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CREATE A HERO CONTEST: VOTE CLOSED!

DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
edited July 2009 in Graphic Violence
Yo dawgs we doin' a contest where people create superheroes but we need themes! In this thread you will vote on themes narrowed down from a list of seventy-one possibilities into an inconceivably clever list of nineteen.

I'm going to open the first contest on Monday! This poll will determine the first bunch of contests we do! Vote early, vote once, goddammit, I'm turning on public voting so we will know if you lied.

Here is the list:
  1. Result of super-soldier program funded by Columbian drug lords
  2. "B List" Heroes/Villains i.e. less powerful but still interesting characters such as Daredevil, Booster Gold, etc
  3. Ridiculous Silver Age origin
  4. Least Likely Horror Monster to Become a Superhero
  5. Inspired by Folk Tales, Myths, and Legends
  6. Best Application of Real, Current Science
  7. It Came From The Year 2000 (hero from what people in the 50s thought the future would look like) Super-Powered Pets and the People who love them.
  8. God, My Alter-Ego is a Douchebag (the hero or civilian identity is a tool, either by choice, psychosis, or body exchanging)
  9. Superhero condemned to be forever mocked for one dickish thing they did in a badly-written story arc
  10. Together, they fight crime (C-List heroes only, no fully competent people allowed)
  11. "Summoning them was cheaper than hiring movers..."
  12. I Bought My Grimoire From Barnes & Noble
  13. National Treasures: Government sponsored superhero of any Nation of your choosing except the US
  14. Gifts From Fickle Gods: Powers are a privilege, not a right.
  15. No Budget Superheroes: Powers Below The Poverty Line
  16. I Was Built To Be a Children's Toy; Now I Fight Crime
  17. It's Like I Hit The Jackpot: Superpowers And A Debilitating Psychosis
  18. My Power is Awesome but Really Hard to Draw

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited July 2009
    vote

    VOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTE

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    TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Christ, with all the polls, it gets to be that figuring out a game and theme is a forum event in and of itself.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited July 2009
    At least I can finally close this fucking spreadsheet.

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    FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I can't decide

    Can I vote three times just this once

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Robos is credit to team

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I hate to stand in the ways of Geebs' dream of chronicling the adventures of a cryokinetic cocker spaniel, but I must vote with my heart.

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    Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    Yo where's my option for nutbag heroes

    As it is I'm going to have to do the poverty line one

    By night he fights crime, by day he goes to the doctor and pays out the butt because he has no insurance

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    vote for National Treasures damn it

    I want to make the Granadan Grenadier

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited July 2009
    These theme names are more "clever" than they are informative

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Keith wrote: »
    These theme names are more "clever" than they are informative

    Room for interpretation is a good thing.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited July 2009
    Keith wrote: »
    These theme names are more "clever" than they are informative

    yeah, I...yeah

    there were like seventy of these and the ones that weren't trying to be clever were like "use the origin types from city of heroes"

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited July 2009
    Keith wrote: »
    These theme names are more "clever" than they are informative

    Room for interpretation is a good thing.

    See, I prefer different interpretations of "stricter" theme than just unnecessary vagueness.

    I don't even know what "Summoning them was cheaper than hiring movers..." is supposed to mean.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Keith wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    These theme names are more "clever" than they are informative

    Room for interpretation is a good thing.

    See, I prefer different interpretations of "stricter" theme than just unnecessary vagueness.

    I don't even know what "Summoning them was cheaper than hiring movers..." is supposed to mean.

    I'd take that to mean any of a number of powers or skills that would involve utilizing minions. You could be a mad scientist with tons of tiny robots, a Gepetto-type with a legion of toy soldiers, a Pied Piper, a rabbi with golems, a mole king with mole men, or whatever.

    And if you don't like it, then don't vote for it.

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    Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    "Dickish thing" is awful as far as a theme goes because you can insert a dickish moment anywhere, it's not really something you build a character around

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    TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I don't see enough love for "Gifts From Fickle Gods: Powers are a privilege, not a right"

    I'll make it worth your while. I'm willing to issue a handwritten and signed certificate stating that the bearer is in possession of 2 e-kudos from me, TeaSpoon, to anyone who helps me make this theme the winner. If you can get friends to vote for it too, I'll even get it notarized.

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    FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Crap I meant to vote for that one TeaSpoon ughhhh

    I even made that one

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    siiiiiiilver aaaaaaaaage!


    nothing like a horrible accident that should electrocute/suffocate/compress you to a singularity but instead gives you awe-inspiring powers over the very forces of that cruel bitch mother nature

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Servo wrote: »
    siiiiiiilver aaaaaaaaage!


    nothing like a horrible accident that should electrocute/suffocate/compress you to a singularity but instead gives you awe-inspiring powers over the very forces of that cruel bitch mother nature

    Hi-5!

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    TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I got into a fight and this guy kicked me in the balls, and now I have super powers.

    My dog got fleas so I bought some of that spray stuff, and now I have super powers.

    Today I learned I come from a long line of pastry chefs, and now I have super powers.

    I saw the Matrix and it blew my mind, and now I have super powers.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited July 2009
    hi5 faynor

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    FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Gonna have a super-powered dog with an eye patch

    He will be awesome

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The Tunisian Tornado

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The Mecha from Mecca.

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    wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Servo wrote: »
    siiiiiiilver aaaaaaaaage!


    nothing like a horrible accident that should electrocute/suffocate/compress you to a singularity but instead gives you awe-inspiring powers over the very forces of that cruel bitch mother nature

    Hi-5!

    Man, I had a bunch of entries make it into the top 20, including this one. However, I'm still trying to wrack my brain to figure out a super power that would be awesome to have but hard to draw. I want to see how everyone else solves that problem.

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    FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The Angolan Angel?

    The Algerian Autocrat?

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Philipino Phil

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Philipino Phil

    Now you're just making nicknames!

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Captain America(n Samoa)

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    Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    The Mecha from Mecca.

    Holy shit

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    MolotovCockatooMolotovCockatoo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    'The Mace' Don Ian, Don of the Macedonian Mace Mafia.

    >.>

    <.<

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    Killjoy wrote: »
    No jeez Orik why do you assume the worst about people?

    Because he moderates an internet forum

    http://lexiconmegatherium.tumblr.com/
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    Devlin_DragonusDevlin_Dragonus Gorgeous Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Really?

    I was the only one that thought "No Budget Superheroes: Powers Below The Poverty Line" is a great idea!?

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    I got nothing for you now. Try again later.

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    HayasaHayasa Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Well, its so hard to choose just one. I'm kind of assuming that after all this effort, the topics not picked would go through to the next Create a Hero for voting?

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    GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Really?

    I was the only one that thought "No Budget Superheroes: Powers Below The Poverty Line" is a great idea!?

    Shit yes it is

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    Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Why are myths and legends so ridiculously popular?

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    INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Horror Monster needs more love.

    He came from outer space!

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    MarkGoodhartMarkGoodhart Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Why are myths and legends so ridiculously popular?

    I would assume because people have pitches in mind of it? Personally it feels sort of warmed over to me, what with Fables and Thor and Hercules and so on so creating an interesting character out of the deal would seem to be somewhat difficult. And picking a very obscure legend is like... I dunno... counter intuitive? If I have to look it up on google, does it still resonate like seeing familiar faces?

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    HayasaHayasa Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My guess is again based on a potential `Penny Arcade Universe'. If thats what people are thinking/hoping will result from all this, you really want to get a couple of mainstream guys in place to set the scene, and Silver Age or Myths are probably the best categories to do that.

    "God, My Alterego is a douchebag", "B-list heroes/villains" and "Superpowers and debilitating psychosis" are hardly likely to result in the sort of hero you would want to make central in a powered universe.

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    CoJoeTheLawyerCoJoeTheLawyer Registered User regular
    edited July 2009

    I would assume because people have pitches in mind of it? Personally it feels sort of warmed over to me, what with Fables and Thor and Hercules and so on so creating an interesting character out of the deal would seem to be somewhat difficult. And picking a very obscure legend is like... I dunno... counter intuitive? If I have to look it up on google, does it still resonate like seeing familiar faces?

    True, but there is a lot of good material to mine, and I think it would be a good starting point.

    However, my vote is for the last remaining idea of mine in place: Super-pets

    I can't wait to unleash "Danger Dachshund, the Wild Weiner Warrior" on the forums.

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    143999143999 Tellin' ya not askin' ya, not pleadin' with yaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Why are myths and legends so ridiculously popular?

    Stan Lee voted in the runoffs like seventy-two times.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Well my mythic hero is going to have his powers given to him by some really bitchy gods.

    So there.


    He also may or may not be a camel, and have a ridiculous origin. Camels are hard to draw, right?

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    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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