Total Nerd The Best Sidekicks in Comics  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite sidekicks of all time.

Sidekicks are vital to comic book lore. Who's Batman without Robin? Cap without Bucky? Doctor Strange without that Wong guy?

Sidekicks don't get enough credit. They're in just as much, if not more, danger than the main hero. They're in all the same situations, usually with less training, and super villains don't exactly go around kidnapping heroes waiting for the sidekicks to come rescue them. Nope. Sidekicks are pure kidnap fodder. 

So we wanted to give the little guy his due here at Ranker; we want to appreciate the noble sidekick, and these are the best of the best! Vote up your favorite sidekick in comic book history. 


 
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Dick Grayson


Dick Grayson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sidekicks in Comics
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AKA Robin, then later Nightwing

Sidekick of: Batman

The original Robin, the son of acrobats, who watches the mafia kill his family and vows to avenge them. Bruce Wayne takes him in as his legal ward and trains him as Robin - The Boy Wonder.

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#5 on The 100+ Best DC Comics Heroes of All Time According to Fans

#5 on The Best Characters from Batman Comics

#1 on Complete List of Bat-Family Members, Batman Sidekicks

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2 393 VOTES

Wally West


Wally West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sidekicks in Comics
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AKA the original Kid Flash

Sidekick of: The Flash

Superspeed, agility, and all things Flash.

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#57 on The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

#13 on The 100+ Best DC Comics Heroes of All Time According to Fans

#4 on The Best Teenage Superheroes

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3 388 VOTES

Tim Drake


Tim Drake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sidekicks in Comics
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AKA Robin, Red Robin

Sidekick of: Batman

Flashback scenes revealed a young Tim Drake was also in the audience when the Graysons fell. He discovers the identity of Robin (recognizing a gymnastics move) and then deduces who Batman is and becomes the 3rd Robin when Jason Todd dies.

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#86 on The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

#19 on The 100+ Best DC Comics Heroes of All Time According to Fans

#19 on The Best Characters from Batman Comics

#4 on Complete List of Bat-Family Members, Batman Sidekicks

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Barbara Gordon


Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sidekicks in Comics
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AKA Batgirl/Batwoman, later Oracle

Sidekick of: Batman

Daughter of Commissioner Gordon, she takes up the Batgirl mantle and then later Oracle after being shot by The Joker.

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#81 on The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

#25 on The Best Members of the Justice League and JLA

#16 on The 100+ Best DC Comics Heroes of All Time According to Fans

#15 on The Best Female Comic Book Characters

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