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Playing With: Everything's Better with Monkeys
Basic Trope: Monkeys and apes are highly esteemed
  • Straight: The Hero carries around an intelligent monkey, or a fantasy creature that is very monkey-like.
  • Exaggerated: The Hero is the monkey
  • Downplayed: A scene takes place at the zoo and the hero is amused by some monkeys.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Maniac Monkeys
  • Subverted: The Hero comes across a roving troop of Maniac Monkeys, who only look cute.
  • Double Subverted: But he offers them a banana, and they immediately stop attacking and 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: ???
  • Averted:
    • 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: The Hero tames a monkey.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The Hero 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: The Hero 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.
    • The Hero is cruel to his monkey pet.

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