Dixie uses her hair to copter about in the DK franchise. I made this B-Moveset for her a while back, to give you a bit of an idea how she could play I'll post it.However, my knowledge of Donkey Kong lore 'n characters is few and far between. I sure as shit know Dixie wouldn't just be some clone'a Diddy, but I don't know enough t' give the character a vote as of now. Enlighten me, yeah?
^B Hair-copter: On the ground it works similar to Ice Climber’s spin attack, only lasts a little longer, and moves quicker. It is however, slightly weaker as well. In air the move is a useful gliding tool.
B Chewing Gum: Hold down B, and Dixie will begin to blow a bubble. The longer you hold it, the bigger the bubble gets, but if you hold it too long it will EXPLODE in your face and cause you damage. When you release it it slowly floats across the stage, acting as a moving bomb, one touch and BOOM! You can use it’s slow moving properties to your advantage and aim to knock your opponent into it, if you’re cool.
B> Hair Grab: Dixie whips her Ponytail forward for an extra long reaching grab. If the opponent is too close to you however, it will simply act as a normal attack, and just hit them. So it can be used as a hair slap, or a hair grab. YOU DECIDE!
VB Barrel throw: Dixie puts her long blonde ponytail to work, and throws a barrel forward. Depending on how long you charge B, you could get a wooden barrel (Just rolls normally) a metal barrel (Bounces, but moves slower), or a TNT Barrel (Explodes when it comes in contact with something/someone, but moves the slowest)
While it is true (Unlike Diddy) all Dixie has to work with is her DKC stuff, it doesn't really hinder her. Sakurai improvises of the moveset type stuff anyhow. Dixie is pretty much the forth most important (viable) character from the DK franchise. She's sort of like the third most important Kong. She's a female protagonist, just like Samus. And she's helped take down King K. Rool in the DKC series more times than Donkey Kong himself. (Considering Donkey Kong was only in ONE of the three DKC games as a playable character, not including DKCR)