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    The current Cricket is not the original. The original was the son of the Ant Queen’s top engineer, Hopper, and the the brother of Leapfrog.

    He wanted so badly to be a hero like his father and sister that he immediately decided to become a masked crime fighter when he discovered he shared the family’s ability to leap enormous heights.

    Unfortunately, he wasn’t very good at this new job.

    People called him a wannabe…a loser…a D-lister…a failure.

    Eventually, his own self-doubt and the public ridicule got the better of him and The Cricket vanished. Not even his own family knew where he had gone. He left only a goodbye note and his costume.

    Years later, another Cricket appeared. The younger brother of the original. Like his brother, this Cricket was initially not very good at the whole hero thing but instead of abandoning the identity, he trained and improved until he became an entirely capable her. Sure, he’s not quite A-list material yet but he’s getting there. He plans to honor the memory of his missing brother by continuing the name of The Cricket.

    Unfortunately, the happy-go-lucky Cricket has attracted the attention of something malevolent. The Darkling has taken an interest in the rookie hero and his family, targeting them in a psychological war that will test them all.

    What none of them currently realise is that the man beneath the Darkling’s mask is none other than the original Cricket. He has become so twisted by his own demons, so consumed by hate and jealousy that his own brother succeeded where he couldn’t, that he has become something terrible. He plots and schemes from the shadows to end everyone in the Ant Queen’s court and take revenge on everyone who ever mocked him.

    The Darkling want’s to end his brother’s career as The Cricket but the young hero won’t give up easily. He has a resolve and a dedication that her brother never had.

    He’ll need all of it.

    The Cricket

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    #147552
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    Justin Scott is the reincarnated spirit of Heru-Ra, an ancient Egyptian hero.

    Scott had no idea about his supposed past lives until he was approached by a representative of The Rhodes Foundation, an organization created by the previous Scarab and Justin’s former self, Alexander Rhodes.

    Justin now finds himself thrust into a world of adventure where he has discovered that he not only has psychic abilities but he has also inherited a vast fortune, a position of power in a corporation and the responsibility and destiny of being the legendary Scarab.

    The Scarab

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    #147600
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    The ice controlling hero, Absolute Zero.

    Second in charge of The Watchguard’s Beta squad.

    Absolute Zero temporarily took command of Beta squad after Aerial, the group’s commander, was assumed dead. He suffered from some pretty severe self doubt in this role and it almost sent him off the deep end but fortunately the rest of the team and the Watchguard as a whole rallied behind him in support.

    While he grew into a competent leader, when it was revealed that Aerial’s “death” had actually been faked to send her on a deep cover mission, Absolute Zero happily stepped aside and allowed her to retake her role as Beta squad’s leader.

    Today, Absolute Zero is a much more confident and self assured individual and Aerial is glad to have him by her side to face whatever threats come the Watchguard’s way.

    Absolute Zero

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    #147613
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    This whack-job is even crazier than she looks.

    For years, the mobster known as Babyface used Lullaby and her ability to sing others into a deep sleep to help him in his schemes. The odd couple robbed banks together with varied success. Sometimes they had great success and sometimes their plans didn’t work out. On those occasions, Lullaby was often the one to take the fall with Babyface more than willing to let her do so, often manipulating Lullaby into believing he still loved her after the fact.

    Each time, Lullaby came back to her partner in crime. That was until he pushed her trust a little too far and left her for dead. Lullaby narrowly survived but she finally snapped and vowed to take revenge on Babyface for years of mistreatment.

    She has now begun to establish her own criminal empire for the express purpose of competing with Babyface. If she happens to make some money at the same time then all the better.

    Lullaby

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    #147641
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    This character is actually a remake and update of the very first character I ever posted on the (old) Heromachine forums. Back then, she was known as Poison but that name sucks.

    Pathologist by day and a monster hunter by night…Yeah, she has a complicated backstory…This is Dead Beat.

    Dead Beat

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    #147650
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    The newest member of The Mortal Gods is Nike, goddess of Victory.

    I actually had this character finished (or so I thought) but went back to change a couple of things. It wasn’t until I was done that I realised I had actually changed pretty much the entire thing.

    So she was almost completely different. I’m glad I changed it though. I like this one a lot more.

    Nike

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    #147662
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    The greatest super villain who ever lived is…definitely not this guy.

    You’d have a hard time convincing him otherwise though. The Commander honestly believes he is an evil mastermind but, the truth is, even at his most “evil” the Commander is little more than a minor annoyance, even to the general public.

    Most of Freedom City’s masked heroes have actually grown to like the eccentric commander who is actually quite a nice guy, despite being so “evil”. It’s clear though that he has some psychological issues and he has been checked into a mental hospital for treatment several times. He often seems to have moments of lucidity when he realises what he’s doing and hangs up his cape but he more often than not relapses and those who know him are concerned that one day this evil genius may get in over his head.

    The Commander

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    #147668

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    Love Nike’s wings’ glamer. The Commander’s backstory is cool–maybe we’ll have a ‘not so super’ contest sometime?

    #147698
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    You would be hard pressed to find a friendlier individual than Jason Jericho.

    As The Watchguard’s youngest member, not to mention looking like a human rainbow, Photon has to deal with a lot of crap but he refuses to let any of it get to him.

    With his light manipulating powers, Photon is a very visible member of the Watchguard and a lot of the general public have taken a liking to the friendly rainbow. The local gay community has even started using him as an unofficial mascot. While Jay is more than happy to take on this honor, it’s kind of aggravating as he is actually straight and now every girl he meets assumes he’s gay.

    But when you’re a human rainbow, these things happen.

    Photon

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    #147771
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    I’m still tinkering with Spinnerette. I really kike this character but some aspects of her design were bugging me.

    Spinnerette

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    #148056
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    This farm boy gained the incredible ability to manipulate gravity in his vicinity after stumbling across an illegal experiment under his family’s land which Comet was attempting to put a stop to. After being caught in a blast that almost killed him and destroyed the machinery being used in the experiment.

    Heath awoke several days later in a specialist AEGIS hospital, learning that their had been some strange phenomenon happening around him while he slept. Specifically shifts in gravity.

    Comet arrived soon after and offered to help him learn to control these developing new powers in a responsible way. The people in charge wanted him locked away, not trusting someone with such a powerful ability not to mess up the entire planet.  Comet’s promise to keep him from causing harm carried a lot of weight though and he was allowed to train him. Heath didn’t really want to get involved with superheroes but it was either that or spend the rest of his life locked away.

    After this, the newly christened G-Force found himself drawn into a lot of Comet’s adventures. Despite his early reluctance, he actually grew to enjoy his new life and made a name for himself as a happy and friendly young hero.

    G-Force has quickly become one of the world’s most powerful heroes but some believe he had great power thrust upon him too quickly and one day, his inexperience will lead to disaster.

    G-Force

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    #148131
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    An ancient Egyptian sorceress, recently released from her millennia long imprisonment into the modern world.

    Since her return, Nefertiti has become a constant foe of both her ancient enemy The Scarab and the Mortal Gods.

    Nefertiti

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    #148162
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    First of all, credit for this pose should go to CantDraw. I took one of his poses and tweaked it a little.

    This pyrokinetic young heroine is sadly no longer with us. She lost her life during the invasion of the extra dimensional overlord Omega and his army. Corona diverted a heat-seeking  missile that had been fired into a crowded public area and sent it back to impact an enemy vessel. Unfortunately, she was unaware that a second missile had been fired already and she was caught in a blast that killed her.

    During her short career, Corona made an impression and earned the respect of many. She even began a relationship with Apollo, who strives to honour her heroism every day.

    Corona

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    #148182
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    Older brother of Oleander and surprisingly popular K-pop star, Narcissus often incites his fans to protest deforestation and other such issues. He’s not above using his ability to manipulate plant life to protect nature when he has too though and has been arrested multiple times for assault among other things. This doesn’t seem to have negatively affected sales of his music and many people actually gravitate to the charismatic plant man, seeing him as some kind of hero.

    Narcissus

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    #148199
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    Um…Why is my last post not showing?

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