CDC #456 – Team Building – Volume 3 – 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.

This week we move onto the hero that is the master of light and dark - Awe.

Real Name: Rick Mitchell

Age:34 – admits to 28

Planet of origin: Earth

Powers: Rick originally teamed up with his twin brother while in his early twenties. Together they formed the crime fighting duo Shock and Awe. Rick has the ability to absorb light from any natural or manmade source – everything from a table lamp to the sun itself – and harness it into blinding and destructive light displays that can level a building. He also has the ability to not only bend light, but to absorb and emit all sources of light, turning day into night and night into day. He has an intense ego – often referring to himself as “Fan Fave”. His fellow heroes tolerate him.

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 6pm Eastern on Monday, March 30th.

6 Responses to CDC #456 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 13

  1. Avatar ForgivenMonster

    My submission for “Awe”.
    Being the only powered identical twin between him and his brother Shock, Awe is naturally pretty arrogant about his abilities. Obviously Shock has always been bitter and envious of his brothers powers. Awe has an immense power level and flashy superhero suit that perfectly fits his flash and ego. He fights his brother and the rest of the evil brood for all of mankind, but he also does so with cockiness and flair. (I went with a top-down pose/presentation as if Awe was fully “charged” up with light and blasting it up into the sky blinding all the enemies around the city.)

    https://www.deviantart.com/forgivenmonster/art/Awe-835006676?ga_submit_new=10%3A1585074108

  2. AWE

    https://www.deviantart.com/steelgeneral2/art/AWE-HM3-CDC-835182697

    Real Name: Rick Mitchell
    Age:34 – admits to 28
    Planet of origin: Earth

    Powers: Rick originally teamed up with his twin brother while in his early twenties. Together they formed the crime fighting duo Shock and Awe. Rick has the ability to absorb light from any natural or man-made source – everything from a table lamp to the sun itself – and harness it into blinding and destructive light displays that can level a building. He also has the ability to not only bend light, but to absorb and emit all sources of light, turning day into night and night into day. Recently he has discovered how to channel some of the energy he absorbs into his body to increase his size, strength and mass, making him even more formidable than ever.

    He has an intense ego – often referring to himself as “Fan Fave”. His fellow heroes tolerate him.

  3. https://i.imgur.com/aGQPM7l.png

    15 Years ago, Rick Mitchell got a very disturbing phone call from his media agent. An award winning entertainment journalist had asked for confirmation regarding rumors about how he and his twin brother got their super powers. The rumors were too close to accurate for comfort.

    5 days later, the body of the journalist was discovered in a dry river ditch… even though it’d been raining for two weeks straight.

    The lecture than ensued from his brother Ryan about “ethics” and “morality” was something that finally burnt out Rick’s last good nerve. When Ryan wouldn’t shut up about “killing being wrong” and other namby pamby crap, Rick belted him in the mouth so hard it broke his jaw. Being the typical kind of ingrate ***hole he always was, Ryan blamed Rick for that.

    It wasn’t a big surprise, when a few weeks later, Ryan went awol. It was a surprise that he didn’t turn up within the usual month or two window of return that he always followed. After 2 years of frantically searching for his brother’s whereabouts… when he wasn’t getting top-shelf groupies into bed, posing for cameras or doing BS hero jobs saving loser nobodies, Rick wrote his pathetic little brother off, hoping that the little dip***t had finally offed himself.

    Over the following years, Rick’s team mates kept complaining about him, “not being the same since Ryan disappeared”, whatever the hell that was supposed to mean. Groupies started getting fewer and further between. When one of his loyal fans clued him into a website where they shared stories and found out that they’d been trash talking him, Rick lost it. His manager was good enough to get a clean up crew for the groupie who’d been sitting on the bed when Rick had read the post on his fan forum.

    Then there was the news that soured his whole month… Ryan wasn’t dead. Even worse, he’d teamed up with some super villain who was a computer video-game nerd that was into Nvidia cards or something (even though everyone knows Alien Ware is totally the sh*t!).

    On the plus side, Ryan’s unlikely to talk about the past, because he has just as much to lose as Rick. On the even plusser plus side… Rick gets to kill Ryan himself.

  4. Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.