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First of all, I want to say a big thank you to all of you who turned out to post the characters you wanted to see me redesign in my last journal entry. Your participation was truly appreciated and I hope you all liked the takes on the characters that I drew. Now I'd like to ask for your help again!

The last time around, I decided to draw all of the characters who received three or more votes. This is why many of the ones you all picked haven't been drawn yet. However, that doesn't mean they won't be redesigned eventually! Once again, I'd love for you guys to post your top five or top ten favourite characters that you'd like to see me redesign next from the list below. To make things a little more interesting, I've broken everyone down into teams so you can see where everyone fits. There have been some changes to the list, so you'll notice some new entries and the removal of others.

For those of you who voted for Wildcat, Manhunter, Superman and Supergirl, their redesigns will be coming within the week since they received three votes each. For those of you whose favourite characters didn't end up getting redesigned, please vote for those characters again, along with whatever new ones you'd like to see.

Without further delay, here's your list:

Justice League

  • Batman (Bruce Wayne)
  • The Flash (Barry Allen)
  • Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)

Justice League United

  • Atom (Ryan Choi)
  • Steel (John Irons)
  • Firestorm (Jason Rusch)

Justice League International

  • Maxima
  • Booster Gold (Michael John Carter)
  • Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
  • Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adam)
  • Fire (Beatriz da Costa)
  • Ice (Tora Olafsdotter)

Teen Titans

  • Arsenal (Roy Harper)

Young Justice

  • Robin (Tim Drake)
  • Superboy (Kon-El)
  • Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark)
  • Kid Flash (Bart Allen)
  • Aqualad (Kaldur'ahm)
  • Speedy (Mia Dearden)

Teen Titans West Coast

  • Bumblebee (Karen Beecher)
  • Hawk (Hank Hall)
  • Dove (Dawn Granger)
  • Lilith
  • Guardian (Mal Duncan)
  • Bunker (Miguel Jose Barragan)

Justice Society

  • Mister Terrific (Michael Holt)
  • Doctor Fate (Khalid Nassour)

Green Lantern Corps

  • Hal Jordan
  • John Stewart
  • Guy Gardner
  • Kilowog
  • Jade (or Soranik Natu - who do you all like better?)
  • Arisia
  • Tomar-Re

Batgirl Incorporated

  • Spoiler (Stephanie Brown)

Freedom Fighters

  • Black Condor (John Trujillo)
  • Human Bomb (Andy Franklin)
  • The Ray (Raymond Terrill)
  • Firebrand (Danette Reilly)
  • Plastic Man (Patrick O'Brian)
  • Doll Man (Lester Colt)

For those of you who might be new or who haven't checked out some of my previous redesigns, you can see all of the finished ones below in their associated teams. It might be confusing seeing a second set of lists, but please note that the following characters aren't eligible for your top five or tens since they've already been redesigned.

JUSTICE LEAGUE


JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED


JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL


TEEN TITANS


YOUNG JUSTICE


JUSTICE SOCIETY



BATGIRL INCORPORATED


BATWOMAN & THE OUTSIDERS



FREEDOM FIGHTERS


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Green Lantern Corps - Jade Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Green Lantern Corps - Jade Redesign
During the second round of voting for the characters you all wanted to see me redesign next in my DC Universe head canon project, Jade received quite a few votes. I was impressed with the love she got, especially since she bested some characters who have higher profiles than she does. Since kingziggy, Jyger85, K-Jounin and Historyman14 voted for her, this one is for them.

When she was a little girl, Jennifer-Lynn Hayden had the lofty goal of growing up to be President of the United States, though she would have settled for being a judge in the Supreme Court. Jenny was indeed quite ambitious, but these dreams were dashed when she turned 13. Her skin became a bright emerald and she began emitting a green glow from within her, which became brighter and more powerful with time. It was then that she was spirited away by the Green Lantern Corps at the behest of the Guardians of Oa, who had discovered that Jenny organically possessed the same energy as their battery. Jenny was the first recorded in existence to be able to channel the green energies of willpower without the use of a ring, which made her an instant test subject for the Guardians. Before she could live out the rest of her days as a lab rat, a then-good Sinestro made a case for her to become a proper member of the Corps. With his help, Jenny evolved into the heroine known as Jade, and eventually went on to become part of the core group of Green Lanterns from the planet Earth.

Jenny is a natural born leader, which has made her the perfect second-in-command to Hal Jordan. She's smart and has a good head on her shoulders. However, she is also fairly distrustful of those around her. She dislikes the Guardians for treating her like a guinea pig, while she took Sinestro's betrayal of the Corps personally as he was the first Lantern to stand against the Guardians on her behalf. Despite this, she is quite close with Kyle Rayner and she considers him her best friend. They often spend their downtime together, most of which time is spent listening to Kyle pine over Guy and Jenny ruminating on her true origins. 

Just like I had to do with John and Kyle, I had to really rework Jade's origins. Traditionally, Jade is the daughter of the OG Green Lantern Alan Scott. For reasons made blatantly clear in my profile for Alan Scott (seen here: fav.me/d8r6gai), it's pretty much impossible for Jade to be his daughter in the present since he's just too young to have a twenty-something daughter running around and I really didn't want to pull a Rachel Grey thing. Instead, I'll leave the mystery of her origins up to you guys. Just who is she? Is she a being like the Guardians? Maybe she's really Sinestro's daughter? Or Abin Sur's? Perhaps she's even the true manifestation of willpower? You'll never know, 'cause I'm not telling yet. ;)

With the design, I decided to keep the overall silhouette of her Outsiders costume. She's got the long gloves with cut-outs, the thigh-high boots and a high cut neck. It's pretty simple. You'll also notice I didn't give her the numeric signifier that the other Green Lanterns I designed have, which is actually because she's referred to as "Lantern Zero" in my head canon.

As always, I love hearing from you guys so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think of the art and of Jade herself.

Enjoy!
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Green Lantern Corps - John Stewart Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Green Lantern Corps - John Stewart Redesign
Here's the fan favourite Green Lantern who placed highest according to people's votes in the second round of my polling for who you all wanted to see me draw next in my DC Universe head canon series. Unsurprisingly, John Stewart was the most frequently asked for Green Lantern, no doubt due to the enduring influence of his having been the primary ringslinger in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. Oddly enough, I'd previously had a redesign of him up in my gallery and it performed rather poorly. But I digress. Since Jyger85, Leumasy, TylerMusselman and DanFalcon all voted for him, this piece is for them.

From a young age, John Stewart had the habit of making all the wrong choices. His friends were questionable, he consistently ditched school and made money doing things he shouldn't have been doing. His delinquent behaviour subsequently led his parents to enrolling him in military school. Though he resented them for this, John found that the military enabled him to unleash his frustrations in combat. His aggression and skill with weaponry fast-tracked him into wetworks. He became a highly sought-after assassin within the off-the-books divisions of the American government. He enjoyed his job, but as time wore on he recognized how meaningless the death around him was and that he had become nothing more than a weapon. That's when the Green Lantern Corps came calling. Recognizing the potential for good within John, they recruited him into their ranks and gave him an opportunity to put his skills to good use. 

John is a quiet and calculating kind of guy, constantly assessing each situation. He also has an angry side that is constantly fighting to come out, which is something he's suppressed since he was a kid. While it's clear he has much to work through, John is someone who buries himself in work. He often finds himself on the outside of the arguments between Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner, though he most frequently sides with Guy at the end of the day. They're drinking buddies and share a mutual cynical attitude towards life. In his present, John finds himself wrapped up in a game of will-they-won't-they with Katma Tui. The pair have definite chemistry, but John doesn't really know if he's ready for a relationship. In his past, John's most long-running relationship was an affair he maintained with Amanda Waller prior to her becoming the head of A.R.G.U.S. The dissolution of this liaison has since made Waller especially antagonistic towards all Green Lanterns and, by association, the Justice League. In her mind, no man should even bother to continue existing once she's through with him.

Much like Kyle, I gutted John's personality and backstory out of necessity. I find both Lanterns troublesome in their portrayals, as I find writers attempt to make them too flawless. While John makes mistakes, I often find him lacking in personality or find him to be a straight-up by-the-numbers military guy. Neither of those things fly in my head canon. Instead I wanted to go back and look at part of what made him so electric when he was first introduced way back in the 1970s. He was an angry guy, aggressive and made mistakes. He didn't always make the right choices and that's where I wanted to start. I also wanted him to have this kind of simmering, smouldering look that reflects an almost Daniel Craig James Bond-esque personality. He's cold, unfeeling, but also passionate.

With the design, I once more relied on my Hal Jordan redesign (seen here: fav.me/d92wnjw) for inspiration. He's got the same elements, with some minor differences. His suit is sleeveless and wears cuffs instead of gloves. The green part is split into two pieces and his signifier is number three. With his physical appearance, he's not as buff as I'd originally intended to be and went for a rugged facial look. He's got scruff, that's for sure.

As always, I love hearing from you guys so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think of the art and of John himself.

Enjoy! :)
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Green Lantern Corps - Kyle Rayner Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Green Lantern Corps - Kyle Rayner Redesign
Unlike fellow Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner fared a little better in the results of my polling you all for who you wanted to see me redesign next in my DC Universe head canon series. Since Leumasy, K-Jounin and ChazH101 all voted for him, this piece is for them.

Kyle Rayner is a struggling comic book artist whose work in the indie circuit really hasn't been nearly as glamorous as he'd hoped. Forced to take odd jobs on the side, Kyle was losing hope of achieving his dreams until he became a member of the Green Lantern Corps. Recruited during a period of great expansion, Kyle was trained by fellow Earth Lantern Guy Gardner, in the process developing a bit of a crush on the hot-headed ringslinger. Known for his optimism and strong values, Kyle is looked at as the voice of reason amongst the Earth Lantern and is a favourite amongst the Guardians. 

Kyle is the youngest of the Earth Lanterns and is therefore the least experienced. His constructs reflect his age and talent, as they are often much more outlandish than his partners'. More often than not, Kyle acts as a mediator within the Corps. He's used to diffusing arguments between Hal and Guy, as well as dealing with the constant showboating that happens between the two of them. A large part of why he's so eager to play Switzerland is due to his affection for Guy, though it's also because Kyle doesn't like conflict. He's the most passive of the Lanterns and is most likely to attempt to reach an intellectual solution rather than a physical one. His best friend in the Corps is Jennifer-Lynn Hayden, alternatively known as Jade. They frequently hang out outside of their uniforms and particularly enjoy shopping on the east coast.

While I don't usually give much background as to why I've altered certain elements for a character's backstory, I felt it necessary to mention that there was a rather pressing reason as to why I felt the need to change parts of Kyle's character. For the most part, Kyle tends to fall within the trope of the Chosen One and ends up being a Gary Stu in many stories. His love life is also a total joke at this point, with most writers throwing just about every attractive woman his way and then having the relationship fizzle. To fix this, I decided to emphasize his youth and made sure to reference the fact that he's perhaps not willing to do what it takes in order to get the job done as a member of the Corps. I also decided to make him gay. There's a rumour from the '90s, I believe, that suggested the editorial team at DC Comics was thinking of revealing Kyle to be gay and that he'd be in a relationship with Connor Hawke, the Green Arrow at that time. While I have no way of verifying that rumour, it always stuck with me and it's partly the reason why I look at Kyle's relationships in such a negative light. They're all so forced and don't make sense. My tweaks were all meant to fix the broken parts of his character, which is to say that I wanted to make him a little more flawed and also to give him a chance to actually have happy, healthy relationships that aren't going to end up with someone being shoved inside a refrigerator.

The basis for Kyle's uniform is obviously my redesign for Hal Jordan (seen here: fav.me/d92wnjw). He's wearing a black bodysuit with green details, as well as the Green Lantern Corps logo and his numeric signifier on his chest. He is the fifth member of the Earth squadron, thus being given the signifier of "V." The gauntlets are inspired by his '90s uniform, as is his mask, which features goggles similar to the ones Hal has.

As always, I love hearing from you guys so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think of the design and of Kyle himself.

Enjoy! :)
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Green Lantern Corps - Hal Jordan Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Green Lantern Corps - Hal Jordan Redesign
During both the first and second round of voting for the characters you all wanted to see me redesign next in my DC Comics head canon series, Hal Jordan was among the bottom of the results. In both rounds, he received only two votes, which is rather surprising for such an A-list character. Seeing as the bottom tier characters were never going to get their redesigns posted individually and instead would appear in their group shots, I wanted to give Hal a chance to get some love by submitting him separately anyway. Since TristanDavis voted for him in both rounds and justinator119 and ChazH101 voted for him in round one and two respectively, this piece is for them.

Stubborn and headstrong, Hal Jordan is an independent type of guy who rebels against authority. That's perhaps why it's so surprising that he's considered one of the Green Lantern Corps' best and brightest. He rarely listens to what his superiors have to say and was frustrating to deal with during training. Back on his home turf, his employers at Ferris Aircraft haven't had much luck in reigning him in either. Interestingly, his rebellious streak has little to do with him disrespecting others so much as it has to do with his incredible instincts as a leader and strategist. He constantly follows his gut, which makes helps him to appear passionate and charismatic, often inspiring confidence in those around him. Truthfully, Hal is just the kind of guy that thinks he always knows best. Though that may be true in most cases, it isn't always.

Amongst his compatriots in the Green Lantern Corps, Hal is closest to Kilowog, the Lantern who was responsible for training him to become the great ringslinger he is today. They keep each other on their toes, with a relationship that is similar to that of Marvel's Human Torch and The Thing. Hal also has to contend with the advances of Arisia, another Lantern, who has a massive crush on him. On Earth, Hal frequently spends his downtime with his best friends Oliver Queen and Barry Allen. The three of them often head out for drinks to relax after having to keep up with their hectic double lives as heroes and civilians. Hal also maintains a playful friendship with Dinah Lance, who finds Hal's womanizing rather repulsive and is prone to chastising him for it. Still, the pair are close and share a bond due to their mutual relations with Oliver. She also jokingly refers to Hal and Oliver as a married couple, due to their perceived inappropriate closeness and how they seem to get into the most unusual situations when adventuring together.

In coming up with a design for Hal, I took most of my inspiration from fighter pilot uniforms. This meant placing the Green Lantern Corps emblem on his arms and on one side of his chest. I also shortened his sleeves to mimic the rolled sleeves of some pilots, while the gloves and collar are also meant to reference that uniform as well. Even his mask, with built-in goggles, are a nod to that. The line you see on his chest and arm reference his position within the Corps and him being the first Earth Lantern. You'll see this as a recurring uniform detail as I post more Corps members.

For those curious, I haven't settled on which Green Lantern will be on the Justice League quite yet. Since I keep flip-flopping, I'm leaving it up to you all. Whichever Earth Lantern receives the most favourites will be chosen for the Justice League, while the one with the second most will be on the League's splinter group.

As always, I love hearing from you guys, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think of the design and of Hal himself.

Enjoy! :)
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Justice League - Maxima by Femmes-Fatales
Justice League - Maxima
Here is yet another character that you all voted for during my second round of voting for the DC Comics characters you all wanted to see me redesign next. Maxima is a character introduced in 1989, who was initially a pseudo-antagonist for Superman before briefly becoming a member of the Justice League during the early '90s. Since Jose-Ramiro, Leumasy, DanFalcon and K-Jounin voted for her, this piece is for them.

Maxima is the princess of the warrior planet Almarac. Born with the gifts of enhanced strength and speed, invulnerability, telekinesis, flight, force field creation, telepathy, empathy and eyebeams, she's a veritable powerhouse. Her royal upbringing has made her quite arrogant and aristocratic, while her abilities have made her cocky and aggressive. Despite her brash persona, she is also deeply troubled by the state of her world. Almarac is a planet deeply steeped in religion and mysticism, thus dictating that all relationships must be between man and woman for the sake of breeding. Angered by the lack of love and acceptance on Almarac, Maxima has fled her home in search of another planet where she will be free to love other females without imprisonment or death. She settled on Earth, where she has discovered that there are nations that accept such unions. Initially settling down in Canada, Maxima and the hero known as Booster Gold formed an early alliance as crime fighters in the country. As they became more renowned, the pair were enrolled in the international division of the Justice League.

Despite being lightyears away from her home, Maxima still acts every bit of the spoiled princess. She is impulsive and prone to throwing fits when she doesn't get her way. Her high maintenance and haughty attitude tries the patience of her teammates. Both Captain Atom and Vixen find Maxima rather exhausting, while Blue Beetle finds her to be a total riot. The team's other resident royal, Ice, is the polar opposite of Maxima (pun intended). Where Maxima is loud and impatient, Ice is demure and accommodating. Maxima butts heads frequently with Fire, as they share similar dispositions. Despite these tensions, Maxima remains closest to Booster Gold. Their glory-seeking ways and love of the spotlight make them the perfect pair. Though not on the team, Maxima admittedly has a crush on the Justice Society member Power Girl. She believes her to be the most beautiful woman on Earth, the irony there being that Power Girl is an alien from a distant planet just like her.

For her design, I drew most of my inspiration from Barbarella. It seemed like a really great fit for Maxima and I liked the idea of giving her this layered armour look. Though she's most well-known for wearing green and yellow, I opted for the lesser known purple and gold colour scheme that she wore in Justice League America. Fire was already in green, so I figured I'd add some colour scheme diversity with Maxima.

As always, I love hearing from you guys so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think of the design and of Maxima below. You can also browse my gallery for more redesigns.

Enjoy! :)
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:iconjyger85:
Jyger85 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving Round 2 so far. Any idea when Round 3 will get started?
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying this particular round.

There won't be a third round of voting for the heroes. Instead, I'm going to finish up the remaining characters on the list and release them as "exclusives" in the ensemble pieces featuring the heroic teams in my head canon. Depending on the reception of those ensembles, I'll then start up the first round of voting for the villains.
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Jyger85 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds good. ^_^
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bkno Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I liked a lot what you did on Wonder Woman rogues gallery. Especially Baroness Von Gunther and Dr. Poison.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Sinnersavedbygrace Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  New Deviant
you do great work
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I hope you'll continue to enjoy it. :)
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bkno Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Keep up doing great work.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do. :)
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TylerMusselman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been busy and while I don't have time to comment a critique on your supergirl and batman I do really like them and I'll try to give them a great comment later. 
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