- Not to be confused with Kong, which is about the overall species.
- “Have you been to see the other members of the Kong family? They're not as useful as me of course, but they might be able to help.”
- —Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
The Kong Family is the name given to the Kong relatives and friends of Donkey Kong. The patriarch of the family is Cranky Kong, the original Donkey Kong. In the Donkey Kong franchise series of video games, members of the Kong Family are either playable characters or supporting characters that aid the main heroes on their journey. They seem to be in constant conflict with the Kremling Krew, an organization bent on stealing the family's Banana Hoard and destroying Donkey Kong Island.
The family often uses the initials "DK" as a symbol, which most often represents Donkey Kong. It is seen on Donkey Kong's tie, DK Barrels, DK Coins, the Level Flags, DK Spaces, and various objects around DK Jungle. The symbol is also used in the Super Smash Bros. series, although in this context, it is used as the logo for the Donkey Kong franchise in general instead of just the Kong Family members (since King K. Rool and Klaptraps also use it).
Members of the Kong Family
Donkey Kong's family
- Cranky Kong — The original Donkey Kong, the paternal figure of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr., Wrinkly Kong's husband.
- Cranky Kong's great grandfather — Was said to have once owned an antique mirror in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
- Donkey Kong — The current Donkey Kong, Cranky Kong's grandson.
- Donkey Kong Jr. — Donkey Kong's father.
- Wrinkly Kong — Cranky Kong's wife. She appeared alive up until Donkey Kong 64; from then onwards, she has been deceased and her spirit form appears.
Dixie Kong's family
- Chunky Kong — Kiddy Kong's older brother, Dixie and Tiny Kong's cousin.
- Dixie Kong — Diddy Kong's girlfriend, Tiny Kong's older sister, Kiddy and Chunky Kong's cousin.
- Kiddy Kong — Chunky Kong's younger brother, Dixie and Tiny Kong's cousin.
- Tiny Kong — Dixie Kong's younger sister, Kiddy and Chunky Kong's cousin.
- Candy Kong — Donkey Kong's rumored girlfriend.
- Diddy Kong — Donkey Kong's sidekick and Dixie Kong's boyfriend.
- Funky Kong — Donkey Kong's friend.
- Lanky Kong — Relationship unknown.
- Swanky Kong — Relationship unknown.
- Baby Kong (Baby Kong Blues only) — Relationship unknown.
The villainous Manky Kongs are described as "Kong reject orangutans". Wrinkly is also related to Dixie and Kiddy Kong, and possibly Tiny and Chunky Kong as well, as one of her quotes from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble! when saving the game at Wrinkly's Save Cave is "Aren't you going to give your favorite relative a good-bye kiss?" Additionally, according to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Rambi, Mine Cart, Rocket Barrel, and Professor Chops are all closely categorized under the Kong Family.
- Baby Donkey Kong — Donkey Kong's past self.
- Baby Kong (Ape Foo Young only) — Donkey Kong after drinking a youth serum.
Names in other languages
- In Cranky's words: "A newcomer to the Kong clan and the joker of the pack. I haven't a clue whom he's related to—must be some distant cousin or something." - Donkey Kong 64 instruction booklet, page 8.
- Chunky's bio from German DK64 website: "The well-mannered giant gorilla is, in the truest sense of the word, a great guy, and sticks to Lanky, his uncle once-removed."
- Donkey Kong Country instruction booklet, page 29.
|Baby Kong | Bink | Bluster Kong (Leo Luster) | Candy Clone | Candy Kong | Chunky Kong | Cranky Kong | Cranky Kong's great grandfather | Diddy Kong | Dixie Kong | Donkey Kong (Baby) | Donkey Kong Jr. | Dread Kong | Eddie | Funky Kong | Ghastly King | Junior (II) | Karate Kong | Kiddy Kong | Kong Fu | Lanky Kong | Mini Donkey Kong (Game & Watch) | Ninja Kong | Rabbid Cranky | Rabbid Kong (Mega) | Sumo Kong | Super Kong | Swanky Kong | Tiny Kong | Wrinkly Kong|
|Chained Kong | Cyber Kong | Guerrilla | Kong | Manky Kong | Mini Diddy Kong | Mini Donkey Kong (toy) | Snow Ucky Kong | Uckykong|
|Evil Kings | Kong Family | Monkey robots (Cannon Kong · Capture Kong · Catapult Kong · Circus Kong · Cool Kong · Crash Kong · Kongā)|
|Cannon Kong | Capture Kong | Catapult Kong | Circus Kong | Cool Kong | Crash Kong | Kongā|