History HypercompetentSidekick / Film

19th Sep '16 9:12:24 PM hagagaga
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* [=R2D2=] in ''Franchise/StarWars'', particularly if viewed as specifically C-3PO's sidekick. In the original trilogy, he hacks the Death Star main computer to show its internal lay-out and shut down the trash compactors, keeps Luke's X-wing flying, and functions as a spy and monitoring station. He's also shown a number of times to be particularly brave and determined. In the prequels, it's the same story again: repairing a ship in hard vacuum while other droids blow up around him, ''flying'', and once again hacking in the enemy's flagship.

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* [=R2D2=] [=Artoo Deetoo=] in ''Franchise/StarWars'', particularly if viewed as specifically C-3PO's See Threepio's sidekick. In the original trilogy, he hacks the Death Star main computer to show its internal lay-out and shut down the trash compactors, keeps Luke's X-wing flying, and functions as a spy and monitoring station. He's also shown a number of times to be particularly brave and determined. In the prequels, it's the same story again: repairing a ship in hard vacuum while other droids blow up around him, ''flying'', and once again hacking in the enemy's flagship.



** Of course, WordOfGod from Lucas himself has ([[FlipFlopOfGod sometimes]]) been that what we see aren't the true events, it's R2 telling the story to an alien race. It's entirely possible that he embellished a bit, especially since most of his biggest heroic moments had no organic witnesses.

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** Of course, WordOfGod from Lucas himself has ([[FlipFlopOfGod sometimes]]) been that what we see aren't the true events, it's R2 Artoo telling the story to an alien race. It's entirely possible that he embellished a bit, especially since most of his biggest heroic moments had no organic witnesses.
4th Sep '16 4:15:43 AM erforce
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* Cato Fong of the original ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' movies. Gilbert Ponton in the Creator/SteveMartin Reboot.

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* Cato Fong of the original ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' movies. Gilbert Ponton in the Creator/SteveMartin Reboot.[[Film/ThePinkPanther2006 reboot]].
10th Aug '16 4:02:57 PM LentilSandEater
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/SkyHigh''

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d Gets a bit of discussion in ''Film/SkyHigh''
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.''
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