Hero: 108 is an animated television series on Cartoon Network and the Cartoon Network international cable network, and Kabillion OnDemand channel in the United States. The series is created by Phoenix Tarng of Gamania, co-produced by Gamania, Cartoon Network, and Taffy Entertainment. The story is about humans and animals battling for peace in the Hidden Kingdom, loosely inspired by the 14th century Chinese novel Water Margin. It premiered on March 1, 2010 and currently airs new episodes weekdays at 7am and 2pm in the US and 4pm in the UK.
Long ago in The Hidden Kingdom, animals and humans lived together in peace... until the evil HighRoller convinced the animals that humans were their enemies. HighRoller and his animal armies mistreat the humans and drive them from their homes. But there is hope, thanks to a rebel force of young heroes. This team of heroes live in a giant abandoned turtle shell called “Big Green” and fight HighRoller to protect the humans and restore peace in the Hidden Kingdom.
- Commander ApeTrully (voiced by Ian James Corlett) - Commander ApeTrully is the eccentric, well-meaning leader of the peace-making force known as Big Green. Commander ApeTrully formed Big Green in hopes of restoring friendship between animals and humans. He is revealed to be the king of the monkeys in disguise as he was the first to see through HighRoller's lies.Apetrully would often fly a helicopter powered by two insects.Apetrully would sometimes try to offer the animal leaders some gold even though animals don't want gold.Apetrully also appears to wear an umbrella hat both in and out of disguise,it can turn into a sattalihte dish to summon first sqaud or be used as a parachute.The reason why he is in disguise is because he believes that the heroes of big green would freak out if they found out that he was a monkey.Commander Apetrully's disguise that he wears to hide his true monkey identity is based on a monkey's idea of a human other than a human itself.Apetrully is also rather obsessed with neatness and stacking banana's.Apetrully constantly loves jogging and thinks that it is perfectly safe even though he was ambused by the zebra brothers and the ostriches and attacked every time.Apetrully mastered the human language by attending classes with parrot king.It is revealed that in "The Rise of Lin Chung"Apetrully owns a diamond that is larger than his own body.
- Woo the Wise (voiced by Adrian Petriw) - Woo the Wise was the first person that was convinced to join the "Big Green". Despite his name, he is often unsure of himself, but ends up solving the problem anyway.In some episodes, it is revealed that he doesn't like his stomach shown, and he was the former classmate of HighRoller.
The Big Green's elite warriors. Among it's members are:
- Mr. No Hands (voiced by Ian James Corlett) - Mr. No Hands is the military leader of Big Green's First Squad. The tassel of his hat spins like a helicopter allowing him to fly. He keeps himself in a stockade because he can’t stop tickling himself, hence the name.
- Lin Chung (voiced by Andrew Francis) - Lin Chung is known by some as the most accomplished, most skilled warrior in all of Big Green. He possesses the legendary Panther Vision, which allows him to see great distances, or to see the world in slow motion while he moves with terrific speed. He is also somewhat obsessed with drawing, and he can't take criticism.It is known that he will drop a whole battle just to paint a picture.
- Jumpy Ghostface (voiced by Brian Drummond) - Jumpy Ghostface is the king of the rabbits. He is a talented, straight-ahead fighter who dives head first into dangerous battles without flinching an ear. He joined Big Green after being defeated in a jump rope battle. His weapon of choice is a jump rope. He also uses carrots as weapons, either throwing them like shurikens or biting off the top and tossing them like grenades. He also has a habit of daydreaming, even in the heat of battle.He can "speak human" but only in short phrases.
- Mystique Sonia (voiced by Kelly Sheridan) - Mystique Sonia is a tough seasoned warrior, but also a stereotypical girl. Her attack involves spinning her tongue around to perform gusts of wind. Since she is cursed with a spell, anyone who tells her they love her three times in a row turns into a Yaksha.
- Yaksha - Yaksha is a purple, non-speaking creature which rests upon Mystique Sonia's head. The nature of these creatures remains mostly unknown. It is also extremely flexible, being shown to turn into a ball, a purse, a fan, and even extend it's arms.
- Mighty Ray (voiced by Ian James Corlett) - Mighty Ray is definitely the burly force of First Squad. He has the power to shoot bolts of powerful energy from his eyeballs. To re-charge his eyeballs, Mighty Ray must eat bananas which make him gag. His eyeballs are also removable.
The Big Green's secondary warriors. Among it's members are:
- Alpha Girl (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain) - The leader of Big Green's Second Squad who serves as a rival to Mr. No-Hands.
- Golden Eye Husky - A liger that is a member of Big Green's Second Squad.
- Kowloon - A human member of Big Green's Second Squad.
- Hurricane Lee - A warrior of Big Green's Second Squad and brother of Archer Lee.
- Archer Lee - The archery member of Big Green's Second Squad and brother of Hurricane Lee.
- HighRoller (voiced by Brian Drummond) - The primary antagonist of the series. As the new Emperor of the East Citadel, HighRoller gets to do whatever he wants and what he typically wants to do is attack humans (or get animals to attack humans for him), eat candy and play games.
- Zebra Brothers (voiced by Adrian Petriw and Brian Drummond) - Two zebra twins that serve HighRoller. Sparky B is a black and white zebra and Sparky W is a white and black zebra.They tend to argue a lot and often end up fighting in the middle, and the end of a battle.