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 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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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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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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#2 on The Greatest Robin Versions Of All Time

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Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sidekicks in Comics
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AKA Robin, then later the Red Hood

Sidekick of: Batman

Picking up the mantle after Dick Grayson became Nightwing, Todd was at first loved by fans, but that quickly turned to hatred. He was killed by a 1-900 number vote. The Joker clubbed him to death with a crowbar and then blew him up. But don't worry; he came back decades later as a violent vigilante, The Red Hood.

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#34 on The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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