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Ordeal of Fire
Julius Nex was the first Hero, along with Nathan Evo, to be created using the 2.0 system. They were revealed at a press conference by Akiyama Makuro. After displaying his prowess, he chatted affably with the reporters, and invited them all to friend him on HeroBook.
Nathaniel Zib sent Nex and Evo to back up Alpha 1 Team against the Fire Lord at Tanker Station 22. Nex defeated and hero-cuffed Nitroblast with some help from Evo; he also split William Furno and Natalie Breez's locked weapons. In the final assault on the Fire Lord, Nex pitched in until Mark Surge rammed the Fire Lord with vehicle. Nex was later present at a ceremony honoring Surge's bravery.
When rookie teammate Daniel Rocka was reported missing on the planet Quatros, Nex was given a 3.0 enhancement, granting him saber-toothed tiger power as preparation for a mission to Quatros. He was accompanied by other 3.0 teammates Preston Stormer, William Furno, Jimi Stringer, and Dunkan Bulk. When they arrived on the planet, they found Rocka, who had been badly beaten by the Witch Doctor, a former Hero Factory professor now seeking to drain the Quaza from the planet, destroying it. While searching for Witch Doctor, the Alpha 1 team discovered a teleportation bridge, capable of taking three of them to the site of his mining. Rocka and Furno were each put in charge of a unit, and Nex joined Stringer and Furno in taking the path through the jungle. Along the way, they fought with a Waspix and a Scorpio, though they were unable to defeat the Scorpio, who chased them to the mine. While the others worked to liberate the corrupted animals and defeat Witch Doctor, Furno and Nex tried to restore the Quaza to the planet. They found Rocka in a temple, struggling to find a way to beat Witch Doctor, and eventually figured out how to use ancient armor pieces in the temple to equip Rocka with the tools necessary to fight.
While Rocka faced Witch Doctor, Nex found a pile of Quaza Spikes guarded by a serpent. He defeated the serpent, and destroyed the spikes. Meanwhile, Rocka defeated Witch Doctor, and Furno restored the Quaza to the planet, saving it.
After the mission, Nex went to the frontier to investigate rumors of dangerous scientific experiments. He found no evidence, so he returned to the factory
A mass breakout occurred at the Hero Factory, forcing the Heroes to split up to recapture escaped villains.
Nex, after acquiring new armor and weapons, began pursuing the criminal XT4 to his home planet of Makuro IV. He had to fight past several robots XT4 had reprogrammed, and he burned out his laser cutter in the process. He defeated XT4 by pretending to be defeated, and then surprising the villain from behind and capturing him.
The Doom Box
Invasion from Below
It is unknown what happened to Nex, for he was not included in the team during the Invasion from Below.
Abilities and Traits
Nex is enthusiastic, highly skilled in the nuances of his body, has amazing flexibility, and hypersensitive senses. He is a communication expert, able to interface with nearly any system. For his new 3.0 form he was programmed with instinct algorithms based off of the saber-toothed tiger.
Armor and Weapons
Nex originally wielded a Multi-Tool Ice Shield as his primary weapon.
After his first upgrade, he wielded a double-bladed tiger claw, which had cutting blades specifically designed to help slice through creeper plants and roots.
The first set of Julius Nex, set 2068 Nex 2.0, was released in early 2011, along with Evo 2.0, Furno 2.0, Breez 2.0, Stormer 2.0, and Surge 2.0. The set contained 31 pieces. Nex 2.0 could be combined with set 2141 Surge 2.0 to create a new model using instructions from the Hero Factory website. This wave of heroes was the first to utilize the HeroPad system, which uses unique codes found on the bottom of set canister lids in order to unlock different versions of the Creep Crushers game.
Set 2144 Nex 3.0 was released in mid-2011, containing 29 pieces. The set includes a printed armor piece decorated with the name "Nex 3.0" and a tiger pattern. A combination model using parts from Nex 3.0 and Stringer 3.0 could be built using instructions from the Hero Factory website. This wave of canister sets, like the previous wave, included a code on the bottom of each canister lid to unlock that hero's version of the online game Jungle Crushers.
- As part of his role as head of Hero Outreach, Nex has accounts on the fictional social networking sites HeroBook and HeroFeed, based on real-life social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.
- Nex's promotional nickname is "The Tech-head".
- Jason Canning provided the voice for Nex in two of the Television Episodes.
- Due to the Nex prototype having Evo's name and vice versa, both characters were mixed up in different media and appeared with the reversed character traits, such as in their HeroFactory.com biographies.
- Nex once accidentally destroyed a part of the Hero Factory, due to a "test" of his Laser Cutter.
- Comic 5: Ordeal of Fire (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Episode 5: Ordeal of Fire
- Comic 6: Savage Planet
- Episode 6: Savage Planet Part 1
- Comic 7: Savage Planet 2
- Episode 7: Savage Planet Part 2
- Secret Mission 1: The Doom Box
- Secret Mission 4: Robot Rampage
- Face Off: Makuro's Secret Guidebook
- Jungle Of Danger! (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Creep Crushers (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Mission: Ordeal of Fire (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Mission: Savage Planet (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Breakout (Game) (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Creep Crushers Animation (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Ordeal of Fire Character Animations
- 2068 Nex 2.0 Building Instructions on LEGO.com
- 2144 Nex 3.0 Building Instructions on LEGO.com
- 6221 Nex Breakout Building Instructions on LEGO.com
|Heroes of Hero Factory|
|Alpha 1 Team
|Heroes||Preston Stormer | Dunkan Bulk | Jimi Stringer | William Furno | Mark Surge | Natalie Breez|
|Rookies||Julius Nex | Nathan Evo | Daniel Rocka|
|Alpha 1 Team
|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|
|Hero Factory Sets of Early 2011|
|Small||2063 Stormer 2.0 | 2065 Furno 2.0 | 2067 Evo 2.0 | 2068 Nex 2.0 | 2141 Surge 2.0 | 2142 Breez 2.0|
|Medium||2192 Drilldozer | 2193 Jetbug | 2194 Nitroblast|
|Large||2235 Fire Lord|
|see full list|
|Hero Factory Sets of Mid-2011|
|Small||2143 Rocka 3.0 | 2144 Nex 3.0 | 2145 Stormer 3.0 | 2182 Bulk 3.0 | 2183 Stringer 3.0 | 2191 Furno 3.0|
|Medium||2231 Waspix | 2232 Raw-Jaw | 2233 Fangz|
|Large||2236 Scorpio | 2282 Rocka XL | 2283 Witch Doctor|
|see full list|
|Hero Factory Sets of Mid-2012|
|Small||6221 Nex | 6229 XT4 | 6282 Stringer|
|Medium||6222 Core Hunter | 6223 Bulk | 6283 Voltix|
|Large||6230 Stormer XL | 6231 Speeda Demon|
|see full list|