Character Design Challenge #480 – Gladiators

I spent the long weekend re-watching the HBO masterpiece Rome, and it gave me an idea. I wondered what a futuristic gladiator might look like. So….
Your CDC challenge this week is to create your take on a futuristic gladiator. They can be human, alien, or mech
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 files as [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 19th at 6:00pm Eastern

14 Responses to Character Design Challenge #480 – Gladiators

  1. Avatar Angelos Stefanopoulos

    Gladiator from Hell

    I present to you…THE PAINKILLER!!!

    https://i.imgur.com/0AV8NCo.jpg

    By Angelos Stefanopoulos

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  2. so uh… anyone else gonna post a entry?

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  3. David:
    so uh… anyone else gonna post a entry?

    Possibly! I like the prompt and have an idea! Just depends on if I have time to do a piece before the deadline.

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  4. SCIFI Gladiator:

    Built more for entertainment than military purposes, the GLDR-X3 is the latest design for the Gladiator Games.

    An android with an advanced AI. it is equipped with an advanced composite armor, energy Gladius and a mono-filament net launcher.

    https://www.deviantart.com/steelgeneral2/art/SCIFI-FUTURISTIC-GLADIATOR-HM3-CDC-858170869

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  5. Oh crap, i just looked back at the gladiator i made, uh i feel stupid, i think i may of accidentaly delted the 2nd body i had to cover the peice for the left arm, welp, can’t fix it now, plus i accidentaly delted it when saving a new a new project i was working on, i actually liked that one ;—–;

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  6. i wish i could of seen the first entry, but i can’t, imugr won’t load for at all ;—–;

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  7. Avatar FallenKing1991

    This famous gladiator with ancient nord blood from the planet Earth carries in his face the price of victory, in his belt the trophies of tournaments won, his left limbs are machine now, but his human killing nature will never change.

    All hail Rexnar!

    https://www.deviantart.com/fallenking1991/art/FallenKing1991-Rexnar-858310152

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  8. so, my original attempt was lost when computer went wonky. all that work gone.

    I plan to keep working on it, but if I cant get to done in time, here’s the unshaded/detailed one for the contest.

    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7518/bZtxFh.png

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  9. I hope there will be a pirate or, samurai character design contest, I already have a few that i worked on recently, and I like how they came out

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  10. Calsitrex the space Gladiator

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/623019881444540427/766882371697770506/hm3-beta_7.png

    pls lmk if the link doesnt work

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  11. still have no chance, but it will give all yall a better shot at coming in at the top. lost the second one to fix up.

    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2153/qlDFp4.png

    man, it cut off the top with the horse, netted person, and side of the arena

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  12. Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.

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