Character Design Challenge #– 533 -Family Business

Your challenge is to create a family of heroes/villains. This can mean a few things. A parent and child, parents and many children, sibling duo, whatever you want! As long as you create at least two characters who are related to each other somehow. Bios are appreciated but not required. Please submit all your characters at once so I know they are meant to be counted as one entry.

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 (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like, Image Shack, 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 make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).
Thia challenge will close at 6 pm on Saturday, December 17 Voting will start then.
Here is what is changing:
• Challenges will start weekly on Sunday at 1pm Eastern
• Challenges will close on Saturday of the same week at 6pm
• After the challenge closes members will vote for a top 3.
• You must assign first, second and third place
• If you vote an entry as First it will receive ten points; a second place finish gets 7 points; third place gets three points.
• The winner each week will receive my version of their entry rendered using HeroMachine 3
• You cannot vote for your own entry
• Voting must be completed by 11am Sunday.
• The winner each week will choose the topic of the next challenge, and cannot enter the challenge .Simply email me your challenge topic to by 12:30 pm on Sunday.
• Perhaps most importantly, this means that I can enter CDCs again

14 Responses to Character Design Challenge #– 533 -Family Business

  1. Omonohoshi says:

    The Pleiades – All Sisters born from different fathers from different Countries to one woman. They have the powers given to them from their Motherlands.

    Alcyone: in Yellow Has the power of Light.

    Maia: in Indigo Has the power of projecting shadows and illusions.

    Merope: Has the power of projecting thoughts and images.

    Caleano: was given the power of maturing plants whether water dwelling or land dwelling.

    Asterope/Sterope: was given the power to split into two exact copies with the same strengths. While split one has the power to call on Fire, while the other can Set anything they see on fire.

    Taygeta: was given the power to absorb Martial Arts skills from anyone they touched. They remain with her even after the fighting.

    Elektra: has the power to call on Water, Lighting..etc. Anything Weather related.

  2. Scott Weyers says:

    Jesse and Morgan Dalton – The Six Gun Sisters

    Morgan is the more outlandish of the two, with her blue-dyed hair and eclectic dress, this is all a well-thought out front to throw people off and make them under-estimate her. Jesse prefers more simple utilitarian clothes and presents herself as exactly what she is…. both beautiful and dangerous. Of the two she is the more vicious and vindictive.

  3. LulllabyOfTheSin says:

    Stelle Sisters (BIO in DeviantArt description to make it easier to read):

  4. qwerty1971 says:

    The Mariano brothers are Alpine Italian siblings whose mother’s GorWol trait manifested while she was pregnant with the twin boys. This caused them to be born with ergokinetic powers. Riccardo focused his energy to become strong and tough while Rudolfo focused his energy on shooting blasts and flight. They also discovered their powers were more powerful the closer in proximity to each other and thus they rarely separate by more than a few hundred meters. They became a local sensation in the Alps saving people and eventually became enamored of the meta hero celebrity lifestyle (as evidenced by their ‘adventuring gear’ which includes phones and pro cameras so they can continually update their social media accounts even when on the job).

  5. Scott Weyers says:


    Sergei (and his sister Nadia) grew up in a small rural village near Kursk. Their parents were simple hardworking folks, who struggled to get pregnant. Their mother took a chance and went to see an old wise, woman who lived in a nearby woods. THe old woman gave their mother some herbs to mix into her tea that were supposed to increase fertilization in women.

    The herbs appeared to work perfectly, but what the old woman (who was Baba Yaga in disguise) didn’t tell her was that the herbs came with a price, her children were to be cursed.

    On their 12th birthday Sergei and Nadia under went a change. Sergei’s was the much more dramatic of the two. Over the next couple of weeks he grew in size – to nearly eight feet tall. He took on a goat-like appearance and his body became covered in shaggy grey-white fur.

    The change was impossible to hide, neighbors believed the family was cursed and began calling Sergei “Ivanushka”, after an old folk tale. Before long government agents showed up and took Sergei and his sister away. They entered a training program for people of ‘special talents’. Eventually they were assigned to the Iron Guardians.

    Unlike her brother, Nadia’s change was more subtle, she began to hear ‘voices’ before long she realized it came from the various animals and plants that were in close proximity. She also began to see the ‘ghosts’ of animals that had died, and could communicate with them. Over time other abilities began to develop.

    Unlike her brother, it was easy for Nadia to hide her new ‘gifts’. It wasn’t until she accidentally caused a patch of withered plants to suddenly regrow that the rest of the village found that she to was ‘cursed’.

  6. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Let the voting begin. Please add your votes as a comment on this thread

  7. djuby says:

    1st – Sixgun sisters by Scott Weyers
    2nd – Stelle Sisters by LullabyOfTheSin
    3rd – ALYONUSHKA & IVANYUSHKA by Scott Weyers

  8. Scott Weyers says:

    1st – The Pleiades by Omonohoshi
    2nd – Stelle Sisters by LullabyOfTheSin
    3rd – Mariano Brothers by Qwerty1971

  9. Omonohoshi says:

    1. Alyonushka & Ivanyushka

    2. Jesse add Morgan Dalton

    3. Mariano Brothers

    4. Steele Sisters

  10. NerdAndProud says:

    Lots of good entries, but decided to judge based on my original visions when I formulated the contest

    1st – Six Gun Sisters
    2nd – The Pleiades
    3rd – Alyonushka & Ivanyushka

  11. ams says:

    1- Frick and Frack – QWERTY1971
    2- Six Gun Sisters – Scott Weyers
    3- The Pleiades – Omonohoshi

  12. qwerty1971 says:

    1- Six Gun Sisters
    2- Pleiades
    3- Alyonushka and Ivanyushka

  13. 1st – Alyonushka & Ivanyushka
    2nd – Six Gun Sisters
    3rd – The Pleiades

  14. NerdAndProud says:

    I’m terribly sorry it took me this long. But here are the winners.

    Six Gun Sisters – 44
    The Pleiades – 30
    Alyonushka & Ivanyushka – 19

    Which means Scott will proctor the next CDC