The Contraband deck

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We’re catching a glimpse of this King just before he plunges his hare kari knife into his sternum. He has adopted the classic “Suicide King” role as his own and he seems to be pissed about it.

“Hare kari” doesn’t mean anything that I’m aware of. Harakiri doesn’t involve stabbing oneself in the heart, but in the stomach. It would be most likely done with a “tanto”. The knife in the picture is a kris.


I’m glad you enjoy your Beanie Babies, er, I mean decks of cards.

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Of course, the whole “Suicide king” thing is due to a strange evolution of the art design over the ages:

Or perhaps there is something in the theory you posted:


Those are nice cards but I think you’re thinking too hard.


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