- For other uses, see Laser Bean (disambiguation).
Laser Bean is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Laser Bean fires lasers that can hit multiple targets at a time.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Laser Bean has appeared in seven games.
This plant's name is a portmanteau of "laser beam," a light emitted through a process of optical amplification and "bean," the type of plant that this plant is based on.
His red cape costume is a reference to Superman. Coincidentally, they can both shoot lasers out of their eyes. Laser Bean with his red cape can be found in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 as a boss plant named Super Bean.
- Main article: Laser Bean (PvZ2)
Laser Bean first appears in Plants vs. Zombies 2 as the first plant obtained in the Far Future.
He costs 200 Sun and attacks zombies using a slow firing laser beam that hits every zombie in his lane as long as they aren't protected by a Glitter Zombie. He is also able to pierce the armor of zombies such as Shield Zombie and Excavator Zombie.
- Main article: Laser Bean (PvZ: JttW)
He was almost exactly the same as his Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart, with only two differences. The first was that he had a slower recharge time, and the second was that due to the lack of Plant Food, he would activate his Plant Food effect at random instead.
- Main article: Laser Bean (Spawnable)
Laser Bean's first appearance in the shooter series was as a Potted Plant introduced in the Legends of the Lawn DLC in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare as the final Potted Plant to be added. He rapidly fires lasers at zombies, dealing 7-9 damage per hit.
Interestingly, despite being the last Potted Plant added, he was considered for the game before it even released, with a trailer having him in his beta design from before he was even added in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
- Main article: Super Bean
While Laser Bean didn't make a return as a Potted Plant in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, he got promoted to a boss in the form of Super Bean. Super Bean can fire lasers and has a force field surrounding him, preventing him from being damaged. He will usually try to stall the zombies out by warping and knocking them back if his shield is down to restore it.
His Super Wave in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 has him accompanied by Mystic Flowers, Zen Cacti and Armor variants while his Super Wave in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville has him become invincible whenever he loses a quarter of his health, making the zombies hunt down Champion sidekicks to make him damagable again. The amount of sidekicks depends on how much health he has left.
- Main article: Energy Bean line
Laser Bean next appears in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars where he is the second plant in the Energy Bean line, evolving from Energy Bean and evolving into Super Bean, who is somewhat similar from the boss in the shooter series.
Like Plants vs. Zombies 2, he fires a piercing beam that hits all the zombies in his lane. His active ability is X-Ray Flux, which deals damage to all the zombies in his lane while his passive ability is Hardware Update, which allows him to deal damage to zombies and their armor at the same time, as well as gaining a 50% damage boost against mechs.
- Main article: Laser Bean (PvZH)
The latest appearance of Laser Bean is in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as a Premium Super-Rare plant in the Solar class. He costs 6, has 5/7 and has the Strikethrough trait.
Despite his high cost and rarity, he is quite a simple card, simply being able to take a quarter of the Zombie Hero's health even if it's blocked. However, due to lacking an ability and having a high cost, he can be easily replaced with cards such as Elderberry and Astrocado.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Laser Bean.
- Coincidentally, both Laser Bean in Plants vs. Zombies 2 and Laser Bean in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes got damage buffs.