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SAMUS! Such a miserable and helpless little girl! Your existence is like a bad dream! I WILL ERASE YOU FROM THIS AND EVERY WORLD!
~ Ridley.
Heh, humans are always so weak to deaths of their own breed! Who knows, perhaps I consumed your "mama" so that my cells may live, hm? Is she here... or here?!
~ Ridley mocking a young Samus.

Geoform 187, better known as Ridley as well as the Cunning God of Death, is the main antagonist of the Metroid franchise.

He made his debut appearance in the very first game and returned in almost every other game. He is a large, dragon-like alien and one of the leaders of the Space Pirates, as well as Samus Aran's arch-nemesis, having murdered her parents when she was just a toddler. Samus' deep hatred of Ridley is as strong as his hatred against her endless attempts to thwart his nefarious plans against civilization in the galaxy.


Ridley serves as the secondary antagonist of the original Metroid game, its remake Metroid: Zero Mission, the prequel manga, Super Metroid and Metroid: Other M (as a clone in the latter), the overarching antagonist of the Metroid Prime series, a major antagonist in Metroid Fusion (in the form of the X-Parasite-enhanced Neo Ridley), the main antagonist and final boss of Metroid: Samus Returns, and a posthumous antagonist in Metroid Dread.


This section is too long. Visit here for more details: Ridley's Synopsis on the Villains Wiki.

What Makes Him Pure Evil?

  • He sadistically kills humans for fun.
  • He is responsible for Mother Brain betraying the Chozo and becoming a Space Pirate.
  • He causes the near extinction of the Chozo by invading their home planet, Zebes, and killing almost their entire species.
  • He attacks Samus' colony on K-2L for sadistic means, ordering his men to enjoy themselves shooting everything on sight.
  • He burns Gray Voice alive as Mother Brain mocks him.
  • He tried to murder several of Samus friends just for fun.
  • He attempted child murder by trying to kill a three-year-old Samus, mocking her when her mother pushed her out of the way.
  • He kills Samus' parents right in front of her, resulting in their ultimate rivalry and deep hatred for each other.
  • He mocks Samus over killing her parents and eats her mother's corpse just to heal himself.
  • He has numerous murder attempts on Samus during her missions.
  • He captures the Baby Metroid and slaughters the scientists of the Ceres Space Colony, intentionally waiting for Samus to arrive so he could laugh at her reaction. This makes him indirectly responsible for the Baby Metroid's death, which haunted Samus from that very day.


  • Ridley is the first purely evil playable Super Smash Bros. character, this is followed by Dark Samus. Ganondorf doesn't count in this fact as his fighter focuses on the canon video game version and not the Manga version of him. Coincidentally both Ridley and Dark Samus are Metroid characters.
    • Like wise he alongside Porky Minch are the only two Pure Evils to be bosses in the aforementioned series.

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See Also
Nintendo Pure Evils