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Ridley Smashified by Zesiul Ridley Smashified by Zesiul
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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:iconobsessor23:
Obsessor23 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Hobbyist
Remember when we thought this was impossible?
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:iconmattoosaurus:
Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news.
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:icondoodlemaster1000:
Doodlemaster1000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018
The good news: Ridley's in

The bad news: Waluigi's still an assist trophy
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:iconmattoosaurus:
Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For real though. We’ve gotta do a walkout for my man Waluigi.
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:iconjosejoestar:
JoseJoestar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
who would've thought it would actually happen? :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconmothpebbles:
Mothpebbles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
welp, guess its real now lol
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:iconsylvetube:
Sylvetube Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice profile
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:iconmothpebbles:
Mothpebbles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
yes
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:iconfoxgamer13:
FoxGamer13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student General Artist
Oh, Sakurai....
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:icondoodlemaster1000:
Doodlemaster1000 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018
... maybe you can consider about the "too big" matter...
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:iconfoxgamer13:
FoxGamer13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Student General Artist
CURSE YOU, LOGIC!
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:icondoodlemaster1000:
Doodlemaster1000 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Many years later...

NOT SO BIG ANYMORE
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:iconfoxgamer13:
FoxGamer13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Student General Artist
Indeed!
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
He was boss in the Subspace story. I bet he will fight these Smash fighters like Bowser in his Giga form.
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:iconpapermatt202:
PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
I love you for finally doing this.  Ridley is my top choice for Smash Bros.!
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:icon007fluttershyizard:
007fluttershyizard Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh what could've been, maybe next time Smash Bros, maybe next time.
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PokeNerd2499 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist 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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:iconmarkproductions:
MarkProductions Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the most impressive one yet!
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:iconadmiraln30:
AdmiralN30 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
Ridley needs to be in Smash.  No more lame excuses!  CURSE YOU! 
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:iconchristiansmash64:
ChristianSmash64 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry dude, DLC's over. :(
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:iconadmiraln30:
AdmiralN30 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
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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ChristianSmash64 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh right! Smash Bros for the NX is what you meant?
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:iconadmiraln30:
AdmiralN30 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Yep, pretty much.
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RebelliousTreecko Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Student General Artist
How long did it take to model the whole thing? And did you guys already have modeling/sculpting experience before this, or did you learn you went on?
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Zesiul Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
It took the 4 of us about 1 month, as we usually do spend on these characters. But that of course is just nights, seeing as we, at the time, all had day jobs. We spent several many characters up to this point just honing our skills to be able to create this guy the right way. Obviously any new project should have it's learning curves, and with Ridley it personally helped me understanding retoplogy a step more than I use to.
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Coobalt-Dahonli-One Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
AT LAST!! AT LONG LAST!!!

Here's hoping we keep seeing more of your work. You never cease to amaze us! =)
*secretly wishes for Galacta Knight to be next*
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Theclassicnathan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
He's to big and oP : P
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TheJollyBin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Even if Im not much of a Metroid fan I am still very open to Ridley being playable in Smash, the Smash bros Legacy mod proofed to me it can work, anyway once again you and the rest of the Smashified team have done amazing work on this model, keep up with your talents guys Clap 
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