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The 2015 Isla Nublar Incident is the second catastrophe to impact Isla Nublar and the Jurassic Park project. With the creation of a hybrid dinosaur named the Indominus rex by the genetics company InGen for Masrani Global Corporation's theme park Jurassic World, the hybrid specimen breaks loose and proceeds to cause property damage and many deaths to both people and animals throughout the park.
In response to their park's dwindling visitors, Masrani Global approved the creation of a genetically modified hybrid. Two years later, Simon Masrani, CEO of Masrani Global, revealed the hybrid now named Indominus rex to the public on his blog, causing ticket sales for Jurassic World to skyrocket. There were two Indominus rex initially created, but one of the I. rex killed her sibling for unknown reasons. Vic Hoskins, Head of Security, was behind the creation of the Indominus rex, and wanted to use the hybrid for military purposes.
However, problems surrounded the Indominus rex even before it was fully grown. In addition to killing its sibling, it grew to proportions that exceeded initial estimates, forcing the opening of the attraction to be delayed 7 months while the creature's paddock was altered and strengthened to accommodate it. To make matters worse, the I. rex began to anticipate where the handlers would bring food and after an incident where a handler nearly lost an arm, a Terex RT 450 crane was used instead. Further concerns were also raised after it attempted to break the glass of the viewing gallery, but despite all of this, the park's owners continued to advertise the attraction.
Just before the incident started, Gray and Zach Mitchell, the nephews of Jurassic World's general manager Claire Dearing, visited the dinosaur park and were inside it when the incident occurred. The Indominus rex was raised well in captivity and was fed three times a day. However, because she had no social connections with other members of her species, had never imprinted on anybody, and was basically in isolation all of her life as the only member of its species, the hybrid became deranged and very unstable.
The incident began when Claire and raptor trainer Owen Grady arrived at Paddock 11 so that Owen can investigate the paddock for any flaws. Claire ordered a piece of steer to be released to lure the Indominus into view for Owen to see, but she didn't appear and the thermal readers don't pick up her heat signatures. Owen noticed scratches on a nearby wall and they feared that she climbed out of her enclosure. Claire rushed back to the control room as she could track the I. rex through her tracker which all the dinosaurs have. Owen, paddock supervisor Nick, and worker Ellis enter the paddock to investigate. Claire called the control room to have Lowery and Vivian find the I. rex. In the Control Room, Lowery Cruthers and Vivian Krill, to their horror, saw that the Indominus was still in her paddock and informed the three to get out. Unfortunately, the I. rex revealed herself and blocked their exit, forcing them to the big gates of her paddock killing Ellis in the process. Simon Masrani ordered the paddock doors to be closed, but the I. rex broke the door before they could do so. However, Owen managed to hide under the Terex crane. The hybrid proceeded to seek out and kill Nick, who had attempted to hide behind a pick-up truck, and began to search for Owen. In an attempt to mask his scent, Owen cut the crane's fuel line; though the hybrid came close to discovering him, the smell of gasoline confused it and it stormed away, leaving a very shaken Owen behind.
Claire returned to the control room, where Vivian attempted to put the park on alert for the escaped Indominus rex, but Simon Masrani stopped her as he saw no reason to tell the public about the dinosaur on the loose for he felt that the Asset Containment Unit could recapture her without causing an unnecessary panic. At the same time, Owen's friend Barry was informed of the I. rex escaping and, being told of it as well, Hoskins decided to use the developing chaos to his advantage and show off what the Indominus was capable of and called an associate, saying they now had an opportunity. Soon Owen barged into the control room demanding to know how the I. rex managed to escape only for Claire to write it off as a possible "technical malfunction" though Owen says the Indominus was intelligent enough to claw its paddock wall to make them think she escaped when she hadn't. Owen was agitated by the sight of the ACU carrying non-lethal weapons and Masrani trying to justify that it's because of the $26 million invested in the Indominus. Owen demanded that the ACU be called off but Claire told him that he was not in control.
The ACU tracked the Indonimus rex, only to find she clawed out her tracking device. Then the hybrid revealed its ability to camouflage and attacked without warning, killing Katashi Hamada by crushing him under its foot. Attempts to stun it with cattle prods failed when it accidentally struck Cooper with its tail while seizing Craig and throwing him at a tree branch, killing them both. Austin tried to subdue it with a net launcher, but its struggles to free itself caused Lee's death when a toppled tree crushed him. Breaking free, the I. rex roared loudly before knocking Meyers and another trooper away with its tail and snatching and devouring Spears as he tried to flee. As Austin and another trooper dragged an injured comrade to safety and Meyers fled into the jungle with her surviving comrades, Miller fired at the creature with a bullpup shotgun in an attempt to kill it, but the shots had no effect and Miller was eaten whole.
In the control room, having witnessed the team's heart monitors wink out one by one, a furious Owen demanded that Claire should order an evacuation of the island but Claire could only express concern for the park's reputation. Owen states that since the Indominus was raised in complete isolation and is now seeing the outside world for the first time, she will try to learn her place in the food chain and kill everything that moves. Then he tells them to have the ACU use live ammunition and arm the helicopter with their M134 to kill the I. rex. Due to families being in the park, Claire is against turning it into a warzone but Owen says it's too late for that and tells Masrani to speak to the scientists in the lab. While unsure, Claire decides to evacuate the northern part of the park where the I. rex would break into once she arrived. Masrani later went to the labs on Owen's advice to interrogate Dr. Wu about the I. rex, where it was revealed that several things had been added to the creature to make it meet Masrani's demands though he did not reveal that it was really intended to be a military weapon. Furious at the subterfuge, Masrani ordered that all experiments be ceased immediately and that Wu would face the company's board of directors, citing that he had committed numerous crimes against nature by combining so many deadly features into one animal.
Meanwhile, Gray and Zach boarded Gyrosphere 07 just seconds before the ride was ordered to be shut down due to the I. rex. Ignoring the order to return the Gyrosphere to the station, the two make their way to the restricted area through a hole ripped in the gate. After learning from her assistant Zara Young that Zack and Gray ran off, Claire called Zack and learned the boys were in the Gyrosphere Valley. Claire tells the park rangers to bring her nephews back as their top priority, but the rangers have their hands full with other missing guests so Claire decided to go find the boys herself and enlisted Owen's help. The Indominus rex later encountered the Gyrosphere with Gray and Zach in it. At first she was cautious about the strange vehicle but eventually attacked. She kicked it into the paths of three Ankylosaurus who used their clubbed tails to smash the vehicle away in panic. Inside the overturned vehicle, Zach and Gray watched as one of the Ankylosaurs made a brave stand against the hybrid before being flipped over and killed. The hybrid then turned her attention to the Gyrosphere, she pierced the Gyroshere's glass, but the kids managed to escape the Gyrosphere before the Indominus rex demolished it. The kids fled, but were trapped at a waterfall. Seconds before the hybrid could snatch them, both jumped off the waterfall and tricked the creature into thinking they had drowned. Owen and Claire then went on to try and find Gray and Zach using a Mercedes 05. They came across a wounded Apatosaurus that slowly died and five other dead ones. Because the Indominus rex didn't eat them, Owen concluded that the hybrid was killing for sport.
Then an InGen Contractor and several InGen soldiers arrived by boat and met with Hoskins. Unknown to them, Barry was watching them and tried to alert Owen via radio but couldn't reach him. Owen and Claire then came across the destroyed Gyrosphere 07. Some point later Zack and Gray found the remains of the Visitor Center that was built for the cancelled Jurassic Park. While exploring the abandoned Visitor Center, they stumble upon a vehicle garage containing the two Jeep Wrangler Staff Vehicles used to transport John Hammond and the endorsement team to the visitor center. Meanwhile, Vivian, Lowery, and Masrani continued to monitor the movements of the Indominus as it kept moving toward the park since it can sense thermal radiation and all the visitors were gathered at Main Street due to the emergency measures. Vic Hoskins entered the control room and proposed to Masrani the use of Owen's Velociraptors to kill the I. rex, only for Masrani to refuse Hoskins' solution, deciding to handle the situation personally.
Zack and Gray successfully get Jeep 29 working again after replacing the battery and refueling the jeep using fuel from a damaged Jurassic World vehicle that was in front of the visitor center and use it to return to Jurassic World. Owen and Claire soon went to the cancelled Jurassic Park and found that Gray and Zach already recently left the visitor center in a Jeep. They prepare to follow their trail only to be found by the I. rex which began attacking them but broke off her attack after spotting a helicopter flying overhead. Claire then alerted the control room of the dinosaur's location.
After the Asset Containment Unit team failed, Masrani's private helicopter, JW001, was outfitted with a heavy machine gun and ordered to hunt the Indominus rex, with Masrani himself piloting it. Eventually, they found her, but the hybrid evaded them by ramming into the Jurassic World Aviary. JW001 was attacked by 3 Pteranodons, killing two ACU Troopers and causing it to crash into the Aviary next to the Indonimus rex, killing Masrani in the process. The Indominus rex then fought the Pteranodons and Dimorphodons for a short period.
The Pteranodons and Dimorphodons, scared, flew out of the Aviary then attacked the Main Street area, killing or injuring several visitors and park personnel, which was witnessed by Zach, Gray, Claire, and Owen. In the ensuing chaos, Zara was snatched by a Pteranodon and dropped into the Jurassic World Lagoon. The lagoon's resident Mosasaurus responded by attacking and killing the Pteranodon, inadvertently killing Zara in the process. Owen and Jurassic World Security worked together to bring the Pteranadons and Dimorphodons down to protect the tourists. Owen was nearly killed by a Dimorphordon before Claire took a rifle and used it to save Owen from the Dimorphodon by hitting it with the butt of the rifle before shooting it. Then Hoskins used Masrani's death to carry out a coup d'état and take control of the park and dismissed the control room staff, but Vivian and Lowery stayed. As more InGen soldiers arrived to the island by helicopter, Lowery warned Claire about the company board assigning emergency operations to InGen Security and Hoskins' plan to field test the Velociraptors and use them to hunt the Indominus.
By nightfall, Hoskins was in full control with InGen Military helping him with his plan. While he and his team were preparing to release the raptors, Owen, Claire, Zack, and Gray arrived at the Raptor Paddock. Furious with Hoskins trying to exploit the raptors behind his back, Owen slugged him in the face with a left-hook, with Claire telling Hoskins that he wanted the incident to happen, but Owen was eventually forced to relent on the condition that they do the operation his way. Owen, Barry, and Leon released their Velociraptors, Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo, to hunt down the Indominus rex. However, it was revealed that the hybrid was part raptor and therefore able to communicate with the raptors, becoming the Alpha of the pack, and told them to attack the humans. The Velociraptors killed almost the entire team of soldiers. After killing a soldier, Charlie looked up to see Owen and realized who he is before she was killed by a rocket from a soldier. A soldier returned to the raptor paddock attempting to escape, but was killed by Delta as he told Claire to get away with the boys. Blue attacked Barry, but before she could kill him, Owen caught her attention and lured her away. As Claire was transporting Zach and Gray, they were attacked by Blue, Echo, and Delta, but managed to escape and reunite with Owen and Claire called Lowery and told him to call in a chopper.
Meanwhile, Dr. Wu was having the lab evacuated when he got a call from Hoskins telling him the mission went awry and that he's taking everything off-site. Even though Dr. Wu told him the dinosaur embryos can survive for 8 weeks on the backup generators, Hoskins says the park will be Chapter 11 by morning, and their project will be shut down and he doesn't want a bunch of lawyers messing around with something beyond their understanding. Hoskins asks Dr. Wu if he understands but Wu stays silent, and Hoskins takes his silence as a yes. Back in the control room, the InGen personnel packed up and left. Vivian approached Lowery and told him a ferry was available for evacuation but he chose to stay behind and Vivian left. At the same time, the InGen contractor helped Dr. Wu escape the island via helicopter with the embryos and his research on hybrids. The surviving mercenaries also escaped.
Claire, Zach, Gray, and Owen eventually made it back to Main Street. In the Innovation Center, as they were running toward the control room to meet up with Lowery, Claire noticed the lab had been emptied. Seeing the door to Dr. Wu's private lab was open, they entered it and found several tanks containing small hybrid creatures such as a lizard with teal furry scales and a pink two-headed snake. Then they found Hoskins and several other InGen soldiers packing things into a cold storage container. Hoskins told them about his and Dr. Wu's collaboration with InGen Military to ensue the company's future and create hybrid dinosaurs as weapons of war, as well as his belief that nature exists to be exploited by man rather than a power that should be respected and not be meddled with. However, Delta appeared and attacked and killed him. The survivors left the building only to be surrounded by the Velociraptors. However, Owen managed to regain his spot as Alpha as the Indominus rex entered Main Street. Blue attacked first but was knocked aside. Delta and Echo then attacked the Indominus rex too on Owen's call. However, Gray soon figured out that they needed more teeth to kill the hybrid, so Claire ran off to T. rex Kingdom to release the old T. rex that stayed in her paddock throughout the incident. She contacted Lowery in order to open the T. rex's paddock. While reluctant, he opened the paddock after Claire "made it personal" after his initial refusal to do so.
Eventually the Indominus rex killed Delta and Echo despite their valiant efforts. The hybrid then resumed attacking Owen, Gray and Zach, but Owen protected them. Meanwhile, Claire used a flare to lure the tyrant out of her enclosure. The Tyrannosaurus rex followed Claire to Main Street, where the Indominus rex was, smashing through the ornamental Spinosaurus skeleton and challenging the hybrid via a colossal roar. They both sized each other up before they fought. The Tyrannosaurus had the upper hand at first but the Indominus rex managed to overtake her. When the Indominus was about to kill her, Blue appeared and attacked the hybrid. Then both dinosaurs fought the Indominus rex, smashing her into several buildings and, utilizing their combined strength, managed to injure her and push her into the fence around the lagoon. The hybrid got back up, but the Mosasaurus emerged from the nearby water and dragged the hybrid into the lagoon, finally killing it. After the battle, the Tyrannosaur and Blue looked at each other before the larger animal walked away from the park, tired and injured but not beaten. Blue then looked at Owen one last time before heading off on her own into the wild as well. Lowery then shut down the control room and left the island.
The next day, the four made their way to a hangar in Costa Rica with the other Jurassic World survivors. Gray and Zach were reunited with their parents and Claire reconciled with her sister, Karen Mitchell. Claire and Owen then left together, their relationship possibly restarted after the events. Back on Isla Nublar the T. rex made her way to the helipad of the Control Center and roared in triumph while surveying the destroyed Jurassic World, once again wild on Isla Nublar. The park was abandoned following the devastating incident.
The incident resulted in the worst financial crisis the Masrani Global Corporation had seen, resulting an emergency board meeting. Richard Wiesner, COO of Masrani Global, wrote an urgent memo regarding this board meeting and told the investors of his company not to panic.
- 1 Asset Containment Team
- Vic Hoskins†
- InGen Contractor
- InGen Soldier†
- J. Levin†
- G. Batoon†
- T. Alexander†
- J. Sutherland†
- 2 squads
- 1 trooper†
Jurassic World employees
- Claire Dearing
- Henry Wu
- Owen Grady
- Simon Masrani†
- Zara Young†
- Flight Instructor
- 1 herd containing 6 individuals†
- 4 adults
- 1 adult†
- 4 adults
- Multiple flocks
- many adults fell into the lagoon†*
- Multiple flocks
- Indominus rex
- 1 sub-adult†
- 1 adult
- 1 herd
- Multiple flocks
- many adults fell into the lagoon†*
- Multiple flocks
- 1 herd
- 1 herd
- Tyrannosaurus rex
- 1 adult
[*] means that the number of animals killed or even if they were killed is undetermined.
- ↑ Colin Trevorrow on Twitter
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jurassic World
- ↑ Masrani Fiscal Year 2013 Report
- ↑ Masrani CEO's Blog
- ↑ Masrani Fiscal Year 2014 Report
- ↑ CinemaBlend - Judy Greer May Have A Bigger Role In Jurassic World Than Expected (2015, January). Retrieved from http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Judy-Greer-May-Have-Bigger-Role-Jurassic-World-Than-Expected-69375.html.