Another fun idea posted over at Random Panels (I don't know whether this is a full-blown meme yet, but I'll do my best to make it one): Taking the HeroMachine generator (an on-line tool that lets you create your own heroes by mixing-and-matching assorted features, costume parts, and even animal sidekicks! Brandon's epiphany: It's a lot more fun to just hit the "random" button and see the character that results from that.
While you can click the "Randomize All" button to spontaneously generate your new character, I found it more enjoyable to build them up one random element at a time.
Here are the characters that resulted from my experiments. (Sorry the first one's cropped too close to show her feet; I made that one before adjusting my screen resolution so that the full character showed up when I hit PrintScreen. And as you can see, it wasn't until the third try that I decided to use the "background" feature.)
As if that isn't wacky enough, now comes the fun part...coming up with names and/or backstories for your new characters. Or possibly having a cerebral meltdown trying to make sense of them. And this was Brandon's true stroke of genius: He let his readers offer their own suggestions. So, I'll follow suit.
Do you have any ideas who these people (and I use the term "people" loosely) are and how they came to be?