Universe: Donkey Kong
Debut: Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Affiliations: Kong family
Availability: Starting fighter
Background: Diddy is Donkey Kong’s tag team partner and best buddy. Aside from their love for bananas he two could not be more different. Diddy Kong is much smaller, making his attacks more agile. However being smaller also makes him less powerful than DK. Diddy is young and acts impulsively even more so than his partner. Still, Diddy is as loyal as they come and tracks down his kidnapped friend in Donkey Kong Country 2 with the help of Dixie Kong.
Reasoning: I loved the Kongs in the cut scenes the most, and its sad Sakurai is not making any for this game. Still, Diddy Kong is an iconic character and is not a clone.
Thoughts: I’m at a loss for words. Diddy is great. No complaints.