|“||He enjoys keeping his bolts tight and his screws loose.||„|
|~ Rustbolt's description.|
|“||Didja know Rustbolt dug up his armor from a junkyard? Still, he's one tough tin can. He'll try to sap your Plants' Strength so you can't defeat his super-strong Zombies!||„|
|~ Crazy Dave's view on Rustbolt.|
Rustbolt is one of the secondary antagonists of the mobile game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes. He is a mechanically-modified basic zombie who leads Brainy and Hearty classes.
In Rustbolt's introduction comic strips, he was an ordinary basic zombie who was infected by the vending machine that is infected from the Hero-Tron 5000. After he became Rustbolt, he used his Shrink Ray to attack the plants.
In Junkyard Ambush, when Green Shadow, Solar Flare, and Spudow, were looking for a tire to replace Penny's old tire, Rustbolt suddenly attacked the Plant Heroes. They had a battle until Spudow used a giant magnet to weaken him, with Green Shadow and Solar Flare found the tire for Penny.
Rustbolt appeared in The Great Cave Raid alongside Super Brainz and Electric Boogaloo to find a new underground lair until Spudow popped up the ground and attacked them. They fought until Super Brainz used a rope to tie his head to stop him from throwing explosive heads.
In Code Orange! Citron Invades!, Dr. Zomboss ordered Rustbolt, Brain Freeze, and Z-Mech to stop Citron, alongside Rose and Grass Knuckles from putting their flag on the moon. They had a fight until Z-Mech managed to defeat the Plant Heroes by kicking Citron off the moon with Grass Knuckles and Rose.
Rustbolt appeared in Nightcap's introduction comic strips with Immorticia and The Smash attacking a Peashooter, a Sunflower, and a Wall-nut; until Nightcap made his rescue by summoning his mushroom army to fight them back.
Powers and Abilities
|“||Rustbolt gets a kick out of belittling Plants.||„|
|~ Shrink Ray's description.|
Rustbolt's signature superpower is Shrink Ray, in which he can shrink a plant and reduce its strength by 3. His support superpowers are Heroic Health (he can heal himself for 6), Cut Down to Size (he can destroy a plant with five or more strengths), and Rock Wall (he also can increase a zombie's health by 5).
- His helmet has a resemblance to Magneto from Marvel comics, and his appearance is clearly being based on Iron Man from the same media.
- He is one of the very few Zombie Heroes who have voice lines, the other being Professor Brainstorm and Immorticia.
- In the second section of Junkyard Ambush, he can be seen speaking while activating his weapons.