10 Superheroes That Are Much Better As Supporting Characters

Despite their superpowers, unlimited bank accounts and figure-hugging outfits, superheroes are very much like us ordinary plebeians. You see, some of them are born to be great: to go out and save the world while their logos adorn lunchboxes and boxers everywhere. And then there are others who're meant to be there as well - albeit a little quieter.

Despite their superpowers, unlimited bank accounts and figure-hugging outfits, superheroes are very much like us ordinary plebeians. You see, some of them are born to be great: to go out and save the world while their logos adorn lunchboxes and boxers everywhere. And then there are others who’re meant to be there as well – albeit a little quieter.

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Not everyone can be the leading star, you know. There’s always a need for supporting characters and sidekicks in every story. Don’t believe us? Then, why does Batman recruit more Robins than common sense would encourage? It’s because they serve a purpose – to him, to you, to us.

Unfortunately, the comic book world sometimes tries to make this supporting cast bigger than what it should really be. That’s why it’s important to sift through what we’re being fed and identify whose name shouldn’t be up there in the neon lights.

So, without further ado, here are 10 superheroes that are much better as supporting characters.


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Sergio Pereira
SERGIO PEREIRA is a speculative fiction writer from Johannesburg, South Africa. He has a strong interest in comic books, film, music and comedy. When he's not reading or writing, he enjoys a game of Pro Evolution Soccer, watching football, catching up on films, and playing with his dog. His short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, such as Devolution Z, Death Throes, Centum Press's 100 Voices, and Tales from the Lake: Vol. 3 from Crystal Lake Publishing.