Donkey kong is not a donkey

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Aug 20, 2010
  1. coolbho3000
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    So then why is he called Donkey kong? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    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.

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    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.
     

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