CDC #414 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 2

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 villain team leader.

Jack Zee always fancied himself an anarchist. He spent his youth protesting and battling big business, big pharma, and big oil. Quite by chance, while searching a used book store for something readable, he was drawn to a book on Egyptian mythology. He opened the book to the story of Seth – the god of chaos, and was transfixed. He rushed home and spent days reading and googling everything he could find about Seth. His interest was quickly becoming an obsession. He fashioned a grotesque mask based on the character and when he put it on something changed; his anger would turn to violent rage. As Seth he trolled the streets of Chicago seeking out the angry, the disenfranchised, and the lost, enlisting them into his army, where their true gifts could be perfected Seth’s costume can best be described as 10% steampunk, 10% heavy metal, and 80% whatever is clean.

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 19th.

11 Responses to CDC #414 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 2

  1. Greggory Basore says:

    Would it be okay to post a work in progress here to get some pointers on ways to improve it?

  2. Greggory Basore says:

    This is the closest I can get to whee I wanna be at the moment. Any input would be appreciated.

  3. G. W. says:
    The Egyptian mythology book Jack Zee found was a bit… different. Attached to the front cover was a gem with magical properties, which drew Jack to the book and specifically to the myth of Seth. When he decided to create a personal based on Seth, Jack decided, he thought on a mere whim, to place the gem in the collar of the mask. As it turns out, the gem was actually posessed by an entity claiming to be Seth, who has given Jack Zee immense power while also making him insane.

    When the entity is partially in control (basically anytime Jack is wearing the mask) , Jack has enhanced speed, strength, agility endurance, intelligence, and combat skills. When the entity completely takes over, Jack is completely unkillable, and has the powers of shapeshifting, telekinesis, and mild mind control.

    Jack’s uncle is a former college professor who was fired for his weird experiments, and then he became a full time mad scientist. Jack enlisted his uncles help to build a device for his right hand that would allow him to summon jets of flame. He then chopped off his own hand and had his uncle build a powerful robotic replacement.

  4. kellkin says:

    SETH…Lord of chaos

  5. SprocketSauce says:

    Made some minor alterations – as soon as I saw ams’s, I knew the helmet on the first one wouldn’t do.

  6. Herr D says:

    Fiddling while a city burns? Old-fashioned. Air guitar while blowing up random city blocks? Much more modern. “Seth Powerslid Out Of The Smoke Playing Air Guitar.”

  7. Ubiquitous Pixel says:

    I spent so long on this…I tried to work in steampunk, heavy metal, Egyptian, and clean cut clothes…and the shading…I couldn’t finish it all as I am about to fall asleep…I spent hours 😀


    This is my Seth! He has a steampunk inspired mechanical arm brace that can give enhanced strength along with powerful punches and grip. The medallion in his center is an old relic he found and it is said to give power and wisdom to its wielder for it bares the Egyptian mark “Was” or “Sceptre”, the mark of Seth himself.

  8. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.