Awesome female sidekicks in science fiction and fantasy

While looking over "Best 'Strong Female' Fantasy Novels" and the discussion thereon, I decided that the awesome female sidekick -- the strong, competent right-hand woman without whom the hero (male or female) could do nothing -- should have a list of her own. Here it is. This list is for strong supporting characters who occupy an important space in the novel. Walk-on characters don't qualify. Also, the word "awesome" is there for a reason. These characters make useful contributions and, while they may need help once in a while, they aren't in perpetual need of rescue.
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