quickly retconned into Discontinuity due to a number of factors (including the lack of an expected shock factor).
  • The Stoic: Michelle Glados is reputed as the "master stoic", and anyone who can get under her skin to cause her to show real emotion takes great pride in the ability.
    • As the anonymous mysterious samurai, Pterisa was also a Stoic.
    • According to Bartholomew Enderson, Silencia Venomosa was usually the Stoic.
  • A Storm Is Coming: Used to foreshadow the final battle.
  • Storming the Castle: The various attacks against the XERRD Fortress.
  • Story Arc: Goo Caverns, LEGO Island/Antarctica, and Adventurers' Island.
  • Straw Loser: The "Solid Snake" Snake, who was introduced for no purpose other than to be beaten up to make the "Snake Plissken" Snake look better in comparison.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Minerva is described as looking extremely similar to her mother, Athena Fabello.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Demoman in a nutshell.
    • Pretty much the whole function of Reliable Excavation Deconstruction, which has had at least two employees who are willing to blow up anything they come across.
    • The Dino Island Laboratory during the Brickster's Moment of Awesome.
      • And again during the final battle in his custom T-1 Typhoon.
  • Stun Guns: Most Dino Attack weapons are non-lethal and are designed to incapacitate, not kill.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: PBB and Goldbeard.
    • If At War's End is considered a sequel to Dino Attack RPG, then the deaths of Tracer, Aravis, Spino, and Raider count.
    • After having such an important role in the Dino Attack RPG, Naomi Carver didn't even get through the teaser for Dino 2012.
  • Suddenly Always Knew That: As part of the gradual revelation of her backstory, Amanda Suddenly Always Knew how to be a deadly-efficient sniper during the attack on the XERRD Fortress.
  • The Summation: The scene where Ata is caught and revealed as the mole. Rather weirdly, it was Ata himself who revealed everything and Bogart- the detective specifically brought in to solve the case was completely absent.
  • Super Wheelchair: Shannon Grimton's wheelchair has a minigun, a laser device, and a rocket launcher.
  • Supernatural is Purple: The Maelstrom.
  • Surfer Dude: Lance Williams, although he isn't really known to talk like one.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Palmer was supposed to be one for Zachary. It didn't quite work out.
  • The Swarm: Mutant Dinos, especially Mutant Lizards, find their strength in numbers.
    • In Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG, a Vinscale Octomus was a rare sight. In Dino Attack RPG, there was an entire swarm of Mutant Vinscale Octomus off the coast of LEGO City, which has thankfully been exterminated.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: A.J. Orange, who dressed up as her father to protect him from Ata.
  • Sword Fight: Blaire Darkling and Kareem Nazareno's duel near the end of the final battle.
  • Symbol Swearing: Rare, but occasionally used by characters such as Commander Lutsky.
  • Sympathetic Murder Backstory: Amanda Claw.
  • Tagalong Reporter: Scott is implied to have joined the team specifically to report on the final battle. He even brought a camera and radio equipment so he could conduct interviews and report live to Antarctica.
  • Take My Hand: Rex and Amanda during the battle against the Brickspider Bot in the Torn World.
  • Take Our Word For It: Atton Rand is intentionally vague on the exact nature of some of Trigger's previous jobs, only making it clear that some of them were pretty brutal.
    • Similarly, PeabodySam is not going into detail on what exactly happened with the assassination of Edward Korrupte. Based upon what little we know about it, it was not pretty.
  • Take That: Every cussword in Dino Attack RPG is an example of this.
    • While not neccessarily meant to be totally insulting, Atton Rand was very surprised when Tesh Carrey called for the American Air Force to apprehend Rotor (even though he was the only known American in the team and since Rotor was not American, their air force wouldn't have the authority to arrest him). His response? Introducing a Canadian sent to perform that task.
    • There were many Take That jabs made towards Power Miners at the beginning of the Goo Caverns story arc, especially since numerous Dino Attack RPG players were Rock Raiders fans who were discontent with the new Power Miners line.
    • Elizabeth Winsor's "Mutant Dino repellant" consisted of Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, and rap all being played at the same time, a Take That reflecting the musical tastes of Dino Attack RPG players, such as Atton Rand and PeabodySam, who hated these forms of music.
    • Atton Rand created an expy of Solid Snake solely so he could write an indepth description of Snake's beating him up out of vengeance for trying steal credit from him. This was a take that on two fronts, first towards the many players who mistook Snake for an expy of Solid Snake, and second toward Solid Snake himself for being a homage to Snake Plissken (who inspired Snake).
      • Parodied later again, when in response to remarks about seeing Snake being beat up by Snake Plissken, Atton Rand actually wrote a non-canon post in which Snake got into a third brawl with Plastic serpent, culminating in and intervention by the real Snake Plissken and Solid Snake which sees the former bashing Plastic Serpent's head in and throwing him into a stream.  Plissken then gave Snake a no hands barred beatdown and brutally murdered Solid Snake.
    • One could see Andrew Jackson's rant on the comm as a playful Take That to Pyro's dramatic change in character after being revealed as a woman.
    • The Big Lipped Minifigure Moment that was the Pepper fangirl at the end of LEGO Island 2 is apparently the only thing that Pepper Roni is genuinely afraid of.
  • Taking You with Me: Rex sacrificed his Creative Spark to finally kill Dr. Rex.
    • Attempted by Firecracker, but it didn't exactly work out the way he planned.
  • Talking Animal: Tex and Shade. Formerly Rex.
    • When a post is written from the perspective of Rex, nearly every dinosaur counts, although this is more of a case of Bilingual Dialogue than Talking Animal.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: Heavy apparently had a weird dream about marrying a sandwich.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Attempted by Katerina Schattenberg on Dr. Rex. It... didn't work.
  • Tap on the Head: Used often.
  • Teen Genius: Jenny. Justified in that she was raised by a XERRD scientist and spent her childhood working as an assistant. Kat would have initially been an example of this, until her age was retconned to late twenties.
  • Tender Tears: Kate shed a few after being locked in an office by Dr. Bishop and later after witnessing the accidental murder of a group of Dino Attack Agents disguised as XERRD personell.
    • Let's not forget poor Jenny who was too scared to talk when being "interrogated" by Rotor, and couldn't do much else besides cry. The only thing that made it worse was that her crying only gave Rotor something else to laugh at and may have prompted him to make the beatings even worse.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Thanks to Chell Glados, XERRD uses teleporters to send Mutant Dinos anywhere on the LEGO Planet. This was also formerly overseen by the Dino Attack Team's Portal Operating Team.
    • Mass Teleportation: As a T-1 Typhoon approached the LEGO Island Laboratory, the XERRD scientists inside began endlessly teleporting Mutant Lizards aboard the helicopter.
    • Portal Network: King Joseph Race and Sam Race established a Portal Network between Dino Attack Headquarters and Ogel Control Center.
    • Teleporter Accident: Mentioned by General as a Shout Out to Half-Life 2.
    • Teleport Spam: Michelle Glados uses this with Carolyne Provencal against Zachary, Minerva, and Dr. Cyborg.
  • Tempting Fate: Greybeard just had to mention the nice, warm, cozy fire...
    • Minerva Fabello just had to suggest that the Maelstrom was going to turn Dr. Rex's body into an even greater threat after his defeat...
  • Ten Little Murder Victims: First the Stromling presence at Outpost 4 and later the hunt for the mole in Dino Attack Headquarters.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Likely to mark her female gender, Pterisa has Non-Mammalian Hair.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Rex was already Secretly Dying, and his life was miserable thanks to being a Doom Magnet. What better way to end it all than to Take Dr. Rex with Him?
  • Thank the Maker: Thank Builder, Thank Creator, Thank the First Builders, and Thank Ole are some of the common variants.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: In one of his journal entries, Spy included a tacked-on note saying that he was "most displeased" that his favorite blazer had blood on it.
  • That's No Moon: That's no jungle temple... That's a XERRD Fortress.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Dust gave one to Lutsky while he was being interrogated in true Hannibal Lecture style, and later to the agents at the temple of Hotep III.
    • Most of the Darkitect's illusions delivered these speeches.
  • There is No Kill Like Overkill: Maria's rather brutal murder of an unidentified hybrid officer. She smothered him, shot him through the head twice, and then cut his throat open just to be sure.
    • Called out by Zach when he commanded both Raine Dashworthy and the Brickster (who's armed to the teeth and firing at everything in sight) to destroy Blaire Darkling's outpost. However, Blaire still survived.
  • They Called Me Mad!: A rare non-Mad Scientist variation, spoken by Andrew Jackson during his rambling.
  • They Cut You Up: Fuchs' vivisection on Zelda. Unfortunately justified, since he couldn't do so when she was dead (as that would cause the Maelstrom to leave body).
  • This Is for Emphasis, Witch!: Parodied in the comm chatter by Johnny "bricking" Gat while presumably fighting the Fright Knights.
  • Thousand Yard Stare: Rex, after the deaths of Amanda and Trouble.
  • Throwing Off The Disability: Subverted. Baron Typhonus used the Maelstrom to cure Rex's paralysis. Then, the Maelstrom turned on Rex, constricting him and leaving him unable to even move. When the Maelstrom finally let go, Rex was once again paralyzed.
    • Played straight with Hertz, who went deaf during the final battle of the Dino Attack but, by the time of the Alien Conquest, was fitted with hearing aids so effective that they improved his hearing beyond that of a normal Minifig.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Captain Click threw his cutlass to disable the XERRD teleporters and cut off the Brickspider Bot's escape. Somehow, it worked.
  • Thwarted Coup de Grâce: Disarmed, both weapon-wise and literally, it seems Zach will meet his end by Scratch's pistol. However, Zach suddenly rises and fights Scratch for the pistol, cause the weapon to fire into the latter's chest, killing him.
  • Time Bomb: PBB's cause of death.
  • Time Travel: Used by the Future Villains to travel from 2055 to 2010.
    • In the most recent revision of Vladek's biography, he traveled to the present day with the help of the Time Twisters.
    • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: The goal of the Future Villains.
  • Tin Tyrant: How about Tin Tyrant Lizard King? Dr. Rex goes into battle in full armor, complete with Spikes of Villainy.
  • Title Tropes: Some of these have been played with in Dino Attack RPG and Dino Attack: At War's End.
    • Pop Culture Pun: At War's End, a pun based upon Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
    • Scary Animal Title: Dino might be extinct, but it's still a scary animal.
    • Team Title: Dino Attack is named after the D.I.N.O. Attack team.
    • Title Drop: One comment on the comm chatter during the final battle uses the phrase "at war's end".
  • To Be Lawful or to Be Good: Wade during the aftermath of J.D.'s assassination. One the one hand, he could try to stabilize him, possibly getting some useful information but only delaying his inevitable death and most likely causing him a lot pain. On the other, he could let him die quickly and with a minimum of pain, but realizes that killing him also goes against his own personal morals as well as being the opposite of what he as a medic is responsible for doing.
    • You've got a broken down base and a bunch of wounded agents stuck in the basement with the only chance of escape being an unfinished portal on the top floor. Do you attempt to move the patients through the unstable building and risk the possibility of the structure collapsing in the hopes of getting them to a safe location, or do you leave them down there and seal off the basement, keeping the mutant dinos out but trapping the occupants inside and leaving them behind to (eventually) take their chances in a world overrun by mutant dinos (although the patients that recovered in that time could be organized into a potential fighting force and become the basis for a new Dino Attack Team)?
  • Token Evil Teamate: Literally happened when Ogel, The Brickster, and Vladek joined the team.
    • Dr. Strangebrick has recently started to fill this role. Before that Rotor could be considered an example.
    • Dust was not evil, but in comparison to other upstanding members of the Dino Attack Team...
  • Token Religious Teammate: Shaw and Pharisee, though the extent at which they can be called "religious" is debatable.
  • Together in Death: Rex and Amanda.
  • Tomboy: With the excaption of Naomi, there are not many girly girls in the D.A.
    • Which is somewhat understandable, given that D.A.'s primary function is waging apocalyptic war against giant horrific superpowered reptiles.
    • Tomboy Ponytail: Holly Vinyaya and Zelda Frodongan.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: When Rex was approached by The Phantom, he learned of XERRD's plot to destroy Dino Attack Team from the inside by disguising a Mutant Dino as a Dino Attack agent. Then The Phantom reveals that this Mutant Dino is none other than Rex himself. Both Downplayed, since Rex does not let this knowledge stop him from continuing to fight alongside Dino Attack Team, and Justified, since Rex's role as an infiltrator required for him to under go brainwashing to make his cover as realistic as possible (which, of course, Went Horribly Right).
    • Kat had a mysterious background, not even knowing her own name. Then, she learned the shocking truth. She is in fact a synthetically-engineered clone of Katerina Schattenberg, both one of ShadowTech's foundupers and the long-lost sister of Dr. Rex.
      • And, as it turns out, Katerina Shcattenberg herself
  • Took a Level in Badman: Nerdy Hertz killed a T-rex with an oxygen can and by firing a gun for the first time in his life. In addition, he had a broken arm, could not see out of one eye, had burns across his hands and legs, and had just survived a helicopter crash and blazing inferno.
    • This was inverted with Dust in the flashback. In the present, he was shown to be really tough, but around 2002 we see him becomming an innocent bystander when his car gets hijacked. In a Steam chat, Atton Rand and PeabodySam joked about turning Dust into a Butt Monkey.
  • Took a Level in Jerk: Zach started to fall toward this path after his first encounter with the Maelstrom.
  • Torso With A View: Aster Oid when he died.
  • Torture Always Works: Brutally subverted. If anything for Jenny it only left her even more frightened and confused than she already was.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Zach's interaction with the Darkitect and the Maelstrom ultimately lead his to aquire his ability to manipulate the Maelstrom.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Aside from his love for large weapons, Heavy seems to have a strange obsession with sandwiches. Most of the pirates on the team enjoy rum, and Clint Wayne is occasionally seen drinking whiskey in his spare time.
    • The Brickster always had a strong love for pizza, even if he often used it as part of an elaborate scheme to escape from prison.
  • Tragic Villain: General Evil, at least in his early days. He joined his brother's side because he literally felt like his life had no purpose.
    • Dr. Rex, especially after the revelations of his Maelstrom experiment and his recent realization that he is merely the Darkitect's plaything. He knew that he was plunging into madness, but he was too late to stop it.
  • Traitor Shot: Alone in a dark alley in Gold City, Scout made a suspicious phone call. Ultimately subverted, however, as the phone call was later revealed to be a completely-innocent check-in with his mother.
  • Tranquil Fury: Keeping perfectly in character for her, Amanda Claw does not explode when she is angry, but remains tranquil and collected... which arguably makes her fury even more terrifying.
  • Translation Convention: Everyone on the LEGO Planet speaks plain English. This includes Medieval Knights (Lampshaded by Vladek's attempts to speak Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe), the Islanders on Adventurers' Island (although the first Islander to appear only spoke broken English, this was dropped in later posts by other members), and dinosaurs (although this case mainly occurs in PeabodySam's posts, and even then he usually makes it clear that it's a seperate language, making it an example of Bilingual Dialogue for the reader's convenience).
  • Transplant: Greybeard, Coral, and Elizabeth Winsor from Pirates RPG; Samuel "Lay" Go and Ben Baseplate from LEGO Island RPG; and many NPCs originating from Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG.
  • Trap Is the Only Option: Databoard, PBB, and Turahk-Kal were all very well-aware that Rex's distress signal from the Voltage was a trap by Kotua. In Databoard's words, "We spring the trap."
  • Trauma Conga Line: This has happened to most of the main cast at some point or another.
    • Of notable worth is Rex's Trauma Conga Line in the final battle. Adventure died, Amanda died, Trouble died... it's no wonder Rex was left in a Heroic BSOD.
  • Trauma Induced Amnesia: Trying to erase the memory of her husband's death helped Athena complete her Sanity Slippage.
  • Treacherous Spirit Chase: Carl Lutsky is confronted by an imaginary Dust; although not a spirit, the situation and following threat is strikingly similar.
  • Trick-and-Follow Ploy: Dino Attack Team "accidentally" let Dr. Paulie Gonepus escape so that he may unwittingly lead them to the true Maelstrom Temple. Ultimately subverted because Dr. Gonepus was being Dangerously Genre Savvy at the moment and intentionally led them to the wrong temple.
  • Trigger Happy: Heavy, Gunner, Rotor, Clint Wayne, Carl Lutsky, Tracer, and Lance Williams.
    • According to Sarah Bishop, Walter on at least one occasion pulled a gun out in the middle of a bowling match because some guy put his toe over the line.
  • Trojan Prisoner: Lord Sam Sinister during the infiltration of the XERRD Fortress. Ironically, he ended up becoming The President's Daughter when he was recognized by Dr. Breen and Dr. Provhezor.
  • Troll: Grease.
  • Troperiffic: Especially in Dino Attack: At War's End, in which tropes such as Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe and Murder, Arson, and Jaywalking are actually called out by name.
  • Troubled Backstory Flashback: ALL of Dust's flashbacks.
    • Greybeard's own Troubled Backstory Flashback was presented in Yet Another Christmas Carol mode.
  • Tsundere: Minerva Fabello showed traces of Type A in her first appearances before becoming more Type B. Her mother Athena appears to have been a Type A as a young adult.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Pterisa, Velosis, and Tyrannus. Of course, in the ensuing rebellion, only Pterisa survived.
    • Dr. Strangebrick officially defected from XERRD after realizing that his superiors had intentionally abandoned him and most of the other personnel in the fortress to die in the bombing or to be killed by skeleton mummies.
  • Turns Red: Turns Purple, actually; Dr. Rex when his body became possessed by the Maelstrom after being seemingly defeated by Adventure.
  • Two-Faced: Holly Vinyaya has two acidic scars on the right side of her face and is missing her right eye.
  • Überwald: Granted, there are no vampires, werewolves, or other horrors of the night, but being a rather sinister East European nation that is apparently home to Mad Scientists, Barron could be arguably considered an Überwald.
  • Un-Person: Before beginning his take-over-the-world scheme, Evil Ogel did this to himself to ensure that no one could use his past against him.
  • Understatement: The roof of Dino Attack Headquarters collapsed after Firecracker's foolish stunt. Greybeard later mentioned that he had rain on his face because there was "a leak" in the roof.
  • Undying Loyalty: Amanda Claw and Trouble to Rex.
  • Unexplained Recovery: The last time we saw Zenna during the Adventurers' Island mission, she nearly died from blood loss and was in a coma. Only a few days later, she's almost back to full health and flying the Amanda during the final battle.
  • The Unfettered: Silencia Venomosa. Commander Pharisee also seems to have some traits of The Unfettered.
  • Unfinished Business: When Frozeen died, he tried this tactic on the mysterious voice, since it worked for Kotua and Databoard. Too bad that the mysterious voice was sick and tired of the whole "But My Friends Need Me!" and "But I've Got Unfinished Business!" schtick...
  • Ungrateful Jerk: Grease to Frozeen after being rescued by Mutant Raptors.
  • The Unintelligible: Pyro and A.J. Orange when they are wearing balaclavas.
  • Unnecessarily Large Interior: Supposedly, the main chamber alone of the Maelstrom Temple was wider than the Aztec Village and taller than Dino Attack Headquarters.
  • The Unreveal: This somehow kept happening with the mole. First Clint, Angel Eyes, and Maria find the name but refuse to divulge it, then multiple people are killed without any description of the attacker. Now Crusher found a tape that recorded Medic's last moments, except it's an audio recording, and since the mole never spoke we still don't know who it is. If only Medic had instead set up a video camera to record his autopsy...
    • After wearing a balaclava for the entire Dino Attack, Specs finally took it off when he made a public appearance after the war's end. However, no specific details about Specs's face are actually revealed to readers, leaving his true appearance just as mysterious as it always was.
  • Unsafe Haven: Antarctica, the one place on the planet where no Mutant Dino can go... that is, until the Mutant Dinos started adapting to arctic climates. Don't get me started on the riots, either.
    • Dino Attack Headquarters is meant to be Dino Attack Team's one safe haven in LEGO City. It's been leveled by Kotua, bombed by Cam O'Cozy, and nearly destroyed from the inside by Firecracker. And then there's Mutant Dinos infiltrating the building. Wonderful.
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Needless to say, after Rex announced his plans to defy Deus Ex Machina and arrive in a Big Darn Heroes moment, the plan... didn't exactly work out as planned.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Frozeen whenever he goes into Heroic Safe Mode. Also Dr. Rex, to a lesser extent, who gets uncontrollably violent whenever angered. Carl Lutsky when he feels his authority might be threatened.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Tragically, Amanda Remous in her youth. She cried out to her parents, distracting them just long enough for Bricassius to kill them both.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Dust used the Dino Attack Team's manpower and resources to get him to the temple of Hotep III. He they planed to throw them away like the "broken toys that they are".
    • XERRD was this to the Maelstrom.
  • Uriah Gambit: Ahua sent Zach out to kill the XERRD scientists heading toward the Maelstrom Temple, hoping he would be killed by the scientists garbed in Space Marauder and Sorcerer gear. However, Zach was very much aware of the danger of Stromlings facing against former Paradox operatives, so he sent Mooks to die instead.
  • Urban Warfare: LEGO City in the early days of the Dino Attack, although it seems to be somewhat under control as a small portion of the town's population has returned, some of the damage has been repaired, and mutant dinos are scarce aside from a few scattered groups of mutant lizards. However, the final battle takes place in LEGO City.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Justification of some of the more extreme realists of the team such as Shadow, who are willing to do anything to end the Dino Attack.
    • Pharisee believes this.
    • In a way, ShadowTech followed this principle under Cane's leadership, in a rather terrifyingly Third Reich-esque fashion.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: How some idealists view the realists' actions.
  • Van In Black: ShadowTech's land vehicles, including black Fire Hammers. Their black Steel Sprinters and Urban Avengers probably do not count as Vans In Black, though.
  • Video Wills: Frank Einstein delivered his last message to Rex in the form of a hologram. The message began with the hologram addressing the fact that, if this hologram is seen, then Dr. Einstein must be dead.
    • While Wallace Bishop did not die, his self-induced lobotomy left him a mere shadow of the man he once was. As such, before beginning the procedure, he recorded a Video Will addressed to Frank Einstein, explaining what he was about to do and his wishes for Einstein to protect the Bishop family.
  • Videogame Settings: Most locations can be categorized as Videogame Settings.
    • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The sewage tunnel that leads to Dinosaur Island.
    • Build Like An Egyptian: Adventurers' Island Sphinx Area.
    • Capital City: LEGO City.
    • Death Mountain: The Ogel's Island volcano.
    • Dug Too Deep: The Goo Caverns.
    • Elaborate Underground Base: The Goo Caverns.
    • Final Boss New Dimension: The Torn World.
    • Gangplank Galleon: Pirates Forbidden Island.
    • Hailfire Peaks: Adventurers' Island is essentially Shifting Sand Land + Jungle Japes + Prehistoria.
    • Hidden Elf Village: Adventurers' Island Aztec Village.
    • Jungle Japes: Adventurers' Island jungle.
    • Medieval European Fantasy: Castle Cove.
    • Nostalgia Level: Most locations are based upon classic LEGO themes as opposed to modern LEGO themes.
    • Player Headquarters: Dino Attack Headquarters.
    • Port Town: Eldorado Fortress.
    • Prehistoria: Dinosaur Island and Adventurers' Island Dino Park.
    • Shifting Sand Land: Adventurers' Island desert.
    • Sinister Subway: The LEGO City subway system.
    • Slippy Slidey Ice World: Antarctica and Vikings Isle.
    • Temple of Doom: The Maelstrom Temple.
    • Underground Level: The Goo Caverns.
    • Where It All Began: LEGO City is where the first Mutant Dinos appeared and the first location to appear in the RPG. Seven years later (eight months later in-universe), the final battle is being fought in LEGO City.
  • Viking Funeral: Winston and Mathias Grendelwulf were the subject of one.
  • Villain Ball: Michelle Glados could have easily killed Rex if she just stopped talking and just shot him already. And when Trouble got back up, rather than shooting Rex first and then paying attention to Trouble, Glados forgot about Rex and tried to shoot Trouble instead, leading to her own death and Rex's survival.
  • The Villain Makes the Plot: Let's face it. Without the Dino Attack, there wouldn't be a Dino Attack RPG. The entire Kotua crisis was caused by, well, Kotua turning evil. The Future Villains' sub-plot was caused by the villains going back in time. Guess who started the Cam O'Cozy subplot? The battle for the Power Station and the final battle both took place because of attacks by the Mutant Dinos, while the three story arcs were largely the result of Dino Attack Team cleaning up the Mutant Dinos' worldwide mess.
  • Villain's Dying Grace: According to Word of God, Baron Typhonus tried to make Dr. Rex dodge the Einstein Device. However, despite being enslaved to the Darkitect and becoming his possessed puppet, Dr. Rex deliberately resisted the Darkitect's orders and calmly accepted death, knowing that it would finally put an end to all the death and destruction that he caused.
  • Villainous BSOD: Oswald has one upon learning he was nothing more than a pawn for the Maelstrom.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Dr. Rex. He's gone from a gentlemen-like scientist with misguided goals to a maddened monster who destroys everything in his path.
    • Dust has had on again off again villainous breakdowns when he allows his emotions to get in control of his plain. Most notably when he lost it after the assault on the south coast and became a fugitive. He has however managed to maintain his composure in the end. Carl Lutsky fits the trope better when he went from well-groomed jerk to crazy jerk with a vendetta.
    • Edward Korrupte had a very minor Villainous Breakdown. Although he hired Silencia Venomosa to do undercover work at Mindstorms, Inc., learning that Sindstorme had sent a team of mercenaries to steal blueprints from Dacta Corporation caused Korrupte to give Venomosa permission to kill everyone. Despite his professional-sounding letter, Venomosa could tell that it was masking a barely-controlled fury.
    • A minor one in Michelle Glados's final moments, visible in the fact that she broke character and started acting Not So Stoic.
    • Paulie Gonepus began to suffer one when he could not kill Holly Vinyaya that ultimately peaked with the destruction of his tentatcles and Maelaser.
    • Blaire Darkling in his final fight.
  • The Voiceless: Amanda Claw, until she broke her vow of silence in the LEGO Island mission.
  • The Walls Are Closing In: That one temple chamber filled with Mutant Raptors, leading to a Sickening Crunch.
  • War is Hell: that guy from that show, PeabodySam, Atton Rand, and Brikman McStudz have been known to use graphic descriptions of the battles and have all conveyed pretty clearly that war is not fun or glorious. Scenes set in the medical bay for example tend to show the stress and incredible amount of death and suffering that the staff have to deal with.
    • The ninja conflict really affected Solomon's ideals and he spends a considerable amount of time musing about how tired he is of violence during the final battle.
    • In the final battle, PeabodySam tried to convey this through the deaths of King Joseph Race, Adventure, Amanda Claw, and Trouble. Sam Race and Rex were both left rather shellshocked by the end of it.
  • The War Sequence: The beginning of the final battle.
  • Wartime Wedding: Rex and Amanda's At World's End-inspired wedding during the final battle.
    • Another one apparently took place between Anju and Kafei, according to the comm chatter.
  • Watching the Sunset: After the cleansing of the Maelstrom Temple, Rex watched the sunset over Adventurers' Island from aboard his T-1 Typhoon.
  • Water Works: Kate while trapped inside the XERRD fortress. It didn't help that she had been locked in a tiny office immediately after confronting the man running the base and findng a picture of her own mother on his desk, then had to listen to her fellow agents argue over whether they could use her as bait.
  • The Watson: Kate more or less. Lance has filled this role on some occasions.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: General, Frozeen, the Frickster, Fullmetal, and Dr. Cyborg.
    • Unconfirmed, but seeing as the titular creature of the Alien series has a very biomechanical appearance, it possibly applies to Raptor/Enox Phorm.
  • We Can Rule Together: Dr. Rex to Talia Kaahs.
  • Welcome to the Caribbean, Mon!: Pirates Forbidden Island and Eldorado Fortress.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: XERRD scientists believe that, by creating the Mutant Dinosaurs and bringing about the apocalypse, they are simply helping destiny in its course.
    • Lutsky and Rotor both have the same goals as the rest of the team- to bring an end to the invasion of the mutant dinos. It's just that they're willing to take a few more risks that others would normally object to.
  • The Western: Anything involving Gold City, Fort Legoredo, or Clint Wayne.
  • Wet Sari Scene: Naomi has a wet scrubs scene when she steps under the hole in the roof into the waterfall of rain above the teleportation pad.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Often happens as a result of a character being Out of Focus.
    • An in-universe example of What Happened to the Mouse? is that characters often wonder what happened to Databoard.
    • Due to most side stories taking a back seat once the Story Arc formula was introduced, the status of the Dino Alien invasion is unknown.
    • What happened to the XERRD scientist who accidentally switched bodies with a Hybrid?
  • Wham Line: Usually you know it's a wham line when Brikman flips his laptop. Here are a few examples:
    • "Becase Gahiji, I'm your mommy." - Claudia
    • "... you need not introduce yourself at all. I know exactly who you are, as well as everything about you... Lupus Schattenberg." - Katerina Schattenberg
    • "Hello again, Rex." - Frank Einstein
    • "Rex, I'm afraid you have less than a month to live." - Frank Einstein
    • "Rookie Agent Jason Helmutson, codename "Tracer."" - The file revealing the identity of Helmie's son
  • What If?: L.E.G.O. and December 21, 2010 are two What If? alternate endings to Dino Attack RPG; specifically, "What if Dino Attack Team failed to contain the Antarctica riots?" and "What if Dino Attack Team failed during the Adventurers' Island mission?"
    • PeabodySam has expressed interest in a What If? scenario in which Silencia Venomosa never retired.
    • PeabodySam was interested in expanding upon the alternate future of Future Frozeen, promising that a couple of notable Dino Attack RPG characters may have played a role in that timeline.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: Defying this trope is the reasoning behind many idealists' motivations, especially Rex.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Since all dinosaurs appear to be intelligent animals, this trope is another reason behind the motivations of idealists.
  • What the Heck, Hero?: Rotor has George arrested for disobeying orders. Technically, while he may have had good reasoning for doing so as he had been thinking of the agents inside he did still explicitly refuse to carry out a direct order given by a superior officer, so Rotor's charges were valid. However, rather than simply talking to him and maybe some small punishment, he tries to have him executed by firing squad. Some people reacted the same way when he proceeded to attempt to torture Jenny.
    • What Rex did to French Fries was not the right thing to do. Pharisee called Rex out on it, and Atton Rand (who wanted to see French Fries get punished) was shocked by the brutality of the situation.
    • Firecracker tried to perform a Taking You With Me... by blowing up Dino Attack Headquarters, which is what Dino Attack Team was fighting to defend, while there were doctors, patients, evacuees, Dino Attack agents, and other personnel still inside, an important Teleport Pad on the roof, and only a fraction of the Mutant Dino forces inside the building at that point.
  • What The Heck, Player?: During the Antarctica mission, there was much emphasis, both IC and OOC, about the importance of keeping the mission secret. Despite these warnings, Atton Rand leaked the information through the actions of his primary character, Zenna, and two newly-created NPCs, Cam O'Cozy and French Fries. As the warnings were not heeded, the full consequences occurred, and suddenly the refugee facilities were full of panicked and angered rioters.
    • On a slightly smaller scale, there was a similar reaction after Jenny's torture.
    • PeabodySam and Jackson Lake worked out a rough idea for a confrontation during the Final Battle between Dr. Rex and Katerina Schattenberg, aka Catherine Alexander, which would cause Dr. Rex to question his actions and fight back against his enslavement to the Maelstrom. Unfortunately, when the moment finally arrived for JL to initiate this confrontation, he got carried away and had Katerina disown her brother. This, of course, had the opposite effect from what had originally intended. Now there is an enraged, invincible, nigh-unstoppable T-Rex charging towards DAHQ even more determined to raze it to the ground.
    • Some people felt this way towards PeabodySam after Rex's Trauma Conga Line.
    • There were a ton of possible ways to bring Snake back into the final battle while showing off his personality. Did Atton Rand really need to go out of his way to beat up Plastic Serpent a second time?
  • What You Are in the Dark: Baron Typhonus attempted to goad Minerva Fabello into pushing Andrew into a death trap in the Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins while Minerva and Andrew were alone. At the last second, Minerva saved Andrew from the trap.
  • White-Haired Pretty Boy: Blaire Darkling carries shades of this.
  • White and Gray Morality: The Dino Attack Team is trying to stop an invasion of mutant dinosaurs that was caused by a group of well-intentioned extremists.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: Semick once grumbled about elements of this story that were apparently written by nerds.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: There was a dress in Spy's briefcase...
  • Why Won't You Die?: Glados to Rex during her Villainous Breakdown.
    • Zach to Blaire after he stopped another attack that would've killed him before actually killing him.
  • Wicked Cultured: Dust and Rotor.
  • Wicked Witch: Willa the Witch.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Many of the Elite agents, but particularly Rex.
    • How Dr. Koplowitz started his philosophy. He eventually changed after the ninja wars.
  • Window Pain: This is how Evil Ogel and General Evil broke into the Dino Island Laboratory, and later how Pterisa delivered her chess piece to the founding members.
  • Winged Humanoid: Ptero.
  • A Wizard Did It: Literally. Soldier and Demoman became Fire Forged Friends after they both angered Majisto the Wizard and were forced to work together to defend a small castle from Majisto's dragon.
    • Axle's presence on the LEGO Planet was explained as being a "teleporter malfunction" with absolutely no explanation of what happened despite the blatant fridge logic.
    • How are Vladek and Evil Ogel, who are eight generations apart, working together? The first explanation was literally A Wizard Did It, since Vladek used dark magic to keep himself alive all these years. The current explanation is Time Travel.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Dr. Rex.
  • Wooden Ships and Iron Men: There's a reason why there have been at least four pirates in the Dino Attack Team.
  • Worst Aid: Enter and Return perform this as they always did, but now it is frequently lampshaded by Alan Pierce.
    • Played for laughs when Enter saved a clinically dead patient by hitting her with a shark after conventional CPR and a defibrillator failed to revive her. Of course to be fair the patient in question had just been infected with another man's creative sparks.
    • Pierce strongly considers Medic to be a case of this, although Rex and the rest of the Second Headquarters Squad would probably disagree.
  • Worthy Opponent: Dust viewed Rockford as a match for his intellect.
    • Blaire Darkling/Matthew Vherestorm to Kareem Nazareno.
  • Would Hurt A Child: Sadly played straight. While there has been no explicit mention of children being killed, Rotor has shown that he has no problem torturing them and possibly even enjoys doing so.
    • Dust also grew up in an abusive household. His alcoholic father would often hit the ten-year-old boy.
  • X Meets Y: BIONICLE Meets Exo-Force RPG. Enough said.
    • The early days of Dino Attack RPG could be best described as Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG Meets Dino Attack, especially due to the fact that many of LEGO General Discussion's RPG players were members of both RPGs at the time.
    • The three story arcs can be summed up as Dino Attack Meets Alpha Team Meets Agents (Goo Caverns), Dino Attack Meets LEGO Island (LEGO Island), and Dino Attack Meets Adventurers Meets LEGO Universe (Adventurers' Island).
  • Xanatos Gambit: Baron Typhonus, being the true Chessmaster behind the Dino Attack, came up with a Xanatos Gambit to ensure the destruction of LEGO Planet. Bring the Maelstrom Crystal to the Maelstrom Temple? He becomes powerful enough to destroy LEGO Planet. Destroy the crystal? He'll still become powerful enough, just give him a little more time. Close the Maelstrom vortex within the temple? As long as there's Maelstrom in the Mutant Dinos, Baron Typhonus is never truly banished, and the chaos and destruction of the Mutant Dinos will grant him the power to eventually destroy LEGO Planet. Defeat Dr. Rex? Baron Typhonus uses the Maelstrom in Dr. Rex's body to possess him and turn him into an SNK Boss to lead the Mutant Dinos to victory. Essentially, no matter what happens, the Maelstrom grows powerful enough and LEGO Planet is ultimately destroyed. Baron Typhonus wins.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Letting Rex and Amanda finally marry before killing off Amanda? Now that's just cruel.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Lord Vladek attempted to speak Olde English, but mixed up pronouns and stuck -eth at the end of random words. Lampshaded by Greybeard and later King Joseph Race.
  • Yes Man: Gunderson, the assistant to Agent French Fries who reluctantly carried out all of his orders, including those associated with exposing the Antarctica mission (which involved getting the story published on the front page of the local newspaper, which turned out not to be such a good idea).
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol: Greybeard's flashback/dream sequence was heavily inspired by A Christmas Carol, with the storyline drawing from Scrooge's journey into the past and the spirit inspired by the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.
  • You ALL Share My Story: How many times have Rex, Reptile, Hotwire, Zenna, Andrew, Zachary, etc. met up with each other?
  • You Are Better than You Think You Are: Andrew's final speech to Rex can basically be summed up as this.
  • You Just Told Me: Dodged by Rex, who knew better than to reply to Dr. Glados's question regarding Chompy. However, it was said that Frozeen was the one who warned Rex about this trope, suggesting that Frozeen (who disguised himself numerous times during Mission Deep Freeze as an Ice Drone and later took advantage of having a G.E. Body identical to that of General Evil) fell for this at least once.
  • Young Gun: Lance Williams.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Mostly a result from compliments of Ogel, the Darkitect, and Dust.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Give Firecracker a problem, any problem- and I guarantee you 99.9% percent of the time he'll find a way to work explosives into his solution.
    • In a comm conversation, a minor character (named Bacon on the agents page) responded to a series of problems (a guy somehow nailing his finger to a birdhouse, a malfunctioning engine, and the same guy getting attacked by a mutant Tyrannosaurus rex) with "Rub some bacon on it". Strangely, this apparently worked.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Rex, who is slowly dying thanks to Dr. Rex essentially poisoning himself with Jugend Serum and Maelstrom.
  • Your Head A Splode: Katerina Schattenberg blows up the Stromling Crocodile's head with a unstable cosmotronic ray. Later, Hertz does it with an oxygen canister to a Mutant T-Rex.
    • Alas, poor Spy. World's best infiltrator did not stand a chance against a shotgun to the face.
  • Zombie Advocate: Some idealist extremists, such as Rex, are Zombie Advocates towards Mutant Dinos.

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