- The "Puss in Boots" character in the Dreamworks films is arguably at least as well known to 21st century youngsters as the original version who is the Trope Namer. The Dreamworks version of Puss is not really an example of the trope.
- The defintion really could be written better, and in my opinion depends too much on unexplained and in some places apparently incorrect refererences to other tropes to define this trope. If nothing else, it desperatly needs a better description.
edited 12th Jun '12 6:26:14 AM by Catbert
edited 3rd Jul '12 12:39:20 PM by KJMackley
edited 3rd Jul '12 4:31:44 PM by Xtifr
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: An underling who is basically the reason the organization runs as well as it does in the first place. The reason may be because the leader is incompetent or just that the leader isn't good with fine details, thus would not be nearly as effective without their sidekick.
- Puss in Boots: An underling who very well could be in charge if they want to but instead use their skills to boost the reputation of the leader instead. They may do it because of a fierce loyalty to the leader or simply have no ambition of their own accord. Very few Hypercompetent Sidekicks would make good leaders.
- Dragon-in-Chief: The Dragon who is more of a threat in a general sense than the Big Bad. It's not necessarily that the Big Bad is ineffectual, just that all their plans hinge on the power of The Dragon.
edited 4th Jul '12 11:28:58 AM by KJMackley
edited 5th Jul '12 4:45:20 AM by Catbert
what goes up, must come down
edited 5th Jul '12 7:56:57 AM by kundoo
edited 5th Jul '12 11:09:45 AM by KJMackley
edited 5th Jul '12 12:52:07 PM by kundoo
Alternative Titles: Puss In Boots
18th Oct '12 1:02:48 PM