I figure every superhero needs a brilliant inventor. I’ve got that much to aspire to. I’m the geeky sidekick. Yay.
~ Danny Dufresne

A Sidekick is the partner and/or companion of a hero. They are the opposites of Henchmen, Pawns and Minions, who frequently work for villains. Usually, when the sidekick gets bored of their job or feels like their partner doesn't treat them well, they go off to start their own life as a hero.