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    Sidekicks, Supers, and other 'Good Guys' 

Eric Needles
The main character, who was adopted by Maxum Man and has to constantly cover for his Super's mysterious disappearance while trying to become a better sidekick.

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Trevor Troublemeyer
Eric's friend, who isn't the brightest in the Sidekick academy.

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Vana Glama
Eric's (one-sided) love interest.

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Kitty Ko
Vana's friend, who has a secret crush on Eric that she's terrible at hiding (yet constantly succeeds).

Tropes associated with Kitty:

  • Asian and Nerdy: She's Asian, and incredibly smart and good with technology.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not flirt with Eric unless you want to see her angry.
    • Cats in danger are the only thing that can divert her attention away from Eric.
  • Catchphrase: Whenever she does something disturbing that happens to be related to her crush, Eric, he says "What?", and she responds "What?" back.
  • The Chick: Her kindness is generally the only thing that keeps Eric, Trevor and Vana from killing each other, though she also doubles as The Smart Girl as a result of her tech skills.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: If you're a girl, making any romantic advances towards Eric is likely to earn you her ire. Targets for her wrath include Vana (under the effects of the Ga-Ga goggles) and Mandy (who she would later warm up to).
  • Conveniently an Orphan: It is unknown what happened to Kitty's real family but according to some fans, her family may have abandoned her when she was a baby or died either by being killed or of natural causes.
  • Cool Loser: Very cute and smart, but not particularly popular.
  • Girl Posse: For Vana.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Vana.
  • Informed Flaw: According to the promotional materials, she apparently has a Friend Versus Lover rivalry with Trevor regarding Eric. Not only does this not come up in the show itself, the two actually get along perfectly well.
  • Jerkass Ball: Despite having a crush on Eric and being one of the nicest characters in the series, she's perfectly happy to gang up on him with Trevor and Vana and is willing to insult, mock or even beat him up during those moments.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She loves cats and is one of the nicest characters in the show.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • She really, really likes cats.
    • Her last name is a Chinese and Korean term for "high" referring to her high personality.
  • Morality Chain: She plays this role for Eric in certain episodes like "The Henchman Challenge", where she disapproves of the team's cheating (despite their lack of other options) and manages to guilt-trip Eric into using proper strategies instead.
  • Nice Girl: She's perhaps the nicest character in the show, Yandere-like obsession with Eric notwithstanding.
  • The Smart Girl: She's the smartest of the group, and often aids the team with her own inventions.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Her most defining trait is her obsession with Eric, though she's also chased after Joshua Sideburns and Alan Amazing whenever they show up.
  • Yandere: She repeatedly tried to kill Mandy after discovering that she was dating Eric, though Mandy wound up having to save her when each trap backfired. She later warms up to Mandy, though she's still quite jealous regardless.

Maxum Brain

Maxum Man's computer, and the guardian of Eric while Maxim Man is gone.

Tropes associated with Maxum Brain:

  • Abusive Parents: He's perfectly capable of being verbally abusive to Eric, such as telling him he was always meant to be a clown (Eric was dressed as one) in "Halloweenie" or revealing he had always wanted Vana to be Maxum Man's sidekick instead in "The Short List". He's also tried to kill Eric with his sawblade hands on more than one occasion.
  • Big Good
  • Bollywood Nerd: Maxum Brain has an Indian Accent.
  • The Mentor
  • The Smart Guy: On occasions where he's joined up with the main team, he often provides rational guidence as a result of being both a robot and the only adult.
  • Surrounded by Idiots

Maxum Man

The Super that adopted Eric and suddenly disappeared.

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Golly Gee Kid

Maxum Man's former sidekick, who is now the school janitor.

Professor Pamplemoose

The cruel-hearted headmaster of the Sidekick Academy, a teacher at said Academy, and arch nemesis of Trevor's father.

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Alan Amazing

The most popular and handsome student at the Sidekick Academy.

    Major and Not-So-Major Villains 

Mr. Troublemeyer/Master XOX

Trevor's dad turned super villain.

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Drillum Shakesbread

A unicorn-like creature who made Eric look like a fool in a school play.

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Mandy Struction

The youngest member of "The Destructions", a family of villains (later anti-heroes). She has feelings for Eric, but her parents forbid her from pursuing relationships with Good Guys.

Sensei Jimmy:

A Sidefu master that made Eric look like a fool in a Sidefu tournament.

Tropes associated with Sensei Jimmy:

  • The Dragon
  • Killed Offscreen: According to Eric's in-character YouTube channel, Jimmy died of old age at some point after his debut in "Everybody is Side-Fu Fighting", explaining why he has made no subsequent appearances since then.
  • One-Shot Character: Only had one appearance.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Pamplemoose.


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