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The Kremling Krew (also known as the Kremling Corps or the Kremling gang) is a powerful gang led by King K. Rool. Most Kremlings are a part of the Kremling Krew, as are a few other creatures. The Kremling Krew repeatedly attempts to steal Donkey Kong’s Banana Hoard and conquer the DK Isles. They are the main foes of the Kong Family.
Donkey Kong Country
In Donkey Kong Country, the Kremling Krew, under the command of K. Rool, invaded Donkey Kong Island, built their industial base, and stole Donkey Kong's hoard of bananas. Donkey Kong teamed up with Diddy Kong to reclaim his bananas and rid his island of the Kremling Krew.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
The Kremling Krew returned in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. This time, the gang was under the control of Kaptain K. Rool, King K. Rool's pirate alter-ego. The members of the Kremling Krew copied their master, dressing in pirate regalia and even wearing wooden pegs or hooks. The Kremling Krew kidnapped Donkey Kong and brought them to their capital base of operations, Crocodile Isle. Diddy Kong, teaming up with his girlfriend Dixie Kong, destroyed the island, seemingly ending the Kremling threat.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Months later in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, the Kremling Krew returned, supposedly under the leadership of a robot named KAOS. In fact, KAOS was actually under the control of Baron K. Roolenstein, the mad scientist persona of K. Rool. New members were recruited this time around, including Koins, Bazukas, Kopters and Kuchukas. Their bases of operations are located in Mekanos, KAOS Kore, and Krematoa.
Donkey Kong 64
King K. Rool and his Kremling Krew once more attempted to invade the DK Isles in Donkey Kong 64, this time arriving in a mechanized version of Crocodile Isle. The Kremlings intended to destroy the isles with a super-weapon known as the Blast-O-Matic, which was damaged on account of the incompetence of the artificial island's pilots, who accidentally crashed the mobile fortress into a small island. They also attempted to use the giant Kremling known as K. Lumsy to smash the Kongs, but when he refused, he was locked up in a cage, with the keys guarded by high-ranking members of the Kremling Krew.
In order to buy themselves time, K. Rool had his henchmen capture several members of the Kong Family, including Diddy Kong, Lanky Kong, Dixie's younger sister Tiny Kong, and Chunky Kong, the brother of Dixie's cousin Kiddy Kong and seized Donkey Kong's hoard of Golden Bananas. However, Donkey Kong was able to rescue his fellow Kongs, and with the help of K. Lumsy, was able to reclaim the Golden Bananas from the Kremlings and defeat King K. Rool once again.
DK: Jungle Climber
In DK: Jungle Climber, the gang had stolen the Crystal Bananas in order to conquer the universe. This time, only two members appear: Kritters and Klobbers. Their bases of operation are located in Ghost Island and Chill 'n' Char Island.
Donkey Kong Country animated series
The Kremling Krew is also featured in the Donkey Kong Country animated series as the show's main antagonist. Here, the Kremling Krew is composed mostly of Kritters and Klaptraps (who are used as ammunition for the Kritter's Klap-Blaster weapons). The group's "core team" consists of King K. Rool; Klump, who is the group's general; and Krusha, who serves as the muscle.
Bases of operation