DC Comics just conducted an online poll asking fans who they think the best sidekick is, and the results had a very clear and unanimous trend.
fans of DC Comics were asked in a poll which sidekick was the best as a main character, and the consensus was absolutely unanimous. Online polls are nothing new for comic fans. They give people the opportunity to debate who they believe to be the best or most powerful character in a tally that shows how people feel about a topic. Some questions in the past have included things like favorite heroes, favorite villains, best comic issues and a debate of who’s most powerful. DC Comics has even made an annual thing out of polls by getting fans to pick which hero they’d like to see get a new series in their Round Robin Tournament. Now, DC has released a new poll regarding some of the most overlooked part of a hero team: sidekicks.
Sidekicks have been a part of comics history for as long as the medium has been around. For every Batman or Captain America, there’s a Robin or Bucky Barnes to help them get the job done and save the day. Sidekicks give heroes someone to play off of as well as opening up the possibility for more stories as readers learn more about them than the star. There have been tons of favorites over the years, and DC took to the internet to find out who their fans considered the best.
On their Twitter, DC Comics tweeted out a simple question: “Which DC sidekick has main character energy?” Given DC’s wide range of sidekicks, this opened up the floodgates for so many possibilities since so many started out as sidekicks and ended up getting their own series, with one of the most notable being Harley Quinn. However, fans made their voices heard and it’s pretty obvious who was the winner. Nightwing, also known as Dick Grayson, was an overwhelming pick among fans. The former Robin has become a favorite for years now with constant new stories. One commenter, Kenz-chanaddressed the amazing amount of Nightwing responses by saying “I feel like saying Robin (Dick Grayson) is cheating. But I also don’t care. he’s awesome.” Take a look at just a few of the most notable responses heralding Nightwing as the best possible choice.
any answer other than Dick Grayson is wrong
— W0lfZ (@W0lfZ06) July 13, 2022
This isn’t to say though that Nightwing was the only option. In fact, there were quite a few interesting choices from other fans. Some other characters of note to get some recognition were Batgirl, Superboy, Damian Wayne, Tim Drake, Wally West and Zatanna. Even the official Twitter for the peacemaker HBO Max series got in on the fun and proclaimed that Eagly had the best main character energy. Here are just a few of the most notable choices from fans.
The only answer is Crypto. Best sidekick, best boy.
— Iron Shrike (@Iron_Shrike) July 13, 2022
Online polls like the one DC made regarding sidekicks are an amazing way to get the community to come together. As seen by the results of the hypothetical question, it’s clear that Nightwing has and always will have a strong following among DC readers for many years to come. What’s even better though is that it also showed a passionate fanbase for other sidekicks in the DC Universe. So many characters, both popular and obscure, have a following to them, and while the consensus is clear of who’s unanimously the favorite, this poll by DC Comics was a great way of showingcasing the best of the best sidekicks.
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