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Playing Card

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Playing Card

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Japanese トランプ兵
Rōmaji Toranpu Hei
Translation Playing Card Soldier
Other names Card Soldier
Homeworld Wonderland
Origin Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Games Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts coded
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts χ
Kingdom Hearts Dark Road
Playing Card

Kingdom Hearts
Cards (Hearts)
Spear-carrying guards who serve the Queen of Hearts. They fear the short-tempered queen and are careful not to irritate her.

Marched onto the scene in "Alice in Wonderland" (1951).

Cards (Spades)
Troops with heavy axes who serve the Queen of Hearts. They fear their short-tempered queen, and are careful not to irritate her.

Marched onto the scene in "Alice in Wonderland" (1951).
Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Card of Hearts
Guards in the service of the Queen of Hearts.

They fear her temper and will do anything she orders.

Card of Spades
Guards in the service of the Queen of Hearts.

They fear her temper and will do anything she orders.
Kingdom Hearts coded
Soldiers in the service of Wonderland's ruler, the Queen of Hearts.

Seeing as they are quite fond of keeping their heads attached to their shoulders, they make a point not to defy her.
Kingdom Hearts Union χ
Playing Card
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
A guard who serves and fears the short-tempered Queen of Hearts.

The Playing Cards, also called Card Soldiers, are soldiers who serve the Queen of Hearts in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts coded, Kingdom Hearts χ, and Kingdom Hearts Dark Road. The Playing Cards carry out her every order, always afraid of being beheaded.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts χ[edit]

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

The Playing Cards can be seen alongside their Queen during Alice's trial. After Sora and his friends find proof of Alice's innocence, the Playing Cards attack them by order of the Queen, who doesn't believe she is innocent. When Alice is kidnapped, the Queen orders the Playing Cards to search everywhere for her, but they don't succeed, since Alice is no longer in Wonderland.

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories[edit]

The Playing Cards appear as figments of Sora's memories in Wonderland. They are fought again alongside the Queen of Hearts, and when defeated, Sora obtains their Enemy Card.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

The Playing Cards are in charge of protecting the Queen's hedge mazes. They are also sent to find three suspicious figures for the Queen.

Kingdom Hearts coded[edit]

The Playing Cards are ordered by the Queen to get rid of the Bug Blox problem. After Data-Sora unlocks Wonderland's Keyhole and gets rid of the Bug Blox, the Playing Cards return to their regular patrols.

Design[edit]

The Playing Cards come in two varieties; red Ace of Hearts soldiers and black Ace of Spades soldiers. Both have bodies that are identical to their respective real-world playing cards, but sprout arms, feet, and rather flat heads (neither type has visible legs or eyes, or a neck).

The Aces of Hearts have red heads shaped like an upside-down heart. They have a pale-skinned, heart-shaped face showing, indicating that the red is some sort of helmet, a bright red, vaguely heart-shaped nose, and a small, heart-shaped mouth. Two red semi-circles are present on either "shoulder", perhaps representing pauldrons. They have spindly arms and large (in comparison to their arms), red gloves, as well as floppy red shoes. They carry red lances as weapons, each lance tipped with an upside-down heart.

The Aces of Spades share the same structure as their red counterparts, sporting the same "pauldrons" and shoes, albeit colored black. Their noses are also black and shaped like an upside-down heart (a spade without the "handle"). Their mouths share the upside-down heart shape. Their faces are pale like the Aces of Hearts, while their helmets are shaped like spades, with parts of the design, specifically the handle and lower half of the spade, continuing onto their card bodies. Their black gloves are slightly more closer-fitting than their red-colored brethren's. Finally, they carry black axes as weapons. Unlike the red soldiers' lances keeping the heart theme of the Aces of Hearts, these axes do not show any spade design.

In Kingdom Hearts χ, and Kingdom Hearts Dark Road, Playing Cards based on the Two of Hearts, Three of Hearts, Two of Spades, and Three of Spades also appear. They are identical to their Ace counterpart, except for the number of hearts or spades on their body.

Origin[edit]

Along with Alice, the Queen of Hearts, and the other inhabitants of Wonderland, the Playing Cards appear in Disney's Alice in Wonderland. The Playing Cards make up a very large army for the Queen and King.