This is just because I'm kind of bored, but I'm also curious: Many of the comics on this forum have created iconic characters. Takes on the personalities of figures that people have latched onto and have become as attached to the figures as firmly as if they were the official bios. Obvious ones are MaoChao and Bob from Fun-ness, Megabolt and Obsidian from Shane's comics, Justice Prime from That Guy Who's Kind Of A Dick But In An Honest Drill Sergeant Kinda Way... Who else would you flag as an iconic take, or a character who has become iconic (Basically, their version is so good it influences all the others)? And why? My picks: MaoChao - The first Shinki to appear in these forums, and the root cause of the Shinki infection which has spread and assimilated over half of the board. She's cute, forgiving, believes the best about everyone, and although she plays the role of damsel in distress occasionally, she can hold her own surprisingly well. She's also the reason MaoChao isn't used in many other comics... it's just impossible to conceptualize her any other way now. Bob - Everyone's favourite Brave knockoff. A bit of a perv, but good natured and really honestly wants to help... even if he's a bit of a klutz. Though when motivated by the right girl, he's shown surprising self-sacrifice, and managed to take on even Devestator and win. Megabolt - Chips. 'Nuff said. Obsidian - Let's face it, in Beast Machines, Obsidian was a bit part... the stereotypical loyal henchman with the twist that he used to be Cybertron's loyal henchman... and believes he still is. Shane's taken him and expanded him into a complex character, and proceeded to develop him over the course of his story... making him a sympathetic, tragic character. Even know, about half of the board is still rooting for him to win, truly the mark of an excellent antagonist. Justice Prime - I suspect he's the origin of the 'Optimus Prime is a Dick' jokes. How many people are willing to take an iconic, heroic character and push him to such extremes? He's like the bastard love child of General Patton and Oliver North, with some Sarge from Red vs. Blue thrown in. Hawk - Not that he has much competition. But we root for Hawk because he's a guy caught between what's best for his men, and orders from his leader. Incomplete Skywarp - Assuming you remember him. I think he's what really started this comic insanity. THE guy to go to if you need something random and insane. I'm afraid I don't keep up on as many comics as I should, but those are the ones that have influenced ME the most. So, who else deserves mention?