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4th Dec '16 11:26:08 AM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' uses this on occasion, but most notably in the second part: [[spoiler:Straizo is hanging from Joseph's hand and being interrogated about Mexico. Straizo, a Hamon user who became a vampire, begins to breathe in the pattern that generates Hamon. Since Hamon is fatal to vampires, this is suicide for him, but he'd rather die of his own volition than grow old (why he became a vampire to start with) or be killed by Joseph.]]

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' uses this on occasion, but most notably in the second part: [[spoiler:Straizo Straizo is hanging from Joseph's hand and being interrogated about Mexico. Straizo, a Hamon user who became a vampire, begins to breathe in the pattern that generates Hamon. Since Hamon is fatal to vampires, this is suicide for him, but he'd rather die of his own volition than grow old (why he became a vampire to start with) or be killed by Joseph.]]



* In both the manga and anime of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'', [[spoiler:[[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking General]] [[SocialDarwinist Esdeath]], after being fatally injured by Akame's [[PoisonedWeapons Murasame]], chooses to [[LiterallyShatteredLives freeze herself solid and shatter her body into nothing]] rather than let the poison finish her off, as she would rather die by her own terms]]. The only difference between the two media is that [[spoiler:[[TogetherInDeath she froze Tatsumi's corpse alongside herself]] in the anime while in the manga he was still alive, a failure she bemoaned as her only regret before finishing herself off]].

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* In both the manga and anime of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'', [[spoiler:[[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking General]] [[SocialDarwinist Esdeath]], after being fatally injured by Akame's [[PoisonedWeapons Murasame]], chooses to [[LiterallyShatteredLives freeze herself solid and shatter her body into nothing]] rather than let the poison finish her off, as she would rather die by her own terms]]. terms. The only difference between the two media is that [[spoiler:[[TogetherInDeath [[TogetherInDeath she froze Tatsumi's corpse alongside herself]] in the anime while in the manga he was still alive, a failure she bemoaned as her only regret before finishing herself off]].off.
4th Dec '16 11:24:18 AM Prometheus117
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* In both the manga and anime of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'', [[spoiler:[[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking General]] [[SocialDarwinist Esdeath]], after being fatally injured by Akame's [[PoisonedWeapons Murasame]], chooses to [[LiterallyShatteredLives freeze herself solid and shatter her body into nothing]] rather than let the poison finish her off, as she would rather die by her own terms]]. The only difference between the two media is that [[spoiler:[[TogetherInDeath she froze Tatsumi's corpse alongside herself]] in the anime while in the manga he was still alive, a failure she bemoaned as her only regret before finishing herself off]].
28th Nov '16 7:26:58 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** Likely a subversion, intended to show Tolwyn's moral failure in refusing to meet the consequences for his actions, as in the losing endgame Blair [[FaceDeathWithDignity faces down the firing squad, stoic to the bitter end]], declining a blindfold.
27th Nov '16 2:26:13 PM azul120
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* R. Budd Dwyer, treasurer of Pennsylvania, {{ate his gun}} during a televised news conference rather than face sentencing the next day for charges stemming from a bribe scandal. This inspired the song "Hey Man Nice Shot" by Music/{{Filter}}.

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* R. Budd Dwyer, treasurer of Pennsylvania, {{ate his gun}} AteHisGun during a televised news conference rather than face sentencing the next day for charges stemming from a bribe scandal. This inspired the song "Hey Man Nice Shot" by Music/{{Filter}}.
13th Nov '16 5:55:49 PM BattleMaster
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* Something of a notorious habit among ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' players who are faced with some kind of losing proposition, usually by being on the wrong end of a CurbStompBattle. Rather than go down fighting, these players drive off cliffs, into water, or (in the case of artillery) fire their giant high-explosive shells into the nearest adjacent wall to kill themselves via splash damage. This behavior is usually frowned upon as the choice of the cowardly and the spiteful, and is the reason that petulant artillery players of this sort have earned the nickname "scumbag" from BigNameFan Creator/TheMightyJingles.

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* Something of a notorious habit among ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' players who are faced with some kind of losing proposition, usually by being on the wrong end of a CurbStompBattle. Rather than go down fighting, these players drive off cliffs, into water, or (in the case of artillery) fire their giant high-explosive shells into the nearest adjacent wall to kill themselves via splash damage. This behavior is usually frowned upon as the choice of the cowardly and the spiteful, and is the reason that petulant artillery players of this sort have earned the nickname "scumbag" from BigNameFan Creator/TheMightyJingles. Eventually, [[ObviousRulePatch a patch was added]] that changed the game so that any time someone suicided, the XP and silver value of their vehicle would be divided up among all enemy players who were still living at the time.
8th Nov '16 1:14:58 PM JBK405
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** Fujiwara has [[CyanidePill mercury-impregnated cigarettes prepared in the event that things do not go according to plan]]. [[spoiler:When Uncle Kouzuki catches him, Fujiwara waits until he is in "the basement" with him before lighting them, [[TakingYouWithMe allowing him to kill Kouzuki as well.]]

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** Fujiwara has [[CyanidePill mercury-impregnated cigarettes prepared in the event that things do not go according to plan]]. [[spoiler:When Uncle Kouzuki catches him, Fujiwara waits until he is in "the basement" with him before lighting them, [[TakingYouWithMe allowing him to kill Kouzuki as well.]]]]]]
8th Nov '16 1:14:30 PM JBK405
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* Two examples in ''Film/TheHandmaiden'':
** Hideko fears "the basement" so totally that she will not do anything to defy Uncle Kouzuki. Fujiwara offers her a vial of concentrated opium to persuade her to assist him, [[CyanidePill which will kill her painlessly and quickly if drunk all at once.]]
** Fujiwara has [[CyanidePill mercury-impregnated cigarettes prepared in the event that things do not go according to plan]]. [[spoiler:When Uncle Kouzuki catches him, Fujiwara waits until he is in "the basement" with him before lighting them, [[TakingYouWithMe allowing him to kill Kouzuki as well.]]
1st Nov '16 6:57:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'': CJ does end up blowing himself up in the remake rather than letting himself turn into a zombie (he's been bitten) or eaten.



* The original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'':
** Subverted. All of the remaining characters except one are getting ready to escape from the roof of the mall. The character who was left behind gets ready to kill himself as opposed to being turned into a zombie. At the last second, he instead shoots a zombie in front of him and storms his way to the roof where he escapes with the others. They had originally planned to have the characters commit suicide, however they decided to go for a more uplifting ending at the last minute.
** CJ does end up blowing himself up in the remake rather than letting himself turn into a zombie (he's been bitten) or eaten.
1st Nov '16 6:48:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* George A. Romero's ''Film/LivingDeadSeries'':
** ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'': Subverted by Peter at the end when he decides to face the zombie horde rather than escape and ensures that he has a gun he can use on himself when they storm his room. However, at the last second he decides to make a break for it and escapes the overrun mall with Francine (this was changed from the original ending, where he really did kill himself).
** ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'': When [[spoiler:Steele]] is cornered by the zombies, he crosses himself before [[AteHisGun putting the gun in his mouth]] so he won't be eaten alive.
15th Oct '16 12:10:16 AM Stealth
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* Something of a notorious habit among ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' players who are faced with some kind of losing proposition, usually by being on the wrong end of a CurbStompBattle. Rather than go down fighting, these players drive off cliffs, into water, or (in the case of artillery) fire their giant high-explosive shells into the nearest adjacent wall to kill themselves via splash damage. This behavior is usually frowned upon as the choice of the cowardly and the spiteful, and is the reason that petulant artillery players of this sort have earned the nickname "scumbag" from BigNameFan Creator/TheMightyJingles.
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