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24th Aug '16 10:21:42 PM Dravencour
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* Elliot from ''[[VideoGame/JaggedAlliance Jagged Alliance 2]]'' fits this like a glove. His boss, the very bitchy and hot-tempered [[BigBad Queen Deidranna]] enjoys [[ShootTheMessenger killing the messenger]]. In this case, it's always Elliot, and it always involves her slapping the s*** out of him, and in one instance, shooting him from point-blank with a pistol... only to have him get up and insist that he clean the mess himself. He is incredibly devoted to her, regardless of the abuse he takes, and actually would survive until the end of the game if your mercs don't find him and put him out of his misery.

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* Elliot from ''[[VideoGame/JaggedAlliance Jagged Alliance 2]]'' fits this like a glove. His boss, the very bitchy and hot-tempered [[BigBad Queen Deidranna]] enjoys [[ShootTheMessenger killing the messenger]]. In this case, it's always Elliot, and it always involves her slapping the s*** shit out of him, and in one instance, shooting ''shooting him from with a pistol at point-blank with a pistol...range''... only to have him get up and insist that he clean the mess himself. He is incredibly devoted to her, regardless of the abuse he takes, and actually would survive until the end of the game if your mercs don't find him and put him out of his misery.
28th Jul '16 6:05:26 PM MrNickelodeon
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* ''Theatre/TheEighthVoyageOfSindbad'' show at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] has Kabob, Sindbad's incredibly incompetent sidekick that is often the source of many screw-ups and is the show's primary source of comedy.
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8th Apr '16 2:10:12 AM Waddle
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* Horace and Jasper Badun, from ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmations''.

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* Horace and Jasper Badun, from ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmations''.''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''.
1st Feb '16 12:53:25 PM elemt
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* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'':
** At the end of the first season Richard becomes this to Galavant.
** Chester Wormwood the evil sorcerer/wedding planner has one of these. He has trouble separating which bits are secret and which aren't, leading to Wormwood exasperatedly explaining that yes, there is the wedding ''plan'', the evil ''plot'' and the color ''scheme'', and culminating in him sending out "Save the Dates" for their army's sneak attack.
19th Jan '16 10:34:43 AM nombretomado
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** ComicBook/PlasticMan was already pretty funny in his own right, but he still got Woozy Winks, a fat, bumbling sidekick [[{{Expy}} with a personality based on]] [[AbbottAndCostello Lou Costello]].

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** ComicBook/PlasticMan was already pretty funny in his own right, but he still got Woozy Winks, a fat, bumbling sidekick [[{{Expy}} with a personality based on]] [[AbbottAndCostello [[Creator/AbbottAndCostello Lou Costello]].
19th Jan '16 12:03:24 AM Dravencour
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An annoying, incompetent sidekick for another character -- usually an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist -- who barely tolerates him. The only talent a Bumbling Sidekick has is the ability to tolerate any amount of abuse -- and he needs it, given how often his "[[WithFriendsLikeThese friends]]" are yelling at him and throwing him face-first into walls after his latest screw-up.

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An annoying, incompetent sidekick for another character -- usually an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist -- who barely tolerates him. The only talent a Bumbling Sidekick has is the ability to tolerate any amount of abuse -- and he needs it, given how often his "[[WithFriendsLikeThese friends]]" are yelling at him and throwing him face-first into walls after his latest screw-up.
walls.
19th Jan '16 12:01:53 AM Dravencour
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An annoying, incompetent sidekick for another character -- usually an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist -- who barely tolerates him. The only talent a Bumbling Sidekick has is the ability to tolerate any amount of abuse -- and he needs it, given how often his "[[WithFriendsLikeThese friends]]" are yelling at him and throwing him face-first into walls.

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An annoying, incompetent sidekick for another character -- usually an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist -- who barely tolerates him. The only talent a Bumbling Sidekick has is the ability to tolerate any amount of abuse -- and he needs it, given how often his "[[WithFriendsLikeThese friends]]" are yelling at him and throwing him face-first into walls.
walls after his latest screw-up.
7th Jan '16 8:17:07 PM nombretomado
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** Even TheSpectre had "Percival Popp, the Super Cop," a dorky amateur detective (but not an actual police officer) who followed him around.

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** Even TheSpectre ComicBook/TheSpectre had "Percival Popp, the Super Cop," a dorky amateur detective (but not an actual police officer) who followed him around.
13th Nov '15 9:30:55 AM FF32
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* ''Stolen from Gypsies'' has two, both probably inspired by Baldrick from ''BlackAdder''. The protagonist/narrator has his servant Antonio, and in the story-within-a-story he's writing, there's the character Short Clog. Since the characters in the story-within-a-story reflect the narrator's life, it's likely Short Clog reflects Antonio, although the two are somewhat different- Antonio is a bit of a HypercompetentSidekick, whereas Short Clog is a straight up BumblingSidekick, being a dullard with bad hygiene.

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* ''Stolen from Gypsies'' has two, both probably inspired by Baldrick from ''BlackAdder''.''Series/BlackAdder''. The protagonist/narrator has his servant Antonio, and in the story-within-a-story he's writing, there's the character Short Clog. Since the characters in the story-within-a-story reflect the narrator's life, it's likely Short Clog reflects Antonio, although the two are somewhat different- Antonio is a bit of a HypercompetentSidekick, whereas Short Clog is a straight up BumblingSidekick, being a dullard with bad hygiene.
6th Nov '15 2:58:01 PM margdean56
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* In Creator/{{Moliere}}'s ''Don Juan'', Juan's servant Sgnanarelle is pretty much this, a bumbling DirtyCoward who isn't treated very well by his master.

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* In Creator/{{Moliere}}'s ''Don Juan'', Juan's servant Sgnanarelle Sganarelle is pretty much this, a bumbling DirtyCoward who isn't treated very well by his master.
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