[10] When asked what the K in "K. Rool" stands for, Mayles stated: “It was just a way of making him seem more important, that he'd added it to inflate his ego,” joking that "it could have been something tonal like 'Kremling,' or something deliberately out of character, like Keith.”[11], King K. Rool appears in Donkey Kong Country as the final boss. It's time, Nintendo. K. Rool's name is a reference to the word "Cruel" as well as a corruption of "Rule" as he is the ruler of the Kremlings. King K. Rool appears in Captain N: The Game Master he like the other servants under Mother Brain serves purely for his own reasons. In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, K. Rool (under the alias of Kaptain K. Rool) manages to kidnap Donkey Kong and speeds him away to the home of the Kremlings, Crocodile Isle. Eventually, K. Rool is defeated again. However, when Galeem unleashed its beams of light he got vaporized and transformed into a spirit along with the other fighters, except Kirby. At the end of the trailer, however, K. Rool falls from a cliff and a boulder drops down atop the hole he created, reminiscent of Gruntilda's defeat at the end of Banjo-Kazooie. [6] His overall design in Super Smash Bros. The Kongs confront Kaptain K. Rool aboard the Flying Krock, a flying machine that hovers above Crocodile Isle. The true reason could be is that he wishes to occupy the tree house as an example of his conquest over Donkey Kong (the current ruler of Donkey Kong Island) and he now considers himself its new ruler by residing in the tree house, or he just likes bananas and is starving (the latter is not actually the case as in DK: Jungle Climber K. Rool confirms that he hates bananas, it is possible he wants to prevent scurvy). K. Rool's skin is light green (though some appearances show it as dark green), he has a large bloodshot eye and he is usually shown with jagged teeth. [13], In Donkey Kong Country 2, K. Rool is given the "Kaptain" moniker and kidnaps Donkey Kong. Baron K. Roolenstein could later be fought in Donkey Kong Land III in the Lost World. Eventually, K. Rool's henchmen succeed in repairing the Blast-O-Matic, just as the Kongs break into Hideout Helm. His tail was shorter and he lacks his bloodshot eye, though one did bulge to large proportions when he was excited or irritated (which was often). Ultimate! Edit Label ; Data Quality Rating: Needs Vote. From DK: King of Swing onward, K. Rool was redesigned with a more cartoony appearance with brighter green skin, a smaller and less bloodshot eye, no tail, a tan-colored underbelly and a smaller crown. Fighter Ballot winner was Bayonetta from the Bayonetta series, and not K. Rool. In the first stage, K. Rool will summon a huge field of pegs, which Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must race him through. This is mentioned by Klubba in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, who says that K. Rool mistreats his minions. Here, Diddy and Dixie saw K. Rool in the midst of torturing Donkey Kong. Think he'll ever have a change of heart? During this battle, K. Rool attempts to punish the Kongs by running into them, jumping on them from above, tossing his crown, and summoning a downpour of cannonballs, presumably from the ship's mast. K. Rool demands that the weapon be fired, despite the warnings that, if it is not fully tested, then it could explode. In this battle, Roolenstein would simply remain in the back of his vessel, using electric beams and a fireball-launching cannon to attack Dixie and Kiddy from a distance. He was designed by Steve Mayles, an artist who worked at Rare and brother of Donkey Kong Country designer Gregg Mayles. K. Rool also sports a new original Egyptian/Hawaiian look not seen in any other game, instead of his usual red cape. In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, K. Rool makes an appearance as a secret playable character, riding in a vehicle resembling a rocket-powered barrel and using his claw as his attack. Later, in a deliberate reenactment of K. Rool's reveal trailer, he was sleeping in Donkey Kong's treehouse alongside the reclining Donkey Kong and Diddy. In Donkey Kong Land 2 for the Game Boy, Kaptain K. Rool, having risen Crocodile Isle from the sea, rebuilt parts of it and re-populated it, succeeds in capturing Donkey Kong again and demanded the Banana Hoard... again. K. Rool is the villainous leader of a group of crocodilian raiders known as the Kremlings, who have crossed paths with the Kongs on many occasions. The rest of the island sunk into the sea. The player then unlocks K. Rool, as well as all four Kritters. K. Rool returned in Donkey Kong Country's semi-sequel on the Game Boy: Donkey Kong Land. A tyrannical reptile who leads a large crocdoile army, and he is the arch-nemesis of Donkey Kong. Crashing into the swampy water of Krem Quay, K. Rool managed to swim ashore to the Lost World. È un gigantesco Kremling verde, in tutti i sensi: ha una gigantesca pancia rivestita in oro, indossa un mantello rosso ed una corona che usa come arma. K. Rool was also featured as the villain of another Donkey Kong comic called "Donkey Kong in When the Banana Splits". Specifically, after KAOS is defeated a second time, Baron K. Roolenstein appears, stating he built KAOS from his wife's best pots and pans. This is mentioned by Klubba in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, who says that K. Rool mistreats his minions. King K Rool Lyrics: Look at me smashing they hope / Look at me winning the match, bitch / Bet I been stacking my guap / I set my lyrics on fire with matchsticks / All of these guys want a bad bitch In this form, K. Rool's only vulnerable spot is his face, which, when hit five times, will deplete K. Rool's health, turning him back to normal and leaving him unconscious. He even uses a scepter with a large gem to bat with to show of his regal-like stature. [32], K. Rool, along with Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, are featured prominently in Banjo and Kazooie's Super Smash Bros. King K. Rool Character » King K. Rool appears in 2 issues . King K. Rool, in his most common appearance, wearing a crown, gold wrist bands and a red cape. King K. Rool bats Dedede aside from behind, as seen in the trailer. Ultimate' Reveal", "Donkey Kong Country :: SPEED RUN Live (0:58:17) (101%) [SNES] by NewAgeRetroHippie #AGDQ 2014", "Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest", "Donkey Kong Country 2 :: SPEED RUN Live (0:46:14) by Reflected #AGDQ 2014", "Donkey Kong Country 2 (102%) - #33 S-boss "Krocodile Kore" + Secret Ending", "Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! In order to hurt Roolenstein, Dixie and Kiddy would need to throw several Steel Kegs at him through the use of a teleportation device. At a cursory glance, K. Rool appears to be morbidly obese, with an outie belly button (a peculiar detail, considering crocodiles hatch from eggs), lower abdominal obesity, gynecomastia. In the Super Smash Bros. series, K. Rool was given realistic crocodilian roars, instead of the respective voice actors from the Donkey Kong main series, where K. Rool was given a cartoonish voice. Even his most powerful followers seem to fear his wrath, as displayed in Donkey Kong 64, when his subtle display of anger results in Armydillo fainting on the spot. The demented head of the Kremlings and big boss in the Donkey Kong series. The supreme commander of the Kremling Krew. He possesses a great hatred towards the Kongs and he will do whatever it takes to destroy them and their island once and for all. K. Rool's cape was also much shorter in length in the Donkey Kong Country cartoon. "[37] K. Rool's appearance in Donkey Kong 64 was ranked number 85 on New York Magazine's list of '100 Hardest Video Game Bosses'. Nelle vesti di Barone indossa un camice da laboratorio con guanti neri e una parrucca che rassomiglia la testa del Mostro di Frankenstein. Gregg later posted an old naming list that the Rare team used while developing Donkey Kong Country, revealing King K. Rool was originally going to be named "Kommander" K. Rool… "[40] Game Rant listed K. Rool at number eight on their list of the 'Top 10 Most Iconic Nintendo Villains', stating "We've been waiting patiently for K. Rool to pop up in one of Retro's Donkey Kong Country games, but at this point, we'd settle for a spot on the Super Smash Bros. roster instead. If Dixie and Kiddy manage to collect all the cogs in Krematoa and give them to Boomer, Roolenstein can be fought again. Ultimate direct two times. Donkey Kong Country Returns revealed that the Banana Hoard has magical properties (as they do not get ripe and/or spoil) and when even a small amount of them are eaten they make that person receive a massive power boost (evidenced by Tiki Tong). Fortunately, K. Rool's Ship ends up crashing because of the incompetence of the ship's drivers. Subscribe to GameSpot! reversing the game's controls, making the Kongs move extremely slow, and freezing them in place, etc.). Fighter Ballot, an online survey Nintendo held to determine future DLC contenders. One of K. Rool's more recent appearances was in DK: King of Swing, where he once again appears as the main antagonist. He is the ruler of the Kremlings, and is the main villain of the Donkey Kong series. [27], In the Super Mario Odyssey level New Donk City, there are several street name signs that reference Donkey Kong characters, including K. Edit Label ; King K Rool Records. Ultimate inclusion", "King K. Rool Fans Thank Super Smash Bros. For Including Character", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=King_K._Rool&oldid=990552708, Anthropomorphic characters in video games, Fictional characters with superhuman strength, Fictional characters who can move at superhuman speeds, Fictional characters who can turn invisible, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 November 2020, at 03:58. At first, it seems the Kongs are overpowered, until Donkey Kong finds and throws a nearby TNT Barrel into the pile of bananas K. Rool is standing on. As the end boss of DK: King of Swing, K. Rool must be defeated in two battles. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. In movies some people with multiple personality disorder can also have different physical characteristics if one of those personalities believes it. Ultimate", "Random: Smash Fans Thank Sakurai For Adding King K. Rool To Ultimate", "King K. Rool fans offer heartfelt thanks for Super Smash Bros. Whereas Mario often squares off against Bowser, Donkey Kong must fight against King K. Rool. Ultimate Adds King K. Rool, Donkey Kong's Rival", "Super Smash Bros. and was the runner up to the championship, losing to Dark Samus.He served as a rival to Ridley throughout the first two seasons as both tended to go for risky but crowd cheering techniques. As Roolenstein drives away, a giant egg, laid by the Banana Bird Queen and being ridden by Kiddy and Dixie, will fall on the Kremling king, trapping a perplexed Roolenstein inside. [33] This trailer continues where K. Rool's trailer left off, showing the Kremling King sleeping in Donkey Kong's treehouse alongside his nemeses. In Donkey Kong 64, King K. Rool possessed an ominous and low Darth Vader-like voice provided by Chris Peil. [28], In the Super Smash Bros. series, K. Rool initially appeared as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee and every title since. After Dixie and Kiddy discovered him, Roolenstein began to battle the Kongs, using a helicopter pack on his back to fly and a remote control to send blasts of electricity across the floor of Kastle KAOS. Cranky had made a bet earlier with Diddy and Donkey Kong that they could not reclaim the bananas on a handheld system. He first appeared in Donkey Kong Country. Genre. In the end, Donkey Kong finally managed to beat K. Rool after a long difficult battle. These are: Diddy Kong (after he challenged and fought the entire Kremling Krew on his own), Tiny Kong, Lanky Kong and Chunky Kong. Rool is the villainous leader of a group of crocodilian raiders known as the Kremlings, who have crossed paths with the Kongs on many occasions. In the second stage, if the two kongs succeeds in defeating K. Rool, he will promptly stutter by saying "Wait, Wait... That was just practice!" King K. Rool is last seen having made a deal with Donkey Kong, in exchange for digging K. Rool out of the giant pile of fruit, K. Rool would have all the bananas returned to the Kongs. K. Rool tried many tricks to defeat Donkey Kong and Diddy, such as using his crown as a boomerang, trying to ram them, stomp them, summoning a barrage of large cannonballs at them, and even faking his own death and displaying fake credits. [30] K. Rool's moves are based on his various appearances throughout the Donkey Kong series, including his crownerang from Donkey Kong Country, his belly flop from Donkey Kong Land, his blunderbuss from Donkey Kong Country 2, his propellerpack from Donkey Kong Country 3, his boxing gloves from Donkey Kong 64, and a Donkey Kong 64-inspired Final Smash that involves K. Rool firing his Blast-o-matic laser. After a showcase of his moves, K. Rool and Donkey Kong charge for each other in the jungle, Diddy Kong with his Rocket Barrel jumping in as well to add a kick as all three fighters trade boxing blows, creating a shockwave that blows through the jungle. Parent Label: WhoDemSound [l1607310] Label . K. Rool might possibly want to steal the banana hoard as bait to get DK so he can eliminate him, as this would make him the new king of the jungle. ", "Donkey Kong Country 3 :: SPEED RUN (0:52:47) by MorKs #AGDQ 2014", "Donkey Kong Country 3 Alternate Final Boss Knaulitus + True Ending", "Donkey Kong 64 SPEED RUN in 0:53:40 by Cfox7 (Awesome Games Done Quick 2013) N64", "Microsoft Acquires Video Game Powerhouse Rare Ltd", "Beta versions of Diddy Kong Pilot and Banjo Kazooie GBA now leaked and preserved", "All the Super Mario Odyssey Easter eggs and secrets you might have missed", "New Super Smash Bros. Update Adds Tournaments, King K. Rool Costume", "Super Smash Bros. The resulting explosion buries K. Rool under the huge pile of bananas. King K. Rool (Japanese: キングクルール Hepburn: Kingu Kurūru) is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Nintendo’s Donkey Kong video game franchise. His main rival in the game is Cranky Kong. 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