Donkey Kong

Sure looks like I'm Mr. Popular today, yes siree!
~ Cranky Kong


Cranky Kong is a widower and Donkey Kong's constantly complaining and rambling grandfather, who has made numerous appearances throughout the Donkey Kong series. He usually acts as a guide in the games to help his grandson Donkey Kong or his friends along their journey as he has had some enlightening experiences. In some appearances, he is indicated to be the original Donkey Kong from the arcade game, Donkey Kong and Mario's main adversary in the game prior to his retirement. Because of his claims to be the original Donkey Kong, he often looks down on his grandson and breaks the fourth wall by saying that Donkey Kong will never be as great a character as he was during his prime. Cranky is also Funky's grandfather. It should be noted that in Donkey Kong 64, Cranky claims Donkey Kong is his "son" however "son" can be short for "grandson".

Powers and Stats

Tier: 8-C | At least 6-C

Name: Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong

Origin: Donkey Kong Series, Mario Bros

Gender: Male

Age: At least 30 (He is as old as Mario)

Classification: Ape like species named Kong

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Can create and operate complex machinery, Weapon Mastery, 4th Wall Awareness

Attack Potency: Building level (Collapsed a 25m structure by just jumping, could easily one-shot Mario at his beginnings) | At least Island level (Fought with Lord Fredrik)

Speed: Superhuman | At least Hypersonic, likely Massively Hypersonic

Lifting Strength: Class 25 (His older version could effortlessly pick up granite) | Superhuman (Can lift water-logged ships with effort)

Striking Strength: Building Class (Collapsed a 25m structure by just jumping) | At least Island Class

Durability: Building level (Survived a fall of 100 meters) | At least Island level (Can withstand several attacks from Lord Fredrick, who froze DK Island with his ice dragons)

Stamina: High

Range: Standard melee range | Extended melee range

Standard Equipment: Nothing | His staff and a Popgun that fires dentures

Intelligence: Extremely high

Weaknesses: None Notable

Key: Young (Donkey Kong arcade) | Old

Note: Not to be confused with Donkey Kong, who is his grandson.


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