CDC #422 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 10

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.

NOTE: due to my vacation schedule this CDC will run for 2 weeks ending on July 21st

Your challenge this week is to design the villain team’s husband and wife duo – Smoke and Mirrors


Real Name: Geofftrey Tyler

Age: 40

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

Profession: Illusionist – fired from a magic show on the Vegas strip.

Superpowers: ?


Real Name: Angie DelBello

Age: “Mind your own business jerk”

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Profession: Illusionist’s assistant – unemployed

Superpowers: Can transform into a being made of tempered, reflective glass; she also produces mirrored shards which she can wield, or throw, as weapons.

You can enter either or both characters. If you do enter both characters, please do so separately as 2 winners will be announced when the CDC ends; the best Smoke and the best Mirrors.

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 4pm Eastern on Sunday, July 21st.

9 Responses to CDC #422 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 10

  1. Scott Weyers says:

    I kept this one fairly simple and strait forward;

  2. Sid Talakanti says:

    This is my interpretation of Smoke. My character can turn blood cells into smoke and manipulate that smoke to do various things.

  3. Sid Talakanti says:

    This is my interpretation of Mirrors. My character can turn into a reflective material and can produce mirrored shards and can throw or use them as weapons.

  4. Nerd0And0Proud says:

    Here is my version of Mirrors. She is currently in the process of transforming into her glass form, so only half of her is such.

  5. kellkin says:

    Smoke and Mirrors…..

    Geoffrey Tyler and Angie DelBello toured the Vegas strip for years doing magic shows, but to no avail, never made it big. As hard as they tried, their act was received poorly and they were often booed off stage. With bills piling up, and fed up with the local patrons that could care less about them, they struck out on the road. At first they were met with good reviews, but that soon wasted away when some of the locals from Vegas started spreading nasty rumors and terrible reviews about them. They decided to do one last show before they were going to quit for good, but their last show was their worst. Booed off stage, and threatened, they were run out of the venue. While gathering their things, a shadowy, shystie man approached them. He offered them a deal…..agree to give him something of value, and he would grant them both the power to become great magicians. Not hesitating, they both agreed. Seconds later, with a great flash of light, and a eerie low rumble they were forever changed. They used their newfound powers to perform like never before…but why stop there they thought…they started using their powers to get what ever they wanted, what they believed they were owed…..

    They became….Smoke and Mirrors


    He can change the composition of his body from hard as steel, to as light as mist. Using his mist form he can pass through ant object, and also invade anyone and control them.


    She can turn her body to tempered mirrored glass. She is able to withstand gunfire, and extreme temperatures, and her silicate body can also change shape. Her outer layer of skin can form thick jagid armor like shards that are razor sharp. She can shoot glass shards from her hands, and also make unbreakable razor sharp glass weapons she can weild. She can also explode her outer layer of skin, sending deadly shards of glass in every direction.

  6. NerdAndProud says:

    I never could figure out a good design for Smoke, but I was able to update my design for Mirrors.
    So please use this link/version instead:
    My version of mirrors uses blunt weapons made of glass, right now holding a staff. She is in the process of changing into mirror form, so only half of her body is glass. My version is also able to create blasts of glass shards by stomping on the ground, bursting out glass like a frozen wave. These can be seen by her feet. She continues to wear her magician’s assistant outfit from her old show, and sometimes uses it (and her body) to seduce, lure, and distract her targets.

  7. D says:

    Geoffrey Tyler aka Smoke

    Is he himself an illusion, or is he a metahuman?

  8. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted tomorrow.