They did it! They actually did it! Ridley has been compromised somewhat on his way into the roster (he’s not as big and intimidating as past iterations of the character have been, including his Smash Bros Brawl boss fight appearance), but Ridley is a fast and powerful fighter. Word from the show floor is that he’s already looking like a serious contender to pro players, even if very few people have been able to put serious time in with him yet. He’s a brawler, essentially, without much in the way of fun ‘gimmick’ moves, but he can charge fireballs and smash the hell out of opponents with his tail. Imagine a punchier Bowser and you’re some of the way there.