Pop Quiz – Random


Your Pop Quiz challenge this time around is to visit the Superhero Name Generator in the link below, and have it generate a random name of neutral gender and create a kick @$$ hero or villain based on the result.

Be sure to either copy the link to your character name, or screen cap the result, and add it to your post so we can see the name and bio you were given. Entries without the link or screen cap will be disqualified.

Just a warning: some of the random names are pretty…out there.

I encourage everyone to use the first random result they get, and while I cannot control your minds…yet…that just adds to the challenge.


There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

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 filesas [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 6pm Eastern on Sunday, August 23rd.

19 Responses to Pop Quiz – Random

  1. djuby says:

    @EW44 – Link does not work

  2. dreadyacht says:

    just for fun, before the post, http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/tv/taskmaster/videos/9699/backwards_task/ and now: http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah307/Dreadyacht/The%20Time%20Hourglass_zps9ptbeoo5.png My superhero name is: The Time HourglassBorn in the 1930s, you encountered a mysterious time storm that dragged you decades into the future. Now, trapped in the present day, you must try to master the bizarre abilities you have gained from encountering the storm, all while trying to find a way to your own time!Time Travel – You can transport yourself through time, arriving at any point in history – but beware of paradoxes!and…Time Manipulation – Your powers give you the ability to control the flow of time – speed it up, slow it down, or even (for a short time) put it into reverse.Now, you protect Rome from the Westboro Baptist Church, while also battling the evil plans of Des-Truck-Tor!Get your own superhero name from the superhero name generator!

  3. Ruffblade027 says:

    My Character is called Diamond Flame
    Here is the description I was given from the generator:
    My superhero name is:
    Diamond Flame
    You were a scientist, until your quest to create an indestructible super-soldier had an unexpected side effect! A massive explosion gave you an unexpected power, but also destroyed your research! Now, you must fight evil while questing to repeat your experiment!
    Diamond Skin – You have the ability to transform your skin into a layer of diamond, making you almost indestructible!
    Pyrokinesis – You have the power to control and manipulate fire, and can even create your own balls of superheated flame!
    Now, you protect Paris from gangland violence, while also battling the evil plans of The Geisha!


  4. WillyPete says:

    Vampyrist, that text box is WAY too small to read…

  5. hawk007 says:

    This might sound stupid considering how long I’ve been here, but…what’s a Pop Quiz? Never done one, and never really looked at one, so I don’t really know what this whole thing is for. Also, what do you mean a link directly to the image and name?

  6. djuby says:

    Pop Quizzes used to run weekly. Jeff started them I believe. When I was added as a moderator I took them over. Basically it is a design challenge with a very short turn around time: used to be 24 hours…I extended it to 36. The point, I imagine, was and is to challenge you to come up with and post a creation (with a limited time window) based on a theme. The “link directly” thing is what you already do; post to the forums, deviantart, photobucket etc, open the image and copy and paste the link in your post. So just enter the way you always have.

  7. Lordgrimm01 says:

    My superhero name is: Professor IceYou were an astronaut, exposed to space in a near-fatal accident! Now, strange cosmic rays have transformed you, giving you a new and superhuman ability that is both exciting and frightening!Generating and Controlling Ice – Your powers mean you can generate and control ice – whether it’s blasts of super-chilled air, walls of solid ice, freezing your enemies solid, or simply making sure you’re never without a chilled drink.Now, you protect Cleveland, Ohio from experimental street theatre, while also battling the evil plans of Anne of Crimson Gables!Get your own superhero name from the superhero name generator!

    Professor Ice

    Professor Ice Headshot

  8. Vampyrist says:

    Willypete, you’re right. For some reason, when I copied the image URL, it copied the small version. I caught it for the main image, but missed it for the info. Here is the correctly sized info.

  9. Herr D says:

    Out there, but kind of writes itself . . .
    Yikes. Can’t seem to make the scr capt work? Advice?


  10. djuby says:

    @Herr D…just add the page link.

  11. Blunt Object says:


    My superhero name is:

    Cheetah Shadow

    You were always different – never one of the crowd – and it turns out, you’re a genetic mutation, with amazing powers that make you both hated and feared!

    Cat Speed – You are possessed of amazing reflexes and cat-like agility, and the ability to run at cheetah-like speeds!
    Shadow Control – You can manipulate and control shadows, using them to hide yourself or even as a mode of transportation (travelling from one shadow to another)!

    Now, you protect Johannesburg from petty criminals, while also battling the evil plans of Lee Pin Woo, Master of Mysticism!

  12. djuby says:

    Oops…completely forgot to judge this…got wrapped up in Orange Is The New Black. So the contest is closed. The winner will be posted tomorrow.

  13. cliff says:

    well crap missed another~

    This time it seems my phone/modem was unplugged for some mysterious reason since last night, we haven’t had any phone or internet since yesterday.

    My Hero was Multiple Mask,
    a theif who stole a tech mask to turn himself into 6 identical Clones protecting Roswell, New Mexico from Illegal Bloodsports while also battling the evil plans of Rama

    I may go ahead and do it, and post to Cliff’s Eclectic Mayhem like last time

    Maybe next Pop Quiz I can enter.

  14. Nug says:

    Season 13 of Orange is the New Black?

  15. djuby says:

    @Nug – season 2 – getting caught up

  16. Nug says:

    I meant season 3.. It’s a good show, but pace yourself. My wife and I knocked out season 3 in 2 days. Now what are we supposed to watch???