Ridley also known as Geoform 187 and later as Meta and Omega Ridley is more or less the arch enemy of Samus Aran in the Metroid series and a recurring Boss character who has to be fought in almost all Metroid games.

He debuted as a boss in the first Metroid (1986) and returned in Super Metroid (1994) when Metroid II received a remake through Metroid: Samus Returns (2017), Ridley appeared as the new final boss of the game. Ridley was defeated by Samus multiple times but survived almost every battle. Ridley’s body got restored, even cloned and formed to a Cyborg form as Meta Ridley in the Metroid Prime games. Ridley also appeared as a boss or stage hazard in the Super Smash Bros. games. 

During the end of the Nintendo Direct at the E3 2018, Ridley was revealed to be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in December 2018


Ridley from the Metroid Games: an Overview

Charactername: Ridley / Geoform 187  /    Developed /Created by Nintendo 
Gameseries: Metroid   First seen on: NES
First Game:  Metroid   Year first seen: 1986 
Last Game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Boss & Antagonist      
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Ridley from Metroid


Metroid: Samus Returns (2017)


Super Metroid (1994)



Ridley in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Ridley is a part of multiple illustrations we did about the 20th Anniversary of the awesome Super Metroid back in 2014!


Selected Fan Art of Ridley


Classic Ridley

by Green Mamba



Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Ridley

19.05.2018 – Creation of Ridley’s Gallery and DB Entry