History HypercompetentSidekick / ComicBooks

1st Apr '16 2:11:23 PM ObsidianFire
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* ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'s sidekick, Dilat Larat, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetsGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].

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* ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'s sidekick, Dilat Larat, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetsGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].win.



* In Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, Clint Barton pretty much admits that his sidekick/partner Kate Bishop is the better [[LegacyCharacter Hawkeye]] of the two.
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* In Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, Clint Barton pretty much admits that his sidekick/partner Kate Bishop is the better [[LegacyCharacter Hawkeye]] of the two.
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6th Jan '16 10:19:09 PM Doug86
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* FrankMiller's ''Comicbook/TheBigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'' ([[WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot later made into an animated series]]). The titular big guy was the result of research to create an autonomous robot to protect the USA against the USSR, however while the body was functional, no one could code a proper AI for it, and thus the government converted the big guy into a piloted robot, keeping the fact that it had a human pilot rather than an AI secret. Two decades later, the corporation that built the big guy has a break-through in AI research. The trick is however that the AI can only be coded to be of a similar mentality as a child, and that it needs to learn like a child to that it can grow into the adult, soldier-like mind the US government wants. Equipped with energy weapons, Rusty, the boy robot, is paired with The Big Guy (whom he is led to believe to be a real robot, so that Rusty will try to emulate him and model himself on him). Thing is, despite being an eighth of the big guy's size, Rusty has more firepower than the big guy, only his immaturity keeps him in line and acting as sidekick to the Big Guy, whom he's supposed to replace eventually. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_ljMDJ4uk Really, the theme song says it all]].

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* FrankMiller's Creator/FrankMiller's ''Comicbook/TheBigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'' ([[WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot later made into an animated series]]). The titular big guy was the result of research to create an autonomous robot to protect the USA against the USSR, however while the body was functional, no one could code a proper AI for it, and thus the government converted the big guy into a piloted robot, keeping the fact that it had a human pilot rather than an AI secret. Two decades later, the corporation that built the big guy has a break-through in AI research. The trick is however that the AI can only be coded to be of a similar mentality as a child, and that it needs to learn like a child to that it can grow into the adult, soldier-like mind the US government wants. Equipped with energy weapons, Rusty, the boy robot, is paired with The Big Guy (whom he is led to believe to be a real robot, so that Rusty will try to emulate him and model himself on him). Thing is, despite being an eighth of the big guy's size, Rusty has more firepower than the big guy, only his immaturity keeps him in line and acting as sidekick to the Big Guy, whom he's supposed to replace eventually. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_ljMDJ4uk Really, the theme song says it all]].
2nd Jan '16 1:41:43 PM nombretomado
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* In a notable difference to other continuities where Robotnik surrounds himself with idiots and backstabbers, his right hand man in SonicTheComic is his chief scientist [[TheIgor Grimer]], who is loyal, dedicated and professional. As well as being the primary designer of many of Robotnik's most dangerous war machines, he personally comes to Robotnik's rescue on several occasions. The only area Robotnik is more dangerous is direct combat being a GeniusBruiser where as Grimer is a NonActionGuy and can't fight without machines. His finest moment came when he was jailed after Robotnik was apparently destroyed by the Chaos Emeralds, where he [[spoiler: took control of his prison, hacked into the Kintobor computer to keep Sonic under absolute surveillance and ultimately outsmarted and outmaneuvered the heroes to find Robotnik]].
** [[spoiler:In SonicTheComicOnline he chessmasters his way into discrediting Sonic, leaving Mobius to the mob, and starting a destructive chain reaction of volcanoes before escaping to another universe. He appears near the end to gloat to Sonic, as a hologram. Badass.]]

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* In a notable difference to other continuities where Robotnik surrounds himself with idiots and backstabbers, his right hand man in SonicTheComic ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' is his chief scientist [[TheIgor Grimer]], who is loyal, dedicated and professional. As well as being the primary designer of many of Robotnik's most dangerous war machines, he personally comes to Robotnik's rescue on several occasions. The only area Robotnik is more dangerous is direct combat being a GeniusBruiser where as Grimer is a NonActionGuy and can't fight without machines. His finest moment came when he was jailed after Robotnik was apparently destroyed by the Chaos Emeralds, where he [[spoiler: took control of his prison, hacked into the Kintobor computer to keep Sonic under absolute surveillance and ultimately outsmarted and outmaneuvered the heroes to find Robotnik]].
** [[spoiler:In SonicTheComicOnline ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' he chessmasters his way into discrediting Sonic, leaving Mobius to the mob, and starting a destructive chain reaction of volcanoes before escaping to another universe. He appears near the end to gloat to Sonic, as a hologram. Badass.]]
6th Nov '15 3:28:10 PM margdean56
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* ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'s sidekick, Dilat Larat, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetSGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].

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* ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'s sidekick, Dilat Larat, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetSGetDangerous LetsGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].
10th Oct '15 12:39:03 PM nombretomado
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** Alfred is often this to both Bruce Wayne and Batman. And most of the other members of the Batfamily too, [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]], [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2000}} Cassandra Cain]], Tim Drake, Damian... they all turn to Alfred for help on not-so-rare occasions.

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** Alfred is often this to both Bruce Wayne and Batman. And most of the other members of the Batfamily too, [[{{Nightwing}} [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]], [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2000}} Cassandra Cain]], Tim Drake, Damian... they all turn to Alfred for help on not-so-rare occasions.
2nd Oct '15 6:08:56 PM nombretomado
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* Since the whole point of the [[PaperinikNewAdventures comic]] is about making him [[TookALevelInBadass more competent]],Paperinik,DonaldDuck's superhero identity is far from incapable.However [[ArtificialIntelligence One]] is a master hacker,can create [[GadgeteerGenius incredible machines]] in little time and has knownlowedge about pratically every subject.Both would probably be offended if you call the computer "sidekick",however:they are ''partners''.

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* Since the whole point of the [[PaperinikNewAdventures [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures comic]] is about making him [[TookALevelInBadass more competent]],Paperinik,DonaldDuck's competent]], Paperinik, DonaldDuck's superhero identity identity, is far from incapable.incapable. However [[ArtificialIntelligence One]] is a master hacker,can hacker, can create [[GadgeteerGenius incredible machines]] in little time and has knownlowedge knowledge about pratically practically every subject.subject. Both would probably be offended if you call the computer "sidekick",however:they "sidekick", however: they are ''partners''.
2nd Oct '15 2:08:24 PM StFan
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* {{Iznogoud}}'s sidekick, Dilat Larat, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetSGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].

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* {{Iznogoud}}'s ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'s sidekick, Dilat Larat, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetSGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].
11th May '15 4:22:58 AM Unityd3v
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* In Comicbook/Hawkeye, Clint Barton pretty much admits that his sidekick/partner Kate Bishop is the better [[LegacyCharacter Hawkeye]] of the two.

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* In Comicbook/Hawkeye, Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, Clint Barton pretty much admits that his sidekick/partner Kate Bishop is the better [[LegacyCharacter Hawkeye]] of the two.
11th May '15 4:22:38 AM Unityd3v
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* In Comicbook/Hawkeye, Clint Barton pretty much admits that his sidekick/partner Kate Bishop is the better [[LegacyCharacter Hawkeye]] of the two.
7th Feb '14 5:18:59 PM DracMonster
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* Since the whole point of the [[PaperinikNewAdventures comic]] is about making him [[TookALevelInBadass more competent]],Paperinik,DonaldDuck's superhero identity([[BetterThanItSounds yeah,yeah,we know]])is far from incapable.However [[ArtificialIntelligence One]] is a master hacker,can create [[GadgeteerGenius incredible machines]] in little time and has knownlowedge about pratically every subject.Both would probably be offended if you call the computer "sidekick",however:they are ''partners''.

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* Since the whole point of the [[PaperinikNewAdventures comic]] is about making him [[TookALevelInBadass more competent]],Paperinik,DonaldDuck's superhero identity([[BetterThanItSounds yeah,yeah,we know]])is identity is far from incapable.However [[ArtificialIntelligence One]] is a master hacker,can create [[GadgeteerGenius incredible machines]] in little time and has knownlowedge about pratically every subject.Both would probably be offended if you call the computer "sidekick",however:they are ''partners''.
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