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This page lists unused content and concept art for the game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes. It should be noted that these descriptions are not fabricated but are primarily found in various versions of the game's code. Additionally, one should note that some of these "scrapped" features might be reintroduced to the game in the future.

Concept art

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes started development in 2014 and concept art exists from the game's earliest stages.

In addition to these images, a video exists on Vimeo showing the game's earliest animations. Some of the art style seems based on Plants vs. Zombies Adventures.

Game of Plants

The Game of Plants (based on Game of Thrones) is mentioned a few times in the code. It is possibly an event or a future mission. Some unused descriptions like "Winter is coming," "Summer is coming" and "Mekka Lekka Hi-Mekka Hiney BRAINS!" might be related to this. Additionally, two unknown heroes are mentioned—Crime Biter and Professor Von Bats (possibly Chompzilla and Professor Brainstorm).

Internal names

Sometimes during the loading screen for a multiplayer game, the game uses different names for the heroes in the code than in the actual game.

In-game name Code name
Captain Combustible scortchwood
Electric Boogaloo disco
Green Shadow penelopea
Immorticia witch
Rustbolt cyborg
The Smash gargantuar
Super Brainz cptbrainz
Chompzilla chomper

Additionally, the classes Crazy and Beastly are code-named madcap and hungry, respectively. The cards Muscle Sprout, Punish-Shroom and Backyard Bounce also have alternative names—Muscle Brussel, Spore Shooter and Trampoline Party.

Seasons in Ranked Mode

The game contains lines of code related to seasons in ranked mode, a feature which is present in many multiplayer games.

Build your Season 1 Rank as high as you can! Seasons run for several months. Follow your progress as you climb the Ranks in each new Season!

Unused or hidden cards


Name Card text Notes
Blank Plant N/A N/A
Imitator When played: Draw two cards. Used to be "When played: Gain two Plants." in older versions. This was probably an older version of Flourish.
Mega-heal Heal a Plant to full, It gets +5HeartPvZH. This is a trick card.
Resistant Radish N/A This is most likely "The Mad Radish Samourai", i.e. White Radish from the concept art images.


Name Card text Notes
0 Plant Board Clear Cheat 0 Destroy all fighters. This is a developer cheat; it is a superpower. Possible to be seen via glitching The Smash's hero quest.
Bionic Zombie N/A
Blank Zombie N/A It cost 99 Brains and cannot be played.
Cheating Zombie Draw 5 cards. Heal your Hero for 20. Gain 30 Sun. Then this dies. Now get to work! This is a developer cheat.
Finale Dancer When destroyed: Do 3 damage to the Plant Hero.
Hypnotize Deal 3 damage to a Plant or Plant Hero. This is a trick card.
Minelayer Zombie Gravestone
Skydiver Training Move a Zombie from Heights. It gets +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH.
Stoneworker N/A
Toughen Up! All Zombies get +2HeartPvZH. This card is identical to Camel Crossing.
Zombie Mob When played: Destroy a Zombie. This effect is identical to Gatling Pea's.
Zomboss's Gargantuar When played: This does a Bonus Attack.


It is unknown whether these are plant or zombie cards. Some may also be the removed "no class" cards.

Name Card text
The Blocker N/A
Double Trouble N/A
Duplicate N/A
Rubo's Master N/A

Original Beta-Carrotina

HD BetaCarrot Image

Beta-Carrotina (previously known as BetaCarrot) was going to be the first three-classed hero, and have the Solar, Mega-Grow, and Guardian classes. Its signature power was to revive a plant (Similar to Intensive Carrot) and it would gain +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH. It was later changed to be a Set 2 hero with the same classes as Citron and a different superpower.

Old designs

  • The Shamrocket was redesigned before it was released. In particular, it was going to look a lot more mechanical and less like a pinecone.