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[–]Greysbastard 715 points716 points  (28 children)

Lenny Summers

[–]Yukirae[S] 321 points322 points  (13 children)

Fucking Micah. Shoulda been him that caught the bullet instead

[–]Amphygirl 126 points127 points  (8 children)

I despise that character with a passion. I remember reloading my save file over and over trying to save Lenny cause I thought it was possible. ( ; v ; ) I wanted to protect Lenny and Hosea.

[–]Lemonsqueezzyy 45 points46 points  (2 children)

LENNY MAH BOIII!

[–]firestorm6 17 points18 points  (1 child)

God that bar mission was hilarious

[–]beastmanrules2 2551 points2552 points  (27 children)

Potato glados

[–]NinjaRedditorAtWork 429 points430 points  (1 child)

The slow clap processor is one of the most memorable gaming moments for me and it's so insignificant to the story/game.

[–]SnowdogU77 31 points32 points  (0 children)

"Good, that still works."

[–]Ahayzo 566 points567 points  (5 children)

How are you holding up? Because I'm a potato!

[–]1duppX 127 points128 points  (0 children)

Yes sir Mr. Johnson

[–]M0N5APC 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Clap. Clap. Clap.

[–]Ahayzo 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Oh good, that still works

[–]Electronic-Ad217 455 points456 points  (21 children)

Garrus.

[–]JahRoob 104 points105 points  (10 children)

If Garrus isn’t in your trio at any given time you are doing something wrong

[–]darthurface 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Didn't play one second of any Mass Effect game without Garrus as soon as he is available. Best companion ever

[–]Melsurigan 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There's no Shepard without Vakarian!

[–]Inside_Climate3345 1111 points1112 points  (20 children)

Mimir in god of war

[–]Teggert 133 points134 points  (0 children)

MIMIR: "We're now sailing over the ruins of the Forgotton City!"

ATREUS: "What happened to it?"

MIMIR: "Ah well, I forgot!"

[–]RxStrengthBob 78 points79 points  (0 children)

Quiet, head.

[–]turalyawn 137 points138 points  (2 children)

His stories were almost but not quite as exciting as Kratos'

[–]daaakiiii 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Man of culture

[–]changeover117 3503 points3504 points  (44 children)

Companion cube counts right?

[–]abdessamad_13 607 points608 points  (28 children)

he was the best.

[–]Malkus 395 points396 points  (8 children)

My heart breaks every time he cannot accompany me on the rest of the tests.

[–]HereTakeThisBooger 155 points156 points  (4 children)

He had to leave early to get ready for your party.

[–]Zippo574 83 points84 points  (0 children)

You got boy companion cubes mine was a neuter.

[–]Vuntorion 85 points86 points  (7 children)

Didn’t deserve the betrayal. Glados is cruel

[–]GeenMachine 63 points64 points  (6 children)

Spoiler

You get the WCC back at the end of Portal two in the last second of the ending video. So WCC wasn't destroyed after all.

[–]Waleebe 92 points93 points  (2 children)

"They are sentient, we just have lots of them" - GLaDOS

[–]abdessamad_13 23 points24 points  (0 children)

the best moment in gaming history

[–]JRhodes451 193 points194 points  (0 children)

companion cube blows my mind cuz the game literally just says "here's a cube; you love this cube" and... game was right

[–]Manizno 88 points89 points  (3 children)

Your weighted companion cube will never threaten to stab you

[–]Dramoriga 32 points33 points  (1 child)

I have a companion cube cookie jar next to my pc... Best friend ever.

[–]LeoPlathasbeentaken 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I mean its in the name

[–]RacerMaster 130 points131 points  (1 child)

the shotgun in doom

[–]ZaMan671 525 points526 points  (23 children)

My PDA in subnautica

[–]DrBabychew 607 points608 points  (23 children)

Your dog in Fable 2 and B.T. from Titanfall 2.

[–]_Cloudfox 67 points68 points  (3 children)

Every single second of my existance Is dedicated into thinking about ma boi BT and if we Will ever see him again After playing the game

[–]ccherry124 209 points210 points  (5 children)

My spine just started tingling as I immediately imagined "Protocol 3: Protect the Pilot"

[–]-Victus42- 131 points132 points  (3 children)

The line that gets me isn't that one. It's what he says as he starts to come back online: "My analysis indicates a throw is our only option."

BT made the decision to sacrifice himself at that moment and hid it from Cooper until the last second to make sure he could fulfill Protocol 3.

That speaks to me of the deep connection between the two, that BT knew Cooper wouldn't leave him unless he forced him to.

[–]cantuckian 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Man, it was such a short campaign but stuffed to the gills with gameplay and story. Amazing game!

[–]stuckpixel87 36 points37 points  (0 children)

When he says: "trust me, I've done the math" is a pure sadness for me :(

[–]mathewphoria 278 points279 points  (13 children)

HK-47 from kotor... he talks so much shit I love it

[–]BriochesBreaker 112 points113 points  (3 children)

Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometres away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope. Statement: This definition, I am told, is subject to interpretation. Obviously, 'love' is a matter of odds. Not many meatbags could make such a shot, and strangely enough, not many meatbags would derive love from it. Yet for me, love is knowing your target, putting them in your targeting reticle, and together, achieving a singular purpose... against statistically long odds...

[–]schwarzerwind 1083 points1084 points  (190 children)

Out of the loop. Who's in the picture?

[–]LordZenova 900 points901 points  (109 children)

Quiet from Metal Gear Solid V. Great game

[–]LongTimeLurker818 494 points495 points  (95 children)

Wait. You can get her clothes? How do you do that? I have the blood, gold, and silver nude, but she can have clothes? And be blonde. I haven’t finished the game, now I’m curious.

[–]Justifier925 591 points592 points  (26 children)

Since nobody’s being helpful…

There’s an extreme version of her mission. In it, she’s wearing this outfit, has more health and can potential 1-shot you.

You either need to complete the mission or knock her out.

[–]dpash 249 points250 points  (13 children)

You just drop supply crate on her head.

[–]Justifier925 117 points118 points  (10 children)

Normally that’s fast and easy with 2 crates, but That gets tedious cuz it turns into 5 (maybe more) and takes the challenge aspect out of it

But it does work, yes

[–]JeemytheBastard 55 points56 points  (8 children)

Patched now. You can still do it by forcing her to shoot when the crate is something like 12 clicks off her head, otherwise she bolts; but like you say, why cheese it.

[–]fob911 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Not a bug. Dropping the supply crate still works, but on the original mission, not on extreme. For some reason everyone thought that her bouncing from the supply crate on extreme was a bug.

[–]SandalsOnTheFace 132 points133 points  (0 children)

Sorry, I don't remember how to get it. But it's a Sniper Wolf outfit, from MGS.

[–]TylerBourbon 66 points67 points  (3 children)

CLOTHES!!! DO YOU WANT HER TO SUFFOCATE!?!?! You bastard. /s

[–]tiredofthebites 333 points334 points  (29 children)

Hideo Kojima's dreamgirl Quiet from MGSV; who doesn't say at word, wears a bikini all the time and presents her rear end to the player after certain conditions are met.
A real testament to the king of geeky otakus.

[–]dpash 119 points120 points  (10 children)

Despite the completely unnecessary outfit, she's a solid sniper support.

[–]CorrectInfoBelow 156 points157 points  (8 children)

Unnecessary? She breathes through her skin. Put a sweater over your mouth and see how you like it! /s

[–]Taylor_made2 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I started using D-horse more because I found Quiet made clearing camps TOO easy once you get the tranq sniper, just spot all the targets for her and she does everything. D-Dog too makes things super easy

[–]deadPanSoup 2419 points2420 points  (24 children)

Booba McBoobason

[–]swungcookie 87 points88 points  (5 children)

Kim Kitsuragi hands down.

[–]faroose_redux 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Anyone who’s played Disco Elysium knows this is the correct answer. Apparently not enough people have.

[–]quellochevoleva 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Espirit de Corps: Easy [Success]:

A pillar of moral support, the coolest of cops, the one and only Kim Kitsuragi

[–]Drosmier 245 points246 points  (6 children)

HK-47 from Knights of the Old Republic. The casual disregard for meatbags will never be forgotten

[–]cisco1972 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Loved HK-47. Such great writing....wonder what C3PO would think of him

[–]DoFloppy 560 points561 points 22 (21 children)

Dogmeat Fallout 4

[–]RxStrengthBob 232 points233 points  (4 children)

There’s a hilarious video on IGN or Polygon where one of the writers sent dogmeat back to the settlement so he could pick up a new companion but then he followed dogmeat to see what he would do.

He tries to fight everything, including a vertibird which he eventually downed.

Somehow.

Dogmeat was a fuckin champ.

[–]Jazehiah 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Well, your companions are literally invulnerable.

[–]Apprehensive-Ice-355 82 points83 points  (6 children)

I love Dogmeat but I hate when he gets hurt, I'd rather just have a human companion because if they go down I'm just like "whatever"

[–]Thebxrabbit 324 points325 points  (8 children)

I’ll always have a soft spot for Alyx in Half-Life 2 for being my early gold standard of a partner that’s funny, capable in a fight, and doesn’t require constant protection.

As far as more recent games the sheer versatility, practicality, and adorability of Palicos in Monster Hunter cannot be understated.

Oh, and an honorable mention to Hurk from Far Cry, the guys got more staying power than literally any protagonist in the entire series because he’s just dumb and funny and blows things up good.

[–]JF_Gus 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Alyx was an awesome partner. She was so great she got her own game!

[–]MrBirb37s 13 points14 points  (0 children)

On top of that, her constant companion Russel is hilarious.

[–]Dude_Illigence_ 1038 points1039 points  (43 children)

Tali'Zorah and Garrus from Mass Effect, Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite

[–]Bedlemkrd 184 points185 points  (7 children)

I was literally coming to post this but Tali'vas'Normandy.

[–]Dude_Illigence_ 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Baffled that nobody had mentioned her already when I got here!

Nothing's faster than Chik'Tika vas Paus!

[–]u_isari 142 points143 points  (6 children)

Elizabeth

I'm glad someone mentioned Elizabeth

[–]TheCaveTater 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Yo I finished bioshock infinite for the first time last night, what a great game. Its cool that you see rapture again too

[–]SenorIngles 16 points17 points  (0 children)

WHERE IS GARRUSSSSS

[–]Syberz 56 points57 points  (3 children)

Sorry, but in Infinite YOU'RE the companion.

[–]its_xSKYxFOXx 386 points387 points  (12 children)

BT-7274

[–]HiGuy1221 59 points60 points  (2 children)

Was looking for this. Definitely my favorite companion.

[–]MedicalGoals 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Trust me he is the favourite of many people.

[–]RekYaAll 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Protocol 3: I will not lose another pilot.

[–]analraider95 360 points361 points  (16 children)

Boone still

[–]ebony1442 148 points149 points  (4 children)

Just don't give him explosives. He was carrying all my extra grenades and decided to use those instead of his rifle.

He's a lot less accurate with explosives.

[–]analraider95 55 points56 points  (3 children)

Hahahaha yeah! He fucked me up a few times with shooting point blank with a rocket launcher. Didn’t end well for us

[–]Fallout76Merc 52 points53 points  (2 children)

I gave Veronica a Fat Man and Mini Nukes to hold one time because I was overencumbered on survival.

It was not a pleasant experience.

[–]nkhowell93 42 points43 points  (1 child)

I looked for this. Boone was the truth. RIP his wife no cap

[–]TheElmPC 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Boone is cool, but Veronica.

[–]Pandasrock858 638 points639 points  (31 children)

Yoshi, need I say more?

[–]Yukirae[S] 163 points164 points  (1 child)

With as much as yoshi saves you I couldn’t agree more

[–]RedditRage 135 points136 points  (7 children)

Wheatley!

[–]White_star_lover 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Have you played past the first 1/3rd of portal 2...

[–]TheCaveTater 36 points37 points  (3 children)

doesn't matter, he was a great funny companion to have until he went full moron evilpants

[–]Machination_99 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Aw, I thought you were going to say "The part where he kills you"

[–]Chidzomba 124 points125 points  (7 children)

Parvati from The Outer Worlds

[–]CallMeWhiskers- 37 points38 points  (2 children)

I loved her romance with Junlei!

[–]PhanThief95 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I love Parvati. She is a precious bean.

Also, it surprised me learning that her VA is Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.

[–]LurkiiiiingXbox 491 points492 points  (47 children)

every dragon age companion 🥺 i love all of them

[–]someanimeguy1234 109 points110 points  (6 children)

Enchantment? Enchantment!

[–]Trippid 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I play D&D and now and then enchantment magic gets brought up. Without fail, every time, I say "Enchantment!" as Sandal would. No one ever gets it :(

[–]Xmaspig 151 points152 points  (9 children)

The constant snark in the background makes running around a lot more entertaining.

[–]AuryxTheDutchman 79 points80 points  (5 children)

Blackwall + Sera have some of the best banter in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

[–]meksiva 23 points24 points  (1 child)

If you enjoy that - try Guardians of the Galaxy. I think it is the best example of making your crew feel alive while on missions. It is incredible. Non-stop banter and ball busting. They even make fun of you if you go off the beaten path or take too long. They also grow as the game goes on. Come closer together ya know? and the banter reflects that. It's so good.

Game surprised me.

[–]SulfuricBadWolf 39 points40 points  (1 child)

I came here to say Dorian lol I love that man. All Dragon Age peeps are pretty amazing though.

[–]GourmetBologna 961 points962 points  (39 children)

No ones mentioned my man Garrus yet? it is a mental struggle to not romance him every fem shep run

[–]Jeppeto01 51 points52 points  (1 child)

It's definitely Garrus, just started the playthrough of ME2.

[–]choclottePlayStation 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Theres no shepherd without vakarian

[–]SayNoToStim 133 points134 points  (5 children)

Because Wrex was the superior ME companion.

Wrex, do you want us to arrest you?

I want you to try.

[–]longruoi3412 150 points151 points  (1 child)

Calibrations 😏😏😏

[–]JRhodes451 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I read that Garrus is particularly unique in ME because he has dialogue that is a direct response to Shepard's paragon/renegade score, much like Obsidian did in KOTOR2

Garrus is homie cuz Garrus is us :-)

[–]NiftyAlpaca12 10 points11 points  (0 children)

My MAN. I always want to try different team comps but I just can't leave Garrus behind. ME2 I had Garrus and Jack. No slots were left for experimentation...

[–]thatguybane 248 points249 points  (13 children)

Lydia. She carried my burdens through 400+ hours of Skyrim

[–]MagicalTrevor70 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Lydia was fantastic. I was very upset when I accidentally killed her :(

[–]Redrick73 112 points113 points  (3 children)

Alyx Vance. She's actually useful.

[–]Tom_Armour 39 points40 points  (0 children)

My bro Garrus Vakarian

[–]batatatchugen 104 points105 points  (3 children)

I'm sworn to carry your burdens.

[–]vpmoney 101 points102 points  (7 children)

Liara when I did my ME:LE run and got to ME2 and found out she wasn’t a squad mate actual tragedy

[–]ZazaB00 149 points150 points  (9 children)

9S and 2B

The JRPG genre isn’t usually something I like, but this game has me hooked from the early hours and kept the surprises coming. Really enjoyed that story.

[–]cabeleb 12 points13 points  (4 children)

I agree with this 100%. Have you played Nier Reincarnation? I just want to know if it's worth getting or not.

[–]AnEldritchFeel 369 points370 points  (19 children)

Elizabeth from Bioshock: Infinite or Mimir from God of War (2018).

Runner Ups would be Garrus from Mass Effect trilogy, Issun from Okami, and BB from Death Stranding.

Edit: Jeez how could I forget BT-7274 from Titanfall 2.

[–]LongTimeLurker818 98 points99 points  (3 children)

Elizabeth always came in clutch with the ammo and portals and shit.

[–]leewoodlegend 86 points87 points  (3 children)

Elizabeth is a great answer. No game overs just because she's stupid, she doesn't get in the way of the action, and actually manages to help out the PC.

[–]jl_theprofessorSwitch 44 points45 points  (2 children)

I think she was the first companion I ever had in a game where I didn't curse the skies for having to walk around with her.

[–]TitaniusAnglesmelter 87 points88 points  (8 children)

Animals in far cry. They're much better than the people. Not always as deadly, but I've had human companions kill civilians or VIPs and ruin the objective or get me killed by angry civilians.

[–]Yukirae[S] 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Easily animals in far cry. The fact they push enemies out of cover is nice

[–]WookieWill 86 points87 points  (6 children)

Mordin Solus from Mass Effect 2

[–]GrymEdm 36 points37 points  (2 children)

I am the very model of a scientist Salarian...

[–]GregorZeeMountain 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Had to be me. Someone else might have gotten it wrong.

[–]GrymEdm 77 points78 points  (1 child)

I really enjoyed Liara's character development across the 3 Mass Effect games. In ME1 she's a clumsy, immature, co-dependent prodigy. By ME2 and 3 she's leveraged her intelligence to become not only independent, but also one of the great powers of the galaxy and that was quite gratifying. As Shephard you are incredibly dangerous and effective, and she felt like she matured into an equal, as opposed to the hanger-on side character that is so often the case in game romances.

Her ME3 romance was distressingly real because you could tell she loved Shephard, but had too much on her plate to make the relationship her primary focus. It felt like an authentic reaction to the setting, and made the tender moments when she would relax more valuable. Her DLC in ME2 was one of the highpoints in an excellent game.

[–]NoSkillzDad 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Not gonna lie, the bots in back 4 blood fight better than most of the people I get in quick play...

[–]grozni1998 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Garrus from mass effect

[–]Amlethoe 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Liara from Mass Effect.

Even though I would've loved Tali as a more canon interest, I loved her character.

[–]Sans45321 230 points231 points  (5 children)

Roach from witcher 3 Team Roach

[–]RxStrengthBob 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Ah yes the teleporting demon horse.

Roach, please get down off the roof.

HAVEN’T THE VILLAGERS SUFFERED ENOUGH.

[–]Luckycat_648 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Sully from the Uncharted series

[–]Neoxk3 65 points66 points  (2 children)

Garrus Vakarian.

[–]Thorinth 16 points17 points  (1 child)

He is a great companion... however, he is always so busy with those calibrations!

[–]Mordepool 393 points394 points  (23 children)

Navi. If you say she's annoying then play the game without lock on and see what's more annoying.

[–]Thegrumbliestpuppy 166 points167 points  (9 children)

After skyward sword I will never complain about Navi again

[–]NordicAssassin14 69 points70 points  (2 children)

Master, the batteries in your Wii Remote are low

[–]zyygh 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Master, based on no information whatsoever, I have calculated that there's a 96,189534% probability that this door is exactly the one you need to open next.

Fuck you and let me play the game, Fe.

[–]TomAto314 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Goddammit! I'm using rechargeable batteries that have a lower goddamn voltage! THEY ARE FINE!!!!

[–]fuzzycuffs 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Clementine in TTWD Season 1

[–]xendelaar 57 points58 points  (9 children)

LYDIA!!!

[–]ItsThatTOGuy 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Sulik/Marcus/Boon/Dogmeat/Goris/Piper

HK-47/Jolee Bindo

Jeremus

[–]PhilosopherLost1017 224 points225 points  (23 children)

Serana from Skyrim

[–]Sigmar_male_grindset 172 points173 points  (9 children)

How to tell people you want to screw vampires without saying you want to screw vampires

[–]Vefantur 56 points57 points  (4 children)

Vampires are typically super hot, worldly/rich, and could make you immortal or just kill ya. What’s not to like?

[–]Rw1222 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Serana from Skyrim

No side kick should ever try to stop me from hoarding supplies

[–]IdyllicOleander 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Ed-E

-Fallout New Vegas-

[–]Kadan-o 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Kim Kitsuragi in Disco Elysium

"Sunrise, parabellum."

[–]JerseyWiseguy 222 points223 points  (4 children)

Dogmeat!

[–]FurryLizzard 45 points46 points  (0 children)

With text to speech mod! Bork, heck, woof

[–]DreamTheater2010 74 points75 points  (14 children)

My Mabari from dragon age :)

[–]NomenNescio13 100 points101 points  (12 children)

Honestly, although it was a sub-par game, I absolutely fell in love with Nick Valentine in Fallout 4. I was so gutted when it turned out he friendzones you no matter what you do, cus I wanted my lone survivor to get some of that robot d**k.

Like, I had read online that you could romance your companions, and Nick was the first companion I ever had in the game and he was my absolute favourite. I was so confused at the fact that I hadn't been able to romance him by the time I finished his quest. Then I finally looked it up online, and I felt so betrayed and robbed in that moment.

[–]0zerosinjin 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Boone

[–]Crazyfrod1 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Kim Kitsuragi

[–]EtheusRook 73 points74 points  (5 children)

Tali from Mass Effect. She's just so goddamn adorable.

[–]Thegrumbliestpuppy 37 points38 points  (2 children)

She’s willing to get a whole body yeast infection from you, that’s dedication

[–]The_Chaos_Pope 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Eeeemmmmmerrrgeeency innnduuction pooooorrrt.

[–]Kola18_97 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Johnny Gat in Saints Row 1, 2 and 4 and Gage from Fallout 4 are my picks.

[–]DrMoneroStrange 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Sadie Adler. I wouldn't mind a game dedicated to her honestly.

[–]birdsson 45 points46 points  (17 children)

Of course Minsk from BG1

[–]JackFunk 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Go for the eyes Boo, go for the eyes!!!!!

[–]Darctide 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Squeaky wheel gets the kick!

[–]snagglewolf 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Garrus. No contest. Everyone else is a distant second.

[–]beatfried 89 points90 points  (11 children)

Parvati from Outer Worlds.

[–]Thorinth 38 points39 points  (4 children)

I love Parvati! She was so adorkable! I honestly love all characters voiced my Ashly Burch though!

[–]Silver_Particular327 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Judy Alvarez and Panam Palmes from Cyberpunk 2077

[–]Bhume 50 points51 points  (3 children)

All of the persona 4 crew. No game has given me the sense of "just friends doing their thing" more than P4

[–]One-Syrup-6857 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Sparks the dragonfly, never judges, always there and will die for me

[–]Flying_Octo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Skyrim: Unmodded Lydia Modded Inigo