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    Diddy Kong
    "I am the brave Diddy Kong. Show yourself, if you are friendly. If not, then get ready for the fight of your life!"
    Gender: Male
    Type: Donkey Kong's Greatest Sidekick
    Species: Monkey
    Portrayed by: Chris Sutherland
    Katsumi Suzuki (Present)
    Eric Bauza (The Super Mario Bros. Movie)
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Donkey Kong

    Diddy Kong is the deuteragonist of the Donkey Kong series and the sidekick of Donkey Kong himself. Being a sidekick of Donkey Kong, Diddy has also gotten to go on some adventures by himself, occasionally with Dixie Kong and even starred in his own racing game called Diddy Kong Racing. He's portrayed as an apprentice to Donkey Kong which would make him the "in-training video-game star". Since his debut, he has appeared in many games, ranging from those in the Donkey Kong universe, like Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, to those in the Mario universe, such as Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Tennis Aces.

    Why He's the Sidekick of the Bunch

    1. Diddy is usually a friendly and adventurous little monkey who is willing to help out his friends during times of need such as rescuing Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong Country 2, agreeing with Timber who asked Diddy to help save Timber's Island, or one of the endings in Donkey Kong Country Returns when he saves Donkey Kong from falling off after punching the moon.
    2. As shown in the Donkey Kong Country series, Diddy is more of a peace seeker compared to Donkey Kong who is more aggressive against his enemies.
    3. As you can tell, he's full of energy and optimism. He may be childish with that trait, but at least's he's really excited.
    4. For an monkey who is young, he's can still be brave like when in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Subspace Emissary or of course, fighting against various bosses such as the ones from Donkey Kong Country.
    5. His friendship with Donkey Kong is fun and realistic. The have been seen like the Mario and Luigi-like counterparts of the Donkey Kong franchise and are often seen as good friends.
      • Not just DK, even other kongs such as Cranky and Dixie and he doesn't treat them very badly.
    6. He's really cute. But beware because he can still defend himself.
    7. He does have some moves that are basically different from Donkey Kong like when he can jump higher and move faster compared to DK.
    8. He does have plenty of hilarious moments such as his animations and antics in both the Mario and Donkey Kong universe.
    9. Like many of the Mario characters, Diddy does enjoy special actives just as you would expect from a Mario and Donkey Kong character.
    10. In Donkey Kong 64, his guitar skills are impressive.
    11. Three words: Super Smash Bros..
    12. He makes an appearance in The Super Mario Bros. Movie where he is shown cheering for Donkey Kong and Cranky Kong tells him that means you Diddy Kong.
    13. His design is great, especially in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

    Bad Qualities

    1. Sometimes, he gets annoying. Though he's still likable.
    2. He was flanderized in the Donkey Kong Country TV Series.



    • The name "Diddy" is a slang word used in some parts of northern England for "small," as Diddy Kong is.
    • Before Diddy existed, Donkey Kong Jr. was originally going to be redesigned, but Nintendo felt that their design was too different, and asked that Rare either include Junior with his original appearance or make the new design an entirely different character. Rare, feeling that the design fit the "updated" Donkey Kong universe that they were aiming to create, had decided to keep their design.
    • During the process of naming the character, several names were suggested by Rare employees, including "Diet DK," "DK Lite" and "Titchy Kong". The name "Dinky Kong" was chosen, but was later changed to "Diddy" due to legal considerations, although the name would eventually be used as Kiddy Kong's Japanese name.
    • Diddy Kong has appeared more times as a playable character in the Donkey Kong Country series than Donkey Kong has.
    • Spawned some memes that are intentionally funny or unintentionally funny like One Banana Bullseye or Hoo Hah.


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