The votes are in for the most popular DinoMarines, and I've chosen the top 6 to form the Omega Squad (in honor of the original dinosaurs being wiped out, the DinoMarines rank their units starting with Omega and working backwards from there). If you have a good idea for their squad nickname, let it rip in the comments. I put the cut-off there because that seemed to be the major break point (38 votes vs the 33 for the next spot) that would allow in enough members to be a team, without so many it got unwieldy.
The totals were:
You'll note that the top spot was a tie, with both Sergeant Cody "T-Dog" Thompson and Skyrazor getting 14.61% of the vote. As a result, I have cast the deciding vote and chosen "T-Dog" as Omega Squad leader! That means his chronicler, Tango, is our winner for the week, receiving his (or her) choice of either any item, or any portrait, to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 release. Congratulations!
I thought T-Dog's personality really came through more than any other entrant, and the illustration itself is great, from the background to the foreground to the character himself with the goofy helmet and back-slung mega-weapon. Just an all around awesome picture.
Backing him up is the guy who almost beat him out for the top assignment, Rancid's aerial specialist code-named "Skyrazor":
Next up is Haz's Elizabeth "Bug" Daleski, an illustration I just loved and probably would have chosen as the overall winner if I were picking (although it would have been close with T-Dog):
I loved Marx's camo design and the way he made "Fargo" look like he is stepping right into the frame, giving the whole image much more dynamism:
Gargoyle323 gives us the next squadmate, the communications specialist Nick "Rockpile" Lowe, who in addition to being a cool looking character is also, like Fargo, in a great setting (note T-Dog on-screen in the background barking for an update):
Bringing up the rear is Imp's no-nonsense Sergeant Bronto, the sixth and final DinoMarine in Omega Squad, featuring the usual Imp-brand high level of color cohesiveness and character design:
A great job by all, thanks again for the wonderful entries. Y'all rock! I hope you got a kick out of the team and I hope one day one of you puts out the definitive "DinoMarines" comic book.
Congrats to all members of the DinoMarines Squad Omega! Also congrats to Tango and Rancid for being top vote getters.(Good job with the win,Tango!). Great job by Haz, Marx and Imp on making the team.
Thanks for selecting “Rockpile” onto the team. I feel honored to finish 5th,7th and 8th in the overall voting. Thanks to all who voted for them. I’ll keep knocking on that door trying to win one of these contest!
Again,congrats to all winners and all that entered.There was a lot of great entries in this contest.
If I may suggest something, maybe the next character contest should be us coming up with characters to oppose the Dinomarines…..maybe the Mammalian Marines?
The Beast Commandos?
The Cenozoic Rangers?
The Mega Berets? (in reference to Megafauna)
-Perhaps one of which could be the place for ‘African Mammoth’: I really liked the character, but didn’t vote for him/her/it because he/she/it didn’t quite fit ‘The Dino Marines’.
ohhhhh come on!!! LOL
Wow! Talk about a nice surprise to come home to! Thank all of you who voted for ol’ T-Dog, and congratulations to all of his comrades!
Also, just to put it out there, I am indeed a he. 🙂
Congratulations everyone who made the team! And especially Tango. T-Dog rocks! It’s incredible how much personality you infused in the character, especially considering your use of the generic lizard head. His body language is perfect.
I’m so psyched to see Bug up there. Woohoo! And wow. Thank you for the compliment, Jeff. That’s high praise.
The Omega Squad
AKA. . .
Tarheads (for the mammalians)
“Mobilize, Entrap, and Overpower!”
“Temper Ty: You Will Die!”
Think about my idea good sir! It will be a good contest if you do?
Riddlerclue, I don’t know, we already HAVE “mammalian Marines” — they’re called “The Marines” 🙂
Now that I’ve thought long and hard about it, I know exactly what item I’d like to see included: an oni mask! Like from Japanese mythology.
You got it, Tango.
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