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A compendium of open source characters.
103 articles in English, 129 images

Open source Superheroes is a database of original characters and storylines developed by dedicated artists, writers and illustrators. As a collaborative project, O.S.S.H welcomes input and feedback from all contributors, particularly those with a firm knowledge of the visual media associated with the subject. Please feel free to visit our sister projects, serving to expand the range and scope of the source material (see links at the bottom of the page). For full effect, set your preferences to monobook. Problems or inquiries, please contact our Administrators for assistance.

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Born a princess of the "Radiant Kingdom," Yomeno Shiko was spirited away to the planet Earth following a war with the Shadow Realm. Raised by human relatives, the O'Haras, she now lives the life of a simple Shibuya schoolgirl, unaware of her royal lineage. Her carefree lifestyle is shattered at the age of 18, when demons from the Shadow Realm finally track her down. Several Oni attack her one evening on the way home from Juku (cram school), leaving her for dead after a vicious struggle. Despite her terrible wounds, Shiko-chan miraculously survives as her immortal blood takes over. Read more.

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Masque, aka the Midnight Stalker, is an unidentified mental patient driven mad by contact with supernatural forces. Tainted by demonic possession, he has developed uncanny telepathic skills which allow him to unerringly distinguish the innocent from the guilty. Due to his mental instability, he now believes himself a demon from hell, sent upworld to 'collect' the souls of the evil. Escaping from Dunwich Asylum, he descends on the nearby city of Radcliff, home to the most vile and corrupt creatures to ever walk the earth in human form. Click here to view image at full size.


Terra Magnus is a fictional universe set within the Landmark RPG, an alternate continuity which periodically encroaches on the mainstream reality. A violent, warlike empire ruled by malevolent transhumans, Terra Magnus is the "dark twin" of the Planet Earth. READ MORE...


According to most sources, Selina was first published by Landmark Magazines in 1964, making her official debut in Journey into Adventure no. 23. Devised by industry veteran Ray Haddingsly, Selina was originally intended to capture a young female audience by combining science fiction with teen-romance. READ MORE...

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Champions Online - Create a Superhero HD01:21

Champions Online - Create a Superhero HD

Creating a hero using Champions online.


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