You forgot about one weapon that's not empty - me!”
— XPlode, Von Nebula
Affiliation Von Nebula
Weapons Explosive Spikes, Meteor Blaster, Spiked Club
Status Alive, captured by Hero Factory
Location Prison
XPlode Comic
XPlode Battle

XPlode is a villain in the Hero Factory Universe.


XPlode had become a millionaire many times over, and every inhabited planet within 10,000 light years has issued a warrant for his arrest. Von Nebula often hired XPlode for interesting missions. At one point, Von Nebula appointed Rotor to be XPlode's assistant in order to keep the former in line.

XPlode with the explosives.

XPlode Speeder Bike

XPlode fleeing the explosives plant on his speeder bike.

During a raid of C-4000 explosives that the Alpha 1 Team was protecting on Merak 9, XPlode battled Preston Stormer, while Rotor battled Jimi Stringer and Dunkan Bulk. When the battle went sour for XPlode, as Stormer froze his Meteor Blaster and wrested his Spiked Club out of his hands, the criminal abandoned Rotor and escaped. Both of them later regrouped and stole explosives from an Explosives Plant on Lemus 2. Despite being fooled by a falling Hero Pod, the duo managed to notice the Heroes and bring down Stormer. When William Furno gained an advantage on his vehicle, XPlode attempted to stop him using the stolen explosives, only to be stopped short by Mark Surge. While Rotor was captured, XPlode managed to escape yet again.

Von Nebula led XPlode and the other villains to raid the Deltari Quadrant. This they did successfully, returning with the entire stock of palomino diamonds.

XPlode Battle

XPlode battling the Heroes.

XPlode eventually teamed up with Meltdown, Thunder, and Corroder to eliminate the Heroes in New Stellac City. The villains were succeeding, yet the Heroes used Particle Separators to evade the villains' attacks. Soon, all of them appeared to have run out of ammo, though XPlode still had his Explosive Spikes. The Heroes managed to dodge XPlode's final attack and stun him. Stringer and Bulk then wrapped a metal bar, taken from the Drone, around the four villains to hold them in place. XPlode is currently in prison.

In the beginning of the episode Breakout, XPlode is seen in his cage. He escaped during the breakout but he was later recaptured.


XPlode is a powerful underworld criminal in his own right, though if the job is interesting, and the price is right, he can be persuaded to work for Von Nebula. The crimes he has committed have given him much experience; thus, he knows when to fight and when to run. XPlode is also known to be quick-tempered. He will not hesitate in betraying other villains to bring him an advantage.


XPlode has red armor and translucent green eyes. He also has yellow Explosive Spikes covering his shoulders and back. He is known to launch these spikes at practically anything or anyone.



XPlode carried a Spiked Club and a Meteor Blaster. Briefly, he also wielded a larger, bladed version of the Meteor Blaster.


“XPlode has a taste for munitions and large scale incendiary devices. If confronted, he will retaliate using his explosive spikes.”
Hero Recon Team Files, Hero Factory FM
Rotor's here, so you can bet XPlode won't be far away.”
Preston Stormer, Trials of Furno
“I didn't ask for money, Furno. I'm taking you down for free”
— XPlode, Hero Factory Face Off: Makuro's Secret Guidebook.

Set Information

7147 XPlode was released in August 2010 as one of the four “small boxed” villain Hero Factory sets. The set contained 45 pieces.

Kelly McKiernan, manager for the Hero Factory website, combined XPlode's set with Corroder's in order to create Crunchy. However, Crunchy was merely built to demonstrate the proper techniques for taking a photograph for's gallery, thus no instructions were ever made for the combiner model.



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