Power User Profile: Frevoli

Winner of Caption Contest 102 and all-around impressive creator Frevoli is the subject of this week’s Power User Profile. And can I just say, Frevoli, you fill out a Black Cat costume better than I ever could hope. Enjoy!

  1. Online name used in HeroMachine environs: Frevoli
  2. A photo (or drawing) of you in “real life”:
  3. Real name: Frevoli
  4. Real city/state/country: London (-ish), UK
  5. Real job: University Student / part time sales associate
  6. Real age: 19
  7. Gender: Male
  8. Relationship status (married, single, in a long-term relationship, dating someone, “it’s complicated”, etc): I am indeed currently dating, she’s pretty cool


  9. Online archive of your creations: http://frevoli.deviantart.com/
  10. The best piece of HeroMachine art you’ve created:

    (Click to embiggen.)

  11. Favorite all-time geeky movie if any: “Scott Pilgrim vs the World”
  12. Favorite all-time geeky book if any: “Harry Potter and The Deathy Hallows”
  13. Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any: “Doctor Who”
  14. Favorite all-time comic book character if any: Deadpool
  15. If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you’d choose: Hm tricky one. I’d go for probability manipulation – very handy

  16. In your leisure time you like to: Hang with friends, read comics, write stuff

  17. Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): I like evidence of clear thought/story – consistant themes, rational choices… when it’s just like wow
  18. Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): When it just doesn’t look good
  19. Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie: Don’t worry if you don’t get honorable mentions straight away, It’s a learning curve – Keep trying and testing yourself in order to perfect your skills (I only just started using the masking button). Also look at other’s work – and use it to perfect your own (I’ve starting focusing on a good background in addition to a good character)
  20. Any personal message you’d like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: Han shot first

13 Responses to Power User Profile: Frevoli

  1. Congrats Frevoli. I enjoy your generally fun designs.

    Also: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – WOOT!
    : Han Shot First – Truer words have never been said.

  2. Nice job with the group picture of your Robin Hood FnF entries. That was a fun contest. Robo Walrus is very punchy, tongue-in-cheek. Nice works.

    Yes, Han did shoot first!

  3. Congrats Frevoli! I love that group shot.

    Also, that’s some wonderful advice. Han shot first and that fact must be known!

  4. Hammerknight

    Welcome aboard.

  5. Watson Bradshaw

    yeah, another Brit on this site ;) loved your rust rider picture, and yes Scott Pilgrim Rocked

  6. The fun thing about the Han/Greedo debate is that technically both sides are right. Lucas originally DID have Han shooting first, but decided to re-do the scene and have Greedo shoot first because he was afraid it would make Han look like less of a hero…

    Oh, also congrats on the profile, Frevoli. I am incredibly relieved that I’m not the youngest guy on this site!

  7. yeah we know Lucus’s rational behind it, but the fact was it still doesn’t add up.

    So Greedo – a trained bounty hunter – with his gun aimed at Solo in point blanc range misses? If you watch it, the blast goes in a completey different direction to what the gun is actually pointing.

    So yeah, Han shot first

    Thanks for the acceptance guys- I’ll get round to trying on my club jacket later

  8. Han shot first, first!

  9. Lucas’ own reasoning for having Greedo shoot first isi flawed in itself. One of the interesting story arcs of Star Wars is Han’s evolution from a jaded, self-centered scoundrel to a responsible member of the Alliance, with a genuine wish to help his friends and overthrow an oppressive galactic government. Han, early in the story, should be the kind of opportunist that would shoot a bounty hunter under the table while he’s being threatened and extorted. It actually hurts his character development for it to be otherwise.

    That’s all I need to say on the subject.

  10. Congrats, I cant seem to view anything from Deviantart.com though. None of my computers from work or home will open the site.

  11. Congrats Frevoli! As to the Great Han debate, remember this all came from the guy who’s best friend removed the guns from E.T. and put walkie talkies in their place. Don’t be too hard on old George folks. At least Han still shot.

  12. Congrats, i never would have known how close in age we were you could be like my older brother! Great advice too.

  13. Greedo was a chump in ’77, he was still a chump in ’97. He had minimal training as a bounty hunter, but obviously Han wasn’t worried about that when he was forced to face him. He shot first not cause he was afraid Greedo might shoot him but because he was bothering him and cutting into his valuable time. No need to have Greedo shoot first to make Han more of a hero. What made him more of a hero was the fact that he came back. Rogue, mercenary, guy only out for himself, scoundrel. Han had his reward, he could have easily split as he intended. But when it really counted he came back. Let the chump die the chump’s death, it only makes Han coming back at the movies end have more meaning.