Lament of a Video Game NPC

I have no schemes or a care.
My only role is being player aware.
I'm there for players to engage my dialogue tree
Why does everyone ignore a video game NPC?

I'm just a part of the scenery.
No one seems to notice me.
Not even a blip in the fan community.
Such is the fate of a video game NPC.

A speedy hero runs past me.
I may be a bystander to villainy.
If I'm lucky, a developer may name me.
Quite a high honor for a video game NPC.

Programmed to pathfind through the day.
AI can't behave in any other way.
Even a hatful basket won't detour me.
Such is the fate of a video game NPC.