" Mike, would you have a seperate category, one for orginal characters and one for existing characters? (provided there are enough entries to justify both)"
I say stick to the original plan; one prize one winner, let's face it there isn't any character going to be made here that is 100% original so just look at the end results and if an existing character is better made then an " original" one so be it.
And tweety i think Mr Burns is a supevillain albeit a bit cartoonesk, i think he is the lex luthor on the simpsons, and Lex Luthor is a supervillain in my book
I know he isn't the villain with superpowers like the X men , but Batman hasn't got superpowers yet he still is called a superhero, same goes for the joker and a couple of other ones aswell