Donkey Kong, also know as Donkey Kong Sr., is an antagonist in the Mario arcade games, serving as the main antagonist of both Donkey Kong I and Donkey Kong III. He later appears as the anti-heroic character Cranky Kong in the Donkey Kong franchise.


Donkey Kong

Cranky Kong's first appearance as the original Donkey Kong is in the Arcade game of the same name. After being mistreated by Mario (back then known as "Jumpman"), he kidnaps Mario's girlfriend Pauline to a construction site. Mario then must climb up to the top of the construction site and save Pauline from the giant ape. Eventually, after Mario reaches to the top of the constuction site, he causes the bars to fall down, causing DK to fall and crash at the same time.

Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong was later imprisoned by Mario as punishment for kidnapping Pauline. However, he was saved by his son, Donkey Kong Jr..

Donkey Kong 3

Donkey Kong attacks the greenhouse of the game's protagonist Stanley the Bugman. He has to be defeated in all three stages.

Donkey Kong Land

Years later when old age hits the original Donkey Kong, he becomes frail and cranky. Eventually he takes the name "Cranky Kong", while his grandson takes on the name "Donkey Kong". The current Donkey Kong has friendships with Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, and his girlfriend Candy Kong. Much of the current DK's time is spent listening to music and collecting bananas, as he lives in a relatively laid back lifestyle compared to the original Donkey Kong. Also unlike his grandfather, he is friends with Mario and often visits him in various sports festivals. However the two are occasionally known to develop a friendly rivalry as shown in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series. Despite the calmness, a band of Kremlings known as the Kremling Krew form during this time. Their attempts at stealing the banana hoard cause Donkey Kong to guard his banana hoard every night.

In Donkey Kong Land, Cranky Kong becomes an antagonist once again when he becomes jealous of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's success over King K. Rool. He then challenges in a bet with the two to see if they could prove themselves as heroes, by defeating King K. Rool once again. After defeating King K. Rool, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong would finally prove themselves as heroes once again.


           Donkey Kong Villains

King K. Rool | Kaptain Skurvy | Kritter | Klump | Kip | Kass | Kalypso | Kludge | Krusha | Kudgel | Congazuma | Kackle | Klaptrap | Klobber | Koin | Kosha | Kerozene | Kopter | Kuff 'n' Klout | Kutlass | Mega Amp | Dragon Kremling | Kloak
Allies: KAOS | Very Gnawty and Really Gnawty | Master Necky and Master Necky Snr. | Queen B. | Dumb Drum | Flotsam | Clambo | Krow | Kleever | Zinger | Gnawty | Army | King Zing | Manky Kong | Slippa | Belcha | Arich | Squirt | Bleak | Barbos

Tiki Tak Tribe
Tiki Tong | Kalimba | Gong-Oh | Maraca Gang | Wacky Pipes | Cordian | Banjo Bottom | Xylobone | Tiki Tong Tower | Tiki Goon | Screamming Pillar | Tiki Buzz | Tiki Pop | Tiki Bomber | Tiki Tank | Tiki Seeker | Tiki Torch | Tiki Boing
Allies: Mugly | Scurvy Crew | Stu | Mole Train | Mangoruby | Thugly | Colonel Pluck | Awk | Toothberry | Squeeklys | Snaps | Chomps | Snaggles | Squiddicus | Robo-Hand Operator

Lord Fredrik | Pompy | Skowl | Ba-Boom | Fugu | Bashmaster | Tuck | Waldough | Hootz | Fluff | Lemmington
Allies: Dozy | Buffaloafer | Schnautzel | Swooper Dooper | Ice Dragons

Fire | Snapjaw | Mario | Wizpig | Krunch | Crazy Kong | Fire Necky | Sassy Squatch | Davy Bones | B. Locker | Krosshair | Kroctopus | Kong Fu | Cactus King | Hogs | Tusks | Rocs | Dread Kong | Sumo Kong | Karate Kong | Ninjape | Iguanagon | Smokey the Dragon | Bluey the Walrus | Bubbler the Octopus | Tricky the Triceratops | Army Dillo | Dogadon | Mad Jack | Puftoss | King Kut Out | Hard Hat | Screech | Polly Roger | Chomps

           Super Smash Bros. Villains

Subspace Army
Tabuu | Master Hand | Primids | Ganondorf | Bowser | Ancient Minister | Wario | False Peach | False Zelda | Petey Piranha | Rayquaza | Ridley | Galleom | Duon | Porky Minch/King Statue

Playable Characters
Bowser | Bowser Jr. | Dark Pit | Dark Samus | Donkey Kong | Ganondorf | King Dedede | King K. Rool | Koopalings | Meta Knight | Mewtwo | Ridley | Ryu | Wario | Wolf O'Donnell

Giga Bowser | Dark Emperor | Dracula | Master Hand | Master Core | Mumkhar | Petey Piranha | Porky Minch | Ridley | Tabuu | Yellow Devil

Assists Trophies
Andross | Chain Chomp | Elec Man | Ghirahim | Ghosts | Gray Fox | Metroid | Mother Brain | Nightmare | Phosphora | Shadow the Hedgehog | Skull Kid | Starman | Waluigi