Many of our favorite heroes have sidekicks. Batman had Robin. Tom Sawyer had Huckleberry Finn. Sherlock Holmes had Watson. And of course, Harry Potter had Ron, and to a lesser (or greater, depending on your definition) extent, Hermione. Just some food for thought: -What makes a good sidekick? -What role is the sidekick supposed to fulfill? -Why do the villains never have sidekicks and only henchmen/servants? -And (most relevant to DLP): Can Ron Weasley be considered a good sidekick? Can Hermione Granger?