CDC #400 – Grand Champion!

It’s CDC 400, so it is time to celebrate the best of the best!

Your challenge this week is to enter your very best work .It can be a brand new piece designed for the contest, or a piece from your HM3 portfolio that has never been entered in a challenge before. The theme is wide open. Just make it the very best of your best!

You may enter once.

The winner this week will be chosen by you! That’s right…you. Fearless moderator JR19759 has agreed to put all of these entries into a poll, and the HM community will get to vote for their favourite entry. Rules for voting will be listed when the poll is posted.

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, February 10th.

23 Responses to CDC #400 – Grand Champion!

  1. Okay, I guess I’m participating.

    The Gryphon Rider’s Midnight Rendezvous
    https://i.imgur.com/O1cztrJ.jpg

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  2. Mark Williams

    Doctor Dimension: Master of Otherspace

    https://i.imgur.com/KrJU9Xn.png

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  3. Black Kraken
    https://www.deviantart.com/1ofthem/art/Black-Kraken-780766401
    Name: Ca-Ve-Ar
    Powers/Weapons: Underwater breathing, super strength an, durability, Super swimming, Twin Swords, Gilding
    Origin: He was no ordinary warrior of the sunken nation of Atlantis. Atlantis was once a thriving magical marvel more advanced than anything on earth in that time, but the leaders of the nation learned of a terrible prophecy that a great destroyer known to the surface world as Cthulhu. In order to protect themselves the leaders learned a magical spell that would protect the nation from Cthulhu, the spell sank the nation and gave it’s people the ability to survive the ocean death’s but at the cost of looking like the great destroyer themselves and the loss of breathing on land. Centuries went by and humanity grew without the undersea nation. But it’s people were worried that the humans would either on purpose or by accident bring forth the evil beast. Thus a squadron was made of the nation’s most elite warriors. Ca-Ve-Ar was one of these recruits who had fallen in love with the nation’s princess and she loved him back. But her father didn’t approve of him and placed him in the squad. Allowing the squad to survive again on the surface were specially designed helmets giving them a limited supply of water in order to breath. The squad’s job was to infiltrate and eliminate targets on the surface that may summon Cthulhu. And the name of the squad was the same as Atlantis’s name for Cthulhu, Black Kraken. On a mission he realized that it be better if his people work with the humans instead of them hiding in the shadows, thus he went on a new mission to get Atlantis recognized as a real nation so that his and the people of the surface could work together to stop Cthulhu.

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  4. My entry this week: The Hall of Heroes.

    https://www.deviantart.com/starkillerrx/art/The-Hall-of-Heroes-772154211

    Since the 1930’s, the brave superheroes known as the Hypermen have fought against some of the greatest theats known to man, from average criminals to mad scientists, alien invaders and eldritch beasts from other dimensions. Until one day, in 1945, they finally met their demise, sacrificing themselves to stop the almighty Nazi supervillain Blitzkrieg. In honor to those fallen misterymen, Paladin, the only survivor of the team, built a shrine with their uniforms and all the awards they received in almost a decade of heroism.

    From left to right: the clockwork vigilante Blackwatch, the patriotic speedster Speedwing, the light-controlling Aurora, the Atlantean mutant Pearlshell, the indigenous plant spirit Chaytan, the mysterious arcane Revenant and the genius retro-gadgeteer Rocket Ranger.

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  5. Had a bit of a tough time choosing for this contest. But I’m gonna go with this one. It’s a bit old now (where have 3 years gone), but I’d still rate this as the best thing I’ve never entered into a contest.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/JR19759-Danni-Hello-There-CDC400.png

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  6. My goals with HM3 haven’t centered on meticulously crafting poses, nor shading my images, but upon creating characters for role playing or fiction writing in my superhero world. Therefore, my “greatest creation” is not a figure, more scene created in HM3, but “The Family”, the largest and most carefully coordinated group of characters that I’ve created in my world. Here they are, created in both HM3 and the animation version of Hero O’Matic, composited in Photoshop.

    https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Family-Reds/Brons-The_Family-HM3+HoM.png

    Left-to-Right, Top-to-Bottom, in top half of the image we have Tink (the fairy) and Frankie (the monster), The Colonel (bearded), Lupita (the wolf girl), Sam (martial artist), the ghost of The Mystery Woman, Scarlett (with the nunchaku), Paragon the man of the Future, Paragirl and Young Paragon, Widget (gears), “Tiny” (atomic cloud), Neelam (tiger), Tai (yin/yang), Cobra, “Ace” Eldridge and the Space Cadette. Down front there’s me in my role as”The Griffin”, and “Flash” (flame), followed by many of the characters in there H O’M renderings and a version of Scarlett done using the alternative female body.

    The Colonel was the second hero in my world, having appeared in the Pulp era as The Man in Red. As the Man in Red, he had three sidekicks, over time, Scarlet, Kid Crimson, and Sam, the Dragon. They are shown here:

    https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Family-Reds/Brons-Man-in-Red_Sidekicks.png

    Over the years he was known variously as The Man in Red, Captain Challenge, Challenger, and Colonel Challenger. His various costumes are seen here in both HM3 and H o’M:

    https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Family-Reds/Brons-Red+Challenger-HoM+HM.png

    He also had four successors. Kid Crimson took over the role in the Silver Age as a caped vigilante, in the Bronze Age there was a mystical Man in Red, in the 90s an armored Man in Red, and finally, recently a new Man in Red using the updated classic costume. The first four were submitted to aCDC challenge centering around doing a character and his/her updated version. All five appear here:

    https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Family-Reds/Brons-The_Men_in_Red.png

    The Colonel’s granddaughter, known as Scarlett (two Ts) in honor of her grandmother the original Scarlet, started a team of her own, known as “Red’s Gang” who were created for one of the Friday Nigh Fights contests. Since that contest, the team has grown. This image shows them more clearly than the Family group shot.

    https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Family-Reds/Brons-Red's_Gang-Recreated.png

    Again we have Scarlett (aka Red)*, Cobra, “Tiny”*, Tai*, “Flash”*, Widget*, Neelam, and Sam*.

    Also worth noting are the three “adopted” “monsters”. Frankie was originally know just as “The Monster” and was a foe of the Man in Red, but eventually he was won over, and hame to regard the Colonel as his father figure. Seeing news of that, Lupita, the Wolf Girl, who was a feral outcast, approached the Colonel to take her in, too. The fairy known as “Think”, who will not even reveal if she has a name, decided that the Colonel was such a good guy that she announced that she had adopted him.

    I could write a huge amount more, but this has gone on long enough. In any event, The Family is one of my two greatest creations. Hope you all enjoyed it.

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  7. OK, since I regard The Family as one of my two greatest HM3 creations, which is the other?

    That would be Bette Noir and her sidekicks Giordano and Bella Donna and their supporting character Deadly Nightshade.

    Bette is the cornerstone of my super world. When i decided to create a new world, distinct from my original Super*World campaign’s world, I decided that there should be one character who was there for the whole history of superheroes, from the pulps to the modern day, and that she should be a woman. Thus was born Bette Noir, my world’s first 20th century costumed vigilante.

    I’ve created costumes throughout the various eras for these characters in both HM3 and HM2.5. Here they are:

    https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Bette_Noir_History-with_names.png

    So, that’s my second greatest creation, the history of Bette Noir.

    She’s also been the source of many of my cover mock-ups (my collection of cover mock-ups might be my third greatest creation, but we’ll skip that). Here are four of them (created in Photoshop compositing figures created in HM3, HM2.5 and H o’M):

    https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Beauty_and_The_Beast+Mystery_Women.png

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  8. Oo! Some very good entries this time.

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  9. @Brons – So which image do you want included in the poll?

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  10. djuby:
    @Brons – So which image do you want included in the poll?

    I’d say just the primary ones in each instance.

    https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Family-Reds/Brons-The_Family-HM3+HoM.png
    and
    https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Bette_Noir_History-with_names.png

    Does that seem reasonable?

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  11. Brons: I’d say just the primary ones in each instance.

    https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Family-Reds/Brons-The_Family-HM3+HoM.png
    and
    https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Bette_Noir_History-with_names.png

    Does that seem reasonable?

    One image seems reasonable since that is what everyone else is getting.
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  12. One image seems reasonable since that is what everyone else is getting.
    djuby:

    Whoops. Sorry, I missed the “You may enter once.” in the original post. My bad.

    That being the case, only: https://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Family-Reds/Brons-The_Family-HM3+HoM.png

    Sorry for being a little slow.

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  13. I think one of the rules is it has to be created solely using HeroMachine.

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  14. superfly30:
    I think one of the rules is it has to be created solely using HeroMachine.

    Yep.
    Full rules: “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.” Source: Copied from the original post.

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  15. superfly30:
    I think one of the rules is it has to be created solely using HeroMachine.

    Good point.

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  16. My submission was made just for this particular CDC.

    Her name is Roxxis, born in the year 2177 in New Tokyo. Abandoned at birth, she was taken in by the Yakuza and trained from from infancy to be an elite assassin. She always felt that this life was not meant for her. One day she received an order to kidnap and kill the daughter of a rival gang member because of their push into Yakuza territory. Deep within the rival gang’s hideout Roxxis stands over the sleeping body of the daughter, this helpless child who has no say in the life she is in…just like Roxxis. She cannot go through with her orders. As she goes to slip back into the night she is ambushed and outnumbered by the rival gang, beaten, dismembered, and thrown in the river for dead. The next morning her body floats ashore as a man who is fishing spots her. He is a scientist for one of New Tokyo’s leading arms and technology labs. He brings back Roxxis to his lab in attempts to save this fading life. He has the technology and means to piece her back together over months with cutting edge tech that the government deems “unethical” and “fringe”. Roxxis has a new perspective on life and a new means to act on it. Organized crime must be taken down….all of it. She feels there is no place for the Yakuza, any gang, or anyone that would do harm to human life. It is her mission to stop them and protect those that cannot protect themselves…by any means necessary.

    https://www.deviantart.com/forgivenmonster/art/superfly30-roxxis-png-784584839?ga_submit_new=10%3A1549549387

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  17. The Tower, first issue:

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CantDraw-TheTower-Final.png

    From Bottom to Top: Nimu the Golden Gladiator, The Tempest, Red Bat, Stellar

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  18. I’m quite fond of this guy:
    An ASIMOV exCom or Autonomous Scientific Investigatory Mobile Operations Vehicle expeditionary companion.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ASIMOVexCOM-RobM.png

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  19. My entry…

    Lady Archer

    http://fav.me/dcz8ilo

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  20. Challenge closed. Poll posted shortly.

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