History WesternAnimation / DonkeyKongCountry

30th Apr '16 6:00:36 PM N8han11
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** RetiredBadass: K. Rool and Cranky used to do a lot of crazy stunts when they were friends. In the episode about their former relationship, they mention "tsunami wrestling" and "skydiving without a parachute".



* BraggingThemeTune: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=AF01SK8emjw&feature=endscreen "I'm so bad I scare myself!"]]



* ButtMonkey: DK himself is this, in "Kong for a Day" and the majority of season two.

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* ButtMonkey: BSODSong: In "Kong For A Day", K. Rool frames DK for various misdeeds, leading to the other Kongs banishing our hero to the White Mountains. There, poor Donkey Kong is left [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtGL5yKdSCk singing about how everything's gone wrong with no idea why.]]
* ButtMonkey:
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DK himself is this, in "Kong for a Day" and the majority of season two.



* CanonForeigner: Bluster Kong, Inka Dinka Doo, Polly Roger, Eddie the Mean Old Yeti and Skurvy and his crew.
** Although Skurvy's design appears to be directly based on the cannon-wielding Klumps named Kannon from ''Donkey Kong Country 2''.

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* CanonForeigner: Bluster Kong, Inka Dinka Doo, Polly Roger, Eddie the Mean Old Yeti and Skurvy and his crew.
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crew. Although Skurvy's design appears to be directly based on the cannon-wielding Klumps named Kannon from ''Donkey Kong Country 2''.



* InsistentTerminology: Or rather, insistence on ''not'' using a particular terminology. The word "Kremling" is never heard at any point throughout the series. Instead, the minions are called "Kritters".
** FridgeBrilliance: Probably because that's what they ''are''; like all of the Kremlings in the show, they're based on a specific enemy from the first ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' game -- specifically, the basically "Kremling grunt" or "Kritter"[[note]]Known as "Klomp" in the 2nd game, and "Kobble" in the 3rd.[[/note]]. Kremling means the race as a whole, but K. Rool's minions are all Kritter-type Kremlings.[[note]]This includes Klump and Krusha, even though they aren't "Kritter" characters.[[/note]]

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* InsistentTerminology: InsistentTerminology:
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Or rather, insistence on ''not'' using a particular terminology. The word "Kremling" is never heard at any point throughout the series. Instead, the minions are called "Kritters".
** FridgeBrilliance: Probably because that's what they ''are''; like all of the Kremlings in the show, they're based on a specific enemy from the first ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' game -- specifically, the basically "Kremling grunt" or "Kritter"[[note]]Known as "Klomp" in the 2nd game, and "Kobble" in the 3rd.[[/note]]. Kremling means the race as a whole, but K. Rool's minions are all Kritter-type Kremlings.[[note]]This includes Klump and Krusha, even though they aren't "Kritter" characters.[[/note]]
"Kritters".



* LargeHam: King K. Rool and, to a lesser extent, Bluster Kong.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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King K. Rool and, to a lesser extent, Bluster Kong.



* NoFlowInCGI: K. Rool's cape is MUCH shorter than in the games.
** Also, Dixie's ponytail is only half the length it is in the games.

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* NoFlowInCGI: NoFlowInCGI:
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K. Rool's cape is MUCH shorter than in the games.
** Also, Dixie's ponytail is only half the length it is in the games.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: King K. Rool and Kaptain Skurvy.
** Krusha becomes one when he gets he brain knocked back in place. Even K. Rool is terrified of him.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: King K. Rool and Kaptain Skurvy.
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Krusha becomes one when he gets he brain knocked back in place. Even K. Rool is terrified of him.



* OddNameOut: Bluster in the Kong's ThemeNaming of ending with an "e" sound and in Skurvy's crew there's Green Croc. [[NonIndicativeName Who isn't even green.]]
** Green Croc is likely a nod to the term Greenhorn, which implies a newbie sailor on a vessel.

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* OddNameOut: OddNameOut:
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Bluster in the Kong's ThemeNaming of ending with an "e" sound and in Skurvy's crew there's Green Croc. [[NonIndicativeName Who isn't even green.]]
** Green Croc is likely a nod to the term Greenhorn, which implies a newbie sailor on a vessel.
]]



* OutOfFocus: Dixie gets this treatment pretty badly, having like one single episode or two dedicated for her. Even in ''Message in a Bottle Show'', she's the only one out of everybody ''and the villains'' who hardly does anything with DK and thus doesn't even get to use flashbacks. It feels like she's a RecurringExtra rather than a secondary character.

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* OutOfFocus: OutOfFocus:
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Dixie gets this treatment pretty badly, having like one single episode or two dedicated for her. Even in ''Message in a Bottle Show'', she's the only one out of everybody ''and the villains'' who hardly does anything with DK and thus doesn't even get to use flashbacks. It feels like she's a RecurringExtra rather than a secondary character.



* PirateBooty: One episode revolves around most of the main characters looking for BuriedTreasure pinpointed on a map that DK finds. The Kongs believe the treasure is money, and King K. Rool believes it is a DoomsdayDevice. [[spoiler:It turns out to be some now-spoiled bananas that DK buried in his youth.]]

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* PirateBooty: PirateBooty:
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One episode revolves around most of the main characters looking for BuriedTreasure pinpointed on a map that DK finds. The Kongs believe the treasure is money, and King K. Rool believes it is a DoomsdayDevice. [[spoiler:It turns out to be some now-spoiled bananas that DK buried in his youth.]]



* {{Rich B|itch}}astard: Bluster Kong, although most of this is because of his "mumsy".

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* {{Rich B|itch}}astard: RetiredBadass: K. Rool and Cranky used to do a lot of crazy stunts when they were friends. In the episode about their former relationship, they mention "tsunami wrestling" and "skydiving without a parachute".
* RichBitch:
Bluster Kong, although most of this is because of his "mumsy".



* ShesGotLegs: Candy Kong
* ShoutOut: When Barrel 007 is loaded for launch in one episode, ''Film/JamesBond'' style music starts playing. Ironic, considering that the company that made the Donkey Kong Country games are also known for developing [[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 one of the most famous and acclaimed James Bond video games ever made]].

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* ShesGotLegs: Candy Kong
Kong.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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When Barrel 007 is loaded for launch in one episode, ''Film/JamesBond'' style music starts playing. Ironic, considering that the company that made the Donkey Kong Country games are also known for developing [[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 one of the most famous and acclaimed James Bond video games ever made]].



** BraggingThemeTune: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=AF01SK8emjw&feature=endscreen "I'm so bad I scare myself!"]]



** VillainSong: Notable examples are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAkn0ORDxUc Pirate's Scorn]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV5NerQIRk4 Booty Boogie]] for Skurvy, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S86XCXalbSE One of Us]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vDCEaoSP1E No One's Going To Make A Monkey Out Of Me]] for K. Rool.
*** DK also gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXM6yez8Gog&feature=related one, sorta.]] When he's tries Method Acting to play the bad guy in Bluster's movie in Hooray for Holly Kongo Bongo.
** BSODSong: In "Kong For A Day", K. Rool frames DK for various misdeeds, leading to the other Kongs banishing our hero to the White Mountains. There, poor Donkey Kong is left [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oN3JX-bf14 singing about how everything's gone wrong with no idea why.]]



* TheUnseen: Bluster's mother or "Mumsy". She is never seen, heard, or involved directly in most of the plots. She is repeatedly mentioned as The real owner of the barrel works, and is apparently wealthy. It's also implied she voted in the episode "Vote of Kong-fidence" AGAINST her son.

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* TheUnseen: TheUnseen:
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Bluster's mother or "Mumsy". She is never seen, heard, or involved directly in most of the plots. She is repeatedly mentioned as The real owner of the barrel works, and is apparently wealthy. It's also implied she voted in the episode "Vote of Kong-fidence" AGAINST her son.



* VillainSong: Notable examples are:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAkn0ORDxUc Pirate's Scorn]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV5NerQIRk4 Booty Boogie]] for Skurvy.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S86XCXalbSE One of Us]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vDCEaoSP1E No One's Going To Make A Monkey Out Of Me]] for K. Rool.
** DK also gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXM6yez8Gog&feature=related one, sorta.]] When he tries Method Acting to play the bad guy in Bluster's movie in Hooray for Holly Kongo Bongo.



* WeWantOurJerkBack: Two occasions with Bluster. Notable in that the heroes don't want him to be a jerk again because they like him that way (they don't), but because his attempts to help [[HeroWithAnFInGood are so destructive]] that they have to make him a jerk again just to keep him from wrecking the whole island.
** Occurs with Cranky and K. Rool at one point. They both become friends, ending the Kong and croc feud, but their pranks tick off everyone so much that DK, Diddy, Klump and Krusha conspire to make them enemies again.

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* WeWantOurJerkBack: WeWantOurJerkBack:
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Two occasions with Bluster. Notable in that the heroes don't want him to be a jerk again because they like him that way (they don't), but because his attempts to help [[HeroWithAnFInGood are so destructive]] that they have to make him a jerk again just to keep him from wrecking the whole island.
** Occurs with Cranky and K. Rool at one point. They both become friends, ending the Kong and croc Croc feud, but their pranks tick off everyone so much that DK, Diddy, Klump and Krusha conspire to make them enemies again.



** Then again, considering Bluster is the director and he hates DK, he appeared to not have any intention to place him as the villain at all until K.Rool's suggestion.
30th Apr '16 5:52:03 PM N8han11
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* SuperpoweredAlterEgo: Leo Luster, the result of a chemical mixing of various hair-growth formula's, turns Bluster into a complete foil of himself: A suave, smooth talking, effective, brave, bold, and handsome monkey with a deep soothing voice. Nobody is aware that it ''is'' Bluster until he blatantly admits it to DK in the end of the episode before the two attack K.Rool for the Crystal Coconut.


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* SickAndWrong: In "Kong For A Day" Krusha imitates DK's voice and makes passes at Dixie behind their back, which cause her to think DK is hitting on her. Obviously Diddy is pretty pissed about this whole incident.


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* SuperpoweredAlterEgo: Leo Luster, the result of a chemical mixing of various hair-growth formula's, turns Bluster into a complete foil of himself: A suave, smooth talking, effective, brave, bold, and handsome monkey with a deep soothing voice. Nobody is aware that it ''is'' Bluster until he blatantly admits it to DK in the end of the episode before the two attack K.Rool for the Crystal Coconut.
17th Apr '16 7:02:32 PM TitoMosquito
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* MarketBasedTitle: The French and Japanese dubs are both called simply "Donkey Kong".[[note]]This especially applies to Japan, where the "Country" part of the title is not used for the games, which are called "Super Donkey Kong" over there.

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* MarketBasedTitle: The French and Japanese dubs are both called simply "Donkey Kong".[[note]]This especially applies to Japan, where the "Country" part of the title is not used for the games, which are called "Super Donkey Kong" over there.[[/note]]
13th Apr '16 5:18:50 PM N8han11
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** It's likely not him doing the spying. He always mentions a group of spies that are "Never wrong". Krusha gets to use them in Klump's Lumps, and knows what is going on, but Klump appears to utilize them at every opportunity, giving him a serious advantage.
*** [[FridgeLogic It makes one wonder why these spies don't steal the coconut when nobody is looking, given the ease Bluster had taking it.]]
*** RuleOfFunny



* {{Ditzy|Genius}} EvilGenius: King K. Rool. Several of his schemes were smart enough to actually work, but he got too carried away at the end. Part of this problem is K.Rool's insatiable appetite for grandiose schemes and using Krusha and Kump over and over rather than his very adept work force.

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* {{Ditzy|Genius}} EvilGenius: King K. Rool. Several of his schemes were are smart enough to actually work, but he got gets too carried away at the end. Part of this problem is K.Rool's insatiable appetite for grandiose schemes and using Krusha and Kump over and over rather than his very adept work force.
30th Mar '16 12:47:21 PM Wingnut
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* AdaptionalWimp: Unlike his game counterpart, Diddy Kong is about as effective against the bad guys as, well, a little kid fighting grown-ups. The most he ever does in a fight is help DK turn on Cranky's booby-trapped footbridge.

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* AdaptionalWimp: AdaptationalWimp: Unlike his game counterpart, Diddy Kong is about as effective against the bad guys as, well, a little kid fighting grown-ups. The most he ever does in a fight is help DK turn on Cranky's booby-trapped footbridge.
26th Mar '16 3:35:53 PM cybertoy0
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* AdaptionalWimp: Unlike his game counterpart, Diddy Kong is about as effective against the bad guys as, well, a little kid fighting grown-ups. The most he ever does in a fight is help DK turn on Cranky's booby-trapped footbridge.


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* FountainOfYouth: In "Ape Foo Young", Cranky developed a youth tonic to turn him back into a brawny ape. Unfortunately, DK drinks it too, turning him into a little baby!
21st Mar '16 9:21:43 AM Wingnut
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** Polly Roger also qualifies in "Speak No Evil, Dude". It's revealed he carries the highly contagious "Kongo Bongo Gone Wrongo" disease. He knew full well biting Diddy Kong would spread the disease, yet he did it anyway. He also clearly was enjoying Donkey Kong struggling with his SadisticChoice between saving his best friend of the island. The threat of the island being blown up could have been prevented, but Polly held his tongue [[EvilIsPetty because K. Rool insulted him, and for no other reason.]] While K. Rool does choke-hold him into spitting out the cure, and Cranky's hologram startles him into dropping the Tim-Banana-Tu, he still gets away with all of this in the end.

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** Polly Roger also qualifies in "Speak No Evil, Dude". It's revealed he carries the highly contagious "Kongo Bongo Gone Wrongo" disease. He knew full well biting Diddy Kong would spread the disease, yet he did it anyway. He also clearly was enjoying Donkey Kong struggling with his SadisticChoice between saving his best friend of or the island. The threat of the island being blown up could have been prevented, but Polly held his tongue [[EvilIsPetty because K. Rool insulted him, and for no other reason.]] While K. Rool does choke-hold him into spitting out the cure, and Cranky's hologram startles him into dropping the Tim-Banana-Tu, he still gets away with all of this in the end.
25th Feb '16 10:45:16 AM Bauglir100
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* AccentAdaptation: [[SurferDude Funky Kong]] speaks with a [[WelcomeToTheCarribeanMon Carribean]] accent in this show, presumbly for no other reason than to emphasize his cool, laid-back attitude.

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* AccentAdaptation: [[SurferDude Funky Kong]] speaks with a [[WelcomeToTheCarribeanMon Carribean]] [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] accent in this show, presumbly for no other reason than to emphasize his cool, laid-back attitude.
25th Feb '16 10:42:02 AM Bauglir100
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* AccentAdaptation: [[SurferDude Funky Kong]] speaks with a Carribean accent in this show, presumbly for no other reason than to emphasize his cool, laid-back attitude.
* AdaptationalDyeJob: Candy Kong, despite being a blonde in the video games, is depicted in this show as a redhead in this show.

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* AccentAdaptation: [[SurferDude Funky Kong]] speaks with a Carribean [[WelcomeToTheCarribeanMon Carribean]] accent in this show, presumbly for no other reason than to emphasize his cool, laid-back attitude.
* AdaptationalDyeJob: Candy Kong, despite being a blonde in the video games, is depicted in this show as a redhead in this show. Also, Dixie and Funky Kong have lighter-colored fur than in the games.
25th Feb '16 10:37:03 AM Bauglir100
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* AccentAdaptation: [[SurferDude Funky Kong]] speaks with a Carribean accent in this show, presumbly for no other reason than to emphasize his cool, laid-back attitude.
* AdaptationalDyeJob: Candy Kong, despite being a blonde in the video games, is depicted in this show as a redhead in this show.



* BadassGrandpa: It turns out that K. Rool is the same age, or thereabouts, as Cranky Kong.

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* BadassGrandpa: It turns out that K. Rool is the same age, or thereabouts, as Cranky Kong. Doubles as a GeniusBonus, when you consider that crocodiles/alligators and their related species are relatively long-lived in real life.


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* BoyishShortHair: Candy Kong. Although since she's always seen wearing a sweatband, it might be a case of CompressedHair.
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