In this edition of Topscore, i will talk about those supporting characters that are cooler than the player's avatar. In short, here are those kind of individuals who make you jealous that you can't play with them, always showing that they can do things better than the protagonist, or simply, do things with more style.
For a sidenote, i know i've been away for quite a while. I will try to post with some regularity. English is still a third language for me, so any advices in that regard are welcome, i keep feeling that the sentences are not really on par with the original text (in portuguese).
8 - Diddy Kong (Donkey Kong Country)
It's not that I think the mini Kong is cooler than his uncle, not at all, but it is undeniable that he is more useful, especially in the last game, Donkey Kong Country Returns. Playing with the DK in the co-op mode is like playing in the hard difficulty. After all, as DK you have to do all his jumps by calculating his distance and you cannot count on Diddy's Jetpack. Also the little monkey has the privilege of using firearms, this is unfair competition.
7 - Tails (Sonic 2)
I made it clear in the first Topscore why Sonic is a great lame-ass creature! He was supposedly cool in in the 90s, but since the sequel to his first game where he had to save more critters in the forest, he found a partner better than himself, Miles Tails the fox. And despite the marketing advertising that the hedgehog was the fastest pet in the forest, the two-player mode denounced the truth: Miles was able to run as fast as Sonic, and worse, he knew all the same movements. But besides acting as an exact copy of the protagonist he still had an extra power: Tails can fly .... Poor Sonic ...
6 - Zero (Mega Man X)
When the X series was created, the idea was that it was different from the original Mega Mans, not only in history, but also with the new characters. Zero was designed to be the new protagonist, but in the end, Capcom opted for a design more similar and recognizable. Zero turned into a kind of co-star: "He is the guy who steals all the best scenes "said the creator of the game. Zero is a robot like Mega Man, but way cooler.
Only one argument is needed to prove this thesis: He uses a Light Saber.
5 - Garrus (Mass Effect)
Look, I have to admit up front that I'm a big fan of Commander Sheppard, but i do believe that good part the majority of the supporting cast of the game is as interesting as the main character. Garrus is not my favorite character, but he is certainly the coolest. For starters, he is a Turian, the race with the greatest military power of The Galaxy. Otherwise, he has all the right ingredients to be the coolest guy in Normandy. He is a expert in long distance combat with rifles, he has that rebel attitude of doing justice by any price, he had half his face destroyed while eliminating a hundreds gangsters in the most dangerous planetoid in the galaxy and is so absolutely frightening for the bandits, that they known him as the Archangel, a instrument of divine justice.
Garrus, every time I put you out of my team it was my fear of being forgotten and outshined by you.
4 - Falco Lombardi (Star Fox)
As a child, I always liked Falco. I don't know why, I liked Fox as well, but Falco was the only member of your team that could be useful in a ship. Added to this the fact that in the history of Starfox, Falco graduates to the squad as the best pilot of the Lylat System. Moreover, the fact that he throw in Fox's face all the time how much he is "the best". Today, reviewing the lines of the character, he sounds more like an asshole than someone cool, but we must admit that Falcon carries a certain fascination among the players. He is the only character that appears in every Star Fox game and made significant appearances in Super Smash Bros. And we have to agree that Fox is too passive with a guy that passes all his time screwing and criticizing him, making Falco a lot more cool and hip than the main protagonist.
Even when you save him, he makes fun of you: "Geez, I've been saved by Fox How well."
3 - Ghost (Modern Warfare)
Ghost is the coolest guy operating in the 141 Taskforce. Whether by his cinematic entries, or for his mask that shows death to the enemies, or simply because he is an extremely reliable companion to have at your side.
In fact, Ghost seems to become more popular every day , surpassing the rest of the cast of Modern Warfare 2 (Soap, Roach and Price, because all the rest is disposable). The character has gained a lot of media attention recently, to the point of being the protagonist in a comic book about his life before the taskforce. That are few things that are cooler then a balaclava with a painted skull.
2 - HK-47 (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)
In a much better game than anything that was done with Star Wars in recent decades, this android became an iconic figure today, figuring in almost every list of best characters of the 2000s. HK - 47 is a robot murderer who hates living beings, but is obliged to work for them due to his programming. The HK-47 dialogues always show some bright, excellent sarcasm, he invariably tries to convince your character every minute to commit genocide. Without doubt one of the best characters in the Star Wars universe, always ready to end all "meatbags" for you.
1 - Frog (Chrono Trigger)
Frog is the coolest supporting character ever created, and he will always be better than Crono. The protagonist of the game does not have a meaningful personality (and he is mute) and a compelling background. Frog on the contrary, is an eloquent and powerful medieval knight. Originally Glenn, squire of the fearless Sir Cyrus, he waged a ceaseless struggle against the evil Magus. Until one day the villain finally killed the hero of the realm, and turned his squire into a frog. Even stuck in this form, he didn't gave up and became a mighty knight, the main warrior of his Kingdom, worthy to carry the sacred sword Masamune.
Besides all that, the "Frog Theme" is one of the coolest and most epics songs ever written for a game. Worthy of the bouncing hero.