Secret Agent is an event zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Beastly class. He costs 1 to play, and his ability gives a selected zombie the Bounce effect and +3/+3. The selected zombie is Bounced, then boosted in the zombie hero's hand.
He was made available in the weekly event that ran from May 16, 2017 to May 23, 2017.
His description is a reference to the phrase, "Shaken, not stirred," which is used by James Bond, a fictional British Secret Service agent. His animation also references the gun barrel opening sequence that the vast majority of James Bond films use.
- Class: Beastly
- Tribe: Professional Trick
- Ability: Bounce a Zombie, and it gets +3/+3.
- Set: Event
He likes his brains shaken, not stirred.
- Added to the game.
- Became craftable.
Secret Agent functions similarly to Firefighter's Bouncing ability, so the basic strategies for using Firefighter also applies to him. However, Secret Agent gives the Bounced zombie +3/+3, allowing him to go well in tandem with more zombies than Firefighter; on top of zombies with "When played" abilities and zombies about to face destruction, zombies with outstanding stats (strength, health, or both) are also worthy of being boosted. However, do keep in mind that this does also remove all boosts the zombie previously got, so it is not recommended to played it on zombies that are either boosted immensely, or can get boosted easily (if it has gotten a big boost in stats already), unless they are in immediate danger and must be bounced.
The main issue about this card is that you are spending brains just to Bounce the zombie back. Because of this, you will ultimately have to spend double the zombie's cost plus 1 brain with this trick; in some cases, this might be less cost-effective than simply giving the zombie +3/+3 with Vitamin Z (a 3-brain card). Due to this, try to avoid Bouncing any expensive zombies with Secret Agent unless you can handle their cost; you may be better off playing Secret Agents in the early game to boost cheap powerhouses like Cat Lady and Tennis Champ instead. Another issue about this card is that Jelly Bean can take advantage of it, provided you are facing a Smarty hero. Therefore, think more carefully in such a situation.
There is not much that can be done to counter this card other than destroying the zombies worthy of being Bounced, although having board control will discourage your opponent from Bouncing a zombie, because they will leave a lane open and take more damage if they do. If this gets played, make sure to keep the Bounced zombie in mind, as it can come back at any time, and with better stats.
If the zombie boosted by Secret Agent is played, prepare an instant-kill just in case the zombie turns out to be too overwhelming. If it is a zombie with the Gravestone trait, play Grave Buster to destroy it easily. Alternatively, you can Bounce the zombie yourself to remove its boost.
Also, because he is a trick, you can play Forget-Me-Nuts or Dark Matter Dragonfruit to hinder him from being played, or Brainana to disable your opponent from playing him entirely, though only for that turn. You can also have Jelly Bean, Sportacus, or Black-Eyed Pea on the field in an attempt to discourage your opponent.
- There is a green splotch of liquid seen in his textures that is not used in-game.
- It may be possible that it would have appeared during his animation, parodying the blood seen in the gun barrel sequence in the James Bond movies.