"I've been waiting a long time for this moment. Soon, Donkey Kong and his pretty little island... will be no more."

King K. Rool is the original main antagonist in the Donkey King Country franchise. He is the malevolent leader of a crocodile-like species known as the Kremlings. In his debut appearance, he would have his minions steal the Kongs' entire banana hoard.

Why He Rocks

  1. He was the the original big bad in the Donkey Kong Country series before being replaced by Tiki Goons and Arctic Pirates in later installments.
  2. His right blood-shot eye that really fits with his arrogant and sometimes feral personality.
  3. He made his Super Mario debut in Mario Super Sluggers and helps Mario defeats Bowser in the game, which is a first for any villain.
  4. After a lost opportunity being a newcomer in past Smash games, he's officially a playable fighter in the upcoming Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.
  5. His utilized move set in Ultimate is really faithful to his boss battles.
  6. His Captain K. Rool persona is just hilarious, counteracting with his more royal attitude.
  7. His name is a clever pun on the word "cruel," which kind of describes his actions and his personality.


  • King K. Rool is the first non-Japanese character in Super Smash Bros, as his first appearance in Donkey Kong Country, made and developed by British company Rare.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.