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Rayman was originally designed to simply be an athletic character with a full body, but because of complications rendering on game consoles, he was left without arms, legs and a neck – his hands, feet and head float around his body. The manual of ''[[Rayman Origins]]'' gives out a new explanation for Rayman's limblessness: the lack of [[Lum]]s had the consequence of preventing the creation of his limbs. He has a huge round nose, and strawberry-blonde hair which he divides into two fronds (three in [[Rayman 1|the original game]]). He has the ability to use his hair as a [[helicopter]], which lets him glide across large spaces and make soft landings. His eyes are dark blue in colour, though in most official artwork they are coloured black; two pictures in [[Rayman 1|the original game]] showed him with lighter blue eyes. While Rayman is unique in most of the games, other members of [[Rayman's species|his unknown species]] are seen in [[Rayman 1|the original game]], notably [[the Magician]], [[Tarayzan]], [[the Musician]] and his wife and child.
Rayman is almost always seen in white gloves and a purple torso with [[Rayman's symbol|a mysterious white ring on the chest]], through which he gains new powers from [[Betilla]] the Fairy. [[Rayman's symbol|The symbol]] can also absorbs the [[Silver Lum]]s created by the [[Fairy|fairies]], and magically opens the pillars containing the [[Four Masks of Polokus]] in ''[[Rayman 2]]''. Up until ''[[Rayman 3]]'', he wore a red neckerchief, which was then replaced with a red hood. He also wears shoes that are typically yellow and white, though the actual designs have changed throughout [[Rayman (series)|the series]]. ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids]]'' is where he is seen wearing different clothing that has raised a few questions about his ‘limblessness’ as he sometimes looks as if he has knees, such as the Disco [[Skin|disco costume ]] with its trousers/pants. In ''[[Rayman Origins]]'', his ''[[Rayman 3]]'' attire was used, but his hood and shoes are a little different.
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[[File:R1-Grimace.gif|thumb|316pxframe|left|class=sprite|Rayman making a [[grimace]].]][[File:Jano Grimace R3 GBA.PNG|thumbframe|class=sprite|right|Rayman taunting [[Jano]].]]
Rayman's true personality is not explored deeply in [[Rayman (series)|the series]], though most of the time he is a cheerful character with a good sense of humour. He is also very helpful, and is willing to take on whatever challenges face him for the sake of the safety and harmony of his world. Sometimes he can be a little childish, especially in [[Rayman 1|the original game]], as he often pulls [[grimace]]s as a form of defence. According to the now defunct '''Rayman's World''' website, he is brave, funny and also highly close to nature. In one interview, developer Natalie Paccard discusses the development of Rayman's personality between the two games: '[[Rayman 1|the original ''Rayman'']] was a platform game, ''[[Rayman 2]]'' is an action game. The universe has also evolved a lot, and so has the character. ''[[Rayman 2]]'' is a bit older, able to do more things, and loves a good fight. He's less childish. The game itself includes more action and more tricks.’ In later games, Rayman becomes somewhat self-absorbed, especially in ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids]]'', as the [[Rabbid]]s start to treat him like a celebrity during his captivity, though he is seen remembering and worrying about the [[baby Globox]]es that he left behind. That however seems to be put behind him as the [[Rabbid]]s continue to harass him in ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party]]''. It is revealed through interviews with [[Michel Ancel]] that Rayman was meant to be a bit of a show-off who does not take himself too seriously. This aspect of the character was supposedly overlooked during ''[[Rayman 2]]'' because of [[Ubisoft]]'s focus on the environments of the game. It was in ''[[Rayman 3]]'' that [[Ubisoft]] tried to show Rayman's true personality, giving him an updated look to match his newfound attitude and charisma. A ''[[Rayman 3]]'' press release stated that ‘Like his core gaming audience, Rayman as a character has matured and now has a wilder edge, only hinted at in the earlier games.’
===In ''[[Rayman Designer]]''===
[[File:Rayman event.png|thumb|320px|class=sprite|left|The Rayman [[Event (Rayman Designer)|event]] in ''[[Rayman Designer]]''.]]
[[File:Rayman event places a second time.png|class=sprite|thumb|320px|right|The Rayman [[Event (Rayman Designer)|event]] being selected a second time.]]
Rayman appears again in ''[[Rayman Designer]]'' with the same role as in [[Rayman 1|the original game]]. Here he also appears as an [[Event (Rayman Designer)|event]] in the [[Event (Rayman Designer)|event]] editor. The placement of the Rayman [[Event (Rayman Designer)|event]] decides where the player starts when entering the level. The Rayman [[Event (Rayman Designer)|event]] has to be places in order to play the level. This is the only [[Event (Rayman Designer)|event]] which can only be places once. Selecting it again will result in the cursor showing Rayman's head only.
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===In ''[[English with Rayman]]''===
[[File:Engray-story2.PNG|thumb|320px|right|class=sprite|Rayman, as seen in the intro of ''[[English with Rayman]]''.]] 
Rayman appears as the main character in the educational spin-off ''[[English with Rayman]]'' where he is called up by [[the Magician]] to learn the language English so that he can help him read his letter he received from his cousin [[Andrew]]. Throughout the course of the game, Rayman will be set with several questions to help improve his English skills.
===In [[Rayman (Game Boy Color)|''Rayman'' (Game Boy Color)]]===
[[File:AT 4.PNG|thumb|left|class=sprite|Rayman, as he appears in [[Rayman (Game Boy Color)|the Game Boy Color version of ''Rayman'']].]]
In [[Rayman (Game Boy Color)|the Game Boy Color version of ''Rayman'']], Rayman can be seen sleeping again, this time next to a tree. He is this time woken up by a group of [[Ting]]s, who are said to be [[Fairy|fairies]] in this game. Once again [[Bad Rayman]] makes an appearance near the end of the game.
===In ''[[Rayman 2 Forever]]''===
[[File:Gbc2 13.PNG|thumbframe|left|class=sprite|Rayman, as he appears in [[Rayman 2 (Game Boy Color)|the Game Boy Color version of ''Rayman 2'']].]]
In ''[[Rayman 2 Forever]]'', Rayman is once again seen captured at the beginning. Once again, [[Globox]] manages to rescue him and they both escape.
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==In ''[[Rayman 3]]'' and its spin-offs==
[[File:Rayman lockjaw.jpg|thumb|right|220px|Rayman with the [[LockJaw]] power.]]
===In ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids 2]]'' ===
[[File:Anaesthetics.jpg|thumb|320px|right|One of the minigames from ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids 2]]''.]]
In ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids 2]]'', Rayman pretends to be a [[Rabbid]] to take part in their missions.
===In ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party]]'' ===
In ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party]]'', Rayman can be seen in a house while the [[Rabbid]]s mess with his TV.
==In ''[[Rayman Origins]]''and its spin-offs==
{{quote|text=Hey Rayman! Welcome back! Was I having a bad dream again? Well, you're here now, so no worries...RIGHT. Still no limbs, eh?! Well, the [[nymph]]s will get their act together eventually...! Less bones to break I say! At least they remembered the funny bone! Laugh till it hurts!|sign=[[Polokus|Bubble Dreamer]]|source=''[[Rayman Origins]]}}
In ''[[Rayman Origins]]'', Rayman can be seen together with his friends, eating on top of [[the Snoring Tree]]. The noise he and his friends make disturbs the inhabitants of the [[Land of the Livid Dead (UbiArt games)|Land of the Livid Dead]] so badly that they lock them up in [[cage]]s. Rayman is however quick to escape.


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