SOD.116 – Tempest

One of my early Champions rules-lawyer characters. I wanted to see what it would be like to play a Speed 12 guy, sue me. This is the first serious attempt at a costume. He's an on-the-streets type of guy, and clearly loves his Chicago Cubs. I wanted his costume to be made up of actual clothing parts you could see a regular guy assembling, even stashed in a handy gym bag for when he needs a quick change. Thus the cap, the mask (which he forgets more often than not, preferring just to keep the cap pulled low and moving so fast people don't get a good look at him), modified leather sports jacket, Underarmour stretch shirt with the lightning logo on it, jeans, and sneakers.

18 Responses to SOD.116 – Tempest

  1. remy says:

    being a huge cubs fan, i quite like this guy. He’s an interesting idea for a character. Are you going to do more with him?

  2. Sol Invictus says:

    That’s a really cool character. Love the background and the graffiti tag at the bottom, too. But I was wondering…since he’s a Cubs fan, does that mean he loses all his fights? (tee-hee)

  3. Danny Beaty says:

    I like this guy. All the colors work, the design is great! I hope you add his face to HM3. I have a similar character called “the Angry American.”

  4. Danny Beaty says:

    The Angry American’s weapon “Slugger” was in the recent weapons contest.

  5. Jeff Hebert says:

    Thanks guys, glad you like him. I have no plans to do anything with him, he was so blatantly in violation of the spirit of the rules that I never actually played him in a real campaign, so he’s remained as sort of a testament to my power gaming days and there he’ll likely stay.

  6. MartianBlue says:

    Needs some head wings 😀
    I particularly like his suit. Th only criticism I have is the red doesn’t really tie into anything.

  7. Jeff Hebert says:

    lol@wings! Good point about the red, MB. Of course it’s on the hat because that’s the Cubs, but at one point the currently gray part of the jacket was red (too “Thriller”), then the hourglass logo on the shirt was red (too Black Widow), then I changed all that and couldn’t figure out where else to put it. So yeah, it kind of is random up there, but I can’t get rid of it and still have it be an actual Cubs hat, so I don’t know quite what to do.

  8. MartianBlue says:

    What about the shoes? Red sneakers? with white toes? or I would try a couple of red strips on the side probably. Something small could really tie it all in I think.

    But I really like the overall character. Nicely done.

  9. Danny Beaty says:

    I think the red works just fine. I wouldn’t change anything about this picture.

  10. Runt82 says:

    As a White Sox fan, I am apalled that this monstrosity was allowed to be seen. It’s absolutely terrible and it should be thrown away, never to be seen again.

    All that aside, it’s an excellent drawing, but the cap needs to be changed, pronto. 😛

  11. Connor S. says:

    Lol Runt. I’m an Angels fan, so no bad blood with the Cubs. But if it was a Vikings cap… 😛 Really nice job Jeff, great art and color scheme. Also has a lot of originality.

  12. John says:

    *raises hand*

    I remember Tempest, and I remember playing against him. Total pain in the butt as I recall.

  13. Jeff Hebert says:

    @John: Particularly for the GM! I think it was like “OK, round 11, who goes? Tempest … again.”

  14. Legatus says:

    SPD 12 is nasty! I wouldn’t allow that for a street-level character. Even Spider-Man would rank only as a 9. Twelve is for cosmic level beings.

  15. dementedtheclown says:

    Gives me a static shock feeling

  16. John says:

    @Jeff – yes, and since you were playing him, that meant the particular GM was me.

    I think you test-drove him against the Arctic Circle®. Hm. Perhaps I need to do a series of Arctic Circle® FSOW drawings…

  17. XavierKain says:

    I myself also prefer to use actual clothing items in my designs i thinks its more practical then spandex and i find it hard to take anyone clad entirely in spandex seriously, this guy looks pretty baddass, probably wouldn’t look so badass in spandex, i also prefer actual clothing items because they can have something called storage space, pockets, cargo pockets, etc to keep stuff in that the hero/villain might need. Anyways good job on the design i like it.

  18. cavalier says:

    @XavierKain That’s why we got pouches in the 80’s. Lots and lots of pouches. Even if we almost never used them.