Character Contest 55: Henchables

Every good organization needs henchmen, those loveably expendable front-line shock troops referred to in times gone by as "cannon fodder". Whether you're talking about "Marked for Death" Star Fleet Red-shirts or the tunic-wearing green-clad losers with giant yellow "H" suspenders Hydra runs out to get their butts kicked by Captain America, these guys and gals put it all on the line every day knowing full well they've got a snowball's chance in Hell of making it through any scrape unscathed. And yet, they strap on their ginormous yellow AIM helmets anyway and gamely soldier on.

Not that all organizations with henchmen are evil. I say nay nay! S.H.I.E.L.D isn't shy about trotting someone's weak-kneed little brother out there in a midnight blue jumpsuit to get blasted to death, either.

Your challenge this week is to create henchmen for some larger comics organization. You could use an established group like A.I.M. or the Justice League, or you can use a group entirely of your own creation. Either way, we're not talking unique one-off heavy hitters, we're talking front-line soldiers who dress in uniforms here. For instance, Back in the Day buddy John and I were involved in a long-running Champions campaign. My criminal organization was "Leviathan", built along nautical themes while taking their motivation from Hobbes' vision of a humanity badly in need of someone to take charge. Their lowest level of front-line goons were called Piranha:

The heavy-hitter units were called Squids:

That's the kind of thing, in general, I'm talking about. Here are a few more henchmen to give you an idea of the kind of thing we're talking about:




The contest rules are the same as usual:

  • 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.
  • You cannot use any other image-editing software (like Photoshop or GIMP) to create your image (basic cropping excepted).
  • 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.

No limit on entries this week, so knock yourselves out. Just make them good!

136 Responses to Character Contest 55: Henchables

  1. Sounds cool. I have a few ideas.

  2. Me, Myself & I

    The Sapphire Guard are the empire’s police keeping force of the Unified Systems. They function much like a modern day S.W.A.T. team and are sent in whenever the planet’s local police force are insuficient to handle their current events. These troops are air dropped from ships in low orbit and deployed in surprise swarms to catch their tagets off guard.

    Their extremely maneuverable as their gear consists primarily of a big rocket. Their armaments are insuficient for drawn out battle so they are not used for front line warfare.

    Many of the recruits and even veterans compete for renown and it is a common trait that they mark their suits with the number of successful ‘Missions they’ve been on’. (The less politically correct term would of course be kills.) The markings are usually portrayed on the wings of their suits so that they are prominent and easy to see both for bragging rights and a way to try to intimidate their targets.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Sapphire%20Guard%20Full.bmp

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Sapphire%20Guard%20Close.bmp

  3. @Jeff: Can it be a henchman for a loner villain (Doctor Doom, for example) or just a henchman that works for an organization?

  4. Danny, I was thinking more along the lines of groups of henchmen, not loner henchmen. But if you wanted to do a group of Doombots for instance, that’d be fine. In other words, not an individual super-villain who works for a guy or group, but rather a group of low-level guys who are in the same uniform.

  5. Champions? That calls for agents of VIPER, DEMON, PRIMUS or UNTIL.

  6. Here is my first entry, a soldier for the criminal organization, Syncris. All basic soldiers are outfitted with a plasma rifle and a suit that amplifies strength. For the most part, they are ex-mercenaries.

    http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx155/Vampyrist/Vampyrist-Syncris.png

  7. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1465678&l=f32cf69b9c&id=1589732210
    the pawn soldiers, my sith lords lowest soldiers
    most of the pawns are dark side agents only limited by their lack of the force

    and the rook comparable to to sidious’ red guard but much more numerous
    trained by my sith maileven(before darth maleval was announced) intially and then as more came along by the senior members of the rook, they are mildly trained in the force knowing only the offensive.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1265876&l=a1a91e5c64&id=1589732210

    the bishop, queen and knight are too high ranking to be put on here the king is obviously my sith.

  8. Ask and you shall recieve; I’ll be right back

    *goes to look over old HM2 designs and plan out how to update them*

  9. Me, Myself & I

    Sorry, for my previous entry (2) I accidentally saved the
    files as Bitmaps. I am entering them again as the correct file
    format. _____________________ The Sapphire Guard are the empire’s
    police keeping force of the Unified Systems. They function much
    like a modern day S.W.A.T. team and are sent in whenever the
    planet’s local police force are insuficient to handle their current
    events. These troops are air dropped from ships in low orbit and
    deployed in surprise swarms to catch their tagets off guard. Their
    extremely maneuverable as their gear consists primarily of a big
    rocket. Their armaments are insuficient for drawn out battle so
    they are not used for front line warfare. Many of the recruits and
    even veterans compete for renown and it is a common trait that they
    mark their suits with the number of successful ‘Missions they’ve
    been on’. (The less politically correct term would of course be
    kills.) The markings are usually portrayed on the wings of their
    suits so that they are prominent and easy to see both for bragging
    rights and a way to try to intimidate their targets. This
    particular member of The Sapphire Guard is well on his way to
    filling his wings with ‘Kills’.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Sapphire%20Guard%20Full.png
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/MMI-Sapphire%20Guard%20Close.png

  10. Sede are the evil offspring and servants of Gordian-Rot.
    They crawl from spore pods hidden within the rotting cavity of his body and are inexhaustible in strength and number as long as their parent-host remains viable.
    They, like most nasty evil creeping vines, choke life and property into oblivion if left to their own devices.

    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c153/jaybjoke/papakrok-Sede.jpg

  11. Mysterious Zed

    The Organization is call “The Eye: and there are three classes of henchmen Grunt,pyro and the heavy.

    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h471/MysteriousZed22/TheEyeHentchmen.png

  12. Entry #1

    there is an organization called Deus ex machina. they have many dark dealings with the occult. they manly deal with demons. in the shadowed organization, they lowest level soldiers are referred to as vessels. they merely channel minor demons to use their power. not overly strong, they look human, but only the shadows reveal their true nature.

    http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6219/joelvessel.png

  13. Heheh, I’ve got a great idea. This should be a fun contest.

  14. The villain is “The Man From Another Now”:
    https://sites.google.com/site/seandavidross/gac/themanfromanothernow.jpg
    The henchmen are a “Neverdrone” and a “Chronobot Mark II”:
    https://sites.google.com/site/seandavidross/gac/Seandavidross-NeverdroneAndChronobotMarkII.jpg

  15. Old School is a world wide crime boss. He has a thing for the history of crime, and being nuttier then a fruit cake, likes to have his henchmen dress for different eras of time. This is Gangster Thug #1930.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75190&d=1296527320

  16. Here’s my entry for this week.

    The organization know as Crimson Tide are on a quest for world domination! Consisting of small arms, riflemen and heavy artillary, these ground troops known as the Crimson Squad attack swift and without mercy.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75193&d=1296532174

    I had lots of fun creating this pic! Cheers.

    (Jeff-Not sure how to name file correctly. I hope this is ok!)

  17. The lush rainforests and pristine lakes of the world are in
    grave danger from the massive destruction of the cruel fists of
    G.O.L.P.E.! Grande Organizacion por Lesionar de Precioso Entornos!
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/bestwednesday/HeroMachine/ZamuelNow-GOLPE.png
    Apologies if translation is nonsensical (not a native Spansih
    speaker…)

  18. this is my first time doing this how do you submit
    creations

  19. kahns army is low in quantity but high in quality kahn uses
    clones do to the fact that they are easily trained and easily
    created hear is my creation
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=31459&id=100000823591086&saved#!/photo.php?fbid=178917812145671&set=a.178917798812339.31459.100000823591086

  20. entry #2

    This one is a Henchman. Benny, the Mobster Lobster

    http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/9362/joelbennythemobsterlobs.png

  21. Watson Bradshaw

    Entry 1

    Cyclone Wizard and the Twisters.

    A disembodied conciseness in a bowl is the leader of this gang of terrorists.

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/watson_kaboos/watsonbradshaw-cyclonewizard.png

  22. spidercow2010

    The current economic climate has affected everyone,
    including arch-villains. It’s nearly impossible to keep a corps of
    crack henchmen on hand 24-7, guarding your secret base, carrying
    clipboards around and minding the machines that go
    PING in your volcano/lab, driving the golfcarts
    with cool fins, or just getting their asses handed to them by the
    good guy. That’s why you need to call HenchTemp. HenchTemp will
    provide qualified, highly-trained and not-overly-bright temporary
    henchmen who will give you 110% of their transient loyalty to
    fulfill your world-domination needs of the moment. Find us at www.
    mercsfornow.org, or look for us in the yellow pages under Henchmen.
    HenchTemp is a subsidiary of MercServ TerrorCo.(Beatrice)
    http://www.deviantart.com/download/195726718/henchtemp43_by_spidercow2010-d38j3pa.png
    Close-up:
    http://www.deviantart.com/download/195726746/henchtempcu_by_spidercow2010-d38j3q2.png

  23. This is one of the Thanatos, the assassins working for a
    group of supervillains known as the Sons of Zeus

    http://www.mediafire.com/i/?bg8867lnik8t6a8

    In Greek mythology, Thanatos was the personification of death and the son of Nyx, goddess of the night. It’s also a Psychology term for “the universal death instinct theorised by Sigmund Freud.”

  24. Here is another one of Old School’s henchmen,
    Shock Trooper #1943
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75195&d=1296560805

  25. spidercow2010

    That’s weird, HK. I’ve got an entry currently awaiting moderation for some reason that I numbered #43.

  26. The Cabal Against Normalcy, Nobility, Organization, and Nature (or C.A.N.N.O.N. for short) is a second-rate anarchist outfit responsible for outbreaks of terrorism around the world, with mixed results.

    While being a member of the inner council can be a decent gig, the rank and file members have it much harder, especially the lowest rank, humorously known as “Fodder.”

    Unfortunately C.A.N.N.O.N. Fodder learn an unavoidable lesson during the majority of their missions: That cannon fodder is expendable, and expected to be shot.

    http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv217/Myrowire/Hero%20Machine%20Contest%20Entries/myro-CANNON_fodder.png

  27. A group of henchmen from the organisation know as PREDATOR

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75196&d=1296573170

  28. @spidercow2010, that’s funny. If you noticed the numbers are in a way the time period, but that means if I make more those numbers may show up again, but with another thug name.

  29. These are Super Powered Robotic Intelligent Entities (S.P.R.I.T.E.S.) and Hyperactive Aeronautical Rivalry Patrol Entity (H.A.R.P.E.) who are utilized by a weather controlling megalomaniac known as The Tempest (alter ego William Prosper) whose theme coincides with the Shakespearean title of the same name.

    http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n570/heromachinecontest/SawyerHeppes-SPRITE.jpg

    http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n570/heromachinecontest/Sawyerheppes-HARPIE.jpg

  30. Something I’ve grown all too familiar with over the last four months, although I haven’t interviewed with any evil organizations (unless you count Lenscrafters).

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75201&d=1296588761

  31. Imp (36): LMAO! That reminds me of the Deadpool-related character, Bob, Agent of Hydra. The only reason he worked for them was because his wife (now ex) made him go get a full-time job with health benefits, and there weren’t many jobs available in the market at the time. Then he got annoyed by the fact that Hydra didn’t offer dental coverage as well, but A.I.M. did.
    Still, makes me look at evil organizations in a new light. How many rank and file members are there, not because they are devotees to the ideology, but because they need to pick up a paycheck?

  32. Now this guy http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm156/Tuldabar/Heros/Trooper.png has no story yet. He’s a trooper in the Galactic Republic’s “Havok Squad,” one of many soldiers fighting along side the Jedi without the aid of mystical powers. But his nerve and determination are unmatched. Havok Squad will do whatever it takes to take down the Sith Empire.

  33. unknownblackpaper

    The Harem of Lady Merah

    Lady Merah is a villain who succeeds in seducing handsome men into becoming her henchmen. So, not only does she have a powerful dispensable army, but also robs the women of the world of the good looking guys.

    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/unknownblackpaper-HaremofMerah.png

  34. ok im trying to do another post i hope it works but anyways i decided to make an army of elementals and the pawns are all basic users and are the same except for the color of there armor
    http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l325/funkeymoneky19/?action=view&current=pyrodude760-dagonsarmyhenchman.jpg

  35. Clan Thrice Haggis is composed of a single conjoined set of triplet brothers, Neeps, Tattie and Cock O’Leekie. Naturally all qualify as henchmen by default as, in true Highland fashion, none can agree with another on the color o shite…making election of a clan chief impossible. The clan induces paralysis and emotional surrender of their enemies through their superhumanly sorrowful rendition of “Danny Boy”.

    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c153/jaybjoke/papakrok-ClanThriceHaggis-1.jpg

  36. I know we have talked about it before but how do you do the head shot image?

  37. In the year 2045, the United States decides that they want to rid themselves of all criminals who commit misdemeanors, so they make a federal Big Brother program called Petty Investigations Group or PIG. Meet one of the units best and brightest Petty Officers.

    http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa409/mister_chris/mrchris-pettyofficer.jpg

  38. On a desert planet in the far reaches of the Galaxy there exist many lifeforms in all shapes and sizes. But every creature knows, if you are ever caught wondering the dessert alone, you will fall victim to the Nightstalkers.

    You don’t hear them coming, and if you see them it’s already too late. They attack without warning, and kill without mercy. They are a hive mind with each one being controlled by their leader, the Queen Stalker.

    (I know it’s not your NORMAL henchman. But it does fit the catagory. It’s not an individual character and it works for an organization, the hive. Hope it passes 😉 )

  39. I hope the close up turned out ok…it was my first time doing it and im still not sure how to do it

  40. MSCat, you basically hit the “profile” button that zooms into the face and shoulder region, then do a screen capture (Command-Ctrl-Shift-4 on a Mac or just the Printscreen button on a PC). Open an image editor (Preview on a Mac, going to File – New from Clipboard, or Paint on a PC — go to Edit Paste) and crop it however you like. Save the resulting image.

    The one you have is just the face but it’s not a close-up, if that makes sense.

    Having said that, I honestly never look at the close-ups, I don’t usually have time.

  41. Thanks. I still can’t figure it out. I just wanted to show some of the extra detail i put into the eyes that you couldn’t really see on the other image but its ok I can live without lol

  42. Here is the Nightstalker without his mask. So you can see what his face looks like underneath. http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/capttravis/MScat-NightstalkerwoMask.jpg

  43. Nicknamed “cowpunchers” as the direct agents of acquisition of Earthly bovine tissue for the Great Reanimator, these entities are literally reanimated human kidneys. As such, they are accustomed to acting as peons and are exceptional slaves.

    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c153/jaybjoke/papakrok-cowpunchers.jpg

  44. Mysterious Zed

    Second Entry
    A Bee Drone part of the international terrorist group known as the hive. All drones are injected with an experimental drug that gives them stronger muscle tissue, wings, and bee like abilities.
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h471/MysteriousZed22/Drone.png

  45. @HammerKnight (#34): I figured that out eventually, after scrolling up and seeing an earlier entry of yours.
    Actually, I got the number 43 from a gag from the old TV sitcom ‘Get Smart’ that I’ve remembered all these years, where, after Max and Agent 99 get information from Agent 43, Max says “43’s a good man,” and 99 replies, “You’re worth two 43s, 86.”

  46. Anybody remember Schtarker, Siegfried’s henchman from KAOS? Now that was a henchman.

  47. http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/capttravis/MScat-RagTagTeam.jpg

    Rag Tag Team – A team of bank robbers who work for a man named Patch Adams.

  48. http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/xion_unborn01/ThorsHammer-XionUnborn01.png?t=1296643929

    A small group from the Thor’s Hammer organization. They take over what they want with an iron (or steel, really any metal they decide to make a weapon out of) fist. Though not always the brightest bunch, they know how to beat the masses into submission.

  49. http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/xion_unborn01/EngineerJohn-XionUnborn01.png?t=1296647357

    John The engineer. He’s finishing up work on the newest force for ‘good’, the Death Ray.

  50. spidercow2010

    Just want to make sure the henchwomen get some love, too. (Wenchmen?)
    http://www.deviantart.com/download/195868995/henchgirl_by_spidercow2010-d38m5hf.png
    Still, you don’t want to be “pink-shirted.”

  51. Mysterio’s (Quentin Beck)henchmen, their purpose is to bring dark and death all around the city.

  52. http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k608/Kwnnos1/Hereos/hm3-beta11.jpg
    Mysterio’s (Quentin Beck)henchmen, their purpose is to bring dark and death all around the city.

  53. http://www.r-kelleg.be/image/r-kelleg_crabmen.png
    Beware the crabmen ! they are controled through 2 small electronic devices stuck to their head.
    they are strong but dumb…

  54. rogue ops are the watchers of the universe they are judge jury and in most cases executioner. they are everywhere and nowhere you will never know when they are there. remember to look out for rogue ops.

    http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l325/funkeymoneky19/?action=view&current=pyrodude760-rogueops.jpg

  55. Down in the deserts of Hearth lies the Cult of the Sands. This group of assassins are highly revered and well known. Many attempt to join their order but few make it through the first tests.

    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc72/RPGGirl101/Amaranth-SerpentsoftheSands.jpg

  56. They got tired of doing all the work!

    The Ahenchers (plus Henchspider)

    http://img708.imageshack.us/f/hm3beta10.jpg/

    Units-
    Henchspiders: A very basic unit with no superpowers, given tools to replace powers.

    The Waspettes: Anybody who was ever hitten by a shrink ray fell under Wasp’s wing. They ride tame wasps into battle.

    Sentry Shields: These robotic shields roam America, helping the people who need help.

    Iron Drones: Whiplash couldn’t successfully program these drones for evil. But they work great for good!

    Gamma Freaks: People who were outcast and kept in captivity because of thier gamma reactions are now part of Banner’s personal squadron.

  57. Entry One: Cnidocyte

    “In a post-apocalyptic Earth where millions of humans have been turned into beings with supernatural powers due to nuclear fallout. Mass fear and hatred for these new, more advanced, individuals has spread rapidly among the unchanged populace. One organization has risen up to face the threat of these mutants, these lunatics, these deviants of destruction: Meduso! Meduso has provided a haven for all of the weak and ill-fated across the world and promises an end to the mutations. Many have traveled across the now unforgivable terrain of this dead world, united by one common goal; one common enemy to all of the human race! Only Meduso can protect you from mutation. Only Meduso can recreate the glory of the human race and only you and your strength can bring about this glorious future for us: the true man! Hail Meduso!”
    – Diederik Wagner
    Director of Meduso

    Male/female grunts of Meduso.
    http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee431/Iflytehm/Iflyte-CnidocyteMale.png
    http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee431/Iflytehm/Iflyte-Cnidocytefemale.png

    Entry Two: Oni

    Here I went with a more Japanese-styled futuristic soldier in some evil overbearing interplanetary government theme.

    http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee431/Iflytehm/Iflyte-Oni.png
    http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee431/Iflytehm/Iflyte-Oni2.png

  58. Here’s to you, loyal henchman. For precious, oblivious optimism in the face of certain annihilation and personal injury. For the boredom filled days, occasional hard work, global mentality and side splitting, pummel-filled moments. The comic world wouldn’t be the same without your selfless, outmanned, under skilled, outgunned sacrifice. Salute!!!

    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c153/jaybjoke/papakrok-HenchmenTribute.jpg

  59. http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/xion_unborn01/SkeletonCrew-XionUnborn01.png?t=1296686374

    I noticed no one had made the staple of all scary stories, the skeleton minions!!

  60. Orbshark: Creations of evil weapon specialist and geneticist Sharkbait. Orbsharks levitate and come down upon enemies with spinning blades, then attack with there razor claws. They have gas like minds, which are Sharkbaits most successful experiment.

    Sharkbait

  61. I’ve worked out some henchmen for villains whom I’ve made for previous character contests.

    The first is for my Sheriff of Notting (from FNF2: http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/frevoli/Frevoli-SheriffOfNottingham.png).

    The Sheriff was at a loss with hood to deal with the Robin Hood problem. Of course the natural response would be to call in the Peace Keepers Force, however he was certain that they would stand with their brother in arms. Therefore he envoked a different response.

    Using the resources of the PKF and enlisting others sympathetic to his own cause, he formed the Sheriff’s Elite Guard.

    Behold – a typical soldier of the SEG

    http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/frevoli/Frevoli-Soldier.png

  62. My next henchmen is for the random name generated Brain Mistress (http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/frevoli/Frevoli-BrainMistress.png)

    Despite having a exposed brain, Brooke found no difficulty in recruiting assisstance for her crimes. Perhaps it was due to her winning smile, persuasive charm… or maybe, just maybe, it was down to her hypnotic powers.

    Fitting in with her Mistress persona, her entourage are dubbed “Sirs”, here is one:

    http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/frevoli/Frevoli-Sir.png

  63. My third henchmen are that of the Kirby-esc Taupe Transporter
    (http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/frevoli/Frevoli-TaupeTransporter.png)

    If truth be told, the Transporter doesn’t particularly require henchmen, so the matter is more complex than first thoughts might think

    Taupe destroys worlds; reason why unknown, but what is known is that he never fails and allways finishes (careful).

    So upon coming across a planet known as Merekz, at first he does his usual thing and goes about destroying it. But for some reason he stops. The Merekzians rejoice at the uncharacteristic act of mercy. How they were spared when millions of others weren’t. As a sign of gratitude for this unheardof act of kindness, they pleage their devotion.

    That is how it came to be that the Taupe transporter had a whole planet of followers.

    Inspired by the Transporter’s own lack of eyes, they blindfold themselves to better emmulate his lack of sight and, like him, home their other senses to cope. Singing his praises with ever parsect he takes, they all are now and forever… his disciples

    http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/frevoli/Frevoli-Disciple.png

  64. entry #3

    Henchmen don’t always loose, as shown in this clip from the pilot episode of a hit new Japanese reality TV show: Santa VS ninja!

    http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/5602/joelsantavninja.png

  65. Servus – I bid thee yea master! Thy demon lord call to me to do his bidding; I shall answer his call. I am Servus servant to thee!

    http://s1133.photobucket.com/albums/m593/mrmatt220/?action=view&current=Servus.jpg&newest=1

    Creatura – You my Lord I serve. Death shall bind my soul to thee…

    http://s1133.photobucket.com/albums/m593/mrmatt220/?action=view&current=Creatura.jpg

  66. ((I didnt get to finish…but that took long enough as it was))

  67. My final entry. The grunts of BioTech International’s mercenary army. We have the JetBot, a large mechanized unit for enforcing ‘peace’ with it’s attached spear and drill arm (extra attachments not included, available for 94.6 million USD a piece, as is unit is 368.4 million USD). Then we have the small and fast ReconBot, a unit the size of a dog capable of overland flight of up to 256 mph and armed with lock on rockets and a 7.72 caliber machine gun with 2000 rounds of ammunition (as is unit is 126.7 million USD). Then the CyBot, a cyborg unit made up of advanced Neurosteel, giving it the response time of a normal human with none of the pain receptors; though they carry no weapon they can move up to 74mph over land and have a grip capable of compressing with over 2,450 lbs or pressure. (buyer must supply own participants for program, willing or sedated, process takes 3 weeks and costs 173.4 million USD, for each fifty participants, 1% is marked off, up to a total of a 10% discount)
    http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/xion_unborn01/BioTechInternationalGrunts-XionUnborn01.png?t=1296723404

  68. Watson Bradshaw

    Entry 2

    Safety test

    henchmen of Dr. Catastrophe a character I did for contest 53.
    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/watson_kaboos/hm3contest53doctorcatastraphy.png

    At Catastrophe Inc. our henchmen get on the job training on any new and advanced weapons they may use out in the field. the rigorous 30 minute class is followed by a test before anyone is assigned any equipment that could obliterate others or themselves.

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/watson_kaboos/watsonbradshaw-safetytest.png

  69. So this is Team Galactic at Mt. Coronet! They’re the vilaneous team for pokemon generation 4 main games (Diamond, Pearl and Platinum). They use stolen pokemon, mainly normal and bug-tipe ones. Poison pokemons are often used too.

    Grunts usually aren’t that smart, but some of them had important missions. Anyway, they’re weak trainers.

    http://www.esnips.com/doc/fc9aa62a-c515-4421-9b53-3d3dd8e179b0/kruger-TeamGalactic

    ( 😀 my first entry! finally i’ve made one in time)

  70. Blazing Tornado

    After a few attempts that ended up going nowhere, I ended up going with a ninja with a design that belongs in a superhero world.

    Here’s an Onryo Ninja, masters of assassination, combining mythical techniques, ancient fighting techniques and just a little bit of high technology to be amongst the most efficient of assassin clans in the world:
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t285/Detour84/BlazingTornado-OnryoNinja.png

  71. spidercow2010

    The analogy is pretty obvious, but SOMEBODY’S gotta do it:
    http://www.deviantart.com/download/196014327/henchpins_by_spidercow2010-d38p9mf.png

  72. Here’s my 2nd entry for this week.

    This is an automated first-strike soldier that would be programmed for specific targets. Highly reliable, very durable and show no mercy. They might not belong to one group altogether. They’re more for the dictator-of-the-week to purchase from any underground arms dealer, and utilized for their grand schemes! Enjoy!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75229&d=1296752183

    *hope these are named and addressed properly…

  73. RENT-A-THUG – Proudly serving the super-villain community since 1947, Rent-A-Thug is the premiere source for top-quality criminal assistance personnel at competitive prices. You won’t find any cannon-fodder or leg-breakers here, only highly trained, highly motivated professionals eager to meet all your henching needs.

    Rent-A-Thug offers four basic categories of henchpersons to choose from.

    1) Minion – Ideal for the villain on a budget, minions possess basic training in firearms, unarmed combat, and criminal theory. They are “all-purpose” henches that can be used in a wide variety of roles, including sentry, robbery/burglary accomplice, and lab assistant.

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/rentAthug2.jpg

    2) Commando – Possessing extensive combat training and armed with state-of-the-art weaponry, commandoes are more than capable of dealing with most police, military, and private security forces in both an offensive and defensive capacity. They are ideal for dealing with conventional, albeit heavy-armed, opponents.

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/rentAthug_flunky.jpg

    3) Super Trooper – Elite commandoes armed with next generation technology, including but not limited to flex-armor, laser rifles, and jet-packs, Super Troopers are ideal for expected encounters with low to mid-level super-powered opponents. Using Rent-A-Thug’s patented power-level scanning technology, Super Troopers care able to ascertain the relative strengths and weaknesses of super-beings and adapt their strategy accordingly.

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/superTrooper.jpg

    4) Big Boy – Using a combination of cybernetics and genetic engineering, Rent-A-Thug’s in-house research staff has come up with the ultimate solution to the super-hero dilemma. Codenamed “Big Boys”, these heavy-hitters are capable of going toe-to-toe with super-beings that rate as high as a 6 on the Riggs’ Power Level Scale. In addition, Big Boys are armed with military-grade weapons capable of dealing destruction on unprecedented levels.

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/bigBoy.jpg

    CUSTOMIZING OPTIONS

    For villains that want their henchpersons to reflect a theme, Rent-A-Thug offers a customization service that provides uniforms to order for a modest fee. Samples can be seen here:

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/custom.jpg

    CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

    “As an up-and-coming criminal mastermind, I quickly learned the importance of having a highly skilled support staff. Rent-A-Thug worked with me to meet my needs by providing professional-grade henchpersons at a reasonable price.” – The Baffler

    “When we decided to take ZODIAC to the next level, we knew the first step was to swell the ranks. Rent-A-Thug was the first place I thought of. After a single conversation with one of their Criminal Account Executives, I knew I wouldn’t have to look anywhere else. ” – Virgo

    “I used to go through minions pretty quickly. Lacking the time and inclination to train new recruits, I often found my henchmen even more of a hindrance to my plans than my most persistent arch-enemies. Then I discovered Rent-A-Thug. I was so impressed with the level of service I received that I upgraded to the Platinum Plan almost immediately. Thanks to Rent-A-Thug, I’m happy to say I haven’t had to execute a single minion for incompetence in years.” -Lord Dread

    Ready to take your career to the next level? Then contact us toll-free at 1-800-555-THUG or online at http://www.rentathug.org. Our friendly staff of Criminal Account Executives is standing by to serve all your henchperson needs.

  74. Introducing Generics! These foot soldiers can be bought by anyone, hero or villain, and feature modular, customizable suits. You choose the color highlights to match your own costume, or the uniform of your group. A video screen can display your own logo. For additional fees, you can add weapons, shields and other technology. Order now!

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

  75. Watson Bradshaw

    Entry 3

    the time warriors

    Want to take over a city but can’t fight that pesky hero in tights? Want a army that wont cost you an arm and a leg in expenses and rat you out to the cops? Then try a Time Warrior Robot.
    built by professor Linear, He used his knowledge of ancient cultures to create the perfect army of robots for any would be conqueror. Each platoon with its own time based theme and powers.

    Legion Alpha are based on the Roman guards and have blades that emit blasts of heat.

    Legion Beta are based on the Egyptian guards and use electric charged blades.

    and the advanced Legion Omega are based on the Feudal Japanese samurai and can flash freeze any adversary, or your money back.

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/watson_kaboos/watsonbradshaw-timeworriors.png

  76. Cody:
    http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7452/hm3betal.jpg

    the witch of the south and her flying monkey

  77. borntobealoser

    Here’s my entry:

    Henchbot – Policetron:
    For many years these exclusive versions of the common henchbot have been rolled out onto the streets instead of human peacekeepers. They have been considered an overall success, considering that there have been more complaints than compliments, their imcompetency being widely intolerable. For example, your precious little kitty is stuck up a tree and can’t get down. If you call for a policetron he’ll get it down for you, albeit riddled with bullet holes. And that unemotional representation of a human face on their computer screens doesn’t inspire much confidence.

    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy175/borntobealoser/borntobealoser-Henchbot.png

  78. My first enty.

    Blood Flower

    Blood Flower’s is a group of assasins whose use traditionally weapons. They always wear red belt and the clan insignia in their clothes. All member is asian, and they grew up a little town in Japan. The Flowers are an elite group whose only do special works. If someone needed the organization, they transfer a big price for the village elder, whose send out his specialist.

    http://tarkarra.deviantart.com/art/Blood-Flowers-196122156

  79. Elite troopers from Hellakras.

  80. I haven’t had much of an imagination lateley so I created these 4 henchmen for the Organization.

    Angel of Death’s Tune (aka Margolotta Avinurméz) – Born in France, 1487 , Status : Ressurected
    Before the king of France killed her for stealing a golden amulet from the queen, the king cut her face from so many points, that her face became forbidden in the society…
    She worked in the royal orchestra band where she played a flute.
    http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/Namless/?action=view&current=AngelofDeathsTune.jpg

    Grahm – Born in England, 1921, Status : Ressurected
    He was once a CEO of a mega corporation that once lost all of it’s fundings. He died at the same day, when he was being robbed by 2 thugs. A dagger into neck.
    http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/Namless/?action=view&current=Grahm.jpg

    Kemshyt – Born in Egypt, 1969 , Status : Alive
    A rare items vendor and an experienced assassin for the Organization. He is the living money income for the Organization.
    http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/Namless/?action=view&current=Kemshyt.jpg

    Sergej – Born in Russia, 1879 , Status : Ressurected
    Killed by his family and ressurected by the Organization.
    He killed his whole family and it’s relatives after that.
    Now he’s a powerful judge working for the corruption.
    http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/Namless/?action=view&current=Sergej.jpg

  81. http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7795/kytanahenchables.png
    If you want a helping hand call the undead army. They’re
    always expendable. You reach them all over the graveyard.

  82. In the 25th century, when law enforcement needs help tracking down dangerous criminals why bother utilizing trained officers? They call in C.A.T.S. (Criminal Apprehension Tactical Squad) In the future Hybrid Cat People are at an over abundance so they are utilized to track down dangerous intergalatic crime bosses, hitmen, mass murderers, high tech villians, etc. Why risk human life when you can see what the C.A.T.S. drag in, right?
    Here is just one of the well equipped members of the squad, Smokey.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31326431&l=fee96fc858&id=1332546815

  83. After a hostage situation in his courtroom went tragically wrong, Judge James Hawthorne created the Sons of Justice. Sworn to protect the participants of courtroom proceedings, these guardians are highly trained and equipped by the benevolent Judge himself.

    Sons of Justice
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31326432&l=ac5ee63c64&id=1332546815

  84. ThePerfectTense

    Jeff, does it have to be modern? You know, with guns and stuff? Or can it be something along the lines of The White Hand (Isengard) from Lord of the Rings?

  85. The sinister crimelord known as Diavolo has a dedicated team of henchwomen who handle all the recruiting for his organization. These devilishly sensuous women are very competent and Diavolo is never lacking new recruits.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75271&d=1296916021

  86. ThePerfectTense, it can be from any genre or time period you like, it certainly doesn’t have to be modern at all.

  87. ThePerfectTense

    🙂 good! I always find myself leaning to a fantasy genre…

  88. Rejoice, for I! HAVE! RETURNED!

    Khmm… yeah, so here’s the entry:

    UESR troopers

    In the future Europe is united under one banner.The banner of the United European Socialist Republic. The UESR recruited, trained and equipped its henchman in enormous amount.

    http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv337/mor2na/HM/Morzan_UESR-trooper.jpg?t=1296928792

    Maybe I’ve played a little too much Fallout …

  89. Last entry :

    Yabusame – Yabusame ight be considered as a ronin, but actually he wasn’t trained to be a samurai at all. Why did he choose to become a samurai is unknown, but he does seem to have an expectational skills with katans. His special runic katana, Zul-Amun even allows to shoot out ray beams.
    He does sometimes act as a priest to convert people join with Religion. Yabusame acts as a priest, ronin, messenger and as a henchman.

    http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff426/Namless/?action=view&current=Yabusame.jpg

  90. ThePerfectTense

    My secret organization exists in a fantasy setting. It is led by the evil warlock Supreme Emperor Despot Overlord Bob, whose multitude of plans to take over the world have sometimes even nearly succeeded! Centuri is famous for its numerous, poorly equipped, hopelessly incompetent footsoldiers (Centuri Grunt, 1st picture) , who have now resigned themselves to the fact that all they will ever do is get pointlessly slain by some valiant hero.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75275&d=1296939381
    However, Centuri is also renowned for it’s special forces, an elite team of Ninjas (Centuri Ninja) who are adept at assassinating their targets with gratuitous and totally over the top style. One example would be them backflipping out of the shadows behind you, landing infront of you, dummying with their sword, kneeing you in the balls, before finally repeatedly stabbing you in the back.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75276&d=1296939402
    The Warlock (as he is also known) has recently created a race of superhumans, known as the Berserkers (Centuri Berserker, picture 3). They now make up the shock troops of his army. And they are very are very goof at shocking – before hacking you into pieces. Why they have fire instead of hair is still unknown. Probably just to look awesome.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75280&stc=1&d=1296941076

    By the way, don’t judge me on the fact that the Grunt’s sword isn’t masked. I noticed it after I had saved the picture, and when I went back to change it, everything kept screwing up! Also, there was chainmail on the arms and legs, but now there isn’t. Moreover, for some reason my people’s feet have been cut off. Sorry!
    Finally: First project!

  91. ThePerfectTense

    My secret organization exists in a fantasy setting. It is led by the evil warlock Supreme Emperor Despot Overlord Bob, whose multitude of plans to take over the world have sometimes even nearly succeeded! Centuri is famous for its numerous, poorly equipped, hopelessly incompetent footsoldiers (Centuri Grunt, 1st picture) , who have now resigned themselves to the fact that all they will ever do is get pointlessly slain by some valiant hero.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75275&d=1296939381
    However, Centuri is also renowned for it’s special forces, an elite team of Ninjas (Centuri Ninja) who are adept at assassinating their targets with gratuitous and totally over the top style. One example would be them backflipping out of the shadows behind you, landing infront of you, dummying with their sword, kneeing you in the balls, before finally repeatedly stabbing you in the back.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75276&d=1296939402
    The Warlock (as he is also known) has recently created a race of superhumans, known as the Berserkers (Centuri Berserker, picture 3). They now make up the shock troops of his army. And they are very are very goof at shocking – before hacking you into pieces. Why they have fire instead of hair is still unknown. Probably just to look awesome.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=75280&stc=1&d=1296941076

    By the way, don’t judge me on the fact that the Grunt’s sword isn’t masked. I noticed it after I had saved the picture, and when I went back to change it, everything kept screwing up! Also, there was chainmail on the arms and legs, but now there isn’t. Moreover, for some reason my people’s feet have been cut off. Sorry!
    Finally: First project!

  92. ThePerfectTense

    Argh! Sorry, it looks like it posted twice… My computer is messing up so badly today…

    Anyway, I hope that the fact that the Berserker is slightly extra-human, or that he is a shock troop, doesn’t disqualify him.

  93. http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/denoniorobot/bakerdoc-KKKKSoldier.jpg

    This is my first contest. I present KKKK, an organization I created for several campaigns of superhero RPG games like DcHeroes or Mutants & Masterminds.

    The Ku Klux Klan has evolved. In this crazy times, its Knights (KKKK) have to fight not only against other races , but against mutants, aliens and other weird creatures, to keep white men purity. And they have high-tech weapons and equipment ¿How they achieve this technology? ¿Who is founding them? ¿There would be some brave hero able to stop them?

  94. Another henchman from me

    This one is based on my ongoing zodiac storyline (in connection with the relevant contests) and also about the idea of the henchman.

    Can a henchman ever be a villain in his own right? Due to the nature of it, he must be subserviant to a higher villainy. This higher villain being the main antagonist, surrounding himself with faceless minions.

    Taking this on board (and, I believe, still remaining in the rules of the competition), I’ve designed a henchman who is also a villain is is also still a henchman.

    You may have heard about the 13th sign: Ophiuchus – the Snake Handler. Well, this is The Ophiuchi

    http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy287/frevoli/Frevoli-Ophiuchi.png

    They are many; all expendable, all faceless (literally) and all armed with a poison injecting staff (there’s a catch which makes the snake’s mouth open, poison laced in the fangs).

    … However if the whole “henchman who is also a villain and also still a henchman” thing doesn’t actually count and is invalid, then there is indeed a hidden master controlling them… These are my principals. If you don’t like them, I have others… that’s all for now, cheery-bye

  95. Just one of the minions of the lower relms of the Aybss. They number in the millions ready to be set free and conquer the world of Man in force. Oh, a few have walked upon the relm of sunlight but never in mass horde. Answering to Daemon Abaddon, they scratch away at the veil between the two worlds just waiting to be unleashed!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?
    pid=31328006&l=227a301bcc&id=1332546815

  96. RENT-A-THUG (cont.) – In 1953, Rent-A-Thug entered into negotiations with the venerable Ghost Tiger assassins, one of the oldest and most respected ninja clans whose longevity is a testament to their mastery of the art of silent death. From these negotiations was born an alliance representing a ground-breaking collaboration between old-world craftsmanship and new-world innovation. As a result, Rent-A-Thug is able to offer a selection of highly-trained agents who possess a formidable combination of the deadly art of ninjitsu with cutting-edge technology.

    1) Shinobi – These agents will appeal to the strict traditionalist. Shinobi training, outfits, and weaponry are all designed for maximum historical authenticity.

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/shinobi.jpg

    2) Kunoichi – The old expression “deadlier than the male” certainly applies here. Traditionally, kunoichi are female ninja. Rent-A-Thug’s kunoichi are female agents trained in both historical ninjitsu and modern assassination techniques.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/kunoichi2.jpg

    3) Cyber-Ninja – Cyber-ninjas are ideal for progressive- minded villians who prefer henchpersons with a high-tech flair. These cybernetically modified agents are equipped with such innovations as enhanced reflexes, monofilament weapons, and Rent-A-Thug’s patented light-bending Chameleon© technology.
    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/cyberNinja.jpg

  97. I wonder what the Punisher’s henchmen would look like should he ever have any. Of course I also wonder why he opted for white gloves and boots in the early days, seriously you want to strike fear in your enemies by showing off your jazz hands? Anyway thought I would have a go at what the henchmen army of this one man army would look like.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/nakiato/nakiato-punisherhenchman-.png

  98. If there is one organization that isn’t lacking in a variety of henchmen types its Cobra from G.I. Joe, I thought it might be fun to create henchmen for the unknown news branch of Cobra. (The following images have are not licensed by Hasbro toys, despite their numerous variations of Cobra henchmen)
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/nakiato/nakiato-cobranewsancore-.png
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/nakiato/nakiato-cobracorrespondantreporter-.png
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/nakiato/nakiato-videoviper.png
    As much as I am a G.I. Joe fan, (the marvel comic book not that silly cartoon though it had its place in our childhood too) I feel that Cobra is one of the silliest organizations ever to exist. They are a world wide terrorist organization, that seem to have no actual demands, claims, or “values”. I guess Cobra is the place to go if you want to be a terrorist for the simple sake of being a terrorist.

  99. These are the Pawns. They serve the King without question, being trained by birth to be nothing but living weapons for the empire. They usually start as children of slaves from conquered nations. However, some oppressed and impoverished peasants will give up their own children into the Pawn program in exchange for small parcels of land. They have been taught to not think of themselves as unique in any way, and any sense of individuality has been purged. They wear standard uniforms that have a serial number printed on each. Pawns have been taught even not to value their own lives, only the will of their King is of any importance.

    http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo286/Khymaira/khymera-pawn.png

  100. unknownblackpaper

    Henchmen for Sale

    Hurry Hurry! This once in a life time sale is offering you, HERO or VILLAIN the chance to perchance your very own HENCHMEN, WOMEN, or . . . THING?

    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/unknownblackpaper-henchmenforsale.png

  101. RENT-A-THUG (cont.) –

    Acquisitions Specialist – These agents are ideal for clients who specialize in burglary and other subtle forms of theft, or who wish to balance their need for hard-to-get items with the desire to maintain a low profile. Acquisitions Specialists undergo an extensive training regimen that covers a wide variety of categories, ranging from traditional ninja-style stealth techniques to modern electronics and computer technology, giving them the skills necessary to circumvent even the most advanced security systems.

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/burglar.jpg

  102. Entry 2.5-Oni

    Alright, re-entry or new entry not sure what it would count as. Anyway, here’s my tribute to all those infantry men that have ran head first at me in any and all Battletech/Mechwarriar games. Those crazy sons of bitches. I almost feel sad stepping on them.

    http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee431/Iflytehm/Iflyte-Oni25.png

  103. Wings:

    Made from the labs of Dr. Nicholas Adams (D.N.A.), who wants to use his creations to rule the world. (Typical, I know.) They are the easiest to make, so the doctor made tons of them.

    These weird spherical things can fly quick & agile, and can only attack close range. The helmet is to protect the vulnerable, squishy spot it has on the top of its head.

    http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab183/knitesoul/Wings.png

  104. My Second Entry is N.O.S Elite Guards

    In the year 2298 there is a huge organization called N.O.S. Novus Ordo Seclorum – New World Order. They have a planetary force to fight against mutants and bio hybrids. N.O.S. Elite guard is the intervention team of the Seclorum. They are the elite of the elites. Heavy, light and sniper squads are ready for the actions.

    N.O.S. Heavy Gunner
    http://tarkarra.deviantart.com/#/d390gpb

    N.O.S. Light Gunner
    http://tarkarra.deviantart.com/#/d390gqm

    N.O.S. Sniper
    http://tarkarra.deviantart.com/#/d390gn7

    N.O.S. ELITE GUARDS
    http://tarkarra.deviantart.com/#/d390gae

    p.s. Sorry for my english

  105. OK folks, thanks for the many entries! I’ve got them all downloaded now, so no more submissions will be considered. I’m in the process of going through them all and will post the Finalists in a bit.