Mission: Catch 'Em and Cuff 'Em

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Mission: Catch 'Em and Cuff 'Em
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Mission
Objective Recapture all villains that escaped in the breakout
Hero Team All Heroes
Location The entire galaxy
Result Several of the conspirators are jailed; many villains are recaptured

Mission: Catch 'Em and Cuff 'Em, named by Nathaniel Zib, is the galactic effort by the Hero Factory made in order to recapture every one of their previously imprisoned convicts, who escaped in a mass breakout.

Briefing

Team Assigned

All available Heroes were recalled for the mission and sent out on solo runs, a break in standard Hero Factory protocol.

Alpha 1 Team members outfitted after the Breakout

Alpha 1 Team

Rookie 1 Division

Enemies

All villains escaped during the breakout, with the exception of Von Nebula, whose whereabouts are unknown. Those who were encountered as a result of the mission include:

The Breakout

Objective

Recapture every escaped villain and investigate the truth of the breakout.

Background

The villain Voltix deliberately allowed himself to be captured by William Furno and Daniel Rocka, and once inside the prison, used his electrical power to trigger Von Nebula's Black Hole Orb Staff, which disabled all of the prison's functions while simultaneously providing an escape route for every captured villain. Every available Hero was recalled from their mission and armed with brand new Hero Cuffs, while the villain Black Phantom infiltrated the Factory.

Summary

Zib called an emergency meeting where he previewed the new Hero Cuffs and sent every Hero off to recapture villains, identifiable due to tracking chips installed in containment. However, Rocka was asked to stay behind by the Hero Recon Team. Natalie Breez was sent after Thornraxx, Dunkan Bulk after Core Hunter, and Julius Nex after XT4.

Scylla

Furno in combat against Jawblade

Furno was outfitted with an Aquajet Pack to go underwater on Scylla and combat the aquatic villain Jawblade, accompanied by Hero Recon Team members including Omega. Despite his upgrades, Jawblade was able to get the upper hand on Furno. His Hero Cuffs were knocked to the seabed, where Jawblade found Oxidium, a rusting agent on Scylla. He rusted Furno's systems and revealed his plan was to use the Oxidium to incapacitate the Heroes. After getting a message from Nathan Evo, who asked for advice in his battle, Furno supercharged his Hero Core and cuffed Jawblade.

Kollix IV

Outfitted in XL armor and an Ultra Mach Speed Cycle, Preston Stormer was sent after Speeda Demon who was on Kollix IV accompanied by Recon Team members, including Omega. Speeda Demon was attempting to knock out power systems on the planet. Stormer engaged Speeda Demon in a high-speed chase, and they raced through the ice pathways of the planet. Stormer was able to use his Hero Cuffs to cuff one of Speeda Demon's hands, making the villain spin out on his Nitro Rocket Motorbike.

Z'chaya

Arriving at Z'chaya with Omega and a Recon Team deployment, Evo carefully moved through the jungle in search of Toxic Reapa. Toxic Reapa announced his plan to infect larvae and make an insectoid army. Despite Evo's best efforts, Toxic Reapa's knowledge of the terrain gave him a huge advantage. Unsuccessfully trying to use his Tank Arm on him, Evo called Furno for advice. Told to follow his guts by Furno, Evo utilized his Tank Arm to launch himself at Toxic Reapa, cuffing him.

Sigma Sigma

Mark Surge arrived in the Sigma Sigma system to combat Splitface who was going to begin destroying a network of communication satellites. In the battle that occurred, Splitface initially managed to succeed, pushing a large asteroid at the satellite. Though Surge cut two-thirds of the asteroid, it still headed toward the satellite. Surge used Splitface's split personality to his advantage, shocking the villain. Surge threw Splitface at the asteroid to destroy it, and then captured him.

Tansari VI

Arriving on the planet, Jimi Stringer searched for Voltix, the initiator of the Breakout after arriving with Omega and Hero Recon Team members. Voltix used his Shooting Volt Blaster many times on Stringer, and was overpowering the hero. As Voltix prepared for a finishing assault on Stringer's Hero Core, Stringer blocked the electricity with fuel cells. All of Voltix's energy was absorbed by the fuel cells, allowing Stringer to easily capture Voltix. However, Stringer misplaced his Drop Ship with Omega. Then Core Hunter attacked Stringer but was driven off by Bulk, who continued to chase him.

Hero Factory

Rocka takes on Black Phantom

With the Heroes gone, Black Phantom easily captured the Mission Managers and rounded them up. Rocka was then locked in detention level of the facility. Black Phantom told the staff that Voltix's breakout was a ruse so Black Phantom could take over the Hero Factory and lock it with the Failsafe Shield. He then proceeded to transfer the structural schematics of the entire facility to an unknown source so the Hero Factory's Hero process could be replicated for nefarious purposes. He then used Antiquaza to absorb the Mission Manager's powers. Meanwhile Rocka had communicated with Zib and was heading to Akiyama Makuro's office to down the Failsafe Shield. As Rocka did this, Stormer, Evo, Surge, and Furno all arrived at Hero Factory and saw Daniela Capricorn and the shield. Stormer had Capricorn report no Heroes had returned, lulling Black Phantom into a false sense of security. Rocka downed the shield and met with the other Heroes and they went to the Assembly Tower where Black Phantom was close to destroying the Hero Factory, so his new villainous Hero Factory would have no Heroes to oppose it. Sending Arachnix at the Heroes, Rocka managed to fight Black Phantom. At Evo's suggestion he plugged Black Phantom into the whole system, overloading the villain's systems for his apprehension. Hero Factory was set back to normal, with Stringer then arriving with Voltix. Zib and Makuro realized that Black Phantom had transferred the building schematics to an unknown destination.

The Doom Box

Later into the recapture effort, Alpha 1 was reunited for a secret mission, which ended with the apparent death of escapee Core Hunter.

Aftermath

Breez eventually captured Thornaxx in a tough fight, bringing him to Hero Factory. Major criminals have been captured and Furno and Bulk have improved the prison defenses.

Minor criminals continue to be captured by law enforcement.

Appearances


Missions
Alpha 1 Almaak IV Disappearance | Von Nebula | Ordeal of Fire | Savage Planet | Catch 'Em and Cuff 'Em
Other Imposters | Guard the Princess‎ | Yequee Particle Removal | Dragons! | Fire Sprite Suppression | Pirates of the Constellations‎