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18th Nov '17 2:59:02 AM WillBGood
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* ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Jenna is a ProudWarriorRaceGirl and so belongs to the 'glorious death in battle' variety. [[spoiler: On the verge of death she doubts the 'glorious' aspect. "Is this the glorious death we sought? It feels so cold..."]]

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* ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Jenna is a ProudWarriorRaceGirl and so belongs to the 'glorious death in battle' variety. [[spoiler: On the verge of death she doubts the 'glorious' aspect. "Is this the glorious death we sought? It feels so cold...[[ImColdSoCold cold]]..."]]
30th Oct '17 2:16:13 PM Oberoniss
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* Several religious groups have elements of this, particularly at the fringes. Radical Islamists for one are often cited with the words "we love death more than you love life."
* A lot of [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraelConflict Palestinian terrorism against Israel]] is noting as coming from this due to Palestinians' MartyrdomCulture--in particular, the rise in young, female attackers, many of whom have "dishonored" their family in some way. (One began her attack by outright saying "I have come here to die.") Not only will dying while trying to kill Israelis wipe away any previous shame and make you a hero, but your family will get a large stipend from the Palestinian government for the rest of their lives.
24th Oct '17 8:03:48 PM Zaptech
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At some point in the past, some characters have had a [[DespairEventHorizon traumatic experience]], found themselves dishonored, committed a crime they could not repay, or lost everything worth living for. For [[ICannotSelfTerminate whatever reason]], rather than [[DrivenToSuicide turning to suicide]], they went off [[TheBerserker seeking battles to fight]], hoping to find an [[SuicideByCop enemy who would kill them]], and achieve an [[RedemptionEqualsDeath honourable]], [[HeroicSacrifice heroic]], or otherwise acceptable death, sometimes going as far as outright [[PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou surrendering and offering their life to their enemies]]. {{Martyrdom Culture}}s may regard such a character as a role model, even if upon closer examination he or she might seem like a MartyrWithoutACause. In cases of cruel {{Irony}}, Death Seeker characters who snap out of it and find something to live for often end up dying or getting killed shortly afterwards anyway.

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At some point in the past, some characters have had a [[DespairEventHorizon traumatic experience]], found themselves dishonored, committed a crime they could not repay, or lost everything worth living for. For [[ICannotSelfTerminate whatever reason]], rather than [[DrivenToSuicide turning to suicide]], they went off [[TheBerserker seeking battles to fight]], hoping to find an [[SuicideByCop enemy who would kill them]], and achieve an [[RedemptionEqualsDeath honourable]], honorable]], [[HeroicSacrifice heroic]], [[DyingMomentOfAwesome awesome]], or otherwise acceptable death, sometimes going as far as outright [[PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou surrendering and offering their life to their enemies]]. {{Martyrdom Culture}}s may regard such a character as a role model, even if upon closer examination he or she might seem like a MartyrWithoutACause. In cases of cruel {{Irony}}, Death Seeker characters who snap out of it and find something to live for often end up dying or getting killed shortly afterwards anyway.
21st Oct '17 9:36:55 AM thatmadork
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->''"You know what it feels like to get beaten, almost to death? Peaceful. It feels peaceful. It was like I was floating away, watching the whole thing happen to me. And then I woke up again, and nothin's changed. I'm still takin' a beating, every day."''
-->-- '''Kenny''', ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead''

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->''"You ->'''Morty:''' Why do you keep doing this to us?!
->'''Rick:''' I don't
know what it feels like Morty! Maybe I hate myself?! Maybe I think I deserve to get beaten, almost to death? Peaceful. It feels peaceful. It was like I was floating away, watching the whole thing happen to me. And then I woke up again, and nothin's changed. I'm still takin' a beating, every day."''
die, I-I don't know!
-->-- '''Kenny''', ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead''
''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''
19th Oct '17 5:44:15 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* TheMegas: "Crashman".

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* TheMegas: "Crashman".In the track 'Programmed to Fight', they characterise Crash Man as being philosophically opposed to his creator Dr. Wily's plans, but being unable to act against his programming. His hopes lay with Mega Man being able to take him down and use his Crash Bombs against Wily, but, in the end, he was implied to be able to [[GrewBeyondTheirProgramming resist his programming]] for long enough to be able to convincingly throw the fight.
14th Oct '17 10:49:13 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* Gal in ''Literature/RuinOfAngels''. She's looking for an honorable death in battle, but she's a better fighter than ninety percent of the people she meets, so finding someone who can kill her in a fair fight is a difficult proposition. [[spoiler:Which is a good thing, because her Death Seeking ways are imposed on her by her oath to a tyrannical Queen, and she doesn't really want to die]].
14th Oct '17 8:57:57 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'', the FallenHero Dredgen Yor is implied to have been one in his final days. Having fallen to the corrupting curses of the Hive and influenced by the [[BattleTrophy bones of the Hive he'd grafted to his]] HandCannon Rose, Yor had gone from a noble man to a horrifying monster who reveled in murder and death and only did heroic deeds [[HopeCrusher so he could come back and delight in the screams of betrayal and terror when he killed those he'd saved]]. His [[RobotBuddy Ghost]] had tried to save Yor from himself, and Yor eventually [[MoralityPet sent him away so the Ghost couldn't try to sway him from his dark path]]. When he finally encountered Shin Malphur, the adopted son of one of the Guardians he'd killed, the pair had a ShowdownAtHighNoon, where Yor explained to Malphur that this was what he'd always hoped would happen, and this was the end. Malphur shoots Yor dead, and then notes that the legendary Guardian had never even reached for his weapon.
14th Oct '17 8:49:55 PM Zaptech
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** It is implied throughout the entire third game that the times have worn Shepard down to becoming this. With so many deaths and so many more lives resting on his/her shoulders, he/she seems to be running solely on the fact that no one else can do his/her job. By the end of the game, he/she seems accepting of, even welcoming his/her death, and a line in the Control Ending spoken by the intelligence formed from the sacrificed Shepard seems to drive the point home.

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** It is implied throughout the entire third game that the times have worn Shepard down to becoming this. With so many deaths and so many more lives resting on his/her shoulders, he/she seems to be running solely on the fact that no one else can do his/her job. By the end of the game, he/she seems accepting of, even welcoming his/her death, death. In the Destroy ending, in the face of an exploding device that may well kill him/her, rather than stand a safe distance away while shooting it, Shepard calmly advances closer, firing away until the flames engulf them, and a line in the Control Ending spoken by the intelligence formed from the sacrificed Shepard seems to drive the point home.
5th Oct '17 5:36:23 PM JoeMerl
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* Several religious groups have elements of this, particularly at the fringes. Radical Islamists for one are often cited with the words "we love death more than you love life".

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* Several religious groups have elements of this, particularly at the fringes. Radical Islamists for one are often cited with the words "we love death more than you love life". life."
* A lot of [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraelConflict Palestinian terrorism against Israel]] is noting as coming from this due to Palestinians' MartyrdomCulture--in particular, the rise in young, female attackers, many of whom have "dishonored" their family in some way. (One began her attack by outright saying "I have come here to die.") Not only will dying while trying to kill Israelis wipe away any previous shame and make you a hero, but your family will get a large stipend from the Palestinian government for the rest of their lives.
30th Sep '17 7:54:44 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Asgore]] in {{VideoGame/Undertale}} became one after [[spoiler:both his children died and his wife left him. He hints at this with a surprising [[Main/InterfaceScrew Interface Screw]].]]
* The ''Souls'' series by FromSoftware seems to have its fair share of them. Given that they live in [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Worlds]] where death can be ''very'' hard to come by if you get dealt a bad hand in life, it makes sense. To wit;

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* [[spoiler:Asgore]] in {{VideoGame/Undertale}} ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' became one after [[spoiler:both his children died and his wife left him. He hints at this with a surprising [[Main/InterfaceScrew Interface Screw]].InterfaceScrew.]]
* The ''Souls'' series by FromSoftware Creator/FromSoftware seems to have its fair share of them. Given that they live in [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Worlds]] where death can be ''very'' hard to come by if you get dealt a bad hand in life, it makes sense. To wit;
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