History HypercompetentSidekick / ComicBooks

15th May '18 1:01:10 PM DouglasFir
Is there an issue? Send a Message


---

to:

---* Jughead from ''Franchise/ArchieComics''. A lot of the time, he's implied to be a lot smarter and more sensible than Archie. He usually knows when Archie's plans aren't going to work but gets roped into them anyway.
----
7th Apr '18 11:59:32 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* For {{Deadpool}}, it's [[PlayfulHacker Weasel]] and [[NeverMessWithGranny Al]] who play this role. Weasel does pretty much everything but the actual grunt work while Al tends to provide some helpful insight in between tormenting her captor by doing things like telling him the salt is sugar (which Pool then proceeds to heap on his cereal, making for a funny spit-take).

to:

* For {{Deadpool}}, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}, it's [[PlayfulHacker Weasel]] and [[NeverMessWithGranny Al]] who play this role. Weasel does pretty much everything but the actual grunt work while Al tends to provide some helpful insight in between tormenting her captor by doing things like telling him the salt is sugar (which Pool then proceeds to heap on his cereal, making for a funny spit-take).
12th Jan '18 8:58:47 PM Mightydavidson
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Really, Fox is this to the Batman persona as well. While Bats devotes days or weeks to tracking a single mugger, assaulting him, escalating the city's general level of violence, and contaminating the evidence so they can't be actually tried for their crimes (they can't even get the JOKER into anything but mandated psych care, that's how bad Batman screws up the evidence), Fox is overseeing the money laundering, which inadvertently actually funds some poverty relief efforts in the usual evil-corporation-token-effort fashion.
30th Sep '17 3:44:13 PM morenohijazo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Wa'at Alahf, Iznogoud's henchman, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetsGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].

to:

* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Wa'at Alahf, Iznogoud's henchman, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series.henchman. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetsGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].win.
18th Aug '17 9:05:20 PM Daedalis
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, Clint Barton pretty much admits that his sidekick/partner Kate Bishop is the better [[LegacyCharacter Hawkeye]] of the two.

to:

* In Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, Clint Barton pretty much admits that his sidekick/partner Kate Bishop is the better [[LegacyCharacter Hawkeye]] of the two.two.
* Boo of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' thinks of himself as one, given that he served as interim sheriff before he was redemoted to deputy.
---
16th Mar '17 1:55:34 PM morenohijazo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'s sidekick, Dilat Larat, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetsGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win.

to:

* ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'s sidekick, Dilat Larat, ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Wa'at Alahf, Iznogoud's henchman, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetsGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win.win]].
30th Jul '16 2:29:01 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Poor, poor Arthur from ''TheTick''. Then again, he might not be ''hyper''competent, just far more competent than his boss, which isn't [[CloudCuckoolander exactly]] [[FearlessFool difficult.]]

to:

* Poor, poor Arthur from ''TheTick''.''ComicBook/TheTick''. Then again, he might not be ''hyper''competent, just far more competent than his boss, which isn't [[CloudCuckoolander exactly]] [[FearlessFool difficult.]]
1st Apr '16 2:11:23 PM ObsidianFire
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'s sidekick, Dilat Larat, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetsGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].

to:

* ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'s sidekick, Dilat Larat, is absolutely loyal to his evil master, but is otherwise a sensible and pleasant person, being much wiser than nearly everyone in the series. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetsGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].win.



* In Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, Clint Barton pretty much admits that his sidekick/partner Kate Bishop is the better [[LegacyCharacter Hawkeye]] of the two.
----

to:

* In Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, Clint Barton pretty much admits that his sidekick/partner Kate Bishop is the better [[LegacyCharacter Hawkeye]] of the two.
----
two.
6th Jan '16 10:19:09 PM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FrankMiller's ''Comicbook/TheBigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'' ([[WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot later made into an animated series]]). The titular big guy was the result of research to create an autonomous robot to protect the USA against the USSR, however while the body was functional, no one could code a proper AI for it, and thus the government converted the big guy into a piloted robot, keeping the fact that it had a human pilot rather than an AI secret. Two decades later, the corporation that built the big guy has a break-through in AI research. The trick is however that the AI can only be coded to be of a similar mentality as a child, and that it needs to learn like a child to that it can grow into the adult, soldier-like mind the US government wants. Equipped with energy weapons, Rusty, the boy robot, is paired with The Big Guy (whom he is led to believe to be a real robot, so that Rusty will try to emulate him and model himself on him). Thing is, despite being an eighth of the big guy's size, Rusty has more firepower than the big guy, only his immaturity keeps him in line and acting as sidekick to the Big Guy, whom he's supposed to replace eventually. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_ljMDJ4uk Really, the theme song says it all]].

to:

* FrankMiller's Creator/FrankMiller's ''Comicbook/TheBigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'' ([[WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot later made into an animated series]]). The titular big guy was the result of research to create an autonomous robot to protect the USA against the USSR, however while the body was functional, no one could code a proper AI for it, and thus the government converted the big guy into a piloted robot, keeping the fact that it had a human pilot rather than an AI secret. Two decades later, the corporation that built the big guy has a break-through in AI research. The trick is however that the AI can only be coded to be of a similar mentality as a child, and that it needs to learn like a child to that it can grow into the adult, soldier-like mind the US government wants. Equipped with energy weapons, Rusty, the boy robot, is paired with The Big Guy (whom he is led to believe to be a real robot, so that Rusty will try to emulate him and model himself on him). Thing is, despite being an eighth of the big guy's size, Rusty has more firepower than the big guy, only his immaturity keeps him in line and acting as sidekick to the Big Guy, whom he's supposed to replace eventually. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_ljMDJ4uk Really, the theme song says it all]].
2nd Jan '16 1:41:43 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In a notable difference to other continuities where Robotnik surrounds himself with idiots and backstabbers, his right hand man in SonicTheComic is his chief scientist [[TheIgor Grimer]], who is loyal, dedicated and professional. As well as being the primary designer of many of Robotnik's most dangerous war machines, he personally comes to Robotnik's rescue on several occasions. The only area Robotnik is more dangerous is direct combat being a GeniusBruiser where as Grimer is a NonActionGuy and can't fight without machines. His finest moment came when he was jailed after Robotnik was apparently destroyed by the Chaos Emeralds, where he [[spoiler: took control of his prison, hacked into the Kintobor computer to keep Sonic under absolute surveillance and ultimately outsmarted and outmaneuvered the heroes to find Robotnik]].
** [[spoiler:In SonicTheComicOnline he chessmasters his way into discrediting Sonic, leaving Mobius to the mob, and starting a destructive chain reaction of volcanoes before escaping to another universe. He appears near the end to gloat to Sonic, as a hologram. Badass.]]

to:

* In a notable difference to other continuities where Robotnik surrounds himself with idiots and backstabbers, his right hand man in SonicTheComic ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' is his chief scientist [[TheIgor Grimer]], who is loyal, dedicated and professional. As well as being the primary designer of many of Robotnik's most dangerous war machines, he personally comes to Robotnik's rescue on several occasions. The only area Robotnik is more dangerous is direct combat being a GeniusBruiser where as Grimer is a NonActionGuy and can't fight without machines. His finest moment came when he was jailed after Robotnik was apparently destroyed by the Chaos Emeralds, where he [[spoiler: took control of his prison, hacked into the Kintobor computer to keep Sonic under absolute surveillance and ultimately outsmarted and outmaneuvered the heroes to find Robotnik]].
** [[spoiler:In SonicTheComicOnline ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' he chessmasters his way into discrediting Sonic, leaving Mobius to the mob, and starting a destructive chain reaction of volcanoes before escaping to another universe. He appears near the end to gloat to Sonic, as a hologram. Badass.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 30. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=HypercompetentSidekick.ComicBooks