CDC #362 – Team Building – Part 1

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly.

Your challenge this week is to create the anchor hero of our team. He or she is of African / American heritage and has the power of flight and super strength. A vigilante at heart, they have, over time, come to rely on and admire the power of a team dynamic. You must also come up with an appropriate name for this character.

Due to travel plans I will be out of town from April 28th to May 6th, so to keep everything on schedule this challenge will run for two weeks.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter a often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. 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).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, May 6th.

43 Responses to CDC #362 – Team Building – Part 1

  1. Rekulhs Nathe Rekulhs Nathe

    Does the character have to have the actual power or can they have a piece of technology that allows them to have that ability, like for flight can they have something along the lines of a jetpack?

  2. Rekulhs Nathe:
    Does the character have to have the actual power or can they have a piece of technology that allows them to have that ability, like for flight can they have something along the lines of a jetpack?
    Sure…if you like.

  3. Can you define “the anchor hero” for me?

  4. Anarchangel:
    Can you define “the anchor hero” for me?

    As Superman is to the Justice League. The person traditionally at the centre of the team photograph.

  5. Bryce Elmore

    Alrighty, here is my first entry!

    Jerome Jackson
    https://i.imgur.com/P2ktp8v.png

  6. It’s been quite a while since I entered a competition here so forgive me if I link this wrong.

    Eclipse.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Anarchangel-Eclipse.png

  7. Anarchangel:
    It’s been quite a while since I entered a competition here so forgive me if I link this wrong.

    Link is fine.
    Eclipse.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Anarchangel-Eclipse.png

  8. Rekulhs Nathe Rekulhs Nathe

    Sky Surfer
    Real Name: Simon Slater
    Powers/Weapons: Super Strength, Flight
    Origin: An engineer for the Crucible Cooperation he and his friend Doctor Zygote were working on a secret project, but then a group of thugs broke into the facility and began shooting the place killing Doctor Zygote, and taking any research they could find. Simon was devastated by what occurred and took the prototype of their secret project an experimental suit and hoverboard. The board allowed him to fly at amazing speeds in the air while the suit allowed him to withstand the condition of high altitude while also giving him super strength and full control of the board. Using this he became the Sky Surfer and took down the criminals that killed his friend and became a hero.

    https://rekulhs.deviantart.com/art/Sky-Surfer-741828403?ga_submit_new=10%3A1524526582

  9. http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Legatus-Alpha-Prime.png

    Alpha Prime

    Lucas Adebayor was a normal teen in Miami, Florida. But at age 16 his mutant powers kicked in and his life turned upside down. After a few years he adopted the name Alpha Prime and turned to superheroing. Since then he has been a major force among the superheroes of the US of A.

  10. They call her “Outrage”, but let her explain:

    Invictus. My name was supposed to be Invictus. After the poem that Mandela and I both love.

    What I said was “I am outraged”, outraged at the crime that was spreading in my city. “Outraged”, not “I am Outrage”. The reporters were throwing questions at me from every side.

    “Who are you?” “Where’d you come from?” “Why are you a vigilante?”

    I said “I am Invictus”. I explained that I was outraged at the crime, that I was there for the people, that I was there to take my life, my destiny in my own hands, that I was the “Captain of my soul”, “bloodied, but unbowed”. I quoted the bloody poem. “I am Invictus”, I told them.

    But there it was in the morning papers: “Outrage defends the city” — “The city’s new hero: Outrage!”

    They call me Outrage. They named me. But it matters not. I am the master of my fate. Invictus.

    http://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Outrage-Invictus.png

  11. Rekulhs Nathe Rekulhs Nathe

    All-Star
    Real Name: Alexander Stella
    Powers/Weapons: Super Strength, Flight
    Origin: The son of the original All-Star, he is half human, and only has half of his father’s powers, but is still an incredible hero more than worthy of the name All-Star.

    https://rekulhs.deviantart.com/art/All-Star-742223531?ga_submit_new=10%3A1524767253

  12. Rekuhls, what’s the other half, if All-Star is only half-human? 😀
    Anarchangel, GREAT picture (and you probably saw this one coming…), but:
    Do you have a Story for her? 😀

  13. Rekulhs Nathe Rekulhs Nathe

    WillyPete:
    Rekuhls, what’s the other half, if All-Star is only half-human?
    Anarchangel, GREAT picture (and you probably saw this one coming…), but:
    Do you have a Story for her?

    The other half, his father’s side was a Wivh a race of aliens from a planet with a stronger gravity then ours, his race was advanced beyond our own technology and are deeply involved in their religion, thus they decided to send missionaries out into the universe to spread their religion to other planets the original All-Star was one of these missioners. So they’re basically Alien Jehovah’s Witnesses.

  14. Hey all been a few years since I posted but I wanted to get in on this.. This is “Ages” he is over a 150 years old , he’s also infected with an alien virus that slows his aging and allows him to generate an aura of energy that gives him super strenth and the ability to fly…

    https://orig00.deviantart.net/e25a/f/2018/116/9/f/son4_ages__5__by_son4-dc9x2n5.png

  15. “I haven’t put this suit on in almost sixteen years, I’m shocked it still fits me. I remember when I first got my abilities as a teenager. I was in a place I shouldn’t have and got myself caught up in a brawl with these guys who were selling this combat enhancer but little did they know it did far more than enhance a persons’ body to peak performance. I shot far past that and entered me into superhuman levels. I can toss a semi truck like a ball, I could hurl mountains with almost no effort. When people look to the sky the wish they could fly, I can fly. I don’t just look to the sky anymore I can be in it.
    I stopped when I was twenty two because there was no more threats and I had a battle so devastating I lost my eye. Then after some time I got married, had a job and made a family. But now all of it is threatened. They will still have to get past”
    Brother Sentinel!

    https://i.imgur.com/w6VlMeB.png

  16. Backstory:
    wealthy man who had an experience which opened his eyes to the poverty in his city. The more he analyzed the situation, the more he realized that it all came down to corruption. He informed just one man of his plans, and this man helped him create the suit. Initially going by “The Hawk,” he was initially brutal in his methods. Before long, he became substantially less extreme in his methods, becoming far more of an outright hero and renaming himself “The Protector.” However, he was still a little more willing to bend the rules than most

    Eventually, the Hawk met a superhero named “Captain Meteor.” The two did not initially get along, as Captain Meteor did not approve of some of the Protector’s methods. However, they soon mostly settled their differences and became good friends. They were both the founding members of this superhero team, with Captain Meteor as the leader. After some time as a team, Meteor was killed, temporarily splitting up the team. Now, the Protector has created a new team.

    The protector has no powers of his own, but is extremely intelligent, and his suit gives him the powers of flight and super strength.

  17. Great stuff so far guys! Keep ’em coming!

  18. headlessgeneral

    Jordan Justice – The Hammer
    – First in his early years, vigilante costume then in his full-blown superhero costume everyone’s grown to love.

    Powers – Flight, Super Strength, Super Speed, Enhanced Durability

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/headlessgeneral-Vigilante-Hammer.png

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/headlessgeneral-The-Hammer.png

  19. My entry is the hero, JUA from the African continent. His tremendous strength and ability to fly makes him a powerful force for justice.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ams-JUA-april-2018.png

    Cheers!

  20. Nimbus
    She is not shy to dish out the punches is she have to. Nimbus is latin and means dark cloud.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/evr2ub1skyuzjyr/EbenHawke-Nimbus.png?dl=0

  21. William A. Peterson

    Demigod, PLEASE don’t use Photobucket! Once good, they were, but fallen to the Dark Side of the Force, they have! 🙁
    ams, GREAT picture, you just might give Anarchangel some serious competition!

  22. livewyre1014

    here’s my entry…Barnaby Jenkins was a boy during the civil rights era of the 60’s, idolizing the likes of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, JFK, John Lewis, and many others. When he developed powers, he became a vigilante to fight for justice…but as he grew older he realized that his powers could only do so much, but becoming a beacon of fairness, justice, and peace could do so much more. So the vigilante from the shadows became a hero in the light, fighting for what was right while also inspiring the best in people. His powers are what he can do, but his example is his real strength. I give you, the FreeMan!!!

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Freeman.png

  23. William A. Peterson:
    Demigod, PLEASE don’t use Photobucket! Once good, they were, but fallen to the Dark Side of the Force, they have!
    ams, GREAT picture, you just might give Anarchangel some serious competition!

    What should I use, then? I’m not quite up to date concerning Heromachine so I don’t know what happened 😀

  24. @Demigod – “All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.”

  25. Calvary_Red

    Gold Brick:
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Calvary_Red-Gold_Brick.png

    Mason Adams always felt like “just another brick in the wall.” Getting superpowers didn’t change that the number of superhumans had skyrocketed throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. An alarming number joined up with gangs or crime rings, and there was no lack of would-be heroes trying to fight them. Every week saw at least one vigilante listed in the obituaries. Mason figured he’d be just one more, but he couldn’t sit by and let the people he cared about continue to be endangered by the ongoing crime in River City. “So he became The Brick.” But as his career went on, something amazing happened: he won. Again, and again, he proved himself more than a match for the run-of-the-mill super criminals. As the crime rings lost began to lose hold on River City, people started to look to Brick as their hero. They started calling him “Gold Brick.” New superhumans sought him out to teach them. Mason did his best. As much as possible, he helped them learn to use their powers effectively, preferably for something other than fighting, but he quickly came to see the value in having a team. Together they became known as “Brick’s Wall,” and saw River City become a much safer place. Gold Brick began to draw national attention, and as he did his own attention was drawn to greater threats facing the world. Now he fights alongside heroes from around the world. Gold Brick has met his match plenty of times, but he’s still never found his limit.

  26. William A. Peterson

    Demigod: What should I use, then? I’m not quite up to date concerning Heromachine so I don’t know what happened

    It’s not whatt happened to HeroMachine, but what happened to PhotoBucket. They decided to overdo the spamvertising, to the point where they’re not only annoying, but very nearly useless…
    🙁

  27. Anarchangel Anarchangel

    WillyPete:
    Rekuhls, what’s the other half, if All-Star is only half-human?
    Anarchangel, GREAT picture (and you probably saw this one coming…), but:
    Do you have a Story for her?

    Well long story short, Eclipse was a member of a rogue faction of almost god-like aliens who attempted to conquer Earth and set themselves up as rulers. Eclipse, however, was one of the few who eventually realised how wrong this was and tried to help humanity.

    After the invasion was turned back, Eclipse found herself on the outs with her people so she decided to remain on Earth and attempt to make amends for her involvement in the invasion…albeit secretly and masquerading as a human.

  28. Had some free time so I did an alternate color version of my ealier entry “Ages”..
    https://orig00.deviantart.net/b6f4/f/2018/124/f/1/son4_agesclr_by_son4-dcaodqm.png

  29. couldn’t figure out how to edit my last post wanted to use this image instead…
    https://orig00.deviantart.net/b3da/f/2018/125/c/4/son4_agesclr_by_son4-dcaodqm.png

  30. Rekulhs Nathe Rekulhs Nathe

    In a few hours from now this contest will be closed, it has been one of the longest running contest I’ve ever seen and I have seen some great character design in this contest and a lot of them deserve to win but likely won’t. They have been beautiful and great and I wish good luck to everyone.

  31. Contest closed Results will be posted tomorrow at the latest It is going to take a while to sift through and assess this many brilliant entries.