The 5 Most Popular Video Game Sidekicks in the History of Gaming

Video games usually make a lot of hoopla about the leading characters while brushing over their trusted sidekicks, but our favorite gaming heroes couldn’t have made it without the following five sidekicks.

Luigi Mario Mario Bros.

Luigi Mario is the technically younger – yet, still taller – fraternal brother of the most iconic human figure in gaming; Mario Mario. Luigi is the pillar of dedication, putting his own life on hold to help his brother pursue the dream of his life and taking part in nearly every Mario game since the original Mario Bros. games; hence the name Mario “Brothers”.

Miles “Tails” Prower Sonic the Hedgehog

Miles Prower, known as Tails of Sonic the Hedgehog fame, plays multiple roles including a secondary player, mechanic, sidekick, and best friend to Sonic. Tails is most known for his boyish/childish appeal, his two tails, and the ability to propel himself above ground and he’s gone on to be featured in his own videogame, Tails Adventure, and is an integral part of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

Cortana Halo

Lots of gamers hardly ever think of Cortana as a sidekick to Halo’s Master Chief, but Cortana considering all that Cortana does for MC and how important she is to the Halo series, she’s at the very least a sidekick in this iconic game. Cortona is an AI program that was design specifically and bound to Master Chief and is not only a sidekick, but also a good friend and likely a love interest of Halo’s leading man.

Epona The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is one of the most popular gaming series in the history of gaming, but while Link and Zelda often get lots of attention, most people hardly pay attention to Epona, Links’ trusted steed. Epona has been Links loyal friend and means of transportation for a while and although lots of gamers might not be able to call her by name, they are able to recall Epona as “that horse that Link rides”.

Rush Mega Man

Rush is a robot’s best friend. In the Mega Man series Rush was created by Dr. Light to assist Mega Man in his epic journey and can transform, fly, and help Mega Man fend off enemies in his role as friend and sidekick.

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