Re: Jackal’s Showcase

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Good Lord, I’m cringing at how pathetic Copper Star looked compared to some of the other entries in that contest. I think I need to have a do-over of my initial design.

Anyway, I’ve done a bit of tweaking to some designs that have been kicking around in my concepts folder. Here’s my first Greek character, Brazen Bull – if you’re familiar with the term that should clue you in to the fact that he is not a very nice person.

Brazen Bull is named for the torture device of the same name, a metal statue of a bull in which condemned individuals were shut in the bull and a fire was set under it, heating the metal until it became “yellow hot” and causing the person inside to roast to death. His namesake reflects not just his powers – superhuman strength, durability and stamina, and the ability to generate blistering heat capable of melting titanium through his skin – but the brutality of the crimes he perpetrated even before the discovery of them.

A convicted serial killer, he preyed mostly on prostitutes in and around Athens, but it wasn’t until the onset of his powers that word of his exploits grew – and by that time he’d managed to increase his body count substantially. He is guilty of the murders of at least 30 women and young girls, the youngest victim being just seventeen years old, and he was only brought to justice after a joint effort by Greek, British, and other European superheroes culminated in a battle with him which destroyed much of Monastiraki metro station and left at least ten people badly injured.