Hmm... the requirement to be "viable in the meta" bothers me because I always find metas gravitate towards the most efficient (and ultimately least interesting) options available. I don't tend to pay attention to the meta, I prefer to go my own way, regardless of whether or not that works. But that's just me.
Name: Fanatical Thrall
Faction/Purity: Verore 2
Type: Unlimited Character - Human
Rules Text: When you play Fanatical Thrall, draw a card. Fanatical Thrall's stats can never exceed 1/1.
Flavor Text: Driven on by the cruel will of their beautiful but uncaring mistresses, the hapless devotees of the Cult of Verore would kill -or die- for a single smile.
Pure cannon fodder. They replace themselves in your hand as soon as you play them, but are hardly worth running purely for their cycle effect as they're almost useless in combat except as meat shields, or slowly wearing down a defender or undefended fortress in human waves. They provide an abundance of sacrificial material, though, and have no morale cost so you can spend them recklessly. A card you're truly encouraged to run in "unlimited" amounts (not just 5 or 6 instead of the usual limit of 4). Thematically, I was inspired by the chaos cultists from Warhammer 40k, particularly those who follow the fanatical Word Bearers of the Chaos Marines, who die in their millions with smiles on their faces, only with a bit of a kinky (rather than religious) edge.