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7 Video Game Enemies Who Became Allies

Mistaken identity, double-crossing, and good old side-switching are part and parcel of any good versus evil tale, and for good reason.

Nothing makes for a better shock or emotional reveal moment than an enemy turning out to be an ally, or vice versa.

The impact of this is felt even more in video games, as recruiting the big bad who has been kicking your ass all game alongside you can actually have a dramatic effect on both stories. and playability.

Who doesn’t love feel-good vibes when your choices succeed in convincing the antagonist to join the good guys?

Unless you’re the kind of person who plays your RPGs like a moody killing machine, that is, and is actually the bad guy. To each his own! But if you’re the first, settle in for a roster of reformed villains to add to your team for the final battle and beyond.

Naturally, SPOILERS lie in front. You were warned!

A character that fans of nearly every FromSoftware game will recognize (none for you, however, Sekiro), this recurring trickster is probably remembered with less fondness in all incarnations.

In the Lovecraftian dream-horror Bloodborne, Patches poses as a humanoid spider who, upon first encounter, offers the player a Tonsil Stone and encourages you to visit a particular location in the Cathedral Quarter.

Unfortunately, this guy isn’t just a nice stranger with a very offbeat sense of what constitutes an appropriate gift. If you do as he recommends, you’ll find yourself grabbed by a huge, terrifying Amygdala and transported to the lower level of the conference room, with Patches cackling devilishly in the background.

If that wasn’t enough, once you cross the border of nightmares, Patches reappears in an attempt to lure you to your death and pushes you into a ditch. Thank you my friend!

You can take on the eight-legged nuisance in the conference room, and it can be fought and killed. However, if you choose to spare him, he will give you a cured rune and later show up as an exorbitantly priced merchant in the Chalice Dungeons for your trouble. Talk about attempted murder and robbery in broad daylight!

We’ll call Patches an ally, but you get the feeling he’s just helping you save his own skin. Yharnam really takes all types.