Does Donkey Kong Have A Son?


Does Donkey Kong Have A Son?

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Have you ever wondered if Donkey Kong has a son? Maybe you were playing the game and you got curious if Donkey Kong has any kids? There are many characters in the game that could possibly be related to Donkey Kong but the game doesn’t clearly give an answer to the question of if Donkey Kong has a son. 

So does Donkey Kong have a Son?

If we look into the genealogy of the Donkey Kong characters we discover a character called Donkey Kong Jr. This character is one that you might think is Donkey Kong’s son. Although this was the son of the original Donkey kong, Donkey Kong Jr in today’s game is actually Cranky Kong’s son. Today Donkey Kong is not married and does not have a son. 

If you want to find out more about Donkey Kong and if he has a son, you will want to continue reading this article. You can also check out this video to learn about the entire DOnkey Kong family tree.

What is Donkey Kong?

First of all, Donkey Kong is a computer game brand. The game first came as an arcade game. The storyline was such that in its first release, Donkey Kong was the enemy and opponent who had Mario’s girl in custody while the subsequent versions had a somewhat different storyline. An example is the 1982 version, where the game was renamed Donkey Kong Jr. and a modification in the story sufficed also. The modified new version spotlighted Donkey Kong Jr. trying to save his father from a cage where Mario held him. He had to do so by evading a lot of obstructions on the path until he reached his father.

Who is Donkey Kong? 

This game cast is a cast who is in the form of a gorilla and is used in the game series called, donkey kong, a series named after him. It is worthy of note that he is often featured in most game editions on the donkey kong establishment, and also the Mario establishment. This cast made his first appearance in 1981, in the game named after him. This cast is one that has become popular to the people, as he bears the game brand name. The love people have for the cast is so much that they are interested in his relationship with other game casts. 

People are interested in knowing the casts he is related to by blood. This has sparked speculations that he is related to one or more casts. The game in which the donkey kong is used first came as an arcade game. The storyline was such that in its first release, Donkey Kong was the enemy, and opponent who had Mario’s girl in custody, while the subsequent versions had a somewhat different storyline. An example is the 1982 version, where the game was renamed Donkey Kong Jr, and a modification in the story sufficed also. The modified new version spotlighted Donkey Kong Jr, trying to save his father from a cage where Mario held him. 

More identities in the cities appeared along the line, as newer editions of the story were developed. Dixie Kong featured as the girlfriend, and a few other Kong characters in the publications were also created later.

Family tree of Donkey Kong

Now that we have an idea of who donkey kong is and his role in the Donkey Kong game series, we would now delve into the kong family as a whole.

This family is one initiated by Donkey Kong Jr. He was the fruit of the marriage of Cranky and Wrinkly Kong. Donkey Kong Jr. in turn gave birth to Donkey Kong, the well-known family leader at present. There is also a family of Dixie kong. She has family relations with cousins, chunky and kiddy kong. Not also forgetting that she has a sister, Tiny kong. 

There are some family relations whose kinship cannot be traced. We just refer to them as family members. These members are lanky, candy, funky and swanky kong. What more is notable about this family? This family is well known for its power and dominance in the kremlings krew. They are a family that has mastered the art of restraining any opposition on the island. They have resisted enemies such as Brothers bear, K. Lumsy, Timber and the others.

From our description of their family genealogy, let us now highlight the relation of each member. We have Cranky’s great grandfather, D.k’s great-great-great grandfather. We have Cranky kong, D.k’s grandfather. We also have Wrinkly Kong, D.k’s grandmother. We now have Donkey kong Jr., this character happens to be father to D.k and cranky’s son. Now, Donkey Kong, Leader of the island and grandson to Cranky and Wrinkly. He also happens to be Diddy’s best pal and uncle. There is now Diddy Kong, nephew and best friend to D.k. There is then Dixie Kong, Tiny Kong’s older sister and also the one Diddy loves.

We also want to take note of the fact that we were introduced to a younger version of Donkey Kong. This younger version was used in the super Mario sluggers and Yoshi Island’s DS.

Notable from our genealogy description, there was no description of a son born to donkey kong. We do not have a record of a son born to D.K. Some people might mistake Donkey Kong Jr. to be his son, but we know that this is not true. Apart from the fact that Donkey Kong Jr. is father to Donkey Kong in the earlier version, there was also a Donkey Kong jr created as a young version used in the latter series of the game. He is not a son to Donkey Kong either though.

It is then obvious that a good look at the genealogy and history of the game series is necessary to determine whether Donkey Kong had a son or not. If you just look at the game series from the surface without checking how the casts are related, you would not be able to find this out.

Conclusion

This article has given us a breakdown and a peek into the fact we were not told that Donkey Kong had a son or not. In this description of the Kong genealogy, we have no record of a son for him. All we have is the fact that there happened to be a younger version of him in the latter series of the game. A younger version, not a son. No matter what series you play on, you will also find that Donkey Kong is never married to Dixie Kong. 

Even though they are not married and there is no reason to think that Donkey Kong has a son, there are still some people who like to think that there are. All of the evidence as well as the entire family tree of Donkey Kong show that Donkey Kong does not have a son at all. Donkey Kong Jr. is actually Cranky Kong’s son. Although sometimes it is hard to do, if you follow the timeline in the games you can see exactly how everything falls into place in this series. 

Now that you know that Donkey Kong does not have a son, you can be sure to tell all of your friends that they are wrong as Donkey Kong is single and does not have a son in the game series. 

Matt Robbs

There is nothing quite so enjoyable as bringing back memories from your childhood. We used to spend hours playing pinball in my friends basement and that really got me involved in everything retro!

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