Character Contest 30: Gadgeteer

Your creation challenge for the week is to come up with the best character built on the theme of a "gadgeteer", someone who has no inherent super-powers but rather depends on gadgets for their abilities. Examples in the real comics world of gadgeteers would be Nite Owl, Batman, and Iron Man. Captain America would not qualify even though he prominently uses a gadget (the shield) because of the Super Soldier Serum. Ditto Thor with Mjolnir and the whole godhood thing.

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, and again this time we'll use the old system of me just picking the Honorable Mentions and overall winner.

No limit on entries this week so knock yourself out!

74 Responses to Character Contest 30: Gadgeteer

  1. What about Hawkeye? Would he count?

  2. http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67012&d=1266446988

    Miss Independence

    Lana Graham, along with her partner and best friend Colleen Clements, a.k.a. Miss United, are two former beauty pagent winners-turned Marines-turned superheroines. After leaving the Corps after the death of their mentor in Afghanistan, the pair of bombshells decided to serve America on their own. Soon realizing they needed more of a global vision, they began to recruit female warriors for their team, the Global Girls. Miss Independence is deceptively strong and is an world-class martial artist. Sister of Vixen.

  3. http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=66773&d=1265932444

    Darkbird

    No one knows the identity of this masked vigilante, except him. His name is Eric Mitchell. Three years ago, he was in a car accident where he lost his wife, Laura. He prowls the streets at night and glides in on his metal wings. He saves the innocent and punishes the guilty before disappearing just as fast as he arrived. No one knows how, but he always seems to know where he is needed most. As a result, he is a most reliable ally to the Squadron Prime, though he has turned down membership numerous times.

  4. http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67158&d=1266849485

    Union Jill

    Jillian Tate. From Manchester, England. A premiere fighter and martial artist, Jillian was recruited to represent Her Majesty in the Global Girls. Although she will always be a loyal subject of the throne, she has grown fond of her new home at GG headquarters in Houston, particularly the men. Of all the Girls, she’s the more amorous one. She is an expert with a sword as well. Mutual attraction to Kubernan of the Squadron Prime.

  5. Yes, someone like Hawkeye (or Green Arrow for that matter) would count — they are just highly trained regular humans, who use a tool as their main super-hero power.

  6. So the disqualifying factor is some external or internal (in the case of mutants) that in some way changes them in a way that gives them an ability or power that they can control.

  7. Also, I don’t think Iron Man would count. It’s not just a suit of armor for him, like it is for War Machine. His undersheath is now implanted underneath his skin. He is always connected to his servers.

  8. Well, I do have a few in my hero archive:

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61419&d=1250581774

    Jason Cho is the Silver Owl. Using his metal-working skills he created some weapons and body armour and used them to fight the criminals in his neighbourhood. Has no powers, but is an exceptional martial artist.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61894&d=1252090442

    Terry Hughes is the Crusader, a man who took up the role of vigilante in the name of god during the golden age. Has no superhuman abilities.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=62031&d=1252686324

    James Hughes is the son of Terry Hughes, and the second man to use the name Crusader. Highly intelligent and a master of hand-to-hand combat.

  9. I have quite a few none powered characters in my archive so I may as well enter them.

    First is the criminal turned vigilante, Red Devil.
    Red Devil once worked for the mafia but when his wife was killed by a mob boss that mistakenly believed Devil was working as a police informant he donned a mask a took revenge.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67864&d=1269300076

    Second is the Assassin, Silent.
    Silent is the best of the best. The target never sees him coming and he never leaves any evidence. If Silent accepts a contract on your head, you WILL die.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67865&d=1269300102

    Third is the armored Hornet.
    The Hornet is a rich playboy who got bored with his life and commissioned an armored suit to be built so he could play at being a superhero. He looks menacing but is rather inept.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67866&d=1269300178

    I’ll probably make a new character for this one too when I have time.

  10. Da Mamma, has a purse full of crime fighting gadgets. The shoemerang, the gilt trip inducer, the I know what you are thinking ring, the see behind the head glasses, the fly swatter, and many more.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67868&d=1269302124

  11. KnightStick

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=58745&d=1243608966

    KnightStick walks in perpetual darkness. Born deaf, at age 13 Kane Simmons lost his eyesight in a car accident. He also lost his mother, the driver of the car.
    His father, a cyberneticist, never had much need for the boy and Kane was an average student, the kind of kid most people overlook–or feel sorry for, until the day, at 15, when his father tried to make up for all the lost time with Kane by inventing super-enhanced eyes and advanced hearing devices for Kane. Almost immediately, Kane could make out shapes and noises, he was overwhelmed with joy and over time he developed the ability to “see & hear” like everyone else.

    A problem arose, one day, when the nanobots used in the creation of the “eyes & ears”, overloaded Kane’s cerebral cortex, grafted there, and hypersensitized his hearing and vision. The hypersensitivity almost drove him to madness. All the sounds and images in a one block area assaulted his mind. Unable to shut them out, his father quickly wisked him into a deprivation chamber in his laboratory where the world was shut off from Kane.
    Kane’s father worked day and night to reverse the process that had injured his child, finally achieving some success by “tuning down” Kane’s hearing and visual stimuli to a bare minimum. Even at this level Kane was almost constantly in pain, so Kane was fitted with external dampeners to help him cope with the flood of stimuli.

    Over the next 10 years Kane sought out doctors, psychologists and even monks in Tibet to help him balance the constant war within him. His success came with an unexpected side effect. All the training had actually allowed him to be able to focus his visual and listening ablilities into a kind of “sonar”. Now he fights on the side of good with the martial arts skills of the ancient monks.

    His tonfa, are made of a composite material which keep them light but super-strong. They are collapsible enough to be carried on his belt, but can telescope to a length to be used even for climbing and they have built-in, adjustable stun capabilities.

  12. Billionaire Philanthropist Ronald Irons survived an airplane crash that left him a paraplegic. He used his wealth, brilliant mind, and love for cowboy action shooting to create the centaur suit and many varied rounds for use in his custom weapons.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67878&d=1269310860

  13. Here’s mine:
    http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss218/HecNukem/hm3-beta2.jpg
    His name is Lightning Rod
    He was a scientist who found out how to create a lightning gun using steam technology (He was that good a scientist). When a secret government organization heard of his invention, they demanded he hand it over to them. When he refused they kidnapped his family to trade for the machine. He complied with their demands until he found out that they had already killed his family and were planning to kill him as soon as he the machine for them. He used his machine against the agents and escaped their clutches. He now roams the streets fighting any signs he sees of the organization and making sure that what happened to him never happens to anyone ever again. He used to be known as Dr. Roderickson, now he is LIGHTNING ROD!!!!

  14. The Seeker
    A Good guy gone bad. Uses the tech that the created in order to go for world domination
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=59929&d=1246144771

  15. The Super Thief

    A raging Klepto who developed tech to help him be a better kleptomaniac. Is currently wanted in 10 countries.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=59219&d=1244589102

  16. “I am the question that burns within, I am an enigma in plain view!”

    Secret Identity: Enigma
    Real name: Karl Jones
    Age: 34
    Gender: Male
    Powers/Abilities?: Karl has no actually superpowers, but with a PH.D in physics, scientific engineering, and mechanics; who needs powers when that person has the most dangerous weapon known to all of mankind…The human brain. At the last year at his college, Karl discovered a way control ZPE in the form of two mid arm metal gauntlets. (Zero Point Energy, otherwise known in Quantum Mechanics as “Vacuum Energy”) which could manipulate the gravity around a specific objects at the user’s will, create protective force fields or energy contructs, endow the user with superhuman strength and enhanced durability or create massive vortexs to suck his/her enemies into a realm unknown.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=64989&d=1260945582

  17. i made one. http://i.imagehost.org/0854/THE_IRON_EAGLE.jpg

    THE IRON EAGLE.. um… i’ll get back to you when i think of a backstory

  18. Well, I’m not a great one for creating background stories, but I give you the Crimson Avenger (and I apologize beforehand as I don’t know if this name is already taken)

    http://picasaweb.google.com/ricardo.m.almeida/Stuff#5451672139758836834

  19. Henry Boyd, AKA The Villainous Robot Wrangler. He uses his robot minions to steal, fight, guard, and take embarassing videos of heroes and uploads them to Youtube.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/uAhM6sOJHdugrsn6LNd97g?feat=directlink

  20. In this week’s contest, I’m going to do something that’s not done too often: submit a character created with HeroMachine V2 rather than V3. She is my mysterywoman creation: Bette Noir. Bette is actually not just a single character, but a series of 5 characters in 9 distinct costumes stretching from the pulp era to the present. The five Bettes are:

    1. Liz Black, 1932-1945 (& 1951-1953) – Pulp, Golden Age
    2. Jenny Rose, 1946-1950 – Good Girl
    3. Isabella Martinelli 1956-1969 – Silver Age
    4. Liz Marshall 1970-1992 – Bronze Age
    5. Liza Gray, 1993-present – Bad Girl, Modern

    Bette’s modus operandi changed somewhat over the years, but she was always an unpowered heroine. Initially she wielded .45 caliber pistols, later she switched to gadgets such as grapple- and gas-guns, black-out bombs and the like. In her Bronze Age incarnation she appeared to have occult powers, but they were actually special effects and gadgets used to strike fear in the hearts of criminals.

    Bette was explicitly created to both to recapitulate the history of superheroes and mystery men from the pulps to now with a feminine twist and to explore the range of characters that HeroMachine could create. Originally, she was called merely “Mystery Woman”, but over time she transformed to Bette Noir, half of the team of Bette Noir and Belle Donna, the stars of Beauty and the Beast and Mystery Woman comics.

    I don’t know if a V2 character can win against V3’s added features, but Bette has been a an effort of love, and she started on HM2, so I thought I should try submitting that version of her, and that’s what you will find here:

    http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/HMcontest-BB.html

    But if you’re curious, you can find both HeroMachine V3 and the Timm-styled Hero-O’Matic alpha versions of her by following the links on the above page, but only the HM2 versions on the page itself should be considered my entry to this week’s contest.

  21. First entry!

    1) Meta

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

    Meta’s life as a civilian ended the moment his family was killed in the collateral damage caused by a fight between Solomon Grundy and the JSA. He received considerable funding and training from a clandestine organization seeking to eliminate the metahuman population and now functions as an assassin specializing in metahuman targets. His armor and weapons are designed solely to improve his baseline human abilities and to neutralize any metahuman threats.:

    -His costume is woven of a microfiber titanium mesh to withstand heavy impacts, the outer layers containing a number of conductor filaments that absorb kinetic impact.
    -The joints of his armor, at the shoulders knees, and feet, also absorb kinetic energy upon impact, allowing Meta to land safely from great heights or distance. This energy can be stored and released to add significant force to his blows.
    -The strobelights at his chest emit blinding flashes and supersonic frequencies to disorient foes with enhanced senses.
    -Meta’s staff absorbs exotic forms of energy (such as extraterrestrial or magic radiation) and can redirect it in powerful bursts. He travels with a hovering surveillance orb which he can sync up to the optic sensors in his mask, providing him with 360 vision.

  22. The Gremlin (full origin story posted with Character). Though not a Gadgeteer himself, I created him for this particular contest.

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

  23. Hi gang! Lots of good entries so far!

    THE LONE GUNMAN
    The Lone Gunman uses firepower on criminals. He is a former hitman who is trying to make up for his past crimes by bringing down mobsters.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=296760&l=ea17cb2f72&id=1815191475

    IRONCLAD
    When John Wellington learns that Confederate troops are getting closer to the nations capitol, he uses an experimental steam-powered exoskeleton (and firepower) to fight the Johnny Rebs as Ironclad
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=296762&l=52ed15a77f&id=1815191475

    THE SLY FOX
    Royce Kinkaid is really the Sly Fox. The Sly Fox’s costume is bulletproof. The high tech lenses of the mask allow the Sly Fox to see in the dark and to see through objects. The lenses also send signals to a video recorder on the back of his belt so he can record the criminals in the act. The spikes on his gloves are can be used as projectiles, as well as messing up a bad guy’s face. The ears of the suit allow for super hearing. He is an excellent fighter.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=296763&l=4762c6dd3d&id=1815191475

    THE DARK RIDER
    Lawyer Richard Russell fights crime in the Old West as the Dark Rider.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=296765&l=31a6253c59&id=1815191475

  24. By day he is the architect Drake Pirelli. By night he is VOLT. Three weeks ago he was caught up in a bank robbery, and shot in the chest. He fell onto a stack of electricity cables, and was shot again in the arm. As the bullet left his skin, it pierced the electricity cables, sending surges of electricity around his body. Armed with a revolver, he fights to save the Mayor’s daughter, and ultimately justice – to bring the man who did this to him down.
    COPYRIGHT

  25. Beyonder:Suit based off the Batman suit of Terry McGinnis
    http://s961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/dhabirunner/?action=view&current=Beyonder.jpg

    Iron Mini- When Hank Pym was in his miniture state, an unkown enemy covered him in an unknow gas that stripped him of his powers and left him in his small state. Worried he went to his friend and superhero ally, Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Stark vowed he would do his best to find a way to help Pym. In the mean time, Pym became depressed that he could not help people, being so small with no powers. Stark, taking pity on his friend, and knowing his heart was in the right place, built Pym a suit of Ironman armor he could control from inside the helmet. Pym was greatful that now he had a way to help people and wouldn’t be useful while people were in danger and while others tried to figure out how to get him back to normal.

  26. Jared Dickson, Steam punk gadgeteer showing off his flight pack

    http://s714.photobucket.com/albums/ww145/costanps/?action=view&current=Gadget2.jpg

  27. I’m taking the Gadgeteer theme here very literally with the character GADGET.

    Engineer Julia Wilkes worked for a high-tech corporation whose products included advanced weapons. Her youth and perpetually sunny demeanor made it difficult for her to be seen as anything but an inexperienced girl, even as she developed her exo-suit as a side project intended for the military. Hoping to prove herself, Julia tested the suit out herself, and found it so thrilling that she decided to use it to fight crime as “Gadget”. The exo-suit is a skintight body glove covered in circuitry, to which varied advanced weapons can be attached to so the user can control the weapons and other devices. The magnetic energy that keeps the weapons attached also acts as a medium powered force field.

    Julia’s outfit barely qualifies as a real costume. Much more modest than the typical superheroine, she was too self-conscious to just wear a form-fitting body suit and instead threw on a t-shirt and shorts. She noticed that most heroes wear boots, but all she could find were old cowboy boots she never wore. Completing her costume is a “G” quickly painted on her t-shirt. As Gadget, Julia constantly tinkers with her inventions, sometimes out in the field.

    http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx88/jzelger/Gadget_HM3.png

  28. I haven’t entered in a while, so I’m a little rusty, but here goes:

    Riot, real name Ryan Otero, is a former S.W.A.T. officer turned vigilante. He uses advanced body armor, weaponry, and surveillance equipment in combination with years of experiance to fight crime in the city…

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

  29. Hsssshhh… the Gremlin has found worthy prizes in Robot Wrangler and Gadget.

  30. Hi gang! Here is some more info on my guys:

    THE LONE GUNMAN
    The Lone Gunman uses tracking devices, bugging devices, counter-bugging devices, flashbang grenades, etc. He is a master of street fighting and will bite an opponent if he has to.

    IRONCLAD
    Ironclad’s exoskeleton gives him superhuman strength. It is more than a match for the bullets fired from Confederate guns.

    THE SLY FOX
    The Sly Fox uses flashbang grenades, shurikens, bugging and tracking devices, lockpicks, plus all of the things mentioned earlier. His mode of transportation is a VTOL vehicle equipped with lifter technology and jet engines.

    THE DARK RIDER
    The Dark Rider uses flashpowders, disguises, decoys, acids, smokescreens, and lockpicks. His dog can sniff-out drugs and explosives. His horse is trained to obey simple commands.

    Please remember it was WAY early in the morning when I posted my characters and I was too sleepy to go into a bunch of details about my guys. Good luck everyone!

  31. @ Worf: I just googled “Crimson Avenger,” and it looks like that name is still in use. Below is one of several links I found relating to that character:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimson_Avenger

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

    Daughter of a brilliant engineer, Cecilia Inman was heavily involved in her father’s work. During one such project, her father was attempting to harness the energy of a mysterious purple mineral, which could temporarily increase the vitality and strength of any individual after controlled exposure to its radiation. After witnessing her father’s murder at the hands of a local crime boss, Cecilia incorporated the last remaining sample of the mineral into a staff, armed herself with some of her father’s past inventions, and vowed revenge on the criminal element of her city as: The Orchid!

    Orchid uses:
    -A conduction staff housing the purple mineral her father studied, containing and allowing for brief bursts of exposure to its energy: temporarily imbuing Orchid with heightened physical attributes
    -A pair of scanning goggles developed for medial science which provide telescopic vision, x-ray vision, and thermal imaging
    -A costume made of a flexible metal alloy, providing her protection from small caliber firearms and knife attacks

  33. Quentin Quantum!
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/QQ.png

    Once an ordinary lab assistant, Quentin’s first day at a particular research station got off to a bad start when a group of mercenaries raided the experimental technologies division. Cornered in the main laboratory, Quentin grabbed the first device at hand and activated it on his assailants. That device happened to be a dimensional breach cannon, which opens controlled windows into other dimensions. His assailants were promptly devoured by hideous Cthonic entities. Thinking he might put such power to good use, Quentin tweaked the device to allow for more precise dimensional projection and keyed the controls to a gauntlet of his design. He now wages a one man war on crimes against science, wielding the power of beings too terrible to imagine, as QUENTIN QUANTUM!

  34. spidercow2010

    Opinions differ as to whether this aerial activist is Nature’s guardian or an eco-terrorist, savior or saboteur, but by now the media just calls her the Flying Monkey Wench. http://s800.photobucket.com/albums/yy284/spidercow2010/?action=view&current=MkyWnch.jpg

  35. spidercow2010

    Opinions differ as to whether this aerial activist is Nature’s guardian or an eco-terrorist, savior or saboteur, but by now the media just calls her the Flying Monkey Wench. http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy284/spidercow2010/MkyWnch-1.jpg

  36. Here is my entry, Hardware
    Eugene Terrance had always been good with electronics. He had disassembled and then reassembled a radio when at five. By the time he was ten he was rebuilding and improving computers. When he entered high school, he had invented several items, including a jetpack. Soon he had laser gauntlets and a technogoggle also invented. Deciding to follow his childhood dream to be a superhero, Eugene designed a suit to become Gadget. After a month of going solo, he and four other young hereos joined forces as the Cadets.

    Several years passed and Eugene aced MIT He finally settled down to work as a BSH tech expert. He designs all those nifty gadgets that the agents use to teleport agressors and to enhance their abilities. Recently though, he has stockpiled tech to fight crime once again, but this time as Hardware.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67073&d=1266536183

  37. Gauntlet was once a lowly thug in a gang. One night after a robbery, he stumbled onto a pair of gauntlets. Unknown to him they were dropped off bya techno savvy villain. Gauntlet put them on and power surged inside him. He could now manipulate pure energy with aid of the gauntlets. He became the villain Gauntlet.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=65377&d=1262230042

  38. http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67919&d=1269443444

    Glen Foley, a super-genius who lost his arm in a car accident.He didn’t let this hinder him, as he grafted a powerful cybernetic arm onto his body with many gadgets built-in. He called this object, the Swiss Army Arm.

  39. Vendetta is motivated by one thing. Revenge. She will use any object she can lay her hands on to get back at those who hurt her.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=65132&d=1261350799

  40. Sutter Kaine

    Fabulous Flying Squirrel – The Fabulous Flying Squirrel is a mysterious vigilante who uses a variety of gadgets to fight crime, including a glider-suit, low-light goggles, wrist launchers that fire taser-darts, and a utility belt chock full of smokebombs, lockpicks, and other gimmicks.

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/Hero_Machine/flying_squirrel.jpg

    On another topic, can anyone tell me how to view images posted to formums.ugo.com? I created a login for the site but whenever I try to view an image I get an error message saying I don’t have sufficient privileges for the page.

  41. I’ve had the idea of this guy floating around for a while, but this is my first attempt at visualizing him 😀

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

    Ishmerai is a hunter of supernatural and undead creatures who trespass into our plane of existence. He is an ordinary man, if a particularly skilled fighter and tracker, who uses a number of mystical items to aid him in his journey to exile extra-dimensional beings from the Earthly realm.

    Ishmerai uses:
    -Clothing reinforced by ancient sigils of protection, the Sign of the Key providing supernatural durability and protection from mystic energies
    -A pauldron/gauntlet pair which reinforces his natural abilities providing superhuman strength in the arm on which he wears it, made of a unique alloy which disrupts certain ritual forms of magic
    -A pair of firearms grafted with blades of a similar alloy
    – Specially developed ammunition which can be modified for various effects (a phasing bullet, homing bullets, multiplying bullets, concussive bullets, etc.)
    -Boots that can defy gravity (allowing for limited hovering, walking on walls)
    – A shamanistic bag of holding, which can hold more items than is physically possible
    -A dimensional key grafted in place of his right eye eye, normally kept restrained by an eyepatch with a corresponding seal, which leads to a universe of demiurgic energy to be released in destructive bursts.

    Here’s a close-up without the eyepatch seal in place:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/IshmeraiClose.png

  42. @Sutter Kaine: Good job on the Fabulous Flying Squirrel!

  43. Vomit:
    http://s961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/dhabirunner/?action=view&current=Vomit.jpg

    Calvin Nivlac was always a sickly boy. He suffers from allergic reactions from anything and always has some sort of cold,always feeling like he has to throw up. When his parents died he ended up livinf on the streets. Not wanting to appear weak and wanting bullies to leave him alone, he learned how to aim his often need to through up. He used his aim to protect himself and others who needed his help.

    Umpire:
    http://s961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/dhabirunner/?action=view&current=Umpire.jpg

    Former minor league baseball player Dane Patterson, needed to do something after he was forced to retire from baseball. Inspired by the line from the movie Signs, “Swing away” Patterson went around the country beating up alien threats with his personalized baseball bat.

    Pop Diva:
    http://s961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/dhabirunner/?action=view&current=BritenySpears.jpg

    Britany Spears has plagued us with her music for years. She is now using it as a force of good and singing her vicious notes at villains and when they get caught off gaurd by it she squashes them with her breasts.

  44. http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=83&pictureid=868

    The Armadillo.

    Homeless bum Riley Naylor somehow won the lottery and lived his dream of being a millionaire by becoming a superhero. He protects the streets of Reno as the Armadillo using advanced armor and weapon technology that shields him from enemy attack. Its too bad that the money he spent on becoming a superhero was all that he had, know he’s living in his underground lair below the train tracks.

  45. Here is the Azure Archer.

    His belt contains a teleportation device, he uses a multitude of specialty arrows to bring criminals down, and his eye piece is a highly advanced targeting device.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/-BHNP8HBUeayaRlLq24FeQ?feat=directlink

    The archer is more of a vigilante, and he never, ever misses when he lets the arrow loose.

  46. Sol Invictus

    Ok, so I kinda ripped this one off from something I saw in the Rocketeer, but it was fun to make…

    Name: Reichsadler (Eagle of the Reich)
    Real Name: Hans Ertel
    Type: Villain
    Powers: Rocket-propelled flight; vast array of guns, grenades and other weapons

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67957&d=1269576145

  47. Sol Invictus

    Name: Drone
    Real Name: Patrick Sperry
    Type: Hero
    Powers: Drone possesses an armored exoskeleton that gives him enhanced strength, heightened agility and durability, flight, and the ability to cling to most surfaces.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67956&d=1269575968

  48. http://i072.radikal.ru/1003/a9/f65d7e101e81.jpg
    Daemon.
    Stim-punk super-villain.

  49. Sutter Kaine

    SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS – A pair of professional thieves who broke into an R&D facility and came out with advanced “personal weapons systems” they used to create supervillain identities.

    Scylla – Scylla wears a harness equipped with four nuclear-powered, titanium arms she is able to control mentally.

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/Hero_Machine/scylla.jpg

    Charybdis – Charybdis wears a “phase suit” that allows him to become incorporeal, travel via wormholes, and open portals to other dimensions.

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/Hero_Machine/Charybdis.jpg

  50. Here is one I made a long time ago. I uploaded it to the forums but I don’t think I ever submitted it to a contest on here.

    Gas Shot:

    http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f374/Deemanboy24/?action=view&current=GasShot.jpg&newest=1

    He is armed with an air pistol that shoots out different types of gases ranging from knockout gas to sticky gas and even a hallucinogenic gas that cause his opponents to think they’re going crazy. He can also make it so the gun shoots out special bullets that, when they strike, they release gas.

    In his original background story he was a Nazi special agent but in this one he is more of a Golden Age hero kind of like the Spirit.

    I made it with HM 2.5 . I tried “updating” him with 3 but couldn’t get it to look right.

  51. Sutter Kaine

    Frost
    Frost is a dangerous assassin who uses a combination of conventional weaponry and advanced technology, including a stealth suit that incorporates light-bending technology.
    http://s761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/Hero_Machine/?action=view&current=frost.jpg

  52. @Sutter Kaine: I have the same problem with the UGO forums. I created three accounts but still can’t access the forums. I can’t post nor can I view posts!

  53. Sutter Kaine

    @The Atomic Punk: That sucks. And when you click on “Contact Us”, all it does is take you to the main forum. I’m sure the fix is something obvious, but I can’t find it or even figure out how to ask anyone about it.

  54. According to WillyPete from a couple of weeks ago, you can post in the General UGO Forums for password issues or whatnot, try this link.

    I’ve also tried to PM Specktra directly, hopefully I can get some other contact method there if you can’t log into that forum either.

  55. Sutter Kaine

    @Jeff: Thanks for the info, I’ll give that a try.

    On another topic, when I posted Frost I forget to mention the lady on his arm. That’s his loyal sidekick and main squeeze, Ichi. She’s a ninja-trained assassin and her suit also contains microfibers that generate a light-bending “chameleon field”.

  56. Slipping in another one.

    The Red Ranger. A guardian and protector, he utilizes his skills as a tracker, Marksman and swordsman to locate and capture criminals of every sort. His Goggles allow him to see at night, and utilize UV to cut through smoke and fog. They also act as a HUD, connected to a computer that dose facial and voice recognition to help him locate bad guys. The gun is capable of stunning, killing, EMP, or even neutralizing certain powers. It is capable of firing a pencil thin beam of extreme accuracy, or a broad beam for close quarters combat. His sword is razor sharp and capable of vibrating thousand of times a second, allowing it to cut through almost anything. His jacket and cloak offer him protection from most fire arms, and some energy.

    His skills and equipment make the Red ranger the last person any Villain wants to find on his trail.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/GxuZNZaFpIUsMTe2KBajpg?feat=directlink

  57. Yeah, okay. another.

    Hoarfrost.

    He utilizes a Nitrogen powered reactor that is capable of generating extreme cold. Hoarfrost can freeze a bank vault door to the breaking point within seconds. He can also construct walls, slides, and other shapes as needed.

    Oh, yeah he’s a villain.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/3J8MAkB_Ci0Y2WUIcC9Y5A?feat=directlink

  58. Sutter Kaine

    Gadgeteer: Inventor turned villian who wears a jumpsuit brimming with weapons and gadgets. Pictured with him are his hench-girls, Trixie and Gimmick.

    http://s761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/Hero_Machine/?action=view&current=gadgeteer.jpg

  59. By the way, Hoarfrost is not some Poser in a parka. He’s no Johnny Snow.

    🙂

  60. Sutter_Kaine

    @Danny Beaty – Where I grew up the Civil War is still quaintly referred to as the War of Yankee Agression (and still being fought by some, apparently) but I like Ironclad. Nice concept and outfit. Maybe he could have an arch-enemy with a similiar suit, or a saboteur with an arsenal of gadgets, code-named Johnny Reb.

  61. Sutter Kaine

    April Fool: April Fool is a clown-themed villainess who uses a variety of weapons and gadgets disguised as novely items.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/Hero_Machine/april_fool.jpg

  62. @Sutter Kaine: Thanks for the kind words about Ironclad. I actually have a hero called “Johnny Reb” but can’t make him till I get a Confederate flag in HM3.

  63. @Danny Beaty: You no longer have that excuse — thanks to your comment, I made and have now uploaded a Rebel Flag into the Backgrounds-Shapes set. Enjoy!

  64. Sticking with the 80s theme: bloke

    “Eric Sawyer failed auditions to be in retro-80s cover bands…”

    Character and background:

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

  65. @the good Mr. Hebert: Thanks Jeff!

  66. Hello, fellow fans! I took the chance of creating these characters when HeroMachine Alpha published the ItemRight Music instruments. I am a musician and a music teacher, so i used some of my knowledge on the field for this. I wrote the captions in spanish for my fellow spanish speaking Facebook friends, but if anyone wishes a translation, let me know. See Y´All!

  67. Hello! Here are my characters; THE MUSIC CREW! Enjoy!