All Hail the Conquering Sidekick!

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Everyone loves heroes. They protect us. They save the world from the super villains, aliens, supernatural evil, etc. etc. However, there are times that even the hero needs some help. No one can save everyone all the time by themselves.

That is where the trusty sidekick comes in to play. Sidekicks play an important role: they help their heroes, they train with them, they keep them grounded. Sometimes they even save the hero, and sometimes they save the world. At times, a sidekicks will even eclipse the hero, eventually coming into their own and crafting their own identity.

Here, we acknowledge the best of the Number 2s with our list of the Top 13 Sidekicks of all time…

About the author


Kim Sorensen is the Comics Editor of Geek Speak Magazine. She's been an avid fan since she stole her older brothers' X-Men comics in childhood. She is on a quest to discover the island of Themyscira, and develop psychic powers. If you know the answers to either of these pursuits please let her know on Twitter: @mskimsorensen.