Background

You have to be careful of relics sold under the counter by obscure antique dealers. While Zoltan was looking for a decoration to inject some fun into his show, he came across a mysterious totem which, according to the salesman, represented the god of three faces, Barbacoatl. From the very first show it was an overwhelming success. The crowd loved the totem! But so much adoration could only serve to awaken the sleeping god starved of compliments. Stealing the show from his owner, Barbacoatl roars and juggles gaily to the great enjoyment of Cassandra. Everything will be fine so long as no one realizes these strange juggling balls represent a string of inept explorers reported missing in Los Santos.

Missions

  • The Rising of the Shrunken Heads: Do 20 Poison Damage with Barbacoatl.
  • (Secret Mission) Worship me!: Win 5 fights by finishing with a knock-out from Barbacoatl. Rewards: Dante and 5 missions points.

Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages:

  • His base power is 8, which is good for a 5*.
  • His base damage is 6, which is also good.
  • His ability cancels an opposing card's bonus, which helps makes fights easier.
  • His stats and ability make him a good bluff.
  • The clan bonus removes two life from your opponent every turn, after you've won with him.

Disadvantages:

  • His ability is Courage-based, meaning you only have two chances to activate it. It also makes him predictable.
  • His high base damage is wasted because of his clan bonus.
  • His ability is useless against cards with Protection: Bonus.
  • He is a 5*, so he takes up a lot of room in your deck.
  • He has competition from the other 5* in Freaks.

Trivia

  • His appearance is based off of actual totem poles, which were made by different Native American tribes to pray and worship.
  • Given how the heads were last seen from Los Santos, it is a possibility that Barbacoatl could also originally be from there.
  • He bears a passing resemblance to Totemator, one of the bosses from the Nintendo DSiware game Go! Go! Kokopolo!.

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