They’re usually not the ones in the spotlight, although some steal the show.

They’re not the captains; they don’t decide which way to go.

They’re the unsung heroes, the ones in the shadows.

They’ve got your back when you’re battling your foes.

Sidekick is their title; they don’t need to gloat.

One will be the winner after you cast your vote!

Bracket battle is back and bigger than ever.

By the time we’re done, we’ll crown the best sidekick once and forever!


Starting today, 33 of the most popular sidekicks will battle it out until only one remains and reigns supreme as the ultimate sidekick. We’ve handpicked a wide range of sidekicks from TV, movies, comics, and video games to make this one of the most diverse bracket battles yet. The starting categories are as follows:

  • What are we going to do tonight, Brain?
  • You can be my wingman any time.
  • Holy ____, Batman!
  • Let your conscience be your guide.


We picked the starting point and initial match ups; however, just like in bracket battles past, it will be up to the community to decide who they would want as their partner in crime.



Bracket battle rules:

Match up analysis:

  • For each sidekick, we’ve provided reference links to wiki pages—to access these, just click on their NAME on the bracket
  • A breakdown of each match up is available by clicking on the VOTE link
  • Anyone can view the bracket and match ups, but in order to vote or comment, you must have a THWACK® account and be logged in



  • Again, you must be logged in to vote and trash talk
  • You may vote ONCE for each match up
  • Once you vote on a match, click the link to return to the bracket and vote on the next match up in the series
  • Each vote earns you 50 THWACK points! If you vote on every match up in the bracket battle, you can earn up to 1,550 points!



  • Please feel free to campaign for your favorite sidekicks and debate the match ups via the comment section (also, feel free to post pictures of bracket predictions on social media)
  • To join the conversation on social media, use hashtag #SWBracketBattle
  • There is a PDF printable version of the bracket available, so you can track the progress of your favorite picks



  • Bracket Release is TODAY, March 20th
  • Voting for each round will begin at 10 a.m. CDT
  • Voting for each round will close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on the date listed on the bracket home page
  • Play-in battle opens TODAY, March 20th
  • Round 1 OPENS March 22nd
  • Round 2 OPENS March 27th
  • Round 3 OPENS March 30th
  • Round 4 OPENS April 3rd
  • Round 5 OPENS April 6th
  • Ultimate sidekick announced April 12th


If you have any other questions, please feel free to comment below and we’ll get back to you!

Which one of these sidekicks would you want as your copilot?

We’ll let the votes decide!


Access the bracket overview HERE>>