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Fictional Sidekicks You'd Most Want as a Best Friend

Updated March 3, 2021 46.1k votes 3.6k voters 36.9k views92 items

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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