These days, it seems to be all the rage to pit teenagers against one another in battles to their inevitable doom. From The Hunger Games to Avengers arena, with stops at Battle Royale along the way (or possibly ripping off Battle Royale the entire time?) we see our youthful protagonists killing one another in various interesting ways. Given the tradition in super comics of the kid sidekick, it leads us to interesting extrapolations and today’s homicidal query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that the combination of Damian Wayne and The Boy King sounds unbeatable, asking: Who would be your pick to win an all out battle royale between comic book kids sidekicks of all realities?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. TheWolverine
    January 31, 2015 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    Since you said from all realities, I think a good combo would be Bucky Barnes & the original Robin (Dick Grayson).

  2. Alisha
    January 31, 2015 at 1:53 pm — Reply

    Would Gwen Tennyson count? She’s a little less sidekick and more of a partner in fighting evil, but between her intelligence, skill with magics and being part Anodite (a spiffy alien race that can manipulate energies, magics, etc. that her grandmother was a member of the species), she can be pretty formidable if she wants to be. I could imagine her going toe to toe with the likes of technically more powerful characters or those that may have more fighting skills and outwitting them, even those who are trained to be as analytical as Robin or those with more potent magics like Raven or Zatanna.

    However, I do think most incarnations of Robin could win simply because they are usually quite analytical and quick studies of their opponents. I could easily see Dick Grayson or Tim Drake using their wits to bring down those who have superhuman powers almost as easily as those without.

  3. Kirby
    January 31, 2015 at 9:02 pm — Reply

    Jimmy Olsen, because he’s been a Giant Turtle, a Legionnaire, a werewolf, and yet despite all the weird crap he still survives. The one constant in the DCU, Jimmy Olsen lives.

  4. January 31, 2015 at 11:40 pm — Reply

    Kid Miracleman. The power of Shazam with the conscience of Lex Luthor, be afraid, be very afraid.

  5. Robbie
    February 1, 2015 at 12:07 am — Reply

    I think the combo of Brain from Inspector Gadget and that Cat from Hong Kong Phooey would be nigh-unstoppable.

  6. litanyofthieves
    February 1, 2015 at 12:36 am — Reply

    Donna Noble from Doctor Who. She’d either glare all the other sidekicks to death or have them laughing so hard they’d literally bust a gut.

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