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Kalypso is a female Kritter who makes her debut in the game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, where she is an unlockable character. Currently, she and Kass are the only female Kremling characters to have appeared in a game in the Donkey Kong franchise, although King K. Rool has been implied to have a wife in some games. She is also one of only three Kremlings who have hair, sharing this trait with Kass and Kasplat. Her name is derived from the style of lively Caribbean folk music known as "calypso". Aside from her debut appearance she has only appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a trophy and sticker. According to her European trophy description, she seems to have a high rank among the Kremling Krew as she is described as being a strong leader figure while having trust of the full crew, including King K. Rool. She is also good at sports and dancing and owns a clubhouse.
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
In her first appearance, Kalypso joins the Kremlings and races against their long lifetime rivals the Kongs. She is an unlockable character, and is unlocked by winning the Sapphire Cup with a Kremling. She appears in the game as a rival for Tiny Kong; as such they share stats and have similar body composition. Kalypso slashes with her claws as her attack and like all characters in the game she can also perform Wild Moves.
Her bongos are designed to represent her purple palette and golden jewelry. She has top boost and good speed but below average agility.
Aside from the main game she can be seen in various cutscenes. In the Single Racing cutscene Kalypso can be seen, alongside Kass, Kritter and Klump, in front of their rivals, Tiny Kong, Dixie Kong, Donkey Kong and Lanky Kong. In the Time Trial cutscene she can be seen along with Kopter and Diddy Kong as part of the public giving indications to Kass and Lanky Kong of which lap they are on by showing them a sign.
She makes another appearance in one of Candy's Challenges in Challenge # 14: Help Tiny Kong!. Donkey Kong has to help Tiny Kong beat Kalypso in a race; this challenge is level 2 in difficulty.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Kalypso also appears as a Sticker and a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, both of which are unlockable, and are designed after her appearance in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. Her trophy mentions her beauty and her groovy hair as well as describing her stats and her clawing attack. Her sticker uses her artwork from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast and increases launch power. The European version of the game mentions that she owns a clubhouse and that she is good at sports and dancing, while also being a good leader. Her sticker boosts Launch Power by 26 and can be used by any character.
Kalypso has pale blue-green skin, red eyes, a purple top with a skull on it, purple claw polish, blue jeans with a white belt and golden jewelry around her neck, left wrist and her tail. Her hairstyle is a large purple afro. Her size complements Tiny Kong's; as such they rival each other in her debut appearance. Kalypso has been described as a cool and attractive character, but it is said she has a high-pitched laugh. She is also described as being a good leader who has the trust of all the Kremling Krew as well as having good reflexes. She is also good at sports and dancing, the latter never having been shown in games. Kalypso is known to own a clubhouse which is seen as an oasis by all the Kremlings.
Official profiles and statistics
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy (NTSC)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy (PAL)
Names in other languages