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: Difference from Empathy Pet
Greenygal: Much broader application, it looks like--most of these examples aren't cute pets or zany comic relief, and at least some of them are intelligent enough to have their own thoughts and reactions, instead of just mirroring their partner.
: Thank you. With that in mind -- daemons in His Dark Materials
? They can't choose their human partner, but they are mind-linked.