Ahh you forgot to add in the useless characters shoved into a show.
In so many animes they shove some useless animal/fairy/child into it, who are supposed to help the protagonists in some way but in all logical sense there's no way they could.
Puck- Berserk (manga)
That lion bear thing- Bleach (god that show sucked)
Teenagers- Transformers shows
Chris- Sonic X (not a great show either)
Chip- Sonic Unleashed
They shove 'em in for some sort of comedy relief but they're just bloody annoying or ruin the show/game. There's a lot I've probably left out because I've stopped watching new animes/playing new JRPGs for ...some reasons.
But before I drag this post on any longer, a fun read despite me being out of date with these things. Desu :U