The King of Hearts, like the Queen of Hearts, was one of the deadly pawns used by the Celestial Toymaker against Steven Taylor and Dodo Chaplet when they were trapped in his realm. The Queen referred to him by the name Henry. When not in a contest, the King stayed in playing card form. (TV: The Celestial Toymaker)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The King of Hearts appears like a living playing card. A living King of Hearts also appears in Alice in Wonderland.
- The fact that the King recited what would now be considered a politically incorrect version of "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe" when selecting one of the seven chairs (six of which are deadly, while one remains safe) indicates that he was from an English-speaking country no later than the 1970s.
- Bearing in mind that Cyril, the Knave of Hearts and the Kitchen Boy were all the same person, this may have been the case with the King of Hearts, Joey the Clown and Sergeant Rugg. However, this was never confirmed on-screen.