Truthfully, I'm not the biggest Metroid fan. Still, all the the hype around the possibility that maybe, just maaaaybe, Ridley will be included as a playable character in the upcoming Smash is starting to infect me, too.

Take this video by EWNetwork, for example, which analyzes the hell out of a shadow we saw in an earlier Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct. I don't think it presents the most compelling evidence necessarily, but it is an intense fifteen minute breakdown of a freakin' shadow. It's hard not to get swept up in all the hope! By the end of the video, I was sincerely wondering whether or not the shadow could actually say something about Ridley's inclusion.

More humorously, we have another video where alpharad. straight up calls Nintendo to ask once and for all about Ridley's inclusion:

Poor Nintendo rep.

Between these videos and all the clamor for Ridley, I'm rooting for the character now, too. Guess we'll know if Ridley is in there soon enough, but for now, all I can say is: Sakurai, pls.

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