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Donkey Kong Characters

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Donkey Kong Characters

 

 

Protagonists

 

Character

Brief Biography

First Appearance

Donkey Kong


 

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Donkey Kong is usually the main character of the Donkey Kong series, and more recently the main protagonist. However, in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, Donkey Kong is the main antagonist. Donkey Kong, currently, is a powerful ape who lives in a carefree jungle, along with his primate friends, with Diddy Kong being the most prominent. He often stops the villain, King K. Rool, from wreaking havoc into his world. It is generally accepted that this Donkey Kong is a different "Donkey Kong" to the one seen in the three original Donkey Kong arcade games, who is believed to be Cranky Kong.

Donkey Kong

Diddy Kong


 

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Diddy Kong can usually be seen following Donkey Kong around. He is said to be Donkey Kong's nephew and best buddy. He is also said to be the boyfriend of Dixie Kong. Along with DK, Diddy helps keep DK Island safe from King K. Rool. He has mostly appeared in the Donkey Kong Country series, but he has appeared in Mario spin-off series. He has appeared in the Mario Kart and the Mario Baseball series. He has his own game, Diddy Kong Racing which has a remake and a scrapped sequel.

Donkey Kong Country

Cranky Kong


 

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Like Diddy Kong, Cranky Kong also first appeared (under the name "Cranky Kong") in the Donkey Kong Countryseries, but later appeared in many Donkey Kong games. He is Donkey Kong's grandfather, and is stated that he was the original Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong, though this is not very clear. He first appeared in the Donkey Kong series under the name "Cranky Kong" in Donkey Kong 64, where he makes potions for the Kongs so that they can learn new abilities. Later on, he helps the Kongs by teaching them how to perform moves and other similar actions. He became fully playable for the first time in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.

Donkey Kong Country

Dixie Kong


 

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Dixie Kong is said to be Diddy Kong's girlfriend. She is also the sister of Tiny Kong and the cousin of Chunky Kongand Kiddy Kong. In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, she made her first appearance and she earned a starring role in its sequel. Dixie is capable of flying in the air with her hair. She makes appearances in the Mario Baseball series as a playable character.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Funky Kong


 

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Funky Kong is a Kong inhabitant of Donkey Kong Island and member of the Kong Family; one of the hero Donkey Kong's best friends and allies. He debuted in the game Donkey Kong Country and has made various subsequent appearances since, often selling or offering some service to his friends, but he occasionally appears as a playable character in spin-off games. He made his first Mario series appearance in Mario Kart Wii, where he is an unlockable playable character.

Donkey Kong Country

Tiny Kong


 

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Tiny Kong is Dixie Kong’s younger sister and as such is the cousin of Kiddy Kong and Chunky Kong. She first appeared in Donkey Kong 64. She is known for being both nimble and fast, and using her two Ponytails to accomplish different tasks. She makes her first Mario series appearance in Mario Super Sluggers.

Donkey Kong 64

Candy Kong


 

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Candy Kong is a member of the Kong family and Donkey Kong's girlfriend. She has appeared in almost every game since her debut, yet she is non-playable and usually hosts minigames for the Kongs to play. She was going to be playable character in Diddy Kong Pilot, but that game became cancelled after Nintendo sold Rare to Microsoft. She has never appeared in any Mario spin-offs.

Donkey Kong Country

Wrinkly Kong


 

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Wrinkly Kong is the wife of Cranky Kong and the Grandmother of Donkey Kong. In her original appearances she is alive, however in Donkey Kong 64 it's established that she died sometime before the events of the game. Despite this, she still appeared in the game as a ghost and continues to do so in the series. She usually assists the Kongsby saving the game and/or giving them hints. She is playable in DK: King of Swing and Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Kiddy Kong


 

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Kiddy Kong is the cousin of Dixie Kong and younger brother of Chunky Kong. He is also the youngest Kong besides possibly Baby Donkey Kong, though he has never made an appearance in a Donkey Kong series game. He only appears in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! where he takes the place of Diddy Kong from the first game and Dixie Kong in the second game. Despite being young, he is quite strong, and his strength rivals evenDonkey Kong himself.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Lanky Kong


 

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Lanky Kong is a close friend of Donkey Kong. He has no known relation with any other Kongs. He makes his first appearance in Donkey Kong 64 and didn't appear again until Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. He is an orangutan and currently the only one that has made multiple appearances in the Donkey Kong series.

Donkey Kong 64

Chunky Kong


 

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Chunky Kong is Dixie Kong's cousin and the older brother of Kiddy Kong. He is a very minor Kong, making his only appearance in Donkey Kong 64, but is also known for his extreme strength that can best any Kong, even Donkey Kong himself. Despite this, he is also known for his extreme meekness.

Donkey Kong 64

Rambi the Rhinoceros


 

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Rambi the Rhinoceros, is one of the main animal buddies in the Donkey Kong series. He is an inhabitant of DK Island. He has appeared in every Donkey Kong Country game except for Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, where he is replaced by Ellie the Elephant. Rambi has also appeared in Donkey Kong 64 and inDonkey Kong Barrel Blast. He made a cameo appearance in Mario Kart DS as the Rambi Riderkart.

Donkey Kong Country

Squawks the Parrot


 

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Squawks the Parrot is another one of the main animal buddies throughout the Donkey Kong series. As well as Rambi, he inhabits DK Island. Squawks is the only animal buddy that appeared in every Donkey Kong Countrygame. Though he wasn't playable in Donkey Kong Country, he did assist Donkey Kong by carrying a light to guide him through caves and other dark areas. As well as Rambi, Squawks appeared in Donkey Kong 64 and as an item inDonkey Kong Barrel Blast.

Donkey Kong Country

Enguarde the Swordfish


 

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Enguarde the Swordfish is an Animal Buddy in the Donkey Kong series who first appeared in Donkey Kong Country; he shares the most number of appearances in the series with Squawks the Parrot (though Squawks only carries a flashlight and is not playable in the original Donkey Kong Country).

Donkey Kong Country

Winky the Frog


 

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Winky the Frog is an Animal Buddy in the Donkey Kong series who first (and only) appeared in Donkey Kong Country. He is, surprisingly, the strongest Animal Buddy and can also jump quite high.

Donkey Kong Country

Expresso the Ostrich


 

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Expresso the Ostrich is an Animal Buddy, and one of the few who are birds. Due to being an ostrich, he can't fly, but can flap his wings to fall slower and can also run very fast. There is also Expresso II, who may or may not be the same as Expresso as he looks exactly the same but has a very different role.

Donkey Kong Country

Tutorial Pig


 

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Tutorial Pig is a character from Donkey Kong Country Returns who, as his name implies, gives Donkey Kong andDiddy Kong tutorials, and also allows them to use Super Kong. It is quite possible that he is in fact a she, and even more possible that he or she is actually a species, not one pig who randomly pops up. Cranky Kong seems to not be fond of him/her. He returns in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D in the same role, since it is just a remake of his first appearance.

Donkey Kong Country Returns

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Antagonists/Anti-heroes

 

Character

Brief Biography

First Appearance

King K. Rool


 

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King K. Rool is the main antagonist throughout the Donkey Kong series. He only has one main goal: to steal the Banana Hoard. King K. Rool also has two alter egos, Kaptain K. Rool and Baron K. Roolenstein. King K. Rool also has a reputation of kidnapping some Kongs. He has kidnapped Diddy Kong twice, and Donkey Kong twice, also. Making very few playable appearances, he has appeared as an unlockable playable character in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast and Mario Super Sluggers. He is also playable in DK: King of Swing, but only in Jungle Jam mode.

Donkey Kong Country

Tiki Tong


 

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Tiki Tong is the main antagonist in Donkey Kong Country Returns. In this game, he and the Tiki Tak Tribe steal the Banana Hoard. Though he is the leader, his only appearance in the game is during the final boss battle. Though he made only one apperance, Tiki Tong made a great impact in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Donkey Kong Country Returns

 

 

Species

 

Species Name

Brief Biography

First Appearance

Kong


 

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The Kongs are the main species from the Donkey Kong series, as shown by the fact that the main character,Donkey Kong, is in fact a Kong. All Kongs have a last name of "Kong", however it is unknown if they are all related since Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong are shown to have some romance, as well as Donkey Kong and Candy Kong. They are similar to monkeys, but are a bit smarter.

Donkey Kong

Helper Monkey


 

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Helper Monkeys are a group of monkeys who assist the Kongs throughout Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. They are also known as Party Monkeys. It is unknown if they are Kongs or not, but it is unlikely.

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

Kremling


 

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Kremlings are the main enemies in most Donkey Kong games. Kremlings reside on Crocodile Isle. Some Kremlings include Kritters, Krushas, Klumps, etc. The Kremlings use many physical attacks, but many are seen with different weapons.

Donkey Kong Country

Tiki


 

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The Tikis made their debut in Donkey Kong Country Returns, where they are the main foes. Tikis have the appearance of wooden masks or musical instruments, and only use themselves to attack. The high-rank Tikis are shown to have hypnotizing powers.

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Zinger


 

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Zingers are wasp enemies that appear in the DK series. They are probably the most main non-Kremling enemy. They are invincible to Kongs in the Donkey Kong Country series, but in DK: King of Swing and DK: Jungle Climber, they can be defeated by the Kongs when their stinger goes up. Zingers have also appeared in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.

Donkey Kong Country

Necky


 

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Neckies are common vulture enemies throughout the DK series. They can shoot nuts out of their mouths, which they do to attack the Kongs. Neckies make appearances in the Donkey Kong Country series, Donkey Kong 64, andDonkey Kong Barrel Blast which is their latest appearance.

Donkey Kong Country

Snowmad


 

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The Snowmads are a group of arctic animals, and the main antagonists of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. In the game, they freeze Donkey Kong Island; claiming it as their own. The Kongs, who got blown off the island during the invasion, venture back to reclaim it and defeat the Snowmads.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Main Features of the Donkey Kong Series Items

 

Name

Description

First Appearance

Banana


 

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Bananas are a common fruits main items in the Donkey Kong series. Like coins, one hundred bananas earn the Kong an extra life. They have appeared in every Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land game. In DK: King of Swing, bananas can make Donkey Kong invisible or revive him one life. They also appear in the Mario Kart series and in some games of the Yoshi series. After appearing in Donkey Kong Country, bananas continue to follow Donkey Kong in his various games.

Donkey Kong Country

Extra Life Balloon


 

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Extra Life Balloons, grant Donkey Kong a certain amount of lives. The red ones only grant one life, the green ones grant two lives, and the blue ones grant three lives. In Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong's face appeared on them, inDonkey Kong Country 2 Diddy Kong's face appeared on them, and in Donkey Kong Country 3, Dixie Kong's face appeared on them. The different colored balloons didn't appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns, instead the player can buy them from Cranky Kong's shop.

Donkey Kong Country

DK Barrel


 

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DK Barrels, are a type of barrel throughout the DK series. After being defeated, each Kong goes into this barrel and can be obtained by the remaining Kong. After appearing in Donkey Kong Country, they have appeared in every game in theDonkey Kong series.

Donkey Kong Country

K-O-N-G Letters


 

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The K-O-N-G Letters, are letters that appear in the DK series. The letters spell KONG, which is the last name of each member of the Kong family. After obtaining all four letters in one level, the player will receive an extra life. These letters have followed Donkey Kong throughout the entire Donkey Kong Country series.

Donkey Kong Country

Star Barrel


 

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Star Barrels, appear in the Donkey Kong Country series. They mark the middle of each level. If both Kongs are defeated in one level and they restart that level, they will start at Star Barrel. These barrels have appeared in every game throughout the Donkey Kong Country series.

Donkey Kong Country

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