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#1 Offline Lenny7092

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Posted May 14 2014 - 09:14 PM

Hi, guys!:) As the title says above, who is your favorite Hero Factory TV episode? For me, I think the Breakout episodes are my favorites because they are epic.:)


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Posted May 14 2014 - 10:55 PM

For me, Breakout was definitely the better story. Although what my brother and I do is judge the episodes based on the "upgrade sequence" that it contains, and if the episodes are measured by that alone, then here's the order I'd put them in:

Brain Attack

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Ordeal of Fire

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Posted May 14 2014 - 11:08 PM

I always liked the Ordeal of Fire episodes in general. I thought they were the ones that told the best, most concise  story, with some significant if ultimately fruitless character development, interesting villains with interesting motivations, and Nex and Evo, who were Actually There (Nex) and A Fairly Interesting Character (Evo), something that, unfortunately, they haven't been in a while. RotR was pretty average, Savage Planet was ridiculous and Breakout was plain out bad for a whole bunch of reasons. I don't even want to think about how bad Invasion from Below was, too...the devolution of every character to generic what have yous and the utterly boring and meaningless "plot" just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

 

I still haven't seen Brain Attack, but I don't exactly have the highest hopes for that, really....

edit: ok just saw BA, it was generic, poorly written, cliched and bleh bleh bleh yeah no.


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Posted May 15 2014 - 12:16 AM

I liked Rise of the Rookies the best, with The Enemy Within for tops. 

 

Ordeal of Fire was good (I liked Nex and Evo), Savage Planet struck me as okay (except for that awfully contrived XL upgrade at the end), Breakout was averagish (Stringer was made to be stupid, Evo was OOC, Rocka was OP...I did like the mystery, and thought it redeemed it for awhile, but they never expanded on it.) Brain Attack was boring, and IFB...ug. Well, okay, I did like the role of Breez in IFB; very cool, but it's not enough to redeem that contrived storytelling toy-commercial plot with the ending that...let's just say it wasn't very good. At all. 


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Posted May 15 2014 - 11:01 AM

Probably The Enemy Within (Episode 3 of Rise of the Rookies). It had what remains one of the best fight scenes in the series (Furno's fight with Stormer) as well as one of the stronger stories, even if it was a bit cliché. Ordeal of Fire comes close—even though it introduces the upgrade system somewhat poorly (not as poorly as Savage Planet's lame montage, but poorly nonetheless), the story is made stronger by Makuro's reluctance to apply the upgrade to the old heroes as well as the fact that Fire Lord (himself one of the better villains in the TV series) is ultimately thwarted by the one hero who didn't get the upgrade.
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Posted May 15 2014 - 12:16 PM

For me, it probably comes down to either "Von Neblua" or "Ordeal of Fire" being my favorite HF episode.  If I had to choose between the two I'd probably go with "Ordeal of Fire".


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Posted May 15 2014 - 12:48 PM

For me it's probably a toss-up between "The Enemy Within" and "Ordeal of Fire". I used to always say "The Enemy Within", but I feel like in hindsight, the storyline in "Ordeal of Fire" is more distinctive, even if its pacing was a bit frantic.

A lot of my opinions on the Hero Factory TV series have changed over time. When I first watched Savage Planet, I was too appalled by the corny and out-of-place humor to appreciate it, but it had some wonderful character development for Furno, Rocka, and Bulk.

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Posted May 28 2014 - 12:25 PM

Brain Attack, solely because I was working with some friends of mine on a Hero Factory-esque project at the time, and we actually predicted a good chunk of the episode. It was still bad, though.
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Posted May 29 2014 - 01:36 AM

As far as liking unironically, Ordeal of Fire is definitely the best for me. The timing is spot-on in some moments, though that could just be because it accomplishes an interesting story in one episode where RotR bored me in four. The Fire Lord is a semi-realistic villain with realistic motives (far more realistic than Von Nebula's contrived conspiracy theory about Stormer) and a kickin' australian accent that sets him apart as one of the only speaking main villains to not enforce some sort of offensive stereotype.

 

It still carried some of the entire series' flaws, of course; out-of-place, poorly-written humor ("we are not an item"???), boring protagonists, etc. However, in a dull, boring TV series, Ordeal of Fire isn't as dull and boring, and actually managed to move me enough to write this post instead of reading this topic without posting and laughing at other people's opinions like I usually do.

 

Ironically speaking, though, that spot goes to Breakout Episode 1 for the sole reason that Evo brought up the possibility of committing infanticide and could only be dissuaded by being told it could release the babies inside.


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Posted May 31 2014 - 03:10 PM

As far as liking unironically, Ordeal of Fire is definitely the best for me. The timing is spot-on in some moments, though that could just be because it accomplishes an interesting story in one episode where RotR bored me in four. The Fire Lord is a semi-realistic villain with realistic motives (far more realistic than Von Nebula's contrived conspiracy theory about Stormer) and a kickin' australian accent that sets him apart as one of the only speaking main villains to not enforce some sort of offensive stereotype.

 

It still carried some of the entire series' flaws, of course; out-of-place, poorly-written humor ("we are not an item"???), boring protagonists, etc. However, in a dull, boring TV series, Ordeal of Fire isn't as dull and boring, and actually managed to move me enough to write this post instead of reading this topic without posting and laughing at other people's opinions like I usually do.

 

Ironically speaking, though, that spot goes to Brain Attack Episode 1 for the sole reason that Evo brought up the possibility of committing infanticide and could only be dissuaded by being told it could release the babies inside.

Just a nitpick, I assume you meant Breakout Episode 1. I'm sure the Heroes wish they had the option to kill the genetically engineered evil mind control brains before they were released into the universe.


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Posted May 31 2014 - 08:58 PM

My favorite is probably "Trials of Furno." Despite the bland villains, it does do a good job of making Furno a likable and realistic protagonist. Such a shame the later episodes screwed up such a good start. I also enjoyed the action sequences in the first battle and little worldbuilding bits, like the design of the craft that carries the explosives in the beginning.

 

"The Enemy Within" is a close second because of the awesome design of Mekron City, the FEDs, and possibly nostalgia for Web of Shadows. However, the poorly-handled Lunar Tratix subplot was boring and anticlimactic. Overall, I like the Rise of the Rookies series because I can understand what it tried to do; build a unique world and tell a story, unlike the more recent episodes which are mostly dry fight scenes with character development and worldbuilding added as an afterthought. Side characters like Zib and Makuro make the RotR episodes feel like I'm being immersed in another world instead of watching a commercial. I started to feel like LEGO was abandoning such rich storytelling in favor of more commercially-motivated fight-based episodes. (And then I saw The LEGO Movie.) I realized that, if Hero Factory was BIONICLE, characters like Zib and Makuro would have even had sets, but they were relegated for TV side-characters, and in the new episodes they are nowhere to be seen.


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Posted Jun 02 2014 - 08:06 PM

 

As far as liking unironically, Ordeal of Fire is definitely the best for me. The timing is spot-on in some moments, though that could just be because it accomplishes an interesting story in one episode where RotR bored me in four. The Fire Lord is a semi-realistic villain with realistic motives (far more realistic than Von Nebula's contrived conspiracy theory about Stormer) and a kickin' australian accent that sets him apart as one of the only speaking main villains to not enforce some sort of offensive stereotype.

 

It still carried some of the entire series' flaws, of course; out-of-place, poorly-written humor ("we are not an item"???), boring protagonists, etc. However, in a dull, boring TV series, Ordeal of Fire isn't as dull and boring, and actually managed to move me enough to write this post instead of reading this topic without posting and laughing at other people's opinions like I usually do.

 

Ironically speaking, though, that spot goes to Brain Attack Episode 1 for the sole reason that Evo brought up the possibility of committing infanticide and could only be dissuaded by being told it could release the babies inside.

Just a nitpick, I assume you meant Breakout Episode 1. I'm sure the Heroes wish they had the option to kill the genetically engineered evil mind control brains before they were released into the universe.

 

 

No, he's referring to a scene in Brain Attack, in which Evo finds eggs containing more of Toxic Reapa's species and decides he's gonna smash 'em. Furno talks him out of it... but only because he's worried that smashing the eggs might release the babies. There is an alarming lack of these "heroes" being concerned about, you know, killing children with no criminal records.
 

I'm not sure whether it or Invasion From Below is worse, really. Both are absolutely horrifying.


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Posted Jun 02 2014 - 08:23 PM

 

 

As far as liking unironically, Ordeal of Fire is definitely the best for me. The timing is spot-on in some moments, though that could just be because it accomplishes an interesting story in one episode where RotR bored me in four. The Fire Lord is a semi-realistic villain with realistic motives (far more realistic than Von Nebula's contrived conspiracy theory about Stormer) and a kickin' australian accent that sets him apart as one of the only speaking main villains to not enforce some sort of offensive stereotype.

 

It still carried some of the entire series' flaws, of course; out-of-place, poorly-written humor ("we are not an item"???), boring protagonists, etc. However, in a dull, boring TV series, Ordeal of Fire isn't as dull and boring, and actually managed to move me enough to write this post instead of reading this topic without posting and laughing at other people's opinions like I usually do.

 

Ironically speaking, though, that spot goes to Brain Attack Episode 1 for the sole reason that Evo brought up the possibility of committing infanticide and could only be dissuaded by being told it could release the babies inside.

Just a nitpick, I assume you meant Breakout Episode 1. I'm sure the Heroes wish they had the option to kill the genetically engineered evil mind control brains before they were released into the universe.

 

 

No, he's referring to a scene in Brain Attack, in which Evo finds eggs containing more of Toxic Reapa's species and decides he's gonna smash 'em. Furno talks him out of it... but only because he's worried that smashing the eggs might release the babies. There is an alarming lack of these "heroes" being concerned about, you know, killing children with no criminal records.
 

I'm not sure whether it or Invasion From Below is worse, really. Both are absolutely horrifying.

 

Lyichir is right; Toxic Reapa was from Breakout, not Brain Attack. And yes, the infanticide is quite jarring. IFB is one of my least favorite animations of all time because of its questionable morals. It makes me wish Hero Factory went back to the Galactic Conspiracy story.


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Posted Jun 02 2014 - 08:37 PM

As far as liking unironically, Ordeal of Fire is definitely the best for me. The timing is spot-on in some moments, though that could just be because it accomplishes an interesting story in one episode where RotR bored me in four. The Fire Lord is a semi-realistic villain with realistic motives (far more realistic than Von Nebula's contrived conspiracy theory about Stormer) and a kickin' australian accent that sets him apart as one of the only speaking main villains to not enforce some sort of offensive stereotype.
 
It still carried some of the entire series' flaws, of course; out-of-place, poorly-written humor ("we are not an item"???), boring protagonists, etc. However, in a dull, boring TV series, Ordeal of Fire isn't as dull and boring, and actually managed to move me enough to write this post instead of reading this topic without posting and laughing at other people's opinions like I usually do.
 
Ironically speaking, though, that spot goes to Brain Attack Episode 1 for the sole reason that Evo brought up the possibility of committing infanticide and could only be dissuaded by being told it could release the babies inside.

Just a nitpick, I assume you meant Breakout Episode 1. I'm sure the Heroes wish they had the option to kill the genetically engineered evil mind control brains before they were released into the universe.

 
No, he's referring to a scene in Brain Attack, in which Evo finds eggs containing more of Toxic Reapa's species and decides he's gonna smash 'em. Furno talks him out of it... but only because he's worried that smashing the eggs might release the babies. There is an alarming lack of these "heroes" being concerned about, you know, killing children with no criminal records.
 
I'm not sure whether it or Invasion From Below is worse, really. Both are absolutely horrifying.

Lyichir is right; Toxic Reapa was from Breakout, not Brain Attack. And yes, the infanticide is quite jarring. IFB is one of my least favorite animations of all time because of its questionable morals. It makes me wish Hero Factory went back to the Galactic Conspiracy story.

Unfortunately the galactic conspiracy storyline was never a part of the main storyline. It was confined to Greg's chapter books, which were side-stories. Whether or not you like how the TV episodes have been lately, those stories would not have affected it for better or for worse.

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Posted Jun 02 2014 - 09:03 PM

 

 

 

 

As far as liking unironically, Ordeal of Fire is definitely the best for me. The timing is spot-on in some moments, though that could just be because it accomplishes an interesting story in one episode where RotR bored me in four. The Fire Lord is a semi-realistic villain with realistic motives (far more realistic than Von Nebula's contrived conspiracy theory about Stormer) and a kickin' australian accent that sets him apart as one of the only speaking main villains to not enforce some sort of offensive stereotype.
 
It still carried some of the entire series' flaws, of course; out-of-place, poorly-written humor ("we are not an item"???), boring protagonists, etc. However, in a dull, boring TV series, Ordeal of Fire isn't as dull and boring, and actually managed to move me enough to write this post instead of reading this topic without posting and laughing at other people's opinions like I usually do.
 
Ironically speaking, though, that spot goes to Brain Attack Episode 1 for the sole reason that Evo brought up the possibility of committing infanticide and could only be dissuaded by being told it could release the babies inside.

Just a nitpick, I assume you meant Breakout Episode 1. I'm sure the Heroes wish they had the option to kill the genetically engineered evil mind control brains before they were released into the universe.

 

 
No, he's referring to a scene in Brain Attack, in which Evo finds eggs containing more of Toxic Reapa's species and decides he's gonna smash 'em. Furno talks him out of it... but only because he's worried that smashing the eggs might release the babies. There is an alarming lack of these "heroes" being concerned about, you know, killing children with no criminal records.
 
I'm not sure whether it or Invasion From Below is worse, really. Both are absolutely horrifying.

 

Lyichir is right; Toxic Reapa was from Breakout, not Brain Attack. And yes, the infanticide is quite jarring. IFB is one of my least favorite animations of all time because of its questionable morals. It makes me wish Hero Factory went back to the Galactic Conspiracy story.

 

Unfortunately the galactic conspiracy storyline was never a part of the main storyline. It was confined to Greg's chapter books, which were side-stories. Whether or not you like how the TV episodes have been lately, those stories would not have affected it for better or for worse.

 

I know, I phrased it wrong. I meant I wish the Secret Mission books were continued.


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Posted Jun 14 2014 - 06:25 PM

Best: Breakout.

Worst: Invasion from below.


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Posted Jun 24 2014 - 06:56 PM

Breakout and Savage Planet  


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Posted Jun 27 2014 - 08:43 PM

Hiya guys. I've seen all the episodes except Savage Planet (anyone know where I can view it, by any chance?) 

 

My favourite would have to be Breakout, followed by the Rise of the Rookies series. However this is all relative; there are many things I dislike even in Breakout and I wouldn't watch any of them again, except maybe to refresh my memory of the characters.


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Posted Jun 27 2014 - 10:46 PM

All of the episodes are available at http://www.herofactory.com. Click the videos tab!


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Posted Jun 29 2014 - 05:11 AM

I think it was Ordeal of Fire. It had several cool music scores, it was fast-paced and due to the novelty of the new building system it was actually quite exciting. ^_^

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Posted Jun 29 2014 - 02:41 PM

I'm gonna have to say Savage Planet. The "Honey, I shrunk the Heroes" plot was kinda annoying, but as a whole, I had more fun watching it than I had watching any of the others. Judging by the trailer alone, Invasion From Below should have easily been the best, but... yeah. I'm pretty sure it's the worst in everyone's book.

 

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Posted Jun 29 2014 - 07:54 PM

I really enjoyed breakout. The story had some drive to it, and unlike the previous episodes, the villains won. I like hero factory for the villains, to be honest, so that's part of it too.


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Posted Jul 06 2014 - 03:03 AM

For me, it's a tie between "The Enemy Within" and "Breakout". They both had some pretty good fight scenes and were darker than the usual. The only problem i had with Breakout was the final fight scene, Black Phantom was taken down fairly easily, but the fight still lasted longer than the confrontation between Furno, Stormer and Von Nebula.


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