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I liked Sculpture. The backstory was coo;, that and her power set are interesting takes on her appearance. Much the same applies to Statuesque, but the write up edges ahead due to the plot hooks in her background so I'm giving the nod to Chris Brady.

For the curious, here is the actual character (Statuesque) that the art was done for.

Melissa Andrew worked primarily as a restoration archaeologist, preserving and repairing artifacts for various museums and universities. Fieldwork was rare for her, unless there was something that needed to be preserved in place. She had been called out to a dig in Greece, what appeared to be an old buried temple. While preparing to return to camp at the end of the day, she was trapped inside the temple when an earthquake sealed the entrance and collapsed some of the upper layers. She spent a few days working through the temple in darkness, until she stumbled over the shrine, unsealed during the tremor.

The curse on the shrine to Aphrodite was meant to turn intruders into statues, but because the magic had faded with age, she was instead turned to living rock. She managed to make her way to the surface with her new strength, much to the relief of her coworkers. Unfortunately, at first she couldn't continue her former work, unused to being far stronger than she had been before. Too strong to safely work on delicate artifacts.

She left her position, but got hired by a construction firm to help with demolition, more of a publicity stunt than anything else, though she did prove quite effective. When she stepped in during a supervillain's rampage and saved her crew and the other civilians in the area, she was scouted for the Gateway Guardians and the rest was history.

In the wake of Major Victory's temporary departure from the team, Statuesque has assumed leadership of Gateway Guardians.
Statuesque in another costume variant

 
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bellbottom & pearshape2.jpg

This duo.

They aren't written up--but I named them in my head--but the spoiler tags don't seem to work. So I don't know if I should provide the name or let the creator name the team.
 

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Hmm, no offense, but back shots and the girl with the spear doesn't give me much to work with. The other one... hmm...
 

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Perhaps Bell Bottom and Pear Shaped will need to wait for another day...

Or I can show the front-view (the scene is a 3d model) but I'd have to dig it up and render it.
 

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This duo.

They aren't written up--but I named them in my head--but the spoiler tags don't seem to work. So I don't know if I should provide the name or let the creator name the team.
Belladonna (Annabelle Donnelly)
Drive: Guardian

Might: Average Superhuman
Agility: Exceptional Human
Toughness: Spectacular Superhuman
Intelligence: Spectacular Human
Knowledge: Spectacular Human
Resolve: Exceptional Human

Powers::

Powered Armor: Spectacular Superhuman armor that boosts her Might and Toughness.
Attack: Spectacular Superhuman Particle Beams
Defense: Exceptional Superhuman Body Armor
Move: Spectacular Superhuman (Leaping)
Manipulation: Average Superhuman (Hacking)

Belladonna is a protector by nature. She's a husky woman with a solid build and is obsessed with technology. She built her own mobile phone at 11. At 20 she started her first suit of power armor. She's upgraded it three times.

As a child, Belladone was constantly bullied over her size and weight and saw other abuse heaped upon her and those like her. Her intellect gave her an outlet to focus her strong desire to protect people of all kinds. When one of her designs had patent trolls claim the rights to some of her earliest work, she realized that bullies existed of all sorts, who used power and influence to cheat through technically legal means.

Though she won the patent case on her technology, it left her bitter over the failure of the government to protect those creative innovators like herself. So she built herself a new identity with technology at her grasp. She built the "Bella" suit. She named it so because she thought her nickname used by her close friends and family was beautiful.

She is kind, generous, and giving a person, and feels that true beauty is very much being kind to others. But not so kind you get taken advantage of so she looks at her super actions as an extension of protecting kindness. She expects no media presence (though she trends highly for showing that beautiful women come in all forms as does intelligence and talent.) Her greatest message is in her protecting people and keeping an eye out for legal abuses of power utilizing her technology called the "Watchdog" L.A.I to help defend those defenseless against "legal" bullies like Corporations shutting down small farmers, and local stores replaced by megastores and staffing underpaid employees. She uses her money and the Watchdog system to fight against usurious mortgages, help stop data theft, and working for the poorest people with no means to fight back when the system fails them.

She's long been considered a role model by other technological heroes, even some who fit more "common" beauty standards, for her boisterous kindness, generous heart, and sheer joy at making technology to make the world safer. She's a local heroine at best but has national appeal.



Jasmine (J.C. Eze)
Drive: Revenge


Might: Spectacular Human
Agility: Spectacular Human
Toughness: Spectacular Human
Intellect: Exceptional Human
Knowledge: Exceptional Human
Willpower: Spectacular Human

Power(s)

Superskill: Spectacular superhuman acrobatics/gymnastics
Superskill: Spectacular Superhuman fighting with a spear.

Jalye Christia Eze or Jasmine as she is known is the child of Nigerian immigrants to the United States. While she never grew up in a wilderness and had little experience with it, she loved pictures of her ancestral homeland and other wild places. She became a wildlife photographer and traveled the world for a decade before returning home.

Through these travels, she witnessed untold acts of abuses of power, cultural erasure, both abroad and at home. In a city riddled with crimes that mostly struck the poorest. She grew angry at seeing these systemic abuses in what was supposed to be a civilized society--though she'd witnessed worse elsewhere she decided more was needed to aid the poorest communities, both as an active socially adept woman who began many charities, and as Jasmine, the Wild.

Though her skills as a gymnast and use of a spear come from her parent's care to keep some cultural traditions (dancing, folktales) and her pursuit as a professional gymnast as a child. She also asked her father often of the spear he'd brought from home, which he claimed was passed down from generation to generation of defenders of what had centuries ago been their familial purpose as village protectors.

Whether true or not, she took the spear up as her weapon of choice and trained with the best people her abilities as both a gymnast and well-known photographer could gain access too as trainers.

Now as Jasmine she utilizes these skills honed to the absolute peak of capabilities better than anyone ever believed is possible. She wears dark clothing when she hunts, but added in glowing flowers, and butterflies visible in the darkness to remind people of nature's gentle side as well as its fiercest. She adores children and seeks to make sure they are kept safe from harm which is another reason for the gentler markings on her costume. She teamed up with the unlikely tech-hero Belladonna to make sure she could do more to bring the world to a better place.

She is often found showing off her gallery of one of a kind nature photographs that often have been used to sell people on visiting the wild places, but only so long as a portion of the money for the pictures goes to heritage and wildlife preservation organizations.

Though some people think of them as a "couple." They team up only on the battlefield of the city. (Belladonna being happily married for a decade to a male model who adores her, and Jasmine has no real interest in long term relationships)


In many ways, the pair make an unlikely duo of heroes, both though from the same neighborhood as children and friends since they were six.

It is notable that Jasmine's name comes from a very non-toxic homemade Jasmine based perfume that everyone smelled on her, while Belladonna chose hers. Jasmine just accepted the name that people used.
 
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Belladonna (Annabelle Donnelly)
Drive: Guardian

Might: Average Superhuman
Agility: Exceptional Human
Toughness: Spectacular Superhuman
Intelligence: Spectacular Human
Knowledge: Spectacular Human
Resolve: Exceptional Human
This is fantastic--as I said, my name for the duo was Pear Shaped and Bell Bottom--but I really like how you did this! Kudos!!
 

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I'm sorry I let this thread lay fallow for so long. I guess Silverlion is the winner. :smile: Dis you have a picture to post, Silverlion?
 

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Should we put this one on the backburner for now and open the floor for new pic?
 

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Yeah, I usually get some inspiration fairly quickly, or not at all with some character art.
 

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I don't consider myself in charge of the thread (I suppose ultimately, the Staff if it comes down to it) but I think we should open the floor to a new pic, 1st 1st serve and if anyone comes up with for Silverlion's entry cam offer it up at anytime.
 

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Sounds good! I've got a name and story for the art above (and colored version by a more professional artist) but it would give too much away :grin:)
 

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Lady Bennu (because of the phoenix-like symbol, it's not a true Egyptian one but it works)
Real Name: Ahti (Ameera Ba pseudonym for modern times)
Ahti, or Lady Bennu, was an ancient Egyptian from pre-New Kingdom Egypt. She devoutly worshiped Ra, and after a time was imbued by Ra with powers of light and fire, and virtual immortality to serve as Ra's messenger and guardian of Egypt on Earth. She fought and defended Egypt against outside threats for over 200 years, sometimes dying and being reborn from her ashes.

A vile servant of Apophis trapped her ashes inside an enchanted canopic jar, which was hidden among others within a tomb for an as yet unidentified mummy. Archeologists discovered the tomb and noted the odd number of canopic jars (five instead of four.)

The jar had noted warnings of the danger of its opening, so after it was discovered in 1956, it was placed in a museum, until it was forgotten and lost for many years. In late 2012, remodeling of the museum lead to her accidental rescue. While moving things from storage, the jar was inadvertently damaged which released Lady Bennu. Surprising everyone with her sudden appearance, many of the workmen fled in terror. An Egyptologist familiar with the time period was brought in while she was trying to find her way out of the museum and despite difficulties managed to communicate with her, after a short rough conversation her powers gifted her with the modern tongues of the world--as befit a messenger to know how to speak to deliver the messages of Ra, unfortunately, she has not been able to reach Ra through meditation or other means, and so has chosen to guard modern-day Egypt until she can receive further instructions or a message.

She has routed a modern cult of Apophis and destroyed a magically resurrected mummy, as well as a few tomb-robbers, she is often confused by modern religious folk (Christians, and Muslims, among others) and remains devoted to her lord. In her modern secret identity, she is an expert consultant on her time period for Egypt and acts as both an assistant to the Egyptologist who spoke with her and a tour guide.

She has even indicated the location of four "lost" tombs from her era.


Does anyone want Icons, MSH, or H&S stats for her?
 

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Lady Bennu (because of the phoenix-like symbol, it's not a true Egyptian one but it works)
Real Name: Ahti (Ameera Ba pseudonym for modern times)
Ahti, or Lady Bennu, was an ancient Egyptian from pre-New Kingdom Egypt. She devoutly worshiped Ra, and after a time was imbued by Ra with powers of light and fire, and virtual immortality to serve as Ra's messenger and guardian of Egypt on Earth. She fought and defended Egypt against outside threats for over 200 years, sometimes dying and being reborn from her ashes.

A vile servant of Apophis trapped her ashes inside an enchanted canopic jar, which was hidden among others within a tomb for an as yet unidentified mummy. Archeologists discovered the tomb and noted the odd number of canopic jars (five instead of four.)

The jar had noted warnings of the danger of its opening, so after it was discovered in 1956, it was placed in a museum, until it was forgotten and lost for many years. In late 2012, remodeling of the museum lead to her accidental rescue. While moving things from storage, the jar was inadvertently damaged which released Lady Bennu. Surprising everyone with her sudden appearance, many of the workmen fled in terror. An Egyptologist familiar with the time period was brought in while she was trying to find her way out of the museum and despite difficulties managed to communicate with her, after a short rough conversation her powers gifted her with the modern tongues of the world--as befit a messenger to know how to speak to deliver the messages of Ra, unfortunately, she has not been able to reach Ra through meditation or other means, and so has chosen to guard modern-day Egypt until she can receive further instructions or a message.

She has routed a modern cult of Apophis and destroyed a magically resurrected mummy, as well as a few tomb-robbers, she is often confused by modern religious folk (Christians, and Muslims, among others) and remains devoted to her lord. In her modern secret identity, she is an expert consultant on her time period for Egypt and acts as both an assistant to the Egyptologist who spoke with her and a tour guide.

She has even indicated the location of four "lost" tombs from her era.


Does anyone want Icons, MSH, or H&S stats for her?
Its not required but I wouldn't mind seeing your ideas,
 
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Hathor



Real Name: Tabitha Lapis Fadil
Height: 5' 4” Weight: 127lbs.
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Origin: Imbued/Transformed

Prowess 4 (Fair)
Coordination 7 (Incredible)
Strength 5 (Good)
Intellect 4 (Fair)
Awareness 6 (Great)
Willpower 7 (Incredible)

Stamina 12
Determination 1

Powers:
Magic 7 (Incredible)
-Mastery: Healing
Sense 2 (Poor): Mystical Awareness

Specialties:
Martial Arts
Psychiatry

Qualities:
"I'll fight if I have too!"
Sweet and Genuine
Chosen by Hathor

History:
Every so often, one of the Gods of old seek a champion and imbue a mortal with their power, in the hopes of aiding those and perhaps gain worshipers once more. Grecian, Norse, Mayan and Egyptian deities are among the most active. Although those tend to be the more militant or vengeful ones, it's rare to get a Goddess of Love or Health involved. Hathor, for example, would rather watch Humanity than interfere in anyway, unless some great evil stirred. Unfortunately, one has, which has gotten the attention of nearly every pantheon still active. And so Hathor picked a chosen.

Tabitha is a recent arrival to the American scene, her father Ebo Fadil is a prominent business man with interests both in his home country of Egypt and the U.S. And Tabby being the youngest at 18, gained his dual citizenship. A nice, gentle, submissive girl despite the protective combat training she along with her brother and sister recieved, she doesn't seem to be one that would gain magical abilities or even want to become a heroine. However, although generally sweet, passive and genuinely nice, the University Sophomore has a protective streak that has gotten her in trouble back in her home country. And was the real reason Daddy brought her along this business trip.

So when the 'Great Evil' snaked it's tendrils of power during a rave that the pretty girl had been invited to and turned her own friends against her, the Goddess had found her moment, her opening to imbue a champion! Suddenly empowered with healing and other defensive abilities, Tabby made quick work of the inept cultists and strange magic. After using some favours to get her out of the arrest when the police raided the party, his baby girl of a family of 3 siblings decided she would stay in America and learn of her purpose as it seems that she's needed here, rather than back home. Besides, she has a crush to protect and a course to finish!


Best I could come up with on short notice. Not my best work, I apologize.
 

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Solid work Chris, no need to apologize... well, except for apologizing in the first place. :grin:
 

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Sorry for the lateness. I'm going to give the nod to Silverlion. I really liked the details he included in his idea, thought I like Chris Brady's quite a bit too so honorable mention there too. It was a tough choice.

Silverlion, the next submission is yours.
 
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