Character Contest #H12 “Old School #1 Country Pride”

The contest this week is simple. Make the best Old School Super Hero you can. No crazy off the wall characters. They can be posed. No big deal backgrounds. Just bare bones this week. Almost as if you were making a model sheet for an up and coming cartoon. Just one view, straight on, is all that is needed. This week show your Country’s Pride. Make a hero that you would be proud to have represent your country. Remember no copyrighted characters. Have at it and have fun. No limits this week. Make sure your name and the character’s name is in the file’s name.

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P.S. I know that there are some people out there that has been wanting to do true blue heroes so here is you chance. (Yes Skybandit I am talking to you. lol)

Good luck everyone.

79 Responses to Character Contest #H12 “Old School #1 Country Pride”

  1. Well, since you’re talking to me, I’d better enter the contest!

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-MsFreedom_zpsb06ba7f8.png

  2. My entry: Iron-Mask
    the first man in the iron mask was the twin brother of King Louis XIV. He escaped from the prison of the Bastille he became the defender of the oppressed against the absolute reign of his brother. Generation after generation, the iron mask was transmitted from father to son. Whenever France was under the rule of a despotic power, the masked swordsman guarantees freedom of weaker. His last public engagement was made during the Second World War, helping the resistance.
    Today, inheriting responsibility by his great uncle, Thomas Dupond is the iron mask. Specialist free fight, Parkour and fencing, he seeks to prove himself worthy of his legacy. Shadow in the night, there is the barrier against injustice.
    http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o468/tolkienhiste/Iron-Mask_zpsa0446954.png

  3. Justiça Popular (People’s Justice) fights corruption and social injustice, putting behind bars dirty politicians, unscrupulous bankers, corrupt businessmen and other greedy scumbags that enrich through undeserved public money, fat cats powerful enough to elude the judiciary system and responsible for the economic crisis that is impoverishing this great country that is Portugal.
    The white suit reflects his heroic nature, commitment to justice and pure intentions; the black hood is symbolic of punishment, like an executioner hood, and the anonymity of the masses; the black cape represent boldness and bravery and also his avenger nature; the black gloves remind us that he makes a dirty work.

    http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/248/arianairisjustiapopular.png

  4. Here is my character, American Beauty. She’s basically super strong and can fly, the most basic power set. http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/049/4/8/mcknight57___american_beauty_by_mcknighthc-d5venej.png

  5. http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii579/barbario1/USA_zps151abe3c.png

    A multi-ethnic veteran paralyzed in war. Given magic wristbands by the ghost of Ben Franklin. Embedded are ten mystical gems powered by the Bill of Rights. Now he is (insert patriotic name here)! Sworn to defend the huddled masses of America and the World!

  6. Here is my entry. I know hes not very old school, but I was working on him before this contest and thought I should throw him into the mix!

    Old Glory!

    http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/1884/nha247oldglorypng.png

  7. phoenixcreation

    The Eagle fights for her country. No, not just her country. For everyone. For the chance of hope and a new begining. For freedom. But she has a darkside. At night, the safety of the shadows, she becomes her country’s own enemy, Grey Horn. Grey Horn fights against those in her country whom are unjust, the filth whom hide behind thier masks of lies.

    http://s1278.beta.photobucket.com/user/sam_carney1/media/TheEagle_zps5e04a545.jpg.html?#/user/sam_carney1/media/TheEagle_zps5e04a545.jpg.html?&_suid=136124033140707977503127702945

    http://s1278.beta.photobucket.com/user/sam_carney1/media/TheEagle_zps5e04a545.jpg.html?#/user/sam_carney1/media/GreyHorn_zps4b26a3b7.jpg.html?&_suid=136124033140707977503127702945

  8. Hairicín, a celtic heroine can control the powers of the weather. Her left hand can control gusts of wind while her right can create lightening.
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o5gGwMcEfhA/USMIfCQ24GI/AAAAAAAAAZw/ci8oXcD4VK0/s814/Phatchick-hairic%C3%ADn.png

  9. Here is a Brazilian Heroine. I don’t have a name for her (suggestions are welcome).

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P5qBOIsK17I/USM0iOuRxDI/AAAAAAAAFQU/vGiSHgZPZJU/s1800/Brazilian-hero.png

    And this is the flag I was trying to emulate, so you can see where I was coming from:

    http://www.littleexplorers.com/southamerica/brazil/flag/Flagbig.GIF

  10. djuby:
    Tearing down organized crime one wooden structure at a time.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/djuby/2013/02/djuby-thebeaver.png

    I gotta say that before I read the name,but after I read your description, I thought it would be “The Termite” ;)

  11. captain_trousers

    Back home in the Reverse-O-Verse, Nice Guy Hitler was a gay, jewish, monotesticular civil-rights activist and leader of the Nicey party. Nice Guy Hitler became president in a landslide victory, and over the next six years he successfully unified Europe using peaceful diplomatic means- even the Russians! With such a wise, benevolent figure leading the free world, soon all of Reverse-O-Europe’s problems were solved and the people lived in peace, harmony and equality. Seeking to do more good in the multiverse, Nice Guy Hitler had himself transported to our world, to solve conflict here too.
    He can’t understand why everybody here seems to hate him.

    [IMG]http://i48.tinypic.com/21o50zk.png[/IMG]

    [Disclaimer: I’m German, so I’m allowed to make this character. I am not a racist.]

  12. captain_trousers

    here’s the image, I cocked up the link.
    http://oi48.tinypic.com/21o50zk.jpg

  13. A Hungarian Heroine.

    Not my type the heroes but this contest reserved a Hungarian superhero

    So she is Hungarikum

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/tarkabarka/2013/02/Harlequin_Hungarikum.png

  14. Hammerknight,could you remove my two previous entries. I realized that I had not aptly named my files. I will repost now.

  15. My entry: Iron-Mask
    the first man in the iron mask was the twin brother of King Louis XIV. He escaped from the prison of the Bastille he became the defender of the oppressed against the absolute reign of his brother. Generation after generation, the iron mask was transmitted from father to son. Whenever France was under the rule of a despotic power, the masked swordsman guarantees freedom of weaker. His last public engagement was made during the Second World War, helping the resistance.
    Today, inheriting responsibility by his great uncle, Thomas Dupond is the iron mask. Specialist free fight, Parkour and fencing, he seeks to prove himself worthy of his legacy. Shadow in the night, there is the barrier against injustice.
    http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o468/tolkienhiste/Tolkienhiste-IronMask_zps1e7b417e.png

  16. my second entry: Roosterman
    This superhero is based on the emblem of my country, the French rooster.
    http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o468/tolkienhiste/Tolkienhiste-Roosterman_zps67cdcc9d.png

  17. [IMG]http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q539/kjell17/My%20Creations/KericsAmericanfighter_zps2a3f6cbb.png[/IMG]

  18. http://s1162.beta.photobucket.com/user/kjell17/media/My%20Creations/KericsAmericanfighter_zps2a3f6cbb.png.html

    Photobucket has changed thier system I am trying new links to see if I can get straight to the picture, but they are all the same!

  19. When He saw his daughter get hit by a ball of fire that fell from the sky, retired Air Force pilot John Williams thought the worst. But, being a father and a man of action, he ran to her aid. Without thinking of his own safety, he leapt into the huge pit made by the meteorite and hurled the massive boulder aside. It didn’t occur to him until later that he should not have been able to budge the stone, much less heave it over twenty feet. Much to his surprise, what he found wasn’t what he expected at all. Instead of finding his daughter a broken heap, he found her mostly unharmed. Just a few minor scrapes and a little singed around the edges.
    It would take a while for them to realize that that fallen star had imbued them with abilities that could not be ignored. As patriotic individuals, they thought they should use their new found powers to help others.
    Now, Kid Starburst and Sargent Stripes are a father and daughter crime fighting duo known as Stars and Stripes .

  20. In the modern world, a minute is too long to respond, jence the patriotic super-speedster called Millisecond Man.

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-MillisecondMan_zpsd4a5aeba.png

  21. Keric:
    http://s1162.beta.photobucket.com/user/kjell17/media/My%20Creations/KericsAmericanfighter_zps2a3f6cbb.png.html

    Photobucket has changed thier system I am trying new links to see if I can get straight to the picture, but they are all the same!

    In Pohotobucket to the right of your image is a drop down box labeled image links. In the drop down box there are 4 options. The second from the top is “direct link” the box to the right of that contains the link to go directly to your image. Just cut and past that. Hope that helps.
    http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q539/kjell17/My%20Creations/KericsAmericanfighter_zps2a3f6cbb.png

  22. There are some really great images on here. Hope that none get disqualified because the links don’t go directly to the image.

  23. Keith_Kanin:
    There are some really great images on here. Hope that none get disqualified because the links don’t go directly to the image.

    I So agree! That’s why I mentioned the problem, I clicked direct link, and got to a page that was not the picture, but a page that my picture was on in the folder!
    I think that something got shanked on the switch over, or maybe Photobucket is trying to “advertize” for people, who knows, but I hope that I don’t have to change sites to be Qualified again, because I probably would!

  24. captain_trousers: Back home in the Reverse-O-Verse, Nice Guy Hitler was a gay, jewish, monotesticular civil-rights activist and leader of the Nicey party. Nice Guy Hitler became president in a landslide victory, and over the next six years he successfully unified Europe using peaceful diplomatic means- even the Russians! With such a wise, benevolent figure leading the free world, soon all of Reverse-O-Europe’s problems were solved and the people lived in peace, harmony and equality. Seeking to do more good in the multiverse, Nice Guy Hitler had himself transported to our world, to solve conflict here too.He can’t understand why everybody here seems to hate him.[IMG]http://i48.tinypic.com/21o50zk.png[/IMG][Disclaimer: I’m German, so I’m allowed to make this character. I am not a racist.]

    Funny stuff! I think you should have given him a pink triangled arm band. Also you should not feel bad about Hitler, just blame Austria!

  25. tolkienhiste: my second entry: RoostermanThis superhero is based on the emblem of my country, the French rooster.http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o468/tolkienhiste/Tolkienhiste-Roosterman_zps67cdcc9d.png

    Cool. Because this is old school I would love to see you make a French Resistance type charactor from WWII. Just a thaught.

  26. Keric:
    http://s1162.beta.photobucket.com/user/kjell17/media/My%20Creations/KericsAmericanfighter_zps2a3f6cbb.png.html

    Photobucket has changed thier system I am trying new links to see if I can get straight to the picture, but they are all the same!

    Keith_Kanin pointed you in the right direction… Now I don’t know how new this is, but apparently for that box to work you have to go to your user settings, select albums and then click on “turn on easy linking mode”.
    After that, when you click on “direct link” it will change the code to “copied” and you can then paste it here and it should work fine. (if you’re in doubt whether the link will work, paste it into another tab in your browser, but make sure to logout of photobucket beforehand)

  27. Linna Holt was a Danish business mogul with plenty of money, brains and courage. After creating wings and weapons she took to the skies as Svane the angel of justice.
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pknNNlC1iiw/USTcnk25YRI/AAAAAAAAAaA/9loGDLowq2w/s836/phatchick-svane.png

  28. Worf: urn on easy linking mode”.

    Worf I may have to thank you, I am trying this now!
    http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q539/kjell17/My%20Creations/KericsAmericanfighter_zps2a3f6cbb.png

  29. The link SEEMS to be working now, SO thanks for helping me with this problem and thanks for putting up with me durring it
    this is the link:
    http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q539/kjell17/My%20Creations/KericsAmericanfighter_zps2a3f6cbb.png

  30. A U.S. soldier who just returned from his final tour of duty, Lincoln Shaw was having trouble adjusting to civilian life. One night, when out to dinner with his family, he witnessed a man being mugged. Doing the right thing, he called the police, but was infuriated when the police did very little about the situation once they arrived. That’s when Lincoln decided that enough was enough and he needed to take justice into his own hands. Thus was born Abolition, getting rid of crime with his own brand of vigilante justice.

    http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh615/vectorman316/Vectorman316_Abolition_zpsc506f1d0.png

  31. I really didn’t wanna get down and do some racial/ national stereotyping, and also over the top patriotism really really bothers me, and a super hero who defends/ works for ONE specific country seems kinda jerky to me, so I made this instead, standing for a BUNCH of nations.
    http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u606/KBell23/KBell-UNuniter_zpsf9087962.jpg

  32. My entry 3 : Lorraine’s cross
    He is the superhero of the french resistance in WWII.
    For the historical side, the Lorraine’s cross was the symbol of resistance and General de Gaulle.
    http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o468/tolkienhiste/tolkienhiste-Lorrainescross_zps4ba62b00.png
    Punkjay, thank you for the challenge on this entry!

  33. is anyone having trouble with photobucket or know of another website I can use for free this sucks

  34. blaq_aries:
    is anyone having trouble with photobucket or know of another website I can use for free this sucks

    Use the forms. It’s free. Make your own gallery.

  35. Here’s TOBA from Argentina.
    A survivor of an indian land destroyed by corrupted politicians and business men seeking revenge to bring peace to those who perished under the strong fist of money and power.

    http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p498/MaDPac2/Madpac-Toba_zps36e87834.png

  36. blaq_aries:
    is anyone having trouble with photobucket or know of another website I can use for free this sucks

    Yes, I am having trouble with PB, the problem is new this week or so, I have left them a message about the direct to the photo link, let’s hope they do something about it Quick!

  37. Hammerknight: Use the forms. It’s free. Make your own gallery.

    I believe our Admin HK, is actually telling you to use the forUms and not the forms…. ;)

    I myself use Picasa and have never had any problems.

  38. During the Second World War, the race was on to be the first to create a highly advanced supersoldier. Canadian scientist Dr. John Bilford perfected his serum in 1943. Unfortunately for him, his assistant was an Axis spy sent to steal the formula should the doctor prove successful. Bilford had just enough time to destroy the written formula and inject the only sample into his daughter, Mary, before he was killed.
    Born a mutant with power over the cold, Mary soon developed enhanced strength, speed, and invulnerability. Her heightened ability to jump, further propelled by icy winds, gives her a semblance of flight. Mary’s aging has slowed to nearly stopping, and as a result appears to be no more than five years older than pictures taken in the 1940’s. Due to the loss of the serum, and the fact that attempts to recreate it have been unsuccessful, it is uncertain if that is a side effect or the result of interaction with Mary’s already-altered DNA. Mary Bilford took up the mantle of True North in 1945, with a vow to protect her country from any threat that may manifest. Over the decades, she’s made more than good on her word, with no plans for retirement on the horizon.
    http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/052/c/e/melmo44__true_north_by_melmo44-d5vox97.jpg

  39. I’m proud to be the first Aussie representative on this post!

    CAPTAIN OCKER

    A local homegrown hero of Alice Springs, Captain Ocker (or Kenny Jacobson) donned a flag one Australia Day and has kept it on ever since. While he’d rather crack open a cold one and watch the footy down at the pub than fight crime, the laid-back lad is well known and liked around the community. Unless of course you get rough with a sheila while he’s around, then you’re in for a round trip with the Flying Doctor.

    Mock his costume and he’ll laugh along with you.
    Question his effectiveness as a hero and he’ll just shrug and tell you that you’re entitled to your own opinion.

    But the first person to badmouth Paul Hogan gets a biff up the hooter…

    http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y441/Nate_Of_The_Youngs/NateThePrate__CaptainOcker_zps91d8b664.png

  40. First in a set of Superhero Freedom Fighters called the Talons of Freedom,Here’s….
    LORD LIBERTY
    http://imageshack.us/a/img228/1456/scatmanlordliberty2.png

  41. Scatman: First in a set of Superhero Freedom Fighters called the Talons of Freedom,Here’s….LORD LIBERTYhttp://imageshack.us/a/img228/1456/scatmanlordliberty2.png

    Well,Just REALLY read the qualifications for the contest.Umm,you all know me and I did not go “bare bones” with this one at all.So I really am not after a win.I would rather have an honorable mention than to unfairly win with not reading RULES properly.I apologize.

  42. When every conspiracy theory comes true, America will be grateful it has Militia Man, the NRAgent!

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-MilitiaMan_zps4db8f75c.png

  43. Guess I should explain the pun on the NRAgent name for folks in foreign lands. The National Rifle Association is a powerful political lobby in the US that advocates gun ownership, and their members are often depicted by their opponents as crazy inbred rednecks that love moonshine and guns.

  44. Colonel Astro of the United Nations Space Force, protecting America and the world.

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-ColonelAstro_zps7ad29f76.png

  45. Well, since you said we could do “old time superheroes…” I went really old. I tried to create a Scottish warrior that any would be proud of! The piece is titled “Ancient Pattern” as a play on words concerning the colors of registered tartans: almost all have an “ancient pattern” and a “modern pattern”. Ancient-color tartans are less bright, and meant to represent the natural colors available when tartans were first made. Hope you enjoy!

    http://bulletzoverbeirut.tumblr.com/image/43735270532

  46. Richard Stands was a security guard on the Manhattan project. When an accident caused him to be caught in the blast of an prototype atomic bomb, he gained the ability* to generate and contains atomic energy which he can use to fly, create shields, and fire energy beams. Inspired by other patriotic “super-soldiers” he dons a costume created by the American Propaganda Department and uses his abilities to fight for his nation as The Patriot Eagle. Great as his powers are, The Eagle soon finds that there is a limit to the amount of Atomic Energy he can generate per day, so he always keeps a weapon by his side, should his powers fail him.**

    http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb476/Calvary_Red/HeroMachine/Calvary_Red-PatriotEagle_zps9d200a9d.png

    *My superhero universe relies on the premise that humans, being created in God’s image, can sometimes gain fantastic powers to survive otherwise fatal situations.

    **In true comic book fashion, this will tend to happen at the most inconvenient times.

  47. Major Kozmo of the United Nations Space Force, defending Russia and the planet.

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-MajorKozmo_zps80aa2875.png

  48. Captain Teiko of the United Nations Space Force, guardng China and the Earth.

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-CaptainTaiko_zpsda170f68.png

    Just for schitzengiggulz, (not an entry) Alpha Team of the UNSF.

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-UNSFAlphaTeam_zpsaca9f810.png

  49. Oops! I meant Captain Taiko.

  50. Introducing Banner; DON’T ask her the obvious question–even if you’re a good, law-abiding American citizen, because she does NOT wish to be remembered.

  51. Oops. (I did ask her, and so I’m still dizzy and forgetful.)

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/2013hm/HerrD-Banner_zps2828e972.png

  52. Oops is right…. I just noticed my submission was missing my name…. Here is the corrected version:

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PIsvSpZiick/USjY-dawqkI/AAAAAAAAFQ8/b9_zT74FBIk/s1900/Worf-Brazilian-Hero.png

  53. Involved in the bombings over Japan during WW II, Lt. Wes Styles returned home a hero but a changed man. Exposure to atomic particles had given him super strength, super speed and the ability to fly! Now he fights crime in the U.S.

    Aviator
    http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/rhinoman151/Rhinoman-Aviator_zps73c12623.png

    American Justice
    http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee370/rhinoman151/Rhinoman-AmericanJustice_zps1486b9b6.png
    After seeing her father, a circuit judge shot in cold blood, Justine Scales became American Justice! Donning a costume made up partly of her deceased father’s robe, she fights crime wielding a specially designed gavel and superb athletic prowess!

  54. Calvary_Red:
    Richard Stands was a security guard on the Manhattan project. When an accident caused him to be caught in the blast of an prototype atomic bomb, he gained the ability* to generate and contains atomic energy which he can use to fly, create shields, and fire energy beams. Inspired by other patriotic “super-soldiers” he dons a costume created by the American Propaganda Department and uses his abilities to fight for his nation as The Patriot Eagle. Great as his powers are, The Eagle soon finds that there is a limit to the amount of Atomic Energy he can generate per day, so he always keeps a weapon by his side, should his powers fail him.**

    http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb476/Calvary_Red/HeroMachine/Calvary_Red-PatriotEagle_zps9d200a9d.png

    *My superhero universe relies on the premise that humans, being created in God’s image, can sometimes gain fantastic powers to survive otherwise fatal situations.

    **In true comic book fashion, this will tend to happen at the most inconvenient times.

    Since Photobucket dosen’t seem to want to cooperate, here is a working direct link:

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/calvary_red/2013/02/Calvary_Red-Patriot-Eagle.png

    Thanks to the HeroMachine Forums. ^_^

  55. When they reached the bottom of the gorge, the other track laborers were amazed and horrified. Their co-worker had survived the fall. After a long silence, one asked, “You okay, buddy?”

    Rhett rose to his feet. The normally soft-spoken Idaho native answered, “Okay? I feel freaking fantastic! Hey… what’s with my voice.”

    Mountain Home

    Close-up

  56. For 45 years, stuntman Edward Adams fought crime as “The American Eagle.” After he announced his retirement and went public, the White House offered him a job as a goodwill ambassador. Adams now makes special appearances and is a frequent guest speaker.

    A younger hero continues as “The American Eagle” on her own. Edward was both flattered and humbled. With good spirit, he adopted the self-depreciating identity of “The Bald Eagle.”

    The Bald Eagle

    Close-up

  57. Tricky one for a country whose flag is used mostly by racists or football fans, and whose best-known traits are siding with the little guy, not showing off, and distrusting any official representative of anything! But our OTHER national trait is never knowing when we’re beaten, so now for something completely different…
    ——————-
    “[i]From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/i]
    ‘Lady Marian’ is an urban legend originating in the north of England; it is unknown who invented the character, but there is no evidence for the widespread belief that she is a real person.

    Numerous stories have circulated on the Internet describing her feats of agility, daring and keen senses, coming to the rescue of the poor and disenfranchised and exposing injustice and corruption.

    She has become a figure of inspiration to everyone from green activists to social justice campaigners; in recent times few protest marches are without at least one ‘Lady Marian’, which sufficiently explains reported ‘sightings’.”

    Thus speaketh Wikipedia. Marilyn Hood is in no hurry to put them right.

    http://www.zen177395.zen.co.uk/Aspie%20Village%20etc/Wombat_LadyMarian.jpg

  58. Huh. Tried to both do the Wikipedia style and make it sound interesting, and didn’t really manage either. The picture’s better though.

  59. Coulda SWORN I posted the Direct Link.

    Well here it is again in any case…

    http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y441/Nate_Of_The_Youngs/NateThePrate__CaptainOcker_zps91d8b664.png

  60. so who won?

  61. Prof. Abercrombie Q. Anthrax

    Good question.

  62. No one won, I was hoping no body noticed that there was no winner. lol
    Just joking, I’ll have it up later.