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17th Jan '17 11:38:21 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' has four assist characters, dubbed "buddies", who can join Snake in his missions.
** D-Horse is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a horse]], albeit one that can be used to help Snake traverse areas quickly and stealthily by hanging off of his side. While [[FragileSpeedster fragile]], D-Horse will not raise suspicion among enemies when left by himself, and he can even defecate on command, his feces being very useful in making enemy vehicles slip and crash.
** D-Dog is a NobleWolf that can sniff out the locations of enemies, wild animals, plants, vehicles, weapons, and landmines. He can bark on command to distract enemies (who, like D-Horse, won't get suspicious if they see him by himself), can attack individual guards to keep them from noticing you, and can be upgraded to carry a knife to silently kill enemies (or a stun-knife if you prefer a non-lethal approach).
** Quiet is a sniper that can move stealthily through the battlefield at high speeds. She can use her ability to turn invisible to scout outposts, then take up a sniping post and pick off enemies on your command. As you increase your bond with her, you can equip her with a tranquilizer rifle for non-lethal takedowns and order her to attack enemies on her own to distract them.
** D-Walker is a customizable MiniMecha that combines many talents and strengths of the other buddies with the proper upgrades: you can ride on it like D-Horse, it can mark enemies like D-Dog, and it can fight enemies like Quiet. At the same time, however, it's not as stealthy as D-Horse, it's detection abilities are more limited than D-Dog's, and it doesn't have Quiet's precision. Enemies that see it will attack it on sight, and it's expensive to deploy, and even moreso to upgrade.
22nd Dec '16 2:21:28 AM Ingonyama
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* The first ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' video game for the Sega Genesis had playable characters {{ComicBook/Wolverine}}, {{ComicBook/Cyclops}}, {{ComicBook/Gambit}}, and {{ComicBook/Nightcrawler}}, but also gave players the abiity to summon {{ComicBook/Rogue}}, [[AnIcePerson Iceman,]] [[WingedHumanoid Archangel]], and {{ComicBook/Storm}} once per level as backup. Most of them had attacks that [[SmartBomb cleared the screen]] or [[MegatonPunch did devastating damage]] to a single enemy; however, [[AnIcePerson Iceman]] would build [[InstantIceJustAddCold ice bridges]] across gaps or dangerous areas, and if you fell off the screen anyway (or got too far separated in a two-player game), {{ComicBook/JeanGrey}} would telekinetically [[IBelieveICanFly fly you to safety]], or your partner's side (though in the former case, not without [[CastFromHitPoints significant cost to your health]].

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* The first ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' video game for the Sega Genesis had playable characters {{ComicBook/Wolverine}}, {{ComicBook/Cyclops}}, {{ComicBook/Gambit}}, and {{ComicBook/Nightcrawler}}, but also gave players the abiity to summon {{ComicBook/Rogue}}, [[AnIcePerson Iceman,]] [[WingedHumanoid Archangel]], and {{ComicBook/Storm}} once per level as backup. Most of them had attacks that [[SmartBomb cleared the screen]] or [[MegatonPunch did devastating damage]] to a single enemy; however, [[AnIcePerson Iceman]] would build [[InstantIceJustAddCold ice bridges]] across gaps or dangerous areas, and if you fell off the screen anyway (or got too far separated in a two-player game), {{ComicBook/JeanGrey}} {{ComicBook/Jean Grey}} would telekinetically [[IBelieveICanFly fly you to safety]], or your partner's side (though in the former case, not without [[CastFromHitPoints significant cost to your health]].
22nd Dec '16 2:20:45 AM Ingonyama
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* The first ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' video game for the Sega Genesis had playable characters ComicBook/Wolverine, ComicBook/Cyclops, ComicBook/Gambit, and ComicBook/Nightcrawler, but also gave players the abiity to summon ComicBook/Rogue, [[AnIcePerson Iceman,]] [[WingedHumanoid Archangel]], and ComicBook/Storm once per level as backup. Most of them had attacks that [[SmartBomb cleared the screen]] or [[MegatonPunch did devastating damage]] to a single enemy; however, [[AnIcePerson Iceman]] would build [[InstantIceJustAddCold ice bridges]] across gaps or dangerous areas, and if you fell off the screen anyway (or got too far separated in a two-player game), ComicBook/JeanGrey would telekinetically fly you to safety, or your partner's side (though in the former case, not without [[CastFromHitPoints significant cost to your health]].

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* The first ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' video game for the Sega Genesis had playable characters ComicBook/Wolverine, ComicBook/Cyclops, ComicBook/Gambit, {{ComicBook/Wolverine}}, {{ComicBook/Cyclops}}, {{ComicBook/Gambit}}, and ComicBook/Nightcrawler, {{ComicBook/Nightcrawler}}, but also gave players the abiity to summon ComicBook/Rogue, {{ComicBook/Rogue}}, [[AnIcePerson Iceman,]] [[WingedHumanoid Archangel]], and ComicBook/Storm {{ComicBook/Storm}} once per level as backup. Most of them had attacks that [[SmartBomb cleared the screen]] or [[MegatonPunch did devastating damage]] to a single enemy; however, [[AnIcePerson Iceman]] would build [[InstantIceJustAddCold ice bridges]] across gaps or dangerous areas, and if you fell off the screen anyway (or got too far separated in a two-player game), ComicBook/JeanGrey {{ComicBook/JeanGrey}} would telekinetically [[IBelieveICanFly fly you to safety, safety]], or your partner's side (though in the former case, not without [[CastFromHitPoints significant cost to your health]].
22nd Dec '16 2:18:07 AM Ingonyama
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* The first ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' video game for the Sega Genesis had playable characters ComicBook/Wolverine, ComicBook/Cyclops, ComicBook/Gambit, and ComicBook/Nightcrawler, but also gave players the abiity to summon ComicBook/Rogue, [[AnIcePerson Iceman,]] [[WingedHumanoid Archangel]], and ComicBook/Storm once per level as backup. Most of them had attacks that [[SmartBomb cleared the screen]] or [[MegatonPunch did devastating damage]] to a single enemy; however, [[AnIcePerson Iceman]] would build [[InstantIceJustAddCold ice bridges]] across gaps or dangerous areas, and if you fell off the screen anyway (or got too far separated in a two-player game), ComicBook/JeanGrey would telekinetically fly you to safety, or your partner's side (though in the former case, not without [[CastFromHitPoints significant cost to your health]].
15th Dec '16 7:35:09 AM Unityd3v
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** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', some characters gain assistants with different variations. They include Ferra for every Ferra/Torr variation expect Lackey, self-projections and demons for Kenshi's Balanced and Possessed, a Netherrealm bat for Quan Chi's Summoner, Netherrealm minions for Scorpion's Inferno, and a Special Forces drone for Sonya Blade's variation of the same name.

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** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', some characters gain assistants with different variations. They include Ferra for every Ferra/Torr variation expect except Lackey, self-projections and demons for Kenshi's Balanced and Possessed, a Netherrealm bat for Quan Chi's Summoner, Netherrealm minions for Scorpion's Inferno, and a Special Forces drone for Sonya Blade's variation of the same name.
15th Dec '16 7:33:43 AM Unityd3v
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* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha3''
* [[BigBad M. Bison]] himself is this for Juni in when she uses her Psycho Streak Super, he appears and mows down the opponent with a Psycho Crusher.

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* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha3''
* [[BigBad
''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha3'' has BigBad M. Bison]] himself is this Bison as one for Juni in when she uses her Psycho Streak Super, he appears and mows down the opponent with a Psycho Crusher.
15th Dec '16 7:32:47 AM Unityd3v
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** In ''KOF XIV'' [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Nakoruru]] joins the cast and is once again supported by her bird Mamahaha.



** Mika is famous for hitting her opponent hard with her powerful behind, but in this game, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HYllrS_AVU her Critical Art]] has her call in her tag team partner, Nadeshiko to give the hapless opponent a ''double ass smash''.


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* In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', R. Mika can call on her tag team partner, Nadeshiko.
30th Nov '16 11:29:02 AM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* The Locate Keystone in ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' opens interdimensional portals that summon an object and/or character from another dimension to clear pathways, reveal puzzle elements, or distract an enemy. It can even summon things from dimensions otherwise not featured in the game, like the [[Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]].

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* The Locate Keystone in ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' opens interdimensional portals that summon an object and/or character from another dimension to clear pathways, reveal puzzle elements, or distract an enemy. It can even summon things from dimensions otherwise not featured in the game, like the [[Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]].
30th Nov '16 11:28:08 AM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* The Locate Keystone in ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' can summon characters or objects from any of the [[MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover numerous]] universes in the game to solve puzzles. It's often used for humorous purposes such as summoning a [[Film/WizardOfOz talking tree]] to pelt apples at [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Sentry Turrets]], summoning [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E9MrPlow Homer's snowplow]] to clear debris in [[Film/BackToTheFuture Hill Valley]], or, best of all, summoning [[spoiler: [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]] to irritate GLaDOS.]]]]

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* The Locate Keystone in ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' can opens interdimensional portals that summon characters or objects an object and/or character from any of the [[MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover numerous]] universes in the game to solve puzzles. It's often used for humorous purposes such as summoning a [[Film/WizardOfOz talking tree]] to pelt apples at [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Sentry Turrets]], summoning [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E9MrPlow Homer's snowplow]] another dimension to clear debris pathways, reveal puzzle elements, or distract an enemy. It can even summon things from dimensions otherwise not featured in [[Film/BackToTheFuture Hill Valley]], or, best of all, summoning [[spoiler: [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey the game, like the [[Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]] to irritate GLaDOS.]]]]9000]].
9th Nov '16 3:11:52 PM Sar-Chasm
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* Peacock, a zoning-type character from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'', uses her toony buddies to pester the opponent from afar in this manner.

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* Peacock, a zoning-type character from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'', uses her toony cartoon buddies to pester the opponent from afar in this manner.



** Misuzu Kamio, aside of her crow partner Sora, can also summon Yukito, the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'', to keep distance, and extend combos.

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** Misuzu Kamio, aside of from her crow partner Sora, can also summon Yukito, the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'', to keep distance, and extend combos.



** [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]] can summon Mark for his Up-B to hand him a football. Mark also teams up with Wiseau in his Final Smash, where they pass the football back and forth, until Wiseau jumps before pounding an enemy with the football.

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** [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]] can summon Mark for his Up-B to hand him a football. Mark also teams up with Wiseau in his Final Smash, where they pass the football back and forth, forth until Wiseau jumps before pounding an enemy with the football.
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