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MangaDCU: Wonderspacegirls by Nightshade475
MangaDCU: Wonderspacegirls

Wondergirls in Space


Returning to one of my favorite MDCU concepts, The Wondergirls!  Anime inspired by Sailor Moon. Utilizing yet another Ame Comi design for Wonder Woman(version 3), I decided that this outfit is what the girls use when space faring; such as when Megami and Katsumi join Green Lantern Harinezumi Jouon on a trip to the Guardians of the Universe homeworld, Oa.  The Girls utilize their Wonderspin ( a mix between Lynda Carter's twirling transformation and the Sailor Moon one) to outfit themselves in these outfits rather than their standard ones.  The top part of their thighs are covered, but with a clear material.  The outfit provides them with the same protection as their regular armor.  The headgear has communications devices and  a faceshield that materializes and allows them up to seven hours of breathable air.  The transparent shield is colored the same as the outfit's leg color.  The boots have propulsion jets so they can move around in zero gravity.  The girls will have other mission specific looks such as deep sea (which will resemble Lynda Carter's wetsuit look) and Avalerion Armor (which will resemble Wonder Woman's Golden Eagle Amazonian Armor from the comics that was introduced in Kingdom Come).

left to right:

Wondergirl Orania, Wondergirl Cassieopeia, Wondergirl Troia, Wonder Woman, Wondergirl Nubia, Wondergirl Artemesia, and Wondergirl Mendozia.


The Protector
Reina Oshii(alias) of House Orania; Wondergirl of Courage
Weapon: Twin Handguns (originally giant crossbows)


The Stargazer
Eriko Sunamaki of House Cassieopeia; Wondergirl of Loyalty
Weapon: Chakram Staff

The Warrior
Katsumi Toriyama of House Troia; Wondergirl of Justice.
Weapon: Sword

The Ambassador
Megami Mikoto of House Hippolytia; Wondergirl of Truth, Princess of The Amazons
Weapon: Sceptre

The Tracker
Amaya Nobunaga of House Nubia; Wondergirl of Honor
Weapon: Spear

The Hunter
Tsukiko Aramaki of House Artemesia; Wondergirl of Wisdom
Weapon: Bow and Arrows

The Gatekeeper
Maria Minoru(alias) of House Mendozia; Wondergirl of Hope
Weapon: Naginata

- Orania and Mendozia are part of the original Wonder Guard from the time of the creation of the Amazonian Nation.  The names Reina and Maria were chosen as new identities to allow them to reintegrate in the modern world and attend school with Megami and the others after their tenure as Hellgate Guardians had come to an end.  Their true names are; Orania of House Orania and Mendozia of House Mendozia.

- I toyed with the idea of making the torso see-through as well, especially for Megami and Maria...maybe it'll have a function to allow for both.

MangaDCU: WarWorld 2.0 by Nightshade475
MangaDCU: WarWorld 2.0

Decided to return to the World where they lay down the beats...and I'm not talkin' about makin' music!!!
Original Sketch:…



left to right:

Doomsday, Kalibak, Supergirl, Krypto, Parasite, Maxima, Lobo, Mongul, Orion, and Darkseid.


After intercepting the interstellar beacon sent by B.R.A.I.N.I.A.C. meant to alert The Agents of Apokalips to the existence and location of The Last Son of Krypton, the last three surviving Kryptonian Raiders; Ursa, Non, and General Zod made their way to the source of the transmission.  They were greeted with opposition from Guardian, Steel, and Superboy while the intended target, Kura-Ku recovered from his battle with B.R.A.I.N.I.A.C. at the Man of Steel Tournament months prior to that.  Superman eventually emerged from his healing chamber to engage the Kryptonians that had soundly defeated his comrades, and even though he obtained victory, it was not without a price.  Steel had sacrificed his remaining heart to protect the life of his pupil, Superboy, and Superman was once again critically injured and in need of advanced healing in his Fortress of Solitude.  Guardian and Superboy decided to make a space journey to locate the old Steel Lord's temple to attempt to acquire something that might revive the fallen Steel.  They discovered the temple had been integrated onto a massive artificial planet/battle station that had become known as Warworld.  Run by the despot, Mongul, Warworld had become a place for Darkseid's forces to train in combat by being in a constant fight for survival while on the planet's deadly surface.  The bouts were recorded and transmitted by  thousands of drones and cameras and displayed to the subjects of Apokalips to entertain and instill fear.  At the same time, the planet itself had the capability of converting itself into a deadly weapon.




Homeworld: Warworld

Anime Inspiration: Kid Buu, Dragonball Z

The only person that Mongul, ruler of Warworld fears is Darkseid, and for some reason, Darkseid feared the rise of the Kryptonians.  He allayed himself of these concerns when he decimated the planet Krypton and its entire population in one fell swoop.  Knowing this, Mongul secretly enlisted his scientists to alter Kryptonian dna for years in attempts to create a weapon to use against Darkseid in order to take Apokolips from him and to finally be rid of Warworld.  After the arrival of Superman; The Last Son of Krypton, leading to Darkseid's and Mongul 's subsequent defeat, Superman and his friends leave Warworld to return home, however the experiment that is Doomsday is set free to roam the battle planet.  He works his way through the remaining inhabitants of Warworld, slaying as many as possible until they find a way to get him off the planet...he ends up eventually on earth. 

 - based on Kid Buu from DBZ.

- Although he appears small, he is more dangerous than any other lifeform on Warworld due to having the advantage of perpetual endurance and his full relentless evil and unpredictability. He is also completely free of restraint and has no trace of sanity and he wreaks havoc and destruction for no reason and without showing any signs of remorse.

- Doomsday is dangerous , not because of his raw power, but due to his effectiveness in combat via his wild fighting style and uncontrollable nature.

- the experimentation process that created Doomsday is similar to that of the comics, in which the  cloned infant as exposed to deadly stimuli until expiration and the remains used to clone a new test subject, maintaining the cellular memory of the previous rigors to force adaptation.

- as a result, Doomsday has an adaptive physiology and generates biological defenses as needed.

-Once Doomsday arrives on Earth, it will initiate the Death of Superman storyline which has Superman sacrifice himself to defeat him, leading directly into the Reign of Supermen arc.


Kalibak: The Cruel

Homeworld: Apokalips

Anime Inspiration: Jagi The Pretender, Hokuto no Ken(Fist of the North Star)

Darkseid's firstborn son can never live up to his father's vision of heir to his throne.   Although he was conceived in an emotion his father has long since abandoned; love, he is a cruel and brutal warrior. He is a constant reminder to his father of the weakness he once had, and as such is looked upon as weak himself.  Kalibak crushes foes daily on Warworld in hopes to gain the favor of his liege, who favors his younger brother, Orion; even though he was raised by their enemy on New Genesis.  Kalibak has a tendency to secretly take out his frustrations on his adopted brother, Scott Free, who is exempt from the torture he had to endure growing up as part of the treaty.  Kalibak confronts Lobo, as he is on his journey towards Mongul's control station to seek revenge.  The two skirmish a bit until Orion shows up and challenges his brother to give The Fist of the Dog Star the opportunity to continue to seek out  the subject of his vengeance.  Orion waives the decree insuring his diplomatic protection, to wage battle with his brother to finally settle the score.

- based on Jagi from Fist of the North Star.

- I used a couple of different incarnations of Kalibak to draw inspiration from for his outfit.

- Kalibak is strong, but not smart.  With all his power, he is still cowardly when confronted by someone with equal or greater strength.  He possesses cunning to compensate for his lack of smarts.

- Kalibak's limited intelligence stems from the contact with the poison that killed his mother while en utero.  He actually clawed his way out of her and bit through his own umbilical cord to survive.

- When Darkseid discovered his son with Suli had survived, he was initally secretly eagar to see the boy, untill...he saw the boy had Heggra's eyes.  From that point on, allowed him to live for his mother's sake, but he kept him at arm's length,.



Supergirl: Kaori Zora- Ku

Homeworld: Krypton

Anime Inspiration: Ame Comi

Kaori, a member of Krypton's  Science Caste, was arranged to wed Zod; General of the Warrior Caste known throughout the systems as Darkseid's Kryptonian Raiders.  The wedding party, as well as all the other inhabitants of Krypton's Capital City of Kandor, awoke to a strange skyline after the entire city was transported into the Phantom Zone, after an assassination attempt was made on Zod by a survivor of one of his campaigns.  The device had placed them in the alternate dimension that they had reserved for their most dangerous criminals, but not before the entire populace's control collars were rendered inert (part of a failed plan by Kaori's cousin, Jora-Ku to obtain their culture's freedom from Darkseid's rule). Although they were unaware of the occurrence, Darkseid had destroyed their homeworld, and with it the remainder of the Kryptonian species.  The citizens of Kandor were all that were left of Krypton.  They were free, but now in an extremely hostile environment. They crafted a shelter from their new surroundings, and  Zod took control making himself protector of the city as well as their leader. The scientists deduced a way of escape from the Zone, by using a natural energy well that existed far from the city, utilizing a device they had developed. When they decided to implement the plan, a team of scientists would be escorted by a team of warriors to the energy well to set up the device. Zod chose to be a part of the escort, as Kaori was one of the scientists that volunteered. they flew off, and were immediately besieged by the hostile denizens of the Phantom zone. by the time they got to the well, only Kaori, Zod, & his lieutenants; Ursa and Non had survived the trip. she quickly set up the device, and they were transported through and wound up on Apokalips. They soon discovered that Krypton was no more, but they also intercepted the beacon that told of the location of Jora-Ku's offspring, "The Son of Our Jailer", and agreed that they should take vengeance out on him before returning to free the rest of their citizens from the Phantom Zone.  Kaori protested, but she was quickly rendered unconscious as they found their way off world. during their travel to earth, they came to realize that the 11 months in the zone were equal to 22 years.  the unconscious Kaori would be found by Darkseid's Female Furies trainer Granny Goodness.  They noticed her kryptonian garb and slightly enhanced strength due to her limited exposure to the sun, and decided to take her captive and began her "re-education" .  She was personally trained by Granny Goodness to be a part of the next wave of female furies which included: Knockout, Speed Queen, Bloody Mary, Malice Vunderbar, Wunda, and Heartimis.  She spent most of that time in isolation training her to become a fighter before sending her to Warworld, where she would gain the conditioning necessary to make her a suitable gift to Lord Darkseid.  Superman would find her there a year later, after defeating Darkseid.

- Granny kept Kaori in the dark away from sunlight, as part of her conditioning.  As a result, Kaori has a fear of the dark.  This is how she was able to maintain a measure of control over her; she lets her out during the day to battle and absorb sunlight, but once the sun goes down , she panics and returns to the "safety" of Granny's fortress.

- Kaori was meant to be a surprise gift to Darkseid, and was part of the reason of his presence on Warworld.

-As all of the Furies represent some aspect of the BDSM or fetish community, I decided Supergirl's connection would be to Cosplay.

- The outfit Kaori wore as a Kryptonian Scientist prior to her arrival on Warworld is Supergirl's Version 2 Ame Comi outfit.

- Granny Goodness altered her clothing to resemble the Dark Ame Comi Supergirl look, which Kaori repurposed to resemble her cousin, Kura-Ku's red and blue themed look after rescuing her from Warworld.

- Kaori spent a total of four months engaging in combat on Warworld prior to the arrival the the S-Fighters. 

- Kaori has a basic foundation of the Kryptonian fighting art, Horo Kanu, that she was introduced to by General Zod.  Granny  used her conditioning methods to continue that education before putting her to battles on Warworld where she would pick up skills from those she engaged in combat with.

- After having a difficult time adjusting to Earth, coming off the survival mentality she had started to develop, she goes out seeking help and finds it in the comfortability of the Glammslammers Metabrawl fights.  She eventually meets up with Power Girl not realizing that she is her older alternate reality self.

- Galatea (Power Girl) has a negative reaction to Kaori as her insignia causes her to relive the brutal beating  she took from Bizzaro upon her arrival on earth as she was looking for her cousin, Kura-Ku.  The damage caused a lot of psychological trauma including amnesia.

- Supergirl has an aversion to Power Girl, because her militaristic attitude reminds her somewhat of her time on Apokalips.

- After their feud, Kaori will start to see Galatea as an older sister.

- Supergirl's "Dark" look will make a comeback when they encounter another upgraded version of B.R.A.I.N.I.A.C. later down the line. That version will be the female Ame Comi design.

- After reviving Steel, the Earth fighters come upon Darkseid as he encounters Supergirl for the first time.  They jump to her defense and proceed to get their arses handed to them...until Superman arrives after his battle with Mongul.


Krypto: The Superdog

Homeworld: Krypton

 Anime Inspiration: Bolt, Disney

In the science lab that was housed on Warworld that created Doomsay, another project was running to create Dogs Of War for Darkseid's Agents of Apokalips. The test subject group included nine canine species whose genetic material was salvaged from Krypton.  Eight of the subjects were much larger, stronger and more ferocious that the ninth runt of the litter.  The runt distinguishable by its white fur, seemed ill and scrawny in comparison to the others, which as it turned out were mentally and physically unstable.  The ones that didn't suffer from accelerated genetic destabilization; and spontaneously burst into a mutated puddle of genetic goo, were put down because they were too uncontrollable and had to be taken out before they got any more powerful and couldn't be.  The last remaining subject was bombarded with radiation, electricity and physical assaults, to try and engage it's killer instinct, but it never took hold.  The experiment was deemed a failure and the test subject discarded.  Because it was so small, the canister it was placed in was placed with the refuse to be jettisoned into space, rather than take it for molecular disintegration, as was the protocol.  The cruel handler thought it would be funny to watch it asphyxiate and freeze in the coldness of space and purposely  cracked the container's housing before its jettison.  When Superman and Darkseid battle on Warworld, the battle concluded with the two combatants unable to move while a self destruct device was primed to blow. Supergirl had gotten the rest of the earth fighters and the Martian Manhunter out onto a starcruiser and into orbit far away from the blast. superman realized he would be killed by the force of the blast, but at the last second a blur spirited him away from the explosion.  he woke up on the ship Kaori had acquired from the steel lord's temple with the rest of his friends. his savior was a small dog that was leashed to a small broken canister with the only legible letters k-r-y-p-t-o...

-based Krypto on Disney's "Bolt" because...yeah...that's why!

- Krypto will reside in the Fortress of Solitude, but I also see him in settings like the Hall of Justice (during a Kohai training session), and Supergirl's apartment in Kyoshigai (Metropolis).

- Krypto has above average intelligence for a dog, but is still a dog...and a pup at that, and acts accordingly.

-  when the battle between Lobo and Mongul spilled into the DNA lab (that housed Krypto and the Doomsday creation), some of Lobo's blood got on to one of the machines and initiated the cloning process. This would lead to the creation of a younger less powerful version who is visually based on Kenshiro's companion, Bat(bart) from fist of the north star. 

- This Lil' Lobo will eventually make his way to earth and join a cell of Teen Titans alongside the Precious Archer; Pearl Archer and the Ghostclan kunoichi; Secret, under the leadership of the Majo-Onibugeisha; Empress.



Homeworld: Unknown

Anime Inspiration: Piccolo, Dragonball Z

Not much is known about The Parasite other than he an alien with the ability to absorb the skills, memories, and strength of others. the transfer is only temporary, but he's usually dispatched his foe by the time its worn off. He is capable of sensing energy and being drawn to vast amounts of it.  He usually attacks from the shadows, as he is not nearly as strong when he has not fed and uses surprise,  and other forms of subterfuge to give him an advantage.  He senses Supergirl's energy not long after her arrival and begins to stalk her in attempts to gain her power to give him the edge he needs to take on  stronger fighters like Lobo, Kalibak and Mongul.  Guardian and Superboy face him soon after their arrival on Warworld, where he gets his first taste of Kryptonian energy and becomes addicted to it.  After his defeat, he slinks off, but finds a way to stow aboard the earthlings ship to return to their home where he plots to find them and feed again.

- I based elements of his look on Namekian garb.

- I decided I wanted him to have tentacles to play up the parasitic aspect, but he can also keep them close together in the basic format of an arm, with the tips of each tentacle acting as fingers of a simulated hand.  Having these tentacle makes immobilizing targets and draining their energy from multiple locations on their body  much easier for him.

- there is only a certain amount of time that he can subsist off of the energy he has stolen, so he has a tendency to keep his victims alive to feed off of them multiple times before they eventually expire. An average human can sustain him for 48 hours before they are completely drained and expire.

- I always knew I wanted the cloak look for him to hide his identity as an average humanoid until it's too late.  I felt that making him an alien would work perfectly and Warworld would be a perfect setting for him.

- Since he can absorb mental energy as a byproduct, he will learn earthspeak to add to the myriad of other languages he's acquired. The languages are the only thing that he retains after a being's energy dissipates.


Maxima: Warrior Queen of Combat

Homeworld: Almerac

Anime Inspiration: Julia, Hokuto no Ken

the princess of Almerac is obsessed with combat.  She gets physically aroused from trading blows with only the strongest of combatants.  Occasionally, intergalactic dignitaries are flown to Warworld to witness the brutality firsthand of the daily round-the-clock bouts.  Maxima frequently ditches her security detail and slums on Warworld to get her fix of combat, but there are few left who can challenge her...until she sees a new fighter in a blue gi (martial arts uniform) and red cape.  She finds him attractive, but mocks his loose raiment as unfitting someone rugged enough to handle the rigors of Warworld, much less her.  Superman takes out a contingent of skirmishers bent on claiming Maxima, as he thought her defenseless.   As a reward she offered him the honor to face her in combat for the right to be her mate, to which he respectfully declined.  She didn't know what sent her loins in a tizzy after wards; the nobility he displayed in defending her virtue, the swiftness with which he dispatched the brigands, or the fact that he was not interested in claiming her or trying to prove worthy of it.  He was eager to continue on his mission to find his friends, but she had never been rejected before and couldn't understand why he was passing up on such an honor and was not to be denied.  She attacked him, and when he responded with non aggressive self defense moves, she perceived it as dismissive, like she was unworthy of his attention and came at him full throttle.  he was forced to change his approach to dealing with her (which made her even more enamored)and eventually was able to knock her out, so that he could continue on his quest unmolested.  Her security detail found her and returned her to Almerac, but she could not stop thinking that she had finally found the one...!

- Although her people are not at war with Apokalips, it is only because they do not have the might to challenge them outright.  Maxima secretly seeks a mate stronger than she is to breed with in order to begin  populating her world with warriors strong enough to depose the Dark Lord.

- Maxima is significantly depowered from her comic version.  She has elements of the animated series and Smallville versions of the character.

- Her abilities do include: super strength, durability, and endurance; flight and chi manipulation (which includes energy projection and mesmerization).

-Maxima has an ulterior motive to finding a strong male worthy of mating with; she has yet to find someone capable of breaking her hymen...and believe me, she's tried!

- Maxima will learn of his battle with Darkseid and that will only make her more convinced that Superman is the one for her.  She will make her way to earth to find him where they can finish where they left off.

- Maxima will be one of the fighters to confront Doomsday upon his arrival on Earth, prior to  Superman's fateful battle with him.


Lobo: Fist of The Dog Star

Homeworld: Czarinia

Anime Inspiration: Kenshiro, Hokuto no Ken

Known as the Fist of the Dog Star, he bares scars on his chest in the pattern of the Canis Majoris constellation which contains Sirius, the dog star. years ago, Mongul arrived on Czarnia a planet of barbarians, and told them their planet was in his way.  the few thousand survivors of his purge were collected and told that he would take the survivors of the planet with him before destroying it...but there was only room for one. he would return in 3 days to claim the survivor and left them to fight for survival. he returned 3 weeks later to find a young boy on the top of a heap of corpses.  he took the boy into his transport ship which was big enough to carry all of the survivors that he had addressed weeks ago, and more.  Lobo grew up on Warworld, growing strong enough to challenge Mongul and make him pay for making him the last Czarnian.  Years after wandering the planet, and growing stronger, he confronted Mongul, who demolished him.  he pierced his chest in a pattern that resembled the constellation Canis Majoris, to remind him of what he had taken from him, before tossing him into a ravine and dropping a cliff on top of him.  He eventually clawed his way out and continued to seek him out to get his revenge.

- Based on Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star.

- Lobo's learned to trust and rely on no one due to  his encounters on warworld.  Perfect setup for his "lone wolf" attitude. 

- When Mongul returned to Czarnia to find Lobo as the sole survivor, he called him "The Main Man" mockingly.  Lobo would remind him of this title during their final battle.

- Although Lobo's strength is close to that of Superman's, he does not possess his invulnerability, having been wounded and even maimed on a number of occasions. But fortunately, his incredible ability to heal several times faster than a human being counteracts that misfortune.

- After leaving Warworld, Lobo will use his considerable fighting and tracking skills to be a mercenary/ bounty hunter...his reputation from Warworld will assist him in those pursuits.

- Similar to Drax in his Guardians of the Galaxy film appearance; after his fight with Mongul, Lobo will realize his true fight for vengeance is still yet to be had...and begins to track Darkseid.



Homeworld: Debstam IV

Anime Inspiration: Raoh The Conqueror, Hokuto no Ken

Supreme ruler of Warworld, Mongul  was originally located on a planet by Apokaliptan Forces.  They were seeking raw materials and recruits, and Mongul and his warriors gave them opposition they had not encountered before.  This prompted the arrival of Darkseid to handle the matter personally. He faced the armies of the united bloodlines of all of Debstam IV, wiping them out with minimal effort.  Ultimately, only Mongul stood against Darkseid, on his own and after three days of trying to land a solid strike on Darkseid, finally connected.  For his bravery and tenacity he was provided an opportunity to ensure the survival of his planet by sacrificing his entire bloodline, or save himself and allow for the eradication of his whole world.  He chose self preservation and he was forced to wipe out his entire planet's population.  Darkseid saw potential in him and groomed him personally.  Eventually giving him the coveted position of training his Kryptonian Raiders. After Darkseid destroyed all of Krypton and its cache of powerful warriors along with it, Mongul had to revise his strategy of taking the throne of Apokalips from his ruler.. He had planned to utilize the raiders, but they were now gone.  He enlisted his scientists to come up with a contingency plan involving the use of the dna they had on file that wasn't purged by his agents after the fall of Krypton.  he also sought to find warriors to use against his master and tried to create a fighter as strong as Mongul himself and did the same to Czarnia as was done to his homeworld.  He would learn of his success when he was confronted by Lobo, The Fist of The Dog Star.  He approached him as Mongul was going head to head with Superman.  Lobo and Superman had a brief acquaintance  a few days prior after having both been captives of The Preserver who sought to add The Last Son of Krypton and The Last Czarnian to his collection of rare beings.  Lobo and Mongul fought furiously , and part of that battle spilled into the cloning lab where the Doomsday Device was being built.  Eventually, Lobo was victorious.  Completely spent from the battle he dropped from his injuries and as he lay bleeding out, and ready to succumb to death's embrace, he began to relive his life until he came upon the recolection that Czarnia fell by Mongul's hand...but under orders from Darkseid.  He forced himself to his feet and found a vehicle and started to make his way to Apokalips.

-Based on Raoh the conqueror from Fist of the North Star.  He also has elements of Mojo from x men

- Originally had his final fight on Warworld with Orion, but I decided to allow him to close the chapter and make it with Lobo. 

- I wanted the battle to resemble the final battle in Fist of the North Star between Kenshiro and Raoh.

- After dying at the hands of Lobo, the same cloning mishap the leads to the creation of Lil' Lobo creates a clone of Mongul as well.  I did this to emulate the mainstream story line of Mongul's son taking over after his demise.

- Mongul revealed Darkesid's part in Lobo's homeworld dying as a means to use him as his weapon against him.

- The clones of Mongul and Lobo will grow up on together Warworld, but at an advanced rate.  They will be friends, until they realize their history and destiny has something else in store for them.

- Debating on the possibility of the existence of another clone of Mogul that is female...

- Superman uses one of the decommissioned Kryptoninan solar radiation bath chambers to recover after his fight with Mongul before going to find his friends and face Darkseid.


Orion: Fist of The Hunt Star

Homeworld: New Genesis

Anime Inspiration: Rei, Hokuto no Ken

Orion is known as the Fist of the Hunt Star. when the two worlds Apokolips & New Genesis tried to end an eons old war, their two respective leaders decided to end hostilities by trading their newborns. Orion grew up as the son of Highfather on New Genesis.  his father's blood, however was strong within him and Highfather had the boy trained in the arts of combat to channel his combative impulses. He trained with the New Gods, whom he considers his family even though he feels apart from them.  He leaves his home when his violent tendencies get the better of him and he injures one of his friends.  He resides on Warworld in attempts to hone his combat skills until he is ready to take on his birth father, Darkseid.  Hoping to finally rid himself of the anger that is constantly within him.

- Based on Rei from Fist of the North Star

- Orion has the ability to track anyone, based on his skills developed in his unique fighting style.  He is New Genesis' most skilled hunter.  The only person that's shown skills anywhere close to this is Lobo...The Fist of the Dog Star.

- Because of this, the two have a rivalry...they have fought before.

- They will pass up the opportunity to settle their dispute when Orion interrupts Lobo's battle with Kalibak, and challenges his brother; which allows Lobo to engage Mongul.  then returns to New Genesis via Boom Tube generated by Mother Box.

- I wanted to have his harness be a part of his uniform that adapts to combat mode when he wants , and then resembles the one we all know more at that point.

- Kalibak hates Orion for being given the opportunity to flee the harsh existence he's had to endure.  Orion feels pity towards him...which makes Kalibak hate him more.



Homeworld: Apokalips

Anime Inspiration: Frieza, Dragonball Z

Darkseid was born Uxas to King Yuga Khan and Queen Heggra of Apokalips, a world where the pursuit of science was looked down upon and not as strong as the pursuit for power.  Prince Uxas, second in line to the throne of Apokolips, favored the scientific aspect of his nature even though his parents were both fearsome warriors.  Although already universally feared and considerably powerful, his father pursued hidden avenues to increase the power at his disposal, until it drove him mad, leading to his disappearance.  Heggra became a harsh dictator in her husband's absence preparing her sons to take the crown.  Uxas was forced to embrace the path to power but, chose not to abandon his nature and employed his scientific quest for knowledge to get him there.  Utilizing physics and mathematics, he crafted algorithms and equations to develop a training regimen and fighting style that made him just as powerful as his brother Drax.  His thirst for knowledge made him powerful, but power was not all that was needed to rule the harsh world he was to inherit.  Drax was heartless and feared, like his father before him, and plotted to seize power over the planet from his mother, the Regent.  To this end, Drax, attempted to claim the fabled Omega Force, that their father possessed and used to subjugate those who dared stand against him. He did this by killing and draining the power of thousands of inhabitants of Genesis, reigniting a war with the planet's inhabitants.  Uxas calculations led to a discovery, and through this understanding, was now able to understand the true nature of the Omega Force, claiming the power for himself.   Drax could not understand how his weak brother could withstand the power of the Omega Force in his frail body, or how he was able to obtain it without the necessary sacrifice, but before he could act Uxas murdered him and took the power within his brother for himself; transforming him, and he renamed himself Darkseid.  One of the children of Genesis, Izaya, was a born fighter and sought to attain the highest level of fighting.  He trained and fought relentlessly until he had attained such an understanding of the universe through combat, that he was capable of decimating legions of Apokalips' Parademons with what appeared to be no action at all.  With this art of  Non Combat, he challenged Darkseid to individual combat and the battle was so devastating it destroyed Genesis.  However, he proved that he and his people were powerful enemies, and if they brought the fight to Apokalips, could result in the same level of destruction.  He trained the warriors of his world(who now referred to him as, Highfather) in the arts of combat and enlightenment  he had mastered granting powers to them that changed the tide of the war creating a constant stalemate.  At some point, Darkseid fell in love with an Apokoliptian scientist-sorceress named Suli, with whom he had a son, Kalibak.  He kept this affair secret  as Darkseid had been forced by his mother to marry the warrior chieftain, Tigra.  however, his mother discovered his tryst and sought to rectify it before the Warclans turned against them.  while pregnant Suli was poisoned by Desaad on Heggra's behalf, who believed that Suli was corrupting her son.  Following Suli's death, Darkseid's heart grew even colder, and when his mother encouraged him to sire an heir with his bride, he did just that...with such a rage that she barely survived the experience.  once he had determined it was his mother who had taken  the last vestiges of his humanity, he had Desaad poison Heggra (with the same toxin she had him give Suli), finally becoming the supreme monarch of Apokolips, with Tigra as his queen; with whom he now also had a son.  After murdering his mother, Darkseid had Tigra eliminated and their son, Orion, was switched with The New God  Highfather's son, Scott Free, so as to cease the hostilities  between their worlds.   With the hostilities ended, Darkseid could devote his resources to his true pursuits, gaining ultimate power and knowledge.  Darkseid is responsible for the Kryptonian caste system of scientists and warriors. He saw how powerful a society could become when advanced science and skilled powerful warriors were allowed to mingle.  The division ensured that the two factions would never work in concert to overthrow his rule.  He had his agent Mongul use Warworld to combat train the warrior class.  it was prophesized that the key to the undoing of his empire would come from Space Sector 2814. since the only planet with advanced technology at the time were the inhabitants of the fourth world.  the population was wiped out, but the seers claimed the threat still existed. With Highfather & Darkseid's non-aggression treaty intact, an attack on guardian patrolled space would've violated that and brought down the wrath of New Genesis and the Spectrum Lantern Corps.  Darkseid made a deal with Sin-Es-Tro; Yellow Lantern of sector 2814 to ensure that the Kryptonian launched Solar Impact Shell would detonate the entire system.  he would destroy krypton after the shell was fired to eliminate the evidence.  he did however seal his own fate by sending the Kryptonian to earth.   After healing from the battle with Zod, Superman enlists his Justice League teammate Green Lantern to help him reach his friends.  She takes him to Oa where he meets the Martian Manhunter who provides him with the secret to Darkseid's destruction.  After arriving on Warworld, Superman began to make a name for himself and gained the attention of Darkseid by defeating some of his most powerful elite warriors.  Acknowledging the Last Son of Krypton's presence was no coincidence, he decided to eliminate whatever threat he posed...personally!

- Based on Frieza from Dragonball Z.

- Darkseid's Omega Beams are blasts of Pure Omega Force.  His ability to calculate the probabilities of a target's attempt to evade them are so precise that it almost appears as if the beams follow the target no matter what, when in reality he just predicted the movements that concisely.

- Darkseid has two sons; one who was born in love, which he grew to detest because it reminded him of when he was at his weakest and how much he'd lost, and one who was born in hatred that he grew to love (or the closest thing that he is now capable of) because he reminds him of how far he had come and the strength that he had taken for himself from his enemies.

- Tigra was the one who told Heggra of his secret affair with Suli, even though Uxas promised to help her acquire the throne...something he never wanted. 

- Darkseid and Highfather are polar opposites in that; One's ultimate pursuit of knowledge granted him power beyond his imagining, and one's pursuit  of combat transcended to a higher consciousness through an art of non-aggressive violence.

Highfather and the survivors of Genesis relocated to a new planet and christened it New Genesis, and were renamed The New Gods.

- Their new planet was fourth from that system's sun, and it was the fourth time their people had migrated.

- When Darkseid traded Tigra's son in the Peace treaty with New Genesis, it was originally a ruse, as he was going to detonate the child while Highfather held him and his defenses were down and attack immediately caring nothing for his hated deceased wife or her spawn.  Scott Free would've been terminated, until...he saw Orion's eyes were just like his own, and behind them...a glimpse of the Omega Force.

- Highfather's Spiritual Universal enlightenment is the ability to channel The Source.

- Highfather will be based on a Hokuto no Ken character as well.

- The detonation of the device that was meant to destroy Superman, Darkseid and all of Warworld was stopped from reaching the battle planet's core from a boomtube.  This is how Darkseid disappeared without a trace.  There is part of a hemisphere missing as a result.

MDCU: The Cards- Hellbound 2 by Nightshade475
MDCU: The Cards- Hellbound 2

Some new and old faces from The Deck!

left to right:
Asmodela, Etrigan, and Brimstone.

Zauriel (feat. Asmodela's origin):…
Etrigan's origin:…

The Tenshu Obake Karuta (Gods and Demons) Card Game origin:…



Card Title: The Dark Angel

Booster Cards: Celestial Spear, Dark Choir

Fallen Angel of the Malakhim Order of the Bull Host of Angels


Member of The Malakhim Order of Angels (which is responsible for dispensing God's wrath),  Asmodela is one of the fiercest warriors to ever pass through the Blessed Halls of the Halo Realms.   She plotted against her God when her feelings of love towards her fellow angel, Zauriel turned from familial to carnal.  I used the six wing design emblazoned with angelic script, as I wanted to show a visual link to Zauriel's design, which was inspired by DeviantArtist, Wen-M's Anima: Angels and Demons line.  I placed a faint tattoo image of a bull's head on her lower abdomen to represent the Bull Host, as Zauriel's reps the Eagle Host.  I used another of the Anima characters, Asmodeus as a foundation for her angelic armor, and Matthew Gaul for her hairstyle. I also wanted to show some of the original Asmodel's armor design to be evident.  The demon Asmodeus is connected to the Sin of Lust, which fit in well with the storyline I decided to pursue when I changed Asmodel's gender to have a more potent conflict between her and Zauriel.  As an a Fallen Angel (one exiled from the Halo Realms and banished to The Hell Realms), Asmodela is unique in the TOK game as she is capable of equipping items from both realms.  She cannot do so indefinitely, but she can utilize them and suffer no lasting ill-effects after having relinquishing them.  She had a battalion of Bull Host angels follow her to Earth when she was attempting to silence Zauriel's revelation of her attempted Deicide, and they were all absorbed into one card, Dark Choir. When she gains her freedom from her card, she will retain possession of the Dark Choir card to summon them as she chooses.  As she and her Choir never crossed into the Hell Realms upon their banishment due to the conflict that trapped them in the TOK cards, they still are technically of their previous Order and Host as opposed to the Nephelhim Order of the Daemon Host of all the other Fallen angels that reside in the Ninth Circle with their King , Lucifer.




Card Title: The Demon

Booster Cards: Infernal Armor, Infernal Sword

Demon Tormentor of the Seventh Circle Infernal


Bound to the treasonous Knight of the Table Round, Sir Jason the Bloody; Etrigan the Demon yearns to rid himself of his connection to the mortal who betrayed his own king.  Shown here with the equipped Booster Cards; Infernal Armor and Infernal Sword.  The Items belonging to a fallen Demon King on the battlefield of the Korangar/Espylacopa Conflict that was the birthplace of the Tenshu Obake Karuta.  I based The Infernal  Sword and Armor on Etrigan's most recent design in the Demon Knights comic of the New 52 line.  I also utilized Wen'M's Demon, Agares as inspiration for some of the armor's elements.  His wings show the damage that was inflicted by the demon, Brimstone under orders from the demon queen; Amanozako, The Wishweaver.  I used elements from Goliath of Disney's Gargoyles for some of the elements of Etrigan's design including having his wings fold and act like a cape.  As a Card of the TOK, Etrigan can participate in TOK Arena battles just like any other card.  Jason Blood, embarks on a quest for redemption and freedom from his curse, but falls victim to an even more powerful curse.  Etrigan must take up the remainder of the quest if he is to ever truly be free and in the process becomes a knight to accomplish this task...a Demon Knight.



Card Title: The Destroyer

Booster Cards: Hellfire Canon, Infernal Armor

Demon of the Eighth Circle Apocryphal


Servant of the demon queen; Amanozako, The Wishweaver, Brimstone revels in the unbridled ecstasy of destruction.  Merged his design with an existing demon image I found on the web.  I was toying with adding the immense canon that was on the character when I saw him on JLU.  The image was too reminiscent of Marvel's Holocaust from the Age of Apocalypse, so I opted against it.  I figured I could still use it by creating the Booster Card, Hellfire Canon.  Combined with the Infernal Armor card, will give him a look closer to that incarnation as well.  I also wanted to keep the immense height advantage he has over the already imposing Etrigan, to show how much at a disadvantage the latter was when they engaged in battle after the former refused to join Amanozako's campaign to rule all Nine Circles of the Hell Realms.

MangaJLA: Nextwave 2 by Nightshade475
MangaJLA: Nextwave 2

As promised(albeit very, very late..) the return to the Second team of Justice League heroes!

left to right:
Top- Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, Red Tornado
Bottom- Blue Beetle, Black Canary, Emerald Archer

Martian Manhunter

Alter Ego: J'onn J'onzz
Occupation: Alien commando,  
Ma'aleca'andra (Mars); Midorugaiku, Japan
Affiliations: Manhunter Army of Oa, Spectrum Lantern Corps, Manhunters of Earth
Known Relatives: M'gaan M'orzz (ward)
Abilities: Psionic abilities; can mentally manipulate surgically implanted genetic scrambler (which masks his genetic signature from detection), to alter his genetic structure; allowing him to shift his shape and density.
Anime Inspiration: ???

After the conflict with the White Martian invaders, posing as the Super Heroic Hyperclan, J'onn takes custody of their captive; a fellow White Martian that they experimented on, and is now the only one of their kind to retain her inherent Martian abilities.  Martian physiology allows for them to have superhuman strength, durability, speed, endurance, while their version of the metegene grants them considerable mental abilities which include telepathy, flight, and energy projection.  J'onn  reluctantly releases her on her own recognizance initially, secretly keeping tabs on the girl to ensure that she is no longer colluding with others of her kind to make a second attempt at overtaking the earth.  He discovers that she uses her abilities to secretly track down metegene enhanced humans that commit crimes.  While surveiling her, he bears witness to her being approached by a reserve commando unit of  White Martians, led by Commander Blanx.  Feeling vindicated in his suspicion of her, he moves in only to find them torturing her.  As it turned out, she had been branded a race traitor, and they were there to take vengeance.  J'onn frees her, but in the process gets captured.  M'gaan escapes the facility, only to realize that her pursuer was probably going to die after sacrificing himself to free her.  She intentionally trips the alarms to alert J'onn's Manhunter trainees to her location and draws them to where they are holding the Martian Manhunter captive.  The Manhunters break off their pursuit of M'gaan when they realize their commanding officer is in distress and after freeing him, they attempt to battle their way through Blanx' unit.  However, the human Manhunter unit is at a disadvantage, and so is their unlikely ally.  She was able to use her physical advantages over the humans she had previously engaged with, but that advantage wasn't helping her against her own people, armed with much more combat training and skills.  When they were all about to be overtaken, she lashed out with her untrained psionic abilities, incapacitating the entire commando unit. The Martian Manhunter retakes custody of her and brings the captive to Oa, as it turns out she has become a target for others as well thanks to an intergalactic bounty on her head.  The Guardians implant her with a genetic scrambler similar to his.  The Guardians decide to contain her in one of the Sciencell prisons on Oa, until J'onn volunteers to keep her in his custody.  He trains her alongside his Earthbound Manhunter Unit, to ensure that she can defend herself when he's otherwise occupied. 

 - The Guardians noticed the genetic anomaly in her genetic scan, and designated her as a Metegene Sensor: Martian. 

- The Guardians agree to implanting the genetic scrambler because M'gaan is capable of being substitued for J'onn in Darkseid's Anti Life Equation.  If anybody is capale of training her how to avoid their nefarious clutches, its him. 

- J'onn is a lot harsher on M'gaan than their comic counterparts.  He gives her the R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket treatment, and she responds with the Bill Murray in Stripes antics.  However, she is one of his most promising trainees...something which is also infuriating to him.



Alter Ego: Kendra Takagawa/ Shayera
Occupation: Student, Antiquity shop clerk, Tenshu Obake Karuta Tournament Battler
Protectorate: Thanagar, Nakahodo, Japan.
Affiliations: TOK Card League, Birds of Prey, Thanagarian Religious Order
Known Relatives: Michikai Takagawa(great-uncle), Shiryu Takagawa(grandfather, deceased), Michikai Takagawa(father, deceased), Teruna Takagawa (mother, deceased)/ Qatar Ohl(husband),
Abilities: Merged with former mystic game card Shayera, the Hawk-Angel; Winged flight, enhanced strength and senses, avian telepathy, armed with Mace of Winds

Anime Inspiration: Yugioh

Kendra moved to Nakahodo to live with her grandfather, Shiryu after her parents died.  When he passed away, with nowhere else to go, she went to go live with her grandfather's brother (whom had been estranged from the family for decades), to avoid going into the foster care system.  Her great-uncle, Michikai (whom she would later learn her father was named after) owned a rare antiques shop, and immediately put Kendra to work.  They initially had a tumultuous relationship, but eventually found a homeostasis amongst one another.  She had a hard time making new friends, and keeping her schedules for class.  Needing a project for a school history project , Kendra finds an antique box in her great-uncle's antiquities shop, and takes it.  later, she discovers a set of cards inside.  the cards were actually part of the Tenshi Obake Karuta; a deck of ancient game cards, utilizing captured mystical creatures and beings.  while on a school trip to a museum trying to research the cards, she crosses paths with a wealthy businessman, Carl Sands; who competes with her in a duel utilizing the cards, after she challenged him to prevent him from taking them outright.  Growing impatient, Sands fatally injures Kendra, violating the ancient  rules of engagement...costing him his soul.  Kendra was fortunate enough to activate the last card in her hand; Shayera, The Hawk Angel, who then entered her dying body, merging with her to become...Hawkgirl.  After unlocking other TOK Sealed Beings, joining the kunoichi squad, Birds of Prey, and learning Shayera's past as an alien fugitive, and a ruler of ancient Egypt, Kendra learns that Shayera and Qatar Ohl's homeworld of Thanagar is in grave danger.  A young man named Adam Strange has come into contact with an alien species that is currently at war with the Hawk's homeworld.  When the conflict spills to the Terran soil, Strange gathers a team of space faring adventurers to try to prevent galactic scale genocide

- Captain Comet and Captain Venture join Adam, Kendra, Haru, and a Green Lantern to stop the Rann-Thanagar war.

- Adam Strange is the son of Hugo Strange, an idea initially conceived by Red-Rum-18.

- The Booster Card, Nth Metal Armor was originally Qatar Ohl's as part of his uniform as one of the Hawkmen of Thanagar; the planet's Militia.  As part of the TOK, it can be equipped to Shayera and mystically conforms to fit her.


Black Canary

Alter Ego: Zashiki Kurotori
Occupation: Former kunoichi assassin, former shinobi clan Blackbird Courier,  adventurer
Protectorate: The Aerie; Hitoshirenu, Japan
Affiliations: Blackbird Shinobi Clan of Hitoshirenu, Birds of Prey, League of Shadows,
Known Relatives: Hishou Kurotori (husband), Moriko Kurotori (daughter), Ryouhei Kurotori (stepson), Lady Shiva(adopted sister), Hush(adopted neice)
Abilities: Assassin class Jounin level kunoichi; Kuchiyose no Jutsu: Ba-Dokeru (Bird Call Summoning Technique),

When she discovered her master, O-Sensei had disappeared and the rest of her team/family, the Wǔ Xíng disbanded; the deadly kunoichi, Jade Canary struck out on her own and found a wild young girl named Zashiki.  Reminding her of her long lost little sister, she made the young girl her apprentice.  The younger kunoichi would eventually take the name Red Canary.  After some time, Onishusoku, The Demon's Head appeared to collect on his bargain to free Jade Canary from her bonds to the League of Shadows; Jade Canary's only mission was to convince her apprentice to infiltrate the clandestine organization known as the Red Hand.  Red Canary operated as a member of the League of Shadows while under orders of the Red Hand, but secretly gathered information for Onishusoku.  When her undercover game became too dangerous, she told Onishusoku that if she wasn't extracted from the organization in a week, she would be dead.  When the deadline came, Onishusoku came through with an escape.  It meant marrying into the legendary noble Blackbird Clan to the heir, Blackhawk.  As a show of good faith that he intended to follow through on his promise, he split an ancient artifact and gave the two canaries the halves.  she did go through with the wedding, breaking the heart of the love of her life, Ori Kisaki to start her new life with her new clan (the two didn't see each other for years...14 to be exact).  After her wedding, She changed her name to Black Canary, and carried out missions for the Blackbird Clan, under its leader, Black Eagle.  Eventually the mantle of leadership passed down to his son.  As Lady of the Clan, Zashiki was now referred to  as Lady Blackhawk.  Her husband, Lord Blackhawk refused to risk his wife in the field, and she was restricted from active duty.  She therefore, plots behind the scenes, secretly creating various black ops groups; The Birds of Prey, The Secret Six, and The Outsiders.  When her daughter and the rest of the Birds discover that she manipulated them into organizing, they oust her from the group and decide to continue to operate without her.  Her husband confronts her on her extracurricular activities, (which he had been turning a blind eye to, until he discovered her continued contact with her ex led to their daughter questioning her parentage) and banishes her from the Aerie as well.  She goes back to the Justice League fulltime, but keeps an eye on her daughter, despite her not wanting anything to do with her.  On one of the BoP missions, the girls come across a deadly kunoichi assassin, dressed all in white in an outfit similar to Zashiki's,  who has skills enough to take down the entire team without breaking a sweat.  When the assailant goes in for the kill on the younger Black Canary, Zashiki steps in and blocks the blow.  The two fight, with the all white garbed assassin clearly being the better fighter.  She completes her contract kill that the girls attempted to prevent, and prior to vanishing refers to Zashiki as, "Siu Jerk Jai", a name only used by Lady Shiva...

- Now ousted from the Blackbird Clan, Zashiki is at risk of the Red Hand returning to claim vengeance for her betrayal of their organization.  This is why she spends so much time travelling from Hitoshirenu to Hoshitokai, and various other locations.

- The Kunoichi they fought is the MDCU White Canary...if that wasn't apparent.

- "Siu Jerk Jai" translates as "little bird" and is a name attributed to the comic version of Black Canary that was given to her by her master, that Shiva picked up to calling her, as they had the same master.

- Obviously, White Canary has a connection to Lady Shiva, which Zashiki will investigate after this encounter.

- Ryuohei (Black Condor)is the firstborn son of Blackhawk prior to him taking over the clan. as lady of the clan, Lady Blackhawk made it so that his birthright as heir has been usurped for that of her own offsprin, Moriko. This of course, caused tremendous strife within the family as well as the clan. there is a faction that supports his claim, but dare not defy their lord, secretly plotted for the young mistress to have a tragedy befall her multiple times throughout her childhood.  When Lord Blackhawk discovered his son's connection to the attempts, he banished him from the clan, and vowed his swift death if he ever returned to Hitoshirenu.

- what no one knows is that Zashiki was secretly behind the attempts, in a ploy to get rid of her daughter's competition for heir to the clan, especially if she was biologically her first love's...

- We now know that the two halves of the artifact that Onishusoku gave to Red and Jade Canary combined to form the map to the legendary Hi-No-Tama; home of the Reikon, and its Oracle.


Emerald Archer

Alter Ego: Ori Kisaki
Occupation: Archeologist, museum curator
Protectorate: Hoshitokai Province, Japan
Affiliations: Precious Archers, Seven Soldiers of Victory,
Known Relatives: Takasourou (son), Ryo Hama (adopted son)
Abilities: Master Archer, Inheritor of the Precious Arrows of the Emerald Archer Battalion;
Anime Inspiration: Anime Archer

Ori Kisaki was trapped in the cave-in started by Kisai Mahoutsukai to cover his theft of the Obsidian and Onyx armor and weapons in the archeological find that unearthed the Precious Archer Brigades that was buried with the former emperor that commissioned their creation.  After he found an underground source of water, he began practicing with the  weapons that he was imprisoned with.  At some point in the months that he was there, he fell ill and began to hallucinate.  He had visions that he was transported to the time of the creation of the weapons he had found.  There, he witnessed the immortal Amethyst gather the riches of the faction protecting one of the disputed child emperors and offered them to her mother, the goddess, Marishiten (goddess of wealth); who was revered as a tutelary deity of the warrior class(especially archers), and sister to the war god, Bishamon.  Amethyst used the craft of creating enchanted weapons that she learned from Arion, son of Dainichi, to forge mystic jeweled armor and weapons to outfit an army great enough to defend against the joint samurai-shinobi army.  Each Brigade was crafted using a particular precious gems or metal, with the special inherent properties in them used for the foundation of the enchantment of each.  A mystic was assigned to each brigade, tasked with crafting the enchantment to empower the weapons to unlock amazing abilities when utilized.  The mystic charged with the creation of enchantment of the Emerald Archer Brigade, was Yao Fei.  It was the spirit of Yao Fei which led Kisaki to find the herbs which would cure his illness, saving his life.  The Spirit of Yao Fei would help him to decipher the texts that would help him unlock the secrets of the Precious Arrows and prepare him for when he finally emerged from his entombment.  After his time collecting the new archers of the Precious Archer Brigades, Ori will be revisited by the spirit of Yao Fei, which will lead him on a quest in a race to find the Celestial Bow of Yi.

- Some time after their son, Kompera, killed his estranged wife- Iki-Ryo; Dainichi remarried Marishiten. 

- Yao Fei comes from the inclusion of the character in the CW network series, Arrow.

- Merlin the Magician was the sorcerer employed to cast the enchantments on the Onyx Battalion.  I chose this, as the mainstream version of the villainous archer goes by the name, Merlyn.

- The Celestial Bow of Yi will belong to the Celestial Archer, and is the basis for which all of the precious bows are mere inferior copies of. 

- The attraction between Ori's son, Takasourou(Jade Archer/Connor Hawke) and Moriko(Black Canary II) prompts Ori to reveal that he may be her father, to prevent a relationship between the two possible siblings.

- Still deciding if I want Mai(Gilded Archer/Mia Dearden) to be Ori's sister...


Red Tornado

Alter Ego: None
Occupation: Adventurer
Protectorate: Earth; Kandenchi National Park, Japan
Affiliations: Forces of Nature,
Known Relatives: Ashita Myounichi (father/creator), Blue Inferno (sibling), Yellow Avalanche (sibling), Green Tsunami (sibling), Black Lightning (sibling)
Abilities: Air elemental housed in android body;
capable of generating bursts of cyclone-force winds that enable flight, enhanced speed
Anime Inspiration: Avatar Aang of Avatar: The Last Airbender

After evading capture and reprogramming from his former teammates in the Forces of Nature, the air elemental android, Red Tornado finally found the elusive First Android; Black Lightning, and he was indeed...miraculously, human.  Red Tornado inquired how he achieved such an implausible transformation, and how he too could do the same.  Black Lightning explained to his replacement, that if he desired to become human, he would have to make an emotional connection to one of them...and then kill them.  Ironically, in order to achieve that which he wanted most, he'd have to kill that which made him what he wanted most.  Feeling defeated, and not wishing to make such a sacrifice, he gave up on his dreams of attaining humanity, and continued on in his life as a crime-fighter.  However, he began to distance himself from humans more and more, until it began to affect him to the point that he didn't even consider human casualties in battle, viewing them as acceptable collateral damage to complete the mission.  When this became apparent to the Nextwave team, Red Tornado was dismissed from active duty.  Maxine Horiuchi, who had been unwittingly taking part in the underground Fight Club known as Metabrawl as the Glamslammer, Cyclone; escaped when she broke free from her hypnotic suggestion.  She returned to Kandenchi National Park, where she had lived with her grandmother.  The elder Horuchi ran a foster home for runaways and wayward children, and all the residents referred to her as "Ma".  Red wound up staying there in an attempt to get back in touch with the compassion he once had.  A young girl, Kasari Shureno, took to the task of helping to reacclimatize the synthetic humanoid with what it meant to be human, as well as part of a family.  Red spent a lot of time with the teenage mother, and her toddler daughter, Traya.  Eventually, Red was discovered by the Forces.  Instead of running like he always had, when they caught up to him, he decided to stand his ground, once and for all.  The battle commenced and the Forces unleashed their elemental attacks with devastating results to the surrounding area. Maxine's grandmother tried as best she could to ensure that innocents caught in the destructive path of these elemental androids were evacuated out of harm's way.  Red was holding his own against the other three, as he no longer had to contend with the distraction of protecting innocents and could focus all of his attacks on his opponents.  The longer they fought, the more extensive the devastation.   a group of humans tried desperately to continue to rescue those caught in the wake of the battle.  Eventually, Red had the others on the ropes, on the verge of dispatching them;  he finally took notice of what was going on around him.  The elderly woman he'd met was about to die to save people that were endangered due to Red's recklessness.  In trying not to lose the  humanity he sought , he realized he already had.  He cut off his attack to dive after the humans in freefall , after a cliff had given way, to catch them risking his self as he turned his back on his opponents.  He sacrificed himself to save the others and opened himself up to their unrelenting attacks as he was unable to defend as his power was focused on getting the humans to safety.  Just as he was about to shield a young child with his body from a team assault from Yellow Avalanche and Blue Inferno, Green Tsunami deflected the attack meant for him.  Seeing him in action making sacrifices to save these humans awakened something in her as well.  She began to help him out against their brothers and assist the humans' escape from the devastation that their battle had unleashed.  Ma Horuchi, Maxine, and her younger cousin Felix all stood between Red and his brothers.  Red remembered the story Black Lightning had told him, and tried to focus his elemental energy directly to his protectors and funneled a bit of his essence into them.  This gave them enough of the elemental energies that the three were now exhibiting the use of elemental air wielding abilities.  they held off the other androids long enough for Red and Green Tsunami to get the others to safety.  Blue Inferno and Yellow Avalanche kept at the three, who were remarkably adept at using the wind powers granted to them by their android friend.  Red and Green returned to turn the tide, when without warning another android arrived on the scene.  An imposing android, calling himself Red Volcano stated that he was their father's latest and greatest creation.  He was the replacement for Tornado, like he once was for Black Lightning.  He was there to do what his inferior siblings couldn't do; take the rogue offline...permanently. Utilizing his ability to generate and manipulate lava, Red Volcano lashed out at the heroes with devastating attacks.  when he felt the other two androids were getting in his way, he attacked them as well.  He said that he was the only Force of Nature their creator needed to further his agenda.  Now, with all of the Elemental Androids united, the fight continued, again endangering the humans in the vicinity.  The Green, Blue, and Yellow androids were all irreparably damaged saving the lives of Red Tornado's friends.  In a flash of Lightning, The first android, Black Lightning appeared to help out his brother against this powerfully dangerous threat.  The two of them, along with the three human wind manipulators battled the Lava wielding android.  Eventually deactivating Red Volcano, however, the strain of the events proved too much for Ma Horuchi's grandson and his asthma got the better of him.  Red Tornado let out a primal yell of anguish, that resonated with a wave of elemental energy.  He felt his spirit leave the android housing, as he realized that this was his chance to become mortal by inhabiting this boy's body, but instead, in his unrestrained elemental form, he decided instead to breathe life back into the boy. Everyone watched him as he attempted to resuscitate him. the boy finally gasped for air, and the air elemental returned to reanimate his android housing.  In celebrating the boy's revival, they hadn't noticed, Ma Horuchi's heart had stopped.  Red tried desperately to revive her, to no avail.  he was severely depleted and could not return to his pure form to do what he had just done with her grandson.  Black Lightning was depleted as well from neutralizing the threat of their latest sibling, and couldn't generate enough electrical energy to defibrillate her.  When he realized she was gone, a single tear ran down Red Tornado's face from one of his optics.  Even though he was still in an android body, he had learned what it truly meant to be human. 

 -I wanted Red to attain humanity, spiritually, but not physically.  That was the arc of his journey; the discovery that he didn't need a mortal body to be human.

- I wanted to redeem the other Elemental Androids, so I decided to come up with a threat that was bigger than them.

-Red Volcano is based on the Animated Young Justice version of the character as well as Ghazan, The Lavabender from Legend of Korra; the sequel series to The Last Airbender.

- Wanted to introduce the original Red Tornado, Ma Hunkel, as well as upgrade Cyclone to give her the elemental abilities she has in the comics.

- after exposure to Red Tornado's elemental energy, Maxine possesses the power of wind manipulation. She is able to mentally summon cyclones and whirlwinds, project powerful bursts of air, and fly through the air by riding wind currents. She employs the dance based fighting style she developed in Metabrawl to manifest her abilities, not unlike an Airbender from the Avatar Universe.

- Later, Maxine will unveil that she can control sound currents as well, gathering and sending sound waves.

- after collectively, selflessly sacrificing themselves to protect human lives; deviating from their programming, Blue Inferno, Green Tsunami, and Yellow Avalanche will awaken in human bodies, and go off to discover the world.

-Green Tsunami, will go by just, "Tsunami" and join Cyclone in her attempts to bring down Roulette and her Metabrawl.

-Tsunami's human form is based on Miya Shimada, of the All-Star Squadron. She will wear a more revealing outfit, reminiscent of her mainstream one whilst a Glamslammer.

- Yellow Avalanche's human form is based on DC Comics villain; Adam Fells, aka Geomancer

- Blue Inferno's human form is based on golden age comic hero, The Blue Flame. His alter ego will be Jaxon Farrell, based on the original comic's publisher, Ajax-Farrell.

- Kasari Shureno = Kathy Sutton. I de-aged Red's wife into a teenage runaway/unwed mother to make her closer in age to the youthful appearance of my version of RT.  Because his relationship with her and her daughter are so vital to his character development I kept it, but with a bit of a twist.

- Ma Hunkel was original based out of Battery Park , NYC.  Kandenchi is Japanese for battery, and I based them in a national park to connect to the original and give them a massive area to damage with their battle.

- Due to Felix's condition, he cannot retain the use of the air elemental energy without risking his life; so he returned it to Red Tornado. They maintain a connection however.


Blue Beetle

Alter Ego: Tetsuo Kudo
Occupation: Former thief, reality show star
Protectorate: Hoshitokai Province, Japan
Affiliations: The Reach, Booster Gold
Known Relatives: Gyosha Kudo(uncle)
Abilities: Alien Nanosect device allows host to release swarm of nanomachines that can construct armor and weaponry
Anime Inspiration:  Kamen Rider Kabuto

Tetsuo Kudo was a thief who worked for his uncle, Gyosha Kudo, a longtime fence in Hoshitokai Province.  A gifted inventor, he had one of his inventions stolen by one of his friends, which made him an overnight tech sensation.  When he tried to break into his place of business to steal it back, he was caught and arrested.  His father died while he was in jail, and after being expelled from college, he had no money or prospects.  He started doing jobs for his uncle to make a living, as no one would hire an ex-con.  It was on one of these heists that Tetsuo was sent to appropriate an item from a museum.  While there, he was drawn to an ancient Egyptian exhibit, that held a blue hued scarab artifact.  It seemed almost as if it was making a low sound...almost like, words.  Just then, an armored man burst through the skylight.  Calling himself, the Crimson Centipede, he told Tetsuo to pick up the scarab so that they might conclude their death battle which began centuries ago.  Tetsuo tried to flee, but the Centipede grabbed him by the throat and tossed him into the display case, breaking it.  Once The Scarab had made contact with Tetsuo's back, it activated for the first time in thousands of years, releasing the nanoswarm of The Khepera, and forming the Blue Beetle armor around him.  He instinctively engaged in battle, however, whenever one of the two combatants attempted to strike a fatal blow, the wearer's own armor would prevent him from doing so.  As it turned out, the original Nanosect devices; The Cerulean Centipede and the Scarlet Scarab had infected each other with nanites from the other, not only altering the color of the device, but the two would see each other as part of the same system and were unable to destroy itself.  Crimson Centipede fled, vowing to find a way to finish off his counterpart to be free of his engagement protocols.  He would believe he found that in Jenna Akabashi, aka Jenazzz, The Honey Bee.  The deposed Queen of the Hive of The Thriae had  travelled the world and made many connections, after fleeing the realm of Ah Muzen Cab. One of these connections was with a clandestine organization known as The Red Hand.  In an exchange of information and services, she was led to a person who had possession of an ancient card in the Tenshu Obake Karuta deck. The booster card, Amber Apoidea was claimed from the unfortunate victim, and she began tracking the movements of Kendra Takagawa to try to locate a way of freeing the nanosect device. She became friends with the young TOK battler and when Kendra found a way to release beings and items from the cards, she betrayed her trust and used it to free the device. However, it was still damaged and could not even fully form the armor of the Amber Apoidea.  In her attempts to activate the armor, she drew the attention of the Crimson Centipede.  Linked to the device that preceded it, the elements of the  Centipede's armor that were originally of the Scarlet Scarab maintained a connection to the pieces of the Apoidea that had been altered by the Khepera's former champion, The Silver Scarab. The Crimson Centipede wished to end the battle within itself that it could not conclude as it was unable to end the Blue Beetle, so it activated the dormant Silver Scarab nanites with some of its own to complete the formation of the Apoidea armor, but since it was powered by his own, the now complete suit turned from its yellowish hue to red. The armor was complete but she did not have the replication abilities of a fully functioning nanosect device to create a swarm or weapons.  Under orders from the Centipede, Red Bee attacked Blue Beetle, but was unable to accomplish the task of killing him.  She eventually broke free of the Centipede's control.  Blue Beetle had resumed his device's protection Protocols and taken to protecting the innocent of his city.  His uncle tried to get him back to a life of criminal activity, to which he refused.  Knowing he needed money, he had him followed and his goons were there when he rejected Ori Kisaki's offer of a position at the museum.  Gyosha confronted his nephew, as he had never retrieved what was originally asked of him from the museum; The Eye of Horus.  He had taken the young lady that worked at the museum, whom he had saved that night from the Centipede and visited daily ever since.  His uncle held her hostage until he completed his mission.   When in the museum, Beetle battled The Emerald Archer until he was able to rescue the museum employee, freeing Beetle to take down his criminal escorts, The Madmen.  Not long afterwards, Beetle would become friends with the time displaced Hero, Bio-Booster Gold, and after some convincing from an independent film crew, become the subject of the world's newest internet sensation;  a superhero reality show called, The Brave and the Bold: Blue and Gold.  One of the episodes would involve Beetle and Booster recruiting their own temporary  team of Justice Leaguers when the Alpha Team as offworld and the Nextwavers indisposed.  The team would include;  former Undersea Samurai, Fire and Icemaiden, a new Dr. Light(Kimyo Hoshi), and Elongated Man.

 - Tetsuo Kudo = Ted Kord

-Gyosha Kudo = Jarvis Kord

- The original archeologist that unearthed the Scarab was Dan Garret. 

- Blue Beetle's weapon in this pic was derived from a Big Bad Beetleborg weapon...seemed fitting.

- Blue Beetle can utilize the nanoswarm to assume any weapon or tool he can conceive of.  Once he loses physical contact with it for a certain amount of time, it reverts back to a swarm of nanites and returns to the scarab to be recharged or disintegrate.

- Beetle can also create vehicles, but the size of it determines how many nanites he has in reserve.  once he depletes that, the nanites that compose his armor can still be utilized, however, that leaves parts of him exposed and vulnerable.

- As Blue Beetle's design is based on a Kamen Rider, he has a penchant for generating motorcycles as his go-to mode of transport.

- When the Scarlet Scarab engaged the Amber Apoidea, in order for her to survive, he used some of his nanites to reconstruct elements of her armor to enable life support, as they were battling in a geosynchronous orbit. This is how  Crimson Centipede was able to link his corrupted nanites with it.

- The Eye of Horus was a Dan Garrett villain.

- The Madmen were early Ted Kord villains.  This version is just a group of thugs who work for Tetsuo's uncle.

MangaDCU: Totems- Cicada by Nightshade475
MangaDCU: Totems- Cicada

Cicada: David Hersch

Insect Totem; Cicada

Kingdom of Insecton, Realm of Animus

Occupation: Assassin

Affiliation: Tabu, Hamed-Ali


Cicada is an assassin in the employ of Tabu and the Dark Totem, Hamed-Ali.  When Billy "Animal Man" Baker becomes too difficult for her minions to capture and begins to incite the Kingdoms of Animus to unite and rise up against their rule, she decides to bring in her most effective associate.  Cicada (taken from the Flash's rogues gallery), like all Totems can transform into an animal from the realm he hails from.  The original character had an in-continuity cult following, as well as a level of immortality.  This version has the ability to implant his dna within human hosts, and once it has taken root, exert a measure of control over the host.  If Hersch sustains a fatal injury, he can activate the dna in one of the carriers and rewrite the host's dna to become a new duplicate body of his and transfer his consciousness to it...effectively becoming reborn.  The rewrite only occurs if his current body ceases life functions.  He can also see through the eyes of his followers, but unless they are all looking at the same target, he can get overwhelmed by the images, so he limits it to seeing through one at a time.  Hersch also has an ability to generate a vibrational sound wave that he can then amplify through his followers. HIs final stage transformation has wings for flight, amplified sonic abilities, and the ability to enhance his followers to a much weaker version of his mid stage transformation.  Cicada is fiercely loyal to the concept of "the contract" and a bit of a fanatic.  He becomes a bit of a mentor to Firefly, as the only other Insect Totem she has met is Killer Moth, who is not that adept with his abilities.   He attempts to bring her to his side of the fence she has been straddling since encountering Animal Man and his Wild Things. 


- Cicadas have three small eyes, or ocelli, located on the top of the head between the two large eyes that match the color of the large eyes. This is seen in his first stage and final transformations

- Cicadas have tympana, membranous structures by which they detect sounds. They are the cicadas' equivalent of ears. Males disable their own tympana while calling, thereby preventing damage to their hearing.  The song is loud enough to cause permanent hearing loss in humans should the cicada sing just outside the listener's ear. In contrast, some small species have songs so high in pitch that the noise is inaudible to humans.

- Since the cicada emerges from the ground to sing every summer, in Japan it is seen as a symbol of reincarnation.

- cicada also have an unusual defense mechanism to protect themselves from predation, known as predator satiation: because so many emerge at once, the number of cicadas in any given area exceeds the amount predators can eat; all available predators are thus satiated, and the remaining cicadas can breed in peace.  I tried to reflect this in Hersch's "cult" concept. 

- Killer Moth, another of Tabu's minions, as well as an Insect Totem, looks up to Cicada, but he does not show him the same interest or respect  that he does towards Firefly.  Hersch thinks he is incompetent and an embarrassment as an Insect Totem.  This(among other things) causes tension between Firefly and Killer Moth.

- Cicada's signature weapons are knives, a nod to the mainstream version.



Jamar Grant
United States
Do, or do not....there is no try!

Current Residence: Planet Earth
Favourite genre of music: Too many to pick
MP3 player of choice: The one i can afford
Shell of choice: Michelangelo's
Skin of choice: My Wife's!
Favourite cartoon character: Goliath, Clan Leader of Manhattan's Gargoyle Clan
  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: Human Mic, Talib Kweli
  • Reading: I could tell you, but... you know the rest.
  • Watching: Jeopardy
  • Playing: Young Justice: Legacy
  • Eating: Chinese; Wings and Fries...dont judge me!
  • Drinking: Agua

Just wanted to post my finalized list of the Legion of Super Soldiers squads and their corresponding armored battle suits.  I knew it was gonna be a while before I could post pics for each of them, so I chose to just do it this way, for now. 

Prime Squad: Initial Legion of Super Soldiers Tactical Infantry Unit

Cosmic Boy- Magnetar Defender

Lightning Lad- Thunder Chaser

Saturn Girl- Synapse Flare

Ultra Boy- Tiamat

B.R.A.I.N.I.A.C.-5- Skirmisher

Alpha Squad: legacy Unit crafted to mimic the Original Justice League

Valor- Praetor Supreme

 Neon- Viridian Iridescent 

Thunder- Cloud Breaker/Heaven's Sunder

Xs- Velocity-9

Night Girl- Gladiatrix Crusader


Divinity Squad: intel/interrogation unit

Light Lass- Graviton Flux/Gossamer 

Ghost Girl- Cadaver Cross

Sun Boy- Corona Crush

Timberwolf- Piercing Fang

Element Lad- Materia Primus


Hit Squad: Unit comprised of close range combatants

Colossal Boy- Leviathan 

Andromeda- Starfall

Ferro Lad- Metallica Ultima

Karate Kid- Zen Striker

Bouncing Boy- Gatling Globe


Extraction Squad: Unit tasked with retrieval of high priority targets

Chameleon boy- Chimaera

Shadow lass- Umbra Transcendent

Shrinking Violet- Nano Virus

Gates- Portal Runner

Invisible Kid- Clandestine Disruptor


Heavy Power Squad: Long Range destruction unit

Triplicate girl- Trimorphic Guardian

Star boy- Pulsar Emitter

Quantum kid- Particle Rush

Kinetix- Psion Strafe

Wildfire- NRG


Recon Squad: Advance unit tasked to explore deep into enemy territory(space)

Tyroc- Warp Wave

Dawnstar- Navigator Defiant/Wayseeker

Blok- Monolith

Sensor- Data Stream

Shikari- Pathfinder 


Skirmish Squad: Advance ground unit used to antagonize and confuse the enemy 

Computo- Mainframe/Motherboard 

Dragonmage- Wyvern

Catspaw- Nekomata

Matter Eater Lad- Gorge/Devourer

Nemesis Kid- Counterstrike


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RichBernatovech Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thanks for the watch!
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Very welcome!
Kirkwoodbjj Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi my name is Mark I have been searching for a very long time for a good combination of the superman emblem and DBZ "Z" for myself as I would like to get it as a tattoo. Your superman symbol is by far the best, coolest and closest thing I have found to a combo of goku and superman symbols.

 I came across your drawing on Deviant art after a Long weekly search on google/Images I was wondering if I could use it as a possible tattoo idea and if it wasn't too much trouble if you could possibly design a few ideas of it ? I would be really greatfull. 

Thank you if you get a chance to read this and consider helping
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Hey, Mark!  I'm glad you like the design! However, I am not the original creator of it. RJ Sosongco aka Effektdmentality created it. You should direct your request to him here:…
As long as he's cool with it, I am.  As far as further designs, I'm sorry but I don't have the time to work on that. 
hsvhrt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Thank you for the fav.
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
No prob!
Metamine10 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
No prob! I'm getting into DBH, and like your images. Hope you make more. :)
GoddessNarcissa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional
Wow! So nice to see you visited my page. Thanks for the comment. It's been so long since I've updated my pics. Hope you're doing well.
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
So glad you reached out! I saw your birthday was coming up and wanted to check in on you! I was concerned that you might not be around anymore...!  I'm well, how are you?
bkno Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I haven't seen your MangaDCU masterpieces in ages.
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Work's been extremely hectic, and whatever little time I'm not spending tryin to catch some Zzzz's is spent with the wife and kids. However, I am putting some things together to post hopefully sooner rather than later. Quite a few actually....stay tuned, good buddy!
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Merry Christmas!
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thanks, Pete! Same to you! Hope you and your family had a good one. /:)
Red-Rum-18 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Nevermind, it's "Sabina"
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Sure is, and I sure do! I've mentioned my plans to incorporate her into the MDCU. 
Red-Rum-18 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. I just needed her name for my New Amalgam plans.
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Kewl! Lookin forward to it
Red-Rum-18 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you know the name of a female character connected to DC's Captain Marvel? Her costume kinda looks like Mary Marvel's, except it is black with a red lightning bolt. I think you mentioned her for a future Xiazamm-related picture. 
bkno Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Will there a Manga Kingdom Come Titans pic?

Nightstar (Mar'i Grayson), Red Hood (Lian Harper), Tula (Tempest and Deep Blue daughter), Kid Flash (Iris West II) and Darkster (Robert Long).
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Doubtful.  At least at this juncture in time...
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave!
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
no doubt!
ArtbroSean Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for adding my art to your favorites!

Your gallery looks great. The manga-style superheroes are really cool.
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
No problem! Your artwork is fan-freakin-tastic! Started goin through some of the Spying with Lana, which is awesome as well!  ;)
Thanks for the kind words on my gallery! Any comments and/or questions are welcome and greatly appreciated!
Considering utilizing your talents with some of the characters from my Glamslammers...I'll contact you about it soon. :)
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