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Happy Valentine's Day

We swore to use the power of our Avatar Builder for Good, not Evil...

... We Failed. Happy Valentine's Day!

And, as an extra bonus, this week's scheduled update will be posted tomorrow. See you then.

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As shockingly grotesque this

As shockingly grotesque as this character appeared the instant I looked at it (like Baby New Year level creepy) I forced myself to keep looking and realized there are some amazing details worth noting. The hair, the eyes, the textures and coloration of the skin all hint at a vast amount of potential for this character creation system. Thanks for the mixed barfy/nice feeling. :)

P.S. After a few more minutes of staring at this Lovecraftian horror I'm now getting a weird "fat Zapp Brannigan" vibe from this character. Kudos! ;)

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The rose in the mouth really

The rose in the mouth really just takes it to the next level.

+1

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King Dunce wrote:
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The rose in the mouth really just takes it to the next level.

+1

Yeah maybe that's part of where I'm getting the Zapp Brannigan vibe from. I can imagine this character trying to act all "sexfully" and being just really creepy in a Pepé Le Pew sort of way. :)

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Lothic wrote:
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King Dunce wrote:

The rose in the mouth really just takes it to the next level.

+1

Yeah maybe that's part of where I'm getting the Zapp Branagin vibe from. I can imagine this character trying to act all "sexfully" and being just really creepy in a Pepé Le Pew sort of way. :)

Now that you said it, I am getting that vibe too.

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The aura is pure art! That's

The aura is pure art! That's the work of a mad, but brilliant villain ????

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That thing is the stuff of

That thing is the stuff of nightmares. Its so bad, in fact, I want it as an enemy I can kill in-game. It needs to die.

But also +1 to Lothic's initial post. Lots of good is obvious in this...thing. No offense, The Thing.

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Lothic wrote:
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King Dunce wrote:

The rose in the mouth really just takes it to the next level.

+1

Yeah maybe that's part of where I'm getting the Zapp Brannigan vibe from. I can imagine this character trying to act all "sexfully" and being just really creepy in a Pepé Le Pew sort of way. :)

Pepe le Pew and Zapp Brannigan were some of our first thoughts as well.

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That aura is going to get so

That aura is going to get so overused...

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I gotta say... gonna be a

I gotta say... gonna be a while before I can unsee that!

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Question (apologies if it has

Question (apologies if it has been answered before):

Will auras like this have some sort of density slider/option?

Increasing or decreasing the amount of hearts floating around, etc.

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Agreed, there is a lot of

Agreed, there is a lot of real good detail here. The hair, the raised eyebrow, the smirk, the 'musculature', the suit material, the lighting.
At first glance on the first image, I wasn't sure if the character was wearing clothes. Can we vote this character to be the costume contest winner for February?

Also, what is the little "play" button at the bottom of each image (just right of center)?

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Just part of the chargen UI

Just part of the chargen UI that doesn't hide when you use the Hide UI button. I think I should move it so it doesn't end up in the way when you get closer.

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Also, what is the little "play" button at the bottom of each image (just right of center)?

My guess would be a "spin control" so that you can spin the character around 360°. Many/most character creators have something like that but usually there's two of them (for left and right spin). Maybe the other one simply isn't there in this build. *shrugs*

EDIT: Seems I posted this the same time Shadow Elusive posted the post above. Since he didn't mention anything about it being a "spin control" I guess we can assume it isn't.

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I gotta say... gonna be a while before I can unsee that!

+1
Very cool details in this!

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Maybe its to play emotes or

Maybe its to play emotes or stances.

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This looks like the love

This looks like the love-child (pun intended) of Jack Black & Meatloaf.

I love it.

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I'm in love with how much

I'm in love with how much detail is here and how incredible the graphics are. I can't wait to see more!

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Mask-of-Many wrote:
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This looks like the love-child (pun intended) of Jack Black & Meatloaf.

I love it.

Yeah I could see that... if you added Fabio-esque blonde hair. :)

Maybe that's the "joke" here - this character could be CoT's version of what happens when Fabio:

gives up and gets old and pudgy lol

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I once asked for an example

I once asked for an example of the most grotesque character that can currently be created, back six or seven iterations of the character creator. This surpasses what I was given by a factor I'd rather not give the specifics of - mainly to protect everyone else's sanity.

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Lothic wrote:
Lothic wrote:
Mask-of-Many wrote:

This looks like the love-child (pun intended) of Jack Black & Meatloaf.

I love it.

Yeah I could see that... if you added Fabio-esque blonde hair. :)

Maybe that's the "joke" here - this character could be CoT's version of what happens when Fabio:

gives up and gets old and pudgy lol

I call our new hero Flabio.

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Lothic wrote:
Lothic wrote:
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This looks like the love-child (pun intended) of Jack Black & Meatloaf.

I love it.

Yeah I could see that... if you added Fabio-esque blonde hair. :)

Maybe that's the "joke" here - this character could be CoT's version of what happens when Fabio:

gives up and gets old and pudgy lol

Oh, I my head-canon was totally going with "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" for his villain name.

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Looking at his “costume” it

Looking at his “costume” it reminds me of Peter Griffin’s fuzzy pajamas he used to shock people with static electricity:
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Wow, love the detail in those

Wow, love the detail in those pics!

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Lothic wrote:
Lothic wrote:
Mask-of-Many wrote:

This looks like the love-child (pun intended) of Jack Black & Meatloaf.

I love it.

Yeah I could see that... if you added Fabio-esque blonde hair. :)

Maybe that's the "joke" here - this character could be CoT's version of what happens when Fabio:

gives up and gets old and pudgy lol

There was an episode of "In Living Color" that fits that to a tee.

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Is no one else getting a very

Is no one else getting a very 'Donald Trump' vibe from the face?

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Is no one else getting a very 'Donald Trump' vibe from the face?

Not at all aside from the weird yellow eyeshadow invoking a “fake tan” aesthetic.

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Is no one else getting a very 'Donald Trump' vibe from the face?

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desviper wrote:
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Is no one else getting a very 'Donald Trump' vibe from the face?

*quietly shutting door *

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I love it !!

I love it !!
Burlesque, grotesque and sooo funny !!
We have the shape, the beard, the hair, the aura and the weird make up !
A lot of good things to see even if it's a weird creation.

Good Work MWM.

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Hairs, Light effects on the

Hairs, Light effects on the costume, skin colour/shadow are all superb!
I'm amazed by those.

The aura's position too seems perfect (closer on legs, wider on chest and up). Keep up the good work!

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These new auras are particle

These new auras are particle effects actually being emitted by the character mesh itself, so it naturally conforms to the body's contours.

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Shadow Elusive wrote:
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These new auras are particle effects actually being emitted by the character mesh itself, so it naturally conforms to the body's contours.

That is exciting progress to see! Visually speaking, comparing this aura to the ones we saw demonstrated in the internal costume contest, you all have made great progress. Keep up the great work MWM Team!

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He just needs tiny white

He just needs tiny white wings and a little bow and arrow...

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How are you people able to

How are you people able to look at that monstrosity long and close enough to see those details?? :-)

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I call our new hero Flabio.

Seconded! Further, he needs to be an iconic COT character appearing every valentines day. and he needs custom silly powers.

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Some inside scoop. Original

Some inside scoop. Original version of this character was more "Fabio" like. The "Play" button is from the screen caps of the actual video. There IS a short video of this as a matter of fact. That's where the different stills came from.

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I love ... the aura!

I love ... the aura!
The rest wil lbe my nightmare for days to come :-/

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Very Excited here except for the weird guy in pink!

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Someone made a quick gif, but

Someone made a quick gif, but the play button is a Chargen feature, it's there at all times. Hide UI doesn't hide it, presumably so you can admire it 360 after you've hidden the distractions. I need to move it so it doesn't end up over the character when you zoom in though.

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Do I have to kill him to

Do I have to kill him to unlock that aura or do we just get it free. Either way is fine on my path to use any means necessary to rid the world of villains worse than myself, and those between me and my goals, and a little collateral damage, maybe a few heroes. What I'm getting at here is acceptable losses are they necessary to acquire that aura?

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I call him Putti.

I call him Putti.
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His eyebrows are black, I

His eyebrows are black, I note. That was an implication on purpose.
Matches his chest hair.

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warcabbit wrote:
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His eyebrows are black, I note. That was an implication on purpose.
Matches his chest hair.

Did you mean to imply that the drapes do not match the carpets? ^_^

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It's a very LOW V on the

It's a very LOW V on the chest. Why not look a bit closer?

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Hard to believe that Karl

Hard to believe that Karl Urban played CUPID on Xena before going on to become Julius Caesar ... and then a decade or so later, Leonard McCoy ...

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Hard to believe that Karl Urban played CUPID on Xena before going on to become Julius Caesar ... and then a decade or so later, Leonard McCoy ...

Since this thread derailed to mention Karl Urban playing McCoy I'll just chime in to say that out of all the JJTrek cast I tend to think Urban did just about the best job "recreating" his character vis-à-vis the original actor.

Karl's done great in a bunch of movies but one of my favorites of his happens to be a superhero movie: Judge Dredd

This was a wonderfully awesome little movie... it even had Cersei Lannister (a.k.a. Lena Headey) as the big bad:

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Lothic wrote:
Lothic wrote:

Since this thread derailed to mention Karl Urban playing McCoy I'll just chime in to say that out of all the JJTrek cast I tend to think Urban did just about the best job "recreating" his character vis-à-vis the original actor.

Karl's done great in a bunch of movies but one of my favorites of his happens to be a superhero movie: Judge Dredd

This was a wonderfully awesome little movie... it even had Cersei Lannister (a.k.a. Lena Headey) as the big bad:

I agree, Karl is a pretty good actor. This reminds me of the new Robocop actor and his hand-wavy interview response about why his character had to show his full face (impossible otherwise to convey emotion). Strange that he never watched Karl Urban in Judge Dredd.

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I liked Karl best in Almost

I liked Karl best in Almost Human. That show was canceled way, way too early.

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Damn, I forgot about Almost

Damn, I forgot about Almost Human. I loved that show. Michael Ealy was good in that too.

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I agree, Karl is a pretty good actor. This reminds me of the new Robocop actor and his hand-wavy interview response about why his character had to show his full face (impossible otherwise to convey emotion). Strange that he never watched Karl Urban in Judge Dredd.

Unlike Stallone's semi-silly attempt at Judge Dredd I liked how Karl never once removed his helmet throughout the entire movie. I'm not a super dedicated fan of the character but IIRC in the comics basically Dredd is never shown without his helmet. I think the idea is that it's supposed to "dehumanize" him to make him seem more like a pure unstoppable "force of justice" than just a mere "human being".

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I liked Karl best in Almost Human. That show was canceled way, way too early.

Yeah another "one season wonder" (e.g. Firefly). Heard it was the classic combo of costing too much per episode versus not good enough ratings. That show was doing a really good job setting up a long term story that looked really interesting but never got resolved. Even in the last episode there was a brand new hint that the city was surrounded by a wall that kept out this mysterious "wasteland" that never got explained. Maybe if shows like these had started as part of a streaming service (i.e. Netflix) they would have survived.

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Well I just about died

Well I just about died looking at this. XD

Happy (belated) Valentine's Day, everyone!

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Planet10 wrote:
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Lothic wrote:

Since this thread derailed to mention Karl Urban playing McCoy I'll just chime in to say that out of all the JJTrek cast I tend to think Urban did just about the best job "recreating" his character vis-à-vis the original actor.

Karl's done great in a bunch of movies but one of my favorites of his happens to be a superhero movie: Judge Dredd

This was a wonderfully awesome little movie... it even had Cersei Lannister (a.k.a. Lena Headey) as the big bad:

I agree, Karl is a pretty good actor. This reminds me of the new Robocop actor and his hand-wavy interview response about why his character had to show his full face (impossible otherwise to convey emotion). Strange that he never watched Karl Urban in Judge Dredd.

I've never found that excuse to be the case, but rather the actors just want to show their face.

"If they don't see my face, they may forget I played this role!"

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Brand X wrote:
Brand X wrote:
Planet10 wrote:
Lothic wrote:

Since this thread derailed to mention Karl Urban playing McCoy I'll just chime in to say that out of all the JJTrek cast I tend to think Urban did just about the best job "recreating" his character vis-à-vis the original actor.

Karl's done great in a bunch of movies but one of my favorites of his happens to be a superhero movie: Judge Dredd

This was a wonderfully awesome little movie... it even had Cersei Lannister (a.k.a. Lena Headey) as the big bad:

I agree, Karl is a pretty good actor. This reminds me of the new Robocop actor and his hand-wavy interview response about why his character had to show his full face (impossible otherwise to convey emotion). Strange that he never watched Karl Urban in Judge Dredd.

I've never found that excuse to be the case, but rather the actors just want to show their face.

"If they don't see my face, they may forget I played this role!"

I once read a funny interview about a classic 1970's kids sci-fi show called Ark II. There was an episode where they went to this place that had this toxic goo stuff that made all the characters grow old. Turns out the main male actor guy supposedly had some kind of clause in his contract where he wasn't allowed to "look bad" in any way so his character got to avoid the effects of "looking" old. Apparently the main female actor of the show didn't have the same clause (or maybe she ultimately didn't mind) so they made her look old until they found the cure at the end of the episode. Talk about being a vain m-fer lol.

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I think my eyes are bleeding.

I think my eyes are bleeding...

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Ow!, to the original post.

Ow!, to the original post.

Thank you Lothic for bringing up Ark II ! Strangely I was trying to recall the name of the show a few days ago. I loved the premise as a 9-year-old. It probably contributed to my decision to pursue geology from the age of 14. From what little remains on the internet I suspect I'd do best to stick with my fond memories and not watch it again.

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Also I think you should turn

Also I think you should turn down the Aura, but also keep that level of hearts for power aesthetics, like I would just love to just burst down a random wall, scream "STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE" and start blasting people with hearts

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I watched "Ark 2" as a child.

I watched "Ark 2" as a child. I think I watched it when I was in the same age Range as Airhead. I was already a tech and science junky by then so it didn't contribute much to any motiviations. I still liked the show even though even at that age I was still a bit skeptical of its premise.

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Airhead wrote:
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Thank you Lothic for bringing up Ark II ! Strangely I was trying to recall the name of the show a few days ago. I loved the premise as a 9-year-old. It probably contributed to my decision to pursue geology from the age of 14. From what little remains on the internet I suspect I'd do best to stick with my fond memories and not watch it again.

avelworldcreator wrote:

I watched "Ark 2" as a child. I think I watched it when I was in the same age Range as Airhead. I was already a tech and science junky by then so it didn't contribute much to any motiviations. I still liked the show even though even at that age I was still a bit skeptical of its premise.

Turns out one of my many side hobbies is collecting old obscure TV shows. Some years ago I managed to find DVD box sets for shows like Ark II along with other contemporary classics like Jason of Star Command. Like you guys I vaguely remembered these shows from watching them as a kid.

As you guys suspected the "fond memories" tended to be much better than the re-watching of these shows as a semi-jaded adult. For instance out of the 15 Ark II episodes there were maybe only 2 or 3 of them that were vaguely engaging. Still you have to keep in mind the original target audience was like maybe 8 to 12 year olds so there's not much that can be done about that.

I find I like watching these shows now more from a "retro-historical" point of view just to see what it was like for people to think what "the future" was going to be like back in the 70s and 80s. Also every once in a while you can spot super-young versions of actors who have since become famous for many other things. For instance if you ever watch the short-lived Logan's Run TV series you'll see that Kim Cattrall guest stared in one of the episodes back when she was probably barely 20.

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After straining my eyes to

After straining my eyes to look at him I noticed very intricate details, right down to his nose hairs LOL! Very detailed. Great work guys.

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Phantom meeow wrote:
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After straining my eyes to look at him I noticed very intricate details, right down to his nose hairs LOL! Very detailed. Great work guys.

OMG he's right!


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desviper wrote:
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After straining my eyes to look at him I noticed very intricate details, right down to his nose hairs LOL! Very detailed. Great work guys.

OMG he's right!

Good gravy are those -actual- nose hairs or just some weird lighting side-effect? Either way they at least "look" like nose hairs.

If this game ends up with a "nose hair length slider" I'm going to LMAO. :)

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We have nose hairs? :-o It'd

We have nose hairs? :-o It'd be cool if we did. Not certain about that though.

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avelworldcreator wrote:
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We have nose hairs? :-o It'd be cool if we did. Not certain about that though.

I remember in the past it was said animated hair grappling attacks (like Medusa of Marvel’s Inhumans) are out of the question. So no nose hair grappling either...? :(

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Atama wrote:
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avelworldcreator wrote:

We have nose hairs? :-o It'd be cool if we did. Not certain about that though.

I remember in the past it was said animated hair grappling attacks (like Medusa of Marvel’s Inhumans) are out of the question. So no nose hair grappling either...? :(

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Like the opening post, I too

Like the opening post, I too have a goofy, male, Valentine's-oriented character: Soldier of Love. Here's his pic from the old CoH days...

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Hatut Zeraze wrote:
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Like the opening post, I too have a goofy, male, Valentine's-oriented character: Soldier of Love. Here's his pic from the old CoH days...

EDIT: Ugh. That didn't work. I just wasted way too much time trying to figure out how the BBCode works for images and THEN trying to set up a place on the internet so that the codes can access them. I did something wrong, but I can't take the time to figure it out right now. I am supposed to be getting ready for work.

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I wish I could wash my eyeballs out now... that's what I get for checking in... lol

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Check back soon ;)

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