CDC #368 – Team Building – Part 8

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 villain Max Darque aka Maxsquerade. He carries a genetic mutation that has given him a completely featureless face (save for two black voids where his eyes would be, and a skeletal nose opening which allows him to breathe) which he can morph – including his body and voice - to visually and audibly impersonate anyone on earth.

*Note* As Max has no mouth opening, he cannot verbally communicate without morphing.

He also carries the ability to teleport.

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 24th.

18 Responses to CDC #368 – Team Building – Part 8

  1. Here is my Max Darque

    With his genetic mutation his outer dermis has its own set of muscles witch can manipulate his skin, and also change his skin pigment. He can also change his muscle structure so his transformation is flawless.

    http://fav.me/dces18c

  2. Sean Murphy

    kellkin: With his genetic mutation his outer dermis has its own set of muscles witch can manipulate his skin, and also change his skin pigment.

    Kind of like an octopus (or a squid for that matter, and maybe even a cuttlefish), which consciously controls pigment spots in the skin and use their own mollusk musculature to texture their skin…

    I like it!

  3. My take on Maxsquerade. Description to follow.
    https://www.deviantart.com/art/Maxsquerade-750499356

  4. Ubiquitous Pixel

    Does he have ears? Or just like, holes haha? And can he make expressions through flexing his brow area…think like deadpool?

  5. Ubiquitous Pixel:
    Does he have ears? Or just like, holes haha? And can he make expressions through flexing his brow area…think like deadpool?

    I think that is up to you.

  6. The suit is a technological extrapolation of his natural powers, able to mimic any clothing that may be appropriate for his disguise.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/RobM-Maxsquerade.png
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/RobM-Maxsquerade-Headshot.png

  7. https://xinmodic.deviantart.com/art/Maxsquerade-750680130

    His ability allows him to commit crimes easily as he can appear as anyone. He could even change certain parts of his body to further confuse the authorities. Example being appearing on camera as one individual yet having his finger prints be that of another. He has at multiple times snuck his way into police headquarters stolen evidence and weapons and used to frame officers on the trail of him or his affiliates. He fears not however as even if he is closed to being found out he can simply teleport away to safety and lay low as anyone he wants for a while.

  8. MurrImAButterfly MurrImAButterfly

    Hearing the description for Max “Maxsquerade” Darque brought to mind The Question, so I took inspiration from that more polished, dapper look. Of course, to add an air of mystery and sass, I had to include a brim tip/swipe!
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MurrImaButterfly-Maxsquerade.jpg

  9. Xinmodic:
    https://xinmodic.deviantart.com/art/Maxsquerade-750680130

    His ability allows him to commit crimes easily as he can appear as anyone. He could even change certain parts of his body to further confuse the authorities. Example being appearing on camera as one individual yet having his finger prints be that of another. He has at multiple times snuck his way into police headquarters stolen evidence and weapons and used to frame officers on the trail of him or his affiliates. He fears not however as even if he is closed to being found out he can simply teleport away to safety and lay low as anyone he wants for a while.

    (Cont because forgot to add this part) While he is unable to alter his clothing when a disguise is not needed he is always distinguished by his personal attire in the tone of a time long ago. Showcasing just how old this villain truly is.

  10. Ubiquitous Pixel

    http://fav.me/dcf8j43

    Max Darque had a genetic mutation that was wildly unexplainable to medical doctors and scientists. He was able to replicate forms and traits of other human beings through touch. He later in life became into the life of crime due to the constant harassment of being called a freak, a demon, and an alien. His highly pale and slightly translucent skin was also bullied. He became more aware of his abilities and learned he could completely alter his body to become literally anyone with enough concentration. His intelligence and hyper observant nature allow him to replicate personality.
    Once fully into his powers, they eventually grew to unexplainable changes. His mouth, hair, and many other personable features vanished…he became a grotesque looking creature. Perhaps from changing too much and his DNA found itself a mystery.
    Eventually his mutation came to its full potential and he gained void like eyes, which can hypnotize those who look too long into them. They seem endless. They allow Max to look upon someone and understand who they are and what they look like, along with all mannerisms so he can become the perfect copy. He created a suit with a device that can capture a sort of picture of anyones outfit, clothes, or suit and with a turn of the device, his suit can replicate the exact look.
    He also later found his abilities could mimic powers of other people with abilities only with a sample of their DNA, however, the mimic of abilities is vastly weaker than the original, but enough to pass as certain heroes when under cover.

  11. Brons | June 23, 2018 at 4:08 pm |

    Blunt Object:
    Max Darque aka Maxsquerade
    https://blunt-object1.deviantart.com/art/BluntobjectMaxDarque-750858222
    https://blunt-object1.deviantart.com/art/BluntobjectMaxDarqueHeadshot-750858520

    Oooh! That Max is evil! He’s turning into me!

    But the real question is: is he becoming you or are you becoming him? Is Max the evil one here or are you?
    Therein lies the paradox……..(someone please cue the diabolical background music)

  12. Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.

  13. Whoops. Didn’t post in time. Just for grins and completeness, here’s what I had—no background. I was working on showing him in transition.

    http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Maxsquerade.png

  14. Blunt Object: But the real question is: is he becoming you or are you becoming him? Is Max the evil one here or are you?
    Therein lies the paradox……..(someone please cue the diabolical background music)

    Well, we’ll see. If you vanish without trace, then…