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The Best Sidekicks in Comics 

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Updated October 16, 2019 10.7k votes 1.1k voters 54.4k views 20 items

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. 


 
Tim Drake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sidekicks in Comics
Photo:  Batman/DC Comics

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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Wally West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sidekicks in Comics
Photo:  The Flash/DC Comics

AKA the original Kid Flash

Sidekick of: The Flash

Superspeed, agility, and all things Flash.
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Barbara Gordon is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sidekicks in Comics
Photo:  Batman: A Death in the Family/DC Comics

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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