In honor of the American holiday of "Labor Day", your character creation challenge for the week is to come up with a character who in some way incorporates the concept of a laborer, your basic person who works with their hands and tools in some ways. Ditch diggers, brick layers, construction guys, assembly line workers, the people who go out and toil away in the hot sun getting their hands dirty.
Only in this case, they do it with super powers.
Some examples from the comics would be "The Absorbing Man", who has a demolition ball and chain as his weapon, or the "Bulldozer", or even the horrible "Truk".
The rules are the same as always:
- All entries must be submitted as a comment to this post;
- Each entry must have a link to a publicly accessible web site (i.e. the UGO Forums, ImageShack, whatever) where the image of your character is posted;
- Please name your files as [your name]-[character name].[file extension]. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his "Bayou Belle" character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
- If possible, please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). If you see "preview" or "rotate" somewhere in the link you're probably doing it wrong.
- The contest ends next Monday, whereupon I will choose an overall winner, who receives his or her choice of either any item they like, or a portrait, to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 version.
Good luck, everyone!
Once a tannery employee. The harsh hours and the smell of the chemicals drove him insane.
Now that the tannery has been shut down he skins and tans animals and humans into premium leather.
He is the main antagonist to…
Once a mother of three children and a master welder in the shipyard.
After the death of husband in WW2 she became more occupied with work than her children.
A couple of years after her husband died, the three children were slaughtered by Skinner.
She took her welding goggles, torch and gas balloons and set out for revenge
1. Cave Diver:
2. Demolition Man:
What better worker on Labor day than a paramedic and studant Doctor.
Daniel Sinclair the wealthy son of Lord Ian Sinclair a plastic surgeon for the London elitie and his wife Margot Sinclair a driving force in the local Music and Theatre Society. Daniel soon displayed a gift to heal with his hands at a young age. He is currently a paramedic and is going to school to become a surgeon to add knowledge and skill to his gift. He is a master driver, driving the ambulance and his Jaguar. He also can ride horses, sail and pilot a plane and even swim, climb mountains and rollerskate. He knows some acting and from various productions wrestling and fencing as well as some slight of hand stage magic and hypnotism. He is attractive, charming and sophistocated, with knowlege of Antigues, a connesuier, French, Latin, Sign Language and can read lips. He even has some occult knowledge particularly Vampires.
He is courageous and almost obessive about healing people, and won’t harm humans (but will The Unknown).
He is working for a secret organization called Nightshift Limited which is located in London, which is a government branch of Paranormal investigators.
(Daniel is my Chill charactor. He works with Laurie a ditzy blonde and the ghost of her dead cousin/ lover Ashley, Willoughbe Kipling and Geofrey Sebastian Raliegh 2 Occultist and Paranormal Investigatores who are gay lovers. Daniel’s boyfriend is Shawn Sean Casey, his parent fought over the spelling and left it to him to decided which spelling … he chose to go by Casey, he has recently been turned into a Dhampire = half vampire with Stregth, Agility, and Speed of a vampire, but not of the severe weaknesses … except a difficult to control thirst for blood. Leif is Casey’s previous boyfriend, who is still around. Casey is lead singer for the band XYZ who has Xavier Casey’s half brother on Lead Quitar, Mikey on Drums and Zoe on Bass.)
Powder keg a hero the world needs as mining is one of the most dangerous professions
with his two pick axes he chips more rock than the machinery the miners use, he is immune to the gases only using the mask for protecton of his face
his eyes also shine bright allowing him to conserve natural energy while mining efficently and he even has his own explosives at hand
nigh indestructible and ready to work he is the best at what he does.
Brian Myre was your average stone layer. He was tall and fairly well built. He was of moderate intelligence, but blind fold him and put several rock fragments in front of him and he could pick the granite from the concrete in a second. It was when Brian was hired to help rebuild an old castle in England that his life changed. While working on the castle, he found a strange stone unlike any he had ever seen. As soon as he touched the stone, it fused into his body. His skin became like stone and he gain great strength, both for offense and defense, though he lost some mobility. now, armed with his twin rock hammers, he goes to meet out justice as: Mason.
Carl was a construction worker who got fed up with the long hours for low pay. he thought the whole system was flawed, but no one ever took notice of his complaints. eventually, he realized that he would have to get desperate if he wanted to make the world better for the working man. So he did what anyone would do in his position, he took to the streets in a colorful costume. big businesses and evil corporations beware, lest you feel the wrath of Unionman!
Some guys just don’t know when to quit working, especially this guy:
sorry, better links to Unionman and Mason.
Pavel Smerdyakov, the son of a brilliant engineer emigrated to America after his father’s sudden death, but could only find work digging graves for a local cemetery. On one especially late night, Pavel stumbled across a grave robbing operation. He was targeted for his knowledge and left to die pinned under the heavy rubble of a collapsed mausoleum. Pavel used the head of his shovel to chop off his own arm in order to free himself. He cobbled together a powerful digging mechanism to replace his arm and now patrols the cemetery wreaking vengeance on those who would disturb the dead.
Former construction worker gifted with super strength and complete invulnerability, Hank Halper decided to use his abilities for justice… as well as for his livelihood. By day he works as a one man demolition crew, toppling buildings with his bare hands; but by night Hank patrols the streets, rescuing innocent civilians from natural disasters and criminals. He is… the Wrecking Ball!
The ultimate working man, the man who gave his life for his work (literally) JOHN HENRY. The great american worker. He was over 6 feet tall and over 200 pounds. He had a 20 pound hammer and he said it was light! John Henry died racing a steam machine…He won the race but lost his life. He died with his hammer in his hand. Thats a true dedicated laborer.
Rosie the Riveter: http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk178/Diamond197207/Imp-RosieTheRiveter.png
From the most famous Laborer of all time:
The Forth Labor of Heracles
The (reconciled) enemy of Hera, visited in turn “all the other sites of the Goddess throughout the world, to conquer every conceivable ‘monster’ of nature and rededicate the primordial world to its new master, his Olympian father, Zeus
In the primitive highlands of Arcadia, where old practices lingered, the Erymanthian Boar was a giant fear-inspiring creature of the wilds that lived on Mount Erymanthos, a mountain that was once sacred to the Mistress of the Animals, Artemis
THIS is the Face shot
Davypr: Terror (and clean windows) on the 34th floor.
Super Fireman aka Firebird
Ash Byrd was the son of a Fireman and the grandson of a Fireman, and the great grandsome of a Fireman. It ran in his blood, as a kid he knew he wanted to follow in the family’s legacy.
At five years old he had actually saved a next door neighbor escape their burning building and called the fire department, thus recieving him a honorary Fireman’s Award.
In school he was more proficient in Fire Safety and drills than most of the teachers.
It was no surprise to anyone the day be became a Firefighter.
What was a surprise was one day in August during a heat wave, he was called on a fire, there had been a rash of them and they had suspected an arsonist, as he went into the burning chemical plant warehouse to look for victums, the building exploded.
Ash was rushed to the hospital where his suit had to be peeled off, but underneath … Ash was unharmed.
It was soon aparant that the various chemicals and the blast had saved him imdueing him with various abilities … Ash became immune to heat, flames and smoke inhalation, and had grown tougher able to sustain quite a bit of damage, he also gained super strength, the ability to fly for short distances, infravision, xray vision, and superbreath.
Ash took the name Firebird from the mythical phoenix to become a Super Fireman.
uses his stone hard fist, in his construction job, wether to tear into a road, a building, or pound in nails or rivits.
His coworkers call him Jackhammer.
Hi gang! Aaaaaaaaand here we go!
Helldozer is a brick villain posessed of superhuman strength and an inpenetrable shield.
THE PHANTOM HOUSEWIFE
Elaine Auton, housewife, has a secret: in her single life she was a jeet kune do instructor for the U.S. government, training agents for the CIA, Navy Seals, U.S. Special Forces, etc. Elaine has another secret: she is the mysterious vigilante the Phantom Housewife! The Phantom Housewife has a ascension/descension rolling pin and a bullet proof/bomb proof Volkswagon Beetle. She also has a bullet-deflecting non-stick frying pan which can also be used as an electromagnet, which she can use to pull metal weapons from the criminals! This tongue in cheek heroine is dedicated to the people who have the hardest job of all: housewives!
Fed up with all the crime in her community, nurse Rita Pearson becomes the vigilante Nurse Havoc. Cry Havoc!
This is Atlas, the ultimate laborer, bearer of not just our world but our entire solar system.
Teddy Jones works an honest day for an honest pay, fixing toilets and mending broken sinks. But at night, he dons his bulletproof armour and unclogs the streets of injustice. Armed with his trusty spanner and wrench, and also a length of steel pipe for good measure, Plumber will fix your faucets, but if you break the law, he’ll kick your ass.
HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH LADY
Florence Jean Patterson was tired of all the drug dealers and thugs in her cafeteria every day. She decided she would take matters into her own hands. Armed with her ladle and an endless supply of trays and flatwear, Flo hopes what she is serving up will make you think twice about messing with her students.
Don Weston was a metal fabricator who was attacked at his shop by a group of street thugs.They beat him badly, putting him in the hospital for nearly two months. Upon his release he swore revenge on these punks. He outfitted himself with a flame retardant suit and an exoskeleton built out of pipes. He built small torches into his gloves and added gas tanks to his back. He was now the vigilante known as the Welder, or as he was nicknamed on the street,The Human Blowtorch.
Prowling the streets of London, no one knows if he’s a hero, a villain, or just in it for himself. however, they do know, that he is, The Tooltimer!
I’ve got another one!
Firefighter posesses a fire-proof suit, a gas mask, and a nano-tech device that generates a fire-killing foam.
One day Harry Handleson was working in the woods when he found a strange axe. After lifting it, he discovered it gave him super powers. Assuming it was the legendary axe of Paul Bunyan, he christened himself Captain Lumberjack and began a life of do-gooding.
Of course he was wrong. It was actually an axe created long ago and empowered by the Greek Gods, but how was he supposed to know that?
So anyway …
http://forums.ugo.com/showpost.php?p=660906&postcount=1 shows the mighty QUARRYMAN!
Unlike most modern comic book hero’s, “The Undertaker” does not believe in capturing the criminals. He has seen so many super powered criminals captured just to later break out of jail and continue to plague society. He has a better method. There is a reason he carries a shovel and works in a cemetary by day. Where else could he hide the bodies in such a non conspicuous way?
THE JANITOR – He’s here to clean up this town.
The Lunchlady and the Janitor are hilarious. 😀
The Engineer (entry number two)
Charles Smithson-Pruitt was born at the dawn of the Age of Steam, when late-19th Century Britain experienced a surge in scientific advancement through the use of steam-powered machines. His father, Tiberius Smithson-Pruitt, was the creator of a great many of these machines, and as a result was a very wealthy man. When Charles came of age, it was no surprise that he took up his father’s mantle and became an engineer. However, when he was 28, his father and mother were robbed and murdered by the Gearcrank Street gang, a vicious pack of muggers and thieves. Enveloped in grief, Charles sought revenge against the men who murdered his parents. So, donning his father’s old engineering goggles, and wielding Elizabeta, his custom-built sonic rifle, and bearing the clockwork emblem of his family, he began a crusade of vigilante justice as ‘The Engineer’.
This is my first attempt at steampunk, so please don’t judge me if it looks wrong at all :L
Another one for today:
Luis Andrade led a humble and mostly uncomplicated life as a day laborer with a special talent for gardening and landscaping. On a particular job for a private landowner, Luis felt a presence emanating from an ancient tree set to be chopped down. He had a nagging sensation that the tree was calling out to him. Luis refused to allow this tree to be felled. In the struggle to save the tree, Luis climbed up the canopy only for the tree to be felled anyway. The impact shattered Luis, his body dying next to the ancient tree. Before he could pass on, Luis felt the presence of the tree enter into him. His body absorbed the ambient plant life and restructured itself. He found he could accelerate and control the growth of the surrounding flora and he quickly dispatched the demolition crew. Luis now serves as protector of the natural world. He is an eco-terrorist to some, a hero to others… he is… EL JARDINERO!
His name is James Kyle. He’s a welder for a construction company. He uses his pyrokinetic abilities to act as a human blowtorch.
ULTIMATE PROTECTION SQUAD(UPS)
The Ultimate Protection Squad is a freelance organization that is dedicated to ridding the world of crime. They have offices in all countries and an ever expanding roster of agents. Their goal is to DELIVER a knock out punch to crime. If you have a problem just give them a call and they will ask “WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR YOU?”. They will PACKAGE up your problems and SHIP them out of town.
Manny Perez was working on refurnishing the local HQ of a superhero team, when a veil of chemicals was knocked over covering him and giving him amazing powers. He found he was now lightning quick with the strength of ten men and the ability to morph his body into any tool he could think of.
Now when super Heroes secret bases need repairing, when city blocks have been destroyed by alien attacks, and you want to fix it on the cheep, there is only one day-laborer with the powers to get the job done. You call Manuel Labor!
Beutiful Death- She was born as an oddity among fish. Perhaps she was some mishap of crossbreeding between and elf and a fish. (Maybe Kanye West is an elf.) She lived among the sea, grew into a woman-fish thing, and one day a mystical man dove into her lake and told her, “You shall ward off any attempts to misuse this lake or abuse it.”
She continued doing that, using currents from her tornado-like tail to confuse enemies from afar. At a long distance she appeared but a beautiful mermaid. Close, she was much worse. Later she befriended an octopus, and the octopus also helped her, disguising itself in the background because all the other fish swam away from the woman later named Beautiful Death by the fishermen who she had killed.
Her job was to preserve a lake.
Damn, that character Rocks!
Ahab’s Occupational Rehab: Sheik of the Burning Abs.
In the year 2149 the world is a barren wasteland except for TITAN-CITY. There, only the wealthy live well, as many are sold as slaves kept subservient by electro-collars color coded for the tasks that each slave is assigned. One man was able to rebel against the system and start a small revolutionary army out in the desert. They call that man BLUE COLLAR.
Not very original: based on John Henry, of whom a Superman character was/is already based: Steel / John Henry Irons (I found this out after Googling John Henry -I am only vaguely familiar with comic book lore). Instead of basing HammerTime on steel I merged him with the rock he worked on.
Tom Welding was a farm boy, an adopted son to two salt of the earth parents. It came apparent to young Tom he wasn’t like normal people. He could shoot lazer beams from his eyes, had phenominal strength, could leap over buildings … He took these skills to the busseling metropolis on the east cost to use his abililities building scyscrappers and inadvertiantly stopping crime around the construction sites, always without anyone suspectng their guardian angel was Tom Welding … up in the sky
Frank Deeds was a assistant district attorney who was sick of watching guilty men walk free. He decided that if these men could use the red tape of the legal system to get off, it would be that same red tape that would take them down once and for all.
Some say he hailed from Wichita; others believe his birth altogether unnatural. Perhaps it was that freak storm that slammed across the Great Plains that one summer, about the same time that The Lineman first manifested him–well, itself. All anybody knows for sure is that if anybody’s in trouble, from Los Angeles to Lhasa, The Lineman is just a phone call away.
My 3 entrance in this competetion.
Half a man and half a machine. John “Ripsaw” Tyson is wood-chooper in the Peninsula planet. But now more problems in the planet creatures and needed some brave man to avoid this problems. “Ripsaw” is very effienced to kill this creatures, because 20 years ago some of this aliens are kill his father whose also a wood-choper.
Ty “FlameEater” Anderson is an ordinary fireman, but he has got a big secret. He is pyromaniac. He more effiency to fire every little thing than to extinguish. He want to see to burn the whole world. FlameEater don’t see himself to villain, he only want to change the world with fire.
3. Erős Pista.
Erős Pista “Strong Stevie” is a hungarian Betyár (Betyár in the old times are bandits, but now more like, horse raisers and turist entertainers in the Hortobágy.
They are so strong and brave mans whose love the strong red pepper) Erős Pista is more offtenly wear his whip to sometimes to police among the turist.
I also give a link to why i chose this.
Pal, your links are all screwed up, curse of Imageshack I bet.
I really wanna see your Erős Pista but the links just fail. Hungary!
@spidercow: Your entry “The Lineman” is really good!
During the day she is Rosie The Riveter (my apologies to The Imp); at night she becomes Riveting Rosie, Code Name: Flashdance: a Superpowered Stripper (How Scary Is That?).
Just a steel town girl on a Saturday night, lookin’ for the fight of her life
In the real-time world no one sees her at all; they all say she’s crazy
Locking rhythms to the beat of her heart,
changing woman into life
She has danced into the danger zone,
when a dancer becomes a dance
It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire
On a wire between will and what will be
She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before
She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before
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Caleb Thomas was a regular average joe Silver-Smith until his teenage daughter was mauled by a werewolf. He then turned his Silver Shop into a lair to make silver bullets and every full moon is out hunting, looking for the one that killed his precious little girl.
I should have looked at some front kicks before I completed Flashdance: I may have to make some adjustments!
Farming life has been in Gerome’s family for decades. First as slaves then as free men. Gerome, like his ancestors, has been a farmer all his life.
For generations, Gerome’s ancestors have been barried in a cemetary on his families farm. He draws his powers from the burried souls residing there and channels them through his scythe. Gerome now fights injustice as ‘Harvester of Souls’s’. Of course the media and public have simply taken to calling him ‘Harvester’.
P.S.: This entry has a similar theme to my last entry but I thought I could improve upon the background. As it developed another character background developed with it so despite the similarities, it is a different character.
David Rossetti was the third generation of a NYFD family when a tragic accident on the job left him confined to a wheelchair. Determined to save lives he constructed an exo-suit that not only enabled him to walk but also to protect him from the most vicious flames and convert smoke into breathable oxygen.
is my Satyr waiter.
He was made for Changeling the Dreaming, I had used Bel Ami adult star Johan Paulik as my model scource.
Then I had him in SIMS once I found some satyr skins and my lover knew how to set photos as faces, So David Hogan actually had Johan Paulik’s face there as well.
David was also created for DC Heroes game system.
So its about time I made this decade old character in HM3. So, why not for Contest #43: Laborers?
David Hogan is agile and quick,
is on the high side of average strength,
and can easily be on his hooves all day and still party at
He has a high school education with some college.
He has average resolve and willpower unless it comes to good wine and attractive men.
Power Limitation: his Fea Illusion only keeps most mortals
from seeing David’s true Satyr self.
Trivia: Olive Garden Menu
Serious Irational Attraction to good Wine,
Catastrouphic Irrational to Attractive Men
There is more on him, but I don’t want to bore you … oh wait! Too late LOL
So here’s what you’re looking for:
THE TRASH MAN
A living mound of garbage who can add items to himself to grow larger and stronger.
Mel Mann was a postal worker who had a route nobody wanted. The neighborhood was riddled with crime and the people lived in fear. Two people who had the route before Mel had been robbed and assaulted. But Mel was proud of his job. He hated how the people felt trapped in their own homes. Mel decided to take back these streets. Armed and ready,he would make his rounds(or fire off a round or two,if needed). If pushed,he was ready to “GO POSTAL” on anyone stupid enough to mess with him or these good neighbors. They called him Special Delivery and he promised to show why to any would be criminal.
Even the Sith lords need an all around handyman. He is: Darth Fixit.
quick question, how are you guys getting to save close ups of the face? Any help would be great.
Whoops, I didn’t see your John Henry MScat: this is the first time I am really looking at the entries: some funny, funny stuff!
TED THE ANIMAL WALKER
Ted decided it was time for him to move on with his life. He decided to become a detective! He would go on to become one of the worlds greatest DICKS. He kept his trademark yellow coat but went for a smaller hat and some neat gadgets to help him defeat many odd villains. It was this moment that changed the course of history.
@Danny Beaty: Thanks!
@Danny Beaty: I can’t access Facebook from where i am.
@spidercow: Really? Where are you?
spidercow2010 beat me to it!
@spidercow2010: nice job!
I was working on a backstory, but decided just to post.
The Wichita Lineman
Because Glen Campbell rocks!
The Burdened One (entry number three)
No-one knows his name, not even he. Scars, older than time itself, mar his skin. His eyes are blind from exposure to the horror of reality, and yet he sees all. He knows all. Forever immolated in the flames of eternal despair, terror radiates from his immortal mind, enough to make even the bravest of men go mad. He knows not how long he has been held down, chained by the Old Ones who feared his awesome power. But the chains are breaking.
@Watson Bradshaw(62): I use Windows XP. I do a screen capture [Alt] + [PrtSc]. Then I paste the capture in Paint, trim, and save.
Jonas Archy a.k.a. MecHammer is a man with two robotic limbs and half a face of a devastating robot. He uses his old wrecking ball that he had as construction worker with the top of a hammer attached to the other end. He uses them as nun-chucks usually but another option for using his weapons is by using one end(usually the wrecking ball end).
Abilities:Enhanced Speed,Strength, and Agility(Jumping and Dodging)
Weapons:Nun-chuck Like Weapon With A Wrecking Ball and Hammer as the ends,Robotic limbs
Thats all the info!!
The Keeper: He’s got potential.
Tech Support: http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt323/Brambles_2009/TechSupport.jpg
My final entry.
In the city of Mortia, there is a giant clock tower that dominates the sky at night. no one has any idea when it was built, as far as anyone knows the tower has always been there. even the oldest residents of the city say that. and though there are some who find the thing creepy or downright disturbing, no one has ever tried to take down the clock tower. no one ever goes near the thing if they can avoid it. however, the tower keeps on running. most believe that this is due to the strange figure seen by some, leaping from the tower into the night. those who have seen him, speak of a man in read with a white face who prowls the city, defeating the riffraff and protecting the clock tower. he has been seen doing amazing feats: stopping cars with his bare hands, dodging bullets, and more. though no one knows the origin or even nature of his strange powers, it is said, that with each hour the clock strikes, his power grows. it is for this reason he is called the Timekeeper. he maintains the clock, and the peace.
A fashion designer working to break the oppressive cultural restraints put on women in her society, Seamstress worked to make free and adventurous designs for her clients. Her life would change when some more conventionally minded critics of hers banded together and sought to run her out of town. Things got out of hand when she had barricaded herself in her studio and one of the crow set fire to the building. She was unaware that the family heirlooms, several items of ancient clothing and drapery, she kept as inspiration in her studio were woven with deep and powerful family magics. They came to life and wrapped themselves around her, breaking through the building and the crown. Now Seamstress fights oppression in all her forms with her sentient costume.
And I think this is it….
Do you need the windows of your sixty story super-villain headquarters spotless? Tired of pesky espionage agents snooping around your personal space? There’s only one man for the job! He’s the Viper. For a minimal fee he’ll leave your glass shining and streak free, as well as providing the valuable service of intruder removal. No stain and nobody is safe from his keen senses. He’s the Viper…. and he’s here to vipe the vindows.
The Viper in action
… and without the background/foreground accoutrement for a clearer view of the character.
@Atomic Punk. Thanks, I gotta try that for next time 🙂
@Danny Beaty: I’m in my workplace. It’s a firewall thing. It won’t even let me check my personal emails, much less Facebook! Fascists. Expecting me to work at work…
And then I keep forgetting to check other peoples’ HM3 entries when I get home. Yeah, I suck.
It also blocks imageshack, but not other sites. Go figure.
Actually like spidercow2010 I have firewall issues at work. Although I can see everything he can’t. What I can not view is the UGO forums. That is why I like the dropbox link I mensioned last contest because I doubt anyone has issues with their firewalls blocking that.
I think maybe it just blocks anything you can download something from. And anything designated as Entertainment; fortunately, Hero Machine apparently doesn’t fall under that heading.
‘The Miner’ is known to have powers enabling him to control the rock and dirt around him. He can sence miniscule tremors with enough accuracy to be able to know exactly where any one else is while in complete darkness, line underground in a mine for instance. Although he does still carry the standard mining gear, like the helmet with a light, gas mask and pickaxe for example, he also carries a few specialty items. Examples would be the knockout gas grenades and stun gun.
@Atomic Punk: That’ll happen. And yes, Glen Campbell indeed rocks.
And I promise not to post anything else off-topic.
Tom Lehman worked for a retail do-it-you-self store. One night a giant electrical storm hit while he was in the outside gardening supply area. The lightning hit a storage rack which fell and pinned Tom down. Skids of fertilizer caught fire and exploded where Tom was trapped. He blacked out and was revived by EMT’s and firefighters about 2 hours later. Somehow his body absorbed the materials he was in contact with during the explosion. His body now could take the form of brick,wood,steel,stone and soil. He decided to use his new powers to become a super hero. Heavy Duty was born!
Lyle Greaves was just your average electrician, fixing computers and TVs for the good folk of NYC. But, one day he found himself rewiring a satellite dish, when suddenly it was struck by a mysterious bolt of lightning. It wasn’t stormy that day, and there was no other explanation for it. Lyle was hurled from the building, crashing down into the street. Miraculously he survived, and after a year and a half of intensive rehabilitation and therapy, Lyle was back to his old life. Well, sort of. Lyle now possessed the ability to generate and control electricity, which he could use in a variety of ways, from powering machines to firing streams of lightning from his fingertips. Lyle saw these powers as an opportunity to stand out from the norm, and donned a pair of mirrored sunglasses and a special skintight suit which channels his energy, greatly increasing its power, and became The Electrician. The delinquents and criminals of New York are in for a shock.
Copman the Law Enforcer
The amazing Copman is a superhuman officer of the law. Having the strength of at least 50 men, with nerves of steel and an ultra-powered fotonium law-enforcement-club, no vile criminal can escape unpunished… Every villain goes to jail, after a nice savage beating by… Copman!!!
Copman again in PNG format with minor correction:
sorry again… I made a mistake (it is 5.30 a.m. and i am not thinking straight). This is the corrected (final) one:
I am really sorry for spamming like that…
Catherine Wilde came from a family of oil field workers and proudly followed the family trade. She was also an inventor and began working on a new ultra powerful light weight drill that could be transported easily and used almost anywhere. When she learned of a cave-in in a western mine, she thought the drill could be helpful in the rescue. She was successful and decided to use her abilities to help the hard working people who drill and dig for a living. Whenever there’s trouble on a drill site or a mine they know they can call on WildCatter for help.
Lumbering Jacques(also known as Jacques Tomber to francophones) is known throughout the province of Quebec as a legendary folk-hero, although he is, in fact, real. Born Jacques Tremblais, he followed in his father’s and his fore-father’s footsteps as a lumberjack. Which he did exceedingly well at, until Lumbering Jacques’ leg and arm were severed and crushed in a freak accident from which he barely survived. Determined to continue lumbering, he asked his brother-in-law, Jean-Henri Francois Du Saint-Pierre,(a real whiz with robotics) to build him a replacement arm and leg; however, both were far too big, necessitating the leg-arm lumber of a gait that not only gave him his name, but also impeded his day-to-day life and relationships. Disfigured and ridiculed, Jacques fled into the depths of the Canadian eastern forests. He spends his time chopping down trees, aiding lost hikers/lumberjacks/ people trapped under, on-top-of, or inside of, things, and writing short stories about lonely cats.
Yuri Yemana was a housekeeper who worked for a wealthy scientist at his home and laboratory in Tokyo,Japan. While cleaning one night,she grabbed a bottle that she thought was a stain remover. After using and inhaling the liquid all day she felt very light headed. She went to bed early and got a good nights sleep. When she awoke the next day she felt like she was bursting with energy. She realized that she had acquired super strength and the ability to fly. When she went to find the scientist she discovered he had been murdered. He had been working on a formula to create an enhanced “super human”. The bottle she used was his only sample and nobody knew the formula. She decided to become a hero to avenge and honor her late boss. She was now Maiden Japan!
The Apiarist: The underworld’s latest buzz
Goatboy (entry number five)
William Hicks was an exceptional stand-up comedian, who toured all over the world. However, not only was he a sharp-witted, incredibly cynical comic, he was also a weregoat. Some nights, when his libido was full, he would undergo a hilarious transformation to become……Randy Pan the Goatboy! He would go out in search of young virgins and turn them into women. When questioned by Michael Douglas about the Goatboy Edited Version of Basic Instinct, William merely laughed and said: “Goatboy tells it like he sees it, Mikey!”
Entry 5 and Final.
Joe Bob Taylor was a simple boy, but he loved to work the farm with his Pa. That is until the day the Bank sent some men to take back the land and poor Joe Bob ran out to the big field and was shredded by the Combine Harvester. Out of madness and grief his father took the mangled boy and created a monster to stop all that tried to come onto their land.
Kathy Larkin was just your normal everyday office drone until the day the office received a shipment of contaminated printer ink. While changing the cartridge, she accidentally scratched herself and some ink dripped into the cut. She soon discovered that she could make copies of anything she touched, leading her into a new career as a corporate spy who calls herself KopyKat.
Andy Jones liked caves. Not for its wonder, for what’s inside of them. She liked the minerals & crystals that were inside. She explores many different rivers and caves to search for the many spoils of the unknown.
Danny Johnson worked for a major newspaper in the Midwest. One day he was involved in a horrible accident near the presses. The ink transfer hose ruptured and caught fire, causing a major explosion. Danny was trapped in the press and ink for over an hour before they could get to him. His body had been transformed into living ink. He could control the shape and forms his inky body turned in to. Metal from the press was used to help him retain a more human shape. He decided to become the hero known as Inkspot and use his powers to fight crime.
If anyone encroaches upon his territories, questions his orders, challenges his authority, shaves his earnings, or, God Forbid, testifies against him: Mr. Shimmer arranges a private session with Mr. Fix-It: Mr. Fix-It fixes all of Mr. Shimmer’s problems. Mr. Fix-It used to fix everyday things; he used to fix anything that any neighborhood house (old or new; modest or grand), their contents or surroundings needed to be fixed. Mr. Fix-It became bored though: Fixing plumbing, electricity, foundations, autos and machinery didn’t challenge him: he began to wonder what he really could do with his tools, what he really could do with his talents. His clients started to disappear. . . then reappear in unthinkable states. ‘The Handyman Killer’ the unknown subject was dubbed by the press.
As the authorities closed in on Mr. Fix-It he himself disappeared: a lynch mob was rumored to have done him in. In fact they had, but Mr. Shimmer had admired Mr. Fix-It’s talents from afar and knew he could be of service to him. Mr. Shimmer stole Mr. Fix-It’s dead body from the blood-thirsty mob and fixed Mr. Fix-It himself. Mr. Fix-It was indebted to Mr. Shimmer; he became his number one Fixer. He could rebel: But Why? He gets to do what he loves and get paid for it: What on Earth could be better?
Those who have had the misfortune of seeing Mr. Fix-It and the worse misfortune of surviving this meeting never speak of him again. The only thing that ever came out about him was through Mr. Shimmer himself. In trying to impress and bed a Hollywood starlet named Hania Alicia he told her of his number one enforcer. He told her that the scar on Mr. Fix-It’s left cheek was the result of a piece of his parasitic brother’s skull being blown off into his face. Hania could not keep her mouth shut so the rumors spread. -Then Mr. Shimmer arranged a meeting between Hania and Mr. Fix-It and she never spoke of him again.
If you ever find yourself on the right side of the law, but on the wrong side of Mr. Shimmer: for God’s sake don’t except his invitation anywhere and never get into his limousine or any unknown vehicle for that matter: you would be better off taken one in the head. -But if somehow you find yourself strapped to a table and looking at a large, deformed man with power tools in either hand and a parasitic brother in his belly just close your eyes and try not to think what is inside the bags on the floor: it’s better that way: you will see. . . and feel their contents soon enough!
Purple Toupee and gold lame can turn your dreams around:
Something of a tribute to They Might Be Giants
Entry #2: The Computer Specialist/ Analyst:
Using high tech equipment like laptops, mobile phones, remote controls and other mech & high tech weaponry, he will definitely analyze his foes to the death…and then delete them from his facebook account once and for all…
Now for the bionic thug with the hook and cable hand …
Demolition Man: Ladies and gentleman, heeeeere’s Grace!
The Satanic Mechanic!
All he wants, is Rock and Roll porn and a motorbike.
He’s a low-down cheap little punk!
Using his hot irons, The Smith works on a way to make the world better for people like him, the Village People fans.
He is too hot for his work. Too hot it hurts.
Workers of the World Unite! … and Kill Everyone!
A Red Army Sniper and a Waffen SS Sturmbannfuehrer killed each other with their bare hands in a chance encounter in the wilderness of occupied Ukraine: September, 1943. For decades the two warriors rotted together entwisted in the throws of a hateful death until Chernobyl brought them back to life. Their conflicting ideologies merged into one; their flesh entwined into a single hateful being; their minds melded and began worshiping a Radioactive God they still worship to this day: ‘Stalitler’.
In case the top link doesn’t work:
Zeus the electrician:
Waaayyy too many computer issues for this contest. The save feature was acting up on my system. Anyway here is my entry. What would be more appropriate for Labor Day than a OBGYN nurse by day, Super Powered MIDWIFE by night??
Jacqueline Sullivan worked in a large metropolitan hospital as a OBGYN nurse. She catered to those who could afford the luxury of the state of the art hospital. But when she was off the clock she turns into: MIDWIFE!
Gifted with Superhuman Speed and specialized medical equipment she carries on her belt and in her bag,as MIDWIFE she helps the poor and misfortunate of the city who can’t afford health care! Delivering numerous babies a night, she is able to help make Life a little easier for those who need a helping hand!