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William Furno, often referred to by his surname, Furno, is a hero in the Hero Factory.
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 Team.
Rise of the Rookies
Trials of Furno
Furno and his team traveled with the Alpha Team when they went to stop Xplode and Rotor from stealing C-4000 explosives. Furno disobeyed leader Preston Stormer, who had ordered him to remain in the ship, and joined the battle, deciding that he was going 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 to impress Stormer despite warnings by Mark Surge and Natalie 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. After Xplode took out Stormer, Furno summoned his Furno Bike, and raced on his bike at the two. Xplode fled, leaving Furno to hero-cuff Rotor and transport him to Hero Factory.
When Surge, Breez, Dunkan Bulk and Jimi Stringer were attacked by the villain Corroder during a prison transport, Furno was the only back-up hero. Bulk sustained serious injuries, forcing the team to construct a lengthy Hero Cell. Furno flew in with acid-resistant armor and defeated Corroder while Breez, arrived in a huge ship to scare Corroder off. While Bulk recharged his core, Stormer thanked Furno for his efforts.
The Enemy Within
Stormer took Furno and the rookies with him to investigate an alarm at Mekron city, meeting with his ally, the Police Chief Drax. However, Drax went rogue, and attacked Stormer and his allies. After they subdued Drax, Meltdown arrived, and infected Stormer with nanobots. At Hero Factory, the nanobots took over, and Stormer ran from the building despite Furno, Stringer, and Bulk's efforts to catch him. Furno went off to a billboard of himself and Stormer that Stormer hated, knowing Stormer would try to destroy it. Stormer attacked Furno, and the dueled in the sky, but Stormer had the upper hand. Furno reminded Stormer of Von Ness, and Stormer took control of his body until his curing.
The rookies learned that Alpha Team was in trouble at New Stellac City, and the rookies flew there, watching footage of Thresher's ill-fated mission. Once there, the heroes helped Alpha Team against Thunder and the rest of Von Nebula's henchmen. When a black hole opened, Furno followed Stormer into it as he wanted to help Stormer take down Von Nebula. Learning of charges they had, the heroes convinced Von Nebula Stormer had them while Furno dropped them in the black hole. Stormer sucked Von Nebula in the being's staff, and the escaped the black hole. Back at Hero Factory, the staff was placed in a high-security vault.
Stormer again took the rookies to where the Fire Lord was attacking a refueling station. In the fiery mess, Furno tried to attack the Fire Lord, but was soundly defeated. With the Fire Lord's minions too powerful, Stormer briefly defeated the Fire Lord before retreating. Julius Nex and Nathan Evo upgraded the heroes to 2.0 forms to destroy the Fire Lord's forces.
Abilities and Traits
Furno is overconfident, and believes he will always succeed. This leads him to have a desire to impress his idol, Stormer. Furno is very inventive and quick, a great hero in the field.
William Furno was first 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. It also could be combined with the Stormer and Breez sets to create Lucas Valor using instructions from an issue of the LEGO Brickmaster Magazine. Furno was released again in 2010 as part of the Furno Bike set. Furno used 15 of the set's 165 pieces, and could be connected to the bike via pegs on his hands and feet. Furno was released yet again 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. Furno 2.0 could be combined with Evo 2.0 in order to create a new model from instructions in both of their booklets. It was also one of the first sets to be a part of the Hero Pad system, which allowed users to enter codes from the bottom of set canister lids in order to unlock prizes in an online game.
- In several early press releases and promotional advertisements, Furno's last name was identified as "Blaze".
- William Furno was voiced by Eric Christian Olson in Rise of the Rookies.
|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|