Candy Clone

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Candy Clone
Candy Clone's head and body
Species Robot
First appearance Donkey Kong Country - Bad Hair Day (1998)
Latest appearance Uho'uho Daishizen Gag: Donkey Kong (volume 1) (2000)
Latest portrayal Joy Tanner (1998)
“Oh, my! Despite the head not being attached, she does look real.”
King K. Rool, Bad Hair Day

The Candy Clone is a robotic double of Candy Kong in the Donkey Kong Country animated series. She appears in three episodes and is under the command of King K. Rool. Despite her robotic voice, her appearance is identical to Candy Kong, so much so that even Candy Kong's friends, Donkey Kong and Diddy, did not notice anything different.


Donkey Kong Country animated series[edit]

Bad Hair Day[edit]

The Candy Clone with scissors
The Candy Clone cutting Donkey Kong's hair

Chronologically, Candy Clone makes her first appearance in "Bad Hair Day". In this episode, K. Rool uses it to place a curse on Donkey Kong by cutting all the hair off his head. It later appeared with the real Candy at the end of the episode, wanting to give Donkey Kong a present for being a hero. He mistakenly chooses this Candy as the real one, earning him scorn from the actual Candy Kong. However, when they are about to kiss, the robot's head is blown off.


The Candy Clone reappears in the episode "Speed", deployed by K. Rool once more.

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I Spy with My Hairy Eye[edit]

In "I Spy with My Hairy Eye", King K. Rool uses the apparently repaired Candy Clone to cheat the Kongs and steal the Crystal Coconut. The robot gets the Coconut and goes to the White Mountains, where Eddie the Mean Old Yeti develops a passion for it. Candy Clone seems less intelligent in this appearance, and her personality is nonexistent, most likely because her AI was not repaired properly.

To The Moon Baboon[edit]

The Candy Clone does not appear in "To the Moon Baboon", but is mentioned by Krusha when he and Klump report to King K. Rool about Cranky Kong's film.

Uho'uho Daishizen Gag: Donkey Kong[edit]

Candy Clone shaving DK's hair
The Candy Clone shaving DK's hair

In the first chapter of the manga, directly based on "Bad Hair Day", K. Rool uses the Candy Clone to shave DK's hair and make him weak. Beside looking more robotic than its animated counterpart, the main differences are that he deploys the robot right after DK and Diddy stopped the Kritter troops from assaulting Cranky's Cabin and that the clone shaves DK's hair with an electric shaver in its mouth, then walks off the walkway, falling down the trees and getting destroyed. Like in the cartoon, Donkey Kong is completely oblivious of the Candy Clone's robotic nature, even when Diddy directly points it out and even after the very unusual shave.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロボ・キャンディー
Robo kyandī
Robo Candy