10 Comic Book Sidekicks Better Than Their Mentors

The Student has become the Teacher.

DC Comics

Most people see the superhero gig as a solo affair. Most heroes start their careers in the "saving the day" business all by themselves, but at some point, the weight of it all becomes too much to bear by oneself.

Heroes will hold out as long as they can and play hard to get some time, but eventually, they all add that one accessory every comic book savior shouldn't leave home without - the sidekick.

The sidekick brings out the best in the hero they work with, helping them with managing their abilities, instilling the values of justice, and bestowing all the wisdom their mentor has to offer.

Alas, nothing lasts forever, and at some point, all things must come to an end. It's a hard pill to swallow, especially true for sidekicks as some eventually realize they are stronger than their mentors in more ways than one, and could probably even beat them in a fight.

Here are ten sidekicks that can not only make a case for superhero superiority over their mentors, but ones that could also probably do things on their own just fine.


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