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The 10 Greatest Primates from Fiction

By Steven Romano Nov 20, 2013

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7. Donkey Kong

It’s on like the video game gorilla in question! Before Bowser and Wario, Mario’s main adversary was a girlfriend-napping ape named Donkey Kong, tossing his trademark barrels around to thwart the heroic carpenter (Mario’s initial career path in 1981). And here’s a fun fact for you: Donkey Kong was almost a game featuring the characters from Popeye, with the titular primate having been modeled after Bluto.

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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