[[caption-width-right:320:Kong and his human friends. Left to right: Lua, Jason and Eric.]]
Kong is a genetically-engineered gorilla created by Dr. Lorna Jenkins using D.N.A. from the original Film/KingKong as well as her grandson Jason. Jason's teacher, Ramon De la Porta, learns about the magical Primal Stones kept on Kong Island and tries to steal them to become all-powerful, but in the process awakens the [[EldritchAbomination demonic being Chiros the Destroyer]]. Jason and Kong charge themselves with getting the stones back before Chiros can fully escape, Jason using a special earpiece, the Cyberlink, to combine into one being with Kong to make him more of a match against monsters of De la Porta's creation. The two are also helped by Jason's hulking but jovial friend Tann and Lua, a shaman from Kong Island who knows the most about the powers of the Primal Stones.
Not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/TheKingKongShow'', which has no connections to this series aside from the use of Kong and being an InNameOnly adaptation.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Kong goes from the wild animal worshiped by terrified natives in the movie to the island's legendary guardian beast who spends the time he's not helping Jason and his friends rescuing animals on the island from danger. In one episode he even sneaks out of the airplane hangar where the humans left him and spends the night saving people from street thugs.
* AgentMulder[=/=]AgentScully: One episode has a pair of these with the genders reversed.
* AndIMustScream: In the final episode, [[spoiler: De La Porta]]'s life force is sucked out to free Chiros. [[spoiler: Though his life force is returned when Chiros is killed, his spirit has been broken by the ceremony, leaving him in a permanent state of shock that his doctors don't think he'll ever recover from.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Lua
* BewareMyStingerTail: De La Porta merges with a scorpion and a cat to become a manticore, and tries to stab Kong with his tail twice.
* BigBad: De la Porta's the villain of most episodes, but the biggest threat in the show is Chiros, the evil fire god sealed under Kong Island who starts to wake up when De La Porta steals most of the Primal Stones. The good news is they manage to hang onto enough to keep him from being able to leave his temple. The bad news is his minions like Harpy, her gargoyles and Onimus, a monster who's big enough to take on Kong, have no such barriers.
* CantSpitItOut: Jason and Lua just can never admit their feelings for each other.
** That is, till the [[LastMinuteHookUp last episode]], if only [[MomentKiller Kong didn't splash them]].
* ClassyCatBurglar: Tiger Lucy. [[CatGirl Literally]], thanks to De La Porta's Cyber-Link.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Lua.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Averted with De La Porta in the second episode ''and'' the second last episode.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Lua is always barefoot, and the series never [[http://animefeet.blogspot.com/2010/04/spellcaster-conclusion-lua-megapost.html lets us]] [[http://animefeet.blogspot.com/2010/04/spellcaster-conclusion-lua-megapost_30.html forget it.]]
** Though oddly for no reason in the CGI film she wears shoes. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Much to the annoyance of some fans]].
* TheDragon: Both of the show's main villains, Chiros and De la Porta, have their own. Chiros has Harpy, his most intelligent underling who supervises most plans, and De la Porta has Omar, his most competent and loyal henchman; in one episode he '''pulls a gun on the Egyptian god Set''' to try to save De la Porta.
* FiveEpisodePilot: Well, almost. The first four episodes set up the plot and the major characters, with the fifth episode introducing a recurring villain, so still necessary viewing.
* FusionDance: Jason and Kong do this via the Cyber-Link so Jason can lend his martial arts expertise to Kong and Kong can "ride" inside Jason to avoid the logistics of transporting a giant gorilla around the world. De La Porta and his henchmen use their own Cyber-Link to merge with regular animals to fight Kong (during which they are dominant over the animals they are merged with).
* GeneticMemory: Kong sometimes gets flashes from his past life as the original King Kong.
* GentleGiant: Kong fits this trope among the non-humans and the muscular Tann among the humans.
* GottaCatchThemAll: Both sides are trying to collect all the Primal Stones, to either seal the ultimate evil or become it.
* GreenEyedMonster: Lua becomes one every time another girl shows attraction to Jason.
* HulkingOut: If Kong gets angry enough while fused with Jason he can turn into "Mega Kong" with twice the size and strength of his original form. Given that he looks identical aside from size [[YourSizeMayVary which can be hard to notice in a show with inconsistent animation]], they usually resorted to having the characters specifically point out the transformation so the viewer would know it happened.
* HumongousMecha: Howling Jack cobbles one together from parts taken from animatronic movie monsters.
* ImpairmentShot: Happens to Lua as she's tranquilized by poachers and as she wakes up.
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: [[spoiler: Tann and Lua]] in "Reborn."
* MagicalComputer: On this show you can find out the current location of notorious international arms dealers using ''The Internet''!!
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Usually a kaiju created by De la Porta or one of his henchmen merging with an ordinary animal, but there's the odd real legendary beast thrown in too.
** In "Mistress of the Game", Lua is tied between two poles to lure Kong, like Ann Darrow in the [[Film/KingKong1933 1933 film]] and Dwan in the [[Film/KingKong1976 1976 film]].
** In ''Kong: King of Atlantis'', he's referred to as ''King'' Kong.
* NubileSavage: Lua.
* PhysicalGod: Chiros.
* PowerFist: Da la Porta can smash stone with his robotic hand. In one episode he even gets out of handcuffs by disconnecting it from its socket.
* PreppyName: Eric Tannenbaum IV.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: In one arc, there were evil snake people that wanted to mind control Kong.
* SaveTheVillain: The heroes save De La Porta from death quite often as he uses the Primal Stones in pursuit of awesome power and [[EvilIsNotAToy constantly overestimates his ability to control what he summons up]], and Andre at one point. De La Porta even [[VillainousRescue returns the favor]] once.
* SealedEvilInACan: Chiros was sealed inside a stone tablet before he is partially released near the beginning of the series. [[spoiler: He is later reimprisoned in the tablet, which is then smashed by Kong to destroy him for good.]]
* ShesGotLegs: Lua.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Lua.
* SpoiledSweet: Tann's parents are quite wealthy and, thanks to the fund his grandfather left him, he can buy whatever his parents won't give him. Despite this, he's a true friend and only mentions his wealth whenever it's needed to help.
* TailSlap: De La Porta and all of his henchmen (aside from Tiger Lucy) have all done this to Kong while merged with animals. In the second last episode, Giggles tries to do this to Kong but accidentally hits Frazetti instead, smashing his Cyberlink.
* TakenForGranite: De La Porta is turned to stone by Set in an immortality deal Set twisted. [[NoOntologicalInertia He is restored when Set is destroyed.]]
** Also happens to [[spoiler: Harpy, when she is struck by lightning, and in her case she is presumed dead.]]
* TotallyRadical: "Hey Kong, let's go save the world, ''bro''!"
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tann can't go a day without a Pineapple Pizza.
* VillainousRescue: De La Porta saves Jason from falling into a spike pit to repay an [[SaveTheVillain earlier favor]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Ramon De La Porta. Most people perceive him as a respected college professor. Despite what little we see of his curriculum apparently discussing the existence of Atlantis and magic rocks.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: While the rest of De La Porta's henchmen are captured, Tiger Lucy mysteriously disappears.