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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*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??