The Midnightverse is the fan fiction universe in which the majority of Midnight Man's stories take place. Most of them happen in the early 21st century, more than 15 years after the show, although a few take the reader back ti earlier times.
A sub-universe is the Too-Hugeverse which is based on the world of TaleSpin and exists in Gadget's dreams only. Characters from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers are about as tall as usual inhabitants of this world instead of tiny rodents like at home.
- 1 Stories
- 2 Characters
- 3 Devices
- 4 Timeline
The Midnightverse consists of the following stories (in writing order):
- Too Huge To Be True
- First Date
- Lost And Found
- Last Date
- Diamonds In The Desert
- A Matter Of Time
- Little Bright Star - A Ranger Tale Of New York
Notes about canonical characters
Like in many other Rangerverses, there have been some additions to what makes the canonical characters themselves in Midnight Man's Rangerverse, too. For example, the four male Rescue Rangers all have the same frequently used set of last names assembled by the J.A.M. for Death of a Comedian.
Not only has Midnight Man used the well-known last names established by Michael Demcio, but he has also declared "Chip" a nickname. So the full name of the Rescue Rangers' leader is Charles Maplewood.
Chip has started dating Gadget in 1990, shortly after Dale has met Foxglove. But it is hard for the two of them to reveal their feelings to each other and to establish a relationship.
Like Chip, Dale has the last name which had been given to him for the first time in Rhyme and Reason, Oakmont.
It was easy for Foxglove to conquer his heart after the events of Good Times, Bat Times. Dale and Foxglove have been a loving couple since then.
Gadget Beatrice Hackwrench has the same romantic interests in Chip as he has in her; they have developed since he has started dating her. However, in a strong contrast to her technical and scientific knowledge, she has learned way too little about love in her youth to be able to judge her own feelings.
Monterey Jack and Zipper
They both have last names now, too. Colby (for Monterey Jack) has been used by several writers before, the first of them being Eddie Baird, and is based on the name of his ancestor, Sir Colby, whereas Lightringer (for Zipper) is a creation of Natasha Kashefipour.
The two squirrel girls have grown up to be young women by the time most of Midnight Man's stories take place. Bink goes on living her obsession for the Ranger Plane: Gadget gives her flying lessons. She refuses to join the Rescue Rangers, however. Besides, Tammy and Bink have a last name, too: Chesnutt.
Important Original Characters
Midnight is Midnight Man's self-insertion character. He appears in Midnight At The Café, A Hero That's None, December, and A Little Story Of Midnight And Dawn, but he has also been inserted by RangerReady23 into some of his Acorn Cafe Adventures, and, although he remains nameless, he is the avatar used as Midnight Man's character in The Rangerillion by Mr. Spumoni.
There are actually two Dawn van Zants. One of them appears in Too Huge To Be True only, and therefore, she is nothing but a creation of Gadget's subconsciousness. She is a young archaeologist striving for jobs in Cape Suzette and an almost exact Gadget look-alike.
The other one appears in A Hero That's None for the first time. She has a remote resemblance to Gadget, too, and although she is not yet another "Gadget clone", she is still cute enough to draw Midnight's attention. Her parents, Franklin and Stephanie van Zant, run a restaurant called The Morning Sun.
A villain from Lost And Found. Being a former Mouse of NIMH gave him a certain amount of extra intelligence. But he decided to use it in a not necessarily honest way. His name kind of reflects his attitude.
The Rangergull is a Conwing L-16 seaplane like Baloo's famous Sea Duck, but it lacks the countless nifty improvements, it even still has its old REV-1 engines. In fact, it hasn't been moved for years until the Rangers bought it for incredibly cheap. Although even Wildcat has pronounced it run down and damaged beyond repair, Gadget manages to get it running again and calls it the Rangergull for its white color. The plane serves the Rangers on several occasions throughout the story.
The Rangergull appears exclusively in Too Huge To Be True.
Between the Spruce Moose and the Titanium Turkey, Howard Huge has conceived yet another oversized seaplane, even larger than his other two creations. The Marabou is a freight aircraft with two cargo decks which, due to the immense fuselage diameter, are big enough to carry a number of complete, ready-to-fly standard seaplanes such as the Conwing L-16 plus their cargo. The cockpit has seats for four pilots, and the twin-tailed behemoth is powered by a dozen 12-cylinder engines which are heavily modified former marine diesels made of aluminum to reduce their weight, running on gasoline and being aspirated by superchargers. Fitting its name, it is painted cherry red.
The Marabou project has been kept absolutely secret so that aviators are making fun of those who believe in it. This is why nobody has ever tried to retrieve it in the Great Uslandic Desert where it had to ditch on its second ever flight some years before. But now, Huge wants his plane back as he would be almost broke if there wasn't still a certain amount of cash hidden in that bird.
The Marabou appears exclusively in Too Huge To Be True.
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In the events explained in Lost And Found, Geegaw Hackwrench finds this former radio-controlled model airplane which a mechanically skilled rat is working on. Geegaw takes it over and gives it the same colors which his daughter Gadget wears and her second name, Beatrice.
Beatrice is modeled after a human aircraft. Her closed cabin contains two seats, one of which for the pilot, which are accessible via lateral doors. She is powered by one single electric motor.
So far, she appears in Lost And Found and December.
Microwave Adaptive Range Christmas Obliterator (MARCO)
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(Author's note: This is still incomplete, even regarding what's written down in the stories so far.)
- 1969: Geegaw meets Stephanie Wheatfield; he later marries her (Lost And Found)
- June 1970: Gadget is born
- November 1986: Gadget loses her father
- 1988: Events of To the Rescue
- December 1988: Events of Little Bright Star
- 1990: Events of Good Times, Bat Times and, four weeks later, events of First Date
- April 2006: Events of Too Huge To Be True
- October 2006: Events of Lost And Found
- November 2006: Events of Last Date
- Winter 2007: Events of Diamonds In The Desert
- Spring 2007: Events of A Matter Of Time