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|Hero Factory Staff|
Akiyama Makuro is the oldest known robot in the galaxy. Recognizing the growing amount of evil in the universe, Makuro created Hero Factory, a corporation dedicated to creating Heroes to protect the galaxy. He personally oversaw the creation of every Hero starting with Thresher and the Alpha 1 Team. At Preston Stormer's creation, Makuro felt he was going to be a special hero, and was correct as Stormer became leader of Alpha 1 after Thresher. Makuro, Thresher, and his main employee at Hero Factory Nathaniel Zib investigated a crash of a shipment of XT4 robots at Makuro Industries. While this happened Hero Factory suffered a massive failure at an Asteroid J-54 break-in and Makuro responded to bad-press by shutting down Hero Factory and turning it into a deep space research station. However, after the Legion of Darkness was defeated by A;pha 1, Makuro reopened the Hero Factory Over time, built Hero Factory into a symbol of safety across the galaxy. He also created the secretive Hero Recon Team, in order to have a division devoted to understanding criminal behavior, and selected Merrick Fortis to lead it. One time Zib's security system accidentally shot down Makuro's ship, and though it was unharmed Zib dismantled the system.
Seeing William Furno's creation, Makuro sensed the same thing he did about Stormer, and later told Zib about this.
After a lengthy time working on the process, Makuro debuted the Upgrade, a new larger, stronger Hero design. At a press conference, Makuro presented Julius Nex and Nathan Evo, the new heroes built with the new 2.0 design. Stormer, Furno, and Natalie Breez arrived after a failed mission attacking the Fire Lord, and requested Makuro to give them clearance to upgrade. Feeling that the act of upgrading existing Heroes was not yet safe, Makuro refused, but eventually was convinced and oversaw their successful upgrading.
Makuro was not present at the Hero Factory during the Breakout, but returned after it had occured. He approached Zib and Alpha 1 after the incident, sensing that the breakout was only part of a much larger operation. Zib confirmed this, saying that the schematics Makuro created for the Hero Factory have been transmitted to an unknown source by Black Phantom. Makuro gravely informed the Heroes that now the Hero making process can be replicated for nefarious purposes.
Citadel Parallel Universe
- Makuro was voiced by Malcolm McDowell in the Television Episodes.
- Makuro locks his door with a puzzle to create an 'H' for Hero Factory.
- Episode 1: Trials of Furno
- Episode 4: Von Nebula (Mentioned Only)
- Episode 5: Ordeal of Fire
- Episode 6: Savage Planet Part 1 (In a Flashback)
- Episode 9: Breakout Part 2
- Secret Mission 1: The Doom Box (Mentioned Only)
- Secret Mission 2: Legion of Darkness (Mentioned Only)
- Secret Mission 3: Collision Course (Mentioned Only)
- Secret Mission 5: Mirror World (In Citadel Parallel Universe)
- Hero Factory Promotional Magazine
- Ordeal of Fire Character Animations
|Staff of Hero Factory|
|Akiyama Makuro | Aldous Witch (formerly) | Big Joe | Lucy | Nathaniel Zib | Quadal | Mak Megahertz|