|Appears in||Rayman 2, Rayman Arena, Rayman 3, Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge, Rayman Raving Rabbids (GBA), Rayman Kart, Rayman Origins|
Figures. They're raiding the Fairy Council! Enough is enough. I was told that after Rayman 2 I'd be cast as a tormented artist who falls for a girl with great big... uh, eyes. And here I am, playing sidekick again in a low-budget flick. Yeesh!—Murfy, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
A ridiculous, pretentious greenbottle. Despite his stupidity, this upstart has succeeded in landing the role of coach – the only explanation for which is a disgraceful bit of string-pulling!*—Manual, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
Murfy (sometimes spelt Murphy, and known as JM Murphy in Rayman Arena) is a character who made his début in Rayman 2: The Great Escape and its remakes, and later appears in Rayman Arena as a reporter, and reprises his role as Rayman's coach for a short while in Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. His nickname is ‘The Flying Encyclopedia’, and it is his job to provide as much information about the world to Rayman as he can, as well as teaching him how to train and perform his moves. In the PlayStation version of Rayman 2 his role is taken by Ly the Fairy, and other greenbottles are often found in cages.
Murfy is a small flying creature with a green head, and despite his frog-like appearance, he is actually a greenbottle, a sort of fly, as revealed in the instruction booklet of Rayman 3. He always sports a huge cheesy grin showing large teeth, and is always dressed in green, yellow and purple clothes, almost identical of those of the Grand Minimus Teensies. In Rayman Arena, he takes on the role of a reporter, and pesters the competitors between their matches. In his appearance in Rayman 3 he has undergone a number of changes, such as his hands and eyes, which are now much bigger than in Rayman 2, and his wings have become more fly-like. His clothes have also been slightly changed, notably his shoes which are elf-like. He also appears to have fingers and legs now, unlike the previous game.
In all versions of Rayman 2 (except for the PlayStation and Game Boy Color versions), Murfy seems to be an innocent character that serves as a guide for Rayman, giving him instructions on how to pull off his moves while going through the Woods of Light. All around the world there are Stones of Thought. If Rayman stands next to one of these for a while and thinks, Murfy will come back to him and repeat his instructions.
Murfy's job as an instructor is a little more looked into at the beginning of Rayman Revolution, as there is an extra stage after the Woods of Light in which he along with a baby Globox teaches Rayman how to swim and how to shoot, using a scarecrow as his first target.
In Rayman Arena (but not Rayman M), Murfy appears and takes on the role of a 'Special Reporter', who pesters the characters between their competitive matches like a stereotypical paparazzo. At the end of the game, the characters grow tired of him and beat him up. His name appears as 'JM Murphy' in this game.
Murfy later appears in Rayman 3, and this time he carries a Manual (a purple booklet with a picture of the original Rayman's face on it and the circle on the front of Rayman's torso on the inside), which he reads from instead of passing his own knowledge to Rayman. He develops a more cocky personality than before, and often rants about how he is stuck with being a sidekick, as well as giving witty comments and sarcastic remarks about the Manual as Rayman goes through the Fairy Council. In this game, he is voiced by Billy West, who had also voiced Rayman in The Animated Series four years earlier, as well as voicing Murfy in Rayman Arena. Unlike Rayman 2, in which he can appear anywhere in the game which has a Stone of Thought, Murfy leaves the player at the Heart of the World, promising to “See you in Rayman 4!”.
Murfy makes his first chronological appearence in Rayman Origins, after Rayman and his friends escape from their cage at the Snoring Tree and break the Bubble Dreamer's cage by pulling his beard. His role in the game is to stay with the Bubble Dreamer at the Snoring Tree and tell the heroes to get some Electoons to restore the energy that the Bubble Dreamer lost. Murfy's personality in this game is no longer sarcastic, and seems to act happy and innocent as he did in games before Rayman 3. In this game, he meets Rayman for the first time, and without asking his name, he just calls him "slap-happy hero".
Murfy also makes brief appearances in many handheld Rayman games, such as Rayman 3 for the GBA and Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge, in which he relates the games' instructions as before. In the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman Raving Rabbids, he is sent to help Rayman escape from his cell. He appears also in Rayman Kart for counting laps and putting unfortunate racers back on the track.
- Although Murfy is in the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman Raving Rabbids as a guide, his face can also be seen in the 'Shoot a Rabbid' minigame.
- In Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party, Murfy has the default third highest score on each minigame, scoring 6000 on each.
- The worms in the minigame Bunnies don't use Toothpaste in Rayman Raving Rabbids have a resembelence to Murfy.
|Characters from Rayman 2|
|Friends from Rayman 2|
|Rayman • Globox • Murfy • Baby Globoxes • Grand Minimus • Teensies • Ly • Ssssam • Bzzit • Polokus • Clark • Carmen • Umber • Uglette|
|Bosses from Rayman 2|
|Axel • Jano • Ninjaws • Boss Biditank • Spyglass Pirate • Boss Chenille • Foutch • Clark • Grolem 13 • Grolgoth • Admiral Razorbeard|