CDC #425 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 13

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 hero team’s brother and sister duo – Beacon and Flare. You will also flesh out their individual light based powers.

Beacon:

Real Name: Bryden Rutherford

Age:24

Hometown: Toronto Ontario

Powers: flight

Flare:

Real Name: Jayme Rutherford

Age:24 (Bryden’s twin)

Hometown: Toronto Ontario

Powers: flight

Personality traits: Bryden is the less aggressive of the two. Jayme is quick to react sometimes to both her and the team’s detriment.

Please enter the characters separately as there will be two winners announced; one for Beacon and one for Flare.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as 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, August 11th.

19 Responses to CDC #425 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 13

  1. Avatar Nerd0And0Proud

    Which one is the brother and sister?

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  2. Nerd0And0Proud:
    Which one is the brother and sister?

    Jayme is the sister aka Flare. “Jayme is quick to react sometimes to both her and the team’s detriment.”

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  3. Avatar NerdAndProud

    My Flare: https://www.deviantart.com/nerd0and0proud/art/NerdAndProud-Flare-808829368

    Codename: Flare
    Real Name: Jayme Rutherford
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
    Abilities: Flare has the ability to fly in and out of her Light Form. When she is in her Light Form, her body glows a bio-luminescent pink, while giving off a bright aura as well. She can also fire rays of light and/or heat from her hands. Flare is also known for harnessing the power of Ultra-Violet and Infra-Red light to make objects invisible, or to make invisible objects visible.

    My Beacon: https://www.deviantart.com/nerd0and0proud/art/NerdAndProud-Beacon-808890522

    Codename: Beacon
    Real Name: Bryden Rutherford
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
    Abilities: Beacon shares a few of the same abilities as his sister Flare. Like his sister, he can fly in and out of his Light Form. While in his light form, he glows a bio-luminescent blue, contrary to his sister’s pink. He, like his sister, can also fire rays of light from his hands. His light beams are brighter than his sister’s, but Beacon cannot fire heat beams like she can. Instead, he can use heat to destroy virtually any object. All he must do is touch it, then he sends heat through the object’s molecules, until it eventually explodes.

    Bio: Jayme and her twin brother Bryden were always wayward children. When they reached their late teens, they witnessed a UFO crash near the woods. Being curious teens, they investigated. In doing so they were in range when the craft exploded, flooding them in alien radiation. This radiation gave them both light based powers. The government of course wanted to capture and study them, so they fled to America and joined a superhero team, using their abilities only to help people and not to be studied. They became core members of the team. Bryden became less aggressive than his sister, while Jayme was quick to act without thinking about her options first.

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  4. Codename: Flare
    Real Name: Jayme Rutherford
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

    Jayme and her brother were both born with light abilities, however hers was more akin to a heat lamp. Producing an increasingly hot light from her body she became a detriment to herself and others. However others saw her potential and so gave her the F.L.A.R.E suit which stands for “Flamed-Light-Aerodynamic-Revolutionary-Equipment”. With it she can choose when to disperse her light and turn them to flames and can use them for flight, for defense and for giving the bad guys one nasty burn. Flare has alot of pent up rage and has no problem unleashing it on villains.

    https://www.deviantart.com/xinmodic/art/Flare-808911542?ga_submit_new=10%3A1565287115

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  5. Codename: Beacon
    Real Name: Bryden Rutherford
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

    Bryden Rutherford otherwise known as “The Beacon” has the ability to shoot massive beams of light from his head. For some reason his Light powers can also make him Light as a feather, giving him the ability to float into the air. Using his special beacon helmet he can shoot his beams of light in multiple directions.

    https://www.deviantart.com/xinmodic/art/The-Beacon-808911330?ga_submit_new=10%3A1565287012

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  6. Avatar Greggory Basore

    FLARE

    https://bit.ly/2KpEvqO

    Real Name: Jayme Rutherford

    Age:24

    Parents: Mark and Mandy Rutherford

    Sibling(s): Bryden (twin brother), Lewis (older brother) Brianna (older sister)

    Hometown: Toronto Ontario

    Powers: Flight, absorption of light waves, conversion of light into durability, muscle mass, skin density and other physical abilities.

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  7. Avatar Greggory Basore

    Beacon

    https://bit.ly/2GUS9QM

    Real Name: Bryden Rutherford

    Age:24

    Parents: Mark and Mandy Rutherford

    Sibling(s): Jayme (twin sister), Lewis (older brother) Brianna (older sister)

    Hometown: Toronto Ontario

    Powers: Flight, able to see and read light waves in the ultraviolet and infrared spectrum along with other energy signatures outside of the normal visible range of humans. Able to send low level bursts or waves of such light (i.e. able to communicate with a wifi router or blue tooth without any machinery or technology).

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  8. Jayme Rutherford aka Flare
    https://imgur.com/a/MDttF3E

    Special heat generating/ transfer panels on her suit and coils on her wrists radiate it through her hands in the form of intense heat and light, which she can fire at her opponents. Her mask has tinted eyepieces to stop her from being blinded by the heat and light, and her suit, boots and mask are not only insulated and heat/flame proof, but her boots also have shock absorbers to protect her feet from damage caused by heavy/repeat/sudden landings.

    In addition, she can use the thermals generated by her suit to levitate, fly and slow her descent.

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  9. Bryden Rutherford aka Beacon

    https://imgur.com/kmshQNr

    The twin brother of Jayme, Bryden was born with the ability to fly and levitate. He can also project intense heat and light from his eyes.

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  10. Bryden Rutherford aka Beacon with new insignia

    https://imgur.com/a/dtphbUi

    I changed the insignia because I wanted one that better suited his hero name.

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  11. D:
    Jayme Rutherford aka Flare
    https://imgur.com/a/MDttF3E

    Special heat generating/ transfer panels on her suit and coils on her wrists radiate it through her hands in the form of intense heat and light, which she can fire at her opponents. Her mask has tinted eyepieces to stop her from being blinded by the heat and light, and her suit, boots and mask are not only insulated and heat/flame proof, but her boots also have shock absorbers to protect herfeet from damage caused by heavy/repeat/sudden landings.

    In addition, she can use the thermals generated by her suit to levitate, fly and slow her descent.

    Is this the Flare picture that you wanted to upload? It is exactly the same as your first Beacon picture.

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  12. No it wasn’t. Could you delete it for me, please?

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  13. This time it should link properly!

    Jayme Rutherford aka Flare
    https://imgur.com/a/XAKkcIZ

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  14. Beacon (2nd attempt)

    This version of Beacon has the ability to power himself up with his light powers making his body glow and grow. His ultimate power tho is when he unleashes all his light power from his body and makes a large avatar of light that he controls.

    https://www.deviantart.com/xinmodic/art/Beacon-2-808921399

    Flare (2nd try)

    This version of Flare can create a small aura of light that allows her to fly and gives a small amount of protection, but she is of the mind a good offense is a great offense she is able to emit massive waves of light to blast foes.

    https://www.deviantart.com/xinmodic/art/Flare-version2–809233851

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  15. Avatar Greggory Basore

    https://www.deviantart.com/greggorybasore/art/GreggoryBasore-Beacon-And-Flare-809237311?ga_submit_new=10%3A1565503973

    From the files of the Northern Americas Anomaly Team (NAAT)

    From: Agent Oliver Range
    To: Director Glenwald Riine
    Re: Summary of Field Assessment by Agent Bolivia Lue of the “Rutherford Twins Investigation”

    Relevant dates:

    June 1995 – Mark Rutherford married to Miranda Torrist (a.k.a. Mandy Rutherford)

    October 24th 1995 – Brianna Rutherford born at 5:00 local time.

    November 25th 1997 – Lewis Rutherford born at 2:34 local time.

    December 31st 1999 and January 1st 2000 – Labor of Mandy Rutherford and subsequent birth of twin children.

    [Of Important Note]: Due to power outages in the Ontario region and in the city of Toronto, exact time of birth for both children, as well as order, is unknown. At 0:59:59 (12:59 am in civilian time) the lights in the delivery room went out. This lasted until 1:00:59 (one second before 1:01 am civvy time). During the 60 seconds of darkness, hospital nurse delivered both babies, but was not certain which child came through first or second.

    March 3rd 2003 – During a severe snow storm on the way home from a Rutherford family visit to Seattle WA, Mark’s car was caught in a traffic jam which lasted five hours. During this traffic jam, two deer were seen constantly approaching and retreating from the family car. After three hours of Bryden and Jayme attempting to speak to the deer, the traffic problem alleviated, allowing the vehicle to resume motion.

    May 5th 2005 – After awakening in the middle of the night, Mandy Rutherford discovered her children missing and the front door left ajar. After waking her husband, Mrs. Rutherford went in search of the children. At 5:00 local time, a loud noise was heard from a nearby forest. Upon investigating, Mandy found both children playing on a tree stump.

    July 6th 2007 – At 20:47 (8:47 pm civvy time) Mrs. Rutherford began to call local friends and relatives and then the police to inquire as to the whereabouts of Jayme and Bryden, who were more than 3 hours late coming home from a library trip.

    July 7th 2007 – At exactly 7:00 am local time, residents across Toronto noticed a bright series of lights in the colors of blue and orange coming from the local forest. Rushing out into the woods, Mandy Rutherford frantically cried out their names.

    At 8:47 am local time, she discovered her children walking home barefoot. The pair claimed to have become lost the previous day. Follow up investigations by local police found a temporary campsite the children had constructed after dark, confirming that their footprints showed a pattern of walking around in circles. Bryden and Jayme both claimed to have been asleep until 7:30 or 8:30 am. They had no knowledge of any strange lights and maintained that the previous night had been uneventful.

    September 9th 2009 – at 21:00 local time, Bryden and Jayme began arguing about a series of incidents they claimed would happen in the future. After two and half hours, the two retreated to their respective bedrooms and ceased talking to one another for nearly two months. Mark Rutherford suspected that the argument was a facade, meant to draw attention away from some deeper problem between the two. Mandy Rutherford expressed uncertainty, but urged the children to seek counseling.

    December 31st 2009 – The Rutherford twins were reported to have run away from home after another argument, going in separate directions.

    January 2nd 2010 – Jayme Rutherford returned home, refusing to speak to her parents for several hours. At 22:09 her father smelled a robust odor of illicit drugs coming from Bryden’s room. Upon entering, he discovered his son “smoking a gigantic bong” and an argument ensued. During this time, Jayme remained inside her room with the door barricaded.

    January 3rd 2010 – Mandy Rutherford called the local police on Bryden and Jayme. After several hours of intense questioning, the police returned the pair to the Rutherford home and strongly suggested that Mark and Mandy seek family counseling.

    February 2013 – During a school wide session of drug testing, Jayme Rutherford was accused of using steroids to enhance her athletic performance. Though all test turned out negative, Bryden was tested positive for Marijuana, LSD, Alcohol and an unknown substance. Efforts by school authorities to suspend both twins were met with wide protests across campus, which resulted in a small riot. Consequently, Bryden was forced into a rehabilitation clinic for the remainder of the school year, while Jayme was allowed to return to the athletic program.

    September 2013 – After an intense session of summer studies, Bryden was allowed to return to school at the same grade as Jayme. The entirety of the 2013/2014 school year saw the siblings keeping a distance from one another and refusing to speak to each other.

    July 18th 2014 – Bryden and Jayme were reported missing after not being seen for two days. A series of searches were instigated, all of which proved unsuccessful.

    August 31st 2014 – Mandy and Mark Rutherford arrived home, after consulting with a divorce attorney, to find their children in the living room. Neighbors observed the family having several heated arguments over the next two weeks, but could not recall the context or subject of any argument.

    September 19th 2019 – During an active shooter event, Jayme and Bryden Rutherford were identified by multiple eye witness subduing the assailant, using attacks that seemed to emit odd bursts of light from their bodies.

    April 23rd 2023 – Jayme and Bryden announce intentions to join a superhero team, stating that they want to make a difference on a global scale.

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  16. Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.

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