The hyper claw slash is a powerful attack utilized by Proteus Ridley at the end of Metroid: Samus Returns. He uses it during the final phase of the battle, while attacking Samus with less powerful slashes in the second phase. It consists of one powerful slash that Ridley winds up, and that leaves an afterimage. It is one of the most powerful attacks used by Proteus Ridley; on Fusion Mode, it is capable of taking off three of Samus's Energy Tanks.
- Omega Ridley in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Ridley in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and his clone in Metroid: Other M will also slash at Samus with their claws, albeit without winding up or leaving an afterimage. Omega Ridley's slash attack is powered by a Phazon blade, similar to that of the Omega Pirate.
Little Birdie • Mystery Creature • Clone • Neo-Ridley
Fake Ridley • Ridley-2 • Ice Ridley
Ultrathermal Flamestrike Projector
Multi-Missile System • Phazon-enhanced armorskin
Fireball shockwave • Hyper claw slash • Arcing-fireball attack
Rocket • Spike Bomb
Vs. Meta Ridley • Omega Ridley • Nemesis Ridley
Greed • Judge Racklas • Space Dragon
Chapter 17 • A Piercing Screech • 65: Ridley