History DrivenToSuicide / ComicBooks

4th Jul '17 11:52:12 AM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/CleanRoom'' is full of them. Chloe's fiance Philip [[GoMadFromTheRevelation loses his mind]] and goes this route before the series opens. Chloe, distraught by his loss, attempts the same in the opening pages. It's apparently pretty common within the Mueller organization due to their ongoing conflict with the demons.
1st Apr '17 4:38:52 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Possibly the biggest example of an AssholeVictim on this list (if suicide can be compared to self-murder) is [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Sam]] [[CorruptPolitician Lane]], as in, [[ArchnemesisDad Lois' father]]. Lex Luthor's Secretary of Defense (and pretty much TheDragon to Luthor when the latter was President) he killed himself rather than face a war crime tribunal after Lex was ousted. ''Nobody'' cared in-universe or out, as said crimes had led to the destruction of New Krypton and the murder of its 100,000 innocents, including Supergirl's mother.
15th Sep '16 3:31:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'', the Vision sent a psychic broadcast around the world that was so nightmarish that it caused mass-suicides around the world. The broadcast turned out to be a recording of what the EldritchAbomination [[ComicBook/{{Galactus}} Gah Lak Tus]] had done to previous worlds before coming to Earth, in hopes of warning the population.

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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'', the Vision sent a psychic broadcast around the world that was so nightmarish that it caused mass-suicides around the world. The broadcast turned out to be a recording of what the EldritchAbomination [[ComicBook/{{Galactus}} Gah Lak Tus]] had done to previous worlds before coming to Earth, in hopes of warning the population.population.
* ''ComicBook/TheTenSeconders'': After the recently empowered Malloy brings Kane's dead family back to life because he thought it would make him happy, it turns out they CameBackWrong and are just mindless bodies. Kane is so distraught by this realization that they're gone for good that he shoots himself to rejoin them. Then Malloy immediately brings Kane back to live as a mindless simpleton himself.
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24th Jun '16 11:30:51 AM Doug86
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* In the Teen Titans spinoff ''ComicBook/Vigilante'', after the deaths of several friends attempting to take up his mantle during a period of retirement and being unmasked on live TV lead to him becoming more angry, violent, paranoid and obsessed with dispensing justice not caring if he murders even innocent cops who get in his way, Adrian Chase (the title character) reaches this point by the end of the series. [[spoiler:He succeeds as the final issue ends with Adrian shooting himself in his apartment.]]

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* In the Teen Titans spinoff ''ComicBook/Vigilante'', ''ComicBook/{{Vigilante}}'', after the deaths of several friends attempting to take up his mantle during a period of retirement and being unmasked on live TV lead to him becoming more angry, violent, paranoid and obsessed with dispensing justice not caring if he murders even innocent cops who get in his way, Adrian Chase (the title character) reaches this point by the end of the series. [[spoiler:He succeeds as the final issue ends with Adrian shooting himself in his apartment.]]
24th Jun '16 11:30:12 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'':

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** Years later, Mysterio would kill himself the same way after his plan to drive ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} insane and do this to himself failed and Daredevil gave him a very painful TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Even worse? Mysterio was already dying and the only reason he went after Daredevil was because he didn't want to deal with the Spider-Man that was active at the time (implied to be the clone Ben Reily).

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** Years later, Mysterio would kill himself the same way after his plan to drive ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} insane and do this to himself failed and Daredevil gave him a very painful TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Even worse? Mysterio was already dying and the only reason he went after Daredevil was because he didn't want to deal with the Spider-Man that was active at the time (implied to be the clone Ben Reily).Reilly).



* In ''ComicBook/TheIntimates'', Dead Kid Fred attempts suicide out of depression and disgust at being a zombie. Punchy, who stumbled upon his LiveJournal and saw the warning signs, rushed to stop him, but it was later revealed that he [[spoiler:wished he had been too late. Because then he would be a hero. That and he felt his "origin" wasn't up to snuff; his sister getting killed wasn't enough, he needed another tragedy to make him more credible as a super]]hero.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheIntimates'', Dead Kid Fred attempts suicide out of depression and disgust at being a zombie. Punchy, who stumbled upon his LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal and saw the warning signs, rushed to stop him, but it was later revealed that he [[spoiler:wished he had been too late. Because then he would be a hero. That and he felt his "origin" wasn't up to snuff; his sister getting killed wasn't enough, he needed another tragedy to make him more credible as a super]]hero.



* In the Teen Titans spinoff ''Vigilante'', after the deaths of several friends attempting to take up his mantle during a period of retirement and being unmasked on live TV lead to him becoming more angry, violent, paranoid and obsessed with dispensing justice not caring if he murders even innocent cops who get in his way, Adrian Chase (the title character) reaches this point by the end of the series. [[spoiler:He succeeds as the final issue ends with Adrian shooting himself in his apartment.]]

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* In the Teen Titans spinoff ''Vigilante'', ''ComicBook/Vigilante'', after the deaths of several friends attempting to take up his mantle during a period of retirement and being unmasked on live TV lead to him becoming more angry, violent, paranoid and obsessed with dispensing justice not caring if he murders even innocent cops who get in his way, Adrian Chase (the title character) reaches this point by the end of the series. [[spoiler:He succeeds as the final issue ends with Adrian shooting himself in his apartment.]]



** ... except for an infamous series of MickeyMouse comic strips (the idea for which was suggested by Walt himself!) in which Mickey attempts suicide several times after being dumped by Minnie (only to have each attempt comedically foiled). These strips are among ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20236_6-insane-disney-comics-you-wont-believe-are-real.html 6 Insane Disney Comics You Won't Believe Are Real]]

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** ... except for an infamous series of MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse comic strips (the idea for which was suggested by Walt himself!) in which Mickey attempts suicide several times after being dumped by Minnie (only to have each attempt comedically foiled). These strips are among ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20236_6-insane-disney-comics-you-wont-believe-are-real.html 6 Insane Disney Comics You Won't Believe Are Real]]



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* Several characters in "ComicBook/TheWalkingDead", including [[spoiler: Hershel Greene, Maggie Greene, Chris, Julie, Douglas, and Carol]]. [[spoiler: Carol is the only one to go through with it unassisted.]]

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* Several characters in "ComicBook/TheWalkingDead", ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'', including [[spoiler: Hershel Greene, Maggie Greene, Chris, Julie, Douglas, and Carol]]. [[spoiler: Carol is the only one to go through with it unassisted.]]



* After his episode of clinical depression at the end of ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'', it was fairly obvious throughout the start of YoungAvengers Volume 2 that Wiccan wasn't 100% okay. In issue 5, however, having had Loki trick him into giving him his magic, Billy takes Loki's words to heart and decides to kill himself in order to reverse everything that he'd done thus far, his internal monologue making it clear that he has no self-esteem and an overwhelming sense of guilt. [[spoiler: Loki has a change of heart and [[InterruptedSuicide saves him just in time]], and Billy decides to don a new hero costume and deal with the problem through other means.]]

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* After his episode of clinical depression at the end of ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'', it was fairly obvious throughout the start of YoungAvengers ComicBook/YoungAvengers Volume 2 that Wiccan wasn't 100% okay. In issue 5, however, having had Loki trick him into giving him his magic, Billy takes Loki's words to heart and decides to kill himself in order to reverse everything that he'd done thus far, his internal monologue making it clear that he has no self-esteem and an overwhelming sense of guilt. [[spoiler: Loki has a change of heart and [[InterruptedSuicide saves him just in time]], and Billy decides to don a new hero costume and deal with the problem through other means.]]



* In one early series of strips, {{Garfield}} actually tried to do himself in by sticking his head in the oven because Jon was going to have him declawed. (Fortunately for him, it was an electric stove.)
* In [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2015/03/24 this]] ''{{Peanuts}}'' strip (of all places), Linus tries to catch pneumonia on purpose when he's convinced Ms. Othmar doesn't like him anymore. Lucky for him, he really doesn't like having to get wet to do so.
* In ''UltimateMarvel'', the Vision sent a psychic broadcast around the world that was so nightmarish that it caused mass-suicides around the world. The broadcast turned out to be a recording of what the EldritchAbomination [[ComicBook/{{Galactus}} Gah Lak Tus]] had done to previous worlds before coming to Earth, in hopes of warning the population.

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* In one early series of strips, {{Garfield}} ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} actually tried to do himself in by sticking his head in the oven because Jon was going to have him declawed. (Fortunately for him, it was an electric stove.)
* In [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2015/03/24 this]] ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip (of all places), Linus tries to catch pneumonia on purpose when he's convinced Ms. Othmar doesn't like him anymore. Lucky for him, he really doesn't like having to get wet to do so.
* In ''UltimateMarvel'', ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'', the Vision sent a psychic broadcast around the world that was so nightmarish that it caused mass-suicides around the world. The broadcast turned out to be a recording of what the EldritchAbomination [[ComicBook/{{Galactus}} Gah Lak Tus]] had done to previous worlds before coming to Earth, in hopes of warning the population.
14th Jun '16 8:45:07 AM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' John Stewart nearly killed himself after being unable to stop the destruction of an inhabited planet (partly due to his own overconfidence). ComicBook/MartianManhunter used reverse psychology to talk him out of it.

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John Stewart nearly killed himself after being unable to stop the destruction of an inhabited planet (partly due to his own overconfidence). ComicBook/MartianManhunter used reverse psychology to talk him out of it.



** The newest series of ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'' begins with Rictor standing on the ledge of a building, ready to jump, because he can't cope with the loss of of powers. [[spoiler: He actually ends up getting pushed off by a dupe of Jamie Madrox's, but gets caught before he goes splat.]]

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** The newest series of ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'' ''Comicbook/XFactor'' begins with Rictor standing on the ledge of a building, ready to jump, because he can't cope with the loss of of powers. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He actually ends up getting pushed off by a dupe of Jamie Madrox's, but gets caught before he goes splat.]]
27th May '16 2:15:17 PM Doug86
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4th May '16 6:35:18 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Bolivar Trask was the misguided WellIntentionedExtremist who first invented the Sentinels. The first time they malfunctioned, he had a serious HeelRealization and sacrificed himself to destroy Master Mold. (A SenselessSacrifice, it turned out.) Sadly for the poor guy, he was resurrected by the Purifiers through use of a Technarch to be part of a team of the world's foremost mutant killers. After being [[DamnedByAFoolsPriase given credit for the highest record of mutant kills]] due to his creations, 16,521,618, the regret he felt was only amplified, and he killed himself after escaping Bastion's mental control.

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** Bolivar Trask was the misguided WellIntentionedExtremist who first invented the Sentinels. The first time they malfunctioned, he had a serious HeelRealization and sacrificed himself to destroy Master Mold. (A SenselessSacrifice, it turned out.) Sadly for the poor guy, he was resurrected by the Purifiers through use of a Technarch to be part of a team of the world's foremost mutant killers. After being [[DamnedByAFoolsPriase [[DamnedByAFoolsPraise given credit for the highest record of mutant kills]] due to his creations, 16,521,618, the regret he felt was only amplified, and he killed himself after escaping Bastion's mental control.
4th May '16 6:34:11 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The newest series of ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'' begins with Rictor standing on the ledge of a building, ready to jump, because he can't cope with the loss of of powers. [[spoiler: He actually ends up getting pushed off by a dupe of Jamie Madrox's, but gets caught before he goes splat.]]

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The newest series of ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'' begins with Rictor standing on the ledge of a building, ready to jump, because he can't cope with the loss of of powers. [[spoiler: He actually ends up getting pushed off by a dupe of Jamie Madrox's, but gets caught before he goes splat.]]


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** Bolivar Trask was the misguided WellIntentionedExtremist who first invented the Sentinels. The first time they malfunctioned, he had a serious HeelRealization and sacrificed himself to destroy Master Mold. (A SenselessSacrifice, it turned out.) Sadly for the poor guy, he was resurrected by the Purifiers through use of a Technarch to be part of a team of the world's foremost mutant killers. After being [[DamnedByAFoolsPriase given credit for the highest record of mutant kills]] due to his creations, 16,521,618, the regret he felt was only amplified, and he killed himself after escaping Bastion's mental control.
27th Jan '16 12:34:17 AM jormis29
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* Susan Smith of ''ComicBook/FunkyWinkerbean'' attempted suicide when she realized that the teacher she had a crush on loved someone else. She's probably contemplating it again. Also had another character commit suicide when he realized he wouldn't make valedictorian. What is it with Batuik wanting smart people to kill themselves?

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* Susan Smith of ''ComicBook/FunkyWinkerbean'' ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'' attempted suicide when she realized that the teacher she had a crush on loved someone else. She's probably contemplating it again. Also had another character commit suicide when he realized he wouldn't make valedictorian. What is it with Batuik wanting smart people to kill themselves?
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