Hero Factory (Corporation)

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"We, the good, bold and virtuous, stand united against the malignant forces in the universe. Our sole and unwavering resolution: to root out and eliminate all things lowdown, vile and villainous. We go forth with conviction and courage, and strive wholeheartedly against the dark. Together, we build a safer universe. We build a better tomorrow. We build Heroes."
― Hero Factory Foundation Pledge

Hero Factory (Corporation)
Corporation
Headquarters/Base Makuhero City (Hero Factory)
Leader(s) Akiyama Makuro
Status Active
Goal(s) Protect the Galaxy

Hero Factory (HF), or Hero Factory Incorporated,[HFPM] is a private[FO:MSG] corporation founded by Akiyama Makuro. The Factory designs, builds, and dispatches robot Heroes to fight villains, solve crises, and restore peace across the universe.

History

The Call Center

More than a hundred years ago,[Media Center in 2010-2011] Akiyama Makuro saw the growing threat of criminals in the universe, and founded Hero Factory using the advanced technology of the time, with the aim of helping people with their problems, such as criminals, creatures, or natural disasters. Each Hero was forged, and given personality from their Hero Core, made from the rare mineral, Quaza. The factory was established as the main center of operations for all heroes. The Hero Factory organization is the galaxy's first private law-enforcement organization.[FO:MSG]

The first active team was Alpha 1 Team, which consisted of Thresher, Preston Stormer, Jimi Stringer, Dunkan Bulk, and Von Ness. The Hero Factory organization used a prison in Asteroid J-54 to contain the criminals that the Heroes arrested and captured. Due to the Alpha 1 Team's failure to stop a massive operation at the prison by the Legion of Darkness, Makuro planned to shut down Hero Factory. However, the Heroes' great bravery in stopping the Legion of Darkness from taking Hero Factory changed Makuro's mind and he went forward with the plan, starting to produce new Heroes.[SM2] Hero Factory is recognized by nearly all plantery governments as a duly deputized law-enforcement agency.[FO:MSG]

Mr. Makuro personally inspects the creation of every hero, and points out ones he believes will be special. Over time, the number of employees in the factory increased from a few hundreds to thousands. Millions of robotic people were created, expanding outward and developing a great amount of the cities and inhabitable areas, including Makuhero City, which surrounds the factory.[HFPM]

The Hero Factory uses refueling stations for Heroes' vehicles and equipment. The stations are scattered around the galaxy. Tanker Station 22 is one of the stations. Although the refueling station is intended to be used by Hero Factory personnel, Makuro usually allows local goverments and law enforcement to use the refueling stations.[FO:MSG, p. 34]

Decades ago, the Hero Factory mined Quatros for the Quaza it possessed. However, it was discovered that the mining was detrimental to the planet, the place was designated as a protected planet, and established as a wildlife preserve. A force-field was erected around the planet, accessible only to Hero Factory personnel.[Episode 6]

The Hero Factory is responsible for the defeat and imprisonment of numerous criminals from across the galaxy. They created a prison inside the Hero Factory building called Villain Storage, so they can keep the villains that the Heroes arrested and captured.[Episode 8]

There was no criminal activity for at least 24 hours before Mission: Von Nebula happened.[Galactic Threat Level: Pearl (June 8, 2010)] The Hero Factory made a short promotional magazine that guides a Hero.

The Alpha 1 Team was recently responsible for the apprehension of the infamous criminal, Von Nebula, who was once Von Ness, and his gang of six villains.[Episode 1][C1][Episode 4][C4][FO:MSG]

After a testing process, the Factory debuted the 2.0 Upgrade process to create new 2.0 heroes with improved armor and weapons. The first built in this form were rookies Nathan Evo and Julius Nex; three members of Alpha 1 later had the upgrade applied directly to them. All five 2.0 Heroes giving them fire-resistant armor and ice-based weapons to help them defeat and arrest Fire Lord and his cohorts, who attacked Tanker Station 22. Surge was later upgraded and his own equipment. The 2.0 Upgrade has become the new standard for Hero Factory Hero creations, and can also be used on existing Heroes.[Episode 5] It was eventually perfected.[Episode 6]

Professor Aldous Witch, who taught at the Hero Factory for decades, secretly coveted the Hero Cores, though he was unable to wear one himself. Desiring to possess a Quaza Core, Witch tried to install one into his own body in the Quaza Chamber. However, his attempt was discovered and was forcibly stopped by one of his former students, Stormer. As a result of his position within Hero Factory, he was exiled rather than being imprisoned. Aldous went to Quatros to illegally mine Quaza. He was transformed into a taller villain called the Witch Doctor. He used corrupted Quaza spikes to mind-control many animals from the planet. He mined the planet's core's Quaza and put it in a blimp in a plan to use the Quaza to make an army that could destroy the Hero Factory as revenge for banishing him.[Episode 6][C6][Episode 7]

The Hero Factory developed the 3.0 upgrade, where the 2.0 Heroes can wear armor that are based on animals and give them the abilities of such. Six members of the Alpha 1 Team, Stormer, Stringer, Bulk, Nex, William Furno, and Daniel Rocka, who were given 3.0 forms by Professor Nathaniel Zib and Quadal, fought and defeated Witch Doctor, freed the animals from his control, and returned the Quaza to Quatros' core to save it from dying. The team arrested Witch.[Episode 6][C6][Episode 7][C7] The Hero Factory organization reinforced Quatros' defenses to prevent a crisis like this from ever happening again.[FO:MSG]

The Hero Factory developed the Breakout upgrade, where the 2.0 Heroes get new forms, where they wear helmets that look like their 1.0 ones, and new armor. The Hero Factory also created a new kind of Hero Cuffs, which can fly and seek out their target. They created Plasma Guns. They also created XL forms for the Heroes' Breakout forms. When the Breakout happened, the staff, including Zib, gave at least the Alpha 1 Team the upgrades to recapture the villains who escaped the prison. While all of the Heroes in the Hero Factory building were away on their parts of the mission, Black Phantom snuck into the building and had his custom-built drone called Arachnix imprison the Mission Control staff. Black Phantom put the building in lockdown and activated its force field called the Fail-Safe shield to prevent anyone from coming inside the building.[Episode 8] Black Phantom announced to his captives that he plans to steal the building's plans, so he can build his own army, and then destroying the Hero Factory, so the Heroes will not oppose his army. Zib doubted Black Phantom's plan at first because he thought Black Phantom will use Quaza, which will make his army recognize his villainy, but Black Phantom showed that he will use Anti-Quaza to replace the Quaza. He used a sliver of Anti-Quaza in his chest to shut down the staff members. The staff members were later reactivated. When the staff discovered that Black Phantom sent the building's schematics to an unknown destination, they became worried of a potential danger to the Hero Factory that this will cause, as Black Phantom's unknown ally or allies will use the plans to make their version of the Hero Factory building that will create evil versions of the Heroes.[Episode 9][FO:MSG, p. 67]

The Hero Factory developed the Brain Attack upgrade, where Breakout Heroes get new heads and armor. Rocka, with the help of Zib, designed Hero Core Locking Clamps,[FO:MSG] which were built into the Heroes' chest armor and enhanced the power of and protected the Hero Cores. The Hero Factory also created new Hero helmets, which look like the Heroes' 1.0 and Breakout helmets, but with high-tech Visors. The Hero Factory created weapons where many of them look like medieval ones, and some of them are guns that shoot small missiles. They also created XL forms and Jet forms for the Brain Attack Heroes. When the Brains attacked Makuhero City, Zib gave at least seven members of the Alpha 1 Team, Stormer, Furno, Rocka, Bulk, Evo, Natalie Breez, and Mark Surge, the upgrades. When a Brain-possessed dragon called Dragon Bolt crashed through the Hero Factory building, the Mission Control staff went to hide in the building's Safe Room to protect themselves. After the Brains were defeated, the staff got out of the Safe Room, as Zib came to tell the Alpha 1 Team members about the Brains' defeat.[Episode 10]

Some planetary governments are worried about depending on the Hero Factory too much, and want some kind of protection that they can control. These became corrupt and formed the Galactic Conspiracy, who wants to destroy Hero Factory. The Hero Factory eventually became aware of them and their secret evil actions, and wants to arrest them.[SM4][SM5]

After Mission: Mirror World happened, the Hero Factory corporation got involved with making Makuro's guidebook, which is about their recent events, to guide a Hero.

The Hero Factory, including Zib, created Remote Builders, designs for Battle Machines, and new forms for the Heroes that allow them to pilot the new machines.[Lego Club Inside Scoop page] During Mission: Invasion From Below, the staff gave at least the seven members of the Alpha 1 Team the new forms and equipment before the Heroes used them to fight the Jumpers, who were invading Antropolis City. When Stormer was taken by a mutated Jumper called a Jaw Beast, Breez called Hero Factory for backup. The Hero Factory sent many Heroes in Drop Ships to the city. After Furno was also taken by another mutated Jumper, the Heroes went to fight the Jumpers in the city, allowing the remaining Alpha 1 Team members to go to the Jumpers' underground lair to stop the Jumpers and rescue their kidnapped teammates.[Episode 11]

Infrastructure

The Hero Factory staff uses Hero Factory technology, and some of the staff are engineers.[Episode 5]

They always do their jobs. The employees devote themselves to helping the Heroes function in their tasks. They dispatch their Heroes at no cost to the public. Using the number 1-888-4-HEROFACTORY (43763228679), anyone can call in to alert them to a crime or disaster, as they use the Hero Alert System to do so.[Episode 1] The planet Earth was known to have used this phone number to contact the Hero Factory to take care of a dragon there.[HeroFactory.com Mission List, Dragons!] The people also use communications towers with subspace radios, like the one in the city of Tranquis in Tranquis VII, to contact the Hero Factory.[SM4] Although the Hero Factory is a private group, the Heroes work hand-in-hand with local law whenever possible. However, the Hero Factory exists to face challenges normal police agencies may not be able to handle on their own.[FO:MSG] Workers from Hero Factory's refueling stations, like Tanker Station 22, push a red button with the Hero Factory symbol on it and on a wall in their station to call the Hero Factory.[Episode 5]

The Heroes are very loyal to the Hero Factory staff members, and their main priority is to listen to the Mission Managers, also called "Mission Commanders".[Episode 8] The Mission Managers tell what they know to the Heroes, so the Heroes will know what to do when they encounter certain situations in their missions. When the Heroes have low energy in their Hero Cores, the Mission Managers tell the Heroes to go recharge their Hero Cores to get ready for missions, and they do not let the Heroes go do the missions without recharging first.[Episode 2] The Hero Factory uses communications satellites, like the one in the Sigma Sigma system.[Episode 8][Episode 9][FO:MSG]

The Hero Factory staff does an occasional alarm drill called the Core Breach Drill, where they do a lockdown in the Hero Factory building. They also have restricted frequency in communications on the Heroes in the Hero Factory building. However, Rocka used this frequency to contact Zib at one time because of his status as a member of Hero Recon Team.[Episode 9] When the staff members in the Mission Management Stations notice an enemy breaching into the building, they go to the building's Safe Room to hide for their own protection. When the danger is thwarted and everything is safe, they come out.[Episode 10]

To keep the general public safe and informed, the Hero Factory utilizes a series of Threat Levels, representing the amount of danger present, which it issues to the populace. The lowest Threat Level is "Pearl", or "White", which means there has been minimal or no villain and dangerous creature activity in the past 24 hours.[Galactic Threat Level: Pearl (June 8, 2010)] The highest is "Ruby", used recently when there was a mass prison breakout in the factory.[Breakout! (November 25, 2011)] The staff and Heroes also have codes that tell others to have a priority to do a certain situation for them:

  • Priority 1-A - A danger that is as bad as the Breakout
    • Priority 1-A Delta Red - It is when the galaxy is in danger of destruction. This happened in Mission: The Doom Box[SM1]
    • Priority 1-A Communication - It is when a Hero wants to communicate with someone[SM3]
  • Evacuation Order 1-A - It is when everyone in the Hero Factory building, including prisoners, has to leave the Hero Factory building[SM5]

The Hero Factory also have secret files, and they have access to a headset called the Histotron in Makuhero University. The Histotron contains some of their secret files.[HFPM][Episode 9][SM2][FO:MSG] The Mission Managers have archived footages and recordings called Hero Logs, or Mission Logs, to inform Heroes about other Heroes' past missions. The footages can be viewed in the Hero Factory's screens and Hero Pods' holographic ones,[Episode 4] and the recordings are recorded into small disks and can be played and heard in the Hero Factory's briefing room.[SM1]

When the Hero Factory makes top secret projects, like a power generator, they have to let the governments of neighboring worlds know about it, just in case something goes wrong. However, spies for the Galactic Conspiracy, who wants to destroy the Hero Factory, are situated in these worlds, telling their organization the information.[SM5]

Some of the Hero Factory employees use various kinds of electronic tablets called Datapads to record information. Some use computers in the Mission Control Room. The Mission Managers have electronic pens, and they use them to write on a certain kind of Datapads. They also have a similar device to the Datapads with a blue holographic screen called an X-Bot Scanner, which is an X-ray device that can scan a robot's medical condition. There are also syringe-like devices that can inject a substance into a Hero's body.[Episode 3] The Hero Factory staff also has a substance called a "Metal Cleaner", which can wipe out images out of a robot's mind.[SM3]

The corporation consists of robots of various kinds. The Mission Managers have their own kind, and they can hold electronic pens through their circular "ears". The female workers look different from the male ones. All of the robots except for Makuro have blue eyes. Some of the male workers are miners, and they use yellow cranes that can lift two workers.[Episode 10]

The Hero Factory does not torture their prisoners.[SM2] They treat them well.[SM4]

If an employee steals a Hero Core, Makuro would fire and imprison them. However, if the employee had a good status, like being a teacher at the Hero Factory for decades, he or she would be exiled from the Hero Factory and its planet rather than imprisoned. One such employee was Professor Aldous Witch.[Episode 6]

The Hero Factory organization also makes guidebooks, including promotional magazines and manuals, to teach Heroes about how they do things and their history.[HFPM][SM2, p. 40][FO:MSG]

Radio

The Hero Factory FM radio talk show is run by Mak Megahertz, and broadcasts from within Hero Factory. Heroes and employees frequently appear on the show to provide information. Megahertz runs a segment of the show called Mak in the Morning.

Sponsorships

Due to its presence in the galaxy, Hero Factory possesses a number of sponsorship deals. Power Core mobile vending pods are the official drink of Hero Factory. The Hero Preston Stormer once appeared on a large electro-billboard promoting the brand, but the billboard got accidentally destroyed by William Furno when he was fighting Stormer, who was infected by Meltdown's nanobots at the time.[Episode 3][C3]

The new energy drink company called RoboJolt also once asked Natalie Breez to be in a commercial for them.[Episode 3]

Employees

The main Hero Factory building has 11,127 employees, including:

  • Akiyama Makuro - Founder of Hero Factory
  • Mission Managers
  • Quadal - Zib's assistant
  • Call Center employees
    • Sherman Lennard - The male Call Center Manager (Hero Factory FM)
    • Female Call Center operators[Episode 1]
      • Lucy - A female Call Center Operator
  • Boz Freeman - The male Head of the Assembly Tower (Hero Factory FM)
  • Sid Asimo - A male Furnace Worker who is the Hero Factory's longest-serving employee (Hero Factory FM)
  • Designers
  • Mak Megahertz - A male DJ on Hero Factory FM and host of the program Mak in the Morning (Hero Factory FM)
  • Gargantuan Smash - A former villain, now a Hero Factory employee (Hero Factory FM)
  • Workers in the Hero Factory
    • Big Joe - A male hard Worker
    • Ones that look like Big Joe
      • Ones that work in refueling stations, like Tanker Station 22.[Episode 5]
      • Ones that work in Hero Factory communications satellites, like the one in the Sigma Sigma system.[Episode 8][Episode 9]
    • Ones with masks covering their faces
    • Female workers in the Hero Factory
      • Ones that work in Hero Factory communications satellites, like the one in the Sigma Sigma system.[Episode 8][Episode 9]
  • Medi-Bots - Robots that medically treat robots[Episode 3]
  • The Hero Factory Science Team - Science robots. Before a police chief named Drax was treated from Meltdown's nano-bots, the science team did not have an experience with treating robots that do not have Hero Cores.[Episode 3] At one time, the science team and Quadal once developed new armor for Stormer, which he used for a fight against Rotor and XPlode in Merak 9.[Episode 1] They made an antidote to the nano-bots, but they warned Zib about the nano-bots possibly causing permanent damage to robots who have the nano-bots.[Episode 3]
  • The Tech Crews - Technicians[Episode 2][SM5]
  • Several rogue cleaning robots that the Rho 3 Team dealt with

Former Employee

  • Aldous Witch - A former teacher who got exiled for trying to attach a Hero Core to his body. Now a villain called the Witch Doctor

Quotes

"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."
Daniel Rocka and a Brain-controlled Kirch, Collision Course

Trivia

  • According to Hero Factory Promotional Magazine and Face Off: Makuro's Secret Guidebook, there are millions of robot workers who oversee the construction of the Heroes and are spread out in many planets in the galaxy, where they built many villages, towns, and cities. However, what is written in this wiki page is more evident.
  • According to Christian Faber's Instagram post in 2022, when the Hero Factory franchise was developed, he rotated Bionicle 2001-2010's/Generation 1's Three Virtues symbol 90 degrees. This inspired the creation of the Hero Factory symbol.
  • The Hero Factory corporation are very much like the Matoran, Agori, Turaga, and Vortixx from Bionicle G1. The workers are like the Matoran, Agori civilians, and Vortixx when they work and build various buildings and equipment. The Mission Managers and Makuro are like the Turaga and Agori elders when they provide important information to their heroes.

See also

Archived Links


Staff of Hero Factory
Akiyama Makuro | Aldous Witch (formerly) | Big Joe | Lucy | Nathaniel Zib | Quadal | Mak Megahertz


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 (retired)
Rookies Preston Stormer | Dunkan Bulk | Jimi Stringer | Von Ness (rogue)
Recon Team Merrick Fortis | "Omega" | Vic Tory | Thelonious Fox | "Smith" | Daniel Rocka
Delta 9 Team Lucas Valor | Nathan Slick | Emily Wise
Others Core Hunter (rogue)