One of my oldest Sketches for the Team Scene remastered – City Garage! I remember Gary really taken with the idea of this guy just being some shlub (at the time there was never any image of the dude, so I made up something ridiculous). It was nice to get a crack at this older picture of this old fan character one more time.
Another random character – Cleavemen, formerly of the Evil Eight! Life hasn’t been kind to ol’ Cleave after the big War, no sir. He lost himself bit by bit and now all that’s left of him is in a lowly met body. But watch out! He’s an ankle biter.
I also made this playing with AI online when it was new. It was an alright distraction; I can see why some people have made it their whole thing.
Another set of fan art is kicking off. I call this set "a random grab-bag of characters." Very creative, I know. First up is a super old fan character – the Arch Nemesis from Darkman’s Robot Warriors? I think I might be the last person to remember him, maybe? Well, here’s art of the guy long after his original creator stopped caring.
Mechanical Maniacs Moments characters conclude! Here he have Hadrian’s pet creation Gag. He very briefly spun off into his own webcomic in Rich’s small page which was hosted at Code Island Attacker’s old (free) Tripod site before that went and moved and all content was lost beyond recovery. He came from the "Bob and George" era of Megaman comics where every sprite comic author had to have a Megaman clone avatar of themselves. But his comics already had an author avatar – Hardman. So Gag was just also in the comics, running around, doing his own thing until he made his way into the epilogues where he hung out in Hardman’s stories where he had a lot less to do.
Mechanical Maniacs Moments characters continue! ModelRocketMan Blasts off! And onto the front page. In the Moments he always talks with signs like Wile E Coyote. While it works okay as a visual gag, I think it would have outstayed it’s welcome pretty quick has he stayed longer. It also doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Kinda wish the Moments gave these guys a proper send-off so they could find a place in proper continuity somewhere, but it’s really loaded up as it is, so maybe it’s for the best they they’re in their own little corner of the epiverse.
SERVE!!! Mechanical Maniacs Moments characters continue! And now we have Tennisman! Who is Tennisman? The robot champion of Tennis, that’s who! His fight with Snakeman where he served up explosive tennis balls? Of course they detonate on impact…
Did I mention the Ominous Octa were made when Dark Hard was drunk?
Mechanical Maniacs Moments characters continue! It’s Pencil
man NINJA! Like most of the Octa he got pwned in his very first battle. I think his leftover scraps were meant to be used to build part of Dark Top, but that’s not canon. Whatever happened to this guy? Some say he’s still out there. Making corrections wherever he goes.
Mechanical Maniacs Moments characters continue! This time we have their leader – the one and only Mirageman! He’s basically a low-rent Geminiman since he can only make images of himself; not full on clones. You know that one trope in cartoons? "Which one is the real me? You can’t hit me if you don’t know where I am!" Well, that’s Mirageman. That’s all he’s got. Maybe I could have thought of more to do with that if he made his way to the epilogues proper. As it stands he only appeared in the Moments.
Mechanical Maniacs Moments characters continue! Here comes the weirdest member of the Ominous Octa – Glaciarman! He’s big. So big he couldn’t fir through the door of the Mech’s base (which was the Ark at the time, so … I guess the Mechs added a super small door to the thing? I mean they’d have to. And all the furniture is too large for them … why did I think that would be a good base again?)