Alpha 1 Team
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|Alpha 1 Team|
The Alpha 1 Team is an elite Hero Factory team.
Alpha 1 was the first active Hero Factory squad, led by veteran Hero Thresher. Thresher organized the formation of his team, gaining newly created rookie Heroes Preston Stormer, Jimi Stringer, Dunkan Bulk, and Von Ness. Alpha 1 became reputed as a legendary team within the Hero Factory, and it was the dream of many Heroes to be leader of the team. Stormer had aspirations to become leader of Alpha 1, like many others, and targeted the position specifically, despite idolizing Thresher. After many successes the missions began to get more routine due to Alpha 1 scaring off criminals. Thresher left to investigate a crash of XT4 at Makuro Industries and Stormer and Stringer were sent to watch a move of mining robots but found no move and were attacked. XT4 arrived, saving them, alleging to be Alpha 1's new rookie. He was taken back to Hero Factory where XT4 met Bulk and Von Ness, where he stole company secrets and escaped in a Drop Ship. He was pursued to Asteroid J-54, where Bulk and Von Ness went on the asteroid to stop a prison break. While they fended off enemies, Stormer and Stringer were pinned in by an ore freighter with its engines set to explode. The only way to escape was blocked by Black Phantom's Drop Ship. He announced the Legion of Darkness to Stormer before leaving the Heroes trapped in the explosion. Thresher arrived and saved Stormer and Stringer and picked up Bulk and Von Ness. Von Ness secretly had allowed XT4, Voltix, and Toxic Reapa to escape, causing the mission to a total failure.
After Stormer and Stringer recovered from their injuries, Thresher and Nathaniel Zib called a meeting with the team and announced that Hero Factory's reputation was in tatters and it would be impossible to regain it, causing Akiyama Makuro to close down Hero Factory. Stormer resisted, but Bulk, Stringer, and Von Ness accepted security guard positions at Makuro Industries and departed, though Stormer gave them Hero transmitters. The power then went out at Hero Factory, causing Thresher to investigate in the Assembly Tower and Stormer at the power core. Stormer found XT4 and Splitface and began to fight them while Thesher encountered Voltix, Speeda Demon, and Toxic Reapa. Despite Thesher's best efforts, he was no match for all three of the villains alone and captured. Stormer managed to outwit Splitface, but was attacked by Black Phantom. Black Phantom explained his plan to have the Legion captured, leaving him as the destroyer of Hero Factory with no competition. Just then the other Heroes arrived, responding to a signal Stormer sent and attacked, Von Ness defeating XT4. They chased Black Phantom into the Assembly Tower where Stormer told the other villains their leader's plan causing them to rebel. In the chaos Von Ness saved Thresher and the villains were apprehended. Though Thresher covered up the incident as it almost was disastrous, Makuro commended Alpha 1's bravery and announced his plans to go ahead with Hero Factory.
While responding to a routine burglary alarm, Thresher, Stormer, and Ness encountered a giant mechanoid running rampant in New Stellac City. Thresher was incapacitated trying to protect the rookies, and Stormer ordered Ness to guard the fallen leader, while he challenged the robot. Von Ness instead stole their Drop Ship and fled the area out of cowardice; Stormer attempted to stop him, but was unable to. Using the taking off ship as a leverage point, Stormer was eventually able to disable the robot, saving the city and Thresher.
Stormer eventually became the leader of Alpha 1, replacing Thresher, who willingly stood down to allow the new generation of Heroes to succeed. As a result of his previous experiences with Von Ness, Stormer was extremely rough with new recruits to his team, with most of them transferring out due to the pressure. Stringer and Bulk remained permanent fixtures on the team, veteran Heroes themselves. Von Ness became the criminal mastermind known as Von Nebula, having sworn revenge against Stormer.
The Alpha 1 Team was once called in to investigate the vanishing of the planet Almaak IV. The governing officials of Almaak V blamed the planet's disappearance on a weapon that had been invented in the Prima Giedi system. It was Jimi Stringer who discovered that the planet was merely cloaked by a holographic projection. The team discovered that Almaak V officials were responsible; the government was attempting to incite a war with the Prima Giedi system.
The senior Alpha 1 members had a series of conflicts against rogue villain Core Hunter. Bulk fought him on one planet, but Core Hunter escaped by rigging a power plant to blow. On an unnamed criminal world Stormer came into conflict with Core Hunter's duplicate, and captured it before the real Core Hunter destroyed it. Finally, Stringer and Core Hunter had the final showdown on a space freighter where they had to band together to drive off a creature. In the aftermath Core Hunter stole Stringer's ship, but it was able to be taken over remotely and this lead to Core Hunter's capture.
Alpha 1 was assigned to fight off a villain named Cornelius Zo and his army of giant Tiger Ants that were destroying a city. Bulk drove the ants off using a tank called the Crusher.
Rise of the Rookies
A division of rookies, lead by William Furno, was attached to the Alpha 1 team and named Rookie 1. Alpha 1, accompanied by Rookie 1, was assigned to guard a shipment of C-4000 explosives headed for a mining center on Merak 9. Upon arriving at the asteroid, the center was attacked by XPlode and Rotor. Though the team managed to protect the shipment, both villains escaped.
Later, team leader Stormer, with the rookies William Furno, Natalie Breez, and Mark Surge, responded to an attack on a Lemus 2 explosives plant by Rotor and XPlode. Stormer was injured, but the rookies succeeded in fending off the criminals. While XPlode escaped, Rotor was arrested by Furno.
Team members Dunkan Bulk and Jimi Stringer, along with Breez and Surge, repaired the damage on Lemus 2 and oversaw the installation of new security measures for the explosives plant. The four Heroes were then called to respond to an attack on the construction site of Penitentiary 1331 on Tantalus 5 by Corroder. While Breez evacuated the workers, Bulk, Stringer, and Surge engaged Corroder. Bulk sustained serious injuries after becoming pinned under a pile of girders and the three were forced to create a Hero Cell until Furno arrived. Furno defeated Corroder and convinced him that more Heroes had arrived when Breez appeared in a Hero Craft. Corroder fled, and Bulk was taken back to Hero Factory to be recharged.
Stormer and the rookie team went to Mekron City in response to an alert. Upon their arrival, Police Chief Drax, infected with nanobots, attacked them and the Heroes were forced to subdue him. Meltdown appeared and infected Stormer with nanobots as well before escaping. Stormer was taken back to Hero Factory, where the nanobots took full control of him. Stormer escaped the building, despite Bulk, Stringer, and Furno's attempts to stop him. Furno went after Stormer while the rest of the team traveled to Lunar Tratix to find a cure. Furno fought with Stormer, making the leader realize that there was still a piece of his personality left. This was enough for Stormer to suppress the effects of the nanobots long enough to be taken back to Hero Factory and cured.
The team later traveled to New Stellac City to answer a distress call. There they found Thunder, who was soon joined by XPlode, Corroder, and Meltdown, who attacked the three. The rookie team quickly arrived to aid them. Von Nebula appeared in a black hole, and Stormer and Furno followed him into it. Tricking the criminal mastermind, the two trapped Von Nebula within his own staff. The other villains fired upon the rest of the team until they ran out of ammunition. They were then arrested and transported back to Hero Factory.
Ordeal of Fire
Alpha leader Stormer, along with Furno, Breez and Surge, responded to an alert at Tanker Station 22, where the Fire Lord and his minions Drilldozer, Nitroblast, and Jetbug were attacking. The Heroes were unable to fend off the villains, and they were forced to fall back. Before they could escape with the station workers, they were cornered by the Fire Lord and his minions. However, Surge broke away from the group, drawing the villains fire towards him, giving the group enough time to escape.
Stormer and the remaining rookies returned to the Hero Factory, where they attempted to acquire an upgrade to 2.0 forms. Akiyama Makuro refused to let them be upgraded, as the process was unfinished. They eventually convinced him to allow it, and the Heroes were successfully upgraded.
The three Heroes returned to Tanker Station 22, where they engaged the Fire Lord and his forces in combat. With assistance from 2.0 Heroes Julius Nex and Nathan Evo, as well as Surge, the Alpha Team was successful in defeating the criminals, and apprehended them, returning them to Hero Factory. Surge received an upgrade, and was presented an Ice Spear Blaster at a ceremony commending his bravery.
New Hero Daniel Rocka joined Alpha 1's rookie division, and later went on a mission to Quatros replying to a distress call from the recently Aldous Witch, Stormer's old professor. Once there, Rocka reported that the planet was unstable and the wildlife had turned aggressive as a result of Witch's use of corrupted Quaza, and Rocka was assaulted by With Doctor and his Fangz hounds. Alpha 1 members Stormer, Stringer, Bulk, Furno, and Nex were outfitted with jungle based armor and weaponry, and traveled to Quatros to aid Rocka. Once there, the injured Rocka told Stormer that Witch Doctor, Aldous Witch's new identity, had attacked him; Furno was unable to catch the nearby Witch, forcing them to travel across the jungle with the upgraded Rocka to the site of his Quaza mining. Along the way, the group temporarily split up, with a unit headed by Rocka taking a malfunctioning space bridge directly to the mining site, and a unit headed by Furno traveling through the jungle. Rocka's group, consisting of Stormer and Bulk, was shrunk down by the teleportation device, and eventually captured by the Witch Doctor. Furno's group encountered a corrupted Scorpio and Waspix; they were able to defeat the Waspix and free it from the corrupted Quaza, but the Scorpio chased them all the way to the mining site. Furno's group freed the other unit, as well as all of the other infected animals, and engaged Witch Doctor in a fight. An augmented Rocka, enhanced with ancient armor discovered by Furno, helped turn the tide of the battle, and Witch was eventually defeated and apprehended, and the planet was returned to the way it used to be.
Following the massive breakout in the Hero Factory (orchestrated by Black Phantom and Voltix), in which most of the captured villains within the Hero Factory's containment facility escaped, Alpha 1 Team was outfitted with new armor and Hero Cuffs to help bring the villains back in. They were sent after various criminals to locations in the galaxy. Stormer was sent after Speeda Demon, Surge after Splitface, Stringer after Voltix, Furno after Jawblade, Evo after Toxic Reapa, Breez after Thornraxx, Bulk after Core Hunter, and Nex after XT4. Rocka, however, was the only Hero left in Hero Factory when Black Phantom took it over. While the other heroes went after their villains, Rocka learned of Black Phantom's take over of the building. He then went to Makuro's room to deactivate the Failsafe Shield Black Phantom had put it up. By that time Stormer, Furno, Evo, and Surge had returned successfully and Rocka went to them and tracked Black Phantom into the Assembly Tower. With Evo's idea, Rocka plugged Black Phantom into the system more than he was, overloading his energy systems. Hero Factory was restored, and Stringer then arrived with Voltix. The present members of the team were informed by Nathaniel Zib that Black Phantom had transferred the building's schematics to an unknown recipient. Despite most of Alpha 1's success, Breez, Bulk, and Nex failed in their missions and Voltix and Speeda Demon were able to escape yet again.
A new rookie later joined the team.
The Doom Box
Alpha 1 was called in to respond to a Delta-Red warning, that the galaxy was in danger due to Core Hunter re-assembling the fragments of the Doom Box, which would lead to the galaxy's destruction. After reviewing their previous missions against Core Hunter, they realized where they could find the locations. Splitting up into teams of two, they went to the site of previous battles against Core Hunter. Bulk and Breez found a fragment but Arctur saved the villain. Furno and Stormer were too late at their fragment, but Arctur gave them a Speeda Demon lead. Rocka interrogated Splitface on Asteroid J-54 and learned the name of the planet where the Doom Box was forged. Surge and Stringer were at the final location, and were joined by the other Alpha 1 members. They found Core Hunter with the three fragments, and Surge impulsively attacked Core Hunter, giving the villain spasms and causing him to form the box. Arctur shattered it and teleported him to where the Doom Box was forged. He then explained to the Heroes that Core Hunter has to activate the Doom Box so his Hero Core Remover Tool can absorb its energies, rendering the Doom Box harmless. The Heroes met Rocka and confronted Core Hunter, Stormer goading the villain into activating it. Breez then used Core Hunter's weapon to absorb the Doom Box's energies, rendering it harmless. Core Hunter was left with the energy and began to attack the Heroes, but Surge reflected the villain's powers at him, causing Core Hunter's body to fold and vanish. With Arctur being the only casualty, the Doom Box was put in Hero Factory and Alpha 1 went back to recapturing villains.
After all major criminals had been captured, a meeting was called between Alpha 1 members save Surge, Nex, the new rookie, and Stringer. The team then picked up a signal call from the Valiant in deep space, a ship commanded by Stormer's old friend, Aquax. It began heading on a collision course directly to the Hero Factory and Rocka and Breez were sent on the Valiant. The other team members lost contact with them and Bulk and Furno voted to simply blow up the ship, even with the knowledge that it would kill Rocka and Breez in the process. Stormer refused and took a jetpack for himself. On the ship, Breez and Rocka arrived and found it strangely empty, with Breez picking up more organic than mechanical energy signatures. Rocka went to engineering to try and cut off the power flow to the engines, and then was attacked by a group of Brains. Running from auxiliary control, Rocka entered engineering and saw twenty crew members, all controlled by Brains. Breez met Xera, who claimed to be a refugee from the Brains, and sent her into the ventilation system to escape and free crew members. However, this mission did not go well as she was attacked by a Brain, but managed to restore the crewmen's power. Stormer had been flying to the ship and radioed Aquax, but grew suspicious, and tried to board but the Valiant fired upon him. He managed to get on the ship and meet Breez, but the Brains' swarm leader, Kirch, had captured Rocka. Evo and other Heroes then arrived, but had new orders that Furno gave after talking to Bulk, who was resigning after condemning Stormer and his teammates to death. The Drop Ship's led by Evo held the Valiant still with tractor beams, and it worked until Kirch started firing on them. Aquax confronted Breez and Stormer but was defeated by Xera, who had done so only due to Aquax's disobeying of Kirch in letting Stormer board, and attacked the Heroes but was defeated by Breez. Bulk and Furno then arrived on their Drop Ships, and sent the Valiant toward the Makuhero sun, forcing Kirch to give up Rocka and leave. As Kirch was vaporized, the ship was heading now for the sun, but Bulk destroyed the engines, stopping them. The Valiant's explosive material was discharged in front of the ship, blowing it away from the sun. Returning to Hero Factory, Stormer refused to accept Bulk's resignation, but added that the Brain's plan was likely just beginning.
Stringer managed to get to a working communications tower and radioed Furno for help before he his mind was taken over by the Brains. Stormer sent Bulk and Furno to the city with a prototype Drop Ship. Bulk disguised it as a cargo ship, but they were attacked by three ships and a battle cruiser, and Bulk hid behind a moon. When Bulk and Furno touched down outside Tranquis they found the area deserted, and pursued a single robot by tunneling underground. They broke into a secret lab underground and were attacked by security robots, but Bulk distracted them with likozite and a flashbang. Going to the roof of a building, Furno saw the robots with Brains on their head surrounding the building, and the two fled to another building. There Stringer and other robots controlled by Brains ambushed them until Karter and his security robots saved them. Karter took them back to his lab and explained he and Dumacc were trying to get a cure for the Brains as Tranquis VII robots had a partial immunity after a previous environmental catastrophe. However, Bulk and Furno were asked to stop drawing attention to them, and Dumacc jailed them when they refused. Stringer then called Stormer for Hero reinforcements, worrying Stormer as Stringer seemed out of character. Zib inspired Stormer to take command of the prototype Drop Ship remotely to have more control of the situation. Dumacc gave Furno and Bulk their weapons back to defend the lab from Brains, saying if they got to the superweapon Project Sunstorm, the Brains would be invincible. Bulk had Karter draw Brains away for him to defeat them while Furno went to Stringer and fought him. Turning down Stringer's offer of a place in a Brain empire, Furno cuffed Stringer until Stringer attempted suicide but was saved by Stormer's Drop Ship. Furno knocked the Brain off Stringer as Stormer flew to Bulk and gave him the Drop Ship, and Bulk rammed it in the ground and saw Brains controlling Dumacc were activating Project Sunstorm. Furno and Stringer arrived just in time for Bulk to defeat the Brains with a flashbang.
Most of Alpha 1 and Zib arrived later on the planet and put the Brains in stasis. At one point, Bulk looked at Zib who was examining Project Sunstorm and found Karter had knocked him unconscious and destroyed the weapon. Karter tried to stab Bulk with a dagger but was defeated and the Heroes put him in jail in Hero Factory. Stormer and Stringer discussed that the Brains must be controlled and made by another power and that there was a governmental conspiracy that createdc Project Sunstorm, but that the Brains are a more pressing threat.
Attack on Makuhero City
Alpha 1 consists of two divisions, Heroes and the Rookie 1 unit. Furno, Breez, and Surge were initially rookies under the supervision of Alpha Team, but were later promoted to full-fledged Heroes. Brand new Heroes Evo and Nex later joined the Alpha Team to help fight off the Fire Lord and his minions, and Rocka joined soon after, establishing himself as a team member on their fights in Quatros. The Alpha 1 team has also recently gained a new rookie, who is currently stationed solo in the outer sectors of Hero Factory jurisdiction, where he is considered a freedom fighter for the frontier worlds there.
- Mission: "New Stellac City"
- Mission: "Tiger Ants"
- Mission: Almaak IV Disappearance
- Mission: Von Nebula
- Mission: Ordeal of Fire
- Mission: Savage Planet
- Mission: Catch 'Em and Cuff 'Em
Preston Stormer (Leader)
- Comic 1: Trials of Furno
- Episode 1: Trials of Furno
- Comic 2: Core Crisis
- Episode 2: Core Crisis
- Comic 3: The Enemy Within
- Episode 3: The Enemy Within
- Comic 4: Von Nebula Rising
- Episode 4: Von Nebula
- Comic 5: Ordeal of Fire (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Episode 5: Ordeal of Fire
- Comic 6: Savage Planet
- Episode 6: Savage Planet Part 1
- Comic 7: Savage Planet 2
- Episode 7: Savage Planet Part 2
- Episode 8: Breakout Part 1
- Episode 9: Breakout Part 2
- Omega Recon Reports
- Secret Mission 1: The Doom Box
- Secret Mission 2: Legion of Darkness
- Secret Mission 3: Collision Course
- Secret Mission 4: Robot Rampage
- Episode 10: Brain Attack
- Hero Factory FM (Voice of Select Members Only)
- Hero Factory Promotional Magazine
- Stuck On A Problem! (Non-canonical Appearance of Select Members)
- Showdown! (Select Members)
- Jungle Of Danger! (Select Members)
- Breakout: Issue 1 (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Breakout: Issue 2 (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Makuhero Star (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Breakout! (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Mission: Von Nebula (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Creep Crushers (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Mission: Ordeal of Fire (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Mission: Savage Planet (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Assembly Tower Animation
- Hero Factory Promo Animation (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Creep Crushers Animation (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Ordeal of Fire Character Animations
- Breakout Animations
|Heroes of Hero Factory|
|Alpha 1 Team|
|Heroes||Preston Stormer | Dunkan Bulk | Jimi Stringer | William Furno | Mark Surge | Natalie Breez|
|Rookies||Julius Nex | Nathan Evo | Daniel Rocka|
|Alpha 1 Team|
|Rookies||Preston Stormer | Dunkan Bulk | Jimi Stringer | Von Ness|
|Recon Team||Merrick Fortis | Omega | Vic Tory | Thelonious Fox | "Smith" | Daniel Rocka|
|Delta 9 Team||Lucas Valor | Nathan Slick | Emily Wise|