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Velociraptor is the most basic Dinosaur in the games and books that feature them, serving primarily as the "grunts". In all Dino Crisis games that they are featured in, the Velociraptors have various colors that are all slightly different from each other, though the differences between each color vary depending on which game you are playing.

Biology[]

Velociraptors are small, agile predators of the Dromaeosauridae family. The most prominent feature of a Velociraptor is the sickle-shaped claw on its feet. These sickle claws are capable of slicing through the victim's flesh, and may cause bleeding. They also have long arms, pointed snout, and long steady tails which help them to quickly change directions while running. Due to their small size, Velociraptors often hunt in groups. Their behaviour is very uncoordinated and they swarm prey in mobs, with no real tactics other than superior numbers. They are less pack hunters but more solitary animals congregating into temporary groups or flocks if a food supply presents itself. Unlike most media such as the Jurassic Park franchise from America, they are not known for planning, and will ram into a wall of lasers repeatedly to get at Regina. However, they can still open unlocked doors and will flee from Tyranosaurs, suggesting they aren't totally reckless. Their doesn't appear to be a defined hierarchy among them or any coordination among group members.

Gameplay[]

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Raptor model.

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A Velociraptor in Dino Crisis

Dino Crisis[]

They are the most common prehistoric animals in the Ibis Island facility. They were incorporated into the game in a much more suspenseful and often terrifying way than they were in the sequels. They commonly stalked the corridors and rooms of the facility, occasionally ambushing Regina through windows or gates. Regina is alerted to their presence often by snarling and the clicking of their claws against the ground before she even sees them.

Light firearms are the best way to deal with these dinosaurs, as it's a good idea to save the more powerful gear for later enemies.

They come in a number of colors, with some having a greater resistance to firearms, and cause more damage when they attack Regina. In the middle of the game they come in pairs which is more dangerous.

Their basic attacks is their bite. If Regina tries to run away from them, they will try to jump on her and nail her to the ground. Sometimes they grasp Regina by her arm and shake her violently from side to side. They may do an upwards headbutt instead of biting sometimes while chasing Regina. They have a stronger version, known as blue raptor variant.

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Dino Crisis 2[]

These are the most common dinosaurs that you will meet in Dino Crisis 2. They will quickly jump at you with long sharp claws, pin you down and rip you to pieces with their sharp teeth. They can also whip you with their long tails. Using the Firewall is a good idea to defend yourself. Later in the game, the Velociraptors come in different variants and are harder to kill if you are using light bullet firing weapons i.e. the handgun, sub machine gun etc. However, firewall and Heavy Machine Gun are very effective against them.

They have a tendency to come at you in groups of two or three, so the use of secondary weapons such as the firewall becomes a necessity if you don't want to take large amounts of damage.

The variants of Velociraptors come from their scale color: from brown, swamp-green, red and blue. Running from them is not recommended because they are fast and will catch you easily. The blue raptor is capable of killing Regina in one or two hits.

Dino Crisis 2: Extra Crisis[]

In Extra Crisis mode, you can play as the Velociraptors. They are very fast and does average damage. Player 2 gets to play as a blue raptor in Dino Duel mode if they select it, but it will have the same health and damage as player 1.

Dino Stalker[]

The Velociraptors are once again present in the sequel of Dino Crisis 2. The raptors have tendency to jump out from unexpected places and come in groups. They can be disposed off by using light firearms so you'll be able to keep your stronger weapons for later use. Their stronger version in this game is the Utahraptor, that is bigger and darker in color. Trinity has the ability to summon Velociraptors and Utahraptors.

Comics and Manga[]

The Velociraptors make a appearance in the Dino Crisis Manhua, there are revealed to have pack hunting skills and are at rival with a pack of Dliphosaurus,

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Trivia[]

  • The Velociraptors in Dino Crisis make a hissing sound when seeing the player. They share this same hissing sound with the giant snake Yawn from the original Resident Evil game. Both of these series are own by Capcom and UDON, and were directed by Shinji Mikami.
  • It has been theorize that Dino Crisis is actually a part of the Ace Attorney series, due to some of the organizations from Dino Crisis such as the Borginian Republic, being referenced in Ace Attorney .
  • They also make an appearance in the game Namco X Capcom as enemies, they also appear in the crossover game of Street Fighter X Tekken, as Shadaloo, ruled by Bison, is planning on using the Velociraptors as attack animals.
  • The real Velociraptors were only some two feet tall. The species in Dino Crisis is more comparable to Deinonychus antirrhopus, a species named in 1969 which was at one point proposed by Gregory Paul to be included in the Velociraptor genus (which would change its name to "Velociraptor antirrhopus"). It was this species that appeared in the U.S. franchise of Jurassic Park, from which Capcom's dinosaurs were based on.
    • Another dromaeosaurid species comparable to Velociraptor in the game being Achillobator giganticus, the sole member of Achillobator genus that lived in Asia during the Late Cretaceous period about 96 million to 89 million years ago in what is now the Bayan Shireh Formation, since both shared same size.
  • The stripes seen on the Velociraptors In Dino Crisis and Exoprimal have a striking resemblance to the ones seen on Isla Sorna from Jurassic World: Evolution.
  • The Velociraptors of Dino Crisis and Exoprimal have a striking resemblance to Dakotaraptors, with are actually closer to the ones from Capcom in terms of size.
  • The Velocriraptor are a part of the family line of Deinonichosauria (which is also involved with Birds).
  • While never specified, explanations for the different color variations could range from different species to simple color morphs as seen in modern animals including reptiles. Given the Blue and Red morphs are actually stronger in game with the Green morph being more common and weaker and the Brown morph being the weakest and most common, it could be argued that each color morph is a different species altogether, all be it, within the same genus. This could explain why sometimes specific weapons are required to kill in the the Blue and Brown morphs and why the Blue morph is only unlocked by achieving a 20 or more combo in the second game. It could also be possible the Blue Raptors are an alpha morph in raptor society, similar to mandrills and meerkats, while the other morphs are simply regular raptors with the color having nothing to do with their strength. With the biology and ecology of the raptors, like other animals in game, being relegated to unlockable text, it is difficult to say with any certainty outside of what can be seen in game.

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