Kaptain Skurvy
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Residence Unknown
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Species Kremling
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Gender male
Affiliates Kutlass, Green Kroc, General Klump
Powers/Abilities armed with a hand cannon
Enemies Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong
Kong Family
King K. Rool
Kremling Krew
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First Apppearance Donkey Kong Country (show) -"Booty and the Beast" (2000)
Latest Appearance The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights (2000)

Kaptain Skurvy was a recurring character and villain on the Donkey Kong Country animated series and the one of the main antagonists in the movie of Donkey Kong Country: Legend of the Crystal Coconut. Klump is his long lost brother.


Like all pirates, Skurvy is greedy, selfish, sneaky, tough, greedy, cunning, and brave. He scours the Seven Seas taking whatever he pleases. His illustrious career began when he robbed his own mother. He isn't all bad, and idolizes his great, great great grandpappy, Quint Skurvy, listening to tales about him told by Skurvy's father. He also holds grudges, and has a strong sense of honor, being angered when his ancestor's hidden treasure was taken from him. He is harsher than the TV series version of King K. Rool and almost as cruel and evil as the video game version of King K. Rool. He speaks in a pirate-y accent, though he sounds Irish and even cockney at times. He deeply despises Donkey and Diddy Kong for stealing the Crystal Coconut.


Skurvy's first appearance on the show was in the episode "Booty and the Beast". In this episode, Skurvy, along with his shipmates, Kutlass, Green Kroc and Polly Roger, attempt to steal the legendary Crystal Coconut; which Skurvy believes to be his birthright, as his great-great-great-grand pappy, Quint Scurvy, was the one who first discovered it and was the one who brought it to Kongo Bongo Island.

Capturing Donkey and Diddy, Skurvy's theft seemed to have gone on without a hitch. Unfortunately for Skurvy, interference came in the form of an abnormally large Klaptrap named Junior. Junior managed to free Donkey and Diddy and during the fight between the Kongs and Skurvy's crew, Junior actually ate Skurvy's ship. After this disaster, Skurvy was sent packing along with his crew (minus Polly Roger, who had seemingly joined the Kremling Krew).

Skurvy and his minions returned in the episode "The Legend of the Crystal Coconut". Here, Skurvy once again attempted to steal the Crystal Coconut, but was unfortunately hindered in his plan due to the fact that the Crystal Coconut kept switching hands between the Kremling Krew and the Kongs.

At the end of the episode Skurvy does manage to gain the Crystal Coconut, only to lose it seconds later. It seems Donkey Kong had thrown the Crystal Coconut at Skurvy a little too hard as it ended up knocking out Skurvy's sore tooth out. Due to this, Skurvy had to give the coconut back to Donkey, as he had sworn on the Great Great Great Pirate Oath that he would grant a favor to anyone who knocked out his tooth, and the favor Donkey asked for was that Skurvy give the Crystal Coconut back.

In the episode "Bug a Boogie", Skurvy tries to steal the Crystal Coconut once again, and this time succeeds and even manages to steal everything in Cranky's Cabin along with it. Unfortunately, Skurvy loses the coconut once again after he is tricked by King K. Rool into giving it back.


Kaptain Skurvy's ship.

Skurvy's next appearance was in the episode "Ape-Nesia". Here he tricks an amnesia-stricken Donkey Kong into thinking he was Skurvy's first-mate, "Donkey Croc". Skurvy manipulates Donkey into stealing various objects, including the Crystal Coconut. Eventually, Donkey regains his memory and tricks Skurvy, along with K. Rool, into falling into a banana peel ridden trap. The end of the episode shows that both Skurvy and K. Rool both gained amnesia.

The last appearance of Skurvy was in the Christmas-themed episode, "The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights". In this episode revealed much of Skurvy's origin, the most startling revelation being that K. Rool's general, General Klump, was Skurvy's long-lost younger brother. It was revealed that after Klump had accidentally caused a large fire that devastated his and Klump's family swamp, Skurvy in a show of brotherly love took the blame for the accident and was banished from the swamp.


Kaptain Skurvy and his crew mates, Kutlass and Green Kroc.

The end of the episode reveals that Klump had planned on leaving the Kremling Krew and joining Skurvy's crew, much to the protests of K. Rool.

"The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights" seems to reveal why Skurvy was so cold-hearted as to do something as bad as break the Kongo Bongo Festival truce between the Kongs and the Kremlings (something even K. Rool wouldn't do). It seems that losing Klump gave Skurvy the philosophy that if he couldn't "steal back what was lost," he could "steal everything else".


  • During the entire shows run it is never revealed if Skurvy was Kaptain Skurvy's first or last name, though it is implied that it is his first name.
  • Like King K. Rool, Skurvy is likely racist towards apes.
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