Character Contest 67 68: Cancer

Your character design challenge for this week is to come up with an image with HeroMachine based on the idea of the Zodiac sign “Cancer”. Note that this is not the disease of the same name, but rather the astrological sign of the crab. You could do a giant crab mech, or a super hero named “The Crab”, or some tasteful but vaguely disgusting use of “crabs”. Or you could use it as an acronym for something else, or show the battle between Hercules and the crab, and so on.

The point is, you should use the concept of Cancer as a springboard for character creation, rather than feeling unduly bound by the restrictions it imposes. Let that imagination run wild, child!

To help you out, here’s a bit on the history of the name from Wikipedia:

According to an ancient Greek legend, the figure of a crab was placed in the nighttime sky by the goddess Hera to form the constellation Cancer. Hera swore to kill Heracles, the most famous Greek hero. Hera attempted to kill Heracles in many different ways, but each time his incredible physical strength allowed him to survive. Hera cast a spell of madness on Heracles, causing him to commit a great crime. In order to be forgiven, he had to perform twelve difficult tasks. One of these tasks was destroying the terrible nine-headed water-serpent, Hydra.

During the battle between Heracles and Hydra, the goddess Hera sent a crab to aid the serpent. But Heracles, being so strong, killed the crab by smashing its shell with his foot. As a reward for its service, Hera placed the crab’s image in the night sky.

Wow. Crushed by a foot, and for that you get to live for eternity in the sky as a mighty constellation? I’m shocked we don’t have a Cockroach constellation.

Anyway.

The contest rules are the same as usual:

  1. Use only a HeroMachine applet (no PhotoShopping except for basic cropping) to create a PNG or JPG of your entry, named as [your name]-[character name].[file extension]. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
  2. Post the image to a publicly accessible website (ImageShack, PhotoBucket, the UGO Forums, etc.).
  3. Enter the name of your entry and a link directly to the image in a comment to this post. The image cannot have been used in any previous HeroMachine character design contest.
  4. The link to your image should 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.
  5. I’ll choose a winner next Monday, 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 (you pick the subject and I draw it up however I like).

No limit on entries this week, so knock yourselves out. Good luck everyone!

125 Responses to Character Contest 67 68: Cancer

  1. Can’t say that crabs and cancer are very inspiring. Starting with celebrity birthday themes. First up…

    Pauline Phillips (aka, Abigail Van Buren): July 4, 1918

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

    Coincidentally, fellow Advice Columnist Ann Landers was born on July 4, 1918.

  2. I know, this is probably the least inspiring of all the Zodiac signs. I mean, you can even see it in the myth — stomped like a bug? Feh.

    But hey, I’m a slave to the heavenly signs, what can I say?

  3. maniac mick

    here’s Crab-zan, same story as Tarzan just replace “raised by apes” with “raised by crabs”

    http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu224/seamusmcfrost/crab-zan.png?t=1310428467

  4. When I first saw the picture of the 30 Zodiac Tattoos, I thought they were some new Insignias.

  5. I understand the “NO LIMIT ON ENTRIES” on the combo contest a little while back due to the subject matter but do all the contest have to have that. Why not just put your all into one work. I feel happy with this work and I hope you guys and gals enjoy it too.

    Cancer

    http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee363/cameron_stanley_84/Cancer.png

  6. Jake, so did I at first LOL then I saw the title for contest.

  7. In the year 2150 a two-man crew was sent to a newly discoverd planet named “Eden” because of its similarity to Earth. The crew hoped to find intelligent life. Unfortunately for the crew their mission was a success.

    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=215&pictureid=1924

  8. My first entry.

    I post this picture in the forum, but i make a few repair and more zyping.

    So my entry name is Crabrider.

    http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/7647/tarkabarkacrabrideru.png

  9. Hammerknight

    Crab Battle Bot being prepared for the games. One of many Battle Bots used in 2098.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79015&d=1310471380

  10. @Tarkabarka, That is such an amazing pic!

  11. Only 1 this time – as I’m currently tying myself up in some public domain stuff…

    Outwardly appearing formidable, unemotional, uncompromising and with a philosophical profundity of thought – Lady Cancer looks after others. Armed with the claws of her sign, her stealth is unmatched.

    http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/193/7/3/cancer_by_frevoli-d3ncu5e.png

  12. Dan (17) – Thanks a lot.

  13. StarMan2000

    Here’s my entry, a take on the Greek myth used in the competition description, I hope you like it.

    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/StarManUltra/?action=view&current=StarMan2000-Cancer.png

    This is Hera placing the Crab in the sky as a constellation after Heracles stomped it when Hera sent it to distract him during the fight against the Hydra.

  14. StarMan2000

    Here’s the correct link for my image in comment 20:

    http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/StarManUltra/StarMan2000-Cancer.png

  15. My second entry.

    Alone in the dark

    Little sorceress sitting abadoned in a dark cave, where lot of angry and ugly crab monster walking.

    http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3416/tarkabarkaaloneinthedar.png

  16. merkwithamouth2

    losing his parents at a young age this Atlantean billionaire decided to rid the streets of scum and filth along the way he picked up a young protege together they are the dynamic duo of Crabman and Po’Boy

    http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab29/mercwithamouth2/undo1.jpg

  17. CRABMAN

    Joe Wilson was severely beaten by thugs, the thugs also amputating one of his hands. After (physically) recovering from the attack/mutilation a traumitized Les goes home, only to discover his pet hermit crab Herman has died from starvation. He flushes Herman’s body down the toilet but keeps Herman’s shell. Days later Joe hears a voice coming from Herman’s shell. In Joe’s troubled mind he hears the voice of Herman’s ghost instructing him how to get revenge on his attackers. Following dead Herman’s advice Joe becomes Crabman, the avenger who puts the pinch on crime!

    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=215&pictureid=1925

  18. So yeah, just a little something I was working on, for a bit of comic relief, thought I’d share it with you guys since it fits the theme so well:
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Blue_Alien_Crab.png

  19. http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa456/Dellcintosh123/Robottick-Cancer.jpg

    CANCER Extended life apparatus:
    Death is no longer the end, as this new technology can recreate any dead man, even if the bones were crushed to dust and the skin was burned off. It has basic capabilities, without the burden of pain and emotion. Currently being used on advanced super soilders, become the future… today!

  20. First entry.

    Cancer is a hero with an enchanted claw which gives him superstrength.

    Used one of AMS’s poses.

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

  21. http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa456/Dellcintosh123/Robottick-BlueCrab.png
    The Blue Crab:
    Disfigured in a chemical fire, Jeff Freemyer was thought to be dead. Now, he has rose to power as a mysterious crime lord, the Blue Crab.

  22. Yeah, I said only one

    But I was rereading the myth and had an idea

    http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/193/9/f/cancer_by_frevoli-d3nk60f.png

  23. I think Frevoli should win!

  24. Danny Beaty

    This is Cancer, the vigilante who eats away at crime like a cancerous tumor! He has no superpowers but is an excellent fighter and an expert marksman.

    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=215&pictureid=1927

  25. Ghostdog1521

    This is Joe Cancer a no nonsense tough as nails enforcer for the docks

    http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll323/Ghostdog1315/hm3-beta-1.png

    and here’s his mugshot

    http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll323/Ghostdog1315/hm3-beta-2-1.png

  26. Watson Bradshaw

    Cancer battle suit

    an experimental weaponized walker scrapped by the police force that was originally called C.R.A.B.(crime response and action Battlewear) was used by its creator Dr. Maxwell Adams to fight a network of evil using science maliciously.

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

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

  27. headlessgeneral

    I was never really into astrology so I have a hard time finding inspiration or motivation to do the zodiac contests. But I wanted to do something so I just did a crab themed character.

    I present to you The Crab Queen.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79040&d=1310534228

  28. @wierdrocks thanks for your support

  29. @weirdrocks: I don’t know about winning, but Frevoli sure is way ahead in the comedy category ;)

    @Frevoli: Thanks for the laughs.

  30. spidercow2010

    Title got a little lost in translation. Should be “Melt the Butter! MELT THE BUTTER!!”
    http://www.deviantart.com/download/221371506/melt_the_buttermelt_the_butter_by_spidercow2010-d3nsrci.png

  31. A few prize fighters are Cancers:

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

    Jack Dempsey – June 24

    Leon Spinks – July 11

    Mike Tyson – June 30

    Yo, Adrienne…

    Sylvester Stallone – July 6

    Brigitte Nielsen – July 15

  32. Okay, not to get all feminist or anything but we really need more female items in the lists. It makes it really hard to do a female character when only one part of the leg is available and not the other so that you can do different positioning. Sigh.

  33. @ Jessica- Don’t fret! You can usally work around it by using male items and reducing them. Don’t restrict yourself on items just because it says “male” or “female”, and you can even use a head as an arm or leg or whatever. Check out the forums thread “poses” and you will many examples on what can be done. SeanDavisRoss gives some great tutorials on how to get dynamic posing done and many others are contributing some great poses (myself included)! The Heromachine program is very flexable and can be manipulated to construct some very powerful pics!
    If you need help with something don’t be afraid to ask for it on the happy go-lucky forums!

    Hope this helps and Cheers!

  34. @ams – Definitely helps. I am just a bit boggled because there are some really cool items that I would love to use but can’t because they are blatantly male. The pants section, for example. They have a crotch (pardon my expression) that is definitely only for males but it’s not cut up into pieces so that you can do it as a female version. Also, do you know if there is a zodiac sign for cancer as a tattoo item? I can’t seem to find it and it is looking like I’m going to have to do it piecemeal. Thanks!

  35. @Jessica – No cancer tatoo that I know of, so I think you will have to build it.

    For parts, there are solutions! Try using “masking on to insigna shapes” to cut away any unnecessary parts you do not want. I know it’s more convient to have the parts on hand, but I personally enjoy the challenge of trying to find “holy grails” to make awesome pics!

  36. @ams – Hmmm. That’s an idea. It could work. Thanks!

  37. Literally open in Flash right now on my computer is Legwear-Female-Pants. I crap you negatory.

  38. I forget who it was, but as I was browsing the entries, someone said Hercules, instead of Heracles. If you see this, correct your mistake.
    Don’t worry, I will have an entry!

  39. Okay, I may have went a bit overboard on this but I wanted to sort of get a cross between robot and monster while still being feminine. Anyway, I give you: Criosa, Warrior Maiden!

    http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg188/tvjess8107/Jessica-CriosaWarriorMaiden.png

    And here’s her headshot:
    http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg188/tvjess8107/Jessica-CriosaWarriorMaidenHead.png?t=1310577874

  40. DEEP SEA DIVER

    In 1870, deep sea diver Joe Lansky loses a hand to a shark. Lansky almost dies when the same shark severs his air hose. Lansky works with an eccentric scientist do build a durable, self contained diving suit which increases Lansky’s strength and underwater vision. Lansky and the scientist also design and build a powerful pincer to replace Lansky’s missing hand. Lansky longs for the day when he reunites with the shark that almost killed him.

    http://forums.ugo.com/album.php?albumid=215&pictureid=1931

  41. Sorry this is the wrong post to post in, but how come I can’t register on the Heromachine Forums? It just says, “Sorry, we are unable to register your account at this time.” why?

  42. Chrisoph, do you mean here or at the UGO Forums?

  43. Send me the email address you are trying to register with (afdfstudios@gmail.com) and I’ll take a look.

  44. BTW It’s Chisoph.
    (Key-So-Ph)

  45. It says that the delivery failed.

  46. It doesn’t even ask for information first, just straight to “Sorry, we are unable to register your account at this time.”

  47. My first time entering one of these. Seem fun.
    The King of All Crustaceans.

    http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3571/erinmaddoxkingofallcrus.png

  48. http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/9559/emaddoxcrabdroid.png

    2nd entry. ._. There’s a backstory to this, I just can’t think of one…

  49. Captain Current’s rash decision to self treat a case of invasive Neptunian cod crabs is widely considered to be the absolute low point of the electric crusader’s career.

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

  50. Nevermind, I did it!
    Still don’t have an entry though. ._.

  51. PapaKrok (64): Now that is funny.

  52. unknownblackpaper

    Oh come on!
    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/unknownblackpaper-ohcomeon.png

    and close up
    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz360/engetsunoaori/unknownblackpaper-ohcomeon2.png

    As a cancer (who b-day happens to be at the end of this week @_@) I feel cancer is probably the worst of the signs. First, he gets step on for all his efforts, shares the name with the ailment that KILLS and if you read the whole article on wiki, one assumption of why cancer is even a constellation cause they had nothing better to up there.

    Well, I’m proud of my crabby-ness and with this image I wanted to put a spin on the tale. Instead of being small and puny, cancer is creature whose shadow blankets the shocked Hercules who finds himself between a rock and a hard place. Hehehehhehe

    I tried to get most the elements right. 9 heads on Hydra (well, one got cut off) Lion’s cloak and snake bracers on Herc, but as for the fun stuff that usually found in the winner’s circle. . . Oh well.

  53. http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9913/emaddoxkrakken.png

    Final entry. It’s basically a kraken-inspired image. Kraken? Krakken? Anyway, here it is.

  54. Myro…unless you gottem :( Which I don’t….

  55. Cancerians are highly domestic, so here’s the Lady of the Hearth, the embodiment of this sign. The fireplace is a Greek and Roman image associated with the home. The baby is pretty much a universal symbol of home and family. The tea is a Western symbol of domesticity, and the keys are Viking. Viking women were not allowed to own swords, but Viking men were not allowed to own house keys. Ironically, I made these keys with polearms. There’s a lot of blue and water because Cancer is a water sign. Finally, she may be domestic, but she still has claws because the traditional ideal woman defends her home.

    Honestly, I’ve got an idea of a story for her, but it would be one of those tales of women being rewarded for keeping to and excelling in their domestic sphere, and I don’t think the world needs any more of those at the moment.

    http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac299/sketchway/HeroMachine/haz-LadyoftheHearth.png?t=1310610988

  56. spidercow2010

    @Chisoph, re: Heracles, Hercules; I imagine one’s Greek and one’s a Roman adaptation, but can you really call it a mistake? I mean, they’re the same guy, aren’t they? I’m all for accuracy and everything, but as long as meaning isn’t lost, what’s the harm? Seriously, am I missing something here? ‘Chisoph’ sounds Greek to me, so maybe you know something I don’t. Why not Herakles, for that matter? In the Greek alphabet.

  57. Staying with celeb birthdays:

    Limpet: Don Knotts July 21, 1924.

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

    ActiveX Content: Embedded YouTube video. Otherwise, the joke is even lamer.

    @haz: I’m impressed that you know the tradition. When my brother married, he gave his bride keys to his house before the wedding ring. That’s a level of trust and responsibility not a chauvinist anachronism.

  58. Wasn’t sure what to do with this contest, the Zodiac-themed ones give me more problems than usual. I was eventually inspired to do something Deadliest Catch related (ironic, given that I’ve never watched the show).

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

    p.s. Still waiting to see where Mark goes with the Zodiac Commandos this month. No word from him yet…

  59. BloodlessRose

    i am a fan of deadliest catch and i have to say both entries so far involving it, the comic one and the serious one are both really good.

  60. Sutter_Kaine

    1 BAD CRAB – No back story. He’s just one bad crab.

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

    GENTLEMAN JACK CRAB – After his illustrious career as a hand and face model was tragically cut short by an accident involving a teleportation pod and a bowl of crab bisque, Jack Crabbington made the obvious decision to become a criminal mastermind. He now employs an all-female team of cat-burglars to rob members of the rich and elite circles of which he was once a part.

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

    CYBER-CRAB – Continuing the theme of a Zodiac-inspired villian group, this cyber-crab guy fills the slot of Cancer. I have to admit, I actually like the way he turned out.

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/cyber-crab.jpg

  61. @spidercow2010:
    While you are correct, (not about the Chisoph thing which I will explain after this sentence that I am purposely making longer for some unknnown reason) Hercules is the Roman version of Heracles, there was a lot of added lore when he got transferred. I can’t give you any, but here are links to Hercules’ and Heracles’ wiki pages:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heracles

  62. Oops, forgot to explain the name. Christopher, but missing a few letters. It was because I could only fit 7 letters in Pokemon, so I knocked out a few.
    Christopher
    Ch is oph
    Chisoph
    and that is my preferred name now.

  63. Samurai pineapple

    PRINCESS FIDDLER- She was captured and taken away by pirates who killed her family right in front of her.The pirates beat her, made her a slave, and treated her like she was a piece of trash. She was banished to walk the plank and was pushed into the freezing cold water at night with her hands tied around her back. A group of fiddler crabs saved her and carried her body to the shore of an island. She soon healed and is now hunting for revenge….

    http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a433/samuraipineapple/princessfiddler.png

  64. http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/8489/krebs.png
    Mr. Krebs is a Cancer who always do his best to save the world. He can use his hands as weapon and can blast it to a enemy. Also he have a spear that have a laser inside. When he have a feeling about a oppression his eye can hypnotize his opposite. After that he feeling like a superstar and so he search a high place and take his best pose. Some of the small crabs find this a little bit exaggerated. So what? He is the best cancer hero of the world.

  65. 1st entry! I did try to do one with Heracles in it, but I couldn’t get the back-shot to work, so instead, here’s a giant crab!

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79075&d=1310676887

  66. This wasn’t made for the contest but I my as well enter it-

    Mutate No.234
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79076&d=1310678590

  67. Kytana (80): I like the whimsy you display in both the picture and description of Mr. Krebs.

  68. Another celeb birthday: Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899)

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

    @Myro: Love your “Deadliest Catch” design. I don’t watch the show either. But your work is inspiring.

    @All: Kind of a frustrating subject, but everyone is pulling through. I bet over the weekend there will be a flood of entries. But not from me.. I’ll be glued to World Cup! *Purr*

    http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/1106/soccer-usa-womens-world-cup-team/images/hope-solo.jpg

  69. You guys seriously need to start watching “Deadliest Catch”. One of my favorites.

  70. Sutter_Kaine

    CRIMSON CRAB – The original Crimson Crab was a two-fisted vigilante who fought mobsters, saboteurs, and the ever-growing population of superhuman freaks during the 1930s and 40s. In modern times his great-grandson has taken up the mantle of crime-fighter, dispensing justice one knuckle-sandwich at a time. The Crimson Crab’s partners (don’t call them sidekicks) are Tricia and Jillian, a couple of girls from his karate class.

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

  71. @Atomic Punk (73): I just meant there are a lot of stories limiting women to the domestic sphere. I completely agree about the keys being a symbol of trust and responsibility; it’s pretty cool that the Vikings respected the role women played in their society. Definitely not trying to dis the Vikings (or your brother! I like the sound of his wedding) here.

  72. Crabtastic work people! I’m kinda surprised that there aren’t like over 300 entries by now like other contest. This is a kinda different character that is being asked to be made though.

  73. borntobealoser

    Wow, these zodiac contests are usually pretty difficult anyway, but Cancer has been the hardest one. In the end I came up with this:

    Rockpool Crabman:

    Living in the dark and murky waters of the giant rockpools covering their planet, the Crabmen have become hardy and strong. They have also learned to be untrusting and aggressive to any living being, as a way of surviving in this harsh environment.

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

  74. @TOOL(90): I think a lot of people are kinda stumped for ideas here. Not that I don’t think the theme is nice, but in comparison with the previous character contest this is way more difficult (or that one was easier to design for due to the multiple choices).

  75. Second entry, Cancer Constellation- the constellation being put in the sky. (It’s not too similar to StarMan’s is it?)

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79090&d=1310752176

  76. http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/8202/kytanacancer.png
    Second and last entry. Is a memory picture from a little strong crab(he is not related with Mr. Krebs but a big fan).
    He like ice cream and sunbath on really hot days. One day he met this young girl on the beach and his oncle(he is not a fan from Mr. Krebs) take this snapshot. Often he look of that and smile when he remember of his best day.

  77. Entry #4 (Perhaps the only non-crab related so far)

    I look on wiki and found out that Cancer (my sign!) is a moon sign. That being the case, here is the Spirit Warrior Akkitai slaying the demon in the moon.

    http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/196/3/2/akkitai_by_onikagenoken-d3snjhd.png

  78. Worf I hear what your saying, some people got the crabs and others don’t LOL. Really though, I guess this one is harder but when I saw this contest I had an idea immediately in my head, I just hope it fits the bill close enough.

  79. Cancer the Destroyer. Interdimensional godling who rains destruction on any who would disparage the Cancer sign.

    And yes. Cancer is my sign. RESPECT THE CLAW!!! :)

    Cancer the Destroyer! http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79084&d=1310722119

    Sorry about the file size. I’m away from my primary computer so I don’t have my usual tools (Paint’s jpeg output is less than satisfactory). I’ll upload a larger file if I can get to it before the deadline.

  80. Kaylin88100

    Entry #4 (Gonna see if the chibi style gets me another finalist):
    http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Crab_Queen.png

  81. Kaylin88100

    dblade (98): Very scary! Love it! (BTW Cancer is my sign too) :D

  82. @dblade: Huh, it shocked me. Very good.
    But i dont believe that this contest is harder as the other.
    Now i have the third idea.

  83. @dblade(98): DUUUUUDE! Awesome!

  84. Entry #5

    The special forces team of The Order of the Cross (a holy organization created for the soul purpose of destroying demons). They are C.A.N.C.E.R. the Combat Armed Neo Christian Elite Reserves.

    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/197/e/9/c_a_n_c_e_r__by_onikagenoken-d3wndv8.png

  85. Add on to post 103

    From left to right we have: Clair, armed with the Hands of God (The gauntlets have holy water capsules on the sides). Sarah, armed with the Heavenly Cross (when spun it can create a ward to protect from demons). Michael, armed with the twin guns The Father, and The Son (they fire divine light instead of bullets). And finally Jedidiah (Jed), armed with the Silver Stakes

  86. My star sign is cancer so I thought I’d have a go at this one. Joe Bloggs gets a new kind of cancer…

    Cancer Infection
    http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x68/avalanche_77/Ben-CancerInfection.png

  87. I can never see anything from deviantart.com for some reason. It goes to load and just sits there forever. Every other site loads instantly. By the way anyone ever noticed how the red behind the logo for HM kinda looks like a scorpion tail?

  88. The Crab and the Monkey: Never get between three kaiju and a kaki tree.

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

  89. @Chisoph (60) – So you pronounce that Key-So-F…no offense but that sounds too much like “Kiss Off” when i say it lol.

    I think I will sit this competition out. I am getting a late start and I really can’t come up with any good ideas. But everyone is doing an awesome job. I love the Deadliest Catch ones.

    PapaKrok (64) – THAT IS FUNNY! Its like the ending to “The Little Mermaid” that Disney decided to cut HA! I am both disturbed and ammused…Good job!

  90. Probably only entry for this one, my week was extremely hard and i´m not really inspired but…

    http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z456/asder0072/cancer.jpg

  91. King Crab

    No ball ever returns from his yard! Play your music too loud and you better believe he’ll call the cops. And don’t even think about setting foot on his lawn.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79111&d=1310926703

  92. XionUnborn01

    http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/xion_unborn01/XionUnborn01-CancerCorp.jpg?t=1310929227

    I had to create the only thing I could think of the crab with possible lung cancer working for cancer corp.

  93. Third and fourth entries, a cyborg crab and a robot crab (I couldn’t resist).

    Cyborg: http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79112&d=1310931732

    Robot: http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79113&d=1310931812

  94. Busy week, so I just barely found the time to pull together an entry. Glad I did tho, since I’m from Maryland and blue crabs are particularly close to my heart. For this entry into the Zodiac Commandos (my low-budget, GI Joe rip-off), I drew inspiration from the crab’s chitinous armor. One stream of consciousness later, Cancer came to be the team’s demolitions and anti-armor specialist. Here he is…

    http://laurelcadre.org//IMGs/MLS-cancer.png

    And the group pic that everyone asks for…

    http://laurelcadre.org//IMGs/zodiacGroup.png

  95. He is back. Good to see. *thumbs up
    Better late than never.

  96. http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j436/Pandademic/Pandademic-Crabshell.png

    Corporal Chelsea Stark looked away from the glowing monitors, leaned back in her chair, and rubbed her eyes. Four more hours until her patrol was over. Trying in vain to stretch in the cramped cockpit of the QANTS-3R Mechanized Combat Shell – or “Crabshell”, as the pilots had nicknamed them – she resolved on a course of action. Bringing the Crabshell’s odd gait to a stop on the crest of a hill, Stark affixed her helmet and unsealed the hatch.

    Climbing out of the darkened hold, she blinked as her eyes adjusted to the reddish hue surrounding her above and below. She turned and grabbed her binoculars from beside the seat before clambering up to the top of the shell. Surveying the Martian wastes from her perch, she was unsurprised to find that the only point of interest was the city behind her. ES-2471, better known as Kabourin, had been successfully occupied by Olympian Confederation forces a full two months prior. The front had continued to push east, but Stark and her company remained behind. They were still stationed there, to valiantly defend the city from – Stark panned the binoculars across the barren horizon – red dust and windswept clouds of red dust.

    She paused. Turning back, she realized that one of the dust clouds had been growing larger. Bringing the scope to her eyes again, she squinted into it until the auto-focus kicked in. She thought she could just barely make something out, like figures silhouetted against the cloud. Her eyes widened. The dust wasn’t being kicked up by the wind…

    A frantic beeping from the cockpit below confirmed her fears. Stark slid down the Crabshell’s hull and swung herself into the pilot seat. Tossing the binoculars aside, she quickly snatched up the communicator. Her eyes locked onto the screen beside her, flashing the words “Enemy Contacts”. More and more red dots continued to appear at the limit of her shell’s sensors. “On the bright side,” she thought, “I might be getting off duty early today.”

  97. Samurai pineapple

    PYRO KING

    He fights as a gladiator at the crabaceium with no sword, no axe, no spear…. just the power of fire!

  98. Samurai pineapple

    hahaha sorry about last post. Forgot the link .

    PYRO KING

    He fights as a gladiator at the crabaceium with no sword, no axe, no spear…. just the power of fire!

    http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a433/samuraipineapple/crabguy.png

  99. Sorry for the extra post. This is the larger file for your viewing pleasure/displeasure.

    Cancer the Destroyer. Interdimensional godling who rains destruction on any who would disparage the Cancer sign.

    Cancer the Destroyer (Large Version) http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=79119&d=1310958137

  100. unknownblackpaper

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

    Did you know that cancer (is/was) under the sign of the moon? And of you look at the older version of the moon tarot card there is a crab like creature in the image?

    Here is my take on it. I had to rush the end to get it here on time, but I like it.

  101. OK, thanks for the entries, folks! There were a lot more than I expected given the difficult nature of this week’s theme. I’ve got them downloaded and am starting to go through them, so submissions are now closed.

    Good luck to all!