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Not to be confused with Dixie Kong's younger sister, Tiny Kong.
Dixie Kong
Dixie.png
Dixie Kong's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Alias(es) Diddy Kong's girlfriend


Residence(s) Donkey Kong Island
Family Tiny Kong (younger sister),
Chunky Kong (younger cousin),
Kiddy Kong (younger cousin),
Diddy Kong (boyfriend)
Species Kong
Sub-Species Chimpanzee (presumably)
Gender Female
Affiliation(s) Kong Family
Powers/Abilities Helicopter Spin,
Climbing skill,
Ground-Pound,
Spin attack,
Bubblegum Popgun (only in DKC: TF)
Enemies Kremling Krew,
King K. Rool/Kaptain K. Rool/Baron K. Roolenstein,
KAOS,
Wizpig,
Kass,
Snowmads,
Lord Fredrik, The Snowmad King
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest,
Donkey Kong Land 2,
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!,
Donkey Kong Land III,
Super Smash Bros. Melee,
Donkey Konga 2,
DK: King of Swing,
Mario Superstar Baseball,
Mario Hoops 3-on-3,
Diddy Kong Racing DS,
Donkey Konga 3,
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast,
DK: Jungle Climber,
Super Smash Bros. Brawl,
Mario Super Sluggers,
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (for SNES) (1995)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (for Switch) (2018)

Dixie Kong is a female Kong from the Donkey Kong series. She is Diddy Kong's girlfriend and Tiny Kong’s older sister[1]. She also has two cousins [2], the 3 year old toddler Kiddy Kong and his older brother Chunky Kong. Her first appearance was as Diddy's partner in the game Donkey Kong Country 2. Aside from games, Dixie also appeared in the Donkey Kong Country animated series and in two comics as well.

Dixie Kong appears in almost all Donkey Kong games and in some Mario spin-off titles. She is playable in almost all of the games she appears on. Dixie was the first female Kong to be playable, although Candy Kong was the first female Kong to appear in the series.

Species

The Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Instruction Booklet initially refers to Dixie Kong as a monkey.[3] This was also the case in the Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Instruction Booklet.[4]

Rare's description of the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy refers to her as a "young chimp"[5], something fans latched on to due to her lacking a visible tail (like the one Diddy uses to grab things) relying on her ponytail to grab things instead.

History

Donkey Kong Country 2

Dixie Kong's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country 2.

Her first appearance was in Donkey Kong Country 2. In this game, Donkey Kong was kidnapped by Kaptain K. Rool. As such, Diddy and Dixie had to travel to Crocodile Isle, home of the Kremlings, to rescue him. On their way, Diddy and Dixie had to defeat many Kremlings, aquatic animals and even ghosts on a few occasions. They eventually defeated Kaptain K. Rool, saved DK and also blew up Crocodile Isle. Although the game centered on Diddy's quest to prove he was a great video game hero (in the likes of Mario, Yoshi, and Link), his sidekick Dixie manages to prove her worth as well. In this game, she is overall slower than Diddy but has her signature ability: Helicopter Twirl, which is essential during the game to get across large gaps.

In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 2, the plot was the same, but there were some small differences in other things. Swanky Kong will now count the time it took for Dixie, or Diddy, to replay and beat boss stages. Dixie and Diddy can also complete Wrinkly Kong's task, which consists of filling a Scrapbook with pictures. Dixie can now play minigames at Funky's Flights II, where her sister, Tiny Kong, makes a cameo appearance during some missions.

Donkey Kong Land 2

The Crocodile Isle was risen from the sea in the game Donkey Kong Land 2. Donkey Kong is kidnapped by the Kremling Krew once again and Dixie and Diddy Kong went again to save him. In the end, Kaptain K. Rool was defeated again, Donkey Kong is saved and Crocodile Isle was destroyed for a second time and for good.

Donkey Kong Country 3

Artwork of Dixie Kong jumping, from the game Donkey Kong Country 3.

In the game Donkey Kong Country 3, Dixie emerges as the lead character of her own game alongside co-star Kiddy Kong[6]. As the Kongs are vacationing in the Northern Kremisphere, Donkey and Diddy decide to go out on one of their adventures, leaving Dixie behind. However, the two of them get kidnapped by a new group of Kremlings, led by their new mysterious leader KAOS. Dixie discovers the Kremlings and decides to rescue DK (for the third time) and Diddy Kong. However, K. Rool, in the guise of Baron K. Roolenstein, returns. He secretly controls KAOS from behind the scenes, making K. Rool the de facto leader of the Kremling Krew. K. Rool kidnapped DK and Diddy to use their cerebral energies to power the robotic KAOS.

Early in the adventure, Funky Kong asks Dixie to babysit her cousin Kiddy Kong. Together, they rescue Donkey and Diddy and also stop K. Rool and his Kremlings. During their quest, they also have to free all the Banana Birds. When all the Banana Birds are freed, they take Dixie and Kiddy up to the clouds to free the Banana Bird Queen who has been imprisoned by Baron K Roolenstein.

In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 3, the plot is the same, but now Dixie and Kiddy have to collect more Banana Birds. Dixie can now go and play minigames at Cranky's Dojo or at Funky's Rentals. Swanky Kong has a new minigame that only Dixie can play, called Swanky's Dash. In the same game version, the Northern Kremisphere has also a new location to explore, the world Pacifica.

Donkey Kong Land III

In the game Donkey Kong Land III, Dixie once again teams up with her baby cousin Kiddy. Donkey and Diddy Kong go off on an adventure, this time searching for The Lost World, and, again, they leave Dixie behind. Dixie decides to find the Lost World herself first. Unbeknown to all, Baron K. Roolenstein has returned with his Kremlings. He too is searching for the Lost World. In the end, Dixie and Kiddy discover the Lost World and defeat K. Rool all over again.

Donkey Konga series

Dixie Kong's artwork from the game Donkey Konga 3 for Gamecube.

Aside from remakes, Dixie was not present in any other games, until she appeared as a playable character in the game Donkey Konga 2. It was her first appearance on the Nintendo GameCube. In this game she is one of the three characters available to play different songs with the bongos, and help win money to buy bananas. She also has the option of playing minigames.

She returns in the Japan-only sequel, Donkey Konga 3, as one of the four playable characters. She again plays songs with bongos, this time she can choose from 57 different songs to play. Dixie Kong again helps Donkey Kong get money to buy bananas and can also play different minigames. Also, whenever you finish a level as her in Donkey Kong Country 2 she'll play electric guitar. She likes to sing and even tried to launch her singing career when she rose to stardom after the events of Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III (explaining her absence from the game Donkey Kong 64)

DK: King of Swing

Dixie Kong's artwork from the game DK: King of Swing for GBA.

Dixie also briefly appears in the game DK: King of Swing, although she is not playable in story mode, she is one of the eight playable characters in the game's Jungle Jam mode, were she can play different minigames with the other Kongs. In this game she has very good jump, but a poor attack.

  • Dixie Kong's character stats:
    • Jump: 5
    • Attack: 1

Diddy Kong Racing DS

Dixie Kong's artwork from the game Diddy Kong Racing DS for DS.

Dixie also appears as a playable character in the game Diddy Kong Racing DS. She has medium speed, acceleration and handling. Dixie did not appear in the original Diddy Kong Racing game for unknown reasons, but she was put into this game to replace Conker, a Rare character. She has a high-pitched voice in this game. This is also the first game were she appears alongside her younger sister Tiny Kong and the first racing game in which she appears.

  • Dixie Kong's character stats:
    • Speed: ☆☆
    • Acceleration: ☆☆☆
    • Handling: ☆☆☆

Dixie was first called by Diddy Kong. He explained that Timber the Tiger asked him to help him defeat Wizpig, and also help to find out what happened to Drumstick the Rooster, which was converted into a frog by Wizpig.

During the quest they arrived to Dino Domain, and after beating all the challenges in the area Dixie (or one of the other racers) would race the brainwashed Tricky the Triceratops through the valley, if she beat him he will open the Silver Coin challenges. Once all the challenges were completed they could have a rematch against Tricky, if Dixie and the other manage to defeat him the spell on him would break, and Tricky will thank them by giving the piece of Wizpig's amulet he was guarding.

Their next location was Snowflake Mountain, if Dixie and the others managed to beat all the trials they could have a race against Bluey the Walrus in a downhill mountain. After defeating him, he opened the Silver Coin challenges from that area. After the challenges were completed, the racers had the option to challenge him again. After his defeat the spell on him would break and he gave Dixie and the others the second piece of Wizpig's amulet.

Their next location was Sherbet Island, and like in the previous locations after beating the challenges they could race Bubbler the Octopus. After he was defeated he opened the Silver Coin Challenges. Once the Silver Coin challenges were completed Dixie could race him again. Finally after he was defeated and taken out from Wizpig's spell he gave Dixie and the other racers the third piece of the amulet.

Their next location was Dragon Forest, were after beating all the challenges Dixie and the others could race Smokey the Dragon. Like the previous bosses he opened the Silver Coin challenges after being defeated. After he was defeated and taken out of Wizpig's control he gave Dixie and the racers the last piece of the amulet.

With all the pieces of the amulet, Dixie and the other manage to race against Wizpig, whom after being defeated teleports away. Dixie, along all the other racers, held a celebration. During the celebration Wizpig arrives and asks for a rematch, but this time in his planet Future Fun Land. After a long race Dixie and the others defeated him and again held the celebration this time without problems.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

Dixie Kong's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast for Wii.

Dixie is a default playable character in the game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. Though her speed is minimum, she has better agility and maximum boost. Dixie's rival is Kass. Her drums are pink and have attached what seems to be sky blue upside down flowers. She attacks with a flip.

In the Single Race cutscene she can be seen, along Donkey, Tiny and Lanky, standing in front of their rivals, Kass, Kritter, Kalypso, and Klump. Also, in the Candy Challenges cutscene, Candy seems to be choosing who will participate in the challenges with Dixie is eagerly raising her hand, while an irritated Kritter seems to tell her to be quiet. In the Options cutscene, she is seen running from side to side while Funky Kong is fixing his bongos.

  • Dixie Kong's character stats:
    • Boost: ☆☆☆☆☆
    • Speed: ☆
    • Agility: ☆☆☆☆

DK: Jungle Climber

Dixie plays a very small role in the game DK Jungle Climber, seen only in the introduction and 100 percent cutscenes. In this game she went on vacation at Sun Sun Island, along all the other Kongs. In the opening cutscene she is seen playing beach volleyball with Diddy and Donkey. Although she is not playable in story mode, she is playable in the game's wireless multiplayer mode as P3. Additionally, she hosts the secret stages, which provide Donkey Kong with several additional DK Coins needed to reach a completion rate of 100 percent.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Dixie Kong appears in the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Alongside Cranky and Diddy, she is seen celebrating Donkey Kong's birthday in his treehouse. However, the party is interrupted by the Snowmads. They summon an Ice Dragon to blow the Kongs far away and freeze the Donkey Kong Island, making it their new home. The primates end landing on the Lost Mangroves island.

In the single player mode, the player can summon Dixie Kong as an assist character to Donkey Kong by finding and breaking a DX Barrel inside levels. As the other assist characters in the game, she grants extra health and a continuous roll move. Dixie still can execute the Helicopter Spin, but it no longer allows her to glide in the air. Instead, the move provides a small aerial boost upwards, allowing Dixie to carry Donkey and reach high places or avoid falling into pits. Dixie is also a fully playable character by the second player in the multiplayer, or by the first player in the Hard Mode, where only one character, possessing a single heart of health, can be controlled inside levels. As a playable character, Dixie can execute a similar move to the Donkey Kong's ground-pound by using her ponytail to bash on the ground. When the player uses the same move in the air, Dixie will shot small, bouncing projectiles forward by using a bubblegum popgun. These projectiles can stun regular enemies for a few instants. When she standing by herself, Dixie can also use her Helicopter Spin as an aerial boost in order to reach high places. In fact, considering how Dixie no longer uses her ponytail to pick up objects, she can now use the aerial move while holding to projectiles, such as barrels.

After the Kongs have traversed five islands by defeating the generals of the Snowmads, they eventually return to the Donkey Kong Island. The island is now covered in thick snow, forcing the primates to move around by using Barrel Cannons. Later, the heroes reach the volcano of the island, where the main galleon of the Snowmads is sitting on the top of it. There, the Kongs face the leader of the invaders, Lord Fredrik, The Snowmad King. After Lord Fredrik is defeated, the Snowmads are thrown out of the island and in the sea. Donkey Kong uses Lord Fredrik's magic horn to restore the original climate of the Donkey Kong Island. At the end, the group of primates is seen celebrating their victory outside of the treehouse by playing some musical instruments, with Dixie Kong playing an electric guitar.

Other Game Appearances

Mario Superstar Baseball

Dixie appears as a secret playable character in the game Mario Superstar Baseball, her first appearance in the Mario game series. This was also her first sports game. In this game, she is voiced by Jen Taylor[7]. In the challenge mode she can help Mario and the others beat Bowser and Bowser Jr.

In this game she appears as a sub-character, being a technique character. She has good chemistry with Donkey and Diddy. She uses a stick as a bat, and the sweet spot is the middle of the stick. Her only talent is Clamber (shared by all the Kongs), meaning she can climb walls to catch the ball. In stats, she is bad at batting, and medium in running, fielding and pitching.

  • Dixie Kong's character stats:
    • Type: Technique
    • Starting Team Captain: Donkey Kong
    • Stats:
      • Batting: Bad
      • Pitching: Medium
      • Fielding: Medium
      • Running: Medium
    • Talents: Clamber
    • Sweet Spot: The middle of the bat.
    • Compatible Relationships: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong

Mario Hoops 3-on-3

Her second appearance in the Mario series was in the game Mario Hoops 3-on-3, a basketball game. It is her first appearance on the Nintendo DS. Dixie again appears as an unlockable character.

Her special shoot is the Cannon Shot, in which she starts spinning and suddenly a barrel cannon falls from the sky and catches the ball, then Dixie backflips onto the cannon and shoots the ball into the hoop, followed by a red explosion and multicolored confetti.

In this game, she is a speedy character, just like Diddy. She can also enter the tourney in which she and her team have to beat different teams.

  • Dixie Kong's character stats:
    • Character Type: Speedy
    • Special Ability: Cannon Shot
    • Letter to Tap: ▼

Mario Super Sluggers

Dixie Kong's artwork from the game Mario Super Sluggers for Wii.

Dixie Kong returns in the game Mario Super Sluggers, the sequel to Mario Superstar Baseball. She appears as a sub-character. In the Challenge Mode, she is found in the DK Jungle stadium. After being saved from the Dark Bones, Donkey Kong impulsively rushes off to the stone bridge without listening to Dixie, much to her chagrin. She asks Mario and the others to find a stone tablet, suggesting they look near the entrance/exit sign. After doing so, she join the team, and soon insists that the returning Donkey work with Mario to save the stadium.

She has good chemistry with all the Kongs, but she has bad chemistry with King K. Rool and the Kritters. In stats, she is bad at pitching and batting, but she is very good at fielding and running. She uses again a stick as a bat. Her bat entrance includes her jumping and flipping and then prepares to bat. In this game, she is the fastest Kong, but is the worst Kong at batting.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Dixie Kong's trophy as seen in the game Super Smash Bros. Melee for Gamecube.

Dixie also has a trophy in her likeness in the game Super Smash Bros. Melee, while Diddy Kong was nowhere to be seen in Melee, except for a mention in her trophy. Her trophy also mentions about her being quick and nimble, and also that one time she helped save Donkey Kong.

  • Dixie Kong's trophy description: "More than just Diddy Kong's girlfriend, Dixie Kong is also a fearless adventurer and a reliable team player. She earned her wings helping Diddy rescue Donkey Kong from the clutches of King K. Rool. Dixie's amazingly quick and nimble, and she's even able to twirl her ponytail in order to float slowly through the air."
Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Dixie Kong also appears as a trophy in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Her trophy mentions about her ponytail helping her for flying and attacking.

  • Dixie Kong's trophy description: "Diddy Kong's cutie of a girlfriend with an adorable blond ponytail. That ponytail is hardly for show—it helps propel her through the air for extended hang time and is indispensable for spin-attacking enemies and lifting barrels. Watch out—Dixie packs more power than you might imagine!"

She also has a sticker based on her appearance from Donkey Konga 2. Her sticker increases launch resistance by thirty nine and can only be used by Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong.

According to Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Super Smash Bros series, Dixie Kong was planned to team up with Diddy Kong and the two characters would be a tag-team, but this idea was decided against due to technical difficulties with implementing the idea, and Dixie was cut as a playable character and Diddy Kong was kept in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a solo fighter instead.[citation needed]


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Dixie Kong's trophy as seen in the European version of the game Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Dixie Kong also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

  • Dixie Kong's trophy descriptions:
    • North American version: "Diddy Kong's girlfriend. She loves to adventure with him. Her ponytail isn't just for show—she can use it to swim faster, soar in the sky, and even lift barrels! With hair that does all that, you can bet she takes good care of it!"
    • European version: "Dixie Kong is all about style and substance. Just look at her ponytail. It's not just a fashion statement - she can spin it to fly up into the air, swim against strong currents, and even throw barrels with it, no problem! No wonder Diddy Kong likes her!"

Mario Kart series

Dixie Kong debuts in the Mario Kart franchise on the mobile game Mario Kart Tour, where she first appeared during the Jungle Tour. Her special item is the Triple Bananas.

Appearances in Other Media

Donkey Kong Country animated series

Dixie Kong as seen during the episode "Klump's Lumps" from the Donkey Kong Country animated series.

Dixie Kong made sporadic appearances on the Donkey Kong Country animated series. On the show, her personality was drastically different than the one portrayed in the games. Her clothing was also different, somewhat resembling what her sister, Tiny Kong, wears. Often, Dixie would lose her various pets. She was also more trusting than the other Kongs, befriending General Klump, who had been fired and exiled by King K. Rool, when no one else would during the episode "Klump's Lumps". She was the only Kong included in the show that made her debut in the game Donkey Kong Country 2.

Her first appearance in the animated series is during the episode "Kong for a Day". In this episode, she cheers up Donkey after Funky got mad with him. When they are in the jungle, a Krusha imitates Donkey's voice and tricks Dixie, making her believe that Donkey was saying bad things about her and Diddy. Later on, Dixie congratulates Diddy on being named the new future ruler of Kongo Bongo before Cranky's hologram appears to tell Diddy of K. Rool planning an attack on Bluster's Barrelworks.

In the episode "From Zero to Hero", she is one of the characters to see Cranky's new experiment, the x-ray machine. When Bluster decides to cut Candy, saying he has more rights than her and the others just because he is rich and calls him the most promising citizen in Kongo Bongo, Dixie calls him inconsiderate. The next day, she is the one that informs Cranky, Donkey, and Diddy that King K. Rool had the Crystal Coconut and Bluster was heading to his hideout to get the coconut back, an attempt that all four knew was suicide.

During the episode "Buried Treasure", she convinces Candy to accompany Bluster on following DK, Diddy, and Funky, who on a treasure hunt to the White Mountains. After the treasure is found, Dixie and Candy get into a four-way scramble for it with the duos of Donkey and Diddy, Funky and Bluster, and King K. Rool and Krusha. In the end, the treasure turns out to be rotten bananas buried by Donkey Kong in his youth.

In the episode "The Curse of Kongo Bongo", Dixie and the other apes a letter that was the "Curse of the Double Baboon". DK and Diddy tried to warn her and Funky not read the letters, but she misheard them and nearly read it until they dropped them.

She does not appear in the episode "It's a Wonderful Life". It is unknown what happened to her if DK never existed it is possible she is Diddy's queen and is his girlfriend just like did DK did exist.

In the English version of the animated series, Dixie was voiced by Louise Vallance.

Comics

Bumm-Badabumm Im Urwald

Dixie was also one of the main characters in the Donkey Kong comic, "Bumm-Badabumm Im Urwald". Here, she aided both Diddy and Donkey Kong in tracking down their stolen bananas and defeating Kaptain K. Rool and the Kremling Krew. She went to Donkey Kong's house, because she heard noises, there Donkey informs her and Diddy that all the bananas are gone. After, they go and check if their banana depot is also without bananas, and they realized that it's empty as well, Dixie finds a hole from were the thieves entered. Diddy enters the hole and finds a Kremkoin, then they realize that the Kremlings are behind the disappearance of the bananas and decide to give the Kremlings a lesson.

The three of them enter the hole that leads to the jungle. Then Dixie notice a wasp, and quickly Donkey throws it a barrel. Dixie looks at the stings and says that a sting would have hurt. In the way they find Rambi and the three of them ride him, afterwards they find themselves having around many Kremlings. Rambi takes out all the Kremlings, and they continue their way to King K. Rool. After they reach the mountains Rambi leaves them. They start climbing the mountain, until they arrive to a place where a rope should be, the Kremlings pulled the rope up, Donkey throws Dixie upwards so she can let the rope down. After they reach the top, a Necky starts attacking them, but Donkey took him out quickly. Afterwards they reach the portal, but its locked, they successfully opened with the Kremkoin. Inside the portal they are attacked by Kremlings. After beating the Kremlings, a giant Kremling appears, the Kongs escape from him through a narrow tunnel.

In the tunnel, they find a mine cart. They start racing against the Kremlings, but as the distance between them increased, the mine cart turned less safely. Then, the rails ended, and the Kongs landed on a swamp. Diddy then realizes they are not the only ones swimming in the swamp, Krockheads are all around them. They all quickly go up to a crashed boat, and while thinking, Donkey remembered something, he started to jump on flies until he reached land, Diddy and Dixie did the same. Dixie realized they were in the Lost World. Dixie climbs a wall and sees King K. Rool on the other side with all the bananas. Suddenly, Dixie falls and the Kremlings see her, Donkey and Diddy quickly jump and help her. A fight against the Kremlings starts. King K. Rool starts shooting pineapples, but Donkey evades them all, he then finds an explosive barrel and throws it to him, which defeats him. The Kongs finally recover the bananas.

Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24

Dixie also appeared in the comic "Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24". Dixie was sleeping in a palm and is suddenly awakened by Squawks. Afterwards Diddy and Cranky explain to her that it's Christmas, after learning what day it is she suggests to prepare a Christmas party, but suddenly she starts to shiver. The Kongs quickly discover that snow is falling from the sky, something Dixie and the others had never experienced yet. At the TV the Kongs learn that the temperature has dropped all over the world and also that the president of the United States invited for a summit to find a solution to the problem. The Kongs decide to travel to the United States to talk with the president. Dixie and the others ride their Animal Buddies to the nearest airport were they take the Jumbo Barrel to travel to Washington, Dixie along Diddy ride Expresso.

The President tells them that a huge UFO pulling the Earth away from the sun is the cause of the low temperature. He provides them with a space shuttle, and with help of Cranky Dixie and the others are launched into the aliens' space shuttle. At the space shuttle Dixie, Diddy and Donkey, quickly notice the aliens look like them but bigger and green and blue. The Kongs learn that the aliens do not want to dominate Earth, and what really happened is that the aliens thought Earth was a giant Coconut. After giving bananas to the aliens in exchange of them returning Earth to its original temperature, the Kongs head back to Earth were they are hailed by the people for saving them. Back at their jungle the Dixie and the others finally celebrate a Christmas party. At the end Dixie enjoys the starry sky along with her boyfriend.

Physical Appearance

In all her appearances so far, Dixie has worn a pink top with a tied knot in the middle, along with a matching pink beret (it originally had the a Rare logo pin, although, from the game DK: King of Swing in forward, the pin was removed after the Rare has been acquired by Microsoft Game Studios[8] in 2002). In one of her artworks she was shown to have an orange band under her pink beret. Dixie's most notable feature is her blonde hair that's usually tied in a ponytail, which she uses to propel in the air. She also has green eyes and wears turquoise earrings.

In the Donkey Kong Country game series, she had pink nails, but were removed in all later games and now she does not have visible nails. She also wore kneepads which were also removed in DK: King of Swing and later games for unknown reasons.

In the Donkey Kong Country animated series, she had yellow fur. She wore a pink beret and a shirt with a flower on it (reminiscent of her younger sister Tiny Kong). She did not have earrings. Her ponytail was a bit more than half its game length. In the comics she has the same appearance as her first look, except for the Rare pin.

In Donkey Kong Country 3, when playing in the contest mode of two players, the second player takes control of a Dixie wearing purple clothes. In Donkey Kong Country 2, during similar mode, along with her purple clothes, the Dixie Kong controlled by the second player also has red hair.

Personality

Dixie is lighthearted, lively, and even has a bit of a sass to her, but like Donkey and Diddy, she is courageous with a strong sense of adventure, as she has proved herself a worthy ally on many occasions. She has a particular fondness for sweets, such as bubblegum, and can often be seen chewing and blowing bubbles, and even possesses a Bubblegum Popgun in the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. She is also very musically inclined, with her favorite instrument being the electric guitar and favorite music being rock, and has a habit of headbanging her remarkable hair when playing, and likes to sing too.

In the Donkey Kong Country animated series, she is portrayed as a friendly and somewhat childish character. In one of the episodes, she even befriended a Kremling. She is also shown to really care about the others. She always tries to help her friends. She also loves animals. During the show, she had different pets. She may get distracted easily as she was losing her pets often.

Powers/Abilities descriptions

Dixie Kong has a wide range of powers and abilities that she uses throughout games.

Helicopter hair

Dixe's greatest asset is her long, banana-shaped ponytail, which has the ability to spin like a helicopter, allowing Dixie to control her descent to the ground when she’s in the air, and boost her jumps. Usually, she can also use her ponytail to lift barrels and attack enemies.

Ground-Pound + Bubblegum Popguns

In the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Dixie can also ground-pound, an ability shared by other playable Kongs, but she uses her hair to pound instead of her arms. Dixie also possesses a Bubblegum Popgun, which is reminiscent of Diddy Kong's Peanut Popguns, and can be used to stun enemies from a distance. However she can only use it while airborne.

Relationships

Diddy Kong

Dixie's first meeting with Diddy as depicted on pages 88 and 89 of volume 2 of the Uho Uho Donkey-Kun manga.

Diddy Kong is Dixie's boyfriend. Dixie helped him save Donkey Kong during the games Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2. After that, she saved both of them in the games Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III. Although they are a couple, not much of Dixie and Diddy's relationship has been shown in mainline games.

Dixie is one of the characters called by Diddy in the game Diddy Kong Racing DS.

They appear together in the games Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers, and have good chemistry.

In the Donkey Kong Country animated series episode "Kong for a Day", when she is tricked by the Kremlings in believing DK said bad things about Diddy, she quickly gets mad at DK. In that same episode, she is about to share a kiss with him.

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The German comic Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24 featured Dixie watching a human girl kissing Diddy, and then she later comments to him about how the stars shine "just for us two".

Donkey Kong

Dixie seems to have a good friendship with Donkey Kong, who acts something of a big brother to her. In Donkey Kong Country 2, Donkey Kong Land 2, Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III, she helped in saving him from Kaptain K. Rool and Baron K. Roolenstein. She explains the extra levels to him in Jungle Climber. In Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers, the two of them share chemistry. In Mario Super Sluggers challenge mode, there are several conversations between Donkey Kong and Dixie.

In the Donkey Kong Country animated series, she has a good relation with DK. In episode Kong for a Day, she is the only one that goes with Donkey Kong to the jungle when he is prohibited to return to the village.

Tiny Kong

Tiny Kong is her younger sister[2]. They have appeared in only a few games together, but they have yet to show any depth in their relationship. In the GBA versions of Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Country 3, Dixie had to save her during minigames in the Funky's Flights II and Funky's Rentals, respectively. An interesting fact is that her trophy in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl did not mention that the two were sisters. The two share tomboyish and girly-girl traits, and also have good chemistry in the game Mario Super Sluggers.

Kiddy Kong

Dixie shown to have a really good relationship with her baby cousin and co-star Kiddy Kong. The latter hero-worships her and sees her as a role-model, as he helped her save DK and Diddy during the events of the games Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III.

Candy Kong

Although in the games she does not interact much with Candy Kong, they have a friendship that nearly parallels the one their boyfriends' have in the Donkey Kong Country animated series. In some of the episodes, they are seen together, such as the episode "Buried Treasure", the two of them cooperate with each other to get the treasure.

Other

She is hinted to have a good friendship with Funky Kong, as they share positive chemistry in the game Mario Super Sluggers, and she is seen helping him tune his barrel rocket in the game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. She is also hinted to have a bad relation with Bowser and Bowser Jr., as she helped beat them and is wary of the trouble the father-and-son pair cause in Mario Super Sluggers.

Game Appearances

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Playable character 1995 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong Land 2 Playable character 1996 Game Boy
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Playable character 1996 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong Land III Playable character 1997 Game Boy
Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong Playable character 2000 Game Boy Color
Super Smash Bros. Melee Cameo as a trophy 2001-2002 Nintendo GameCube
Donkey Kong Country 2 Playable character 2004 Game Boy Advance
Donkey Konga 2 Playable character 2004-2005 Nintendo GameCube
Donkey Konga 3 Playable character 2005 Nintendo GameCube
DK: King of Swing Playable character in the Jungle Jam mode 2005 Game Boy Advance
Mario Superstar Baseball Unlockable playable character 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Donkey Kong Country 3 Playable character 2005 Game Boy Advance
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Unlockable playable character 2006-2007 Nintendo DS
Diddy Kong Racing DS Playable character 2007 Nintendo DS
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Playable character 2007-2008 Nintendo Wii
DK: Jungle Climber Playable character in the multiplayer 2007 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cameo as a trophy and a sticker 2008 Nintendo Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Playable character 2008 Nintendo Wii
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Assist and playable character 2014 Nintendo Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Cameo as a trophy in both versions 2014 Nintendo 3DS/
Nintendo Wii U
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Assist and playable character 2018 Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cameo as a spirit 2018 Nintendo Switch

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Sprites

Trivia

  • In a Nintendo Power issue, Dixie Kong was incorrectly called "Daisy Kong".[citation needed]
  • Dixie Kong was originally planned to be a playable character in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a tag team partner to Diddy Kong like the Ice Climbers, however due to technical limitations Dixie was scrapped and Diddy was made into a solo character.
  • The ages between Dixie and Diddy Kong are left uncertain. Rare mentions that Dixie is a young chimp Kong[5] and Diddy's designer Kevin Bayliss stated that Diddy was made to resemble a spider monkey Kong[9] which aligns with Diddy's long limbs and so he can use his prehensile tail as his main tool to climb and it suits his eager personality.
    • Dixie resembling a chimpanzee Kong would by implication mean she's older than Diddy who is a spider monkey Kong.
      • Chimps are generally known to be bigger in size, are wiser due to their larger brains, and appear older than monkeys, whereas monkeys in comparison do not grow very big, all of which are accurate in the Donkey Kong Country games where Dixie appears to be portrayed as older, wiser, and more mature than Diddy. Her character model/sprite is around the same size if not slightly bigger than Diddy's, and Dixie is the oldest known member of her family while Diddy is the opposite, being the youngest known member of his family.
  • Dixie Kong is the one of the only Kongs whose first name does not end with "y".
  • Dixie Kong in video games and other media has showcased many feats.[10][11]
  • According to Rare, Dixie Kong was absent during the events of the game Donkey Kong 64 because she tried to launch an unsuccessful singing career after the events of the games Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land 3 made Dixie rise to stardom. However her first single 'Bananas Are A Girl's Best Friend' sunk without trace.[citation needed]


References

  1. TINY KONG: "Don't get her confused with big sister Dixie of DKC2 and 3 fame - in this adventure it's Tiny who gets to hog the limelight, seizing the chance to put her own attitude and athletic skills to the test. Inheriting that trademark pigtail spin from her sis was just the beginning, as she's also picked up an uncanny shrinking ability somewhere along the way. Is size really everything? Time to find out..."
    The Cast List - Donkey Kong 64 on Rareware (saved on Wayback Machine)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Month of Kong: Meet Donkey Kong's Extended Family on Nintendo Life
  3. DIXIE KONG - CLIMB: "Being a monkey, Dixie can swing just like Diddy and Donkey Kong. Her aerial abilities give her an edge when she's at high altitudes because she can helicopter to slow her fall."
    Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Instruction Booklet, Nintendo of America, 1995, page 12 on Games Database
  4. DIXIE KONG - CLIMB: "Being a monkey, Dixie can climb like crazy. Press and hold the Y Button to climb faster."
    Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Instruction Booklet, Nintendo of America, 1996, page 13 on Games Database
  5. 5.0 5.1 DIXIE KONG: "A wilful and adventurous young chimp, inseparable from Diddy and every bit as stubborn as he is on the issue of how far their friendship goes, despite (or possibly because of) Cranky and Funky's endless teasing. Dixie's main asset in the dangerous situations she always seems to be following DK and Diddy into is her remarkable ponytail, which she can use to whip enemies out of her way, pick up and throw barrels, and even glide through the air helicopter-style. Brave, determined and always fashion-conscious, Dixie makes a loyal friend to Diddy and a formidable Kremling-basher to boot."
    DKC Trilogy Cast List - Dixie Kong on Rareware (saved on Wayback Machine)
  6. CHUNKY KONG: "Older brother to DKC3 co-star Kiddy, Chunky demonstrates just what the oversized toddler of the family could grow into. Huge boulders prove no obstacle to him, and neither do most Kremlings, so they'd better watch out if they get his usually cheery nature to take a turn for the worse. He might not be the quickest Kong in the world, but he's definitely handy to have around."
    The Cast List - Donkey Kong 64 on Rareware (saved on Wayback Machine)
  7. Jen Taylor on Wikipedia
  8. Xbox Game Studios on Wikipedia
  9. Kevin Bayliss on Twitter (retrieved on January 29, 2019)
  10. Dixie Kong on VS Battles Wiki
  11. Dixie Kong propels herself into Death Battle! on Deviantart
Diddy Kong Racing (DS) Characters
Playable Characters
Diddy KongKrunch the KremlingDrumstick the RoosterBumper the BadgerBanjo (N64 only) • Conker the Squirrel (N64 only) • Tiptup the TurtleT.T.Pipsy the MouseTimber the TigerTiny Kong (DS only) • Dixie Kong (DS only) • Taj the Genie (DS only) • Wizpig (DS only)
Bosses
Tricky the TriceratopsBluey the WalrusBubbler the OctopusSmokey the DragonWizpig
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