Donkey kong is not a donkey

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  1. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

    Apr 29, 2007
    Kikkoman Factory
    So then why is he called Donkey kong? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Koumori_Knight

    Koumori_Knight GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 17, 2009
    United States
    Because in the first game he appeared in,he was supposed to be stubborn as a donkey, he was a gorilla so the name "kong" got stuck to him because of the movie king Kong.
    Thus:Donkey Kong.

    There, fixed!

    You just got learned!
  3. Ringo619

    Ringo619 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 24, 2010
    United States
    Shigeru Miyamoto, the character's creator, used the English word "donkey" to evoke the animal's stereotypical stubbornness. (There was no translation error; the game has the same name, "Donkii Kongu", in Japan.) "Kong" is because, in Japan, "King Kong" has become a generic term for any large ape.
    Thus, Donkey Kong is a stubborn large ape.