Well, I finally got the animation working for when the player is holding his first NPC. The problem I'm having now is with triggering the falling animation. It really only seems to work half of the time. And the other half, well its either goes into the walk animation or just stays on the "carried" animation. Both are very annoying. I've had a little help on the forums already. I might take another swing at it tomorrow. Luckily, Construct 2 makes iterating on ideas pretty easy.