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The Big One
Velociraptor antirrhopus 2

Appearances

Jurassic Park</small>

Species

Velociraptor

Role

Raptor Leader
Park Attraction

Status

Deceased

Died

1993

"When she looks at you, you can see she's working things out."
Robert Muldoon's final words in the film(src)

The Big One (nicknamed by Robert Muldoon) was the alpha-female of the Velociraptors in Jurassic Park, as well as the main antagonist of the movie.

Though her name may suggest that she is the largest raptor in her pack, there is no evidence that Stan Winston Studio nor Industrial Light and Magic made one of the raptors in Jurassic Park larger or with unique physical traits than the others. Her name may just be a reference to the fact that she is the leader of her pack or in other words "the big one in charge".

Biography

Origins

All Velociraptors, including the Big One, were initially bred on Site B. Eight raptors were transported to Isla Nublar, the site of InGen's upcoming Jurassic Park theme resort.

Rise to Leadership

When the Big One came in she took over the pride and killed all but two of the other raptors. She commanded her two remaining subordinates to attack the security fencing. Muldoon claimed that in comparison to the other raptors, the Big One had an extremely high problem-solving intelligence, remembering the location of certain weak spots in the fencing and where feeders would come to feed the animals.

As a result, the raptors had to be transported into a special holding pen to be fed by an automated feeding system.

Breakout

When the power was cut by Dennis Nedry during the Isla Nublar Incident, Nedry's computer confirmed that the Raptor pen was still active, as Nedry knew full well how dangerous the Raptors were. Later, when the staff decided to reboot the power to purge the computer system of Nedry's virus, it inadvertently shut down the fences in the Raptor's holding pen as well. Unknown to the survivors, the three Raptors broke out of confinement.

None of the raptors survived. It is unknown if the Big One was killed by the Tyrannosaurus or locked-up in the kitchen.

Known Kills

  • 5 Velociraptors (pre-film)
  • 1 cow

Movie Quotes

  • "They show extraordinary intelligence, even problem-solving intelligence. Especially the big one. We bred eight originally, but when she came in she took over the pride and killed all but two of the others. That one... when she looks at you, you can see she's working things out." - Muldoon

Trivia

  • Dr. Laura Sorkin, in Jurassic Park: The Game, makes reference to the Big One's escape attempt in her journal: I am getting so sick of Hammond! I can't believe he ordered ANOTHER group of Raptors to this island from Site B after what happened last time!

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