i know. all these stuff is cool and make sense. What i want are special abilities which are really unique and cant be executed by the main char so that you really need the second char to solve some puzzles.
What i got so far is (not everything would fit to only one char, but this is only a list of things which could be possible for such a sidekick):
- pick up dirty or disgusting things because main char has higher standards
- light up dark areas when you shake second char a lot (second char should be smaller and not so heavy)
- growing and/or extensible limbs to reach specific areas
- changing his overall shape to fit into specific areas/spots/objects
- eating stuff, "digest" it and "poop" something new out (eat coal, get diamond - i know its crazy)
- mind control things
- talk to animals
- smell-o-vision ("see" smells)
- analyze things like Joey from Beneath a Steel Sky.
Regarding some points i am unsure how they could be achieved. Like how do i solve the shapeshifting? Via an extra intreface? Via talking to him? And what would be good shapes and forms ? ... I dont know.
Any ideas about that?