Thats why I simply said I "wonder" if Flik would have thought about that to some extent. I dont wish to start a debate on if its possible/worth it
Its interesting to speculate though. Gremio meant more to the story than he did in battle scenarios, I wonder if that was the intention of the game creators. Although it might have been more frustrating if Gremio was one of the most powerful characters in the game, then you lose him for 2/3 of it ha!