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Not to be confused with Suicide King (Challenge).

Suicide King is a special card.

Effects[ | ]

  • Kills Isaac and spawns 10 consumables and/or items around the location of use.
  • The spawned collectibles will come from the Item Pool related to the Room where Suicide King was used (e.g. Angel Room items if used in an Angel RoomAngel Room).

Notes[ | ]

  • Collectible Isaac's Heart iconIsaac's Heart, and Collectible Holy Mantle iconHoly Mantle, will not protect Isaac from dying, as well as all the protection and immortality effects in the game (like Collectible Book of Shadows iconBook of Shadows, Collectible Unicorn Stump iconUnicorn Stump, etc.).
  • (except in Repentance) If Collectible Lazarus' Rags iconLazarus' Rags are used to resurrect, Isaac will only have one heart. This can be detrimental if used with more than one heart container.
  • (in Repentance) If the player is using Lazarus, resurrection will occur as if the character was taken to zero hearts. Lazarus will respawn with no soul hearts, 1 less heart container, and one red heart.

Uses[ | ]

  • Since using Suicide King means death, Isaac will need to have a resurrection item to make a good use of it, such as Collectible 1up! icon1up!, the Collectible Ankh iconAnkh, the Collectible Dead Cat iconDead Cat, or being Character Lazarus iconLazarus.
    • When combined with Collectible Blank Card iconBlank Card and Collectible Dead Cat iconDead Cat, the card can be used nine times (spawning a total of 90 consumables and/or items).
  • Suicide King won't always drop a pedestal item, but often drops numerous Chests, meaning that using Suicide King on a special room or in ChestChest/Dark RoomDark Room can be useful to get good items.
  • When doing a true co-op run, the player that uses Suicide King can be revived if the other player(s) defeat the floor's boss. An ideal time to use this card would be during the fight with the floor's boss while its health is low. Activating this card right before it is defeated will spawn the pedestal items and allow you the respawn shortly afterward, provided the co-op partners finish off the boss.
    • Keep in mind that being revived in this way will only leave your character with half a red heart (or half a soul heart if they cannot acquire red hearts) so it may be ideal to let the player with the least amount of health use Suicide King to minimize the drawback.

Trivia[ | ]

  • When Suicide King causes a Game Over (i.e. is used with no revive items), a picture of the last cause of damage will appear on Isaac's last will as the cause of death.
  • The background color for the Suicide King achievement has the same color as all the Boss RushBoss Rush unlocks, suggesting that the Suicide King card was originally intended to be unlocked via completing a Boss Rush, with Character Lazarus iconLazarus.
    • This is further evidenced by the fact that Collectible Missing No. iconMissing No., Character Lazarus iconLazarus's Boss Rush unlock has a Challenge background color. This implies that the Suicide King challenge originally unlocked Missing No., or it was intended to be looked at as an error or a glitch, as Missing No. is a glitch-related item.
  • The Suicide King is the king of hearts in a standard card deck. It is called this because the character on the card is seemingly thrusting his sword into his own head.
  • The card quote reinforces the idea proposed by Reddit user Jayborino that the only way for Isaac to get out of the chest in the "real world", is to die in the game.
    • This user was praised by Edmund himself for his article being "mind blowingly accurate".