Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Sidekick Reassignment

Oh, dear! I dropped all my heroes and sidekicks and now they are all out of order. I'll have to reorganize them. Let's see...

Hm. Dick Grayson. "Robin".  Wears a red, green, and yellow costume.  Laughing daredevil.  Named after "Robin Hood",

Often stranded.

Okay; that's easy, then.  He's the perfect sidekick for ....


Green Arrow.

Lessee... Arsenal?  Troubled past; brooding; monochromatic.  Uses everything as a weapon.
Had an illegitimate child.


Okay clearly then he goes with...

"You'll know you failed this city the second you see me."

Batman



10 comments:

Joshua Roots said...

Great post. Exactly what I'd expect from my sidekick!

Arynne said...

Wasn't there some sort of joke in Teen Titans about how Kid Flash wanted to be codenamed "Speedy" but that one was taken, while Speedy wanted to be called "Robin" but that one was taken...?

Anonymous said...

Arynne - I hope that's canon. I like to think they both glared at Dick Grayson, who said: "don't look at me, I wanted to be called Aquaman."

Two jokes for you:

1) A grasshopper walks into a bar. The bartender says "you know we've got a drink named after you", and the grasshopper says, "what, you've got a drink named Steve?"

2) Batman walks into a bar. The bartender says "you know we've got a drink named after you", and Batman says, "what, you've got a drink named Bruce Wayne? ... oh crap."

cybrid said...

There was a Hembeck strip (remember those?) in which Green Arrow asked the Flash how it was that he (Green Arrow) got a sidekick named "Speedy" when the Flash didn't.

The Flash: Because if *you* had a sidekick named "Kid Flash," it'd *really* be silly, wouldn't it?"

The Flash walks away.

Green Arrow: "Oh."


Redforce said...

Red, yellow, and green costume? Laughing young daredevil? Sensational Character Find of 1940?
I thought for a second you were going to pair up Robin with Vibe...

Bryan L said...

So who gets the monkey? Bat-monkey? Arrow-monkey? Never mind, I answered my own question. I need a Bat-monkey RIGHT NOW.

Cameron Vale said...

Also, how did this obviously dark and evil "Batman" character fall into the jumble of heroes and sidekicks?

Redforce said...

Oh, I know- Vibe should have a sidekick names Trembles! He can be a wiry, nervous, shaky little Puerto Rican kid who accidentally causes minor earth tremors. Paco takes under his wing to train him in the use of his powers and to have more joie de vivre.

Scipio said...

Cameron. I think some outcast Marvel writer created him when picked by DC, and aped him off of Midnighter.

Pete Rooth said...

So who gets stuck with Aqualad?