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VeronicaWakefield
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12:39:54 PM Jun 20th 2013
edited by 216.99.32.45
This has seriously turned into "any series with sidekick or deuteragonist," which borders on People Sit on Chairs. Even the page quote doesn't fit the trope description (which specifies a Bildungsroman where the entry of something into the protagonist's life triggers growth and development to maturity).
leo235
02:14:31 AM Nov 21st 2014
edited by 92.224.72.200
yes and I think its because there is an important aspect in almost all examples that is missing in the description:

The X is usually extremely powerful.

Also the X is often externally tied to the character (living in his pokeball, toothless cant fly without the boy, he is the terminators mission).

Also its often a love cripple in that it can pretty much only love others, has no bad feelings or is subject to a trope like Because You Were Nice to Me

I think these aspects are critical to the concept of most of the examples and what makes them work emotionally.

edit: I have since realized, that what I described there is probably more of a subtrope. What this article needs then is more actual subtropes and references to them.
Larkmarn
07:44:42 AM Nov 21st 2014
Yeah.

I pulled a ZCE from Owl City saying he's "A Boy And His Synthesizer" which... doesn't sound right.
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