Character Design Contest ♯98- Starting At The Beginning

This one's going to be interesting. What I want you to do this week is very simple. I want you to do is create a character. They can be anything, hero, villain, alien, male, female, strong-man, speedster or techie, does not matter. BUT, you can only use Heromachine Version 1...

Have fun. Oh and also, by entering this contest you are giving permission for the character/ characters you enter to be used in a future contest in two weeks time, ok?

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 pictures and images 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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60 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯98- Starting At The Beginning

  1. Avatar cliff says:

    Man it’s been so long since I’ve done a HM1
    I had to relearn it.

    I decided to recreate my necromancer Nekrotikus.
    I am pretty happy how close I got him.
    Just missing the talen necklace and a skull on top of the staff and I wish the magic energy was neon green, but pretty close all in all.

    He’s a simple design, doubt he will make the poll, but I like him.

    May do something else more elaborate to enter later, but who knows, might not.

  2. Avatar Lime says:

    Is it just my end, or is the basketball set not loading at all?

  3. hawk007 hawk007 says:

    Have hardly used this, so I probably won’t win. Still, it should be fun. Here.
    My first is Grotar. They’re a primitive, warlike people. Though they are smarter then their behavior suggests.

  4. hawk007 hawk007 says:

    Here’s another two. These are the last. I don’t need to submit any more.
    First Cronus. Basing himself off of Cronus from Greek myth, he’s complete with a sickle that will electrocute you, and so kill you, if you are touched by it.
    My last one is Circuit Breaker. He can control anything that uses programs. Anything from a microwave to a super computer.

  5. Avatar Wild Card says:

    Is it just my end, or is the basketball set not loading at all?

    I don’t reminder the sports set ever working. Anyway it isn’t loading now and when you try to add color to the weapon of the fantasy character it turns clear.

  6. Avatar StarkillerRX says:

    Since it’s a return to the origins of HeroMachine, I decided to make a hero based on the roots of costumed superheroes: A classic, Golden-Age style paragon: the Silver Paladin!

  7. Avatar Skybandit says:

    ???Where’s my post???

  8. JR19759 JR19759 says:

    It was too close to breaking the rules so I didn’t allow it.

  9. Avatar Skybandit says:

    ALL of them?

  10. Avatar WillyPete says:

    Is it just my end, or is the basketball set not loading at all?

    You realize that the “Basketball Set” can’t do ‘characters’, just Basketball Shirts, right? Haven’t tried it in a very long time, but it’s not going to help for THIS contest… 😉

  11. Avatar Lime says:

    WillyPete: You realize that the “Basketball Set” can’t do ‘characters’, just Basketball Shirts, right? Haven’t tried it ina very long time, but it’s not going to help for THIS contest…

    I’d remembered that after I’d posted, but I was on my way to work by then. I seem to recall there was a creature in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” that had the appearance of a blanket, so I suppose I might have rendered a basketball jersey version of same, but I suppose I’ll content myself with more humanesque beings.

  12. JR19759 JR19759 says:

    Pretty much

  13. Avatar Skybandit says:

    Can’t see wasting my time arguing with somebody that has no grasp of reality. And you wonder why you can’t get people to participate like they used too!

  14. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Can’t see wasting my time arguing with somebody that has no grasp of reality. And you wonder why you can’t get people to participate like they used too!

    For what it’s worth, I agree with JR 100% on this one.

  15. JR19759 JR19759 says:

    @Skybandit- I’m sure that the above comment will provide you with some form of closure on this matter, because I have no reason to answer to you now. It’s a shame that you had to lower yourself to insulting me, I really respected you and you’ve just lost that respect. And for the record, you are the first person that I’ve had to remove a post for breaking the rules (or getting close enough to breaking them to warrant action) in any of the CDC’s I’ve run, so it has nothing to do with my handling of the contests. You’ve been around long enough to know the score, I’m pretty sure you would have been around when the rule was first implemented, so you have no excuse.
    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a site to moderate.

  16. Kaldath Kaldath says:

    For the record, since I am the one who put this rule into place after consulting Jeff on the Matter Over a year ago amalgamations of any copyrighted characters is still a violation of our rules against posting Heromachine versions of Copyrighted characters.

  17. Avatar Watson Bradshaw says:

    Been a while but I thought that this could be fun

  18. Avatar the creator says:

    Been ages since i posted anything. a post-apocalyptic mutant or maybe an alien

  19. melmo44 melmo44 says:

    My first crack at it. Haven’t used HM1 in a very long time.

  20. Avatar Nug says:

    Artificial Mechanical Assassination and Nocturnal Destruction Android

  21. Avatar maniacmick says:

    The Mystik. Golden age inspired hooded vigilante with magic powers granted to him by the amulet necklace he wears.

  22. Avatar Worf says:

    @Nug: It says not found. Maybe take all the periods out of the image name and repost?

  23. Avatar Jawsabi says:

    Not meaning to start an argument, but why was my post deleted? I don’t believe I used any material from other copyrighted images, characters, or books. If so, can you link me to the work? If it’s a bother you don’t have to.

  24. Avatar Jawsabi says:

    It’s gotta suck for you, JR19759 and other admins & mods… dealing with all these petty quarrels and aggravating comments. Heh..

  25. Kaldath Kaldath says:

    Not meaning to start an argument, but why was my post deleted? I don’t believe I used any material from other copyrighted images, characters, or books. If so, can you link me to the work? If it’s a bother you don’t have to.

    I don’t see your post in the moderation area, nor do I see it in the trash bin, so it doesn’t look like it was deleted either, I will check in the spam filter but unless JR says otherwise I would suggest reposting it ( I have over 900 posts to look through in the spam area )

  26. JR19759 JR19759 says:

    @Jawsabi- I don’t remember seeing any previous posts by you on this thread. I’d just go ahead and repost it.

  27. Legatus Legatus says:

    Father Fusion: Senior Star Marshal of the United Systems

  28. Avatar Nug says:

    @ Worf. Thanks for looking out! Yeah something went wrong there. I’ll try again.

  29. Avatar Nug says:

    Ok here goes.
    Artificial Mechanical Assassination and Nocturnal Destruction Android

  30. Avatar Worf says:

    @Nug: Now I can see her and you’re welcome 😉

  31. Skoul Skoul says:

    Well I gave it my best shot and this is what I came up with. Kinjao is a bionically enhanced ninja. he uses electric batons to fight with.

  32. Avatar Jawsabi says:

    I’m having trouble understanding how to export… I’ve never done a HM1.

  33. melmo44 melmo44 says:

    Entry 2
    Richie Rokk, lead singer of Turbo Flare

    @Jawsabi- to ‘export’, you’ll need to screencap the page and then crop it later. I usually zoom in 3-4 times so the character stays a decent size after cropping out the rest of the stuff.

  34. Avatar Worf says:

    @Jawsabi, you have to do a screen capture. Basic steps are:
    1) open paint
    2) select your browser with the finished character
    3) press Alt-PrtScr
    4) go back to paint and paste the image there
    5) crop the image so just the character shows
    6) save the image as jpg or png

  35. Avatar Wild Card says:

    The only difference between my name here and my Deviantart name is the extra letters at the end to suppurate me from all the other Wild Cards over there.

    Entry 1 Mara
    Entry 2 Heart Stopper
    Entry 3 Bad Romance
    And finally entry 4 Gunshoe Angel

  36. Avatar cliff says:

    Heh, I said I might do another.
    I did this early this week, but forgot I hadn’t posted him. This is Hard Rock from the super hero duo Fire Power which we RPed a long time ago. I also redid a HM3 of him, and his partner Hot Shot. My roommate said it sounded like something she would want to read, so all week I have been making background characters in HM3. So while they don’t apply to this contest, I am very appreciative of his contest for the inspiration.

    Leo Anthony Stone aka Hard Rock

  37. Mad Jack Mad Jack says:

    Well, I was way too lazy to make new characters, so I took a look into my archives and found some from 2005 that I want to enter in this contest. Maybe you recognize those I reimagined in HM3… 😉

    Bitbyte (reimagined)

    Blacksmith (reimagined)

    Chemo (reimagined)

    Crow (reimagined)

    Fallout (reimagined)

    Farad (reimagined)

    Golem (Elemental Mimicry)

    Mimicry (reimagined)

    Mr. Big (reimagined)

    Payback (reimagined)

    Rawhyde (Stone Mimicry)

    Rocky (reimagined)

    Shade (Shadow Camouflage)

    Simian (reimagined)

    Vivid (reimagined)

    Widowmaker (reimagined)

    Wildborne (reimagined)

  38. Mad Jack Mad Jack says:

    Huh, seems like I can’t edit my posts anymore. Well, here the proper link to the reimagined version of Rocky in case somebody cares … 😉

  39. Avatar DiCicatriz says:

    Four for the contest. 🙂

    1) Aten

    A young pharaoh thought to have been assassinated centuries ago. He was unearthed by archaeologists in a stasis pod at the heart of previously undiscovered pyramid. His body is infused with alien technology, solar cells all across the surface of his skin that soak up solar energy and redirect it outward in searing energy blasts.

    2) Crag

    An alien lifeform found as an infant in the heart of a fallen meteorite, with invulnerability and immense super strength. Near as his handlers can tell, Crag was the product of a seeded DNA-bomb (a meteorite infused with the building blocks of life and sent out into the universe by a mysterious civilization) coming into contact with semi-sentient crystalline structures within the mineral makeup of the comet that housed the bomb.

    3) Keturah

    A former Mossad agent and freelance assassin. Something caused Keturah to change her ways. She disappeared from action for a year and then resurfaced as an extreme vigilante, dealing out justice with lethal force.

    4) Valentine

    Another street-level vigilante. Claims to be the Greek god Eros, thought to be clinically insane. Claims to fight on behalf of lovers everywhere. Possesses enhanced speed/strength/stamina/durability and an extrasensory ability to sense the bonds between others. Killer with a crossbow.

  40. Avatar Anate says:

    Merdinus the Archmage–JprQBAoigg/VGe7mlmPD7I/AAAAAAAABQY/7g4MjJ7jMXw/s420/Anate_Merdinus_the_Archmage.jpg

    Merdinus the Archmage is the first mage in my fantasy world of Somnii. He is the only mage to ever bond with seven elementals (one of each type), and he trained all the other mages. He is based on the character of Merlin from Arthurian Legend with a more accurate transliteration of the original Welsh named Myrddin. In addition to being a mage, he is also quite the warrior and tough guy as evidenced by the fact that his staff is actually a spear.

  41. Avatar Anate says:

    My second entry: Draconius

    Draconius is the brother of Merdinus. He was a powerful warrior, who fought alongside Merdinus in the Elemental Wars in order to forge a brighter future for the world. He bonded with the White Dragon, who was the father of all dragons. He is also left handed.
    My third entry: Gwendolen

    Gwendolen is the daughter of Arthur Pendragon. She followed Merdinus and Draconius to Somnii and became the founding ruler of the Kingdom of Zephyria. She is a skilled warrior, who fought alongside Merdinus and Draconius in the Elemental Wars. Gwendolen means white ring in Welsh

  42. Avatar GuyGenesis says:


    I may not have made it in time, but here it is anyway.

  43. JR19759 JR19759 says:

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