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 a fan work he had created over the course of three years: ''Of Mice and Mayhem''.

It is a WebComic, or rather a [[WebComic Web]] GraphicNovel: 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, ''Of Mice and Mayhem'' 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 (giving at least two of them 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—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 ''Of Mice and Mayhem'' as one of the greatest creations ever done by a Rescue Rangers fan and "up there" together with Mike Demcio's FanFiction epic ''Fanfic/RhymeAndReason''. It is often considered superior to the show as well as the official comics, both story-wise and artwork-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.

!!Of Tropes and Mayhem:

* EightiesHair: Gadget's [[FurryFemaleMane famously poofy blond mane]] is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when she returns with a more modern hairstyle.
* 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 "A Fly in the Ointment" also gets referenced. It actually becomes a plot point for [[spoiler: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: To be expected from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' FanFiction, but still remarkably so.
* 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.
* FunWithAcronyms: M.A.P. [[spoiler:'''M'''ouse '''A'''ssassin-'''P'''roject.]]
* FunetikAksent: Monterey Jack's extreme (yet fake) [[LandDownUnder Aussie]] speak.
* FurIsSkin: [[AvertedTrope Not this time]]. When Chip offers Gadget his black turtleneck to cover up her "nudity", she mentiones that she's covered in fur just like him so [[NonHumansLackAttributes there's nothing to see]].
* FurryBaldness: The absence of a certain FurryFemaleMane does not cause actual bald spots.
* FurryFemaleMane: Subverted in that [[spoiler:the poster child of this trope, Gadget Hackwrench, 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]].
* ImportantHaircut: Gadget.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog
--> '''Gadget:''' I think I left the thingy on the whatzit....
* InnocenceLost: Gadget has to overcome her, albeit brief, past as [[spoiler:an assassin and even having killed a human under mind control]].
* InterspeciesRomance: Well, this is bordering on a shipping fic. The pairings are Chip×Gadget and Dale×Foxglove.
** This is actually why Chip never confessed his love to Gadget: He wanted her to find another mouse as a mate because a chipmunk and a mouse could never have kids. However, [[spoiler:ever since "A Fly in the Ointment" when Gadget and Dale switched bodies, Gadget has had [[LegoGenetics enough chipmunk DNA]] to have Chip's children.]]
* IWasNamedMyName: The president's daughter names Chip... Chip. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the other characters.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: The Arabian dictator [[spoiler: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: Both Chip and Gadget.
* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:Gadget as the MAP]].
* TheMourningAfter: Chip mourns for Gadget after he finds files that suggest she was killed. [[spoiler:Thankfully for him, she wasn't.]]
* 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'"
* MythologyGag: After busting Rat Capone, Monterey Jack and Zipper took over the Acorn Club from him and have run it ever since, having had plenty of time for that after the Rangers have cleared up the crime in the city. The Acorn Club is where Chip and Dale went to see Clarice sing in the ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale'' cartoon "Two Chips and a Miss". In fact, under Monty's ownership, the Acorn Club saw the 'munks redo their show from back then.
* NonHumansLackAttributes: Of course this has always applied to Chip and Dale [[spoiler: but Gadget has a few "nude" scenes in which whatever she might have is covered with fur [[LampshadeHanging as she explains herself]].]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Gadget]].
* ObligatorySwearing: Being a DarkerAndEdgier take on the Rescue Rangers, the language tends to get fouler than it was on the show.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: President Logan, the President Personable who is actually unaware of the GovernmentConspiracy.
* PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales: While ''CDRR'' plays this straight in general, Gadget ends up spending a large part of the story wearing nothing but a black turtleneck.
** In fact, it was Chip who wears the turtleneck first but gives it to Gadget after rescuing her from the lab clothesless so she can cover herself. He actually doesn't have to, see NonHumansLackAttributes.
** On the other hand, Foxglove, who doesn't wear anything in the show, is now fully clothed ([[BarefootCartoonAnimal except for shoes]]). Of course, her wings are still free.
* 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 [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] plush, a poison [[GeniusBonus named after]] [[http://www.rolandus.com/products/xp-80/ the Roland music workstation]] the author was craving back then...
** 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 movie-addicted 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 ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Powerpuff Girls]]'' 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 throws himself into the trajectory of the poisoned dart Ferrante fires 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.