These are the pirate leader's robot invasion force. Totally devoted to Admiral Razorbeard, they enforce a reign of terror by capturing anyone unlucky enough to cross their paths. There are several different models of henchmen, each with its strong and weak points. It's up to you to figure them out...—Manual, Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Henchmen 800 are a type of Robo-Pirate that comprises the majority of the army commanded by Admiral Razorbeard. They appear primarily in Rayman 2 and in its remakes, but can also be found in the mobile and Game Boy Advance adaptations of Rayman 3.
The basic Henchman are the standard model, that comes in different colours with different weapons. They sometimes appear in the level by parachuting or drilling up through the ground. More than often they are found sleeping on the job. Notably, the drilling pirates can instantly kill Rayman if he steps on the place from which they drill upwards from underground. The parachuting pirates appear mostly in Rayman Revolution, in which they ambush Rayman several times; only one appears in the original version, in the Tomb of the Ancients.
The ranks of Henchmen 800 are determined by colour, though they overlap in the original and Dreamcast versions of Rayman 2. Notably, some of them are exclusive to the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 versions.
Main article: Purple Henchman 800
They are found in all versions of the game. While they are the lowest rank of Henchman 800 in the original and Dreamcast versions, they are the second to lowest rank in the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 versions.
Main article: Red Henchman 800
They are found in all versions of the game. They are the highest rank of Henchman 800 in all versions but the PlayStation adaptation, in which they are the lowest rank.
Main article: Green Henchman 800
They are found in the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 versions of the game. While they are the second to highest rank of Henchman 800 in the former, they are the lowest rank in Rayman Revolution.
Main article: Grey-brown Henchman 800
They are found in the PlayStation version of the game, in which they are the highest rank of Henchman 800.
Main article: Yellow Henchman 800
They appear in the PlayStation 2 version of the game, in which they are the second to highest rank of Henchman 800.
Main article: Zombie Henchman
They appear in the PlayStation 2 version of the game, in which they appear as severely damaged Henchmen 800.
Main article: Grey Henchman 800
Main article: Blue Henchman 800
They appear in the handheld adaptation of the third game where they hold a mace and can throw it at Rayman. They also are the only type of Robo-Pirates that appear in the mobile version of Rayman 3, in which they appear as limbless, red-eyed Henchmen 800 with a different type of hook firing regular energy projectiles.
- During the production of Rayman 2, the original name of the Henchman 800 was Red Rum.
- According to an official Rayman 2 website, the weak point of Henchmen 800 was their penchant for rum.
|Admiral Razorbeard | Spyglass Pirate | Ninjaws | Boss Biditank | Robot Dinosaur | Grolgoth | Razorwife | Henchman 1000|
|Henchmen 800 | Gorilla Pirates | Warships | Barrel Pirates | Ninja Pirates | List of Robo-Pirates in Rayman 2|
|Henchman 800 models|
|Red Henchman 800 | Green Henchman 800 | Purple Henchman 800 | Yellow Henchman 800 | Zombie Henchman 800 | Grey-brown Henchman 800 | Grey Henchman 800 | Blue Henchman 800|
|Playable characters of Rayman M, Rayman Arena and Rayman Rush|
|Rayman | Globox | Razorbeard | Teensies | Henchman 800 | Tily | Razorwife | Henchman 1000 | Dark Globox | Dark Rayman | Globette|