Triceratops (トリケラトプス is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous Period. Torikeratopusu)
History[edit | edit source]
After stealing the Polar-Borer, the Tyrannosaurus rex tried to bury it in a cave near its lair. In the process, it awakened a Triceratops sleeping underground, who engaged it in a vicious battle. The Triceratops drew first blood, stabbing the Tyrannosaurus' chest with its horns and biting its leg. The Tyrannosaurus eventually gained the upper hand by throwing the Triceratops to the ground, then sinking its sharp claws into its enemy's stomach. Its powerful jaws delivered the final blow.
As Rainbow Mothra arrived in the Late Cretaceous Period, a Tyrannosaurus rex pursued a herd of Triceratops nearby. As it bit into a straggler's neck, Cretaceous King Ghidorah seized it in his central head. Before he could abduct the Triceratops, Rainbow Mothra made his presence known with a volley of Cross Heat Rainbow Lasers.
After Rainbow Mothra severed part of Cretaceous King Ghidorah's tail with another Cross Heat Rainbow Laser, a Triceratops and a Tyrannosaurus observed the appendage as it burrowed underground and stared at each other in concern.
As Jack Driscoll followed King Kong and the captured Ann Darrow, a Triceratops charged at him, smashing itself against the side of the path he was traversing. Jack stumbled down the hill and found himself face-to-face with the dinosaur, but used a gas bomb to knock it out before it could charge again. Barely breaking stride, he continued his quest.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
- The Last Dinosaur (1977)
- Rebirth of Mothra 3 (1998)
- The Mighty Kong (1998)
- Kong: Skull Island (2017) [skeletal remains]
- Godzilla Singular Point (TV 2021) [plush doll]
Video games[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla Battle Line (2021) - Android and iOS [skull, environmental asset]
Book appearances[edit | edit source]
A population of Triceratopses lived on Skull Island, three of which engaged Kong while crossing a large asphalt flat. While they did outnumber him, Kong began to throw chunks of hardened asphalt and heavily wound the Triceratopses, and while fleeing, two of them sank into wet asphalt and became stuck in it, and they presumably died there. The third, after running into the jungle with a broken horn, gores a sailor from the Wanderer before chasing the rest of his party to a chasm bridged by a log. As they made their way across, Kong appeared on the other side, making the lone Triceratops enraged. Kong began to shake the log until he threw it into the chasm and ran away to battle a meat-eater. Utterly ignored by Kong, the Triceratops eventually walked away.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
A plush Triceratops toy in Mei Kamino's room
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- A herd of Triceratopses were originally meant to be featured in the original King Kong, but the scene was never filmed.
- A herd of Triceratopses were included in the 1996 draft of Peter Jackson's King Kong film. The script had a trio of them attack Carl Denham's group of sailors in retaliation for the group killing a member of the herd.
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