|“||Oh, right. The poison. The poison for Kuzco, the poison chosen especially to kill Kuzco, Kuzco's poison.||„|
Kronker Pepikrankenitz, or better known as Kronk, is the (former) secondary antagonist in Disney's 40th full-length animated feature film The Emperor's New Groove, and the titular protagonist of its 2005 sequel Kronk's New Groove. He is Yzma's former henchman and one of Kuzco's best friends because he saved his life from Cat Yzma.
Kronk starts as Yzma's loyal assistant, helping her with tasks where she is too old to do things herself. Kuzco and Yzma early on discuss awkwardly how he is a handsome young man in his mid-to-late 20s. Despite working for Yzma, Kronk is extremely praiseworthy and virtuous, as he actually has a shoulder angel and shoulder devil who appear on his shoulders as his subconscious whenever Kronk faces a moral dilemma. They are smaller versions of Kronk dressed in an angel and devil costume and usually bicker and mock one another. Sometimes, of course, they agree with each other, as they (and Kronk) think a chandelier trap Yzma for criticizing his spinach puffs.
Kronk is also shown to be a Jewish man. In Kronk's New Groove, he fantasizes about marrying Miss Birdie in a Jewish ceremony, complete with him, stepping on glass.
Kronk helps Yzma to kill Kuzco by poisoning him, but it turns Kuzco into a llama instead. Yzma later sends Kronk to drop Kuzco over a waterfall but decides to drop in Pacha's cart thanks to his conscience. He later has a change of heart after Yzma admits that she hates his spinach puffs.
In the TV series The Emperor's New School, he is an anti-heroic character who's both a friend of Kuzco and Yzma's henchman. He eventually redeems himself in the last episode and becomes Kuzco's advisor. Kronk also helps Kuzco.
The Devil Kronk
|“||Don't listen to that guy. He's trying to lead you down the path of righteousness. I'm gonna lead you down the path that rocks.||„|
|~ Devil Kronk|
The Devil Kronk is the minor antagonist in The Emperor's New Groove. He is an opposite of Angel Kronk, and both side on Kronk's shoulders, the Devil being on the left. Just like his Angel and real counterpart, he was voiced by Patrick Warburton though in a high-pitched voice.
Devil Kronk made two appearances in The Emperor's New Groove, trying to convince Kronk to kill Kuzco as Yzma orders him too. However, in the end, after Yzma makes Kronk upset over her never liking his spinach puffs, the Angel and Devil work together to convince Kronk to kill Yzma with a chandelier, though Yzma's skinniness saves her and Kronk and his consciousness fall through a trap door.
Devil Kronk would then return as the main antagonist of Kronk's New Groove, trying and failing to get Kronk to do the selfish things to get his thumbs up from his Papi.
- Despite being Yzma's henchman, Kronk is not considered to be a completely evil villain or an extremely dangerous enemy of Kuzco. So it is considered that he is just an average on/off-again villain since he is also good friends with Kuzco.
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