Count Razoff

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Count Razoff
Alignment Bad

Appears in R3
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Sex Male
Species Unknown (similar to to the Grub race from The Animated Series)
Status Boss

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Count Razoff is a boss from Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. He is a tall green reptile (with a similar appearance to the Grub race from the animated series) that lives in a mansion in the Bog of Murk. Dressed in a red and gold outfit, he sports a shotgun which shoots arrows at any intruders that dares to enter his mansion. He is a hunter, and throughout the mansion there are taxidermies of all of the animals that he had hunted. He has a bust of Sssam in his mansion; whether Razoff has killed him or not remains to be seen.


Biography

Count Razoff is the son of Count Zaroff, and the grandson of Nimrod and Artemis. He claims to hold the chair of Cynegenics at the University of Tyr-Kainkou.

All of Razoff's family's names are references to hunting. A hunter named General Zaroff appears in the short story, The Most Dangerous Game, the plot of which bears some resemblance to Rayman's encounter with Razoff in the Bog of Murk. In the Old Testament, Nimrod, who was said to be responsible for the construction of the Tower of Babel, is referred to as "a mighty hunter before the Lord". And in Greek mythology, Artemis was the goddess of hunting (it is, however, unknown if this reference to a goddess is of any real significance or connection to other deities of the Glade of Dreams such as Polokus).

Count Razoff's Mansion

Razoff's Mansion is located into the the Bog of Murk. It is very large and classical Mansion with many statues (for example a statue of Sssssam). There are also a few creatures captured into his mansion, if you liberate those beings they'll give you red lums.

Relations to other characters

Begoniax - Begoniax seems to have a crush on him for unexplained reasons.

Globox - Razoff once tried to kill Globox, who ended up in the mansion by mistake, after the Teensie Highway was broken.

Rayman - Razoff tried to kill Rayman after he came into Razoff's castle attempting to save Globox.

The Hoodlums - The Hoodlums are Razoff's enemies too. When Globox ended up in the mansion, André ended there too, which means that Razoff actually held André captured, and the Hoodlums were trying to get him back. In the Rayman 3 minigame, Commando, the player controls Razoff as he fends off trespassing Hoodlums. In another minigame, Razoff Circus, the player controls him to shoot targets at pictures of enemies such as Rayman and Globox, and the Hoodlums.