|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Arcade|
|Last Appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns|
|Weapon||Coconut Gun, Great Strength|
Donkey Kong is the main protagonist for the majority of the Donkey Kong video game series, with the exceptions of Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and the original Donkey Kong Arcade(despite having his name featured in the title). He is a mountain gorilla who generally wears a tie with a unique, banana-shaped hairstyle. Alternate tie and DK colors can be found when playing the Super Smash Bros. series. He is not to be confused with Cranky Kong, who was referred to as Donkey Kong in the original Donkey Kong arcade games and was Mario's (known as Jumpman back then) enemy. However, the current Donkey Kong and Mario still fight, even up to this day. It is over petty things though.
Donkey Kong has had quite a list of friends/family members built up over the years. They are as follows: