The co-star of Resident Evil 4, Ashley Graham, has changed quite a bit for Capcom’s new remake of the action-survival horror classic. She’s more present, less prone to danger, and less of a babysitting nuisance in the RE4 remake. But one proposed change to Ashley could make her even better: turn her into a mouse.
Fan art of Ashley as a mouse — aka Moushley — has been flooding Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram over the past week as artists interpret Leon S. Kennedy’s charge as a cute, cheese-hungry little rodent. It’s all in good fun, and prompted by a particular piece of fan art of Ashley in mouse form from Twitter use Agrimmora. They posted the following thought exercise on March 24 — the same day Resident Evil 4 launched — and inspired hundreds of pieces of fan art.
What if you booted up resident evil 4 remake and Ashley was just a tiny mouse, what would you do. pic.twitter.com/WNF0UNvKdQ— Mora (@Agrimmora) March 24, 2023
Since then, other artists have recreated Ashley-as-a-mouse in every way imaginable, from Animal Crossing-style mouse villagers to a cheese-wedge-shaped Jerry from Tom & Jerry to The Rescuers-influenced Moushley. There’s so much great stuff, but here’s a sampling.
LEEEEONNNNN pic.twitter.com/4ht6rSYBho— Jaya Ply (@Nikingply) April 2, 2023
Mouse Ashley is so precious. I like this new trend, it's so fun to draw her #RE4 #ResidentEvil4 #Moushley pic.twitter.com/PvuZ0RGzBm— Плофф (@PowerPloff) April 1, 2023
"Leon!!! Look wha I found!!!"#ResidentEvil4 #Moushley pic.twitter.com/RgQ25EQvUY— RenaToons (@RenaToons) April 2, 2023
Ashley as a mouse, but in The Rescuers style#ResidentEvil4 #Moushley pic.twitter.com/OSQ4Dy3PrW— Yuun Orcat (@yuunkurosu) April 1, 2023
Had to draw Moushley#ashleymouse #moushley #art #fanart #re4 #residentevilfanart #drawing #characterart #doodle #characterart #sketch #residentevil4 pic.twitter.com/jAFTDXpxyc— CoffeeFly (@CoffeeFlyArt) April 1, 2023
mouse ashley moment #Moushley #ResidentEvil4 pic.twitter.com/q1plxJQOmC— ✨blingee pie✨ (@PertDeGert) March 31, 2023
moushley! Craves some cheese #Moushley pic.twitter.com/xWfG9wVVer— Psicoyote (@psicoyote) April 2, 2023
a few more Moushley sketches to seal the deal#Moushley #RE4 pic.twitter.com/9WZ9SLmnJN— car (@IMCARBRRR) April 2, 2023
the moushly moush herself #moushley #ResidentEvil4 #ResidentEvil4Remake pic.twitter.com/tx0yRTCHm5— Yoshitura (@Yoshitura) April 3, 2023
A villager-styled #Moushley https://t.co/oSpcvv3Yg1 pic.twitter.com/fBp7Y4ikcA— Mom (@shinimomi) April 1, 2023
Been having tons of fun in RE4. Also Mouse Ashley.— ZalarStudios (@ZarlandRex) April 1, 2023
Original concept by @Agrimmora pic.twitter.com/PvtjqjQ463
All that Moushley fan art got the attention of Capcom, who appears to approve.
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) March 31, 2023
All that’s left now is for some brave modder to get Ashley in mouse form — and cheese sold by the Merchant — into Resident Evil 4 itself.
Update (April 4): That didn’t take long. The first Moushley mod is here for the PC version of Resident Evil 4. It’s a slightly different take on Ashley-as-a-mouse, in which Leon S. Kennedy is getting Ratatouilled by his rodent friend.
Modder Cathroon and modeler TheCapsuleFiend are responsible for the first stab at a Moushley mod. Cathroon explains, “she looks a lil weird cuz she’s running off hair materials and, honestly, I’m not unraveling the mystery of making that any better.” Fair enough!
You can download the Moushley Graham Ratatouille mod from Nexus Mods.