In another universe, there existed a humble field mouse who lived with her children in a cinder block near a farm, who's last name was Brisby. Recently, her husband Johnathan tragically passed away due to circumstances unknown to her.
Life was not easy for the widowed mouse, as one of her sons, Timothy, caught a bad case of pneumonia right when the family needed to move away from the farm's tractor. While the tractor was delayed thanks to her friend the Shrew, Mrs. Brisby needed to find a way to move her home without exposing Timmy to the cold of the outdoors - and fast.
She had no other option than to meet the Great Owl for a solution. Flying to his cave on the back of Jeremy, a lovesick & clumsy crow she met while delivering medicine to her home, she was frightened that the Owl might eat her. Fortunately, the Great Owl would indeed give her the advice she needed, tipping her off to a colony of rats who lived in a rosebush near the farm, and a rat named Nicodemus that she had to meet.
Discovering a secret entrance in the rosebush (and briefly encountering an intimidating rat guard named Brutus), Mrs. Brisby would soon find her friend Mr. Ages, who would reluctantly lead her to the colony of rats. After meeting the Captain of the Guard, Justin, and a cunning rat named Jenner, she would be led to Nicodemus at last.
Here, the elderly rat told Mrs. Brisby the truth of what happened to Johnathan: He had been killed by the farm's cat, Dragon, while attempting to drug its food, which the rats needed to take electricity from the farm. As well, he revealed the rats' origins as experiments from the National Institute of Mental Health, who escaped from the lab thanks to the efforts of Johnathan.
Giving Mrs. Brisby a special, magical stone (honoring a favor from Johnathan), Nicodemus would also relay a plan to leave the farm for Thorn Valley, so that the rats can stop stealing from the humans and truly live on their own (an idea that Jenner was notably strongly against). In order to move the Brisby home, however, the cat would need to be drugged again. Bravely offering to be the one to do it, Mrs. Brisby would unfortunately be captured and caged - although, it allowed her to overhear a conversation the farmer had over the phone with NIMH, who planned to clear out the rosebush the next morning.
Making a daring escape, Mrs. Brisby would return to the rats, only to find their mechanism to move her house had failed and Nicodemus killed, due to the treachery of Jenner. After Justin defeated Jenner (with the killing blow landed by Jenner's unwilling minion Sullivan), Mrs. Brisby would warn the rats of NIMH's plans. Just then, the house began to sink into the ground, and there was nothing that could be done... that was, until the stone began to glow brightly, due to Mrs. Brisby's willingness to sacrifice herself for her children.
With the stone's power, Mrs. Brisby would safely move the house away from the tractor's path, although it knocked her out for short time and left her hands burned. After this amazing event, she would give the stone to Justin, who would go on to be the new leader of the rats. Shortly after her wounds healed, however, something else strange happened...
Mrs. Brisby would once again be visited by Mr. Ages, Justin, and Jeremy, along with someone in an odd costume who looked human, but was about the same size as her. This man revealing himself as "Scott" would warn Mrs. Brisby of a group of humans in another plane of reality known as the "Masters of Evil" who could threaten the safety of her home, and wanted her to join the team, as she was the only one who apparently knew how to use the incredible power of the stone.
Although she declined at first, for fears she might be killed and leave her children alone, Scott would bond with Mrs. Brisby and explain that he felt much the same way, as he too had a daughter that he wanted to protect, and made a point that all of reality may be in danger of being erased if they don't give it their all in the first place. He also told her of Pym Particles, something she could use to make herself stronger and grow up to the size of an average human, to even the playing field.
Taking Scott's words to heart, Mrs. Brisby ultimately accepted, asking the Shrew to watch over the children while she was away. She was still frightened by the whole situation, but knew that if she wanted her friends and family to be safe, she had to let courage win in the end...
DISCLAIMER: This mod uses two music tracks from The Secret of NIMH. I do not claim ownership of it.
-2 powers, 5 boosts and an Xtreme.
-Abilities of 15% increased move speed and 15% energy resistance.
-4 hex-edited skins, HUDs, 3 loading screens, icons and sound/voice file using archived audio of the late Elizabeth Hartman's performance as Mrs. Brisby from The Secret of NIMH.
-Uses assigned number #253, and skin numbers 16-19 (Clashes with Hela and Harley Quinn in mannequin and loadscreens only).
1. Clumsy Turkey: Using string borrowed from her friend Jeremy, Mrs. Brisby tangles an enemy up and swings them around. Hold the button down to keep swinging them around!
2. Swordplay of the Rats: Having learned a bit about how to use a sword from her friend Justin, Mrs. Brisby performs a powerful slash. (Chargeable)
3. (Boost) Fever Remedy: Mrs. Brisby shares some medicine made by her friend Mr. Ages, instantly healing all nearby allies.
4. (Boost) Foresight of the Wise: Mrs. Brisby's stone grants her a power similar to one used by Nicodemus, revealing nearby enemies and increasing dodge chance.
5. (Boost) Mother's Love: Mrs. Brisby sings a sweet lullaby, decreasing energy costs for the entire team.
6. (Boost) True Size: Using the Pym Particles she had been given, Mrs. Brisby shrinks back down to her original size, while also taking advantage of the particles' ability to increase her strength.
7. (Debuff): Owls Eat Mice!: Mrs. Brisby's stone creates a vision of the intimidating (but ultimately well-meaning) Great Owl, causing enemies to run away in fear and let their guard down.
8. (Xtreme): Courage of the Heart: Though deep down she is frightened of the whole situation, Mrs. Brisby will still do anything to protect her family. This courage activates the true power of her stone, obliterating anyone who would dare cause the Brisby family and their friends harm in a 360 spin.
-Proper skins. There are 2 Classic models I can find for Garry's Mod (one with a lower poly count
, and one with a higher poly count
, though the latter may prove too difficult to convert). Custom skins would be needed for the other 3. Anderson's conversion of Scarlet Witch's Age of Ultron design is being used as a placeholder for all 4 slots.
-A mannequin (preferably once a proper skin is converted first).
Cyborg Sun - Mod creation.
Outsider - Bullseye BoltOn coding referenced for "Swordplay of the Rats" + Hank Pym coding referenced for "True Size".
Sawuinhaff - Fanart for 2 of the loadscreens.