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The winning entries for all HeroMachine contests.

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

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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

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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

Character Design Contest ♯95 (Smells Like Team Spirit) Winner

Ok, first off I have to say that this week poll was ridiculous. Previously, there record for one of these polls was 216 votes and last week I made a big thing about the fact that the winner got over 100 votes. Well this week, the person who came in 5th place got more votes than last week winner and the total vote count ended up at 626 votes, more than double the previous record. I have absolutely no idea where all those votes came from, but it did make the contest interesting. Every single entrant was in front at some point during the week and it ended up with there being only one point between first and second. But of course, one point makes all the difference, especially for this weeks winner, Blunt Object and his team the Deaths Head Squadron. Congrats Blunt Object, make sure you see dblade about your prize, and well done to all of our other entrants, especially the finalists, you obviously impressed this week.

95 Blunt Object- DeathHeadsSquadron

Character Design Contest ♯95 (Smells Like Team Spirit) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯94 (Going Japanese)- Winner

Well, that has to be the most decisive CDC win we’ve ever had. Overall there were  194 votes cast for this poll and our winner received 109 of them, which is a bit of Overkill actually ;) and a bit unfair on the other contestants IMO, but y’all voted not me. I also believe its the first time anyone has achieved over 100 votes in a CDC poll, which is not bad going. So congratulations to Vectorman316 whose piece Samurai Fight Scene was this weeks steamroller. Make sure you speak to dblade about you prize.

94 vectorman316- fight_scene_ii__samurai

Character Design Contest ♯94 (Going Japanese) Poll

Ok, I feel some people may not be happy with some of the choices I’ve made for this weeks poll, or rather some of my choices of entries to leave out. So after the jump I’ll explain why I chose these five out of all the entries.

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