Was Sakurai telling a story about King K. Rool through Smash Bros. Ultimate trailers?

This is pretty interesting!

Okay, this is a pretty fantastic find, and it certainly seems like something Sakurai would do.

First up, we have the classic trophy description for King K. Rool, which ponders whether Donkey Kong and King K. Rool could have been friends at some point. What on earth could make King K. Rool actually change his heart and become friends with DK?

In one of the Smash Bros. Ultimate trailers, you see Joker from Persona 5 stealing the crown of King K. Rool. For those who don't know, Joker is part of a "group known as the Phantom Thieves of Hearts whose purpose is to explore the Metaverse, a metaphysical realm consisting of the physical manifestation of humanity's subconscious desires, in order to remove malevolent intent from people's hearts."

The most recent trailer to feature King K. Rool was the reveal of Banjo-Kazooie in Smash Bros. Ultimate. That trailer starts off with Diddy, Donkey, and King K. Rool all hanging out at DK's house. I did think it was pretty odd at the time that King would be hanging with Diddy and DK, but I chalked it up to Sakurai wanting all the RARE characters to hang out together.

Now with the info above, it seems there might have been more to it! Did Joker remove the malevolent intent from King K. Rool's heart?!


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Fri Jun 14 19 08:35pm
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So K Rool reformed.... and then Banjo dropped a boulder on him. How K Rool!

Funny, but I think it's just a coincidence. You could see in the trailer that K.Rool was clearly fighting both D.K and Diddy at the window which is what caused them to smash through it.

Chalk it up to friends fighting?

Something tells me the Jinjonator isn't friends with K.Rool.

Pretty sure the Kongs and K. Rool share the same sort of goofy "frienemy" relationship that Mario and Bowser have...

I think this is the best explanation. And it's one I like. It's fun to think that there are brief moments in time when they don't absolutely hate each other.

I think they just got tired during their fight and DK offered to K. Rool to chill at their place until they were ready to fight again.

Then the next day Banjo comes in and seemingly finishes the job after dropping that rock on top of him.

No there's not a story...I just thought it was funny K. Rool, Diddy and D.K. we're just chilling together

I dont know about all of that. It was weird seeing K.Rool with the kongs at first. Because unlike Bowser who has a rivalry with Mario. K.Rool despises the Kong family. He is well much more devious and cruel than Bowser is. That being said it's Smash Bros none of this shit is canon. I was just excited to see the Rare reunion as well as K.Rool constantly being featured in newcomer trailers. Feels like Nintendo now knows how popular K.Rool truely was and is making up for 10 years of neglect.


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