Category Archives: Challenge Favorites

The winning entries for all HeroMachine contests.

Character Design Contest ♯100 (HM3 Redesigns)- Winner

That’s right, singular this week. We actually had an outright winner this time…. I know, amazing isn’t it. Two people did run away with this poll from the start, between them accumulating 70% of the votes between them. But our winner was always in a clear lead and it was obvious who was going to win from when the votes started coming in. And I’m ok with that, because it gives me a chance to say something that hasn’t been said in a couple of years. And isn’t it ironic that, to round of the triumvirate of version challenges, the person who wins the HM3 challenge is none other than Zyp, for his redesign of Melmo44’s Phaeya. congratulations Zyp, please speak to dblade about your prize, and well done to everyone else who entered, not just this challenge but all three of the version challenges, it’s been great fun.

100 Zyp-Phaeya (Melmo44)

Character Design Contest ♯100 (HM3 Redesigns) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯99 (HM2.5)- Winners

No typo.

In an unprecedented turn of events, I have come to the conclusion that someone is taking the piss. How the hell do we end up with two draws two weeks running? Would someone please like to explain that to me. It must be much harder to choose between creations made on the older versions on the ‘machine than I thought.

Anyway, this weeks winners are Shadaout for Darkwing Enforger and Vampyrist for Carver. As with last week, I’ll leave it to you guys to sort out what’s going on with the prize. Well done to our two winners, the other poll competitors (it was actually a very close poll, 8 votes between all of them) and to everyone who entered.

99 Shadaout- DarkwindEnforger99 Vampyrist-Carver

Character Design Contest ♯99 (HM2.5) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯98 (HM1)- Winner

Ok, that title’s wrong for a start. Because, as very occasionally happens in these polls, this week ended with a draw. It was very close between the top three all week (and our third place entrant only finished three votes adrift) but one single last minute vote was enough to take this from being an outright win to a shared one. And the people who are sharing this win are GuyGenesis, for his Android, and Legatus, for his Father Fusion. Nice one guys, I’ll let you decide between you what you’re going to do about the prize, and well done to everyone else who entered, it was a great contest.

98 GuyGenesis-Android 98 Legatus-FatherFusion

Character Design Contest ♯98 (Heromachine 1)- Poll

Character Design Contest ♯97 (The 200th)- Top 5

As you might expect, this weeks poll got a truly monstrous amount of votes, over 800 (resists urge to make a Dragonball joke). And considering that there were so many entries, I thought I’d give you guys a run down of the top five before I unveil our winner. Please bear in mind I’m not going to be saying any of the other results other than the top 5 here (because it’s not going to feel very nice to find out you came last is it, and unfortunately someone has to come last), so please don’t ask. With that out of the way, lets jump right in at number 5.

5. CosmicComics- The New Passanger/ RobM- Mars Shuttle 950 To Nix Olympia: 43 Votes

cosmiccomics- thenewpassengerRobM-Mars-Shuttle-950-to-Nix-Olympia


The 5th position was incredibly hard fought, there were 4 people fighting over it all week, they all finished within 3 votes of each other in the end, and, as if to prove how close it was, 5th place ended in a tie with CosmicComics making up a few votes in the last day to match RobM’s tally of 43 votes.

4. JR19759- Lili & Danni The Kiss: 50 Votes


All I can say here is thanks for all the votes guys. It was kinda nerve wracking for me, I’ve been able to see the votes all week, but fourth ain’t bad, 2 places better than I got in the 100th. And when you look at the top 3, I have no complaints about where I came.

3. Valyndril- Prophetess Of The Moon: 88 Votes



And now for the ridiculous jump in votes to our top 3. These 3 ran off with it from around Tuesday and from then on, there was no catching them. Unfortunately for Valyndril, she just wasn’t able to keep up with the top 2 in the final stretch. But that’s still a Bronze Medal in a “Best Of” contest, and that’s no mean feat.

2. Candruth- Paladin: 96 Votes

candruth- paladin

Ok, whose jaw just dropped to the floor. When the poll first went up it seemed everyone and their mother had bets on this winning. And for much of the week it was a dead heat between this and our eventual winner, literally. They were tied on votes practically every time I looked at the vote count, maybe 1 or 2 votes here and there at points, but it was so close, until Candruth lost a bit of momentum yesterday and that was it, game over.

And finally…. our winner. Coming in with 105 votes, my personal favourite from this contest, by one of my favourite ‘machiners (that had nothing to do with why he won by the way), the winner of the 200th Character Design Contest is…

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Character Design Contest ♯97 (The 200th)- Poll

Unfortunately there were some people who didn’t name their entries properly, and so didn’t make it onto the poll. Still, I think there’s enough creations on there to give everyone a hard time deciding.

So, here’s how this is going to work. You can vote for your top 5, once a day, for a week. The result will not show when you vote, because I’m mean like that, and it helps build the tension. NO CANVASING FOR VOTES, anywhere. Share the poll by all means, but don’t directly ask for votes. If you’re found to do so you will be disqualified. Other than that, good luck, may the best ‘machiner win.

Character Design Contest ♯96 (Mad Scientists & Monsters)- Winner

As suspected, there was a much lower voter turn out for this contest than last weeks, but it was still a decently close contest, with only 6 votes separating the top 2. But, of course, there can be only one, and this week that one is Skybandit for his Monster. Congrats Skybandit, please make sure you speak to dblade about your prize, and well done to everyone who entered.

96 Skybandit- Monster

Character Design Contest ♯96 (Mad Scientists and Monsters) Poll