Friday Night Fights: Historic SuperHeroes Entries!

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Last Week for my weekly Poll Position post I had asked you to decided the Theme for Friday Night Fights and your decision is in! After a tough back and forth battle between Monsters and Historic Super Beings,  it has been determined that the Theme for the 5th Friday Night Fights by you votes will be …. Historic SuperHeroes ( or villains ).

What that mean is this. I will be providing you with five periods of time and it will be your job to select a TRUE historic figure from that time period and re-image him/her as a SuperHero ( or villain ). You must stay as true to the time period as possible while designing Super Costumes and gear which should provide a true challenge for all you talented HMer’s out there. What does a Medieval European Super’s custom look like ? Or an Ancient Egyptian Super Villain look like ? Have fun and let those creative  juices flow.

Now Here is How it is going to work: You are to create for me FIVE  pictures one for each of the five categories listed below. The images can be created with any version of HeroMachine you wish, however the image must have been made completely within HeroMachine, no editing with any photo editing software save for basic cropping and the addition of a “Simple” boarder. Once you have these pictures created you are to Name the file in the following manner  Roundnumber-Charactername. So for example if I created  a SuperHero George Washington for round one I would name the file “Round1-George Washington” ( or “RoundOne-George Washington”). Failure to name the files properly will result in disqualification from the contest.

Once you have your pictures created and named properly you are to EMAIL them to me at Kaldath@gmail.com . DO NOT post your entries to the comment section of this post, also DO NOT post your entries for public viewing until AFTER the appropriate round for each image has concluded.  You have one Month for today to create and submit your entries to me with the deadline being 12 Midnight Eastern Time November 25th 2013. You are limited to only ONE SET of entries for this contest, and all entries are final, substitutions will not be allowed so make double certain you have your images the way you want them to be before sending them to me.

The contest will be judged by you the members of this community via rounds of voting. The first round is a qualifying round where the top 16 entrants based on your votes will move on to the true competition and will compete in a bracketed tournament pitting each entrants against each other in head to head polls to determine who moves on to the next round.

The Five categories for this contest are as follows:

Round One: Early America – The Time period from the landing at Plymouth Rock until the US Civil War

Round Two: Medieval Europe – The time periods from roughly about 500 AD to 1500 AD

Round Three: Ancient Egypt – The era when the Pharaohs rules the Nile

Round Four: The Roman Empire – The time from the First Caesar til the collapse of the empire, roughly 27 BC til 476 AD

Round Five: World Wars I & II – Covers the period of time between the beginning of World War I til the end of World War II

If you have any questions about the theme or how to submit you entry please feel free to ask in comments below. Also I would like to take a moment to note that the Heromachine community is fairly world wide with different world views, Historical figures one culture views as a Hero may be viewed differently by another culture so I do not want to see any bashing of people here if one persons interruption of a historical figure does not match your own! Though with that said I DO NOT want to see any Racist, Homophobic, or otherwise Bigoted type entries and will disqualify anything I believe crosses that line.

7 Responses to Friday Night Fights: Historic SuperHeroes Entries!

  1. Bonne chance, tout le monde!

  2. One question, does Round 5 cover the time period between both wars as well or just the two wars themselves?

  3. JR19759:
    One question, does Round 5 cover the time period between both wars as well or just the two wars themselves?

    I have altered the description of round five to read…….

    “Covers the period of time between the beginning of World War I til the end of World War II”

    which should answer your question.

  4. so do we have to use the locations you used as the descriptions, or anything that was happening at that time? e.g for the first category, can we use something from 1700s England.

    shame we couldn’t go beyond the civil war, just misses out on Jack the Ripper

  5. Frevoli:
    so do we have to use the locations you used as the descriptions, or anything that was happening at that time? e.g for the first category, can we use something from 1700s England.

    shame we couldn’t go beyond the civil war, just misses out on Jack the Ripper

    The historic figure doesn’t necessarily need to be from the Geographic location listen in each category however that figure DOES need to have had some impact of the that Geographic location. For Example, King George the III never once set foot in America but he undoubtedly had a major impact on what happened in Revolutionary era America.

  6. I haven’t tried one of these before. Is the idea that they have to be specific people, or can we have just an Indian brave or a Pilgrim Father, for instance, for the first round?

    Also, are we talking about Marvel or DC-style costumes that just have to represent the character and setting (like, I dunno, Ancient Egypt and this here), or historically-possible costumes that a superhero might have worn if the idea had been around then?

    I’m English and am not too well up on American history, to be honest, but I’ll certainly give it a go if I find the time and the ideas.

  7. ABC123:
    I haven’t tried one of these before.Is the idea that they have to be specific people, or can we have just an Indian brave or a Pilgrim Father, for instance, for the first round?

    Also, are we talking about Marvel or DC-style costumes that just have to represent the character and setting (like, I dunno, Ancient Egypt and this here), or historically-possible costumes that a superhero might have worn if the idea had been around then?

    I’m English and am not too well up on American history, to be honest, but I’ll certainly give it a go if I find the time and the ideas.

    They have to be actual historic figures such as: Molly Pitcher, King Louie VIII of France, The Pharaoh Khufu, Constantine the Great, and Eleanore Roosevelt – just to name one from each round off the top of my head. As for costumes I leave the designs up to you. Though I honestly believe that since these are historic figures from specific points in history that your chances of winning ( getting more votes ) would be improved by remaining as true to the time period as possible in materials if not so much in style ( A superHeroes should look different they everyday wear ).