I know it sounds like an odd question, but I somehow got the idea in my head of doing a Pathfinder PC based on the main characters from the relatively obscure comic book series, Way of the Rat. The main character is an thief and staff master with a talking monkey as a mentor.
Any suggestions for how to replicate that?
I originally thought of this while looking at the Chosen One paladin, but I think this guy would be a little too wild for a paladin. Though maybe having him be an ex-thief who is being reformed through the "guidance" of the monkey familiar (who would pretty much just smack the kid upside the head for 4 levels until he can speak at level 5) would still make that work.
Any other archetypes or things for getting a familiar on a staff wielding melee type? The staff as primary weapon thing is more optional than the monkey - I could see doing a different weapon, or maybe doing a monk with a staff, but mostly using unarmed strikes, if there's a monk archetype to get a familiar that I haven't seen yet.