April 1, 2019 at 7:56 am #155382
Your recent work is incredible. Great job!April 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm #155392
Hi Anarch how are you dude? Would you mind heading over to my gallery and giving me some constructive criticism please? I want to take my creations to that next level if you wouldn’t mind helping an old friend out. By the way, does Jesterthegreat ever come on here? His work used to be incredible and his imagination was superb!April 2, 2019 at 11:43 am #155418
Sorry for asking so many questions but I was just wondering how do you start a thread to put all of your heroes in? Thanks
Scroll up to the top of the page and click the link that says “Heromachine Art Gallery” right underneath where it say Anarchangel’s Archive. Then scroll down until you see the text box. The smaller box above that is for the title of your thread. Just put your first post in the text box, add a title and post. 🙂
Also, don’t worry about asking questions. I’m happy to help.April 3, 2019 at 2:28 pm #155438
Hi Anarch how are you dude? Would you mind heading over to my gallery and giving me some constructive criticism please? I want to take my creations to that next level if you wouldn’t mind helping an old friend out. By the way, does Jesterthegreat ever come on here? His work used to be incredible and his imagination was superb!
Sorry for not replying. I actually completely missed this post until just now. I’ve been checking in on your thread every now and then. You have some great characters there.
I actually haven’t seen Jes in years. No idea where he is these days.April 3, 2019 at 3:07 pm #155440
Demetrius Roth used to be a highly respected journalist until his greed got the better of him. A skilled investigator like Roth always managed to dig up dirt on people who would rather keep it hidden. He initially used his investigative skills to further his career as a journalist but realised that he could do so much more.
Deciding that he could make a small fortune from blackmailing people into paying him huge sums of money to not reveal their dirty little secrets, Roth took inspiration from the multitude of masked heroes and villains around these days and crafted himself a new identity.
The dapper clown Scandal began terrorising wealthy individuals and businesses. Celebrities and big shots. Money bags and tycoons. If they had a secret that they didn’t want anyone to find out, they would pay up or face the consequences.
Scandal hired a number of goons to be his muscle should anyone think that taking him out would be a quicker solution to their problems but this sociopath ensured that he even had enough dirt on his own people to keep them loyal.
Eventually he even started to blackmail a number of masked heroes by threatening to reveal their secret identities to the world. It was around this time though that Scandal finally got a taste of his own medicine. In the middle of trying to intimidate Olympian into working for him, Roth’s own identity was released to the public by another hero with a similar way of doing things,
The vigilante Secret also liked to reveal the dirty little secrets of others but Secret had a much better moral code and only targeted those who hurt other people. Secret happily released Scandal’s identity to the world, knowing full well that the other man didn’t care who he hurt in his grab for money and power. Demetrius Roth’s entire life was over before he even knew what hit him. Fired from his prestigious job and a warrant issued for his immediate arrest, Roth finally understood what he had been putting everyone else through for years.
He still didn’t care but he understood it.
Scandal was finally locked away but not before Secret managed to get his hands on the clowns files, adding them to his own.
Scandal has spent almost two years in prison now, stewing in his hatred for Secret and he has vowed to destroy the pretentious little upstart as soon as he can make his escape. So far he has failed in both those things but he assures his terrified cellmate that it’s only a matter of time.April 4, 2019 at 6:52 pm #155456
Shen Xia is the chosen vessel for the spirit of the ancient dragon Zufulong.
Zufulong rides shotgun in Shen’s body offering wisdom and grants him great power in exchange for helping the dragon rid the world of evil.
As Draco, Shen was recruited into the Seekers, a team of superheroes led by Ricochet. Draco was initially hesitant to associate with this team of dysfunctional heroes (Zufulong even more so) but after some time with them he begrudgingly grew to like them. Hell, after a number of years together he even considered them family.
Unfortunately, that only made the heartbreak so much worse when two of his teammates died in the line of duty. This tragedy eventually led to the rest of the team disbanding. Some, like Ricochet, continued to fight the good fight as solo heroes but others decided it was time to put the masks aside and try to live a normal life.
Draco was one of the latter.
Zufulong was furious about Shen’s abandonment of their mission and threatened to take full control of his body. Shen eventually managed to calm the dragon and Zufulong accepted his old friends decision. Zufulong left Shen to his life and it seemed the world would never see the hero Draco again.
Years passed and Shen did manage to build himself a life free of the shenanigans of superheroes and dragons. He married and had a child. Everything seemed perfectly, blissfully normal.
Right up until the day he had a horrific vision of his wife and child dying.
Terrified by this vision, Shen sought out Zufulong in the hope that the dragons powers could stop the nightmare he foresaw from coming true.
The old dragon wouldn’t easily accept Shen’s return however and made him swear on his family that he wouldn’t abandon the mission again. That they would only be separated again when Zufulong decided it was time.
Shen accepted the deal and Draco was reborn.
Shen has so far managed to keep his family safe from every danger but a lingering sense of dread still lurks in his mind and he simply can’t shake the feeling that something terrible is coming.April 7, 2019 at 7:09 am #155504
Monster hunting NYPD detective Skylar Storm battles the forces of evil in secret. Trying to protect the general public from the horrors that lurk in the dark. Often aiding Dead Beat in her shadow war, Skylar has become incredibly efficient in battling vampires, werewolves, demons and all manner of supernatural nightmares.April 8, 2019 at 7:07 am #155516
This time displaced barbarian has adapted surprisingly well to modern day life and uses all of his strength to smash criminals in the face.
He has christened himself “The Legendary Master” for some reason. Whether or not he was ever actually some kind of master combatant in his own time has so far not been determined but he is certainly an effective fighter.
OK so this guy is actually the result of a random name generator that gave me the name The Legendary Master and the whole time displaced barbarian thing. I used the generator over a year ago but I liked the idea of someone with such a huge ego that they named themselves the Legendary Master so much that I stored it away. I’m glad I finally got around to doing it though. This guy is fun. 🙂April 14, 2019 at 2:51 pm #155632
Since Star Wars Celebration is currently happening in Chicago, I decided to take a break from my usual world of superheroes to dip into the world of Star Wars and make a new Jedi…and a droid because why not.
Katara Kaidyn is a relatively recently graduated Jedi knight but this Echani is already widely respected for her skill both in combat and diplomacy.April 29, 2019 at 8:57 am #156174
Air Force pilot turned Astronaut Aiden Adams stumbled into a long abandoned Preserver base during a survey mission on the moon. The last thing he remembers was accidentally activating some mysterious device before everything went black. When he woke up he was back with the rest of his team who had found him unconscious bu with no sign of any base. Aiden was returned to Earth for assessment where he learned that his body was now in peak condition to the point where he could be classified as a super human.
Despite multiple later searches for the Preserver base, no one seemed able to find it again and the source of Aiden’s transformation remained a mystery.
Aiden, now given the nickname Adonis by his coworkers, continued to work for NASA for a number of years before being recruited as head of security for the space command center on Star Island. A job which kept him busy with all the space hero shenanigans and alien invasions he had to deal with over the next few years.
One of Adonis’ biggest tests came when thousands of alien refugees from a galactic war arrived on Earth seeking asylum. A temporary camp was set up on Star Island and Adonis effectively became responsible for all of the refugees therein, dealing with all manner of conflict between the various alien races, attacks from anti-alien extremists and the political nightmare that came with holding thousands of alien refugees on American soil.
Eventually though, the refugees were relocated off world to a larger and better suited camp on one of Jupiter’s moons (nothing to do with the Mortal God Jupiter) and Adonis was free to return to his normal(ish) life.
Recently though, Adonis has received an invitation from Comet to help him investigate a Preserver base he found on the moon. Neither man is sure if this is the same base where Adonis originally gained his powers but if there’s a possibility of learning more about what happened to him then Adonis is on board.May 2, 2019 at 11:43 am #156296
Eons ago, the alien species known as the Preservers used their technology to advance life on countless worlds, including Earth.
The Preservers were so advanced that they eventually found a way to ascend to a higher form of life and become beings of cosmic energy. They abandoned the younger species that they had been watching over, leaving the mortals to their own affairs.
Life as a higher being wasn’t all it was cracked up to be though and a faction of Preservers broke off from the rest, intending to establish themselves as gods in the eyes of the lesser beings. The main body of the Preservers had sworn to never interfere in the lives of mortals again and even if some of their own broke that rule, the rest refused to interfere.
One Preserver saw the error of this though and took it upon himself to track down these rebels. His efforts took hundreds of years but were ostensibly successful when he captured their leader and the rest of the rebels scattered to various corners of the galaxy.
Trapping the rebel leader in an advanced prison cell disguised as a comet, the Preserver lawman set it to travel through the cosmos so no one would be able to locate it and orchestrate a prison break. Deciding that he could not return to his people, the lawman settled on a backwoods planet known as Earth where he could track the comet prison as it routinely passed by the planet.
Taking mortal form to better blend in, the lawman did his best to stay out of mortal affairs but over thousands of years with his energy trapped in a mortal shell, he began to lose much of his memory. An unexpected side effect.
In modern times he remembered that he was not of this world but he struggled to remember just where it was that he came from or even why he was here. He did know that he was very powerful and that he had a desire to fight injustice. So he used that power to join the growing number of masked heroes that fought crime and injustice.
Taking the name Neutron, he fought for the people of Earth for decades, becoming one of the planets greatest heroes. But over time Neutron became increasingly violent in his treatment of criminals, brutalizing many of his opponents. This behaviour began to alienate Neutron from many of his fellow heroes. Neutron’s anger and frustration grew with humanity but reached a tipping point when the mysterious hero Comet arrived on Earth.
Neutron couldn’t explain why he hated Comet so much but he knew that he was justified in his feelings. Comet was not the hero he claimed to be. Neutron just knew it. Neutron and Comet came to blows on a number of occasions afterwards turning Neutron from violent hero to psychotic bad guy. He still saw himself as the hero though and everyone else as idiots and cowards too scared to do what needed to be done.
Neutron became the bad guy for years until the day came when the combined heroes of the world fought the spirit of destruction, Entropy who had possessed many of the heroes who now sought to destroy him. Neutron arrived in the middle of the battle and suggested that Entropy take control of his body and use his strength to crush the so called heroes. Entropy jumped at the chance. It would be the last mistake he made though. Neutron proved too powerful for the spirit of destruction to fully possess and Neutron still had enough control to hold Entropy within himself long enough to escape Earth and blast off towards the sun. He would finally put an end to the monster that had plagued Earth for years. Something not even his hated enemy Comet could do. He would do this even if it killed him. Comet flew after Neutron, begging him not to through his life away but Neutron was too determined and blasted Comet one last time, knocking him out. When he came to, Neutron was already gone.
Neutron died a hero, saving the world from an enemy that would have gleefully destroyed it.
Or so everyone thought.
Neutron’s story didn’t end that day. Before he could reach the sun, he was scooped up by a mysterious alien ship crewed by none other than the rebel Preservers. The Preservers separated Neutron and Entropy and kept them in stasis while they travelled to Earth, intending to find their lost leader and establish themselves as gods to the pathetic humans who lived there.
The rebel Preservers attacked Earth and its defenders and abducting Comet.
It was then that the rebels new leader, Gamma Ray revealed both Neutron and Comet’s history. Informing Comet that he had not only been one of them…he was their leader.
Comet had no memory of this at all. All he remembered was his life on Earth and the people he cared about. Comet siding with the people of Earth surprised not only Gamma Ray but Neutron too. In an instant he put his years long hatred of Comet aside and they banded together to stop Gamma Ray. Neutron was instrumental not only in turning back the Preservers but also in the fight against an Entropy possessed Gamma Ray who had joined with the spirit in a last ditch attempt to win the battle.
Despite the combined efforts of Neutron, Comet and many of Earth’s other heroes, Gamma Ray eventually got the upper hand. The surprise return of the sorceress known as The Keeper caught Gamma Ray unaware though and she was able to separate him from Entropy, destroying the spirit of destruction in the process.
The battle continued however with Comet, Neutron, Gamma Ray and the other Preservers shifting back into their energy form and fighting each other while Earths forces fought off the invasion of the Terminus, triggered by Gamma Ray in one final screw you to humanity. (See Gamma Ray and his accompanying story for a more in depth look at all of this)
When the forces of the Terminus were turned back and the dust finally settled, none of the Preservers were anywhere to be found, including Comet and Neutron.
Days passed and both heroes were declared M.I.A. Many thought the Preservers had torn each other apart in the skies and were now dead but during a memorial service for those who died in the invasion, Comet suddenly reappeared in a flash of light that coalesced into his human form. He seemed entirely unaware of where the others had gone.
Several months later, Gamma Ray reappeared and attacked Comet. Their battle only ended when Comet recruited the young hero Starborn to teleport Gamma Ray to a far off corner of the galaxy. Comet noted that Gamma Ray had returned alone though. None of his troops were with him. He was unsure why but he had a feeling that Neutron had something to do with it.
He was correct. After the battle for Earth, what remained of the rebel Preservers had fled and Neutron had made it his personal mission to track them all down and ensure that they would never return. Neutron had made the decision to exile himself from Earth until this mission was complete and he could redeem himself for his past actions.
Neutron has become known as a guardian and hero throughout the cosmos, regaining much of the honour he had lost on Earth.May 3, 2019 at 10:24 am #156343
My new character won’t post for some reason so if you guys want to check him out I’m afraid you’ll have to head over to my Deviant Art page.May 3, 2019 at 10:26 am #156345
Interesting. The image posted that time without the text. I think I know why I’m too lazy to edit.May 9, 2019 at 10:07 am #156483
I meant to post this guy like a week ago but I got really sick and forgot all about him.
This character has had a loose design rattling around in my head for literally years now but I’m only now getting around to actually making it.
Roger Lott is a criminal by circumstance more than anything. A childhood friend of Steel Spectre, when Spectre left to join the military, Roger went the opposite way and fell in with a bad crowd who talked him into helping them rob a convenience store. Roger didn’t actually want to do it but the money making options for someone who only barely graduated high school weren’t great. Not only that but Roger already had a kid on the way that he knew he had to provide for. So Roger became a part of a small heist crew that over time became better at what they did.
Eventually Roger became quite well known in certain criminal circles and moved on to bigger scores when he worked as a henchman for a couple of masked super villains. They were all pretty much lunatics or idiots but they paid well. He could only stomach so much of taking orders from people like this though and eventually decided to strike out on his own. He had learned enough from his past bosses about how to make some serious money so he adopted his own identity of Revolver (due to his skill with the handgun) half to protect his identity and half to show his old bosses how it’s done.
While Revolver has earned a lot of respect over his almost decade long career as a masked “super criminal” he hasn’t quite achieved the level of success he had been hoping for. He still hires himself out from time to time, working for more powerful bad guys and helping them in their schemes when he’s not plotting heists of his own. He has, however, built himself a reputation as a genuinely nice guy with a code of honor. Albeit one who will blatantly rob you blind and shoot you in a (usually) non-vital body part if you get in his way. Even the heroes know Revolver as a charming and even likeable guy.
Steel Spectre learned Revolver’s identity a couple of years back and has made multiple attempts to convince his old friend to set his life back on the straight and narrow. Revolver knows he’s already in too deep to get out…But maybe one day.May 19, 2019 at 12:19 pm #157072
Harvey Adams hails from a still unknown year in the far distant future where he somehow acquired a suit that allows him to travel through time. While others may have used such power to conquer the planet and set themselves up as some sort of temporal despot, Harvey had no such lofty goals. While he almost certainly could have messed up the timeline to make himself the all powerful lord of time and space, there would likely still be some do-gooder who decided to stick their nose in and set things right. Harvey was far too smart to get involved in that nonsense. All he really wanted was to make enough money to live comfortably and that’s exactly what he did.
Travelling through time and stealing all manner of priceless items, he later sold them for huge sums of money. He could have retired comfortably but his greed soon got the better of him and he continued his spree of time heists until he encountered the Watchguard’s Delta Squad (Steel Spectre. Trance, Surge, Nightshade and Shadowfang) who stumbled upon him mid heist and attempted to stop him. The increasingly arrogant time traveller refused to leave until he had secured his prize and engaged the self professed superheroes in battle, during which his suit was damaged. Eye-witnesses saw the Traveller and Delta Squad caught in a bizarre explosion that appeared to obliterate everything it touched, including the ground beneath it.
Though no bodies could be found, all six were eventually declared dead.
In actuality, they had all been sent hurtling through the time stream. Each emerged at a different point in time with a piece of the Traveller’s armor but the Traveller himself emerged in the old west alongside Steel Spectre. While there was initially some conflict between the two men, they quickly realised that they would have to work together if they were ever going to get what was left of the Traveller’s suit working again and get home. This was a plan that took far longer than either man could have realised and they ended up spending over a decade together as they searched for parts to repair the suit. Neither of the time displaced men seemed to age physically in those years and their bizarre circumstance forced the pair to grow close to the point where they became legitimately good friends. A wrench was thrown into their friendship for a time when both men fell in love with the same woman but Spectre won her heart in the end and Harvey graciously accepted defeat. For a time, Steel Spectre considered simply not going home and staying in the past with his new love but that love was tragically cut short when she was killed by bandits a few years later. With nothing left for either man in that time period, they finally and reluctantly managed to power up what was left of the Traveller suit enough to make a jump to another part of it elsewhere in the timestream.
They repeated this process again and again until they had reunited with the other members of Delta Squad in various parts of history and the Traveller’s suit was fully repaired, allowing them all to finally return to their proper time. Delta Squad emerged just in time to help the rest of the Watchguard fend off an attack on the west coast by invading forces of the Terminus. While the others rushed off to join the battle, Steel Spectre stopped for a moment to ask his friend to use his time powers to help.
All he got was a knife in the gut.
It seemed Harvey hadn’t put his hatred aside after all. He had only been using Spectre long enough to rebuild his suit and he let him know it in the worst way possible. The Traveller vanished, leaving his friend to bleed out. Fortunately, when they realised that Steel Spectre hadn’t followed them, the rest of Delta Squad returned to find him. Spectre survived that night but he was hurt physically and emotionally by someone he considered family. While the others were quick to right the Traveller off as an evil coward, Spectre wondered if perhaps there was still a trace of true friendship in the Traveller. After all, why even bother bringing Delta Squad back to their own time once his suit was repaired? Why did he conveniently miss all of Spectre’s internal organs when he stabbed him? Trance accused him of clutching at straws, refusing to see the truth about someone he had considered a friend but Spectre remains hopeful that some element of the man he came to consider a friend is still in there.
The Traveller hasn’t been seen for years since this day but given the nature of his powers, it’s entirely possible that he could return at any point.
Only time will tell if he returns as friend or foe.
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