Character Contest 72: The Power COSMIC!

Your challenge for this week is to create the coolest character in the best illustration possible using any version of the HeroMachine that has something to do with the broad category of “Cosmic”. You could just use a name of a cosmological phenomenon like “Black Hole” or “Nebula”, or you could design a “star elf” from a fantasy role playing game, or simply a super-hero with some sort of cosmic-related powers. Classic examples would include Marvel’s “Galactus” (duh!) or “Nova,” or perhaps DC’s “Eclipso” or “Sun-Eater.”

However, “Cosmic” should not be confused with “Sci-Fi” or "Based in Space". For example, DC’s "New Gods" series featuring the likes of Darkseid and High Father is set in the vast reaches of time and space, but the characters themselves are not necessarily “cosmic”. New God "Orion" would qualify, but Darkseid would not.

I'm also excited and honored to have as our Guest Judge this week none other than "Friend of HeroMachine" Mr. John Hartwell, who in addition to being an instructor at the prestigious Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is also the guy who introduced me to the Champions RPG. John's got impeccable design sense and a keen eye for good super hero costuming, so be sure to bring your "A" game this week.

The person with the winning entry as selected by John will win their choice of either a portrait or item to go in HeroMachine 3, or a custom black and white “Sketch of the Day” style drawing (by yours truly). The rules otherwise are the same as always:

  • Be sure to check out this thread that explains how to post a link to your image!
  • 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;
  • 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.

Entries are limited to three (3) per person, so pull out your red editing pen and make ‘em your best!

143 Responses to Character Contest 72: The Power COSMIC!

  1. Worf says:

    @Jeff: Only 3? Kaylin88100 is going to blow a gasket having to limit to 3 entries. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  2. Kaldath says:

    Entry #1 – Warriors Team member “Pulsar”

  3. Jeff Hebert says:

    I know, right?! But John has his main career to attend to, and with limited time can’t really go through the massive numbers we sometimes get.

  4. maniacmick says:

    ok so he doesn’t have an actual name but he comes from a distant star with the power to absorb “space energy” to travel at hyperspeed through space, teleport, read minds, and expel the power of star in the form of huge explosions so imagine a mix of silver surfer and captain marvel (the kree)

  5. The Imp says:

    Kaldath! That is awesome – setting the bar high.

  6. Carew12 says:

    Entering Norin Keldath a Uranian warlord and his niece Omaar a Uranian queen,



  7. Mark Anderson says:

    Dark Matter is coming!!!

    Don Douglas was an test pilot in the early days of the space race. He never got to walk on the Moon, but he did make repeated rides into low Earth orbit. He had the Right Stuff, just not enough of it in the eyes of his superiors.

    While making the final test ride in a orbiter that was about to be rendered obsolete by the upcoming Apollo program, a disaster came for him. A chunk of dark matter collided with his orbiter. Losing communications with Launch Control, Douglas’s spaceship spun out of Earth’s gravity well. From Earth, it appeared that the ship was completely destroyed.

    45 years later, a large chunk of debris from Douglas’s ill-fated mission fell back to Earth. The thing that crawled forth from the wreckage wasn’t quite Don Douglas anymore. It was a force of nature and darkness. Pan cosmic energies that were never meant to be wielded inside an atmosphere walked out of the wreckage with him.

  8. Kaylin88100 says:

    Actually, it’s OK because I’m just starting a new school year and anticipating lots of homework…besides, I’m not sure I can produce more than 3 GOOD ideas…I mean, I’ve got lots of OK ones, but probably only 1 that’s good enough and 2 that will just do. Anyway, I’m fine. Just fine…

  9. Worf says:

    @Kaylin: I want to see you say that again on Saturday! 😉

  10. Jigglypuff says:

    It’s funny… I view Galactus’s eating worlds as a method of doing away with the useless and the detrimental elements to the universe, as well as recycling cosmic material through his you-know-what! Also I also view Galactus’ role as the progenitor of the universe as it currently is in the Marvel comics, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there was another being that played Galactus’s role in the universe that Galan lived in before he merged with the cosmic egg. It might be possible that at some point, one of the characters from the Marvel Comics might merge with the cosmic egg of the next universe in order to create a new Galactus-like being.

  11. Chfutzin says:

    Is it possible to use an already-existing HM creation (by me, of course), or do the contestants have to create something entirely new?

  12. McKnight57 says:

    Here’s a first run at Jyn. 300 years old, he is the living embodiment of the legendary Phoenix. If mortally wounded, he becomes engulfed in flames and literally rises from his own ashes. Since the flames he produces are mystical, they do not obey the general rule of needing to ignite oxygen, thus explaining why he can produce them in space. Being 300 years old, he still has 700 more years to go before the Phoenix Blessing that gave him his powers must be issued again.

  13. dblade says:

    Ohhhhh, this is an awesome contest theme. I will have to step it up to Cosmic Level!

  14. Jeff Hebert says:

    Chfutzin, as long as it’s not been entered into a contest before, you can use one you created previously, no problem.

  15. Timespike says:

    Dang it. I need to change the file name before I can upload. Darn my rust!

  16. Timespike says:

    Okay. Here’s my entry with a corrected file name:

    This is the Arbiter of Worlds. It functions as an impartial arbiter when two other cosmic beings come to an impasse. While it is both wise and powerful, it is also almost completely impartial to everything, except the continued existence of the universe as a whole. It therefore seldom intervenes unless all of reality is somehow threatened. It is shown here “between appointments” as the hole in space it created for travel closes behind it.

  17. Chfutzin says:


    Stella Hawking was an ordinary student of astronomy, of the sort who found that studying the actual subject was much less romantic than it had sounded. Bored to death of her courses, she had half a mind to drop out when astronomy finally showed her a bit of excitement. When her study group was assigned to research the star Geneva, they discovered that it emitted unusual patterns of the exotic “omega radiation”. A late night at the observatory with their professor and an omega-metre proved pivotal when a spike of radiation and an equipment malfunction dosed Stella in enormous levels of the omega emission.

    This created a coherent link between Stella and the star’s core through quantum entanglement. It bestowed her with epic powers, including superhuman strength enough to lift an aircraft carrier above her head; invulnerability sufficient to withstand a nuclear explosion; endless endurance, as she uses the star’s energy instead of her own; unaided flight; and the ability to generate superheated plasma and release it in orbs, beams or destructive solar flares.

    While she was unsure to what use these powers could be put, both her classmates and their professor encouraged her to don a mask and become a superheroine. She reluctantly agreed and one quick brainstorming session later, the name Nova was suggested and the artist of the group threw together a costume design. Unfortunately the said artist was male, which made the final outfit much too tight and revealing to Stella’s liking. At least she got to wear a mask. She just hoped the large cape hanging from her shoulders would prevent people from staring at her ass.

  18. McKnight57 says:

    Timespike (17): I gotta say, that looks awesome. Especially the sort of “rip” in space you put behind it. I love the sort of regal look you give him/her/it with the shoulder guards and crossed olive branches you placed underneath the hood portion.

    My only critique is that the one way it might look more interesting (or at least more believably sci-fi) is if you put a sort of semi-transparent spiral thing in front or behind the rip to make it lok like a wormhole.

  19. Timespike says:

    MacKnight (19) I toyed with some stuff like that and I could never get it to look how I wanted it to, so I decided to simplify my design around the rip and make it look like it was from within an atmosphere. But as they say, great minds think alike.

  20. Doornik1142 says:

    Why would Darkseid not count as cosmic?

  21. Jeff Hebert says:

    Because Darkseid, while appearing IN space, is not OF space. He doesn’t have a name or power set that has anything to do with anything space-related — no quasars, black holes, light speed, nothing. He appears IN space, but he’s not COSMIC. The New God “Orion” would count, because Orion is a constellation. His buddy New God Lightray would count, because light rays and light speed are space-like things. New God “High Father” would not qualify because there’s nothing cosmic inherent in the name or powers. As with Darkseid.

  22. Joe says:

    This is an excellent choice for a theme, Jeff. My entry “Void” is a cosmic entity made from cosmic power. His only goals are: to increase his almost limitless power by Consumeing the cosmic power of every star, planet, etc. and destroying of all that stand in his way. Hundreds, if not thousands, of galaxies have fallen to him already.

  23. Doornik1142 says:

    Really? I thought the Omega Effect would have counted as a cosmic-level power. I mean, Orion’s just a big over-muscled guy riding around on a fancy weapons platform.

  24. Brons says:

    My first thought upon reading this challenge was of a character named Cosmic Ray, once just an test pilot named Ray, who flew his bird far too high and to fast. Lost on the verges of space, he was never heard from again, but 20 years later, at least in his mortal form. Twenty years later he returned in the ghostly form of the energy being,Cosmic Ray. (OK, it’s a schlocky Dr. Solar, Captain Atom sort of origin, but hey, I grew up on those.)

  25. DiCicatriz says:

    I think Jeff was going for more of an aesthetic thing than specific power levels or anything. While you could say Darkseid is a ‘cosmic-level’ threat in terms of the character’s abilities, nothing about his character or visual appearance relate to space itself; whereas somebody like Orion is named after a constellation in the physical universe and rides around physically through space in a cosmic harness.

    @Chfutzin: Nova looks awesome! Her design is so classic and clean

  26. Brons says:

    I hope I haven’t gotten stuck in the Spam again.

  27. Loki says:

    So I have no idea what to get as my prize…Anybody have some ideas?

  28. Lime says:

    Is it bad that the first thing that popped into my head on reading the theme was the King of Cosmos (from Katamari Damacy)?

    And the second thing that popped into my head was Carl Sagan?

  29. joel says:

    Entry #1

    Creation of the Universe:

    In the beginning there was only darkness. Then The Lord said…

  30. Gero says:

    I decided to take you up on the whole “any version of HM you want” thing, and am going to create the same character in all three versions. Here he is in HM Classic:

    He’s called Black Star, and has the power to distort time and space (like a black hole), and control gravity and alter his mass (like a star)…

  31. Jeff Hebert says:

    Loki, you can always just say “whatever the next prize on the replacement prize list” is.

  32. Jeff Hebert says:

    DiCicatriz is exactly right. It doesn’t have anything to do with power level, it has to do with whether or not the powers or the name or the concept deals with the heavens or astronomy, that sort of thing.

    I really didn’t think this was that complicated …

  33. Malfar says:

    I don’t like participating in contests, but this time I just can’t hold myself

  34. Worf says:

    @Loki: What Jeff said.

    @Brons: Love those “cosmic insides”.

    @Malfar: Why do I feel like I’ve seen this picture before?

  35. Kaldath says:

    Entry #2 – The Cosmo Knight Alrek Dunneldon

    Cosmo Knights are Protectors of the Three Galaxies and the Guardians of the Cosmic Forge. Living batteries of Cosmic energy Cosmo knights are powerful enough to go toe to toe with Star ships. Capable of Faster then light flight, these champions of good can generate and fire focused energy beams, are supernaturally strong, heal from injuries at a phenomenal rate, and are protected in combat by a seamless protective armor which usually reminiscent of the Medieval knights of Earth in appearance.

  36. Knighthawk says:

    Behold the Red Dwarf!
    (Red Dwarf Needs Food Badly!)

    Jessie Star was your average intergalactic comedian, but when he found out the secrets of his mothers alien race, he became the greatest cosmic joke, the Jestar!

    third forthcoming…

  37. borntobealoser says:

    Here’s my entry. This is a contest I really would like to be able to sit down and try hard at, but unfortunately I had very little time to make this.

    Cosmic Cataclysm:

    This cosmic entity roams the universe looking for planets sustaining life, so that it may feed. This explains why it is so hard for us to find other planets harboring life.

  38. ZexHart says:

    Cosmic Surfer
    -A guy in outer space who likes to surf with the cosmic waves and the stars.He can teleport using his portal cape.His mask can produce Ultra-Heat Laser which is hotter than the hottest star.His Bionic Shoulder is stronger than the strongest thing .

  39. Kwnnos says:

    Hello there 🙂 back again 😛 amazing contest got inspired once again..

    Here my first entry Sygnus:

    Second Antennae:

    Third Polaris:

  40. Jeff Hebert says:

    Welcome back, Kwnnos!

  41. Hello Guys , this creation is for contest! 😉

  42. alphaalpharomeo says:

    Trillions of years ago a group of black holes entrapped so much energy and radiation, that they becam sentient. Unsatisfied with the amount of “food” drifted towards them, they learned to channel their energies into moving to other parts of space where there are more stars, planets and senients to nurish them. To the supersticious they have become known as cosmic dragons

  43. Doornik1142 says:

    DiCicatriz (27)
    Jeff (36)

    I meant the nature of Darkseid’s powers are cosmic (admittedly I could have explained it better).

    I guess I just assumed a character described as a “god” (I’m pretty sure Darkseid is supposed to be the God of Evilness or something) would automatically count as a cosmic being. It’s not a big deal since I never enter these contests, it just seemed like an odd distinction to make.

  44. alphaalpharomeo says:

    Living in a void of nothingness, the being know as Icuanu, led a lonely life. He wished and wished to be in a place where there were plenty of beings for him to meet. After an uncountable amount of time Icuanu found himself transfered to our universe. But he felt something that he had never felt before:Hunger. In his previous void, he had never need to eat at all. Due to his huge size he immediatly went over and ate a star, not realizing that it had 3 populated planets circulating in it’s orbit. He heard each cry, and felt each death of the 37 billion souls he killed to fill his hunger. Not wanting kill those he had wished to become friends with, he tried only to eat stars without populated planets. This went well for cenurturies, but 2 things happened. The amount of populated solar systems started to decrease, and his hunger went up. He was left with no choice but to try and block out the pain and screams of the deaths he caused. He became so desensitized that he started transforming into a being of hate, and couldn’t care les anymore about the deaths he caused and started eating those he originally wanted as friends.

  45. alphaalpharomeo says:

    The Euri are a race of nomadic space elves that travel the universe hunting for food, mates, and battle. Kalzod was a warrior mage of this group who felt that they should be a peaceful clan and try and settle down on a planet and make their own way. His kinmen disagreed and continued to pillage planets for what they wanted and needed. Kalzod could not take it. He would go to the planets they were heading and help them fight of his old people. He would use his great power to fend them off and endow others on the planets he was protecting with powers to help him and then themselves.

  46. Vampyrist says:

    Meet Void, a living black hole whose only goal is to convert everything into singularity.

  47. PapaKrok says:

    “…great globes of light massing toward the opening, and not alone these, but the breaking apart of the nearest globes, and the protoplasmic flesh that flowed blackly outward to join together and form that eldritch, hideous horror from outer space, that spawn of the blankness of primal time, that tentacled amorphous monster which was the lurker at the threshold, whose mask was as a congeries of iridescent globes, the noxious Yog-Sothoth, who froths as primal slime in nuclear chaos beyond the nethermost outposts of space and time!”

    H. P. Lovecraft’s The Lurker at the Threshold

  48. dblade says:

    @Basic (50): Make sure you repost these as links to the actual attachments rather than the thread. This will make it easier for Jeff to download the files and he won’t hold an undying grudge against you and your family.

  49. Chisoph says:

    This is my creation, White Hole:
    If you’re curious as to what a white hole is, here is the Wiki page for it:

  50. Sutter_Kaine says:

    10 pts to PapaKrok for a cool picture AND a Lovecraft reference.

  51. mrmatt220 says:

    Zatra is an Astronomer that came in contact with a dying alien race. They gave him the knowledge and technology beyond imagination or dreams. Regenerate. Solarize. Protect. Believe in all Humanity.

  52. Wierdrocks says:


    And headshot becuase she looks so much less like a man zoomed in:

    Woo! Don’t stand a chance, but still entering!

  53. Hunter631 says:

    Here is my very first try at this, made it a few minutes so not very detailed and all.

    He can pretty much create realities and he guards them, one of those upper end guys.

  54. mrmatt220 says:

    My mom jumped in…her art meets Hero Machine! Hope you like. . . she’s okay!

  55. Vengenace says:

    Hey Please remove my second post replace with

  56. XionUnborn01 says:

    Dark Eater

    After miraculously surviving an encounter with a mass of dark matter, the obese intergalactic weapons dealer was granted powers beyond what he could imagine. His arms and legs are completely malleable, with limited growth to their length. His mouth is capable of chewing any material known to man and he digests with equal perfection. The eyes on his chest are his only actual means of sight though they also emit hypnotic patterns. His helmet keeps his telekinetic third eye stable in a mixture of gasses, and some say that the helmet is his only weakness.

  57. vodnik says:

    VÍÐARR ULFIRNIOR (In English: Vidarr Wolf-Son) is the child of the constellation Lupus and a Swedish woman. In a terrible ritual, several Norse sorcerers conjured Lupus (who they called Fenrir) in a human form and forced him to mate with an innocent woman. This violent and unnatural union resulted with the birth of VÍÐARR ULFIRNIOR. Not human, not god, Vidarr constantly struggles to balance his father’s barbarism with his mother’s humanity. However, it is incredibly hard for him, as his father’s legacy is a heavenly power. Vidarr inherited his father’s strength, brutality, and cunning. He occasionally goes into fits of uncontrollable rage where he cannot distinguish enemies from allies, killing all in sight. Finally, Vidarr’s right eye is in fact a fragment of the star Alpha Lupi, the brightest star in Lupus. Vidarr’s eye is the physical source of his powers, and if triggered it has the potential to cause a super Nova. Despite his innate danger and ferocity, Vidarr tries to fight for good. He travels the heavens, fighting giants and other monstrosities. He is incredibly skilled with throwing knives and knife fighting in general. He also has in his possession a musket belonging to an infamously murderous civil war soldier and a short sword forged in the fire of The North Star. With the weapons of a hero and the discipline of a master soldier, Vidarr travels the heavens with the goal to overcome his savage soul.

  58. Malfar says:

    Worf (38), I used this in one of the Open Critique Days. The rules said I can’t use picture that was in a contest before but I thought that OCD was not a contest.

  59. Worf says:

    @Malfar(64): That’s for Jeff to decide, I just asked because I remembered the picture.

  60. Myro says:

    The Silver Comet, protector of the galaxy. Thought to be the last of his race, he is capable of faster-than-light flight, as well as thermal and electromagnetic manipulation.

    Little bit of Kirby-esque inspiration went into this one.

  61. ams says:

    Here is a STAR KNIGHT from Mars. Was thinking down the line of a story would be a candidate from each planet is turn into a space traveling knight to protect the galaxy.

  62. Basic says:

    In the Beginning #1

    In the Beginning #2

    Reposting number 50 with the attachment links. Thanks, dblade.

  63. Kaylin88100 says:

    OK I decided on 1 of my entries:
    Genesis Chapter 1, verse 1 & 2:
    “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
    I hope this counts as cosmic…otherwise I’ve wasted an entry. I do think it’s a cool image though. The star is my attempt to show the spirit of God as we don’t really know what that would have looked like.

  64. Vaadren says:

    Nomad of the Void:
    A creature born of the Void Between Worlds, he has managed to escape his prison and now roams the vast cosmic space. He primarily takes the form of a “normal” human being, but is able to “hide” himself as a constellation, seemingly far away. Like this, he preys on passing space travellers in order to survive…

    “Beware the cosmic nebulae; when they circle the Stars, the Nomad is near.” -Ithian saying

  65. Kytana says:

    Here is a picture about starman.
    He can travel to all places, at all times. He his everywhere and nowhere. He can be everyone he want, but nobody can see him. He have a timeless live as long as the galaxy goes on.

  66. Zaheelee says:

    This is going to be my only entry, but I am so proud of it! I have never tried shading before, and I have to thank Zyp for the tutorial for a 3/4 head! At this point, I don’t even care if I get an honorable mention or not, I am just glad that this is my best HM creation yet 🙂


  67. PapaKrok says:

    61. Sutter_Kaine ~ Salute fellow Lovecraftian.

    Remember, as the Dread Cthlulhu said:

    “My way is simple: Ritualistic worship, psionic enslavement, blood sacrifice, and treating all who oppose you with brutal savagery. Simplicity – that’s the key to success!”

  68. Zaheelee says:

    Well, something went wrong with the exporting, so here is my entry again.


  69. Skybandit says:

    Here’s my take on Mother Nature…

    Here’s a personification of a very real global threat, al la Galctus & his first herald…

    …and one that’s not so serious. He watches…and bops!

  70. Sabulum says:

    PapaKrok, I am jealous of your mad skills. I especially dig the Lovecraft reference. My attempts pale in comparison, but oh well! Here they are anyway.

    Talahia, an alien empress whose cloak displays all the constellations of her galaxy…

    And a simpler concept, which might not technically fit the theme, but which I like anyway: a sunrise. The rotation of the Earth around the Sun as seen from a human’s point of view. Cosmic? Possibly, maybe. Pretty? Yes, I think so. =P

  71. PapaKrok says:

    88 Sabulum 🙂 Thank you! My boss isn’t so happy about HK creation on company time though…:) Oh well. He should know better. I put “anarchist” on the resume afterall…

  72. Trekkie says:

    Entry #1

    Universal, an entity that lives in the timeless Void, creating and destroying universes on a whim, just for something to do. After all, a supremely powerful entity needs a hobby.:

  73. Trekkie says:

    Entry #2

    Cosmic Staff Wielder. He holds a staff of extreme power, given to him by the entity Solara, who charged him to use it to do good in the universe and battle the forces of evil:

  74. McKnight57 says:

    Entry #2

    The Source
    The cosmic being who gave the universe the “Spark of Life” is a cosmic nomad, finding new worlds that have been destroyed by war. He scans these worlds to find their potential and breathes new life into them.

  75. TOOL says:

    I wanted to get in earlier before all the good ideas were taken but I have been busy. I wanted to go out of my box again and it seems different from what others are putting so I think it will be good. I was just going to put a appropriate piece or two that I figured Jeff would like because he liked them in previous critiques but not contests but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to create something new so heres entry 1. Im already working on two other entries but I got them on another computer.

    ( Lets see if I can do this too like some on here do )

    Backstory : Once there was an evil alien race that traveled from planet to planet. They would kill off the local population and then using up all resources till the planet was left barren. Afterwards they would head back out to space and blow up the planet before moving on to the next one. When they came to this planet the spirit that lived inside could feel all their evil and the pain from the souls left in their wake. It couldn’t save the life forms that dwelled upon it but it was able to save itself. It pulled the life energies from all the aliens into itself killing them but also taking in al their evil. It didnt realize till it was too late and it turned the spirit angry and hungry for more energy. So now it travels looking for planets with lots of energy and consumes them to keep its own lifeforce stable. Or something like that…

  76. Hunter631 says:

    Here is Beta, also known as Cosmos when not in the Universal Order, he can create life, go faster than the speed of life and app up his power and size to anything. He is also a King of a empire.

  77. darkvatican says:

    Here’s my entry: Lord Cosmos, the Space Walker.

    Powers are massive solar energy projection, super strength, un-aided flight, and semi-invulnerability. The idea was a battle-wearied and slightly aging do-gooder of the stars.

  78. darkvatican says:

    Oops, my bad, Hunter. I literally posted and then looked at your last post. No name-stealing intended!

  79. Vengeance says:
    I would like to have Space Oddity added to the contest

  80. McKnight57 says:

    My final entry, Supernova, imbued with the energy of a star. He can either glow as a ball of flame, create a void sort of like a black hole or cool himself to levels quite close to Absolute Zero.

  81. Joel says:

    Entry #2

    Quazar is the last survivor of an ancient Alien race. He possess a spear that can move at his thoughts and armor, both of which can channel star energy.

  82. spidercow2010 says:

    And Skybandit sneaks Herbie in! A little fat No-Prize for Most Arcane Reference!

  83. BenK22 says:

    He’s a cosmic knight. I was thinking that he was scarred during a battle with a star demon (in keeping with a fantasy knight/cosmic theme) or the essence of a star and that’s how his armor got permanently marred. His sword is created from a solar flare.

    And I’m still working on why he can have three arms. But I thought it would be a neat look.

  84. BenK22 says:

    Oops, one of the attachments didn’t work properly. Here’s a fixed link. Sorry about that.

  85. Jack Zelger says:

    One of the world’s closely guarded secrets is the fact that many astronauts who landed on the moon and journeyed into space had a either a hallucination or a mystical experience. They met the avatar of the Spirit of the Stars, the figure of a woman that seemed to be made of stars.

  86. Kaylin88100 says:

    Entry #2:
    You’ve heard of the man in the moon? Well this is the girl in the sun.
    Now THAT’s cosmic!

  87. Kountkill says:

    (56) Papakrok

    I am so using this one against my players! 😉 That picture is awesome.

  88. MartianBlue says:

    1. Binary The Living Galaxy

    Technically he’s more like a solar system, but Living Solar System doesn’t sound as good as Living Galaxy

  89. vodnik says:

    The Astrologist:

    Lailah T. Megistus was the daughter of conjurer, alchemist and astrologer Saul Aiman. Dr. Saul Aiman, a professor of science and science history at Cambridge University, was a lover of knowledge and after exhausting the natural sciences, he dove into magic. In a Faustian attempt for power, Saul Aiman used Cabala to summon the Angel of Astrology, Tothiel. His plan was to trap the angel and interrogate him for the grand secrets of the universe and fate. Tothiel, angered at the mortal for trying to contain him, killed Saul. However, as Tothiel was about to return to The Realm Of The Stars, he saw Saul’s infant daughter. Taking pity he grabbed the baby and brought her to The Star Realm. He and the spirits of the stars raised the child, teaching her mathematics and astronomy, and later teaching her conjuration, astrology, alchemy, and teleportation.
    One day, eighteen-year-old Lailah was stargazing and read that her father was human and killed by Tothiel. She went to Tothiel, who she had thought of as her father, and asked if she could go and live on earth. He told her that she could, but that it might be hard for her because since being raised in The Star Realm she had taken on characteristics of Star spirits. She thanked him for his wisdom, but was not going to be swayed. She returned to Earth. There, she realized she was more knowledgeable and powerful than those around her. After being a target for crime guild of amateur Alchemists, Lailah vowed to keep the world safe from those who would use magic against it. She became The Astrologer.

  90. MScat says:

    “Across the vastness of the universe, you and I will always share a cosmic bond”

  91. TOOL says:

    Here are entries two and three.

    Travels through space and time opening rifts with its scythe. Acts as a transporter of souls from the living realm to which ever realm that they are headed to. Stores the souls in his golden horn.

    A keeper of all information and knowledge on what is known as significants in the known universe. Job is to watch and record only making his self known if it has to take action, but only in dire situations.

  92. Meniukas says:

    OK here is my attend for contest:
    Although scientists still arguing is it sapient or not, but all agree on one thing its the greatest thread to humanity ever.

  93. Wormhole: Pretty basic design. I’ve been really busy this week. Too exhausted. Yeah, that’s a good excuse. ;9

  94. Frevoli says:

    I’ve currently got two entries – here’s the first (as deviant art is playing up, so won’t let me upload the second)

    An accident aboard a space shuttle causes the astronauts to be fused in a mass of energy. When the ship comes crashing back to earth, the being fashions a containment suit in order to give itself and give it a physical presence. However, seeing as the first thing the entity sees is a superhero, this affects its design choice.

    This cosmic amalgamation, is hereto know as… Haah

  95. Frevoli says:

    Seeing as Deviantart is playing ball, I can now show you my second entry – which is actually something a bit different and special. This entry is actually a redesign of a golden age character, called the fisherman of space: (who, before anyone causes a fuss, is a public domain character and available for use to anyone)

    An immortal being, formed out of cosmic gasses – He gathers the best and brightest to serve him on the Island of Lost Souls

    I’ve given him the ability to create portals, making his “fishing” a much similar proccess. And also made is island more of a spacy thing.

    It’s interesting, all this public domain hero stuff…

    … I wonder what else shall come of it 😉

  96. Rapthama says:

    By their understandment, Illuvatars were the first living beings to have awoken. They were the ones who built planets, made humans, animals, trees and many more. They also created suns, stars which give warmath to nearby planets. Most Illuvatars scattered throughout the universe to even build solar systems, while others became the victims of the black holes…
    Some of them, after having created life, ordered the inhabitants only to worship them and build monuments, while others gave their created life knowledge how to survive and advance.
    Presumably one of the last planets to be created by Illuvatars was Earth in the Milky Way.
    Some Illuvatars, for entertainment started to build more planets. Illuvatar with the most planets was the winner.
    Some races who tell those stories from one generation to another called Illuvatars as The Creators.

    The Creator –

  97. Joel says:

    Entry #3

    The Galactic Knights are an elite group of interstellar enforcers. The dress like medieval knights. A Galactic Knight has two deadly weapons in his arsenal: the Black Whole Shield (capable of sucking in the most deadly of attacks), and the Solar Sword (which can absorb star energy and fire it at enemies).

  98. Solar Flare: For those of us who have acid reflux and other GI problems. :/

    * Not a self-portrait

  99. Chfutzin says:


    It was Isaac Penrose who discovered the unusual Omega radiation patterns the planet Geneva was emitting, but everyone in his class forgot that as soon as Stella Hawking basked in the radiation and received her powers. From then on it all about Stella, Stella, Stella. Their professor didn’t even listen when Isaac approached him excitedly, reporting that he had identified another Omega-emitting celestial body, the black hole Osiris.

    What did everyone see in that girl anyway? Isaac was by far the brightest student in the class. Hell, he even designed her damn Nova costume. Of course, deep inside he was madly in love with her, but she never noticed his existence. Well, if she didn’t do it willingly, he would force her to notice him.

    Repairing the melted omega-metre, he returned to the observatory alone and set his sights on Osiris, the black hole he’d been observing, and waited for the inevitable to follow. And then it happened – a massive dose of the radiation, intertwining his body’s atoms with those of the black hole. Like Nova, he was granted enormous strength and durability and the ability to fly. He also gained the power to manipulate gravity – change its direction, reverse it, cancel it completely or enhance its effects tremendously. He even became able to create his own miniature black holes.

    He then set out as the villain Horizon, to let the world know that he was not a man to be belittled, that he will not be ignored any longer. Above all, he set out to make sure that if he couldn’t have Nova for himself… no one would.

  100. dblade says:

    A revised version of the Cosmic Birth. I made adjustments to the eyes and some other minor tweaks.

    Cosmic Birth:

  101. Rapthama says:

    Among the Illuvatars, Ulindale was the first among her kind, who was known as a word-smith. She was the one who filled the world with sounds and colours. She was the one who perfected the universe. Her flawless perfection became her own death when she tried to make black holes more stable, but she was ripped apart by them…
    Before that, she crafted the words of teachings in the universe. From her teachings, other Illuvatars took over her vocation and began to fill planets with sounds and colours.

    Ulindale –

  102. Chfutzin says:

    Just in case I don’t finish it by the deadline, here’s the third entry without its final touches:

    A system as complex as our universe can only ever be in a state of chaos. With an infinite number of variables, the slightest change in any initial condition could lead to dramatically different outcomes. We call this the “butterfly effect”. Little do we know, however, that nothing is left to chance in this world – our concept of “chaos” is in fact the domain of a mischievous goddess who goes by the same name.

    Though she is present anywhere and everywhere in the universe, her powers are almost negligible. While other cosmic deities can twist the fabric of time and space, she can only add tiny alterations to reality, but these alterations are the seeds of change. A slight chemical abnormality in the geological composition of a distant planet could one day lead to the creation of lifeforms. A single mutation in the genome of a species eventually evolves to a disease that annihilates it entirely.

    She roams the vastness of space unchecked, finding planets in which to plant the seed of creation, or destruction.

  103. Chfutzin says:

    Nevermind, the original comment for Chaos has been updated with the finished product.

  104. vodnik says:

    The North Star:

    In 1975, a group of ice nomads, originally Saami but were kicked out of the community for performing savage rites on animals and people alike, sacrificed a holy child oracle, Kalle Kylli (these are two names that together mean boy/woman), to their dark god, Mubpienålmaj. The child was left bloodless in a pit after the sacrifice.

    Maderakka, the mother goddess, took pity on the child, and recognized the power he had. However, to resurrect an oracle, one must use incredible power. Maderakka jumped to the heavens and asked the north star to go use her power to bring the oracle to life. To do this, the north star would have to live inside of the oracle’s heart. Now, the north star is a proud and vein star. She is bright and beautiful, which she knows too well. She had no interest to live on earth inside of an ugly, weak human. She said to Maderakka, “i cannot live inside of a human, Maderakka, as a star i would burn him.” Maderakka responded, “I will chill his blood like the north, so it will cool your fire.” The North star said, “Maderakka, i am a woman, how can i live inside of a boy? You of all goddesses, know there is evil in man’s heart.” Maderakka responded, “Then the like clay i will mold him into a woman.” The North Star Said, “Maderakka, i do not know how to be a human, i do not know how to protect myself, i will surely die.” Maderakka responded, “I will give you the spear of the North and i will cover your heart with a metal shield. Finally The North Star said, “Maderakka, i light the sky, i give direction to the lost, i am the signal!” Maderakka responded, “I will put a mirror in the sky and it will reflect your light.” The North star could not find another excuse so she was taken down to earth and thrust into the heart of the oracle.

    Kalle Kylli woke up, a female, an adult, with a spear in hand, and a shield over her heart. She had foreseen this change as she was being killed. She got up and swore to destroy the cult that killed her and to destroy those who serve evil, who serve Mubpienålmaj. Still, as Kalle Kylle was in part a star, she forever felt a longing and a sadness to be in the heavens.

    Now, In Northern Europe, in forgotten villages and hidden caves, people speak of the starchild, Kalle Kylli, The North Star.

  105. Jordan_Xord says:

    The Cosmic Knight.

    Hyren Kall is the last survivor of a alien race known as the Hilkarians. His world was destroyed by a terrible cosmic cataclysm and all of his people perished. Moments before the demise of his homeworld, Hyren was rescued by another alien, an agent of the race known as the Cosmic Overlords. The baby was taken and raised by the Overlords, until he became a grown man. He joined the Overlords as an agent, and became known as The Cosmic Knight. Hyren is a well trained fighter and warrior. As a result of his training, he does not age. He has a broad knowledge of all kind of fields, such as history, literature, science, among others. He is able to travel through time and space in his small “Cosmic Carrier”. He possess a powerful Omni-Ring, which enables him to perform virtually any feat.

  106. Skarchomp says:

    There’s over a million stories in the big ol’ universe. He’s heard all of them. Some of them were mystery stories that ended up unfinished on a cliffhanger. That’s where he comes in. Someone murder your Elder Gods? Sabotage your wormhole generator? Embezzle thousands of Qwilix’ars? He’s your man. Any case, any place, any time. If you’ve got the dough, he’ll get the answers.

    Cladwell Braxton, Cosmic PI.

  107. headlessgeneral says:

    Some things were bothering me about my first entry, so my second entry is just a reworked version of the first.

    Entry #2

    The Creator(again)

  108. Cliff says:

    The Power Cosmic entries

    #1 – Eclipse has the powers of Sealed Systems, Flight, Darkness, Aura of Fear, Object Location: Energy, Solar Sustenance and Energy Absorption as he sucks up light and energy it transfers into power he can channel into his other powers.

    #2 The Black Hole
    OK, I admit I based this off a black friend of mine in the early 80s, his name was Gervis, but everyone called him the Black Hole … for reason’s I won’t go into. 😀
    Although the pic might give a hint. For the record, I was Madam Butterfly.

    The Black Hole sucks up everything around him and into him. He is a living gateway.

    #3 Death and her goldfish.
    Back in the late 80s Bre (my wife, although this was before we were married) had a new apartment and a goldfish that she won at a carnival. We were playing AD&D with our friends Becca, John Neal, Ray and Darrell. We were all laying down in the floor, Bre hadn’t got any major furniture yet, and John let rip a hellova fart
    Becca got up and grabbed the gold fish bowl on the kitchen/livingroom divider and trotted to the patio saying “I’ll save you little goldfish!” as we all groaned and vacated the gaseous living room.
    Next day …
    the goldfish was belly up! Yes, John had killed Bre’s goldfish!
    We tormented him with”You Klingon B@$t@rd! You killed my goldfish” over and over.
    The next issue of Sandman comics … showed Death with a goldfish at her home.
    We had discovered where Bre’s goldfish went … and to this day we never let John forget it. 😀 LOL

    4 – Solar Man –
    Solar powered: Solar Sustanance, Super Strength, Invulnerability, Sealed Systems, Flight, Super Speed, Heat Vision, Flash, Energy Emission.
    Born on another planet and rocketed to earth as a baby right before his home sun exploded, the exploding solar radiation giving him unusual powers.
    He was raised by humans and learned to his his powers for good. After his education he moved to a large metropolis area and became a mild mannered meteorologist. Deriving his powers from the sun he became the hero known as Solar Man!

    5 – Comet Kid –
    REAL NAME: Unknown, ORIGIN: Unknown, POWERS: Sealed Systems, Flight, Heat Aura, Invulnerability (when in flight)Heat/ Flame Immunity, Thermal Vision, Flash.
    Area Knowledge: Sol Solar System, Lightning Reflexes.
    (Some of my favorite characters are Sam Guthrie/Cannonball from New Mutants, Sparkler from the Force of July and Principal Powers from Sky High, so how could I not create a comet type character? 😀
    P.S. I know comets tend to be more ice crystal based, but he looks smoking hot in red)

    6 – Zeus – the Ruler of the Sky, Lord of Lightning, King of the Gods.


    7 – Kosmos – This is a friend’s AD&D character for my Greek game. He is the son of the Goddess Athene of wisdom, combat skill and crafts. He was crafted by the virgin Goddess from a sword made of Star Steel (meteroite). He is a demi-god with great strength, toughness, endurance and good looks. He was also blessed with the knowledge to use all weapons, although he favors feats of strength such as tossing large rocks and other objects.

    8 – Pulsar froze on me, but I was able to save this by using widescreen. A shame I dont have more time, I was liking him. Not my usual style.

  109. Jeff Hebert says:

    Cliff, only three entries per person this time. If you can get it in before John starts judging, indicate which of the six you put in you want to be the official entries.

  110. Jeff Hebert says:

    OK folks, the contest is now closed for new entries, as John has begun the judging. Good luck!