Xin Nan, Bei Sen, Dong Sha, Xi Zhao, and Kun Zhong are the descendants of the Fire village, the Water village, the Wood village, the Gold village, and the Earth village respectively their bodies containing a mysterious gene.With the power the Crystas Guang Ying Shi "Light-Shadow Stone" they are endowed with magical Powered Armor, heirlooms from ancient times.
Bearing such a mighty panoply, these five young men become the embodiment of righteousness: Yan Long Xia the Fire Dragon Hero, Hei Xi Xia the Black Rhinoceros Hero, Tian Ying Xia the Sky Eagle Hero, Xue Ao Xia the Snow Mastiff Hero, and Di Hu Xia the Earth Tiger Hero. As heroes, they fight the evil plans schemed by Emperor of the Darkness and his minions.
The villains' plan is to disrupt the happiness of the community by using pollutants to make pollution monsters that harms the environment and the community's peace. Through their hard work of beating monsters up with a single finisher, the Armor Heroes achieve victory by sealing the fifty-two monsters in fifty-two magical stones and five large magical charms.
Has four sequels, Armor Hero XT, Armor Hero Lava, Armor Hero Captor and Armor Hero Hunter.
This work contains examples of:
- Clip Show: There is a season called The Legend of Armor Hero that introduces all the heroes from the series prior to it with already-existing stock footage.
- Gotta Catch Them All!: In the original series, the heroes have to seal 52 monsters into 52 cards, for a convenient length of 52 episodes.
- Larynx Dissonance: In the English dub, Eric's cousin Anne is a little girl but speaks in a voice that's clearly an adult woman mimicing the voice of a child.
- The Legend of X: The clip show season is titled The Legend of Armor Hero.
- Merchandise-Driven: To the point where the previously-unheard of narrator announces every tool, weapon, and power that the Armor Heroes wield when they appear in the style of a toy commercial.
- The Movie: Three of them, all tying in to specific Armor Hero series. The first, Armor Hero: Emperor, is for the first series and released in 2010; the second, Armor Hero: Atlas, is for Armor Hero Lava and released in 2014; and the third, Armor Hero: Captor King, is for Armor Hero Captor and released in 2016.