In life there is always a leader and there is always a sidekick. The sidekick will risk life and limb, lay down their life for the greater good and often do more than what was asked of them...but they never get the glory, they never get the girls and they never get picked first....they are always Player 2!
Sometimes though, the sidekick is king. The head honcho cannot get from A to B without them. Where would Sonic 2 have been without the high flying Tails to carry him around? That's right, Sonic, you blue bastard; Tails carried you!
But sidekicks don't always just appear in video games, movies always have their right-hand-man character, too. You get distracted by the lead role and forget about the second choice in the background. Tom Hanks, I love you, but Cast Away would be nothing without Wilson....
Wilson, Cast Away
I can't complain. In my family, I was the older brother so was sure to always get first pick...but at times, it is cooler to be the surprising sidekick, too!
So here's to you, Player 2!
Luigi, Super Mario Brothers
War Machine, Iron Man
Chewbacca, Star Wars
Dory, Finding Nemo
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