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MATTHEW by raygirl MATTHEW by raygirl
Name: Matthew
Age: 23
Colour: Blue
Special Ability: Weather control
Likes: Reading, peace and quiet, nature, chatting about stuff
Dislikes: People assume he’s weak/helpless because he’s blind, bullies, being drunk, chutney
History:
Matthew is the son of Sage and Holly, the angel of Motherly Love, and Rayman’s cousin…but he’s unaware of this when he meets Rayman after many years spent away from home. After his mothers’ death when he was five, Matthew was sent away to boarding school on the mainland so he could receive the best education in the world, as was his mothers wish. During his time away he rarely went home, and at the end of college he use money he had saved up to start travelling the world. His travels guided him to Spectrum Island and he was warmly accepted as a team member. Before he could settle down there however he was kidnapped by a group of scientists and dragged off to a secret research facility so they could illegally study his species.
While there Matthew was introduced to Carla, a young female scientist, and the two developed a friendship. Matthew took part in a variety of experiments to test various aspects of his body and mind. One such experiment went seriously wrong and seriously injured Matthew when a laser cannon fired directly into his eyes, permanently blinding him.
Carla slowly helped Matthew recover and get over the loss of his vision by teaching him Braille. It was she who found out that Matthew was to be terminated, and the two formulated an escape plan to they could run away together. The plan only partly succeeded as Carla was injured in the escape attempt and Matthew had to carry on alone in an automated speedboat. The only memento of her Matthew has now is a blue coat decorated with white clouds, a gift she made especially for him.
Thanks to the automate boat Matthew was returned to Spectrum Island and reunited with his old friends who have adapted to his new disability with ease. Far from being an invalid Matthew is very brave and powerful, able to create small pockets of localise weather to confuse or injure his enemies. Aside from that he’s very knowledgeable of plant and animal life and is a keen reader. He’s definitely the father figure of the group, the one the others, even Spike and Vert, look up to and respect. His wise advice and gentle personality help Dixie keep the group working.


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Ah matthew, i missed you so, I must draw you more so i can draw you without it sucking so badly ;D No i kid, I like how this came out once I'd finished it, and his eyes are so PRETTY o_o
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sniraharon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
i like the coloures.
and is this like a rayman family were u make a rayman charecter up and he has feelings and all that?
because i think it's a bit childish....
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raygirl Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
So having feelings is childish? Making up characters is childish?

That must make people like Walt Disney and Brad Bird the biggest kids in the world, and that's awesome :)
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sniraharon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
lol dont get me wrong i love rayman as much as u do

i promise
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Skarloey-and-Rheneas Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Aww I think Matthew is the cutest! :aww: :+fav:
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The-Aryan2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
Mheeeeze, I shoulda commented like, thirty years ago on this..

ILH!

And your art overall kicks ass.. ^^

I'd like to rp with HIM.. -sinister giggle, poofs away leaving glowing candy everywhere-
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raygirl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Glowing candy...is it edible?

Thanks for the fave!
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The-Aryan2 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
...Anything is edible if you teeth are made of plasma, rock, and metal! -grins toothily-

But yes, this candy is safe.. It is just enchanted to glow so people can find it..
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AtomicRay Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Student Filmographer
Aww!! oQo This is the best of them all ! Nice!
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:iconraygirl:
raygirl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :D
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PhantomRyuu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
:wow: Awsome pic. :+fav:
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:iconraygirl:
raygirl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Professional Filmographer
*thumbs up* thanks hon!
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:iconmusie:
Musie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, I luff Matthew! ^.^ He's adorable.
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raygirl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Aw thank you ^0^ He's one of my favorites too!
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BreakOfDawn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
AWWWWWWW~ Matthewww *clings* I've always been weak on grandfather-a-like Raymanians... I like the idea how those white spots on his coat changes into clouds. And indeed, his eyes are pretty~ :]
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raygirl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Awww, Matthew is like a grand-dad XD That's a good description of him :D Thanks for the fave!
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BreakOfDawn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
Grand-DYY! *glomps Matt again*
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imboeboe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
Blue: best color.
Matthew: best name. XD
I really like how this whole rainbow tribe series came out. They all look fantabulous.
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Skooterwolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
Aww I alway like Matthew =D
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:iconraygirl:
raygirl Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006  Professional Filmographer
mee too!
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Skooterwolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
=D
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o-clock Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
He's my favourite out of the new series. =)
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raygirl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I'm very glad! Thanks for the fave :)
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myleafyentrails Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
cool, i like the whole series, but this one is the best :D x
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raygirl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Professional Filmographer
You like this one best? That's pretty sweet as it's not one I was was very proud of :D thank you!
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eunos Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
My Mum could help this dude..

She does Braile :p

Nice is nish
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raygirl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I didn't know that! Wish i could learn braille :D
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Raygal93 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
That drawing is really neat!
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diana-catt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
Eee. Matthew~ Doesn't he have a staff, too?
I think he was my second favorite because he was just too awesome. :heart: I love how you did the clouds on his jacket.. robe.. ..thing. XD; I think I remember someone calling it a dress way back when...
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:iconraygirl:
raygirl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Filmographer
He does, but it was hard to get it in the image so I left it out...he does have one though!
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diana-catt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
Ah, I understand. :D Still looks great!
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raymangirl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Nawwwww, Matthew! *huggles* I missed him too! I like this one...A LOT ^_^
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raygirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Me too, I have to draw him a lot more than I do

Tah for the fave :)
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