The magic fist an ability used by Rayman in Rayman 2. Once granted the magic fist, Rayman can generate and throw glowing spheres of energy from his hands. It replaces the telescopic fist that was used in the first game. The magic fist is used primarily to defeat enemies, but it is also used for various other purposes, such as grabbing Purple Lums, activating switches, moving plums and so on. At the beginning of Rayman 2, Rayman gains the power of the magic fist by absorbing a Silver Lum given to him by Globox, who in turn received it from Ly the Fairy. Rayman's first act with the magic fist is to break through a sparadrap-reinforced wall, allowing him and Globox to escape from their cell onboard the Buccaneer, the Robo-Pirates' prison ship.
In Rayman Revolution, the Silver Lum delivered by Globox restores Rayman's telescopic fist instead. Rayman then uses his telescopic fist to escape from the Buccaneer, and continues to use it throughout the Woods of Light, the first level of the game. At the end of the level, the Grand Minimus gives him another Silver Lum from Ly; this one grants Rayman the magic fist power, and he keeps it for the duration of the game.
The manuals for both The Great Escape and Revolution contain a short story detailing how Rayman came to be captured by the Robo-Pirates shortly before the beginning of the game. According to this story, Rayman lost most of his powers, including the magic fist, when the Robo-Pirates destroyed the Heart of the World. This indicates that Rayman first received the magic fist at some point between the events of Rayman 2 and the previous game, and that he was already acquainted with the ability by the time he regained it at the beginning of Rayman 2.
In Rayman M, Rayman Arena and Rayman Rush, all characters possess the ability of the magic fist, with the main function to trigger switches and grab onto Purple Lums. In the PlayStation version, it has the extra function of freezing an opponent when hit.
Rayman's shooting is upgraded two times by Ly as Rayman progresses through his adventure, from white, to blue, to yellow. He can have an extra upgrade if he collects a Power Fist, which lasts for 3 hits, after which his fists will return white again. This makes Rayman's fist at its full potential as long as he collects them by finding them in a level, or winning a bonus level. In Revolution, Rayman can also visit the Magic Well to gain more powers such as rebounding off walls and enemies and gaining accumulation.