If you were able to play your character fully as yourself, which companions would you trust to have by your side?
Do not ignore their power but consider their outlook, loyalties and other attributes. Keep in mind that playing as yourself would perhaps prevent you from even finding certain people. The Forgotten Realms are a very dangerous place after all, you wouldn't fearlessly rush into danger without a reload button, wouldn't you? Who would dare to play lawful good and who would dare to travel with people like Edwin?
Who would you take with you in the first game and in the second game? Tell us why.