History HypercompetentSidekick / Film

2nd Jun '16 9:25:01 AM MadCat221
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** The Battle of Endor went from a disaster for the Rebels to victory simply because Chewie and two ewoks got the wild idea of hijacking an AT-ST in the ground battle. From there, the tables were turned on the Imperial ground troops, and then Han got the fake-out idea to lure the Imperials into opening the shield generator bunker, which then led to the bunker being blown sky-high, which then opened the way for the besieged Rebel fleet in orbit to do what they came there to do: destroy the Second Death Star.
22nd Apr '16 6:53:45 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor]]'', the titular Igor is this to his idiotic master Doctor Glickenstein. However, due to abiding by [[TheIgor stereotypes]], Glickenstein [[IDontPayYouToThink refuses to listen to his advice]] and ends up blowing himself up early on in the movie.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor]]'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}'', the titular Igor is this to his idiotic master Doctor Glickenstein. However, due to abiding by [[TheIgor stereotypes]], Glickenstein [[IDontPayYouToThink refuses to listen to his advice]] and ends up blowing himself up early on in the movie.
22nd Apr '16 6:53:16 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor]]'', the titular Igor is this to his idiotic master Doctor Glickenstein. However, due to abiding by [[TheIgor stereotypes]], Glickenstein [[IDontPayYouToThink refuses to listen to his advice]] and ends up blowing himself up early on in the movie.
23rd Jan '16 11:07:21 AM nombretomado
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* Cato Fong of the original ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' movies. Gilbert Ponton in the SteveMartin Reboot.

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* Cato Fong of the original ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' movies. Gilbert Ponton in the SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin Reboot.
15th Nov '15 11:46:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''IntolerableCruelty'' names this trope "The Tenzing Norgay", after the Sherpa who helped Edmund Hillary get to the top of Mount Everest.

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* ''IntolerableCruelty'' ''Film/IntolerableCruelty'' names this trope "The Tenzing Norgay", after the Sherpa who helped Edmund Hillary get to the top of Mount Everest.
10th Jul '15 1:46:35 AM Anddrix
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* Despite officially being ''Film/{{Mortdecai}}'''s assistant, Jock is responsible for almost all the heavy lifting and at least half the brainwork of what they do.
4th May '15 9:58:47 PM CasWarner
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* Notably, this was the ''original'' plan for Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', where the EvilVizier Jafar would have been a bumbling fool with his competent parrot sidekick Iago providing the real brains of the operation. Then they switched roles and ''look out.''
2nd May '15 1:40:00 PM Menshevik
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* In ''Film/OneTwoThree'' Schlemmer (Hanns Lothar) often is this to C. R. [=MacNamara=] (JamesCagney), as he is the one who has to implement most of his zany schemes.
10th Jan '15 4:14:16 PM Arivne
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* ''Film/TankGirl'' is fairly competent on her own, but her sidekick Jet Girl is significantly saner and somewhat more practical, meaning that because of her most of Tank Girl's schemes don't end with her dead.

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* ''Film/TankGirl'' ''Film/TankGirl''. The title character is fairly competent on her own, but her sidekick Jet Girl is significantly saner and somewhat more practical, meaning that because of her most of Tank Girl's schemes don't end with her dead.
10th Jan '15 4:13:37 PM Arivne
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* ''Film/TankGirl'' is fairly competent on her own, but her sidekick Jet Girl is significantly saner and somewhat more practical, meaning that because of her most of Tank Girl's schemes don't end with her dead.
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