Perusing Pop Candy today brought me to the Sci-fi Channel’s site for the new reality show Who Wants To Be A Superhero? An interesting concept for a show. Get a bunch of people to make up their own superhero and then compete to get your superhero immortalized in a comic book.

On the site there is a cool little program that allows you to make your own Super Hero, it is called the Heromachine. I took a stab at creating my own super heroes.

The backstory on these two is that they are a married couple (amber and Daniel Peters) who inadvertently release the power of a gargoyle when they accidentally break a gargoyle statue at Notre Dame Cathedral on their honeymoon. Little did they know that this statue was truly a guardian of the people. When the statue broke lightening struck the pieces and released the essence of the guardian. Amber and Daniel Peters were infused with the guardian’s essence and given special powers.

Amber and Daniel do not realize that anything happened to them when the statue broke because the lightening strike knocked them both out. That was on the last night of their honeymoon and they returned home to Astoria, Oregon.

Once they return home they begin to realize that they have become changed. During the day Amber and Daniel are simple cogs in the machine, Amber is a teller at the local bank and Daniel is an insurance salesman. They are just average everyday folks who love each other dearly.

When night falls Amber becomes Galena with advanced strength and speed as well as the ability to fly (you know, from the indestructible granite-like wings that sprout from her back).Galena can also turn her body into rock hard stone and her body changes from that of an average 5’4″ woman who make take a spinning class every once in a while but often succumbs to chocolate cake to a 6’5″ perfectly proportioned toned athlete.

As evening falls Daniel becomes the formidable Grayle, he also has advanced strength and speed, can fly and can make his body as hard as granite. Daniel is the average 5′ 10″ guy who hasn’t worked out in a while, has a bit of a beer gut and gets winded going up 4 flights of stairs. Upon transformation into Grayle he is 6’6″ and could pose for the cover of Men’s Health. Both Galena and Grayle can control some electricity and can use that electricty to send breif blasts of lightening at their foes.

Because they have been imbued with the essence of the guardian they now have the ability to sense when someone is in trouble and are compelled to help. Each evening Amber and Daniel transform into Galena and Grayle and take to the skys to search out those who need protection. They have stopped robberies, shootings, and drownings as well as illegal smuggling on the Columbia River. And each morning they return to their normal lives with the same trials and tribulations of the average citizen.

Make your own Superhero with the Heromachine and post the link in the comments. I’d love to hear what other superheroes are lurking out there. You can make a super villain too if you would like.

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  1. Allison says:

    ummm… don’t they get tired working all day and saving the world every night??

  2. Andrea says:

    They would definately miss “The Office”.

    Super heroes would probably have to commit to a life without cable…or maybe Comcastical could be a super villian?

  3. Drew says:

    Well, that is the thing isn’t it? I mean Batman can sleep late because Bruce Wayne is Rich but What are the Peters going to do? I must ponder upon this. They definitely wouldn’t have time to watch The Office.

  4. Don says:

    They’re not much of a Superhero duo if they give up their life of fighting crime for their TV habits.
    I’d throw in an ability like being able to program their DVR to record sitcoms with a single thought.

  5. Drew says:

    How did they trn into TV watching slackers. Oh wait maybe it is because I write what I know. Maybe they don’t fight crime on thursdays. :-)

  6. Mo says:

    but are they giving up fighting crime on wednesdays too so they can watch LOST…or did they already save the castaways of the island to forfeit the Wednesday night tv schedule and get back to crimefightery? and what of tuesday nights with Rescue Me and LCS? i’m baffled, batman!

  7. Allison says:

    Someone did not plan this very well…. At least for us TV junkies. Maybe they TiVo everything and watch it when they return from crime-fighting.

  8. Drew says:

    Nowhere did I state that my superheroes are TV junkies, but to calm your fears the day for them breaks down like this.

    Work 9:00am – 5:00pm – Both are within walking distance of their jobs. Astoria is a small place. Both get a 1 hour lunch which they use to eat a light lunch and get in a 20 minute power nap or to meditate.

    Unwind 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Maybe catch up on a show that they DVRed from the night before. (TV in the kitchen so they can watch and prepare dinner, HA! Maybe even one of those refrigerators with a TV in them (saw one of those yesterday at Best Buy, the VCR is in the crisper.)

    Dinner: 6:00pm – 6:30pm – They are quick eaters.

    Nap: 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Gotta recharge

    Suit up! – 7:30pm – 8:00pm

    Watch TV – 8:00pm – 9:00pm
    (Major important crimes happen later.)

    Patrol – 9:00pm – 2:00am

    Sleep – 2:30am – 7:30am

    Wake up – 7:30am – 7:45am

    Breakfast Get ready for work day
    7:45am – 8:45am

    Walk to work 8:45am – 9:00am
    (If inclement weather they will drive to work)

    I bet superman doesn’t have to explain his whereabouts to everyone. Sheesh!

    Let the poking of Holes begin.

  9. Don says:

    What if they are fighting crime and someone is being held hostage in their living room and when they barge in to save the day they happen to see the ending of a Lost episode, that would stink.

    “Man, I was recording that!” Would they then have to fight off the baddies with their eyes closed and yeling “La,la,la,la,la,la!” while their fingers are in their ears.

  10. Mo says:

    wouldn’t it be simpler to just develop the power of “freezing time?” like evie could do it on “out of this world…” i bet all one of you would have to do is touch your nose or pull your ear and you could watch tv while the world was on pause…no no…that’s MY superpower…i’ll be a superhero with “DVR” powers!!!

  11. Drew says:

    You don’t just develop the powers, these are the powers that they have, a superhero has to have some weaknesses, and I guess TV is the weakness of these two, although I never said anything about it in their descriptions so I have no idea how it came about.

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