After putting the series on hiatus for over a year, RelaxAlax has returned with a new installment of Know Your Moves, this time focusing on Ridley. Unlike previous episodes, this one was produced in collaboration with Source Gaming, who will also be helping RelaxAlax with future videos in the series.
From cameos to boss battles, Ridley has been a fixture of the Super Smash Bros. series since its inception, but it took until Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for him to finally make his playable debut. This largely comes down to Masahiro Sakurai's confidence in his ability to translate the character to Smash. He had previously gone on record saying that the two things that make Ridley unique in his eyes, his size and his ability to fly freely, were near-impossible to build a balanced moveset around.
Now that we have a playable incarnation whose size has been toned down and who lacks free flight entirely, that raises the question of just how Ridley's moveset pays tribute to his source material without those aspects. Much of it comes down to his attacks, but Alax has given a full breakdown of every move that references Ridley's source material in some way.