Does clothing make a character? Interactive experiment in progress here!

Can you tell villains from heroes based on names, costumes and weapons?
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After seeing quite a few posts talking about dressing your character in MMO games, I wanted to devise an experiment.  So I'm going to need your help!  Yes, YOU!  It'll only take a minute or two, and it'll be fun to see how on the mark some people are.

Here's how this will work.  I took screen shots in DC Universe Online, a game with "Hero" and "Villain" sides, of various characters.  I placed the characters in random locations in Metropolis, and took pictures of them with and without weapons.  Based on the character name, costume and weapon choices, I'd like you to figure out if the character is "Villain" or "Hero".  

If you'd like to have a little more fun, try to figure out the main role of the character as well.  They're either primarily Damage (hurt things), Healer (heals things), Tank (takes brunt of damage for team) or Controller (replenishes power / mana bar).  I would also like if you could comment on your choice, why you think the character is hero or villain.

After a few days, I'll post a followup to this, and there will be a link on the front page.  Now there will be some people who know my characters or have seen me livestream, you're more than welcome to participate as well but don't spoil it for others.

Thank you for your help!

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#6  "Noel Klaus" - Hero or Villain?


"Noel Klaus" using her main weapon, dual pistols - Hero or Villain?


#7  "Spirit Klaus" - Hero or Villain?


"Spirit Klaus" using his main weapon, hand blasters - Hero or Villain?


#8  "Velvel"-  Hero or Villain?


"Velvel" using his main weapon, rifle - Hero or Villain?


#9  "The Pink Hostage" - Hero or Villain?


"The Pink Hostage" using his main weapon, shield - Hero or Villain?


#10  The bonus round: "Dude Gnarly" - Hero or Villain?


"Dude Gnarly" using his main weapon, hand blasters - Hero or Villain?

And a thank you for participating!  Keep an eye on the first slide for the follow-up article!


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I'm a gamer. I'm a reality junkie. I'm a cynic. I'm a dinosaur. I'm a writer. I'm so much more than a paragraph can say. You want more? Ok. I started a video game show on the internet some time ago. See, I've played video games since Intellivision and Atari 2600 and PONG back in the day. Retro-gaming doesn't really fire me up as much as seeing how the community ticks. And after seeing way too many "I'm too young to have played this game when it first came out but it MAKES ME SO ANGRY" reviewers who would happily eviscerate my childhood for lulz... yeah I tossed my hat into the ring. the quickly scooped it back up, I'm told I have a bald spot that needs covering. Outside of gaming... yes I go outside shut up... I like to play paintball when I can. I snowboard a lot, when I can. I go mountain biking, when I can... seeing a trend yet? I prefer reality to video games, but at 4 AM it's hard to find a paintball game going on. Lately I livestream a lot, playing video games for an audience.