Your Character Design Challenge this week is to create the most awesome illustration possible featuring the idea of an every-day super-powered individual, like the sort of thing you would see in the TV show "Heroes" using HeroMachine 3.
In other words, you want someone (or someTHING) that looks like they might exist in the everyday world, only they have super-powers. For example, I used to play a guy in our Champions game named "Tempest", who had super-speed powers. But his "costume" was basically just a jacket and a Cubs cap (he lived in Chicago). The distinguishing marks were a lightning bolt pattern on the leather coat and a blue hourglass tee-shirt. But you wouldn't think anything of him if you passed him in the street. Here's how he looked:
So no spandex-and-capes, these are the kinds of characters who could pass for regular folks.
I'll pick my personal favorites when the week is over, with the one I like best being featured in the right column for the week. The rules otherwise are the same as always:
- All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums, ImageShack, PhotoBucket, or whatever);
- Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
- The image cannot have been used in any previous HeroMachine challenge;
- Please name your files as [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his "Bayou Belle" character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
- Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.
- All entries must be in by next Monday, when I'll choose my personal favorites.
No limit on entries this week, so knock yourselves out. Just make them good!
Thanks to Kaldath via Facebook for the idea, by the way!
quick question does he have to have super-powers or can he be a “Gadgeteer”
Gadgeteers are fine.
do the heros have to be modern or can we do an everyday hero from the past like from the 1930s and be wearing clothing from that period of time.
Modern only. I open it up beyond that and I start getting knights (“Hey, that’s what they wore every day!”) and such.
WTH? My whole post just disappeared!
Mister Hipster. Costumes are too mainstream.
Well, let’s try this again!
The Cockroach was a cop until his only daughter overdosed and his wife committed suicide over it. He crawled into a bottle for several years after that, drinking up his savings while sleeping in alleys and under bridges. After being attacked by (and soundly defeating) a gang of crack-heads, he declared a one-man war on drug dealers and became the Cockroach. A homeless hero, he sleeps at Missions and eats at soup kitchens so he can overhear the drug addicts discussing where to get their stuff. He then follows them, follows their supplier, and works his way up the chain to the drug lords.
His costume consists of a leather jacket lined with chainmail and kevlar, knee and elbow pads, steel toed boots with retractable climbing spikes, elbow length metal gauntlets with built-in stun guns and Ninja dragon-claws for climbing and slashing, and a concealed helmet. The cap, hair, beard, sunglasses, lips and nose are all of a piece. The facial parts contain a gas mask, and the glasses are part of an active infra-red vision system illuminated by LEDs in the smiley button. The flat portion of the military style cap contains a metal plate mounted on a spring to protect him from the blunt objects such vigilantes seem to always get hit by from behing, and the hatband contains a police band radio to warn him of approaching lawmen.
He has two silenced .45’s that he carries in the front pockets of the jacket while the chest pockets contain tear gas bombs and flash-bangs. The wide belt covers the small grapnel-hook gun he carries in the small of his back, and it and its sheath serve to protect his kidneys from attack.
Unlike 99% of all superheroes, he uses no device or skill that you or I could not learn, obtain or build.
In a world where Everything is Connected and Connection equals power, The Hunter trained in Technology posses the skills to hack anything and maybe even anyone all from his mobile device. Assigned to hunt down those who harness the power for themselves. Usually sent out during night with a mask to cover their identity but are trained to blend with the citizens of the district they occupy.
My post Disappeared! D: Let’s try again.
Mister Hipster. Costumes are too mainstream.
He was a regular man when he was bitten by a hipster gypsy, giving him the powers to avoid all things mainstream, and turn others into hipsters! MUAHAHAHA
Warp-he can time travel, slow down time, stop time, speed up time.
The things on his chest and hands helps him focus his powers so he can choose whether to speed up time/reverse it etc.
This is BOO!
He is a leader of a gang in New York and has a special ability that allows him to conjure fear and force it into his enemies. He has been attacked many times and challenged for his position as the leader of the gang, but he always wins because he scares the enemy into running away. After many years of rival gang members running away from him in fear, he was given the name Boo.
Wolfgang (Real name Zane Braxton) is part wolf part man and has been since he was 5 (now 22). He has full control over his wolf abilities most of the time, exception is in times of rage or the full moon, then parts of him start to change (as seen here). He still wears his Letterman jacket from High School and shades to hide his yellow eyes.
He fights those that upset order, he hates those who abuse those who can’t/won’t fight back.
His pet, Blaidd, is a wolf/husky mix. Trained to fight with him.
Name: Black Eagle (in honour of a Toronto landmark in an amazing neighborhood)
Powers: flight, night vision
Suffice to say I have walked down some “colourful” streets.
Powers/Gadgets/Abilities: Carries copious amounts of explosives and explosive accessories with him at all times, including an M-79 grenade launcher (he often does leave this one at home, for obvious reasons), frag grenades, and dynamite (His excuse is that “you never know when you’ll need them”). He also carries two bats, The Hater Hurter and The Bulldog. He also discovered (by complete accident, of course) that he had the superhuman ability to absorb energy and use it against his foes, whoever they may be.
Alexander -Bushman- Gordan is a time traveler originally from the Australian Outback in the year 2017 right before the world changed and mutants came into light instead of hiding. He found out he could travel in time when he was 18, falling asleep and having a nightmare about dinosaurs only to wake up back in the Jurassic era. He thought about the year 2017 just before being stepped on by a Stegosaurus. He then began to travel through time at will. He spent some time at The Temple in a few different eras. He has often been asked by different heroes about their fates but is forbidden to tell them by The Master.
His favorite weapon is a laser sniper rifle he picked up in the year 2054. This is a one of a kind rifle especially made for Alex by someone he befriended in that year.
Adam has the ability of Kinetic Absorption, and he loves to play up the mutant/hero role. He is one of The Masters’ best but undisciplined students. He came to The Temple a troubled teen; he just suffered the loss of his sister by a drive-by shooting. He discovered his powers when she was killed; he was so angry he blew up the car and killed all the gang members in the car with his newly found powers. He was taught how to use his powers for good instead of revenge but still has a strong distaste for gangs.
His best friend is Abyss, who he fights’ alongside with against the pirates when he can. He loves the ocean and even retrofitted his car The Prowler to turn into a boat.
Alright, this is my first entry ever and I really don’t know if I will do this again (because I don’t have too much creativity and because I’m not that good).
This character is more like a concept and not the “final” version. It’s from my fictional story and like all the others from there, she’s a mutant.
Her name is Crystal Griffiths and her power is photokinesis and she is 19 years old. Yes, she dresses like this everyday, it’s her style, she is a “medieval goth”.
Her parents don’t accept her lifestyle and they’re always fighting. One day, Crystal decides to leave her home and starts living with her aunt, who accepts and gives her shelter. In the camp for mutants (which her aunt found out) everyone is afraid of her. Later in the story, Crystal discovers that she inherited a mutation from her grandmother: teleportation. With this, she becomes one of the most powerful mutants from the camp.
That’s the basic about her. Crystal is so much more complex than this, but I can only say that 🙂
P.S.: Sorry about my english, it isn’t my native language.
This is one of Ian Healy’s characters that I created for his contest, but ended up not submitting.
Everyday people still wear fedoras, right?
In the final battle against their greatest foe, “Wraith,” Elena and Conner were catapulted into future and past versions of their own universe. Elena found herself in a close future in which she had died there, and was forced to find what had happened to Conner in the intervening years. Eventually she reunites with her lover, who had set up in New York as the father figure for a small group of non-and sub-humans. Losing Elena had forced Conner to experiance the aging process for the first time in nearly two-hundred years, but even after everything the werewolf still loved her. Will he be able to let her go, and return to her proper time?
This is the Blue Shield!
His abilities are to set time back by 20 seconds, just enough time to fix mistake. He discovered this ability when he was a young child, he witnessed his little brother run into a street and get struck by a car. After witnessing this tragic accident his emotions ran wild and started his ability for the first time. Time went back 20 seconds and he was given a chance to save his brothers life.
He gave himself the name Blue Shield because on countless occasions he has saved someone’s life by using his ability.
An outcast throughout school, Lita spent most of her time listening to her favorite metal artists. One day, while singing along, she discovered she could project her voice into both the super- and sub-sonic ranges. After years of training, she has honed her abilities to become a powerful force for good. In her day job at a music store, she came into possession of a magical guitar. Named D.I.M.E (Destructive Instrument of Magical Energy), it is an interdimensional artifact able to transform into a variety of weapons and devices, and can only be used by a true hero. With her guitar and powerful voice, Lita spends her nights cleaning up the streets of those that would harm the innocent. Evil-doers beware, all fear The Sentinel!
Uh, he’s your character and you can name him whatever you want but I can think of a few other names that might fit better in case you want:
ps. feel free to tell me to go F myself in case I’m oversteping. 😉
Sapphire (real name Eve Larabee), a modern witch who uses her magic to help those in need. Her spells include: flight, magi blade, fire whip, and armor field. She discovered her power while reading a book in the library she works in.
I do 🙂
Close up view of a music box. The music box doll comes to life at night in order to battle shadow people that haunt children. She uses the power of nature. Sorry if the link isn’t right, first time entering a contest.
Black Rose (real name Vivan Kabacinski) is a Punk Roller skater turned crime fighter after a freak occurrence turned her into the fastest girl around. With her heightened speed and reflexes she takes to the streets to try to stop a criminal before they have even begun the crime.
Here’s my two
Project Prime 7
Angelann Dawson grew up an army brat and never really cared much for moving as much as she did, now turning sixteen her power of creating kinetic fields starts wrecking her life, she realizes that her mother was trying to keep her safe, away from the group of scentists that messed with her DNA as a newborn. 7 subjects were given the Prime Compound at birth. 3 are dead, the rest are on the run.
John “Lightning” Reynolds was a leader of an anti-gang group called “The Great Order”.Kevin “The Victor” James,a wanted murderer, was a leader of a gang,thus,disliking Reynolds.One day during a meeting,it began raining.After the meeting,James’ gang ambushed Reynolds and tied him to a lightning rod.When lightning struck him,he fell.Thinking he was dead,James’ crew threw him beside a nearby river.When he regained conciusness,he didn’t remember a thing.He went to The Great Order’s Shooting range,only to discover his lightning powers.Since then,he was called “Great Lightning”.
Sorry.Here’s the working link:
Me too. And my sister. 🙂
Where’s the lack of creativity? This is pretty good and has a good story line too.
A Black Ops experiment in manufacturing robotic soldiers who was imbued with a bit too much conscience, he escaped from the lab to attempt to solve the problem of violence in human society. Not programmed with a fashion sense, he attempted to blend in by keeping his hands in his pockets and his hat pulled low, but soon figured out that he should stay in the shadows.
Entry #1: Hanako The Pyromancer
Criana Vashi is a super strength child, the perfect combination that totally won’t cause any problems including but not limited to: collapsing building, broken car, and other such things.
Am I the only person who doesn’t find this idea particularly engaging to the imagination? Whatever I can think of here is “just some random dude” and that I don’t feel like is worth “designing”.
No one says you have to like everything. You can do Ian’s “Just Cause” if you want, or you can wait till Saturday to see what the Pop Quiz. Or, I don’t know, read a book or something.
Actually this can be as engaging or un-engaging for the imagination as you feel like making it. The idea is to show someone with superpowers without a costume. now you can just make an average Joe with a energy effect ( like I did ) to show the powers, OR you can design the Effects of the powers, whats it really look like to control a wall of water, or to be a Master of Plant control? Without the costume to give clues to a power set it can be very difficult to actually illustrate some super abilities.
Entry #2 Arson
Sure, I’ll play!
Orpheus was just a violinist before his wife of only a day was killed by a gang know as “The Snakes”. He vowed he would some how avenge her death and took up a pact with the ancient gods. He was given a gift the gift to influence the mind through hypnotism, but the only way he can do so is through music. His songs can do anything from causing the target to sleep or to sending them into a fit of emotional hysteria (rage, fear, sadness, joy, etc.).
(not so subtle Greek myth reference…)
Carmen Jones, a.k.a. Seraph, has the powers of flight and fire conjuring that she focuses through an amulet she wears around her neck. She found the amulet at an antiques bazaar, which, not entirely to her surprise, had vanished without trace or record when she tried to find it again. Carmen hesistates to use her newfound powers (except defensively) because she still knows so little about them and the consequenses they are sure to have, but always keeps the amulet on her person lest it fall into more careless hands.
And a headshot, for a better view of the amulet.
Rebecca Lewis thought she was just like any other teenager, but she was intact a mutant. Her powers manifested themselves when she saw her friend get hit by a car. The stress caused two foot long spikes to burst from her arms. After she got over the initial shock, she began to explore her mutation more thoroughly, discovering that her entire skeleton is laced with retractable spikes, each laced with a toxin that can either kill or stun, depending on her emotional state. After seeing another friend getting mugged, she vowed to put her powers to good use.
Jessica McCrandall aka Dee Tension uses her tech skills as well as her vast knowledge of social media to lead a revolving team of super-powered teens known in the media as “The Brown Baggers”.
That’s a weird answer Jeff. I wasn’t expecting a “don’t do it if you don’t like it” from you. More of a reason why it could be awesome, or something of the sort.
It’s just that no matter how long I think about it, I’m either drawing a complete blank, or whatever comes up seems so… mundane. Doesn’t feel like a hero at all to me. I think I’ll pass on this one, but just know my opinion that this seems like a waste.
No ill admit i could not come up with a good name last night. I worked a 12 hour shift and was beat haha but I think im gonna change it to Flashback! Thanks for the good advice!
“Your contest idea is shitty. Now get off your ass and inspire me!”
Yeah, I can’t imagine why my response would be less than enthusiastic 🙂
Look, it’s not fair for me to come in here and comment on anyone’s work or words until the contest’s over. If you’re not inspired, and I spend time pumping you up, how is that equitable to the person who thought of something all on their own?
My response wasn’t intended to be dismissive. But if the concept doesn’t excite you, that’s fine. There are plenty of other ways to amuse yourself. It’s not my job to tell you what to do, it’s just my job to put stuff out there and see how it goes. I appreciate you sharing your feelings about the lousiness of the idea, as maybe that will help me come up with more popular ones down the line, but I can’t do much more than say “thanks”. The rest is up to you and the other folks who choose to participate.
Here is a repost.
I decided to change Blue Shields name to Flashback!
Thanks for the advice Worf!
Here is Flashback!
Anthony Headley aka Recess. A member of “The Brown Baggers”, Recess can cause temporal rifts allowing him to travel back and forward in time. He currently has six girlfriends.
In the aftermath of a battle between the local superhero team and an army of extra-dimensional creatures, vagrant 19 year old Portia Dimare came across a glowing relic that had been left there by the invading creatures’ mages. When she picked it up, thinking that she could sell it for a good price, the alien energies from the strange device entered her, making her eyes and hair dark blue and giving her the power to create portals that passed through another dimension and back into our own. Taking advantage of this interesting new ability, she decided to use it to steal money and protect herself and her younger brother. After weeks of practice, she perfected her powers and could use the portals to port herself in and out of bank vaults undetected, trap and even dismember opponents by sucking their limbs into small portals and closing them off, port her own limbs during combat to take on enemies from all sides, deflect bullets by portalling them back at the shooter, and conceal herself and others by disappearing into the shadows of a portal.
Daemon slayer, Maybe a little bit to bloody, but that how in reality heroes would look. And about special powers, well any girl who cud wield such a huge sword definitely must have special powers. 🙂
That’s kinda cool actually, how did you get the blood effects on her body?
After getting caught up in some shady business in his youth, Walter Thomas ended up going to prison, where he volunteered to take part in an experiment testing a new superhero formula. The test granted him the power to control and emit light waves and, with his new found power, Walter promised to return to the community on the right side of the law. However, the day he got out of prison he was blinded when a gang set off a flash bomb in his neighbourhood. However, he kept his promise and now fights crime as Lightshow, but he will never know how cruel his friends are.
Backstory: Mitch Schrader’s passion was music. He played the guitar with all he had in him for his band, The 7 Deceptions. The only thing about it was…He was RUBBISH! Genuinely terrible at music, both vocal and instrumental. In fact, he was so bad, his band kicked him out and abandoned him! Mitch hit such a low point that he turned to the absolute last resort…He sold his soul to the devil. He asked for the power to play the guitar like no one else. The devil granted his wish, and Mitch Schrader was transformed into Shred! He kicked down the door of his former bandmate’s apartment and shouted, “Prepare to have your mind blown!” Then he began to shred on his guitar like never before. Little did he know that the energy that he generated from his guitar-playing had killed his former bandmate and destroyed the whole apartment. He then realized that his deal with the devil had turned him into an engine of pain instead of a rockstar. He looked down at his hands in terror, as they now bore the pentagram, as a terrible reminder of his dark deal. He then looked to his guitar, which was glowing with the newly-absorbed soul of his friend. When he went to pick the guitar up, the soul flew into his hand and filled him with intense energy. Shred then went mad with power and decided to fulfill his dark destiny as…SHRED!!!
(Sorry it’s so long)
does he have to be a hero…can i make a villain O_o???
Natalie Chong Tai aka Hall Pass is the fastest human on earth. She is a charter member of “The Brown Baggers”. When she is bored she pops over to Bangkok for tea with her grandmother.
This is one of my own characters that i made a while ago that i think fits into this contest.. His name is Mannequinn. He worked in a facility that made bleach products. when he got in trouble with some loan sharks they tossed him in one of the vats of bleach. they burned off his nose, his ears, and bleached his skin to a pale white.. luckly he knew a good doctor. His wife. one of the best surgeons in the area. He got well again but it would cost thousands of dollars that they do not have to fix his appearance to what he used to be. He wanted to get the money to fix it. He wanted revenge on the loan sharks so he came up with a plan. He stitched a cosume together to look like one of the loan sharks.
His plan went perfectly.. he got past the guards and through the security taking everyone that he saw out. He finally got to the boss and killed the guards that were in his room. He was furious and wanted revenge on the people who did this to him.. he interigated the boss yelling, punishing him untill he told him who it was that did that to him. He punished him up untill he had nothing left.. then left him to die.
The Head of all of the operations was not there he was the one that did it to him. He stole all of the money.. but that didnt make him happy. He started to like his appearance. The Costumes and everything he was now.. he accepted who he was and went crazy. He sat in his house laughing and snickering as his wife left. he didnt care. he lost his job. he didnt care. he didnt care about any real life problems now. He was insane. He just wanted chaos… He just wanted to see the world burn.
Mike Venner aka Chalk new only too well the hardships of being the skinny, pale, red-headed kid in school. It was during one of his many locker stays that he discovered that if he concentrated he could transform into minute dust particles and re-appear at a place more his style – Metallica concerts for instance. He is the newest addition to “The Brown Baggers.”
Rex Raider is the Chief of Police in Denver, Colorado. He has possessed mutant powers since he was a child, but only at age 38 did he discover them: his friend, another police officer, was killed in a gunfight, and the anger and sadness he felt over his friend’s death caused his powers to awaken. Now, Raider uses his enhanced strength (8x that of the strongest human) and superior agility, durability and reaction time to protect his hometown of Denver. He is a kind man that will always attempt to find a nonviolent solution before injuring anyone, but will do so when necessary; after all, he has sworn to Protect and Serve.
1) Thanks for the nod. Glad I could help.
2) just another question, shouldn’t the image now be named nha247-flashback.png ???? 😉 😀
Guardian – by night and by day (insets).
Entry #3: Lance Regal
Trevor Hayes aka Goal Post was badly injured on the gridiron as he struggled to gel his athletic ability with his super-human strength. Even today, despite the team’s guidance, he is an accident waiting to happen. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, he is the muscle behind “The Brown Baggers”.
HAHA! That is true! Thanks again! Im messing up a lot today!
Here is Dr. Choi!
He is a very successful doctor who has healing powers. He has performed only one surgery in his whole career, that patient died on the operating table. After he discovered his gift he made it a promise to heal any patient that came to his office without any medicine or surgery.
I dunno. Seems to me that Dr. Choi’s real superpower is not getting malpractice lawsuits from here to Kingdom Come after letting a patient die on the operating table!
Superpowers are all well and good, but what if you’re physically incapable of blending in? Here we see what happens when a “non-human” Superhero becomes well known: media attention.
MUTANTS: ARE THEY LIVING AMONG US?
— Aindréas Alexander O’Brien lives in a shack on the outskirts of Chicago, repairs vintage cars and spends his free time practicing acrobatics. He is also the mastermind behind the urban legend “Chicago Devil” who has captivated the minds of millions.
— But get this: it’s not actually an urban legend.
— Born with a bizarre birth defect which grants him red skin and multiple arms, among other things, Aindréas aka “Devil” has been sequestered from the world for much of his life. Growing up with his aunt Mildred, she kept him indoors as a child for fear of the public’s response, but Aindréas escaped in ’97 to explore the city of his birth, leading to the first sighting of Chicago’s infamous “Devil.”
— Now, years later, the Devil roams the streets fighting crime. And he has a surprising following among the city’s populace.
— CONTINUED ON PAGE 25
Yay, second entry!
Skye Thomas was not born with powers. One day while playing outside with her younger sister, the two girls were caught in a radioactive beam from the gun of Gamma Man, a local supervillain. Her sister was killed instantly, but six-year-old Skye was thrown into a snow bank, where the radioactive particles mutated her. Her skin turned pale and eyes changed to an icy blue, but most of all, it gave her power over the cold. Now, eleven years later, Skye uses her powers to protect the children of the city from harm, whether extraordinary or everyday. She is able to shoot blasts of cold, call storms, and create ice projectiles, such as her Frost Knives. Calling herself Polara, she will make sure no children suffer while she has the power to protect them.
Joseph DiMaggio was the newly minted head of a uranium mining empire, who was accidentally exposed to lethal amounts of his own product in a protest gone wrong. Now able to transmit radiation onto others, he uses his new powers to threaten would-be competitors to sell out to him…no-one said using superpowers on Wall Street was illegal, right?
Bringman St George: Owner and Ceo Of Bone Gold Records
Street Name: Complex (They say he has a God Complex)
Powers: High Priest of The Skull Sect. Skull Sect Talisman gives him super strenght and a Fear Aura.
(Continuing in the same vein as Devil… this one is inspired by a TV show called Alphas.)
Who said superpowers had to be used to stop crime? …Here we see a teenager who can read electromagnetic wavelengths using his power to leech free Wi-Fi and take a phone call from his girlfriend. The dancing signals can be distracting at times, but it’s worth it to not have to pay for Cable.
This is my first post. But essentially i based this Hero or Anti Hero off a halloween costume idea in which I would dress as geisha-mercenary. I came up so it is a guy dressed up as a geisha that is gun toting and ready for war. He(she) is has the power of invulnerability and improbable agility.
My only entry this time around.
Let me introduce, Nani Wahine O Maile Ha’ulena Pa’a I Ka Noe Ahi, she is the last scion of her family’s Kahuna line. She is a Kahuna who appeases the Fire Goddess Pele by using her power of Fire and also by doing the Hula ‘Auwana for Pele. When called upon, Nani goes by her Kahuna name of Kahuna Wahine O Ahi.
Ahi – is usually known as a fish, but in Hawaiian it means Fire.
Nani – Beautiful
Kahuna – for lack of better translation…Shaman
and the rest I looked up…
And as usual, I tried to replicate what Hula dancers wear when dancing the Hula ‘Auwana in competition. The only thing I could not replicate was the flowers. I also did not put a lei around her neck that dancers would normally use. Again, the flower that she would use, for Pele would not be as easy to replicate here, as I am not as proficient in making flowers in HM…LOL! One day…perhaps.
Since everyone is making super heroes, I decided to make a super villain! >:D This is a character I came up with for a forum RPG, about Heaven and Hell colliding.
Shunned since childhood for having an abusive single father, Juliet Walker has endured the brunt of everyone’s jokes, pranks, and taunts for the better part of her life. Growing up depressed and alone, she decided to take her own life on the night of her 18th birthday. Successfully ending her own life, she was taken to Hell for it, where she stood face-to-face with the Big Bad himself.
Juliet pleaded for another chance at life, as she didn’t think that this would be her end. Knowing that Juliet wasn’t evil enough to reside in his domain, The Devil allowed her to roam free on Earth once more, on one condition: Harvest more souls for Hell.
Granted the abilities to conjure and manipulate Hell fire, Juliet’s first instinct was to pick a bone with the man that caused her suffering the most: her father. The rage fueling her actions, she murdered the man in cold blood, burning him and their house to a cinder.
Her next targets were the bullies that tormented her school career; their lives ended gruesomely as well.
She now terrorizes the populace as the supervillain Hellfire.
You WILL do what Psiman says!
Project prime 7
Nate “Chimera” Jacobs
The Prime Compound forced Nates body to change and take on different elements of the animal kingdom, feeling as if no one could really except him, he lives on the streets where the homeless are almost always never seen anyway. He uses his gifts of speed, strenth and animal instinct for anyone that needs protecting, and can buy him a bowl of soup.
Known at school as “that scary chick”, Samantha Allen aka Night School can create pitch black darkness at will. She hates all of her fellow team mates on “The Brown Baggers”…except one.
An aspiring pro baseball player with an awesome left-handed pitch, Brad Greyson was beaten my a local betting ring after refusing to throw a match. His dreams of going pro over, he turned to The Inventor, who supplied him with an energy ball creating bat, which he now uses to take out those who try to bring disrepute to the sport he loves.
I am having the same problem with this one!it’s like ..make a character that doesn’t look super but just tell a story about why they are?I draw a bunch of blanks as well.
Anansi, an illusionist from Africa.
I think it is very hard and I am far from calling this a bad idea.I am tryin’ to find the fine line between walking down the street and passing a hero with powers and the hero exhibiting those powers by showing some of his or her energy or something.I’m just saying that it is actually very challenging!
Marvin Shade Niveous was only a simple paint salesman until he discovered he had the power to conjure and manipulate dark matter.
Here are some more, a lot more. Some are new and some are old.
Elliot Archer, a hydrokinetic detective
Flatline, a serial killer whose whips can drain life force and electrocute
Ghost, a man who has lost everything and who can become intangible
Chiroterror, a batlike mutant
Kayla Arden, a mutant who can control electromagnetic fields
Brad Cabrera, a man of steel
And last, but not least, Bloodletter, an assassin who can detonate his blood.
This is detective wayne orntho, a small town detective who has the power of the bird
I don’t think this has to be “no one would notice them on the street” so much as “their costume is made out of regular people types of clothing”. So like in Rancid’s version, that guy would be notable on the street, but it’s not a spandex-and-cape or big-floppy-Cap boots sort of thing.
Think of it as “realist” super-hero clothing, along the lines of The Ultimates.
How do u enter a hero
From the first question in the FAQ:
For more details, click the link to the FAQ. Though it’s mostly the same stuff as what’s in the post above.
jonathan, that’s good, but please rename the file to jonathan-darkflame1.jpg and repost. Otherwise when I download it, I won’t know who created it and thus it won’t be eligible.
Alright, here’s mine. From the backwoods of lowland South Carolina, a man with supersenses, a rough exterior, and a heart of gold. Also, like any good southerner…a puppy. Francis Marion McClellan, the new Swamp Fox!!!
I guess I have to add flight since the background and body are not physically accurate.
Jinx 13 or just 13. her power is the ability to cause bad luck spontaneously
Given Name: Blaine Roberts
Powers: Kinetic Energy Absorption, turning it into raw strength.
Blaine Roberts (aka Trauma) was born in Toronto, where he grew up with his father as his sole caretaker. Blaine’s mother had died in a car crash a few months after Blaine’s birth, leaving him in the hands of his abusive and drunk father. Blaine quickly learned to take a beating, a skill that also got him through school where he was the bud of everyone’s jokes (and recipient of many a beating), for wearing clothes from goodwill or what ever his father wouldn’t wear anymore.
When Blaine became seventeen his powers came into fruition, after a very bad beating from his father. Just when his father was about to throw his final punch, Blaine could feel an intense power flowing through him, and he quickly turned that power on his father, sending him clear trough a brick wall. His father didn’t die, but he was paralyzed from the neck down. Blaine left his father at the hospital and then promptly disappeared, deciding to use his powers to punish those who prayed on the weak.
According to this post, I’m Comment Number 101! Cool!
Anyway, this is my second entry. A fifteen-year-old boy gifted with control of the wind and rain after being exposed to a tornado, Storm Warning, aka Hudson Sheppard (yes, that’s me), assists Rex Raider (see my first comment) and his new team in protecting the citizens of Colorado. Here he is, flying over the lake during his nighttime patrol…
Alright here’s my last entry, buster. He’s a young boxer from inner city new jersey, when’s he’s not boxing he roams rough, city neighborhoods and brawls with any citizen he sees doing wrong.
Every time i try to export this it keeps doing this..
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p510/HUSH821198/Armour-LadyLightning.png can anyone help?
Nevermind im just going to redo it then publish it tomorrow.. well actually later today. if you can still help please tell me so i dont have to waste time redoing it.. thanks!
Hmmm, have you tried a screen capture? Alt-PrtScr should capture just the window you’re seeing (i.e. your HM3 screen). Then just paste it into paint or some other image program (I’m partial to Paint.NET myself).
That’s good advice, although I’m not sure why the Export is messing up. Previously the only problem I’ve seen with it is if you use the “All” group and move stuff around, but it looks like you’re having a problem with the layering not exporting properly (i.e. I assume she has legs). I’m not sure why that would be the case … can you send me (email@example.com) a screen capture of the character, along with the save text? I’m curious to see what might be going wrong.
In keeping with my phantom computer problems, (various terminals PRETEND they don’t save, export, upload, copy, crop, etc.) I give you a look at Derek, who has an unusual variant of Phantom Limb Syndrome after an incident in the military left him with nothing below mid-thigh.
It’s hard enough to grow up as an orphan in Harlem, but it’s even worse when you’re an odd looking intellectual. Like many others in similar circumstances, Malcolm Davis retreated into his own little world, which he populated with imaginary friends. Imagine his delight, and the consternation of the bullies and gangbangers who picked on him, when he manifested the mutant ability of bringing those friends to life. Taking the nickname his tormentors had foisted on him (“Doc” for his initials of M.D. and “Trekkie” because he resembled a bald Vulcan), Doc Trekkie and his Imaginary Friends began cleaning up the mean streets of his impoverished neighborhood. Malcolm is shown here in the middle, while his Imaginary Friends are (Clockwise from upper left) Robo Gogo the alien robot, Professor Stanley Livingston the great explorer, Gweneviere the Buccaneer, Queen of the Pirates, and Topper McSlash with his Ebony Axe.
(Rumors that Malcolm is the illegitimate offspring of a crippled Professor and one of the African students at his School for the Gifted are unsubstantiated at this time.)
Bronsky could easily be called a working-class hero, if he didn’t hate the title. He worked at a foundry, before the civil war shattered his homeland. Rather than picking a gun and taking lives, he decided to save lives – especially from buildings and homes that have been bombarded. Behind the vicious tattoos and scary-looking bald head, Bronsky is a hearty man, who way beyond his 40s decided that there is more to a man than being a human – that you can always be a hero. No matter if you have supernatural powers and expensive gadgets or not.
Siren’s powers first manifested at puberty, when she tried to intervene between her abusive father and injured mother. She hypnotized him, and then convinced him to kill himself with his own knife. After that, her mother helped her find Dr. Simon Flass, a prominent scientist with a specialty of studying mutant abilities. Through him she discovered that she could control and manipulate pheromones, and that her eyes and voice possessed a hypnotic quality. These combined abilities allow Siren to control someone as subtly or overtly as she wishes, and with them she has waged a one-woman war against abusers of women and children. You can’t resist the silver eyes and golden voice of The Siren!
Yes i will send you it.. by the way she doesnt have legs the picture cuts off at the legs.. i moved everything with the “all” and everytime i export it it moves everything up.. i will try to fix it maybe by moving every thing by itself or just redoing everything.
Ah, then that’s your problem. That’s a known bug — the “All” setting doesn’t transfer to the Export. Unfortunately there’s not a fix, you’ll have to move things in smaller groups.
Or just do a screen capture, that’s less flexible but more reliable.
Finally, i moved everything by them selves..
Thanks for the help & tips Jeff Hebert and Herr D.
Maybe first and only and if my mood don’t changes my last entry for a while. (I’m a little bit tired to make these type of pictures, without result – not the win Jeff what i thinking, thats what i absololutly don’t interest. Yeah tell the truth my main try is the glory to i awesomly good but now after one year i really don’t hope anything.)
So the picture title is Biggest Fear.
A hero also fear to lost something or someone.
Whoops! i forgot to put her info.. She has very strong powers but she has a hard time controling them.. She can controll the weather.. Random storms will appear with out her even trying to do it.. There is always random lightning strikes around her at different times. She is not affected by the lightning. Later, when she is able to control her powers better then she becomes a superhero named White Lightning.
why does your creations have to be sooo good!?
Just kidding good job!
Rewind : He has a mystic yo-yo as well as mad yo-yo skillz.
And I guess he isn’t too fond of brick walls…
Moonlight : She has a ‘second sight’ that allows her to see a few moments into the future as well as locate the weak points of someone or something.
Stanely Moore aka Bunsen is a shy, gifted student who excells in the sciences. When nervous Stan’s feet burst into blue flames, which cause him problems on dates, and cost him a small fortune in khakis and loafers. With his gift somewhat under control, Stan can now throw blue flame through his hands. Stan is a member of “The Brown Baggers” and has a foot-flaming crush on Hall Pass.
ps. Sorry i want to find the perfect words and don’t success to find it. I think for not the contest result. I have a little problem with the forum. I don’t like few things there what now happens. Sorry if i don’t wrote well what i feel.
I don’t whining i only sad and unhappy by few things on the forum.
Also thanks and sorry.
Another pies for a contest.
Danail Cole a.k.a Time Stopper, is a millionaire and philantrophist, who have gained he’s welth through he’s ability to stop and manipulate time.
Erik Hierte aka High Jumper.
He has the ability to leap great heights, and far distances.
Steve Warren AkA Seis
Steve Warren was 12 when he first noticed his nact for controlling the earth. he was 17 when he ran away form his orphanage, after completely destroying his home town. As he has had no actual trainging nor adivide to control his powers he controls them through his emotions at this time. He is an angry juvenile who is not reall considered a hero yet as he has not grown into his shoes. He has the power to control rocks and the earth.
Here is Johnny Solar!
He is a competitor in the 2012 London Olympics who is from the U.S.A.
His powers to to increase his body heat while he is in direct sunlight to the point where he can conjure flames from his body.
Ahem… With the example of Tempest, you know his Jacket? Is that even available on Heromachine 3? Because it should be 🙂
Here is Thanatos. His power is the control of smoke. He can solidify and dissolve the smoke at will as well as shape it into whatever he wants, including his favorite creature, the mythological dragon. He can imitate life by temporarily animating the solidified smoke. He can fight with his dragon as well as many other shapes both tangible and intangible.
Kate is half chinesse, half american, and for her 17th birthday she want to vist her grandma in china. when she was there, met an old chinesse man who was actually an ancient dragon. when the dragon saw her save a little boys life, he decided to give her powers to help people. it wasn’t until she returned home that she noticed her powers. she has telekinesis and she can read minds and project thoughts to other people, but only if she is touching them. she can also heal people, but because of this she herself heals slower, and gets injured more easily.
The link is not good, only shows the jump page link. If i give you an advice registry in the forum, and linked there you contest entry.
How can you make a direct post? Im logged in to Image Shack But you say we cant post like that. Kinda new . Help?!
How did you post it as at jpg image?
Hi, the link I make in the original post above (http://www.heromachine.com/2011/08/15/meta-how-to-post-images-from-various-sources/) has ImageShack instructions as its very first entry.
Pokey McDougal has magic sneakers. ‘Nuff said!
Originally made this for the Big Bad contest, but then realized it had already ended. I think he still fits here, because he’s a Lex Luthor type villian.
Xander Cain was the son of Alex Caine, the founder and CEO of Caine Industries, a top-tier technology and weapons manufacturer, that held many important government and military contracts. As such, Alex always pushed his son to be the best, so he could one day take over the business. Even though Xander wanted nothing more than to make a name for himself with his technical genius, his father could be cruel, and Xander didn’t appreciate his dad constantly putting pressure on him.
Despite this Xander was brilliant, and by the time he was sixteen had already been accepted by several prestigious colleges. Alex wanted Xander to go to his own alma mater, Cal Tech, but for the first time Xander found he had the power to refuse his father’s wishes, going across the country to Georgia Tech instead. His father was furious, but allowed it, as Xander was a prodigy, and once he finished school, he’d be a prime successor to Caine Industries. Xander went on to get a PhD from MIT, but rather than take over Caine Industries, he founded his own company, Xander Corp. Now his father was furious, he cut Xander off from the family fortune, and considered him dead.
But Xander was far from dead, in a few short years “X Corp” was thriving producing technology decades ahead of most of it’s competitors, including Caine Industries. Soon X Corp took over many of the contracts Caine Industries had held, driving them out of business. Now Alex Caine had nothing, and Xander had everything his father once held, but that wasn’t enough, he had to go beyond anything his father had accomplished.
Xander began dealing his weapons under the table to militant groups in small countries, fueling civil wars. Once these countries had torn themselves apart he would publicly step in and “benevolently” rebuild their countries with his technology, leaving them under his control as he built his global corporate empire.
Soon he found the growing number of super villains provided him with a market in the United States, and began providing weapons to gangs, organised criminals, and domestic terrorists. Now he’s entered his endgame, unleashing his most powerful weapon yet, the XC 41-N3 War Drone, with the intent that from the ashes of America, his empire will rise. Now the only thing that can possibly stop him is the combined might of America’s greatest heroes…
I reckon I could make it fairly easily out of existing pieces…why? You want to use it? Check the Custom Items section of the Forums in a week or so…which is how long it’ll probably take me to get round to it! 😀
Well since my go to heroes are a group of runaways with no real superhero uniforms or resources to speak of, I think I’m going to try some of them out for this contest 😀
First up is:
Miguel Diez is an orphaned Mexican-American, born in San Diego after his mother illegally crossed the border. She died during delivery with no form of identification, leaving Miguel a citizen with no family to speak of. He was a ward of the state until the accident which granted him his powers led to his becoming involved with the Chaos Kids. As Maximo, Miguel enjoys vast superhuman strength. He’s only a child (with a passion for small cuddly animals) and on occasion he forgets about the consequences his strength can have on those around him…
You’ve probably seen him around the site before, but he’s a favorite of mine so I made a new image 😀
Archibald Donne is an ex-junkie from the mean streets of Birmingham, England. He’s got a scar across his face to remind him of his wilder days. After moving to America to start a new life, he joins the Chaos Kids after his newfound sonic scream demolishes his apartment. A brawler with a temper, Howl’s always eager for a fight.
And here’s a version with a more visible demonstration of his powers:
The colors look a little off in between versions, but I think that’s a product of uploading to photobucket. No foul play here, I swear!
Meet Detective Randall, aka Ghost. After years of being held by rules and bureaucratic red tape, he has finally been given an advantage in the fight against crime…
Psychic Assasin Fish
Viktor Globenko a.k.a Scar is the Russian government experiment, his body was inprinted with ancient runic writings, that gave him ability to manipulate with human minds, and make their deepest fears come true.
I don’t think I did it right the first time…. I can’t seem to upload it keeping the same file name as I had it… And I think the link stopped working….
So let’s try it again…
Erik Hierte aka High Jumper.
He has the ability to leap great heights, and far distances.
It should be saved as VonoverHomes-HighJumper.png
If it’s not, I give up.
Sounds like Constantine… 😛
My hero is Sean McNeil a.k.a. Falcon. He can reduce his center of gravity giving him the ability to leap great distances and do incredible feats of agility. He took on the name Falcon after two things: his favorite shirt and vest have falcons on them, and he appears to fly when he jumps from building to building.
Tyson Williams AKA Fro
Tyson williams grew up in poverty. At the young age of 14 he started experiancing very bizarre things. If he ever wanted to control anything that ran on energy he could. Flash forward to present day Now going by the name of Fro, he fight crime with a vengeance. with the ability to manipulate all forms of enegry and radiation Fro is aforce to be reckoned with.
Dex’s only power is that he can see other people’s auras. The auras that interest him particularly are those of murderers rapists and any other evil doers. He then kills them.
(Plus ten internets to anyone who can guess where i drew inspiration from =P)
I STILL don’t understand :(# Do you have a YouTube channel ? Account? Still a noob . Not helping.
One other thing HOW ON EARTH do you get a User Image?
It wasn’t Death Note by any chance was it?
Nevermind I figured out how to make a direct image PEACE!;)
(Birth name Unknown) Collins Jeram a.k.a. Rock Colossus was born into a family of Alchemists . He was always around chemicals . Those mixes of chemicals slowly gave him the ability to control all rocks. At 5 yrs. He could control gravel. 11 yrs. he’d throw small boulders. 23 yrs. He went on a vacation to Egypt and he accidentally lifted the Great Pyramid because his parent were embarrassing him . Tourists and his parents freaked he had to act fast. So he caused a monster sandstorm and ran. He currently resides in a forgotten temple near Mt. Ararat in Turkey, under the name of Collins Jeram . Few know his birth name.http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/1135/undo1.jpg
This is Foxie and Howler, they are members of The Night Wolves, a group of young men and women that patrol the night, bring peace back into their neighborhood. Without super powers they rely on each other and their knowledge of hand to hand combat. Some say that they are War Vets that want to have a better world for their children to grow up in. Others say that they are ghost trying to stop the spread of hate. And others say that they are the wrath of God sent down to clean the streets of the trash that has invaded the once beautiful neighborhood. They blend in, dressed like everyone else, the only way to tell who they are is by the paint they use to cover their faces and the badge their all wear proudly upon the chest. With no one the wiser, as to who they are or where they come from, they are cleaning up the streets one night at a time.
meet Malcolm, 21 yr old semipro football player that discovers during practice that he can absorb any pain people tries to deliver, he gives himself the name Brick!
Too funny. You made my day.
his name is Christobel a singer in a band, his ability is to play the guitar and sing to make people do what he wants, they call him Piper
A talented telekinetic and a sharp dresser, Donovan Danford may have only recently come into possession of these abilities but he’s a natural. Seen here practicing the finer points of his ability with some forgotten construction material.
I am not sure, if my entry is allowed. Instead of creating my own character, I have re-imagined the three most iconic superheroes as everyday people.
In my elseworld’s version of the DC-Universe, Clark Kent never adopted the identity of Superman. Instead, he used his intellect and super-vision to reverse-engineer the technology of the spaceship, that brought him to earth. With the fortune made from the patents, Clark founded his own company. Tired of the charade, he revealed his alien nature to the world and gained honoray status as a human being, after he sold the rights to a few of his inventions to the UN. Clark Kent now runs his multi-national corporation “Tomorrow Industries” and improvises the living standards for the human race with new technologies.
Inspired through an interview with ace-reporter Lois Lane, Clark teamed up with Bruce Wayne, sole heir to the Wayne’s fortune. Wayne, who saw his parents murdered as a child, used his money to build the “Night Watchers”: a non-profit internatinal volunteer organization of citizen crime patrollers. (The equivalent of the Guaridan Angels Organization of our world) The two men were joined by the ambassador of the Amazonian kingdom Themyscira, Princess Diana, whose knowledge of Amazonian healing techniques have revolutionised medicine.
Together, the three founded and run the “Just World Foundation.”
Character Name: Julio Esteves aka Undergrowth
Powers: Mineral/Earth manipulations, able to move any amount of Earth, Rock, Clay or other forms of minerals as he pleases. This includes most metals. He also has minor control of the density and hardness of a mineral he controls, allowing him to make effective shields from even soft metals.
Julio was on his way home one day when he came across a smashed object in an alley. Unsure what it was, he went over to pick it up, only for the thing to explode as soon as he touched it, leaving his face and arm horribly burned. He woke up in a hospital, panicked, and accidentally blew out the room with the concrete from the walls. He has since been living on the street, too scared to go home with his powers so out of control. Over the course of months he has been harnessing his powers and is now capable of perfect control when in a calm state. However, can still lose control when in a state of extreme emotion.
This is Kaye Lynn, a wealthy socialite who gained her place among the rich and famous through the use of her power of hypnotism, which she uses to influence business deals and contracts, etc.
Deputy Dragon is the Kung-Fu Kowboy!
Southbound – Mutant with radioactive bones.
A Guatemalan native orphaned by the Civil War of the 1980’s: Ramiro Quevedo grew up on the streets of the capital, living a thieve’s life to survive. He was eventually caught and forced into military service to avoid prison time. Ramiro hated the idea of working for the same forces that killed his parents during the genocidal massacres that characterized the war, so he deserted at the first opportunity. It was during his fugitive escape, dodging federales and gunfire, that Ramiro would encounter the asteroid fragment that would grant him his powers. Gifted with the ability to open spatial gateways for instantaneous travel to any point on the globe, Ramiro began a new life from himself with the Chaos Kids in America. He’s more serious and thoughtful than the rest of his teammates, but be careful not to cross him. He’s not averse to gating somebody to Antarctica to teach them a lesson.
Here is my entry for this week. I pictured this character as an ex-military specialist who was tired of the violence he had experienced an chose to spend the rest of his life helping becoming a man of the cloth. All was well until the mob moved into his district and started to control the people he wanted to serve. Oh well, old habits die hard…Peace be with you.
HERMAN FIS, a fishing boat skipper with the power to transform and control marine creatures.
TERE B’DER, a military academy gatekeeper with the power to summon up and control war tanks.
Celeste is able to naturally generate and manipulate electricity. She is learning to control her powers. With concentration, she can light a bulb in her hand or jumpstart a car battery. It is harder for her to focus than fire a lightning bolt.
The clothes in her wardrobe are blue, white, or yellow. Though she cannot control the weather, she often sports a motif featuring a cloud with a silver lining.
Title: Smoking Teacher
Thanks for the entries, folks, the challenge is over! I’ll post results later today.