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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.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword star Charlie Hunnam wants a second chance to be on Game of Thrones, after he said he turned down his last offer to guest on the show. I'm hoping GoT reconsiders because all I want is to see King Arthur show up in Westeros for no damn reason, even if it doesn't make sense in any world.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword isn't really about King Arthur. It's more the origin story of a boy named Arthur, one who will eventually become a king. So it's fitting that the best parts of the film have nothing to do with swords, kingdoms, knights, or anything like that. King Arthur is primarily a medieval gangster film, and that's when the movie is at its best.

Adaptations of King Arthur stories are evergreen, but it looks like the coming months will be a boom time for projects inspired by the legend. There's Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, due in March; Transformers: The Last Knight, due in June; and a just-announced new Fox show titled Camelot, an adaptation set in modern New York City and which is utterly bananas.