Baby caterpillar

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  • This article is about the enemies in Rayman 2. For the species of moskitoes in Rayman's universe, see Mosquito.
Mosquito
Mosquito
Alignment Bad

Appears in Rayman 2
Location The Fairy Glade, the Sanctuary of Stone and Fire, the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava, beneath the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava

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Resistance 1 HP
Attacks Contact

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Species Nightmares of Polokus

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Mosquitoes[1] are enemies encountered in Rayman 2.

Description

Mosquitoes are Nightmares of Polokus.

They appear as small, round puffs of darkness, with malevolent-looking white eyes. They are constantly in flight, but never more than a short way above the ground. They can be heard before being seen, as they produce a high-pitched buzzing noise, similar to that of a fly or their real-world counterparts.

Mosquitoes always move in swarms. They attack by flying directly towards Rayman. If a mosquito succeeds in hitting him, the hero will lose a small amount of health and the mosquito will die upon impact. However, their tendency to appear in precarious places (such as above water or lava) can make them very dangerous for Rayman, as their weak attacks are still enough to make him lose his balance.

In Rayman 2

A group of mosquitoes attack Rayman.

In the time leading up to the events of this game, mosquitoes were among the Nightmares of Polokus who managed to escape the Cave of Bad Dreams after the destruction of the Heart of the World by the Robo-Pirates.

Rayman confronts them in the Sanctuary of Stone and Fire, in the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava and beneath the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava. They also appear in the secret area of the Fairy Glade that is accessed through the Echoing Caves.

In Rayman Revolution

In the PlayStation 2 remake of Rayman 2, a new boss named Boss Chenille is introduced. It looks just like a normal caterpillar, but with some significant differences: whereas they are a purplish-black in colour, Boss Chenille is blood-red; Boss Chenille is also somewhat larger, and it eyes are identical to the mosquitoes' ones.

Boss Chenille is found in a room in the Sanctuary of Lava. It is summoned by Rayman performing a rain dance on what looks like a greyish version of one of the Magic Spheres' bases. When this is done, it emits a beam of light towards another such base. When Rayman shoots it, it too emits a beam of light towards another base. After shooting several more bases, the beam of light has finished its circumnavigation of the chamber; a door opens, and Boss Chenille enters.

When Rayman strikes Boss Chenille with his magic fist, a red mosquito splits away from its body. When the hero shoots him, he splits into five black mosquitoes. When they are killed, Boss Chenille's health meter decreases. As the battle wears on, the segments of Boss Chenille's body slowly disappear; by the end, it resembles an enormous red version of one of the mosquitoes. When this final form is defeated, Boss Chenille vanishes for good.

The first clue as to Boss Chenille's identity is its name; Chenille is the French word for Caterpillar, while the name Boss implies that it may possibly be a leader. And during the battle, Boss Chenille spawns mosquitoes from its body. All of this led to speculation that Boss Chenille may be the progenitor or ‘mother’ of the caterpillar and mosquito species, in addition to the speculation that it is their leader.

References

  1. The name comes from the official guide Rayman 2.