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Wannabe Hero is a premium legendary zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Hearty IconHearty class. He costs 7BrainPvZH to play and has 6StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH. He has the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait, and his ability adds the amount of health the zombie hero has into his health when he is played.

Origins

His name is a combination of "wannabe" and "hero," referring to him resembling (due to him being a fan of) Super Brainz.

Statistics

  • Class: Hearty
  • Tribe: Gargantuar Zombie
  • Trait: PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy
  • Ability: When played: This gets +1HeartPvZH for each Health your Hero has.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary

Card description

He has Super Brainz stickers all over his binder.

Strategies

With

If played when you have lots of health, he potentially becomes the toughest non-boosted zombie in terms of health. Take in mind that this zombie could potentially be extremely weak if the player's hero is badly damaged.

The best hero to use him is The Smash, as he has access to many Gargantuar zombies, as well as the most healing methods of any zombie hero. Nurse Gargantuar can easily get some health back, or in a pinch, Nibble can get some health back as well.

If you are playing as Rustbolt, you can have a Wizard Gargantuar on the field give Wannabe Hero PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye, allowing him to smash through plants that block his way and land 6 damage on the plant hero without worrying about the Super-Block Meter charging up.

Being from the Hearty class, heroes who can use him also have access to healing cards such as Medic and Heroic Health, though the latter can only be used by The Smash and Rustbolt. If your hero is damaged, it is recommended to play these before you play Wannabe Hero to maximize his ability. If your hero is at or near full health, play him as fast as possible. This can easily be done with Gargologist, since she will allow Wannabe Hero to be played on the fifth turn if one is on the field. You can use Flag Zombies to play him earlier in the game before your hero takes any further damage.

When playing as Neptuna, avoid using Mixed-Up Gravedigger or In-Crypted on Wannabe Hero as it will reset his health, allowing the plants to damage the hero before he is revealed from the gravestone, causing him to have less health.

You can also take advantage of his ability by playing him while Pecanolith is on the field. If you have enough health, Wannabe Hero will plow through most plants instantly, even Soul Patch or a full health opponent as well.

Against

This is a really difficult zombie to deal with, especially if played while the zombie hero has lots of health. You must use plants with more than 6 health to defend against him since he has PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy, which lets him plow through plants with less health. He can also be dealt with using any combos that neutralize the target regardless of health, the most effective ones being Bounce and PvZH Frozen IconFreeze. Other counters include instant-kill tricks that destroy zombies instantly regardless of health such like Lawnmower, Squash, or Shamrocket, as he has 6StrengthPvZH. Unfortunately, none of these are options for Captain Combustible, so he must win the game before this can even be played, or at least reduce the opponent's health as low as he can.

If you play as Rose, you can transform Wannabe Hero into something weaker using Transmogrify (also available to Citron) or Goatify. As Chompzilla, you can use Devour on Wannabe Hero, but only when he has the lowest health out of all the zombies on the field, which will not be likely as your opponent will try to keep up with their health before playing Wannabe Hero.

If the player cannot use any of the above methods, the player can use two ways to counter Wannabe Hero, the two being high offense and high defense. High offense involves deploying plants that have enough strength to destroy Wannabe Hero in only a few turns, such as a powered Super-Phat Beets. High defense, on the other hand, involves using tough plants to have them tank the damage and steadily wear down Wannabe Hero, such as Soul Patch. Just make sure that he does not successfully destroy a plant, as this will allow him to attack again, potentially setting off a fatal chain reaction if most of the player's plants are weak enough.

One of the most dangerous situations where this zombie can be used is in missions, such as missions where the opposing zombie hero has more health than usual. This can lead to a Wannabe Hero having over 21HeartPvZH. Using the strategies above is the player's best method for destroying him.

A method of dealing with Wannabe Hero is to Bounce him followed by playing Dandy Lion King. This will significantly weaken the impact of Wannabe Hero's ability when he is replayed. However, only Nightcap can do this normally.

Do not play Pecanolith while there is a Wannabe Hero unless he is on low health, as he will do more damage that will likely be lethal, if not weakening.

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Trivia

  • His description and overall appearance reference Super Brainz, specifically the one in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 rather than this game.
    • He even appeared on Super Brainz' ally pack despite the aforementioned fact before being replaced by Zombot Plank Walker on an update.
    • Ironically, he cannot normally be played by Super Brainz, due to him being in the Hearty class, while Super Brainz is a PvZH Brainy IconBrainy/PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky hero.
  • He is the only legendary zombie that appears in the Multiplayer menu.
  • He can be the Gargantuar with the lowest and highest health, depending on how much health the zombie hero has.
  • He and Soul Patch are currently the only cards to make a legendary shine effect on themselves whenever they attack.
  • Despite his description, Wannabe Hero is holding a book instead of a binder.
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