A good sidekick can bring out the best in a hero. Whether it's providing support in combat, some light comedic relief, or unwavering moral guidance, they're able to make a protagonist's journey a little easier or at least more enjoyable.

However, a few of the most interesting sidekicks are cut from a stranger cloth. Designers seem to take more creative license with their tag-along characters, resulting in some bizarre and zany personalities that can overshadow their more straight-laced protagonists. These 10 sidekicks are the weirdest partners gaming's ever seen.

Tags: sidekicks, co-op-gaming, weird, bizarre, video-game-characters
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