Ridley (Metroid)

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Game series Metroid
First game Metroid (1986)

Ridley (Japanese: リドリー, Hepburn: Ridorī) is a fictional character in the Metroid video game series. Ridley is a draconic extraterrestrial and an archenemy of Samus Aran. Ridley led an attack on Samus's home planet of K-2L which destroyed the world and killed her parents.[1] Ridley appears in his metal form in Metroid Prime and Prime 3: Corruption.

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Ridley has received a positive critical response from fans and video game publications. Nintendo Power ranked Ridley at #6 on their list of favorite Nintendo villains.[2] Jesse Schedeen of IGN called Ridley the real villain of the Metroid series, saying that they would have to include him in a Metroid movie because he would be too important to leave out.[3]

Ridley has also appeared in the Super Smash Bros. series as a boss in Brawl's Subspace Emissary mode and as a boss on the Pyrosphere stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. He can help the player who damages him enough on the Pyrosphere stage.[4]

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  1. "IGN Presents: The History of Metroid". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  2. "Nintendo Power's top 10 favorite villains". Nintendo Everything. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2022-03-30.
  3. "Big Boss of the Day: Metroid's Ridley". IGN. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  4. "Why Ridley isn't a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS". Nintendo Insider. Archived from the original on 2014-12-05. Retrieved 2014-06-07.