Mr. Curio is a character who debuted in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He is also known as Professor Curio or just Curio.
Professor Curio is a well respected and elderly gentlemen who lives in Cappy Town. Curio runs an antique shop/museum where he displays his artifacts of ancient Dream Land and a long lost Cappy civilization. Besides collecting ancient artifacts, Curio also finds solace by learning about the past in his free time as well. His museum is often vandalized by resident Cappies, so he often has to spend hours sprucing it up. He enjoys working to piece together the past, however hard it may be.
Curio is a Cappy who wears a brown coat with a red bowtie. Since he is elderly, he has grey hair, grey eyebrows, and a grey moustache and beard. His mouth is hidden under his facial hair. His gear includes a satchel which he stores artifacts in.
- Curio happens to be materialistic, as he concerns objects that are valuable.
- In the episode Mr. Curio's Secret Treasure?, he seems to be gullible, as seen when he mistook a Mumbies as a sign of good luck, only to realize that was a lie when the Mumbies terrorized everyone in his way.
- Curio earned his name from the Latin curiositās, -ātis, which means "inquisitiveness".
- Curio seems to be willing to do anything for money, which is why he is willing to make a deal with King Dedede in Curio's Curious Discovery.