Character Contest 21: Randomawesity

Random is not just a by-word here at HeroMachine Global Headquarters, it's a way of life. To honor that commitment, your challenge this week is to design a character from the name given you by the "Ultimate Game Name Generator" . You can try multiple times for a good name, but you have to use one given by them.

I of course have no way to detect cheating so we will be operating under the confines of the Honor System. Cheaters will be beaten with a wet noodle til collapse. Of the cheater, not the noodle because come on, how long would that take?

So, on to our rules!

  • New characters only, not one you have laying around that you think will definitely win.
  • Character must be built to fit with the name generated by the "Ultimate Game Name Generator", and the name must be provided in the post.
  • All entries must be made as comments to this post, between now and next Tuesday, each comment containing a link to an image of the character (or multiple links to your multiple characters) hosted on a publicly accessible web site like ImageShack, the UGO Forums, PhotoBucket, or whatever.

That's it! No limit on the number of entries this week, so let 'em rip. It would also be fun to see in your post which settings were used to generate the name, although that's not a requirement.

Whoever has the best entry as judged by the capricious whim of Jeff Hebert will win either a portrait of their head or any item they choose, to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 program.

Good luck everyone!

135 Responses to Character Contest 21: Randomawesity

  1. Great… my names Brother Woman, this is going to be fun.

  2. Oooh, “Meteor Bull.” Sweet!

  3. It apparently gave me Power Pulsar.

  4. Tempest Thrasher, guess I can work with that…

  5. @Mike: I think I got a Power Pulsar for Chrismas last year…

  6. Entries 1 and 2 (I couldn’t decide which name I liked better, so I decided to make both!)

    Iron Bullet- http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=63844&d=1257898083

    Stone Comet- http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=63845&d=1257898094

  7. Here he is: Meteor Bull!

    http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5683/meteorbull.png

    I don’t care if there’s no oxygen in space thus making actual fire impossible.

  8. The Superhero Name Generator

    From now on you will be known as:

    Dark Kitten
    Beware, for with great power comes great responsibility.

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

  9. When young Highschool student Billy Bison went on a school trip to a farm (which just happened to be next door to a Nuclear Power Station) he was gored by a radioactive bull.

    Billy (who was a keen comic book reader) was overjoyed at the thought of trasforming into something that was half-man half-bull.

    “I’ll be superhero!!!” he said to himself “I’ll fight crime and defeat evil villains… and the ladies will be impressed with the generous bulge* in my spandex!”

    Unfortunatly for Billy the transformation didn’t quite turn out the way he expected, netherless the plucky young lad still held onto his crime-fighting dreams.

    By day he is mild mannered, high school student but at night he dons a costume and a mask to protect his identity, for the world can never know that young Billy Bison is really the masked avenger known only as…

    …NUCLEAR BULL!!!

    http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff31/synnersaint/Roleplay/NuclearBull.png

    * though not as generous as Captain Stud… PMSL

  10. do we have to use that site????

  11. William A. Peterson

    By the way, Jeff, have you seen the SeventhSanctum Generators?
    Generally easier to use, and there’s a LOT more of them!
    Anyways, I came up with “Shadow Fox”
    http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/2160/shadowfox.jpg

  12. @kyle (10): Yes. Hence rule number 2. That’s rather the point of the whole thing. As WillyPete has pointed out there are other very good generators out there but it’s more fair if everyone uses the same one.

  13. but what about the Seventh Sanctum Generators website it has tons of names that we can create
    with Seventh Sanctum Generators i created about at least 40 names so far

    with Ultimate Game Name Generator i only created 20

  14. is it ok if i have same name like other have but have a different style/look to my character ????

  15. Considering the small number of catagories, duplicate names are going to be almost unavoidable, so, I think what Kyle says makes sense…

  16. Great, now I got Dusk Badger…this ought to be interesting…

  17. Well, the only thing I could think of for Dusk Badger was an antrhopomorphic ninja…so, here it is
    http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn48/GeroTheKeymaster/DuskBadger.jpg

  18. Napalm Prism, now that’s an interesting one…

  19. Dusk Angel! Who Wants IT?

  20. Here’s Napalm Prism

    DISCLAIMER:Any resemblece to band logos, living or dead, is purely coincidental
    http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn48/GeroTheKeymaster/NapalmPrism.jpg

  21. Tiger Savage, that seems like an easy one…

  22. Tiger Savage, my first character created using the new “Female Standard” item ^_^
    http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn48/GeroTheKeymaster/TigerSavage.jpg

  23. Here’s my first shot. She could be a partner for Isia’s Crimson Cat. This is Crimson Falcon.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=63869&d=1257935834

  24. Hm, I didn’t realize there were so few options there. Sure, if you want to use the Seventh Sanctum one.

  25. For cryin’ out loud guys, if the man says use that site, use that site! Enough with the bitchin’ already! Use whatcha got and make with the creative already!

  26. I’m with John.
    Quit with the whinin’ and get with the grindin’
    Ye don’t need monikers 20, just noggins times 20.
    Stop complaining and start creating.

    soon, character posts πŸ˜‰

  27. Jeff did my entry go through? My computer went a little haywire after posting

  28. Ah there it is. Never mind πŸ˜€

  29. Red Hornet? I can work with that.

    I think I’ll just do two entries, since War Thrasher sounds like it’ll take a lot out of me.

  30. Oh and Jeff, while playing with the female template I noticed that the parted out standard pose is missing both clavicles.

  31. You mean the standalone torso, Worf? I’ll take a look.

    Although come on, who really NEEDS clavicles, you know?

  32. Bronze Wolf.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=63871&d=1257951892

    Didn’t really have any good example of Bronze unfortunately.

  33. I got Red Horn. I could have gone down a whoooooole different road with this, but no, I was sensible πŸ˜‰

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=63873&d=1257956986

  34. @Kaldath: Gold Girl is awesome!

  35. My posts don’t seem to be sticking.

  36. Sure, that would have to work, wouldn’t it.

    Let’s try it again. Red Hornet lives!

    (Add Http here)://lh5.ggpht.com/_ljMRt8JxU2I/Svr6OlzwYAI/AAAAAAAAAJc/DKB5bnkaTE8/Red%20Hornet.png.jpg

  37. how did you create the talk balloon?

  38. @kingmonkey: you post isn’t showing

  39. Guys, any comment with a link in it is going to get held in moderation until I manually approve it. It’s an automatic thing to prevent spam.

    This is not new, it’s been this way since the day the blog went up.

  40. OMG! Liefeld is among us!

  41. I should have known! Kingmonkey=king of the monkeys (Rob Liefield)!

  42. And I just spelled his name wrong!

  43. Looks like my next one will be Mind Liberator…

  44. To paraphrase the great Christopher Walken:

    “I got a fever…and the only prescription…is more pouches!”

  45. Mind Liberator, who is apperently some kind of revolutionary/terrorist who steals brains…(honestly I have no idea what I just made)
    http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn48/GeroTheKeymaster/MindLiberator.jpg

  46. DEATH MACHINE? Now I go from Image to Marvel UK… This is a hard contest.

  47. Ok, I figured I’d do a print screen of the character name the name generator provided so you could see this was the name I got. So here’s the name:

    http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/1511/76204956.jpg

    And here he is. A mutated eagle whose’s parents built their nest at Three Mile Island, the radiation from the partial meltdown of unit two killed both his parents and destroyed the other eggs in his nest. But somehow the radition didn’t have the same effect on him, it accelerated the incubating process, hatching a baby eagle man like creature. Wiser than expected due to his exposure to the radiation, he grew up learning about nuclear arms reduction of which he approved.

    He is among us now, attacking those who threaten the world by developing new nuclear weapons. With his nuclear powers he can kill anyone who tries to stop him while his razor sharp clars allow him to tear through inch thick steel or several feet of concrete to get at his target.

    Behold NUCLEAR EAGLE!!!!!!
    http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/7564/ne2.jpg

  48. I do know about the wait for posts with links Jeff. I just asked because my computer screwed up while I was posting πŸ™‚

  49. @Danny Beaty: Thank you Very much sir!

  50. @Anarch #67, I don’t think he was referring to your post, it was the one that posted 3 and 4 times with the same thing.

  51. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/The_Immortal_Phoenix/Alaxia.jpg

    Infinity Shield. I think it’s like… King Arthur in Space.

    Also, that pose was murder…

  52. Martian Racer(entry#1)

  53. This seems to be a popular subject. I checked out the generator, and got the same name as Hammerknight, Overdrive Jester. Maybe I’ll enter this one, if so I’ll generate a new name.

  54. @knight1192a – We must do a team up sometime, see my post 14 in this thread

    @PhoenixTalion – Nice pose, I’m not suprised it was murder lol

  55. HomicidalClown

    I got War Horror.

    [IMG]http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/joker_wild/WarHorror.jpg[/IMG]

    The “horns” on his head are blades surgically implanted on his skull. His ribs have been pulled through his skin, the scar on his stomach is where they went in and reconstructed his ribcage. Also, his hands have been removed, his skin pushed back and has had blades grafted onto his bones.

    He normally has a keeper, but has escaped his captives. Once an instrument of war, is now an instrument of rampage and murder.

  56. HomicidalClown

    Ok, so apparently I’m dumb. I’m not sure how to make the link where you can click on it. If someone’ll tell me, I’ll repost it.

  57. William A. Peterson

    Aaron, this might shock and surprise you, but some of us aren’t ON Facebook (and don’t WANT to be)!
    You might reconsider how you post your pictures…
    There’s a LOT of good efforts out there, but, right now, my vote HAS to go with “Purple Devil”! πŸ˜‰

  58. HomicidalClown

    I got War Horror.

    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/joker_wild/WarHorror.jpg

    The β€œhorns” on his head are blades surgically implanted on his skull. His ribs have been pulled through his skin, the scar on his stomach is where they went in and reconstructed his ribcage. Also, his hands have been removed, his skin pushed back and has had blades grafted onto his bones.

    He normally has a keeper, but has escaped his captives. Once an instrument of war, is now an instrument of rampage and murder.

  59. I’m going to vote for my Pink Floyd ripoff…that or Robo Tornado

  60. There’s been some very nice entries. Some look like they’ve been ripped from actual comic books. I haven’t finished my guy yet, the character is done, Astro-Cat is his name by the way, but the overall picture isn’t finished yet. It sports a brand new MB custom item aswell, so hopefully, I’ll have it finished before to long. Good luck everyone, and keep the great entries coming.

  61. @Homicidal: Just paste in the URL directly, you don’t need tags or anything — WordPress will automatically turn it into a clickable link so long as it’s a URL (http://whateverwhatever etc.).

  62. LOL.
    Green Boy
    Blue Wonder
    Platinum Fly
    What is this, random porn generator? LOL.

  63. Again, here’s the name that was produced:

    http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/6858/50562891.jpg

    When college sophmore Amanda Yates discovered the talisman of telekileporidae she felt her dreams of finally gaining incredible mystical powers had come true. She proceded to visit a relatively out of the way local bookstore which dealt with rare and ancient tomes to see if she could learn more about the talisman.

    Only one the Hasu Magus Tomus had any mention of the talisman. From it Amanda learned that the talisman granted the user telekinetic abilities but it had one noticeable drawback. Unfortunately the page further describing the talisman was missing and Amanda was unable to discover what it was. When she approached the store owner he assured her that the page was somewhere in the store, it was just that the book was so old pages kept falling out on a regular basis and just that week he’d had to return twenty pages to it. He promised her he’d find the missing page and call her when he had it.

    Amanda left the book store and went to the bank where she worked as a teller, safe in the knowledge the old man would find the page for her. After all, he’d kept his word to her before on other books. It was while returning from the bathroom that her life would change as she discovered the bank was being robbed. Having not been seen, she ducked back into the bathroom and pulled out the talisman. Drawbacks or no, the talisman would grant her telekinetic abilities and she could use them to stop the thieves from robbing her bank. Chanting the incantation from the book, she felt a strange power wash over her. Instantly she knew she could move objects with her mind and so she stepped out and quickly lifted the thieves into the air, pulling their guns away from them.

    It was then several of her co-workers turned to her and started screaming in horror. No understanding what was happening, Amanda rushed back into the bathroom only to see a giant rabbit looking back at her. With a shock she realized the drawbacks were the talisman turned it’s user into a rabbit. She could only use her newfound telekinetic powers in this form.

    Luckily Amanda didn’t have to be a rabbit all the time, only when she used the talisman. Now she fights crime as the telekinetically empowered SUMMER BUNNY!!!

    http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4100/sb2j.jpg

  64. William A. Peterson This might shock and suprise you….Some of us might not have a photobucket and might not want one…and some of us might not know how to post on the UGO forums…so before you make an obnoxious “your an idiot for posting on facebook” comment and think that there are reasons why people are posting on certain cites.

  65. Facebook is way too intrusive. There are plenty of sites like photobucket and imageshack that only ask for a screen name and an e-mail address. Facebook wants all kinds of information that a lot of people might not be comfortable putting on the internet, so I can definately see where WillyPete is coming from. I don’t have a Facebook, either, and for just that reason…

  66. MB that guitar looks great. Jeff, we need a guitar πŸ˜€

  67. @Aaron: Here’s the thing, Jeff isn’t too keen on sites that you have to sign up for in order to see the pictures. I suggest you create an account on picasa, flickr or one of the other sites where you can create a public gallery that does not require anyone else to be a member of that service in order to view the pictures(lots of other suggestions can be pulled from the other submissions). I think that was all that the other people here were trying to tell you, no name calling or implying other things about you.

  68. HomicidalClown

    @Jeff: Thanks. I knew there was reason to feel stupid.

  69. @Anarch, thanks alot. The shape was actually easier than I thought, the details took awhile, and I didn’t have the slightest ideal where to start with the overall graphical design.

    @Jeff, in light of HK’s comic cover how to, I suggest a comic cover contest. I’ve noticed that everyone is getting better with their creations, more details, etc. I’ve actually started work on one myself, It’s nowhere near finished, but I’m happy with how it’s turning out.

  70. I’m fine with Facebook if that’s the only option the person has, because I happen to have an account there. It’s definitely the least-favored of the various options, though, because as other have said, you have to actually sign up for an account to be able to see the images, which means not everyone’s going to be able to enjoy what you made. Others like ImageShack and such do not require the general visitor to have an account to see what you, the account holder, have posted.

  71. @Mr.Vampire (#107): You and me both. I remember playing that thing ad nauseum. πŸ˜‰

  72. Oh man, I played the daylights out of that game (though it was “Asteroids” where I was from) on the original Atari game system. We actually ended up rolling the score on it … good times.

  73. I know you already said Jeff, but just to confirm again (I panic about the smallest things, honestly), we are allowed to use the Seventh Sanctum generator, right?

  74. @Hakoon: I’d rather you didn’t, but if you feel like the ones you’d want are already taken then yes, you can use the Seventh Sanctum one.

  75. And my final entry will be: Green Dragon!

  76. Here it is, Green Dragon, my last entry into this contest. I’ve spent a lot more time than I usually do on these ones, so I’m hoping to finally get an honorable mention this time around!

    http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn48/GeroTheKeymaster/GreenDragon.jpg

  77. @Jeff: Ok thanks. I think I’m Ok for availability so far.

    This is the Green Savage:

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=63980&d=1258152212

  78. The generator gave me “Bronze Dragon”, and since I hadn’t yet tried out the new female parts, I decided to create…

    Victoria Lawless, the Irish-Chinese daughter of a famous explorer and adventurer. Raised in the Mysterious East and heavily trained in the martial arts, she is known where ever she is needed as the Bronze Dragon.

    Here she is in a plain masked PNG:
    http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/BronzeDragon.png

    And here on a background:
    http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/BronzeDragon-bg.png

  79. Well, the generator gave me a few that I passed up. I chose Dawn Flame. Hope you enjoy.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=64001&d=1258202811

  80. Ok don’t shoot me, these are the names it gave me.
    Violet Man and Black Kid.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=64004&d=1258207945

  81. I think due to NaNoWriMo I’ll only have time for the one entry, so I wanted to make it count. “Chrome Falcon” made me think of a 1950’s car, so I modeled my superhero along those lines, with chrome lines and hubcaps and stuff.

    http://www.ianthealy.com/graphics/ChromeFalcon.png

  82. Now that the gals are no longer topless, I figured it was worth recreating the Bronze Dragon a little better dressed. And so here she is, Victoria Loveless (I must have had Lucy Lawless on the brain when I submitted the previous entry, she was always supposed to be Loveless, but my fingers weren’t taking proper dictation.) a.k.a. “The Bronze Dragon”.

    — Brons

  83. Talk of fingers not taking dictation… HERE she is, Victoria Loveless a.k.a. β€œThe Bronze Dragon”:

    http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/BronzeDragon-2.png

    One more time with feeling.

    — Brons

  84. how do you save an up-close pic of your character?

  85. @Kyle: Do a print screen of it while in “Headshot View”, then copy into an image program like Paint, and save.

  86. I give you the next generation of super soldier. War Wrecker

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=64057&d=1258374431

  87. @kyle: Sorry, didn’t see this until I was saving the entries.

    To save a close-up, you have to do a manual screen capture. Click on the Portrait view button, then do a screen capture as described in the FAQ:

    http://www.heromachine.com/frequently-asked-questions/#FAQ11