Character Design Challenge #490 – Team Building – Volume 4 – Part 8

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.

This week we tackle the villain squad’s archer.
Hero Name: ?
Real Name: Colin Welsh
Country of origin: Great Britain
Powers: ?
Backstory: ?

The winning entrant will receive my HM3 version of their winning character
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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;
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 on Sunday, March 14th at 10:00 am Eastern

7 Responses to Character Design Challenge #490 – Team Building – Volume 4 – Part 8

  1. watson Bradshaw says:

    Hero Name: SHADOW FOX
    Real Name: Colin Welsh
    Country of origin: Great Britain
    Powers: Cybernetic enhanced accuracy, strength, and speed.
    Backstory: Colin Welsh was an assassin that trained for years to be the best archer in the world but his passion soon became an obsession that drove him to implant experimental cybernetics throughout his body to increase his edge. Now he kills for anyone that pays to update his deadly tech.

  2. Scott Weyers says:

    Hero Name: RED DRAGON
    Real Name: Colin Welsh (formerly Colin Jones)
    Country of origin: Great Britain (Wales)
    Powers: Heightened senses (especially sight), agility, hand-eye coordination all at the peal of human levels.
    Master bowyer with an advanced knowledge of mechanical engineering and chemistry.

    Has a pet dragon named Dewi (after the patron saint of Wales).

    Backstory: Colin loved archery and was good at it from a very young age. He tried out for the Olympics and made the team only to be falsely accused of doping by one of his rivals there by being disqualified for lfe from ever competing. In time he turned to crime and has become infamous throughout Europe.

    Despite this he is proud of his heritage and took on the surname of Welsh as a nod to his ancestry. His costume is also an homage to his homeland, being a take on the flag of Wales (though the dragon on his torso is not historically accurate)

    His bow is of his own make, utilizing his mechanical engineering skills. He also has a number of specialized arrows with which he can deliver various chemical compunds, effects.

  3. PetFly66 says:

    Villain Name: Locksley
    Real Name: Colin Welsh
    Country of origin: Great Britain
    Powers: Olympic level athlete and former British SAS operative (disgraced)
    Backstory: Taking inspiration from his ancestor, the famed outlaw Robin Hood, Colin Welsh wages war on corporations that harm the environment as the notorious eco-terrorist Locksley.

  4. Scott Weyers says:


    Real Name: Colin Welsh
    Aliases: N/A
    Identity: Secret
    Ethnicity: Caucasian (United Kingdom)
    Affiliation: Unknown
    Occupation: Freelance Adventurer/Assassin/Criminal
    Unusual Features: None
    Citizenship: Numerous fake identities
    Classification: Gifted Human
    Marital Status: Unknown
    Government Status: Wanted by law enforcement in multiple countries
    Base of Operations: Unknown
    Home World/Universe: Earth X-1

    Powers / Skills / Equipment:
    Olympic caliber athlete,senses at peak of human performance
    Skilled street fighter and boxer
    World-class Archer and Thrown Weapon specialist
    Skilled gunsmith, bowyer, fletcher, artillator and mechanical engineer


    Colin Welsh’s love of archery came at an early age, his parents encouraged him and got him lessons as soon as he was old enough. His skill grew and at 16 he was picked to represent the United Kingdom in the Olympics. However his dream would end before it ever began, one of his rivals for the team enraged at Colin for making the team over him managed to get Colin framed for doping.

    Colin’s world crumbled, but instead he turned is anger and disappointment to increasing his skills. He would find a way to prove he had been screwed over and would get his revenge. He studied bowyery, fletching, artillatory and gunsmithing. He also took some classes in mechanical engineering.

    During his studies he came to the conclusion that for what he wanted to do a typical bow and arrow just wasn’t practical. A crossbow would be better but had its limitations, and though skilled with firearms and gunsmithing, they just weren’t his thing. So using his mechanical skills he began developing a specialized repeating crossbow, capable of firing both quarrells and stones/bullets.

  5. Watson Bradshaw says:

    Hero Name: Flint Edge
    Real Name: Colin Welsh
    Country of origin: Great Britain
    Powers: Peak accuracy and Agility
    Backstory: Young Colin would always be found playing Knights and invaders, as he grew into a man he enlisted into the Royal Guard but was discharged do to his violent nature. Now as a assassin for hire he kills without a sound due to his trusty bow.

  6. djuby says:

    Challenge closed Results posted shortly