NPCs, or non-playable characters, can be found all thoughout the video game world. An NPC is any character you encounter and interact with in any video game who is not controlled by other human players -- they are generated and controlled by the game. Most NPCs are neutral, while others my try to harm or help you.
Many NPCs are just normal-looking folks. But some of them can be just so darn cute. We're going to talk about the most adorable ones across many games -- so get ready to "squee" and go "awwwhh", because here we go.
Starting off at the top of the list are Moogles from the Final Fantasy franchise. There have been many versions of Moogles though out the Final Fantasy series. However, the most notable Moogle looks like a white teddy bear, has a giant red pom on its head, and tiny bat wings. Moogles come in at Number 5, because in Final Fantasy VI you could play as a Moogle. So not completely an NPC after all.
These fun little creatures made their first appearance in Sonic Adventure back in 1998. These guys take on the role of your pet, where you can do a lot of fun and cool things with them. Players can raise them like their own, and even enter them in special races for fun.
We have yet another Final Fantasy NPC on our list. This time, it's Carbuncle from the upcoming Final Fantasy XV. In the playable demo, players get to play young Noctis as Carbuncle helps guide them through a dream. With a similar appearance to a Fennec fox, this adorable little guy is sure to melt our heart once Final Fantasy XV becomes available to play.
These furry little snow ball creatures first made their appearance back 2013, when Riot Games introduced Summoners to the Howling Abyss. When asked where did Poros come from, Riot Games had this to say:
"We wanted to create something furry that looked like it could survive through harsh weather, so RiotEarp looked to mountain goats, reindeer, and polar bears for inspiration. He sketched the initial poro concept art based on a cuter version of all of those things and we ran with it!"
And ran with it they did. Players can even feed these furry little critters -- but be careful not to feed them too much, because they will explode in to more Poros!
There have been many iterations of these adorable cat-like creatures throughout the Monster Hunter franchise. The latest version of these human-like cat creatures are called Palicos, and they are just as cute as they are fearsome. While you cannot play as these purrfect little creatures, they will fight for you. You can even dress them up in different costumes from other popular video games that have different powers. What's not to love?
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