Donkey Kong is an ape who is the antagonist of the game Donkey Kong.
Donkey Kong kidnapped Pauline and took her to the top of a construction site. Mario climbed up to save her. He threw barrels and sent enemies at Mario, but in the end, Mario removed six parts of the tower Donkey Kong stood on, causing Donkey Kong to fall.
Donkey Kong sends fireballs after Mario. Mario must walk over the six spots on the ground to make Donkey Kong fall. Mario can kill the fireballs by grabbing a hammer. When Mario walks over a spot, it will disappear. If he falls, he will lose a life. Once all six spots are gone, Donkey Kong will fall.
Presumably right after his defeat, Donkey Kong was kidnapped by Mario and imprisoned in a cage. His son, Donkey Kong Jr., went after Mario to rescue him. Eventually, Donkey Kong Jr. defeated Mario, sending both him and Donkey Kong falling, and Donkey Kong Jr. caught his father while Mario fell and was seemingly killed.
Donkey Kong returns as the main antagonist. For reasons unknown, he attacked a greenhouse, sending an army of bugs to take the plants away. An exterminator, Stanley the Bugman, fought Donkey Kong and his bugs with bugspray and eventually Donkey Kong's head was stuck on a beehive, and was forced to retreat.
Donkey Kong Country seriesEdit
Donkey Kong stopped causing trouble afterward, and soon he got old and became Cranky Kong, while Donkey Kong Jr. had his own son the current Donkey Kong, who became a protagonist in his own series of games. Interestingly enough, if that much time has gone by that Donkey Kong is old, to the point of being much smaller than before, it is likely that the apes from nintendo age faster than humans.
The current Donkey Kong has appeared in many spinoffs, such as Mario Kart, Mario Party, and the crossover Super Smash Bros.