Manky Kongs are Kong reject orangutans and enemies in Donkey Kong Country. Their name derives from the primarily-British slang term "manky", meaning "dirty", while also playing on the word's similarity to "monkey". The former refers to the enemy's ragged appearance, with bad teeth and unkempt fur that seems to be falling out in places, notably the head.
Donkey Kong Country
Manky Kongs attack Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong by throwing an endless supply of barrels in their direction, of which the Kongs must avoid. Some Manky Kongs throw barrels at a faster rate than others. Every Manky Kong stands in one spot and does not move around. The Kongs can defeat Manky Kongs similarly to other basic enemies, such as Gnawty, by either jumping on its head, rolling into it, or throwing a Steel Keg at it.
Manky Kongs first appear in the level Orang-utan Gang, where they appear standing on the treetops all throughout. They also appear in Ice Age Alley, Oil Drum Alley, Trick Track Trek, Blackout Basement, and Loopy Lights. Manky Kongs usually throw barrels from a height, which effectively protects themselves from the Kongs.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Manky Kong later appears as a collectible sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In The Subspace Emissary, the sticker is only usable by Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, and it boosts the strength of arm attacks by 10 points.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker
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