History DrivenToSuicide / LiveActionTV

9th Jun '16 12:54:11 AM PaulA
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* ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'', set in German-occupied territory during World War II, had multiple characters driven to end it all.
** The German pilot in "Steel Hand From the Sea", who has come to doubt both the usefulness of his past actions and Germany's chances against the British air force. Kluge suggests that he has become a DeathSeeker and recommends that, if so, he should commit suicide properly because seeking death by British airman would be unfair on the rest of the crew of his plane. Near the end of the episode he is shown contemplating Kluge's advice, but events intervene before he comes to a decision whether to take the plunge.
** In "V for Victory", an islander is presented with a choice: he will be sent to a labor camp on the mainland unless he gives up a friend who has been leaving subversive messages around town (which will get the friend the death penalty). These, the Germans tell him, are his only two options. Rather than accept either, he commits suicide.
** At the end of "Call of the Dead", Clare Martel attempts SuicideBySea, haunted by the actions she has had to take to survive. She lives, but goes off to convalesce in a convent and disappears from the series.
2nd Jun '16 3:43:13 PM Eagal
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* In ''Series/{{Powers}}'' [[spoiler: Krispin]] apparently kills himself at the end of season 2's first episode.
21st May '16 9:43:17 AM JamesAustin
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** PlayedForLaughs again with Spike in Season 9 after Faith and Giles' spinster aunts knock Spike back, Faith wants a shag but DanielCraig, not him, and he's called boring. He contemplates a stake because it's quick and sunlight because 'going out in flames' seems like an apt metaphor.

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** PlayedForLaughs again with Spike in Season 9 after Faith and Giles' spinster aunts knock Spike back, Faith wants a shag but DanielCraig, Creator/DanielCraig, not him, and he's called boring. He contemplates a stake because it's quick and sunlight because 'going out in flames' seems like an apt metaphor.
8th Mar '16 9:41:00 PM Pichu-kun
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** [[spoiler:Mr. Freeze]] decides to kill himself [[spoiler:after Nora's death]].

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** [[spoiler:Mr. Freeze]] decides to kill himself [[spoiler:after Nora's death]]. He fails [[spoiler:due to his body having grown resistant of the cold]].
8th Mar '16 9:31:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'':
** [[spoiler:Mr Freeze's dying wife Nora]] kills herself by switching the cartridges on his gun. When he shot the gun [[spoiler:intending to preserve her body until she can be cured]] he inadvertently killed his wife [[spoiler:as the cartridge included the faulty formula which caused the bodies to melt.]]
** [[spoiler:Mr. Freeze]] decides to kill himself [[spoiler:after Nora's death]].
7th Jan '16 2:29:49 AM shamblingdead2
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** In Season 4, [[spoiler: Christine Hill, who was the Trinity Killer's daughter, kills herself when Arthur rejects her and Debra won't accept her apology for killing Lundy.]]
12th Nov '15 3:06:31 PM Bladez636
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* ''Series/StarFleet'': In the twelfth episode [[spoiler:Captain Carter]], after being freed from Imperial Alliance control, cannot live with the evils deeds that he was forced to do against his allies. He is driven to SuicideByCop, [[spoiler:by firing at Shiro, giving him no choice but to shoot back at his mentor. He dies in Shiro's arms. ]]
** Another example in the twenty-second episode, when [[spoiler:Captain Orion]] is mortally wounded by a falling beam, and is determined to die a warriors death. He steals a drone craft and goes on a suicide mission against X-Bomber. [[spoiler:After a lengthy attack on X-Bomber, Orion's drone craft is shot down. Orion purposely drives the drone craft into X-Bombers side, proclaiming "Long Live the Imperial Alliance!". He fails to destroy the ship outright, but does significantly damage it.]]
9th Oct '15 3:22:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Frank tries to hang himself more than once in the ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "The Great Recession."

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* Frank tries to hang himself more than once in the ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "The Great Recession."



* On ''{{Wiseguy}}'', crime boss [[spoiler: Sonny Steelgrave]] chooses this over the imminent humiliation of arrest, prosecution, and lethal injection. His nervy exit-scene actually rates as an Expiring Moment of Awesome.

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* On ''{{Wiseguy}}'', ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}'', crime boss [[spoiler: Sonny Steelgrave]] chooses this over the imminent humiliation of arrest, prosecution, and lethal injection. His nervy exit-scene actually rates as an Expiring Moment of Awesome.



* In the ''{{Terriers}}'' episode "Change Partners" a masochistic banker who forces his wife to [[spoiler: indulge his cuckolding fantasies]] by having affairs is DrivenToSuicide when he [[spoiler: realizes that his actions are hurting her]]. His suicide note reads [[spoiler: "I only meant to hurt myself."]]
* In ''Terminator:TheSarahConnorChronicles'' John, Derek, Riley, and ''[[RobotGirl Cameron]]'' all appear to contemplate or attempt suicide. [[spoiler: Cameron, on the other hand, prevents John from stopping a teenage girl from killing herself, since it would draw attention to him and get their pursuers on their tail.]]

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* In the ''{{Terriers}}'' ''Series/{{Terriers}}'' episode "Change Partners" a masochistic banker who forces his wife to [[spoiler: indulge his cuckolding fantasies]] by having affairs is DrivenToSuicide when he [[spoiler: realizes that his actions are hurting her]]. His suicide note reads [[spoiler: "I only meant to hurt myself."]]
* In ''Terminator:TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' John, Derek, Riley, and ''[[RobotGirl Cameron]]'' all appear to contemplate or attempt suicide. [[spoiler: Cameron, on the other hand, prevents John from stopping a teenage girl from killing herself, since it would draw attention to him and get their pursuers on their tail.]]



* PlayedForLaughs during the Pirate episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'', where several ship crew members do this for having to endure the (supposedly long) singing from the dreadful pirate, Ruvio the Cruel. Apparently ship wayfarers consider musical-version performances to be torture...
* Even ''SesameStreet'' had this in an animated short called "King Minus". If he touches anything at all, it is immediately annihilated. [[spoiler:This includes the DamselInDistress he meant to save. He can't live with himself after that.]]

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* PlayedForLaughs during the Pirate episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', where several ship crew members do this for having to endure the (supposedly long) singing from the dreadful pirate, Ruvio the Cruel. Apparently ship wayfarers consider musical-version performances to be torture...
* Even ''SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' had this in an animated short called "King Minus". If he touches anything at all, it is immediately annihilated. [[spoiler:This includes the DamselInDistress he meant to save. He can't live with himself after that.]]



* On an episode of ''{{Emergency}}'' Gage and [=DeSoto=] are are called by a woman whose roommate has taken a bottle of barbiturates. When they arrive, the woman is conscious, and refuses treatment. The roommates begs them to do something, but they tell her as long as the woman is conscious and refusing treatment, they can't intervene. Once she passes out, they can try to revive her, but by then, it may be too late. While the woman is still conscious, she explains to them why she's been driven to suicide by all the horrible things in her life, none of which are very bad, just to make the point to the audience that suicide is a bad choice. Gage and [=DeSoto=] had their equipment ready, in the woman's room, watching her become less and less alert until she passes out on her bed. Then they give her oxygen and drugs to counter-act the barbiturates, and rush her to the hospital, but she dies anyway. There's a not-so-subtle PSA regarding the right of a conscious person to refuse treatment. It was a concern a lot of people had with the new profession of paramedic. There was also a sub-textual PSA that went something like "Don't say 'No' to a paramedic!"
* In the Spanish series ''ElInternado'', [[spoiler:Fernando]] tries to [[BathSuicide kill himself]], so that [[spoiler:Amelia doesn't have to work for Camilo and Noiret to keep him alive anymore]]. He succeeds on his second attempt, [[spoiler:driving a car off a cliff]].

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* On an episode of ''{{Emergency}}'' ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' Gage and [=DeSoto=] are are called by a woman whose roommate has taken a bottle of barbiturates. When they arrive, the woman is conscious, and refuses treatment. The roommates begs them to do something, but they tell her as long as the woman is conscious and refusing treatment, they can't intervene. Once she passes out, they can try to revive her, but by then, it may be too late. While the woman is still conscious, she explains to them why she's been driven to suicide by all the horrible things in her life, none of which are very bad, just to make the point to the audience that suicide is a bad choice. Gage and [=DeSoto=] had their equipment ready, in the woman's room, watching her become less and less alert until she passes out on her bed. Then they give her oxygen and drugs to counter-act the barbiturates, and rush her to the hospital, but she dies anyway. There's a not-so-subtle PSA regarding the right of a conscious person to refuse treatment. It was a concern a lot of people had with the new profession of paramedic. There was also a sub-textual PSA that went something like "Don't say 'No' to a paramedic!"
* In the Spanish series ''ElInternado'', ''Series/ElInternado'', [[spoiler:Fernando]] tries to [[BathSuicide kill himself]], so that [[spoiler:Amelia doesn't have to work for Camilo and Noiret to keep him alive anymore]]. He succeeds on his second attempt, [[spoiler:driving a car off a cliff]].



* [[spoiler: Tommy]] from ''TheShield'' shoots himself after having his ex-wife and son murdered and losing his job.

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* [[spoiler: Tommy]] from ''TheShield'' ''Series/TheShield'' shoots himself after having his ex-wife and son murdered and losing his job.



* Subverted in ''SonsOfAnarchy'' when [[spoiler:the incarcerated Otto]] - who had nothing going for him - slashed his wrists. It was later revealed that not only did he not succeed, but he never meant to - it was a gambit to [[spoiler:get into the infirmary in order to kill the man who tried to kill Jackson]].

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* Subverted in ''SonsOfAnarchy'' ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' when [[spoiler:the incarcerated Otto]] - who had nothing going for him - slashed his wrists. It was later revealed that not only did he not succeed, but he never meant to - it was a gambit to [[spoiler:get into the infirmary in order to kill the man who tried to kill Jackson]].



* An episode of ''ThePretender'' involved Jarod investigating the suicide of a military recruit who was given an experimental drug that brought about an intense feeling of despair. As usual, Jarod gave the man responsible a taste of his own medicine (literally in this case), but also as usual, stopped short of killing him - he gave him a reduced dose that was enough to make him cry like a bitch for a few hours, but not enough to make him take his own life.

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* An episode of ''ThePretender'' ''Series/ThePretender'' involved Jarod investigating the suicide of a military recruit who was given an experimental drug that brought about an intense feeling of despair. As usual, Jarod gave the man responsible a taste of his own medicine (literally in this case), but also as usual, stopped short of killing him - he gave him a reduced dose that was enough to make him cry like a bitch for a few hours, but not enough to make him take his own life.



* In "Tundra", Howard of TheMightyBoosh thought his friend Vince was dead and he couldnt face the prospect of life without him, so he wandered out into the snow in hopes of freezing or starving to death. Despite being a comedy, it wasn't played for laughs, but MoodWhiplash was provided by showing scenes of Vince alive and happily playing with a polar bear to keep the scenario from getting too sad.

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* In "Tundra", Howard of TheMightyBoosh ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' thought his friend Vince was dead and he couldnt face the prospect of life without him, so he wandered out into the snow in hopes of freezing or starving to death. Despite being a comedy, it wasn't played for laughs, but MoodWhiplash was provided by showing scenes of Vince alive and happily playing with a polar bear to keep the scenario from getting too sad.
6th Oct '15 7:51:04 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Series/{{The 100}}'', [[spoiler: pre-teen Charlotte (the youngest of the young convicts sent to Earth), guilt-ridden over having killed Wells in a misguided attempt to quiet her inner demons and unwilling to be the cause of any more bloodletting, averts InfantImmortality bigtime by jumping off a cliff to her death.]]

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* In ''Series/{{The 100}}'', [[spoiler: pre-teen Charlotte (the youngest of the young convicts sent to Earth), guilt-ridden over having killed Wells in a misguided attempt to quiet her inner demons and unwilling to be the cause of any more bloodletting, averts InfantImmortality bigtime big time by jumping off a cliff to her death.]]


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* ''{{Series/Quantico}}'': Eric kills himself in guilt after thinking his secret was discovered: having the Malawi girl he got pregnant get an illegal abortion, which she died undergoing. It was not even true-Caleb didn't know about it.
25th Sep '15 4:06:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:[[GreenArrow Oliver Queen]]]] of ''{{Smallville}}''. He [[UnexplainedRecovery gets better]], sort of....

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* [[spoiler:[[GreenArrow [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/GreenArrow Oliver Queen]]]] of ''{{Smallville}}''.''Series/{{Smallville}}''. He [[UnexplainedRecovery gets better]], sort of....
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