Xbox Game Pass Non-Player Character (NPC) Award gives our sidekicks some love [updated]

By Tom West,
Update: The results are in! Ryan Reynolds announced the winner of the Xbox Game Pass Non-Player Character Awards at the Free Guy premiere. The winning NPC is... drumroll, please... Samuel Hayden from Doom! The results from the Twitter poll put Samuel Hayden (Doom) in the lead with 46% of the votes, Guy (Free Guy) following in second with 29.5%, Parvati Holcomb (The Outer Worlds) swooping into third place with 17.9%, and finally, Chief Trader Mollie (Sea of Thieves) filling the fourth spot with 6.6% of the votes.


As you can see from the video in the Xbox Tweet above, Reynolds is taking his defeat with dignity and a good sportsmanlike attitude. Who did you vote for and are you surprised by the results? Let us know down below!

Original: The Xbox Game Pass Non-Player Character (NPC) Awards are a collaboration between Xbox and 20th Century Studios’ upcoming movie, Free Guy, to celebrate some of gaming’s unsung NPCs.


As Ryan Reynolds so eloquently puts it in the video: this is “the first — and let’s be honest — last, Xbox Game Pass Non-Player Character (NPC) Awards.” It’s all a little bit of fun to celebrate the upcoming movie “Free Guy,” which features a guy named Guy (Reynolds) that has just found out that he is an NPC in an open-world video game — and that said game is about to go offline. The film is touted to be an action-comedy and will have its U.S. theatrical release on August 13th.

The awards feature four non-player characters to choose from, and we’ll have until August 3rd to vote on our favourite. You’ll only be able to vote once, but there will be live polls to follow along with as votes are submitted. The four nominated NPCs are:

  • Samuel Hayden, Doom (2016) and Doom Eternal – A high ranking UAC official who may or may not be entirely machine at this point. He’s always watching.
  • Parvati Holcomb, The Outer Worlds – Everyone’s favourite shy and empathetic mechanic. She’s the heart of the ship and the crew, and she’s the NPC for you.
  • Chief Trader Mollie, Sea of Thieves – Animal lover and vendor for the Merchant Alliance, she always has a voyage for you!
  • Guy, “Free Guy” – Portrayed by Ryan Reynolds – Guy is a creature of habit. He has the same daily routine and has never done anything all that extraordinary. Outgoing and perpetually cheerful, but a tad naïve, Guy is a teller in a big city bank who is a fan of mid-90s pop divas.

Who will you be voting for out of this pretty awesome line-up? Let us know!
Tom West
Written by Tom West
Hey, I'm Tom! I joined TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies in 2021 as a Staff Writer. I'm a big achievement hunting fan so you may come across me in a session sometime. In a few short words I'm a hard rocking, alternative gamer with an addiction to The Elder Scrolls Online and a passion for wolves!