Pop Quiz – Walk On The Wild Side


There has been a long and storied history of superheroes and villains based on the characteristics, symbolism and powers of members of the animal kingdom.

Your Pop Quiz Challenge is to create an original...and of course kickass...hero or villain based on an animal.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums,ImageShackPhotoBucket, 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 must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • 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.

This contest will close at noon Eastern on Sunday, June 8th.


21 Responses to Pop Quiz – Walk On The Wild Side

  1. JR19759 says:

    Do entries have to be made for the contest or can we enter older picture, ’cause I’d kinda like to enter but I’m gonna be very busy over the next few days.

  2. djuby says:

    JR – the rules state that all entries must be new and designed specifically for the quiz. Sorry.

  3. livewyre1014 says:

    This was my idea. A little guy, only about five foot five, but pound for pound he’s one of the toughest SOB’s in the game. Think the attitude of Wolverine, and the physicality of Captain America. Strong, resilient, and desperately loyal, Jack Russel is the Terrier!!!


  4. I’m, uh, proud to post my entry for a frightening nocturnal vigilante modeled after the worst critter you can possibly meet: The Polecat!*

    *In case you didn’t know, Polecat is another name for skunk!

  5. (mostly, I just wanted an excuse to have a character shout out the words “anal glands.”)

  6. Keric says:


    Blue bird psyonically increases endorphins in her enemies, making them not WANT to fight, but don’t let that fool you she can and will fight, she is a black belt in 3 martial arts!

  7. Worf says:

    here’s Snow Eagle:

    She can fly (DUH!), has the equivalent senses of an eagle, can absorb the energy of a whole city and project it as cold energy beams.

    Guess birds are in vogue (2 other entries with the same “theme”) but, since I didn’t check BEFORE I did mine, it’ll be what it’ll be……

  8. Skybandit says:

    This contest is for the birds! Here’s Red Raptor.


  9. Worf says:

    Quick question: Shouldn’t these “Pop Quizes” be in the “Current Contests” as well?

  10. SoulDoubt says:

    Here is Mariposa (translation: butterfly).


    Origin: Mariposa Papalote was once a university student and conservation activist studying a unique population of iridescent butterflies in a remote pocket of Mexican rainforest. However, her efforts to protect the butterflies’ habitat ran her afoul of the cartels, who gunned her down and left her to die in a vine-strewn gully. As her life was slipping away, the butterflies congregated on her body and began drinking her blood. A glow of light enveloped her, and she found herself reborn. Just as the Aztecs had believed of all butterflies, these were the spirits of warriors who had died bravely in battle. Because she had lain down her life to protect their sanctuary, they had bonded their essence with hers, saving her from death and imbuing her with great power and prowess. Now Mariposa fights to protect humanity and the natural world alike from the ravages of men like the ones who gunned her down without remorse.

    New to the forums and pretty new to Heromachine, but I was inspired to make this character while I was working on my entries for the weekly contest, and decided to go ahead and post it.

  11. Herr D says:

    At an art gallery downtown, occasionally there is a break-in. All the would-be art thieves or vandals die of odd wounds and paralytic neurotoxin before security can ever reach them. “The Jellyfish” once left a note to one of the older security guards, claiming that his “translucency suit had a fault and the welts on the miscreants would stink more.” The tone of the note was apologetic. Staff have been rotated twice without a noticeable change in the vigilante’s actions.


    The footage hasn’t been much help either.

  12. djuby says:

    This challenge is now closed. Check back later for the winner.

  13. Cliff says:

    OK to be honest I originally done a bird character, but SO many people did, and better than mine, I stuck with what I know best:

    Giles Capra aka the Goat Boy
    Giles became the super hero known as Goat Boy, after following eerily haunting and compelling music one full moon night and trudging through the forrest searching for the source he found mystic pan pipes in a clearing on a rock bathed in moonlight..
    He constructed a horned helmet, and made a costume of brown with green breifs.
    With the Pipes he is something of a Pied Piper chrming those that hear the music. But he can also play soothing lullabies to lull his opponents to sleep, or discordant shrill notes to instill fear and pain and make them run away.
    If that’s doesn’t work he will use his olympic track skills speed to run away, and jump obsticles. He is also great at climbing what he can’t jump. When backed into a corner, peopple will find out how sharp the horns are.


    In case anyone would like to listen to what I listened to while I made Giles, the YouTube link is here:

  14. Cliff says:

    Not sure why the YouTube link was non-functional.

    This should work:

  15. djuby says:

    Sorry Cliff, but you missed the cutoff.

  16. Cliff says:

    I noticed after the fact.

    But that’s OK, I’ve tinkered with him, made him SO much better, and the revamped version can be fore some other contest since it’s new and unseen LLOL 😀