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25th Jun '16 10:00:31 PM nombretomado
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** It's also TWO [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to characters from BioWare's much ealier game [[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II]].

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** It's also TWO [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to characters from BioWare's much ealier game [[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II]].''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''.
24th Jun '16 2:43:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Capt. [=HuggyFace=] in ''WordGirl''.

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* Capt. [=HuggyFace=] in ''WordGirl''.''WesternAnimation/WordGirl''.



* The television show ''GetEd'' had no less than four examples of these, spread out evenly amongst the protagonists and antagonists. Series BigBad Mr. Bedlam had a computer AI named Kora who tended to function as the system administrator for his evil empire (while also giving snarky comments on the side). Similarly his toaster apparently grew a skinny body to become the robot Crouch who tended to be somewhat less snarky and more of a suck-up but who nonetheless seemed to be the one who helped designed the vehicles for the evil mooks. One the good guys' side the title character wound up acquiring Torch for his flying surf board, a sentient navigational program that helps to keep Ed in the loop as to his surroundings. Perhaps oddest of all is CloudCuckoolander Loogie's sidekick Dr. Pinch, a catfish puppet decked out in a doctor's outfit. While the idea that Loogie suffers from disassociative identity disorder can be used to explain Dr. Pinch's animated nature, this troper can't help but remember the episode where, in order to sneak into Bedlam's firewall protected Virtual Reality World after each one was locked out, the good guys wound up placing the VR interface on Pinch's head (read that, PINCH'S head, not Loogie's) and the puppet was able to enter the virtual world (as a puppet on BEDLAM'S arm no less) with his personality completely present. Even team brain [[TheSmartGuy Fizz]] wasn't able to come up with an explanation for this.

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* The television show ''GetEd'' ''WesternAnimation/GetEd'' had no less than four examples of these, spread out evenly amongst the protagonists and antagonists. Series BigBad Mr. Bedlam had a computer AI named Kora who tended to function as the system administrator for his evil empire (while also giving snarky comments on the side). Similarly his toaster apparently grew a skinny body to become the robot Crouch who tended to be somewhat less snarky and more of a suck-up but who nonetheless seemed to be the one who helped designed the vehicles for the evil mooks. One the good guys' side the title character wound up acquiring Torch for his flying surf board, a sentient navigational program that helps to keep Ed in the loop as to his surroundings. Perhaps oddest of all is CloudCuckoolander Loogie's sidekick Dr. Pinch, a catfish puppet decked out in a doctor's outfit. While the idea that Loogie suffers from disassociative identity disorder can be used to explain Dr. Pinch's animated nature, this troper can't help but remember the episode where, in order to sneak into Bedlam's firewall protected Virtual Reality World after each one was locked out, the good guys wound up placing the VR interface on Pinch's head (read that, PINCH'S head, not Loogie's) and the puppet was able to enter the virtual world (as a puppet on BEDLAM'S arm no less) with his personality completely present. Even team brain [[TheSmartGuy Fizz]] wasn't able to come up with an explanation for this.



* ''MakingFiends''. Vendetta's sidekick is a giant hamster named Grudge.

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* ''MakingFiends''.''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends''. Vendetta's sidekick is a giant hamster named Grudge.
10th Jun '16 10:55:08 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', the talking bird Bonto is the first character to join you on your adventure, though he doesn't do so when you first meet.
5th Jun '16 11:51:33 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* Most (if not all) of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon's human heroes and heroines have a pantheon of these (besides a sub-array of generic Adorable Woodland Critters). The only aversion is ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', which have no non-human sidekicks.
** ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': The Seven Dwarfs.

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* Most (if not all) of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon's human [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated Disney films]]human heroes and heroines have a pantheon of these (besides a sub-array of generic Adorable Woodland Critters). The only aversion is ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', which have has no non-human sidekicks.
** ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': The Seven Dwarfs.Examples include:



** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': The mice Gus and Jaq, who perform the aforementioned key-stealing chores so well in that it's become the best-loved scene from that movie.

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** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': The mice Gus and Jaq, mice, two of who perform the aforementioned key-stealing chores so well in that it's become the best-loved scene from that movie.



** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': The three Good Fairies, also Prince Phillip's horse.
** ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'': Tibbs the cat to Colonel the sheepdog.

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** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': The three Good Fairies, also Prince Phillip's horse.
** ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'': Tibbs the cat to Colonel the sheepdog.
good fairies.



** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': The enchanted castle servants, led by Cogsworth the clock, Mrs Potts the teapot and Lumiere the candelabra. {{Subverted}} at the end, as they are all humans under a magic spell. Played straight with Philippe the horse.

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** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': The enchanted castle servants, appliancess, led by Cogsworth the a clock, Mrs Potts the a teapot and Lumiere the a candelabra. {{Subverted}} at the end, as they are all reverted to humans under a magic spell. Played straight with Philippe the horse.



** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': In an example of Disney taking it UpToEleven, Meeko the raccoon in had his own sidekick, the hummingbird, Flit.
** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Achilles (the horse), Djali (the goat), Victor, Hugo, and Laverne (three gargoyles).

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** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': In an example of Disney taking it UpToEleven, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' has Meeko the raccoon in had raccoon, who has his own sidekick, the hummingbird, Flit.
a hummingbird.
** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Achilles (the (a horse), Djali (the (a goat), Victor, Hugo, and Laverne (three three gargoyles).



** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu the guardian dragon (essentially the exact same Eddie Murphy character as Shrek's Donkey) Also, in non-speaking roles, Cri-Kee the lucky cricket, Khan the horse and Little Brother the dog. Shan Yu has Hayabusa, as well.

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** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu the guardian dragon (essentially the exact same Eddie Murphy character as Shrek's Donkey) guardian. Also, in non-speaking roles, Cri-Kee the a lucky cricket, Khan the horse a horse, a dog and Little Brother the dog. Shan Yu has Hayabusa, as well.a falcon.



** ''Disney/BrotherBear'': Koda, Rutt, and Tuke.




:: And then, there's also the sidekicks of the bad guys. Examples include[=:=]

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\n:: And then, there's There's also the sidekicks of the bad guys. villains.Examples include[=:=]



** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': Lucifer the cat to Lady Tremaine.
** ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' Si and Am to Aunt Sarah.

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** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': Lucifer the cat to Lady Tremaine.
the evil stepmother.
** ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' Si and Am The Siamese cats to Aunt Sarah.the film's human villain.



** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Flotsam and Jetsam the eels to Ursula.

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** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Flotsam and Jetsam the eels to Ursula.



** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Hayabusa the falcon to Shan Yu.

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** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Hayabusa the falcon to Shan Yu.



:: And the bad guys[=:=]

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:: And the bad guys[=:=]The villains have them as well, naturally.[=:=]



** ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': Anchor the hammerhead and Chum the mako to Bruce the great white.



* Villains get these too -- see Rasputin's bat Bartok in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}.''

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* Villains get these too -- in many films-- see Rasputin's bat Bartok in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}.''



* Hedwig the owl, Crookshanks the cat, and (pre-''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'') Scabbers the rat in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Fawkes the pheonix, as well, is this for Dumbledore.
* Gwin and Jink, Dustfinger's trained martins, in ''Literature/TheInkworldTrilogy''.

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* Hedwig The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series gives the owl, Crookshanks the cat, and (pre-''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'') Scabbers the rat in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. GoldenTrio each a pet. Then there is Fawkes the pheonix, as well, who is definitely is this for Dumbledore.
Dumbledore. Voldemort also seems to play this straight with his snake Nagini, but it's subverted when it's revealed that [[spoiler: she's a horcrux]].
* Gwin and Jink, Dustfinger's trained martins, in ''Literature/TheInkworldTrilogy''.The ''Literature/TheInkworldTrilogy'' has two martins.
29th Apr '16 3:19:42 AM Adept
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* Liz from the ''MagicSchoolBus''.

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* Liz from the ''MagicSchoolBus''.''Literature/MagicSchoolBus''.
17th Apr '16 10:51:46 AM Josef5678
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* Most (if not all) of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon's human heroes and heroines have a pantheon of these (besides a sub-array of generic Adorable Woodland Critters). Notable aversions: Both ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', which have the least nonhuman characters (zero in all) of any animated Disney film.

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* Most (if not all) of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon's human heroes and heroines have a pantheon of these (besides a sub-array of generic Adorable Woodland Critters). Notable aversions: Both ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', The only aversion is ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', which have the least nonhuman characters (zero in all) of any animated Disney film.no non-human sidekicks.



** ''Disney/MeettheRobinsons'': DOR-15 to Michael "Bowler Hat Guy" Yagoobian.
** ''Disney/HomeontheRange'': Junior the bison to Alameda Slim.

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** ''Disney/MeettheRobinsons'': ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'': DOR-15 to Michael "Bowler Hat Guy" Yagoobian.
** ''Disney/HomeontheRange'': ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'': Junior the bison to Alameda Slim.
16th Apr '16 9:53:03 AM PaulA
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* Tobimar (human) and Poplock (intelligent toad) in ''Literature/PhoenixRising''. Though Poplock will probably claim that Tobimar is ''his'' sidekick.

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* Tobimar (human) and Poplock (intelligent toad) in ''Literature/PhoenixRising''.''Literature/TheBalancedSword''. Though Poplock will probably claim that Tobimar is ''his'' sidekick.
5th Apr '16 7:27:33 AM Koveras
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* The Companions in ''TabletopGame/{{Heroine}}'' are not ''required'' to be non-human, but most of them are, anyway, because it's just more fun. The eponymous Heroine is usually the only TokenHuman in the group.
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24th Feb '16 5:56:56 PM MegaMarioMan
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* Clank, Ratchet's RobotBuddy from the ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' series. Of course, Ratchet ain't human either...
** And in ''[[{{RatchetDeadlocked}} Deadlocked]]'', there is Merc and Green. Similar to the ''Kingdom Hearts'' example below, they spend almost the entire game fighting alongside Ratchet.
* The nameless dog in ''DuckHunt'', who catches the ducks you shoot, not returning it to you (it probably ate it). When you can't shoot any ducks, he'll laugh at you, as if mocking your 'stupidity'. Nevertheless, it remains one of the earliest, and still most hated video game character ever. [[TheScrappy No wonder there's versions of the game where you can shoot the dog...]]

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* Clank, Ratchet's RobotBuddy from the ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series. Of course, Ratchet ain't human either...
** And in ''[[{{RatchetDeadlocked}} ''[[VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked Deadlocked]]'', there is Merc and Green. Similar to the ''Kingdom Hearts'' example below, they spend almost the entire game fighting alongside Ratchet.
* The nameless dog in ''DuckHunt'', ''VideoGame/DuckHunt'', who catches the ducks you shoot, not returning it to you (it probably ate it). When you can't shoot any ducks, he'll laugh at you, as if mocking your 'stupidity'. Nevertheless, it remains one of the earliest, and still most hated video game character ever. [[TheScrappy No wonder there's versions of the game where you can shoot the dog...]]
17th Feb '16 9:34:59 AM SharangaShark
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* Kumo from ''WebAnimation/AcedemySugoiSeiun''.
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