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18th Apr '16 3:30:47 PM DoctorCooper
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One is that the older character won't fall out of the CompetenceZone because they're under the direction of the younger hero, and thus doesn't undermine their maturity. If the relationship is close, the sidekick's more adult qualities actually fulfil some kind of parental role, which the hero might lack from having [[ParentalAbandonment no family]], without being intrusive. On the other hand, the Older Sidekick can be a non-threatening (yet incredibly appealing) fantasy object for the audience, who identifies with the main hero. A variant of this is when the younger character leads due to rank or status but requires the more experienced sidekick for advice. A typical example of this would be CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough.

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One is that the older character won't fall out of the CompetenceZone because they're under the direction of the younger hero, and thus doesn't undermine their maturity. If the relationship is close, the sidekick's more adult qualities actually fulfil fulfill some kind of parental role, which the hero might lack from having [[ParentalAbandonment no family]], without being intrusive. On the other hand, the Older Sidekick can be a non-threatening (yet incredibly appealing) fantasy object for the audience, who identifies with the main hero. A variant of this is when the younger character leads due to rank or status but requires the more experienced sidekick for advice. A typical example of this would be CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough.



** Joe Biden, Vice President to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Before him, UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson, Vice President to UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.

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** Joe Biden, UsefulNotes/JoeBiden, Vice President to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Before him, UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson, Vice President to UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.
21st Feb '16 5:01:45 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* One of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling's bookers, long time {{tag team}} specialist, and general trouble maker Gedo, became the mouth piece of company ace and Chaos head Kazuchika Okada.[[/folder]]

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* One of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling's bookers, long time {{tag team}} specialist, and general trouble maker Gedo, became the mouth piece of company ace and Chaos head Kazuchika Okada.centerpiece Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada.
* [[WrestlingMonster The Vampire]] Lord Asteroth, who despite being around the business since the 1980s sought out [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick Paul London]] for more training.
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2nd Feb '16 9:37:34 PM H2SO4
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** Likewise, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has Asami being slightly older than the titular heroine, especially when Asami is given the sidekick role in Season 3.
7th Jan '16 12:06:28 AM GottaHaveFaith
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', TheCaptain Luffy is tied (with Usopp) as the second-''youngest'' crew member, with only Chopper being younger than them. The other six Straw Hats are older--Zoro, Nami, and Sanji only a year or two older more so, but the three latest members--Robin, Franky, and Brook--so much so that they fall into IntergenerationalFriendship with the others.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', TheCaptain Luffy is tied (with Usopp) as the second-''youngest'' crew member, with only Chopper being younger than them. The other six Straw Hats are older--Zoro, older: Zoro, Nami, and Sanji only a year or two older more so, but the three latest members--Robin, Franky, and Brook--so much so that they fall into IntergenerationalFriendship with the others.
7th Jan '16 12:01:30 AM GottaHaveFaith
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', TheCaptain Luffy is tied (with Usopp) as the second-''youngest'' crew member, with only Chopper being younger than them. The other six Straw Hats are older--Zoro, Nami, and Sanji only a year or two older more so, but the three latest members--Robin, Franky, and Brook--so much so that they fall into IntergenerationalFriendship with the others.
** Also Killer to Eustass Kid, likely Silvers Rayleigh to Gol D. Roger, and possibly Ben Beckman to Shanks.
18th Dec '15 10:52:38 PM nombretomado
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* Pint-sized sixteen [[spoiler:or twenty-one]] year-old detective Johnny Garland has an older sidekick in the form of BattleButler Lenny in the game ShadowHearts: From the New World. He's also the youngest member of the party. He's not alone, either: Shania has Natan as a bodyguard, and Hilda has [[spoiler:Roger Bacon]], although the two of them would disagree on which is the sidekick.

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* Pint-sized sixteen [[spoiler:or twenty-one]] year-old detective Johnny Garland has an older sidekick in the form of BattleButler Lenny in the game ShadowHearts: From the New World.''VideoGame/ShadowHeartsFromTheNewWorld''. He's also the youngest member of the party. He's not alone, either: Shania has Natan as a bodyguard, and Hilda has [[spoiler:Roger Bacon]], although the two of them would disagree on which is the sidekick.
2nd Dec '15 7:43:01 PM SSJMagus
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** Deidara (19) and Tobi (possibly early-30's)

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** Deidara (19) and Tobi (possibly early-30's) [[spoiler:Though it turns out that Tobi [[ObfuscatingStupidity is only pretending to be the sidekick]].]]
27th Nov '15 5:56:10 PM nombretomado
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* Sid Waterman (Creator/WoodyAllen) to Sondra Pransky (ScarlettJohansson) in ''Scoop''.

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* Sid Waterman (Creator/WoodyAllen) to Sondra Pransky (ScarlettJohansson) (Creator/ScarlettJohansson) in ''Scoop''.
19th Sep '15 1:48:15 PM nombretomado
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* Rayek in ''ElfQuest'' has Ekuar, who can kick ass with a twinkle in his eye despite years of slavery, torture and mutilation at the hands of the trolls.

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* Rayek in ''ElfQuest'' ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' has Ekuar, who can kick ass with a twinkle in his eye despite years of slavery, torture and mutilation at the hands of the trolls.
18th Sep '15 3:31:40 PM StFan
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* Héctor Germán Oesterheld was a sidekick of ElEternauta at the second volume. In this case, El Eternauta is the main character, and Oesterheld is simply an AuthorAvatar of the real Oesterheld.

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* Héctor Germán Oesterheld was a sidekick of ElEternauta ''ComicBook/ElEternauta'' at the second volume. In this case, El Eternauta is the main character, and Oesterheld is simply an AuthorAvatar of the real Oesterheld.
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