|Type||Animated (2D) Short|
The Modifyers is an animated short created by Chris Reccardi and Lynne Naylor. It was initially a pilot pitched to television giant Nickelodeon, however, it was rejected by the publisher. It features Agent Xero and her sidekick Mole attempting to thwart the efforts of Baron Vain and his legion of henchmen, such as Rat.
The scene opens as Rat, one of Baron Vain's henchmen, is attempting to steal the All Seeing Eye from The Museum of Odd Stuff. After succeeding, but setting off the alarms in the process, Rat escapes to the sewers, only to be confronted by Lacey Shadows, another one of Baron Vain's henchmen. After a brief altercation, Lacey gets away with the All Seeing Eye and escapes to her airship in a rocket pod. However, Rat uses a grappling hook to stow away on the bottom of the pod.
After entering a brief pattern which activates the lights, Lacey Shadows is revealed to be Agent Xero, a superheroine who uses her powers to foil Baron Vain's plans. After speaking with Katz, Xero's sidekick, Mole, is ready to return the All Seeing Eye. However, Agent Xero insists that they ask it a question. Due to this insistence and a series of mishaps, Rat is able to get away with the Eye and bring it to Baron Vain's lair.
After arriving at the lair, Rat trips, resulting in him falling into one of the tubes of Baron Vain's Organ. After being blown away, Baron Vain confronts him, and summons Kornyleous, a giant, monstrous fish. However, Agent Xero, disguised as Lacey Shadows, appears and snatches the All Seeing Eye. Afterwards, Xero escapes and leaves the area. Meanwhile, Rat is placed in Kornyleous' jaws, who begin to close. However, Rat is saved after Xero's ring, which she dropped at Vain's lair, begins to ring. Rat shows it to the Baron after realizing he finally has the evidence to expose Lacey Shadows as Agent Xero. Before he can answer the call, the scene cuts, with an ominous "To be continued" is shown on the screen.