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Rocka was built in the Assembly Tower using the most up-to-date parts and the most advanced technology. His design was based off of William Furno, in the hopes of producing another successful and powerful rookie. After his creation, Rocka began spending large amounts of time in the Training Sphere, completing over 100 missions in it. He also became friends with the Alpha 1 Team, and eventually joined their Rookie 1 division. However, he was also a secretly a member of the Hero Recon Team, unbeknownst to his comrades.
While Rocka was speaking with Professor Zib on his way back to the Hero Factory, after another successful mission, the Factory received a distress call from Professor Aldous Witch on the planet Quatros. Rocka was nearby, so he volunteered to go assist him; Zib instructed him to wait for backup, but Rocka disregarded the orders, and communication was soon disrupted between them due to something on Quatros. Upon arriving, Rocka was attacked by a Fangz hound, though the beast quickly abandoned the fight. Tailing the hound, he discovered that the distress call was a trap, and Professor Witch, now Witch Doctor, sent two more hounds to assault him.
Five other members of the Alpha 1 Team, Preston Stormer, William Furno, Julius Nex, Dunkan Bulk, and Jimi Stringer were given new armor, weapons, and abilities in order to endure the jungle environment, and set out to recover their teammate. The team arrived on Quatros and discovered the wounded Rocka, as well as Witch Doctor and his animal slaves. Rocka was healed by Nex and outfitted with new lion armor, choosing the animal because of the gold motif matching his previous armor. During the journey to confront the Witch Doctor, Rocka continually clashed with Furno, who perceived the rookie to be too headstrong.
When the group encountered a teleportation bridge capable of letting three of them cross to where the Witch Doctor was, Stormer assigned Rocka and Furno each to lead a three man cell, one using the bridge and one traversing the jungle. Rocka led Stormer and Bulk, though the teleportation gate accidentally rearranged them in a smaller form. They were able to elude several Fangz before Rocka and Bulk were captured by the Witch Doctor. The two were eventually rescued by Furno's unit, and restored to size when they recharged the bridge. Furno devised a method for Rocka to be able to defeat the Witch Doctor, using ancient armor pieces found in a temple to increase the rookie's size and strength. Witch Doctor engaged the rookie in a fight and eventually gained the upper hand, but his Skull Staff was taken by Stormer and broken, eliminating his source of power. Furno worked with Bulk to return Witch's stolen supply of Quaza to the planet, preventing it from exploding, and saving them all. With Witch arrested, the team returned to their ships to travel back to the Hero Factory; several grateful Fangz hounds also came to see them off, displaying affection towards Rocka.
Rocka received a new set of armor before a mission to capture the villain Voltix, which Rocka and Furno were able to perform successfully. However, when delivering Voltix to the villain containment area of the Hero Factory, the villain revealed that he had let himself be captured, and triggered the Von Nebula's Staff to generate a black hole that allowed all captured villains to escape in a mass breakout. The rest of Alpha 1 Team received new sets of armor as well, in order to track down the escaped villains on solo missions. Rocka was secretly tasked with protecting the Black Hole Orb Staff, though his refusal to go on a mission attracted the attention of Professor Zib.
Once the rest of the Heroes had been dispatched, the villain Black Phantom took over the Hero Factory with the help of his Arachnix drone, activating the building's failsafe shield to ensure that no Heroes could come to the rescue. Using his knowledge as a member of the Recon Team, Rocka was able to stay in contact with Professor Zib over a secret frequency, and began traveling to Akiyama Makuro's office, where he knew he could disable the failsafe shield.
While attempting to reach the office through an elevator shaft, Rocka was spotted by Black Phantom, who sent his Arachnix to stop Rocka. Despite being overwhelmed by the self replicating drone, Rocka managed to break free and reach the office door, which was locked with a puzzle switch. Rocka eventually rearranged the puzzle switch into the shape of Hero Factory's insignia, allowing him into a room where he deactivated the failsafe shield.
He regrouped with teammates Preston Stormer, William Furno, Nathan Evo, and Mark Surge outside the Hero Factory's Assembly Tower, which Black Phantom had reworked to enhance his own power. Here, Rocka revealed that he had been operating as a member of Hero Recon Team. The team entered the Assembly Tower, and Rocka climbed up the assembly equipment to take on Black Phantom while the rest of the team fought with Black Phantom's Arachnix on the floor of the Assembly Tower. Stormer ordered Rocka to unplug Black Phantom from the cables that were feeding power to him, but Evo, acting on a gut instinct, said to instead plug Black Phantom in even more. Stormer, trusting Evo's instincts, gave his support to Evo's plan. Rocka did this, successfully overloading Black Phantom with power and allowing Rocka to restrain Black Phantom with a pair of Hero Cuffs.
After the mission, Rocka and his team met with Zib and Makuro in mission control, where Zib revealed that while Hero Factory was on lockdown, a single file containing the plans for the Hero Factory itself had been sent to an unknown outside location, meaning villains elsewhere could duplicate the Hero Factory for their own nefarious purposes.
The Doom Box
During the hunt for the Doom Box, Rocka was contact by Stormer about a lead in stopping Core Hunter, given to him by Arctur. Rocka traveled to Asteroid J-54 and met Splitface, who was incarcerated. From Splitface, Rocka learned about Deneb's Doom Box map and the planet on which the Doom Box was forged. Going there, Rocka briefly met Arctur and was instructed to wait until the other Heroes arrived. Shortly after they arrived, Core Hunter killed Arctur, then assembled the box and it began to expand. Per Arctur's plan, Breez used the villain's Hero Core Remover Tool and it absorbed the Doom Box's energies, rendering it harmless. However it gave Core Hunter unlimited power which he used to defeat all the Heroes save Surge, who reflected the energy back at Core Hunter, causing his body to vanish. The Heroes picked up the Doom Box and left, logging Arctur as the sole casualty, and continued with Mission: Catch 'Em and Cuff 'Em.
Attack on Makuhero City
Zib recalled Rocka and other Alpha 1 Heroes when he detected a large army of Brain-controlled creatures about to invade Makuhero City. Rocka was upgraded into new armor and went with Alpha 1 to confront the monsters. During the fight, Dragon Bolt appeared in the sky and flew into Hero Factory. While the others returned to the factory to locate the missing Surge, Rocka pursued the dragon, tracking it to a storage center. After encountering Dragon Bolt, Rocka discovered a massive jetpack, and used it to battle the dragon. During their aerial fight about the city, Rocka jumped out of the jetpack and landed on Dragon Bolt's back and knocked the Brain off it. Rocka then rode the dragon to the ground and it aided him and the Heroes in cleaning up the city.
Rocka was also instrumental during the attack on Makuhero City for developing and distributing Hero Recon Bikes to his comrades, which helped the Heroes gain a needed speed advantage.
Rocka was modifying Hero Factory's sensor relays when Breez called him to a meeting where the aftermath of Mission: Catch 'Em and Cuff 'Em was discussed. When Breez and Stormer detected that the Valiant was in trouble, on a crash course for the Hero Factory, Rocka and Breez took jetpacks to fly there. Reaching the Valiant Rocka burst into the hull followed by Breez and began to look around. Rocka went alone to the engineering section to stop the ship. Working on breaking firewalls, Rocka was ambushed by several Brains. Escaping the Brains, he made it to engineering and took out Brain-controlled guards, before discovering twenty infected workers in the section. Recognizing he was outnumbered, Rocka took out some and threatened to blow up the Valiant. Kirch, the swarm leader, arrived and knocked Rocka unconscious, keeping him as a hostage. Rocka heard Evo announce he had arrived and managed to escape Kirch as the swarm leader began firing on Evo. Rocka ran auxiliary control when Bulk and Furno arrived, forcing the standoff on the Valiant resulting in Kirch and the Brains being incinerated. Rocka was on the ship when the Heroes and captain Aquax managed to save the Valiant from careening into the sun.
Rocka stayed inside the Hero Factory while Bulk and Furno journeyed to Tranquis VII to save Stringer. Rocka acquired a satellite imagery of the city of Tranquis for Stormer. After their mission was successful, Rocka arrived to the planet along with the rest of Alpha 1 to help and clean up the city after the destruction caused by the Brains.
Abilities and Traits
Rocka's outlook is very much like a younger Furno's; he is extremely self-assured and headstrong, willing to immediately take on a challenge without a thought to his own limitations. This confidence caused him to clash with Furno, but the two eventually settled their differences. His experience in the training sphere has given him a diverse skillset. As a member of the Recon Team, he is also versed in secrecy and espionage teachings.
Rocka specializes in technology, and excels in developing new software applications and devices.
Armor and Tools
In his 2.0 form, Rocka carried a Multi-Tool Ice Shield.
As part of his 3.0 upgrade, Rocka possessed the strength of a lion. He bore a double-claw combo tool as his 3.0 weapon. He was temporarily armored with ancient tools on Quatros, but has since stopped using these pieces.
With a newer armor upgrade, Rocka was given a helmet with a heat-vision scope, as well as new weapons: a Crossbow with an attached spear launcher, with an attached bandolier of spears, and a weaker version of the Hex Energy Shield, which he could use for both defense and melee combat.
During the Brain Attack, Rocka was given a new Plasma Sword and 360° Spinning Razor Shield; the shield can be controlled telepathically. He was also outfitted with new armor that include Hero Core Locking Clamps, boosting the power of his core, as well as a protective visor with enhanced night vision. He was additionally equipped with a jetpack to take on Dragon Bolt; the jetpack features numerous offensive capabilities as well as enhanced sensory displays.
Set 2143 Rocka 3.0 was released in the summer of 2011, as part of the canister wave. This set contains 30 pieces including a transparent green armor piece decorated with the name "Rocka 3.0" and a lion pattern. Parts from this set could be used with parts from 2145 Stormer 3.0 to build a combi model based on instructions available on HeroFactory.com. The lid of this set's canister also was printed with a HeroPad code that would unlock Rocka 3.0's version of the online game Creep Crushers.
Rocka was also released the same year in a large boxed set, 2282 Rocka XL. There are 174 pieces in this set, including two of the aforementioned printed armor piece and a gold sphere. A launcher in his right hand can fire the sphere when the sides are squeezed.
Another set featuring the character, 6202 Rocka, was released in 2012. Comprising 55 pieces, this set featured a ball shooter and shield, as well as a redesigned Hero Core containing a code which, when entered into the online game Breakout on the Hero Factory website, will give the player 300 points. Parts from Rocka can be combined with parts from 6203 Black Phantom to create a combi model based on instructions from HeroFactory.com.
Set 44002 Rocka was released as part of the early 2013 "Brain Attack" wave. This 43-piece set included a plasma blade sword, a spinning razor shield, and a new visor element hinged so that it could open or close over Rocka's new helmet. Like the other Hero sets in this wave, the set also included locking clamps to secure the Hero Core, which was the same style as the previous series and included a code for 400 game points in the new game Brain Attack. It could be combined with 44003 Scarox to create a non-canon combiner model.
- 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 (Mentioned Only)
- Secret Mission 1: The Doom Box
- Secret Mission 3: Collision Course
- Secret Mission 4: Robot Rampage
- Secret Mission 5: Mirror World (Mentioned Only)
- Episode 10: Brain Attack
- Dragon Bolt vs Jet Rocka!
- Face Off: Makuro's Secret Guidebook
- Breakout: Issue 1 (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Jungle Of Danger! (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Breakout! (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Mission: Savage Planet (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Breakout (Game) (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Breakout Animations
- Hero Factory Fox Sports Animations (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Brain Attack (Game) (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Greg Farshtey, Face Off: Makuro's Secret Guidebook p.36; August 2013
- herofactory.lego.com Bios - Rocka; 2011
- Face Off: Makuro's Secret Guidebook p.71
- Savage Planet: Part 2, Hero Factory Television Show; 5 September 2011
- Greg Farshtey, Secret Mission 3: Collision Course, p. ???; January, 2013
- herofactory.lego.com Products - Rocka 3.0; 2011
- Savage Planet: Part 1, Hero Factory Television Show; 5 September 2011
- Collision Course, p. ???
- Rocka's name was first identified as "Daniel Rocka" in the credits of some copies of the Savage Planet DVD, and later in Episode 10: Brain Attack.
- 2143 Rocka 3.0 Building Instructions on LEGO.com
- 2282 Rocka XL Building Instructions on LEGO.com
- 6202 Rocka Breakout Building Instructions on LEGO.com
- 44002 Rocka Brain Attack Building Instructions on LEGO.com
- 44014 Jet Rocka Building Instructions on LEGO.com
|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|
|Hero Factory Sets of Mid-2011|
|Small||2143 Rocka 3.0 | 2144 Nex 3.0 | 2145 Stormer 3.0 | 2182 Bulk 3.0 | 2183 Stringer 3.0 | 2191 Furno 3.0|
|Medium||2231 Waspix | 2232 Raw-Jaw | 2233 Fangz|
|Large||2236 Scorpio | 2282 Rocka XL | 2283 Witch Doctor|
|see full list|
|Hero Factory Sets of Early 2012|
|Small||6200 Evo | 6201 Toxic Reapa | 6216 Jawblade | 6217 Surge | 6228 Thornraxx|
|Medium||6202 Rocka | 6218 Splitface | 6227 Breez | 6293 Furno|
|Large||6203 Black Phantom|
|see full list|
|Hero Factory Sets of Early 2013|
|Small||44002 Rocka | 44003 Scarox | 44004 Bulk | 44006 Breez|
|Medium||44001 Pyrox | 44005 Bruizer | 44007 Ogrum|
|Large||44000 Furno XL|
|see full list|
|Hero Factory Sets of Mid-2013|
|Small||44012 Evo | 44013 Aquagon|
|Medium||44008 Surge | 44010 Stormer | 44011 Frost Beast|
|Large||44009 Dragon Bolt | 44014 Jet Rocka|
|see full list|