i am curious if you could of saved only one of them (that one being your apprentice either instead of or in addition to xalek) and the other died which would people save corrin or kaal?
in general i can't say i agree they were wasted they served their purpose rather well. They were suppose to be the likable followers that the big bad could kill to make you hate him. if you could just say meh i don;t care that they died then they would of been a waste.
I will pick Corrin.
Well since the 3 companions after chapter 1 are all boring, why not have 1 of them? Let one of them die is enough to push Nox.