Birdboy, is the sidekick for Birdman. The two first met when Birdman happened upon a shipwreck, of which Birdboy was the only apparent survivor. Since the boy was near death from exposure on the sea, Birdman transferred some of his own super energy powers to him, reviving him. He was given a costume similar to Birdman, but Birdboy lacked the natural feathered wings sported by Birdman, however, and is only able to fly with the assistance of the mechanical wings strapped to his back. He spends much of his time searching for his father, who was lost in the wreck, but this was never resolved. Birdboy assists Birdman on several missions.