CDC #393 – International Justice!

Pack your bags and get ready for a trip around the world over the next few weeks.

Next stop…Japan!

Your Character Design Challenge thus week is to use HM3 to create a female hero inspired by Japan.

The winner this week will receive a HeroMachine rendering of my version of their winning entry.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

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, December 17th.

5 Responses to CDC #393 – International Justice!

  1. Thundersong says:

    Himitsu no Dira is a high class Oiran – who is also a Spy for her Government. Using her skills as an Oiran she entices her marks who then give up their secrets to her. Once getting the information she needs, she goes back to her Government and makes her report. She also uses those same marks as part of her social web, blackmailing them for more information or to help her get into places where she may not be able to go. It is all in a nights work for her.

  2. StarkillerRX says:

    My entry this week is Gigagirl!

    Yume Toriyama was a mere child when the war started. Strange beings from outer space landed on Tokio on gigantic robot-shaped tanks, destroying everything on their path. Japan had no choice but to surrender to the invaders. Until Yume, now a scientist witha PhD in Quantum Physics, created a wonderful device: a belt that can change the size of its wearer. Wearing a special suit that enhances her strenght and durability, inspired by the tokusatsu movies she used to watch on her youth, she became Gigagirl, the Japanese Titan!

    Note: credits to ams ( for the pose I used as a base for Gigagirl.

  3. kellkin says:

    Here is my entry….


    The five elements philosophy in Japanese Buddhism and Hinduism, godai (五大, lit. “five great”), is derived from Buddhist beliefs.
    Earth, air/wind, fire, water, and void (the Aether or spirit world) make up the great five elements.

    Katsumi Kobayashi always had a way of communing with nature. She also could see spirits at a young age. After a near death experience, she began to se more and more spirits, and could now communicate with them, she also bagan to manipulate the very elements of nature. As she got older her powers increased, and she used them to help her fellow ppl in Japan.

    She is the embodiment of the elements…she is… Godai…

  4. AFDStudios says:

    (I’m submitting this on behalf of Ashton Olsen / NintyRaccoon who ran into some trouble with the submission process.)

    Here is my OC Tracy Kumiko Fuchida (美津雄 トレイシ ー 久美子, Fuchida Tracy Kumiko), who secretly is the superheroine gunslinger “Accident Prone Terrible”.

    My heroine’s short backstory:

    Born to a Japanese father and an American mother, Tracy Kumiko Fuchida has experienced the best of American and Japanese cultures. Having read her father’s superhero comic books and her mother’s detective manga books, Tracy Kumiko has the secret dream of either becoming a renowned detective or a skillful superhero vigilante.

    One day she would get this chance when she accidentally stumbled upon a large theft of military weapons by a local gang. She was discovered, captured and taken to the gang’s secret hideout. But Tracy Kumiko wouldn’t give up that easily. She managed to get free from her gag and bonds, kept some of the weapons for herself and alerted the police to the hideout. Inspired by this event, Tracy started to make a costume for herself, started taking shooting classes and began patrolling the nights as Terrible. When she isn’t doing heroic deeds, she studies criminology and works extra as a junior reporter at the university’s school paper.

    But since Tracy/Terrible has the bad habit of being clumsy and getting caught easily, people began calling her “Accident Prone Terrible”.

    Behind the scenes:

    I originally created my OC Tracy Kumiko (double name) back in 2008 as a stereotypical “Japanese sleuth school girl” character. It wasn’t until 2011, when Cryptic Studios’ famous superhero MMORPG “Champions Online” went free-to-play, that Tracy Kumiko got a superhero identity.

    For years I only used the given name “Tracy Kumiko” for my OC, but since this contest is about creating a Japanese character, I finally chose “Fuchida” as her family name.

    The superhero title “Accident Prone” is inspired by Marvel’s various titles for their superheroes, like “The Amazing” (Spider-Man), “The Incredible” (Hulk), “The Invincible” (Iron Man). In “Champions Online”, the title “Accident Prone” was given to the player character when he/she had received a specific amount of damage by enemy characters. I thought the title was suitable for Tracy Kumiko since she is supposed to be a dojikko (= cute clumsy girl).

    The fact that her costume resembles the outfits worn by Kitana and Mileena in Mortal Kombat III is coincidental.

  5. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.