Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

This page is for the anime main dinosaur. For his species, see Tyrannosaurus. For his other forms, see also Terry/Armor and Terry/Super.

Terry (ティラノ Tyrano) the Tyrannosaurus is the Alpha Gang's first dinosaur, being a main antagonist later-turned support protagonist. He is voiced by Yuuka Nakatsukasa in the Japanese version.


Arcade Stats

Terry card

Terry arcade combined card (Japanese McDonald Happy Set Meal Edition)

Terry chibi roar from the DS game

Terry chibi roar from the arcade game

Terry chibi roar from the arcade game

Terry chibi roar from the arcade game

Terry chibi roar from the arcade game

Terry chibi roar from the arcade game


Like all anime dinosaurs except Black Tyrannosaurus, he was only available in the Japanese and Taiwanese versions, but his cards can be used in the English arcade.

Anime Stats


Terry anime card

Move Cards

Volcano Burst
Terry swings fire in his mouth to burn his opponent in a burst of fire from underneath them! As the season progressed, it evolved from simply erupting from beneath them to the flames being spat down to streak across the ground at them. It is both Terry's first and most-used Move Card.
Neck Crusher
Terry throws the dinosaur into the air, then spins and hits their neck with his tail! Although first using the Move Card against Carcharodontosaurus, he'd previously done a similar type of attack without a card to defeat Tank.
Blazing Spin Attack
This Move was nearly used in Carnival of Chaos, but was interrupted by Helga's arrival. It was never mentioned for Terry again, but Rajasaurus used it the following season.
Tag Team
Pawpawsaurus jumps in to defend Terry against his foe's attacks! Found in the field, it was abandoned while holding the exit of a collapsing temple open and reclaimed by Max.
Tail Smash
Terry smacks his opponent with his tail once, twice, then a powerful third strike to send them flying! Borrowed from Spiny before being passed to Tank, it fist defeated Pteranodon when Zoe attempted to save Iguanodon, though he'd used a similar tail swinging attack without a card against Ceratosaurus much earlier.
Critical Block
Three Velociraptors jump in and pounce Terry's opponents, stopping their Move Cards from activating! Despite its usefulness, it was only used twice.
Final Fury
Three Velociraptors become energy beams and latch onto Terry's opponent, throwing them around! It was only used once.
Fire Scorcher
Terry created a giant flaming meteor in his mouth and sent it down to melt and vaporize a target board. Seth had him use this Move to test its effectiveness, but using the Move drained most of Terry's energy, defeating him immediately and leaving him tired for hours after.
Unnamed Volcano Burst/Shockwave Fusion Move
A dual attack with Spiny that combined a blast of fire from Terry's mouth with Shockwave's water tendrils, used to destroy a bullseye target while Dr. Z was making new Move Cards in Desperately Seeking Spartacus. Despite its effectiveness, it was never used again.
Ultimate Fire
While wearing DinoTector Armor, heat builds up on Terry before bursting off into a mass of fire at his mouth and he races forward, crashing it into his opponent! This was first used against Edmontonia, and last used against Gigas.
Heat Eruption
A storm of flaming hot meteors rain from the sky above Terry! It was either obtained from of copied after Shear's Mapusaurus and was only used against the mind-controlled Genie, but did nothing useful and was countered by Hydro Cutter.
Magma Blaster
Terry collects fire in his mouth, then shoots it off as a beam! This was only used to attack the Dark Pterosaur, though which of the several previous copies of the Move was used is unknown.

DS Stats


Terry DS battle intro (chibi form)


Terry DS battle intro (battle form)

  • Elemental Attribute: Fire
  • Critical Move: Paper
  • Rarity: 4 star
  • Battle Type: Super Attack Type
  • Fossil/Move Set: Stone Circle (European Normal Moves, ? LV28/31 Move)
  • Users:
    • (None, player only)
  • Encyclopedia number: Ex
  • Special Acquisition: For his LV1 card, enter at the Stone Circle Fire-Lightning-Wind-Wind-Water-Fire-Fire-Earth.
  • Other: He is one of the Dinosaurs with the off-pattern stats shared between Anime and Secret Dinosaurs. Unlike the arcade and anime, Terry's chibi form has three claws instead of two. Like Tyrannosaurus, Carnotaurus, and Styracosaurus's models, the ridge of small spikes down his back in other media is missing, likely for rendering simplicity.

TCG Stats

Terry TCG Card

Terry TCG card (DKCG)

Terry(Battle Mode) TCG Card

Terry (Battle Mode) TCG card (DKCG)

  • Element: Fire
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 800 (700 in DKDS, SAS) (Terry), 1500 (Battle Mode)
  • Level: 1 (Terry), - (Battle Mode)
  • Life: 0 (Terry), 3 (Battle Mode)
  • Card Codes (Terry): DKPR-004, DKCG-150/160, DKTB-081/100, DKAA-079/100, DKBD-079/100, DKDS-079/100, DKTA-079/100, SAS-073/100, JCL-071/100
  • Card Rarities (Terry): Common (DKPR-SAS), Thai Common (JCL)
  • Card Codes (Battle Mode): DKCG-149/150, DKAA-080/100, DKBD-080/100, DKBD-096/100
  • Card Rarities (Battle Mode): Gold Rare (DKCG, DKAA), Silver Rare (DKBD), Colossal Rare (DKBD)
  • Other: Terry was introduced alongside Chomp in the Base Set before the other Special Dinosaurs, only having a Small form in Colossal Team Battle. While he continued having Small forms in every deck, Battle Mode was replaced by Dinotector starting in Dinotector Showdown. As a Special Dinosaur, his larger forms, Battle Mode and Dinotector, can only be summoned by being placed on his smaller form. A player can only include Terry in their deck if their Character card is specific Ursula or Dr. Z variants, or The Alpha Gang.
  • Abilities:
[Alpha Slash] (Terry (DKPR, DKCG, DKTB, DKAA, DKBD, DKDS))
You can only Dino Slash "Terry (Battle Mode)" by placing it on top of this Dinosaur.
[Pinch Hitter] (Terry (DKTB))
During your turn, when one of your other Dinosaurs battles, you can send this Dinosaur to your discard pile. If you do, use this Dinosaur's Rock-Paper-Scissors icon to decide which Dinosaur has to use a Move first.
[Assist] (Terry (DKAA))
When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur from your hand, all of your other Special Dinosaurs in play gain +200 Power until the end of the turn. (You can only use 1 [Assist] ability per turn.)
[Elemental Boost: Water] (Terry (DKBD))
If you have a Water Dinosaur in play when you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, draw 1 card.
[Dinotector On] (Terry (DKDS, DKTA, SAS, JCL))
If your Turn Counter is 4 or higher, you can Dino Slash "Terry (Dinotector)" by placing it on top of this Dinosaur.
[Special Assistance] (Terry (DKTA))
Fire Special Dinosaurs can use this card as a Super Move that gives +500 Power.
[Alpha Assistance] (Terry (SAS))
When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, you can reveal your hand. If you do and there are no Dinosaurs, choose a Special Dinosaur from your deck and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.
[Team Tactics] (Terry (JCL))
{translation uncertain} {When this Dinosaur is in a battle, you can search your deck for 1 Level 1 card with the name "Spiny" or "Tank", put them into your hand, and shuffle your deck.}
[Fire Master] (Battle Mode (DKCG, DKAA))
This Dinosaur can use all Fire Super Moves.
[Combo Bite] (Battle Mode (DKCG))
When this Dinosaur uses a Super Move and wins the battle, your opponent loses 1 extra Life Point.
[Loyal] (Battle Mode (DKAA))
While your Character is face up, this Dinosaur's Power is 1700.
[Fusion Master] (Battle Mode (DKBD))
When this Dinosaur uses a Fusion Move, it gains an extra +300 Power.


Dinosaur King

Terry is seen already in the Alpha Gang's possession in episode 1, implying his card had never been lost. He was summoned by Laura to scare Dr. Z and Ed for fun. He was later brought to attack Chomp in the D-Team's town, nearly beating him before Chomp used Electric Charge. He then goes on to defeat the wild-roaming Spiny and Tank, bringing them into the Alpha Gang for good.

By a slim margin over Spiny, Terry is the most-used Alpha Gang dinosaur, primarily used by Ursula. He is the most powerful of the main three Alpha Gang dinosaurs, a dangerous opponent actually proving himself to be stronger than the D-Team's main dinosaurs at times. He defeats a number of wild dinosaurs, and is the first and most common to defeat the D-Team's dinosaurs, but also gets beaten decently often by both them and wild dinosaurs. However, like the Alpha Gang's other dinosaurs, he seems to be more effective under Rod and Laura's control than the Alpha Trio's. When in his chibi form, Terry enjoys nibbling on Dr. Z's beard. Or arm.

Initially without Move Cards, Dr. Z restores Volcano Burst and Neck Crusher for him, them becoming his primary weapons. He becomes the Alpha Gang's most prolific Move-user, briefly acquiring Tag Team, borrowing Tail Smash from Spiny, being temporarily given Velociraptor's Multiple Move card, and being the guinea pig for using Fire Scorcher, though using it drained and defeated him. Left exhausted from Fire Scorcher in Full Scheme Ahead, Rod and Laura take him to Dr. Drake's vet clinic, leading to the eventual team up of the D-Team and Alpha Gang against Seth after he betrays the Alpha Gang.

In Dinosaur War!, he is summoned by Dr. Z, but his Alpha Scanner quickly falls into Dr. Taylor's possession, who has him use Volcano Burst in the Super Fusion Move that defeats Seth's Black T. rex after three hits. Having initially been turned into a card to preserve his species, he and the other dinosaurs are taken back to the future on the Backlander along with Rex, the Alpha Gang, and the Ancients

Mesozoic Meltdown

…but are forced back to the present by the attacking Spectral Space Pirates. In Alien Parent Trap, he and the Alpha Gang are kept locked up until Dr. Z's "fixing" the Backlander sends it uncontrollably crashing into the Cretaceous Period, where Terry is sent after wild dinosaurs, but is stopped by Chomp and several of the wild dinos.

He is later summoned to attack the Space Pirates' Torvosaurus, but Chomp and Ace had already defeated it before he arrived. In this pattern, he is used a dramatically reduced number of times throughout the season by the Alpha Gang and rarely to any good effect. He gets tripped and captured by the Roman army with a net (and forced into gladiator games for Dictator Sulla's entertainment), is defeated by Chomp when the Alpha Gang joins the 40 Thieves, then by a Space Pirate-controlled Genie, and twice by Maximus. In fact, his only pre-finale victory was against Edmontonia, the only time he defeated his opponent without being defeated himself.

Stemming from his (and the Alpha Gang's) greatly reduced presence in the series, he rarely used any Move Cards, only once using Volcano Burst against a dinosaur, the only Move of his reappearing from the first season. He gains Ultimate Fire with his DinoTector form, but only uses it once before the finale, and acquires Heat Eruption presumably from Mapusaurus' defeat to also only use once (and to no effect).

In the finale, he uses Magma Blaster in a 6-part Fusion Move to punch a hole in the outer shield of the Dark Pterosaur. When Maximus and Armatus use their Spectral Moves against him, he is saved by Spiny and Tank jumping in the way, but is defeated by defeating Gigas when their attacks collide. As he had been summoned by Seth's copied Stones to take part in the battle, however, he was forever locked out of being summoned pet-sized again, a condition begrudgingly agreed to. He and the other dinosaurs were again taken back to the future, this time on the recovered Space Pirate's ship.

Character Design


Both his English ("Terry") and Japanese ("Tirano/Tyrano/Tyranno", most sources are unclear on spelling) names are allusions to his genus' name, "Tyrannosaurus"; however, in Japan's alphabet the letter "Y" is absent and is replaced with an "I". Tirano also means 'Tyrant' in Spanish, the meaning of the root word of "tyranno-".


He doesn't seem to be particularly close to any of the Alpha Gang, though like the other dinosaurs is shown to like Rod and Laura better than the Alpha Trio. He has a strong rivalry with Chomp, his most recurring opponent. He is mostly used by Ursula, Dr. Z, or Rod.

Terry has proven to be a powerful fighter and dangerous foe, although apparently weaker than Chomp, having been defeated by many attacks that Chomp was able to withstand (though the Alpha Gang is often unable to keep their dinosaurs in peak condition due to many reasons, often food-related). While he can usually control himself, Terry has shown a darker part of his personality for at least the first episodes of the anime. This was especially seen in episode 1 and episode 6 when he tried to eat Chomp as a chibi and Maiasaura's egg, respectively. In addition, in episode 19 it is shown that Terry had a very destructive slope when he destroyed several of the exhibits in the museum, not stopping even when Dr. Z ordered him to, which either shows that he enjoyed this pointless destruction or wanted revenge because Dr. Owen had previously caused pain to his diseased tooth (or he's just poorly trained or didn't hear Dr. Z over all the crashing).

Even though Terry has a better relationship with the main D-Team dinosaurs in season 2, it can be assumed that they never really became friends. He got into fights a few more times with Chomp in particular, but in the end they were ready to work together as allies.


  • Ursula's arcade comments:
    • Original: らんぼうで言いつけを聞かないこまったちゃんだけど、ティラノちゃんは最強よ~ん!
    • Transcription: I'm worried he does not listen to me, but he is the strongest!
    • Taiwanese: 雖然很粗魯且不聽話,但暴龍可是最強的喔~!
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: Violent and disobedient, this dinosaur is always trying to rip Dr. Z's beard off.
  • His transformation sequence is different from the others because he begins by standing on the ground with the camera zooming out as opposed to floating forward towards the camera before turning and spinning upwards.
  • Unlike the other main dinosaurs, Terry is the only one that does not fight any of his other relatives from the tyrannosaurid family (only Daspletosaurus appearing), although he does fight the Black T. rex and Gigas, the two altered Tyrannosaurus that appeared in the anime.
  • Terry's first Move Card, Volcano Burst, was not called by its actual name in the English dub during its first usage, Ursula instead saying, "Go, Terry, fire!"
  • Like the stereotypical Tyrannosaurus, Terry has a strong rivalry with the Triceratops of the series, Chomp.
  • Unlike Spiny, the other large theropod, Terry is shown to be good in combat, as observed in many of his fights with the D-Team's dinosaurs.
  • Terry and Chomp are the only dinosaurs to be "saved" by other dinosaurs from being defeated, leading to the saver's defeat instead: Terry was saved by Spiny and Tank from Armatus's Spectral Stinger and Maximus's Spectral Punisher, and Chomp by Paris from the impact after Terry's Neck Crusher. Also, Tag Team's Pawpawsaurus, though it was tough enough to avoid defeat, repeatedly, as this was its Move Card function.
  • Alongside Chomp, Ace, and Paris, Terry is the most popular character in Dinosaur King, as he goes so far as to (likely illegally) appear on merchandise unrelated to the series itself (seen in Gallery).
  • Terry is the dinosaur with the most number of different dinosaur defeats in Season 1, which is 15, followed by Chomp who has 13.
  • Terry is the only Alpha Gang dinosaur to defeat all three of the D-Team's main dinosaurs (Spiny never defeated Paris, though helped set up for Tank defeating her once, and Tank never defeated Ace), and the only one of the 3 to defeat one of the Space Pirates' main dinosaurs without assistance from another dinosaur or Cosmos Stone (although he was defeated at the same time).
  • He is also the only main dinosaur to defeat both of the dinosaurs that would eventually become his allies. Spiny defeated Tank, though that was later and by technicality through a rebelling Futaba Super Cannon which also defeated him, while Terry defeated Spiny and Tank without Moves and before they were Alpha Gang dinosaurs; the D-Team's main dinosaurs never fought each other.
  • Normally while in his chibi form, Terry is shown to only have 4 teeth, but during his transformation sequence, his chibi is shown to have more teeth.
  • Terry being targeted first by the Spectral Space Pirates in the last episode by both Maximus and Armatus may suggest that he was the most feared dinosaur by the Space Pirates (though this is never confirmed, as they may simply have been aiming for the center of the crowd, where Terry was standing).
  • Terry is the only dinosaur whose DinoTector Armor color does not match with his Element color (in his case, Fire is represented as red, but Terry's armor is orange, and can appear yellowish when glowing, though all three colors can be seen in actual fire).
  • Terry has a habit of chewing on Dr. Z's beard, as first seen in episode 1.
  • The French version of the DKDS Terry card has a typo for the [Dinotector On] ability. Instead of allowing him to summon "Terry (Dinotector)", it allows him to summon "Chomp (Dinotector)".


Anime Gallery

Other Gallery


p · e · t Main Dinosaurs
D-Team: Chomp (Max) · Ace (Rex) · Paris (Zoe)
Alpha Gang: Terry · Spiny · Tank
Spectral Space Pirates: Brontikens (Spectre) · Gigas (Gabbro) · Armatus (Foolscap) · Maximus (Shear) · Eocarcharia (Goma)
Seth: Saurophaganax · Black Tyrannosaurus · Cryolophosaurus

p · e · t Fire Anime Dinosaurs
Season 1: Terry · Carcharodontosaurus · Acrocanthosaurus · Acrocanthosaurus/Alpha · Daspletosaurus · Saurophaganax · Mapusaurus · Tyrannosaurus/Black
Season 2: Terry · Torvosaurus · Torvosaurus/Armor · Yangchuanosaurus · Yangchuanosaurus/Armor · Terry/Armor · Mapusaurus · Mapusaurus/Armor · Carcharodontosaurus · Carcharodontosaurus/Armor · Rajasaurus · Rajasaurus/Armor · Gigas/Armor
p · e · t Fire Dinosaurs
Normal: Abelisaurus · Acrocanthosaurus · Albertosaurus · Alioramus · Carcharodontosaurus · Daspletosaurus · Eocarcharia · Giganotosaurus · Gorgosaurus · Mapusaurus · Metriacanthosaurus · Rajasaurus · Saurophaganax · Siamotyrannus · Tarbosaurus · Torvosaurus · Tyrannosaurus · Yangchuanosaurus
Altered/Armored: Acrocanthosaurus/Alpha · Alioramus/Super · Carcharodontosaurus/Armor · Daspletosaurus/Super · Eocarcharia/Armor · Eocarcharia/Super · Giganotosaurus/Alpha · Gigas · Gigas/Armor · Gorgosaurus/Alpha · Mapusaurus/Armor · Rajasaurus/Alpha · Rajasaurus/Armor · Rajasaurus/Super · Tarbosaurus/Super · Terry/Armor · Terry/Super · Torvosaurus/Armor · Torvosaurus/Super · Tyrannosaurus/Armor · Tyrannosaurus/Black · Tyrannosaurus/Super · Yangchuanosaurus/Armor
Main: Terry · Gigas

p · e · t   Gold Rare Arcade Dinosaurs
Fire: Tyrannosaurus (1st) · Mapusaurus (2nd)
Water: Spinosaurus (1st) · Ampelosaurus (2nd) · Isisaurus (3rd)
Lightning: Styracosaurus (1st) · Pentaceratops (2nd)
Earth:  Saichania (1st) · Euoplocephalus (2nd) ·
Grass: Parasaurolophus (1st) · Saurolophus (2nd) · Lambeosaurus/magnicristatus (3rd) 
Wind: Carnotaurus (1st) · Megaraptor (2nd) · Allosaurus/atrox (3rd)
Other & Exclusive: Acrocanthosaurus/Alpha · Chomp · Ace · Paris · Terry · Spiny · Tank · Saurophaganax · Tyrannosaurus/Black · Gojirasaurus · Eocarcharia
Armored: Chomp/Armor · Ace/Armor · Paris/Armor  Terry/Armor · Spiny/Armor · Tank/Armor · Eocarcharia/Armor