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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''.
31st Jan '16 8:12:39 AM nombretomado
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* In two of the ''{{Superfriends}}'' cartoon series from the 70's, there were non-human sidekicks belonging to the "junior" superheroes. First, there was Wonderdog, sidekick to Wendy and Marvin in the original cartoon series. Then there was Gleek the monkey, sidekick to Zan and Jayna, the wonder twins.

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* In two of the ''{{Superfriends}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' cartoon series from the 70's, there were non-human sidekicks belonging to the "junior" superheroes. First, there was Wonderdog, sidekick to Wendy and Marvin in the original cartoon series. Then there was Gleek the monkey, sidekick to Zan and Jayna, the wonder twins.
15th Jan '16 7:29:37 PM nombretomado
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* Ampersand, Yorick's Capuchin monkey in ''YTheLastMan''.

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* Ampersand, Yorick's Capuchin monkey in ''YTheLastMan''.''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''.



* The hero SquirrelGirl also has had two animal sidekicks, squirrels Monkey Joe and Tippy Toe

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* The hero SquirrelGirl ComicBook/SquirrelGirl also has had two animal sidekicks, squirrels Monkey Joe and Tippy Toe
31st Dec '15 4:00:12 AM rafi
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Happy]], [[CatsAreSuperior Charle]], and [[PantheraAwesome Pantherlily]] are the sidekicks to [[IdiotHero Natsu]], [[BadassAdorable Wendy]], and [[CrazyAwesome Gajeel]] respectively from the manga/anime ''Manga/FairyTail''.
* Bokomon and Neemon from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''
* Most, if not all {{Mons}} shows can be seen as an inversion of this, because, let's face it, it's the ''mons'' who do the dirty work and get the stuffing beaten out of them when things get hairy, leaving TheKidWithTheRemoteControl as the sidekick.
* To some degree, Shippo in ''Manga/InuYasha''.
** And certainly Kirara/Kilala.
** Can't believe you forgot Jaken.
** Myoga too.
* Jiji the black cat in the Miyazaki film ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService''
* The Battle Spiders from the ''Anime/SpiderRiders'' anime of course.
* Princess Nausicaa's "fox squirrel" Teto in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''
* The transfigured "mouse" and "humming bird" from ''Anime/SpiritedAway''

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Happy]], [[CatsAreSuperior Charle]], and [[PantheraAwesome Pantherlily]] are the sidekicks to [[IdiotHero Natsu]], [[BadassAdorable Wendy]], and [[CrazyAwesome Gajeel]] respectively from the manga/anime ''Manga/FairyTail''.
* Bokomon and Neemon from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''
* Most, if not all {{Mons}} shows can be seen as an inversion of this, because, let's face it, it's the ''mons'' who do the dirty work and get the stuffing beaten out of them when things get hairy, leaving TheKidWithTheRemoteControl as the sidekick.
* To some degree, Shippo in ''Manga/InuYasha''.
** And certainly Kirara/Kilala.
** Can't believe you forgot Jaken.
** Myoga too.
* Jiji the black cat in the Miyazaki film ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService''
* The Battle Spiders from the ''Anime/SpiderRiders'' anime of course.
* Princess Nausicaa's "fox squirrel" Teto in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''
* The transfigured "mouse" and "humming bird" from ''Anime/SpiritedAway''
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* Elner in ''Manga/GalaxyFrauleinYuna''. Debatably, also Yuna's three android doubles (who eventually can appear human).
* all of the various devices and familiars in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. In particular:
** Arf is a wolf-dog that supports Fate.
** Everyone ''thinks'' Yuuno is one of these for Nanoha because they first met when he was in ferret form.
** Friedrich, Caro's baby silver dragon.
* Kir from ''Manga/KingOfBanditJing'' is a talking crow who also serve as Jing's EquippableAlly when needed.

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* Elner ** Pokota, a stuffed lion brought to life, is Himeko's in ''Manga/GalaxyFrauleinYuna''. Debatably, also Yuna's three android doubles (who eventually can appear human).
* all of the various devices
''Manga/HimechanNoRibon'' and familiars in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. In particular:
** Arf is a wolf-dog that supports Fate.
** Everyone ''thinks'' Yuuno is one of these for Nanoha because they first met when he was in ferret form.
Erica has her sentient broomstick, Chappy.
** Friedrich, Caro's baby silver dragon.
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* Kir from ''Manga/KingOfBanditJing'' is a talking crow Most, if not all {{Mons}} shows can be seen as an inversion of this, because, let's face it, it's the ''mons'' who also serve as Jing's EquippableAlly do the dirty work and get the stuffing beaten out of them when needed.things get hairy, leaving TheKidWithTheRemoteControl as the sidekick.



* Hermes the talking motorcycle in ''LightNovel/KinosJourney''
* Chachamaru (a magic-powered gynoid) in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
** Also [[WeaselMascot Chamo]]. And Chachamaru's "sister" [[PerversePuppet Chachazero]].



* Mylene's highly-emotive Furball Guvava in Anime/{{Macross7}}
* Ryoko and her cat/rabbit thing Ryo-Ohki from ''TenchiMuyo''

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* Mylene's highly-emotive Furball Guvava in Anime/{{Macross7}}
* Ryoko
Patch (a dog), Bingo and her cat/rabbit thing Ryo-Ohki Chuchu (mice), and Papy (a bird) in ''Anime/CinderellaMonogatari''. Misha the cat starts out as one for Cinderella's stepmother, though (in contrast to Lucifer in the Disney version) she eventually crosses over to Cinderella's side.
** An earlier anime adaptation of Cinderella, the version in ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'', gives Cinderella two pigeons named Algernon and Gwendolyn.
* Mokona the... thing... in several Creator/{{CLAMP}} works, most notably ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', and ''Manga/XxxHOLiC''.
** Mokona is Mokona! Mokona (the original one
from ''TenchiMuyo''MKR, anyway), is also apparently [[spoiler:God]].
* Lili the Fata (music fairy) in ''[[Manga/KiniroNoCorda La Corda d'Oro]]''.



* Bokomon and Neemon from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''.
* [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Happy]], [[CatsAreSuperior Charle]], and [[PantheraAwesome Pantherlily]] are the sidekicks to [[IdiotHero Natsu]], [[BadassAdorable Wendy]], and [[CrazyAwesome Gajeel]] respectively from the manga/anime ''Manga/FairyTail''.
* Elner in ''Manga/GalaxyFrauleinYuna''. Debatably, also Yuna's three android doubles (who eventually can appear human).
* To some degree, Shippo in ''Manga/InuYasha''.
** And certainly Kirara/Kilala.
** Can't believe you forgot Jaken.
** Myoga too.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Stardust Crusaders'' has among the protagonists Iggy, a Boston Terrier who commands the sand-based Stand The Fool. The opposition has Pet Shop, a hawk who commands the ice-based Osiris. The two even duke it out one on one eventually. The fourth storyline (''Diamond Is Unbreakable'') has Stray Cat, a sentient cat-turned-flower with the power to launch bubbles, and the sixth (''Stone Ocean'') has Foo Fighters, ''a mass of plankton'' inhabiting dead ex-criminal Etro's body.



* Lili the Fata (music fairy) in ''[[Manga/KiniroNoCorda La Corda d'Oro]]''.
* Mokona the... thing... in several Creator/{{CLAMP}} works, most notably ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', and ''Manga/XxxHOLiC''.
** Mokona is Mokona! Mokona (the original one from MKR, anyway), is also apparently [[spoiler:God]].
* Simon has Boota, his loyal little pig-mole, in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
** While Lordgenome has [[FourStarBadass General]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Guame]] [[TheDragon The Immovable]]; who first filled almost exactly the same role and later evolved (literally) into a more direct sidekick role.
* Meowth of the Team Rocket trio in the Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime (though he's an equal member of the group more than a sidekick).

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* Lili the Fata (music fairy) in ''[[Manga/KiniroNoCorda La Corda d'Oro]]''.
* Mokona the... thing... in several Creator/{{CLAMP}} works, most notably ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', and ''Manga/XxxHOLiC''.
** Mokona is Mokona! Mokona (the original one
Kir from MKR, anyway), ''Manga/KingOfBanditJing'' is a talking crow who also apparently [[spoiler:God]].
serve as Jing's EquippableAlly when needed.
* Simon has Boota, his loyal little pig-mole, Hermes the talking motorcycle in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
''LightNovel/KinosJourney''.
* Mylene's highly-emotive Furball Guvava in ''Anime/{{Macross7}}''.
* All of the various devices and familiars in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. In particular:
** While Lordgenome has [[FourStarBadass General]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Guame]] [[TheDragon The Immovable]]; who Arf is a wolf-dog that supports Fate.
** Everyone ''thinks'' Yuuno is one of these for Nanoha because they
first filled almost exactly the same role and later evolved (literally) into a more direct sidekick role.
met when he was in ferret form.
** Friedrich, Caro's baby silver dragon.
* Chachamaru (a magic-powered gynoid) in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
** Also [[WeaselMascot Chamo]]. And Chachamaru's "sister" [[PerversePuppet Chachazero]].
* Princess Nausicaa's "fox squirrel" Teto in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
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Meowth of the Team Rocket trio in the Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime (though he's an equal member of the group more than a sidekick).



*** Others include Togepi for Misty (until it gets released later), Piplup for Dawn, Axew for Iris, and Pansage for Cilan.
* Pokota, a stuffed lion brought to life, is Himeko's in ''Manga/HimechanNoRibon'' and Erica has her sentient broomstick, Chappy.
* [[PronounTrouble Lord/Lady]] Belbel in ''Manga/ThereBeyondTheBeyond'' is a rabbit-like creature who accompanies the heroes in [[ViewerGenderConfusion his/her]] capacity as a magician.
* Patch (a dog), Bingo and Chuchu (mice), and Papy (a bird) in ''Anime/CinderellaMonogatari''. Misha the cat starts out as one for Cinderella's stepmother, though (in contrast to Lucifer in the Disney version) she eventually crosses over to Cinderella's side.
** An earlier anime adaptation of Cinderella, the version in ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'', gives Cinderella two pigeons named Algernon and Gwendolyn.

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*** ** Others include Togepi for Misty (until it gets released later), Piplup for Dawn, Axew for Iris, and Pansage for Cilan.
* Pokota, a stuffed lion brought to life, is Himeko's in ''Manga/HimechanNoRibon'' and Erica has her sentient broomstick, Chappy.
* [[PronounTrouble Lord/Lady]] Belbel in ''Manga/ThereBeyondTheBeyond'' is a rabbit-like creature who accompanies the heroes in [[ViewerGenderConfusion his/her]] capacity as a magician.
* Patch (a dog), Bingo and Chuchu (mice), and Papy (a bird) in ''Anime/CinderellaMonogatari''. Misha the cat starts out as one for Cinderella's stepmother, though (in contrast to Lucifer in the Disney version) she eventually crosses over to Cinderella's side.
** An earlier anime adaptation of Cinderella, the version in ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'', gives Cinderella two pigeons named Algernon and Gwendolyn.
Cilan.



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Stardust Crusaders'' has among the protagonists Iggy, a Boston Terrier who commands the sand-based Stand The Fool. The opposition has Pet Shop, a hawk who commands the ice-based Osiris. The two even duke it out one on one eventually. The fourth storyline (''Diamond Is Unbreakable'') has Stray Cat, a sentient cat-turned-flower with the power to launch bubbles, and the sixth (''Stone Ocean'') has Foo Fighters, ''a mass of plankton'' inhabiting dead ex-criminal Etro's body.



* To a certain extent Mokkun in Shonen Onmyouji counts as this.

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* To a certain extent Mokkun The Battle Spiders from the ''Anime/SpiderRiders'' anime of course.
* Ryoko and her cat/rabbit thing Ryo-Ohki from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''.
* Simon has Boota, his loyal little pig-mole,
in Shonen Onmyouji counts ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
** While Lordgenome has [[FourStarBadass General]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Guame]] [[TheDragon The Immovable]]; who first filled almost exactly the same role and later evolved (literally) into a more direct sidekick role.
* [[PronounTrouble Lord/Lady]] Belbel in ''Manga/ThereBeyondTheBeyond'' is a rabbit-like creature who accompanies the heroes in [[ViewerGenderConfusion his/her]] capacity
as this.a magician.


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* ''Creator/HayaoMiyazaki''
** The, already quoted above, "fox squirrel" Teto in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.
** Jiji the black cat in ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService''.
** The transfigured "mouse" and "humming bird" from ''Anime/SpiritedAway''.
31st Dec '15 3:37:08 AM Arivne
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* Bandit from ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''. Bandit from ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''.is the Quests' TeamPet dog. He gets Jonny into trouble as often as he gets him out of trouble.
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