Hero Rising is an internet video game created by Hall Industries. It was created to find a gamer who has the skill, logic and reflexes to become a real hero. That gamer happened to be Charlie Landers. The game was made to reflect the real life circumstances faced by the Omega Defiance, a group of intelligent minds that Mr. Hall originally hired with the intention of bettering the world. By making the real life villains, weapons and other such aspects part of the game, Hall hoped to use these tactics as training for the chosen gamer before he faced these circumstances in reality.
Not much is known about the game except that the player must create an avatar and fight various members of the Omega Defiance, such as Dr. Necros, Kronis, and Xero. The game is most likely an online community, which allows players to communicate through headsets. Players move and perform actions with their avatars by using hand held game controllers that feature joysticks and buttons.
Various aspects of the game have been speculated, such as that as an avatar progresses it is able to gain more weapons. It is speculated players may perhaps be able to make alliances/guilds/groups/teams, since Vas, Ram, Jason and Charlie often play together and Charlie is often referred to as their leader. Viewers assume the game is similar to most of the many real life role playing games that feature online communities.
- Marc Sean A.K.A Grudge is a teenage and the the real life counterpart of Grudge he uses in missions aginst Aaron Stone to be the best player in the world.
- Charlie Landers, A.K.A Aaron Stone. He is the best player in the world, and also the real-life counterpart of his avatar. Aaron Stone, and has the same gadgets as him, designed by Emma Lau, his best friend, fellow player and also an ally when he is fighting the Omega Defiance/Sector 21, etc.
- Jason Landers, A.K.A Terminus Mag. Charlie's little brother. Terminus is constantly getting KO'd and/or 'game overs' due to Jason's recklessness and lack of strategy, so he is the worst player in the game, which is ironic as his brother is the best player.
- Emma Lau, A.K.A Dark Tamara. Charlie's best friend. Another partner to Aaron Stone and his weapons and gadgets designer.
- Vas Mehta, A.K.A Vas Suvious. An ally to Aaron Stone. He helps Aaron Stone on various missions given by Mr. Hall, along with his brother Ram. Vas and Ram are also avid players and often play the game with Charlie and Jason. Vas is the fifth best player in the world.
- Ram Mehta, A.K.A Lethal Lotus. An ally to Charlie and Aaron Stone. She helps Charlie on various missions given by Mr. Hall, along with her brother Vas. Ram is the ninth best player in the world.
- Elias Powers. The creator of the game whose avatar resembles him and needs no gadgets like many of the other players. Being the creator, Elias knows every secret in the game and even showed Charlie/Aaron a secret level in 'Mind games'. He later used the game in Run, Aaron, Run, to send Charlie the first of many messages that would lead him to Emma. And in the season finale Mutant Rain part 1, he re-programmed the expansion pack to give Grudge the upper hand over Aaron, making him think he could beat him.
- Pepe Jason's best friend who plays Hero Rising with him, he is mentioned various times in the show but has never made an apperance.
- Acecyclone from Japan. The 2nd best player in the world.
- Cryptid from the US. The 3rd best player in the world.
- Galestorm from Spain. The 4th best player in the world.
- Top Dog from Bolivia. The 6th best player in the world.
- Ckish from Canada. The 7th best player in the world.
- Nicoles from Austria. The 8th best player in the world.
- Charcoal from Japan. the 10th best player in the world.
- Agenta from the US. the 11th best player in the world.
- Eagleeyes from India. the 12th best player in the world.
- Icy from Italy. The 13th best player in the world.
- Elias Powers [Original Game] (revealed in "My Stakeout with S.T.A.N")
- Vas and Ram Mehta [Damage Control exspansion pack] - in Damage Control
High Score List
- Charlie Landers/AARON STONE,North Eastern US, 477884000
- Noah MARSHALL /TOXICMAG,North Eatern US,477884000
- Jason Landers, TERMINUSMAG, North Eastern US,477884000
- Vas Mehta/Vasuvius, India, 434996000
- Ram Mehta/Lethal Lotus, India, 359209000