Character Design Challenge #479– Gender Flip


I just saw an interview with drag artist Dax! who was one of the inspirations for the Marvel drag queen character known as Shade or Darkveil.

Your CDC challenge this week is to take an existing original character from your collection, and rework them with an alternate gender. Cisgender, trans and non-binary characters are welcomed and applauded.

Please post both the original and the reworking in the same comment post

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly.
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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;
• 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 on Monday, October 12th at 6:00pm Eastern

11 Responses to Character Design Challenge #479– Gender Flip

  1. UMBRA: Magician/Spellcaster.
    Enhanced dexterity and agility from years of dance and gymnastics, Vast knowledge of the mystic arts.
    Because of their exhaustive research UMBRA has tapped in to and mastered the forces of the Shadowyn, a alternate plane dominated by shadows and darkness. Their magic generally manifests itself in shadowy grays and blacks.

    Has a shadow wyrm familiar named Shynzahn that is their constant companion and guardian.

    Original OC: https://www.deviantart.com/steelgeneral2/art/UMBRA-redux-805575238

    Gender Swap: https://www.deviantart.com/steelgeneral2/art/UMBRA-Gender-Swap-857386799

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  2. Blastmasterism324 Blastmasterism324

    Cato McKinney/Brown Recluse:
    One of the “hearts” of the Nightlighters and a pillar of support for his kindness, Cato is the stealth and infiltration expert of the team. His powers include a spider physiology, discharging static shock from his hands, poisonous stingers from his wrists and silk from his fingertips, camouflage, and incredible agility, senses and reflexes.

    Gender-Swapped Version (Feat. humor): https://www.deviantart.com/blastmasterism324/art/SBW-Cato-Gender-Swapped-CDC-Entry-857400003

    Original Cato: https://www.deviantart.com/blastmasterism324/art/SBW-Cato-782599219

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  3. Ok, so none of my existing trans characters qualify for this challenge (as I’ve never actually gender swapped them), so I guess I’ll have to make a new trans character that fits the criteria.

    Name: Holly Barrett
    Alias: Owl
    Powers: Enhanced Vision (Can see much further than the average human, night vision), Enhanced Hearing, High Intelligence
    After the break up of Strike Force, Owl was left to pick up the pieces. Though it was an extremely difficult time, it wasn’t all for naught, as Owl came to realise that she was transgender. Having now undergone her transistion, Owl (who now goes by the civilian name Holly Barrett) is in a much happier place, even starting to date Transistor from Pride. Of course, not everything is perfect, there is still the matter of her brother, the supervillain Mindmaster, who, as always, is out trying to make his sister’s life a living hell. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    New Version: http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/JR19759-Owl-CDC479.png
    Old Version: http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/JR19759-Owl-Original-CDC479.png

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  4. Avatar NerdAndProud

    I decided to swap one of my favorite OC’s “Haste” who is the speedster of my hero universe

    Original (Male): https://www.deviantart.com/nerd0and0proud/art/Haste-OC-821221209

    Gender-flip (Female): https://www.deviantart.com/nerd0and0proud/art/Haste-OC-Gender-Swap-857475844

    The concept of multiverse is not unknown to the superhero community, as many villains and mystical heroes claim to have knowledge of other worlds/realities/dimensions. After all, Dalgos the Treacherous claims to be from a hellish dimension known as Ostwyn, and our world has been visited by other-worldy creatures that resemble both angels and demons. And of course there is always discussion between mages of the Nexus World, a place that exists between the doors to all dimensions. But imagine a world that is exactly like this one, except for one difference: every single person is a different gender than they are on this world. Haste for example identifies as a heterosexual male on this world, but on this other dimension Haste is a bisexual female. Other heroes such as The Shadow and White Demon also exist on this world and have the same subtle differences in gender and related things, while sharing the powers and costume schemes of this world.

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  5. Dug deep into the vault for this one and decided to redo my “Primaries” piece from way back in 2017! 😜

    Original: https://i.postimg.cc/15w62Stk/Christi-S-Primaries-Original.jpg

    Redux: https://i.postimg.cc/Z5m3hQvC/Christi-S-Primaries-Gender-Flip.png

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  6. Avatar The Atomic Punk

    My OOC (Original Original Character)

    After all these years, still haven’t figured out hands.

    The Atomic Punk

    Gender Flip

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  7. i should of posted my other villain, i feel like i went too much with the red on mine, i had to dig my oc from a year ago, and what i tried to do with the gender flip is make it look like a hot, beautiful assistant that you’d see some magicians have to demonstrate they’re tricks on.

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  8. Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.

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