Sidekick Girl

Saving the City: Sans-Spandex



12 responses to “The Letter II”

  • CanuckAmuck on August 22, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    Geez, talk about no good deed going unpunished.

  • CptNerd on August 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Never, ever be too good at what you do, because unless you really love doing only that, that’s all you will ever do.

  • Heddy on August 22, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    Mack looks more upset than SG. Wasn’t there a convo a while back where the agency explained to SG why they needed her as a sidekick? Like, she was more an undercover hero than promotion passed over?

  • David Johnston on August 25, 2019 at 1:03 AM

    I don’t think so. You may be thinking of the time she was reassigned to a hero they had doubts about because they knew she could and would deal with him if he’d gone off the rails.

  • Alex Boston on August 23, 2019 at 12:55 AM

    At the very least she should get the pay and benefits of a superhero even if she doesn’t get the title.

  • Nealithi on August 23, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    This is practically numbing. The ‘head office’ basically said knock it off we will never promote a side kick. Give up. And based off the rest of the image conscious idiocy, it is pure favouratism. It makes me wonder if the higher ups are good looking but weak supers. And the way to keep their cushy positions is their monopoly and thus control of the hero community?

  • jdreyfuss on February 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    They did promote Hazel to full hero status, despite her being short and plain, so they’re not wholly opposed to promoting a sidekick to hero status. It sounds like they’re being honest; that Val is too valuable an asset as a sidekick, since they can force her to stick to her hero rather than act fully independently, to promote. At the same time, as someone else suggested, they could give her the pay and benefits of a hero without the promotion.

  • The Passing Critic on August 23, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Its nice to see that Macks tried so hard though to be honest given her reputation shes the last person you want backing you for a promotion,Its going to take a long time for her to work off her bad reputation in general and anything positive heard about hers going to be assumed to be nepotism for a long time.

    Sides the managements main priority isnt hiring heros based on capability but more on flashy powers selling merch and so on,It creates a situation where competent people are certainly needed to keep things rolling but more often than not theyll have some role in hero support.

  • Daniel M Ball on August 25, 2019 at 4:37 PM


    Let us go over this now. Valerie has cracked multiple cases, is feared/respected by the red-cards and regular criminals, respected by peers, co-workers, was instrumental in getting a rogue hero off the streets. While her power is “Does not die” she’s got what I’d call an ‘auxiliary power’ in being able to manage whole disparate teams of heroes in complex missions and doing complex planning.

    IOW she’s everything you want in a junior leader-in another reality she’d be the archetype of the E-6 Marine NCO.

    and I think that might be part of the problem. She’s too good an NCO to be frocked up to being an officer. Mind that she’d be an outstanding officer (Hero), she’s entirely too valuable to keeping the agency afloat where she is.

    and that’s the problem, and like every government agency or military in existence, they can’t afford to pay her what she’s really worth, because they can’t afford to lose her where she’s at.

  • Ed Rhodes on August 28, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    She has the same power as Batman; she never gives up!

  • Heddy on August 25, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Don’t forget Hazel and . . . forgot the name but tall blond and corsets have heros helping them get to hero status. Awww and SG never got nor needed help or chanhe to be worthy.

  • Greywolf1963 on February 17, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Apparently the New York office missed her comment about they can’t expect her to solve hero level problems on sidekick level pay.

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