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7th Nov '16 6:32:50 AM rafi
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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' has an episode dealing with 3 people who had made a suicide pact over the internet. Over the course of the episode, all of their attempts to kill themselves (jumping in the path of a subway train, hanging) are thwarted, and it's all PlayedForLaughs. Subverted in that at the end it's revealed that they were DeadAllAlong.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has this happen repeatedly.
* Played for drama in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' - It's evident in the scars on Megumi's wrists that she'd attempted suicide multiple times before meeting (and joining) the [[TrueCompanions Kenshin-gumi]].

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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' has an episode dealing with 3 people who had made a The first chapter of ''Manga/AnaSatsujin'' shows our main character, Kurosu, try to commit suicide pact by hanging himself on a wall-mounted hanger. However, the hanger tears out of the wall due to shoddy construction, creating a peephole into his neighbor's bedroom and acts as the catalyst to the story.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' provides a particularly depressing example with Griffith. After enduring a year of ColdBloodedTorture that left him permanently crippled, seeing all his dreams and ambitions go up in smoke, and finding out that both his {{Love Interest}}s hooked up with each other, he tries to kill himself, only to find that he can't even do that right. Unfortunately for the entire cast, this sends him
over the internet. Over mother of all {{Moral Event Horizon}}s.
* Coco and Mina both end up being this in ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing''.
* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'':
** Jeremy tries to throw himself into a lake after finding out his mother knew he was being raped by his stepfather. Good thing Ian has ears like a fox, heard it, and managed to find him through
the course of the episode, all of their sleeting rain and fish him out. Jeremy also has two failed suicide attempts after returning to Boston while he is living with his aunt.
** Sandra has two of these, one pre-series and then another after Greg cancels their wedding.
** Marjorie has quite a few failed suicide attempts. The most notable of these is when Pascal locks her in the bathroom while he beats Jeremy in a drug induced rage. She tries to drown herself in the bathtub.
* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'':
** After hitting his VillainousBSOD, Beelzemon attempted a SuicideByCop via throwing himself at a huge group of Digimon that specialize in electrocution. It failed for three reasons: one, the Digimon thought he was dead and left him there; two, Renamon and Rika came and patched him up; and three, ''[[MadeOfIron he was just too damn tough]]'' to die. And yes, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids they show the whole thing]].
** After Leomon's death, Jeri falls into such a deep depression that she basically goes to the D-Reaper hoping it will kill her. [[BreakTheCutie Unfortunately,]] [[DemonicPossession it]] [[MindRape doesn't]]...and then things [[FromBadToWorse get a]] ''[[FromBadToWorse lot]]'' [[FromBadToWorse worse]] for everyone on the show.
* Nyu tries
to kill themselves (jumping herself by wrist-slitting in the path ''Manga/ElfenLied'' manga, after learning of a subway train, hanging) are thwarted, and it's all PlayedForLaughs. Subverted her SplitPersonality's PsychoForHire ways. She fails.
* Ogiue
in that at ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' joins the end group after hurling herself out a window (and breaking her arm) following an altercation with the Manga Club. Later it's revealed that they were DeadAllAlong.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has this happen repeatedly.
* Played for drama in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' -
she jumped off the roof of her old school after her "friends" ruined her life. It's evident in the scars on Megumi's wrists that she'd attempted suicide multiple times before meeting (and joining) the [[TrueCompanions Kenshin-gumi]].not stated how she survived or what injuries she incurred.



* In one episode of ''Manga/{{QED}}'', a graduate of MIT tries to mark himself as the math major with highest honors of his graduating year by killing three highest-honor holders in other majors, then attempting [[AteHisGun suicide]], but fails.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Parodied by Kumadori's inability to commit Seppuku.
** Played less for laughs and more for awesome by Kaido. The man has survived so many execution and suicide attempts that he regularly takes up suicide as a hobby, to find out if he ''can'' be killed. His EstablishingCharacterMoment shows him [[spoiler:''jumping off a freaking sky island'' and coming out without a scratch despite leaving a huge ImpactSilhouette]].

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* In one episode of ''Manga/{{QED}}'', a graduate of MIT tries to mark himself as the math major with highest honors of his graduating year by killing three highest-honor holders in other majors, then attempting [[AteHisGun suicide]], but fails.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Parodied by Kumadori's inability
''Manga/HalfAndHalf'', Shinichi and Yuuki want to commit Seppuku.
** Played less for laughs
double-suicide before their [[YourDaysAreNumbered 7 Days]] are up and more for awesome by Kaido. The man has survived so many execution and suicide attempts that he regularly takes up suicide as a hobby, to find out if he ''can'' be killed. His EstablishingCharacterMoment shows him [[spoiler:''jumping jump off a freaking sky island'' and coming out without a scratch despite leaving a huge ImpactSilhouette]].cliff together. But the same light that saved them at the beginning keeps them from dying, so that they have to wait the remaining days out.
* In ''Hoshi wa Utau'', this is what happened to Chihiro's previous love Sakura. Her attempt left her comatose in the hospital.



* Ogiue in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' joins the group after hurling herself out a window (and breaking her arm) following an altercation with the Manga Club. Later it's revealed she jumped off the roof of her old school after her "friends" ruined her life. It's not stated how she survived or what injuries she incurred.
* Poor Sayaka. She doesn't purify her [[OurSoulsAreDifferent Soul Gem]] (which she needs to in order to stay alive), thinking that this will put her out of her misery. This being ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', however, this suicide is bungled in a [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie rather]] [[FaceMonsterTurn horrifying]] [[EldritchAbomination way]].
* In ''Hoshi wa Utau'', this is what happened to Chihiro's previous love Sakura. Her attempt left her comatose in the hospital.

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* Ogiue in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' joins One of the group after hurling characters in ''Manga/{{Life}}'' attempts to kill herself out by jumping from a window (and school balcony, but only ends up fracturing her foot and hurting herself.
* In the very beginning of the {{manhwa}} ''My Lovable Fatty'' the protagonist tries to hang herself but ends up
breaking her arm) following an altercation with the Manga Club. Later it's revealed she jumped off the roof of her old school after her "friends" ruined her life. It's not stated how she survived or what injuries she incurred.
* Poor Sayaka. She doesn't purify her [[OurSoulsAreDifferent Soul Gem]] (which she needs to in order to stay alive), thinking that this will put her out of her misery. This being ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', however, this suicide is bungled in a [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie rather]] [[FaceMonsterTurn horrifying]] [[EldritchAbomination way]].
* In ''Hoshi wa Utau'', this is what happened to Chihiro's previous love Sakura. Her attempt left her comatose in the hospital.
rope.



* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' provides a particularly depressing example with Griffith. After enduring a year of ColdBloodedTorture that left him permanently crippled, seeing all his dreams and ambitions go up in smoke, and finding out that both his {{Love Interest}}s hooked up with each other, he tries to kill himself, only to find that he can't even do that right. Unfortunately for the entire cast, this sends him over the mother of all {{Moral Event Horizon}}s.
* One of the characters in ''Manga/{{Life}}'' attempts to kill herself by jumping from a school balcony, but only ends up fracturing her foot and hurting herself.
* In the very beginning of the {{manhwa}} ''My Lovable Fatty'' the protagonist tries to hang herself but ends up breaking the rope.
* In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', after hitting his VillainousBSOD, Beelzemon attempted a SuicideByCop via throwing himself at a huge group of Digimon that specialize in electrocution. It failed for three reasons: one, the Digimon thought he was dead and left him there; two, Renamon and Rika came and patched him up; and three, ''[[MadeOfIron he was just too damn tough]]'' to die. And yes, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids they show the whole thing]].
** After Leomon's death, Jeri falls into such a deep depression that she basically goes to the D-Reaper hoping it will kill her. [[BreakTheCutie Unfortunately,]] [[DemonicPossession it]] [[MindRape doesn't]]...and then things [[FromBadToWorse get a]] ''[[FromBadToWorse lot]]'' [[FromBadToWorse worse]] for everyone on the show.
* In ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' Jeremy tries to throw himself into a lake after finding out his mother knew he was being raped by his stepfather. Good thing Ian has ears like a fox, heard it, and managed to find him through the sleeting rain and fish him out. Jeremy also has two failed suicide attempts after returning to Boston while he is living with his aunt.
** Sandra has two of these, one pre-series and then another after Greg cancels their wedding.
** Marjorie has quite a few failed suicide attempts. The most notable of these is when Pascal locks her in the bathroom while he beats Jeremy in a drug induced rage. She tries to drown herself in the bathtub.
* Coco and Mina both end up being this in ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing''.
* The first chapter of ''Manga/AnaSatsujin'' shows our main character, Kurosu, try to commit suicide by hanging himself on a wall-mounted hanger. However, the hanger tears out of the wall due to shoddy construction, creating a peephole into his neighbor's bedroom and acts as the catalyst to the story.
* In ''Manga/HalfAndHalf'', Shinichi and Yuuki want to commit double-suicide before their [[YourDaysAreNumbered 7 Days]] are up and jump off a cliff together. But the same light that saved them at the beginning keeps them from dying, so that they have to wait the remaining days out.
* Nyu tries to kill herself by wrist-slitting in the ''Manga/ElfenLied'' manga, after learning of her SplitPersonality's PsychoForHire ways. She fails.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' provides a particularly depressing example with Griffith. After enduring a year of ColdBloodedTorture that left him permanently crippled, seeing all his dreams ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Parodied by Kumadori's inability to commit Seppuku (every times he use the ability "Tekkai"
and ambitions go up in smoke, save himself).
** Played less for laughs
and finding out that both his {{Love Interest}}s hooked up with each other, he tries to kill himself, only to find that he can't even do that right. Unfortunately more for the entire cast, this sends him over the mother of all {{Moral Event Horizon}}s.
* One of the characters in ''Manga/{{Life}}'' attempts to kill herself
awesome by jumping from a school balcony, but only ends up fracturing her foot Kaido. The man has survived so many execution and hurting herself.
* In the very beginning of the {{manhwa}} ''My Lovable Fatty'' the protagonist tries to hang herself but ends up breaking the rope.
* In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', after hitting his VillainousBSOD, Beelzemon attempted a SuicideByCop via throwing himself at a huge group of Digimon that specialize in electrocution. It failed for three reasons: one, the Digimon thought he was dead and left him there; two, Renamon and Rika came and patched him up; and three, ''[[MadeOfIron he was just too damn tough]]'' to die. And yes, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids they show the whole thing]].
** After Leomon's death, Jeri falls into such a deep depression that she basically goes to the D-Reaper hoping it will kill her. [[BreakTheCutie Unfortunately,]] [[DemonicPossession it]] [[MindRape doesn't]]...and then things [[FromBadToWorse get a]] ''[[FromBadToWorse lot]]'' [[FromBadToWorse worse]] for everyone on the show.
* In ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' Jeremy tries to throw himself into a lake after finding out his mother knew he was being raped by his stepfather. Good thing Ian has ears like a fox, heard it, and managed to find him through the sleeting rain and fish him out. Jeremy also has two failed
suicide attempts after returning to Boston while that he is living with his aunt.
** Sandra has two of these, one pre-series and then another after Greg cancels their wedding.
** Marjorie has quite a few failed
regularly takes up suicide attempts. The most notable of these is when Pascal locks her in the bathroom while as a hobby, to find out if he beats Jeremy in a drug induced rage. She tries to drown herself in the bathtub.
* Coco and Mina both end up being this in ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing''.
* The first chapter of ''Manga/AnaSatsujin''
''can'' be killed. His EstablishingCharacterMoment shows our main character, Kurosu, try to commit suicide by hanging himself on a wall-mounted hanger. However, the hanger tears out of the wall due to shoddy construction, creating a peephole into his neighbor's bedroom and acts as the catalyst to the story.
* In ''Manga/HalfAndHalf'', Shinichi and Yuuki want to commit double-suicide before their [[YourDaysAreNumbered 7 Days]] are up and jump
him [[spoiler:''jumping off a cliff together. But the same light that saved them at the beginning keeps them from dying, so that they have to wait the remaining days out.
* Nyu tries to kill herself by wrist-slitting in the ''Manga/ElfenLied'' manga, after learning of her SplitPersonality's PsychoForHire ways. She fails.
freaking sky island'' and coming out without a scratch despite leaving a huge ImpactSilhouette]].



* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' has an episode dealing with 3 people who had made a suicide pact over the internet. Over the course of the episode, all of their attempts to kill themselves (jumping in the path of a subway train, hanging) are thwarted, and it's all PlayedForLaughs. Subverted in that at the end it's revealed that they were DeadAllAlong.
* Poor Sayaka. She doesn't purify her [[OurSoulsAreDifferent Soul Gem]] (which she needs to in order to stay alive), thinking that this will put her out of her misery. This being ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', however, this suicide is bungled in a [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie rather]] [[FaceMonsterTurn horrifying]] [[EldritchAbomination way]].
* In one episode of ''Manga/{{QED}}'', a graduate of MIT tries to mark himself as the math major with highest honors of his graduating year by killing three highest-honor holders in other majors, then attempting [[AteHisGun suicide]], but fails.
* Played for drama in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' - It's evident in the scars on Megumi's wrists that she'd attempted suicide multiple times before meeting (and joining) the [[TrueCompanions Kenshin-gumi]].
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has this happen repeatedly.



* Mr Immortal from the Great Lakes Avengers (or whatever they are now), after losing the love of his life (and then loses another). Given his name ...

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* Mr Immortal from the Great Lakes Avengers ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers'' (or whatever they are now), after losing the love of his life (and then loses another). Given his name ...
6th Nov '16 1:35:48 PM maxwellsilver
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* Happens ''twice in a row'' with Winthorpe in ''Film/TradingPlaces'': first, he lifts his gun to his head and it fails to go off, and Ophelia and Valentine save him after he takes a bunch of pills. In both cases, the aftermath is PlayedForLaughs.

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* Happens ''twice in a row'' with Winthorpe in ''Film/TradingPlaces'': first, he lifts his gun to his head and it fails to go off, off (but does fire when he throws it away), and Ophelia and Valentine save him after he takes a bunch of pills. In both cases, the aftermath is PlayedForLaughs.


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* In a flashback to Teddy Daniels' war service in ''Film/ShutterIsland'', Daniels, who took part in the liberation of Dachau concentration camp, found the camp commandant tried to shoot himself, but failed. Daniels moved the gun away to prolong the commandant's suffering.
4th Nov '16 8:10:50 PM zarpaulus
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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' has a comic with a guy trying to cut his wrist with a scalpel, which bent thanks to a [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2008-06-16 "suicide vaccine"]]
25th Sep '16 3:28:33 PM DaibhidC
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* Music/MitchBenn's "I'm Still Here" is about a rock star who wants to go out in a big dramatic rock'n'roll style, but nothing he tries works. His attempts include drug overdose, heavy drinking, starving himself, blow-drying his hair in the bathtub, running naked down a railway line, swimming with sharks while bleeding, and playing RussianRoulette with bullets in all the chambers.
19th Sep '16 1:48:37 PM DavidCowie
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* Near the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', [[spoiler: Zemo attempts to kill himself after Black Panther decides not to kill him for revenge on the death of his father in the bombing of the U.N. meeting. Unfortunately for Zemo, Black Panther stops him JustInTime, and he ends up going to prison for the crimes he committed, including framing Bucky for the U.N. meeting bombing]].

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* Near the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', [[spoiler: Zemo attempts to kill himself after Black Panther decides not to kill him for revenge on the death of his father in the bombing of the U.N. meeting. Unfortunately for Zemo, Black Panther stops him JustInTime, and he ends up going to prison for the crimes he committed, including framing Bucky for the U.N. meeting bombing]].bombing.
8th Sep '16 2:55:44 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* Near the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', [[spoiler: Zemo attempts to kill himself after Black Panther decides no to kill him for revenge on the death of his father in the bombing of the U.N. meeting. Unfortunately for Zemo, Black Panther stops him JustInTime, and he ends up going to prison for the crimes he committed, including framing Bucky for the U.N. meeting bombing]].

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* Near the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', [[spoiler: Zemo attempts to kill himself after Black Panther decides no not to kill him for revenge on the death of his father in the bombing of the U.N. meeting. Unfortunately for Zemo, Black Panther stops him JustInTime, and he ends up going to prison for the crimes he committed, including framing Bucky for the U.N. meeting bombing]].
14th Aug '16 10:57:35 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' Julien, the squad's apparent OnlySaneMan, turned out to have some telltale scars on his wrist. After his wife died he tried to join her, but fortunately no one had told him that it was "down the road, not across the street".
23rd Jun '16 11:47:29 AM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* Near the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', [[spoiler: Zemo attempts to kill himself after Black Panther decides no to kill him for revenge on the death of his father in the bombing of the U.N. meeting. Unfortunately for Zemo, Black Panther stops him JustInTime, and he ends up going to prison for the crimes he committed, including framing Bucky for the U.N. meeting bombing]].
15th May '16 2:36:52 PM FuzzyBoots
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* There's a joke, which may or may not have been originated by ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'', in which the world's most unsuccessful soccer goalkeeper attempts to throw himself under a bus, [[EpicFail and misses]].[[/folder]]

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* There's a joke, which may or may not have been originated by ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'', in which the world's most unsuccessful soccer goalkeeper attempts to throw himself under a bus, [[EpicFail and misses]].misses]].
* Then there's the one with the elderly lady who tried to shoot herself in the heart, which she'd been told was directly below the left breast. [[spoiler:She's being treated for a gunshot to the kneecap.]]
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15th May '16 12:25:12 PM MobilisInmobile
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*In ''Le Voyage où il vous plaira'' (roughly "Travel where you will"), by Alfred de Musset and PJ Stahl, the devil tolds the tale of a man that tried to commit suicide by hanging himself over a river, taking some poison and, for extra security, shooting himself with a pistol... that misses and cuts the rope so he falls onto the river and drinks too much water that makes him thrown up, cleaning the poison from his stomach. Yes, exactly like the infamous Darwin Award.


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**Probably this urban legend comes from the book by Musset and Stahl ''Le Voyage où il vous plaira'' where an almost exact attempt of suicide is told by one of the characters (see Literature)
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