Keet: Video Games

  • The titular character from Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg has some qualities of this, fitting his role as savior of Morning Land.
  • In Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Tidus (Final Fantasy X) feels like this. But it's a different play on this trope — he is not overly upbeat, but when you put him with the rest of the game's cast, he is a damn good machine of mood-lightening...unless you bring up his Father, in which case he becomes a Ball of Angry Angst. Zidane (Final Fantasy IX) counts as well, though he can occasionally get serious, and Bartz (Final Fantasy V) rounds out the trifecta of cheerful FF heroes in the 13th Cycle. And let's not forget Vaan (Final Fantasy XII), who would have been a fourth.
    • In the sequel (which does include Vaan), he ends up being pretty laid back about things, along with Laguna. When he's in battle, however, he's extremely loud, self-confident, and boisterous.
  • Parry Gotha in Dragon Quest V, mostly as the effect of the party talk system. He even think of his uber legendary sword as a toy.
  • Yes-Man of Fallout: New Vegas.
  • Zack Fair, the thoroughly Adorkable protagonist in the Final Fantasy VII prequel Crisis Core, is enthusiastic, bouncy, and friendly to the point that people start sticking him with the nickname "puppy".
  • Snow Villiers from Final Fantasy XIII is not a little boy at all — in fact, he's a positively huge rough-and-tumble looking guy — but he's got the personality pretty much down pat.
  • Kieran and Tormod of the Fire Emblem Tellius games qualify.
  • Inazuma Eleven, Endou Mamoru is probably the happiest of the major heroes in the Raimon Academy and Inazuma Japan National. His happy personality and Heroic Spirit are what drive the team to victory. Moreover, he almost never angsts after the first game.
    • His successor Matsukaze Tenma in Go! is no slouch either.
  • Kid Icarus: There's The Hero, Pit, to the point that even when the game gets dark and serious, he's incredibly difficult to take seriously.
  • Sora, of the Kingdom Hearts series can be relentlessly cheerful. He pretty much has to be to be able to keep up with a pair of classic Toons as his sidekicks.
    • Ventus is just as adorable and cheerful as Sora, but in less of a "hyperactive puppy" kind of way and more of a down-to-earth, gently smiling fashion.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander Ellis from Left 4 Dead 2 is a Keet, though a toned-down, Southern version.
    • Arguably Louis from the original Left 4 Dead is another, perpetually optimistic flavor of keet, always hopeful, trying to keep the team's spirits up and looking at the bright side of things in the middle of a Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Conrad Verner from Mass Effect, a hyperactive, hyperenthusiastic Fanboy who keeps trying to impress Shepard. If you're not careful in dealing with him, his enthusiasm can get him killed.
    • This is also pretty much the hat of the Salarians.
  • Claus from Mother 3. For the single chapter he's alive, that is.
  • Teddie from Persona 4. Tiny, loud, hyper, cheerful and the instigator of most of the homosexual things in the game.
  • More so then his anime counterpart, Barry/Pearl/Damion from Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
  • Griff Simmons from the SSX Series fits well into this.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Charmy Bee fits perfectly into this trope, as he is often energetic, playful, and very scatterbrained. Of course, his constant buzzing can be annoying sometimes.
  • Super Mario Bros.: Mario definitely fits as one of these, with his cheerful YAHOOs and WAHAHAHAs.
  • Mao from Tales of Rebirth is an Adorably Precocious Child who seems to be always ready to lighten up the mood.
  • Fast talkin', skull bashin', cola swillin' Scout, from Team Fortress 2. Short, shrill, and hyper to the point of infuriating? You betta believe it pal! Obviously, he is also far more violent than most Keets — a trait that gets lost when he's subjected to Wimpification, as he frequently is.
  • Picwick from Ribbit King is about as Keet as a picnic basket can get.
  • In most of his incarnations, Link is a rather serious young person. By contrast, The Legend of Zelda: The 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.
  • Then there's The Legend of Zelda CD-i Games' Link, who's much more energetic and goofy than his canon counterparts. His ability to speak only emphasizes this, with quotes such as "Gee, it sure is BORING around here!" and "Great! I can't wait to bomb some dodongos!"
  • Cadet Ellis (no relation to the Ellis above) from Vindictus. Makes it all the more of a Player Punch when he eagerly runs off to prove himself and gets brutally killed by a giant goblin.
  • Don and Katsu from Taiko Drum Master. Very much so.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic The Smuggler's first companion, Corso Riggs, is a cheerfully enthusiastic Gun Nut and the party's ranged tank. Excitable, a bit naive, and you could fit his sense of self-preservation in a bottle cap.