In a deck of playing cards, which king is known as the “Suicide King”?
- The King of Hearts
The King of Hearts is known as the “Suicide King” because it is the only king who appears to be sticking his sword into his head. There are two theories on the “Suicide King.” One: this was a result of centuries of bad copying by English card makers where the king's axe head has disappeared. Two: The card was made as a depiction of King Charles’s own suicide in which he thrusted his own sword into the side of his head. The king card is the oldest, most universal court card, and highest ranking face card.
- The King of Spades
- The King of Clubs
- The King of Diamonds