History DrivenToSuicide / AnimeAndManga

26th Jul '16 2:14:25 PM Willbyr
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* One particularly cruel version of this trope happens in ''FushigiYuugi''. [[spoiler:Chiriko, the TeenGenius of the Suzaku Seishi, is possessed by the evil priest Miboshi from the Seiryuu Seishi, and the only way to exorcise him was committing suicide [[TakingYouWithMe and killing both of them in the process]]. Chiriko did this by stabbing himself to death, despite his friends' pleas to stop.]]

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* One particularly cruel version of this trope happens in ''FushigiYuugi''.''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. [[spoiler:Chiriko, the TeenGenius of the Suzaku Seishi, is possessed by the evil priest Miboshi from the Seiryuu Seishi, and the only way to exorcise him was committing suicide [[TakingYouWithMe and killing both of them in the process]]. Chiriko did this by stabbing himself to death, despite his friends' pleas to stop.]]
17th Jul '16 2:17:03 PM GordyTepig
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* In the Crashtown Arc of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', (a DarkerAndEdgier arc of an already darker part of the franchise) Kalin planned to kill himself in the dyne mines after losing to Yusei, unable to forgive himself for his actions as a Dark Signer. (Changed in the dub, of course, where he simply wanted to be sent there as punishment.) Yusei convinced him not too after his loss caused Lotten to [[BetterTheDevilYouKnow take over the place and rule it like a tyrant.]]

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* In the Crashtown Arc of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', (a DarkerAndEdgier arc of an already darker part of the franchise) Kalin planned to kill himself in the dyne mines after losing to Yusei, unable to forgive himself for his actions as a Dark Signer. (Changed in the dub, of course, where he simply wanted to be sent there as punishment.) Yusei convinced him not too to after his loss caused Lotten to [[BetterTheDevilYouKnow take over the place and rule it like a tyrant.]]]]
* As the BittersweetEnding to one episode of''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''. [[TheMole Dennis]] is defeated by Kaito, and tells the heroes where they can find the kidnapped Ruri and Rin. Despite being offered a chance at redemption by joining the good guys, Dennis feels that he doesn't deserve to come back after his betrayal. Instead, he decides to do his final performance: jumping off the boat and carding himself.
15th Jul '16 9:44:16 AM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:Prince Fay of Valeria]] does this in TsubasaReservoirChronicle. After [[spoiler:years spent in a tower for the sin of being born, he finally breaks and declares that he wants to die]]. [[spoiler:Fei Wang Reed]] then [[ManipulativeBastard conveniently]] shows up and [[spoiler:offers to free Yuui in exchange for Fay's life]]. [[spoiler:Fay]] takes him up on this offer.

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* [[spoiler:Prince Fay of Valeria]] does this in TsubasaReservoirChronicle.''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. After [[spoiler:years spent in a tower for the sin of being born, he finally breaks and declares that he wants to die]]. [[spoiler:Fei Wang Reed]] then [[ManipulativeBastard conveniently]] shows up and [[spoiler:offers to free Yuui in exchange for Fay's life]]. [[spoiler:Fay]] takes him up on this offer.



* This is [[spoiler:Moeka's]] backstory in ''SteinsGate''; due to [[spoiler:her social phobia, she believed herself worthless and was about to jump from a building when she]] got a message from someone named "FB" recruiting Rounders (i.e., hired guns) [[spoiler: for SERN]].

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* This is [[spoiler:Moeka's]] backstory in ''SteinsGate''; ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''; due to [[spoiler:her social phobia, she believed herself worthless and was about to jump from a building when she]] got a message from someone named "FB" recruiting Rounders (i.e., hired guns) [[spoiler: for SERN]].
7th Jun '16 12:55:44 PM Willbyr
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** [[spoiler:Mitsumi]] from ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''. [[spoiler:She decides to stay inside the Team Galactic HQ even though it's collapsing, saying that she won't be haunted by her past.]] Luckily [[spoiler:Jun]] comes in and saves her.

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** [[spoiler:Mitsumi]] from ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''. [[spoiler:She decides to stay inside the Team Galactic HQ even though it's collapsing, saying that she won't be haunted by her past.]] Luckily [[spoiler:Jun]] comes in and saves her.
29th Apr '16 12:17:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* After being part of a genocidal slaughter, Roy Mustang from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' felt so guilty over the horrors he participated in that he tried to commit suicide by eating his gun right on the spot, but was stopped from pulling the trigger by his best friend Maes Hughes (his mentor, Dr. Marcoh, in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the first anime]]).

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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After being part of a genocidal slaughter, Roy Mustang from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' felt so guilty over the horrors he participated in that he tried to commit suicide by eating his gun right on the spot, but was stopped from pulling the trigger by his best friend Maes Hughes (his mentor, Dr. Marcoh, in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the first anime]]).



* Princess Serenity in the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga killed herself in a past life after the BigBad offed her fiance. She also succeeded at a MurderSuicide on a BrainwashedAndCrazy Tuxedo Mask, but was brought back to life by the other sailor soldiers who sacrificed their own lives to do it.
** In the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], Bertier tries to use all of her power to freeze herself and Mercury after two of her sisters taunt her and claim they'll take the credit regardless of if she lives or not. Subverted in that her other sister Koan (who's now a normal human) convinces her she's still loved and allows Sailor Moon to purify her and let her become human as well.
* Chika Ogiue in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' tried to throw herself off the roof of her old school [[spoiler:after her "friends" severely traumatized a boy she liked by showing him extremely graphic drawings she'd made of him]]. She survived. She ends up with the Genshiken after hurling herself out a window following a fight with the Manga Club, as well (ending up with a broken arm), and at one point has to be stopped from doing it ''again'' by Saki.
** Actually for Ogiue it's a RunningGag that she will jump out of the nearest window when she seems to be losing an argument.

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
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Princess Serenity in the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga killed herself in a past life after the BigBad offed her fiance. She also succeeded at a MurderSuicide on a BrainwashedAndCrazy Tuxedo Mask, but was brought back to life by the other sailor soldiers who sacrificed their own lives to do it.
** In the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], anime, Bertier tries to use all of her power to freeze herself and Mercury after two of her sisters taunt her and claim they'll take the credit regardless of if she lives or not. Subverted in that her other sister Koan (who's now a normal human) convinces her she's still loved and allows Sailor Moon to purify her and let her become human as well.
* Chika Ogiue in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' tried to throw herself off the roof of her old school [[spoiler:after her "friends" severely traumatized a boy she liked by showing him extremely graphic drawings she'd made of him]]. She survived. She ends up with the Genshiken after hurling herself out a window following a fight with the Manga Club, as well (ending up with a broken arm), and at one point has to be stopped from doing it ''again'' by Saki.
** Actually for Ogiue it's
Saki. It's a RunningGag that she will jump out of the nearest window when she seems to be losing an argument.



* In ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', Noboru Yoshikawa attempts suicide by jumping off the school building ''twice'' because of his unceasing torment bordering on sexual abuse at the hands of Anko Uehara. As is usually the case, Onizuka helped him through it both times.

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* In ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'':
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Noboru Yoshikawa attempts suicide by jumping off the school building ''twice'' because of his unceasing torment bordering on sexual abuse at the hands of Anko Uehara. As is usually the case, Onizuka helped him through it both times.



** '''LET'S SEE YA GRIT! THOSE! TEETH!'''



* ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'': in the manga, those who kill themselves become {{Shinigami}}. There is some debate as to whether this is a a punishment or [[OurAngelsAreDifferent not]].

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* ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'': in ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'':
** In
the manga, those who kill themselves become {{Shinigami}}. There is some debate as to whether this is a a punishment or [[OurAngelsAreDifferent not]].



* [[spoiler:Misa Amane]] from ''Manga/DeathNote'' dies one year after [[spoiler:Light's]] death, jumping off a rooftop. However, [[spoiler:in the anime it is implied she did the same... when he was dying]].

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
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[[spoiler:Misa Amane]] from ''Manga/DeathNote'' Amane]]) dies one year after [[spoiler:Light's]] death, death by jumping off a rooftop. However, [[spoiler:in the anime it is implied she did the same... when he was dying]].



** Averted with [[spoiler:Naomi Misora and Kiyomi Takada]], who commit suicide, but not by choice: they are [[PsychicAssistedSuicide forced into suicide by Light's use of the Death Note]].

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** Averted Subverted with [[spoiler:Naomi Misora and Kiyomi Takada]], who commit suicide, but not by choice: they are [[PsychicAssistedSuicide forced into suicide by Light's use of the Death Note]].



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[spoiler:Kakashi Hatake's father, Sakumo Hatake,]] deserves mentioning. He and his team were sent on an important mission for Konoha. When his comrades were in danger, Sakumo chose to abandon the mission and save them. The mission's failure was a big blow to the village, and consequently everyone came to hate Sakumo, even the ninjas he saved. Sakumo fell into a deep depression, soon dropping training and his skills altogether before he committed suicide.
** The anime filler suggests his son Kakashi was suicidal himself, both as a child and later in his life before he got team 7, with Kurenai saying he fought like he 'was eager to die', not to mention 13 year old Kakashi walking around with a book titled 'How a shinobi should die'. Given his family history, this is some scary stuff. Fortunately getting team 7 did him a whole world of good.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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[[spoiler:Kakashi Hatake's father, Sakumo Hatake,]] deserves mentioning. He and his team were sent on an important mission for Konoha. When his comrades were in danger, Sakumo chose to abandon the mission and save them. The mission's failure was a big blow to the village, and consequently everyone came to hate Sakumo, even the ninjas he saved. Sakumo fell into a deep depression, soon dropping training and his skills altogether before he committed suicide.
** The anime filler suggests his son Kakashi [[spoiler:Kakashi]] was suicidal himself, both as a child and later in his life before he got team 7, [[spoiler:team 7]], with Kurenai saying he fought like he 'was eager to die', not to mention 13 year old Kakashi [[spoiler:Kakashi]] walking around with a book titled 'How a shinobi should die'. Given his family history, this is some scary stuff. Fortunately getting team 7 [[spoiler:team 7]] did him a whole world of good.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}},'' of all things, has this.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}},'' of all things, has this.this:



* Happens twice in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', however unsuccessfully. In the first, Casca, feeling that she has failed Griffith and the Hawks, tries to throw herself off a cliff, only for Guts to pull her back at the last minute.

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* Happens twice in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', however unsuccessfully. unsuccessfully:
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In the first, Casca, feeling that she has failed Griffith and the Hawks, tries to throw herself off a cliff, only for Guts to pull her back at the last minute.



* This is the plot of the first story in ''Manga/ConfidentialConfessions''. Two high school girls befriend each other due to their shared desire to die. One is bullied by girls, another has an abusive (and no absent) father. [[spoiler:[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname "Asparagus"]] does end up committing suicide in the end]]

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* This is the plot of the first story in ''Manga/ConfidentialConfessions''. Two high school girls befriend each other due to their shared desire to die. One is bullied by girls, another has an abusive (and no absent) father. [[spoiler:[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname "Asparagus"]] does end up committing suicide in the end]]



** The protagonist Shouya was going to kill himself after making amends with the girl he bullied in elementary. He eventually decides not to and his mother gives him a good calling out when she realizes his plans.
** [[spoiler:Shouko]] is revealed to have been suicidal [[spoiler:due to Shouya's bullying.]] Years later she attempts suicide after a festival [[spoiler:however Shouya saves her. He ends up falling into a body of water and ends up in a coma.]]

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** The protagonist Shouya was going to kill himself after making amends with the girl he bullied in elementary. He eventually decides not to and his mother gives him a [[WhatTheHellHero good calling out out]] when she realizes his plans.
** [[spoiler:Shouko]] is revealed to have been suicidal [[spoiler:due to Shouya's precious bullying.]] Years later she attempts suicide after a festival [[spoiler:however Shouya saves her. He ends up falling into a body of water and ends up in a coma.]]
16th Apr '16 9:57:52 AM Berrenta
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** On their way to Taiitsu-kun's place, Miaka is trapped in a mirror and the "Mirror World Miaka" takes her place. The other Miaka admits all of her inner-kept feelings and thoughts, taunts Miaka and ends up torturing Tamahome and Hotohori. Miaka quickly figures out that the only way to get rid of the other Miaka is to commit suicide, and she stabs herself in the chest with a plate shard. [[ItGotBetter She got better]].

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** On their way to Taiitsu-kun's place, Miaka is trapped in a mirror and the "Mirror World Miaka" takes her place. The other Miaka admits all of her inner-kept feelings and thoughts, taunts Miaka and ends up torturing Tamahome and Hotohori. Miaka quickly figures out that the only way to get rid of the other Miaka is to commit suicide, and she stabs herself in the chest with a plate shard. [[ItGotBetter She got better]].better.
8th Apr '16 12:27:18 PM Monolaf317
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[[quoteright:350:[[Manga/PoisonBerryInMyBrain http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/12536bb66462de17f0f24144a0c99992.jpeg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[GhostInTheMachine The process of suicide from the brain's POV.]]]]



* In ''Manga/{{ReLIFE}}'' this is revealed to be why [[spoiler: Kaizaki left his job. His senpai killed herself after being treated horribly by the rest of the company.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{ReLIFE}}'' this is revealed to be why [[spoiler: Kaizaki left his job. His senpai killed herself after being treated horribly by the rest of the company.]]]]
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23rd Mar '16 10:23:31 AM Willbyr
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* In the Romantic Trilogy SuperRobot series (''Anime/CombattlerV'', ''Anime/VoltesV'' and ''{{Anime/Daimos}}''), all the [[TheDragon dragons]] in their respective series chose to end their lives; [[Anime/CombattlerV one]] of them for not having any more reason to live and the only option left is to die in an obviously unwinnable battle as the ProudWarriorRaceGuy that he is; and the [[VoltesV other]] [[{{Anime/Daimos}} two]] for deciding that they have given the people around them too much grief and suffering to even have a right to continue living.

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* In the Romantic Trilogy SuperRobot series (''Anime/CombattlerV'', ''Anime/VoltesV'' and ''{{Anime/Daimos}}''), all the [[TheDragon dragons]] in their respective series chose to end their lives; [[Anime/CombattlerV one]] of them for not having any more reason to live and the only option left is to die in an obviously unwinnable battle as the ProudWarriorRaceGuy that he is; and the [[VoltesV [[Anime/VoltesV other]] [[{{Anime/Daimos}} two]] for deciding that they have given the people around them too much grief and suffering to even have a right to continue living.
23rd Mar '16 10:13:55 AM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler: Kotaroh]] of ''Manga/PitaTen'' does so rather than lose [[spoiler: Misha when she is forced to return to heaven.]]

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* [[spoiler: Kotaroh]] [[spoiler:Kotaroh]] of ''Manga/PitaTen'' does so rather than lose [[spoiler: Misha when she is forced to return to heaven.]]



* In ''DGrayman'', [[spoiler: main protagonist Allen Walker attempts to slit his own throat in order to stop his Innocence from harming someone who was having an AndThenJohnWasAZombie moment.]] While the attempt was quickly interrupted, [[spoiler:it gives a whole new grim meaning to Allen's earlier promise that he would stop [[EnemyWithin The 14th]] if he attacked the Order.]]

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* In ''DGrayman'', ''Anime/DGrayman'', [[spoiler: main protagonist Allen Walker attempts to slit his own throat in order to stop his Innocence from harming someone who was having an AndThenJohnWasAZombie moment.]] While the attempt was quickly interrupted, [[spoiler:it gives a whole new grim meaning to Allen's earlier promise that he would stop [[EnemyWithin The 14th]] if he attacked the Order.]]



* In the Romantic Trilogy SuperRobot series (''Anime/CombattlerV'', ''VoltesV'' and ''{{Anime/Daimos}}''), all the [[TheDragon dragons]] in their respective series chose to end their lives; [[Anime/CombattlerV one]] of them for not having any more reason to live and the only option left is to die in an obviously unwinnable battle as the ProudWarriorRaceGuy that he is; and the [[VoltesV other]] [[{{Anime/Daimos}} two]] for deciding that they have given the people around them too much grief and suffering to even have a right to continue living.

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* In the Romantic Trilogy SuperRobot series (''Anime/CombattlerV'', ''VoltesV'' ''Anime/VoltesV'' and ''{{Anime/Daimos}}''), all the [[TheDragon dragons]] in their respective series chose to end their lives; [[Anime/CombattlerV one]] of them for not having any more reason to live and the only option left is to die in an obviously unwinnable battle as the ProudWarriorRaceGuy that he is; and the [[VoltesV other]] [[{{Anime/Daimos}} two]] for deciding that they have given the people around them too much grief and suffering to even have a right to continue living.
19th Mar '16 9:28:21 AM Tron80
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* [[spoiler:One, possibly two of the Children]] in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' attempt suicide, though the suicide is implied rather than explicitly shown. [[spoiler:Asuka]] is found naked and barely conscious in a bathtub with what may be slit wrists, and [[spoiler:Shinji]] is shown at the beginning of ''End of Evangelion'' clearly dampened from an attempted drowning.
** Naoko Akagi dies of a fall from the top of the MAGI superstructure. While it's ambiguous in the anime, in the manga version, it's strongly implied that she threw herself off the tower after learning [[spoiler:that Gendo was sleeping with her so he could use her for her genius, which led her to [[ShootTheMessenger kill the first Rei]].]]

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* [[spoiler:One, possibly two of the Children]] in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** It's implied that [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka]]
attempt suicide, though the suicide is implied rather than explicitly shown. [[spoiler:Asuka]] is found naked and barely conscious in a bathtub with what may be slit wrists, and [[spoiler:Shinji]] is shown at the beginning of ''End of Evangelion'' clearly dampened from an attempted drowning.
drowning.
** Naoko Akagi [[spoiler:Naoko Akagi]] dies of a fall from the top of the MAGI superstructure. While it's ambiguous in the anime, in the manga version, it's It's strongly implied that she [[spoiler:she threw herself off the tower bridge after learning [[spoiler:that that Gendo was sleeping with didn't love her so he could use her for her genius, which led her to [[ShootTheMessenger kill the first Rei]].and murdering Rei.]]
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