- Rayman - The main protagonist of the Rayman series.
- Globox - A large blue glute and Rayman's best friend.
- The Teensies - Two Teensies; one runs and one rides on the runner's shoulders. They make similar noises to the Rabbids.
- Admiral Razorbeard - The main antagonist of Rayman 2 and leader of the robot-pirate army.
- Henchman 800 - One of Razorbeard's robot-pirate servants.
- Tily - A small fairy girl of possible relation to Ly. UNLOCKABLE
- Henchman 1000 - An older model of the robot-pirates. UNLOCKABLE
- Razorwife - Razorbeard's wife who is even more bossy and controlling than he is. UNLOCKABLE
- Dark Globox - Globox's evil counterpart who shares traits of The Tasmanian Devil. UNLOCKABLE Only on Nintendo Gamecube and Xbox.
- Globette - Globox's friend who is basically him with pink skin. UNLOCKABLE Only in Rayman Rush.
- Dark Rayman - Rayman's evil counterpart. He is not technically a character, as he is an unlockable skin for Rayman, however the game refers to him as Dark Rayman. UNLOCKABLE Only on Nintendo Gamecube and Xbox.
The game had two modes: Racing and Battling.
In Racing, the player must beat their opponent to the finish line, or beat the clock. There is a sub-mode called Lums Race where you must collect all the Lums in and beat your opponent in order to win the race. This is not in the Gamecube version.
In Battling, you could play Capture the Fly, where the point was to keep the large Lum behind you, Lum Capture, where you must collect as many Lums as possible, or Battle, where the player must battle on various stages using weapons. Capture the Fly is absent from the Gamecube version.
Each character seems to have an unlockable counterpart.
- Rayman: Dark Rayman (Tily in Rayman Rush)
- Globox: Dark Globox (Globette in Rayman Rush)
- Teensies: Tily
- Admiral Razorbeard: Razorwife
- Henchmen 800: Henchmen 1000
- Eddie Crew as Voice Director
- David Gasman as Rayman, Dark Rayman (Mac OS X/Xbox/Gamecube version)
- Cindy Lee Delong as Teensie 1
- Jodi Forrest as Tily, Razorwife
- Martial Le Minoux as Henchman 1000
- Joseph Sheridan as Globox, Henchman 800, Dark Globox (Xbox/Gamecube version)
- Ken Starcevic as Razorbeard, Teensie 2
- Billy West as Murfy
Rayman Rush is an on-foot racing game developed and published by Ubisoft, based on the Rayman universe. In many ways, it is like half of a port of Rayman Arena, featuring conversions of the same race tracks, the same introduction movie and also character theme songs (it, however, lacks the battles from M, and the character roster is different). It is a 1-2 player game, and each race has 2 characters running (1 in certain game modes). The game was released 4 months after Rayman M/Arena.  American boxart for Rayman Rush Added by Sabertooth1000000000==J.M. MurphySegments== Murfy appears in the Nintendo Gamecube version as well before each race or battle. He trespasses in a training room to explain the premise of the challenge, and eavesdrop on the competitors. After being discovered he is locked in and beaten by the characters in that room. He is referred to as J.M. Murphy.
- This is the first multiplayer Rayman game.
- The game was originally called Rayman M, however this was dropped in the American version as many people thought the M stood for Mature, although it stands for Multiplayer.
- It was, however, released as Rayman M in every country except the USA, France and Spain.
- Many characters in this game were not in Rayman 2.
- A sequel, Rayman Arena 2, is rumored and has yet to be confirmed