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{{Enemy
[[File:Grolgoth3.png|thumb|General's picture of Grolgoth]]
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| name = Grolgoth
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| image = [[File:Model Grolgoth.png|320px|''Grolgoth'']]
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| alignment = Bad
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| species = Robot
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| status = Boss
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| appears in = ''[[Rayman 2]]'', [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|''Rayman 3'' (Game Boy Advance)]]
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| location = [[The Crow's Nest]], [[Heart of the Ancients]]
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| resistance = [[File:Lifebar24.png|''24 HP'']] (PC, N64, DC, [[Rayman Revolution|PS2]])
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[[File:Lifebar40.png|''40 HP'']] (PS)
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| attacks = Jump/stomp, [[helicopter bomb]]s of various types, sizes and quantities, regular energy projectiles from feet, homing energy projectiles from feet, summoning lava, regular energy projectile from arm-cannon, fireball from arm-cannon, stream of energy projectiles from arm-cannon, summoning walls of spikes, homing missiles
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The '''Grolgoth''' is a giant robot which [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] uses to put a stop to [[Rayman]] at [[the Crow's Nest]]. It is also the final boss of [[Rayman 2]] and [[Rayman 3 (GBA)|the GBA version of Rayman 3]].
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{{quote|text=[[Rayman]] poisoning your life? I've got the antidote... Equipped with the latest power booster, nothing can stop it. You can control it yourself, or put it in self-pilot. It can kill, crush, destroy, torture, pull ears... Its legs are programmed to squash fleeing victims... In short, it does everything, except the dishes... Don't forget the name of this marvel: the Grolgoth!|sign=[[the General]] to [[Admiral Razorbeard]]|source=''[[Rayman 2]]''}}
  
== Description ==
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The '''Grolgoth''' is a giant robot which [[Admiral Razorbeard]] uses in an attempt to put a stop to [[Rayman]] at [[the Crow's Nest]]. Piloted by [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]], it is the final boss of ''[[Rayman 2]]'' and [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance/N-GAGE version of ''Rayman 3'']].
At a very late point in [[Rayman 2]], [[Razorbeard]] is visited by a [[General]] (also known from another Ubisoft game called '[[Tonic Trouble]]') who advertises the '''Grolgoth''' and it's functions to him. The Admiral pictures the contraption with [[Rayman]] in its deadly grasp and killing him, and decides to buy it from the [[General]]. He then prepares for his attack while [[Rayman]] is going through [[the Prison Ship]]. It is a large machine that is basicly made of a large, orange and red tube or 'can', having bendable arms and legs, similar to the [[Robo-Pirate Army|Robo-Pirates]]. The top of the 'can', can extend from the body and reveal an entrance to this robotic marvel. At the bottom is located a chair, from which [[Razorbeard]] is controlling the machine. At its right hand, it has a cannon, which fires propelling bombs, that [[Rayman]] will have to shoot back at the '''Grolgoth''' to hurt it. The other hand, has a hook, which appearently doesnt see any use in the battle. It can also shoot large energy balls from its feet. According to the [[General]], "It does everything, except the dishes".
 
  
== Final Battle, First Phase ==
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==In ''[[Rayman 2]]''==
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At a very late point in ''[[Rayman 2]]'', [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] is visited by [[the General]], a character who first appeared in ''[[Tonic Trouble]]'', another [[Ubisoft]] game which [[Michel Ancel]] worked on. [[The General]] advertises the Grolgoth and its functions to [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]]. [[Admiral Razorbeard|The Admiral]] pictures the contraption crushing and shaking [[Rayman]] to death with its deadly grasp, and decides to buy it, giving [[the General]] a chest of gold as payment. He then prepares for his attack while [[Rayman]] is makes his way through [[the Prison Ship]].
  
[[Razorbeard]] Places the '''Grolgoth''' at the top of [[the Buccaneer]]'s mast. He also places [[Globox]], dangling from a large elevator's antenna. Before [[Razorbeard]] shoots [[Globox]] down, [[Rayman]] appears through the elevator, stating that [[Razorbeard]] shall leave [[Globox]] alone. [[Razorbeard]] takes advantage of [[Rayman]]'s position and shoots down the elevator. As [[Razorbeard]] believes himself victorious, [[Rayman]] pulls himself back up on the platform and ensures that [[Globox]] is alive as well. Then the fight begins...
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The Grolgoth is a large machine comprising of a large, golden-coloured bulk, with articulable arms and legs, similar to those of the [[Robo-Pirate]]s. The Grolgoth's hemisphere-shaped head can extend from the body, revealing the entrance to this robotic marvel. [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] jumps in and slides down a rope. At the bottom is located a cockpit, from which [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] controls the machine. For its right hand, it has a cannon, which fires [[helicopter bomb]]s that [[Rayman]] will have to [[Magic fist|shoot]] back at the Grolgoth in order to hurt it. The other hand has a hook, which sees no use in the battle. The Grolgoth can also shoot large energy balls from the soles of its feet.
  
The '''Grolgoth''' is immune to [[Rayman]]'s shots, and starts with heavy attacks such as shooting homing bombs, fast energy balls and trying to jump on [[Rayman]], squashing him. [[Rayman]] will have to shoot the homing bombs back on the '''Grolgoth''', but straight on, otherwise the '''Grolgoth''' will evade them.
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A diagram of the Grolgoth can be found on a table in the [[Pirate Factory]], an area exclusive to ''[[Rayman Revolution]]''. This paradoxically seems to suggest that the [[Robo-Pirate]]s created the Grolgoth, or had some awareness of it prior to the cutscene in which [[Admiral Razorbeard]] purchases it from [[the General]].
  
== Final Battle, Phase Two ==
 
  
[[File:Grolgoth.png|thumb|The final encounter.]]
 
After [[Rayman]] has hit the '''Grolgoth''' three times, a cutscene starts where [[Razorbeard]] tries to make the '''Grolgoth''' do a large jump and squash [[Rayman]], but appearently jumps too short and ruins the platform on which the fight is sequenced. Both [[Rayman]] and [[Razorbeard]] fall down into what appears to be the ship's engine, filled with boiling lava.
 
  
[[Rayman]] is saved by [[Ly]], who sends a silver lum to pick up [[Rayman]] in mid air, and transports him safely to a small pipe, sticking out of the lava, on which a friendly, [[Walking Shell|Flying Shell]] has been stationed. [[Ly]]'s face appears in a window of energy, where she tells [[Rayman]] that [[Polokus]] has eliminated the [[Robo-Pirate Army|Robo-Pirates]] on land and that the slaves have escaped (with the help of [[Rayman]], seen in the PS1, PS2 and Dreamcast version of the game). [[Rayman]] discovers that [[Razorbeard]] survived the fall, hanging between two wooden poles going up the engine's walls.
 
  
[[Rayman]] flies on the [[Walking Shell|Shell]], both having to find ammo hidden inside the engine and avoid homing energy balls, [[Razorbeard]] shoots after [[Rayman]]. [[Rayman]] must use the ammo to shoot energy balls at the '''Grolgoth's''' hands, to make it slip and fall into the lava. when the '''Grolgoth''' is lying in the lava, it loses an amount of health, but the metal also heats up, making the hull vulnerable to [[Rayman]]'s ammo. Should [[Rayman]] get hit just once, his [[Walking Shell|Shell]] will explode and the battle begins as new from phase 2. When [[Razorbeard]] reaches 20% health, he will climb up to the top of the engine and raise the level of lava. When [[Razorbeard]]'s health reaches 0, the '''Grolgoth''' stalls and falls into the lava. [[Razorbeard]] crawls out, 'wearing' an escape pod. Before abandoning [[the Buccaneer]], he says: "I've saved one last little surprise for you", and triggers a bomb-counter at the '''Grolgoth's''' control panel. [[Razorbeard]] escapes and [[Rayman]] barely has time to react before the ship explodes.
 
  
== PS1 Version ==
 
  
In the PS1 version of [[Rayman 2]], the second phase is extremely different from the other versions. After the cutscene where [[Rayman]] and [[Razorbeard]] fall down, into to the engine, [[Rayman]] will still fly a missile, but now through a long pipe, with controls limited to 2D movement. The [[Grolgoth]] will be flying backwards, facing [[Rayman]]. [[Rayman]] can shoot normally from the missile, but his shots only hurt [[Razorbeard]] to lose about 0,5% health. [[Razorbeard]] will either shoot slow moving energy balls, that [[Rayman]] must avoid, or propell bombs after [[Rayman]], which he again must shoot back at the [[Grolgoth]]. Should [[Rayman]] get hit, he will not die, but lose health as normal. Every time [[Razorbeard]] has fired 6 propelling bombs, he will cast a number of mines, filling 90% of the screen. [[Rayman]] must find a spot to pass through without getting hit. After the [[Grolgoth]] has reached 30% health, it begins to cast homing missiles, which will fly towards [[Rayman]]. [[Rayman]] must dodge them, where after they will appear behind him, still homing, and [[Rayman]] has to point himself (and the homing missile) towards [[Razorbeard]], so that the homing missile will hit the [[Grolgoth]]. [[Razorbeard]] can avoid the missiles if they are too far to the sides of the [[Grolgoth]]. When [[Razorbeard]]'s health reaches 0, the final cutscene begins as normal.
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<gallery  widths="320px" heights="240px">
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Grolgoth3.png|[[The General]]'s picture of the Grolgoth.
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Grolgoth2.png|The Grolgoth crushing Rayman in [[Admiral Razorbeard]]'s fantasy.
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Croquis (Grolgoth).jpg|A diagram of the Grolgoth can be found inside the [[Pirate Factory]].
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</gallery>
  
== Trivia ==  
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===Final battle, first phase===
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[[File:TheCrowsNestPC.jpg|320px|thumb|right|[[Rayman]] battling [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] in the Grolgoth.]]
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[[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] places the Grolgoth at the top of the mast on the ''[[Buccaneer]]''. He also places [[Globox]], dangling over the edge of the ship from a large elevator's antenna. Before [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] shoots [[Globox]] to his doom, [[Rayman]] appears through the elevator, shouting that [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] shall leave [[Globox]] alone. [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] takes advantage of [[Rayman]]'s position and shoots down the elevator. As [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] believes himself victorious, [[Rayman]] pulls himself back up on the platform. After checking to ensure that [[Globox]] is safe, the fight begins.
  
In the PC and PS2 versions of [[Rayman 2]] there is one major error regarding phase two: the location is too small. In the cutscene, the place was gigantic, and  the ''Grolgoth'' was very big as well (as it should be). Both [[Rayman]] and the [[Walking Shell|Missile]] were small enough to stand on the sticking-out pipe. After the beginning of the battle, this same pipe is even smaller (in width) than [[Rayman]], and the '''Grolgoth''' is suddenly half the size as in the cutscene. In the cutscene, that shows after defeating the '''Grolgoth''', everything is back to it's original size again.
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The Grolgoth is immune to [[Rayman]]'s [[magic fist]], and starts with heavy attacks such as shooting [[helicopter bomb]]s, fast energy balls and trying to jump on [[Rayman]] to squash him. [[Rayman]] will have to shoot the [[helicopter bomb]]s back at the Grolgoth, but straight on, otherwise the Grolgoth will evade them.
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===Final battle, second phase===
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After [[Rayman]] has hit the Grolgoth three times, a cutscene starts in which [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] make the Grolgoth jump on [[Rayman]] and squash him, but the jump cuts short, causing the Grolgoth to break the platform on which the fight is occurring. Both [[Rayman]] and the Grolgoth fall down into the heart of the ''[[Buccaneer]]'', a chamber filled with boiling lava.
  
In [[Rayman: Revolution]] there is another glitch: in the cutscenes, the [[Walking Shell|Missile]] is gray of colour and looks like the flying one from '[[The Prison Ship]]'. During the battle, it is yellow, like the common [[Walking Shell]].
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[[Rayman]] is saved by [[Ly]] the Fairy, who sends a [[Silver Lum]]-like ball of energy to catch [[Rayman]] in mid-air, and lower him safely to a small pipe sticking out of the lava, on which a friendly [[flying shell]] has been stationed. [[Ly]]'s face appears in [[Rayman]]'s mind, and she informs him that [[Polokus]] has eliminated all of the [[Robo-Pirate]]s on the land and that the slaves have escaped (with the help of [[Rayman]], seen in the Dreamcast, PlayStation, and [[Rayman Revolution|PlayStation 2]] versions of the game). [[Rayman]] sees that [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] has survived the fall as well, with the Grolgoth clinging between two metal pipes going up the chamber's walls.
  
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[[Rayman]] flies on the [[flying shell]], both having to find ammo hidden inside the chamber and avoid the homing energy-balls that [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] shoots after him. [[Rayman]] must use the ammo to shoot energy-balls at the Grolgoth's hands, causing it to slip and fall into the lava. When the Grolgoth is struggling to get out of the lava, it loses some health; [[Rayman]] can damage it more by shooting at it while it is still in the lava. Should [[Rayman]] get hit just once during this phase of the battle, his [[flying shell]] will explode and the battle begins as new from the beginning of this phase. When [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] reaches 20% health, he will climb up to the top of the chamber and temporarily raise the level of lava. This can happen several times. When [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]]'s health reaches 0%, the Grolgoth stalls and falls into the lava. [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] crawls out, dragging an escape pod with him. Before abandoning the ''[[Buccaneer]]'', he says: "I've saved one last little surprise for you", and presses a button on a remote-control device, triggering the Grolgoth's self-destruct mechanism. [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] in his escape pod flies straight up the mast of the ship, through [[the Crow's Nest]] and to safety. The Grolgoth detonates, blowing the ''[[Buccaneer]]'' to pieces and apparently killing [[Rayman]]. [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] continues flying upwards until he reaches space.
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<gallery  widths="320px" heights="240px">
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Grolgoth.jpg|The final encounter.
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Grolgoth defeated.jpg|The wreckage of the defeated Grolgoth.
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</gallery>
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===Final battle, second phase (PlayStation version)===
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In the PlayStation version of ''[[Rayman 2]]'', the second phase is entirely different from the other versions. After the cutscene where [[Rayman]] and [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] fall down into the ''[[Buccaneer]]'' and [[Rayman]] is saved by [[Ly]] the Fairy, [[Rayman]] will have to fly the [[flying shell]] through a long horizontal pipe, with controls limited to 2D movement. The Grolgoth will be flying backwards, facing [[Rayman]]. [[Rayman]] can [[Magic fist|shoot]] normally from the [[flying shell]], but his [[Magic fist|shots]] are almost ineffective. [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] will shoot slow-moving energy-balls that [[Rayman]] must avoid, and shoot [[helicopter bomb]]s which can be fired back at him. Should [[Rayman]] get hit, he will not die, but lose health as normal. Every time [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] has fired six [[helicopter bomb]]s, he will cast a number of spiked mines, which fill increasing amounts of the screen as the battle wears on. [[Rayman]] must find a spot to pass in between the mines without getting hit. After the Grolgoth has reached 30% health, it begins to shoot powerful homing missiles, which fly towards [[Rayman]]. [[Rayman]] must dodge them, after which they will circle around and appear behind him, still homing; [[Rayman]] can then position himself (and the homing missile) towards [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]], so that the homing missile will hit the Grolgoth. [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] can dodge the missiles if they are not aimed correctly. When [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]]'s health reaches 0, the final cutscene begins as normal.
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<gallery  widths="320px" heights="240px">
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Grolgoth PS1 energy projectiles.jpg|The Grolgoth firing energy projectiles during the PlayStation version's alternate showdown.
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Grolgoth PS1 helicopter bombs.jpg|The Grolgoth firing [[helicopter bomb]]s. [[Rayman]] can reflect these with his [[magic fist]], doing moderate damage.
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Grolgoth PS1 wall of spikes.jpg|The Grolgoth hurls a wall of spikes which [[Rayman]] must dodge.
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Grolgoth PS1 homing missile launch.jpg|The Grolgoth fires a homing missile at [[Rayman]].
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Grolgoth PS1 homing missile.jpg|[[Rayman]] manoeuvres the Grolgoth's homing missile to his own advantage.
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==In [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']]==
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The Grolgoth reappears in [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']], where it is once again used by the [[Admiral Razorbeard]] to battle [[Rayman]]. Presumably this Grolgoth is a different unit to the one which was destroyed at the end of ''[[Rayman 2]]''. It appears only in [[Heart of the Ancients]], the final level of the game (excluding bonus levels). As in ''[[Rayman 2]]'', this Grolgoth's battle consists of two separate phases. In the first phase, the Grolgoth is fought in a manner not dissimilar from those of the bosses in [[Rayman 1|the original ''Rayman'' game]]; [[Rayman]] must avoid the Grolgoth's alternating high and low energy blasts while punching its metal [[helicopter bomb]]s back at it in order to damage it. After being damaged 5 times the Grolgoth laughs at [[Rayman]] and passes over to the second phase. In that second phase, [[Rayman]] and the Grolgoth continue their battle in a spacious underground dungeon. [[Rayman]] rides a [[flying shell]], and must manoeuvre it to trick the Grolgoth's homing missiles into striking the Grolgoth itself; this is also how [[Rayman]] defeats the Grolgoth in the PlayStation version of ''[[Rayman 2]]''. Once defeated, this Grolgoth collapses to the ground, destroyed. [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]] is not seen again.
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<gallery  widths="240px" heights="160px" class="sprite">
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Grolgoth GBA.PNG|The first phase of the battle between [[Rayman]] and Grolgoth in the [[Heart of the Ancients]].
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Grolgoth GBA 2.png|The second phase of the battle between [[Rayman]] and Grolgoth in the [[Heart of the Ancients]].
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</gallery>
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==Gallery==
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<gallery  widths="300px" heights="180px">
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Grolgoth(RR Japan).jpg|The Grolgoth in the Japanese version of ''[[Rayman Revolution]]''.
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Grolgoth(RR Japan 2).jpg|The Grolgoth in the Japanese version of ''[[Rayman Revolution]]''.
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</gallery>
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==Trivia==
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*In the Japanese version of ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'', the Grolgoth is half yellow and half black.
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*The Grolgoth's design was inspired by a Robot Soldier from Hayao Miyazaki's 1987 film ''Laputa: Castle in the Sky''.<ref>YouTube, 'Devs Play S2E09',  https://youtu.be/l6AgSHT8Ve0?t=3562</ref>
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 11:46, 27 August 2019

Grolgoth
Grolgoth
Alignment Bad

Appears in Rayman 2, Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)
Location The Crow's Nest, Heart of the Ancients

Portrayed by {{{portrayed by}}}

Resistance 24 HP (PC, N64, DC, PS2)

40 HP (PS)

Attacks Jump/stomp, helicopter bombs of various types, sizes and quantities, regular energy projectiles from feet, homing energy projectiles from feet, summoning lava, regular energy projectile from arm-cannon, fireball from arm-cannon, stream of energy projectiles from arm-cannon, summoning walls of spikes, homing missiles

Sex {{{sex}}}
Species Robot

Relatives {{{relatives}}}
Rayman poisoning your life? I've got the antidote... Equipped with the latest power booster, nothing can stop it. You can control it yourself, or put it in self-pilot. It can kill, crush, destroy, torture, pull ears... Its legs are programmed to squash fleeing victims... In short, it does everything, except the dishes... Don't forget the name of this marvel: the Grolgoth!

The Grolgoth is a giant robot which Admiral Razorbeard uses in an attempt to put a stop to Rayman at the Crow's Nest. Piloted by Razorbeard, it is the final boss of Rayman 2 and the Game Boy Advance/N-GAGE version of Rayman 3.

In Rayman 2

At a very late point in Rayman 2, Razorbeard is visited by the General, a character who first appeared in Tonic Trouble, another Ubisoft game which Michel Ancel worked on. The General advertises the Grolgoth and its functions to Razorbeard. The Admiral pictures the contraption crushing and shaking Rayman to death with its deadly grasp, and decides to buy it, giving the General a chest of gold as payment. He then prepares for his attack while Rayman is makes his way through the Prison Ship.

The Grolgoth is a large machine comprising of a large, golden-coloured bulk, with articulable arms and legs, similar to those of the Robo-Pirates. The Grolgoth's hemisphere-shaped head can extend from the body, revealing the entrance to this robotic marvel. Razorbeard jumps in and slides down a rope. At the bottom is located a cockpit, from which Razorbeard controls the machine. For its right hand, it has a cannon, which fires helicopter bombs that Rayman will have to shoot back at the Grolgoth in order to hurt it. The other hand has a hook, which sees no use in the battle. The Grolgoth can also shoot large energy balls from the soles of its feet.

A diagram of the Grolgoth can be found on a table in the Pirate Factory, an area exclusive to Rayman Revolution. This paradoxically seems to suggest that the Robo-Pirates created the Grolgoth, or had some awareness of it prior to the cutscene in which Admiral Razorbeard purchases it from the General.




Final battle, first phase

Rayman battling Razorbeard in the Grolgoth.

Razorbeard places the Grolgoth at the top of the mast on the Buccaneer. He also places Globox, dangling over the edge of the ship from a large elevator's antenna. Before Razorbeard shoots Globox to his doom, Rayman appears through the elevator, shouting that Razorbeard shall leave Globox alone. Razorbeard takes advantage of Rayman's position and shoots down the elevator. As Razorbeard believes himself victorious, Rayman pulls himself back up on the platform. After checking to ensure that Globox is safe, the fight begins.

The Grolgoth is immune to Rayman's magic fist, and starts with heavy attacks such as shooting helicopter bombs, fast energy balls and trying to jump on Rayman to squash him. Rayman will have to shoot the helicopter bombs back at the Grolgoth, but straight on, otherwise the Grolgoth will evade them.

Final battle, second phase

After Rayman has hit the Grolgoth three times, a cutscene starts in which Razorbeard make the Grolgoth jump on Rayman and squash him, but the jump cuts short, causing the Grolgoth to break the platform on which the fight is occurring. Both Rayman and the Grolgoth fall down into the heart of the Buccaneer, a chamber filled with boiling lava.

Rayman is saved by Ly the Fairy, who sends a Silver Lum-like ball of energy to catch Rayman in mid-air, and lower him safely to a small pipe sticking out of the lava, on which a friendly flying shell has been stationed. Ly's face appears in Rayman's mind, and she informs him that Polokus has eliminated all of the Robo-Pirates on the land and that the slaves have escaped (with the help of Rayman, seen in the Dreamcast, PlayStation, and PlayStation 2 versions of the game). Rayman sees that Razorbeard has survived the fall as well, with the Grolgoth clinging between two metal pipes going up the chamber's walls.

Rayman flies on the flying shell, both having to find ammo hidden inside the chamber and avoid the homing energy-balls that Razorbeard shoots after him. Rayman must use the ammo to shoot energy-balls at the Grolgoth's hands, causing it to slip and fall into the lava. When the Grolgoth is struggling to get out of the lava, it loses some health; Rayman can damage it more by shooting at it while it is still in the lava. Should Rayman get hit just once during this phase of the battle, his flying shell will explode and the battle begins as new from the beginning of this phase. When Razorbeard reaches 20% health, he will climb up to the top of the chamber and temporarily raise the level of lava. This can happen several times. When Razorbeard's health reaches 0%, the Grolgoth stalls and falls into the lava. Razorbeard crawls out, dragging an escape pod with him. Before abandoning the Buccaneer, he says: "I've saved one last little surprise for you", and presses a button on a remote-control device, triggering the Grolgoth's self-destruct mechanism. Razorbeard in his escape pod flies straight up the mast of the ship, through the Crow's Nest and to safety. The Grolgoth detonates, blowing the Buccaneer to pieces and apparently killing Rayman. Razorbeard continues flying upwards until he reaches space.

Final battle, second phase (PlayStation version)

In the PlayStation version of Rayman 2, the second phase is entirely different from the other versions. After the cutscene where Rayman and Razorbeard fall down into the Buccaneer and Rayman is saved by Ly the Fairy, Rayman will have to fly the flying shell through a long horizontal pipe, with controls limited to 2D movement. The Grolgoth will be flying backwards, facing Rayman. Rayman can shoot normally from the flying shell, but his shots are almost ineffective. Razorbeard will shoot slow-moving energy-balls that Rayman must avoid, and shoot helicopter bombs which can be fired back at him. Should Rayman get hit, he will not die, but lose health as normal. Every time Razorbeard has fired six helicopter bombs, he will cast a number of spiked mines, which fill increasing amounts of the screen as the battle wears on. Rayman must find a spot to pass in between the mines without getting hit. After the Grolgoth has reached 30% health, it begins to shoot powerful homing missiles, which fly towards Rayman. Rayman must dodge them, after which they will circle around and appear behind him, still homing; Rayman can then position himself (and the homing missile) towards Razorbeard, so that the homing missile will hit the Grolgoth. Razorbeard can dodge the missiles if they are not aimed correctly. When Razorbeard's health reaches 0, the final cutscene begins as normal.

In the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3

The Grolgoth reappears in the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3, where it is once again used by the Admiral Razorbeard to battle Rayman. Presumably this Grolgoth is a different unit to the one which was destroyed at the end of Rayman 2. It appears only in Heart of the Ancients, the final level of the game (excluding bonus levels). As in Rayman 2, this Grolgoth's battle consists of two separate phases. In the first phase, the Grolgoth is fought in a manner not dissimilar from those of the bosses in the original Rayman game; Rayman must avoid the Grolgoth's alternating high and low energy blasts while punching its metal helicopter bombs back at it in order to damage it. After being damaged 5 times the Grolgoth laughs at Rayman and passes over to the second phase. In that second phase, Rayman and the Grolgoth continue their battle in a spacious underground dungeon. Rayman rides a flying shell, and must manoeuvre it to trick the Grolgoth's homing missiles into striking the Grolgoth itself; this is also how Rayman defeats the Grolgoth in the PlayStation version of Rayman 2. Once defeated, this Grolgoth collapses to the ground, destroyed. Razorbeard is not seen again.


Gallery

Trivia

  • In the Japanese version of Rayman Revolution, the Grolgoth is half yellow and half black.
  • The Grolgoth's design was inspired by a Robot Soldier from Hayao Miyazaki's 1987 film Laputa: Castle in the Sky.[1]

References

  1. YouTube, 'Devs Play S2E09', https://youtu.be/l6AgSHT8Ve0?t=3562