The Superior Sidekick Top Thirty Two

This week we are finally beginning to narrow down this giant field of sidekicks to a much more digestible number. There were not a ton of huge shockers in this round but we are getting a much better idea of who may be poised to take the whole bracket. Below are the results of last week's voting.

1 Dick "Robin" Grayson (Batman) vs 16 Roy "Speedy" Harper (Green Arrow)
2 Sam "Falcon" Wilson (Captain America) vs 18 Baymax (Big Hero 6)
3 Alfred Pennyworth (Batman) vs 14 Barbara "Batgirl" Gordon (Batman)
4 Bucky "Winter Soldier" Barnes (Captain America) vs 13 Abe Sapien (Hellboy)
5 James "War Machine" Rhodes (Iron Man) vs 21 Foggy Nelson (Daredevil)
22 Wally "Kid Flash" West (The Flash) vs 27 Wade "Deadpool" Wilson (X Men)
7 Krypto the Superdog (Superman) vs 23 Lockheed (X Men)
8 Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy) vs 24 Harley Quinn (Batman)

Video Games/Anime
1 Luigi (Super Mario) vs 17 Midna (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
2 Yoshi (Super Mario) vs 18 Claptrap (Borderlands)
3 Tails (Sonic The Hedgehog) vs 14 Ryuk (Death Note)
4 Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) vs 20 Mako (Kill la Kill)
5 Navi (Legend of Zelda) vs 12 Cortana (Halo: Combat Evolved)
22 Makise Kurisu (Steins;Gate) vs 27 Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite)
7 Otacon (Metal Gear Solid) vs 23 Ellie (The Last of Us)
8 Kazooie (Banjo Kazooie) vs 9 Luna (Sailor Moon)

1 John Watson (Sherlock Holmes) vs 17 Igor (Frankenstein)
2 Samwise Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings) vs 15 Goose (Top Gun)
3 Ron Weasley (Harry Potter) vs 14 Short Round (Indiana Jones)
4 Donkey (Shrek) vs 13 Chewbacca (Star Wars)
5 Sebastian (The Little Mermaid) vs 21 Starbuck (Moby Dick)
6 R2-D2 (Star Wars) vs 22 Tinkerbell (Peter Pan)
10 Mushu (Mulan) vs 26 Jiminy Cricket (Pinocchio)
9 Doc Brown (Back to the Future) vs 25 Mike Wizowski (Monsters Inc)

16 Pinky (Pinky and the Brain) vs 32 Millhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
18 Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones) vs 31 Bullwinkle (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
19 Rose Tyler (Dr Who) vs 30 Ron Stoppable (Kim Possible)
4 Bumblebee (Transformers) vs 20 Meowth (Pokemon)
5 Jake the Dog (Adventure Time) vs 21 Patrick Star (Spongebob Squarepants)
11 John Diggle (Arrow) vs 27 Jamie (Megas XLR)
7 Morty (Rick and Morty) vs 23 Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
8 Pikachu (Pokemon) vs 9 Launchpad McQuack (DuckTales)

Like we said, there weren't a ton of surprises there. The only true standout is Milhouse who has destroyed two huge fan favorites in Spock and Pinky, proving that he can take on any sidekick. This has led to some very interesting Top Thirty Two round match ups including a Civil War prematch, a Deadliest Doctor rematch, and a black t shirt fight for the ages. Here are the Top Thirty Two matc ups. 

1 Dick "Robin" Grayson (Batman) vs 24 Harley Quinn (Batman)
7 Krypto the Superdog (Superman) vs 18 Baymax (Big Hero 6)
3 Alfred Pennyworth (Batman) vs 27 Wade "Deadpool" Wilson (X Men)
4 Bucky "Winter Soldier" Barnes (Captain America) vs 5 James "War Machine" Rhodes (Iron Man)

Video Games/Anime
1 Luigi (Super Mario) vs 8 Kazooie (Banjo Kazooie)
2 Yoshi (Super Mario) vs 23 Ellie (The Last of Us)
3 Tails (Sonic The Hedgehog) vs 22 Makise Kurisu (Steins;Gate)
4 Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) vs 5 Navi (Legend of Zelda)

1 John Watson (Sherlock Holmes) vs 9 Doc Brown (Back to the Future)
2 Samwise Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings) vs 10 Mushu (Mulan)
3 Ron Weasley (Harry Potter) vs 6 R2-D2 (Star Wars)
5 Sebastian (The Little Mermaid) vs 13 Chewbacca (Star Wars)

8 Pikachu (Pokemon) vs 32 Millhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)
18 Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones) vs 23 Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
11 John Diggle (Arrow) vs 30 Ron Stoppable (Kim Possible)
20 Meowth (Pokemon) vs 21 Patrick Star (Spongebob Squarepants)

You can check out the entire bracket here and vote on the third round of the bracket here. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the bracket and listen to us on iTunesStitcher, and Soundcloud for our detailed analysis of the bracket including our dumb opinions. Now get out there and vote.

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Matthew Nando Kelly is an incredibly cool and handsome staff writer for Pop-Break who was allowed to write his own bio. Aside from weekly Flash reviews, he writes about film, television, music, and video games. He loves U2, cats, and the New Orleans Saints. His twitter handle is @NationofNando