Character Contest 21: Randomawesity

Random is not just a by-word here at HeroMachine Global Headquarters, it's a way of life. To honor that commitment, your challenge this week is to design a character from the name given you by the "Ultimate Game Name Generator" . You can try multiple times for a good name, but you have to use one given by them.

I of course have no way to detect cheating so we will be operating under the confines of the Honor System. Cheaters will be beaten with a wet noodle til collapse. Of the cheater, not the noodle because come on, how long would that take?

So, on to our rules!

  • New characters only, not one you have laying around that you think will definitely win.
  • Character must be built to fit with the name generated by the "Ultimate Game Name Generator", and the name must be provided in the post.
  • All entries must be made as comments to this post, between now and next Tuesday, each comment containing a link to an image of the character (or multiple links to your multiple characters) hosted on a publicly accessible web site like ImageShack, the UGO Forums, PhotoBucket, or whatever.

That's it! No limit on the number of entries this week, so let 'em rip. It would also be fun to see in your post which settings were used to generate the name, although that's not a requirement.

Whoever has the best entry as judged by the capricious whim of Jeff Hebert will win either a portrait of their head or any item they choose, to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 program.

Good luck everyone!

135 Responses to Character Contest 21: Randomawesity

  1. Matt says:

    Great… my names Brother Woman, this is going to be fun.

  2. Al says:

    Oooh, “Meteor Bull.” Sweet!

  3. Mike says:

    It apparently gave me Power Pulsar.

  4. Gero says:

    Tempest Thrasher, guess I can work with that…

  5. Gero says:

    @Mike: I think I got a Power Pulsar for Chrismas last year…

  6. LargeFormat says:

    Entries 1 and 2 (I couldn’t decide which name I liked better, so I decided to make both!)

    Iron Bullet-

    Stone Comet-

  7. Al says:

    Here he is: Meteor Bull!

    I don’t care if there’s no oxygen in space thus making actual fire impossible.

  8. Kaldath says:

    The Superhero Name Generator

    From now on you will be known as:

    Dark Kitten
    Beware, for with great power comes great responsibility.

  9. SynnerSaint says:

    When young Highschool student Billy Bison went on a school trip to a farm (which just happened to be next door to a Nuclear Power Station) he was gored by a radioactive bull.

    Billy (who was a keen comic book reader) was overjoyed at the thought of trasforming into something that was half-man half-bull.

    “I’ll be superhero!!!” he said to himself “I’ll fight crime and defeat evil villains… and the ladies will be impressed with the generous bulge* in my spandex!”

    Unfortunatly for Billy the transformation didn’t quite turn out the way he expected, netherless the plucky young lad still held onto his crime-fighting dreams.

    By day he is mild mannered, high school student but at night he dons a costume and a mask to protect his identity, for the world can never know that young Billy Bison is really the masked avenger known only as…


    * though not as generous as Captain Stud… PMSL

  10. kyle says:

    do we have to use that site????

  11. William A. Peterson says:

    By the way, Jeff, have you seen the SeventhSanctum Generators?
    Generally easier to use, and there’s a LOT more of them!
    Anyways, I came up with “Shadow Fox”

  12. Jeff Hebert says:

    @kyle (10): Yes. Hence rule number 2. That’s rather the point of the whole thing. As WillyPete has pointed out there are other very good generators out there but it’s more fair if everyone uses the same one.

  13. kyle says:

    but what about the Seventh Sanctum Generators website it has tons of names that we can create
    with Seventh Sanctum Generators i created about at least 40 names so far

    with Ultimate Game Name Generator i only created 20

  14. kyle says:

    is it ok if i have same name like other have but have a different style/look to my character ????

  15. Gero says:

    Considering the small number of catagories, duplicate names are going to be almost unavoidable, so, I think what Kyle says makes sense…

  16. Gero says:

    Great, now I got Dusk Badger…this ought to be interesting…

  17. Gero says:

    Well, the only thing I could think of for Dusk Badger was an antrhopomorphic ninja…so, here it is

  18. Gero says:

    Napalm Prism, now that’s an interesting one…

  19. Loki says:

    Dusk Angel! Who Wants IT?

  20. Gero says:

    Here’s Napalm Prism

    DISCLAIMER:Any resemblece to band logos, living or dead, is purely coincidental

  21. Gero says:

    Tiger Savage, that seems like an easy one…

  22. Gero says:

    Tiger Savage, my first character created using the new “Female Standard” item ^_^

  23. Anarchangel says:

    Here’s my first shot. She could be a partner for Isia’s Crimson Cat. This is Crimson Falcon.

  24. Jeff Hebert says:

    Hm, I didn’t realize there were so few options there. Sure, if you want to use the Seventh Sanctum one.

  25. John says:

    For cryin’ out loud guys, if the man says use that site, use that site! Enough with the bitchin’ already! Use whatcha got and make with the creative already!

  26. Worf says:

    I’m with John.
    Quit with the whinin’ and get with the grindin’
    Ye don’t need monikers 20, just noggins times 20.
    Stop complaining and start creating.

    soon, character posts πŸ˜‰

  27. Anarchangel says:

    Jeff did my entry go through? My computer went a little haywire after posting

  28. Anarchangel says:

    Ah there it is. Never mind πŸ˜€

  29. kingmonkey says:

    Red Hornet? I can work with that.

    I think I’ll just do two entries, since War Thrasher sounds like it’ll take a lot out of me.

  30. Worf says:

    Oh and Jeff, while playing with the female template I noticed that the parted out standard pose is missing both clavicles.

  31. Jeff Hebert says:

    You mean the standalone torso, Worf? I’ll take a look.

    Although come on, who really NEEDS clavicles, you know?

  32. TopHat says:

    Bronze Wolf.

    Didn’t really have any good example of Bronze unfortunately.

  33. Hakoon1 says:

    I got Red Horn. I could have gone down a whoooooole different road with this, but no, I was sensible πŸ˜‰

  34. Danny Beaty says:

    @Kaldath: Gold Girl is awesome!

  35. kingmonkey says:

    My posts don’t seem to be sticking.

  36. kingmonkey says:

    Sure, that would have to work, wouldn’t it.

    Let’s try it again. Red Hornet lives!

    (Add Http here)://

  37. kyle says:

    how did you create the talk balloon?

  38. kyle says:

    @kingmonkey: you post isn’t showing

  39. Jeff Hebert says:

    Guys, any comment with a link in it is going to get held in moderation until I manually approve it. It’s an automatic thing to prevent spam.

    This is not new, it’s been this way since the day the blog went up.

  40. Worf says:

    OMG! Liefeld is among us!

  41. Gero says:

    I should have known! Kingmonkey=king of the monkeys (Rob Liefield)!

  42. Gero says:

    And I just spelled his name wrong!

  43. Gero says:

    Looks like my next one will be Mind Liberator…

  44. John says:

    To paraphrase the great Christopher Walken:

    “I got a fever…and the only prescription…is more pouches!”

  45. Gero says:

    Mind Liberator, who is apperently some kind of revolutionary/terrorist who steals brains…(honestly I have no idea what I just made)

  46. kingmonkey says:

    DEATH MACHINE? Now I go from Image to Marvel UK… This is a hard contest.

  47. knight1192a says:

    Ok, I figured I’d do a print screen of the character name the name generator provided so you could see this was the name I got. So here’s the name:

    And here he is. A mutated eagle whose’s parents built their nest at Three Mile Island, the radiation from the partial meltdown of unit two killed both his parents and destroyed the other eggs in his nest. But somehow the radition didn’t have the same effect on him, it accelerated the incubating process, hatching a baby eagle man like creature. Wiser than expected due to his exposure to the radiation, he grew up learning about nuclear arms reduction of which he approved.

    He is among us now, attacking those who threaten the world by developing new nuclear weapons. With his nuclear powers he can kill anyone who tries to stop him while his razor sharp clars allow him to tear through inch thick steel or several feet of concrete to get at his target.

    Behold NUCLEAR EAGLE!!!!!!

  48. Anarchangel says:

    I do know about the wait for posts with links Jeff. I just asked because my computer screwed up while I was posting πŸ™‚

  49. Kaldath says:

    @Danny Beaty: Thank you Very much sir!

  50. Isia says:

    @Anarch #67, I don’t think he was referring to your post, it was the one that posted 3 and 4 times with the same thing.

  51. PhoenixTalion says:

    Infinity Shield. I think it’s like… King Arthur in Space.

    Also, that pose was murder…

  52. JR says:

    Martian Racer(entry#1)

  53. MartianBlue says:

    This seems to be a popular subject. I checked out the generator, and got the same name as Hammerknight, Overdrive Jester. Maybe I’ll enter this one, if so I’ll generate a new name.

  54. SynnerSaint says:

    @knight1192a – We must do a team up sometime, see my post 14 in this thread

    @PhoenixTalion – Nice pose, I’m not suprised it was murder lol

  55. HomicidalClown says:

    I got War Horror.


    The “horns” on his head are blades surgically implanted on his skull. His ribs have been pulled through his skin, the scar on his stomach is where they went in and reconstructed his ribcage. Also, his hands have been removed, his skin pushed back and has had blades grafted onto his bones.

    He normally has a keeper, but has escaped his captives. Once an instrument of war, is now an instrument of rampage and murder.

  56. HomicidalClown says:

    Ok, so apparently I’m dumb. I’m not sure how to make the link where you can click on it. If someone’ll tell me, I’ll repost it.

  57. William A. Peterson says:

    Aaron, this might shock and surprise you, but some of us aren’t ON Facebook (and don’t WANT to be)!
    You might reconsider how you post your pictures…
    There’s a LOT of good efforts out there, but, right now, my vote HAS to go with “Purple Devil”! πŸ˜‰

  58. HomicidalClown says:

    I got War Horror.

    The β€œhorns” on his head are blades surgically implanted on his skull. His ribs have been pulled through his skin, the scar on his stomach is where they went in and reconstructed his ribcage. Also, his hands have been removed, his skin pushed back and has had blades grafted onto his bones.

    He normally has a keeper, but has escaped his captives. Once an instrument of war, is now an instrument of rampage and murder.

  59. Gero says:

    I’m going to vote for my Pink Floyd ripoff…that or Robo Tornado

  60. MartianBlue says:

    There’s been some very nice entries. Some look like they’ve been ripped from actual comic books. I haven’t finished my guy yet, the character is done, Astro-Cat is his name by the way, but the overall picture isn’t finished yet. It sports a brand new MB custom item aswell, so hopefully, I’ll have it finished before to long. Good luck everyone, and keep the great entries coming.

  61. Jeff Hebert says:

    @Homicidal: Just paste in the URL directly, you don’t need tags or anything — WordPress will automatically turn it into a clickable link so long as it’s a URL (http://whateverwhatever etc.).

  62. LOL.
    Green Boy
    Blue Wonder
    Platinum Fly
    What is this, random porn generator? LOL.

  63. knight1192a says:

    Again, here’s the name that was produced:

    When college sophmore Amanda Yates discovered the talisman of telekileporidae she felt her dreams of finally gaining incredible mystical powers had come true. She proceded to visit a relatively out of the way local bookstore which dealt with rare and ancient tomes to see if she could learn more about the talisman.

    Only one the Hasu Magus Tomus had any mention of the talisman. From it Amanda learned that the talisman granted the user telekinetic abilities but it had one noticeable drawback. Unfortunately the page further describing the talisman was missing and Amanda was unable to discover what it was. When she approached the store owner he assured her that the page was somewhere in the store, it was just that the book was so old pages kept falling out on a regular basis and just that week he’d had to return twenty pages to it. He promised her he’d find the missing page and call her when he had it.

    Amanda left the book store and went to the bank where she worked as a teller, safe in the knowledge the old man would find the page for her. After all, he’d kept his word to her before on other books. It was while returning from the bathroom that her life would change as she discovered the bank was being robbed. Having not been seen, she ducked back into the bathroom and pulled out the talisman. Drawbacks or no, the talisman would grant her telekinetic abilities and she could use them to stop the thieves from robbing her bank. Chanting the incantation from the book, she felt a strange power wash over her. Instantly she knew she could move objects with her mind and so she stepped out and quickly lifted the thieves into the air, pulling their guns away from them.

    It was then several of her co-workers turned to her and started screaming in horror. No understanding what was happening, Amanda rushed back into the bathroom only to see a giant rabbit looking back at her. With a shock she realized the drawbacks were the talisman turned it’s user into a rabbit. She could only use her newfound telekinetic powers in this form.

    Luckily Amanda didn’t have to be a rabbit all the time, only when she used the talisman. Now she fights crime as the telekinetically empowered SUMMER BUNNY!!!

  64. Aaron says:

    William A. Peterson This might shock and suprise you….Some of us might not have a photobucket and might not want one…and some of us might not know how to post on the UGO forums…so before you make an obnoxious “your an idiot for posting on facebook” comment and think that there are reasons why people are posting on certain cites.

  65. Gero says:

    Facebook is way too intrusive. There are plenty of sites like photobucket and imageshack that only ask for a screen name and an e-mail address. Facebook wants all kinds of information that a lot of people might not be comfortable putting on the internet, so I can definately see where WillyPete is coming from. I don’t have a Facebook, either, and for just that reason…

  66. Anarchangel says:

    MB that guitar looks great. Jeff, we need a guitar πŸ˜€

  67. Worf says:

    @Aaron: Here’s the thing, Jeff isn’t too keen on sites that you have to sign up for in order to see the pictures. I suggest you create an account on picasa, flickr or one of the other sites where you can create a public gallery that does not require anyone else to be a member of that service in order to view the pictures(lots of other suggestions can be pulled from the other submissions). I think that was all that the other people here were trying to tell you, no name calling or implying other things about you.

  68. HomicidalClown says:

    @Jeff: Thanks. I knew there was reason to feel stupid.

  69. MartianBlue says:

    @Anarch, thanks alot. The shape was actually easier than I thought, the details took awhile, and I didn’t have the slightest ideal where to start with the overall graphical design.

    @Jeff, in light of HK’s comic cover how to, I suggest a comic cover contest. I’ve noticed that everyone is getting better with their creations, more details, etc. I’ve actually started work on one myself, It’s nowhere near finished, but I’m happy with how it’s turning out.

  70. Jeff Hebert says:

    I’m fine with Facebook if that’s the only option the person has, because I happen to have an account there. It’s definitely the least-favored of the various options, though, because as other have said, you have to actually sign up for an account to be able to see the images, which means not everyone’s going to be able to enjoy what you made. Others like ImageShack and such do not require the general visitor to have an account to see what you, the account holder, have posted.

  71. Worf says:

    @Mr.Vampire (#107): You and me both. I remember playing that thing ad nauseum. πŸ˜‰

  72. Jeff Hebert says:

    Oh man, I played the daylights out of that game (though it was “Asteroids” where I was from) on the original Atari game system. We actually ended up rolling the score on it … good times.

  73. Hakoon1 says:

    I know you already said Jeff, but just to confirm again (I panic about the smallest things, honestly), we are allowed to use the Seventh Sanctum generator, right?

  74. Jeff Hebert says:

    @Hakoon: I’d rather you didn’t, but if you feel like the ones you’d want are already taken then yes, you can use the Seventh Sanctum one.

  75. gero says:

    And my final entry will be: Green Dragon!

  76. gero says:

    Here it is, Green Dragon, my last entry into this contest. I’ve spent a lot more time than I usually do on these ones, so I’m hoping to finally get an honorable mention this time around!

  77. Hakoon1 says:

    @Jeff: Ok thanks. I think I’m Ok for availability so far.

    This is the Green Savage:

  78. Brons says:

    The generator gave me “Bronze Dragon”, and since I hadn’t yet tried out the new female parts, I decided to create…

    Victoria Lawless, the Irish-Chinese daughter of a famous explorer and adventurer. Raised in the Mysterious East and heavily trained in the martial arts, she is known where ever she is needed as the Bronze Dragon.

    Here she is in a plain masked PNG:

    And here on a background:

  79. Isia says:

    Well, the generator gave me a few that I passed up. I chose Dawn Flame. Hope you enjoy.

  80. Isia says:

    Ok don’t shoot me, these are the names it gave me.
    Violet Man and Black Kid.

  81. Ian says:

    I think due to NaNoWriMo I’ll only have time for the one entry, so I wanted to make it count. “Chrome Falcon” made me think of a 1950’s car, so I modeled my superhero along those lines, with chrome lines and hubcaps and stuff.

  82. Brons says:

    Now that the gals are no longer topless, I figured it was worth recreating the Bronze Dragon a little better dressed. And so here she is, Victoria Loveless (I must have had Lucy Lawless on the brain when I submitted the previous entry, she was always supposed to be Loveless, but my fingers weren’t taking proper dictation.) a.k.a. “The Bronze Dragon”.

    — Brons

  83. Brons says:

    Talk of fingers not taking dictation… HERE she is, Victoria Loveless a.k.a. β€œThe Bronze Dragon”:

    One more time with feeling.

    — Brons

  84. kyle says:

    how do you save an up-close pic of your character?

  85. Gero says:

    @Kyle: Do a print screen of it while in “Headshot View”, then copy into an image program like Paint, and save.

  86. Lawrence says:

    I give you the next generation of super soldier. War Wrecker

  87. Jeff Hebert says:

    @kyle: Sorry, didn’t see this until I was saving the entries.

    To save a close-up, you have to do a manual screen capture. Click on the Portrait view button, then do a screen capture as described in the FAQ: