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Postby Striker » Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:50 am

The Pendragon

Donald Wright was a cartoonist. He even drew his own comic book, "The Pendragon." It was a rather cheezy story about a magic pen, shaped like a dragon, that would mysteriously travel from owner to owner and come to life as a full sized Asian dragon to fight crime.

When Donald saw an identical pen in a strange knick-knack shop, he just couldn't resist. He bought the pen, and went home to draw the next issue of "Pendragon."

That's when it happened. A very drunk critic, who hated Donald's work, decided to lend the comic industry a helping hand by removing an awful writer. He broke into Donald's appartment, and pointed his gun at Donald.
Being rather afraid of drunkards with guns, Donald cowered in the corner, and held up the closest object to defend himself. This just so happened to be the newest Pendragon cover, drwan with his new pen.

To his surprise, the dragon lept out of the cover to defend it's creator. The drunken critic was scared stiff, and fell over in a state of shock.

From that point on, Donald stopped writing his comic, and started living it.
He took up the name Pendragon, and carries his mighty pen and artwork into the fight for justice.

Unfortunatly for Donald, this superhero bussness has sent him to the hospital more than once, because the dragon only shows when he is in direct, physical danger.

next name: The Ogreachiever
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Postby Angelsboi » Wed Apr 23, 2003 10:45 am

Ogreachiever

Ogreachiever isnt a person more so its a large club. It supposedly dates back to midevil time when dragons and wizards roamed the land. The club grants its weilder super strength and near invulnerablity. However, the club drains the weilders intelligence, charisma and makes the weilder much more temperamental.

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Postby Striker » Wed Apr 23, 2003 10:50 am

Angelsboi wrote:Ogreachiever

Ogreachiever isnt a person more so its a large club. It supposedly dates back to midevil time when dragons and wizards roamed the land. The club grants its weilder super strength and near invulnerablity. However, the club drains the weilders intelligence, charisma and makes the weilder much more temperamental.

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Power Blast


I'm impressed. You actually made something out of that name that wasn't total cheeze. I'll have to try harder next time! :wink:
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Postby spatulalad » Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:05 am

Power Blast

The troubled 15-year old son of a pair of now retired supervillains, Power Blast manifested the ability to nullify the powers of others with an explosive energy wave. With his home made costume and gang of juvenile delinquents, he haunts the streets of Our Fair City, picking fights with the superheroes he blames for the state of his home affairs.


Next name: Carn-Evil
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Postby Striker » Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:15 am

Carn-Evil

An ancient, and malevilent spirt that preys upon the emotions of people who are having fun. It will possess the fun-house at a fair or carnival and drain away all of those happy thoughts and feelings. People who have been exposed to this evil are never the same again. They lose all ability to have fun, or be happy, turning them into banal, apathetic souls. No matter how often the Carn-Evil has been banished, it always returns.

No carnival goer is safe.
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Postby Striker » Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:17 am

Whoops! Forgot the next name. How about something lighter after that last one.

Hmmmm. . . . . I know!

Next name: Captain Fancypants!
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Postby The Human Pest » Wed Apr 23, 2003 12:04 pm

"Captain Fancypants" is the pejorative nickname given to Ernst Bell, a super-inventor.

Ernst could have turned his super-powered brilliance to constructing mind control rays, weather manipulating wands or teleporting belts. He would have made a great hero or a first-class villain.

But no, not Ernst. Not even though he has been the frequent target for recruitment by many super teams. Instead, he simply invents, patents and markets.

Improved drills, stain resistant fibers, self-cleaning barbeque grills, and so forth.

He is, at least in the opinion of many super-beings, in violation of one of the fundamental axioms of the silver age:

Despite the fact that heroes and villains routinely use super gadgets of every conceivable purpose and design, no one has ever explained why they don't just sell the patents, make a lot of money, and advance the general standard of living for all concerned.

"It will never occur to any super-villain scientist to say, 'Hey, why am I knocking over banks? If I sell this bank-vault-door-melting invention to the right company, I'll make MILLIONS!'
In instances where the villain is already a multimillionaire, no explanation as to why he's risking everything he has just to knock over a bank or make a guy in a cape look stupid will be necessary."

See: http://members.tripod.com/~mister_meesh ... iches.html

Captain Fancypants wears a three-piece business suit and wouldn't be caught dead in spandex.

Quote: "THIS is a job for the proper authorities."


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Postby spatulalad » Wed Apr 23, 2003 3:27 pm

The Wax Witch

She once was a display in Dr. Macabre's Mystic Wax Museum, a hideous hag sculpted of wax and intended to scare the kids. Her green-skinned, warty visage eternally twisted in a snarl as she stirred her wax cauldron, she spent decades serving just that purpose. Then, one day...she became real.

Hit accidentally by an errant spell cast in a super-battle within the Wax Museum, she was animated for the purpose of a mystic villain's plot. Unfortunately for the villain, she proved to be too animated, developing a mind of her own. Maybe it was all those years of spooking museum visitors, maybe she was just made that way, but the collective psychic energy of all her scares made her strong enough to escape the villain's control and begin haunting the night for real.

Able to shape-shift and immune to most forms of physical harm, the Wax Witch carries her goal of causing fright to new extremes...


Next: The Green Machine
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Postby The Fifth Wanderer » Wed Apr 23, 2003 3:40 pm

The Green Machine

Carl Winters was a scientific genius, and he knew it. Hired by AgroCorp to develop a device to increase plant growth, Carl went at it with a fervor. Unfortunately, a collapse in world food prices as well as massive cost overruns on the project budget caused AgroCorp to terminate the project just as Carl was on the verge of a breakthrough.

Driven mad by rage and frustration, Carl stole all the project data and the prototype and destroyed the lab. Years later, working in secret, Carl finished the device. Only it did much more than make plants grow. Now it could control and animate plants. Carl used his genius to build himself a battlesuit incorporating this device, vowing revenge on his former corporate sponsors. The man the world knew as Carl Winters is gone, he is The Green Machine now.

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Postby The Human Pest » Wed Apr 23, 2003 5:30 pm

Sing a Song of Sixpence.
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.

When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing.
And wasn't that a dainty dish.
To set before the King?

The King was in his counting house.
Counting all his money.
The Queen was in the parlour.
Eating bread and honey.

The Maid was in the garden.
Hanging out the clothes.
When down came a blackbird,
And pecked off her nose.

John Pence was an aspiring author of children's books, who took rejection slips badly. Especially when the publisher complained that his submissions weren't "lively" enough for today's kids.

This would not have been a problem to the Freedom City Police Department, save for John's run-in with a mysterious man who granted John's wish to make his illustrations come alive. First, the publisher was attacked by blackbirds, and had her face mutilated.

"Red" Hood, the apartment complex bully was the next to go, devoured by a wolf. Not long after, a Troll appeared beneath the Lindroos Bridge.

They'd all sing a different tune soon.


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Postby Evil Toki » Wed Apr 23, 2003 5:36 pm

Gun-Monkey II

As if one gun-toting super intelligent monkey was not enough, here comes his free-willing son, Bubbles, otherwise known to the world at large as Gun-Monkey II, and the world is not safe. Although a hero through and through, Gun-Monkey II leaves bheind a trail of destruction that causes many cities to ban him on sight, of course he won't let that stop him on his quest for vengeance... and justice.

In a Matrix isnpired hail of bullets, the super agile monkey dodges bullets with reckless abandon, firing back several hundred salvos of shots from his twin silver pistols, which seem to hurt anything... from mortal men, to infinitely powerful god-like beings...

Bubbles just loves his job...

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Postby WilliamPall » Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:47 pm

Human Pest . . . Dang . . . you found Mr. Infamy's last victim . . . er, client.
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Postby mdf2 » Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:20 pm

Human Pest,

Nice bit with Sixpence there...

Guess he's 'none the richer'. BWA-HA-HA!

BTW, like your avatar.

Drake/Premiani Doom Patrol. My favourite Silver Age title, possibly the best ever, IMO.

I just wish they'd release the rest of it as Archives so I'd have the entire run...

We now return you to your originally scheduled thread.
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Postby The Human Pest » Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:39 pm

I was gonna go with the Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, but couldn't fit him in the space. :)

Anyway, back to the show:

Nephilim is up. (That's an angel of some kind, isn't it?)
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Postby Evil Toki » Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:41 pm

The Human Pest wrote:I was gonna go with the Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, but couldn't fit him in the space. :)

Anyway, back to the show:

Nephilim is up. (That's an angel of some kind, isn't it?)


Yes it is... the angels that came down to earth and bred with man... :) created like super beings or something... course my own interpretation...
Sometimes I even confuse myself...
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Postby Strand0 » Thu Apr 24, 2003 2:11 am

Nephilim
A higher being.
A being of pure love.
A being that suffers from hay fever.

"Nephilim!"
"Bless you!"

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Postby Striker » Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:09 am

Spydarman

To understand Spydarman, you must first know what a Spydar is. It is an advanced form of radar that can, quite litterally, see and hear everything on Earth. The main unit of Spydar is installed in the Spydarlite, a sattalite which orbits the moon. From this point Spydarman, who invented the Spydar, sends the small, mobile units of Spydar, or Spydarlings, to Earth. Once there, the Spydarlings spread out and cover an area. Each one moniters approxamately 100 miles in all directions. They can see through walls, force fields, torrential downpours, and just about everything else.
Should a Spydarling be destoyed, it is a simple matter to send down a replacement.

Spydarman has not yet revealed his intentions. It is unknown weather he will use his vast information for good, or ill. One thing is for certain though, If knowladge is truly power, Spydarman is just short of a god.

He is the all-seeing. He is the omnipresent. He is. . . .

The Amazing Spydarman!

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Postby WayneLigon » Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:08 am

THE MUTE

Clarice Bellmont-Conners was an up-and-coming opera singer in the early Fifties. She had brains, beauty and talent - loads and loads of talent. Some reviewers went to far as to proclaim her the greatest raw operatic talent of the century.

Proclamations like that don't sit well with some people. Especially jealous, aging, boderline-schizophernic fomer divas like Ingrid Kospotova. Ingrid's jealousy grew and grew until finally it drove her over the edge into full-blown insanity. She kidnapped Clarice and prepared to torture her; the plan was to cut her vocal cords so that she would never be able to sing again.

Unfortunatly for Ingrid, Clarice was a latent mutant. Fearing for her life as Ingrid apprached with the scalpel, Clarice's mutant sonic abilities manifested and she screamed... screamed loud enough for the ultrasonic vibrations to tear Ingrid to peices.

Clarice went mad with shock and horror. Clarice stitched her lips closed so that she'd never utter such a terrible scream, and fled into the depths of the Opera House's sublevels. She roams there still, her rail-thin body still clad in the filthy rags of her silk gown, humming ultrasonic melodies that drive others to the brink of insanity.. and beyond.

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Postby Angelsboi » Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:08 am

Argh. I guess he posted before me so im leaving this hear and dooing sandbox

The Mute

The mute has never been able to talk. He is very despondant for a 13 year old. To make himself feel better, he takes away the voices of everyone who comes near him.

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Dazzle (Dazzle Burst): Sound


Sandbox
Sandbox was your typical 8 year old who loved going to the beach. One day a local nuclear power plant had some problems and chemicals were washed ashore. Young Casey Jackson was caught in the chemicals and after a trip to the doctors, he declaired Casey just fine.

It wasnt until a couple months later that he began taking on the form and chemical property of sand. He was able to make animated animals in the sand that he called his friends and created sandforts.

His parents enrolled him into a school where he could learn to use his abilities. When Casey got older, he kept the name Sandbox but devoted his life to helping ecoterrorists with their causes.



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Postby Bard » Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:35 am

Lawrence Jackson was a lawyer, pushing 50, and one of the most uptight, well dresses businessmen in London...

...then he encountered the Power of Opposition while riding the subway one day, and his existanc spun out of control. Lawrence now embodies Paradox, allowing him to play upon the innate weakness of the university to opposing points that come to the same end.

Now, clad in a black suit and bowler hat, Paradox stalks the streets. The criminals are damned if they run (they get hit by busses) and damned if they stay (he beats the crap out of them). Walls were never there, because the people that built them never were either (but if the wall wasn't there, then how could Paradox change it?), and people get the strangest birth defects on the spur of the moment on account of being their own grandfathers.

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Postby The Human Pest » Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:20 am

THE SEPULCHRE

Martin Tooms was a college student who took on a part-time job as an assistant at the Bucky Barnes Mortuary in Freedom City. He worked mainly in the crematorium.

One gloomy day, he was present when the body of a fallen hero (The Red Avenger) was incinerated. Something previously dormant in Martin's physical makeup was activated, and a bolt of fire leaped from the Red Avenger's body to Martin's. He soon discovered that he could access some of the Avenger's legendary powers (Soulfire & Flight) and a few of his memories.

A second casualty arrived a few days later - the Shadow-Sword, a "ninja" style mystery man. Once again, the flames lept, and Tooms discovered he could access a heretofore unknown mastery of stealth & martial arts.

He now carries within him both the power & personality templates. He can only access one template at a time, however.

He is hungry for more, and growing impatient. Time to recruit more souls for the Sepulchre.

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MISTER BLISTER
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Postby SmokestackJones » Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:34 am

Mister Blister

Walter Fink dermatologist, had the misfortune of walking in on a firefight between the Toon Gang and Inferna. He simultaneously was struck by her fire and their toon bullets, instantly going down. Paramedics on the scene noticed that, while his clothes were charred, his body was untouched. He didn't even have any bullet holes. They kept him under obervation for a few days then released him.

Walter discovered that the fire and toon bullets coagulated in his body and gave him the ability to heat people up from the inside. When he hit a person with his powers, they glow red and develop hundreds of blisters all over their body, disorienting them and causing them great pain.

Wanting to do good, he at first dubbed himself Microwave, but he got a Cease and Desist from the law firm of Striker, Poker, Hammer and Nail, representing the original Microwave. Thus he is Mister Blister.

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Postby WayneLigon » Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:43 am

SmokestackJones wrote:Mister Blister

Walter Fink dermatologist... Mister Blister.

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Blisters all over your body? OW! Ow ow ow OW! Reminds me of Waffle Man and his 'hot griddle of justice'. TSSSS!!
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Postby Striker » Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:48 am

Wanting to do good, he at first dubbed himself Microwave, but he got a Cease and Desist from the law firm of Striker, Poker, Hammer and Nail, representing the original Microwave. Thus he is Mister Blister.


Grrrrrrr!!! :evil: Lawfirm's gotta go. . . .

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Postby The Human Pest » Thu Apr 24, 2003 11:17 am

Boyo Boy

The Golden Age Sidekick of Mano Man.

They had no powers, but an ability to make great dramatic entrances.


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