George A. Romero
(Rejected movie script)

Ridley was a member of the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team, under the command of Albert Wesker. He was still young compared to the others, and considered a 'rookie'.


When the Arkley Mansion was infested in a biohazard and the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team disappeared, Ridley and the other Alphas were called in to investigate. Soon after arriving at the house, they were attacked by a pack of infected dogs. When Joseph Frost was killed, they ran into the mansion.

Moving into the library searching for a secret entrance to the underground, Wesker ordered Ridley to stay put. He defied orders and moved off to the kitchen. Hearing an alarm sound off nearby, he was confused:[1] there was no door. Seeing a card reader standing beside a wall, Ridley realised there was a hidden door and shot at the panel; Chris Redfield ran through, being followed by a zombified researcher. Ridley shot it.[2] The two then began arguing with each other over who they were and what they were doing at the mansion. The arguing distracted Ridley from the zombified guard walking through the corridor, and the flesh between his neck and shoulder was ripped into. Chris shot it with his Winchester, but he was too late to save Ridley.[3]

His body was retrieved by Rebecca Chambers; Kenneth Sullivan and Richard Aiken, who noticed vines moving over to his body, as through ready to grab him.[4] This, unfortunately, allowed him the chance to kill once he reanimated. Wesker managed to shoot him right as he prepared to tackle Rebecca Chambers.[5]

Further notes

Ridley's character was removed when George A. Romero's script was rejected. He was not recycled for the Anderson script.


  1. George A. Romero Resident Evil draft (1998-10-07), p.23
  2. George A. Romero Resident Evil draft (1998-10-07), p.24
  3. George A. Romero Resident Evil draft (1998-10-07), p.25
  4. George A. Romero Resident Evil draft (1998-10-07), pp.26-27
  5. George A. Romero Resident Evil draft (1998-10-07), p.32
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