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Dinosaurs we would Like #21 - Oviraptor



Simultaneously very popular and often misunderstood by how it’s represented, Oviraptor has shown up everywhere and all over. The “egg thief” was actually nothing of the sort, but in fact a caring parent that carefully brooded over their egg filled nests. Unlike its family members from North America, Oviraptor itself was a carnivore, and it’s sharp toothless beak would’ve sheared meat and prey apart as well as being able to crush mollusks and small turtles. It’s scope of predation didn’t reach too high though as it was fairly small at 2 meters (6.3 feet) long and 77 pounds; thus it would’ve been at risk to the large predators of the late Cretaceous Mongolian deserts like Alioramus. It was a contemporary with Velociraptor, and Oviraptor would’ve been a dangerous opponent to the turkey sized raptor when they crossed paths. Oviraptor notably had a light but full feather coat and a small pygostyle, or feather fan, at the end of its tail, along with a forward pointing head crest that would’ve been brightly colored. It’s eye sight was excellent, and it would’ve spent its days carefully scanning the desert dunes for prey, water, and threats to its egg clutch.

Interesting facts:

  • Oviraptor’s specific name philoceratops means “ceratopsian lover.” This is because when it was discovered in 1924 it was thought the eggs it was found with were stolen from a Protoceratops nest. It was identified to be the Oviraptors own nest however; and the reptile mother was actually killed by a Protoceratops while desperately trying to ward it away from trampling it’s nest. The mother’s skull was crushed in the struggle, and the eggs never hatched because she was gone; only to be found 75 million years later.
  • Oviraptor had a close relative that was larger and lived a couple million years later called Citipati. Citipati was found in near perfect condition, and because of this it’s been used as an example of how Oviraptor would’ve looked since Oviraptor remains are very fragmentary. Every Oviraptor in movies, games, pictures, books, and more you’ve probably ever seen is actually Citipati!
  • Fossil Oviraptor hatchlings have helped scientists greatly understand dinosaur growth as they age. The baby theropods show that their bones remain unfused until maturity to relieve any stresses and properly grow to be strong and hardy as they are older.
  • It’s name means “Egg Thief.”

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Thief (uses whatever move your opponent used last time they moved, I.e Stego go thagomizer and you go thief, you use thagomizer)
Cooldown: 1

Oviraptor (Epic)

HP: 3350
Damage: 1125
Speed: 130
Armor: 0%
Critical: 10%

Stealing damage (x1) (increases damage and decreases opponent’s by 17.5% for 3 turns)

Stealing Critical Chances (x1.5) (increases the critical chance and decreases the opponent’s by 22.5% for 2 turns) [Cooldown: 1]

Stealing Life (x2) (Increases your life by 25% and decreases your opponent’s life by 25% for 1 turn) [Cooldown: 2] [Delay: 1]

Hippity hoppity your eggs are now my property

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I remember a book where Oviraptor’s name was changed to reflect its true nature…I don’t remember the book title OR this new name though

Rarity: Epic

Health: 2720

Damage: 1310

Speed: 130

Armor: 0%

Critical: 5%


Minimal Speed Strike


Impact and Run

Can someone please buy a nose for her?



Rarity: Epic
Animations: Megaraptors (New family)


  • Health: 4000
  • Attack: 1400
  • Speed: 125
  • Armor: 0%
  • Crit: 5%


  • Evasive strike
  • Distracting rampage
  • Theft
    Nullify, deal 0,5x damage, increase the Stats that your opponent have increased


Health: 3000
Damage: 1500
Speed: 130
Armour: 0%
Critical: 5%

Evasive Nullification
Distracting Impact
Impact and Run

Yes I always wanted an Oviraptor, Monominimus design reminds me a bit a it.

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