The Villain's Sidekick is an essential archetype for any Disney rip-off. This article used to be split into two sections, the "Diablo type" and "Iago type", but it became apparent that most Disney rip-offs only use the "Iago type" of villain sidekick. Why this is is probably a combination of the success of Iago in Aladdin, and how Disney rip-offs can't ever have a truly threatening villain.

Examples in Disney rip-offs: