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25th Jun '16 2:38:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''Ethics''. Worf becomes paraplegic after an accident. By Klingon tradition, he can commit ritualistic suicide (and he comes close to it). However, he takes another presented option when a research doctor wants to test her theory that she can create a new spinal cord for him.

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* Subverted in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''Ethics''."Ethics". Worf becomes paraplegic after an accident. By Klingon tradition, he can commit ritualistic suicide (and he comes close to it). However, he takes another presented option when a research doctor wants to test her theory that she can create a new spinal cord for him.
25th Jun '16 2:38:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''DeadSet'', the {{Jerkass}} producer, Patrick practically pushes a wheelchair user in front of a zombie so that it can eat him and [[DirtyCoward save his own skin by hiding in a toilet cubicle]].

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* In ''DeadSet'', ''Series/DeadSet'', the {{Jerkass}} producer, Patrick practically pushes a wheelchair user in front of a zombie so that it can eat him and [[DirtyCoward save his own skin by hiding in a toilet cubicle]].



* Played straight in ER when Dr. Romano is killed by a falling helecopter after having lost an arm to a helicopter in a previous season. Possibly subverted when Dr. Weaver has surgery that improves her gait and leaves the show to pursue a new career opportunity and new love interest.

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* Played straight in ER ''Series/{{ER}}'' when Dr. Romano is killed by a falling helecopter after having lost an arm to a helicopter in a previous season. Possibly subverted when Dr. Weaver has surgery that improves her gait and leaves the show to pursue a new career opportunity and new love interest.



* There was a mentally disabled immortal in ''Highlander'' who was killed off specifically because of his disability. He does the deed himself by laying his neck on a train track as a train approaches.

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* There was a mentally disabled immortal in ''Highlander'' ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' who was killed off specifically because of his disability. He does the deed himself by laying his neck on a train track as a train approaches.
9th Jun '16 12:46:08 PM Clevomon
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* The book and subsequent movie ''Me Before You'' uses the Type 3 method of this for its male lead, Will (who has quadriplegia), with all the UnfortunateImplications that entails. It then goes further and has him leave the female lead a ton of money so that she can [[BrokenAesop "live boldly."]]
4th Jun '16 8:24:56 PM gewunomox
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* The VietCong sniper girl in ''Film/FullMetalJacket''. Joker is compelled to perform a MercyKill for the sniper who has gotten a paralyzing wound in the firefight with Animal Mother. This qualifies as Type 4.

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* The VietCong Viet Cong sniper girl in ''Film/FullMetalJacket''. Joker is compelled to perform a MercyKill for the sniper who has gotten a paralyzing wound in the firefight with Animal Mother. This qualifies as Type 4.
2nd Apr '16 11:36:01 AM Eagal
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* Averted in ''Film/AlienResurrection'', where Vriess, despite being disabled, survives till the end of the movie. This being an Alien movie, that is quite a feat!



* Averted in ''Film/{{Feast}}''. Hot Wheels was one of the survivors at the end.
* Semi-averted in ''Film/DiaryOfTheDead''. Samuel doesn't kill himself because he's deaf, he kills himself because he gets bit by a zombie. Subverts the usual implications of Type 2 because Samuel was more than capable of defending himself from zombies, making it more a case of a couple of [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled other]] [[HeroicSuicide tropes]].
2nd Apr '16 11:34:56 AM Eagal
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* Initially averted but later played straight in Glen Cook's ''TheBlackCompany'' series. The wizard One-Eye suffers a stroke late in the ninth book, ''Water Sleeps.'' He gets through that book and the four years between it and book ten, ''Soldiers Live,'' before finally losing his decades-long feud with the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werepanther]] Lisa Bowalk in the early chapters. Considering that the two have fought to a stalemate multiple times before, the stroke (and One-Eye's advancing age, now being around 200 years old) seems to be the deciding factor.
2nd Apr '16 11:33:23 AM Eagal
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2nd Apr '16 11:33:11 AM Eagal
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* Averted by ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves'', in which Reston, a [[TwoferTokenMinority black man in a wheelchair]], survives the book intact.



* [[spoiler:Smike]] in Literature/NicholasNickleby.

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* %%* [[spoiler:Smike]] in Literature/NicholasNickleby.



* In ''Literature/TheHunchbackofNotreDame'', [[spoiler:Quasimodo joins Esmeralda's corpse in the ossuary and stay until he dies]].
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': The District 10 boy had a crippled foot.

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* In ''Literature/TheHunchbackofNotreDame'', [[spoiler:Quasimodo joins Esmeralda's corpse in the ossuary and stay until he dies]].
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%%* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': The District 10 boy had a crippled foot.



* Played straight and narrowly averted in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''Ethics''. Worf becomes paraplegic after an accident. By Klingon tradition, he can commit ritualistic suicide (and he comes close to it). However, he takes another presented option when a research doctor wants to test her theory that she can create a new spinal cord for him.

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* Played straight and narrowly averted Subverted in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''Ethics''. Worf becomes paraplegic after an accident. By Klingon tradition, he can commit ritualistic suicide (and he comes close to it). However, he takes another presented option when a research doctor wants to test her theory that she can create a new spinal cord for him.



* AmericanHorrorStory:
** [[spoiler: [[{{AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse}} Addie]] and [[{{AmericanHorrorStoryCoven}} Nan]] ]]
** Most of the freaks in ''Freak Show'', notable exceptions being [[spoiler: Jimmy, Dot, Bette, and Desiree, who are all played by disabled actors.]]
** Averted with Pepper, [[spoiler: who is [[{{TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth}} taken by aliens]] ]]

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* %%* AmericanHorrorStory:
** %%** [[spoiler: [[{{AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse}} Addie]] and [[{{AmericanHorrorStoryCoven}} Nan]] ]]
** %%** Most of the freaks in ''Freak Show'', notable exceptions being [[spoiler: Jimmy, Dot, Bette, and Desiree, who are all played by disabled actors.]]
** Averted with Pepper, [[spoiler: who is [[{{TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth}} taken by aliens]] ]]
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2nd Apr '16 11:25:47 AM Eagal
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* Maggie Fitzgerald from ''MillionDollarBaby''. Type 4.

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* %%* Maggie Fitzgerald from ''MillionDollarBaby''. Type 4.
20th Jan '16 9:01:46 AM Veanne
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* [[spoiler: Fidolus]] in ''Webcomic/{{Astray3}}'' crawls under some rubble and refuses to go any further, explaining he's better off dead than legless. Emily's tears don't move him.
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