From 1989 to 1993, ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' aired on American free TV. Also in the 90s, several more or less official comics were released for young readers (and, unbeknownst to the House of Mouse, the growing ranks of dedicated fans). In January 2003, however, one guy from New York City outdid it all single-handedly when he published something he had worked on for three years: ''FanFic/OfMiceAndMayhem''.

It is a webcomic, or rather a web graphic novel: It follows a comicbook page layout and, unlike the serial format of most web fiction, the entire story--all 232 pages, including a front and back cover--was published at once.

Instead of throwing the show's concept over and making up something entirely new, ''FanFic/OfMiceAndMayhem'' picks up where the show left, and that is presumably after the episode "Good Times, Bat Times". Three of [[EnsembleDarkhorse the most popular one-shot characters]] have joined the Rescue Rangers (and been given an extra popularity boost), and this extra personnel, together with their individual abilities, is direly needed on the case the Rangers are thrown into, a case that doesn't only [[DarkerAndEdgier go beyond anything ever seen in official material]], but also takes several months to solve. Since the target audience isn't the same as the show's at that time, namely the first generation of fans who had all grown up by then rather than the kids who watched CDRR on Toon Disney, the author could increase the overall intensity by multiple notches.

While some accuse it of being a bad excuse for blatant {{Shipping}} promotion, most fans regard ''FanFic/OfMiceAndMayhem'' as one of the greatest creations ever done by a Rescue Rangers fan and "up there" together with the FanFiction epic ''Fanfic/RhymeAndReason''. It is often considered superior to the show as well as the official comics, both story-wise and drawings-wise, and it received fandom awards by the dozen.

[[http://cdrrhq.ru/comics/?author=Fischer&comics=mom_eng Click here]] to read this fan crafting (or view it on the comic's [[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Of-Mice-and-Mayhem/362610840482581?sk=photos_albums Facebook page]]). Prepare for a sleepless night or two after taking it in. [[note]]Sadly, the artist's original site, http://www.electricfishmusic.com/001.html, appears to be down permanently.[[/note]]

Fans will be delighted to know that the author ''is'' planning a sequel, but it won't be finished for some time.

!!''FanFic/OfMiceAndMayhem'' contains examples of:

* AnimalTesting: Nimnul did that in his lab in the {{Flashback}}.
* BaldOfEvil: Ferrante. In fact, even [[spoiler:Gadget]] when the chip's effect kicks in.
* BigBad: Dr. Snow.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Gadget]] plus a couple of nameless rat assassins.
* CannotSpitItOut: Both Chip and Gadget, but especially Chip. Although he is deeply in love with her, he'd rather wish her to find another mouse someday than to spend her life with someone from another species with whom she cannot have a family.
* ContinuityNod: Chip and Dale mention their past rivalries over girls, particularly Gadget. Dale is over Gadget by this point, but Chip jokes about missing the competitions and having to develop a crush on Foxglove just to retain it. Dale isn't amused.
** The body swap episode also gets referenced. [[spoiler: It actually becomes a plot point for the grand finale.]]
* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: Gadget confesses her love to Chip as he is lying before her unconscious after [[spoiler:having caught the poisoned dart with his body]].
* DarkerAndEdgier
* TheDragon: Ferrante.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt
* EveryoneKnowsMorse: Monty communicates with Chip this way at one point during a mission.
* {{Expy}}: Besides the [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers canonical Dan Rather]] expy Stan Blather; the first family is clearly a spoof of the [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clintons]], and [[spoiler:the Middle Eastern dictator Gagdet assassinated looks like Saddam Hussein.]]
* FirstKiss, TrueLovesKiss: Probably the most famous of 232 pages, did wonders on the fandom.
* FollowTheLeader: ''Of Mice and Mayhem'' was the first but not the last story in which Tammy is a nurse.
* FunetikAksent: Monterey Jack's extreme (yet fake) [[LandDownUnder Aussie]] speak.
* FurryFemaleMane: Subverted in that [[spoiler:the number one example of this trope, Gadget, spends most of the story shaved "bald"]].
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: [[spoiler:Snow and Ferrante are working for the U.S. government after all]].
* GovernmentConspiracy: What most of the story is about.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: The attempted liquidation of [[spoiler:Chip]].
* INeedToGoIronMyDog
--> '''Gadget:''' I think I left the thingy on the whatzit....
* InterspeciesRomance: Well, this is bordering on a shipping fic. The pairings are Chip×Gadget and Dale×Foxglove.
* ImportantHaircut: Gadget.
* InnocenceLost: Gadget has to overcome her, albeit brief, past as [[spoiler:an assassin and even having killed a human under mind control]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:The Arabian dictator whom Gadget kills]] ''really'' deserves it.
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: When Gadget meets Chip at the White House, the other Rangers stay back for a very good reason.
* LegoGenetics: Gadget discovers that [[spoiler: the time Nimnul mixed up the Rangers' DNA left her genetically compatible with chipmunks.]]
* LoveHurts: Chip and Gadget.
* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:Gadget as the MAP]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Gadget after realizing what she had done under mind control]].
* MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes: [[spoiler:Happens to Gadget while the poisoned dart is closing in on her]]. Albeit [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] with the words "Oh- Here comes the 'Life Flashback'"
* NonHumansLackAttributes: Of course this always applied to Chip and Dale [[spoiler: but Gadget has a few nude scenes in which whatever she might have is covered with fur as she explains herself.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Gadget]].
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: President Logan, the President Personable who is actually unaware of the GovernmentConspiracy.
* PoliceAreUseless: To be expected in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' FanFic, but the FBI team that raided Nimnul's lab in the {{Flashback}} was [[AvertedTrope quite efficient]], as are police forces later on in the story.
* RightOnTheTick: The mind control chip makes [[spoiler:Gadget go and kill a leader]] at 9 o'clock unless [[spoiler:she]] is sedated well enough. The Rangers experience this behavior first hand the morning after the rescue.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Gadget is wearing a dress and a new hairdo when she comes to take Chip home, mind you she has been wearing dresses in the show for disguise purposes only.
* ShoutOut: The first daughter shares her first name with TressMacNeille (voice of both Chip and Gadget on the series).
** And then there are Tress's [[{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] plush, a poison [[GeniusBonus named after a Roland music workstation]]...
** Roy Batty, the leader of the movie-addicted bat clan, is named after Rutger Hauer's character, the sort of BigBad, in ''Film/BladeRunner''. The bat in question might indeed have watched ''Film/BladeRunner'' once too often and decided to adopt the name.
** Gadget felt the need to [[VideoGame/StarFox do a barrel roll.]]
** Tress has a ''PowerpuffGirls'' T-shirt.
* ShrineToTheFallen: Gadget's room is left as-is and not repurposed.
* SpoilerOpening: The cover gives away several key scenes in advance.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Chip takes the poisoned dart fired at Gadget]].
* ThePowerOfLove: Gadget is [[spoiler:a mind-controlled assassin, captured by two killer rats, a poisoned dart is shot at her from a rifle]], and Chip comes to save her.
* TimeSkip: Number one occurs between [[spoiler:losing Gadget and finding a possible trail to her]], number two skips [[spoiler:Chip's healing time in Washington and Gadget's therapy at home]].
* TrojanHorse: Chip and Dale's cage.