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Dark Rayman in Rayman Origins.

Dark Rayman
(also known as Fake Rayman, Bad Rayman, Evil Rayman, Shadow Rayman, Raymesis or Anti-Rayman) is an enemy who first appeared in Rayman. He is an evil clone of Rayman, created by Mr. Dark, and looks just like him, except he has yellow glowing eyes, pupils that are a darker yellow, and darker features and clothes.

It could be possible that Mr. Dark is Dark Rayman's father, due to the fact that Mr. Dark created this clone. It is unknown if Rayman and Dark Rayman are siblings in general, however.


In Rayman, he appeared on the second level of Candy Chateau after Mr Dark summons him, where he would copy every move Rayman made. If he touched Rayman, he would kill him instantly (Dark Rayman would also die). He could be defeated by reaching the exit before he did, which would cause him to collapse and die. It is possible however to do the entire level without having to worry about him chasing you. In order to accomplish this, the player would merely need to jump over the activation spark at the start of the level, preventing Dark Rayman from spawning at all- however this is only possible in the Playstation version.


Rayman confronts Dark Rayman

In Rayman 1 for the Gameboy Color, he appeared on the third level of the Arcane Forest, where he would do exactly the same thing. There was a rare glitch which caused him to disappear if he was too far off-screen. Dark Rayman has a different appearance though. His skin color was brown, he has purple hair, golden shoes and gloves, and a purple neckerchief and shirt with the "O" on it, but sometimes makes it a lighter purple.

Rayman Arena (possibly a separate character)

Dark Rayman

Dark Rayman in, Rayman Arena.

In Rayman Arena, his appearance was much different. He had red eyes, matching gloves, and hair (or yellow-ish blonde or orange-ish blonde), orange shoes with white areas one of them a shoe strap on top, and a black shirt (looks mostly a dark grape purple or violet), with an white X on it. He is the main antagonist of the game and appears as the enemy in all of the bonus levels.

His character is first established in the Master League, where the player must defeat him in all modes of the game. Once he was defeated, his costume could be unlocked as a skin for Rayman.

Rayman Origins

He appears as an unlockable costume for Rayman in Rayman Origins. 220 Electoons are needed before he becomes available for use. After him is the last, and possibly his sidekick, skin Glombrox. He retains most of his original colouring.

When Dark Rayman speaks to the Bubble Dreamer, he makes fun of his ugliness, and blames that on Mr. Dark from the first game. Also, The Bubble Dreamer nicknames him DarkRay. This is the first video game to allow Dark Rayman to be playable. Dark Rayman never appeared as the main villain (or even a minor one) in the game, and didn't copy Rayman.

Rayman Legends


Dark Rayman as "Raymesis"

Dark Rayman appears in Rayman Legends reprising his role of an antagonistic shadow. In certain Invaded levels, players will have to deal with him following them and mimicking their every move, forcing them to keep moving. Touching him means instant death again as well. He functions very similarly to his first appearance. In this particular incarnation, he is completely blacked out, with only glowing yellow eyes. If there are more than one players, Dark Rayman will copy the leading player's movements.

He is also an unlockable character as he was in Origins, retaining his appearance from said game. However, he is renamed "Raymesis".


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