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13th Jan '18 4:18:41 AM TroperBeDoper
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* Heavily implied to be the fates of the protagonists of ''Manga/GirlsLastTour''. After a perilous journey through their AfterTheEnd world, they reach the top of their LayeredCity and find...nothing. The two eat their last bit of food, go to sleep and are heavily implied to pass on during their slumber from the reveal that their journey was ultimately pointless.

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* Heavily implied to be the fates of the protagonists of ''Manga/GirlsLastTour''. After a perilous journey through their AfterTheEnd world, they reach the top of their LayeredCity LayeredMetropolis and find...nothing. The two eat their last bit of food, go to sleep and are heavily implied to pass on during their slumber from the reveal that their journey was ultimately pointless.
13th Jan '18 4:17:36 AM TroperBeDoper
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* Heavily implied to be the fates of the protagonists of ''Manga/GirlsLastTour''. After a perilous journey through their AfterTheEnd world, they reach the top of their LayeredCity and find...nothing. The two eat their last bit of food, go to sleep and are heavily implied to pass on during their slumber from the reveal that their journey was ultimately pointless.
6th Jan '18 10:21:14 PM Pamina
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* In most versions of ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the Beast nearly dies of despair when Beauty fails to come back from her visit home at the time she promised and he thinks she's abandoned him. Only her belated arrival and AnguishedDeclarationOfLove save his life (and turn him human again).
6th Jan '18 10:10:54 PM Pamina
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** Literature/TheTalmud says after Sarah was informed by an angel that Isaac was to be sacrificed, she became so overcome with grief that she died.

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** In Genesis, the chapter immediately after the Binding of Isaac concerns the death of his mother Sarah. The actual text doesn't link the two events, but Literature/TheTalmud says that after Sarah was informed by an angel that Isaac was to be sacrificed, she became so overcome with grief that she died.
6th Jan '18 9:52:03 PM Pamina
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* Catherine Earnshaw-Linton of ''Literature/WutheringHeights''. Nellie Dean personally believes Heathcliff died of this too, and was not DrivenToSuicide -- she sees his refusal to eat or sleep for days as a "result" of his illness rather than a cause.

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* Catherine Earnshaw-Linton of ''Literature/WutheringHeights''.''Literature/WutheringHeights'' -- although the literal cause is premature childbirth while suffering from BrainFever, her despair is what causes those two things. Nellie Dean personally believes Heathcliff died of this too, and was not DrivenToSuicide -- she sees his refusal to eat or sleep for days as a "result" of his illness rather than a cause.
5th Jan '18 9:41:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''InkCity'': while not explicitly played out, [[WordOfGod Word of Mundane]] gave this as the reason for [[WesternAnimation/RubyGloom Misery]]'s departure: the horrifying fashion in which her best friend departed from the City and the {{Awful Truth}}s he unintentionally shared with her beforehand caused her so much grief that she curled up and wasted away.

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* ''InkCity'': ''Roleplay/InkCity'': while not explicitly played out, [[WordOfGod Word of Mundane]] gave this as the reason for [[WesternAnimation/RubyGloom Misery]]'s departure: the horrifying fashion in which her best friend departed from the City and the {{Awful Truth}}s he unintentionally shared with her beforehand caused her so much grief that she curled up and wasted away.
2nd Dec '17 12:35:35 PM LadyNorbert
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* Possibly George in ''Film/ASingleMan''. Eight months after the death of Jim, his lover of sixteen years, George has been so ground down by grief (which he can't outwardly show, because it's the 1960s) that he decides to commit suicide... which turns out to be an unnecessary decision, since he dies of a heart attack instead, having been shown throughout the film to be [[ChekhovsGun nursing a chronic heart condition]]. DiabolusExMachina, or stress-induced cardiomyopathy? See RealLife examples below.

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* Possibly George in ''Film/ASingleMan''. Eight months after the death of Jim, his lover of sixteen years, George has been so ground down by grief (which he can't outwardly show, because it's the 1960s) that he decides to commit suicide... which turns out to be an unnecessary decision, since he dies of a heart attack instead, having been shown throughout the film to be [[ChekhovsGun nursing a chronic heart condition]]. DiabolusExMachina, or stress-induced cardiomyopathy? See RealLife examples below.
27th Nov '17 11:25:04 PM Siempie
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* This is how the Doctor deals with the Cybermen in the new series of ''Series/DoctorWho''. After their "upgrade", an emotional inhibitor is installed to keep them from freaking out or caring about how much it hurts to be [[UnwillingRoboticization unwillingly roboticized]]. Shutting off the inhibitor causes the Cybermen to go into WhatHaveIBecome-mode, which overloads their systems and causes [[YourHeadASplode their heads to blow up]].
-->'''Cybercontroller[=/=]Lumic:''' [[AC: What have you DONE?!]]\\
'''The Doctor:''' I gave them back their souls! They can see what you've done, Lumic! AND IT'S ''KILLING THEM!''
28th Oct '17 12:09:30 PM OlmoJV
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fic ''FanFic/TheVow'', this happens to Lord Shen's parents when there isn't any more news of the son they had to banish for committing mass murder being alive somewhere.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fic ''FanFic/TheVow'', ''Fanfic/TheVow'', this happens to Lord Shen's parents when there isn't any more news of the son they had to banish for committing mass murder being alive somewhere.
25th Oct '17 1:18:52 AM ultimomant
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* Barely averted in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' by Ruka and invoked by Aporia. In this duel the hero's lives are connected to their life points and vice versa. When Ruka thinks her twin is dead she falls to her knees, clutching her heart, as her life points ebb away... (They get better.)

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* Barely averted in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' by Ruka and invoked by Aporia. In this duel the hero's lives are connected to their life points and vice versa. When Ruka thinks her twin is dead dead, she falls to her knees, clutching her heart, as her life points ebb away... (They get better.)


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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': Queen Amatheia's daughters were taken away by invaders and enslaved. After Amatheia used powerful magic to set up The Shroud to prevent future invasions, she passed away from both her exhaustion and her depression over the loss of her daughters.
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