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{{character-infobox |image=[[File:SSBB-Ridley Art.png|250px]] |full_name=Ridley |first_appearance=''[[metroidwiki:Metroid (game)|Metroid]]'' (1986, [[metroidwiki:Metroid (series)|''Metroid'' series]]) <br> ''[[Super Smash Bros.]]'' ([[List of games by date#1999|1999]], ''Mario''-related media) |latest_appearance=''[[metroidwiki:Metroid: Samus Returns|Metroid: Samus Returns]]'' (2017, ''Metroid'' series) <br> ''[[Super Smash Bros. for Wii U]]'' ([[List of games by date#2014|2014]], ''Mario''-related media) }} {{quote2|Ridley Hits the Big Time!|Introduction|"A Piercing Screech" Trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate}} '''Ridley''' is a high-ranking member of the [[metroidwiki:Space Pirate|Space Pirates]], and one of the main villains in the [[metroidwiki:Metroid (series)|''Metroid'' series]] of video games. He is directly responsible for the murder of [[Samus Aran]]'s [[metroidwiki:Virginia Aran|mother]] and partially responsible for the death of [[metroidwiki:Rodney Aran|her father]]. In several instances, Ridley appears as an upgraded cybernetic version of himself called '''Meta Ridley'''. In addition to the ''Metroid'' series, Ridley has made an appearance in all games in the [[Super Smash Bros. (series)|''Super Smash Bros.'' series]] (aside from ''[[Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS]]''), as well as in ''[[Nintendo Land]]'' in animatronic form. ==History== ===''Super Smash Bros.'' series=== {{SSB Infobox |color=purple |image=Ridley_SSBUltimate.png |name=Ridley |emblem=Metroid Emblem.png |games=''[[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]'' |standard= |side= |up= |down= |final= |entrance= }} ====''Super Smash Bros.''==== In ''[[Super Smash Bros.]]'', Ridley can occasionally be seen flying in the background of the [[Planet Zebes]] arena. ====''Super Smash Bros. Melee''==== [[File:Ridley-Cameo-SSBMelee.png|thumb|left|Ridley fighting Samus Aran, in the opening cinematic of ''Super Smash Bros. Melee'']] Ridley also makes a brief appearance in the opening cinematic of ''[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]'', where he can be seen battling his archenemy, Samus Aran. A [[Trophy (Super Smash Bros. series)|trophy]] of Ridley can also be obtained in this game. {{br}} ====''Super Smash Bros. Brawl''==== [[File:SSBB_Ridley_Battle.png|thumb|Ridley fighting Samus, in ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'']] In ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', Ridley is fought twice in the [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl#Subspace Emissary|Subspace Emissary]]. The first time he is encountered, he is fought by Samus and [[Pikachu]]. As the two reach the exit to [[The Research Facility]], where her Power Suit had been held, Ridley appears without warning and snatches up Samus. Roaring, he slams her into a wall and drags her along it. Pikachu comes to Samus's rescue, hitting the space dragon with a [[Pikachu#Thunder|Thunder]] attack, after which the battle begins. Ridley fights similarly to [[Master Hand]], using many brutal physical attacks. When he is defeated, he falls off the arena. [[File:Meta_Ridley.jpg|thumb|left|Meta Ridley fighting [[Diddy Kong]].]] He later reappears as '''Meta Ridley''', attacking a group including [[Captain Falcon]], [[Captain Olimar]], [[R.O.B.]], [[Samus Aran]], [[Pikachu]], [[Diddy Kong]], and [[Donkey Kong]] as they try to escape the floating [[Isle of the Ancients]] before it is engulfed in [[Subspace (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)|subspace]]. As this battle is fought while trying to escape an island, there is a set time limit of two minutes that the player has to defeat Meta Ridley, who is more difficult to beat than Ridley was. Additionally, there is the added difficulty of the battle taking place on top of Captain Falcon's ship, the Falcon Flyer, so it is possible for the player to fall off the edge and lose. Meta Ridley uses some of the same attacks as Ridley did, such as scraping his tail across the top of the Flyer and firing fireballs, but also shows additional ones that involve grabbing the Falcon Flyer and lowering it down with his weight, sometimes even lowering it off of the screen. Fortunately, most of Meta Ridley's attacks can be avoided by jumping off the Falcon Flyer at the right time. Meta Ridley's fireballs can also be reflected right back at him. If the player manages to defeat Meta Ridley, a cutscene is shown, and the Falcon Flyer escapes while the island is engulfed into subspace. Both fights are reprised in [[The Great Maze]] with any characters that have been rescued throughout the Subspace Emissary. He is also fought in the Boss Battles game mode. There is no time limit when fighting Meta Ridley in either The Great Maze or in Boss Battles mode. {{br}} ====''Super Smash Bros. for Wii U''==== [[File:Ridley-SSBWiiU.jpg|thumb|left|[[Zero Suit Samus]] and Ridley, in ''Super Smash Bros. for Wii U'']] In ''[[Super Smash Bros. for Wii U]]'', Ridley is a stage hazard [[List of bosses|boss]] on the [[Pyrosphere (stage)|Pyrosphere]] stage. His physical appearance, like Samus's, is based on his appearance from ''[[metroidwiki:Metroid: Other M|Metroid: Other M]]''. Once attacked enough by a player, Ridley allies with that player, and attacks the other players. He can also transform into Meta Ridley by absorbing enough energy. He can be defeated, and, as if he was a character, defeating him rewards the player with a K.O. point; he can be defeated by his own ally as well.<ref name="Smash Wii U Direct">[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0BBGzfw0pQ&list=UUGIY_O-8vW4rfX98KlMkvRg Wii U - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza]. Posted to YouTube by Nintendo (October 23, 2014). Retrieved October 23, 2014.</ref> {{br}} ====''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate''==== {{new subject|section=y}} In the upcoming ''[[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]'', Ridley has been confirmed to become a playable character for the first time, announced during the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct.<ref name=E32018Direct> Nintendo (June 13, 2018) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akohTFyGu88 Nintendo Direct: E3 2018] ''YouTube''. Retrieved June 13, 2018</ref> His appearance in this game seems to be based off of that in ''[[metroidwiki:Super Metroid|Super Metroid]]''.<ref name=E32018Direct /> His [[Final Smash]] involves him destroying Samus's [[Gunship]].<ref name=E32018Direct /> In addition, he appears in the trailer "A Piercing Screech" which revealed his playable status in the game. {{br}} ===''Nintendo Land''=== [[File:RidleyNintendoLand.png|thumb|The animatronic Ridley, from ''[[Nintendo Land]]'']] In ''[[Nintendo Land]]'', an animatronic Ridley appears as a recurring antagonist in the [[metroidwiki:Nintendo Land#Metroid Blast|Metroid Blast]] attraction. Ice Ridley, a version of Ridley unique to this game, also appears. {{br}} ==Trophies== ===''Super Smash Bros. Melee''=== {| border=1 cellpadding=1 cellspacing=0 width=100% |- ! width=100px | Name !! width=100px | Image !! width=150px | Game !! | Description |- ! Ridley | [[File:Trophy232.PNG|100px]] | align=center | ''Metroid''<br>8/89 | ''The head of the Space Pirates on Zebes, Ridley soars through space on wicked wings. Ridley may look like a mindless monster, but he's actually quite intelligent. After the SR-388 incident, where Samus captured the infant Metroid, Ridley took the Space Academy by storm, annihilating the complex and taking the Metroid back. |- |} ===''Super Smash Bros. Brawl''=== {| border=1 cellpadding=1 cellspacing=0 width=100% |- ! width=100px | Name !! width=100px | Image !! width=200px | Game !! | Description |- ! Ridley | [[File:BrawlTrophy378.png|100px]] | align=center | '''NES''' ''Metroid'' | ''The leader of the Space Pirates. He looks like a pterosaur but has high intelligence and a brutal nature. He plans to steal the baby Metroid from Samus for his own use. Ridley utilizes wings for a full range of flight and attacks with fireballs from his mouth and whips of his tail. As the culprit behind the murder of Samus's parents, the connections with Samus run deep. |- ! Meta Ridley | [[File:BrawlTrophy379.png|100px]] | align=center | '''GCN''' ''Metroid Prime'' | ''The meta form of Ridley, revived using the Space Pirates' genetic engineering and cybernetic technologies. His thin chest plate--and weak point--is protected by a highly resistant membrane. Meta Ridley is highly mobile and features a multimissile system, a bomb launcher, and powerful wings. Ice attacks are particularly effective in dealing damage to him. |- |} ===''Super Smash Bros. for Wii U''=== {| align=center width=100% cellspacing=0 border=1 cellpadding=3 style="border-collapse:collapse; font-family:Arial;" |- !width="10%"|Name !width=100px|Image !width="21%"|Appears In !NTSC-U Description !PAL Description |- !Ridley |[[File:RidleyTrophyWiiU.png|100px]] |align=center|'''NES''' ''Metroid'' (08/1987)<br>'''SNES''' ''Super Metroid'' (04/1994) |''Samus's long-standing rival in battle. In this game, he's a common foe to all the fighters in the Pyrosphere stage. However, if you manage to launch him or knock him over, he'll become an ally to whoever dealt the last blow. Defeating him in a timed battle nets you +1 KO.'' |''Samus's long-standing rival in battle. In this game, he's a common foe to all the fighters in the Pyrosphere stage. However, if you manage to launch him or knock him over, he'll become an ally to whoever dealt the last blow. If you can defeat him during a timed battle, you'll get +1 KO out of it!'' |- !Little Birdie |[[File:LittleBirdieTrophyWiiU.png|100px]] |align=center|'''Wii''' ''Metroid: Other M'' (08/2010) |''It may be hard to believe, but this is a younger version of the infamous Space Pirate Ridley. No matter how cute he is, don't think that you can love him and take him home--his next form is lizard-like with a sharp tail, and he has no problem turning his caring owner into a tasty snack!'' |''Everyone knows Ridley as a terrifying evil space dragon, but would you have guessed he looked like this as a baby? He's kind of cute and creepy at the same time. Don't let his innocent act fool you into thinking he'd make a nice pet, though - once he sheds his skin and enters his reptile phase, you'll just become his next meal!'' |- !Mystery Creature |[[File:MysteryCreatureTrophyWiiU.png|100px]] |align=center|'''Wii''' ''Metroid: Other M'' (08/2010) |''What once was a cute little bird has changed into a lizard-like creature. It still has some white feathers from its previous form, but that's where the similarities end. Is there something in its blood that drives it to confront Samus whenever possible? Her parents were Ridley's victims, after all.'' |''If Little Birdie is Ridley's cute baby years, this must be his awkward teenage phase. The feathers on his back are the only real clue that it's the same creature. Is there something in Ridley's genes that make him hate Samus so much? The original Ridley killed her parents, and now this one is out to get her too!'' |- |} ==Names in other languages== ;Ridley {{foreign names |Jap=リドリー |JapR=Ridorī |JapM=Ridley (named after Ridley Scott, director of ''Alien'') }} ;Meta Ridley {{foreign names |Jap=メタリドリー |JapR=Meta Ridorī |JapM=Meta Ridley |Fra=Méta Ridley |FraM=Meta Ridley }} ==Trivia== *Ridley appears in [[Nintendo Monopoly]], in which he takes the place of Tennessee Avenue. He costs $180. *Ridley's trophies in ''Brawl'' and ''Melee'' both state that he is the head of the Space Pirates on Zebes. This is false however, with the real head being [[Mother Brain]]. *Due to the time limit that is given during the Meta Ridley battle, [[Trophy Stand]]s will appear more frequently, especially on the easier skill levels. *Ridley's stock icon for ''[[Super Smash Bros. for Wii U]]'' uses his appearance from ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', instead of his ''[[metroidwiki:Metroid: Other M|Metroid: Other M]]'' appearance. *Ridley's stock artwork in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]'' resembles [[:File:SSB4 - Bowser Artwork.png|Bowser's stock artwork]] from ''[[Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS]]'' / ''Wii U''. *Ridley's splash screen introduction in his ''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'' reveal trailer; "Ridley Hits the Big Time!", may be a reference to [http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ridley-is-too-big "Ridley is Too Big"], an internet meme originating from arguments against Ridley being a playable character in the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series. ==References== <references/> {{NIWA|MetroidWiki=Ridley|SmashWiki=1}} {{SSBM}} {{SSBB}} {{SSB4}} [[Category:Dragons]] [[Category:Aliens]] [[Category:Pirates]] [[Category:Fire Creatures]] [[Category:Characters from other Nintendo games]] [[Category:Subspace Army]] [[Category:Metroid Series]] [[Category:Super Smash Bros. Brawl Stickers]] [[Category:Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophies]] [[Category:Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U]] [[Category:Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Trophies]] [[Category:Super Smash Bros. Melee Trophies]] [[Category:Super Smash Bros. Series Bosses]] [[it:Ridley]]