Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:
• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well
Sidekick Showcase April - silly, joker, prankster, comedic relief, outrageous, and the like.
My choice is Peregrin Took a.k.a. Pippin
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
|Peregrin Took picture created by Jaclyn Canada|
Peregrin Took, or Pippin, was a member of the Fellowship of the Ring because of his extreme loyalty. He had an insatiable curiosity and a problem with sticking his nose in where it shouldn't be. He often drove Gandalf crazy due to his lack of following rules. One of the biggest examples of this is when he stole the Palantir from Gandalf. It turned out to be a means of communication with Sauron (the big bad enemy) and Pippin was genuinely terrified of the encounter when Sauron dove into his head and asked him a lot of questions. He yelled, waking everyone up, and was caught stealing it.
Pippin is so fantastic. These mischief-makers are often my favorite side-kicks in a story. Somehow, through his carelessness, he finds a way to be a hero.
“And now leave me in peace for a bit! I don't want to answer a string of questions while I am eating. I want to think!"
"Good Heavens!" said Pippin. "At breakfast?”
“Fool of a Took!" he growled. "This is a serious journey, not a hobbit walking-party. Throw yourself in next time, and then you will be no further nuisance.”
Aragorn: Gentlemen! We do not stop 'til nightfall.
Pippin: But what about breakfast?
Aragorn: You've already had it.
Pippin: We've had one, yes. But what about second breakfast?
Merry: Don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip.
Pippin: What about elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?
Merry: I wouldn't count on it Pip.
“I will vouch for him before the seat of Denethor,' said Gandalf. 'And as for valour, that cannot be computed by stature. He has passed through more battles and perils than you have, Ingold, though you be twice his height; and he comes now from the storming of Isengard, of which we bear tidings, and great weariness is on him, or I would wake him. His name is Peregrin, a very valiant man.'
Man?' said Ingold dubiously; and the others laughed.
Man!' cried Pippin, now thoroughly roused. 'Man! Indeed not! I am a hobbit and no more valiant than I am a man, save perhaps now and again by necessity. Do not let Gandalf deceive you!”