Character Contest 51: Alien Nation

Your character design challenge for this week is to create an alien. You could go all out and do examples of several different sub-species inhabiting a planet, or a super-hero with an alien background, or a fantasy alien invader (like the Mind Flayers), or a specific alien from literature (a named Green Martian from Burroughs, for example), or anything else you can think of that would qualify under the name "alien".

  • All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like ImageShack, PhotoBucket, the UGO Forums, whatever);
  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image cannot have been used in any previous HeroMachine character design contest -- we had an "Angels and Demons" contest and a "D&D Character" contest a while back, for instance, and I don't want repeats of stuff you already did for those;
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All entries must be in by next Monday, when I'll choose a winner, who will receive his or her choice of any item or a portrait to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 program, or a "Sketch of the Week" style black and white illustration.

145 Responses to Character Contest 51: Alien Nation

  1. Allwn says:

    We DO NOT have a mawg …sorry

    PREPARETOPROBE-Allwn.jpg picture by allwn – Photobucket

    P.S. hey is this link O.K.?

  2. Allwn says:

    Sorry about that here’s the real link

    but like I said is this link O.K.?

  3. Me, Myself & I says:

    This race of aliens is descended from a lizard version of a flying squirrel. They have wings stretching from their numerous arms which do not enable them to fly per say; but they can glide quite well. Their four legs allow them to land safely despite significant downward momentum. Their acnient ancestral evolutionary progenitors would hunt for prey by dropping on it from above and rending it with their claws and fangs while pinning it with thir legs and clawed feet.

    This particular member of the evolved version of the race is a tribal chief amongst his people. They have developed a technology level similar to an earth medieval times. The fabric he is wearing is used as a way to demonstrate rank. Other than for decoration, his people do not wear clothign as their climate does not make it necessary (not to mention the difficulty of making clothes to fit a creature with ten limbs; four of which are winged arms).

    Death From Above

    Death From Above Close Up

  4. Hunter says:
    Nothing special, might do something better but I made this for something on a forum.

  5. Hunter says:

    ops, the name is the Artarnican Shock Trooper

  6. An Oyshin Lord: A mining expedition made first contact with these Stone Age serpentine natives of Oy’i’ys. The miners trade cigars and Denver omelets for Oyshin weapons, jewelry, religious artifacts, and other cultural effects. In turn, the miners sell the items to exo-anthropologists.

  7. ajw says:
    the equithan resemble horses and worship death
    this royal guard is an elite
    they are skilled combatants and even greater craftsmen
    always ready for war the equithan are a feared and respected species throughout the galaxy.

  8. Tuldabar says:

    Bear with me, this is one of my first entries.
    D’garse is a Fire demon, but not from Earth. He is the last surviving offspring of the plasma goddess Syntera, slain by a wandering hero. He commands battalions of another overlord’s army, waiting for his chance to exact revenge.

  9. Hunter says:

    meh, mine are made to be like true warriors. But the royal guard thing is amazing.

  10. Tango says:

    I hate my computer so very much. I was done. DONE. And it was a masterpiece. But what happened? It wouldn’t screen-cap for me. Then the window closes out by itself, making all that work vanish. Sigh…I’ll re-do it tomorrow or Wednesday, and upload it then. 🙁

  11. Tango says:

    …Nevermind. I just pasted into MS Paint, and there it was. Heheh…talk about jumping the gun.

    Name: Xrgathoth

    Bio: A skilled warrior from the planet Vyngor, Xrgathoth is seen here on a desert mission on the planet Lirhqalm, in a Vyngorian battle suit. The Vyngorians are masters of complicated technology, and their battle suits are the best in the galaxy, often imitated, stolen, or even illegally purchased by their rivals. However, their lungs are extremely sensitive, and even a slight change in atmospheric conditions can be lethal. For this reason, Vyngorians are rarely seen without their signature breathing masks, which are often worn for so long that their skin grows around them. Finally, while they are fierce and merciless combatants, most Vyngorians are peaceful when they’re not provoked, and will not instigate violence unless they are at war.

  12. Airia says:

    Alicor – Alicor (Alien Decor) are beings captured from various planets and sold on the Intergalactic Black Market as decoration or furniture. Their bodies have been altered according to the buyer’s liking and they’ve been injected with their owner’s D.N.A. (for genetic identification).

  13. Cliff says:

    OK, I had to!
    I know I don’t HAVE to keep to the exact Theme … but I do it when I like the theme … and I LOVE this one
    We really loved the Alien Nation TV series … probably the reason it’s off the air, everything we liked seemed to get cancelled.

    I had a hard time desiding between Cathy Frankel’s enthusiastic, insane dancing, jumping and skipping to ‘Rockin Robin’ where she scared the bejeezus out of Matt Sikes or to make Buck Fransisco, who I always had something of a crush on.

    So here is Finiksa
    aka Buck Franscico the Tenctonese teenage son of Detective George Franscico during Buck’s early angsty gang phase, which didn’t last long.
    Buck’s mother was Susan,
    his little sister Emily, his newest sister Vessna, and there was their Uncle Moodri.
    The Francisco’s lived at 11331 Venetia Street in Lake View Terrace.

    Buck was portrayed by actor Sean Six during the entire 1989-1990 1 and only season run and the 5 TV movies:
    1994 Alien Nation: Dark Horizon,
    1995 Alien Nation: Body and Soul,
    1996 Alien Nation: Millennium,
    1996 Alien Nation: The Enemy Within,
    1997 Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy



  14. Rozenstal says:
    It is too much here humanoid forms of life. It is bad. The Universe likes a variety.

  15. r-Kelleg says:

    Please meet the first embassador of space the humans encountered during their exploration of our galaxy.
    Obviously, they heard about human’s habit to put a flag on every planet they walk on. So she did it too.

  16. ChrisN. says:

    His name is Gron, He was infected by an alien virus at birth on his home planet, and like many villans, was outcasted and tromented, hardening him until he was bitter an vengeful. He grew to become incredibly powerful because of the virus, and laid waste to his home planet. Now he’s looking for the source of his curse and destroying anything in his way.

  17. demonhunter says:
    no real name for this species, so i just call it the green furry alien. they are not a warrior species specifically, but they are quite strong fighters. when their hair gets long enough, the species (men and women alike) braid and style their hair, especially their beards, in various ways. i could explain more but ill save the rambling for another entry haha.
    on another note, i am still not 100% sure if i am saving/submitting my entries correctly, so could someone please let me know whether or not i am? i downloaded this one as a png, drag and dropped it onto MS paint on which i saved it as demonhunter-greenfurryalien.png then uploaded it to facebook, right clicked view image, and submitted that link. is that the proper way?

  18. Galahad says:

    ajw(#9) – Your entry is awesome! He reminds me of the Predator but with an original style as well. Although, I think maybe if you tweaked the shadows a little it would be a lot better.

  19. Gene says:

    Aamnialian Bounty hunters are feared throughout the galaxy, once they get on a trail, they will not stop until their target has been captured. They are ruthless, tireless, and dedicated to their chosen profession.

  20. Galahad says:

    Samuel L. Zaxmar is the galaxy’s number one action hero… and he’s no pansy actor either. His action is real.

    Samuel L. Zaxmar

    Samuel L. Zaxmar closeup

  21. Frevoli says:

    I plan a trilogy of characters.

    The Carngoth Conglomerate. An ever expanding system of planets, primarily home to the Carngotha; a people noted for their translucent skin and strategic prowess. Once such individual is Commander Amadeus Tread (named after a piece of music, recieved from space)

    Head of the Royal fleet, Tread lead the charge on the Terrex homeworld. Unfortunately he was severely wounded in battle. After treating his injuries, he was honorably discharged.

    However, this soldier wasn’t done fighting. Desperate to experience the combat once more, he became an outlaw; a bounty hunter, a pirate. Not for profit, but for the thrill… perhaps even revenge

  22. Frevoli says:

    The Terrex are a primal race: Hunters. Gatherers. Killers. Confined to their planet by lack of spaceflight, they managed to defeat the Carngoth invaders by use of the planets own magma surface.

    Strong. Fast. Brutal… they’ve been dubbed the Spartans of space

  23. Haxxx says:

    An arboreal flying humanoid alien race, the Kykes have developed on the forested, oxygen reach, high pressured moon Silva-Alt. There society is base on wealth and power with very ridged hierarchy that is shown by their living height on the mile high trees of the forest, the lower your wealth the lowers you live on the tree and the lower is your status. The very bottoms of the trees are the Dead-Roots, a place where no sunlight enters and the dead pile up to feed the trees.
    They did not get out much of their own star system however those who did get out are usually the richer and more powerful of the species.

    An aquatic humanoid mollusk race, the Glepr hae developed beneath the icy surface of the far moon Gelu-Alt. They are an asexual race that breeds by duplicating itself. When it reaches adulthood the Glepr creates a hard shell of saliva and send around it. It leaves the shell every two Earth-years or so and creates a new shell.
    Their society is based on a very deep philosophy of what is beyond the shell of ice. The “Upper Philosopher”, the leader of the planet, keeps the citizens unaware of any visitation to the planet but he can’t keep them in the dark for long.

    An energy base species that sail on the blasts of supernovas, the Specters have evolved beyond the bounds of the mortal world. Their hive-mind is cumulatively used by all the members of this race to solve philosophical and physical questions, questions that dwell in the hive-mind for millennia until resolved.
    They are known throughout the galaxy as “the Mists” and are known to bring good fortune but awful dreams to the crew of a passing star-ship.

    The Arborials are a race of sapient pare-woods, moving ever so slowly on the surface of Silva-Alt. not seeing the light of day for more than an hour a day; the Arborials have developed a nocturnal live-style. Their society is based on scavenging and solitude, bending together only for reproduction. They feed on corpses that fall from above and on the little water the ground soaked.
    Powerful psychic powers have started developing in those who spent more time in the sun.
    They have no contact with the outside world.

  24. Frevoli says:

    Tread’s suprise attack devestated the Terrex homeworld,
    nearly wiping out the species. The worst effected was the north face of the planet, where nearly 95% of the populus was wiped out.
    One Terrex who almost joined this fate instead awoke in unfamiliar surroundings, transformed. Clad in armour, cybernetic limbs replacing those lost, he has evolved; more humanlike in appearance and thought.
    At the point of death he had been transported to the space between dimentions. Graced with abilities millenia ahead of any Terrex, he has joined an elite group of beings outside reality itself. Able to distort and extract very fibres of the universe.


  25. MartianBlue says:

    Already some pretty good entrants. My favorite three so far are as follows. Quick note, I’m giving my interpretation solely based on the visuals of each character, and will go back and read the bios after I finish this post.

    Tango #17
    The whole illustration just flows seamlessly from the menacing looking, yet sickly alien (my favorite part), to the lights glow cutting through the thickening dust cover, to the dominance of his robotic suit crushing a fallen foe
    ajw #9
    This guy strikes me as some sort of imperial elite guard, thus his appearance alone demands respect. I’m guessing the reason his right side(facing) is brown is for the sake of shadows? The only thing that really throws me, I don’t get what the trasparent shapes are for? I thought maybe shadows as well? but due to his double edged war staff, I’m leaning towards another unknown.
    Galahad #27
    I’m guessing this guy is a bounty hunter. He strikes me as not only being skilled at what he does, but he’s underhanded, ready to due whatever it takes to get ahead, no matter who gets in the way, but most dangerously he’s highly intelligent, and therefore only goes hunting if the reward is highly profitable.

  26. MartianBlue says:

    @Galahad, haha, great concept, I love the Samuel L. Jackson reference, great actor.

  27. ajw says:

    Thanks Martian Blue, Galahad and Hunter I really think this is one of my better creations so thanks for the criticism
    Galahad your alien is awesome the purples just go well and the face is great in construction, and hunter i love the whole concept of your guy is really cool beastly but disciplined

  28. Tuldabar says:

    Second Entry.
    I know he doesn’t look like much, but Tuldabar is the toughest Mutant werewolf in the Multiverse. That’s not ego, that’s fact. In his blood is the cure for Lycaon’s curse, and he’s not afraid to use it! Not only could he zap thousands into oblivion with his lightning bolts, but his newfound werewolf abilities give him a “Spidey-like” sense of awareness.
    For the moment, he is the only sane member of his species. But he hopes to change that. His off-world banishment won’t last forever.
    Tuldabar Starris: Lycanthropes Canis Alpha (North American Werewolf, Alpha class).

  29. (33) Haxx!!! For the last f-ing time!!! DIRECT LINKS.
    Is it that hard to see man?!

  30. Oquies says:

    @Nicholas/GtaMythMaster43 #44
    He did get direct link on 3 out of 4.

  31. Danny Beaty says:

    My first entry! Brace yourself for the terrifying star of the PUBLIC DOMAIN movie “Robot Monster”! I give you….Ro-Man!

  32. spidercow2010 says:

    We don’t know what the hell they call themselves or where they’re from or what they want! Just . . . RUN!!

  33. spidercow2010 says:

    Th’al Hajjakh, among the first of the many Barsoomian Tharks to be slain by John Carter, late of Virginia and the CSA. Has the distinction that once, when they were both younger, Tars Tarkas took his lunch money.

  34. spidercow2010 says:

    @demonhunter: I’m getting your image just fine.
    @Haxxx: I’m going to assume that you’re unaware that you’ve used an anti-Semitic slur as the name of an alien race. Whether this is a good or bad thing I’m not sure; on the one hand, maybe time & disuse have taken the teeth from the word if people no longer know its import; on the other, we must never forget…
    @Tango: Glad that work wasn’t lost. Would’ve been a damn shame.

  35. spidercow2010 says:

    @Allwn (4) No, your link isn’t all right. I mean, I can see it, but Jeff’s hamster-drive internet connection chokes on it.
    I’m unfamiliar with Photobucket, but you need, I think, to find a button marked Download, or maybe Share, and rightclick it to get “Copy Link Location”, then paste that into your comment on HM. Am I right, Photobucketeers? If I’m steering him wrong, stop me before I do more damage. But nobody else was responding to his question.
    @Mat (14): Great! He looks ANGG-gry at the Earth creature!

  36. r-Kelleg says:

    more like a tribute than a real entry
    the day Daffy met marvin

  37. borntobealoser says:

    Hive Soldieress:
    Her spacecraft crashlanded in a remote desert. All this cute spacebabe wants to do is get home.

  38. Haxxx says:

    (44)Nicholas/GtaMythMaster43: I always use direct links, Photobucket is not cooperating with me and it opened Venus as a not direct one.

    So there:

    (50)spidercow2010: I’m Jewish (Israely) and I’m not aware of any any Anti-Semetic race. If you mean the Kykes then I think it is miss-spelled for that offensive slur (I instead of the Y). I was not thinking of that when creating the name, I was thinking more of a guttural sound that reminded kite.

  39. Haxxx says:

    ****Race-Racial slur****

  40. Me, Myself & I says:

    Here’s something a little different. This race is from a waterworld where there is no dry land.


  41. Me, Myself & I says:

    Racial Name: Opacy

    This race is from a world with very little animal life and developed the abilty to absorb energy from the sunlight using photosynthesis to suppliment their energy needs. They have developed opaque skin and muscles to allow the sun to pass through to their organs and bones where the photosynthesis process happens. They still have mouths because they still do eat and drink.

    This particular denizen is a warrior dressed in his peoples ceremonial dualing garb.


    Opacy Close Up

  42. Watson Bradshaw says:

    Entry 2

    Alien Babes need Men!

    who hasn’t had this fantasy 🙂

  43. Mr. Q says:

    1) Psia-The current ruling empress on a hidden kingdom of Jupiter. With her psychic abilities and her exotic beauty, she has conquered the minds and hearts of nearly every soul on Jupiter. She is plotting to set her sights on other neighboring planets to dominate, including ours. Psia promises a utopia of peace and harmony to those who fall victim to her charms. In reality, she turns those who obey her into savage killers and those who don’t into slaves.

    Her loyal bodyguards, twin Repvilians Syg and Nog (Nog is the one w/the eyepatch), protect her at all times. Despite their size, they have slaughtered many who would dare bring harm to their queen. One of the few creatures to willingly submit to Psia, they are rewarded handsomely for their services through priceless crystals and being in the presence of the most beautiful creature in the cosmos.

    Mr. Q

  44. Frevoli says:

    -Not part of the trilogy-

    It was a day like any other, when from out of the sky came a flash, followed by a roar and then a giant silver bullet emerging from the clouds. It lands in the middle of a field, white smoke billowing from the door. Then it emerged… The Alien

  45. Frevoli says:

    I hope that one was alright

    Being my first attempt into kneeling and perspective (the arm leaning forward)

    Any feedback/notes would be appreciated

  46. Watson Bradshaw says:

    hey Frevoli (60) great work on the statue of liberty background and the facial expression. When dealing with perspective with this program it can be real tricky, if the arm is meant to be in the foreground remember that the head and shoulders should also be a little larger in comparison to the rest of the body. That way it doesn’t come off that he has a freakishly large right arm. Then with the legs try to not have them at such a extreme angle from the knee so that they don’t look broken. Hide the shin behind the leg to show it in the background and reducing its size helps also.

    Hope this helps and good luck with future pieces 🙂

  47. Frevoli says:

    @Watson Bradshaw thanks, I’ll take that on board in future

    yeah I did try having it behind but the leg piece wouldn’t let me so I did the best with what I could

  48. PapaKrok says:

    The carnivorous Tenticuli Floralis is native to exoplanet planet “b” in the CT Chamaeleontis system. (Referred to as CT Chamaeleontis b in Earth charts approximately 537.9 light years from our present system.)

    Categorized as quasisentient, self locomoting plant with intrinsic animal DNA, the Tenticuli Floralis, referred to locally as “squiddyweed” subsists on a predominantly carnivorous diet made up of local mammals, ( like Homo Muroidea pictured) , small reptiles and insects which they attract by emitting a sweet, floral scent expelled in conjunction with waving flower shaped extremities slowly back and forth in a soothing manner while purring the lyrics to The Rolling Stones 1965 recording of “I can’t get no satisfaction”. (Or something like it. Keith Richards claimed that the song’s riff could be heard in half of the songs that The Rolling Stones had produced, saying that “there is only one song — it’s just the variations you come up with.” Which would explain why it is being used a planetary attunement by most sentient and quasisentient entities on CT Chamaeleontis b.) All sqiddyweed share a common genetic parent and are exact replicas, allowing them to share a hive mind. They qualify as a single colony/entity under the Articles of Alien Confederation and have 11,125 electoral votes under the governing system, though they almost always vote Libertarian.

    Squiddyweed are both male and female and reproduce asexually. Exoplanetbiologists believe this may be due to their foul moods, lack of social initiative and overall lack of sex appeal. They are noted system wide for the beauty of their humming. Audio Recordings are presently under private contract by Syco. It is reported that they have, collectively decided not to renew the contract with Simon Cowell upon its termination and are currently seeking more serious representation.

  49. Oquies says:

    Yuna is the leading geneticist of the Polyprogeny race. She has traveled almost 8 light years from her solar system of Proxima Leonis for genetic research of Earth. The Polyprogeny are a kind race and they love to manipulate DNA. As a result they do not even know what their own species organically looked like. They have created numerous creatures over the millennia. It is unheard of for a Poyprogeny to not have a pet. It is possible that they are responsible for monsters in Earth legends.

    Holding pet

    Not holding pet

  50. Watson Bradshaw says:

    ENTRY 3


    In the year 2022 man will land on what they think is a barren Mars and claim the planets mineral resources. But the inhabitants deep underground see’s it as an act of war.

  51. Tuldabar says:

    Last one, I think.
    Humunculi (artificial beings grown in test tubes) are notoriously depressed, and Razhar is no exception. He has spent most of his two years searching for the meaning of life, and his own. Nevertheless, he is vicious and demented, taking pleasure from cutting down anyone who gets in his way.
    He really isn’t modeled after any known race. The scientist who created him just wanted to see how many blades he could stick on to the little fellow. Well, he isn’t “little” anymore; the scientist’s severed head lying on the lab floor proves that.

  52. Me, Myself & I says:

    Watson Bradshaw (65) I think I saw that movie!

  53. joel says:

    Entry #2

    The Omnians. they are a race of beings who get their name from the nature of their build. they have eyes like hawks. a retractable deadly pointed tail. they run with the sprinting speed of a cheetah but with the endurance of a wolf. they have hyper sensitive ears and nose. they even have antennae like a roaches, that let them sense changes in air pressure to detect those nearby. their fangs, claws and tail are all filled with a self producing deadly poison. this race is good at one thing, killing. they hire themselves out as assassins to other species for top dollar. they don’t use any high tech weaponry because they themselves are far deadlier. an Omnian is trained from birth to be an assassin. the Omnians operate under a monarch society, however, the next king isn’t chosen by line of blood. whoever can assassinate the current king gets the title.

  54. Fishsticks says:

    My computer kept crashing when I was designing my character. Seriously, like a dozen times. Was I ever thankful for the save character button. There were a few other things I wanted to add but I am not touching it!

    In the 23rd century, humans will have learned to bend space and will encounter the first intelligent 0.231 light years from Earth. This planet, named XB54-03 by NASA, is remarkably similar to Earth. The most complex organisms have human-like characteristics but have not developed the tools necessary for their civilization to prosper. Despite better judgment, NASA developed a program to teach these “pseudohumans” our way of life and centuries of technological advancements, in exchange for complete access to natural resources.
    With their new found intelligence, the pseudohumans declared war on Earth. And they’ve got prosthetic laser arms. Way to go.

  55. Me, Myself & I says:

    Well we’ve had a bunch of cute space babes entered so far. Interestingly enough they’ve all been green, much to Captain Kirk’s delight I’m sure. I figured I’d make an alien lass that isn’t green.


  56. Oquies says:

    @Me, Myself & I #71
    Hey where is the rest of her?

    @Fishsticks #70
    Be sure to mask at the end. Looked like there was a lot of masking there that makes the program run really slow.

  57. spidercow2010 says:

    @Watson Bradshaw re:#65: NICE!

  58. Me, Myself & I says:

    One thing that seems common among all the worlds of the Galactic Empire is that there is always crime. Of course it is found in varying degrees but there is no world that is totally immune to its influence. That is where the Syndicate comes in. They are an inter galactic organized crime guild and are always recognizable because they have adopted archaic earth garb as a common uniform.

  59. Me, Myself & I says:

    MMI (73)

    Sorry, I missed including the entries name. The entry is the “Syndicate Goon.”

  60. Me, Myself & I says:

    Oquies (71) I decided to only enter the portrait view. I thought that it was the best perspective for what I was trying to do.

  61. Gene says:

    In the Sky cities of Xandor, the Callainian slave women are sold for a handsome profit, however it is best to have their mind altering pheromone glands removed, or the buyer could end up the servant.

  62. Myro says:

    This is a Class 1 Confederation Transit Alert!
    Please be aware that there is an indefinite interdiction on travel to Planet TK-421 and the six planets of the former Kaaldathian Republic, due to Oglathyn infestation.
    Oglathyn are a sentient crystaline lifeform that may be found in either a dormant or active state. In their dormant state, they appear as a smooth, ovoid crystal, similar in shape the a Brelasik egg, approximately 400 peskwars in length, and 125 peskwars in width, weighing 2000 tyrogarns in mass. The crystal is milky white in color, semi-transparent, and with a highly reflective sheen.
    In an active state, Oglathyn are a crystaline, multi-appendaged creature, upwards of 25,000 peskwars in height, with each appendage ending in a smooth crystaline blade. Attached is a capture of a holorecording of one of the first Oglathyn encounters, moments before it killed the Kaaldathian scientist studying it, seen in the reflection off its skin.

    DO NOT travel through Kaaldathian space without a Confederation naval escort.
    DO NOT land on interdicted planets.
    DO NOT harvest minerals from interdicted planets.
    Any of these offenses will result in mandatory imprisonment for no less than 10 Confederation Standard years.
    Possession of Oglathyn crystal will result in your immediate termination and the destruction of your vessel by the Confederation Navy.

    In the unlikely event that you should encounter an Oglathyn in person:
    DO NOT attempt to combat it yourself. Oglathyn are nearly indestructible and virtually immortal. As little as 10 tyrogarns of Oglathyn crystal, broken off of the parent organism, is all it takes to spawn a new organism. The only effective means to kill Oglathyn is disintegration at the molecular level, available only to weaponry in the hands of the Confederation military and its member Planetary Defence Leagues.
    If you can, FLEE! However, please be aware that Oglathyn presence detected on your vessel or escape pod will result in it being targeted for destruction.
    DO NOT attempt to communicate with Oglathyn. They have shown no interest in diplomatic relations with the Confederation. They are, however, intelligent, and may try to persuade you to transport them to other habitable worlds, through threat of violence and/or promise of non-violence if their wishes are met. Be aware, however, thus far, every Oglathyn encounter has only reinforced the conclusion that the only thing this species is interested in is the genocidal destruction of sentient organic life.
    IT IS YOUR DUTY as a Confederation citizen to try to stay alive long enough to report an Oglathyn encounter to Confederation authorities, so that it may be eradicated. Failure to report an encounter in as timely a manner as possible carries a sentence of life incarceration without parole.
    Most importantly, DO NOT attempt to land on a confederation world with an Oglathyn organism or crystal! All current scanners can detect the unique electromagnetic signature of Oglathyn crystals, and you and your transport will be disintegrated. However, in the unlikely event that you should succeed, you will be responsible for the eradication of a planetary civilization, due to Oglathyn infestation, or the subsequent military bombardment of the planet in an attempt to purge it of the Oglathyn. Further, the sentence for the introduction of an Oglathyn onto a Confederation world is “Undoing,” the harshest sentence of all under Confederation Law. This sentence will be instituted, even if the Oglathyn is miraculously destroyed before it can do any damage. Not only will you be executed, but your life’s work and achievements will be destroyed, when possible, or submitted as “anonymous” when it is not. All record of you will be erased from Confederation history and public documents, as if your life never was, in the eyes of the Confederation. Furthermore, you will have, by its very definition, sentenced your offspring, and their offspring, where applicable, to “Undoing” as well. Finally, it should be pointed out, that in the event of your very likely death, should you succeed in introducing Oglathyn to a Confederation world, that the Confederation will still try and sentence you posthumously. This punishment may seem cruel, but it serves as a successful deterrent, as to date, no Confederation world has let an Oglathyn set appendage on its surface since the downfall of the Kaaldathian Republic, and as such, not one citizen of the Confederation has been charged, let alone sentenced, to “Undoing.”
    The Kaaldathian people and its Republic have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the Confederation’s ignorance of the Oglathyn threat, and it is only due to the ongoing vigilance of the Confederation and its citizens that this threat has not spread beyond the borders of Kaaldathian space, even these two hundred years later.

    Ever vigilant! Ever watchful!

    Admiral Dratomin Zhir
    Confederation High Command

  63. Myro says:

    I’m taking one last stab at this one. I wanted to create Zaphod Breeblebrox from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (at least my HeroMachine rendition of him, as no one has ever made him look the same in any adaptation, apart from looking humanoid, with two heads and three arms).
    Zaphod is/was the President of the Galaxy, a position with no actual power, and exists mostly to cause scandal and draw attention away from the actual holders of power, a job that Zaphod is quite good at. He managed to hold his position until he stole The Heart of Gold, a brand new ship powered by the brand new Improbability Drive, on which he and his friends had many adventures. Prior to that, his main contribution to society was being named “The Worst Dressed Sentient” for 7 years running, and the invention of the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, a popular yet dangerous cocktail, of which Zaphod is the only one in the galaxy who has shown the fortitude to drink more than three in one sitting without passing into a week-long coma. As we can see, Zaphod is quite drunk, although his left head is a little more lucid than his right. Behind him is Marvin, the Paranoid Android, another character from the Hitchhiker’s series.

    Do you know how hard it is to create a humanoid with 2 heads in HeroMachine? This is literally the best I could come up with.

  64. Me, Myself & I says:

    Myro (79)

    I like your write up for the Oglathyn infestation. Pretty cool.

  65. borntobealoser says:

    I thought I’d continue my Hive Spacebabe thing.

    Hive Queen:
    This Queen is very upset to hear her favourite soldieress is missing. While she sends out a search party, she puts on her ceremonial reproduction garment ready to create a new recruit…

  66. Phatchick says:

    @Myro #81- Not bad and I love the fact that you managed to sneak Marvin (at least I think that’s Marvin) into the picture.

  67. borntobealoser says:

    Another (probably the last) Hive spacebabe entry:

    Hive Mech Mistress:
    It is a Hive tradition that the most aesthetically pleasing females become members of the Queen’s elite soldiers. This one has been sent off to save the Hive Soldieress. Her choice of weapon? An uber mech suit!

  68. Tango says:

    Second Entry.

    Mynzithrum: a small, squid-like alien found in one of the oceans of Titan, this creature has a deadly poisonous bite, and is capable of withstanding extreme temperatures. The only surefire way to kill it is with high-frequency soundwaves, so far the only thing capable of rupturing the large sac which houses the “brain” of the creature, which is extremely sensitive.

  69. Phatchick says:

    From one of my all time favorite books,
    “Look Zaphod,” she said, patting his arm, “don’t worry about the aliens. They’re just a couple of guys I expect. I’ll send the robot down to get them and bring them up here. Hey Marvin!”
    In the corner, the robot’s head swung up sharply, but then wobbled about imperceptibly. It pulled itself up to its feet as if it was about five pounds heavier that it actually was, and made what an outside observer would have thought was a heroic effort to cross the room. It stopped in front of Trillian and seemed to stare through her left shoulder.
    “I think you ought to know I’m feeling very depressed,” it said. Its voice was low and hopeless.
    “Oh God,” muttered Zaphod and slumped into a seat.
    “Well,” said Trillian in a bright compassionate tone, “here’s something to occupy you and keep your mind off things.”
    “It won’t work,” droned Marvin, “I have an exceptionally large mind.”

    From The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.

  70. dave3dclark says:

    Alien from the Deep. Couldn’t come up with a great story so here is my charecter.

  71. Elanor says:

    oops, posted the same thing twice, sorry, i’m a newbie. and will someone please explain what masking is, and how on earth do you make things transparent.

  72. Myro says:

    Phatchick (87): Somehow I suspected you would also be a Hitchhiker’s Guide fan.

  73. Watson Bradshaw says:

    So when I think alien only two things come to mind, the two things that scared me like crazy as a child!

  74. PapaKrok says:

    Reptiliomorpha bactrianus from the Alpha 37d in the Draconian system.
    Used for transportation and as a work animal in the southern desert regions. Highly adaptive to domestication and amiable to human companionship. Referred to a “Whumps” due to a tendency to emit a low thud-like bark when excited.

  75. Kaldath says:

    @Myro (79) I am so honored you named a Race after me!!!, 😉

  76. Fishsticks says:

    Entry 2 (last one)

    “B.F.O” (Bovine Flying Object)

    Cow of udder destruction? I think so. 🙂

    (73) Oquies, I will try that next time. Thank you!

  77. PapaKrok says:

    Rat/monkey/bat/raccoon hybrid originally bioengineered to facilitate waste management in overcrowded inner city communities on Earth. This organism, which proved extremely prolific, soon became as common, and as numerous, as the mosquito. Hence the nickname “skeeders”. They are not easily domesticated and are relatively unafraid of most Earth predators, including household dogs and cats. They have been known to strip the flesh from a large dog in minutes when feeding in packs. Their creation is universally considered a rather bad move.

  78. Myro says:

    Kaldath (93): LMAO! Okay, I admit when I wrote this I was kinda light-headed over a lack of sleep and cold meds, so I kept wondering where I got the name from (btw, you have an AWESOME sci-fi/fantasy style screen-name) but went with it, and put the second “a” in just to mix it up. Wouldn’t you know, not 15 minutes after I posted did I realize where I remembered the name from, and felt like a bonehead for naming the race after a regular on this forum. So I’m glad you’re not offended by that, and please don’t take this as an indication that I wish you to be attacked by a race of blood-thirsty crystaline aliens.

    I swear, next time I need a name for a doomed alien race, I’m calling them the “Hebertists.”

  79. PapaKrok says:

    It was a cold, harsh winters night. I was restless. I was lonely. A quick call to the escort service and my stress eased a bit. Twenty minutes passed. Then another ten. A moving van skidded to a halt in front of my house, bouncing hard against the curb. A huge metal door swung outward on rust caked hinges, then slammed shut. Footsteps…pondorous, heavy, deliberate…closer and closer. A hard knock on my door. I opened it slowly and peeked out. It was PAT.

    Total alien.

    Best night of my life.

  80. PapaKrok says:

    Tateroids are potato shaped, silicon based life forms that spontaneaously change sex if suprised or frightened, often causing the unexpected release of a single, nerflike egg. Tateroids are, understandably, sociophobic and don’t get out much.

  81. Phatchick says:

    @Myro #90-
    Thank you, that’s the nicest thing you’ve ever said to me ;).

  82. Phatchick says:

    Another one from the late, great Douglas Adams-
    “Vogons are one of the most unpleasant races in the galaxy. Not actually evil, but bad-tempered, bureaucratic, officious and callous. They wouldn’t even lift a finger to save their own grandmothers from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal without orders signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters. The best way to get a drink out of a Vogon is to stick your finger down his throat, and the best way to irritate him is to feed his grandmother to the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal”

  83. Phatchick says:

    More from Mr. Adams-
    “A towel, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly because it has great practical value…You can wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (A mind-bogglingly stupid animal. It assumes that if you can’t see it,it can’t see you – daft as a brush, but very very ravenous).”

  84. Myro says:

    Phatchick (100): Just as long as he doesn’t read us any of his poetry.
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide has this to say on the subject of Vogon poetry:
    Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe. The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of his poem ” Ode To A Small Lump Of Green Putty I Found In My Armpit One Midsummer Morning ” four of his audience died of internal hemorrhaging and the president of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived only by gnawing one of his own legs off. Grunthos was reported to have been “disappointed” by the poem’s reception, and was about to embark on a reading of his 12-book epic entitled “My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles” when his own major intestine–in a desperate attempt to save life kind itself–leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain. The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator,Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Sussex, in the destruction of the planet Earth. Vogon poetry is mild by comparison.

    No entry for me, I just like quoting Douglas Adams with Phatchick.

  85. Mikodite says:

    My submission

    A little background.

    A gentleman waits in line for a nightclub and in the corner of his eye sees the sillioette a sexy little thing catches his eyes. She wears a tight black dress and she has a beautiful body. He approaches. Soon, he is accosted by a monster, and is teleported via a flashing light to a ship orbiting space, locked in the room with the ‘dame’ he went for earlier. She is an alien in disguise, and he now watches her unzip her dress while cooing “You wanted me before boy, you must want me now! Come to me boy for I want you so!”

    What can I say, Valia just wants a mate! (pardon the pun)

    Course, is the above situation hotness a guy will still go for dispite her appearence, or is it a worst-nightmare situation? My friends among the hetrosexual-male community, you be the judge!

  86. Cliff says:

    Entry #2
    Right Before XXX

    This is Adult THEMED, However nothing naughty is showing or really happening … yet … hense the name.
    Which is actually “30 Seconds Right Before XXX”.
    Just a genre pic that “I” thought had to be done. Many may disagree. heh heh
    I am personally pretty proud of it.

  87. Phatchick says:

    @Myro #102-
    I find Mr. Adams to be a source of great inspiration.

  88. Oquies says:

    November 8, 2056 three months later.

    An unknown organism landed in the Atlantic ocean on a large meteor and made its way inland with the hurricanes. The meteor appears to have come from a long since exploded planet that once had life. The organism has characteristics of a bacteria however; its chemical makeup and cellular activities are still being researched. The more that is learned about it the less like a bacteria it becomes. It has been named ENP(Epidermic Neuro Paroxysm).

    ENP only effects mammals and has a 88% fatality rate death occures at between 60-80 hours after infection. ENP can enter the body through any orifice of the body and is not airborne. ENP disrupts sensory nerves of the skin. Early symptoms include cold and hot flashes, inching, and rash. Later symptoms extreme pain the pain is exclusive to the surface of the skin. Open sores and streaks of discoloration of blue and orange. Those infected must be restrained to prevent scratching and lashing out due to the pain. Survives appear to make 100% recovery and become immune.

    Patient 56 hours after infection.

    ENP at 5000x magnification.

  89. Phatchick says:

    @Cliff #105-
    The hentai anime tenticle monster with the schoolgirl fetish! How could we have missed that one!?!

  90. Phatchick says:

    One last Douglas Adams creation, his most talked about, but least seen characters; Eccentrica Gallumbits, “The Triple-Breasted Whore of Eroticon Six”, hanging out in Milliways (where else?) and sipping her (and everyone else’s) favorite beverage, an icy cold Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

  91. demonhunter says:

    @oquies (107) i love your entry! i think your use of the pattern on the clipboard was an awesome idea, and i really love that you gave us a picture of the ENP up close. very nice!

  92. Cliff says:

    Lt Salif
    A Vulcan, and Cheif of Security of the USS Intrepid II. He was group married to Ships’s Doctor BreAhnya a Rigillian.
    He served with
    Captain Robert Mason,
    1st Officer Jason Ryan “Jase” Hunter,
    Cheif Navagator – Anya Amasova,
    Cheif Helm – ? Ford,
    Science Officer – Lt. Daystrom,
    Communications Office – Sharon McWhorter,
    Dr. Rainsong Chief Pyschiatrist.

    Capt Reid was the captain of the Intrepid II and he was lost on a mission. Robert Mason was his first officer and was promoted to Captain and is haunted by trying to find Capt. Reid who not only his Captain but was his best friend as well.
    Captain Mason got a weird message from Reid, apparently from the future

    Here is Salif in his early (TOS) days
    Entry #4

    and his Intrepid II uniform
    Entry #5

  93. Cliff says:

    Of course I had to screw up a link
    Her is my Entry #5
    REAL link to Salif curretn uniform

  94. Cliff says:

    The Roleplaying Game

    A long time ago, in a Galaxy far, far away …

    Episode III
    Reveng of the Sith

    The Republic is crumbling
    under attacks by the ruthless
    General Grievous and his droid army.
    There are heroes on both sides.
    Evil is everywhere.

    Speeding to the planet Coruscant, Steele Wynn, a human fringer travels to the Senate on urgent business.

    Steele brings with him there his stellar piloting ability and fringer skills to aid the Republic at this time

    Little does Steele know the danger lurking on Coruscant
    or the strange fate that awaits.

    Steele looks quite young, still in his late teens, he has long brown hair to his shoulder blades which still fails to cover his big ears, his mischievous brown eyes and frequent grin speaks volumes of his youthful enthusiasm and exuberance.
    He is a diminutive 5′ 6″ and slight build weighing only 120 lbs. which is a liability when it comes to him shooting his Wookie Bowcaster.
    He often wears a hide coat with long furry sleeves, hide pants and furry boots, sometimes topping it all off
    with a hooded robe.

    He is exceedingly proud of his “Uncle Bob” the Wookie who raised him as his honor family when Steele’s family was attacked and crash landed on Kashyyyk leaving him the only survivor.
    He has very good knowledge of almost all things Wookiee.

    While no great combatant, he is proud, and more than a little cocky, of his piloting and mechanic ability and also has a great love for building, fixing and racing Swoops and Speeder Bikes.

    Steele along with a mixed group of aliens were successfully able to save the Jedi Younglings and smuggle them out of the Jedi Temple and off Curuscant before Anakin Skywalker could ever slaughter them.

    (which had been the goal of the entire campain, to save the Jedi Younglings, their death being a chapter of Star Wars he personally hated)



  95. Cliff says:


    In his Original incarnation
    Steele, had the same background, orphaned, raised by Wookiee Uncle Bob

    but he found himself on Tatooine after the Battle of Yavin
    He was a great Swoop/Speeder Bike mechanic and racer
    and took some jobs for Mos Eisley crimeboss Plovo 2 by 1, a short and very fat Jawa who was a rival of Jaba the Hutt
    (Plove was called 2 x 1 cause he was joked to be 2 meters wide by 1 meter tall)

    Steel was doing the little jobs with his
    Uncle Bob

    Max Stargrove

    droid IB12 (I Be One Two/Too)

    Twlya a Twi’lik stowaway

    and made a contact of a retired General

    who happened to be friend with an Empire Admiral

    the group attracted the attention of the Empire
    who threatened to destroy Tatooine for information they had.
    Some of the hard headed members called the Empire’s bluff.
    The Empire doesn’t bluff.

    Steele, Twyla, IB12, the Engineer and Max all escaped the destruction in Max’s freighter

    Uncle Bob had been killed in a Swoop race previously.

    The General stayed on Tatooine by choice.

    Steele later went on by himself to undergo and complete Jedi training.

  96. Some killer stuff going. Lots of originals and some great homages.

    Should’ve known… Contest 51… Area 51!

    Whilest I muse, anyone know the actual x-y dimensions of the HM canvas? Danke.

  97. borntobealoser says:

    Another entry, think it’s my fifth:

    Aliens Welcome:
    This one veers more to the comical side of things, even if it is only slightly.

  98. Cliff says:

    Here is a race I created a few years back for our Legion of Super Hero game wanting something truly non-bipedal humanoid alien.

    This is a Cnidarian also called a space jelly or stellar nettle

    This particular individual calls itself Scypho Zoa and has taken the heroic name Medusa due to it snake like tentacles and paralyzing sting. It’s a hermaphrodite like the rest of it’s race.
    its powers include:
    Sealed Systems – It doesn’t have to breath and is immune to gas and similar attacks,,
    Flight – A Cnidnarian can fly in the vastness of space or in a planetary atmosphere
    and can even swim underwater.,

    Telepathy – A Cnidarian speaks telepathincally, and after a few hours of scanning a new race can pick up it’s language.,

    All around sight – The various spots on a Cnidnarian bell body which are sensitive to light, color, temperature and other vibrations gives it 360 degree vision allowing it able to see all around it, so they are never surprised.

    Glow – A Cnidarian has bio-luminescence and can regulate its own intensity to a certain degree.

    Prehensil Limbs – A Cnidarian has many tentacles which it can manipulate objects and tools.

    Poison Touch,
    All Cnidarians can sting from a mild irritation to paralyzation using the chemicals secreted by their tentacles.

    Acid – A Cninarian has powerful acids in the gastolining of it’s bell body to break down nutrients,

    Schypho doesnt eat around humanoids out of considerations, since they can see as it digests food by breaking it down and absorbing it

    Split – Cnidarian’s reproduce by splitting into other smaller Cnidarian, each with the full memories and experiences of it’s parent.
    Each Cnidarian only lives about 2 to 6 months, but carry with it eons of experiences and knowledge making them somewhat immortal.

  99. Solar Ray: Protector of our Solar System

    You people need to stay out of my head! Most of my ideas have already been posted.

    Myro: Your oglathyn is awesome. Your narrative is well-written. The reflections just pop.

    Also, I see a couple of new posters (at least new to me). Willkommen!

    abominal401: Shadow of the Demon is one of the best poses that I’ve seen.

    borntobealoser: Aliens Welcome is great!

    GuyDiga: Like your alien. The tusks are a nice touch.

    Mat: Love your Marvin the Martian.

    PapaKrok: Love the whump!

    Tuldabar: I like your lycan. The color scheme is good. Do you have him in wolf form?

  100. Sutter_Kaine says:

    HRR’QUAR – The Hrr’Quar are a leonine race of predators. They are among the best trackers in the galaxy and have been known to barter their skills in exchange for advanced weapons and technology. Hrr’Quar encountered outside their jungle homeworld often earn a living as bounty hunters.

  101. joel says:

    Entry #3

    throughout the ages, the two most ancient races have been waging a war. though it has raged for over millennia, the only thing that changes is the battle ground. The two races, The Daemons and the Angelica do not care who gets in their way. it doesn’t matter that one side of this war is the light, and the other side is the dark, both want nothing more then to destroy of the other, and will do whatever it takes to do so. here is a Daemon soldier.

  102. joel says:

    Entry #4

    Though both races originate from the same species, the Daemon and Angelica were created when one side was infected with the powers of darkness, and the other learned to harness the light. it was this difference that started the war countless eons ago. though the Angelica have gained the ability to control the powers of light, they are just as merciless and deadly as their dark counterparts. here is a Angelica Soldier

  103. Gene says:

    A couple more;

    When corporate explorers discovered the sea world of Karnillia, they were overjoyed at the prospect of plundering the vast oceans of it’s resources, however the Karnillian sea barbarians had other thoughts on how their scared waters should be used.

    The Dancer women of Seledia are sought after the galaxy over, their skills unrivaled. What no one knows is that the Seledian dancers are highly trained in the art of spycraft, and are constantly seeking out intelligence data to sell to the highest bidder.

  104. Asder says:

    I am so busy right now that i not able to do a decent concept. So i had a few minutes and i did this.

  105. demonhunter says:

    @asder (126) i love the background effect!

  106. XMSW says:

    I LOVE Star Wars so I made a line of various Jedi using Heromachine. This will be my first time entering a contest but this contest is perfect for my interest.

    A few of my favorites:

    A Togruta Jedi (like Jedi Master Shaak Ti from the movies)

    A Kel Dor Jedi (like Master Plo Koon from the movies)

    A force using Falleen Jedi (like Xizor from various SW books)

    A Twi’Lek Smuggler

    A Mirialan Mercenary (Like Jedi Master Luminara Unduli)

    If you are not familiar with any of the species, just look them up on google or wookieepedia!

  107. XMSW says:

    (not sure if it sent the first time)
    I LOVE Star Wars so I made a line of various Jedi using Heromachine. This will be my first time entering a contest but this contest is perfect for my interest.

    A few of my favorites:

    A Togruta Jedi (like Jedi Master Shaak Ti from the movies)

    A Kel Dor Jedi (like Master Plo Koon from the movies)

    A force using Falleen Jedi (like Xizor from various SW books)

    A Twi’Lek Smuggler

    A Mirialan Mercenary (Like Jedi Master Luminara Unduli)

    Mirialan close up:

    If you are not familiar with any of the species, just look them up on google or wookieepedia! I did not create the species, Lucusfilms did.

  108. demonhunter says:

    @XMSW (128/129) great entries for your first contest!

    i decided to make another entry this time. its probably the craziest and most unique entry ive ever made. it has no name but is known as:

    entry 2 GROSS ALIEN
    giant slug like creatures, these aliens are probably the foulest, most disgusting creatures in the universe. attached to its head are two feelers, and its single tentacle arm secretes a rancid slime and is incredibly strong, able to crush a constricted human in seconds

    the simple backstory i created for them is this:
    somehow in the future, their planet is discovered, and space technology allows us to transport humans to the planet. the planet has no “intelligent life”, just less developed animals, and is still not fully developed (much like earth in the time of the dinosaurs, as these creatures are the dinosaurs for this planet)

    surprisingly, despite their grotesque appearance, this species is actually quite affectionate and non violent towards each other and even humans. it is only when provoked that their disgusting aggressiveness shows

  109. Sutter_Kaine says:

    SLYTHYSS – Slythyss are an ancient reptilian race. At the height of their power, they were masters of an advanced technology that included planet-buster weapons and galaxy-spanning wormhole gateways. Thir culture reached its zenith millenia ago and began the inevitable slide into decadence. Their pyramid-cities long abandoned, modern slythyss lead nomadic existences. They wander from world to world, some acting as holy guardians of relics of their long-dead civilization, others earning livings as mercenaries and bounty-hunters.

  110. Me, Myself & I says:

    Spider-Man isn’t the only hero with the ability to use webs. This alien crash landed on earth and found he could not fit in with his unusual appearance. He was forced to live a life of hiding and with his powers it wasn’t much of a stretch to become a hero.

  111. ajw says:

    xmsw you are truly a kick @$$ creator I love SW that’s awesome.

  112. Sutter_Kaine says:

    BRAXAN – Braxans have extremely dense flesh to accomodate the high gravity of their homeworld, the gas giant Braxus. Prized for their great strength, they were used as soldiers and slaves by more advanced races until they formed an alliance with the space-pirate Kasha Vell. In exchange for access to advanced weapons and technology, a minimun of five Braxans can be found serving on Kasha’s spaceship, the Wicked Wasp, at any given time.

  113. In 2032, explorers landed on Mars. They discovered a disturbing, some say unholy, new chapter of human history.

  114. Nogh-Azur Portal Guardian:

    Story: (Sorry If it’s a “little bit” long, but it explains everything in the image… Thank you for your patience):

    Eons ago the once proud and dominant alien race of the “NOGH-AZUR” roamed over the galaxy in order to find and meet other intelligent life forms to teach, enlighten them with their immense knowledge and to pass on their advanced technological achievements . In every planet they arrived they built a two-way indestructible, interstellar portal which would allow them to travel again to the same place back and forth, fast and with safety. In every single planet they crafted one of these portals, they left one of their own behind as a portal guardian, or “gate keeper” as they used to call them, in case something went wrong, but mostly to see into the planet’s preservation, to assist its inhabitants, and maintain the gate.
    In their long travels through the galaxy and universes the “Azurians” found many different life forms, but none as capable and intelligent as they. Most of the alien races were primeval forms of life and could not be easily taught. Their quest began to seem futile until they reached a seemingly desolate planet in the furthest and darkest of all universes, which they called “Ar-Gnoth”. The creatures there were frightful and strange looking- with tentacles and razor sharp teeth and claws- yet their intellectual capacities were vast and the “NOGH-AZURs” thought that they could transcend their knowledge into them, if of course these creatures –that were called “Enochians” – would accept so. The Enochians seemed to welcome the Azurians into their planet, and Lord Doth, their leader was amazed by the Azurian technology and knowledge. Hence he and his people were willing to be taught and thus became excellent pupils through the entire teaching process. Yet Lord Doth’s intentions were not benign as the Azurians thought; because Lord Doth and his nation were truly a malign race of creatures that craved for blood, destruction and dominance. Doth’s wish was to acquire the knowledge of “Nogh-Azhur” primarily to become superior to the Azurians and eventually to turn it against them and finally destroy them. But only when he found out about the astral gates (portals) that were interconnected to almost every planet in the galaxy his purpose became clear. After he learned how to operate the portals, that was so willingly taught to him by the benevolent Azurians -since they had witnessed no preceding sign of his malign ambitions, and since it was also hard for them to comprehend the evil nature of beings, as the Azurians only knew the path of justice and helping others- he revealed his true demonic nature in the most gruesome way; he ordered his Enochians to attack and slay all the Azur people that currently resided on his planet and with his massive bloodthirsty army he began planning the conquest and destruction of the entire universe. The Azurians were taken by surprise and none of them on the dark planet would survive the upcoming massacre. In fact their destruction was so rapid that they weren’t even able to warn their homeland in “Nogh-Azur”, nor any of their own that were left behind on the other planets to guard the portals. Lord Doth and his army of Enochians soon began taking over planets and entire universes one after the other by using the portals the Azurians had left behind. Almost for two Intergalactic Eons, the Enochians kept bringing havoc and death to every planet they invaded, with the precious aid of the stolen Azurian technology. They even managed to capture the Nogh-Azur itself, the planet-capital of the Azurian universe. During “Dark” Lord Doth’s reign of rampage, the star of Nogh-Azur would shine no more, and its once proud people would become slaves, or food, for the ferocious Enochians. Now only a few planets in the entire galaxy remain intact, with a few Azurian “gate keepers”, as their sole protectors; a small number of helpers, teachers, portal guardians that were left behind, now destitute and unaided, waiting for the next “Enochian” attack, in order to defend a foreign land, since they were not able to defend their own…

  115. Sutter_Kaine says:

    VIVISECTOR – Vivisectors are one of the most ancient and mysterious races in the universe. Their true name and origin is long forgotten, but the Slythyss have a legend that speaks of a race that wanders the universe on an endless quest, the goal of which even they no longer remember. The answer to this quest is said to be “written in flesh” and so the Vivisectors travel throughout the galaxy, seeking the answer to a long-forgotten riddle by dissecting entire races, turning worlds into charnel houses and leaving death on an unimaginable scale in their wake. Vivisectors are terrible enemies for they possess psychic abilities and are masters of a bizarre technology that even the Slythyss feared at the height of their civilization.

  116. DiCicatriz says:

    1) The Plasmid Ambassador

    Ambassador for a race of plasma-based energy beings living in the corona of a massive binary star. Their volatile energy forms are too dangerous for other life-forms and thus to interact with other species they have designed a containment apparatus, constructed by nearby planetary allies.

    2) The Sonorant

    The dominant sentient species on a high gravity marine planet, dwelling mainly in hollowed out cave systems among within trenches and underwater mountain ranges. The dense vaporous atmosphere and cavernous habitat led to the development of unique sonorous organs within their chest cavity, as opposed to their rather rudimentary visual sensory organs. The Sonorant can emit complex acoustic vibrations which they then use to map their surroundings, their carapaces housing thousands of sophisticated audio receptors.

    3) Lux

    Lux is a member of the Illuminarian race, a scattered group of sentient light beings with no physical homeworld thought to have evolved in the vacuum of space. Lux is a particularly skilled Illuminarian, able to hold a visible humanoid form for extended periods of time. He travels in between collectives as well as presenting himself to neighboring planets as a herald of his species.

    4)The Unseen

    A race of intelligent beings spawned on a planet with a completely unique set of environmental conditions, the slight variation of which resulting in their deaths. To that end they travel the neighboring star systems in sealed mechanical suits, whose interior replicates the conditions of their ecosystem. As they have kept all knowledge of their homeworld hidden, living as a nomadic collective, none foreign to their society has ever laid eyes on their true form. Thus they are dubbed: the Unseen

  117. Airia says:

    My last 2 entries:

    Lepilun aka Moon Moth

    A species of alien humanoids with insect-like features (like a moth’s). They are mostly a sleep during the day, only awaken when the moon’s light hit the planet. Non-sentient creatures, more like Earth’s insects, collect food them from the planet’s vegetation.

    Wraith Light

    These near invisible beings originated from Blinxexx, the planet second closest to the sun in the Prismal solar system. Because of this, when astronauts landed they thought the planet was uninhabited except for strange moving lights. It wasn’t until night when they became (a little) visible.In order to be identified, they wear coloured tails around their waists.

  118. Jason says:

    The Na’ela was a genetic marvel. Designed with destruction in mind, it has the tactical advantages of two heads, one dedicated to brutal close combat and in control of the larger arms with rending claws, and the legs to get it to the point of attack. Those same claws are capable of climbing vertical surfaces with the ease of running.

    Conversely, the second head is there for long ranged combat in the form of its trusty ion cannon held in the smaller but more dexterous arms. It is also responsible for the majority of its problem solving skills. Hunting in packs, this head is the one that communicates and coordinates with their pack mates.

    Suited to fighting in any environment, they can go hours without air, and even their skin is capable of transmuting sunlight into food making long campaigns survivable.

    They are the shock troops of the Zent’ral, and they are very good at what they do.

  119. Jeff Hebert says:

    Thanks everyone! I’ve just downloaded all the entries and will go through for judging in the next couple of hours.

    Entries are now closed.

  120. PapaKrok says:

    Holly crap! Didnt see that coming! Wow, thanks!
    Lovin heromachine!!!!

    Actually, “Mynzithrum” inspired the hell out of me soooooo…..can I hand the item of the week request to Tango??? I am pretty satisfied with things and can’t, for the life of me, think of any additions offhand.

    Looking forward to many more creations!!!