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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Candy Kong. There are those who find her [[MsFanservice appealing]], while others [[UncannyValley don't]]. She does have credit with some fans for being one of the original Kongs, but the rest don't really look forward to seeing Candy again due to her questionable role and design.

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Candy Kong. There are those who find her [[MsFanservice appealing]], while others [[UncannyValley don't]]. She does have credit with some fans for being one of the original Kongs, but the rest there are those who don't really look forward to seeing Candy again due to her questionable role and design.design.
** Unrelated to her status as this in ''[=DK64=]'', a few fans miss Tiny Kong's old kid design, while others much prefer her aged up redesign. You will rarely find a person who likes both designs.



** Unrelated to her status as this in ''[=DK64=]'', a few fans miss Tiny Kong's old kid design, while others much prefer her aged up redesign. You will rarely find a person who likes both designs.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Candy Kong. There are those who find her [[MsFanservice appealing]], while others [[UncannyValley don't]]. She does have credit with some fans for being one of the original Kongs, but there are also plenty who don't really look forward to see Candy again due to her questionable role and design.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Candy Kong. There are those who find her [[MsFanservice appealing]], while others [[UncannyValley don't]]. She does have credit with some fans for being one of the original Kongs, but there are also plenty who the rest don't really look forward to see seeing Candy again due to her questionable role and design.


* FandomEnragingMisconception: Go ahead and say that the girl in the original game is Peach. ''[[InternetBackdraft We dare ya.]]'' Not helped by Peach ''actually'' replacing Pauline in the Modern version of the G&W version in ''VideoGame/GameAndWatchGallery 2''.

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* FandomEnragingMisconception: Go ahead and say that the girl in the original game is Peach. ''[[InternetBackdraft We ''We dare ya.]]'' '' Not helped by Peach ''actually'' replacing Pauline in the Modern version of the G&W version in ''VideoGame/GameAndWatchGallery 2''.


* FandomBerserkButton: Go ahead and say that the girl in the original game is Peach. ''[[InternetBackdraft We dare ya.]]'' Not helped by Peach ''actually'' replacing Pauline in the Modern version of the G&W version in ''VideoGame/GameAndWatchGallery 2''.

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* FandomBerserkButton: FandomEnragingMisconception: Go ahead and say that the girl in the original game is Peach. ''[[InternetBackdraft We dare ya.]]'' Not helped by Peach ''actually'' replacing Pauline in the Modern version of the G&W version in ''VideoGame/GameAndWatchGallery 2''.


* ''YMMV/DonkeyKonga''

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For individual games and the ''Country'' subseries in general:

* ''YMMV/DonkeyKong''
** ''YMMV/DonkeyKong94''
* ''YMMV/DonkeyKongCountry''
* ''YMMV/DiddyKongRacing''
* ''YMMV/DonkeyKonga''
* ''YMMV/MarioVSDonkeyKong''
* ''YMMV/DonkeyKongJungleBeat''
* ''YMMV/DKJungleClimber''
* ''YMMV/DonkeyKongBarrelBlast''


** The Animal Buddies (save for Rambi), as their appearances have been heavily downplayed once Retro took over the series.

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** The Animal Buddies (save for Rambi), as their appearances have been heavily downplayed once Retro took over the series.


** Unrelated to her status as this in [=DK64=], a few fans miss Tiny Kong's old ''[=DK64=]'' design, while others much prefer her aged up redesign. You will rarely find a person who likes both designs.

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** Unrelated to her status as this in [=DK64=], ''[=DK64=]'', a few fans miss Tiny Kong's old ''[=DK64=]'' kid design, while others much prefer her aged up redesign. You will rarely find a person who likes both designs.


* BaseBreakingCharacter:
** Candy Kong. There are those who find her [[MsFanservice appealing]], while others [[UncannyValley don't]]. She does have credit with some fans for being one of the original Kongs, but there are also plenty who don't really look forward to see Candy again due to her questionable role and design.
** A few fans miss Tiny Kong's old ''[=DK64=]'' design, while others much prefer her aged up redesign. You will rarely find a person who likes both designs.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter:
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BaseBreakingCharacter: Candy Kong. There are those who find her [[MsFanservice appealing]], while others [[UncannyValley don't]]. She does have credit with some fans for being one of the original Kongs, but there are also plenty who don't really look forward to see Candy again due to her questionable role and design.
** A few fans miss Tiny Kong's old ''[=DK64=]'' design, while others much prefer her aged up redesign. You will rarely find a person who likes both designs.
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** Lanky Kong from ''64'', for being the only new playable character who's not an {{Expy}} of a previous playable character.

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** Chunky and Lanky Kong from ''64'', for being the only new playable character who's not an {{Expy}} were fairly popular additions in [=DK64=], but outside of a previous few sporadic appearances, they've largely been missing for around two decades. Chunky even more so, as Lanky at least featured in ''Barrel Blast'' as a playable character.



* MorePopularReplacement: In contrast to his [[TheScrappy brother Kiddy Kong]], and Tiny Kong being a divisive replacement for Dixie in ''64'', Chunky Kong is well-liked for being funnier and having a more [[CowardlyLion interesting]] [[RealMenWearPink personality]].


** In contrast to his [[TheScrappy brother Kiddy Kong]], and Tiny Kong being a divisive replacement for Dixie in ''64'', Chunky Kong is well-liked for his being a CowardlyLion and having a more interesting [[RealMenWearPink personality]]. It also helps that he and Lanky provide most of the comedy in the game and the DK Rap.


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* MorePopularReplacement: In contrast to his [[TheScrappy brother Kiddy Kong]], and Tiny Kong being a divisive replacement for Dixie in ''64'', Chunky Kong is well-liked for being funnier and having a more [[CowardlyLion interesting]] [[RealMenWearPink personality]].


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Candy Kong. There are those who find her [[MsFanservice appealing]], while others [[UncannyValley don't]]. She does have credit with some fans for being one of the original Kongs, but there are also plenty who don't really look forward to see Candy again due to her questionable role and design.
* BrokenBase: Nintendo's tendency to reduce Donkey Kong back to sub franchise for the ''Mario'' series, especially after Rare's departure (see DorkAge below). Some believe it strips away Donkey Kong's new found identity as an independent series and limits the use of proper ''Country'' series follow ons, while some enjoy playing as Donkey and Diddy in Mario titles and different gameplay genres. At the very least some are [[VindicatedByHistory willing to give the Mario spin offs more credit]] after the ''Donkey Kong Country'' series was revived by Retro Studios, as Donkey Kong now had his own series running again.

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Candy Kong. There are those who find her [[MsFanservice appealing]], while others [[UncannyValley don't]]. She does have credit with some fans for being one of the original Kongs, but there are also plenty who don't really look forward to see Candy again due to her questionable role and design.
** A few fans miss Tiny Kong's old ''[=DK64=]'' design, while others much prefer her aged up redesign. You will rarely find a person who likes both designs.
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Nintendo's tendency to reduce Donkey Kong back to sub franchise for the ''Mario'' series, especially after Rare's departure (see DorkAge below). Some believe it strips away Donkey Kong's new found identity as an independent series and limits the use of proper ''Country'' series follow ons, while some enjoy playing as Donkey and Diddy in Mario titles and different gameplay genres. At the very least some are [[VindicatedByHistory willing to give the Mario spin offs more credit]] after the ''Donkey Kong Country'' series was revived by Retro Studios, as Donkey Kong now had his own series running again.again.
** Unrelated to her status as this in [=DK64=], a few fans miss Tiny Kong's old ''[=DK64=]'' design, while others much prefer her aged up redesign. You will rarely find a person who likes both designs.


** Lanky Kong from ''64'', for being the only new playable character who's not an {{Expy}} of a previous playable character. Also from that game, Frantic Factory's Mad Jack for being legitimately terrifying.

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** Lanky Kong from ''64'', for being the only new playable character who's not an {{Expy}} of a previous playable character. Also from that game, Frantic Factory's Mad Jack for being legitimately terrifying.



** Kalypso from ''Barrel Blast'' has a sizable UsefulNotes/FurryFandom for an one-shot character, rivaling the recurring Candy Kong.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Candy Kong. There are those who find her [[MsFanservice appealing]], while others [[UncannyValley don't]]. She does have credit with some fans for being one of the original Kongs, but there are also plenty who don't really look forward to see her again due to her questionable role and design.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Candy Kong. There are those who find her [[MsFanservice appealing]], while others [[UncannyValley don't]]. She does have credit with some fans for being one of the original Kongs, but there are also plenty who don't really look forward to see her Candy again due to her questionable role and design.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Candy Kong. There are those who find her [[MsFanservice appealing]], while others [[UncannyValley don't]]. She does have credit with some fans for being one of the original Kongs, but there are also plenty who don't really look forward to see her again due to her questionable role and design.



* TheScrappy:
** Kiddy Kong is not really well-liked, no thanks to his rather ugly design, being another MightyGlacier (thus shelving Donkey Kong for the second time in a row) and having little personality of his own besides being a baby. No wonder he has never shown up in another game ever since ''Donkey Kong Country 3''. Tellingly, while Tiny Kong was initially a ReplacementScrappy for her sister Dixie, fans had the opposite reaction to Kiddy's brother Chunky.
** Candy Kong isn't exactly popular either, given mixing a fan service female with an ape [[UncannyValley didn't create an appealing design]] for many fans. Her high strung characterisation in the cartoon didn't help either. It says something that her last physical appearance in a game was in 2007 and she has yet to make any appearances since then outside of cameos as trophies in ''Super Smash Bros.'', being the only original Kong to not appear in either of Retro Studios' revival games.

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TheScrappy: Kiddy Kong is not really well-liked, no thanks to his rather ugly design, being another MightyGlacier (thus shelving Donkey Kong for the second time in a row) and having little personality of his own besides being a baby. No wonder he has never shown up in another game ever since ''Donkey Kong Country 3''. Tellingly, while Tiny Kong was initially a ReplacementScrappy for her sister Dixie, fans had the opposite reaction to Kiddy's brother Chunky.
** Candy Kong isn't exactly popular either, given mixing a fan service female with an ape [[UncannyValley didn't create an appealing design]] for many fans. Her high strung characterisation in the cartoon didn't help either. It says something that her last physical appearance in a game was in 2007 and she has yet to make any appearances since then outside of cameos as trophies in ''Super Smash Bros.'', being the only original Kong to not appear in either of Retro Studios' revival games.

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