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A character, usually a child, who is ''always'' monkeying with things to see how they fit together, or work, or what they are made of, or what they can do. (Always in [[ChildrenAreInnocent total innocence.]]) Generally found with assorted parts of a now-out-of-commission machine scattered about his feet. Or attempting to find out what the [[SchmuckBait Big Red Button]] does. Or poking the DisasterDominoes. TruthInTelevision for anyone who's seen the aftermath of a bored six-year-old with any form of tool.

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A character, usually a child, who is ''always'' monkeying with things to see how they fit together, or work, or what they are made of, or what they can do. (Always in [[ChildrenAreInnocent total innocence.]]) Generally found with assorted parts of a now-out-of-commission machine scattered about his feet. Or attempting to find out [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo what the [[SchmuckBait Big Red Button]] does. Or poking the DisasterDominoes. TruthInTelevision for anyone who's seen the aftermath of a bored six-year-old with any form of tool.

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* Entrapta in ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'' is probably only still alive because she's [[DitzyGenius the greatest living expert on First One technology]]. While rescuing Adora in "No Princess Left Behind", she keeps wandering off to look at Fright Zone robots in the middle of the battle, and once that leads to her being left behind, she breaks into Hordak's lab to find the tool she needs to continue her research, and only survives because while she's there she fixes a problem Hordak was having with the machine he was working on.


* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2300/fc02288.htm Sawtooth knows better than to let Qwerty carry a device]] that is able to remotely disable robot movement.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2300/fc02288.htm Sawtooth knows better than to let Qwerty Dvorak carry a device]] that is able to remotely disable robot movement.

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* Rowan from ''Webcomic/BoyAndDog'', being a baby, learns by touching and sucking objects.

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* [[EverythingsBetterwithCows Cows]] are also this way.


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* Yokoi from ''Anime/TonariNoSekiKun'' is a teenager who get involved in every game she has on sight. She wants to be a regular student, but the titular character, Seki, got enough talent to suck her in absolutely everytime.

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* Yokoi from ''Anime/TonariNoSekiKun'' ''Manga/TonariNoSekiKun'' is a teenager who get involved in every game she has on sight. She wants to be a regular student, but the titular character, Seki, got enough talent to suck her in absolutely everytime.
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* Deconstructed by the minor ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' villain Humpty Dumpty, who had an obsession with dismantling and reassembling objects. This included the gears in an active clock tower, and [[{{Squick}} his own abusive grandmother.]]


Even for this person, CuriosityIsACrapshoot, but generally turns out well...[[IdiotHoudini for the monkey, at least]]. TheFool often displays these traits when he isn't an IdiotHero: given their ability to throw a SpannerInTheWorks of even the most well oiled machine, they can sometimes become an InvincibleIncompetent AccidentalHero throwing the ClockKing's perfectly planned scheme into smoking rubble simply by asking the wrong questions and pulling levers to see what they do. This form of the trope can sometimes be TruthInTelevision for gamers who accidentally discover {{Easy Level Trick}}s by poking at the scenery and AI.

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Even for this person, CuriosityIsACrapshoot, but generally turns out well... [[IdiotHoudini for the monkey, at least]]. TheFool often displays these traits when he isn't an IdiotHero: given their ability to throw a SpannerInTheWorks of even the most well oiled machine, they can sometimes become an InvincibleIncompetent AccidentalHero throwing the ClockKing's perfectly planned scheme into smoking rubble simply by asking the wrong questions and pulling levers to see what they do. This form of the trope can sometimes be TruthInTelevision for gamers who accidentally discover {{Easy Level Trick}}s by poking at the scenery and AI.



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', of all people, [[spoiler: Senbonzakura, Byakuya's Zanpakuto]] is revealed to be this, childishly pressing any button in sight. The difference between [[spoiler: Senbonzakura and Byakuya]] is noted, though it was pointed out that [[spoiler: Byakuya]] acts exactly the same! Just hides that side better.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', of all people, [[spoiler: Senbonzakura, [[spoiler:Senbonzakura, Byakuya's Zanpakuto]] is revealed to be this, childishly pressing any button in sight. The difference between [[spoiler: Senbonzakura [[spoiler:Senbonzakura and Byakuya]] is noted, though it was pointed out that [[spoiler: Byakuya]] [[spoiler:Byakuya]] acts exactly the same! Just hides that side better.


* ''Literature/MilesVorkosigan'': The titular protagonist as a child. Cordelia complains at one point that she didn't even know that a certain machine could come apart.

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* ''Literature/MilesVorkosigan'': The titular protagonist ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'': Miles Vorkosigan as a child. Cordelia complains at one point that she didn't even know that a certain machine could come apart.


* In Manga/{{Bleach}}, of all people, [[spoiler: Senbonzakura, Byakuya's Zanpakuto]] is revealed to be this, childishly pressing any button in sight. The difference between [[spoiler: Senbonzakura and Byakuya]] is noted, though it was pointed out that [[spoiler: Byakuya]] acts exactly the same! Just hides that side better.
* Yokoi from TonariNoSekiKun is a teenager who get involved in every game she has on sight. She wants to be a regular student, but the titular character, Seki, got enough talent to suck her in absolutely everytime.

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* In Manga/{{Bleach}}, ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', of all people, [[spoiler: Senbonzakura, Byakuya's Zanpakuto]] is revealed to be this, childishly pressing any button in sight. The difference between [[spoiler: Senbonzakura and Byakuya]] is noted, though it was pointed out that [[spoiler: Byakuya]] acts exactly the same! Just hides that side better.
* Yokoi from TonariNoSekiKun ''Anime/TonariNoSekiKun'' is a teenager who get involved in every game she has on sight. She wants to be a regular student, but the titular character, Seki, got enough talent to suck her in absolutely everytime.


* GLaDOS' Curiosity Core from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' will constantly ask the player to investigate everything they see.

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* GLaDOS' [=GLaDOS=]' Curiosity Core from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' will constantly ask the player to investigate everything they see.


Usually the CheerfulChild, and often a WideEyedIdealist when given deeper character development. TheSmartGuy, GadgeteerGenius and WrenchWench can show signs of this in the presence of machinery although they usually do less damage. (She may even improve it!) In more cynical works or when used for plot development, a curious monkey can be an UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom, because they ''have'' to know [[SealedEvilInACan what exactly IS in the box the aren't supposed to open]]. An excellent way to justify a NiceJobBreakingItHero moment, and especially common in [[CosmicHorrorStory the cosmic horror genre]].

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Usually the CheerfulChild, and often a WideEyedIdealist when given deeper character development. TheSmartGuy, GadgeteerGenius and WrenchWench can show signs of this in the presence of machinery although they usually do less damage. (She may even improve it!) In more cynical works or when used for plot development, a curious monkey can be an UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom, because they ''have'' to know [[SealedEvilInACan what exactly IS in the box the they aren't supposed to open]]. An excellent way to justify a NiceJobBreakingItHero moment, and especially common in [[CosmicHorrorStory the cosmic horror genre]].



Contrast LittleJimmy, who has no characterization except his ignorance. Compare/contrast LethallyStupid and TooDumbToLive who act out of stupidity rather than curiosity, and are far more likely to get themselves and everyone around them killed. The LethalKlutz does the same thing by accident- God help you if this one overlaps with Curious As A Monkey.

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Contrast LittleJimmy, who has no characterization except his ignorance. Compare/contrast LethallyStupid and TooDumbToLive who act out of stupidity rather than curiosity, and are far more likely to get themselves and everyone around them killed. The LethalKlutz does the same thing by accident- God accident--God help you if this one overlaps with Curious As A Monkey.

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* ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' has E.T. himself.
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* This trope is why you should '''NEVER''' let a [[ChildProdigy Gifted child]] get bored. They ''will'' find some way to amuse themselves, often involving expensive appliances and a screwdriver.

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