August 3, 2017 at 9:47 am #146959
This one is a little complicated so bear with me.
When the Watchguard’s Delta Squad battled the time manipulating criminal known as The Traveller, they found themselves accidentally thrust into the time stream, The Traveller’s time tech malfunctioned and each member was thrown to a different era with a piece of the Traveller’s armor.
Steel Spectre found himself in the old west with the Traveller, who explained that if they wanted to return to their own time, they would need to locate all of the missing parts of his time armor. The two eventually decided that they would have to work together if they had any hope of returning home.
The pair spent several weeks in the old west before they finally happened upon a way to find the Traveller’s armor. Their opportunity came in the form of a young witch named Lily Whitmore who offered to cast a spell one the piece of armor the Traveller still had. This spell sent the three unlikely companions back into the time stream as the armor honed in on its other parts.
First, they travelled even further back in time to Salem, Massachusetts, smack dab in the middle of the witch trials where they found Nightshade being tried for witchcraft. Lily showed her true power here, saving the young hero from an angry mob.
They then travelled to 1940’s Europe where they found Surge fighting alongside the allies to battle Nazis.
The next stop was London in the 1980’s where they found Shadowfang way over his head in the world of spies and espionage. It was here that Lily’s part in their adventure came to an end. Captured by enemy forces, Lily faked her own death, using a spell that cast the illusion of death as she fell unconscious.
Unfortunately, Steel Spectre found Lily before the spell ended and he too believed her to be dead. He grieved her passing but knew that he still had to find Trance. The Traveller had enough of his armor now to initiate a time jump without Lily’s magic and he took the team into the future to find their last member.
Lily awoke alone and felt abandoned. She was now trapped in a time not her own. For thirty years, she stewed in her anger at both Steel Spectre and The Traveller for leaving her behind, seemingly refusing to acknowledge her own part in why they did so.
With the coming of the modern age and the formation of The Mortal Gods, Lily posed as Hecate, the witch goddess. She engineered a plot to pit the Mortal Gods against the Watchguard in a true clash of Titans. Her political plotting almost succeeded in leveling the Watchguard’s tower but her plot was ultimately foiled and she was exposed as a fraud among the Mortal Gods when the real Hecate was found.
After the conflict, Steel Spectre attempted to apologise for leaving her behind but she was to twisted by years of resentment that she wanted nothing to do with him. She lashed out and vanished into the night.
Steel Spectre knows that Lilt Whitmore is still out there somewhere and she knows that she isn’t done with him yet.August 4, 2017 at 5:33 am #146962
The real Hecate is Alice Pendleton and she mostly just wants to be left alone. She doesn’t really want anything to do with The Mortal Gods, believing them all to be a bunch of morons, and is perfectly happy to spend her days in her secluded home in the Nevada desert with her friend, Atlas.
But with Lily Whitmore out there now looking for revenge for the part Hecate played in outing her, she knows she may need their help. Although she would never admit that.August 4, 2017 at 10:32 am #146970
Hecate very nice at first glance looks very simple , but the use of tattoos in the design moves it up several notchesAugust 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm #146985
Hi Anarch!!!! It’s your old friend Nighthawk here from the old Crusaders days!!! Been looking at some of your creations and they are brilliant!!! How are you mate?August 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm #146995
I really like these last two.August 4, 2017 at 4:13 pm #146998
Hecate very nice at first glance looks very simple , but the use of tattoos in the design moves it up several notches
I really like these last two.
Thanks guys. 🙂
Hi Anarch!!!! It’s your old friend Nighthawk here from the old Crusaders days!!! Been looking at some of your creations and they are brilliant!!! How are you mate?
Hey, long time no see. I’m good, thanks. You?August 5, 2017 at 4:40 am #147004
Before he joined up with the Nowhere Kids, Talon ran with two other young heroes named Goldhawk and Freebird. This trio used stolen alien technology (from the same ship Subject Zero crashed) to battle a corrupt politician who funded several masked villains. They were marginally successful in this endeavor but were blamed for the collapse of a building that resulted in several people being injured and almost killed. As the three were all minors, they were taken into protective custody while things were sorted out. Both Goldhawk and Freebird decided they had had enough of playing at being superheroes anyway and gave up their costumed identities to try and regain their normal lives by sorting out the legal mess they were in.
Talon, however, had no plans to stop fighting crime and escaped, later meeting up with fellow runaways, the Nowhere Kids. He stayed with the kids for quite some time, becoming a staple member as others came and went. Several months later, he learned that Goldhawk and Freebird had both managed to secure their freedom after proving that the collapse of the building was not their fault and that they were actually the heroes of the situation. While this technically meant that he too was innocent, he chose to stay with the Nowhere Kids and help them in their battle against the Labyrinth, while wishing his friends a happy and normal life.
Recently however, Talon learned that Goldhawk and Freebird have reappeared in their reacquired alien tech, protesting the current state of the country and styling themselves like some kind of revolutionaries. Their tactics have been far more violent and disruptive than Talon remembers them ever being and he has become concerned for the future of his friends.
Talon tracked down Goldhawk and Freebird to try and convince them not to go down a dangerous path. They countered by inviting him to join them on their quest for justice. Talon had no real taste for their new style of “freedom fighting” but couldn’t dissuade them from their current course.
Despite the emotional protests of his friend in the Nowhere Kids, Talon rejoined Goldhawk and Freebird in the hopes of keeping them in check.August 6, 2017 at 4:00 am #147025
When Freebird joined Talon and Goldhawk to to battle a corrupt politician, it was far more personal for her than the boys because that corrupt politician happened to be her father. For her entire life she had a front row seat to the dirty tactics and outright corruption that permeated the system. She never liked the way her father worked, often stepping on other people just to get a little more power. So when she learned that he was supporting masked villains just to help his own shady agenda, she knew she had to do something.
She freely admits that they bit off way more than they could chew at the time but with her father now in prison, she believes it was worth it.
Freebird’s approach to protesting the world’s wrongs is far more subtle than Goldhawk’s. As a talented musician, she uses music to encourage others to join her…Sure, she may throw in a psychic suggestion to do so here and there but hey, it works.
Talon has tried to dissuade her from this style of psychic manipulation, fearing that she’s going down a dangerous path, but she is so determined to fix everything wrong with her country that she believes she’s just helping others see the truth.August 6, 2017 at 11:10 am #147031
I really like these last few characters! I especially like Hecate’s design and Goldhawk’s poseAugust 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm #147049
The ambitious Jones Twins carved out quite a reputation for themselves in the criminal underworld until they crossed the path of Hellion. The demonic vigilante burned everything. Most of Jacob’s right arm and body were badly burned and Joshua only barely managed to drag him to safety.
After this encounter, the brothers realised that they needed to up their game. The needed some way to combat the masked vigilantes with super powers that stuck their noses where they didn’t belong.
So they spent the last of their stolen wealth on cybernetics for Jacob and other tech. What they couldn’t afford to buy, they stole. Jacob has become more than human. A cybernetic agent who has terrorised everyone who gets in the way of their rise to power.
Now the Jones twins are attempting to resurrect their young empire from the ashes that a demon left it in.August 7, 2017 at 8:24 pm #147063
Coooool.August 8, 2017 at 3:32 am #147074
I’ve been trying to make this guy a costume for literally years. Every time I thought I had something I went “…Nah, this is garbage.” and scrapped it.
But this time I decided to go way simpler than I had been doing in the past and…I guess it works?
So here’s a guy who has popped up in several other peoples stories but has never made an actual appearance until now. The man with the healing touch, Trauma.August 9, 2017 at 6:44 am #147107
This miniature man isn’t a superhero. He isn’t even a super villain. He’s a journalist…Or at least he likes to think so. He’s little more than a paparazzo for super-humans.
Whenever there’s a big brawl between two supers, Shutterbug is there to document it for Channel 7, who help fund his equipment. He tries to stay clear of documenting anything too personal like secret identities. Not out of any kind of moral code or anything. He’s just paranoid about any kind of reprisal from someone who thinks he’s sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong. For the same reason, he has kept his own identity a secret. Even his employers aren’t sure who he really is and he is paid in cash.
Whoever Shutterbug is, he is undeniably talented at getting that shot that no one else can achieve.August 10, 2017 at 6:21 am #147127
Sophia Newman didn’t become a vigilante because she wanted justice that the courts couldn’t provide. She wasn’t seeking revenge for dead parents or a murdered lover. No, she became Violent Delight simply because she loves to fight.
This lunatic has been known to challenge meta humans to fights just for the thrill of it.August 10, 2017 at 6:24 am #147129
Trauma’a costume is amazing, I love the piping!
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