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"Pixel HERO" (P・HERO(ピクセルヒーロー) Pikuseru Hīrō) is another "HERO" sub-Archetype, and one of two "HERO" sub-Archetypes created by Taylor Gorrell. They are used by Kohaku Yudin, the main protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! GSTART. Similar to the Elemental HEROes combining varied effects with quick and easy Fusion Summoning, the Pixel HEROes combine varied effects with quick and easy Composition Summoning.

Play Style

Pixel HEROes are as varied as video games themselves, having numerous effects to aid them. All Pixel HEROes possess the same effect in their texts: "During your Main Phase: You can Special Summon this card (from the Graveyard). If this card would be sent to the Graveyard after this effect has been used (twice/X times): Banish it. Reset this effect if this card is in the Graveyard again after being banished." This effect represents the Life System in video games: Run out of lives, and you can't come back to life. The reset effect symbolizes resetting a video game and getting back all your lives. Like other HEROes, Pixel HEROes are varied in their ATK and DEF levels.

Reference to Video Games

The Pixel HEROes and their related cards are all based on heroes from various video game series, primarily those that have been released on Nintendo consoles. Many of them have been featured as playable characters in the Super Smash Bros. series of video games. Characters mentioned after slashes are Echo Fighters of the character in question and are represented as alternate arts of the associated monster.

Pixel HERO Reference
Red Hammer Mario
Green Jumper Luigi
Blue Bomber Mega Man
Crown Parasol Princess Peach/Princess Daisy
Thunder Mouse Pikachu
Muscle Kong Donkey Kong
Dino Mount Yoshi
Angel Wing Pit/Dark Pit
Speed Spike Sonic the Hedgehog
Spiral Vulpine Miles "Tails" Prower
Chompa-Chomp Pac-Man
Crimson Hunter Zero
Brave Blade Link
Wise Princess Princess Zelda
Mystic Ninja Sheik
Sleep Singer Jigglypuff
Startouched Wanderer Zero Suit Samus
Future Kitsune Fox McCloud
Mach Eagle Captain Falcon
Chaos Needle Shadow the Hedgehog
PK Kid Ness
Copy Eater Kirby
Galaxy Warrior Meta Knight
Arctic Explorer #1 and Arctic Explorer #2 Ice Climbers
Monster Master Pokemon Trainer
Zap Mouse Pichu
Mighty Lord Marth/Lucina
Royal Ranger Ike
Unknown Mage Robin
Dual Dragoon Corrin
Black Sprite Mr. Game & Watch
Star Striker Little Mac
Plantastic Voyager Captain Olimar
Glyph Edge Shulk
Splat Trooper Inklings
Agent Metal Solid Snake
Spirit Fighter Ryu/Ken
Buster Soldier Cloud Strife
Shadow Sorceress Bayonetta
Rebel Bandit Joker
Legacy Paladin Dragon Quest Hero
Breegull Barbearian Banjo & Kazooie
Avi Smasher Mii Brawler
Avi Slicer Mii Swordfighter
Avi Shooter Mii Gunner
Half-Blood Alucard
Shovelrous Paragon Shovel Knight
Red Blazer Fire Mario
Red Freezer Ice Mario
Red M.D. Dr. Mario
Green Dreamer Dreamy Luigi
Green Phantom Vanish Luigi/Boo Luigi
Green Shocker Thunder Luigi (note: Thunder Luigi is not an official form)
Chaos Speed Spike Super Sonic
Blue Bomber X Mega Man X
Powered Wanderer Samus Aran (Power Suit)
Miracle Dino Super Dragon
Turtle Master Squirtle
Toad Master Ivysaur
Dragon Master Charizard
Copy Machina Robobot Armor
Brave Archfiend Fierce Deity Link
Rebel Phantom Joker & Arsene
Paladin Troupe Hero & Party Members
Related Monsters Reference
P.R.A.T. R.O.B.
Zapper the Skyhound Duck Hunt
Pixel Practice Coach Wii Fit Trainer
Carnivoresia Piranha Plant
Alpha HERO - Wonderful Red Wonder-Red
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