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24th Sep '16 7:33:25 AM ironballs16
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* An odd take on this trope is present for those that support "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_die Right to die]]" laws, which permit those with terminal ailments to commit physician-assisted suicide rather than succumb to the ailment that afflicts them. Suffice to say, it's a rather contentious topic.
22nd Sep '16 9:31:53 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/BirthOfANation'', white girl Flora Cameron throws herself off a cliff to escape being raped by a former slave. Yes, [[UnfortunateImplications it's racist as all get-out]]. Yes, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_a_Nation it's a film sponsored by the Klan]]. But it's considered a classic because it was one of the first films to incorporate major dramatic themes with cinematographic style, which tend to be taken for granted today. Pity about the ValuesDissonance.

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* In ''Film/BirthOfANation'', ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'', white girl Flora Cameron throws herself off a cliff to escape being raped by a former slave. Yes, [[UnfortunateImplications it's racist as all get-out]]. Yes, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_a_Nation it's a film sponsored by the Klan]]. But it's considered a classic because it was one of the first films to incorporate major dramatic themes with cinematographic style, which tend to be taken for granted today. Pity about the ValuesDissonance.
3rd Sep '16 1:48:51 PM ZimFan89
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' fanfic ''Stirred'' (the sequel to ''Fanfic/{{Ripples}}''), Caleb makes it clear in his internal narration that he'd take this route if facing the possibility of being captured by either of [[CoDragons Phobos' Hands]], due to their [[BloodKnight various]] [[PlayingWithSyringes reputations]] among the rebels.
23rd Aug '16 2:02:02 PM DarkLotus
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* In ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', the protagonist says this in an episode. In the Brazilian, it was ''"Prefiro morrer do que perder a vida!"''

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* In ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', the protagonist says this exact phrase in an episode. episode where he's playing duel with his friend Kiko. In the Brazilian, it was Brazilian Portuguese dub: ''"Prefiro morrer do que perder a vida!"''
19th Aug '16 5:29:18 AM Morgenthaler
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*** His speech is also a ShoutOut to LilyAllen, for some reason.

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*** His speech is also a ShoutOut to LilyAllen, Music/LilyAllen, for some reason.
17th Aug '16 5:12:54 AM REV6Pilot
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* A heartbreaking example is used in the end of [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109581/1/i-did-not-want-to-die/i-did-not-want-to-die I Did Not Want To Die.]] The character is dying and already mortally wounded, but he has one last grenade...

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* A heartbreaking example is used in In the end of [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109581/1/i-did-not-want-to-die/i-did-not-want-to-die I Did Not Want To Die.]] The Die]], the main character is dying and already mortally wounded, but [[TakingYouWithMe he has one last grenade...grenade]].



* In the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fanfic "FanFic/AHistoryOfMagic" Cleopatra chose to crush her own Soul Gem rather than wait for Augustus's troops to kill her or for her to become a witch. Many years later, Sarah attempted to do this, but the Jewish laws saying suicides don't get to heaven kept her from going through with it. [[Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne Frank]] had to MercyKill her.

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* In the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fanfic "FanFic/AHistoryOfMagic" ''FanFic/AHistoryOfMagic'', Cleopatra chose to crush her own Soul Gem rather than wait for Augustus's troops to kill her or for her to become a witch. Many years later, Sarah attempted to do this, but the Jewish laws saying suicides don't get to heaven kept her from going through with it. [[Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne Frank]] had to MercyKill her.


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* At the start of ''Fanfic/{{ARTICLE 2}}'', Major Shane Doran has just woken up and is confusedly trying to escape Canterlot Castle. When he sees himself totally surrounded by what he presumes are hostiles with no hope of escaping, he puts his pistol to his chin. [[InterruptedSuicide Luna manages to neutralize him before he can fire]].
* Similarly, in ''Fanfic/{{Misunderstandings}}'', early on Peter finds himself in [[FreakOut a magic-addled sense of fight-or-flight]], running from ponies in Canterlot. At a point, he ends up in a back alley, with [[TheDreaded Princess Celestia]] standing in his way. He figures he's screwed anyway, so he might as well have the final defiance of choosing how he wants to die, so he puts his handgun to his temple and fires... except the gun jams. Later on, this episode leads ponies to have hushed conversations about his mental stability and humans' behavior, and Peter gets so disturbed at how easily he could go suicidal, he hands the pistol over to Sveti, the only living being he trusts and is able to use it[[labelnote:*]]she's a griffon, who unlike ponies, have fingers[[/labelnote]] by that point.
11th Aug '16 1:50:44 AM PaulA
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* Averted in the Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold book ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Memory]]'', where the villain is denied the opportunity for suicide after he's caught.

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* Averted in the Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold book ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Memory]]'', ''Literature/{{Memory}}'', where the villain is denied the opportunity for suicide after he's caught.
27th Jul '16 6:55:52 PM Juicesir
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** In the quest "I put a Spell on You" from the main game, if you don't kill [[TheMole Curtis]] yourself, he commits suicide after you report him to Hsu. If you sell Arcade Gannon into slavery as Caesar's personal doctor, he commits {{seppuku}} with a scalpel.

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** In the quest "I put Put a Spell on You" from the main game, if you don't kill [[TheMole Curtis]] yourself, he commits suicide after you report him to Hsu. If you sell Arcade Gannon into slavery as Caesar's personal doctor, he commits {{seppuku}} with a scalpel.
27th Jul '16 6:53:26 PM Juicesir
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* Outside of storylines, sometimes suicide is not as bad for your (team's) score as losing to an enemy. For example, in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' In time battles, by default, a self-destruct takes a point off your score, but getting [=KO'd=] takes a point off your score ''and'' awards one to whoever got the finishing blow. Either way, your damage is reset. In battles with only two fighters \ teams, it's particularly clear; if Fighter A [=KOs=] Fighter B 3 times, and fighter A self-destructs 5 times (resetting their damage each time), Fighter A will win. The way around this is to set the self-destruct penalty to 2 points instead of 1, although that makes accidental [=SDs=] more annoying. Unfortunately in most games like this there's rarely a way to ''not'' reset a player's damage when they self-destruct, so either suicides are exploitable, or punished too severely for innocent mistakes. That's why you play Stock matches instead so the winner isn't "highest KO count" but "last man standing".

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* Outside of storylines, sometimes suicide is not as bad for your (team's) score as losing to an enemy. For example, in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' In time battles, by default, a self-destruct takes a point off your score, but getting [=KO'd=] takes a point off your score ''and'' awards one to whoever got the finishing blow. Either way, your damage is reset. In battles with only two fighters \ teams, fighters/teams, it's particularly clear; if Fighter A [=KOs=] Fighter B 3 times, and fighter A self-destructs 5 times (resetting their damage each time), Fighter A will win. The way around this is to set the self-destruct penalty to 2 points instead of 1, although that makes accidental [=SDs=] more annoying. Unfortunately in most games like this there's rarely a way to ''not'' reset a player's damage when they self-destruct, so either suicides are exploitable, or punished too severely for innocent mistakes. That's why you play Stock matches instead so the winner isn't "highest KO count" but "last man standing".
27th Jul '16 6:52:34 PM Juicesir
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* Outside of storylines, sometimes suicide is not as bad for your (team's) score as losing to an enemy. For example, in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' Time battles, by default, a self-destruct takes a point off your score, but getting [=KOed=] takes a point off your score ''and'' awards one to whoever got the finishing blow. Either way, your damage is reset. In battles with only two fighters \ teams, it's particularly clear; if Fighter A [=KOs=] Fighter B 3 times, and fighter A self-destructs 5 times (resetting their damage each time), Fighter A will win. The way around this is to set the self-destruct penalty to 2 points instead of 1, although that makes accidental [=SDs=] more annoying. Unfortunately in most games like this there's rarely a way to ''not'' reset a player's damage when they self-destruct, so either suicides are exploitable, or punished too severely for innocent mistakes. That's why you play Stock matches instead so the winner isn't "highest KO count" but "last man standing".

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* Outside of storylines, sometimes suicide is not as bad for your (team's) score as losing to an enemy. For example, in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' Time In time battles, by default, a self-destruct takes a point off your score, but getting [=KOed=] [=KO'd=] takes a point off your score ''and'' awards one to whoever got the finishing blow. Either way, your damage is reset. In battles with only two fighters \ teams, it's particularly clear; if Fighter A [=KOs=] Fighter B 3 times, and fighter A self-destructs 5 times (resetting their damage each time), Fighter A will win. The way around this is to set the self-destruct penalty to 2 points instead of 1, although that makes accidental [=SDs=] more annoying. Unfortunately in most games like this there's rarely a way to ''not'' reset a player's damage when they self-destruct, so either suicides are exploitable, or punished too severely for innocent mistakes. That's why you play Stock matches instead so the winner isn't "highest KO count" but "last man standing".
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