17 Film and TV Side Characters That Steal the Show
While most shows and films have a main character, they are not always the best character. Sometimes, there is a side character who shines every time they appear on screen. Recently, u/iamharoldshipman posed a question on r/popculturechat, asking, “What side character is better than the main character?” Here are some of the top responses:
2. The Genie in Aladdin – “phenomenal cosmic power, itty bitty living space.”
3. Princess Carolyn (from Bojack Horseman) – the most efficient character on the show, delivering the best tongue twister lines.
5. Douglas Reynholm in The IT Crowd – Matt Berry’s portrayal is perfection.
6. Sister Michael from Derry Girls – her dry wit and memorable one-liners make her stand out.
7. Sydney (from The Bear) – her quietly heart-wrenching realization about aging is a standout moment.
8. Dylan O’Brien as Stiles in Teen Wolf – his personality and mannerisms captivated audiences.
9. Zuko from Avatar the Last Airbender – his character arc is one of the best ever seen.
10. Mona from Pretty Little Liars – her character is intriguing and enjoyable to watch.
11. Darius in Atlanta – his laid-back and unique perspective steals the show.
12. Chris Elliott in Scary Movie 2 – his comedic performance is unmatched.
13. Regular Sized Rudy in Bob’s Burgers – always a favorite in any episode.
14. Lincoln from Broad City – hands-down the best character on the show.
15. Alan, the unsung hero of Barbie – his presence is irreplaceable.
16. Billy, the standout Twilight character.
17. Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings – the perfect secondary character.
Do you have any side characters that outshine the main character? Let us know in the comments below!