Video game mechanics are characters that you will want to keep by your side thanks to their useful abilities, as they can make and repair a lot of machinery. Whether it’s a new mode of transportation or a powerful weapon upgrade, these mechanics show how good their chosen profession is.
Despite sharing this key similarity, video game mechanics come in a variety of designs and all have unique personalities. They can be a sweet but deadly mechanic who works with scrap metal or a young fox with a passion for inventing gadgets. Mechanics are indispensable when it comes to thinking of a new invention to help you on whatever journey you are taking.
10 Family Business – Slippy Toad (Star Fox Series)
This amphibious mechanic is a key part of the Star Fox team and an invaluable asset when it comes to creating new inventions. The most notable of these is the Arwing aircraft that he and his father built as part of Space Dynamics Co. Ltd.
As a comic relief character, Slippy is surprisingly knowledgeable on the subject of mechanics. He is able to make inventions using the most limited resources, like when he made the Blue-Marine out of scrap metal. Slippy can also perform repairs on the Star Fox team’s vehicles after hard battles.
9 Passion never dies — Cid Pollendina (Final Fantasy 4)
Final Fantasy 4 is the first game in the series where you can play as the recurring character Cid, with Cid Pollendina as a playable member of the party. Many of the Cid characters in Final Fantasy take on the role of mechanics, and Cid Pollendina is no exception.
Continuing the legacy of the El Cid series of characters and flight, this boisterous mechanic has a fascination with airships. He makes the Enterprise, the first blimp you use in the game. Even in Final Fantasy 4: The After Years, set almost 20 years after the original game, Cid maintains his passion for mechanics, despite being 70 years old.
8 Robot Ring Leader: Tron Bonne (Mega Man Legends series)
One of the antagonists of the Mega Man series, Tron Bonne is a gifted mechanic who has created many inventions, despite being only 14 years old, to aid the Bonne family in their evil plans. He is the inventor of machines such as the Gesellschaft airship and the Servbots, a group of lovable robots who are loyal to her and the Bonne family.
In his own game, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne, you use Tron’s inventions to aid him in his quest, along with his horde of Servbots, who are always by his side.
7 Hello! — Ellie (Borderlands 2 and 3)
When you’re first introduced to Ellie in Borderlands 2, she’s busy murdering someone for disrespecting her. The game tells you that Ellie enjoys cuddling and murder, which is quite an introduction. Apart from these hobbies, Ellie also likes to make and fix things.
Ellie has a garage located in The Dust and will help you create a vehicle, gathering the necessary parts and making it a reality. This mechanic is a friendly and helpful NPC – just don’t get on the bad side or you’ll end up in the car crusher.
6 Rogue Streak — Robin (Iconoclasts)
Robin is the main character of the platform game Iconoclasts. The people of the Iconoclasts live under the One Concern dictatorship, which assigns roles to people and punishes them if they deviate from them. Despite not having a government assigned occupation, Robin practices mechanics despite the risk.
Taking a cue from her late father, Polro, who was a licensed mechanic, Robin is adept at operating machinery. In the game, she can use her wrench to perform different actions, such as hanging on nuts and controlling machines.
5 The Royals’ Personal Mechanics — Cindy Aurum (Final Fantasy 15)
Cindy Aurum is an animated mechanic located in the Hammerhead Garage. You will want to visit this location in Final Fantasy 15 to repair, customize, and upgrade her car, the Regalia. As the head mechanic, she is passionate about her work and strives to improve the business, focusing on her work instead of her many admirers.
Cindy was raised by her grandfather, Cid Sophiar, who passed on his mechanical skills to her and helped her succeed in the family business. She continues the long Final Fantasy tradition of engineers and mechanics named Cid, as her Japanese name is “Cidney”.
4 Wrench in Process — Andy (Advance Wars)
Andy is one of the main characters in the Advance Wars games, a series of tactical RPGs where you fight against an opposing army. He definitely looks the part, he wears classic mechanic overalls and is often depicted holding a large wrench.
Many of Andy’s abilities revolve around his mechanical abilities, such as Hyper Repair, which heals his Units and increases their defense. He is also known to mention his occupation in his dialogue, saying things like “I have pieces to spare!” He is a helpful mechanic that you will be glad to have on your side.
One half of the iconic duo of Ratchet and Clank, Ratchet is a skilled mechanic who uses the OmniWrench to protect the planet from evil forces. Using his abilities, Ratchet built his own ship, which led him to meet Clank, who was impressed by his mechanical talents.
Ratchet’s identity as a mechanic is central to his character, as many of his attacks in the game focus on his ability to wield various gear items. Ratchet is also a passionate inventor, creating devices such as a nuclear-powered rocket sled and Stunderwear, a pair of electro-shock underwear, using the limited resources available to him.
two Clever and adorable — Tails (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Tails is one of Sonic’s closest companions in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and a skilled mechanic, despite his initial lack of confidence. Tails’ inventions have saved Sonic and his friends countless times, and he has shown his skills and intelligence on many occasions. This includes when he created the fake Chaos Emerald in Sonic Adventure 2.
Thanks to his dexterity, Tails is a helpful companion and is always ready to do something to help you save the day. However, he sometimes reveals too much in his enthusiasm to explain his invention.
1 Genius Inventor — Lucca (Chrono Trigger)
Lucca is Crono’s childhood friend and one of the group members in Chrono Trigger, known for her mechanical skills and love of inventing and fixing things. She created the Telepod which starts the group’s journey through time and repairs Robo, a robot from the year 2300 AD.
Lucca plays a significant role in the game’s story, often using her intelligence to help the party overcome challenging situations. This includes making the door key that allows you to control the gates of time and travel through time. Her creativity and passion for mechanics is one of the many characteristics that makes Lucca stand out in an incredible cast.
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