10 Greatest Second-Bananas In Gaming

We just couldn't have done it without them.

In a time where superheroes are more popular than they have ever been, we felt it was time to take a look at the unsung heroes that lurk in the shadows. These under-appreciated characters usually play a supporting role in the story being told and the one thing they all have in common is that they take a backseat to someone else. Some of them are classy, some of them are annoying but all of them are memorable. Without these reliable second-bananas, most of gaming€™s most legendary heroes wouldn€™t have inferior foils to make them look better, and let€™s be totally honest; would Batman look anywhere near as awesome if he didn€™t have an idiot number two in green boy-shorts following him around to open doors for him? (He probably still would.) The criteria is simple. With one exception, all the entries on this list are NPCs, or non-playable characters. Secondly, none of the entries selected outshine their heroes, because that€™s not how a good sidekick does business. Finally, to be fair to all entries listed, we only chose one character per franchise. So pull out a cold one and join us in toasting gaming€™s greatest second-bananas.
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Mr. Quinn Gammon is a retro game collector, a fan of the video game industry and a lifelong pro wrestling fan, with a loyalty to WWE. He enjoys 90's cartoons, Looney Tunes characters, British television (with an emphasis on Doctor Who and Sherlock) and enjoys the occasional mixed berry trifle (with gluten free cake).