10 movie and TV sidekicks who are way cooler than the leads

We love Chris Pratt as Star-Lord just as much as the next person, but with all the “Guardians of the Galaxy” promotion going on this week it’s hard not to focus one’s attention on the even-more-intriguing supporting members of the team like Groot, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and, of course, Rocket Raccoon. With that in mind, we put together a list of ten other amazing movie and TV sidekicks from years past that actually usurped the characters they were supposed to be supporting – from those lovable “Star Wars” ‘bots R2-D2 and C-3PO to the irrepressible girl genius Penny on “Inspector Gadget.” Check out all our picks in the gallery below, then let us know which is your favorite in the poll further down.

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