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The AA to ZZ Heroes System

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An AA to ZZ system needs 676 images. Rather than use real people and famous comic characters as a system of images, I tried out creating a set of comic characters who follow conventions of what heroes look like in comics:

I decided upon rotating variety in the costumes and look of the characters:

There are three types of black footwear: Shoes, Boots, High Boots.

I extended the system to include Ch and Sh as if they are standalone letters also.

Male outfit Female outfit
Trench coat Trench coat
Long cape and torso-covering top Crop top
Short cape and torso-covering top Short cape and torso-covering top
Torso-covering top Torso-covering top
Jacket and torso-covering top Jacket and torso-covering top
Vest Vest
Kimono Kimono

The men wear either trousers or shorts. The women wear skirts or trousers. But the kimono would have no extra clothing visible; and the trench coat would just be accompanied by trousers.

Skin colour uses 13 colours: the colours article colours: 1 to 12 and then colour 0.


The names of the heroes use the letter A to Z for their first name; and the second A to Z for their surname:

Atomic
Bionic
Captain
Deadly
Electric
Fire
Ghost
Hurricane
Ice
Jet
Kung Fu
Lightning
Master
Night
Outer Space
Prince / Princess
Quantum
Racer
Sonic
Time
Ultra
Violent
Weapon
X-ray
Y: Genius
Z: Invisible
And for spellings beginning with CH/SH:
Ch: Chameleon
Sh: Shapeshifter


A to Z with some gender choices


Assassin
Boy / Girl (Early adulthood)
Captain
Doctor
Emperor
Fighter
Glider
Hero
Iron
Joker
Kickboxer
the Lucky
Magician
Ninja
Overlord
Power
Quester
Ranger
Smasher
Trooper
The Unstoppable
Vengeance
Woman / Man
X: Exterminator
Y: Pilot
Z: Healer
And for spellings beginning with CH/SH:
Ch: Chaser
Sh: Shooter

Letter 1 of the letters pair indicates clothing and mask colour (see how A-Z and Ch and Sh have their own colour in the Colours article).

Letter 2 decides the outfit.

As a further detail, hair and hair colour could be added as spelling prompts or as number prompts. For instance a two digit number can be represented by using the 50 hair styles (explained in another article) where colours 0 to 9 can indicate that the hair styles represent digits 00 to 49; but hair colour 10 to 19 implies that 50 needs to be added to the regular hair style two digit number. In that way, digits 00 to 99 can be represented within a hair drawing. Hair can also represent letters of the alphabet - as can hair colour.

Person 7 could be 3 significant digits of the answer to "What is 1/7?" expressed as hair style and hair colour. Person 123 could be 3 significant digits of the answer to "What is 1/123?" expressed as hair style and hair colour.

The eyes are colours 0 to 9. The eye colour colour changes every 10 heroes. The mask is the same colour as the clothes colour for that hero.

Including Ch and Sh letter pair combinations, there are 794 heroes.

Table of numbers and letters for making the heroes - quite big in file size.

Another idea for permanently associating a spelling prompt with each hero is to give them a weapon that implies a letter of the alphabet:

A: Axe

Boomerang

Club

Dart

E: Straight Edge Knife

Frisby

Grenade

Harpoon gun

I: Chain

J: Flame-thrower

Knuckle-dusters

Laser

Machine gun

Net

O: Scimitar

P: Crossbow

Q: Whip

Rifle

Spear

Trident

U: Lassoe

W: Staff with curl at top

X: X-shaped crow-bar

Y: Cutlass sword

Z: Bazooka


Here is a video of the parts that need assembling and colour filling for the heroes.