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13th May '16 8:13:48 PM TheNerevarine
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* Pogo in ''Anime/GenmaWars'' to the [[NobleFugitive exiled]] WarriorPrince Loof.
26th Dec '15 8:49:27 PM nombretomado
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* The [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]-inspired ''Freedom Force'' computer games give us ''Liberty Lad'', sidekick to SuperPatriot ''The Minuteman.'' Young Nick Craft, founder and president of the Freedom Force Fan Club, tags along after the team as they try to bring down mobster-turned-supervillain Pinstripe. Naturally, he gets shot.

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* The [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]-inspired ''Freedom Force'' computer games give us ''Liberty Lad'', sidekick to SuperPatriot ''The Minuteman.'' Young Nick Craft, founder and president of the Freedom Force Fan Club, tags along after the team as they try to bring down mobster-turned-supervillain Pinstripe. Naturally, he gets shot.
7th Dec '15 5:46:53 PM Hossmeister
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* Maya Fey, the main assistant in the ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' games may or may not count, as she starts 17 but becomes 19 by ''Trials and Tribulations'', although she tends to act like a little kid sometimes. Phoenix also had Ema Skye in one case when she was 16, and ''ApolloJustice'' has Trucy, who is 15.

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* Maya Fey, the main assistant in the ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' games ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightTrilogy'' may or may not count, as she starts 17 but becomes 19 by ''Trials and Tribulations'', although she tends to act like a little kid sometimes. Phoenix also had Ema Skye in one case when she was 16, and ''ApolloJustice'' ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' has Trucy, who is 15.
15th Nov '15 11:25:45 AM nombretomado
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* Step forward, Rick Jones. For decades Rick has been Publisher/MarvelComics' stock sidekick. He has been partners with [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]], ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, two [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captains Marvel]], and ROMSpaceKnight. Must be some kind of record.

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* Step forward, Rick Jones. For decades Rick has been Publisher/MarvelComics' stock sidekick. He has been partners with [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]], ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, two [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captains Marvel]], and ROMSpaceKnight.ComicBook/ROMSpaceKnight. Must be some kind of record.
4th Oct '15 11:14:08 AM nombretomado
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** In ''TheDarkKnightReturns'', when the new police commissioner tangles with Batman and spots the young Carrie Kelly as Robin with him, she adds Child Endangerment on the warrant for him.

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** In ''TheDarkKnightReturns'', ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', when the new police commissioner tangles with Batman and spots the young Carrie Kelly as Robin with him, she adds Child Endangerment on the warrant for him.
1st Oct '15 4:40:25 PM nombretomado
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* Jim Hawking in ''OutlawStar''.

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* Jim Hawking in ''OutlawStar''.''Manga/OutlawStar''.
30th Sep '15 1:53:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* Patsy Murphy and Chick in John R. Coryell's ''NickCarter''.

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* Patsy Murphy and Chick in John R. Coryell's ''NickCarter''.''Literature/NickCarter''.



* In ''WearingTheCape'', Hope (18 years old) becomes Atlas' sidekick in order to learn the butt-kicking ways of [[FlyingBrick Atlas-type heroes]]. The whole mentor/sidekick angle is played up for the media (her costume is even color-coordinated to match his), but it's clearly understood to be a temporary arrangement, more like an apprenticeship.

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* In ''WearingTheCape'', ''Literature/WearingTheCape'', Hope (18 years old) becomes Atlas' sidekick in order to learn the butt-kicking ways of [[FlyingBrick Atlas-type heroes]]. The whole mentor/sidekick angle is played up for the media (her costume is even color-coordinated to match his), but it's clearly understood to be a temporary arrangement, more like an apprenticeship.
25th Sep '15 4:02:02 PM nombretomado
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* Following the Franchise/{{Batman}} formula, other younger sidekicks to adult superheroes include [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Supergirl]], Speedy to GreenArrow, and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s various sidekicks, usually of the young girl type (ComicBook/KittyPryde, Rogue, X-23, Jubilee).

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* Following the Franchise/{{Batman}} formula, other younger sidekicks to adult superheroes include [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Supergirl]], Speedy to GreenArrow, ComicBook/GreenArrow, and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s various sidekicks, usually of the young girl type (ComicBook/KittyPryde, Rogue, X-23, Jubilee).



* A feat in ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' lets you have one (who can be any of the {{Sidekick}} tropes, but guess which one is most common except among obsessive powergamers). There are also a few in the Freedom City setting, most notably Arrow (Speedy to the Bowman's GreenArrow, in [[LegacyCharacter several incarnations]]).

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* A feat in ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' lets you have one (who can be any of the {{Sidekick}} tropes, but guess which one is most common except among obsessive powergamers). There are also a few in the Freedom City setting, most notably Arrow (Speedy to the Bowman's GreenArrow, ComicBook/GreenArrow, in [[LegacyCharacter several incarnations]]).



* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' has the main characters being sidekicks to members of the Justice League (Robin to Franchise/{{Batman}}, Aqualad to Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, Kid Flash to TheFlash and Speedy/Red Arrow to GreenArrow). Other characters who aren't sidekicks in the comics canon are reimagined as such here, such as Miss Martian being Martian Manhunter's niece and Bumblebee being the Atom's student, while Beast Boy is linked to Miss Martian. The only character who doesn't have a mentor is Blue Beetle... because the previous Blue Beetle was killed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' has the main characters being sidekicks to members of the Justice League (Robin to Franchise/{{Batman}}, Aqualad to Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, Kid Flash to TheFlash and Speedy/Red Arrow to GreenArrow).ComicBook/GreenArrow). Other characters who aren't sidekicks in the comics canon are reimagined as such here, such as Miss Martian being Martian Manhunter's niece and Bumblebee being the Atom's student, while Beast Boy is linked to Miss Martian. The only character who doesn't have a mentor is Blue Beetle... because the previous Blue Beetle was killed.
5th Sep '15 8:16:49 AM fq
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{VentureBrothers}}'' themselves are to some extent a deconstruction of this trope, Dean being intelligent and eager-to-please but timid, Hank energetic but rebellious and invincibly stupid. Their father, an ex-sidekick, blames his seemingly inexhaustible supply of character flaws on the experience. His participation in a support group for "ex-Boy-Adventurers" doesn't seem to have helped him much, but it ''has'' introduced us to the likes of an ex-Wonderboy (one of Captain Sunshine's multiple such dropped at eighteen years of age) who memorably claims that it left him unable to get an erection unless he were 'tied to a chair with a bomb strapped to [his] chest'.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{VentureBrothers}}'' ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' themselves are to some extent a deconstruction of this trope, Dean being intelligent and eager-to-please but timid, Hank energetic but rebellious and invincibly stupid. Their father, an ex-sidekick, blames his seemingly inexhaustible supply of character flaws on the experience. His participation in a support group for "ex-Boy-Adventurers" doesn't seem to have helped him much, but it ''has'' introduced us to the likes of an ex-Wonderboy (one of Captain Sunshine's multiple such dropped at eighteen years of age) who memorably claims that it left him unable to get an erection unless he were 'tied to a chair with a bomb strapped to [his] chest'.
5th Sep '15 8:15:49 AM fq
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* Mark Hollander to the titular ''AceLightning'' (albeit sometimes reluctantly).

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* Mark Hollander to the titular ''AceLightning'' ''Series/AceLightning'' (albeit sometimes reluctantly).



* In {{Nickelodeon}}'s U-Pick Live segment, they held a contest where the winner would be added to the show as Pick Boy's new sidekick. Something must have gone wrong backstage though, because no kid was ever brought in.

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* In {{Nickelodeon}}'s Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s U-Pick Live segment, they held a contest where the winner would be added to the show as Pick Boy's new sidekick. Something must have gone wrong backstage though, because no kid was ever brought in.



* Junior (possibly Henry Steele, Jr.) in ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''

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* Junior (possibly Henry Steele, Jr.) in ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''
''ComicStrip/DickTracy''.



* A feat in ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' lets you have one (who can be any of the {{Sidekick}} tropes, but guess which one is most common except among obsessive powergamers). There are also a few in the Freedom City setting, most notably Arrow (Speedy to the Bowman's GreenArrow, in [[LegacyCharacter several incarnations]]).

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* A feat in ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' lets you have one (who can be any of the {{Sidekick}} tropes, but guess which one is most common except among obsessive powergamers). There are also a few in the Freedom City setting, most notably Arrow (Speedy to the Bowman's GreenArrow, in [[LegacyCharacter several incarnations]]).



* ''HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'': Cole, for Henry Hatsworth. [[spoiler:He's later revealed to be a WellDoneSonGuy and in actuality the BigBad in disguise.]]

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* ''HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'': ''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'': Cole, for Henry Hatsworth. [[spoiler:He's later revealed to be a WellDoneSonGuy and in actuality the BigBad in disguise.]]



* Miles 'Tails' Prower, sidekick of ''SonicTheHedgehog'', is of the GadgeteerGenius variety and has abilities that complement Sonic's. Later games introduced Cream the Rabbit (who has her own {{Sidekick}}, the [[{{Mon}} Chao]] named Cheese), who serves as more or less the [[DistaffCounterpart female counterpart]] to Tails (hence why they are often [[ToyShip shipped together]], despite almost never interacting). She started as a sidekick to Amy, but in ''Sonic Rush'' she acted in this capacity to Blaze. In ''Sonic Rush Adventure'', Blaze gets her own sidekick in [[LandDownUnder Marine the Raccoon]].
* ProfessorLayton gets Luke. Flora may also count.

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* Miles 'Tails' Prower, sidekick of ''SonicTheHedgehog'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', is of the GadgeteerGenius variety and has abilities that complement Sonic's. Later games introduced Cream the Rabbit (who has her own {{Sidekick}}, the [[{{Mon}} Chao]] named Cheese), who serves as more or less the [[DistaffCounterpart female counterpart]] to Tails (hence why they are often [[ToyShip shipped together]], despite almost never interacting). She started as a sidekick to Amy, but in ''Sonic Rush'' she acted in this capacity to Blaze. In ''Sonic Rush Adventure'', Blaze gets her own sidekick in [[LandDownUnder Marine the Raccoon]].
* ProfessorLayton Franchise/ProfessorLayton gets Luke. Flora may also count.



* The Cadets in ''VoltronForce'' are a fairly good example. They bring considerable talents to the team - Vince's {{Technopathy}}, Larmina's martial arts talent and Daniel's piloting skills and agility (both physical and mental) complement, rather than overshadowing, the rest of the Voltron Force.

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* The Cadets in ''VoltronForce'' ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'' are a fairly good example. They bring considerable talents to the team - Vince's {{Technopathy}}, Larmina's martial arts talent and Daniel's piloting skills and agility (both physical and mental) complement, rather than overshadowing, the rest of the Voltron Force.



* Initially averted in ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', which is only notable because Batman and Robin are, as noted above, the UrExample of this trope. The series implies that Robin ''was'' a KidSidekick for some time, but the series begins with him already college-aged and away at school for most of the week. Later played straight after the series was uncancelled, with Tim Drake brought in as a KidSidekick to shake things up and let them explore that aspect.

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* Initially averted in ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', which is only notable because Batman and Robin are, as noted above, the UrExample of this trope. The series implies that Robin ''was'' a KidSidekick for some time, but the series begins with him already college-aged and away at school for most of the week. Later played straight after the series was uncancelled, with Tim Drake brought in as a KidSidekick to shake things up and let them explore that aspect.
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