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Donkey Kong is a character from the Super Mario franchise, he is even the main protagonist on his own spin-off title, the Donkey Kong series.

Why He Rocks

  1. Donkey Kong is a brave, yet carefree hero who highly cares for his friends and Banana Hoard. However, he will become enraged when his bananas are stolen or threatened in any way or when his friends are harmed. He is also sometimes depicted as somewhat goofy.
  2. He has a famous rivalry with Mario in the Mario Vs. Donkey Kong series, interestingly, his grandfather, Cranky Kong, was enemies with Mario (Jumpman) in the Donkey Kong arcade.
  3. His infamous Expand Dong meme spawned by his television show.
  4. His famous partnership with Diddy Kong which rivals Mario and Luigi in pure friendship and cooperativeness.
  5. He is very well animated, having a wide range of goofy and cartoonish expressions.

Bad Qualities

  1. Donkey Kong is pretty stupid and gullible, which is ironic due to him being a gorilla, which is a very intelligent animal in real life.
  2. His voice can sometimes be considered annoying to some people.
  3. His playable status was hiatus for a long time in the Mario Party series until Mario Party 10.


  • For some reason, he doesn't have Takashi Nagazako doing his voice in the Super Smash Bros. games, but instead, he uses gorilla sounds. Same applies for Diddy Kong, Bowser and King K. Rool.
  • Speaking of Takashi Nagazako, he's also the current voice actor for Ganondorf and Big.