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Sidekicks. Always there to lend a helping hand, or sword, or wand, as the case may be. A hero is nothing without his or her sidekick, but these companions rarely get the recognition they deserve. A few second bananas may get the spotlight on occasion -- your Robins, your Chewbaccas, your Igors -- but they all originated in comics, films, or on TV. This list is for the truly forgotten, the most overlooked of the overlooked. Here is a ranking of the top 10 best science fiction and fantasy sidekicks that originated in books.


For me, the easy answer would be Leisure Suit Larry. Oh boy, I remember having to explain to my dad why I'd written "prophylactic" on a piece of paper near our communal PC. The answer -- I wanted to look it up in the dictionary (we didn't have the internet back then). Sufficed to say, it was an awkward childhood moment. The less easy answer? Neuromancer.