|Series||Rise of the Rookies|
|Affiliation||Thresher's Team (Formerly)|
Alpha 1 Team
|Weapons||Multifunctional Ice Weapon|
Multi-Tool Ice Shield
Baton (All Formerly)
Dual Fold-Out Blades
|Number of Episode Appearances:|
Preston Stormer, also known as "The Pro", is the leader of the Alpha 1 Team, & has completed more missions than any other Hero. He is a fairly new model of Hero, but behaves in a way typical of "Classic Heroes".
Preston was the son of Proton Stormer, owner of Proton Stormer & Sons: Bio-Engineers. Preston Stormer was later recruited & his armor was created in the Assembly Tower when Hero Factory was first founded & built. Preston's first team included the first Alpha team leader, Thresher & Stormer's fellow rookie heroes: Von Ness, Dunkan Bulk, & Jimi Stringer.
During a mission to save New Stellac City from a giant robot; Thresher was injured by the robot & Von Ness fled in a Drop Ship. Stormer leapt onto the Drop Ship & attempted to order Von Ness down, but the rookie shook him off the cockpit & began to fly off. Stormer then performed "the coolest move in Hero Factory history" by jumping off the Drop Ship & onto the robot, & then plugging its wires into the wrong sockets, causing it to shut down.
Stormer tracked Von Ness through the galaxy, learning how to scramble his Hero tracking signal, but did not find the rogue rookie.
Stormer went on to a successful career as a Hero, & eventually became the leader of the Alpha 1 Team, though Stormer was less than overjoyed when he realized he'd be replacing his own idol. At one point, Stormer requested the construction of a unique weapon, fitted with an array of tools he knew would be useful.
Stormer led the Alpha Team on a mission to Almaak V to investigate the disappearance of neighboring planet Almaak IV. There was no obvious natural explanation, & the population of Almaak V were descending into panic, whilst the government blamed a weapon supposedly developed in the Prima Giedi star system. However, Stringer recognized that the missing planet's moon remained in place, suggesting the planet was hidden & not moved. The hero used his skill with sonic manipulation to disable the holographic cloaking system, & the entire incident was revealed as a plot by Almaak V government figures who sought to spark a war with the Prima Giedi planets.
Last year, Stormer & the Alpha Team fought against the villain Cornelius Zo, who commanded an army of giant tiger ants. The ants were destroying the city, but Bulk devised a counter-attack using a tank known as the "Crusher", the appearance of which caused the ants to flee. The same year, the team also apprehended a notorious space pirate.
In the TV show "Dancing with the Heroes", the judges ruled that Stormer had "two left feet". Stormer became enraged & began firing energy pulses.
Two months ago, Stormer led the Alpha Team to chase down fuel smugglers in the Faradai Belt. The mission was successful thanks to Natalie Breez.
Rise of the RookiesEdit
Recently, the Alpha Team was called to guard a shipment of C-4000 explosives that was being hijacked by XPlode & Rotor. When XPlode abandoned his sidekick in battle, Stormer called William Furno, who was in the Hero Craft, to cuff Rotor. Rotor attempted to subdue the rookie with his weapon, but Stormer pushed Furno out of the path of the blast. At the Assembly Tower, Stormer advised Furno to replay the following mission in the Training Spheres, noting the rookie's 18 errors.
Stormer decided to take the three rookies - William Furno, Mark Surge, & Natalie Breez - on a training mission. However, before arriving on location, Stormer received a transmission informing him of an attack on the Explosives Plant on Lemus 2. Despite feeling that three rookies didn't make a team, he piloted the Hero Craft. At Stormer's suggestion, they decided to fool the villains with a decoy.
Despite the plan's success, Stormer was downed by the combined forces of XPlode & Rotor. Furno ordered that their commander be put out of harm's way, so that the rookie could take care of the duo themselves. Stormer, once revived, noticed a captured Rotor & complimented Furno. Furno revealed that XPlode had gotten away, but was running from fear. Stormer warned him not to be so sure & that they should be prepared when he attacks again.
Preston and the Alpha Team accepted a radio interview with Hero Factory FM where Mak Megahertz talked to them about their battle with Cornelius Zo & gave him a brief recounting of the event, before being called off to another mission.
Stormer & Furno were dispatched to an alien swamp world to stop the rampage of a giant insect. Furno downed the insect with sticky mud, splattering Stormer but completing the mission.
On Hero Factory FM, Mak Megahertz jokingly referred to Stormer as "good old Stormer". Stormer began calling their switchboard to express his anger, & Mak retracted the statement.
The week following Rotor's capture, Corroder attacked a construction site. Stormer was stuck at the Hero Factory until his Hero Core recharged, though he remained in radio contact with the Heroes there - Bulk, Stringer, & Mark Surge. He sent Furno as back-up, complimenting him on his bluff tactics. Stormer later expressed his thoughts on the attacks of XPlode, Rotor, & Corroder, suspecting that the Heroes were being played.
Later, Stormer, Breez, Surge, & Furno were sent on a mission to Mekron City. Stormer spoke with Chief Drax, but the chief acted strange & threatened the Hero with a gun. Stormer easily placed Hero Cuffs on Drax, but the mad police bot sent out guard drones. Stormer felled most of them, & soon Meltdown crashed through the sky roof. The criminal used microscopic nanobots to hijack Stormer's systems, causing him to try & destroy the Hero Factory. He threw Dunkan Bulk off of a Training Sphere, nearly killing him, stole a jetpack, & escaped into the city. Furno went after him, & in a duel on top of the skyscrapers, finally compared him to Von Ness. The little sanity left in Stormer resisted the urge to kill Furno, & the Hero passed out. The antidote to the nanobots was given to Stormer, & he recovered. After this incident, Stormer reasoned that someone wanted him dead.
Stormer lost a foot race to Natalie Breez on Sarazon 8. When Mak Megahertz brought this up on Hero Factory FM whilst interviewing Breez, Stormer sent angry audio-mail consisting of inaudible yelling. Breez deciphered this as "Basically, I'm dead." Mak then called Stormer a "big lugnut" & "teddy bear", reassuring Breez that she was fine. Stormer sent mail to the show, telling Mak that he was going to rip his arms off as soon as he got out of the Refitting Chamber. Stormer caught up with the DJ & almost tore him limb from limb forcefully, though Mak later recovered.
Stormer also served as a judge on the Hero Factory TV show So You Think You Can Be a Hero?
Stormer, Stringer, & Bulk were sent to New Stellac City to investigate a mysterious meteor. Stormer was persuaded by Quadal to try out his new armor on this mission. Upon arriving in New Stellac, Stormer realized it was a trap, just as two more meteorites hurtled into the square. These contained Thunder & Corroder, who emerged & did battle with the team. Thunder revealed his Nebula Gas Cannon & shot Stormer, causing the team to lose communication with Zib & Quadal. Stormer survived due to Quadal's armor. The Rookie Team was later sent as backup, but more meteorites, containing XPlode & Meltdown, arrived at roughly the same time. Stormer & his team saved the rookies from the henchbots' attack, & the factions began to fight. As they battled, Von Ness, having transformed into an ebony behemoth, appeared in the sky & revealed his new name: "Von Nebula". He created a black hole that sucked in all the Heroes' weapons, including Stormer's Multifunctional Ice Weapon. Determined to bring Von Nebula to justice, Stormer leapt into the black hole, Furno following.
Inside the black hole, Stormer & Furno used Anti-Gravity Thruster Rings to keep from being drawn into the vortex's heart. Von Nebula then reappeared & demanded the rings, but the heroes would not reveal which one of them had them. Von Nebula attacked Stormer, but Furno used the rings to reverse the gravity of the black hole. Stormer seized his chance & grabbed the villain's Black Hole Orb Staff, sucking his former teammate into it. Stormer & Furno barely escaped as the black hole exploded behind them.
After Von Nebula's henchbots had been captured, Stormer made an official announcement to the public: William Furno was no ordinary hero, & deserved to be treated with respect. Later, Furno & Stormer discussed the security of the cell they had placed the Black Hole Orb Staff in.
Ordeal of FireEdit
The Alpha Team was recently sent on a mission to defend Tanker Station 22 from the Fire Lord’s minions. Stormer ordered Furno to take the high ground, while him & the others kept the civilians safe. They soon came into conflict with Drilldozer & discovered their weapons were incapable of damaging the henchman's armor. Fire Lord recognized Stormer, yet Stormer did not. Though the workers managed to escape to safety, the Heroes suffered a terrible defeat, & attempted to retreat. The villains surrounded then, though Surge managed to draw them away while the Heroes left.
When they returned to the Hero Factory, Stormer tried to convince Mr. Makuro to give them the Upgrade in order to better combat their new threat. Unwilling at first, Makuro eventually relented due to Stormer's commitment, & the three Heroes were all rebuilt. Immediately after being remodfied with their new armor, Stormer, Breez, & Furno were sent to Virtual Training in order to adapt to their new armor. Despite how they handled their session, they insisted they were set & returned to Tanker Station 22. They attempted to go on a stealth mission, though Furno blew their cover after his weapon set off. Stormer engaged the Fire Lord in a duel, & was told about how he was once a miner who was altered by scientists to absorb fuel cells.
As the Fire Lord prepared to drop Stormer off a ledge, a Hero Pod containing Nex & Evo arrived, giving the Heroes an upper hand in battle. After they successfully apprehended Drilldozer & Nitroblast, Fire Lord went to the largest fuel deposit, & Stormer led the attack on him. As the Fire Lord was about to win, Jetbug was kicked out of the ship he was piloting, which rammed into Fire Lord & severed his absorption hand. Stormer managed to defeat & cuff the Fire Lord, & discovered Surge had been responsible for defeating the criminal. At Hero Factory, as they watched Surge receive his upgrade, the Fire Lord was escorted in. Stormer told Furno & Breez that the Fire Lord would be cleansed of his addiction to fuel, & was later present at a ceremony to commemorate Surge's bravery.
Stormer, along with other members of the Alpha Team, received a distress call from Aldous Witch on the jungle planet of Quatros. A report from Rookie Hero Rocka, however, indicated that the planet had become unstable & that all wildlife would attack everything in sight. In an effort to adapt to the environment, the Alpha Team was given an upgrade to new animal armor, with Stormer gaining the power of a rhinoceros.
Arriving on Quatros, the Heroes discovered that Professor Aldus Witch had been turned into a tyrant known as Witch Doctor after being exposed to the Quaza from a mysterious skull. During this time, Stormer allowed Heroes Rocka & Furno to teach them to lead the Alpha team. He split them up into two groups: he & Bulk would be lead by Rocka while Furno commanded Stringer & Nex. Rocka, Stormer, & Bulk went through a teleporter which shrunk them. However, Nex was eventually able to revert them to their original sizes. Then Stormer personally fought Aldus Witch until Rocka entered the battle. However, in the end Stormer swiped the Witch Doctor's Skull Staff which caused his energy to fade. They then transported Aldus Witch back to the Hero Factory.
Stormer & the Alpha 1 Team were stationed at the Hero Factory. The Breakout began when heroes William Furno & Rocka were escorting criminal Voltix to the prisoner storage. Voltix however, used his power on Von Nebula's staff which caused the a chain reaction which deactivated all the villain's cells. Then Stormer led the Alpha 1 Team into the fray. He started fighting Jawblade but when rookie hero Nathan Evo tried to follow the villains into the black hole in which they were escaping, Stormer abandoned his fight to stop Evo from entering the Black hole.
Stormer was assigned to recapture the villain Speeda Demon. Stormer was outfitted with dual power blades & Hero Cuffs as well as a mach bike. Stormer then went to the planet Kollix IV where he chased Speeda Demon. He used his drones to fire at Speeda Demon but they were destroyed. However, it gave Stormer enough time to get in front of him. Speeda Demon, however, shot a blast of energy which buried Stormer under chunks of ice. Stormer however recovered quickly & cuffed Speeda Demon making him crash into a mountain. He returned to the Hero Factory & learned that the mysterious Black Phantom was inside. Stormer then had Daniella Capricorn give a false report so that Black Phantom would be diverted away from the command room. Stormer, Surge, Furno, Stringer, Evo, & Rocka entered the upgrading room where Black Phantom unleashed an army of Arachnix Drones all over the room. However, after some quick thinking by Evo, Black Phantom was defeated.
Stormer is a no-nonsense sort of person, & is very loyal. He dislikes theatricality, but is courageous & level-headed in battle. He is currently in turmoil over the death of a rookie teammate on-mission, despite evidence that he was in no way to blame for the incident, & cannot shake the idea that he could have done something to help. Since then, he has been especially hard on new team members. Some can take it, but others have to be transferred to other squads.
He is also highly competitive, & set his sights on leading Alpha Team in the knowledge that he would be good at the job. He likes his position of command, but admits that he can sometimes be set in his ways.
Stormer is also very quick to anger, as seen many times on Hero Factory FM.
Preston Stormer initially wears a black-&-blue jumpsuit with white armor, as well as a translucent blue visor & Hero Core.
In Stormer’s 2.0 form, he wears a black jumpsuit with white armor, while his visor & Hero Core remain blue. He also has headgear packed with sensors & fitted with a telescopic lens for better sight.
In Stormer’s 3.0 form, he retains his black jumpsuit & white armor, as well as his blue visor & Hero Core. His helmet now resembles that of a White Rhinoceros.
Stormer was equipped with a multifunctional ice weapon, specially designed for him at his request. The main component of the tool, which covers his entire right arm, is a glacier-like ice blade, known as a bolt shooter. This is formed from a composite ice stronger than ordinary metals, & whilst the blade can form in under a second, a new one must be generated every few minutes. Also attached to the weapon was a high-speed rotary saw blade, a grappling spear, & a hardened piton blade. This weapon was sucked up in a black hole created by Von Nebula during a battle in New Stellac City, though he eventually got it back.
After his first Upgrade, Stormer carried a multi-tool ice shield that could shoot ice spikes. An Ice Blade was attached to it, which could freeze anything it came into contact with, & a tube leading from the shield meant the weapon could be powered from his Hero Core. He also used a baton in battle.
Stormer now carries a claw, which features dual fold-out blades.
- Preston Stormer - Stormer in the Lego toyline Hero Factory.