|Appears in||R3, Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge|
Bégoniax is a boss from Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. She is a stout, red-haired, dark-skinned sadomasochistic witch who wears a cauldron on her head. She lives in a hut in the Bog of Murk. She also appears as a boss in Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge, in the Bégoniax Bayou. She is obsessed with her own appearance, and her failed attempts to brew the ultimate beauty potion have left her both insane and hideous. It is unknown what she looked like before she began experimenting with these potions. When the men Bégoniax falls in love with reject her, she subjects them to her love potion, which transforms them into toads. She then breeds with these toads, producing so many tadpoles that she no longer knows what to do with them.
Role in the games
While Bégoniax was using an outhouse in the swamp near her home, Rayman suddenly falls in through its roof, teleported there by Otto Psi's office. Bégoniax mistakenly thinks that Rayman is spying on her. She calls him a pervert and storms off to her house, muttering angrily under her breath as Rayman tries to apologise, saying ‘I— I'm sorry, I— I didn't really mean to—’. Rayman then enters her home, where she challenges him to a fight around a huge cauldron full of a hot green love potion that temporarily turns anyone who touches it into a toad.
After the fight, she runs to her magic mirror, and stands on a tall chair in front of it, mockingly calling out to Rayman. When Rayman steps through the mirror, he finds himself teleported to another region of the Bog, where he eventually encounters and defeats Count Razoff in his mansion. Bégoniax then appears in Razoff's dungeon, possibly having come there via Razoff's own magic mirror. It is then revealed that Bégoniax is infatuated with Razofff; she is seen holding and caressing him, with Rayman and Globox witnessing. Telling him ‘Carry me off to your cells and lock me in!’ or ‘Whip me!’ Unfortunately Razoff does not reciprocate her feelings, and repeatedly tells her to ‘Let go!’ or ‘Girl, get off!’ as he tries to struggle free of her grip. She then carries him off. It is unknown what happens to Razoff immediately afterwards, but the minigame Crush, which presumably takes place after the main story, centres around Razoff using his wrecking ball to crush toads, which have apparently been proliferating in his dungeon since Bégoniax's arrival.
In the minigame Crush, which takes place after the events of Rayman 3, Bégoniax has cast a spell on Count Razoff's dungeon, causing toads to start multiplying within it. It is implied that these toads are Bégoniax's transformed lovers, or perhaps their offspring. The player must help Razoff to crush the toads with his wrecking ball. One of the toads is apparently a transformed Bégoniax, as it looks identical to how Bégoniax appears when Rayman splashes her own toad potion on her in their fight. However, this toad appears multiple times during the minigame, even after being crushed repeatedly, indicating that Bégoniax is not actually killed here.
Bégoniax is seen once more in Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge. This boss fight is very similar to the one in Rayman 3, though it takes place in a more open environment rather than circling a cauldron.
In the GBA version of Rayman 3, the character of Begoniax is ommitted, along with many other main characters from the main versions of the game. However, a level is named after her "Swamps of Begoniax". The character is directly referred to by Rayman during this level "Do you think [Globox] might have gone to Begoniax's marshes?" although she makes no physical appearance.
- Not counting the GBA version (which included Ly the Fairy), Begoniax has the honour of being the only major female character in Rayman 3 to be named and appear physically. There are only two other notable female characters in the game, being the Ludiv from The Fairy Council and Toots from Hoodlum Headquarters, the former was never named and the latter never appeared the flesh.