Boba Fett & Samus Vs Ridley & IG-88

Boba Fett & Samus Aran Vs Ridley & IG-88

Fresh from their duel match against each other, Boba Fett and Samus are two of the most popular characters of this site going against an underground favorite (IG-88) and the always imposing Ridley.

While I don’t think Ridley would cause too much damage, IG-88 would be the one to cause the most trouble. In the end, I think it would go to Boba Fett and Samus, but not after an epic struggle.

Your thoughts?

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34 Comments on "Boba Fett & Samus Vs Ridley & IG-88"

  1. Who? February 14, 2009 at 2:11 am -      #1

    Thank you very very much Admin! I’m serious! And I agree with you about how it goes down. I would like to see what others have to say though, I need inspiration for my next piece. And I believe this thread will deliver it along with the Fett vs. Samus thread. You know, blend them together for a spectacular story. Thanks again!

  2. JoshMcFace February 14, 2009 at 9:12 am -      #2

    Ridley would probably concentrate on aerial attacks with his various beam techniques. But his retractable tail and claws could really cause some damage to suits and equipment if he managed to get a hit. Also, if he stayed high and maneuvering, it would extremely hard to hit him in his weak spots, which vary depending on the form of Ridley.
    Ridley X (really unlikely parasitic clone): Shoot him alot. Get very hurt.
    Normal Ridley (assuming we’re not talking about the 8-bit one XD): Weak spot is inside his mouth, it is the only part of him that is not protected by his exoskeleton, which repels most other attacks, but significantly strong explosives could probably damage him, as he would not have the time or resources to regenerate.
    Meta Ridley: In later versions (Prime 3) Meta Ridley had the above weakness, but in earlier versions, the weak spot is a specific part of his chest, where his armour is thinner, which would be revealed by scanning. It is unknown if he retained this weakness in Prime 3.
    Omega Ridley (pictured): Weak spot is an unhealed wound under is part-biological phazon armour. Boba could damage ridley with attacks to the mouth to weaken him, but the wound itself would have to be dealt with exclusively by Samus, as she is the only one with phazon based weaponry. Other weapons to this spot would do close to nothing.

  3. Who? February 14, 2009 at 2:57 pm -      #3

    “Normal Ridley (assuming we’re not talking about the 8-bit one XD): Weak spot is inside his mouth, it is the only part of him that is not protected by his exoskeleton, which repels most other attacks, but significantly strong explosives could probably damage him, as he would not have the time or resources to regenerate.”

    I think this take should be the Old-School Ridley out of reasons of being a classic. An extreamly badass classic. Now, lets talk IG-88. From the moment he was created, he was an efficent killer. Throwing a spare droid arm through the chest cavity of one of his creators, and deflecting a precise blater bolt with his own palm, sending it back to the fleeing tech. who shot it. That took a few milisecs to do, so he must have some sort of reflex. Sheesh. Anyway, galactic domination was his goal, kill all organics was his game. In order to keep his ultimate plan secret, he had one of his self copys, (the’res a set of four identital IG-88S that all shared the same concious) IG-88B, become a bounty hunter. He became so good at it that he became the second greatest bounty hunter. That’s where Fett and IG-88 had a predestioned rivalry. I’m going to list most of 88’s weapons and tell how they might devistate our heros:

    Flame thrower: Samus has her varia suit most likely, and Fett is fireproof as seen in “Salvage.” Therefore, this weapon is useless.

    Pulse cannon: since it fires rapid balls of plasma, probaly won’t pose much of a threat to Fett. But Samus better keep her distance. I know plasma, espeicially a rapid fire weapon, will cause her damage.

    elecromagnetic “Slugthrower: Won’t scratch Samus. Might damage Fett with precise shots. Will shoot slugs and and darts.

    Modified repeating blaster: This will cause a lot of damage for both of them, I assure. The blasts are explosive if I remeber right.

    Sonic stunner: Now this will be extreamly handy for our antagonists. Fett’s super-hearing would only amplify the damage and Samus’s systems might be disrupted by the frequincys, sort of like the ion cannon to a lower degree.

    Paralysis cord: I wouldn’t consider it much. Might as well note that Fett has one of his own.

    Poison gases: Fett’s advanced filter system would keep him safe I know for a fact. But I forget whether or not Samus has one of her own. Or more importantly, could it keep her safe from these gases that would turn any ordinary human to a pile of ash?

    Flchettes: Again, might damage Fett seveirly with precise shots and throws. These might actually damage Samus as well. seeing as those sharp critters can damage her.

    Concussion grenades + launcher: Oh yeah… These will do some damage. mainly to Fett as he is more susceptable to concussions. But will also cause Samus some serious damage.

    IG-88 also has a durable armor that is nigh inpenetrable. I think one of the only weapons that does him serious damage is the ion gun. But with backup from Ridley, do you really think our heros will have an easy time firing that shot? I do, but I still want to hear wha you have to say.

  4. JoshMcFace February 14, 2009 at 4:42 pm -      #4

    Hrrrm I would have thought Omega Ridley would have been the more interesting, and would stand more of a chance at giving out serious damage, especially with a powerhouse like IG-88 to back him up. He would also have a much larger variety of attacks, due to cybernetic weapon implants including bomb and missile launchers. Even normal Ridley however, has the ability to produce flames hot enough to damage even varia suit Samus, someone who can be submerged in molten magma for as long as she wishes.
    The Chozo enhanced Samus and made her immune to various deadly toxins, which enabled her to survive in worlds that would kill normal humans, even without a notable filter. She’d probably be fine with the IG-88 gases.
    So does the IG-88 have any weaknesses? And just how immune to attack is he? Either way both antagonists would be extremely hard to damage due to the armour, and the IG-88 may not have the best speed among the combatants, but definitely the best reaction times.

  5. Cpt Olimar February 14, 2009 at 6:29 pm -      #5

    so ridley is like aeria backup in this fight eh?

    If this somehow becomes two separate 1v1’s, then Boba and Samus have this “safely”
    Otherwise, and more likely, I dont know lol.

  6. Who? February 14, 2009 at 7:40 pm -      #6

    “Hrrrm I would have thought Omega Ridley would have been the more interesting,”

    I always liked old-school more for some reason. Plus, as powerful as Omega Ridley was, the Ridley from Super Metroid is always going to be my favorite incarnation. As to why I think he might be better, Omega Ridley diddn’t seem as cunning as he was in say Metroid-Zero Mission or Super Metroid. I think this might be the result of Dark Samus brainwashing him and ultimately turning him into an almost mindless leviathan. At least old-school Ridley kept his distance in such confined areas, and used traps and such. He really was a tricky bastard. While it is intresting to think about how Fett might fend off Omega Ridley, then Samus finishing him off. But then there’s IG-88 to worry about, making that kind of battle almost impossible for our dream-team. That’s why if it should be a Ridley with further “enhancements,” it should be Meta-Ridley.

    “The Chozo enhanced Samus and made her immune to various deadly toxins, which enabled her to survive in worlds that would kill normal humans, even without a notable filter. She’d probably be fine with the IG-88 gases.”

    I was wondering though, what sort of toxins do the puffers use? I know that stuff really hurts Samus on contact. Does Samus’s suit damper the effect then? because if that’s true, I think 88’s gases might have the same effect as a puffer’s. Or more.

    “So does the IG-88 have any weaknesses? And just how immune to attack is he? Either way both antagonists would be extremely hard to damage due to the armour, and the IG-88 may not have the best speed among the combatants, but definitely the best reaction times.”

    I suppose the greatest weakness of IG-88 is his arogance. That and the fact that he relies entirely upon his cold logic, while Samus and Fett have the imgination to defy such logic against him. You can see this clearly in “Tales of the Bounty Hunters” and “Shadows of the Empire.” as to a weapon he’s weak against. The ion gun is what got him before, which is one of the only effective weapons I know of against him. In the canon moments of the game version of “Shadows of the Empire,” the protaganist Dash Rendar battles an already damaged IG-88 (Fought Fett and crash landed on Ord Mantel.) The most effective weapon against him is possibly the pulse cannon and or the seeker missles. But as he was already damaged, I don’t know how much punishment he could have really taken. That’s why I think the plasma cannon might be effective against him. Also if you could somehow turn his own weapons against him, but Fett and Samus are no jedies. I have a theory on how it might be effective, but doesn’t really fit in the end. IG-88 is actually pretty fast for a droid his size. I’m not sure exactly, but faster than most humans. Probaly not as fast as Samus though.

  7. The Chosen One February 14, 2009 at 8:41 pm -      #7

    I like Ridley and IG-88 more but Samus can take Ridley with out problem and Boba is just a better bounty hunter the IG-88.

  8. Scenario February 14, 2009 at 9:37 pm -      #8

    I think the puffer’s gas is more acidic than toxic, but if IG-88’s gas can turn a human to dust then it must be, too. Samus would be safe from poison, as she can survive in the vacuum of space, but the acid would be effective. I can’t recall the puffers doing any significant damage, though, even when the Pirates made a robot designed to replicate them.

    Hey, do you think Ridley would let IG-88 ride him? Ridley is pretty smart, and he’s been known to do anything to further his goals. Maybe if it was a planned attack. Plus, you cannot deny that a robot bounty hunter riding a space dragon would be epic.

  9. Who? February 15, 2009 at 12:05 am -      #9

    “Hey, do you think Ridley would let IG-88 ride him?”

    That is one of the greatest ideas i’ve ever heard! But I wouldn’t think either of them would “stoop” to that level.

  10. JoshMcFace February 15, 2009 at 8:17 am -      #10

    Wow, IG-88 riding Ridley would be like…plasma missile barrage of death. Meta Ridley it is then. Omega was always more of a brute force, and I got the feeling that he was genuinely annoyed of Samus beating him all the time. Meta Ridley’s missiles could probably do decent damage as well, even if he’s more vulnerable than Omega. Samus can go up to mach 4 when running, so not much can really out-speed her, but the IG-88’s calculations in battle would definitely call for Samus and Fett to mix up their weapons a bit. But how invulnerable is his armour? Could a few power bombs damage him significantly? Or a dark burst or annihilator beam? And a planned attach from Ridley would involve the element of suprise, somthing that catches Samus of guard, even with all her visors.

  11. Who? February 15, 2009 at 2:28 pm -      #11

    “But how invulnerable is his armour? Could a few power bombs damage him significantly? Or a dark burst or annihilator beam?”

    This isn’t really any help, but IG-88’s true weakness’e aren’t known. This is because he killed everybody who created him. And when IG-88 became a bounty hunter, he wisely accepted missions that got him closer to everyone involved with the project, eventually wipeing them all out. So nobody knows his weak points. The only known weapon able to stun him is the ion gun. And even with that, it took several barrages to “shut him” down. Amazingly, his external optics ran long enough for him to watch Fett stuff two of IG-88’s own grenades in his fragil innards. His innards are his only vulnerable areas. But with his armor nearly indestructable, there’s not many weapons to give him harm. This would include the powerbomb I think, as he has survived thermal detinator attacks, (not the weak ones from Battlefront, the ones that leveled Xixior’s palace) the dark burst would throw him around a bit, but no real damage. He isn’t susceptible to concussions as you woud think with his weak insides. The anihilater, along with the majority of Samus’s beams, would politely bounce off his body. I really think the only beams that might be effective are the plasma, wave and of course ion. Even Fett’s disruptor rifle probaly won’t be effective, as it is technically more effective against living matter, (at least meant for biological targets.) This would be true for Meta-Ridely too. He is now more machine than space dragon. That was Obi-Wan’s ghost speaking by the way. He says hi.

  12. Who? February 15, 2009 at 9:04 pm -      #12

    I would like to talk about the DXR-6 for a moment. I partially take back what I said. While it doesn’t have the same lethal effects on biological enemys, it should damage 88 and Meta if aimed in vulnerable areas. Not one shot one kill mind you, but still effective. I don’t know how exactly how it will go up against IG-88, but I doubt it would tear him asunder as the materials he’s made of seems to prevent the disrupters from obliterating him in that one weird game… Galaxies? I can’t remember what it’s called. I don’t consider this a game gimmic either, I find the droid to be that ammune. Plus when you consider it, wouldn’t Fett have used it in Cloud City on IG-88 instead of the ion gun if it were all that effective against him? Not to mention if Fett did infact use it, would IG-88 deflect the beam back like in “Therefore I am” and in turn destroy Fett? I think it would go against Fett’s better judgement, not to mention style, to use this weapon in a battle like this. It has a low amount of shots anyway. But if sombody would like to think otherwise, please explain.

  13. Scenario February 15, 2009 at 10:13 pm -      #13

    But…it disintegrates things, how do you RESIST something like that? Does the material just have exceptional molecular stability?

    If it can’t disintegrate certain materials then I have a new argument for the Samus vs. Boba thread…

  14. L-W February 15, 2009 at 11:11 pm -      #14

    All molecules are vibrated until the point of near total instability, in the instance of IG-88 we’re looking at anything from internal failure (Cables, processors, power cells, circuitry) to partial or or total loss of structural integrity.

  15. Who? February 15, 2009 at 11:18 pm -      #15

    “But…it disintegrates things, how do you RESIST something like that? Does the material just have exceptional molecular stability?”

    Certain parts of him do apparently. If it were to hit a certain part of him that might be a less armored it would bypass straight through his body hitting vital circuits.
    But my last post was sort of a hypothesis. But I can see it through as fact after seeing 88 survive those attacks before.

    “If it can’t disintegrate certain materials then I have a new argument for the Samus vs. Boba thread…”

    The reason it might thwoart Samus for the most part is that it litterally goes through all sheilding and armor that Samus is wearing, tearing her apart from the inside. And since basic wavebeam weapons that the space pirates mimic (or whatever those weapons are that go through her) are effective against her, I have no doubt that Fett’s own modified DXR-6 can rip right through her. But please tell me why you think otherwise. If you know the mateirial of her armor, that would be important. After playing just about all the games, I never got that info.

  16. Who? February 16, 2009 at 1:27 am -      #16

    That’s what makes this thread so intresting. IG-88, who has larger plans than any other bounty hunter, is made from some of the most expensive stuff in the galaxy (mandalorian iron perhaps?) but we don’t know what that stuff is. And he seems unstoppable, until he shows that familiar arogance that is his undoing. Cunning Ridley has his entire band of advanced swash-bucklers, along with a fleet that can challenge the might of the Federation. Not to mention incredible power to spare. And we have our “bounty hunting scum” that is our heroes, Samus Aran and Boba Fett. One’s stoic and proud, the other, ruthless and honorable. And both earn their well-deserved reputations. While the DXR-6 can still be argued, I think I have enough information for my project. In the end, I believe we end up in the same conclusion that the heroes trump the villains, logical or not, (it is logical by the way.) I would like to thank Scenario in particular, along with L-W, Mata, Mcface, and Olimar. But especially the Admin for posting this thread to begin with. I am eager to begin this project, whether or not it makes any importance which it probaly won’t, but I always wanted to do somthing about my favorite fantasy/sci-fi
    characters. It won’t be published, but I still will feel a certain accomplishment. Perhaps should I need more inspiration, I will return. But for now, I bid you toodles. (activates jetpack and crashes through ceiling)

  17. admin February 16, 2009 at 2:41 am -      #17

    @Who? – enjoy your venture, we’ll be here when you get back!

  18. JoshMcFace February 16, 2009 at 9:45 am -      #18

    I wonder if his IG-88 could have is armour ripped open then…
    “(activates jetpack and crashes through ceiling)”
    Brilliant exit.

  19. Thepocalypse February 18, 2009 at 6:23 am -      #19

    Are you serious? This match-up is crap. IG-88 would be downed by Fett in seconds, and Samus knows Ridley well enough to destroy him in a few moments.
    Can we not get match-ups that already have an answer from their respective series?

  20. JoshMcFace February 19, 2009 at 8:19 am -      #20

    They usually get some form of help in their respective series though. That combined with pure luck and some sort of handy switch, weapon, tactic or assistance…

  21. Matapiojo February 19, 2009 at 10:00 am -      #21

    “Can we not get match-ups that already have an answer from their respective series?”

    What you fail to account is that those match-ups are always gonna be presented in favor of the protagonists. These fights have a fair bit of possible objectivity in this site. This match, and others like it, cannot be systematically shut down due to circumstancial canon without considering the outcome.

    Truth is that Ridley could be a powerful oponent to Fett as he would neutralize the bounty hunter’s air superiority, while IG-88 has extreme agility and dexterity to give Samus a very hard time. They are Tag Teams for a reason.

    If Fett doesnt have access to his Ion Gun or his Disruptor Rifle, this could be a very interesting and intense fight.

  22. Skrunks March 9, 2009 at 9:37 pm -      #22

    Interesting factoid I just discovered. Plasma is a cloud of charged Ions with the Ion concentration rising based on the temperature. Samus’ Plasma Beam is hot enough to vaporize a target, so it would likely disable IG-88 in the same way as an Ion Cannon would, even if it didn’t melt him. Samus and Boba FTW!

  23. Who? March 16, 2009 at 9:40 pm -      #23

    Admin@ “enjoy your venture, we’ll be here when you get back!”

    Thanks for the extra encouragement Admin! My projects are long from being over, but they are starting to take form.

  24. Master Arbiter(Spartan G44) April 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm -      #24

    Cool match I go with Fett and Samus. It would be cooler if they had to compete 4 the bounty.

  25. Who? April 10, 2009 at 7:18 pm -      #25

    “Cool match I go with Fett and Samus. It would be cooler if they had to compete 4 the bounty.”

    That’s actually an intresting thought… Perhaps a whole new “bounty hunter competition” section for Fact Pile. You know… Who nabs The Joker if Boba Fett, Samus Aran, etc. were sent after him. Might be an entertaining section, considering bounty hunters usually steal the show. Just an idea…

  26. Baron Somebody April 10, 2009 at 8:02 pm -      #26

    Boba has already beaten IG-88 and Samus has already beaten Ridley…wonder who wins…

  27. Skrunks April 13, 2009 at 10:43 pm -      #27

    So after the heated Samus vs Boba Fett, I think we should revisit this! If Samus’ weapons do operate in the terawatt range, and Ridley can resist these attacks, then Boba’s beam weaponry would be useless agianst Ridley. On the Flipside, Samus’ wave beam might really screw IG-88 over.

    I could definatly see IG-88 riding Ridley though. In the first half of the fight, they try to solo thier respective nemesis’. IG-88 goes after Boba and Ridley after Samus. After both of them getting thier asses kicked, they join forces and rain doom and destruction upon our heroes!!!!

    Epic fight, but I’d have to give the fight to the heroes.

  28. VaderTime December 7, 2009 at 9:42 am -      #28

    Boba Fett and Samus would kick the goat s**t out of ridly and ig-88. as a matter of fact boba could do it by himself. he has single handedly taken out like 3 ig series droids.

    Winner: Boba Fett & Samus

  29. Envoy December 31, 2009 at 1:04 am -      #29

    @Vadertime
    Yes, but didnt he take out those IG’s one at a time?

    Wait, how many IG-88’s are participating in this fight?If all four are there they would probably take out boba.

    Ridley Vs. Samus is always a long fight, samus is always the victor, albiet it isnt a cut and dry quick match samus will be damaged and Ridley wil be defeated, though if he goes for boba first, he could kill him.

  30. Who? December 31, 2009 at 2:01 am -      #30

    When I first suggested this, I wanted both Fett and Samus toned down quite a bit. Namely Fett in his old suit of armor without his ion cannons, disruptors, and ability to summon Slave I, and Samus in her Varia suit without her plasma, wave, ice, etc, beams and most of her power-ups like the screw attack. Likewise, she can not summon her ship. They would only be allowed to carry their basic weapons and equipment, such as the power beam, EE-3, missles, jet pack/rockets, morphball/bombs, typical wrist mounted weapons, five energy tanks, scanners/visors, etc etc…

    It would take place in a massive jungle cluttered with great valleys, caves, and large ruins… the hunters are being hunted, they need hiding spots. Fett and Samus must travel together at all times; Ridley and IG-88, however, may split up and hunt individually if they wish to do so. They can contact one another if the hunters are found.

    But that’s just how I wanted it. It’s up to the Admin really.

    “Yes, but didnt he take out those IG’s one at a time?”

    Well, C and D were shot down by Slave I in a single assault over Tatooine. A lone B was wiped out by Fett in Cloud City beforehand.

    “Wait, how many IG-88’s are participating in this fight?If all four are there they would probably take out boba.”

    Just one… but one is enough to cause a fair amount of havoc for either of the heroes, especially with backup from Ridley.

    “Ridley Vs. Samus is always a long fight, samus is always the victor, albiet it isnt a cut and dry quick match samus will be damaged and Ridley wil be defeated, though if he goes for boba first, he could kill him.”

    I disagree somewhat… Ridley should be able to take out either of the powered down heroes one-on-one eventually. IF Fett wasn’t powered down, he should have a long grueling battle with Ridley, but I believe Boba could prevail…

    Admin, what are your thoughts on the scenario?

  31. Who? December 31, 2009 at 2:52 pm -      #31

    artkid187.deviantart.com/art/boba-fett-and-samus-57028466

    Heh, found this pic that Josh showed me a while back… just browsing through DA and came across it.

  32. Who? December 31, 2009 at 3:29 pm -      #32

    artkid187.deviantart.com/art/boba-fett-and-samus-57028466

    Heh, found this pic that Josh showed me a while back… just browsing through DA and came across it.

  33. Belisaurius March 31, 2010 at 8:38 pm -      #33

    This seems like a straight up fight, Boba can always trash IG-88 again and Samus has always beaten ridley.

    …Unless IG-88 comes in riding on Ridley’s back…

  34. Neutrality July 21, 2010 at 9:21 am -      #34

    with no plot shielding this battle seems close

    but i’m betting samus beats ridley

    boba and ig-88 take a while…but i think boba would win

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