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Who Are the Most Iconic Sidekicks in History?

Take a look at these famous sidekicks from comics, television, games, and more.

Throughout the history of entertainment, there's been a lot of memorable heroes and villains, but what motivates those people to do their job of saving or ruining the day? Obviously it's the sidekicks. Many great characters have sidekicks, but who are the most iconic ones? Morphsuits put together this infographic showing off sidekicks from books and video games and everything in between.

Who is your favorite sidekick?

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Robin, not even close.

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There are a lot of these I would not consider a sidekick, but a partner.

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Oh not Infographic again, the same guys that said Wolverine's claws can be broken by other adamantium just by going from that damn movie and not reading a comic, dont listen to these people.

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Yeah! He was the best part of Home Improvement!

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Scooby.

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Pff ash is pikachu side kick

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Ed McMahon to Johny Carson

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Oh not Infographic again, the same guys that said Wolverine's claws can be broken by other adamantium just by going from that damn movie and not reading a comic, dont listen to these people.

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Scooby Doo isn't on this list? Heresy!

Also some of these I think are partners, not sidekicks. J was not a sidekick, neither was Buzz Lightyear.

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Robin

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Darth Vader, as Palpatines sidekick has got to be the most famous

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Defenitely Robin. No contest

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They got that backwards with Han and Chewie. Chewbacca is the main character and Han Solo is his co-pilot/translator.

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There are a lot of these I would not consider a sidekick, but a partner.

Especially Spock.

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not seeing R2-D2

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No Cap and Bucky?

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Batman and Robin by a land slide. When people talk about team ups an partners you will always hear Batman and Robin.

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Robin and Scooby (who isn't even on the list). I wouldn't consider Buzz a sidekick to Woody at all.

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Everyone forgets The Tick's sidekick, Arthur? What about The Brain's sidekick, Pinky?

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@tensor said:

Batman and Robin by a land slide. When people talk about team ups an partners you will always hear Batman and Robin.

I agree, though I'd put Luigi up there is well. after all they are called the Super Mario Brothers. Robin and Luigi for top pick.

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Wouldn't call most of these sidekicks.

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It's Robin, his name is honestly synonymous with sidekick at this point.

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Like others said, Buzz wasn't really a sidekick, more like a co-pilot. He had his own cartoon show. To some people he's more popular than Woody.

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Wtf? Buzz is not no damn sidekick.

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@diannah said:

Everyone forgets The Tick's sidekick, Arthur? What about The Brain's sidekick, Pinky?

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Robin, but Definitely Robin, but no Bucky love?

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Wouldn't call most of these sidekicks.

Agreed.

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It's weird Bucky isn't here

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Sweet list though I agree, where's Arthur and Pinky?

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100% Robin.

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Absolutely Robin. All of them lol.

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Was it really that hard for the designers to give them facial features?

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@idontlikebirds: I agree many of these characters are not side kicks. How is agent j from MIB a side kick? When's he's played by the bigger star? Buzz isn't a sidekick either. Really Sam isn't a sidekick, Lugui and Mario are brothers that's not a sidekick.

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Wilson>>>all

Yeah! He was the best part of Home Improvement!

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Robin!!

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No Cap and Bucky?

Bucky isn't that iconic.

Yet Donkey is... ?

You got me there, bud.

Lol Yeah, well most of these choices seem to be here less for the "iconic" status and more so for simply their popularity. And then there are some that are just random.

As for Bucky's iconic status, while I can't say he's iconic in the same way that Robin is, Bucky does play a huge role on Marvel's reasoning behind why we don't see teenage sidekicks in the MU like we do in DC. So even if he isn't as well known, Bucky still had a huge impact on the Marvel Universe and in my opinion makes him more iconic than some of the characters on this list.

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