Daniel Rocka

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"You were overconfident, but we all got our bruises as a result of the breakout. You don't need to try hard to impress your teammates. We all know what you can do."
Preston Stormer, Collision Course

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Daniel Rocka
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Hero 2.0
Hero Team Alpha 1 Team, Rookie 1 division
Weapons Multi-Tool Ice Shield
Status Upgraded


Daniel Rocka[note 1] is a young rookie Hero, and is a member of the Alpha 1 Team. He is also a member of the Hero Recon Team.

Biography

Rocka was built in the Assembly Tower using the most up-to-date parts and the most advanced technology. His design was based off of William Furno, in the hopes of producing another successful and powerful rookie. After his creation, Rocka began spending large amounts of time in the Training Sphere, completing over 100 missions in it.[Bios] He also became friends with the Alpha 1 Team, and eventually joined their Rookie 1 division. However, he was also a secretly a member of the Hero Recon Team, unbeknownst to his comrades.[FO:MSG, p. 36]

Rocka flying to Quatros

Savage Planet

While Rocka was speaking with Professor Zib on his way back to the Hero Factory, after another successful mission, the Factory received a distress call from Professor Aldous Witch on the planet Quatros. Rocka was nearby, so he volunteered to go assist him; Zib instructed him to wait for backup, but Rocka disregarded the orders, and communication was soon disrupted between them due to something on Quatros. Upon arriving, Rocka was attacked by a Fangz hound, though the beast quickly abandoned the fight. Tailing the hound, he discovered that the distress call was a trap, and Professor Witch, now Witch Doctor, sent two more hounds to assault him.

Five other members of the Alpha 1 Team, Preston Stormer, William Furno, Julius Nex, Dunkan Bulk, and Jimi Stringer were given new armor, weapons, and abilities in order to endure the jungle environment, and set out to recover their teammate. The team arrived on Quatros and discovered the wounded Rocka, as well as Witch Doctor and his animal slaves. Rocka was healed by Nex and outfitted with new lion armor, choosing the animal because of the gold motif matching his previous armor. During the journey to confront the Witch Doctor, Rocka continually clashed with Furno, who perceived the rookie to be too headstrong.

Rocka fighting a Fangz

When the group encountered a teleportation bridge capable of letting three of them cross to where the Witch Doctor was, Stormer assigned Rocka and Furno each to lead a three man cell, one using the bridge and one traversing the jungle. Rocka led Stormer and Bulk, though the teleportation gate accidentally rearranged them in a smaller form. They were able to elude several Fangz before Rocka and Bulk were captured by the Witch Doctor. The two were eventually rescued by Furno's unit, and restored to size when they recharged the bridge. Furno devised a method for Rocka to be able to defeat the Witch Doctor, using ancient armor pieces found in a temple to increase the rookie's size and strength. Witch Doctor engaged the rookie in a fight and eventually gained the upper hand, but his Skull Staff was taken by Stormer and broken, eliminating his source of power. Furno worked with Bulk to return Witch's stolen supply of Quaza to the planet, preventing it from exploding, and saving them all. With Witch arrested, the team returned to their ships to travel back to the Hero Factory; several grateful Fangz hounds also came to see them off, displaying affection towards Rocka.

Breakout

Rocka in his new armor

Rocka received a new set of armor before a mission to capture the villain Voltix, which Rocka and Furno were able to perform successfully. However, when delivering Voltix to the villain containment area of the Hero Factory, the villain revealed that he had let himself be captured, and triggered Von Nebula's Staff to generate a black hole that allowed all captured villains to escape in a mass breakout. The rest of Alpha 1 Team received new sets of armor as well, in order to track down the escaped villains on solo missions. Rocka was secretly tasked with protecting the Black Hole Orb Staff, though his refusal to go on a mission attracted the attention of Professor Zib.

Once the rest of the Heroes had been dispatched, the villain Black Phantom took over the Hero Factory with the help of his Arachnix drone, activating the building's failsafe shield to ensure that no Heroes could come to the rescue. Using his knowledge as a member of the Recon Team, Rocka was able to stay in contact with Professor Zib over a secret frequency, and began traveling to Akiyama Makuro's office, where he knew he could disable the failsafe shield.

While attempting to reach the office through an elevator shaft, Rocka was spotted by Black Phantom, who sent his Arachnix to stop Rocka. Despite being overwhelmed by the self replicating drone, Rocka managed to break free and reach the office door, which was locked with a puzzle switch. Rocka eventually rearranged the puzzle switch into the shape of Hero Factory's insignia, allowing him into a room where he deactivated the failsafe shield.

Rocka fighting Black Phantom

He regrouped with teammates Preston Stormer, William Furno, Nathan Evo, and Mark Surge outside the Hero Factory's Assembly Tower, which Black Phantom had reworked to enhance his own power. Here, Rocka revealed that he had been operating as a member of Hero Recon Team. The team entered the Assembly Tower, and Rocka climbed up the assembly equipment to take on Black Phantom while the rest of the team fought with Black Phantom's Arachnix on the floor of the Assembly Tower. Stormer ordered Rocka to unplug Black Phantom from the cables that were feeding power to him, but Evo, acting on a gut instinct, said to instead plug Black Phantom in even more. Stormer, trusting Evo's instincts, gave his support to Evo's plan. Rocka did this, successfully overloading Black Phantom with power and allowing Rocka to restrain Black Phantom with a pair of Hero Cuffs.

After the mission, Rocka and his team met with Zib and Makuro in mission control, where Zib revealed that while Hero Factory was on lockdown, a single file containing the plans for the Hero Factory itself had been sent to an unknown outside location, meaning villains elsewhere could duplicate the Hero Factory for their own nefarious purposes.

The Doom Box

During the hunt for the Doom Box, Rocka was contact by Stormer about a lead in stopping Core Hunter, given to him by Arctur. Rocka traveled to Asteroid J-54 and met Splitface, who was incarcerated. From Splitface, Rocka learned about Deneb's Doom Box map and the planet on which the Doom Box was forged. Going there, Rocka briefly met Arctur and was instructed to wait until the other Heroes arrived. Shortly after they arrived, Core Hunter killed Arctur, then assembled the box and it began to expand. Per Arctur's plan, Breez used the villain's Hero Core Remover Tool and it absorbed the Doom Box's energies, rendering it harmless. However it gave Core Hunter unlimited power which he used to defeat all the Heroes save Surge, who reflected the energy back at Core Hunter, causing his body to vanish. The Heroes picked up the Doom Box and left, logging Arctur as the sole casualty, and continued with Mission: Catch 'Em and Cuff 'Em.

Brain Attack

Attack on Makuhero City

Zib recalled Rocka and other Alpha 1 Heroes when he detected a large army of Brain-controlled creatures about to invade Makuhero City. Rocka was upgraded into new armor and went with Alpha 1 to confront the monsters. During the fight, Dragon Bolt appeared in the sky and flew into Hero Factory. While the others returned to the factory to locate the missing Surge, Rocka pursued the dragon, tracking it to a storage center. After encountering Dragon Bolt, Rocka discovered a massive jetpack, and used it to battle the dragon. During their aerial fight about the city, Rocka jumped out of the jetpack and landed on Dragon Bolt's back and knocked the Brain off it. Rocka then rode the dragon to the ground and it aided him and the Heroes in cleaning up the city.

Rocka was also instrumental during the attack on Makuhero City for developing and distributing Hero Recon Bikes to his comrades, which helped the Heroes gain a needed speed advantage.[FO:MSG, p. 71]

Collision Course

Rocka was modifying Hero Factory's sensor relays when Breez called him to a meeting where the aftermath of Mission: Catch 'Em and Cuff 'Em was discussed. When Breez and Stormer detected that the Valiant was in trouble, on a crash course for the Hero Factory, Rocka and Breez took jetpacks to fly there. Reaching the Valiant Rocka burst into the hull followed by Breez and began to look around. Rocka went alone to the engineering section to stop the ship. Working on breaking firewalls, Rocka was ambushed by several Brains. Escaping the Brains, he made it to engineering and took out Brain-controlled guards, before discovering twenty infected workers in the section. Recognizing he was outnumbered, Rocka took out some and threatened to blow up the Valiant. Kirch, the swarm leader, arrived and knocked Rocka unconscious, keeping him as a hostage. Rocka heard Evo announce he had arrived and managed to escape Kirch as the swarm leader began firing on Evo. Rocka ran auxiliary control when Bulk and Furno arrived, forcing the standoff on the Valiant resulting in Kirch and the Brains being incinerated. Rocka was on the ship when the Heroes and captain Aquax managed to save the Valiant from careening into the sun.

Rocka in his new armor

Robot Rampage

Rocka stayed inside the Hero Factory while Bulk and Furno journeyed to Tranquis VII to save Stringer. Rocka acquired satellite imagery of the city of Tranquis for Stormer. After their mission was successful, Rocka arrived to the planet along with the rest of Alpha 1 to help and clean up the city after the destruction caused by the Brains.

Invasion from Below

Rocka was present during the events of the Invasion From Below. He used a Stealth Machine while fighting jumpers and tried to analyze one of them but the jumper broke free and trashed the Stealth Machine, forcing Rocka to escape. Rocka then went underground and made a smaller battle machine to use, though that too was trashed when Rocka was separated from the others and was caught in the magnetic pull of the rocks, fortunately he was helped out by Surge and helped out to fight more Jumpers when suddenly Surge was captured, making Rocka use the plane half of the Combat Machine to chase after it.

Abilities and Traits

Rocka on Quatros

Rocka's outlook is very much like a younger Furno's; he is extremely self-assured and headstrong, willing to immediately take on a challenge without a thought to his own limitations. This confidence caused him to clash with Furno, but the two eventually settled their differences.[Episode 6][Episode 7] His experience in the training sphere has given him a diverse skillset. As a member of the Recon Team, he is also versed in secrecy and espionage teachings.

Rocka specializes in technology, and excels in developing new software applications and devices.[SM3]

Armor and Tools

In his 2.0 form, Rocka carried a Multi-Tool Ice Shield.

As part of his 3.0 upgrade, Rocka possessed the strength of a lion.[FO:MSG, p. 36][Product info] He bore a double-claw combo tool as his 3.0 weapon. He was temporarily armored with ancient tools on Quatros,[Episode 7] but has since stopped using these pieces.

With a newer armor upgrade, Rocka was given a helmet with a heat-vision scope, as well as new weapons: a Crossbow with an attached spear launcher, with an attached bandolier of spears, and a weaker version of the Hex Energy Shield, which he could use for both defense and melee combat.

During the Brain Attack, Rocka was given a new Plasma Sword and 360° Spinning Razor Shield; the shield can be controlled telepathically.[SM3] He was also outfitted with new armor that include Hero Core Locking Clamps, boosting the power of his core, as well as a protective visor with enhanced night vision. He was additionally equipped with a jetpack to take on Dragon Bolt; the jetpack features numerous offensive capabilities as well as enhanced sensory displays.

Set Information

Set 2143 Rocka 3.0 was released in the summer of 2011, as part of the canister wave. This set contains 30 pieces including a transparent green armor piece decorated with the name "Rocka 3.0" and a lion pattern. Parts from this set could be used with parts from 2145 Stormer 3.0 to build a combi model based on instructions available on HeroFactory.com. The lid of this set's canister also was printed with a HeroPad code that would unlock Rocka 3.0's version of the online game Creep Crushers.

Rocka was also released the same year in a large boxed set, 2282 Rocka XL. There are 174 pieces in this set, including two of the aforementioned printed armor piece and a gold sphere. A launcher in his right hand can fire the sphere when the sides are squeezed.

Set 2282 Rocka XL

Another set featuring the character, 6202 Rocka, was released in 2012. Comprising 55 pieces, this set featured a ball shooter and shield, as well as a redesigned Hero Core containing a code which, when entered into the online game Breakout on the Hero Factory website, will give the player 300 points. Parts from Rocka can be combined with parts from 6203 Black Phantom to create a combi model based on instructions from HeroFactory.com.

Set 44002 Rocka was released as part of the early 2013 "Brain Attack" wave. This 43-piece set included a plasma blade sword, a spinning razor shield, and a new visor element hinged so that it could open or close over Rocka's new helmet. Like the other Hero sets in this wave, the set also included locking clamps to secure the Hero Core, which was the same style as the previous series and included a code for 400 game points in the new game Brain Attack. It could be combined with 44003 Scarox to create a non-canon combiner model.

Rocka was released in 2014 in 3 sets, one in the winter wave, which is 44019 Rocka Stealth Machine, which has 89 pieces, and two in the summer wave, 44023 Rocka Crawler, which has 49 pieces, and Surge and Rocka Combat Machine, which has 188 pieces.

Quotes

"I hope you learned a lesson about paying attention and taking your time."
"I sure did! And I bet I learned it faster than any of the other Heroes!
"
Preston Stormer and Rocka, Breakout

"You know this isn't going to work right?"
"It seems to be working fine so far."
"Do you know how many would-be galactic conquerors Hero Factory deals with every week? It's what we do."
― Rocka and a Brain-controlled Kirch, Collision Course

Trivia

Appearances

References

Notes

  1. Rocka's name was first identified as "Daniel Rocka" in the credits of some copies of the Savage Planet DVD, and later in Episode 10: Brain Attack.

See also

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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