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{{Character  
 
{{Character  
| name = Teensie
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| name = Marsh mosquito
| image = [[File:Teensy - R2 Model.png|250px]]
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| image = [[File:Mar mosk spritegen.png|Marsh mosquito]]
| alignment = Good
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| alignment = Neutral
| appears in = ''[[Rayman 2]]'', ''[[Rayman M]]'', ''[[Rayman 3]]'', [[Rayman Raving Rabbids (Game Boy Advance)|''Rayman Raving Rabbids'' (Game Boy Advance)]], ''[[Rayman Kart]]'', ''[[Rayman Origins]]'', ''[[Rayman Legends]]'', ''[[Rayman Adventures]]'', ''[[Rayman Mini]]'' (trailer only)
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| appears in = ''[[Rayman 3]]''
| portrayed by = Pierre-Alain de Garrigues (''[[Rayman 2]]'' on PC, Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast)<br />
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| status = Background character
Alan Winger (''[[Rayman 2]]'' on PlayStation)<br />
 
Lee Delong and Ken Starcevic (''[[Rayman M]]'')<br />
 
Matt Hill (''[[Rayman 3]]'')<br />
 
[[Douglas Rand]] (''[[Rayman Origins]]'', ''[[Rayman Legends]]'', ''[[Rayman Adventures]]'')
 
| status = Magical beings
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
{{quote|text=The Teensies are ancient and wise people who long ago built [[the Hall of Doors]], that magical place where access is given to all the regions of the world. Very old and a little absent-minded, they have forgotten which of them is [[Grand Minimus|their King]], and spend much of their time performing acrobatic dance moves to make the youngest green with envy.|sign=[https://raymanpc.com/wiki/script-en/images/0/02/R2UKPCManual.pdf Manual]|source=''[[Rayman 2]]''}}
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'''Marsh mosquitoes'''<ref>This name is not official, for the real one is unknown.</ref> are creatures which appear in ''[[Rayman 3]]'' in [[the Bog of Murk]]. They can be found flying around in swarms, mainly around sources of light. Their appearance has a close resemblance to [[Lum]]s.
{{quote|text=These peaceful little fellows continue to find themselves trapped in [[cage]]s, rather than singing and partying and ironing their clothes like they were planning to do. If you help them out, they might invite you back to their party!|sign=Manual|source=''[[Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge]]''}}
 
  
The '''Teensies''' (singular '''''Teensie''''' or '''''Teensy''''') are a magical race of ancient, diminutive and wise creatures, created by [[Polokus]] to watch over the secret ways of [[the Glade of Dreams]]. They are frequently encountered throughout the [[Rayman (series)|''Rayman'' series]], starting with ''[[Rayman 2]]''.
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Marsh mosquito.png|Several marsh mosquitoes flying near a lantern.
==Description==
 
[[File:Grand Minimus Woods of Light.jpg|thumb|left|320px|The [[Grand Minimus]] – the Kings of the Teensies.]]
 
Teensies have pale blue-grey skin and are characterized by their faces, which generally appear quite large due to their long, drooping noses, which overlap their hidden mouths. Their noses are marked with elegant spiral patterns which are slightly darker that the rest of their skin, though these markings are only vaguely noticeable until ''[[Rayman M]]''. Teensies have little, black, beady eyes and small, mitten-like hands that lack any fingers other than thumbs (except for ''[[Rayman 3]]'' and ''[[Rayman Origins]]'', in which they do have fingers). They are short compared to most of [[The Glade of Dreams|the Glade]]'s inhabitants; to compensate for this, the Teensies in ''[[Rayman M]]'' stand, one on top of the other's shoulder.
 
 
 
The Teensies were created by [[Polokus]] to oversee [[The Hall of Doors|the many passages of the world]]. After the [[Fairy|fairies]], they were the second race to be created, and as such are among the most ancient inhabitants of the world. Long before the events of the [[Rayman (series)|''Rayman'' games]], the Teensies created [[the Hall of Doors]], a magic place where all paths eventually meet. Most, if not all Teensies have the ability to create [[Spiral Door]]s; these portals can quickly take a Teensie (or other character, such as [[Rayman]]) from one location to one another. The Teensies can harness the power of [[Yellow Lum]]s collected by [[Rayman]] to create [[Spiral Door]]s or open sealed doors that lead [[Rayman]] to the Sanctuaries.
 
 
 
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[[File:18440_251125853159_237651503159_3311579_4328594_n.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Rayman]] and some Teensies.]]
 
 
 
The many Teensies are collectively ruled by the four [[Grand Minimus]] Teensies, who reside deep within [[the Fairy Council]], near [[the Heart of the World]].
 
 
 
The Teensie race is a diverse one, and the personality and dialect of a Teensie widely depends on where it comes from. In general, many Teensies are talkative and fun-loving creatures who have a taste for disco. Many Teensies are very old, absent-minded and forgetful; when the [[Grand Minimus]] was locked in a [[cage]] with three other Teensies, they eventually forgot which one of them was King, and were forced to rule together to overcome this problem. The older Teensies spend their spare time performing acrobatic dance moves, in order to make the younger, less-experienced Teensies envious.
 
 
 
Teensies were originally planned to appear in ''[[Rayman Raving Rabbids (cancelled prototype)|Rayman Raving Rabbids]]''; they appeared in some early screenshots and the first teaser trailer. However, when the game was being remodelled into [[Rayman Raving Rabbids|a party game]], the Teensies were cut.
 
 
 
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==In ''[[Rayman 2]]''==
 
[[File:RR-TeensieGatekeeper.JPG|thumb|320px|A Teensie in ''[[Rayman Revolution]]''.]]
 
{{quote|text=[[Polokus]] then created the Teensies. Their role is to unveil all the roads in [[The Glade of Dreams|the world]]. They know every secret passage and can lead you to [[the Hall of Doors]], where all paths eventually come together.|sign=[[The Knowledge of the World]]|source=''[[Rayman 2]]''}}
 
{{quote|text=Despite their bizarre appearance and behaviour, the Teensies are old and wise. According to legend, they are the sons of [[Polokus]] and the muse of the poets. This woman of infinite beauty was so ashamed of her descendants that she left and hid in the forest, to [[Polokus]]'s great regret...|sign=Official description|source=''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape : Le Guide Officiel]]''}}
 
''see [[Grand Minimus]]''
 
 
 
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==In ''[[Rayman M]]''/''[[Rayman Arena]]''==
 
{{quote|text=While these decrepit beings are senile to the point of having forgotten who is leader, they get along just fine when it comes to taking action and winning by whatever means necessary.|sign=Manual|source=''[[Rayman M]]''}}
 
''see [[Grand Minimus]]''
 
 
 
==In ''[[Rayman 3]]''==
 
[[File:Teensie Doctors.JPG|thumb|right|320px|[[Globox]] with the [[Teensie doctor]]s, from left to right: [[Roméo Patti]], [[Gonzo]] and [[Otto Psi]].]]
 
In ''[[Rayman 3]]'', most Teensies have taken the role previously held by [[Electoon]]s in [[Rayman 1|the original ''Rayman'' game]] and [[Deny]]s, [[Ludiv]]s, [[Greenbottle]]s, etc. in the many versions of ''[[Rayman 2]]''. Though a few Teensies such as the [[Grand Minimus]] and the [[Teensie Doctor]]s have a role in the game's plot and are found elsewhere, most Teensies are found by destroying a [[cage]]. If [[Rayman]] destroys enough [[cage]]s in a world, his HP Bar will increase its maximum capacity.
 
 
 
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Teensies_Frescos.jpg|Frescoes depict several activities of the quotidian life of the Teensies.
 
 
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==In ''[[Rayman Origins]]''==
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==Notes==
{{quote|text=Teensies have got flair! The Teensies’ innate talent for nocturnal schnoz-ballads comes quite simply from [[Polokus|the Creator]] himself in the form of imposing noses. And bubble me if we haven’t seen the Teensies spin some wicked spells over the years! Their magnificent nostrils make them highly sensitive to the subtle harmonies of magic; and everyone knows that Teensy magicians can sniff out the secrets of our world like nobody’s business!
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The Teensies are a cast of quick casters who have a proud history of producing many scrappy and memorable, not to mention, well-dressed fighters. (Teensies like to dress up and have treefuls of disguises.) You will be able to play as some of their most illustrious ancestors!|sign=Manual|source=''[[Rayman Origins]]''}}
 
 
 
Teensies take a major role in the game ''[[Rayman Origins]]''. There Teensies join [[Rayman]] as playable characters, though players can only choose two of them from the beginning of the game ([[Green Teensie]] and [[Goth Teensie]]), as the others can be unlocked after collecting a certain amount of [[Electoon]]s. While there are only 3 playable members of [[Globox's species]] and 3 playable members of [[Rayman's species]], Teensies seem to be the majority with 11 playable characters.
 
 
 
Unlike the [[Red Wizard]]s, whose devotion to the [[Polokus|Bubble Dreamer]] is exaggerated, the Teensies coexist with him in a more fraternal and casual way, as at the beginning of the story, [[Rayman]], [[Globox]], the [[Grand Minimus]] and the [[Goth Teensie]] can be seen taking a nap at [[the Snoring Tree]] with the [[Polokus|Bubble Dreamer]]. The big noses of the Teensies are revealed to have a real purpose; as the [[Polokus|Bubble Dreamer]] has certain appreciation for the music created with snores, he decided to create the Teensies with big nostrils, not only to perceive the harmony of the magic, but also to perform schnoz-ballads to entertain him.
 
 
 
Some characters from [[Rayman 1|the original ''Rayman'' game]] whose species were undefined by then were turned into Teensies, such as [[the Magician]] and [[the Photographer]];the last one was cut from [[Rayman Origins|the final version of the game]].
 
 
 
==In ''[[Rayman Legends]]''==
 
[[File:Legends end level.jpg|320px|thumb|left|Teensies, as they appear in ''[[Rayman Legends]]''.]]
 
Teensies make a return in ''[[Rayman Legends]]''. Some returning Teensies such as the [[Grand Minimus]] and the [[Goth Teensy]] make a return as playable characters, but this time, many other Teensies (some of them being represented as generic [[Green Teensie]]s) take the role of victims who were caught by evil creatures, and up to ten of them must be saved on each level by [[Rayman]] and his friends. These Teensies are scattered everywhere across the levels, and while some of them are easy to find, two Teensies, a King and a Queen are hidden in secret areas that require the team of heroes to beat certain tasks, like kicking a soccer ball or jumping on platforms. Teensies assume the role of the [[Electoon]]s from [[Rayman 1|the original ''Rayman'' game]] and ''[[Rayman Origins]]'', in a similar way how they did in previous games like ''[[Rayman 2]]'' and ''[[Rayman 3]]''. This is the first [[Rayman (series)|''Rayman'' game]] to fully introduce a wide variation of Teensie families, including females and children. 
 
 
 
There are a total of 700 Teensies to be saved in the game, and once they are all free, the player is rewarded with 150,000 [[Lum (UbiArt games)|Lums]], plus a playable [[The Golden Teensy|golden Teensie]] is unlocked. Each Teensie gives the player 25 [[Lum (UbiArt games)|Lums]] when he or she is rescued, while Kings and Queens also give the players a [[heart]] each in all levels in which ten Teensies need to be rescued. When the player revisits a level, any Teensie that has already been rescued appears golden, but they will still give [[Lum (UbiArt games)|Lums]] when they are rescued again; the Kings and Queens stand outside their respective rooms appearing normal, but are found golden if the players revisit the rooms.
 
 
 
===In ''[[Rayman Adventures]]''===
 
[[File:Wild,Wild East 13.PNG|320px|thumb|right|A Teensie attached to a rocket in an exploration level.]]
 
Teensies appear in ''[[Rayman Adventures]]'', both as playable characters and as victims the player has to rescue in various levels. Teensies usually appear in exploration levels, either in [[cage]]s, tied to ropes, being held by enemies or on rockets. Sometimes there's a time limit in which the player has to rescue the Teensies, most notably in the time levels, but also in various exploration levels such as when the Teensies are attached to rockets.
 
 
 
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== In ''[[Rayman Mini]]'' ==
 
The [[Flaming Teensy]] can be seen in the trailer where he casts a spell on [[Rayman]], making him shrink in size. The premise of the game is that [[Rayman]] must traverse the available worlds to find a way to reverse the spell. While the intro is never shown in the game, the Flaming Teensy is the final boss, appearing in the very last level.
 
 
 
==Notable Teensies==
 
*[[Grand Minimus]]
 
*[[Otto Psi]]
 
*[[Roméo Patti]]
 
*[[Gonzo]]
 
*[[The Magician]]
 
 
 
==Teensie varieties==
 
*[[Tufkin]]
 
*[[Sylkin]]
 
*[[Griskin]]
 
*[[Nookin]]
 
*[[Teensie doctor]]
 
*[[Mini-copter]]
 
*[[Murkin]]
 
 
 
<div><ul>
 
<li style="display: inline-block;"> [[File:TeensiensCA.jpg|frame|left|Concept art for various Teensies.]] </li>
 
<li style="display: inline-block;"> [[File:Variety Teensies.jpg|frame|left|Some of the various Teensies found in [[cage]]s in ''[[Rayman 3]]''.]] </li>
 
<li style="display: inline-block;"> [[File:RRR GBA Teensies.png|frame|left|class=sprite|Two Teensies in [[Rayman Raving Rabbids (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman Raving Rabbids'']].]] </li>
 
</ul></div>
 
 
 
==Trivia==
 
*At [[Rayman 2 (early production)|an early stage in the development of ''Rayman 2'']], the Teensies were named the '''Smallbeings'''.
 
*After beating [[the Canopy]], [[Uglette]], [[Globox]], [[Hardrox]] and some of [[Globox]]'s [[Baby Globox|sons and daughters]] can be found at [[Globox's House]]. Upon speaking to [[Globox]], he tells [[Rayman]] that he can sleep easy now. He also tells [[Rayman]] that the Teensies found a little cave down his well, which leads to [[Whale Bay]], [[Skull Cave]] and [[the Sanctuary of Stone and Fire]]. However, though the subtitles read 'Teensies', [[Globox]] actually says 'the little ones'.
 
*In the Japanese version of ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'', every Teensie has a pair of bug-like blue eyes.
 
*In ''[[Rayman 3]]'', it was originally intended to implement a joke of Teensies being under effects of drugs. This was dropped in order to keep the game in a low age rating.<ref>''[[L'Histoire de Rayman]]'', Chapter 4 - Rayman 3 : Hoodlum Havoc, Rayman without Michel Ancel</ref>
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 22:35, 4 December 2020

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Marsh mosquito
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Appears in Rayman 3
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Marsh mosquitoes[1] are creatures which appear in Rayman 3 in the Bog of Murk. They can be found flying around in swarms, mainly around sources of light. Their appearance has a close resemblance to Lums.

Notes

  1. This name is not official, for the real one is unknown.