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|“||A creature of the future, made from pieces of the past! Ladies and gentlemen, please be warned! This is the perfect hybrid of the two most dangerous creatures, that ever walked the Earth! We call it… the Indoraptor!||„|
|~ Gunnar Eversol introducing the Indoraptor to auctioneers.|
The Indoraptor is a supporting antagonist in the Jurassic Park franchise, appearing in the Jurassic World trilogy as an indirectly mentioned character in Jurassic World and the final antagonist of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
He was a new hybrid dinosaur genetically created by the businessman Eli Mills and the scientist Henry Wu in secret within the laboratory of Lockwood Manor as a successor to Blue, the Indominus rex, and the Scorpios rex, that broke loose and went on a rampage across the site of the Jurassic World theme park on the island of Isla Nublar.
The Indoraptor was a new artificial prototype hybrid dinosaur created by Eli Mills and Henry Wu in secret within the laboratory of Lockwood Manor using the DNA of the Indominus rex that had been killed by the Mosasaurus 3 years earlier and a Velociraptor. Wu desired to inject the DNA of the Velociraptor Blue into enhanced Indoraptors to give them her advanced ability to respond to commands, unaware that Blue's blood had been contaminated with Tyrannosaurus rex blood.
The Indoraptor lived his entire life in isolation in his cage and being abused by the guards in the basement of Lockwood Manor. One day, the Indoraptor broke a lightbulb in his cage and got tranquilized with two darts. A technician went in to replace the lightbulb. However, they discovered it actually took three darts to put the Indoraptor down and the guard was devoured alive. Maisie Lockwood entered the basement one day and accidentally backed up close enough to his cage for the Indoraptor to grab her. Instead he combed his claws though her hair and roared at her, causing her to run away in fear.
When the Lockwood Manor Auction began, the Indoraptor was introduced to a crowd of wealthy people who had come from all over the entire world to buy the dinosaurs who were evacuated from Isla Nublar before the eruption of Mount Sibo destroyed the island. Unfortunately, the Indoraptor was not up for auction as he was only in the prototype stage (which means that he does not follow orders from neither Blue or humans). However, that fact did not stop the audience from bidding ridiculous amounts of money on the hybrid. Gunnar Eversol began to accept bids at the behest of Mills, with Russian mobster Anton Orlov winning the bid. Owen Grady then appeared with a Stygimoloch and together they disrupted the auction, with Owen and the Indoraptor sharing a close glance at one another.
In the chaos that ensued, the mercenary commander Ken Wheatley tranquilized the Indoraptor and attempted to extract one of his teeth as a trophy, but the hybrid feigned sedation and escaped, slaughtering Wheatley, Eversol, and others in the process.
After Mills (possibly in an attempt to convince Owen and Claire to surrender Maisie to him, accompanied by two armed guards), revealed to Owen and Claire Dearing that Maisie Lockwood was cloned from Benjamin Lockwood's deceased daughter (which was the reason why the late John Hammond ended his partnership with Lockwood, as he opposed human cloning), the Indoraptor suddenly tackled and mauled Mills' guards to death, inadvertently saving the heroes, and hunted the trio throughout the mansion afterwards. After separating Maisie from Owen and Claire, the hybrid had Maisie at his mercy on her bed and was about to snatch her with one hand until Owen came to the girl's rescue, armed with a gun that he had taken from a mercenary named Dan, who had been previously slain and devoured by the Indoraptor.
The Navy veteran fired at the Indoraptor, but the bullets had no effect on the hybrid's tough hide. It seemed to be all over for Owen and Maisie until Blue, who had been released by Zia, burst into the room and attacked the Indoraptor, keeping him occupied in a fight to the death while Owen and Maisie escaped through a window. After being knocked out of a window by Blue, the Indoraptor cornered Owen and Maisie on a glass roof until Claire came up behind him and pointed a laser at Owen, prompting the Indoraptor to attack.
Barely missing Owen, the Indoraptor nearly fell through the fragile glass but managed to save himself thanks to his dexterous arms and pulled himself back up. He seemed to give Owen an almost mocking look, but before he could do anything else, Blue appeared again and jumped on him, sending the two dinosaurs tumbling down toward a fossil Agujaceratops skull on display. The Indoraptor landed side-first on the skull's brow horns and was impaled on them like a soft kebab, killing him within moments. Blue screeched victoriously before leaping off of the skewered corpse of her freshly killed adversary and fled the scene, having saved the day once again.
It is unknown what had happened with the body after the incident, but it was most likely disposed of, alongside the technology to create more Indoraptors in the fallout of his escape.
The Indoraptor looks similar to the Indominus rex, but is around three-fourths the size, nearly the size of a Carnotaurus sastrei, and possesses raptorial claws on his feet, making his dromaeosaurid genetic contributions more apparent than the Indominus. He is primarily a dark black color in comparison to his albino predecessor, with a golden yellow streak from the base of his neck to his tail, which bares a strong resemblance to Blue's streak. The shape of his head resembles that of a Tyrannosaurus rex, and he has a sprinkled red mark around his eye orbit.
|“||This animal is relentless.||„|
|~ Gunner Eversol about the Indoraptor.|
The Indoraptor was an aggressive and violent hybrid who apparently inherited the acute intellect of the Indominus (displaying this by playing possum after being supposedly sedated by Wheatley) and violent tendencies.
There are some distinctions in his behavior compared to that of the Indominus, though. While the psychopathic nature of the Indominus seemed to be expressed in a state of perpetual anger and her attacks were her lashing out, the Indoraptor had a twisted sense of humor and took amusement in his actions, which was seen when he played with Maisie's hair from within his cage to frighten her and visibly smirked maliciously when pretending to be tranquilized. Also, unlike the Indominus rex, who killed entirely for sport, he did seem to occasionally hunt for food, as seen when he devoured the corpse of one of the mercenaries he'd previously killed while stalking Owen, Maisie, and Claire, and no bodies were seen in the elevator, implying he devoured everyone in it (whereas the Indominus rex, who kills humans or even other dinosaurs and would simply leave them to slowly die without eating them).
Nonetheless, he still very much loved viciously killing those that were helpless against him, so much that even Wu described him as sociopathic and psychotic. He displayed this by raising his hand in Maisie's direction while stalking her in her bedroom instead of quickly going in for the kill, delighted by the young girl's fear and despair, showcasing the true malice he possessed. The Indoraptor is a real showman who actively puts time into frightening his prey and enjoys hunting humans as they can act as an audience for his behavior. Like an emotionally-deprived child, the Indoraptor hunts for attention and validation just as much as for meat. He finds regular animal prey boring as it doesn't appreciate the effort he puts into being intimidating.
The malicious nature, coupled with the ruthless tendencies he possessed, was slightly influenced from mental conditioning where he would lock on to a target if it was marked with an infrared laser and only allowed to attack when the target exposed to a high-frequency pulse beam. The method to control him contrasted to that of Blue, who was trained by Owen with trust and affection, which allowed Blue to better control her violent tendencies and distinguishing friend from foe. This proved to be the hybrid's Achilles heel, as Claire exploited this when teaming up with Blue to kill the Indoraptor in the film's climax. Another possible reason for the beast's violent tendencies is the possibility of abuse and mistreatment at the hands of the mercenaries. This is shown with him being tazed by the guards during the auction scene as well as abused in concept art, which was originally supposed to appear in the movies.
Powers and Abilities
|“||The perfect weapon for the modern age! Built for combat, with tactical responses more acute than any human soldier.||„|
|~ Gunnar Eversol about the Indoraptor.|
In the process of using the Indominus rex and Velociraptor DNA respectively, in order to create the Indoraptor, Wu had introduced a monster that was as every bit as powerful and horrifying as the reason for Isla Nublar's abandonment (if not outright worse) to the world. With the speed and agility of a Velociraptor and the brute force and acute intellect of the Indominus rex, few could stand in his path and get out of it with their life.
- Enhanced Strength: Being significantly larger in size than a normal Velociraptor granted the Indoraptor enough levels of strength to carry two fully-grown humans with his mouth and arms without any difficulty. He was also able to rip off human limbs in seconds and toss Blue around when he fought back against her, even sending her flying across the room at one point.
- Enhanced Speed: Despite his size and weight, the Indoraptor was just as fast as any Velociraptor in the franchise, as seen by his ability to jump at impressive heights and race across whole rooms in a short time. When accelerating, he often dropped down on all fours and ran akin to a feline or canine.
- Enhanced Agility: Despite his size and weight, the Indoraptor was as agile as any Velociraptor in the franchise.
- Enhanced Durability: The thick hide of the Indoraptor enabled him to resist tranquilizer darts and deflect bullets from an assault rifle at point-blank range. Attacks from Blue didn't slow him down either. According to the junior novelization of the movie, it took 3 shots of tranquilizer darts to truly knock the Indoraptor out.
- Echolocation: Much like dolphins, bats, and other animals, the Indoraptor could use a sonar-like system to detect and locate objects by emitting high-pitched sounds that reflect off the object and return to the hybrid's ears, allowing him to locate prey in the darkest of areas and perform well as a predator regardless of the time of day.
- Enhanced Intelligence: Having the DNA of the Indominus rex and a Velociraptor respectively, the hybrid proved to be as intelligent as both dinosaurs, if not more intelligent, when he made his escape. When Wheatley supposedly tranquilized him, he put on a big show of passing out and played possum. When Wheatley clambered into his cell to take one of his teeth for his collection, the hybrid proceeded to play with him, lifting his tail to get the mercenary's attention, then dropped it before he could really see what moved. Each time he looked away, the Indoraptor opened an eye and smirked, clearly enjoying the game he was playing, before giving Wheatley a gruesome death. He displayed this intelligence again by whipping his tail at elevator controls when Eversol and the remaining auctioneers tried to escape from him in an elevator, causing the door to malfunction and open (though this could have been accidental) giving him the chance to make sure Eversol would not get out of the situation alive.
- Enhanced Senses: His sense of smell proved to be a great attribute for hunting, being able to search for prey in dark places, possibly exhibiting night vision. He showed how good his senses were again when he managed to locate Maisie in her bedroom from the mansion's roof outside in the stormy night.
- Stealth: Perhaps his most disturbing trait was his ability to move with silence even in pitch black conditions, as seen when Owen switched off the lights in a room so the creature couldn't track him, Claire and Maisie by sight, with only the sound of his tapping toe claw giving him away. However, he seemed to lack the Indominus rex's camouflaging abilities, which would've supported his stealthiness.
- Ken Wheatley † - Victim.
- Gunnar Eversol † - Victim.
- Technican † - Victim.
- Three rich people † - Victims.
- Three soldiers † - Victims.
- Owen Grady - Attempted Victim and Indirect Killer.
- Claire Dearing - Attempted Victim and Indirect Killer.
- Maisie Lockwood - Attempted Victim.
- Blue - Attempted Victim and Killer.
- Includes DNA from Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor, Giganotosaurus, Rugops, Carnotaurus, Therizinosaurus, Majungasaurus, pit viper, cuttlefish, tree frog, and an unknown number of other modern species.
|“||Imagine. That one, a fraction of the size — deadly, intelligent, able to hide from the most advanced military technology. A living weapon unlike anything we've ever seen.||„|
|~ Vic Hoskins foreshadowing the Indoraptor's creation in Jurassic World.|
|“||Mills: Our geneticists have created a direct descendant of Henry Wu's masterpiece. The animal that took down Jurassic World.
Eversol: The Indominus rex.
Mills: Her DNA retrieved from the island way before it's destruction forms the architecture of a completely new creature. Every bone and muscle designed for hunting and killing. And thanks to Owen Grady's research, it follows human command. We call it the Indoraptor.
|~ Eli Mills introducing the Indoraptor to Gunnar Eversol.|
|“||I designed this animal myself.||„|
|~ Henry Wu describing the Indoraptor.|
|“||Claire: What is that thing?
Maisie: They made it. Mr. Mills and the other man.
|~ Claire Dearing and Maisie Lockwood watching the Indoraptor at the Lockwood Manor Auction.|
The Indoraptor received positive reception by the fanbase, due to his combination of sadistic personality and one of the strongest Freudian Excuses among Jurassic Park villains, if not the strongest. Many felt he should've been the main antagonist of the film due to receiving massive marketing and being a more threatening villain than the more widely hated Mills and Wheatley. Others, however, felt that he was either no different from the Indominus, being a hybrid with a rather unoriginal design, or worse than the Indominus since it was smaller, not as big of a threat and less competent at hunting down humans.
- In an interview with Colin Trevorrow, it was confirmed that the Indoraptor will be the last hybrid dinosaur to chronologically appear in the Jurassic Park franchise.
- The sounds of the Indoraptor were made from vocalizations from animals and an inanimate object. Vocalizations include a chihuahua, a dental drill, a lion, a pig, and a cougar.
- Contrary to what some believe, the Indominus rex is actually more evil and violent than the Indoraptor. The Indominus rex killed for sport, tried to kill two kids (Zach and Gray) multiple times, and has a higher body count (most of her victims were also innocent humans or mostly harmless herbivores). The Indoraptor killed for food and because he was made to do so, tried to kill one kid, and has a smaller body count (all of his victims deserved their deaths as well). The Indominus rex also had a sibling, but ate it, proving she was always insane, while the Indoraptor grew up completely isolated, and was outright abused his entire life.
- With the Fallen Kingdom free update, Jurassic World: Evolution players are able to incubate specimens of Indoraptor genus for their park. While it is highly territorial, it will fight with even large carnivores: to slay small carnivores, it will throw them off its back and flatten its throat, while it simply pounces on bigger foes and chokes them to death. Against a Ceratopsian or a Thyreophoran, it will push them on the ground with its hind paws and snap their neck like a twig. When hunting small herbivores, it will knock them on the ground and choke them with a throat bite before screeching with triumph. On bigger herbivores, the hybrid will leap onto them, pull them on the ground, and strangle them. Surprisingly, it seems to cohabitate with sauropods (though this is likely because they are too tall for the Indoraptor to kill). It is shown to walk like a quadruped and run on two legs like most dinosaurs. It can come in the vivid, savannah, arid, rainforest, and steppe patterns.
- Although the Indoraptor is based on the DNA of the Indominus rex, it appears that he lacks possession of the Indominus rex's ability to camouflage. It is also unknown if the Indoraptor could also hide his thermal signature. The Indoraptor also didn't inherit the Indominus rex's horns nor the spines or spikes all along his back. There's also no indication of the I. rex's infrared heat-sensing vision either.
- Through the creature's behavior where he howls at the night and preferred quadrupedal stance not unlike that of wolves, it's implied that wolf DNA also included in I. Rex's genes and that the DNA in question eventually resurfaced in Indoraptor.
- It was noted several times throughout the movie that this particular Indoraptor was actually a prototype, which means that Wu was possibly already in the process of making a perfected Indoraptor. However, thanks to the producer's decision on making the prototype Indoraptor the last hybrid to appear in the Jurassic Park film series, the perfected Indoraptor will never be shown.
- He is actually the first dinosaur in the franchise to die at the claws of Blue, as the latter had never took the life of another dinosaur, with her indirect role in the I. rex's death not counting as a personal kill.
- In a deleted introduction of the Indoraptor, which was implied in the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom junior novelization, the dinosaur would have been shown to be playing with the skeletal remains, mainly the skull, of a repair worker who he killed when he tricked him into coming inside his cage when he purposefully broke the light bulb inside. However, this scene was scrapped for unknown reasons. This scene would have foreshadowed Wheatley's death where he shoots the Indoraptor twice with tranquilizer darts and was about to shoot him a third time but the Indoraptor faked being knocked out before he was shoot the third time, which lead to Wheatley entering the cage to get a tooth from the Indoraptor which then woke up and killed Wheatley.
- There were originally going to be two Indoraptors: a white one, and the one seen in the movie. However, the Indoraptor pictured in the movie was going to fight and kill the white one, which is shown in concept art of the creature. However, this scene, and the white Indoraptor altogether, were scrapped for unknown reasons, though it's likely due to it being too similar to the I rex's backstory.
- There was also supposed to be a deleted scene showing the Indoraptor scarred and abused by the humans as concept art shows him being tasered by the guards. There was somewhat shown in the movie where during the auction scene guards start tasering the Indoraptor for no reason. The scene was likely cut because people could feel too sorry for the Indoraptor, and forget he's even a villain in the first place.
- Indoraptor at the Jurassic Park wiki
- Indoraptor at the Antagonists wiki
- Indoraptor at the LEGO wiki