Superhero sidekicks provide a lighter backdrop to the mission of superheroes. Sometimes they are the reason why superheroes survive in their individual timelines and crossovers. No matter how dark and brooding superheroes are, sidekicks have been brighter and positive about their roles. They act as a security shield for superheroes, but sometimes they are disastrous and become a thorn in a flesh. So let’s get to the nucleus of what we want to communicate. Here are five popular sidekicks who troubled superheroes rather doing good.
Created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, Speedy is the sidekick of Green Arrow who the first app read in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941. Also dubbed as Roy Harper, Speedy was adopted by Oliver Green after he was brought up by a medicine chief of Navajo. He appeared as the alter-ego of Thea, Oliver Queen’s sister, in ‘Arrow’.In 1971, during DC’s anti-drug campaign, Green Arrow and Hal caught him sucking up some joints.Obviously, readers didn’t like this.
2. Hydra Bob
Created by Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown, Hydra Bob is a sidekick of Deadpool who first appeared in Cable & Deadpool #38 in 2007. Fans may love him, but he is a useless sidekick. During his first appearance, Bob helped Deadpool to escape a Hydra base in a jet. Well, what could be worse? He does know how to fly! And during a fight with Tiger Shark, he mistakenly dropped his weapons into water.