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|image=[[File:Pinchaud.jpg|300px]]<br>'''Donkey Kong''', as he appears in ''[[Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze]]''. |full_name=Donkey Kong |first_appearance=''[[Donkey Kong (game)|Donkey Kong]]'' ([[Cranky Kong|by name]]) ([[List of games by date#1981|1981]])<br> ''[[Donkey Kong Country]]'' (as current '''Donkey Kong''') ([[List of games by date#1994|1994]]) |species=[[Kong]] |latest_appearance=''[[Mario Kart 8 Deluxe]]'' ([[List of games by date#2017|2017]]) |latest_portrayal=[[Takashi Nagasako]] ([[List of games by date#2004|2004]]-present) }} {{quote|My [[banana]]s and my buddy, [[Diddy Kong]], they are gone! The [[Kremling]]s will pay! I'll hunt them down through every corner of my island, until I have every last banana from [[Banana Hoard|my hoard]] back!|Donkey Kong|Donkey Kong Country}}

'''Donkey Kong''', also known as '''DK''' or '''D. Kong''',<ref>[http://www.themushroomkingdom.net/ssbm_j2e.shtml#cselect ''Super Smash Bros. Melee'' (set to Japanese).] The Mushroom Kingdom. (Retrieved May 29, 2010)</ref> is a powerful heroic [[Kong]] from [[Donkey Kong Island]] and the main protagonist of the [[Donkey Kong (franchise)|''Donkey Kong'' franchise]] (however, he has also been portrayed as a villain on multiple occasions, as seen in the [[Mario vs. Donkey Kong (series)|''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' series]]). He is a carefree ape who spends his days collecting [[Banana]]s and spends time with his friends, particularly his buddy [[Diddy Kong]]. However, when trouble arises, Donkey Kong jumps headfirst into the action to help his friends and protect his island. The current Donkey Kong is the third known to carry the name, [[Cranky Kong]] being the original Donkey Kong, followed by [[Donkey Kong Jr.]]

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Donkey Kong's character design was created by [[Shigeru Miyamoto]] for the ''[[Donkey Kong (game)|Donkey Kong]]'' Arcade game, in which the big ape kidnaps [[Mario]]'s (originally Jumpman's) original girlfriend, [[Pauline]]. Miyamoto says that he chose the name "Donkey" to reflect the character's stupidity<ref name="Wired">Kohler, Chris (October 14, 2016). "[https://www.wired.com/2016/10/miyamoto-donkey-kong-secrets/ Miyamoto Spills Donkey Kong’s Darkest Secrets, 35 Years Later]. ''Wired''. Retrieved October 14, 2016</ref>, while "Kong" was considered a generic term for large apes in Japan<ref>[http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/donkeykong.asp "Donkey Wrong" - An article about the origin of Donkey Kong's name]. Snopes.com. 2011. (Retrieved June 28, 2012)</ref>. Miyamoto was informed by [[Nintendo]] of America staff that the word "donkey" is not a synonym for "idiot" in English despite what the dictionary he consulted said, but decided to ignore this particular suggestion because he liked the name "Donkey Kong"<ref name="Wired"></ref>.

Donkey Kong's exact role in the [[Mario (franchise)|''Mario'' franchise]] is somewhat hazy. His original appearance portrayed him as a villainous or confused ape with unequaled strength. In these games, Donkey Kong didn't wear a tie. The 1994 [[Game Boy]] ''[[Donkey Kong (Game Boy)|Donkey Kong]]'' was the first game to feature the tie (a red tie with the letters "DK" printed in white, later changed to yellow), but otherwise Donkey Kong is the same as he was in the original.

However, with the release of ''[[Donkey Kong Country]]'' later that same year, Donkey Kong was given a new personality and a new home. ''Donkey Kong Country'' also saw the appearance of the elderly [[Cranky Kong]], who was the original Donkey Kong from the older Arcade games. Indeed, this new Donkey Kong was a character built for a new generation.

Donkey Kong also seems to be based off King Kong. Both apes terrorize someone, and both are on some kind of tower at some time in the story.

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{{main|Baby Donkey Kong}} [[File:YIDSbabydk.PNG|thumb|left|120px|Baby Donkey Kong helps the [[Red Yoshi]] climb vines.]] During the current Donkey Kong's infancy, he is stolen from his treetop home by [[Kamek]] and his [[Toady]] army during their massive kidnapping spree. However, Baby DK meets the [[Yoshi (species)|Yoshis]] and greatly helps them in their quest to defeat the [[Koopa Troop]]. When riding on a Yoshi's back, Baby Donkey Kong helps the Yoshis perform many special moves, such as climbing vines and charging. Baby Donkey Kong is one of the seven [[star children]]. {{br}}

===''Donkey Kong'' Arcade series===   ====''Donkey Kong''==== [[File:Donkey2.jpg|thumb|The original Donkey Kong with Pauline.]]   [[File:Dk1.gif|frame|left|]]   Donkey Kong's first appearance (where he is later confirmed to be a younger [[Cranky Kong]]) is in the Arcade game of the same name, where he is the main enemy. In the game, Donkey Kong was the pet gorilla of "Jumpman" (later renamed [[Mario]])<ref>[http://themushroomkingdom.net/interview_miyamoto_nom18_feb2000.shtml Shigeru Miyamoto Interview]. The Mushroom Kingdom. (Retrieved July 1, 2012)</ref>, but he escapes and angrily carries [[Mario]]'s girlfriend [[Pauline]] to the top of a high construction site. He is pursued by Mario and attacks him by throwing [[Barrel]]s and creating living [[Fire]]. He is eventually pursued to the top of the construction site, where Mario causes the bars supporting him to crash, sending him to the ground.     

Donkey Kong tries to kidnap Pauline yet again in the 1994 [[Game Boy]] remake ''[[Donkey Kong (Game Boy)|Donkey Kong]]'', and this time he's accompanied by his son, [[Donkey Kong Jr.]] Donkey Kong's tactics in this game remain virtually the same, attacking mainly by throwing a variety of objects at Mario, although there are unique stage hazards whenever he confronts Donkey Kong. In the end, Donkey Kong transformed into a giant using the [[Super Mushroom]]s, but he was defeated.

====''Donkey Kong Jr.''====   [[File:Donkey kong jr.png|thumb|left|Donkey Kong Jr. trying to save [[Cranky Kong]].]]   Donkey Kong is in need of rescue during ''[[Donkey Kong Jr. (game)|Donkey Kong Jr.]]'' In this game, Mario actually kidnaps Donkey Kong as punishment for kidnapping [[Pauline]] and stands guard next to his cage with a whip, sending various enemies like [[Snapjaw]]s and [[Nitpicker]]s to attack [[Donkey Kong Jr.]] In the end, Donkey Kong Jr. defeats Mario to free Donkey Kong.

====''Donkey Kong 3''====   In ''[[Donkey Kong 3]]'', Donkey Kong is a main villain once again, although this time, he does not fight Mario (who had gone on to star in his own series and would not meet with Donkey Kong again until much later). In this game, Donkey Kong goes on a rampage inside a greenhouse, and the cousin{{refneeded}} of Mario and local exterminator named [[Stanley (Donkey Kong 3)|Stanley]] is called in to defeat him (along with various insects that are destroying plants in the greenhouse). Donkey Kong uses a system of ropes to lower himself to the greenhouse floor. When he reaches the floor, the game ends, and Donkey Kong is able to destroy the rest of the greenhouse. After Stanley sprays Donkey Kong with insecticide three times to keep him off of the greenhouse floor, he runs away. In the final stage (though after this the first stage follows again, tougher than before), Donkey Kong is forced back and gets his head stuck in a beehive. In the arcade version, upon his head getting stuck in a beehive, he also twitches and tries to get the beehive off, only to fall to the ground, with the beehive breaking in half and revealing that Donkey Kong's face is partially swollen, with his right eye also puffy, implying he was stung by bees. {{br}}

===''Saturday Supercade''=== Donkey Kong, along with Mario and Pauline appears in several episodes of ''[[Saturday Supercade]]''. Here, Donkey Kong is a circus escapee and is now traveling across the country, Mario and Pauline on his tail. [[Donkey Kong Jr.]] is also featured in a few episodes. On the show, Donkey Kong Jr., along with his pal [[Bones (character)|Bones]], travels across the globe searching for Donkey Kong.

===''Captain N: The Game Master''=== [[File:CaptainN QotA DK 2.png|thumb|left|Donkey Kong as seen in ''Captain N: The Game Master'']] Donkey Kong makes occasional appearances on ''[[Captain N: The Game Master]]''. Here he is more or less a giant, bestial, monster. Oftentimes on the show, Donkey Kong is manipulated by Mother Brain and her minions to do their bidding. Donkey Kong also appears in the ''Captain N'' comics.

===''[[Nintendo Adventure Book]]s''=== Donkey Kong appears in the sixth ''Nintendo Adventure Book'', ''[[Doors to Doom]]'', in a recreation of the original game (though Mario and Luigi are trying to reach the top to rescue [[Princess Peach]] instead of [[Pauline]]). Assuming the Mario Bros. successfully reach the top of the tower, Donkey Kong is ultimately sent plummeting out of sight when Peach jabs him in the backside with her crown.

===''Mario'' sports games=== [[File:mt64dk.png|thumb|right|Donkey Kong as he appears in ''Mario Tennis''.]] He is also playable in all of the golf, tennis and other sports titles. He is usually portrayed as a slow but powerful character. He often takes unconventional approaches to certain sports, like swinging a [[Golf Club]] one-handed or using a Boxing Glove for a Baseball Bat. The most interesting of these is the fact that he regularly uses his hands when playing soccer, to the point of holding the ball in one hand as he prepares to punch it with the other.

====''NES Open Tournament Golf''==== Donkey Kong appears in various ''Mario'' sub-series. In ''[[NES Open Tournament Golf]]'', a gorilla looking exactly like Donkey Kong, except for the fact that it was wearing white clothes, appears. It is presumed that this gorilla is Donkey Kong. His role is to tell the player how much money they have.

====''Mario Tennis'' series==== In ''[[Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)|Mario Tennis]]'', Donkey Kong appears as a playable Power-type character. In the game's intro, he participates in the tournament, where he loses to [[Mario]] (allowing the latter to advance to a semi-finals match against [[Yoshi]]).

Donkey Kong appears in ''[[Mario Power Tennis]]'' as a playable character. His offensive power shot is the [[Barrel Cannon Blast]], and his defensive power shot is the [[Boomerang Banana Return]]. When Donkey Kong wins the championship, Toad brings him the trophy, and he grabs it with Toad still holding on. He waves it around, shaking up Toad in the process. When he finally stops, Toad faints, and Donkey Kong scratches his head. Donkey Kong's taunt is showing muscles.

===''Donkey Kong Country'' series=== [[File:DonkeyDKC.png|thumb|150px|The modern Donkey Kong is both an agile and strong ape, capable of defending DK Island.]] Sometime after the battles between the old Donkey Kong and Mario played out, the old Donkey Kong took the name "[[Cranky Kong]]" and presumably retired. His grandson, the ''new'' Donkey Kong, forges lasting friendships with many of the other Kongs, including his eager friend Diddy Kong, [[Funky Kong]], and his girlfriend [[Candy Kong]]. He eventually begins his reign over the island's jungle. Much of the young ape’s time is spent collecting Bananas to add to his [[Banana Hoard]], and he lives a relatively laid back lifestyle as compared to his grandfather.

However, a band of [[Kremling]]s known as the [[Kremling Krew]] forms during this time. Their acts of violence and thievery put them at odds with Donkey Kong constantly, forcing him to guard his Banana Hoard every night.

====''Donkey Kong Country''==== On a stormy night, the [[Kremling Krew]] arrives at Donkey Kong Island and steals the Banana Hoard. When Diddy Kong attempts to guard it, the [[Kremling]] soldiers trap him in a barrel. The events enrage Donkey Kong upon his return to the Hoard, and he sets out to reclaim his stash. Rescuing Diddy from his barrel prison along the way, the two of them slowly defeat the enormous Kremling forces during their travels throughout Donkey Kong Island with the aid of Candy Kong, Cranky Kong, and Funky Kong.

Eventually, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong find [[King K. Rool]], the leader of the Kremlings, on the [[Gangplank Galleon]], where the Banana Hoard is apparently stored. After defeating the slightly deranged king, the Kongs reclaim the Banana Hoard and return home.

====''Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest''==== [[File:DKC2BetterQualityImage65.jpg|thumb|left|Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong rescue Donkey Kong from his dark prison.]] After his long adventures, Donkey Kong decides to rest on the beach. During the day, the Kremlings kidnap the ape, leaving their footprints, a smashed chair, and a note behind them. Donkey Kong is locked in a cage on [[Crocodile Isle]], the latest Kremling hideout. Using Donkey Kong as a bargaining chip, [[King K. Rool|Kaptain K. Rool]], the new identity of King K. Rool, offers to return him in exchange for the Banana Hoard. However, instead of giving in, Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong defeat the Kremlings and duel K. Rool aboard the [[Flying Krock]]; a fight that ends with Donkey Kong breaking free of his imprisonment and literally punching K. Rool out of his airship and into the ocean, where the crazed captain is attacked by sharks. After a rematch with the vengeful Kremling captain in [[Krocodile Kore]], Crocodile Isle sinks into the ocean afterward as Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Dixie Kong watch, but Kaptain K. Rool escapes on his ship.

====''Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!''==== One day, Donkey Kong decides to take his friend Diddy Kong on a fishing trip in the [[Northern Kremisphere]]. While there, they are overpowered and captured by the Kremlings, who claim to now be ruled by an unusual mechanical being named [[KAOS]]. Back home, Dixie Kong grows suspicious when the Kongs do not return. She, along with her cousin [[Kiddy Kong]], who she was babysitting at the time, set out to investigate, eventually discovering that [[King K. Rool|Baron K. Roolenstein]], another identity of King K. Rool, is behind the entire plot. Defeating him, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are released. However, shortly after Cranky Kong criticizes Dixie and Kiddy Kong for their fight, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong approach Cranky Kong ominously with the intention of beating him up in retribution.

====''Donkey Kong Country Returns''==== [[File:DKCR-Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong Artwork.png|thumb|Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong in ''Donkey Kong Country Returns''.]] Donkey Kong returns as a playable character in the Wii game, ''[[Donkey Kong Country Returns]]'' and the [[Nintendo 3DS|3DS]] remake ''[[Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D]]'', along with his little buddy Diddy Kong. In this game, the two Kongs set off on another quest to reclaim their banana hoard from a group of evil creatures known as the [[Tiki Tak Tribe]]. In this game, a volcano erupts, releasing [[Tiki Tong]] and his tikis, who hypnotize the animals living on Donkey Kong Island. The Kalimba tiki is the most seen, considering the fact that he is seen hypnotizing animals and stealing Donkey Kong's bananas with them. When Donkey Kong finds this out, he is furious, but before he can react, Kalimba tiki enters and tries to hypnotize him, but for some reason, the Kongs can't be hypnotized by the tikis. DK knocks the tiki out of his house, bursts his door down, and starts his adventure. Donkey Kong manages to defeat the Tiki Tak Tribe by sealing Tiki Tong back into the volcano by punching the moon hard enough to briefly destabilize its orbit to push Tiki Tong back in. Consequentially, the volcano ends up erupting bananas that presumably were from the banana hoard and the animals hypnotised by the Tikis were saved.

====''Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze''==== [[File:Donkey Kong Artwork - Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.png|thumb|150px|Donkey Kong in ''Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze'']] Donkey Kong is the main protagonist in ''[[Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze]]''. He retains his rolling ability from the previous games. In his latest adventure, the Kongs are celebrating Donkey Kong's birthday when suddenly, the [[Snowmads]] from the North Sea summon the Ice Dragon to blow away the Kongs so they could claim the island as their own. Eventually, when the Kongs return to their island, they challenge [[Lord Fredrik]] to a battle inside a volcano, and he is defeated. Donkey Kong later uses the horn to melt away the snow on [[Donkey Kong Island]]. DK's appearance has been updated in this game (due to the Wii U's HD visual), having more detailed fur (his gameplay model's fur also gained detailed texture) and being a lighter shade of brown.

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[[File:DKC CN1.jpg|thumb|150px|left|Donkey Kong as he appears in the comic "Donkey Kong Country."]] He is also the main character in the [[Club Nintendo (magazine)|Club Nintendo]] comic "[[Donkey Kong Country (comic)|Donkey Kong Country]]", which tells the story of the game of the same name: with Diddy Kong, he tries (and manages) to fetch the Banana Hoard back from King K. Rool.

During the events of the comic "[[Super Mario in Die Nacht des Grauens]]", published in the same magazine, he lives in a [[Nintendo Skyscraper|skyscraper]] in [[Brooklyn]] with many other [[Nintendo]] characters. Due to a contract signed by [[Wario]], the skyscraper is invaded by several monsters. One of them, [[Chuckie]], invades the Kongs' room while Donkey and Diddy are watching TV. They are terrified by the evil doll but get rescued by Mario, [[Link]], and Kirby. Afterwards, Donkey claims that had he and Diddy defeated the monsters, they would only have taken "half of the time."

He once again appears as the main character in "[[Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24]]". The Kongs have to save the world from freezing, since a giant UFO is pulling the [[Earth]] away from the sun. Together with Diddy, Dixie, Kiddy, and Cranky, Donkey enters a space shuttle and flies into space in order to talk to the aliens. As it turns out, the reason for them pulling away the Earth is that they mistake the planet for a giant [[coconut]]. When the Kongs bring them some [[banana]]s, they agree to return the Earth to its original position. In the comic, Donkey appears as the bravest of the Kongs, as he is the one to start talking to the aliens.

===''Donkey Kong Land'' series=== ====''Donkey Kong Land''==== Cranky Kong approaches Donkey Kong with a bet. Cranky believes that video games have become easier with the progression of technology. Therefore, he argues, Donkey Kong is not able to defeat K. Rool on an 8-bit system as opposed to the 16-bit [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System]]. Cranky challenges Donkey Kong to defeat K. Rool on the [[Game Boy]].

After Donkey Kong agrees, Cranky Kong contacts K. Rool and arranges for the adventure to be repeated. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong defeat the Kremlings again, proving that they are heroes.

====''Donkey Kong Land III''==== Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong hear of a contest to discover the [[Lost World (Donkey Kong Land III)|Lost World]] of the Northern Kremisphere. Once there, they set out to find the special area. Under their noses, the Kremlings begin anew the KAOS plot. However, Dixie and Kiddy, who also enter the contest, are able to defeat them.

===''Donkey Kong Country: Rumble in the Jungle''=== [[File:Rumble Jungle Illustration - Kongs and Squawks.jpg|thumb|160px|right|[[Squawks the Parrot]] discovering Donkey Kong and his friends in a dark cave, from ''[[Donkey Kong Country: Rumble in the Jungle]]''.]] In the 1995 novel ''[[Donkey Kong Country: Rumble in the Jungle]]'', Donkey Kong leaves his treehouse in the jungle with his friend [[Diddy Kong]] and grandfather [[Cranky Kong]], after discovering that [[Funky Kong]]'s plane has mysteriously crashed near [[Big Ape City]]. They traverse through the [[Tree Top Town]] on the edge of the forest, and Donkey Kong takes the lead in confronting and defeating a large group of [[Kremling]]s. Later, Donkey Kong uses his "extraordinary lung power" to cry for help from [[Squawks the Parrot]] when they find themselves trapped within a mountain cave. After reaching Big Ape City, Donkey Kong is angered to discover that the Kremlings are rebuilding a large factory which is releasing large amounts of pollution into the air. He finds a way for the Kongs to enter the factory by hiding in a [[cart]], and they locate Funky within a cell. Donkey Kong uses a mini [[TNT Barrel]] to break open the cell door, and later uses a powerful shoulder charge to break open the door to the factory's cargo room.

Just like "climbing vines back in the jungle", Donkey Kong climbs a cable within an elevator shaft to reach the factory's defence system. He encounters the most powerful Kremling, [[Krusha]], who threatens to bring him to King K. Rool. Knowing that he is unable to defeat Krusha using strength alone, Donkey Kong tricks him into thinking that inside his backpack is a list of where to find all the [[Kong]]s on Donkey Kong Island. This gives him the chance to knock out Krusha using a barrel, and he proceeds to destroy the defense system. While escaping the factory in Funky's repaired plane, he and Diddy Kong decide to enter King K. Rool's zeppelin from the air and plant it with time-delayed TNT Barrels. After choosing to allow the "coward" King K. Rool to escape, Donkey Kong and Diddy re-enter the plane, and celebrate a victory as they watch the zeppelin fall and land on the factory, destroying it with an explosion.

Throughout the novel, Donkey Kong uses a range of physical attacks which were originally seen in the ''[[Donkey Kong Country]]'' game, including [[Roll Attack|Barrel Roll]]s, [[Cartwheel]]s and [[Hand Slap]]s. He also carries a large supply of minature [[barrel]]s and [[TNT Barrel]]s in his backpack, which are utilized against the Kremlings and their weapons.

===''Donkey Kong Country'' television series=== {{Appeared|Donkey Kong Country}}

[[File:DKCTVDonkeyKong.png|thumb|right|Donkey Kong, as he appears in the ''Donkey Kong Country'' television series.]] Donkey Kong is a main character in the 1998 TV series of ''[[Donkey Kong Country (television series)|Donkey Kong Country]]''. In it, Donkey Kong is an anthropomorphic ape who, due to finding the Crystal Coconut in [[Inka Dinka Doo]]'s temple, is predicted to be the future ruler of [[Donkey Kong Island|Kongo Bongo Island]]. Ever since, it has been made Donkey Kong's duty to guard the Crystal Coconut until the day it officially proclaims him ruler of the island. However, [[King K. Rool]] wants to steal the Crystal Coconut so that he can rule the island, and DK and his pals have to stop him and the [[Kremling Krew]], as well as another villain, [[Kaptain Skurvy]]. On this show, Donkey Kong is depicted as somewhat of a slacker who loves bananas above all else, much like his portrayal in recent games. On this show, he is also bipedal as opposed to walking on all fours like he normally does, which would carry over to ''[[Donkey Kong 64]]'', though in that game, he stands on all fours when idle.

===''Mario Kart'' series=== ====''Mario Kart 64''==== [[File:Mk64dk.gif|thumb|left|125px|Donkey Kong from ''Mario Kart 64''.]] [[File:DK thinking.png|frame|right|DK's expression after losing a race.]] Like [[Wario]], Donkey Kong first appeared in the ''[[Mario Kart (series)|Mario Kart]]'' series in the [[Nintendo 64]] game, ''[[Mario Kart 64]]'' (replacing [[Donkey Kong Jr.]] from the [[Super Mario Kart|previous installment]]). In this game, he is classified as a heavyweight character, along with [[Bowser]] and Wario. His personal track is [[D.K.'s Jungle Parkway]].

====''Mario Kart: Super Circuit''==== Donkey Kong reappears as a heavyweight character in the [[Game Boy Advance]] game, ''[[Mario Kart: Super Circuit]]''. Again, Wario and Bowser join him as the heavyweight characters. Donkey Kong does not have his own course in this game.

====''Mario Kart: Double Dash!!''==== [[File:Donkey Kong and Diddy - Mario Kart Double Dash.png|thumb|left|125px|Donkey Kong, along with Diddy Kong, from ''Mario Kart: Double Dash!!''.]] Donkey Kong appears in ''[[Mario Kart: Double Dash!!]]'', along with another [[Kong]], [[Diddy Kong]]. Donkey Kong, again, is classified as a heavyweight character. Besides Bowser and Wario, [[King Boo]] and [[Petey Piranha]] also appear as heavyweight characters. Donkey Kong also gets his own personal track, [[DK Mountain]]. He and Diddy share an item, the [[Banana#Mario Kart: Double Dash!!|Giant Banana]]. Donkey Kong's kart is the [[DK Jumbo]].

====''Mario Kart Arcade GP''==== Donkey Kong appears in the arcade game, ''[[Mario Kart Arcade GP]]''. He has four special items. They are the [[Barrel]], the 10T Hammer, the [[Banana#Mario Kart: Double Dash!!|Giant Banana]], and the Conga. Like most of the characters, Donkey Kong has his own cup, which is simply named '''DK Cup'''. In this cup, two of Donkey Kong's personal tracks appear, [[Donkey Kong Jungle (Mario Kart Arcade GP)|Donkey Kong Jungle]] and [[Bananan Ruins]].

====''Mario Kart DS''==== [[File:MKDS-Donkey Kong Artwork (alt).png|thumb|right|125px|Donkey Kong, riding on the Rambi Rider, in ''Mario Kart DS''.]] Donkey Kong appears in the [[Nintendo DS]] game, ''[[Mario Kart DS]]''. Like with his past appearances, Donkey Kong is a heavyweight character, but in this game, he's the lightest heavyweight; the other heavyweight racers include Wario, Bowser, and [[R.O.B.]]. Donkey Kong has three personal karts, the Standard DK, the [[Rambi Rider]], and the [[Wildlife]], and he has one personal track, [[DK Pass]].

====''Mario Kart Arcade GP 2''==== Donkey Kong appears in the second ''Mario Kart'' arcade game, ''[[Mario Kart Arcade GP 2]]''. He is a power racer, along with Wario and Bowser. His personal cup is renamed '''DK Stage''', but the same courses appear in the cup.

====''Mario Kart Wii''==== [[File:Donkey Kong Art - Mario Kart Wii.png|thumb|left|140px|Donkey Kong, holding a red shell on his personal [[Flame Flyer]].]] Donkey Kong also appears in the [[Wii]] game, ''[[Mario Kart Wii]]''. He is classified as a large-sized character, along with [[Wario]], [[Waluigi]], [[Bowser]], [[King Boo]], [[Rosalina]], [[Funky Kong]], and [[Dry Bowser]]. He has three courses in this game (with two of them being retro courses): [[DK Summit]], [[DK's Jungle Parkway|N64 DK's Jungle Parkway]], and [[DK Mountain|GCN DK Mountain]].  Donkey Kong receives a small boost of weight, acceleration, and handling, along with a small mini-turbo boost in this game.

====''Mario Kart 7''==== [[File:Donkeykong-spinyshellnmdww.png|thumb|x200px|right|'''Donkey Kong''', preparing to launch a [[Spiny Shell]].]] Donkey Kong appears as a racer again in the [[Nintendo 3DS]] title, ''[[Mario Kart 7]]'', and has his own personal track, [[DK Jungle (Mario Kart)|DK Jungle]].  He is classified as a Cruiser-type character in this game, and his speed, weight, and off-road stats are given a slightly above average boost.

====''Mario Kart Arcade GP DX''==== Donkey Kong also appears as a racer again in ''[[Mario Kart Arcade GP DX]]''. He is once again a heavyweight racer and the Donkey Kong Cup becomes the Don-chan Cup.

====''Mario Kart 8'' / ''Mario Kart 8 Deluxe''==== Donkey Kong appears in ''[[Mario Kart 8]]'', where he is once again a playable character. His fur has a similar texture as in ''Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze''. While the official website states that he is a heavyweight, Donkey Kong is actually a lighter heavyweight, sacrificing some speed and weight to boost acceleration, handling, and grip. He shares this trait with [[Waluigi]], [[Rosalina]], [[Roy Koopa]] and [[Link]].

He is the Staff Ghost for [[Thwomp Ruins]] and [[DK Jungle (Mario Kart)|<small>3DS</small> DK Jungle]].

Donkey Kong appears in one of the most frequently appearing adverts in the game, for the energy drink 'Burning DK'. Adverts for this appear across a large range of courses within the game, and cans of it can be seen on sale in the vending machines in [[Super Bell Subway]].

Donkey Kong returns in the [[Nintendo Switch]] port ''[[Mario Kart 8 Deluxe]]'', where he now shares stats with only Waluigi and Roy. {{br|left}}

===''Game & Watch'' series=== {{multiframe |[[File:DK-GWGallery3DKJr.png]] [[File:DK-GWGallery4DK3.png]] |Some of Donkey Kong's sprites from the ''Game & Watch Gallery'' series. |size=100 |align=left }} Donkey Kong has played different roles in select [[Game & Watch]] titles.

====''Donkey Kong''==== In ''[[Donkey Kong (Game & Watch)|Donkey Kong]]'' game, Donkey Kong would attempt to stop Mario from releasing Pauline by throwing barrels at him, and Mario had to use a hook mechanism to loosen the wires supporting Donkey Kong's platform. If four wires are removed, Donkey Kong will fall. This was re-released in ''[[Game & Watch Gallery 2]]'' and ''[[Game & Watch Gallery 4]]'', with [[Princess Peach]] replacing Pauline and other minor gameplay changes in the modern version. A more accurate port is available in ''[[Game & Watch Collection]]''.

====''Donkey Kong Jr.''==== An offshoot of the Arcade game of the same name with a similar premise. In ''[[Donkey Kong Jr. (Game & Watch)|Donkey Kong Jr.]]'', the eponymous ape must obtain four [[key]]s from a tree to unlock his father's cage. This was re-released in ''[[Game & Watch Gallery 3]]'' and ''Game & Watch Gallery 4'', with three screens in the modern version and a variation of [[Mushroom Kingdom]] enemies working for Mario.

====''Donkey Kong II''==== A direct follow-up to the previous adventure, ''[[Donkey Kong II]]'' sees Donkey Kong Jr. in a pseudo-amalgamation of the third and fourth screens of his Arcade game. Donkey Kong Jr. must once again climb upwards, pushing the locks open to free his father. This is unlockable in ''Game & Watch Gallery 3'', without a modern edition.

====''Donkey Kong 3''==== Similar to ''[[Greenhouse]]'' and the Arcade ''[[Donkey Kong 3]]'', the Game & Watch ''[[Donkey Kong 3 (Game & Watch)|Donkey Kong 3]]'' has [[Stanley (Donkey Kong 3)|Stanley]] protecting his plants. Donkey Kong released bees aiming at the bugman, and his job was to spray them back at Donkey Kong. In ''Game & Watch Gallery 4'', the modern version replaced Stanley with Mario, and the game adopted a [[Ghost House]] theme.

====''Donkey Kong Circus''==== In ''[[Donkey Kong Circus]]'', Mario watches Donkey Kong juggling [[pineapple]]s while balancing on a barrel. When Donkey Kong makes a mistake, Mario laughs at his performance.

====''Donkey Kong Hockey''==== In ''[[Donkey Kong Hockey]]'', Mario and Donkey Kong settle the score with a game of ice hockey. Player 1 is Mario, while Player 2 or the CPU is Donkey Kong. It also happens to be their first instance being in a competitive, physically athletic position.

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Donkey Kong makes a cameo as a stamp for photos in the [[Game Boy Camera]] peripheral.

===''Mario Party'' series=== Donkey Kong is a playable character in all of the [[Mario Party (series)|''Mario Party'']] games up until ''[[Mario Party 4]]'', where he leaves the playable character roster but gains his own [[DK Space|space]] starting in ''[[Mario Party 5]]''. He is basically the opposite of Bowser, since when a character lands on his space, something good happens. But when a Koopa Kid lands on his space in story mode, he acts surprised and DK punches him, making the [[Koopa Kid]] lose 10 coins.

In ''[[Mario Party DS]]'', Donkey Kong is the primary feature of his own board, [[DK's Stone Statue]]. During story mode, Donkey Kong is turned to stone by a [[Dry Bones]] while he and Diddy run to [[Bowser's Castle]] after being invited to a banquet hosted by him. The player has to win the game and beat the Dry Bones to free Donkey Kong. The ape then runs away to the castle. At the end, he is seen with Diddy enjoying the meals Bowser had prepared as traps for the 8 "party characters".

Additionally, the ''Mario Party 3'' instruction booklet claims that Donkey Kong's favorite item is the [[Reverse Mushroom]]. His default partner in Duel Mode is Whomp.

In ''[[Mario Party 9]]'', Donkey Kong appears as the "boss" of his own board, [[DK's Jungle Ruins]]. His boss minigame is called [[DK's Banana Bonus]]. During the minigame, Donkey Kong tosses Golden [[Barrel Cannon]]s into the area, allowing the players to access banana bunches that are higher up.

Donkey Kong returns as a playable character in the Wii U title ''[[Mario Party 10]]'', marking his first playable appearance in the series since ''Mario Party 5''.

Donkey Kong is also playable in ''[[Mario Party: Star Rush]]'', marking his first appearance as an unlockable playable character and his second appearance as a playable character since ''Mario Party 5''. He can be unlocked if players earn enough part points to reach level 8 or if they scan a Donkey Kong [[amiibo]]. In Toad Scramble, he can break barrels to earn coins. His [[Brawny Dice Block]] has a 1 out of 3 chance to roll a 10, but other than that it will return a 0.

===''Super Smash Bros.'' series=== Donkey Kong is playable in all four ''[[Super Smash Bros. (series)|Super Smash Bros.]]'' games. Donkey Kong is always, as expected from a heavyweight, one of the strongest characters in the games. When he picks up a character, he also has the power to carry them a short distance, which is something that none of the other characters can do. He can also carry large objects, such as [[barrel]]s and [[crate]]s, without having his speed hindered.

Donkey Kong's special moves are [[Giant Punch]], a punch that can be charged to increase its power, [[Headbutt]], which has him headbutt his opponents into the ground, [[Spinning Kong]], which spins him and lets him momentarily float, and [[Hand Slap]], which has him repeatedly stamp on the ground. For his [[Final Smash]], he used [[Konga Beat]], pulling out two [[Bongo]]s and tapping them in time to the beat of ''Donkey Kong Country''{{'}}s first level, with each tap sending shockwaves that deal damage to opponents.

Donkey Kong is unique from other heavyweights; though he is unsurprisingly strong, he is also fast for a character of his weight. His combination of power, speed, and good range from his size and long arms contributes to making him arguably a versatile character to use throughout the ''Smash'' games.

Even though Donkey Kong is a [[Mario (franchise)|''Mario'' franchise]] character, his emblem is the DK symbol, which represents his [[Donkey Kong (franchise)|own franchise]]. Unlike in the ''Mario series'' titles, Donkey Kong is given a gorilla voice for the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series. This is even more noticeable in ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl''.

====''Super Smash Bros.''==== [[File:SSB_Giant_DK.png|thumb|left|150px|Giant Donkey Kong.]] {{main|SmashWiki:Donkey Kong (SSB)}} In ''[[Super Smash Bros.]]'', DK is a default character. In one-player mode, the player must fight '''Giant Donkey Kong'''. This is the only fight in which the player is given two partners to help them instead of one. Giant Donkey Kong can withstand about 350% damage before being knocked off the stage.

====''Super Smash Bros. Melee''==== {{main|SmashWiki:Donkey Kong (SSBM)}} DK is also a playable character in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]''. Once again, he is a default character. In the new one-player mode, ''Adventure'', the player must first fight two Tiny Donkey Kongs and then fight Giant Donkey Kong at [[Jungle Japes]]. By picking up a [[Super Mushroom]], Donkey Kong can transform into Giant Donkey Kong for a few moments. A Giant Donkey Kong also appears in the Event Mode, in two particular events: First in Event 2, where the player controls him and must defeat Tiny Donkey Kong, then in Event 25 where the player must defeat him using [[Giant Bowser]]. Donkey Kong can transform into Giant Donkey Kong by using a [[Super Mushroom]] (it only lasts for brief moments) or playing Giant Melee. Additionally, Donkey Kong is one of the possible giant opponents that can appear in stage 5 of Classic Mode, and has a chance of appearing in said stage at random.

====''Super Smash Bros. Brawl''==== {{main|SmashWiki:Donkey Kong (SSBB)}} {{multiple image |align=left |direction=horizontal |image1=Donkeykong carrying brawl.jpg |width1=160 |caption1=Donkey Kong's unique carrying ability seen in ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl''. |image2=DonkeyKongOriginal-SSBBrawl.png |width2=200 |caption2=The original Donkey Kong, as seen on the 75m stage in ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl''. }} Donkey Kong reappears as a playable character in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''. His moves are carried over from ''Super Smash Bros. Melee'', and he, like other characters, is given a [[Final Smash]], his being the Konga Beat, most likely inspired by the games ''Donkey Konga'' and ''Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat''. Some even go as far to say Donkey Kong's Final Smash is based on his instrumental attack from ''Donkey Kong 64'', in which he uses a pair of Bongos to create a shock-wave that can defeat any enemy on which it is used, except bosses (mainly because they can't be used in any boss battles). Donkey Kong also gets a new white recolor.

An 8-bit Donkey Kong appears on the [[75m]] stage (which is based on the 3rd level in the original ''Donkey Kong''). Touching him will harm the player.

Donkey Kong appears in several events, usually in giant form. *First he appears as a secret opponent in Event 9: "The Monster beneath the Earth". If the player does not KO the two Diddy Kongs fast enough, Giant DK must be fought as well. *He also appears in Event 22: "Monkeys Unite", as Diddy Kong's partner, in which the player uses Diddy to defeat [[Sheik]] and [[Lucario]]. *He is fought in Event 27: "Three-Beast Carnage" as well, alongside [[Bowser#Size|Giant Bowser]] and Giant Charizard.

Ironically, despite his common appearances in ''SSB's'' 1P Game as well as ''Melee's'' Classic Mode, Donkey Kong does not appear in Classic Mode as a giant opponent. He shares this trait with the ''Zelda'' characters and Diddy Kong.

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[[File:SubspaceIntro-DonkeyKong.png|200px|thumb|right|Donkey Kong's snapshot in The Subspace Emissary.]] The [[Koopa Troop]] and [[Bowser]] steal Donkey Kong's Banana Hoard. As a [[Hammer Bro]] drives a car which contains all the bananas of Donkey Kong's, Donkey Kong watches it from a cliff. Hammer Bro and the [[Goomba]]s aboard the car spot Donkey Kong and shoot [[Bullet Bill]]s at him. However, Diddy Kong comes out from a bush, and, with his [[Peanut Popgun]]s, shoots the Bullet Bills. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong then follow the Hammer Bro to retrieve the Banana Hoard. After following it, they see Bowser with a [[Dark Cannon]], revealing that he is working for the [[Subspace Army]]. When Bowser charges the cannon, Donkey Kong charges his Giant Punch. He then launches Diddy to the sky and out of the way, sacrificing himself. Bowser shoots him with the Dark Cannon, which turns him into a [[Trophy (Super Smash Bros. series)|trophy]]. Later, [[Diddy Kong]], [[Fox McCloud]], and [[Falco Lombardi]] meet up with a [[Smash Skiff|ship]] carrying '''Donkey Kong''' as a trophy to a mysterious floating island. Falco then helps Diddy by following it with his Arwing and taking the little Kong with him. He then drops him, and Diddy gets on his '''Rocket Barrel''', takes out his Popguns, and shoots the ship. After seeing this, [[Captain Falcon]] and [[Captain Olimar]] decide to help him and jump to the ship. Diddy frees Donkey Kong, and all four fight the Primids and other enemies.

The ship takes them inside a factory producing Subspace Bombs, and they encounter various R.O.B.s that live on the island. They later meet up with [[Pikachu]] and [[Samus Aran]] and see the [[Ancient Minister]] and a plethora of R.O.B.s. After Ganondorf manipulates the R.O.B.s into activating all of the Subspace Bombs, the Ancient Minister is shown to be [[R.O.B.]], the leader of all the lesser R.O.B.s who were forced to work for the Subspace Army. R.O.B. then fights with the others. When trying to escape, Captain Falcon calls for his [[Falcon Flyer]] and tries to leave the cave. [[Meta Ridley]] then appears, forcing the heroes to fight him. After that, they all meet up with the other heroes.

Donkey Kong and the other heroes enter Subspace and meet [[Tabuu]], who turns everyone into trophies with his Off Waves. However, [[King Dedede]] had anticipated this and created badges that revived certain fighters back into their original forms without having to touch them. With his team, consisting of [[Luigi]] and [[Ness]], Dedede rescues Donkey Kong and most of the others, although some of them are rescued by [[Kirby]]. They also recruit Bowser, [[Ganondorf]], and [[Wario]] after they are informed about Tabuu. At the end of [[the Great Maze]], [[Sonic the Hedgehog]] shows up and helps weaken Tabuu's Off Waves so that Donkey Kong and the others are able to beat him.

====''Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / Nintendo 3DS''==== {{main|SmashWiki:Donkey Kong (SSB4)}} [[File:Giant Punch SSB4 Wii U.jpg|thumb|left|Donkey Kong in ''Super Smash Bros. for Wii U''.]] Donkey Kong returns as a playable character in ''[[Super Smash Bros. for Wii U]]'' and ''[[Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS]]''. His moves carry over from ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', including his Final Smash, and they are relatively unchanged. Like all other Smash Bros. characters, two variants to all his special moves are introduced. Giant Punch has Lightning Punch and Storm Punch, Headbutt has a Jumping Headbutt and Stubborn Headbutt, Spinning Kong has a Chopper Kong and a Kong Cyclone, and Hand Slap has a Focused Slap and a Hot Slap. {{br}}

===''Donkey Kong 64''=== [[File:KONGS.PNG|thumb|right|Donkey Kong and his allies pose.]] His plots to kidnap Donkey Kong continuously coming short, King K. Rool ditches all traces of pretense and develops a machine, the [[Blast-o-Matic]], capable of completely destroying Donkey Kong Isle. However, due to the incompetence of his underlings, the new [[Crocodile Isle (Donkey Kong 64)|Crocodile Isle]] crashes into rocks offshore and delays the blast. [[Squawks the Parrot]], a friend of Donkey Kong, witnesses these events and reports to Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong discovers that all 201 of his [[Golden Bananas]] are stolen and four of his friends are kidnapped: [[Diddy Kong]], [[Lanky Kong]], [[Tiny Kong]], and [[Chunky Kong]], locked behind cages throughout the island.

Donkey Kong discovers a floating isle attached to the main mechanical island. Inside, [[K. Lumsy]], an enormous, disobedient Kremling, is locked up for not destroying the island. When DK promises to get him out of the cage, K. Lumsy jumps for joy, opening up a pathway to [[Jungle Japes]]. Once there, Donkey Kong finds Diddy Kong and frees him. Many other friendly faces are found among the Kremling armies, including Funky Kong, Cranky Kong, [[Snide]], [[Troff]], and [[Scoff]]. In a later area, Candy Kong also joins the fight. One of her gifts to Donkey Kong is a set of [[Bongos]], which affects Donkey Kong's later life.

As Donkey Kong frees his buddies, they in turn help him find his Golden Bananas and the keys to K. Lumsy’s cage. Eventually, the team is able to take on K. Rool in a boxing match.

===''Donkey Konga'' series=== ====''Donkey Konga''==== Donkey Kong discovers a magical set of bongos on a beach. Once Cranky Kong realizes his grandson’s potential for being a professional, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to become famous. On their travels, they revisit many locales and play popular songs through cooperative performances and musical face-offs.

====''Donkey Konga 2''==== When Dixie Kong joins Donkey and Diddy for a practice session, the trio realizes their potential for musical chemistry. Shortly after, they set out on another tour, which is very similar to Donkey and Diddy Kong's first one. However, they change up their song list to include current popular songs of the time.

===''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' series=== ====''Mario vs. Donkey Kong''==== [[File:Mvsdk.jpg|thumb|left|Donkey Kong stealing the Mini Mario toys.]] In the opening for ''[[Mario vs. Donkey Kong]]'', Donkey Kong is channel surfing when sees a commercial for the new [[Mini Mario (toy)|Mini Mario]] toy. Desiring one for himself, Donkey Kong rushes to the local toy store, only to find that they are sold out. However, he notices the [[Mario Toy Company]] building nearby, and he breaks in and steals a sack full of the Mini Marios. Using the toys that fall out of the sack, however, Mario chases after him.

After a while of being chased, Donkey Kong checks the sack, only to see that it is entirely empty. Mario, the toys, and three Toads laugh at him, though the enraged Donkey Kong grabs the Toads and climbs up a nearby a building with them. After Donkey Kong is defeated again, he falls off the building, only to land on a truck containing several Mini Marios, which he decides to steal. After Mario defeats Donkey Kong in the final battle against [[Donkey Kong Plus (stage)|his robot]], Mario gives Donkey Kong his own Mini Mario toy.

====''Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis''==== [[File:M vs DK 2 DK Sprite.PNG|frame|Right|'''Donkey Kong''', as he appears in ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis''.]]

In the sequel, ''[[Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis]]'', he now works in the Mario Toy Company. Donkey Kong then kidnaps Pauline, the V.I.P. guest, when she chooses Mario's Mini-Mario toy over his [[Mini Donkey Kong|Mini-DK]] toy. It is likely that he is the manufacturer of the Kong toys (besides Mini DK) that appear in the game. In the end, Pauline is safe as DK treated her to gifts and food. She then shows her appreciation by kissing the DK toy he gave her.

====''Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!''==== In ''[[Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!]]'', Donkey Kong is waiting in a line to buy a ticket for the opening of the [[Super Mini Mario World Theme Park|Super Mini Mario World theme park]]. However, by the time he reaches the ticket booth, the tickets are sold out. Donkey Kong becomes furious over this, and therefore decides to break in while taking Pauline with him. Mario brings out his Mini Marios and chases Donkey Kong through all the theme park's floors. Later, when Mario rescues Pauline, Donkey Kong turns off the lights and escapes with Pauline through a nearby window. After four more floors are cleared, Mario walks into a room to see Donkey Kong, Pauline, and all the Toads smiling. Pauline reveals that it was all a test for the Mini Marios, who all passed with flying colors, much to Mario's surprise.

====''Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem''==== In ''[[Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem]]'', Donkey Kong arrives at the newly-opened Mini-Land to desperately get a [[Mini Pauline]], only to find out that he is the 101st guest to arrive and it sold out after 100. Donkey Kong gets incredibly mad and, in his rage, kidnaps the real Pauline, forcing Mario and his force of Mini Marios to rescue her. In the end, its shown DK is given a Pauline doll by Mario and the trio rides the Ferris wheel together.

===''Donkey Kong Jungle Beat''=== [[File:DKClap.jpg|thumb|left|Donkey Kong using his [[Sound Wave Attack]] from ''Donkey Kong Jungle Beat''.]] In ''[[Donkey Kong Jungle Beat]]'', it is never clear what compelled Donkey Kong to travel to the [[Banana Kingdom]] and its sister lands. Nevertheless, the ape sets out on a mission to take down the possessed [[Dread Kong]] who ruled it. Upon doing so, he sets out to the other nearby kingdoms. Utilizing his great strength, Donkey Kong, with no support other than his own, fights through sixteen such kingdoms, eventually conquering the evil [[Cactus King]]. After the fight, the other kings meet Donkey Kong, now free of [[Sumo Kong]]’s curse. Presumably, Donkey Kong allows them to resume their duties. Donkey Kong may not have had honorable intentions for entering the kingdoms, instead desiring more bananas and to improve his reputation. Donkey Kong's personality in this game is drastically different from his previous incarnations, most noticeably in his aggressiveness.

===''DK'' series=== ====''DK: King of Swing''==== Donkey Kong has more work to do during ''[[DK: King of Swing]]''. It is time for the annual Jungle Jam, a festival for the Kongs. However, King. K. Rool returns and steals all of the medals needed to have the festival. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong go after him to get the medals back. In the end, they defeat K. Rool, and the festival is celebrated.

====''DK: Jungle Climber''==== In ''[[DK: Jungle Climber]]'', Donkey Kong, along with Diddy, Dixie, Cranky, Wrinkly, Funky, and Candy, is resting on the beach when Diddy notices a giant banana. Donkey Kong, Diddy, and Cranky go up to the top and find a [[Banana Spaceship]]. Donkey Kong fights this spaceship and finds [[Xananab]]. They find that K. Rool and the Kremlings have escaped with his five Crystal Bananas, and he needs them back. Donkey Kong and friends agree, and the four travel through the islands, going through wormholes and other lands, such as Glass Labyrinth, Toybox, and Veggie Patch. At the end of each island, Donkey Kong fights one of K. Rool's assistant Kremlings and eventually defeats the third Kremling. K. Rool then flees to the [[King Kruiser IV]]. Donkey Kong chases him and eventually reaches K. Rool's spaceship. There, he defeats the fourth Kremling as K. Rool goes through a wormhole. Donkey Kong follows, and the group lands on Xananab's home planet. There, they fight K. Rool, which is no easy task. Eventually, the DK Crew once again wins, and Donkey Kong, Diddy, and Cranky get to eat as many bananas as they desire.

===''Mario Baseball'' series=== [[File:MarioSB DK.jpg|thumb|right|Donkey Kong's artwork for ''Mario Superstar Baseball''.]] Donkey Kong appears as a fully playable default character in ''[[Mario Superstar Baseball]]'' and ''[[Mario Super Sluggers]]'' as the team captain of the [[DK Wilds]] with [[Diddy Kong]] as subcaptain and his home stadium is the [[Donkey Kong Jungle (Mario Superstar Baseball)|Donkey Kong Jungle]]. Unlike most batters, Donkey Kong uses a boxing glove to punch the ball. There is a small contact point between the ball and the glove, making it more difficult for Donkey Kong to land a hit, but Donkey Kong has great hitting power. Donkey Kong has also above-average pitching. Donkey Kong has below average running and fielding stats, however. In this game, DK has good chemistry with Diddy Kong, [[Dixie Kong]], and [[Petey Piranha]].

Donkey Kong's special ball and bat is called the [[Banana Ball]]. This makes the pitched or hit ball have a banana-like trajectory. Donkey Kong's player abilities include [[Clamber]], which allows him to climb walls and catch high-flying balls that would otherwise be fair or home-runs. He also has [[Laser Beam]], which makes his throws from outfield to home quick, potentially preventing runners from scoring a point.

In ''[[Mario Super Sluggers]]'', Donkey Kong is mostly unchanged. He still uses a boxing glove to bat. His Star Pitch and Star Swing are also altered to [[Barrel Ball]] and [[Barrel Swing]], which involve him throwing a barrel. He has also lost his Laser Ball ability. As for his stats, Donkey Kong has better batting, but with worse fielding and even worse running. His pitching also lost one point, but it remains above-average. In this game, DK has good chemistry with Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, [[Tiny Kong]], [[Funky Kong]] and [[Baby Donkey Kong]], and his chemistry with [[Kritter]] and [[King K. Rool]] is bad, which is odd considering that they are on DK's team. Donkey Kong has the second highest batting stat in this game, only surpassed by [[Bowser]], King K. Rool, and Petey Piranha. {{br}}

===''Donkey Kong Barrel Blast''=== [[File:Normal donkeykong.jpg|thumb|left|Donkey Kong, as he appears in ''[[Donkey Kong Barrel Blast]]''.]] Donkey Kong and his friends then decide to go on a new adventure, a race with a plethora of Kremlings and their leader, K. Rool. Donkey Kong and his friends and foes alike compete in the Jungle Grand Prix, in which everyone rides on jet-powered bongos. His rival in this game is a [[Kritter]], and his stats are all average. If the player completes all of [[Candy's Challenges]], [[Ultra Barrel DK]] will be unlocked, whose all stats are maxed out. To select Ultra Barrel DK on the character select screen, the player needs to highlight Donkey Kong, hold {{button|wii|Z}} and press {{button|wii|A}}. {{br}}

===''Mario Strikers Series''=== [[File:Relampago.PNG|thumb|A replay of Donkey Kong performing his [[Thunder Wham!]] [[Super Ability]].]] Donkey Kong appears in both ''[[Super Mario Strikers]]'' and ''[[Mario Strikers Charged]]'' as a default playable character. Donkey Kong plays the same as the other characters; the only difference is that in [[Super Strike]]s, it is easier to land the white needle on the dark green zone, but more difficult to land it in the surrounding light green zone.

In ''[[Mario Strikers Charged]]'', Donkey Kong is a Power character. While his tackling and his shooting are excellent, his movement and his passing are poor. Donkey Kong's deke involves him beating his chest and knocking away any would-be attackers. His [[Super Ability]] is [[Thunder Wham!]] He pounds the ground with his fists, creating a shockwave that sends any nearby player away, including his teammates. {{br}}

===''Punch-Out!!''=== [[File:DonkeyKong-PunchOut.jpg|thumb|250px|left|'''Donkey Kong''', as he appears in the Wii version of ''Punch-Out!!''.]] In the Wii title, ''[[wikipedia:Punch-Out!! (Wii)|Punch-Out!!]]'', an updated sequel of the classic NES game, Donkey Kong appears as a hidden bonus opponent, found initially in the game mode, Mac's Last Stand. If the player fights Donkey Kong in that game mode, they can fight him at any time in Exhibition mode.

===''Mario & Sonic'' series=== Donkey Kong, along with [[Birdo]], [[Goomba]], and a few others, were originally planned to appear as playable characters in ''[[Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games]]'', but were scrapped prior to the end-product for unknown reasons.<ref>[http://forums.x-cult.org/index.php?showtopic=3891 Ripped character IDs for ''Mario & Sonic'']. (Retrieved on July 12, 2008)</ref> However, Donkey Kong did appear in all 4 sequels.

====''Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games''==== In the [[Wii]] and [[Nintendo DS]] versions of the video game ''[[Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games]]'', he is a power playable character. His main rival is Knuckles the Echidna.

;Adventure Tours In [[Icepeak]], Mario, Sonic, and Toad find Donkey Kong crying due to one of his bananas fell in a deep ledge which he can't reach. [[Silver the Hedgehog|Silver]] then comes uses his psychic powers to bring the banana back to him. Donkey Kong thanks Silver and challenge him to [[Moguls]]. When Silver finally defeats him, Donkey Kong joins the group.

Toad tells him that there's a pole back in Polastraits. There are also obstacles on the pole, such as ice and bombs. When the ape presses the button on the pole, a bridge forms. Later in Icepeak, Donkey Kong who meets [[Vector the Crocodile|Vector]] challenge him a match of Short Track 500m.  After beating Vector, Donkey Kong wants him to join the group which Vector agrees.

====''Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games''==== Donkey Kong returns in the third installment ''[[Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games]]'', as once again a power type playable character.

;Story Mode Donkey Kong is practicing at the Wrestling Stadium, where [[Espio the Chameleon]] and [[Miles "Tails" Prower]] meet him. [[E-123 Omega]] who slips into him causes his banana to drop. Donkey Kong gets mad and Omega challenges him to a Wrestling-Freestyle Match which DK wins. A battery part comes up of Omega which Eggman put into Omega causing him to go amok. Omega who forgets what happen apologize to DK for causing his banana to fall.

====''Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games''==== Donkey Kong returns in the fourth installment as a power type athlete once again. ====''Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games''==== Donkey Kong returns in ''[[Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games]]'' and is once again a power type. In the Nintendo 3DS version, he is exclusive to Boxing and Beach Volleyball.

===''Mario Sports Mix''=== Donkey Kong appeared in ''[[Mario Sports Mix]]'', where he was classified as a Powerful type character. While his technique is average, along with a very high power stat, Donkey Kong's speed is quite slow. His stage court is [[DK Dock]].

Donkey Kong's special shot involves slamming the ground (which would briefly stun opponents) and then aiming the ball/puck at the goal, or at an opposing player. In Dodgeball, Donkey Kong can repel dodgeball attacks by spinning his body while having his arms stretched out. However, this defensive maneuver is rendered useless when the dodgeball is equipped with an item.

===''Fortune Street''=== Donkey Kong appears as an opponent in single player mode in ''[[Fortune Street]]'', but he is playable in multiplayer. He is a Rank D opponent, which means he spends less investing in his property than most characters spend on their propeties.

===''Super Mario Maker''=== If the player scans the Donkey Kong [[amiibo]] on the [[Wii U#Wii U GamePad|Wii U GamePad]] while the game ''[[Super Mario Maker]]'' is running, he or she will be granted access to a [[Mystery Mushroom]] that, once collected by [[Mario]], transforms him into the Kong. He can become playable afterwards; much of his animations are based on the ones from ''Donkey Kong Country'', while the sound effects that are heard during some of his actions (falling into a pit, clearing the level) are from the arcade ''Donkey Kong''.

===''Mario Sports Superstars''=== Donkey Kong appears as a playable captain character in ''[[Mario Sports Superstars]]''. In most sports, he is classified as a Power type character, giving his shots more power (and thus speed), as well as giving him more stamina in horse racing. In golf, DK's default drive is 224 yards, and his shots travel slightly low in a draw trajectory.

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[[File:DK truck1.jpg|thumb|left|The Donkey Kong monster truck.]] [[File:Donkey Kong - SkylandersSuperChargers.jpg|thumb|''Skylanders: SuperChargers'']] Donkey Kong has made a fair few appearances outside the extended ''Mario'' series. In ''[[wikia:c:banjokazooie:Banjo-Tooie|Banjo-Tooie]]'', for the [[Nintendo 64]], [[wikia:c:banjokazooie:Goggles|Goggles]], a minor character, plays with a Donkey Kong doll. Additionally, Donkey Kong was going to appear in the games ''[[Diddy Kong Pilot]]'', ''[[Donkey Kong Coconut Crackers]]'', and ''[[Donkey Kong Racing]]'' but, after [[Rare]] was bought by [[wikipedia:Microsoft Corporation|Microsoft]], the games were canceled, as Rare lost the rights to use Donkey Kong and all the other ''Donkey Kong'' related characters.

In [http://goldeneye.wikia.com/wiki/GoldenEye_Wiki ''Goldeneye 007''], a game developed by Rare, Donkey Kong's face can be seen on a mountain in the first mission of the game, the Dam. <ref>[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B9b5ySgcdE8| DK's cameo in ''Goldeneye 007'']</ref>. In both this game and its spiritual successor [http://perfectdark.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page ''Perfect Dark''] which was also developed by Rare, there is an unlockable cheat called "DK Mode". This cheat will make it so that all characters in those games will have a similar body shape to Donkey Kong, with a larger head.

A skeleton named [[Bink]] from ''[[Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'' strongly resembles Donkey Kong. Bink even throws barrels and eats bananas. While Donkey Kong himself doesn't appear in ''[[Yoshi's Woolly World]]'', a pattern based on him, named Donkey Kong Yoshi, is featured via [[amiibo]].

[[File:Donkey Kong-Pixels.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Donkey Kong (in original form), as he appears in the film ''Pixels''.]] Donkey Kong also appears in ''[[Skylanders: SuperChargers]]'' under '''Turbo Charge Donkey Kong'''. He appears alongside [[Bowser]] with a special figurine sold exclusively on the Wii U starter pack. However, due to an agreement between Nintendo and [[wikipedia:Activision|Activision]], they are playable only on the Nintendo versions of the game. He also appears in the Wii U version of ''[[wikipedia:Skylanders: Imaginators|Skylanders: Imaginators]]''.

Outside of video games, Donkey Kong appears as a property in [[Nintendo Monopoly]]. He takes the place of Marvin Gardens and costs $280. Finally, a [[Donkey Kong (monster truck)|a monster truck]] based on Donkey Kong appeared at Monster Jam 2007. Donkey Kong also makes an appearance in the film ''{{wp|Pixels (2015 film)|Pixels}}'' in his original form from ''Donkey Kong''.

In the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in ''[[Minecraft: Wii U Edition]]'', Donkey Kong appears as a playable skin. {{br|left}}

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Physical appearanceModifier

{{multiframe |[[File:DKCFrontDK.png|148px]] [[File:DKMP10.png|148px]] |Donkey Kong's appearance from the SNES era (left) and his current appearance (right). |size=320 |align=right}} Donkey Kong is an ape with muscular pecs, a slim stomach, and large triceps and biceps; all surrounded in chocolate brown fur. The fur on his head gives off the appearance of a human hairstyle. He wears a single item of clothing: a red necktie with the "DK" logo printed on it in yellow. According to the talking microphone named [[Microbuffer]] that serves the announcer for the fight against K. Rool in ''[[Donkey Kong 64]]'', Donkey Kong weighs 800 pounds (363 kg).

[[File:Donkey Kong - Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.png|thumb|left|Donkey Kong shows off some muscles. Note the dark color of his fur here.]]

Starting with ''Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze'', Donkey Kong has consistently received realistic fur (prior to the aforementioned game, Donkey Kong was only rarely given realistic fur in some games, such as ''Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat''). The shade of brown his fur is colored, however, has been inconsistent between games, being either a lighter shade or its original darker shade.

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Donkey Kong is a typical brave and yet laid-back hero, and highly caring of his friends and [[Banana Hoard]], becoming particularly enraged when his bananas are stolen or threatened in any way or when his friends are harmed. He is sometimes depicted as somewhat dimwitted. In ''[[Fortune Street]]'', [[Toad]] remarks how Donkey Kong is the brawn and Diddy Kong is the brains, implying Donkey Kong's lack of intelligence. Despite that, he speaks fluent English much like the other [[Kong]]s (particularly during the ''Donkey Kong Country'' series), but he spoke in broken, third-person English for his few lines in ''Donkey Kong 64''.

In the TV series, Donkey Kong was shown to be kind, lazy, not bright but not stupid, brave, and adventurous. Out of him and Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong seemed to have much more common sense when it comes to morally right and wrong, as shown in [[I Spy with My Hairy Eye]] where he was at first against using the [[Crystal Coconut]] to wish for more bananas until Diddy manipulated him into doing it. Donkey Kong seems to get startled much easier in the TV series and is more sensitive.

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Unlike most characters, who have some kind of special power, Donkey Kong relies mainly on his brute strength to get his way through. He sometimes has the title of being 'the strongest of the Kongs', though this claim may refer to his combat abilities instead of strength alone as some Kongs like Chunky Kong and Sumo Kong are clearly larger and stronger than Donkey Kong. In the original ''[[Donkey Kong (game)|Donkey Kong]]'' he had a seemingly unlimited supply of Barrels, and could throw them easily. This carried on to the ''Donkey Kong Country'' games, where he can pick up and throw Barrels with ease. Also in ''Donkey Kong Country'', he can destroy certain enemies that [[Diddy Kong]] cannot hurt with a single jump. In ''Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat'', his strength is shown yet again, it makes him so strong that when he claps, a sound-wave is produced. This is his main attack throughout the game. In the ending of ''Donkey Kong Country Returns'', Donkey Kong is shown to be strong enough to knock the moon out of its orbit and into the planet's atmosphere with a single punch (though the fact he was falling towards it at an alarming speed may have helped with it). He also appears to either immune or highly resistant to hypnosis since the Kalimba Tiki was unable to hypnotize him when it was easily able to do so to other animals on the island. In ''Donkey Kong 64'', he has a personal weapon, the [[Coconut Shooter]], and has a special ability called [[Strong Kong]] which allows him to become invincible and use up more [[Crystal Coconuts]] the longer he maintains the form. Donkey Kong is also talented in playing bongos, demonstrated in ''Donkey Kong 64'', where he uses it to solve puzzles and attack surrounding enemies; the ability of playing bongos is also shown in the [[Donkey Konga (series)|''Donkey Konga'' games]].

Though his size and weight may suggest otherwise, DK is deceptively fast and agile. In ''Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat'' he's shown to very proficient in hand to hand combat, delivering a vast amount of fast punches and kicks in a few seconds and is quick in countering the attacks he dodges. Donkey Kong also has some skill with musical instruments and occasionally can weaponize music and song in combat, most noticeably in his Final Smash from the Smash Bros series.

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[[File:DKandDiddy DKCR.png|thumb|left|Donkey Kong alongside Diddy Kong]] '''Diddy Kong''' is Donkey Kong's "little buddy" who looks up to him. Diddy Kong has gone on countless adventures with his more popular friend, and has even rescued Donkey Kong a couple times. Diddy Kong seems to have a more happy-go-lucky personality than his friend, which is probably due to his youthful age. The relationship between Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong seems to be similar to the relationship of Mario and [[Luigi]], only the two Kongs are not brothers.

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[[File:DK & Cranky.png|thumb|DK and Cranky Kong.]] '''Cranky Kong''' is Donkey Kong's crabby and constantly rambling grandfather. He also originally had the name Donkey Kong until he turned it over to his replacement, and has not resumed the title since (with the sole exception being re-releases such as games in the [[Game & Watch#Game & Watch Gallery series|''Game & Watch Gallery'' series]]). He finds a way to help Donkey Kong and his friends in their adventures, though it usually entails giving out advice or valuable items for a [[Banana Coin|price]]. Although he frequently gets fustrated with Donkey Kong, he does nonetheless look out for him. In the TV series, Cranky acts as a direct mentor to Donkey Kong, but can still get angry with him easily. Regardless, the two care about each other as family as shown in [[Message in a Bottle Show]] where the two hugged each other, although they may be loathe to admit it at times.

'''Donkey Kong Jr.''' is the son of the original Donkey Kong, who became known as Cranky Kong. As the original Donkey Kong is said to be the current Donkey Kong's grandfather, this would make Donkey Kong Jr. his father. Although some sources instead claim that Donkey Kong Jr. became the modern Donkey Kong as an adult, however that is invalid and no longer the case because as of ''[[Donkey Kong Country Returns]]'' Donkey Kong Jr. is the current Donkey Kong's father. Donkey Kong Jr. supported [[Cranky Kong|''"his papa"'']] and saved him from the clutches of [[Mario]] in ''[[Donkey Kong Jr. (game)|Donkey Kong Jr.]]'' However, Donkey Kong Jr. and the current Donkey Kong have had virtually no interaction - they have only appeared alongside each other in ''[[Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)|Mario Tennis]]'' for the [[Nintendo 64]].

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'''Candy Kong''' is one of Donkey Kong's closest friends who others believe he will marry one day, although he is not ready to settle down in Candy Kong's opinion. According to ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', the idea of her being his girlfriend is only a rumor. This may be due to the fact Donkey Kong seemed to spontaneously show romantic interest in [[Pauline]] at the time. In Rare-developed games, DK prefers to keep a then-recent framed photograph of her in [[DK's Tree House|his home]].

In the TV series, Donkey Kong and Candy Kong are dating. The two love each other, not because of their looks, but for personality. Donkey Kong loves Candy Kong for her sweet side, her kindness, her dedication, and banana cream pies while Candy Kong loves Donkey Kong for his kindness and sweetness. Though Candy Kong can get angry at Donkey Kong for his foolishness as shown in several episodes, though none the less, the two love one another.

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[[File:MsvDKMLMart1.png|thumb]] Donkey Kong and '''Mario''' have had quite rivalry for some time. This rivalry has taken a new course as witnessed in the ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' series. However the two can occasionally have a friendly rivalry in spin-off games. Donkey Kong also helped Mario and his friends in the ''Mario Party'' series. Though the current Donkey Kong is large, he is still quite a bit younger than Mario.

Although Mario did fight Donkey Kong's grandfather in the original Donkey Kong game, [[Cranky Kong]] admits that Mario is a true [[Cranky's Video Game Heroes|video game hero]] and even looks back at his nostalgic antics with a fond respect. As time went on, the current Donkey Kong and Mario seemed to develop a friendship and friendly rivalry, and don't seem to hold grudges against one another. One of the evident facts about this is that Mario shares neutral chemistry with Donkey Kong in the ''[[Mario Baseball (series)|Mario Baseball]]'' series.

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'''Pauline''' was kidnapped by both the [[Cranky Kong|original Donkey Kong]] in the Arcade, and Game & Watch games, and the current Donkey Kong in the ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' series. The original Donkey Kong's motive was revenge against Mario for not being a good pet owner, while the current Donkey Kong had three different variations of the kidnapping. In ''March of the Minis'', it was due to his perceived rejection of his feelings in favor of Mario, and took Pauline away to shower her with gifts. In ''Minis March Again!'', Donkey Kong appears to have kidnapped Pauline due to theme park tickets being sold out. In ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'', Donkey Kong just missed having the free [[Mini Pauline]] that was given to the first 100 guests of the theme park, so he takes the real Pauline instead. Although the current Donkey Kong has ultimately proven to have harmless intentions, Mario still assumes the worst when his brash temper acts up and causes him to take her away somewhere. Despite this, Pauline and Donkey Kong remain on friendly terms, and Pauline is generally key to soothing his anger issues. They are even known to work alongside each other, as shown in the last installment of the aforementioned series, ''Tipping Stars'', where Donkey Kong "kidnapped" Pauline to simply to prove to Mario that he assumes nothing but good faith towards her.

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{{seealso|List of Donkey Kong profiles and statistics}} {{multiframe |[[File:Emblem dkg.png|100px]][[File:Emblem Donkey Kong MK8.png|100px]] |Donkey Kong's emblems, from ''[[Mario Kart 8]]''. |size=200 |align=right }}

Donkey Kong's official profiles often characterize him as the "king of the jungle" and discuss how he is both a heroic adventurer and the laid-back leader of the DK Crew. In spinoffs, he is typically a heavyweight power character with decent speed. His emblem in the spin-offs are his initials.

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{{morepic|Donkey Kong}} <gallery> DKNESDonkeyKongPaulineArt.png|''Donkey Kong'' Donkey Kong (Mario Character Encyclopedia).png|[[Donkey Kong (Game Boy)|''Donkey Kong'' (Game Boy)]] DonkeyDKC.png|''[[Donkey Kong Country]]'' Donkey Kong MParty.png|''[[Mario Party]]'' Ssbdonkeykong.jpg|''[[Super Smash Bros.]]'' MKDS-Donkey Kong Artwork.png|''[[Mario Kart DS]]'' Donkey Kong - DK Jungle Climber.png|''[[DK Jungle Climber]]'' </gallery>

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===''[[Donkey Kong Country]]''=== *''"Ok, little buddy, as part of your hero training, you've got to stand guard tonight over my bananas... I'll relieve you at midnight, so try and stay awake until then!"'' *''"My bananas and my buddy, Diddy, they are gone! The Kremlings will pay! I'll hunt them down through every corner of my island, until I have every last banana from my hoard back!"

===''[[Donkey Kong Country: Rumble in the Jungle]]''=== *''"<nowiki>[Squawks the Parrot] always carries a high-powered flashlight. He led us through the caves and tunnels once before. Maybe he can help us again."</nowiki> *''"I can tell you where [[Kremling|''you're'']] going. Right into that wall!"'' *''"Time for some masterful monkey maneuvers!"'' *''"Let [[King K. Rool|the coward]] go. He's just a big windbag, like his ship!"''

===''[[Donkey Kong 64]]''=== *''"Yeah!"'' *''"Cool!"'' *''"Ok!'''' *''"What did Cranky mean about training? Donkey all confused..." *''"Yes, Donkey will help K. Lumsy!"

===[[Donkey Kong Country (television series)|''Donkey Kong Country'' TV Series]]=== *''"Banana-slamma!!" *''"Got any Banana Cream Pie?" *''"Hey Inka! Ring-a-ding-ding. It's me, DK, the future ruler of [[Donkey Kong Island|Kongo Bongo]]. We got business to discuss."'' *''"I would have called [[Cranky Kong|him]] something else, but [[Candy Kong|you]] were present." *''"Aye aye, nose nose, throat throat, ablast me hardies, and shiver me tree trunks!" *''"Hmmm, to know everything, I must give up everything... HEY! Little buddy, I'm giving you my tie collection!" *''"Ohh... feels like I got the stuffing knocked out of me... Oh no! I did get the stuffing knocked out of me! Where's my stuffing?!" *''"Arr, you got me confused with someone else. I'm Donkey Kroc the pirate, arr, and I'm looking for Donkey Kong the ''(mimics monkey)'' ape."'' *''"That's not mine! Look, there's still a piece of banana inside! I never leave a banana bit! Can I have it?" *''"I've never known any problem that couldn't be solved with a little nap." *''"Help, Diddy! I've fallen, and I can't get up! Can you pass me a banana, little buddy?" *''"It's hard to believe anybody this cute could have everybody so mad at him." *''"It's the company's fault for making you want it so much." *''"Back off or I'll have to slam you." *''"It's more fun bein' in one of these biplanes than on top of some skyscraper!" *''"And I say HE'S the one with problems" *''"It's the dreaded..daba..blaba..curse of double dabble wa...doo be doo!" *''"Then let's give them something to really listen to."

===''[[Mario Super Sluggers]]''=== *''"Ook! Ook! (I was wondering when you'd arrive.)"'' *''"Ookity ook! OOOOK! ([[Bowser Jr.]] was here a little while back.)"'' *''"OOK OOK OOK! (He dropped our log bridge and then ran off!)"'' *''"Ook! Hooo ook! (I wanted to chase him down, but not even I can jump across that gap.)"'' *''"Oook? Oooo... (This is pathetic! What am I gonna do now?)"'' *''"Ook ook! (No way I can jump all the way over to that side)"'' *''"Mmm... Ook? (If only there was some way to cross...)"'' *''"OOK! Ook ook! (Banana splits! Could it be...)"'' *''"Ookie ook! (It's a [[Barrel Cannon]]! Ook! ...I mean, hooray!)"'' *''"Oooook! (Looks like [[Funky Kong]] has been busy.)"'' *''"Ook! Ook! (I can use this to get over that gap! See you on the other side!)"'' *''"OOK! OOK OOK! (I'm coming for you, Bowser Jr.!)"'' *''"Ook. (Who do you think you are? You'd best stay away from [[Dixie Kong]]!)"'' *''"Ook? (Are you OK, Dixie Kong?)"'' *''"Ook OOK? (He's going to do WHAT?)"'' *''"Ook. Ook. (He's trying to take it? This will not stand!)"'' *''"Ook ook. (It's no use... I'm clueless.)"'' *''"Harooo! (No! It's my ballpark. I should take care of it myself.)"'' *''"Hoot hoot ook! (Don't take this wrong, but I need to see what you're made of.)"'' *''"Oooookie ooo! (It's settled! I'm leaving it up to you!)"'' *''"Ook ook ook! (If you find barrels or boxes, I'll crush 'em with a [[Hand Slap|hand slap]].)"'' *''"Ooooooooooooook! (Let's send Bowser Jr. packing!)"'' *''"Ook ook! (There's a vine here. I love vines!)"'' *''"Ook! (Sure did! Give us the lowdown on the stone tablet!)"'' *''"Ook! Ook! (Let's go! We have to get the stone tablet back!)"'' *''"Ook. Ook. ([[Tiny Kong]]! You'll pay for this, Bowser Jr.!)"'' *''"Ooka ooka oooo! (Let's move! We have to help!)"'' *''"Ook ook! OOOOOOOK! (Coconut thunder! We've picked up every player in the area!)"'' *''"Ookookook. (Dixie Kong, Tiny Kong, Funky Kong, Baby DK...)"'' *''"Ook ook! (The [[Kritter]]s, [[King K. Rool]], and my best pal, [[Diddy Kong]].)"'' *''"Ook ook! Ooooook! (Nothing! I hate finding nothing.)"''

Name in other languagesModifier

{{Foreignname |Jap=ドンキーコング |JapR=Donkī Kongu |JapM=Transliteration of the international name |Spa=Donkey Kong |SpaM=- |Fra=Donkey Kong |FraM=- |Dut=Donkey Kong |DutM=- |Ger=Donkey Kong |GerM=- |Ita=Donkey Kong |ItaM=- |Por=Donkey Kong |PorM=- |Rus=Донки Конг<br>''Donki Kong'' |RusM=Transliteration of the international name |Kor=동키 콩 |KorR=Dongki Kong |KorM=Transliteration of the international name |Chi=大金剛 or 森喜剛 |ChiR=Dàjīn Gāng |ChiM=Transliteration of the international name}}

TriviaModifier

*Donkey Kong's artwork for ''Super Smash Bros.'' is mirrored, resulting in the DK initials on his necktie being flipped. *Although usually faster than [[Bowser]], Donkey Kong appeared as the slower character in ''[[Mario Super Sluggers]]''. **In ''[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]'' and ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', Donkey Kong both walks and runs faster than Bowser while in [[Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U|''Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U'']], he walks faster than Bowser but runs slower. **In the DS version of ''[[Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games]]'' and Wii version of ''[[Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games]]'', Donkey Kong had a higher power stat than Bowser. Usually, Bowser is stronger than Donkey Kong. **In addition, [[Wario]] is faster than Donkey Kong in ''Mario Super Sluggers'' and in the DS version of ''[[Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games]]''. Usually, Donkey Kong is faster than Wario. *Donkey Kong was [[List of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island pre-release and unused content#Unused graphics|intended]] to make a cameo in ''[[Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island]]'' as a larger variation of the [[Ukiki]] enemy wearing a red necktie that went unused.

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