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7th Jan '17 7:52:21 AM Willbyr
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16th Dec '16 3:56:42 PM eroock
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->''I don't know how the public accepted all these heroes' infant sidekicks. Besides the Catholic church, no other organization hires 10 year old assistants. Being a superhero is a lot like being a cop, and if we were watching Series/{{Cops}} and one of the policemen was chasing a car thief with a kid dressed up as a little cop sitting next to him, we would think that was crazy.''

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->''I ->''"I don't know how the public accepted all these heroes' infant sidekicks. Besides the Catholic church, no other organization hires 10 year old assistants. Being a superhero is a lot like being a cop, and if we were watching Series/{{Cops}} and one of the policemen was chasing a car thief with a kid dressed up as a little cop sitting next to him, we would think that was crazy.''"''
8th Dec '16 7:57:49 AM Doug86
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* In the {{backstory}} of the WhateleyUniverse, the pre-WorldWarII superhero Champion had two: Miss Champion and Champion Junior. In a ShoutOut to the way heroes age in ComicBooks, Miss Champion only aged (from then on) at about one-fourth normal, which really messed up her social life. Miss Champion is still around, and one of the important side characters of the universe.

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* In the {{backstory}} of the WhateleyUniverse, the pre-WorldWarII pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII superhero Champion had two: Miss Champion and Champion Junior. In a ShoutOut to the way heroes age in ComicBooks, Miss Champion only aged (from then on) at about one-fourth normal, which really messed up her social life. Miss Champion is still around, and one of the important side characters of the universe.
6th Dec '16 11:42:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/DocWilde'', a ''Franchise/DocSavage'' parody, has his two kids who he's been raising to be [[BadAss badasses like himself]] come up with him on his adventures.

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* ''Literature/DocWilde'', a ''Franchise/DocSavage'' parody, has his two kids who he's been raising to be [[BadAss badasses like himself]] himself come up with him on his adventures.
22nd Nov '16 3:56:47 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:300:A muscle-bound, gun-toting BadAss. And his (rather competent) kids.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:A muscle-bound, gun-toting BadAss.badass. And his (rather competent) kids.]]
28th Oct '16 8:56:58 AM Tron80
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* Okay, ComicBook/JimmyOlsen is more of a Teen Sidekick for most of his appearances, but he's still much younger than his [[{{Superman}} hero.]]

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* Okay, ComicBook/JimmyOlsen is more of a Teen Sidekick for most of his appearances, but he's still much younger than his [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} hero.]]
28th Oct '16 8:54:49 AM Tron80
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* Following the Franchise/{{Batman}} formula, other younger sidekicks to adult superheroes include [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Supergirl]], Speedy to ComicBook/GreenArrow, and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s various sidekicks, usually of the young girl type (ComicBook/KittyPryde, Rogue, X-23, Jubilee).

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* Following the Franchise/{{Batman}} formula, other younger sidekicks to adult superheroes include [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Supergirl]], Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} to Franchise/{{Superman}}, Speedy to ComicBook/GreenArrow, and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s various sidekicks, usually of the young girl type (ComicBook/KittyPryde, Rogue, X-23, Jubilee).


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* In the Silver Age, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} played it straight at the beginning, but she eventually subverted it. She was Franchise/{{Superman}}'s sidekick and emergency secret weapon while he was training her, but when he revealed her existence to the world, he made clear that she was his partner. Before that, in ''Action Comics #288'', Kara becomes invulnerable to Kryptonite for a while, and Superman seriously regards her as superior to him, and wonders if he should become ''her'' sidekick. During the Silver and Bronze Ages both cousins interacted as equals, but in the Post-Crisis universe, teen Kara became his sidekick again.
22nd Aug '16 4:47:00 AM LondonKdS
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* Wonder Girl only ended up being an example of this through retcon. She was originally introduced in the ''Wonder Woman'' comic as Diana herself as a teenager, in flashback stories set during her youth. Because of her popularity, there were then a few stories written in which both versions of Diana teamed up, via time-travel or alternate universes. When the ''Teen Titans'' comic was created as a team book featuring the Kid Sidekicks of the main Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica members, the original writers assumed that Wonder Girl was an ordinary kid sidekick to Diana, and treated her as such. The attempts to sort this out and give Wonder Girl a separate identity and backstory as "Donna Troy" ended up creating one of the most notorious {{Continuity Snarl}}s in superhero comics history.

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* Wonder Girl only ended up being an example of this through retcon. She was originally introduced in the ''Wonder Woman'' comic as Diana herself as a teenager, in flashback stories set during her youth. Because of her popularity, there were then a few stories "[[{{Elseworld}} Impossible Stories]]" written in which both versions of Diana teamed up, via time-travel or alternate universes.up. When the ''Teen Titans'' comic was created as a team book featuring the Kid Sidekicks of the main Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica members, the original writers assumed that Wonder Girl was an ordinary kid sidekick to Diana, and treated her as such. The attempts to sort this out and give Wonder Girl a separate identity and backstory as "Donna Troy" ended up creating one of the most notorious {{Continuity Snarl}}s in superhero comics history.
22nd Aug '16 4:43:40 AM LondonKdS
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* Wonder Girl only ended up being an example of this through retcon. She was originally introduced in the ''Wonder Woman'' comic as Diana herself as a teenager, in flashback stories set during her youth. Because of her popularity, there were then a few stories written in which both versions of Diana teamed up, via time-travel or alternate universes. When the ''Teen Titans'' comic was created as a team book featuring the Kid Sidekicks of the main Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica members, the original writers assumed that Wonder Girl was an ordinary kid sidekick to Diana, and treated her as such. The attempts to sort this out and give Wonder Girl a separate identity and backstory as "ComicBook/DonnaTroy" ended up creating one of the most notorious {{Continuity Snarl}}s in superhero comics history.

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* Wonder Girl only ended up being an example of this through retcon. She was originally introduced in the ''Wonder Woman'' comic as Diana herself as a teenager, in flashback stories set during her youth. Because of her popularity, there were then a few stories written in which both versions of Diana teamed up, via time-travel or alternate universes. When the ''Teen Titans'' comic was created as a team book featuring the Kid Sidekicks of the main Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica members, the original writers assumed that Wonder Girl was an ordinary kid sidekick to Diana, and treated her as such. The attempts to sort this out and give Wonder Girl a separate identity and backstory as "ComicBook/DonnaTroy" "Donna Troy" ended up creating one of the most notorious {{Continuity Snarl}}s in superhero comics history.
22nd Aug '16 4:42:30 AM LondonKdS
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* Wonder Girl only ended up being an example of this through retcon. She was originally introduced in the ''Wonder Woman'' comic as Diana herself as a teenager, in flashback stories set during her youth. Because of her popularity, there were then a few stories written in which both versions of Diana teamed up, via time-travel or alternate universes. When the ''Teen Titans'' comic was created as a team book featuring the Kid Sidekicks of the main Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica members, the original writers assumed that Wonder Girl was an ordinary kid sidekick to Diana, and treated her as such. The attempts to sort this out and give Wonder Girl a separate identity and backstory as "ComicBook/DonnaTroy" ended up creating one of the most notorious {{Continuity Snarl}}s in superhero comics history.
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