|Appears in||Rayman 2: The Great Escape, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (cameo), Rayman Dictées (cameo)|
|Location||Bonus stages, the Buccaneer, Globox's House/Skull Cave (Revolution only), the Pirate Factory (Rayman Revolution only), Tomb of the Ancients, Gloomy Island (PlayStation version only), Hoodlum Headquarters (cameo), Rayman's house (cameo)|
|Attacks||Helicopter bombs; remotely controls Clark and the Robot Dinosaur|
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The Spyglass Pirate, also known as the Creole Pirate, is a unique Robo-Pirate character who appears in Rayman 2: The Great Escape and its remakes, as well as making cameo appearances in Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc and Rayman Dictées.
The appearance of the Spyglass Pirate is somewhat different from those of the other Robo-Pirates. While he is still robotic, he looks more like a slightly chubby stereotypical pirate. The lower part of his mechanical body is coloured green to resemble trousers. He wears a yellow scarf covered with red polka-dots around his waist, and has a red-and-white striped bandana tied round his head. Like most Robo-Pirates, he is noticeably taller than Admiral Razorbeard.
The Spyglass Pirate appears to have been in charge of the ground operations during Admiral Razorbeard's campaign. He was a mechanical genius, and created many dangerous devices.
Role in the games
The Spyglass Pirate's role in the N64, PC, Dreamcast and DS versions of Rayman 2 is very small. He appears in many cinematics in which he reports to Admiral Razorbeard regarding Rayman's progress and whereabouts, but does little more. In every version, he debuts in the cinematic preceding Rayman's first visit to the Bayou.
PlayStation version/Rayman Revolution
In the two Sony versions of Rayman 2, the Spyglass Pirate is given much more importance. At multiple points he encounters Rayman and brings with him a difficult challenge. The lackey first strikes chronologically in Rayman Revolution, in which he leads the attack on Clark and Rayman at the entrance to the Rainbow Creek. His next appearance, also Revolution-exclusive, is a boss fight: the Spyglass Pirate jumps into the Boss Biditank to personally battle Rayman. The Spyglass Pirate next encounters Rayman in both the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 versions in the Technical Check-up situated at the end of the Tomb of the Ancients, where it is seen that the Spyglass Pirate is controlling Clark via remote control. The Spyglass Pirate makes his final chronological appearance solely in the PlayStation version, at the end of the Gloomy Island, where he makes his final attempt to get rid of Rayman with his remote-controlled Robot Dinosaur, which he had been using to search for the fourth Mask of Polokus. Fortunately for Rayman, the Spyglass Pirate had forgotten to fill up the Robot Dinosaur's fuel tank, and the Baby Globoxes manage to escape with Rayman.
Before the final boss battle in the Crow's Nest, Admiral Razorbeard says that he will punish the Spyglass Pirate for his consistent failure to stop Rayman by seeing how well he would swim in molten lava. He then orders the Spyglass Pirate to prepare the Grolgoth for him in the meantime. It is not clear whether this punishment was ever carried out, and the fate of the Spyglass Pirate remains unknown. However, a piece of official concept art shows him running across lava, offering a clue to his potential fate.
- After Boss Biditank is defeated, the Spyglass Pirate runs away, claiming ‘It's not over yet! I'll be back!’ This may be a reference to the Terminator film series.
- In Rayman 3, several statues of the Spyglass Pirate can be found in a secret room in Hoodlum Headquarters, along with statues of various other Robo-Pirates from Rayman 2: The Great Escape.
- In Rayman 2, after a level is passed with all of its Yellow Lums collected and all of its cages broken, the player can access a Bonus Stage in which they control a baby Globox racing against the Spyglass Pirate.
- In Rayman Dictées, what appears to be a statue or replica of the Spyglass Pirate can be seen briefly in a cutscene which shows the interior of Rayman's house.
- In the japanese Rayman Revolution, Spyglass has got a near white metal skin, and lighter green pants.
- ↑ Early Rayman 2 artworks, File:Gorilla Pirate and Glasses Pirate names source.jpg
- ↑ Official Rayman 2 website, Charaktere, http://web.archive.org/web/20001002215808/www.rayman2.com/all/good/characters/characters.html
|Friends from Rayman 2|
|Rayman | Globox | Murfy | Baby Globoxes | Grand Minimus | Teensies | Ly the Fairy | Sssssam | Bzzit | Polokus | Clark | Carmen the Whale | Umber | Uglette|
|Bosses from Rayman 2|
|Axel | Jano | Ninjaws | Boss Biditank | Spyglass Pirate | Boss Chenille | Foutch | Clark | Grolem 13 | Grolgoth | Admiral Razorbeard|
|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|