I know that the characters in Rayman Origins are inhabitants of a kind of dreamland but why do they swell up like balloons before they explode? Is there a precedent for this or is merely a stylistic thing? I don't recall this happening in the original Rayman.
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From a plot point of view, the world is affected by the dreams / nightmares of the Bubble Dreamer (the guy with the beard below), so I guess he dreams about bubbles a lot.
In terms of gameplay, this blog entry on the Rayman website describes the thinking behind bubbles: