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Fast Biters (The Time of the Great Giving)
Fast Biter Pack
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Info
Gender

Male (at least one individual)[1]
Unknown (others)

Color

Copper, with dark brown stripes

Eye color

Yellow

Species

Velociraptor[2]

Food

Meat

Voice actor

Frank Welker[2]

First appearance

The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving

Last appearance

The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving

That! And that!

— Mutt pointing at the sharpteeth, telling Hyp what else is new

A pack of four Sharpteeth (Velociraptor) appear in The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving, as the antagonistic forces. The main antagonist may be the leader of the pack, whichever one it may be.

Character

Appearance

These sharpteeth differ from the Tyrannosaurus in the previous two films. They are much smaller and much faster than the larger theropods. They are also quite inaccurately depicted. They are correctly depicted with three-fingered hands (unlike most of the other dromaeosaurids in the series), but they lack the birdlike feathers that dromaeosaurs were known to have, and they are also larger than the real-life Velociraptor.

History

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The possible leader of the Velociraptor pack

A pack of four Velociraptor appears during the climax, not long after Hyp is rescued from a tar pit in The Mysterious Beyond, and is reprimanded by his father for getting into danger. They come down from the hills to prey upon the group of dinosaurs. On of the raptors tries to attack Grandpa Longneck, but the Longneck moves aside and hits the raptor into the air with his tail. It lands on Daddy Topps' head, and he throws it into the air, sending it sliding down a rock wall. It snarls back at them, but it is then knocked out and possibly killed by a falling stone. The raptor stays incapacitated for the remainder of the fight and eventually dies.

The leaf eater children are guided away from the battle by Hyp's Father, while the other adults attempt to fend off the other three marauding dromaeosaurs. Grandpa fights a couple of them off with his tail, and Littlefoot turns back, fearing for his safety, but Hyp's father tells him to keep running. The raptors soon get past Mutt's father, and leave the area and chase after the search party. The children comes across a large rock wall in a small valley, where the raptors await them. A standoff between the sharpteeth and the adults begins, though only shortly, as the cliff collapses not long afterwards, sending every leaf eater and fast biter down to the valley below.

A good deal of the adults are knocked unconscious by the sudden collapse of the rock wall, and so do the raptors. However, they quickly wake up and close in on the herbivores. Hyp's father attempts to stop the carnivores from making a meal out of the other grownups, and Hyp distracts them away, even managing to get all three of the raptors to knock heads. The other adults regain consciousness, and Grandpa Longneck hits away all three raptors. When Hyp runs up the dam the kids had run up to escape, he steps on a rock, causing it to hit one of the raptors (possibly the leader) on the head, and Topps rams it from behind, sending it into a wall. This causes rocks to fall on it, including one hitting it on the head, taking it out of the fight for the time being.

The other two subordinates then try to climb up the dam of rocks to reach the children. The children, attempting to aid the adults, manage to push a large boulder onto all three of the remaining dromaeosaurs, causing rocks to bury them, though they very quickly emerge from the rocks. The adults continue to fight the sharpteeth as the three of them slowly move towards them. With the collapse of the dam, however, water begins to flood the narrow valley in which the characters are located. The herbivorous dinosaurs manage to escape the rush of water, though the raptors are ultimately washed away, they become relocated to a different area of the Mysterious Beyond.

Trivia

  • Though there are intially four raptors involved in the fight, the first attacker was knocked out and possibly killed by a falling rock early on. Even if it had survived, it likely would have drowned in the surge of water in the climax of the fight.
  • They are the first major Fast Biters to appear in the franchise, although the term was only concepted in the television series, well after the release of The Time of the Great Giving.
    • They are also the first and, as of yet, only definite depictions of Velociraptor in the franchise.
  • Unrealistically, they suffered no injuries and kept coming back during the fight; a common trait associated in most of the Sharpteeth in the Land Before Time franchise, but no battle in the series was this unrealistic, as they came back on a very high number of occasions.
  • There is an error with the sharpteeth's positions when the adults recover. Grandpa Longneck knocks three of the fast biters away from where they were standing, and then they appear in the same place they were before they were knocked away by Grandpa's tail.
  • The updated version of the original "Sharptooth Encounter" theme from The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure is used for the first time when these sharpteeth attack. It is used a couple of later sequels, primarily when the Plated Sharptooth attacks in The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island and when the Sailback Sharptooth attacks in The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers, though only briefly in the latter film.

Gallery


References

  1. Petrie refers to an individual as a 'he'
  2. 2.0 2.1 The sharpteeth are revealed as Velociraptor and voiced by Frank Welker in the credits.



Sharpteeth in The Land Before Time, in order of appearance:
Characters
Sharptooth (character) | Chomper | Chomper's Father | Chomper's Mother | Fast Biters (The Time of the Great Giving) | Dil | Swimming Sharptooth (Journey Through the Mists) | Swimming Sharptooth (The Mysterious Island) | Sharptooth Flyer Family (The Mysterious Island) | Plated Sharptooth | Meanest Sharptooth | Fantasy Sharpteeth (Lone Dinosaur Song) | Browridge Sharptooth | Canyon Sharptooth | Fast Biters (The Stone of Cold Fire) | Sharptooth (The Big Freeze) | Sharptooth Swimmer (Journey to Big Water) | Belly Dragger (The Great Longneck Migration) | Sharptooth Pack (The Great Longneck Migration) | Fast Biters (Invasion of the Tinysauruses) | Sailback Sharptooth | Hookthumb Sharpteeth | Red Claw | Screech and Thud | Fantasy Sharpteeth (Rhett's Story) | Fast Biters (The Lonely Journey) | Sharptooth Family (The Lonely Journey) | Belly Draggers (The Amazing Threehorn Girl) | Female Sailback Sharptooth | Sharptooth Mom | Featherhead Sharpteeth | Horned Sharptooth | Minor Sharpteeth |
See Also
Main families


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