|“||Watch out! Mr. Dark has conjured a dark version of yourself! It doesn't seem friendly: I wouldn't try shaking hands with it...||„|
|~ Tings on Bad Rayman.|
|“||What a nightmare you were! Still single? Well, you are soooo ugly. Blame it on Mr. Dark! You ARE on my side though... GULP, right DarkRay...!||„|
|~ The Bubble Dreamer on Bad Rayman.|
Bad Rayman (also known as Rayman's Wicked Double, Dark Rayman and Shadow Rayman) is a recurring antagonist in Rayman. Created by Mr. Dark, he is a doppleganger of Rayman who seeks his destruction.
Bad Rayman looks just like Rayman, but is colored differently. His skin is gray and his hair and neckerchief are pink. He wears dark blue clothes that has a white ring on it. His shoes and gloves are also blue. He has yellow eyes with no pupils and a green tongue. In the Game Boy Color version of Rayman, he look differently than in the original game: his shoes and gloves are yellow and his skin is brown. In Rayman Origins, Bad Rayman's personal appearance also changes little bit: his hood (replaced the neckerchief) and shoes are cyan, his hair and tongue are purple and his eyes now have pupils.
When Rayman enters the second part of Mr. Dark's Dare in Candy Château, Mr. Dark uses his magic to create Rayman's evil clone, Bad Rayman. The evil double appears behind him, chases him and copies all of his actions. The two also can't come too close to each other, because they immediately die. There is no way to kill him, but when Rayman reaches the exit of the area, Bad Rayman dies.
In Rayman Advance, Bad Rayman is called Dark Rayman. It made many debates on what his real name is.
Bad Rayman appears only in the twelveth and penultimate level, Tasty Chase. His name isn't mentioned there, but according to Betilla, he is Rayman's Wicked Double.
Rayman (Game Boy Color)
Bad Rayman also appears in the Game Boy Color version of Rayman 1, in the seventh and final level Arcane Forest. He looks differently that before, with his shoes and gloves being yellow and his skin brown. He behaves exactly like in the original game, by chasing Rayman, copies his actions and causes death upon touch. However, there is a way to kill him, by flying over a bed of spikes in a certain way.
- Bad Rayman is often being confused with Dark Rayman, a playable character from Rayman Arena. Although they look very similar, they are two different characters, based on the same idea.
- Bad Rayman was planned to appear in Phoenix Interactive's cancelled Rayman 4 project as the villain. According to concept art where his statues are seen, he holds a sword or a spear, wears suit of armor and breaths fire. He looks differently again, with his clothes being black and his eyes red. It was later confirmed by a developer in 2021 that Dark Rayman would've been Mr. Dark in disguise.