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PostSubject: Re: Open source Super archetype   Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:49 pm

Alright, I tried some more color variations on Kalthar, and this is the one I like the most. I was trying to avoid dark colors, because I imagine him being on a space background on a regular basis. The dark colors do make him look a little more evil/foreboding though. What do you guys think of this version. Better?



If this looks better, I'll post it on PDSH wiki.
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PostSubject: Re: Open source Super archetype   Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:04 am

I do think I like this a little better, the earlier bright magenta shade was rather garish.

Another thing: if Astro-Man's ancestor was a samurai who inhabited the Warring States or early Edo period--the setting of Kurosawa's movies, Lone Wolf and Cub, Usagi Yojimbo and such--he would have arrived 400 years ago, not 200. 200 years ago was toward the end of the Edo period, a time of relative peace which ended with the coming of Commodore Matthew Perry's fleet and the opening of Japan to foreign influences in 1853.
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PostSubject: Re: Open source Super archetype   Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:26 pm

Some of you might be familiar with my superhero archetype from PDSH. I called him Excelsior The Photonic Man, due to his ability to absorb and process solar energy. Aside from being tremendously powerful by nature, his physical abilities are augmented by advanced trans-dimension technologies.

I saw him as being the most powerful being in the Landmark Universe, vulnerable only to anti-matter and psychic attacks. In addition, his powers increase when he ventures into near space, due to the vast amounts of solar radiation beyond the Earth's magnetosphere. This would make him one of the planet's heavy hitters in times of extreme crisis, such as interplanetary invasion or pan-dimensional warfare.

His main failing is over-confidence; believing himself utterly invulnerable, he is occasionally stunned when confronted by a more powerful being from within this space-time continuum, suffering humiliating defeats in the process...


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PostSubject: Re: Open source Super archetype   Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:08 am



Just got done reading this thread to glean info on Astro-Man! Very fun.

I also like the Photonic Man!

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PostSubject: Re: Open source Super archetype   Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:53 am

So, I was reading around and I discovered that the name Kalthar, which we were using for the Astro-Man villain, is actually the name of an existing Public Domain Superhero, specifically, a tarzan-clone jungle hero. The name has also been used for characters in World of Warcraft and in some game called Oblivion. Sooo...I think we should probably go ahead and alter the name a little, so it is unique. I am proposing Kalthon or Kalthaer. Kalthon was the name of an alien race in Space: 1999, but that show is pretty much ancient history. I prefer Kalthaer, because it would be totally unique. Does that sound good to you guys, or do you have another name or variation in mind?

Also, did you guys know that the Planet Viro actually comes from the back story of a character named "Wonder Boy." Fortunately that back story is not inconsistent with our story.
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PostSubject: Re: Open source Super archetype   Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:56 pm

argosail wrote:
So, I was reading around and I discovered that the name Kalthar, which we were using for the Astro-Man villain, is actually the name of an existing Public Domain Superhero, [...] I think we should probably go ahead and alter the name a little, so it is unique. I am proposing Kalthon or Kalthaer. Kalthon was the name of an alien race in Space: 1999, but that show is pretty much ancient history. I prefer Kalthaer, because it would be totally unique. Does that sound good to you guys, or do you have another name or variation in mind?

Also, did you guys know that the Planet Viro actually comes from the back story of a character named "Wonder Boy." Fortunately that back story is not inconsistent with our story.

1. I'd go with either Kalthaer or Kalthoon (yes, with "OO")

2. I brought up Viro waaaaay back because I had seen Wonder Boy on PDSH wiki Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Open source Super archetype   Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:56 pm

Isn't there a politician named Kalhoon, or was that just an SNL character?

I figured you probably got Viro from Wonder Boy (too big of a coincidence), but the back story still works, so I think we're good. Obviously Wonder Boy was another attempt at creating a super-powered human infiltrator, and he managed to escape and get off the planet in the nick of time.
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PostSubject: Re: Open source Super archetype   Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:35 am

Okay, so I came in way to late to be part of the main creation of this character, but how when I saw this bit, I thought I'd put my two cents in.

How about "Kalthear" or "Kalfear?" For some reason, I like the second syllable sounding like "fear." Sounds more menacing to me.
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