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* CleverCrows: Jeremy is a very useful and helpful crow despite his young and inexperienced nature, He helps Mrs. Frisby when she needs help, Unlike his [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Animated Version]], In the book, Jeremy is shown as someone more smart.



* CleverCrows: Jeremy is a very useful and helpful crow despite his young and inexperienced nature, He helps Mrs. Frisby when she needs help, Unlike his [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Animated Version]], In the book, Jeremy is shown as someone more smart.


* CleverCrows: Jeremy is a very useful and helpful crow despite his young and naive nature, He helps Mrs. Frisby when she needs help, Unlike his [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Animated Version]], In the book, Jeremy is shown as someone more intelligent.

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* CleverCrows: Jeremy is a very useful and helpful crow despite his young and naive inexperienced nature, He helps Mrs. Frisby when she needs help, Unlike his [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Animated Version]], In the book, Jeremy is shown as someone more intelligent.smart.

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* ResourcefulRodent: The story is about a group of lab rats that gained human intelligence through a series of top secret government experiments.


* CleverCrows: Jeremy is a very useful and helpful crow despite his young and naive nature, He helps Mrs. Frisby when she needs help, Unlike his [[AdaptationalComicRelief Animated Version]], In the book, Jeremy is shown as someone more intelligent.

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* CleverCrows: Jeremy is a very useful and helpful crow despite his young and naive nature, He helps Mrs. Frisby when she needs help, Unlike his [[AdaptationalComicRelief [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Animated Version]], In the book, Jeremy is shown as someone more intelligent.


* CleverCrows: Jeremy is a very useful and helpful crow despite his young and naive nature, He helps Mrs. Frisby when she needs help, Unlike his [[AdaptationalComicRelief Unlike his Animated Version]], In the book, Jeremy is shown as someone more intelligent.

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* CleverCrows: Jeremy is a very useful and helpful crow despite his young and naive nature, He helps Mrs. Frisby when she needs help, Unlike his [[AdaptationalComicRelief Unlike his Animated Version]], In the book, Jeremy is shown as someone more intelligent.

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* CleverCrows: Jeremy is a very useful and helpful crow despite his young and naive nature, He helps Mrs. Frisby when she needs help, Unlike his [[AdaptationalComicRelief Unlike his Animated Version]], In the book, Jeremy is shown as someone more intelligent.


* TheDragon : The Fizgibbons' cat, appropriately named Dragon. It was an IronicNickname at first, but he grew into it.

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* TheDragon : The Fizgibbons' Fitzgibbons' cat, appropriately named Dragon. It was an IronicNickname at first, but he grew into it.


* RetCanon: The book's sequel, ''Racso and the Rats of NIMH'', makes several references to elements exclusive to the movie adaptation, such as Mrs. Brisby's red cape and the characterization of Jeremy. Ironically very little of the book (aside from Timmy venturing to Thorn Valley) was put into mind for the film's sequel. The sequel takes some ''very'' minor elements from the original book, such as referring to [[JerkassFacade Brutus's gentler real persona]] and the number of mice that survived the escape from NIMH (though this also causes a contradiction with the first film).

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* RetCanon: The book's sequel, ''Racso and the Rats of NIMH'', makes several references to elements exclusive to the movie adaptation, such as Mrs. Brisby's red cape and the characterization of Jeremy. Ironically very little of the book (aside from Timmy venturing to Thorn Valley) was put into mind for the film's sequel. The sequel takes some ''very'' minor elements from the original book, such as referring to [[JerkassFacade Brutus's gentler real persona]] persona and the number of mice that survived the escape from NIMH (though this also causes a contradiction with the first film).


* MalignantPlotTumor: The B plot giving the backstory of the rats of NIMH, which is easily the [[TropesAreNotBad best-written and most fascinating part of the book]].

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* MalignantPlotTumor: The B plot giving the backstory of the rats of NIMH, which is easily the [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools best-written and most fascinating part of the book]].


* AirVentPassageway: Subverted. It's portrayed realistically with the rats spending over a week exploring the vents with a spool of thread before they know the way out well enough to escape. Rats of course, are also much smaller, lighter and make less noise than humans, which makes the trope more plausible in that respect as well. Even things like the fans used to provide air movement are taken into account. They're not giant and looming, but the strong wind they provide actually blows away lighter animals into other passages and ducts where they can't be reached or even found. The mesh on outside of the vent to prevent debris from entering the ducts provides a significant obstacle, as well, as the rats have much trouble removing it from the inside and are only able to pry open a small enough hole for mice to fit through.

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* AirVentPassageway: Subverted.The rats use the air vents to escape NIMH. It's portrayed realistically with the rats spending over a week exploring the vents with a spool of thread before they know the way out well enough to escape. Rats of course, are also much smaller, lighter and make less noise than humans, which makes the trope more plausible in that respect as well. Even things like the fans used to provide air movement are taken into account. They're not giant and looming, but the strong wind they provide actually blows away lighter animals into other passages and ducts where they can't be reached or even found. The mesh on outside of the vent to prevent debris from entering the ducts provides a significant obstacle, as well, as the rats have much trouble removing it from the inside and are only able to pry open a small enough hole for mice to fit through.


* AirVentPassageway: Subverted. It's portrayed realistically with the rats spending over a week exploring the vents with a spool of thread before they know the way out well enough to escape. Rats of course, are [[CaptainObvious also much smaller]], lighter and make less noise than humans, which makes the trope more plausible in that respect as well. Even things like the fans used to provide air movement are taken into account. They're not giant and looming, but the strong wind they provide actually blows away lighter animals into other passages and ducts where they can't be reached or even found. The mesh on outside of the vent to prevent debris from entering the ducts provides a significant obstacle, as well, as the rats have much trouble removing it from the inside and are only able to pry open a small enough hole for mice to fit through.

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* AirVentPassageway: Subverted. It's portrayed realistically with the rats spending over a week exploring the vents with a spool of thread before they know the way out well enough to escape. Rats of course, are [[CaptainObvious also much smaller]], smaller, lighter and make less noise than humans, which makes the trope more plausible in that respect as well. Even things like the fans used to provide air movement are taken into account. They're not giant and looming, but the strong wind they provide actually blows away lighter animals into other passages and ducts where they can't be reached or even found. The mesh on outside of the vent to prevent debris from entering the ducts provides a significant obstacle, as well, as the rats have much trouble removing it from the inside and are only able to pry open a small enough hole for mice to fit through.

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* MarriedAnimals: Mrs. Frisby is a normal-enough mouse living in a MouseWorld. She was married, but is now a widow.


* DeathByNewberyMedal: Surprisingly {{averted}}, despite this book being mostly about animals. Unless you count the minor character [[spoiler: Jenner]].
** The first book had the Frisby children speculate that [[spoiler: Justin]] died during the destruction of the rosebush. The sequels established this death as being that of a previously unmentioned character.
** Mrs. Frisby does recall ''overhearing'' some other woodland creature being shot earlier in the year, and finds what might have been its stash of food, which she claims with a pragmatic shrug. After all, whoever it was doesn't need it now.

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* HouseSquatting: The titular rats take shelter in a luxurious mansion called the Boniface Estate not long after escaping from NIMH. The owners of the mansion are wealthy newlyweds who went on a trip around the world, leaving the estate unoccupied. The rats take caution not to be discovered by the groundskeeper who maintains the lawn and garden; they hide during his visits, clean the house, and haul their garbage far off into the nearby woods to avoid detection.


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