Memetic Badass: Card Games

  • Magic: The Gathering has (or had, the fad has mostly passed now) Tarmogoyf Facts, based on the rather overpowered creature Tarmogoyf.
  • Fans of the Universal Fighting System collectable card game have elevated players to such levels.
    • Matt "Matt Khols" Khols, the only man badass enough to have his whole name be his nickname.
      • Alternately, Scott "Scott Gaines" Gaines, the master of orange card-blue card.
    • James Hata, former US and World Champion and new designer for Fantasy Flight Games (the game's producer) is regarded by some as God.
  • Shape Snatch in the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game. Look at it and despair at its horrible power!
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game has several classic examples. Most notably, Charizard from Base Set conforms to this trope to a T: although it is one of the slowest attackers from the set, one of the most inefficient, outclassed in both HP and attack power by nearly every stage two since 2007, and no rarer than any other holographic, the casual fandom (as well as retro fans) adamantly claims that it is the undisputed strongest card in the game.

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