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Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Overview

Homeworld:

Earth

Era:

Cretaceous

Average height:

12.3 m (40 ft) in length, up to 4 metres (13 ft) tall at the hips

Average weight:

6.8 metric tons (7.5 short tons)

Distinctions:

Large head, small two-fingered arms

Average lifespan:

Average 30 years

Notable groups:

Theropoda

Other nomenclature:

Rex

 

The Tyrannosaurus rex or T.Rex, is a large theropod dinosaur that appears throughout the Turok franchise.

In the video games, the T.Rex appears mostly as a boss and in some cases, it appears as a mini-boss.

AppearanceEdit

The T.Rex appears as a massive two-fingered carnivorous dinosaur. It is easily recognized because it is a famous dinosaur and it has made an appearance in much of the Turok media released. It is easily one of the series trademarks. Usually it is a brown colored animal but in some cases it is green (Thunder) or orange (Brucker's T.Rex).

They are also very powerful animals being able to take a lot of punishment before going down and they can dish out the punishment too with their brute force. The largest T.Rex in the series is the specimen in the Turok Reboot. These creatures are solitary by nature and are rarely seen in groups in the games, however Juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rexes are seen in groups of up to 5 or 6.

Notable individualsEdit

T.Rexes seen In-gameEdit

The Turok games have been known for having Tyrannosaurs presented as boss battles or wildlife.

Turok: Dinosaur HunterEdit

Main article: Thunder

Dinosaur Hunter featured one T.Rex. Its name was Thunder and it was the Campaigner's "pet". It is seen in one of the later levels of the game and it has many attacks to help in its quest to stop the player. One includes its usage of a laser shooting eye, the next is a mouth-infused flamethrower and the last is a devastating bite. It, like its brethren is able to take a massive amount of punishment before dying.

Turok 2: Seeds of EvilEdit

Main article: Endtrail

Turok 2 didn't feature any Tyrannosaurs, however, it did feature its descendant, which is known as the Endtrail.

Turok 3: Shadow of OblivionEdit

Turok 3 features no living T.Rexes whatsoever, however, there is a Tyrannosaurus statue in the Museum level.

Turok: EvolutionEdit

Main article: Bruckner's T-Rex

This entry in the series featured two Tyrannosaurs. One is seen in Summit Battle and it is a feral dinosaur, having no ties to the Sleg or River Villagers. Its only attack is a bite which kills in two hits. It is weak in comparison to other T.Rexes.

The next T.Rex found is an armored and armed T.Rex that is ridden by Bruckner in "Vengeance". It is very powerful compared to it feral relative and it also requires a lot of ammunition to bring down.

Turok (2008)Edit

Main article: Mama Scarface
Main article: Juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex

There are multiple T.Rexes found in this game. The games antagonist is a Tyrannosaurus named Mama Scarface, her offspring are found in Mother Superior and there are also skeletons of T.Rexes scattered throughout the game, implying that the planet is host to many Tyrannosaurus'. Scarface and her offspring are both very dangerous adversaries and can easily incapacitate or kill the player.

Turok 2 VariantsEdit

Tyrannosaurus Rex (Turok 2)

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Overview

Homeworld:

Terraformed Planet

Era:

Cretaceous

Distinctions:

Red coloration and small spine (Jungle T-Rex) Brown-ish bronze color and rocky scaled body (Desert T-Rex) Large bulky size, green coloration and small ridge on the spinal area (Swamp T-Rex)

Lifespan:

25-30 years.

Other Nomenclature:

Rex

 

While most T.Rexes in the franchise have been the same general species, Turok 2 was going to incorporate variants based on their environment.

Jungle T.RexEdit

There was also a Jungle Rex variant which would have appeared in the jungles of Turok 2. This Rex was a red-ish orange color with a ridge of large and sharp spines going down the spinal ridge.

Its size is proportionate to Mama Scarface (Based on the concept art) and it was going to have been exclusive to the jungles.

Desert T.RexEdit

The Desert Rex was a variant of Rex that is found in the desert. The Rex would have hard stone-like scales on it's body. A short video showing the Desert Rex hinted at the dinosaurs scales being able to deflect the large amounts of ammunition fired at it.

Swamp T.RexEdit

The Swamp T.Rex would've appeared in the swamps of Turok 2. It is the third variant that would've been seen. It is large, very bulky and muscular and it, like the Jungle T.Rex had a ridge of spines going down the spinal area.

This Rexes spines were more toned down and rounded compared to the Jungle variant. Its skin is a green-ish color with some areas being tinted a black color. This variants concept art suggests its size to be larger than Mama Scarface or the other Turok 2 variants.

In the ComicsEdit

Tyrannosaurus appears in every incarnation of the Turok comic book series.

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (Dynamite Entertainment)Edit

Main article: Tyrannosaurus (Dynamite Comics)

Tyrannosaurus rex features heavily in the Dynamite Turok: Dinosaur Hunter series. It is notable as the first incarnation T. rex in the Turok franchise to be depicted with feathers, as per current scientific understanding of the animal.

TriviaEdit

  • In the comics, the T.Rex appears with 3 fingers in several issues. This is most likely due to artistic license. In reality however, a recent specimen now displayed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science has a three fingered Rex. It is unknown if this is due to a mutation, recessive gene appearing, or that all Tyrannosaurs had 3 fingers and this is the first specimen found with the third finger intact.

List of AppearancesEdit

Creatures of Turok: Evolution
Saurian Creatures
CompsognathusUtahraptorIguanodonParasaurolophusStegosaurusTriceratopsAnkylosaurusBrachiosaurusTyrannosaurus Rex
Mammalian Creatures
GazellePalaeotheriumChimpanzeesBaboonMonkeyLemurEobasileusDoedicurusSaber-Toothed Cat
Various Species
SlegPteranodonFrogCrocodileTurtleIguanaParrot
Bosses
StyracosaurusBruckner's T-RexJuggernaut (Evolution)
Creatures of Turok (2008)
Saurian Creatures
BrachiosaurusMini-RaptorCompsognathusUtahraptorLurkerParasaurolophusTyrannosaurus Rex (Mama Scarface) (Juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex) • GiganotosaurusDilophosaurusColossus
Miscellaneous Creatures
PteranodonSoldier BugsWater BeastRazor Wing
Deleted Creatures
Carnivorous PlantsJungle StalkerKing BugStegosaurusTriceratops
Content of Turok 2
Saurian Creatures
Jungle/Desert/Swamp T-RexGiant EelOrk
Human Enemies
MG EnforcerMG Radification UnitMG HunterSavage PeopleBerserker
Weapons
JakLaser Cannon

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