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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.

By all accounts, André René Roussimoff -- better known by his stage name André the Giant -- was a kind but profoundly tormented man, plagued by both the psychological and physical pains of his gigantism, both of which worsened in the years leading up to his death at age 46.