Character Contest 29: Armorium

In honor of the wee-inducing release of the Iron Man 2 trailer today, Character Contest 29 challenges you to come up with the best "Power Armor" character you can. If you are chosen as the winner, you'll get either any item you like, or a portrait of yourself, to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 release.

Contest rules are simple:

  • Create a character using any version of HeroMachine you like;
  • Post an image of that character on any publicly accessible web site (like PhotoBucket, ImageShack, the UGO Forums, etc.) and put the link to that image in a comment to this post;
  • Include the name of your character and a one-sentence summary of their powers or personality, something to quickly identify them for the viewer.

I'll pick the Finalists next Monday, though this time we'll go back to the old system of me just picking the Honorable Mentions and overall winner, by request in the comments.

No limit on entries this week so knock yourself out!

80 Responses to Character Contest 29: Armorium

  1. Demented The Clown

    Sweet, Imma Have To Start Making Characters Again, Whenever i Can Find Some “Inspiration” ;o]

  2. Danny Beaty

    We’re going back to the old way! YAY!

  3. Reaper is the newest suited threat to appear in New York. Wielding an energy scythe and a suit, he is extremely deadly.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67478&d=1268088405

  4. In an alternate timeline in which the superhero Civil War continued until the majority of America’s superhuman populace was imprisoned in the negative zone, Tony Stark needed an unquestioning and merciless enforcer to keep order at Negative Zone: Prison Alpha. Merging Spider Slayer and Deathlok technologies with his own designs, Stark created:
    Arachnicide!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/Arachnicide.png

    And partly because of his setting in the Negative Zone and partly because I was having fun playing with color:
    Arachnicide: Presented in Nega-Vision!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/ArachnicideNeg.png

  5. This is Prime. He is a failed ESP (enhanced soldier project). His abilities include high strength, enhanced speed, the ability to siphon electricity to either heal or attack, and of course the experimental suit he wears that augment these abilities even further. The processes that created him left him near insanity, and caused his need to escape from ‘termination’. Now he fights the US military and their enemies, as both sides want this ‘weapon’ for themselves.

  6. http://forums.ugo.com/showpost.php?p=624525&postcount=1120
    This is Ice Box The Cryo-suit gives him control over his ice powers

    http://forums.ugo.com/showpost.php?p=623269&postcount=1096
    This suited dark avenger goes by the name Black Moth

    http://forums.ugo.com/showpost.php?p=619937&postcount=1039
    Union not only is he/it is the suit

    http://forums.ugo.com/showpost.php?p=616079&postcount=1008
    His name says it all

    http://forums.ugo.com/showpost.php?p=613983&postcount=967
    War Blade ’nuff said

    http://forums.ugo.com/showpost.php?p=611600&postcount=902
    The Mechas able to increase mass and size to just under 100
    feet these are the guys they call when Toyko is getting stepped on

    http://forums.ugo.com/showpost.php?p=610664&postcount=880

    http://forums.ugo.com/showpost.php?p=599478&postcount=570

  7. former security guard fred maxwell’s brain was put in a armoured shell with many weapons at his disposial but due to his inability to feel emotions the head of the project named him tin man . http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww278/RJ_McD/?action=view&current=tinmanupgrade.jpg

  8. 1. Dragonfly – a lightweight armored suit meant for covert operations, night attacks, etc. Developed by Dr. Rachel Flynn, seen here wearing the prototype:

    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk178/Diamond197207/Dragonfly.png

    2. Victorian Steam Robot – not strictly a suit (although it can be modified into one 😀 ). A product of the finest British engineering, it first saw action during the Crimean War of the 1850s:

    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk178/Diamond197207/VictorianSteamRobot.png

  9. An armored suit used by the Kaiser’s army in an alternate 1940s:

    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk178/Diamond197207/Juggernaut.png

  10. The Tech Angel, clad in a light weight protective Power armor which enhances her speed and dexterity, the Tech Angel is armed with both a heavy Sonic Cannon and high frequency Plasma sword.

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/Kaldath/TechAngelHM3-1.png

  11. The teenage technopathic crimeboss, Checkmate.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67117&d=1266709679
    His two lieutenants. The light dagger throwing Knife.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67128&d=1266755290
    The cryokinetic Frost.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67127&d=1266755283
    The suited villain with laser gauntlets, Teslan
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=65244&d=1261843493
    Don’t know if this counts, but here is the merc, named Frame, with a frame that allows energy manipulation and superstrength.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=65802&d=1263346629

  12. When Living Laser was shunted across the universe by Jim Rhodes, his light form was damaged to the point of dissolution. In his adventures returning to Earth he made use of a powerful alien armor which could both house his energy form safely and channel it in powerful and destructive ways!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/LivingLaser.png

    Nanite- a military engineer working in nanotechnology, Alexander Edison invented a specialized suit which housed billions of sophisticated machine particles. These particles can expand outwards and make use of hard-light technology to project energy constructs.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/Nanite.png

    Flyboy- an airforce pilot turned superhero after being bonded to an experimental rocket propulsion armor, capable of moving several times the speed of sound with a range of advanced energy projection weapons.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/Flyboy.png

  13. Demented The Clown

    MidKnight
    http://i43.tinypic.com/15gedmw.jpg

    MidKnight Is Stuck In His Purple And Glowing Green Robotic Armor, Because Without Its Life Support System He Would Die Of Organ Failure. He Can Fly With The Jets In His Boots, Has An Array Of On Board Weaponry And Beams. The Suit Runs Off Of A Rare Diamond Like Man Made Compound Known As EF-556. It Recharges This Compound With Movement, Sunrays, Radiation, Electricity, And Kinetic Energy.

  14. Demented The Clown

    Captain Steam, Based On The Steampunk Style

    With Strong Bionic Gloves, And A Steam Powered Jetpack, He Rules The Sky.
    Flying Around Kicking Ass, And Saving Babies. His Powers Derive From His Advanced Brass Mechanized Jetpack, That Also Powers His Bonecrushing Gloves. With The Endurance Of His Gloves, And Propulsion Of His Jetpack He Can Lift 100 Times His Weight. The Brass In His Jetpack And Gloves Is A Super Strong Brass From Jupiters Moon.

    http://i38.tinypic.com/mhpvmp.jpg

  15. Danny Beaty

    THE GRAY GUARDIAN
    A laid-off security guard is chosen to be the Gray Guardian. The GG suit of armour is impervious to bullets and bombs; it gives the wearer superhuman strength, speed, and the ability to super leap.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=280672&l=5b56fa0f4c&id=1815191475

    EXO-MAN
    A scientist builds a super powered, impervious flying exoskeleton and fights crime as Exo-Man.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=280670&l=b114be0534&id=1815191475

    AIRSTRIKE
    A double-crossed hitman steals an impervious flying suit of armour and declares war on organized crime as the high flying avenger Airstrike.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=280656&l=ae7d042067&id=1815191475

  16. http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad264/ElJefe_bucket/?action=view&current=hm3-beta20.jpg&jwidget_action=album

    Alien temple guard
    His mecha-suit gives him superiour strength and protection
    It also contains a saw-blade.

  17. Project: PATRIOT, designed to be Americas robotic guardian and beacon of hope during the Cold War. Can fly at sub-sonic speeds, can lift in the region of 80 tons and has a kinetic force-blaster on one arm. Personality consists of pre-recoded anti-communist messages.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67506&d=1268166825

  18. Riddlerclue

    http://s833.photobucket.com/albums/zz254/Riddlerclue/?action=view&current=hm3-beta.jpg

    Sorry forgot summary. Heh.
    Anyways, Jim Barr was the son of a police officer, who was killed by an unknown assailant during a shooting. He wanted to join the police force, but was rejected due to his physique. He was however known for his skills in robotics, and genetics. The Army hired him to work on a secret project code named: BULLETMAN. Jim managed to create a formula which increased his strength, a jetpack, and an advanced suit of armor which was bulletproof. But his greatest invention of all was the Gravity Regulator Helmet. This helmet protected Jim from the forces of gravity, letting him propel himself like a bullet, with no injury. Jim was, at last, able to avenge his father by fighting crime as: BULLETMAN!

  19. A couple more.

    The Green Ronin is the guardian of Japan:
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk178/Diamond197207/GreenRonin.png

    And Yellowjacket is one I did quite a while ago, but I always liked the way it turned out, so I thought I’d enter it here. He’s pretty much an Iron Man rip-off as far as back story goes:
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk178/Diamond197207/Yellowjacketversion2.png

  20. Danny Beaty

    Hi Ridderclue! Welcome to HM3!

  21. Danny Beaty

    Silly me! Hi Riddlerclue! Welcome to HM3!

  22. Bit of a goofy one, but I think he looks tough!

    Oscar Alvarez de Icasa was a child prodigy enrolled in a prestigious technical school as a gifted pianist and engineer. After his gambling father’s debts cost him his hands and the rest of his family, Oscar developed a powerful set of armored limbs and a pair of energy gauntlets which he uses to gain his revenge on the criminal underworld as MANOS!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/Manos.png

  23. InkGun: A tattoo artist who thought it’d be cool to have a powered-suit of armor that shoots flames from it’s fingertips.

    http://members.cox.net/freethespam/ink_gun.jpg

  24. I thought we could do with a bubblegum inspired power suit, so here it is:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/ricardo.m.almeida/Stuff#5446862911060087570

  25. Is it Jane Jetson?
    No!
    Joan Jet?
    No!
    It’s… Jet Lilly!

    Version 1:
    http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/MrVampire_photos/HeroMachine/JetLilly1.jpg

    Version 2 (is not as nice as version 1):
    http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/MrVampire_photos/HeroMachine/JetLilly2.jpg

    Her background story is so shrouded in mystery that not even her characters creator knows it.

  26. Ooops, forgot to mention that Jet Lilly was made with HM Classic!
    Proving that Old school is not old hat!

  27. Tank:Super-strength
    Supersonic flight at Mach 3
    Energy repulsors
    Variety of offensive and defensive weapons including missiles and laser blasters
    http://s961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/dhabirunner/?action=view&current=Tank.jpg&newest=1

    IronHAwk:advanced suit allowing flight, superhuman strength, and energy blasts
    http://s961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/dhabirunner/?action=view&current=Ironhawk.jpg&newest=1

    Jet:Superhuman strength
    Durability
    Air Jets and wings
    Laser Cannon
    Advanced Sensors
    http://s961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/dhabirunner/?action=view&current=Blueboy.jpg&newest=1

  28. Beetle Bot

    1) He has a plasma cannon.
    2) It has a clamshell so sharp it can cut up a diamond.
    3) It flies with their wings, and you can hide it in his body as well as the beetles.
    4) His antenna transmits messages to his superiors.

    http://img196.imageshack.us/i/beetlebot.png/

  29. This is Kubernan. He is a member of the Squadron Prime. His technological armored suit can withstand any nuclear blast. He can also fly and release plasma beams. He also has lightsabers.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67086&d=1266597416

  30. Grapple. A member of the mysterious group of villains, the Millennial Horde. The origin of Grapple, like all of his compatriots, is unclear but what is known is that they appear to be from the future. They seem to have come to this time to stop one key event from happening and have targeted the Squadron Prime, but for what purpose is not known. Grapple is a cybernetic human whose limbs can grapple onto any object. His hands and feet can be projected similar to grappling hooks. Grapple can also interface with any electronic system.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67348&d=1267454928

  31. Demented The Clown

    Joe Blue
    http://i41.tinypic.com/12548c6.jpg
    Has Many On Board Plasma And Missile Weapons

  32. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/Verdant.png

    In a future where feudal chaos reigns, Raymond Nabokov developed a powerful set of armor to protect his community from roving gangs of cannibals and ambitious feudal overlords. Possessing supersonic flight, superhuman strength, a wide array of sensors and a number of energy weapons, Nabokov gives hope to the masses as the emerald knight: VERDANT!

  33. http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/gades1313/Centaur.png

    The colonists that came to the small planet Kyotar thought they had found a vibrant world full of fertile grasslands. And they had. But they never knew the planet was populated with bloodthirsty centaurs….and their champion, Attila!

  34. Is it cool if we use pics that are already made and posted? If so here is Robomaticon MK3, 4, 5 and 6.
    Basically, Rob Ot was a scientist whose facility was robbed of life saving equipment, so he built a suit to track down the crooks. He ended up making more of them and becoming a superhero. Powers are kinda obvious (weapons etc.).
    I would post MK1 and 2, but they were done with HM2.5.

    MK3: http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=57471&d=1240738700
    MK4: http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=58026&d=1241956269
    MK5: http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=58252&d=1242469289
    MK6: http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=58707&d=1243503641

  35. http://s833.photobucket.com/albums/zz254/Riddlerclue/?action=view&current=hm3-beta-1.jpg&newest=1

    Mortimer Gloom was a mob boss who tried to make up for his crimes after his son was killed in a shoot-out against a rival gang. At 79 years old, Gloom had amassed a large fortune, and began to donate it all to charity and endeavors that would help mankind. One of his projects was a synthesis of human and machine parts, that would, in theory, give one immortality. Gloom soon became obsessed with the project, due to his fear of death and his old greed resurfacing. He decided to preform the process on himself with devastating results….
    Rest of the origin will be poster with the second version since it’s y’know…kinda long….

  36. A.E.R.I.E- Gail Summers, a military engineer working in weapons division, was put in charge of developing an interface system around a mysterious alien artifact that negated the laws of gravity. To this end she developed the Aerial Executor Robotic Interface Exoskeleton, eventually becoming its pilot. The alien artifact is at the core of the armor, among a number of other features including: onboard navigation systems, pulse cannon, and a number of secondary sensor/weapon arrays.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/Aerie.png

  37. Heromachine V3 has a lot of good tech and transformer bits, so my first thought when I read about this contest was to look for the hard challenge in the area, and it seemed to me that that was a feminine power-suit character. My first (and perhaps only) entry is the result of this.

    Presenting Nikki Chopper, the “Robo-Girl”.

    Nikki was the victim of a series of terrible accidents, accidents that cause major parts of her body to be replaced with robot parts. Technically she’s a cyborg and not a robot, but several of the pieces of technology that went into her construction came from her cousin, twice removed, Bob Crane, the original Robotman, and so she honors him with her nom de guerre.

    http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Robo-Girl.png

  38. Anomaly- Rydra Venn is member of an extradimensional police force that intervenes on distant worlds whenever somebody threatens the integrity of the space/time continuum and the structure of the multiverse. Rydra wears an officer’s regulator suit which multiplies her strength by a factor of 20 and attunes her vibrational frequency to inhabit whatever dimension is in need.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/Anomaly.png

  39. spidercow2010

    KobaltXE is a powered exo-suit, heavily armed, amoral, and programmed to slay, with AI that overrides its wearer’s will. It built its own anti-grav platform.
    http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy284/spidercow2010/KOBALTxe.jpg

  40. spidercow2010

    On the planet of the Androarachnids, a top intelligence agent lost a pair of limbs in the line of duty, so their scientists rebuilt him as the Spidroid.
    http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy284/spidercow2010/Spidroid-1.jpg

  41. Before I post my picture can someone tell me if you think that my Gauntlet looks good or should I change something on it?
    http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/7214/hm3beta.jpg

  42. http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/gades1313/6arm.png

    Originally designed as a harness to assist in the aid of earthquake victims, once the Government got involved, the 6-armed harness was modified into a suit, and the Green Giant was born! Or perhaps the New York Jets needed a WR who wouldn’t drop passes…..

  43. The armored guys are fun! Lots of unusual body types to work with 😀

    The Relentless armor is piloted by First Officer Hank Norema, Anomaly’s direct superior and commanding officer. Possessing immense strength and several distinct weapons systems, including tactical nuclear devices and quantum explosives, Relentless is only called in as a last resort when multiversal disturbances need to be quickly and ruthlessly eliminated.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/Relentless.png

  44. spidercow2010

    And this one goes out . . . to all the ladies . . .
    Mankind trembles before the wrath of Apynkalypse!
    http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy284/spidercow2010/Apynkalypse.jpg

  45. The Terramancer. Using his specially designed harness he is capable of controlling the minerals on the planet. He is quite egotistical, and likes to flaunt his intelligence.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67559&d=1268414487

  46. http://s833.photobucket.com/albums/zz254/Riddlerclue/?action=view&current=KolSkra.jpg

    The Kol’Skra are an alien species that is against the stereotype that all aliens are horrible monsters that want to conquer the universe. So, to enforce their message, they have taken over a vast portion of the cosmos. Kol’Skra’s don’t understand irony, so this is a genius move to them.

    Their warriors are placed in power suits that give them mechanical spider legs, and metallic tentacles that fire deadly beams of energy. They are also encased in an armored shell, so their fluxokaws don’t get grffnd in half….That would make more sense if you were a Skol’Kra I suppose.

  47. http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/gades1313/redphoenix.png

    He was once a brilliant scientist and engineer working for the Government who had discovered a new mysterious blue energy source. When his family was taken hostage and killed for this energy source(because the Government doesn’t negotiate with terrorists), he turned all his rage and hate into developing a a suit powered by the energy. Destroying the Government base where he once worked, the scientist was no more, and the Red Phoenix rose from the ashes!

  48. Oni-San: Disfigured Yakuza assassin. The armor has flight, telescopic vision and super-strength. Oni-San uses them to run his enemies clean through. One would think that he would use the advantage of flight with a range weapon, such as a laser or rockets. Not Oni-San, he prefers an up-close, personal kill.

    http://members.cox.net/freethespam/oni-san.jpg

  49. http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad264/ElJefe_bucket/?action=view&current=hm3-beta21.jpg

    kinoto

    Japanese cop who was fired, then he built a power suit to keep fighting crime

  50. Kit Audley is a marine biologist specializing in deep sea exploration. Her Fathon biosuit is tremendously durable, and possesses high level superhuman strength to allow Kit to survive and move freely at such extreme depths. Her armor is equipped with an oxygen filter that recycles and purifies her own air, negating the need for traditional breathing apparatuses. The suit also has a number of sensory capabilities, allowing her to see in lowlight or pitch black environments as well as scan for various types of radiation. She can also make use of an electrical defense system to scare off any predatory or dangerous marine life. Fathom travels with a compact surveillance unit with sophisticated AI and recording equipment synced up to her communication systems.

    Fathom:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/Fathom.png

    Fathom (at work!):
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/FathomScene.png

  51. @Gene: Nice job on Guardian!

  52. @Danny B: Thanks 🙂

  53. After his tattoo artist friend Smitz built himself a flame-throwing power suit and became InkGun, the Bobster asked to have one built for him. Smitz happily obliged (for a fee$$$). Now, the stocky former college fencer is Rum Runner. With his faithful parrot Morgan… well… you get the idea.

    http://members.cox.net/freethespam/rum_runner.html

  54. A couple more:

    The former villain, now a hero; Dr. Carl Reygas, AKA Insect
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/MYLJFUqckdixAbBNv4SgDQ?feat=directlink

    Ans this is the villain Kurse. He hates costumed crime fighters with a passion.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/LPqZVpK0YjBV0Rd6YV9fYg?feat=directlink

  55. Meltdown, Arsenal, Lord Demonicous

  56. Clutter:
    Super strength
    Flight
    Durability
    Endurance
    Various other armaments
    Variety of communication & sensor arrays
    http://s961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/dhabirunner/?action=view&current=Clutter.jpg

  57. Jillian, Armed Forces reject, she joins a private company that specializes in space patrol. Personally she thinks they have a more sinister agenda.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67677&d=1268616725

  58. This may be too late but what the hell. You don’t win if you don’t enter.
    Major Tom is the bravest astronaut NASA has ever known. Strapping on a test rocket pack and blasting into the stars in search of adventure and alien women.

    ….Or something like that.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67695&d=1268662723