Von Ness was a rookie hero with Preston Stormer, on a team led by Thresher.
The team was once sent on mission where they were called to New Stellac City in order to investigate a routine alarm. Instead, they encountered a gigantic robot that knocked out Thresher. Stormer instructed Ness to guard Thresher, but Ness instead retreated to their Drop Ship, and attempted to flee in it. Stormer tried to stop him, but Von Ness managed to escape. The robot was eventually disabled by Stormer, and because of Stormer's success, Von Ness grew bitter about Hero Factory, and went rogue. He eventually rebuilt himself into the criminal Von Nebula.
Von Nebula recruited an assortment of villains to his criminal empire, including XPlode, Rotor, Meltdown, Corroder, Thunder, and Vapor.
Using his criminal associates, Von Nebula enacted a plan to get revenge on Stormer and the Hero Factory. He intended to transform Hero Factory's Hero Core Supercharger into an anti-matter weapon, which he would use to destroy the Factory.
As part of the first phase of his plan, Von Nebula instructed XPlode and Rotor to steal explosives, though Rotor was eventually apprehended. He next directed Corroder to attack a prison construction site on Tantalus 5. Corroder was eventually repelled as well, and returned to Von Nebula, who immediately directed Meltdown to infect Stormer with nanobots. Meltdown was successful in his mission, and evaded capture. However, Stormer was eventually cured before causing too much damage.
Von Nebula organized XPlode, Corroder, Meltdown, and Thunder, and sent them to New Stellac City in order to draw the Alpha 1 Team out. There, Von Nebula revealed himself, speaking to the Heroes from his black hole base. Stormer let himself get sucked into the hole to face Von Nebula, and William Furno followed. Von Nebula explained his plan to use their core energy to enhance his black hole and vanished, monitoring the heroes with his staff. When the two Heroes came up with a plan to use their anti-gravity thruster rings to negate the vortex, Von Nebula reappeared and demanded the devices. Believing Stormer had them, Von Nebula attacked him, but Furno was actually in possession of the rings and dropped them in the vortex. Stormer then used Von Nebula's black hole staff against him, and the villain was sucked into it. Stormer and Furno escaped the black hole, and took the staff back to Hero Factory.
Von Nebula remains alive inside the staff, which is heavily guarded.
Note: I was using a new camera to shoot these pictures and thats why they look crappy. I know I messed up on the feet, I was too lazy to fix them and I coudn't find a pair becuase I'm not organized like I shoud be. Anyway please comment and rate, thanks!
Hmmm...i wonder how this MOC of Von Nebula could make sense...perhaps as a state of growth? Kind of a Von Larva? I'd like the thought, that there could be a younger Von, that was growing. This could explain his uneven feet.
Don't mind the complains about his short arms, they are correct in some way, because they were already too short in the original set. Only the box-art was covering this flaw up by the position of the legs and the camera-angle, like in many cases.
I have to agree with Judge Yuri. The technical build of the original Von Nebula is quite good already that the modification demand from mocer should be higher: better unique weapon, better feet design, etc. Nevertheless, your design and presentation itself is still much better than many of the entries so far I have seen. 7/10
Quoting Yuri Fassio
Cool build! You succeeded in making a remake that's less impressive than the original! You scrape a 7/10 only because you bothered giving him full poseability, and the pics are very good.
I don't understand why you liked the creation if its <(less impressive)> than the original. I hope that was just a typing error.