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Dino Riders

What was it about

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The Valorians were a peaceful race that had lived in harmony until the evil Rulons came and attacked them. The Valorians tried to escape from the Rulon assault and attempted to use their "Space Time Energy Projector" (S.T.E.P.) to do so, however something went wrong and they ended up being sent back through time to the age of the dinosaurs. Unbeknownst to them the Rulons in the spaceship Dreadlock were also sent back through time when the S.T.E.P. was activated. The Valorians, led by Questar, after making planet-fall use their AMP necklaces to telepathically communicate with the dinosaurs they come across and befriend them. The Rulons, led by their leader Krulos, on the other hand used brainwashing devices known as brain-boxes to control dinosaurs for their own ends. The Rulons then launched an attack on the Valorians, who call upon their dinosaur friends to assist them in fighting back. After successfully defeating the Rulons, the Valorians declare themselves to be the Dino-Riders. In regard to the dinosaur (and other animal) species present, the series is extremely anachronistic, showing late Cretaceous species like Tyrannosaurus rex alongside species from earlier eras, including the Permian genus Dimetrodon, which lived 200 million years earlier, before dinosaurs existed.


Good Guys

Dino riders  Questar headshot


The fearless leader of the Dino-Riders, Questar is strong-willed and courageous. Questar is an easy person to get along with but at the same, has no problems giving out orders and effectively commanding his people. Questar has no qualms about asking for assistance and is often aided by his top officials including Ikon, Vector, Mind-Zei, and Astra.

Dan Gilvezan voice of Questar

Voiced by: Dan Gilvezan. Born October 26, 1950. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Dino riders Mind-Zei headshot


A wise old warrior, Mind-Zei makes up for his blindness with his sixth-sense. Despite not being able to physically see his surroundings, Mind-Zei can detect anything or anyone around him, friend or foe. Mind-Zei is well versed in martial arts and can hold his own with just about any Rulon out there. The grandfather of Serena, Mind-Zei is a compassionate man that frequently offers helpful advice to Questar.

Peter Cullen voice of Mind-Zei

Voiced by: Peter Cullen. Born July 28, 1944. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Dino riders Yungstar headshot


A young and free spirited Dino-Rider, Yungstar is always looking for action. Whether it's battling Rulons or racing through the plains on his Deinonychus, Yungstar is ready. Yungstar sometimes lets his pride get in the way of things and is often getting into some sticky situations because of it. Though not always patient, Yungstar is forever dedicated to the good cause.

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Dino riders Serena headshot


Young and attractive, Serena has the ability to heal other beings, whether human, alien, or animal. Serena can sense when others are in trouble and often puts her own life on the line in order to save them. The granddaughter of Mind-Zei, Serena is both compassionate and battle-tested.

Noelle North voice of Serena

Voiced by: Noelle North. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Dino riders Turret headshot


A “Mr. Fix It” of sorts, Turret is a technician and scientist. Turret is in charge of the S.T.E.P. crystal and can easily modify it to adapt to the changing needs of the Dino-Riders. Although extremely important to the Dino-Riders team, Turret often has a low self-esteem because he is not typically involved in the day-to-day battles with the Rulons.

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Dino riders Gunner headshot


A hardened war veteran, Gunner is a high-ranking Dino-Rider official. Gunner has endless combat experience and is often assigned to training other Dino-Riders on the finer points of tactical maneuvering and artillery use. Gunner is often stubborn and is used to the old ways of doing things. Beneath his rough exterior, Gunner is a kind-hearted person that would gladly put himself in jeopardy to save his comrades.

Peter Cullen voice of Gunner

Voiced by: Peter Cullen. Born July 28, 1944. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Dino riders Llahd headshot


As the youngest Dino-Rider, Llahd often finds himself in compromising positions because of his curiosity. Sometimes defying direct orders, Llahd is just as courageous as any of the other Dino-Riders and wants nothing more than to one day be in the full heat of battle.

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Dino riders Tagg headshot


An able, mid-level official, Tagg is both likeable and battle-tested. Often instructing other Dino-Riders during training exercises, Tagg can make short work of mountainsides and boulders with his faithful Pachycephalosaurus.

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Dino riders Ikon headshot


One of Questar’s top advisors, Ikon is a statistician and pragmatist. With the help of his staff, Ikon can answer Questar’s questions within seconds and in doing so, he does not attempt to sugar coat anything. Ikon frequently calculates the probability of success for Questar’s plans. Of all the Dino-Riders, Ikon seems to have the least personality. However, his contributions to the Dino-Rider team cannot be overstated.

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Dino riders Aero headshot


A competitive rival of Yunstar, Aero is aptly named for his flying ability. He can maneuver a Quetzalcoatlus better than anyone, although Yungstar may beg to differ. While not as reckless as Yungstar, Aero is no less of a daredevil and will frequently show off his skills.

Cam Clarke voice of Mario

Voiced by: Cam Clarke. Born November 6, 1957. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Dino riders Vector headshot


Another one of Questar’s top advisors, Vector functions as a general contractor of sorts for the Dino-Riders camp. With his computerized wrist strap, Vector can assess Dino-Rider projects, including infrastructure repair and camp expansion.

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Dino riders Tark headshot


Tark is a high-ranking Dino-Rider official. Questar frequently consults with Tark on a number of important matters and his years of experience and vast amount of knowledge have earned him the respect of his peers.

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Dino riders Astra headshot


The leader of the Commandos, the special forces military unit of the Dino-Riders, Astra is a hardened war veteran. Astra used to teach at the Valorian University and even had Questar as a student at one time. Astra is an excellent military strategist and knows how to effectively lead his group of commandos to success when extremely difficult situations require their assistance.

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Dino riders Bomba headshot


A member of the elite Commandos, Bomba is an explosives expert. Bomba can set charges in strategic locations in order to remove large pieces of land and make appropriate clearings.

Peter Cullen voice of Bomba

Voiced by: Peter Cullen. Born July 28, 1944. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Dino riders Kameelian headshot


A member of the elite Commandos, Kameelian is a master of disguise. Kameelian specializes in surveillance and reconnaissance. A survival expert, Kameelian can blend in with almost any surrounding and his unique abilities provide immeasurable assistance to the Dino-Riders.

Rob Paulsen voice of Nick

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen. Born March 11, 1956. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Dino riders Glyde headshot


A member of the elite Commandos, Glyde is a master of flight who feels more at home in the sky than on land. Equipped with his hang glider, Glyde can expertly navigate through the air and provide both reconnaissance and artillery cover.

Frank Welker voice of Glyde

Voiced by: Frank Welker. Born March 12, 1946. Image via IMDb.

Dino riders Faze headshot


A member of the elite Commandos, Faze specializes in artillery. He is fully equipped with rockets and other cool weapons and is an ace when it comes to firing them. Free spirited and often carefree, Faze is cool cat that can still hang with lions.

Rob Paulsen voice of Faze

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen. Born March 11, 1956. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Dino riders Rok headshot


A member of the elite Commandos, Rok is a mountain man and hiking expert. With his advanced equipment, Rok can navigate just about any mountain and feels right at home following trails in the woods.

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Bad Guys

Dino riders Krulos headshot


The evil leader of the Rulons, Krulos is a frog-like being that has one goal on his mind – world domination. In order to do that, Krulos must first eliminate the Dino-Riders, a task that he is happy to oblige. Krulos would like nothing more than to destroy his rival, Questar. Krulos runs a tight ship and rules by fear. None of his soldiers dare challenge his authority and anyone that does is forced to quickly rethink such a thought.

Frank Welker voice of Krulos

Voiced by: Frank Welker. Born March 12, 1946. Image via IMDb.

Dino riders Rasp headshot


One of Krulos’ top generals, Rasp is the leader of the Viper group. This slithery snake is both vicious and slick. While not the most powerful and certainly not the bravest, Rasp is battle-tested and effective. Rasp often attempts to usurp Krulos’ power and often feels that he is charge when Krulos is not around.

Frank Welker voice of Rasp

Voiced by: Frank Welker. Born March 12, 1946. Image via IMDb.

Dino riders Hammerhead headshot


Another one of Krulos’ top officials, Hammerhead is the leader of the Sharkmen. Hammerhead is a very strong and capable general that can battle with the best of them. Hammerhead is less outspoken than Rasp but is arguably more capable and beneficial to the Rulon cause.

Charles Adler voice of Hammerhead

Voiced by: Charles Adler. Born October 2, 1956. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Dino riders Antor headshot


One of Krulos’ generals, Antor is the leader of the Antmen, a group of strong workers that make up for their lack of intelligence with their work rate and endless loyalty. Antor often vies for second in command status with Hammerhead and Rasp but typically does not get much recognition. Antor often has to be the one to put things in perspective when Rasp and Hammerhead argue over who the better general is.

Peter Cullen voice of Antor

Voiced by: Peter Cullen. Born July 28, 1944. Image via Behindthevoiceactors.

Dino riders Krok headshot


Of all of Krulos’ generals, Krok seems to be the most competent and mature. He doesn’t get into arguments with the others about who the better general is and instead focuses on serving his master, Krulos. Krok has pledged his undying loyalty to Krulos and will stop short at nothing in order to make Krulos happy.

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Dino riders Lokus headshot


Another low-ranking Rulon official, Lokus does whatever is asked of him. Although not quite as prominent as the other troops, Lokus is still willing to function as a small cog in the Rulon machine.

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Season 1



After years of peaceful existence on the distant planet Valorie, Questar and his people were forced into battle. The power of their STEP crystal ripped a hole in the fabric of time, sending them back to prehistoric Earth. Unaware that at the same moment the evil Emperor Krulos, was plotting to capture the STEP crystal with his own grotesque Rulon forces. And so, the battle continues in a new place and time with Dino-Riders.



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