Bégoniax

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Bégoniax
Bégoniax
Alignment Bad

Appears in Rayman 3, Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge
Location The Bog of Murk, Crush, Begoniax Bayou

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Resistance 33 HP
Attacks Potion splash, fork stab

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Bégoniax is a wily witch bent on brewing the ultimate beauty potion. Problem is, every potion she makes only makes her more hideous and insane with each failure. Those wandering into Bégoniax's domain best beware this crazed conjurer's wicked wiles.
—Press release, Rayman 3[1]

Bégoniax is a boss character who first appears in Rayman 3. She is a stout, red-haired, dark-skinned sadomasochist witch who wears a cauldron on her head. She lives in a hut in the Bog of Murk. She also appears as a boss in Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge, in the Begoniax Bayou. She is obsessed with her own appearance, and her failed attempts to brew the ultimate beauty potion have left her both insane and hideous. It is unknown what she looked like before she began experimenting with these potions. When the men Bégoniax falls in love with reject her, she subjects them to her love potion, which transforms them into toads. She then breeds with these toads, producing so many tadpoles that she no longer knows what to do with them.

In Rayman 3

She transforms all the males who reject her into toads. This is something she loves doing, even if she sometimes admits she no longer knows what to do with all her tadpoles.
—In-game description, Rayman 3
Bégoniax' love potion. It can transform horrid prince charmings into superb toads.
—In-game description of Bégoniax' Potion, Rayman 3
Bégoniax as seen in Rayman 3.

While Bégoniax is using an outhouse in the swamp near her home, Rayman suddenly falls in through its roof. (The first Teensie doctor, Otto Psi, had tried to teleport him to the office of the second doctor, Roméo Patti, in the Land of the Livid Dead, but the Teensie Highway had been broken, causing Rayman to fall into the Bog of Murk.) Bégoniax mistakenly thinks that Rayman is spying on her. She calls him a pervert and storms off to her house, muttering angrily under her breath as Rayman tries to apologise. saying that he didn't mean to. Rayman then enters her home, where she challenges him to a fight around a huge cauldron full of a hot green love potion that temporarily turns anyone who touches it into a toad. In their toad forms, Rayman and Bégoniax are notably slower, and the latter is less resistant, taking on a third more damage than in her normal form.

After the fight, she runs to her magic mirror, and stands on a tall chair in front of it, mockingly calling out to Rayman. When Rayman steps through the mirror, he finds himself teleported to another region of the Bog, where he eventually encounters and defeats Count Razoff in his mansion. Bégoniax then appears in Razoff's dungeon, possibly having come there via Razoff's own magic mirror. It is then revealed that Bégoniax is infatuated with Razoff; she is seen holding and caressing him, with Rayman and Globox witnessing. Unfortunately Razoff does not reciprocate her feelings, and repeatedly tells her to let go as he tries to struggle free of her grip. She then carries him off. It is unknown what happens to Razoff immediately afterwards.

In the minigame Crush, which takes place after the events of Rayman 3, Bégoniax has cast a spell on Count Razoff's dungeon, causing toads to start multiplying within it. It is implied that these toads are Bégoniax's transformed lovers, or perhaps their offspring. The player must help Razoff to crush the toads with his wrecking ball. One of the toads is apparently a transformed Bégoniax, as it looks identical to how Bégoniax appears when Rayman splashes her own toad potion on her in their fight. However, this toad appears multiple times during the minigame, even after being crushed repeatedly, indicating that Bégoniax is not actually killed here.

In the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3, the character of Bégoniax is omitted, along with many others. However, a level is named after her: Swamp of Bégoniax. The character is also directly referenced in the level by Rayman, who wonders if Globox might have gone to Bégoniax's marshes.

In Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge

Bégoniax is seen once more in Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge. This boss fight is very similar to the one in Rayman 3, though it takes place in a more open environment rather than circling a cauldron.


Gallery

Trivia

Bégoniax was directly inspired by Madam Mim from Disney's The Sword and the Stone.[2]

References

  1. MultiMania, RAYMAN3: Enemies, http://members.multimania.co.uk/rayman/enemies3.html
  2. L'Histoire de Rayman, Chapter 4 - Rayman 3 : Hoodlum Havoc, Rayman without Michel Ancel