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I ironically ended up making a new character (or at least a highly edited old character) on the same day that I said was going to be inactive for a while.
This is the Magician, Phillip Magus.
Magus was an famous stage magician. From an early age, he showed himself to be a mean, cruel person, but extremely intelligent and highly skilled at creating artificial illusions. Then, one day, Magus was going home after a performance when an old man came up to him and congratulated him. He then snapped his fingers, and transported both himself and Magus to what seemed an empty void.
“we are not truly here, mister Magus,” said the man. “We are there. This place exists not, outside of our minds. It is but a complex illusion.” The man underwent a transformation, revealing himself to be the devil. “I am, if you have not noticed, the devil, though you may know me by one of thousands of other names. At any rate, I will give you powers to create these intense illusions, allowing people to see virtually anything, as well as the abilities to transport yourself anywhere on Earth you can think of, and to enter the mind of any human being, learning their fears, their desires, everything. You will essentially be able to manipulate almost anyone on Earth to your will. All you have to do is give me your soul.”
Barely thinking about it, Magus agreed to the offer, giving the devil his soul in exchange for the powers the devil had mentioned. Now, Magus, calling himself the Magician, uses his abilities as he pleases, mostly to gain power, money, or influence, as well as because he finds it extremely amusing. He is one of the most dangerous human villains in my universe, as only a select few humans can naturally withstand his power, though anyone can withstand him with certain exceedingly hard-to-make devices, or through training so intense that only two people in my universe (whom I haven’t even created yet) can resist him without powers or devices (the only characters I have created so far who can naturally withstand the Magician are Cerebrum, due to his advanced mental abilities and the Electric Eel, due to not being a human.)
I’m probably gonna be inactive for a while longer. It’s partially laziness, partially that I’m busy, and partially that, despite having a ton of character ideas, I’m not sure what the proper order to create them is so that I don’t make things too weird, confusing, or contradictory. For instance, some characters can’t exist until I’ve created certain others.
The Eagle had no reason to create a civilian identity, as he can’t change. However, he did choose to adopt a normal name (Manuel Equilla) in order to make more formal public appearances, and because he thought it odd being referred to as Eagle all the time.
- This reply was modified 9 hours ago by gjc6664.
Sorry I haven’t updated in a while. I’ve been busy/lazy (depending on the moment) Anyway, two things:
1. Mild update on the Star. The color scheme on his shirt was off.
2. Chronos: In the nineties, Father Time was starting to show an increasing dark side, odd given that he was always one of the most morally upstanding heroes, if a bit mysterious. As such, he agreed to have the government create a clone that would take his evil elements, with neutral elements split evenly. The clone was immediately locked up, but escaped when an attack from another supervillain caused the facility where he was being held to have major issues.
Thanks. As for the posing/background thing, a) I am more of a casual user of this platform than anything else and b) I didn’t really give any formal backgrounds to my gold/silver age All-Stars because I was trying to go for a more classic feel to the whole thing.
And rounding out the original six All-Stars is the Star: James Solus was an ordinary man, until, one day, a meteorite crashed into him. He was presumed dead, until he emerged from the wreckage a few hours, dazed, but with not even a scratch on him. After that, he could fly, and had super strength, super speed, and super endurance. When the All-Stars found the fountain of youth in the sixties, only he and Father Time didn’t drink (Father Time didn’t drink because he knew that simply traveling through time meant he could show up at any time in the future anyway (though he later drank from the fountain when he was in his seventies) and the Star didn’t drink because he believed the fountain to be going against the natural way of life). He fought crime until the mid-nineties, when he decided to retire in Florida. He died in 2016 at the age of 94 due to old age.
Continuing the original All-Stars, Riptide: Alan Atlantic was a swimmer. One day, while swimming, he nearly drowned. However, he was saved by a dolphin, who granted him magic powers to control and conjure water (it’s not quite the weirdest superhero origin story). Basically, he can control water, and breathe underwater. He was killed in combat in the fight that caused the All-Stars to break up. Though the four remaining team members ended up beating the villain, they began doubting themselves, and infighting amongst the group had gotten worse.
Here is Father Time’s original look.
Continuing the golden/silver Age All-Stars: Patrick Samuels/The Eagle (no relation whatsoever to the modern Eagle (Manuel Aquilla) except as a source of the name).
Admittedly, the origin is sort of a Superman ripoff. A craft lays still in a field in upstate New York. It appears to be some sort of a spaceship, which has crashed. A man and a woman approach the craft, and find the door ajar. They see several men and women with large wings dead on the floor (though some had retracted their wings before crashing). As they are about to leave, the couple hears the cry of a baby. They investigate the sound, finding a small baby boy. They raise the child as their own, helping him control his abilities of flight as he grows up.
This version of the eagle has no talons or enhanced senses, but he does have the powers of flight, enhanced speed, and enhanced strength.
After the All-Stars broke up in the early seventies, Samuels continued fighting crime, and died saving civilians from a crashing plane in 1983, after moving everyone on the plane to safety.
- This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by gjc6664.
The Duplicator. Another member of the original All-Stars. He can Duplicate any non-living object, as well as himself. This is the original team member about whom least is known, as he retired several years before the team disbanded, hasn’t been heard from since, and was always the most secretive team member.
Iron Dynamo looks amazing!
I’ll get back to Robin Hood characters. For now, I will be uploading the founding members of the original All-Stars (from the nineteen-forties). For now, here is Warrior’s original costume.
Updated Robin Hood (with a backstory!):
<span style=”font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;”>Nottingham, Connecticut (don’t ask why I chose Connecticut. I don’t know) is the largest city in America (in this universe). The city is infamous for its corruption, high crime rate (especially in the poor Sherwood area of the city), and extremely large income divide between rich and poor. The city is practically run by mob boss Jonathan Kingsley.</span>
Franklin Robins, Jr., was a wealthy man after inheriting his father’s fortune, living in the extremely wealthy Locksley district of Nottingham. After selling his father’s company and donating most of his money to various charities (he used quite a bit to purchase a warehouse in Sherwood and various supplies he would need to become a vigilante), he fled into Sherwood to become the vigilante “Robin Hood.”
Also, I just realized that, because I copied the Nottingham background from my Eagle picture, it looks like the Eagle lives in Nottingham now. Oops. Um… Ooh! Yeah! I meant to imply that he was on a solo mission to… uh… stop Midas from robbing a bakery! Yeah! That was my plan! Anyway, that background is officially what a section of Nottingham looks like. I think I will use the background from my Iceberg picture (seriously, does anybody have a better name for her?) as what a portion of the Pine City skyline looks like.
No art for this post. Anyway, since the writing forum has pretty much become abandoned, and was primarily for full stories anyway, I’ll just add everything here.
Anyway, a note on the locations in my universe: The All-Stars operate out of an abandoned summer camp in Vermont. They will eventually grow to become world-wide heroes, but, for now, they primarily operate in New England, particularly the entirely made-up Evergreen City, Vermont (my universe’s tenth largest U.S. City) The Merry Men (yes, they are in my main universe) operate in Nottingham, Connecticut (my universe’s largest U.S. City, and twelfth largest city in the world), particularly the poor Sherwood area of the city.
I will probably add more locations to my universe as it expands.