In the opening cinematic of Donkey Kong Country Returns, the Tiki Tak Tribe awakened from their slumber after a volcano eruption. The tikis then hypnotized the animals of the jungle and harvested all of the bananas on the island, including stealing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's banana hoard, resulting in the two chasing after the tikis to retrieve their stolen bananas. After Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong traveled through the first seven worlds, they finally reached the last world and the tiki-like statue, where they found their stolen bananas and encountered the leader of the Tiki Tak Tribe, a humongous tiki accompanied by its minions. The tikis threw the bananas inside the giant tiki's head, who liquefied the bananas into vomit and hardened it to form hands. The giant tiki, now with its newly formed hands, attack the Kongs. After a grueling battle, the Kongs prevailed over the giant tiki and defeated it. The giant tiki explodes and the tikis' hypnosis spell is lifted from the animals.
Physical AppearanceThe Tiki Tak Tribe mainly resemble a mix between a tribal mask and a musical instrument, with most members having a pair of thin twig-like arms.
Powers and Abilities
Despite their scrawny physique, the Tiki Tak Tribe is surprisingly fast and agile. They also possess the ability of hypnosis. The Tiki Tak Tribe's leader is a large floating tiki head named Tiki Tong who has a pair of large stone hands formed by a cluster of liquified banana.