The voting period for your favorite fantasy sidekick is over, and the winner is:
WILLOW from Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
Runner-up is Ingoya Montoya, from The Princess Bride.
And because he’s cute, even though he only got one vote, I’m also gonna show you Pantalaimon:
I deliberately didn’t tell you who I voted for so I wouldn’t accidentally skew the vote. However, being a huge Buffy fan, I did in fact vote for Willow, although it was a tough call for me between her, Inigo, and Hermione. Willow is a tricky one because she had all those problems in season six that make her less than ideal as a sidekick, but when she’s at the top of her game, she’s kick ass enough that she almost crosses the line from sidekick to independent superhero in her own right. For the win, she’s a character I wouldn’t mind being friends with, and honestly, workplace dynamics are important if you’re going to save the world every day.