13 Nerdy Sidekicks Who Are Hotter Than Their Hero Best Friends

Their days of riding in the sidecar are over. Or maybe not, because sidecars are pretty great.

1. Wash from Firefly and Serenity.

Dream date: He meets you in the kitchen for some sweetened protein rations, and then you make sexy shadow puppets until the ship’s engine inevitably breaks.

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2. Giles from Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Dream date: He takes you to a Halloween party and tells you the Pagan origin of all the different foods, games, and costumes.

3. Neville from Harry Potter.

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Dream date: He gives you some one-on-one Herbology tutoring, and then he shows you the secret to summoning the Sword of Gryffindorm, knowimean?

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4. C3PO from Star Wars

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Dream date: He lets you oil his joints while he talks dirty to you in over six million forms of communication.

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5. Dwight from The Office.

Dream date: He fixes the water pressure in your shower, makes you a beet salad, and watches Antiques Roadshow with you as you hold hands.

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6. John Watson from Sherlock.

Dream date: He invites you over to 221B Baker Street and cooks you dinner. Then Sherlock comes home, and the two of you get into a slap-fight over who’s prettier.

7. Spock from Star Trek.

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Dream date: He beams you up, Scotty.

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8. Niles from Frasier.

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Dream date: You eat a fancy French dinner, have a glass of Sherry, and then he reads you Kant in bed.

9. Beaker from The Muppets.

Dream date: You just have all sorts of crazy sex.

10. Q from Skyfall.

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Dream date: He picks you up for brunch in a tricked-out helicopter that he designed himself. He then uses his watch to trip the restaurant’s fire alarm so you have the whole place to yourselves.

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11. Bruce Banner from The Avengers.

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Dream date: He takes you to his favorite Bikram Yoga studio in Brooklyn and then to a local bar for Trivia Night. He tries not to get too upset when his teammates get questions wrong.

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12. Michael Bolton from Office Space.

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Dream date: He takes you out for coffee at Chotchkie’s, and you talk about how awesome Superman II is. On the ride home, he spits some mad rhymes.

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13. Egon from Ghostbusters.

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Dream date: After a dinner of Twinkies, he shows you his vast collection of spores, molds, and fungus. He then lets you try on his Proton Pack and asks if you’d want to, you know, cross streams.

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