Friday Night Fights 3 Round 3: Mentalist

With great pleasure, I present Round Three of Friday Night Fights 3, featuring the following fantastic fights:

As a quick review, there are two head-to-head contests this week. You can vote once in each matchup for your favorite. The winner of each fight will duke it out head-to-head next week for the Championship.

Good luck to our Final Four! Note that you can click on the image in the poll to see it full-size, and that once again results will be hidden until the polls close next Friday at 1 a.m. Mountain Time.

headlessgeneral vs. Martian Blue

  • headlessgeneral's Jean of "The Stars": "Do you think I can do it?"

    "You are a 90 pound girl who regularly competes against the best in the universe. You brought together the biggest, meanest guys alive to fight with you. And you are only a 19 year old from Earth. I think you can do anything."

  • Martian Blue's Nightmare of "Midnight Mavericks": “A Dream of Midnight” (the origin of Nightmare)
    - “The Midnight Mavericks” newest face and definitely in contention for most powerful, “Nightmare”, has the ability of mental projection. (Nightmare is powerful as is, growing stronger every day, but if he can work past his mental block he could be one of the most powerful superheroes ever with his powers range. He can project anything he can imagine, but has a special affinity for animals and thus chooses them most of the time from a brute force such as a T-Rex, to an flying escape such as a giant bird, and beyond.) An enigma in his own right, seemingly normal, his powers didn’t materialize until he intervened in the rape of a young women, getting beaten within inches of his life, and left for dead only after the woman was overheard calling the police. Once in the hospital the woman visits regularly every day for a time, but her visits grow further apart as he shows no sign of waking from his coma, until she stops coming entirely. Meanwhile his tending nurse finds a tender spot in her heart for him, first solely out of pity for the simple fact no one came to visit, “…how can no one care about him at all?…”, but soon she finds she has unexplainably come to love him. Her and her brother takes up paying his hospital bill to keep him from being discarded like an old piece of meat. “…I had a dream about you…”, the nurse turns to face the young man, her face a mixture of surprise and happiness, “…Well, welcome back. You’ll have to tell me all about it…” (Hmmm, Could his powers have been in work while his body wasn’t? Could he have mentally projected himself into the nurse’s dreams? Could her seemingly unexplained love have actually blossomed within a series of dreams?) While in physical therapy, unintentionally straining his brain to support his body, revealing his powers he has a blinding flash of something attacking him and collapses. Leaving out the part about his powers, the therapist has a doctor run some tests on him, “…His memory is completely intact, except for the incident. His mind is trying to bypass the traumatic experience, but when he reaches a certain level of brain activity the connection is in fact partially made giving the memory light, but because it is only partial, it can’t be establish as a full memory, making it seem as if something is attacking him. I’d suggest a physiologist, but have to admit, I’ve never seen anything like it?…” When introduced into the team, “Gadget” took an instant liking to him, creating animosity between her and the more reserved “Gale”.

    - Nightmare/Mentalist – Team Role: Versatile / Powers: Mental Projection

DiCicatriz vs. AMS

  • DiCicatriz - Asylum of "Quintessence": A mysterious woman rescued from a mental institution by Flux. She claims to be the youngest of five sisters, all of them tortured and killed by a father who feared their psychic potential. As they were killed they sequestered themselves within her mind, obliterating their father when he finally turned his attention to her. As their physical bodies were gone, the siblings now reside within their surviving sister. Asylum claims to have no psychic abilities of her own, the manifestation of which she credits to her sisters. They emerge from her as astral projections, protecting their sister with telekinetic constructs and devastating telepathic assaults.
  • AMS - Capt. Ryan Williams of "Red Dawn":
    - Powerful telepath, able to read and project thoughts into others.
    - Emits “mind bomb” which renders all in a 100 yard radius stunned, including Capt. Williams. Weapon of last resort.

Good luck, fellahs!

15 Responses to Friday Night Fights 3 Round 3: Mentalist

  1. JordanXord says:

    Is there a chance to see the participating teams fully assembled at the end of the contest? I think it could be an excellent idea (if possible with backstories and all, of course). Thanks.

  2. Worf says:

    Oh man this is hard to choose. All great pictures.

    AMS has got the most obvious team uniform and a very evocative pose, but DiCicatriz’s glow effect on the energy projections is just awesome.

    On the other side, Headlessgeneral has the best telekinesis effect I’ve ever seen with HM and Martian Blue’s see-through energy T-Rex is inspired.

    It’s interesting that the two without backgrounds are going head-to-head and the other two have basically the same background, a simple gradient.

    I’m going to have to nitpick a LOT more to make some kind of choice here….. Thanks for the headache guys. Great work all around.

  3. Asder says:

    Well sometimes you have to lose to get better, and thanks for all the votes.

    @DiCicatriz: That´s &%$!@#€ awesome. I´m working on something like that inspired on the asuras.

    @headlessgeneral: I tottally agree with Worf the best telekinesis effect ever created here, and as usual i love the highlighting.

  4. ams says:

    Wow, I won my first prize! Thanks for all the votes in the last round.

    Here is an update of my team pic with Capt. Ryan Williams included.

    Good luck to all the other finalists and cheers!

  5. DiCicatriz says:

    Wow! Thanks everybody, I’m so grateful for your support. Can’t wait to see how this round plays out 

  6. JordanXord says:

    ams, i salute you my friend! The group pic on your characters; EXCELSIOR!

  7. ajw says:

    Martian blue: nightmare’s design is badass!

  8. Myro says:

    This one’s going to be a tough one to decide in both brackets. All four of these HeroMachinists have been bringing it every week so far, and all 4 designs are very good.

  9. VonMalcolm says:

    Man, I am having a hard time with this round; both bouts are neck and neck for me. I still haven’t decided yet: I may have to go with which characters fit best with their team’s concept.

  10. Jessica says:

    I am absolutely in awe of all four of these. It is tough to choose. On the one hand, Martian Blue has this awesome projected dinosaur thing (I am a BIG FAN of dinosaurs!) On the other, headlessgeneral has this whole telekinetic thing going on that just makes me think “Why didn’t I do that?!” And DiCicatriz, those projections of the sisters are just unreal! All I gotta say is Wow! And of course, I love how AMS’s Capt. Williams looks like he is both psychic and in motion! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You guys rock!!!

  11. headlessgeneral says:

    Thanks everyone for the support and thanks Worf, Asder, and Jessica for the kind words.

    @Asder; I was very surprised by the way the vote went last round. I’m a big fan of your work and I liked your Hitman so much(better than my Jana) and probably would have voted for him if it wasn’t me he was going against.

    Again, great job everyone and good luck to Martian Blue, Ams, And DiCicatriz(and myself) in the next round!

  12. Tarkabarka says:

    I gratulate the final four.

  13. Xenowolf says:

    Now I see why my Tarot reading job is no more… Dici PROVES his # 2 ranking is on point… Mar-Blue edges out Headless, with the dino effect… DiCi will win the crown… In the end Ams is the best over all but Capt Ryan is just a little dull compared to his other team members… good luck to all.
    why a mentalist gotta be bald… shades of Xaiver haunt us too often:)

  14. MartianBlue says:

    Thanks AJW (#7)

    I would like to take a moment and thank everyone for getting me this far, I would also like to wish my fellow competitors as well as the consolation contenders good luck. There have been many great creations and competitors in this edition of FnF, I’ve really enjoyed the contest thus far, in both this, the primary bracket, and the consolation rounds as well, and am looking forward to the finale, whether I be in it or not.

    Instead of saying who gets my votes, I’ll just point out the primary thing that jumps at me from each entrant.

    Nightmare “The Midnight Mavericks”(martianblue)
    The dino effect, and the cape/mouth

    Jean “The Stars”(headlessgeneral)
    The telekenetic representation ranging from the coloring, to the placement, to the layout

    Assylum “Quintessence”(dicicatriz)
    The projection of the 4 dead sisters, just beautifully done

    Capt. Ryan Williams “Red Dawn”(ams)
    The pose/telekentic effect. I would make one small suggestion, I’m not sure if the effect is custom built or not, but I would custom build it in front of the head, I think it could look better?

    I do have a favorite in this round as well, but without giving it away, I will say it’s in the match between DiCicatriz and AMS

  15. ams says:

    @Xenowolf – I hear what your saying about Capt Ryan being a little dull, but that was on purpose. I wanted to make him sort of the character that was more on the human side and readers (if it ever made it to comic status) would relate to easier. The story of the team would most likely be told through his point of view. And yes, I slapped myself in the head when I made him bald, but that head item had just been added to the inventory and I could figure out the hair for it yet.