Paparazzi Zombie is a basic common zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Brainy class. He costs 1 to play, and has 1/1. He does not have any traits, and his ability gives him +1/+1 every time a zombie trick is played.
He is based on a paparazzi, an independent photographer who takes pictures of athletes, entertainers, politicians, and celebrities, typically while going about their usual daily routines.
- Class: Brainy
- Tribes: Professional Party Zombie
- Traits: None
- Ability: This gets +1/+1 when you play a Trick.
- Rarity: Basic - Common
Why is everyone always screaming and running away in his photos?
Paparazzi Zombie can be used as the starting zombie because of his low cost. However, because of his weak base stats, he can easily be destroyed. To maximize his special ability, you should save him until the third or fourth turn. The number of brains you have should be enough for a Paparazzi Zombie and some zombie tricks. Cheap tricks like Bungee Plumber or Lurch for Lunch can be used to quickly boost this zombie. In addition, playing a superpower during the Fight! phase can boost Paparazzi Zombie before he attacks. A good strategy is using tricks that move zombies, such as Smoke Bomb, on Paparazzi Zombie. This would make him not only have his strength boosted, but a good position to strike at the wanted target. Otherwise, treat this zombie as another version of Unlife of the Party, but one that focuses on tricks.
Note that playing environments does not activate Paparazzi Zombie's ability despite them only being playable in the Zombie Tricks phase.
Plants have the advantage of defeating this zombie, as they go after zombies. If the zombie hero deploys this zombie and has tons of brains to use, try and destroy him quickly, as the zombie hero will most likely use a bunch of tricks to boost this zombie. However, be cautious because the zombie hero can easily use tricks to bypass plants and boost this zombie. Fighting fire with fire can work with the right tricks, and if the stats get too high, bouncing this zombie is a good idea, as his stats will go back to normal. However his low brain cost will mean he will surely be deployed again. Using Black-Eyed Pea and Sportacus can punish the opponent for using tricks, while Forget-Me-Nuts, Brainana, and Dark Matter Dragonfruit can make it harder to play them.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Paparazzi Zombie.
- The line he says when he attacks appears to sound similar to the popular photography instruction "Say cheese," though he says this in such a deep accent.
- When destroyed, his camera will be thrown into the air and flash, causing his pupils to shrink.
- This doesn't happen to plants or plant heroes when he attacks.
- Technically, he should be called Paparazzo Zombie, as the word "paparazzo" is the name for a male photographer, and Paparazzi Zombie is male, according to his description.