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William Furno is a powerful Hero from Hero Factory. A promising rookie in his youth, Furno had a successful career under the tutelage of the Alpha 1 Team, and was eventually promoted to the team, along with his teammates Mark Surge and Natalie Breez.
William Furno's creation was of interest to the designers, as it was slightly different from a standard Hero. After his construction, he was sent to get his scheduled Hero Core charge. However, the charge was extremely high, and was more reminiscent of a final charge than an initial one. Furno was made leader of the rookie team cell consisting of Natalie Breez and Mark Surge, and they were placed under the direct leadership of the Alpha 1 Team. Furno was widely considered a promising up-and-comer, though the attention he received made him uncomfortable.
Rise of the Rookies
Trials of Furno
Furno traveled with the Alpha 1 Team when they went to stop XPlode and Rotor from stealing C-4000 explosives from a mining center on Merak 9. Preston Stormer ordered him to remain in the ship, angering Furno, but he eventually joined the battle, and attempted to Hero-cuff Rotor. Furno failed, and Stormer reprimanded him for letting Rotor escape. At the Hero Factory, Furno trained in a simulation of that mission several times to impress Stormer, despite warnings by Surge and Breez to not push himself too far.
Later, Furno was with Stormer and the other rookies when they were called into an explosives plant, where XPlode and Rotor were. Stormer suggested using an empty Hero Pod as a distraction in order to give the ship time to land, and the diversion worked. XPlode soon knocked out Stormer, and Furno summoned his Furno Bike, and raced on his bike at the two villains. XPlode fled, leaving Furno to successfully Hero-cuff Rotor and transport him to Hero Factory.
Shortly after returning to the Hero Factory after capturing Rotor, Furno was ordered to receive a Hero Core recharge, as his was low on power. While he was in the recharging in the Quaza Chamber, Surge, Breez, Dunkan Bulk and Jimi Stringer were attacked by the villain Corroder at a prison construction site. Bulk sustained serious injuries, forcing the team to construct a Hero Cell. Furno was outfitted with acid-resistant armor, and sent to the penitentiary, where he used a variant of his Hero Pod diversion in order to gain an advantage of Corroder. When Breez arrived in a Hero Craft, Furno bluffed Corroder into believing that another squad of Heroes had arrived, and the acid villain fled.
While Bulk recharged his core at the Hero Factory, Stormer thanked Furno for his efforts.
The Enemy Within
Stormer took Furno and the other rookies with him to investigate an alarm at Mekron City, meeting with his ally, the Police Chief Drax. However, Drax was infected with nanobots, and attacked Stormer and his allies. After they subdued Drax, Meltdown arrived, and infected Stormer with the same nanobots.
While being examined at the Hero Factory, the nanobots took over, and Stormer ran from the building despite Furno, Stringer, and Bulk's efforts to catch him. Furno realized that Stormer would attempt to take down a billboard featuring the two of them, that Stormer had previously mentioned his distaste for. Arriving at the billboard, Furno dueled with Stormer, and made Stormer realize that his irrational hatred of the billboard signified that his personality was still intact. Stormer suppressed the influence of the nanobots long enough to be transported back to Hero Factory, where Bulk, Breez, Surge, and Stringer returned with a cure from Lunar Tratix.
When the rookies learned that Alpha 1 Team was in trouble at New Stellac City, and the rookies flew there, watching footage of Thresher's ill-fated mission with Stormer and Von Ness, who fled out of cowardice and became the notorious villain Von Nebula. Once there, the heroes helped Alpha Team against Thunder and the rest of Von Nebula's henchmen.
During the battle, a black hole opened, and Furno followed Stormer into it, intending to help him take down Von Nebula. The two came up with a plan to destroy the black hole using the anti-gravity thruster rings in their boots, though Von Nebula learned of their idea. The heroes convinced Von Nebula that Stormer was the one with the rings, and when Von Nebula fired at Stormer, Furno dropped the rings in the vortex. Stormer sucked Von Nebula into the Black Hole Orb Staff, and they escaped the black hole before it exploded. Von Nebula's staff was placed in a high-security vault in Hero Factory.
Ordeal of Fire
Furno and his newly promoted team joined Stormer on a mission to Tanker Station 22 which the Fire Lord and his gang were attacking. Furno climbed up a building and acted as reconnaissance, and saw the Fire Lord absorbing energy from the fuel cells. They were eventually overpowered, and when attempting to evacuate the last civilian group, the Heroes were cornered by the villains. Surge drew the villains away, and the Heroes were forced to leave without him. At Hero Factory, Stormer convinced Akiyama Makuro to upgrade them to 2.0 forms. In a training session, Furno struggled with wielding his Multi-Tool Ice Shield, but Stormer deemed them ready to ship out.
Returning to the station, Furno blew the Heroes' cover when he accidentally fired his weapon. While Stormer went to attack the Fire Lord, Furno and Breez scouted the station. Furno received a distress beacon, right before a ship, piloted by Jetbug, fired upon the two. Breez and Furno's weapons became interlocked, and they were ambushed by Drilldozer. Nathan Evo and Julius Nex then arrived, distracting Drilldozer, and Furno and Breez attacked him. Nex separated the two, and they continued the fight. Surge eventually commandeered Jetbug's ship and rammed it into the Fire Lord, defeating him. The team returned to Hero Factory, where the Fire Lord was imprisoned. Surge was upgraded, and Furno attended the ceremony honoring his bravery.
During a game of Robo-Ball with Stringer, Bulk, and Nex, Furno was informed by Stormer that new team member Rocka had gone missing on the jungle planet Quatros. To help function on the planet and rescue Rocka, the Alpha 1 team was given new animal-based equipment, and Furno was outfitted with eagle armor. Arriving on Quatros, the team discovered an injured Rocka, who identified his attacker as the Witch Doctor. Spotting Witch, Furno gave chase, defying an order from Stormer. Furno attempted to fight Witch Doctor, but was outclassed by his speed. Witch Doctor departed, and several of the planet's enslaved beasts approached to fight the Heroes, though Witch recalled them. Stormer admonished Furno for charging in recklessly, and the team began searching for the Witch Doctor. During their trek through the jungles, they encountered a teleportation bridge that would take three of them to their destination. Furno opted to take the long way around, avoiding the risk of using the bridge. Stormer responded by dividing the team into two, placing Rocka and Furno in charge of the units, to help the two work out their rivalry.
Taking Stringer and Nex, Furno traveled through the jungles to the site of Witch Doctor's mining activity, encountering several of the Quaza-infected beasts. During the fight, Furno's flight gear was damaged, though the three Heroes were victorious in the end. The three arrived at the Quaza site and helped rescue Bulk and Rocka, who had been decreased in size by the bridge and captured. Using the recharged bridge, they restored the Heroes to the correct size, and renewed their assault on the Witch Doctor. While Stormer fought Witch and Bulk and Stringer grappled with the beasts of the area, Furno tried to restore the Quaza to the core of the planet, and prevent it from breaking apart. He found Rocka in a temple, trying to find a way to beat Witch Doctor. Utilizing ancient armor found in the temple, Furno and Nex helped construct a battle suit for Rocka, who challenged the Witch Doctor. While Rocka fought Witch, Furno attempted to reach the Quaza containment unit, which was taking off from the planet. As his flight gear was damaged, he was unable to achieve the necessary boost to reach it; he enlisted Bulk to help him get to an optimal altitude, where he glided toward the containment unit, and eventually disabled it. Rocka and Stormer beat Witch Doctor, and the planet was refilled with the Quaza, restored to its original state.
Before leaving the planet with the arrested Witch Doctor, Stormer commended Furno on putting aside his differences with Rocka to help the team succeed.
After their capture of the villain Voltix, Furno assisted Rocka in the incarceration of the criminal, removing his Hero Cuffs and helping to escort him into his cell. However, Voltix then triggered the powers of Von Nebula's Black Hole Orb Staff, causing the containment cells to deactivate and creating a massive black hole, through which every imprisoned villain escaped. Returning to Mission Control with the other members of his team, Furno was approached by Evo, who asked for his tutelage. Furno offered his assistance to the rookie Hero anytime that he would need it. At the debriefing for the recapture mission, Furno was assigned to track down the shark-like villain Jawblade on the planet Scylla, and was outfitted with aquatic armor tailored to help. While en route to the water planet, Furno was contacted Evo, who needed help on Z'chaya pursuing the villain Toxic Reapa. Furno was able to dispense useful advice to the rookie, who thanked him in return.
After encountering Jawblade, Furno attempted to use his newly-upgraded Hero Cuffs to capture him, only to discover that the Hero Cuffs were not capable of functioning underwater. While dueling Furno, Jawblade found a piece of Oxidium, which he used on Furno, causing the Hero to instantly rust. After Jawblade revealed his plan to weaponize Oxidium against the Hero Factory, Furno sank to the ocean floor, receiving another transmission for Evo, though he was unable to help him at the time. Immobile on the ocean floor, Furno was able to neutralize the effects of the Oxidium by using the energies of his supercharged Hero Core to nullify the rusting agent. After successfully capturing Jawblade, Furno returned to the Hero Factory with Stormer, Surge, and Evo, only to discover that its failsafe shields had been activated by the villain Black Phantom, preventing them from entering the building. Rocka, who had remained behind in the Factory to combat Black Phantom, worked to thwart the criminal's efforts and restore access to the outside, eventually raising the shield and allowing the Heroes to return to the Factory. Meeting up with his fellow Alpha 1 team members, Rocka informed them that Black Phantom had taken control of the Hero Factory and had reworked the Assembly Tower so that he could use it to augment his power. After entering the Assembly Tower, Furno, Stormer, and Surge fought against Black Phantom's self-replicating Arachnix drones while Rocka battled Black Phantom from on top of the assembly equipment. Stormer ordered Rocka to unplug Black Phantom from the assembly equipment that were supplying him additional power, while Evo, acting on a gut instinct developed from the advice he had received from Furno earlier, asked Rocka to plug him in to more cables. Believing in Evo, Stormer supported his plan, and Rocka did as Evo instructed, incapacitating Black Phantom with the excess power.
After the imprisonment of Black Phantom, Furno and the other four Heroes met Zib and Akiyama Makuro in mission control, where the Heroes were informed that a file detailing the Hero Factory's plans had been transmitted to an unknown conspirator in the breakout.
The Doom Box
Furno, Surge, and Bulk were trapped in the training exercise room when they had gotten too competitive. Bulk figured out a way to turn off the switch, and Furno put out the fire and Surge was thrown at the off switch. Stormer re-called them to Mission Control where they were informed of a Delta-Red priority mission: the former Hero Core Hunter was trying to assemble the Doom Box, a galaxy-destroying weapon. After reviewing mission logs of previous fights against Core Hunter, the Heroes were dispatched to the locations of the Doom Box fragments. Furno travelled with Stormer to a mine on a planet, but they faced extreme automated security the planet had installed after Core Hunter was on the planet the first time. Landing in the mine, they found it dust-filled, but Furno determined it was artificial dust used by Core Hunter. They were attacked by sentry robots until they were identified as Heroes. Returning to their ship, they saw Arctur who gave them Speeda Demon's name, and Rocka followed the lead. Stormer and Furno went to Stringer and Surge's location and met Bulk and Breez. They all saw Core Hunter with the Doom Box fragments, and he accidentally formed the Doom Box when Surge shot him. However, Arctur teleported Core Hunter away to where he could truly activate the Doom Box and explained that he plans to have Core Hunter activate the Doom Box, then have his Hero Core Remover Tool absorb the Doom Box's energies. At Core Hunter's location, the Heroes met with Rocka and confronted the villain and Stormer tricked him into activating the Doom Box. Breez then used Core Hunter's weapon to absorb the energies, but Core Hunter's new power enabled him to defeat all the Heroes save Surge. Surge reflected Core Hunter's energy back at Core Hunter, whose body folded in on itself until it vanished. Furno and the Heroes returned to Hero Factory with the Doom Box, and listed Arctur as the only casualty, victim of Core Hunter.
Back at Hero Factory, Furno pulled up file 14Y-YX6 as it was connected to a lot of the escaped and re-captured villains. Bulk told him it was the old file about the Legion of Darkness and proceeded to tell Furno about how Black Phantom and the Legion had managed to temporarily end Hero Factory and almost resulted in its destruction. After Bulk finished his story, Stormer came in and told the Heroes they had to continue to respond after the breakout, as it was the biggest crisis since the Legion of Darkness.
Furno saved Breez from a training exercise she was running without a supervisor, telling her not to follow his example. When the alarm came in that the Valiant was heading for Hero Factory, Furno stayed behind with Bulk. Breez and Rocka went to intercept the ship, followed by Stormer. While at Hero Factory, it became apparent with no communications from the Heroes that the situation was dire, Bulk and Furno went against Stormer's earlier instructions to destroy the Valiant even with teammates on board. Bulk gave the order to send Drop Ships to destroy the Valiant and went to draft his resignation due to the stress of the decision. Furno finds Bulk on low power, and tells him that the tractor beams on the Drop Ships can stop the Valiant, allowing them to avoid destroying the Heroes. Bulk authorizes it, and he and Furno board a Drop Ship and head for the Valiant and arrived when it was firing on the ships. Bulk and Furno burst into the bridge and confront Kirch, who was controlled by the Brains' swarm leader. Stormer sends the ship on a course with the sun, forcing Kirch and the Brains to leave, but Kirch tampers with the controls making the Valiant's course unable to be changed. Bulk and Aquax, the captain of the Valiant, use explosives on the ship to blow it away from the sun, saving Furno and the other Heroes. Furno returned to Hero Factory after the Valiant was rescued.
<spoiler>Stringer sent a distress call to Furno from Tranquis VII but was cut off, and Bulk took Furno in a prototype Drop Ship to rescue Stringer. They encountered a massively armed battle cruiser, but Bulk avoided it and landed outside the capital city of Tranquis. Bulk and Furno went to the city while Furno learned about the environmental disaster the planet had suffered. When they entered the city, Bulk and Furno saw only one robot and tried to chase after him, and dug a tunnel. Furno broke into a room with security robots who fired on him, but Bulk told Furno to turn likozite in the walls to glass. The security robots were defeated, and the two went to the top of a building. Brain-controlled robots surrounded the building and Furno and Bulk fled to another where a Brain-controlled Stringer ambushed them. However the security robots led by Karter saved them and brought them to Karter's lab. Karter explained that robots from Tranquis VII have a partial immunity to the Brains as the environmental disaster on the planet slightly changed their circuits. Karter requested the two stop fighting, leading to Bulk and Furno's arrest.
In prison, Bulk faked dying to have the cell door opened, and he and Furno burst out. Dumacc stopped them, saying the Brains have found Project Sunstorm and are coming for them, saying Project Sunstorm is a dangerous weapon he developed, and could be used if the Brains control him. Furno went to stop Stringer and climbed the communications tower where he confronted his former friend. Stringer offered Furno a place in the Brains' new empire, but Furno refused and cuffed Stringer. Stringer chose suicide over capture, but was saved by Bulk's Drop Ship controlled by Stormer from Hero Factory. Furno knocked the Brain off Stringer and the two rain to Dumacc's lab, entering through a hole Bulk made. Finding Dumacc controlled by a Brain activating the weapon, Bulk saved them by using a flashbang on the robots. Furno helped clean up Tranquis afterwords, and at Hero Factory was reassured by Bulk that Hero Factory will always fight the Brains.</spoiler>
Abilities and Traits
Furno is impatient, but passionate, and eager to prove himself, especially to Stormer. He is also very overconfident, and believes he has the skill to succeed at any task. This amount of self-confidence forces him to push his own limits in order to succeed at harder tasks, even during his downtime. Time and missions have tempered his overconfidence, though he is still very eager. His attitude brought him into conflict with the similarly headstrong new rookie on the team, Rocka, who was modeled after Furno himself, though Furno grew to accept the rookie. He has also attempted to cultivate leadership qualities, offering his tutelage to rookie Nathan Evo.
His model, at the time of creation, was the newest and most up-to-date one available. His Hero Core is exceptionally pure, thought to be the purest in existence.
Armor and Weapons
William Furno initially carried a Dual Fire Shooter in his 1.0 form.
He was later upgraded to a 2.0 form, with fire-resistant armor, thermo-vision goggles, and a more powerful Hero Core. After being upgraded, he carried a Multi-Tool Ice Shield, which also possessed fire-shooting abilities.
For a mission on the planet Quatros, he was given hawk-based armor, and his helmet was equipped with enhanced scanning capabilities. This armor also allowed him to fly. His weapon from his 3.0 upgrade was a plasma bow, which was used for both projectile and melee combat.
Furno's armor for Mission: Catch 'Em and Cuff 'Em, the Aquajet Pack, is aquatic-based; despite his natural prowess at swimming, this armor afforded him greater speeds underwater, to match that of his opponent. After the Breakout, he also received a Plasma Gun with an attached harpoon, modified for use underwater.
Furno currently carries a Flaming Fire Sword and a Fire Shield, and has been upgraded to XL armor.
He also rides a bike named after himself, that he uses for combat and travel.
Set 7167 William Furno was released in mid-2010 as part of the original Hero line, which also contained Stormer, Stringer, Bulk, Breez, and Surge. This set contained 19 pieces. Its parts could be combined with the Stormer and Breez sets to create Lucas Valor using instructions from the September-October 2010 edition of the LEGO BrickMaster Magazine.
Furno was released again in 2010 as part of set 7158 Furno Bike. This version of Furno used 15 of the set's 165 pieces, and could be connected to the bike via pins on his feet.
A new version of Furno, set 2065 Furno 2.0, was released in early 2011 as part of the Hero 2.0 line, along with Evo 2.0, Nex 2.0, Stormer 2.0, Breez 2.0, and Surge 2.0. This set contained 30 pieces, including an armor piece decorated with the name Furno 2.0. Furno 2.0's parts could be combined with parts from Evo 2.0 in order to create a new model using instructions on the Hero Factory website. It was also one of the first sets to be a part of the HeroPad system, which allowed users to enter codes from the bottom of set canister lids in order to unlock the online game Creep Crushers.
Set 2191 Furno 3.0 was released in mid-2011, containing 28 pieces. This set included an armor piece printed with the name Furno 3.0 and a hawk pattern. A combiner model could be built using parts from Furno 3.0 and Bulk 3.0 and instructions available on the Hero Factory website. Like the hero sets of the previous wave, this set's canister had a code printed on the underside of the lid to unlock online Hero Factory content.
Another set, 6293 Furno, was released in 2012. Containing 56 pieces, this set featured a plasma gun ball launcher and a redesigned Hero Core printed with a 300-point game code for the Breakout online game. It could also be combined with set 6216 Jawblade to create a combi model using instructions on HeroFactory.com.
William Furno was released in the early 2013 Brain Attack series as set 44000 Furno XL. The 103-piece set included a printed opening visor piece to protect the new helmet and locking clamps to protect the Hero Core, which was printed with a code for 1000 game points in the new game Brain Attack. It could be combined with set 44001 Pyrox to make a non-canonical combiner model.
- Furno once drove his bike to assist Bulk in taking on Vapor.
- William Furno was voiced by Eric Christian Olsen in the Hero Factory Television Episodes. He was replaced by Josh Keaton for Episode 10: Brain Attack.
- William Furno's promotional nickname is "Young Blood."
- In several early press releases and promotional advertisements, Furno's last name was identified as "Blaze." However, his official name was later revealed to be Furno.
- 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
- Hero Factory FM (Voice Only)
- Hero Factory Promotional Magazine
- Stuck On A Problem! (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)
- Breakout (Game) (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
- Brain Attack (Game) (Non-canonical Appearance)
- 7167 William Furno Building Instructions on LEGO.com
- 7158 Furno Bike Building Instructions on LEGO.com
- 2065 Furno 2.0 Building Instructions on LEGO.com
- 2191 Furno 3.0 Building Instructions on LEGO.com
- 6293 Furno Breakout Building Instructions on LEGO.com
- 44000 Furno XL 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-2010|
|Small||7164 Preston Stormer | 7165 Natalie Breez | 7167 William Furno | 7168 Dunkan Bulk | 7169 Mark Surge | 7170 Jimi Stringer|
|Medium||7147 XPlode | 7148 Meltdown | 7156 Corroder | 7157 Thunder|
|Large||7145 Von Nebula | 7158 Furno Bike | 7160 Drop Ship | 7162 Rotor | 7179 Bulk & Vapour|
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|Hero Factory Sets of Early 2011|
|Small||2063 Stormer 2.0 | 2065 Furno 2.0 | 2067 Evo 2.0 | 2068 Nex 2.0 | 2141 Surge 2.0 | 2142 Breez 2.0|
|Medium||2192 Drilldozer | 2193 Jetbug | 2194 Nitroblast|
|Large||2235 Fire Lord|
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|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|
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|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|
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|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|
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