CDC #449 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 6

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.

This week we move onto possibly the most dangerous member of the villain squad – Mirage.

She is a native of the planet Gimensia, a generally peaceful planet of androgynous humanoid empaths. Mirage, however, uses her empathic powers to exploit her prey’s greatest fears by creating hyper-realistic nightmare scenarios tailored to her victim’s most deeply held fears and phobias.

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 6pm Eastern on Monday, February 10th

9 Responses to CDC #449 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 6

  1. ForgivenMonster says:

    My “Mirage” submission this week. This one was a little tough for me, but I liked the idea of keeping her alien-like while still humanoid looking. I liked the idea of the fear being a physical manifestation she projects rather than it being in the person’s head. Would make for a scarier presence.

  2. Palazzo says:

    Here is my version of Mirage:

    Based on her powers, I decided to go with an “alien sorceress” vibe. Also, I hope this is androgynous enough. (That’s something I never thought I would say.)

    P.S. Please don’t let the CDCs die! I have yet to win one and I don’t want to lose my chance! That said, it’s still a lot of fun to create new characters each week.

  3. djuby says:

    @Palazzo – Whether the CDCs continue or not is entirely up to you guys. All I can tell you is that I have no intention of wasting my time coming up with a topic so that two people can enter. Might try having a monthly CDC if weekly fizzles out.

  4. BoyInBlue04 says:

    Mirage –
    My first submission on here ever (wish me luck). I went for a more “assassin sorceress who hunts people in the woods when they’re most vulnerable” theme. Since I’ve added a sense of stealth to her, her clothes are light and camouflage based. Didn’t give her any weapons because she doesn’t need them. Her fear manifestations quickly do the work for her. (Making her more androgynous was harder than expected so I just worked with the perspective I chose.)

  5. Thundersong says:

    Since it was mentioned Mirage is an empath, it is not really easy to show this physically, so Empathic abilities are emotional, for the most part, when Mirage uses the ability, the Gemstone focus glows red. IF it was meant for “Good” it would glow Green, but evil purposes, the gems glow Red.

  6. kellkin says:

    I uploaded the wrong pic, here is the finished entry

    Mirage with some of her mental projections

  7. Herr D says:

    Spiders are a common nightmare.

    @djuby: Archer characters DO generate less enthusiasm . . .

  8. djuby says:

    Challenge closed – results posted shortly