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. 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. 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.
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.
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