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This is a votable list of fictional sidekicks you’d most want as a best friend. We’ve picked some of the best sidekicks from TV shows, movies, cartoons, comics, and literature. Which second fiddle would always have your back and compliment your skills best? Would you pick an animated sidekick, a superhero sidekick, a smartass sidekick, a genius sidekick, or a straight man?

Roger the alien from American Dad is always a handful, but he's one of the funniest cartoon sidekicks around. Emma Peel from The Avengers gets a nod for sexiest sidekick, to be sure. Tinkerbell takes the cake when it comes to most mischievous sidekick (at least as movie sidekicks go). Gabrielle from Xena: Warrior Princess surely gets the most badass female sidekick. Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings is a most loyal companion on the road to Mordor. Is Gromit from Wallace and Gromit the coolest dog sidekick on our list, or is it Jake from Adventure Time? Scooby Doo himself has his own stoner sidekick, Shaggy, but is Garth Algar from Wayne’s World a better loadie sidekick?

When the rubber meets the road, there’s no better brother in arms than James "Rhodey" Rhodes from Iron Man... unless it’s Nick “Goose” Bradshaw from Top Gun, or Chewie from Star Wars. Maybe cuddle up to best werewolf second-stringer Jacob Black from Twilight? Oh, and let’s not forget Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger from M*A*S*H the cross-dressing sidekick who’s always fun at a party!

All of these characters are perfect foils for their respective hero, but which famous fictional chum would you want by your side as you go about your real life adventures? Vote up your top picks for the best sidekicks in film, TV, and literature. If your ideal best friends aren't on the list, go ahead and add the other half of your own personal dynamic duo!

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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Dr. Watson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Donkey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Robin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Hobbes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Dory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Tonto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Garth Algar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Timon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Mater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Gromit is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Mushu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Stitch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Gabrielle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Spike is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Barf is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Short Round is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Boo Boo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Nightwing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Gomez Addams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Samus Aran is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

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Captain Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend
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