|Appears in||Rayman Origins, Rayman Jungle Run, Rayman Legends, Rayman Fiesta Run|
|Species||Nightmare of Polokus|
Darkroots, also known simply as Roots, are invincible enemies in Rayman Origins, Rayman Jungle Run, Rayman Legends and Rayman Fiesta Run. They, along with a group of nightmarish Darktoons and Psychlops are sent by a Granny from the Land of the Livid Dead to invade the Glade of Dreams. They are dark blue tentacle-like creatures, with tons of spikes and non-blinking eyes. They appear from nowhere, constantly growing and working as obstacles for Rayman and his friends.
In Rayman Origins and its spin-offs
They can be encountered as static obstacles, but some will bend in place, requiring careful and skilled movement in order to prevent contact being made, which will deal damage to the heroes. Some can even be seen emerging from the ground, and thus require good timing to avoid. They can also emerge and prevent backtracking in a level by blocking off areas once passed.
Darkroots can vary in appearance, while they all share a common tentacle-like shape, their colouration and detailing can differ. Darkroots can be found in black, grey and purple varieties, and some can be seen with appendages extruding from the main body. Red Darkroots, seemingly representing arteries, can be found inside El Stomacho in the level My Heartburn's for You.
In the levels where the Electoons build a bridge, they will scare off the Darkroots in the process.
A group of Darkroots, as seen in Rayman Origins.
The black variety of Darkroot can be seen in various levels, playing the same role as obstacles for Rayman to avoid.
In Rayman Legends and its spin-offs
Darkroots return, but with greater variations in appearance. They have spread throughout the Glade of Dreams during the 100 year nap that the heroes had taken between Rayman Origins and the game. They can be found in every world of the game, playing the same role as harmful obstacles that will try to damage the heroes by out-manoeuvring them.
Darkroots are green in this game, with yellow spikes, and unlike their Rayman Origins brethren, sport no eyes whatsoever. In the Back to Origins, the Darkroots are either the new green versions, or the Darkroots as they appeared in Tricky Winds. In Freaking Flipper, the Darkroots that appear resemble their original counterparts from Rayman Origins, but without the eyes.
Darkroots appear in levels with the same appearance they had in Rayman Origins. They play the same role as in past titles, where they will act as obstacles that will damage the hero should they come into contact with them.
|Enemies from Rayman Origins|
|General enemies||Darktoon • Psychlops • Lividstone • Darkblocker • Hunter • Bullet • Tentacle claw • Darkroot • Baby Piranhas • Helicopter bomb • Spiky bird • Flying creature • Spiky fish|
|Jibberish Jungle/Ticklish Temples||Spiky flower • Spiky platform • Big fly • Small fly|
|Desert of Dijiridoos/Grumbling Grottos||Red Bird • Helmet Bird • Blowing Bird • Small bird • Big bird • Spiky snake|
|Gourmand Land/Luscious Lakes||Spiky orange • Baby Dragon Waiter • Baby Dragon Chef • Fork • Dragonfly • Knife • Chilli Pepper • Spoon • Plomber|
|Sea of Serendipity/Angsty Abyss||Murray • Redfish • Jellyfish • Giant jellyfish • Sea anemone • Blowfish • Anglerfish • Stonefish • Swordfish • Flying fish • Ocean Spider|
|Mystical Pique||Stone man|
|Moody Clouds||Small mecha fly • Big mecha fly • Robot • Mecha fish|
|Land of the Livid Dead||Granny • Tulips|
|Scrapped enemies||Hunter Bird • Jalapeño King • Piranha • Scissor Bird • Soldier • Unibrow Steppe Moskito • Zombie Chicken|
|Enemies from Rayman Legends|
|General enemies||Tentacle Claw • Darkroot • Devilbob • Spiky flower • Darkblocker • Spiky snake • Lavaroot • Bullet • Flying sword • Dark Rayman|
|Teensies In Trouble||Lividstone • Dragon • Francky • Ghost • Blade • Carnivorous liana|
|Toad Story||Toad • Oger • Spiky bird • Red Toad|
|Fiesta de los Muertos||Mariachi • Baby Dragon Chef • Luchador • Small fly|
|20,000 Lums Under the Sea||Dark Sentry • Underwater Toad • Mecha Mini-Murray • Jellyfish • Spy Toad • Sharkman • Swordfish • Murray • Spiky fish|
|Olympus Maximus||Minotaur • Dark creature • Red Minotaur • Giant Minotaur • Dragon|
|Living Dead Party||Granny|