[[Image:VIG PR4.png|frame|right|Artwork of a cage, as they appear in ''[[Rayman 1|Rayman]]''.]]
A '''cage''' is a small breakable prison that contains innocent creatures who have been captured by hostile characters, such as [[Robo-Pirate]]s or [[Hoodlum]]s. It is [[Rayman]]'s objective in all four major games, as well as some spin-offs such as [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|''Rayman 3'' for the Game Boy Advance]] and ''[[Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge]]'', to destroy every single cage there is and release the prisoners inside them. Cages are possibly the most commonly recurring objects in [[Rayman (series)|the ''Rayman'' series]]
. They are present in ''[[Rayman Origins]]'', containing [[Electoons]] like in the [[Rayman 1|original ''Rayman'']]. However, it is only possible to break them open once every enemy in the area has been defeated.
==Cages in ''[[Rayman 1|Rayman]]''==
[[Image:CageOuf.png|thumb|316px|left|A cage in ''[[Rayman 1|Rayman]]'']]
In the original ''[[Rayman 1|Rayman]]'', the cages are about as big as [[Rayman]] is, and they contain [[Electoon]]s which have been captured by the monsters that appeared after the [[Great Protoon]] was stolen by [[Mister Dark]]. Each level in the game has six cages which fill up a medallion as [[Rayman]] keeps destroying them. When he has freed all six per level, the medallion shows as a happy [[Electoon]] face on the world map. There is a total of 102 cages in the whole game, and all of them must be destroyed before advancing to the [[Candy Château]]. The game also requires backtracking to find all of the cages, as [[Rayman]] is sometimes not able to reach them until he gains his powers. Some cages are also hidden, and only appear if [[Rayman]] touches a certain area in a map.
==Cages in ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape|Rayman 2]]''==
[[File:RR-PS2-PirateCage-TheWoodsOfLight.jpg|320px|thumb|right|A pirate cage, as seen in ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'']]
The introduction of [[Familiar Spirit]]s in ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'' leads to an interesting discrepancy. In many levels in ''[[Rayman 2]]'', the exit portal is opened by a [[Teensie]] locked in a cage near the end of the level. Therefore, these cages are also present in ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'', for the sake of continuity. However, unlike in all other versions of ''[[Rayman 2]]'', they do not count towards the total, since they do not contain [[Familiar Spirit]]s.
==Cages in ''[[Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc|Rayman 3]]''==
[[Image:Rayman3cage_acarr.PNG|thumb|320px|left|A cage in ''[[Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc|Rayman 3]]'']]
[[Image:Medalionrayman3_acarr.PNG|thumb|320px|right|A medallion from ''[[Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc|Rayman 3]]'']]
This time, the only creatures that are trapped inside cages are [[Teensie]]s that have been captured by the [[Hoodlum]]s, and there are 60 cages in total. Again, not all of them have to be destroyed in order to advance to the final boss level. Reminiscing [[Rayman 1|the original ''Rayman'']], each cage that is destroyed fills up a medallion, though this time when each medallion is filled with 6 cages, [[Rayman]]'s life bar increases. The cages in this game look different to the other games, as they are wooden in the structure of a bird-cage, tied to a balloon that suspends it into the air.
==Cages in ''[[Rayman Origins]]''==
[[File:RaymanOriginsCage.jpg|320px|thumb|left|A cage from ''[[Rayman Origins]]'']]
The [[cages]] are the most resistant objects in Rayman Origins. Every cage has two padlocks, and each padlock takes 4 continuous slaps to be broken (The fourth slap is always faster and stronger). Cages are the only exception of Rayman's charging ability, as they can be broken easily with a charged fist or a crush attack.
are also found in [[ :Category:Handheld games|all Rayman games on the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance]] . [[ Image:CageGBA. png|thumb|240px|left|A cage in [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the GameBoy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']]]]
<td valign="top">[[Image:PirateCage-FrenchMacDonaldsFigure.JPG|200px|thumb|left|The pirate cage was one of the six collectible figures or the Happy Meal collection of ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape]]'', available in the French McDonalds restaurants.]]</td>