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Alignment Neutral

Appears in Rayman 2, Rayman Revolution, Rayman 3 (GBA)
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Sex Male
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Status Guardian

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Jano (commonly known as the Guardian of the Cave of Bad Dreams) is a character from Rayman 2: The Great Escape and the GameBoy Advance version of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. He is the Guardian of the Cave of Bad Dreams, and it is his job to make sure that the nightmares of Polokus are kept locked away in there. Jano also keeps an eye on Polokus' treasure.


Jano is a larger version of the one eyed, fire breathing monsters that dwell in the Cave of Bad Dreams and the Sanctuary of Stone and Fire, only that he carries a stick with a skull on top, and that he wears a magician's hat identical to Polokus' hat.


Jano is a fierce but wise creature, with the ability to read one's mind, make floating skulls appear, and change his own size. As a guardian, he will ward off anyone that doesn't know the name of the Cave of Bad Dreams. Although he's an ally of Rayman in general, he challenges Rayman to find the treasure that is hidden deep in the cave in Rayman 2, and offers it to him upon his defeat. He can tell whether or not one is greedy, so he rewards Rayman with the Elixir of Life for refusing to take the treasure. Jano appeared again in the GameBoy Advance version of Rayman 3, where he was the boss of the Haunted Dreams area.

Glitch with shrinked Jano.


There is one interesting glitch with Jano's character in at least PC version of Rayman 2: The Great Escape. If we will come again to the Marshes of Awakening after beating the Cave of Bad Dreams, then we can see a little Jano over water, just on left side from place, where Rayman appears after choosing this level.