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* ''This article is about the pirates from [[Rayman 2: The Great Escape|Rayman 2]]. For the pirates from [[Rayman 1|Rayman]], see [[Pirate (Picture City)]].''
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* ''This article is about the pirates from ''[[Rayman 2]]''. For the pirates from [[Rayman 1|the original ''Rayman'' game]], see [[Pirate (Picture City)]].''
  
The '''''Robo-Pirates''''' (or '''''Henchmen''''') are an army of robotic pirates that invaded Rayman's world in Rayman 2. They all willingly serve [[Admiral Razorbeard]], but do seem to have their own personalities.  
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{{quote|text=[[Rayman]], look what the pirates have done to [[The Glade of Dreams|our world]]... A planet of anguish and pain, haunted by evil. A dark place, teeming with fierce monsters.|sign=[[Ly]] the Fairy|source=''[[Rayman 2]]''}}
==Appearance==
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The majority of the Henchmen are largely the same. Their head is like a metallic skull with an earring on one side, with a face like the front of a steam engine. Also, one eye is completely black, as if they have an eye patch. Their torso basically consists of a cube-like shape with a coloured vest on it. The vest is slightly torn at the bottom. They have two arms, both of which end in a cylinder-like structure. On one side, the cylinder is hollow - this is where they fire their bullets from. The other side has a large hook, which they often use for swiping at close range. Their two legs have striped pants that are similar to the vest in that they are torn at the bottom. Their feet are basically black shoes with gold-ish buckles on them.
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{{quote|text=As you know, the pirates broke [[the Heart of the World]] into [[Yellow Lum|pieces]]. They want to make us all slaves and keep all the riches to themselves. They are soulless monsters, good at only one thing: stealing our dreams that they will never share.|sign=[[The Knowledge of the World]]|source=''[[Rayman 2]]''}}
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[[Image:Pirate.jpg|thumb|right|A [[Red Henchman 800|red member]] of the Robo-Pirate army.]]
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The '''Robo-Pirates''' (or '''Henchmen''') are an army of spacefaring robotic pirates, led by the evil [[Admiral Razorbeard]]. They are best known for their role in ''[[Rayman 2]]'', where they invade [[the Glade of Dreams]] and become the main threat which [[Rayman]] must defeat. The Robo-Pirates also appear in several other games in [[Rayman (series)|the series]], including [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']].
  
 
==Models==
 
==Models==
There are many different pirate models, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
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===Henchman 800===
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''Main article: [[Henchman 800]]''
  
===Basic Henchman===
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The majority of the [[Henchman 800|Henchmen]] are largely the same. Their head is like a metallic [[skull]] with an earring on one side, with a face like the front of a steam engine. Also, one eye is completely black, as if they have an eye patch. Their torso basically consists of a cube-like shape with a coloured vest on it. The vest is slightly torn at the bottom. They have two arms, both of which end in a cylinder-like structure. On one side, the cylinder is hollow - this is where they fire their bullets from. The other side has a large hook, which they often use for swiping at close range. Their two legs have striped pants that are similar to the vest in that they are torn at the bottom. Their feet are basically black shoes with brass buckles on them. [[Henchman 800]]s also can hold swords, as seen in one of [[the Lost Island]]'s rooms.
The basic Henchman are the standard model, that come in different colours and have different weapons, but all look largely the same. They sometimes appear in the level by parachuting or drilling up through the ground. More than often they are found sleeping on the job. The [[Henchman 800]]s are the most common of the Basic Henchman.
 
  
====Green====
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These have a green vest with green and white striped pants. They have very little health and generally just stand still and slowly shoot, however they sometimes throw powder kegs. In the PlayStation version, however, they have a lot of life, making them difficult to kill, but only ever throw kegs.
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RR-PS2-GreenHenchman-Sleep.jpg|A [[Green Henchman 800|green member]] of the [[Henchmen 800]].
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====Blue====
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===Henchman 1000===
They're the same as the Green Henchmen, except blue instead of green and has a little life. They appeared in [[Rayman 2]] and [[Rayman DS]] at [[the Fairy Glade]], [[the Sanctuary of Water and Ice]] or the [[Lost Island]], and [[the Menhir Hills]]. The Blue Henchmen are the uncommon [[Henchman 800]]s. The Blue Henchmen never appeared in [[Rayman Revolution]].
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''Main article: [[Henchman 1000]]''
  
====Purple====
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A most perfected version of the [[Henchman 800]]. These types of Robo-Pirates bear a number of differences in appearance with the older ones: they have a hand on their right arm instead of a hook, and they are wearing a paper hat and a fake moustache. These pirates usually speak Spanish (when they talk). They have only been seen once, as an unlockable character in ''[[Rayman M]]''. The [[Henchman 1000]] main theme is country rock.
These are much like the Green Henchmen, except purple instead of green, and they have much more life, and have brass hooks. Their bullets are often larger, and they have a habit of firing multiple bullets in quick succession. They move around a bit, sometimes jumping to dodge Rayman's attacks. In the PlayStation version, their bullets are the same but are always fired in sets of three, in between running back and forth. They have more life in the PlayStation version, but not as much as the Green Henchmen. They're given a similar appearence to the Blue Henchmen.
 
  
====Yellow/Orange====
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The Yellow Henchmen have much more life, but move very little. Instead of bullets, they launch streams of fire, which move very quickly, and also throw cannonballs which start a fire where they land which causes damage when Rayman walks on it. Yellow Henchmen do not appear in the PlayStation version, but are instead replaced with Orange Henchmen. The Orange Henchmen have more life, and move around a lot via their drills. They don't throw cannonballs, and instead of a fire stream, just shoot large fireballs.
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Henchman 1000 model.png|The [[Henchman 1000]].
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====Red====
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===Zombie Henchman 800===
[[Image:pirate.jpg|thumb|A member of the Red Robot Pirate Army]]
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''Main article: [[Zombie Henchman 800]]''
These are the strongest of the standard Henchmen, and appear with red vests and red and yellow stripes on their pants. In the first versions of Rayman 2, they are the strongest Henchmen, but vary in some ways. Some of them have more health then all other henchmen and fire large cannonballs, usually three at a time. Other times they shoot the normal size cannonballs and drill through the ground, hoping to hit Rayman (interesting thing with them is that they can destroy full Rayman's lifebar, if he will step on the place, where they come out from underground). In Rayman 2: Revolution, they fire missiles which can home in on Rayman, but can be destroyed by Rayman's attacks. Red Henchmen have lots of life. However, in the PlayStation version, their rank is inverted and they have very little life and fire only basic shots. Two Red Henchmen are used as the bodyguards in front of Razorbeard's cabin, even in the PlayStation version. Two of them (likely the same two) also carry Globox to his prison cell in the opening movie. Later on, one of the bodyguards puts his foot out to trip [[Admiral Razorbeard's Lackey|Razorbeard's Lackey]], proving that they might have a personality.
 
  
===Henchman 1000===
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These are old pirates that have been wrecked and rusted, but still walk. Their vests are a pale, rotted yellow, and one of their feet are missing. In addition, their hook hangs limply off the arm and both eyes are black. As a result of their state, they don't move around very well, and walk in a zombie-like manner. Instead of shooting from their arm, the [[Zombie Henchman 800|Zombie Henchmen]] breathes a green poisonous gas towards [[Rayman]]. [[Zombie Henchman 800|Zombie Henchmen]] are very difficult to destroy, as when they appear to be dead, they get up again a few moments later. These are found in ''[[Rayman Revolution]]''.
''Main article: [[Henchman 1000]]''<br>
 
  
An older version of the Henchman 800. These types of robo-pirates are similar to the newer ones, but with a retro design and a fake mustasche. They have a hand on their right arm instead of a hook, and they are wearing a paper hat. These pirates usually speak Spanish (when they talk). They have only been seen once, as an unlockable character in Rayman M. The Henchman 1000 main theme is country rock.
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ZombiePirate-PirateFactory-RR.png|A [[Zombie Henchman 800]].
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===Zombie Henchmen===
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===Ninja Henchmen and Ninjaws===
''Main article: [[Zombie Henchman]]''<br>
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''Main article: [[Ninja Henchman]] and [[Ninjaws]]''
  
These are old pirates that have been wrecked and rusted, but still walk. Their vests are a pale, rotted yellow, and one of their feet are missing. In additino, their hook hangs limply off the arm and both eyes are black. As a result of their state, they don't move around very well, and walk in a zombie-like manner. Instead of shooting from their arm, the Zombie Henchmen breathes a green poisonous gas towards Rayman. Zombie Henchmen are very difficult to destroy, as when they appear to be dead, they get up again a few moments later. These are found in [[Rayman 2: Revolution]].
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The [[Ninja Henchmen]] are very similar to the others, but have a few notable appearance traits and abilities that make them very different. [[Ninjaws]], while identical to the others, is seemingly the elite of them, and at one point returns to [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]]'s cabin claiming to have captured 5000 slaves. In the PlayStation version of ''[[Rayman 2]]'', [[Rayman]] battles [[Ninjaws]] for [[Four Masks of Polokus|the second mask]]. [[Ninja Henchmen]] are more or less completely black and look a little less square. Their heads appear very different. Instead of a [[skull]], it appears as a tall cylinder topped with a red bandana and gold hook on the right arm. [[Ninja Henchmen]] have a lot of [[Resistance|life]], and have the ability to vanish and then reappear somewhere else in a cloud of dust. They either appear near [[Rayman]] and try to hook [[Rayman]], or appear standing back more and try to shoot him. Sometimes they will teleport quickly to different places around [[Rayman]] while shooting, surrounding him with bullets. Their weakness is that their hooks are very heavy. If they miss, it gives [[Rayman]] an opportunity to attack. In ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'', two can be seen in [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]]'s cabin. Later on, they defend the two generators that power the shield at the [[Pirate Factory]], and once the generators are destroyed, the [[Ninja Henchmen]] are no longer seen next to [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]].
  
===Ninja Henchmen and the Ninjaws===
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''Main article: [[Ninja Pirate]] and [[Ninjaws]]''<br>
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Rayman vs Ninjaws.jpg|[[Ninjaws]].
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The Ninja Pirates are very similar to the others, but have a few notable appearance traits and abilities that make them very different. Ninjaws, while identical to the others, is seemingly the elite of them, and at one point returns to Razorbeard's cabin claiming to have captured 5000 slaves. In the PlayStation version of Rayman 2, Rayman battles Ninjaws for the Second Mask. Ninja Henchmen are more or less completely black and look a little less square. Their heads appear very different. Instead of a skull, it appears as a tall cylinder topped with a red bandana and gold hook on the right arm. Ninja Henchmen have a lot of life, and have the ability to vanish and then reappear somewhere else in a cloud of dust. They either appear near Rayman and try to hook Rayman, or appear standing back more and try to shoot him. Sometimes they will teleport quickly to different places around Rayman while shooting, surrounding him with bullets. Their weakness is that their hooks are very heavy. If they miss, it gives Rayman an opportunity to attack. In [[Rayman 2: Revolution]], two can be seen in [[Razorbeard]]'s cabin. Later on, they defend the two generators that power the shield at [[the Pirate Factory]], and once the generators are destroyed, the Ninja Henchmen are no longer seen next to Razorbeard.
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===Gorilla Pirate===
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''Main article: [[Gorilla Pirate]]''
  
===Gorilla Pirate===
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The [[Gorilla Pirate]]s are named because of their similarities to an ape or gorilla, in both appearance and behaviour. they are very bulky, and where a blue and white striped shirt. they can not be hurt by [[Rayman]]'s attacks, so usually the idea is to lure them off a cliff or ledge, or to throw a [[plum]] at their head and use it as a platform.
''Main article: [[Ape Pirate]]''<br>
 
  
The Gorilla Pirates are so named because of their similarities to an ape or gorilla, in both appearance and behaviour. they are very bulky, and where a blue and white striped shirt. they can not be hurt by Rayman's attacks, so usually the idea is to lure them off a cliff or ledge, or to throw a plum at their head and use it as a platform.
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R2TGE-PC-GorillaPirate.jpg|A [[Gorilla Pirate]].
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===Barrel Pirate===
 
===Barrel Pirate===
''Main article: [[Barrel Pirate]]''<br>
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''Main article: [[Barrel Pirate]]''
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The [[Barrel Pirate]]s consist of a large barrel with legs, a cannon on top, and a slit with eyes inside. Sometimes they are found disguising themselves, as the slit can be closed and the legs can be withdrawn. In this state, they just look like a barrel and a cannon. Their attacks differ from version to version. In the PlayStation version, they simply fire sets of three large balls of electricity. In ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'' however, they fire bolts of lightning that can only be avoided by hiding behind something. In this version, they also launch cannonballs, similar to those used by the [[Yellow Henchman 800|Yellow Henchman]], only it uses a poisonous gas instead of fire. One thing that is consistent in each version is their large amount of [[Resistance|life]].
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RR-BarrelPirate.jpg|A [[Barrel Pirate]].
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===Spyglass Pirate===
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''Main article: [[Spyglass Pirate]]''
  
The Barrel Pirates consist of a large barrel with legs, a cannon on top, and a slit with eyes inside. Sometimes they are found disguising themselves, as the slit can be closed and the legs can be withdrawn. In this state, they just look like a barrel and a cannon. Their attacks differ from version to version. On the PlayStation version, they simply fire sets of three large balls of electricity. In [[Rayman Revolution|Rayman 2: Revolution]] however, they fire bolts of lightning that can only be avoided by hiding behind something. In this version, they also launch cannonballs, similar to those used by the yellow henchmen, only it uses a poisonous gas instead of fire. One thing that is consistent in each version is their large amount of life.
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This is the pirate who carries out many of [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]]'s orders. He is unarmed, although his arms are very similar to a typical [[Henchman 800|Henchman]]'s, except with ordinary hands. his body consists of two rough cubes, the lower one larger than the top. The lower one has the legs sticking out of it and a pair of green pants. His head is a basic cube with an opening mouth and a red bandana. Although he has no weapons, he still causes [[Rayman]] trouble. Carrying out [[Admiral Razorbeard|Razorbeard]]'s orders, he drives the [[Warship]]s which pursue [[Rayman]]. He also controls [[Clark]] at one point via remote control, as well as a giant [[bird]]-like robot called the [[Robot Dinosaur]] in the same manner. Also, in ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'', he controls a hemispherical vehicle called the [[Boss Biditank]].
  
===Razorbeard's Lackey===
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''Main article: [[Admiral Razorbeard's Lackey]]''<br>
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Lackey.png|The [[Spyglass Pirate]].
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This is the pirate who carries out many of Razorbeard's orders. He is unarmed, although his arms are very similar to a typical Henchman's, except with ordinary hands. his body consists of two rough cubes, the lower one larger than the top. The lower one has the legs sticking out of it and a pair of green pants. His head is a basic cube with an opening mouth and a red bandanna. Although he has no weapons, he still causes Rayman trouble. Carrying out Razorbeard's orders, he drives the Warships which pursue Rayman. He also controls Clark at one point via remote control, as well as a giant bird-like robot called the Dinosaur in the same manner. Also, in [[Rayman Revolution|Rayman 2: Revolution]], he controls a hemispherical vehicle called the [[Boss Biditank]].
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==Pirate vehicles==
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===Warships===
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''Main article: [[Warship]]''
  
==Pirate Vehicles==
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[[Warship]]s are flying Pirate ships that attack [[Rayman]] in [[the Bayou]], [[the Canopy]], and [[the Precipice]] (and [[the Echoing Caves]] in ''[[Rayman Revolution]]''). They usually fire slow-moving [[Helicopter bomb|homing bombs]] that move about like a helicopter, and can be easily destroyed by [[Rayman]]'s attacks. They also fire cannonballs, but these are not usually aimed at [[Rayman]], but instead at platforms to blow them away. They may also launch [[walking shell]]s that run towards [[Rayman]] upon landing.
===The Warships===
 
Warships are flying ships that attack Rayman in [[the Bayou]], [[the Canopy]], and [[the Precipice]] (and [[the Echoing Caves]] in [[Rayman Revolution|Revolution]]). They usually fire slow moving homing bombs that move about like a helicopter, and can be easily destroyed by Rayman's attacks. They also fire cannonballs, but these are not usually aimed at Rayman, but instead at platforms to blow them away. They may also launch walking shells that run towards Rayman upon landing.
 
  
===The [[Dinosaur]]===
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The Dinosaur is a giant bird-like robot controlled by [[Admiral Razorbeard's Lackey|Razorbeard's Lackey]]. It is only ever named in the PlayStation version, but does appear in the others. The Grand Minimus tells Rayman that this Robotic titan was dropped on the Iron mountains(also known as Gloomy Island) by the pirates, to search for the fourth and final mask. However, it appears to have malfunktioned, because all it does, is to often peck the ground like a chicken and walk around. The Dinosaur is notable for periodically jumping high, and upon landing, causes objects to bounce off the ground. Also, when Rayman is on the shell, it chases after him, and runs faster than the shell when going in a straight line, but lacks agility. The Dinosaur is not destroyed, although in the PlayStation version it runs out of fuel.
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Pirate ship Dreamcast.png|[[Warship]]s.
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===The [[Boss Biditank|Biditank]]===
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===Robot Dinosaur===
This is a tank-like vehicle that takes the shape of a hemisphere. It is driven by [[Admiral Razorbeard's Lackey|Razorbeard's Lackey]] in the pirate factory in [[Rayman Revolution|Rayman 2: Revolution]], and travels on wheels located underneath it. It fires the same kind of propeller bombs as the Warship as well as a machine gun-like weapon. Also, it can use an attack like that of the [[Barrel Pirate]]s, at which point Rayman must hide behind something. It can only be damaged by activating a powerful gun and using it to fire at the tank.
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''Main article: [[Robot Dinosaur]]''
==Trivia==
 
* The Red Henchmen were sometimes called Red Rum.
 
* Some Henchmen are stupid to fall off a cliff in [[the Eastern Plains]] of [[the Minisaurus Plain]]s by luring one of them to a cliff.
 
  
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The [[Robot Dinosaur]] is a giant [[bird]]-like robot controlled by the [[Spyglass Pirate]]. It is only ever named in the PlayStation version, but also appear in the others. The [[Grand Minimus]] tells [[Rayman]] that this Robotic titan was dropped on [[the Iron Mountains]] (also known as Gloomy Island) by the Pirates, to search for the fourth and final [[Four Masks of Polokus|mask]]. It is often to be seen walking around and pecking at the ground like a chicken; it is possible that it is searching for [[Four Masks of Polokus|the fourth mask]] in the soil. The [[Robot Dinosaur]] is notable for periodically jumping high, and upon landing, causing objects to bounce off the ground. Also, when [[Rayman]] is on the [[walking shell]], it chases after him, and runs faster than the shell when going in a straight line, but lacks agility. The [[Robot Dinosaur]] can't be destroyed, although in the PlayStation version it runs out of fuel.
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Robot Dinosaur standing.jpg|The [[Robot Dinosaur]].
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===Boss Biditank===
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''Main article: [[Boss Biditank]]''
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This is a tank-like vehicle that takes the shape of a hemisphere. It is driven by the [[Spyglass Pirate]] in the [[Pirate Factory]] in ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'', and travels on wheels located on its underside. It fires the same type of [[Helicopter bomb|propeller bombs]] as the [[Warship]]s, as well as a machine gun-like weapon. Also, it can use an attack like that of the [[Barrel Pirate]]s, at which point [[Rayman]] must hide behind something to avoid being damaged. It can only be damaged by activating a powerful gun and using it to fire at the tank.
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BossBiditank.JPG|[[Boss Biditank]].
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==See also==
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*[[List of Robo-Pirates in Rayman 2|List of Robo-Pirates in ''Rayman 2'']]
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Latest revision as of 12:18, 3 October 2019

Rayman, look what the pirates have done to our world... A planet of anguish and pain, haunted by evil. A dark place, teeming with fierce monsters.
Ly the Fairy, Rayman 2
As you know, the pirates broke the Heart of the World into pieces. They want to make us all slaves and keep all the riches to themselves. They are soulless monsters, good at only one thing: stealing our dreams that they will never share.
A red member of the Robo-Pirate army.

The Robo-Pirates (or Henchmen) are an army of spacefaring robotic pirates, led by the evil Admiral Razorbeard. They are best known for their role in Rayman 2, where they invade the Glade of Dreams and become the main threat which Rayman must defeat. The Robo-Pirates also appear in several other games in the series, including the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3.

Models

Henchman 800

Main article: Henchman 800

The majority of the Henchmen are largely the same. Their head is like a metallic skull with an earring on one side, with a face like the front of a steam engine. Also, one eye is completely black, as if they have an eye patch. Their torso basically consists of a cube-like shape with a coloured vest on it. The vest is slightly torn at the bottom. They have two arms, both of which end in a cylinder-like structure. On one side, the cylinder is hollow - this is where they fire their bullets from. The other side has a large hook, which they often use for swiping at close range. Their two legs have striped pants that are similar to the vest in that they are torn at the bottom. Their feet are basically black shoes with brass buckles on them. Henchman 800s also can hold swords, as seen in one of the Lost Island's rooms.

Henchman 1000

Main article: Henchman 1000

A most perfected version of the Henchman 800. These types of Robo-Pirates bear a number of differences in appearance with the older ones: they have a hand on their right arm instead of a hook, and they are wearing a paper hat and a fake moustache. These pirates usually speak Spanish (when they talk). They have only been seen once, as an unlockable character in Rayman M. The Henchman 1000 main theme is country rock.

Zombie Henchman 800

Main article: Zombie Henchman 800

These are old pirates that have been wrecked and rusted, but still walk. Their vests are a pale, rotted yellow, and one of their feet are missing. In addition, their hook hangs limply off the arm and both eyes are black. As a result of their state, they don't move around very well, and walk in a zombie-like manner. Instead of shooting from their arm, the Zombie Henchmen breathes a green poisonous gas towards Rayman. Zombie Henchmen are very difficult to destroy, as when they appear to be dead, they get up again a few moments later. These are found in Rayman Revolution.

Ninja Henchmen and Ninjaws

Main article: Ninja Henchman and Ninjaws

The Ninja Henchmen are very similar to the others, but have a few notable appearance traits and abilities that make them very different. Ninjaws, while identical to the others, is seemingly the elite of them, and at one point returns to Razorbeard's cabin claiming to have captured 5000 slaves. In the PlayStation version of Rayman 2, Rayman battles Ninjaws for the second mask. Ninja Henchmen are more or less completely black and look a little less square. Their heads appear very different. Instead of a skull, it appears as a tall cylinder topped with a red bandana and gold hook on the right arm. Ninja Henchmen have a lot of life, and have the ability to vanish and then reappear somewhere else in a cloud of dust. They either appear near Rayman and try to hook Rayman, or appear standing back more and try to shoot him. Sometimes they will teleport quickly to different places around Rayman while shooting, surrounding him with bullets. Their weakness is that their hooks are very heavy. If they miss, it gives Rayman an opportunity to attack. In Rayman Revolution, two can be seen in Razorbeard's cabin. Later on, they defend the two generators that power the shield at the Pirate Factory, and once the generators are destroyed, the Ninja Henchmen are no longer seen next to Razorbeard.

Gorilla Pirate

Main article: Gorilla Pirate

The Gorilla Pirates are named because of their similarities to an ape or gorilla, in both appearance and behaviour. they are very bulky, and where a blue and white striped shirt. they can not be hurt by Rayman's attacks, so usually the idea is to lure them off a cliff or ledge, or to throw a plum at their head and use it as a platform.

Barrel Pirate

Main article: Barrel Pirate

The Barrel Pirates consist of a large barrel with legs, a cannon on top, and a slit with eyes inside. Sometimes they are found disguising themselves, as the slit can be closed and the legs can be withdrawn. In this state, they just look like a barrel and a cannon. Their attacks differ from version to version. In the PlayStation version, they simply fire sets of three large balls of electricity. In Rayman Revolution however, they fire bolts of lightning that can only be avoided by hiding behind something. In this version, they also launch cannonballs, similar to those used by the Yellow Henchman, only it uses a poisonous gas instead of fire. One thing that is consistent in each version is their large amount of life.

Spyglass Pirate

Main article: Spyglass Pirate

This is the pirate who carries out many of Razorbeard's orders. He is unarmed, although his arms are very similar to a typical Henchman's, except with ordinary hands. his body consists of two rough cubes, the lower one larger than the top. The lower one has the legs sticking out of it and a pair of green pants. His head is a basic cube with an opening mouth and a red bandana. Although he has no weapons, he still causes Rayman trouble. Carrying out Razorbeard's orders, he drives the Warships which pursue Rayman. He also controls Clark at one point via remote control, as well as a giant bird-like robot called the Robot Dinosaur in the same manner. Also, in Rayman Revolution, he controls a hemispherical vehicle called the Boss Biditank.

Pirate vehicles

Warships

Main article: Warship

Warships are flying Pirate ships that attack Rayman in the Bayou, the Canopy, and the Precipice (and the Echoing Caves in Rayman Revolution). They usually fire slow-moving homing bombs that move about like a helicopter, and can be easily destroyed by Rayman's attacks. They also fire cannonballs, but these are not usually aimed at Rayman, but instead at platforms to blow them away. They may also launch walking shells that run towards Rayman upon landing.

Robot Dinosaur

Main article: Robot Dinosaur

The Robot Dinosaur is a giant bird-like robot controlled by the Spyglass Pirate. It is only ever named in the PlayStation version, but also appear in the others. The Grand Minimus tells Rayman that this Robotic titan was dropped on the Iron Mountains (also known as Gloomy Island) by the Pirates, to search for the fourth and final mask. It is often to be seen walking around and pecking at the ground like a chicken; it is possible that it is searching for the fourth mask in the soil. The Robot Dinosaur is notable for periodically jumping high, and upon landing, causing objects to bounce off the ground. Also, when Rayman is on the walking shell, it chases after him, and runs faster than the shell when going in a straight line, but lacks agility. The Robot Dinosaur can't be destroyed, although in the PlayStation version it runs out of fuel.

Boss Biditank

Main article: Boss Biditank

This is a tank-like vehicle that takes the shape of a hemisphere. It is driven by the Spyglass Pirate in the Pirate Factory in Rayman Revolution, and travels on wheels located on its underside. It fires the same type of propeller bombs as the Warships, as well as a machine gun-like weapon. Also, it can use an attack like that of the Barrel Pirates, at which point Rayman must hide behind something to avoid being damaged. It can only be damaged by activating a powerful gun and using it to fire at the tank.

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