Mario? Oh you mean that guy that made me cranky. Why would I join HIS team?
Cranky Kong, Super Mario MHL
Cranky Kong
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Cranky Kong is that rambling, fourth-wall-breaking grandfather of Donkey Kong.
GENERAL INFO
AGE About 60 years
BIRTHPLACE Donkey Kong Island
ALIGNMENT Good/Neutral
PERSONAL INFO
CLASS Scientist
Retired Villain
WEAPONS Cane
MISCELLANEOUS INFO

Cranky Kong is an elderly Kong and character in the Donkey Kong series of games. It's stated by Rareware (the developers of Donkey Kong Country) that he is intended to be the Original DK, while the current Donkey Kong is either the son of an adult version of DK Jr., or DK Jr. himself. Cranky is the grandfather (or father) of Donkey Kong and the husband of Wrinkly Kong.

Game Appearances

Making Potions

Cranky appears in Donkey Kong Continent, reprising his role from Donkey Kong 64 by making potions. His lab appears in every level, and the Kongs can pay Banana Coins to buy new move-teaching potions. Cranky is also the one who constructs most of Funky Kong's machines.

Cranky Meets Cranky

Cranky Kong is the "damsel in distress" in The Original Donkey Kong. In it, he is kidnapped by himself from the past, and Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to save him. His past self is also one of the four playable characters.

Donkey Kong Knockout

Cranky Kong appears in the game Donkey Kong Knockout as a guide. He shows you how to play the game in the tutorial level which starts when you begin the game for the first time. After this he is also seen at the side of the ring in boxing matches as a coach for the kongs.

Super Mario Bros: Diaper Duty

A younger version of Cranky appears as a Non playable character in the wii platformer Super Mario Bros: Diaper Duty. He is seen fighting against Prince K. Rool to rescue Baby Donkey Kong and Baby Funky but he is defeated.

Donkey Kong Racing

Cranky Kong appears as a playable character in the multiplayer Wii racing game Donkey Kong Racing. He appears as part of the Kong category.

NRL Player

Cranky Kong is a player on the Donkey Kong Wilds team on the multiplayer Wii sports game Mario Rugby League. He is a skillful character with good strength and poor speed. His special skill is to pull out a shield and prevent tackling.

D.I.Y. Race

Hes A Playable Character In Donkey Kong Kart D.I.Y.

Cricket Player

Cranky Kong appears on the Kouragous Kongs team in Donkey Kong Test Cricket.

Mario Hoops 3-On-3 Switch

Cranky King appears in Mario Hoops 3-On-3 Switch (mainly known as Mario Hoops 3-On-3 Deluxe) as a playable character. He is a Technical character type and his special move is Cane Dunk. He is a starter character. His default partner is Dixie Kong. His team name is the Cranky Kong Elders.

Mario Kart: V² Circuit

Cranky Kong appears as a starting racer in Mario Kart: V² Circuit. He is a mediumweight with a large size. He has an poor speed, poor acceleration, slightly above good handling and perfect traction.

Star Team Heroes

He's one of the victims of the Kirthar's Snap Finger.

Story Appearances

Super Mario Bros.: Legend of the Chaos Star

I had to [come]. Who else is gonna add some flavor to this boring, poorly-written excuse for a story?
Legend of the Chaos Star Part 11

Cranky first appeared in the fourth chapter, where he (reluctantly) agreed to attend Mario and Luigi's surprise birthday party at Princess Peach's castle. However, the moment they arrived, they found that it was no longer there, as it had been hijacked, uprooted, and taken into the sky by Bowser. After expressing what a "waste of time" it was to have come all that way, Cranky and the other Kongs mysteriously vanished (thanks to the Pixl, Polywarp), and found themselves at Merluvlee's house in Shooting Star Summit.

While there, Merluvlee, Polywarp, and the other two Pixls, Starlight and Purity, elaborated on the current situation. They went on to explain that a void has appeared in the sky, thanks to the power of the Chaos Star, and that it could only be stopped by collecting the eight Purity Stars, which were stolen by Dimentia and Dimention. Not wanting the universe to get destroyed, and feeling as if he was the only saving grace to a "rubbish story" like SolarBlaze's, Cranky agreed to help track down the Purity Stars alongside the other heroes. He decided to tag along with Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Toad, Yoshi, and Birdo over at Iggy Koopa's castle, where one of the stars was being kept. From there, they all fought the deranged Koopaling, defeated him, and obtained the third Purity Star.

In the twelfth chapter, Cranky ended up running into Pauline again for the first time in years. Despite his claim that he knows everything there is to know about the story, her identity is the one thing he's puzzled by. He did, however, say that he couldn't shake the feeling that they've met somewhere before. Pauline, on the other hand, did not recognize Cranky at all, most likely because of how much he's aged since their last encounter.

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SSB Fire Emblem Series.png Marth · Ike · Lyn

SSB Star Fox Series.png Fox McCloud · Falco Lombardi · Krystal

SSB R.O.B. Series.png Mr. Game & Watch · R.O.B. · Sheriff

SSB Donkey Kong Series.png Donkey Kong · Diddy Kong

SSB Wario Series.png Wario · Ashley

SSB Yoshi Series.png Yoshi · Kamek

SSB Kid Icarus Series.png Pit · Magnus

SSB EarthBound Series.png Lucas · Ness

SSB Metroid Series.png Samus Aran / Zero Suit Samus

SSB Pikmin Series.png Captain Olimar

SSB Animal Crossing Series.png Villager

SSB Rolling Western Series.png Dillon

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Wii U   Assist Trophies

SSB Special Symbol.png Cubivore · Warrior Mech Gauss · Mike Jones · Cupid · Hiro · Jill · Captain Rainbow · Barbara · Zip

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SSB Wario Series.png Kat & Ana · 9-Volt · Wanda · Tenshi

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SSB Metroid Series.png Metroid · Dark Samus

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SSB EarthBound Series.png Jeff · Porky Minch

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SSB Pokémon Series.png Youngster Joey

SSB Golden Sun Series.png Isaac

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SSB R.O.B. Series.png Balloon Fighter · Helirin · Devil · Color TV Game 15 · Muddy Mole

SSB Special Symbol.png Dr. Wright · Captain Rainbow · Barbara the Bat · Zip

SSB Kirby Series.png Magolor · Gooey · Adeleine

SSB Mario Series.png Lakitu · Hammer Bro.

SSB Donkey Kong Series.png Cranky Kong · Klaptrap · Rambi

SSB Metroid Series.png Metroid · Dark Samus

SSB Kid Icarus Series.png Eggplant Wizard · Mimicutie

SSB Wario Series.png Kat & Ana · 9-Volt

SSB DS Series.png Elite Beat Agents · Rusty

SSB The Legend of Zelda Series.png Skull Kid · Alfonzo

SSB Animal Crossing Series.png Isabelle

SSB Golden Sun Series.png Isaac

SSB Sin and Punishment Series.png Saki Amamiya

SSB F-Zero Series.png Samurai Goroh

SSB EarthBound Series.png Jeff

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SSB Yoshi Series.png Toady

SSB Xenoblade Series.png Riki

SSB Sonic Series.png Shadow the Hedgehog

Wii U   PokéBall Pokémon

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Wii U   Stage Bosses

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3DS   Stage Bosses

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Wii U   Adventure Bosses

SSB Mario Series.png Bowser · King Boo*

SSB Pokémon Series.png Cyrus · Mewtwo*

SSB The Legend of Zelda Series.png Ganondorf · Majora*

SSB Metroid Series.png Ridley

SSB Donkey Kong Series.png King K. Rool

SSB EarthBound Series.png Porky Minch

SSB Wario Series.png Shake King*

3DS   Adventure Bosses

SSB Super Smash Bros. Series.png Master Hand

Wii U   Trophies

SSB Mario Series.png Mario · Luigi · Bowser · Princess Peach · Toad · Rosalina · Bowser Jr. · King Boo · Koopa Troopa · Goomba · Princess Daisy · Bouldergeist · Waluigi

SSB Donkey Kong Series.png Donkey Kong · Pauline

SSB Yoshi Series.png Yoshi · Kamek

3DS   Trophies

SSB Mario Series.png Mario · Luigi · Bowser · Princess Peach · Toad · Rosalina · Bowser Jr. · King Boo · Koopa Troopa · Goomba · Princess Daisy · Bouldergeist · Waluigi

SSB Donkey Kong Series.png Donkey Kong · Pauline

SSB Yoshi Series.png Yoshi · Kamek

Smash Run Enemies
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SSB Yoshi Series.png Shy Guy · Birdo · Big Beanie · Nep-Enut · Lantern Ghost

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SSB Kid Icarus Series.png Monoeye · Reaper · Syren · Clubberskull · Cellular Shildeen · Tribyte

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SSB Kirby Series.png Bronto Burt · Broom Hatter · Waddle Dee · Waddle Doo · Poppy Bros. Jr. · TAC

SSB EarthBound Series.png Spiteful Crow · Pigmask Soldier · Starman · Hippie

SSB Wario 'Stache Series.png Bandinero · Shortfuse · Magon · Spear-Mask

SSB Star Fox Series.png SharpClaw · RedEye · Wolfen

SSB Rhythm Heaven Series.png Sneaky Spirit · Monkey · Barista

SSB R.O.B. Series.png Polar Bear · Gang · Wild Gunman

SSB Wrecking Crew Series.png Eggplant Man · Gotcha Wrench

SSB Pikmin Series.png Bulborb · Fiery Blowhog

SSB Animal Crossing Series.png Jack · Katrina

SSB Special Symbol.png Infantry & Tanks · Mii

Mario Kart Silver

Playable Characters

Default Characters
ToadToadetteBaby MarioBaby LuigiKoopa TroopaLakituMarioLuigiPrincess PeachYoshiBirdoDiddy KongBowserDonkey KongWarioWaluigiKing BooWigglerMii

Unlockable Characters
Baby PeachBaby DaisyShy GuyKoopa ParatroopaDry BonesBooGoombaToadsworthPrincess DaisyBowser Jr.NabbitNokiMonaDixie KongKamekProfessor E. GaddRosalinaPetey PiranhaDry BowserKing Bob-OmbPiantaCranky KongBoom BoomPom Pom

Downloadable Characters
Surprise Pack MIPSWhittleAshleyHammer Bro.KritterPauline
Heroes Pack Baby WarioBaby Donkey KongTimer the TigerNeilRobotic Operating BuddyMr. Game & Watch
Villains Pack ShroobKoopa KidDimentioMouserMetal MarioAntasma
Koopalings Pack Ludwig von KoopaRoy KoopaWendy O. KoopaMorton Koopa Jr.Iggy KoopaLemmy KoopaLarry Koopa

Items

Red ShellRed Shell TrioGreen ShellGreen Shell TrioBanana PeelBanana Peel TrioBlooperBob-OmbFire FlowerStarLightning BoltBullet BillBlue Spiny ShellMushroomMushroom TrioGolden MushroomPOW BlockRed BooWhimpFreezieBowser's ShellMega MushroomMini MushroomDash PepperPropeller MushroomYoshi EggFake Item BoxOil BarrelHeartSuper LeafTweesterBumperPotted Piranha PlantBoomerang Flower

Super Smash Bros. Zenith
Playable Characters Default BowserBubbles ★CharizardDiddy KongDonkey KongFox McCloudIce ClimbersIkeInkling ★King DededeKirbyLinkLip ★Little MacLopunny ★MarioMarthMega ManMeta KnightMii Fighter (Consisting: Mii Brawler • Mii Swordfighter • Mii Gunner)Mona ★Monita ★PalutenaPeachPitPikachuPikmin & OlimarRobinSamusSheikShulkSonicSpring Man ★Tibby ★Toad ★Toon LinkVillagerWarioWii Fit TrainerYoshiPrincess ZeldaZero Suit Samus
Unlockable Bowser Jr.Captain FalconCranky Kong ★Dark PitDixie Kong ★Dr. MarioDuck Hunt DuoFalco LombardiFiora ★GanondorfGreninjaJigglypuffKamek ★LucarioLucasLucinaLuigiMewtwoMr. Game & WatchNessPac-ManRayman ★R.O.B.Rosalina & LumaSceptile ★Starfy ★Stylist ★Vince ★Wolf O'Donnell
DLC Banjo & Kazooie ★BayonettaBomberman ★Chibi-Robo ★CloudCorrinLark ★Max Brass ★PichuRoyRyuShantae ★Shovel Knight ★SnakeSquid Sisters ★ (Consisting: CallieMarie)Wrecking Mario ★Yarn Kirby ★Young Link
Alternate Costumes Pikmin & Alph (for Olimar) • Daisy (for Peach) • Foreman Spike (for Wrecking Mario) • Koopalings (for Bowser Jr.) (Consisting: LarryRoyWendyIggyMortonLemmyLudwig)Off the Hook (for Squid Sisters) (Consisting: PearlMarina)Prince Fluff (for Yarn Kirby) • Toadette (for Toad)
Stages Default 3D LandArena FeroxBattlefieldClu Clu LandContest HallCrowded CavernElectrodromeEndless OceanFinal DestinationMangrove CoveMountain's FootMute CityPokémon PinballPyrosphereRhythm HeavenSaffron CitySaltspray RigShutterSmashville 2Stardust SpeedwayTempleTourianWarioWare, Inc.Wily Castle
Unlockable Bowser LandCerulean CaveExcitebikeFlat ZoneFlat Zone 3FichinaGlade of DreamsGyromiteHunting FieldsMeta CrystalOut of this DimensionPac-MazeStyle BoutiqueSubspace MazeTetrisUnova League
DLC MiiversePatch LandPokémon StadiumSplatfest PlazaWrecking Crew
Enemies Common GoombaMettaurOctotrooperPookaZubat
Uncommon Balloon Fighter EnemyBucket HeadEggroboLividstoneNinjaSlime
Rare BacuraSneaky Spirit
Other Fighting Mii TeamSmick
Bosses Burt the BashfulCrazy HandDraggadonMaster HandMetal FaceMetal MarioMetal SonicRayquazaRidleyWhispy Woods
Items Regular Assist TrophyBack ShieldBananaBarrelBeam SwordBeehiveBeetleBlast BoxBlue PunchBob-ombBombchuBoomerangBoss GalagaBullet BillBumperBunny HoodCapsuleCDChansey EggCracker LauncherCrateCuccoCustom PartDaybreakDeku NutDragoonDrillE-TankFairy BottleFanFire BarFire FlowerFranklin BadgeFoodFreezieGolden HammerGooey BombGrassGreen ShellGuard Spec.Gust BellowsHammerHeart ContainerHome-Run BatHotheadThunderboltLip's StickMaster BallMatryoshka DollMaxim TomatoMetal BoxMotion-Sensor BombMr. SaturnOran BerryParty BallPitfall SeedPoison MushroomPoké BallPOW BlockRay GunRocket BeltRocky HelmetRolling CrateSandbagScrew AttackShield BoxSitrus BerrySmart BombSmash BallSmash CoinSoccer BallSpecial FlagBlue Spiny ShellSpringStar RodSteel DiverSuper HornSuper LeafSuper MushroomSuper ScopeSuper StarSuperspicy CurryTimerTrophyUniraVanish BoxWarp StarX Bomb? Block
Poké Ball Pokémon AudinoBeedrill (M)ChanseyEspurrGardevoir (M)GothitelleGroudon (M)HoopaMagikarpMeowthMewPorygonPorygon2Porygon-ZSpewpaStunkyWobbuffet
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