I think Prfnoff
makes a good point. Sidekick Ex Machina
's description does say that "[t]his is an extreme form of Hypercompetent Sidekick, in which the sidekick isn't just more competent and sensible, but is more powerful, capable, and tends to resolve the plot with little help of the protagonist." Still, I am not sure that being more competent and sensible is that different from being more powerful and capable. I might be wrong about that though.
Still, I feel like a rename is at least in order given the misuse of "Ex Machina" in the trope title. I think the name suggests "sidekick saves the day" (All Up To You
) more than "extremely powerful and competent sidekick." Plus, the trope does not have many wicks or inbounds so it should not be too tough to rename if that is what people want to do.
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edited 30th Dec '11 8:36:18 PM by LouieW
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