| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
|Who's dealing out trouble?|
|Author(s)||Diana G. Gallagher|
|Publication date||December 2000|
|Published by||Pocket Books|
Joyce Summers is running a local art show for people from around the United States. A girl named Justine shows up the first day to sign in and Xander is immediately attracted to her. She offers to do a Tarot reading for him which he agrees to. Once Xander has touched her magickal deck he comes under her control and has no will of his own. Justine is building a powerful deck of Tarot cards which will allow her to control the fate of the world with the help of the goddess Kali, who, in return, wants ultimate peace on Earth. Only Justine doesn't realize what ultimate peace is and she's come to Sunnydale to collect the last four people she needs to complete her deck of cards. Once her deck has been completed the four people remaining needed for the deck will die like the other eighteen she's used to make the deck. Buffy must figure out how her friends are being controlled and find a way to fight herself out of the power of Justine's Tarot cards.
- Buffy Summers
- Willow Rosenberg
- Xander Harris
- Rupert Giles
- Cordelia Chase
- Joyce Summers
- Anya Jenkins
- Justine Camille
- Rob Chambers
Behind the Scenes Edit
- The idea that ultimate peace is the destruction of the world would later ambiguously be used in "Shiny Happy People", et al.
- Setting: Season 3.
- German: "Die Karten des Todes" (The Cards of Death)