CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6

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 design the villainous assassin Eiko. She is skilled markswoman but is just as deadly with her bare hands as she is with a blade or firearm. Before being recruited by Dr. Epoch, she lived in her native Japan and worked as an assassin for hire around the globe.

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, June 10th

17 Responses to CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6

  1. Ubiquitous Pixel says:

    Does Eiko stand or mean anything? Just checking to see if I can base a design off of meaning from the name

  2. djuby says:

    Ubiquitous Pixel:
    Does Eiko stand or mean anything? Just checking to see if I can base a design off of meaning from the name

    from Wikipedia/Google

    Eiko is a feminine Japanese given name. Eikō, also spelled Eikou or Eikoh, is a masculine Japanese given name. The meanings of these names depend on the kanji used to write them.[2]

    1 Kanji
    In the feminine name Eiko, “ko” is generally written with a kanji meaning “child” (子), while “Ei” may be written in a wide variety of ways with either a single kanji read “ei” or two kanji read “e” and “i”, including:[2]

    永子 (first kanji meaning “eternity”)
    栄子 (first kanji meaning “glory” or “honour”)
    英子 (first kanji meaning “flower” or “outstanding”)
    瑛子 (first kanji meaning “lustre” or “crystal”)
    江威子 (first kanji meaning “river”, second meaning “power”)

  3. A.Winters says:

    Here’s my entry, mini-bio is in the description.

  4. Ubiquitous Pixel says:

    Eiko, the silent assassin. She is a woman of a few words and doesn’t care about anyone but herself, and her objective.

    Note: I have no idea why it is blurry on Deviant Art, but it is what it is.

  5. Brons says:

    Ryuichi Eiko is the latest in a long line of Kunoichi, ninja women skilled in combat, spycraft and seduction. She is highly skilled in all of these arts. Starting in her early teens she has had a globe-spanning career as an assassin. Due to her use of disguises and stealth, and the wide array of weapons and methods she used, for much of that time she was thought to be a modern legend, conflating the deeds of several women.

    She is shown here in three of her many guises: Dressed in mini-kimono, disguised with a No mask, armed with fan and sai; in ninja garb, carrying both assault rifle and katana; and as a seductive socialite in evening dress. Whatever the form, her victims seldom even realize they are in danger, and witnesses, if there are any, seldom provide any useful details.

  6. Lady Amaranth says:
    With Background
    Without Background

    Nakami Eiko is the descendent of a long line of master assassins and ninja. In ancient times, her family was well known for being samurai slayers. They’d take their helms as trophies and wear them on their next hunt. In modern times, she works as an assassin for hire worldwide.

    She has over time retrofitted her family’s traditional uniform with advanced alloys that make her sturdier yet still lightweight. This gives her a much needed edge when facing off against the world’s super humans. Her two favorite weapons are her grandfather’s katana and her custom sniper rifle.

    Other: Nakami can be translated to “sword” or “blade” in English.

  7. Ubiquitous Pixel says:

    RobM, it’s so simple yet I really love it haha. I’m actually making a character with similar face paint!
    And Calvary_Red, I really like it, so pretty and ominous

  8. A.Winters says:

    Some great entries so far, keep up the good work!

  9. kellkin says:

    Here is my Eiko

    Eiko was trained from early childhood to be a Shinobi. She was given the powers to create a temporal bubble around her that extends 50 ft. in all directions. This temporal bubble allows her to distort time, and anyone or anything inside this bubble slows down 3/4 normal speed. when Dr. Epoch learned of this he didn’t hesitate going back in time to acquire her. Her favorite weapon is the chain sickle.
    She is deadly with her sword, but even more so with her sickle.

  10. Calvary_Red says:

    Thanks, Ubiquitous Pixel. That’s high praise, coming from you. I wanted to give her a yōkai kinda feel – like she appears out of the shadows and your life ends.
    The best part of this contest is seeing all the awesome entries other HeroMachiners put out. That’s a prize everyone wins.

  11. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Results posted shortly.