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12 Greatest MCU Sidekicks, Ranked By Awesomeness

These Marvel superheroes prove why superhero sidekicks are so important. they are so much more than just pillars of emotional support.


The Warriors Three & Lady Sif Saved Thor More Than Once

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The Warriors Three are all capable warriors who have fought alongside Thor. Thor trust them with his life and knows that if push comes to shove, they would come for his aid. Lady Sif also believes in Thor and aided the Warriors Three in their quest to get back to him in the first Thor movie. They are clearly incredible warriors who would take lives in Thor’s name and even spill their own blood if necessary.

Bucky Barnes Made Steve Rogers Who He Is Today


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Bucky Barnes was Steve’s friend way before the latter became Captain America. So Barnes knows Rogers unlike any other person on earth. He would save Rogers from fights when the latter refused to back down. He would stay by his side till the end of the line. Even after he became Winter Soldier, their bond was so strong even Hydra brainwashing could not erase Bucky’s memories of Steve.

Groot Is The Glue That Makes The Guardians Stick Together

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Who is he? he is Groot. Plain and simple. But despite his gruff exterior and ruggedness, Groot has proven time and again he is the one that keeps the Guardians of the Galaxy together. Like a trusted pal, he gave up his life when his newfound friends were in danger in the first GOTG movie. Even in the second movie, his help was crucial in Rocket and Yondu escaping the Ravager ship.


Sam Wilson Helped Captain America Soar High

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Despite having had just met him a few days ago, Sam still took Cap’s side in Winter Soldier, knowing full well what he was about to do could very well be treason. Sam stuck by Steve’s side, even going so far as fighting the government in Civil War. Steve trusted him so much he chose sam Wilson to take over the mantle of Captain America.

JARVIS Was More Than Just Iron Man’s A.I Friend

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Granted he was an artificial construct before he became Vision, JARVIS handled most of Tony Stark’s operations within Stark Tower. When tony created the first iron Man prototype suit, it was JARVIS who helped create and run experiments on it. If not for JARVIS, Tony stark may never have become the lovable rich boy billionaire brat he was infamous to be before his eventual redemption.

Maria Hill Is Nick Fury’s Most Trusted Confidante


Wherever Fury goes, Hill remains by his side. He trusts in her loyalty and abilities so much that when HYDRA tried killing him, he faked his death and only allowed Maria Hill to know he is still alive.


Okoye Is Black Panther’s Staunchest Ally


Black Panther may be strong but even a King cannot do everything on his own. For the stuff even Black Panther struggles with, he leaves Okoye to do the job. The leader of the Dora Milaje is entrusted with T’Challa’s life and she proves why she stands by his side every day.

Wong Is More Than Doctor Strange’s Librarian

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When Stephen Strange first entered Kamar-Taj, Wong played a pivotal role in aiding Strange while he was learning magic and the arcane arts. We would have put Mordo on this list had he not gone rogue. Wong on the other hand helped Strange not just fight otherworldly foes but even maintained the Sanctum Sanctorum in his absence.

Ned Leeds Takes One Every Day For Team Spider-Man


He didn’t rely do much in Spider-Man: Homecoming. It was only when they travelled to Europe in Far From Home that Ned covered for Peter Parker. he even said he was watching porn just so the others won’t look into Peter’s room. Not all heroes wear capes.


War Machine & Iron Man Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin

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James Rhodes believed in Iron man so much he even fought for him in Civil War. He lost feeling in both his legs in the same battle. Does that make him doubt his friendship with Tony? Not in a million years!!!!

Happy Hogan Is Iron Man’s Faithful Bodyguard & Best Friend

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Happy, just like Ned, has no superpowers of his own. But what he lacks in skills he more than makes up for in courage and persistence. He was the one that uncovered A.I.M’s Extremis plot in Iron Man 2. When Tony was no longer around, he took care of Starks’ protégé and helped him in his fight against Mysterio.

Luis & The Boys Are Ant-Man’s All-Weather Pals

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Luis is the greatest narrator the MCU has ever seen. Dave is a tech wizard. Kurt is quick-witted and sharp. Divided they are nothing. Together they are a weapon Ant-Man cannot afford to lose. There is no MCU we would ever agree to live in without this trio of goofballs around. Scott Lang would agree.


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Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.