Phazon-enhanced armorskin was worn by Omega Ridley during the battle against him in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. It is possible that the Phazon enhancement in the armorskin serves a dual purpose; for increasing the strength of Ridley's attacks and to protect Ridley from the corrosive radiation of the Pirate Homeworld Seed. The armorskin does not protect a chest wound sustained by Ridley from a barrage of attacks by Chozo statues during his previous battle with Samus on Tallon IV, allowing her to again exploit that as his weak point. Ridley is able to generate a Phazite chest plate on top of his skin and wound, although Samus can penetrate and destroy it with her Nova Beam. She must do this twice after he regenerates the armor before he gives up trying to protect his wound and instead makes it difficult for Samus to target him. Following his defeat and the eradication of Phazon, Ridley abandoned the armorskin and half of his cybernetic enhancements, taking the form of Proteus Ridley.
Little Birdie • Mystery Creature • Clone • Black Ridley • 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 • "Ridley is too big"