|Appears in||Rayman, Rayman Junior, Rayman (Game Boy Color), Rayman Origins|
|Location||Candy Château, Arcane Forest|
|Relatives||Rayman (sibling via cloning)|
Mr Dark (creator)
Watch out! Mr. Dark has conjured a dark version of yourself! It doesn't seem friendly: I wouldn't try shaking hands with it...
What a nightmare you were! Still single? Well, you are soooo ugly. Blame it on Mr. Dark! You ARE on my side though...GULP, right DarkRay...!
Bad Rayman is an evil clone of Rayman. In one of the final stages of the original game, Mr Dark uses his magic to create Bad Rayman for the sole purpose of destroying his original counterpart. He can only be defeated by finishing the level. Bad Rayman returns in Rayman Origins, where he is a playable character.
Bad Rayman is referred to as Rayman's Wicked Double in Rayman Junior, Dark Rayman in Rayman Advance and DarkRay in Rayman Origins. Rayman Arena features an unlockable skin named Dark Rayman, but this character bears little resemblance to Bad Rayman, despite being based on the same concept.
Bad Rayman is a clone of Rayman, magically created by Mr Dark in an attempt to destroy the original. Bad Rayman's appearance is very similar to that of the original Rayman, but with different colouration. He seems to have somehow inherited Mr Dark's glowing yellow eyes. In Rayman, Bad Rayman's skin is grey, his hair and neckerchief are pink, his gloves are light blue, and his shirt and shoes are dark blue. He also has a green tongue, which can be noticed by having him make a grimace in Rayman Designer or Rayman Junior. In Rayman Origins, his original colouration is mostly preserved, but his hood and shoes are cyan, his hair and tongue are purple, and his skin has a purple-grey tint.
Role in the games
He first appears at a very late point in all versions of Rayman except for the Atari Jaguar version, when the real Rayman finally reaches the second part of Mr Dark's Dare in Candy Château, and has a spell cast upon him by Mr Dark. The evil double appears behind him, and follows him wherever he goes as well as copying his actions. Rayman cannot stand still for too long at this point, because he and the double will die instantly if they come to close contact with each other. However, Bad Rayman will die as soon as the real Rayman reaches the exit in the area.
In the Rayman Junior, Bad Rayman appears in the penultimate level, tasty chase. Betilla refers to him as Rayman's "Wicked Double". However, he does not chase Rayman during the whole level, but only makes short appearances and disappears after a certain distance.
Rayman (Game Boy Color)
Bad Rayman also makes appearances in the Game Boy Color version of the game, in which he appears in a slightly different colour scheme; his shoes and gloves are yellow, and his skin is darker than Rayman's. He is found towards the end of the game, in the Arcane Forest. Bad Rayman behaves in the same way as he did in the original game - chasing, copying, and causing death upon touch.
Bad Rayman makes a return in Rayman Origins as a playable character. The Bubble Dreamer nicknames him DarkRay and makes fun of his ugliness. He also mentions that he was created by Mr Dark – this is one of the game's few references to the original Rayman antagonist. To unlock Bad Rayman, 220 cages' worth of Electoons are required. His colour scheme is slightly different than in the original game, and his voice sounds exactly like that of Rayman.
Bad Rayman was intended to appear in Phoenix Interactive's cancelled Rayman 4 project. One piece of concept art produced for the game shows Rayman standing in an enormous cathedral-like building, which is decorated with statues and stained-glass windows in the likeness of Bad Rayman. These depictions show Bad Rayman holding swords, carrying spears, wearing suits of armour and breathing fire. Here he appears to be mainly black in colour, and his eyes are red rather than yellow. Engravings on the walls mention the name 'Dark Rayman', but this is more likely to be intended as a reference to Bad Rayman, as Dark Rayman is simply a skin in Rayman Arena. The artwork seems to imply that Bad Rayman would have been an enemy in the game – possibly a boss, or even the main villain.
- ↑ Rayman Pirate-Community discussion forums, Dark Rayman & Bad Rayman, http://www.raymanpc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=5283
|Playable characters from Rayman Origins|
|Rayman | Globox | Green Teensy | Goth Teensy | Globox Rayman | Red Globox | Teensy Ray | GlobTeen | Female Teensy | Teensy Wizard | Grand Minimus | Ninja Teensy | Fire Teensy | The First Grand Minimus | Bad Rayman | Glombrox|
|Friends from Rayman Origins|
|Bubble Dreamer | Murfy | The Magician | Betilla | Moskitoes | Holly Luya | Edith Up | Annetta Fish | Helena Handbasket|
|Bosses from Rayman Origins|
|Boss Bird | Giant Eel | Golem | Daisy | Mocking Bird | Dragon Chef | Murray | The Magician | Big Mama|