Globox is a major character in the Rayman series, second only to Rayman himself in his prominence. Globox acts as a major ally in Rayman 2 and Rayman 3, and is a playable character in Rayman M, Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge, Rayman Origins, Rayman Legends and Rayman Adventures. He is Rayman's best friend and has been since before the events of Rayman 2.
Globox resembles a large, fat amphibian, and is blue-green in colour with a pale yellow belly and hands. While the rest of his body is fat and heavy, he has long thin arms, and his webbed feet and small eyes float separately from his body. He is noticeably taller than most of the inhabitants of the Glade, with the exception of such characters as Ly the Fairy and Clark the Giant. Globox has an extremely large mouth with a long purple tongue, and he often uses it to store things such as Silver Lums, and, accidentally, André. his children have the same ability, as was shown when, late in the events of Rayman 2, one of his sons swallowed the fourth Mask of Polokus when he found it in the Pirate Mines and gave it to Rayman once the latter had freed him and his siblings from the Spyglass Pirate's Robot Dinosaur. Globox used to be red, but one day while he was eating berries, he mistook a blue mosquito for a berry, and ate it. From inside Globox's belly, the mosquito called for help, and hundreds of other blue mosquitoes came to sting Globox. When they left him, Globox's red skin was covered in painful blue welts. These eventually seeped into his skin, turning it blue.
In Rayman Adventures, along with Rayman and Barbara, Globox sports a new adventurer outfit. He wears a sleeveless green coat over a buttoned white shirt, with the top unbuttoned. He also wears a small brown satchel, gray pants held up by a brown belt with a gold buckle, and brown shoes.
Physically, Globox is quite strong, and provided that he has the confidence to (under the influence of plum juice in Rayman: Hoodlums' Revenge), he can inflict a strong blow on enemies, namely Hoodlums. Unfortunately, he is allergic to plum juice, and when André was inside his stomach, he would force Globox to drink some and then suffer from its effects, which include getting drunk and burping out giant, bouncy bubbles. At an early point in Rayman 3, he realises that he can swim, even swimming up an entire waterfall. Plum juice can also give him an ability to fly, or float, into the air, allowing him to avoid such terrains in Rayman 3 that would prove difficult. This was most likely to have been inspired by this hovering technique in Rayman M and also may be the inspiration of getting bubblized in Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends. In the last two mentioned games, and all versions of Rayman M, it is suggested that Globox can run as fast as the others, despite his weight, but elsewhere he tends to walk slowly in a nervous state. In Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends, Globox can use the ability to glide without inflating and just by flapping his arms in the air.
Globox has the power to form rainclouds, albeit small ones that draw enough rain to grow a plant quickly, put out fires and to rust a Robo-Pirate as self defence. Most other species would have to use a Rain Mask, which one of his children gives to Rayman at a later point in Rayman Revolution.
Globox is generally a warm and friendly character and a proud father of more than 650 children, though simple and very shy. Having been captured at least once in Rayman 2, he has grown an irrational fear of the Robo-Pirates, and often when he senses that they are near, he will run away and hide (notable in the Canopy), until he is sure that Rayman had destroyed them all. Similarly, he displays this fear in Rayman 3, this time of the Hoodlums and their attacks, unless he's under the influence of plum juice.
In Rayman 2, Globox speaks in broken English and has a deep voice, but in Rayman 3, his English has improved and his voice has attained a higher pitch.
Globox's personality changes between Rayman 2, Rayman 3 and Rayman Origins. While he remains Rayman's daft sidekick in these games, in Rayman 2 he is portrayed as a dim but loveable and well-meaning character, whereas in Rayman 3 he seems more articulate but less intelligent, and acts rude at times. While very cowardly in Rayman 2, in Globox can become very rash while under the influence of plum juice in Rayman 3, yelling drunken taunts at the Hoodlums and sometimes standing defiantly in their line of fire (though he is never hurt by this). In Rayman Origins, his personality changes almost completely, acting more dimwitted, cheerful, and no longer cowardly.
Globox and his family were created by Polokus as part of the non-magical People, as a result of the spirit's sense of humour. He was originally called "Globber", a name that he has now passed down to one of his children in order to rename himself. Together with his mate, Uglette, he is the proud father of 650 small children at the last count. In Rayman Revolution, it was revealed that he and his family live in a tree house near the Canopy, though in the Dreamcast version of Rayman 2, they live in a secret location hidden in the Woods of Light, called the Globox Village.
In Rayman 2
After, came the adorable Globox and his family. Aren't they cute? The wise sages don't know what Polokus had in mind when creating them, but he truly used his sense of humour for inspiration. —The Knowledge of the World, Rayman 2
Adorable, if a little simple, Globox is Rayman’s best friend. He has the power to create forceful little rain storms, which can be used to put out fires or make plants grow. With the aid of his mate Uglette, he has produced a prodigious family: more than 650 children at last count! —Manual, Rayman 2
Globox makes his first appearance in Rayman 2. His story, which begins before the game starts, is detailed in the game's manual. When the Robo-Pirates invade the Glade of Dreams, Rayman and Globox, along with their friends, join forces in rebellion against the enemy. One day, the heroes travel to the Great Forest to ambush the pirates. Globox helps by causing pirates to rest with his Rain Dance. Rayman praises his efforts, but loses his powers when the pirates destroy the Heart of the World, and is soon captures. This leaves Globox with no choice but to flee in hopes that he might find Ly the Fairy and ask for further instructions. Ly gives Globox a Silver Lum, and instructs him to surrender himself to the pirates.
The game opens in the Buccaneer, as Globox is thrown into the same cell as Rayman. Globox gives him the Silver Lum he received from Ly, which allows Rayman to shoot with his magic fist. Rayman smashes a metal grate covering an air vent, and together, he and Globox go down the chute. However, Globox knocks Rayman off the edge, and they become separated. From this point until he meets Ssssam in the Marshes of Awakening. When Rayman lands in the Woods of Light, he meets three baby Globoxes, and admits to them that he was separated from their father. Later, in the Marshes of Awakening, Rayman meets Ssssam, who informs him that Globox has been recaptured by the pirates and taken beyond the Marshes.
When Rayman reaches the Canopy, he finds Globox imprisoned in a laser holding cell, near a sign referring to him as 'Public Enemy #2'. Rayman frees Globox, who joins him for the remainder of the level. He puts his Rain Dance to good use, growing helpful plants, putting out fires and short-circuiting electric laser fences. However, upon the sight of a warship, Globox runs back the way they came into a cave. Rayman goes back to reassure his friend that there's nothing to be scared of, and then, Globox remembers to give him a Silver Lum which upgrades the power of his magic fist.