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TV Recap: 'Face Off' Episode 402 - 'Heroic Proportions'

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Face Off Episode 402
“Heroic Proportions”
Original Airdate: 22 January 2013

In This Episode...

The contestants must make their own superhero. The winner of this week’s challenge will see their characters appear in an upcoming DC comic book. There were no guest judges.

The Creations

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Eric Z.’s superhero was based on his real-life hero, his father. Unfortunately, his superhero had a massively overdeveloped left arm - but was not named Captain Whack-Off. He is safe.

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Autumn wanted to make a 1970s-style superhero, one her daughter would want to be. She was definitely the most superhero-y, but it was a sloppy paint job. She is safe.

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Alam had problems. She made a glass man hero. It had a really cool face sculpt, but he was basically wearing a unitard that looked like pajamas. The big problem was the enormous back piece, with huge shards of “glass,” was far too heavy. She had to remove it before her model went out on stage. She is safe.

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Jenna’s hero was named Silversight, whom she imagined as Wonder Woman with wings. The wings were kind of a mess and the face makeup was basically a half mask. She is safe.

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Alex made an underwater superhero with tentacles and scales. A perfectly adequate facial sculpt was marred by tentacles that looked like lumpy stuffed socks. “H2O” was written on her chest which made me want to slap her. She is safe.

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Kris’s was another, perfectly adequate facial sculpt with split-open skull that was kind of cool (except that it was painted weird neon colors.) The costuming was unforgivable. He is safe.

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Wayne’s hero was called Solarium, a protector of the Earth. The paint job wasn’t finished. He is safe.

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Anthony wanted to do a lava hero. As the time ticked down, he couldn’t get his mold open and had to forgo the chest and back piece. His awesome cracked lava sculpt saved him. Neville said he turned lemons into lemonade. Ve felt this was the first lava theme that worked. Glenn thought the head sculpt was genius and loved the way the colors tied together. He is a top look.

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Eric F. fell back on his horror illustration skills to create Dick Gritty (hee hee) a 1940s character who was left for dead by an evil crime syndicate (not that there are many benevolent crime syndicates.) He exposed human anatomy with clear domes and has working, visible lungs. Glenn felt that Eric took a risk - and it paid off (it also reminded him of a toy he had as a kid.) Neville was impressed with Eric’s accurate working knowledge of human anatomy. He is a top look.

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House created Robot Girl, a “kick-ass cyber girl,” a pro fighter in the future who is out for revenge. She is pretty cool, with cyber tentacles coming out of her head. This character really spoke to Glenn; Ve liked how cohesive the muscle and tissue and wiring worked together. He is a top look.

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Michael’s hero was Elijah, bringer of plagues, based on a traditional plague doctor. He was having a touch time with the mask and it shows. The whole affair looks like a cheap drugstore Halloween costume. There was no sculpting and virtually no makeup; the face was simply a fabricated mask. Glenn found that unacceptable and the entire project was time squandered. Ve agreed. He was a bottom look.

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Meagan created Freedom Fighter, a hero built from the Twin Towers. Unfortunately, the terrible face sculpt looked like a melty Jigsaw face, and the Twin Tower arm pieces looked like remote controls, according to Ve. Not only that, but the arm pieces wouldn’t stay on, so Meagan duct taped them on - and thought no one would notice. She is a bottom look.

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Katie’s hero, Re-Volt, was some kind of electricity hero. She wanted the costume to have a sort of homemade feel, because she wanted it to look like the hero himself had made it in his home (or his parents’ basement.) So right there, you know that will bite her in the ass. And it did. Glenn thought it looked like a Juggalo tiki mask from a Halloween frat party. She is a bottom look.

The Verdict?

Despite his lack of chest pieces, Anthony’s sculpt was so good, and his costuming so seamless, that he won. Two in a row - wouldn’t that be fun if he made a clean sweep?

Michael was sent home. That must have been a tough choice - there were a lot of terrible projects.

Dig It or Bury It?

This week’s challenge was kind of boring: make a superhero. There was no other direction, no limits, nothing. Just make a superhero. That would be fine, but then the projects were so terrible this week. At one point, I was so frustrated I wanted them all to go home.

Prophecies?

A demonic challenge with a devilish twist. 

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