|Appears in||Rayman 2, Rayman Revolution|
Eig is a very mysterious character from Rayman 2, also known as the Swamp Monster. He is sometimes mistaken for Jano, the Guardian of the Cave of Bad Dreams, but he is actually a different character. According to the Knowledge of the World, he is a creation of Polokus, and he spends his time getting drunk on the fermented swamp-waters of the Marshes of Awakening.
In Rayman Revolution, Eig distinctly appears when traveling across the Marshes of Awakening. While he seems to follow Rayman and Sssssam, he is quite pacific and doesn't attack them. Although contact with Eig will cause Rayman to lose his hold on Sssssam and fall into the swamp-water, it is unclear whether or not this is Eig's intention.
In the Dreamcast version of Rayman 2, Eig can be seen for a split second as Rayman enters the second area of the Marshes of Awakening, and he sometimes appears in the swampy area near the beginning of the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava. You see his eyes just after you helicopter down from getting the second Green Lum in the level. There's a secondary branch of the main one to see eig. Without falling into the water, you can slowly approach him. The camera gets to an angle where you can't see what your doing, so you can't see what you're doing. You can see with first-person view. When you get close enough to Eig, blue sparks similar to a portal to theHall of Doors appear signifying that Rayman is close enough to almost be ate, but will not be.