In addition to being a Voice of Truth, a good sidekick can act as comic relief. Nothing like a dose of laughter to lighten the mood. Sidekicks also bring out strong qualities in main characters, even if that main character doesn’t feel so strong at a specific moment. Sidekicks also help the main characters stay grounded…going back to that Voice of Reason role.
Your Turn: If you write fiction, who is your character's sidekick? What qualities does the sidekick bring out in the character?
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