Rejects (DKC1) Cranky -> Diddy/Dixie (this is perhaps an honorary title) ‘Grandpappy’ (DKC2) Hat Kong (Unnamed Kong with Hat) was a scrapped character for the gameboy game, Donkey Kong Land. Current Donkey Kong is DK Jr.'s son (Cranky's son). Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 1 Members 1.1 Candy Kong 1.2 Chunky Kong 1.3 Cranky Kong 1.4 Diddy Kong 1.5 Dixie Kong 1.6 Donkey Kong 1.7 Donkey Kong Junior 1.8 Funky Kong 1.9 Kiddy Kong 1.10 Lanky Kong 1.11 Tiny Kong 1.12 Wrinkly Kong 2 References Candy Kong is Donkey Kong's girlfriend. Nintendo hasn’t emphasized that as much post-Rare, but it still gets affirmed here and there. Same with Pink DK Jr. (seems like just a doppelganger for multiplayer rather than an actual character). Cranky -> DK. He is likely deceased. Aging Cranky and Jr. was, in my opinion, a clever way to contextualize that gap. Of course, discussing the finer points of their place in the series’ lore is kind of fruitless since they’re merely the game’s Super Guide, but a Kong family tree wouldn’t be complete without mentioning them. Super DK/Super Diddy are a mysterious duo of characters found in Donkey Kong Country returns. ‘Nephew Wannabe’ according to DK64 manual (it may be an honorary thing). Uncle Once Removed (German DK64). Sumo Kong, Dread Kong, Karate Kong & Ninja Kong are four Kong Bosses from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. Dixie -> Tiny. I also flat-out ignore Cranky’s claims of being the original DK. Brothers Jr. Father/Son They also had confrontations with Wizpig, the Tiki Tak Tribe, and the Snowmads. I decided to remake my Kong Family Tree so it would look better (and because the previous one was made in MS Paint...) Just to clarify some things: - Great Aunt Grouchy, Bluster Kong's Mother & Monkey Kong were all mentionned in the Donkey Kong Country Cartoon. Swanky Kong appears throughout the original DKC Trilogy, though his place in the family is unknown. Wife/Husband. Cranky is actually OG Donkey Kong, from the arcade game, is the current Donkey Kong's grandfather, and married to the late Wrinkly Kong (ghost Kong from the hint doors). That said, discarding Cranky’s status as the original Donkey Kong completely undermines the character as Rare wrote him. Boyfriend/Girlfriend. Cranky Kong's great-grandfather - Mentioned by Bazaar in DKC3 to have owned an antique mirror. I just think that a giant ape antagonist shrinking into a wise ape elder is ridiculous. This is the less accepted narrative, however, and ‘son’ could technically be short for ‘grandson’. He was also playable in Donkey Kong Land III where he joins Dixie in her quest to prove herself … Lanky -> Chunky/Kiddie. In conclusion, "Kong" is a species name, it's not a family name. Yellow Toad and Blue Toad)), not all of them are biologically connected nor directly related via actual bloodlines/familial ties to one another, but instead the name is a sign of their union as a species, like clans and tribes; thus membership appears to be earned. Cranky refers to DK as ‘son’ in DK64, which would make DK the grown up DK Jr. DK Jr. But most of this is merely background stuff that doesn’t affect the gameplay or anything, so you can stick to whatever interpretation you like. Though they may share the "Kong" last name ("Kong" is actually akin to a species title rather than a surname like other Mario species including Toads (i.e. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Naturally this has lead to an expansion of his own cast of family members. 3. In some games, they are playable or supporting characters. By Joshua 'NantenJex' Goldie // 11 months ago, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). Cranky has an unnamed/unseen great grandfather mentioned by Bazaar in DKC3. This whole tree is a mess because the franchise had two different fathers in its 90’s heyday, Miyamoto and Rare.