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** According to UnreliableNarrator Mephisto, many of the other early Kid Sidekicks during World War II were actually adult, but youthful-looking, OSS operatives wearing costumes designed to make them seem even younger. These 'sidekicks' were actually acting as handlers for the 'flag heroes', who were actually SuperSoldier candidates sent on home front missions to test their combat effectiveness.

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** According to UnreliableNarrator Mephisto, many of the other early Kid Sidekicks during World War II were actually adult, but youthful-looking, OSS operatives wearing costumes designed to make them seem even younger. These 'sidekicks' were actually acting as handlers for the 'flag heroes', these '[[CaptainPatriotic flag heroes]]', who were actually SuperSoldier candidates sent on home front missions to test their combat effectiveness.


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* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Spider-Man becomes Iron Man's sidekick, with him assisting the seasoned hero and being mentored by him on many occasions.

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* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, Spider-Man becomes Iron Man's sidekick, with him assisting the seasoned hero and being mentored by him on many occasions.


** It's tradition for the protagonist of the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' games to have a cute young girl for a sidekick. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Or Gumshoe]]. Even Edgeworth teams up with Kay Faraday... and then it gets sent up when he's helped by [[WhipItGood Franziska]] [[{{Jerkass}} von]] [[SiblingRivalry Karma]]. (who also briefly and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilariously]] becomes Phoenix's sidekick in the third game).

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** It's tradition for the protagonist of the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' games to have a cute young girl for a sidekick. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Or Gumshoe]]. Even Edgeworth teams up with Kay Faraday... and then it gets sent up when he's helped by [[WhipItGood Franziska]] [[{{Jerkass}} von]] [[SiblingRivalry Karma]]. (who also briefly and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilariously]] hilariously becomes Phoenix's sidekick in the third game).


* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Spider-Man becomes Iron Man's on-off sidekick, with him assisting the seasoned hero and being mentored by him on many occasions.

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* In the Disney pre-Marvel buy-out superhero film, SkyHigh, the students are divided abitrarily between trainee super-hero and trainee hero support (the preferred term for which "sidekick" is a derogatory nickname). As such, half the student body are technically child sidekicks, or at least student hero support. The villain's original motivation was actually anger at being assigned to hero support, despite her potent ability to spontaneously create and control super-powered gadgets.



* A feat in ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' lets you have one (who can be any of the {{Sidekick}} tropes, but guess which one is most common except among obsessive powergamers). There are also a few in the Freedom City setting, most notably Arrow (Speedy to the Bowman's ComicBook/GreenArrow, in [[LegacyCharacter several incarnations]]).

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* A feat in ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' lets has rules for a variety of minions/henchmen/sidekicks, and a popular supplement: "Hero High" gives you have one (who can be any rules for playing a whole team of the {{Sidekick}} tropes, but guess which one is most common except among obsessive powergamers).youngsters studying to transition from hero support into actual hero work. There are also a few in the Freedom City setting, most notably Arrow (Speedy to the Bowman's ComicBook/GreenArrow, in [[LegacyCharacter several incarnations]]).


* ''Series/WonderWoman'': Princess Drusilla, a.k.a. ComicBook/WonderGirl. Debra Winger was even offered her own series in the role, but she didn't find playing a [[ActionGirl superheroine]] to be a good career path. Three [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward oscar]] nominations have made it difficult to second guess her decision.

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* ''Series/WonderWoman'': Princess Drusilla, a.k.a. ComicBook/WonderGirl. ComicBook/WonderGirl played by Debra Winger was even offered her own series in the role, but she didn't find playing a [[ActionGirl superheroine]] to be a good career path. Three [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward oscar]] nominations have made it difficult to second guess her decision.Winger.

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* ''ComicBook/BratPack'' is a {{deconstruction}} of superheroes and their DysfunctionJunction of teenage sidekicks. Most of adult heroes are abusive jerks (ranging from sexual abuse to emotional abuse) and they're ruining their teen sidekicks. They're also contractually obligated to have kid sidekicks or else their sponsors won't pay them royalties. When a sidekick turns eighteen, they get a share in the royalties.

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* ''ComicBook/TheShield'': In the 1940s, the Shield had a sidekick named Dusty. Joe adopted Dusty after his father was killed by foreign agents. Dusty later teamed up with the Wizard's sidekick, Roy, as the "Boy-Buddies".


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* Miles 'Tails' Prower, sidekick of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', is of the GadgeteerGenius variety and has abilities that complement Sonic's. Later games introduced Cream the Rabbit (who has her own {{Sidekick}}, the [[{{Mon}} Chao]] named Cheese), who serves as more or less the [[DistaffCounterpart female counterpart]] to Tails (hence why they are often [[ToyShip shipped together]], despite almost never interacting). She started as a sidekick to Amy, but in ''Sonic Rush'' she acted in this capacity to Blaze. In ''Sonic Rush Adventure'', Blaze gets her own sidekick in [[LandDownUnder Marine the Raccoon]].

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* Miles 'Tails' Prower, sidekick of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'', is of the GadgeteerGenius variety and has abilities that complement Sonic's. Later games introduced Cream the Rabbit (who has her own {{Sidekick}}, the [[{{Mon}} Chao]] named Cheese), who serves as more or less the [[DistaffCounterpart female counterpart]] to Tails (hence why they are often [[ToyShip shipped together]], despite almost never interacting). She started as a sidekick to Amy, but in ''Sonic Rush'' she acted in this capacity to Blaze. In ''Sonic Rush Adventure'', Blaze gets her own sidekick in [[LandDownUnder Marine the Raccoon]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Patriot Act" when Speedy shows up, Green Arrow refers to him as "my ex-sidekick" prompting Speedy to immediately retort, "Ex-''[[InsistentTerminology partner.]]''"


%%* Franchise/ProfessorLayton gets Luke. Flora may also count.

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* The title character of ''Series/HenryDanger'' gets a job as the sidekick to the superhero Captain Man under the identity of Kid Danger.


* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] frequently serves as this to his father Homer by helping Homer with his {{Get Rich Quick Scheme}}s.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Bart Simpson]] Simpson frequently serves as this to his father Homer by helping Homer him with his {{Get Rich Quick Scheme}}s.


* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Spider-Man becomes Iron Man's on-off sidekick, with him assisting the seasoned hero and being mentored by him by him on many occasions.

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* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Spider-Man becomes Iron Man's on-off sidekick, with him assisting the seasoned hero and being mentored by him by him on many occasions.

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* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Spider-Man becomes Iron Man's on-off sidekick, with him assisting the seasoned hero and being mentored by him by him on many occasions.

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* In the words of ''WebOriginal/HowToHero'' "a child is the worst thing you can bring to a gun fight, even worse than a knife!" the guide in general is very against the concept of bringing children with you to fight supervillains.
** Despite that there's an entry on them [[https://howtohero.tumblr.com/post/166064047935/today-were-going-to-cover-a-subject-that-i here]].

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