Krook

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Krook
Krook.jpg
Artwork of a Krook from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Konga 2 (cameo) (2004)
Variant of Kremling
Not to be confused with Crook.
“Krook rockets his hooked hands at anything that comes near.”
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES instruction booklet, page 30

Krooks[1] are Kremlings encountered in several levels of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2. Krooks wear large red, button-up trench coats, and possess hooks for hands. They belong in the Kremling Kuthroats class. Krook's name has two possible meanings, one being a pun on the word "crook", and the other one referencing a shepherd's crook, which has a similar shape to Krook's hands.

Krooks attack by hurling their dangerous appendages at any nearby monkeys, although they only use one hand for throwing hooks. If the hooks miss, they will boomerang back. Krooks can be defeated with a simple jump on the head or by hitting them with any kind of projectile. They are usually found in caves and castles, but will occasionally appear in other levels. Most Krooks usually stay in one place, but a few do move around at a set path.

Krooks resemble a normal Kritter, but they are more scaly, have bigger feet, and rounder eyes without the cats-eye slits that Kritters have.

Instruction booklet descriptions[edit]

“Krook rockets his hooked hands at anything that comes near.”
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES instruction booklet, page 30
“Krook hurls his horrible hooked hands at anything that comes too close!”
Donkey Kong Country 2 GBA instruction booklet, page 23

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クルーク
Kurūku
Krook
Italian Uncione Big Hook

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest instruction booklet, page 30.