Character Contest 4: Angels and Demons

With thanks to DJ for the idea, our next character creation contest tips the hat to Ron Howard's new film "Angels and Demons". And to honor the author of the original novel, Dan Brown, if you write a story to go along with your image you must make it as full of turgid prose and idiotic plotting as possible.

Sorry, sometimes that English degree can't be restrained.

Your entry must in some way be related to angels or demons, but don't think that means only the big feathery winged dudes or giant red monsters with horns and bat-limbs. Be creative, and above all, make a cool looking character.

The rules are simple:

  1. Make a character related to the contest theme;
  2. Leave a link to the character in the comments to this post, on a site that doesn't require a login to view (although the UGO Forums are fine);
  3. Any version of HeroMachine is fine;
  4. No PhotoShopping.

That's pretty much it! The winner will get to choose either one item to be included in HeroMachine 3, or they can have a caricature of their face added to the program for all eternity.

Good luck everyone!

76 Responses to Character Contest 4: Angels and Demons

  1. Pyrate Hyena says:

    well just remade this old char and it fits… well not perfect but you could call it demon if you want to:
    Presenting Flying Dead Henry:

    idiotic plotting… well after the third world war earth became a nuclear wasteland where life was no longer possible. modern society was destroyed and a new era arose: the brutal age of space piracy.
    what was left of civilisation formed new gouvernments, but most of the mutants, zombies and whatever we get from many many nuclear bombs, followed the path of piracy. a zombie named flying dead henry (for the fact that he has wings, is a zombie and henry is a great name for a pirate) became the leader of one great fleet of ships, all controlled by more or less intelligent zombies, which are going to destroy every living thing because all living things have to be wiped out. well i think that was quite idiotic…

  2. DJ says:

    WOOT! You picked my theme!

    This is my first entry. He is a demon who surrendered to god. The shackles are worn as a reminder of his past life. He is a warrior angel who is known for being a bit to brutal.

  3. Zorbas the Awesome says:

    Heres my first entry: Son of the Devil, Demonan!

  4. RJ mcd says:

    hopes i did better this time you said they didn’t have to be the christian ideas of a demon or angel right?

  5. Hammerknight says:

    Sounds like fun, By the way because you are an artist, I won’t hold the English degree against you.(Just don’t shot me for not noticing miss spelled works okay.)

  6. Hammerknight says:

    Oh. Is it only for HM3 or can we use other HM’s?

  7. Damien says:

    No offense Jeff, but after much personal deliberation I feel that I cannot enter this contest. There seems to me to be a certain sacrilegious quality. I feel uncomfortable with the idea of us trying to “top” one another to make the “coolest” angel or demon we can think of. I will be eagerly awaiting next Tuesday to find out what the next contest is, but I can’t participate this week. Again, I hope there’s no offense.

  8. Hammerknight says:

    And Photo shopping?

  9. Jeff Hebert says:

    Thanks Hammerknight for the reminders — post updated with new rules. Any HM version is fine, but no Photoshopping.

  10. Jeff Hebert says:

    I’m sorry to hear that, Damien, and I hope I didn’t cause offense with the topic of the contest.

  11. violodion says:


    Unusual viewpoint as places of worship the world over through the millennium are filled with iconography of the divine from the hands & minds of the laity.

    Do feel free to populate your UGO Hero Archive thread with other things you’ve created.

  12. RJ McD says:

    does bill gates count as a demon? he did make vista

  13. Hammerknight says:

    This is “Angels Everyday”, she is to honor my wife and all the others out there that work in surgery rooms everyday. They are real life angels.

  14. neon_n64 says:

    The story is optional right?

  15. Jeff Hebert says:

    Yep, stories are always optional.

  16. RJ McD says:

    skynet runs on windows its a proven fact 🙂 *sorry jeff bord at work and feel like being goofy while i think of ideas *

  17. Damien says:

    @ Jeff: No, I don’t hold offense against things like that. I’m horribly prejudiced against intolerant bigots.

    @ Violodion: My viewpoint on this is based on the fact that none of those religions held a contest to see who could invent the raddest angel or gnarliest demon. But it’s still a personal belief and not one I expect you all to convert to.
    As for my other creations, just click on my name above. My site would appreciate the traffic lol.

  18. Whit says:

    My idea came from a description of the seraphim–the highest ranking angels–in the Bible: “With two wings they covered their face, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.”

  19. Hammerknight says:

    Here is the Angel of Death(my version that is).

  20. Worf says:

    Here’s a demon with attitude.. A “Devil-may-care” attitude. 😉

    Hope you guys like it. I am quite proud of this one.

  21. Andre says:

    member of the elite royal angelic guard this is “Oshun”

    drayar, lord of a group of sorcerer angels who was imprisoned by demons and recently freed by his elite royal guard

    half demon, half angel, paid assasin for either side..Azarahn

    captain of the elite royal guard to drayars…Yemaya

  22. Andre says:

    left one off

    Taharan, Barbaric Demonic king bent on conquest.

  23. Apollyna says:

    – Seraphim –

    He is the holy Seraphim, the ultimate symbol of hope and goodness; eternally opposed by all diabolical. The Great sent him to earth to spread happiness and uphold justice; and at every turn, The Dark sends his minions to foul things up. Of all of Dark’s legions, Dezmonan is the most eager to antagonize Seraphim – especially if it involves a twisted mockery of some good deed. Seraphim won’t stand this injustice for long… With The Great’s permission, Dezmonan’s time on Earth is coming to an end.

    Photoshopped Background and Halo Effect –

    Unedited –

  24. Apollyna says:

    That’s weird… I can’t see my comment…

    (Btw, thanks violodion!)

  25. Eric says:

    That’s awesome, Worf. The shadowing is great.

  26. DJ says:

    I tried my hands at “scenery” I do believe I may have failed a bit hahaha.

  27. Eric says:

    I think i’ll just call this “Angel of golden fire”:

  28. Eric says:

    And now, for some demons…
    A basic demon i made:

    Mighty and terrible king of Hell, leader of eighty-five legions, rider of a pale horse, BELETH!:
    (i couldn’t get the weapon masking to work)

  29. Dan says:

    Here’s my demon:

    I tried to move away from some of the conventional stereotypes whilst still keeping him recognisable as a demon. The backstory is that the General is leading his troops in the midst of the second angelic civil war. A war that now threatens to spill over into Earth when the use of powerful superweapons begins to accidentally tear open the barriers between planes. Sort of inspired by the Dark Materials trilogy. I might make up an equally militaristic angel, or possibly my second concept of a demonic resistance force, pushed back into hell since the first civil war.

  30. Nate says:

    i’m definitely gonna have to try my hand in this one. i’ll create something over the weekend, see if i can get anything i’m happy with. these previous contests have set the bar pretty high

  31. Whit says:

    I decided to make a demon. I love playing with the companions, I can’t help it.

  32. Andre says:

    Keshmet, strongest and wildest of the Demonic Warlords, sworn to fight for Taharan Demonic King.

  33. DJ says:

    Meet DemonOx. If you are not careful he will die on the Oregon Hell.

  34. Matt says:

    Heres my fist one… Gradiou The Deamon of Fire

  35. Hammerknight says:

    Her is the Demon with in. Along with other entries.

  36. Matt says:

    It seems that my last link didn’t work so I decided to re-post it.

  37. Karasu48 says:

    Here’s my entry…

    My story is kinda long so bare with me…
    Torva Lewis was born two Satanist dovouts, who spent their lives in a shack in the forests of California. His name Torva means “savage” in latin. As a young boy, he was very intelligent, and his love of puzzles was adored by his parents. Having no formal education, his parents allowed him to go to the library every day to expand his knowledge, and he learned of several abstract and complex subjects, being able to read and comprehend Dante Allighieri’s “The Divine Comedy” at the age of 9. At 12, his parents had a “revelation” and were convinced the anti-christ had arisen, and to join Satan’s forces, would kill themselves to join their lord and master in hell. They wished for Torva to join them, but the young boy ran, as his parents took the cyanide laced wine. The boy then went insane, developing a dissillusionment of the world and strong sociopathic tendencies, his savagery never being tempered as a child. Torva ended up living on the streets of San Francisco, working as a hitman to survive. He read the works of several philosophers over the practical concept of anarchy, and thought the concept fit well with his still strong allegiance to Satan, despite his parent’s death. He then decided to become active with his Anarchist and anti-religion stance, burning down several churches in the bay area, spraypainting anarchy symbols and pentagrams in the walls nearby. His violence drew national attention, as he continued his campaign of destruction. He then drew the attention of Satan Himself, who rose frm hell to grant him his “curse” imbuing him with Satanic powers of reflexes, strength, and agility, in exchange for his eternal, binding loyalty.

  38. LoneWolf6155 says:

    Here is my angel, Isilrun, or more precisely fallen angel. Isilrun has always had a problem with authority as well as a chip on his shoulder. Combine this with some not so high moral standards and picking up bad habits from mortals and it’s easy to see why he got booted out of heaven. Isilrun now spends most of his time on earth and occasionally ventures to the heavenly gates to receive assignments from Gabriel. He could be accepted back eventually but he isn’t changing his habits.

    As a mark of falling out of favor his wings have turned black. Even though he is one of the youngest angels, Isilrun is easily one of the deadliest. After his fall from grace, he obtained two powerful blades and developed a unique fighting style. He is feared by demons as one of heaven’s top demon slayers and even by other angels who wonder what happened to turn his eyes red and give him a scar that even angels can’t heal.

  39. LoneWolf6155 says:

    sorry I deleted that picture it was problematic try this one instead

    with the wideview picture the blades disappeared

  40. Worf says:

    From an original brief from “The Great Bird of the Galaxy” I give you the first version of this “demon” from space.

  41. Whit says:

    I tried a more traditional view of a demon this time. I was surprised I hadn’t seen this head used yet.

  42. Matt says:

    My second is a Reaper Deamon 😀

    Alezoon was once a pure Angel of God, but one day before the worlds creation, he was betrayed by his fellow allies during the first great war against Lucifer, and was taken to the Ninth Circle of Hell and tortured untill life on Earth began. When life began he gave in to his torture and became a Deamon and was given a Deamon Seal on his cheast to keep in the Devils control. After years of watching life from his pit, he grew tired of watching souls of the dead wondering with anger across the world, so once deciding to go to the Earth above, he attached one million dark souls to the end of a farming Reaper and decided to make sure the souls had been worthy of going to Heaven or Hell with the power to decide their fate with the Weapon he fashoined, and he raised an organisation called the Reapers to help him in his quest and they still help him today. Alezoon lost his name for his job, for he wasn’t just a Reaper, he was the first.

    Also I see your point Whit, that would be a really good help for somthing like this.

  43. LoneWolf6155 says:

    Mirakta is one of the most feared demons. When evil warriors become demons, sometimes they retain a human form that allows them to use skills acquired from their mortal lives. Mirakta used to be a prince with a habit of challenging the innocent and honorable to duels. He now challenges angels to duels.

    Rethana’len is one of heaven’s Elite Guard and was the teacher to Isilrun. Nevertheless he is disappointed in his favorite pupil.

    Just for fun an old character I created.

  44. Whit says:

    Just experimenting some more. This is a fun theme.

  45. Matt says:

    Here’s two more…

    Necragon Deamon:

    Watcher Angel:

    Also, my little brother commented that my Necragon Deamon looks slightly like the Tyrant from the Resident Evil series, and I would just like to say that it wasn’t suppose to look like it, any resemblances is purely coincidental and I have never actually played Resident Evil ever.

  46. Hammerknight says:

    I just added Damia, Mistress of the Night to my group of entries.

    Her story and Nightmare Demon can be found in my post in the archives.

  47. Worf says:

    @Whit: Please don’t feel offended by this. It’s a well put together demon, but I had one look and had a gut reaction: “Oh GOD! It’s the Jar Jar Binks Demon!”

    Still, good effort.

  48. Zorbas the Awesome says:

    Here are my next two entries: I read somewhere that Griffins were supossed to be holy so, Griffin

    And the Angel Guardian of Eden

  49. David K says:

    Many people envision a human with wings when they think of an angel. When the reality is as constructs of the creator they are more a collection of symbols and probabilities. Some may see a winged figure, others may see something else. This is one such interpretation.

  50. David K says:

    Made another for fun. See my previous comment for text

  51. IagoValentine says:

    Dark, grim and brooding, this portrait of the enigmatic ruler of the underworld hangs in the halls of Tartarus. He is one in a long line, a succession of demon kings, all bearing the name of the ancient god of the Underworld.
    He is depicted here with his symbol, the pomegranate tree. In his hand is a glass of pomegranate wine, his refreshment of choice. He is 23rd in succession, although the number is never used with his title.

    On another note, the wine glass was the hardest thing to get right.

  52. Steve says:


    fallen angel who enjoys long walks on the beach, lobster dinners with a lovely lady, and going on self-proclaimed ‘missions of god’ smiting evil-doers in the fashions of his choosing

  53. Solander says:

    Here’s my entry:

    The Inhuman: the gods doesn’t create angels or demons, you do! Through your actions you shape your destiny and, in the end, eventually your outcome. Whether it be an avatar of good or a harbinger of evil.

  54. Isia says:

    my entry for angels and demons. hope you enjoy, or are freaked out, whichever reaction is fine with me. 🙂

  55. Al says:

    My entry is my version of the classic idea of an angel/demon fusion: a little creation who I like to call “The Chaos Spirit.” The body didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped, but here he is anyway.

  56. Al says:

    Side note that could get me disqualified: When I saved the picture from HM3, a part of the left wing in the set of demon wings(the one that I covered with a white square) was poking out behind the angel wing, so I had to white it out in MS Paint. I know the rules say no Photoshopping(or Painting in this case), but I think that it was just a small enough little thing to not count against me.