When videogame sidekicks rub people the wrong way, they really rub them the wrong way. Maybe they’re a bit clingy, maybe they get in the way during fights, maybe they aren’t as sexy as the characters everyone else likes. Maybe they have the misfortune to be literally any sidekick from a Resident Evil game.
But you’re moved to stick up for at least one of them, dammit. One of the characters who falls outside the top 20 on our list ranking the Mass Effect companions, for instance. If only the world could see it from your point of view! Well, now they can. Make a case for the defence.
Which unpopular sidekick would you defend with your life?
Here are our answers, plus a few from our forum.