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Bowman and Quiver by Speedslide
Bowman and Quiver
Real Name: Unknown

Codename: Bowman

Nicknames: None

Occupations: Unknown

Legal Status: Vigilante

Identity: Secret

Nationality: USA

Home Town: Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Born: September 13, 1914

Marital Status: Unknown

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

Known Relatives: Unknown

Group Affiliation: Victory Society

Base of Operations: San Angelo, Texas, USA

First Appearance: TBA

Known Superhuman Powers: None

Weaknesses: While he does make use of trick arrows, each modification has to be carefully considered so that the arrow doesn't become too heavy to fly, let alone be released. Physics are physics.

Abilities/Special Skills: Easily one of the greatest archers in the world. He's even able to release several arrows at once (although that cuts the string's strength in half, decreasing for each arrow). Also agile and has natural arm strength due to years of archery.

Languages: Speaks English fluently.

Weapons/Equipment: His quiver is filled with arrows for various purposes. These include, but are not limited to:

- Regular arrows: Regular "pointy arrows"
- Whistle arrows:  Arrows that lets out a high-pitched whistling sound as they soar through the air, perfect for signals to comrades.
- Explosive arrows: Arrows with an explosive tip that ignite on impact. However, these are highly dangerous and only used in emergencies.

Personality: Heroic yet with a sense of showmanship.

Personal Interests: Unknown, seems to have a flair for showmanship and a natural affinity for archaic weaponry.

History: The Bowman was first seen in September 1938, using his archery skills to fight crime. But it wasn't until 1941, when he was joined by his young partner Quiver that he became feared by the underworld at large.

The Bowman was a part of the Victory Society between 1941-1945.

While the first Bowman is long retired, there have been several successor to his mantle and it's rumored that he was still training future master archers in the art when he went missing in August 2008...

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Real Name: Unknown

Codename: Quiver

Nicknames: None

Occupations: Unknown

Legal Status: Vigilante

Identity: Secret

Nationality: USA

Home Town: New York City, New York, USA

Born: August 13, 1929

Marital Status: Unknown

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

Known Relatives: Unknown

Group Affiliation: Victory Society

Base of Operations: San Angelo, Texas, USA

First Appearance: TBA

Known Superhuman Powers: None.

Weaknesses: As a non-powered human, he faces some slight difficulty dealing with superhuman threats.

Abilities/Special Skills:  Easily one of the greatest archers in the world. He's even able to release several arrows at once (although that cuts the string's strength in half, decreasing for each arrow). Also agile and has natural arm strength due to years of archery.Skilled engineer, the boy that created Bowman's trick arrows, sharing his arsenal with his mentor.

Languages: Speaks English fluently.

Weapons/Equipment: His bow and arsenal of arrows, which include but are not limited to:

- Regular arrows: Regular "pointy arrows"
- Whistle arrows:  Arrows that lets out a high-pitched whistling sound as they soar through the air, perfect for signals to comrades.
- Explosive arrows: Arrows with an explosive tip that detonate on impact. However, these are highly dangerous and only used in emergencies.

Personality: Kind-hearted kid, highly focused.

Personal Interests: Genuinely content with staying at Bowman's side and improving his archery skills.

History:  Quiver joined the Bowman in 1941, lending his engineer skills to improve his arsenal of arrows. In return, he became Bowman's official partner and archery student.

Quiver was a part of the Victory Society 1941-1945.

It's theorized that whoever Quiver was, he eventually took up the mantle as Bowman II and joined up with the ELA in the early 1960s, but that's a story for another day...

Missing since August 2008.

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There were lots of archer heroes even back in the Golden Age of Comics, like Alias the Spider from Quality Comics, The Arrow from Centaur Publications... Surprisingly enough, DC's Green Arrow was the only one that I could find with a proper sidekick, Speedy. Yeah, not the most original choice of codenames, but "Quiver" just struck a chord with me. ^_^ It also gave :iconsou1forged: a good laugh, which made me all the more eager to use it. My key rule when it comes to superheroes is: You can't take yourself TOO seriously.

Do be a dear and let me know if there are any trick arrows I should add to their arsenal. But ONLY scientifically plausible ones.

Bowman & Quiver (c) :iconspeedslide:
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Gunslinger by Speedslide
Gunslinger
Real Name: Unknown

Codename: Gunslinger

Nicknames: "Wild Vaquero"

Occupations: Unknown

Legal Status: Vigilante

Identity: Secret

Nationality: USA

Home Town: Dayton, Ohio, USA

Born: April 22, 1909

Marital Status: Unknown

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

Known Relatives: Unknown

Group Affiliation: Victory Society

Base of Operations: Oceanside, New York, USA

First Appearance: TBA

Known Superhuman Powers: None

Weaknesses: As a non-powered human, he faces some slight difficulty dealing with superhuman threats.

Abilities/Special Skills: Strength and speed comparable to that of a professional athlete. Decent hand-to-hand combatant. Excellent shot with his guns.

Languages: Speaks English fluently.

Weapons/Equipment: His two six-shot revolvers.

Personality: A bit of a showman with a heart of gold.

Personal Interests: Loves to watch cowboy movies and make fun of them.

History: The Gunslinger was one of the first masked mystery men of the 1930s, first appearing in December 1934. He claims that the guns he carries are the same ones that once belonged to a certain outlaw of the late 19th century, the infamous William "Wild" West...

Per his own story, he was the one that found the little filly that would grow up into Peg, the winged companion of the Equestrian...

Gunslinger joined the Victory Society in 1941.

The first Gunslinger officially retired in August 1952, but popped up again from time to time over the decades, the last sighting of which was in August 2008...

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Ah, the classic image of the big city cowboy.

Anyway, the top inspiration for this one is none other than DC Comics original vigilante Greg Saunders. (You know, from the original Seven Soldiers of Victory?) But there were plenty of city cowboys to pick from, such as Robert E. Howard's El Borak. Did some research into the reality that inspired the cowboy myths and picked out some inspiration for earlier Second Verse stories set in the 1880s...

Gunslinger (c) :iconspeedslide:
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Equestrian and Peg by Speedslide
Equestrian and Peg
Real Name: Unknown

Codename: The Equestrian

Nicknames: "Horseplay"

Occupations: Unknown

Legal Status: Vigilante

Identity: Secret

Nationality: USA

Home Town: Los Angeles, California, USA

Born: April 18, 1909

Marital Status: Unknown

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

Known Relatives: Unknown

Group Affiliation: Victory Society

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California, USA

First Appearance: TBA

Known Superhuman Powers: None

Weaknesses: As a non-powered human, he faces some slight difficulty dealing with superhuman threats. And Peg has to limit herself when he is not prepared for the rigors of high-altitude travel, such as cold, winds, etc.

Abilities/Special Skills: Well-versed and experienced horse rider. He's particularly skilled in riding bareback. Decent skills in hand-to-hand combat.

Languages: Speaks English fluently, and has an uncanny ability to understand equine species through nothing but glances and body language.

Weapons/Equipment: He uses as special gasmask underneath the cowl to deal with high altitudes and his suit is specifically insulated to keep him warm up in the skies.

Personality: Heroic and intelligent, yet laid-back and generally considers Peg company enough for him.

Personal Interests: Exotic horses are his passion.

History: The Equestrian liked ponies long before it was cool.

The Equestrian and his winged horse Peg was first sighted in December 1939, and has since become quite a tourist attraction to the state of Los Angeles. The Equestrian has refused to divulge any details as to where and if there are other winged horses like Peg around. But he did mention that he's close friends with the fellow vigilante Gunslinger, speaking of him as "part of the family business" and it was the two of them that first discovered Peg as a little winged filly.

The Equestrian joined the Victory Society in 1941.

The Equestrian retired from the public for unknown reasons in March 2004. He has not been seen since August 2008...

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Real Name: Peg

Codename: None

Nicknames: "Horsefly"

Occupations: Winged steed

Legal Status: Inapplicable

Identity: Public

Nationality: Unknown

Home Town: Los Angeles, California, USA

Born: Unknown

Marital Status: Unknown

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

Known Relatives: Unknown

Group Affiliation: Victory Society

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California, USA

First Appearance: TBA

Known Superhuman Powers: Peg is fully capable of winged flight. Unique to her otherwise highly equine-like anatomy, she has an organ which enables her to breathe easier at high altitudes. Her lifespan also seems to be much longer than a regular horse, as she's still strong enough to stay at Equestrian's side for several decades.

Weaknesses: While she quite literally built like a horse, she is much lighter than you'd expect from her size. This is what enables her to fly, but it also means that she can only carry a certain amount of weight while she's airborne. Through training, she can easily carry one person like the Equestrian, but not much extra weight upon that.

Abilities/Special Skills: Intelligent and observant, able to convey messages that humans can interpret.

Languages: Dabbles in horse-to-human communication and capable of limited communication with other equine species.

Weapons/Equipment: None, but her own four hooves are truly dangerous.

Personality: Trustworthy and loyal, but does have a bit of a mischievous streak. Also tends to get jealous when the Equestrian isn't paying attention to her.

Personal Interests: Genuinely content with staying at Equestrian's side.

History:  The Equestrian and his winged horse Peg were first sighted in December 1939. She has naturally accompanied him on every adventure, even when he joined the Victory Society in 1941. Peg has been with him right up until his retirement in 2004. She has not been seen since August 2008...

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Main inspiration for this one goes to DC's Shining Knight and his winged horse Victory. As for the design, I dialed back the' knight theme' and eventually ended up with something akin to the classical "Arabian Rider" archetype. Nevertheless, this was a fun challenge. Also, drawing realistic horses is hard, so I apologize if Peg looks off.

Equestrian and Peg (c) :iconspeedslide:
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The Fedora by Speedslide
The Fedora
Real Name: Unknown

Codename: The Fedora

Nicknames: "The First", "Old Hat"

Occupations: Unknown

Legal Status: Vigilante

Identity: Secret

Nationality: USA

Home Town: Ravenna, Ohio, USA

Born: April 18, 1902

Marital Status: Unknown

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

Known Relatives: Unknown

Group Affiliation: Victory Society

Base of Operations: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA

First Appearance: TBA

Known Superhuman Powers: None

Weaknesses: As a non-powered human, he faces some slight difficulty dealing with superhuman threats.

Abilities/Special Skills: Strength and speed comparable to that of a professional athlete. Decent hand-to-hand combatant.

Languages: Speaks English fluently.

Weapons/Equipment: Tends to leave cards with a fedora symbol at the scene of crimes he has thwarted.

Personality: Kind and helpful, yet something off a klutz when it comes to social skills.

Personal Interests: Has mentioned a passing interest in history from time to time.

History: The first sighting of the Fedora was in October 1933. His first appearance thus predates several more well-known heroes like Starson and Detective Dusk, and he has often been considered "The First" of the masked vigilantes, a claim he himself disputes.

"Look, I never claimed to be the "first of my kind" when it comes to playing dress-up and frightening criminals. Remember Aguila? That Spanish hero back in the 17th century..."

The Fedora would always prove to be a humble hero and was well-known for being a man ahead of his time regarding race relations, befriending cab-driver Bumper of mixed African and Chinese heritage as a life-long friend and partner.

He joined the Victory Society in 1941.

He was also close friends with two other headgear-themed heroes, Gasmask www.speedslide.deviantart.com/art/Gasmask-456557896 and Tophat, the three of them forming an unofficial team.

His closest friend was Dick Sleuth, the hard-boiled private investigator.

The Fedora (or at the very least, the rumored latest successor to the role) went missing in August 2008 and he hasn't been seen since then...

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The coat, the fedora, the domino mask... We've seen it all before. DC's Crimson Avenger, The Green Hornet, Will Eisner's Spirit, The Black Bat... Anyways, I did not go for originality with this design and instead opted for simplicity. Personalitywise, his soul is more in the spirit of Will Eisner's Spirit (Pun intended) and not much of a brooder. Characterwise, he's meant to serve as a nod to the classic "proto-superheroes" that you could find in two-fisted tales of old pulp magazines.

The Fedora (c) :iconspeedslide:
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Lady Blonde by Speedslide
Lady Blonde
Real Name: Unknown

Codename: Lady Blonde

Nicknames: Blonde Beauty, Blondie, Golden-Haired Guardian, Golden Heart, Lady Silver

Occupations: Unknown

Legal Status: Vigilante

Identity: Secret

Nationality: USA

Home Town: Queens, New York, USA

Born: July 28, 1914

Marital Status: Married

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

Known Relatives: Unknown

Group Affiliation: Victory Society

Base of Operations: Oceanside, New York, USA

First Appearance: TBA

Known Superhuman Powers: None

Weaknesses: As a non-powered human, she faces some slight difficulty dealing with superhuman threats.

Abilities/Special Skills: Strength, speed and agility comparable to that of a professional athlete. Skilled in martial arts. Decent with a handgun and expert motorcycle driver.

Languages: Speaks English fluently.

Weapons/Equipment: Possesses a handgun which she always has at hand, and has also been seen using a motorcycle as her prefered vehicle.

Personality: Mysterious but well-meaning. Takes pride in her appearance but does get slightly embarrassed with large groups of amorous admirers and claims to already have a fiancée, later husband. And for your sake, DON'T mention Tijuana Bibles! You will end up hurting!

Personal Interests: Thrill-seeker, claims that she became a crime-fighter for the fun of it, but eventually grew out of that phase to genuinely enjoying making criminals pay for their crimes.

History: Lady Blonde was first sighted in April 1940 dealing with criminals that local police could not handle on their own. Initially, this led to some disapproval from police detective Paul Thornblack, who believed that she was hindering due process of the law and putting herself in danger.

"I don't know who she is. Never was able to keep my eyes on her face long enough... I kept them on her gun. Dangerous in a gal's hands."

However, as the years passed, he would eventually accept the vigilante's help more often and there were even rumors that he had an extramarital affair with her. Something which both he and his wife Danulta Loughlin-Thornblack denied.

The first Lady Blonde (or Lady Silver as she was called then, possibly having left the role to younger successors) went missing in August 2008 and she hasn't been seen since then...

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No relation to :iconmrpr1993:'s Agent Blonde, I assure you. :lmao:

Anyways, Lady Blonde here is meant to evoke the image of several tough-as-nails yet beautiful female heroes from the Golden Age of Comic Books, namely DC Comics Black Canary, Quality Comics Phantom Lady, Timely (Marvel) Comics Blonde Phantom, Harvey Comics Black Cat, etc. I didn't want her to show an unreasonable amount of skin, so I think this provides good balance between classical "good girl" art and shameless fanservice. The short hairstyle was a practical choice on my part and the hair color... Well, let's just say that 'Lady Brunette' doesn't really have the same ring to it.

Lady Blonde (c) :iconspeedslide:
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Sebastian Sandberg
Sweden
Current Residence: Sala, Sweden
Favourite genre of music: Mixed
Operating System: Windows XP
Interests
Just a few things I'm working on at my own pace...

:bulletred: VIRTUS #001-005, VOLUME 1: ORIGIN :bulletred:

#001: "Straight out of Svenska Superserier, now in his own series!"
#002: "1% ego trip self biography, 99% made up!"
#003: "All superhero clichés in the same comic book!"
#004: "Sorry, we're all out of taglines!"
#005: "..."


Yes. I am currently working on what I hope to be the first in a longer series about Virtus, who is arguably my main character. I don't really consider it a reboot, as I haven't had that much to show for it... But it does begin, as is the tradition for most superheroes, with an origin story.

:bulletred: CHARACTER CAMEOS IN VIRTUS #001 :bulletred:

Pretty straightforward title, but here comes the fine print.

The catch is, the character must have had involvement with Virtus previously, whether if it's been through group projects such as Deviantart Secret Wars or Heroes Alliance, OC tournaments like AFL, Dollar Fighter and Viper's Colosseum or just some roleplay in comments or notes. That's the only catch. There's no limit on how many characters you can submit (do name them though, it makes it easier for me to keep track), as long as they fulfill this criteria. Heroes, villains, friends, love interests, cartoons, manga, sci-fi, fantasy... All are welcome!

You don't have to worry about continuity, shared universes or vice versa, as the cameo is part of silent dream sequence which is meant as a loving nod to all people that have inspired, supported and rightfully criticized me on dA, Drunkduck, etc. Naturally, I will credit every single character's creator.

:bulletred: SECOND VERSE COMICS - VOLUME 1 :bulletred:

I don't want to reveal too much about this project, but it's going to be a thick one and it involves a lot of what I've already submitted and things still to come for this folder: speedslide.deviantart.com/gall…

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gPsBassist Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave on Die Modenmacher - Redesign by gPsBassist
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CartoonMonsters Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love how you reimagine the golden age heroes  
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Speedslide Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Thank you! It's fun to play with archetypes and see what you can do with them. Currently, I'm looking to put my own spin on a superhero archer like Green Arrow. ^^
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Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav: for Centauri vs Hurricane by Kostmeyer - much appreciated!
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Daisy-Pink71 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav~
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SamusFairchild Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Baw, thanks for the watch :iconblush--plz:
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Speedslide Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
You are quite welcome, madame! ^^
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Ragadabah Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch :D
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Speedslide Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
No prob!
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Superi90 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for watching my dearest west neighbour ^^
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