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Official artwork of Xananab from DK: Jungle Climber.
First appearance DK: Jungle Climber (2007)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Brawl (trophy & sticker cameos) (2008)
Latest portrayal Takashi Nagasako (2007)
“As my way of saying thank you thank you bo bank you, have some bananas!”
Xananab, DK: Jungle Climber

Xananab is a member of a species of aliens who resemble humanoid, partially peeled bananas and an ally of the Kong Family; Xananab originates from the banana shaped Planet Plantaen. The name Xananab possibly refers to both the character and the species. His name when spelled backwards is bananaX.


DK: Jungle Climber[edit]

Xananab introducing himself to Donkey Kong in DK: Jungle Climber

In DK: Jungle Climber, Xananab, for unexplained reasons, ventures to the top of Sun Sun Island on Donkey Kong's planet in his Banana Ship with the precious cargo of five powerful Crystal Bananas. After landing on Sun Sun Island, Xananab was apparently attacked by King K. Rool and his Kremling gang, who stole his Crystal Bananas and quickly fled with them.

When Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong and Cranky Kong arrived at the peak of Sun Sun Island to investigate the Banana Ship, they were attacked by Xananab and his Banana Ship. Once the Banana Ship is destroyed, Xananab, realizing that Donkey, Diddy and Cranky were not Kremlings, apologized to them and explained his story to them. After hearing Xananab's predicament and learning that without his Banana Ship he would not be able to reclaim the Crystal Bananas, Donkey, Diddy and Cranky decide to help him.

Throughout DK: Jungle Climber, Xananab will appear in cutscenes, occasionally giving advice and in some levels, where he will activate a Spirowarp, a portal making machine, for Donkey Kong if one is brought to them. Once King K. Rool was defeated on Planet Plantaen and all the Crystal Bananas were given back to him, Xananab, as thanks for their help in defeating the Kremling gang, gave Donkey, Diddy and Cranky a large amount of bananas. Once the trio finished eating and the Crystal Bananas were returned to their rightful place, Xananab brought DK, Diddy, Cranky and King K. Rool back to Earth.

For collecting every item and completing every level in the game, Xananab rewards the Kongs by using a Spirowarp to give them a banana as big as, if not bigger, than the Banana Ship.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Xananab appears as a trophy and a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Xananab BrawlTrophy336.png DS DK Jungle Climber A banana alien that shows up as Donkey Kong and company are enjoying a relaxing vacation on the beach. Traveling by spaceship from his banana planet, he mistakes the Kongs for enemies and attacks. The Kongs retaliate by destroying his ship. To top it off, his superpowerful crystal banana is stolen by the Kremlings.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Sticker of Xananab from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. DK: Jungle Climber Launch Resistance +20


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バナナ星人
Banana Seijin
Planet Banana Person
German Xenanab "bananeX" written backwards, "Banane" means "banana"
Italian Xananab
Korean 바나난
From "banana"
Spanish Platanox Pun on "plátano" (banana)


  • Xananab has a habit of speaking in rhyme and occasionally affixing nonsensical words such as "fanana" to his sentences (the latter is a reference to the banana-oriented name game).