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|Candy Kong in DK: King of Swing.|
|Debut||Donkey Kong Country|
Candy is the girlfriend of Donkey Kong and a music enthusiast. Unlike most girlfriends of heroes, she does not resort to the role of the damsel in distress.
Candy Kong first appeared in Donkey Kong Country, where she ran a series of save stations (in the original version) or dance studios (in the GBA remake) across Donkey Kong Island. In the GBA version Candy gave dancing lessons to DK and Diddy Kong whenever they stopped by, to give them a break from their adventure. Additionally in the GBA version Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Candy acted as Swanky Kong's assistant in his series of Bonus Bonanza minigames as they toured Crocodile Island. Candy also briefly appeared in the GBA remake of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble, where she was being held hostage along with most of the other Kongs until Dixie and Kiddy saved them in one of Funky's missions.
Candy played a larger role in Donkey Kong 64. She ran a series of music stores around Donkey Kong Island. She sold instruments to each of the Kongs when they visited, and later sold them upgrades to the instruments. Candy also played a role in the game's climax, when she distracted K. Rool so that Funky could send him flying.
Her appearances since then have been scarce. In DK: King of Swing, she was only seen in crowd scenes. In DK: Jungle Climber, she was seen accompanying the other Kongs in their vacation to Sun Sun Island and also ran a Challenge mode. In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, she ran similarly ran a challenge mode called Candy's Challenges.
- Candy Kong appeared as a supporting character in the computer-animated Donkey Kong Country show. She had a significantly altered appearance and was depicted as being Donkey Kong's impatient girlfriend, constantly getting mad at Donkey Kong for being late for their dates. She worked at a barrel factory in this incarnation, where her boss Bluster Kong made various passes at her.
- Donkey Kong and Candy's relationship isn't mentioned much in the games, but at least they are definitively shown as a couple unlike Mario and Peach or Link and Zelda.
- She is not in the original versions of Donkey Kong Country 2 or 3, and was only added in for the Game Boy Advance remakes.
- Despite having official artwork of her in King of Swing, she has no real purpose in the actual game.
- She also appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
|Characters in Donkey Kong series|
|Diddy Kong · Dixie Kong · Donkey Kong · Chunky Kong · Kiddy Kong · Lanky Kong · Tiny Kong|
Candy Kong · Cranky Kong · Funky Kong · Swanky Kong · Wrinkly Kong
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