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While I cannot confirm anything at all, it is (probably incorrectly) written on wikipedia (which is unreliable) that Redclaw is a relative of the sharptooth from the first movie.


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I wouldn't be surprised if he was. But I guess we'll have to wait and find out for sure if it's true or not.


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I share your scepticism on the reliability of Wikipedia in matters such as this one Noname.
Moreover there is no indication of close relationships among Sharptooth relatives in LBT. We have Chomper's family and that's about it. I don't see any of the LBT movies supporting the image of sharptooths' social life (with the exception of Chomper of course) going beyond the innermost family circle.


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Some who suport the T-Rex as a hunter theory, say that T-Rex's often hunted in family groups, much like packs. It's more plausible to say that Redclaw is Sharptooth's brother or cousin, than for him to be Sharptooth himself.
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Regardless if a T-Rex was united as a family or a loner, I don't think this has much effect on whether or not Redclaw could be related to the original sharptooth. Last I checked, a close family bond is not needed to have relatives.


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In which case it wouldn't matter at all whether or not the two sharpteeth were related (as far as the plot is concerned). Unless the two sharpteeth cared about each other the death of one wouldn't have much of an effect on the other.
Another point is that, even if we assume the two were related, Redclaw probably wouldn't know about the other sharptooth's fate. All living witnesses of what happened at the pond are too busy runing away from him to tell him about it.


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Redclaw could've known his "relative" was heading towards the great valley, or Chomper or Chomper's Parents could've told him about Littlefoot and the gang killing his brother.
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If Redclaw is indeed related to the original sharptooth, he might recognize his relative's body if he found it in the water. I don't know how he would connect this to Littlefoot, and and the rest of the original five though.


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Redclaw could've known his "relative" was heading towards the great valley, or Chomper or Chomper's Parents could've told him about Littlefoot and the gang killing his brother.
I wonder if Littlefoot or any of the others ever even told Chomper about this. Does Chomper even know about the fate of Littlefoot's mother? It sure wouldn't be an easy topic for them to talk about.


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It might come up, they're friends and there's a lot of their daily lives that we don't know about
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Quote from: Malte279,Mar 3 2007 on  03:50 PM
Moreover there is no indication of close relationships among Sharptooth relatives in LBT. We have Chomper's family and that's about it. I don't see any of the LBT movies supporting the image of sharptooths' social life (with the exception of Chomper of course) going beyond the innermost family circle.
Ahh, this reminds me of some species of animals which only come together to raise their young, and then split up again when the offspring have grown up and gone on their way.



Interestingly enough, we've never seen a 'pack' of villains in LBT, really. Even raptors, who are usually depicted living in packs (ala Jurassic Park), are only shown in ones or twos in LBT. I think the most sharpteeth we've ever seen at one time is...3? (Correct me if I'm wrong, it's very early in the morning and I'm still half asleep lol)

I suppose this could be because the writers couldn't think of a good story on how the LBT characters could plausibly defeat a very large group of sharpteeth.


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Actually we see a whole pack of Raptors in LBT 5, they're like 4 or 5.
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Ahh, this reminds me of some species of animals which only come together to raise their young, and then split up again when the offspring have grown up and gone on their way.
According to the BBC Series walking with dinosaurs T-Rex didn't even wait till that. It was just mating and then Daddy was gone again. Sauropods are not supposed to have hatched their eggs either but more or less left them to themselves. Pterosaurs... well, let's not get into that. I'm not sure about Stegosaurs, but from the scientific point of view the only one to have a good chance of some kind of two parent family life would be Ducky.
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I think the most sharpteeth we've ever seen at one time is...3?
:yes In LBT 10. But they didn't make a herd either, but ran into each other by coincidence (as was the case with the two sharpteeth in LBT 6).
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I suppose this could be because the writers couldn't think of a good story on how the LBT characters could plausibly defeat a very large group of sharpteeth.
Perhaps the writers realize that there is not some kind of "war" going on between sharpteeth and leafeaters. They are not out to kill each other for hatred, but for "the circle of life" so to speak.
A larger flock of sharpteeth would need a larger amount of prey to support themselves. They would have to kill more and before long a herd of sharpteeth would probably empty a hunting ground which would have supported a single or a few sharpteeth for a long time. Moreover I suppose their aggressive nature is working against any plans of the big sharpteeth to team up in large herds. The problem is not the same for the smaller raptors who don't need as much prey as the larger carnivores.
It would not make any sense, it would even be harmfull for the large sharpteeth to team up in large groups.
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Actually we see a whole pack of Raptors in LBT 5, they're like 4 or 5.
In the opening scenes?
There were four in LBT 3 too (one of whom was knocked out relatively early so we saw just three for most of the time).


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Sorry, I meant 3, must've missed the key
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