Von Nebula
Former Hero
Gender Male
Series Rise of the Rookies
Affiliation Hero Factory (Formerly)
Weapons Black Hole Orb Staff (Formerly)
Status Alive
Location Inside the Black Hole Orb Staff (formerly)
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Last Appearance:
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Von Nebula, also known as Von Ness or "The Mastermind", is a dark & mysterious leader of various villains within the Hero Factory Universe. He is also the main villain for Breakout.


Early LifeEdit

Armor created in the Assembly Tower, Von Nebula was once a Hero from the Hero Factory, under the name of Von Ness. He was a part of the original Alpha Team lead by Thresher. He travelled with the rest of the team (minus Thresher) to a prison which was under attack by the Legion of Darkness, lead by Black Phantom. He was with Bulk on the surface of the asteriod while Stormer & Stringer where in a drop ship above. He went onto the roof to stop XT4, Toxic Reapa, & Voltix from escaping that way. However, he realised that he did not choose to be a Hero & that this was not his fight so allowed the villains to escape, this began his path to becoming a villain.

After this failure, it was decided that Hero Factory would be shut down, something that Von Ness didn't appear to mind too much. He then left on a transport with Bulk & Stringer while Stormer & Thresher remained behind. Hero Factory was then attacked by the Legion of Darkness & he returned with Bulk & Stringer to fight them off. After they won the battle, it was decided that Hero Factory would not shut down, this was not recived well by Von Ness.


They were sent to New Stellac City to stop a burglary in progress, but found a giant Drone attacking the city. The team leader, Thresher, was badly injured while protecting the Rookies.

Von Ness was ordered to protect Thresher while Stormer went for the Drone. Instead, Von Ness attempted to escape in a Drop Ship, & when Stormer leapt on, to stop his escape, the coward shook him off. Von Ness blamed Stormer for what had happened & vowed revenge.

Von NebulaEdit

Von Ness was mysteriously transformed during the subsequent time period & also gained the Black Hole Orb Staff, becoming Von Nebula. Von Nebula recruited numerous Villains to his cause. He even destroyed a child's house, escaping before Hero Factory came.

Von Nebula led his villains to the Deltari Quadrant, where they cut communications & stole their palomino diamonds.

Next, he put his plan into effect by dispatching XPlode & Rotor to hijack a shipment of C-4000 explosives on Merak 9. When this failed he sent the pair to rob an Explosives Plant on Lemus 2, though they were ordered to not really do any damage besides worry the Hero Factory.

He then sent Corroder to attack Penitentiary 1331, a prison under construction on Tantalus 5. Once again the henchman was ordered to avoid doing too much damage. Lastly, Von Nebula sent Meltdown to poison Stormer with nanobots, causing the Hero to go berserk. After Stormer was cured, Von Nebula decided to target New Stellac City for the final part of his plan.

First, Von Nebula issued out a false alarm meteor strike warning, to gain the Alpha 1 Team's attention, then he sent Corroder & Thunder down with a Nebula Gas Cannon. He later dispatched XPlode & Meltdown as well.

When Von Nebula revealed himself at New Stellac City from his black hole base, Stormer, followed by William Furno, willingly let themselves be sucked into a black hole where they knew they would face Von Nebula. Von Nebula stripped away their weapons & devices & began draining their Hero Cores.

The Heroes, however, retained their built-in Anti-Gravity Thruster Rings & began plotting to reverse the effects of the vortex. Von Nebula returned & demanded the rings, attacking Stormer because he knew "Stormer always has to take the glory". However, it was Furno who held the rings, & he threw them into the center of the black hole to destroy it. Stormer then seized the Black Hole Orb Staff & sucked Von Nebula into it. Stormer & Furno escaped the black hole, & brought the staff with them to the Hero Factory.


Shortly after heroes Furno & Rocka seemingly arrested Voltix far too easily, Voltix appeared to release some sort of entity of Von Nebula which shattered the orb on his staff. How Voltix was able to carry an embodiment of him remains a mystery. After escaping the prison via the destruction of his own weapon, Von Nebula went into hiding.


Von Nebula was cowardly as a Hero, a behavior which eventually caused him to flee in the middle of a crucial mission. However, Ness refused to accept responsibility for his actions, & instead blamed Stormer for what happened. He developed a deep, unyielding hatred for anything related to Hero Factory, & was determined in getting revenge against the perceived wrongs inflicted upon him.

As a criminal mastermind, Von Nebula excelled in organization & development, utilizing his talents through criminal activity.


Von Nebula has ebony armor & red eyes. He also has blue spikes located on his shoulders for defensive purposes.

While he was still working for Hero Factory, his Hero Core was grey with a orange center.


Von Nebula carried the Black Hole Orb Staff, which was used to create black holes for battle & transportation. He has since been absorbed into the weapon. The staff was what caused the massive breakout.

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