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Three kings, with a "suicide king" on top

The king a playing card featuring a picture of a king. It was ranked in most card games between the ace and queen. In blackjack, the king had a face value of ten. (TNG: "The Royale") The king of hearts was sometimes called the "suicide king", as on the card, the king appeared to be sticking his sword into his head. (VOY: "Pathfinder") While the king of diamonds was called the "man with the axe," as indicated. (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")

In 2152, Hoshi Sato placed her king when playing with other crewmembers at the catwalk. (ENT: "The Catwalk")

In the fictional card game, fizzbin, a player with two jacks had "a half fizzbin". In order to get a full fizzbin, they would require "a king and a deuce, except at night of course, when you'd need a queen and a four." (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")

During a game of poker aboard the USS Enterprise-D in 2365, Katherine Pulaski called the game rules, "the game is seven card high-low with a buy on the last card. And just to make it interesting the man with the axe takes all" (meaning the hand with the king of diamonds beat all other hands). (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man")

While playing poker with the senior staff in 2366, Wesley Crusher joked with Data, asking "got another king in the hole, Data?" Data, however, did not see the humor in the comment, and responded, "I am afraid I cannot answer that Wesley. And as you are a newcomer to the game, may I say it is inappropriate for you to ask." (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds")

In 2368, while the USS Enterprise-D was caught in a temporal causality loop, Data had inadvertently dealt the plays all three of a kind, following their initial three card, including Worf, who received three kings. (TNG: "Cause and Effect")

The following year William T. Riker beat Worf's two pair a "full boat, kings over" (meaning he had a full house with three kings). (TNG: "Second Chances") Later that year, Data played a poker game that played down to Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Einstein called on what he believed to be Hawking's bluff, but lost, after Hawking revealed his hand to have four sevens and a king. (TNG: "Descent")

In a holodeck recreation of the USS Voyager created by Reginald Barclay, where he interacted with the crew, he often held poker games in the ship's mess hall. In one particular game, he called the game rules, "deuces, one eyed jacks and suicide kings are wild. Five of a kind beats a straight flush every time." (VOY: "Pathfinder")

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