Frozen in a block of ice, Captain Deadbeard has been adrift for hundreds of years. Having just arrived on the shores of Zomburbia with his trusty Parrot Pal, he's crusty, a little musty, and ready to bring the fight to the Plants.
~ Captain Deadbeard's stickerbook description.
Captain Deadbeard's here lads. Yo-Ho-Ho and a barrel of parrot.s
~ Captain Deadbeard in the comics.

Captain Deadbeard is one of the secondary antagonists of the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. He is an undead zombie pirate who takes parts of fighting plants.

He was voiced by Lee Tockar, while his Parrot Pal was voiced by Asia Mattu.


Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare series

He first appeared in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 as one of the playable characters on the Zombies' side. His primary weapon is Scurvy Scattershot, with the second is Spyglass Shot.

His Top Zombie variant is Ol' Deadbeard. He first appeared when the players entered his portal, he first asked the players to cure his pet shark Snaggles by contacting Dr. Daul Fin in Backyard Battleground. After meeting him, they had to defeat Champion Rose and retrieve the potion back to his ship. Finally, Dr. Daul Fin and the players had to shrink themselves to defeat all plants harming the shark.

After the shark is cured, he tasked the players to get him Vitamin C to cure his scurvy. When the players completed the second quest, he quested the players to collect doubloons for him. If the players completed all three quests, he let the players open another portal, or meet Dr. Fizzician in his lab.

He also returned in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville as a playable character of the Defend class on the Zombies' side.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Captain Deadbeard returned in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as two separate cards:

Barrel of Deadbeards

No monkeys, just zombies.
~ Barrel of Deadeards' description.

Barrel of Deadbeards is a Premium - Legendary Pirate Barrel Zombie of Crazy class, which is based on Captain Deadbeard's ability, Barrel Blast. It costs 2, with the maximum health is 1. When destroyed, the barrel explodes, then deals 1 damage to all plants and zombies on the field, and make a Captain Deadbeard on the same lane.

Captain Deadbeard

Yo ho ho! It's a pirate's unlife for him!
~ Description of Captain Deadbeard.

Captain Deadbeard is a Token Mustache Pirate Zombie of Crazy class. The card costs 3, his maximum strength is 4 while his health is 3. When attack, Captain Deadbeard shoots his gun at a plant.


Captain Cannon

Captain Cannon hasn't had the best of luck with explosives. Just take a look at what was once a perfectly good hat. I don't even think those are his real eyebrows.
~ Captain Cannon's description.

Captain Cannon is a Rare variant of Captain Deadbeard, who specializes in explosive damages with his close-range Scattercannon and long-range Extend-o-cannon.

Captain Flameface

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.
~ Captain Flameface's description.

With his fiery pursuit, Captain Flameface, another Rare Pirate variant, decided to fight plants with his close-range Flame Blast and long-range Piercing Peg Shot.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

You get your beard caught in the toaster ONE time, and it's all anyone can talk about...
~ Captain Flameface's description.

In this game, Captain Flameface is a Mustache Pirate Zombie Event card of Sneaky Class. He costs 3, with his strength and health are 4/2. His traits are Strikethrough (he can deal with damages to all targets in a lane) and Gravestone (he can hide in the gravestone until it's time for tricks). When played, all other Pirate Zombies gain Strikethrough. Similar to Captain Deadbeard, he shoots his gun when attack.

Captain Sharkbite

Captain Sharkbite is crusty, even by Deadbeard's standard. I mean, come on! He's covered in seaweed! You're embarrassing yourself, Sharkbite.
~ Captain Sharkbite's description.

Captain Sharkbite is a Super Rare variant of Captain Deadbeard. Unlike most other Captain Deadbeard's primary weapons, his close-range Snappy Shark costs only one ammo. His secondary weapon, Shark Laser, fires faster than the original.

Captain Partyman

With a name like Captain Partyman, you know he's down to get funky. You wouldn't think it by looking at him, but he can spin on his peg leg for almost an entire minute, uninterrupted.
~ Captain Partyman's description.

Captain Partyman uses his Party Scattershot and Party Spyglass to vanquish enemies to enter Party Time mode, which grants him speed and damage boost.

Captain Squawk

One starry night when gazing from the crow's nest, Captain Squawk heard the coughing of a seagull ill of scurvy. The disheveled bird offered to join the crew in exchange for a lifetime supply of spoiled fish. They've been best mates ever since.
~ Captain Squawk's description.

Captain Squawk is a Super Rare and the final Pirate variant in the game. His mate, a sick seagull, can perform a close-range overheating toxic Flem Thrower and a single-shot long-range Gull Blaster that inflicts. toxic damages to plants.

Powers and Abilities

  • Scurvy Scattershot: It is a shotgun weapon that burns through 2 ammo per shot.
    • Spyglass Shot: Captain Deadbeard can turn his gun into a precision Sniper weapon to pick plants off at a distance.
  • Barrel Blast: Captain Deadbeard hides in a reinforced barrel that can explode to deal massive damage to nearby plants.
    • Looty Booty Barrel Blast: It is exactly the same as the Barrel Blast, however it's visually different.
  • Canon Rodeo: He mounts a cannon that can shoot up to 6 highle explosive, highly damaging cannonballs.
  • Anchor's Away: He loads an anchor tied to his pegleg into the barrel of his gun, allowing him to reach vantage points more easily.

Parrot Pal

The Parrot Pal

The Parrot Pal is one of Captain Deadbeard's abilities. It is a bird that flies around to attack plants with its Parrot Pulse to assist the zombie team.

A variant of it is Future Parrot Pal, a mechanical parrot that moves slower but has more health and deals more damage than its predecessor.

Powers and Abilities

  • Flight: The Parrot can fly around to rain down havoc on the plants.
  • Eggsplosion: It can launch an egg that deals damage to plants and explodes into more eggs to deal even more damage to plants caught in its radius.
    • For the Future Parrot Pal, it drops more eggs in a larger radius compared to the original.



  • Deadbeard has a plush toy of Rose in his bed.
  • It is also revealed that Deadbeard was frozen in an ice block until the day he floated onto the shores of Zomburbia.
  • According to the loading screen tips, Deadbeard can play the flute.

Specific to variants

  • Captain Partyman, is the only party variant that does not play a jam during his "Party Time!" ability. Instead, it plays Captain Smasher's theme.



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