Hero Core

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Hero Core
User(s) Heroes
Functionality Powering Heroes
Creating Hero Cells
Status In use

The Hero Core (also known as the Quaza Core) is what powers a Hero and gives them a personality.


Hero Cores were developed by Akiyama Makuro using a rare mineral known as Quaza. Hero Cores are placed into every Hero upon creation, and contain the hero's personality and serves as their power source. Hero Factory protocol demands that before leaving on any mission, a Hero must have a fully charged core, because having a low-powered core weakens a Hero and the Hero Core will become worthless if it runs out of power, forcing the Hero with a dead core to have a core transplant.[Episode 2] After successful missions, rookie Heroes receive power charges to their Core, until they receive a final charge.

When two rogue Heroes, Von Ness and Core Hunter, were rebuilt into different-looking villains, their Hero Cores disappeared. Core Hunter has a weapon called the Hero Core Remover Tool, which could remove Hero Cores from Heroes and drain the energy from the Hero Cores.[SM1]

When Von Nebula and his gang of villains were fighting the Alpha 1 Team in New Stellac City, Von Nebula tried to use his staff called the Black Hole Orb Staff to drain the energy from Preston Stormer and William Furno's Hero Cores to enhance his large black hole base, as he planned to drain Makuro's Quaza to enhance his black hole ten thousand times, but Stormer and Furno stopped him.[Episode 4][C4]

Heroes who got the 2.0 Upgrade were given a newer, more compact model of Hero Core, which remain relatively unchanged despite minor aesthetic differences in the 3.0 modifications.

When thr Breakout happened and then the Heroes got their Breakout armor, their Cores changed to look different, as they became white and perfectly circular. When the Brains attacked Makuhero City, this model of Hero Core was used in the Heroes' Brain Attack armor. The Hero Core Locking Clamps were developed by Daniel Rocka, with the help of Nathaniel Zib,[FO:MSG] offering enhanced power and protection for the Hero Cores.

When the Heroes got new forms, which allow them to use Battle Machines, to fight the Jumpers in Antropolis City, their Hero Cores got changed to look different.


Hero Cores are disk-like devices, where each is made with a tiny sliver of Quaza stone. The purity of a Hero Core affects the skills, personality, and ability of the Hero, and a Hero's potential is gradually unlocked with each charge.

The Heroes use the Cores as batteries that make them stay active. When the Cores are low in energy, the Heroes would become exhausted and weak, and they need to use the Hero Factory's Quaza Chamber to recharge. Damaging a Hero can also drain his or her Core's energy. If a Hero's Core runs out of energy completely, the Hero could die[SM4] and would need a Core transplant, which could change the Hero's personality.[Episode 2] According to Mark Surge, if a Hero trains too hard, the Hero could burn out pushing himself or herself too far doing this.[Episode 1]

All Heroes who have gone through the upgrade now bear an improved, compact model of the Hero Core, which is resistant to temperature change and delivers up to 40% more power.

The Hero Cores can be supercharged at will by the Heroes, and they can nullify the rusting effect of a rusting agent called Oxidium that way. This allowed William Furno to defeat Jawblade. Supercharging the core can make its Hero glow when it is nullifying the effect of Oxidium.[Episode 9]

When Voltix would try to use Tansari VI's Energy Collection Array's energy to attack a Hero by the Hero Core, the attack temporarily deactivates the Hero, and the Hero reawakens himself or herself.[Episode 9]

The Hero Cores serve as the Heroes' hearts, so removing a Hero Core from a Hero can lead to severe consequences, including the Hero's death, so Heroes must not allow anyone to get their Hero Cores off of them.[FO:MSG] Core Hunter knows how to remove a Hero Core from a Hero, and he uses a weapon called a Hero Core Remover Tool to do it. When he removed a Hero Core from a Hero, another Hero would have to give this Hero a replacement Hero Core right away in order to save the Hero from dying.[SM1]

Some Hero Factory employees, like Quadal, use a small silver device that can scan a Hero's Hero Core and measure how much energy does the Core have. The device shapes like a rectangular prism with a round part on its top part. The top part glows red, green, and blue when it is in use, but when it is not, it is white. The device has three small red rectangle lights lined up horizontally in the center, and they light up when a Hero's Hero Core is so drained that the Hero needs to get recharged.[Episode 1][Episode 2]

Hero Cell

As a last resort, three Heroes can link their cores by using a small device that has three retractable cords to form a Hero Cell, which is a protective energy cell around the heroes that prevents any damage from outside. However, it drains the energy out of the cores, thus making its use a risk to the Heroes involved. It is why the Heroes use the Hero Cell as a last resort. Each cord can be connected to a hole of the Hero's chest armor that is near and below the Hero's Hero Core in order for the Hero Cell to work. The Hero will have to open the hole in order to connect the cord to his or her chest armor. The Hero Cell device's cords and center part will glow blue when it is in use.[C2][Episode 2]

The device can also be used by the cores' energy to recharge anything that is Hero Factory technology. One Hero can use the device to recharge a deactivated Hero to reactivate him or her.[Episode 6] Two Heroes can use the device to rewire a long-disused teleportation tunnel in Quatros to change Heroes, who were shrunken to a smaller size by the tunnel after using it, back to their normal size.[Episode 7][C7]

The Hero Cell device is known to work on 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 Heroes.

Set Information

Every Hero appearing in a Hero Factory set includes a Hero Core. Heroes in 2010 Hero sets each included a Hero Core in a transparent color unique to that character, with the exception of the Drop Ship Pilot from set 7160 Drop Ship, whose Hero Core was silver.

The Hero 2.0 sets released in the first half of 2011 each included a newer, smaller Hero Core piece in an opaque color matching the color of that hero's face. This version of the Hero Core is also included in any Hero purchased using the Hero Recon Team online application.

Hero 3.0 sets continued using this style of Hero Core, although in new colors for the characters who had not been included in the previous wave.

All 2012 Breakout sets featured redesigned Hero Cores, with two pegs to fit the new chest piece. Unlike previous versions, each Core was colored white, regardless of the set it came with. Engraved on the back of each Core is a code, to be used in the online game Breakout. The amount of game points varied by the size and pricing of the sets: the smallest sets offered 200 points, medium-sized sets offered 300 points, sets 6203 BLACK PHANTOM and 6230 STORMER XL offered 500 points each, and 6231 Speeda Demon offered 900 game points. Exclusive to 2012, the villain sets included Hero Cores as a means of distributing game points. The villain sets did not actually integrate the core into their build, only for the purpose of disseminating points for the game. Set 6222 CORE HUNTER can use the Hero Core Remover Tool to grab a Hero Core.

The 2013 Brain Attack series used the same Hero Cores as the Breakout series, but the codes were intended for the new online game Brain Attack, and each price point of set offered double the game points of the comparable price point the previous year. Set 44014 JET ROCKA also has a Hero Core that offered 3000 points. Additionally, the Heroes had their cores surrounded by four locking clamps attached to the torso, which could be hinged open or closed.

With the redesign of Heroes as minifig robots in 2014, the Hero Core was changed, now represented by a 1x1 round printed tile.




Heroes Particle Separator | Hero Core | Hero Cuffs | Aquajet Pack | Sonic Speakers | Scout Drones | Hero Core Locking Clamps | Visor | Jetpack Wings | Jetpack (Rocka) | Canister
Villains Explosive Spikes | Skull Staff | Arachnix | Laser Cutters | Lightning Whip | Multi Vision Mask | Doom Box