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Five Favourite Sidekicks from TV and Movies
5. Abby Sciuto from NCIS
Abby is probably the smartest character I’ve ever seen and the coolest. Forensic scientist extraordinaire, there isn’t a case that the NCIS team would have been able to solve without her.
4. John Watson from Sherlock
Benedict Cumberbatch tends to steal the scene as Sherlock, but take a closer look. Martin Freeman as John Watson is brilliant and Sherlock needs Watson just as much as Watson needs Sherlock.
3. Rory Williams from Doctor Who
The reason this isn’t just a list of Doctor Who companions is because I don’t really consider Rose, Martha, Donna, or Amy “sidekicks.” I see them as kind of equal partners to the Doctor. Rory, on the other hand, is kind of the sidekick to both the Doctor and to Amy, but boy has he done enough on his own. Rory has ruined the lives of thousands of girls who will never have a boyfriend who is Rory Williams.
2. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter
Legitimately the coolest girl in the whole wide world. Hermione Granger is clever, powerful, loyal, brave, and self-sacrificing. Girl basically single-handedly made sure that Harry made it alive to the final battle with all the other horucruxes destroyed. I’d like someone to count the number of times Hermione saves Harry because I’m sure it’s close to a million.
1. the (Inner) Sailor Senshi from Sailor Moon
Usagi’s got the power, but it’s the Sailor Senshi who make sure that she’s got the chance to use it. The final defence for the Moon Princess, these girls are strong, smart, and brave, putting their lives on the line without a second thought. Forget sidekick: each of them is a hero in her own right.