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* Bozzly from ''WesternAnimation/AbbyHatcherFuzzlyCatcher''.

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* Bozzly from ''WesternAnimation/AbbyHatcherFuzzlyCatcher''.''WesternAnimation/AbbyHatcher''.

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* Bozzly from ''WesternAnimation/AbbyHatcherFuzzlyCatcher''.


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* Boots the monkey from ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''.


* ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'': the main characters are elves(well Sha-ra is never specified but heavily implied to be one) and a [[PettingZooPeople winter bear]] but they all speak and act like a family. But Alk finds an [[HorseOfADifferentColor ahmel]] and they become good friends and becomens his sidekick, and only [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Alk]] can speak to it. [[spoiler: But sadly the ahmel is [[NightmareFuel eaten alive]] early in the 2nd book... but they get new ones like wolves, eagles and a dragon as the story progresses.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'': the main characters are elves(well Sha-ra is never specified but heavily implied to be one) and a [[PettingZooPeople [[FunnyAnimal winter bear]] but they all speak and act like a family. But Alk finds an [[HorseOfADifferentColor ahmel]] and they become good friends and becomens his sidekick, and only [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Alk]] can speak to it. [[spoiler: But sadly the ahmel is [[NightmareFuel eaten alive]] early in the 2nd book... but they get new ones like wolves, eagles and a dragon as the story progresses.]]


* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' features Doraemon, a robot cat from the future, who often acts as a sidekick to Nobita.

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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' features Doraemon, a robot cat from the future, who often acts as a sidekick to the human Nobita.

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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' features Doraemon, a robot cat from the future, who often acts as a sidekick to Nobita.

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* ''VideoGame/EagleIsland'' features a young man (Quill) and one of his two owls (Koji) as the protagonists on a journey to save the other owl (Ichiro).
* ''VideoGame/TheGirlAndTheRobot'': Obviously, the protagonists are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a girl and her robot friend]], which she found while trying to escape the castle. Now the two work together to escape.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/LittleAngelsTheBrightestChristmas'', Daniel is accompanied on his journey with his family's dog, Scout.


Odder than even an OddCouple, one of these guys isn't human! They might be an ordinary animal who's just a bit smarter than average, some form of TalkingAnimal, a RobotBuddy, a space alien, or even stranger, a normally inanimate object gifted with sentience or even locomotion (and sometimes [[CompanionCube not even that]]). Particularly useful when it comes to going for help, stealing keys when the BigBad has you locked up, or throwing the [=OFF=] switch on the ConveyorBeltODoom once he leaves the room.

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Odder than even an OddCouple, one of these guys isn't human! They might be an ordinary animal who's just a bit smarter than average, some form of TalkingAnimal, a RobotBuddy, a space alien, or even stranger, a normally inanimate object gifted with sentience or even locomotion (and sometimes [[CompanionCube not even that]]). Particularly useful when it comes to [[BringHelpBack going for help, help]], [[PetGetsTheKeys stealing keys when the BigBad villain has you locked up, up]], or throwing the [=OFF=] switch on the ConveyorBeltODoom once he leaves the room.



*** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': The mice, two of who perform the aforementioned key-stealing chores so well in that it's become the best-loved scene from that movie.

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*** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': The mice, two of who perform the aforementioned [[PetGetsTheKeys key-stealing chores chore]] so well in that it's become the best-loved scene from that movie.


-->-- '''Donkey''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}''

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-->-- '''Donkey''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}''
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* Most, if not all {{Mons}} shows can be seen as an inversion of this, because, let's face it, it's the ''mons'' who do the dirty work and get the stuffing beaten out of them when things get hairy, leaving TheKidWithTheRemoteControl as the sidekick.
** ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', in particular, inverts the conventions of this trope, where the {{Mons}} are {{The Chosen One}}s and the kids are actually less crucial to the in-universe situation.
*** Bokomon and Neemon from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' really carry this vibe, being unable to transform or fight while the kids themselves transform into Digimon. (Not only were they never shown to fight in the series, the card game, which is the source of attack names for many a character who didn't do any fighting in the shows, gives their attacks as "Book of Knowledge" and "Pretend Sleep," respectively. They also share "[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Escape Dash]]." Being good strictly for comic relief and occasional exposition is ''in their programming.''



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* Most, if not all {{Mons}} shows can be seen as an inversion of this, because, let's face it, it's the ''mons'' who do the dirty work and get the stuffing beaten out of them when things get hairy, leaving TheKidWithTheRemoteControl as the sidekick.
** ''{{Franchise/Digimon}}'', in particular, inverts the conventions of this trope, where the {{Mons}} are {{The Chosen One}}s and the kids are actually less crucial to the in-universe situation.
*** Bokomon and Neemon from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' really carry this vibe, being unable to transform or fight while the kids themselves transform into Digimon. (Not only were they never shown to fight in the series, the card game, which is the source of attack names for many a character who didn't do any fighting in the shows, gives their attacks as "Book of Knowledge" and "Pretend Sleep," respectively. They also share "[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Escape Dash]]." Being good strictly for comic relief and occasional exposition is ''in their programming.''



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* Chameleon Boy of the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} had Proty (best described as a shape-shifting blob of Silly Putty).

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* Chameleon Boy of the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes had Proty (best described as a shape-shifting blob of Silly Putty).



* Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction {{Fanfic/Silent Knight}}. [[spoiler:Spike and/or Twilight Sparkle are the heroes, and Chirp is the mute ''human'' sidekick. Makes ya think, don't it...?"]]

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* Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction {{Fanfic/Silent Knight}}.''Fanfic/SilentKnight''. [[spoiler:Spike and/or Twilight Sparkle are the heroes, and Chirp is the mute ''human'' sidekick. Makes ya think, don't it...?"]]]]



* Most (if not all) [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated Disney films]]human heroes and heroines have a pantheon of these (besides a sub-array of generic Adorable Woodland Critters). The only aversion is ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', which has no non-human sidekicks. Examples include:
** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'''s conscience Jiminy Cricket is considered by many to be not only the first Non Human Disney sidekick in a long line of many, but also the first wise cracking sidekick who used (what was at the time) modern humor and colloquialisms. To boot, he was also voiced by a radio star who many households at the time would've been able to distinguish: Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards. In this movie there's also Figaro and Cleo, nonhuman sidekicks to Gepetto.
** ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'': Sasha the bird, Sonja the duck, and Ivan the cat to Peter.
** ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'': Gunpowder the horse to Ichabod Crane, and Cyril Proudbottom the horse to J. Thaddeus Toad (while Mole, Water Rat and Angus [=MacBadger=] are bipedal, clothes-wearing FunnyAnimals just like Toad, Cyril is a quadrupedal, naked TalkingAnimal).
** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': The mice, two of who perform the aforementioned key-stealing chores so well in that it's become the best-loved scene from that movie.
** ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'': The March Hare to the Mad Hatter.
** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': The three good fairies to Aurora.
** ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'': Archimedes the Owl to Merlin.
** ''Disney/TheJungleBook'': Baloo, Bagheera, and the vultures to Mowgli.
** ''Disney/TheRescuers'': Both Bernard and Bianca are considered sidekicks to the human children they helped in both films. Also the Albatross brothers, the Swamp folk, Evinrude the dragonfly, and Marahute the eagle.
** ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': Gurgi.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Sebastian the crab, Flounder the fish and Scuttle the seagull. Not to mention Max the dog, though he inexplicably can't speak like the aforementioned three can.
** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': The enchanted castle appliancess, led by a clock, a teapot and a candelabra. {{Subverted}} at the end, as they are all reverted to humans under a magic spell.
** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': The Genie, Abu the monkey, and the Carpet to Aladdin. Iago the parrot joins them in the sequels after his HeelFaceTurn.
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' has Meeko the raccoon, who has his own sidekick, a hummingbird.
** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Achilles (a horse) to Phoebus, Djali (a goat) to Esmeralda, and three gargoyles to Quasimodo.
** ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Phil and Pegasus.
** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu the guardian. Also, in non-speaking roles, a lucky cricket, a horse, a dog and a falcon.
** ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Defied; Kuzco angers Bucky the squirrel, who then wakes up the local jaguar pack, and later [[SuddenlyFluentInGibberish tells]] PunchClockVillain Kronk where to find him. Also inverted with Kuzco and Pacha themselves.
** ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': Morph. Dr. Delbert Doppler and B.E.N. fit the bill as well.
** ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'': The singing frogs, Carl the robot, and Tiny the TyrannosaurusRex.
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Louis and Ray from are sort of an odd example, considering the human protagonists are also in the form of frogs during the majority of the movie.
** ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': Maximus the horse and Pascal the chameleon. Maximus was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] a Basset Hound but was changed to a horse while keeping his [[AllAnimalsAreDogs canine traits]] because it was funny.
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Olaf the talking snowman and Sven the reindeer (who is also Kristoff's adopted brother).
** ''Disney/BigHero6'': Baymax is a robot, while the rest of the eponymous team consists of humans.
** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'': [=HeiHei=] the chicken is Moana's cute (if [[TooDumbToLive dimwitted]]) animal sidekick, a point that gets lampshaded when Maui says Moana must be a [[Franchise/DisneyPrincess princess]] because she has a sidekick. Moana actually seems to only tolerate him [[TheFriendNobodyLikes at best]]. Contrary to [[AdvertisedExtra advertisements]], Pua the piglet is not actually Moana's sidekick for most of the film. He stays on the island while Moana goes sailing, and thus is only present at the very start and at the very end.
:: There's also sidekicks of the villains.Examples include[=:=]
** ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': An unnamed raven to the Evil Queen.
** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': Gideon the cat to J. Worthington "Honest John" Foulfellow the fox and the Phantom Blot-esque minions to the Coachman.
** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'': Chernabog's demons.
** ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'': The bloodhounds to [[TheGhost Man]].
** ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'': The weasels to Mr. Winkie. They reappear in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' where they serve Judge Doom.
** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': Lucifer the cat to the evil stepmother.
** ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' The Siamese cats to the film's human villain.
** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': Diablo the raven to Maleficent.
** ''Disney/TheRescuers'': Brutus and Nero to Madame Medusa from the first film, and Joanna the goanna to [[EvilPoacher Percival McLeach]] from the second.
** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'': Chief to Amos Slade.
** ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': Creeper, the Gwythaints, and the Cauldron Born to the Horned King.
** ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'': Fidget the bat to Professor Ratigan.
** ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'': Roscoe and Desoto the dobermans to Sykes.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Flotsam and Jetsam to Ursula.
** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Iago the parrot to Jafar.
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': Percy the pug to Governor Ratcliffe.
** ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Pain and Panic, the Fates, the Hydra, the Titans, and the Cyclops to Hades.
** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Hayabusa the falcon Shan Yu.
** ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': Agent Wendy Pleakley to Dr. Jumba Jookiba, and Captain Gantu to Doctor Jacques von Hamsterviel in [[WesternAnimation/LiloandStitchtheSeries the series]].
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': The Friends from the Other Side to Doctor "The Shadow Man" Facilier.
** ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'': DOR-15 to Michael "Bowler Hat Guy" Yagoobian.
** ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'': Junior the bison to Alameda Slim.

* Creator/{{Pixar}} uses this as well:
** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'': A bit of an odd case. Technically all of the protagonists are non-human, but in the ShowWithinAShow "Woody's Roundup", Bullseye the horse is this to Woody. He also serves as this to the other toy characters, since he's the only one who [[FurryConfusion isn't anthropomorphized.]]
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'': Double subversion, in that not only is the non human sidekick TheProtagonist, but he has his own small human sidekick (or psychotic delusion - you decide). Truth be told, one might argue that Linguini is Remy's non-rodent sidekick because Remy is the brains of the pair.
** ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': M-O (a cleaner robot) and the cockroach to WALL•E, a trash-compacting robot.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'': Dug and Kevin.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'': Miguel has Dante, while Imelda has Pepita.

:: The villains have them as well, naturally.[=:=]
** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': Scud the pit bull to Sid Phillips.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'': Charles Muntz's dogs.

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* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon'':
**
Most (if not all) [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated Disney films]]human of the human heroes and heroines have a pantheon of these (besides a sub-array of generic Adorable Woodland Critters). The only aversion is ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', which has no non-human sidekicks. Examples include:
** *** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'''s conscience Jiminy Cricket is considered by many to be not only the first Non Human Disney sidekick in a long line of many, but also the first wise cracking sidekick who used (what was at the time) modern humor and colloquialisms. To boot, he was also voiced by a radio star who many households at the time would've been able to distinguish: Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards. In this movie there's also Figaro and Cleo, nonhuman sidekicks to Gepetto.
** *** ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'': Sasha the bird, Sonja the duck, and Ivan the cat to Peter.
** *** ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'': Gunpowder the horse to Ichabod Crane, and Cyril Proudbottom the horse to J. Thaddeus Toad (while Mole, Water Rat and Angus [=MacBadger=] are bipedal, clothes-wearing FunnyAnimals just like Toad, Cyril is a quadrupedal, naked TalkingAnimal).
** *** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': The mice, two of who perform the aforementioned key-stealing chores so well in that it's become the best-loved scene from that movie.
** *** ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'': The March Hare to the Mad Hatter.
** *** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': The three good fairies to Aurora.
** *** ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'': Archimedes the Owl to Merlin.
** *** ''Disney/TheJungleBook'': Baloo, Bagheera, and the vultures to Mowgli.
** *** ''Disney/TheRescuers'': Both Bernard and Bianca are considered sidekicks to the human children they helped in both films. Also the Albatross brothers, the Swamp folk, Evinrude the dragonfly, and Marahute the eagle.
** *** ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': Gurgi.
** *** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Sebastian the crab, Flounder the fish and Scuttle the seagull. Not to mention Max the dog, though he inexplicably can't speak like the aforementioned three can.
** *** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': The enchanted castle appliancess, led by a clock, a teapot and a candelabra. {{Subverted}} at the end, as they are all reverted to humans under a magic spell.
** *** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': The Genie, Abu the monkey, and the Carpet to Aladdin. Iago the parrot joins them in the sequels after his HeelFaceTurn.
** *** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' has Meeko the raccoon, who has his own sidekick, a hummingbird.
** *** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Achilles (a horse) to Phoebus, Djali (a goat) to Esmeralda, and three gargoyles to Quasimodo.
** *** ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Phil and Pegasus.
** *** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu the guardian. Also, in non-speaking roles, a lucky cricket, a horse, a dog and a falcon.
** *** ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Defied; Kuzco angers Bucky the squirrel, who then wakes up the local jaguar pack, and later [[SuddenlyFluentInGibberish tells]] PunchClockVillain Kronk where to find him. Also inverted with Kuzco and Pacha themselves.
** *** ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': Morph. Dr. Delbert Doppler and B.E.N. fit the bill as well.
** *** ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'': The singing frogs, Carl the robot, and Tiny the TyrannosaurusRex.
** *** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Louis and Ray from are sort of an odd example, considering the human protagonists are also in the form of frogs during the majority of the movie.
** *** ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': Maximus the horse and Pascal the chameleon. Maximus was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] a Basset Hound but was changed to a horse while keeping his [[AllAnimalsAreDogs canine traits]] because it was funny.
** *** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Olaf the talking snowman and Sven the reindeer (who is also Kristoff's adopted brother).
** *** ''Disney/BigHero6'': Baymax is a robot, while the rest of the eponymous team consists of humans.
** *** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'': [=HeiHei=] the chicken is Moana's cute (if [[TooDumbToLive dimwitted]]) animal sidekick, a point that gets lampshaded when Maui says Moana must be a [[Franchise/DisneyPrincess princess]] because she has a sidekick. Moana actually seems to only tolerate him [[TheFriendNobodyLikes at best]]. Contrary to [[AdvertisedExtra advertisements]], Pua the piglet is not actually Moana's sidekick for most of the film. He stays on the island while Moana goes sailing, and thus is only present at the very start and at the very end.
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''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': An unnamed raven to the Evil Queen.
** *** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': Gideon the cat to J. Worthington "Honest John" Foulfellow the fox and the Phantom Blot-esque minions to the Coachman.
** *** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'': Chernabog's demons.
** *** ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'': The bloodhounds to [[TheGhost Man]].
** *** ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'': The weasels to Mr. Winkie. They reappear in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' where they serve Judge Doom.
** *** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': Lucifer the cat to the evil stepmother.
** *** ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' The Siamese cats to the film's human villain.
** *** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': Diablo the raven to Maleficent.
** *** ''Disney/TheRescuers'': Brutus and Nero to Madame Medusa from the first film, and Joanna the goanna to [[EvilPoacher Percival McLeach]] from the second.
** *** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'': Chief to Amos Slade.
** *** ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': Creeper, the Gwythaints, and the Cauldron Born to the Horned King.
** *** ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'': Fidget the bat to Professor Ratigan.
** *** ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'': Roscoe and Desoto the dobermans to Sykes.
** *** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Flotsam and Jetsam to Ursula.
** *** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Iago the parrot to Jafar.
** *** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': Percy the pug to Governor Ratcliffe.
** *** ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Pain and Panic, the Fates, the Hydra, the Titans, and the Cyclops to Hades.
** *** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Hayabusa the falcon Shan Yu.
** *** ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': Agent Wendy Pleakley to Dr. Jumba Jookiba, and Captain Gantu to Doctor Jacques von Hamsterviel in [[WesternAnimation/LiloandStitchtheSeries the series]].
** *** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': The Friends from the Other Side to Doctor "The Shadow Man" Facilier.
** *** ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'': DOR-15 to Michael "Bowler Hat Guy" Yagoobian.
** *** ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'': Junior the bison to Alameda Slim.

Slim.
* Creator/{{Pixar}} uses this as well:
''Creator/{{Pixar}}'':
** Like Disney, Pixar heroes frequently have non-human sidekicks:
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''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'': A bit of an odd case. Technically all of the protagonists are non-human, but in the ShowWithinAShow "Woody's Roundup", Bullseye the horse is this to Woody. He also serves as this to the other toy characters, since he's the only one who [[FurryConfusion isn't anthropomorphized.]]
** *** ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'': Double subversion, in that not only is the non human non-human sidekick TheProtagonist, but he has his own small human sidekick (or psychotic delusion - you decide). Truth be told, one might argue that Linguini is Remy's non-rodent sidekick because Remy is the brains of the pair.
** *** ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': M-O (a cleaner robot) and the cockroach to WALL•E, a trash-compacting robot.
** *** ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'': Dug and Kevin.
** *** ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'': Miguel has Dante, while Imelda has Pepita.

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Pepita.
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The villains have them as well, naturally.[=:=]
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''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': Scud the pit bull to Sid Phillips.
** *** ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'': Charles Muntz's dogs.
dogs.



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* Mr. Shoop's dog Wondermutt in the rather silly '80s Mark Harmon vehicle "Film/SummerSchool". Wondermutt also has (and loses), his own NHC, a severed Raggedy Andy doll head called Bob.

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* Mr. Shoop's dog Wondermutt in the rather silly '80s Mark Harmon vehicle "Film/SummerSchool".''Film/SummerSchool''. Wondermutt also has (and loses), his own NHC, a severed Raggedy Andy doll head called Bob.



* Diaval the raven in ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'' despite being transformed into a human man for a good potion of the film.

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* Diaval the raven in ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'' ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' despite being transformed into a human man for a good potion of the film.



* A number of these occur in the Creator/TamoraPierce [[Literature/TortallUniverse Tortall]] series.

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* A number of these occur in the Creator/TamoraPierce [[Literature/TortallUniverse Tortall]] ''[[Literature/TortallUniverse Tortall]]'' series.



* In Steven Brust's Literature/{{Dragaera}} books, Vlad Taltos has a jhereg familiar Loiosh, who looks like a miniature wyvern and acts as a ServileSnarker.

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* In Steven Brust's Literature/{{Dragaera}} ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' books, Vlad Taltos has a jhereg familiar Loiosh, who looks like a miniature wyvern and acts as a ServileSnarker.



* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series gives the GoldenTrio each a pet. Then there is Fawkes the phoenix, who is definitely is this for Dumbledore. Voldemort also seems to play this straight with his snake Nagini, but it's subverted when it's revealed that [[spoiler: she's a horcrux]].

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* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series gives the GoldenTrio Golden Trio each a pet. Then there is Fawkes the phoenix, who is definitely is this for Dumbledore. Voldemort also seems to play this straight with his snake Nagini, but it's subverted when it's revealed that [[spoiler: she's a horcrux]].



* Greyn from ''Literature/SecretofDragonhome'' fits this very well as a wolf. Given Melayne's power to speak to animals, he also acts as a mentor towards the end of the book.

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* Greyn from ''Literature/SecretofDragonhome'' ''Literature/SecretOfDragonhome'' fits this very well as a wolf. Given Melayne's power to speak to animals, he also acts as a mentor towards the end of the book.



* The cat Bastet in several of the early Literature/AmeliaPeabody novels, even though these are mysteries, not fantasies. She is amazingly, though not quite supernaturally, intelligent and loyal. When she eventually dies at an advanced age, other cats show up — sometimes her descendants, sometimes just adopted strays — to continue the tradition, though only her daughter comes close to her calibre. By the way, the stories mostly take place in Egypt and the cat Bastet is ''always'' referred to as "the cat Bastet," ''never'' just "Bastet," as if even the very unsuperstitious Emersons wanted to be careful that she not be mistaken for any other Bastet.
* In the Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar series, the Companions (essentially avatars of the gods or souls of previous Heralds in horse form), Firecats (former Sons of the Sun reincarnated in cat form), and the Hawkbrother's bondbirds can function as sidekicks. Some Shin'a'in may consider their battlesteeds to be this.

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* The cat Bastet in several of the early Literature/AmeliaPeabody ''Literature/AmeliaPeabody'' novels, even though these are mysteries, not fantasies. She is amazingly, though not quite supernaturally, intelligent and loyal. When she eventually dies at an advanced age, other cats show up — sometimes her descendants, sometimes just adopted strays — to continue the tradition, though only her daughter comes close to her calibre. By the way, the stories mostly take place in Egypt and the cat Bastet is ''always'' referred to as "the cat Bastet," ''never'' just "Bastet," as if even the very unsuperstitious Emersons wanted to be careful that she not be mistaken for any other Bastet.
* In the Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, the Companions (essentially avatars of the gods or souls of previous Heralds in horse form), Firecats (former Sons of the Sun reincarnated in cat form), and the Hawkbrother's bondbirds can function as sidekicks. Some Shin'a'in may consider their battlesteeds to be this.



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* In ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', Hyeon accidentally runs over a squirrel while on the way home from the [[MassSuperEmpoweringEvent empowering event]]. Out of guilt, he adopts the squirrel's child, names him Kwang, and affectionately treats him like a pet/friend.



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (specifically 3rd edition) gave several character classes some variety of animal companion as a built in feature. And any class might acquire one with proper feat selection. In 4th edition, only the Ranger class retained the option.



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* Wang Koh-San's pelican, Heoh-Heoh from ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting 3''

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* Wang Koh-San's pelican, Heoh-Heoh from ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting 3''3''.



* Your Creature in VideoGame/BlackAndWhite
* Is Boo the sidekick of [[BoisterousBruiser Minsc]] or is Minsc Boo's sidekick?
* In VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft your characters can gain up to 150 different Non-Combat or Companion pets, most of which are miniature animals that follow your character around - cats, snakes, frogs and the like. Some are machines, tame miniature monsters, or meta-game characters such as a mini-Diablo. There are rewards for collecting as many as you can. As a reverse of the trope, one non-combat pet awarded for participation in a tournament is called the Argent Squire/Argent Gruntling - which is a human or orc (depending on your faction) who will carry a flag for you and, with an expensive upgrade, act as a store, bank or mailbox.

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* Your Creature in VideoGame/BlackAndWhite
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''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite''.
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Is Boo the sidekick of [[BoisterousBruiser Minsc]] or is Minsc Boo's sidekick?
* In VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', your characters can gain up to 150 different Non-Combat or Companion pets, most of which are miniature animals that follow your character around - cats, snakes, frogs and the like. Some are machines, tame miniature monsters, or meta-game characters such as a mini-Diablo. There are rewards for collecting as many as you can. As a reverse of the trope, one non-combat pet awarded for participation in a tournament is called the Argent Squire/Argent Gruntling - which is a human or orc (depending on your faction) who will carry a flag for you and, with an expensive upgrade, act as a store, bank or mailbox.



* Plenty of these in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series

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* Plenty of these in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' seriesseries:



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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (specifically 3rd edition) gave several character classes some variety of animal companion as a built in feature. And any class might acquire one with proper feat selection. In 4th edition, only the Ranger class retained the option.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (specifically 3rd edition) gave several character classes some variety of animal companion as a built in feature. And any class might acquire one with proper feat selection. In 4th edition, only the Ranger class retained the option.The Cheat from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.
** Technically, Strong Bad is non-human but The Cheat still counts.
* Dusty from ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty''.
%%* The Bamblebee.
* Kumo from ''WebAnimation/AcedemySugoiSeiun''.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Evil Balloon towards Dave.
** Sand Snake towards Lisa.
** Chilly towards Autmn.
** Perry towards Snake.




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* ''WebOriginal/HowToHero'' has an entire entry on animal sidekicks and at various points the guide recommends using magic to grant different inanimate objects sentience for convenience (such a file cabinet if you need to escape your hideout with lots of files, or a giant magnet to follow you around and deflect bullets.)
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* Bob the Crab serves as the immoral foil to both the GM's workaholic personality, and Denise who is the voice of reason in the Las Vegas Tsunami of [[http://www.thedugs.com The Dugs]].

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* Bob the Crab serves as the immoral foil to both the GM's workaholic personality, and Denise who is the voice of reason in the Las Vegas Tsunami of [[http://www.''[[http://www.thedugs.com The Dugs]].Dugs]]''.



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* The Cheat from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.
** Technically, Strong Bad is non-human but The Cheat still counts.
* Dusty from ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty''.
* The Bamblebee.
* Kumo from ''WebAnimation/AcedemySugoiSeiun''.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Evil Balloon towards Dave.
** Sand Snake towards Lisa.
** Chilly towards Autmn.
** Perry towards Snake.

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* The Cheat from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.
** Technically, Strong Bad is non-human but The Cheat still counts.
* Dusty from ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty''.
* The Bamblebee.
* Kumo from ''WebAnimation/AcedemySugoiSeiun''.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Evil Balloon towards Dave.
** Sand Snake towards Lisa.
** Chilly towards Autmn.
** Perry towards Snake.
''WebOriginal/HowToHero'' has an entire entry on animal sidekicks and at various points the guide recommends using magic to grant different inanimate objects sentience for convenience (such a file cabinet if you need to escape your hideout with lots of files, or a giant magnet to follow you around and deflect bullets.)



* There is also "Creator/HannaBarbera"'s LOVE of this trope. You couldn't have a Hanna Barbera cartoon at one point in time without a wacky/annoying non-human sidekick. Mr. Cool (Fonz and the Happy Days Gang), Godzooky (Godzilla animated series), Doing (Mork & Mindy cartoon), Sgt. Squealy (Laverne & Shirley in the Army), Dribbles (Harlem Globetrotters) and so on and so forth.

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* There is also "Creator/HannaBarbera"'s LOVE of ''Creator/HannaBarbera'' ''loves'' this trope. You couldn't have a Hanna Barbera cartoon at one point in time without a wacky/annoying non-human sidekick. Mr. Cool (Fonz and the Happy Days Gang), Godzooky (Godzilla animated series), Doing (Mork & Mindy cartoon), Sgt. Squealy (Laverne & Shirley in the Army), Dribbles (Harlem Globetrotters) and so on and so forth.



* Every DTV {{Franchise/Barbie}} movie seem to have one.

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* Every DTV {{Franchise/Barbie}} ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' movie seem to have one.



* In two of the ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' cartoon series from the 70's, there were non-human sidekicks belonging to the "junior" superheroes. First, there was Wonderdog, sidekick to Wendy and Marvin in the original cartoon series. Then there was Gleek the monkey, sidekick to Zan and Jayna, the wonder twins.

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* In two of the ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' cartoon series from the 70's, there were non-human sidekicks belonging to the "junior" superheroes. First, there was Wonderdog, sidekick to Wendy and Marvin in the original cartoon series. Then there was Gleek the monkey, sidekick to Zan and Jayna, the wonder twins.



* Bronx in the animated series WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} is a aversion to this trope according to WordOfGod, being unable to speak and rarely showing any emotion or intellectual understanding. Within the show, it is eventually revealed that Bronx behaves no differently than any {{muggle}} of his species. Fans generally agree, and don't like the suggestion of Bronx as a 'sidekick' in the sense of this trope.

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* Bronx in the animated series WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' is a an aversion to this trope according to WordOfGod, being unable to speak and rarely showing any emotion or intellectual understanding. Within the show, it is eventually revealed that Bronx behaves no differently than any {{muggle}} of his species. Fans generally agree, and don't like the suggestion of Bronx as a 'sidekick' in the sense of this trope.



* The {{WesternAnimation/WITCH}} team's sidekick is a 'passling' called Blunk who has the natural ability to find portals.

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* The {{WesternAnimation/WITCH}} ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' team's sidekick is a 'passling' called Blunk who has the natural ability to find portals.


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->''"We're sorry, the position of annoying talking animal has already been taken!"''

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->''"We're ->''"I'm sorry, the position of annoying talking animal has already been taken!"''


** Stonston the pig and Araessa the chicken in ''Manga/YumeNoCrayonOukoku''.

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** Stonston the pig and Araessa the chicken in ''Manga/YumeNoCrayonOukoku''.''Anime/YumeNoCrayonOukoku''.


* Lili the Fata (music fairy) in ''[[Manga/KiniroNoCorda La Corda d'Oro]]''.

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* Lili the Fata (music fairy) in ''[[Manga/KiniroNoCorda ''[[VideoGame/KiniroNoCorda La Corda d'Oro]]''.



* Elner in ''Manga/GalaxyFrauleinYuna''. Debatably, also Yuna's three android doubles (who eventually can appear human).

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* Elner in ''Manga/GalaxyFrauleinYuna''.''VideoGame/GalaxyFrauleinYuna''. Debatably, also Yuna's three android doubles (who eventually can appear human).



* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' introduced Mamaha (Nakururu's falcon) and Poppy (Galford's dog). Later games added occasional others (Paku Paku, Cham Cham's monkey, for one). And then the last one let you play AS Poppy.

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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' introduced Mamaha (Nakururu's (Nakoruru's falcon) and Poppy (Galford's dog). Later games added occasional others (Paku Paku, Cham Cham's monkey, for one). And then the last one let you play AS Poppy.



** In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', you get an air spirit named Madam Flurrie who helps you [[spoiler:when you fight the Three Shadow Sirens and get her necklace back]], and a Shadow Siren named Vivian [[spoiler:who had decided to go over the MoralEventHorizon and ]]helps Mario when his identity was stolen by Dooplus. [[spoiler:But she didn't know it was him before.]] When Mario squares off with Dooplus, she runs away for three turns, then does a HeelFaceTurn to help Mario.

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** In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', you get an air spirit named Madam Flurrie who helps you [[spoiler:when you fight the Three Shadow Sirens and get her necklace back]], and a Shadow Siren named Vivian [[spoiler:who had decided to go over the MoralEventHorizon and ]]helps Mario when his identity was stolen by Dooplus.Doopliss. [[spoiler:But she didn't know it was him before.]] When Mario squares off with Dooplus, Doppliss, she runs away for three turns, then does a HeelFaceTurn to help Mario.


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** As of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', [[{{MickeyMouse}} King Mickey]] can be considered one to Riku

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** As of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', [[{{MickeyMouse}} [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse King Mickey]] can be considered one to Riku



* As the image at the top of the page shows us, ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' provides a good example in Daxter, who ironically enough, started off as a human boy before being turned into an ottsel at the beginning of the first game. [[spoiler:At the end of the third game, [[LightIsNotGood Veger]] is also turned into an ottsel, and becomes this to [[BigEater Kliever]] by force]].

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* As the image at the top of the page shows us, ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' provides a good example in Daxter, who ironically enough, started off as a human boy before being turned into an ottsel at the beginning of the first game. [[spoiler:At the end of the third game, [[LightIsNotGood Veger]] is also turned into an ottsel, and becomes this to [[BigEater Kliever]] by force]].


* Rufus, Ron's naked mole rat from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.

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* Rufus, Ron's [[AnimalsLackAttributes genitalialess]] naked mole rat from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Funny enough, Ron seems to be supposed to be Kim's sidekick, so Rufus is technically a sidekick's sidekick.

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