"The whole point of a video game is to help a character accomplish some goal, whether it's saving a princess, defeating an evil boss, or designing the prettiest dress for the costume ball. Unfortunately some of these characters fall well below their already-sunken expectations and are just plain useless. So I thought I'd compile some of the worst offenders in this group who serve no purpose other than to frustrate gamers everywhere. To keep this from becoming a "Top 1,000" list, I'm going to exclude any characters that the player has to physically escort from one place to another (Sorry, Ico princess and the president's daughter from Resident Evil 4; your uselessness needs no acknowledgement). No, these are characters who should be helpful, but ultimately aren't."