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20th Aug '16 7:33:11 PM RBLyndon
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** Adam, Samus's AI advisor in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion''. She has no choice but to listen to him, as he was part of the deal that got her a replacement spaceship; he's eventually revealed to be part of a GovernmentConspiracy, but pulls a HeelFaceTurn in the closing moments of the game.

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** Adam, Samus's AI advisor in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion''. She has no choice but to listen to him, as he was part of the deal that got her a replacement spaceship; he's spaceship. [[spoiler: He's eventually revealed to be part of a GovernmentConspiracy, but pulls a HeelFaceTurn in the closing moments of the game.game]].
5th Aug '16 2:46:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has two: Cortana, and the 343 Guilty Spark.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' generally has two: Cortana, and [=AIs=] fill this role:
** Cortana for
the Chief in the mainline games.
**
343 Guilty Spark.Spark sometimes does this.
** Auntie Dot in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
** Serina in ''VideoGame/HaloWars''.
5th Jul '16 9:41:23 PM Gingerkitteh
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* Later ''SonicTheHedgehog'' games had this, the two most recognizable being [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Tikal]] and [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Omochao]]. Ironically, despite looking very similar to Navi, Tikal herself is [[EnsembleDarkhorse adored by fans]]. Although occasionally vague, for the most part her advice was understandable enough that you could figure it out while not being treated like an idiot. Further helping this along is the fact that she stays in side-areas of both hub worlds and levels, so was generally easy to avoid if you didn't want her advice. However if you did, you simply had to jump on her sprite and move on. Oh, and she has a [[MysteriousWaif interesting backstory]] [[HeroicSacrifice that justifies]] [[SpiritAdvisor her helping]] [[BigGood that's critical to resolving the plot]]. [[TheScrappyWhereas Omochao]] [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment appears out of nowhere with no explanation as to what he/she/it/ is]], [[StopHelpingMe is all too easy to accidentally activate]], and [[CaptainObvious doles out insultingly obvious directions]] [[MostAnnoyingSound in an obnoxious, childlike voice]]. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Omochao can be picked up and thrown at enemies/shot at by your mecha, etc]], [[TakeThatScrappy which satisfies a player's seething hatred for the little robot]], [[WhatTheHellPlayer only for it to immediately chew you out for the abuse]].

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* Later ''SonicTheHedgehog'' games had this, the two most recognizable being [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Tikal]] and [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Omochao]]. Ironically, despite looking very similar to Navi, Tikal herself is [[EnsembleDarkhorse adored by fans]]. Although occasionally vague, for the most part her advice was understandable enough that you could figure it out while not being treated like an idiot. Further helping this along is the fact that she stays in side-areas of both hub worlds and levels, so was generally easy to avoid if you didn't want her advice. However if you did, you simply had to jump on her sprite and move on. Oh, and she has a [[MysteriousWaif interesting backstory]] [[HeroicSacrifice that justifies]] [[SpiritAdvisor her helping]] [[BigGood that's critical to resolving the plot]]. [[TheScrappyWhereas [[TheScrappy Whereas Omochao]] [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment appears out of nowhere with no explanation as to what he/she/it/ is]], [[StopHelpingMe is all too easy to accidentally activate]], and [[CaptainObvious doles out insultingly obvious directions]] [[MostAnnoyingSound in an obnoxious, childlike voice]]. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Omochao can be picked up and thrown at enemies/shot at by your mecha, etc]], [[TakeThatScrappy which satisfies a player's seething hatred for the little robot]], [[WhatTheHellPlayer only for it to immediately chew you out for the abuse]].
28th Mar '16 8:55:55 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* Chao of the ''VideoGame/DistortedTravesty'' series acts as MissionControl alongside her brother Jeremy. She seems to have more free reign than Jeremy does, however, and so is able to take on a form similar to that of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]] to be used as an enemy scanner (to provide information about attack patterns and weapon weaknesses). In the third game, she gets kidnapped when the party travels [[spoiler:into the Vault]], thus rendering the player unable to scan enemies for a time.
31st Jan '16 2:08:29 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* Iwazaru of ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}'' drops into view on occasion (he hangs from a bungee cord) and informs the title assassins of what they need to do next, often by insulting them (for example, when he complains about MASK DE Smith, you have to switch to MASK to advance). The ending [[spoiler:reveals that Iwazaru is Kun Lan in disguise, explaining why someone supposedly loyal to the Smiths has so little respect]]. Aside from the gimp, the Smiths travel with an entire retinue of 'quirky' exposition ghosts. Easygoing Travis ([[NoMoreHeroes no relation]]) also offers hints and is generally more trustworthy, Kess Bloodysunday is a shell-shocked [[UndeadChild ghost kid]] who tells you how to beat the bosses, and severed head Susie... [[AxCrazy the less said the better]].

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* Iwazaru of ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}'' drops into view on occasion (he hangs from a bungee cord) and informs the title assassins of what they need to do next, often by insulting them (for example, when he complains about MASK DE Smith, you have to switch to MASK to advance). The ending [[spoiler:reveals that Iwazaru is Kun Lan in disguise, explaining why someone supposedly loyal to the Smiths has so little respect]]. Aside from the gimp, the Smiths travel with an entire retinue of 'quirky' exposition ghosts. Easygoing Travis ([[NoMoreHeroes no relation]]) also offers hints and is generally more trustworthy, Kess Bloodysunday is a shell-shocked [[UndeadChild ghost kid]] who tells you how to beat the bosses, and severed head Susie... [[AxCrazy the less said the better]].
9th Jan '16 8:52:05 AM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/FantasyLife'' inverts this -- Flutter, by being clueless of Life in Reveria, prompts other [=NPCs=] to explain details that the player character would have already known about.
12th Dec '15 11:10:46 AM Drope
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* Peppy Hare of ''Franchise/StarFox'' fame, of course. It's pretty much his entire role: "[[DoABarrelRoll To barrel roll]], press Z or R twice!"


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* Peppy Hare of ''VideoGame/StarFox'' fame, of course. It's pretty much his entire role: "[[DoABarrelRoll To Barrel Roll]], press Z or R twice!". ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' also has a raccoon mechanic that fulfills this role in the training stage.
12th Dec '15 11:06:09 AM Drope
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* Peppy Hare of ''Franchise/StarFox'' fame, of course. It's pretty much his entire role: "[[DoABarrelRoll To barrel roll]], press Z or R twice!"
29th Nov '15 9:23:42 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''VideoGame/{{Starlancer}}'' has Moose, your WSO sitting behind you in the cockpit and giving you (quite timely) warnings about incoming missiles or enemy fighters on your six. Completely justified in that he's supposed to be running the fighter's sensors and electronics, so he's pretty much doing his job.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Starlancer}}'' has Moose, your WSO sitting behind you in the cockpit and giving you (quite timely) warnings about incoming missiles or enemy fighters on your six. Completely justified in that he's He's supposed to be running the fighter's sensors and electronics, so he's pretty much doing his job.
23rd Oct '15 4:48:49 PM nombretomado
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** Ezlo from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMinishCap Minish Cap]]'' who, in addition to being your NiceHat, also serves as a means to shrink down to [[LittlePeople Minish]]-size.

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** Ezlo from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMinishCap ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap Minish Cap]]'' who, in addition to being your NiceHat, also serves as a means to shrink down to [[LittlePeople Minish]]-size.
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