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Ridley Smashified
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Published: September 20, 2016
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This is it! The reason I joined Smashified in the first place. Everything has been leading up to this moment and I'm so happy to finally be able to present to you all, the one and only true king of the space pirates, Ridley! Thats right, this one has been a long time coming. I remember when Omni and I first started talking about getting Smashified into a team effort, that I had to claim this guy. I knew he'd be a labor of love, and that we needed to represent him right! 

Back then we never thought we'd make it to a completely 3D character. Now our series has quickly become exclusively 3D. This guy really isn't too big. His design is based mainly off of Super Metroid and Metroid Zero Mission, even the Metroid Comic, with a little bit of Other M thrown in (specifically the tail). We needed to embody the most readable version of Ridley, without hesitation. This collaboration had to form the most definitive Ridley design. We spent months looking deep into the history of Ridley, of Metroid, and pooling all the knowledge we could to forge this design. With these colors, and this pose.

Ridley is scary, but he's also brilliant, and cunning. I made it my mission to represent him to the best of my ability. For what came down to a long many months of work, and several many more of planning, we finally got it all together. Though we were late, we thought this would represent a lovely present for the Metroid franchise hitting it's 30 year anniversary.

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FireLizard2005's avatar
Well,Ridley is now canon soooooooooo....
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TheThunderPonyHobbyist Digital Artist
*doom sfx* Ridley HITS THE BIG TIME!
It's awesome how close to the in-game model he looks here though, makes it seem like it was done recently.
Crazy rad job here, including being awesome by combining bits and pieces to make a definitive Rids.
Also... there's a Metroid comic waat??
Obsessor23's avatar
Obsessor23Hobbyist
Remember when we thought this was impossible?
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MattoosaurusHobbyist Traditional Artist
So, I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news.
Doodlemaster1000's avatar
The good news: Ridley's in

The bad news: Waluigi's still an assist trophy
Mattoosaurus's avatar
MattoosaurusHobbyist Traditional Artist
For real though. We’ve gotta do a walkout for my man Waluigi.
JoseJoestar's avatar
who would've thought it would actually happen? :D (Big Grin) 
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MothpebblesStudent Digital Artist
welp, guess its real now lol
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SylvetubeStudent Photographer
Nice profile
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MothpebblesStudent Digital Artist
yes
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FoxGamer13Student General Artist
Oh, Sakurai....
Doodlemaster1000's avatar
... maybe you can consider about the "too big" matter...
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FoxGamer13Student General Artist
CURSE YOU, LOGIC!
Doodlemaster1000's avatar
Many years later...

NOT SO BIG ANYMORE
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FoxGamer13Student General Artist
Indeed!
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SuperMarioFan65Student Digital Artist
He was boss in the Subspace story. I bet he will fight these Smash fighters like Bowser in his Giga form.
PaperMatt202's avatar
I love you for finally doing this.  Ridley is my top choice for Smash Bros.!
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007fluttershyizardHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh what could've been, maybe next time Smash Bros, maybe next time.
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PokeNerd2499Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look at that wicked grin.
You know there's some dastardly idea brewing in that genius brain of his if you see that grin on his face.
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MarkProductionsHobbyist Digital Artist
This is the most impressive one yet!
AdmiralN30's avatar
Ridley needs to be in Smash.  No more lame excuses!  CURSE YOU! 
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ChristianSmash64Professional Digital Artist
Sorry dude, DLC's over. :(
AdmiralN30's avatar
I know.  When I said he needs to be in Smash, I meant for a future Smash game.  I wasn't talking about DLC.
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ChristianSmash64Professional Digital Artist
Oh right! Smash Bros for the NX is what you meant?
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