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RKO Pictures (formerly RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.) Monster
The Boy Who Cried Godzilla/Sandbox/33
King Kong
Nicknames K'in
Kh'iid
Kong,
Eighth Wonder of the World
Subtitle None
Species Wild Kong
Height ~15.24 meters
Weight Unknown
Forms BabyKoSI, Adult
Controlled by K'vanni
Relations Ghost, Kiko, K'vanni
Allies Ann Darrow, Valla, K'vanni
Enemies Deathrunners, Valla, Tyrannosaurus rex, Elasmosaurus, Pteranodon
Created by Merian C. Cooper
Portrayed Stop-Motion
First Appearance Latest Appearance
King Kong (1933) King Kong (1933 film)
Designs None
Roar(s)
1933
And now, ladies and gentlemen, before I tell you any more, I'm going to show you the greatest thing your eyes have ever beheld. He was a king and a god in the world he knew, but now he comes to civilization merely a captive, a show to gratify your curiosity. Ladies and gentlemen, look at Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World! „ 

Carl Denham (King Kong)

King Kong is a giant ape monster created by RKO Pictures that first appeared in the 1933 film, King Kong.

Design

Kong is a large male gorilla, though he is not silverback. His skin is leathery in texture, and is entirely black like his short fur. Most art depicts Kong as brown, but the official colorized version of the film shows him as black with brown eyes. He does not however, represent a gorilla perfectly, as he stands mainly on his hind legs and has longer arms than a proportionate gorilla would have.

Origins

Kong has questionable parentage, but seems to have been born to a deceased Kong, possibly Fer'rah, and a Feral Kong later known as Ghost. After his biological mother seemed to have died, Valla took Kong to the Taguatu village, where he was raised as the pet of the princess K'vanni. They lived peacefully together, much to the annoyance of the wary public, and Kong was eventually kidnapped and used as a test subject in a scheme to turn all of the Kong on the Island into feral beasts. During this time, Kong killed his mother when she and her Deathrunners tried to kill K'vanni. The humans were able to stop the cataclysm, but after being exposed to what the Kong could do, they were all released into the wilds. Kong was taken in by a female Kong, likely Valla, and a male Kong who raised him as their own until they were killed by the gargantuan Deathrunner Gaw.

History

RKO Films

King Kong was created by Merian C. Cooper, who licensed the character and story to RKO Pictures. RKO released the original King Kong film in 1933. Later that same year, RKO released Son of Kong as a sequel to the film. Though a cancelled film pitting Kong against a giant version of Frankenstein's monster entitled King Kong vs. Prometheus was reportedly considered, King Kong did not appear in another film until 1962.

King Kong (1933)

King Kong in King Kong (1933)
King Kong was first discovered on Skull Island by an American film crew led by Carl Denham. The natives on the island kidnapped Ann Darrow, the crew's leading lady, and sacrificed her to Kong, who carried Ann off into the jungles of the island. At one point, Kong left Ann on a tree and wandered off to deal with the rest of the film crew, who were pursuing him. As the crew attempted to cross a chasm on a crude log bridge, Kong lifted the log and twisted it, causing much of the crew to fall to their deaths in the abyss below. Jack Driscoll survived, and crossed the chasm to rescue Ann. Meanwhile, a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered Ann on the tree and attempted to eat her. Kong arrived and battled the T-Rex, and killed it by breaking its jaw. Kong took Ann to his home in a cave on a mountain, where he was attacked by a giant cave serpent. Jack reached the cave and reunited with Ann, and the two managed to escape from Kong while he was distracted by a Pteranodon. Enraged, Kong followed the two to the native's village, tearing down the wall and wreaking havoc. Using a store of smoke bombs he brought on the voyage, Carl Denham and his crew managed to knock Kong unconscious and subdue him.

Denham brought Kong back to New York on board the crew's ship, the Venture, intending to profit from showing Kong to the public. Denham arranged a show at a theater in New York, where he publicly showed the captured Kong to an audience, accompanied by Jack and Ann. When photographers began taking pictures of Ann, Kong believed they were attacking her and broke free from his chains, destroying the theater in a fit of rage. Ann, Jack, and Denham escaped unharmed, but Kong broke free from the theater into the streets, where he overturned cars, stomped on fleeing citizens, and destroyed a train. Kong began to scale buildings looking for Ann. He eventually found her in a hotel room that she fled to, and abducted her again. Finding himself pursued and attacked by police, Kong climbed the Empire State Building to escape. The military sent a fleet of biplanes armed with machine guns to stop Kong and save Ann. Atop the Empire State Building, Kong swatted down and destroyed several of the planes, but was mortally wounded by machine gun fire. Kong set Ann down gently and fell off the building, plummeting to the streets below. As crowds gathered around Kong's dead body, a bystander remarked that the airplanes finally got Kong, to which Denham replied that "It was beauty killed the beast."

Son of Kong

Main article: Kiko.

After Kong's death, the lawsuits and damage fines that resulted from Kong's rampage were pressed onto the guilt-ridden Carl Denham, who escaped them by taking to the seas aboard the Venture. They eventually made their way back to Skull Island in search of the fabled treasure it held. There they found Kong's son Kiko, to whom Denham formally apologizes for what he did to his father.

Comic Appearances

Kong of Skull Island

Kong of Skull Island #7

Kong was born to a feral mother who had abandoned the Tagu-Atu people during an expedition into the wilds of Skull Island. This made him the first Kong to be born out of captivity.

Kong of Skull Island #8

Kong had two names as a child. His mother referred to him as K'hiid, while Valla, a Kong who discovered him later in his infancy, called him K'in. After being discovered by Valla in he and his mother's cave, his mother, later identified as Ghost, swept him away from her and began to attack viciously, scaring Kong away. He was picked up by Pteranodons, who were attacked by Ghost and Valla and dropped in front of anti-Kong conspirators who attempted to kill him. K'in ran to Valla, and she swept him up and ran from Ghost, who pursued viciously and eventually fell into a faulty mine shaft that collapsed under her feet, where she was discovered by Deathrunners and made their new Gaw. Valla took K'in to the Tagu-Atu village where he would be safe with her trainer Ewata behind their wall.

Kong of Skull Island #9

Kong was then raised alongside Ewata's daughter K'vanni, but having not been given a name by any trainer, was simply referred to as Kong. Kong lived an easy life as a royal pet, but political turmoil regarding the Kong and their dangerous potential led K'vanni to investigate a fortification being built by anti-Kong radicals in the jungle, and took Kong with her.

Kong of Skull Island #10

Years beforehand, Kong and K'vanni had been exploring a deserted mine where they were attacked by Deathrunners. Kong was overpowered, but K'vanni left unharmed, but her hair had permanently been turned white. At the fortified citadel, Kong was knocked out with an aromatic trigger, like those that had been used in the Kong Fighting pits from the old island. Kong was then put in a pit where the anti-Kong radicals tested a new madness scent trigger on him, which allowed him to escape and kill two of them before escaping and vaulting over the Citadel wall.

Kong of Skull Island #11

The radicals plotted to release the madness scent through the mine tunnels so that it would reach every Kong on the island, particularly the ones guarding the village so that they would be feared and destroyed. After escaping, Kong finds Valla, and the two are found by Ewata, who bids Kong to lead her to where his mother had taken K'vanni while she was offered to her while he was being experimented on. Unfortunately, the madness scent also affected the dinosaurs on the island, and all broke through the citadel walls to attack.

Kong of Skull Island #12

Ewata fastened a cloth with clarity scents over Kong's nose and mouth and rode him out of the fray and to where his mother had taken the princess. Kong rushes in to save his friend, and fights off the Deathrunners his mother sent at him before tackling her onto a skeleton that impaled and killed her. After the pipes delivering the scents had been destroyed by loyalists, K'vanni assumed the role of Queen, and released all Kong into the wild where they would be treated with godly reverence.

Kong: Gods of Skull Island

Book Appearances

King Kong (1932)

Merian C. Cooper's King Kong

Kong: King of Skull Island

Abilities

Filmography

Gallery

Main article: King Kong/1933/Gallery.

Roar

King Kong's roar was adapted from tiger and lion roars and altered in pitch.

Trivia

References

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