This forum needs some love. (in Contests)

QBOddBird November 8 2011 6:52 PM EST

No contests in November? Only one in October? This is ridiculous.

This is a superhero contest. It comes about because I like to make superheroes on another game I play. So here's your mission:

Give me a detailed description of a superhero in real detail - eyes, head, color, etc. who uses fire as his power. Think single minion with fireball.

You can do this by describing him in action, by describing his costume, if he's mutated and looks funny and that's what gave him his powers - whatever. Use your imagination.

Word limit is 500.
Multiple entries are allowed.
The usual CB rules apply; PG, don't be nasty, etc.
Be warned - grammar and punctuation are important for this one!
The Grand Prize will be a million CBD.

Deadline is in two weeks, at exactly this time. Don't be late!


AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] November 8 2011 7:02 PM EST

Yay OB, you're dreadfully needed here. ^_^

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 8 2011 7:03 PM EST

I'll up the prize pool by 500k and 500k for second place!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 9 2011 6:24 AM EST

As no one has started yet, maybe this will help start the ball rolling!

Token kissed her forehead gently, a predatory and sinister act masquerading as a warm gesture of affection. The light, brushing touch was all that was required to drain the last vestige of Flux from her frail sleeping body into the cavernous reserves of his Deathsuit.

"Sleep well my love, I'll have more need of you soon."

Her body was lowered to the dust covered floor reverently, as if to ensure her slumber would not break. Even though that wouldn't be possible for another 4 hours, no matter how violently disturbed she was, courtesy of a coma induced by an overdose of Drum. Drum, a drug used by Ebons and Brainswasters to enter a meditative state, allowing them to rapidly recover spent Flux, the lifeblood of their powers, here used to keep her young form sedate, nothing more than a battery to recharge his capricious, and often necessary, appetite.

He stood surveying the room, knowing this is where he would make his stand. Token cut an impressive figure, the usually frail Ebon frame bulging with Nuke Tendon implants, straining his Deathsuit as it tried to contain his form. With the slightest of concentration, he altered its composition, making the Suit, more a second skin than the powerful body armour it was, ripple with colour like flowing lava.

Glancing down at his wrist, Token checked his Thermal Gauge, the Science Friction equipment used to enhance his abilities to control Red Thermal, the Inferno Ebb. As a Brainwaster, it was no surprise he was drawn to the more destructive applications of the Ebb, and Red Thermal complimented his features. Blood red eyes with no pupils, surrounded by the charged eye sockets a staple of his race.

The Thermal Gauge nestled snugly into the wrist and forearm of his Deathsuit, as if the pair were both alive. But the form fitting suit, contoured to follow his musculature, had yet to achieve sentience. Angel grade protection would evolve first as Tokens understanding of Protection, the power of Ebon Guard, increased.

A sudden gust of wind blew the hair of the sleeping girl, covering her face, as two figures appeared out if thin air in front of Token.

"Reality Fold. So predictable."

Drawing on his Flux, Token called upon his prowess of Red Thermal, calculating the formula for Body Blaze. Taking a small step away form the girl lying beside him as Flux infused his skin and Deathsuit, Tokens body erupted in conflagration of Ebb born fire, hot enough to melt metal and crack the concrete underfoot.

The body of the assailant closest to Token, shifted and grew, Deathsuit splitting, unable to contain the demon within.

"Ebb Beast versus Body Blaze, youメre not too bright are you..."

As the second figure moved to engage Token, in hand a shimmering sword of pure ice coalescing from Flux, Token rapidly calculated the formula for a Thermal Ball, throwing the red hot magma into his opponents face, dropping him stone dead and smouldering. The Ebb Beast charged, throwing itself into the bonfire before it.

The conflict was intense, brutal, but ultimately brief. Token held the Ebb Beast by the throat, over the now lifeless body of its companion.


Taking his time, free from any distraction, Token created the formula to activate the pinnacle of Red Thermal, Cinder. He concentrated the remainder of his Flux, forcing the power of the Ebb into the neck of the Ebb Beast. Instantly, its massive body crumpled to ash, consumed utterly by the Inferno Ebb. The ash settled gently on the ground, lightly covering the body of the other dispatched enemy.

Breathing heavily, his Deahtsuits store of Flux expended completely and due to his implants unable to recover any naturally, Token turned once again to the sleeping form at his feet.

"See my dear, I told you."

Token brushed the hair from her face in a parody of a warm gesture of affection.

Quyen November 9 2011 10:32 AM EST

a superhero? I don't know if I can really name him.. so i call him super hero!

he is a superhero, which has mutated by a random meteorite. i don't think if its just pure luck that the meteorite hit him, or if it was supposed to happen, all I know is that he is faster than the speed of light.

when people fall, and suddenly manage to get back up, they say it's skill.
it wasn't. they never think that this super hero just could save their life.

what he looks like? simple. we don't know. if we could, we would tell u but we just don't know. u ever knew it was really hard to focus on a piece of light? that's exactly with this guy.

now, u probably think that I'm lying. I'm perfectly fine with that, because if he doesn't care, why should I?

this story was able to evade your detailed description >:D

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 9 2011 5:00 PM EST

Bleeping noises are usually reserved for unimportant notifications, like new emails, or instant messages from friends, which is why Robert was surprised when Pinky pulled him to the ground after hearing the innocuous noise. It became readily apparent though, after Robert saw a quarter inch circular hole appear in the glass window above them. Robert had been briefed on what to do in a situation like this, but he hadn't counted on how his mental faculties would function under pressure.

Thankfully, Pinky had his back, dressed in casual businesswoman outfit, she was deceptively well armed. Her phone, which had just previously saved Robert from an untimely demise, had actually been tracking this threat for the past few minutes, but Pinky had tweaked her phone so she would only be notified of imminent threats, not possible threats; The area was chock full of possible threats.

Pinky was unusually calm considering the situation, it was probably because she had an unusually large view of the situation. She held up her hand, holding a small metal ball in her hand. It promptly flew from her hand, out the window, and turned into a ball of fire, this obviously looked very disconcerting for the shooter, who was observing this through his telescopic sniper scope. Moments later the ball of flame was upon him, and while he couldn't have predicted this situation, he certainly did stand, staring at the red ball in his scope for an usually long time. His mistake.

Pinky was unusually talented when it came to high-tech gadgets, often referring to her gadgets by name, (the metal ball was one of her "red marbles") she was able to create and manipulate technology in the same way most people would breathe air. This made her life amazingly boring in the day to day, which is why, she naturally gravitated towards high-stress situations, so she could feel alive.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 10 2011 4:01 AM EST

Mr Ash.

A Tall, well built gentleman who looks late middle aged. Shoulder length white hair frames an easy going face and striking amber eyes. No costume as such, he wears an expensive buisness suit, without the jacket with a gold pocket watch and chain hanging from his waistcoat.

Mr Ash radiates an aura of intense cold. Surprising for a Superhero who's power is fire related. But he leaches the heat from his surroundings, drawing it into his body.

He can release this stored heat with touch, burning anything held, reducing it to little more than ash.

The origins of his power remain a mystery. Some say he made a deal with the devil. Others that when his was born, the hospital he was in caught fire, and he drew the fire into himself to save his mother. Others yet claim he's nothing more than a freak, able to conduct heat without harming himself.

Mr Ash hasn't commented on any of these rumours.

QBOddBird November 10 2011 11:32 PM EST

Thanks to everyone posting so far, great entries!

Overall, there doesn't seem to be much interest, though.

Can an admin please re-name this thread to "in this thread: boobies" for the greater good? ;)

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] November 10 2011 11:59 PM EST

(Not to add any, but....)

Fireball is too specific a request. I've met a real-life awesome basis for "superhero" but his power is "nerd", so no entry from me.

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] November 11 2011 1:02 AM EST

Nerd powers translate to fireballs.

QBOddBird November 12 2011 11:56 AM EST


Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] November 12 2011 12:02 PM EST

Does this by any chance have something to do with the superhero creator in either champions online or DC universe online?

QBOddBird November 12 2011 12:08 PM EST

Yes, that is specifically where I drew the idea

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] November 12 2011 12:13 PM EST

aren't they adding a bird hero costume in champions...will we finally see the amazing oddbird?

QBOddBird November 12 2011 12:41 PM EST

oh god I posted on the forum so fast when I saw that concept art

it WILL be mine

Quyen November 12 2011 1:50 PM EST


Zenai [Ministry of Pain] November 12 2011 4:13 PM EST

Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away......geeze no I just can't do it. Just until a few days ago I was an average 16 yr old classic nerd case, yes complete with the crappy tape ridden birth control glasses and pocket protector. Average height, extra thin....bony even and the pasted black hair and brown average everything. By the way my name is Jeff and I have a simple story to tell in how I became Plasma Lord. Ok ok screw you I didn't think of the name in detail it just came to me alright! Especially since this happened because I screwed up a recreation of the sun project for the science fair by making plasma from scratch. I thought I had the proper containments set up but.....yeah whatever stop judging me! It's weird I really should have died but for some reason I am still here and when I get mad I change into a fire elemental or something like it, things melt around me and I'm pretty fast too. Well I guess fast is the wrong term, more like I can instantly extend myself to any point within the light I can create. Did I mention my attitude has changed quite a bit? Before I was cool with whatever, I mean I was a nerd so who but other nerds would listen and it's not like they would be able to do anything anyway right? Right! Gah I really need to control myself! *counts* 10, 9, 8, 7....awww to hell with it! *glows a bit and melts the chair he was sitting in and storms off*

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 13 2011 4:07 PM EST

This Superhero is in fact an Alien.

Able to survive in any environment, without eating for ages and eons. Yet he has a weakness. He shape is small and he looks bug like. In fact he resembles a firefly. Caught up in a space storm he was whisked away and landed on earth. Now stranded he does good and does away with evil doers. How you might ask?

Why he explodes with ever increasing outward fire. He turns into a giant fireball and incinerates everything around him. He is young and is still learning how to control his powers. Just recently he was able to form a square fireball.He must master this to avoid hurt innocent people.

His bug like features in no way represents his Intelligence. This he thinks is why the other firefly's wont talk to him on earth.

He is Arthracky!

QBOddBird November 13 2011 6:40 PM EST

a week has passed. This contest is half over!

QBOddBird November 20 2011 2:27 AM EST

almost over

QBOddBird November 21 2011 5:47 PM EST

Looks like this ends tomorrow

QBOddBird November 22 2011 12:17 AM EST

Ends later today. I'm trying to keep this bumped up so that everyone who wants to enter has one last opportunity.

QBOddBird November 23 2011 2:30 PM EST

With his sci-fi story of Token, GL wins first place.
QBaibohphobia (Gyaxx) QBGentlemanLoser (Sweet Sorrow) $1000000 -- winner! 2:28 PM EST

I'm also sending out 100k participation prizes to everyone else who entered, and the rest of the prize money will come when Titan logs on. :D
QBaibohphobia (Gyaxx) Go Flames (Demon Team) $100000 -- participation! 2:29 PM EST
QBaibohphobia (Gyaxx) Zenai (ZenaiDeal2) $100000 -- participation! 2:29 PM EST
QBaibohphobia (Gyaxx) AdminQBVerifex (Winner of Nothing) $100000 -- participation! 2:28 PM EST
QBaibohphobia (Gyaxx) Quyen (Success) $100000 -- participation! 2:28 PM EST

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 23 2011 2:33 PM EST

Awesome! GL did have more of a world setup then mine did. I wrote mine in a flash, maybe next time I'll flesh out more of the world in mine. :)

Quyen November 23 2011 2:43 PM EST

i wrote mine without any idea what im writing xD anyway, Thx :) :D

QBOddBird November 23 2011 2:43 PM EST

I really like yours as well, Verifex. It wasn't a super easy decision




AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 23 2011 2:54 PM EST

Maybe we should have put it as a news item. ;)

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 23 2011 5:29 PM EST

Ty maybe I should have put more effort into it.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 24 2011 4:33 AM EST


Thanks OB! ;)

(The world was shamelessly stolen from the game SLA Industries. Token was a concept I had to explore a character concept the Devs of th egame hadn't considered. I did tweak his powers away from usual, to make them more fire orientated. He usually made his DeathSuit see through to show off an upper body covered by DNA Glyph Tattoos!)

I throughly enjoy writting up that little snippet though, and have a hankering to do more! After the entry I even sent it to my Dad, for a little constructive criticism and editing. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 24 2011 4:33 AM EST

That is assuming Token won, and not Mr Ash. ;)

/tips top hat

Is that the time old bean? I must be off.
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