Sidekick Girl

Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

Hope everybody is staying in, and staying safe.  It’s a good time for an archive binge!

Woo, another entry in the TV Tropes here we come!

We hope that you guys are as excited about this arc as we are, because we have been planning it for years and giggling over it for MONTHS waiting for it to happen.  so excited that we did a double update today just to get it rolling faster.

27 responses to “Adventures of Sidekick Boy I and II”

  1. Real men wear pink! 🙂

  2. Black Rose says:

    Is this going to be it or will there be more???

  3. Jordan says:

    I wonder if rule 63 Sidekick Girl is still technically a sidekick or if he met the ridiculous standards of the Hero Agency and is simply a co-hero with rule 63 Illumina?

  4. BloodPlum says:

    I think he was just not tall enough.

  5. Skipper says:

    This is beautiful.

    Also the Fishnet Ninjas are so very pretty.

  6. David Johnston says:

    There was that rift so I guess there will be more.

  7. norman728 says:

    For some reason Val’s oufit while generic and unisex, for some reason doesn’t look right on a guy.

    a Male Illumina Plays though not sure why

  8. Kerlyssa says:

    Illumino’s costume is awfully skin covering, compared to Illumina’s. Fishnet ninja is adorable.

    • livvy says:

      It’s almost unfair right? Almost like there are differing standards for what kind of costume design is expected from a woman as opposed to a man in heroing. Makes you wonder if, without the obviously implied half naked costume expectations, Mack wouldn’t have chosen a full body suit as well. And it seems to apply to everyone. Hazel shows skin in her costume; Jasper does not. Hazel’s super tough and badass heroine shows stomach while Jasper’s male hero does not. Isauro and Maelstrom and even Chris are completely clothed. Val is wearing regular clothes but even she seems to have been unconsciously affected, as her top has no sleeves.

      I absolutely just realized this and that’s amazing! If other opposite day people show up in this story, it’ll be interesting to see how much sink their costumes cover. That’s definately the kind of trope the creators would jump on.

  9. Black Rose says:

    How long will this story run?

  10. Syncline says:

    ‘Ms. Bat II’ totally made my day spotting that.

  11. Raen says:

    And here I thought Sidekick Boy was the goth. No chance of them meeting, then?

  12. Gin says:

    Weirdly enough, I think it’s the way the straps come toward his neck that make this version of SG’s outfit look off. Don’t most guys’ tanks go more straight over the shoulder?

    And for some reason, the similarity between the haircuts here makes me giggle. A lot. I would have figured Val(Vick?) would have a really plain, short haircut or something more like Isuaro’s.

    • Maxilu says:

      Valerie is masculine in some parts of the world. Or SB could be Valentine or Valent or something and still be Val.

  13. BloodPlum says:

    Okay I get why Illumina can’t fight, she’s a twig but shouldn’t someone as buff as this dude be able to throw a punch, or at least hold someone down? I mean, look at the muscle, good lord. If we were just going heroic build he could of been lith and stuff and just like maybe swimmer muscle but he’s built like a body builder.

    • Airyu says:

      He probably has the body type of a body builder who only does it for show. Show muscles are pretty weak. Weightlifters on the other hand would be built more like Jasper.

  14. David Johnston says:

    He probably could hit decently hard by regular person standards. While those kind of muscles aren’t optimized to generate the most force per pound, they aren’t totally useless. But if he has Illumina’s personality, then he’s not going to connect versus martial arts villains like fishnet ninjas, he’s not going to be able to hurt people with actual damage resistance, and even against common thugs, his reluctance to take and deal out actual damage is going to leave Sidekick Boy carrying the can. His forte will still be, “Being an impressive-looking distraction.”

  15. Henry says:

    Ms. Bat II. Nice.

  16. Lukkai says:

    Maleumina is really pulling off that look in pink. Gotta say that.

  17. Freak says:

    Am I the only person who saw that and thought of Maebara Keiichi (Higurashi)?

  18. Skraeling says:

    Illumino is… more than somewhat terrifying in this strip. Well done.

  19. Tilly the Hun says:

    So much beefcake

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