Rayman 2: The Great Escape. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple#In_culture http://www.youtube.com/watch?=cdlvEsfuFjM Japanese characters who are purple are often villains. This was likely an attempt to assert Rayman as the game’s hero to the Japanese audience.
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