Hero Kid - #LCGX-EN016
Hero Kid – #LCGX-EN016

Hero Kid – #LCGX-EN016

When this card is Special Summoned: You can Special Summon any number of “Hero Kid”(s) from your Deck.

Date Reviewed:  October 6th, 2022

Rating: 2.63

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KoL's Avatar
King of

Hello Pojo Fans,

Hero Kid is our Throwback Thursday choice this week and one that pairs well with tomorrow’s card.

Hero Kid was a seldom used in HERO builds because its only good use was it being Special Summoned gave you the other two copies if they were in your Deck. There wasn’t much of a way to get it from the Deck like this aside from a generic searcher and then Special Summon it using a HERO-based effect you’d rather use on something like Bubbleman back then, or something like Giant Rat or Warrior Lady of The Wasteland. Now though, you could tech this into the Spright archetype and Special Summon it turn one with Gigantic Spright, netting you up to three monsters to use alongside your Sprights to make more Rank/Link 2 monsters that turn…or have them as a defensive wall, though 600DEF isn’t going to protect you from anything. With Deep Sea Diva filling that kind of Special Summon spot in the deck and having some synergy as a WATER alongside Swap Frog and Dupe Frog, I’m not sure you’ll see a Spright build with this.

Not the worst HERO monster, but not good enough to be put in a regular HERO build or in the Spright build. Synergy is important, and this Warrior EARTH monster doesn’t fit the bill.

Advanced-2/5     Art-3/5

Until Next Time

Crunch$G Avatar

With a lot of focus on Level 2 support, it’s fitting we look at a generic-ish Level 2 on Throwback Thursday, so let’s look at Hero Kid.

Hero Kid is a Level 2 EARTH Warrior with 300 ATK and 600 DEF. Stats aren’t doing anything, but EARTH Warrior is great. The lone effect triggers when it’s Special Summoned, letting you summon any number of Hero Kids from your Deck. It can miss timing like a lot of old cards, but I’m sure you can play around this. Getting 3 monsters for summoning 1 initially is pretty solid. Spright has several ways to summon this if they wanted, and anything running Isolde can get this Special Summoned from Deck just by dumping 2 Equip Spells. The swarming that Hero Kid helps enable is great, even if it’s only once if you got no ways to put Hero Kids back in the Deck. The card also has its own specific Traps, but they aren’t why you’d ever play this. I can see this being ran in anything that can facilitate its effect, just hope you don’t draw too many of them.

Advanced Rating: 3.25/5

Art: 3/5 Your standard random monster that Jaden decided to run, at least this has Hero in the name.

Dark Paladin's Avatar
In a non-Hero week, a Hero finds its way to Throwback Thursday.  Hero Kid does one thing well.  Being able to duplicate itself up to twice (that’s a potential +2) to off its own Special Summon is a good thing.  The problem being aside from being niche Hero support, at best, it can be a Tech in a variety of builds to drop a boss Monster quickly and easily (hint).  It was never a particularly reliable piece of Hero support I suppose due to how little they Tribute, but it’s still something.  There’s better cards and easier ways to flood your Field or drop 3 (or more) Monsters than this, but there are certainly worse ones too.  The kids may surprise you someday though.  
Rating: 2.25/5
Art: 3/5 This is kind of fun.  Nothing particularly special here or anything that really grabs me, but it’s alright.  The tupperware helmet is quite strange, though 

Mighty Vee

Throwback Thursday seems a little random at first, but it’ll all become clear; Hero Kid is a level 2 EARTH Warrior monster. Though not a formal member of the HERO archetype, it is associated with it (won’t get any HERO benefits outside of generic warrior support, however). As always, being a Warrior is excellent, letting you search it with Reinforcement of the Army and Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights. Predictably for a level 2 monster, it has an atrocious stat spread of 300 attack and 600 defense, though having 600 defense does let you search it with Cupid Pitch if you want to.

Like quite a few products of its time, Hero Kid’s sole effect is not once per turn and fairly simple, Special Summoning as many Hero Kids as you want from your deck if Hero Kid is Special Summoned. If it wasn’t obvious, you can actually summon Hero Kid very easily with Isolde or through the myriad of Spright combos, using Spright Elf after sending it to the Graveyard or simply with tomorrow’s card. Essentially, it’s a fairly simple way to spam out two bodies. Sounds pretty broken on paper, right? In practice, bizarrely, Hero Kid has had a sketchy competitive history; even in the heyday of Warrior decks, Isolde preferred to summon Armageddon Knight or Infernoble monsters. Spright decks in particular make use of the highly efficient and powerful Frog package, which does much more than simply two bodies. While there may be a day where a deck can abuse Hero Kid to its full potential, that day has yet to pass.

Advanced: 3/5

Art: 3/5 I get what he’s trying to be, though the costume proportions are pretty freaky in my book!

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