We’re all for protagonists. We love a good hero. And we’ve even been known to root for the villain (mostly villain fashion). But we’re acutely aware that none of these characters would be anywhere in their stories without their sidekicks. If you’re looking to apply for one of those coveted sidekick positions, we’ve put together a list of signs that you have what it takes:
1. You have excellent comedic timing.
Extra points for being both funny and helpful with the same thought.
2. You know right from wrong.
We all need someone to rein us in from time to time.
3. You’re a horse.
Don’t ask why. It’s just true.
4. You’re luckier than other creatures.
A little extra luck always helps.
5. You can sew.
This is a clutch skill. You’d be surprised how often it comes in handy.
6. You have an excellent sense of smell.
Call us crazy, but we’re of the minds that Prince Eric has Max’s impeccable sense of smell to thank for finding Ariel in the first place (and then again on the beach).
7. You’re adaptable.
You never know what the circumstances will be when your sidekick abilities are required.
8. You have a secret weapon.
Pixie dust = game changer (After all, the expression isn’t faith, trust, and sand from the beach.)
9. You’re willing to travel long distances to help a friend.
Bonus points for that help that involves literally dragging your friend across an ocean all in the name of true love.
10. You’re great at advice.
Okay, maybe not great all the time. But you try hard.
11. You like warm hugs.
Because who doesn’t want that around?
12. You have magical abilities.
Granting wishes equals automatic indoctrination into the sidekick club.
13. You always see the bright side of things.
Being a firefly certainly helps with this, but is not required.
14. You remember what’s important.
P.Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, anyone?
15. You can fly.
Again, we say: we have uses for this. Anyone with information on how we can acquire our own Pegasus should comment below.
16. You’re just generally loveable and make every moment more fun.
Hakuna matata FTW.
We hope these have helped you decide whether this is a viable life plan. And remember, the most important quality in a sidekick simply showing up.