Rayman is a magical creature of an unnamed species that resides in and protects the Glade of Dreams, a fantastical world powered by beings of pure energy known as Lums. Due to the lack of them at the time of his creation, he was created without arms, legs, and a neck, instead having his hands, feet, and head float around his body with few restrictions. He has a huge round nose and strawberry-blonde hair which he divides into two fronds he can use as a helicopter, which lets him glide across large spaces and make soft landings. He is almost always seen in white gloves and a purple torso with a mysterious white ring on the chest, through which he gains new powers from his creator, Betilla the Fairy. He also originally donned a red neckerchief, though this has changed to a red hood.