Megaprimatus Kong

M.kong facing V.rex

Megaprimatus Kong
Abilities and Weapons
Immense strength, Jaws, Climbing, Agility, Acute Senses, Intelligence
Recently Extinct Giant Primate (as of 1933)
Skull Island
First Appearance
Peter Jackson's King Kong 2005

Megaprimatus kong was an ancient species of giant ape that originated on Skull Island.


It is unknown when the species of giant ape known as "Kong" arrived on Skull Island. Estimates place it at a few thousands years ago, most likely coming from mainland Asia. A possible ancestor for Kong could be the giant prehistoric ape known as Gigantopithecus. As Gigantopithecus grew to be around 10 feet in height, while Kong regularly grew to be twenty feet or more (based on skeletons found on Skull Island), if Kong is descended from Gigantopithecus then it must have adapted quickly to the dangers of Skull Island. However it should be noted that Gigantopithecus was closer related to Orangutans than to Gorillas. Due to the nature of the gorilla/ape decorated ruins found all over the island, it is hypothesized that Kong's kin came over with human civilization, and may have been used (possibly even bred) as guards, gods, or something else. Based on the habits of other great apes, it can be presumed that Kong lived in small family groups, with females and young guarded by the much larger males. They would live where food was plentiful, ranging down from the uplands into the jungle and the lush growth to be found there. Kong would feed on leaves, shoots, fruit, and (if chimpanzees are a basis), some invertebrates and small animals. As with other apes, communication was vital among Kong's species, with vocalizations a prime component, but also including posturing and certain nuances of body language. Certainly, Kong's impressive chest pounding displays served to demonstrate his dominance as well as intimidate rivals and frighten enemies. Something as simple as a grunt may have been sufficient to discourage some predators -- of which the young were in constant danger, as even an infant Kong would make a handsome meal for a V. rex. Kong, himself, was brought back to New York with the Carl Denham expedition, was thought to be the last of his kind, and his death more than likely brought about the extinction of his species (though being the only living Megaprimatus kong, the species as a whole was already doomed).


Typical animal motivations. As with all great apes, Kong's kind were capable of complex social behavior and would exhibit distinct personalities. Kong himself proved to be very intelligent, even capable of understanding certain human words (or at least understanding a meaning to the sound). However, due to his social isolation and lack of interaction with others of his kind, Kong was understandably bad tempered. Kong also seemed desperate for social interaction, this may be why he took Skull Islander's offerings,although they seemed to have suffered gruesome deaths be it accidental fatalities by Kong or other dangers of Skull island. This need for social interaction is also the main reason Kong was so incredibly protective of Ann Darrow. Fighting off dangerous predators such as the V.rex with a savage fury and even using himself as a shield in such instances.


Most notable was the strength of these animals. A full-grown adult male Kong was an equal match for a V. rex, though the largest V.rex would have presented quite a challenge. Megaprimatus could lift a full grown V.rex off of the ground, even throw, flip and pin the giant carnivores. King Kong himself was able to fight off three V. rex simultaneously, but he was an exceptional specimen with years of experience. Megaprimatus had the advantage of intelligence and grasping hands and feet with fantastic dexterity, and primitive tools usage (clubs and rocks against foes). Grappling, rending, and biting were also part of a Kong's combat repertoire. They were extraordinary climbers and surprisingly agile for their size. Kong himself was capable of swinging, climbing and even chasing after Jack's taxi cab in the Streets of New York City.


Kong appears as a gorilla standing anywhere from an all four pose is 18 feet and in a bipedal pose is 25 feet in height. Skin is a dark black, as is the fur. Older males will have grayish to sliver hair on the back and head.

An average Megaprimatus like King Kong would weigh around 8 tons and stand 25 feet tall.


The Megaprimatus Kong is a herbivorous creature. That ate a wide variety of foods such: bamboo, and other plants, termites, fruits and possibly even meat on occasion (though this is never verified)


Megaprimatus had many foes. Vastatosaurus Rex was a top predator, as were Venatosaurus, Foetodon and Terapusmordax. These were a constant threat to the young. Full-grown male Megaprimatus were equal matches for any V.rex, though the more bold V.rex would have been determined to kill the young and even risked injury or even death. While a V.rex had the advantage of massive-bone crushing jaws and armored skin, Megaprimatus had the advantage of their intelligence, massive strength and grasping hands. They could use primitive tools such as logs and boulders against threats, and could grapple, throw, punch and bite. The young of both species were in constant danger from the adults, and the killing of a young Megaprimatus or young V.rex would eliminate future threats. Neither would allow the other on their territory under any circumstances, and fights were usually brief ending with one intimidating the other until one party member backed off. But when the stakes got high enough, it would be a fight to the death. The Jungles of Skull island probably rang with thunderous noise from such titanic death matches. The smaller predators, Venatosaurus and Foetodon, were not as large but were just as dangerous (especially to young),though Venatosaurs packs and groups of Foetodon were much easier to fend off and kill for an Adult. Like other gorillas, Megaprimatus also most likely had to fight off other Megaprimatus, especially the males.


By the time Carl Denham arrived in 1933 it was clear that Kong was the last of his kind. It is unclear what killed off the Megaprimatus species, perhaps a massive earthquake, or loss of water, a storm, disease or maybe just Skull Island's many inhabitants just prevented too many young from reaching maturity. In 1933 Kong, the last of his species, was captured and brought to New York where he broke away from captivity and was shot off of the Empire State Building, sealing his species' fate.