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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. [[ShapedLikeItself We build]] [[HeroesRUs heroes.]]''

{{LEGO}}'s [[SpiritualSuccessor successor]] to ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', following the end of its toyline.

''Hero Factory'' revolves around the construction of robotic heroes in order to protect the similarly robotic populace. Each Hero is unique, with their own distinct personalities and equipment. Our story takes place in Makuhero City, located on a terraformed asteroid. At the heart of Makuhero City is the towering Hero Factory, where new Heroes are constructed in the dozens and equipped with the tools they need for the latest job, whether it be fighting fires or bringing in villains.

Like ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Hero Factory'' has a more detailed story told in various media. So far there's an online comic and animated TV miniseries/DirectToVideo projects, ''Rise Of The Rookies'', ''Ordeal of Fire'', ''Savage Planet'', and ''Breakout''.

Our heroes are the Factory's elite '''Alpha Team:'''
* William Furno. TheHero originally, though has moved on to OlderAndWiser. A Rookie with potential to be an incredibly powerful Hero. Pushes himself hard - probably too hard - to live up to Stormer's high standards as well as his own.
* Preston Stormer. Alpha Team Leader. Level-headed and no-nonsense; he sets high standards for everyone under his command, including himself.
* Mark Surge. A Rookie alongside Furno. A nice guy but tends to let his emotions get the better of him.
* Natalie Breez. Another Rookie with Surge and Furno. Graceful and confident; her experimental systems give her the ability to communicate with animals.
* Duncan Bulk. Your standard DumbMuscle and BoisterousBruiser.
* Jimi Stringer. Laid-back and an amateur musician. Lately also adopted a dose of "southern stereotype" mannerism.
* Nathan Evo. One of the first 2.0-model heroes to be built. A calm and meditative weapons master.
* Julius Nex. Another of the first 2.0 Heroes. An outgoing expert in communications (including social networking) with enhanced flexibility and senses.
* Rocka. The newest Rookie and replacing Furno as TheHero, beginning with the crisis on Quatros. Modeled on Furno but is perhaps even more impulsive.
* There's also the '''Recon Team''': The information and intelligence division, led by Merrick Fortis. Out-of-universe, it was set up by Lego to give fans a place to incorporate their SailorEarth characters and, during the 2.0 and 3.0 waves, allow them to actually design and purchase figures of their custom Heroes.

Together, they fight against the many evil villains of the universe:
* '''Von Nebula:''' The head of a criminal organization with a grudge against the Factory. Originally Von Ness, a Hero himself and teammate of Stormer's. Ran from a battle while Stormer tried to catch him, and he blames Stormer for his disgrace.
* '''The Fire Lord:''' Once a mining bot, he was modified to absorb energy from fuel cells as an alternative to needing a refueling station. But he and the other modified bots became addicted to energy and started attacking power stations.
* '''Witch Doctor:''' Envious of the Heroes' Power Cores, Professor Aldous Witch went to the jungle planet of Quatros to illegally mine some of the raw material, Quaza. There he found a stone skull, which when empowered with Quaza turned him into the tyrannical Witch Doctor.
* '''Black Phantom:''' Devious criminal mastermind who has orchestrated two attempts to sabotage Hero Factory, including a massive jailbreak which forced the Factory to stretch their forces thin while he attacked their assembly line. [[spoiler:Actually working for someone else, creating a distraction so he could steal the Factory's blueprints.]]
* '''Core Hunter:''' Former Hero-turned-criminal whose signature style involves [[HeroKiller removing the power cores of other Heroes]]. When we see him, he's attempting to rebuild an ancient Weapon called the Doom Box.
* '''Brains:''' Mysterious swarm creatures capable of possessing bodies they come into contact with. Their origin is not completely known, but their mission is clear: Destroy Hero Factory at all costs.
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!!This theme contains examples of:

* AdaptationalBadass: Pretty much everyone in the tie-in novels when compared to their TV representations, but the most obvious would have to be Black Phantom.
* AllThereInTheManual: Several things are in the Brickmaster Hero Factory Booklet that you can't find in other places, like why Von Nebula wants to destroy Hero Factory.
** The website also explains a lot.
* ArrowCam: Used in the online ''Breakout'' game when you fire the last shot at a [[{{Mooks}} henchman]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In Hero Factory FM Podcast 4, there is a look at [[HeelFaceTurn Gargantuan Smash's]] "villainous past". There is a recording of a typical "terrorizing streets" rant, followed by what sounds like he's opening fire on a restaurant over an ended promotion.
* AnimalMotifs: The 3.0 Heroes.
* BigNo: Furno in the ''Ordeal of Fire'' series.
* CharacterBlog: Sort of; there's the Hero Factory FM Radio.
** There's also an in-universe version mentioned in the online bio for Nex.
-->(He) is also the head of Hero Outreach. Follow him on [=HeroFeed=], or friend him on [=HeroBook=]!"
* ChainedHeat: Furno and Breez wind up with their weapons stuck together at one point in ''Ordeal of Fire''. Like a Chinese finger trap, the break free by moving closer together as per [[GadgeteerGenius Nex]]'s suggestion.
* ChestInsignia / BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Heroes' Power Cores are on their chest, in the shape of the factory's H logo. During the Breakout, the Heroes' chests are further decorated with designs which somehow represent their element (Furno's flames) or their personality (tech-expert Nex's circuit-like patterns).
* ChromaticArrangement: (Former) Rookie group Furno, Surge, and Breez.
* CompilationMovie: ''Rise of the Rookies'' is basically the four episodes of the TV miniseries put together.
* ContestWinnerCameo: BZPower's [[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=301356 53rd BIONICLE-Based Creations Contest]]. [[http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/varderan/bbc53/silver.png The winner]] was chosen by LEGO and was featured in the TV series (with a somewhat more simplified design).
* CoolHelmet
* DarkerAndEdgier: The tie-in novels.
* DescriptionCut: From ''Ordeal of Fire''
--> '''Akiyama Makuro''': [Until the upgrades are safe to roll out] the current crop of Heroes are keeping the galaxy safe just fine.\\
(Cut to Alpha Team barely holding out at a mining shaft)
* ElementalPowers: Well, Elemental Motifs, anyway, used in versions 1.0 and "4.0":
** BlowYouAway: Breez
** ExtraOreDinary: Bulk
** AnIcePerson: Stormer
** MakeMeWannaShout: Stringer
** PlayingWithFire: Furno
** ShockAndAwe: Surge
** GravityMaster: Von Ness is revealed to have been themed this way in the flashback story ''Legion of Darkness''. This ties in with both the elemental powers/motifs of so many Heroes and with his later black hole powers/motif as the villain Von Nebula.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[CaptainObvious It's a factory that builds heroes.]]
* FanficMagnet: The Recon Team is a deliberate invocation.
* FantasyGunControl: Sort of. Most of the characters use non-standard weaponry, but Duncan Bulk has his 'metal sphere shooter'.
* FiveManBand: [[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} Again]], six, but who's counting?
* FashionableAsymmetry: Several Heroes have rather asymmetrical armor. Splitface too.
* FourFingeredHands: The initial 1.0 line had this due to the use of the hand piece from Bionicle. Averted with the 2.0 series onwards. The sets, that is. Strangely, the TV series still portrayed characters with FourFingeredHands until the Breakout arc.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In one scene of ''Ordeal of Fire'' when Akiyama Makuro is describing the Upgrade, you can see Julius Nex flirting with reporter Daniella Capricorn in the background. It's all done very subtly with hand gestures, so it's easy to miss. But it's all worth it for his mopey look when she rejects his flirtations and returns her attention to Makuro's press conference.
* GRatedDrug: Mere energy for the Fire Lord and his gang. He even has a speech about how strongly they're all addicted to it and can't stop getting more.
* [[spoiler:GovernmentConspiracy: In the novels, an alliance of planetary Governments is behind several attempts to destroy Hero Factory.]]
* HeartLight: the Hero Cores
* HeroesRUs: It's ''called'' Hero Factory; what do you expect?
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the movie, Stormer is [[TheDukesOfHazzard John Schneider]], Prof.Zib is [[HappyDays Henry Winkler]] and Von Nebula is MarkHamill. Also CharlieAdler as Corroder.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: In the animated series, and it applies to ''everybody''.
* IWillTearYourArmsOff: Stormer threatens to do this to the DJ Mak Megahertz in one of the Hero Factory podcasts. It's implied that he carried out the threat, too, but Mak's a robot, so HeGotBetter
* KilledOffForReal: From the books, possibly [[spoiler:Core Hunter and his henchman Geb]], definitely [[spoiler:Arctur, Kirch, the latter's Brain squad.]] In "Mirror World," [[spoiler:Karter and Alternate versions of Splitface, Toxic Reapa, Thornraxx, and Von Nebula]] also bite it (AllTheMyriadWays is in full effect here).
* LampshadeHanging: In the description of [[http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/HeroFactoryGadgets/images/picB0D028D515A80ABEF98978327CD83AD0.jpg Von Nebula's staff]] on the website:
-->The function of the surrounding blades has not yet been determined, but one senior analyst suggests they are there to make the entire staff "[[WeaponForIntimidation look scary]]."
* LetsSplitUpGang: During the "Breakout" storyline, [[JustifiedTrope due to the massive amount of escaped villains that need immediate attention]].
** This also happens in ''Savage Planet'' where Rocka and Furno get the chance to act as leaders of three-person teams.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The Fire Lord and his group have a rather distinct musical piece that comes up whenever the Villains themselves do.
* LighterAndSofter: When compared to its predecessor.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The [[AllThereIntheManual Missions Page on the website]] reveals that there are a lot of teams out there.
** The Hero Recon Team allows for even MORE characters!
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The Multi-tool Ice Shields in 2.0, as well as circular shields most Heroes used in Brain Attack.
* MeaningfulName: Like, everyone, save a handful of characters.
* MerchandiseDriven: Made by a toy company. So... yeah.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Happens with every new wave of toys.
* TheMusical: One of the Hero Factory FM podcasts has Tibor Terrell presenting a clip of Hero Factory The Musical. Megahertz wastes no effort in secretly complaining about how bad it is.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Several of the villains have these. Meltdown and Corroder come to mind.
* NamesTheSame: The second BigBad is the Fire Lord. [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Did he bring Azula with him?]]
** On a LEGO-specific note, "Alpha Team" was previously a "secret agent" theme of the company's traditional brick-based toys. The name was recycled in this theme with no connection to the previous use, something LEGO does somewhat frequently.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Averted; the Fire Lord has taken weaponry used in the previous arc and upgraded it.
** More recently Jawblade has done the same.
* OutOfFocus: Heroes are often rotated out at new story arcs. The exception is the Breakout arc, which is double-length compared to the previous ones and can therefore include all nine Heroes to date.
* PlasmaCannon: Introduced in the Breakout wave.
* PowerIncontinence: The main issue with upgrading existing Heroes to 2.0 was difficulty adapting to the new bodies. This causes things such as weapons being fired [[SoMuchForStealth at the worst times]] and not-so-graceful movement. Furno and Breez also [[ChainedHeat get their weapons locked together]] at one point
* PowerTrio: Furno, Surge, and Breez; who were all manufactured in the same batch and went through training together.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Rocka delivers one in ''Savage Planet''. The cheesiness of it is lampshaded, as Rocka complains that he "can't say it", only for Furno and Nex to tell him it's mandatory.
-->'''Rocka:''' Okay, Witch Doctor. The only medical care you'll be seeing to is your own!
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: At least ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' [[JustifiedTrope justified]] their characters having emotions/personalities with the bio-mechanical nature of Matoran Universe beings, and the organic-at-birth nature of Bara Magna residents. The Heroes (all the residents of Makuhero City, actually) are outright stated to be purely mechanical robots, with the Heroes literally built in an assembly line, so this trope is in full effect.
** In the "Bulk and Vapour" set, Bulk's helmet is outfitted with breathing tubes. ROBOTS DON'T BREATHE.
* RoboticAssemblyLines: ''Vertical'' assembly lines.
* RunningGag:
** The soft drink Power Core has been referenced three times: once in the ''Hero Factory FM'' podcast, once in the TV episode ''The Enemy Within'', and most recently in the online game ''Breakout''. Preston Stormer is always their celebrity endorsement, and he doesn't hesitate to show his reluctance.
** The laughably bad promos in ''Hero Factory FM'' are also one of these.
* SailorEarth: Lego always encourages kids to create their own stuff, but the Recon Team takes it a bit further than before by setting aside a special place for these characters in canon and letting fans buy their own custom Heroes.
* SecondPersonAttack: ''The Trials of Furno'' has a shot showing Rotor's point of view as Furno lays a few punches on him.
* ShapedLikeItself: The slogan: ''Hero Factory. We build Heroes.''
* ShoutOut: Jimi Stringer seems to be named after a [[JimiHendrix certain famous guitar player.]]
** Which makes his "cowboy talk" in the cartoon downright bizarre...
** Nex mentions online ways to be friends with him and follow his adventures on [[{{Facebook}} Herobook]] or [[{{Twitter}} Herofeed]].
** One of the online games has [[{{Slizers}} S-L-I-Z-E-R-S]] as an access code.
** ''Savage Planet'' makes two references to the reference source [[{{Wikipedia}} Heropedia]].
** the 4.0 armor for Breeze and Nex look quite a lot like [[{{Metroid}} Varia Suits]], complete with ShouldersOfDoom and an ArmCannon.
** Eliminating an opponent in Roboball makes a sound exactly like collecting a coin in a [[SuperMarioBros famous video game]].
* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: it's pretty high for the most part, but the sets do receive some changes in their transition to animated form. Namely, sets without back armour get one (even in the legs and arms- something no set features), everyone has two hands (many sets feature only one hand piece, the other one being replaced by a socket joint upon which is built a weapon), the armour arrangement is sometimely changed, many glowing details are added (glowing eyes, glowing cores, glowing armour and weapon decorations), characters' eye colour are changed. Special mention, however, goes to Stormer's 4.0 form. The set is much taller than the other heroes, and is fittingly called "Stormer XL". In the show, Stormer is visibly downsized, being only slightly taller than the other characters, and fights villain [[BadassBiker Speeda Demon]] on a bike that isn't even included in the Stormer XL set, let alone exists in toy form (the bike is basically a recolour of the Furno Bike from the 1.0 wave).
** Many of the characters also wear belts or rectangular containers, akin to a tool box. Affixed to their butts.
* SoMuchForStealth: After the Alpha Team gets the upgrade, they plan to sneak into the fuel mine. This is botched when Furno accidentally sets off his weapon, blowing their cover.
* SpiritualSuccessor: to ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' (at least in toy form if not story)
* StoppedNumberingSequels: The second and third releases noted the Heroes' upgrades by labeling them version 2.0 or 3.0. The fourth release isn't bothering.
* TeleporterAccident: In ''Savage Planet'', Rocka's team takes a shortcut to one of the Quaza mines via a teleporter, and they wind up shrunken down.
* ToylessToylineCharacter: Mr. Makuhero, oldest robot on record and founder of the Hero Factory. Also Prof. Nathaniel Zib, his helper Quadal, Lucy the operator, and ''Hero Factory FM'' DJ Mak Megahertz.
** As well as another side character, Big Joe, who is only mentioned by name in the tie-in online games but appears as a supporting character alongside the previous three. His render is used in the Hero Factory TV series and in various promotions for generic male robots working at the factory.
** Wildly subverted, however, by the Recon Team during the 2.0 and 3.0 waves, as your homemade Hero can get its own toy.
* AVerySpecialEpisode: The ''Ordeal of Fire'' episode's PhlebotinumMuncher plot is so strong and {{Anvilicious}} on this they might as well give up the pretense.
* VillainTeamUp: This is the main story of the the chapter book ''Legion of Darkness''.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Xera]] believes that the Brains represent a perfect social hierarchy devoid of evil... And allies with them to achieve this end.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://hf.biosector01.com/wiki/Main_Page Hero Sector 01]], or HS01 for short, is a sister wiki to Bionicle Sector 01.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The chapter book ''Legion of Darkness'' covers the early days of Hero Factory, including the formation of the first Hero team, Alpha 1, under team leader Thresher. It also tells how many of the villains from ''Breakout'' arc were originally arrested.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Karter.]]
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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. [[ShapedLikeItself We build]] [[HeroesRUs heroes.]]''

{{LEGO}}'s [[SpiritualSuccessor successor]] to ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', following the end of its toyline.

''Hero Factory'' revolves around the construction of robotic heroes in order to protect the similarly robotic populace. Each Hero is unique, with their own distinct personalities and equipment. Our story takes place in Makuhero City, located on a terraformed asteroid. At the heart of Makuhero City is the towering Hero Factory, where new Heroes are constructed in the dozens and equipped with the tools they need for the latest job, whether it be fighting fires or bringing in villains.

Like ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Hero Factory'' has a more detailed story told in various media. So far there's an online comic and animated TV miniseries/DirectToVideo projects, ''Rise Of The Rookies'', ''Ordeal of Fire'', ''Savage Planet'', and ''Breakout''.

Our heroes are the Factory's elite '''Alpha Team:'''
* William Furno. TheHero originally, though has moved on to OlderAndWiser. A Rookie with potential to be an incredibly powerful Hero. Pushes himself hard - probably too hard - to live up to Stormer's high standards as well as his own.
* Preston Stormer. Alpha Team Leader. Level-headed and no-nonsense; he sets high standards for everyone under his command, including himself.
* Mark Surge. A Rookie alongside Furno. A nice guy but tends to let his emotions get the better of him.
* Natalie Breez. Another Rookie with Surge and Furno. Graceful and confident; her experimental systems give her the ability to communicate with animals.
* Duncan Bulk. Your standard DumbMuscle and BoisterousBruiser.
* Jimi Stringer. Laid-back and an amateur musician. Lately also adopted a dose of "southern stereotype" mannerism.
* Nathan Evo. One of the first 2.0-model heroes to be built. A calm and meditative weapons master.
* Julius Nex. Another of the first 2.0 Heroes. An outgoing expert in communications (including social networking) with enhanced flexibility and senses.
* Rocka. The newest Rookie and replacing Furno as TheHero, beginning with the crisis on Quatros. Modeled on Furno but is perhaps even more impulsive.
* There's also the '''Recon Team''': The information and intelligence division, led by Merrick Fortis. Out-of-universe, it was set up by Lego to give fans a place to incorporate their SailorEarth characters and, during the 2.0 and 3.0 waves, allow them to actually design and purchase figures of their custom Heroes.

Together, they fight against the many evil villains of the universe:
* '''Von Nebula:''' The head of a criminal organization with a grudge against the Factory. Originally Von Ness, a Hero himself and teammate of Stormer's. Ran from a battle while Stormer tried to catch him, and he blames Stormer for his disgrace.
* '''The Fire Lord:''' Once a mining bot, he was modified to absorb energy from fuel cells as an alternative to needing a refueling station. But he and the other modified bots became addicted to energy and started attacking power stations.
* '''Witch Doctor:''' Envious of the Heroes' Power Cores, Professor Aldous Witch went to the jungle planet of Quatros to illegally mine some of the raw material, Quaza. There he found a stone skull, which when empowered with Quaza turned him into the tyrannical Witch Doctor.
* '''Black Phantom:''' Devious criminal mastermind who has orchestrated two attempts to sabotage Hero Factory, including a massive jailbreak which forced the Factory to stretch their forces thin while he attacked their assembly line. [[spoiler:Actually working for someone else, creating a distraction so he could steal the Factory's blueprints.]]
* '''Core Hunter:''' Former Hero-turned-criminal whose signature style involves [[HeroKiller removing the power cores of other Heroes]]. When we see him, he's attempting to rebuild an ancient Weapon called the Doom Box.
* '''Brains:''' Mysterious swarm creatures capable of possessing bodies they come into contact with. Their origin is not completely known, but their mission is clear: Destroy Hero Factory at all costs.
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!!This theme contains examples of:

* AdaptationalBadass: Pretty much everyone in the tie-in novels when compared to their TV representations, but the most obvious would have to be Black Phantom.
* AllThereInTheManual: Several things are in the Brickmaster Hero Factory Booklet that you can't find in other places, like why Von Nebula wants to destroy Hero Factory.
** The website also explains a lot.
* ArrowCam: Used in the online ''Breakout'' game when you fire the last shot at a [[{{Mooks}} henchman]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In Hero Factory FM Podcast 4, there is a look at [[HeelFaceTurn Gargantuan Smash's]] "villainous past". There is a recording of a typical "terrorizing streets" rant, followed by what sounds like he's opening fire on a restaurant over an ended promotion.
* AnimalMotifs: The 3.0 Heroes.
* BigNo: Furno in the ''Ordeal of Fire'' series.
* CharacterBlog: Sort of; there's the Hero Factory FM Radio.
** There's also an in-universe version mentioned in the online bio for Nex.
-->(He) is also the head of Hero Outreach. Follow him on [=HeroFeed=], or friend him on [=HeroBook=]!"
* ChainedHeat: Furno and Breez wind up with their weapons stuck together at one point in ''Ordeal of Fire''. Like a Chinese finger trap, the break free by moving closer together as per [[GadgeteerGenius Nex]]'s suggestion.
* ChestInsignia / BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Heroes' Power Cores are on their chest, in the shape of the factory's H logo. During the Breakout, the Heroes' chests are further decorated with designs which somehow represent their element (Furno's flames) or their personality (tech-expert Nex's circuit-like patterns).
* ChromaticArrangement: (Former) Rookie group Furno, Surge, and Breez.
* CompilationMovie: ''Rise of the Rookies'' is basically the four episodes of the TV miniseries put together.
* ContestWinnerCameo: BZPower's [[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=301356 53rd BIONICLE-Based Creations Contest]]. [[http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/varderan/bbc53/silver.png The winner]] was chosen by LEGO and was featured in the TV series (with a somewhat more simplified design).
* CoolHelmet
* DarkerAndEdgier: The tie-in novels.
* DescriptionCut: From ''Ordeal of Fire''
--> '''Akiyama Makuro''': [Until the upgrades are safe to roll out] the current crop of Heroes are keeping the galaxy safe just fine.\\
(Cut to Alpha Team barely holding out at a mining shaft)
* ElementalPowers: Well, Elemental Motifs, anyway, used in versions 1.0 and "4.0":
** BlowYouAway: Breez
** ExtraOreDinary: Bulk
** AnIcePerson: Stormer
** MakeMeWannaShout: Stringer
** PlayingWithFire: Furno
** ShockAndAwe: Surge
** GravityMaster: Von Ness is revealed to have been themed this way in the flashback story ''Legion of Darkness''. This ties in with both the elemental powers/motifs of so many Heroes and with his later black hole powers/motif as the villain Von Nebula.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[CaptainObvious It's a factory that builds heroes.]]
* FanficMagnet: The Recon Team is a deliberate invocation.
* FantasyGunControl: Sort of. Most of the characters use non-standard weaponry, but Duncan Bulk has his 'metal sphere shooter'.
* FiveManBand: [[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} Again]], six, but who's counting?
* FashionableAsymmetry: Several Heroes have rather asymmetrical armor. Splitface too.
* FourFingeredHands: The initial 1.0 line had this due to the use of the hand piece from Bionicle. Averted with the 2.0 series onwards. The sets, that is. Strangely, the TV series still portrayed characters with FourFingeredHands until the Breakout arc.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In one scene of ''Ordeal of Fire'' when Akiyama Makuro is describing the Upgrade, you can see Julius Nex flirting with reporter Daniella Capricorn in the background. It's all done very subtly with hand gestures, so it's easy to miss. But it's all worth it for his mopey look when she rejects his flirtations and returns her attention to Makuro's press conference.
* GRatedDrug: Mere energy for the Fire Lord and his gang. He even has a speech about how strongly they're all addicted to it and can't stop getting more.
* [[spoiler:GovernmentConspiracy: In the novels, an alliance of planetary Governments is behind several attempts to destroy Hero Factory.]]
* HeartLight: the Hero Cores
* HeroesRUs: It's ''called'' Hero Factory; what do you expect?
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the movie, Stormer is [[TheDukesOfHazzard John Schneider]], Prof.Zib is [[HappyDays Henry Winkler]] and Von Nebula is MarkHamill. Also CharlieAdler as Corroder.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: In the animated series, and it applies to ''everybody''.
* IWillTearYourArmsOff: Stormer threatens to do this to the DJ Mak Megahertz in one of the Hero Factory podcasts. It's implied that he carried out the threat, too, but Mak's a robot, so HeGotBetter
* KilledOffForReal: From the books, possibly [[spoiler:Core Hunter and his henchman Geb]], definitely [[spoiler:Arctur, Kirch, the latter's Brain squad.]] In "Mirror World," [[spoiler:Karter and Alternate versions of Splitface, Toxic Reapa, Thornraxx, and Von Nebula]] also bite it (AllTheMyriadWays is in full effect here).
* LampshadeHanging: In the description of [[http://cache.lego.com/upload/contentTemplating/HeroFactoryGadgets/images/picB0D028D515A80ABEF98978327CD83AD0.jpg Von Nebula's staff]] on the website:
-->The function of the surrounding blades has not yet been determined, but one senior analyst suggests they are there to make the entire staff "[[WeaponForIntimidation look scary]]."
* LetsSplitUpGang: During the "Breakout" storyline, [[JustifiedTrope due to the massive amount of escaped villains that need immediate attention]].
** This also happens in ''Savage Planet'' where Rocka and Furno get the chance to act as leaders of three-person teams.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The Fire Lord and his group have a rather distinct musical piece that comes up whenever the Villains themselves do.
* LighterAndSofter: When compared to its predecessor.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The [[AllThereIntheManual Missions Page on the website]] reveals that there are a lot of teams out there.
** The Hero Recon Team allows for even MORE characters!
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The Multi-tool Ice Shields in 2.0, as well as circular shields most Heroes used in Brain Attack.
* MeaningfulName: Like, everyone, save a handful of characters.
* MerchandiseDriven: Made by a toy company. So... yeah.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Happens with every new wave of toys.
* TheMusical: One of the Hero Factory FM podcasts has Tibor Terrell presenting a clip of Hero Factory The Musical. Megahertz wastes no effort in secretly complaining about how bad it is.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Several of the villains have these. Meltdown and Corroder come to mind.
* NamesTheSame: The second BigBad is the Fire Lord. [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Did he bring Azula with him?]]
** On a LEGO-specific note, "Alpha Team" was previously a "secret agent" theme of the company's traditional brick-based toys. The name was recycled in this theme with no connection to the previous use, something LEGO does somewhat frequently.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Averted; the Fire Lord has taken weaponry used in the previous arc and upgraded it.
** More recently Jawblade has done the same.
* OutOfFocus: Heroes are often rotated out at new story arcs. The exception is the Breakout arc, which is double-length compared to the previous ones and can therefore include all nine Heroes to date.
* PlasmaCannon: Introduced in the Breakout wave.
* PowerIncontinence: The main issue with upgrading existing Heroes to 2.0 was difficulty adapting to the new bodies. This causes things such as weapons being fired [[SoMuchForStealth at the worst times]] and not-so-graceful movement. Furno and Breez also [[ChainedHeat get their weapons locked together]] at one point
* PowerTrio: Furno, Surge, and Breez; who were all manufactured in the same batch and went through training together.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Rocka delivers one in ''Savage Planet''. The cheesiness of it is lampshaded, as Rocka complains that he "can't say it", only for Furno and Nex to tell him it's mandatory.
-->'''Rocka:''' Okay, Witch Doctor. The only medical care you'll be seeing to is your own!
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: At least ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' [[JustifiedTrope justified]] their characters having emotions/personalities with the bio-mechanical nature of Matoran Universe beings, and the organic-at-birth nature of Bara Magna residents. The Heroes (all the residents of Makuhero City, actually) are outright stated to be purely mechanical robots, with the Heroes literally built in an assembly line, so this trope is in full effect.
** In the "Bulk and Vapour" set, Bulk's helmet is outfitted with breathing tubes. ROBOTS DON'T BREATHE.
* RoboticAssemblyLines: ''Vertical'' assembly lines.
* RunningGag:
** The soft drink Power Core has been referenced three times: once in the ''Hero Factory FM'' podcast, once in the TV episode ''The Enemy Within'', and most recently in the online game ''Breakout''. Preston Stormer is always their celebrity endorsement, and he doesn't hesitate to show his reluctance.
** The laughably bad promos in ''Hero Factory FM'' are also one of these.
* SailorEarth: Lego always encourages kids to create their own stuff, but the Recon Team takes it a bit further than before by setting aside a special place for these characters in canon and letting fans buy their own custom Heroes.
* SecondPersonAttack: ''The Trials of Furno'' has a shot showing Rotor's point of view as Furno lays a few punches on him.
* ShapedLikeItself: The slogan: ''Hero Factory. We build Heroes.''
* ShoutOut: Jimi Stringer seems to be named after a [[JimiHendrix certain famous guitar player.]]
** Which makes his "cowboy talk" in the cartoon downright bizarre...
** Nex mentions online ways to be friends with him and follow his adventures on [[{{Facebook}} Herobook]] or [[{{Twitter}} Herofeed]].
** One of the online games has [[{{Slizers}} S-L-I-Z-E-R-S]] as an access code.
** ''Savage Planet'' makes two references to the reference source [[{{Wikipedia}} Heropedia]].
** the 4.0 armor for Breeze and Nex look quite a lot like [[{{Metroid}} Varia Suits]], complete with ShouldersOfDoom and an ArmCannon.
** Eliminating an opponent in Roboball makes a sound exactly like collecting a coin in a [[SuperMarioBros famous video game]].
* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: it's pretty high for the most part, but the sets do receive some changes in their transition to animated form. Namely, sets without back armour get one (even in the legs and arms- something no set features), everyone has two hands (many sets feature only one hand piece, the other one being replaced by a socket joint upon which is built a weapon), the armour arrangement is sometimely changed, many glowing details are added (glowing eyes, glowing cores, glowing armour and weapon decorations), characters' eye colour are changed. Special mention, however, goes to Stormer's 4.0 form. The set is much taller than the other heroes, and is fittingly called "Stormer XL". In the show, Stormer is visibly downsized, being only slightly taller than the other characters, and fights villain [[BadassBiker Speeda Demon]] on a bike that isn't even included in the Stormer XL set, let alone exists in toy form (the bike is basically a recolour of the Furno Bike from the 1.0 wave).
** Many of the characters also wear belts or rectangular containers, akin to a tool box. Affixed to their butts.
* SoMuchForStealth: After the Alpha Team gets the upgrade, they plan to sneak into the fuel mine. This is botched when Furno accidentally sets off his weapon, blowing their cover.
* SpiritualSuccessor: to ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' (at least in toy form if not story)
* StoppedNumberingSequels: The second and third releases noted the Heroes' upgrades by labeling them version 2.0 or 3.0. The fourth release isn't bothering.
* TeleporterAccident: In ''Savage Planet'', Rocka's team takes a shortcut to one of the Quaza mines via a teleporter, and they wind up shrunken down.
* ToylessToylineCharacter: Mr. Makuhero, oldest robot on record and founder of the Hero Factory. Also Prof. Nathaniel Zib, his helper Quadal, Lucy the operator, and ''Hero Factory FM'' DJ Mak Megahertz.
** As well as another side character, Big Joe, who is only mentioned by name in the tie-in online games but appears as a supporting character alongside the previous three. His render is used in the Hero Factory TV series and in various promotions for generic male robots working at the factory.
** Wildly subverted, however, by the Recon Team during the 2.0 and 3.0 waves, as your homemade Hero can get its own toy.
* AVerySpecialEpisode: The ''Ordeal of Fire'' episode's PhlebotinumMuncher plot is so strong and {{Anvilicious}} on this they might as well give up the pretense.
* VillainTeamUp: This is the main story of the the chapter book ''Legion of Darkness''.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Xera]] believes that the Brains represent a perfect social hierarchy devoid of evil... And allies with them to achieve this end.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://hf.biosector01.com/wiki/Main_Page Hero Sector 01]], or HS01 for short, is a sister wiki to Bionicle Sector 01.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The chapter book ''Legion of Darkness'' covers the early days of Hero Factory, including the formation of the first Hero team, Alpha 1, under team leader Thresher. It also tells how many of the villains from ''Breakout'' arc were originally arrested.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Karter.]]
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* BadassBiker: Furno 1.0 and Breakout villain Speeda Demon. Stormer applies as well, in the TV show at least- in his fight against Speeda Demon he rides what looks to be a white and blue replica of Furno's bike.



* CloudCuckooLander: Stringer, apparently.
-->He tends to get a little distracted at times, forget his gear in strange places, and lose track of time.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Core Hunter collects the cores of Heroes he defeats.
* CommunicationsOfficer: Nex.



* DarkIsEvil: Von Nebula, Black Phantom and Core Hunter.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Stringer's primary color is black, with either orange or blue as a secondary highlight.



* DroneDeployer: Stormer XL carries Scout Drones on his armor.
* DualWielding: Breez in her first two versions and Surge's first version



* EnvironmentSpecificActionFigure: The version of Bulk 1.0 that is packaged with Vapor has a jetpack and extra weapon.
** The 2.0 and 3.0 heroes arguably fall under this trope, being firefighting and jungle gear respectively.
** The 4.0 version of Furno wears underwater equipment.
* EvilIsBurningHot: Fire Lord, quite obviously.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Von Ness, aka Von Nebula, in the background.]]



* FashionableAsymmetry: Several Heroes have rather asymmetrical armor.
* FauxActionGirl: Natalie Breez has barely any screentime in the animated series. So much so that every time she manages to get a word in edgewise, she considers it such an achievement that she has to fist-bump Surge to celebrate.
** She becomes more of a genuine ActionGirl in ''Ordeal of Fire''.

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* FashionableAsymmetry: Several Heroes have rather asymmetrical armor.
* FauxActionGirl: Natalie Breez has barely any screentime in the animated series. So much so that every time she manages to get a word in edgewise, she considers it such an achievement that she has to fist-bump Surge to celebrate.
** She becomes more of a genuine ActionGirl in ''Ordeal of Fire''.
armor. Splitface too.



* FrenchJerk: Black Phantom and his heavy French accent.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Breez



* HatesBeingTouched: The Fire Lord, according to his online bio.
-->The leader of the fire villains hates to be touched. Even if someone wanted to touch him, his incandescent personality would be burned into them, along with second degree burns.



* HelicopterPack: Rotor



* IWillTearYourArmsOff: Stormer threatens to do this to the DJ Mak Megahertz in one of the Hero Factory podcasts. It's implied that he carried out the threat, too, but Mak's a robot, so He Got Better
* {{Kaiju}}: [[spoiler:Dragon Bolt]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Breez's "4.0" form wields two of them in the same hand, as part of her arsenal.
** Speeda Demon dual-wields two gold katanas while riding a motorcycle.

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* IWillTearYourArmsOff: Stormer threatens to do this to the DJ Mak Megahertz in one of the Hero Factory podcasts. It's implied that he carried out the threat, too, but Mak's a robot, so He Got Better
* {{Kaiju}}: [[spoiler:Dragon Bolt]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Breez's "4.0" form wields two of them in the same hand, as part of her arsenal.
** Speeda Demon dual-wields two gold katanas while riding a motorcycle.
HeGotBetter



* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: The franchise's two lead Heroes are red (Furno) and gold (Rocka).
** RedIsHeroic: Furno



* LoveInterest: Breez defies this, even going on Hero Factory FM to say under no uncertain terms that she's not interested in any of her teammates.



* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Speeda Demon, Waspix, and XT4.



* PersonalSpaceInvader: The Brains
* PhlebotinumMuncher: Fire Lord and his minions do this to increase their power ([[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity and insanity]]).



* MagneticWeapons: Thresher wields two "Mass Driver Launchers" (i.e. railguns/coilguns) in the chapter book ''Legion of Darkness''.
* RememberTheNewGuy: In ''Savage Planet'', Furno seems to know enough about Rocka to object to the latter being called "the new Furno."
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Black Phantom and Core Hunter.



* SerialKiller: Core Hunter is a more child-friendly variation, taking the power cores of Heroes he defeats. It's implied this kills them if they don't get a replacement soon enough.



* SkeleBot9000: Witch Doctor is clearly designed to look like a robotic skeleton.



* SpikesOfVillainy: Von Nebula, Xplode, Fire Lord's three henchmen (Fire Lord himself has a pair of horns, but no spikes), Witch Doctor, Jawblade, Thornraxx, Splitface, Core Hunter and Speeda Demon.
* SplitPersonality: This is the villain Splitface's defining trait, as a result of being TwoFaced-- the robotic and organic sides of his brain don't integrate properly. In the flashback story ''Legion of Darkness'' one side is reckless and the other is cautious, while in later stories he descends into TalkingToThemself. Each personality has its own WeaponofChoice, too.
* StealthPun: Nex is colored orange, making him an "orange Julius".
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Witch Doctor's real name is Professor Aldous Witch. Really, that's just asking for it.



* SupportingLeader: Stormer
** Supporting as he may be, he still gets to fight against each saga's Big Bad at least for a little while. Breakout seems to subvert this, however.
* SwissArmyWeapon: The Multi-Tool Ice [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Shield]] that can be kitted out with different modular equipment; four of the model 2.0 Heroes carry one, and it's an option for Recon Team Heroes as well.
** Stringer in his Breakout form (summer 2012 set) wields what looks to be a cross between a gun and an electric guitar.
* SwordAndGun: Surge, Breez and Stormer in their 2012 sets versions.
* TalkingToThemself: Splitface does this-- out loud, no less-- in ''Breakout'' and the chapter book ''The Doom Box''. Oddly enough, he doesn't demonstrate this in the flashback chapter book ''Legion of Darkness'', suggesting that while he's always had a SplitPersonality, the madness only progressed later.



* TheVonTropeFamily: Von Nebula.
* TheyCalledMeMad: Witch Doctor invokes this trope and almost repeats the sentence word for word during his MotiveRant about 2/3 into the Savage Planet TV episode.
* TwoFaced: The [[MeaningfulName fittingly named]] Splitface. Though his entire body is divided into two separate colored and styled halves.



* WitchDoctor: The third BigBad, called... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Witch Doctor]].
* WolverineClaws: Several 3.0 heroes, including Stringer, Nex, and Rocka. And again, a prominent Recon Team option.
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** BearsAreBadNews: Stringer
** BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Furno
** BigBadassWolf: Bulk
** KingOfBeasts: Rocka
** PantheraAwesome: Nex
** RhinoRampage: Stormer



* TheBeastmaster: Witch Doctor
* BeehiveBarrier: Part of Rocka's and Breez Breakout gear.
* BigBad: Von Nebula, Fire Lord, Witch Doctor, Black Phantom.
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* Kaiju: [[spoiler:Dragon Bolt]]

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* Kaiju: {{Kaiju}}: [[spoiler:Dragon Bolt]]
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* Kaiju: [[spoiler:Dragon Bolt]]
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* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The Multi-tool Ice Shields in 2.0, as well as circular shields most Heroes used in Brain Attack.


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* PersonalSpaceInvader: The Brains
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* '''Brains:''' Mysterious swarm creatures capable of possessing bodies they come into contact with. Their origin is not completely known, but their mission is clear: Destroy Hero Factory at all costs.
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* KilledOffForReal: From the books, possibly [[spoiler:Core Hunter and his henchman Geb]], definitely [[spoiler:Arctur, Kirch, the latter's Brain squad.]] In "Mirror World," [[Karter and Alternate versions of Splitface, Toxic Reapa, Thornraxx, and Von Nebula]] also bite it (AllTheMyriadWays is in full effect here).

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* KilledOffForReal: From the books, possibly [[spoiler:Core Hunter and his henchman Geb]], definitely [[spoiler:Arctur, Kirch, the latter's Brain squad.]] In "Mirror World," [[Karter [[spoiler:Karter and Alternate versions of Splitface, Toxic Reapa, Thornraxx, and Von Nebula]] also bite it (AllTheMyriadWays is in full effect here).
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* KilledOffForReal: From the books, possibly [[spoiler:Core Hunter and his henchman Geb]], definitely [[spoiler:Arctur, Kirch, the latter's Brain squad.]] In "Mirror World," [[Karter and Alternate versions of Splitface, Toxic Reapa, Thornraxx, and Von Nebula]] (AllTheMyriadWays is in full effect here).

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* KilledOffForReal: From the books, possibly [[spoiler:Core Hunter and his henchman Geb]], definitely [[spoiler:Arctur, Kirch, the latter's Brain squad.]] In "Mirror World," [[Karter and Alternate versions of Splitface, Toxic Reapa, Thornraxx, and Von Nebula]] also bite it (AllTheMyriadWays is in full effect here).
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