History DrivenToSuicide / Literature

23rd Sep '17 9:22:48 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): After a long succession of absolutely everything in Kaladin's life going wrong, from his brother dying, to his squad being slaughtered, to being made a slave and tossed into the worst job imaginable, Kaladin finally decides to go to "Honor Chasm" and jump. Syl manages to stop him at the last second by [[ItMakesSenseInContext bringing him poison]].

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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'':
** ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'':
After a long succession of absolutely everything in Kaladin's life going wrong, from his brother dying, to his squad being slaughtered, to being made a slave and tossed into the worst job imaginable, Kaladin finally decides to go to "Honor Chasm" and jump. Syl manages to stop him at the last second by [[ItMakesSenseInContext bringing him poison]].poison]].
** ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'': Shallan and Kaladin finally connect when she describes his depression perfectly, in a way that makes him realize [[NotSoDifferent she must have experienced it herself]]. We don't get a scene of Shallan actually considering the act, but one of the things she mentions is being so depressed you can't even work up the willpower to kill yourself.
** Seems Radiants in general suffer from this, due to every single one of them being a BrokenAce. Teft even explains that part of their first Ideal ("Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination") is about not risking your life unnecessarily. So yes, there are ten entire orders of holy knights who are so depressed that they need "don't commit suicide" as an ironclad rule.
8th Sep '17 12:19:37 AM PaulA
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* Happens to quite a few of Creator/HPLovecraft's characters after surviving some form of [[CosmicHorrorStory Cosmic Horror]] or another. The narrator of ''Dagon'' is one example, as is the protagonist's uncle in ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' after learning of the family's monstrous heritage.

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* Happens to quite a few of Creator/HPLovecraft's characters after surviving some form of [[CosmicHorrorStory Cosmic Horror]] or another. another.
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The narrator of ''Dagon'' is one example, as is the ''Literature/{{Dagon}}''.
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protagonist's uncle in ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' after learning of the family's monstrous heritage.
9th Aug '17 11:27:23 PM PaulA
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* [[spoiler:Billy Bibbit]] in ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', thanks to a manipulative Nurse Ratched threatening him and bringing him back to reality.

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* [[spoiler:Billy Bibbit]] in ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', thanks to a manipulative Nurse Ratched threatening him and bringing him back to reality.
21st Jun '17 1:00:49 PM Rotpar
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* In ''Literature/TheBadPlace'', Clint Karaghiosis kills himself after the teleporting, blood-drinking murderer Candy Pollard murders his wife Felina by drinking her blood. Candy watches him from the hallway, stunned and confused because he can't understand why a man would kill himself over a woman.
17th Jun '17 4:24:33 PM Kakai
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** When chatting with Khiruev, Jedao mentions that one of his siblings committed suicide on the anniversary of Hellspin Massacre.
3rd Jun '17 7:04:05 AM SilentStranger
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* ''TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' ends with Hyde comitting suicide by poison after he's cornered by the protagonist and knowing he will be tried and executed for murder, and having no way of transforming back into Dr Jekyll due to running out of a vital ingredient for his potion (which had begun to lose it's effect to the point where Jekyll had transformed into Hyde without taking it at all). This of course also effectively kills Dr Jekyll as well.
3rd Jun '17 7:00:48 AM SilentStranger
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** Basically ''all'' the characters in ''N'' are driven to suicide eventually, in a last-ditch attempt at keeping the dimensional door sealed, hoping that without themselves there to be aware of it, there's no risk of them failing to perform the OCD-esque rituals they've all become obssesed with and belive will keep it sealed (the story revolves around a stone ring in a field in Maine that functions as a SealedEvilInACan) though it's never revealed wether or not it actually IS a doorway, or if the ring is just some sort of memetic virus that infects anyone who sees it. When the stone ring is the subject of a news article after a psychologist becomes the latest victim, the journalist eventually develops OCD too and returns to the ring, only to find [[OhCrap 12 other people there]], wanting to "check it out". He promptly shoots all of them, and then himself.



* In ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'', after Cheryl Taggart realizes that her husband is evil and willing to destroy anything she would achieve for her own interest, and that the world is ruled by people just like him, she races to throw herself into a river.

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* In ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'', after Cheryl Taggart realizes that her husband is evil and willing to destroy anything she would achieve for her own interest, and that the world is ruled by people just like him, she races to throw herself into a river. It's not exactly a subtle book.
22nd May '17 3:27:04 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): After a long succession of absolutely everything in Kaladin's life going wrong, from his brother dying, to his squad being slaughtered, to being made a slave and tossed into the worst job imaginable, Kaladin finally decides to go to "Honor Chasm" and jump. Syl manages to stop him at the last second by [[ItMakesSenseInContext bringing him poison]].

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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (second (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): After a long succession of absolutely everything in Kaladin's life going wrong, from his brother dying, to his squad being slaughtered, to being made a slave and tossed into the worst job imaginable, Kaladin finally decides to go to "Honor Chasm" and jump. Syl manages to stop him at the last second by [[ItMakesSenseInContext bringing him poison]].
14th May '17 7:40:07 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'':
** Back when Jedao was alive, he was raped by his superior, and would've committed suicide shortly afterwards if it wasn't for his friend finding him and dragging him out to spend some time with people. Hundreds of years later, he's still suicidal, though he has far more reasons for it and is unable to kill himself due to his undead nature.
** Connected to be above, the EmotionBomb caused by the calendric rot makes Cheris suicidal until Jedao talks her out of it, because it makes some of his thoughts and emotions bleed through to her.
29th Apr '17 1:26:34 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Borall, after hearing that Elelar's appeal is going to be heard in Valda, kills himself knowing it will be revealed how much information Elalar got from him unwittingly.
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