Character Design Contest ♯32- Keeping It In The Family

For this weeks challenge I want you to create a family based superhero team (like the one shown above).

Rules Specific For This Week: Each submission picture must include at least 2 characters that are related to each other in some way (Husband/ Wife, Brother/ Sister, Grandparent/ Grandchild, Parent/ Child), larger group shots are allowed. I will allow the use of external programs to put together larger group shots (more than 3 people), but ONLY for that purpose, not for effects and shading. Anyone taking liberties with this will be disqualified (believe me when I say I will be able to tell).

Please make sure you have read the rules before entering. As usual, no limit on entries, so have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

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15 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯32- Keeping It In The Family

  1. WillyPete says:

    Good Luck with this one, JR! Multiple characters/ entry contests are always a little challenging…
    But, asking people to “one-up” The Fantastic Four”?
    Hey, no pressure, or anything… 😉

  2. JR19759 says:

    Good Luck with this one, JR! Multiple characters/ entry contests are always a little challenging…
    But, asking people to “one-up” The Fantastic Four”?
    Hey, no pressure, or anything…

    Not asking people to “One up” the Fantastic Four. They were just the best example of a Superhero family I could find (being the First Family Of Marvel and everything). There are so many different variations that could be done here, I’m sure that our fabulously creative ‘machiners will be able to come up with something unique, creative and awesome no matter how hard the challenge.

  3. Til Death Do Us Part


    Andreas and Jofranka Funar married six months after they had met in the circus. They seemed a perfect match. He was the magician, a star attraction. Jofranka was the fortuneteller and mystic. The marriage was blissful until Andreas’ younger brother Grigore returned from incarceration. He had spent five years in prison for dealing drugs. No sooner was he released that Grigore resumed his old ways.

    Grigore had recruited Andreas to help him. A travelling circus was the perfect cover for smuggling and selling narcotics. Jofranka did not know. Word did reach Jofranka’s older sister Roxana. Roxana, a more powerful but less flamboyant mystic and former postulant, came to Jofranka’s aide.

    The circus had made its first stop ever in the United States. That night, Grigore and Andreas went to meet a connection in San Diego. Roxana had followed them. When she confronted the brothers, Grigore shot her. The connection panicked and shot the two brothers. Roxana muttered a prayer under her dying breath. Grigore muttered a curse.

    Soon after the murders, Jofranka began to have nightmares about Andreas. She feared that he had gone to hell for his misdeeds. Indeed, he had. In desperation to save her love from eternal damnation, she struck a deal with the Demon Lord. He gave the widow a list of 66 demons who had escaped to earth. If she captures them all, the Demon Lord will return Andreas to her.

    Jofranka said that her power alone would not be enough. The Demon Lord made a concession. Andreas is able to assist by sharing his energy through her wedding ring. With the ring, Jofranka can talk to Andreas. She can unleash his power, which drags the insolent demons back to hell.

    Unbeknownst to Jofranka, her sister Roxana’s soul now possesses her cat. Likewise, the evil Grigore’s possesses Andreas’ pet rat. Roxana works to free both her sister and Andreas from the Demon Lord’s contract. Grigore bides his time, looking to steal the accumulated power for himself. The two often chase each other in front of Jofranka. Behind the scenes, they game of cat-and-mouse is much deadlier.

  4. Jawsabi says: Dante and Beatrice. sorry for not coloring it… Going see my parents in Venice

  5. Lightningsword says:

    BTW: Grey (left) and Gary (right) Genesis

  6. Harlekin says:

    Where is the hard theme contest, this theme is so easy for me.

    I love this theme, i think this type of contest show the real potency of what is inside of HM3

    So my family is continuity of my Love is Always Win picture.
    Neuphorya and Agonia and their Child Extasy

  7. Ras Head says:

    Here we have a family portrait of Energo and Black Blade, along with their son: Lightshow. Together they fight crime!

  8. Keric says:

    After the MAD MULTIPLIER cloned the assassin Gina Maddox, Gina did a strange thing, she teamed up with her clones…

  9. Timedrop23 says:

    I give you the Two O’Clock Warriors, Sword and Shield
    (they’re twin sisters):

  10. rogueace6969 says:

    I give you, the Superhero Family of the Future:

    Here we have a family of four: dad, mom, daughter, & son. Each has their own distinct strengths and weaknesses. Dad has almost cat-like agility & speed, and is a world class martial arts champion. Mom has the gift of superhuman strength. Our daughter has a touch of the cosmos influencing her & she can not only fly at incredible speeds, but she can also travel outside the safety of Earth’s atmosphere with ease allowing her to explore what else our universe has to offer. The son, the baby of the family, is quite the little spark plug. His very cells course with electrical energy & he can not only create electrical arcs and control them, but he can also travel great distance in very little time through electrical conduits and pathways.

  11. Keric says:

    I present the Wolf Pack top to bottom Patrick, Portia and Phoenix

  12. Timedrop23 says:

    Here are The Hallows:
    Clockwise from top-center:
    1) Frank Hallows, wearing his Psionic Activation Taskmaster Conveyance Harness (or P.A.T.C.H.), is the son and team leader of the Hallows. Frank must wear the P.A.T.C.H. suit at all times, as he was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident at his company, HallowGen. The P.A.T.C.H. suit also gives Frank enhanced strength and electrokinetic abilities. Frank is a tinkerer by nature, and so has many secret projects, chief of which is a time machine.
    2) Pharaoh Hi-N’Un XII (a.k.a. Perry Hallow) is Frank’s father. After spurning the advances of Frank’s mother, the Pharaoh was mummified and entombed, cursed by the witch with eternal sleep. Some time in the American Wild West era, the tomb was disturbed and the curse interrupted. Pharaoh Hi-N’Un XII soon took up a gun and became a truly immortal folk hero, with his name being attributed to the classic midday duels for honor that marked his life and the history of the American West.
    3) The X2 (a.k.a. “Silver”) is an autonomous defense droid built and programmed by Frank as the family’s pet dog and HallowGen’s primary defense system. Silver is modeled after the classic werewolf, as per Frank’s fondness for old monster movies. Silver was built with numerous transformation configurations and holographic imaging devices. When not in defense mode, Silver assumes the size and likeness of a grey malamute, providing a nasty surprise for any attacker.
    4) Tempora Doce is Frank’s mother. She specializes in witchcraft, primarily for the purposes of time travel. She met Frank’s father on a “trip” to ancient Egypt. The two fell in love, but Egyptian custom would not allow their mixed-race relationship (a fact Tempora was ignorant of when the Pharaoh rejected her and she cursed him with eternal sleep). Upon returning to her own time, Tempora discovered she was pregnant with Frank, and put aside her mystic dabbling to raise the child. During her pregnancy, however, Tempora was prone to uncontrollable bouts of astral travel (which amounted to little more than extremely vivid precognitive dreams), and soon learned who her son was meant to become and how through him she would be reunited with her lost love.

  13. JR19759 says:

    Ok guys, this weeks contest is closed. The poll will be up shortly.