Created By: lebrel on March 28, 2012 Last Edited By: lebrel on February 10, 2014

Hyperactive, gabby, cute little brother type

Splitting Keet per TRS - this is the cute hyper kid half

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Per the TRS thread on Keet, it is being split and revamped. This is one of two YKTT Ws for the new parts; the other is "Cute perky feminine guy" (also Needs a Better Title).

Needs a Better Title. Help greatly appreciated.

Also Needs a Better Description. Help sorting the Keet examples is also appreciated.
A young male character type who is small, cute, Motor Mouthed, and permanently caffeinated. May be Cute but Cacophonic. He usually fills the "little brother" relationship slot in the show; if he isn't actually someone's little brother, he'll probably have a Big Brother Mentor or Cool Big Sis somewhere on the cast.

May overlap with Token Mini-Moe. Compare Annoying Younger Sibling.

Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • Fruits Basket: Momiji is child-like and cheerful, energetic, loud, Kyo finds him annoying. Prone to wearing the female school uniform and cute accessories.
  • Ouran High School Host Club: Hunny. Small, cute, chatty, energetic, adorable.
  • Bleach: The Sogyo no Kotowari twins from the Zanpakuto Unknown Tales and Beast Swords arcs are playfully hyperactive and almost always smiling.

Film--Animated
  • Russell from Up. He's constantly cheerful, almost always energetic, and constantly gets on Carl's nerves because of that.

Western Animation
  • Code Lyoko: Johnny. He's small, cute, active, and best friends with Yumi's younger brother.

Literature
  • Harry Potter: The Creevy brothers. Colin (the elder) is cheerful and energetic and has a major case of hero worship for Harry. Dennis is even more hyper than Colin.
Community Feedback Replies: 28
  • March 28, 2012
    Nocturna
    From the shows I recognize on the Keet page:

    Film--Animated
    • Russell from Up. He's constantly cheerful, almost always energetic, and constantly gets on Carl's nerves because of that.

    Anime and Manga
    • Bleach: The Sogyo no Kotowari twins from the Zanpakuto Unknown Tales and Beast Swords arcs are playfully hyperactive and almost always smiling.

    Western Animation
    • Code Lyoko: Johnny. He's small, cute, active, and best friends with Yumi's younger brother.

    Literature
    • Harry Potter: The Creevy brothers. Colin (the elder) is cheerful and energetic and has a major case of hero worship for Harry. Dennis is even more hyper than Colin.
  • April 4, 2012
    lebrel
    Bump. Anyone have opinions on the trope parameters? Or proposals for possible titles?
  • April 4, 2012
    Nocturna
    I think the parameters look good. I'd help with names, but I'm awful at them. XD
  • April 5, 2012
    PsiPaula4
    Here's some things I'm familiar with from the Keet page. (Plus one that isn't there but should be.)

    Film-Animated Video Games
    • Claus from Mother 3. Until he gets brainwashed by the Pigmasks, that is.
    • In most of his incarnations, Legend of Zelda's main protagonist, Link, is a rather serious young person. By contrast, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker's Link is cheerful, upbeat, and downright silly at times. He can still go toe to toe with the baddest of the bad, but he was also once turned into a human pancake.
    Western Animation

    And I'm bad with titles too but I'll try to think of something.

    Also there are several more characters from Keet I am familiar with, but the characters need to be cute kids, don't they? Because I see examples on there who are adults (who in my opinion aren't even cute) like Mario and Spongebob. I don't think they count at all. This trope should only apply to cute small characters.

    In fact, there are several child characters on Keet that are there that I don't even think apply. Sheen from Jimmy Neutron? Sure he's loud, but he is not cute, at least in my opinion. That trope needs serious sorting o_o

  • April 5, 2012
    lebrel
    ^ Keet is getting a major overhaul. See the TRS thread linked in the draft.
  • April 5, 2012
    Raso
    This should probably keep the name Keet as these are often discripbed as Parakeet like.

    • Naruto in Part I gets to be like this at times especially very early on. Not so much in Part II, where he matures. This is lampshaded in the Shippuden anime when Naruto and Sakura do an Omake beside their younger selves, and Naruto can't believe how hyper he used to be.
    • Son Goten of Dragon Ball Z extremely hyperactive and inquisitive early on and is literally a little brother.
    • Son Goku from Saiyuki at times its hard for people to shut him up.
    • Negi from Negima gets elements of this when he breaks out of his Cute Shotaro Boy shell when he gets the time machine during the festival arc becoming a Human Hummingbird at times and seeing the festival while dragging Setsuna around under the guise of "looking for Chao", Setsuna finds this endearing as its the first time he has ever got to be "just a normal 10 year old" (although one in giant bunny outfit).
      "Wai♥ Wai♥ Setsuna-san look look look can we go on the blimp!?!?!?"

    (ok those Say It With Hearts symbols didn't work.)
  • April 5, 2012
    PsiPaula4
    ^I agree. I like the name Keet.
  • April 9, 2012
    lebrel
    A lot of people don't like Keet, and it's not very clear. Can we come up with any better option?
  • April 11, 2012
    PsiPaula4
    Perpetual Sugar Rush? Idk, just something I came up with.
  • April 11, 2012
    Vidor
    "Keet" is gibberish. Terrible. If this is made a trope, the name needs to be an actual English word.
  • April 11, 2012
    lebrel
    ^ Keet is an existing trope that is being modified. It may or may not end up as a redirect to this trope. If you have a better name, please contribute.
  • April 11, 2012
    Vidor
    Perpetual Sugar Rush. Hyper Little Brother? I don't know, but we have to do better than the nonsense gibberish word "Keet".
  • April 11, 2012
    Sular
    Impish Little Kid? Scamp?
  • April 11, 2012
    PsiPaula4
    Hyper Little Brother would be a bad name considering that not all of the examples are little brothers.
  • April 15, 2012
    lebrel
    Any other name suggestions out there?
  • April 15, 2012
    Vidor
    Hyper Little Boy
  • April 15, 2012
    Nocturna
    ^ That could work.
  • April 15, 2012
    lebrel
    Don't quite like Hyper Little Boy, it sounds like "Genki Guy, but younger".
  • April 16, 2012
    Vidor
    "Don't quite like Hyper Little Boy, it sounds like "Genki Guy, but younger"."

    Isn't that what this is?
  • April 17, 2012
    lebrel
    No, it's "hyperactive, talkative, cute-little-brother type character". Genki is only one of the traits involved.
  • April 17, 2012
    Vidor
    The first sentence of the trope description is "Genki, in a similar way to the Genki Girl."

    Man, this is a bad trope, blah. Oh well, at least we can give it a good name.
  • April 17, 2012
    lebrel
    ^ That's Keet. Keet is getting an overhaul. This is not Keet. This is one of the things that Keet is being used for. The description at the top of this YKTTW is the trope here.
  • April 17, 2012
    Vidor
    OK...

    "Small, cute, Motor Mouthed, and permanently caffeinated. May be Cute But Cacophonic. If he isn't actually someone's little brother, he'll probably have a Big Brother Mentor or Cool Big Sis somewhere on the cast."

    Sounds like Hyper Little Boy to me.
  • May 16, 2012
    lebrel
    Bump. Help brainstorming names would be super-duper appreciated.
  • May 16, 2012
    DracMonster
    I think you have the title in the laconic: Cute Hyper Kid. Or Cute Crazy Kid if you want more alliteration.
  • May 25, 2012
    WizardOutOfOz
    How about "Chattery Monkey Kid" or just "Chattering Monkey" for the name?

  • February 10, 2014
    XFllo
    Bumping for attention.
  • February 10, 2014
    DAN004
    We already have Bratty Half Pint...

    Kinda wanna suggest Token Shota but of course that's in Token Mini Moe. :P
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