November 5, 2017 at 5:01 pm #148246
The Knights of Purity are an extremist uber-religious right-wing sect whose aims are to remove anything they veiw as “impure” and create a white ethnostate governed by their ultra-conservative ideals. They are fanatically against immigration from non-Anglo-Saxon or Norse majority countries, interracial marriage, LGBT and Civil rights and anything that could even be construed as socialist. A few years ago the Knights were a small fringe group, but they have grown in size and influence thanks to recent political upheaval and an emboldening of the far-right. They regularly engage in terrorist activities against groups that they feel dilute the purity of the nation (blacks, hispanics, LGBT people, liberals) and often with little fear of reprecussions, thanks to some in power being symmpathetic to their cause. They often clash with superheroes, particularly ones like Team Supreme and King Hawk and Queen Eagle who vehemently oppose the groups beliefs and methods. However, their most enduring foes are a small group of LGBT superheroes based in San Fransisco known as Pride.
November 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm #148252
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If 2016 was a difficult year for Pride, then 2017 has been even worse. Last year saw growing pains and in-fighting within the team, but this year has seen external threats that could tear the team apart at the seams. With two of the teams members facing deportation and a national atmosphere that has become increasingly hostile towards the communities that the team respresents, Pride have faced even greater opposition than ever before from the people that they try to protect. Fortunately, the superhero community has thrown their support behind the team, preventing any real political or legal action being taken against the team or their members. Pride has also gained a new member, Chaundrise Young aka. Silver Surge, a politics major and lesbian with the ability to generate and control a grey coloured energy from her hands.January 22, 2018 at 3:46 pm #149244
Ok, so it’s been a few months since I posted last, but lack of inspiration and Christmas will do that. Anyway, I’ve been going back through my gallery for inspiration and I came across the Guardian from a few years ago (the one with the rainbow effect on the wings and the golden costume) and thought “damn, why didn’t I use that design for the female Golden Guardian redesign I did a few months back?” So I went and mixed the two designs up and, honestly, I prefer it. I’m not going to go back and remake the team picture because I’d have to shade this (which cba atm) and reimport all of the other characters, position them all correctly, re-export it and put the picture back together again because the group shots always end up getting cut off. It’s too much effort and like I said, can’t be assed at the moment. But hopefully I’ll have a few more coming soon.
February 2, 2018 at 3:20 pm #149540
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Powers: Empathy, Power Augmentation, Force Field Generation
Alia Al Ahmad
Powers: Energy Manipulation, Flight
Powers: Superhuman Strength, Speed and Endurance, Increased Healing Factor
Powers: Electricity Manipulation
Wu Ying Yue
Powers: Telepathy, Telekinesis, Mind Reading, Hypnosis, Memory/ Dream Manipulation, Astral Projection
Powers: Darkness Manipulation, Invisibility/ Inaudability in low light, Teleportation
February 3, 2018 at 2:58 am #149554
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For MM, did you mean ‘inaudibility?’ That’s a power I haven’t seen–or heard, I guess.February 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm #149715
Formerly the Super-villain duo Sugar & Spice, Emily Reed and Lucina Stamford were a formidable pairing. Specializing in bank rooberies, Emily (as Sugar) would use her emotion manipulation powers to pacify witnesses whilst Lucina (as Spice) would use her heat creation powers to break into vaults and safe boxes. Through their careers they have had run-ins with numerous heroes, such as The Angels, Outsider Investigations and the Eagle siblings. However, it was after they got in too far over their heads working a job for Overlord that put them directly in conflict with W.I.L.D that forced them to reconsider their actions. Sent to steal from the god-like Rahl during his conflict with A Division, the duo barely escaped with their lives (as was probably the intention of their benefactor) and retired from super-villainy all together, now instead running a restaurant and underground information brokerage service.
March 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm #150052
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With W.I.L.D being a global organisation, operating with singlular teams covering the entire world was not feasible. Therefore bases where established in major cities in each continent and operatives where recruited to serve in their regional variant of either A Division or Strike Force. The only countries that did not opt-in to this plan where Russia and China, who sought to control their own superhuman response operations. The first of these bases was set up in Brussels, Belgium, and became the centre of operations for the European versions of W.I.L.D’s primary response teams.
Vadasz- Tamas Kovacs (Hungary)
Freyja- Signe Jansson (Sweden)
Atlas- Yiannis Giannopoulos (Greece)
EiserneJungfrau- Melisa Meier (Germany)
Ardiente- Carlos Garcia (Spain)
Velocite- Camille Mercier (France)March 14, 2018 at 3:40 pm #150073
Tamas Kovacs- Vadasz (Hungary)
Powers: Perfect Aim, Combat Proficiency
Team Role: Sniper
Signe Jansson- Freyja (Sweden)
Powers: Increased Healing Factor, Healing Aura
Team Role: Medic
Yiannis Giannopoulos- Atlas (Greece)
Powers: Super Strength, Invulnerability
Team Role: Team Leader
March 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm #150079
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Melisa Meier- EiserneJungfrau (Germany)
Powers: None (Uses MK3 Valkyrie Power Armour provided by German Superhero Team, Tutonic Knights)
Team Role: 2nd In-Command
Carlos Garcia- Ardiente (Spain)
Powers: Flame Control, Heat Resistance
Team Role: Field Tech
Camille Mercier- Velocite (France)
Powers: Super Speed, Short-Hop Teleportation (at significant speed)
Team Role: Scout
March 14, 2018 at 4:11 pm #150085
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I like the “suiting up” progression you did there.March 15, 2018 at 2:41 pm #150091
@lady Amaranth- Thanks
Anyway, next up are two villains, because I don’t have too many looking at it.
Once a spoilt rich kid by the name of Victor Daniels, the path to becoming the ruthless super-villain, Overlord, was not a simple one. A bully and a cheat, Daniels found himself force to fend for himself when his parents cut him off. This eventually led to him being killed in a drunken bar fight on his 25th birthday, after which he was resurrected by a fragment of the dying cosmic entity The Other, called the Coredeorum. Forced to compete against 4 other chosen to unity all 5 pieces of the Coredeorum, Daniels ruthlessly killed the rest of the chosen and took the power of The Other for his own, and used this almost unlimited power to punish the world for what he saw as its unfair treatment of him. However, the power of a cosmic entity porved too much for a human body, and Daniels found himself slowly dying, his body disintergrating, leaving only his willpower keeping himself alive. He kidnapped Gideon Mantel of A Division and forced him to create a new cybernetic body that could contain and control the power of The Other, which Daniels then inhabited, leaving his body to die. At that point, Overlord was born. Though he is the most powerful villain on Earth, Overlord can still only use a fraction of his potential power at any given time. Should he try to unleash his full power, it is likely he could rip apart the universe.
A powerful espur with mind controlling abilities, Reuben Balfour is unfortunately also a sadist with misogynistic tendancies. He uses his powers to control women and degrade them in various (often disturbing) ways, as well as facilitating numerous bloody murders using unwilling puppets to avoid implication. He tends to opperate alone, but it is not unheard of for him to take on comissioned work from other like-minded customers.
March 17, 2018 at 3:46 pm #150109
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Ionic Man: A brilliant physicist, Marcus Hawkins was employed on a top secret project creating a new kind of radiation weapon. When an industrial spy sabotaged the weapon, Hawkins was trapped in the laboratory alone, locked in by the security system. When the radiation flooded the room, his body was mutated, allowing him to channel any kind of radiation through his body and see in inferred and with x-ray vision. However, the radiation also affected his mind, driving him insane.
Ultraman: With the unique power to grow stronger, faster and more powerful the longer he is fighting, Wayne Wight should have been the ultimate superhero, and that is exactly how Martin Falkner saw him. Looking to gain revenge on his daughter Lucy (aka. Superstar) for abandoning her life as his gravy train, Falkner took on Wight as his client, publicising him as “The New Greatest Superhero”- Ultraman. However, Wight was shown up by A Division when he tried to take on Overlord on his own and had to be bailed out. Furious, he challenged any member of the team to a one on one fight and was handily defeated by Superstar, who simply overpowered him as quickly as possible to prevent his powers from kicking in. Bitter and resentful of this humiliation, Wight has made it his lifes work to destroy Superstar, and A Division by association, even going so far as to kill Martin Falkner out of pure spite.
Coldheart: Once upon a time, Thomas Nyman was a businessman and multi-millionaire, who made his money in medical research. However, it was discovered that he had an incurable terminal disease. After pouring funds and as much time as he had into research to try and save his own life, Nyman eventually organised to be cryogenically frozen, until a cure was found. However, something went wrong with the process, Nyman remained conscious and mobile whilst frozen, his body in a permenant state of deep freeze, unable to be thawed. With his body now too cold for the viral strains to survive, he would be able to live a normal life, if it weren’t for the fact that he now freezes everything he touches, including his wife and children. With investors pulling out and his company now bankrupt, Nyman was left with nothing. Acquiring a custom made insulation suit from criminal arms dealer, the Inventor, Nyman uses the same ruthless instinct that made him such a successful businessman, turning instead to crime in order to fund research into a way to return him to normal.
March 19, 2018 at 4:19 pm #150127
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Thadeus Hatchett has not had the easiest life. Losing his legs to meningitus as a baby and being diagnosed with terminal cancer in his twenties, he took a gun to his own head before his thirtieth birthday. However, even that could not save him. He was resurrected by the cosmic being known as The Other, to host one of its Coredeorum. And even then, life didn’t get any better for Thadeus. The Other hadn’t cured his cancer, he was still without his legs and he failed to unit all five Coredeorum, being brutally murdered by Victor Daniels (who would later become the supervillain Overlord) in the process. But even then the sweet relief of death was only a temporary respite, as Thadeus was resurrected once again by Overlord, to serve as a living terminal for his data center, to basically act as the interface on Overlord’s computer. Forcably kept alive by the machinery he is now trapped inside, Thadeus dispises his existance even more than ever, but is unable to end it. He is also unable to take revenge on his master, despite his best efforts, and Overlord obviously takes a sadistic pleasure in his forced subserviance.
March 20, 2018 at 6:07 pm #150136
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Spectacular work! My favorites are Overlord and The Vetruvian Man.March 21, 2018 at 1:14 am #150138
@Legatus- Cheers dude. How you been btw? Haven’t seen you around in a while.
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