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[[File:Example.jpg|thumb|Rayman encounters a caterpillar.]]
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{{Enemy
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| Name = Caterpillar
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| image = [[File:ShadowCreature.jpg|320px|''Caterpillar'']]
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| alignment = Bad
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| appears in = ''[[Rayman 2]]'', [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|''Rayman 3'' (Game Boy Advance)]]
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| location = [[The Fairy Glade]], [[the Cave of Bad Dreams]], [[the Sanctuary of Stone and Fire]], [[the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava]], [[beneath the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava]]
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| resistance = [[Image:Lifebar1.png|''1 HP'']]
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| attacks = Contact
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| species = Nightmare of [[Polokus]]
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}}
  
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{{quote|text=We can no longer even keep track of all the sinister results provoked by the arrival of [[Robo-Pirate Army|the pirates]]: disturbances in overall harmony, the proliferation of [[piranha]]s, [[Spider (Rayman 2)‎|giant spiders]] and [[Caterpillar (disambiguation)|caterpillars]], etc...|sign=Manual|source=''[[Rayman 2]]''}}
  
''“We can no longer even keep track of all the sinister results provoked by the arrival of [[Robo-Pirate Army|the pirates]] : disturbances in overall harmony, the proliferation of [[piranha]]s, [[spider|giant spiders]] and '''caterpillars''', etc....''
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'''Caterpillars''' are enemies encountered in ''[[Rayman 2]]'' and [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']].
”'' —''Rayman 2'' manual (PC version)
 
  
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==Description==
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[[Caterpillar (disambiguation)|Caterpillars]] are Nightmares of [[Polokus]]. Two distinct types of caterpillar are known to exist: The big ones and [[Baby caterpillar|the small ones]].
  
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The body of the caterpillars are composed of multiple segments joined together in a line, like [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterpillar their real-world counterparts]. Those segments appear as round puffs of darkness. On their head, they have malevolent-looking yellow eyes.
  
'''Caterpillars''' are a common type of minor enemy encountered by [[Rayman]] on his adventures, most notably during the events of ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape]]''. It is unknown whether they have any connection to the [[Squab]]s, another species of caterpillar found in [[the Glade of Dreams|Rayman's world]], or whether either species of caterpillar bears any connection to the [[popolopoï‎]] or the [[tribelle]]s, two species of butterfly native to the Glade of Dreams.
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==In ''[[Rayman 2]]''==
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In the time leading up to the events of this game, caterpillars 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-Pirate]]s.
  
==Description==
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[[Rayman]] confronts them in [[the Fairy Glade]], in [[the Cave of Bad Dreams]], in [[the Sanctuary of Stone and Fire]], in [[the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava]] and [[beneath the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava]].
Caterpillars are dark, shadowy creatures which appear to be made of smoke or some kind of gas; their shape is loosely based upon that of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterpillar their real-world counterparts]. All caterpillars have malevolent-looking white eyes, though occasionally a caterpillar of the second type is found to have yellow eyes instead. They are capable of at least limited flight, and they will attack Rayman upon sight. In the time leading up to the events of ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape|Rayman 2]]'', caterpillars began to proliferate as a result of the interference of [[Robo-Pirate Army|the Robo-Pirates]], possibly as a result of their pollution or their destruction of [[the Heart of the World]].
 
  
Two distinct types of caterpillar are known to exist. The first type that [[Rayman]] will encounter are the smaller ones. These appear as small, round puffs of darkness; their bodies are composed of only one segment. In short, they resemble the disembodies heads of the second type of caterpillar. These caterpillars 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. They attack by flying directly towards [[Rayman]]; if they succeed in hitting him, he will lose a small amount of health and the caterpillar 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.
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Caterpillars often move in swarms; each caterpillar has a unique route which it patrols endlessly, unless it catches sight of an intruder. They move by crawling and leaping. They produce strange sounds, similar to the hissings of a snake. They attack [[Rayman]] by jumping on him, but they cannot survive a single [[shot]] from his [[magic fist]].  
  
The second type of caterpillars are the large ones. These are similar to the first type, but they are much longer; their bodies are composed of multiple segments joined together in a line, like a real-world caterpillar, whereas the small ones' bodies contain only a single segment. Like the small caterpillars, they often move in packs; each caterpillar has a unique route which it patrols endlessly, unless it catches sight of an intruder. The large caterpillars do not appear to be able to fly as well as the small ones; their movements are more like leaps and bounds. They attack Rayman by jumping on him, and do not die upon impact, but like the small ones they cannot survive a single [[shot]] from Rayman's magic fist. They are sometimes found emerging from cracks in stone walls or floors; in these cases, any caterpillar killed by Rayman is quickly replaced by another.
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Caterpillars are sometimes found emerging from cracks in stone walls or floors; in these cases, any caterpillar killed by [[Rayman]] is quickly replaced by another.
  
The large caterpillars are also seen in various levels in [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']]; unlike those in ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape|Rayman 2]]'', these caterpillars do not die when hit, but rather, their eyes turn red, and they shrink to the size of a small caterpillar and fall to the ground, where they remain, trembling. They can then be picked up by [[Rayman]] as if they were [[keg]]s, [[Magic Sphere]]s or [[plum]]s; however, this action serves no practical purpose within the game. These caterpillars get killed and splattered if they fall into lava or spikes, or if [[Rayman]] picks them up and throws them into a hard surface or other creature. If left lying on the ground for a while, they can recover themselves.
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<gallery widths="320px" heights="240px">
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Caterpillar (Dreamcast).png|In the Dreamcast version, the eyes of the caterpillars are less malevolent-looking.
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R2TGE-PC-TheSanctuaryOfRockAndLava-HallOfDoors.jpg|A caterpillar is used to symbolise [[the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava]] in [[the Hall of Doors]].
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BigShadowCreatures2.jpg|A swarm of caterpillars in [[the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava]].
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</gallery>
  
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==In ''[[Rayman Revolution]]''==
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[[File:BossChenille.JPG|thumb|320px|[[Boss Chenille]].]]
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In ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'', the PlayStation 2 version 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 [[baby caterpillar]]s' ones.
  
[[File:Unavngivet.jpg|thumb|left|[[Boss Chenille]]]]
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[[Boss Chenille]] is found in a room in [[the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava]]. It is summoned by [[Rayman]] performing a [[Rain Dance]] on what looks like a greyish version of one of the [[Magic Sphere]]s' bases. When this is done, it emits a beam of light towards another such base. When [[Rayman]] [[Magic fist|shoots]] it, it too emits a beam of light towards another base. After [[Magic fist|shooting]] several more bases, the beam of light has finished its circumnavigation of the chamber; a door opens, and [[Boss Chenille]] enters.
  
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When [[Rayman]] strikes [[Boss Chenille]] with his [[magic fist]], a red [[baby caterpillar]] splits away from its body. When the hero shoots it, it splits into five black [[baby caterpillar]]s. 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 [[baby caterpillar]]s. When this final form is defeated, [[Boss Chenille]] vanishes for good.
  
[[File:SmallShadowCreature.png|thumb|A couple of small caterpillars attack Rayman]]
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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 [[baby caterpillar]]s from its body. All of this led to speculation that [[Boss Chenille]] may be the progenitor or ‘mother’ of the [[Caterpillar (disambiguation)|caterpillar]] species, in addition to the speculation that it is their leader.
  
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==In [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']]==
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Caterpillars are also seen in various levels in [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']]; unlike those in ''[[Rayman 2]]'', these caterpillars do not die when hit, but rather, their eyes turn red, and they shrink to the size of a [[baby caterpillar]] and fall to the ground, where they remain, trembling. They can then be picked up by [[Rayman]] as if they were [[keg]]s, [[Magic Sphere]]s or [[plum]]s; however, this action serves no practical purpose within the game. These caterpillars splatter if they fall into lava or spikes, or if [[Rayman]] picks them up and throws them into a hard surface or other creature. If left lying on the ground for a while, they can recover themselves.
  
[[File:Caterpillar_R3_GBA_1.PNG|thumb|right|A large caterpillar in [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']]]]
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<gallery widths="240" heights="160px" class="sprite">
[[File:Caterpillar_R3_GBA_2.PNG|thumb|right|An injured caterpillar, lying on the ground]]
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Caterpillar_R3_GBA_1.PNG|A caterpillar in [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']].
[[File:Caterpillar_R3_GBA_3.PNG|thumb|right|Rayman picks up an injured caterpillar]]
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Caterpillar_R3_GBA_2.PNG|An injured caterpillar, lying on the ground.
[[File:Caterpillar_R3_GBA_4.PNG|thumb|right|Caterpillars splatter when thrown]]
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Caterpillar_R3_GBA_3.PNG|[[Rayman]] picking up an injured caterpillar.
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Caterpillar_R3_GBA_4.PNG|Caterpillars splatter when thrown.
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</gallery>
  
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==Trivia==
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*Caterpillars bear resemblance to the [[Rayman M#The weapons|Buzz Rockets]] of ''[[Rayman M]]'', and may have inspired their design.
  
==[[Boss Chenille]]==
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{{R2enemies}}
In ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'', the PlayStation 2 remake of ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape|Rayman 2]]'', a new boss named [[Boss Chenille]] is introduced. Boss Chenille is found in a room in [[the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava]] (whose name is switched with that of [[Beneath the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava]] in this version). Boss Chenille is summoned by Rayman performing a [[raindance]] on what looks like a greyish version of one of the [[Magic Sphere]]s' bases. When this is done, it emits a beam of light towards another such base. When Rayman [[shot|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. 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 their leader. Boss Chenille looks just like one of the large caterpillars, but with some significant differences: whereas they are a purplish-black in colour, Boss Chenille is blood-red; Boss Chenille is also somewhat larger. When Rayman strikes Boss Chenille with his magic fist, its health meter decreases, and a caterpillar splits away from its body. Boss Chenille spawns both small and large caterpillars in this fashion; these too must all be defeated in order to fully deplete Boss Chenille's health. 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 small caterpillars. When this final form is defeated, Boss Chenille vanishes like any other cat
 
erpillar.
 
  
The manner in which [[Boss Chenille]] spawns normal caterpillars from its body during the battle has led to speculation that it may be the progenitor or ‘mother’ of the entire caterpillar species, in addition to the speculation that it is their leader.
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[[fr:Chenille géante]]
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[[pl:Zmutowane gąsienice]]
  
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Latest revision as of 05:49, 2 March 2018

Caterpillar
Caterpillar
Alignment Bad

Appears in Rayman 2, Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)
Location The Fairy Glade, the Cave of Bad Dreams, the Sanctuary of Stone and Fire, the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava, beneath the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava

Portrayed by {{{portrayed by}}}

Resistance 1 HP
Attacks Contact

Sex {{{sex}}}
Species Nightmare of Polokus

Relatives {{{relatives}}}
We can no longer even keep track of all the sinister results provoked by the arrival of the pirates: disturbances in overall harmony, the proliferation of piranhas, giant spiders and caterpillars, etc...
—Manual, Rayman 2

Caterpillars are enemies encountered in Rayman 2 and the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3.

Description

Caterpillars are Nightmares of Polokus. Two distinct types of caterpillar are known to exist: The big ones and the small ones.

The body of the caterpillars are composed of multiple segments joined together in a line, like their real-world counterparts. Those segments appear as round puffs of darkness. On their head, they have malevolent-looking yellow eyes.

In Rayman 2

In the time leading up to the events of this game, caterpillars 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 Fairy Glade, in the Cave of Bad Dreams, in the Sanctuary of Stone and Fire, in the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava and beneath the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava.

Caterpillars often move in swarms; each caterpillar has a unique route which it patrols endlessly, unless it catches sight of an intruder. They move by crawling and leaping. They produce strange sounds, similar to the hissings of a snake. They attack Rayman by jumping on him, but they cannot survive a single shot from his magic fist.

Caterpillars are sometimes found emerging from cracks in stone walls or floors; in these cases, any caterpillar killed by Rayman is quickly replaced by another.

In Rayman Revolution

In Rayman Revolution, the PlayStation 2 version 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 baby caterpillars' ones.

Boss Chenille is found in a room in the Sanctuary of Rock and 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 baby caterpillar splits away from its body. When the hero shoots it, it splits into five black baby caterpillars. 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 baby caterpillars. 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 baby caterpillars from its body. All of this led to speculation that Boss Chenille may be the progenitor or ‘mother’ of the caterpillar species, in addition to the speculation that it is their leader.

In the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3

Caterpillars are also seen in various levels in the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3; unlike those in Rayman 2, these caterpillars do not die when hit, but rather, their eyes turn red, and they shrink to the size of a baby caterpillar and fall to the ground, where they remain, trembling. They can then be picked up by Rayman as if they were kegs, Magic Spheres or plums; however, this action serves no practical purpose within the game. These caterpillars splatter if they fall into lava or spikes, or if Rayman picks them up and throws them into a hard surface or other creature. If left lying on the ground for a while, they can recover themselves.

Trivia