Sonic the Hedgehog 2 just released in theaters last week, and the movie–just like the game that shares its name–puts Sonic’s pal Miles “Tails” Prower front in center in both the story and the action. This got me wondering, is Tails the best sidekick in gaming, and if not, then who is?
A good sidekick should be able to hold their own, while also complimenting the protagonist with unique abilities and a distinct personality. I always think back to the Dynamic Duo, Batman and Robin, when it comes to sidekicks: Robin is younger, more naïve, and after much more rash than the Caped Crusader, yet his smaller build and acrobatic training allows him to fight a little differently than the Dark Knight yet still lay down the hurt.
Tails, similarly, is a bit smaller than Sonic, and not quite as fast as the Blue Blur, yet he has amazing intellect…
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