'''Basic Trope''': Monkeys and apes are highly esteemed
* '''Straight''': TheHero carries around an intelligent monkey, or a fantasy creature that is very monkey-like.
* '''Exaggerated''': TheHero ''is'' the monkey
* '''Downplayed''': A scene takes place at [[HilarityInZoos the zoo]] and the hero is amused by some monkeys.
** Monkeys are highly intelligent creatures; TheHero possessing one shows that he is also TheSmartGuy
** TheHero is a HandicappedBadass, and the monkey is a trained helper monkey
** Oh, let's face it, monkeys are (sometimes) [[CutenessProximity cute and entertaining]]!
* '''Inverted''': ManiacMonkeys
* '''Subverted''': TheHero comes across a roving troop of ManiacMonkeys, who only ''look'' cute.
* '''Double Subverted''': But he offers them [[FruitOfTheLoon a banana]], and they immediately stop attacking and [[FriendToAllLivingThings take a liking to him.]]
* '''Parodied''': Someone declares a new holiday: Monkey Day, which involves people in monkey costumes, parades, giving bananas to friends, etc.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
** Monkeys are looked at with fear or disgust in this setting.
** There are no monkeys or fantasy creatures that resemble monkeys in this setting.
* '''Enforced''': "We need something cute...how about a capuchin monkey?"
* '''Lampshaded''': "Dude, monkeys!"
* '''Invoked''': TheHero tames a monkey.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': TheHero is aware that monkeys are wild animals, and decides that they are better admired from a safe distance than tamed and carried around.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': Sure, monkeys and apes are cute, but they are also wild animals, and therefore can be destructive.
* '''Reconstructed''': TheHero is very good at training and caring for his monkey pet, so it never flies off into a rage against him or any other human on the show.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The monkey does something silly.
* '''Played For Drama''':
** The monkey misses its troop and suffers for it.
** TheHero is cruel to his monkey pet.
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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???