Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hurryin' Hoosier, the superhero!

What a pleasant surprise! Egyptoid at Ramblin' Gamer has used Fábrica de Heróis to design an Indiana-based superhero: The Hurryin' Hoosier! At his day job, he's journalist and avian veterinarian Gary Seymour (*snicker* -- the names of two towns in Indiana). As the flying, bird-loving superhero Hurryin' Hoosier, he's decked out in the colors and designs of the Indiana state flag.

More details from Egyptoid: "Apparently born to Wealthy Parents, the boy was raised in a boarding Orphanage, with all his expense paid, and a trust fund that paid off when he was 18. He was dropped off at the orphanage by an aged second cousin, but that person died before Gary was ever old enough to talk to him. The cousin muttered something about the child being raised by bald eagles in the Wyandotte state forest, but this was dismissed by the nurses as crazy talk. However, the lad grew to have an affinity with avians, so who knows.

"The closest friend and mentor Gary had at the school nearby the orphanage (IUM Childrens Home) was the science teacher, Mr. Broaderick.

"Gary keeps to this day a model he built of the B-58 Hustler from Grissom Air Force base, which he built when he was seven.

"At puberty his mental prowess accelerated, and he found his mental powers and comprehension of machines growing. He used his money to fund his way through IU Journalism school, keeping his powers a secret. He and Doc Broaderick worked on his super suit in secret.

"Someday he hopes the truth about his parentage will be revealed, how his mom gave him up at childbirth, the eagle story is false, and probably that his real father was spying on the Russians in 82."

Hee, hee, hee -- I LOVE it!


Erica said...

Very cool! The name really makes it :D

SallyP said...

I...I...words fail me.

TF said...


you should make this into a challenge! you should tag some people and have them make a FDH designed hero named after their blog!

ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

TF does have a nice idea ;).

Anyways, I really like the looks of that character, I'm going to pay Egyptoid a visit.

Saranga said...

Questions from the UK contingent:
Is Indiana known for it's bird life?
Is Hoosier an Indiana thing or was the character created for you?

Or am I asking daft questions?

Sea_of_Green said...

Tom and Chris -- Fun idea! I'll consider it, definitely. :-)

Saranga -- Not daft at all. A "Hoosier" is a native of the U.S. state of Indiana. If you were born in Indiana, you're a Hoosier, plain and simple. "Hoosier" is an old nickname (about 200 years old), and no one really knows what it means or where it came from. There are a lot of jokes about the origin of the word "Hoosier." I should post some of them someday.

Indiana isn't really world famous for its bird life, but we DO have a lot of birds -- including American Bald Eagles, which are actually kind of rare in the rest of the USA. For a mostly landlocked state, we also get a surprisingly large number of waterfowl -- geese, ducks, herons, coots, you name it. The state capital, Indianapolis, is also home to a family of Peregrine Falcons that nest in the office buildings and skyscrapers downtown.

Saranga said...

Ahh! Thanks for explaining :)

ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

It was educative for me too. I finally know what Hoosier means :D. I'm smarter than yesterday XD

Saranga said...

Hurrah for being smarter!