BLASTERMIND Sidekicks

The weekly quiz celebrates the men and women who provide vital superhero back-up

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Where would a superhero be without his sidekick eh? And where would slash fiction writers be, for that matter?

There have been some classic superhero pairings over the years: Batman and Robin, Green Hornet and Kato, Superted and Spotty, Dangermouse and Penfold. But all those would be a little too easy. So instead, we have 12 slightly less well known superhero sidekicks below, and all we need you to do is name them, and tell us who they partnered. Could it be any simpler? (Well, it will be on Friday when we give you the answers).

No prizes. Not even a naff trophy. This is just for fun and bragging rights.

Usual request: Please don’t put answers in the comments section below (though feel free to use it to boast/bemoan how well/badly you’re doing) but the folks on this thread are quite happy for you to post and discuss answers if you follow the golden rule of only posting answers in invisible text (if you don’t know how ask somebody there – they’re very friendly).

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The Falcon, sidekick to Captain America (bonus point if you kew that his feathered sidekick was called Redwing)

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Woozy Winks, sideick to Plastic Man

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Bucky, sidekick to Captain America

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Aquagirl, sidekick to Aquaman

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Arthur The Moth, sidekick to The Tick

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Doiby Dickles, sidekick to Alan Scott, the first Green Lantern

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Skeets, sidekick to Booster Gold

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Jackdaw, sidekick to Captain Britain

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Speedy, sidekick to The Green Arrow

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Toro, sidekick to the original Human Torch

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Karate, sidekick to Batfink

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Another Speedy, also sidekick to The Green Arrow

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.