The aristocrat selects the clone flare and 6 other artefacts including the keeper. He the proceeds to finder every good card from everyone else and plague them to oblivion.
Ouch! I didn't use flares a lot during the Eon days, so I never really saw this play, but... ouch!
In FFG rules, however, you can only use a particular Flare once per turn, so it won't be that bad.