History Main / CowardlySidekick

30th Dec '15 4:16:03 AM GMon
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=113512 Norin the Wary]], quoted in several flavor texts before getting a card of his own (with an appropriate ability, of course). He's probably the game's most famous coward, and as a summonable creature he arguably qualifies as the ''player's'' sidekick.
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': [[http://ww2.[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=113512 com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=113512 Norin the Wary]], quoted in several flavor texts before getting a card of his own (with an appropriate ability, of course). He's probably the game's most famous coward, and as a summonable creature he arguably qualifies as the ''player's'' sidekick.
11th Oct '15 7:37:43 AM iowaforever
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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' : Evan Edrok, a highly skilled Guide is the companion of Princess Ha Yuri Zahard, whose adventures quite frankly freak him out. He isn't a coward, pre say, he's just wary of the implications of some of what Yuri does. After all, he's a Ranker and wouldn't have made it through the tower if he were really a coward.
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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' : Evan Edrok, a highly skilled Guide is the companion of Princess Ha Yuri Zahard, whose adventures quite frankly freak him out. He isn't a coward, pre per say, he's just wary of the implications of some of what Yuri does. After all, he's a Ranker and wouldn't have made it through the tower if he were really a coward.

%% Yoki in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
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%% * Yoki in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' to [[LittleMissBadass Mai Chang]] and [[HeroKiller Scar]]; His usual reaction when thrust into a dangerous situation is to panic and hide behind more capable fighters. The ''only'' badass thing he does in the series ([[spoiler: hitting [[EldritchAbomination Pride]] with a car]]), he did while bawling his eyes out.
11th Feb '15 10:39:19 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Evan Edrok, a highly skilled Guide from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' is the companion of Princess Ha Yuri Zahard, whose adventures quite frankly freak him out. ** Evan isn't a coward, he's just wary of the implications of some of what Yuri does. After all, he's a Ranker and wouldn't have made it through the tower if he were really a Coward.
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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' : Evan Edrok, a highly skilled Guide from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' is the companion of Princess Ha Yuri Zahard, whose adventures quite frankly freak him out. ** Evan out. He isn't a coward, pre say, he's just wary of the implications of some of what Yuri does. After all, he's a Ranker and wouldn't have made it through the tower if he were really a Coward.coward.
6th Feb '15 9:00:24 PM mlsmithca
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Oh, REALLY. He's the current page image and no-one's had the decency to write a non-Zero Context Example for him?
%%* Penfold from ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' is an iconic example.
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%%* * Penfold from ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' is an iconic example.example. In the first series episode "Rogue Robots", the narrator reveals that his codename is "The Jigsaw", because "when confronted with a problem, he goes to pieces." If he's not trying to make excuses not to go on the latest adventure, he's running off screaming or cowering behind the more traditionally heroic Danger Mouse. Consider this WildTake from "Trouble with Ghosts": -->'''Penfold:''' ''(face right in the camera)'' Ahh! Vampires! Help, help! ''(runs back towards the dead end of the corridor and collides with the wall)'' Mum! Mummy! Mum! Dad! ''(jumps halfway up the wall, then onto the ceiling)'' Ooh! Ahh! Ooh! ''(jumps over to a grating and tries to pull it open)'' Vampires, help! ''(jumps over to another wall and tries to scramble up it with his bare hands)'' Save me! Oohohh! Oh, please! ''(begins running back and forth up the corridor)'' Somebody do something, oooh!\\ '''DM:''' ''(who has been watching Penfold's meltdown while leaning casually against the wall)'' [[DeadpanSnarker Well done, Penfold, don't let them see you're frightened.]]
20th Aug '14 9:01:50 AM Prfnoff
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20th Aug '14 8:12:19 AM Prfnoff
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]%%[[/folder]] [[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * Dan Thompson's comical adventure strip hero ''Webcomic/RipHaywire'' has his faithful dog, talking collie TNT, who is in near-constant panic mode.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * Dan Thompson's comical adventure strip hero ''Webcomic/RipHaywire'' has his faithful dog, talking collie TNT, who is in near-constant panic mode. [[/folder]]
20th Aug '14 8:11:06 AM Prfnoff
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Commenting out Zero-Context Examples. As Lieutenant Telsij said at the Battle of Endor, "There's too many of them!"
* Pop/Poppu from ''Manga/DaiNoDaibouken'' starts off like this. * Yoki in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
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* %% Pop/Poppu from ''Manga/DaiNoDaibouken'' starts off like this. * %% Yoki in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.

[[folder:Comic Books]] * In ''ComicBook/BattlePope'', this role is occupied by JesusChrist, a loser who's not at all [[JesusWasWayCool "way cool"]]. * Bob, Agent of HYDRA and sidekick of {{Deadpool}}. * Lille-Skutt from ''Bamse'', in spades.
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[[folder:Comic %%[[folder:Comic Books]] * %%* In ''ComicBook/BattlePope'', this role is occupied by JesusChrist, a loser who's not at all [[JesusWasWayCool "way cool"]]. * %%* Bob, Agent of HYDRA and sidekick of {{Deadpool}}. * %%* Lille-Skutt from ''Bamse'', in spades.spades. %%[[/folder]] [[folder:Fan Fic]] * Bob, assistant of Retro in ''Fanfic/RetroChill'', is this, constantly freaking out when he sees an alien despite ''being allies with them.'' His growing dissatisfaction with the job [[spoiler:is what ultimately leads to his HeelFaceTurn.]]

[[folder:Fan Fic]] * Bob, assistant of Retro in ''Fanfic/RetroChill'', is this, constantly freaking out when he sees an alien despite ''being allies with them.'' His growing dissatisfaction with the job [[spoiler:is what ultimately leads to his HeelFaceTurn.]]
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[[folder:Fan Fic]] * Bob, assistant %%[[folder: Films -- Animation]] %%* Itchy from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' is an example of Retro this who (at least at the beginning of the first film) displays traces of HypercompetentSidekick. %%* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' has two, Bromley and Jean-Bob. %%[[/folder]] %%[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] %%* Malak the thief in ''Fanfic/RetroChill'', is this, constantly freaking out ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer''. %%* Snails the thief in ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''. %%* The [[UncleTomfoolery black servant]] in various HauntedHouse movies of TheThirties and TheForties. Putting aside UnfortunateImplications, one could call them [[OnlySaneMan sensible]] rather then cowardly; when he sees an alien despite ''being allies with them.'' His growing dissatisfaction with they say "Feets do yo stuff!" running is usually a ''really'' good option. Actors who played these roles - notably Stepin Fetchit - found [[NeverLiveItDown their careers badly harmed]] when the job [[spoiler:is what ultimately leads civil rights era started. %%* Also, black comedians have been using this joke for years. When the scary/deadly shit happens, they get the hell out of there. * In the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', the BET news crew only stays long enough to his HeelFaceTurn.]]say "White folks gettin' killed, we're outta here!" before making good on their report. %%* Herman "Fergie" Ferguson in ''Film/JudgeDredd'', after he and the title character escape the air transport wreck together. %%* Ruby Rhod in ''Film/TheFifthElement''.

[[folder: Films -- Animation]] * Itchy from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' is an example of this who (at least at the beginning of the first film) displays traces of HypercompetentSidekick. * ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' has two, Bromley and Jean-Bob.
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[[folder: Films -- Animation]] * Itchy from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' is an example of this who (at least at [[folder:Live-Action TV]] %%* Vila Restal, the beginning of cowardly thief, in ''Series/BlakesSeven''. %%* Goodwin in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Immortal_(TV_series,_Canadian) The Immortal]]'' for the first film) displays traces of HypercompetentSidekick. * ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' has two, Bromley and Jean-Bob.last 400 years.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * Malak the thief in ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer''. * Snails the thief in ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''. * The [[UncleTomfoolery black servant]] in various HauntedHouse movies of TheThirties and TheForties. Putting aside UnfortunateImplications, one could call them [[OnlySaneMan sensible]] rather then cowardly; when they say "Feets do yo stuff!" running is usually a ''really'' good option. Actors who played these roles - notably Stepin Fetchit - found [[NeverLiveItDown their careers badly harmed]] when the civil rights era started. * Also, black comedians have been using this joke for years. When the scary/deadly shit happens, they get the hell out of there. It's even used in the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', where the BET news crew only stays long enough to say "White folks gettin' killed, we're outta here!" before making good on their report. * Herman "Fergie" Ferguson in ''Film/JudgeDredd'', after he and the title character escape the air transport wreck together. * Ruby Rhod in ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] [[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * Malak the thief in ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer''. * Snails the thief in ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''. * The [[UncleTomfoolery black servant]] in various HauntedHouse movies of TheThirties and TheForties. Putting aside UnfortunateImplications, one could call them [[OnlySaneMan sensible]] rather then cowardly; when they say "Feets do yo stuff!" running is usually a ''really'' good option. Actors Dan Thompson's comical adventure strip hero ''Webcomic/RipHaywire'' has his faithful dog, talking collie TNT, who played these roles - notably Stepin Fetchit - found [[NeverLiveItDown their careers badly harmed]] when the civil rights era started. * Also, black comedians have been using this joke for years. When the scary/deadly shit happens, they get the hell out of there. It's even used is in the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', where the BET news crew only stays long enough to say "White folks gettin' killed, we're outta here!" before making good on their report. * Herman "Fergie" Ferguson in ''Film/JudgeDredd'', after he and the title character escape the air transport wreck together. * Ruby Rhod in ''Film/TheFifthElement''.near-constant panic mode.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]] * Vila Restal, the cowardly thief, in ''Series/BlakesSeven''. * Goodwin in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Immortal_(TV_series,_Canadian) The Immortal]]'' for the last 400 years.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]] [[folder:Pinball]] * Vila Restal, The ''Pinball/SuperMarioBros'' pinball has Luigi depicted as looking nervously on the cowardly thief, in ''Series/BlakesSeven''. * Goodwin in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Immortal_(TV_series,_Canadian) The Immortal]]'' for the last 400 years.playfield art, and places his target inside a cave.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * Dan Thompson's comical adventure strip hero ''Webcomic/RipHaywire'' has his faithful dog, talking collie TNT, who is in near-constant panic mode. [[/folder]]

* Linebeck in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', although he gets better towards the end. * Globox from the ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' series. * [[DivergentCharacterEvolution Luigi is depicted this way]] in the more recent ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games (such as ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi''), which is partially [[CanonImmigrant integrated]] from the 90's cartoons. ** Even the ''Pinball/SuperMarioBros'' pinball gets into the act, which has Luigi depicted as looking nervously on the playfield art, and places his target inside a cave.
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* %%* Linebeck in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', although he gets better towards the end. * %%* Globox from the ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' series. * %%* [[DivergentCharacterEvolution Luigi is depicted this way]] in the more recent ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games (such as ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi''), which is partially [[CanonImmigrant integrated]] from the 90's cartoons. ** Even the ''Pinball/SuperMarioBros'' pinball gets into the act, which has Luigi depicted as looking nervously on the playfield art, and places his target inside a cave.cartoons.

[[folder:Web Original]] * Craig from ''TheAllenAndCraigShow''. * Edward Borman in ''WebVideo/TheMercuryMen''. [[/folder]]
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* Penfold from ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' is an iconic example. * Luigi in ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and its sequels. * Arthur from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''. Actually explained in the pilot basically as Arthur being unable to tolerate how mundane his life was anymore; we even see him doing his work as an accountant in costume. * Carl Wheezer from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron''. * Ron from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. * Antoine from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sonic SatAM}}''. * The aptly named Cringer the Battle-Cat from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''.
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* %%* Penfold from ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' is an iconic example. * %%* Luigi in ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and its sequels. * %%* Arthur from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''. Actually explained in the pilot basically as Arthur being unable to tolerate how mundane his life was anymore; we even see him doing his work as an accountant in costume. * %%* Carl Wheezer from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron''. * %%* Ron from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. * %%* Antoine from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sonic SatAM}}''. * %%* The aptly named Cringer the Battle-Cat from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''.

* Gus from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. * Zilly from ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''. * Pokey from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}''
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* %%* Gus from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. * %%* Zilly from ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''. * %%* Pokey from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}''
19th Aug '14 9:50:09 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' has many places that Cedric doesn't want to go inside with Graham, preferring to wait for him outside. (This was partly due to memory constraints: removing context-specific lines for Cedric made room for more animations.)
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* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' has many places that Cedric doesn't want to go inside with Graham, preferring to wait for him outside. (This (Cedric not being able to enter certain areas was partly due to the result of memory constraints: removing context-specific lines for Cedric made room for more animations.)

* In the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' episode "Ghosts 'R' Us," Yoshi is too scared of ghosts to want to enter haunted houses (which he couldn't do in the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' game, for unexplained reasons) until his friends are trapped inside one and he has to rescue them himself while dodging Boos. He also runs scared from a red Wiggler until he finds wings.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' episode "Ghosts 'R' Us," Yoshi is too scared of ghosts to want to enter haunted houses (which he couldn't do in the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' game, game for unexplained reasons) reasons that weren't explained in-universe but had to do with sprite memory limitations) until his friends are trapped inside one and he has to rescue them himself while dodging Boos. He also runs scared from a red Wiggler until he finds wings.
19th Aug '14 9:46:59 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' has many places that Cedric doesn't want to go inside with Graham, preferring to wait for him outside. (This was partly due to memory constraints: removing context-specific lines for Cedric made room for more animations.)
19th Aug '14 9:34:35 AM Prfnoff
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->''(In front of the [[TheLostWoods Dark Forest]]. A sign reads "Enter At Your Own Risk.")''\\ '''Cedric''': Oh, no! I'M not going in there! Can't you read the sign?\\ '''Graham''': Come on, Cedric. There might be something important in here.\\ '''Cedric''': Go if you want to. I'll wait HERE! -->-- ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder''
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