Once upon a time the coolest dinosaurs were T-Rexes. They were huge, vicious killing machines. They were like the Great White Sharks of the Cretaceous Period. But... they had those tiny little girl arms. It was... hard to get past those. And everyone said they were dumb as rocks.
Then Jurassic Park came out, and it changed the dinosaur world forever. It was the first time I, or anyone I knew, had ever heard of velociraptors. They were like man-sized T-Rexes, but with useful arms, giant talons, and able to outwit a Kenyan big game hunter. They were perfect. They were like dino-ninjas.
These things gained such a reputation for their smarts, they even spawned a meme. Well, their smarts and compatibility for a clever rhyming pun.
Then at some point they tried telling us that 'raptors had feathers.
|I was against this.|
|But I'm better with this.|
In short: Everyone loves a soulless killing machine. That's why we even felt the need to upgrade: