William Furno

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William Furno is a powerful rookie hero from the Hero Factory.

Biography

Furno first awakening

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. Before his first real mission, Furno was already being called "The Next Preston Stormer", which made him uncomfortable. Because of this, Mak Megahertz interviewed him on Hero Factory FM. Furno was in a Training Sphere at the time, on a virtual mission on Fabulox 18 to recover fuel cells from a high security complex. Because of Mak's distractions, he failed the simulation.

Rise of Von Nebula

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 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 at a prison construction site, Furno was the only back-up Hero. Bulk sustained serious injuries, forcing the team to construct a Hero Cell. Furno flew in with acid-resistant armor and defeated Corroder. When Breez arrived in a Hero Craft, Furno bluffed Corroder into believing that another squad of Heroes had arrived. While Bulk recharged his core, Stormer thanked Furno for his efforts.

Furno dueling an infected Stormer

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 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 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 the Hero Factory, where Bulk, Breez, Surge, and Stringer returned with a cure from Lunar Tratix.

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 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. When a black hole opened, Furno followed Stormer into it, intending to help Stormer take down Von Nebula. After Von Nebula learned of their plan to destroy the black hole using the antigravity thruster rings in their boots, the heroes convinced him that Stormer had them. While 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. Daniela Capricorn covered Stormer's arrival, and then Stormer's naming of Furno as leader of his own rookie team. Von Nebula's staff was placed in a high-security vault in Hero Factory.

Furno rode the Furno Bike in a city to help Bulk take down the criminal Vapor. The outcome of this mission is unknown.

Ordeal of Fire

<spoiler>Stormer took the rookies to a refueling station 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. Jetbug knocked Furno off the structure, and he fell to the ground. Stormer covered Furno, and they were confronted by the Fire Lord. Furno attacked him, but was defeated. They then went to take the last civilian group to the Drop Ship. Surge drew the villains away and the heroes had to fly without him back to Makuhero City. 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.

Furno and Breez's weapons stuck

Back at the station, Furno blew the Heroes' cover when he accidently 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 Furno fired upon Nitroblast and Drilldozer. They did a final raid on the Fire Lord as he absorbed energy, and Furno was one of the last heroes to be defeated before Surge rammed Jetbug's vehicle into the Fire Lord. The team went back to Hero Factory where Surge was upgraded, and the Fire Lord was imprisoned. Furno was present at the ceremony honoring Surge.</spoiler>

Abilities and Traits

Furno is 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.

Weapons

William Furno initially carried a Dual Fire Shooter. After being upgraded, he now carries a Multi-Tool Ice Shield. He also possesses a bike named after himself, that he uses for combat and travel.

Set Information

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Set 7167 William Furno
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Set 2065 Furno 2.0

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 an issue 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. 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 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.

Trivia

  • In several early press releases and promotional advertisements, Furno's last name was identified as "Blaze".
  • William Furno was voiced by Eric Christian Olsen in the Rise of the Rookies miniseries.
  • William Furno's promontional nickname in the Hero Factory Promotional Magazine is "Young Blood."

Appearances

See Also


Heroes of Hero Factory
Alpha 1 Team
(Stormer)
Heroes Preston Stormer | Dunkan Bulk | Jimi Stringer | William Furno | Mark Surge | Natalie Breez
Rookies Julius Nex | Nathan Evo | Daniel Rocka
Alpha 1 Team
(Thresher)
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