Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Black Tyrannosaurus (Black T. rex/Black T-Rex in the English anime; Black Tyranno in the Japanese anime) is a giant altered version of Tyrannosaurus created and controlled by Seth by resurrecting a perfect fossil, being the first season's final antagonist.


Arcade Stats[]


Black Tyrannosaurus arcade card (Japanese 2007 4th Edition+)


Anime Stats[]

Black T-Rex card (best and only)

only view of Black T. rex's anime card seen onscreen

Move Cards[]

Fire Scorcher
The Black T. rex summons a giant meteor in its mouth and launches it at its opponents, which crashes down with a fiery explosion! This Move drains the energy of most dinosaurs who try to use it, but the Black T. rex was altered so as to not be affected by this. Though usually a one-hit KO, the Black T. rex was never actually seen defeating a dinosaur with it, instead nearly missing several dinosaurs (and people), and the 14-part Super Fusion Move managed to break through it in a head-on collision, even Jonathan managing to stop it with his bare (android) hands and continue to function for several seconds longer. What happened to the Move's card after the Black T. rex's defeat isn't specified.

TCG Stats[]

Tyrannosaurus black TCG card

Black Tyrannosaurus TCG card (DKBD)

  • Element: Fire
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 2500
  • Level: 6
  • Life: 4
  • Card Code: DKBD-001/100, DKBD-091/100, DKT1-002/004
  • Card Rarity: Gold Rare (DKBD), Colossal Rare (DKBD), Colossal Exclusive w/ texture (DKT1)
  • Image From (DKBD): Ep. 48 anime scene
  • Image From (DKT1): cropped 07 4th+/S2 4th/New 4th arcade card
  • Abilities:
[Dark Bite] When this Dinosaur attacks, it gains [Bite: 3] until the end of the battle. (When it wins a battle, your opponent loses 3 extra Life Points.)
[Black Dinosaur] Before you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, you must send 2 Fire Dinosaurs in play to your discard pile. This Dinosaur can't use Fusion Moves.


The Black T. rex was created by Seth using a fossil of a Tyrannosaurus stolen from a dig site in Full Scheme Ahead, and had been revived by the end of the next episode.

In One Final Move!, he was unleashed on the D-Team's city. He withstood hits from Lightning Spear and Volcano Burst without being affected, forcing the D-Team's dinosaurs and Terry to retreat, but Seth called him back because his energy was running lower than expected after the test run. After Saurophaganax was defeated and reclaimed by the D-Team, Seth supercharged the Black T. rex using Stones copied from the D-Team's stolen Dino Holders and set him out against the D-Team and Alpha Gang inside the Backlander.

After the cliffhanger into Dinosaur War!, he was lured into an elevator and led out onto the top of the Backlander, where he was faced with a collection of dinosaurs (that mildly varied between shots) in a desperate attempt to defeat him. He nearly beat Terry simply by swinging his tail, then defeated Maiasaura, Ceratosaurus, and Megaraptor by kicking them, and shook off Daspletosaurus's Fire Bomb (possibly defeating him off-screen), launching a Fire Scorcher attack that barely missed Paris, and that Jonathan jumped in front of to stop it from hitting Rex. (During this time, it may have defeated Euoplocephalus by unknown means off-screen, as that dinosaur is no longer shown for the rest of the battle or during the Super Fusion Move despite having a Move Card.)

After adding the Secret Dinosaurs delivered by Jonathan to their force, a Super Fusion Move formed by Ace's Cyclone, Paris's Nature's Blessing (for some reason…), Allosaurus's Mayfly, Fukuisaurus's Emerald Garden, Spiny's Shockwave, Tank's Earthquake, Ampelosaurus's Aqua Vortex, Pachycephalosaurus's Laser Ray, Stegosaurus's Spike Arrows, Saurophaganax's Magma Blaster, Therizinosaurus's Gyro Claw, Megalosaurus's Zero G Throw, the Deinonychus trio's Spinning Attack, and Terry's Volcano Burst was launched at the Black T. rex. The attack was intercepted by Fire Scorcher, but it broke through and hit him, dealing some damage but not enough, though it did seem to interfere with the Backlander's usage of the copied Stones Seth had made. After a second hit from the Fusion Move, Black T. rex was visibly exhausted with large amounts of steam coming from it but was still not defeated, worsening the problem with the Backlander's power circuits. After a third direct hit, the Black T. rex was finally defeated, but instead of turning into a card, it broke apart into purple-glowing black strands of energy and dissipated.


  • Seth's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: オレが作り出したきゅうきょくの恐竜だ。すさまじいパワーの前にはDキッズなどてきではない!
    • English: I've created the ultimate dinosaur! The D-Team is no match for this dinosaur's tremendous power!
    • Taiwanese: 我所創造出來的終極恐龍。在他強大威力之下,D-Kids根本不是敵人。
  • It and Isisaurus are the only arcade dinosaurs that have zero Technique, balancing their high damage output with the unlikely activation of various Move Card effects.
  • Its arcade card data are marked with "?" except for the meaning of its name.
  • It is the first and only anime-based arcade dinosaur card released in the English version, being the tenth and final for the Taiwanese version. While it is the tenth and final "AN"-series anime card in the Japanese version, other Pterosaur Legends-based anime cards will be released with other series codes, "DT" (DinoTector) and "JA" (Jark Armor).
  • It is the largest dinosaur in the anime due to its alteration. While its exact size isn't specifically stated, by being compared to other anime dinosaurs, it looks to be at least 100 feet long or more, although it is shown to be only slightly bigger than a normal Tyrannosaurus in the arcade game (likely so the dinosaur could fit on the screen). A promotional magazine for the Japanese anime seems to imply it is just over 3 times as long as a regular Tyrannosaurus, up to 135 feet.
  • It is the only dinosaur to survive being hit by a Fusion Move (Gigas stopped the "Fusion" Move of Spiny and Tank's Ultimate Moves before it hit him).
  • It shares its anime dub roar with Saurophaganax's original roar (its Dueling Dinos and Full Scheme Ahead appearances, but not after).
  • It is the only dinosaur not to turn back into a card when defeated, instead being destroyed and fading into strands of purple energy, likely due to its resurrected nature, though it could still be recalled to a card by its summoner with a standard Fire Dinosaur's red glow before this.
  • It was created when Seth took a perfect Tyrannosaurus skeleton and used its DNA to synthesize a more powerful version of a Tyrannosaurus. Interestingly, bringing dinosaurs to life from fossils is exactly how the D-Team collects ordinary dinosaurs in the DS game.
  • Despite it not being shown to defeat Daspletosaurus (he was merely flung away as he tried a Fire Bomb on him and never seen again) or Euoplocephalus (vanished off-screen when the other dinosaurs are shown again battling Black T. rex), it's quite possible it did as both dinosaurs are not shown with the others at the end when the Super Fusion Move happens with all the other surviving dinosaurs, despite both having Move Cards to contribute to it. But other than that, Maiasaura, Ceratosaurus, and Megaraptor are the only dinosaurs to be shown defeated by Black T. rex as they revert back into their cards on-screen.



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 Black Dinosaurs
Anime/Arcade/TCG: Tyrannosaurus/Black
TCG only: Spinosaurus/Black · Pentaceratops/Black · Saichania/Black · Saurolophus/Black · Megaraptor/Black

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