is a powerful heroic Kong from Donkey Kong Island and the main protagonist of the Donkey Kong franchise (however, he has also been portrayed as a villain on multiple occasions, as seen in the Mario vs. He is a carefree ape who spends his days collecting Bananas and spends time with his friends, particularly his buddy Diddy Kong.

However, when trouble arises, Donkey Kong jumps headfirst into the action to help his friends and protect his island.

Indeed, this new Donkey Kong was a character built for a new generation.

In the game, Donkey Kong was the pet gorilla of "Jumpman" (later renamed Mario), but he escapes and angrily carries Mario's girlfriend Pauline to the top of a high construction site.

He is pursued by Mario and attacks him by throwing Barrels and creating living Fire.

He is usually portrayed as a slow but powerful character.

He often takes unconventional approaches to certain sports, like swinging a Golf Club one-handed or using a Boxing Glove for a Baseball Bat.

In the game's intro, he participates in the tournament, where he loses to Mario (allowing the latter to advance to a semi-finals match against Yoshi).

Donkey Kong appears in Mario Power Tennis as a playable character.

Baby Donkey Kong is one of the seven star children.

Donkey Kong's first appearance (where he is later confirmed to be a younger Cranky Kong) is in the Arcade game of the same name, where he is the main enemy.

Donkey Kong's exact role in the Mario franchise is somewhat hazy.