Back when I made superhero stuff in Heromachine, I dreamed up four different characters named Whisper, the joke being that the name was such an obviously cool superhero name that four different individuals in the Congo, Ireland, USA and Finland all independently came up with the same name. They ended up meeting up and forming the Council Of Whispers
, helping each other out when necessary.
I'm not gonna upload them in my main gallery because they're old and crude, but I'll show them to you just for fun. Let's take a time machine trip back to 2010!
So, roll call: "Ireland"
can turn into a ghost form with appropriate powers and carries a hellfire flame, both of which he received when he crawled back from hell. He comes from a long line of the most notorious villains of Irish history, but he himself had a shred of decency that he used to rally his entire family to allow him to escape hell and redeem the family name. He might also have accidentally let his most notorious ancestor become a lord of hell in the process? Oops. He mostly deals with the supernatural.
is a soft-hearted farmboy gadgeteer who moved into the big city only to discover it overrun with crime. He developed cybernetic implants that allow him to emit various sonic frequencies. He's a wannabe Batman with a country boy accent and an embarassingly helpful attitude.
is a survivor of the civil war who has become a protector of innocent life amids the local conflicts. In addition to his crisis management and wilderness survival skills, he constantly emits a field that negates all sound around him, making him effectively deaf-mute. At its smallest, the field only surrounds him, but he can expand it to cover entire buildings. He tries not to get too involved in the actual fighting, but he will mess you up if he has to.
deals with white collar crime, using espionage skills to uncover wrongdoings that other heroes and even law enforcement might overlook. He exposes tax evasion, exploitation, bribes, corruption and all that noise.
I like to believe I've improved since then. These days, I don't really touch superhero designs, I just can't find the inspiration for them.