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The Rescue Rangers
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille
The leader of the Rescue Rangers.
- All Work vs. All Play: All Work to Dale's All Play.
- Amateur Sleuth: A big fan of the 'Sheerluck Jones' method, and usually the one to notice and interpret clues.
- Badass Adorable: Chip does some pretty fearless things.
- Cartoony Tail: He has short tails that end in a point, sort of like deer tails.
- Control Freak: He's not really comfortable unless they have a plan, and he's not totally comfortable until he's the one giving directions.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's usually the one to comment when something particularly ludicrous happens.
- Detective Animal: A crime-solving chipmunk.
- Dope Slap: Subjects this to Dale in the form of bonking him on the head many times when he does or says something stupid.
- Fedora of Asskicking: In as much asskicking as a series like this would allow.
- Great Detective: Played with: it's his aspiration to be one.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Dale.
- Jerkass Ball: Crosses this line in a few episodes, perhaps most notably in "Adventures in Squirrel-sitting" and "Pie in the Sky".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's usually the one with the bad attitude (in his cute little way). Sometimes he learns better, and sometimes he is the only sane chipmunk.
- The Leader: Fairly subtly, since he passes the job to other characters whenever they'd do it better.
- Nice Hat: He wears a Fedora hat.
- Not So Above It All: Has his moments.
- Only Sane Man: With the possible exception of Zipper, he's the only team member who can stay focused.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Dale's red.
- Shipper on Deck: He's always pushing Dale into Foxglove's wings.
- The Straight Man: As the responsible and reliable one, he tends to end up on the receiving end of jokes and wackiness.
- Through a Face Full of Fur: Gadget and Tammy have both made Chip blush on occasion.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Constantly fights with Dale. But at the end of the day, they're always still Heterosexual Life-Partners.
Voiced by: Corey Burton
Co-founder of the Rescue Rangers.
- Adorkable: A goofy, well-meaning slacker.
- All Work vs. All Play: All Play to Chip's All Work.
- Badass Adorable: He has his moments.
- Big Eater: Of acorns as usual.
- Bumbling Sidekick: Dale is the comedy relief in the series.
- Balloon Belly: In "Out To Launch".
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He may be clumsy and eccentric, but he is really good in things he is good at, like crossdressing.
- Cartoony Tail: He has short tails that end in a point, sort of like deer tails.
- Cloudcuckoolander: The most extreme case on the team. He doesn't have much of an attention span.
- Crossdresser: Not ordinarily. On the other hand, when a plan calls for disguises, somehow he's the one thinking 'dresses'.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: See Let's Get Dangerous!.
- Fun Personified: His only consistent interest is in having a good time.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Chip.
- Kid-Appeal Character: Dale's the one who enjoys comic books, watches scary movies in secret, doesn't see the point in cleaning his room, etc. etc.
- The Lancer: To Chip.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: On a couple of occasions, Dale has been the team's only hope. He'll save the day readily, but then return to his habitual lazy joking attitude.
- More Dakka: RamDale and his Decaffeinator.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In "Adventures in Squirrel-sitting", Dale himself was actually angry and disappointed in Chip for his harsh treatment of Tammy. Dale even bonks him on the head.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Chip's blue.
- Rubber Man: During his brief stint as 'Rubber-Bando'.
- The Slacker: He's greedy, lazy and usually ignorant (which does make him handy when exposition is required).
- Smug Super: He got pretty overconfident during his time as 'Rubber-Bando'.
- Stock Scream: He always had the same scream, and it oddly never sounded like his normal voice.
- Stock Superpowers: As Rubber Bando.
- Sweet Tooth: His love of candy comes up in a number of episodes.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: A couple of times.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: See Chip's entry above.
An adventure-loving, red-haired and luxuriantly moustachioed Australian mouse who spent years traveling the world before a chance meeting with Chip and Dale during their first case.
- Acrofatic: He doesn't look like much of an acrobat, but he's just as skilled as the others at getting around.
- And This Is for...: In "Three Men and a Booby" Monty yells "This is for the Parmesan we left behind!" before launching a plunger at a cage with the mother booby.
- Australian Accent: He's from Australia. Therefore, the accent.
- Australian Slang: His speech is peppered with it.
- Awesome Aussie: Virtually fearless, extremely strong (by mouse standards) and always ready for more adventure.
- Badass Family: Cheddarhead Charlie and Camembert Kate (both of whom appear in the series).
- Badass Mustache: The very large variety usually associated with British officers.
- Berserk Button: In "A Creep From the Deep", there's a Running Gag where Monty's tail is "slammed, singed, kinked, and crushed." When an octopus yanks on it, he goes ballistic.
- Big Eater: Especially when it comes to cheese.
- Big Fun: Next to Dale, he's the most cheerful and fun-loving member of the team.
- The Big Guy: Fairly standard use of the trope.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Relentlessly cheerful and the only member of the team to seriously consider hand-to-hand combat against some of the (much bigger) villains.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Whenever he smells cheese, he goes into a trance and (sometimes) causes a path of destruction in his wake. The local police precinct recognize him from the many times he's stolen cheese slices off their sandwiches and burgers, cheese hunks from the mouse traps, and even a bag of cheese-flavored popcorn.
- Cartoony Eyes: Has green irises.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not as often as Chip, but he likes to make side comments to Zipper when somebody's being foolish.
- Dinner Deformation: An episode has Monterey Jack unwittingly eating a piece of dehydrated cheese. When it rehydrates in his stomach, he's comically stretched out into a large brick shape. .
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Monty's appetite for cheese has been subtly compared to a drug addiction in "Mind Your Cheese and Q's."
- Embarrassing Nickname: His mom still calls him "Cheezer".
- Funetik Aksent: The Disney comic series used this method as a reminder of his accent.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Only few times he has used the goggles of his aviator cap.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Huge Guy to Gadget's Tiny Girl.
- Land Down Under: Monty's homeland.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Varies a bit by episode: when 'look before you leap' is supposed to be the lesson of the show, Monty's the bad example.
- Made of Iron: Mousetraps can't stop him from getting the cheese bait. The wire frame bends to his physique's shape when it snaps. Monty doesn't even register the trap springing on him.
- Mind-Control Eyes: As depicted above, his eyes get swirly when he smells cheese to show that he loses his mind.
- The Navigator: Unsurprising, considering the number of times he's been around the world, and is shown to be skilled at navigating by the stars.
- Noodle Incident: Monty only half-remembers the adventures he's been on, and there was an incident involving cheesebread and Gadget's father, Geegaw, that led to a friendship dissolution. Then there's the matter of Monty's cheese attacks — how exactly did Monty come to have them if it's not genetic (both his mom and dad have been shown in the series and there were no signs of either Cheddarhead Charlie and Camembert Kate having them).
- Papa Wolf: He is implied to be much older than the other Rescue Rangers and is very protective of them.
- Punny Name: Monterey Jack (a real type of cheese)
- Runaway Groom: He missed out on his own wedding to Desiree D'Allure because he had a cheese attack and chased after a cheese truck that was parked across the street.
- Spell My Name with a "The": El Monty Grande in "When Mice Were Men."
- The Storyteller: Almost everything he encounters reminds him of a previous exploit. Although his memory isn't the best.
- Stout Strength: Overweight: Check. Gadget even tries to get him to lose some weight. Strength: Check. He's easily the strongest Ranger.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He does look a lot like his father Cheddarhead Charlie (who coincidentally was voiced by Jim Cummings. "Parental Discretion Retired," the episode that introduced Cheddarhead Charlie, was one of the episodes that had Peter Cullen as Monterey Jack).
- Super Strength: Courtesy of cartoon physics, he's definitely got more lifting power and leverage than his size suggests.
- Team Chef: He's usually the cook. The others have gotten accustomed to a certain... cheese element... in their usual menu.
- Team Dad: Has an avuncular fondness for the whole crew, although he's pretty irresponsible for this trope.
- Theme Naming: Monty's name, as well as his parents', are taken from cheese. "Cheezer" sort of fits in here, too.
- Top-Heavy Guy: And heavy he is, for a mouse at least.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cheeeeezzzze!!!
- Weaksauce Weakness: See Trademark Favorite Food above and Why Did It Have to Be Snakes? below.
- Who's Laughing Now?: In Puffed Rangers, Monty gets accosted by a gang of alleycats where he fled for his life. By episode's end, when he got grown human size, he decides to enact sweet revenge on the same alleycats who tormented him.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Or in this case, cats (though kittens and Fat Cat's goons don't bother him).
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille
A young female mouse and the team's pilot, mechanic and inventor.
- 10-Minute Retirement: In "The Case of the Cola Cult".
- '80s Hair: Her big hair is certainly a sign of the times in which the cartoon was made.
- Absent-Minded Professor: Mechanical engineering, computer science and vector analysis are easy. Remembering that you're in danger is hard.
- Action Girl: With Monty and Chip on the team she doesn't have to display it often, but there are episodes in which she takes a direct hand. In "The Case of the Cola Cult", she becomes a one-woman (well, mouse) army, driving a mouse-sized war machine and armed with a suction-cup crossbow and a magnet she can use to reflect metal projectiles back at their throwers. She single-handedly takes down nearly a dozen attackers and the Big Bad while simultaneously rescuing the other Rangers.
- Adorkable: A sweet-natured, cross-eyed Wrench Wench.
- Badass Adorable: She's hilarious when she gets angry, but she also tends to win when that happens.
- Badass Bookworm: Although Gadget is the brains of the group, she gets along well when it comes to intervening physically, demonstrating a good physical shape.
- Balloon Belly: In "Out To Launch", the Rangers eat so much aboard the spacecraft that they all show much rounder shapes while relaxing and digesting. This does not exclude Gadget, she looks like she's pregnant.
- Bare Your Midriff: She does wear a couple outfits like that...Gadget: Well, not what I'm wearing right now, obviously. Other things I wear. Well, not all of them. Some of them. Beach things and things.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: In contrast with her teammates, who are Half Dressed Cartoon Animals.
- Berserk Button: Never deceive her.
- Beware the Nice Ones: You do not want to get on her bad side. Just see "The Case of the Cola Cult", which features her going into full Action Girl mode to rescue her friends.
- Buffy Speak: Once in a while she loses the thread of what she was saying.
- Catchphrase: "Golly!"
- Cloudcuckoolander: At times. As Monty put it, "Gadget's elevator doesn't go all the way to the top floor."
- Cartoony Eyes: Has blue irises.
- Crazy-Prepared: Not typically - it's more common for her to pick up whatever's lying around and turn it into the device she needs. But there have been occasions.
- Derailed for Details: Her famous rants are also known as Gadgetisms.
- Ditzy Genius: She can make almost everything from almost anything, including rebuilding a plane out of garbage, but she simply does not register that in certain circumstances, certain behaviors are socially necessary or unusual.
- Dude Magnet: Both Chip and Dale fell in love with her. She's also caught the eye of villain Rat Capone, who keeps urging her to sign up with him.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: In "Double O'Chipmunk" she dressed as a spy with a red dress, heels and a blonde wig. She looks very sexy to Dale (and later to minions of that episode's Big Bad).
- Expy: Tad Stones says her personality was based on that of Jordan Cochran, the Genki Girl Hollywood Nerd of the 1985 film Real Genius.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Gadget consistantly wears clothes over her entire body (Err, almost, anyway). In fact, her reaction to her realization her head had been transposed onto Dale's body was to scream and cover his lower-portions.
- Fur Is Skin: Does she even have fur, besides her Furry Female Mane?
- Furry Female Mane: A rather extreme version which provides the current image for that page.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Her main niche on the team. She's the one who provides all the Rats of NIMH-style improvised technology - radios, submarines, dirigibles...
- Genki Girl: She's very cheerful and energetic.
- Goggles Do Nothing: She does wear them over her eyes occasionally when flying the Ranger Wing, but that's no excuse to be wearing them on her head all the time. However she is a Ditzy Genius. She may leave them on her head so she doesn't forget them... and then forget that she left them on her head.
- Hair Color Dissonance: Gadget's hair color switching between almost anything from gold to orange is a particularly Egregious example of Animation Bump.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Gadget fits this stereotype; she's innocent, kind, young and attractive.
- Hammerspace: Most notably in the glass-cutter incident, but she also seems to have tools when she needs them.
- Heartwarming Orphan: A little older than the standard example, but who doesn't feel bad for her when she looks at a picture of her Disappeared Dad and tears up?
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Tiny Girl to Monty's Huge Guy.
- Humanoid Female Animal: Usually bipedal, fully dressed (except for shoes), hair as well as fur, and so forth.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: They represent her innocence and kindness.
- Lethal Chef: Referenced: Dale tells Foxglove that Gadget's cuisine always tastes like machine oil.
- MacGyvering: Gadget's preferred means of dealing with a given problem is to take a variety of nearby things and kludge them together into a device relevant to the task at hand.
- Meaningful Name: In STEM circles, a "hack" is an inelegant or unconventional, but effective solution to a problem.
- Oblivious to Love: Probably deliberately. "Double-O Chipmunk" made it obvious that Gadget knows she's attractive (and, at her team's request, uses it as a last resort) but she seems to avoid relationships - she may be shy of losing another loved one. She was pretty obviously attracted to Sparky (from "Does Pavlov Ring A Bell?")... but he was even more Oblivious to Love.
- One of the Boys: She is never shown to have any real female friends, doesn't wear cosmetics or jewelry, and her interests are anything but "girly". Even so, though, she isn't exactly what you would call a "tomboy."
- Only One Name: Yes, Gadget has a last name, but after the Five-Episode Pilot it's never used again, and even then it was only used when naming her father, Geegaw Hackwrench; meaning Gadget's last name being Hackwrench is really only a logical assumption.
- Parental Abandonment: Gewgaw's disappearance is unexplained and her mother is simply never mentioned, but To The Rescue shows that Gadget was effectively orphaned and took it hard.
- Science Hero: Hilariously true to the trope. If a solution doesn't exist, she makes one.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: To carry the role of the classic Femme Fatale in "Double O Chipmunk", Gadget switches to a slinky red dress, a blond(er) wig, heels, makeup etc. There was also her time she, Chip, and Dale dressed as gangsters in "Mind Your Cheese and Q's".
- The Smart Girl: She is the brains of the group.
- The Smurfette Principle: The main cast of five has only one female.
Voiced by: Corey Burton
A tiny bluish-green housefly and a long time friend and sidekick of Monterey Jack.
- Badass Adorable: Tiny even by the Rangers' standards, but pretty dauntless.
- Balloon Belly: In "Out To Launch" the Rangers eat so much aboard the spacecraft that they all show much rounder shapes while relaxing and digesting.
- Fingerless Hands: Close to it: his hands are mitten-shaped.
- Forgot I Could Fly: Has to be reminded he has this ability sometimes.
- Four-Legged Insect: He only has four legs, and barely resembles a real fly.
- Super Strength: Well, call it "higher than realistic fly strength".
- Team Pet: Of the group.
- Timmy in a Well: His main job in the Rescue Rangers.
- The Unintelligible: Zipper can speak, but his speech is incredibly fast and high-pitched. Monty can interpret, and the other Rangers seem to be able to get the gist.
Voiced by: Jim Cummings
A felonious, obese grey tabby cat and one of the Rescue Rangers' most frequent antagonists.
- Big Bad: He drops in and out of focus, but he was set up as the primary villain during the pilot and appears more often than any villain except, possibly, Nimnul.
- Cats Are Mean: In a show where the heroes consist of two chipmunks and two mice, it's natural that some villainous cats are going to show up.
- Deadpan Snarker: Mainly to his minions.
- Dragon Ascendant: Following Chlordane's defeat in the pilot.
- Evil Is Petty: In "Flash the Wonder Dog," where he attempts to destroy the titular character's reputation simply because he wants a cat protagonist instead. When a bird is then given top billing, Fat Cat personally deals with the matter himself.
- Fat Bastard: He's a villain and obviously not underfed.
- Fat Cat: It is his name after all.
- Large Ham: From his evil lair to his maniacal laugh.
- Man of Wealth and Taste: He has a whole Villain Song about it in the pilot.
- Right-Hand Cat: Was one to Chlordane before going solo after Chlordane is arrested and incarcerated in the pilot.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Which he complains about loudly.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: He has an identical cousin in France, Maltese de Sade.
- Villain Song: Fat Cat gets two in the series. The first one is in the pilot, and the second one, called the "Fat Cat Stomp", is in "Adventures in Squirrelsitting", which was supposed to be played as a distraction to smuggle the titular squirrels out of the casino. It fails when Fat Cat sees through the ruse and busts the Rangers before they can leave.
- Wicked Cultured: After the pilot, he is never seen without his suit, plus he operates a casino with a rather luxurious office.
Fat Cat's Gang
Voiced by: Jim Cummings (Wart), Peter Cullen (Mepps), Corey Burton (Mole, Snout)Fat Cat's gang.
- The Brute: Mole and Snout share this position.
- Butt-Monkey: Mole.
- Cats Are Mean: Averted with Mepps, who is notably more mellow than his boss.
- A Dog Named "Dog": A mole named Mole.
- The Dragon: Wart (who holds this position mainly by being the least stupid).
- Goldfish Poop Gang: Their incompetence is extremely evident.
- You Dirty Rat!: Snout, who is a (very large) rat.
Professor Norton Nimnul
Voiced by: Jim CummingsThe Rangers' other major enemy and a mad scientist who once worked for Aldrin Chlordane.
- Alliterative Name: Nimnul is brought to you by the letter 'N'.
- Bad Boss: As seen in "Catteries Not Included" towards his robot dogs and "Fake Me to Your leader" towards his giant bugs.
- Bald of Evil: Balding of Evil to be more accurate, as he still has some hair around his temple.
- Broken Pedestal: As far as his former lab rat Sparky is concerned. Sparky genuinely believed in Nimnul and respected him, only to discover that he was using his work for evil purposes and to hurt people.
- Butt-Monkey: Particularly when working for Chlordane, who mocks and abuses him, and starts the artificial earthquake by throwing him against the gelatin mold to trigger the vibrations. And even when he strikes out on his own, you can expect him to suffer some Amusing Injuries during the course of the Rangers' efforts to stop him.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: A lot of his evil schemes are driven by a desire to be taken seriously by people. And while he was working for Chlordane, he would frequently demand to be given what he saw as his due respect.
- Cardboard Prison: Despite being arrested in every episode, he inexplicably returns to hatch a new evil scheme.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He has fully embraced evil, flat-out calling himself an evil scientist.
- Complexity Addiction: His plot from "To the Rescue" is a prime example: Create a laser, which would in turn create a giant gelatin mold, which would then be used to cause an earthquake under the US Gold Reserve, for Aldrin Chlordane to steal the riches inside.
- Evil Redhead: The hair he has left is orange. This, combined with the style of lab coat he wears, makes him resemble a middle-aged balding Dexter.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: A very arrogant, entitled, evil Mad Scientist who wears big, thick glasses.
- Four-Fingered Hands: He appears to have only four fingers on his hands, despite every other human character in the show having five.
- Lab Coat Of Science And Medicine: The old-timey kind that's completely closed up in front and buttons off to one side.
- Large Ham: One of the largest in the series.
- Laughing Mad: His grating giggling is quite distinctive. Although he hates it when his robot dogs laugh at him, saying only HE'S allowed to laugh.
- Mad Scientist: In a classic style.
- The Napoleon: He appears to be about three feet tall. Of course, since he's human, he still towers over the Rangers as much as any human would tower over mice and chipmunks.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: According to a "Making Of" special it was revealed that Nimnul was a caricature of Bruce Talkington (1949-2000), who wrote for Rescue Rangers and several other The Disney Afternoon series. Seeing the "real" Nimnul is rather uncanny.
- No Indoor Voice: He follows the villainous ham tradition of the monologue.
- Psychopathic Manchild: His behavior and even frequently his language is very reminiscent of a bratty child.
- They Called Me Mad!: He actually uses this classic line during the weather machine incident.
- Top-Heavy Guy: He might be short, but even then his legs are way too tiny.
Voiced by: Noelle NorthA fan of the Rescue Rangers, especially for Chip.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She had a huge crush on Chip, though his reaction to it is one of Chip's Jerkass moments.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Blouse, pants, barefoot.
- Big Eater: Not as much as Bink obviously, but she's still extremely gluttonous.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: She seems to be quite a handful for her mother to cope with.
- Fiery Redhead: Her idea of a way to win Chip's attention is to charge into a villain's lair and save the day.
- Girl of the Week: She has a crush on Chip, but she does not reappear in the series.
- Humanoid Female Animal: Bipedal, largely clothed, human-like hair. (Yes, the same list as Gadget's.)
- One-Shot Character: She appears in one episode only.
- Improbable Food Budget: It's a wonder that she can not only support her gluttonous self, but also her sister who eats 100 times her body weight for breakfast!
- Sixth Ranger: She often becomes one in fanfic, but not quite as often as Foxglove.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: Played for laughs. Chip is extremely uncomfortable with this.
- Unknown Rival: Tammy views Gadget as The Rival for Chip's affections. Gadget herself doesn't even notice this.
Voiced by: Deborah WalleyA pink bat who starts off as an assistant to an evil amateur witch named Winifred alongside a crotchety snake named Bud and a dim-witted spider named Lou.
- Achievements in Ignorance: See Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress.
- Ascended Extra: Has been given a bigger role in the comics.
- Badass Adorable: She is a very cute little bat who starts off the episode not being able to carry the weight of a chipmunk, and by the end finds herself able to carry a BRICK.
- Bat Out of Hell: Subverted Trope. She's one of the nicest, most likable characters in the entire series.
- Cute Little Fangs: Part of the overall design in producing a 'harmless villain' bat.
- Feather Fingers: She uses her wingtips, not the foreclaws which a real bat employs as makeshift grippers.
- Girl of the Week: She has a crush on Dale, but she does not reappear in the series. She does return in the official (but short-lived) comic revival.
- Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: She can carry anything while flying as long as nobody points out that it should be impossible for her, at which point she plummets.
- Heel–Face Turn: Though admittedly she was a reluctant heel to begin with.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: She's written as a very lonely character whose only 'friend' is her manipulative boss.
- Love at First Sight: With Dale.
- Minion with an F in Evil: She starts out as one of Winifred's minions, but she barely even gets started before she switches sides.
- One-Shot Character: Though much like Tammy, she's still very popular with the fandom. Made a full-time return in the 2011 comics.
- Sixth Ranger: Literally, and more often than any other One-Shot Character.
- Stalker with a Crush: She comes on a little too strong to Dale at first.
- Super Strength: Lampshaded by Dale, who is surprised that a bat could hover while carrying his weight. She promptly realizes he's right and they both plummet to the ground. It becomes clear later in the episode that she does possess this, as seen when she is able to level out a nose-diving Rangerwing by PUSHING it, and when she's able to hover carrying a BRICK, something far heavier than a chipmunk.
- You Said You Would Let Them Go: Her interest in saving Dale leads to a classic use of this trope.
Voiced by: Danny Gans
- Absent-Minded Professor: Played with a bit, since he's an absent-minded test subject. However, he seems to have picked up a lot of electrical engineering in the course of his work, and certainly he considers himself a scientist of a sort.
- Adorkable: Tall, wild-haired and lovably amnesiac.
- Amusing Injury: He's suffered so many shocks that he's a living capacitor.
- Berserk Button: When he found out Nimnul was using science for evil purposes, he was pretty ticked off.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: By Professor Nimnul, who uses him to rob banks. When in this mode, he will attack whoever is threatening to interfere with Nimnul's schemes.
- Broken Pedestal: He genuinely respected Nimnul, and refused to believe the Rangers when told he was evil. He's appropriately enraged when he learns the truth.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Pretty bad. It seems to have eased up once he stopped receiving daily electroshock.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Yellow-haired and (when sane) an honest, decent guy.
- Hot Scientist: At least as far as Gadget is concerned.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: He's a basically good guy and has blue eyes.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: While he's under Nimnul's influence and about to kill Chip and Dale by electrocuting them, they appeal to his affection for Gadget, asking him what she'd think of what he was doing. It works (although he still drops the wires he was using on himself for an Amusing Injury).
- Lab Coat Of Science And Medicine: He wears a rat-sized lab coat with the collar turned up (and nothing else).
- Nice Guy: He helps the Rangers out in his first appearance without being asked and without expecting any reward, seems completely oblivious to Chip and Dale's hostility towards him where Gadget is concerned, .
- One-Shot Character: He appears in one episode only.
- Put on a Bus: At the end of his episode, he and Buzz (a guinea pig who'd also been used by Nimnul) leave to go work at MIT. Gadget was sad: Chip and Dale were relieved. (Sparky had, without any real effort, drawn Gadget's attention.)
- Shock and Awe: Suffers from pent-up static discharges. Pretty resilient when it comes to touching bare wiring, too. While Brainwashed and Crazy, he can and does use this as a weapon against his enemies.
- Shout-Out: Sparky is based on Dr. Emmett L. Brown from Back to the Future.
- Spear Counterpart: To Gadget, in a lot of ways.
- X-Ray Sparks: His skeleton shows up now and then when he's zapped.
- You Dirty Rat!: Averted. Although, yes, he is a rat, he is sweet, kind, moral and completely innocent of any complicity in what Nimnul uses him for.
Voiced by: Deborah WalleyA nefarious woman who looks exactly like Gadget.
- '80s Hair: Naturally, she has the same hair as Gadget.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: A Hawaiian-style wrap and no footgear.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She uses her resemblance to Gadget to trick the Rescue Rangers into thinking she's Gadget.
- Blackmail: She kidnaps Zipper to force Gadget into completing the final and most dangerous trial for her or else.
- Evil Twin: She looks exactly like Gadget, only her personality is effectively a polar opposite. Though whether or not she's actually related to Gadget is left to Fanon.
- Fake-Out Make-Out: She distracts Chip and Dale a couple times this way, to keep from answering awkward questions.
- Flower in Her Hair: Pretty standard for her: Gadget adding one to her hair just before the switch was convenient.
- Hair Color Dissonance: They even failed at keeping her hair color constant in one single episode.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Her boyfriend Shake'a'bake'a is several times her size.
- Humanoid Female Animal: Say it with us: bipedal, largely clothed, human-like hair.
- Identical Stranger: To Gadget.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Her voice actress, Deborah Walley, pretty much redid her role as Gidget from Gidget Goes Hawaiian.
- My Nayme Is: Go ahead, try to spell her name correctly. See Spell My Name with an "S" below.
- No Matter How Much I Beg: Lahwhinie knew Gadget would try to escape when the dangerous challenges started, so she tells Shaka Baka that she's scared and might chicken out, but wants him to make sure she goes through with it.
- One-Shot Character: She appears in one episode only.
- The Scottish Trope: The spelling of her name sometimes leads to this.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Apparently it's All There in the Manual somewhere (said manual being extremely hard to come by), but no one is 100% sure just how her name is really supposed to be spelled. The Writer's Bible spells it "Lahwhinie", the DVD subtitles spell it "Lawhinie" which is just how most people spell it, and some closed-captions during TV airings spell it "Louwhiney". That's three practically official sources which contradict each other.
- The german synchro actually managed to give her a new name that is just as unspellable.
- Twin Switch: She tricks Gadget into switching places with her so she wouldn't have to be put through the ceremonial tests that would qualify her to be queen of a Hawaiian tribe.
Voiced by: Noelle North
- Big Eater: The epitome of this trope! She's only a toddler, but she eats all the time. She eats a whole apple(who is like 3 times bigger than herself) in one bite and she's still hungry, then she's shown eating a lot throughout the episode after that. It's even implied that she frequently eats up to 100 times her own weight for breakfast. And she doesn't hesitate to steal food off people's plates. Her appetite is insatiable, she cannot be full, she's not as much a glutton as she's just a slave to her bottomless appetite. She eats than the whole Goku family combined!
- Deliberately Cute Child: Yep, in her case it's to get food.
- Establishing Character Moment: One of her first scenes has her stuffing her face and demanding more food!