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Donkey Kong Country[]

"The king of swing, the thrilla gorilla, the prime primate; it's Donkey Kong! But this is not your father's Donkey Kong! Although he is a relative of the classic arcade character, Country's Donkey Kong is a totally new character, with a new look, new moves, and a new attitude."
Donkey Kong Country Instruction Booklet (SNES version), page 12
"He's the big guy. The dude with the massive muscle. DK has to boogie though the jungle and other areas to try to recover his massive stockpile of bananas that the evil Kremlings have stoven!"
Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide (SNES version), page 7

Donkey Kong 64[]

"About time that lazy good-for-nothing went adventuring again. He's the leader of this mangy bunch and tells me he has learned a whole new bunch of "mean, reptile-stomping" moves. I doubt that they will be any better than his old ones, but we shall see, shan't we?"
Cranky Kong in the Donkey Kong 64 Instruction Booklet, page 7
"He's the only ape who still cares enough to wear a tie. DK may not be the most powerfull Kong-or the quickest-but he applies a stroung blue-collar work ethic to the business of Kremling crushing. That may be why he's the leader of the Kong clan."
Donkey Kong 64 Player's Guide, page 6