Character Design Challenge #171- Public Domain: Aquatic

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I wan to see you redesign the characters listed here- It's fairly self-explanatory really, all these characters are in the public domain and you're to do your own take on them, simples.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). 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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11 Responses to Character Design Challenge #171- Public Domain: Aquatic

  1. Watson Bradshaw says:

    hey there guys, been a long time since I did one of these but here we go. My entry is the U.N.D.E.R.S.E.A.(United Nations Department of Experiment and Research Systems Established at Atlantis) Agent!

    my take:


  2. Watson Bradshaw says:

    one more this time its the villainous EEL. A contortionist that used electric shocks to commit crimes.

    my take:

    compare time:

  3. superfly30 says:

    My entry for this weeks is “Green Turtle”. He has no powers, but rather is a very skilled fighter.

    My version:


  4. hawk007 says:

    I couldn’t help myself. Here’s Bert the Turtle, made almost completely out of shapes (besides the bow tie, hat, and background).

  5. Mad Jack says:

    Re-designed, “aquatic”-themed public domain characters you want? No problem! 😀


    Steel Shark

    Sea Eagle

  6. cliff says:

    OK I was originally looking for a scantally clad hero, whose supprised by this who knows me?

    and I found Barry Kuda in an orange tarzan/stongman outfit.
    But I LOVE the name it is like something I would come up with.
    It is really the only thing I kept the same about him.

    He supposedly only had water breathing according to the write up.

    Yet obviously he must have had hyper swimming, as well as some other powers, so I gave him the “Aquatic package”:
    Thermal Vision to see in the murky depths,
    Heightened Strength,
    Heightened Toughness,
    Heightened Speed all to help him deal with the depths and pressure of deep sea survival.

    I gave him Teeth & Fins keeping in line with his baracuda name sake,

    exchanging it for the heros original spear,

    I actually covered him up far more than the original, I gave him a suit more like a baracuda’s markings with a dark blue back and side with stripes along his sides

    I figured the punny name coupled with the somewhat fearsome look
    put him in the violent yet funny genre like Lobo and Deadpool even though those types are NOT my favorites.

    so here he is … MY interpretation of Barry Kuda:

  7. melmo44 says:



    My Version:
    I made two different varieties while trying to keep with both an aquatic and Amazonian/Greek theme: a light-armored peltast and and heavy-armored hoplite.

  8. JR19759 says:

    Ok guys, this weeks contest is now closed. The result will be up shortly.