->Your job, Jurgen, is to know my needs before I do.
-->-- '''Commissar Literature/CiaphasCain'''

->Collot d'Herbois, incredulous, half-contemptuous, did not altogether approve of these schemes, which seemed to him wild and uncanny; he liked the direct simplicity of a summary trial, of the guillotine, or of his own well stage-managed "Noyades." He did not feel that any ridicule or dishonour would necessarily paralyze a man in his efforts at intrigue, and would have liked to set Chauvelin's authority aside, to behead the woman upstairs and then to take his chance of capturing the man later on.
-->-- ''[[Literature/TheScarletPimpernel The Elusive Pimpernel]]'', Chapter 24


[[folder:Live-action TV]]

->'''Crow:''' So, the hero is this guy; I think it's time we faced that fact.
-->-- ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''Film/PumaMan'' about the titular hero's sidekick Vadinho.

->'''Tom Paris''' (as [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth "Captain Proton"]]): You're Constance Goodheart; [[StayInTheKitchen you're my secretary.]]\\
'''Seven of Nine:''' ''Secretary.''\\
'''Tom:''' Yeah! You tag along on all the missions. Now, I want you to [[WeNeedADistraction keep the robot occupied]] while ''I'' save Earth. Computer, run program!\\
'''Robot:''' [[AC:citizen of earth! surrender! do no resist!]]\\
'''Seven:''' I am Borg. ''(jams hand into the robot's chest, yanking out cables)'' The robot has been neutralized. [[IncrediblyLameFun May I leave now?]]
-->--''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Night"

->Al is my assistant. ''He'' assists ''me''.
-->-- A less-than-honest '''Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor''', ''Series/HomeImprovement''


[[folder:Video Games]]

->A good roadie knows that it's his job to make someone else look good, keep someone else safe, help someone else do what they were put here to do. A good roadie stays out of the spotlight; if he's doing his job right, you don't even know he was there. Once in a while, they might step on stage to fix a problem, to set something right, but then before you realize why he was there, or what he did, he's gone.
-->-- '''Eddie Riggs''', ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''



->'''Balthazar''': Opal, this is just one of the reasons why you'd make a much better general than me.\\
'''Opal''': [[LowLevelAdvantage I'm fine where I am]]. My hands are already full [[TheManBehindTheMan keeping you on a leash]]!
-->-- ''''Webcomic/BasicInstructionsBeforeLeavingEarth''''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->Tenchi is more like whomever {{Music/Madonna}} marries. Just dragged along for the ride... He's the [[{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] of anime.
-->--'''[[http://spoonyexperiment.com/tenchi-muyo/ Christopher Kinsey]]''' on ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''

->[[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin]]: Former 6-time WWF World Champion. 3-time Royal Rumble winner. [[RedBaron King of the Ring]]. Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s #1 wrestler twice. WWE Hall of Famer. 'Sheriff' of ''[[Series/WWERaw Raw]]''. Podcast host. Arguably one of the most popular wrestlers of all time. Star of movies such as ''Film/TheCondemned'', ''Film/HuntToKill'', and some other movies you’ve probably never seen. All-around badass.\\\
Creator/StevenSeagal: Martial artist. Akido instructor. 'Actor'. 'Producer'. 'Screen writer'. [[DreadfulMusician 'Musician'.]] Star of ''Steven Seagal: Lawman''. [[NapoleonDelusion Reincarnated Buddhist]]. Energy Drink sponsor. [[{{Blackshirt}} BFF with Vladimir Putin]]. Star of movies such as ''Under Siege'', ''Above the Law'', and over 25 [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD]] movies. All-around ass.
-->--'''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-maximum-conviction-fortunately-also-minimum-seagal/ "Maximum Convinction" - Fortunately Also Minimum Seagal"]]

->'''Henry''' (Vinnie Jones): Cody's right hand man, and a hell of a lot more heroic than the purported main character. At the very least, he looks like he can run from one side of a room to the other [[Creator/StevenSeagal without his heart exploding.]]
-->--'''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''' on ''Submerged'' (2005)

->Realistically, he could fly over everything in the game, go straight to Robotnik and smash him into oblivion with his invincibility. The only way Sonic could do any of this is if Tails [[TheLoad carried him around]], so who's the sidekick here?
-->-- '''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''' on [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Miles "Tails" Prower"]], [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18870_6-video-game-heroes-made-useless-by-supporting-characters.html#ixzz2wwpak2oo Cracked.com, 6 Video Game Heroes Made Useless By Supporting Characters]]''.

->It should be a great story for the Doctor as portrayed by anybody, because he gets to enjoy a reunion with the Brigadier (Creator/NicholasCourtney can usually develop chemistry with any actor in the titular role) and face a moral dilemma that any actor worth his salt would get his teeth into. In both of these instances, [[Creator/PeterDavison Davison]] lets the side down; his reaction to the Brigadier’s amnesia is one of mild annoyance where some passion might have [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan knocked the memories back into him]], and he emotes the end of episode three (‘It would mean the end of me as a Time Lord!‘) like he is telling a kid what is on the menu tonight (replace with ‘it would mean ''[[DullSurprise fingers and chips for tea tonight]]''[=‘=] and you’ll see what I mean)...Compared with the complexities that Nicholas Courtney is working into his performance, Davison's is sadly deficient.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.com/2011/09/season-twenty.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead}} "Mawdryn Undead"]]

->'''David''': Lois’s hypeman speech once Clark saves her was a) stolen from ''Film/PulpFiction'' and b) totally against the idea of Superman. AND SUPERMAN WILL STRIKE DOWN UPON THEE WITH GREAT VENGEANCE AND FURIOUS ANGER!\\
'''Chris''': That was one of the few parts of the episode [[ActuallyPrettyFunny I actually liked]]. Lois is totally the kind of girl who would quote ''Pulp Fiction'' at [[UsefulNotes/{{Amish}} the only people who wouldn’t know the reference]] just to play on their fear of the Bible. I can’t believe I’m defending this, but I do kind of like the idea that ''Smallville'' Clark just [[HenpeckedHusband totally lets Lois do whatever she wants]] once she gets going.\\
'''David''': That just seems to me a side effect of the fact that Clark basically lets '''[[ExtremeDoormat anybody]]''' do whatever they want once they get going.\\
'''Chris''': Touche.
-->--Chris Sims and David Uzumeri [[http://comicsalliance.com/smallville-recap-episode-10-6-harvest/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Harvest")


[[folder:Web Video]]

->He comes home from saving charges all day to Piper's [[HenpeckedHusband shrill, nagging voice]], and ''still'' fixes the house afterwards. And really, Leo is the only reason they're alive. He's their favorite {{deus ex machina}}: he [[HealingHands heals them]] from near-death, like, every episode; [[MrExposition gets information]] from the Elders; and [[TeleportationSpam orbs people]] wherever they want to go. They literally ''do not know what to do without him.'' How are these women the most powerful witches in the universe? '''''HOW?'''''
-->--'''Creator/AllisonPregler''' on ''{{Series/Charmed}}''[='s=] Leo Wyatt

->Travel alone... or with a [[MadeOfIron nearly immortal]] unmovable teleporting companion, which really makes you wonder why ''you'' are the hero everyone keeps talking about.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/HonestTrailers Honest Game Trailers]]''' about ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->'''Mayor Manx:''' ''That ghost means to kill me!''\\
'''Callie:''' Yes. And you're the only one who can stop him!\\
'''Mayor Manx:''' MEEE?!! Then we're ''doomed''. [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom DOOMED]] I tell you!''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Swat Kats}}'', "The Ghost Kat"