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XPlode is a successful criminal-for-hire, currently imprisoned by Hero Factory.
XPlode made his name in the underworld of the galaxy as a criminal-for-hire, and has become a multi-millionaire due to his success. He has a reward placed on him on every inhabited planet within 1000 light years.
Von Nebula hired XPlode to assist him in his plan to destroy Preston Stormer and Hero Factory. Von Nebula often teamed XPlode with Rotor because of XPlode's ability to keep Rotor under control. The two of them were sent to Merak 9 by Von Nebula to capture a shipment of C-4000 explosives, but were foiled by Stormer and Hero Factory's Alpha 1 Team. As Hero Factory was about to capture the minions, XPlode betrayed Rotor and escaped on his hoverbike, leaving Rotor to the Heroes.
Later, Rotor escaped and Von Nebula teamed him back up with XPlode to raid an explosives plant on Lemus 2. As the two were carrying the stolen goods away, Rotor spotted a Hero Pod and shot it down. However, Stormer and the three rookies sent with him, William Furno, Natalie Breez, and Mark Surge, had landed in a Hero Factory Drop Ship, using the empty Hero Pod as a decoy. The group of Heroes attacked, but XPlode told Rotor to direct all of their weapons at Stormer, so they could pick off the rookie Heroes with ease once Stormer was down. One of the blasts that struck Stormer dislocated some of his wiring, forcing Breez to repair him while Furno and Surge engaged XPlode and Rotor. XPlode and Rotor attempted to use the stolen explosives to fend off Furno in his bike, but Surge used his Lightning Shooter to prevent them from reaching the explosives. As the Heroes came closer to cornering the henchbots, XPlode once again betrayed Rotor and fled, while Furno hero-cuffed Rotor.
XPlode was later sent with Meltdown by Von Nebula to back up Thunder and Corroder at New Stellac City, who were fighting Natalie Breez, Dunkan Bulk, Mark Surge, and Jimi Stringer while Stormer and Furno confronted Von Nebula.
After Von Nebula used a black hole to capture the Heroes' weapons, the criminals repeatedly fired their weapons in pursuit of the disarmed heroes. However, the Heroes managed to avoid their foes' blasts until the villains' ammunition ran out. They jumped out at that moment, no longer outgunned, and attacked the criminals, knocking all of them out but XPlode, who fired his explosive spikes at them as a last resort. However, the heroes used their new Particle Separators to avoid the lethal blow, and Stringer knocked out the unarmed XPlode, later transferring him to their Storage Facility jail.
Abilities and Traits
XPlode accepted jobs only when they appeared to present a significant challenge, as he was already very wealthy. He is an extremely skilled criminal, but he is cautious and knows his limits well, and would not run into a trap intentionally prior to thinking it over or fight a battle he could not win. However, XPlode is also impatient and bad-tempered, often questioning the decisions of his employers or superiors, and has no qualms about betraying allies for his own benefit.
The box set 7147 XPlode was released in mid-2010. The set included 45 pieces including a firing Meteor Blaster.
- XPlode was voiced by Jeff Glen Bennett in Rise of the Rookies.
- XPlode has been known to coat the tip of his spikes with poison.
- Comic 1: Trials of Furno
- Episode 1: Trials of Furno
- Comic 2: Core Crisis
- Comic 4: Von Nebula Rising
- Episode 4: Von Nebula
- Hero Factory Promotional Magazine
- Face Off: Makuro's Secret Guidebook
- Hero Factory FM
- Mission: Von Nebula
- Episode 8: Breakout Part 1
|Von Nebula's Gang||Von Nebula | XPlode | Meltdown | Corroder | Thunder | Rotor | Vapor|
|Fire Villains||Fire Lord | Drilldozer | Jetbug | Nitroblast|
|Legion of Darkness||Black Phantom | Toxic Reapa | Jawblade | Splitface | Thornraxx | Voltix | XT4 | Speeda Demon|
|Brains||Bruizer | Pyrox | Scarox | Ogrum | Aquagon | Frost Beast | Dragon Bolt|
|Galactic Conspiracy||Karter | Dumacc | Perjast|
|Other||Silver | Witch Doctor | Core Hunter | Geb | Deneb | Arctur|
|Hero Factory Sets of Mid-2010|
|Small||7164 Preston Stormer | 7165 Natalie Breez | 7167 William Furno | 7168 Dunkan Bulk | 7169 Mark Surge | 7170 Jimi Stringer|
|Medium||7147 XPlode | 7148 Meltdown | 7156 Corroder | 7157 Thunder|
|Large||7145 Von Nebula | 7158 Furno Bike | 7160 Drop Ship | 7162 Rotor | 7179 Bulk & Vapour|
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