Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

The not-officially-named "Alpha Trio" (at one point called the "A-Team") is the sub-group of the Alpha Gang in the anime consisting of Ursula, Zander, and Ed, who are the ones usually sent to try to capture wild dinosaurs in season 1, or various other tasks in season 2, but more often than not fail miserably. The actual term "A-Team" is only used once or so in the show, and not necessarily as an official name, as they typically only use the generic name of "Alpha Gang" for themselves, even though that term could also imply several other members not part of their unit. The Alpha Trio does not appear to be a clear grouping outside of the anime, TCG, and anime-inspired comics or manga, the three instead being mixed in with the other members in the arcade and DS games.


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(from left to right) Zander, Ursula and Ed


Ursula is the "boss" of the A-Team. She bosses the other two around like slaves and dislikes doing the work unless provoked, or if the other two are unable to fulfill the duty. Her running gag is her ability to hear the phrase "Old Lady" from anywhere in the world. On sight, Dr. Owen fell in love with her, and she's been trying to escape him ever since. She often summons Terry, but will just as easily summon Spiny, and sometimes Tank, as well as many of the captured wild dinosaurs, and was the one intended to summon Megalosaurus before the card activated out of her hand.


Zander is the one who usually pays for the equipment of all the Alpha Trio's missions; usually, though, the missions fail. On sight, he fell in love with Reese Drake, who has mostly been stunned and confused as a result. He typically summons Spiny, rarely using any other dinosaur, though is the one to summon the Alpha Acrocanthosaurus.


Ed is not as smart as Ursula and Zander (not saying much), and sometimes doesn't understand figures of speech, taking things quite literally. A running gag is that Ed jinxes the team by predicting good fortune or likely bad outcomes, and is called out for that. He almost always summons Tank, but is the least likely of the three to summon a dinosaur to battle.

Name Origin[]

The term "Alpha Trio" is a fanmade descriptive name, as no common term is used onscreen (at least in the English dub), as explained above the three simply using their full team name of "Alpha Gang" in both the anime and on their collective TCG card.

The alternate name of "A-Team" was seemingly coined by Ursula in one episode without having heavy usage before or after. It was likely meant to refer to them being the "superior" or "#1" Alpha Gang members, swooping in to save the mission after Rod and Laura had just lost a dino battle (which they immediately failed by losing control of Megalosaurus). It also references the "A" of Alpha Gang and parallels the "D-Team" name.

In the real world, The A-Team was a popular classic TV show, though that A-Team had the opposite success rate (and usually opposite intentions) as the Alpha Trio.


TCG Stats[]

The Alpha Gang DKAA

The Alpha Gang TCG card (DKAA)

  • Name: The Alpha Gang
  • Team: Alpha Gang
  • Card Codes: DKAA-076/100, SAS-067/100, JCL-066/100
  • Card Rarities: Gold Rare (DKAA), Silver Rare (SAS), Thai Common (JCL)
  • Image From (DKAA): Ep. 25 anime scene
  • Image From (SAS): Ep. 68 anime scene
  • Image From (JCL): Ep. 73 anime scene
  • Other: Like in the anime, the Alpha Gang name is used to apply only to the Alpha Trio on their collective card (they also each have cards of their own in other waves), though is also the full team name for all members.
  • Abilities:
(DKAA) If you have "Terry (Battle Mode)", "Spiny (Battle Mode)", and "Tank (Battle Mode)" in play, this turn each of them has 2000 Power and gains the ability [Bite]. (When this Dinosaur wins a battle during your turn, your opponent loses 1 extra Life Point.) You can include "Terry", "Spiny", and "Tank" in your deck if you are using this Character.
(SAS) Pick a "Terry", "Spiny", or "Tank" from your deck and put it into your hand. If your opponent has a Special Dinosaur in play, you can move an additional "Terry", "Spiny", or "Tank" from your deck to your hand. Then, shuffle your deck. You can include "Terry", "Spiny", and "Tank" in your deck if you are using this Character.
(JCL) {translation uncertain} {Reveal 1 each of cards in your hand named "Terry", "Spiny" and "Tank". Put 2 Special Dinosaur cards from your deck into your hand then shuffle your deck.} You can include "Terry", "Spiny" and "Tank" in your deck if you are using this Character.



p · e · t Main Characters
D-Team: Max Taylor · Rex Owen · Zoe Drake · Spike Taylor · Reese Drake
Alpha Gang: Dr. Z · Ursula · Zander · Ed · Rod · Laura · Seth (former) · Helga
Spectral Space Pirates: Spectre · Gabbro · Foolscap · Shear · Seth (former) · Goma