Character Creation Contest #35 - The Ghost Grappler!

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#1  Edited By DBed

Sorry about the late start on the new challenge!   Looking back through the history of this contest I see a lot of great art and a lot of interesting ideas.   Let’s try something a little different in CHARACTER CREATION CONTEST #35.

I created what I call a “Random Character Generator” (http://dbed.deviantart.com/gallery/23933313#/d2uweeu) that spits out randomly created names for heroes and villains.  When I get into a creative slump or just for fun I’ll fire it up and create a character based on the name complete with a little back story (http://dbed.deviantart.com/gallery/23933313).

For this challenge I’ve fired up my name generator.   I’ll supply the name, you supply the design and back story for the character.   Are they a hero or a villain?   A guy or a gal?   You decide!   Are you ready?   The name is...


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Let’s see what you’ve got!   The deadline is March 8th (Mardi Gras)!
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#2  Edited By Achilles.

Nice one! I already got on in mind.

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#3  Edited By Raven0207

Different but Do-able. I'm in if I can get a little time from work.
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#4  Edited By Icarusflies  Moderator

:D 
YAY! 

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#5  Edited By DomDom

This is a brilliant idea. =)
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#6  Edited By Icarusflies  Moderator

Large version: 
 
 
 

Story:  
The Ghost Grappler is one of the most popular fighters in the no-holds-barred Metahuman Mutilation Entertainment (MME) fighting series. 

An unknown street fighter in his previous life, very little is known about the mysterious Ghost Grappler. He burst onto the fighting scene, packing a powerful left hook , and with the nasty habit of phasing through his opponents. Whenever he fights, he draws quite a crowd of the undead. (Rumor has it he's a real ladykiller…)  
 
Small version:  

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#7  Edited By tonis
@Icarusflies: very creative Icarus, love the MME concept. Could go far with that one.
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#8  Edited By Icarusflies  Moderator
@tonis: O_O 
 
I shall! I'll create a whole concept for that one…which I'll probably execute in writing, since that's easier for me than drawing.
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#9  Edited By tonis
@Icarusflies said:
" @tonis: O_O  I shall! I'll create a whole concept for that one…which I'll probably execute in writing, since that's easier for me than drawing. "
it starts with a thought till you make it go BOOOOOM! :) 
That'll be a good one.
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#10  Edited By EGoD  Moderator
@tonis said:
" @Icarusflies said:
" @tonis: O_O  I shall! I'll create a whole concept for that one…which I'll probably execute in writing, since that's easier for me than drawing. "
it starts with a thought till you make it go BOOOOOM! :) That'll be a good one. "

Boom boom boom even brighter than the moon moon moon.............wait did I just quote a Katy Perry song.  Curse that bloody radio station at work for playing the same songs every day!!!!  Good one btw Ircarus, clever and comical.
 
Interesting idea, I'll see if I can squeeze something in. 
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#11  Edited By DomDom

Here's my take on him... 

 
 

The Ghost Grappler! 
Real Name: Jaxx Fade 
Age:20 
Powers: The ability to sense and hear the wondering lost souls. 
Job: Evil spirits hunter. 
Weapon and Items: Grapple Gun (which can catch ghosts) - Special Visor (that can pick up ghost signatures).  
 
History: 
Jaxx was born into a family of ghost hunters.  He was raised to track and capture restless spirits  
(With his Grapple Gun being the only thing capable of touching and holding a ghost) and then returning them to the beyond!   
His purpous is to battle the evil untouchables so that the living can actually live in peace and the dead can find it.  
 
Hope you guys like him. =)
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#12  Edited By tonis
@DomDom: wow, now THAT's a grappler. Way cool Dom. 
Love the details too, some nifty powers that could make for great stories. :)
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#13  Edited By DomDom
@tonis:
Thank yah tonis! =)
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#14  Edited By Project_Worm

I will do this!

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#15  Edited By Project_Worm

Heres mine hopefully yall like it. 

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#16  Edited By DBed

@ DomDom - I like your double G logo, great design

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#17  Edited By DomDom
@DBed:
Thank you very much! =)
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#18  Edited By tonis
@Project_Worm: wow, that is the meanest looking grappler yet. Looks like it also slices and dices along with the grabbing. Very nice.
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#19  Edited By payno

Salvador Lorenzo was a semi-pro wrestler. But an injury sustained during a championship bout, changed his life.   

Salvador took a blow to the head which put him in a coma for two months.  When he awoke he found that he had the ability to see ghosts and spirits. A week after he woke from the coma, he was visited by some Government agents. They explained to him that they were a part of a covert paranormal investigation team and that they had become aware of a plot by evil and malevolent spirits to attack the living world. They wanted to recruite Salvador so that they could use his unique talent to track down and defeat these invisible invaders.  

Salvador was equipped with a pair of hi-tech gauntlets that would allow him to touch the usually intangible ghosts.   
   
Calling himself the

GHOST GRAPPLER

he hunts down these evil spirit invaders and sends them back to the afterlife. 
 

 
 
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#20  Edited By tonis
@payno: wow, one of your best origin stories ever. Actually found it 'gripping' to read. 
Great work on the image too, some new fx I haven't seen yet from your side. Very cool job on the smoky glow and highlights out of the gloves. 
 
This SHOULD be a kick ass cartoon on Saturday mornings. :)
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#21  Edited By payno
@tonis: 
 
Thanks. I had fun creating this one.
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#22  Edited By Project_Worm
@DBed:  
Hey i have a question If I already entered one in is it to late to change it i have one that i took longer to draw and I think it looks better 
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#23  Edited By MrFantastic
@Icarusflies: 
@Icarusflies said:
 I shall! I'll create a whole concept for that one…which I'll probably execute in writing, since that's easier for me than drawing. "
And no doubt your writing skills surpass your drawing skills.....
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My version of the Ghost Grappler 
 
The chains are formed by the combination of psionic and spirtual strength and can be projected in any of the open holy chains in the arm gloves and back of the costume. The aural sphere that comes out from the left side of the shoulder is a dimensional trap for ghosts once they are captured.
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#25  Edited By playdohsrepublic
@payno:
I'd read that.
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#26  Edited By DBed
@Project_Worm:
I say what ever you denote as you final piece before the deadline will be put to the vote.  Sometimes a better idea just comes along!
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#27  Edited By SteveRodgers

here is mine, sorry ghost is spelled wrong but i was writing fast . he's a ghost and a grappler!

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#28  Edited By Project_Worm
@DBed:   
Here my official entry the neutral destroyer, who has killed heroes and villains for over a thousand years.
I end those who threaten life, it is that which defines me 
I end those who threaten life, it is that which defines me 
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#29  Edited By deadpool1109
@payno: Insane-O Mr. Payno!! Possibly my favourite out of all your stuff. 
@Project_Worm:  Thats really well done man! that minimal shading seems to add a lot of depth. 
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#30  Edited By Project_Worm
@deadpool1109:  
thanks man I appreciate that
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#31  Edited By payno
@deadpool1109: 
 
Thanks. Nice of you say so.
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#32  Edited By Achilles.

 

" I end the lives of those who do not deserve it, It is my life's honor"

Retsnom or Freddy Vorhees as he is known in earth was born in the depths of Hell. His father, a high ranked demon, his mother, a human. His mother could not imagine his son turning into the most powerful demon in the world, Escaped her husband's wrath in Hell to Earth where she left Freddy with the Relliks, America's answer to the paranormal happenings on Earth. 
 
Freddy was personally trained by the Captain of the Relliks and later his adopted father, MIchael Myer Vorhees or better known as Pinhead. Freddy grew to be an outstanding warrior. He took down his first ghost at the age of 6 and eventually took down his own demon father by the age of 23.  
 
After the successful mission against his father, he earned the rank of Ghost Grappler and changed the world as we know it.    
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#33  Edited By Project_Worm
@Achilles.:  
Very Nice!  
Like the caption ; ]
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#34  Edited By Achilles.
@Project_Worm said:
" @Achilles.:  Very Nice!  Like the caption ; ] "
Thnx, the first one, i got lazy...
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#35  Edited By EGoD  Moderator

 

 
 
 She appears looking as an apparition herself, never complete in vision.  The Ghost Grappler rips spirits from their hollow existence with her soul absorbing scythe.  She also wears an odd pair of shackles that she can use to strangle ghosts with.  For those ghosts that are unworthy of being part of he scythe or another link in her chain, she will open her seemless mouth and devour them, making them part of the eternal darkness insider her.
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#36  Edited By Decept-O
@EGoD:   I  love the tonal work on this, gives it a creepy, ghost like feel!
@Achilles.:   Nice work. 
@Project_Worm:   Even more ethereal.  Great work.
@SteveRodgers:   Good work.  Glad to see you enter some art!
@IcePrince_X:  Looks someone is back on the chain gang!
@payno:   Absolutely incredible!
@Project_Worm:   Looks bad ass!
@DomDom:   Got the Ghost and Grappler bits down well!  Love it.
@Icarusflies:
Oh, the Ghost has blood oozing out its eyes.  I likey. 
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#37  Edited By ssejllenrad

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Background pick is not mine. Fedor pic is not mine. Just a nonsesical photomanip.. :p This is not an entry!!! Hehehe! I'm just being an ass... Hehe! Peace y'all!
 
Another one here... :D
 

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#38  Edited By tonis
@ssejllenrad: they don't have to be yours to still find a way to own em.
Never stop being an ass or all hope of entertainment will be surely lost in it's own pool of seriousness :)
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#39  Edited By deadpool1109
@tonis said:
" @ssejllenrad: they don't have to be yours to still find a way to own em.Never stop being an ass or all hope of entertainment will be surely lost in it's own pool of seriousness :) "
Amen to that!! 
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#40  Edited By IcePrince_X

@Decept_O
 
miss you man!

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#41  Edited By _Sojourn_
@Project_Worm said:
" @DBed:   
Here my official entry the neutral destroyer, who has killed heroes and villains for over a thousand years.
I end those who threaten life, it is that which defines me 
I end those who threaten life, it is that which defines me 
"
This is totally my favorite
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#42  Edited By deadpool1109

Ok so I scribbled this together at work right now, in a span of about 15 min, including trying to piece a story together too. Please dont be too harsh. 
Also the pic is taken with my cellphone. :P

 The hunt for the dead is on....
 The hunt for the dead is on....
The Ghost Grappler-  
 Johnny Silva, wasnt your average kid. I mean how many kids get put into Jiu-Jitsu classes when they can start walking. How many are home schooled and being force fed Quantum physics and para-psychology when there 13. Its not like he had much of a choice in the matter, its not like he was really good at it. 
Johnny was 15 when his parent died. A strange accident, a freak accident, a one in a million shot of dying is what everyone told him. The cops told him it was just bad luck, and because the car was pretty badly damaged there wasn't much they could uncover from the accident. For all they could tell the car was going too fast and it happened to hit something lying in the road and flipped over 
Johnny didn't buy it. Typical cops, trying to get out of it so they can relax with their donuts. 
He knew the real reason that they died. Ghosts! 
See Johnny had a secret, he came from an ancient lineage, one cursed to always see the apparitions and demons that mere humans couldn't see. And over the years had developed the necessary means to send them back from whence they came. 
Using the knowledge of the old and the money left to him, johnny trained himself and modified the equipment left behind by his father and created the power gloves to be able to actually hurt the ghosts.  
Johnny Silva took upon the name of The Ghost Grappler, (seriously he did the guys 15 years old with an overactive imagination this is the best he could come up with) and moved out to find the Creatures that killed his family and vanquished any of there kind that got in his way.
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#43  Edited By deadpool1109

Ok I drew up another one in office .... (its like 4 pm here and Ive finished most of my work) I like this version more so this is the official entry!!!! 

 I hunt the Shadows, where no eyes can see!
 I hunt the Shadows, where no eyes can see!
Pl. note official story is the same as previous post!
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#44  Edited By DBed

Great entries so far!

I am going to keep the contest going until midnight tonight (March 8th) as I have a ton of work stuff to do.  All entries in BEFORE midnight will be included in the voting.  So if you haven't posted yet but would like to, you have the rest of today!

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#45  Edited By DBed

Alright, I'm calling it and will have the voting post up shortly...