Kremling Krew

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Kremling Krew
Kremling Krew.png
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance DK: Jungle Climber (2007)
Leader K. Rool
Base of operations Crocodile Isle (capital)
Kremkroc Industries, Inc. (Klump's base)
Krematoa
Great Ape Lakes
Tin Can Valley
K. Rool's Mobile Island Fortress
Ghost Island
Chill 'n' Char Island (launch area)
Enemies Kong Family
Members
Klump
Krusha
Klobber
Kudgel
Klubba
Kuff 'n' Klout
Krunch
Kasplat
Kip
Kass
Kalypso
Kludge
Member species
Kremlings
“The Kremling gang will take over the world with this thing!”
K. Rool, DK: Jungle Climber

Kremling Krew (also known as Kremling Army or Kremling Gang)[1][2] is a powerful pirate syndicate composed by evil Kremlings under K. Rool's command. This is first group to antagonize Kong Family.

Emblem[edit]

The emblem of the Kremling Krew is a variant of the Jolly Roger but with a Kremling head in place of a skull. This is shown on the Gangplank Galleon sail rig, flags, pirate hats, carpet, bedspreads and behind The Flying Krock.

History[edit]

Background information[edit]

The Kremling Krew is born out of the Kremling Kuthroats' end where its remains is collected by K. Rool when he forms his own pirate pack.[3] To further expand the pack, Kremling Krew is easily able to take control over the own home island with establishment of K. Rool's Keep and Krazy Kremland.[3][4][5] The tyranny of the pack resulted on waste of natural resources from own home island and Kremlings are mistreated.[6][7]

Klump, Kasplat, a chief technician Kritter and Kalypso are part of the leadership.[2][8][9] Krusha, Kudgel and Klubba are part of strong protection.[10][11] Kritters and Klaptraps are the reinforcement.[12]

Donkey Kong franchise[edit]

Upon discovering that there is a neighboring island, half of Kremling Krew forces under the supervision of Klump were sent to Kong Isle in search of resources and export to their homeland. The group establishes an industrial zone and a network of mines across the mountain.[13][14][15][16][17] The first resource they found was ores, but they leave it all behind and some Kritters could not get out of the mine where they were petrified.[15][18][19]

In Donkey Kong Country, the Kremling Krew discovered a Banana Hoard who was under the Donkey Kong's protection and also find its opposition which is the Kong Family.[20] The advantage from having managed to steal the entire hoard was defeat Diddy Kong and ordered by K. Rool to for wait for Gangplank Galleon.[21] But the pack had its defeat when Klump with his squad were driven off and K. Rool defeated.

The Kremling Krew began to have its big fall in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest/Donkey Kong Land 2.[22] But before this event, the pack returns to its origins as a pirate group and was assigned to kidnap DK to extort the Banana Hoard.[23] During the adventure, Kong Family and Kremling Krew fought across the Crocodile Isle in a conflict that culminated on DK rescue and Crocodile Isle destruction.

Because this, various Kremlings that serves the Kremling Krew were forced to withdraw to the Northern Kremisphere for months.[1][24] Two days earlier when KAOS appears, the Kremlings grouped in the Mekanos formed a temporary group called Kremling Kreeps.[25] With the KAOS defeated, is revealed that the Kremling Kreeps was overseen by none other than K. Rool. The Kremling Krew was started to be restored in Krematoa and Kuff 'n' Klout are K. Rool's remaining minions.[26][27][28][29] The Kremling Krew was in the Northern Kremisphere in Donkey Kong Land III where they lived in the factories.[30][31]

Before Donkey Kong 64 when K. Rool regrouped the Kremling remnants, this time the Kremling Krew is reinforced with an artificial island that fits several members. The pack began to be a threat through a powerful technological weapon called Blast-O-Matic that intended to destroy Kong Isle. But ex-members as K. Lumsy and Snide betrayed the pack by helping the Kong Family deactivate the weapon.[32][33]

In DK: King of Swing and DK: Jungle Climber, Kremling Krew had few resources and members. The pack is always backed up by the common Kritters as in previous games involving Kremlings as antagonists.

Profiles[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

“Donkey Kong's Island has been overrun by the Kremlings. Their lizard ancestors may have been slow and cold blooded, but Kremlings move fast. We’ve gathered some strategies to help get you past K. Rool’s mean green team.”
Nintendo Power vol. 65, page 20

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[edit]

“You're on enemy ground now, so you'll be facing craftier, crueler Kremlings than ever before. They don't wear that pirate regalia for nothing!”
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES instruction booklet, page 28
“They're the same, but not the same. They're deranged, estranged, and subtly changed. K. Rool's Kremling crew show its true colors in DKC2. No longer are they merely repulsive reptiles.”
Nintendo Power vol. 76, page 26

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

“The DK crew has its work cut out for it in K. Rool's army of bad guys. You can defeat some with a single hit; others require a special move. One thing is certain: they'd all love to get their hands on a Kong.”
Donkey Kong 64 Prima's official game guide, page 15

Members[edit]

Main leaders[edit]

Subcommanders[edit]

Protectors[edit]

Grunts[edit]

Bases[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Members[edit]

Emblem[edit]

Music themes[edit]

Audio.svg K. Rool's Returns - The title theme from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
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Audio.svg Klubba's Reveille - The theme that plays in Klubba's Kiosk in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クレムリン軍団
Kuremurin Gundan
Kremling Krew
French Gang Kremling Kremling Krew
German Kremlingbande Kremling Krew
Italian Banda Kremling Kremling Krew
Spanish Banda de Kremling Kremling Krew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Donkey Kong Country 3 Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 2005, p. 6 - TROUBLE AGAIN: Months after their most recent victory against King K. Rool and his Kremling army, the Kongs were still celebrating."
  2. ^ a b Donkey Kong 64 Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1999, p. 5 - STORY: Deep within the gloomy bowels of his latest creation, a furious King K. Rool sat on his throne, glaring down at the quaking generals of his vast Kremling army."
  3. ^ a b Gregg Mayles on Twitter (retrieved on May, 4, 2018)Media:Greg Mayles' Twitter (5, 24, 2018).png
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 20 - "K. ROOL'S KEEP: The Kaptain's home is on the highest peak Crocodile Isle."
  5. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1995, p. 21 - KRAZY KREMLAND: What do the Kremlings do for fun when they aren't making the Kong Family's life miserable? They go to Krazy Kremland, the island amusement park!"
  6. ^ "Klubba: Kap'n K. Rool treats us rotten. I hope yer scupper his plans!" - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  7. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 46 - "JUNGLE HINX: It look like K. Rool hasn't heard about preserving the rain forests."
  8. ^ Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, p. 13 - "KLUMP: Klump is quite a character. He's like a big, overweight drill sergeant."
  9. ^ Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy PAL description - "KALYPSO: A strong leader figure, she has full trust of all the Kremling Krew."
  10. ^ Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide. p. 116 - "PLATFORM PERILS: Krushas (the tough ones) are out in full force, especially toward the end of the stage."
  11. ^ Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Player's Guide, Nintendo, 2003, p. 14 - "KRUSHA: Krushas, with their bulging biceps and pecs, are the brawn of King K. Rool's army."
  12. ^ Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Player's Guide, Nintendo, 2003, p. 14 - "KRITTER: Kritters are the weakest of King K. Rool's Krocs-one jump on the head from Donkey or Diddy will do them in. Kritters come in a few different colors which relate to how the Kritters move and jump."
  13. ^ Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, p. 13 - "KREMKROC INDUSTRIES INC.: Welcome to the wastelands. This area of the island, once lush and overgrown with island greenery, has been stripped of all its natural beauty. Instead, smog clouds the air and there is a general lack of greenery. King K. Rool and his factories are to be held responsible for polluting the place."
  14. ^ Donkey Kong Country Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1994, p. 20 - DONKEY KONG COUNTRY ATLAS: The mountain are riddled with mines, tunnels and caves."
  15. ^ a b Donkey Kong Country Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1994, p. 23 - MINES: The vast mines of Donkey Kong Country have been stripped of any ore they may have once contained. All the tools of the miners remain, however, from mine carts to rickety scaffolding."
  16. ^ Kevin Bayliss on Twitter (retrieved on October, 19, 2019)Media:Kevin Bayliss in Twitter (10, 19, 2019).png
  17. ^ Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, p. 92 - "TRICK TRACK TREK: The burned-out mines seem to be located all over the island."
  18. ^ Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, p. 14 - "ROCKKROC: Rock Krocs are rare subterranean Krocs that have glowing red eyes and rocklike skin."
  19. ^ Gregg Mayles on Twitter (retrieved September 14, 2015)
  20. ^ Donkey Kong Country Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1994, p. 4 - IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NITE...: The Kremlings were out there, this much was certain. They coveted Donkey Kong's banana stock-pile, the largest on the island, and probably in the world. A treasure in potassium and vitamin A. The perfect food."
  21. ^ Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, p. 119 - KING K. ROOL: The lumbering lard bucket just sits out there on his ship, barking orders at his minions."
  22. ^ Donkey Kong Land 2 Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1996, p. 2 - INTRODUCTION: King K. Rool and his band of Kremlings apenapped Donkey Kong. They're demanding the Kongs to hand over the banana hoard for Donkey's safe return. Donkey Kong would have a fit if they lost the banana hoard again. So it's up to Diddy and Dixie Kong to save him. Help the two monkeys make their way through all the Kremlings and all the traps to find Donkey Kong."
  23. ^ Nintendo Power, Vol. 76, September, 1995, p. 26 "CAPTURED: They're the same, but not the same. They're deranged, estranged, and subtly changed. K. Rool's Kremling crew show its true colors in DKC2. No longer are they merely repulsive reptiles."
  24. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, p. 1 - "DONKEY KONG, I PRESUME?: Intrepid video game explorers Donkey and Diddy Kong appear to have been swallowed up by the trackless terrain of a whole new continent crawling with Kremlings."
  25. ^ Nintendo Power Magazine Vol. 89, 1996, p. 96 - THE ARMY OF KAOS: No diabolical plan would be complete without a bevy of baddies. KAOS has an army of Kremling kreeps. These fanatical followers will obey any order given by their mechanized master of mayhem."
  26. ^ Nintendo Power, Vol. 96, May, 1997, p. 50 - "FREE ALL FIFTEEN BANANAS BIRDS AND UNLEASH THE WRATH OF THE QUEEN BANANA!: DKC3 isn't just about rolling around levels and stomping on K. Rool's Kremlings."
  27. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, p. 112 - THE KUFF 'N' KLOUT BOUT: The Kremling Twins, Kuff 'n' Klout, make their home in Tyrant Twin Tussle."
  28. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, p. 116 - "ROCKET RUSH: Long ago a rocket fell off Baron K. Roolenstein's junk pile and bounced down a canyon."
  29. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, p. 118 - "THE BIGGEST, BADDEST, BATTLE IN THE SEVEN SEAS: The gears in Boomer's Bomb Shelter yanked the anchor loose on Baron K. Roolenstein's secret submarine, the Knautilus."
  30. ^ Donkey Kong Land III Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1997, p. 6 "LEVEL MAPS: During your adventure, you'll explore many Kremling-infested terrains."
  31. ^ Nintendo Power, Vol. 103, December, 1997, p. 85 "KUCHUCKA KARNAGE: This factory is a marvel of advanced engineering, but you'll be too busy dodging the Kremling creeps to appreciate it."
  32. ^ "K. Lumsy: Hey, little monkey. Perphaps you could help poor old K. Lumsy escape? Go on, I'll be your bestest friend..." - Donkey Kong 64
  33. ^ "Snide: I was the chief technician on the project, but that double-crossing lizard kicked me off his team because he didn't trust me." - Donkey Kong 64