Which video game character would be the best bodyguard?

Compiled by Nicole Moraleda

We asked our readers what video game character they would hire to be their personal bodyguard. From Minecraft’s Steve to Pokemon Pikachu, here are our favourite answers

Compiled by Nicole Moraleda |

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A sparkling ally

I would hire Steve from Minecraft. He can mine diamonds and turn them into tools, including helmets, armour, leggings, boots, and swords. Such equipment wouldn’t break easily, and the diamond sword is very powerful. If I was attacked by some bad guys, Steve could help me defeat them. I would be safe under his protection.

Jenny Fung, 13, Law Ting Pong Secondary School

A slice of luck

I would pick Genji from Overwatch. Come on, who doesn’t love Genji? If he was my bodyguard, bullets, rockets, or anything would be useless because he could deflect them all. If the bad guys wanted to fight, good luck to them. Genji is a cyborg ninja. He’s good at close-combat or long-range battles thanks to his shurikens. He can also run at the speed of sound! His dragon blade would slice through anyone.

Anderson Li, 14, Island School

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Pikachu is my pal

I would pick Pikachu. It’s so cute, the enemies would think it’s weak even though it isn’t. What’s more, Pikachu is so loyal that it won’t leave you when you’re in trouble; instead it would be there for you till the end.

Jasmine Cho Li, 14, Cheung Chuk Shan College

Riding high

I would summon my favourite Pokemon, Charizard, who could protect me from all kinds of dangers. What’s more, I could take a ride on Charizard whenever I wanted!

Nester Chik, 17, Sing Yin Secondary School

Leon is my pick

My pick would have to be Leon Kennedy from the Resident Evil series. Leon started his first day as a cop in Raccoon City by saving the city from a zombie invasion. His achievements also include saving the president’s daughter from a mean group of people. His marksmanship and adaptability makes him a reliable bodyguard to protect me from any kind of danger.

Bernard Cheung Chi-wai, 18, Macau Anglican College

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A double boost

Kirby. He’s cute and lovable so it would be really fun to have him around. However, despite his gentle appearance, Kirby is great at both fighting and defending. It would be great to have him as a bodyguard because I would have a cheerful friend and fierce protector all in one!

Olivia Tan, 17, Hong Kong International School

A heroic figure

I would definitely pick Dr Gordon Freeman in the video game, Half-life. He is very good looking and I love him very much! Also, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US and is a Doctor of Philosophy! I want him to tell me things about philosophy. I am very interested in philosophy.

Melody Ma, 13, Carmel Pak U Secondary School

Pink power

I would hire Kirby to be my personal bodyguard. When I was a kid, I remember choosing Kirby as my character in Wii. It’s not only because Kirby was pink but because he can swallow creatures and objects and gain their abilities. Kirby’s skills would come in super-handy any time, whether at home or school. For example, if I were late for school, Kirby could inhale the things that are blocking my path to get me to where I need to be quickly. If he inhaled a car, he would be able to drive me home after school!

Yoonjung Choi, 14, Hong Kong International School

Which Disney villain would make the best roommate?

Man of steel

It would have to be Iron Man. Iron Man is very strong, making him the perfect person to handle threats against me. But most of the time, not much would happen – after all, I’m not a super villain or a criminal boss. I think Iron Man would be a fun guy to talk to, no matter the topic, because he’s so clever and has an opinion on almost everything. He might even come up with some great dad jokes!

Cyrus Chu, 16, St Louis School

Sneak attack

Evie Frye from Assassin’s Creed. She is an expert at sneaking up on enemies, fighting, climbing buildings, and parkouring (running through areas in a town, jumping over walls and other objects). What sets her apart is her ability to strategise and think critically when facing problems, as well as her commitment to what she believes in.

Cheang Kai U, 17, Macau Anglian College

Edited by M. J. Premaratne

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