Professor Curio is a Cappy from Cappy Town who appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He is also known as Mr. Curio or just Curio. He first appeared in A Blockbuster Battle, but did not have a starring role until Episode 8: Curio's Curious Discovery.
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 and its artifacts are often destroyed by various events within the episodes, so he often has to spend hours sprucing it up. He enjoys working to piece together the past, however hard it may be.
Despite his passion for his work, Curio is not very skilled in social interactions, and often stumbles and stammers when he speaks. He is also easily taken advantage of, as evidenced in Episode 8 when King Dedede and Escargoon pressure him to forge archaeological findings to boost the King's royal legitimacy. He is somewhat reserved and cowardly most of the time, but finds bravery when King Dedede pushes him too far in Episode 8, going so far as to even run up to the giant monster Dedede Stone and attack it with a pickaxe.
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.
The following is a complete list of all of Professor Curio's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding his role in each episode:
|Professor Curio's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!|
|A Blockbuster Battle||Secondary character||"I think I'll lay down for a moment..." *faints*|
|Dark and Stormy Knight||Tertiary character||"I have finally reconstructed the rare Triceratops Cappiensis!" (just before the fossil gets zapped)|
|Beware: Whispy Woods!||Tertiary character||(no dialogue)|
|Un-Reality TV||Tertiary character||"Oh, well I uhh..." (after being caught watching T.V. by Tiff)|
|Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure||Secondary character||"It appeared only once a century. It would come to Cappy Town to lay a single egg. After the egg hatched, Dyna Blade would leave Cappy Town only to reappear 100 years later, century after century. Dyna Blade last appeared to a caravan of immigrants during the age of the pioneers, and now, the time of the Dyna Blade is here again."|
|Curio's Curious Discovery||Primary character||"Oh let them get themselves out! I'm through digging up fakes, especially dangerous ones!"||This marks Curio's first leading role.|
|The Fofa Factor||Tertiary character||(unintelligible, mixed with other members of crowd)|
|Hail to the Chief||Secondary character||"It'll take days to clean up this mess! Those vandals painted everything in my shop!"|
|Cappy New Year||Secondary character||"In some places, everyone pauses a moment to reflect on the year passed."|
|The Pillow Case||Tertiary character||(hypnotized) "Must destroy Kirby!"|
|A Fish Called Kine||Tertiary character||"I think these two make a charming couple!"|
|The Thing About the Ring||Secondary character||"Artifacts such as these cannot be bought and sold!"|
|Here Comes the Son||Tertiary character||"Hrmm..."|
|Dedede's Snow Job||Tertiary character||"Get with it, Blustergas! This is a snowboard!"|
|A Princess in Dis-Dress||Tertiary character||"She's the prettiest princess who's ever been here!"|
|The Empty Nest Mess||Secondary character||"It's true Dyna Blade was upset when it first came here, but that was because it had lost its egg."|
|Ninja Binge||Secondary character||"The ninjas were skilled martial artists. They could outrun the wind, leap over buildings...they could even make themselves invisible."|
|Escargoon Rules||Tertiary character||"I'd imagine it all the time..." (in response to Escargoon joking about Curio having a proper museum)|
Curio's museum in the episode Curio's Curious Discovery
Curio attacking Dedede Stone with his pickaxe