CDC #374 – Team Building – Part 14

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 and name the 7th and final member of the villain squad. His name is James Cox, and he is a 35 year old male. While he has no superpowers to speak of, he is incredibly intelligent, is a master of trickery. a relentless practical joker, and is a bit of a wise-ass. He refers to himself as his team’s “Fan Favourite”. As a result, even his fellow villains don’t particularly like him. Be sure to check out the costume colours of the past winners in the links posted below before deciding on the colours for your entry.


Emerald Sorceress




Dr, Epoch

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as 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 noon Eastern on Monday, August 6th.

10 Responses to CDC #374 – Team Building – Part 14

  1. Howlingatthemoon says:

    Mr. Jinx is a criminal mastermind. He is the head of his own criminal empire that maintains a stranglehold on NYC. Nothing goes in or out of the city without his approval and awareness. He rules all facets of crime with an iron fist. He is ruthless, unforgiving, and deadly. He is also very debonair, cultured, and extremely intelligent. He has a penchant for cruel and often fatal practical jokes and he takes glee in getting one over on someone. He is a master of sleight of hand and misdirection. Mr. Jinx is most definitely not a joker you want to cross or doublecross!

  2. Soldering Gunslinger says:
    James Cox, AKA Mr. Julius, is an arms dealer whose warehouse is hidden beneath his practical joke shop. A master tinker with explosives, robots, and other “toys”, he makes sure no deal is broken or goes awry. His intelligence and craft have allowed him to slip through the cracks of even the watch of the FBI, CIA, Customs, Interpol, MI:6…you names ’em, he eludes ’em with a mix of wisecracks, slippery tongues, and practical jokes. Hey, his father used to bribe the KGB back in his day! Just don’t make him grouchy; he will certainly drop the bomb on you if you say the secret word.

  3. Brons says:

    My character is Scaramouche:

    James Cox, a.k.a. Scaramouche is a flamboyant character who was inspired to craft his identity based on both the clown-like character from the original Comedia del Arte and the swashbuckling character of the films and Sabatini novel. He dresses in a brightly patterned costume that includes a mandolin, a rapier, and a sap-like comic rattle. He disguises his features with white theatrical makeup and a mask.

    The garish costume and comic antics conceal a brilliant mind and a deadly fighter—with a background in martial arts and the special forces. Though he has no powers, Scaramouche is a powerful and skilled athlete and fighter, though that isn’t always obvious. He postures, capers, plays his mandolin and cracks jokes, long after he might have been expected to go for a weapon, defend himself or go on the attack.

    If fighting is required, his jester-headed “rattle” is generally his first weapon. In reality, it is a semi-flexible, shot-filled sap, with a heavy metal head, and three part whip-like cap.When he needs a longer reach, and a more intimidating weapon, he relies on his skill with the rapier. His fighting style, be it with the rattle, the rapier, or unarmed, comes across like a cross between Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master, and the comic swordsmanship of Danny Kaye in The Court Jester.

    Still, dangerous as he can prove to be physically, he’d rather live by his quick wits and quicker tongue. He is highly educated and a master strategist, who loves to rely on surprise and the unexpected, generally couched in humor and absurdity. People are frequently annoyed by his sense of humor and lack seriousness… Until they see the serious, and deadly side come out.

  4. djuby says:

    @Vigarri – Does your villain have an aka. James Cox also known as…?

  5. Vigarri says:

    @Vigarri– Does your villain have an aka. James Cox also known as…?

    Oh yeah he does, the name is Kongming

  6. Ubiquitous Pixel says:

    Well my last comment was removed as spam somehow as soon as I commented it?
    Here it is again.

    Name: James Cox

    Alias: The Shyster

    James Cox was always a loner and outcast growing up due to his unusual level of maturity and intelligence, forcing him to never fit in nor tolerate most people. As he grew, the lonelier he became because he was unnaturally gifted in reading people and perceiving things to the point where most people found it either annoying or creepy.

    James became a world famous lawyer to use his gifted talents for fun. While he could have became an engineer or something to challenge his vast intellect more, he chose lawyer because it was a way to displace his childhood bullying and loneliness by showing how much better he was compared to everyone else.

    He never was much of a confident man, so he was pushed around a lot, except in the court room, where he shined with showing his true power. However, his depression and anxiety got the best of him and he found himself in all time low with being unhappy with who he was. This was the catalyst to create something new…someone new. A sudden voice appeared in his head. An obnoxious voice. A voice who deemed James to not be using his potential correctly. It was vastly deviant and was relentless on James. It became so much on James that he had a psychotic break and attempted suicide. But before he could even attempt it, he snapped. The voice took over in a long drawn out laugh. The old James was gone, the new personality took over. This new persona called himself, The Shyster.

    Shyster hides his intelligence behind one liners and an ever comedic attitude by never taking anything seriously. He is relentless as he is violent. His mask and appearance is both unsettling and to hide any suspicion of pure genius intellect by throwing his enemies off. His incredible intelligence allows him to not only out wit his enemies and throw them off, it enables him to create a vast amount of gadgets he can use as pranks or chaos.

    Shyster always is pushing his peers to the limit with his actions or words to constantly keep them on their toes. He never seems to shut up or know any bounds to respect people’s boundaries. They say he is insane, but he consider’s himself super sane to the point where he has no equal.

    Shyster is both an anarchist and relentless trickster. His prank like deeds and trickster persona are to hide his true ambitions to break the minds of everyone around him by pushing them to a breaking point. He is a formidably enemy as he can break the most powerful of beings. His genius gadgets, intellect, psychology, excellence in strategy, master in hand to hand combat, and pure evil/deviant nature are all hidden behind a psychotic and ever creepy smile.

  7. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.