CDC #429 – Be A Good Sport!

Your challenge this week is to create an original hero or villain based on a sport

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 cleat to the cup!

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 8th.

13 Responses to CDC #429 – Be A Good Sport!

  1. Greggory Basore says:

    Does it have to be based on a real sport, or would a fictional sport like Quidditch or Blitz Ball be okay?

  2. djuby says:

    Greggory Basore:
    Does it have to be based on a real sport, or would a fictional sport like Quidditch or Blitz Ball be okay?

    A real sport please.

  3. NerdAndProud says:

    Would you accept billiards or pool as a sport?

  4. superfly30 says:

    Since the zombie outbreak happened humans are trying to survive the mindless, flesh eating hordes. However, our misunderstood “hero” The Zomboni retains his human mind even though he is no longer “human”. The Zomboni just wishes to find his place in this new world and fight for the humans to eradicate the zombie masses even though the humans hunt him as if he were also a mindless, brain-munching monster. Maybe someday he will find his place with the people that fear him.

    (I kept channeling Toxic Avenger vibes while making this one).

  5. djuby says:

    Would you accept billiards or pool as a sport?

    If you think that billiards is a sport then have at it.

  6. Rekulhs Nathe says:
    Manny Quin
    Name: Manny Quin
    Powers/Weapons: Living Mannequin
    Origin: A Mannequin for a sports equipment store, he was brought to life by a wizard’s spell and was used as cannonfother against some hero. But when the wizard was defeat, Manny was still alive while all the other things that the wizard bought to life were destoryed. Now no longer under the wizard’s control, Manny didn’t know who or what he was, seeing his outfit he thought himself to be a football player and went ahead and joined the local football scene. But the town’s football team were all losers and never made state. That was until Manny came along. He managed to get them to state and managed to get the winning touchdown and from that moment on he was considered a town hero!

  7. kellkin says:


    An expert Hawaiian surfer, Kahuna has a custom made hover surfboard that can fly at any altitude, and go hypersonic. The reason he can withstand the extreme G forces is due to his mutation. He can absorb kinetic energy, and turn it into added strength, and speed.
    His boots keep him firmly attached to his board and he controls the board with his thoughts.

  8. Greggory Basore says:

    This is just a rough version of a hero I call “The Queen of Clubs” who uses golf clubs as her weapons of choice.

    I’ll be polishing this up later on along with a back story.

  9. Palazzo says:

    Presenting a true loser of a villain: The Bomb Curler!

    Make no mistake, this man is an idiot. Batman has his Condiment King, and some poor superhero, with better things to do with his/her time, has this guy. Zane Wrobel lost his leg in an accident. Due to shady medical insurance practices and terrible handwriting on Zane’s part, his prosthetic was designed as a broom. Hoping to make lemonade out of the lemons life gave him, he tried out for a local curling team and hoped his broom-leg would be seen as an advantage. However, he failed to make the team and was laughed to scorn. He decided to get revenge on this cruel world, and give the sport of curling a bad name in the process, by becoming the Bomb Curler, master of sliding stones with bombs attached to them!

  10. NerdAndProud says:

    Fastball (Baseball Villain)

    Codename: Fastball
    Real Name: Leo Campbell
    Affiliation: Villain
    Abilities: Pyrogenesis (Creating Fire), Kinetikinesis (Controlling Kinetic Energy). To explain, he can ignite objects with blue fire and send them sailing at high speeds ending in explosions, with a simple swing of his bat or pitch from his hand.
    Bio: When Leo was a kid, he loved to play baseball. He joined the T-Ball team, then Little League, and continued playing all through high school. He even joined a professional team, becoming the best in his state. One day, the day the championship game, he felt very strange. He shrugged it off and told himself to focus. During the game, near the end, when it was his turn to bat, his head began hurting like a drill was being shoved inside. He lost balance and focus, causing him to strike out. He hadn’t struck out the entire season. The teams switched. He was on Second Base. A fly ball was hit, and he ran to catch it. Just as he held up his glove the headache returned, and he suddenly went completely blind. He missed the catch, and was blamed for the loss of the team. When it was revealed he was blind, he could no longer do what he most loved, play baseball. Years after, he was approached by a mysterious woman in a cloak. She told him that his blindness was not an accident, that someone had used black magic to ensure the opposing team would win. This woman told him she could give him the power to take revenge, and more. He accepted, and was given the ability to ignite objects in blue flames. While using his power, his eyes lit on fire as well, and he could see again. He became Fastball, and after he took his revenge, he was never the same.

  11. Scott Weyers says:

    CRICKET (Darts, not the other one)

    Real Name: Garrett Morley
    Classification: Mutant
    Abilities: Perfect Aim, enhanced strength, dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Highly skilled at sleight-of-hand

  12. Greggory Basore says:

    Real Name: Minierva Ganton

    Powers: None

    Abilities: None

    Resources: Access to Money

    Origin: Growing up as a rich/wealthy child of luxury wasn’t all it was cracked up to be… at least not for Minnie Ganton. Aside from the unshakable stigma of social guilt at never having earned her status in life, the pressure to prove “worthy” of her family’s legacy left little room to enjoy her lot in life… which was okay, because joy was something Minnie knew nothing about.

    For as long as she could remember, Minnie had never found any sense of pleasure or excitement in anything. Every triumph and tragedy surrounding her was met with a detached sense of disconnection and isolation. He life felt like a storm outside the windows of a sturdy house, immediate in vicinity yet remote sensation. The only thing close to an emotion she’d ever encountered was an over riding sense of apathy.

    None of this sat well with her father. Garvey G. Ganton the 7th had many qualities, but empathy was not one of them. Having a daughter with no drive or ambition was simply not an embarrassment he would endure. On her 25th birthday, Garvey laid down the law. Minnie would be given on year to find her calling in life or be cut off from the family fortune and cast out into the world on her own.

    Out of an effort to remain comfortable, Minnie wracked her mind for something she could pursue with something that would, from an outside glance, seem close enough to “passion” to pass muster for her father. After six months of no success, Minnie called up her high school friend Penny Potter. Penny had been the quiet, mousey “plain girl” that other socialites had kept around because she’d made it easy to look hot by comparison. Minnie had enjoyed her company, simply because Penny was quiet and unobtrusive. She always seemed happy enough to have somewhere to go or something to do, that she didn’t bother people with unwanted conversation.

    When Penny got the unexpected call from her former acquaintance, she took the offer of “vocational consultant” because, much like in her adolescence, she didn’t have anything better going on. After hearing Minnie’s dilemma, Penny went over to her house with a bag of medium grade marijuana and wrote up a list of different ideas that she printed out in large fonts and taped them to the wall.

    She had Minnie throw a dart at the wall. It landed on “Super Hero” and the two laughed.

    When Penny offered to put more effort into a serious idea, Minnie shrugged “Why not this one? It’s not like I’d be less passionate about it than anything else.” So Penny set about seeing what kind of equipment or weapons could be found and noticed an expensive set of golf clubs, which turned out to have been left over from an ill fated attempt years earlier to see if leisure sports would prove any more interesting than previous attempts at forming a hobby.

    Penny used the clubs as a loose basis for a theme and commissioned a costume to go with them. Within a week, Harper City’s new vigilante “The Queen of Clubs” was born.

    Crime fighting career: With Penny’s help, Minnie works on building lists of criminal targets which will get the most clicks on news sites and present the best image for her. Her concern lies less with ridding Harper City of crime, than with building a brand that can be impressive enough to get her father off her back. To that end, a set of web search assisted algorithms determines which kind of criminals are the most “popular” subjects each week and Penny figures out the most picturesque locations to be seen taking them down.

    Late at night, after long hours of strenuous “heroing” Minnie sometimes wishes she felt something. Surely a normal person would feel a sense of pride or satisfaction at making their city safer, even for selfish reasons. The look of gratitude in the eyes the elderly woman saved from a mugging, or the relief in the tearful voice of the bar tender spared a violation at the hands of a stalker, those should have roused some sense of accomplishment or nobility. A well adjusted person should at least feel ashamed for being so undeserving of her growing fan-base. At the very least, a normal person would feel some kind of happiness at renewing and strengthening a bond of friendship. Minnie feels none of these things. She merely continues to navigate through the cold and empty spiritual void that’s always surrounded the landscape of her disconnected soul.

  13. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.