Boss Chenille

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Boss Chenille
Boss Chenille
Alignment Bad

Appears in Rayman Revolution
Location Beneath the Lava Sanctuary

Portrayed by {{{portrayed by}}}

Resistance 40 HP
Attacks Contact

Sex {{{sex}}}
Species Nightmare of Polokus

Relatives {{{relatives}}}

Boss Chenille (Kapounus Grobilus) is a boss which appears only in Rayman Revolution, where it is fought beneath the Lava Sanctuary.

Boss Chenille looks just like a normal caterpillar, but with some significant differences: whereas they are a purplish-black in colour, Boss Chenille is blood-red; Boss Chenille is also somewhat larger, and it eyes are identical to the baby caterpillars' ones.

Boss Chenille is found in a room beneath the Lava Sanctuary. It is summoned by Rayman performing a Rain Dance on what looks like a greyish version of one of the Magic Spheres' bases. When this is done, it emits a beam of light towards another such base. When Rayman shoots it, it too emits a beam of light towards another base. After shooting several more bases, the beam of light has finished its circumnavigation of the chamber; a door opens, and Boss Chenille enters.

When Rayman strikes Boss Chenille with his magic fist, a red baby caterpillar splits away from its body. When the hero shoots it, it splits into five black baby caterpillars. When they are killed, Boss Chenille's health meter decreases. As the battle wears on, the segments of Boss Chenille's body slowly disappear; by the end, it resembles an enormous red version of one of the baby caterpillars. When this final form is defeated, Boss Chenille vanishes for good. A rockfall then occurs, the door Boss Chenille came in by opens and Red Lums appear where the bases stood.

The first clue as to Boss Chenille's identity is its name; Chenille is the French word for Caterpillar, while the name Boss implies that it may possibly be a leader. And during the battle, Boss Chenille spawns baby caterpillars from its body. All of this led to speculation that Boss Chenille may be the progenitor or ‘mother’ of the caterpillar species, in addition to the speculation that it is their leader.