CDC #365 – Team Building – Part 4

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly.

Your challenge this week is to design the villainous Manx. Trained from childhood by the original master burglar The Manx, he or she took on the mantle following the death of the mentor. In addition to a utility belt loaded with gadgets perfected by the original Manx, this incarnation brings a useful and deadly addition to the arsenal: two sets of retractable claws; one crafted from Titanium and the other, a razor sharp diamond tipped set, both used with deadly precision.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter a often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. 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 :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • 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).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, May 27th.

15 Responses to CDC #365 – Team Building – Part 4

  1. Ubiquitous Pixel says:

    Manx like the cat? Just trying to figure how to base my villain.

  2. djuby says:

    Ubiquitous Pixel:
    Manx like the cat? Just trying to figure how to base my villain.


  3. G. W. says:

    Does one set have claws for one hands, or for both?

  4. son4 says:

    my concept for Manx added a cybernetic prosthetic tail equiped with a taser controlled by special headgear that also enhances her senses..

  5. djuby says:

    G. W.:
    Does one set have claws for one hands, or for both?

    That is up to you,

  6. Adam Lawther says:

    Here’s my entry, details etc. are in the image description.

  7. rossoftheyear says:

    Manx, equipped with his trusty utility belt of smoke bombs, stun grenades, wrist mounted knock out gas, infrared cat eye contacts, titanium and diamond claws, and grappling hook launcher, presents quite the challenge for our group of heroes.

  8. Ubiquitous Pixel says:

    Felix Laine is a tech savvy engineer, master at stealth, and expert hand-to-hand combatant. He took up the mantle of the Manx by finding the previous Manx hidden suit, gadgets, and stash that were left upon the previous Manx’s death. He only wanted a worthy person to continue his legacy, so he created a puzzled quest with traps along the way to test only the most skilled of people.

    Felix upgraded the suit with retractable claws on both feet and hands. His special addition being the diamond tipped claws on his hands, which allow him to climb and cut through a majority of surfaces. His helmet is able to trace substances, have x-ray and thermo vision, enhance sounds, and give excellent vision in darkness. He has a multitude of gadgets, grappling gun, retractable grappling wrist cannon, and an upgraded tracking/computer system he wears on his wrist complete with an EMP and hacking abilities. His boots allow him extra agility, jumping power, and easy landing.

    There’s no task The Manx can’t complete silently. He usually leaves a scratched out “M” as a calling card.

  9. Ubiquitous Pixel says:

    Hey djuby, fun idea, when you make your rendition of the CDC winner’s Manx, you should make (based off the winner’s Manx) the original Manx as well before he passed off the mantle. Just popped in my head and felt like sharing 🙂

  10. djuby says:

    Ubiquitous Pixel:
    Hey djuby, fun idea, when you make your rendition of the CDC winner’s Manx, you should make (based off the winner’s Manx) the original Manx as well before he passed off the mantle. Just popped in my head and felt like sharing

    That is a great idea. I will leave it up to the winner whether they want my version of their version, or my version of the original Manx based on their version. Man, I have never used the word “version” this much.

  11. Brons says:

    Where the original Manx had been a dark man of mystery, seldom seen, known only by the calling card with his cat’s head logo, the second Manx was arrogant and brazen. In place of his mentor’s all black catsuit he wears a more colorful and stylish costume with the logo emblazened on his chest. Instead of passing undetected, he counted on his extreme senses, athleticism, martial skills, and deadly Cat’s Paws or Talons to bail him out of trouble the original would have simply avoided with subtlety, stealth and planning. His predecessor worked alone, but the new Manx, brash and arrogant teamed up with others, and savored the role of deadly enforcer.

    Shown here with one of his Talons on his right hand, is the new, brazen Manx:

    — Brons

  12. kellkin says:

    WOW!! Everyone has some great entries!

    Here is my Manx

    She has cybernetic arms with a right robotic hand equipped with retractable claws and a small laser for cutting. Her body suit has active camouflage, and a prehensile tail with a mace and larger laser. She has magnetic/anti gravity boots that also have retractable claws to aid in climbing, and also enable her to leap great distances. Belt pouches carry all her gadgets, bombs, and grappling hook for emergencies.
    She doesn’t carry a gun…they make too much noise…she prefers to kill in silence.

  13. Calvary_Red says:

    Here’s my entry:
    The claws pictured are the titanium set. The diamond tipped set are shorter and extend from her fingertips for greater precision.

  14. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Results posted shortly.