Character Design Challenge #327 – RPG Character Classes: Final Round – “NOT” Jedis and Siths

First off...a huge thanks to JR for suggesting the RPG series of CDCs. And now...

...Time for the final round! Your CDC is to create an original heroic or villainous "space warrior" (something along the lines of an order of characters from a popular movie series maybe).  Your submissions can be either human or alien in origin. These groups use laser swords…yeah…that’s what we’ll call them…which can be found in Items Right: Blades: Page 5.

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,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;
  • 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).

This contest will close on Sunday, July 2nd at 9:00am Eastern

14 Responses to Character Design Challenge #327 – RPG Character Classes: Final Round – “NOT” Jedis and Siths

  1. rossoftheyear says:

    Here is my totally not a Jedi, Shando Brota. With his laser sword and harness of mental psionics, he acts as a teacher in the Academy.

  2. JR19759 says:

    A member of the tree-top dwelling race known as the Svetalen, who live on Prisax-V in the western arm of the galaxy, Mira Abina was noted for her unusual abilities from a young age. She possessed reflexes fast even for a Svetalen, and the ability to seemingly influence objects and people without needing to speak or touch them. Her abilities attracted attention of course, and whilst she was still a child she was taken in by The Order, who trained her to use her powers for good. She was an excellent student, mastering the complex combat styles of The Order’s warriors and even crafting her own unique spin on their signature laser sword weapon, a double bladed laser shaft. However, she found The Order to rigid and too strict, feeling that their very rules hindered them from practicing the mantra that they preached, so she left. She now helps out the citizens of the Galactic Republic where ever she can, in places that The Order have no presence.

  3. Brons says:

    Child of the ’60s and Space Cadet that I am, I couldn’t resist doing yet another self-portrait of me wielding a “laser sword”—this time as an homage to multiple space-based heroes of my youth, heroes wielding ray-guns and laser swords, jet packs and bubble helmets, riding spaceships and interstellar beams to the stars. I give you, Brons, the Star Knight:

  4. kellkin says:

    Dreggus, a Dragon-kin (half Dragon half humanoid) hails from the planet Tarragon Prime. Once a beautiful race, they were the protectors of their neighboring solar systems. But the darkness…that evil force that corrupts…that turns the hearts and souls of humans and all other forms of life to hate, has transformed them into the foulest, most vile creatures. Now all they desire is to conquer, and one day rule the entire universe.

  5. StarkillerRX says:

    Don’t let the white and gold armor and the flowing cape fool you: The Nebula Knights of the Sigma Order are definitely not the good guys.

    The Sigma Order predates even the existence of Earth’s Sun. It’s original mission was to guide the intelligent beings of the galaxy, by teaching the philosophy and religion they created around the benevolent cosmic entity known simply as The Light, all while protecting them from The Darkness, the evil being that wants to consume all life.

    For many eons, the Order has kept on with their mission, but today they have become nothing but insane religious zealots. They still protect life in the Universe, but only life that accepts the Doctrine of the Light as their gospel; the rest of the galaxy are forcefully silenced by their dictatorship and anyone who dares to speak up against The Order is annihilated, together with their own species.

    After all, if an intelligent species doesn’t follow the good, righteous doctrine of The Light, they obviously must serve The Darkness, right?

  6. Brons says:

    To follow up on my Silver Age-style Star Knight, here’s a 70’s movie-style update, following the carrier of our Star Knight after he retired to a desert planet:

    Child of the ’60s and Space Cadet that I am, I couldn’t resist doing yet another self-portrait of me wielding a “laser sword”—this time as an homage to multiple space-based heroes of my youth, heroes wielding ray-guns and laser swords, jet packs and bubble helmets, riding spaceships and interstellar beams to the stars. I give you, Brons, the Star Knight:

  7. kellkin says:

    Xara the Space Pirate

    Cruising the galaxy with her armada of heavily armed ships, fighters, and drones, all which are equipped with laser cannons, ion pulse cannons, and disrupters, she searches for the next thing that catches her fancy. Wielding two laser swords, and twin blasters, Xara takes what she wants, and gives no quarter to anyone, or anything she meets.

  8. Herr D says:

    “I’M the droid they’re looking for!” Droid 7391 (yes, look at the number upside-down) was originally programmed to be a regular custom service droid on a planet far, far away. Specifically, a brothel. Then an Imperial technician decided, as a joke, to program him with the ability to banter with opponents while teaching them techniques against those using -uh- ‘laser swords.’ A warrior at one with the shadows stepped out for just a moment, stooped, and went away.

    Then Droid 7391 started WINNING the fights and shutting down to prevent injury to a a living being. It had been programmed to believe that it WAS one of those special warriors, maintaining a disguise by use of -uh- ‘psychic access to powers of good.’ They locked him in a store room till they could figure out how to reprogram it. It made a cloud of stun droids and escaped in the ensuing mayhem. It seeks to join the rebellion.

  9. cliff says:

    I’ve been in hospital since Monday, got home last night to finish my entry, but have to go back to hospital cause my wife is still in there.
    Wanted to write more details, but don’t have time. I’m just glad I didn’t miss entering this one.

    Entry #1
    Ewan Dongor
    Satyr Knight
    Studant Companion to Master Satyr Knight Liam Soo-Ne

    I named the race Caprians, They are actually originally from Earth during Ancient Greek/Roman times, Transported by the Gods Pan and Dionysis to their new home in which the race of satyrs became
    Homo Caprians from the planet Capra IV from the system Caprius in the constillation of Capricornus.

    Now circling the forested planet is Space Station Treetop

    Arcadia is the Capital City on planet Capra IV
    other notable places are the Satyrides Islands, Marsyas City and E’Terpi University

    The four recognized life cycles of Caprians are as follows:
    Satyrisci – kids
    Fauns – teens
    Satyroi- adults
    Seilenoi- elderly

    The race political system is ran by the Forest High Cheif – Lucas Gregor
    and the Horned Council

    One of the most charismatic and outspoken polititions is Ambassador Libidicus from the capital Arcadia- The Ambassador has been known, like most of his race, to party, drink and carouse to excess.
    “What some races consider scandles, others look upon as

    achievements” Ambassador Libidicus

    Ash, is the Cultural Attache, He is mild mannered and even tempered

    Goldleaf, is Envoy On Trade, Greedy, out to get everything he can for himself and his planet.

    Rowen is Envoy On Deforestation, A solemn Caprian, quickly prone to anger and defend his planet, who sees his sylvan homeword being systematily despoiled and eventually destroyed by offworlders.

    Liam Soo-Ne in one of the mystic Satyr Knights and a master.. He is the teacher cumpanioon of Ewan

    Al Gedi “The Kid” a foolish young hero, destined to become a companion to Satyr Knight Ewan.

    Reed Auloi
    Double Piper super star, a graduate from E’Terpi University in the

    city Marsyas. Has a huge ego and self assuarance.
    With his pipes he can manipulate a person’s emotions such as:

    Charm, Calm, Sleep, Cause Fear, Inspire, Despair, Enrage, Laugh,

    Dance. Deafen, Shatter, Sound Counter Attack.

    Neil Ranger – Reed’s Pilot.
    a very skilled pilot, repairman and bodyguard.

    Star Goat – Reed Auloi’s concert tour ship

    General Cytyr – an insane Caprian scientist from Dabih, is now a satyr with many cyborg inplants including metal horns, wire dreadlocks, cyber eyes, head phone and mic, cyber arms and hands and cyber digigraded legs. giving him superhuman senses, strength, speed and endurance and virtual invulnerability. He longs for power, and not only system, but galactic domination..

    Cytyrian Warriors – kindnapped Caprians taken to turn them into

    subserviant cyborg warriors under General Cytyr’s every whim

    Ma’Asad “the slaying”

    Aitho Pikos – This brilliant but evil Caprian was once a Satyr Knight, he can project his astral self long distances into a ghost like apparition, and attack, defend with his powerful mind. He seems to be immune to physical damage, disease or aging so is apparently immortal.

    (I have pics of all the characters, but not shaded or anything and don’t have time to post them sadly)

  10. Lady Amaranth says:

    Entry #1: Warden Iris Kryton–Amaranth/Lady%20Amaranth%20-%20Iris%20Kryton_zps0wa2dpjk.png

    Iris Kryton was a former galactic bounty hunter. She and her gang of mercenaries made their name taking out the universe’s most dangerous criminals. They had a “kick in the door” style and a general disregard for public property. Still, for all their flaws they had a perfect contract completion record, and Iris always ensured that innocent bystanders never made it into the body count. She was perceived as emotionally hardened but not apathetic.

    Such was her life until their last contract. She and her gang were tracking down a powerful “biotic” that was terrorizing colonies on some planet on the far rim of known space. They easily located the fugitive by following the trail of his destruction. The battle that ensued lasted for several hours, but Iris’s gang had finally cornered the biotic. In a final act of desperation, the fugitive started to channel the last of their power to turn themselves into a living bomb. While her team ran for cover, Iris noticed out of the corner of her eye a scared child hiding behind some rubble. She dashed toward the child, covering them with her own body. The biotic unleashed his energy in a massive wave. Suddenly, out of an intense desire to protect the child, something awoke inside Iris. A protective field of force covered them countering the biotic’s energy wave.

    Once the rubble cleared she and the child were all who were left standing. After minutes of silence Iris heard wheezing nearby, “Miss…miss. Here.” Quickly approaching the sound she encountered an older man dying under the debris from a collapsed building. “You process… a growing power within you. If… if you do not seek the appropriate training… *wheeze* you will end up much like the man who did this… Head… *cough* head for the Tahl System.”

    Iris heeded the man’s words. She took the child to the next settlement and then left for Tahl. Hidden on one of it’s planets she found a few spires sticking above the trees. The spires turned out to be a secret academy for individuals with biotic abilities. Upon explaining the former events, she was welcomed into the academy on the condition that she give up her bounty hunting ways. They told her that the academy helps those in need to keep a universal balance, not for profit. Iris accepted the terms and began her new life journey. She learned her new abilities with some difficulty and endless determination. Already being accustomed to heavy armor, she elected to join the Warden branch of the academy.

    Having traded in her jet boots for biotic jumps and her plasma rifle for twin plasma sabers, she now travels the galaxy protecting the innocent. She kept the wrist rocket launchers though. Some problems are just best solved with pocket-sized explosives.

  11. Lady Amaranth says:

    Entry #2: Sage Mirrage–Amaranth/Lady%20Amaranth%20-%20Mirrage_zpssxv0jkcg.png

    Mirrage while human looking, was actually born to an off-shoot race that stemmed from humans. This race grew to become more in tune to the life force of the universe and are as such natural “biotics”. A unique adaptation of theirs is use of biotics to see the world and auras of living things around them instead of physical eyes.

    Mirrage was an orphan left with in the care of an establishment for homeless children. At a young age her natural abilities started to manifest. She was reserved and didn’t really connect with any of the other kids. This left her with few friends and a long line of potential bullies. She proved to be more than a match the first time others attempted to push her around. The bully’s attempt to make her known as “no-eyes” got him launched across the play field 20ft.

    The owners sought out aid with how to deal with such an usual and temperamental child. One woman they met in the town’s archives offered to take her to a place where they train individuals with such abilities. Having no other choice, the owners allowed the woman to take the child. As such Mirrage was taken to a secret academy in the Tahl System.

    She excelled in her lessons and learned new techniques with ease. However, her mentors were given unease by her quick temperament. In instances when she became frustrated her powers would become wild and uncontrolled, and they sometimes lead to the injury of others. They tried many things to curb her anger. They forced her to engage in social activities to try to make friends and to attend meditation sessions. They even installed a red crystal into her plasma saber as a token of shame. Mirrage’s mental state remained yet unchanged.

    Due to her inability to control herself, rumors began to circle about Mirrage potentially being exiled from the academy. Normally this would involve severing one’s connection to the life force of the universe. Realizing the inevitable future, Mirrage fled before a ruling on the subject could be made.

    She now travels the galaxy fleeing the academy’s masters. She tries to use her abilities for good but her temperament leads to mixed results. Some know her as a bringer of justice, and others know her as an uncontrolled storm of destruction and death.

  12. Wolju35 says:

    Former Knight Dayo
    (Took me a while to get the file save format right)

    A once promising member of the galaxy’s prominent “order”, Dayo part ways before making the rank of Master at a young age, sensing though the “spirit of the galaxy” that it was not his destiny to continue with monastic order. He then left with another member of the order, who had also recently retired, to a quiet forest planet where they settle down and raised a family. Even though hes no longer a knight and now a simple farmer, Dayo still trains and meditates in the forest hoping to pas his knowledge down to his children when they are of age

  13. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.