- Species: Parasaurolophus
- Name: Paris (パラパラ Parapara)
- Meaning of Name: From her ability of dancing by following music rhythm
- Owner: Zoe Drake (D-Team)
- Attribute: Grass
- Sign: Paper
- Power: 1600
- Technique: 700
- Paper (Critical): 630
- Rock/Scissors: 460
- Super Counter Type (Japanese 2007 series; Taiwanese Series 2)
- Recovery Type (Japanese Happy Set Meal Edition combined card)
- Card Rarity: Gold
- Altered Forms: Super Paris, DinoTector Paris
Like all anime dinosaurs except Black Tyrannosaurus, her card was only available in Japanese and Taiwanese versions but can be used in English arcade.
- 2007 2nd Edition (AN03-竜; Super Counter Type)
- 2007 3rd Edition (AN09-竜; Super Counter Type)
- Promo edition (AN11-竜; Super Counter Type)
- Non-sale McDonald Happy Set Meal Non-Sale Edition (Combined Card CC-03; combined with character Zoe and 3 moves: Two Platoon Crush, Emerald Garden & Metal Wing; Recovery Type)
- Series 2 2nd Edition (AN03-龍; Super Counter Type)
- Series 2 3rd Edition (AN09-龍; Super Counter Type)
- Attribute: Grass
- Owner: Zoe Drake (D-Team)
- Debut: Battle at the Pyramids
- Dinosaurs Defeated: Terry (through Seismosaurus), Spiny, Tank (through Seismosaurus), Altirhinus (through Seismosaurus), Supersaurus (by defeating Altirhinus), Suchomimus, Black Tyrannosaurus (as part of Fusion Move), Shunosaurus, Diceratops, Tuojiangosaurus (with Tupuxuara), Anhanguera (through Tupuxuara), Maximus, Armatus (with Chomp and Ace), Apatosaurus (with Chomp and Ace)
- Altered Forms: DinoTector Paris
- Other: She was found in Alberta, Canada, alongside Ace. Of the D-Team's three main dinosaurs, she is the least-used, despite having some of the strongest Move Cards. Paris ate the Green Cosmos Stone when she first fought against Maximus.
- Nature's Blessing
- Paris heals herself and/or other dinosaurs to their maximum potential. This is Paris' first Move Card. Paris never used it for herself; she commonly uses it on Chomp, once on Ace, and tried to use it on Styracosaurus, but Terry attacked Paris before she could heal Styracosaurus.
- Metal Wing
- 3 Pteranodon fly in and slice your opponent with their wings! In the first series, this is the Move Card Paris uses the most. She mostly uses it to defeat Spiny.
- Stomping Hammer
- Paris leaps into the air and rams the opponent into the ground. It was obtained in Escape from Zeta Point, and was only used twice, first against Spiny, and unsuccessfully against Terry in Carnival of Chaos. It is the only Normal Move Card used in battle by the D-Team.
- Big Foot Assault
- Seismosaurus comes and stomps the opponent into the ground. It was obtained in The Big Apple Grapple, where it defeats all three Alpha Gang dinosaurs and saves Dr. Owen when he falls off the Statue of Liberty. The following episode, it is used to counter Super Impact's Supersaurus. It was last used to move the Alpha Gang's crashed rocket to help Reese land her plane.
- Green Impulse
- 8 Tupuxuara come and steal your opponents energy. This was obtained after Chomp defeated Shantungosaurus, who used Green Impulse. In the anime, it is usually used like Tupuxuara Dive, where a single Tupuxuara just attacks without stealing the opponent's energy. However, it was used correctly against Gigas (though with only 7 Tupuxuara), and used "more correctly" than normal against Tuojiangosaurus.
- Emerald Garden
- Paris uses this against Shunosaurus in Desperately Seeking Spartacus, and later in a combo move against Maximus and Armatus. A garden springs up around your opponent, draining their energy and giving it to you (the garden does not appear in the attack against Maximus and Armatus). It was modified by Dr. Z to become stronger. Emerald Garden was also used to prevent the lava from a volcano from reaching a village in Ancient China.
- "Spring Awakening"
- This "power" was mentioned by Max in Dinosaurs of the Caribbean while talking to Jim about Paris' powers. Nothing more than the name is known about it, nor even if it is an actual Move Card, another name for a known Move, or a non-Move ability (somehow). It is never seen nor is it mentioned again, and no other anime, arcade, TCG, or DS Game Move Card has this same name.
- Ultimate Leaf
- Paris is surrounded with leaves, then rams into the opponent. This is Paris' ultimate move, and requires Element Boosters. It was first used against Diceratops, and was last used against Bronto. It was also the first move card to defeat one of the Spectral Space Pirates's altered dinosaurs, specifically Maximus.
- Attribute: Grass
- Sign: Paper
- Power: 1600
- D-Team Slash (Paris (DKTB, DKAA, DKBD, DKDS))
- You can only Dino Slash "Paris (Battle Mode)" by placing it on top of this Dinosaur.
- Pinch Hitter (Paris (DKTB))
- During your turn, when one of your other Dinosaurs battles, you can send this Dinosaur to your discard pile. If you do, use this Dinosaur's Rock-Paper-Scissors icon to decide which Dinosaur has to use a Move first.
- Assist (Paris (DKAA))
- When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur from your hand, all of your other Special Dinosaurs in play gain +200 Power until the end of the turn. (You can only use 1 [Assist] ability per turn.)
- Elemental Boost: Wind (Paris (DKBD))
- If you have a Wind Dinosaur in play when you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, draw 1 card.
- Dinotector On (Paris (DKDS, DKTA, SAS))
- If your Turn Counter is 4 or higher, you can Dino Slash "Paris (Dinotector)" by placing it on top of this Dinosaur.
- Special Assistance (Paris (DKTA))
- Grass Special Dinosaurs can use this card as a Super Move that gives +500 Power.
- D-Team Assistance (Paris (SAS))
- When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, you can reveal your hand. If you do and there are no Dinosaurs, choose a Special Dinosaur from your deck and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.
- Instant Revival (Paris (Battle Mode) (DKTB))
- When this Dinosaur uses a Super Move and wins the battle, you can Dino Slash a Dinosaur from your discard pile.
- Loyal (Paris (Battle Mode) (DKAA))
- If your Character is face-up, this Dinosaur has 1700 Power (from 1500).
- Fusion Master (Paris (Battle Mode) (DKBD))
- When this Dinosaur uses a Fusion Move, it gains an extra +300 Power.
- Attribute: Grass
- Other: Paris can be accessed by using a specific code on the Stone Circle after beating Dr. Z and his Tyrannosaurus, Mapusaurus and Saurophaganax.
Paris' Japanese name, Parapara, is an allusive pun on to the word "Para Para," a popular type of synchronized group dance in Japan that was also used in the Japanese openings and endings. Zoe gives her this name because her fondness for dancing to music, seen in all the times she can be found singing to music.
In the English dub, Zoe names gives her the name Paris. The name is pun on her species name, Parasaurolophus. By coincidence, her name is also an allusion to the city of Paris, France, where the D-Team would go soon after to retrieve a dinosaur.
In the beginning of Dinosaur King's airing in the US, Paris' name was often disputed by fans regarding how it was spelled (mainly the reason was lack of information on the character's name at the time). Because her name is a pun on Parasaurolophus, and the given insight in Battle at the Pyramids, some fans thought the name was spelled Paras instead of Paris. However, the 4Kids website confirmed that it was spelled "Paris".
Relationship with Zoe
Her card is found by Dr. Owen alongside Ace's at a dig site in Alberta, Canada, from which it is shipped to the D-Team in Japan, allowing Zoe to teleport with Rex to Giza, Egypt, and assist Max against the Alpha Gang in Battle at the Pyramids.
After this, she becomes the D-Team's least-used dinosaur and least-offensively based fighter. When she does battle, she mostly ends up using her Grass Move Cards to summon other dinosaurs to fight for or with her, like Pteranodon from Metal Wing and Seismosaurus from Big Foot Assault; it is through them that she acquires most of her dinosaur defeats.
When the Backlander is forced back to the present, she returns to Zoe and continues to follow the D-Team on their adventures in the second series.
She gains several new battle Move Cards and DinoTector Armor, making her more of a combat fighter, though she is still rarely used on her own unless Zoe is isolated from Max and Rex.
With the other main dinosaurs, she helps in the battle against the Dark Pterosaur in Fate of the Cosmos, helping to break through the outer shell and to defeat Armatus, Maximus, and Apatosaurus. Again, she and the other dinosaurs were taken back to the future, this time on the Space Pirates' ship
- Zoe's arcade comments:
- Original: 長いとさかがキュートでしょ。わたしの教えた歌をじょうずにハミングだってできるのよ！
- Translation: Her long crest is cute. She can even humming the song I taught!
- As stated above, Paris is the only dinosaur in the D-Team to use a Normal Move Card, Stomping Hammer, in battle. (Chomp used Tag Team, but he wasn't battling.)
- Paris is the first dinosaur to defeat one of the Spectral Space Pirates's altered dinosaurs (in her case, Maximus), and the only one to do so alone while surviving the battle (Terry and Gigas defeated each other at once, and all other times were combo attacks).
- She is the only main dinosaur not to beat a dinosaur that is strong to her Element; in her case, Wind Dinosaurs.
- Paris is one of the dinosaurs that has fought some of her relatives (such as Maiasaura and Shantungosaurus).
- Despite being a female, Paris has a crest that looks more like that of the popular perspective of a "standard" male Parasaurolophus (likely because it was the standard species model used for the arcade and thusly was transferred over to the anime unaltered). There is also no visible sexual dimorphism (other than slight size variants, which might partly reflect age) in scenes when herds of the same type of dinosaur are seen.
- This is actually supported with fossil evidence, as all Parasaurolophus with shorter curved crests are classified as a distinct species that is only found in rocks older than any longer-crested individuals, supporting their being a species as opposed to a gender.
- Paris can also use her crest as a weapon. Her call has been used several times to stun or distract the opponent.
- Despite not being as powerful and Chomp, Paris has been able to defeat all three Alpha Gang Dinosaurs with just one Move Card (Big Foot Assault).
- Given how is her voice slightly similar to that of Max's voice, it's possible that Paris could be voiced by Veronica Taylor.
- Paris seems to be the weakest physically of the group. This is suggested in the episode Child's Play, as when Paris saves Chomp from falling by jumping between him and the wall, she immediately turns back into her card when she had only been sitting on the sidelines.
- In the Black Dinosaur Rampage (DKBD) card series, there is a misprint on her Battle Mode card. It says the scene shown on the card is from "Ep. 39 - Mythical Mix Up". While the scene is from Episode 39, that episode is actually Beast or Famine.
- Sometimes during her entrances and when she does "Natures Blessing", her roar from the Japanese version can be heard.
- Paris' Japanese roar can be heard the most out of any other dinosaur in the English dub.
- Although Parasaurolophus, like other hadrosaurs, was capable of standing bipedally, Paris' chibi form is only shown as walking quadrupedally.
|p · e · t||Main Dinosaurs|
|D-Team:||Chomp (Max) · Ace (Rex) · Paris (Zoe)|
|Alpha Gang:||Terry · Spiny · Tank|
|Spectral Space Pirates:||Brontikens (Spectre) · Gigas (Gavro) · Armatus (Foolscap) · Maximus (Sheer) · Eocarcharia (Goma)|
|Seth:||Saurophaganax · Black Tyrannosaurus · Cryolophosaurus|
|p · e · t||Grass Anime Dinosaurs|
|Season 1:||Paris · Maiasaura · Pteranodon · Altirhinus · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Saurolophus · Iguanodon · Fukuisaurus|
|Season 2:||Paris · Pteranodon · Paris/Armor · Shantungosaurus · Shantungosaurus/Armor · Tupuxuara · Lanzhousaurus · Lanzhousaurus/Armor|
|p · e · t||Grass Dinosaurs|
|Normal:||Altirhinus · Anatotitan · Brachylophosaurus · Camptosaurus · Charonosaurus · Corythosaurus · Edmontosaurus · Fukuisaurus · Iguanodon · Lambeosaurus/lambei · Lambeosaurus/magnicristatus · Lanzhousaurus · Leaellynasaura · Maiasaura · Muttaburrasaurus · Olorotitan · Ouranosaurus · Parasaurolophus · Prosaurolophus · Saurolophus · Shantungosaurus · Tsintaosaurus|
|Move Card:||Minmi · Muraenosaurus · Oviraptor · Pteranodon · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Tupuxuara|
|Altered/Armored:||Altirhinus/Super · Corythosaurus/Super · Iguanodon/Alpha · Iguanodon/Armor · Lambeosaurus/Alpha · Lanzhousaurus/Armor · Muttaburrasaurus/Super · Ouranosaurus/Alpha · Parasaurolophus/Armor · Parasaurolophus/Super · Paris/Armor · Paris/Super · Saurolophus/Black · Shantungosaurus/Armor · Shantungosaurus/Super · Tsintaosaurus/Super · Tsintaosaurus/Alpha|
|p · e · t||Gold Rare Arcade Dinosaurs|
|Fire:||Tyrannosaurus (1st) · Mapusaurus (2nd)|
|Water:||Spinosaurus (1st) · Ampelosaurus (2nd) · Isisaurus (3rd)|
|Lightning:||Styracosaurus (1st) · Pentaceratops (2nd)|
|Earth:||Saichania (1st) · Euoplocephalus (2nd) ·|
|Grass:||Parasaurolophus (1st) · Saurolophus (2nd) · Lambeosaurus/magnicristatus (3rd)|
|Wind:||Carnotaurus (1st) · Megaraptor (2nd) · Allosaurus/atrox (3rd)|
|Other & Exclusive:||Acrocanthosaurus/Alpha · Chomp · Ace · Paris · Terry · Spiny · Tank · Saurophaganax · Tyrannosaurus/Black · Eocarcharia|
|Armored:||Chomp/Armor · Ace/Armor · Paris/Armor Terry/Armor · Spiny/Armor · Tank/Armor · Eocarcharia/Armor|