Timothy Brisby (The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue)

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Timothy Brisby (The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue)
They made a protagonist that was ill in the first movie the hero in the second movie? What were the writers thinking?
Gender: Male
Type: Useless, Very Impulsive Gary Stu
Age: Young Adult
Portrayed by: Ian Fried (The Secret of NIMH)
Andrew Ducote (The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue as a young boy)
Alex Strange (The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue as a pre-adolescent)
Ralph Macchio (The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue
as a young adult)
Status: Alive
Media of Origin: The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue

Timothy "Timmy" Brisby is a minor character The Secret of NIMH (1982), and the main protagonist from its sequel The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue. He is the younger son of Mrs. Brisby and the late Jonathan Brisby. In the first film, he was voiced by Ian Fried, and in the sequel, he was voiced by Andrew Ducote as a young boy, Alex Strange as a pre-adolescent, and finally, Ralph Macchio as a young adult.

While his character was likable in the first film, sadly, his character was badly flanderized when he became the main protagonist of the sequel.

Why He's Useless & Impulsive Now

  1. The writers decided to make him the main protagonist of the sequel despite him being ill in the first film. It even caused him and even the film to be mostly despised by fans of the first film.
  2. The writers even ruined the film and his character when they made him the protagonist.
  3. He does almost absolutely nothing he was supposed to do as his role as the hero, Jenny did all that stuff. Despite all that Timmy is still honored the hero.
    • Because of that, he in some way can already count as a huge Gary-Stu.
  4. Everyone from the village constantly treats him like he's the hero and they even pressure him to be like his late father, despite him being too impatient and reckless.
  5. He's very impulsive and rarely thinks before he acts. His impulsiveness puts himself and his friends in danger.
  6. He's useless, pathetic, and too dimensional.
  7. His uselessness in the sequel would make him look like the deuteragonist and Jenny the protagonist.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. He is not completely useless as he worked together with Jenny and even protected her from harm.
  2. His voice actors did good at voicing him.
  3. He can still come up with good plans and freed everyone, even Jenny's family.
  4. He still cares about his family and friends.
  5. He was a much better character in the first movie.




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