Ridley originates from the Metroid series, which is a sci-fi action-adventure franchise developed by Nintendo. Ridley is one of the primary antagonists in the series and serves as a powerful and menacing foe to Samus Aran, the protagonist of Metroid.
Appearance: Ridley appears as a fearsome, dragon-like creature with sharp claws, a long tail, and distinctive wings. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Ridley’s design remains faithful to his appearance in the Metroid series, showcasing his imposing and fearsome presence.
Abilities and Fighting Style: Ridley is known for his agility, flying abilities, and powerful attacks. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he brings his destructive capabilities to the battlefield, combining fire-based attacks, tail strikes, and aerial maneuvers to overwhelm opponents.
- Neutral Special – Plasma Breath: Ridley shoots a stream of fire from his mouth.
- Side Special – Space Pirate Rush: Grabs an opponent and drags them across the ground before launching them.
- Up Special – Wing Blitz: Ridley soars into the air with a powerful upward strike.
- Down Special – Skewer: Thrusts his tail forward, potentially impaling opponents and dealing massive damage.
Final Smash – Plasma Scream: Ridley’s Final Smash involves trapping opponents in a cinematic sequence where he fires a massive energy beam from his mouth, dealing substantial damage.
In-Game Unlocking: Ridley is available from the start in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and does not require unlocking through specific in-game challenges.
Trophies and Spirits: Ridley has associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles provide additional information about his background, characteristics, and notable appearances in the Metroid series.
Crossover Gameplay: Ridley is a key participant in the crossover gameplay of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Players can engage in battles featuring Ridley against characters from different Nintendo franchises and other gaming universes. Ridley’s inclusion represents the expansion of the Super Smash Bros. roster to include iconic villains and antagonists from various series.