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The Kong Family is the name given to the Kong relatives and friends of Donkey Kong. The patriarch of the family is Cranky Kong, the original Donkey Kong. In the Donkey Kong franchise series of video games, members of the Kong Family are either playable characters or supporting characters that aid the main heroes on their journey. They seem to be in constant conflict with the Kremling Krew, an organization bent on stealing the family's Banana Hoard and destroying Donkey Kong Island.
The family often uses the initials "DK" as a symbol, which most often represents Donkey Kong. It is seen on Donkey Kong's tie, DK Barrels, DK Coins, the End of Level Flags, DK Spaces, and various objects around DK Jungle. The symbol is also used in the Super Smash Bros. series, although in this context, it is used as the logo for the Donkey Kong franchise in general instead of just the Kong Family members (since King K. Rool and Klaptraps also use it).
Members of the Kong Family
Donkey Kong's family
Dixie Kong's family
The villainous Manky Kongs are described as "Kong reject orangutans". Wrinkly is also related to Dixie and Kiddy Kong, and possibly Tiny and Chunky Kong as well, as one of her quotes from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble! when saving the game at Wrinkly's Save Cave is "Aren't you going to give your favorite relative a good-bye kiss?" Additionally, according to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Rambi, Mine Cart, Rocket Barrel, and Professor Chops are all closely categorized under the Kong Family.
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