Thanks Buddy!: 25 of Gaming's Greatest Sidekicks

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Wonko33

In Ultima IV, Iolo also plays a little song to help you sleep when he's on watch. ;)

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xmanxh

No sidekick list could be complete without Elika from Prince of Persia.  Where would the Prince be without her?  Dead at the bottom of a chasm, that's where.  Elika was the integral sidekick who not only  supported combat, purified the fertile grounds, and performed last second life saves (thereby eliminating checkpoint loads - thank you very much); but, was also completely necessary to the movement mechanic through the game.  Oh, and the Prince and Elika's hours of dialogue and repartee added much to the entertainment value to what would have otherwise been a bleak and solitary adventure.

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TheDodgeGuy

How on earth can you have a sidekick list without HK-47... meatbag.

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roleki

Come on now... no Skeeter and Taurus?

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Ole_Raspy

have to agree with compguytracy, Navi from the N64 Zelda series was one of the best side-kicks... a tad annoying but always knew enemy weaknesses, where to go, and the location of hidden treasures.

keeping with the Zelda theme, there was also Epona and the Owl...

 

With Epona in mind (the horse), i think a shoutout to the horse in Shadow of Colossus is necessary... Spend the whole game riding around on that horse, and its always reliable to get you from A to B

 

Daxter... form Jak & Daxter should also be on this list

 

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Ole_Raspy

Wakka/Yuna/Auron/rest of the crew from FFX n FFXII

 

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compguytracy

I feel HL2 is so old, you where only allowed flint lock weapons. Also, i believe the colonel (campbell) screammed snake. And what about Navi for both N64 Zeldas? Also Midna for Twighlight Princess.

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AngaelofDaeth

Minsc and Boo, the best sidekick ever created, and yet not on the list. Please stop making articles about games. It hurts me.... :\

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DogPatch1149

Guide Bot from the Descent series.

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silent_sentinel

Hooray 4 of these are from Valve games!

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muramasa451

The cast of Left 4 Dead should be included as well.  Where would we be without Ellis saying 'Kill all ...'

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skylinkdave

Floyd from Planetfall

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Nickompoop

Cl4trap was the Navi of Borderlands, and Slippy was always gettin shot.  How the hell did they make the list?  They're useless!

I do, however, approve of Mordin and Joker's additions.  They are great sidekicks.

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CleverBullet

What no Lydia from Skrim?

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DanScharff

We seriously considered putting in Lydia. Unfortunately, there's the "GODDAMMIT LYDIA!!!" phenomenon, where she blocks doorways, ruins sneak attempts, aggros everyone nearby, and scampers gleefully across every damn pressure plate (often multiple times).

I personally am more of a Mjoll the Lioness fan. She's pretty tough, can carry a house, and has a cool accent…even though her stalker-for-life friend Aerin is cramping my style.

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Nimrod

lol sorry but this list sucks. Tackeling a challenge such as this would be a monumental task. This is a failure sorry lol

Get rid of this crap comments forum btw.

 

troll out!

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T0mmy1977

How about the Sentry Gun from Team Fortress Classic.

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iceman08

Navi, the fairy! or is this PC-only sidekicks? (if emulators count, then Navi the fairy)

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Marthian

this is far from being PC-only. but Navi is arguable, she's annoying and never really did help.

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Mad Mort

What about Tibbers?  Annie's cuddly (10-foot, saber-toothed) teddy bear in League of Legends.

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Marthian

because not a lot of people read up on League of Legends Lore (correct me if I'm wrong)

Besides, they just don't really have anything that makes them pop up and be memorable.

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Mad Mort

500 million LoL players would beg to differ. (I, uh, may have padded those numbers just a touch)

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don2041

What about PCGAMERS side kick Coconut Monkey

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Phrish

"LMAO!!! Half Life 2 Episode 3... that's sooooo last lifetime!"

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... is what my great, great grandfather would have said if he was alive today. My ancestor started playing Half Life 2 when he was a young man, and enjoyed the small episodal updates. Alas, he died in the mid 21st century, and despite recent advances in cybernetics and neural network imprinting, won't be around in 2185 when Episode 3 is scheduled to be released.

I myself will play the 6 or so hours of Episode 3 "in his memory" when it comes out, and will send my experiences back to him through my artifical wormhole chamber, so that he may live vicariously through my ocular implants.

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Phrish

But not sure how cool of a sidekick Alyx will be when Episode 3 comes out. If they use the same actor for her voice talent, she might just call Gordon "sonny" or "whipersnaper" too much for my taste. Plus I don't know how effective she'll be holstering her sidearm all the time while she searches her purse for hard candy or towlette wipes.

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Righteous Fury

No Minsc & Boo?!?!?!?!?

WTF!!!!

You call yourselves gamers?...

oh, the humanity!

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GreenTurtle

Exactly my first thought as well. Minsc & Boo are classic and yet to be duplicated.

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rabidoyster

As this was my first thought, I second this outrage. Minsc and Boo are a sidekick within a sidekick!

To quote a famous Bluth,

"C'MON!!"

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TommM

Ditto - they most definitely belong in the list

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TommM

I preferred Fawkes to Dogmeat in Fallout 3.  The guy had a hella sense of humor.

Good list, though.

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Nimrod

Fawks was a GIRL you stupid noob. Fawks was also just a filler fluff side note character with a cool gun. Dogmeat is old school hard core FO cannon.

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Brad Nimbus

Contrary to the fallout wikia....

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Nimrod

LMFAO I dont give a FUCK about the wiki. I helped work on the FO3 wiki before it launched. That fuking thing is still out dated and has the wrong walk thrus for quests and wrong object IDs in it. Ive played the freaken game, i dont need the god damn wiki.

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Brad Nimbus

I've played the game before also and I don't recall seeing anything that would give me cause to believe that Fawks is a female. Give me an example of fawks being a female. I'm not trying to start an argument but....

"lead designer Emil Pagliarulo has confirmed "No, Fawkes was absolutely a male. This was a mistake. Wes gave an interview and he was mistaken. Trust me, Fawkes is and was male."

Unless you can prove otherwise (and with all due respect) the lead designer holds alot more clout than a guy on MaximumPc called Nimrod.

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Bilbert

Maximum PC missed the Medic from Team Fortress 2. Other than that I think this list is pretty complete.

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Alperian

I used to have some friends Jester and Prophet. They got a bit mutilated.

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cyber75sax

Seth Green has raised the sidekick role to an art, thanks to Buffy and movies like The Italian Job.

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iceman08

Thomas Edison was a Templar

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