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Create a Superhero contest

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:15 am
by Admin
Create a Superhero

Recently Hollywood and the comics have taken established superheroes and done reboots changing who they were originally in some way. Batman started out as a kind of an average do gooder. Now he is the ‘Dark Knight’, a sinister rendition of his rated g self. Ironman is becoming a female. Back in 2015 Michelle Rodriguez made a comment about rumors of her being the next Green Lantern: “That's the dumbest thing I ever heard, I think it's so stupid because of this whole minorities in Hollywood thing. It's so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Make up your own. What's up with that?” She was bashed for this but she did have a point, why just change who the character is but why not make a new one.

Cartoons have come up with some pretty cool ones. Atom Ant, Inspector Gadget, Underdog, Gargoyles, He-Man and one could even make the argument that Secret Squirrel (with the right gadgets) is a superhero. Even Spongebob Squarepants has Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. A few years back a member of the Virtual Cinema/Machinima community, BiggsTrek, came up with UPM (Underpants Man). Pretty unique.

So, like UPM, instead of taking a current superhero and redefining them, let’s create some completely new ones. What if 2 superheroes of different abilities or even species were able to mate? What would their offspring become?

The task at hand:

Create a NEW Superhero. Introduce this hero to us in a 3- 7 minute video clip.

Give it a unique name (Names like Batman, Superman, Ironman, etc. would not work here)

Tell us the powers he/she/it has and briefly how they got them. Tell us briefly who the main archenemy/villain is.

Even though the person/creature/entity must be here on Earth there is no era constraint. Maybe this is the 1800's or the year 3000 or even 1000 bc. It does not have to be present day. Doesn't even have to be in a city. Forest? Underwater? Underground? Keep in mind though what someone from a different era/location might consider as a superhero.

You can use any medium you want (iClone, Moviestorm, Muvizu, Blender, graphic comic, comic book style, Live Action filming, etc.) but the character should not be worse than a PG rating. R rating maybe as long as it is not sexual/raunchy.

Judging Criteria:

Creativity (Have we seen something similar or is it new. Also, who is the main archenemy/villain?)

Presentation (How the hero is presented? After all, Superman would be quite a different character if raised in 1800s Poland but his powers and so forth would be mostly unchanged. What makes Superheros stand out is the where and the how, not necessarily the who. Deadpool is a great example of this - he's not all that different to Wolverine when it comes to powers, but the way he acquired them and chooses to use them is what makes him different )

Plausability (Does the Superhero fit in whatever world is presented to us, it might be silly to us to have an alchemist throwing potions considered a hero in modern day New York, but if it's medieval England - it fits better. An example of a poor superhero would be a Robin Hood type character using wooden arrows in the 21st century)

Technical Aspects (How well the video is put together. Editing, voices used, sound levels, etc. although this will be a very minor aspect.)


$100 Amazon gift card or Paypal transfer (possibly higher) [minimum number of entries required for prize disbursement -- lesser prize if minimum not met]
Reallusion's Fantasy Playset for Character Creator 2 (requires CC2 and iClone)


July 22, 2017

How to enter:

Copy and paste the following as your guide to make sure all entries use the same form:

Video Title: (can be the name of the hero or a regular title)

Hero Name: (Self expalnatory)

Location/Era: (Big city, underwater, space, etc. / Modern time, future, recent past, distant past?)

Video location: (Where is the video uploaded? Must be accessable to everyone. YouTube & Vimeo are the primary places that allow all to view but other sites are acceptable. [Places that require paid membership to view a video are not allowed])


Open to everyone. You can submit up to 2 entries per person/studio. These entries can be either new or ones that you have created within the last 2 years (upload date will be our guide so please be honest)


If your video is not in English, it should have English subtitles so everyone can enjoy it.

Re: Create a Superhero contest

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:27 pm
by thebiz
All righty then, first entry to the competition.

Video Title: The Amazing Origins of Tsucano

Hero Name: Tsucano

Location/Era: Tsucano is the protector of the Pacific Islands from Jeff and the Rock-N-Rollers or whoever else may threaten the tranquility of paradise.

Video location:


Re: Create a Superhero contest

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:59 pm
by Zeke365
Video Title: Dancegirl

Hero Name: Dancegirl

Location/Era: Dancegirl is defender from Gaundless( who hates music and dancing for some odd reason) (unknown species),
location: Desert


Re: Create a Superhero contest

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:31 pm
by Admin
7 days to go.

We need at least 8 entries to make it a viable contest. If we get less than 8 entries, an alternate prize will be awarded.

Re: Create a Superhero contest

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:33 pm
by BenjaminTuttle
Video Title: Team X: Imprisoned

Hero Name: Redstrike; a foul mouthed mercenary.

Location/Era: Distant Future/ Future City

Video location:

Re: Create a Superhero contest

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:22 pm
by Fenweh
Video Title: Creatures in the Forest

Hero Name: Maribela meets a creature of the forest who gives her the gift of time.

Location/Era: Countryside, 1940's Dominican Republic

Video location: ...

Re: Create a Superhero contest

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:13 pm
by Ani
[Please note the Time Zone is for Australia, so it should still be making it in before the deadline.]

Video Title: Commander Neander [Pilot Episode]: Origins

Hero's Name: Commander Tol Neander, Time Travelling Neanderthal Warrior

Location/Era: Earth, from prehistoric to the end of all things and back again - twice - and not necessarily in that order.

When a rebel alien travels back in time to conquer our planet, only one man steps up to save us.
Unlucky for Earth, it's only this guy - who blunders through to the inevitable Future,
and along the way, he creates his own nemesis from a minion who's been having a bad day.

Medium: iClone5

Movie Location: ...

Re: Create a Superhero contest

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:51 am
by Admin
Thank you to those who took the time to make an entry and submit it.

The contest is now officially closed.
Unfortunately we did not get enough entries to justify the full prize so a lesser prize will be determined.

Since we only received 5 entries the award for the winner will be $50. We cannot justify anything higher. Also, the low turnout did not meet the requirements needed to award the fantasy pack.

Re: Create a Superhero contest

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:51 pm
by Admin
We are happy to announce that Fenweh has been declared the winner by our judging panel.

An email has been sent notifying them of their award.

Thank you to all who participated and to those who showed an interest. Hopefully our next contest will garner more support.