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Core Hunter was once a Hero of the Hero Factory, and had a good relationship with Preston Stormer. However, he began slowly getting more and more involved in crime with becoming associated with smuggling before finally breaking away from the Hero Factory and becoming a villain. Core Hunter became obsessed with removing Hero's cores to disable them and show off. Several missions to catch Core Hunter were unsuccessful, including one that where Core Hunter's getaway vehicle was destroyed, causing him to destroy the Hero's vehicle and then use a virus to take out all the vehicles on the planet in response. At some point, Core Hunter also created a duplicate of himself.
Core Hunter once bought a map from Speeda Demon that showed the locations of the three Doom Box fragments spread around the universe. Core Hunter went to retrieve them to make the threat of him using the weapon enough to make him the ruler of the galaxy. At the first location, it was hidden in a secret vault guarded specifically against intruders breaking in. Core Hunter disassembled himself and waited until he was taken into the vault in a crate. Once inside, Core Hunter rebuilt himself, took the fragment and escaped, hiding it in the mine while situating himself in a nearby power plant. Dunkan Bulk arrived and Core Hunter captured him in a power net, but Bulk freed himself by running into a dynamo. Core Hunter then began to destroy the second dynamo and triggered an explosion at the plant and escaped.
The villain retrieved the second Doom Box fragment and gave it to his duplicate, who he sent to an unnamed criminal world. He had his duplicate let Geb hide the box fragment in a vault on the planet. While watching from afar, he saw Stormer arrive and outwit his duplicate. As Stormer was apprehending it, Core Hunter detonated the duplicate, and informed Stormer that he was off-planet to throw Stormer off the trail of the Doom Box fragment. After getting the third piece, Core Hunter went to hide it on a derelict ship in space. Upon arriving he was attacked by a vicious winged creature who attacked Jimi Stringer when the Hero boarded the ship to chase Core Hunter. Facing mutual death at the hands of the creature, Stringer was forced to work with Core Hunter to navigate the creature out through the airlocks. As Stringer escorted it, Core Hunter operated the airlocks and left Stringer out to die. He then hid the fragment of the Doom Box in the ship's cargo bay. The villain stole Stringer's ship, but there was a tracking device on it, and it was piloted right to Makuhero City where Core Hunter was caught and put in prison.
During the mass breakout orchestrated by the villains Black Phantom and Voltix, Core Hunter was able to escape the jail. However, unlike many other villains, Core Hunter remained in the area, working his way through Makuhero City with the intent to disable any Heroes he comes across. Bulk was assigned to stop and apprehend him, and began a cross-galaxy chase to capture the villain. Core Hunter traveled to Tansari IV, where he attacked Hero Jimi Stringer, who had just arrested Voltix. Bulk arrived soon after, and chased Core Hunter off of the planet. Core Hunter then began his operation to retrieve the fragments of the Doom Box. First he went to Geb, only to find that Bulk and Natalie Breez were already there with the fragment. Core Hunter used anti-gravity devices to retrieve the Doom Box fragment and send Geb into orbit. Bulk fired his Missile Launcher at Core Hunter, but Arctur saved Core Hunter and told him that Heroes were at the fragment located at the mine. Core Hunter rushed off to the mine and retrieved the fragment, putting down a thick layer of artificial dust to cover his tracks.
Finally, Core Hunter went to the ship containing the third fragment, which was now junked in a ship graveyard. He hired a band of mercenaries to defend against Alpha 1 Team, who he knew was coming for him. In the cargo bay, Core Hunter assembled two of the fragments but not the third as he had no intention of actually using the Doom Box. In a standoff with Alpha 1, Core Hunter was attacked by Mark Surge who utilized his Electricity Shooter, giving Core Hunter spasms that caused him to accidentally reform the Doom Box. Arctur appeared and offered to take Core Hunter to where the Doom Box was forged, the only place it could be used. Core Hunter accepted, and was teleported there, but soon Arctur and all of Alpha 1 confronted him. After Arctur was killed by Core Hunter, the Heroes goaded the villain into activating the Doom Box, while Breez used the Hero Core Remover Tool to absorb the Doom Box's energies and render it harmless, inadvertently supercharging the weapon. Core Hunter used his tool to incapacitate the Heroes, except for Surge, who he offered a position in his new empire. Surge instead fired his shooter at Core Hunter, causing the villain's powers to fold in on himself, until his body slowly winked out of existence.
Abilities and Traits
Core Hunter was an extremely methodical and precise villain, with a surgical intelligence and a perfectionist attitude towards his villainous career. His obsession with removing Hero Cores eventually developed into his criminal specialty, and he was known to lust for more and more Cores to add to his collection. Core Hunter's belief of being a powerful villain motivated him, and he became frustrated when Stormer said he was only a small-time criminal.
Weapons and Tools
Core Hunter bears a Multi Vision Mask, a custom made pair of goggles with infrared and x-ray vision capabilities.
The Hero Core Remover Tool is Core Hunter's signature weapon, used in his hunts to acquire Hero Cores from fallen Heroes.
He also uses a Plasma Shooter.
The Core Hunter set, 6222, has been released in the second wave of the Hero Factory Breakout line, in the summer of 2012. The set contains 51 pieces, including a new Hero Core set with a printed code for use in online content. The Hero Core is not used in the actual set.
- Omega Recon Reports (First Appearance)
- Secret Mission 1: The Doom Box
- Secret Mission 3: Collision Course (Mentioned Only)
- Secret Mission 5: Mirror World (In Citadel Parallel Universe)
- Breakout (Game) (Non-canonical Appearance)
|Von Nebula's Gang||Von Nebula | XPlode | Meltdown | Corroder | Thunder | Rotor | Vapor|
|Fire Villains||Fire Lord | Drilldozer | Jetbug | Nitroblast|
|Legion of Darkness|
|Black Phantom | Toxic Reapa | Jawblade | Splitface | Thornraxx | Voltix | XT4 | Speeda Demon|
|Other||Silver | Witch Doctor | Core Hunter | Geb|
|Hero Factory Sets of Mid-2012|
|Small||6221 Nex | 6229 XT4 | 6282 Stringer|
|Medium||6222 Core Hunter | 6223 Bulk | 6283 Voltix|
|Large||6230 Stormer XL | 6231 Speeda Demon|
|see full list|