CDC #428 – Batwoman is Coming!

The Batwoman TV series is coming soon, and I, for one, cannot wait.

Your challenge this week is to create an original b@da$$ female vigilante character.

The winner this week will receive a Heromachine 3 version of their winning character designed by me. Not the greatest award, but better than a bat-a-rang in the eye.

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 9am Eastern on Sunday, September 1st.

20 Responses to CDC #428 – Batwoman is Coming!

  1. Herr D says:

    Um, wait! Is it a redesign of our submission or a design of us? I think you copy-pasted too much.

  2. NerdAndProud says:

    It looks like you kept part of last week’s description in there. There’s a paragraph in there about the members of the teams.

  3. djuby says:

    @HerrD and NerdAndProud

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Here is White Fang, an actual werewolf vigilante fighting crime in Reno, NV. She appears in my forthcoming book Rooftops: A Just Cause Universe Novel, releasing 10/1/19.

  5. Rekulhs Nathe says:

    Name: Riley Kelly
    Power/Weapons: Martial Arts Master, Various Gadgets
    Origin: After a gigantic battle of heroes vs villains that took the lives of her parents she herself became a vigilante to do what the heroes couldn’t.

  6. Tara Lindley says:

    Name: Laura Bryant
    Powers: The ability to sap any electricity from the atmosphere within a 20 mile radius.
    Weapons:An electric whip that channels the electricity she absorbs.
    Origin: When her parents were killed in a power plant sabotage, caused by a nefarious villain named Jackal, she went looking for them and got hit by stray electricity. Instead of dying she absorbed the shock and gained the ability to absorb electricity. She decided to use her powers to defend the wold against villains like him.

  7. D says:

    Chrissy Chan aka Nightbird

    Weapons and Skills: martial arts/hand-to-hand combat; non-lethal weapons

  8. superfly30 says:

    My entry is “Scarlett” Charlotte of Tortuga.

    When a merciless band of pirates pillaged her island of Tortuga as a child leaving her orphaned, she would use this tragedy to mold herself into her island’s protector as she grew into the fierce woman destiny fated her to be. With a mastery of swords and hand-to-hand combat she stands at the ready to defend against anybody who intends to do harm against her island and it’s people.

  9. kellkin says:


    Real name: Rebekah Rayner

    Rebekah’s father had a tactical defence business and had contracts with the government. He specialized in next gen ballistic body protection. Lightweight, kevlar body armor embedded with nano technology was his company’s specialty.
    Her family traveled all over the world. Her favorite place was Japan. She was fascinated with martial arts and armed, and unarmed combat. She trained intensely, and mastered several forms. Not only is she passionate about martial arts, but also Parkour.
    One day her parents were coming home from dinner and surprised a robber that had broken into their house looking for money and technology to sell. They both were shot and killed. After their deaths Rebecah vowed to wipe out all crime in her city.

    After her parents murder she inherited her their fortune, and uses her late fathers tactical department to equip her arsonal of high tech gadgets.
    She uses nano infused telescoping batons, and her body suit is ballistic grade. A utility belt holds her array of high tech gadgets, and her visor is equipped with night vision.

  10. NerdAndProud says:

    Codename: Streak
    Affiliation: Vigilante
    Real Name: Emily Bullock
    Age: 17
    Ethnicity: Caucasian
    Abilities: Streak can create kinetic energy around her body. This allows her to move incredibly fast, land stronger blows than she usually could, and have enhanced reflexes. Emily is also a trained kickboxer, and uses that in addition to other martial arts to combat her enemies.
    Bio: Emily was 15 when her city was gifted by a beautiful meteor shower. Showers like this only happened once every thirty years, so they were very lucky to see it. A few meteorites actually crashed somewhere in the town, releasing an alien radiation. This radiation came into contact with about ten individuals, Emily being one of them. She didn’t know it then, but the radiation had mutated her, and given her access to all the potential energy in her body. One day, she passed by someone getting mugged. Something inside her told her to intervene. When she did, she overcame the criminal with ease, using more strength than she knew she had. A month later, her parents were nearly killed during a store robbery. From then on she realized if she didn’t intervene, people could die. People she knew. So she became Streak, so she could help as much as she needed.

  11. Scott Weyers says:

    Struggled a bit with this one, but it will do… The Black Blade

    Name: Atiena Tish
    Vigilante and Bounty Hunter
    Wields an energy sword that radiates cold instead of heat, it is capable of draining some of the life-force of its victims as well as cutting through near anything.

  12. Palazzo says:

    Arachne, Agent of Athena

    Everyone knows the myth of Arachne, who boasted that she could weave better than Athena and was subsequently transformed into a spider. However, there are two things about that myth that most people don’t know:
    1. It’s true, and
    2. Athena later offered to restore Arachne to human form provided that she and her female
    descendants served as her agents to do her bidding among mortals.

    Arachne readily accepted the deal and was restored to human form with spider powers (agility, speed, wall-climbing, and web creation). Athena also created a special suit for her along with two poisoned blades that resembled a spider’s chelicerae. Arachne served Athena and ensured that her will was done. Her powers eventually transferred to her daughter when she came of age. Throughout history, the mantle of “Arachne, Agent of Athena” has passed from mother to daughter. There would be stretches of time where Athena had no need for her agent, and the powers would lie dormant. Now, with crime rampant in the world, and few willing to do anything about it, Athena has once again activated the powers within their current holder Kimberly Lockhart.

  13. Palazzo says:

    I would like to make one edit to my character’s bio: instead of being poisoned, the blades can release a chemical that temporarily paralyzes a person.

  14. Christi S says:

    Meet Ghast, the nightmare that haunts the criminal underworld!

  15. djuby says:

    Christi S:
    Meet Ghast, the nightmare that haunts the criminal underworld!

    Cannot open the link.

  16. djuby says:

    Christi S:
    Meet Ghast, the nightmare that haunts the criminal underworld!

    Site was down temporarily. I got it!

  17. Synatrix says:

    Phew this was tougher than i first thought, not sure about name and story but here goes;

    Shadow Blade
    A descendant of an ancient knight, once owner of the enchanted sword she now wields to defend the weak, according to the honor code of her ancestors….not the law of modern ‘men’.

  18. Greggory Basore says:


    Real name: Redmilla O’Toole

    Powers: None known (unless a spunky attitude and never say die mentality count)

    Abilities: Proficient in hand to hand combat, forensic investigation, psychological interrogation techniques, basic chemistry and engineering.

    Weaknesses: Heart condition that can be aggravated by electrical shocks.

    Redmilla O’Toole grew up in a normal suburban household… at least that’s what she thought until the age of 13 years old, when a SWAT team burst into her families home, tackled her mom to the floor, shot her dog and ht Red with a taser when she tried to run in a panicked confusion.

    After awakening in the back of an ambulance, Red discovered three important things. One was a rare heart condition that was triggered by her first ever encounter with an electric shock.

    The next, far more important and life alter thing, was that her father was a drug dealer and her mother had been using her accounting degree to launder his illicit money.

    The final thing that red discovered, was that after she blacked out, her father escaped, after killing two police officers. Years of counseling didn’t erase the guilt she felt. Neither did any of the well meant lectures from her Uncle Ivan Novak, who took her in after her parents sentencing.

    No amount of “it wasn’t your fault”s, “you couldn’t have known”s or “that’s on them, not you”s could ease Red’s conscience or assuage her gut feeling that she had to make things right.

    When her Uncle Ivan died young of a heart attack, he left the small fortune he’d made selling a couple of frivolous software apps to google and facebook to Red. She could have used that money to live comfortably for the rest of her life, but the knowledge that comfortable lives weren’t an option for the officers her father had killed, or the addicts caught up in his drug trade gnawed at her. So Redmilla O’Toole decided to spend the money learning as much as she could about the basics of crime fighting.

    After 5 years, at the tender age of 23, Red began her career as a vigilante. When she found out that her preferred codename of Red Tool had already been trademarked, she opted for the first cool sounding word the could find in the thesaurus and was delighted to come across a word that captured how dead she’d felt inside since discovering how her parents had funded her idyllic childhood. When she discovered that this was also a trade marked name (oddly enough by the mighty rival of the company that had the Red Tool trademark), Red decided to say “F it”… well she didn’t quite say that, but close enough.

  19. Synatrix says:

    Ok after realising my entry was very catwoman/shadowcat-esque and the name i chose was similar to some other entries, im re-entering if thats ok –

    Shadow Witch
    Same as above but the knight ancestor was also a witch from a secret order of magical warriors pledged for millenia to protect the innocent. Now all but gone, the sword and her legacy were only reveled upon the death of a long lost relative.

  20. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly