So far the sidekick is some kind of speedy steed able to carry the hero and help him with anything. He also has to be reptilian inspired, comedic and obviously with an alien twist. I recently came across the Basilisk Lizard (Jesus Christ Lizard), the way the lizard moves is incredible, its fast and able to run on water. The way the legs move in a circular motion is something quite different.
I would like to take the leg structure from this animal and incorperate it into my design.