Pop Rocks: Supporting Characters We'd Want On Our Side In A Fight

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And he plays by the rules.
Remember that scene in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy where the crews from the various local news stations fought each other in a leisure suit battle royale? Good times.

And it got me thinking. Meteorologist Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) came in pretty handy during that scrap ("Brick killed a guy!"), leading me to wonder what other secondary/supporting cast members would be good in a scrap.

No really, it did. Why would I make something like that up?

Walter Sobchak - The Big Lebowski
He may be prone to ranting about 'Nam, or violently enforcing the rule about stepping over the foul line. And you wouldn't want him masterminding your hostage exchange, but should you happen to come across a gang of nilhists setting fire to your car, there are few better equipped to handle it.

Willow Rosenberg - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
What? I didn't say I wanted a fair fight. The most powerful witch in the Western Hemisphere, if not the world, would be a formidable ally when dealing with everything from run of the mill vamps to the First Evil itself.

Jake the Muss - Once Were Warriors
I wouldn't let him near anybody in my life I cared about, but I daresay there's no one up here or Down Under I'd rather have in a bar brawl.

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@MadMac Yes Leo from Miller's Crossing! What an awesome movie. 

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While not much comic potential, I offer for your consideration:

First, foremost, and always, my NUMBER ONE go-to guy, Raymond "Mouse" Alexander, (Devil  in a Blue Dress) He's little--hence the nickname--a little homicidal, a little amoral, and a little impatient, "Easy, I ain't got time to be tying people up. If you didn't want him dead, you shouldn't have left him with me."

Liam, "Leo" O'Bannon, (Miller's Crossing) Technically, Tom Reagan's boss but, "The old man is still an artist with a Tommy gun."

Next is a two-for

Mal Johnson, (Silverado) when asked if he wants a pistol, he hefts TWO Henry rifles, "This is all I need." Nuff said.

Paden, (Silverado) The only man in any western who like a) likes cities and b) wins a gunfight with a falling-apart zip gun, with the bad guy barreling down on him, WHILE IN HIS UNDERWEAR. Best line in the movie: "Sheriff can't you see this horse loves me?"

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