Mark Surge

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"No Hero is useless... one can save them all."
― Mark Surge, Ordeal of Fire

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Mark Surge
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Hero 1.0
Hero Team Alpha 1 Team, Rookie 1 division
Weapons Lightning Shooter and Shields
Status Functional, upgraded
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Mark Surge is a hotheaded young member of the Alpha 1 Team.



Surge was built alongside fellow Heroes Natalie Breez and William Furno. Due to his experimental nature, Surge was convinced that something went wrong with his creation, a feeling reinforced by frequent examinations by Hero Factory analysts. Surge, Furno, and Breez were put into the same rookie team under the overall command of Alpha 1, led by Preston Stormer.

Rise of the Rookies

Trials of Furno

Surge and Breez witnessed from Hero Factory Furno's failed attempt to apprehend Rotor on Merak 9 and advised him not to overwork himself just to impress Stormer when he replayed the mission in a simulator for hours. Stormer then took the rookies on a training mission, but was called to aid the Lemus 2 explosives plant. There the four engaged XPlode and Rotor. Stormer was knocked out, and as Furno took on Rotor, Surge fended XPlode away from the explosives. XPlode escaped, but Furno managed to arrest and cuff Rotor.

Core Crisis

After repairing the damage on Lemus 2, Surge was sent with Breez, Dunkan Bulk, and Jimi Stringer to Tantalus 5, where Corroder was attacking a prison construction site. As Breez evacuated the workers, Surge was left with the two senior Alpha 1 members. Bulk saved Surge from being crushed by girders that Corroder released, but was pinned under them himself. While Stringer drew Corroder away, Surge tried to help Bulk, but was unable to free him. In order to protect Bulk, the three created a Hero Cell. Before Corroder could break the cell, Furno arrived. Breez soon returned in the Drop Ship, which Furno used to trick Corroder into fleeing.

The Enemy Within

Stormer later took the three rookies to Mekron City where they encountered Police Chief Drax, one of Stormer's old friends, who attacked them in a nanobot-induced madness. Meltdown arrived and infected Stormer with the same nanobots, and then fled. The nanobots took full control upon the team's return to Hero Factory, and Stormer went rogue. Surge traveled with Breez, Bulk, and Stringer to Lunar Tratix to find a mineral that would cure Stormer. When a Tratix Reptoid tried to attack Breez, Surge attempted to stop it, and the creature shifted its focus to him. However, Breez was able to communicate with the reptoid using her special programming, and it released Surge and dug up the mineral for them. The four Heroes returned to Makuhero City, where a cure was synthesized for Stormer.

Von Nebula

The Alpha 1 Team was sent to New Stellac City, where they encountered Thunder and Corroder. The three rookies were sent in to help and given new Particle Separators for the fight. Upon their arrival, they were ambushed by Thunder, Corroder, and the recently arrived XPlode and Meltdown. The senior Alpha 1 Heroes rescued them and Surge fought alongside Bulk until his weapons were sucked into a black hole that formed over New Stellac. The criminal mastermind Von Nebula revealed himself, and Stormer and Furno went into the black hole to confront him. Surge and the others dodged the villains' fire until their ammunition ran out. The Heroes then launched a counter-attack, during which Surge and Breez subdued Corroder. XPlode fired his Explosive Spikes as a last attempt to win the fight, but the Heroes used their particle separators to survive the attack, though Surge's temporarily malfunctioned afterward. Stormer and Furno returned, having defeated Von Nebula, and the villains and staff were taken back to Hero Factory.

Ordeal of Fire

Surge 2.0

Surge and his teammates went with Stormer to Tanker Station 22, where Fire Lord was attacking the refueling station. The Heroes were quickly overpowered, and attempted to retreat with the remaining station workers. However, the four villains surrounded the group, and Surge sacrificed himself by destroying a group of fuel cells to draw the enemies away so the others could escape. He was later caught and imprisoned. The criminals planned to hold Surge for ransom, but he managed to escape. His teammates, now upgraded to 2.0 forms, returned to the station, intent on freeing Surge and capturing the villains. Surge sent an alert to Furno and Breez to warn them of an impending attack from the villain's ship, piloted by Jetbug. Surge later commandeered the villains' ship from Jetbug and used it to severe the Fire Lord's fuel-siphoning hand from a large stack of fuel cells, giving Stormer the opportunity to subdue the villain.

At the Hero Factory, Surge was upgraded to 2.0 form as well, and was commended for his bravery at a special ceremony, where he was presented with his Ice Spear Blaster.

Later, Surge was present at Aldous Witch's exiling from Hero Factory after he tried to implant a Hero Core in himself.


After the criminal Voltix started a mass breakout at the Hero Factory, Surge and the Alpha 1 team attempted to restrain the escaping villains, though Surge was quickly dispatched by the horde. In the aftermath, Hero Cuffs accidentally targeted and cuffed him he also received upgraded armor for his solo mission, tracking down the criminal Splitface to a communications satellite in the Sigma Sigma system.

Surge facing Splitface

Surge quickly located Splitface in the asteroid field surrounding the satellite, which was protected by a powerful force field. However, Surge discovered that Splitface was attempting to puncture the force field with a massive asteroid, and attempted to combat the schizophrenic villain. Splitface's dueling personalities hindered his combat ability, though they were eventually able to come together and pin Surge down with Infecticide to the asteroid, which was set on a collision course to the satellite. Surge managed to break the asteroid apart by throwing Splitface at the asteroid, apprehending him with the new Hero Cuffs and returning to the Factory.

Upon reuniting with the other Heroes of Alpha 1 and entering the Factory, the group encountered Daniel Rocka, who had remained behind during the breakout and was attempting to capture Black Phantom. While Rocka took on the villain, Surge and the others fended off the army of Arachnix drones. Black Phantom was eventually defeated, cuffed, and imprisoned.

The Doom Box

Later, Surge was stuck in a training simulation room with Bulk and Furno, and was used as a projectile so they could escape. Stormer called them in and a Delta-Red Warning was issued, as the entire galaxy was put in danger by Core Hunter's pursuit of the Doom Box. After listening to logs of Bulk, Stormer, and Stringer's previous battles against Core Hunter that led to the villain's capture by Hero Factory. Surge was sent with Stringer to a freighter where Stringer had previously fought Core Hunter that was now in a scrapyard. Surge was forced to leave Stringer when henchmen attacked him, but the arrival of other Alpha 1 members saved Stringer. They went into the cargo bay where Core Hunter had placed two of the three Doom Box pieces together. Surge shot him with his Electricity Shooter causing Core Hunter to spasm, placing the final piece together. Arctur arrived and split the box again and teleported Core Hunter to where the Doom Box was forged, the only place it could be activated. Arctur revealed his plan to get Core Hunter to activate the box and use his Hero Core Remover Tool to absorb the Doom Box's energies, ending its threat. They arrived there and met with Rocka, and faced Core Hunter. Stormer told Core Hunter he was used as a test to weed out Heroes and was basically working for Hero Factory, enraging Core Hunter enough that he activated the box and killed Arctur. Natalie Breez used Core Hunter's tool to absorb the Doom Box's energies to end its threat. However it overcharged Core Hunter's weapon, allowing him to defeat all the Heroes but Surge. Core Hunter offered Surge a place in his new empire, but Surge refused, pushing Core Hunter's power back on the villain, winking Core Hunter out of existence. Surge later talked to Stormer about why Core Hunter would turn bad, but the Heroes had to continue capturing criminals.

Surge being controlled by a Brain

Brain Attack

Surge attended one of Alpha 1's public events at the unveiling of a statue of them in the city, and talked with Breez about dislking meeting civilians. After the Heroes received alerts on their visors, they rushed to Hero Factory where Zib informed them of an army closing in on the city. Surge led the Heroes to the Assembly Tower where his armor was upgraded, and went with the team outside the building. Furno ordered Surge to guard the building, to his annoyance, and he defended it from Brains and the creatures they controlled until a Brain latched on his head. Surge was taken over by the Brain and went in the Assembly Tower and began creating an army of blank Heroes. Alpha 1 members went to find Surge and Surge unleashed the drone army on them. Breez approached Surge and tried to have him overcome the Brains' influence but failed and, eventually knocked Brain off him. Surge shut down the robot drones and went with Breez to help repair the city, expressing a newfound appreciation in spending time with civilians.

Invasion From Below

Abilities and Traits

Though he is convinced that something went wrong with his construction, Surge is nonetheless an able, if occasionally clumsy, Hero. Like his fellow rookie teammates, he was built with experimental designs, though Surge resented the constant examination this required. He is known to be defiant and emotional, often attempting to be rational, but is easily set off. He is also very strong, but his inexperience leads to an inability to use it properly all the time. He thoroughly enjoys going on action-oriented missions, rarely content to be involved with community affairs.

Surge also struggles with fears that he is secretly evil and will become evil, like past Core Hunter and Von Nebula. Although he has dealt with this fear directly over the course of his Hero career, Surge still deals with the insecurity, and often throws himself into action to compensate.

Armor and Weapons

Surge in his duo-plating armor

Before his upgrade, Surge wielded two Lightning Shooter and Shields, which allowed him to shoot electrical bolts and project electric shields. He was also seen using a long-distance thermo-scope for reconnaissance.

After the upgrade, Surge possessed more power and fire-resistant armor, as well as an inbuilt scope, and used his tools to act as the sniper for the team. He carried an Ice Spear Blaster as his 2.0 weapon, allowing him to shoot ice projectiles from a long range.

For the Breakout he was given another upgrade, with super thick, duo-plating impact armor in order to chase down Splitface. The armor was designed to withstand conditions in deep space, such as extreme temperatures, radiation, and galactic debris, and also outfitted with magnetic boots to prevent Surge from drifting off into space. He wielded an amplified Electricity Shooter and a Plasma Gun.

Surge acquired a new set of armor for the attack of the Brains. He was outfitted with a pair of Jetpack Wings, augmented with dual plasma shooters, along with a special visor and Hero Core Locking Clamps. His weapon was a set of Rotating Lightning Blades, which can fire electricity.

With the advent of Battle Machines, Surge was redesigned with the new compact Hero armor, and sports a blaster.

Set Information

Set 2141 Surge 2.0

Set 7169 Mark Surge was released in mid-2010 as part of the first wave of Hero sets, which also included Stormer, Bulk, Stringer, Breez, and Furno. This set contained 19 pieces.

In early 2011, Surge was re-released in set 2141 Surge 2.0. This 30-piece set was part of a line which also included Stormer 2.0, Furno 2.0, Evo 2.0, Nex 2.0, and Breez 2.0. Instructions for a combi model using parts from Surge 2.0 and Nex 2.0 were included on Surge 2.0 was also one of the first sets to use the HeroPad system, which allows users to enter codes from the bottom of set canister lids in order to unlock special prizes in an online game.

Set 6217 Surge was released in the first half of 2012. Made of 39 pieces, the set contains a redesigned Hero Core printed with a 200-point game code for the online Breakout game, as well as a ball shooter. A combi model could be built using parts from this set and 6218 Splitface together with instructions from the Hero Factory website.


"I could do it. Part of me might want to – but if I do it what then? My friends will be destroyed as surely as if I had doomed them. When I look in the mirror, I won't see Mark Surge, Hero, anymore. I won't see anything. I'll just be an empty metal shell, no better than Splitface or Speeda Demon ... or Core Hunter."
― Surge's thoughts, The Doom Box

"Hero Factory isn't perfect. Neither am I. But we're not so imperfect that I would turn to someone like you. Oh, and one more thing ... you're under arrest.""
― Mark Surge to Core Hunter, The Doom Box


  • Mark Surge's promotional nickname is "Livewire".
  • Mark Surge was voiced by Bryton James in the Hero Factory Television Episodes.
  • Surge retreats with Stormer and the other Heroes in the non-canon Comic 5: Ordeal of Fire, instead of giving himself up to the Fire Lord as in the television episode.


See also

External links

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
Heroes Thresher
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