|“||Well, I say that you are a thief! A thief and a liar, to boot! Prepare to die!||„|
|~ Foutch to Rayman, Rayman 2: The Great Escape (PlayStation version)|
Foutch (also known as the Guardian of the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava) is a villain and boss character from Rayman 2: The Great Escape. He is also the Guardian of the third Mask of Polokus.
He used to be good, but has then been driven insane by the Robo-Pirates' destruction of the Heart of the World. He doesn't listen to Rayman and thinks he is a lying thief who has come to steal the Mask for malevolent purposes. Ly the Fairy tries to "contact his spirit" but is unable to calm him down. However, the only Guardian whose spirit Ly successfully contacted is Umber, the Guardian of the second Mask. This is true because Umber is benevolent and he responded positively to her pleas and decided to help Rayman in his quest, reawaken Polokus and defeat the Robo-Pirates. (For the PlayStation 2 version) Umber tells Rayman it is an honour to serve him. Umber warns Rayman that Ninja Henchmen are on his trail, and advises him to use their heavy hooks against them, which Rayman accepted that he should use Umber's advice to his advantage. After defeating Ninjaws, who is after Rayman and is the one Umber warns about, Rayman gets the second Mask.
This makes Foutch to be the most aggressive of the Guardians. He catches Rayman by surprise and punches him, making him lose his new super helicopter power from Ly the Fairy. Rayman falls into Foutch's magma-filled arena and the two start fight. The strategy is similar as with Axel - Rayman has to hit a stalactite with his magic fist, causing it fall down on Foutch's head. The only difference is that Rayman has to do it four more times.
When defeated, Foutch explodes, releasing many Red and Purple Lums.