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15th May '17 10:20:23 AM thatother1dude
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* Averted entirely in ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'', where Phooey's sidekick Spot is way more often than not the one to defeat the villain. The twist in the trope being that Spot allows Phooey to get all the credit for his heroics, giving Phooey one advantage: A powerful reputation.
8th Dec '16 6:48:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* During one episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' the [[ThisLoserIsYou sidekick Ron Stoppable]] got this incredible [[IKnowKarate Mystical Monkey Power Kung Fu]] that made him kick ass while having a BadAss BattleAura. Yet he forgot about the power before the next episode, so he could stay as the bumbling. It was even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when some mooks wondered if he isn't supposed to have this Mystical Monkey Power Kung Fu. Except for in The First Movie and The GrandFinale, where he proved to be more of a hero than Kim Possible...

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* During one episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' the [[ThisLoserIsYou sidekick Ron Stoppable]] got this incredible [[IKnowKarate Mystical Monkey Power Kung Fu]] that made him kick ass while having a BadAss badass BattleAura. Yet he forgot about the power before the next episode, so he could stay as the bumbling. It was even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when some mooks wondered if he isn't supposed to have this Mystical Monkey Power Kung Fu. Except for in The First Movie and The GrandFinale, where he proved to be more of a hero than Kim Possible...
19th Jun '16 2:07:02 AM Oracle82
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* {{Enforced|Trope}} in ''Film/SkyHigh''. A coach ''decides'' whether you are a hero or a sidekick based on a single demonstration. One character ends up a sidekick when she points out the injustice of this and refuses to participate. [[AlmightyJanitor She's more powerful than several in the "hero" category]].

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* {{Enforced|Trope}} in ''Film/SkyHigh''.''Film/SkyHigh2005''. A coach ''decides'' whether you are a hero or a sidekick based on a single demonstration. One character ends up a sidekick when she points out the injustice of this and refuses to participate. [[AlmightyJanitor She's more powerful than several in the "hero" category]].



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26th Dec '15 9:13:49 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{Superman}}. Comicbook/JimmyOlsen + TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks = [[http://www.superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=996%3Athe-jimmy-olsen-drinking-game&Itemid=24#content Superdickery]] [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=998%3Asupermans-kid-brother&Itemid=24#content says]] [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=1009%3Ajimmy-the-wolfman&option=com_content&Itemid=24#content it]] [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=1222%3Athe-world-of-1000-olsens&option=com_content&Itemid=24#content better.]]
** [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Comicbook/LoisLane got the occasional [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SupermansGirlFriendLoisLane1.jpg#file temporary powers]] as well. Even [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=950%3Alois-and-lana-get-super-powers&Itemid=24#content Lana Lang]] did!

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}. Comicbook/JimmyOlsen + TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks = [[http://www.superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=996%3Athe-jimmy-olsen-drinking-game&Itemid=24#content Superdickery]] [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=998%3Asupermans-kid-brother&Itemid=24#content says]] [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=1009%3Ajimmy-the-wolfman&option=com_content&Itemid=24#content it]] [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=1222%3Athe-world-of-1000-olsens&option=com_content&Itemid=24#content better.]]
** [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Comicbook/LoisLane got the occasional [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SupermansGirlFriendLoisLane1.jpg#file temporary powers]] as well. Even [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=950%3Alois-and-lana-get-super-powers&Itemid=24#content Lana Lang]] did!
10th Jun '15 1:37:21 PM WillKeaton
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* Robin and Ming from ''Webcomic/TheWotch''. Robin most shows this in [[http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2003-08-16 a dream]]. Ming has power jealousy in season 3, because lots of her friends have powers and she's ordinary. She doesn't get powers, but she does get [[spoiler: a magical slime woman friend/familiar.]] Robin attempts to counter this by learning Martial Arts. It's helped a little.

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* Robin and Ming from ''Webcomic/TheWotch''. Robin most shows this in [[http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2003-08-16 a dream]]. dream.]] Ming has power jealousy in season 3, because lots of her friends have powers and she's ordinary. She doesn't get powers, but she does get [[spoiler: a magical slime woman friend/familiar.]] Robin attempts to counter this by learning Martial Arts. It's helped a little.
10th Jun '15 1:36:10 PM WillKeaton
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* The ComicBook/SpiderMan arc "ComicBook/SpiderIsland" had the concept of the ENTIRE city of New York hitting the glass ceiling, with Mary Jane in particular getting to play a large part in saving the day.

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* The ComicBook/SpiderMan ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' arc "ComicBook/SpiderIsland" had the concept of the ENTIRE city of New York hitting the glass ceiling, with Mary Jane in particular getting to play a large part in saving the day.
12th May '15 3:37:30 PM nombretomado
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* While Tailgunner, sidekick to [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superhero Barnstormer in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' had the same powers ([[FlyingBrick flight, super-strength, and invulnerability]]) as his heroic mentor, they were for the most part lesser versions. The single exception was his flight speed and aerobatic agility (both greater than Barnstormer's).

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* While Tailgunner, sidekick to [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superhero Barnstormer in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' had the same powers ([[FlyingBrick flight, super-strength, and invulnerability]]) as his heroic mentor, they were for the most part lesser versions. The single exception was his flight speed and aerobatic agility (both greater than Barnstormer's).
11th May '15 12:24:03 PM nombretomado
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* While Tailgunner, sidekick to [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superhero Barnstormer in the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' had the same powers ([[FlyingBrick flight, super-strength, and invulnerability]]) as his heroic mentor, they were for the most part lesser versions. The single exception was his flight speed and aerobatic agility (both greater than Barnstormer's).

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* While Tailgunner, sidekick to [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superhero Barnstormer in the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' had the same powers ([[FlyingBrick flight, super-strength, and invulnerability]]) as his heroic mentor, they were for the most part lesser versions. The single exception was his flight speed and aerobatic agility (both greater than Barnstormer's).
28th Aug '14 3:21:42 PM MasamiPhoenix
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