For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Captain Flameface.

Captain Flameface is the Rare fire variant of Captain Deadbeard in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. He was first revealed on December 7, 2015 in a video released in Facebook. His primary weapon stores less ammo than the Spyglass Shot/Scurvy Scattershot, in exchange for more damage, along with the fire effect. It is also capable of piercing through multiple targets, similar to Mob Cob. His primary weapon also wastes two ammo per shot out of its eight ammo clip.


Stickerbook description

Captain Flameface was making lunch, minding his own business, when he got his beard caught in the toaster. From that day forward, he decided to dedicate his life to the pursuit of the flame.

In-game description

Shots from his Piercing Peg Shot pass through multiple targets!

AI Health

Easy: 75

Normal: 100

Hard: 125



Parrot Pal

An ability similar to the Garlic Drone or Zombot Drone. When used, Captain Flameface creates a Parrot equipped with a telescope laser and explosives. The Parrot Pal has 5 HP and can only be used for a limited time. This replaces the Zombot Drone from the first game.

Cannon Rodeo

Captain Flameface will summon a cannon and then sits on top of it. The Cannon will then start shooting explosive cannonballs repeatedly. The cannon has 6 ammo.

Barrel Blast

Captain Flameface summons a barrel and hides inside it, lighting the fuse inside, and then detonates it to damage nearby plants, knocking himself into the air. The barrel also gives Captain Flameface reduced damage whilst he is in it.



Either being a sniper class and a short ranged class, you still have the fire element/attribute at your side. Shooting a plant from a long or short distance will set them on fire dealing multiple damage. So if your accuracy is off, and you only are capable of hitting once or twice, you can still deal a bit of damage. Close-quarters combat can be recommended, just make sure you're not spotted, and try to be behind the target


Being against Captain Flameface, or any Captain at all requires skill. Using any sort of shield-like ability, or spawning any sort of shield-like weed won't work because of the piercing. Have some Sunflower's nearby, as his fire effect can deal damage as well.

Balancing changes

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Reduced ranged rate of fire from 150 – 125



  • Him lighting his beard on fire might be a reference to the famous pirate captain Blackbeard, who liked to set fire to his beard via candles and other flames to scare his enemies.
  • The short-range version of his weapon shares its name with the weapon of Flame Man from Mega Man 6, the Flame Blast.
    • In addition, they both shoot short-ranged bursts of fire.