LIGHT - Level 3 - Zombie/Effect - 1000 ATK/400 DEF
When this card is Normal Summoned, or Special Summoned by a monster effect: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower monster from your hand. It’s treated as a Zombie monster, and its effects are replaced with this card’s effects.
Think Marauding Captain, but it negates the effects and can continue to Special Summon from your hand as long as you have Level 4 or lower monsters. Considering Marauding Captain isn’t broken, this should be fine. It negates the effects and makes them Zombies, so certain kinds of Link monster can’t use it and it’s a Level 3 so Xyz are also harder. Synchros have an interesting possibility but to Summon a level 8 you’d have to at least Special Summon 2 monsters, so that would be a -3 for a Synchro Summon. You could compare this to Pendulum Summoning, but instead of needing 2 cards it takes up your Normal Summon and negates the Summoned monster’s effects.
Originally the effect kept quoting itself saying “... and if you do, replace its effects with “... and if you do, replace its effects with “... and if you do, replace its effects with “... and if you do, its effects are negated.”””” It was hilarious and impractical but it might be the technically correct way to do it in the OCG. I’d rather not, so if there’s better OCG for the card I could use then I would love to hear because I’d like to do something like this for other cards.