Character Contest 15: Knights to Remember

Call him a tank, call him a barbarian, call him a noble plate-clad defender of all that is virtuous, or just call him Bob, whatever his class or character, he’s a Fighter. Spells are for weenies, guns for cowards, and faces are made to be kicked, so strap on your Man Pants and design the baddest, toughest, rootinest tootinest Fighter type character you can imagine.

That’s right, it’s Character Design Contest time again, kids! Come up with the best submission that matches the theme of a Fighter and you’ll win everlasting fame and glory. Or at least, the option to have any item you like (within reason) or a caricature of your head included in HeroMachine 3. The rules are simple:

  1. You can enter as many times as you want, but to be eligible, you must leave your entry as a comment to this post, and include a link to view the image on a public web server somewhere (i.e. ImageShack.com, PhotoBucket.com, the UGO Forums, etc.).
  2. No PhotoShopping or other image manipulation allowed with the exception of basic cropping.
  3. You must use some version of HeroMachine for your image.

Good luck! The contest will end next Tuesday, with the winner announced on HeroMachine.com.

99 Responses to Character Contest 15: Knights to Remember

  1. Entry #1: The Leader of the Super Team Know as the Warriors, MELEE! Melee has no super powers but is simply skilled in hand to hand combat and the use of weaponry both melee as well as fire arms.

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/Kaldath/MeleeHM3.png

  2. Entry #2: Gunther is a Rah-man ( A race of four armed Gaints from the Palladium Multiverse) Paladin

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/Kaldath/Gunther.png

  3. Here is Cobra Jones! He can use a gun if he has to, but he prefers to fight old school.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=94206&l=d52980a416&id=1815191475

    When the MAN muscled Cobra,
    Cobra got mean!
    Now he’s a one brutha
    justice machine!
    NOBODY breaks bones
    like COBRA JONES!

    COBRA JONES
    Rated “R” by a all white jury!

  4. Almost Insane

    Roy the highlander, a powerful and respected Scottish Warrior

    (Im extremely tired right now so this is definetly not my best work . just wanted to get an entry up before I went to sleep. More to come soon)

    http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?p=613235#post613235

  5. http://comicart96.deviantart.com/art/heromachine-134767565

    you said fighter…so I did the kind of fighter one might find in real life. more to come

  6. A fanciful take on a swashbuckling soldier-of-fortune

    The Crimson Corsair
    http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt121/whittierstrong/Fighters/hm3-beta30.png

  7. sentientshadow322

    http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu241/sentientshadow322/ZorWarriorgod.jpg

    Zor is the god of warriors. he has no spells, rather he is spoken of in spells! he is power beyond belief fighters, soldiers, and assassins invoke his name and ask his blessing. Praise Zor, bearer of the Axe of War and the Sword of swiftness. may you avoid his wrath.

  8. http://comicart96.deviantart.com/art/heromachine-2-134777342

    there’s sabre. My other guy’s name is Smitty by the way. Sorry about the bad coloring on the legs on this one. A bug that I posed about in the bugs and fixes category was acting up. Now the feet look terrible :(

  9. My entry-

    Name: Jamieson Willims
    Alias(es): Fury
    Powers: Size Shifting

    Size Shifting or Mass Shifting is the ability to use psionic power to increase or decrease one’s size at will. Sometimes it is only possible for the user of the ability to only become larger or only become smaller and then go back to normal. However, it is not uncommon for the user of the ability to become larger or smaller as desired. Sometimes this ability could even be used to change the size of other things as well (called Size Manipulation).

    Superhuman Strength

    Superhuman Strength or Superstrength is the ability for a person to exert force from the muscles beyond that of a normal human. This can be accomplished by either fortifying the muscles with psychic force (similar to the energy which allows Telekinesis), or simply having denser muscle mass than that of a normal human.

  10. **Forgot Picture**

    My entry-

    Name: Jamieson Willims
    Alias(es): Fury
    Powers: Size Shifting

    Size Shifting or Mass Shifting is the ability to use psionic power to increase or decrease one’s size at will. Sometimes it is only possible for the user of the ability to only become larger or only become smaller and then go back to normal. However, it is not uncommon for the user of the ability to become larger or smaller as desired. Sometimes this ability could even be used to change the size of other things as well (called Size Manipulation).

    Superhuman Strength

    Superhuman Strength or Superstrength is the ability for a person to exert force from the muscles beyond that of a normal human. This can be accomplished by either fortifying the muscles with psychic force (similar to the energy which allows Telekinesis), or simply having denser muscle mass than that of a normal human.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61651&d=1251266781

  11. Entry 2- Marauder

    Name: Brom Terrowin
    Alias(es): Marauder, Claymore
    Powers: Malleability

    Malleability, also called Molding, Plasticity or Vicissitude is the ability to mold the body into different forms as though the form was composed of putty or clay. One with this ability is not usually able to become another species, or turn into an object, but instead, the limbs could reshape into a hammer shape, or the fingers could shoot skin like little bullets, shuriken, or the like. One with this ability could even extend an arm or a leg like a whip-like tentacle or the like.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61248&d=1249869319

  12. Made this one a long time back I like it.
    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Oquies/Hero%20Machine/BrunhildeWarrior-1.png

    I will have to make a new guy with HM3

  13. This is Dirart Bladecaster, a black guardian for the temple of Lahcunnahael in the southern peninsula in the Realm of portals. The Black Guardians come from different backgrounds and races but have one thing in common, before they are recruted, they were concidered the best warriors in their area.

    Dirart Bladecaster is a native from the region and a specialist in wielding the dual shock axe. He came under attention at an early age afer he taught himself how to wield a battle axe. After the murder of his parents(where he got his scar) he was adopted into the temple and trained to become a guardian.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61389&d=1250523987

  14. Almost Insane

    This is my Second entry for the character contest-Orc

    The Orc is a creature of Brute strenght, who has been known to charge through whole cities destroying everything in its path.

    http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?p=613286#post613286

  15. dementedtheclown

    The Galactic Warrior

    Only power is pure brute force.
    Go ahead try to take his belt from him, he dares you!

    http://i25.tinypic.com/s1qpgn.jpg

    This is my 1st character done with 3.0, I still have my 1st character done with the original saved somewhere from I don’t even know how many years ago. Love how this has evolved over the years. Keep up the great work, looking forward to the finale version of 3.0,.

  16. Let me introduce, Vegetus. >:P

  17. dementedtheclown

    Entry #2

    I Call Him Handy Pete.
    Hes Strong As A Ox, And Dumb As A Mule.
    http://i25.tinypic.com/2qks1ao.jpg

  18. Bryan Jordan was the World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion and was at the top of his game. One day, his family convinced him to go on a safari in Africa. Things were going great until a lion attacked the tour. Unable to stop it in time, Bryan was forced to watch as his wife and children, along with the rest of the group, were slaughtered by the beast. In a fit of rage he ran up to the wild animal and threw a tremendous right hook into the lion’s left eye, dazing, but angering the beast. The lion charged Bryan and slashed his chest with both claws, pinning him to the ground. Just as he was about to kill him, Bryan threw another punch, this time to the underbelly of the beast, which caused the lion to stagger just enough for him to get his other arm free to grab the knife out of his boot and carve out the animal’s still beating heart. After returning to America, having nothing to live for, he left professional boxing for a more dangerous lifestyle, underground cage fighting. Known as The Lionheart, Bryan is feared by many and known as the man with no fear.

    Lionheart:
    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=51&pictureid=578

    Fighting Pose:
    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=51&pictureid=579

  19. He gets up in the morning just to get knocked down in the evening.

    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=83&pictureid=580

  20. Jeff will the blunts will be able to use for this contest

  21. @chase: Doubtful. Use what’s there, if the blunts get done in time great, but no promises.

  22. http://img25.imageshack.us/i/danbrookrade.png/

    He doesn’t remember his past, all except for a name, Dan Brookrade. Another clue to his past is a strange barcode tattoo numbered 23417-232156-2231, although to him it is meaningless. All he does is participate in street fighting tournaments and cage matches. He doesn’t give a damn about his past, preferring to live in the moment. His green eyes glimmers with anticipation of his next big match, as he is a pure adrenaline addict.

    In a way, he is a feared opponent among the street fighting competitors.

  23. http://comicart96.deviantart.com/art/heromachine-again-134879332

    He used to be human but is now almost entirley machine. His weapons are interchangeable. Those weapons magically floating at the bottom are there to display what other weapons he has

  24. Wow. Those two from Novafire are ten kinds of bad-ass.

  25. dementedtheclown

    Nice Backgrounds Nova

  26. Thanks The Imp & dementedtheclown. This is my first contest, so i wanted to make a good impression.

  27. dementedtheclown

    Ninja Kick

    http://i32.tinypic.com/rrmslf.jpg

    Was a lot more difficult then it looks lol.

  28. @Novafire: Good luck with your first contest!

  29. http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=51&pictureid=587

    For anyone who has ever been to Nuklear Power website and read his webcomics knows who my character is.

    Fighter, and his otherworldly avatar, Doctor Swordopolis. Fighter is also brandishing his patented Sword-chucks.

    I would have done a background, but it kept bugging on me…

  30. Who’s more ready for a fight than a guy MADE of hammers, and with two swords to boot?

  31. dementedtheclown

    Steve Is Spamming?

  32. The blind warrior, Aello.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61699&d=1251505205

    More to come…maybe.

  33. Here is the teen crime-fighting sensation Batterboy!

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=96943&l=0001fd47b8&id=1815191475

    Batterboy has superhuman strength, enhanced reflexes, a bullet-proof costume, and a titanium baseball bat.

  34. Another go then, mate? This time I got a Warrior (from my “The Temple of Doom” paper game), and if you want some more background, just say so. I’m not sure if this entirely qualifies since he doesn’t so much rely on his armor and weapons but moreso on his magics and abilities working together with his equipment. Even still, I tried to give him a good balance of offense and defense while sticking somewhat to his original design. By the way, I like lotsa colores.
    And yes, he is part vampire.
    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=59&pictureid=588

    And, just for the hell of it, my latest version of Infeas Firek. I know I already submitted him for a previous contest, but i just wanna see what ya think.
    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=59&pictureid=589

    Frickit… every site I use makes the pics smaller…

  35. @Black Griffin: Nice “lying down dead” picture. I like it.

    @Dennis: Cool, it looks sort of like a Hindu style mech.

  36. I wasn’t for sure if I had posted this guy before or not, so I ran through the contests, and I haven’t posted him as an entrant
    1.) Malik
    http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m189/acebase_2006/Venusian%20Chronicles/Character-MalikFur.jpg
    2.) The Evangelist (Progression Shot)
    http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m189/acebase_2006/Venusian%20Chronicles/Character-TheEvangelistX3.jpg
    3.) The Sphinx
    http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m189/acebase_2006/Hero%20Forum/TheSphinx.jpg
    4.) Kron (rough concept)
    http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m189/acebase_2006/Hero%20Forum/Kron.jpg

    @Jeff, Is the Evangelist progression shot ok, or do I need to upload the Black and Blue outfit seperate? and Kron is a magician, but also a fighter, (His known powers, superhuman strength, flight, fire control, swordplay) so is he eligible?

    @Zorbas the Awsome, I just saw your post on like the 3rd character contest. How are you Neoshock, haha.

    @Jeff, I’ve got yet another idea. A HeroMachine Universe would be cool. Some of the character ideas, and stories everyone comes up with is pretty good. If your interested in that, maybe you could set up a section for people to submit stuff, and put a reasonable limit on posts allowed so not to get overwhelmed, Then allow the community to have a set amount of votes, allowing only one per character, so that one person couldn’t submit a character and vote 25 times on the same guy. Now one biggy would be that each person would own copyright to their own characters. Now the world may work better if it belonged to The HeroMachine name, that way multiple creators, could create characters for the same plains of existence. If your interested in this at all, and if you could work it in to not take up to much of your time, I think plenty of people here would love that, but a post discussing all this would need to be set in place. I’ve noticed many people, including myself are working on their own universes, but that’s alot of work for anyone person. Just thinking out loud.

  37. dementedtheclown

    Groad
    Frog Like Alien With A Long Arms n A Mean Right Hook

    http://i28.tinypic.com/24pds91.jpg

  38. Beware the Eradicator, hunter robot of the future!

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=98104&l=f558312007&id=1815191475

  39. Rocket man: who needs Ultra man!
    rocket man delivers his infamous rocket punch which he uses to knock out all of Japan’s bad guys.
    http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae28/NovaFire377/Rocketman.png

  40. @HK: I cropped the Sheriff, but I did not crop the Deputy.

    :D

  41. Imp, it frightens me how much we think alike. That immediately sprang to mind when I saw Hammerknight’s comment. Scary!

  42. @Jeff: Let the world tremble and beware! lol

  43. A couple of Wasteland Apocalyptic Warriors:

    This first one I envisioned as the Wandering warrior, giving aid when needed. He’s got a decent assortment of weapons and survival gear, including a couple of guages on the belt; one for Radiation, another for weather (Including humidity), and finally an experimental ‘dowsing’ meter to locate much needed water.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/yWy5O6Vq0JaxR9YqIJ2dsQ?feat=directlink

    The, the enforcer, the tank, the gladiator. Living by is muscle and combat skills.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/iRky1qr3WL5Y-Fpp7aIa5A?feat=directlink

  44. @Jeff & Imp: Very worrying.

    I wasn’t going to enter this one but…what the hell.
    My viking warrior, Kaðall Foesmasher.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61444&d=1250726638

  45. Jeff–
    Any word from the good folks at UGO for those of use who lost access to our accounts?

    Thanks
    W

  46. No Whit. Can you email me privately with your account name and when it died, message you get, etc? I’ll try again.

  47. This is Thorbjorn Sigtyr Wulfsson, a Viking who hails from the land of Svalbard.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61826&d=1251730120

  48. This is the Lone Warrior of the Emerald Empire which is now destroyed. There are two variations of him.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61438&d=1250690725

    and

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61442&d=1250717884

  49. http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=51&pictureid=590

    Everyone’s favorite warrior…Samurai Jack!

  50. Jeff, I posted my entries at least once (possibly twice) yesterday, and I don’t see ‘em. Did they get slapped into your spam folder?

  51. Ooops, never mind. I see them a few posts up. Me feel stoopid now. :D

  52. Lawrence Goodman

    Hi,
    This is my first bash at this so I hope you like my characters.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61828&d=1251751464

  53. Hi,

    I did another one too. I wanted to keep going but the heromachine kept crashing before I could finish. Too much info, I think. The first panel is what I could do in one go and the second one is with a little help from paint. I know your not supposed to but it can be done with heromachine if it could handle all the data.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61829&d=1251751743

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61830&d=1251751762

  54. Decided to try give the contest another go, here’s my entry:

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61839&d=1251768255

  55. dementedtheclown

    Contest Ends Tomorrow Hope To Get A New Submission In But It Keeps Messin Up My Characters. Cant Wait For Beta.

  56. @demented: What’s happening? Also, take screen shots as you go, at least then you’re not totally screwed if it hoses up. Any info about your system would help too — browser, os, etc. You can email me separately if you’d rather — afdstudios at gmail dot com.

  57. @Lawrence Goodman: That is so damn awesome I can’t stop looking at it. Good job!

  58. dementedtheclown

    @Jeff Message Sent

  59. @Lawrence Goodman: Excellent job, and welcome to the HM3 community!