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Mario Award winner Donkey Kong has won a Mario Award in the Seventh Awards Ceremony!!

I think this article has too much to do with the game, Donkey Kong, and not enough to do with the character. Does the lawsuit about the arcade game really matter in the Donkey Kong article? Waluigi Freak 99 09:35, 14 October 2006 (EDT)

Some of the info, mainly under Sequels and spin-offs, needs to be moved to the arcade game. Wayoshi ( T·C·@ ) Wayoshisig.png 11:32, 14 October 2006 (EDT)


Why would you merge a character with a game? They both deserve their own articles. --Steve (talk) 12:00, 14 October 2006 (EDT)


If his Mario Baseball bio names Cranky as the original DK, doesnt that prove it? - User: Ultimatetoad

Well either way, Does'nt it prove that this DK is NOT the original? - User: Ultimatetoad

The biography that is written in this article may have been written incorrectly. Can someone check the game and see if it says "Cranky Kong" or just "Donkey Kong's ancestor"? Regardless, the game indicates that the current DK is not the original DK. -- Son of Suns

Theeeeeeeeeeeen, Shouldnt we make three articles? One for the original DK, one for Cranky Kong, and one for the modern DK? - User: Ultimatetoad Cranky Kong is most likely the original Donkey Kong. Any info about Donkey Kong should be placed in this article, but mention that the mantle of "Donkey Kong" was passed on to Donkey Kong Jr. (likely the modern Donkey Kong). -- Son of Suns

O.K., I did a little reworking to the article. - User: Ultimatetoad

"sigh" sorry. I misunderstood you. So to make sure I 'Don't now, should I delete the original DK info from Cranky Kong? - User: Ultimatetoad

Well, we can make a short summary of that, as Cranky is most likely the original DK. However, that paragraph should direct us to the Donkey Kong page (like the Baby Mario section of the Mario article redirects to Baby Mario). -- Son of Suns
But, it's not "most likely" is. Cranky Kong is the original DK. It's officially confirmed by MSB. I'm fine with the clarification, but information specific to the Donkey Kong from the arcade games shouldn't be here, but instead on Cranky's page, right? Would you like me to search the history section for the edits I made to this effect that were later reverted? Stumpers! 01:21, 31 December 2007 (EST)

Box art[edit]

Ok whoever is deleting the boxart could you please stop? I'm tired of reposting them over and over again. --Taj The Genie 22:14, 28 January 2007 (EST)

Ok that's it[edit]

Once I get all the pictures back this article needs to be locked! I'm sick of posting these pictures over and over again and they keep getting deleted by a vandal! So please lock this article when all the pictures are back up. --Taj The Genie 22:39, 28 January 2007 (EST)

  • Its me who is deleting the pics. they are of Kiddy, Diddy, and Dixie. No revelence to DK. Find artwork of DK from those games and then we will keep'em. --WarioLoaf (talk) 22:43, 28 January 2007 (EST)

Yes and he is NO vandal. Also the boxart doesn't look so good... A sprite of Mayor Penguin from Paper MarioPaper Jorge

Ok I get it give it a rest. And it's not all about how the picture looks. --Taj The Genie 22:49, 28 January 2007 (EST)

  • thepics look great, but Dk isn't the center of the image, its dk's article, not the others' --WarioLoaf (talk) 22:51, 28 January 2007 (EST)

Who's moving the Kongs picture to the New Quest section? It belongs in the Back in the Spotlight section, so whoevers moving it could you please stop? --Taj The Genie 22:55, 28 January 2007 (EST)

  • First of all, please use the correct image placement. [[Image name|thumb|left or right|description]]. Note that using pixel sizes are only on a few exceptions. The images in the article are getting too big, aren't they? Plus, be sure that the pic is relevant to the character and section you are placing it in. And try to get DK in alone, not surrounded by the other kongs.
  • Second, boxart should Never be in a character article. If you can't find a pic for the section, just leave it alone.
  • Third (and unrelated), why is the Donkey Kong#Joining Mario Again in the biography section? Should be under other events.

Knife (talk)

ummm...sorry, but I started to move boxart to this page. It was back when it needed more images. I added the one with DK (The original DKC) to the page. I did'nt mean for other boxart to be used. so...sorry. - User: Ultimatetoad

Too Many Images[edit]

There are too many images in the biography section, cluttering up the words. I was trying to warn all of you of this... Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 12:48, 29 January 2007 (EST)

I noticed that aswell, I think maybe one or two should be removed. -- Sir Grodus

The pics could work if there were more text in the sections, I will put them back after I rework this article. The article has too much information about the games and not enough about his adventures.Knife (talk)


I think we should stop changing the artwork and just stick with the we have now.--Taj The Genie 19:26, 25 February 2007 (EST)

What do we need to do to make this article better?[edit]

Many people want this article rewritten and lot's of us are doing what we can. So what can we do to make this a better article? --Taj The Genie 02:34, 13 March 2007 (EDT)

From reading the first two paragraphs, I can tell it's poorly written. The first paragraph drags in readers, and it is quite bland. The second paragraph has almost every sentence start with "Donkey Kong" and is very bland. There's no description of any of the other Kongs, and both paragraphs are quite short. Reading on a bit, some of the game description paragraphs are extremely short (such as "Life as a Baby", which is one sentence long), and most need to be rewritten to include better grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, as well as more info.
Start on that, and see how much better it gets.
~ Miniyoshi.png Luigi hc Miniyoshi.png

DK Crankey Controversy[edit]

Should we make a special page article on this controversy?-Pal101

I think there should be a disambiguation page in place.
I am Confused 12:36, 22 April 2007 (EDT)

Yeah I was about to suggest that-Pal101

There's a page about that at the Mushroom Kingdom,(the Mario fan site). How bout we link there? -Nerdy Guy


I think the SSB image needs to be improved... I mean, is DK been attacked? It's very hard to tell what he's doing, and you can't really see him. Super Mario 256 15:49, 22 April 2007 (EDT)

He's Ground Punding with his hands. A common move in Several DK Games. Angry Sun 23:13, 19 May 2007 (EDT)

Something I've been thinking about...[edit]

Why is it that the original 3 DK Games say that Donkey Kong is the character and not Cranky? Perhaps a "(Cranky Kong at the time)"? Angry Sun 23:15, 19 May 2007 (EDT)

DK Jet Image and the Future Section Edit[edit]

I added a little extra space after the "Future" section so that that pesky line wouldn't be going clean through the image any more. Please let me know if this was an inappropriate edit, and feel free to revert it. I just felt that this fine image deserved better than to have a line clear through it. Dinosaur bob 10:57, 30 May 2007 (EDT)

Original DK[edit]

If Cranky is indeed the Original DK, then wouldn't the modern Donkey Kong be Donkey Kong Junior? It does imply that, but doesn't say that. MamaWaluigi 14:10, 21 August 2007 (EDT)

Although in the original Donkey Kong Country games made by Rare it was implied that Cranky was the original DK, now Nintendo, Paon, and any other company that makes Donkey Kong games presently, have never stated wether or not this is true. It may have just been intentionally forgotten, sort of like how Tiny Kong was originally Dixie Kong's 'little sister'. Frum LANKY KONG ! f_Lankeem_dd436b6.gif

That doesn't mean it doesn't hold. And for the Tiny Kong and Dixie Kong thing, age doesn't hold hormones. People get hormones at different ages. MamaWaluigi 19:21, 22 August 2007 (EDT)

Who is DK[edit]

Not to say that the article should turn a certain way, but this article keeps on switching between ideas. In the Who is DK section, we state that it is confirmed that he isn't the original DK, but in other sections like the DK Jr. (relationships) section we state that it's his son! Just pick one for God's sake!!! HyperToad

THANK YOU! We all know that the original DK was retconed to be Cranky Kong, so why did you guys revert my edits way back? Whoa... I'm still spiteful about that. That's not good. Anyway, HyperToad, my edits were about the biography section, so could I put those back in? Stumpers! 12:28, 2 January 2008 (EST)
I dunno, what were they? HyperToad This article needs to be cleaned up.
This is about as good as I can do to show the differences: The sections that got deleted were the first three DK games (although I think I may have removed or severely limited the section about DK3 b/c DK Jr. wasn't there) along with DK math. Once DK Jr. was out of the picture, people were fine with my edits. So, yeah. Take a peek and see if you want DK (Game Boy), DK Jr., and DK Jr. Math put back in there. Stumpers! 23:15, 8 January 2008 (EST)

I'm saying we have 3 options:

  1. Say throughout the article that he is the original DK
  2. Say throughout the ENTIRE article that he is DK Jr.
  3. Say it's unknown.

We can NOT keep on switching back and forth! In the original DK game section it speaks as if he is the DK seen there, but in the DKC section it says he is a grown up DK Jr. PICK ONE! HyperToad

And I'm saying you're right. Number 2, definately. I don't care if it wasn't "spelled out," because Nintendo and Rare assumed that its players wouldn't be silly like this, so... Number 2. What do you say, HT? Stumpers! 21:54, 14 January 2008 (EST)

Of course, number 2 is the truth. Just because it hasn't been restated a minor time direct by saying "Donkey Kong used to be DK Jr." doesn't mean it's not true. But who's gonna make the change? HyperToad

On a related note, should the Yoshi's Island DS section be kept when it's changed? HyperToad

maybe it's like link ya know, more than one of him.

Master Crash

Definately, Hyper Toad. We shouldn't make the assumption that that was Cranky until we get some kind of confirmation. Stumpers! 16:11, 24 January 2008 (EST)

So the Original DK game section has to go first of all. HyperToad

What's about keeping the section and stating somewhere that Nintendo can't settle their minds on the subject? Rareware says DKC Donkey is a grownup Donkey Kong Jr and Nintendo seems to agree... 'till they retcon it away in some game (Mario VS Donkey Kong, I think) and says DK has alway been the same. And then Namco come along and says Donkey is a grownup Donkey Kong Jr. in the baseball game. It's all realy confusing. Blitzwing (talk · gnome work)
Blitzwing: How was it retconed? Are you talking about the "Mario squares off against his original foe?" ...because I think that was just advertisement material (still legit, but in the face of the other sources, Namco and Rare, I dunno.) Stumpers! 14:38, 1 February 2008 (EST)
About the retcon stuff.. Well, I remmember that the guys at that "Donkey Kong Universe" fansite are alway whining about how Nintendo retconed the current DK origin, or something. I don't want to go to that hatefull, eyesore of a forum again, so I can't give specific examples. but I know Nintendo contraticted the stuff about DK origin somewhere, that's for sure. Blitzwing (talk · gnome work)
Perhaps in the cartoon shows? Stumpers! 01:40, 1 March 2008 (EST)

Main picture[edit]

What game is the main picture from? And the one from the "physical appearence" section, where's that from? Sprite of the Ruby Star in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png20:25, 29 February 2008 (EST)

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, his most recent adventure appearance. If you are interested in the DK series, you can still buy it new from online retailers. Stumpers! 01:36, 1 March 2008 (EST)
Both the main picture and the one in the physical appearance? And I'm not interested in the series, I just think whenever there's a picture, there should be a note of where it's from. Would I be able to add a summary of the picture, or can only the person who uploads it do that? Otherwise, it should say in the caption, "from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat". Sprite of the Ruby Star in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png
Yup. Both of 'em. You can edit an image page as you would a standard page. Should be something like: {{aboutfile|''[[Donkey Kong Jungle Beat]]'' official artwork: [[Donkey Kong]] flexing his muscle.}} There's a place for source, but only the uploader of the image can tell you that. If you find the image elsewhere, re-upload it, overwriting the old image, and add the source where you found it. Stumpers! 12:33, 1 March 2008 (EST)


The current Donkey Kong is the grandson of the original Donkey Kong (aka Cranky Kong). Nintendo has actually gone back and forth (see [1]), but the current stance seems to be that he is the grandson. This means that he is the son of Donkey Kong Jr. (who has been absent for quite some time, other than the occasional sports appearance). TJ Spyke 17:12, 15 March 2008 (EDT)

Uh... all this is confusing. I'm wondering, where's the proof Cranky Kong is the Donkey Kong who kidnapped Pauline? It could be that current Donkey Kong is Donkey Kong Jr., Cranky Kong is Donkey Kong Jr.'s grandfather (original Donkey Kong's father), and the original Donkey Kong is the one who hasn't shown up. (Sigh) sometimes I wish you could just ask Nintendo about these things. Sprite of the Ruby Star in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png 18:26, 15 March 2008 (EDT)

Ever played Donkey Kong Country? --Trogga 18:35, 15 March 2008 (EDT)

No. Well, maybe a friend of mine had it for GBA, an I played a few levels, but that's it. Sprite of the Ruby Star in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png 18:46, 15 March 2008 (EDT)

Watch Out[edit]

Some guy is putting arguements about DK-Cranky controversy in sections other than the section that's about it. I found "If Cranky is the original DK, the why hasn't Mario aged?" or something of that likeness in the Trivia Section. That makes no sense. T.T User:Thedude344510:58 PM EST May 29, 2008

Actually, gorillas get aged before humans. Drmgin 15:45, 9 January 2009 (EST)

The truth[edit]

Ok, we talked about that a lot, but seems like there's still someone who's unsure about DK's identity (he is the original? his son? or his grandson?) The section in this page seems to tell how the things are, but doesn't really explains much. Here is how things really are once and for all. DK appeared in his game without tie. ok. in the sequel appeared his son, DK Jr. ok. Now, in the Game Boy remake (Donkey Kong '94) they returned and DK was redesigned to wear a tie (yes, THIS is the first appearence of the tie, not DK Country, so in the most recent design of the original DK he wears a tie). The same year Rare created DK Country. The original idea was: DK is the same of the original; on his side there's a redesigned DK Jr.; then there is the grandpa, Cranky Kong, a new character. But Nintendo didn't like DK Jr's new design, so Rare rewrote the story: DK is a grown up DK Jr.; the redesigned DK Jr. is a new character: Diddy Kong; Cranky Kong is the original DK. So, the truth is DK is Cranky's son? It should be, but for some reason in DKC he says Cranky is his grandfather (maybe a remaining of the original version of the plot). Things just started to get confused as Nintendo took the grandfather theory as right, while Rare continued with DK as Cranky's son. So, in Rare games DK IS Cranky's son, while in Nintendo games DK IS Cranky's grandson. That's it. Then there's the theory that the present DK and the original are one and the same, but this is because of Mario vs. DK, that said "Mario faces his original nemesis", but this doesn't state that the DK in that game is the original Donkey Kong, just that he's A Donkey Kong, plus, also considering that DK as the original, that just means the game is placed shortly after the original DK, and the character is a young Cranky. I think that's all. Whoa.--Kombatgod 20:56, 25 March 2009 (EDT)

One thing I never understood is why people think Cranky can't be both DK's father AND grandfather. Many people are adopted and raised by their biological grandparents, thus making them their adoptive parents. The quotes from DKC and DK64 seem to indicate that this is the case (Cranky raised DK as his son, but is his biological grandfather). Thus the current DK can be a grown up DK Jr. and still be Cranky's biological grandson. Buddy Christ (talk)


Okay, I was reading the Trivia section, and I think the part about Dk's speech patterns should either be finished or moved to a different part of his page. That little piece has been unfinished for sometime, and I really think someone needs to fill in the parts that are missing. I can't do it, because I don't have enough games to reference to, but I do know it needs to be finished! --{{User:FunkyK38/sig}} 11:04, 17 August 2009 (EDT)

Split the original Donkey Kong?[edit]

What do you think about splitting the original Donkey Kong from this article who first appeared in the arcade game? It has been stated many times that the ape of Donkey Kong Country and the original one are two different characters. There was even a time when the two Kongs appeared in parallel when the Game & Watch Gallery games were released. The modern DK was everywhere else, but in said games, his ancestor was still around and was based on his design in Game Boy Donkey Kong (his modern counterpart was only seen in the last Game & Watch Gallery's title screen). --Grandy02 07:38, 27 May 2010 (EDT)

You're right, even if he's called Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong, he's still Cranky.Many games(DKC) says that.SO?A proposal maybe?Dry Bones in Paper MarioCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png
I'd like to read some more opinions, maybe this can be settled without a proposal. --Grandy02 13:26, 28 May 2010 (EDT)

Some questions: What exactly would be the result of this if it happens? Would the information be moved to Cranky Kong, or will 8-bit DK have an article to himself? What would that article be called? --Marcelagus (TCE)

Definitely not merging with Cranky Kong, this incarnation of the Donkey Kong character is very different from the original one (it would be like merging Mario and Dr. Mario). I'm not exactly sure about the article's title, I thought about "Donkey Kong (original)", but that could make people think of the "original" arcade game. Or "Donkey Kong (original character)"? That's quite long, though. Any suggestions? --Grandy02 17:22, 29 May 2010 (EDT)

I know! We'll make an article named Donkey Kong's Grandfather. How do I know? Snake's codecs in SSBB. Otacon(or whatever his name is) said that "The Donkey Kong who faught that epic battle with Mario was this guy's grandfather).Enough proofs I think. What do you guys think?Dry Bones in Paper MarioCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png

I don't know why shouldn't we merge with Cranky Kong. They are the same person, Cranky says that in DKC games! However, it is not stated that Dr Mario and Mario are different persons. Also, Dr Mario and Mario appeared in SSB as two diferent characters. It's like a form of Mario or something...Dry Bones in Paper MarioCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png

Still, Cranky Kong is very different from his younger self, even though they are the same person, therefore I think it shouldn't be merged. I'd rather want to see Nurse Toadstool merged with Peach. Anyway, in case of the title, "Donkey Kong's Grandfather" would only be used if his name was unknown. I still think "Donkey Kong (original)" would be best. --Grandy02 15:57, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Two opinions aren't enough, we should make a proposal.Dry Bones in Paper MarioCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png

With the follwoing three options: "Create separate article Donkey Kong (original)", "Merge relevant information with Cranky Kong", and "Do nothing"? --Grandy02 17:41, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, that's all we have for now so...If there is another suggestion it may be posted on comments.Dry Bones in Paper MarioCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png

I think it doesn't make much sense to separate all things: while we all followed the debates about DK's identity, the average Wiki reader may be unaware of that, and in most cases wouldn't even care! Searching for a list of games DK starred in, he/she would probably want to see the original Donkey Kong game and all the DK Country games listed! I think things as they are now may not be perfect, but are certainly most useful: we have an article for every Kong name: Donkey Kong, Baby Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Cranky Kong. Specifying in the games description that the Country DK is the original's son or grandson is enough. Splitting the articles would make things too nerdy.--Kombatgod 13:01, 9 May 2011 (EDT)

I think we should merge it with Cranky Kong. It just makes a lot of sense to me. Even before I new about CK I knew that the DK from the arcade game was NOT the actual DK. Plus, this wiki is supposed to have correct info right? If we said that the DK from the arcade game is the current DK, we would be telling a lie! NO LIES ON THIS WIKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S BASICALLY THE SAME AS VANDALISM!!!!!!!!!!

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Donkey Kong and Funky Kong- Brothers?[edit]

I'm curious. Exactly where was it ever stated that Donkey Kong and Funky Kong were related? I don't recall this being stated in any official sources.

-SolarBlaze 19:55, 15 June 2010 (EST)

Relations with Yoshi[edit]

Shouldn't we add Yoshi to the Relationship with other characters. Yoshi did save him from Bowser as well


That was Baby Donkey Kong. Rosalina costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC
Yes, but Baby Donkey Kong was Donkey Kong at one point. DKPetey99DKPetey99TCE 10:08, 27 April 2011 (EDT)
Let's add it.

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Confusing Relation[edit]

This is how I look at the Kong family tree:

Cranky Kong married Wrinkly Kong
had Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong is Donkey Kong Jr.'s son.

Now, I am confused about how Dixie and DK are cousins.

I think Swanky, Lanky and Funky are just random Kongs with no relation.

Dixie and Tiny are the cousins of Chunky and Kiddy. Chunky and Kiddy and brothers.

Candy Kong loves Donkey Kong Donkey Kong loves Candy Kong

Diddy loves Dixie Dixie loves Diddy.

So, if I'm wrong, I want to know how the random Kongs are related to DK because many people say that they are related. DKPetey99DKPetey99TCE

Donkey Kong III[edit]

In the character infobox, it shows the character's full name. If Donkey Kong is the grandson of Donkey "Cranky" Kong Sr. and the son of Donkey Kong Jr., wouldn't that make him Donkey Kong III since when your father and grandfather has the same name as you, you'd have a III at the end of your full name? SeanWheeler 15:31, 26 June 2011 (EDT)

Yeah, that makes sense. Ask Steve. He should have an answer.

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Actually, Donkey Kong is not the son of Donkey Kong Jr. It's the other way round. Donkey Kong Jr. is the son of Donkey Kong. So the III has no place on the article.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 16:26, 17 October 2012 (EDT)

DK Tie[edit]

In the Creation section it says that Donkey Kong Country introduced Donkey Kong's new look with the red tie. But Donkey Kong (Game Boy) came out in June 1994 while DKC came out in November 1994, making the Game Boy game the first to feature the tie. --Zeikcied 01:41, 20 January 2012 (EST)

Then change it. If information is wrong, you don't have to ask to change it.M&L+No Moar Picklez=Wurld War III 17:39, 7 February 2012 (EST)

Mario Party[edit]

Shouldn't we have info from the Mario Party games here?--Koopakid10 BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C)

Oopsy Doopsy. :P Koopakid10

What is up with the name "Donkey Kong III" being used in this article?[edit]

It is never stated anywhere that the current Donkey Kong is the son of DK Jr. It is stated that the current Donkey Kong is Cranky's grandson, and also that Cranky raised the current Donkey Kong (Cranky says "Close the door on your way out, I didn't raise you in a barn!" in the original DKC, and also calls DK his son in DK64). This would effectively make Cranky Kong both DK's father and grandfather, meaning that the current Donkey Kong may very well be Donkey Kong Jr. Buddy Christ (talk)

I removed the title "Donkey Kong III" (because he has NEVER been referred to by that title in any game) and the part that says he is the son of DK Jr. (It's not confirmed that he is a separate character from Jr., since Cranky states that he raised the current DK, and even if he is a separate character from Jr., Jr. could very well be the current DK's uncle or something).Buddy Christ (talk)

Donkey Kong III.[edit]

This Donkey Kong first appeared in Donkey Kong Country in 1994.

There are two big problems with using the term "Donkey Kong III": 1) This article also talks about Cranky Kong when he was still the original Donkey Kong, and 2) It has never been used in an officially licensed Nintendo product. (Also, remember to sign your posts.) LinkTheLefty (talk) 22:53, 21 August 2013 (EDT)

This goddamn "Donkey Kong being DK Jr.'s son" is starting to annoy me to no end. Mario (Santa)'s map icon from Mario Kart Tour Mario-HOHO! (Talk / Stalk) 19:33, 8 May 2014 (EDT)

One game is missing![edit]

Under the Mario vs Donkey Kong series should be: Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move Shouldn't this be added? Agentdave7 (talk)

Well, yeah, but since it doesn't garner much attention compared to other games, coverage pertaining to this is much slower.
Mario (Santa)'s map icon from Mario Kart Tour Mario-HOHO! (Talk / Stalk) 14:45, 7 August 2013 (EDT)


Should this page need information about DK's appearance in the Mario Baseball series? SuperZtar (talk) 09:56, 30 August 2013 (EDT)

Well, we have to cover every official appearance, and Mario Baseball games are obviously official, so of course this page needs information about the Baseball games aside from statistics. This article does have a rewrite template for a reason.
Mario (Santa)'s map icon from Mario Kart Tour Mario-HOHO! (Talk / Stalk) 21:32, 30 August 2013 (EDT)

Despite not even having an account, I had to say this: who edited the top of the article so it mentions - to indirectly address it - something NSFW? (you should know what I'm talking about) 15:35, 29 October 2014 (EDT)

I'm just gonna quickly remove that part right now, which I wish I did instead. Delete this comment if you want, I don't really care. 15:37, 29 October 2014 (EDT)

Stanley referred to as Mario's cousin[edit]

I've done some admittedly cursory searching, and all I can find about Stanley being Mario's cousin is forums where people are looking for evidence, and Motherboard articles mentioning forums where people are looking for evidence. Thankfully, this assertion is nowhere on Stanley's own article, nor the Donkey Kong 3 article, but I've placed a "citation needed" in this one, just in case there's some obscure, but significant source backing this up. FiveSparklyStars (talk) 06:22, 2 April 2017 (EDT)

Interesting claim. Thanks for looking into it.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 06:48, 2 April 2017 (EDT)

Tarzan Yell[edit]

I noticed that he can do the Tarzan Yell like this, "Ooo-wa-ooo-aaooaaooaa-ooo!" He first did this in Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat. NoahAlexanderJohnson101 (talk) 15:34, 13 August 2018 (EDT)

Game Appearance section[edit]

Why is there not a Game Appearance section for Donkey Kong? --TheGreenBeetle (talk) 02:36, 10 November 2018 (EST)

Giant Donkey Kong in Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Back on my own talk page, me, Doc von Schmeltwick and Alex95 were talking about whether to consider the Giant Donkey Kong at the end of Jigglypuff's Classic Mode route of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (and subsequently, all other giant and metal opponents of playable fighters from Melee onwards) a boss or not. Alex95 suggested to start a discussion on Donkey Kong's talk page and so here we are now. To quickly catch up, I state that those are not bosses. Rather, they are fighters that have permanent Super Mushroom or Metal Box items attached to them, kinda like how a Special Smash would work and they have to be KO'd by smashing them off-screen after filling up their damage percentage meter high enough, and they don't use an actual health bar like the "actual" bosses in World of Light and Classic Mode (those being Marx, Dracula, Ganon, Dharkon, Giga Bowser, Rathalos, Galeem, Galleom, Master Hand and Crazy Hand). Not to mention, in Classic Mode, the game doesn't denote which fighters are regular or giant until after the specified fight begins (e.g. Joker's Classic Mode route features fights against both a Giant Kirby and a Giant Incineroar, yet the game doesn't label those as giant in the VS splash screen). Finally, in general, the fights against regular playable characters are not bosses as they're just a regular Smash match at the end (e.g. Mega Man's route ends with a fight against Dr. Mario and Mewtwo in quick succession). And in even rarer cases, the actual boss fight isn't at the end of the route but before it ends (e.g. Bowser's route has a fight against Rathalos in Round 6 with the actual final round being against Mario and then a permanently-Metal Boxed Mario afterwards). The other two users, on the other hand, state the opposite (with the only argument used being they count as bosses). After some thinking, I also realized that bringing this over to this talk page could generate more discussion, and I'm kinda interested to see what you guys think. – Owencrazyboy9 (talk) 12:32, April 18, 2019 (EDT)

Smash Wiki also defines Giant Donkey Kong as a boss. It's more than just his role, the permanent Super Mushroom is something the player cannot do in Classic Mode. He may not have a health bar like Giga Bowser, but he is still placed at the end of routes and fulfills the same requirements as any other Classic Mode boss. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:41, April 18, 2019 (EDT)
Reopening this discussion because the addition is still under dispute. Giant Donkey Kong is a superpowered character faced at the end of a Classic route, he counts as a boss. So do Metal Mario and all the other boss characters that don't have healthbars. "They don't have healthbars", "The announcer says 'Go'", and "regular Smash battle" aren't valid reasons to disqualify them as bosses. I direct you to Master Core. Master Core's taken out with a Smash battle after all his shapeshifting and you're not saying he's not a boss. Giant/metal characters faced at the end of a run count as bosses. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 16:23, August 30, 2019 (EDT)

Sakurai considers the fights at the end of Classic Mode bosses himself, so yeah if he classify's it as a boss then it's a boss. Korporal K. Reep Kaptain K. Rool sprite in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest 04:50, May 23, 2020 (EDT)

Donkey Kong III[edit]

I just added that technically, his name is Donkey Kong III, since he is the son of Donkey Kong Junior, who is the son of Donkey "Crank" Kong, but it was removed because "fanfics don't belong here". Firstly I wasn't aware there was a fanfic of this, secondly, he IS the third because of the two previous DKs. Should it still not be listed? Pallukun (talk) 19:48, June 28, 2019 (EDT)

No, because firstly, that is a completely unofficial fan-name, and secondly, their specific background isn't always consistent. The official story is that Cranky "relinquished" his name to the modern Donkey Kong. LinkTheLefty (talk) 00:23, June 29, 2019 (EDT)
Fair enough. As long as there is official proof that this is the case, then I'm fine with that. Pallukun (talk) 00:53, June 29, 2019 (EDT)


Why is he in the "Magician" category? There's no mention of him using any magic in the article and I can't remember any instances of him using it. Baconator2558 (talk) 00:04, August 18, 2019 (EDT)

Every playable character in Mario Party 2 can be a magician and Donkey Kong is one of them.

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DK's Dab[edit]

Am I allowed to add any refernce to DK's dab in this website?
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It's not that you aren't allowed, more that not every single instance of a meme is considered noteworthy enough to mention. ("Sure, he dabs. And then what?") This one's much too minor. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 00:28, August 23, 2019 (EDT)
You're right, it's too minor to be in this wiki. Let's not mention anything about this (including the Rabbid Kong page).
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Please don't try to end around it by inserting notes, either, Recent Changes exists and it genuinely isn't needed. Anyone confused on the manner can refer to this discussion, ask an admin, etc. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 00:53, August 23, 2019 (EDT)
Also Rabbid Kong's example is relevant because of the animation being a beta element of sorts that was changed for the final release of the game. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 00:54, August 23, 2019 (EDT)
Not Really, the move was created in 2015, Mario Kart 8 came out in 2014, making this situation about Donkey Kong completely coincidental --Sdman213 - Profile 00:58, 23 August 2019 (EDT)
I'm aware, I'm speaking in terms of why the mention on Rabbid Kong is allowed where this isn't. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 01:15, August 23, 2019 (EDT)
Oh Ok, gotcha. --Sdman213 - Profile 01:46, August 23, 2019 (EDT)
Context for undo: Never mind how unreasonably determined you are to shove in a mention of DK doing this One Thing. As was stated by Sdman, we already have a gallery where that image can go, and the way it was haphazardly inserted in the page only clutters things up. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 02:03, August 23, 2019 (EDT)

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!! OKAYY OKAYYY! I GET IT! But there's only one article (Rabbid Kong) that features the word "Dab", but I want MOre Article with the word "Dab"! Ohh who am I kidding? I'll stop adding Dab to any more articles.
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Ok. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 01:44, September 24, 2019 (EDT)

Ludwig also dabs but I don't think I should mention mention it as well. Well it could be based on something from the Super Sentai show.
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"Dabbing" is itself just uncreative sentai posing. But most importantly, it's a stupid thing that doesn't need mentioning. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:01, October 5, 2019 (EDT)
The dab will be below for everyone to see: [2]

Also I should've asked you guys first before adding this.
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How long do you plan on dragging out this absolutely inane and moronic topic. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 17:27, October 7, 2019 (EDT)

Drop it. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:37, October 7, 2019 (EDT)

Yes, agreed. This topic has gone on for far too long. Also, you wanting the word "Dab" on more pages does not mean we put "Dab" on more pages. In the eight months I've been here, I've picked up that we run on consensus, not users unilaterally deciding that this constitutes adding all over a personal opinion. TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 17:50, October 7, 2019 (EDT)
And I'm pretty sure that means "actually stop" as opposed to "conveniently remove the discussion so you have a grounds to start this nonsense up again" that takes five seconds to see through. Just a guess, though. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 17:50, October 7, 2019 (EDT)

Alright here's the deal! If I don't add the word "dab" to any articles other than Rabbid Kong, this topic will end. But if I do vandalize a page with dab, this topic won't end!
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Anyone else thinking we should protect this page soon, since apparently they think trying to bargain with admins is a good idea? --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 17:09, October 8, 2019 (EDT)

Since this guy is incredibly adamant on adding this minor piece of non-information, even going as far as to bug me on Smash Wiki about it, I'll try to explain exactly why it doesn't belong here.
First of all, as Sdman213 pointed out, DK used it a year before it became a wide-spread thing; it wasn't really called a dab until 2015. However, according to Wikipedia on Dabbing, the gesture has been around since the 1990s and was not meant to be a glorified dance move. It was known as a "Sentai move", or "squadron move" among other translations, and wasn't really much of a wide-spread deal. Just a regular gesture that wasn't used by cringy children until decades later.
Additionally, Donkey Kong performs several different gestures as tricks. Why should the dab be specifically mentioned? Why should only Donkey Kong be mentioned, when we got Waluigi and Cat Peach doing whatever? I suppose we could point out some references in the trivia section of the Trick article, but that's a separate discussion. The only reason why we cover the dab on Rabbid Kong's page is because the animation was moved from him to Luigi by the final game (we'd probably still cover it anyway, considering how meme-y Mario + Rabbids is).
Get a new obsession, kid. Move on. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:00, October 12, 2019 (EDT)

Original vs. Modern DK[edit]

Not sure why my addition was removed, I feel it's definitely important to note that in some depictions, DKC DK has been referenced as being the same as Classic DK. Both of the first two Smash games reference him as being the original character who appeared in the arcade Donkey Kong, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong references him as "being up to his old tricks again", there are a few other examples IIRC but I'd have to look into it some more.

Even though it's covered in the Cranky Kong article, I definitely think it's important to note here so I don't see why it's not necessary on both pages given the other inconsistencies throughout the years are mentioned on both. It doesn't seem like Nintendo really makes much of a distinction between "classic" and "modern" DK given the loose nature of the Mario series' canon (Baby DK comes to mind), so I don't get why it's not worth mentioning. BubbleRevolution (talk) 19:32, January 25, 2020 (EST)

The early Super Smash Bros. games aren't notable because they also seemingly treat Link like one individual character. The marketing of Mario vs. Donkey Kong does imply that Donkey Kong is from the arcade game; however, the storyline of its direct sequel also implies that Donkey Kong fell in love with Pauline at first sight, which strongly suggests that he can't be the same Donkey Kong or even Donkey Kong Jr. As far as I can tell, inconsistencies like this only happened because Nintendo wasn't quite sure what to do with the property after Rare left - Nintendo never actually tried to retcon Cranky Kong out of being the original Donkey Kong, even if Rare couldn't keep their story straight on his exact relationship to the modern Donkey Kong toward the end. Despite the interim between Rare and Retro's platformers, Nintendo still acknowledged that the arcade Donkey Kong is an ancestor of the modern one, such as in Mario Superstar Baseball and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and the current story on Cranky Kong is the original one from Donkey Kong Country. For these reasons, the bigger story is Rare's inconsistent portrayal of Cranky Kong as either Donkey Kong's grandfather or father, and regardless, all of this is directed to the identity confusion section. Like what was decided for the Koopalings, it's for the best to keep the information all in one spot, because doing otherwise is messy and can potentially cause even more confusion, which isn't really necessary when this has been a settled issue for a good decade. LinkTheLefty (talk) 20:30, January 25, 2020 (EST)
I'd argue the fact that the original DK and modern DK share an article (while simultaneously having a separate article for Cranky) with no mention of why is far more confusing. Like I said, Nintendo doesn't really keep a super consistent canon, and it seems to me that they don't really make an official distinction between the two incarnations of Donkey Kong on any sort of large scale, given some of the other elements they introduced (Baby DK, DK Jr. originally being DK's partner in beta versions of Double Dash, etc.), I'd say it warrants at least a sentence covering it, I don't see how that causes any more confusion than the current setup, especially since the "original vs. modern DK" dichotomy is barely referenced in DK games nowadays.
A note on the Smash thing too, I double-checked that and it doesn't bear anything saying there's only one Link or that OoT Link and LoZ/LTTP Link are the same, just that Link is the hero of the Zelda series (which he is, I don't think the idea of a Zelda timeline or there being different Links was established at that point, just that the games have their own continuity), unlike the DK ones where it explicitly references them as being the same. BubbleRevolution (talk) 07:31, January 26, 2020 (EST)
Link and Zelda have been established as more than one character very early on, the latter since The Adventure of Link and both since A Link to the Past. Despite this, the bio text in the original Super Smash Bros. treats Link as one character: "Link is the valiant boy hero of "The Legend of Zelda" series in which he fights against the evil Ganon to recover the Triforce. Though his tools may change with each adventure, his strength and righteousness remain constant. With his trusty sword and a variety of weapons, he takes adventure head on!" In Melee, the Link and Zelda trophies are written based specifically on their Ocarina of Time incarnations, yet the game listed is The Legend of Zelda (even Young Link, who's the Hero of Time, is considered as such). This isn't much different to claiming that Donkey Kong used to be "kidnapping beautiful maidens" and engaging in "construction site mischief". This isn't Nintendo making authoritative statements, but rather stilted, sloppy writing on the part of the Super Smash Bros. developers and translators who clearly didn't do as much research on the Donkey Kong Country series as you'd think, resulting in Diddy Kong being Donkey Kong's nephew, Kaptain K. Rool being King K. Rool's brother, and at least one trophy seemingly referencing us. These days, the Zelda characters are treated as more like archtypes than individuals; I don't see why Donkey Kong can't be the same. Yes, Nintendo especially plays continuity loose in spinoffs, which is how Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. appeared together in Mario Tennis in a manner not unlike the babies; however, I'd also suggest that the Donkey Kong branch of the franchise has a greater sense of continuity than most overall, particularly during Rare's tenure. The articles do currently state Cranky Kong as the elderly form of the original Donkey Kong right at the top, and sentences regarding the confusion are present but kept to a minimum - as I say, the Koopaling situation essentially did what you're suggesting, which is generally discouraged. LinkTheLefty (talk) 08:39, January 26, 2020 (EST)

Probably because it has already been confirmed canon that the Original Dk and Modern Dk are not the same person. So your information won't be needed. And yah like Link said, Alot of English translations are not right within the actual games canon. Korporal K. Reep Kaptain K. Rool sprite in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest 04:55, May 23, 2020 (EDT)

Why has a section for Dr Mario World not been added yet[edit]

He is in the game now so I really don’t know why that hasn’t been added it still says something about him being datamined which is out of date.
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Fixed, and again please sign your comments next time with ~~~~ Rosalina costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 21:02, March 7, 2020 (EST)

Sorry I keep forgetting ~~anonymous user~~
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