Clank from Ratchet & Clank
While platformers based on dynamic duos have become somewhat common, Ratchet & Clank is unique in that it was technically Clank, the sidekick of the series, and not Ratchet, who sets the events of the series into motion. Clank may have begun his life as XJ-0461, a flawed sentry-bot set to be destroyed due to his small stature and relative lack of deadly nature, but the robot instead escaped into space in search of salvation. What he found was a best friend and partner, and over the course of the series, has grown, sometimes literally, to be every bit as skilled as Ratchet. When a video game series possesses a sidekick with that kind of staying power, it’s no wonder the pair will soon star in their very own movie.