Location: North America
Time Period: Cretaceous
Movies: Jurassic Park
and The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Games: Jurassic Park
(arcade game), Chaos Island: The Lost World, Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues, Jurassic Park: Trespasser, The Lost World: Jurassic Park
(the video game), Jurassic Park: The Game
Bio: A medium sized dinosaur, roughly the size of a man, this species of dromeosaur
is depicted as highly intelligent and perhaps sadistic killer. With long dexterous arms, a long, muscular tail to help balance the predator while running at speeds of at least 50-60 miles per hour, the carnivores' most recognizable feature is a 6 inch, curved, sickle shaped claw mounted upon the second innermost toe. This claw is used in hunting, where pack of these predators will use their large claw to cling to, and simultaneously slice open their prey.
Role in Jurassic Park
: The initial "villains" of the first movie, the Velociraptor
is only spoken of in passing until the finale. While the power has been rebooted, in order to erase a computer virus implanted by saboteur Dennis Nedry, a pack of three "raptors", as they are called though out the series, led by the alpha female simply named "The Big One" by Park Animal Manager Robert Muldoon, the three raptors soon stalk our main characters. The Big One uses a diversion tactic, first described by Paleontologist Alan Grant at the opening of the film, to take down Robert Muldoon herself. During this time, one of her subordinates has already taken down Park Systems Manager Mr. Arnold and is in the process of chasing down paleobotanist Ellie Sattler in the Maintenance shed, who escapes the raptor. After finishing off Robert Muldoon, The Big One and her subordinate stalk children Lex and Tim Murphy inside the Visitors Center kitchen, from which they barely escape. During this escape, the subordinate is locked inside of the freezer. After an attempt to engage the humans inside the Park Control Room, The Big One rendezvous with her subordinate from the Maintenance shed where they are both finally ended by the Tyrannosaurus
In The Lost World: Jurassic Park
, the Velociraptors
do not play as large a role. After finishing off most, if not all, of what is left of the InGen Harvester Team in the Long Grass, a few of the raptors make their way to the Worker's Village, where they engage Chaotician Ian Malcolm, his daughter Kelly, and Paleontologist Sarah Harding. While a male raptor traps Ian Malcolm inside an abandoned vehicle, another male accompanied by a female, trap Sarah Harding and Kelly inside the Kiln House. After Ian Malcolm escapes this raptor, he hides in the Kiln House, to find the male already in the process of breaking into the decrepit structure. When trapping Ian on a catwalk of the building, Kelly uses her gymnastic skills to kick the raptor out a grated window, where he is impaled upon a stake. Grabbing his daughter and fleeing the building, Ian runs towards the other end of a connecting building, to grab Sarah, who had been chased there by the other pursuing male raptor.
Note: This is a subspecies of Velociraptor
that is different from the version seen in Jurassic Park ///. This species is mostly found within the location of the Worker's Village and encompassing area. The most likely reason between these subspecies: they are different version numbers. One is merely a modified version of the other.
*Art by Mark "Crash" McCreery
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