|“||Everyone was exhausted from thirst and hunger... and the Velociraptors. The horrible Creeps followed us everywhere.||„|
The Velociraptors, also simply called the Creeps, are the secondary antagonists in the 2012 South Korean computer-animated film Speckles: The Tarbosaurus. They appear as scavengers that harass the titular main protagonist named Speckles throughout the movie.
Speckles first crosses paths with the Velociraptors in his youth while still coming to terms with the world around him. Shortly after his family is killed, in a stampede organized by main antagonist One-Eye, Speckles finds himself chased by a pack of Velociraptors. Though he evades the Velociraptors, Speckles witnesses them chasing down a Hysilophodon once they lose him. Speckles sees them hunt it down mercilessly but the pack leader accidentally chases the Hysilophodon into some quicksand. The Hysilophodon dies from the attack but starts sinking almost immediately and with the leader pouncing in on it, it realizes only too late it is stuck as well. The other Velociraptors see their hunter caught and decide to abandon it and search for food elsewhere. Speckles is still unclear on the true nature of quicksand, as he assumes there is some sort of monster living beneath the ground that is dragging them under and swallowing them up, but as he watches the Velociraptor struggle vainly against its pull he concludes that the area is clearly deadly.
In his adulthood, Speckles and his family move with the rest of the dinosaurs, former prey, across the wastelands in order to find lusher lands in a mass migration. Over the course of their trip they must fend off a pack of Velociraptors stalking them. The Velociraptors quickly realize they cannot fight the various creatures due to being very firmly out of their weight class. Since the Velociraptors cannot take the other dinosaurs altogether, they instead follow along ready to pounce on any who slow down. Speckles' mate, Blue-Eyes, who had been injured saving their hatchlings from a cave-in while fleeing from their nest, eventually cannot push herself any further and reduces her pace. The moment she slows the Velociraptors descend upon Blue Eyes, as they had numerous other dinosaurs. Though Speckles can fight them off easy enough, he cannot keep carving through their numbers. Eventually Speckles needs to leave behind Blue-Eyes when she collapses from exhaustion to take keep their hatchlings safe. Several of the Velociraptors swarm Blue-Eyes while the rest pursue Speckles and his hatchlings adamantly, however with Blue-Eyes no longer in need of defending, Speckles crushes any and all of the Velociraptors who come after his remaining family.
RoleSpeckles refers to the Velociraptors as outlaws who pick on anything too small or weak to defend itself and ravage it to the bone. While Speckles admires his family for their hunting style he sees the Velociraptors as both sadists and cowards, as they only prey on the weak and/or helpless. Their character is also clearly defined from all other dinosaur packs as they are willing to abandon their own at a moment's convenience.
Powers and Abilities
The Velociraptors' main threat comes from their speed. They are quick and efficient hunters. Each velociraptors uses scavenging tactics in their hunting. As Speckles grows up his raw strength begins to overshadow the threat the velociraptors had over him, but their numbers and movement keep them at-least a decent threat well into adulthood.
- Despite the film taking place in South Korea 80 million years ago, Velociraptor verily lived in Mongolia during the Cretaceous period, 75 to 71 million years ago. The documentary miniseries Dinosaur Planet also erroneously states that Velociraptor lived 80 million years ago.