|“||Sure looks like I'm Mr. Popular today, yes siree!||„|
|~ Cranky Kong|
Cranky Kong is a widower and Donkey Kong's constantly complaining and rambling grandfather, who has made numerous appearances throughout the Donkey Kong series. He usually acts as a guide in the games to help his grandson Donkey Kong or his friends along their journey as he has had some enlightening experiences. In some appearances, he is indicated to be the original Donkey Kong from the arcade game, Donkey Kong and Mario's main adversary in the game prior to his retirement. Because of his claims to be the original Donkey Kong, he often looks down on his grandson and breaks the fourth wall by saying that Donkey Kong will never be as great a character as he was during his prime. Cranky is also Funky's grandfather. It should be noted that in Donkey Kong 64, Cranky claims Donkey Kong is his "son" however "son" can be short for "grandson".
Powers and Stats
Tier: 8-C | Low 6-B
Name: Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Sr.
Age: At least 30 (He is as old as Mario)
Classification: Ape like species named Kong
Attack Potency: Building level (Collapsed a 25m structure by just jumping, could easily one-shot Mario at his beginnings) | Small Country level (Comparable to Dixie Kong and his great-grandson, who was able to knock a miniature-sized moon out of its orbit and into the planet's atmosphere with his head)
Speed: Superhuman | Massively Hypersonic
Lifting Strength: Class 25 (His older version could effortlessly pick up granite) | Superhuman (Can lift water-logged ships with effort)
Striking Strength: Building Class | Small Country Class
Stamina: High (Despite his advanced age, he can easily keep up with the other characters in his games and appears to be in very good health)
Range: Standard melee range | Extended melee range
Standard Equipment: Nothing | His staff and a Popgun that fires dentures
Weaknesses: None Notable
Key: Young (Donkey Kong arcade) | Old
Note: Not to be confused with Donkey Kong, who is his grandson.