Black Lum

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Black Lum
Black Lum
Alignment Bad

Appears in Rayman 3, Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance), Rayman 3 (mobile phone)
Location The Fairy Council, Clearleaf Forest, the Bog of Murk, the Land of the Livid Dead, the Desert of the Knaaren, the Summit Beyond the Clouds, Hoodlum Headquarters, the Tower of the Leptys

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Resistance 1 HP
Attacks Contact (in the portable versions of Rayman 3)

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These winged little nasties are concentrated puffs of pure evil, the brainless spawn of their master, the Dark Lum Lord who now resides trapped inside Globox's stomach. Channelling their fury into an army of Hoodlums, Dark Lums will stop at nothing to free their Lord and unleash an insidious rule of darkness upon Rayman's world.
—Manual, Rayman 3

A Black Lum, also known as a Dark Lum, is a type of evil Lum that was first introduced in Rayman 3. It is the result of a Red Lum that had been frightened. Unlike the other Lums in Rayman's world, these do not shine, hence their name, and instead look like hairy insects with large bloodshot eyes and grey lips. Unlike André, they have no arms.

In Rayman 3

In the console versions of Rayman 3, the Black Lums are first seen in the intro when André begins to attack Red Lums and turn them into Black Lums. They swarm and steal the fur from animals like Bontons and weave it into costumes for themselves, thus becoming Hoodlums. The Black Lum controlling a Hoodlum flees when Rayman defeats the Hoodlum. Once Rayman receives his grimace power from Gumsi, he can use it to convert Black Lums back into Red Lums (assuming that he uses the grimace on them quickly after defeating their Hoodlums, while they are still stunned and before they get a chance to fly away). They are known to like humid, damp areas, particularly swamps, and dislike music.

In Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)

A small number of Black Lums appear in the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3. Despite its title, this game is based mainly on Rayman 2 – the presence of Black Lums is one of its few reminders of the original Rayman 3. In this game, they act as enemies, rushing towards Rayman and damaging him by contact. If Rayman hits them with his telescopic fist, they splatter – the same thing happens to the caterpillars in this game. The only remnants of the destroyed Black Lums is their eyes – the same result occurs when Rayman kills Antitoons in the other games.

Black Lums are visually very similar to the baby caterpillars which appear in Rayman 2.