Character Design Contest ♯89- Everyday Superheroes

Ok, before we get into this weeks contest, I feel I have an apology to make. Last week I neglected to post the contest and, if I'm honest, I have no good explanation why. I just forgot. I have a feeling I was doing something at the time, my entire family was home so it would be a fair assumption, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. So, I apologise for missing the contest. I'll try to make sure it doesn't happen again.

So, with that out of the way, let's get on to business. What I want you guys to do, it create a superhero or villain in everyday clothes, like Heroes or Marvels The Runaways. Powers must be shown, but what those powers are does not matter. All characters must be able to fit in to normal society, so no monstrous mutations or green skinned aliens (unless you can show them blending in to human form in some manner), your characters must be indistinguishable from any other person you'd see walking down the street in your local town (minus the super-powers obviously).

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

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36 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯89- Everyday Superheroes

  1. Blunt Object says:

    Years before he became known as the criminal mastermind Subliminal, a young Eliot Jones would use his psionic powers to disrupt 5th period French.

  2. Roseweave says:

    Can’t seem to ppst anything..

  3. Carmen says:

    Cool entries already! Hope yall like mine.

    I call it-
    “May As Well Set the Mood,”
    she is a pyrokinetecist… Who noticed their table candle wasn’t lit while waiting for her date to come back from the bathroom. Subtle, babe. Real subtle.

  4. PMD-Warrior says:

    Kicked out of home, Shape shifter.
    He cant control his ability so he has random out breaks which other people will see.
    Full body shot

  5. Linea24 says:

    Um…is ‘normal society” strictly only modern, or can it be a society from another time?

  6. JR19759 says:

    @Linea24- Modern only please

  7. BabyVroomVroom says:

    his name is Gust btw

  8. Car says:

    HOLY CRAP BabyVroomVroom(btw lol)

    I love Love LOVE the limited palette! Ah! I’m gonna steal that from now on. That looks amazing!

  9. Roseweave says:

    Madama L’Aurore – the Lady of the Dawn, Glamrock Fairy Princess.

    Full body shot

    Head shot

    Madama L’Aurore was born with the powers of a Leannán Sídhe – she possesses a form of psychic vampirism, and a number of fairy charm & illusion themed powers. She is effectively a Fairy Mutant, hiding out in our world.

    Full description here –

    “To all of you here, make love – not war; for these streets belong to Madama L’Aurore.”

  10. Blunt Object says:

    2nd Entry: Feral
    What do you do when you are a teen-age feral mutant with enhanced speed, strength, coordination, stamina, and sensory perception? Why you become a stand-out, all-star athlete with prospects of playing Division I at a power conference university, of course.
    Does anyone wonder about your red-eyes, sharp teeth and claws? Maybe, but most folks just chalk it up to colored contact lenses, team spirit, and just trying to look like a total bad-ass.

  11. Blue Blazer says:

    Cactus creates spikes from his skin, which can then retract when not needed.

  12. PhasR says:

    My Character: Master Justice

  13. Blue Blazer says:

    Cicada’s power is that he can shed his skin and hair, revealing a completely different looking person each time.

  14. Blue Blazer says:

    Detective Frank Forman, also known as Deadwalker, is able to travel to the realm of unavenged spirits to find out who murdered them and bring the murderers to justice. He also possesses a green ethereal flame that he uses to battle supernatural villains.

  15. Blue Blazer says:

    Devon 11 is a teenage girl with multiple personalities. Each of her 11 personas possesses a different superpower.

  16. Blue Blazer says:

    Doctor Vision is a nefarious scientist who can project holographic images into a person’s brain, making them believe what they’re seeing is real.

  17. Fyrefly says:

    Cactus and Cicada are AWESOME!

  18. Skybandit says:

    the Homeless are invisible… especially when they’re really mind controlling aliens.

  19. cliff says:

    Everyday Heroes Entry #1

    Dennis Grayson aka Stinger
    Powers: electric “sting”

    A senior at Denison High School in Texas
    home of the DHS Yellow Jackets,
    the Stingeretts drill team,
    and the Touch of Gold Band

    Entry #2

    Tyler Smith aka Adonis
    Powers: Broadcast Empathy

    Entry #3

    Tate O’Connell aka The Tattooed Man
    Power: Tattoo Animation

    Entry #4

    Greg Swift aka Turbo
    Power: Super Speed

    Entry #5

    Howard aka The Bowler
    Power: Energy Ball

  20. DiCicatriz says:

    Haven’t done one of these in forever, but I’m a sucker for civilians with superpowers. Two for now. Maybe more if I find some time tonight.

    1) ROXY – Possesses superhuman strength and invulnerability, but none of the morality of a normal superhero. She’s not necessarily a bad person, she’s just a bit selfish, a bit reckless, a bit impulsive. Roxy will stop a mugging on the street if she stumbles across it, but if somebody’s arm gets ripped off or if they get brained in the face with a taxi cab, well… that’s not her problem.

    2) DAVID – He thought he just had a cold he couldn’t shake. He woke up in the night shaking with chills, his skin was getting paler, and his body temperature kept reading lower and lower. David tried to just bundle up and ride it out, until the day he was hit with the worst brain freeze he’d ever felt in his life. He closed his eyes tight and screamed until he felt something pop. He felt loads better, but to his surprise, when he opened his eyes, the entire inside of his apartment was frozen solid. David was at least grateful he didn’t have any pets. Since then he hasn’t done much with his abilities. He made it snow in Brooklyn and got the kids off school. That made him feel good about himself. But… if he doesn’t use his abilities often they build up. His body temperature drops until at some point the excruciating brain freeze hits him and he uncontrollably freezes everything within a thirty foot radius. David’s afraid of what will happen if he’s around people the next time that happens…

  21. cliff says:

    @Blunt Object
    Feral looks like something I should have done for my hometown rivals the Sherman Bearcats. I think he is even the right colors, if I remember right. Great work.
    Would be interesting to see Stinger and Feral go up against one another LOL 😀

  22. Blunt Object says:

    Many thanks!

  23. cliff says:

    Cool you are still around.
    Needless to say I thought of you when I maid Stinger.

    I like David.
    His story reminds me a little of my ice character Sleet.

  24. DiCicatriz says:

    Thanks Cliff! Yeah, I’m still around. The forums being down brought me back into the blogosphere 🙂

    One more for the contest…


    Oscar Campos was a regular officer on the beat, trying to help out his community as much as possible. He’d always been a great cop, always managed to know when a person was lying, could always figure out the truth of the matter. Everyone chalked it up to good instincts, intuition. Until the dreams started. Oscar started having prophetic dreams. At first they were small things, traffic accidents, small misfortunes. But eventually his dreams became consumed by one vision, a great disaster looming over the city, something that would result in the deaths of millions. Oscar was coming into his abilities, his extrasensory perception, sight beyond sight. He has the ability to sense strong psychic impressions, leftover emotional resonances within physical space, a form of psychometry. He can feel the emotional state of others, able to discern, grief, anger, rage, guilt… no matter how hard the person masks their feelings. Oscar can also ‘see’ the enhancements of posthumans, able to find others of his kind, even when their abilities aren’t physically apparent. Lately his dreams have been driving him to bring these people together, that they may help him avert the disaster that is coming…

  25. Skybandit says:

    Being a cop is easier when you can create your own backup!

  26. DiCicatriz says:

    One last character, squeezed him in this morning…


    Armando Costa was not a good man. He was a criminal, a lowlife, guilty of robbery, assault, attempted murder, you name it. Armando was not a good man. Was. Until his time-traveling abilities manifested and he found himself stuck in a temporal loop, repeating the same 24 hour period over and over again. To everyone around him it was just a day, but Armando ended up stuck in that same cycle for 27 years. He didn’t age due to the nature of his abilities, but mentally lived through every excruciating minute. A person can change a lot in that time. Armando learned to be a better person, to help others. So when Officer Campos found him and managed to help him snap out of the loop, Armando decided join up with the policeman and aid him in averting this big crisis he kept rambling on about.

    Armando is able to slide his consciousness backwards through his personal timestream, inhabiting whatever body he possessed at the time. He cannot slide forward, so every time he goes back he simply has to relive up to point of his departure all over again. He’s only ever been able to slide back a maximum of one day, but perhaps is capable of going further.

  27. Keric says:

    I have a “Lovely” cold (or flu?) this week,so I’ve elected to skip it until I’m well.
    Best of luck contestants!

  28. DiCicatriz says:

    Ok so oooooone more. I think hearing Nicki Minaj’s new song over and over on the radio led to this one…


    Nothing complicated. Just a badass woman with the power of self-sustained flight zipping through the city skyline at subsonic speeds, doing her thing. Enjoy.

    And just for fun and because I can’t post anything on the forums (I swear I’m not going through withdrawals… I always break into cold sweats and have the shakes. It’s perfectly normal), here’s a little side by side of everybody:

  29. Worf says:

    @Keric: Are you sure you aren’t turning into DiCicatriz’s David??? 😉 😛

  30. JR19759 says:

    Ok everyone, this weeks contest is closed. The poll will be up shortly.

  31. cliff says:

    Dude this contest inspired me to finally watch my dvd of Heroes Season 1, we are halfway through it, in 3 days, and we are loving it here at my house, will have to get the other seasons.
    Thanks. I might still have not watched it yet if it wasn’t for you.

    Well done on Officer Campos, his story is definitely Heroes inspired. I really like it.l

  32. cliff says:

    Sorry you are sick. It’s definitely a bummer. Get well soon.

  33. JR19759 says:

    @keric- get well soon man.
    @DiCicatriz- If you’re suffering forums withdrawal might I suggest trying out deviantart. There’s a bunch of us over there (myself, Kaldath, AMS, Anarchangel, CantDraw & MadJack to name a few) and we’ve got an art group set up over there. Ok it isn’t the forums, but as an interim solution it works. I asked Jeff about the current situation a few days ago and he said it might be down a little while longer because Ben is caught up in work stuff at the moment so the transfer over isn’t going to get done as quickly. Sucks I know, but real life does come first.
    @Cliff- It’s funny, I really wanted to watch Heroes when it first came out, but it was on so late over in the UK (like 11:30 or something) and when I stayed up to watch the pilot literally the first thing I see is a girl sticking her hand into a garbage shredder in a sink. Yeah, sorry but I ain’t stain’ up that late to see someone mince themselves, I got other things to do (sleep is a nice alternative, don’t get enough of that as it is), and anyway, I don’t do blood that well in real life (first time I went for a blood test I literally puked afterwards). I know it’s all fake and it’s meant to be an amazing show, but still, not for me I don’t think. Either way though, y’welcome.