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.
AKA Robin, then later Nightwing
Sidekick of: BatmanThe 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.
AKA the original Kid Flash
Sidekick of: The FlashSuperspeed, agility, and all things Flash.
AKA Robin, Red Robin
Sidekick of: BatmanFlashback 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.
#14 on The Best Teenage Superheroes
AKA Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes
Sidekick of: Iron ManRhodes saves Iron Man (and Tony Stark) at Saigon; Tony offers him a job as his personal pilot, which Rhodey eventually accepts. They become best friends, and eventually, he becomes War Machine.