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|Known locations||Antropolis City|
|Conservation status||Extinct (One surviving)|
At some point, the Jumper species were created.
The Jumper species once lived peacefully underneath Antropolis City. Long ago, a group of unknown explorers explored their caverns. The Jumpers were hostile to the explorers, so the explorers made carvings on a pillar in the entering cavern that warn future explorers not to go further.
After three construction workers from the city attempted to create an underground tunnel for transit by drilling through the Jumpers' underground lair, the beasts were disturbed, thinking that they were being attacked, so they retaliated by kidnapping the construction workers. When the Hero Factory was called in to investigate the disappearances, they sent Nathan Evo, who brought a Battle Machine called the Evo Walker with him, to do the task. During the task, the Jumpers kidnapped another construction worker that told Evo about the disappearances, and then attacked Evo. The Jumpers then launched a massive invasion of the city. Evo called the Hero Factory for backup and Battle Machines. Six members of the Alpha 1 Team, Preston Stormer, William Furno, Daniel Rocka, Dunkan Bulk, Mark Surge, and Natalie Breez, arrived at the city to help Evo fight a small group of Jumpers. Stormer, Furno, Rocka, and Evo used four new Battle Machines to fight the Jumpers while the other Heroes fought some of the Jumpers personally. However, two mutated Jumpers dragged Stormer and Furno underground. The ruler and queen of the Jumpers, called the Queen Beast, imprisoned the two Heroes in Cocoons. Breez called reinforcements from the Hero Factory to fight the Jumpers in the city while she and the remaining Alpha 1 Team members went underground to rescue their friends.
While the five Heroes were traveling underground, the Jumpers there vigorously defended their lair from the Heroes, but were repeatedly rebuffed by the Heroes and their new Battle Machines. However, during the Jumpers' fights against the Heroes, a mutated Jumper called a Tunneler Beast kidnapped Surge. The queen imprisoned Surge in a cocoon. The Heroes eventually encountered the queen and attempted to eliminate the hostile threat by forcing the nest to fall into a pool of acid, but Breez, using her ability to communicate with animals, realized that the Jumpers were just defending their home, and attempted to negotiate a peaceful resolution with the Queen Beast. The Queen, agreeing with her proposal, recalled all the Jumpers from the city, ending the invasion. She gave the four Heroes their three comrades back. However, just when the seven Heroes were leaving the Jumpers' lair, one of the Jumpers accidentally triggered their discarded blaster and damaged the nest even further, killing more unhatched Jumpers. The queen noticed and got angry about it, making her mistakenly believe that the Heroes betrayed her and her kind, so she attacked the Heroes again. In the ensuing battle, the nest was completely destroyed and dropped into the pool of acid in the chamber below, destroying all but one of the Jumpers.
Despite the apparent destruction of the Jumpers and their nest, the Heroes forbade the citizens of Antropolis City from digging any more underground tunnels. During the return trip to Makuhero City, the Heroes planned to get cocoon goo out of their armor due to their battles with the Jumpers and joked about not having to deal with the Jumpers again, not noticing that a single cocoon with the remaining unhatched Jumper had somehow been placed on board on their Drop Ship for unknown reasons.[Episode 11]
Abilities and Traits
The Jumpers are quadrupedal beasts with large fangs and armored plating. They look like insects with rhinoceros-like heads. A Jumper is smaller than a Battle Machine pilot Hero. It is strong enough to fight the Rocka Crawler and break out of a Canister after being imprisoned there for a short time. The Jumpers can dig underground, and they can dig through holes in the ground to travel. They can use the holes as sneak attacks and a way to capture people. They can jump very high, hence their name. Jumpers are hatched from large Cocoons, and lived in a nest presided over by a Queen Beast who acted as a queen and mother to the Jumpers, who obeyed her commands. The Jumpers could communicate with each other telepathically.
Though fierce in nature, the Jumpers were not overtly aggressive, and invaded Antropolis City because they were defending their home territory based on orders from the Queen. They and the queen thought they were being attacked, so that was also why they attacked the city.
Jumpers come in a variety of colors and types. They are known to have red, orange, or lime green bodies. They also have black or blue carapaces, making six possible color combinations. Some have the potential to evolve into larger creatures, like a Flyer Beast. The larger creatures have access to certain new abilities such as flight, while the smaller Jumpers have no specific powers. Some of the mutated Jumpers were larger than others. Some had tails. All mutated beasts had claws. Some had 2-3 pairs of eyes while the Queen Beast had six pairs of eyes. The smaller Jumpers are easier to defeat than the mutated ones, as the Heroes can use their blasters to defeat the small Jumpers easily by shooting at them once or twice.
The small Jumpers are included in every Battle Machine set of the Invasion From Below wave, which debuted at the beginning of 2014. Each Jumper is comprised of three pieces; the main body, the head, and a connecting pin. The Black/Lime Jumpers were featured in set 44015 EVO Walker, 44018 FURNO Jet Machine, and 44028 SURGE & ROCKA Combat Machine. The Black/Orange Jumpers were included in 44015 EVO Walker, 44017 STORMER Freeze Machine, 44019 ROCKA Stealth Machine, 44022 EVO XL Machine, and 44028 SURGE & ROCKA Combat Machine. The Black/Red Jumpers were featured in 44015 EVO Walker, 44017 STORMER Freeze Machine, 44022 EVO XL Machine, and 40117 Villains Minimodel Polybag. A Blue/Lime Jumper was featured in 44025 Bulk Drill Machine. The Blue/Orange Jumpers were featured in 44023 Rocka Crawler, 44027 BREEZ Flea Machine, and 44027 QUEEN Beast vs. FURNO, EVO & STORMER. The Blue/Red Jumpers seen in the Invasion From Below game were never included in any sets, but can be built using parts from other Jumpers.
- The Jumpers are based on Kaiju.
- In Episode 11: Invasion From Below, the Jumpers have leathery skins and reptilian eyes.
- Episode 11: Invasion From Below (First Appearance)
- Invasion From Below (Game) (Non-canonical Appearance)
|Quatros||Fangz | Waspix | Scorpio | Raw-Jaw|
|Lunar Tratix||Tratix Reptoid|
|Makuhero Planet||Ogres | Rock Giants | Ice Creatures | Bull Creatures | Sea Creatures | Dune Crawlers|
|Antropolis City||Jumpers (Jaw Beasts, Splitter Beasts, Flyer Beasts, Tunneler Beasts, Crystal Beasts, Queen Beast)|