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Therizinosaurus is a dinosaur that only appears in Dino Crisis. Regina will only encounter them in the Facility B3 area, note that she could be defeated by them easily.

Physical Description Edit

In the game, a Therizinosaurus owns massive sharp claws on each hand, short snout, and stiff body that allows it to withstand damage from Regina's weapons. Its sharp talons can and will send Regina's health to its lowest, and in some occasion the Therizinosaurus can perform an instant-kill attack.

Gameplay Edit

Dino Crisis Edit

Regina defeated by Therizinosaurus

The Therizinosaurus throw Regina's corpse away if she is defeated.

Therizinosaurus has large and strong jaws which it can use to pick Regina and throw her against walls or the floor. They often hunt in pairs and are extremely tough. Therizinosaurus is something of an upgraded raptor, and will often be found in large corridors where raptors were more commonly found.

Therizinosaurus Attack

A Therizinosaurus attacks Regina in a corridor

It should be noted that Therizinosaurus can sometimes follow Regina into other rooms if she runs away from them with them chasing her. Most notably, the corridor on floor B3 that leads into the room with the passage way to the docks. Therizinosaurs will follow her into this area if she runs away and they give chase.

If the player meets one, escaping is recommended because they have high resistance to many different weapons. However, if faced with an unavoidable fight, the player's best weapon choice is any kind of grenade round or darts (in the case the player ever saves a few). However, in the second corridor, the security laser shutters (in the area shown in the previous screenshot.) can be used to trap them by tricking them into following Regina and running around the Therizinosaurs when they reach the other side and closing it behind them. This will get them stuck and they will be unable to attack Regina on the other side. They should remain there for the rest of the game or until Regina opens the shutters again.

In Real LifeEdit

Therizinosaurus were in reality quite harmless herbivores of much greater proportions. Therizinosaurs grew up to 40 feet long and had potbellies. They did have long claws (that were about the length of the average human arm) like their in-game counterparts but didn't use them to hunt prey, but merely to grasp vegetation and defense against predators.

However the monster seen in the game was made much smaller (to fit inside the narrow corridors of the facility) and much more dangerous. However, Therizinosaurus is relatively new to paleontology (discovered by Evgeny Maleev in 1948), and back during development of the first game, much less was known about the strange dinosaur.

Therizinosaurus are large herbivores that are known to have lived in Cretaceous period in Mongolia and China.

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